4th of July

4th of July
Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0759513589
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Release: 2005-05-01
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity. While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay. "Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination." -New York Times Book Review "Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star "When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." -New York Daily News

The Night Before the Fourth of July

The Night Before the Fourth of July
Author: Natasha Wing
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698413016
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The twentieth title in the bestselling Night Before series is the perfect summer treat! It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!

The Fourth of July Story

The Fourth of July Story
Author: Alice Dalgliesh
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0689718764
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Release: 1995-06-01
Editor: Aladdin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday. Full color.

Fourth of July Mice

Fourth of July Mice
Author: Bethany Roberts
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780547533643
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Release: 2004-05-24
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show! Packed with plenty of red, white, and blue and featuring the four Holiday Mice at their most adorable, this story about our nation's birthday will delight readers young and old alike.

My Fourth of July

My Fourth of July
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780823442881
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Release: 2019
Editor: Neal Porter Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young boy and his family celebrate his favorite day, Independence Day, by seeing a parade, having a picnic, watching a talent show, and enjoying fireworks.

The Fourth of July Encyclopedia

The Fourth of July Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Heintze
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781476608556
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Release: 2015-05-07
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first comprehensive reference work on America’s Independence Day. Bringing attention to persons, places, and events of historical significance, the book focuses on the Fourth of July as it has been commemorated over the span of more than two centuries, starting with the first celebrations: public readings of the Declaration of Independence that occurred within days of its signing. Biographical sketches feature presidents (and how each celebrated the Fourth) and other politicians, famous soldiers, educators, engineers, scientists, athletes, musicians, and literary figures. Other topics include parks, monuments and statues dedicated on the Fourth; famous speeches and the personalities behind their stories; and general subjects of interest including education, abolition, temperance, African Americans, Native Americans, wars, transportation and holiday catastrophes.

Apple Pie Fourth of July

Apple Pie Fourth of July
Author: Janet S. Wong
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0152057080
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Release: 2006
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten.

Merica

Merica
Author: 4th July Moments
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1076227635
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Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This 4th july journal is perfect for those who want to write down their everyday goals or as a note taking planner book . This Independence day notebook is the great gift for American history lover. 6 x 9 in (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 120 pages.

The Fourth of July and the Founding of America

The Fourth of July and the Founding of America
Author: Peter De Bolla
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781468306033
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Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: ABRAMS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of the holiday and an “elegant, ironic, brief but deeply researched meditation on what makes America America” (Financial Times). Holidays of all sorts are celebrated in the United States, many rooted in the country’s great diversity of ethnicities, religions, and cultures. But one day unites all Americans: the Fourth of July. Every year, Independence Day revelers mark the founding of the nation with picnics and parades, flag-waving and fireworks displays. But in fact, much of the inherited lore that surrounds the Fourth is myth and legend, not history. Even the date of the holiday is misleading, as the Declaration of Independence was in fact penned on the second of July. Jefferson did not write it himself, nor was it intended to mark the birth of a new nation. In this remarkable work of research and narrative, Peter de Bolla teases out the true story of the Fourth of July—and traces the holiday’s history from 1776 through the Civil War, the Cold War, and the present.

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
Author: Frederick Douglass
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781513293820
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Release: 2021-04-23
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852) is a novella by Frederick Douglass. Having escaped from slavery in the South at a young age, Frederick Douglass became a prominent orator and autobiographer who spearheaded the American abolitionist movement in the mid-nineteenth century. In this famous speech, published widely in pamphlet form after it was given to a meeting of the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on July 5th, 1852, Douglass exposes the hypocrisy of America’s claim to Christian and democratic ideals in spite of its legacy of enslavement. Personal and political, Douglass’ speech helped inspire the burgeoning abolitionist movement, which fought tirelessly for emancipation in the decades leading up to the American Civil War. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?...What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.” Drawing upon his own experiences as an escaped slave, Douglass offers a critique of American independence from the perspective of those who had never been free within its borders. Hopeful and courageous, Douglass’ voice remains an essential part of our history, reminding us time and again who we are, who we have been, and what we can be as a nation. While much of his radical message has been smoothed over through the passage of time, its revolutionary truth continues to resonate today. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frederick Douglass’ What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Corduroy s Fourth of July

Corduroy s Fourth of July
Author: Don Freeman,Lisa McCue
Pages: 16
ISBN: 067006159X
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Release: 2007
Editor: Viking Childrens Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Corduroy and his friends celebrate the Fourth of July by having a picnic, marching in a parade, and watching fireworks.

Cooking for Picasso

Cooking for Picasso
Author: Camille Aubray
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780399177668
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For readers of Paula McLain, Nancy Horan, and Melanie Benjamin, this captivating novel is inspired by a little-known interlude in the artist's life. "A tasty blend of romance, mystery, and French cooking."--Margaret Atwood, via Twitter The French Riviera, spring 1936: It's off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Café Paradis. A mysterious new patron who's slipped out of Paris and is traveling under a different name has made an unusual request--to have his lunch served to him at the nearby villa he's secretly rented, where he wishes to remain incognito. Pablo Picasso is at a momentous crossroads in his personal and professional life--and for him, art and women are always entwined. The spirited Ondine, chafing under her family's authority and nursing a broken heart, is just beginning to discover her own talents and appetites. Her encounter with Picasso will continue to affect her life for many decades onward, as the great artist and the talented young chef each pursue their own passions and destiny. New York, present day: Céline, a Hollywood makeup artist who's come home for the holidays, learns from her mother, Julie, that Grandmother Ondine once cooked for Picasso. Prompted by her mother's enigmatic stories and the hint of more family secrets yet to be uncovered, Céline carries out Julie's wishes and embarks on a voyage to the very town where Ondine and Picasso first met. In the lush, heady atmosphere of the Côte d'Azur, and with the help of several eccentric fellow guests attending a rigorous cooking class at her hotel, Céline discovers truths about art, culture, cuisine, and love that enable her to embrace her own future. Featuring an array of both fictional characters and the French Riviera's most famous historical residents, set against the breathtaking scenery of the South of France, Cooking for Picasso is a touching, delectable, and wise story, illuminating the powers of trust, money, art, and creativity in the choices that men and women make as they seek a path toward love, success, and joie de vivre. Praise for Cooking for Picasso "Intrigue, art, food, and deception are woven together in a tale of love and betrayal around the life and legacy of Picasso. Touching and true, this well-written narrative made me long for my mother's coq au vin and for the sun of Juan-les-Pins."--Jacques Pépin, chef, TV personality, author

Falling

Falling
Author: Jane Green
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780399583292
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them... When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn’t the life she wanted either. On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son. Unlike any man Emma has ever known, Dominic is confident, grounded, and committed to being present for his son whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has before. But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways. For the first time, Emma has to stay and fight for what she loves, for the truth she has discovered about herself, or risk losing it all. In a novel of changing seasons, shifting lives, and selfless love, a story unfolds—of one woman’s far-reaching journey to discover who she is truly meant to be...

Red White and Boom

Red  White  and Boom
Author: Lee Wardlaw
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781466816701
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Release: 2012-04-10
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fireflies flit Sparklers spit Pinwheels spin Goosebump skin It's the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America's birthday BOOM!

Parading Patriotism

Parading Patriotism
Author: Adam Criblez
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501757396
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Release: 2013-05-15
Editor: Northern Illinois University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parading Patriotism breaks new ground in revealing how Fourth of July celebrations in the urban Midwest between 1826 and 1876 helped define patriotic nationalism, bringing celebratory actions to life by demonstrating the importance of Independence Day commemorations in defining changing conceptions of what it meant to be an American. The book links two important historical genres by considering how historical memory and American nationalism coalesced on the Fourth of July as Midwesterners used the holiday as a time both to reflect on the past and forge ahead in constructing a unique national identity. Historian Adam Criblez uses the Midwest as a backdrop, but necessarily considers cultural developments transplanted from outside the region, both from Europe, transmitted by immigrants, and eastern states like New York, Virginia, and Massachusetts, brought by westward migrants. Readers, therefore, can expect a multitude of topics to be covered in this work. Ethnic conflict, racial turmoil, class struggle, and, perhaps most importantly, changing conceptions of American nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century all comprise aspects of Parading Patriotism.Celebrating the Fourth of July was an important political, cultural, and religious ritual on social calendars in the mid-nineteenth century. It marked a rare summer holiday and opportunity for diverse groups of citizens to share in a nationalistic revelry explicitly promoting political independence and republican government. On Independence Day in the five Midwestern urban centers considered in this study—Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Indianapolis—this celebratory façade often masked deep seated tensions over the meanings of the nation's birth as celebrations were regularly segregated by ethnicity, class, race, political party, religious affiliation or gender. Studying the manner in which Midwesterners celebrated the Fourth and how these men and women understood the meaning of their celebrations reveals how they consciously and purposefully appropriated patriotic festivities to construct unique and ever-changing perceptions of American national identity. Drawing on both unpublished sources (including diaries, manuscript collections, and journals) and the copious but under-utilized print resources from the region (newspapers, periodicals, travelogues and pamphlets), this latest addition to the Mellon-sponsored Early American Places series exposes a rich tapestry of mid-century Midwestern social and political life, focusing on the nationalistic rites of Independence Day.

Hello Zion

Hello  Zion
Author: Martha Day Zschock
Pages: 16
ISBN: 1938700740
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Commonwealth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to Zion! Parent and child bighorn sheep tour Zion in best-selling author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock's Hello! board book series for children. In Hello, Zion! join the pair as they explore Zion National Park. For ages 2-5. Made in the USA.

The 4th of July

The 4th of July
Author: Dorothy Goeller
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781464500176
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Release: 2013-02
Editor: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Simple text and photographs present a story with a 4th of July theme"--Provided by publisher.

Sybil Ludington s Midnight Ride

Sybil Ludington s Midnight Ride
Author: Marsha Amstel
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1575054566
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Release: 2000-02
Editor: First Avenue Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retells the story of Sybil Ludington's ride on horseback to rouse American soldiers to fight against the British who were attacking Danbury, Connecticut during the American Revolution.

Death on the Fourth of July

Death on the Fourth of July
Author: David A. Neiwert
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466888944
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Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On July 4, 2000, three young Asian American men visiting the small town of Ocean Shores, Washington, were attacked by a group of skinheads in the parking lot of a Texaco station. Threats and slurs gave way to violence and, ultimately, a fatal stabbing. But this tragedy culminated with a twist. A young white man, flaunting a Confederate flag just moments before, was slain by one of his would-be victims. In the ensuing murder trial, a harsh lesson on what it really means to be an American unfolded, exposing the layers of distrust between minorities and whites in rural America and revealing the dirty little secret that haunts many small towns: hate crime. In Death on the Fourth of July, veteran journalist David Neiwert explores the hard questions about hate crimes that few are willing to engage. He shares the stories behind the Ocean Shores case through first-hand interviews, and weaves them through an expert examination of the myths, legal issues, and history surrounding these controversial crimes. Death on the Fourth of July provides the most clear-headed and rational thinking on this loaded issue yet published, all within the context of one compelling real-life tragedy.

Born on the 4th of July

Born on the 4th of July
Author: BEATRICE MICHAELS SHAPIRO
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781491823330
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Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beatrice Michaels Shapiro’s book is a memoir of an extraordinary woman who despite decades of hardship and tragedy, including her unremitting devotion to her two developmentally disabled sons, managed to become an accomplished writer of numerous moving and poignant newspaper and magazine articles and books. In a collection of short articles and a few poems, she depicts with a very observing eye, milestones in her life as well as her thoughts and feelings about society. She describes her life in the Winfield Sanitarium at the age of six, of growing up in a lower income family in an Eastern European Jewish neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, of her mother’s hilarious Yiddish sayings and proverbs, of her great fondness for her immigrant parents and of their Passover Seders. As a teenager she and a few school friends were very bold and successful autograph seekers. Later she recalls her 40th high school class reunion and the nostalgia it evoked. But the decades included a long and difficult struggle nurturing her two handicapped sons and teaching the younger one to read. Shapiro’s excellent style of writing and her crisp storytelling leads to a most touching account of the life of a most dedicated and talented woman. Dr. Irving Cutler Author of The Jews of Chicago Professor Emeritus, Chicago State University