The Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781586634575

Category: Study Aids

Page: 76

View: 9941

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

The Diary of a Gunfighter

Author: Eddie L. Barnes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450294775

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 4587

In a country ravaged by the horrors of a brutal civil war, there were countless families torn apart by conflict and violence. This is the story of one ordinary man driven by loss to extraordinary acts and circumstances. Simon James Sublette lost his entire family during the Civil War. He dreams of coming home and settling into a quiet, peaceful life on his family farm—until those dreams are shattered by a stray bullet. Forever scarred, inside and out, he abandons all he knows and loves. He sets out on a lonely journey, wandering the West in a desperate quest for peace and order. But with each passing day, serenity still eludes him and his heart grows ever heavier. Torn by grief and fighting off hopelessness, he finds beauty in a more poetic way of life. He develops the unusual trait of speaking in rhyme, especially when provoked. This trait earns him the name “The Rhymer,” and he becomes a fearless gunfighter who has no equal when it comes to killing. The Rhymer is a hero for women and children everywhere—and a nightmare straight from hell for those evil men in need of killing.

Anne Frank

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: N.A


Category: Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Page: 264

View: 1530

The now famous diary of Anne Frank who was forced to live in hiding as the Nazis took power in the Netherlands.

Diary of a Simple Girl

Author: Adriana Caruso-Toncic

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462020674

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 4120

For anyone on the outside looking in, it sure appears that interior designer Katarina Bancari has achieved the American Dream. She married her high school sweetheart, has three gorgeous kids, a glamorous job, and a wardrobe full of fabulous designer clothes. Too bad Kat’s life behind the closed doors of her suburban house is anything but perfect. After a few years as a stay-at-home mom and wife, Kat decided there had to be more to life than screaming babies and endless loads of laundry. So she took a chance and started her own business. Not only is it a success, it’s also fulfilling and profitable. But it has left her less time for her husband and children, and that’s simply not good enough. Kat desperately wants to achieve some kind of balance with her career and her family, but isn’t sure how. Then, out of the blue, she lands a dream design project in New York City, exactly the job she’s always wanted. Now the scales aren’t balancing at all, and Kat begins to realize the price tag attached to living her dream is an enormous one. Something’s got to give ... With snappy dialogue and a witty, refreshing, and altogether real heroine, Diary of a Simple Girl shares the chaotic and often hilarious life of the working mom.

The Girls' Diary Project

Author: Shannon McFerran,Daniel George Scott

Publisher: University of Victoria

ISBN: 1550584871

Category: Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9651

Projecting the Holocaust into the Present

Author: Lawrence Baron

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461641357

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 9648

Most Holocaust scholars and survivors contend that the event was so catastrophic and unprecedented that it defies authentic representation in feature films. Yet it is precisely the extremity of 'the Final Solution' and the issues it raised that have fueled the cinematic imagination since the end of World War II. Recognizing that movies reach a greater audience than eyewitness, historical, or literary accounts, Lawrence Baron argues that they mirror changing public perceptions of the Holocaust over time and place. After tracing the evolution of the most commonly employed genres and themes in earlier Holocaust motion pictures, he focuses on how films from the l990s made the Holocaust relevant for contemporary audiences. While genres like biographical films and love stories about doomed Jewish-Gentile couples remained popular, they now cast Jews or non-Jewish victims like homosexuals in lead roles more often than was the case in the past. Baron attributes the recent proliferation of Holocaust comedies and children's movies to the search for more figurative and age-appropriate genres for conveying the significance of the Holocaust to generations born after it happened. He contends that thematic shifts to stories about neo-Nazis, rescuers, survivors, and their children constitute an expression of the continuing impact the Holocaust exerts on the present. The book concludes with a survey of recent films like Nowhere in Africa and The Pianist.