Book Title : The Great Alone

the great alone

Release Date : 2018-02-06
ISBN Code : 9781250165619
Book Author : Kristin Hannah
Book Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)! "A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review) Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

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Release Date : 2013-09-04
ISBN Code : 9785389065598
Book Author : Кристин Ханна
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 398

Book Summary :

Что чувствует женщина, услышав однажды от мужа: «Я тебя больше не люблю»? Шок, обида, гнев, растерянность — все это разрывает на части душу Джолин, сорокалетней матери двух дочерей, любящей жены, до последнего момента считавшей супруга образцовым и преданным... А тут еще и старшая дочь-подросток стала неуправляемой — по любому поводу спорит с матерью, критикует ее. Что поделаешь — трудный возраст. Случайно услышав ту самую фатальную фразу, брошенную отцом, дочь обвиняет в крушении семьи не его, а мать. Справиться с такими проблемами нелегко любой женщине. И они вовсе не кажутся мельче при взгляде из поднебесья: Джолин — пилот военного вертолета. Судьба приготовила для нее еще несколько тяжелейших испытаний, преодолеть которые можно только рука об руку с близкими.

Book Title : The Great Alone

the great alone

Release Date : 2014-04-01
ISBN Code : 9781497615793
Book Author : Janet Dailey
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 725

Book Summary :

A sweeping multigenerational saga of the founding of the state of Alaska by an iconic author with more than three hundred million copies of her books in print. Spanning two hundred years, this saga of romance and adventure in the untamed Alaska wilderness begins with Tasha Tarakanov, a beautiful Aleut woman, and her beloved Andrei, a noble and ambitious Cossack hunter. From their union come seven generations of proud Alaskans, including the beautiful Marisha, who finds her fortune as a legendary madam, and Wylie Cole, who bravely defends his homeland during World War II. Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is a story of brave young men and women, whose dreams, heritage, betrayals, loves, and fortitude are as vast and wild as the land from which they sprang.

Book Title : The Heart of the Great Alone

the heart of the great alone

Release Date : 2009-10-27
ISBN Code : 1608190072
Book Author : David Hempleman-Adams
Book Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

A treasure trove of photographs—some never before reproduced in book form—from the two greatest Antarctic expeditions. Among the greatest achievements in the history of photography, those of the early polar explorers surely stand out, for the beauty of their images and the almost impossible conditions they encountered. And none of these are more remarkable than the photographs recorded by the official chroniclers of two epic Antarctic expeditions—that of Robert Falcon Scott, departed in 1910, which tragically resulted in his death; and, four years later, that of Ernest Shackleton, whose heroic sea journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia has become the stuff of legend. Their photographers—Herbert George Ponting and Frank Hurley—transported bulky cameras and glass plate negatives across the forbidding polar landscape to record some of the earliest images of this dramatic environment. That the photographs survived to be presented on their return to King George V is miraculous, and they have remained ever since in the Royal Collection. The Heart of the Great Alone reproduces the best of these marvelous images, some of which have never appeared in book form before—ships encased in ice floes, ice cliffs and ravines, campsites and dog sleds, and the incomparable beauty of Antarctic flora and fauna. Together they form an invaluable record of an environment that global warming has forever changed. With a superb narrative drawing on Ponting’s and Hurley’s writings and other unique archival material from the Royal Collection, and with extended captions for each image, this book is a unique addition to the literature of polar exploration.

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Release Date : 2017-03-14
ISBN Code : 9785389130036
Book Author : Лиана Мориарти
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 544

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Шесть ответственных взрослых. Три милых ребенка. Одна маленькая собака. Обычный уик-энд. Что же могло пойти не так? Вид и Тиффани приглашают соседей и их друзей на барбекю. И все с радостью соглашаются в надежде провести приятный вечер в красивом доме. Вкусная еда, приготовленная хозяином, остроумные шутки, непринужденная беседа, легкий флирт. Неожиданно раздается жуткий крик: двухлетняя девочка упала в бассейн фонтана и едва не утонула. И это событие резко меняет жизнь, казалось бы, счастливых и благополучных семей. Каждого мучает чувство вины, и в результате их брак трещит по швам, давняя дружба проверяется на прочность, в каждом невинном поступке усматривается злой умысел... Впервые на русском языке!

Book Title : Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

alone on the ice the greatest survival story in the history of exploration

Release Date : 2013-01-28
ISBN Code : 9780393089646
Book Author : David Roberts
Book Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 352

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"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

Book Title : The Classical Journal

the classical journal

Release Date : 2013-02-28
ISBN Code : 9781108057950
Book Author : Abraham John Valpy
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 418

Book Summary :

This forty-volume collection comprises all the issues of an early and influential classical periodical, first published between 1810 and 1829.

Book Title : The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking

the great tradition of christian thinking

Release Date : 2012-04-30
ISBN Code : 9781433534881
Book Author : David S. Dockery
Book Publisher : Crossway
Total Pages : 128

Book Summary :

A college education becomes truly meaningful when faith affects what happens in the classroom every day. According to David Dockery and Timothy George, it’s only by stepping into the great tradition of Christian thinking that students can take hold of the true power of their education. They demonstrate that vibrant, world-changing Christianity is not anti-intellectual; instead, it assumes a long tradition of vigorous Christian thinking and a commitment to the integration of faith and scholarship as essential to the preparation of a next generation of leaders in the church, the academy, and the world. As the first volume in a new series, this book introduces an approach to the Christian tradition that is not simply historical overview, but will also help students engage with contemporary challenges to their faith in various academic fields. This reader-friendly guidebook shows how to address those challenges by reclaiming the best of the Christian intellectual tradition. With illustrations, reflection questions, and a list of resources for further study, this book is sure to be a timely tool in the hands of believing students in both Christian and secular universities. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series.

Book Title : The Great Cyclone at St Louis and East St Louis May 27 1896

the great cyclone at st louis and east st louis may 27 1896

Release Date : 1997
ISBN Code : 0809321246
Book Author : Julian Curzon
Book Publisher : SIU Press
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

Shortly after 5:00 P.M. On Wednesday, May 27, 1896, a Herculean tornado shattered the St. Louis Area. Within twenty minutes, 137 people had perished in St. Louis, with 118 dead across the river in East St. Louis. Along a ten-mile swath of devastation, the tornado destroyed 311 buildings, heavily damaged 7,200 others and caused significant harm to 1,300 more. Even today, that powerful cyclone of a century ago "remains the single deadliest incident to befall the St. Louis area," according to Tim O’Neil of the St.Louis Post-Dispatch, who wrote the foreword for this historic reprint of a book originally published by the Cyclone Publishing Company. Heavily illustrated by photographs of the damage, The Great Cyclone was compiled from stories in the city’s daily newspapers—the Globe-Democrat, the Post-Dispatch, and, most notably, the old St. Louis Republic. O’Neil points out that "the book’s compilers are not identified, but their glowing praise of the ‘superb descriptive composition’ in the Republic provides a good guess about where most of them worked."

Book Title : Blindfold and Alone

blindfold and alone

Release Date : 2005
ISBN Code : 030436696X
Book Author : Cathryn Corns
Book Publisher : Cassell
Total Pages : 543

Book Summary :

The definitive history of the British soldiers executed by their own Army during the First World War Three hundred and fifty-one men were executed by British Army firing squads between September 1914 and November 1920. By far the greatest number, 266 were shot for desertion in the face of the enemy. The executions continue to haunt the history of the war, with talk today of shell shock and posthumous pardons. Using material released from the Public Records Office and other sources, the authors reveal what really happened and place the story of these executions firmly in the context of the military, social and medical context of the period.

Book Title : Al exandra the Great

al exandra the great

Release Date : 2015-02-24
ISBN Code : 9781504004435
Book Author : Constance C. Greene
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 133

Book Summary :

An exciting summer with Al’s father awaits—but when her mom gets sick, Al has to decide what’s most important Al can’t wait to visit her father’s family for an entire month. They’ve promised her homemade ice cream and a barn dance that even the boy she likes is coming to! Nothing can stop her from having the best summer of her life—that is, if she can quit worrying about leaving her mother, who hasn’t been feeling well for weeks. Al wants to be a good daughter to both parents, but who will take care of her mother while she’s gone? Life is about to get a little complicated, but deep down, Al knows what she has to do.

Book Title : The Great Gatsby

the great gatsby

Release Date : 2013-04-15
ISBN Code : 9781843441311
Book Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
Book Publisher : Oldcastle Books
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Sorry old sport, but Gatsby has a bigger house than you, prettier friends than you and a Rolls Royce to cart them all round in. To a backdrop of popping champagne corks and orchestral jazz, our hero bids to buyout his old adversary, perennial jock, Tom Buchanan and reclaim Daisy, his favourite bit of High Society totty. Pulp! The Classics is a new imprint that gives the nation's favourite classic novels original retro covers in a pulp fiction style - with a dash of wry humour. Redesigned and reset, using the original unabridged text from some of the best writers that have ever lived, Pulp! The Classics promises readers their favourite books with stunning and highly original jackets.

Book Title : The Great Falling Away

the great falling away

Release Date : 2008-02-19
ISBN Code : 9781469102559
Book Author : Adrian Salupo
Book Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 569

Book Summary :

This first volume of our Great Falling Away Series biblically explicates both the beginning and the end of the biblical age, while also revealing mankinds great falling away from a biblically-defined faith in God and His mortal, immortal, and eternal Messiah - Jesus the Christ of Bethlehem/Nazareth/Judea. The full title for this first book of our series is: "The Great Falling Away Volume I: The Biblical Age". This book is now available directly from Xlibris, as well as from on-line booksellers and retail bookstores everywhere. The second book of our Great Falling Away Series is entitled: "The Great Falling Away Volume II: Anti-Christ, Babylon, and the Bride of the Lamb". This second and final book in our Great Falling Away series is now completed, and is now also available directly from Xlibris, as well as from booksellers everywhere.

Book Title : The Great Funk

the great funk

Release Date : 2009-03-31
ISBN Code : 9781429924153
Book Author : Thomas Hine
Book Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

In the sixties, as the nation anticipated the conquest of space, the defeat of poverty, and an end to injustice at home and abroad, no goal seemed beyond America's reach. Then the seventies arrived-bringing oil shocks and gas lines, the disgrace and resignation of a president, defeat in Vietnam, terrorism at the 1972 Munich Olympics, urban squalor, bizarre crimes, high prices, and a bad economy. The country fell into a great funk. But when things fall apart, you can take the fragments and make something fresh. Avocado kitchens and Earth Shoes may have been ugly, but they signaled new modes of seeing and being. The first generation to see Earth from space found ways to make life's everyday routines-eating, keeping warm, taking out the trash-meaningful, both personally and globally. And many decided to reinvent themselves. In Populuxe, a "textbook of consumerism in the Push Button Age" (Alan J. Adler, Los Angeles Times), Thomas Hine scrutinized the looks and life of the 1950s and 1960s, revealing the hopes and fears expressed in that era's design. In the same way, The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (on a Shag Rug) in the Seventies maps a complex era by looking at its ideas, feelings, sex, fashions, textures, gestures, colors, demographic forces, artistic expressions, and other phenomena that shaped our lives. Hine gets into the shoes and heads of those who experienced the seventies-exploring their homes, feeling the beat of their music, and scanning the ads that incited their desires. But The Great Funk is more than a lavish catalogue of seventies culture: it's a smart, informed, lively look at the "Me decade" through the eyes of the man House & Garden called "America's sharpest design critic."

Book Title : Dover and Folkestone During the Great War

dover and folkestone during the great war

Release Date : 2008
ISBN Code : 9781844158423
Book Author : Michael George
Book Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 162

Book Summary :

For centuries the south coast of Kent - in particular the ports of Dover and Folkestone - have been England's front line, as her enemies have planned invasions and launched attacks from just across the Channel. During the Great War of 1914-1918 these two towns were again vulnerable to enemy action, and they played a vital role in war effort. As this well-researched and highly illustrated book shows, the people of the Channel Ports suffered from bombardment by air and sea. They also played a significant role in the experience of the men who fought in the Great War. For the humble soldier, this stretch of coastline had a personal meaning - it represented 'Blighty'. It might be the last thing the departing Tommy would see of his country and, for a soldier returning wounded or on leave, the White Cliffs on the horizon were his first glimpse of home.

Book Title : The Great Wing

the great wing

Release Date : 2011-08-02
ISBN Code : 9781451654394
Book Author : Louis A. Tartaglia
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 160

Book Summary :

The Great Wing transforms the timeless miracle of the migration of a flock of geese into a parable for the modern age. It recounts a young goose’s own reluctant but steady transformation from gangly fledgling to Grand Goose and his triumph over the turmoils of his soul and the buffeting of a mighty Atlantic storm. In The Great Wing, our potential as individuals is affirmed, as is the power of group prayer, or the “Flock Mind.” As we make the journey with this goose and his flock, we rediscover that we tie our own potential into the power of the common good by way of attributes such as honesty, hope, courage, perseverance, spirituality, and service. The young goose’s trial and tribulations, as well as his triumph, are our own.

Book Title : The Great Pyramid

the great pyramid

Release Date : 2007-03-19
ISBN Code : 0521871662
Book Author : John Romer
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 564

Book Summary :

Looks at the design and construction of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.