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The Crossing

Author : Cormac McCarthy
ISBN : 0307762467
Genre : Fiction
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Following All the Pretty Horses in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a novel whose force of language is matched only by its breadth of experience and depth of thought. In the bootheel of New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild amongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers -- this when all the wisdom of trappers has disappeared along with the trappers themselves. And so Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journey into the souls of boys and animals and men. Having trapped a she-wolf he would restore to the mountains of Mexico, he is long gone and returns to find everything he left behind transformed utterly in his absence. Except his kid brother, Boyd, with whom he strikes out yet again to reclaim what is theirs thus crossing into "that antique gaze from whence there could be no way back forever." An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Crossing

Author : Winston Churchill
ISBN : 9781442921276
Genre : Fiction
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The Crossing

Author : Gilbert Morris
ISBN : 9781607422402
Genre : Fiction
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From the beloved author of the bestselling House of Winslow series comes a new trilogy about the Civil War. Join Gilbert Morris as he explores the life of General Stonewall Jackson through the story of the fictional Yancy Tremayne. Raised among the Cheyenne, Yancy rejects the Amish community his father rejoins and instead studies under Thomas Jackson, a professor at the local military school. When war breaks out, will Yancy further distance himself from the pacifist community and join the fighting? And can he find a home for his heart?

The Crossing

Author : Kathy Watson
ISBN : 9781472236142
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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*Now a Major Film* On the night of 24 August 1875 Matthew Webb, a 27-year-old British Navy captain, launched himself into the English Channel at Dover. Twenty-one hours and 45 minutes later he became the first man to swim the English Channel. In this acclaimed biography, Kathy Watson shows how Captain Webb was instrumental in bringing the sport of swimming into the modern era. It is also a study of the Victorian drive to push back the boundaries of endurance. In THE CROSSING, Watson uses this great British eccentric's extraordinary life as a springboard to explore themes of obsession and failure and the emerging force of the media, and swimming's place in our psyche.

The Crossing

Author : Gerald W. Darnell
ISBN : 9781468912111
Genre : Fiction
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The racial problems of 1962 have found their way to the small West Tennessee town of Humboldt. A white woman has been brutally murdered, and one of Carson's childhood friends has been accused of the crime. Carson's friend is a colored man who once worked for his grandfather, but the accusations and problems extend beyond the crime and to the heart of this small community. Carson finds a divided town; a town divided along the lines of race and the interference of outside groups, which makes this division even wider. Challenged with defending his friend, Carson must find a solution before the two sides collide, which would definitely have devastating results. Join Carson, as he faces one of his toughest challenges in 'the Crossing'.

The Crossing

Author : Rajendra Abhyankar
ISBN : 9781491705070
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1983 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and a changing political situation is heightening differences between the Sinhalese and Tamil communities. Hari is a twenty-three-year-old Tamil working as a sales agent when he meets Tiziana, an Italian dancer who regularly visits Sri Lanka. As the two become acquainted, quickly fall in love, and learn about each other's cultures, tensions continue to escalate in Sri Lanka. As Hari reluctantly parts with Tiziana-whom he calls Zina-at the airport a few days later, neither could have ever predicted what would happen next. After Tamil militants kill soldiers of the Sri Lanka army, riots ensue in Colombo, shattering the serenity of the beautiful island. Angry mobs wreak havoc and destruction throughout Sri Lanka, and the Tamils themselves become targets. Forced to flee his home and confront racism for the first time, Hari can only helplessly watch as his world collapses and brings him face-to-face with the deep-rooted divisions of his society. As he unwittingly becomes entangled in the Tamil struggle, Hari finds work with the UN Refugee Agency and manages to reconnect with Zina-unaware that his choices will eventually lead him down a tragic path. "The Crossing" is the fascinating portrait of one man's painful journey from a peaceful existence into the dark recesses of terrorism during four decades of a militant struggle.

The Crossing

Author : Wayne Reynolds
ISBN : 9781441578495
Genre : Religion
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The Crossing is a timely book that will empower young people for life and lead them into a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus. Essentially the Crossing provides foundational teaching from God’s Word that is both informative and practical. Wayne Reynolds wrote this book out of an unwavering conviction and desire for young people to live a life of purpose and purity. Through this dynamic book young people will know how to discern the various deceptions in our society and how to skilfully handle temptation. What I fi nd refreshing is Wayne is not concerned about being politically correct but offers a no compromise approach that is Biblically correct as he boldly answers the tough questions of life. By the last chapter of this book young people will have life skills and a renewed confi dence in the unshakable truths from God’s Word. The Crossing is more than a book – it is a journey that will point young people to Jesus.

The Crossing

Author : Scott Knierim
ISBN : 9780595424054
Genre : Fiction
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Everyone knew that William would be a great lawyer. However, he knew it wasn't in his blood. William had to make a run for it before it was too late. Europe seemed like the perfect place to get lost for a while. What William wasn't counting on is finding his friend embroiled in a dangerous situation. In Sevena, a town full of a combustible combination of thieves, locals, outlaws, and travelers, William finds more than he is looking for. No one can be trusted, and William finds himself faced with a choice between doing what he thinks to be right, or to follow his friend down a path that could end in disaster. Facing what could be the biggest gamble of his life William must make the right call, or risk all he had worked for. Nothing is as it seems in small town Italy. The Crossing will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Crossing

Author : Howard Fast
ISBN : 9781453235119
Genre : Fiction
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A novel about George Washington’s trip across the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus. Immortalized on canvas by Emanuel Leutze, Washington’s journey across the Delaware River is one of the most celebrated moments in American history. But the true story of the crossing, and of what came after, is often lost in the legend. In The Crossing, Howard Fast, author of The Immigrants and April Morning, writes with striking historical detail and relentless narrative drive about Washington’s surprise attack, leading the Continental Army to its Revolutionary War victory against the one thousand Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey—a momentous occasion in American history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

The Crossing

Author : Joseph Fasano
ISBN : 1930781539
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Poetry. Joseph Fasano's much anticipated fourth book, THE CROSSING, is his most intimate yet. By turns lamentation and consolation, it confronts grief and gain, always trying "to praise the mutilated world."

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