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This Side of Paradise
Steven Layne
1589800966

When his father relocates the family to Paradise to work for the mysterious Eden Corporation, Jack Barrett uncovers a sinister plot that threatens everyone he loves.

Building Playgrounds
Marybeth Lima
0807149802

We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project in an attempt to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and over seven hundred students later, Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities tells the story of the Playground Project s ongoing partnership with area public schools to build safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds.Lima s experiences with the Playground Project range from outright failures to hard-won victories. Overcoming the challenges of working with scarce resources, Lima persevered despite many setbacks. Her accounts brim with hope, humor, and dedication.Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities emphasizes the major impact people can have when they work together for the common good whether by building playgrounds, establishing neighborhood gardens, or having honest, respectful conversations. To this end, Lima provides an appendix with practical advice for local engagement. People wanting to get involved in their communities can use this book as a road map; those active in long-term endeavors can draw on it for ideas and inspiration.

Napalm An American Biography
Robert M. Neer

Napalm, incendiary gel that sticks to skin and burns to the bone, came into the world on Valentine’s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. On March 9, 1945, it created an inferno that killed over 87,500 people in Tokyo—more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It went on to incinerate sixty-four of Japan’s largest cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work.After World War II, the incendiary held the line against communism in Greece and Korea—Napalm Day led the 1950 counter-attack from Inchon—and fought elsewhere under many flags. Americans generally applauded, until the Vietnam War. Today, napalm lives on as a pariah: a symbol of American cruelty and the misguided use of power, according to anti-war protesters in the 1960s and popular culture from Apocalypse Now to the punk band Napalm Death and British street artist Banksy. Its use by Serbia in 1994 and by the United States in Iraq in 2003 drew condemnation. United Nations delegates judged deployment against concentrations of civilians a war crime in 1980. After thirty-one years, America joined the global consensus, in 2011.Robert Neer has written the first history of napalm, from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field, to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs, to the reflections of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morality. 

The People's Car A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle
Bernhard Rieger

At the Berlin Auto Show in 1938, Adolf Hitler presented the prototype for a small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy. Decades later, that automobile—the Volkswagen Beetle—was one of the most beloved in the world. Bernhard Rieger examines culture and technology, politics and economics, and industrial design and advertising genius to reveal how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became an exceptional global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola.Beyond its quality and low cost, the Beetle’s success hinged on its uncanny ability to capture the imaginations of people across nations and cultures. In West Germany, it came to stand for the postwar “economic miracle” and helped propel Europe into the age of mass motorization. In the United States, it was embraced in the suburbs, and then prized by the hippie counterculture as an antidote to suburban conformity. As its popularity waned in the First World, the Beetle crawled across Mexico and Latin America, where it symbolized a sturdy toughness necessary to thrive amid economic instability.Drawing from a wealth of sources in multiple languages, The People’s Car presents an international cast of characters—executives and engineers, journalists and advertisers, assembly line workers and car collectors, and everyday drivers—who made the Beetle into a global icon. The Beetle’s improbable story as a failed prestige project of the Third Reich which became a world-renowned brand illuminates the multiple origins, creative adaptations, and persisting inequalities that characterized twentieth-century globalization.

The Riddle of the Missing Puppies
Carol Marsh
0635061708

When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks are an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted Online eBook is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that flip with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! Online eBooks allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere - by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. They require NO additional access or hosting fees - When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the Online eBook version for FREE. You don't need to download Online eBooks - they are available to you online 24/7! Online eBooks are available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access.The three girls of Criss, Cross, Applesauce Detective Agency have a mystery to solve...and this one is about MISSING PUPPIES! But who do they belong to? Where are they? And why would anyone do such a dastardly thing? The girls encounter a dog names Pest, then make themselves pests as they pursue the mystery to its surprising conclusion.This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessments.

The President's Men
Robert Moore
0615395309

This is the book that captures the 132 years of history of Black Presidential Appointed U.S. Marshals This is the first combined Political/Black History Book to ever be published about African American Presidential appointed U.S. Marshals, who served or serves in the oldest law enforcement agency in the nation, and the nine President's who appointed them (five Republicans and four Democrats).

Fairy Folk Fables
Sonja Nicholson

 Deep in the woods live delightful fairies and gnomes who love to play. There’s Peter Purple, who dreams of the sun and moon, and Gregory Green Gnome, who witnesses a caterpillar’s miracle.Join these good-hearted characters as they play with each other, learn together, and live happy lives in peace and unity.Sonja Nicholson was born and lives in Zimbabwe. She is trained as a teacher and also enjoys arts and crafts, beadwork and reading. She and her husband have three children.