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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)

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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 acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin comes a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war. Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses 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 in love. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate young factory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers away, the old man-a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner and then a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe-tells him how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richness and drama of Alessandro's experiences, realizes that this magnificent tale is not merely a story: it's a recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and, above all, a love song for his family
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Midwest
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Helprin, Mark
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by David Colacci
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  • Colacci, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • Older men
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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Label
A soldier of the great war, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (31hr., 01 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780792751359
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11397847
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11397847
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MWT11397847
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
A soldier of the great war, Mark Helprin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (31hr., 01 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792751359
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11397847
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11397847
System control number
MWT11397847
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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