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Alexei Maximovich Peshkov 28 March 1868 – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim (Maksim) Gorky was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a... More > political activist. Mother was based on actual events: a demonstration by factory workers near Nizhni Novgorod. The “mother” is Pelageya Nilovna, widow of a boorish factory worker, and the action in the novel is generally seen through her eyes. Her son, Pavel Vlassov, is the leader of a Social Democratic circle among the workers< Less
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Mother is a tale of family. Values. Trust. Honesty. Forgiveness. When Carly Laden marries Dorian Shiffer, more than what meets the eye is in store for everyone involved. Dorian harbors a dark secret.... More > It is a secret that hurls the Laden Family into a hell on earth. What lurks deep within those woods surrounding Laden Estate? Who is the Brunette Strangler? What happened to Carly? Whose dead body lays in Decker Laden's van? And, is Decker a killer, or just the mouse in a game of Cat and Mouse? The townsfolk of Burl believe they have the answers. They are gathering at Dorothy Mae's house to discuss what they know or think they know. So stop by and take a seat. Have a cup of coffee, or perhaps you will indulge with the others and have yourself a shot of moonshine. No matter. Sit back. Relax. Listen up to the tall tale. Decide for yourself, what is truth, what is fiction.< Less
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Gorky was born in Nizhny Novgorod and became an orphan at the age of eleven. Gorky was brought up by his grandmother. In 1880, at the age of twelve, he ran away from home. After an attempt at suicide... More > in December 1887, he travelled on foot across the Russian Empire for five years, changing jobs and accumulating impressions used later in his writing. Gorky's first book Essays and Stories in 1898 enjoyed a sensational success and his career as a writer began. Gorky wrote incessantly, viewing literature less as an aesthetic practice than as a moral and political act that could change the world. He described the lives of people in the lowest strata and on the margins of society, revealing their hardships, humiliations, and brutalization, but also their inward spark of humanity. This novel is about the revolutionary factory workers. The work was translated into many languages, and was also made into a number of movies.< Less
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This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA. The famous novel of revolutionary conversion and struggle. This novel of Russia before the Revolution is without... More > question the masterpiece of Gorky, Russia's greatest living writer. Into one passionate, astonishing book has been gathered the spirit of the terrifying struggle against the Czar's autocracy. In it Russia stands forth in a flood of light.< Less
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Great gift for Mom. Sweet poem with beautiful photography.
The Autobiography of Mother Jones
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The Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mother Jones, 1925. Labor organizer Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice. While her opponents called her the “most dangerous woman in... More > America,” fellow organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn called Jones “the greatest woman agitator of our times.” Jones combined dynamic speaking skills and radical organizing methods to mobilize thousands of laborers and working-class families. She said of herself, “I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser.” Mary Harris Jones was born approximately August 1, 1837 in Cork, Ireland to Helen Cotter and Richard Harris. She had two brothers and two sisters. Jones later claimed a birthdate of May 1, 1830. Biographers suggest that she chose 1830 to add to the image of white-haired “Mother” Jones, and May first to connect herself to the Haymarket demonstration for the eight-hour day. Mary’s father moved to the United States in the 1840s, and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter.< Less
Mother Goose In Prose - Collection Volume 1
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Save money! 5 stories for less than the price of 3!Mother Goose In Prose - Collection Volume 1 contains the first five nursery rhymes in this series: Little Boy Blue; The Cat and The Fiddle; Hickory,... More > Dickory, Dock; Humpty Dumpty; andBaa, Baa, Black Sheep. None of us, whether children or adults, needs an introduction to Mother Goose. Those things which are earliest impressed upon our minds cling to them most tenaciously. The snatches sung in the nursery are never forgotten, nor are they ever recalled without bringing back with them myriads of slumbering feelings and half-forgotten images. But who, in our century, has heard the nursery rhymes told in prose? Enter L. Frank Baum, author of "The Wizard of Oz" (the original) and whose story telling works like magic to reintroduce us to our old-time favorites. We've added new full-color artwork to the old stories, and the result is a brand new world to explore once again.< Less
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