Fiction

The Longest Night

Author: Andria Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 598

A scintillating debut novel about a young couple whose marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up In 1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them. Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love. Praise for The Longest Night “[A] stunning debut.”—Entertainment Weekly “[A] smart and detailed portrait of a dissolving postwar marriage . . . will remind many readers of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[Andria] Williams’s quietly confident style is without swagger or gimmick. . . . What emerges most powerfully from The Longest Night is a kind of quiet wonder at the exquisite intricacy, but astonishing durability, of familial love.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Think Army Wives meets Serial meets your perfect long weekend read. About an army base with a lot of love triangles, and a cover-up.”—theSkimm “The tension builds heavily with each page.”—InStyle “Scintillating . . . A smoldering, altogether impressive debut that probes the social and emotional strains on military families in a fresh and insightful way.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “[A] luminous debut . . . Williams expertly builds tension between Paul and Nat as the story progresses towards the inevitable nuclear tragedy in this utterly absorbing and richly rewarding novel.”—Booklist (starred review) “Andria Williams’s debut is an intimately detailed portrait of love, trust, and guilt in a town—and an era—clouded with secrets.”—Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You “A smart and compassionate novel that offers as many fresh insights into marriage and intimacy as it does about American nuclear history. Andria Williams is a terrific writer—clear-eyed and empathetic—and this is a fantastic debut.”—Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans “It’s hard to believe The Longest Night is Andria Williams’s debut novel. Her command of language, character and plot—the three essential ingredients for a riveting read—is extraordinary.”—David Abrams, author of Fobbit
History

The Longest Night

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 256

On 10-11 May 1941, Londoners thought the Nazi bombs would never stop falling as the London Blitz reached its furious zenith. These are the true stories from the survivors of one of the longest nights in the Second World War 'An excellent book . . . Mortimer has interviewed scores of survivors for this gripping tale' Scotland on Sunday On the afternoon of Saturday 10 May 1941, crowds gather at Wembley to watch Arsenal play Preston in the Cup Final. Australian journalist John Hughes starts his shift at Reuters in Fleet Street; 20-year-old Reenie Carter reports for duty at her fire station in Westminster Abbey; RAF pilot Guy Gibson relaxes in the sun before his night patrol; Vera Lynn drives in for an evening concert. Meanwhile, thousands of German airmen are preparing for a massive night raid. Gavin Mortimer has interviewed many survivors of this night to reveal the reality of the London Blitz. In a matter of hours, 1,486 Londoners were killed, 11,000 houses were destroyed, and millions of lives were changed for ever.
Fiction

The Longest Night

Author: Joss Whedon

Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 971

Collects stories in which the vampire Angel, as well as Cordelia, Wesley, and their associates, battle evil while Angel continues to try to atone for past sins.
Fiction

The Longest Night

Author: Gregg Keizer

Publisher: Signet

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 124

Brooklyn Jewish crime boss Meyer Lansky sends disgraced hired killer Mouse Weiss to Europe to assist an underground resistance movement that is planning to intercept a train of Jewish prisoners on their way to execution. A first novel. Reprint.
Juvenile Fiction

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Author: Christopher Edge

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 895

"Originally published in the United Kingdom in paperback and in slightly different form by Nosy Crow, London, in 2019"--Copyright page.
History

The Longest Night

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 887

“An emotionally stirring account of the single most devastating attack on London during the Blitz… A captivating and important contribution… History that reads like a novel.”—Kirkus The untold story of the massive bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse, The Longest Night reveals just how close the Luftwaffe came to total victory. On the night of May 10, 1941, Nazi Germany sent some five hundred aircraft to drop more than seven hundred tons of explosives on London. This vivid, dramatically told account depicts how fate shifted based on Hitler's mistaken belief that he'd actually lost the air war over Britain, and portrays the unsurpassed, "we-can-take-it" bravery of the British people when they'd been pushed beyond all human endurance. “An excellent book… Gavin Mortimer has interviewed scores of survivors for his gripping narrative.”—Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal

Tonight Will Be The Longest Night of Them All

Author: Stephan Silich

Publisher: Brooklyn Writers Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 216

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'tonight is the longest night of them all' is Stephan Silich's second collection of poetry in which he once again captures the ordinary and extraordinary moments of living and loving. His poems are as much stories and observations as they are lyrical interpretations of the human condition. In these pages, he stretches his muse beyond reflections on love, family and human mortality and pays tribute to the streets of his native New York and to the artists and writers who have offered inspiration. But most of all, Silich's words offer and eternal song of longing and hope. The perfect remedy for those of us who fail and dare to try and try again. -Marina Aris, Brooklyn Writers Press
Biography & Autobiography

The Longest Night

Author: Helen Engelhardt

Publisher: Midsummer Sound Company Llc

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 231

"More than twenty years ago, Pan Am 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people on board. The longest night begins with the author learning that her husband, Tony Hawkins, was killed in the terrorist bombing over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988.

The Longest Night

Author: Ranata Suzuki

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 184

View: 121

Heartbreak and grief touch every soul at least once in a lifetime and Ranata Suzuki translates those raw emotions into words. The Longest Night combines strikingly poignant quotations, powerfully emotive poetry and captivating silhouette imagery to form a mournful lover's journal that explores a side of love that is deep, dark and hauntingly beautiful. Each of the book's elements are skilfully woven together to reveal fragments of thoughts and feelings that seem almost to belong to the reader as years of painful longing are condensed into the context of a single night. The journal begins with 'Sunset', in which poems convey the initial feelings of shock and loss first felt when a relationship with a loved one ends. As the poetry descends into an emotional downward spiral, the book progresses into its next chapter, 'Darkness', in which emptiness, jealousy, sorrow and despair are passionately portrayed. The concluding chapter, 'First Light', sees the gradual dawning of a new outlook. The final poems express a gratitude for what once was, an acceptance of what now is, and come to the uplifting conclusion that even though a relationship can be fated to end tragically, the memories gained and lessons learned from it are, in their own way, treasured gifts that will last a lifetime. A book for anyone who has found themselves separated from someone they love no matter the circumstance, The Longest Night is a companion for the broken heart on the painful emotional journey that is losing someone you love from your life. Its words serve as a comforting reminder, whether you are travelling this road or have recently completed this journey yourself, that despite the loneliness you may sometimes feel along the way none of us walk this path alone.
Religion

The Longest Night in the Bible

Author: James E. Smith, Ph.D.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 240

A devotional study of the events and teaching of the night most discussed in the Bible--the night before the Crucifixion.
History

The Longest Night

Author: David J Eicher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 992

View: 997

Like no other conflict in our history, the Civil War casts a long shadow onto modern America," writes David Eicher. In his compelling new account of that war, Eicher gives us an authoritative modern single-volume battle history that spans the war from the opening engagement at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox (and even beyond, to the less well-known but conclusive surrender of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith in Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865). Although there are other one-volume histories of the Civil War -- most notably James M. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, which puts the war in its political, economic, and social context -- The Longest Night is strictly a military history. It covers hundreds of engagements on land and sea, and along rivers. The Western theater, often neglected in accounts of the Civil War, and the naval actions along the coasts and major rivers are at last given their due. Such major battles as Gettysburg, Antietam, and Chancellorsville are, of course, described in detail, but Eicher also examines lesser-known actions such as Sabine Pass, Texas, and Fort Clinch, Florida. The result is a gripping popular history that will fascinate anyone just learning about the Civil War while at the same time offering more than a few surprises for longtime students of the War Between the States. The Longest Night draws on hundreds of sources and includes numerous excerpts from letters, diaries, and reports by the soldiers who fought the war, giving readers a real sense of life -- and death -- on the battlefield. In addition to the main battle narrative, Eicher analyzes each side's evolving strategy and examines the tactics of Lee, Grant, Johnston, Sherman, and other leading figures of the war. He also discusses such militarily significant topics as prisons, railroads, shipbuilding, clandestine operations, and the expanding role of African Americans in the war. The Longest Night is a riveting, indispensable history of the war that James McPherson in the Foreword to this book calls "the most dramatic, violent, and fateful experience in American history."
Fiction

The Longest Night

Author: Otto de Kat

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 289

A masterpiece of literary craft and concision; sparse, beautiful and hugely affecting - Daily Mail Since the liberation of the Netherlands, Emma Verweij has been living in Rotterdam, in a street which became a stronghold of friendships for its inhabitants during the Second World War. She marries Bruno, they have two sons, and she determines to block out the years she spent in Nazi Berlin during the war, with her first husband Carl. But now, ninety-six years old and on the eve of her death, long- forgotten memories crowd again into her consciousness, flashbacks of happier years, and the tragedy of the war, of Carl, of her father, and of the friends she has lost. In The Longest Night, his impressive, reflective new novel after News from Berlin, Otto de Kat deftly distils momentous events of 20th-century history into the lives of his characters. In Emma, the past and the present coincide in limpid fragments of rare, melancholy beauty. Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson
Political Science

The Longest Night

Author: Professor of Human Rights and Director Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory Michel Rosenfeld

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 417

View: 492

The American Presidential Election of 2000 was perhaps the most remarkable, and in many ways the most unsettling, that the country has experienced. The Longest Night presents a lively and informed reaction to the legal after-math of the election by the most prominent experts on the subject. With a balance of opposing views -- including those of some of today's most distinguished foreign political and legal commentators -- the contributors offer an unusual breadth of perspectives in addressing the judicial, institutional, and political questions involved in the disputed election. Book jacket.

The Longest Night

Author: Joseph A. Wailes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 260

View: 142

Supernatural science fiction. How do the seen and the unseen parts of Reality compare, contrast, and interact? What are the parallels, and what are the conflicts?
Fiction

The Longest Night

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Publisher: Jennifer Ashley

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 594

Mary Cameron, a Highland widow with a son, doesn’t believe she is destined to find passion until she meets Baron Valentin, a Nvengarian bodyguard who’d been sent to Scotland to protect a princess. Once the princess married Mary’s brother, Valentin departed Scotland, and Mary hasn’t seen Valentin since. Now he’s back, sent to keep an eye on the Nvengarian ambassador to England, who might be plotting to overthrow Valentin’s tiny kingdom. Valentin hasn’t changed—he's dangerous, handsome, mysterious—and he wants Mary. Valentin’s people believe that the person one spends the night with on the longest night of the year—the Winter Solstice—will remain in one’s life forever. Valentin is willing to put this theory to the test, to discover whether he and Mary will surrender to the magic of The Longest Night …
Fiction

The Longest Night

Author: Kathleen O'Reilly

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 737

Sexy, single…and stacked. That's how most men in the Windy City would describe the infamous Cassandra Ward. And Cassandra is happy to play along—providing her men follow her rules. No touchy-feely emotions. Just white-hot sex. But when Noah Barclay, heir to the family empire, propositions her at a wedding, he's got more on his mind than a quick fling. He wants her totally and completely. For Noah, Cassandra is the woman of his dreams—literally. In fact, he can't get the image of her dark mane, voluptuous curves or kissable lips out of his head. But her gorgeous body is just the start. He knows Cassandra is in need of some TLC, but will a kiss and one sizzling night, which leave her breathlessly begging for more, be all that it takes to convince her?