Cowboy Graves

By Roberto Bolaño
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735233594
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 545
  • File Pdf: cowboy-graves.pdf

Book Summary:

One more voyage to the literary universe of Roberto Bolaño, an essential voice of Latin American literature. Roberto Bolaño's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into enduring fiction is unmistakable in these three exhilarating novellas. In "Fatherland," a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as a friend disappears in the violence that ensues and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead. In "French Comedy of Horrors," in the wake of an eclipse a seventeen year old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in the title novella, Arturo Belano--one of the recurring heroes of Bolaño's fiction--returns to Chile after the coup to fight for socialism. Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a master of contemporary fiction. These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bolaño's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his fiction, while deepening our understanding of his profound gifts.

Robert Graves

By Jean Moorcroft Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472929152
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 671
  • File Pdf: robert-graves.pdf

Book Summary:

The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a 'war poet' seems to have depended mainly on his prose memoir (and bestseller), Good-bye to All That. None of the previous biographies written on Graves, however excellent, attempt to deal with this paradox in any depth. Robert Graves the war poet and the suppressed poems themselves have been largely neglected – until now. Jean Moorcroft Wilson, celebrated biographer of poets Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas, relates Graves's fascinating life during this period, his experiences in the war, his being left for dead at the Battle of the Somme, his leap from a third-storey window after his lover Laura Riding's even more dramatic jump from the fourth storey, his move to Spain and his final 'goodbye' to 'all that'. In this deeply-researched new book, containing startling material never before brought to light, Dr Moorcroft Wilson traces not only Graves's compelling life, but also the development of his poetry during the First World War, his thinking about the conflict and his shifting attitude towards it. Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That casts new light on the life, prose and poetry of Graves, without which the story of Great War poetry is incomplete.

Great Circle

By Maggie Shipstead
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0525656987
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 398
  • File Pdf: great-circle.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NOMINEE • The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an “epic trip—through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood—and you’ll relish every minute” (People). After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to redefine herself after a romantic film franchise has imprisoned her in the grip of cult celebrity. Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian's own story, as the two women's fates--and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times--collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead.

Good-bye to All That

By Robert Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141395273
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 305
  • File Pdf: good.pdf

Book Summary:

"There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing." This is the original version of Robert Graves's intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches. 'We see the dark heart of the book even more clearly, and hear it beating even more loudly, in this original edition than we do in the comparatively careful and considered terms of the later one' Andrew Motion 'One of the most candid self-portraits, warts and all, ever painted' TLS

The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061972657
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 667
  • File Pdf: the-graveyard-book.pdf

Book Summary:

Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. Don't miss this modern classic—whether shared as a read-aloud or read independently, it's sure to appeal to readers ages 8 and up.

Selected Poems

By Robert Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 0571283845
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 455
  • File Pdf: selected-poems.pdf

Book Summary:

A new and essential selection from the range and bulk of Robert Graves's poetry, edited by Ulster poet Michael Longley. This edition will restore Graves to view as a major twentieth century poet, and demonstrate his manifold achievement as war poet, as love poet, and as - in the round - a secular visionary whose poems are 'inimitable, eccentric marvels - some of which are extraordinary, many are masterly, all are like nothing else ever written' (Randall Jarrell).

Courting Shadows

By Jem Poster
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Isbn : 1468307800
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 453
  • File Pdf: courting-shadows.pdf

Book Summary:

“A fantastically tightly written, read-every-word novel . . . As a psychological thriller, it’s as close to wonderful as anything I’ve recently read” (The Guardian). In the winter of 1881, John Stannard, a young architect, is in self-imposed exile in a remote English village, carrying out repairs to the parish church. Arrogant and insensitive to what he considers superstition and sentimental attachment to the past, he soon begins to inflict serious damage on the ancient building as well as on those with whom he comes into contact—most notably the beautiful, ambitious, local girl Ann Rosewell. This is the mesmerizing tale of a man who clings ferociously to his warped notion of civilized behavior, unwilling to admit his need for love. Set in a vividly evoked landscape and taut with foreboding, Jem Poster’s striking first novel pits reason against emotion, progress against preservation, and explores our capacity for invention and self-delusion—the stories we tell each other and the stories we tell ourselves. “[A] dazzling debut . . . Wholly involving from start to finish.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Written in lavishly beautiful prose, this is a consistently tense tale of rationality, self-delusion, and epidemic superstition.” —Booklist

The Ballad of Perilous Graves

By Alex Jennings
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Redhook
  • Isbn : 0759557217
  • Pages : 436
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 879
  • File Pdf: the-ballad-of-perilous-graves.pdf

Book Summary:

"A wild and wonderful debut, teeming with music, family and art...This book is gorgeously written, with prose I wanted to eat off the page." —New York Times Music is magic in this vibrant and imaginative debut novel set in a fantastical version of New Orleans where a battle for the city's soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith, and one powerful song. Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women help keep the order. To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. In a world of everyday miracles, Perry might not have a talent for magic, but he does know Nola’s rhythm as intimately as his own heartbeat. So when the city’s Great Magician starts appearing in odd places and essential songs are forgotten, Perry realizes trouble is afoot. Nine songs of power have escaped from the piano that maintains the city’s beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unwilling to watch his home be destroyed, Perry will sacrifice everything to save it. But a storm is brewing, and the Haint of All Haints is awake. Nola’s time might be coming to an end. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy this song for New Orleans, the city of music, magic, and dreams. "A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight.” —Christina Henry "A hallucinatory wonder of a debut. Brimming with language and music, this phantasmagoric novel taps the deep root of multi-cultural, multi-racial life in, and beyond, New Orleans." ―Walter Mosley "Funny, wild, witty, and profound. The Ballad of Perilous Graves is the debut of a cosmic storm of talent.”―Victor LaValle

The Guardians

By John Grisham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0385544197
  • Pages : 402
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 896
  • File Pdf: the-guardians.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A classic legal thriller—with a twist. • "A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes such as false incarceration, the death penalty and how the legal system shows prejudice.” —Associated Press In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young Black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.

Three Graves Full

By Jamie Mason
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 145168505X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: three-graves-full.pdf

Book Summary:

A Library Journal Best Book of 2013! A Booklist Best Crime Novel of 2013! There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard. But it could always be worse… More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he’d never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he’s learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property—neither of which is the one Jason buried. Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers. A jilted woman searches for her lost fiancé, a fringe dweller runs from a past that’s quickly gaining on him, and a couple of earnest local detectives piece clues together with the help of a volunteer police dog—all in the shadow of a dead man who had it coming. As the action unfolds, each character discovers that knowing more than one side of the story doesn't necessarily rule out a deadly margin of error. Jamie Mason’s irrepressible debut is a macabre, darkly humorous tale with the thoughtful beauty of a literary novel, the tense pacing of a thriller, and a clever twist of suspense.

Darkness Dawns

By Dianne Duvall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Isbn : 1420122428
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 687
  • File Pdf: darkness-dawns.pdf

Book Summary:

A music professor finds herself mixed up in a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts in this paranormal romance. Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control… In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect… “These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!”—Alexandra Ivy New York Times bestselling author “This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!”—RT Book Reviews “Electrifying, Funny, Lust-inducing, and Inventive.”—Fresh Fiction Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series “If you love J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, then you need to put Dianne Duvall and her Immortal Guardians books in your reading wheelhouse.”—Literati Literature Lovers

Guardian's Grace

By Rebecca Zanetti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Isbn : 1516110757
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 839
  • File Pdf: guardian-s-grace.pdf

Book Summary:

Duty—or desire? Vampire soldier Adare O’Cearbhaill’s default setting is cranky. Or irritated. Or down-right hostile. Still, as a Highlander of honor and duty, he stepped up to save an enhanced and special human female by mating her—with merely a bite and a brand. The last person he wants in his life is a fragile human, yet he can’t get her out of his mind as she regains her strength before taking off for parts unknown. And when he discovers she is in danger, nothing can stop him from hunting her down—whether she likes it or not. There’s only one way to find out . . . Photographer Grace Cooper has had it with vampires, demons, and the rest of an immortal world she was happier not knowing about. She also doesn’t believe she’s destined for some great battle because of an old birthmark. Forget the fact that her mate is the sexiest thing on two stubborn feet, or that her brand is fading along with her health. She’ll handle things on her own—until an old enemy reappears and she learns the only way to stay alive is to actually mate, wild sex and all, with that ripped and dangerous Adare—a powerful, captivating Highlander who demands nothing less than everything . . . “Spicy romantic interplay; highly recommended.” —Library Journal on Vampire’s Faith “Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast.” —Publishers Weekly on Claimed “A fast-paced, excitement-filled explosion of action… Zanetti keeps getting better.” —RT Book Reviews on Marked, 4.5 Stars Top Pick

The Dirt on Ninth Grave

By Darynda Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1466886153
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 818
  • File Pdf: the-dirt-on-ninth-grave.pdf

Book Summary:

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the ninth installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series, The Dirt on Ninth Grave In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around. But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her-even from her new and trusted friends-the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.

Seven Days in New Crete

By Robert Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141970928
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 119
  • File Pdf: seven-days-in-new-crete.pdf

Book Summary:

Edward Venn-Thomas lives in the twentieth century but has been mysteriously transported to the future, and the apparently idyllic society of New Create, where there is no hunger, no war and no dissatisfaction. However Venn-Thomas is starting to find life among the New Cretans rather dull. He comes to realize that their perfect existence, inspired by the poets and magicians of their strange occultic religion, lacks one fundamental thing - evil. So Venn-Thomas sees it as nothing less than his duty to introduce them to the darker side of life. First published in 1949 and also known as Watch the North Wind Rise, Graves's novel is a thrilling blend of utopian fantasy, science fiction and mythology.

The Essex Serpent

By Sarah Perry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062666398
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 299
  • File Pdf: the-essex-serpent.pdf

Book Summary:

SOON TO BE AN APPLE TV+ SERIES A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction * Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year *A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of The Year * Waterstones Book of the Year * Costa Book Award Finalist “A novel of almost insolent ambition—lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate...it’s part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable. I found it so transporting that 48 hours after completing it, I was still resentful to be back home.” —New York Times London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was an unhappy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space, she leaves the metropolis for coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year-old son, Francis, and the boy’s nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. Once there, they hear rumors that after nearly three hundred years, the mythical Essex Serpent, a fearsome creature that once roamed the marshes, has returned. When a young man is mysteriously killed on New Year’s Eve, the community’s dread transforms to terror. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, is immediately enthralled, certain that what locals think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to parish vicar William Ransome, who is equally suspicious of the rumors but for different reasons: a man of faith, he is convinced the alarming reports are caused by moral panic, a flight from the correct and righteous path. As Cora and William attempt to discover the truth about the Essex Serpent’s existence, these seeming opposites find themselves inexorably drawn together in an intense relationship that will change both of them in ways entirely unexpected. And as they search for answers, Cora’s London past follows her to the coast, with striking consequences. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, The Essex Serpent masterfully explores questions of science and religion, skepticism and faith, but it is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different—and surprising—guises it can take.

Guardians Of The Galaxy By Donny Cates

By Donny Cates
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 1302935224
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 546
  • File Pdf: guardians-of-the-galaxy-by-donny-cates.pdf

Book Summary:

Collects Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #1-12, Guardians of the Galaxy Annual (2019) #1. Donny Cates’ complete Guardians saga in one stellar collection! Hundreds of worlds are at war. More than ever, the galaxy needs the Guardians — but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Thanos is dead, but the search for his successor has just begun. Who will it be? And who are the Dark Guardians? Cosmic chaos commences when the new Guardians take on Thanos’ Black Order — but could the Mad Titan be fighting his way back from the grave?! Plus: The Universal Church of Truth returns at the worst possible time — because Rocket Raccoon is dying! He’s still got some fight left in him, but his allies are few and the odds are slim. Can Rocket hold on long enough to make a difference?

Small Things Like These

By Claire Keegan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Isbn : 0802158757
  • Pages : 79
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 355
  • File Pdf: small-things-like-these.pdf

Book Summary:

Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize "A hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time." —Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers Small Things Like These is award-winning author Claire Keegan's landmark new novel, a tale of one man's courage and a remarkable portrait of love and family It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church. Already an international bestseller, Small Things Like These is a deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy from one of our most critically lauded and iconic writers.

Third Grave Dead Ahead

By Darynda Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250008700
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 279
  • File Pdf: third-grave-dead-ahead.pdf

Book Summary:

Third Grave Dead Ahead is the third installment of Darynda Jones' award-winning paranormal series that's "hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising." (J.R. Ward) Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?

The Field of Blood

By Joanne B. Freeman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 0374717613
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 330
  • File Pdf: the-field-of-blood.pdf

Book Summary:

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery. These fights didn’t happen in a vacuum. Freeman’s dramatic accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions between North and South and led toward war. In the process, she brings the antebellum Congress to life, revealing its rough realities—the feel, sense, and sound of it—as well as its nation-shaping import. Funny, tragic, and rivetingly told, The Field of Blood offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril.

The Ravine

By Wendy Lower
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0544828712
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 676
  • File Pdf: the-ravine.pdf

Book Summary:

A single photograph—an exceptionally rare “action shot” documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family—drives a riveting process of discovery for a gifted Holocaust scholar In 2009, the acclaimed author of Hitler’s Furies was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The documentation of the Holocaust is vast, but there are virtually no images of a Jewish family at the actual moment of murder, in this case by German officials and Ukrainian collaborators. A Ukrainian shooter’s rifle is inches from a woman's head, obscured in a cloud of smoke. She is bending forward, holding the hand of a barefooted little boy. And—only one of the shocking revelations of Wendy Lower’s brilliant ten-year investigation of this image—the shins of another child, slipping from the woman’s lap. Wendy Lower’s forensic and archival detective work—in Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, and the United States—recovers astonishing layers of detail concerning the open-air massacres in Ukraine. The identities of mother and children, of the killers—and, remarkably, of the Slovakian photographer who openly took the image, as a secret act of resistance—are dramatically uncovered. Finally, in the hands of this brilliant exceptional scholar, a single image unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the ideology of Nazi genocide.

The Grave Tattoo

By Val McDermid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Isbn : 1443401196
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: the-grave-tattoo.pdf

Book Summary:

When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside in England’s Lake District, locals are convinced it is the corpse of Fletcher Christian, infamous mutineer on the Bounty. Though history records that Christian died in a massacre on Pitcairn Island, Lakelanders have long maintained that he returned home—where his old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, risked facing the gallows by harbouring the fugitive. It was rumoured that the poet had written an epic verse recounting Christian’s version of events, only to hide it away for fear its publication would result in his arrest. For the Wordsworth scholar Jane Gresham, the missing manuscript—if indeed it ever existed—is the ultimate prize. But on her trail is someone with a more than academic interest in the 200-year-old text, someone who will kill to get their hands on a bounty worth millions.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1

By Donny Cates
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 130251461X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category :
  • Reads : 468
  • File Pdf: guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-1.pdf

Book Summary:

Collects Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #1-6. The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. Now, more than ever, the Galaxy needs Guardians - but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? On the plus side, Thanos is dead - but long live the new Thanos! Who will it be? And can the Guardians find them before everything comes crashing down? They're not the only ones on the hunt, though. Who are the Dark Guardians? And what does the search for Thanos' successor have to do with Hela, goddess of death? Prepare for the Guardians vs. the Dark Guardians vs. the Black Order! It's all-out chaos, and it's about to get worse. Could the Mad Titan be fighting his way back from the grave?!

Veil Witch

By Ciara Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher :
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 140
  • File Pdf: veil-witch.pdf

Book Summary:

There’s a whole other world that exists and humans have no idea. That other world is known as Darkness. The Earth that humans know is separated from Darkness by a Veil. The beings that live in Darkness are the ones that humans have nightmares about. Supernatural creatures. Fallen angels, demons, vampires, the creatures that mythology is based on. Dire Island is in the middle of Darkness, and inaccessible to all except the Dire Guardians who also transport the prisoners to Dire Island. No one is ever transferred out of Dire Island. Those sentenced to Dire Island are sentenced for an eternity. The Veil Witches are hunters and protectors of the veil, their enchantments/wards keep the creatures on the other side of the veil from escaping Darkness and wreaking havoc on humans. Aniesa, who just turned eighteen is a Veil Witch. She’s been training with the Sisterhood all her life. Her mother is a high-ranking Veil Witch. Once long ago, her mother met a fallen angel—AKA demon. The Veil Witches are forbidden from consorting with fallen angels. But her mother did. And nine months later, had a baby girl—Aniesa. Aniesa learned on her 18th birthday that her father was a fallen angel. Her mother won’t tell say his name. And no one else knows that Aniesa is half-angel, though fallen angel. At eighteen years old the Veil Witches have to select their first assignment. She’s irritated that her mother won’t tell her about her father, so she chooses Scout as her assignment. Scouts are assigned to patrol Earth and keep an eye out for “weird stuff” that might be attributed to any creature or being that has escaped through the Veil. They are to fit in and not bring attention to themselves, so she works a job. A normal job, but on the side, she scouts. And scouts.

The symbolic system of the Giman of South Halmahera

By Dirk Teljeur
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3111672387
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 179
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All About Janet, the Murder of my Guardian Angel

By Forrest Canutt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1456612441
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 816
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In October of 1956, my twelve year old newly adopted orphan babysitter, Janet Cash and I were staying the night alone on my uncles northern California ranch. During the night, we were attacked by three men, two of them were us navy sailors. Janet was beaten and gang raped by the three men throughout the night, and I was tortured and assaulted. In the morning, Janet was taken to an area called the flats and viciously murdered by the two us navy sailors. They then buried Janet in a clandestine grave on my uncle's ranch. For over twenty five years, I have been looking for Janet. I haven’t found her yet, but I have found two major news organizations and three government agencies that have conspired to cover up her disappearance, murder, and even her very existence. Throughout those years, I have been stonewalled, been refused any information that might lead me to her. But in spite of their efforts, I have gathered enough proof and information to lead me to believe that my babysitter Janet wasn't just some sweet, beautiful and courageous young girl from a broken home, but quite possibly an important young girl, maybe a very important young girl, and if the right people knew about her back then, her mere existence might have changed some important people's lives, and/or even changed history. I am determined now, more than ever to find her, and learn as much as I can about her. You see, she saved my life several times during this tragic ordeal, so I owe her my life, and I feel that finding her is the very least I can do to repay her, and exposing the truth about what happened to her is just as important. I believe that the path to the truth to this tragic mystery lies waiting in an unmarked grave, in her bones, in her DNA.

The Guardian Dolphin

By K.R. Watts
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  • Publisher : Stuart Tartly Press
  • Isbn : 1733740279
  • Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 860
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"...a happy, riveting good read" Species: Dolphin. Appearance: Human. Profession: Angel. For lovers of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Bishop’s Wife . . . Old and tired, Clarence just wants to return to the sea. Young and innocent, Julie is trapped by a life she doesn’t want. They meet at a holiday party and a magical adventure begins. "Love the story!! Characters from 2 different worlds coming together" “Great read!” “...heart-warming and sweet, just like one of those old black-and-white angel movies.” "Wish it were real!!!” “The Guardian Dolphin is about all of us.”

The Guardian

By Micheal Arthur James Hay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1450289436
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 546
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Philip has a rare opportunity: to read the century-old chronicle of a vampire. It’s hard to resist such a prospect, but will he regret his decision once it’s made? The account was written by a vampire named James. Where many vampires tumble into the darkness of insanity and eventually suicide over the prospect of a lonesome eternity, James always had a purpose. His purpose was not to destroy but, instead, to protect. When James was turned at the age of eighteen, he made a promise to himself. He would spend his immortal life protecting the woman he loved in his youth, and her lineage for as long as fate allowed. For hundreds of years, his path was simple, set, and never shaken. Then, the unthinkable happened: a member of his beloved’s family fell ill—a young woman with such a potential for life. Will James let her die, and perhaps kill the memory of his lost love with her? Or will he consider doing what he promised never to do: become the Sire to a fledgling vampire? James must consider: will immortality be a blessing for the dying girl, or will it end up a curse, as it has always been for him? Philip will read the chronicle to find out, but does the story end with the last page or live on eternally in the blood of an immortal?

Ascension

By Caris Roane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 9781429928359
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: ascension.pdf

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Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: "I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me." Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman's love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own—a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood...satisfy his thirst...and seal their fates forever. Ascension is the first in Caris Roane's paranormal romance series that Romantic Times calls "a series with epic potential."

Managing and Interpreting D-Day's Sites of Memory

By Geoffrey Bird,Sean Claxton,Keir Reeves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317515706
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 571
  • File Pdf: managing-and-interpreting-d-day-s-sites-of-memory.pdf

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More than seventy years following the D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944, Normandy's war heritage continues to intrigue visitors and researchers. Receiving well over two million visitors a year, the Normandy landscape of war is among the most visited cultural sites in France. This book explores the significant role that heritage and tourism play in the present day with regard to educating the public as well as commemorating those who fought. The book examines the perspectives, experiences and insights of those who work in the field of war heritage in the region of Normandy where the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy occurred. In this volume practitioner authors represent a range of interrelated roles and responsibilities. These perspectives include national and regional governments and coordinating agencies involved in policy, planning and implementation; war cemetery commissions; managers who oversee particular museums and sites; and individual battlefield tour guides whose vocation is to research and interpret sites of memory. Often interviewed as key informants for scholarly articles, the day-to-day observations, experiences and management decisions of these guardians of remembrance provide valuable insight into a range of issues and approaches that inform the meaning of tourism, remembrance and war heritage as well as implications for the management of war sites elsewhere. Complementing the Normandy practitioner offerings, more scholarly investigations provide an opportunity to compare and debate what is happening in the management and interpretation at other World War II related sites of war memory, such as at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa and Portsmouth, UK. This innovative volume will be of interest to those interested in remembrance tourism, war heritage, dark tourism, battlefield tourism, commemoration, D-Day and World War II.

Managing and Interpreting D-Day's Sites of Memory

By Geoffrey Bird,Sean Claxton,Keir Reeves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317515714
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 425
  • File Pdf: managing-and-interpreting-d-day-s-sites-of-memory.pdf

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More than seventy years following the D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944, Normandy's war heritage continues to intrigue visitors and researchers. Receiving well over two million visitors a year, the Normandy landscape of war is among the most visited cultural sites in France. This book explores the significant role that heritage and tourism play in the present day with regard to educating the public as well as commemorating those who fought. The book examines the perspectives, experiences and insights of those who work in the field of war heritage in the region of Normandy where the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy occurred. In this volume practitioner authors represent a range of interrelated roles and responsibilities. These perspectives include national and regional governments and coordinating agencies involved in policy, planning and implementation; war cemetery commissions; managers who oversee particular museums and sites; and individual battlefield tour guides whose vocation is to research and interpret sites of memory. Often interviewed as key informants for scholarly articles, the day-to-day observations, experiences and management decisions of these guardians of remembrance provide valuable insight into a range of issues and approaches that inform the meaning of tourism, remembrance and war heritage as well as implications for the management of war sites elsewhere. Complementing the Normandy practitioner offerings, more scholarly investigations provide an opportunity to compare and debate what is happening in the management and interpretation at other World War II related sites of war memory, such as at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa and Portsmouth, UK. This innovative volume will be of interest to those interested in remembrance tourism, war heritage, dark tourism, battlefield tourism, commemoration, D-Day and World War II.

John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806

By Mary Beacock Fryer,Christopher Dracott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1770700889
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 671
  • File Pdf: john-graves-simcoe-1752-1806.pdf

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One of the legendary figures of Ontario history, John Graves Simcoe was the commander of the Queen’s Rangers during the American Revolution. In 1791 he was appointed the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, and upon his arrival in 1792 he founded the town of York (present-day Toronto). John Graves Simcoe completes a trilogy of Simcoe books published by Dundurn Press. Mary Beacock Fryer’s Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe was first published in 1989, while Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812 was released in 1996. For this third volume, Fryer has teamed with Christopher Dracott, whose vantage point from Devonshire, England helps to provide this book with a complete view of Simcoe’s life.

John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806

By Mary Beacock Fryer,Christopher Dracott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1554882028
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 698
  • File Pdf: john-graves-simcoe-1752-1806.pdf

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One of the legendary figures of Ontario history, John Graves Simcoe was the commander of the Queen’s Rangers during the American Revolution. In 1791 he was appointed the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, and upon his arrival in 1792 he founded the town of York (present-day Toronto). John Graves Simcoe completes a trilogy of Simcoe books published by Dundurn Press. Mary Beacock Fryer’s Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe was first published in 1989, while Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812 was released in 1996. For this third volume, Fryer has teamed with Christopher Dracott, whose vantage point from Devonshire, England helps to provide this book with a complete view of Simcoe’s life.

John Graves Simcoe

By Mary Beacock Fryer,Christopher Dracott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1550023098
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 616
  • File Pdf: john-graves-simcoe.pdf

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A biography of the legendary figure who was appointed the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada in 1791 and founded the town of York in 1792.

Cradle to Grave

By Aline Templeton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder
  • Isbn : 1848947151
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 858
  • File Pdf: cradle-to-grave.pdf

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The sixth book in the critically acclaimed DI Marjory Fleming series. 'A welcome return for Templeton's tough but tender DI, Marjory 'Big Marge' Fleming... The vivid characterisation, excellent description and a horribly looming sense of inevitability make Cradle to Grave a riveting read.' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'Templeton can always be relied on to provide a well-written, cleverly-plotted, old-fashioned whodunit.' The Times Accused of murdering the baby in her care, seemingly cold and measured nanny Lisa Stewart maintains her innocence. But when she changes her name and tries to run away, the terrifying threats always find her. Is she an innocent victim of public anger? Or a calculating murderer on the run?

Guardians of the Kingdom

By Susan L. Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1462836143
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 699
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On the moon Titan the Environs are attacking the quiet village of Glastonbury. Jonathan and Tina Thatcher had gone swimming early in the day. Now Jonathan and Tina are running for their lives. Jonathan and Tina are afraid, cold and hungry. Jonathan and Tina continue to hide but they are caught. As the Environs tie up Jonathan and Tina, someone helps them. Two modern days Robin Hoods come to their aid. The two modern days Robin Hoods are apart of a group called the Guardians of the Kingdom. Who are the Guardians of the Kingdom? Who are the Environs? How did both groups get on the moon Titan? Find out what happens to Jonathan, Tina and the rest of the people of Glastonbury in the exciting sci-fi book, In The Midst of Things.

Between Earth and Sky (Guardians of the North Book #4)

By Alan Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1441263039
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 551
  • File Pdf: between-earth-and-sky.pdf

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With Crazy Horse on the warpath, can Hunter and Reena survive his thirst for revenge?While living among the Blackfoot Indians as a missionary, Reena O'Donnell receives a telegram from her uncle Faron, requesting that she come to help him. She is shocked to hear he has been severely wounded while working as a scout for General George Armstrong Custer in the Dakota Territory. Hunter Stone and Del Dekko provide Reena an escort, along with missionary Jack Sheffield, who insists on accompanying them. As Reena nurses her uncle back to health, Custer's expedition with the Seventh Cavalry deep into Indian territory leads to renewed hostilities among the Sioux and Cheyenne. As the People gather for the battle sure to come, Jack Sheffield, determined to follow God's leading, strikes out on his own to try to talk with Crazy Horse and restrain the fury of the great chief. With imminent danger threatening them, Hunter grows concerned for the safety of Reena and her wounded uncle. Should they remain in the safety of Custer's army, or return home on their own through dangerous country?Will a mission of mercy lead them all to an early grave? Or can Hunter find a way out?

Operation Nanny

By Paula Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488012741
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 613
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WANTED: NANNY MUST BE GOOD WITH WET WIPES AND GUNS. Lacey Miles becomes the unexpected sole guardian of her young niece. Knee-deep into an investigation of a sleeper cell, Lacey finds that motherhood is a lot more perilous than she expected, so she hires a nanny with an impeccable résumé…who's a far cry from Mary Poppins. Beneath his friendly demeanor, Jim Mercer is a former Marine turned undercover agent, tasked with ferreting out the terrorists targeting Lacey and her loved ones. Jim may be the ultimate caretaker, but the closer Lacey comes to blowing her case open, the more Jim's true identity is revealed. And the deeper he falls for this vulnerable little family. Campbell Cove Academy

In the Guardianship of God

By Flora Annie Webster Steel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066205423
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 812
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"In the Guardianship of God" by Flora Annie Webster Steel. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Guardian Revealed

By Renee Wildes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Champagne Book Group
  • Isbn : 1947128701
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 165
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Ruled by the moon. Lured by desire. Destined for a miracle…or bitter betrayal. Years ago, the pull of the full moon and a powerful curiosity drew Finora into a human fisherman’s bed—a man who stole her selkie skin and took its location to his grave. For seven years, trapped on land, she has searched fruitlessly. Hope fading with every passing year. Tasked with finding and returning dragons to his mountain homeland in the east, Trystan follows a slim lead westward across an unfamiliar sea. When pirates attack his ship, leaving him with injuries too severe for his werewolf to heal, he comes face to face with the most unexpected of rescuers—Finora, her two, half-human children, and the biggest damned dog he’s ever seen. Tristan and Finora’s attraction is instant, undeniable, and hopeless. Finora is pulled to the sea, Tristan is tied to the land. But Finora can help him complete his mission, and share one night of searing, heartbreaking passion. And memories only the deepest of betrayals could shatter…

A. E. Housman

By Richard Perceval Graves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 057130947X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 896
  • File Pdf: a-e-housman.pdf

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A. E. Housman, romantic poet and classical scholar, is best-known as the author of A Shropshire Lad and the meticulous editor of Manilius, the Latin poet of astronomy. In this first full biography, Richard Perceval Graves convincingly reconciles the two apparently conflicting sides of Housman's personality, and reassesses the reputation of a man who was something of a mystery even to his closest friends. 'This is bound to become the standard life.' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Dispassionate and well-researched.' Philip Larkin, Guardian