From the Dust

Author: AR Colbert

Publisher: Ramsey Street Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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***A series starter full of action-packed adventure, suspense, slow-burn romance, and espionage set in a realistic and haunting near-future dystopian world.*** In a world where everything is done "For the Greater Good," exposing the truth is a death wish. The Leadership knows what’s best for the people… or at least that’s what they claim. Claren Greenwood is happy to play by the rules. After her mother is killed by rebels and her father is exiled, she will do whatever it takes to keep herself and her brother safe. But when Claren is identified as an Empath at her aptitude test, she's pulled closer to the Center and discovers the world she’s always known is a lie. With the help of a handsome and mysterious rebel, Claren learns there is more to life than what's inside the city walls. And the Leadership she's always trusted is dead-set on destroying it. Claren must stop the Leadership before they discover the secrets she now keeps. Her life... and everyone else's... depends on it. Emotionally charged, full of action, suspense, and romance, From the Dust is the start to a roller coaster you won't want to get off of. All five books of the Ember Society series are now complete- binge away! ★★★★★ "I personally recommend starting each of the books in this series early in the day, or you'll end up staying up all night to finish them (I learned the hard way)!" -Amazon reviewer This exciting young adult dystopian romance series is perfect for fans of Divergent or anyone who loves post-apocalyptic books, dystopian novels, or books like the Hunger Games. The complete series features clean romance, thrilling mysteries, light sci-fi elements, and some science fantasy.

The Customs House

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057128812X

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Andrew Motion's new book opens with a sequence of war poems (first published as the pamphlet Laurels and Donkeys, on Armistice Day 2010), drawing on soldiers' experiences of war from 1914 until today - beginning with a story about Siegfried Sassoon and moving via World War Two and Korea to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the poems are in the voices of combatants, others are based on memories of the poet's father, who landed at D-day and fought in France and Germany. The poems combine understatement with a clear-eyed and unswerving candour. The Customs House has other rooms: a group of topographies, mapping moments in a marriage against the contingencies of place and family history; and several 'found poems', in which the poet collaborates with his source, mixing what is there already with what is about to be there: whether a remarkable sonnet sequence on the last days of the Baroque genius Francesco Borromini, or in other poems a richly imagined extrapolation from the silent premises of a painting.

Studying English (Pope)

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135696276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 710

View: 1333

Studying English Literature and Language is unique in offering both an introduction and a companion for students taking English Literature and Language degrees. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, this is a freshly recast version of the highly acclaimed The English Studies Book. This third edition features: fresh sections on the essential skills and study strategies needed to complete a degree in English—from close reading, research and referencing to full guidelines and tips on essay-writing, participating in seminars, presentations and revision an authoritative guide to the life skills, further study options and career pathways open to graduates of the subject updated introductions to the major theoretical positions and approaches taken by scholars in the field, from earlier twentieth century practical criticism to the latest global and ecological perspectives extensive entries on key terms such as ‘author, ‘genre’, ‘narrative’ and ‘translation’ widely current in debates across language, literature and culture coverage of both local and global varieties of the English language in a range of media and discourses, including news, advertising, text messaging, rap, pop and street art an expansive anthology representing genres and discourses from early elegy and novel to contemporary performance, flash fiction, including writers as diverse as Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson, J.M. Coetzee, Angela Carter, Russell Hoban, Adrienne Rich and Arundhati Roy a comprehensive, regularly updated companion website supplying further information and activities, sample analyses and a wealth of stimulating and reliable links to further online resources. Studying English Literature and Language is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference for anyone interested in the study of English language, literature and culture.

Forces for Good?

Author: C. Duncanson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319429

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

View: 9497

This book utilises the growing phenomenon of British soldier narratives from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore how British soldiers make sense of their role on these complex, multi-dimensional operations. It aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace.

Spoken from the Front

Author: Andy McNab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780593064801

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 337

View: 4753

Spoken from the Front will tell the stories of what Andy McNab describes as modern-day heroes fighting modern-day wars . It will recount the courage and hardship of British servicemen and support staff as they have faced the unique difficulties po

Germany and the Second World War

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199282773

Category: History

Page: 1074

View: 9158

The Second World War affected the lives and shaped the experience of millions of individuals in Germany--soldiers at the front, women, children and the elderly sheltering in cellars, slave laborers toiling in factories, and concentration-camp prisoners and POWs clearing rubble in the Reich's devastated cities. Taking a "history from below" approach, the volume examines how the minds and behaviour of individuals were moulded by the Party as the Reich took the road to Total War. The ever-increasing numbers of German workers conscripted into the Wehrmacht were replaced with forced foreign workers and slave labourers and concentration camp prisoners. The interaction in everyday life between German civilian society and these coerced groups is explored, as is that society's relationship to the Holocaust. From early 1943, the war on the home front was increasingly dominated by attack from the air. The role of the Party, administration, police, and courts in providing for the vast numbers of those rendered homeless, in bolstering civilian morale with "miracle revenge weapons" propaganda, and in maintaining order in a society in disintegration is reviewed in detail. For society in uniform, the war in the east was one of ideology and annihilation, with intensified indoctrination of the troops after Stalingrad. The social profile of this army is analysed through study of a typical infantry division. The volume concludes with an account of the various forms of resistance to Hitler's regime, in society and the military, culminating in the failed attempt on his life in July 1944.

A Perfect Spy

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184456911X

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 3730

le Carré's most autobiographical novel is also widely held to be his masterpiece, and the finest spy novel of the twentieth-century. 'le Carré's best book, and one of the finest English novels of the twentieth century' Philip Pullman 'Without doubt his masterpiece.' The Sunday Times 'A perfect work of fiction' The Sunday Times 'One of the enduring peaks of imaginative literature in our time' Los Angeles Times Magnus Pym, ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a secret agent. Pym's life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors. It is these men, racing each other, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy. Described by the author as his most autobiographical work, John le Carré's eleventh novel masterfully blends wit, compassion and unflagging tension with the poignant story of an estranged father and son. 'The best spy novel of all time' Publishers Weekly 'The best English novel since the war' Philip Roth

The Bullet in the Pawpaw

Author: Kim Hope

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789041996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7306

Kim, a naïve, poorly educated English girl, is enjoying the delights of London in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ when a chance encounter takes her on a journey to South Africa. Travelling as an actor with a touring Shakespeare company, Kim is irrevocably drawn to the ‘beloved country’, but her abhorrence of the oppressive system of apartheid forces her to return home. This experience changes the direction of her life, and now, having achieved a longed-for education, she is on a mission: to stop the spread of HIV. She creates the Themba HIV&AIDS Organisation in Johannesburg and recruits and trains young people from the townships to deliver a unique programme of interactive theatre workshops.

The Government of Self and Others

Author: M. Foucault,Arnold I. Davidson,Graham Burchell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230274730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

View: 4994

An exciting and highly original examination of the practices of truth-telling and speaking out freely (parr?sia) in ancient Greek tragedy and philosophy. Foucault discusses the difficult and changing practices of truth-telling in ancient democracies and tyrannies and offers a new perspective on the specific relationship of philosophy to politics.