Perfect for ages 7-10 In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. The most famous debates in American history were held over 150 years ago, and today they are remembered and celebrated mostly because they included future president Abraham Lincoln, one of the nation’s most revered men. But in the fall of 1858, Lincoln was just a one-term congressman who had to all but beg his US Senate opponent to debate him. That’s because his opponent, incumbent US senator Stephen Douglas, was one of the most famous national politicians of the era. Though Douglas is remembered today almost entirely for his association to Lincoln, in 1858 he was ´´The Little Giant” of American politics and a leader of the Democratic Party. In particular, it was Douglas who had championed the idea of ´´popular sovereignty”, advocating that the settlers of federal territory should vote on whether their state would become a free state or a slave state. When Congress created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska in 1854, it followed this model, and Douglas believed it was a moderate position that would hold the Union together. But many in the North considered popular sovereignty a deliberate attempt to circumvent the Missouri Compromise, which was supposed to have banned slavery in any state above the parallel 36°30′ north. As a result, the Lincoln-Douglas debates would be almost entirely about issues pertaining to slavery. Douglas would go on to win reelection in 1858, but Lincoln would win the war, literally and figuratively. In the presidential election of 1860, Lincoln would win the Republican nomination and the presidency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108628/bk_acx0_108628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for ages 7-10. ´´Young men, pay heed to an old man, whom old men harkened when he was still young.´´ - Augustus In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. The importance of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (or as he was known from birth, Gaius Octavius ´´Octavian” Thurinus) to the course of Western history is hard to overstate. His life, his rise to power, his political, social, and military achievements, all laid the foundations for the creation of an empire which would endure for almost five centuries, and whose traditions, laws, architecture, and art continue to influence much of Europe and the world today. Octavian was the first true Roman Emperor, and the first man since the Etruscan Tarquins, five centuries earlier, to establish a successful hereditary ruling dynasty in what had been a proud Republic for over half a millennium. He was a canny strategist, an excellent orator, a fine writer, a generous patron of the arts, and an enthusiastic promoter of public works, but above all he was a master politician. Octavian’s great-uncle (and adoptive father) Julius Caesar was a great general, his rival, Mark Antony, a great soldier, but as a politician, Octavian outmatched them all. Certainly, like all men, Octavian had his defects. Like many of the most successful politicians, he could connive, plot, and prevaricate with the best of them, and he made full use of the emotional pull that his late beloved great-uncle had over the legions during the course of his rise to power. His justice was also famously heavy-handed, and he was not known for his mercy towards those he defeated in battle or marginalized political opponents. Yet despite all this, he still stands in bronze on Rome’s Via dei Fori I... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106097/bk_acx0_106097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. The American Revolution had no shortage of compelling characters with seemingly larger than life traits, including men like the multi-talented Benjamin Franklin, the wise Thomas Jefferson, the mercurial John Adams, and the stoic George Washington. But no Revolutionary leader has been as controversial as Samuel Adams, who has been widely portrayed over the last two centuries as America´s most radical and fiery colonist. Among his contemporaries, Adams was viewed as one of the most influential colonial leaders, a man Thomas Jefferson himself labeled ´´truly the Man of the Revolution´´ and the one who the Boston Gazette eulogized as the ´´Father of the American Revolution.´´ Adams was an outspoken opponent of British taxes in the 1760s, one of Boston´s hardest working writers and orators, a leader of the Boston Caucus, active in the Sons of Liberty, and a political leader who organized large gatherings in settings like Faneuil Hall and the Old South Meeting House. When cousin John Adams was an Ambassador to France during the Revolution, he had to explain that he was not the ´´famous´´ Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096577/bk_acx0_096577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is dedicated to the many opponents who would like to see Trump defeated and the end to his presidential campaign. They feel Trump´s campaign has been based on insults, humiliation, and inciting his followers to violence. He has been called a bigot and racist and compared to Hitler. Some have considered him a dangerous evil monster. In the past, many dangerous and scary beasts have gone extinct, so this book has been created in this spirit of comparing Trump to many now extinct beasts, including early humans and a new Trump species that is sure to go extinct, as many hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Diepenbrock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058073/bk_acx0_058073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re new to the sport or you feel you could sharpen up your knowledge of the game, this guide is for you. Inside you´ll find easy-to-understand advice on the basic rules and pitch positions, plus in-depth lessons on ball skills, fitness training, and techniques to outwit your opponents - all illustrated with entertaining stories from British and International rugby´s back pages. In addition, you get a grounding in the local, national and international reaches of Rugby Union Rugby Union For Dummies 3rd Edition: * Features an in-depth and up-to-date look at the Laws that form the beautiful game * Covers all you will need to know about talking tactics and is perfect for anyone looking at swatting up on rugby for the World Cup and beyond * Advises on all you will need to know to get stuck in and play * Contains a new chapter on sevens as the sport will be a demonstration sport at London 2012 and a full sport at Rio 2016
The Play of Auction Hands:One Hundred Hands Illustrated and Analyzed, the First Seventy-Two Hands Explaining the Play of Declarant, and the Balance of Twenty-Eight, the Play of Opponents of Declarant, Besides a Discussion of Certain Features of Auction B Edward Elias Denison
As the official defensive tactics system of Israeli police, military, and elite special operations units, krav maga has proven its effectiveness from front lines and back streets to prisoner transport and ´´take no prisoners´´ missions. For the first time,´´Black Belt Krav Maga´´ teaches and illustrates the discipline´s most lethal fighting and self-defense moves in book format. These no-holds-barred street fighting techniques are designed to do one thing and one thing only: end a fight as quickly as possible by completely disabling an opponent. Extensive counterattacks are illustrated for the most dangerous situations, including neutralizing attackers armed with guns, knives, and other weapons. The program in Black Belt Krav Maga trains readers to functionduring the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter and react with a perfectly coordinated counterattack--quickly, automatically, and with deadly accuracy.
Match the cats and kittens of 25 breeds from around the world in this beautifully illustrated memory game. To play, simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the mother cat and her kitten are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of breeds included - from the British Shorthair to the Siamese, and from the Maine Coon to the hairless Sphynx - this fun and educational game will appeal to cat lovers everywhere.
After slipping through the crooked fingers of Baba Yaga, you manage to escape her house. Thats when the witch starts pursuing you aboard her flying cauldron! To escape, you need to cast three spells, whose ingredients are scattered throughout this strange forest but hurry! Baba Yaga has already picked up your scent!Flee from the witchs twisted claws by casting 3 spells, but you must first find the needed ingredients scattered in the forest. Will you find what you need before your opponents move Baba Yaga across the board and back again? Baba Yaga is a fast and fun memory game for the whole family. This original game comes with an illustrated version of the famous Slavic tale it is based on.
Your quiet little 16th century village has suddenly become infested with some very unfriendly werewolves ... can you and the other villagers find them before they devour everyone?Ultimate Werewolf is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 68 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you´re innocent, while secretly dining on those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.More than 40 unique roles, 18 diferent scenarios to allow groups of all sizes and experience levels to quickly get up and running, a set of 80 fully illustrated cards, a moderator scorepad to keep track of games, and a comprehensive game guide with pages and pages full of insights, tips and strategies. This set has everything you need for the best Ultimate Werewolf experience possible, whether youre playing with a small circle of friends at home, a huge gathering of gamers o as an engaging team builfing exercise at the office.