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 : 2018-02-16
ISBN Code : PKEY:SMP2200000069610
Book Author : Игорь Северянин
Book Publisher : Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
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«Соловей» — стихотворение, автором которого является известный поэт-футурист Игорь Васильевич Северянин (1887–1941). Аллегорический смысл «Соловья» заключается в противопоставлении реальной жизни фантастическому миру грез. Среди поэтических шедевров И. Северянина — сборники «Классические розы», «Литавры солнца», «Ананасы в шампанском», «Медальоны», «Поэзоантракт», «Менестрель», «Миррэлия» и «Ручьи в лилиях». Один из ярчайших представителей поэзии Серебряного века, Игорь Северянин прошел путь от основателя кружка эгофутуристов до самостоятельного лирического гения.

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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 : Summary of the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

summary of the great alone by kristin hannah

Release Date : 2018-03-10
ISBN Code : 1388778009
Book Author : Bookhabits
Book Publisher : Blurb
Total Pages : 68

Book Summary :

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: Conversation Starters The Great Alone, the newest novel from author Kristin Hannah, tells the story of The Allbright Family. Ernt Allbright was an Army Veteran in the Vietnam War. The war changed who he was. He began volatile. He struggled to keep a job. He began having bouts of paranoia and aggression. He became an alcoholic, and he could no longer keep a job. When a friend leaves him a cabin in the wilderness of Alaska, Ernt makes the decision to move his family up there, where they will live off the grid. Leni Allbright is the 13-year-old daughter of Ernt and Cora Allbright. She is growing up at a difficult point in her family's story with her father's mental health issues and being moved around frequently. Though things seem great at first in Alaska, Cora and Leni quickly learn that they will have no one to depend on but each other. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah became a bestseller for The New York Times instantly upon its release in 2018. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

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

Book Summary :

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 : 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 : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457055063
Book Author : Рик Риордан
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 966

Book Summary :

Начало нового сериала от создателя цикла о Перси Джексоне, ставшего одним из главных литературных событий последних лети упрочившего успех высокобюджетной экранизацией!Брат и сестра Кейн, четырнадцатилетний Картер и двенадцатилетняя Сейди, – обыкновенные американские школьники, и заботы у них самые обыкновенные. Только эта их обыкновенность обманчива. На самом деле в Сейди и Картере живут души богов Египта, в Картере – бога Гора, в его сестре – богини Изиды. И в тайных замыслах Дома жизни, древнего сообщества магов, семейству Кейнов предназначена особо важная роль...

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 : Firefly Lane

firefly lane

Release Date : 2008-02-05
ISBN Code : 1429927844
Book Author : Kristin Hannah
Book Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 496

Book Summary :

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.

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.

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Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457824232
Book Author : Тан Тван Энг
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Этим романом, который сравнивают с книгами Соммерсета Моэма и Грэма Грина, Тан Тван Энг триумфально вошел в литературу.Главный герой, Филип Хаттон, сын англичанина и китаянки, чувствует себя одиноким – он чужак даже в собственной семье.Знакомство с японцем Эндо-саном переворачивает его жизнь. Эндо-сан становится ему наставником и учителем.Между тем начинается Вторая мировая война. Японцы, захватившие остров, на котором жила семья Филипа, жестоки и безжалостны. Их жертвами становятся в том числе и близкие героя. Перед лицом смерти людям уже нет необходимости скрывать свои подлинные чувства. Филипу предстоит многое переоценить, в том числе и свои отношения с Эндо-саном и собственным отцом.

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 : 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.