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Beware Madame La Guillotine

Author : Sarah Towle
language : en
Release Date : 2014-03-16

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Time-travel to 1793 and the French Revolution with this historical drama narrated by Charlotte Corday, 24-year-old schoolgirl-turned-murderess. Find out why she abandoned her family to stalk radical leader Jean-Paul Marat. Experience how she was caught up in the chaos that claimed the lives of her king and queen, and rocked her nation, and the world, forever. Time Traveler Tales interactive books harness the fiction writer's flair for storytelling with the scholar's pursuit of fact to bring history to life. They are true stories, beautifully told, and peppered throughout with puzzles, text boxes, and archival illustrations. What's more, our narrators, hand picked from the historical record, are certain to draw you in and keep you there. Discover history with those who made it!

Young Adult Resources Today

Author : Don Latham
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2014-05-21

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Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in: Integrating theory, research, and practice Integrating implications for practice throughout the book Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout—within the resource chapters (including websites and social media) Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers’ advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.

The Skull Of Charlotte Corday

Author : Leslie Dick
language : en
Publisher: Scribner
Release Date : 2002-07-19

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This brilliant collection of short stories descends into the deeper recesses of the human mind and maps the bizarre byways of human history. The title story tells the true tale of the assassin who murdered the French revolutionary leader Jean Paul Marat in his bath. After a public execution, Corday's skull found its way into the hands of Princess Marie Bonaparte, who was to become a pioneer psychoanalyst. Leslie Dick skillfully interweaves the stories of these two women, their lives linked by the macabre trophy.

Doomed Queens

Author : Kris Waldherr
language : en
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date : 2008-10-28

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Illicit love, madness, betrayal--it isn’t always good to be the queen Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in silk, and flattered by courtiers. But in the end, they spent long nights in dark prison towers and were marched to the scaffold where they surrendered their heads to the executioner. And they are hardly alone in their undignified demises. Throughout history, royal women have had a distressing way of meeting bad ends--dying of starvation, being burned at the stake, or expiring in childbirth while trying desperately to produce an heir. They always had to be on their toes and all too often even devious plotting, miraculous pregnancies, and selling out their sisters was not enough to keep them from forcible consignment to religious orders. From Cleopatra (suicide by asp), to Princess Caroline (suspiciously poisoned on her coronation day), there’s a gory downside to being blue-blooded when you lack a Y chromosome. Kris Waldherr’s elegant little book is a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of queens across the ages, a quirky, funny, utterly macabre tribute to the dark side of female empowerment. Over the course of fifty irresistibly illustrated and too-brief lives, Doomed Queens charts centuries of regal backstabbing and intrigue. We meet well-known figures like Catherine of Aragon, whose happy marriage to Henry VIII ended prematurely when it became clear that she was a starter wife--the first of six. And we meet forgotten queens like Amalasuntha, the notoriously literate Ostrogoth princess who overreached politically and was strangled in her bath. While their ends were bleak, these queens did not die without purpose. Their unfortunate lives are colorful cautionary tales for today’s would-be power brokers--a legacy of worldly and womanly wisdom gathered one spectacular regal ruin at a time.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author : Baroness Orczy
language : en
Publisher: House of Stratus
Release Date : 2013-01-15

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A group of titled Englishmen, under the leadership of a mysterious man, valiantly aid condemned aristocrats in their escape during the French Revolution. Their leader is the Scarlet Pimpernel – a man whose audacity and clever disguises foil the villainous agent Chauvelin. Who is he and can he keep one step ahead of the revolutionaries?

Fatal Purity

Author : Ruth Scurr
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date : 2007-04-17

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A compelling biography of a key figure of the French Revolution captures the paradoxical life of Maximilien Robespierre, from his beginnings as a provincial lawyer, to his rise to power as a revolutionary leader, to his eventual end on the guillotine that had taken the lives of so many during the Terror that he had orchestrated. Reprint.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author : Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy
language : en
Publisher: ICON Group International
Release Date : 1935

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The first and most successful in the Baroness's series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats.