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The Resource A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)

A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)

Label
A Soldier of the Great War
Title
A Soldier of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Mark Helprin
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Language
eng
Summary
From acclaimednovelist Mark Helprin comes a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and theworld at war. Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of aprosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he raceshorses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and,while a student of painting at the ancient university in Bologna, he falls inlove. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964,Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate youngfactory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventykilometers away, the old man—a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner andthen a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe—tells him how hetragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richnessand drama of Alessandro's experiences, realizes that this magnificent tale isnot merely a story: it's a recapitulation of his life, his reckoning withmortality, and, above all, a love song for his family
Summary
An old man, Alessandro Giuliani, leaves a streetcar when a boy without a fare is denied entry and, while walking with the boy, tells him about the wealthy life he led until World War I altered it
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10090088
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NjBwBT
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Helprin, Mark
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
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fiction
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Read by David Colacci
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  • Colacci, David
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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adult
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Label
A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780792751359
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6f891a54-bd39-4bd2-b89d-5804fc8e2f58
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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unknown
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792751359
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6f891a54-bd39-4bd2-b89d-5804fc8e2f58
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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