Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 568 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9789198577815

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is unquestionably the most famous dystopian novel of all times. Written in the year of 1948, the author swapped the last two digits while describing a future totalitarian society where the minds, attitudes and actions of the subjects are thoroughly scrutinized by the "Thought Police", suspected dissidents tracked down and where the worship of the mythical party leader Big Brother is forced upon the masses. The low-ranking party member Winston Smith begins secretly to question the whole system and initiates a forbidden love affair with another party member.

1984 Book
Score: 4.5
From 82 Ratings

1984


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547249643

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1984 Excerpt :

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

The Ministry of Truth Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Ministry of Truth


  • Author : Dorian Lynskey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385544061

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The Ministry of Truth Excerpt :

"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.

Urban Forestry  1984 May 1987 Book

Urban Forestry 1984 May 1987


  • Author : Jayne T. MacLean
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Urban forestry
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951002954241Y

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Bulletin Book

Bulletin


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1928
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951P00234517Q

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Glory Days Book

Glory Days


  • Author : L. Jon Wertheim
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328637246

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Glory Days Excerpt :

A rollicking guided tour of one extraordinary summer, when some of the most pivotal and freakishly coincidental stories all collided and changed the way we think about modern sports The summer of 1984 was a watershed moment in the birth of modern sports when the nation watched Michael Jordan grow from college basketball player to professional athlete and star. That summer also saw ESPN's rise to media dominance as the country's premier sports network and the first modern, commercialized, profitable Olympics. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird's rivalry raged, Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe reigned in tennis, and Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon made pro wrestling a business, while Donald Trump pierced the national consciousness as a pro football team owner. It was an awakening in the sports world, a moment when sports began to morph into the market-savvy, sensationalized, moneyed, controversial, and wildly popular arena we know today. In the tradition of Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927, L. Jon Wertheim captures these 90 seminal days against the backdrop of the nostalgia-soaked 1980s, to show that this was the year we collectively traded in our ratty Converses for a pair of sleek, heavily branded, ingeniously marketed Nikes. This was the year that sports went big-time.

The Handmaid s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

The Handmaid s Tale


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307264602

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The Handmaid s Tale Excerpt :

A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. 25,000 first printing.

Holy Bible Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Holy Bible


  • Author : Zondervan Publishing House
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-21
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 1005
  • ISBN 10 : 0310411009

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Holy Bible Excerpt :

The NIV Church Bible is ideal as a quality pew Bible, but is also perfect for home study or for your church. It includes the complete text of the NIV translation, printed on high-quality paper inside a durable binding. Features include:* Complete NIV text with subject headings and translators' footnotes* Easy-to-read double-column format* Durable black hardcover binding with gold stamping

Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141992358

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

The first ever graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell's timeless dystopia Winston Smith, an outwardly obedient citizen of Airstrip One, dreams secretly of truth and freedom - but his rebellion will come at a terrible cost. George Orwell's dark masterpiece has enthralled readers for over seventy years. Now the dystopian world of Big Brother, telescreens, the Thought Police and Room 101 is vividly brought to new life in this first ever graphic novel adaptation, illustrated by acclaimed artist Fido Nesti.