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This Boy's Life

Author : Tobias Wolff
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release : 2007-12-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0802198600
File Size : 33,8 Mb
Total Download : 178

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Robert McCammon
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2011-10-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781453231562
File Size : 37,9 Mb
Total Download : 238

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Book Summary: 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).

The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Helen Nicolay
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-11-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:4057664614148
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Total Download : 158

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Book Summary: "The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Helen Nicolay. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Boys' Life Book of Outdoor Skills

Author : Boy Scouts of America
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2012-03-06
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781461748663
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Total Download : 571

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Book Summary: 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.

The boys’ life of Edison

Author : William Meadowcroft
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-08-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9783752419825
File Size : 18,8 Mb
Total Download : 252

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

When Hollywood Came to Town

Author : James D'Arc
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 2010-09-01
Category : History
ISBN : 1423619846
File Size : 12,9 Mb
Total Download : 498

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Book Summary: For nearly a hundred years, the state of Utah has played host to scores of Hollywood films, from potboilers on lean budgets to some of the most memorable films ever made, including The Searchers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Footloose, and Thelma & Louise. This book gives readers the inside scoop, telling how these films were made, what happened on and off set, and more. As one Utah rancher memorably said to Hollywood moviemakers "don't take anything but pictures and don't leave anything but money."

Checkmate

Author : Bobby Fischer
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2016-11-10
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9781941270523
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Total Download : 154

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Book Summary: 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.”

A Boy's Life

Author : Jack Davis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : IND:30000039915537
File Size : 24,8 Mb
Total Download : 553

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