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The Book Valiant Ambition
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2016-05-10
Genre History
Pages 448
ISBN 9780698153233
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. "May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.” —Boston Globe "Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction." —Wall Street Journal In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold, who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washington’s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters.


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The Publisher Idreambooks
Release Date2016-06-15
Genre History
Pages 30
ISBN 1683783433
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Arab Jazz
The Author Karim Miské
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2016-06-09
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789044536263
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ahmed zit een thriller te lezen op zijn balkon in Parijs als er een bloeddruppel op zijn djellaba valt. Op het balkon boven hem steekt het been uit van zijn bovenbuurvrouw, de stewardess Laura. Als Laura op gruwelijke wijze vermoord blijkt, realiseert Ahmed zich twee dingen. Eén: ze hield van hem en hij had ook van haar kunnen houden. Twee: hij is de enige die de sleutel heeft van haar flat. De verdenking zal dus snel op hem vallen. Er zit maar één ding op: Ahmed moet deze moord zelf proberen op te lossen. Karim Miské schakelt naadloos tussen de broeierige straten van multicultureel Parijs en de synagogen van New York om de waarheid achter een afschrikwekkende misdaad te achterhalen.


The Book VALIANT AMBITION
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ISBN OCLC:1000323219
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The Book Second Wind
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2018-03-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 240
ISBN 9780525503835
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A charming memoir of midlife by the bestselling author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, recounting his attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won at twenty-two. “There had been something elemental and all consuming about a Sunfish. Nothing could compare to the exhilaration of a close race in a real blow—the wind howling and spray flying as my Sunfish and I punched through the waves to the finish.” In the spring of 1992, Nat Philbrick was in his late thirties, living with his family on Nantucket, feeling stranded and longing for that thrill of victory he once felt after winning a national sailing championship in his youth. Was it a midlife crisis? It was certainly a watershed for the journalist-turned-stay-at-home dad, who impulsively decided to throw his hat into the ring, or water, again. With the bemused approval of his wife and children, Philbrick used the off-season on the island as his solitary training ground, sailing his tiny Sunfish to its remotest corners, experiencing the haunting beauty of its tidal creeks, inlets, and wave-battered sandbars. On ponds, bays, rivers, and finally at the championship on a lake in the heartland of America, he sailed through storms and memories, racing for the prize, but finding something unexpected about himself instead.


The Book In the Hurricane s Eye
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2018-10-16
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9780698153226
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."--The New York Times Book Review The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake--fought without a single American ship--made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea.


The Book The Economist
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Release Date1854
Genre Economic history
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ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000004822
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Away Off Shore
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2011-04-26
Genre History
Pages 352
ISBN 9781101528549
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A book about a tiny island with a huge history, from a New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Ambition “For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker In his first book of history, Away Off Shore, New York Times-bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm, quaint local traditions, and whaling yarns, Philbrick explores the origins of Nantucket in this comprehensive history. From the English settlers who thought they were purchasing a “Native American ghost town” but actually found a fully realized society, through the rise and fall of the then thriving whaling industry, the story of Nantucket is a truly unique chapter of American history.


The Book Washington
The Author Instaread
The Publisher Instaread
Release Date2016-06-18
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 36
ISBN 9781683783626
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Washington by Ron Chernow | Summary & Analysis Preview: Ron Chernow’s 2010 biography Washington: A Life is a Pulitzer Prize-winning account of George Washington’s life from birth to death. It is based on newly available archival material from the most recent edition of Washington’s papers, which allows Chernow to focus on Washington as a public and especially as a private figure. For example, the biography dwells on Washington’s relationship with his difficult mother, Mary. Washington was known for his tight self-control and his refusal to show emotions. Beneath his calm exterior, however, he was a man of strong passions. When he exploded at his subordinates, his fury was great. He also was a man of powerful ambitions who valued and defended his reputation for honor and probity. Washington was born to a landowning Virginia family, but not into wealth, circumstances that distinguished him from wealthier and well-to-do founders such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Mary Ball Washington raised… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Washington: · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.


The Book In the Heart of the Sea
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2001-05-01
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 1101221577
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.


The Book The New Monthly Magazine
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Release Date1861
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ISBN OSU:32435056336290
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book New Monthly Magazine
The Author Thomas Campbell
The Publisher
Release Date1861
Genre
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ISBN UOM:39015027519837
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Sea of Glory
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2004-10-26
Genre History
Pages 480
ISBN 1440649103
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A treasure of a book."—David McCullough A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen—the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has—until now—been relegated to a footnote in the national memory. Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize


The Book Julius Caesar
The Author William Shakespeare
The Publisher
Release Date1882
Genre
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ISBN OCLC:901238640
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Why Read Moby Dick
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2011-10-20
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 144
ISBN 9781101545218
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. “Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review


The Book Mayflower
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2006-05-09
Genre History
Pages 480
ISBN 1101218835
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages." --The New York Times Book Review Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history New York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the Year How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the English colonists and natives alike. These events shaped the existing communites and the country that would grow from them. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Cleopatra
The Author Stacy Schiff
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2011-11-14
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789026325519
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Op haar achttiende werd Cleopatra koningin en daarmee was ze in één klap beroemd. Speculatie en aanbidding, roddel en achterklap vielen haar ten deel. Ze kreeg een kind van Julius Caesar en later nog drie kinderen van diens opvolger Marcus Antonius. Op haar 39ste vond ze de dood.


The Book Bunker Hill
The Author Nathaniel Philbrick
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2013-04-30
Genre History
Pages 416
ISBN 9781101622704
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe) Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren’s fiancé the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.


The Book Ouderdom
The Author Michael Kinsley
The Publisher Uitgeverij Balans
Release Date2016-09-30
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages
ISBN 9789460033193
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Met het stijgen van de jaren steken allerhande existentiële vragen de kop op. Was dit het nou? Draaide het allemaal om bezittingen? Om het veranderen van de wereld? Wat heb ik eigenlijk bereikt en wat laat ik straks na? Toen Michael Kinsley op zijn vijftigste werd gediagnosticeerd met de ziekte van Parkinson, zag hij zich plotseling gedwongen na te denken over vragen waarmee hij liever pas dertig jaar later was geconfronteerd. Soms voelde hij zich 'een gids die door zijn generatie vooruit is gestuurd om rond zijn vijftigste te ervaren wat anderen rond hun zestigste, zeventigste of tachtigste zullen meemaken'. Zijn gedachten over leven, dood, dromen, ambities, slagen, falen, geld, macht en roem boekstaafde hij met een meesterlijke mengeling van tegendraadse humor en ernst in zijn verrassende Ouderdom. Een gids voor beginners. Want waarom zou je pas gaan nadenken over de dingen die het leven betekenis geven als je de eindstreep nadert? Opgewekt trekt Kinsley ten strijde tegen de vergankelijkheid, waarbij hij van zijn handicap zijn wapen maakt. Als je dan toch door het lot getart wordt, kun je er tenslotte maar beter iets betekenisvols mee doen. Ouderdom is een boek dat niet alleen iedere pensioengerechtigde gelezen moet hebben. Het biedt ook jongere lezers een dosis geestkracht, troost en humor die de generaties overstijgt.