Автор: Chesnut Mary Boykin Miller Название: Mary Chesnut`s Diary ISBN: 0143106066 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143106067 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1538 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective. One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, "Mary Chesnut's Diary" was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy's prominent players and-from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina-diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict's most significant moments. One of the most frequently cited memoirs of the war, "Mary Chesnut's Diary" captures the urgency and nuance of the period in an epic rich with commentary on race, status, and power within a nation divided.
Описание: General Jerry Boykin is one of the original members of the Delta Force and has spent the majority of his career in Special Forces. His work in this area of the military placed him in many battles--some of them legendary. He was commander of the Delta Force team portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. These and other dramatic experiences make Boykin's life story read like the riveting fiction of Tom Clancy. He shares how his foundation of faith--while challenged and even broken--was restored and became the lifeblood that brought him through unimaginable circumstances to a rich and inspiring life. In the end, the general realizes his life would have gone very differently, even tragically, without his faith.
Автор: Boykin Kim Название: Palmetto Moon: A Lowcountry Novel ISBN: 0425272109 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780425272107 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found... Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn't see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing--she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn't want, she's left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned for her. In Round O, South Carolina, Vada finds independence in the unexpected friendships she forms at the boarding house where she stays, and a quiet yet fulfilling courtship with the local diner owner, Frank Darling. For the first time in her life, she finally feels like she's where she's meant to be. But when her dear friend Darby hunts her down, needing help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up--and decide where her heart truly belongs.
Автор: Boykin Kim Название: The Wisdom of Hair ISBN: 0425261050 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780425261057 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Life can be beautiful, but it takes a little work... "The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy's funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life." In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful. With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn't save Mama, but maybe she can save him. As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life--except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately... forgiveness.