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A Reckoning

A Reckoning
  • Author : Linda Spalding
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781524747015
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Summary : It’s 1855, and the Dickinson farm, in the bottom corner of Virginia, is already in debt when a Northern abolitionist arrives and creates havoc among the slaves. Determined to find his mother and daughter, who are already free in Canada, Bry is the first slave to flee, and his escape inspires a dozen others. Soon, the farm, owned by one brother and managed by another, is forfeited to the bank. One of the brothers, who is also a circuit-riding preacher, gathers his flock into a wagon train to find a new life in the west. But John Dickinson has a dangerous secret that compels him to abandon the group at the last minute, and his wife, two daughters, and thirteen-year-old son, Martin, now face life on the trail and an unknown future alone. After a fateful encounter along the way, Martin and Bry will hatch a plot to get Bry safely to Canada, but each member of the family will be changed, tormented, excited, and exposed by the journey. Linda Spalding brings an astonishing empathy to the telling of the fate of each of the travelers and to their shifting inner lives—compoundedof grief, fear, anger, and hope. Rich in character and incident, A Reckoning brilliantly-creates an America that was: the undefiled beauty of its lands and the grand mix of settlers and Native Americans; blacks and whites; riverboat captains, small businessmen, and people leaving one life behind for another they can only just begin to see. It moves with irresistible force toward an ending at once cataclysmic, inevitable, and profound.

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning
  • Author : Maggie Nelson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-07-11
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780393082234
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Summary : "This is criticism at its best." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. From Sylvia Plath’s poetry to Francis Bacon’s paintings, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s performance art, Nelson’s nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Kelley Armstrong
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780385676496
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Summary : Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I'm on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We're hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We'll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we'd left behind and take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

Always a Reckoning, and Other Poems

Always a Reckoning, and Other Poems
  • Author : Jimmy Carter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9780812924343
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Summary : A collection of poetry by the former president shares Carter's private meditations and memories about his youth, family, friends, and politics. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

How the Word Is Passed

How the Word Is Passed
  • Author : Clint Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780316492911
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Summary : Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner of the Stowe Prize Winner of 2022 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism PEN America 2022 John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021 A Time 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021 Named a Best Book of 2021 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, Smithsonian, Esquire, Entropy, The Christian Science Monitor, WBEZ's Nerdette Podcast, TeenVogue, GoodReads, SheReads, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Fathom Magazine, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library One of GQ’s 50 Best Books of Literary Journalism of the 21st Century Longlisted for the National Book Award Los Angeles Times, Best Nonfiction Gift One of President Obama's Favorite Books of 2021 This compelling #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives. Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation-turned-maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

The Purchase

The Purchase
  • Author : Linda Spalding
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780771079375
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Summary : In 1798, Daniel Dickinson, a young Quaker father and widower, leaves his home in Pennsylvania to establish a new life. He sets out with two horses, a wagonful of belongings, his five children, a 15-year-old orphan wife, and a few land warrants for his future homestead. When Daniel suddenly trades a horse for a young slave, Onesimus, it sets in motion a struggle in his conscience that will taint his life forever, and sets in motion a chain of events that lead to two murders and the family's strange relationship with a runaway slave named Bett. Stripped down and as hard-edged as the realities of pioneer life, Spalding's writing is nothing short of stunning, as it instantly envelops the reader in the world and time of the novel, and follows the lives of unforgettable characters. Inspired by stories of the author's own ancestors, The Purchase is a resonant, powerful and timeless novel.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Mary L. Trump
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781250278463
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Summary : The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller America is suffering from PTSD—The Reckoning diagnoses its core causes and helps us begin the healing process. For four years, Donald J. Trump inflicted an onslaught of overlapping and interconnected traumas upon the American people, targeting anyone he perceived as being an “other” or an enemy. Women were discounted and derided, the sick were dismissed as weak and unworthy of help, immigrants and minorities were demonized and discriminated against, and money was elevated above all else. In short, he transformed our country into a macro version of his malignantly dysfunctional family. How can we make sense of the degree to which our institutions and leaders have let us down? How can we negotiate a world in which all sense of safety and justice seems to have been destroyed? How can we—as individuals and as a nation—confront, process, and overcome this loss of trust and the ways we have been forever altered by chaos, division, and cruelty? And when the dust finally settles, how can we begin to heal, in the midst of ongoing health and economic crises and the greatest political divide since the Civil War? Mary L. Trump is uniquely positioned to answer these difficult questions. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology specializing in trauma, has herself been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and happens to be Donald J. Trump’s only niece. In The Reckoning, she applies her unique expertise to the task of helping us confront an all-encompassing trauma, one that has taken an immense toll on our nation’s health and well-being. A new leader alone cannot fix us. Donald J. Trump is only the latest symptom of a disease that has existed within the body politic since America’s inception—from the original sin of slavery through our unceasing, organized commitment to inequality. Our failure to acknowledge this, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Now, we are confronted with the limits of our own agency on a daily basis. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the unspeakable stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us for a long time, in ways we may not fully understand. An enormous amount of healing must be done to rebuild our lives, our faith in leadership, and our hope for this nation. It starts with The Reckoning.

A Mother's Reckoning

A Mother's Reckoning
  • Author : Sue Klebold
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-15
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101902769
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Summary : The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780525620938
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Summary : Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son-a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it-to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family-was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Alma Katsu
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781846059292
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Summary : "I turned to Luke and reached for him. My blood felt as though it had seized up in my veins.i>"Lanny, what is it?" Luke asked. i>I clutched his lapel desperatelyi>"It's Adair. He's free."i>b>FOR 200 YEARS SHE'S BEEN HIDING /b>e gave her immortality. he tried to destroy him. ow he is searching for her. hey must not meet. r there will be a RECKONING"

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
  • Author : Carys Cragg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781551526980
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Summary : A powerful and emotional memoir about a woman whose father was brutally murdered at home by an intruder. Twenty years later, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and learns startling new information about the crime. Dead Reckoning follows the author’s determination to confront the man who destroyed her world in order to find peace.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : S. L. Scott
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-04-05
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1940071305
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Summary : Jack Dalton was smooth. Johnny Outlaw was magnetic. Two sides of the same man. Holliday Hughes chose to take a chance on romance, but never expected to fall head over heels for a rock star. He was charismatic and confident, sexy and completely irresistible. The second he laid eyes on Holliday he knew he wanted to get to know her better... under the covers. With her intoxicating mix of strength and vulnerability, confidence and sex appeal, his heart never stood a chance. Together, their love was a storm of chaos and calm. When their fame became a force to be reckoned with, could their love hold them together or would their notoriety tear them apart? "This isn't how our melody goes. This isn't how we were supposed to play out."

The Reckoning: Book One: The Anointed Angel Comes

The Reckoning: Book One: The Anointed Angel Comes
  • Author : Jeffrey Pierce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781684334193
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Summary : "Eloquent and hard muscled, deeply researched and deftly imagined, The Reckoning is an entrancing, fantastical journey to an end you will never see coming. The good news is it is just the start." –Michael Connelly (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Harry Bosch series) GOOD FRIDAY. 1917. THE FRONT LINES OF THE GREAT WAR. HELL UNLEASHED. A biblical scale armageddon, sparked by the horror of the conflict, ends the war and begins to consume the world. Demons rise and take possession of the slain. They hunt humanity, like an army of serial killers, exacting retribution for mankind’s sins. A disparate group of survivors—soldiers and civilians from all the warring nations—bands together and tries to find sanctuary, while their pasts come to life and force them to face the reckoning for their sins.

The Shakespeare Phrase Book

The Shakespeare Phrase Book
  • Author : John Bartlett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881
  • Total pages : 1034
  • ISBN : UCD:31175004142306
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English Synonyms Explained

English Synonyms Explained
  • Author : George Crabb
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 638
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858004839209
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The Archaic Maya Inscriptions

The Archaic Maya Inscriptions
  • Author : J. T. Goodman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Total pages : 149
  • ISBN : UVA:X000418125
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Summary : This 1897 volume contains an analysis of the Mayan codices, including a reconstruction of the Yucatec and Cakchiquel calendars.

The preachers' treasury: being one hundred outlines of sermons selected from 'The American national preacher', by J. Morgan

The preachers' treasury: being one hundred outlines of sermons selected from 'The American national preacher', by J. Morgan
  • Author : American national preacher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1871
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590018872
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The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Gospel of Peter, Diatessaron of Tatian, [etc.], Apology of Aristides, [etc.], Origen's Commentary on John, books I-X, and Commentary on Matthew, books I, II, and X-XIV

The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Gospel of Peter, Diatessaron of Tatian, [etc.], Apology of Aristides, [etc.], Origen's Commentary on John, books I-X, and Commentary on Matthew, books I, II, and X-XIV
  • Author : Alexander Roberts,Sir James Donaldson,Allan Menzies,Arthur Cleveland Coxe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1903
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105010667769
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The Black Reckoning

The Black Reckoning
  • Author : John Stephens
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780375899577
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Summary : The final book in the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas, which the New York Times called “a new Narnia for the tween set.” The adventures of siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma come to a stunning conclusion when they must find the last Book of Beginning—the Book of Death—before the Dire Magnus does, for when all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable. Soon Emma is on a journey to places both worldly and otherworldly, confronting terrifying monsters and ghosts, and what is darkest within herself. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will she, Kate, and Michael be able to save the world from the dramatic, deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people that the Dire Magnus has in store.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1473621593
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Summary : 'Yrsa is a magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat? Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of murders. All of the victims match the initials from the note. Huldar and Freyja must race to identify the writer and the murderer, before the rest of the targets are killed... 'The queen of Icelandic thriller writers' Guardian 'One of the best books I've read for a long time: dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end.' Stuart MacBride 'Will give you thrills and chills in equal measures.' Cosmopolitan

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Jacob Soll
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780465036639
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Summary : Whether building a road or fighting a war, leaders from ancient Mesopotamia to the present have relied on financial accounting to track their state's assets and guide its policies. Basic accounting tools such as auditing and double-entry bookkeeping form the basis of modern capitalism and the nation-state. Yet our appreciation for accounting and its formative role throughout history remains minimal at best-and we remain ignorant at our peril. The 2008 financial crisis is only the most recent example of how poor or risky practices can shake, and even bring down, entire societies. In The Reckoning, historian and MacArthur "Genius" Award-winner Jacob Soll presents a sweeping history of accounting, drawing on a wealth of examples from over a millennia of human history to reveal how accounting has shaped kingdoms, empires, and entire civilizations. The Medici family of 15th century Florence used the double-entry method to win the loyalty of their clients, but eventually began to misrepresent their accounts, ultimately contributing to the economic decline of the Florentine state itself. In the 17th and 18th centuries, European rulers shunned honest accounting, understanding that accurate bookkeeping would constrain their spending and throw their legitimacy into question. And in fact, when King Louis XVI's director of finances published the crown's accounts in 1781, his revelations provoked a public outcry that helped to fuel the French Revolution. When transparent accounting finally took hold in the 19th Century, the practice helped England establish a global empire. But both inept and willfully misused accounting persist, as the catastrophic Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2008 have made all too clear. A masterwork of economic and political history, and a radically new perspective on the recent past, The Reckoning compels us to see how accounting is an essential instrument of great institutions and nations-and one that, in our increasingly transparent and interconnected world, has never been more vital.