Recommended books by Kevin Powers

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Product picture for A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)by Philip Caputo
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The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir―featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick―with a new foreword by Kevin Powers In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history’s ugliest wars, he returned home―physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone.A Rumor of...
Book cover from The Yellow Birds: A Novelby Kevin Powers
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Kevin Powers entered the US army at the age of seventeen. For a year he served in Iraq. After leaving the army and a number of useless jobs, he went to the University of Virginia to study English. He is currently teaching poetry at the University of Texas in Austin. With The Yellow Birds, he wrote, according to many, the great novel about the war in Iraq. The Yellow Birds is the story of the young soldier Bartle, for whom the Iraq war is a hopeless void. His endless days are full of death and...
Book cover from Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art (MIT Press)by Kevin Powers
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Unavailable for several years, a generously illustrated book that documents the most successful experiment in the history of American arts education.Although it lasted only twenty-three years (1933--1956) and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College was one of the most fabled experimental institutions in art education and practice. Faculty members included Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, John Cage, Harry Callahan, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Walter...
Book cover from Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)by Kevin Raub
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#1 best-selling guide to Colombia* Lonely Planet Colombia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Step into the pages ofa novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, watch the sunrise in El Cocuy, or pick your own coffee beans in Zona Cafetera; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colombia and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Colombia Travel Guide: Colour maps and images...
 
Book cover from Ron Gorchovby Robert Storr
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Since the late 1950s, Ron Gorchov (born 1930) has been a stalwart advocate of the possibilities of paintings as objects rather than as representations. Early in his career, alongside artists like Frank Stella, Robert Mangold and Richard Tuttle, Gorchov experimented with the shape of the canvas and stretcher, eventually devising the saddle-like frame that has allowed him to make paintings that are sculptures as much as they are sites of image-making. Gorchov’s art is distinguished by the...
Book cover from The D-Day Assault: A 70th Anniversary Guide to the Normandy Landingsby Stephen T. Powers
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Revised First Edition with new photos, museums and other listings. This compact guidebook not only describes the most significant land invasion of World War II, but features detailed battlefield tours, identifies monuments, and locates museums. Learn the main attractions at both the American and British landing sites, including the airborne operations behind enemy lines. The D-Day Assault, A Guide to the Normandy Landings After 70 Years, contains a wealth of detailed information that is perfect...
Book cover from Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poemsby Kevin Powers
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The award-winning author of The Yellow Birdsreturns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection. National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting captures the many moments that comprise a soldier's life: driving down the Texas highway; waiting for the unknown in the dry Iraq heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with...
Book cover from Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility, and Globalizationby Allison Cerra
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A unique perspective of an evolved role for company leadership Based on the findings of an extensive research project that surveyed more than 5,500 enterprise employees and functional decision makers across the United States and China, Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility and Globalization explores the influence of technology in the workplace and the implications to company culture, functional responsibilities and competitive advantage. This in-depth analysis illuminates emerging...
Book cover from HO NYK September 1, 1971 - Experiment the Experimental - What I Do Is Music - Rap in Progress No. 1 with Carlos Vergara (White Wine Press)by Helio Oiticica
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White Wine Press No. 10 In English and in Spanish. The book can be turned upside down and read in the reverse direction for the two different versions. Helio Oiticica is a major figure of the Brazilian avant-garde of the sixties and seventies. Oiticica's early works, in the mid 1950s, were greatly influenced by European modern art movements. He was a member of Grupo Frente, founded Ivan Serpa, under whom he had studied painting. His early paintings used a palette of strong, bright primary and...