A Little Maid Of Old Philadelphia

Author: Alice Turner Curtis
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557093253
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Two girls who keep their ears open and make good use of their knowledge play a part in the story of the Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania in 1778.

A Little Maid Of Mohawk Valley

Author: Alice Turner Curtis
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557093377
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During the Revolutionary War, ten-year-old Joanne Clarke, living in a log cabin in the Mohawk Valley, delivers an important message to General Philip Schuyler at Albany after being kidnapped and abandoned by an Indian.

A Little Maid Of Old Connecticut

Author: Alice Turner Curtis
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557093288
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In 1776 a young Connecticut girl, unaware that her hat box contains a mysterious package from a Tory prisoner, travels by stagecoach to visit her grandmother.

A Little Maid Of Massachusetts Colony

Author: Alice Turner Curtis
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557093296
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During the Revolutionary War, Anne Nelson journeys with Indians, is imprisoned, escapes, and helps capture an English privateer.

Nickel And Dimed

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429926645
Size: 27.99 MB
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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.

Somewhere Off The Coast Of Maine

Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312195557
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Four friends from the sixties, Suzanne, Claudia, Elizabeth, and Howard, find that in the eighties their lives have taken some surprising turns

A Little Maid Of Narragansett Bay

Author: Alice Turner Curtis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557093349
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Penelope Balfour and her brother Ted find ways to provide help to the American patriots camped near their Rhode Island farm during the Revolutionary War.

A Little Maid Of New Orleans

Author: Alice Curtis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781429097468
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Originally published in 1930, this historical novel for girls aged 7 to 12 is set in New Orleans at the time of the War of 1812. Twelve year old Dulce Ferrand has exciting adventures in this tumultuous time, not the least of which is carrying a secret message from the pirate Jean Lafitte to General Andrew Jackson.