Description : 'I'll never understand the fucking Army.' Prew won't conform. He could have been the best boxer and the best bugler in his division, but he chooses the life of a straight soldier in Hawaii under the fierce tutelage of Sergeant Milt Warden. When he refuses to box for his company for mysterious reasons, he is given 'The Treatment', a relentless campaign of physical and mental abuse. Meanwhile, Warden wages his own campaign against authority by seducing the Captain's wife Karen - just because he can. Both men are bound to the Army, even though it may destroy them. Published here in its uncensored, original version, From Here to Eternity is a raw, electrifying account of the soldier's life in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor-of men who are trained to fight the enemy, but cannot resist fighting each other.
Description : This study attempts to shed some light on the origin, sources, structure, significance and consequences of the theory of Ernst Haeckel.
Description : Three classic World War II novels in one collection, including the National Book Award winner From Here to Eternity. An army base at Pearl Harbor. The jungles of Guadalcanal. A veterans hospital on the home front. Inspired by his own experiences in the US Army, author James Jones’s World War II Trilogy stands as one of the most significant achievements in war literature. This compilation includes: From Here to Eternity Pearl Harbor, 1941. A challenging young private is transferred to a unit where the commander is determined to make his life hell. This edition includes scenes and dialogue censored for the novel’s original publication. A true classic, From Here to Eternity was made into an Academy Award–winning film and a television mini-series, as well as adapted for the stage. The Thin Red Line The invasion of Guadalcanal ignites a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. But the soldiers of Charlie Company are not of the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. This searing portrait of jungle combat has been adapted twice for feature films. Whistle After a long journey across the Pacific, a ship finally lands on American soil. For the soldiers’ loved ones, it’s a celebration. But on board, hundreds of men are broken and haunted, survivors of the battle to wrest the South Seas from the Japanese Empire. Though on their way to heal in a Tennessee hospital, their road to recovery will take far more than mending physical wounds. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Description : From Here to Eternity (1953) is one of the most controversial films of its time. Adapted from James Jones's bestselling novel, the landmark blockbuster deals frankly with adultery, military corruption, physical abuse, racism and murder, and traces the unhappy lives of five American outsiders in the last days before Pearl Harbor. Made at the height of the Cold War and Hollywood's anticommunist purges, director Fred Zinnemann, writer Daniel Taradash and producer Buddy Adler defied military and industry pressure to censor the material. Exploring the film's full production history and drawing upon archival documents and rare interviews with cast and crew, J. E. Smyth provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the film many industry insiders thought couldn't be made. This special edition features original cover artwork by Eda Akaltun.
Description : The best and most eloquent introduction to Dante for our time. Prue Shaw is one of the world's foremost authorities on Dante. Written with the general reader in mind, Reading Dante brings her knowledge to bear in an accessible yet expert introduction to his great poem. This is far more than an exegesis of Dante’s three-part Commedia. Shaw communicates the imaginative power, the linguistic skill and the emotional intensity of Dante’s poetry—the qualities that make the Commedia perhaps the greatest literary work of all time and not simply a medieval treatise on morality and religion. The book provides a graphic account of the complicated geography of Dante's version of the afterlife and a sure guide to thirteenth-century Florence and the people and places that influenced him. At the same time it offers a literary experience that lifts the reader into the universal realms of poetry and mythology, creating links not only to the classical world of Virgil and Ovid but also to modern art and poetry, the world of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney and many others. Dante's questions are our questions: What is it to be a human being? How should we judge human behavior? What matters in life and in death? Reading Dante helps the reader to understand Dante’s answers to these timeless questions and to see how surprisingly close they sometimes are to modern answers. Reading Dante is an astonishingly lyrical work that will appeal to both those who’ve never read the Commedia and those who have. It underscores Dante's belief that poetry can change human lives.
Description : This book takes you on a journey through the scriptures, of which are instructions from God. It contains the commandments from God that men are to follow if they desire to attain an eternity in paradise. The author of this book is an ordained minister in the service of Jesus Christ. He has a masters degree and has studied both the old and new testaments. He has studied the Qur'an and numerous other books written on Islam. He believes God wants to warn the people today the same as Noah warned the people in his day. God must be very displeased with the moral wickedness on earth today and especially in the United States of America, which was founded upon Christian principles. God does not change, he has warned us that when we as a people are ripe in iniquity, he will cleanse the earth by fire. (Hebrews 6:7) Life is about choices. We are here to work out our salvation in this our time of probation. Your choices and preparation in this life determines where your soul will spend eternity.
Description : Both skeptic and scholar will be captivated as they step into the future, and turn the pages of The Chronicles of mankind's destiny From Here To Eternity.
Description : What does the Word of God have to say about today's issues? Religion writer Kyle Huckins addresses contemporary controversies and ancient biblical wisdom in this collection of more than one hundred of his national award-winning newspaper columns.
Description : Love never dies...but apparently Rachel has. Waking up to her obituary in the news and no recollection of the past few weeks, Rachel turns to her husband, Nate. He is the inventor of CYANAs--vessels that look exactly like humans and can store a person's memories...and maybe even the soul. But the answers Nate has are not the answers Rachel wants to hear. When he arrives home, Rachel doesn't recognize the man who claims to be her husband. But there's something about him that tugs at her heartstrings, even as her distrust grows. Can Nate convince Rachel to fall in love with him all over again? Especially once she realizes what he's done...and what it means for their future?
Description : A survival guide for those who: • Are alive on 12/21/2012, when the Mayan calendar expires• Experience the Apocalypse firsthand • Are drafted to fight in the battle of Armageddon • Are “left behind” when the Christians are raptured • Find themselves alive during the time when Jesus said there would be such “great tribulation” that God would have to intervene in human affairs to save mankind from total annihilation