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The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic is the recollections of the disaster of Lawrence Beesley, a schoolteacher and second class passenger of the ill-fated liner, who managed to survive that nasty day in 1912. Told at first hand through the view of the eyewitness the story is emotional and full of factual details, so that the reader has opportunity to experience the tragedy himself.
It thrills more when you know that the story is real and happened to real people most of whom became the victims of the ocean…

The Magic of Oz

Dorothy and the Wizard are trying to stop the villainous Nome King, who intends to revenge himself upon Princess Ozma and her faithful friends. This is a magical children’s books by Lyman Frank Baum, American author, poet, playwright, actor, and independent filmmaker. It became the thirteenth book of Oz series, continued by 6 more sequels.

Lord of the World

This novel was written by Robert Hugh Benson in 1906 and the events in it occur in the year of 2000. The author is trying to imagine what will happen in the nearest future and prognoses the growth of Antichrist. The author who was a catholic priest was willing to spread Christian views and values to antagonists and to those who have alien views. The book is very useful for self-development and self-growth.

The House with the Green Shutters

This novel narrates about tempting and damaging role of patriarchal authority in Scottish culture on the example of a horrible confrontation between old John Gourlay and weak but creative son who will at the end kill him. -- This is an out of print or unavailable edition.

Miss Mapp

This is a nice and funny book describing the life of Miss Mapp who governs a small English village called Tilling. There are not many inhabitants there and the lady who is very intelligent has the power to manipulate them, make them do some expected things. Every character in this village is very bright and easy-to-remember. Among them it is worth to mention the greatest rival of Miss Mapp's Diva and the local artist Irene who does not really like the main character often embarrassing her. We also meet Vicar who is bright for his way of talking as in his speech he mixes Shakespearian English and Burnsian dialect. The novel starts with the description of a bridge party that takes place at Poppit's house. Such parties are often organized in the village and they are the main place of social life. Miss Mapp uses bridge to see other people's weaknesses and to keep in mind the ways of her possible future manipulations. The author Edward Benson does a great job in showing the smallest details of everyday life in Tilling. For example, he describes the opposition of Miss Mapp and Diva who want to be better-dressed. There is also a respected and the most handsome man name Mr. Wyse for whose attention almost all women are struggling. And of course, it is not possible to imagine a small village without gossiping where Miss Mapp takes an active part. The book is wonderfully written with the help of simple and ironic language. It will keep you smiling and laughing when you dive into it.

Fifty Famous Stories Retold

A collection of short stories by James Baldwin, an American author and civil rights activist, is a series of legendary tales, each concerning a certain hero or famous person and describing episodes of their lives - Alexander the Great, Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington, King Alfred and many others.
The book is generally of a great interest for children, as well as for any inquisitive reader, in addition to its being a perfect starting point for further literary studies.

Lost Illusions

By this work of greater literary maturity Balzak created a new type of novel – a novel of disillusionment, of inevitable destruction of ideals, when faced with rough reality. In the “Lost Illusions” the author describes the destruction of bourgeois ideals under the influence of the capitalism. In the heart of the novel lies the theme of turning literature into article of trade, beginning with producing of paper up to the views, thoughts and feelings of authors. The narration is far from dry scientific nature, appearing a story of a career of the main character.

Lightfoot the Deer

Once upon a time there lived Lightfoot the Deer. He was handsome and cute and had a lot of friends at Home – in the Green forest. Everything was wonderful… but then autumn came and with it came the invaders – creatures on two legs with things that spat fire – hunters!.. Will Lightfoot the Deer be able to escape?.. How horrible!.. But don’t be afraid, his friends in the Green forest will help him. And when danger over blows, strange, foreign deer come to the forest. Why are they here? And what will Lightfoot the Deer do?..

Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

First published in 1914 by one of the originators of American school of Boy Scouts Beard Daniel Carter, the book Shelters, Shacks And Shanties contains illustrated and detailed plans that display 50 variants of building a shelter using only the materials available in the forest or any improvised means. With this book a simple shelter can be changed to a log cabin. It is a must have book for those who are keen on travelling and camping, love nature and have zeal to create.

History of the United States

Beard Charles Austin’s History of the United States is a textbook about the American history from its founding to the XIX century. The author explains the historical processes and facts that are reciprocal according to the law of cause and effect. The main advantage of the book is that history isn’t just narrated chronologically but arranged thematically, mostly paying attention to the social and economic aspects as the dominant determinants but not war strategy. Besides the inner historical developments there are described the relations with other countries, the most important of which are ones with Europe.

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