Everybody Behaves Badly Book
Score: 3.5
From 75 Ratings

Everybody Behaves Badly


  • Author : Lesley Blume
  • Publisher : Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0544276000

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Everybody Behaves Badly Excerpt :

An account of the making of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises, " the larger-than-life people that inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world

Fallout Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Fallout


  • Author : Lesley M.M. Blume
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982128517

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Fallout Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb—potentially saving millions of lives. Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. The cover-up intensified as Occupation forces closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing leaks about the horrific long-term effects of radiation which would kill thousands during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked—until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the story secret—even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published “Hiroshima” in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the hellish new threat that America had unleashed. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war partly because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved—and can still save—the world.

Everybody Behaves Badly Book
Score: 3.5
From 75 Ratings

Everybody Behaves Badly


  • Author : Lesley M. M. Blume
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544237179

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The New York Times bestseller. “Fiendishly readable . . . a deeply, almost obsessively researched biography of a book.”—The Washington Post In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip’s maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway’s legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume’s vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess. “Totally captivating, smartly written, and provocative.”—Glamour “[A] must-read . . . The boozy, rowdy nights in Paris, the absurdities at Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls and the hungover brunches of the true Lost Generation come to life in this intimate look at the lives of the author’s expatriate comrades.”—Harper’s Bazaar “A fascinating recreation of one of the most mythic periods in American literature—the one set in Paris in the ’20s.”—Jay McInerney

Everybody Was So Young Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Everybody Was So Young


  • Author : Amanda Vaill
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544268944

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New York Times Bestseller: “A marvelously readable biography” of the couple and their relationships with Picasso, Fitzgerald, and other icons of the era (The New York Times Book Review). Wealthy Americans with homes in Paris and on the French Riviera, Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the very center of expatriate cultural and social life during the modernist ferment of the 1920s. Gerald Murphy—witty, urbane, and elusive—was a giver of magical parties and an acclaimed painter. Sara Murphy, an enigmatic beauty who wore her pearls to the beach, enthralled and inspired Pablo Picasso (he painted her both clothed and nude), Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The models for Nicole and Dick Diver in Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, the Murphys also counted among their friends John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Fernand Léger, Archibald MacLeish, Cole Porter, and a host of others. Far more than mere patrons, they were kindred spirits whose sustaining friendship released creative energy. Yet none of the artists who used the Murphys for their models fully captured the real story of their lives: their Edith Wharton childhoods, their unexpected youthful romance, their ten-year secret courtship, their complex and enduring marriage—and the tragedy that struck them, when the world they had created seemed most perfect. Drawing on a wealth of family diaries, photographs, letters and other papers, as well as on archival research and interviews on two continents, this “brilliantly rendered biography” documents the pivotal role of the Murphys in the story of the Lost Generation (Los Angeles Times). “Often considered minor Lost Generation celebrities, the Murphys were in fact much more than legendary party givers. Vaill’s compelling biography unveils their role in the European avant-garde movement of the 1920s; Gerald was a serious modernist painter. But Vaill also shows how their genius for friendship and for transforming daily life into art attracted the most c

Paris Without End Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Paris Without End


  • Author : Gioia Diliberto
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0062108832

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“A bittersweet modern love story [that] reads as easily as a novel.” —Vogue “Fascinating. . . . A detailed, grittier portrait of the woman Hemingway loved and left.” —Newsday Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway were the golden couple of Paris in the twenties, the center of an expatriate community boasting the likes of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and James and Nora Joyce. In this haunting account of the young Hemingways, Gioia Diliberto explores their passionate courtship, their family life in Paris with baby Bumby, and their thrilling, adventurous relationship—a literary love story scarred by Hadley’s loss of the only copy of Hemingway’s first novel and ultimately destroyed by a devastating ménage à trois on the French Riviera. Compelling, illuminating, poignant, and deeply insightful, Paris Without End provides a rare, intimate glimpse of the writer who so fully captured the American imagination and the remarkable woman who inspired his passion and his art—the only woman Hemingway never stopped loving.

Let s Bring Back Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Let s Bring Back


  • Author : Lesley M. M. Blume
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452103501

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Let s Bring Back Excerpt :

The Huffington Post 's Let's Bring Back. . . " columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past."

Ernest Hemingway Book

Ernest Hemingway


  • Author : James M. Hutchisson
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780271079547

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Ernest Hemingway Excerpt :

To many, the life of Ernest Hemingway has taken on mythic proportions. From his romantic entanglements to his legendary bravado, the elements of Papa’s persona have fascinated readers, turning Hemingway into such an outsized figure that it is almost impossible to imagine him as a real person. James Hutchisson’s biography reclaims Hemingway from the sensationalism, revealing the life of a man who was often bookish and introverted, an outdoor enthusiast who revered the natural world, and a generous spirit with an enviable work ethic. This is an examination of the writer through a new lens—one that more accurately captures Hemingway’s virtues as well as his flaws. Hutchisson situates Hemingway’s life and art in the defining contexts of the women he loved and lost, the places he held dear, and the specter of mental illness that haunted his family. This balanced portrait examines for the first time in full detail the legendary writer’s complex medical history and his struggle against clinical depression. The first major biography of Hemingway in over twenty years, this monumental achievement provides readers with a fresh, comprehensive look at one of the most acclaimed authors of the twentieth century.

Hemingway  The Paris Years Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Hemingway The Paris Years


  • Author : Michael Reynolds
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-05-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393345261

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Hemingway The Paris Years Excerpt :

The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafés or at the feet of Gertrude Stein. These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights at Pamplona.

The Sun Also Rises Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Sun Also Rises


  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : DIGITAL FIRE
  • Release Date : 2022-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9789354992223

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The Sun Also Rises Excerpt :

First published in 1926, ‘The Sun Also Rises’ is Ernest Hemingway’s first novel and a classic example of his spare but influential writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Based on Hemingway's experiences, it is the story of a group of American and English expatriates living in Paris who take an excursion to Pamplona, Spain. The novel has forever associated Hemingway with bullfights and the running of the bulls. This powerful work of modern fiction, filled with memorable characters and universal themes, is summarized in this volume, which is enhanced by thought-provoking critical extracts and focused biographical details. The novel helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters


  • Author : Lesley M. M. Blume
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375849183

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Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters Excerpt :

Eleven-year-old Cornelia is the daughter of two world-famous pianists—a legacy that should feel fabulous, but instead feels just plain lonely. She surrounds herself with dictionaries and other books to isolate herself from the outside world. But when a glamorous neighbor named Virginia Somerset moves next door with her servant Patel and a mischievous French bulldog named Mister Kinyatta, Cornelia discovers that the world is a much more exciting place than she had originally thought. An unforgettable story of friendship and adventure that takes readers around the world and back again, Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters is a dazzling first novel by Lesley M. M. Blume.

Papa Hemingway Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Papa Hemingway


  • Author : A. E. Hotchner
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504051156

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An intimate, joy-filled portrait and New York Times bestseller, written by one of Hemingway’s closest friends: “It is hard to imagine a better biography” (Life). In 1948, A. E. Hotchner went to Cuba to ask Ernest Hemingway to write an article on “The Future of Literature” for Cosmopolitan magazine. The article never materialized, but from that first meeting at the El Floridita bar in Havana until Hemingway’s death in 1961, Hotchner and the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning author developed a deep and abiding friendship. They caroused in New York City and Rome, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, hunted in Idaho, and fished the waters off Cuba. Every time they got together, Hemingway held forth on an astonishing variety of subjects, from the art of the perfect daiquiri to Paris in the 1920s to his boyhood in Oak Park, Illinois. Thankfully, Hotchner took it all down. Papa Hemingway provides fascinating details about Hemingway’s daily routine, including the German army belt he wore and his habit of writing descriptive passages in longhand and dialogue on a typewriter, and documents his memories of Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, and many of the twentieth century’s most notable artists and celebrities. In the literary icon’s final years, as his poor health began to affect his work, Hotchner tenderly and honestly portrays Hemingway’s valiant attempts to beat back the depression that would lead him to take his own life. Deeply compassionate and highly entertaining, this “remarkable” New York Times bestseller “makes Hemingway live for us as nothing else has done” (The Wall Street Journal).

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition


  • Author : Jamie McGuire
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476719078

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Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition Excerpt :

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

The Man Who Wasn t There Book

The Man Who Wasn t There


  • Author : Richard Bradford
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755634361

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The Man Who Wasn t There Excerpt :

Ernest Hemingway was an involuntary chameleon, who would shift seamlessly from a self-cultivated image of hero, aesthetic radical, and existential non-conformist to a figure made up at various points of selfishness, hypocrisy, self-delusion, narcissism and arbitrary vindictiveness. Richard Bradford shows that Hemingway's work is by parts erratic and unique because it was tied into these unpredictable, bizarre features of his personality. Impressionism and subjectivity always play some part in the making of literary works. Some authors try to subdue them while others treat them as the essentials of creativity but they endure as a ubiquitous element of all literature. They are the writer's private signature, their authorial fingerprint. In this ground-breaking and intensely revealing new biography, including previously unpublished letters from the Hemingway archives, Richard Bradford reveals how Hemingway all but erased his own existence through a lifetime of invention and delusion, and provides the reader with a completely new understanding of the Hemingway oeuvre.

Under Kilimanjaro Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Under Kilimanjaro


  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 0873388453

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Under Kilimanjaro Excerpt :

Offers a complete reading text of the last of Ernest Hemingway's manuscripts to be published in its entirety.

Historic Photos of Ernest Hemingway Book

Historic Photos of Ernest Hemingway


  • Author : James Plath
  • Publisher : Historic Photos
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 1596525169

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Historic Photos of Ernest Hemingway Excerpt :

Presents biographical text and historic photographs of American novelist Ernest Hemingway.