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In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic. MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER HEARTLAND AWARD WINNER DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • USA Today • O: The Oprah Magazine • Amazon • Publishers Weekly • Salon • Newsday • The Daily Beast NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • The Washington Post • The Economist • Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Christian Science Monitor

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The Warmth of Other Suns: A Complete Summary! The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration is a book written by Isabel Wilkerson. It is a re-telling of the Great Migration, in which more than six million African-Americans from southern America migrated to the northern and western regions of the United States.The period of the Great Migration happened between WWI and the 1970s. In this true story, we will read about the lives of Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling, and Robert Pershing Foster. All three of them migrated from southern America to different urban areas of the North at different times. Even though the three never knew each other, their goals and their reasons for moving to the North were more or less the same: they wanted to seek freedom in a shared vision of northern America and escape the crudeness and harshness of their lives in the South. Here Is A Preview of What You Will Get:- A summarized version of the book.- You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge.- Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book.Get a copy, and learn everything about The Warmth of Other Suns.

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'A landmark piece of non-fiction' Janet Maslin, The New York Times From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better life From 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives us this definitive, vividly dramatic account of how these journeys unfolded. Based on interviews with more than a thousand people, and access to new data and official records, The Warmth of Other Suns tells the story of America's Great Migration through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country journeys, as well as how they changed their new homes forever. 'You will never forget these people' Gay Talese 'A brilliant and stirring epic' John Stauffer, Wall Street Journal 'The mass migration of African Americans out of the US south forever changed the country's cultural fabric - and Wilkerson's history of this period is full of sacrifice and hope ... a long overdue account' Lettecha Johnson, Guardian 'A deeply affecting, finely crafted and heroic book. . . .Wilkerson has taken on one of the most important demographic upheavals of the past century and told it through the lives of three people ... lyrical and tragic' Jill Lepore, New Yorker

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One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic. From the Hardcover edition.

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2zpXPMw) This book is an untold story of the hardships black citizens had to endure in the last century and how they managed to look for a better life fleeing from their hometowns. The Warmth of Other Suns tells us the story through the eyes of three black citizens who had to overcome a lot of hardships to be where they are now today. In a society filled with racism, they fled to the north to look for better opportunities. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "The general laws of migration hold that the greater the obstacles and the farther the distance traveled, the more ambitious the migrants." - Isabel Wilkerson With a Pulitzer Prize under her belt, Isabel Wilkerson does an outstanding job of narrating us the story of America's Great Migration without leaving anything important behind. A truly informative, non-fiction book that will really leave you thinking about the struggles many black men and women had to face in those days. Isabel Wilkerson captivating narrative, enthralling concept and extensive research makes this title an A plus. P.S. The Warmth of Other Suns is an extremely informative book that will also keep you hooked. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get your Copy Delivered to Your Doorstep Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? Highest Quality Summaries Delivers Amazing Knowledge Awesome Refresher Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2zpXPMw

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ABOUT THE BOOK Isabel Wilkerson's "The Warmth of Other Suns" is truly a labor of love. It took 15 years to research and write, as she interviewed over 1,200 people. Wilkerson tracked down her subjects at churches, quilting clubs, funerals, family reunions, and others. After preliminary rounds of interviews, she narrowed her search down to 30 people, and then chose the three main subjects who appear in the book. She was racing against the clock to collect as many stories as possible from the migrants, whose numbers were starting to dwindle. Her book even covers the funerals of both George Starling and Robert Pershing Foster. In order to write her story in a heartfelt manner, Wilkerson recreated Robert Foster's exhausting drive from Louisiana to California. Dr. Foster drove through three states without rest because blacks werent welcome at any motels in those regions. Wilkerson's trip was cut short by her parents, who insisted she stop before reaching dangerous levels of fatigue. At a particularly perilous tract of the drive, Wilkerson writes that her mother said, "You know he must have been ready to cry right about here." MEET THE AUTHOR Taryn was born and raised in Hawaii. She recently returned home after receiving a B.A. in English at Yale University. As a writing concentrator at Yale, Taryn focused on fiction, but as a Hyperink writer, she has learned that nonfiction can also be fun. In her free time, she likes to run at walking pace, haunt libraries, and eat pickles. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Critics have put Isabel Wilkerson's book on par with classics like "Roots" and "The Grapes of Wrath". The Wall Street Journal writes, "Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinback did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath; she humanizes history, giving it emotional and psychological depth." (The Great Northern Migration) But Ms. Wilkerson's piece deserves a category of its own. Her book goes beyond both traditional and oral history. She avoided the style of Studs Terkel, opting for a more cohesive narrative. (A Writer's Long Journey to Trace the Great Migration) Critics agree that Isabel Wilkerson's book is both beautifully written and thoroughly researched. Articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker can attest to that. The book's appearance on Best Book of the Year lists -- L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Economist, and more -- reflects the high quality of reporting. Yet the critics diverge in their assessment of the ending of the book and our takeaway. As Kevin Boyle writes in his Chicago Tribune review, "In the end, though, Wilkerson herself seems to blink, arguing that, despite the struggles she so beautifully describes, the Great Migration was nothing less than the fulfillment of the American Dream as the migrants themselves defined it." TABLE OF CONTENTS - About the Book - A Southerner Once Removed - Overall Summary of The Warmth of Other Suns - The South, 1915 to the 1970s - Key Words and Historical Figures - Major Characters - Strangers in a Strange Land: Migrant Hierarchy - What the Critics are Saying - The Other Voices - Interesting Facts - Sources and Additional Reading

La véritable histoire de Moby Dick

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Le 20 novembre 1820, le baleinier Essex est coulé par un immense cachalot. Pendant dix-huit semaines, à bord de trois petites embarcations, avec des instruments de navigation rudimentaires, un minimum de vivres et d'eau, vingt hommes vont errer, souffrir et mourir, à la dérive sur l'océan Pacifique. Cette histoire a secoué l'Amérique de l'époque et a surtout inspiré l'un des plus grands chefs-d'œuvre de la littérature mondiale : Moby Dick d'Herman Melville. Nathaniel Philbrick a découvert le témoignage de Thomas Nickerson, garçon de cabine de l'Essex, à partir duquel, en le complétant par de nombreuses sources historiques et scientifiques, il nous fait revivre jour après jour l'un des drames maritimes les plus célèbres du XIXe siècle. L'histoire débute à Nantucket, une île au large de la Nouvelle-Angleterre où les quakers font métier de pêcheurs. Tout y est décrit : les grandes flottes, les techniques de pêche, la vie à bord, le comportement des cachalots... Les naufragés tentent de rejoindre l'Amérique du Sud. En vain. Ils survivent aux tempêtes, mais la faim et la soif les poussent à l'anthropophagie. Certains vont vivre comme des Robinson, pendant que d'autres continueront leur errance. Seuls quelques-uns seront sauvés et pourront témoigner. Ce récit puissant et bouleversant touche à la condition humaine, aux limites de l'horreur, du courage et de la noblesse.

Notice rouge

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Haute finance, complot, meurtre... Ce livre est un incroyable thriller. Pourtant tout est vrai. « Mon grand-père était le secrétaire général du parti Communiste américain ; j’ai décidé d’être le premier capitaliste en Russie. » Bill Browder l’a fait : en pariant sur la gigantesque campagne de privatisation des entreprises russes, son fonds d’investissement a atteint quatre milliards de dollars. Mais le 1er novembre 2009, Sergueï Magnitski, son avocat, est conduit dans une cellule d’isolation d’une prison de Moscou, menotté puis battu à mort par huit policiers. Son crime ? Avoir défendu Bill Browder contre le ministère de l’Intérieur impliqué dans une escroquerie d’un montant de 230 millions de dollars. Bill Browder abandonne alors les affaires pour se lancer dans un combat à corps perdu pour la liberté et la justice. Notice rouge nous emmène dans un voyage explosif depuis les hauts lieux de la finance new-yorkaise, en passant par sa guerre contre les oligarques, jusqu’au cœur du Kremlin. Bienvenue dans une plongée glaçante dans les eaux troubles du système Poutine.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Isabel Wilkerson provides a stunning look into The Great Migration of black southerners in 20th century America in, The Warmth of Other Suns. Experience Wilkerson's in-depth view into the personal struggles of being black in America in the century after slavery had ended, and beyond. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary Include? Executive summary of the original book Chapter-by-chapter synopses Key Takeaways from each chapter Editorial Review Original Book Summary Overview The Warmth of Other Suns is a re-telling of The Great Migration, in which six million black southerners migrated to the northern and western regions of the United States in the eight decades between World War I and 1970. This massive true-life tale is anchored in the lives of three real-life figures, Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling, and Robert Pershing Foster, who originated from different southern towns and migrated to different urban cities of the North at different times. They left for a personal set of diverse reasons and lived unique lives that diverged drastically from one another. Although they never knew each other and were unaware of their individual roles in one of the largest migrations movements in modern human history, these three characters were connected by a shared determination to seek freedom in a shared vision of the North. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Summary is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, The Warmth of Other Suns.

Heartland

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Cinquième génération d’agriculteurs des grandes plaines du Kansas côté paternel, et énième génération de mères-adolescentes côté maternel, la journaliste Sarah Smarsh fait le récit de son enfance passée, pendant les années 1980 et 1990, dans une ferme à des dizaines de kilomètres de la ville la plus proche, Wichita. Par la description méticuleuse de sa vie quotidienne, les portraits qu’elle brosse des membres de sa famille et la manière dont elle envisage plus généralement la situation de son pays, l’auteur livre un regard d’une lucidité rare sur la vie des travailleurs pauvres de cette Amérique, ce cœur du pays fait de plaines infinies que les Américains appellent Heartland. Avec clarté, précision, compassion, Sarah Smarsh nous emmène au plus près de la classe ouvrière pauvre, une classe constituée d’hommes et de femmes que l’Amérique a appris à considérer comme valant moins parce que gagnant moins, une classe à laquelle son pays a inculqué la honte d’elle-même.

Les moissons funèbres

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En l’espace de quatre ans, cinq jeunes hommes noirs avec lesquels Jesmyn Ward a grandi sont morts dans des circonstances violentes. Ces décès n’avaient aucun lien entre eux si ce n’est le spectre puissant de la pauvreté et du racisme qui balise l’entrée dans l’âge adulte des jeunes hommes issus de la communauté africaine-américaine. Dans Les Moissons funèbres, livre devenu instantanément un classique de la littérature américaine, Jesmyn Ward raconte les difficultés rencontrées par la population rurale du Sud des États-Unis à laquelle elle appartient et porte tant d’affection.

Soleils éclatés

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A travers tout le Bras spiral de notre galaxie, les hydrogues poursuivent leur guerre destructrice contre l'humanité et contre leurs adversaires ancestraux : les faeros et les verdanis. Un conflit qui éteint des étoiles et tue la vie sur des planètes entières. Mais les humains restent divisés. A la tête de la Ligue Hanséatique terrienne, le président Basil Wenceslas s'obstine dans sa persécution des clans de Vagabonds. Les choses ne vont pas mieux dans l'Empire ildiran, où le Mage Imperator Jora'h doit faire face à une rébellion sanguinaire lancée par son propre frère. Et une nouvelle menace point avec le réveil d'une armée secrète de robots klikiss pour mettre en oeuvre un complot ourdi depuis des millénaires. Acculés, humains et Ildirans cherchent fébrilement des armes plus efficaces et surtout de nouveaux alliés. Pourtant, dans une galaxie déchirée par la guerre et la trahison, comment distinguer l'ami de l'ennemi ?

Et je disparaîtrai dans la nuit

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SUR LA TRACE D'UN TUEUR TERRIFIANT ET CALCULATEUR Pendant plus de dix ans, un mystérieux prédateur a terrorisé la Californie. Après une série de cinquante agressions sexuelles et dix meurtres, il a disparu des radars, échappant ainsi aux autorités. Trente ans après les faits, Michelle McNamara reprend l’affaire, déterminée à découvrir l’identité de celui qu’elle a surnommé le Golden State Killer. Elle retourne sur les lieux des crimes, interroge les victimes et consacre ses nuits à éplucher lesrapports de police. Sa mort brutale met malheureusement un terme prématuré à ses recherches. À l’initiative de son mari , deux enquêteurs ont repris le flambeau et achevé Et je disparaîtrai dans la nuit, rendant ainsi hommage à son travail acharné. « DANS CE LIVRE, MICHELLE MCNAMARA NE SE CONTENTE PASDE SIMPLEMENT RESSUSCITER L’AFFAIRE DU GOLDEN STATE KILLER,ELLE LE FAIT AVEC HUMANITÉ ET ÉLÉGANCE. »MICHAEL CONNELLY

Maresi - Chroniques de l'Abbaye Écarlate

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Parmi ces femmes, elle avait trouvé un refuge. Aujourd’hui, elles sont toutes menacées. Une île invisible depuis la mer, balayée par les vents. Une communauté de femmes, de fillettes, d’anciennes. Une communauté de sœurs. Toutes ont fui la fureur du monde et, parfois, la brutalité des hommes. Et toutes sont venues se placer sous la protection de la magie ancestrale de ce lieu. Sur cette terre de femmes, Maresi, adolescente libre, avide de connaissance et soucieuse des autres, peut s’épanouir, sans crainte de l’avenir. D’autant que, sur ces rivages, nul homme n’a le droit de poser le pied. Mais un jour, une nouvelle fille vient demander l’asile. Qui est-elle ? Et qui la poursuit ?

Home

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Toni Morrison nous plonge dans l'Amérique des années 1950. « Home est un roman tout en retenue. Magistral. [...] Écrit dans un style percutant, il est d'une simplicité trompeuse. Ce conte au calme terrifiant regroupe tous les thèmes les plus explosifs que Morrison a déjà explorés. Elle n'a jamais fait preuve d'autant de concision. C'est pourtant dans cette concision qu'elle démontre toute l'étendue et la force de son écriture. » The Washington Post « Ce petit roman envoûtant est une sorte de pierre de Rosette de l'œuvre de Toni Morrison. Il contient en essence tous les thèmes qui ont toujours alimenté son écriture. [...] Home est empreint d'une petite musique feutrée semblable à celle d'un quatuor, l'accord parfait entre pur naturalisme et fable. [...] Mme Morrison adopte un style tranchant qui lui permet de mettre en mots la vie quotidienne de ses personnages avec une précision poétique. » The New York Times