This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended.
Author: Mary R. Platt Hatch
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
Winner of the Global Humanities Translation Prize The Tale of the Missing Man (Dastan-e Lapata) is a milestone in Indo-Muslim literature.
Author: Manzoor Ahtesham
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Winner of the Global Humanities Translation Prize The Tale of the Missing Man (Dastan-e Lapata) is a milestone in Indo-Muslim literature. A refreshingly playful novel, it explores modern Muslim life in the wake of the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. Zamir Ahmad Khan suffers from a mix of alienation, guilt, and postmodern anxiety that defies diagnosis. His wife abandons him to his reflections about his childhood, writing, ill-fated affairs, and his hometown, Bhopal, as he attempts to unravel the lies that brought him to his current state (while weaving new ones). A novel of a heroic quest gone awry, The Tale of the Missing Man artfully twists the conventions of the Urdu romance, or dastan, tradition, where heroes chase brave exploits that are invariably rewarded by love. The hero of Ahtesham’s tale, living in the fast-changing city of Bhopal during the 1970s and ’80s, suffers an identity crisis of epic proportions: he is lost, missing, and unknown both to himself and to others. The result is a twofold quest in which the fate of protagonist and writer become inextricably and ironically linked. The lost hero sets out in search of himself, while the author goes in search of the lost hero, his fictionalized alter ego. New York magazine cited the book as one of “the world's best untranslated novels.” In addition to raising important questions about Muslim identity, Ahtesham offers a very funny and thoroughly self-reflective commentary on the modern author’s difficulties in writing autobiography. The Global Humanities Translation Prize is awarded annually to a previously unpublished translation that strikes the delicate balance between scholarly rigor, aesthetic grace, and general readability, as judged by a rotating committee of Northwestern faculty, distinguished international scholars, writers, and public intellectuals. The Prize is organized by the Global Humanities Initiative, which is jointly supported by Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute for Global Studies and Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
Above all, he just wanted to fly. Instead, he became a missing man in Australia's wartime flying history. Peter Rees rights that wrong in this powerful, compelling and at times tragic examination of Len Water's life.
Author: Peter Rees
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
You were the master of the machine...you were an airman.' Flying Officer Bob Crawford Len Waters was a Kamilaroi man. Born on an Aboriginal reserve, he left school at thirteen and by twenty was piloting a RAAF Kittyhawk fighter with 78 Squadron in the lethal skies over the Pacific in World War II. It was serious and dangerous work and his achievement was extraordinary. These would be the best years of his life. Respected by his peers, he was living his dream. The war over, it should have been easy. He believed he could 'live on both sides of the fence' and be part of Australia's emerging commercial airline industry. He had, after all, broken through the 'black ceiling' once before. Above all, he just wanted to fly. Instead, he became a missing man in Australia's wartime flying history. Peter Rees rights that wrong in this powerful, compelling and at times tragic examination of Len Water's life. He also tells us something of ourselves that we need to hear.
“And then we saw Wulldog was following a scent that led him down there and he
was running towards the man with ... “Yes, it was McCool alright,” said Wilbur, “
And there was that man with a stiff leg he kind of dragged as 51 The Missing Man
Author: Gardiner M Weir
The Missing Man is set in the farmland and glens of County Antrim, that county of Northern Ireland facing Scotland, and takes place in 1942 during the Second World War. Being some twenty eight miles north of the city of Belfast it was possible for the farming neighborhood to see the bombing of the city by German Nazi planes. One dark night Uncle Ben, his son Wilbur and daughter Betty together with cousin Kevin are watching the glow over the city when an enemy plane touches the top of the tall trees around the farm house and crashes on one of the fields further on. There is a horrendous explosion and it is assumed that all the crew perished. But no! The pilot escaped and the hunt is on by the Police and Royal Air force to find him. That's when the two boys and the girl form their own team to run him down. Wulldog, their fox-terrier, gets involved and the adventure begins.
Nathan Dylan Goodwin. The Missing Man A Genealogical Crime Mystery
NATHAN DYLAN GOODWIN The Lost'Ancestor A Genealogical Crime Mystery. A
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Author: Nathan Dylan Goodwin
Publisher: Nathan Dylan Goodwin
It was to be the most important case of Morton Farrier’s career in forensic genealogy so far. A case that had eluded him for many years: finding his own father. Harley ‘Jack’ Jacklin disappeared just six days after a fatal fire at his Cape Cod home on Christmas Eve in 1976, leaving no trace behind. Now his son, Morton must travel to the East Coast of America to unravel the family’s dark secrets in order to discover what happened to him.This is the sixth book in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. Further information, and a FREE series prequel, can be obtained from the author's website, nathandylangoodwin.com
The thesis of this study is that the development of the MIA issue has been, and continues to be, inimical to the best interests of the United States, the missing men, and their families.
Author: Douglas L. Clarke
The thesis of this study is that the development of the MIA issue has been, and continues to be, inimical to the best interests of the United States, the missing men, and their families. It is clear that the Government has a responsibility to both the men and their families. Combat personnel should be assured that their families will not be placed in a limbo status for years should their death be undocumented. In the Vietnam war, the U.S. Government prolonged the grief of the MIA family, while substantially increasing the benefits paid to the MIA wife compared to the widow. These inequities do not cancel each other out, nor is either one justified. The matter of the missing men is an issue over which this government has little control, and as such, reduces American flexibility in dealing with Vietnam. Also, by creating expectations and demands that could never be met, the United States has caused a bitterness toward the government by a small but significant number of American citizens. Finally, in the course of attempting to resolve this issue, a U.S. President promised an economic commitment that he knew could not be met. This action unnecessarily complicated future American-Vietnamese relationships, while reducing the stature of the Presidency and the credibility of American promises.
Missing. Man. with. the. Missing. Forefinger. he General, Josh, and Max sat down
for a review. The General led the discussion. Josh and Max listened. “Well, men,
when we started this investigation we didn't have a body, we had no witness, ...
Author: Allen Shoffner
Publisher: Author House
The Case of the Man With the Missing Forefinger is a work of fiction, but it was written by an attorney who retired after many years of experience in trial practice with knowledge of evidence and legal procedures in both civil and criminal cases. It can be classified in literary genre as a mystery. It is written in short, easy to read sections which contain entertaining dialogue. As in most mysteries, some things are held back from the reader.
Now Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets have to find the man and avoid Eunice at the same time...First published in 1956, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
A brilliant mystery series from bestselling author Enid Blyton, perfect for fans of The Secret Seven. The Trottevilles have a house guest named Eunice, and Fatty will do anything to avoid her. While hiding from Eunice his disguise leads a mystery right to him: there's an escaped prisoner in Peterswood who is also a master of disguise. Now Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets have to find the man and avoid Eunice at the same time...First published in 1956, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
Author: Michael Cassutt
Publisher: Forge Books
A gripping thriller of murder and betrayal at NASA. When a veteran astronaut dies mysteriously during a routine training flight, Mark Koskinen, the rookie astronaut who survives the crash, finds himself caught in a web of suspicion, intrigue, and deception. "TV writer Cassutt (who coauthored Deke!, the memoir of astronaut Deke Slayton) delivers a winner for lovers of aerospace, action or suspense fiction. " - Publishers Weekly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.