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War And Turpentine

Author : Stefan Hertmans
ISBN : 9781473511699
Genre : Fiction
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WINNER OF THE VONDEL PRIZE 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Times, Sunday Times and The Economist, and one of the 10 Best Books of 2016 in the New York Times Shortly before his death, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather Urbain Martien gave his grandson a set of notebooks containing the detailed memories of his life. He grew up in poverty around 1900, the son of a struggling church painter who died young, and went to work in an iron foundry at only 13. Afternoons spent with his father at work on a church fresco were Urbain’s heaven; the iron foundry an inferno. During the First World War, Urbain was on the front line confronting the invading Germans, and ever after he is haunted by events he can never forget. The war ends and he marries his great love, Maria Emelia, but she dies tragically in the 1919 flu epidemic. Urbain mourns her bitterly for the rest of his life but, like the obedient soldier he is, he marries her sister at her parents' bidding. The rest is not quite silence, but a marriage with a sad secret at its heart, and the consolations found in art and painting. War and Turpentine is the imaginative reconstruction of a damaged life across the tumultuous decades of the twentieth century; a deeply moving portrayal of family, grief, love and war.

The Convert

Author : Stefan Hertmans
ISBN : 9781473549159
Genre : Fiction
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A brilliant reconstruction of an incredible journey across medieval Europe to Egypt, and an untold story of forbidden love. In the small village in Provence where Stefan Hertmans has made his home, people have long spoken of an ancient pogrom and hidden treasure. Then, at the end of the nineteenth century, an extraordinary collection of Jewish documents was found in a synagogue in Cairo. Hertmans has based The Convert on these historical sources, tracing the life of a young Christian noblewoman who abandoned everything for the love of a rabbi’s son. In this startlingly contemporary novel, Hertmans follows in her footsteps as the lovers flee through France together, pursued by crusading knights, and recounts her dazzling journey full of love and hardship, courage and hate, as she journeys on towards Jerusalem alone. The Convert brings the chaos of the Middle Ages to life with boundless imagination and stylistic ingenuity, portraying the tragic love story of a woman in exile and a world in flux.

Max Havelaar

Author : Multatuli
ISBN : 9781681372631
Genre : Fiction
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A fierce indictment of colonialism, Max Havelaar is a masterpiece of Dutch literature based on the author's own experience as an adminstrator in the Dutch East Indies in the 1850s. A brilliantly inventive fiction that is also a work of burning political outrage, Max Havelaar tells the story of a renegade Dutch colonial administrator’s ultimately unavailing struggle to end the exploitation of the Indonesian peasantry. Havelaar’s impassioned exposé is framed by the fatuous reflections of an Amsterdam coffee trader, Drystubble, into whose hands it has fallen. Thus a tale of the jungles and villages of Indonesia is interknit with one of the houses and warehouses of bourgeois Amsterdam where the tidy profits from faraway brutality not only accrue but are counted as a sign of God’s grace. Multatuli (meaning “I have suffered greatly”) was the pen name of Eduard Douwes Dekker, and his novel caused a political storm when it came out in Holland. Max Havelaar, however, is as notable for its art as it is for its politics. Layering not only different stories but different ways of writing—including plays, poems, lists, letters, and a wild accumulation of notes—to furious, hilarious, and disconcerting effect, this masterpiece of Dutch literature confronts the fixities of power with the protean and subversive energy of the imagination.

The Fortune Of War Vol Book 6 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393088496
Genre : Fiction
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"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."—Times Literary Supplement Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

History Of The Civil War In America Book 1 The American Army Book 2 Secession Book 3 The First Conflict Book 4 The First Autumn Book 5 The First Winter 1875

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The Pictorial Book Of Anecdotes And Incidents Of The War Of The Rebellion Civil Military Naval And Domestic From The Time Of The Memorable Toast Of Andrew Jackson The Federal Union It Must Be Preserved To The Assassination Of President Lincoln And The End Of The War

Author : Richard Miller Devens
ISBN : UVA:X004108542
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The Pictorial Book Of Anecdotes And Incidents Of The War Of The Rebellion Civil Military Naval And Domestic

Author : Richard Miller Devens
ISBN : HARVARD:HN2YHR
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The Songs Of Stones River

Author : Jessica Gunderson
ISBN : 9781434297037
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In late 1862 young James of Murfreesboro is a proud Southerner who takes on the responsibility of providing for his newly widowed mother and younger sister by working for his neighbor alongside the field slave Eli--an experience that calls into question many of his cherished beliefs about slavery and the War.

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Three Great Novels Of The Civil War

Author : Michael Shaara
ISBN : 0517121964
Genre : Fiction
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A moving collection of novels that explore the powers, passions, and politics of the war between the North and South includes Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, and Andersonville.

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