Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo MoyesDiscover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
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By Klaus Theweleit. Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. The Freikorps units were paramilitary groups composed of World War I veterans who fought against the newly formed Weimar Republic between and They engaged in bloody confrontations with republican loyalists and engineered some of the more notorious assassinations of the period, such as those of the Catholic Center Party leader Mattias Erzberger and Foreign Minister Walter Rathenau. They believed that the German Army had never been truly defeated in the Great War, only ''stabbed in the back'' by leftist-sympathizing civilians. Although most of these illegal military organizations were disbanded with the stabilization of the Republic in , a large number of their members ultimately found a home in the Nazi regime.
He was a commander in the Freikorps, a paramilitary group made up of downtrodden German veterans who blamed Communist revolutionaries for their loss of the war. Many of the Freikorps later joined the Nazi regime. Perpetual war was not just their work, but their reason to be, the will to live merging with death. And one book would make a quest of understanding why. Who did this and what were their motives? Not why did they do what they did, but what did they want?
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Klaus Theweleit born 7 February is a German sociologist and writer. Theweleit was born in Ebenrode , East Prussia now Nesterov , Russia , the son of a railway company worker and a Jewish mother. He wrote the following about his father: "Above all he was a railroader , wholeheartedly, as he used to say, and then a human being. He was a rather good human being and a good fascist. His beatings which he gave away abundantly and brutally as it was usual in his time and with the best of intentions were the first lessons I received on fascism, a fact I only later fully discovered. Theweleit studied German studies and English studies in Kiel and Freiburg.
Richard J. Evans is provost of Gresham College, London. Psychology and psychoanalysis , Psychoanalysis , Fascism , Europe , Western Europe , Germany , , , , , Literature and literary criticism. Rereading it in English, a decade after my first, rather sceptical perusal, it is easy to see why. Yet in the intervening period, the book has not lost its capacity to shock and disturb. Consider this passage from a novel by Franz Schauwecker which was published in