This is the LARGE PRINT EDITION of the US Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, all 27 Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation. Unlike most other available printings, this collection is in Easy-to-Read format to reduce visual strain. This large print edition of the Founding Fathers’ documents is presented in its original form without political commentary.
Apollo 11 Flight Plan
Full Color 8.5×11 reproduction of the original Apollo 11 Flight Plan by NASA. All charts and graphs are included. This excellent edition is printed on high-quality paper with a durable cover.
Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Armstrong became the first man to step onto the lunar surface. Broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
He and Aldrin spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material for return to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just under a day on the lunar surface before rendezvousing with Columbia in lunar orbit.
Launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program.
The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that landed back on Earth; a service module (SM), which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module (LM) that had two stages – a lower stage for landing on the Moon, and an upper stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit. After being sent toward the Moon by the Saturn V’s upper stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the lunar module Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts used Eagle’s upper stage to lift off from the lunar surface and rejoin Collins in the command module. They jettisoned Eagle before they performed the maneuvers that blasted them out of lunar orbit on a trajectory back to Earth. They returned to Earth and landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24.
Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy: “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
This Thomas Hardy novel was his first major literary success, even though he never saw it published. It is set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex and is enriched with his pleasant descriptions of rural life and landscapes.
In it Bathsheba Everdene, our independent and spirited heroine, moves into her position as a farmer on a large estate in Weatherbury. During the novel, she attracts three very different men: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier Sergeant Troy, and the shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each relationship complicates her life and tragedy threatens.
Thomas Hardy makes man an insignificant part of the world, struggling against powers greater than himself,–sometimes against systems which he cannot reach or influence, sometimes against a kind of grim world-spirit who delights in making human affairs go wrong. He is not a realist, but rather a man conflicted by pessimism; and his novels, are powerful and often fascinating. From the reader’s view point some of his earlier works, like the idyllic love story Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) and A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873), are the most interesting.
US Budget Fiscal Year 2016
United States Government budget for fiscal year 2016. The Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications are included, which may vary from year to year.
US Budget Fiscal Year 2015
United States Government budget for fiscal year 2015. The Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications are included, which may vary from year to year.
The ISIS Threat: The Rise of the Islamic State and their Dangerous Potential
This collection of data from a variety of important sources brings to light the true threat of the so-called Islamic State. Information from military advisors, journalists, Congressional Hearings, and the President of the United States are compiled to provide a clear picture of ISIS’ dangerous global potential.
As we see in the words of Congresswoman Michelle Bachman:
“They have declared that they are at war with the United States….
They have a leader in Baghdadi. They have already conquered territory, about half of Iraq, about half of Syria….
They have made absolutely breathtaking strides in their short tenure of advancement. So they have land. They have a name. They have a leader. They have a government. It is known as shari’a law. That is Islamic law…..
They have an army. Twelve thousand, presumably, are in the Islamic State Army, and brutal they are–beheadings, women raped, men beheaded, innocent children shot in the head. It is absolutely devastating.
We see Christians have been chased out of the Middle East region…..The Christians have been chased repeatedly out of Iraq. They are being chased out of the Baghdad area. They have been chased certainly out of northern Iraq and western Iraq, as Jews were chased out long ago. Now, in Syria, we hear the horrific stories of Christians who have been killed and murdered and beheaded simply because they name the name of Jesus Christ. Jews have been slaughtered and beheaded simply because they name the name of their God.
Is there any greater intolerance than the intolerance that has been shown repeatedly, brutally, lethally, by the Islamic State against Jews and Christians, and, yes, Muslims whom they disagree with.”
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Hamlet is one of the most loved and quoted works of English literature. This tragic play has moved audiences for centuries, and is still gaining in popularity. This excellent play is listed on the College Board reading list for Advanced Placement English.
This edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is unabridged and as close to the original as possible.
“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”
The Scarlet Letter – Annotated by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, is a foundational work in American Literature. This edition includes notes, maps, and essays to enhance the reading experience.
This 1850 novel is a romantic work of fiction set in the historical setting of 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts during the years 1642 to 1649. It magnifies freedom attainable through individual thought, even in the midst of an oppressive environment. As Hawthorne writes, “She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.”
The Puritan people as a whole were liberty-loving in the extreme, but the individual was restrained at every step by laws that no free people of today would tolerate for an hour. Paternalism in government was the rule in the other colonies and in Europe, but nowhere was it carried to such an extreme as in New England.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
Three Theban Plays – Sophocles
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Rilla of Ingleside
“When I speak of home, I speak of the place where in default of a better–those I love are gathered together; and if that place where a gypsy’s tent, or a barn, I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding.”
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father loses their wealth and dies.
HIstory of the Pyrates – Daniel Defoe
This excellent 1724 book was published in Britain, containing biographies of contemporary pirates. Influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates, it is the prime source for the biographies of many well known pirates. This book introduced many features which later became common in pirate literature, such as pirates with missing legs or eyes, the myth of pirates burying treasure, and the name of the pirates flag the Jolly Roger. The author specifically cites two pirates as having named their flag Jolly Roger, (named after the first Pirate and his crew); Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts in June, 1721, and English pirate Francis Spriggs in December 1723. In giving an almost mythical status to the more colorful characters, such as the infamous English pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack, the book provided the standard account of the lives of many people still famous in the 21st century, and influenced pirate literature of Robert Louis Stevenson and J.M.Barrie.
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Barnaby Rudge – Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
A Tramp Abroad
“Every noun has a gender, and there is no sense or system in the distribution; so the gender of each must be learned separately and by heart. There is no other way. To do this one has to have a memory like a memorandum-book. In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl. See how it looks in print — I translate this from a conversation in one of the best of the German Sunday-school books: Gretchen: “Wilhelm, where is the turnip?” Wilhelm: “She has gone to the kitchen.” Gretchen: “Where is the accomplished and beautiful English maiden?” Wilhelm. “It has gone to the opera.”
Sherlock Holmes – The Valley of Fear
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The King in Yellow
Anne’s House of Dreams
“I’d like to add some beauty to life,” said Anne dreamily. “I don’t exactly want to make people KNOW more… though I know that IS the noblest ambition… but I’d love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me… to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn’t been born.”
Anne of the Island
“I don’t want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU. [….] Sunbursts and marble halls may be all very well, but there is more ‘scope for imagination’ without them. And as for the waiting, that doesn’t matter. We’ll just be happy, waiting and working for each other—and dreaming. Oh, dreams will be very sweet now.”
Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Scarlet
“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”
This is the original novel that introduces us to the great “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson.
History of Mary Prince
Up From Slavery – Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was of the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants, who were newly oppressed by disfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws. He mastered the nuances of the political arena in the late 19th century which enabled him to manipulate the media, raise money, strategize, network, and distribute funds.
Incidences in the Life of a Slave Girl
This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There was no God in his heart, he knew; his ideas were still in riot; there was ever the pain of memory; the regret for his lost youth-yet the waters of disillusion had left a deposit on his soul, responsibility and a love of life, the faint stirring of old ambitions and unrealized dreams…… And he could not tell why the struggle was worth while, why he had determined to use to the utmost himself and his heritage from the personalities he had passed… He stretched out his arms to the crystalline, radiant sky. I know myself,” he cried, “but that is all.”
Wizard of Oz
The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
The Republic – Plato
The Prince and the Pauper
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Origin of Species
The Lone Star Ranger
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Call of the Wild
The Beautiful and Damned – Large Print
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
The oldest military treatise in the world. Full of wisdom that can be applied to our modern world. Includes sections on: I. LAYING PLANS II. WAGING WAR III. ATTACK BY STRATAGEM IV. TACTICAL DISPOSITIONS V. ENERGY VI. WEAK POINTS AND STRONG VII. MANEUVERING VIII. VARIATION IN TACTICS IX. THE ARMY ON THE MARCH X. TERRAIN XI. THE NINE SITUATIONS XII. THE ATTACK BY FIRE XIII. THE USE OF SPIES
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Tarzan of the Apes
“I am Tarzan of the Apes. I want you. I am yours. You are mine. We live here together always in my house. I will bring you the best of fruits, the tenderest deer, the finest meats that roam the jungle. I will hunt for you. I am the greatest of the jungle fighters. I will fight for you. I am the mightiest of the jungle fighters. You are Jane Porter, I saw it in your letter. When you see this you will know that it is for you and that Tarzan of the Apes loves you.”
Sense and Sensibility
Roughing It – Mark Twain
“It was a splendid population – for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home – you never find that sort of people among pioneers – you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day – and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, “Well, that is California all over.”
Riders of the Purple Sage
Pride and Prejudice
“Where are the gold pieces now?’ the Fairy asked.
‘I lost them,’ answered Pinocchio, but he told a lie, for he had them in his pocket.
As he spoke, his nose, long though it was, became at least two inches longer.”
These are the adventures of Pinocchio, the wooden boy, who got mixed up with all sorts of nefarious characters. This richly told classic is full of tragedy and triumph and holds much more power than the films of the same name.
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