This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).
There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning
How much would fictional characters get paid for doing their job in the real world? If you’ve ever lost yourself in a novel you might have wondered this about your favourite Tom, Joe or Helen. Original post can be found at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/blog/2017/03/01/unreal-earnings-the-salaries-of-fictional-characters/
The story itself is very violent, sometimes brutal and mostly all the way through. The characters are well written, from the mob boss who is trying to keep his small fiefdom together, to the young guys with no parental guidance in sight trying to make a name for themselves, to the protagonist Bill the Kid, trying to find some peace in his crazy world.
James Merrill (3 March, 1926 – 6 February, 1995) was an award winning American poet. Books by James Merrill* 1) Born in New York City, the poet’s parents were Hellen Ingram Merrill, a society report and publisher, and Charles E. Merrill, co-founder of the investment firm Merrill Lynch. 2) As the son of an investment […]
The novel does a good job informing the reader how terrorist organizations develop and the threats they pose to Americans and American interests
About: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach is a fictional book taking place in a prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. Mr. Katzenbach was as a criminal court reporter before turning to thrillers. 490 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books Language: English ISBN-10: 034542624X My rating for Hart’s War — 4 Buy Hart’s War from Amazon.com* […]
Both Grimm brothers, together with 5 other professors, formed a group called The Göttingen Seven to protest against Ernst August, King of Hannover . The group maintained that King Ernst August violated the Constitution.
About: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is a fantasy novel which is the base to the successful TV show. This book is number on the series known as A song of Ice and Fire. 694 pages Publisher: Bantam Books Language: English ISBN-10: 0553103547 My rating for A Game of Thrones —4 Buy […]
r. Potok served in South Korea as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in a front-line medical battalion and in engineer combat battalion.