Love and War in California

A Novel

Author: Oakley Hall

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Sweeping Novel of a Twentieth-Century California Life Love and War in California tells the story, through the eyes of Payton Daltrey, of the last sixty years of an evolving America. The award-winning author Oakley Hall begins his newest work in 1940s San Diego, where his endearing, wide-eyed narrator must define his identity in terms of self, family, and World War II. As his classmates disappear into the war one by one, he becomes obsessed with abuses of power and embroiled with the charming, dangerous Errol Flynn; with the Red Baiting of the American Legion; with the House Un-American Activities Committee; and with the Japanese interment at Manzanar. Nevertheless, Payton, too, must go to the war, where he is a part of the invasion of Europe and that proving of the American soldier: the Battle of the Bulge. After war's end and time in New York, he returns to California as a writer and a seeker, whose old, long-lost love rises from the ashes to show him who he really is. Hall has been called a "master craftsman" (Amy Tan) with "one of the finest prose styles around" (Michael Chabon), and he has received the PEN Center USA West Award of Honor and the P&W Writers for Writers Award. Coming on the heels of Hall's San Francisco Chronicle bestseller (a reissue of his classic Western, Warlock), Love and War in California is more than a novel about a young boy who grows old. It's about how the passions of youth become the verities of age, and how we evolve as a nation, a country, and a people during times that are all at once turbulent, dangerous, and stirring.

Love and War

Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 445

What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces. With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic. They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: Marriage is fabulously hard. They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we'll find our way through. LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own. From the Hardcover edition.

In Mad Love and War

Author: Joy Harjo

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

View: 972

Poems deal with mortality, the past, violence, love, obsession, nature, travel, memory, desire, and myths

Days and Nights of Love and War

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN:

Category: Authors, Uruguayan

Page: 168

View: 408

'[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said

Love and War

How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

Author: Tom Digby

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 422

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions to fight actual wars. These are among the fascinating discoveries Tom Digby shares in Love and War, which describes the making and manipulation of gender in both militaristic and nonmilitaristic societies and the consequences for men and women in their personal, romantic, sexual, and professional lives. Drawing on cross-cultural comparisons and examples from popular media, including sports culture, the rise of ÒgonzoÓ and ÒbangbusÓ pornography, and ÒInternet trolls,Ó Digby shows how misogyny and toughness are deployed to construct masculinity in ways that undermine relations between women and men. Through diverse philosophical methodologies, he identifies the cultural elements that contribute to heterosexual antagonism, such as an enduring faith in male force to solve problems, the glorification of violent men who suppress caring emotions, the devaluation of menÕs physical and emotional lives, an imaginary gender binary, male privilege premised on the subordination of women, and the use of misogyny to encourage masculine behavior. Digby tracks the Òcollateral damageÓ of this disabling misogyny in the lives of both men and women, but ends on a hopeful note. He ultimately finds the link between war and gender to be dissolving in many societies: war is becoming degendered, and gender is becoming demilitarized.

Tea, Love and War

Searching for English roots in Assam

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 439

The range of the book: from wartime England to colonial Assam; from sapper training in India to jungle warfare in Malaya – Tea, Love and War tells the unique true story of the child of an exploited village woman gaining recognition and acceptance in suburban England.

Love and war

in three cantos : with other poems

Author: Seaman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 145

View: 113

In Love and War

A Memoir

Author: Ronald C. Weyman

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 111

View: 106

Weyman's memoir evokes the excitement of war and battle, the horrors of danger and loss. And it celebrates the optimism of youth and the healing powers of love.

Love and War

Author: Gabriella Mahoney

Publisher: Gabriella Mahoney

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

View: 415

Part 2 of the Island Temptress story. The island village has burned to the ground and the natives are left to assume that Stephen Garrott is to blame. But Stephen knows that there is more to this than meets the eye. He must find a way to help these people rebuild before the winter storms arrive while protecting the woman he loves from a man bent on destruction. This short novelette is approximately 14,700 words.

Love and War

A Story of World War II in 268 Love Letters

Author: Oneta McCarthy

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 729

This is a love story, but is is also a story of World War II, told by using 268 actual love letters.