This Boy s Life

This Boy s Life
Author: Tobias Wolff
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0802198600
Available:
Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

Boy s Life

Boy s Life
Author: Robert McCammon
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9781453231562
Available:
Release: 2011-10-18
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

This Boy s Life

This Boy s Life
Author: Tobias Wolff
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0747546010
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Bloomsbury Pub Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A memoir of a young boy's unusual travels with his mother. The author recreates his boyhood experiences, relating how he and his mother travelled throughout the United States, and tracing his experiences and changes from young boy to manhood against the background of a violent and wildly optimistic America.

The boys life of Edison

The boys    life of Edison
Author: William Meadowcroft
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9783752419825
Available:
Release: 2020-08-06
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: The boys’ life of Edison by William Meadowcroft

Boys Life Book of Outdoor Skills

Boys  Life Book of Outdoor Skills
Author: Boy Scouts of America
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781461748663
Available:
Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Followup to the Highly Successful Best of Boys' Life Boys’ Life, the magazine for Boy Scouts of America, was launched in 1911 and became one of the most popular youth magazines in America. Every month it features news, stories, jokes, and practical how-to instructions invaluable to all Scouts. Reproduced in facsimile form, The Boys’ Life Book of Outdoor Skills brings together a selection of the very best pieces, including work by Theodore Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill ("A Message to Boy Scouts"), and . Contents include facsimiles of the best pages from 1911 to the present.

A Boy s Life

A Boy s Life
Author: Jack Davis
Pages: 145
ISBN: IND:30000039915537
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aboriginal Australians - The early life of poet and playwright, Jack Davis.

The Duke of Deception

The Duke of Deception
Author: Geoffrey Wolff
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780679727521
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wolff recalls the years spent, mostly on the run, with his irresponsible father--a self-taught engineer, con man, forger, and gyp artist--and his later coming to terms with his father's character and life

Best of Boys Life

Best of Boys  Life
Author: Boy Scouts of America
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781461749783
Available:
Release: 2010-08-17
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In celebration of its 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America and its publication Boys' Life, this book is a collection of the best Boys' Life pages of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting information. All pages in this collection are facsimile reproductions of the magazine's original pages.

The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Boys  Life of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Helen Nicolay
Pages: 307
ISBN: NYPL:33433082337357
Available:
Release: 1906
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Old School

Old School
Author: Tobias Wolff
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9780375701498
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During his senior year at an elite New England prep school, a young man who had struggled to find it with his contemporaries finds his life unraveling thanks to the school's obsession with literary figures and their work during a visit from an author for whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything. By the author of This Boy's Life. A first novel. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Checkmate

Checkmate
Author: Bobby Fischer
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781941270523
Available:
Release: 2016-11-10
Editor: SCB Distributors
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Look into Bobby’s Mind From December 1966 until January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys’ Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Now, for the first time, all of these columns have been collected in one volume. It is an eclectic mix, a fascinating look at Fischer’s writing and thinking as he reached his prime, maturing into the strongest player in the world. In these columns, he answers many readers’ questions – from basic to sophisticated. His answers provide a unique glimpse into Fischer’s thinking at the chessboard. The time period covered in these columns was one of the most critical in Fischer’s career. It was during this time period that his opus magnum, My Sixty Memorable Games, was released. And as player, he grew from one of a few super-grandmasters to the best player in the world. The only thing missing was an actual title match. That of course would soon come. These columns are a diverse collection of tips for players, comments on playing, annotated games and casual observations. The games and annotations are presented in modern English algebraic notation. As Andy Soltis notes in his foreword, “You read [Fischer’s Boys’ Life columns] to see what was going on in that remarkable mind. As quirky as Checkmate was, these columns tell us a lot.”

Slugg

Slugg
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692431578
Available:
Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration is a blueprint for survival and a demonstration of the power of love, sacrifice, and service. The son of a Kingpin and the prince of a close-knit crime family, Tony Lewis Jr.'s life took a dramatic turn after his father's arrest in 1989. Washington D.C. stood as the murder capital of the country and Lewis was cast into the heart of the struggle, from a life of stability and riches to one of chaos and poverty. How does one make it in America, battling the breakdown of families, the plague of premature death and the hopelessness of being reviled, isolated, and forgotten? Tony Lewis' astonishing journey answers these questions and offers, for the first time, a close look at the familial residue of America's historic program of mass incarceration.

Sleepaway School

Sleepaway School
Author: Lee Stringer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781583229774
Available:
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother—a common practice for unmarried women in mid-century America. Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children. Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is where Stringer's story begins. The clash of being poor and black in an affluent, largely white New York suburb begins to foment pain and rage which erupts, more often than not, when he is at school. One violent episode results in his expulsion from the sixth grade and his subsequent three-year stint at Hawthorne, the "sleepaway school" of the title. What follows is an intensely personal, American journey: a universal story of childhood where childhood universals are absent. We experience how a child fashions his life out of the materials given to him, however threadbare. This is a "boy-meets-world" story, the chronicle of one child’s struggle simply to be.

Boys Life and Other Plays

Boys  Life and Other Plays
Author: Howard Korder
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0802131700
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city -- and with various women of their acquaintance.

In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs

In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs
Author: Tobias Wolff
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780061868221
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Among the characters you'll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride, and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endure the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director. Fondly yet sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

An Appalachian Boy s Life

An Appalachian Boy s Life
Author: Flem R. Messer
Pages: 314
ISBN: 1478784229
Available:
Release: 2017-06-24
Editor: Outskirts Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the years since my retirement in 2009, I have taken a great deal of time to look back on the past 81 years of my life. I have had an extraordinary variety of experiences going back to a world of almost no education in one-room schools, which I dropped out of in the fourth grade at age 15. We were totally dependent on the land because that is where we grew and harvested almost all of our food with the help of mule-drawn plows and wood burning stove to prepare what we ate. Even though I was born in 1935, the experiences of my life have spanned three centuries. During the first 10 years of my life, the way we lived was no different than the way my great grandparents lived who were born in the 1860s. There were no modern conveniences of any kind during the first 10 to 15 years of my life. Unlike most of what has been written about the Appalachian communities, ours was a cooperative barter society where people worked together and always helped each other when there was a need. I am extremely fortunate to now live in a world where I can speak my memories into a microphone and my computer automatically converts them into typed text. I have had the opportunity to know and work with many wonderful people down through the decades. Unfortunately, most of my childhood friends never had the opportunity to explore the world the way I have been privileged to do.

In Pharaoh s Army

In Pharaoh s Army
Author: Tobias Wolff
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307763754
Available:
Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.

Being Alive

Being Alive
Author: Neil Astley
Pages: 512
ISBN: UOM:39015060383596
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Being Alive' is the sequel to 'Staying Alive' and is about being human: about love and loss, fear and longing, hurt and wonder.

The Boys Life of Theodore Roosevelt

The Boys  Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Author: Hermann Hagedorn
Pages: 374
ISBN: NYPL:33433082381876
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Release: 1918
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ruby s Dream The Story of a Boy s Life

Ruby s Dream  The Story of a Boy s Life
Author: Ronan Matthew
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1736702807
Available:
Release: 2021-03-06
Editor: ISS Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ruby's Dream tells the story of a Caribbean boy's life as he struggles to reconcile the untimely death of his mother and the abandonment by his alcoholic father. Yearning to change his life, he realizes that an education is the single most important factor that could bring this to fruition. After moving to New York, he navigates the life of a young immigrant seeking employment in order to pursue his goals. He reconnects with friends from his village in the Caribbean who are living in New York illegally. While working in the garment district and at AT&T, he manages to save enough money to pay for the first semester of university, with the belief that once he starts, he would find a way to complete his studies. He graduates with a degree in English and Teacher Training and sees it as an achievement to negate the circumstances of his difficult childhood.