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the 12 labors of dylan By uncle wade
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A choose your own adventure children's book based on the twelve labors of Hercules. The book is structured in such a way as to ensure that the reader follows closely to the actual story of Hercules... More > and his twelve labors. Black and white pictures are on every page. Entertaining as well as educational. Written for the author's 8 year old nephew Dylan, hence the title of the book.< Less
Twelve Mile School By Judy McGonagill
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This is a historical fiction novel occurring in 1916 / 1917 in Val Verde County, TX. During this time Pancho Villa was causing great fear along the southern borderlands. The ranchers were often... More > left to defend themselves as best they could. Twenty-two year old Ester Hammon of Dallas was weary of her family's relentless search for her a suitable husband. When she saw and advertisement seeking a teacher for Twelve Mile School she jumped at the opportunity, and began the new job just after Labor Day. When she stepped off the train in the small, dusty town of Del Rio she felt as though she had stepped back in time twenty years. To her amazement she had to learn to shoot in the event of a raid by Pancho Villa or other outlaws that frequented the area. With two love interests: One with a dark secret, one in constant danger of raids by Villa and his men; who won the battle? Who won her heart?< Less
Twelve Mile School By Judy McGonagill
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This is a historical fiction novel occurring in 1916 / 1917 in Val Verde County Texas. During this time Pancho Villa was causing great fear along the southern borderlands of New Mexico and Texas,... More > with several direct attacks on the United States. The ranchers were often left to defend themselves as best they could. Twenty-two year old Ester Hammon of Dallas was wary of her family’s relentless search for her a suitable husband. When she saw an advertisement seeking a teacher for Twelve Mile School she jumped at the opportunity, and began the new job just after Labor Day. When she stepped off the train in the small, dusty town of Del Rio she felt as though she had stepped back in time twenty years. To her amazement she had to learn to shoot in the event of a raid by Pancho Villa or other outlaws that frequented the area. With two love interests, one with a dark secret, one in constant danger of raids by Villa and his men. Who won the battle? Who won her heart?< Less
Twelve Years a Slave - The Narrative of Solomon Northup By C. Stephen Badgley, Solomon Northup
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Solomon Northup, age 33, a well-educated black man who was born into freedom, resided with his wife and three children in his native state of New York. Solomon was kidnapped and sold into slavery in... More > our nation's capital...Washington, D.C. Solomon was sold and transported to Louisiana where he spent twelve long years of suffering, degradation, whippings and hard labor as a slave. Slavery was an everyday fact of life from the earliest settlement of this country up to the end of the Civil War. In the 1840's there were many white people who opposed this concept of forced labor and the maltreatment of fellow human beings. The voices of these abolitionists were becoming louder...even in the heart of the south. One of these, Samuel Bass, a Canadian by birth, put his own life in jeopardy to free Solomon. This book gives, in chilling detail, an account of a way of life that hopefully will never, ever, occur again in this great country... the "Land of the Free!"< Less
Solomon and Hercules By Tom Hewitt
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Ancient Israel's greatest king teams up with Greek mythology's greatest hero to try to find the apples of the Hesperides and assist a mysterious woman from the east. A lyrical drama in three acts,... More > written in iambic pentameter with stage directions.< Less
The Creature By Amie R. Canter
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Twelve year old Billy is an average kid who, like his friends, is being haunted by a creature in his closet. Billy and his friends embark on a journey to stop this creature and are led into an... More > adventure far beyond what they could have imagined. Along the way, Billy discovers what real labor is and learns to appreciate his previous life that has already slipped away. Labor isn't the biggest challenge Billy must face though, he must accept great responsibility. He must save the world that he is trapped in if he is going to save his own. To restore life as it should be he faces these challenges, but will he overcome all that is against him?< Less
The Creature By Amie Canter
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Twelve year old Billy is an average kid who, like his friends, is being haunted by a creature in his closet. Billy and his friends embark on a journey to stop this creature and are led into an... More > adventure far beyond what they could have imagined. Along the way, Billy discovers what real labor is and learns to appreciate his previous life that has already slipped away. Labor isn't the biggest challenge Billy must face though, he must accept great responsibility. He must save the world that he is trapped in if he is going to save his own. To restore life as it should be he faces these challenges, but will he overcome all that is against him?< Less
The Story of Weikeda - Chapter 1 By Yumi Tokoro
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When Weikeda was born, her mother didn't have enough money to keep her, so she became a slave to work in the castle. Every day, young Weikeda needs to perform chores such as do the dishes, clean the... More > dungeon, or do labor on the farm. It is all Weikeda's dream to be a normal twelve-year-old girl. Then, one day a stranger comes to the castle. The king gets sick and he is the substitute. Will Weikeda be able to follow the new king's rules?< Less
Canterbury Tales 2009 By Mahalia Breen
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This book was written with care by a class of twelve diversely talented students. This endeavor was as much a sociological study as it was a literary one. Students were asked to identify and... More > describe certain archetypal figures present within the microcosm of their high school, as Chaucer did when he was writing The Canterbury Tales in the 14th century. The product of their labors is here before you—a work that follows Chaucer’s medieval recipe, seasoned with the personality of each writer and the flavor of the times. Bon appétit! Mahalia Breen< Less
Fossil Fueled Federal Deficits; Blogged in the U.S.A. By Garrison Gibson
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Americans using oil for transportation and energy infrastructures tithe foreign terrorists indirectly, drive the U.S. national debt deeper with foreign loans to pay for inefficient, uncreative... More > macroeconomic policy that prioritizes support for global corporatism at the neglect of national renewal. In 2005 ten of the twelve richest corporations (by revenues) were fossil fuel or auto corporations. The political impact they have on U.S. policy is extreme. These essays written in 2005 and 2006 consider U.S. politics, corporatism, federal deficits, outsourcing of jobs, decay of national infrastructure comparative economic advantage, Middle East policy, illegal alien immigrant labor policy etc. Alternate home energy production for electric fuel is necessary to terminate increasing political domination of U.S. federal policy by global corporations.< Less