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H Is For Hawk

Author : Helen Macdonald
ISBN : 9780143194682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 77. 45 MB
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Destined to be a classic of nature writing, the story of how one woman trained a goshawk. As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H. White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. H is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual journey—an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk’s taming and her own untaming. At the same time, it’s a kaleidoscopic biography of the brilliant and troubled novelist T. H. White, best known for The Once and Future King. It’s a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to try to reconcile death with life and love. As John Vaillant’s The Tiger depicted the dangerous collision of people and nature, H is for Hawk evokes our deepest longings for something wild. With stunning language that that resonates long after the book’s conclusion, H is for Hawk is destined to be a classic of nature writing.

The Goshawk

Author : T. H. White
ISBN : 1590172493
Genre : Nature
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Originally published: London: Cape, 1951.

Birds Art Life

Author : Kyo Maclear
ISBN : 9781501154201
Genre : Art
File Size : 34. 45 MB
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"A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this ... meditation on creativity and life"--


Author : Keggie Carew
ISBN : 9780802190383
Genre : History
File Size : 26. 82 MB
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Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs—an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British Secret Services during World War II—a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father's story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a Jedburgh he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance first against the Germans in France, then against the Japanese in Southeast Asia, where he won the moniker "Lawrence of Burma." But his wartime exploits are only the beginning. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadland takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father—and herself—back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

What Comes Next And How To Like It

Author : Abigail Thomas
ISBN : 9781476785059
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents an uplifting memoir about the author's life after the devastating loss of her husband, changes in a once-platonic friendship, her daughter's illness, and the death of a beloved dog.

Neither A Hawk Nor A Dove

Author : Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri
ISBN : 0199401934
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The book is a first-hand account of the inner workings of the Foreign Office of Pakistan narrated during the illustrious career of the author as a statesman and especially during the Pervez Musharraf era (1999-2008) when the author was serving as Foreign Minister of the country. The script highlights the behind-the-scenes complexities in the diplomatic circles of Pakistan, specifically recounting the tenuous relationship with India in the post-Kargil period.

The Sea Hawk

Author : Rafael Sabatini
ISBN : 9781775416555
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 35. 53 MB
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The Sea Hawk is a seafaring adventure set at the end of the sixteenth century. A retired Cornish gentleman is betrayed by his jealous half-brother and ends up a slave on a Spanish galley. He is freed by Barbary pirates and he joins their crew, swearing vengeance on his brother. The pirates name him "Sakr-el-Bahr": the hawk of the sea.

Explaining Death To The Dog

Author : Susan Perabo
ISBN : 0747544379
Genre : Humorous stories, American
File Size : 79. 40 MB
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Celebrating the everyday deviance of ordinary men and women, these stories draw on the bizarre and the hilarious. Two straight A students murder the school bully, a man feigns amnesia after a mugging and attempts to win back his ex-wife, and a bored wife spends all her inheritance at an auction.

Sparrow And The Hawk

Author : Kyle Longley
ISBN : 9780817308315
Genre : History
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"Extensively documented study stresses Figueres' ability to manipulate symbols and service influential contacts, which afforded Costa Rica space to pursue nationalist agenda, resisting US domination without provoking US intervention"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Hawk Rising

Author : Maria Gianferrari
ISBN : 9781626720961
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 64. 26 MB
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"A father red-tailed hawk hunts prey for his family in a suburban neighborhood in this thrilling, fierce, and gorgeous nonfiction picture book"--Amazon.

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