All Rivers Run to the Sea Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

All Rivers Run to the Sea

  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307760081

All Rivers Run to the Sea Excerpt :

In this first volume of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust's martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity. With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. "From the abyss of the death camps Wiesel has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement." --From the citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

All Rivers Flow to the Sea Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

All Rivers Flow to the Sea

  • Author : Alison McGhee
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763664084

All Rivers Flow to the Sea Excerpt :

"McGhee writes confidently as one who remembers the ordinariness of adolescence as well as its angst . . . and compellingly creates a protagonist blindsided by loss." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) For seventeen-year-old Rose, it keeps happening — the car crash. The car crash that put her sister, Ivy, in a coma with only a respirator keeping her alive. While Rose tries to find support from her reticent mother, distraction from the series of boys she meets at the town’s gorge at night, and empathy from her neighbor William T., what she really needs must come from within herself — a release of what’s been welling up inside. Heartrending, honest, and ultimately hopeful, this is the tale of a teenager overwhelmed by trauma and loss, yet steadied by loyal friendship and the solace of first love.

All Rivers Run Free Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

All Rivers Run Free

  • Author : Natasha Carthew
  • Publisher : RiverRun
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786488619

All Rivers Run Free Excerpt :

'Raw, passionate, hallucinatory. Reading All Rivers Run Free was to be lured by an edgy siren voice of fierce womanhood' Rachel Holmes A woman on the edge of the sea finds a girl on the edge of life. Brittle but not yet broken, Ia Pendilly ekes out a fierce life in a caravan on the coast of Cornwall. In years of living with Bran - her embattled, battering cousin and common law husband - she's never yet had her own baby. So when she discovers the waif washed up on the shore, Ia takes the risk and rescues her. And the girl, in turn, will rescue something in Ia - bringing back a memory she's lost, giving her the strength to escape, and leading her on a journey downriver. It will take her into the fringes of a society she's shunned, collapsed around its own isolation. It will take her through a valley ravaged by floods, into a world not too far from reckoning. It will take her in search of her sister, and the dark remembrance of their parting. It will take her, break her, remake her, in the shapes of freedom. Natasha Carthew is a startling new voice from beyond the limits of common urban experience. She tells a tale of marginalisation and motherhood in prose that crashes like waves on rocks; rough, breathless and beautiful.

And the Sea Is Never Full Book

And the Sea Is Never Full

  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307764096

And the Sea Is Never Full Excerpt :

As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try to mitigate the victims' solitude." He makes words his weapon, and in these pages we relive with him his unstinting battles. We see him meet with world leaders and travel to regions ruled by war, dictatorship, racism, and exclusion in order to engage the most pressing issues of the day. We see him in the Soviet Union defending persecuted Jews and dissidents; in South Africa battling apartheid and supporting Mandela's ascension; in Cambodia and in Bosnia, calling on the world to face the atrocities; in refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia as an emissary for President Clinton. He chastises Ronald Reagan for his visit to the German military cemetery at Bitburg. He supports Lech Walesa but challenges some of his views. He confronts Francois Mitterrand over the misrepresentation of his activities in Vichy France. He does battle with Holocaust deniers. He joins tens of thousands of young Austrians demonstrating against renascent fascism in their country. He receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Through it all, Wiesel remains deeply involved with his beloved Israel, its leaders and its people, and laments its internal conflicts. He recounts the behind-the-scenes events that led to the establishment of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He shares the feelings evoked by his return to Auschwitz, by his recollections of Yitzhak Rabin, and by his memories of his own vanished family. This is the magnificent finale of a historic memoir.

When the Rivers Run Dry Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

When the Rivers Run Dry

  • Author : Fred Pearce
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807085868

When the Rivers Run Dry Excerpt :

In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications for us all.

Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea Book

Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea

  • Author : Marie Munkara
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857987280

Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea Excerpt :

A heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving memoir from a fearlessly talented writer Delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River by her two full-blood grandmothers, Marie Munkara was born with light skin which meant one thing - it would only be a matter of time before she would be taken by the authorities and given to a white family to be raised. Then twenty-eight years later an old baptismal card falling out of a book changed the course of her life forever. It was a link to her past. Knowing that she had to follow her heart or forever live to regret it Marie set out to find the family that she had lost, leaving her strict white Catholic parents aghast - why dig up the past? With devastating honesty, humour and courage, the award-winning author of Every Secret Thing shares her extraordinary journey of discovery to find her origins.

Where Rivers Run Book

Where Rivers Run

  • Author : Gary McGuffin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 1550463144

Where Rivers Run Excerpt :

Over 2 years and 6,000 miles newlywed Gary and Joanie McGuffin went from the Gulf of St Lawrence on the Atlantic to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic to fulfill a dream of traveling from sea to sea by canoe.

All Rivers to the Sea Book

All Rivers to the Sea

  • Author : Bodie Thoene
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2001-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0785266224

All Rivers to the Sea Excerpt :

Kate and Joseph struggle to survive under English rule and the horrors of the Irish potato famine. Reprint.

One Generation After Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

One Generation After

  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805242966

One Generation After Excerpt :

Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.

Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China Book

Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China

  • Author : Alan Baumler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317235880

Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China covers the evolution of Chinese society from the roots of the Republic of China in the early 1900s until the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The chapters in this volume explain aspects of the process of revolution and how people adapted to the demands of the revolutionary situation. Exploring changes in political leadership, as well as transformation in culture, it compares the differences in experiences in urban and rural areas and contrasts rapid changes, such as the war with Japan and Communist ‘liberation’ with evolutionary developments, such as the gradual redefinition of public space. Taking a comprehensive approach, the themes covered include: • War, occupation and liberation • Religion and gender • Education, cities and travel. This is an essential resource for students and scholars of Modern China, Republican China, Revolutionary China and Chinese Politics.

Messengers of God Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Messengers of God

  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476737676

Messengers of God Excerpt :

Elie Wiesel’s classic look at Job and seven other Biblical characters as they grapple with their relationship with God and the question of his justice. “Wiesel has never allowed himself to be diverted from the role of witness for the martyred Jews and survivors of the Holocaust, and by extension for all those who through the centuries have asked Job's question: ‘What is God doing and where is His justice?’ Here in a masterful series of mythic portraits, drawing upon Bible tales and the Midrashim (a body of commentary), Wiesel explores ‘the distant and haunting figures that molded him’: Adam, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Job. With the dramatic invention of a Father Mapple and the exquisite care of a Talmudic scholar, Wiesel interprets the wellsprings of Jewish religious tradition as the many faces of man’s greatness facing the inexplicable. In an intimate relationship with God it is possible to complain, to demand. Adam and Eve in sinning “cried out” against the injustice of their entrapment; Cain assaulted God rather than his brother; and Abraham's agreement to sacrifice his son placed the burden of guilt on Him who demanded it. As for Job, Wiesel concludes that he abdicated his defiance as did the confessing Communists of Stalin’s time to ‘underline the implausibility’ of his trial, and thus become the accuser. Wiesel’s concern with the imponderables of fate seems to move from strength to strength” (Kirkus Reviews).

Open Heart Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Open Heart

  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805212587

Open Heart Excerpt :

A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time. Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces, and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage, children, and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and for the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God—where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world’s tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice gives us a luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets, and abiding faith of a remarkable man. Translated from the French by Marion Wiesel

Second Generation Voices Book

Second Generation Voices

  • Author : Alan L. Berger
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 0815606818

Second Generation Voices Excerpt :

Heirs to the legacy of Auschwjtz, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators have always been thought of as separated by fear and anger, mistrust and shame. This groundbreaking study provides a forum for expression in which each group reflects candidly upon the consuming burdens and challenges it has inherited. In these intensely personal and frequently dramatic pieces, understandable differences surface. The Jewish second generation is unified by a search for memory and family. Their German counterparts experience the opposite. Yet surprising common ground is revealed. Each group emerges out of households where, for vastly different reasons, the Holocaust was not mentioned. Each struggles to break this barrier of silence. Each has witnessed the continued survival of parents and must grapple with living in households haunted by denial. And each knows it is his or her charge to shape the Holocaust for future generations. To be sure, there is disagreement among the groups about the need for-or wisdom of-dialogue. Yet Second Generation Voices boldly engenders authentic grounds for discussion. Issues such as guilt, anger, religious faith, and accountability are explored in deeply felt poems, essays, and narratives. Jew and German alike speak openly of forming and affirming their own identities, reconnecting with roots, and working through their own "psychological Holocaust."

Night Book
Score: 4.5
From 293 Ratings


  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0374534756

Night Excerpt :

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's seminal work.

The Colorado River Book

The Colorado River

  • Author : Jonathan Waterman
  • Publisher : Westcliffe Pub
  • Release Date : 2010-10-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 1565796462

The Colorado River Excerpt :

Follows the Colorado River's 1450-mile journey from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to its dried-up delta touching the Sea of Cortez, discussing its historical, geographical, and environmental significance.