Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

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Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0307567273

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: “A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly


Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 160183537X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: No one knew where she had come from. A scrap of a girl clinging to a black cat with eerie yellow eyes. A lost child or an orphan, maybe. It was a miracle she had survived on Eden Mountain at all. Suddenly strange things began to happen in placid Ruger County, bizarre killings that the police couldn’t solve. Horrifying accidents that the people couldn’t comprehend. An insatiable beast was stalking their intimate hideaways, their swimming holes—and their children. No one noticed how quickly the little girl’s pale cheeks turned pink with health. How her frail body filled out with sleek, lithe muscles and feline grace. And no one noticed that at night her innocent blue eyes turned an eerie, evil yellow . . .


Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0593229398

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. “A book filled with madness and truth and absurdity and self-revelation . . . [Vonnegut is] a great cosmic comedian and rattler of human skeletons, an idealist disguised as a pessimist.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Includes the following essays, speeches, and works: “Science Fiction” “Brief Encounters on the Inland Waterway” “Hello, Star Vega” “Teaching the Unteachable” “Yes, We Have No Nirvanas” “Fortitude” “‘There’s a Maniac Loose Out There’” “Excelsior! We’re Going to the Moon! Excelsior!” “Address to the American Physical Society” “Good Missiles, Good Manners, Good Night” “Why They Read Hesse” “Oversexed in Indianapolis” “The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky” “Biafra: A People Betrayed” “Address to Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970” “Torture and Blubber” “Address to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1971” “Reflections on my Own Death” “In a Manner that Must Shame God Himself” “Thinking Unthinkable, Speaking Unspeakable” “Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library, 1973” “Invite Rita Rait to America!” “Address to P.E.N. Conference in Stockholm, 1973” “A Political Disease” “Playboy Interview”


Cat's Cradle (Study Guide)

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Cat's Cradle (Study Guide)

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621070840

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: The perfect companion to Kurt Vonnegut’s "Cat's Cradle," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.


Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

Author: Dale Mayer

Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1773361031

Genre: Fiction

Page: 200

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Book Summary: Cat’s Cradle: Broken Protocols 3


Marauder

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Marauder

Author: Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593087925

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: It is up to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his ship, the Oregon, to stop a terrorist plot to release a deadly chemical weapon across the globe in the explosive new novel in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times bestselling series. While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo will stop at nothing to find an antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own.


2 B R 0 2 B (Sheba Blake Classics)

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2 B R 0 2 B (Sheba Blake Classics)

Author: Kurt Vonnegut,Sheba Blake

Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing

ISBN: 3961890153

Genre: Fiction

Page: 10

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Book Summary: 2 B R 0 2 B is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut. The title is pronounced "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater describes a story by this name, attributing it to his recurring character Kilgore Trout, although the plot summary given is closer in nature to the eponymous tale from his short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House. The setting is a society in which aging has been cured, individuals have indefinite lifespans, and population control is used to limit the population of the United States to forty million. This is maintained through a combination of infanticide and government-assisted suicide - in short, in order for someone to be born, someone must first volunteer to die. As a result, births are few and far between, and deaths occur primarily by accident.fi


New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut

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New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut

Author: D. Simmons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230100813

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Book Summary: Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic work became a symbol for the counterculture of a generation. From his debut novel, Player Piano (1951) through seminal 1960's novels such as Cat's Cradle (1963) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) up to the recent success of A Man Without A Country (2005), Vonnegut's writing has remained commercially popular, offering a satirical yet optimistic outlook on modern life. Though many fellow writers admired Vonnegut - Gore Vidal famously suggesting that "Kurt was never dull" - the academic establishment has tended to retain a degree of scepticism concerning the validity of his work. This dynamic collection aims to re-evaluate Vonnegut's position as an integral part of the American post-war cannon of literature.


Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

Author: Maurice Baring

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755151054

Genre: Fiction

Page: 696

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Book Summary: This sophisticated and intricate novel, based on true events, begins with Henry Clifford’s determination to do as he likes and live as he wishes is threatened when his daughter falls in love with an unsuitable man. With subtle twists and turns, Maurice Baring conveys the moral that love is too strong to be overcome by mere mortals.


God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0307422976

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: “[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book Review Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. “A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything.”—Conrad Aiken “[Vonnegut was] our finest black humorist. . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—The Atlantic Monthly


Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

Author: Christine Rimmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145928674X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 187

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Book Summary: Cat Beaudine Was Nobody's Baby And that's the way she liked it. She could take care of herself—and she knew that marriage and motherhood were for other women, not her. Until the stranger with the familiar face had her wondering if being alone was all it was cracked up to be…. Dillon McKenna Wanted a Family For the professional daredevil, living on the edge had lost its appeal. He knew Cat was the woman for him. Now all he had to do was convince her of that—with the help of the unexpected bundle of joy in the back of his van….


How Many Miles to Babylon?

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How Many Miles to Babylon?

Author: Jennifer Johnston

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909439

Genre: Fiction

Page: 160

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Book Summary: As a child Alec, heir to the big house and only son of a bitter marriage, formed a close friendship with Jerry, a village boy who shared his passion for horses. In 1914 both enlisted in the British Army – Alec goaded by his beautiful, cold mother to fight for King and Country, Jerry to learn his trade for the Irish Nationalist cause. But amid the mud of Flanders, their relationship is tested by an ordeal beyond the horror of the battlefield...


God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609802098

Genre: Fiction

Page: 80

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Book Summary: From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In thirty odd "interviews," Vonnegut trips down "the blue tunnel to the pearly gates" in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, conducting interviews: with Salvatore Biagini, a retired construction worker who died of a heart attack while rescuing his schnauzer from a pit bull, with John Brown, still smoldering 140 years after his death by hanging, with William Shakespeare, who rubs Vonnegut the wrong way, and with socialist and labor leader Eugene Victor Debs, one of Vonnegut's personal heroes. What began as a series of ninety-second radio interludes for WNYC, New York City's public radio station, evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end. From the original portrait by his friend Jules Feiffer that graces the cover, to a final entry from Kilgore Trout, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian remains a joy.


The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

Author: Annette Whipple

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641601698

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion helps eager readers experience and discover Wilder's books like never before. Author Annette Whipple encourages children to engage in pioneer activities while thinking deeper about the stories and real-life circumstances of the Ingalls and Wilder families as portrayed in the nine Little House books. This valuable companion provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, and additional information related to each of the books' content and history. "Fact or Fiction" sidebars tell the surprising truth about Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing, while 75 activities, crafts, and recipes encourage kids to "Live Like Laura" using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. Every aspiring adventurer will enjoy this walk alongside Laura from the big woods to the golden years.


Confido (Stories)

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Confido (Stories)

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440339405

Genre: Fiction

Page: 14

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Book Summary: Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post—World War II America–a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. In “Confido,” a laboratory assistant’s magical invention promises to put his family on easy street at last. But is a machine that gives voice to our innermost thoughts and unspoken grievances really the key to happiness–or a direct line to despair? “Confido” and the thirteen other never-before-published pieces that comprise Look at the Birdie serve as an unexpected gift for devoted readers who thought that Kurt Vonnegut’s unique voice had been stilled forever–and provide a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.


The Art of String Figures

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The Art of String Figures

Author: International String Figure Association

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486835510

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 128

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Book Summary: Rooted in tribal customs and cultural traditions from around the world, making string figures is an ancient pastime that continues to charm people of all ages. This compilation of projects from String Figure Magazine presents easy-to-follow photographs and simple, step-by-step directions for creating more than two dozen captivating string figures that can jump, flip, and perform other tricks. In addition to basic instructions on how to get started, this guide features brief accounts of each figure's historical background. They include "Kidnapped Baby" and "Broken Home, Mended Home" from Hawaii, "A Flock of Birds" and "Old Man Chewing" from the Solomon Islands, and the Australian "Setting Sun." From the Congo come "Leopard's Mouth," "Rubber Band" from Tibet, and from India, "Scissors." Other figures spotlight the traditions of North America's Navajo and Kwakiutl peoples and natives of Brazil, Guyana, and Argentina. A great travel pastime and on-the-go activity, making string figures is a delightful, inexpensive, and easily acquired hobby.


Love, Kurt

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Love, Kurt

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593133021

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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Book Summary: A never-before-seen collection of deeply personal love letters from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife, Jane, compiled and edited by their daughter “A glimpse into the mind of a writer finding his voice.”—The Washington Post “If ever I do write anything of length—good or bad—it will be written with you in mind.” Kurt Vonnegut’s eldest daughter, Edith, was cleaning out her mother’s attic when she stumbled upon a dusty, aged box. Inside, she discovered an unexpected treasure: more than two hundred love letters written by Kurt to Jane, spanning the early years of their relationship. The letters begin in 1941, after the former schoolmates reunited at age nineteen, sparked a passionate summer romance, and promised to keep in touch when they headed off to their respective colleges. And they did, through Jane’s conscientious studying and Kurt’s struggle to pass chemistry. The letters continue after Kurt dropped out and enlisted in the army in 1943, while Jane in turn graduated and worked for the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C. They also detail Kurt’s deployment to Europe in 1944, where he was taken prisoner of war and declared missing in action, and his eventual safe return home and the couple’s marriage in 1945. Full of the humor and wit that we have come to associate with Kurt Vonnegut, the letters also reveal little-known private corners of his mind. Passionate and tender, they form an illuminating portrait of a young soldier’s life in World War II as he attempts to come to grips with love and mortality. And they bring to light the origins of Vonnegut the writer, when Jane was the only person who believed in and supported him supported him, the young couple having no idea how celebrated he would become. A beautiful full-color collection of handwritten letters, notes, sketches, and comics, interspersed with Edith’s insights and family memories, Love, Kurt is an intimate record of a young man growing into himself, a fascinating account of a writer finding his voice, and a moving testament to the life-altering experience of falling in love.


Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

Author: J.P. Ferris

Publisher: World Audience Inc

ISBN: 1934209252

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Olivia Shaw just landed her dream role. Now someone is killing everyone she loves to scare her out of it. Thrown into the world of superfans, paparazzi, and Hollywood egos, NYPD Detective Cat Carmichael and her squad must race against the clock to find the killer before Olivia becomes a victim herself.


Cat's Cradle

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Cat's Cradle

Author: Bianca D'Arc

Publisher: Hawk Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1370202091

Genre: Fiction

Page: 260

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Book Summary: Most lovers kiss. This one pounces. As bad days go, this one qualifies as one for the books. Elaine knew being late for her jiu jitsu class could earn her a reprimand from her sensei. But the sensei’s not there. And suddenly, neither is her car. Even walking home becomes problematic when she stumbles onto things that most definitely do go bump in the night. One of whom is too handsome for his own good—and too sexy for hers. An Alpha Pantera Noir—black panther shifter—Cade operates on his immense skill, superior strength, and dominant personality. There’s something about this small spitfire of a human woman that threatens to bring him to his knees. She blundered into the middle of his mission to transport his queen to safety, and now it’s his responsibility to keep Elaine safe as well. Except no matter what he does, danger finds her at every turn. Thrust into a world where the supernatural is commonplace, Elaine finds her considerable martial arts skill tested to the limit—and her ability to resist Cade crumbling by the second. But when nothing is as it seems, the last things she can trust are her own instincts.


String Figures and How to Make Them

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String Figures and How to Make Them

Author: Caroline F. Jayne

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN:

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: This book may be regarded as an introduction to the study of String Figures—games which are widespread among primitive peoples, and played by weaving on the hands a single loop of string in order to produce intricate patterns supposed to represent certain familiar objects. I have gathered together the facts already known concerning these games, and, adding my own studies and the unpublished records of other observers, I have here described and illustrated the methods whereby about one hundred string figures are made. My purpose has been twofold: to interest other students in the subject, in order that additional figures and their methods may be collected among various tribes and races; and to reach a still larger public, that more people may share in the fascinations of the games themselves. The games are certainly fascinating, appealing as they do to young and to old, and to those debarred from all pastimes demanding physical exertion. Moreover, they are not unduly difficult; and, capable as they are of infinite variations, their charm ought to be inexhaustible.