Gun Island

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Author : Amitav Ghosh
Detail : “Bundook. Gun. a typical word, however one that turns Deen Datta’s world the wrong way up. A dealer of rare books, Deen is employed to a quiet life spent inside, however as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he’s forced to line out on a rare journey; one that takes him from Bharat to la and Venice via a tangled route through the reminiscences and experiences of these he meets on the method. there’s Piya, a fellow Bengali-American UN agency sets his journey in motion; tree, AN entrepreneurial young man UN agency opens Deen’s eyes to the realities of growing up in today’s world; Rafi, together with his desperate conceive to facilitate somebody in need; and Cinta, AN ex UN agency provides the primitive person within the story they’re all a region of. it’s a journey which can upend everything he thought he knew concerning himself, concerning the Bengali legends of his childhood and concerning the planet around him.

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Gun Island :

Author - Amitav Ghosh
Publisher - John Murray
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9781473686656


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Detail - Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up in today's world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him. Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

Gun Island : A Novel

Fiction

Author - Amitav Ghosh
Publisher - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages - 320
ISBN - 9780374167394


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Detail - From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one that turns Deen Datta’s world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen’s eyes to the realities of growing up in today’s world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey that will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood, and about the world around him. Amitav Ghosh‘s Gun Island is a beautifully realized novel that effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

Gun Island :

Fiction

Author - Amitav Ghosh
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1473686660


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Detail - Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up in today's world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him. Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

Shipwreck :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Gordon Korman
Publisher - Scholastic Inc.
Pages - 144
ISBN - 9780439164566


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Detail - Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.

Wild Horses of Cumberland Island :

Nature photography

Author - Anouk Masson Krantz
Publisher - Images Publishing
Pages - 240
ISBN - 9781864707427


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Detail - "A nature study of Cumberland Island, one of the most desirable remote holiday locations worldwide, and the wild horses who roam it. Compiled by an award-winning photographer and the owner of the only residency on this unspoilt island."--

Island of Fire : The Battle for the Barrikady Gun Factory in Stalingrad

History

Author - Jason Mark
Publisher - Rowman & Littlefield
Pages - 656
ISBN - 0811766195


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Detail - Stalingrad was one of the largest, bloodiest, and most famous battles in history as well as one of the major turning points of World War II. For four winter months during the battle, German and Soviet forces fought over a single factory inside the city of Stalingrad. Lavishly illustrated with photos and maps, Island of Fire presents a day-by-day—at times hour-by-hour—chronicle of that pitiless struggle as seen by both sides. The book is unparalleled and exhaustive in its research, meticulous in its reconstruction of the action, and vivid in its retelling of the street-by-street, hand-to-hand fighting near the gun factory.

Desolation Island :

Adventure stories

Author - Patrick O'Brian
Publisher - HarperCollins UK
Pages - 350
ISBN - 0006499244


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Detail - In this book, commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew.

Lawyers, Guns, and Money : One Man's Battle with the Gun Industry

Law

Author - Carol X. Vinzant
Publisher - Palgrave Macmillan
Pages - 228
ISBN - 1403966273


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Detail - A stirring story of one man's battle with the gun industry

Johnny Got His Gun :

Fiction

Author - Dalton Trumbo
Publisher - Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages - 288
ISBN - 0806537604


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Detail - The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Chesapeake Requiem : A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

Nature

Author - Earl Swift
Publisher - Dey Street Books
Pages - 448
ISBN - 9780062661401


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Detail - A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction "BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND TRUE." — Hampton Sides • “GORGEOUS. A TRULY REMARKABLE BOOK.” — Beth Macy • "GRIPPING. FANTASTIC." — Outside • "CAPTIVATING." — Washington Post • "POWERFUL." — Bill McKibben • "VIVID. HARROWING AND MOVING." — Science • "WONDERFUL, POETIC, STIRRING." — Callum Roberts • "A MASTERFUL NARRATIVE." — Christian Science Monitor A Washington Post and an Indie bestseller • An Indie Next List selection • A Washington Post "Notable Book of the Year" • An Amazon and Christian Science Monitor "Best Book of the Month" • One of Esquire's "Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 (So Far)" and Outside's “Best New Adventure Books for Fall” • An NPR All Things Considered "Summer Reading List" and Axios "Book Club" pick Tangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape. Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home to 470 hardy people who live an isolated and challenging existence, with one foot in the 21st century and another in times long passed. They are separated from their countrymen by the nation’s largest estuary, and a twelve-mile boat trip across often tempestuous water—the same water that for generations has made Tangier’s fleet of small fishing boats a chief source for the rightly prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and has lent the island its claim to fame as the softshell crab capital of the world. Yet for all of its long history, and despite its tenacity, Tangier is disappearing. The very water that has long sustained it is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave. It has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, and still its shoreline retreats by fifteen feet a year—meaning this storied place will likely succumb first among U.S. towns to the effects of climate change. Experts reckon that, barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders could be forced to abandon their home within twenty-five years. Meanwhile, the graves of their forebears are being sprung open by encroaching tides, and the conservative and deeply religious Tangiermen ponder the end times. Chesapeake Requiem is an intimate look at the island’s past, present and tenuous future, by an acclaimed journalist who spent much of the past two years living among Tangier’s people, crabbing and oystering with its watermen, and observing its long traditions and odd ways. What emerges is the poignant tale of a world that has, quite nearly, gone by—and a leading-edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities.

And Then There Were None Facsimile Edition :

Fiction

Author - Agatha Christie
Publisher - William Morrow
Pages - 272
ISBN - 9780062484390


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Detail - A beautiful, collectible facsimile edition of Agatha Christie’s most famous book and the bestselling mystery in the world. "Ten . . ." Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen." "Nine . . ." At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. "Eight . . ." Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die. "Seven . . ." Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive? Featuring the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s archive, And Then There Were None Facsimile Edition is packaged with the first hardcover edition’s actual cover art, which has been painstakingly restored to its original beauty.

Island of Shame : The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

Social Science

Author - David Vine
Publisher - Princeton University Press
Pages - 288
ISBN - 9781400838509


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Detail - The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold War to the war on terror and may house a top-secret CIA prison where terror suspects are interrogated and tortured. But Diego Garcia harbors another dirty secret, one that has been kept from most of the world--until now. Island of Shame is the first major book to reveal the shocking truth of how the United States conspired with Britain to forcibly expel Diego Garcia's indigenous people--the Chagossians--and deport them to slums in Mauritius and the Seychelles, where most live in dire poverty to this day. Drawing on interviews with Washington insiders, military strategists, and exiled islanders, as well as hundreds of declassified documents, David Vine exposes the secret history of Diego Garcia. He chronicles the Chagossians' dramatic, unfolding story as they struggle to survive in exile and fight to return to their homeland. Tracing U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the war on terror, Vine shows how the United States has forged a new and pervasive kind of empire that is quietly dominating the planet with hundreds of overseas military bases. Island of Shame is an unforgettable exposé of the human costs of empire and a must-read for anyone concerned about U.S. foreign policy and its consequences. The author will donate all royalties from the sale of this book to the Chagossians. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

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