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The Island That Dared

Author : Dervla Murphy
ISBN : 190601146X
Genre : Travel
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Follows a family holiday in Cuba, on a fully-fledged quest to understand the unique society created by the Cuban Revolution.
Category: Travel

A Coney Island Reader

Author : Louis J. Parascandola
ISBN : 9780231538190
Genre : History
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Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers--including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe--this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. Moody, mystical, and enchanting, Coney Island has thrilled newcomers and soothed native New Yorkers for decades. With its fantasy entertainments, renowned beach foods, world-class boardwalk, and expansive beach, it provides a welcome respite from the city's dense neighborhoods, unrelenting traffic, and somber grid. Coney Island has long offered a kaleidoscopic panorama of people, places, and events, creating, as Lawrence Ferlinghetti once wrote, "a Coney Island of the mind." This anthology captures the highs and lows of that sensation, with works that imagine Coney Island as a restful resort, a playground for the masses, and a symbol of America's democratic spirit, as well as a Sodom by the sea, a garish display of capitalist excess, and a paradigm of urban decay. As complex as the city of which it is a part, Coney Island engenders limitless perspectives, a composite inspiring everyone who encounters it to sing its electric song.
Category: History

Six Who Dared

Author : Richard Harding Davis
ISBN : 9781934757161
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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SIX WHO DARED outlines the lives of six of the most daring, most outrageous, most endearing soldiers of fortune in history. William Walker: If comfortable careers in law, medicine and the church bore you, perhaps you should consider invading various countries with a handful of men until you can eventually become president of one? Ronald Douglas: Born into wealth, married into even more, Douglas died broke-and as a hero in eighteen countries. James Hardin-Hickey: When you come across an uninhabited island in the Atlantic, why not declare it a kingdom and yourself as it's king-at least until England decides she wants the place. Winston Churchill: What better way for a young man to see action than to become a war correspondent, serve in numerous campaigns, get captured, and stage one of the most daring escapes in history? Philo McGiffin: When you graduate near the bottom of your class at the U.S. Naval Academy and your own country won't even give you a commission, what else is there to do but command a squadron of Chinese battleships and become commandant of their naval academy? Frederick Burnham: Just your basic story of how a city boy from Pasadena, CA grows up to be the the finest scout in Africa, and have more hair-raising adventures than Indiana Jones. "A powerful and original writer." Theodore Roosevelt
Category: Biography & Autobiography

They Dared Return

Author : Patrick K. O'Donnell
ISBN : 9780786745838
Genre : History
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At the height of World War II, with the Third Reich's final solution in full operation, a small group of Jews who had barely escaped the Nazis did the unthinkable: They went back. Spies now, these men took on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. They Dared Return is their story—a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge.
Category: History

When Eagles Dared

Author : Howard Hughes
ISBN : 9780857721501
Genre : History
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When Eagles Dared is a salute to the men and women who participated in World War II and the filmmakers who have immortalised their stories on screen. It tells both the story of the historical events of this first truly 'world war' and of the films that have depicted these events - comparing the cinematic myth with the historical reality - as a guide to history through cinema. When Eagles Dared portrays the people who participated in the war, from the evacuation of the Allied forces from France at Dunkirk through to the battle for Berlin and beyond. Each chapter discusses a theatre of war, an event, a campaign or battle by explaining the historical events as they unfold and then examines how filmmakers have represented them. Chapters discuss the war in the skies (Battle of Britain and The Dam Busters), the sea (Sink the Bismarck! and The Cruel Sea) and the North African desert (The Battle of El Alamein and Tobruk). There are 'special mission' movies including Where Eagles Dare and The Dirty Dozen, classic tales of ingenuity (The Great Escape), valour (Saving Private Ryan), and human endurance (The Bridge on the River Kwai). Offering a unique view of war through the lenses of over 150 diverse films that have shaped our perceptions of the conflict, When Eagles Dared is illustrated with rare stills and posters from this ever popular genre.
Category: History

The Island Of Heavenly Daze

Author : Angela Hunt
ISBN : 9781418512866
Genre : Fiction
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To a casual visitor, the island of Heavenly Daze is just like a dozen others off the coast of Maine. It is decorated with graceful Victorian mansions, carpeted with gray cobblestones and bright wild flowers, and populated by sturdy, hard-working folks-most of whom are unaware that the island of Heavenly Daze is not just like the other islands of coastal Maine. The small town that crowns its peak consists of seven buildings, each inhabited, according to divine decree, by an angel who has been commanded to guard and help anyone who crosses the threshold. Unexpected hijinks and heart-warming results occur when mortals and immortals cross paths-and unaware visitors to the picturesque establishments of Heavenly Daze discover that they have been entertained by angels.
Category: Fiction

The Summer I Dared

Author : Barbara Delinsky
ISBN : 9781476757520
Genre : Fiction
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The only survivors of a devastating boating accident off the coast of Maine, Julia, Noah, and Kim struggle with their brush with death, their feelings of guilt, and their changed perspectives on their lives. By the author of Flirting with Pete. 350,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

The Island

Author : Jill Jones
ISBN : 9781626815247
Genre : Fiction
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A Cornish island forgotten by time sets the stage for this thrilling romance cloaked in ancient secrets; “top-notch reading fun!” (RT Book Reviews) Keely Cochrane has never questioned the ironclad traditions of Keinadraig, the island where she was raised—until her best friend rebels, leaving the island only to be found dead days later in London. When American PI Jack Knight shows up on Keinadraig looking for answers, Keely goes to great lengths to help Jack get to the bottom of her friend’s death—and the ancient tale of the mythical dragon that has ruled her home island for centuries. Their partnership opens up a whole new world to Keely—and an unquenchable longing for the passion Jack offers her. But before they can find a happy ever after, they must risk their lives to unlock a mystery more dangerous than either of them imagined. “The secrets of Keinadraig . . . are worth waiting for.” —Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

The Quarterly Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008496825
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature