Goodbyes they often come in waves

Goodbyes  they often come in waves
Author: Marisa Livet
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-12-12
ISBN: 1329756002
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbyes they often come in waves Book Excerpt:

Iris Ciancaleoni Alunni committed suicide while she was on a cruise with her husband Sabatino. Two years later, the devastated widower seems to recover from his deep grief and meets a lady with whom he hopes to find comfort and affection for starting a new life. But one of Iris' friends is not persuaded that everything was really cleared up even though the police have no new elements to justify the reopening of the case. She turns to William Collins and his friends, whose reputation of talented amateur detectives is well known among the inhabitants of Capacciano, a Tuscan village perched on the hill surrounding Arezzo. Will they help her to find the truth about Iris' death? "Goodbyes, They Often Come In Waves" is the third instalment in the William Collins & Peter Boyle's series - another entertaining crime thriller.

Little Russian Stories So true that they look invented

Little Russian Stories  So true  that they look invented
Author: Marisa Livet
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1326560182
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Russian Stories So true that they look invented Book Excerpt:

Goodbye Friend

Goodbye  Friend
Author: Gary Kowalski
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-02-12
ISBN: 1608680878
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Friend Book Excerpt:

The loss of an animal companion can be a painful, wrenching experience. In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet’s memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.

Everyday Goodbyes

Everyday Goodbyes
Author: Nancy Balaban
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780807746394
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Goodbyes Book Excerpt:

Separation often evokes feelings of fear and anxiety in all of us, children, parents, and teachers alike. Because the success or failure of early separation experiences can affect a child's movement toward independence, teachers and parents must know how to help young children cope with the unpleasant feelings sometimes associated with separation. In Everyday Goodbyes (her follow-up to Starting School: From Separation to Independence), Nancy Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child-care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved. Positioning separation as the underlying curriculum for all early childhood programs, this wonderful book helps teachers and parents to understand why children take time to adjust. Photographs and real-life anecdotes of children, teachers, and parents illustrate all aspects of the adjustment process, and activities for the classroom that support children''s movement toward independence and self-confidence are included.

Too Late to Say Goodbye

Too Late to Say Goodbye
Author: Ann Rule
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 1847396062
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Late to Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

Written within a cloistered environment to protect sources that have yet to be identified, TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE is a chilling portrait of two beautiful, successful women whose murders were made to look like suicides. Jenn Corbin appeared to have it all: two little boys, a posh home in the suburbs of Atlanta, and a husband - Dr Bart Corbin, a successful dentist - who was handsome and brilliant. Then, in December 2004, Jenn was found dead with a bullet in her head, apparently by suicide. Only later would detectives learn that another woman in Dr Corbin's past had been found years earlier with nearly the exact same wound to the head, also ruled a suicide. In TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE, Ann Rule - working in cooperation with victims' families, police investigators, and sources from Georgia to Australia - unravels the now-sensational deaths. What emerges is an incredible tale of jealous rage; of stunning evidence that runs from the steamy to the macabre; and of a fateful, mind-boggling coincidence that appears to have motivated the killings. The definitive unravelling of one of the strangest murder investigations of our time, this is the greatest achievement of a truly great writing career.

Wave Hi and Goodbye to Energy An Introduction to Waves Physics Lessons for Kids Children s Physics Books

Wave Hi and Goodbye to Energy  An Introduction to Waves   Physics Lessons for Kids   Children s Physics Books
Author: Baby Professor
Publsiher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1541918940
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wave Hi and Goodbye to Energy An Introduction to Waves Physics Lessons for Kids Children s Physics Books Book Excerpt:

Let’s talk about waves of energies in this physics book for young learners. In this book, complex discussions are given a new light by using a child-friendly approach to sharing information. You will notice an increase in interest the more your child delves into the pages of this book. Encourage your child to study without getting bored. Buy a copy today!

A Last Goodbye

A Last Goodbye
Author: Philip H. Pelly
Publsiher: novum pro Verlag
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2022-05-19
ISBN: 3991311690
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Last Goodbye Book Excerpt:

What are the chances that there really is life after death, and that we may meet our friends and loved ones again beyond the grave? What is the likelihood that a benevolent God has made this possible? The author approaches these questions in a way intended to intrigue and challenge even hardened sceptics by drawing together some of the mystifying discoveries of quantum physics (explained simply for non-scientists) and curious experiences from his own life which have had a profound effect on him. This is a book for anyone who is concerned about death, or who is interested in what must be one of the most fundamental questions in life: is death the end?

American Buddhist Rebel The Story of Rama Dr Frederick Lenz

American Buddhist Rebel  The Story of Rama   Dr  Frederick Lenz
Author: Liz Lewinson
Publsiher: Skye Pearl
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN: 098988998X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Buddhist Rebel The Story of Rama Dr Frederick Lenz Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Eric Hoffer and Benjamin Franklin awards, this biography presents the original, illuminating story of Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz (1950 - 1998), an enlightened teacher who became a best-selling author, taught American Buddhism to thousands of people, and served as an example of triumph over adversity. "This is definitely a book that changes your perspective on life for the better" --Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Benjamin Franklin Award Review "This fascinating biography captures the wisdom of a genuine, compelling teacher who combined absolute miracles with humor, fun and adventure." --Lynn V. Andrews, author of The Medicine Woman Series Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz was a teacher from an ancient lineage. He healed people. He filled large auditoriums with sparkling golden light. He made huge audiences shake with laughter as he filled them with luminosity and inner joy. He helped penniless students become helful, impeccable entrepreneurs. Omens of an "unusual, not special life" (Rama's words) began in 1953 when, as a toddler, he slipped into samadhi--a timeless state of immersion in infinite light--in his mother's garden. His journey continued after high school, when he flew from Connecticut to Kathmandu, Nepal with a homemade snowboard, seeking to snow-surf the highest mountains he could find. On his first downhill run, he plowed into an aged Buddhist monk who told the incredulous teen their meeting was destiny, that his past life enlightenment would return, and he would help millions of people. Upon his return to the U.S., he earned his Ph.D., began to teach on his own, and implemented new, American ways of placing Westerners on the path to enlightenment, beginning with higher and happier states of mind. As his own realization grew, the energy he emanated was like a huge, benevolent force. This true biography includes interviews and one on one stories from over 100 students and colleagues, each with a different perspective. Rama did not just speak about enlightenment; he modeled it. Compassionate, controversial, wise, prescient, reverent, irreverent, he is your Zen koan.

When It s Time to Say Goodbye

When It s Time to Say Goodbye
Author: Angela Garner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 1644111225
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When It s Time to Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

Practical guidance and compassionate support for pet owners before, during, and after the death of a beloved companion animal • Explores how best to prepare for the death of your pet, including recognizing changes in your animal’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more • Offers practical exercises and activities, such as what to discuss with the vet when euthanasia is anticipated, how to retain a center of inner calm when making decisions, and how to find the courage to say goodbye when the time comes • Addresses the emotional components of the bereavement process--fears beforehand, guilt and anger afterward--and offers advice on self-care throughout Our pets are members of our families. The death or separation from a beloved animal friend--whether anticipated or unexpected--can unleash a roller coaster of emotions. In this compassionate guide based on 20 years' experience helping individuals and teaching veterinary professionals, Angela Garner offers practical support and guidance to help you prepare for your pet’s death ahead of time, do your best by your animal friend when the time comes, and work through your grieving process afterward. The author explores how best to prepare for the death of your beloved pet, including recognizing changes in your pet’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more. She discusses natural death and euthanasia and offers exercises and activities to help you work through difficult issues, such as what to discuss with the vet and how to stay focused on your pet’s welfare when euthanasia is anticipated. Sharing her own experiences and those of others, she explores practices to help you cope with fears and overwhelming emotions, retain a center of inner calm when making crucial decisions, and find the courage to say goodbye when it is time. Angela Garner also addresses the different emotional components of the bereavement process--fears beforehand and guilt and anger afterward--and includes a compassionate discussion about children and pet loss as well as how to support a grieving companion animal in the family. Offering step-by-step support throughout, this guide brings hope and reassurance that, while grief may feel insurmountable, you will come out the other side to once again reengage with life.

War Stories

War Stories
Author: Lamar Underwood
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN: 1493029622
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Stories Book Excerpt:

A collection of great war stories! Here is a jumbo book of tales of courage and valor: 37 stories in all. * Our Classics and Greatest Stories series have a proven track record * Readers love tales of honor, courage, and valor * We have successfully re-launched the Greatest Stories series with Special Ops and Snipers * Unlike other books that focus on one war or conflict, this includes tales from more than 250 years of warfare in North America In War Stories, editor Lamar Underwood has pulled together some of the finest writings about war-fighting that capture readers imaginations. It includes legendary tales from the French and Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Great War, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq – more than 250 years of warfare from colonial times up through the present day. This unforgettable collection includes stories by: *Baron Manfred Von Richthofen *Christina Olds *Randy Zahn *Eddie Rickenbacker *William “Buffalo Bill” Cody *Stephen Crane *Michael Lee Lanning *Blake Stillwell *General Custer, and many others.

Goodbye Status Quo

Goodbye  Status Quo
Author: Joan Fallon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 1637630360
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Status Quo Book Excerpt:

In Goodbye, Status Quo, visionary scientist and leading entrepreneur Dr. Joan Fallon equips readers with the tools to overcome obstacles and become agents of change—as entrepreneurs, leaders, and individuals. In Goodbye, Status Quo, Dr. Joan Fallon equips her readers with the tools to be agents of change: as entrepreneurs, leaders, and individuals. No matter where you come from or who you are, you can be an agent of change. If you are setting out to change the world—great, she affirms—just keep in mind that change must start with you. As a company founder, Dr. Fallon faced many obstacles. Some of the greatest ones came from how other people saw her. A woman in her fifties with a warm, approachable manner, she didn’t fit the typical entrepreneur profile. Now as a respected business leader, doctor, and academic who sits on the boards of numerous non-profits and is frequently asked to mentor others, Joan is driven to share what she has learned and the perspectives that brought her success. She is also fascinated by the subject of change. What are the impediments that keep leaders and individuals from changing the world, or even just changing themselves, and how can they be overcome? What is it about you that holds you, your job, or your company back from changing? Joan Fallon believes that deductive reasoning in addition to the typical inductive reasoning and other science-based approaches allow us to move past the reactive responses that leave us stuck, unable to innovate and make change. Fear-based thinking rules in many sectors today—in business, politics, even relationships. And fear is the fundamental factor that holds us back from embracing change. Goodbye, Status Quo blends lessons from Joan’s own entrepreneurial experiences and scientific observations to give readers informative and actionable advice on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and making change. Each chapter offers pithy advice that taps into business, medicine, philosophy, and even baseball. No matter your background, experience, or personal struggles, you can change the world—if you are willing to first change yourself.

Beyond Goodbye

Beyond Goodbye
Author: Zoë Clark-Coates
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 1409185419
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Goodbye Book Excerpt:

Beyond Goodbye guides you through your darkest days of suffering and offers hope for your future... Grief can leave us feeling alone and lost in the world, not knowing where to turn for help. And yet grief is one of the few certainties in life - it is impossible to experience love without suffering loss. Leading grief expert Zoë Clark-Coates examines the different losses we may endure in our lives, and provides the much-needed support that helps you navigate your own path through loss. From losing loved ones - parents, partners, children, siblings, family members and friends - to answering the most common questions that are asked in this time of mourning and beyond, Zoe tackles topics that are rarely discussed but essential to address. Beyond Goodbye balances practical advice with personal stories and emotional support. It explores common myths around loss, and offers advice for those supporting the bereaved. Zoe's caring and compassionate guide includes a unique 60 day support plan to guide you on your way. Beyond Goodbye will be a beacon of hope to all who read it.

Goodbye Joy Hart

Goodbye  Joy Hart
Author: Donna Bender Hood
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-04-13
ISBN: 1796097810
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Joy Hart Book Excerpt:

When Duce Duchene is given the assignment to investigate the odd murder of an uninteresting financial advisor, he wonders why. It is after all the proper authorities in two states are conducting their investigations. He does not expect to become involved in an attempted murder and a heartbreaking scam.

Goodbye

Goodbye
Author: Bruce Jenkins
Publsiher: Frog Books
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781583941263
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Book Excerpt:

Goodbye combines biography with a son's discovery of his father. Gordon Jenkins, one of America's most significant musical figures throughout his 50-year career, collaborated with many of the major talents in postwar pop and jazz. Modest by nature, he rarely spoke of his accomplishments, and there was much to discover when, on account of his father's death in 1984, Bruce Jenkins began his research. Paralleling the story of Gordon Jenkins's personal life is a veritable history of popular music, featuring luminaries from Irving Berlin to Billie Holiday. This richly anecdotal biography relates a wealth of heretofore untold stories of his encounters with icons like Sinatra, who was uncharacteristically awestruck by him, and Judy Garland, whom only Jenkins could convince to go onstage when she was crippled with anxiety. A concluding chapter documents Jenkins's slow, difficult death from ALS, leaving readers with an unforgettable image of a legend dying with dignity and unexpected good humor.

Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents

Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents
Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2006-05-03
ISBN: 1452222509
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

This book provides readers with direction on how to organize psychoeducational groups while also helping them enhance skills for effectively leading such groups—all in one comprehensive volume! Offering an applied, pragmatic approach, author Janice L. DeLucia-Waack uniquely integrates research and practice to suggest valuable leadership strategies while addressing special issues such as children of divorce, anger management, bullying behaviors, and much more.

Saying Goodbye Love is Learning to Say Goodbye

Saying Goodbye  Love is Learning to Say Goodbye
Author: Mahima Martel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1304995267
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saying Goodbye Love is Learning to Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

A Last Goodbye

A Last Goodbye
Author: Dee Yates
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1788545117
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Last Goodbye Book Excerpt:

A heart-breaking saga set against the backdrop of World War 1, perfect for all fans of Katie Flynn. In a remote hill farm in beautiful Scotland, Ellen and her father Duncan are enjoying a peaceful life away from the belching mills and hustle and bustle of the growing towns. In time they're joined by rugged farmhand Tom, come to lend some muscle to Ellen's ageing father, who has begun to find sheep farming hard to manage alone. Almost inevitably romance grows between Ellen and the new arrival but once married however, Ellen discovers that Tom has a brutish side to his character. As war in Europe spreads, she begins to dream of him leaving for the trenches as a way for her to escape. Even with Tom fighting abroad however, the family can not hide from the realities of war as a group of POWs are brought to their valley to build a reservoir. And amongst the men, sworn enemies and shunned by all the locals, Ellen finds a gentler heart that she finds difficult to resist...

The Scinegue Trilogy

The Scinegue Trilogy
Author: S.R. Booth
Publsiher: S.R. Booth
Total Pages: 956
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scinegue Trilogy Book Excerpt:

A collection of the first three books in the Scinegue Series: The Secret, The Pledge, and The Forest. No one doubts there is evil in our world: Murder, theft, greed. But not many consider the source of that evil might walk among us. The Secret: Good and Evil have always been at war, and this time Evil might just win. One small mishap is about to change Billy Roth's life forever. Decoding information about a eugenics program currently in the works opens Billy's eyes to the fact that eugenics isn't a long-dead religion as many believe, it's alive and thriving, and with something truly evil backing it, this time it might just succeed. Billy and his wife Sarah are drawn right into the middle of the unfolding plot to destroy all imperfect people for reasons neither of them could have ever imagined--Billy is the product of a eugenics experiment! Billy and Sarah come across two distinct lines of thought when it comes to perfecting the world's population; one chooses to do all it can to improve humanity while the other is set to purge it. The Pledge: Scinegue's lead Protector, Mary Sinclair, has her hands full with the evil that is once again plaguing Scinegue, so the last thing she needs is an attraction to a man who knows nothing about true evil, demon cats, or Protectors. But that's exactly what she gets. Will he be a distraction that costs her her life? Or will they get a chance at happily-ever-after? If evil has its way, there will be no happily-ever-afters. The Forest: A wonderful invention becomes a potentially deadly trap. Billy Roth and the other Tops and Protectors work hard to release Bradley and Nicole from the Picture they've been locked within, while at the same time fighting the Darkness that has once again set Its sights on Scinegue. Christian Fiction suspense/supernatural

Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott  Illustrated
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publsiher: Delphi Classics
Total Pages: 9784
Release: 2013-11-17
ISBN: 1908909226
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Louisa May Alcott’s charming tales of ‘Little Women’ have delighted readers across the world since their 1868 publication, but she was also an author of sensational thrillers, humorous plays and perceptive poetry. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Louis May Alcott, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 3) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Alcott's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 12 novels published under Alcott’s name, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as LITTLE WOMEN are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Alcott's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Includes many rare sensation thrillers that Alcott wrote under the pen name A. M. Barnard, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Also includes Alcott’s complete poems for the first time in digital publishing * Rare non-fiction works, including Alcott’s memoir HOW I WENT OUT TO SERVICE * Features the bonus biography by Alcott enthusiast Ednah D. Cheney - discover Alcott's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with completely revised texts, rare poems and stories and many improvements. Please note: the two obscure novels A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE and THE INHERITANCE are still held under copyright and cannot appear in this collection. When they enter the public domain they will be added to the collection as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Little Women Series The Novels MOODS LITTLE WOMEN GOOD WIVES AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL LITTLE MEN WORK: A STORY OF EXPERIENCE EIGHT COUSINS ROSE IN BLOOM A MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES UNDER THE LILACS JACK AND JILL JO’S BOYS The Short Story Collections FLOWER FABLES THE RIVAL PAINTERS HOSPITAL SKETCHES ON PICKET DUTY AND OTHER TALES MORNING-GLORIES, AND OTHER STORIES WILL’S WONDER BOOK AUNT JO’S SCRAP-BAG SERIES 1-6 PROVERB STORIES; OR, KITTY’S CLASS DAY AND OTHER STORIES SPINNING-WHEEL STORIES LULU’S LIBRARY SERIES 1-3 SILVER PITCHERS: AND INDEPENDENCE A GARLAND FOR GIRLS THE CANDY COUNTRY THE ‘A. M. BARNARD’ THRILLERS The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays COMIC TRAGEDIES The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction HOW I WENT OUT TO SERVICE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS FROM THE HOUSE OF ALCOTT The Biography LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: HER LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS by Ednah D. Cheney Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

the real war will never get in the books

    the real war will never get in the books
Author: Louis P. Masur
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1995-07-13
ISBN: 9780199726868
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

the real war will never get in the books Book Excerpt:

"These thousands, and tens and twenties of thousands of American young men, badly wounded, all sorts of wounds, operated on, pallid with diarrhea, languishing, dying with fever, pneumonia, &c. open a new world somehow to me, giving closer insights, new things, exploring deeper mines than any yet, showing our humanity, (I sometimes put myself in fancy in the cot, with typhoid, or under the knife,) tried by terrible, fearfulest tests, probed deepest, the living soul's, the body's tragedies, bursting the petty bounds of art." So wrote Walt Whitman in March of 1863, in a letter telling friends in New York what he had witnessed in Washington's war hospitals. In this, we see both a description of war's ravages and a major artist's imaginative response to the horrors of war as it "bursts the petty bounds of art." In "...the real war will never get in the books", Louis Masur has brought together fourteen of the most eloquent and articulate writers of the Civil War period, including such major literary figures as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Henry Adams, and Louisa May Alcott. Drawing on a wide range of material, including diaries, letters, and essays, Masur captures the reactions of these writers as the war was waged, providing a broad spectrum of views. Emerson, for instance, sees the war "come as a frosty October, which shall restore intellectual & moral power to these languid & dissipated populations." African-American writer Charlotte Forten writes sadly of the slaughter at Fort Wagner: "It seems very, very hard that the best and noblest must be the earliest called away. Especially has it been so throughout this dreadful war." There are writings by soldiers in combat. John Esten Cooke, a writer of popular pre-Revolutionary romances serving as a Confederate soldier under J.E.B. Stuart, describes Stonewall Jackson's uniform: "It was positively scorched by sun--had that dingy hue, the product of sun and rain, and contact with the ground...but the men of the old Stonewall Brigade loved that coat." And John De Forest, a Union officer, describes facing a Confederate volley: "It was a long rattle like that which a boy makes in running with a stick along a picket-fence, only vastly louder; and at the same time the sharp, quiet whit-whit of bullets chippered close to our ears." And along the way, we sample many vivid portraits of the era, perhaps the most surprising of which is Louisa May Alcott's explanation of why she preferred her noon-to-midnight schedule in a Washington hospital: "I like it as it leaves me time for a morning run which is what I need to keep well....I trot up & down the streets in all directions, some times to the Heights, then half way to Washington, again to the hill over which the long trains of army wagons are constantly vanishing & ambulances appearing. That way the fighting lies, & I long to follow." With unmatched intimacy and immediacy, "...the real war will never get in the books" illuminates the often painful intellectual and emotional efforts of fourteen accomplished writers as they come to grips with "The American Apocalypse."