The Marriage Plot Ebook by Jeffrey Eugenides
Historical , Love n Relationship / October 8, 2011

The Marriage Plot Book Review This 406 pages novel by Jeffrey Eugenides is American literary fiction about Madeleine, Mitchell, and Leonard in the early 1980s. You’ll know the plotline after read its summary below. But the whole story is so much better and so much bigger than the summary. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on October 11th 2011 The Marriage Plot is a story of trying to grow up (but not necessarily succeeding), of academia, of inequality between the sexes, of class and gender stratification, of the absurdities of literary theory in the face of literary substance, of the rise of greed in that decade, and so much more. The Marriage Plot Summary It’s the early 1980s—the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on College Hill, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine tries to understand why “it became laughable to read writers like Cheever and Updike, who wrote about…

Bill O’Reilly ebook: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Historical , Non-Fiction , Thriller / September 27, 2011

Killing Lincoln: The Assassination that Changed America Forever is a historical thriller about one of the most dramatic stories in American history. Created by Bill O’Reilly —The O’Reilly Factor‘s Anchor– with Martin Dugard —New York Times Bestselling author–, Killing Lincoln has 288 pages which was hugely entertaining and heart-stopping read. If you think you know this story, you will stunned with what you do not know until you have read this book. The background about Grant, Lee and Booth was very descriptive downright to their wearing. The battlefield conditions were frightening, dead swollen animals everywhere, men deserting because they were starving and all the psychological insight into John Wilkes Booth including his sexual picadellos. Booth was obsessed with kidnapping Lincoln. Available to fill your bookshelf on September 27th 2011, published by Henry Holt and Co. Killing Lincoln Summary A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O’Reilly. The anchor of The O’Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the Civil War finally comes to an end after a…

Leviathan #3: Goliath ebook by Scott Westerfeld
Historical , Sci-Fi Fantasy , Young Adult / September 22, 2011

Historical sci-fi series Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld is now entering the final book. Goliath -the third and final book of Leviathan series- by Scott Westerfeld with Keith Thompson as Illustrator set new levels of awesome. The historical references in this book doesn’t make Goliath story become dull. In fact, it makes the story more interesting than your average story about genetically engineered beasties or steampunk contraptions. In it 560 pages, author introduced some new characters and some old characters will resurface. As the last book of the trilogy, Goliath had everything it needed to wrap up the the compelling plot in this trilogy and appease fans. Released September 20th 2011 by Simon Pulse. Leviathan Book series in release order: 1. Leviathan 2. Behemoth 3. Goliath Summary Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has…

The Black Banners ebook by Ali H. Soufan
Historical , Non-Fiction / September 14, 2011

The Black Banners: 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by a former FBI special agent Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman as contributor is a book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America. Released 10 years after 9/11 event, The Black Banners shares the details of what the government was hiding from Americans about the terrorist attack and how he probably would of been able to stop the 911 attack, if only the CIA would of shared information with him. It is a fascinating book! Title: The Black Banners: 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda Thick: 448 pages Author: Ali H. Soufan, Daniel Freedman (Contributor) Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Release date: September 12th 2011 Prices: $14.82 (Hardcover), $13.34 (ebook) Click here to buy The Black Banners for best price. Summary On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier—when it was requested—the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists…

Wonderstruck ebook by Brian Selznick
Childrens Teens , Historical / September 14, 2011

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick brings reader into two worlds that are spaced 50 years apart, about a girl named Rose in 1927 and a boy named Ben in 1977. Both worlds have voids within the family and with both characters they yearn and search to find what works for them in order to feel that they belong. The boy’s story is told with words where images tell girl’s story. Ben is hearing challenged when the book begins and without giving away spoilers you will find a story that involves communication, family, the love of museums and adventure. This is imagery at its best with pure heartfelt feelings pouring out of the pages. A beautiful story you will want to read over and over again. Summary Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads…

TIME BEYOND 9/11: Portraits of Resilience by Editors Of Time Magazine
Art n Hobbies , Historical , Non-Fiction / September 12, 2011

Title: TIME BEYOND 9/11: Portraits of Resilience Genre: Non-fiction, Photography, History Author(s): Editors Of Time Magazine Thick: 112 pages Publisher: Time Release date: September 13th 2011 Price: $13.43 (Hardcover) Click here to buy TIME BEYOND 9/11, it’s cheaper than other. Summary From the editors of TIME, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, comes an exclusive oral history of an extraordinary decade of sorrow and resilience. Accompanied by stunning black-and-white portraits by photographer Marco Grob, more than three dozen witnesses from Ground Zero to the White House to the mountains of Afghanistan give their accounts of what they saw and felt as the world changed, starting from the first moments of the attack on America through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. “I just happen to be looking towards the Statue of Liberty. What I saw was a plane coming eye-level toward me, getting larger and larger. I can see the U on the tail,” recalls Stanley Prainmath, one of just four survivors from the top floors of the World Trade Center. Vice President Dick Cheney recalls the earliest minutes of the war on terror, his immediate determination to “use all of the means available.” President Bush remembers climbing on the…