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Обложки нет par Mihaila Bulgakova prozu un viņu pašu

 Автор: ins


par Mihaila Bulgakova prozu un viņu pašu

V. Lakšins

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Обложка книги PQ-17 - конвой в ад PQ-17 - конвой в ад

 Автор: Лунд Пол

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Пол Лунд служил на одном из малых кораблей сопровождения злосчастного конвоя PQ-17. Он пытается описать свои ощущения в тот момент, когда военные корабли бросили конвой и скрылись за горизонтом. Моряки были убеждены, что вскоре им предстоит безнадежная схватка с немецким суперлинкором «Тирпиц». Однако "Лорду Остину" повезло, он сумел добраться до Архангельска, хотя более 20 кораблей союзников были потоплены.

Предназначается для широкого круга читателей, как специалистов, так и любителей военной истории.

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Обложка книги Priceless Priceless

 Автор: Wittman Robert K, Shiffman John


The Wall Street Journal called him “a living legend.” The London Times dubbed him “the most famous art detective in the world.”

In Priceless, Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career for the first time, offering a real-life international thriller to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.

Rising from humble roots as the son of an antique dealer, Wittman built a twenty-year career that was nothing short of extraordinary. He went undercover, usually unarmed, to catch art thieves, scammers, and black market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid.

In this page-turning memoir, Wittman fascinates with the stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities: The golden armor of an ancient Peruvian warrior king. The Rodin sculpture that inspired the Impressionist movement. The headdress Geronimo wore at his final Pow-Wow. The rare Civil War battle flag carried into battle by one of the nation’s first African-American regiments.

The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unmatched: He traveled the world to rescue paintings by Rockwell and Rembrandt, Pissarro, Monet and Picasso, often working undercover overseas at the whim of foreign governments. Closer to home, he recovered an original copy of the Bill of Rights and cracked the scam that rocked the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman saved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art and antiquities. He says the statistic isn’t important. After all, who’s to say what is worth more—a Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into battle? They're both priceless. 

The art thieves and scammers Wittman caught run the gamut from rich to poor, smart to foolish, organized criminals to desperate loners. The smuggler who brought him a looted 6th-century treasure turned out to be a high-ranking diplomat.  The appraiser who stole countless heirlooms from war heroes’ descendants was a slick, aristocratic con man.  The museum janitor who made off with locks of George Washington's hair just wanted to make a few extra bucks, figuring no one would miss what he’d filched.

In his final case, Wittman called on every bit of knowledge and experience in his arsenal to take on his greatest challenge: working undercover to track the vicious criminals behind what might be the most audacious art theft of all. 

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Обложка книги PiHKAL PiHKAL

 Автор: Шульгин Александр, Шульгина Энн


Выдающийся американский химик-фармаколог русского происхождения прожил удивительную жизнь, аналогом которой может послужить разве только подвиг Луи Пастера. Но в отличие от Пастера Шульгин испытывал на себе не новые сыворотки, а синтезированные им соединения, правовой и социальный статус которых в настоящее время проблематичен — психоактивные препараты. Бросив вызов «новой инквизиции», ограничившей право человечества на познание самого себя, доктор Шульгин, несмотря на всевозможные юридические препоны, продолжал свои исследования на протяжении сорока лет, совершив своего рода научный подвиг, значение которого смогут оценить лишь будущие поколения.

В данной электронной версии содержится только первая, художественная часть книги.

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Обложка книги Pimp Pimp

 Автор: Slim Iceberg


A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu's Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim's life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale--the dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar for today's black community. By telling the story of one man's struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn't change; it just has a different swagger.

Only Slim could tell this story and make the reader feel it. If you thought Hustle & Flow was the true pimp story, this book is where it all began. This is the heyday of the pimp, the hard-won pride and glory, small though it may be; the beginnings of pimp before it was dragged in front of the camera, before pimp juice and pimp style. Though it is a tale of his times, it will remain current and true for as long as there is a race bias, as long as there is a street life, as long as there is exploitation.

Review

“Iceberg Slim was the godfather of a genre.”

—K’wan, #1 Essence bestselling author

“One of the greatest black writers in American history.”

—Ice-T

Pimp is an eye-boggling netherworld documentary, a (--) tale of ferocious emotion, expressed through action.''

—Q

“The best-known pimp of our time.”

Washington Post
About the Author

ICEBERG SLIM (1918-1992), a.k.a. Robert Beck, was born in Chicago and initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping, until he was forty-two. After several stints in jail, culminating in a ten-month stay in Cook County, he decided to give up the life and turned to writing. With a family to feed, he folded his life into the pages of Pimp, which emerged as a definitive chronicle of street life. Slim was catapulted into the public eye as a new American hero, known for speaking the truth whether that truth was ugly, sexy, rude, or blunt. He published six more books based on his life and different aspects of the ghetto black, pimp community. Slim died at age seventy-three in 1992, one day before the Los Angeles riots.

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Обложка книги Papillon Papillon

 Автор: ère Henri

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Charrière fut faussement accusé de meurtre en 1931 et condamné à perpétuité au bagne en Guyane française. Le régime là, dit « le chemin de la pourriture », était affreux. Résolu qu'il n'y appartiendrait jamais, il s'évada. Sa récompense fut d'abord un cachot inondé de la mer toutes les marées, puis un séjour à la réclusion, « la mangeuse d'hommes », où il fut puni par la quasi-famine. Mais il désira tant sa liberté que, n'importe combien de ses essais aient échoué, il tenta une évasion après l'autre.

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Обложка книги Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man

 Автор: Clegg Bill


Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent, representing a growing list of writers. He had a supportive partner, trusting colleagues, and loving friends when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would cost him his home, his money, his career, and very nearly his life.

What is it that leads an exceptional young mind to want to disappear? Clegg makes stunningly clear the attraction of the drug that had him in its thrall, capturing in scene after scene the drama, tension, and paranoiac nightmare of a secret life-and the exhilarating bliss that came again and again until it was eclipsed almost entirely by doom. PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT AS A YOUNG MAN is an utterly compelling narrative-lyrical, irresistible, harsh, and honest-from which you simply cannot look away.

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Обложка книги Pedigree: A Memoir Pedigree: A Memoir

 Автор: Modiano Patrick


In this rare glimpse into the life of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano, the author takes up his pen to tell his personal story. He addresses his early years — shadowy times in postwar Paris that haunt his memory and have inspired his world-cherished body of fiction. In the spare, absorbing, and sometimes dreamlike prose that translator Mark Polizzotti captures unerringly, Modiano offers a memoir of his first twenty-one years. Termed one of his “finest books” by the Guardian, Pedigree is both a personal exploration and a luminous portrait of a world gone by.

Pedigree sheds light on the childhood and adolescence that Modiano explores in Suspended Sentences, Dora Bruder, and other novels. In this work he re-creates the louche, unstable, colorful world of his parents under the German Occupation; his childhood in a household of circus performers and gangsters; and his formative friendship with the writer Raymond Queneau. While acknowledging that memory is never assured, Modiano recalls with painful clarity the most haunting moments of his early life, such as the death of his ten-year-old brother. Pedigree, Modiano’s only memoir, is a gift to his readers and a master key to the themes that have inspired his writing life.

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Обложка книги Pink Floyd: Кирпич к кирпичу Pink Floyd: Кирпич к кирпичу

 Автор: Мухин Олег


«Pink Floyd» входит в число великих групп, сформировавших современную музыкальную культуру. Грандиозные концертные представления группы стали легендами, фильм «Стена» с саундтреком одноименного альбома вошел в золотой фонд мирового кино, непримиримые противостояния между ее участниками, неоднократно ставившие «Pink Floyd» на грань распада, постоянно давали обширный материал для музыкальной прессы.

В эту книгу включены статьи о творчестве групппы и интервью с ее участниками, а также уникальные фотографии из фэнзинов. Многие материалы впервые публикуются на русском языке.

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Обложка книги Pretending to be Normal Pretending to be Normal

 Автор: Holliday Willey Liane


Autobiography of a woman and her child diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Author shares her daily struggles and challenges. Includes appendices providing coping strategies and guidance. For the general reader as well as professionals.

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Обложка книги Pourvu que ça brûle Pourvu que ça brûle

 Автор: érey Caryl


De la Nouvelle-Zélande à l'Australie en passant par l'Indonésie, la Jordanie, le Chili ou les Etats-Unis, un carnet de route très rock, l'autoportrait en noir et blanc de l'auteur de Zulu, Mapuche et Condor, Caryl Férey, chantre du thriller engagé, avec qui la réalité devient fiction survoltée.

Caryl Férey a grandi en Bretagne, près de Rennes, une terre qu'il aime pour ses côtes déchiquetées, ses concerts dans les bistrots et ses tempêtes. Grand voyageur, il a bourlingué en Europe à moto et fait un tour du monde à 20 ans. Depuis, il n'a plus cessé de le parcourir. En 1998, Haka a marqué ses débuts d'auteur de polar. Suivront Utu, Zulu (grand prix des lectrices de Elle policier, prix Quais du polar, etc.), adapté au cinéma, et Condor, paru en mars 2016.

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Обложка книги Putin Putin

 Автор: Lourie Richard


An electrifying and timely book, by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie, that explores Putin’s failures and whether Trump’s election gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous opportunities in our mad new world.

“A master chronicler of modern Russia. Drawing on his own expertise, Lourie paints a convincing portrait of a ruthless authoritarian leader headed toward failure. This book serves as an essential primer on Putin and, by extension, Russia.”

Publishers Weekly

For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin’s Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including:

• Putin’s next land grab

• Exploitations of the Arctic

• Cyber-espionage

• Putin and China

…and many more crucial topics.

Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash is an essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order.

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Обложка книги Petit éloge de l'excès Petit éloge de l'excès

 Автор: érey Caryl

 Серия: Folio 2 €


« Je n’invente rien, c’est dans le dictionnaire étymologique : le mot est d’abord employé pour désigner un acte qui dépasse la mesure, un dérèglement. Je vous passe les détails mais, à la fin, l’emploi du mot au sens de « très grand », et de son adverbe au sens de « très » ou « tout à fait » et cela sans idée d’excès, est fréquent. L’excès non seulement résiste aux règles imposées par les pauvres types sus-nommés, mais permet aussi de nous multiplier, de nous essayer à toutes les sauces, tous les possibles, de grandir en somme. Tant pis si on est excessivement mauvais. Il n’y a à perdre que des illusions, des résidences secondaires, des voitures, des slips de bain. »

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Обложка книги Prince William Prince William

 Автор: Junor Penny


His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William truly like?

As Diana's eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents' divorce, William lived painfully through it, suffering the embarrassment, the humiliation, and divided loyalties. He watched his father denounced on prime time television; he met the lovers. And when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, loving mother was suddenly, shockingly snatched from his life forever.

The nation lost its princess and its grief threatened the very future of the monarchy. What was almost forgotten in the clamor was that two small boys had lost their mother. His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his thirtieth birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last sixty years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning his back on his duty and wanting nothing to do with the press- the people he blamed for his mother's death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from?

In the last thirty years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the advantage of her relationship within William's circle, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.

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Обложка книги Praying for Slack Praying for Slack

 Автор: Peavey Robert E


Two different wars were fought in Vietnam, the jungle-and-booby-trap one down south, and the WWII-like one up on the DMZ. “I was one of a handful whose Vietnam tour was evenly split between the First and Third Marine Divisions, and saw, firsthand, the difference 170 miles could make during the war’s bloodiest year.”

Corporal Robert Peavey was a tank commander in I Corps (Eye Corps) on the DMZ when LBJ ordered a bombing halt over the North. His compelling first-hand account chronicles operations just south of the ‘Z, operations that most Vietnam War histories have completely ignored. Peavey offers detailed, understandable explanations of combat strategy, strengths and shortcomings of standard-issue armament, and inter-service rivalries.

Marine veteran Peavey’s account is special for two other reasons. He served as an M48A3 Patton tank commander. Many readers will be surprised that there were quite a few tanks in Vietnam, the geography of which is characterized in the popular mind as being triple-canopy jungle and rice paddies.

In fact, much of Vietnam was “good tank country”, particularly northern I Corps along the DMZ, Marine Corps territory, and due to the Marines’ combined arms organization, with a tank company assigned to each infantry regiment, tanks were involved in every major engagement the Corps was involved in.

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 Автор: Краснов Павел

 Серия: СССР Которого Не Было -- в работах советских художников


Творчество советских художников, основоположников жанра космической живописи, крайне интересно само по себе. Одновременно, его можно рассматривать и как яркий пример новейшей "исторической вилки" в развитии цивилизации на Земле, в результате которой земляне на десятилетия потеряли настоящую дорогу в Большой Космос. Это "альтернативная история", происходящая на наших глазах в виде трагедии, когда наше реальное космическое завтра нам жульнически подменили кривляниями актеров Голливуда в "космических операх", бесконечным враньем по телевизору, кровавыми войнами за ресурсы и сверхприбыли ТНК, скудными подачками сегодняшнего дня и весьма проблематичным будущим.

Что нужно сделать для того, чтобы вернуть себе утраченную дорогу к звездам? Автор предлагает свой ответ. Он всё ещё вполне реален для нас как народа, как социума.

В публикации оставлена орфография оригинала, в частности, Множество Слов Написанных С Большой Буквы.

Часть 1 из 5: Люди Грядущей Планеты.

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Обложки нет Pravda значит «Правда»

 Автор: Хайнлайн Роберт Энсон

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Обложка книги Putin's Labyrinth Putin's Labyrinth

 Автор: LeVine Steve


The new Russia is marching in an alarming direction. Emboldened by escalating oil wealth and newfound prominence as a world power, Russia, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, has veered back toward the authoritarian roots planted in Imperial/Czarist times and firmly established during the Soviet era. Though Russia has a new president, Dmitri Medvedev, Putin remains in control, rendering the democratic reforms of the post-Soviet order irrelevant. Now, in Putin’s Labyrinth, acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine, who lived in and reported from the former Soviet Union for more than a decade, provides a penetrating account of modern Russia under the repressive rule of an all-powerful autocrat. LeVine portrays the growth of a “culture of death”—from targeted assassinations of the state’s enemies to the Kremlin’s indifference when innocent hostages are slaughtered.

Drawing on new interviews with eyewitnesses and the families of victims, LeVine documents the bloodshed that has stained Putin’s two terms as president. Among the incidents chronicled in these pages: The 2002 terrorist takeover of a crowded Moscow theater—which led to the government gassing the building, and the deaths of more than a hundred terrified hostages–seen here from new angles, through the riveting words of those who survived; and the murder of courageous investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, shot in the elevator of her apartment building on Putin’s birthday, purportedly as a malicious “gift” for the president from supporters. Finally, a shocking story that made international headlines–the 2006 death of defector Alexander Litvinenko in London—is dramatized as never before. LeVine traces the steps of this KGB-spy-turned-dissident on his way to being poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive isotope. And in doing so, LeVine is granted a rare series of interviews with a KGB defector who was nearly killed in strangely similar circumstances fifty years earlier. Through LeVine’s exhaustive research, we come to know the victims as real people, not just names in brief news accounts of how they died.

Putin’s Labyrinth is more than an immensely readable exposé. It is highly personal, with the flavor of a memoir. It is a thoughtful book that examines the perplexing question of how Russians manage to negotiate their way around the ever-present danger of violence. It calculates the emotional toll that this lethal maze is exacting on ordinary people, even as they enjoy a dramatically heightened standard of living. Most ominously, it assesses the reopening of hostilities with the West, and the forces that are driving this major new confrontation.

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Обложка книги Pax Indica: India and the World of the Twenty-first Century Pax Indica: India and the World of the Twenty-first Century

 Автор: Tharoor Shashi


A definitive account of Indias international relations from an expert in the field.

Indian diplomacy, a veteran told Shashi Tharoor many years ago, is like the love-making of an elephant: it is conducted at a very high level, accompanied by much bellowing, and the results are not known for two years. In this lively, informative and insightful work, the award-winning author and parliamentarian brilliantly demonstrates how Indian diplomacy has become sprightlier since then and where it needs to focus in the world of the 21st century. Explaining why foreign policy matters to an India focused on its own domestic transformation, Tharoor surveys Indias major international relationships in detail, evokes the countrys soft power and its global responsibilities, analyses the workings of the Ministry of External Affairs, Parliament and public opinion on the shaping of policy, and offers his thoughts on a contemporary new grand strategy for the nation, arguing that India must move beyond non-alignment to multi-alignment. His book offers a clear-eyed vision of an India now ready to assume new global responsibility in the contemporary world. Pax Indica is another substantial achievement from one of the finest Indian authors of our times.

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Обложка книги Putin and the Rise of Russia Putin and the Rise of Russia

 Автор: Stuermer Michael


An expert contemporary history of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s resurgent role in world affairs.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the world was left wondering about its destiny. In spite of the losses incurred, Russia is still a power with vast military inventories and an energy giant whose oil reserves will last, at present rates of exploitation, for more than 30 years, and with natural gas for more than 180 years. Questions abound as to what constitutes Russia's national interest, especially now, as a result of the conflict in South Ossetia. With Vladimir Putin no longer president, many Russians fear instability and insecurity. But the outside world, too, keeps wondering what will happen next. It is a defining moment for Russia, with far-reaching implications for the rest of the world.

Michael Stuermer has observed at close quarters the former president as he steered his country out of the chaos of the post-Yeltsin years. his authoritative new history of modern Russia considers the future for a country striving to be, once again, a great power with global reach.

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Обложка книги Piecework Piecework

 Автор: Hamill Pete


In a new volume of journalistic essays, the eclectic author of A Drinking Life offers sharp commentary on diverse subjects, such as American immigration policy toward Mexico, Mike Tyson, television, crack, Northern Ireland and Octavio Paz.

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Обложка книги Pink Floyd: Кирпич к кирпичу Pink Floyd: Кирпич к кирпичу

 Автор: Мухин Олег


«Pink Floyd» входит в число великих групп, сформировавших современную музыкальную культуру. Грандиозные концертные представления группы стали легендами, фильм «Стена» с саундтреком одноименного альбома вошел в золотой фонд мирового кино, непримиримые противостояния между ее участниками, неоднократно ставившие «Pink Floyd» на грань распада, постоянно давали обширный материал для музыкальной прессы.

В эту книгу включены статьи о творчестве групппы и интервью с ее участниками, а также уникальные фотографии из фэнзинов. Многие материалы впервые публикуются на русском языке.

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Обложка книги Putin's Russia Putin's Russia

 Автор: Politkovskaya Anna


A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm, from “the bravest of Russian journalists” (The New York Times)

Hailed as “a lone voice crying out in a moral wilderness” (New Statesman), Anna Politkovskaya made her name with her fearless reporting on the war in Chechnya. Now she turns her steely gaze on the multiple threats to Russian stability, among them Vladimir Putin himself.

Rich with characters and poignant accounts, Putin’s Russia depicts a far-reaching state of decay. Politkovskaya describes an army in which soldiers die from malnutrition, parents must pay bribes to recover their dead sons’ bodies, and conscripts are even hired out as slaves. She exposes rampant corruption in business, government, and the judiciary, where everything from store permits to bus routes to court appointments is for sale. And she offers a scathing condemnation of the ongoing war in Chechnya, where kidnappings, extra-judicial killings, rape, and torture are begetting terrorism rather than fighting it. Finally, Politkovskaya denounces both Putin, for stifling civil liberties as he pushes the country back to a Soviet-style dictatorship, and the West, for its unqualified embrace of the Russian leader.

Sounding an urgent alarm, Putin’s Russia is a gripping portrayal of a country in crisis and the testament of a great and intrepid reporter.

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Обложка книги P.O.W. Люди войны P.O.W. Люди войны

 Автор: Цаплиенко Андрей


Наверное, мало осталось на карте мест, где бы не побывал автор этой книги. И как правило, места эти отнюдь не спокойны. «POW» – это, можно сказать, классическая аббревиатура, которую часто используют в англоязычных сводках о потерях в зонах боевых действий и которая расшифровывается как «Prisoners of War» – военнопленные. У автора же свое обозначение понятия «POW»: «People of War» – люди войны. Эта книга о тех, для кого понятие «война» равнозначно понятию «жизнь» – о журналистах, ведущих репортажи из самых горячих точек планеты; о бойцах Иностранного легиона; о детях, разбирающихся в видах оружия лучше, чем в учебниках и игрушках; о бывших воинах Советской армии, которые добровольно перешли на сторону моджахедов, живут в Афганистане и не имеют желания вернуться на родину… Словом, она о тех, кто все время живет на войне.

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Обложка книги Pensativities: Selected Essays Pensativities: Selected Essays

 Автор: Couto Mia


BY THE FINALIST FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

THE WINNER OF THE 2014 NEUSTADT PRIZE

AND THE WINNER OF THE 2013 CAMÕES PRIZE

"One of the greatest living writers in the Portuguese language." — Philip Graham, The Millions

"Subtle and elegant." — The Wall Street Journal

"At once deadpan and beguiling." — The Times Literary Supplement

"To understand what makes António 'Mia' Emílio Leite Couto special — even extraordinary — we have to loosen our grip on the binary that distinguishes between 'the West' and 'Africa.' Couto is 'white' without not being African, and as an 'African' writer he's one of the most important figures in a global Lusophone literature that stretches across three continents." — The New Inquiry

What would Barack Obama's 2004 campaign have looked like if it unfolded in an African nation? What does it mean to be an African writer today? How do writers and poets from all continents teach us to cross the sertão, the savannah, the barren places where we're forced to walk within ourselves? Bringing together the best pieces from his previously untranslated nonfiction collections, alongside new material presented here for the first time in any language, Pensativities offers English readers a taste of Mia Couto as essayist, lecturer, and journalist — with essays on cosmopolitanism, poverty, culture gaps, conservation, and more.

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Обложка книги Pourvu que ça brûle Pourvu que ça brûle

 Автор: érey Caryl


De la Nouvelle-Zélande à l'Australie en passant par l'Indonésie, la Jordanie, le Chili ou les Etats-Unis, un carnet de route très rock, l'autoportrait en noir et blanc de l'auteur de Zulu, Mapuche et Condor, Caryl Férey, chantre du thriller engagé, avec qui la réalité devient fiction survoltée.

Caryl Férey a grandi en Bretagne, près de Rennes, une terre qu'il aime pour ses côtes déchiquetées, ses concerts dans les bistrots et ses tempêtes. Grand voyageur, il a bourlingué en Europe à moto et fait un tour du monde à 20 ans. Depuis, il n'a plus cessé de le parcourir. En 1998, Haka a marqué ses débuts d'auteur de polar. Suivront Utu, Zulu (grand prix des lectrices de Elle policier, prix Quais du polar, etc.), adapté au cinéma, et Condor, paru en mars 2016.

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Обложка книги Putin Putin

 Автор: Lourie Richard


An electrifying and timely book, by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie, that explores Putin’s failures and whether Trump’s election gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous opportunities in our mad new world.

“A master chronicler of modern Russia. Drawing on his own expertise, Lourie paints a convincing portrait of a ruthless authoritarian leader headed toward failure. This book serves as an essential primer on Putin and, by extension, Russia.”

Publishers Weekly

For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin’s Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including:

• Putin’s next land grab

• Exploitations of the Arctic

• Cyber-espionage

• Putin and China

…and many more crucial topics.

Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash is an essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order.

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Обложка книги Putin Putin

 Автор: Lourie Richard


An electrifying and timely book, by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie, that explores Putin’s failures and whether Trump’s election gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous opportunities in our mad new world.

“A master chronicler of modern Russia. Drawing on his own expertise, Lourie paints a convincing portrait of a ruthless authoritarian leader headed toward failure. This book serves as an essential primer on Putin and, by extension, Russia.”

Publishers Weekly

For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin’s Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including:

• Putin’s next land grab

• Exploitations of the Arctic

• Cyber-espionage

• Putin and China

…and many more crucial topics.

Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash is an essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order.

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Обложка книги Putin's Praetorians Putin's Praetorians

 Автор: Butler Phil


Putin’s Praetorians contains the stories of some of the people involved in a unique movement to debunk those who would demonize Russia in general and Putin in particular. The “confessions” of those labeled as “Kremlin Trolls” reveal the psychology behind one of the most effective social crusading moments in history.

The colorful personalities and passionate stories in the book also reveal a largely unspoken truth about Vladimir Putin — the real reasons why so many admire and support Russia’s leader. The combination of contributions from some of the Internet’s most famous and influential media stars, combined with stories from typical Internet aficionados blows holes in the foundations of Russiagate.

“Today a war against freedom of the press is being waged by the self-described guardians of democracy. Too few grasp the danger of this war. The book of Phil Butler could open your eyes…”

— F. William Engdahl, author, Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance

“This book blows up the Russiagate conspiracy and debunks the whole idea that the internet revolution against the demonization of Russia is anything other than a spontaneous popular reaction against what is demonstrably a pack of lies.”

— Charles Bausman — Editor and Publisher of Russia Insider

“Why does the Kremlin need trolls when Google, who everybody gives permission to track all of their internet activity, claims to know what you are going to do before you do? Do you really think anyone but an Intelligence agency would have built such a vehicle?”

— Jim W. Dean — Managing Editor of Veterans Today
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Обложка книги Petit éloge de l'excès Petit éloge de l'excès

 Автор: érey Caryl

 Серия: Folio 2 €


« Je n’invente rien, c’est dans le dictionnaire étymologique : le mot est d’abord employé pour désigner un acte qui dépasse la mesure, un dérèglement. Je vous passe les détails mais, à la fin, l’emploi du mot au sens de « très grand », et de son adverbe au sens de « très » ou « tout à fait » et cela sans idée d’excès, est fréquent. L’excès non seulement résiste aux règles imposées par les pauvres types sus-nommés, mais permet aussi de nous multiplier, de nous essayer à toutes les sauces, tous les possibles, de grandir en somme. Tant pis si on est excessivement mauvais. Il n’y a à perdre que des illusions, des résidences secondaires, des voitures, des slips de bain. »

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Обложка книги Putin's World Putin's World

 Автор: Stent Angela E


We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin’s making, and the Russian leader, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with. From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must-read dissection of present-day Russian motives on the global stage.

How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? PUTIN’S WORLD examines the country’s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions—and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed.

This book looks at Russia’s key relationships—its downward spiral with the United States, Europe, and NATO; its ties to China, Japan, the Middle East; and with its neighbors, particularly the fraught relationship with Ukraine. PUTIN’S WORLD will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe—and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politics.

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Обложка книги ProАнглийский ProАнглийский

 Автор: Demidka Наташа


А вы знаете, что у английских глаголов нет форм будущего времени? И никаких двенадцати времён тоже нет? И что словa my, your, her – это не местоимения? Скорее всего – нет.Эти знания становятся доступны, когда начинаешь изучать работы по английской лингвистике, написанные носителями для носителей. Погружение в этот мир, фактически отделённый от тех, кто изучает английский как иностранный, а также изучение истории английского языка открывают его удивительную простоту, логичность и ясность.

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Обложка книги Purgatory Purgatory

 Автор: Archer Jeffrey


The No 1. Bestseller and storyteller continues his forceful account of life inside the British penal system. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. In this second installment of his diaries, Jeffrey Archer recounts the time he spent in Wayland Prison.

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Обложка книги Project Blue Book: Exposed Project Blue Book: Exposed

 Автор: Randle Kevin D


Just as the first wave of flying saucer sightings ended in the summer of 1947, the military began a project to investigate those reports. For twenty-two years, the Air Force attempted to learn what it could about the phenomena they called UFOs. During those years, they investigated more than twelve-thousand sightings including landings, occupant reports, photographs, radar cases, and intercepts by military jet fighters. In many instances plausible explanations were advanced, but nearly one-thousand sightings were marked as unidentified. More importantly, some reports are tagged with labels that don't fit the facts. Too many witnesses were ignored, too much evidence was overlooked, too much misinformation was tacked on so that convenient labels could be attached. These are the cases investigated by Project Blue Book Exposed, and exhaustive study of previously classified files.

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Обложка книги ProАнглийский ProАнглийский

 Автор: Demidka Наташа


А вы знаете, что у английских глаголов нет форм будущего времени? И никаких двенадцати времён тоже нет? И что словa my, your, her – это не местоимения? Скорее всего – нет.Эти знания становятся доступны, когда начинаешь изучать работы по английской лингвистике, написанные носителями для носителей. Погружение в этот мир, фактически отделённый от тех, кто изучает английский как иностранный, а также изучение истории английского языка открывают его удивительную простоту, логичность и ясность.

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