Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island
By H.G. Wells
Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island, written in 1928, tells the story of Arnold Blettsworthy who, after being betrayed by a business partner, is advised to go travelling in an attempt to recover from his severe disillusionment. However, instead of being full of relaxation and recuperation his trip is filled with nautical mutinies, cannibals, and much that is not what it seems.
Men Like Gods
By H.G. Wells
In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple's trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple's ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the constraints of government and organized religion, the citizens lead rich, meaningful lives, passed in pursuit of their creative fancies. Barnstaple's traveling companions, however, quickly contrive a scheme to remake the utopia in the image of their twentieth-century world.
The Making of Modern Zionism, Revised Edition
By Shlomo Avineri
For eighteen centuries pious Jews had prayed for the return to Jerusalem, but only in the revolutionary atmosphere of nineteenth-century Europe was this yearning transformed into an active political philosophy: Zionism. In The Making of Modern Zionism, the distinguished political scientist Shlomo Avineri rejects the common view that Zionism was solely a reaction to anti-Semitism and persecution. Rather, he sees it as part of the universal quest for self-determination. In sharply-etched intellectual profiles of Zionism's major thinkers from Moses Hess to Theodore Herzl and from Vladimir Jabotinsky to David Ben Gurion, Avineri traces the evolution of this quest from its intellectual origins in the early nineteenth century to the establishment of the State of Israel. In an expansive new epilogue, he tracks the rise of religious Zionism since the 1970s, explaining its pernicious effect on the nation that secular Zionism created. The result is a book that enables us to understand, as perhaps never before, one of the truly revolutionary ideas of our time.
By Genevieve Belmaker
Experience the Life of the CityTravel writer and journalist Genevieve Belmaker shares her expert perspective on the Holy Land, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're there to explore the tunnels under the Western Wall, visit the Dome of the Rock, or taste the best shakshuka and halvah in the country, Moon Jerusalem has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "A Tour of the Yad VaShem" and "Taste of the Shuq," expertly-crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Belmaker's trustworthy advice, Moon Jerusalem provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!
By Allison Williams
Experience the Life of the City Seattle is a world-class metropolis that hasn't outgrown its youthful exuberance. Take in the creative energy, innovative spirit, and optimism of the city with Moon Seattle. The Moon Seattle travel guidebook features:* Local author and reporter Allison Williams shares her expert perspective on her adopted city* Full-color guidebooks with striking and useful photos* Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps* Detailed itineraries, all accessible by public transit, as well as day trips outside the city: Best of Seattle (4 Days), Seattle with Kids (3 Days), A Rainy Day in Seattle, Best of Tech, Bainbridge Island, Mt. Rainier* Guided walks through the liveliest neighborhoods, including Downtown and Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, and Ballardand suggestions on where to eat, drink, and play nearby* Strategic advice on the best ways to see iconic sights, including the top places to take in the view, get drinks, or people-watch* Activities and trip ideas for every traveler, such as exploring Seattles unique coffee culture, sampling some of the countrys best craft beer, listening to live music, visiting beautiful museums, shopping downtown, tasting seafood fresh from the Pacific, and enjoying the city skyline* Accurate and up-to-date background information on the landscape, history, culture, and arts* Helpful tools such as detailed tips on where to stay and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, all in a book light enough to fit in your messenger bagWith Moon Seattle's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Road tripping along the Coast? Test-drive Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip, or Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip. Visiting more of the state? Check out Moon Washington. Want to experience more city life on the West Coast? Try Moon Portland.
Madness Rules the Hour
By Paul Starobin
In the mid-1800s, Charleston, South Carolina, embodied the combustible spirit of the slave South. No city was more fervently attached to slavery, and no city was seen by the North as a greater threat of rebellion. And so, in 1860, with Abraham Lincoln's election looming, Charleston's leaders faced a climactic decision: they could submit to abolition-or they could drive South Carolina out of the Union and hope that the rest of the South would follow.Madness Rules the Hour tells the story of how Charleston succumbed to war fever as its leaders demanded secession and its white masses joined in the uprising with a wild excitement. Through in-depth research and vibrant storytelling, Paul Starobin brings to life the city's propagandists, politicians, populists, and pro-slavery pastor to chart the relentless progress of the contagion. The result is a portrait of a culture in crisis and an insightful investigation into the folly that fractured the Union and started the Civil War-with echoes in our raucous politics today.
Moon Zion & Bryce, 7th Edition
By W. C. McRae, Judy Jewell
Find Your AdventureSeasoned travel guide authors W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell share their expert perspective on Zion and Bryce National Parks, guiding you to a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're hiking the remote corners of Canyonlands, mountain biking in Slickrock Canyon, or finding the best brewpub in Moab, Moon Zion & Bryce has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "Hoodoos and Views" and "Fun for All and All for Fun," expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and W. C. and Judy's trustworthy advice, Moon Zion & Bryce provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!Moon Zion & Bryce covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:* Moab* Kolob Canyons* Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument* Capitol Reef National Park
By Wendy Moore
Medicine, in the early 1800s, was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. The most surgeons could offer by way of pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Onto this scene came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope of the medical world. Charismatic and ambitious, Elliotson was determined to transform medicine from a hodge-podge of archaic remedies into a practice informed by the latest science. In this aim he was backed by Thomas Wakley, founder of the new magazine, the Lancet, and a campaigner against corruption and malpractice.Then, in the summer of 1837, a French visitor - the self-styled Baron Jules Denis Dupotet - arrived in London to promote an exotic new idea: mesmerism. The mesmerism mania would take the nation by storm but would ultimately split the two friends, and the medical world, asunder - throwing into focus fundamental questions about the fine line between medicine and quackery, between science and superstition.
Message from the Eocene
By Margaret St Clair
His name was Tharg, but he was not of any life form we know today. He lived so long ago that the planet Earth had not yet shaped itself. Lava seas roiled and churned, volcanoes spouted and grew, and heavy clouds hung in the hydrogen atmosphere, leaving the planet's surface dark and dangerous.On that world Tharg met his death, or something very much like it. He became a disembodied, totally nonphysical intelligence, cut off from all contact with the life he had known. He 'slept' for hundreds of millions of years, unconnected with the world, unthinking, hardly existing.But then he began to awake - for there was new life on Earth, creatures called 'human', and Tharg, knowing an ancient promise from the stars, had to tell them of it. But . . . how?
By Ronald Rice
My Bookstore our favorite writers-from Elin Hilderbrand, to John Grisham, to Dave Eggers-express their adoration and admiration for their favorite bookstores and booksellers. The relationship between a writer and her local bookstore can last for years or even decades. Often it is the author's local store that supported her during the early days of her career and that works tirelessly to introduce her work to new readers. But authors are also readers and customers, just like us. For them, as for most of us, bookstores serve as the anchor for our communities, the place that introduces us to new ideas (and new neighbors), and that sets our children on the path to becoming lifelong readers and lovers of books. Brimming with original, deeply moving, funny, and exceedingly well-crafted tributes to bookstores, from Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine (Ron Currie, Jr.) to Powells City of Books in Portland, Oregon (Chuck Palahniuk) and everywhere in between, My Bookstore is a joyful celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops.
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Follow the adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Mummy Mayhem: a school trip to the museum turns into a nightmare when Egyptian mummies come to life. Sam, Lin and Danny have to get them back in their boxes... Mummy Mayhem has been levelled at book band 7 Turquoise.Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Monsters of the Ivy League
By Steve Radlauer, Ellis Weiner, Randy Jones
If, like most Americans, you think an Ivy League diploma paves the way to Nobel Prizes, Wall Street riches, and a life of prosperity and happiness, think again. Consider these "distinguished" alumni:* John Fairbanks (Dartmouth AB, 1946), embezzler* Amy Bishop (Harvard Ph.D., 1993), mass murderer* Eliot Spitzer (Princeton BA, 1981; Harvard JD, 1984), disgraced NY governor and patron of prostitutes* Cardinal Bernard F. Law (Harvard BA, 1952), protector of abusive priests* Jeffrey Skilling (Harvard MBA, 1979), felonious Enron CEO* Madison Grant (Yale BA, 1887; Columbia LL.B.), eugenicist* Ann Coulter (Cornell BA, 1984), professional bully* Jonah Lehrer (Columbia BA, 2003), plagiarist* Theodore Kaczynski (Harvard BA, 1962), the UnabomberIn 85 brief profiles of murderers, rapists, racists, cheaters, lying politicians, slavers, oligarchs, war criminals, traitors, forgers, kiddie-porners, and other moral reprobates, MONSTERS OF THE IVY LEAGUE effectively--and entertainingly!--bursts the bubble of America's obsession with elite colleges.
Moon Virginia & Maryland, 2nd Edition
By Michaela Riva Gaaserud
Discover Virginia & Maryland in a New WayTravel writer Michaela Riva Gaaserud shares her expert perspective on Virginia and Maryland, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're visiting the monuments in Washington DC or hiking in Shenandoah National Park, Moon Virginia & Maryland has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "The Unusual and Unearthly" and "History Comes Alive," expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Michaela's trustworthy advice, Moon Virginia & Maryland provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!Moon Virginia & Maryland covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:* Shenandoah and Northwestern Virginia* Maryland's Eastern Shore and Atlantic Beaches* Baltimore
Moon Florida Keys 3rd Edition
By Joshua Lawrence Kinser
Make Your EscapeTravel writer and local Joshua Lawrence Kinser shares his expert perspective on the Florida Keys, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're diving the fascinating underwater coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo, or hiking and camping in the Middle Keys, Moon Florida Keys has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "Sun and Sand" and "Animal Attractions," expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Joshua's trustworthy advice, Moon Florida Keys provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!Moon Florida Keys covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:* Key West* Islamorada* Key Largo* Miami and the Everglades
Masterpieces by the Numbers
This crafty kit includes three pre-printed canvases (Van Gogh's Still Life-Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, a Mondrian Composition, and Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring) with easy-to-paint, numbered sections; five paint pots; mini paint brush; a miniature easel for displaying finished paintings; a full-color, fold-out sheet with detailed painting instructions; and 32-page mini book with paint-by-number tips and a bit of art history.This crafty kit includes: Three pre-printed canvases (Van Gogh's Still Life-Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, a Mondrian Composition, and Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring) with easy-to-paint, numbered sections Six paint pots Mini paint brush A miniature easel for displaying finished paintings Full-color, fold-out sheets with detailed painting instructions 32-page mini book with paint-by-number tips and a bit of art history
Moon Rome, Florence & Venice
By Alexei J. Cohen
Experience the Life of the CityTravel writer and Italian transplant Alexei Cohen shares his expert perspective on the top cities in Italy, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're looking to see the Coliseum and the Sistine Chapel, people watch while strolling the Ponte Vecchio, or explore the winding Venetian streets searching for the perfect bite to eat, Moon Rome, Florence, & Venice has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "The Best of Rome, Florence & Venice in 14 Days" and "Taste of Italy", expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Cohen's trustworthy advice, Moon Rome, Florence, & Venice provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!
Moon New Mexico, 10th Edition
By Zora O'Neill
Discover New Mexico in a New WayTravel writer Zora O'Neill shares her expert perspective on New Mexico, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're museum-hopping in Santa Fe or exploring the vast beauty of the desert, Moon New Mexico has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "Not Just Hot Tamales" and "Weird and Wonderful," expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Zora's trustworthy advice, Moon New Mexico provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!Moon New Mexico covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:* Santa Fe* Taos* Albuquerque
Moon Baja, Tenth Edition
By Jennifer Kramer
Make Your EscapeTravel writer and local guide Jennifer Kramer shares her expert perspective on Baja, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.Whether you're tasting your way through wine country or riding the waves at the region's premier surfing spots, Moon Baja has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like "Around the Cape in Seven Days" and "Seaside Romance," expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Jennifer's trustworthy advice, Moon Baja provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!Moon Baja covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:* Tijuana* Rosarito* Ensenada* Valle de Guadalupe* Tecate* La Rumarosa* Mexicali* San Felipe* Bahía de Los Angeles* Laguna de Ojo Liebre* Cabo San Lucas* Los Cabos* La Paz
By Michelle Adams
MY SISTER by Michelle Adams is an addictive, twisty, shocking debut thriller - an intimate tale of family secrets that will grip readers who devoured Clare Mackintosh's I LET YOU GO and S.K. Tremayne's THE ICE TWINS.My name is Irini. I was given away.My name is Elle. I was kept. All her life Irini thought she was given away because her family didn't want her. What if the truth is something worse?Two sisters. Two separate lives.One family bound by a harrowing secret.
Murder on the Serpentine
By Anne Perry
The queen of the Victorian mystery, New York Times bestseller Anne Perry returns with the 32nd novel in the Inspector Pitt series MURDER ON THE SERPENTINE. Pitt is on a secret mission for the Queen, maybe his last...London, 1899: Head of Special Branch Commander Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace. In the twilight of her years, Queen Victoria is all too aware that the Prince of Wales will soon inherit her empire and must be beyond reproach. She tells Pitt she tasked her close friend and confidante, John Halberd, with investigating the Prince's friends, specifically Alan Kendrick, a wealthy playboy and betting man, but before he could report back, Halberd was found dead in a rowing boat on the Serpentine. The death has been ruled an unfortunate accident and the investigation closed, but the Queen is not convinced that all is as it seems and tasks Pitt with finding the truth. Forced to act alone in this most sensitive of investigations, Pitt finds himself embroiled in a plot that threatens not only the reputations of men, but also the safety and reputation of the Empire. . .