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The Fighting Frenchman

Author : Paul Levy
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Scott LeDoux’s face read like a roadmap of boxing’s last golden era—eye thumbed by Larry Holmes, brow gashed by Mike Tyson, ears stung by none other than Muhammad Ali. “George Foreman hit me so hard,” LeDoux said, “my ancestors in France felt it.” The only man to step into the ring with eleven heavyweight champions, LeDoux also fought through two of boxing’s greatest scandals, recurring illness, and childhood trauma that haunted him for decades. This is his story, the life and times of a Minnesota Rocky making the most of the hard knocks that bruise the American Dream, told in full for the first time by award-winning journalist Paul Levy. He was never a world champion, but Scott LeDoux was always the people’s champ. Doing his best to turn a small-town miner’s son into boxing’s next great white hope, Don King said of Scott LeDoux: “He eats rusty nails for breakfast, punches holes in concrete with either hand, bobs and weaves like a giant Rocky Marciano.” He was a big, good-natured kid, with a ready wit and the will to take all comers along on a ride he himself found hard to believe. From the mining community of Crosby, Minnesota, to the dingy, mildew-scented dressing rooms in minor-league towns like Sioux Falls and Billings, to the stage of Madison Square Garden, Levy gives us a real sense of what it was like to spar with fighters such as Tyson and Ali. The buried secrets of childhood abuse and the harrowing sadness of death and disease in his family make LeDoux’s triumphs and defeats all the more poignant and, in Levy’s irresistible narrative, unforgettable.

Liberty Loving Lafayette

Author : Dorothea Jensen
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". . .a perfect example of how a writer can make history/learning history fun. . .the accompanying art is wonderful"—David Bruce Smith, author of Abigail and John, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, and co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize "An ode to the great Lafayette, beautifully told and richly illustrated..." —Alan R. Hoffman, Translator, Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage to the United States, and President, The American Friends of Lafayette. "A great addition to the [Lafayette] canon" —Diane Shaw, Director Emerita of Special Collections & College Archives, Lafayette College "Dorothea Jensen brings Lafayette to life for all ages" —Chuck Schwam, Publisher, American Friends of Lafayette Gazette Inspired by the Broadway hit, HAMILTON, and by Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," author Dorothea Jensen wrote this short rhyming narrative about the Marquis de Lafayette and his crucial role in our Revolutionary War. A glossary and extensive endnotes supply further information about the historical figures and events mentioned in the poem. This playful historical account is aimed at middle schoolers, as well as young and older adults. It would be entertaining and educational to perform in a classroom or other settings, such as events celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of Lafayette's 1824-5 Farewell Tour of America. A Few Things You Will Learn from this Book: • Who the unlikely person was who inspired Lafayette to help America • How Lafayette's powerful father-in-law tried to discourage his plan • Why such a high rank was given to an inexperienced 19-year-old • How Lafayette helped strengthen the crucial French Alliance • What Lafayette's key successes were as a military commander in America Jensen has previously written two historical novels for young readers (middle graders and young adults) about Lafayette and about the American Revolution. These are entitled A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE, and THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM.

Chippewa Music

Author : Frances Densmore
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The Living Age

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A Lady s Cruise in a French Man of war

Author : Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming
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Les Mis rables

Author : Victor Hugo
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Violations of Free Speech and Rights of Labor

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor
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Les miserables I Fantine tr byWilliam Walton 2v II cosette tr by J C Beckwith 2v III Marius tr by Jules Gray 2v IV The idyl of the Rue Plumet and the epic of the Rue Saint Denis tr by Edouard Jolivet 2v V Jean Valjean tr by Jules Gray 2v

Author : Victor Hugo
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The Living Age

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Modern Frenchmen

Author : Philip Gilbert Hamerton
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Belgravia

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Jack in the Forecastle Or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

Author : John Sherburne Sleeper
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Fighting Americans of Today

Author : Don Cook
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Poems of Places Spain Portugal Belgium and Holland

Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare Gesellschaft

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Peregrine Bunce Or Settled at Last

Author : Theodore Edward Hook
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The Book of Battles Or Daring Deeds by Land and Sea Compiled from the Best Authorities With Original Stories of the Camp Fire and the Quarter deck Edited by Edward Shelton and Charles Jones

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Special Report

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The United States News

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Vols. 5- include the monthly rotogravure supplement "Uncle Sam's news reel" (issued as section 2 from May 24, 1937, to Dec. 11, 1939) 30-54 cm.

Clark s Battles of England and tales of the wars Illustrated with numerous engravings A new edition

Author : William Mark CLARK
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