This is a love story that spans fifty years, three lives, two continents and an ocean. It tells of school teacher Etta, who settles in the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression and of the two pupils who fall in love with her: Russell, a city boy who takes to farming despite his twisted leg, and Otto, who struggles in school but always tries hard - even when he's sent to fight a war in a distant land. It is a story of love and joy, pain and passion, memory and forgetting - and one incredible journey. It is the story of Etta and Otto and Russell and James.
Now business partners and friends, Gilgamesh and Otto face a new threat together when a mysterious beast known as the Nightshadow is killing workers at a location in Columbia. When Gil and Otto travel to Columbia, can they survive the wrath of this mythical beast? And how will Otto react when Gil finally reveals the secret of his true identity? Издательство - DC Comics
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This book is a terse account of the historical development of a four year college that was founded by a former Virginian slave- James Solomon Russell. Not only was Rev. Russell able to anticipate the academic needs and desires of the African-American community, he had the necessary entrepreneur spirit to connect Saint Paul's College to the town of Lawrenceville and Southside, Virginia. The author has selected black and white photographs that bring this project to a point for greater appreciation of the insight that Rev. Russell invisioned more than a century ago.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. He was a celebrity during his lifetime for works like "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Treasure Island." Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. Unlike many other Stevenson's novels, "Prince Otto" is a love story. Because of the royal responsibilities, Prince Otto and his wife start to lose interest in each other. The web of palace conspiracies and discord, they both change drastically. The masks fall off, revealing their real characters and intentions.
Heart-of-gold, hardscrabble Etta Mae Wiggins has bewitched Miss Julia fans as the steel magnolia's sidekick in several New York Times-bestselling novels. At last, Etta Mae gets to speak for herself, and longtime readers and newcomers alike will love her story and her opinions of Miss Julia. Growing up, Etta Mae couldn't escape her daddy's no-good name--or the attention of every roving eye in town. But when she becomes the home nurse for an elderly man who is Abbottsville's wealthiest resident, she sees an opportunity to say sayonara to her trailer-park days once and for all. However, a number of interested parties are less than thrilled by the thought of wedding bells, and she'll have to work fast to marry Mr. Right on the worst bad-luck day of her life.
How Justice Grew is the highly regarded account of the formation of the 173 present-day and extinct counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Commencing with the incorporation in 1617 of the first four parishes of the Virginia Colony, James City, Charles City, Henrico and Elizabeth City, and concluding with the formation of Dickenson County in 1880 from portions of Russell, Wise and Buchanan counties, this marvelously compact book accounts for the beginnings and alterations of each and every county in Virginia, as well as those Virginia counties now found in the states of West Virginia and Kentucky.
One hundred years have passed since the birth of Bertrand Russell, major English bourgeois philosopher of the twentieth century, logician, mathematician, sociologist, publicist, and Nobel Laureate for literature, who died two years ago. Russell was a philosopher who always sought truth, who tried to use for philosophy the lessons and achievements of diverse sciences, who responded deeply to social events in England and other countries, and who participated actively in them. He was a prominent public figure, a passionate humanist, and a fighter against militarism and for peace and just relations among peoples.
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected - Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master's heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta's past could put them both at risk.Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travellers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realises that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognisable ... and might just run out on both of them.