The Kindly Ones

Author: Jonathan Littell
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551993643
Size: 54.54 MB
Format: PDF
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“Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about history, morality, and art without offering any easy resolution. Written originally in French, and published now in English for the first time, The Kindly Ones has already sold to date well over a million copies in Europe. In France it won two prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, and has been compared to War and Peace and other great classics of literature. From the Hardcover edition.

Maui

Author: Paul G. Brodie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781537025643
Size: 78.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Maui: Ten Ways to Enjoy the Best Food, Beaches and Locations While on Vacation (Part of the Paul G. Brodie Seminar Book Series) shows how you can enjoy the best of Maui with the most up to date information.What if you could plan the best vacation possible to Maui? What if you could have an incredible vacation in Maui with a few simple steps? Imagine waking up in Maui with the best guide possible to enjoy the best Food, Beaches, and Locations while on Vacation in Paradise. Amazon bestselling author, Paul G. Brodie, in his sixth book, covers ten ways to enjoy the best of Maui. Here are a few things that you will get out of Maui. In this book, you will learn. * Where you should consider staying in Maui* How to book your Flights and Car Rental at the Best Price* How to find the best places to complete your Grocery Shopping and enjoy Hawaiian foods that Paul personally recommends while in Maui* Where to find the best Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Desserts across Maui with the most current restaurant listing and reviews in the longest chapter of the book* Where to find the best Beaches and Snorkeling * Where to find the perfect Beach that Paul found on his 2016 vacation to Maui that is ideal for Relaxing and Snorkeling * Where to find the best place to find Souvenirs (hint, it is only open one day a week)* How to enjoy the best Excursions to the Haleakala Crater and Road to Hana on your own without paying the high tour fees * How to explore the Upcountry and Paia* What items you should bring in regards to Cameras, Underwater Cameras, High Definition Video Cameras, and other items to maximize your memories while in Maui* BONUS: Travel Guide that includes Maps of Maui, Travel Tips, Grocery Shopping Lists, Map of Maui Beaches and Snorkeling Guide, Ranking of Paul's Favorite Maui Restaurants and Food Trucks, and additional maps of Haleakala National Park and The Road to Hana* BONUS: Multiple pictures included in the book that feature Sunsets, Beaches, some of the best Food and Desserts from Maui's top Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Shave Ice* BONUS: Find out about one of the best iPhone and Android app's to download to utilize while driving across Maui* BONUS: Learn about the best way to withdraw cash while in Maui without having to pay bank fees and how much cash back each store will give youBuy this book NOW to have the most current information to have the best trip ever to MauiPick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!To get access to the bonus materials and resources (all for FREE), be sure to visit:www.BrodieEDU.com

Huis Clos

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138138780
Size: 18.49 MB
Format: PDF
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The full French text of Sartre's novel is accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.