Voices from the Moon

Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences
Author: Andrew Chaikin,Victoria Kohl
Publisher: Studio
ISBN: 9780670020782
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 201
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Provides recollections from Apollo astronauts and a collection of photographs that document the history of the Apollo space program.

Voices from the Moon

A Novel
Author: Andre Dubus
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453299386
Category: Fiction
Page: 126
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From the acclaimed author of ‘A Father’s Story’: A boy looks to the Catholic Church for understanding as his family weathers two failed marriages. Voices from the Moon opens amidst the fallout of Stowe family patriarch Greg’s divorce from his wife, Joan; and shortly after, that of their eldest son, Larry, from his wife, Brenda. On the verge of adolescence, young Richie Stowe grapples to make sense of these events and their consequences, and seeks solace in the church. As the family attempts to mend itself and move forward, its members are forced to reconcile their feelings of betrayal with their enduring love for one another. Masterfully related from the alternating perspectives of its six main characters, Dubus’s richly drawn novella recounts a family’s failure to abide by those laws divined and decreed, and its path to redemption via understanding and forgiveness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Voices from the Other Side


Author: Harvest moon eyes
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452029603
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
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When author Harvest moon eyes decided to spend the winter of 1995 in Seattle, Washington, it was with the intention of writing a simple love story. A series of bizarre events unfolded and instead she found herself spending the winter on the streets with Seattles homeless. As Seattles homeless shared their background, opinions, and political viewpoints, Harvest moon eyes began to examine her life, prejudices and failures. Voices From The Other Side is her journal: a spiritual metamorphosis interwoven between unaltered-recorded conversations, which expose the rawness of the streets; and the emotions and thoughts the author tried to keep hidden, as well as delivering a timeless, compelling message to our politicians.

Rescate


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
ISBN: 849266374X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Hacia el final de la Guerra de Troya, Aquiles, furioso por la muerte de su compañero Patroclo a manos de Héctor, hijo de Príamo, rey de Troya, lo mata y profana su cadáver arrastrándolo con su carro alrededor de las murallas de Troya durante once días. Príamo decide rebajarse como ningún rey lo había hecho antes: arrodillarse ante su enemigo, el asesino de su hijo, y suplicarle que le devuelva el cuerpo de su hijo a cambio de un rescate. En esta historia del encuentro entre Príamo y Aquiles, dos hombres poderosos devastados por la pena, que apenas ocupa unos versos de la Ilíada, David Malouf descubre una de esas «historias no contadas que encontramos en los márgenes de escritores anteriores», como reconoce él mismo al final del libro. En su primera novela después de diez años, Malouf, uno de los más prestigiosos escritores australianos contemporáneos, recupera esta conmovedora escena de la Ilíada para volver sobre temas como la guerra, el azar, el destino, la camaradería o el amor filial que siguen hoy tan vigentes como hace tres mil años. «Una obra maestra exquisitamente escrita, concisa y sabiamente conmovedora, construida con tan buen oficio que deja al lector preguntándose cómo demonios se ha logrado.»Alberto Manguel (The Australian) Que esta enternecedora novela perviva durante tanto tiempo y de manera tan persistente en la mente es un testimonio tanto de la poesía de Malouf como de su reverencia por el eterno poder del mito.»Steve Coates (The New York Times) «Lírica, astuta, ligera, es sobre todo una historia de transformación. Príamo parte como un rey y regresa como un hombre.»Elizabeth Speller (The Independent)

Lost Voices from the Titanic

The Definitive Oral History
Author: Nick Barratt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230106260
Category: History
Page: 320
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On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship's full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive. In narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic's life. These long-lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination.

El otro mundo


Author: Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 189
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Crimes in Southern Indiana

Stories
Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 1429995157
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill's southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy's eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell's Missouri Ozarks Crimes in Southern Indiana is the most blistering, vivid, flat-out fearless debut to plow into American literature in recent years. Frank Bill delivers what is both a wake-up call and a gut punch. Welcome to heartland America circa right about now, when the union jobs and family farms that kept the white on the picket fences have given way to meth labs, backwoods gunrunners, and bare-knuckle brawling. Bill's people are pressed to the brink—and beyond. There is Scoot McCutchen, whose beloved wife falls terminally ill, leaving him with nothing to live for—which doesn't quite explain why he brutally murders her and her doctor and flees, or why, after years of running, he decides to turn himself in. In the title story, a man who has devolved from breeding hounds for hunting to training them for dog-fighting crosses paths with a Salvadoran gangbanger tasked with taking over the rural drug trade, but who mostly wants to grow old in peace. As Crimes in Sourthern Indiana unfolds, we witness the unspeakable, yet are compelled to find sympathy for the depraved. Bill's southern Indiana is haunted with the deep, authentic sense of place that recalls the best of Southern fiction, but the interconnected stories bristle with the urban energy of a Chuck Palahniuk or a latter-day Nelson Algren and rush with the slam-bang plotting of pulp-noir crime writing à la Jim Thompson. Bill's prose is gritty yet literary, shocking, and impossible to put down. A dark evocation of the survivalist spirit of the working class, this is a brilliant debut by an important new voice.

Talentos ocultos

La genialidad no tiene color. La fuerza
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol
ISBN: 0718092384
Category: History
Page: 432
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Esta es la verdadera historia, nunca antes contada, de las mujeres afroamericanas de la NASA expertas en matemáticas, que desempeñaron un papel crucial en el programa espacial de Estados Unidos, y cuyas contribuciones han permanecido anónimas… hasta ahora. La fenomenal historia de mujeres matemáticas afroamericanas de la NASA en la vanguardia del movimiento feminista y de derechos civiles, cuyos cálculos impulsaron uno de los mayores logros espaciales de Estados Unidos. Ahora una gran película protagonizada por Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, y Kevin Costner. Antes de que John Glenn girara en órbita alrededor de la Tierra, o Neil Armstrong caminara en la luna, un grupo de mujeres profesionales en el área de las matemáticas conocidas como «computadoras humanas» usaron lápices, reglas de cálculo, máquinas de sumar para escribir las ecuaciones base para el lanzamiento de cohetes y astronautas al espacio. Entre ellas se encuentran un grupo de mujeres afroamericanas excepcionalmente talentosas, algunas de las mentes más brillantes de su generación. Originalmente relegadas a enseñar matemáticas en escuelas públicas segregadas del sur, fueron llamadas a servir durante la escasez laboral de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando la industria aeronáutica de Estados Unidos se encontraba en extrema necesidad de alguien con conocimientos. Repentinamente, estas profesionales tenían acceso a un empleo digno de sus habilidades y respondieron al llamado del Tío Sam, se mudaron a Hampton, Virginia, y al fascinante mundo del Laboratorio Aeronáutico Langley Memorial. A pesar de que las leyes Jim Crow de Virginia les obligaba a estar separadas de sus homólogos blancos, el grupo de mujeres afroamericanas «Computadoras del oeste» ayudó a Estados Unidos a alcanzar una de las metas más deseadas: una victoria decisiva sobre la Unión Soviética durante la Guerra Fría, y el dominio completo de los cielos. Iniciando en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y hasta la Guerra Fría, el Movimiento de los derechos civiles y la carrera espacial, Figuras ocultas entrelaza las historias de Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson y Christine Darden, cuatro mujeres afroamericanas que participaron en algunos de los mayores éxitos de la NASA. Es la crónica de sus carreras a lo largo de casi tres décadas en las que enfrentaron desafíos, alianzas y utilizaron su intelecto para cambiar sus vidas y el futuro de su país. Now major motion picture starring Golden Globe–winner Taraji P. Henson and Academy Award–winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner. Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.

Voices from the Sky


Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121831
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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First published in 1965, this brilliant, prescient book is divided into three sections: The first concerns space travel and other aspects of the new space age: how our concept of time must be modified when we travel long distances, the space seas of tomorrow, uses of the moon, how lower gravity will affect the sports of space colonists and other fascinating ideas. The second part is about communications satellites, a field in which the author has already played the role of true prophet. The third section ranges widely over the side implications of the space age - scientific meddling, the lunatic fringe and the moral obligations of scientists.

Voices from the Cosmos


Author: John Trethewey
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496985532
Category: Fiction
Page: 294
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In Book 3 of the trilogy "The Baines Saga," hotel magnate Graf von Lemke finances the wedding of his adopted proteges Zav Baines and Judi Peake in Australia before flying with them to his hotel in Bavaria. Employed as hotel musicians under the names Giuseppe and Giulia Cantatore and acting as undercover ambassadors for the von Lemke empire, they discover a Neo-Nazi plot to firebomb a Munich discotheque. Despite them working against the clock to avert a double tragedy, a political rally is attacked, leaving many dead. During this, their cover is blown and von Lemke pulls them out and sends them to his Marbella Spa. Here a series of shocking events leads them to Gibraltar and North Africa, where a merciless adversary condemns them to what seems certain death."

Voices from the Heights


Author: Mark Williams
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 061520273X
Category:
Page: 232
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Voices from the Heights is an anthology of works from at-risk students at innovative, award-winning North Heights Alternative School in Amarillo, Texas. The stories are often gritty & personal but these young writers are courageous, creative & talented. Read more about this book and school in this article: http: //www.amarillo.com/stories/050408/fea_10069474.shtml Bruce Beck, Am Globe News: Many of the writers in "Voices" found a safe haven at North Heights Alternative School and are not shy about telling how they ended up there and their amazement at what they found when they arrived - a caring, nonjudgmental staff that looks beyond the surface to the potential that lies beneath. The children whose writings populate "Voices" are young single mothers, children of single-parent households, liberals, conservatives, idealists, cynics, pro-President Bushies, anti-President Bushies, drug-users, former drug-users, friends of drug-users, the children of drug-users. They are us.

La niña que bebió luz de luna


Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Destino Infantil & Juvenil
ISBN: 8408194712
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Esta es la historia de una niña que nació sin magia, y bebiendo luz de luna se convirtió en una persona enmagizada. De una bruja con un gran corazón y una misión imprevista. De un monstruo del pantano sabio y poeta. Y de un minúsculo dragón que espera crecer algún día. Esta es la historia de seres mágicos que se comportan como personas corrientes, y personas corrientes que se convierten en seres mágicos. Esta es la historia de cómo todos ellos salvaron a su mundo de la infelicidad y la tristeza.

Sueño de una noche de verano / La fierecilla domada


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Ediciones Brontes
ISBN: 8415605943
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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Sueño de una noche de verano (1600), como el título indica, es una obra de ensueño, de fantasía, de seres mitológicos y extraños en la que se provoca toda suerte de graciosos equívocos a través del travieso duendecillo Puck. La fierecilla domada, comedia que nos cuenta como Petrucchio mediante una brutalidad fingida, consigue hacer entrar en razón a su esposa Catalina.

¿Quién es Neil Armstrong?


Author: Roberta Edwards
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0448458756
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 105
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"¡Descubre más acerca del verdadero Neil Armstrong en esta divertida y emocionante biografía ilustrada!"--Page 4 of cover.

A New Dawn: Star Wars


Author: John Jackson Miller
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0553392875
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . “The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire. Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives. But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . . The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni. Praise for A New Dawn “A New Dawn is a fine start to the new Expanded Universe. [John Jackson] Miller steps confidently into the unexplored territory and owns it; he’s crafted a story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classic Star Wars.”—Nerdist “An entertaining adventure . . . with a cast of heroes that mixes laughter with intriguing depths of character. . . . John Jackson Miller packs in plenty of action and surprises.”—Roqoo Depot “A confidently told story that gives fans a lot of reason to be hopeful about what’s to come as we move into this new phase of Star Wars . . . The book certainly got me even more excited for Rebels and to see more of Kanan and Hera’s adventures. We’re also introduced to other characters I would love to see again at some point, whether on Rebels, in another book or, who knows, in live-action at some point.”—IGN “A New Dawn delivers a classic Star Wars experience that fans of all ages will be able to enjoy. It is extremely well-written, with an incredibly diverse cast too. Miller’s prose can easily suck readers in, and leave them speechless when 100 pages have flown by in the blink of an eye.”—Far Far Away Radio “A New Dawn brings us into this new dawn of storytelling with energy, excitement, and characters that have become instantly ensconced into the Star Wars vernacular, and the results will satisfy Star Wars fans of many different palates.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A New Dawn is a well-written novel full of intrigue and twists and turns that does an excellent job of letting Star Wars fans get to know Kanan and Hera.”—Tosche Station “A New Dawn finds an era never before written about in the Star Wars universe—the years prior to the original movie, Episode IV—in robust good health. The narrative takes place on two worlds and a handful of ships in between them, but as with the best of all Star Wars moments, hints at hidden depths beyond.”—Mashable

A Voice from the Town

And Other Poems
Author: John Bolton Rogerson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 200
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El Club de la Buena Estrella


Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788408086970
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
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La quinta estación (La Tierra Fragmentada 1)

La Tierra Fragmentada I (Premio Hugo 2016)
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490697310
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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La quinta estación es la primera novela de «La Tierra Fragmentada», serie que mezcla fantasía y ciencia ficción, y que ha hecho merecedora a su autora de dos Premios Hugo a la mejor novela consecutivos: 2016 por la presente y 2017 por El portal de los obeliscos (La Tierra Fragmentada 2). Toda era tiene que llegar a su fin. Ha dado comienzo una estación de desenlaces. Empieza con una gran grieta roja que recorre las entrañas del único continente del planeta, una grieta que escupe una ceniza que oculta la luz del sol. Empieza con la muerte, con un hijo asesinado y una hija perdida. Empieza con una traición, con heridas latentes que comienzan a supurar. El lugar es la Quietud, un continente acostumbrado a la catástrofe en el que la energía de la tierra se utiliza como arma. Y en el que no hay lugar para la misericordia. Reseñas: «Una de las voces más eminentes entre los nuevos autores de fantasía épica.» Salon.com «Una de las escritoras de fantasía más sublimes e interesantes que ha surgido en los últimos años.» John Scalzi «Intrincada y extraordinaria.» The New York Times «La quinta estación es una novela épica e intensa en la que destacan el descubrimiento, el sufrimiento y el dolor.» SFF World «Brillante... Un estilo magnífico e inesperados giros en la trama.» The Washington Post