"Two young men, bound by generations of close family ties, are torn apart by the careening specter of Hitler's historic rise to power. Civilization forever changed for everyone as well as divided the world of these two dear friends. Their lives and loves are a poignant reminder of how fragile our own personal relationships are when faced with the struggles of a once great society run amok. Amidst the turmoil of horrific ethnic and religious persecution, a great war envelops the world while sweeping along the youth on opposite sides, pitting them one against each other"--P.  of cover.
"Galeano's new book is his richest and most poetic yet, a joyous calendar of the sacred and the damned, a book of inspiration for those fighting tyranny, greed, and amnesia Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Galeano's new work has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that day of the calendar year. Each entry resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Among many others, you will discover the Brazilians who held a "smooch in" to protest a dictatorship that banned kisses that "undermined public morals" and learn of the day Mexico invaded the United States, the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in 1901, and Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library, 117,000 books aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a great humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us. "-- Provided by publisher.
Patsy Milstrap wishes she could leave her past behind. Though she tries to put on a brave front for the sake of her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. At her concerned husband's gentle insistence, they take a vacation from South Carolina on Cedar Key, an idyllic island on Florida's Gulf Coast. A week in paradise will do them good, he says. When a familiar--and most unexpected--face greets her at a seaside restaurant, Patsy knows she can no longer run from the past. But what will opening old wounds mean? And what will the future hold?
As a woman working in finance, Karen Finerman noticed numerous ways that she and her female colleagues sabotaged themselves both professionally and personally. Why were her friends unable to bring the same logic they applied at work to personal decisions? Why did they often let personal baggage undermine them in the office in a way that her male colleagues never did? Finerman serves up advice about getting ahead in your career, overcoming failure, meeting your ideal mate, navigating the work-life balance and taking control of your financial destiny.
Demonstrates how the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been overestimated, arguing that the overzealous application of brain science has undermined notions of free will and responsibility.
An extensive collection of Springsteen's spoken words over the past 40 years. It includes interviews, speeches, and features.
When long buried family secrets are revealed, the Claybourne women must either pull together or be torn apart.
Documents Sarah Smiley's efforts to fill her husband's place at the dinner table with interesting people who could be role models for their three sons while their father, pilot Dustin Smiley, was on a yearlong deployment with the Navy.
Catherine Strayed is living a quiet life in a college town following the mysterious death of her husband, a promising writer. When her former mentor takes a teaching job at the college, he brings along his latest protégé, Antonia Lively, whose debut novel has become a literary sensation. Antonia insinuates herself into Catherine's life and intends to plunder Catherine's own dark past for her next literary triumph.
"This delightful collection of essays by Julia Reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a gooed time yourself, and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice"--Dust jacket flap.
The author describes his summer vacations as a child in Norway, life in an English boarding school, adventures as a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, and being a fighter pilot in World War II.
"... presents a scathing critique of the 'delusions' of science alongside a rousing defense of the role of art and philosophy in our culture"--From publisher description.
The author, film reviewer for the Denver post's "YourHub" section, offers a survey of contemporary American film.
The host of the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America shares memorable moments from his unconventional culinary travels while describing some of the more unusual foods he has sampled, in an account that features fun facts about culture, geography, art and history.
Thorn Mackenzie was a young Viking when Sparkle Stardust used him and then abandoned him. Over a thousand years later, he has finally found a way to repay her. Employing his power of persuasion, he assembles a team that can create the ultimate fantasies and illusions-- right across the street from Sparkle's Castle of Dark Dreams.
Presents instructions for designing and constructing playhouses, treehouses, and play forts, and includes tips on the required tools and techniques, how to use reclaimed materials, and personalizing the playhouse design.
A history of American burlesque in the early 20th century as told through interviews with former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, comedians, and club owners.
After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.
Provides background information and step-by-step instructions that nonprofits need to apply for federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and qualify as a public charity with the IRS. The 11th edition covers recent federal and state rules, including information about new online services and options related to forming a non profit corporation.