Publisher : PublicAffairs
Category : History
ISBN : 9781541701229
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 432

A bold new history of the discovery of King Tut and the seismic impact it left on modern society. When it was discovered in 1922, in an Egypt newly independent of the British Empire, the 3,300-year-old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world. The boy-king became a household name overnight and kickstarted an international obsession that continues to this day. From pop culture and politics to tourism and the heritage industry, it’s impossible to imagine the past century without the discovery of Tutankhamun – yet so much of the story remains untold. In Treasured, Christina Riggs weaves compelling historical analysis with tales of lives touched, or changed forever, by an encounter with the boy-king. Who remembers that Jacqueline Kennedy first welcomed the young pharaoh to America? That a Tutankhamun revival in the 1960s helped save the ancient temples of Egyptian Nubia? Or that the British Museum’s landmark Tutankhamun exhibition in 1972 remains its most successful ever? But not everything about ‘King Tut’ glitters: tours of his treasures in the 1970s were linked to Big Oil, his mummified remains have been exploited in the name of science, and accounts of his tomb’s discovery exclude Egyptian archaeologists. Treasured offers a bold new history of the young pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.

Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781645443858
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 170

Love tries to find lodging in Annie Lundquist's heart when she least expects it, and it's with Jason Phillips, the estranged twin of her deceased fiancé. What are the odds that she will fall for the handsome twin that appears out of nowhere in her quaint mountain shop? And what are the odds that Jason, the land developer, will fall for the woman owning property he is on a mission to purchase? In his shadow are family secrets that follow him to Evergreen Park. The pair's union is fraught with high-altitude adventures that compete with the sizzle of their blossoming romance. Will Annie and Jason recognize the love that is brewing between them? At stake is Annie's prime piece of property in the Colorado Rockies, her mother's priceless antique jewelry, and her heart.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781101647240
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 32

The inspiring true story of demonstrators standing up for the love of a library, from a New York Times bestselling illustrator In January 2011, in a moment that captured the hearts of people all over the world, thousands of Egypt's students, library workers, and demonstrators surrounded the great Library of Alexandria and joined hands, forming a human chain to protect the building. They chanted "We love you, Egypt!" as they stood together for the freedom the library represented. Illustrated with Susan L. Roth's stunning collages, this amazing true story demonstrates how the love of books and libraries can unite a country, even in the midst of turmoil.

Publisher : MIRA
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781459294028
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

The Carlton family saga continues in this fan-favorite story of learning how to fall in love again by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Despite the wealth and power of his remarkable family, Ben Carlton stayed hidden away in rural Virginia with only his artistic talent and his troubled memories for company. But when he met beautiful gallery owner Kathleen Dugan at the urging of his matchmaking aunt Destiny, his wounded heart began to open—yet he couldn't completely forget the tragedies of his past. Vivacious, driven Kathleen was intrigued not only by Ben's paintings, but also by the handsome, mysterious man who created them. Were Ben's wounds too deep for Kathleen to mend…or did Destiny create another perfect match?

Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781771646543
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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A book to inspire children to look for treasures in the great outdoors, where everyday objects take on new, magical meanings with a little imagination. “Alive with modest wonder—a treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Little Bear is a treasure finder. And he finds the most wonderful things: a shiny button, a tickly feather, a cozy hiding place, a tree to scratch, and even a shy, soft piece of lint. The other animals, however, don’t understand Little Bear’s treasures. “Just junk,” they say. Except for one… When Little Bear meets Little Bird, it’s the beginning of a wonderful friendship. Together, Little Bear just might discover his best treasure yet. Poetic, affectionate, funny, and captivatingly illustrated, this gorgeous picture book is a treasure itself.

Publisher : Aspect
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780446534055
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 480

Flush from their narrow victory over the horrific Vlagh, Longbow and his companions are drawn to a pastoral territory in south Dhrall, confident that they will thwart the next assault by their inhuman foe. But on the border of the Wasteland, the Vlagh is breeding a monstrous new army of venomous bat-bugs and armored spiders. These grotesque legions threaten to overwhelm the allies, who are further shocked by a prophecy delivered by the Dreamers: an invasion by a new, second army. A force of armed acolytes approaches to plunder this unspoiled land in a global holy war. Now farmers and hunters, soldiers and madmen, mortals and gods-all charge to a battle that will decide the fate of the world.

Publisher :
Category : Archaeologists
ISBN : WISC:89064674468
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 204

"From the book cover: "Hattie S. Cosgrove was a hardware store heiress who came to the West in 1907. In the Southwest corner of New mexico she fell in love with the vast and wild Gila River country and soon discovered the ruins and traces of the long-vanished Mimbres Indians. . .She developed precise and scientific methods for recording her excavations and her careful work led to a career as an archaeologist for Harvard University. Hattie's work in the Southwest and her hauntingly beautiful drawing of Mimbres black-on-white bowls are a remarkable legacy of a vanished culture and an extraordinary woman, archaeologist and artist." Profusely illustrated."--Amazon.

Publisher : Chronicle Books
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : 9780811872126
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 160

French steel-cut beads, mother-of-pearl buttons, spools of vintage ribbons . . . This exquisite book showcases the decorative bits flea-market hunters dream of. Hundreds of photos reveal rare European notions from the craft community's most beloved emporium, Tinsel Trading Company. With these vintage baubles as her inspiration, Kaari Meng shares projects that crafters can make with their own flea-market finds or with contemporary materials they have on hand: a button charm bracelet, whimsical petite prize medals, an heirloom-worthy memory book, shimmering handbags, and more. Kaari's colorful inspiration boards lend design guidance, while her tips and resources help notion-lovers build up their stash of treasures.

Publisher :
Category :
ISBN : UCAL:$B265013
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 430

Publisher : Bethany House
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781441265425
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Tracie Peterson Begins Compelling New Series Set on the 1840s Frontier Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position. Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in "Oregon Country," she decides to stay rather than push on. With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills--or her presence--and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.