Mr. Schmidt’s costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt’s niece Louise, but she’ll have none of him. Schmidt’s friends Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out; things come to a slapstick head when Louise needs rescuing from a fire.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.
This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.Left to his own devices, John Adams might have lived out his days as a Massachusetts country lawyer, devoted to his family and friends. As it was, events swiftly overtook him, and Adams–who, David McCullough writes, was “not a man of the world” and not fond of politics–came to greatness as the second president of the United States, and one of the most distinguished of a generation of revolutionary leaders. He found reason to dislike sectarian wrangling even more in the aftermath of war, when Federalist and anti-Federalist factions vied bitterly for power, introducing scandal into an administration beset by other difficulties–including pirates on the high seas, conflict with France and England, and all the public controversy attendant in building a nation.
Overshadowed by the lustrous presidents Washington and Jefferson, who bracketed his tenure in office, Adams emerges from McCullough’s brilliant biography as a truly heroic figure–not only for his significant role in the American Revolution but also for maintaining his personal integrity in its strife-filled aftermath. McCullough spends much of his narrative examining the troubled friendship between Adams and Jefferson, who had in common a love for books and ideas but differed on almost every other imaginable point. Reading his pages, it is easy to imagine the two as alter egos. (Strangely, both died on the same day, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.) But McCullough also considers Adams in his own light, and the portrait that emerges is altogether fascinating. –Gregory McNamee
- John Adams [Hardcover] [May 22, 2001] McCullough, David
Emilia Sauri, daughter of a Spanish mother and a Mayan father, is torn between her dreams of becoming a doctor, a calling that leads to Antonio Zavalza, a physician and man of peace, and her love for her childhood sweetheart, Daniel Cuenca, who leaves home to take part in the Mexican Revolution.When young Emilia Sauri is born in turn-of-the-century Puebla, Mexico, her father expects great things for this child who will “live her entire life in a new century.” Emilia grows up to be an independent woman, a doctor in a time and place when female physicians were few and far between, but history has a habit of sidetracking even the most regulated lives; the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution in 1911 throws the nation into chaos and Emilia’s future into uncertainty. Angeles Mastretta’s second novel, Lovesick, follows the fortunes of Emilia and of Mexico as both are torn by the ravages of war. For Mexico, a dictator’s triumphant overthrow slips rapidly into endless bloody revolution; for Emilia, her peaceful life as a healer is disrupted by her conflicting feelings for her lover, a fellow doctor, and Daniel Cuenca, a childhood friend-turned-revolutionary.
In real life, love and war seldom end neatly. So it is with Lovesick, a novel that refuses to give either its characters or readers easy solutions to complex problems. Emilia’s choice between the meaningful existence she shares with her lover and the exhilaration she experiences with Daniel is at the heart of this book, yet Angeles Mastretta’s novel doesn’t wear that heart on its sleeve; like life, Lovesick leaves some questions unanswered.
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There is a danger of pretentiousness, and there are moments when the Gallic gush is a little much; but overall the sheer force of Kauffmann’s imagination fuses the whole into a powerful and affecting unity. In particular, his lyrical, poetic style has been well translated (by Patricia Clancy) and there are many striking moments. The beaches of St. Helena, for instance, are described as “black shingle, shiny as nuts of coal.” Even the sunrise in this part of the world has a prison-like feel: “only one ray from the rising sun manages to pierce the clouds, falling on a corner of the coast as through a basement window.” Thought-provoking and often exquisite, this is a unique sort of history. –Adam Roberts, Amazon.co.uk
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Lights, camera, Looney-ness! The Spotlight is on 2 Looney Tunes movies – now remastered so that every image shines and every fine Acme product goes swoosh like new. The chase is on in Disc 1’s The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie as Elmer pursues the pesky wabbit, Daffy Duck tries to elude the animator’s eraser and Wile E. Coyote tears after Road Runner and Bugs. By the way, how do you catch a Road Runner? You don’t! Beep-Beep! More cartoon harelarity is what’s up, doc, in Disc 2’s Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales. Our long-eared hero becomes a spinner of fantastical stories while held captive in a desert sultan’s palace. Yosemite Sam is the sawed-off sidewinder wielding the sultan’s sword. Mad mallard Daffy joins the fun, coping (or not) with a meanie-genie. The rest, as they say, is…hysterical!The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
Chuck Jones directed some of the funniest shorts in the history of filmmaking, and this 1979 feature-length compilation includes several of his best cartoons. Among the 11 shorts shown in their entirety are the classics “Robin Hood Daffy,” “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “Bully for Bugs,” and “Duck Amuck,” which remain as hilarious as they were when first released 50 years ago. As with any collection, the viewer wonders why some films were omitted or cut (“Long Haired Hare” combs footage from several Road Runner shorts into a 20-minute montage weakening the pacing). These caveats aside, The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie provides a showcase not only for Jones’s razor-sharp timing, but for the work of his exceptional crew, which included designer Maurice Noble, writer Mike Maltese, composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn, and voice actor Mel Blanc. –Charles Solomon
1001 Rabbit Tales
If Bugs Bunny were to direct his signature inquiry–“What’s up, doc?”–toward the modern-day Warner Bros. creative team, he wouldn’t be far off. For 1001 Rabbit Tales, they’ve doctored up a batch of classic cartoons featuring the carrot muncher and his bumbling comrades and bundled them, near seamlessly, into a feature-length film. Here’s the premise: Bugs and Daffy, both book salesmen, are competing to sell the most copies of a kids’ book. Instead of burrowing a beeline to his sales territory (he should have made a left at Albuquerque), Bugs ends up in the castle of Yosemite Sam, here a harem-leading honcho. Sam’s pain-in-the-spurs son, Prince Abalaba, needs somebody to read him stories; Bugs, who’d sooner take the job than suffer the alternative, that involving being boiled in oil, signs on. Each rabbit-read narrative replaces a sedate story with a Loony Tunes favorite: In “Jack and the Beanstalk,” a canary-keeping giant bellows “Fee, fi, fo, fat, I tawt I taw a puddy tat”; the witch in “Hansel and Gretel” develops a hankering for rabbit stew; “Goldilocks” goes feline as Sylvester swaps his porridge for suffering succotash on behalf of his bratty son. In the end, the varmint finds a way to vamoose, but, being a generous sort of bunny, he doesn’t keep the address from his commission-hungry coworker. From there, the feathers fly, as does the rest of this feature, which is undiluted fun for fans of these cartoons from way back as well as those just getting to know the loopy Looney Tunes gang. (Ages 4 and older) –Tammy La Gorce
- Lights, camera, Looney-ness! The Spotlight is on 2 Looney Tunes movies – now remastered so that every image shines and every fine Acme product goes swoosh like new. The chase is on in Disc 1’s The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie as Elmer pursues the pesky wabbit, Daffy Duck tries to elude the animator’s eraser and Wile E. Coyote tears after Road Runner and Bugs. By the way, how do you catch a Road Ru
The Beatrix Potter Wall Decals are ideal for adding interest and fun to your little one’s room or nursery. Your love for these amazing illustrations and timeless stories will be something you and and your child can treasure forever.
These wall decals are a great substitute to wallpaper because they add color and design to your kid’s bedroom or playroom without the inconvenience of messy application and removal. Just peal the decals from the backing and press to the wall. If your child is ready for a change, you can easily remove and reposition the decal! Create your own design or use the suggested one on the packaging. Each decal design pack contains two large sheets of decals.
- Peter and plants: 19×13 inches
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Please note: This decal can be displayed to cover as little or as much as you’d like! If placed across a single wall, all in a row, this decal set would cover appx a 10 to 12 ft. span.
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