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The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War Book
Author : Helen Simonson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-03-09
ISBN : 1408837668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is late summer in East Sussex, 1914. Amidst the season's splendour, fiercely independent Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal town of Rye to fill a teaching position at the local grammar school. There she is taken under the wing of formidable matriarch Agatha Kent, who, along with her charming nephews, tries her best to welcome Beatrice to a place that remains stubbornly resistant to the idea of female teachers. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape, and the colourful characters that populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For the unimaginable is coming - and soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small town goes to war.

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War Book
Author : Helen Simonson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-03-22
ISBN : 0679644644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A novel to cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal . . . a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community.”—The Washington Post The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won’t come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking—and attractive—than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha’s reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war. Praise for The Summer Before the War “What begins as a study of a small-town society becomes a compelling account of war and its aftermath.”—Woman’s Day “This witty character study of how a small English town reacts to the 1914 arrival of its first female teacher offers gentle humor wrapped in a hauntingly detailed story.”—Good Housekeeping “Perfect for readers in a post–Downton Abbey slump . . . The gently teasing banter between two kindred spirits edging slowly into love is as delicately crafted as a bone-china teacup. . . . More than a high-toned romantic reverie for Anglophiles—though it serves the latter purpose, too.”—The Seattle Times

The Summer Before the Storm

The Summer Before the Storm Book
Author : Gabriele Wills
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-01
ISBN : 9780973278057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's the Age of Elegance in the summer playground of the affluent and powerful. Amid the pristine, island-dotted lakes and pine-scented forests of the Canadian wilderness, the young and carefree amuse themselves with glittering balls and friendly competitions. The summer of 1914 promises to be different when the ambitious and destitute son of a disowned heir joins his wealthy family at their cottage on Wyndwood Island. Through Jack's introduction into the privileged life of the aristocratic Wyndhams and their social circle, he seeks opportunities and alliances to better himself, including in his schemes, his beautiful and audacious cousin, Victoria. But their charmed lives begin to unravel with the onset of the Great War, in which many are destined to become part of the "lost generation." This richly textured tale takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from romantic moonlight cruises to the horrific sinking of the Lusitania, from regattas on the water to combat in the skies over France, from extravagant mansions to deadly trenches - from innocence to nationhood. The Summer Before The Storm, the first of the epic "Muskoka Novels," evokes a gracious, bygone era that still resonates in this legendary land of lakes.

The Summer Before the Dark

The Summer Before the Dark Book
Author : Doris Lessing
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-11-17
ISBN : 0307777677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the summer begins, Kate Brown -- attractive, intelligent, forty five, happily enough married, with a house in the London suburbs and three grown children -- has no reason to expect anything will change. But when the summer ends, the woman she was -- living behind a protective camouflage of feminine charm and caring -- no longer exists. This novel. Doris Lessing's brilliant excursion into the terrifying stretch of time between youth and old age, is her journey: from London to Turkey to Spain, from husband to lover to madness: on the road to a frightening new independence and a confrontation with self that lets her, finally, come truly of age.

Beyond Marx and Other Entries

Beyond Marx and Other Entries Book
Author : David Gleicher
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 9004352503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beyond Marx and other Entries explores deep areas of semiotics, joined with economics, anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy and political science, even Franz Kafka's literary works. These are communicated by entries, based primarily on Gleicher’s actual blog Looking through the crack from 2013 to 2017.

The Summer Before the Summer of Love

The Summer Before the Summer of Love Book
Author : Marly A. Swick
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2004-04-01
ISBN : 9780803293182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ten stories in this collection explore the intimate dynamics of parents and children, friends and lovers, and husbands and wives. The characters stand on unstable ground and coexist with unpleasant truths: a grown son drives his mother to the abortion clinic; two girls go on a road trip to a Beatles concert with their divorced mother; three recently single women try to purge the past with a garage sale; a father moves into his daughter?s group house in Berkeley. Grappling with loss and disappointment, struggling to become whole again or for the first time, her characters pass like ghosts through their own lives, seeking to understand, imperfectly and belatedly, where they?ve come from and what might have been.

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Book
Author : Helen Simonson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2011-01-04
ISBN : 1408809559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

Prague

Prague Book
Author : Arthur Phillips
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2002-09-17
ISBN : 1588362833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, The Egyptologist, and Angelica. A first novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune—financial, romantic, and spiritual—in an exotic city newly opened to the West. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague, where the atmospheric decay of post–Cold War Europe is even more cinematically perfect, have it better. Still, they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making. What they actually find is a deceptively beautiful place that they often fail to understand. What does it mean to fret about your fledgling career when the man across the table was tortured by two different regimes? How does your short, uneventful life compare to the lives of those who actually resisted, fought, and died? What does your angst mean in a city still pocked with bullet holes from war and crushed rebellion? Journalist John Price finds these questions impossible to answer yet impossible to avoid, though he tries to forget them in the din of Budapest’ s nightclubs, in a romance with a secretive young diplomat, at the table of an elderly cocktail pianist, and in the moody company of a young man obsessed with nostalgia. Arriving in Budapest one spring day to pursue his elusive brother, John finds himself pursuing something else entirely, something he can’t quite put a name to, something that will draw him into stories much larger than himself. With humor, intelligence, masterly prose, and profound affection for both Budapest and his own characters, Arthur Phillips not only captures his contemporaries but also brilliantly renders the Hungary of past and present: the generations of failed revolutionaries and lyric poets, opportunists and profiteers, heroes and storytellers.

Baseball and Other Matters in 1941

Baseball and Other Matters in 1941 Book
Author : Robert W. Creamer
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2000-01-01
ISBN : 9780803264069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This is a baseball book, but whether Creamer intended it or not, it's much, much more."-Sports Illustrated. "[Creamer] recalls this momentous year in baseball and world history. He reprises Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, Ted Williams's .406 batting average, Hank Greenberg and the draft, the furious Dodgers-Cardinals pennant fight, and the ensuing World Series. All this is portrayed against the looming U.S. entry into World War II."-Library Journal. Robert W. Creamer, one of the best and most perceptive writers on baseball, remembers the baseball-and other matters-of 1941 in a tribute to the game that is also part memoir. Creamer was a long-time writer and editor at Sports Illustrated. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the following Bison Books: Stengel: His Life and Times, Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat, Jocko, and The Quality of Courage.

Judith Abram

Judith   Abram Book
Author : Henrietta Stein
Publisher : Henrietta Stein
Release : 2021-12-01
ISBN : 9198535021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Judith and Abram Popinski were lovers who survived the Holocaust. These are their true stories. They met in the Lodz ghetto in 1941. When the ghetto was emptied in 1944, they each began a long journey to Auschwitz and through a series of other extermination and labour camps. Finally they were rescued in April 1945 and reunited in Sweden that summer. There they built a new life together. These are their own stories. That we survived was pure luck, both say. It took many miracles to stay alive, and the miracles were far too few in the ghetto and the extermination camps, Abram concluded. Judith writes that she was born twice, the first time in Lodz in 1923 and the second time in 1945 when the Swedish Red Cross buses picked her up in Ravensbrück. In the early 1990s, they began to reach out to schools as Eyewitnesses of the Holocaust and over the years met thousands of students and their teachers and told them about their experiences. Both used to end their story with the words: "After all, we had a good life together in Sweden". Their daughter Henrietta did not know what they had been through until she was an adult. In her afterword, Henrietta Stein reflects on what it has meant to grow up and live with the silence surrounding her parents' experiences.

The War in the West A New History

The War in the West  A New History Book
Author : James Holland
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-05-04
ISBN : 1448167035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Hitler's invasion of Russia, America's entry into the conflict and the devastating Thousand Bomber Raids over Germany, to the long grinding struggle in the deserts of North Africa and the crucial Battle of the Atlantic, the middle passage of the Second World War was all about turning back the Nazi tide. These catalytic moments would come to define the course of the war and its outcome. They encompass the most vicious fighting, the most hair-raising strategy and the most breathtaking bravery. Across the battlefronts on land, sea and air, to the streets, fields and factories of Britain, America, Africa and Europe, Holland shows, in his own dramatic and compelling style, how the fortunes of war were changed and what happened when the Allies were finally able to fight back . . . 'Impeccably researched and superbly written... Holland's fascinating sage offers a mixture of captivating new research and well-considered revisionism' Observer 'Exceptional... Holland's success is built in part on an engaging writing stule and in part on a genuinely fresh approach to events' Wall Street Journal 'The best of the new generation of WW2 historians' Sebastian Faulks

Spencerville

Spencerville Book
Author : Nelson DeMille
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN : 0748109552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After twenty-five years of working in the shadowy world of espionage Keith Landry is on his way home. Driving along the highway, humming a few bars of 'Homeward Bound', the twenty-five years' service he has given the US government are fast becoming a distant memory. He is safe. He is alone. And life has never felt sweeter as the signs for hometown Spencerville come into view. Keith Landry has promised himself no more violence, no more death. But a chance meeting with childhood sweetheart Annie Baxter makes it a promise he cannot keep. As passion is rekindled between them, jealousy flares. For Annie is married to a violent and sadistic bully: the man who runs Spencerville, Sheriff Baxter. And he won't tolerate any man near his wife. Especially Keith Landry.

Manufacturing Inequality

Manufacturing Inequality Book
Author : Laura Lee Downs,Director of Studies Centre de Recherches Historiques Laura Lee Downs
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780801430152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Manufacturing Inequality compares the complex historical process whereby metals employers in two distinct national and cultural settings first brought women into their factories and then reorganized work procedures and managerial structures to accommodate the new workforce. Drawing from an extensive range of previously untapped industrial archives, Laura Lee Downs analyzes how sexual difference was transformed from a principle for excluding women into a basis for dividing labor within the newly restructured production process. She explores the origins of wage discrimination and occupational segregation through the lens of managerial strategy, tracing the gendered redefinition of job skills, the division of the shop floor into hierarchically ordered spaces, the deployment of women welfare supervisors, and the implantation of scientific management techniques. Through its detailed comparative analysis of employers' attitudes toward women workers, Manufacturing Inequality mounts a careful critique of both neoclassical economics and feminist dual systems as frameworks for understanding gender discrimination in industry.

Man Overboard

Man Overboard  Book
Author : Curtis Parkinson
Publisher : Tundra Books
Release : 2012-03-13
ISBN : 1770492992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During World War II, a German agent landed in Canada from a U-boat. Curtis Parkinson has used this true historical event to tell a fast-paced, exciting story. Sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend Adam find summer jobs as deckhands on the Rapids Prince, a ship that plies the waters between the town of Prescott, on the St. Lawrence River, and Montreal. Scott overhears convincing information that a German agent is actually on board the boat. He has a good reason for not telling anybody, but his silence eventually leads him into more trouble than he can imagine, including a possible murder and a kidnapping. It is up to the boys to expose the agent in order to save the Rapids Prince and the innocent passengers on board. Curtis Parkinson has written an impossible-to-put-down novel that combines history with high adventure.

Speaking the Unspeakable

Speaking the Unspeakable Book
Author : Diane Jonte-Pace
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2001-12-03
ISBN : 0520927699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this bold rereading of Freud's cultural texts, Diane Jonte-Pace uncovers an undeveloped "counterthesis," one that repeatedly interrupts or subverts his well-known Oedipal masterplot. The counterthesis is evident in three clusters of themes within Freud's work: maternity, mortality, and immortality; Judaism and anti-Semitism; and mourning and melancholia. Each of these clusters is associated with "the uncanny" and with death and loss. Appearing most frequently in Freud's images, metaphors, and illustrations, the counterthesis is no less present for being unspoken--it is, indeed, "unspeakable." The "uncanny mother" is a primary theme found in Freud's texts involving fantasies of immortality and mothers as instructors in death. In other texts, Jonte-Pace finds a story of Jews for whom the dangers of assimilation to a dominant Gentile culture are associated unconsciously with death and the uncanny mother. The counterthesis appears in the story of anti-Semites for whom the "uncanny impression of circumcision" gives rise not only to castration anxiety but also to matriphobia. It also surfaces in Freud's ability to mourn the social and religious losses accompanying modernity, and his inability to mourn the loss of his own mother. The unfolding of Freud's counterthesis points toward a theory of the cultural and unconscious sources of misogyny and anti-Semitism in "the unspeakable." Jonte-Pace's work opens exciting new vistas for the feminist analysis of Freud's intellectual legacy.

Summer Before the Dark

Summer Before the Dark Book
Author : Volker Weidermann
Publisher : Pushkin Press
Release : 2016-01-28
ISBN : 1782272372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A dazzling portrait of Zweig and Roth, and a community of intellectual exiles, during the extraordinary summer of 1936. It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time. Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen, who find themselves in limbo while Europe gazes into an abyss of fascism and war. Among them is Stefan Zweig, a man in crisis: his German publisher has shunned him, his marriage is collapsing, his house in Austria no longer feels like home. Along with his lover Lotte, he seeks refuge in this paradise of promenades and parasols, where he reunites with his estranged friend Joseph Roth. For a moment, they create a fragile haven; but as Europe begins to crumble around them, they find themselves trapped on an uncanny kind of holiday, watching the world burn. The award-winning writer and literary critic Volker Weidermann was born in Germany in 1969, and studied political science and German language and literature in Heidelberg and Berlin. He is the cultural editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and lives in Berlin.

Modernism and Melancholia

Modernism and Melancholia Book
Author : Sanja Bahun
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-10-30
ISBN : 0199977968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modernism and melancholia share an intellectual fate: being at once categories, conditions, discourses, modes of expression, and social projects, they feed on their own ambiguity. But modernism and melancholia also share a history: it was in the cultural-historical period we tentatively term "modernism" that a fundamental shift in our understanding of melancholia occurred. What is, then, the relationship between modernism and melancholia? How does it relate to the history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? What is the social value of the associated cluster of symbolic rituals that we call mourning? Modernism and Melancholia addresses these questions, as it focuses on the manifestations of melancholia in modernist fiction internationally. Paying close attention to writings by Andrei Bely, Franz Kafka, and Virginia Woolf, Sanja Bahun identifies in modernist fiction a deliberate use of the symptomatology of melancholia to reinvigorate the genre of the novel and address the complexities of contemporary history. Such an exercise establishes writing as a mourning ritual that self-consciously refuses to "heal" or "cure." To describe this paradoxical writing practice, Bahun proposes the term "countermourning." Reversing-or renewing-the ways in which the conceptual scope of melancholia is utilized in modernist studies, this study positions itself at the crossroads of literary studies and intellectual history, and suggests a continuity between the shifting view of melancholia in global modernism.

The Man in the Ratcatcher

The Man in the Ratcatcher Book
Author : Cyril "Sapper" McNeile
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2017-09-15
ISBN : 1473341116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This vintage book contains a collection of short stories by Cyril McNeile. Herman Cyril McNeile, MC (1888 - 1937), who often published under the pseudonym "Sapper", was a British soldier and author. These masterful and exciting tales are highly recommended for all lovers of the short story form, and are not to be missed by fans of McNeile's wonderful work. Contents include: "The Man in Ratcatcher", "'An Arrow at a Venture'", "The House by the Headland", "The Man Who Would Not Play Cards", "A Question of Personality", "The Unbroken Line", "The Real Test", ";Good Hunting, Old Chap'", "The Man with His Hands in His Pocket", "A Matter of Routine", "A Payment on Account", and more. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.

Courage Canyon

Courage Canyon Book
Author : Shirleen Davies
Publisher : Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
Release : 2017-10-17
ISBN : 1941786537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Courage Canyon, Book Eight, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series “A 5 star "can't put it down" novel that you hate to finish because you miss the characters. This is a series that is worth rereading.” An avid reader. Dirk Masters, ex-Union Cavalry Captain, traveled hundreds of miles to put his past behind him. Finding Splendor and getting a job at Redemption’s Edge seems the perfect opportunity to start over. His new life is predictable and peaceful…until a feisty young woman creates chaos in his orderly existence. Rosemary Thayer has overcome more than one obstacle to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. After a rough start, the people of Redemption’s Edge have accepted her into their family—all except the rude and arrogant foreman who seems to enjoy making her life miserable. Soon, she’ll have earned enough to leave the ranch for a place of her own. But trouble continues to plague Rosemary. The unwelcome news of an escaped convict threatens to stall her plans of an independent life. After months of anticipating her departure, Dirk is given an assignment he doesn’t want, but can’t turn down. Guard Rosemary from not one, but two possible threats. Could his life get any more complicated? The last person she wants disrupting her future is now a part of it—every day, morning and night. Not only is the escaped convict certain to come calling, another danger is inching its way toward Splendor, threatening young women, and no one can identify the attacker. Worse, Dirk is fighting not only the threats, but his own internal desire. They’re oil and water, meant to be as far apart as the Pacific from the Atlantic. So why does he crave her touch, seek any excuse to get close? Courage Canyon, book eight in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger. Book 1: Redemption’s Edge Book 2: Wildfire Creek Book 3: Sunrise Ridge Book 4: Dixie Moon Book 5: Survivor Pass Book 6: Promise Trail Book 7: Deep River Book 8: Courage Canyon

Hand In Glove

Hand In Glove Book
Author : Robert Goddard
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-01-26
ISBN : 1407055186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tristram Abberley was an acclaimed English poet of the 1930s whose legendary reputation was sealed when he died fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. Nearly fifty years later, his sister Beatrix is brutally murdered in her seaside cottage. Her family are stunned by the crime - especially Beatrix's niece, Charlotte Ladram. But Charlotte has little time to mourn her aunt as fifty years of secrets begin to unravel. Beatrix is the victim of a dark conspiracy, one that her loved ones are powerless to defeat. A harrowing quest for answers begins, one that uncovers a shocking tale of wartime greed and treachery, and a vendetta seemingly without end...