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James Sallis - Driven - 2826676303

54,11 zł

James Sallis - Driven Poisoned Pen Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Praise for Drive... "The perfect piece of noir fiction." -Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review "More thought, feeling and murderous energy than books twice its length" -Chicago Tribune At the end of Drive, Driver has killed Bernie Rose, "the only one he ever mourned," ending his campaign against those who double-crossed him. Driven tells how that young man, done with killing, becomes the one who goes down "at 3 a.m. on a clear, cool morning in a Tijuana bar." Seven years have passed. Driver has left the old life, become Paul West, and founded a successful business back in Phoenix. Walking down the street one day, he and his fiancée are attacked by two men and, while Driver dispatches both, his fiancée is killed. Sinking back into anonymity, aided by his friend Felix, an ex-gangbanger and Desert Storm vet, Driver retreats but finds that his past stalks him and will not stop. He has to turn and face it. Because he drives. That's what he does. James Sallis has published 14 novels; numerous short stories, poems, and essays; the definitive biography of Chester Himes; and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. The film of Drive won Best Director award at Cannes, and his six Lew Griffin books are in development for film. www.jamessallis.com

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Black Mausoleum - 2837898920

45,25 zł

Black Mausoleum GOLLANCZ

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Two years have passed since the events of THE ORDER OF THE SCALES. Across the realms, dragons are still hatching. Hatching, and hatching free. Skorl is an Ember, a soldier trained from birth to fight dragons. He is a living weapon, one-shot only, saturated with enough dragon-poison to bring down a monster all on his own. Misanthrope, violent and a drunk, to fulfil his purpose and slay a dragon, means to be eaten. Now Skorl has a choice: he can hang for his crimes, or he can go with the last of the Adamantine Men, fighting against an enemy he was born to face. Rat is an Outsider. He's on the run and he's stumbled onto something that's going to make him rich beyond all his dreams. It's just a shame that the end of the world has started without him. Kataros is an alchemist, one of the order responsible for keeping the dragons in check. One of the order that has just failed, and disastrously so. Two men, one woman. One chance to save the world from a storm of dragons...

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Facing the Frozen Ocean - 2826636609

50,17 zł

Facing the Frozen Ocean PAN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2004, this is the compelling account of the most recent adventure of the bestselling author of "Facing Up". It started out as a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat, but it became a terrifying battle against storm-force winds, crashing waves and icebergs as large as cathedrals. Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline, Grylls and his crew crossed the infamous Labrador Sea, pushed on through ice-strewn waters to Greenland and then found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland. Compelling, vivid and inspirational, "Facing the Frozen Ocean" will appeal to all Bear Grylls' many readers and win him many more. "An epic story of hardship, friendship and faith" - "Daily Telegraph". 'Riveting" - "Daily Express". "Grylls is certainly proof that the age of great explorers has not completely passed us by" - "Scotsman".

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Silent Voice - 2856492920

70,50 zł

Silent Voice Dog Ear Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This book is most important to me - I have optimism for my readers - optimism - that my readers will share in this true miracle - that this book carries - I was working on a coffee table in my work shop back in the year of 1986 - when four words became present in my conscious mind - Honesty - Purity - Unselfishness - Love - they were to be embedded in my very soul - to the degree - I had no choice in the implementation of these principles - they were to be incorporated in my being - at the exact moment of inception - that is what this book is all about - I found out some seventeen years later - these same principles were given to Jesus - to His disciples - from the Master Himself - they are called the Four Absolutes - since 1986 - these principles have nourished my soul - it carries with it - deep understanding - for mankind - I come to the twilight of my years on this planet - called earth - the pain of life is anchored in my being - the swiftness of my legs no longer carry my shank with dexterity - the agility of my body that once governed all of my actions - has slowed somewhat - the memory stands tall - without exception - the memory of that little boy in the orphanage - on that snow filled day - left at the bottom of the hill - that had to be walked up - in a blinding snow storm from whence he came - the tears that were shed that Sunday were insurmountable - the desperate loneliness that has prevailed every day - every day of my life - is most haunting - the memory of my Grandfather picking me up after I ran away from that second orphanage - still remains - I was a little over seven years of age - the power in his arms - as he held me - I still feel - how lucky I am - the memory of my Godfather - how he loved me - as I write this - the tears fl ow - not because the loneliness has dissipated - I weep for the love they transmitted - for they are still with me - I lacked the ability to read - kept back two grades before I was in the fourth - on the streets many a day - bought my own clothes - shoes - food - etc. - made my own money - during this period - from seven years on up - I drank - wine - liquors - beer - by the time I was fourteen - whiskey bottles were stashed many a place - every opportunity afforded me - Korea was on - joined the Marine Corp - when I got out - went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts - to became an actor - got married in New York - in 1958 took off for Hollywood - did many shows - four children later - by 1966 - I stood outside of 20th Century Fox - not knowing what show I was on - let alone my lines - alcohol had taken its' toll - by 1969 I was a despondent mumbling soul - one ounce of alcohol - rendered me immobile - holding a bottle of gin in my hands sometime in July of 1969 - the words uttered at that moment - "please God help me - I don't want to drink this"- my cry of despair - answered - this July 2014 - 45 years will have passed since that moment - I have been honored by two Presidents - written two books -The End Was But A Beginning -The Silent Voice - served over a million meals on the street of Skid Row - Los Angeles - with the greatest gift granted to me - freedom of self - along with -Honesty - Purity - Unselfi shness - Love -

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Kniha Queen - 2826626956

173,64 zł

Kniha Queen Hal Leonard Corporation

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In 2011, the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen - one of the most innovative, glamorous, and influential bands in history. Over the course of the band's career, they have grossed 170 million album sales worldwide, have written 18 number one hits, and performed 700 concerts. While some acts enjoy a forte of incredible showmanship, a virtuoso instrumentalist, a strong, charismatic leader, or a prolific sole songwriter, Queen beholds all of these strengths. Although Freddie Mercury and Brian May are recognized as the prime songwriters, each of the members have penned number one hits, including classics such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Freddie Mercury), "Another One Bites the Dust" (John Deacon), "A Kind of Magic" (Roger Taylor), and "We Will Rock You" (Brian May). The fates brought the four creative and cerebral youths together in London in 1971 (Mercury was by then an established fine and graphic artist, May was enveloped in the study of astrophysics, Roger Taylor enrolled in dental school, and John studying electronics). Since then, they have made history with their sophisticated fusion of operatic expression, theatrical performance, symphonic melody, and raw rock-and- roll. Beginning with their debut Queen in 1973 (EMI/Electra Records), the band took the UK by storm, then conquered the United States along with rest of the world, serving as pioneers of stadium rock and enjoying commercial success and momentum well into the 1980s (marked by the famous Live Aid appearance in 1985) through the early 1990s. The whirlwind took a startling pause when singer Freddie Mercury passed away from AIDS on November 24, 1991. The living members have forged ahead and remain great music makers until this day. "The Complete Illustrated Lyrics" is the first book of its kind. Never before has there been a complete Queen lyric book. The hundreds of images that accompany the songs range from handwritten lyrics to rare photographs from the stage to the studio. Also included is a complete discography of the band, pairing each song to the album on which it was originally released. Designed by the band's longtime creative director, Richard Gray, this book is as true to the band as can be, carrying with it the flamboyance, expression, and depth that Queen embodies as writers and performers. If there is one book for a fan of the band to possess, this is the one.

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James Sallis - Driven - 2826620801

49,68 zł

James Sallis - Driven NO EXIT PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Seven years have passed since Driver ended his campaign against those who doublecrossed him. He has left the old life, become Paul West and founded a successful business back in Phoenix. But walking down the street one day, he and his fiancee are attacked by two men and, while Driver dispatches both, his fiancee is killed. Sinking back into anonymity, aided by his friend Felix, an ex-gangbanger and Desert Storm vet, Driver realises that his past stalks him - and will not stop. He has to turn and face it.

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Lori Foster - Jamie - 2853160216

36,40 zł

Lori Foster - Jamie ZEBRA BOOKS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

It's not that the woman in his arms is naked. It's not that he's carrying her up a mountain in a driving storm. What bothers Jamie is that the unconscious redhead is an intruder, someone who could bring him harm. He has his reasons for hiding out in this stark, secluded cabin; for keeping his emotions under wraps; for never, ever getting too close to anyone. But before she passed out in his bed, she said her name was Faith - an appropriate name since he has to take her at her word. Who is she? Why is she here? Who sent her? And what is she doing to him? Jamie's used to feelings of wariness, isolation, of being on guard. What he's not used to is this dangerous, nearly uncontrollable new emotion raging through him like a man on fire.

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Top steam journeys of the world - 2826719403

71,32 zł

Top steam journeys of the world NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Less than 50 years ago, trains were routinely hauled by majestic steam-powered locomotives. These magnificent machines still exercise a powerful hold on our imagination, conjuring up the romance of old-fashioned rail travel and the excitement of human ingenuity pitted against the challenges of narrow passes, tight bends and fearsome gradients. Although the heyday of steam has passed, it is still possible to travel on preserved lines, heritage railways and industrial lines where steam traction is still in use. Many of these journeys have been made possible by the dedicated efforts of steam enthusiasts, who have struggled to acquire, keep open and refurbish routes that railway companies had earmarked for closure. This book profiles 26 of these remarkable journeys, ranging from the popular Ffestiniog Railway in northern Wales to the Changa Manga Forest Railway of Pakistan. Each chapter sketches the story behind the journey and details the locomotives that are in use, illustrated throughout with spectacular photography. It covers the Americas: Alberta Prairie Steam Tours (Canada) by Anthony Lambert; Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Railway (Canada) by Pierre Home-Douglas; Cass Scenic Railroad (United States) by Steve Barry; Grand Canyon Railway (United States) by Steve Barry; Steamtown National Historic Site (United States) by Steve Barry; Mount Washington Cog Railway (United States) by Steve Barry; Guayaquil & Quito Railway (Ecuador) by John Parker; and, The Old Patagonian Express (Argentina) by Carl G. Perelman. It includes: Europe: Ffestiniog Railway (United Kingdom) by Anthony Lambert; North Yorkshire Moors Railway (United Kingdom) by Anthony Lambert; Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (United Kingdom) by Anthony Lambert; Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme (France) by Peter Lemmey; Le Train des Pignes (France) by Peter Lemmey; Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke (Switzerland) by Anthony Lambert; Bad Doberan-Kuhlungsborn West (Germany) by Anthony Lambert; Rugensche Kleinbahn (Germany) by Anthony Lambert; Wolsztyn to Poznan (Poland) by Ailsa Camm; Ostra Sodermanlands Jarnvag (Sweden) by Michael Whitehouse; and, The Setesdalbanen (Norway) by Colin Boocock. It also covers: Africa: Railway Revival in the Horn of Africa (Eritrea) by Nick Lera, The Banana Express (South Africa) by Paul Ash, and, Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe (South Africa) by Paul Ash; Asia - The Hedjaz Railway (Syria/Jordan) by Anthony Lambert, and Changa Manga Forest Railway (Pakistan) by Peter Lemmey; and, Australia - The Great Zig Zag Railway Susan Storm, The Pichi Richi Railway by Philip Game.

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