Author: Matti Friedman

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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“A book about young men transformed by war, written by a veteran whose dazzling literary gifts gripped my attention from the first page to the last.” —The Wall Street Journal “Friedman’s sober and striking new memoir . . . [is] on a par with Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried -- its Israeli analog.” —The New York Times Book Review It was just one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for “casualties.” Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young Israeli soldiers charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that would change them forever, wound the country in ways large and small, and foreshadow the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. Pumpkinflowers is a reckoning by one of those young soldiers now grown into a remarkable writer. Part memoir, part reportage, part history, Friedman’s powerful narrative captures the birth of today’s chaotic Middle East and the rise of a twenty-first-century type of war in which there is never a clear victor and media images can be as important as the battle itself. Raw and beautifully rendered, Pumpkinflowers will take its place among classic war narratives by George Orwell, Philip Caputo, and Tim O’Brien. It is an unflinching look at the way we conduct war today.

Summary of Matti Friedman's Pumpkinflowers

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: History

Page: 25

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Avi was another example of the kind of person changed or ground up by war. He was suspicious of institutions like the military, and his experiences would confirm that suspicions were justified. #2 The army was still very much the old army, with old ideas about war, but the war for which Avi was bound was different and augured others to come. The world that day at the desert base was the past. #3 The army replaced the trappings of Avi’s former life with new objects. These included a rifle, boots of stiff red leather, fatigues distributed in unpredictable sizes by harried quartermasters, and golden bullets. #4 The danger of innocence is that it can be cracked easily by stupidity and cruelty. And so not much time had passed before A. began thinking that perhaps it was not right that he was the only one who was not late. His concern grew when he heard the other members of the platoon saying that the regular punishments of running back and forth were not even punishments for something they had done wrong.

Edible & Medicinal Flowers

Author: Margaret Joan Roberts

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864864673

Category: Botany, Medical

Page: 180

View: 8793

This guide brings together an extraordinary collection of over 80 flowers, trees and herbs that not only give a magnificent show in the garden, but also have remarkable healing properties and can be used in cooking and as cosmetic alternatives.

Healthy Food, Healthy Life

Author: Shanti Samal

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 443

View: 2235

This is a recipe book for diabetics and heart patients. The book has been divided into two parts. The first part deals with the ideal diet for diabetics and heart patients. The second part deals with cooking without the use of oil.

Sermons on the Gospel of Mark (I) - WHAT SHOULD WE STRIVE TO BELIEVE AND PREACH?

Author: Rev. PAUL C. JONG

Publisher: Hephzibah Publishing House


Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 6979

The Gospel of Mark testifies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God Himself. And it also testifies that He is our Savior. So we can see the writer of the Gospel of Mark bearing witness of Jesus forcefully, testifying that He is God Himself and our Savior. That's why I would like to bear witness of this Jesus Christ manifested in the Gospel of Mark as much as possible, based on the gospel of the water and the Spirit. What is obvious is that the core Truth of Christianity is found in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God" (John 3:5). Where, then, is the gospel Truth of the water and the Spirit revealed? This Truth of salvation is revealed in detail in the ministry of Jesus and the ministry of John the Baptist, the substance of the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit exerts a tremendous influence on other people's souls. The faith of this gospel enables every believer to come before the holy God, come under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Such faith allows us to attain "spiritual priesthood." We must preach that Jesus Christ is our Savior according to the revelation of the gospel of the water and the Spirit and our faith. So, we do not want the gospel of the water and the Spirit to remain exclusively ours. This gospel of the water and the Spirit is the gospel that should be shared with everyone all over the world.

Flowers as Vegetables

Author: Roby Jose Ciju



Category: Gardening

Page: 38

View: 1721

Some flowers are eaten as vegetables in many parts of the world. Most popular among them are pumpkin flowers, Sesbania flowers, calabash gourd flowers and broccoli flower clusters. Nutritional information and food significance of these 4 popular flowers are briefed in this small book for informational purposes only.

Street Food

Author: Tom Kime

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405326204

Category: Cooking

Page: 228

View: 9153

Tom Kime develops a taste for street food on his own doorrstep – on thestreets of Southall's Indian community. He then travels around theworld to countries renowned for their street food – Mexico, theLebanon, Malta, Vietnam. Back home he writes up the recipes to recreatethe authentic tastes of his travels, using ingredients readilyavailable here. Evocative narrative alongside each recipe recalls Tom'stravels and where he tried each dish. He leaves you yearning – eitherto follow in his footsteps, or to start creating and eating his exoticofferings here – in your own kitchen..

The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter

Author: Cheryl Forberg,Biggest Loser Experts and Cast

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 160961688X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 241

View: 2493

Based on the New York Times bestseller, with calorie counts for more than 5,000 foods! Millions of inspired viewers have seen overweight contestants shape up and slim down on The Biggest Loser, NBC's hit unscripted show. Amazingly, their striking health makeovers were based on a simple "calories in/calories out" weight-loss strategy. This user-friendly guide is the perfect resource for anyone, whether you're looking to follow The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Plan or trying to stay informed about the foods you eat each day. With full nutritional analysis of thousands of foods and dining-out information ranging from fast-food favorites to sushi and other ethnic cuisines, The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter has all you need to know to become the next Biggest Loser!

100 Edible & Healing Flowers

Author: Margaret Roberts

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775841529

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 304

Margaret Roberts is a well-known proponent of the use of natural products to enhance health and wellbeing. In 100 Edible & Healing Flowers, she encourages readers to create a garden of flowers that can be used in celebrations, in the kitchen, and also to produce medicines and cosmetics. In this hands-on, practical book, Margaret instructs how and when to plant, grow and harvest flowers, and supplies recipes that harness the medicinal, cosmetic and edible nature of these plants. The accessible, down-to-earth text is spiced with personal anecdotes and information about the historical use of flowers in herbalism. Colourful photographs aid identification, and Margaret’s delicate line drawings add an appealing touch of whimsy to this elegant book. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, organic gardening and using flowers to enhance their cooking and health.


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Category: Farm produce

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