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About one thousand years ago, the Gaelic word clann, which means children, first came into common usage. The earliest example of checked or striped cloth worn in Scotland is a fragment of two-color “dog-tooth” checked woolen fabric—the so-called “Falkirk tartan”—circa a.d. 235. However, prior to the sixteenth century, there is no evidence of the tartan as it is recognized today.
No serious boater planning a cruise in the area would want to be without Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain, written in the same format as Pelican’s other famous cruising guides. Paperback.
After thirty-five years of diligent searching, author Barry Ernest found Victoria Elizabeth Adams, a silent yet key witness in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Belittled by the Warren Commission, Adams vanished into obscurity—but what she saw may change all we thought we knew about the tragedy. This is the story about the journey to find the truth in the event that shaped our nation and the research that led the author to a dark opposition of history’s official record.
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This book traces the history of dance in Ireland and reveals how Irish dance has survived centuries of emigration, invasion, and persecution. It is more than the history of dance, however, with chapters on music, dance costumes, competitions, and the phenomenal revival. The book also defines the social and cultural significance of dance in Ireland and among the Irish Diaspora. For the smitten fan of Irish dance, there are instructions and illustrated steps to two elementary dances. Hardcover.
’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. Hardcover.
One of the first important works of American comic literature, this satirical history of New York was initially published to popular acclaim in 1809. Spanning the creation of the world to the end of the “Dutch Dynasty,” this humorous history examines the discovery of New York, the first settlements of the Dutch, the reign of Peter Stuyvesant, and the gallant achievements of Peter the Headstrong, among many other real and imagined moments in the history of this essential American city.
Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, they are determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will never be the same!
This delightfully entertaining story introduces the reader to Meghan and Sean O’Sullivan, their three grandaunties, and Lucky O’Leprechaun, who has pestered the O’Sullivans since the time of the Vikings. Hardcover.
At McGuire’s Irish Pub the mood is nothing if not fun. McGuire’s boasts its own award-winning wine cellar and microbrewery in addition to its many specialty drinks. The real draw is the food. As anyone lucky enough to have dined at McGuire’s will tell you, the food deserves to be served on a silver platter—or at least eaten with a golden spoon. For five consecutive years, the Pensacola pub has earned the coveted Golden Spoon Award, which denotes it as one of Florida’s top restaurants.
Kids can write in their thoughts about attractions including the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, and Times Square. Each page features site-specific questions and activities to help youngsters get the most out of their visit.
It’s time for Hanukkah, and Nathan and his grandfather decide to visit the city. There are many shops with new toys and mouth-watering candy, but Nathan has saved his money all year for one thing—his very own menorah.
Christmas Eve can be busy, especially for the head nurse at Angel Hope General Hospital. Too many patients, too little help, and a crowded ER all threaten to make this night before Christmas one big headache. It seems that nothing could bring holiday cheer to the patients and staff of this hectic hospital. Hardcover.
Passover meal preparation can be difficult with the challenge of creating meals that are both unleavened and healthy, not to mention tasty! Passover Lite Kosher Cookbook is the answer to this challenge. Not only is every recipe kosher for Passover but also interesting and delicious—and not just limited to Passover cooking.
The Pelican Guide to Historic Homes and Sites of Revolutionary America Volume I: New England describes the landmarks of the six New England states—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The history and location of each site is carefully described, and includes useful information about admission policies. Paperback.
Though everybody else has settled down for a long winter’s nap, poor Principal Swell has his hands full. With state-mandated paperwork, computers to fix, bus routes to unknot, not to mention discipline and field trips and all the concerned parents, it seems he’ll never get back home to his own family! Hardcover.
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