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The Things They Carried (Paperback): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien 1
R241 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R53 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The million copy bestseller that redefined the way the world saw war. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. The Things They Carried is the definitive account of what it was like being on the ground in Vietnam. But while that devastating conflict is central to the book, it is not simply about war. It is a book about memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. It is also about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives. The men of Alpha Company - Jimmy Cross, Norman Bowker, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Henry Dobbins and Kiowa - slog through the emptiness and dangers of their Vietnam tour in this haunting and acclaimed collection, which has the cumulative power and unity of a novel.

The Things They Carried (Paperback, Reissue): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried (Paperback, Reissue)
Tim O'Brien 2
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. `The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. But while Vietnam is central to `The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

The Things They Carried (Paperback): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien
R387 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R130 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since its first publication, "The Things They Carried" has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature, and a profound study of war that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul.

Dad's Maybe Book (Paperback): Tim O'Brien Dad's Maybe Book (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien
R359 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R63 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Best-selling author Tim O'Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. "We are all writing our maybe books full of maybe tomorrows, and each maybe tomorrow brings another maybe tomorrow, and then another, until the last line of the last page receives its period." In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award-winning novelist Tim O'Brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him--a few scraps of paper signed "Love, Dad." Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, the author talked to his sons on paper, as if they were adults, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living. O'Brien traverses the great variety of human experience and emotion, moving from soccer games to warfare to risque lullabies, from alcoholism to magic shows to history lessons to bittersweet bedtime stories, but always returning to a father's soul-saving love for his sons. The result is Dad's Maybe Book, a funny, tender, wise, and enduring literary achievement that will squeeze the reader's heart with joy and recognition.

Going After Cacciato (Paperback, New Ed): Tim O'Brien Going After Cacciato (Paperback, New Ed)
Tim O'Brien
R262 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R61 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the National Book Award, `Going After Cacciato' captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked the Vietnam War, this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, `Going After Cacciato' stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.

Matchbook Classics Box Set (Paperback): J.G. Ballard, Jean-Dominque Bauby, Penelope Fitzgerald, Jonathan Franzen, Hilary... Matchbook Classics Box Set (Paperback)
J.G. Ballard, Jean-Dominque Bauby, Penelope Fitzgerald, Jonathan Franzen, Hilary Mantel, …
R2,513 R1,762 Discovery Miles 17 620 Save R751 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collected here in a stunning box set, these ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a beautifully redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. In the mid-twentieth century, the matchbox industry was booming. Companies had to stand out, so they began commissioning designers and illustrators to create works of graphic art for their labels. Despite its limitations, the tiny canvas did not inhibit artists' imaginations: foxes skipping through Polish forests, celebrations of Russia's space race successes and orchards coming into blossom. These micro-masterpieces serve as the inspiration for the 4th Estate Matchbook Classics series. The ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - are some of the best loved and most admired that 4th Estate has published. Revolutions, mental illness, a vicarage upbringing, families caught in civil war, soldiers in Vietnam and a man who can only communicate by blinking his left eyelid: these books display a full range of the human experience and thrillingly bring it to life. Each can be considered one of the great books of our time, as unique as the matchbox that inspired its cover. Contains: Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Shipping News by Annie Proulx Bad Blood by Lorna Sage

In the Lake of the Woods (Paperback, Paperback Original): Tim O'Brien In the Lake of the Woods (Paperback, Paperback Original)
Tim O'Brien
R237 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R53 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A remarkable novel from the National Book Award-winning author of `Going After Cacciato' and `The Things They Carried', which combines the power of the finest Vietnam fiction with the tension of a many-layered mystery. In a remote lakeside cabin deep in the Minnesota forests, Kathy Wade is comforting her husband John, an ambitious politician, after a devastating electoral defeat. Then one night she vanishes, and gradually the search for Kathy becomes a voyage into the darkest corners of John Wade's life, a life of deception and deceit - the life of a man able to escape everything but the chains of his darkest secret.

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations - Policies and Practices (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): John Zietlow, Jo Ann... Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations - Policies and Practices (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
John Zietlow, Jo Ann Hankin, Alan Seidner, Tim O'Brien
R2,449 R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Save R124 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Essential tools and guidance for effective nonprofit financial management Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations provides students, professionals, and board members with a comprehensive reference for the field. Identifying key objectives and exploring current practices, this book offers practical guidance on all major aspects of nonprofit financial management. As nonprofit organizations fall under ever-increasing scrutiny and accountability, this book provides the essential knowledge and tools professional need to maintain a strong financial management system while serving the organization's stated mission. Financial management, cash flow, and financial sustainability are perennial issues, and this book highlights the concepts, skills, and tools that help organizations address those issues. Clear guidance on analytics, reporting, investing, risk management, and more comprise a singular reference that nonprofit finance and accounting professionals and board members should keep within arm's reach. Updated to reflect the post-recession reality and outlook for nonprofits, this new edition includes new examples, expanded tax-exempt financing material, and recession analysis that informs strategy going forward. Articulate the proper primary financial objective, target liquidity, and how it ensures financial health and sustainability Understand nonprofit financial practices, processes, and objectives Manage your organization's resources in the context of its mission Delve into smart investing and risk management best practices Manage liquidity, reporting, cash and operating budgets, debt and other liabilities, IP, legal risk, internal controls and more Craft appropriate financial policies Although the U.S. economy has recovered, recovery has not addressed the systemic and perpetual funding challenges nonprofits face year after year. Despite positive indicators, many organizations remain hampered by pursuit of the wrong primary financial objective, insufficient funding and a lack of investment in long-term sustainability; in this climate, financial managers must stay up-to-date with the latest tools, practices, and regulations in order to serve their organization's interests. Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations provides clear, in-depth reference and strategy for navigating the expanding financial management function.

Northern Lights (Paperback, New Ed): Tim O'Brien Northern Lights (Paperback, New Ed)
Tim O'Brien
R266 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R61 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The acclaimed novel from the award-winning author of 'If I Die in a Combat Zone', 'Going After Cacciato' and 'In the Lake of the Woods'. The action in 'Northern Lights' takes place not in Vietnam but back in the USA, as Tim O'Brien explores the after-effects of that war - on those who served, and those they left behind. Set in the frozen wilderness of north Minnesota, it concerns two brothers, one who served in Vietnam, and has returned tough, cynical and world-weary; and the other who stayed at home. When they take off on a long skiing trip together through the frozen woods, they quickly get lost in a blizzard, and are tested to their limits as they face a battle against the elements and each other.

If I Die in a Combat Zone - Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (Paperback, 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed): Tim O'Brien If I Die in a Combat Zone - Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (Paperback, 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed)
Tim O'Brien
R338 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre.

July, July (Paperback): Tim O'Brien July, July (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien
R323 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Insidiously, compulsively readable." -- MSNBC
At the thirtieth reunion of the Darton Hall College class of 1969, ten old friends join their classmates for a summer weekend of dancing, drinking, flirting, reminiscing, and regret. The three decades since graduation have brought marriage and divorce, children and careers, hopes deferred and replaced." July, July" tells the heart-rending and often hilarious story of men and women who came into adulthood at a moment when American ideals and innocence began to fade. These lives will ring familiar to anyone who has dreamed, worked, and struggled to keep course toward a happy ending.
With humor and a sense of wistful hope, "July, July" speaks directly to the American character and its resilience, striking deep at the emotional center of our lives.
"A symphony of American life." -- "All Things Considered," NPR
"A small-scale tour de force by an American original . . . O'Brien is one of the most accomplished members of a generation of writers that includes Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon." --" Atlanta Journal-Constitution "
"Astonishing for its] clarity of character, for its] narrative thrills and surprises, for its] humor and hard-won wisdom . . . "July, July" gives readers plenty of reasons to celebrate." -- "Chicago Sun-Times "
"Perceptive, affectionate and often very funny." -- "Boston Herald "
"A deeply satisfying story . . . O'Brien is intelligent and daring, but he is also eminently accessible." -- "O, the Oprah Magazine"
"Taut and compelling." --" Los Angeles Times Book Review
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"Beautifully realized, heartbreakingly honest." -- "Providence Journal-Bulletin
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"Almost impossible to put down." -- "Austin American-Statesman "

In the Lake of the Woods (Paperback): Tim O'Brien In the Lake of the Woods (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien
R327 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published to critical acclaim by Houghton Mifflin, Tim O'Brien's celebrated classic In the Lake of the Woods now returns to the house in a gorgeous new Mariner paperback edition. This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century's legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.

The Things They Carried (Hardcover): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried (Hardcover)
Tim O'Brien
R559 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R115 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Things They Carried (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Tim O'Brien
R560 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R49 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since its first publication in 1979, "The Things They Carried" has become an unparalleled testament to the men who served in Vietnam--a classic work that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul.

Going After Cacciato (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Tim O'Brien Going After Cacciato (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Tim O'Brien
R591 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R54 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the jungles of Indochina, Private Cacciato decides to lay down his rifle and embark on a quixotic walk to Paris, leaving in his wake a trail of M&M candies and a platoon intent on bringing him back to the war -- and to reality.

If I Die in a Combat Zone - Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (Hardcover, Turtleback School & Library ed.): Tim O'Brien If I Die in a Combat Zone - Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (Hardcover, Turtleback School & Library ed.)
Tim O'Brien
R580 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R54 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For use in schools and libraries only. A candid view of the American military establishment and the Vietnam conflict as witnessed by a foot soldier in the late sixties.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baseball Oddities & Trivia - Ball Two! - A Journey Through the Weird, Wacky, and Absolutely... Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baseball Oddities & Trivia - Ball Two! - A Journey Through the Weird, Wacky, and Absolutely True World of Baseball (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien; Illustrated by John Graziano
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Tim O'Brien - Where the River Meets the Road (CD): Tim O'Brien Tim O'Brien - Where the River Meets the Road (CD)
Tim O'Brien
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Things They Carried/In the Lake of the Woods (Hardcover): Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried/In the Lake of the Woods (Hardcover)
Tim O'Brien
R467 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R32 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Tim O'Brien is the best American writer of his generation." --"San Francisco Examiner"
With more than two million copies in print, "The Things They Carried" is a classic work of American literature that has been changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene. It is a groundbreaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. "In the Lake of the Woods" is an unforgettable novel of love and mystery. When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade--a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate--retreats with his wife to a cabin in northern Minnesota. She mysteriously vanishes and several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface.

Inner Story - Understand your mind. Change your world. (Paperback): Tim O'Brien Inner Story - Understand your mind. Change your world. (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tony Baxter - First of the Second Generation of Walt Disney Imagineers (Paperback): Tim O'Brien Tony Baxter - First of the Second Generation of Walt Disney Imagineers (Paperback)
Tim O'Brien
R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
For The Long Run - They Will Run and Not Grow Weary (Paperback): Mitch O'Brien For The Long Run - They Will Run and Not Grow Weary (Paperback)
Mitch O'Brien; Edited by Valerie O'Brien; Tim O'Brien
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is filled with tips on training to run a full marathon and for living a healthy, happy Christ centered life.

Going after Cacciato - A Novel (Paperback, 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed): Tim O'Brien Going after Cacciato - A Novel (Paperback, 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed)
Tim O'Brien
R346 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales."

So wrote the New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars.

In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.

Various Artists - Odd Man In (CD): Tim O'Brien, Bill Vorndick, John Garnder, Nick Forster, Larry Thompson, Staurt Duncan,... Various Artists - Odd Man In (CD)
Tim O'Brien, Bill Vorndick, John Garnder, Nick Forster, Larry Thompson, …
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tim O'Brien - Chicken & Egg (CD): Tim O'Brien Tim O'Brien - Chicken & Egg (CD)
Tim O'Brien
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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