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CliffsNotes on O'Brien's The Things They Carried

CliffsNotes on O'Brien's The Things They Carried Book
  • Author : Jill Colella
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2011-05-18
  • ISBN : 0544184211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Things They Carried, you discover Tim O'Brien's powerful and innovative novel about the experiences of foot soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. Drawing largely on his own experiences during the war, the author creates a fictional protagonist who shares the author's own name, and allows this fictional "Tim O'Brien" to relate disturbing war stories as he creates an indictment against the wastefulness of war. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Tim O'Brien's very personal journey. Critical essays give you insight into the novel's historical context, the novel's narrative structure, and the theme of loss of innocence. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Tim O'Brien A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0547420293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

In the Lake of the Woods

In the Lake of the Woods Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2006-09-01
  • ISBN : 0547527047
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.

Going After Cacciato

Going After Cacciato Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2009-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780307485502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED "To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

CliffsNotes Civil Service Exam Cram Plan

CliffsNotes Civil Service Exam Cram Plan Book
  • Author : Northeast Editing, Inc.
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2011-07-07
  • ISBN : 0544180801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

It's Civil Service Exam Crunch Time! Get a plan to ace the exam—and make the most of the time you have left. Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the Civil Service Exam—without ever breaking a sweat! First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the two-month, one-month, or one-week cram plan for week-by-week and day-by-day schedules of the best way to focus your study according to your unique timeline. Each stand-alone plan includes: Diagnostic test–helps you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your review on the topics in which you need the most helpSubject reviews–cover everything you can expect on the actual written exam: verbal, mathematics, clerical abilities, memory, following directions, judgment, decision-making, mechanical aptitude, and personal experience Full-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations– a simulated civil service exam gives you an authentic test-taking experience Test-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes

CliffsNotes Praxis II English Subject Area Assessments (0041/5041, 0043, 0044/5044, 0048, 0049/5049,5142) 2nd Edition

CliffsNotes Praxis II English Subject Area Assessments (0041/5041, 0043, 0044/5044, 0048, 0049/5049,5142) 2nd Edition Book
  • Author : Diane E Kern
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2013-02-25
  • ISBN : 0544183436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Your guide to a higher score on Praxis II: English Subject Areas The Praxis II English Subject Area Assessment tests are designed to assess whether an examinee has the broad base of knowledge and competencies necessary to be licensed as a beginning English teacher in a variety of school settings. The various exams, some multiple-choice questions and some essay format, cover reading and understanding text, language and linguistics, and composition and rhetoric. CliffsNotes Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments includes question-type reviews, subject reviews, and six model practice tests for each of the Praxis II English tests that a variety of would-be English teachers need to pass to be certified. Includes subject reviews of all test topics 6 practice tests, one for each Praxis II English test Proven strategies from the experts at CliffsNotes If you're an aspiring teacher looking to take the Praxis II English test, CliffsNotes is your ticket to scoring high at exam time.

CliffsNotes on Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

CliffsNotes on Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms Book
  • Author : Adam Sexton
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2007-08-20
  • ISBN : 0544181468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Farewell to Arms explores a potent and memorable love story set against the historical and geographical background of World War I. Following the growth of a rakish, indifferent soldier into a mature man capable of real love for the worldly-wise nurse who falls for him, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the intense and descriptive novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on author Ernest Hemingway, including honors and awards Introduction to and synopsis of the books Character analyses of primary figures Frederick Henry and Catherine Barkley Critical essays on weather symbolism and Hemingway’s influence Review section that features fill-in-the-blank questions, quoted passages, and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, articles, video and audio recordings, and websites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

If I Die in a Combat Zone

If I Die in a Combat Zone Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2011-08-24
  • ISBN : 0307762920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

1984

1984 Book
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1983-10-17
  • ISBN : 0547249640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

July, July

July, July Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2002-10-01
  • ISBN : 0547523726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A “perceptive, affectionate, and often very funny” novel about old college friends at a thirty-year reunion, by the author of The Things They Carried (Boston Herald). From a National Book Award winner who’s been called “the best American writer of his generation” (San Francisco Examiner), July, July tells the story of ten old friends who attended Darton Hall College together back in 1969, and now reunite for a summer weekend of dancing, drinking, flirting, reminiscing—and regretting. The three decades since graduation have brought marriage and divorce, children and careers, hopes deferred and replaced. This witty, heart-rending novel about men and women who came into adulthood at a moment when American ideals and innocence began to fade, a New York Times Notable Book, is “deeply satisfying” (O, the Oprah Magazine) and “almost impossible to put down” (Austin American-Statesman). “A symphony of American life.” —All Things Considered, NPR