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Churchill

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$16.00
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9780143117995
From the most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America ("Wall Street Journal"), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill
In "Churchill," eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.
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2010-10-01
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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

$3.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486290300
"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, "The Metamorphosis." It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, "The Metamorphosis" has taken its place as one of the mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."
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1996-03-31
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