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Sam S Castle

Author: Bridget Oates
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439639310
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With romance, elegant parties, and dashing, uniformed gentlemen, this charming castle story is almost what one might expect. But add in dramatic police raids and rumors of bodies buried in the garden, and it becomes the very unique tale of Sam’s Castle. Built in 1908 as a haven for the earthquake-rattled Henry Harrison McCloskey (grandfather of former congressman Pete McCloskey), the castle served as a home, speakeasy, rum-runner signaling station, abortion clinic, and U.S. Coast Guard lookout during World War II. Despite its turbulent history, however, this castle story has a happy ending. In the care of the Sam Mazza Foundation, the magnificent estate will remain a treasured Pacifica landmark for all to enjoy.

Bannerman Castle

Author: Thom Johnson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738546087
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For generations, boaters and train passengers have been mystified and intrigued by the sight of a castlelike structure looming in the Hudson River, near Fishkill. Bannerman Castle unveils the history of this site: an island arsenal, built to resemble a Scottish castle. The story begins in 1900, when Francis Bannerman VI purchased the island--officially Pollepel but later called Bannerman's Island--for storing used military goods purchased from the government. A native of Scotland, Bannerman designed his arsenal to resemble a Scottish castle.

When All The World Was Young

Author: Ferrol Sams
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461734444
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The final installment in Sam's epic trilogy about coming of age in the South.

Fix It Sam

Author: Lori Ries
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1570915989
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Sam is good at fixing things, but his little brother Petey is the one who keeps their tent from falling.

This Morning Sam Went To Mars

Author: Nancy Carlson
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575425521
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Eight-year-old Sam is always daydreaming about exploring space and the deepest seas, which is awesome—except when he’s supposed to be focusing on schoolwork or stuff at home. It seems like all he hears is, “Focus, Sam!” and “Pay attention!” The doctor says Sam is lucky: He has a very powerful brain! But he does need some help focusing. She gives Sam and his dad lots of strategies to try, like staying organized, eating better food, and asking for help when he needs it. Sam’s favorite strategy? Make time for imagination! A note to adults gives extra tips for helping kids with attention struggles.

Sam S All Wrong Day

Author: Gyo Fujikawa
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan
ISBN: 9780448117553
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While picnicking with his friends, Sam's resolute action toward the bear cub who ate his laboriously-picked berries seems to turn the tide of unlucky events which filled Sam's day.

Sam Smith

Author: Marc A. Desimone, Ph.d.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502905512
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This is the story that shows what can happen "when freeman shall stand!" Here is a tribute to the un-sung patriot and his life of service. Smith is a bold example of true American heroism and wisdom from one of the darkest days of our existence as a free people. Inspiring us all today, this book is the authors' homage to the early Republic, and Sam Smith's fight for freedom and liberty, illuminating the leadership lessons which teach us how one American can make all the difference in preserving the "land of the free and the home of the brave." - Back cover

The Nowhere Box

Author: Sam Zuppardi
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763663670
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Frustrated by little brothers who follow him everywhere and wreck his toys and games, George commandeers an empty washing machine box for an imaginative escape that is free of pirates, dragons and bothersome younger siblings.

Who The Hell Are We Fighting

Author: C. Michael Hiam
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It was an enigma of the Vietnam War: American troops kept killing the Viet Cong – and were being killed in the process – and yet the Viet Cong's ranks continued to grow. When one man – CIA analyst Sam Adams – uncovered documents suggesting a Viet Cong army more than twice as numerous as previously reckoned, another war erupted, this time within the ranks of America's intelligence community. This clandestine conflict, which burst into public view during the acrimonious lawsuit Westmoreland v. CBS, involved the highest levels of the U.S. government. The central issue in the trial, as in the war itself, was the calamitous failure of our intelligence agencies to ascertain the strength of the Viet Cong and get that information to our troops in a timely fashion. The legacy of this failure – whether due to institutional inertia, misguided politics, or individual hubris – haunts our nation. And Sam Adams’ tireless crusade for “honest intelligence” resonates strongly today. To detractors like Richard Helms, Adams was an obsessive zealot; to others, he was a patriot of rare integrity and moral courage. Adams was the driving force behind the CBS ninety-minute documentary The Uncounted Enemy, produced by George Crile and hosted by Mike Wallace. Westmoreland brought a lawsuit seeking $120 million in damages against Adams and Wallace in what headlines around the country trumpeted as the libel trial of the century. Westmoreland dropped his suit before the case could be sent to the jury. Who the Hell Are We Fighting? is the first serious narrative history of Adams' controversial discovery of the Vietnam "numbers gap." Hiam's book is a timeless, cautionary tale that combines the best elements of biography, military history, and current affairs.