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Marking The Hours

Marking the Hours PDF
Author: Eamon Duffy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117141
Size: 78.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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PT 3: Catholic books in a Protestant world.

Odd Hours

Odd Hours PDF
Author: Dean Ray Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553591703
Size: 43.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 413
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Haunted by dreams of a powerful red tide, Odd Thomas, accompanied by two otherworldly sidekicks, is drawn to a small California coastal town, where nothing is as it appears and where he confronts overwhelming and sinister forces out to stop his quest.

The Hours

The Hours PDF
Author: Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429957948
Size: 24.97 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace. The Hours is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

61 Hours

61 Hours PDF
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440339537
Size: 26.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL • “Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Reacher books.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. . . . Chances are you’ll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish.”—Entertainment Weekly A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses. Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman he’ll risk his life to save. “Masterful . . . a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense.”—The Providence Journal “Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle. . . . This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?”—Booklist (starred review) “Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher’s next appearance.”—The Miami Herald

Furious Hours

Furious Hours PDF
Author: Casey Cep
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110197205X
Size: 20.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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This "superbly written true-crime story" (Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review) masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members, but with the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative assassinated him at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend himself. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more trying to finish the book she called The Reverend. Cep brings this remarkable story to life, from the horrifying murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of our most revered writers.

Marking Time

Marking Time PDF
Author: Edward Town
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300254105
Size: 13.17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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An engaging, encyclopedic account of the material world of early modern Britain as told through a unique collection of dated objects The period from 1500 to 1800 in England was one of extraordinary social transformations, many having to do with the way time itself was understood, measured, and recorded. Through a focused exploration of an extensive private collection of fine and decorative artworks, this beautifully designed volume explores that theme and the variety of ways that individual notions of time and mortality shifted. The feature uniting these more than 450 varied objects is that each one bears a specific date, which marks a significant moment—for reasons personal or professional, religious or secular, private or public. From paintings to porringers, teapots to tape measures, the objects—and the stories they tell—offer a vivid sense of the lived experience of time, while providing a sweeping survey of the material world of early modern Britain.

Twilight Hours

Twilight Hours PDF
Author: Sarah Williams
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 35.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Christian poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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The Missing Hours

The Missing Hours PDF
Author: Julia Dahl
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250083737
Size: 21.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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From the critically acclaimed author of Invisible City and Conviction, The Missing Hours is a novel about obsession, privilege, and the explosive consequences of one violent act. From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman class. But look closer, and things are messier: her parents are separating, she’s just been humiliated by a sleazy documentary, and her sister is about to have a baby with a man she barely knows. Claudia starts the school year resolved to find a path toward something positive, maybe even meaningful – and then one drunken night everything changes. Reeling, her memory hazy, Claudia cuts herself off from her family, seeking solace in a new friendship. But when the rest of school comes back from spring break, Claudia is missing. Suddenly, the whole city is trying to piece together the hours of that terrible night.

Marking Time

Marking Time PDF
Author: Nicole R. Fleetwood
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067491922X
Size: 65.34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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"A powerful document of the inner lives and creative visions of men and women rendered invisible by America’s prison system. More than two million people are currently behind bars in the United States. Incarceration not only separates the imprisoned from their families and communities; it also exposes them to shocking levels of deprivation and abuse and subjects them to the arbitrary cruelties of the criminal justice system. Yet, as Nicole Fleetwood reveals, America’s prisons are filled with art. Despite the isolation and degradation they experience, the incarcerated are driven to assert their humanity in the face of a system that dehumanizes them. Based on interviews with currently and formerly incarcerated artists, prison visits, and the author’s own family experiences with the penal system, Marking Time shows how the imprisoned turn ordinary objects into elaborate works of art. Working with meager supplies and in the harshest conditions—including solitary confinement—these artists find ways to resist the brutality and depravity that prisons engender. The impact of their art, Fleetwood observes, can be felt far beyond prison walls. Their bold works, many of which are being published for the first time in this volume, have opened new possibilities in American art. As the movement to transform the country’s criminal justice system grows, art provides the imprisoned with a political voice. Their works testify to the economic and racial injustices that underpin American punishment and offer a new vision of freedom for the twenty-first century."

Four Hours Of Fury

Four Hours of Fury PDF
Author: James M. Fenelon
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1501179381
Size: 71.99 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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“Compellingly chronicles one of the least studied great episodes of World War II with power and authority…A riveting read” (Donald L. Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Masters of the Air) about World War II’s largest airborne operation—one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi Germany. On the morning of March 24, 1945, more than two thousand Allied aircraft droned through a cloudless sky toward Germany. Escorted by swarms of darting fighters, the armada of transport planes carried 17,000 troops to be dropped, via parachute and glider, on the far banks of the Rhine River. Four hours later, after what was the war’s largest airdrop, all major objectives had been seized. The invasion smashed Germany’s last line of defense and gutted Hitler’s war machine; the war in Europe ended less than two months later. Four Hours of Fury follows the 17th Airborne Division as they prepare for Operation Varsity, a campaign that would rival Normandy in scale and become one of the most successful and important of the war. Even as the Third Reich began to implode, it was vital for Allied troops to have direct access into Germany to guarantee victory—the 17th Airborne secured that bridgehead over the River Rhine. And yet their story has until now been relegated to history’s footnotes. In this viscerally exciting account, paratrooper-turned-historian James Fenelon “details every aspect of the American 17th Airborne Division’s role in Operation Varsity...inspired” (The Wall Street Journal). Reminiscent of A Bridge Too Far and Masters of the Air, Four Hours of Fury does for the 17th Airborne what Band of Brothers did for the 101st. It is a captivating, action-packed tale of heroism and triumph spotlighting one of World War II’s most under-chronicled and dangerous operations.

Eight Perfect Hours

Eight Perfect Hours PDF
Author: Lia Louis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982135948
Size: 72.72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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“I read Eight Perfect Hours in one sitting, in four perfect hours, because I couldn’t bear to put it down without knowing the ending. Lia Louis has become a must-buy author for me.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans. From the acclaimed author of the “swoon-worthy…rom-com” (The Washington Post) Dear Emmie Blue. On a snowy evening in March, thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence. With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louis’s “bold, standout voice” (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate.

Marking Modern Times

Marking Modern Times PDF
Author: Alexis McCrossen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022601486X
Size: 62.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 255
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In Marking Modern Times, Alexis McCrossen relates how the American preoccupation with time led people from across social classses to acquire watches and clocks.

One Day

One Day PDF
Author: Gene Weingarten
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: 0399185836
Size: 10.84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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A journalist pulls a random day in history from a hat to see if he can make a worthwhile news story from what happened. The result is One Day, a deeply illuminating and affecting exploration of the quiet dramas and human interaction that make a seemingly insignificant day - December 28th, 1986 - into an important, poignant part of American history.

Three Hours

Three Hours PDF
Author: Rosamund Lupton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780241374511
Size: 51.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Blizzards
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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In a rural English village in the middle of a snowstorm, the unthinkable happens - the school is under siege. From the wounded headmaster barricaded in the library, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the terrified 8-year-old Syrian refugee, to the kids sheltering in the school theatre still rehearsing Macbeth, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and try to save the people they love.

Short Horologion

Short Horologion PDF
Author: Rev. Michael Mar Melchizedek
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537356648
Size: 58.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 36
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The Liturgy of the Hours or Canonical Hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is an official set of prayers marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer.

Speak The Graphic Novel

Speak  The Graphic Novel PDF
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466897872
Size: 24.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.