The Indifferent Stars Above

The Indifferent Stars Above
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN: 0061877255
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indifferent Stars Above Book Excerpt:

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat and Facing the Mountain comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier “An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” — Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

Summary of the Indifferent Stars Above

Summary of the Indifferent Stars Above
Author: Abookaday
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN: 9781539126225
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of the Indifferent Stars Above Book Excerpt:

Warning This is an independent addition to The Indifferent Stars Above, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. This review of The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party by Daniel James Brown provides a chapter by chapter detailed summary followed by an analysis and critique of the strengths and weaknesses of the book. The main theme explored in the book is how hope and the sheer will to survive are what drove the survivors of the Donner Party in 1847 to carry on. In telling the unbelievable story of what happened to the Donner Party as they attempted to travel west and were trapped in the Wasatch Mountains, the author narrows his focus by concentrating on the Graves family. By retelling the true events through a focused narrative perspective, the author is allowing the reader an inside look into what those people thought and felt, and ultimately, what drove them to make the hard choices to survive. Using data gathered from source documents, published histories, journal entries, and psychological research the author makes the case that the inevitable horrors that the Donner Party were forced to commit-most notably the cannibalism of their fellow travelers-were necessary. In fact, the author pushes this idea of survival to not only humanize and explain what they did, but also encourage the reader to understand that their hope and will drove them to carry on. In this way, he sees the story of the Donners not just as a tragedy, but also as a tale of hope. The central thesis of the work is that the saga of the Donners is one of the extremes of the American Dream. These people sought better lives for themselves and their families, and this is what drove them west. As they faced incomprehensible odds, and lost many of lives in the process, the survivors did what they had to in order to carry forward towards their dream. Despite what they endured, many of them did reach their American Dream. Daniel James Brown is largely a narrative nonfiction author. He was born in Berkeley, California and attended the University of California receiving a BA in English. He earned his masters at the same university and taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford for several years. He has written three critically acclaimed nonfiction novels, one of which, The Boys in the Boat, is set to be turned into a feature film. Available on PC, Mac, iphone, android, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2016 All Rights Reserved

The Indifferent Stars Above

The Indifferent Stars Above
Author: Daniel Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781615230372
Category: Brides
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indifferent Stars Above Book Excerpt:

A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.

The Collected Poems of W B Yeats

The Collected Poems of W  B  Yeats
Author: William Butler Yeats
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781853264542
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Poems of W B Yeats Book Excerpt:

Poetry.

Something that I read in a book W B Yeats s Annotations at the National Library of Ireland

   Something that I read in a book     W  B  Yeats   s Annotations at the National Library of Ireland
Author: Wayne K. Chapman
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-12
ISBN: 1638040036
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something that I read in a book W B Yeats s Annotations at the National Library of Ireland Book Excerpt:

This book is a resource to enable scholars and students in Yeats studies to explore the materials in his library, which, together with his unpublished papers and manuscripts, forms part of the writer’s archive in the National Library. Continuing from the first volume (Reading Notes), Volume II describes copies of books he wrote or edited solely in his name and subsequently revised or marked for other purposes, on occasion aided by his wife and others. This book could not have been written without the generous participation of the Yeats family over many years. Their legacy, now entrusted to the National Library, is robust and endless in potential. This book is about individual cases but also the building of an oeuvre.

The Boys in the Boat A Novel by Daniel James Brown Trivia On Books

The Boys in the Boat  A Novel by Daniel James Brown  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Boat A Novel by Daniel James Brown Trivia On Books Book Excerpt:

Trivia-on-Book: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Daniel James Brown’s book articulates the story of an oarsmen crew at the University of Washington and their ambitious goal to achieve a gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The team includes loggers, dockyard workers, and growers who have beaten the best competitors from eastern and British universities and then go on to beat the German rowers for Adolf Hitler. The skill and determination of the crew enchanted millions of Americans during the time of the Great Depression. Captivating and inspiring, The Boys in the Boat is a story that will move the hearts of generations to come. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

The Best Land Under Heaven The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

The Best Land Under Heaven  The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
Author: Michael Wallis
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 0871407701
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Land Under Heaven The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny Book Excerpt:

“A book so gripping it can scarcely be put down. . . . Superb.”— New York Times Book Review "WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!" In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada. We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. With The Best Land Under Heaven, Wallis has penned what critics agree is “destined to become the standard account” (Washington Post) of the notorious saga. Cutting through 160 years of myth-making, the “expert storyteller” (True West) compellingly recounts how the unlikely band of early pioneers met their fate. Interweaving information from hundreds of newly uncovered documents, Wallis illuminates how a combination of greed and recklessness led to one of America’s most calamitous and sensationalized catastrophes. The result is a “fascinating, horrifying, and inspiring” (Oklahoman) examination of the darkest side of Manifest Destiny.

The Boys in the Boat 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

The Boys in the Boat   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know
Author: G Whiz
Publsiher: GWhizBooks.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 1501471562
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Boat 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know Book Excerpt:

What are the amazing facts of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) The Boys in the Boat G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Facing The Mountain

Facing The Mountain
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 024135661X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing The Mountain Book Excerpt:

A PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF SPRING 2021 From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes the gripping untold story of one of the most heroic units that fought in World War II 'My favourite kind of history book: grippingly written, full of incredible drama, and focussing on individuals rather than numbers and statistics' James Holland On December 7th 1941, the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor. For many Americans, the surprise attack was a call to arms - but for the soldier sons of Japanese-American immigrant parents, it brought prejudice and scrutiny over where their loyalties lay. In Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown tells the unforgettable story of the Japanese-American men who volunteered for the US Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed incredible courage on the brutal battlefields of Europe. Achieving the impossible in often near-suicidal missions, including rescuing a 'lost battalion' surrounded by Nazis in the French mountains, the 442nd went on to become one of the most decorated units in US history. Yet at the same time, their parents were put in camps and stripped of their livelihoods, and an equally brave battle was being fought in the courtroom back home. A cinematic tour de force, Facing the Mountain puts a real-life band of brothers in the history books where they belong and reminds us that victory is rarely as simple as we think.

Visions and Revisions

Visions and Revisions
Author: Robert Burr,Barry Wallenstein
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-10-04
ISBN: 1551113252
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions and Revisions Book Excerpt:

This anthology takes a unique approach to the process of poetry. Each poem included in the book is followed by at least one earlier draft or version of that poem. The reader is thus able to explore the development of the poet’s vision and to make a variety of historical, aesthetic, and intellectual comparisons. The poets represented have been chosen both on the basis of the aesthetic strength of their work and on the grounds of the availability of previous versions of their work. The inclusion of a number of selections by poets ranging from Dickinson and Yeats to Larkin, Plath, and P.K. Page allows readers to focus in some depth on the work of these poets. Though the anthology makes no claim to present a selection fully representative of different eras, regions, or poetic styles, the inclusion of a miscellany as a final chapter adds a substantial measure of breadth to the anthology. Each chapter includes brief commentary by the editors, and questions follow each set of poems.

POEMS EVERY IRISHMAN S LIBRARY Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

POEMS   EVERY IRISHMAN S LIBRARY Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Author: William Butler Yeats
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN: 1433090910
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

POEMS EVERY IRISHMAN S LIBRARY Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Book Excerpt:

Under a Flaming Sky

Under a Flaming Sky
Author: Daniel Brown
Publsiher: Globe Pequot
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781592288632
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a Flaming Sky Book Excerpt:

Describes the devastating events of September 1894, when two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, and surrounding communities, trapping more than two thousand people when it engulfed the region, offering a dramatic re-creation of the catastrophe, which cost more than four hundred lives.

The Boys in the Boat Young Readers Adaptation

The Boys in the Boat  Young Readers Adaptation
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN: 0698197593
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Boat Young Readers Adaptation Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism. This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.

The Angel of History

The Angel of History
Author: Rabih Alameddine
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1472152360
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Angel of History Book Excerpt:

'A profoundly beautiful novel that infolds the political with the personal in unexpected and new ways . . . An extraordinary book' Neel Mukherjee, New Statesman, 'Books of the Year 2016' 'His stories take the reader into the labyrinth that is the mind . . . The Angel of History is digressive and daring' the Economist 'Alameddine has created a scintillating, original work whose moral complexity and detail of observation are wholly contemporary and entirely his own' Spectator Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives. 'Here is a book, full of story, unrepentantly political at every level. At a time when many western writers seem to be in retreat from saying anything that could be construed as political, Alameddine says it all, shamelessly, gloriously and, realised like his Satan, in the most stylish of forms' the Guardian

Decadent Verse

Decadent Verse
Author: Caroline Blyth
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0857288954
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decadent Verse Book Excerpt:

This volume is both an essential resource for undergraduates and graduates studying Victorian and Decadent literature and an instructive work for enthusiastic readers of verse. The wide span of the 1872–1900 epoch enables readers to appreciate in great depth the literary developments that led to the fin de siècle, unlike most studies of this period, which focus solely on the 1890s, with no relation to cultural and historical developments in the previous two important decades.

Selected Poems And Four Plays

Selected Poems And Four Plays
Author: William Butler Yeats
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-11-08
ISBN: 1451673752
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Poems And Four Plays Book Excerpt:

Since its first appearance in 1962, M. L. Rosenthal's classic selection of Yeats's poems and plays has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. This newly revised edition includes 211 poems and 4 plays. It adds The Words Upon the Window-Pane, one of Yeats's most startling dramatic works in its realistic use of a seance as the setting for an eerily powerful reenactment of Jonathan Swift's rigorous idealism, baffling love relationships, and tragic madness. The collection profits from recent scholarship that has helped to establish Yeats's most reliable texts, in the order set by the poet himself. And his powerful lyrical sequences are amply represented, culminating in the selection from Last Poems and Two Plays, which reaches its climax in the brilliant poetic plays The Death of Cuchulain and Purgatory. Scholars, students, and all who delight in Yeats's varied music and sheer quality will rejoice in this expanded edition. As the introduction observes, "Early and late he has the simple, indispensable gift of enchanting the ear....He was also the poet who, while very much of his own day in Ireland, spoke best to the people of all countries. And though he plunged deep into arcane studies, his themes are most clearly the general ones of life and death, love and hate, man's condition, and history's meanings. He began as a sometimes effete post-Romantic, heir to the pre-Raphaelites, and then, quite naturally, became a leading British Symbolist; but he grew at last into the boldest, most vigorous voice of this century." Selected Poems and Four Plays represents the essential achievement of the greatest twentieth-century poet to write in English.

Poems

Poems
Author: W. B. Yeats
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2022-05-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems Book Excerpt:

Poems is a collection by poet W.B. Yeats. These works of sumptuous splendor include Byzantium, The Wild Swans at Coole, Leda and the Swan and many more.

Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy

Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
Author: Juan Castano
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-07
ISBN: 1481799134
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy Book Excerpt:

Kata ton daimona eaytoy (???? ton ??????? ??????) is a phrase from the ancient Greek, a concept embraced by the stoicism that can be interpreted in many ways in the modern day. This philosophy is best perceived in the culture of Fin de sicle, which lasted from 1880s till around 1890s. It was considered a period of degeneration but also a period for a new beginning. The transition between a fact and the destruction of it to create a new reality. The term Fin de sicle is commonly applied to the French artists, but it also represents globally the "end of an era" and the beginning of a new one. Castano's dark poetry aims to achieve this concept, showing that even beauty has a dark side, in a hopeful attempt to make us appreciate it even more. When we know the whole of our reality, we know better what we have.

The Collected Poems of W B Yeats

The Collected Poems of W  B  Yeats
Author: Richard J. Finneran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 567
Release: 1991-04-30
ISBN: 1349125091
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Poems of W B Yeats Book Excerpt:

This volume provides accurate texts of all the poems by Yeats published in his lifetime or scheduled for publication as of his death on January 28, 1939, including those omitted from earlier collections.

The Poems

The Poems
Author: W.B. Yeats
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1991-04-30
ISBN: 1349125067
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poems Book Excerpt:

This new edition of The Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats includes all of the poems authorised for publication by Yeats in his lifetime. From skilful retellings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, these exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, nature and art stand in dramatic contrast to the sombre and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In the rich and recurrent imagery of the rose, the gyre and the tower the reader can trace Yeats's quest to unite intellect and artistry in a single compelling vision. Included in this edition are Yeats's notes complemented by explanatory notes from the esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J.Finneran.