This Terrible Beauty

This Terrible Beauty
Author: Katrin Schumann
Pages: 382
ISBN: 1542020808
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Release: 2020-03
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of The Forgotten Hours comes an unforgettable story of one woman's journey to reclaim what she lost in a country torn apart by the devastating legacy of WWII. On the windswept shores of an East German island, Bettina Heilstrom struggles to build a life from the ashes. World War II has ended, and her country is torn apart. Longing for a family, she marries Werner, an older bureaucrat who adores her. But after joining the fledgling secret police, he is drawn deep into its dark mission and becomes a dangerous man. When Bettina falls in love with an idealistic young renegade, Werner discovers her infidelity and forces her to make a terrible choice: spend her life in prison or leave her home forever. Either way she loses both her lover and child. Ten years later, Bettina has reinvented herself as a celebrated photographer in Chicago, but she's never stopped yearning for the baby she left behind. Surprised by an unexpected visitor from her past, she resolves to return to her ravaged homeland to reclaim her daughter and uncover her beloved's fate, whatever the cost.

A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty
Author: Libba Bray
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780731814909
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Release: 2010-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's 1895, and after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's being followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls - and their foray into the spiritual world - lead to?

Terrible Beauty

Terrible Beauty
Author: Peter King
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1568332254
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Release: 2001
Editor: Roberts Rinehart Madison
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No descriptive material is available for this title.

The Forgotten Hours

The Forgotten Hours
Author: Katrin Schumann
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1503904172
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Release: 2019-02
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes Q & A with author and book club questions in unnumbered pages at end of work.

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
Author: Peter Watson
Pages: 847
ISBN: 1842124447
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Release: 2001
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Charles Leerhsen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451645767
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Details the life of the legendary, record-holding baseball player, who retired in 1928 and became the first inductee into the Hall of Fame, but who has also been categorized as a belligerent, aggressive player and a racist who hated women and children.

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
Author: Robertson, Heather,Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Pages: 239
ISBN: UOM:39015014519485
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Release: 1977
Editor: Formac
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The paintings reproduced are from the war art collection held by the Canadian War Museum.

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
Author: Tasha Alexander
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250106407
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this gripping new novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Lady Emily travels to Greece where a ghost from her past returns to haunt her amid the ruins. On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organizes a holiday in Greece. As a lover of all things Greek, she quickly finds herself occupied with tours of ancient ruins, lively debates with Margaret, a devoted Latinist, and slightly more scandalous endeavors with her dashing husband, Colin Hargreaves. But the pleasantries are brought to an abrupt halt when a man long believed dead greets the party at their island villa. Lord Philip Ashton, Colin's childhood best friend and Emily's first husband, has returned. But can Philip really be who he claims, even if he has the scars and stories to prove it? Where has he been for all this time? And will his undying love for Emily drive him to claim what's his? Intrigue mounts as Philip reveals that he has been plagued for the past few years by an illegal antiques trader who believes he is in possession of a piece of Achilles' helmet, a priceless relic that was stolen from him moments after he unearthed it on an archaeological dig. Emily must employ all of her cunning and expertise to thwart thieves who threaten not only her own safety, but that of those precious artifacts she holds so dear. A trail of overheard conversations, murderous assailants, and dead bodies leads her on a chase to uncover more than one buried truth.

Ireland a Terrible Beauty

Ireland  a Terrible Beauty
Author: Jill Uris,Leon Uris
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0553011197
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
Author: Anonim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781847177698
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Release: 2015-04-06
Editor: The O'Brien Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘A terrible beauty is born’ WB Yeats’s poignant words have come to immortalise the complex legacy of the Easter Rising, 1916. The poetry that emerged at this time of upheaval in Ireland gave voice to the thoughts of a generation. Yeats’s poem, ‘Easter 1916’, sits alongside selected works of other major poets of the era. These include Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett, who were executed for their part in the Rising. In the aftermath of the Rising an outpouring of poetry also expressed the shock and grief of literary figures such as Padraic Colum, Francis Ledwidge, Eva Gore-Booth, James Stephens, Dora Sigerson Shorter and Seán O’Casey. Rebels, soldiers, honorary Irishmen, sympathisers and exiles all held up a mirror, in verse, to the events, beliefs and desires bound up in 1916.

A Terrible Beauty Is Born

A Terrible Beauty Is Born
Author: W. B. Yeats
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780241251539
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Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'But I, being poor, have only my dreams; / I have spread my dreams under your feet...' By turns joyful and despairing, some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.

Terrible Beauty

Terrible Beauty
Author: Diana Norman
Pages: 320
ISBN: UOM:49015001449520
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Release: 1988
Editor: Irish Books & Media
Language: en

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A Terrible Beauty is Born

A Terrible Beauty is Born
Author: Brendan Curran
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780429524806
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Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Genetics and its related technologies are revolutionizing the world. The media is regularly dominated by controversy over the latest genetically modified (GM) food, human gene therapy or cancer chip technology. Maverick scientists are in the process of cloning humans, and the human genome sequence is available on the Internet. Fifty years ago we di

Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels
Author: Libba Bray
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780731814916
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Release: 2010-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this thrilling sequel, Gemma continues to pursue her destiny to bind the magic of the Realms and restore it to the Order. Gemma and her friends from Spence use magical power to transport themselves on visits from their corseted world of Victorian London (at the height of the Christmas season), to the visionary country of the Realms, with its strange beauty and menace. There they search for the lost Temple, the key to Gemma's mission, and comfort Pippa, their friend who has been left behind in the Realms. After these visits they bring back magical power for a short time to use in their own world. Meanwhile, Gemma is torn between her attraction to the exotic Kartik, the messenger from the opposing forces of the Rakshana, and the handsome but clueless Simon, a young man of good family who is courting her. This is the second book in Libba Bray's engrossing trilogy, set in a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, about a girl who saw another way.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon
Author: Francis Bacon,Barbara Dawson,Martin Harrison
Pages: 208
ISBN: 3869300272
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Release: 2009
Editor: Steidl / Edition7L
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In celebration of the centenary of Bacon's birth, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane organised the first exhibition to concentrate on the methods, materials and processes through which this major artist achieved his paintings. The exhibition draws on the vast archive of material archaeologically retrieved from Bacon's studio and housed in Dublin. The accompanying catalogue will present new scholarship and insights, with texts by Rebecca Daniels, Barbara Dawson, Marcel Fincke, Martin Harrison, Jessica O'Donnell, Joanna Shepard and Logan Sisley.

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
Author: Nancy Baker
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0140255745
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Release: 1997-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
Author: Michael D. Miller
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1467511838
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Release: 2012-01-29
Editor: Flair for Writing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

West Point graduate Miller led American soldiers in Vietnam in 1968 as a captain. He shares the story of their struggle to survive and prevail. By building schools for poor Vietnamese villages, they showed the Vietnamese that they were there to help them. This had a dramatic effect on the local people. Had the program been more widely implemented, he feels that America could have won the war.

The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing
Author: Libba Bray
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780731814923
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Having bound the wild, dark magic of the realms to her, Gemma has forged unlikely and unsuspected new alliances both with the headstrong Felicity and timid Ann, Kartik, the exotic young man whose companionship is forbidden, and the fearsome creatures of the realms. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test those bonds. As her friendship with Felicity and Ann faces its gravest trial, and with the Order grappling for control of the realms, Gemma is compelled to decide once and for all which path she is meant to take. Pulled forward by fate, the destiny Gemma faces threatens to set chaos loose, not only in the realms, but also upon the rigid Victorian society whose rules Gemma has both defied and followed. Where does Gemma really belong? And will she, can she, survive?

White Bones

White Bones
Author: Graham Masterton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781781852170
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Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Head of Zeus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One wet, windswept November morning, a field on a desolate farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women... Their skeletons bear the marks of a meticulous butcher. The bodies date back to 1915. All were likely skinned alive. But then a young woman goes missing, and her remains, the bones carefully stripped and arranged in an arcane patterns, are discovered on the same farm. With the crimes of the past echoing in the present, D.S. Katie Maguire must solve a decades-old murder steeped in ancient legend... before this terrifying killer strikes again.

A More Beautiful and Terrible History

A More Beautiful and Terrible History
Author: Jeanne Theoharis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780807075876
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Release: 2018
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as a bus lady but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King, Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Northern liberals, too; and Coretta Scott King not only as a "helpmate" but a lifelong economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions. Moving from "the histories we get" to "the histories we need," Theoharis challenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and "polite racism" in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice - which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred.