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Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
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2006, ISBN: 9781565124998

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New York: Hart Publishing Company. 1972. Hard Cover. 0805510427 . 538 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dj: From the dj: 'Alexander Sutherland Neill - genius or crackpot? Monumental figure in man's progress toward better modes of education? Or a disturbing gadfly whose combustible theories have been too much for the Establishment? Whatever history's final assessment of this man, Neill's controversial school in Suffolk has in fifty years wielded an enormous influence on child training throughout the world. His seminal book, Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing, has sold more than a million copies in English, has been translated into fifteen languages, and is required reading in very many university courses. With sardonic wit, affection and rueful memory, Neill traces his precarious life, which began just about ninety years ago in a small Scottish village, within the confines of an impoverished Calvinistic home. . . . Neill's autobiography tells of those who helped and influenced him - Lane, Wilhelm Reich, his second wife Ena, and daughter Zoe - and his experiences in keeping his unorthodox school afloat. It also expounds his radical ideas about education, sex, politics, psychology. Neill also discusses the future of Summerhill. The volume also contains an interesting album of photographs, an appendix of Neill's letters to newspapers, and passages from A Dominie's Log, which reveal his educational concepts as early as 1915. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 'Alexander Sutherland Neill, 1883-1973, English educator. After teaching at state schools in Scotland, Neill became dissatisfied with traditional education. In 1924, he set up the progressive coeducational Summerhill School at Leiston, England. Among the school’s experiments were optional attendance, a school parliament, and no religious instruction. Neill’s works include The Problem Child (1927), The Problem Family (1949), and Summerhill (1960). He ideas, although controversial, continue to be debated.' ., Hart Publishing Company, 1972, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Purple paper-covered boards with purple backstrip and gilt lettering. Light bump to head and heel of spine, hint of edgewear. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ shows extremely mild edgewear. "Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show On Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell." (from the jacket), Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2006

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Water for Elephants: A Novel - Gruen, Sara
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Jacob Jankowski says: "I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other." At the beginning of Water for Elephants, he is living out his days in a nursing home, hating every second of it. His life wasn't always like this, however, because Jacob ran away and joined the circus when he was twenty-one. It wasn't a romantic, carefree decision, to be sure. His parents were killed in an auto accident one week before he was to sit for his veterinary medicine exams at Cornell. He buried his parents, learned that they left him nothing because they had mortgaged everything to pay his tuition, returned to school, went to the exams, and didn't write a single word. He walked out without completing the test and wound up on a circus train. The circus he joins, in Depression-era America, is second-rate at best. With Ringling Brothers as the standard, Benzini Brothers is far down the scale and pale by comparison. Water for Elephants is the story of Jacob's life with this circus. Sara Gruen spares no detail in chronicling the squalid, filthy, brutish circumstances in which he finds himself. The animals are mangy, underfed or fed rotten food, and abused. Jacob, once it becomes known that he has veterinary skills, is put in charge of the "menagerie" and all its ills. Uncle Al, the circus impresario, is a self-serving, venal creep who slaps people around because he can. August, the animal trainer, is a certified paranoid schizophrenic whose occasional flights into m contemporary,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction,romance Romance, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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[EAN: 9781565124998], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill], Fiction|Historical, Fiction|Romance|Historical, At ninety-something-years-old, Jacob Jankowski's memories are starting to get the better of him. Left a penniless orphan in the Great Depression, Jacob became part of the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus. There he met Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, who's love for the circus boss tortured her metaphorically and literally. And Rosie the elephant, who was supposed to save the circus but couldn't even follow instructions. Overthe course of time, a bond formed among Jacob, Marlena, and Rosie that filled their lives with joy and, ultimately, was their hope for survival. Touching and funny, 'Water for Elephants' is the story of friendship in the midst of chaos.

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[EAN: 9781565124998], Fine, [PU: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina], FICTION, Fiction|Historical, Fiction|Romance|Historical, Jacket, Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Touching and funny, 'Water for Elephants' is the story of friendship in the midst of chaos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pages

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 9781565124998 . Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Touching and funny, 'Water for Elephants' is the story of friendship in the midst of chaos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pages ., Algonquin Books, 2006

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Water for Elephants
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Gruen, Sara

Title:

Water for Elephants

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9781565124998

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the 1930s circus world, by the bestselling author of

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781565124998
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1565124995
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
335 Pages
Weight: 0,503 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781565124998

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1-56512-499-5, 978-1-56512-499-8

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