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Blitz
Author: David Trueba
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590517857
Pages: 160
Year: 2016-08-30
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From the author of Learning to Lose, David Trueba's new novel about a young Spanish architect's affair with an older German woman. Blitz is a romantic tragicomedy that recounts the exploits of Beto, a young architect who heads to Munich with his girlfriend to take part in a landscape-planning competition. In an instant, a text message Beto wasn't meant to receive shatters him, leaving him bewildered and heading nowhere. But unintentionally he falls into the arms of Helga, an older woman, in a cross-generational encounter that is the heart of the tale. With sensitivity and biting wit, Trueba crafts a story of errant souls and lost loves, humorously critiquing male narcissism, all the while showing us that in this modern age it is more important than ever to appreciate every moment and embrace intimacy when luck allows it, no matter from where.
Kickoff Blitz
Author: Blake A. Hoena
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1434222926
Pages: 49
Year: 2010-01-01
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When Tou Yang's football team plays the team from his former school, where he was picked on for being small, he struggles to remain focused and use his skills against Darren, who still wants to bully him.
Blitzcat
Author: Robert Westall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330478206
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-12-13
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She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea. She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives . . . From her beginning to her end she never wavered. She was the Blitzcat. Blitzcat by Robert Westall is the Smarties Prize-winning book about one brave cat's experiences during World War Two. Now with a brilliant new cover look and including an extended author biography.
Blitz
Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1848271069
Pages: 288
Year: 2011
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The Cop Detective Sergeant Brant is tough and uncompromising, as sleazy and ruthless as the villains he's out to get. While his violent methods may be questionable, Brant always gets results. The Killer A psychopath has started a killing spree across London. Calling himself 'The Blitz', his weapon of choice is a workman's hammer. And his victims are all cops. The Target The police squad are desperate to catch the killer before he catches up with them. And Brant is top of his list...
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Author: Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316329134
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-05-13
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning. Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual. At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Author: Chris Cleave
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501124404
Pages: 432
Year: 2016-05-03
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The instant New York Times bestseller from Chris Cleave—the unforgettable novel about three lives entangled during World War II, told “with dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion…a powerful portrait of war’s effects on those who fight and those left behind” (People, Book of the Week). London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. Set in London during the years of 1939–1942, when citizens had slim hope of survival, much less victory; and on the strategic island of Malta, which was daily devastated by the Axis barrage, Everyone Brave is Forgiven features little-known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired by the real-life love letters between Chris Cleave’s grandparents. This dazzling novel dares us to understand that, against the great theater of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs that change us most.
Dear Mrs. Bird
Author: AJ Pearce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501170082
Pages: 288
Year: 2018-07-03
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“A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful.” —Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina An irresistible debut set in London during World War II about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist— a warm, funny, and enormously moving story for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls. London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles. Prepare to fall head over heels for Emmy and her best friend, Bunty, who are gutsy and spirited, even in the face of a terrible blow. The irrepressible Emmy keeps writing letters in this hilarious and enormously moving tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and ordinary people in extraordinary times.
BMX Blitz
Author: Scott Ciencin, Jesus Aburto, Andres Esparza, Fares Maese
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1434230716
Pages: 49
Year: 2011-01-01
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Three talented teenagers are competing in a BMX competition whose course has been kept a secret before the race, but one of them seems to be able to anticipate the course better than the other competitors.
BLITZ-THE IT QUIZ BOOK
Author: Raveesh Mayya.K
Publisher: Sapna Book House (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 8128005804
Pages: 223
Year: 2012-05-18
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Blitz, the only comprehensive guide to IT quizzing in India, is tailor made for participants of TCS IT Wiz, Rural IT Quiz and various other IT/TECH Quizzes. Written by an avid IT quizzer and now a Quiz master himself, this book serves as a handy IT reference book for everyone, from tech savvy readers to ardent quizzers. Salient Features : • Comprehensive coverage on history of computers and IT companies. • Over 2800 Technology terms abbreviations and acronyms. • 1000 Multiple Choice Questions-Indians in IT, Computer Games etc. • Who Coined IT Terms, Happy Father's day, Derivation of names etc. About The Author Raveesh Mayya K, who is currently pursuing his MBA at FMS, Delhi University, conceptualized and compiled this book at the age of 19. His brainchild, the Quizblog Portal (www.quizblog.in) has been appreciated and accepted really well by the Quizzing fraternity. He has worked as a IT Quiz Researcher Consultant with Greycaps India Pvt Ltd, led by Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam. He founded the Quotient Quiz Club while studying at PESIT (Bangalore) and ECN Quizzing Circuit while working at Cisco Systems. As a quizmaster, he has hosted many successful quizzes. He's been the quizmaster at college events like the 12th Annual Intercollegiate Youth Festival, VTU 2010 (CIT, Gubbi), Pragyan 1.0 (Chitkara University, Chandigarh) and corporate events like Adobe People Connect Quiz, Microsoft Dreamspark Yatra, Cisco Connceted Women Quiz etc. Table Of Contents • Must Know It • Firsties First • Games! Games!! Games!!! • Power to Create It • Acronums • Swadesh, We Indians • Internet Fever • I'm Loving It • What's in a Name • Pre Internet Timeline
The First Day of the Blitz
Author: Peter Stansky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300125569
Pages: 212
Year: 2007
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On September 7, 1940, the Blitz began. The bombing of London, by over one thousand planes on that night alone, was recognised at the time as being a direct measure to break the country's resistance. This book tells of the impact that this terror from the skies had on British people and the course of war.
Party in the Blitz
Author: Elias Canetti, Michael Hofmann
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811216365
Pages: 249
Year: 2005
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"But Canetti was not one to be ignored, and by sheer force of personality, "the god-monster of Hempstead" (as John Bayley dubbed him) soon knew everyone and everyone knew him. Enoch Powell, Bertrand Russell, Iris Murdoch, Empson, Wittgenstein, Kokoschka, Kathleen Raine, Henry Moore, Ralph Vaughan Williams: Canetti knew them all, and in Party in the Blitz he rakes some of them over the coals mercilessly. He detested T.S. Eliot and came to despise Iris Murdoch, with whom he had an affair: every word of his devastating portrait of her quivers with rage."--Jacket.
Secrets of a Charmed Life
Author: Susan Meissner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625554
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-02-03
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The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...
Crooked Heart
Author: Lissa Evans
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062364855
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-07-28
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Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee. When Noel Bostock—aged ten, no family—is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge—a thirty-six-year old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she’s unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel’s mourning his godmother Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years, raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war’s provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs—and what she’s never had—is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she’s a disaster. With Noel, she’s a team. Together, they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war—and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn’t actually safe at all. . . .
Blitz
Author: Hetty Burlingame Beatty
Publisher:
ISBN: 0590014609
Pages: 128
Year: 1966
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A story about a fearless horse who becomes afraid.
Broadcasts from the Blitz
Author: Phillip Seib
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973947
Pages: 209
Year: 2011-09
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With the words "This is London," Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking radio broadcasts from 1939 to 1941 brought the blitz into America's living rooms. Countering the tide of U.S. isolationism, Murrow told his huge audience that the United States could not avoid a confrontation with Hitler and that the bombs it heard falling during his reports would eventually be targeted at American cities. But although often cited as the paragon of journalistic objectivity, Murrow had a clear agenda--to bring America into the war--and he slanted his broadcasts accordingly. And behind the scenes, he helped the British court U.S. public opinion and secure American funds for a British intelligence operation. Broadcasts from the Blitz examines Murrow's work and life during this crucial time. It also profiles unsung heroes of those days, such as U.S. ambassador John Winant and Winston Churchill's confidant Brendan Bracken, and villains as well--such defeatists as Joseph Kennedy and Charles Lindbergh, who believed England was doomed. Other compelling characters include Eric Sevareid, Mollie Painter-Downs, and Nancy Astor, whose "Cliveden set" was accused of being too cozy with the Germans. They and many others mixed in a London that remained vibrant even as it was being battered. Broadcasts from the Blitz is a story of courage--of a journalist broadcasting live from London rooftops as bombs fell around him--and of intrigue, as the machinery of two governments pulled America and Britain together in a common cause. Finally there is the drama of December 7, 1941, when Murrow was the sole journalist to meet with Roosevelt. Broadcasts from the Blitz is for all those interested in the influential career of an extraordinary man and in the relationship between journalism and politics.