Abe

Abe

Abe

One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Books of the Year | A Washington Post Notable Book | A Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020 Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award "A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness. . . . using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds's biography so different and so compelling . . . Where did the sympathy and compassion expressed in [Lincoln's] Second Inaugural—'With malice toward none; with charity for all'—come from? This big, wonderful book provides the richest cultural context to explain that, and everything else, about Lincoln." —Gordon Wood, Wall Street Journal From one of the great historians of nineteenth-century America, a revelatory and enthralling new biography of Lincoln, many years in the making, that brings him to life within his turbulent age David S. Reynolds, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning cultural biography of Walt Whitman and many other iconic works of nineteenth century American history, understands the currents in which Abraham Lincoln swam as well as anyone alive. His magisterial biography Abe is the product of full-body immersion into the riotous tumult of American life in the decades before the Civil War. It was a country growing up and being pulled apart at the same time, with a democratic popular culture that reflected the country's contradictions. Lincoln's lineage was considered auspicious by Emerson, Whitman, and others who prophesied that a new man from the West would emerge to balance North and South. From New England Puritan stock on his father's side and Virginia Cavalier gentry on his mother's, Lincoln was linked by blood to the central conflict of the age. And an enduring theme of his life, Reynolds shows, was his genius for striking a balance between opposing forces. Lacking formal schooling but with an unquenchable thirst for self-improvement, Lincoln had a talent for wrestling and bawdy jokes that made him popular with his peers, even as his appetite for poetry and prodigious gifts for memorization set him apart from them through his childhood, his years as a lawyer, and his entrance into politics. No one can transcend the limitations of their time, and Lincoln was no exception. But what emerges from Reynolds's masterful reckoning is a man who at each stage in his life managed to arrive at a broader view of things than all but his most enlightened peers. As a politician, he moved too slowly for some and too swiftly for many, but he always pushed toward justice while keeping the whole nation in mind. Abe culminates, of course, in the Civil War, the defining test of Lincoln and his beloved country. Reynolds shows us the extraordinary range of cultural knowledge Lincoln drew from as he shaped a vision of true union, transforming, in Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, "the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." Abraham Lincoln did not come out of nowhere. But if he was shaped by his times, he also managed at his life's fateful hour to shape them to an extent few could have foreseen. Ultimately, this is the great drama that astonishes us still, and that Abe brings to fresh and vivid life. The measure of that life will always be part of our American education.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David S. Reynolds
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-09-28
Total Pages : 1088 Pages
ISBN : 9780143110767


Abe Sapien Volume 7 The Secret Fire

Abe Sapien Volume 7 The Secret Fire

Having traveled cross the country searching for the truth about himself, Abe Sapien uncovers the secrets he's been looking for when he faces a giant monster that tore off part of the Florida coast, and a young girl with a psychic bond to the most ancient powers in the Hellboy mythology. The series that Multiversity calls, "a healthy dose of action and nightmare-inducing horror" takes Mike Mignola's second greatest character through the darkest corners of the end of the world, giving a street-level view of the end of the world as seen in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, with breathtaking art from Sebastian and Max Fiumara.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Mike Mignola
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2016-06-28
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9781616558918


Dune

Dune

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Genre : Dune (Imaginary place)
Author : Frank Herbert
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 517 Pages
ISBN : 0340765909


Old Abe

Old Abe

Finalist for the 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards! "This is the best book about Abraham Lincoln I've ever read." - William J. Bennett, former US Secretary of Education and author of The Book of Virtues Old Abe, the sweeping historical novel from New York Times bestselling author John Cribb, brings America's greatest president to life the way no other book has before. Old Abe is the story of the last five years of Abraham Lincoln's life, the most cataclysmic years in American history. We are at Lincoln's side on every page as he presses forward amid disaster and fights to save the country. Beginning in the spring of 1860, the story follows Lincoln through his election and the calamity of the Civil War. During the war, he walks bloody battlefields in the North and the South. He peers down the Potomac River with a spyglass amid terrifying reports of approaching Confederate gunboats. Death stalks him: one summer evening, a would-be assassin fires a shot at him, and the bullet passes through his hat. At the White House, he weeps over the body of Willie, his second son to die in childhood. As he tries desperately to hold the Union together, he searches for a general who will fight and finds him at last in Ulysses S. Grant. Amid national and personal tragedy, he struggles to find meaning in the Civil War and bring freedom to Southern slaves. Central to this biographical novel is a love story--the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's sometimes stormy yet devoted marriage. Mary's strong will and ambition for her husband have helped drive him to the White House. But the presidency takes an awful toll on her, and she grows increasingly frightened and insecure. Lincoln watches helplessly as she becomes emotionally unstable, and he grasps for ways to support her. As Lincoln's journey unfolds, Old Abe chronicles the final five, tumultuous years of his life until his eventual assassination at the height of power. Full of epic scenes from American history, such as the Gettysburg Address and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, it probes the character and spirit of America. Old Abe portrays Lincoln not only as a flesh-and-blood man, but a hero who embodies his country's finest ideals, the hero who sets the United States on track to become a great nation.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : John Cribb
Publisher :
Release : 2021-11-09
Total Pages : 370 Pages
ISBN : 1645720535


The Face Of Another

The Face Of Another

Horribly disfigured in an accidental lab explosion and rejected by and alienated from the rest of society, a scientist develops a perfect mask, one that provides a new identity that even his wife cannot penetrate. Reprint.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kobo Abe
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1966
Total Pages : 237 Pages
ISBN : 9780375726538


The Woman In The Dunes

The Woman In The Dunes

The inhabitants of a remote seaside village imprison a Japanese biologist in a deep sand pit

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Genre : Fiction
Author : 安部公房
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 239 Pages
ISBN : 0679733787


The Iconoclast

The Iconoclast

Shinzo Abe entered politics burdened by high expectations: that he would change Japan. In 2007, seemingly overwhelmed, he resigned after only a year as prime minister. Yet, following five years of reinvention, he masterfully regained the premiership in 2012, and now dominates Japanese democracy as no leader has done before. Abe has inspired fierce loyalty among his followers, cowing Japan's left with his ambitious economic program and support for the security and armed forces. He has staked a leadership role for Japan in a region being rapidly transformed by the rise of China and India, while carefully preserving an ironclad relationship with Trump's America. The Iconoclast tells the story of Abe's meteoric rise and stunning fall, his remarkable comeback, and his unlikely emergence as a global statesman laying the groundwork for Japan's survival in a turbulent century.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Tobias Harris
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-09-04
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781787385122


Abe Kun S Got Me Now 4

Abe Kun S Got Me Now 4

Akari always thought that Abe—the big-headed, bigfoot karate ace—was more trouble than he was worth, so she was floored when he suddenly asked her out! But Akari has gradually warmed up to Abe's passionate declarations of love, and their happy relationship has finally reached the starting line.♪ Little does she know that Abe is just as pushy as a boyfriend as he ever was before, and she'll need to put her foot down if she expects him to take things at her pace! The chase-and-be-chased marathon of love continues in volume 4!

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Aki Iwai
Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
Release : 2020-09-08
Total Pages : 165 Pages
ISBN : 9781646597079


Zen And Western Thought

Zen And Western Thought

This collection of Abe's essays is a welcome addition to philosophy and comparative philosophy.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Masao Abe
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 1989-02-01
Total Pages : 332 Pages
ISBN : 082481214X


Brothers On Three

Brothers On Three

**A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick** **Winner of the 2021 New Mexico-Arizona General Nonfiction Book Award** "A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love." —Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red From journalist Abe Streep, the story of coming of age on a reservation in the American West and a team uniting a community March 11, 2017, was a night to remember: in front of the hopeful eyes of thousands of friends, family members, and fans, the Arlee Warriors would finally bring the high school basketball state championship title home to the Flathead Indian Reservation. The game would become the stuff of legend, with the boys revered as local heroes. The team’s place in Montana history was now cemented, but for starters Will Mesteth, Jr. and Phillip Malatare, life would keep moving on—senior year was only just beginning. In Brothers on Three, we follow Phil and Will, along with their teammates, coaches, and families, as they balance the pressures of adolescence, shoulder the dreams of their community, and chart their own individual courses for the future. Brothers on Three is not simply a story about high school basketball, about state championships and a winning team. It is a book about community, and it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to personhood.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Abe Streep
Publisher : Celadon Books
Release : 2021-09-07
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781250210678