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Flight to Arras

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The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When th ...

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  • Editeur: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547539606
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 168
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When the Germans first invaded France in May of 1940, the French Air Force had a mere fifty reconnaissance crews, twenty-three of which served in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Group II/33. After only a few days, seventeen of the crews in Saint-Exupéry’s unit had already perished. Flight to Arras is the harrowing story of a single mission over the French town of Arras, an endeavor Saint-Exupéry realized the futility of even as he witnessed it unfolding. Filled with tension, emotion, philosophy, and historical detail, and penned by a master storyteller, this extraordinary memoir serves as a record of a little-known chapter of the Second World War, and an unforgettable portrait of the brave souls who fought despite desperate odds.


The Ottomans

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This major new history of the Ottoman dynasty reveals a diverse empire that straddled East and West. The Ottoman Empire has long been depicted as the Islam ...

  • L'auteur : Marc David Baer
  • Editeur: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 1541673778
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 560
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This major new history of the Ottoman dynasty reveals a diverse empire that straddled East and West. The Ottoman Empire has long been depicted as the Islamic, Asian antithesis of the Christian, European West. But the reality was starkly different: the Ottomans’ multiethnic, multilingual, and multireligious domain reached deep into Europe’s heart. Indeed, the Ottoman rulers saw themselves as the new Romans. Recounting the Ottomans’ remarkable rise from a frontier principality to a world empire, historian Marc David Baer traces their debts to their Turkish, Mongolian, Islamic, and Byzantine heritage. The Ottomans pioneered religious toleration even as they used religious conversion to integrate conquered peoples. But in the nineteenth century, they embraced exclusivity, leading to ethnic cleansing, genocide, and the empire’s demise after the First World War. The Ottomans vividly reveals the dynasty’s full history and its enduring impact on Europe and the world.


Saint-exupery

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From a master biographer, the life story of the daring French aviator who became one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors Antoine de Saint-Exup ...

  • L'auteur : Stacy Schiff
  • Editeur: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0307798399
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 522
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From a master biographer, the life story of the daring French aviator who became one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors Antoine de Saint-Exupéry disappeared at age forty-four during a reconnaissance flight over southern France. At the time he was best known for a career of daring flights over the Sahara, the Pyrenees, and Patagonia and for his contributions to the science of aviation. But the solitary hours he spent above the earth in open cockpit airplanes gave birth to a more famous legacy, a series of enchanting, autobiographical novels and the classic story The Little Prince, still the most translated book in the French language. An impoverished aristocrat from one of France's oldest families, Saint-Exupéry moved at age twenty-seven to the western Sahara Desert, to live alone in a plank shack and manage the way station for the Aéropostale, the French mail service. His careers as a novelist and an aviator were born here, and his life once he returned to Europe was defined--with brilliant and catastrophic results--by the sense of isolated fascination and curiosity he developed in the desert. In this definitive biography, Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff reveals an intrepid and unconventional life that rivals the best adventure stories.


The Little Prince

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A NEW TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE Meet the Little Prince, a young fellow who hails from a tiny, distant planet. He loves to watch ...

  • L'auteur : Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473558360
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 112
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A NEW TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE Meet the Little Prince, a young fellow who hails from a tiny, distant planet. He loves to watch sunsets and look after his flower, to ask questions and to laugh. And now here he is on Earth, appearing out of nowhere in the middle of the desert, looking for a friend. The friend he finds is the narrator of this story – a pilot who has crash landed and is in grave danger of dying of thirst. The Little Prince might be just a boy but he can help our pilot. Because he understands the really important things in life – things like flowers, stars, a drink of water or laughing. Many grown-ups have lost sight of what matters and children have to remember to be tolerant towards them. But adult or child, very silly or very wise, this story is for you. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read a letter from master storyteller and translator of this book Michael Morpurgo!


The Little Prince

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First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The ...

  • L'auteur : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,General Press
  • Editeur: GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 9387669661
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 136
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.


The Pilot and the Little Prince

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Peter Sís's remarkable biography The Pilot and the Little Prince celebrates the author of The Little Prince, one of the most beloved books in the world. A ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Sís
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 1466869526
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 48
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Peter Sís's remarkable biography The Pilot and the Little Prince celebrates the author of The Little Prince, one of the most beloved books in the world. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot—and that was when his adventures began. He found a job delivering mail by plane, which had never been done before. He and his fellow pilots traveled to faraway places and discovered new ways of getting from one place to the next. Antoine flew over mountains and deserts. He battled winds and storms. He tried to break aviation records, and sometimes he even crashed. From his plane, Antoine looked down on the earth and was inspired to write about his life and his pilot-hero friends in memoirs and in fiction. A Frances Foster Book This title has Common Core connections.


A Guide for Grown-ups

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A delightful collection of inspiring quotations from the mind of Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, author of The Little Prince. “One sees clearly only with the ...

  • L'auteur : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547540124
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 108
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1807
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Détails: A delightful collection of inspiring quotations from the mind of Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, author of The Little Prince. “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters—“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”—offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance.


The Tale of the Rose

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In the spring of 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry left his wife, Consuelo, to return to the war in Europe. Soon after, he disappeared while flying a reconna ...

  • L'auteur : Consuelo de Saint-Exupery
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588360121
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the spring of 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry left his wife, Consuelo, to return to the war in Europe. Soon after, he disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France. Neither his plane nor his body was ever found. The Tale of the Rose is Consuelo’s account of their extraordinary marriage. It is a love story about a pilot and his wife, a man who yearned for the stars and the spirited woman who gave him the strength to fulfill his dreams. Consuelo Suncin Sandoval de Gómez and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry met in Buenos Aires in 1930—she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a childlike appetite for danger. She was frail and voluble, exotic and capricious. Within hours of their first encounter, he knew he would have her as his wife. Their love affair and marriage would take them from Buenos Aires to Paris to Casablanca to New York. It would take them through periods of betrayal and infidelity, pain and intense passion, devastating abandonment and tender, poetic love. Several times in the course of their marriage they would go their separate ways, but always they would return. The Tale of the Rose is the story of a man of extravagant dreams, and of the woman who was his muse, the inspiration for the Little Prince’s beloved rose—unique in all the world—whom he could not live with and could not live without. Written on Long Island in a quiet spell of reconciliation, The Little Prince was Antoine’s greatest gift to the woman he never stopped loving, the only child to emerge from their union. The Tale of the Rose is Consuelo’s reply—the love letter she never could write to her husband—a fable of its own, just as magical, poetic, and tragic as The Little Prince. Praise for The Tale of the Rose “We find in these pages all the tenderness and patience, but also the tenacity, of a woman who loves. Consuelo does not seek to explain or even to understand her husband, she accepts him and leads him to what he must be. . . . Written with a strong and authentic voice, The Tale of the Rose is a book to read for its strength of character, and for the adventure that it offers.”—Elle


The Little Prince Family Storybook

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The release of the film The Little Prince, adapted from the masterpiece by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and produced by Mark Osborne, offers a publisher the c ...

  • L'auteur : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Editeur: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0544931823
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 64
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1941
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Détails: The release of the film The Little Prince, adapted from the masterpiece by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and produced by Mark Osborne, offers a publisher the chance to shed new light on this universal work. The delicate stop-motion animation used in the feature film, created by cutting and animating pieces of paper, sets the stage for a poetic re-reading of this timeless classic. Both young and old are able to relate to the story of the little prince and discover for themselves that “the only way to see is with one’s heart.”


Running the Amazon

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The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fier ...

  • L'auteur : Joe Kane
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307809900
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1330
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Détails: The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage.


Shifting Sands

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"We had no vehicle. We didn't know how or if we could continue heading south. I was in a vast, seemingly endless desert. I didn't know when or if we'd make ...

  • L'auteur : Steve Donahue
  • Editeur: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1609943872
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "We had no vehicle. We didn't know how or if we could continue heading south. I was in a vast, seemingly endless desert. I didn't know when or if we'd make it to the other side. I didn't even know where the other side was. It wasn't in Algeria. I knew that much. Was it in Niger? Where does the Sahara actually end?" We live in a culture, Donahue writes, which loves "climbing mountains." We want to see the peak, map out a route, and follow it to the top. Sometimes this approach works, but not always, particularly when we are enduring a personal crisis-divorce, job loss, addiction, illness, or death. We may not know exactly where we are going, how to get there, or even how we'll know we've arrived. And it's not just in times of crisis. There are many deserts in our lives, situations with no clear paths or boundaries. Finding a job is usually a mountain, but changing careers can be a desert. Having a baby is a mountain, especially for the mom. But raising a child is a desert. Battling cancer is a mountain. Living with a chronic illness is a desert. In the desert, we need to follow different rules than we follow when conquering a mountain. We need to be more intuitive, more patient, more spontaneous. Donahue outlines six "rules of desert travel" that will help us discover our direction by wandering, find our own personal oases, and cross our self-imposed borders. "The sun appears like a silent explosion, a slow motion fireworks display dazzling the volcanic crags of the Hoggar. I stand up and walk to the path and begin descending to Klaus' car. I've made my decision. Tallis and I will travel, somehow, to Agadez. I don't have a logical explanation for my decision or a plan to get to the last oasis. I know I am on the right journey-I am following my compass." Shifting Sands shows us how to slow down, reflect, and embrace the changes of life graciously, naturally, and courageously.


Above

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“Reeled out with the chilling calmness of a Hitchcock film, Above haunts as it illuminates. Deftly told, this tale of human resilience in the face of mad ...

  • L'auteur : Isla Morley
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476735646
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “Reeled out with the chilling calmness of a Hitchcock film, Above haunts as it illuminates. Deftly told, this tale of human resilience in the face of madness is a horror classic for our times” (Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe). Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promising and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom. Above is a riveting tale of resilience in which “stunning” (Daily Beast) new literary voice Isla Morley compels us to imagine what we would do if everything we had ever known was taken away. Like the bestselling authors of Room and The Lovely Bones before her, Morley explores the unthinkable with haunting detail and tenderly depicts our boundless capacity for hope.


Wind, Sand and Stars

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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account ...

  • L'auteur : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Editeur: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0547546726
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 396
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Détails: Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.


Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories

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By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories showcases nine incomparable stories from master conjuror Alger ...

  • L'auteur : Algernon Blackwood
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101157151
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories showcases nine incomparable stories from master conjuror Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny spiritual forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland between fantasy, awe, wonder, and horror. Here Blackwood displays his best and most disturbing work-including "The Willows," which Lovecraft singled out as "the single finest weird tale in literature"; "The Wendigo"; "The Insanity of Jones"; and "Sand." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Wind, Sand and Stars with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analy ...

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  • Editeur: BrightSummaries.com
  • ISBN: 280628810X
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Nombre de pages: 40
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Unlock the more straightforward side of Wind, Sand and Stars with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which is a memoir of the author’s life as a pilot, and the struggles that he and his friends faced. Paying homage to these friends, he recounts their experiences, from crashing their plane in the Andes to rescuing a slave from Moorish rebels, all while providing thought-provoking philosophical views on life and death. The novel has won many awards, including the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française, one of France’s most prestigious literary prizes. Saint-Exupéry’s works have been translated into over 250 languages and continue to be well-loved decades after his death. Find out everything you need to know about Wind, Sand and Stars in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Blue Distances

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BLUE DISTANCES depicts the three main characters, Jordis, an artist, Solange, a writer, and Hunter, a pilot and former U.S. Marine, meeting for the first t ...

  • L'auteur : Jarlon Magee
  • Editeur: America Star Books
  • ISBN: 1683944313
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: BLUE DISTANCES depicts the three main characters, Jordis, an artist, Solange, a writer, and Hunter, a pilot and former U.S. Marine, meeting for the first time in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hunter is instantly fascinated and attracted by Jordis. Hunter finds that the two ladies are former New Yorkers, now living in Santa Barbara, California. This meeting will change the lives of all three players, in ways they would never have anticipated. BLUE DISTANCES is, at its heart, a love-story, with underpinnings of the pain of unrequited love; the players interact with each other only to find that life gets in the way of their inner-most dreams and ambitions…The story will arc from its beginnings in Santa Fe and Santa Barbara, California, to the distant shores of Sorrento, Italy.


Niche Tourism

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Niche Tourism examines one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism sector. This book provides an integrated picture of speciality/niche tourism as ...

  • L'auteur : Marina Novelli
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113637616X
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Niche Tourism examines one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism sector. This book provides an integrated picture of speciality/niche tourism as a whole looking at both the 'macro' and 'micro' niche area. It has a comprehensive theoretical framework, and discusses initiatives, policies and strategies adopted internationally. With an emphasis on linking theory to practice, it is underpinned by up-to-date international case studies from around the world. Divided into 3 parts, it covers a variety of aspects under the headings of special interest tourism, tradition and culture base tourism and activity-based tourism.


A Dawn Like Thunder

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One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in help ...

  • L'auteur : Robert J. Mrazek
  • Editeur: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316040983
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 560
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 618
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Détails: One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. Thirty-five American men -- many flying outmoded aircraft -- changed the course of the war, going on to become the war's most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history. Mrazek paints moving portraits of the men in the squadron, and exposes a shocking cover-up that cost many lives. Filled with thrilling scenes of battle, betrayal, and sacrifice, A Dawn Like Thunder is destined to become a classic in the literature of World War II.


The Desert

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From endless sand dunes and prickly cacti to shimmering mirages and green oases, deserts evoke contradictory images in us. They are lands of desolation, bu ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Welland
  • Editeur: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1780233892
  • Genre: Nature
  • Nombre de pages: 232
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From endless sand dunes and prickly cacti to shimmering mirages and green oases, deserts evoke contradictory images in us. They are lands of desolation, but also of romance, of blistering Mojave heat and biting Gobi cold. Covering a quarter of the earth’s land mass and providing a home to half a billion people, they are both a physical reality and landscapes of the mind. The idea of the desert has long captured Western imagination, put on display in films and literature, but these portrayals often fail to capture the true scope and diversity of the people living there. Bridging the scientific and cultural gaps between perception and reality, The Desert celebrates our fascination with these arid lands and their inhabitants, as well as their importance both throughout history and in the world today. Covering an immense geographical range, Michael Welland wanders from the Sahara to the Atacama, depicting the often bizarre adaptations of plants and animals to these hostile environments. He also looks at these seemingly infertile landscapes in the context of their place in history—as the birthplaces not only of critical evolutionary adaptations, civilizations, and social progress, but also of ideologies. Telling the stories of the diverse peoples who call the desert home, he describes how people have survived there, their contributions to agricultural development, and their emphasis on water and its scarcity. He also delves into the allure of deserts and how they have been used in literature and film and their influence on fashion, art, and architecture. As Welland reveals, deserts may be difficult to define, but they play an active role in the evolution of our global climate and society at large, and their future is of the utmost importance. Entertaining, informative, and surprising, The Desert is an intriguing new look at these seemingly harsh and inhospitable landscapes.


Smolder

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"I have to say that I had to calm down at the ending!!! This is an exceptional story! Penelope Fletcher is fearless. The world building is unparalleled. Th ...

  • L'auteur : Penelope Fletcher
  • Editeur: Stephenson & Fletcher
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 312
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "I have to say that I had to calm down at the ending!!! This is an exceptional story! Penelope Fletcher is fearless. The world building is unparalleled. This is her best book by far and I loved all of the others. The love triangle is engrossing but it is clear who it has to be and I am rooting for that one!! I have to say I generally do not go for stories with triangles but her writing is so good she had me from the moment the Dragon exploded!" ~ Linda, US Wounded, a dragon drops from the sky to crash in front of Marina in an explosion of fire. She does the only reasonable thing a woman can do - she saves his life. Marina knows any moment may be her last, yet she cannot deny the connection between her and the alluring creature. When fierce dragon lords appear and lead a dangerous assassin to their hiding place, the truth about her dragon is unveiled. The consequences of falling for a creature gifts Marina wonders never before seen in this world. Fantasy romance with dragon shapeshifters.


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