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The Alaska Railroad

The Alaska Railroad

The 500-mile long Alaska Railroad runs from the seaport town of Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, to Fairbanks, the Golden Heart of Alaska. Along the way it crosses two formidable mountain ranges, several broad and daunting rivers, and numerous deep gorges and canyons. It winds along the tidewater edge of Turnagain Arm, and past Bartlett and Spencer Glaciers, and skirts the highest point on the North American continent, the Great One, Denali. The history of the railroad's construction is a wide-ranging look at Alaska's growth and development, in which the railroad played a major role. From dynamiting the railbed out of the cliffs along Turnagain Arm, to spanning the deep chasm of Hurricane Gulch, and from crossing the endless miles of muskeg swamp to bridging the mighty waters of the Tanana River, the history is told through historic documents, photographs, and publications. This is more than the story of constructing the railroad, however.... This is also the story of how the U. S. Government built towns and cities across the territory, including the city of Anchorage. It's the story of coal mining in Alaska, from the Guggenheim Syndicate's attempted monopoly of Alaska's resources to the government's own private mine to service the U.S. Naval fleet. It's the story of steamboat travel on Alaskan rivers, and how the railroad's own fleet of steamers and gas-powered "tunnel boats" came to dominate the watery transportation corridors. It's the story of the role a fledgling conservation movement played in dividing a major political party. And it's the story of how the steam shovels which dug the Panama Canal ended up clawing at Alaskan hillsides.... From running its own opulent luxury hotel-in literally the middle of nowhere-to developing the water and sewer systems of Anchorage, the history of the railroad is largely the history of Alaska. Take a ride on the northernmost U. S. railroad, and gain an unusual perspective on a richly fascinating period in America's past.
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The Bridge of Isfahan

The Bridge of Isfahan

The Bridge of Isfahan is a love story, set in Iran during the postwar 1940s, a time of burgeoning hopes and dangerous conflicts -- not the least among them the cold war. Shirene is the green-eyed granddaughter of the empress of Persia. Jamshid is the blue-eyed son of working class parents and an organizer for the socialist Tudeh Party. Shirene lives in the palatial Dove Tower near the ancient city of Isfahan, once the capital of Persia. She owns land and has feudal power over the local villagers. Jamshid has come to Isfahan to organize the local textile workers and to agitate against Shirene. They fall passionately in love with each other. Expect surprises. The Bridge of Isfahan is also a feminist fantasy. On her mother's side, Shirene belongs to the matriarchal Baktiari Tribe -- women make the important decisions, and daughters are taught to throw knives and lassos and to ride stallions. Shirene must negotiate her way through perilous situations. In this she gets help from her formidable nurse, Haidah, and from her mother, Muluk, a deposed queen and devoted reader of the columns of the American journalist Dorothy Thompson. Expect surprises. This book presents a dazzling array of aristocrats, scholars, generals, Mullahs, middlemen, factory workers, peasants, public officials, revolutionaries and reformers -- not to mention foreign visitors and, of course, the Baktiari. Each of these individuals, including the two lovers, has strong opinions about the destiny of their country. On their honeymoon journey across Iran, Shirene and Jamshid spend much of their time arguing politics, religion, and art. Expect surprises. The Bridge of Isfahan is the story of a spiritual journey. Shirene is searching for her place in this Iran that she has returned to after being an art student in Paris and working in a hospital in Nice. Where does she belong? Where does Iran belong? To find the answers to these questions, she looks to Persian history and art, and immerses herself in the ...
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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

"I'm a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no." Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-in-law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night. She was only ten years old. Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled--not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood's case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age. Since their unprecedented victory in April 2008, Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has attracted a storm of international attention. Her story even incited change in Yemen and other Middle Eastern countries, where underage marriage laws are being increasingly enforced and other child brides have been granted divorces. Recently honored alongside Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice as one of "Glamour" magazine's women of the year, Nujood now tells her full story for the first time. As she guides us from the magical, fragrant streets of the Old City of Sana'a to the cement-block slums and rural villages of this ancient land, her unflinching look at an injustice suffered by all too many girls around the world is at once shocking, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable.
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Building a Family

Building a Family

We rejoin Max, Tom and their new family amid the fallout of Max's revelations and the resulting investigation into his allegations of abuse. The media's reaction to the news has almost immediate implications for the family and Max struggles with how he should handle those obnoxious interlopers. He reluctantly agrees to grant the local paper an interview, but will he regret that decision before all is said and done?In the middle of all the press-induced insanity, Max decides a trip to Chicago is the perfect solution to temporarily escape the media hounding the family in their attempt to sink their talons into a juicy story. Join the crew on their trip and see some of the sights the Windy City has to offer. Their visit to the aquarium provides more excitement than expected as Max and Tom step in to help a kid in a desperate and dangerous situation.Mixed in the middle of all that is young Logan, Joey and Alex's friend from school who has joined the family and quickly settled into a comfortable life with his buddies and their brothers. Will Logan be staying with the newly built family or will he be returning to live with his father? We also have the reunion of Dylan and his high school lover take place. Has twenty years changed their feelings towards each other?Ride along with everyone as their journeys continue and see where their little rebounds take them, all while Max continues his battle do what's right for all the players.
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The Vault

The Vault

National bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this, "heart-thumping ride...not to be missed" (Steve Berry). Tyler Locke's routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call: his father has been kidnapped, and a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. When Tyler reaches the bomb on the boat's car deck, he's stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him. She's received the same threat, and her sister has also been taken. In order to disarm the bomb, Tyler and Stacy must work together to solve an engineering puzzle--a puzzle written in ancient Greek. But preventing the explosion is only the first step; they soon learn the entire setup is a test created by a ruthless criminal who forces them to go on a seemingly impossible mission: uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas. Tyler and Stacy have just five days to track down the gold. Armed with an ancient manuscript penned by brilliant Greek inventor Archimedes, they begin a quest to unravel a two-thousand-year-old mystery whose answer is hidden within the workings of a cryptic artifact: the Antikythera Mechanism, a device designed by Archimedes himself. To save their loved ones and prevent their captors from recovering a treasure that will finance unspeakable devastation, the two scramble to Italy, Germany, Greece, and finally to the streets of New York City in a race against the clock to find the truth behind the story of King Midas. The Vault combines an explosive premise and blistering pace with a fascinating exploration of one of history's most intriguing inventors and a brilliant reimagining of an ancient legend.
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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

A Waterstones Exclusive Gift Edition Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2017Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 If you want to see what this nation is all about, you have to ride the rails. Look outside as you speed through, and you’ll find the true face of America. It was a joke, then, from the start. There was only darkness outside the windows on her journeys, and only ever would be darkness. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history. Raised in Manhattan, Colson Whitehead has become a household name si...
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