Tag: 20th Century

Lit: A Memoir

Amazon.com Review Product Description The Liars’ Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, “continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal” (_Entertainment Weekly_). Now Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner’s descent into the inferno of alcoholism and mad... »

The Light Over London

It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author o... »

Hearing secret harmonies

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as “brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times,” A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, so... »

Temporary Kings

From Library Journal Powell’s epic of 20th-century England is actually composed of 12 novels divided into four “movements,” although they can be read individually as separate works. The novels were originally published from the 1950s through the 1970s.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a... »

Books Do Furnish a Room

From Library Journal Powell’s epic of 20th-century England is actually composed of 12 novels divided into four “movements,” although they can be read individually as separate works. The novels were originally published from the 1950s through the 1970s.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a... »

Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir

In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel is a fierce, self-possessed child, schooling herself in “chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay” and convinced that she will become a boy at age four. Catholic school comes as a rude distraction from her rich inner life. At home, where fathers and stepfathers come and go at strange, overlapping intervals, the keeping of secrets becomes a way of li... »

The Glitter and the Gold

Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to fulfil her social ambitions and marry an English Duke. Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home – Blenheim Palace. The 9th Duchess gives ... »

All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to an autobiography. Organized chronologically, the volume begins with eighteen-year-old George’s letters to his parents during World War II, when, at the time he was commissioned, he was the ... »

Flower Children (The American Chronicles Decade #9)

The 1960’s have gone down in history as a decade of social and political upheavals, when Americans grappled with the moral dilemmas and social divisions caused by the Vietnam war, the struggle for civil rights, and the radicalism of the nation’s youth. In the ninth volume of Robert Vaughan’s stunning AMERICAN CHRONICLES, a panoramic picture of the American experience unfolds from... »

The Iron Curtain (The American Chronicles Decade #6)

Volume Six of Robert Vaughan’s AMERICAN CHRONICLES begins with the emergence of a new America from the fiery furor of World War II, an America ready and eager to grasp the future.  But the country cannot escape the shadows of the past horrors nor the obligation to the brave souls who fought for liberty and peace. As the defeated Germany faces her fate at Nuremberg and a Red scare makes its m... »

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