-Winner of the American Library Association's Horror Book of 2017
"Intensely realized and beautifully orchestrated Gothic horror." —Joyce Carol Oates
"A match for readers who enjoyed Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." —Booklist (starred review)
At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests...
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.
It is as easy as that to learn thousands of essential Spanish terms and expressions. You follow along using the book to decipher difficult Spanish passages while watching (and listening!) to a movie’s Spanish soundtrack. Listen ‘n’ Learn Spanish with Your Favorite Movies features comprehensive language notes and translations for:
“The Fox and the Hound,” “March of the Penguins,” “The Absent-Minded Professor,” “Tarzan,” “Eight Below,” “Home Alone,” “Holes,” “Rocky III,” “Eragon,” “Hoosiers,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Princess Bride,” “Anne of Green Gables,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” and “Mary Poppins.”
These films are all family favorites and can be easily rented from Netflix or other rental stores.
The Big Red Book of Spanish Vocabulary is much, much more than a Spanish vocabulary reference! This unique and complete resource combines three complementary approaches to vocabulary building—cognates, root families, and suffixes—to instantly increase word familiarity and aid memorization.
Whether for active face-to-face communication or passive comprehension of written or spoken words, an in-depth knowledge of vocabulary is the key to foreign language mastery. The Big Red Book of Spanish Vocabulary makes acquiring this mastery simpler and more straightforward than ever before by providing:An extensive thematic list of Spanish cognates and an alphabetic glossary of Spanish root families—both with more than 14,000 entries A comprehensive listing of the 130 most common Spanish suffixes, with 4,000 common examples A frequency index listing the 5,000 most frequently used words in Spanish An alphabetic index cross-referencing every entry in the root, suffix, and frequency sections
From the moment that J. K. Rowling conceived the idea of Harry Potter during a train ride, until the 1997 UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Making of the Potterverse tells the history of one of today’s most beloved sagas—in print, on screen, and in real life as waves of Pottermania swept fans young and old.
Covering the phenomenon through the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it covers all of the major and minor news events centering on the world of Harry Potter, interweaving quotes from the films’ cast and crew members—among them Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint; directors Chris Columbus (The Sorcerer’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets), Alfonso Cuarón (The Prisoner of Azkaban), and Mike Newell (The Goblet of Fire); producer David Heyman, and behind-the-scenes personnel who bring the magic to life.
To accomplish this examination, this monograph conducts an analysis of four historical case studies: The Argentan-Falaise Pocket, the Battle of Ia Drang, Doctrinal Revolution from 1986-2001, and Operation Anaconda. The analysis identifies the U.S. military has placed an over reliance on firepower to replace the maneuver of ground combat units. Secondly, this monograph also argues the U.S. military has placed too much emphasis on technology. This belief in technology has reduced the number of ground combat units employed in offensive operations. Additionally, U.S. military doctrine historically has not provided the foundation necessary to support and encourage the planning and execution of encirclement operations. These deficiencies together have prevented the U.S. military from capitalizing on the decisive nature resulting from the speed and shock of correctly executed encirclement operations.
Presenting information that has never been compiled and presented before, author G. Scott Thomas provides reams of statistics for all 57 presidential elections (1789 to the present) as well as essays inspired by those races that explore new interpretations of electoral trends. The book also includes lists of outstanding political performances in 179 statistical categories in addition to complete statistical records for 289 presidential candidates. The unique information and metrics introduced in this book will be invaluable to historians, political scientists, and students who are conducting research into voting trends and will serve as additional tools for their work.