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The Best of Times

Author : Greg Tang
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization. Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2. Here's a little good advice -- please just always double twice! BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence.

Best of Times

Author : Tony Fahey
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The Best of Times

Author : Wyn Wachhorst
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Old-time radio, the folk revival, the golden age of science fiction, steam railroads, baseball, the Western, and other genres color our images of the 1950s. But contrary to the countercultural myth that America during this period was a sterile, soulless society, culturally and intellectually empty, it was an introspective era of innovation and creativity, the seedtime of the sixties, the harbinger of which was the urban folk revival. The Best of Times presents a collection of essays, each followed by a related memoir, focusing on postwar popular culture, exploring topics that mark the era but are also nostalgic in themselves—the comforting continuity of long-running radio shows, train whistles that brought the sweet sorrow of distance to small-town nights, lazy summers of baseball, endless stretches of unknown lands to the West that once compelled the imagination, the heroes and vagabonds of folksong who roamed a simpler world, and dreams of alien civilizations on neighboring planets, deepened by the dawning reality of spaceflight. These pieces balance personal, cultural, and mythic nostalgia, recalling author Wyn Wachhorst’s youth, the postwar era, and its dreams of a fabled West or Norman Rockwell’s small-town America. Blending history, memoir, imagery, and analysis, this collection of essays offers poetic reflections on the nature of nostalgia and postwar America.

The Best of Times

Author : Penny Vincenzi
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On a hot summer's day, a lorry slews across a motorway and causes a huge pile-up. In that split-second accident, lives are changed forever. Jonathan is a successful surgeon returning from a liaison with his mistress, Abi; Georgia is a young actress on her way to an audition for the part that could make her career; Toby is a bridegroom travelling to his wedding with his best friend, Barney; Mary is a widow, trying to get to the airport to reunite with her wartime first love, and William is a young farmer who witnesses the crash from across the hill. One incident - and only one person who really knows what happened. THE BEST OF TIMES is an exhilarating, engaging novel of secrets, hopes and worlds that are torn apart.

The Best of Times

Author : Gyeorgos C. Hatonn
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The Best of Times

Author : Allene Gaty Hatch
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Why did Mrs. Woodrow Wilson say to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "You're nothing but a common thief!" while sitting next to him at a State dinner at the White House? What were President Eisenhower and Pope John XIII laughing about in a famous photograph? (unexplained until now) What is the truth behind the famous 'Miss Hofmans Affair' that once rocked the Royal Family of the Netherlands? These are only a few of the questions answered in this fast-paced tale of an adventurous May-September marriage. In 1950, a young artist, Allene Gaty, married a well established, middle-aged, very social historian/biographer, Alden Hatch. Learning to cope with life in the upper echelons while meeting such celebrated world figures as President and Mrs. Dweight D. Eisenhower, Pope John XXIII, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Clare Booth Luce, Buckminster Fuller, Henry Cabot Lodge and 'Mrs. Admiral' Byrd among many others gave Allene a challenging life. It also gave her a peek behind the curtain of history.

The Best of Times

Author : Paul Brown
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The Best of Times is a collection of stories. Please find a cozy cushion, a comfortable pillow, or a soft rocker and read about the times of The Renau's, Harding's, of Rory, and Colton, and many other characters. The barrier island city of Galveston was in the path of a devastating storm, that few, including the Renau family, were ready to be stricken with in Storm. Walk towards the Music, Walk towards the Light finds the return of the Harding's, Wallace and Leslie, as they contemplate selling off their Garden Oaks home where they have remained decades for a new lifestyle of independent living in their senior years. Mrs. Maywall had a gigantic yard that was an exciting play land for two brothers, Rory and 'Crackle Tooth', along with neighbor kids in The Shared Sandwich. Rory travels to the state capital, and meets new friends while on the capitol grounds. Friendships among kids are often spoken to heart to heart, or from a gesture of food offerings, in Potato Chips. A youngster playing is normal in life, a rite of passage. For Rory, his playmates found out at an early age, what can happen when not watching the cars driving on the neighborhood streets, in The Kids Play Mate. Cumming was the Iowa home of grandma, and grandma wanted to go home for a visit. So finds Rory on a road trip of a thousand miles, and the growing pains he encountered in Cumming. Saved Encounter is a story of fate, a story where being at the right time and place in 1959 was apparently what was in the life plan, for Ben, in 1959. The School of the Blessed Chalice was Rory's school, and he excelled at altar serving and reading. Life was routine in every way, until one November day, in Gone. Gift, has Rory discovering Santa's secret present hiding place, for the family presents. Rory had to keep the secret stash a secret, especially when the gift was a much anticipated camera. The Sound of the Train, day in, day out. The sounds were heard. The click, the clack, the rat tat tat rattle of the tracks. Barky: Birdy the Backyard Blue Jay Meets Barky, The wind had bits and pieces of particles in it, besides rain droplets. One of these bits and pieces blowing in the wind was a little seed. This little seed is how our story begins: The story of Barky. Read about Birdy the Backyard Blue Jay's next adventure. Colton, Teen Secret Agent: Find the Parents, is the next chapter in the story of high school student turned secret agent, in search of his parents in such locations as Segovia, Madrid, Rome and more. Teen Speak, A Teacher's Story, The bell rings and classes start for four hundred students in the Church of the Cross Parish religious education on Wednesday evening. The student's stories are many. Life is not all a bed of roses for the parish youth, especially when the Sourpuss patrol is on the prowl. Pocketful of String and a Handful of Beads is a story of prayer and family, and thinking the positive over adversity. Another lesson in life's journey, for Rory.

The Best of Times

Author : Craig Haggermaker
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Have you ever thought that God has too many important things on His mind to be concerned about you? Has the devil tried to make you think that you have to set your goals based on the opinions of others? Have you been pressured into being someone you're not, therefore watering down or forgetting your dreams? Have you ever lost a friend to a deceitful person, or made a friend from an enemy? Have you and your friend gotten into just a little bit of trouble together? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. The boys in these stories face these issues, and they learn to rely on God's grace instead of luck. They find that true deliverance comes through believing in God and His faith in them. God's faith in them leads them to believe in themselves even when others don't. Craig's home has always been in North Alabama. During his teen and adult life he has carried a soft spot in his heart for children. He has worked with children in his church and beyond since the age of thirteen. These experiences have led to his writing of short stories for children. He loves to see children smile and enjoy life. He longs to encourage them in any way he can. He believes they are a gift, and so is life. Craig gave his life to Jesus in 1979 when he was nine years old. He graduated high school in 1988 and college in 1995. He began writing seriously in 1998. In 2000 He began a course in writing for children from the Institute of Children's Literature. He completed it in February of 2002. Craig currently has 23 short stories, all of which are compiled in this book.

The Best of Times the Worst of Times

Author : John N. Kotre
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"Books by Andrew M. Greeley": pages 263-265. Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Best of Times Level 6 Advanced Book with Audio CDs 3

Author : Alan Maley
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Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Chee Seng, a 16-year-old Malaysian boy, has to grow up fast as he lives through the best and the worst of times. He suffers heartbreak as his parents' marriage falls apart and experiences the joys and heartache of first love. Contains a paperback and 3 Audio CDs with complete text recordings from the book.

Recipes for the Best of Times

Author : Olive Dareos
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Best of Times Worst of Times

Author : Walter Laqueur
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A memoir by a prominent and highly respected historian and political commentator

The Best of Times The Worst of Times

Author : Michael Burleigh
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In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. Incisive, robust and always insightful, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times by Michael Burleigh is both a dazzling tour d’horizon of the world as it is today and a surprisingly optimistic vision of the world as it might become.

What Works in Schools

Author : Robert J. Marzano
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Schools can and do affect student achievement, and this book recommends specific-and attainable-action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data.

The Best of Times

Author : Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad
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The Best of Times

Author : Peter Rimmer
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They chanted. ‘Release Mandela’. But for three young individuals, their motives are their own… During a London Anti-Apartheid march, the Daily Mirror reporter Harry meets the impassioned Petronella, a communist activist. Alongside her is Josiah Makoni, a black man spearheading his own cause to free his people from white colonial Rhodesia. A country threatening to declare unilateral independence from Britain… Enamoured after his brief encounter, Harry wants more. Why is this woman so intriguing when her political agenda is in direct contrast to her family background? The granddaughter of an English magnate and daughter of a privileged white Rhodesian farmer. Playing with Harry, it becomes clear that Petronella and Josiah are lovers, driving Harry ever more to win her over. But for Josiah, his desire and passion are for his land. To break free of white oppression. To recruit freedom fighters and take back the power of his country, Zimbabwe. No matter the unthinkable… The Best of Times is the ninth episode in the Brigandshaw Chronicles. It’s the best of times for some, but the start of a bitter war to come.

The Best of Times

Author : Philbrook Paine
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The Best of Times

Author : Anita Smith
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Financial Survival in Uncertain Times

Author : Deborah Smith Pegues
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Best of Times

Author : Simon Hattenstone
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'The Best of Times' is an account of the author's quest to interview all ten surviving members of England's 1966 World Cup team.