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Louisa Author Louisa Thomas
ISBN-10 9781101980828
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 512
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An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams, whose life had been dedicated to public service from the earliest age. And yet John Quincy fell in love with her, almost despite himself. Their often tempestuous but deeply close marriage lasted half a century. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England, at royal courts, on farms, in cities, and in the White House. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman of her time. But wherever she lived, she was always pressing her nose against the glass, not quite sure whether she was looking in or out. The other members of the Adams family could take their identity for granted—they were Adamses; they were Americans—but she had to invent her own. The story of Louisa Catherine Adams is one of a woman who forged a sense of self. As the country her husband led found its place in the world, she found a voice. That voice resonates still. In this deeply felt biography, the talented journalist and historian Louisa Thomas finally gives Louisa Catherine Adams's full extraordinary life its due. An intimate portrait of a remarkable woman, a complicated marriage, and a pivotal historical moment, Louisa Thomas's biography is a masterful work from an elegant storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

Mrs Adams in Winter

Mrs  Adams in Winter Author Michael O'Brien
ISBN-10 1429944757
Release 2010-03-02
Pages 384
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Early in 1815, Louisa Catherine Adams and her young son left St. Petersburg in a heavy Russian carriage and set out on a difficult journey to meet her husband, John Quincy Adams, in Paris. She traveled through the snows of eastern Europe, down the Baltic coast to Prussia, across the battlefields of Germany, and into a France then experiencing the tumultuous events of Napoleon's return from Elba. Along the way, she learned what the long years of Napoleon's wars had done to Europe, what her old friends in the royal court in Berlin had experienced during the French occupation, how it felt to have her life threatened by reckless soldiers, and how to manage fear. The journey was a metaphor for a life spent crossing borders: born in London in 1775, she had grown up partly in France, and in 1797 had married into the most famous of American political dynasties and become the daughter-in-law of John and Abigail Adams. The prizewinning historian Michael O'Brien reconstructs for the first time Louisa Adams's extraordinary passage. An evocative history of the experience of travel in the days of carriages and kings, Mrs. Adams in Winter offers a moving portrait of a lady, her difficult marriage, and her conflicted sense of what it meant to be a woman caught between worlds.

                               Author Τζούλιαν Μπαρνς
ISBN-10 9786180305609
Release 2016-03-10
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Μάιος του 1937. Ένας τριαντάρης περιμένει δίπλα στον ανελκυστήρα μιας πολυκατοικίας του Λένινγκραντ. Περιμένει όλη τη νύχτα ότι ανά πάσα στιγμή θα τον οδηγήσουν στο Αρχηγείο της Υπηρεσίας Κρατικής Ασφάλειας. Καμιά από τις διασημότητες που γνώρισε την περασμένη δεκαετία δεν μπορεί τώρα να του φανεί χρήσιμη. Και ελάχιστοι από όσους οδηγούνται στο Αρχηγείο επιστρέφουν. Αυτή είναι η αφετηρία του νέου αριστουργηματικού μυθιστορήματος του Μπαρνς, μια ιστορία για τη σύγκρουση ζωής και τέχνης, το θάρρος, τη δειλία, και τον πόνο του αναπόφευκτου συμβιβασμού. Το βιβλίο αναφέρεται στη ζωή, το έργο του Ντμίτρι Σοστακόβιτς καθώς και στη σύγκρουσή του με το σταλινικό καθεστώς.

Focus On 100 Most Popular English Emigrants to the United States

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The Lost Founding Father John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics

The Lost Founding Father  John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics Author William J. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781631493898
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 512
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Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Long relegated to the sidelines of history as the hyperintellectual son of John and Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), has never basked in the historical spotlight. Remembered, if at all, as an ineffective president during an especially rancorous time, Adams was humiliated in office after the contested election of 1824, viciously assailed by populist opponents for being both slippery and effete, and then resoundingly defeated by the western war hero Andrew Jackson, whose 1828 election ushered in an era of unparalleled expansion. Aware of this reputation yet convinced that Adams deserves a reconsideration, award-winning historian William J. Cooper has reframed the sixth president’s life in an entirely original way, demonstrating that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his morality and political philosophy the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. As Cooper demonstrates, no one else in his generation—not Clay, Webster, Calhoun, or Jackson—ever experienced Europe as young Adams did, who at fourteen translated from French at the court of Catherine the Great. In fact, Adams’s very exposure to the ideas of the European Enlightenment that had so influenced the Founding Fathers, including their embrace of reason, were hardly shared by his contemporaries, particularly those who could not countenance slaves as equal human beings. Such differences, as Cooper narrates, became particularly significant after Adams’s failed presidency, when he, along with his increasingly reclusive wife, Louisa Catherine Adams, returned to Washington as a Massachusetts congressman in 1831. With his implacable foe Andrew Jackson in the White House, Adams passionately took up the antislavery cause. Despite raucous opposition from southern and northern politicians, Adams refused to relent, his protests so vehement that Congress enacted the gag rule in the 1830s specifically to silence him. With his impassioned public pronouncements and his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial, a defiant Adams was no longer viewed as a failed president but a national, albeit curmudgeonly, hero, who finally collapsed on the floor of the House chamber in 1848 and died in the capital three days later. Ironically, Adams’s death and the extraordinary obsequies produced an outpouring of national, and bipartisan, grief never before seen in the nineteenth century, as if the country had truly lost its last Founding Father. Now, in another fractious age, the courageous life of John Quincy Adams suddenly takes on renewed vigor and meaning, as William J. Cooper’s momentous biography so eloquently affirms.

Louisa Catherine

Louisa Catherine Author Margery M. Heffron
ISBN-10 9780300197969
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 432
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Presents the life of the wife of the sixth president, covering her early life abroad, her diplomatic mission in Russia, her role as a famous Washington hostess, and her participation in the political and social events of her time.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 Author Sarah Janssen
ISBN-10 9781600572128
Release 2017-12-05
Pages 1008
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

A Traveled First Lady

A Traveled First Lady Author Louisa Catherine Adams
ISBN-10 9780674369276
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 439
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Louisa Catherine Adams was daughter-in-law and wife of presidents, assisted diplomat J. Q. Adams at three European capitals, and served as a D.C. hostess for three decades. Yet she is barely remembered today. A Traveled First Lady (with Foreword by Laura Bush) corrects this oversight, by sharing Adams's remarkable story in her own words.


Middlesex Author Τζέφρυ Ευγενίδης
ISBN-10 9789601655673
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 752
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To Middlesex αφηγείται τη συνταρακτική ιστορία της Καλλιόπης Στεφανίδη και τριών γενεών της ελληνοαµερικανικής οικογένειας Στεφανίδη, οι οποίοι ταξίδεψαν από ένα µικρό χωριουδάκι απέναντι από τον Όλυµπο της Μικράς Ασίας στο Ντητρόιτ της ποτοαπαγόρευσης, έζησαν τις ένδοξες ηµέρες στην πόλη της αυτοκινητοβιοµηχανίας και τις φυλετικές ταραχές του 1967, προτού µετακοµίσουν στις δεντροφυτεµένες λεωφόρους του Γκρος Πουέντ, στο Μίσιγκαν. Για να καταλάβει η Καλλιόπη τον λόγο που δεν είναι σαν τα άλλα κορίτσια, αναγκάζεται να αποκαλύψει ένα µεγάλο οικογενειακό µυστικό και την εκπληκτική γενετική ιστορία που µεταµορφώνει την Κάλλι σε Καλ, έναν από τους πιο τολµηρούς και υπέροχους αφηγητές στη σύγχρονη µυθιστορία. Λυρικό και συναρπαστικό, το Middlesex είναι µια απολαυστική αναβίωση του αµερικανικού έπους. «Η κεντρική ηρωίδα Κάλλι ξεκινά τη ζωή της σαν κορίτσι, η εφηβεία της αποκαλύπτει σιγά σιγά τον ανδρισµό που κρύβει µέσα της και στα δεκατέσσερά της µια χειρουργική επέµβαση ξεκαθαρίζει τα πράγµατα: η Κάλλι είναι από δω και πέρα ο Καλ. Είναι λοιπόν όλα ζήτηµα γονιδίων, µπορεί ο γενετικός ντετερµινισµός να ερµηνεύσει τα πάντα; “Το βιβλίο µου” µας ξεκαθαρίζει ο Ευγενίδης “έχει θέµα τη γενετική, όχι όµως εις βάρος της ψυχολογικής ανάλυσης της ανθρώπινης συµπεριφοράς. Το αντίθετο µάλιστα, αντιστρατεύεται την τρέχουσα εκλαϊκευµένη µορφή της γενετικής που θεωρεί την ανθρώπινη συµπεριφορά γενετικά προκαθορισµένη. Οι περισσότεροι γενετικοί επιστήµονες υποστηρίζουν σήµερα ότι η ανθρώπινη ταυτότητα είναι το αποτέλεσµα µιας περίπλοκης διάδρασης ανάµεσα σε ένα 50% γενετικά προκαθορισµένων συστατικών και σε ένα 50% περιβαλλοντικών παραγόντων. Η Κάλλι γεννιέται µε ένα µεταλλαγµένο γονίδιο, αλλά υπερβαίνει µέσα από την ιστορία αυτόν τον προκαθορισµό, η µοίρα κατά συνέπεια δεν είναι άφευκτη, για να ανατρέξω στην εννοιολογία των αρχαίων Ελλήνων”». Σπύρος Μοσκόβου, Το Βήµα, 30-3-2003 «Λίγο Τρίστραµ Σάντι, λίγο Ισµαήλ, λίγο Χόλντεν Κόλφιλντ, ο Καλ είναι ένας εκπληκτικά συναρπαστικός αφηγητής… Εντυπωσιακό… Ένα βαθιά συγκινητικό πορτρέτο µιας οικογένειας και της ταραχώδους πορείας της στον αµερικανικό εικοστό αιώνα». MICHICO KAKUTANI, The New York Times Το καλύτερο βιβλίο της χρονιάς (2002). Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Entertainment Weekly, Borders, Barnes & Noble και «Όλα τα πρόσωπα που συναντούµε στο Middlesex σφύζουν από ζωή… Ο Ευγενίδης καταπιάστηκε µε το µεγαλύτερο απ’ όλα τα µυστήρια –Ποιοι είµαστε ακριβώς και από πού ερχόµαστε;– και έπλασε µια ιστορία που καταφέρνει να είναι διαφωτιστική και αξεπέραστη». Los Angeles Times Book Review «Η έκταση του βιβλίου δίνει την εντύπωση ότι το χέρι του συγγραφέα τεντώνεται ολοένα και πιο µακριά για να συµπεριλάβει περισσότερους ανθρώπους, περισσότερη ζωή… ένα τιτάνιο έργο πολυπραγµοσύνης, φαντασίας και αγάπης». The New York Times Book Review «Ένα εκπληκτικά πλούσιο, φιλόδοξο µυθιστόρηµα – του αξίζει να έχει τεράστια επιτυχία». Salman Rushdie «Επιτέλους το Ντητρόιτ απέκτησε το µεγάλο του µυθιστόρηµα. Αυτό που κέρδισε το Δουβλίνο από τον Τζέιµς Τζόυς –ένα ανεξάντλητο, φιλόδοξο, τρυφερό, οργισµένο και παιχνιδιάρικο χρονικό όλων των καλών και των κακών– το Ντητρόιτ το απέκτησε από το δικό του τέκνο, τον Τζέφρυ Ευγενίδη». Mart Salij, Detroit Free Press «Ό,τι κι αν περιµένατε, θα εκπλαγείτε από το Middlesex […] ένα συνταρακτικό έπος […] το είδος του βιβλίου που σε προκαλεί να το διαβάσεις µέσα σε µια µέρα, και να το ξαναδιαβάσεις αµέσως µετά». Jonathan Safran Foer, Bomb


Middlesex Author Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN-10 9604900560
Release 2003
Pages 751
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To prasino mili

To prasino mili Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9604506080
Release 1998
Pages 471
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The Ladies Repository

The Ladies  Repository Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00329566Z
Release 1862
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The Seven Against Thebes of Aeschylus

The Seven Against Thebes of Aeschylus Author Aeschylus
ISBN-10 153083998X
Release 2016-03-31
Pages 92
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The Seven Against Thebes of Aeschylus by Aeschylus. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in 1878 and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes.

John Adams

John Adams Author David McCullough
ISBN-10 0743218299
Release 2001-05-22
Pages 752
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 1523904887
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 252
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The American Magazine

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015039718039
Release 1877
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The Universalist and Ladies Repository

The Universalist and Ladies  Repository Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433104825793
Release 1861-07
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