Fallen Leaves

The Civil War Letters of Major Henry Livermore Abbott

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Author: Henry Livermore Abbott

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384407

Category: History

Page: 266

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Collection of letters by Major Henry Livermore Abbott written to family and friends during the Civil War.

Fallen Leaves

Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God

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Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476771561

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of one of the world’s greatest minds, a man with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. Over the course of Durant’s career he received numerous letters from “curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate.” With Fallen Leaves, his final book, he at last accepted their challenge. In twenty-two short chapters, Durant addresses everything from youth and old age to religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art. Fallen Leaves is “a thought-provoking array of opinions” (Publishers Weekly), offering elegant prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here is a message of insight for everyone who has ever sought meaning in life or the counsel of a learned friend while navigating life’s journey.

The Fallen Leaves

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Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734021626

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Reproduction of the original: The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins

Family of Fallen Leaves

Stories of Agent Orange by Vietnamese Writers

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Author: Charles Waugh,Huy Lien

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820337494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 181

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This collection of twelve short stories and one essay by Vietnamese writers reveals the tragic legacy of Agent Orange and raises troubling moral questions about the physical, spiritual, and environmental consequences of war. Between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. military sprayed approximately twenty million gallons of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliants on Vietnam and Laos, exposing combatants and civilians from both sides to the deadly contaminant dioxin. Many of the exposed, and later their children, suffered from ailments including diabetes, cancer, and birth defects. This remarkably diverse collection represents a body of work published after the early 1980s that stirred sympathy and indignation in Vietnam, pressuring the Vietnamese government for support. "Thirteen Harbors" intertwines a woman's love for a dioxin victim with ancient Cham legend and Vietnamese folk wisdom. "A Child, a Man" explores how our fates are bound with those of our neighbors. In "The Goat Horn Bell" and "Grace," families are devastated to find the damage from Agent Orange passed to their newborn children. Eleven of the pieces appear in English for the first time, including an essay by Minh Chuyen, whose journalism helped publicize the Agent Orange victims' plight. The stories in Family of Fallen Leaves are harrowing yet transformative in their ability to make us identify with the other.

In the Place of Fallen Leaves

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Author: Tim Pears

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408835398

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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This overwhelmingly hot summer everything seems to be slowing down in the tiny Devon village where Alison lives, as if the sun is pouring hot glue over it. 'This idn't nothin',' says Alison's grandmother, recalling a drought when the earth swallowed lambs, and the summer after the war when people got electric shocks off each other. But Alison knows her grandmother's memory is lying: this is far worse. She feels that time has stopped just as she wants to enter the real world of adulthood. In fact, in the cruel heat of summer, time is creeping towards her, and closing in around the valley.

The Fallen Leaves

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Author: Collins Wilkie 1824-1889

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781359979650

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Page: N.A

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