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A stillness heard round the world: the end of the Great War, November 1918 by Stanley Weintraub
The great war and the shaping of the 20th century by Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett
Paris 1919: six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan
With our backs to the wall: victory and defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
The whip by Karen Kondazian. Based on the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer of her daughter.
The movie rights have been purchased for M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. wonderful book about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. Tom is a WW I veteran, one of the 'lucky ones', he has lost a limb nor his mind but he deliberately seeks the solitude of an island off Australia. He meets and marries, Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple
miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead
man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the
baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire. Similar books are:
The sandcastle girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The orchardist: a novel by Amanda Coplin
The secret keeper: a novel by Kate Morton
The house I loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
To conquer hell: the Meuse-Argonne, 1918 by Edward G. Lengel
Verdun: the longest battle of the Great War by Paul Jankowski
Castles of steel: Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at sea by Robert K. Massie
Yanks: the epic story of the American Army in World War I by John S.D. Eisenhower with Joanne Thompson Eisenhower
It's that time of year again: Shark Week is here! Get in on all of the fintastic action with some of these great books and DVDs all about these mysterious and amazing animals. Whether you are a Shark Week veteran or a first timer these reads will leave you hungry for more.
The blacktip reef shark by Sara Green
Bluntnose sixgill sharks and other strange sharks by Rachel Lynette
A daredevil's guide to swimming with sharks by Amie Jane Leavitt
Sharks by Kris Hirschmann
Whale shark by Anders Hanson ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./Reading Specialist
The Mangle Street murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
The end of your life book club by Will Schwalbe
The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari L. Goldman
Far gone by Laura Griffin
The African Queen [videodisc] by a Romulus-Horizon production
All quiet on the western front [videodisc] by a Universal -International presentation
The big parade [videodisc] by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation ; story by Laurence Stallings ; director, King Vidor
Darling Lili [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures presents
The dawn patrol [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents
A farewell to arms [videodisc] by Paramount
Four sons [videodisc] by William Fox presents a John Ford production ; adapted by Philip Klein