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Обложки нет DŽEKS LONDONS-ĪSS DZĪVES APRAKSTS

 Автор: R Samarins


DŽEKS LONDONS-ĪSS DZĪVES APRAKSTS

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Обложка книги Dang Thuy Tram’s Dairies Dang Thuy Tram’s Dairies

 Автор: Dang Thuy Tram


Đặng Thùy Trâm (b. Huế, Vietnam, November 26, 1943; d. Đức Phổ, Quảng Ngãi Province, Vietnam, June 22, 1970) was a Vietnamese civilian doctor who worked as a battlefield surgeon for North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. She was killed, in disputed circumstances, at the age of 27, by United States forces while travelling on a trail in the Ba To jungle in the Quảng Ngãi Province of south-central Vietnam. Her wartime diaries, which chronicle the last two years of her life, attracted international attention following their publication in 2005.

One of Trâm’s handwritten diaries was captured by U.S. forces in December 1969. Following her death in a gun battle on June 22, 1970, a second diary was taken by Frederic (Fred) Whitehurst, then a 22-year-old U.S. military intelligence specialist. Whitehurst defied an order to burn the diaries, instead following the advice of a South Vietnamese translator who advised him not to destroy them. He kept them for 35 years, with the intention of eventually returning them to Trâm's family, if possible.

Whitehurst's search for Trâm’s family initially proved unsuccessful. In March 2005, he and his brother Robert (also a Vietnam War veteran) brought the diaries to a conference on the Vietnam War at Texas Tech University. There they met photographer Ted Engelmann (also a Vietnam veteran), who offered to look for the family during his trip to Vietnam the next month. With the assistance of Do Xuan Anh, a staff member in the Hanoi Quaker office, Engelmann was able to locate Trâm’s mother, Doan Ngoc Tram, and family.

In July 2005, Trâm’s diaries were published in Vietnamese under the title Nhật ký Đặng Thùy Trâm (Đặng Thùy Trâm’s Diary), quickly becoming a bestseller. In less than a year, the volume sold more than 300,000 copies and comparisons were drawn between Trâm’s writing and that of Anne Frank.

In August 2005, Fred and Robert Whitehurst traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to meet Trâm’s family. In early October of the same year, the family traveled to Lubbock, Texas, to view the diaries, which are archived at Texas Tech University's Vietnam Archive, then visited Fred Whitehurst and his family in his home state of North Carolina.

The diaries have been translated into English and the English version was published in September 2007. Published translations into other languages (including Korean) are forthcoming.

In 2009 a film about Tram by Vietnamese director Đặng Nhật Minh, entitled Đừng Đốt (Do Not Burn), was released.

(From Wikipedia.)


ATTENTION

The following document is copyright protected and is the joint property of Madame Doan Ngoc Tram, Frederic Whitehurst, and the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University. This electronic version is provided as a public service via the Virtual Vietnam Archive under the “fair use” stipulations of Section 107 of the US Copyright Act of 1976. The attached materials can be used for educational and other noncommercial purposes only. THIS DOCUMENT CAN NOT BE REPUBLISHED OR RETRANSMITTED IN ANY FORMAT, MEDIUM, OR LANGUAGE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS LISTED ABOVE. These materials may not to be used for resale or commercial purposes without authorization from the above listed copyright holders.

Submit questions or inquiries about this document to the Vietnam Archive — 806-742-9010.

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Обложка книги Drama: An Actor's Education Drama: An Actor's Education

 Автор: Lithgow John

Обложка книги Die weisse Massai Die weisse Massai

 Автор: Hofmann Corinne

 Серия: Die weiße Massai


Corinne Hofmann, 1960 als Tochter einer französischen Mutter und eines deutschen Vaters im Schweizer Kanton Thurgau geboren, gelang mit ihrem Lebensbericht „Die weiße Massai“ über ihre Zeit in Kenia ein internationaler Bestseller, der bereits in 19 Sprachen übersetzt wurde. 2003 erschien ihr zweites Buch „Zurück aus Afrika“, in dem sie von ihrem Neuanfang in der Schweiz erzählt.

Seit einigen Jahren lebt sie mit ihrer Tochter am Luganer See.

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Обложка книги Depeche Mode. Подлинная история Depeche Mode. Подлинная история

 Автор: Миллер Джонатан


«Depeche Mode» — одна из самых культовых в мире групп. Книга рассказывает о начале ее создания, о нелегком пути к ошеломляющей славе четырех бэзилдонских подростков, о мировом признании, о любви, таланте и еще о многих очень важных вещах.

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Обложки нет Death forever!

 Автор: Лобанов Юрий

Обложка книги Darkness Visible Darkness Visible

 Автор: Styron William

Обложка книги Duty Duty

 Автор: Gates Robert M


From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he’d long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

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Обложка книги DEEP PURPLE Звезда автострады DEEP PURPLE Звезда автострады

 Автор: Дрибущак В В


Справочное издание, посвященное творчеству легендарной британской хэви-группы DEEP PURPLE. В первый том вошли: обзорная статья и тексты песен с переводом за период с 1968 по 1973 гг. Предназначена для широкого круга поклонников современной рок-музыки.

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Обложка книги Death Traps Death Traps

 Автор: Cooper Belton Y


“Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone…. His stories are vivid, enlightening, full of life—and of pain, sorrow, horror, and triumph.”

—STEPHEN E. AMBROSE
From his Foreword

“In a down-to-earth style, Death Traps tells the compelling story of one man’s assignment to the famous 3rd Armored Division that spearheaded the American advance from Normandy into Germany. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the forward elements and was responsible for coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. This was a dangerous job that often required him to travel alone through enemy territory, and the author recalls his service with pride, downplaying his role in the vast effort that kept the American forces well equipped and supplied…. [Readers] will be left with an indelible impression of the importance of the support troops and how dependent combat forces were on them.”

Library Journal

“[DEATH TRAPS] FILLS A CRITICAL GAP IN WW2 LITERATURE…. IT’S A TRULY UNIQUE AND VALUABLE WORK.”

—G.I. Journal
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Обложка книги David Suzuki David Suzuki

 Автор: Suzuki David


David Suzuki’s autobiography limns a life dedicated to making the world a better place. The book expands on the early years covered in “Metamorphosis” and continues to the present, when, at age 70, Suzuki reflects on his entire life and his hopes for the future.

The book begins with his life-changing experience of racism interned in a World War II concentration camp, and goes on to discuss his teenage years, his college and postgraduate experiences in the U.S., and his career as a geneticist and then as the host of “The Nature of Things.”

With characteristic candor and passion, Suzuki describes how he became a leading environmentalist, writer, and thinker; the establishment of the David Suzuki Foundation; his world travels and meetings with luminaries like Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. David Suzuki is an intimate and inspiring look at a modern-day visionary.

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Обложка книги Dancing in the Dark Dancing in the Dark

 Автор: Knausgaard Karl Ove

 Серия: My Struggle


18 years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman’s village far north of the polar circle to work as a school teacher. He has no interest in the job itself — or in any other job for that matter. His intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career. Initially everything looks fine: He writes his first few short stories, finds himself accepted by the hospitable locals and receives flattering attention from several beautiful local girls.

But then, as the darkness of the long polar nights start to cover the beautiful landscape, Karl Ove’s life also takes a darker turn. The stories he writes tend to repeat themselves, his drinking escalates and causes some disturbing blackouts, his repeated attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation and shame, and to his own distress he also develops romantic feelings towards one of his 13-year-old students. Along the way, there are flashbacks to his high school years and the roots of his current problems. And then there is the shadow of his father, whose sharply increasing alcohol consumption serves as an ominous backdrop to Karl Ove’s own lifestyle.

The fourth part of a sensational literary cycle that has been hailed as ‘perhaps the most important literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian)

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Обложка книги Daddy, Stop Talking! : And Other Things My Kids Want but Won't Be Getting Daddy, Stop Talking! : And Other Things My Kids Want but Won't Be Getting

 Автор: Carolla Adam


I, Adam Carolla, being of beaten-down mind, declare this to be my Last Will and Testament. I revoke all wills and addendums previously made by me. (You guys never did listen, anyway.)

Article I

I appoint the rest of the world’s unappreciated dads as Personal Representatives to administer this Will. I bequeath to them the right to crack a couple cold ones in the garage after working their asses off all week and ask that they be permitted to watch all the porn they like and not have to change diapers and get dragged to every preschool “graduation” and PTA meeting.

Article II

To my wife, I leave a safe-deposit box, the sole content of which is a note reading “Get a job. I’m dead,” and my best wishes on trying to keep up with the unending demands of our houses, cars, dog, and kids.

Article III

I devise, bequeath, and give my kids this book, Daddy, Stop Talking. Since you guys were the death of me, I leave you these pages of wisdom. But no cash, cars, or property. You’ve got to earn those. On that note, I further demand that the following message be placed on the marker of my grave: “You’re All on Your Own Now. Enjoy.”

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Обложка книги Don't Kiss Them Good-bye Don't Kiss Them Good-bye

 Автор: DuBois Allison


“Death is a funny thing. It brings out the best and worst in people. It casts light on the truth and makes life blindingly clear.”

Her visions have helped solve crimes; her instincts have helped find missing people; she can predict future events and sense your thoughts.

These are some of the extraordinary gifts that define the remarkable Allison DuBois, the real-life medium, wife, and mother whose life is the inspiration for the hit NBC television series Medium.

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Обложка книги David Bowie: встречи и интервью David Bowie: встречи и интервью

 Автор: Иган Шон


В этой книге собраны лучшие интервью с Дэвидом Боуи, которые он давал на протяжении почти всего своего творческого пути. Каждое из них — это один из этапов его невероятного путешествия через эпохи, образы, альбомы, хиты, каждое — возможность заглянуть через плечо гения поп-музыки. И во всех он невероятно точен и внимателен к собеседникам.

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Обложка книги Diego et Frida Diego et Frida

 Автор: ézio Jean-Marie Gustave

 Серия: Folio


Lorsque Frida annonce son intention d'épouser Diego Rivera, son père a ce commentaire acide : « ce seront les noces d'un éléphant et d'une colombe ». Tout le monde reçoit avec scepticisme la nouvelle du mariage de cette fille turbulente mais de santé fragile avec le « génie » des muralistes mexicains, qui a le double de son âge, le triple de son poids, une réputation d'« ogre » et de séducteur, ce communiste athée qui ose peindre à la gloire des Indiens des fresques où il incite les ouvriers à prendre machettes et fusils pour jeter à bas la trinité démoniaque du Mexique — le prêtre, le bourgeois, l'homme de loi.

Diego et Frida raconte l'histoire d'un couple hors du commun. Histoire de leur rencontre, le passé chargé de Diego et l'expérience de la douleur et de la solitude pour Frida. Leur foi dans la révolution, leur rencontre avec Trotski et Breton, l'aventure américaine et la surprenante fascination exercée par Henry Ford. Leur rôle enfin dans le renouvellement du monde de l'art.

Étrange histoire d'amour, qui se construit et s'exprime par la peinture, tandis que Diego et Frida poursuivent une œuvre à la fois dissemblable et complémentaire. L'art et la révolution sont les seuls points communs de ces deux êtres qui ont exploré toutes les formes de la déraison. Frida est, pour Diego, cette femme douée de magie entrevue chez sa nourrice indienne et, pour Frida, Diego est l'enfant tout-puissant que son ventre n'a pas pu porter. Ils forment donc un couple indestructible, mythique, aussi parfait et contradictoire que la dualité mexicaine originelle, Ometecuhtli et Omecihuatl.

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Обложка книги Dancing with the Devil Dancing with the Devil

 Автор: Barker Rodney


In this riveting account of one of the most notorious spy cases in Cold War history, Rodney Barker, the author of The Broken Circle and The Hiroshima Maidens, uncovers startling new facts about the head-line-making sex-for-secrets marine spy scandal at the American embassy in Moscow. This is a nonfiction book that reads with all the excitement of an espionage novel.

Although national security issues made the case an instant sensation—at one point government officials were calling it “the most serious espionage case of the century”—the human element gave it an unusual pathos, for it was not just secret documents that were at issue, but love, sex, marine pride, and race It began when a Native American marine sergeant named Clayton Lonetree, who was serving as a marine security guard at the American embassy in Moscow, fell in love with a Russian woman, who then recruited him as a spy for the KGB. Soon the story expanded to involve the CIA, diplomats on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and the United States Navy’s own investigative service, and before it was over a witch hunt would implicate more marines and ruin many reputations and careers.

In the end, charges were dropped against everyone except Lonetree, who after a long and dramatic court-martial was sentenced to thirty years in prison. But so many questions were left unanswered that the scandal would be thought of as one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Cold War.

Not any longer. In the process of researching his book, investigative writer Rodney Barker gained access to all the principal characters in this story. He interviewed key U.S. military and intelligence personnel, many of whom were unhappy with the public records and trial, and spoke out with astonishing candor. He traveled to Russia to track down and interview KGB officers involved in the operation, including the beautiful and enigmatic Violetta Seina, who lured Lonetree into the “honey-trap”—only to fall in love with him. And he succeeded in penetrating the wall of silence that has surrounded Clayton Lonetree since his arrest and reports the sergeant’s innermost thoughts.

A provocative aspect of this story that Barker explores in depth is whether justice was served in Lonetree’s court-martial—or whether he was used as a face-saving scapegoat after a majority security failure, or doomed by conflicts within his defense team, between his military attorney and his civilian lawyer William Kunstler, or victimized by an elaborate and devious KGB attempt to cover the traces of a far more significant spy: Aldrich Ames, the “mole” at the very heart of the CIA.

Above all, this is a book about Clayton Lonetree, one man trapped by his own impulses and his upbringing, in the final spasms of the Cold War, a curiously touching, complex, and ultimately sympathetic figure who did, in fact, sacrifice everything for love.

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Обложка книги Dying: A Memoir Dying: A Memoir

 Автор: Taylor Cory


Cory Taylor is one of Australia’s celebrated novelists, the author of the brilliant Me and Mr Booker (winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Pacific region), and My Beautiful Enemy (shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award).

At the age of sixty, she is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable. As she tells us in her remarkable last book, Dying: A Memoir, she now weighs less than her neighbour’s retriever.

Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautifully written book is a clear-eyed account of what dying has taught Cory: she describes the tangle of her feelings, she reflects on her life, and she remembers the lives and deaths of her parents. She tells us why she would like to be able to choose the circumstances of her own death.

Dying: A Memoir is a breathtaking book about vulnerability and strength, courage and humility, anger and acceptance. It is a deeply affecting meditation on dying, but it is also a funny and wise tribute to life.

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Обложка книги Drift Drift

 Автор: Maddow Rachel


“One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other Found­ers could ever have envisioned the modern national security state, with its tens of thousands of “privateers”; its bloated Department of Homeland Security; its rust­ing nuclear weapons, ill-maintained and difficult to dismantle; and its strange fascination with an unproven counterinsurgency doctrine.

Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow’s Drift argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. To understand how we’ve arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today’s war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. She offers up a fresh, unsparing appraisal of Reagan’s radical presidency. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the priorities of the national security state to overpower our political discourse.

Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seri­ously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a “loud and jangly” political debate about how, when, and where to apply America’s strength and power—and who gets to make those decisions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xoM7TMiTA

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Обложка книги Distrust That Particular Flavor Distrust That Particular Flavor

 Автор: Gibson William


William Gibson is known primarily as a novelist, with his work ranging from his groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, to his more recent contemporary bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. During those nearly thirty years, though, Gibson has been sought out by widely varying publications for his insights into contemporary culture. Wired magazine sent him to Singapore to report on one of the world's most buttoned-up states. The New York Times Magazine asked him to describe what was wrong with the Internet. Rolling Stone published his essay on the ways our lives are all "soundtracked" by the music and the culture around us. And in a speech at the 2010 Book Expo, he memorably described the interactive relationship between writer and reader. These essays and articles have never been collected-until now. Some have never appeared in print at all. In addition, Distrust That Particular Flavor includes journalism from small publishers, online sources, and magazines no longer in existence. This volume will be essential reading for any lover of William Gibson's novels. Distrust That Particular Flavor offers readers a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers but our entire culture.

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Обложка книги Deception Deception

 Автор: Lucas Edward


From the capture of Sidney Reilly, the ‘Ace of Spies’, by Lenin’s Bolsheviks in 1925, to the deportation from the USA of Anna Chapman, the ’Redhead under the Bed’, in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for nearly a century.

In Deception Edward Lucas uncovers the real story of Chapman and her colleagues in Britain and America, unveiling their clandestine missions and the spy-hunt that led to their downfall. It reveals unknown triumphs and disasters of Western intelligence in the Cold War, providing the background to the new world of industrial and political espionage. To tell the story of post-Soviet espionage, Lucas draws on exclusive interviews with Russia’s top NATO spy, Herman Simm, and unveils the horrific treatment of a Moscow lawyer who dared to challenge the ruling criminal syndicate there.

Once the threat from Moscow was international communism, now it comes from the siloviki, Russia’s ruthless “men of power.” “The outcome,” Lucas argues, “will determine whether the West brings Russia toward its standards of liberty, legality, and cooperation, or whether Russia will shape the West’s future as we accommodate (or even adopt) the authoritarian crony capitalism that is the Moscow regime’s hallmark.”

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Обложка книги Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

 Автор: Mohsin Hamid


From “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times) , intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and “the war on terror.”

Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a “master critic of the modern global condition” (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge.

A “water lily” who has called three countries on three continents his home — Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen — Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.

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Обложка книги Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

 Автор: Baker Nicholson


The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s libraries — including the Library of Congress — have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations, and deteriorate with age.

With meticulous detective work and Baker’s well-known explanatory power, Double Fold reveals a secret history of microfilm lobbyists, former CIA agents, and warehouses where priceless archives are destroyed with a machine called a guillotine. Baker argues passionately for preservation, even cashing in his own retirement account to save one important archive — all twenty tons of it. Written the brilliant narrative style that Nicholson Baker fans have come to expect, Double Fold is a persuasive and often devastating book that may turn out to be The Jungle of the American library system.

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Обложка книги Dans la forêt des paradoxes Dans la forêt des paradoxes

 Автор: ézio Jean-Marie Gustave


L'écrivain français Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, qui a reçu son prix Nobel mercredi 10 décembre des mains du roi de Suède, a fait samedi 7 décembre l'apologie de la littérature universelle dans son discours de réception prononcé à Stockholm.

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Обложка книги Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage

 Автор: Krasznahorkai ászló


Known for his brilliantly dark fictional visions, László Krasznahorkai is one of the most respected European writers of his generation and the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Here, he brings us on a journey through China at the dawn of the new millennium. On the precipice of its emergence as a global power, China is experiencing cataclysms of modernity as its harsh Maoist strictures meet the chaotic flux of globalism. What remains of the Middle Kingdom’s ancient cultural riches? And can a Westerner truly understand China’s past and present — or the murky waters where the two meet?

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is both a travel memoir and the chronicle of a distinct intellectual shift as one of the most captivating contemporary writers and thinkers begins to engage with the cultures of Asia and the legacies of its interactions with Europe in a newly globalized society. Rendered in English by award-winning translator Ottilie Mulzet, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is an important work, marking the emergence of Krasznahorkai as a truly global novelist.

Praise for Krasznahorkai

“The contemporary Hungarian master of the apocalypse.”—Susan Sontag

“Krasznahorkai delights in unorthodox description; no object is too insignificant for his worrying gaze. . He offers us stories that are relentlessly generative and defiantly irresolvable. They are haunting, pleasantly weird, and ultimately, bigger than the worlds they inhabit.”—New York Times

“Krasznahorkai is an expert with the complexity of human obsessions. Each of his books feel like an event, a revelation.”—Daily Beast

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Обложка книги Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg

 Автор: Stewart Ben


Melting ice, a military arms race, the rush to exploit resources at any cost—the Arctic is now the stage on which our future will be decided. And as temperatures rise and the ice retreats, Vladimir Putin orders Russia’s oil rigs to move north. But one early September morning in 2013 thirty men and women from eighteen countries—the crew of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise—decide to draw a line in the ice and protest the drilling in the Arctic.

Thrown together by a common cause, they are determined to stop Putin and the oligarchs. But their protest is met with brutal force as Putin’s commandos seize the Arctic Sunrise. Held under armed guard by masked men, they are charged with piracy and face fifteen years in Russia’s nightmarish prison system.

Ben Stewart—who spearheaded the campaign to release the Arctic 30—tells an astonishing tale of passion, courage, brutality, and survival. With wit, verve, and candor, he chronicles the extraordinary friendships the activists made with their often murderous cellmates, their battle to outwit the prison guards, and the struggle to stay true to the cause that brought them there.

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Обложка книги DS: Bibliographomania, или Жизнь удалась! DS: Bibliographomania, или Жизнь удалась!

 Автор: Окулов Валерий Ильич


…Попытаюсь в своих заметках-воспоминаниях рассказать — чем была и есть НФ-библиография в моей жизни, кто из библиографов мне близок и дорог.

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Обложка книги «Do not disturb». Записки отельера «Do not disturb». Записки отельера

 Автор: Теймурханлы Юнис


«Отели хранят тайну как по закону, так и по своему назначению. Отель — временный дом. А дом — это прежде всего крепость. Гость доверяет отелю свое имущество, персональные данные, детали личной жизни. То есть, по сути, самого себя».

Забавно и трогательно, проникновенно и с нотками грусти, но, главное, талантливо и ярко автор, отельер, владелец и генеральный менеджер гостиницы «Гельвеция» Юнис Теймурханлы, рассказывает о жизни своего бутик-отеля и его постояльцев. Здесь, как в театральном представлении, тесно переплетаются драма и трагикомедия, приключения и любовная лирика, реализм и эксцентричный фарс.

Рассказы о жизни кумиров и их назойливых поклонников, популярных писателей и зарубежных туристов, бизнесменов, звезд спорта и обычных посетителей дают возможность не только как бы самому побывать в стенах элитного отеля, но и по-новому оценить вечные ценности жизни.

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Обложка книги Diego et Frida Diego et Frida

 Автор: ézio Jean-Marie Gustave

 Серия: Folio


Lorsque Frida annonce son intention d'épouser Diego Rivera, son père a ce commentaire acide : « ce seront les noces d'un éléphant et d'une colombe ». Tout le monde reçoit avec scepticisme la nouvelle du mariage de cette fille turbulente mais de santé fragile avec le « génie » des muralistes mexicains, qui a le double de son âge, le triple de son poids, une réputation d'« ogre » et de séducteur, ce communiste athée qui ose peindre à la gloire des Indiens des fresques où il incite les ouvriers à prendre machettes et fusils pour jeter à bas la trinité démoniaque du Mexique — le prêtre, le bourgeois, l'homme de loi.

Diego et Frida raconte l'histoire d'un couple hors du commun. Histoire de leur rencontre, le passé chargé de Diego et l'expérience de la douleur et de la solitude pour Frida. Leur foi dans la révolution, leur rencontre avec Trotski et Breton, l'aventure américaine et la surprenante fascination exercée par Henry Ford. Leur rôle enfin dans le renouvellement du monde de l'art.

Étrange histoire d'amour, qui se construit et s'exprime par la peinture, tandis que Diego et Frida poursuivent une œuvre à la fois dissemblable et complémentaire. L'art et la révolution sont les seuls points communs de ces deux êtres qui ont exploré toutes les formes de la déraison. Frida est, pour Diego, cette femme douée de magie entrevue chez sa nourrice indienne et, pour Frida, Diego est l'enfant tout-puissant que son ventre n'a pas pu porter. Ils forment donc un couple indestructible, mythique, aussi parfait et contradictoire que la dualité mexicaine originelle, Ometecuhtli et Omecihuatl.

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Обложка книги Dream Cities. 7 урбанистических идей, которые сформировали мир Dream Cities. 7 урбанистических идей, которые сформировали мир

 Автор: Грэхем Уэйд


Городская архитектура – как она влияет на нас и как мы влияем на нее? Откуда берутся привычные формы зданий? И какие идеи они могут олицетворять? Знаменитый ландшафтный дизайнер, историк и писатель Уэйд Грэхем расскажет истории архитекторов, чье представление о городах стало основой сегодняшнего градостроительства, чтобы через жизнь этих «мечтателей и энтузиастов», их сторонников и противников не только проследить развитие окружающих нас форм, но и научиться по-новому воспринимать мир, в котором мы живем.

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Обложка книги Dans la forêt des paradoxes Dans la forêt des paradoxes

 Автор: ézio Jean-Marie Gustave


L'écrivain français Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, qui a reçu son prix Nobel mercredi 10 décembre des mains du roi de Suède, a fait samedi 7 décembre l'apologie de la littérature universelle dans son discours de réception prononcé à Stockholm.

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Обложка книги Dans la forêt des paradoxes Dans la forêt des paradoxes

 Автор: ézio Jean-Marie Gustave


L'écrivain français Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, qui a reçu son prix Nobel mercredi 10 décembre des mains du roi de Suède, a fait samedi 7 décembre l'apologie de la littérature universelle dans son discours de réception prononcé à Stockholm.

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Обложка книги Danse Macabre Danse Macabre

 Автор: Кинг Стивен


DANSE MACABRE is a unique combination of fantasy and autobiography of classic horror writing honed to an unforgettable edge; an analysis of horror, terror and the supernatural in films, television and books by the bestselling master of the genre - Stephen King. Ranging across the whole spectrum of horror in popular culture and going back to the seminal classics of Count Dracula and Frankenstein, Stephen King describes his ideas on how horror works on many levels, and how he bring it to bear in his own inimitable novels.

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Обложка книги Dark Mysteries of the Vatican Dark Mysteries of the Vatican

 Автор: Jeffers H Paul


A non fiction book

What The Vatican Doesn't Want You To Know:

The lies. The conspiracies. The cover-ups. The truth.

Deep behind the walls of the world's holiest site is a dense network of lies, corruption, and conspiracies fueling the Vatican 's vast and unchecked influence on world events. From the Holy Orders that defied the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill" to the scandals splashed across international headlines, the Vatican is no longer shrouded in mystery, legend, and secrecy.

It's all here:

The shocking and unsolved murder of the corrupt Vatican financier known as "God's Banker"

Real-life exorcism-and shocking rumors of Satanism

The Vatican's startling views on extraterrestrials and end-of-world prophesies

The Vatican's hidden ties to Nazi Germany and the Mafia

The bizarre rituals of the ultraconservative Opus Dei

The Vatican's ruthless 500-year war with the Freemasons

Pope Pius XII's anti-Semitic indifference to the plight of Europe's Jews and the Holocaust

And much more!

This utterly fascinating, unflinching account is the most definitive exposé ever written about the most secretive institution in the world.

H. Paul Jeffers is the author of The Bilderberg Conspiracy, Freemasons: Inside the World's Oldest Secret Society and Freemasons in America: Inside the Secret Society, among fifty other books. He has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News, and The History Channel.

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Обложка книги Dорого & Gлупо Dорого & Gлупо

 Автор: Капризная Лана

 Серия: Светский дневник


Она – поколение Новой Москвы, города миллиардеров, сверхдорогих бутиков, блестящих вечеринок и сказочных возможностей. Она любит быть снобом, Лондон и щедрых мужчин. Ненавидит – продавщиц в бутиках, неконкретных «кексов» и Куршевель. Ей тесно в частных самолетах, и она не подозревает о существовании метро. Она знает, как подцепить олигарха своей мечты, и для нее всегда открыты двери самых закрытых вечеринок.

Она уверена, что гламур придуман специально для нее.

«Dорого & Gлупо. Светский дневник» Ланы Капризной – это горячий репортаж из эпицентра тусовки, о том, как на самом деле живет Москва Миллиардерская.

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Обложка книги Dogs and Demons Dogs and Demons

 Автор: Керр Алекс

Обложка книги Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday? Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?

 Автор: Bennett Laura


Laura Bennett is not a soccer mom or a PTA mom or a helicopter mom—and she’s certainly not mother of the year. Another breed of mother entirely, Laura is surely more Auntie Mame than June Cleaver. As a busy mother of six, Laura is on an impossible mission: raising a brood of fast-moving, messy, wild sons in the jungles of Manhattan. So what other choice does she have than to sit back, grab a martini, and let the boys be, er, boys?

In Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?, Laura gives her irreverent take on modern motherhood and proves that a strong sense of humor and an even stronger sense of self are the mother’s milk of sanity. In a series of refreshingly candid and hilarious anecdotes, she unapologetically breaks every rule in the Brady Bunch playbook: She gives her kids junk food, plays favorites, and openly admits to having “a genetic predisposition to laissez-faire parenting.” Children, she observes, don’t need constant supervision from neurotic, perfectionist parents. Allow kids to make mistakes and entertain themselves and they’ll turn out just fine—even if you do sometimes forget to pick them up from school.

Beyond the mayhem of a life among males, Laura celebrates the glories of womanhood with a generous helping of wit and style. She gives thanks to the fashion gods for the essentials—red lipstick, Manolo Blahniks, and Lycra shapewear—but reminds us that true style comes from an inner compass that points directly at oneself. In every aspect of life, Laura gives one simple, powerful piece of advice: “Dress like you want it or stay home.”

Brutally honest, outrageous, and sure to raise a few eyebrows, Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday? is a riotously funny read—and it’ll go fabulously well with your new handbag.

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Обложка книги Die Schutzstaffel als antibolschewistische Kampforganisation Die Schutzstaffel als antibolschewistische Kampforganisation

 Автор: Himmler Heinrich Luitpold

Обложка книги Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51

 Автор: Patton Phil


There is a place in the Nevada desert the size of Belgium that doesn't officially exist. It is the airbase where test flights of our top-secret experimental military aircraft are conducted and — not coincidentally — where the conspiracy theorists insist the Pentagon is hiding UFOs and aliens. This is Dreamland — or Area 51. For Phil Patton, the idea of writing a travel account of a place he couldn't actually visit was irresistible. What he found was a world where Chick Yeager and the secret planes of the Cold War converged with the Nevada Test Site and alien landings at Roswell.

A think tank for aviation engineering, Dreamland can be seen from a summit outside the base's perimeter, a hundred miles north of Las Vegas. On Freedom Ridge, groups of airplane buffs gather with their camouflage outfits and binoculars. These are the Stealth chasers, the Skunkers, guys with code names like Agent X and Zero, hoping for a glimpse of the rumored raylike shapes of planes like Black Manta and "the mother ship." The most mysterious craft is Aurora, the successor to the legendary U-2, said to run on methane and fly as fast as Mach 6. Scanning the same horizon, the UFO buffs are looking for the hovering lights and doughnut-shaped contrails of alien aircraft. Are they looking at something sinister and mysterious? Imagined? Or more terrestrial than they think? **Dreamland** shows how much we need mystery in the information age, and how the cultures of nuclear power and airpower merge with the folklores of extraterrestrials and earthly conspiracies.

Patton found people who found themselves in the mysteries of the place. John Lear, the son of aviation pioneer Bill Lear — who gave his name to the jet — served as a pilot for the CIA's Air America, but back home, he became fascinated by UFOs and eventually believed in it all: the underground bases, the alien-human hybrids, the secret treaties. But was he a true believer, or part of a disinformation campaign? Bob Lazar seems to know when the saucers will come, and has made three clear sightings at night along Dreamland's perimeter, but is his story real, or a vision of what's possible?

Dreamland is an exploration of America's most secret place: the base for our experimental airplanes, the fount of UFO rumors, an offshoot of the Nevada Test Site. How this "blackspot" came to exist — its history, its creators, its spies and counterspies — is Phil Patton's tale. He tunnels into the subcultures of the conspiracy buffs, the true believers, and the aeronautic geniuses, creating a novelistic tour de force destined to make us all rethink our convictions about American know-how — and alien inventiveness.

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