Eventide

Eventide

A Novel

Large Print - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.


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Baker & Taylor
An NBA MVP and author of Giant Steps co-authors the story of the first all-African-American tank battalion to see combat in World War II, documenting how its members struggled with racial discrimination in spite of achievements that resulted in their emergence as one of the war's most highly decorated units. (Military History)

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& Taylor

Presents the story of the first all-African American tank battalion to see combat in World War II, documenting how its members struggled with racial discrimination in spite of their emergence as a highly decorated unit.

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2004
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780375433641
0375433643
9780375433313
0375433317
Characteristics: 497 p. (large print) ; 25 cm. : ill. (large print)]

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empbee
Apr 24, 2018

As good as Plainsong. I didn't read Haruf's books in chronological order but picked up the previous events fast thanks to the masterful chaining of events without the feel of competitiveness.

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mossco53
Nov 15, 2017

Sequel to Plainsong continuing the story of country life and small town hardships with writing that absolutely delights. In an understated way Haruf pulls the very essence out of things and describes people, places, moments, atmosphere in a way that pulls you utterly into the place. Can't wait to read more!

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PamBurtonW
Oct 01, 2017

This author turns ignorant small town folks into humans we can understand. If this was the first book by Haruf I had read I wouldn't have continued reading after the first chapter, as the subject matter seemed small and boring, although the writing was good. It got more interesting as the story unfolded. Having read about Victoria in an earlier book, it was interesting to see what happened there. After the tragic accident it was surprising how Raymond's life changed. For urban readers: this is a one view of small town and country life.

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AlteredStaite
May 16, 2017

This was a perfect continuation of Plainsong. I really enjoyed it.

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haileyj
Jan 29, 2016

I enjoyed this sequel to Plainsong very much. Mr. Haruf's writing is plain, simple and not too word-y. The plot moves along at a good pace to a comfortable/satisfactory conclusion. The characters are well developed and will remain in my memory for some time.

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ownedbydoxies
Nov 27, 2015

This is the follow-up to Plainsong, both of which are absolutely enthralling reads. I loved each book so much that I'll have to go buy a copy of each. Mr. Haruf had a simple, but very powerful, way of writing his stories. He doesn't preach, doesn't hit you over the head with morals or opinions, but treats all his characters, good bad and indifferent, with respect and compassion. His was a rare talent.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

There is an elegant simplicity and beauty in the writing of Kent Haruf. When his characters are happy, the reader rejoices; when they face misfortune, the reader shares their sadness. Few writers can evoke that response in this reader. Eventide is a worthy successor to the award-winning Plainsong. If you have not done so, read Plainsong first. Then you won't need any urging to read Eventide!

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Citizenofthecosmos
May 13, 2014

I'd seen Kent Haruf's books on the NY Times bestseller list over the decades so when I saw a copy of his most recent book, Benediction, on the library shelf I decided to give it a try.

After finishing it, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Plainsong and Eventide!

This trilogy of his is moving, haunting, and hopeful. It is a testament to the human spirit and all that is good in "ordinary people" living "ordinary lives".

Haruf's setting of Holt, Colorado, and the interplay among his characters reminds me a little of Wendell Berry's novels set in the town of Port William Kentucky, which I also love.

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lucky38
Aug 10, 2013

This book is a wonderful read. So sad at times I wanted to reach out and give a helping hand. And then there is joy and heart filling moments. I will indeed be reading Plainsong!

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maple126
Oct 02, 2011

I loved this book. If you like this one you must read 'Plainsong' by the same author. The characters are so real you can almost hear them breathing.

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