Close Quarters

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Author: Larry Heinemann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307517705
Size: 12.70 MB
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Close Quarters by Larry Heinemann

Original Title: Close Quarters

From the moment his first novel was published, Larry Heinemann joined the ranks of the great chroniclers of the Vietnam conflict--Philip Caputo, Tim O’Brien, and Gustav Hasford.In the stripped-down, unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war. Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights. It is here that he embarks on the brutal downward path to wisdom that awaits every soldier. In the tradition of Naked and the Dead and The Thin Red Line, Close Quarters is the harrowing story of how a decent kid from Chicago endures an extraordinary trial-- and returns profoundly altered to a world on the threshold of change.

It S All About The Books

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Author: Tammy Mulligan
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325098135
Size: 67.84 MB
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It S All About The Books by Tammy Mulligan

Original Title: It S All About The Books

The term "lifelong reader" is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books. In It's All About the Books, Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan share the systems they have developed over the last 15 years to create classroom libraries and book rooms that support both student choice and instructional goals. Getting started with designing and provisioning classroom libraries and bookrooms to support lifelong readers involves collaboration, planning, and some elbow grease! It's All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and bookrooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community. Each chapter includes photos, resources, book lists, and a step-by-step outline of the process so you can get started right away. From design, to inventory, to organizing, purchasing, and using these books in the classroom-they demonstrate how to make the most of what you have, and how to get what need on a budget. Every child deserves the opportunity to become a lifelong reader. It's All About the Books will help you transform how you organize books across the entire school to make each teacher's book supply seem endless in the eyes of a reader. Teachers must have easy access to what they need, when they need it, because in the life of a reader the right book at the right time makes all the difference. - Tammy and Clare want this book to impact the lives of teachers and students directly so they are donating all author royalties it generates to the Book Love Foundation. Book Love is a not-for-profit organization founded by Penny Kittle with one goal: to put books in the hands of teenagers. Our book will now expand that goal and put books into the hands of elementary and middle grade students as well. Thank you, Penny, for allowing us to bring the heart of this book to life through your hard work and vision. -Tammy and Clare

Paco S Story

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Author: Larry Heinemann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307539628
Size: 32.95 MB
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Paco S Story by Larry Heinemann

Original Title: Paco S Story

Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated. When a medic finally rescues Paco almost two days later, he is waiting to die, flies and maggots covering his burnt, shattered body. He winds up back in the US with his legs full of pins, daily rations of Librium and Valium, and no sense of what to do next. One evening, on the tail of a rainstorm, he limps off the bus and into the small town of Boone, determined to find a real job and a real bed–but no matter how hard he works, nothing muffles the anguish in his mind and body. Brilliantly and vividly written, Paco’s Story–winner of a National Book Award–plunges you into the violence and casual cruelty of the Vietnam War, and the ghostly aftermath that often dealt the harshest blows.

The Heinemann Book Of African Women S Writing

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Author: Charlotte H. Bruner
Publisher: Heinemann International Incorporated
Size: 16.20 MB
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The Heinemann Book Of African Women S Writing by Charlotte H. Bruner

Original Title: The Heinemann Book Of African Women S Writing

A contemporary selection of 22 African women's shortstories that vividly portray the everyday concerns of women's lives. The stories, divided into sections from north, south, east and west, cover such themes as the exploitation of serving girls, the experience of women behind veils, enduring friendships, the achievement of social power, independence of thought, and the affirmation of personal identity. These are new writers recording the new Africa with a fresh perspective. Authors whose stories are included in this landmark collection are: Northern Africa -- Nawal El Saadawi Assia Djebar Gisele Halimi Leila Sebbar Andree Chedid Southern Africa -- Tsitsi Dangarembga Bessie Head Jean Marquard Zoe Wicomb Sheila Fugard Farida Karodia Eastern Africa -- Evelyn Awuor Ayodo Violet Dias Lannoy Daisy Kabaragama Lina Magaia Western Africa -- Catherine Obianuju Acholonu Ifeoma Okoye Zaynab Alkali Orlanda Amarilis Aminata Maiga Ka

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