From Here to Eternity Book

From Here to Eternity


  • Author : J.E. Smyth
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838715861

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From Here to Eternity Excerpt :

From Here to Eternity (1953) is one of the most controversial films of its time. Adapted from James Jones's bestselling novel, the landmark blockbuster deals frankly with adultery, military corruption, physical abuse, racism and murder, and traces the unhappy lives of five American outsiders in the last days before Pearl Harbor. Made at the height of the Cold War and Hollywood's anticommunist purges, director Fred Zinnemann, writer Daniel Taradash and producer Buddy Adler defied military and industry pressure to censor the material. Exploring the film's full production history and drawing upon archival documents and rare interviews with cast and crew, J. E. Smyth provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the film many industry insiders thought couldn't be made. This special edition features original cover artwork by Eda Akaltun.

From Here to Eternity Book

From Here to Eternity


  • Author : James Jones
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978-12
  • Genre: Boxers (Sports)
  • Pages : 821
  • ISBN 10 : 0380003384

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From Here to Eternity Excerpt :

Winner of the National Book Award, this novel of courage, violence, and passion was the basis of the famous film starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra. This first book in James Jones's epic WW II trilogy follows the lives of the men and women stationed in Diamond Head, Hawaii, on the eve of the attack on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

From Here to Eternity Book
Score: 5
From 16 Ratings

From Here to Eternity


  • Author : James Jones
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812984316

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From Here to Eternity Excerpt :

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED EDITION • THE WORLD WAR II MASTERPIECE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE READ • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company’s boxing team, he gets “the treatment” that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he’s risking his career to have an affair with his commanding officer’s wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: The Army is their heart and blood—and, possibly, their death. This new edition features an Afterword by George Hendrick, a James Jones scholar, who discusses the novel’s origin and eventual censorship at the hands of its first publisher. Now the original language has at last been restored to the most important American novel to come out of World War II. From Here to Eternity re-creates the authentic soldier experience and captures, like nothing else, the honor and savagery of man. Foreword by William Styron “A work of genius.”—Saturday Review “Extraordinary and utterly irresistible . . . a compelling and compassionate story.”—Los Angeles Times “A blockbuster of a book . . . raw and brutal and angry.”—The New York Times “Ferocious . . . the most realistic and forceful novel I’ve read about life in the army.”—The New Yorker

From Here to Eternity  Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393249903

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From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Excerpt :

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 561 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-28
  • Genre: Satire
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198829195

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

From Eternity to Here Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

From Eternity to Here


  • Author : Sean Carroll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-01-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101152157

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From Eternity to Here Excerpt :

A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward? Time moves forward, not backward—everyone knows you can’t unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today’s hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself—a period modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child’s play. Carroll’s scenario is not only elegant, it’s laid out in the same easy-to- understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net. From Eternity to Here uses ideas at the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explore how properties of spacetime before the Big Bang can explain the flow of time we experience in our everyday lives. Carroll suggests that we live in a baby universe, part of a large family of universes in which many of our siblings experience an arrow of time running in the opposite direction. It’s an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time. Watch a Video

The Pistol Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Pistol


  • Author : James Jones
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453215494

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The Pistol Excerpt :

As Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor, an army private commits a simple crime that will change his life forever Richard Mast is a misfit in the infantry unit at Pearl Harbor. A bright mind in a sea of grunts, his only joy on the morning of December 7, 1941, is that today he has guard duty, which means he gets to carry a pistol. Usually reserved only for officers, the close-quarters weapon is coveted by every man in the infantry for its beauty and the sense of strength it gives the wearer. Mast intends to return the gun at the end of his shift—until the Japanese Navy intervenes. Turmoil erupts when the first bombs fall, and as the Army scrambles to organize its response to the swarm of enemy aircraft, Mast decides to hang on to the weapon, becoming a criminal on the day his country most needs heroes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Internment Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Internment


  • Author : Samira Ahmed
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316522663

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Internment Excerpt :

An instant New York Times bestseller! "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Fahrenheit 451 Book
Score: 4
From 2,209 Ratings

Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743247221

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Fahrenheit 451 Excerpt :

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Edge of Eternity Book
Score: 3
From 49 Ratings

Edge of Eternity


  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1120
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698160576

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Edge of Eternity Excerpt :

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,022 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Sum Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Sum


  • Author : David Eagleman
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143172772

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Sum Excerpt :

Sum is a stunning exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered- each presented as a vignette that offers a lens through which to see ourselves here and now. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. The stories in Sum are rooted in romance, science, and awe: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at new and exciting angles.

Guide Me to Eternity Book

Guide Me to Eternity


  • Author : Christine Tuttle Monsen
  • Publisher : Mother Wove the Morning
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 1562362151

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The Thin Red Line Book

The Thin Red Line


  • Author : James Jones
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453215678

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The Thin Red Line Excerpt :

With “shattering prose,” the New York Times–bestselling author of From Here to Eternity captures the intense combat in the battle of Guadalcanal (San Francisco Chronicle). In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. James Jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Iqbal Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

Iqbal


  • Author : Francesco D'Adamo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1439106789

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Iqbal Excerpt :

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.