Download or read book War by Candlelight written by Daniel Alarcon and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[Alarcón’s] tales, set largely in the hardscrabble world of Lima, build with all the power of a Flannery O’Connor story: a gentle enough start, an innocent setting, and before long the reader is adrift in a drama that defies the imagination—with characters that live long after the book is closed.” — Washington Post Book World In this exquisite story collection, Daniel Alarcón moves from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people to illuminate wars, both national and internal, waged in jungles, across the borders, in the streets of Lima, and in the intimacy of New York apartments. He tells of lives at the margins: an unrepentant terrorist remembers where it all began, a would-be emigrant contemplates the ramifications of leaving and never coming back, a reporter turns in his pad and pencil for the inglorious costume of a street clown. War by Candlelight is a devastating portrait of a world in flux from an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction, one you will not soon forget.
Download or read book War by Candlelight written by Daniel Alarcón and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2006 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this first collection, Daniel Alarcon takes the reader from Third World urban centres to the fault lines that divide nations and people, personalising the shifting realities of our own contemporary world. These nine stories examine the lives of various characters in transition."
Download or read book Wretched Refuge written by Jessica Datema and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-02-19 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent literary expressions of the immigrant experience reveal the postmodern narrative obsession with the immigrant as cultural and political outlier. Wretched Refuge: Immigrants and Itinerants in the Postmodern asks us to reimagine this preoccupation with what Junot Diaz calls the “actual flows of third world bodies” as part of a larger, more pertinent motif of the postmodern itinerant. As a figure of cultural becoming, the itinerant stands for displacement and dispersion, exceeding the confines of physical location, political subjectivity, and relation to the natural world. Thus, Wretched Refuge seeks to map the cosmopolitan positionalities of an immigrant or exilic experience: the itinerant, the migrant, and other “foreign” bodies. The essays in Wretched Refuge consider fiction, memoir, and pop-culture genres that reconceive time, space, and the shifting situatedness of the subject within nature, politics, and culture. The book weaves together modern and postmodern visions of itinerancy in the writings of Cormac McCarthy, Bob Dylan, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jhumpa Lahiri, Roberto Bolaño, Paul Bowles, and Bill McKibben, among others. Throughout these radically different narratives, the trace of the itinerant suggests a cosmopolitan response to localized anxieties about global hegemony.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works written by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-speaking literary world.
Download or read book American Empire written by Joshua Freeman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-08-02 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling look at the movements and developments that propelled America to world dominance In this landmark work, acclaimed historian Joshua Freeman has created an epic portrait of a nation both galvanized by change and driven by conflict. Beginning in 1945, the economic juggernaut awakened by World War II transformed a country once defined by its regional character into a uniform and cohesive power and set the stage for the United States’ rise to global dominance. Meanwhile, Freeman locates the profound tragedy that has shaped the path of American civic life, unfolding how the civil rights and labor movements worked for decades to enlarge the rights of millions of Americans, only to watch power ultimately slip from individual citizens to private corporations. Moving through McCarthyism and Vietnam, from the Great Society to Morning in America, Joshua Freeman’s sweeping story of a nation’s rise reveals forces at play that will continue to affect the future role of American influence and might in the greater world.
Download or read book What Do I Read Next written by Neil Barron and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2005-10-21 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre
Download or read book Insiders Guide to Gettysburg written by Kate Hertzog and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009-05-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Insiders' Guide to Gettysburg is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this historic city.
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War A Political Social and Military History 2nd Edition 4 volumes written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-05-20 with total page 1804 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in its second edition, this comprehensive study of the Vietnam War sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. • Includes many photographs and illustrations that bring the Vietnam War to life • Contains more than 200 primary sources in a separate documents volume, with full introductions for each • Presents an extensive chronology of historic events and a glossary of terms • Provides cross-references and bibliographies that facilitate further research
Download or read book Take One Candle Light a Room written by Susan Straight and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the author of A Million Nightingales (“a writer of exceptional gifts and grace”—Joyce Carol Oates) comes a luminous new novel about the forces that tear families apart and the ties that bind them together. Fantine Antoine is a travel writer, a profession that keeps her happily away from her Southern California home. When she returns to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of her closest childhood friend, Glorette, she finds herself pulled into the tumultuous life of Glorette’s twenty-two-year-old son—and Fantine’s godson—Victor. After getting involved in a shooting, Victor has fled to New Orleans. Together with her father, Fantine follows Victor, determined to help him avoid the criminal future that he suddenly seems destined for. On this journey her father will reveal the wrenching secrets of his past, and Fantine will be compelled to question the most essential choices she’s made in her life.
Download or read book The Prodigal Ones written by Mark Alan Colety and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2000-12 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Explosive" Set in California during the first Gulf War, this novel follows the toxic misadventures of Eliot James from a college campus in San Jose to the streets of Chicago as he wavers between self-realization and self-destruction on his journey to become a great jazz musician. "Provocative" Lost in a world of moral ambiguity and spiritual disenchantment Eliot struggles not to lose his sanity or his soul to the inexhaustible carousing of his reckless friends. "Sophisticated" Torn between two loves and two lives, Eliot is faced with trust and betrayal, fate and chance, new passions and disappearing dreams. "Sexy" Read the novel people are calling an exciting mix between Fear and Loathing and Generation X!
Download or read book Contemporary South Korean Society written by Hee-Yeon Cho and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called 'Korean wave' in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact on and shape contemporary Korean society at both local and national levels.The chapters in this volume provide a critical perspective on Korean society, and draw upon interdisciplinary research from across the social sciences.
Download or read book The Chasm of Hell written by Sam Chehade and published by Australian Self Publishing Group. This book was released on 2018-06-20 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Gordeff discovers a wall while hiking in the mountains near his village in far northern Russia and sees the terrifying creatures for himself, he realises the stories about King Dhul-Qarnayn are all true. When he later witnesses the collapse of the Last Great Barrier, he knows it will not be long before the nations of Gog and Magog (Yajouj wa majouj) pour forth to wreak their brutal vengeance on an unsuspecting world. Set in the not-too-distant future after a devastating global war, the author Sam Chehade tells in his novel, The Chasm of Hell, of Gordeff’s epic journey to warn humanity of the danger it faces. In a society where most forms of technology – including electricity and explosive weaponry – have been banned, Gordeff and his three companions must find a way to cross the continent and collaborate with both the ruling Candlelight Party and the rebel forces that oppose it. Nothing less than the fate of the human race is at stake.
Download or read book Battle Green Vietnam written by Elise Lemire and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the spring of 1971, the largest mass arrest in Massachusetts history unfolded at a site nationally celebrated as the birthplace of freedom and democracy. With peace efforts at a standstill, the New England chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against the War had organized an event to rouse public support for their cause. Over the course of the long Memorial Day weekend, a band of more than two hundred young, fatigue-clad veterans sounded the alarm for peace and patriotism by marching—in reverse—the path Paul Revere had taken two centuries earlier when he called on the American colonists to rise against their British oppressors. Enacting the parts of colonial militiamen, the veterans set off in patrol formation along the famed Battle Road, a route calculated to take them past Concord's Old North Bridge, onto Lexington's Battle Green, and up to Bunker Hill. Determined to reanimate the patriotic sentiments expressed by the area's many Revolutionary War memorials, they revealed how far the nation had veered from its ideals by staging reenactments of the brutal atrocities they had witnessed and perpetrated in the name of freedom on the other side of the world. "With an ironic twist," the fliers they distributed explained, "our presence in Indochina as viewed by a native of an occupied village easily coincides with the British army in America." To the selectmen of the town of Lexington who ordered their mass arrest, the veterans were defiling spaces sacred to the nation's Revolutionary past; to the hundreds of bystanders who fed, sheltered, and committed civil disobedience with them, they were an inspiration. Elise Lemire tells this extraordinary story from the perspective of six men who played central roles in the events of May 1971. Based on more than one hundred interviews with participants and accompanied by nearly forty photographs and maps, Battle Green Vietnam demonstrates the power of mobilizing history, myth, and memorials to effect revolutionary change.
Download or read book Who ll Stop the Rain written by Doug Bradley and published by Warriors Publishing Group. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In their 2015 award-winning book, We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner placed popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. Over the next two years, they made more than 100 presentations coast-to-coast, witnessing honest, respectful exchanges among audience members. That journey prompted Bradley to write Who'll Stop the Rain: Respect, Remembrance, and Reconciliation in Post-Vietnam America and to further explore how the music of the era, shared by those who served and those who stayed, helped create safe, nonjudgmental environments for listening, sharing, and understanding. Those insights, and others, can help redefine America's public memory of Vietnam, one that invites a broader public understanding, sometimes written physically into the landscape via monuments, about what we revere and what we regret about who we are and what Vietnam did to us. A chorus of voices in Who'll Stop the Rain–famous and anonymous, female and male, veteran and non-veteran, American and Vietnamese–suggests new possibilities for understanding the legacy of Vietnam and, ultimately, for bringing the men and women who served their country in that controversial war home for good.
Download or read book A Moral Emergency written by Jade Christine Angelica and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1993-07 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding sexuality in our society is difficult. Understanding the sexual abuse of children is even more difficult. This book presents a wealth of information-a history of sexual abuse, actual statistics, first person accounts from victims, legal issues, as well as theological reflections-all condensed into a concise handbook on what many will readily concede is a 'moral emergency.'