• Fiction

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
Category: Fiction
Page: 159
View: 6262
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

    • Book burning

On the Burning of Books

Author: Kenneth Baker
Publisher: Unicorn Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781910787113
Category: Book burning
Page: 256
View: 5411
The burning of a book is recognizably powerful action--a fiery rejection of an ideology or a declaration of a text's moral offense. But, since the invention of the printing press in the sixteenth century, the act of burning a book has become mostly symbolic--very rarely can a book's content be expunged from the written record. In this heavily illustrated book, Kenneth Baker offers an enlightening history of the practice of book burning, often by desperate regimes, dictators, and religious fanatics eager to suppress revolutionaries, warn dissenters, or rally the faithful. In On the Burning of Books, Baker explores famous moments throughout history when books have been burnt for political, religious, or personal reasons. Included among his investigations are stories from ancient China to the Nazis, from George Orwell's Animal Farm to Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, from Chairman Mao to the Spanish destruction of the Aztec civilization. Baker describes Samuel Pepys burning an erotic novel, and the personal fires of Lord Byron's memoirs, Dickens's letters, Hardy's poems, and Philip Larkin's diaries. Alongside these many examples are chapters on accidental book burning--and even lucky escapes. A book that celebrates the authority and influence of the written word by examining many instances of society's attempt to suppress it, On the Burning of Books will be a work to be cherished--and kept far from flame.

    • Health & Fitness

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World
Author: Tom Venuto
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0804137854
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
View: 6482
A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way. Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time? Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes? Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now? For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science. Inside, you’ll discover: - The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success. - The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners - A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before. - The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.

    • History

Yokohama Burning

The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II
Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743264657
Category: History
Page: 313
View: 2447
A narrative account of the 1923 earthquake in Japan describes how it resulted in 160,000 deaths in Yokohama and Tokyo and had lasting consequences for U.S.-Japanese relations, in a history that draws on diaries, letters, and two living survivor accounts. 35,000 first printing.

    • History

Burning the Reichstag

An Investigation Into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery
Author: Benjamin Carter Hett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199322325
Category: History
Page: 413
View: 7571
Delving into the controversy surrounding the fire that burned down the Reichstag and ignited the Third Reich, this gripping account of Hitler's rise to dictatorship reopens the arson case, profiling key figures and making use of new sources and archives to reinvestigate one of the greatest mysteries of the Nazi period.

    • Games & Activities

Burning the Tables in Las Vegas

Keys to Success in Blackjack and in Life
Author: Ian Andersen
Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
ISBN: 0929712846
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 360
View: 1821
In the mid-1970s, Ian Andersen wroteTurning the Tables on Las Vegas, the classic book on casino comportment. As the first book to broach the all-important consideration of how to get away with getting the money,Turning was the book that launched a thousand blackjack careers. After its publication, however, Andersen disappeared from the scene. Where did he go? The answer is spelled out in this long-awaited sequel,Burning the Tables in Las Vegas--Keys to Success in Blackjack and in Life. Since 1976, Andersen has been perfecting his personal program for success in blackjack, poker, and other of life's games. His technique I combines elements of mathematics, psychology, and mental and physical well-being to create a never-before disclosed approach to winning. Burning the Tables in Las Vegas addresses virtually every aspect of blackjack advantage play: game selection, longevity, tipping, employee relations, guises, disguises, false identification, credit, comps, risk, heat, dress, demeanor, and diet. Andersen also explains how emotions, such as guilt and anger, and skills, such as discipline and interpersonal competence, can affect your prospects for profit. Peppered with fascinating anecdotes and stories from Andersen's forays into the great casinos of the world,Burning the Tables in Las Vegas takes you on a vicarious journey into rarefied realm of the high-stakes blackjack pro--and show you what it takes to be one.

    • Poetry

Burning the Midnight Oil

Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day
Author: Phil Cousineau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 193674077X
Category: Poetry
Page: 244
View: 9589
In Burning the Midnight Oil, word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau has gathered an eclectic and electric collection of soulful poems and prose from great thinkers throughout the ages. Whether beguiling readers with glorious poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow restless souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac's unease. From St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to The Song of Songs, this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and inspires all who struggle through the dark of the night. These "night thoughts" vividly illustrate Alfred North Whitehead's liberating description of "what we do without solitude" and also evoke Henry David Thoreau's reverie, "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn. Notable night owls include Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges and William Blake.

    • Fiction

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670016918
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 6841
Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Burning the Days

Author: James Salter
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307781712
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 7043
In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired. Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women. After resigning from the Air Force, Salter begins a second life, becoming a writer in the New York of the 1960s. Soon films beckon. There are vivid portraits of actors, directors, and producers--Polanski, Robert Redford, and others. Here also, more important, are writers who were influential, some by their character, like Irwin Shaw, others because of their taste and knowledge. Ultimately Burning the Days is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer. Only once in a long while--Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa--does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and power appear. Unconventional in form, Burning the Days is a stunning achievement by the writer The Washington Post Book World said "inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever" --a rare and unforgettable book. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is.


Author: Heinrich Heine
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783847294054
Page: 80
View: 5366
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Burning books

Author: Matthew Fishburn
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230553286
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 219
View: 1337
The Nazi burning of the books in 1933 was one of the most infamous political spectacles of the twentieth century. In Berlin and all over Germany, Nazi officials and students organized elaborate parades and bonfires to mark their embrace of Hitler’s new government. Book burning has since become the symbol of any oppressive regime, and a modern taboo. As Heinrich Heine is often quoted: ‘Where one burns books, one will soon burn people’. This original and provocative new work examines the impact of these fires, concentrating on the years between the Nazi outrages and the publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in 1953, a period in which book burning took hold of the popular imagination. Much more than simply the study of a single shocking event, Burning Books explores how deeply embedded the myths of book burning have become in our cultural and literary history, and illustrates the enduring appeal of a great cleansing bonfire.

    • Fiction

The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551994968
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7620
In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Enna Burning

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781599904085
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 374
In this beloved second book in the Books of Bayern, from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale, the fire could save Enna . . . or destroy her. Enna's brother, Leifer, has found the secret to an extraordinary power--to make fire without a spark. It's an ability that could be used for good . . . if he can control it. But Enna can't decide if it's a power she wants for herself, or one that should be extinguished forever. When their home country of Bayern goes to war, the choice becomes unbearable. Enna never imagined the warm, life-giving energy of fire could destroy anything she loves, but now she must try to save Bayern and herself before fire consumes her entirely. The second book in master storyteller Shannon Hale's beloved Books of Bayern series is equal parts fantastical and romantic, with an unforgettable protagonist to root for at its center.

    • History

Burning the Flag

The Great 1989-1990 American Flag Desecration Controversy
Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873385985
Category: History
Page: 453
View: 952
In 1989 a political fire storm erupted after the United States Supreme Court declared that dissidents had the constitutional right under the First Amendment to burn the flag. To some, including President George Bush and many members of Congress, the flag was a sacred symbol of American freedoms. They believed its physical destruction posed a serious threat to the country and demanded a constitutional amendment to reverse the Court's decision. For those who defended the Court's ruling, flag desecration was a form of constitutionally protected free speech, and any attempt to forbid such conduct was seen as creating a dangerous precedent. Burning the Flag brings together the disciplines of law, journalism, political science, and history to explain and place the development of the controversy in its full context. It is based on extensive research in legal, congressional, and journalistic sources and on exclusive interviews with nearly 100 of the key players in the dispute, among them flag burners, judges, lawyers and lobbyists on both sides, members of Congress, congressional aides, and journalists. A timely addendum chronicles the late 1995 attempts once again to pass a constitutional amendment on flag desecration, adding to the significance of this readable account. Burning the Flag will be of value to both an academic and a general audience, particularly to civil libertarians, flag buffs, and those interested in popular media, American politics, modern American history, and constitutional law.

    • Art

The Velvet Prison

Artists Under State Socialism
Author: Miklós Haraszti
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850430889
Category: Art
Page: 165
View: 708

    • History

Mississippi Burning

Author: Kirk Mitchell,Joel Norst
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 9780451160492
Category: History
Page: 255
View: 5663

    • Humor

Funerals to Die For

The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Author: Kathy Benjamin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144055708X
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 6532
True stories that put the, er, "fun" back into funerals! The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but with Funerals to Die For you can unearth the rich--and often, dark--history of funeral rites. From getting a portrait painted with a loved one's ashes to purchasing a safety coffin complete with bells and breathing tubes, this book takes you on a whirlwind tour of funeral customs and trivia from all over the globe. Inside, you'll find more than 100 unbelievable traditions, practices, and facts, such as: The remains of a loved one can be launched into deep space for only $1,000. In Taiwan, strippers are hired to entertain funeral guests throughout the ceremony. Undertakers for the Tongan royal family weren't allowed to use their hands for 100 days after preparing a king's body. In the late 1800s, New Englanders would gulp down a cocktail of water and their family member's ashes in order to keep them from returning as vampires. Whether you fear being buried alive or just have a morbid curiosity of the other side, Funerals to Die For examines what may happen when another person dies.

    • Fiction

Keep the Home Fires Burning

A heartwarming Christmas read
Author: S Block
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499861648
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7502
In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever . . . Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes into the village, every one of their lives will change for ever . . . Frances struggles as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door. Pat received a respite when her abusive husband went to cover the war, but now he's home . . . Newlyweds Teresa and Nick come under tremendous pressure due to the secret Teresa hides. Meanwhile, the life of the Campbell family is devastated as a serious illness runs its course, and Alison finds new purpose in helping the influx of strangers to the village. Through it all the Women's Institute provides support and camaraderie. But is their combined strength enough to get them through the war? Don't miss the return to Great Paxford in October 2018. Search 9781785764295. What you are saying about Keep the Home Fires Burning: 'I'd put it on par with Call the Midwife . . . great characters and a strong story . . .' 'Love, love, love this book!!!' 'Beautiful, nuanced characters . . . you'll find yourself laughing and crying along with everyone in Great Paxford' 'It is so warm, pulling you into the lives of these strong courageous women, sharing their deepest fears and highest joys . . . Wonderfully compelling' 'Read it all in one sitting. I can hardly wait for the next instalment' 'An excellent story' 'I absolutely adore these books' 'I have enjoyed these books immensely' 'I feel like I actually know the Great Paxford community and their struggles. So looking forward to the next book' 'Has me sitting on the edge of my seat' 'Several scenes brought tears to both my husband and my eyes . . .' 'Wonderful story, great characterisations and full of personal valour!' 'Could not stop reading . . . you feel such empathy with the characters and the storylines are so gripping and involve the reader emotionally' 'This story just gets more interesting' 'Absolutely brilliant book, couldn't put it down' 'Can't wait for the next book' 'Well-rounded, diverse and complex characters' 'Wasn't sure it would be as good as TV, but was I wrong . . . couldn't put it down' 'Totally wonderful in every way' 'Loved it, couldn't put it down' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Excellent' 'Looking forward to the next instalment already' 'Love reading about these characters and their storylines. Five stars' 'Savouring every scene' 'I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously looking forward to the next book!' 'I just love this book' 'Brilliant' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Loved the TV series. Loved the book' 'I just want more and more'

    • Juvenile Fiction

Burn Baby Burn

Author: Meg Medina
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763679984
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 5327
Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.

    • History

The Holocaust Encyclopedia

Author: Walter Laqueur,Judith Tydor Baumel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300084320
Category: History
Page: 765
View: 1207
Provides hundreds of entries and over 250 photographs of such Holocaust related topics as antisemitism, euthanasia, and mischlinge, including biographical information on such notorious figures as Adolph Hitler, Josef Mengele, and Amon Goeth.