Falcon Quinn, anak berusia 13 tahun, berangkat sekolah bersama Megan dan Max, teman-teman sekelasnya. Anehnya, bus sekolah yang mereka tumpangi tidak berhenti untuk menjemput teman-teman mereka yang lain. Bus itu baru menurunkan mereka di depan sebuah kastel.Ternyata, kastel itu adalah sebuah Akademi Monster. Di sana, ketiga bocah ini tahu kalau mereka sebenarnya adalah monster. Mereka pun harus menjadi murid baru di Akademi Monster itu.
Saat teman-teman sekolahnya sudah tahu jenis monster dalam dirinya, jati diri Falcon masih tetap jadi misteri.Benarkah dia adalah monster?
Atau, dia justru seorang Pengawal yang bertugas untuk membasmi para monster? Itu berarti, haruskah Falcon menyerang sahabat-sahabatnya sendiri?вЂњSangat menarik dan menghibur. Aksinya terus menyerbuku.вЂќ вЂ”Heather M. Campbell, Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, COвЂњSangat layak diadu dengan Harry Potter.вЂќ вЂ”Amazon
Who are the greatest reporters in history? This unique book is the first to try and answer this question. Author David Randall searched nearly two centuries of newspapers and magazines, consulted editors and journalism experts worldwide, and the result is The Great Reporters - 13 in-depth profiles of the best journalists who ever lived.
They include nine Americans and four Britons, ten men and three women, whose lives were full of adventure, wit, and the considerable ingenuity required to bring the story home. Among chapters are those on the reporter who: В• Booked himself onto a ship likely to be sunk by the Germans so he could report its torpedoing В• Was called out to a multiple shooting, who interviewed 50 witnesses, went back to the office, and wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning story of 4,000 words in two and a half hours В• Was deemed useless by her teacher but who went on to become the greatest crime reporter in history В• Wrote a story that changed the map of Europe В• Out-bluffed a top Soviet official to get into Russia so he could cover the appalling famine there В• Feigned madness to get herself locked up in an asylum so she could expose its terrible conditions В• Was the best ever to apply words to newsprint В• Became a national hero in America because he stood up for the little guy and his war reporting told it like it really was В• At the age of 63, and after three major operations, went under-cover in Iran so she could report on the regimes repression В• Was nearly fired for fouling up his first major assignment, but went on to shock his nation with his courageous war reporting В• Wrote faster than anyone who could write better and better than anyone who could write faster В• Single-handedly took on the tobacco industry В• Said no to William Randolph Hearst Each profile tells of the reporters life and his or her major stories, how they were obtained, and their impact.
Packed with anecdotes, and inspiring accounts of difficulties overcome, the book quotes extensively from each reporters work. It also includes an essay on the history of reporting, charting the technologies, economics, and attitudes that made it the way it is - from the invention of the telegraph to the Internet. The Great Reporters is not just the story of 13 remarkable people, it is the story of how societys information hunter-gatherers succeed in bringing us all what we need to know.
Time Outs resident team helps you get the best from the fascinating French capital in this annual guide. Along with detailed coverage of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and all the major attractions, the Time Out Paris city guide gives you the inside track on local culture, with illuminating features and independent reviews throwing the spotlight on everything from ancient street-corner cafes to vital new nightclubs.*Sightseeing in Paris *Paris hotels *Paris restaurants *Paris bars & cafГ©s*Paris shops *Paris maps
For nearly forty years the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons are not only vast and overcrowded, they are degradingвЂ”relying on racist gangs, lockdowns, and Supermax-style segregation units to maintain a tenuous order.Mass Incarceration on Trial examines a series of landmark decisions about prison conditionsвЂ”culminating in Brown v.
Plata, decided in May 2011 by the U.S. Supreme CourtвЂ”that has opened an unexpected escape route from this trap of вЂњtough on crimeвЂќ politics. This set of rulings points toward values that could restore legitimate order to American prisons and, ultimately, lead to the demise of mass incarceration.
Simon argues that much like the school segregation cases of the last century, these new cases represent a major breakthrough in jurisprudenceвЂ”moving us from a hollowed-out vision of civil rights to the threshold of human rights and giving court backing for the argument that, because the conditions it creates are fundamentally cruel and unusual, mass incarceration is inherently unconstitutional.Since the publication of Michelle AlexanderвЂ™s The New Jim Crow, states around the country have begun to question the fundamental fairness of our criminal justice system.
This book offers a provocative and brilliant reading to the end of mass incarceration.
Ive read this play three times, and Ive found that the longer the time that has elapsed since I last read it, the better I imagine it to be. In theory, its a great play: the political situation, involving the tribute an emerging British nation must pay to a Roman empire has interesting Jacobean parallels in continental politics involving a Roman Church; the theological implications, the way Shakespeare finds a place for compassion in the merciless world of Lears gods and flies, is instructive and attractive; and the cavalier manner in which the bard treats stage conventions--from the anonymous two lords in the first scene who only exist to present the necessary exposition to the eventual appearance of a literal deus ex machina in the person of Jupiter--shows a master of form thumbing his nose at his own expertise for his particular metaphysical purposes.Sure, this all sounds great in retrospect, but the characters themselves are petty and cold and and when they are fresh in my mind they--with the exception of Imogen--fail to move me.
Iachimo (little Iago) is too pathetic and irresolute in his villainy, Posthumous Leonatus is too easily persuaded of his loves infidelity and too abruptly murderous in his intentions, and even Imogen is much, much too ready to forgive. Also, the play is so full of misunderstandings that it takes one of the longest final scenes in Shakespeare merely to straighten out all the loose ends.
And yet. . . Cymbeline is full of marvels and immortal poetry (including a dirge that is one of the finest lyrics in the English language) and it is graced with a heroine--Imogen--who is as admirable, lovable and brave as any the poet has created.
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Designed for impulse purchase, this little book delivers over 100 tips on how to economize and save hundreds to thousands of dollarsBeware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. --Benjamin FranklinIn The Little Book of Living Frugal, noted thriftiness authority Dr. Charlotte Gorman offers consumers a pithy yet practical guide for managing their money and their lives. Complete with concise instructions and aphoristic quotes, such as Mr.
Franklins wise words found above, The Little Book of Living Frugal features more than 100 simple and sensibly shrewd tips that, if followed, will help you economize, save, and, yes, maybe even get rich.In fact, following just one simple tip in The Little Book of Living Frugal could more than repay you the cost of the book itself!
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful but curious princess by the name of Elena. Whilst exploring the secret pleasures of her favorite toy near a well by the palace, she lost her toy down the deep well. When a frog appears, offering to rescue her toy if she promises to become his friend and playmate, Elena makes the bargain. For surely, a promise to a frog will not need to be kept!If only the princess knew that keeping her promises will bring her pleasures beyond her wildest dreamsвЂ¦because sometimes, when you kiss a frog, thereвЂ™s a sexy prince inside.
And not only will she get a husband...but his gorgeous footman, too!
In 1290, King Edward I expelled the Jews from England. In 1656, a small community of Spanish Catholic merchants lived in London bound by a sacred secret. They were all Portuguese Jews. This is the story of one of them, Domingo de Lacerda, who learns early on that survival in seventeenth-century Europe requires both deceit and conformity. But then he meets Lucy, who has secrets of her own and who challenges Domingo to question everything he has been taught to value.
The political and spiritual conflicts that characterized the Iberian Inquisition, the English Civil War, and the English Interregnum provide a backdrop against which Domingo must choose between his obligation to the Jewish community that protects him and the Catholic woman who loves him.Patricia OSullivan is the author of Hope of Israel and the forthcoming, Legend of the Dead.
She lives in Mississippi with her family.