Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand, working, in his forties, as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington's overcrowded, understaffed military hospitals. This superb selection of his poems, letters, and prose from the war years, filled with the sights and sounds of war and its ugly aftermath, express a vast and powerful range of emotions. Among the poems include here, first published in Drum-Taps (1865) and Sequel to Drum-Taps (1866), are a number of Whitman's most famous works: "O Captain! My Captain!" "The Wound-Dresser," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Come Up from the Fields, Father." The letters and prose selections, including Whitman's musings on the publication of his works, on the wounded men he tended, and his impressions of Lincoln traveling about the city of Washington, offer keen insights into an extraordinary era in American history.
"The Little Penguin Handbook" continues to revolutionize the way pocket handbooks present information. With more visuals and sample documents than other essential handbooks, this handy full-color reference gives students just what they need to know about the writing and research processes, while providing extensive coverage of documentation and grammar. With a reorganized and updated research section, new visual "maps" of the research and documentation processes, an updated section on writing in the disciplines, a new chapter on online courses, and a new chapter on argument, "The Little Penguin Handbook" continues to be an invaluable resource for students in composition courses and in courses across the curriculum.
Hot and Tasty:The First Course, introduces you to lifelong friends, Sophia Richards and Julia Williams. Sophia is a beautiful full figured woman with no problems attracting men and avoids relationships at all costs.She is busy running her catering company Costes with her partner, Carmen. Her no relationship policy is tested when one of New York city's most captivating men, Antonio Lioni,of the Lioni real estate empire enters her life one summer night. Julia Williams is a devoted wife which is determined to keep her marriage together even though her husband is straying. When an unexpected encounter spirals her life out of control will Julia be able to recover and move forward? Hot and Tasty:The First Course is a story of friendship,family,love,passion and food. It is story on how even though life interrupts their chances at happiness they find a way to continue seeking it.