A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

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An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

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Genre : New England
Author by : John Knowles
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Release : 2014
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 1471139107


A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : John Knowles
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-04-22
File : 204 Pages
ISBN : 9781476777030


John Knowles S A Separate Peace

John Knowles S A Separate Peace

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A collection of essays analyzing Knowles's classic work, including a chronology of his works and life.

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Genre : Preparatory school students in literature
Author by : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
File : 133 Pages
ISBN : 9781438126524


A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

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Fulfill state-mandated objectives and national guidelines AND spark student learning with Prestwick Activity Packs. Providing a wide variety of activities such as role-playing, completing maps and charts, comparing authors' styles, and drawing from an arr

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Author by : John Knowles
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Release : 2004-01-01
File : 106 Pages
ISBN : 1580496415


The Words In My Hands

The Words In My Hands

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Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author by : Asphyxia
Publisher : Annick Press
Release : 2021-11-09
File : 250 Pages
ISBN : 9781773215303


Reliable Partners

Reliable Partners

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Democracies often go to war but almost never against each other. Indeed, "the democratic peace" has become a catchphrase among scholars and even U.S. Presidents. But why do democracies avoid fighting each other? Reliable Partners offers the first systematic and definitive explanation. Examining decades of research and speculation on the subject and testing this against the history of relations between democracies over the last two centuries, Charles Lipson concludes that constitutional democracies have a "contracting advantage"--a unique ability to settle conflicts with each other by durable agreements. In so doing he forcefully counters realist claims that a regime's character is irrelevant to war and peace. Lipson argues that because democracies are confident their bargains will stick, they can negotiate effective settlements with each other rather than incur the great costs of war. Why are democracies more reliable partners? Because their politics are uniquely open to outside scrutiny and facilitate long-term commitments. They cannot easily bluff, deceive, or launch surprise attacks. While this transparency weakens their bargaining position, it also makes their promises more credible--and more durable, for democracies are generally stable. Their leaders are constrained by constitutional rules, independent officials, and the political costs of abandoning public commitments. All this allows for solid bargains between democracies. When democracies contemplate breaking their agreements, their open debate gives partners advance notice and a chance to protect themselves. Hence agreements among democracies are less risky than those with nondemocratic states. Setting rigorous analysis in friendly, vigorous prose, Reliable Partners resolves longstanding questions about the democratic peace and highlights important new findings about democracies in world politics, from rivalries to alliances. Above all, it shows conclusively that democracies are uniquely adapted to seal enduring bargains with each other and thus avoid the blight of war.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Charles Lipson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2013-12-03
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781400850723


A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

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Genre : English drama
Author by : Tom Stoppard
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Release : 1969
File : 30 Pages
ISBN : 9780573625138


Frankie Bug

Frankie Bug

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In the debut middle grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman comes a poignant and powerful coming-of-age story that follows a young girl and her new friend as they learn about family, friendship, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world. It’s the summer of 1987, and all ten-year-old Bug wants to do is go to the beach with her older brother and hang out with the locals on the boardwalk. But Danny wants to be with his own friends, and Bug’s mom is too busy, so Bug is stuck with their neighbor Philip’s nephew, Frankie. Bug’s not too excited about hanging out with a kid she’s never met, but they soon find some common ground. And as the summer unfolds, they find themselves learning some important lessons about each other, and the world. Like what it means to be your true self and how to be a good ally for others. That family can be the people you’re related to, but also the people you choose to have around you. And that even though life isn’t always fair, we can all do our part to make it more just.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Gayle Forman
Publisher : Aladdin
Release : 2021-10-12
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781534482531


Morning In Antibes

Morning In Antibes

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While idling on the Riviera, where he tries to forget his estranged wife, a young man learns something of the value of commitment from hsi Algerian manservant.

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Genre : American fiction
Author by : John Knowles
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Release : 1962
File : 186 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015000625080


The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

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A high-school freshman who refuses to participate in the annual fund-raising chocolate sale is forced to defend his convictions.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Robert Cormier
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2004
File : 253 Pages
ISBN : 9780375829871