If Mama had a wish, as this poetic tale makes so clear, it would be for Little Bunny to be himself because I love you just the way you are. Full color.
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
• Two of American author Willa Cather's classic books are bound together in this Kindle edition: the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "One of Ours" and Cather's short story collection "Youth and the Bright Medusa" One of Ours (1922) Tired of his Christian college, Claude tires to persuade his parents to send him to a state school. He meets the Erlich family but the relationship is short lived as he must return to the family farm. He marries a childhood friend but she doesn't appear to love him as much as her work, and eventually decides to enlist in the U.S.
Army during World War I to find meaning in his life. "Youth and the Bright Medusa" (1920) Eight short stories including: "Coming, Aphrodite!"; "The Diamond Mine"; "A Gold Slipper"; "Scandal"; "Paul's Case"; "A Wagner Matinee"; "The Sculptor's Funeral"; and "A Death in the Desert". About The Author American author Willa Cather (1873 – 1947) was raised in Virginia and Nebraska and wrote eloquently about life on the Great Plains, including My Ántonia (1918), considered her masterpiece. In 1923 she won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, set during WWI.
Join the Berenstain Bears on their latest lift-the-flap adventure! On Easter morning, the cubs find the best surprise of all in their Easter basket: a tiny baby bunny. When the Bear family goes on an Easter egg hunt, the bunny has an idea of its own. It wants to find other Easter babies! Join Brother, Sister, and the baby Easter bunny as they explore flower patches, leafy bushes, and even Farmer Ben's chicken coop in search of spring babies. Flaps on each page open to reveal a different animal family hiding underneath!
The lone cowboy Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a livingflipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil Only, "Phil" is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon's head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust.
But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboyeven a tantalizingly sexy onewill change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free
A memoir that offers an account of the author's childhood and youth during the 1940s and 50s in rural Ireland among the privileged and artistic elite of his generation living down-at-heel if comfortable lives in a newly emergent state. It offers a reminder of the happenstance and precariousness of all our lives.