The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 1408837668
Category: Country life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer Before the War Book Excerpt:

East Sussex, 1914. It's the end of England's idyllic Edwardian summer and Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the pretty coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent sabre rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more free thinking - and attractive - than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape, and the colourful characters that populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha's reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 0679644644
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer Before the War Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A novel to cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal . . . a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community.”—The Washington Post The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won’t come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking—and attractive—than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha’s reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war. Praise for The Summer Before the War “What begins as a study of a small-town society becomes a compelling account of war and its aftermath.”—Woman’s Day “This witty character study of how a small English town reacts to the 1914 arrival of its first female teacher offers gentle humor wrapped in a hauntingly detailed story.”—Good Housekeeping “Perfect for readers in a post–Downton Abbey slump . . . The gently teasing banter between two kindred spirits edging slowly into love is as delicately crafted as a bone-china teacup. . . . More than a high-toned romantic reverie for Anglophiles—though it serves the latter purpose, too.”—The Seattle Times

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN: 1683780507
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Summer Before the War is a novel that follows the inhabitants of a small English town through the onset of World War I. Its protagonist, Beatrice Nash, is a young woman who was recently orphaned. In the summer of 1914, she moves to Rye to escape the clutches of the oppressive relatives who administer her inheritance. Over the next few months, as she establishes herself as a Latin teacher, the war slowly drains the town of its vitality. Through Rye’s decline, despite hardships and sadness, Beatrice undergoes a period of positive personal growth. On the evening of Beatrice’s arrival in Rye, Agatha Kent and her nephews, Hugh Grange and Daniel Bookham, are at home awaiting their guest. Agatha is eager to meet the teacher she has championed in the face of the hiring committee’s reluctance to hire a woman… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Summer Before the War: Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 9780385677066
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New York Times-bestselling author Helen Simonson returns with a splendid historical novel full of the same wit, romance and insight into the manners and morals of small-town British life as her beloved Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. It's the summer of 1914 and life in the sleepy village of Rye, England is about to take an interesting turn. Agatha Kent, a canny force for progress, is expecting an unusual candidate to be the school's Latin teacher: Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good breeding in search of a position after the death of her father. (Never has there been a woman Latin teacher.) Agatha's nephews, meanwhile, have come to spend the summer months, as always, both with dreams of their own: Daniel, the poet, to publish a literary journal in Paris, and Hugh, to graduate from medical studies and marry his surgeon's daughter thus inheriting a lucrative practice. But then Hugh is sent to pick up Beatrice from the train station and life, of course, changes. As with Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, the quintessential English village becomes the stage on which entrenched tradition, class, ignorance, family ties and love play out. Here, these characters and others we come to love and root for become characters we hope and pray for when the shadow of the Great War looms ever closer to home.

Beyond Marx and Other Entries

Beyond Marx and Other Entries
Author: David Gleicher
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 9004352503
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Marx and Other Entries Book Excerpt:

Beyond Marx and Other Entries explores deep areas of semiotics, joined with economics, anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy and political science, even Franz Kafka's literary works. These are communicated by entries, based primarily on Gleicher’s actual blog Looking through the crack from 2013 to 2017.

The Summer Before the Summer of Love

The Summer Before the Summer of Love
Author: Marly A. Swick
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004-04-01
ISBN: 9780803293182
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The ten stories in this collection explore the intimate dynamics of parents and children, friends and lovers, and husbands and wives. The characters stand on unstable ground and coexist with unpleasant truths: a grown son drives his mother to the abortion clinic; two girls go on a road trip to a Beatles concert with their divorced mother; three recently single women try to purge the past with a garage sale; a father moves into his daughter?s group house in Berkeley. Grappling with loss and disappointment, struggling to become whole again or for the first time, her characters pass like ghosts through their own lives, seeking to understand, imperfectly and belatedly, where they?ve come from and what might have been.

Prague

Prague
Author: Arthur Phillips
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-09-17
ISBN: 1588362833
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prague Book Excerpt:

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, The Egyptologist, and Angelica. A first novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune—financial, romantic, and spiritual—in an exotic city newly opened to the West. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague, where the atmospheric decay of post–Cold War Europe is even more cinematically perfect, have it better. Still, they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making. What they actually find is a deceptively beautiful place that they often fail to understand. What does it mean to fret about your fledgling career when the man across the table was tortured by two different regimes? How does your short, uneventful life compare to the lives of those who actually resisted, fought, and died? What does your angst mean in a city still pocked with bullet holes from war and crushed rebellion? Journalist John Price finds these questions impossible to answer yet impossible to avoid, though he tries to forget them in the din of Budapest’ s nightclubs, in a romance with a secretive young diplomat, at the table of an elderly cocktail pianist, and in the moody company of a young man obsessed with nostalgia. Arriving in Budapest one spring day to pursue his elusive brother, John finds himself pursuing something else entirely, something he can’t quite put a name to, something that will draw him into stories much larger than himself. With humor, intelligence, masterly prose, and profound affection for both Budapest and his own characters, Arthur Phillips not only captures his contemporaries but also brilliantly renders the Hungary of past and present: the generations of failed revolutionaries and lyric poets, opportunists and profiteers, heroes and storytellers.

Baseball and Other Matters in 1941

Baseball and Other Matters in 1941
Author: Robert W. Creamer
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9780803264069
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baseball and Other Matters in 1941 Book Excerpt:

"This is a baseball book, but whether Creamer intended it or not, it's much, much more."-Sports Illustrated. "[Creamer] recalls this momentous year in baseball and world history. He reprises Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, Ted Williams's .406 batting average, Hank Greenberg and the draft, the furious Dodgers-Cardinals pennant fight, and the ensuing World Series. All this is portrayed against the looming U.S. entry into World War II."-Library Journal. Robert W. Creamer, one of the best and most perceptive writers on baseball, remembers the baseball-and other matters-of 1941 in a tribute to the game that is also part memoir. Creamer was a long-time writer and editor at Sports Illustrated. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the following Bison Books: Stengel: His Life and Times, Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat, Jocko, and The Quality of Courage.

Judith Abram

Judith   Abram
Author: Henrietta Stein
Publsiher: Henrietta Stein
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN: 9198535021
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judith Abram Book Excerpt:

Judith and Abram Popinski were lovers who survived the Holocaust. These are their true stories. They met in the Lodz ghetto in 1941. When the ghetto was emptied in 1944, they each began a long journey to Auschwitz and through a series of other extermination and labour camps. Finally they were rescued in April 1945 and reunited in Sweden that summer. There they built a new life together. These are their own stories. That we survived was pure luck, both say. It took many miracles to stay alive, and the miracles were far too few in the ghetto and the extermination camps, Abram concluded. Judith writes that she was born twice, the first time in Lodz in 1923 and the second time in 1945 when the Swedish Red Cross buses picked her up in Ravensbrück. In the early 1990s, they began to reach out to schools as Eyewitnesses of the Holocaust and over the years met thousands of students and their teachers and told them about their experiences. Both used to end their story with the words: "After all, we had a good life together in Sweden". Their daughter Henrietta did not know what they had been through until she was an adult. In her afterword, Henrietta Stein reflects on what it has meant to grow up and live with the silence surrounding her parents' experiences.

Summer Before the Dark

Summer Before the Dark
Author: Volker Weidermann
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1782272372
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer Before the Dark Book Excerpt:

A dazzling portrait of Zweig and Roth, and a community of intellectual exiles, during the extraordinary summer of 1936. It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time. Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen, who find themselves in limbo while Europe gazes into an abyss of fascism and war. Among them is Stefan Zweig, a man in crisis: his German publisher has shunned him, his marriage is collapsing, his house in Austria no longer feels like home. Along with his lover Lotte, he seeks refuge in this paradise of promenades and parasols, where he reunites with his estranged friend Joseph Roth. For a moment, they create a fragile haven; but as Europe begins to crumble around them, they find themselves trapped on an uncanny kind of holiday, watching the world burn. The award-winning writer and literary critic Volker Weidermann was born in Germany in 1969, and studied political science and German language and literature in Heidelberg and Berlin. He is the cultural editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and lives in Berlin.

Collections of the Maine Historical Society

Collections of the Maine Historical Society
Author: Maine Historical Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Local history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publications

Publications
Author: Prince Society (Boston, Mass.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Summer Before the Storm

The Summer Before the Storm
Author: Gabriele Wills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2011-01
ISBN: 9780973278057
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer Before the Storm Book Excerpt:

It's the Age of Elegance in the summer playground of the affluent and powerful. Amid the pristine, island-dotted lakes and pine-scented forests of the Canadian wilderness, the young and carefree amuse themselves with glittering balls and friendly competitions. The summer of 1914 promises to be different when the ambitious and destitute son of a disowned heir joins his wealthy family at their cottage on Wyndwood Island. Through Jack's introduction into the privileged life of the aristocratic Wyndhams and their social circle, he seeks opportunities and alliances to better himself, including in his schemes, his beautiful and audacious cousin, Victoria. But their charmed lives begin to unravel with the onset of the Great War, in which many are destined to become part of the "lost generation." This richly textured tale takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from romantic moonlight cruises to the horrific sinking of the Lusitania, from regattas on the water to combat in the skies over France, from extravagant mansions to deadly trenches - from innocence to nationhood. The Summer Before The Storm, the first of the epic "Muskoka Novels," evokes a gracious, bygone era that still resonates in this legendary land of lakes.

Baseball in 41

Baseball in  41
Author: Robert W. Creamer
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780140169430
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baseball in 41 Book Excerpt:

A celebration the best baseball seasons in history discusses DiMaggio's fifty-six-game hitting streak, Ted Williams's .406 batting average, the Yankees classic World Series, and such baseball personalities as Lefty Grove, Bobby Feller, and Hank Greenberg. Reprint.

History of the state during the war and the lives of her generals

History of the state during the war  and the lives of her generals
Author: Whitelaw Reid
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1116
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ohio
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Co operative News

The Co operative News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cooperation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Preliminary Economic Studies of the War

Preliminary Economic Studies of the War
Author: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of Economics and History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 710
Release: 1919
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN: 0812981227
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Book Excerpt:

Written with a delightfully dry sense of humour and the wisdom of a born storyteller, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand explores the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of family obligation and tradition. When retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, he is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century. Brought together by a shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship on the cusp of blossoming into something more. But although the Major was actually born in Lahore, and Mrs. Ali was born in Cambridge, village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as a permanent foreigner. The Major has always taken special pride in the village, but will he be forced to choose between the place he calls home and a future with Mrs. Ali?

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: Large Print Press
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781594134449
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller, A #1 Indie Next Pick -- Welcome to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills and thatched cottages. There Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life valuing the things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.

Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 866
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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