Grenzgänger

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039518

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4870

"Dieses Epos ist Weltliteratur." (Tempo) Billy Parham und sein Bruder Boyd überschreiten noch einmal die Grenze nach Mexiko. Sie sind auf der Suche nach gestohlenen Pferden und den Mördern ihrer Eltern. Abenteuer in der Wildnis, Leben am Rand der Zivilisation - Cormac McCarthys überwältigender Roman ist ein apokalyptisches Epos über die Liebe, den Tod und die Suche nach Identität.

The Crossing

Book 2 of The Border Trilogy

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307762467

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 765

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.

Ehrensache

Thriller

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426440105

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2602

Eine Ikone der modernen Kriminalliteratur: Der 20. Fall für Detective Harry Bosch - von Amerikas Top-Thriller-Autor Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch ist in Rente gegangen und nicht mehr beim Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), aber sein Halbbruder, der Anwalt Mickey Haller, braucht die Hilfe des erfahrenen Ermittlers. Eine Frau ist im Schlafzimmer ihres Hauses brutal ermordet worden, und alle Indizien deuten auf einen von Hallers Klienten, einen früheren Gangster, mittlerweile bürgerlicher Familienvater. Obwohl die Mordanklage wasserdicht scheint, hält Mickey sie für vorgeschoben. Offenbar soll seinem unschuldigen Klienten etwas angehängt werden. Zuerst will Bosch damit nichts zu tun haben, aber dann nimmt er sich der Sache an und betreibt mit der ihm eigenen Hartnäckigkeit Nachforschungen, um den Fall aufzuklären. Doch je näher er der Wahrheit kommt, umso mehr gerät er in das Visier des Täters ... »Der amtierende Herrscher des Polizei-Thrillers.« Kirkus Reviews über Michael Connelly

The Crossing

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775560562

Category: Fiction

Page: 760

View: 4034

Not to be confused with the famed twentieth-century British prime minister, American author Winston Churchill took as his fictional palette the history of his native country. Following in the tradition of Churchill's other sweeping historical epics, The Crossing is a thrilling account of the settlement of the Western United States, with a particular focus on the rough-and-tumble early years of the territory that would later become Kentucky.

The Crossing of the Visible

Author: Jean-Luc Marion

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804733922

Category: Art

Page: 99

View: 9014

Ranging across artists from Raphael to Rothko, Caravaggio to Pollock, The Crossing of the Visible offers both a critique of contemporary accounts of the visual and a constructive alternative. According to Marion, the proper response to the 'nihilism' of postmodernity is not iconoclasm, but rather a radically iconic account of the visual and the arts which opens them to the invisible.

The Crossing

Author: Kathy Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472236149

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 6000

*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

A Novel

Author: Howard Fast

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453235116

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 9515

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: Gilbert Morris

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607422409

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1170

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?

Jack Sabre: the Crossing

Author: Gilbert Latreille

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450254373

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 6325

In the sequel to the first book, you will see how trouble finds our young hero, Jack Sabre, after leaving the Ottawa train station on his way to Manning Pool, Toronto and he shows us, once again, what he is made of when he decides to step into a situation to try to prevent innocent people from receiving serious harm. As his journey unfolds, seemingly guided forward by an invisible hand, he realizes that he is getting a lot more than he expected. Be with Jack as death shadows him daily while he makes and loses new friends, tries to get his ex-girlfriend Nancy off his mind after a marriage proposal gone wrong. Accompany Jack in the latest phase of his young life as he criss crosses North America, his heart set on achieving a serious objective, only to receive unsettling news at the end which will take Jack down a path filled with danger. Join him on a harrowing voyage across the treacherous North Atlantic as death stalks him on his journey toward harms way in Europe where unresolved matters of the heart gnaw at him and leadership decisions involving life and death are thrust upon him time and again and where quite unexpectedly, an explanation to a past mystery is revealed in dramatic fashion.

George Washington: The Crossing

Author: Jack E. Levin,Mark R. Levin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476731942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 9782

The #1 New York Times bestselling book for many weeks, Jack Levin presents a beautifully designed account of George Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware River and the decisive Battle of Trenton, with a foreword by his son, #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin. With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, Jack E. Levin illuminates a profound turning point of the American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing troops in a fleet of small wooden boats across the ice-encased Delaware River. While one iconic nineteenth-century painting made the crossing a familiar image, the significance of the against-all-odds victory put into motion on Christmas night, 1776, cannot be told enough. Jack Levin brings to light several vital perspectives, and draws his text from General Washington’s letter to the Continental Congress to describe the amazing account of the unlikely defeat of the Hessian army at Trenton. As a father, Jack Levin inspired his sons—including Mark Levin, and Douglas, and Robert—with his love for America. Around the family table, he would share the facts and events of the nation’s founding, spark lively debates, and pass along his extensive knowledge and his deep and abiding patriotism. Featuring Revolution-era artwork, portraiture, and maps, George Washington: The Crossing imparts the same vivid, intimate telling, that of a father to his sons—the kind of history lesson that lives in the heart forever.

The Crossing

Conquering the Atlantic in the World's Toughest Rowing Race

Author: Ben Fogle,James Cracknell

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782392505

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 500

When James Cracknell and Ben Fogle decided to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, they thought they knew what awaited them: nearly three thousand miles of empty ocean, stormy weather and colossal physical stress. But their epic journey would become a living hell that tested the strength of every fibre of their being. Forty nine days later James and Ben were the first pair to cross the finishing line.They had pushed themselves physically, psychologically and emotionally to the limit. They had survived without water rations, lost the few clothes they had in a freak wave, capsized, hallucinated, played games, wept, fought, grown beards, nursed blisters and rowed 2,930 miles. They will never be the same again.

The Crossing

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442435488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4205

Told from the point of view of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, the baby on Sacagawea’s back, this breathtaking picture book reveals the adventure and natural wonders that Lewis and Clark encountered on their Western expedition in the early 1800s. Donna Jo Napoli’s lyrical text and Jim Madsen’s majestic artwork offer a fresh perspective on the remarkable sights and sounds of a young country, and give voice to a character readers are already familiar with: baby Charbonneau is shown on the golden Sacagawea dollar.

The Crossing

Author: Jason Mott

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488023522

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5534

Stay and die, or run and survive. Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night. Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past. With deft imagination and breathless prose, The Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice and the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.

The Crossing

Author: Andrew Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444753517

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9267

She is sailing. She is alone. Ahead of her is the world's curve and beyond that, everything else. The known, the imagined, the imagined known. Who else has entered Tim's life the way Maud did? This young woman who fell past him, lay seemingly dead on the ground, then stood and walked. That was where it all began. As magnetic as she is inscrutable, Maud defies expectations and evades explanation - a daughter, girlfriend and mother who, in the wake of a tragedy, embarks on a dangerous voyage across the Atlantic, not knowing where it will lead . . . By the Costa Award-winning author of Pure, this is a viscerally honest, hypnotic portrait of modern love and motherhood, the lure of the sea and the ultimate unknowability of others. This pitch-perfect novel confirms Andrew Miller's position as one of the finest writers of his generation.

Chorale at the Crossing

Author: Peter Porter

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509803017

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 5118

When Peter Porter died in 2010 his reputation as one of the greatest Australian poets had long been settled. Chorale at the Crossing gathers together the work Porter completed after the publication of his widely-praised final collection Better than God, and shows a remarkable and capacious mind - apparently furnished with half the contents of Western culture - still working at full tilt, despite the imminence of his own passing. Chorale at the Crossing contains love poems, comic excursions, and meditations on art, death, music and nature, all written with Porter's phenomenal technical facility and immense good humour. Chorale at the Crossing is the last word from one of our wisest and most compassionate poets - and is, quite simply, necessary reading.

The Crossing

A Novel

Author: Serita Ann Jakes

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307730344

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7480

Imprisoned by memories, Claudia Campbell lives each day in the shadow of a ten-year-old murder. Who can set her free? On the way home from a football game, a decade earlier, a masked gunman opened fire on a Texas school bus. Cheerleading coach B.J. Remington was killed, but her murderer was never found. Claudia, who had a close friendship with the young, spirited teacher, constantly relives the anguish of that day, caught in one moment in time. When her husband, the assistant district attorney, becomes determined to uncover the mystery of that tragedy, the secrets buried over the years threaten to tear their family apart. Officer Casio Hightower will never forget the day his dreams were destroyed. A star quarterback with a promising future, Casio was on top of the world—until one bullet changed everything. He is eager to help Victor Campbell find B.J.’s killer, the man who shot him. Maybe solving the case will help silence the demons driving Casio to hurt the woman he loves. As the Campbells and Casio teeter on the brink of losing everything, will they be able to discover that what begins at the crossing ends at the cross? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Crossing

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409145891

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1552

Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Da'Quan Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side' as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career.

Totenpfad

Author: Elly Griffiths

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644203113

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9327

Die Knochen sind alt, das ist der forensischen Archäologin Ruth Galloway sofort klar. Das Mädchen hingegen konnte noch nicht so alt gewesen sein. Wie sie zu Tode gekommen ist, kann Ruth nicht mehr ermitteln, aber die Faserreste an ihren Handgelenken lassen vermuten, dass sie gefesselt und der Flut ausgesetzt worden ist. Doch das war schon vor 2000 Jahren geschehen. Es hat nichts mit dem Fall der vermissten Lucy Downey zu tun. Oder? In den anonymen Briefen, die Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson von der Norfolk Police seit dem Verschwinden der Fünfjährigen bekommt, ist immer wieder vom Moor die Rede, von Opferungen und heidnischen Ritualen. Darum bittet Harry Ruth um ihre Mithilfe. Als kurz darauf ein weiteres Mädchen verschwindet, muss Ruth entdecken, dass sie den Täter besser kennt, als sie glaubt. Und er sie ...