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Letter Composed During A Lull In The Fighting

Author : Kevin Powers
ISBN : 9781444780826
Genre : Poetry
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Shortlisted for the 2014 TS Eliot Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Forward Prize for Best First Collection Poetry Book Society Choice In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. LETTER COMPOSED DURING A LULL IN THE FIGHTING captures the many moments that comprise a soldier's life: driving down the Texas highway; waiting for the unknown in the dry Iraq heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with honesty and insight, these poems strive to make sense of war and its echoes through human experience. Just as THE YELLOW BIRDS was hailed as the 'first literary masterpiece produced by the Iraq war,' (Los Angeles Times) this collection will prove to be a powerful, enduring classic.
Category: Poetry

Slow War

Author : Benjamin Hertwig
ISBN : 9780773551763
Genre : Poetry
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Benjamin Hertwig's debut collection of poetry, Slow War, is at once an account of contemporary warfare and a personal journey of loss and the search for healing. It stands in the tradition of Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" and Kevin Powers’s "Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting." A century after the First World War, Hertwig presents both the personal cost of war in poems such as "Somewhere in Flanders/Afghanistan" and "Food Habits of Coyotes, as Determined by Examination of Stomach Contents," and the potential for healing in unlikely places in "A Poem Is Not Guantánamo Bay." This collection provides no easy answers – Hertwig looks at the war in Afghanistan with the unflinching gaze of a soldier and the sustained attention of a poet. In his accounting of warfare and its difficult aftermath on the homefront, the personal becomes political. While these poems inhabit both experimental and traditional forms, the breakdown of language channels a descent into violence and an ascent into a future that no longer feels certain, where history and trauma are forever intertwined. Hertwig reminds us that remembering war is a political act and that writing about war is a way we remember.
Category: Poetry

The Yellow Birds

Author : Kevin Powers
ISBN : 9780316219358
Genre : Fiction
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Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq. "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.
Category: Fiction

A Shout In The Ruins

Author : Kevin Powers
ISBN : 9781473667792
Genre : Fiction
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* One of the Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2018 * 'Achingly relevant' - Grazia 'Gorgeous and devastating' New York Times 'An American Civil War epic [which] confirms Powers as a significant talent' - Andrew Motion, Observer 'Contains moments that burn' Daily Mail A stunning novel about violence, power and love by Kevin Powers, the acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds and winner of both the 2012 Guardian First Book Award and the Hemingway/PEN Award. A nighttime whipping in a lamplit barn. A ruined leg tossed onto a pile of discarded limbs. A hand snuffing out a desperate cry behind a bedroom's locked door. In A Shout in the Ruins, Kevin Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and ninety years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life. It will endure as a stunning novel about what we leave behind, what a life is worth, what is said and unsaid, and the fact that ultimately what will survive of us is love. Written with the same emotional intensity, harrowing realism, and poetic precision that made The Yellow Birds one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade, A Shout in the Ruins cements Powers' place as one of the most important novelists of our time. 'Beautifully formed sentences express unsettling truths about humanity, yet tendrils of hope emerge, showing how love and kindness can take root in seemingly barren earth.' - Sarah Johnson, Booklist
Category: Fiction

The General And The Journalists

Author : Harry James Maihafer
ISBN : UOM:39015045998682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The General and the Journalists follows the three powerful men as their paths cross during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Vividly portraying the 19th century era of "personal journalism," when Greeley and Dana became major players on the national stage, Harry J. Maihafer shows how the media greatly affected the conduct of the Civil War and, to this day, has shaped the public's perception of Lincoln's, Johnson's, and Grant's presidencies. Extensive quotes from contemporary newspapers convey a feeling of immediacy, bringing to life a new and important aspect of Grant's career, one of intense drama and bitter conflict."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

German Men Of Letters

Author : Alex Natan
ISBN : UOM:39015025860274
Genre : Authors, German
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Johnson S Univeral Cyclop Dia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119076326
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Emerett Nicholson Papers And The Sharp Nicholson And Thompson Families Of East Texas

Author : Gilmer T. Woods
ISBN : WISC:89069667822
Genre : Texas, East
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Family history and genealogy of Emerett Mary Sharp Nicholson (1834-1900), daughter of James Sharp and Isabella Mary Griffith, who was born in Sandusky, Ohio, and died in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Texas. She was married to Peter Edward Nicholson (1833-1863), a son of John and Mary McIver Nicholson, in 1856. He was born in Tennessee, and died in Sabine Co., Texas. The Sharp family moved to Texas in 1850 and settled in Sabine County. The Nicholson family came from North Carolina to San Augustine, Texas in 1837. The members of the McIver family descend from Kenneth McIver, who was born abt. 1696 in Scotland. The first of the Thompson ancestors to arrive in America was Theophilus Thompson, an Irish seaman, born ca. 1715/20. He had an mercantile business in Norfolk, Va. between 1736 and 1746. His widow and six sons moved to Robeson County, North Carolina after his death. Descendants and relatives lived in Texas, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and elsewhere.
Category: Texas, East

St Nicholas

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ISBN : PSU:000056587944
Genre : Children's literature
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Category: Children's literature


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ISBN : UOM:35128001622966
Genre : Industrial management
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Category: Industrial management


Author : Thomas Hodgkin
ISBN : UOM:39015013942159
Genre : Revolutions
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Category: Revolutions