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A Town Like Alice

By Nevil Shute
  • ISBN Code: : 0307476979
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-town-like-alice.pdf

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Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

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A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.

Narrating the Nation

By Stefan Berger,Linas Eriksonas,Andrew Mycock
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1845458656
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 784
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Book Short Summary:

A sustained and systematic study of the construction, erosion and reconstruction of national histories across a wide variety of states is highly topical and extremely relevant in the context of the accelerating processes of Europeanization and globalization. However, as demonstrated in this volume, histories have not, of course, only been written by professional historians. Drawing on studies from a number of different European nation states, the contributors to this volume present a systematic exploration, of the representation of the national paradigm. In doing so, they contextualize the European experience in a more global framework by providing comparative perspectives on the national histories in the Far East and North America. As such, they expose the complex variables and diverse actors that lie behind the narration of a nation.

When Eagles Dared

By Howard Hughes
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 085772150X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 267
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Book Short Summary:

When Eagles Dared is a salute to the men and women who participated in World War II and the filmmakers who have immortalised their stories on screen. It tells both the story of the historical events of this first truly 'world war' and of the films that have depicted these events - comparing the cinematic myth with the historical reality - as a guide to history through cinema. When Eagles Dared portrays the people who participated in the war, from the evacuation of the Allied forces from France at Dunkirk through to the battle for Berlin and beyond. Each chapter discusses a theatre of war, an event, a campaign or battle by explaining the historical events as they unfold and then examines how filmmakers have represented them. Chapters discuss the war in the skies (Battle of Britain and The Dam Busters), the sea (Sink the Bismarck! and The Cruel Sea) and the North African desert (The Battle of El Alamein and Tobruk). There are 'special mission' movies including Where Eagles Dare and The Dirty Dozen, classic tales of ingenuity (The Great Escape), valour (Saving Private Ryan), and human endurance (The Bridge on the River Kwai). Offering a unique view of war through the lenses of over 150 diverse films that have shaped our perceptions of the conflict, When Eagles Dared is illustrated with rare stills and posters from this ever popular genre.

Late Storms for Darwin

By John C. Gleason
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483620743
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 639
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Book Short Summary:

A light aircraft crashes in stormy weather on a desert island. Castaways include Dr. Jack Vague, the infamous UN Anthropologist from 1973 to 1989 until he was fired for ineptitude, lechery, drug-taking, corruption and most notably, insulting the Ayatollah Khomeini. Its primitive as can be when the true reason for the plane crash is revealed. Deadly conflict ensues as Bob the pilot, Sue Tran (caterer), Mr. Korda (mining executive) and his wife, a post-op transvestite nun (Sister Mary who becomes Ann) and an Aboriginal lad (Chirp) and Yousef, the Afghan smuggler all have to try to survive against the elements, and sinister human design.