End of the Point
A place out of time. Ashaunt Pointa tiny finger of land jutting into Buzzards Bay. Massachusettshas provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family. who summer along its remote. rocky shore. But in 1942. the U.S. Army arrives on the Point. bringing havoc and change. That summer. the two older Porter girlsteenagers Helen and Dossierun wild. The childrens Scottish nurse. Bea. falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an incident that cuts the season short and haunts the family for years to come.As the decades pass. Helen and then her son Charlie return to the Point. seeking refuge from the chaos of rapidly changing times. But Ashaunt is not entirely removed from events unfolding beyond its borders. Neither Charlie nor his mother can escape the long shadow of historyVietnam. the bitterly disputed real estate development of the Point. economic misfortune. illness. and tragedy.An unforgettable portrait of one familys jou
College curriculums that were once centered on instruction in the classics of Western civilization have become smorgasbords where almost anything qualifies as a course in the liberal arts and where political conformity is enforced by professors. Stanford University. caving in to demands from the Black Student Union (‚;We don’t want to read any more dead white guys’). removed Homer. Dante. Luther. Darwin. and Freud from its course on Western civilization. At Dartmouth. a professor of women’s studies describes the goal of her program as. simply. ‚;the reconstruction of reality.’Sykes calls the abandonment of the great books a ‚;startling triumph for unreason’ and shows how American higher education is turning out hollow men and womenapathetic. ignorant. and empty of the civilizational patrimony that should be theirs.
Autor: Charles J. Sykes
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When Kurt Wallander first appeared in Faceless Killers back in 1990. he was a senior police officer. just turned forty. with his life in a mess. His wife had left him. his father barely acknowledged him; he ate badly and drank alone at night.The Pyramid chronicles the events that led him to such a place. We see him in the early years. doing hours on the beat whilst trying to solve a murder off-duty; witness the beginnings of his fragile relationship with Mona. the woman he has his heart set on marrying; and learn the reason behind his difficulties with his father. These thrilling tales provide a fascinating insight into Wallander’s character. and demand to be read in one sitting. From the stabbing of a neighbour in 1969 to a light aircraft accident in 1989. every story is a vital piece of the Wallander series. showing Mankell at the top of his game. Featuring an introduction from the author. The Pyramid is an essential read for all fans of Kurt Wallander.
e odd pop at the establishment. but rest assured she’s quite gentle with them. So join Jackie (and Katie the Lurcher. Blossom the Cob and Rowfoot’s many other residents. four- and two-legged) as she recounts the occasional pitfall and many pleasures of running a small farm in one of the most beautiful parts of England.
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