"This is no fiction, no exaggeration. If I have failed in anything, it has been in presenting to the reader too prominently the bright side of the picture." Solomon Northup-s best-selling memoir recounts his harrowing experience of being kidnapped and sold into slavery. First published in 1853, the book explores the horrors Northup endured as a result of his enslavement, and provides a shocking account of his struggles to reclaim his freedom. Twelve Years a Slave was made into an Academy-Award winning film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.
Eleven Deadly Days in the Caribbean Join Marsha & Danny Jones as they face the greatest threat yet to the Sea Empress and her passengers on a wonderful cruise to the Caribbean – with a serial killer on board! A fascinating group of people have joined the cruise to the warm and sunny islands, from famous authors to stalking reviewers, a country music legend and a top FBI agent sent to help track down a killer. Danger lurks every day as the body count begins. When will it all end? Only The Shadow knows for sure!
Purrblo Picasso, Furida Kahlo, Mewcel Duchamp: It’s a well-kept secret, but cats have always been at the clawing-edge of the artistic world! Colorful paws have left their prints as far back as Ancient Mesopotamia and scratched impressive carvings in Greek and Roman Temples. Finally, their masterful legacy is receiving its due, thanks to this witty celebration of kitty art. And what a gallery it is—truly the cat’s meow! On display are the finest feline masterpieces: paintings from such greats as Furmeer of Delft, Frans-hissco Goya, and Clawed Monet. Gaze at “Whisker’s Mother” and the decadent illustrations of Pawbrey Beardsley. Both cat fans and art lovers are sure to enjoy this, and have fun identifying the artists and parodied pictures.
Author: Taimur Samad
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics
This book provides diagnostic tools to inform policy dialogue and investment priorities on urbanization in Colombia, addresssing the need to deepen economic connectivity, enhance coordination at a regional and metropolitan scale, and foster efficiency and innovativeness in how cities finance themselves.
Author: Jane Lebak
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Gabriel and the other Archangels of the Presence have a new assignment: guard the Messiah through his childhood and ministry. Gabriel still struggles to synthesize the lessons for his year as a man, but he carries the shame of his punishment with him into his relations with the other angels. When created beings kill the Son of God, mortal enemies suddenly become allies while close friends become enemies, and Gabriel finds himself on the battle field of a war he never wanted to fight.
Author: Michael John Sanchez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Performing Arts
Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.
What does it look like when a school uses data wisely? Data Wise in Action, a new companion and sequel to our bestselling Data Wise, tells the stories of eight very different schools following the Data Wise process of using assessment results to improve teaching and learning. Data Wise in Action highlights the leadership challenges schools face in each phase of the eight-step Data Wise cycle and illustrates how staff members use creativity and collaboration to overcome those challenges.