Sad Little Men

How did that feel at the time, and what sort of adult does it mould? This is a story about England, and a portrait of a type of boy, trained to lead, who becomes a certain type of man.

Author: Richard Beard

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 1529114802


Page: 256

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Sad Little Men

The most important book I've read this year ' ADAM RUTHERFORD RICHARD BEARD SAD LITTLE MEN How Public Schools Failed Britain VINTAGE Richard Beard SAD LITTLE MEN How Public Schools Failed. Front Cover.

Author: Richard Beard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473593312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'Read this book' Alastair Campbell In 1975 Richard Beard was sent away to boarding school. So were Boris Johnson and David Cameron. He didn't enjoy it. But the first and most important lesson was not to let that show. A public school education has long been accepted in Britain as a preparation for leadership, but being separated from your parents at a young age is traumatic. What sort of adult does it mould? Tackling debates about privilege head-on, Sad Little Men reveals what happens when you put a succession of men from boarding schools into positions of influence, including at 10 Downing Street, and asks the question: is this really who we want in charge? 'The most important book I've read this year' Adam Rutherford

Little Women Collection Little Women Little Men Eight Cousins and More

The father now had much to do to supply his family with food, and choice morsels did he bring little Bud. The wild fruits were her food, the fresh dew in the flower-cups her drink, ... Then came a band of sad little Elves to Bud, ...

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 9781681958064

Category: Fiction

Page: 1459

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A Louisa May Alcott Book Bundle This collection includes a linked table of contents with the following books: • Little Women • Little Men • Jo's Boys Plus 3 Bonus Books by Louisa May Alcott: • Eight Cousins • A Modern Cinderella • Flower Fables This Little Women Collection has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

A Long Trip to Teatime

guarding it – these little men were very eager to explain who they were and what the Edenborough Revue was. ... He was a sad little man who rolled his r's a great deal and kept saying: 'Aye, aye, och, weel, that's the way o' it.

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486813462

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Like Lewis Carroll's Alice, Edgar plunges into a wonderland of bizarre adventures among curious creatures. The author of A Clockwork Orange plays with logic and language in this captivating tale for all ages.

Ernie Pyles War

... still so gentle and sad and timeless, is still blowing across the prairies, and will blow in the faces of the little men who follow you, forever.” This was “just one of those small impressions that will form in a child's mind, ...

Author: James Tobin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068486469X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans mourned him in the same breath as they mourned Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of this American folk hero seemed nearly as great as the loss of the wartime president. If the hidden horrors and valor of combat persist at all in the public mind, it is because of those writers who watched it and recorded it in the faith that war is too important to be confined to the private memories of the warriors. Above all these writers, Ernie Pyle towered as a giant. Through his words and his compassion, Americans everywhere gleaned their understanding of what they came to call “The Good War.” Pyle walked a troubled path to fame. Though insecure and anxious, he created a carefree and kindly public image in his popular prewar column—all the while struggling with inner demons and a tortured marriage. War, in fact, offered Pyle an escape hatch from his own personal hell. It also offered him a subject precisely suited to his talent—a shrewd understanding of human nature, an unmatched eye for detail, a profound capacity to identify with the suffering soldiers whom he adopted as his own, and a plain yet poetic style reminiscent of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. These he brought to bear on the Battle of Britain and all the great American campaigns of the war—North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day and Normandy, the liberation of Paris, and finally Okinawa, where he felt compelled to go because of his enormous public stature despite premonitions of death. In this immensely engrossing biography, affectionate yet critical, journalist and historian James Tobin does an Ernie Pyle job on Ernie Pyle, evoking perfectly the life and labors of this strange, frail, bald little man whose love/hate relationship to war mirrors our own. Based on dozens of interviews and copious research in little-known archives, Ernie Pyle's War is a self-effacing tour de force. To read it is to know Ernie Pyle, and most of all, to know his war.

The Hanged Man

Pressed tight against the black jersey, her breasts were looking less small than they had before, but just as perfect. ... He takes sad little men up into the mountains and teaches them how to get in touch with their warrior selves.

Author: Walter Satterthwait

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9789049985028

Category: Fiction


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Croft looks for evidence to free a tarot reader accused of killing a satanist Strong cosmic energy and stunning scenery have long made Santa Fe a destination for New Age enthusiasts. At a gathering of New Mexico’s most renowned mystics, known satanist Quentin Bouvier flaunts a priceless tarot card; a few hours later, he is found hanged from a rafter, head bashed in, the card missing. Suspicion falls on Giacomo Bernardi, a tarot reader and owner of the scarf with which Bouvier was strung up. To crack the state’s airtight case, Bernardi’s lawyer hires Joshua Croft, a private investigator with no patience for the supernatural but a strong understanding of earthly vice. To prove Bernardi’s innocence, Croft reconstructs the events of that strange, deadly dinner party, interviewing all the participants and finding that even the spiritually minded are capable of murder.

The Mobius Man

Time to get on the next plane, go back, tell Kestering thanks but no thanks, and find a job that did not involve interviewing sad little men in Mexican jails. And then maybe I would begin to remember the part of my life that was blank.

Author: Malcolm Shuman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497663275

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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Hunting Mexican guerillas, a CIA agent fights to regain his memory and stay alive David doesn’t remember the bomb going off. In fact, he doesn’t remember anything at all. He was on a mission in Buenos Aires when the explosion sent a piece of shrapnel into his skull, and it missed killing him by a fraction of an inch. His memory in tatters, he returns to the United States to heal, meeting his wife for what seems like the first time. His memory will return gradually, the doctors say, but for now he feels like half a man—half a man who is about to take on a mission. In Mexico, the CIA has been paying a guerilla organization to keep radical militants at bay. When their liaison with the rebels is found dead, David is sent to discover who killed him and why. Though his memory might never return, as he slips deeper into the shadowy world of Mexican outlaws, David will see things he’d just as soon forget.

Pearson s Magazine

Some regret , some affection , some remi" Only a meddler , " said the little man niscence lay in his mobile face . ... denly with — first , let us say , a tremendous He looked into the sad , cruel face beside blow over the heart .



ISBN: PRNC:32101064078833



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Vol. 49, no. 9 (Sept. 1922) accompanied by a separately paged section entitled ERA: electronic reactions of Abrams.

The Wire in the Blood

... I will not only set my lawyers on you but I will also go to the press and tell them about this sad little man who works for the Home Office and is obsessed with my wife. He's deluded, of course, just like all the sad little men 46o.

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429977685

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find... He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them... Val McDermid's The Wire in the Blood is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).

Stanley Kubrick

Described on the poster as “the little man with big ideas,” he invokes dos kleine menschele, “the little man” of Yiddish ... self-loathing, pennyante loser,” what Penelope Houston describes as the “prototype of all sad little men.

Author: Nathan Abrams

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813587127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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Stanley Kubrick is generally acknowledged as one of the world’s great directors. Yet few critics or scholars have considered how he emerged from a unique and vibrant cultural milieu: the New York Jewish intelligentsia. Stanley Kubrick reexamines the director’s work in context of his ethnic and cultural origins. Focusing on several of Kubrick’s key themes—including masculinity, ethical responsibility, and the nature of evil—it demonstrates how his films were in conversation with contemporary New York Jewish intellectuals who grappled with the same concerns. At the same time, it explores Kubrick’s fraught relationship with his Jewish identity and his reluctance to be pegged as an ethnic director, manifest in his removal of Jewish references and characters from stories he adapted. As he digs deep into rare Kubrick archives to reveal insights about the director’s life and times, film scholar Nathan Abrams also provides a nuanced account of Kubrick’s cinematic artistry. Each chapter offers a detailed analysis of one of Kubrick’s major films, including Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Stanley Kubrick thus presents an illuminating look at one of the twentieth century’s most renowned and yet misunderstood directors.