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A Train Of Powder

Author : Rebecca West
ISBN : 1566633192
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and punishment, innocence and guilt, retribution and forgiveness. "Astonishing." Francine Prose."

A Train Of Powder

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ISBN : OCLC:930474806
Genre : Trials
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The Meaning Of Treason

Author : Rebecca West
ISBN : 9781453207253
Genre : History
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West’s acclaimed examination of traitors, this gripping profile takes readers inside World War II spy rings and gets to the heart of what it means to betray one’s country Throughout her career, Rebecca West dug into psyches, real and fictional, to try to understand the meaning of betrayal. In the aftermath of World War II, West was incensed when several wartime turncoats were tried with seeming indifference—and worse, sympathy—from the British public. In exploring these traitors’ origins, crimes, and motivations, West exposes how class division, greed, and discrimination can taint loyalties and redraw the relationships between individuals and their fatherland. A fascinating book, The Meaning of Treason combines the intrigue of a spy novel with West’s classic, careful dissection of man’s moral struggles.

The Fountain Overflows

Author : Rebecca West
ISBN : 1590170342
Genre : Fiction
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The author re-imagines her own childhood in this witty, often troubling autobiographical novel that follows the lives of members of the Aubrey family from the perspective of Rose, one of four siblings. Original.

Black Lamb And Grey Falcon

Author : Rebecca West
ISBN : 9781453207468
Genre : Travel
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Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West’s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the present In a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid characters and illuminating details. More than a travelogue, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon connects the people and places West encounters to the long history of conflict that has formed national identities in the Balkans across a millennium of shifting alliances. West writes, “I had come to Yugoslavia because I knew that the past has made the present, and I wanted to see how the process works.” As profound, sad, and funny as when it was first published in 1941, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon interrogates the forces that continue to shape our modern world.

The Old Powder Line

Author : Richard Parker
ISBN : 0844664324
Genre : Space and time
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Brian goes for a ride on a mysterious steam train that takes him back into his childhood.

Black Powder White Smoke

Author : Loren D. Estleman
ISBN : 1429911794
Genre : Fiction
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Two men, black and white. In New Orleans, the black man, Honey Boutrille, saves a prostitute's life by killing her attacker. In San Francisco, the white man, Twice Emmerson, kills a Chinaman because he likes killing. These two men go on the lam, and their adventures, nip and tuck through scrape after scrape, are the zest of Loren Estleman's wildest tale of the West. The protagonists are different as black and white—Honey rough but honorable, Emmerson chaotic and violent. They attract not only the dogs of the law but the avid interest of those who would exploit them. A journalist tracks Honey, eager to turn his life story into a cautionary parable that will chill white readers. A showman seeks Emmerson, cynically eager to sign him to a contract for the stage and create a competitor to Buffalo Bill. Honey and Emmerson rage through an authentic West drawn with a fierce and gleeful truthfulness, leaving trails of bodies, pursued ever more relentlessly, and moving always toward a central and inescapable meeting place, Denver, Colorado. The meeting has the scope, inevitability, and shattering power of Greek tragedy. Black Power, White Smoke shows award-winning author Loren D. Estleman at the top of his game. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Baby Train And Other Lusty Urban Legends

Author : Jan Harold Brunvand
ISBN : 9780393346725
Genre : Fiction
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America's premier folk detective is back on the case, sniffing out those zany but dubious stories that "really happened" to a friend of your sister's boyfriend's accountant's mechanic. Jan Harold Brunvand—''Mr. Urban Legend" [Smithsonian]—tracks the most fabulous tales making today's cocktail-party circuit and shows why those stories that sound too good to be true probably are too good to be true. The eponymous episode—"The Baby Train"—sheds light on certain predawn activities that have linked unusually high birth rates to the whim of train schedule makers. Other stories offer a revealing peek behind the story of "The Exploding Bra," expose the embarrassing source of "The Hairdresser's Error," resurrect a "Failed Suicide" Buster Keaton would have died for, and show why adults are better off not bringing their comic book fantasies out of the closet. From "Superhero Hijinx" to "The Shocking Videotape" to "The Accidental Cannibal," The Baby Train uncovers the mysteries behind some of the bawdiest, goriest, funniest, most pyrotechnic urban legends yet.

Moonpowder

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ISBN : 1423100115
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Even though Eli Treebuckle is the "fixer of all things fixable," one thing he cannot fix is his bad dreams, until one night when Mr. Moon appears and asks him to come fix the Moonpowder factory, where sweet dreams are created.

Believers

Author : Charles Baxter
ISBN : 9780679776536
Genre : Fiction
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Captures the fleeting moments that forever shape an individual's life in eight pieces of short fiction that include "Reincarnation," "The Cure for Love," and the title novella in which the narrator describes his father's fall from grace. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

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