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Guns at Last Light - 2842082306

77,29 zł

Guns at Last Light ABACUS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLERThe magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War IIIt is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in "The Guns at Last Light," he tells the most dramatic story of all--the titanic battle for Western Europe.D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich--all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson's accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West. One of "The Washington Post"'s Top 10 Books of the YearA "Kirkus Reviews "Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Last War of the World-Island - 2869406210

170,58 zł

Last War of the World-Island Arktos Media

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Alexander Dugin traces the geopolitical development of Russia from its origins in Kievan Rus and the Russian Empire, through the peak of its global influence during the Soviet era, and finally to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin. Dugin sees Russia as the primary geopolitical pole of the land-based civilizations of the world, forever destined to be in conflict with the sea-based civilizations. At one time the pole of the seafaring civilizations was the British Empire; today it is represented by the United States and its NATO allies. Russia can only fulfill its geopolitical mission by remaining in opposition to the sea powers. Today, according to Dugin, this conflict is not only geopolitical in scope, but also ideological: Russia is the primary representative and defender of traditional values and idealism, whereas the West stands for the values of liberalism and the market-driven society. Whereas Russia began to lose sight of its mission during the 1990s and threatened to succumb to domination by the Western powers, Dugin believes that Putin has begun to correct its course and return Russia to her proper place. But the struggle is far from over: while progress has been made, Russia remains torn between its traditional nature and the temptations of globalism and Westernization, and its enemies undermine it at every turn. Dugin makes the case that it is only by remaining true to the Eurasian path that Russia can survive and flourish in any genuine sense - otherwise it will be reduced to a servile and secondary place in the world, and the forces of liberalism will dominate the world, unopposed. Alexander Dugin (b. 1962) is one of the best-known writers and political commentators in post-Soviet Russia, having been active in politics there since the 1980s. In addition to the many books he has authored on political, philosophical, and spiritual topics, he is the leader of the International Eurasia Movement, which he founded. For more than a decade, he has been an advisor to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin on geopolitical matters, and was head of the Department of Sociology at Moscow State University. Arktos has also published his books, The Fourth Political Theory (2012), Putin vs Putin: Vladimir Putin Viewed from the Right (2014), and Eurasian Mission: An Introduction to Neo-Eurasianism (2014).

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Die Last - 2869674652

67,30 zł

Die Last Random House

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London. Inside twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. But in the cab of the abandoned truck, DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds thirteen passports... Best-selling author Tony Parson's brilliant new crime thriller delves deep into the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st century slave markets.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2854922647

11,15 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23

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The Very Best Of Concord Jazz - 2839296902

154,99 zł

The Very Best Of Concord Jazz Universal Music

Muzyka>Jazz

1. Miles Davis Quintet - Just Squeeze Me 2. Miles Davis Quintet - Oleo 3. Miles Davis Quintet - 'Round Midnight 4. Miles Davis Quintet - Four / Instrumental 5. Miles Davis Quintet - My Funny Valentine 6. Miles Davis Quintet - Well You Needn't 7. Miles Davis Quintet - In Your Own Sweet Way / Instrumental 8. Miles Davis Quintet - Airegin 9. Miles Davis Quintet - You're My Everything 10. Miles Davis Quintet - Tune Up 101. John Coltrane - I Hear A Rhapsody 102. Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane - Nutty 103. John Coltrane - Soultrane 104. John Coltrane - I Love You 105. John Coltrane - Lover Come Back To Me 106. John Coltrane - Good Bait 107. John Coltrane - Traneing In 108. John Coltrane & Kenny Burrell - Freight Trane 109. John Coltrane - Theme For Ernie 110. John Coltrane - Bahia 201. Sonny Rollins - St. Thomas 202. Sonny Rollins - Pent-up House 203. Sonny Rollins - In A Sentimental Mood 204. Sonny Rollins - I'm An Old Cowhand 205. Sonny Rollins - Someday I'll Find You 206. Sonny Rollins - There's No Business Like Show Business 207. Sonny Rollins - You Don't Know What Love Is 208. Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness / Instrumental 209. Sonny Rollins - The Last Time I Saw Paris / 207 Remaster 210. Sonny Rollins - I've Found A New Baby / Alternate Take 301. Bill Evans/scott Lafaro/paul Motian - Autumn Leaves 302. The Bill Evans Trio - How Deep Is The Ocean 303. Bill Evans/scott Lafaro/paul Motian - What Is This Thing Cal 304. Bill Evans/scott Lafaro/paul Motian - Blue In Green (Take 3) 305. The Bill Evans Trio - Beautiful Love 306. The Bill Evans Trio - Nardis 307. The Bill Evans Trio - My Foolish Heart 308. The Bill Evans Trio - Gloria's Step [Take 2] 309. The Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby (Take 2) 310. The Bill Evans Trio - My Man's Gone Now 311. The Bill Evans Trio - Solar 401. Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk 402. Thelonious Monk - Hackensack / Rvg Remaster 403. Thelonious Monk - Sophisticated Lady 404. Thelonious Monk - Bemsha Swing 405. Thelonious Monk - Honeysuckle Rose 406. Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear 407. Thelonious Monk - Well, You Needn't 408. Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane - Trinkle, Tinkle 409. Thelonious Monk Quartet - Nutty 410. Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight 411. The Bill Evans Trio - Solar 501. Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Chet Baker -my Funny Valentine / In 502. Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Chet Baker -moonlight In Vermont / 503. Chet Baker -do It The Hard Way 504. Chet Baker -my Heart Stood Still 505. Chet Baker -old Devil Moon 506. Chet Baker -fair Weather 507. Chet Baker -if You Could See Me Now 508. Chet Baker -how High The Moon 509. Chet Baker -look For The Silver Lining 510. Chet Baker -the Song Is You 511. Chet Baker -almost Like Being In Love / From Brigadoon 512. Chet Baker -i've Grown Accustomed To Her Face / From My Fair 513. Chet Baker -have You Met Miss Jones 514. Chet Baker -when You're Gone 601. Wes Montgomery - Grooveyard / Instrumental 602. Wes Montgomery - Besame Mucho 603. Wes Montgomery - I'm Just A Lucky So And So 604. Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery - Delilah (Take 4) 605. Wes Montgomery - West Coast Blues 606. Wes Montgomery Trio - 'Round Midnight 607. Wes Montgomery - Four On Six 608. Wes Montgomery - Canadian Sunset 609. Wes Montgomery - Sandu 610. Wes Montgomery - Gone With The Wind 611. Wes Montgomery - Cariba 701. Cannonball Adderley Quintet - A Little Taste 702. Cannonball Adderley & Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Bett 703. Cannonball Adderley Quintet - This Here 704. Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? 705. Cannonball Adderley And His Orchestra - Something Different 706. Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Winetone 707. Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Dizzy's Business 708. Cannonball Adderley Sextet - The Work Song / Instrumental 709. Cannonball Adderley - Jive Samba 710. Cannonball Adderley Quintet- Inside Straight 801. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind 802. Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - El Matador / Live 803. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 804. Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - Ginza Samba 805. Vince Guaraldi - Treat Street 806. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Django 807. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus & Lucy 808. Vince Guaraldi Trio - The Lady's In Love With You 809. Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - Star Song 810. Vince Guaraldi - Outra Vez 811. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Manho De Carnaval 812. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown Theme 813. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Is Coming 814. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here / Instrumental 901. The Dave Brubeck Trio - Blue Moon 902. The Dave Brubeck Trio - Let's Fall In Love 903. The Dave Brubeck Trio - I Didn't Know What Time It Was 904. The Dave Brubeck Trio - Body And Soul 905. Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond - I May Be Wrong 906. Dave Brubeck - My Heart Stood Still 907. Dave Brubeck& Paul Desmond - This Can't Be Love / Live At Th 908. Dave Brubeck& Paul Desmond - Frenesi 909. Dave Brubeck& Paul Desmond - Me And My Shadow 910. Dave Brubeck& Paul Desmond - A Foggy Day 911. Dave Brubeck& Paul Desmond - Lyons Busy 912. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Just One Of Those Things 913. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Stardust 914. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Give A Little Whistle / Live 915. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - For All We Know

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Very Best Of Country - 75tr - 2845992518

37,99 zł

Very Best Of Country - 75tr Not Now Music Limited

Muzyka>Country

1. Crazy Patsy - Cline 2. Funny How Time Slips Away - Willie Nelson 3. Five Feet High And Rising - Johnny Cash 4. Sea Of Heartbreak - Don Gibson 5. Rowdy - Clint Eastwood 6. Success - Loretta Lynn 7. Heartaches By The Number - Ray Price 8. Truck Driving Man - Glen Campbell 9. I Should Start Running - Dottie West 10. Walk On By - Leroy Von Dyke 11. If You Don't Know I Ain't Gonna Tell You - Geor 12. Hello Walls - Faron Young 13. Tennessee Flat-top Box - Johnny Cash 14. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) - Mar 15. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean 16. She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones 17. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford 18. When It's Springtime In Alaska - Johnny Horton 19. My Last Date (With You) - Skeeter Davis 20. The Comancheros - Claude King 21. Turn Around, Look At Me - Glen Campbell 22. I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow 23. I Think I Know - Marion Worth 24. Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash 25. The Love You Gave - Dolly Parton 101. Aching, Breaking Heart - George Jones 102. The Blizzard - Jim Reeves 103. It Keeps Right On-a Hurtin' - Johnny Tillotson 104. I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline 105. Peace In The Valley - Johnny Cash 106. Crazy Arms - Ray Price 107. Unloved Unwanted - Kitty Wells 108. Singin' The Blues - Marty Robbins 109. Long Black Limousine - Glen Campbell 110. Touch Me - Willie Nelson 111. A Wound Time Can't Erase - Stonewall Jackson 112. A Satisfied Mind - Porter Wagoner 113. I'm A Honky Tonk Girl - Loretta Lynn 114. In Them Old Cottonfields. - Johnny Cash 115. My Name Is Mud - James O'gwynn 116. Half Breed - Ricky Nelson 117. The Best Dressed Beggar. - Carl Smith 118. Foolin' Around - Buck Owens 119. Heartaches - Patsy Cline 120. North To Alaska - Johnny Horton 121. The Long Black Veil - Lefty Frizzell 122. Black Cloud - Leroy Van Dyke 123. I'm No Longer . - Melba Montgomery 124. Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson 125. I'm Free . - Johnny Cash 201. It's Sure Gonna Hurt - Dolly Parton 202. My Special Angel - Bobby Helms 203. Valley Of Death - Glen Campbell 204. Forty Shades Of Green - Johnny Cash 205. She's Got You - Patsy Cline 206. He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves 207. From A Jack To A King - Ned Miller 208. Backtrack - Faron Young 209. Under Your Spell Again - Buck Owens 210. El Paso - Marty Robbins 211. Lonesome Number One - Don Gibson 212. Second Choice - Stonewall Jackson 213. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On - Johnny Tillot 214. Busted - Johnny Cash 215. Unknown Girl Of My Dreams - Clint Eastwood 216. Willingly - Willie Nelson & Shirley Collie 217. Adios Amigo - Jim Reeves 218. The Burning Of Atlanta - Claude King 219. Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton 220. Portrait Of A Fool - Conway Twitty 221. Pt - Jimmy Dean 222. Twenty Cigarettes - 'Little' Jimmy Dickens 223. In The Jailhouse Now - Johnny Cash 224. I Don't Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow

Sklep: Gigant.pl

100 Best Carols - 1059548759

55,53 zł

100 Best Carols EMI

Muzyka -> Klasyczna

Sklep: DHAA.pl

Globalization & its Discontents - 2212824606

36,60 zł

Globalization & its Discontents Penguin

Biznes

Our world is changing. Globalization is not working. It is hurting those it was meant to help. And now, the tide is turning

Sklep: Albertus.pl

The Name of the Nun - 2869409130

66,47 zł

The Name of the Nun Weltbuch

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Although it's known that something is happening, we have no idea what has really happened. They said what was called the end of the world was totally an absurdity as the sun rises as well, and the earth rotates as usual, so go to hell the Maya peoples! It is deeply aware that there will be no myth in this world, and the prediction of the doomsday is hated. We are not young any longer so we care about nothing unless concerning ourselves, even the death of a classmate in the old days. At this moment, our faces turned red with wine, and we clinked glasses in the background of light music and flirted in the vagueness of speech. We struggled in the game of time till we achieve a sense of elite now. Spring eclipses her beauty as she is old nowadays. The traces of love everywhere she recalls. Seemingly familiar she is with these willow branches. The veiling branches touch the travelers' heads. These lines came into my mind as I watched these men and women in decent garments in misty eyes by alcohol. It was a fan poem contributed to a palace girl by a last emperor but this moment they came into my mind only because of the death of that classmate. At the time, the waiter opened the last bottle of Sherry and slowly poured our glasses. This chartered room was immediately reduced to a subtle silence. The reunions of old classmates tend to be no more than such: after recalling all nice days in the past and showing off some achievements in numerous overtly or covertly ways, they often make the last moment marked with a special taste. Now we all silently enjoyed such taste, and such a silence needed someone to declare the gathering closed. Among us there are department or division directors, real estate executives, Ph.D. supervisors and celebrities (in this case, I have to arrange them in the conventional order of officials, businessmen and scholars) and in general we were regarded as a successor in this era. For the gathering, we rushed here and would depart in a hurry. At the gathering we have worries on our minds and inquired about each other. In addition, we also subtly avoided the topic of the death in this togetherness until the last moment. This is a gathering of successors, where we just casually talked about fatty liver and high blood sugar and certainly should avoid all disappointing things. At the moment I was not really in a position to speak, but after all I assumed the office of a division-level deputy president of the press. A few years ago I was successfully transferred to serve as an intellectual. Of course my classmates in the astrophysics class have all had their own changes. Now, although feeling a little drunken from drinking alcohol, I was not so foolish as to talk with them about the book publication, because there was the so-called 'expert' who has asserted that ninety-nine percent of the books published nowadays were just like rubbish, not worth reading. We got together at the luxury hotel called " Millenarian Tower ", so we should avoid indecent topics associated with rubbish. And by and large I also agreed to her assertion. Now I strongly felt a need to say something and I had to stand up and speak it out. "Attention, please! I'm sorry! My professional knowledge has been long-abandoned, but I still have a little deep feeling for astrophysics. Just now everyone talked about the crash of a meteorite in Russia, injuring nearly a thousand people there. Of course it's not the end of the world. We can laugh it away and pay no attention to the prophecy by Mr. Hawking on the exodus from the Earth. Hawking said no humans can survive on the Earth in one thousand years, but what I'd like to say is just the event happening a thousand years ago. I have no idea whether you still remember the supernova star 'Star of Good Luck' also known as 'Zhoubao Star', which is the earliest supernova star recorded by humans. Today we are still able to find the 'dispersed smokes' from its explosion, which are light and radio waves coming from a thousand years ago ...... what I'd really like to say is that this star in fact is associated with all of you, which is not only due to our past specialty - the specialty of the professors present, but is also because of the connection of the star with one of our old classmates. Please remember our classmate Xiao Lin, we just lost this good brother. I have to say that his family has an ancient book kept for more than one thousand year, in which there are even some records of this Zhoubo star! What I desire to say is really not about the star, but our classmate Xiao Lin who died many years ago...... " They all stared at me, smiling with a strange look on their faces. They knitted their brows and shook their heads, and then they were all callous and silent. I didn't intend to raise money for the survivors of the deceased classmate but just hoped to remind them of the existence of such a former classmate. Even without any mention of this millennium eternal starlight but even only in memory of an old classmate, how should they say nothing about him? I looked up at these faces shining with fat, and then looked down at the steamed fish on the plate. With white and sharp eyes, the fish remained open-mouthed, looking as if to eat us. Now I felt a kind of coldness coming from top to toe. Turning the head, I looked at the raindrops dropped on the long French window, only to find some strange faces on the window glass: a cold-blooded person's face, an amnesiac person's face and an autistic person's face. "Good, a millennium ancient book! Maybe it's worth 100 million yuan!" said the most prominent student when he got up and proposed a toast, facing everyone, "Good luck! I'm sorry I have to leave and attend a ministry meeting. Everyone, see you all the next year!" "We also have to go now, and Beijing classmates we can get together at any time. Goodbye, everyone!" "Goodbye! More contact! Good luck!" A thousand years are enough time to witness the diversion of rivers and the extinction of species. Man-the wisest of all creatures still makes little progress in this regard in spite of the flourishing science and technology. When making this remark, I came to realize that I had absolutely gotten away from that group. I have been among them for many years. I heard a cracking sound from clinking glasses, which indicates a resolution and rupture. At that moment and at the instant of the collapse of the world, I came to see another side of life. From then on, I will never throw burning cigarette butts into the flower pots, because I don't want to burn any live ant or the grass growing beside the flowers. Those ants and grass have become part of my destiny. By the chance of fate, my neglect and cold-bloodedness lead to the death of that old classmate. I would like to demonstrate his presence in this world. Moreover, I will try to prove his ever presence and then obtain some significance in the rest of my life. The heartrending scene is never forgotten: in the dark night his bloody corpse flowed downstream along the river and those papers were scattered and floated on the water... After the forty-nine days went by, I still had no courage to imagine that real scene occurring on the rainy night. That real sound was heard about half a year ago. That day I attended a dinner party just as usual but suddenly my mobile phone rang in the boring dinner. It's from Xiao Lin my old classmate. Xiao Lin was rarely mentioned in the circle of Beijing classmates. Twenty-four years ago he left Beijing to make a living in another city. Since then almost no news came from him. Some people said that time and space could widen the gap between people, but I believe it is individual situation that accounts for the real reason. We all know those classmates making no achievements will get out of our circle sooner or later. When Xiao Lin was admitted into the university at the age of 14, he was the youngest classmate in our celestial class. But he lost his secure job a few years after graduation. Early years there was some news about him. He initially worked as a teacher at a middle school at his hometown in the South, and later resigned the job and adopted a group of stray dogs. As for the source of his income after the resignation, it's much simpler than we imagined. At that time there were large tracts of woods in the suburban, with an abandoned log cabin. That cabin became his shelter. Although Xiao Lin tutored children in physics and English, his income from this was by no means lower than that from working at a school. In addition, it's said that sometimes he also translated some technical information for additional revenues. That cabin and the woods became the children's classroom. Reportedly, Xiao Lin opened up a vegetable garden and also personally planted an apple tree at the area surrounding the cabin. After the sad news came, I once tried to piece together a living picture of the old classmate but what I could rely on was just the limited hearsay. Is that a Thoreau-like reclusion? Is that a platonic classroom? Is an astronomical telescope installed on the top of the wooden cabin? However, it's a blur picture, most of which is blank. The character in this picture seems like only a mirage. Our last meeting was in the late autumn in the 1980s and thence almost there has been no contact between us. The voice in the phone was strange but familiar, which was obviously no longer the voice of the young Xiao Lin aged 23 but was really from Xiao Lin. On the side of the phone I was of course not what I used to be. I have long been accustomed to the snobbishness of making friends. Just when recognizing his voice, I already adjusted my tone of voice not because of the time span of more than twenty years standing between us. To be honest, at that moment I felt the huge distance between the school and the society, for I was having a dinner with some prominent figures in the capital city, but I heard a burst of dog barks coming from the other end of the phone. On the phone, Xiao Lin said that the clan head left him an ancient book before his death, which was originally a volume secretly kept in the genealogy. Xiao Lin is from Jianyang Fujian Province and the Jianyang Lin Genealogy manifests that Xiao Lin family's ancestor is Lin Renzhao, a famous general in the Southern Tang Dynasty and he is the thirty-third generation descendant of Lin Renzhao. Xiao Lin said that he had requested the leading experts from Ancient Book Division of National Library of China to make the identification and the experts unanimously confirmed that the volume of the ancient book is the "Masha Version" (works printed in Masha Town) engraved in the Ming Dynasty. Furthermore, Xiao Lin said that the masterpiece "The Name of the Nun" contained tens of thousands of ancient Chinese characters and it took him about six months to literally translate them into the modern vernaculars. He specially emphasized "the literal translation," and explained that as a descendant he didn't dare to make improper embellishment to the book, for it can be said to be "a faithful historical account." Now, recalling the first phone call in six months ago, in fact is due to my research lasting for more than one month. In the conversation with him, I did not even understand the term "Masha Version". Actually when talking with him on the phone, I was already a little unpleasant. However, our Press is a national-level publishing house, so I have long been accustomed to the humble tones of those people begging me to help publish their books. But Xiao Lin revealed a calm and confident tone of voice, showed no necessary humility in the dialogue, and even played a joke for my ignorance. Fortunately, after experiencing a great deal in these years I have shaped some virtue of patience. Even if I had no interest in his long speech, I still politely asked him to mail the manuscript to me. How poor a little brother, he even failed to identify my neglect and indifference! I did not bother to ask him, since you invited the expert of National Library of China, then he definitely came to Beijing with the original book, then why did he come and visit me his Elder Brother? Later, the manuscripts were soon delivered to me by EMS, consisting of a printout of the translation version, a set of the copies of the original text of the original book, and several copies of testimonials issued by some experts. I only glanced at them before returning them into the mailbag. At that time, it's a crucial time for me to be promoted as Deputy President. So, all readers, you can imagine, how could I bother to read these manuscripts and consume my time for them? Three months later, Xiao Lin sent me another express mail, which was a long textual research report compiled by professors of the Department of History in Nanjing University on The Name of the Nun that was about historical facts in the last years of Southern Tang during the Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, covering major events such as current affairs, military affairs, court decrees and memorials to the throne, as well as trifles like locations of streets and lanes, folk customs and local products, with descriptions consistent with the reality of the special time of the Sixth Year of the Kaibao Period (973 C.E.). Even the Maitreya Statue described in the book was of the original appearance of Maitreya before the sinicization of Buddhism. In summary, authoritative experts had fully confirmed the truthfulness of this ancient book. That night, Xiao Lin called me again, when I was amusing myself watching TV. Xiao Lin first confirmed that the express mail had been delivered and then talked about his thoughts about the book. Suddenly caught by a nameless fidget, I said that I was busy. He answered he would call again when I was done. I said thoughtlessly that I would be free two hours later. Two hours later, Xiao Lin called again. Outdoor noises could be heard on the phone. He said that as I postponed the calling time, he 9 went to town to buy something, as it was said in the weather report that there would be thunderstorms in a few days. This time, his tone was obviously more respectful. He said it was indeed difficult to imagine that as early as one thousand years ago someone had built a pontoon bridge across the Yangtze River and what a heroic undertaking that was! He said that Xu Xuan's chess book mentioned was actually the first work on chess war in the history of weiqi, and that the story of the nun Master Geng was also backed up by the Painting about Master Geng Refining Snow collected in the Palace Museum in Taipei. He also mentioned a masterpiece of Zhou Wenju in Southern Tang, the Painting on a Weiqi Gathering in Front of a Double Screen, saying that the book revealed that the painting in the Palace Museum of Beijing was very probably an imitation, while the one in the Freer Gallery of Art of the United States was the genuine copy.... During the three months from the receipt of his manuscript to his second call, I did not have a peep at his manuscript at all. In fact, I could no longer find his manuscript, and I was too lazy to look for it, or too busy to care about it. He suddenly cut off, saying that he would call another day and that "something seems to turn up ahead". While I was lazy and busy, the hand of fate sped up the watch hand in the dark. One day after over one month, I unexpectedly received a call from a press in Shanghai. The colleague who called spoke without due civility in a voice of apparent anger. He said that Xiao Lin was murdered on his way delivering the manuscript to Shanghai. Apparently, Xiao Lin no longer entertained any expectation of me. Upon invitation, he went to Shanghai with the original book and his translation, as well as the expert testimonies of Nanjing and Beijing. He was attacked by an overflowing river. He jumped into the river after receiving several cuts by a sword. The pages of the manuscript were scattered in water. As the current was swift, the police failed to find his body and only found several pages of the ancient book among water grasses.... Had I not postponed my talk with him on the phone, Xiao Lin would not have happened to see the scene of forced demolition of a house and grinding over a person (that was an old ancestral residence), would not have become a witness of that homicide case and would not have incurred his own fatal disaster; had I taken initiative to communicate with him, the second talk would not have taken place at such a time as a midnight; had I read over the manuscript in time, he would not have had to deliver his manuscript to Shanghai and would not have died in that river.... Full of guilt, self-reproach and pains, I spent three hours searching for Xiao Lin's mails from my pile of book manuscripts. I read through the translation at one go by staying overnight, and then spent half a day comparing it with the dozens of pages of the original text.-- -I could hardly express the shock and surprise that it brought to me. My heart, which had been numbed for such a long time, throbbed mysteriously. On the title page is quoted a line of Siegfried Sassoon, a favorite line of Xiao Lin in his college years, "In me the tiger sniffs the rose." The ancient text on these pages photographed is the surviving original text. In terms of style, the text seems to follow the biographical history of Sima Qian. In terms of subject, it resembles the legends of the Tang dynasty. The earliest "vernacular stories" in China were produced in the Northern Song dynasty. Legends of Tang before that were all written in classical Chinese. As Classical Chinese and modern Chinese are not distinctly different, Xiao Lin only gave a minimum rendering of the original text, which may be called a kind of paraphrase. Though the original text has no punctuation, the translation does not venture to add any sentence. I stared blankly at the appraisal reports of ancient book experts, including one page I missed in the past, that is, an appraisal by Mr. Shen Jin, former Director of the Rare Edition Office of the Harvard-Yenching Library. Mr. Shen, who has been following Mr. Gu Tinglong, a bibliographer, for over three decades, is a towering figure in the contemporary academic circles of ancient editions. Xiao Lin noted in particular in that appraisal report that upon the first glance over the original text, Mr. Shen concluded in one second according to the paper characteristics and typeface that the book was a "Masha edition" made of bamboo paper at the end of the Ming dynasty. The so-called "Masha editions" mainly refer to books printed in Masha Town of Jianyang, Fujian Province in history. During the Song and Ming dynasties, there were three major book printing centers in China: books printed in Hangzhou were called "Zhe editions", those printed in Sichuan "Shu editions", and those printed in Jianyang "Jian editions", also called "Masha editions". "Masha editions" originated in the Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, prospered in the Song dynasty, culminated in the Ming dynasty and perished in the Qing dynasty. The "Masha editions" in the Song and Ming dynasties were the best and most influential. The number of books printed in Jianyang ranked top nationwide, and thus the place was reputed as the "Capital of Books". Jianyang was also the hometown of Zhu Xi, a Confucian sage of the Song dynasty. It was recorded in history that Jianyang had a long street of 500 to 600 meters, where each household sold books, and numerous book traders came from all over China. Zhu Xi also once opened a store on that street to sell books. An "advertising slogan" is found in his works, "People from everywhere, no matter how far away, come to buy Masha books." Mr. Shen Jin also pointed out in his comment that "Masha books" of the Song dynasty were rare relics now, and though a large number of "Masha books" of Ming were burned and destroyed during the "Cultural Revolution", not a few rare copies were extant among folks, including "official prints", "workshop prints" and "home prints". "Workshop prints" were for sale, while "home prints" were for private collection. The Name of the Nun was a "home print". The Name of the Nun is indeed a "family printed edition" and one volume of Lin's Genealogy in Jianyang. This Masha edition of The Name of the Nun has nine chapters. Chapter IX has a title but no words, while the Ming print still retains its chapter number. The Contents of the Ming print also show that it has a preface, which is missing now. In a copy of the original, the afterword was authored by Qian Qianyi, a leader of the intellectual circle at the end of the Ming dynasty. Qian Qianyi (1582-1664), styled Shepherd and Old Man Yushan. All scholars nationwide, knowing him or not, called him "Mr. Yushan". This "Great Master of the Literary Circles" was celebrated all over the nation for his poems and essays, and was also a historian and collector of unique insight. In his late years, he accidentally got this book, which he cherished all the more, having it re-printed and writing a postscript for it, with two alternative names signed at the end of the article, perhaps because this collector thought that "the book was originally printed by movable types in the Song Dynasty"! Xiao Lin especially pointed it out in his letter, which might be related with the "Nanjing complex". I searched for that "Stone City" (alternative name of Nanjing) among ancient paper-piles, as that was the background of the events and people in The Name of the Nun. With the Yangtze River as its natural moat, the city is located in a strategic place. From East Wu to the Republic of China, the city had frequently been the first choice of capital city for those vying for power or content to retain sovereignty over part of the country. The Qinhuai River goes west, while the Yangtze River runs east. Today after one thousand years, the seven-tier stupa on the Qixia Mountain still retains its appearance after the reconstruction by Lin Renzhao. That is also the tallest stupa in China today. On the stupa is still inscribed a famous Buddhist verse in Diamond Sutra: All is conditioned existence ephemeral,Like a dream,an illusion, a shadow and a foam, Like a tiny dew drop or a flash of lightning, That's the way that everything goes." All are like shadows and foams, so is history. The Period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms between Tang and Song, what a mess China was then! The last dynasty of the Five Dynasties was the Later Zhou Dynasty, and the most prosperous of the Ten Kingdoms was Southern Tang (937-975). From Liezu who proclaimed himself king to the surrender of Houzhu to the Song Dynasty, Southern Tang had three generations of kings, First King, Middle King and Last King, lasting for less than four decades, comparable to China's earliest empire: The empire of the First Emperor of Qin lasted for only fifteen years! But the truly comparable point is that both the Qin Dynasty and Southern Tang were overthrown after three generations. "What is a similar situation like the before! Who would care about the Buddha?" The ancient poet Lu Fangweng also exclaimed in his History of Southern Tang as follows, "Tang, which occupied the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River, had a larger area and more powerful resources than other regimes. In addition, thanks to numerous talents and a strategic position in the Yangtze River, it was obviously a large country. If it used the right talents to conquer Min and Chu during their turmoil, then took Wu and Yue, and went down the Five Ridges, uniting the south and the north to form a large kingdom, the Central Plain, though overweening, would not have defeated it so easily!" "Past sages often exerted themselves, concerned with the state and not seeking self-interest. Extensive reading acquainted them with events of 1000 years and people of remote antiquity." Among the many factors that could have changed the destiny of Southern Tang, a critical figure was Lin Renzhao, who for Southern Tang was just as Yuan Chonghuan for the Ming dynasty. They were both "Great Wall for the country", but last kings were wont to "destroy the Great Wall by themselves". Lin Renzhao (?-973), a famous general of Southern Tang, was a native of Jianyang. The Lin's Genealogy in Jianyang had Lin Renzhao as the ancestor, and The Name of the Nun is about the catastrophe in the mid autumn of the sixth year of the Kaibao period. The name of the narrator in the original work is unknown, but his identity is undoubtedly Lin Renzhao's son. In terms of age hierarchy, he should be the second generation in this Lin's genealogy. His name should be available in the genealogy, but unfortunately the words in this part are vague and cannot be identified, as the page is full of fingerprints and dark bloodstains. History only engraves the list of victors, while the truth is found in the crevices of lies and individual memories. In the words of Walter Benjamin, this work displays the "personal experience from far away", a "scene of fate". This scene is shrouded in a gloomy, cold and frothy haze, and I see its re-appearance in the haze and mirage. Scientists say that the Fukushima Earthquake shortens the time of auto-rotation of the earth. In the postscript of The Name of the Nun, the ancient also lamented that "the days and months go by more swiftly". The verification in the unseen world gives me the creeps! A manuscript that has been buried in dust for one thousand years, and a privately collected "faithful historical account" are the predestination and truthful depiction of the state of Southern Tang, and the prophesy and miniature of all dynasties. People were gone, while books stay, which is the destiny of books, and also of people. Xiao Lin said that he saw his own shadow in the mirage of ancestors. This was actually a great reincarnation. He said that his ancestors' aspiration was his own, and that his ancestor's work was his own. He said he would bear witness to both the history and himself. Someone has noted that all rivers belong to one river, and I would say that all deaths amount to the same end. A book is no more important than a person's life, but now that Xiao Lin's life is gone, this manuscript bears evidence to the fact that he once lived. While I bear witness to Xiao Lin, I also prove my presence. Fate fiddles with mortals, including silly people like me. In my dull imagination, Childe Lin just presents Xiao Lin. What kind of heredity will the millennium's gene of a family be like? I have seen the coincident images in a vision of infinite time and space, which are the true images I get. Such a precise sense of reality is just like the book on my desk. What I know about the story of poor Xiao Lin is only such hearsay and impressions, in addition to these broken memories. I should have paid a visit to that small city in the south. But my top priority after just recovering from a dangerous illness is to acquaint more people with this book. Considerate readers may forgive me and even thank me. I share this story with you in order to rescue a kind of memory, which is in fact also our only way to resist amnesia. As to this little brother of mine, it would be impossible for you to grudge your sympathy for his personality and lot; after reading his book, it would be impossible for you not to be affected. As the editor of this book, I naturally feel awed and treat it with fear and trembling. Xiao Lin did not add a line in translating the book; I was even more deterred from altering one word. I am deeply convinced that a good book lasts longer than a person's life. I want to cast my own shadow on this work which is expected to stand the test of time. As preface, afterword and comments were taken advantage of by ancient people to leave their names, I attempted to add an editor's note to the text. Life cannot p

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U. P. Trail (Dodo Press) - 2872965475

152,59 zł

U. P. Trail (Dodo Press) Dodo Press

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(Pearl) Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. He became especially interested in the West in 1907, after joining a friend on an expedition to trap mountain lions in Arizona. Grey wrote steadily, but it was only in 1910, and after considerable efforts by his wife, that his first western, Heritage of the Desert, became a bestseller. It propelled a career writing popular novels about manifest destiny and the "conquest of the Wild West. " Two years later he produced his best-known book, Riders of the Purple Sage (1912). He became one of the first millionaire authors. Over the years his habit was to spend part of the year travelling and living an adventurous life and the rest of the year using his adventures as the basis for the stories in his writings. His other works include: Betty Zane (1903), The Young Pitcher (1911), The Border Legion (1916), Wildfire (1917), To the Last Man (1922) and The Day of the Beast (1922).

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Take Me On - 2826667351

57,14 zł

Take Me On Mira Ink

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Acclaimed author Katie McGarry (Pushing The Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You) returns with a new story about love, loss and what winning really means...Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help. West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping him fighting for her is a shot at redemption. Especially since it' s his fault her family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future. Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for. A PUSHING THE LIMITS NOVEL 'The love story of the year' - Teen Now on Pushing the Limits 'A real page-turner' - Mizz on Pushing the Limits 'A romance with a difference' --Bliss on Pushing the Limits

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National of the National, Vol. 8 - 2862386125

76,14 zł

National of the National, Vol. 8 Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from National of the National, Vol. 8: Seventh Memoir West Indian Madreporarian Polyps The insufficiency of our knowledge of the morphology of the soft parts of the Madreporarian corals has been commented upon by nearly all writers on the Anthozoa. Such a want at first seems remarkable, when we consider for how long and how fully the hard parts have been known, both to the zoologist and the paheontologist, and also the great abundance and wide distribution of living corals. When, however, the geographical limitations of the greater number of recent corals are taken into account, the difficulty of fully observing the polyps when alive, and more especially of preserving them and of carrying out their anatomical study, the deficiency can be in some measure understood. The investigations of a number of workers have already afforded an insight into the general structure of Madreporarian polyps, especially of the simple forms; but these are as yet insufficient to enable relationships of a broad systematic character to be established. Practically all that has been achieved along such lines is the demonstration that coral polyps are constructed on the same plan as the polyps of the principal group of the Actiniaria, the Hexactinire; in other words, that the mesenteries and other organs are arranged in a cyclical hexamerous manner. Many writers have contributed descriptions and figures of living coral polyps; vet so few differences are determinable from external characters alone that Madreporarian morpholog}' has been but little advanced thereby. F or admirable reproductions of the external characters of living corals the works of Quoy and Gaimard (1S30), Dana (1S-AG), Klunzinger (1877), and the elaborate work of Saville Kent (1893), The Great Barrier Reef of Australia, should be consulted. In a recent contribution Prof. H. de Lacaze-Duthiers (1891) has presented a very full account of the corals met with in the Mediterranean, and the drawings of the living polyps are among the finest we possess. Undoubtedly the best illustrations of West Indian shallow-water corals, mainly limited, however, to the skeleton, are those accompanying the Report on the Florida Reefs, by Louis Agassiz (1880). In "The Stony Corals of the Porto Rican Waters," Mr. Vaughan has given thirty-eight photographic reproductions of the more familiar West Indian species (1901a), followed shortly by a more complete series from Prof. A. E. Verrill (1901). Of the older writers on coral structure, Milne Edwards and Haime (1857), in their classic "Histoire Naturelle des Coralliaires," have given all that was then possible with the limited means of research available. It is only within the last two decades that any serious attempt has been made to advance our knowledge of the anatomical structure of Madreporarian polyps. The late Prof. H. N. Moseley, in 1882, proved that Seriatopora and Pocillopova are true Madreporaria, and in his "Challenger" Report on the Deep-Sea Madreporaria made many other additions to the morphology of the group (1881). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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We Own This Game - 2877407738

76,96 zł

We Own This Game Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

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Although its participants are still in grade school, Pop Warner football is serious business in Miami, where local teams routinely advance to the national championships. Games draw thousands of fans; recruiters vie for nascent talent; drug dealers and rap stars bankroll teams; and the stakes are so high that games sometimes end in gunshots. In America's poorest city, troubled parents dream of NFL stardom for children who long only for a week in Disney World at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In 2001, journalist Robert Andrew Powell spent a year following two young teams through rollercoaster seasons. The Liberty City Warriors, former national champs, will suffer the team's first-ever losing season. The inner-city kids of the Palmetto Raiders, undefeated for two straight years, are rewarded for good play with limo rides and steak dinners. But their flamboyant coach (the "Darth Vader of youth football") will be humbled by defeat in a down-to-the-wire playoff game. TITLE OF BOOK is an inside-the-huddle look into a world of innocence and corruption, where every kickoff bares political, social, and racial implications. By an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Best American Sports Writing, it is an unforgettable drama that shows us just what it is to win and to lose in America. INTRODUCTION A portrait of Miami, a city whose government, even after race riots which crippled the black community in the 80s, serves the interest mostly of the Cuban-American constituency and has been rocked by various political scandals (bribery, fiscal mismanagement, etc.). The author tells how he witnessed inner-city blacks find hope and identity during a high school football semifinal that was attended by tens of thousands. He takes a newspaper assignment covering Pop Warner football games and sees much he admires ("a depressed community proud that its boys could do something better than anyone else") but also "the corruption of sport at its infancy" (recruiting, fans assaulting the coach after the team's only loss, parents living through their kids, gambling, etc.). He quits his job to cover a season of Pop Warner, from the first day to the last game, attending every single season and game of the 95-pound Gwen Cherry Bulls, whose coach is dubbed the 'Darth Vadar of Pop Warner'. Prologue Registration day. Coach Brian Johnson of the Liberty City Warriors is introduced as he prints out ridiculously complicated game strategies for his team, based on the Georgia Southern Eagles game plans. It is his first year as head coach and he is determined to prove himself. "I wouldn't be a man if I didn't aspire to run my own team." We're introduced to the "Darth Vadar of Pop Warner" Raul Campos, the ostentatious coach of the 110-pound Palmetto Raiders, who is editing a video hyping his team as the greatest of all time, winners of back-to-back national champions at Disney World Sport Center, undefeated in the last 2 seasons. We're introduced to Diamond Pless, a young kid whose uncle was confined to a wheelchair after a shooting with a rival drug dealer, and who is now helping his uncle live his dream of NFL superstardom vicariously We're introduced to Mark Peterson, the head of the league who tries without much success to discourage the recruitment of black inner city players to suburban ballparks, and is still torn over last year's national championship, where a Suniland team made up mostly of recruits won 56-6. The coach lost his job because he ran up the store, but is suing to be reinstated. CHAPTER ONE: First Practice The first practice, plus a history of Pop Warner football, the largest youth football league in America, started in 1929 in Philly to prevent youth crime and eventually to over 6,000 teams nationally competing to play in the national champion at Disney World. CHAPTER TWO: Liberty City A tour of Liberty City--past the wealthy enclaves of Miami and the poverty of Little Havana is a black neighborhood torn by race riots in the 80s and gang-related assassinations in the 90s. The neighborhood grew out of a black ghetto called Nigger Town which eventually became a progressive experimental black-only community named Knight Manor until a highway ran through it and tore the neighborhood apart. This is wear porno rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew comes from, who helped found the Liberty City program. Since then, the Warriors have won city championships in 7 of 8 weight divisions and have spawned other all-black parks. CHAPTER THREE: CAMPOS Inside the home of the Cuban exile turned real estate wizard Coach Campos, who is hated and called a "cracker" and takes his players to games in chartered motor coaches and used to take them in Hummer limos. After being banned from another Pop Warner team, Campos took over the Palmetto team comprised mostly of white suburban kids and replaced them with mostly black players recruited from West Perrine via varsity letter jackets, steak dinnnnnnners, etc. CHAPTER FOUR: DIAMOND Diamond's mom tries to petition for him to get a larger role on the team, but Diamond doesn't show much promise. Diamond's uncle Durell describes his gun injury. CHAPTER FIVE: SUNILAND We're introduced to Phillip, whose father is dead from AIDS and whose HIV+ mother's behavior is erratic because of drugs. He is often left to his own devices. He sees football as his way out. We're introduced to the Suniland Devils, a suburban team comprised of recruited back players whose coach Gator Rebhan was banned after he ran up the score in a championship game. Rebhan thinks the League is jealous because he took a white ballpark and made it successful. CHAPTER SIX: GOULDS The history of the Railroad Shop, a black settlement that developed nearly a century ago, was condemned by the city, but eventually turned black again. Now Goulds is black and poor. In their first game, Liberty City loses to Goulds, with Coach Johnson's playbook proving way too complex for the pee wees. CHAPTER SEVEN: SEPTEMBER 11 Warriors lose their second game. News of 9/11 comes, but Florida is very removed from the goings-on in NYC and Washington. The coaches convene at the field despite cancelled games and try to make sense of things. CHAPTER EIGHT: McADOO We're introduced to shadowy figure named McAdoo, who "takes care" of high school and college players in vague ways. He's a street agent, of which every major college sports program has at least one. They operate under the radar, even going so far as to buy cars for young players even though he has no traceable source of income besides selling watermelons and gambling. He points out all of the players he "raised"-- rappers, NFL players, etc. McAdoo's cash flow is "supplemented by his relationships with some of Liberty City's more prominent entrepreneurs," including drug dealers and gang members. McAdoo has switched his focus from encouraging kids to go into football to encouraging them to read. CHAPTER NINE: LIBERTY CITY AT PALMETTO Liberty City is now 1-4 and their chances at the championship are slipping. A player is hit hard and has to go to the hospital in an ambulance. Coach Johnson is questioning why he even bothers. CHAPTER ELEVEN: PLEX The story of drug-related gang violence in Liberty City. Gang members bet up to $10,000 and intimidated coaches and player. Diamond's father-in-law "Plex" was arrested for a murder associated with protecting the distribution channels of a crack laboratory. He is serving 5 life sentences. CHAPTER ELEVEN: ELECTION The Elian Gonzalez debacle, and how it further turned the black community against the Cubans. The Warriors win a game. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE GAME A story about a legendary street game decades ago between a group of white kids and black kids. The black kids

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Cape Town (Wine Lands, Garden Route) Marco Polo Guide - 2854286635

36,90 zł

Cape Town (Wine Lands, Garden Route) Marco Polo Guide Marco Polo

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Marco Polo Cape Town: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all the attractions of Cape Town with this up-to-date and authoritative guide, complete with 'Best Of' recommendations. Discover hotels and restaurants, check out the city's trendiest places to go, and find out about festivals and events. There are also numerous ideas for shopping, plus tips for those on a tight budget. Further sections include: City Walks, Travel with Kids, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more and index; useful too is the 'Perfect Day' section and the handy pull-out map supplied in addition to the Street Atlas inside. When planning a journey you usually have to decide between a city break, lazy days on the beach or excursions into the mountains. Cape Town makes the decision easy, because this city at the end of the world provides all those things at the same time! With MARCO POLO Cape Town you will experience the metropolis at the southern tip of Africa from every angle. The practical, pocket-sized guide leads you through a city with an eventful, often turbulent history. Surrounded by the Atlantic with its white beaches, the city is dominated by the rugged crags and wild vegetation of Table Mountain. It is a city with an amazing cultural variety and full of exciting contrasts. The City Walks lead you through the elegant City Centre to the colourful Bo-Kaap district, through the thriving student district of Observatory and to the fashionable beach district. The 'Best Of' pages show you things typical for Cape Town, recommends places to go for free, things to do on a rainy day and how best to relax and unwind. The Insider Tips reveal where you can go climbing with baboons and where you can meet the locals for a glass of wine every Saturday, while panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. The coastal strip along the Indian Ocean is cloaked in forest and colourful fynbos vegetation: hence the name Garden Route. This route leads you to almost deserted beaches, unspoilt landscapes and small towns on the Indian Ocean. The Cape Town area is also famous for its vineyards, and in the Wine Tours chapter MARCO POLO takes you to some excellent estates. Last but not least the Dos & Don'ts tell you why you need to take care hiking on Table Mountain and why you shouldn't go looking for views at night. MARCO POLO Cape Town provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of the city. To help you find your way around there are the 'Where to Start' panels, the detailed Street Atlas, the useful maps of the Cape of Good Hope, the winegrowing areas of Stellenbosch-Paarl-Franschhoek-Somerset West and Stellenbosch in the cover, and a pull-out map.

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Szkocja Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands - 1772491156

51,90 zł

Szkocja Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands Lonely Planet

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The hills and glens and wild coastline of Scotland's Highlands and Islands offer the ultimate escape

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