Outsider

The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton’s classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world.” —The New York Times

“Taut with tension, filled with drama.” —The Chicago Tribune

“[A] classic coming-of-age book.” —Philadelphia Daily News

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award


The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton

A heroic story of friendship and belonging

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends?true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. And when it comes to the Socs?a vicious gang of rich kids who enjoy beating up on “greasers” like him and his friends?he knows that he can count on them for trouble. But one night someone takes things too far, and Ponyboy’s world is turned upside down…

Written over forty-five years ago, The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction. S. E. Hinton’s classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world.” ?The New York Times

“Taut with tension, filled with drama.” ?The Chicago Tribune

“[A] classic coming-of-age book.” ?Philadelphia Daily News

“What it’s like to live lonely and unwanted and cornered by circumstance…There is rawness and violence here, but honest hope, too.” ?National Observer

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award


The Outsider
by Stephen King

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn!

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.


Outsider in the House
by Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is the first Independent elected to the US House of Representatives in forty years, and the only Independent ever elected to four consecutive terms. This book recounts his unique political progress from socialist Mayor of Burlington to a leader of the fight in Congress against the Republican majority. Sanders places the 1996 Congressional race in his home state Vermont at the center of his story, capturing the drama and tension of an election targeted by the Republican National Committee. The Republicans’ campaign included massive negative advertising and the hiring of a private detective to dig up dirt on their opponent. Sanders responded with straightforward opposition to the Contract with America, and a positive message. He won with a substantially increased majority and 55{0ecf78de3233195f9d82930a9ee743635b7624591304904366f348b1037c0f80} of the vote in a three-way race. On the Hill, Sanders chairs the House Progressive Caucus, now 58 members strong, which helped to spearhead the successful opposition to Newt Gingrich. He describes his one-on-one meetings with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office where discussions ranged over the need to raise the minimum wage, the role of the corporate media and farming in Vermont. Sanders continues to take the fight to the Democrats as well as the Republicans, insisting that the two party system fails to represent working people in America, most of whom don’t vote. Sanders’ vivid descriptions of the battles raging in Congress over the Gulf War, NAFTA, health care and welfare reform reveal the powerful forces behind government that have produced the most inequitable distribution of wealth in American history. The top one percent of Americans now own more of the nation’s wealth than the bottom ninety.Sanders and the Progressive Caucus respond with a positive strategy for Congress, offering an Alternative Budget which cuts’ military spending and corporate welfare and uses the savings made to rebuild America for the benefit of all its citizens. Here, in a passionate and personal

The Outsider
by Howard Fast

The New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus evokes the postwar Jewish-American experience through the story of a compassionate but conflicted rabbi.
 
After witnessing the inhumanity and devastating suffering of Dachau, chaplain David Hartman returns to post–World War II America seeking meaning and purpose. As a young rabbi, he accepts a post in the sleepy, WASPy Connecticut suburb of Leighton Ridge, where a handful of Jewish families want to build a religious community. Accompanied by his lively wife, Lucy, a self-proclaimed “Jewish atheist,” and aided by a kindred spirit in the local Congregational minister, David meets skepticism with sincerity, and poverty with humility and humor—and faces anti-Semitism with quiet courage.
 
Over the next quarter century, David and his family and congregation weather the social upheavals of McCarthyism, the establishment of Israel’s statehood, the trial and execution of the “atom spies,” civil rights marches, and Vietnam War protests. David finds both his faith and his marriage tested as he continues to struggle with feeling marginalized as a rabbi and a Jew in American society, haunted by the Holocaust and challenged to respond to the prejudice, inequality, and warmongering he sees locally and nationally.
 
Capturing a tumultuous time when humanity was rapidly figuring out how to destroy itself and eager to declare God if not dead, then irrelevant, Howard Fast’s sweeping historical novel offers an intimately personal portrayal of a rabbi’s life—and fearlessly probes questions of personal morality, spiritual identity, and social responsibility that continue to resonate in the twenty-first century.
 This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Israeli Writers Consider the “outsider”
by Leon I. Yudkin, International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization

A society can be judged by its attitude to those who are outside or disadvantaged by reason of class, sex, race, language, background, disability, and so on. This volume seeks to address the models of otherness that exist in Israeli literature.

The Outsider
by Marvin McIntyre, Jamie McIntyre

Early Praise for The Outsider

 "An adrenaline-charged thriller with a conscience."

David Baldacci

Author of 32 New York Times Best Selling Novels

"Marvin McIntyre’s final volume of his trilogy transports the reader on a wild insider’s ride through Washington’s intrigue and maneuverings. The Outsider spins a compelling yarn of politics and policy that keeps us engrossed and reminds us that there’s always a reason to be optimistic. A great read!"

Ed Feulner

Founder, President of The Heritage Foundation 1977-2013


The Outsider
by Colin Wilson

The classic study of alienation, existentialism, and how great artists have portrayed characters who exist on the margins of society.
 
Published to immense acclaim in the mid-1950s, The Outsider helped to make popular the literary concept of existentialism. Authors like Sartre, Kafka, Hemingway, and Dostoyevsky, as well as artists like Van Gogh and Nijinsky, delved for a deeper understanding of the human condition in their work, and Colin Wilson’s landmark book encapsulated a character found time and time again: the outsider.
 
How does the outsider influence society? And how does society influence him? It’s a question as relevant to today’s iconic characters, from Don Draper to Voldemort, as it was when The Outsider was initially published. A fascinating study blending philosophy, psychology, and literature, Colin Wilson’s seminal work is a must-have for those who are fascinated by the character of the outsider.
 
“Luminously intelligent . . . A real contribution to our understanding of our deepest predicament.” —Philip Toynbee
 
“Leaves the reader with a heightened insight into a crucial drama of the human spirit.” —Atlantic Monthly
 

Gospel for the Outsider
by Patrick Whitworth

The Gospel of Luke uniquely proclaims that the message of good news was for the outsider in Jewish society, and indeed for any outsider in any society where the sleek, the successful and the slick are often preferred to the loser, the lonely and the lowly.

In this book, Patrick Whitworth explores how this compassion for the outsider is clear from several levels, and should direct our mission to those who, in whatever shape or form, are outsiders today in our communities.

At the end is a study guide, providing an excellent opportunity for groups to study the Gospel from the outsider’s perspective, and help us to discern the outsiders in our own communities and go to them with the love of Christ and the hope of the gospel-a gospel for outsiders.

“Mark may challenge you, Matthew reassure you and John inspire you, but it is among the real people of Luke’s gospel that you will find yourself. And that, I suggest, is the task of our times-to find ourselves, to discover who we are and how it is that we can play our part in shaping a new world. This is a readable, compelling invitation to walk into the story and find yourself, whoever you may be, within its pages. Indeed the outsider, as Patrick so clearly and beautifully demonstrates, becomes the insider through his or her encounter with Jesus.”

– The Revd Dr Alison Morgan,
Author, ReSource



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