When news filters in that japanese forces are invading the country, he and his fellow villagers believe that if they behave decently to the Japanese soldiers, the civilians might remain undisturbed. A new york times–bestselling historical novel about the Japanese invasion of Nanking from the author of The Good Earth.
Dragon Seed: A Novel of China at War Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck #ad - In response, but also breaks their vow of nonviolence, the Chinese farmers and their families form a resistance—which not only carries grave risk, leading them to wonder if they’re any different than their enemy. Later adapted into a film featuring Katharine Hepburn, Dragon Seed is a brilliant and unflinching look at the horrors of war.
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The Promise: A Novel of China and BurmaOpen Road Media #ad - But the troops—including a young commander named Lao San, whom Buck fans will remember from Dragon Seed—are met with ingratitude on both sides. China’s assistance hinges on a promise: In return, the Allies will supply China with airplanes and military equipment, much needed to protect their own civilian population.
A novel set in wwii burma about a tragic chinese–English alliance from the New York Times–bestselling author of Dragon Seed and The Good Earth. Burma is under attack from the Japanese army, and a unit of Chinese soldiers is sent to aid endangered British forces trapped behind enemy lines. A trenchant critique of colonialism and wartime betrayal, The Promise is Buck at her evocative best.
The Promise: A Novel of China and Burma #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. The burmese deplore any friend of their abusive colonizers, and the prejudiced British soldiers can’t bring themselves to treat the Chinese as true allies. As the threat of disaster looms and the stakes grow higher, the relations between the British and Chinese troops become ever more fraught.
The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed AmericaGrove Press #ad - Written with impeccable scholarship. Houston chronicle “shows how tr set fdr off on reform, and how Eleanor pushed Franklin, and how FDR used Eleanor as his legs . . . As pulitzer prize– and national book award–winning author james macgregor burns and acclaimed historian Susan Dunn follow the evolution of the Roosevelt political philosophy, they illuminate how Theodore’s example of dynamic leadership would later inspire the careers of his distant cousin Franklin and his niece Eleanor, who together forged a progressive political legacy that reverberated throughout the world.
A remarkable example of narrative and biographical history at its best. Pittsburgh post-gazette “A detailed study . . . The three roosevelts takes readers on an exhilarating voyage through these tumultuous decades of our nation’s past, and these momentous events are seen through the Roosevelts’ eyes, their actions, and their passions.
The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America #ad - The three roosevelts is the extraordinary political biography of the intertwining lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who emerged from the closed society of New York’s Knickerbocker elite to become the most prominent American political family of the twentieth century. Theodore, franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt led America through some of the most turbulent times in its history.
And as his conscience. The boston Globe .
One Night in Winter: A Novel P.S. PaperbackHarper #ad - Youth across the city are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents. By turns a darkly sophisticated political thriller, a rich historical saga, and a deeply human love story, Montefiore's masterful novel powerfully portrays the terror and drama of Stalin's Russia. Was it an accident, or one of his own terrifying intrigues? On Stalin's instructions, or murder? Is it a conspiracy against Stalin, a ruthless investigation begins into what becomes known as the Children's Case.
As families are ripped apart, all kinds of secrets come spilling out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl—dressed in traditional nineteenth-century costumes—lie dead. Trapped at the center of this witch-hunt are two pairs of illicit lovers, who learn that matters of the heart exact a terrible price.
One Night in Winter: A Novel P.S. Paperback #ad - As the son and daughter of high-ranking Soviet officials, they attend the most elite school in Moscow. Inspired by a true story, danger, prize-winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage, childhood, and betrayal that unfolds in Stalin's Moscow during the bleak days after World War II.
As moscow celebrates the motherland's glorious victory over the Nazis, shots ring out on the crowded streets. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers.
The Living Reed: A Novel of KoreaOpen Road Media #ad - The remarkable novels of Pearl S. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck have given the world an awakened understanding and appreciation of the Chinese people, and now she has wrought a like marvel for Korea. A new york times bestseller, the living reed is an enlightening account of a nation’s fight for survival and a gripping tale of a family caught in the ebb and flow of history.
Buck’s the living reed, an epic historical novel seen through the eyes of four generations of Korean aristocracy. As the chronicle begins, the Kims are living comfortably as advisors to the Korean royal family. An “absorbing and fast-moving” saga of korea as experienced by one unforgettable family, from the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth The New York Times.
The Living Reed: A Novel of Korea #ad - Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. The year was 4214 after tangun of Korea, and 1881 after Jesus of Judea. So begins Pearl S. But that world is torn apart with the Japanese invasion, when the queen is killed and the Kims are thrust into hiding. The korean people come hauntingly alive, ” wrote the Journal of Asian Studies about The Living Reed.
Through their story, buck traces the country’s journey from the late nineteenth century through the end of the Second World War.
Diamond Head: A NovelHarper #ad - Left to rebuild in their patriarch’s shadow, ordinary life, the surviving members of the Leong family try their hand at a new, vowing to bury their gilded past. But something ancient follows the Leongs to Hawaii, haunting them. A sweeping debut spanning from china to hawaii that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love—from a young, powerful new voice in fiction.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, Frank Leong, a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the island of Oahu. Still, the island continues to whisper—fragmented pieces of truth and chatter, until a letter arrives two decades later, carrying a confession that shatters the family even further.
Diamond Head: A Novel #ad - Now the leongs’ survival rests with young Theresa, Frank Leong’s only grandchild, eighteen and pregnant, the heir apparent to her ancestors’ punishing knots. Told through the eyes of the leong’s secret-keeping daughters and wives and spanning The Boxer Rebellion to Pearl Harbor to 1960s Hawaii, aching loss, Diamond Head is a breathtakingly powerful tale of tragic love, heroic acts of sacrifice and, poignant compromise, shocking lies, miraculous hope.
The parable of the red string of fate, also punishes for mistakes in love, the cord that binds one intended beloved to her perfect match, passing a destructive knot down the family line. When frank leong is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral.
From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's RussiaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - New york times bestseller from the diplomat putin wants to interrogate—and has banned from Russia—a revelatory, inside account of U. S. Russia relations from 1989 to the present“A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States. New york times book reviewputin would need an enemy, and he turned to the most reliable one in Russia’s recent history: the United States and then, by extension, me.
. Ambassador to russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. From the first days of mcfaul’s ambassadorship, the kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, his staff, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, and his family.
From cold war to hot peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time. As president barack obama’s adviser on russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries.
From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia #ad - And then, as U. S. In 2008, when michael mcfaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.
Daughter of Fortune: A NovelHarper #ad - Joaquín takes off for san francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him. A marvel of storytelling, daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers. But eliza soon catches on with the help of her natural spirit and a good friend, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi’en.
What began as a search for love ends up as the conquest of personal freedom. As eliza embarks on her perilous journey north in the hold of a ship and arrives in the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco, she must navigate a society dominated by greedy men. From the new york times bestselling author of the house of the Spirits, Isabelle Allende, comes a passionate tale of one young woman's quest to save her lover set against the chaos of the 1849 California Gold Rush.
Daughter of Fortune: A Novel #ad - Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. Orphaned at birth, chile, eliza sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy.
By 1849, chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth.
The Last Empress: A NovelMariner Books #ad - In the last empress, orchid moves from the intimacy of the concubine quarters into the spotlight of the world stage. Anchee min offers a powerful revisionist portrait based on extensive research of one of the most important figures in Chinese history. Devastating personal losses take their toll, but only she—allied with the progressives, leaving her yearning to step aside, but loyal to the conservative Manchu clan of her dynasty—can hold the nation’s rival factions together.
Admirers of Empress Orchid will be interested in this sequel. Others may find the introduction to relatively modern Chinese history a revelation” Rocky Mountain News. During the tumultuous end of the nineteenth century in china, ever-resourceful Tzu Hsi, the only constant was the power wielded by one person: the resilient, Lady Yehonala—or Empress Orchid—as readers came to know her in Anchee Min’s critically acclaimed novel covering the first part of her life.
The Last Empress: A Novel #ad - Viciously maligned by the western press of the time as the “dragon lady, ” a manipulative, the woman Min gives us is a compelling, blood-thirsty woman who held onto power at all costs, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly, and who sacrificed all she had to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die.
The vision of an empress who very nearly had it all: vulnerability and strength, earthiness and dignity, motherhood and power, compassion and ambition. The washington post “invokes the intrigue and opulence of nineteenth-century China while telling the story of its improbably dominant ruler. Los angeles Times.
Heaven Has No Favorites: A NovelRandom House #ad - Clerfayt, a race-car driver, tempts fate every time he’s behind the wheel. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, firm, his touch is sensitive, and sure. The new york Times Book Review. And slowly dying of consumption. From one of the twentieth century’s master novelists, comes Heaven Has No Favorites, the author of the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, a bittersweet story of unconventional love that sweeps across Europe.
Together, he and lillian make an unusual pair, living only for the moment, without regard for the future. Lillian is charming, beautiful. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. She wants to see paris again, then Venice—to live frivolously for as long as possible.
Heaven Has No Favorites: A Novel #ad - . The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. But she doesn’t wish to end her days in a hospital in the Alps. A man with no illusions about chance, he is powerfully drawn to a woman who can look death in the eye and laugh. It’s a perfect arrangement—until one of them begins to fall in love. She might die on the road, she might not, but before she goes, she wants a chance at life.
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: Penguin Classics Deluxe EditionPenguin Classics #ad - A penguin classics deluxe edition of steinbeck's brilliant short novelsCollected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, steinbeck stories of realism, to the pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, that were imbued with energy and resilience.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.