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Cold Mountain
by Frazier, Charles

9780871136794Charles FrazierCold MountainCold Mountain is an extraordinary novel about a soldier's perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War. At once a magnificent love story and a harrowing account of one man's long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a stunning new talent in American literature. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada confront the vastly transformed world they've been delivered. Charles Frazier reveals marked insight into man's relationship to the land and the dangers of solitude. He also shares with the great nineteenth century novelists a keen observation of a society undergoing change. Cold Mountain re-creates a world gone by that speaks eloquently to our time. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3556 .R3599 .C6 1997
Publication Date:
1997




Forever War, The
by Haldeman, Joe

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Call Number:
PS 648 .S3 F37
Publication Date:
1974







Farewell to Arms, A
by Hemingway, Ernest

9780684801469Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to ArmsThe best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto--of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized--is one of the greatest moments in literary history. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was thirty years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3515 .B37 F3 1957
Publication Date:
1929




For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Hemingway, Ernest

9780684830483Ernest HemingwayFor Whom the Bell TollsIn 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it." Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author's previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3515 .E37 F6
Publication Date:
1940




Iliad, The
by Homer

9780140447941Robert Fagles; D. C. H. Rieu (Revised by); Peter Jones (Introduction by, Revised by); E. V. Rieu (Translator); HomerThe IliadE.V. Rieu's beloved translation of the great war epic of Western literature, revised and updated by D. C. H. Rieu One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon. Interwoven in the tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, the besieged city of Ilium, the feud between the gods, and the fate of mortals. For this Penguin Classics edition, classicist D. C. H. Rieu has revised the work of his father, E. V. Rieu, celebrated translator and founding editor of the Penguin Classics imprint. The book also includes an introduction and notes by Peter V. Jones. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PA4025 .A2 J66 2003




From Here to Eternity
by Jones, James

9780385333641James JonesFrom Here to EternityDiamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with the commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: the Army is their heart and blood . . .and, possibly, their death. In this magnificent but brutal classic of a soldier's life, James Jones portrays the courage, violence and passions of men and women who live by unspoken codes and with unutterable despair. . .in the most important American novel to come out of World War II, a masterpiece that captures as no ther the honor and savagery of men. From the Paperback edition. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3560 .O49 F76 1998
Publication Date:
1951




Thin Red Line, The
by Jones, James

9780385324083James Jones; Francine Prose (Foreword by)The Thin Red LineThey are the men of C-for-Charlie company--"Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them--infantrymen who are about to land, grim and white-faced, on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back. nbsp; In the days ahead, some will earn medals, others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad--and the living from the dead--in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war. nbsp; Foreword by Francine Prose nbsp; "Brutal, direct, and powerful . . . The men are real, the words are real, death is real, imminent and immediate."-- Los Angeles Times nbsp; "A rare and splendid accomplishment . . . strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written."-- Newsweek nbsp; "[A] major novel of combat in World War II . . . reminiscent of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage ."-- The Christian Science Monitor nbsp; " The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing."-- The New York Times Book Review - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3519 .O55 T46 1975
Publication Date:
1962







Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The
by le Carre, John

9780743442534John le CarréThe Spy Who Came in from the ColdIn this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a British agent who longs to end his career but undertakes one final, bone-chilling assignment.When the last agent under his command is killed and Alec Leamas is called back to London, he hopes to come in from the cold for good. His spymaster, Control, however, has other plans. Determined to bring down the head of East German Intelligence and topple his organization, Control once more sends Leamas into the fray -- this time to play the part of the dishonored spy and lure the enemy to his ultimate defeat. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PR6062 .E33 S6
Publication Date:
1964







Going After Cacciato
by O'Brien, Tim

9780385283496Tim O'BrienGoing after CacciatoCode: S/RES/1973 (Document)Libya: A war for US "interests"CIA ties to Libya rebel commanderGerman interests in LibyaBernard-Henri L vy, a star of the intellectual left is nothing else then a reactionaryFran ois Dumasy, of the Institute for Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence is completely wrong about the National Council ideologyNational Council in Libya supports a theocratic stateBlair's visit to Libya 2004: It's about oil, Got it?UN vote clears way for US-NATO attack on LibyaUS, UK covert wars behind Libya's battle linesObama Wants Military Action: Gates Is againstButtressed by a Secret Alternative ArmyDebka: Conflict's Drudge Report?Cameron negotiates BP-Libya minefield in WashingtonLibyan rebels massacre black AfricansGerman Left Party leader votes in favor of military intervention in LibyaTimeline of the 2011 Libyan civil war - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3565 .B75 G6 1989
Publication Date:
1978




Things They Carried, The
by O'Brien, Tim

9780395515983Tim O'BrienThe Things They CarriedOne of the first questions people ask about The Things They Carried is this: Is it a novel, or a collection of short stories? The title page refers to the book simply as "a work of fiction," defying the conscientious reader's need to categorize this masterpiece. It is both: a collection of interrelated short pieces which ultimately reads with the dramatic force and tension of a novel. Yet each one of the twenty-two short pieces is written with such care, emotional content, and prosaic precision that it could stand on its own. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have. We hear the voices of the men and build images upon their dialogue. The way they tell stories about others, we hear them telling stories about themselves. With the creative verve of the greatest fiction and the intimacy of a searing autobiography, The Things They Carried is a testament to the men who risked their lives in America's most controversial war.It is also a mirror held up to the frailty of humanity. Ultimately The Things They Carried and its myriad protagonists call to order the courage, determination, and luck we all need to survive. In 1979, Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato -- a novel about the Vietnam War -- won the National Book Award. In this, his second work of fiction about Vietnam, O'Brien's unique artistic vision is again clearly demonstrated. Neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and back home in America two decades later. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3565 .B75 T48 1990
Publication Date:
1990




Doctor Zhivago
by Pasternak, Boris

9780307390950Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)Doctor ZhivagoFirst published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original--his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone--in this beautiful translation of a classic of world literature. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PG3476 .P27 D63 2005
Publication Date:
1957







Northwest Passage
by Roberts, Kenneth

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Call Number:
PS3535 .O176 N6 1937
Publication Date:
1937







August, 1914
by Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

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Call Number:
PG3488 .O4 A7
Publication Date:
1971




War and Peace
by Tolstoy, Leo

9780199232765Leo Tolstoi; Louise Maude; Amy Mandelker; Aylmer MaudeWar and Peace'If life could write, it would write like Tolstoy.' Isaac BabelTolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soir#65533;es alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, both great and small, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them.In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the power of his prose are made newly available to the contemporary reader. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PG3366 .V6 Z583
Publication Date:
1869















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