Living with his family in a prison in Bolivia due to his parents' convictions for drug trafficking, twelve-year-old Diego does his best to live a normal life, but when his mother receives additional fines, Diego risks everything to earn quick money.
Pbk. ed. - Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2006.
Book — xxi, 189 p. ; 22 cm.
First published in London in 1927, "The Somme" and its companion, "The Coward", constitute the only published literary achievements of A. D. Gristwood, a reluctant accountant turned even more reluctant infantryman in the London Rifle Brigade who later fell under the tutelage of H. G. Wells. Heavily autobiographical and much influenced by Wells's guidance, Gristwood's tales of World War I combat are rife with acts of unheroic self-preservation and colored with the fear, bitterness, and hopelessness that defined the author's wartime experience. "The Somme" centers on a futile attack in 1916 during the Somme campaign on the Western Front. The uncourageous behavior of wounded protagonist Tom Everitt both in and out of combat reflects Gristwood's assessment of the weak mettle of British forces at this stage of the war. In "The Coward", a soldier commits an act of self-mutilation to escape combat duty, an offense punishable by death, and is haunted first by fear of discovery and later by self-loathing. This first reissue of "The Somme, Including Also The Coward" marks the only edition available outside of the United Kingdom and includes a new introduction by Hugh Cecil detailing the author's biography and putting his work into a broader historical and literary context. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This memoir is of the childhood of Robert Bruce Lockhart in Victorian and Edwardian Scotland. From his birth in Anstruther in 1887 to his experiences as a public schoolboy in Edinburgh at the turn of the century, this account presents a portrait of a young boy before World War I. Lockhart's recollections are also a candid insight into the background of a man who went on to a career of great distinction in the Foreign Office, wrote a best-selling account of his adventures in Bolshevik Russia at the end of World War I, and became Director General of Political Warfare during World War II. Lockhart is the author of "Memoirs of a British Agent" and "Retreat from Glory". (source: Nielsen Book Data)
1st American ed. - New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1989, c1988.
Book — 546 p. ; 24 cm.
When a jumbo jet blows apart above the English Channel, Gabreel and Saladin are two who survive and are washed up on an English beach. However, it soon becomes clear that curious changes have come over them and that they have been chosen as protagonists in the eternal struggle between God and the Devil. Salman Rushdie is the author of "Midnight's Children", winner of the 1981 Booker Prize, and "Shame". (source: Nielsen Book Data)