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Rambunctious Pirate Pink, daughter of the notorious Captain Redbeard, is on the hunt for treasure: underwater treasure, that is! When Pink and her friend Juan venture down to Sea Turtle Bay to see what damage the recent storm has done, they discover nasty Captain Snagg’s ship wrecked upon the rocks. The daring pair board the ship to look for coins, goblets, and glistening jewels, but when Snagg and his crew suddenly return, Pink and Juan must dive under water in a crazy escape filled with sharks, sea turtles, and treasure galore. Hardcover.
In this interactive picture book for young readers, Captain Dare invites children on a treasure hunt they won’t ever forget. Captain Dare and his crew of pirates are searching for a very special treasure, which is hidden deep in a dangerous jungle. But reaching this treasure won’t be easy. Readers have to wade through a lagoon and sneak across a snake pit in order to find the pirate’s chest.
This is a bountiful collection of family and regional recipes, with a spicy lagniappe of local historical lore that reflects the Creole and Cajun flavor of this unique area, steeped in mystique and legend. The notorious pirate Jean Lafitte was a frequent visitor to the local Creole tables, and his legend lives today throughout the swamps of southwest Louisiana. Hardcover.
From Little River to Georgetown, the South Carolina Grand Strand—popularly known as the Myrtle Beach region—is only fifty-five miles long, yet few coastlines have a richer, more colorful history. Numbered among its parade of colorful characters are hardened explorers, seasoned woodsmen, remarkable women, famous soldiers, powerful politicians, men of violence, rich men, poor men, and gifted visionaries.
As many people today look around at their lives and feel that something is missing, that there must be more to life, a need for guidance arises. Portraits of Extraordinary Women offers twenty-four voices of inspiration. Although it was long ago, the women of the Bible lived real lives with real struggles and real triumphs. Their stories can teach us valuable lessons about our humanity.
In Steven L. Layne’s Preacher’s Night Before Christmas, the Christmas Eve service is about to be performed at Spring Lane Creek Church, yet the last-minute rehearsal reveals several glitches. Poor Pastor McDougall finds himself in the middle of arguments, tears, and temper tantrums from his congregation. Between disagreements over the perfect child to play baby Jesus, the choir’s dislike of their robes, and the copy machine’s breakdown, even the most faithful have become frustrated.
Though everybody else has settled down for a long winter’s nap, poor Principal Swell has his hands full. With state-mandated paperwork, computers to fix, bus routes to unknot, not to mention discipline and field trips and all the concerned parents, it seems he’ll never get back home to his own family! Hardcover.
Through his examination of the contribution to the concept of the sovereignty of the people made by John Locke, Warren L. McFerran illustrates the profound impact that the Age of Reason had on the American mind. The author goes on to examine the original American theory of government, which vests political supremacy in the people of each state, and how the rise of the consolidating school throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries determined to undermine the federal Constitution and transfer sovereignty from the people of the states to the federal government.
In 1845, a son was born to a white mother and a Comanche Indian father. This child, named Quanah for the flower-filled valley of his birth, was to become one of the greatest Comanche chiefs ever to have lived. Paperback.
It’s Christmas Eve morning on the Daytona track, and the fans are filling the stands to watch a special holiday race. Everything is going according to plan, but as the drivers begin to enter the track, a new car pulls up, ready to join the Christmas competition.
Romero began his career as a nine year old in backwoods Louisiana. Determined to branch out to bigger venues, he soon won races at Evangeline Downs, Delta Downs, Churchill Downs, and even Keeneland in Kentucky. He eventually went on to win twenty-five riding titles at ten different racetracks with such notable horses as Wavering Monarch, Rocket’s Magic, Personal Ensign, and Go for Wand.
Originally published in 1875, this memoir depicts daily life during the Civil War, examines key figures of the Confederate army and the women who supported them, and satirizes the financial woes of the South. Diary entries and often-droll anecdotes describe the author’s experiences as a soldier on and off the battlefield, as opposed to detailing each military skirmish he encountered.
The Red Wings of Christmas is a holiday story that is sure to warm the hearts and inspire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Set mostly inside of Santa’s magical red sack, the action takes place in a land that most of us would call make-believe. However, for one orphaned boy named Albert, this place becomes very real.
Red, White, and Blue celebrates the American flag by describing what it means to one small child. Using innovative textile artwork, Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton illustrates the poetic text as she explains what the flag’s three colors represent, “sacrifice, loyalty, pride.” As the young heroine pedals her bike under a rippling flag, she declares, “Our people may be of every color, but we are united by the Red, White, and Blue.” This visual treat will introduce the meaning of our flag to even the youngest patriot. Paperback.
The warring ideas of centralization and decentralization are at the core of modern political debates about the national economy, U.S. foreign policy, and citizens’ cultural values—just as they were among our Founding Fathers. In this controversial and thorough study, Professor Marshall DeRosa explains how the Confederate constitution carried decentralization even further than the original Constitution and added a number of safeguards against government, features which he argues would benefit Americans today.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
Released in 1993, Jim Bolus’s Kentucky Derby Stories was called “a Derby delight,” “entertaining,” and “a winner” by publications like Daily Racing Form, Lexington Herald-Leader, and The Detriot News. Now for the 1994 racing season, Bolus, sportswriter and Derby historian, is back with another field of stories from the most-esteemed horse race in North America, Remembering the Derby.
Robert E. Lee was an embodiment of the Old South. The admired commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was respected by his troops as well as his enemies. From his childhood through his years at West Point until his death, Lee lived his life by a code of honor. He relied on this code during many difficult decisions, including his commitment to join the Confederacy rather than the Union.
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