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War and Turpentine

War and Turpentine Book
Author : Stefan Hertmans
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-08-09
ISBN : 1101874031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 A New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year The life of Urbain Martien—artist, soldier, survivor of World War I—lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. In War and Turpentine, his grandson, a writer, retells his grandfather’s story, the notebooks providing a key to the locked chambers of Urbain’s memory. With vivid detail, the grandson recounts a whole life: Urbain as the child of a lowly church painter, retouching his father’s work;dodging death in a foundry; fighting in the war that altered the course of history; marrying the sister of the woman he truly loved; being haunted by an ever-present reminder of the artist he had hoped to be and the soldier he was forced to become. Wrestling with this tale, the grandson straddles past and present, searching for a way to understand his own part in both. As artfully rendered as a Renaissance fresco, War and Turpentine paints an extraordinary portrait of one man’s life and reveals how that life echoed down through the generations. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout)

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1944-03
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.

Standing Their Ground

Standing Their Ground Book
Author : Adrienne Monteith Petty
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-04-01
ISBN : 0190616733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The transformation of agriculture was one of the most far-reaching developments of the modern era. In analyzing how and why this change took place in the United States, scholars have most often focused on Midwestern family farmers, who experienced the change during the first half of the twentieth century, and southern sharecroppers, swept off the land by forces beyond their control. Departing from the conventional story, this book focuses on small farm owners in North Carolina from the post-Civil War era to the post-Civil Rights era. It reveals that the transformation was more protracted and more contested than historians have understood it to be. Even though the number of farm owners gradually declined over the course of the century, the desire to farm endured among landless farmers, who became landowners during key moments of opportunity. Moreover, this book departs from other studies by considering all farm owners as a single class, rejecting the widespread approach of segregating black farm owners. The violent and restrictive political culture of Jim Crow regime, far from only affecting black farmers, limited the ability of all farmers to resist changes in agriculture. By the 1970s, the vast reduction in the number of small farm owners had simultaneously destroyed a Southern yeomanry that had been the symbol of American democracy since the time of Thomas Jefferson, rolled back gains in landownership that families achieved during the first half century after the Civil War, and remade the rural South from an agrarian society to a site of global agribusiness.

The Convert

The Convert Book
Author : Stefan Hertmans
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2020-02-04
ISBN : 1524747092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this dazzling work of historical fiction, the Man Booker International–long-listed author of War and Turpentine reconstructs the tragic story of a medieval noblewoman who leaves her home and family for the love of a Jewish boy. In eleventh-century France, Vigdis Adelaïs, a young woman from a prosperous Christian family, falls in love with David Todros, a rabbi’s son and yeshiva student. To be together, the couple must flee their city, and Vigdis must renounce her life of privilege and comfort. Pursued by her father’s knights and in constant danger of betrayal, the lovers embark on a dangerous journey to the south of France, only to find their brief happiness destroyed by the vicious wave of anti-Semitism sweeping through Europe with the onset of the First Crusade/ What begins as a story of forbidden love evolves into a globe-trotting trek spanning continents, as Vigdis undertakes an epic journey to Cairo and back, enduring the unimaginable in hopes of finding her lost children. Based on two fragments from the Cairo Genizah—a repository of more than three hundred thousand manuscripts and documents stored in the upper chamber of a synagogue in Old Cairo—Stefan Hertmans has pieced together a remarkable work of imagination, re-creating the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers whose steps he retraces almost a millennium later. Blending fact and fiction, and with immense imagination and stylistic ingenuity, Hertmans painstakingly depicts Vigdis’s terrible trials, bringing the Middle Ages to life and illuminating a chaotic world of love and hate.

Documents

Documents Book
Author : Louisiana. Legislature
Publisher :
Release : 1867
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bulleins Bulwarke of Defe n ce Againste All Sicknes Sornes and Woundes

Bulleins Bulwarke of Defe n ce Againste All Sicknes  Sornes  and Woundes Book
Author : William Bullein
Publisher : Walter J. Johnson Incorporated
Release : 1971
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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EARLY HISTORY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH & DISEASE. Imagine holding history in your hands. Now you can. Digitally preserved and previously accessible only through libraries as Early English Books Online, this rare material is now available in single print editions. Thousands of books written between 1475 and 1700 can be delivered to your doorstep in individual volumes of high quality historical reproductions. This series includes fascinating studies on the human brain from as early as the 16th century, as well as early studies on the physiological effects of tobacco use. Anatomy texts, medical treatises and wound treatments are also discussed, revealing the exponential development of medical theory and practice over more than two hundred years. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ "Bulleins bulwarke of defence against all sicknesse, soarenesse, and vvoundes that doe dayly assaulte mankinde: which bulwarke is kept with Hilarius the gardener"Bullein, William, d. 1576."Hereafter ensueth a litle dialogue betweene two men, the one called Sorenes, and the other Chyrurgi .." (divisional title), "The booke. of compoundes" (caption title), and "The booke of the vse of sicke men, and medicines" (divisional title) each have separate foliation; register is continuous.Includes indexes.[4], 85, [9], 46, [2], 43, [9], 33, [2] leaves: Imprinted at London: By Thomas Marshe, dwellinge in Fleetestreate neare vnto Saincte Dunstanes Church, 1579.STC (2nd ed.) / 4034EnglishReproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery ++++ This book represents an authentic reproduction of the text as printed by the original publisher. While we have attempted to accurately maintain the integrity of the original work, there are sometimes problems with the original work or the micro-film from which the books were digitized. This can result in errors in reproduction. Possible imperfections include missing and blurred pages, poor pictures, markings and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

After the War

After the War Book
Author : Whitelaw Reid
Publisher :
Release : 1866
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bulletin

Bulletin Book
Author : Georgia Institute of Technology. Engineering Experiment Station
Publisher :
Release : 1954
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Construction

Construction Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1945
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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