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1. Young men and fire [2017]

Book
xx, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
When Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections. One editor, so the story goes, replied, "It has trees in it." Forty years later, the title novella is widely recognized as one of the great American tales of the twentieth century, and Maclean as one of the most beloved writers of our time. Maclean's later triumph, Young Men and Fire, has over the decades also established itself as a classic of the American West. And with this twenty-fifth-anniversary edition, a fresh audience will be introduced to Maclean's beautiful prose and understated emotional insights. A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, in his last decades Maclean put together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. This twenty-fifth-anniversary edition includes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time. Though he grew up in the first decades of the twentieth century in the western Rockies working summers in logging camps and for the US Forest Service and cultivating a lifelong passion for the dry fly it was only at the age of seventy, as a retired English professor, that Norman Maclean discovered what he was meant to do: write. Moving and profound, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who improbably gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226475455 20171023
Green Library
ENGLISH-191T-01

2. Sakhalin Island [2007]

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509 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 20 cm.
In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov's motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the expose, "Sakhalin Island" is a haunting work of tremendous importance which had a huge impact both on Chekhov's subsequent work and on Russian society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847490391 20160528
"Oneworld Classics" will include the greatest masterpieces of all time, from every literature and genre and will also redefine and enrich the classics canon by promoting unjustly neglected works of enduring significance. In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Collected here for the first time in one volume are the fully annotated translations of Chekhov's impressions of his trip through Siberia. Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov's motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the expose, "Sakhalin Island" is a haunting work of tremendous importance which had a huge impact both on Chekhov's subsequent work and on Russian society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847490032 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-191T-01
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194 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
ENGLISH-191T-01
Book
xxii, 471 p. illus. 22 cm.
Green Library
ENGLISH-191T-01