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Frankenstein

Classics Reimagined, FrankensteinJanuary is the 200th Birthday of Frankenstein ( & His Monster)!

Classics Reimagined: Frankenstein (The 200th Anniversary Edition) by Mary Shelley 

 Illustrated by David Plunkert

With detailed and evocative imagery, renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the greatest novel in the monster genre, Frankenstein. Celebrating the bicentennial anniversaryof Mary Shelley's original 1818 version, Rockport Publisher's Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 248-page hardcover book features an 8 page vellum insert detailing thedoctor's designs, and a stunning, full bleed, double gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers and painted book block, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.The suspense and horror of Dr. Frankenstein reanimating assembled body parts, the monster spying on an       unknowing family, and the creature's revenge on his maker take on whole new meaning when accompanied by Plunkert's mystical, layered interpretation.

Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore is proud to offfer a limited number of copies.When these few copies are gone, Augie will accept indiviual special orders.                                     

                                                                     

                                   

Title: The Coldest Winter

Author: David Halberstam

Discussion Leader: Gary Lundin

 

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (Paperback)

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David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining book about the Vietnam conflict. More than three decades later, Halberstam used his unrivaled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another pivotal moment in our history: the Korean War. Halberstam considered The Coldest Winter his most accomplished work, the culmination of forty-five years of writing about America's postwar foreign policy.

Halberstam gives us a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu River and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures--Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the same time, Halberstam provides us with his trademark highly evocative narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden.

The Coldest Winter is contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, providing crucial perspective on every war America has been involved in since. It is a book that Halberstam first decided to write more than thirty years ago and that took him nearly ten years to complete. It stands as a lasting testament to one of the greatest journalists and historians of our time, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles.

About the Author


David Halberstam was one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to report on the war in Vietnam. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of 30. His last fourteen books were all New York Times bestsellers.

Event date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780786888627
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - September 1st, 2008

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