Джеймс Джонсон - известный американский писатель XIX века, дипломат и борец за права человека, чьи произведения до сих пор остаются читаемыми и любимыми по всему миру. «Автобиография Экс-Мулата» - интересный роман Джонсона, опубликованный анонимно. Перед читателем разворачивается удивительная история необычной судьбы молодого мулата, живущего в Америке в эпоху пост-Реконструкции. Автор тонко подмечает все переживания герое, прекрасно передаёт общее настроение того времени... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
Джеймс Джонсон - известный американский писатель XIX века, дипломат и борец за права человека, чьи произведения до сих пор остаются читаемыми и любимыми по всему миру. "Автобиография Экс-Мулата" - интересный роман Джонсона, опубликованный анонимно. Перед читателем разворачивается удивительная история необычной судьбы молодого мулата, живущего в Америке в эпоху пост-Реконструкции. Автор тонко подмечает все переживания герое, прекрасно передаёт общее настроение того времени… Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
Christopher Priest is the Arthur C. Clarke Award and World Fantasy Award-winning author of THE SEPARATION, THE GLAMOUR, THE DREAM ARCHIPELAGO and THE PRESTIGE, which was filmed by Christopher Nolan and starred Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. THE AFFIRMATION is his compulsive and original novel of an autobiography that isn't - partly a thriller, partly a haunting study of schizophrenia, it is the mark of one of Britain's finest novelists at the very height of his powers. Peter Sinclair is tormented by bereavement and failure. In an attempt to conjure some meaning from his life, he embarks on an autobiography, but he finds himself writing the story of another man in another, imagined, world, whose insidious attraction draws him even further in...
An autobiography of Henry Rider Haggard, an English writer, largely of adventure fiction. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.
'What's your road, man? - holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.' Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American Dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel defined the new 'Beat' generation and became the bible of the counter culture.
Ireland in its own words: a dazzling compendium Over the past hundred years, Ireland has undergone profound political, social and cultural changes. But one thing that has not changed is the Irish genius for observation and storytelling, invective and self-scrutiny. Ireland: The Autobiography draws upon this genius to create a portrait of a century of Irish life through the words of the people who lived it. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has mined archives, diaries and memoirs to create a remarkably varied and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and perspectives. Ireland: The Autobiography is a brilliantly selected, wide-ranging and engrossing take on the last century of Irish life. It gives us a portrait of Ireland unlike anything we've read before. 'Absorbing and illuminating ...John Bowman has selected a range of accounts of Irish life that do justice to what happened, what it felt like, and the personal and societal experiences alongside the "official" version.' Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times 'A treasure' Irish Examiner 'A whistle-stop tour of the seismic, seminal and explosive events which shaped the nation as we know it' Irish Independent 'Entertaining and informative' Sunday Business Post 'A remarkably varied and delightfully readable mosaic of voices and perspectives' Women's Way 'A thoughtful and eclectic collection' Irish Mail on Sunday
Bonus DVD 1 содержит: Mobil Limb Show Television Special01. The Way You Look Tonight02. When I Fall In Love03. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Right Myself A Letter04. Imagination05. Mona Lisa06. It's Only A Paper Moon07. Too Young08. Where Or When09. To The Ends Of The Earth10. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup11. To The Ends Of The Earth12. Non Dimenticar13. To The Ends Of The Earth14. Acercate Mas15. To The Ends Of The Earth16. Dear Lonely Hearts17. I Love A Piano18. Walking My Baby Back Home19. Ramblin' Rose20. A Lovely Way To Spend An EveningPicture Format: NTSC 4x3 Format: DVD-5Time: 64 mins. Color Mode: Color Region Code: 0 (All)Language And Audio Content: English / Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: NoBonus DVD 2 содержит: Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 1Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 2Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter3Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 4Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 5Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 6Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 7Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 8Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 9Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 10Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 11Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - Chapter 12Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark - SlideShowPicture Format: NTSC 4x3 Format: DVD-5Time: 98 mins. Color Mode: Color Region Code: 0 (All)Language And Audio Content: English / Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles: English / French / Italian / German / Spanish / Portuguese
A timely and practical guide that helps senior managers design successful strategic partnerships Strategic alliances are increasingly common among modern corporations and a hot topic in today's business schools. Alliance is a sophisticated guide to crafting successful partnerships, offering a combination of carefully designed checklists, up-to-date examples and scenarios from around the world, and the tools needed to ensure that all elements of an alliance are taken into account and fully assessed. Most managers don't have the experience or knowledge to create a functional alliance governance structure. This book fills that knowledge gap with a clear description of the proper implementation process. Ideal for business leaders engaged in building a corporate alliance and business school students Covers all of the available alliance structure, describes the building blocks of alliance design, and defines an effective process for managers constructing alliances Written by a leading expert on the subject who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals As the popularity and frequency of corporate strategic alliances grows, Alliance gives business leaders the insight and practical advice they need to ensure their partnerships benefit all parties.
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives.
A veteran of the New York performance-art scene, transvestite Wayne County first headed to London, England in the mid-seventies, attracted by the burgeoning Punk scene. His first band, Queen Elizabeth, were short lived, his next, the Backstreet Boys, recorded an album in New York only to see it never released, although tracks did turn up on the Max's Kansas City album (a favourite of the late UK DJ John Peel). By 1976 Wayne was back in the UK with a new outfit, the Electric Chairs, who rapidly became one of the most booked bands on the UK punk circuit. The following year they were to record their most notorious track, F*ck Off!, which was released as a single and sold very well indeed. The critically and commercially successful Storm the Gates of Hell LP really put The Electric Chairs on the map, and they became international cult favourites. In 1980 Wayne decided it was time to address his gender issues once and for all, and following surgery he became Jayne County. During the 80's Jayne moved to Berlin, performing on the underground circuit, and virtually disappearing from the public eye. By the mid-nineties the UK Punk revival was in full swing and Jayne was tempted out of obscurity to form a revamped Electric Chairs and once more hit the stage doing what she did best. As lewd and irreverent as she had been twenty years earlier, Jayne introduced a whole new generation to her tasteless, gender bending, trashy world and in the process won herself a new fan base, leading to the recording of come back LP Deviation and a best selling autobiography Man Enough to Be a Woman. This DVD was recorded at the 20th Birthday of Punk Celebration, 'Holidays in The Sun', held at the Winter Gardens in August 1995 and contains mostly never-been-seen footage of that very special gig. Watch, be amazed and realise why Jayne County remains the true, uncrowned Queen of Punk Rock.
This anthology of Rudyard Kipling's greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. The Man Who Would be King is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people of Kafiristan. Other famous short stories included are: Only a Subaltern, The Phantom Rickshaw, Wee Willie Winkle, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.