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              Ten Days in a Mad-House
                

              Ten Days in a Mad-House (Hardback)

              By Bly, Nellie

              • RRP: $61.99
              • $61.99
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              In 1887, Nellie Bly stormed into the office of the New York World, one of the leading newspapers in the country. She expressed interest in writing a story on the immigrant experience in the United States. Although, the editor declined her story he challenged Bly to investigate on...e of New York's most notorious mental hospitals. Bly not only accepted the challenge, she decided to feign mental illness to gain admission and expose how patients were treated. With this courageous and bold act Bly cemented her legacy as one of the foremost female journalists in history. Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864. Her family owned a lucrative mill in Cochran, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, Bly lost her father. Unable to maintain the land or their house, the family moved. Her mother also remarried but later divorced due to abuse. While attending Indiana Teacher's College, Elizabeth added an e to her last name becoming Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. Due to the family's financial crisis she was unable to finish her education. No longer in school, Bly focused on helping her mother run a boardinghouse. One day an upset Bly decided to pen an open letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. Her short but important piece pointed out the paper's negative representation of women. The editor not only read Bly's response, he printed her rebuttal, and offered Bly a job as columnist. As a newspaper writer, she took the pen name Nellie Bly. Although Bly was a popular columnist, she was often asked to write pieces that only addressed women. Wanting to write pieces that addressed both men and women, Bly began looking for a paper that would allow her to write more serious work. In 1886, she moved to New York City. As a woman, Bly found it extremely hard for her to find work. After pretending to be mentally ill for 10 days, the New York World published Bly's articles about her time in the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island in a six-part series. Ten Days in a Mad-House quickly
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              ISBN 9781647990923
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bibliotech Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Granville T. Woods: African American Communication and Transportation Pioneer
               

              Granville T. Woods: African American Communication and Transportation Pioneer (Hardback)

              By Head, David L.

              • RRP: $63.99
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              It began one quiet autumn evening during November of 1996. At home, David Head was viewing the PBS documentary Transportation in America and he noticed the film made no mention of African American contributions. But as chairman of the Black History Committee for Transport Workers... Union Local 100, he knew there was much to share. At that moment Head determined his new purpose in life would be to share the extraordinary life and legacy of Granville T. Woods. After twelve years in pursuit of this goal, David Head has accomplished a great deal for his cause: - Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sponsorship of 2004 Subway Centennial Granville T. Woods Commemorative Exhibit - 4 million Granville T. Woods Commemorative Metro Cards (2 million in Spanish) - 2009: Brooklyn Street renamed Granville T. Woods Way - 2009: Figure 8, the world's first electric roller coaster created by Woods was inducted into the Coney Island Hall of Fame - 2010: Transit News Telly Award for GTW documentary - 2012: Granville T. Woods: African American Communication and Transportation Pioneer, an illustrated book for young readers, highlighting Woods' struggles and achievements, was published With his many successes, and realizing the impact he could have on others, Head decided to pursue his goals within an educational framework as well by: - Showcasing Woods' inspirational life and amazing innovative abilities - Revealing the purpose behind teaching the life and accomplishments of Woods, and his significant contributions to our American Society - Encouraging youth to cultivate their own talents, to stay in school and seek higher education, to discern their abilities and pursue them as Woods did In the spirit of Granville T. Woods and his life of invention, Head is now spearheading a major effort to increase the participation of urban youth in the fields of science and technology. By integrating field trips and practical experience with his S.T.E.M. program classroom curriculum, youth will be mo
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              ISBN 9781434978417
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2020
              Publisher Dorrance Publishing Co.
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Cleopatra
               

              Cleopatra (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

              • RRP: $25.99
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              Jacob Abbott was a prolific American writer. He mostly wrote fiction for children, but with 180 titles published, the range of topics is broad. This is a somewhat scandalous, and biased biography of the famous Egyptian queen.

              ISBN 9798614951689
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2020
              Publisher Independently Published
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Collected Works of Jacob Abbott
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              Xerxes: Original Text
               

              Xerxes: Original Text (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              The arrangements which Darius had made to fix and determine the succession, before his death, did not entirely prevent the question from arising again when his death occurred. Xerxes was on the spot at the time, and at once assumed the royal functions. His brother was absent. Xer...xes sent a messenger to Artobazanes[C] informing him of their father's death, and of his intention of assuming the crown. He said, however, that if he did so, he should give his brother the second rank, making him, in all respects, next to himself in office and honor. He sent, moreover, a great many splendid presents to Artobazanes, to evince the friendly regard which he felt for him, and to propitiate his favor.
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              ISBN 9798621798352
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2020
              Publisher Independently Published
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Peter the Great
                

              Peter the Great (Hardback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

              • RRP: $58.99
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              Peter the Great is a classic Russian history biography by Jacob Abbott. There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. Peter the Great ruled the Tsardom of Russia and late...r the Russian Empire from 7 May (O.S. 27 April) 1682 until his death.
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              ISBN 9781774414422
              Released NZ 11 Mar 2020
              Publisher Binker North
              Interest Age Children
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              Hermanos Wright (the Wright Brothers), Los
               

              Hermanos Wright (the Wright Brothers), Los (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hernandez, Marissa

              • RRP: $23.99
              • $23.99
              • Pre Release International
              ISBN 9780743926959
              Released NZ 20 Mar 2020
              Publisher Teacher Created Materials
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Smithsonian Readers
              Language (Spanish)
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              Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom
               

              Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, Louis

              • RRP: $24.99
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              I was born in Virginia, in 1832, near Charlottesville, in the beautiful valley of the Rivanna river. My father was a white man and my mother a negress, the slave of one John Martin. I was a mere child, probably not more than six years of age, as I remember, when my mother, two br...others and myself were sold to Dr. Louis, a practicing physician in the village of Scottsville. We remained with him about five years, when he died, and, in the settlement of his estate, I was sold to one Washington Fitzpatrick, a merchant of the village. He kept me a short time when he took me to Richmond, by way of canal-boat, expecting to sell me; but as the market was dull, he brought me back and kept me some three months longer, when he told me he had hired me out to work on a canal-boat running to Richmond, and to go to my mother and get my clothes ready to start on the trip. I went to her as directed, and, when she had made ready my bundle, she bade me good-by with tears in her eyes, saying: My son, be a good boy; be polite to every one, and always behave yourself properly. It was sad to her to part with me, though she did not know that she was never to see me again, for my master had said nothing to her regarding his purpose and she only thought, as I did, that I was hired to work on the canal-boat, and that she should see me occasionally. But alas! We never met again. I can see her form still as when she bade me good-bye. That parting I can never forget. I ran off from her as quickly as I could after her parting words, for I did not want her to see me crying. I went to my master at the store, and he again told me that he had hired me to work on the canal-boat, and to go aboard immediately. Of the boat and the trip and the scenes along the route I remember little-I only thought of my mother and my leaving her. When we arrived at Richmond, George Pullan, a nigger-trader, as he was called, came to the boat and began to question me, asking me first if I could remember having had the chi
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              ISBN 9798612703952
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
              Publisher Independently Published
              Interest Age Children
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              Ten Days in a Mad-House
                

              Ten Days in a Mad-House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bly, Nellie

              • RRP: $33.50
              • $33.50
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              In 1887, Nellie Bly stormed into the office of the New York World, one of the leading newspapers in the country. She expressed interest in writing a story on the immigrant experience in the United States. Although, the editor declined her story he challenged Bly to investigate on...e of New York's most notorious mental hospitals. Bly not only accepted the challenge, she decided to feign mental illness to gain admission and expose how patients were treated. With this courageous and bold act Bly cemented her legacy as one of the foremost female journalists in history. Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864. Her family owned a lucrative mill in Cochran, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, Bly lost her father. Unable to maintain the land or their house, the family moved. Her mother also remarried but later divorced due to abuse. While attending Indiana Teacher's College, Elizabeth added an e to her last name becoming Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. Due to the family's financial crisis she was unable to finish her education. No longer in school, Bly focused on helping her mother run a boardinghouse. One day an upset Bly decided to pen an open letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. Her short but important piece pointed out the paper's negative representation of women. The editor not only read Bly's response, he printed her rebuttal, and offered Bly a job as columnist. As a newspaper writer, she took the pen name Nellie Bly. Although Bly was a popular columnist, she was often asked to write pieces that only addressed women. Wanting to write pieces that addressed both men and women, Bly began looking for a paper that would allow her to write more serious work. In 1886, she moved to New York City. As a woman, Bly found it extremely hard for her to find work. After pretending to be mentally ill for 10 days, the New York World published Bly's articles about her time in the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island in a six-part series. Ten Days in a Mad-House quickly
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              ISBN 9781647990916
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bibliotech Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Rock and Roll Comics: Joan Jett
                

              Rock and Roll Comics: Joan Jett (PDF ebook)

              By Steffenhagen, Spike

              Eight years have passed since the assassination of the Zhar Dadgar and the disappearance of his heir. Akhdar, Dadgar's nephew, has usurped the Dozhakian throne and enslaved the Azurian people, igniting a civil war within the peaceful kingdom. A prophecy foretells the coming of th...e stranger from a distant land who will vanquish the false king.
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              ISBN 9781123991222
              Available in PDF
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Tidalwave Productions
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5 Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore, Etc.
               

              Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5 Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore, Etc. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Alcott, Louisa May

              • RRP: $31.99
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              A collection of stories and memories from Louisa May Alcott..... Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her... transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott's family suffered financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults. Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Hillside, later called the Wayside, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today, filmed several times. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She died in Boston on March 6, 1888. Henry James called her The novelist of children... the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, which is now part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on her father's 33rd birthday. She was the daughter of transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and social worker Abby May and the second of four daughters: Anna Bronson Alcott was the eldest; Elizabeth Sewall Alcott and Abigail May Alcott were the two youngest. The family moved to Boston in 1834, where Alcott's father established an experimental school and joined the Transcendental Club with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Bronson Alcott's opinions on education and tou
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              ISBN 9798616935311
              Released NZ 22 Feb 2020
              Publisher Independently Published
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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