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France to send weapons to Kurds in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — Calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan "catastrophic," France said Wednesday it would start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces fighting Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group.<p>Paris and London have agreed to coordinate their actions on both humanitarian aid and arms, the …

Learning Literary Terms With Taylor Swift

<i>This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.</i><p><b>By Kiley Roache, Nazareth High School</b><p>Whether you’re prepping for the AP Literature exam, or trying to crank out that term paper on “The Great Gatsby,” recognizing and understanding …

Wheel of emotions poster for writers

A while ago I shared one of these on Twitter and recommending printing it out and putting it near the desk; somebody asked “do you have a high-res …

White Cupcakes Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

Dr. Kevin Fong works on "the edges" of medicine — researching how humans survive extremes of heat, cold, trauma, outer space and deep sea. "We're still exploring the human body and what medicine can do in the same way that the great explorers of the 20th century and every age before them explored …

Gun Control in the Third Reich

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen P. Halbrook<p>Based on newly discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi dictatorship made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and …

The Devil in the White City

• <b>Author:</b> Erik Larson<p><b>In The Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.</b><p>Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The …

In the Garden of Beasts

• <b>Author:</b> Erik Larson<p><b>Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.</b><br>The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to …

My Escape from Slavery & Reconstruction

• <b>Author:</b> Frederick Douglass<p>This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to …

Three Cups of Tea

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin<p>Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers …

1776

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain …

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

• <b>Author:</b> Benjamin Franklin<p>Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the …

The Handmaid's Tale

• <b>Author:</b> Margaret Atwood<p><b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><p><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy …

The Help

• <b>Author:</b> Kathryn Stockett<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film.</b><p>Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but …

The Bean Trees

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Kingsolver<p>The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, …

The Kite Runner

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.</b> <br>The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of …

The Great Gatsby

• <b>Author:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken …

Animal Farm

• <b>Author:</b> George Orwell<p>George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

A Thousand Splendid Suns

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be</b> …

Fahrenheit 451

• <b>Author:</b> Ray Bradbury<p><b>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.</b><p><b>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian</b> …

I Always Loved You

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Oliveira<p><b>A story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, from the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter</b><p><b>Robin Oliveira’s latest novel, Winter Sisters, will be available in February from Viking</b><p>The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be …

How to Eat a Cupcake

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Donohue<p>“An irresistible blend of sweet and tart, this book is truly a treat to be savored.”<br>—Beth Kendrick, author of The Bake Off and Second Time Around<p>“A sparkling, witty story about an unlikely, yet redemptive, friendship….Grab one of these for your best friend and read it …

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Twain<p>"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called <b>Huckleberry Finn</b>," Ernest Hemingway wrote, "It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling …

Of Mice and Men

• <b>Author:</b> John Steinbeck & Susan Shillinglaw<p><b>A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression</b><p>Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An …