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.
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The racial problems of 1962 have found their way to the small West Tennessee town of Humboldt. A white woman has been brutally murdered, and one of Carson's childhood friends has been accused of the crime. Carson's friend is a colored man who once worked for his grandfather, but the accusations and problems extend beyond the crime and to the heart of this small community. Carson finds a divided town; a town divided along the lines of race and the interference of outside groups, which makes this division even wider. Challenged with defending his friend, Carson must find a solution before the two sides collide, which would definitely have devastating results. Join Carson, as he faces one of his toughest challenges in 'the Crossing'.
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.
It is 1983 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and a changing political situation is heightening differences between the Sinhalese and Tamil communities. Hari is a twenty-three-year-old Tamil working as a sales agent when he meets Tiziana, an Italian dancer who regularly visits Sri Lanka. As the two become acquainted, quickly fall in love, and learn about each other's cultures, tensions continue to escalate in Sri Lanka. As Hari reluctantly parts with Tiziana-whom he calls Zina-at the airport a few days later, neither could have ever predicted what would happen next. After Tamil militants kill soldiers of the Sri Lanka army, riots ensue in Colombo, shattering the serenity of the beautiful island. Angry mobs wreak havoc and destruction throughout Sri Lanka, and the Tamils themselves become targets. Forced to flee his home and confront racism for the first time, Hari can only helplessly watch as his world collapses and brings him face-to-face with the deep-rooted divisions of his society. As he unwittingly becomes entangled in the Tamil struggle, Hari finds work with the UN Refugee Agency and manages to reconnect with Zina-unaware that his choices will eventually lead him down a tragic path. "The Crossing" is the fascinating portrait of one man's painful journey from a peaceful existence into the dark recesses of terrorism during four decades of a militant struggle.
Everyone knew that William would be a great lawyer. However, he knew it wasn't in his blood. William had to make a run for it before it was too late. Europe seemed like the perfect place to get lost for a while. What William wasn't counting on is finding his friend embroiled in a dangerous situation. In Sevena, a town full of a combustible combination of thieves, locals, outlaws, and travelers, William finds more than he is looking for. No one can be trusted, and William finds himself faced with a choice between doing what he thinks to be right, or to follow his friend down a path that could end in disaster. Facing what could be the biggest gamble of his life William must make the right call, or risk all he had worked for. Nothing is as it seems in small town Italy. The Crossing will keep you guessing until the very end.
The Crossing is a timely book that will empower young people for life and lead them into a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus. Essentially the Crossing provides foundational teaching from God’s Word that is both informative and practical. Wayne Reynolds wrote this book out of an unwavering conviction and desire for young people to live a life of purpose and purity. Through this dynamic book young people will know how to discern the various deceptions in our society and how to skilfully handle temptation. What I fi nd refreshing is Wayne is not concerned about being politically correct but offers a no compromise approach that is Biblically correct as he boldly answers the tough questions of life. By the last chapter of this book young people will have life skills and a renewed confi dence in the unshakable truths from God’s Word. The Crossing is more than a book – it is a journey that will point young people to Jesus.
The identities of several Russian agents become known to the West. The chase is on to gather the evidence needed to incriminate them. One of the leaders of the hunt is the brilliant British spycatcher Joe Shapiro, who persuades the Americans into exchanging a notorious and high-ranking KGB spy for the seemingly unimportant American spy-pilot Gary Powers. Joe Schapiro has more than a professional interest in the case, and the intricate web of lies and deception behind the exchange of spies hides secrets that must never be revealed. Inspired by historical events surrounding the infamous 1960 U-2 incident which also forms the basis for Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed thriller Bridge of Spies.
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.
A story of four boys whose lives, thrown together through their misadventures, over the summer haphazardly grown into men, finding what life is all about.