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Victim's Fortune - 2212829213

79,10 zł

Victim's Fortune Harper Collins

Inne 1

Two reporters from the Financial Times go behind the scenes to detail both nobility and corruption in the fight for compensation of Holocaust survivors. Half a century after World War II, a small group of Americans launched a campaign to confront the world with the fact that many assets looted by the Nazis had never been returned to their owners. They wanted to write the final chapter in the story of the Holocaust's survivors, most of whom were nearing death, and wanted recognition of the debt that these victims were owed. Backed by class action lawsuits and threats of economic sanctions, a disparate group of lawyers, politicians, and Jewish advocacy groups mounted an enormous challenge against some of the world's largest corporations and governments to demand what they felt was due. After several years, they won a historic settlement of 5 billion dollars in reparations. But what began as a moral crusade had degenerated into a bare-knuckled battle that opened up painful debates across the world and within the Jewish community over justice and how to achieve it. In The Victim's Fortune, John Authers and Richard Wolffe offer a spellbinding investigative account of this international struggle -- an extraordinary political drama which unfolds against the backdrop of the twentieth century's most devastating crime.

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Victim You + Bonus Track - 2839541249

64,99 zł

Victim You + Bonus Track Angel Air

Muzyka>Electronica

1. Bitch Of A Place To Be 2. Drivin' Sideways 3. Drivin' Sideways 4. No Ones Getting Over 5. Treacherous Times 6. Love Your Misery 7. I Still Care 8. Old School 9. More For Me 10. Evil Sweet Evil 11. Victim You 12. Running Away (From You) Bonus Track

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The Life & Times of Ngamiland The story of Maun Botswana - 2825869586

43,60 zł

The Life & Times of Ngamiland The story of Maun Botswana Adam Marszałek

Książki

Maun is an African village popular among hunters, photographers, nature lovers, adventurers, travelers, ecologists, geologists, and zoologists. It is also a popular place for safaris and it has a renowned reputation in the world of writers and film makers. Situated in the Okavango, it was discovered for the outside world by David Livingstone and ever since has been known as "the last Eden on Earth." Although the village is popular among visitors, only a person living in Maun can fully appreciate its beauty and value. The uniqueness of Maun lies in its remoteness from the modern world, in it being situated in the heart of the wilderness. Because of this, the villagers live in a highly diverse cultural environment, which combines elements of all historical periods, with the prehistoric and the modern existing side by side. The book features a number of historic photographs, documents, maps, and reports of the adventures of early travelers such as Livingstone and Selous. It also includes the history of the Ghanzi settlement, and even the story of the Batawana's first settlement in Kwebe, from which the recorded history of Ngamiland begins, as reported by Major Lugard to the British West Charterland Co. His wife, Nell, documented 374 plants, 92 of which were growing in the Kwebe Hills and were previously unknown to the botanic world, including Stapeli kwebensis. Her collection of plants together with her album of drawings and watercolors are displayed in Kew Gardens, London. The book is illustrated with numerous anecdotes, stories memories and opinions gathered from people who lived in Ngamiland. The list of interviewees includes: Eustace Wright, who in 1938 in Naraga became the first recorded victim of the sleeping sickness transmitted by tsetse flies, Motsamai Mpho, who described how the Bayei gained freedom from slavery in 1948, Lionel Palmer and Harry Selby, who presented the history of the first safari companies in Maun, and the Greek Cypriot traders, who recounted setting up their businesses in Ngamiland in the 1960's. According to the author, isolation proved to be beneficial for the transformation of Maun, as it provided time for the new to blend into the traditional. It also helped to preserve the great traditions of the ethnically, nationally and culturally diverse, tolerant, nature-loving and friendly society of Maun.

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Death in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times - 2826731920

659,75 zł

Death in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times De Gruyter

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Death has never been a simple matter, neither for the victim/s nor for the survivors. All societies have deeply struggled with the issue of death and have found material and spiritual answers in response to death. The medieval and early modern world had to cope with the same questions, but found its own characteristic answers, as the contributions to this volume illustrate in a myriad of approaches.

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Dark Times In The City - 2839854608

43,99 zł

Dark Times In The City

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Fiction & related items>Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Danny Callaghan Is Just Out Of Jail And Enjoying A Quiet Drink In A Dublin Pub When Two Men Walk In With Guns. On Impulse, He Intervenes To Rescue The Intended Victim, Petty Criminal Walter Bennett, And Finds Himself Dragged Into Dublin's Murky Underworld

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Times Have Changed - 2839366634

31,99 zł

Times Have Changed Mausoleum Records

Muzyka>Rock

1. Lies 2. The Night's Gone 3. Deep Down Recession Blues 4. Latin Girl 5. Gnatz (Instrumental) 6. Funny Money 7. Witness (To A Crime Of Ove) 8. Aby's Lean (Instrumental) 9. The Victim 10. Love Won't Let You Down 11. Dead Man's Hill 12. Maggie Rose

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The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower: A Murder That Became a Real-Life Mystery, a Mystery That Became an Obsession - 2837898870

154,45 zł

The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower: A Murder That Became a Real-Life Mystery, a Mystery That Became an Obsession Thorndike Pr

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The "New York Times"-bestselling author uncovers a real-life mystery of murder, body doubles, and obsession, as he explores the case of Marli Renfro, Janet Leigh's body double in the infamous shower scene in "Pyscho," who reportedly became the victim of a serial killer.

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Gluten-Free on a Shoestring - 2835876650

92,90 zł

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Da Capo Press Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Gluten-free cooking has never been this easy-or affordable! Tired of spending three times as much (or more) on gluten-free prepared foods? If you're ready to slash the cost of your grocery bill, you've come to the right place. In Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, savvy mom Nicole Hunn shows how every gluten-free family can eat well without breaking the bank. Inside this comprehensive cookbook, you'll find 125 delicious and inexpensive gluten-free recipes for savory dinners, favorite desserts, comfort foods, and more, plus Nicole's top money-saving secrets. Recipes include: Apple-Cinnamon Toaster Pastries * Focaccia * Spinach Dip * Ricotta Gnocchi * Chicken Pot Pie * Szechuan Meatballs * Tortilla Soup *Baked Eggplant Parmesan* Never-Fail White Sandwich Bread * Banana Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust * Blueberry Muffins * Cinnamon Rolls * Perfect Chocolate Birthday Cake With advice on the best values and where to find them, meal planning strategies, and pantry-stocking tips, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is your essential guide. Never fall victim to the overpriced, pre-packaged gluten-free aisle again. Roll on by-happier, healthier, and wealthier.

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Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival - 2841422834

107,33 zł

Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival Miss Mamie's Co.

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Reflections of Mamie-A Story of Survival is a sad and joyous personal account of growing up under the worst kind of adversity. It is a story of survival during times of extreme suffering and deprivation that will leave you feeling Mamie's anguish. A must read for anyone with a difficult childhood or anyone wanting to understand the cycles of abuse! ...S. Allan Kane, MD The story begins in the early 1950's suburbs of Houston, Texas. Mamie is a young child of four who was unwanted, afraid, abused and with nowhere to turn, learned that she had to stand alone. Her only friends were her older brother, an abused child himself, and her nanny, who begged their mother to stop beating them. The father, though he loved his children, remained passive to the end. A victim himself, the only protection he offered was a warning to stay out of their mother's reach. This story shares Mamie's heroic battle to keep her dreams alive and hold on to her spirit. How she finds her way out of fifty-four years of abuse is yours to discover in her fascinating memoirs.

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The Unexpected Guest - Agatha Christie - 2841354341

28,86 zł

The Unexpected Guest - Agatha Christie

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - A young man, broken down in the fog, witnesses a murder he is asked to conceal" A full-length novel adapted by Charles Osborne from Agatha Christie"s acclaimed play. When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog in South Wales and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story. But is it possible that Laura Warwick did not commit the murder after all" If so, who is she shielding" The victim"s retarded young half-brother or his dying matriarchal mother" Laura"s lover" Perhaps the father of the little boy killed in an accident for which Warwick was responsible" The house seems full of possible suspects" THE UNEXPECTED GUEST is considered to be one of the finest of Christie"s plays. Hailed as "another Mousetrap? when it opened on 12 August 1958 in the West End, it ran for 604 performances over the succeeding 18 months and has been staged many times around the world over the last 40 years. Nazwa - The Unexpected Guest Autor - Agatha Christie Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - HarperCollins Publishers UK Kod ISBN - 9780006513681 Kod EAN - 9780006513681 Rok wydania - 2008 Język - angielski Format - 11.0x18.0cm Ilość stron - 208 Podatek VAT - 5%

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Bad Medicine - 2826773071

73,32 zł

Bad Medicine Epublishing Works!

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Trauma nurse and part-time death-investigator Molly Burke is having a pretty normal night at her St. Louis Emergency Department. Then a well-connected lawyer is wheeled in, victim of a suspected suicide. One suicide is bad. But when one grows to four in a matter of days, and all the victims are lawyers, the trend stops being an oddity and becomes a real problem. Were these really suicides? Why would successful, hot young lawyers want to kill themselves? Then Molly unearths secrets that powerful people don't want exposed and the puzzle suddenly becomes a threat. Now she must find killer, or become the next victim. AWARDS: 4 1/2 Stars, Gold Metal - Romantic Times REVIEWS: "With her own unique blend of dark humor, complex motivations and riveting suspense, Eileen Dreyer is a very tough act to beat. A nerve-shattering suspense." ~RT Magazine OTHER SUSPENSE/TRILLERS by Eileen Dreyer: Nothing Personal Brain Dead A Man to Die For If Looks Could Kill ABOUT EILEEN DREYER: New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer has been inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, nominated for the Anthony Award and is a retired trauma nurse. Also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, Eileen doesn't see herself actively working in those fields, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

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Mathematics and the Imagination - 2842080323

87,76 zł

Mathematics and the Imagination Dover Publications

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Introduction I. NEW NAMES FOR OLD Easy words for hard ideas Transcendental Non-simple curve Simple curve Simple group Bolsheviks and giraffes Turbines Turns and slides Circles and cycles Patho-circles Clocks Hexagons and parhexagons "Radicals, hyperradicals, and ultraradicals (nonpolitical)" New numbers for the nursery Googol and googolplex Miracle of the rising book The mathescope II. BEYOND THE GOOGOL Counting?the language of number "Counting, matching, and "Going to Jerusalem" Cardinal numbers Cosmic chess and googols The sand reckoner Mathematical induction The infinite and its progeny Zeno Puzzles and quarrels Bolzano Galileo's puzzle Cantor Measuring the measuring rod The whole is no greater than some of its parts The first transfinite?Alepho Arithmetic for morons Common sense hits a snag Cardinality madman The tortoise unmasked Motionless motion Private life of a number The house that Cantor built III. "Pie, i, e (PIE)" Chinamen and chandeliers Twilight of common sense "Pie, i, e" Squaring the circle and its cousins Mathematical impossibility "Silk purse, sow's ear, ruler and compass" Rigor mortis Algebraic equations and transcendental numbers Galois and Greek epidemics Cube duplicators and angle trisectors Biography of pie "Infancy: Archimedes, the Bible, the Egyptians" "Adolescence: Vieta, Van Ceulen" "Maturity: Wallis, Newton, Leibniz" "Old Age: Dase, Richter, Shanks" Victim of schizophrenia Boon to insurance companies (e) Logarithms or tricks of the trade Mr. Briggs is surprised Mr. Napier explains "Biography of e; or e, the banker's boon" Pituitary gland of mathematics: the exponential function (i) "Humpty Dumpty, Doctor or Semantics" Imaginary numbers "The v-1, or "Where am I?" " "Biography of i, the self-made amphibian" "Omar Khayyám, Cardan, Bombelli, and Gauss" i and Soviet Russia Program music of mathematics "Breakfast in bed; or, How to become a great mathematician" Analytic geometry Geometric representation of i Complex plane "A famous formula, faith, and humility" IV. ASSORTED GEOMETRIES?PLANE AND FANCY The talking fish and St. Augustine A new alphabet High priests and mumbo jumbo Pure and applied mathematics Euclid and Texas Mathematical tailors Geometry?a game "Ghosts, table-tipping, and the land of the dead" Fourth-dimension flounders Henry More to the rescue Fourth-dimension?a new gusher A cure for arthritis Syntax suffers a setback The physicist's delight Dimensions and manifolds Distance formulae Scaling blank walls Four-dimensional geometry defined Moles and tesseracts A four-dimensional fancy Romance of flatland Three-dimensional cats and two-dimensional kings Gallant Gulliver and the gloves Beguiling voices and strange footprints Non-Euclidean geometry Space credos and millinery Private and public space Rewriting our textbooks The prince and the Boethians The flexible fifth The mathematicians unite?nothing to lose but their chains Lobachevsky breaks a link Riemann breaks another Checks and double checks in mathematics The tractrix and the pseudosphere Great circles and bears The skeptic persists?and is stepped on Geodesics Seventh Day Adventists Curvature Lobachevskian Eiffel Towers and Riemannian Holland Tunnels V. PASTIMES OF PAST AND PRESENT TIMES Puzzle acorns and mathematical oaks Charlemagne and crossword puzzles "Mark Twain and the "farmer's daughter" The syntax of puzzles Carolyn Flaubert and the cabin boy "A wolf, a goat, and a head of cabbage" Brides and cuckolds I'll be switched "Poisson, the misfit" "High finance; or, The international beer wolf" Lions and poker players The decimal system Casting out nines "Buddha, God, and the binary scale" "The march of culture; or, Russia, the home of the binary system" The Chinese rings The tower of Hanoi "The ritual of Benares: or, Charley horse in the Orient" "Nim, Sissa Ben Dahir, and Josephus" Bismarck plays the boss The 15 puzzle plague The spider and the fly A nightmare of relatives The magic square Take a number from 1 to 10 Fermat's last theorem Mathematics' lost legacy VI. PARADOX LOST AND PARADOX REGAINED Great paradoxes and distant relatives Three species of paradox Paradoxes strange but true Wheels that move faster on top than on bottom The cycloid family "The curse of transportation; or, How locomotives can't make up their minds" Reformation of geometry Ensuing troubles Point sets?the Arabian Nights of mathematics Hausdorff spins a tall tale Messrs. Banach and Tarski rub the magic lamp Baron Munchhausen is stymied by a pea Mathematical fallacies "Trouble from a bubble; or, Dividing by zero" The infinite?troublemaker par excellence Geometrical fallacies Logical paradoxes?the folk tales of mathematics Deluding dialectics of the poacher and the prince; of the introspective barber; of the number 111777; of this book and Confucius; of the Hon. Bertrand Russell "Scylla and Charybdis; or, What shall poor mathematics d "Twits Napoleon, who does" The Marquis de Condorcet has high hopes M. le Marquis omits a factor and loses his head Fourier of the Old Guard Dr. Darwin of the New The syllogism scraps a standby Mr. Socrates may not die "Ring out the old logic, ring in the new" VIII. RUBBER-SHEET GEOMETRY Seven bridges over a stein of beer Euler shivers Is warmed by news from home Invents topology Dissolves the dilemma of Sunday strollers Babies' cribs and Pythagoreans Talismen and queer figures Position is everything in topology Da Vinci and Dali Invariants Transformations The immutable derby "Competition for the caliph's cup; or, Sifting out the suitors by science" Mr. Jordan's theorem Only seems idiotic Deformed circles Old facts concerning Times Square and a balloonist's head Eccentric deportment of several distinguished gentlemen at Princeton Their passion for pretzels Their delving in doughnuts Enforced modesty of readers and authors The ring Lachrymose recital around a Paris pissoir "Who staggered how many times around the walls of what?" In and out the doughnut Gastric surgery?from doughnut to sausage in a single cut N-dimensional pretzels The Möbius strip Just as black as it is painted Foments industrial discontent Never takes sides Bane of painter and paintpot alike The iron rings "Mathematical cotillion; or, How on earth do I get rid of my partner?" "Topology?the pinnacle of perversity; or, Removing your vest without your coat" Down to earth?map coloring Four-color problem Euler's theorem The simplest universal law Brouwer's puzzle The search for invariants IX. CHANGE AND CHANGEABILITY The calculus and cement Meaning of change and rate of change Zeno and the movies "Flying Arrow" local?stops at all points" Geometry and genetics The arithmetic men dig pits Lamentable analogue of the boomerang History of the calculus Kepler Fermat Story of the great rectangle Newton and Leibniz Archimedes and the limit "Shrinking and swelling; or, "Will the circle go the limit?" Brief dictionary of mathematics and physics "Military idyll; or, The speed of the falling bomb" The calculus at work The derivative Higher derivatives and radius of curvature Laudable scholarship of automobile engineers The third derivative as a shock absorber The derivative finds its mate Integration Kepler and the bungholes "Measuring lengths; or, The yawning regress" Methods of approximation Measuring areas under curves Method of rectangular strips The definite Indefinite On the inverse of the other "The outline of history and the descent of man: or, y=ex" Sickly curves and orchidaceous ones The snowflake Infinite perimeters and postage stamps Anti-snowflake Super-colossal pathological specimen?the curve that fills space The unbelievable crisscross EPILOGUE. MATHEMATICS AND THE IMAGINATION

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The Walking Dead. Żywe Trupy. Upadek Gubernatora. Część druga - Kirkman Robert, Bonansinga Jay - 2836969149

25,42 zł

The Walking Dead. Żywe Trupy. Upadek Gubernatora. Część druga - Kirkman Robert, Bonansinga Jay

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Na początku był przełomowy i świetnie oceniany komiks... Żywe Trupy to synonim nieprzemijającej, wysokiej jakości. - Paweł Deptuch, Carpe Noctem i Nowa Fantastyka Potem pojawił się rewelacyjny serial... The Walking Dead - kompletnie przerażający, najlepszy, najbardziej niezwykły serial, jaki kiedykolwiek pojawił się na małym ekranie - powraca. Kocham każdą jego obrzydliwą minutę - Linda Stasi, New York Post Aż w końcu przyszedł czas na serię bestsellerowych powieści opowiadających historię kultowych postaci z uniwersum The Walking Dead. Przeczytaj o tym, czego nie pokazali w serialu! Imperium Philipa Blake'a chwieje się w posadach. Fundamenty kruszeją, fasady pokrywają się pęknięciami, a z mozołem wznoszone mury rozpadają się w proch. Upadek Gubernatora, okupiony krwią, potem i łzami, staje się faktem. Rick, Glen i Michonne otworzyli ostatni rozdział historii sadystycznego tyrana. Philip Blake uwolnił drzemiącego w nim potwora. Kreśli linię frontu pomiędzy swoimi poplecznikami a zdesperowanymi mieszkańcami pobliskiego więzienia. Mroczna podróż Gubernatora dobiega końca. Szokującego i pełnego cierpienia. Dopełni się los ocalałych. Bądźcie świadkami prawdziwego końca. W 2000 roku przebojem wdarł się na rynek komiksowy miniserią Battle Pope. Jego pierwszym wielkim sukcesem był ukazujący się do dziś Invincible, łamiący wszelkie schematy gatunku superbohaterskiego. Status jednego z najlepszych i najbardziej pożądanych scenarzystów przypieczętował serią Żywe Trupy, która stała się kanwą świetnie przyjętej ekranizacji telewizyjnej. Zdobył wiele prestiżowych nagród (m.in. Harveya, Eisnera, Eagle), był Człowiekiem Roku 2010 przemysłu komiksowego. Magazyn The Time oba wspomniane tytuły zaliczył do dziesięciu najważniejszych komiksów minionej dekady, a wszystkie jego nowe produkcje nieustannie okupują listy bestsellerów New York Timesa i Amazona. - Robert Kirkman Szybko ugruntował sobie pozycję jednego z najbardziej pomysłowych autorów thrillerów. Jego zakręcone, zapadające w pamięć opowiadania rozgrywają się w onirycznym uniwersum, przy którym prace jego rówieśników wyglądają wręcz niewinnie - tak pisze o nim The Chicago Tribune. Jego powieści Perfect Victim, Shattered, Twisted i Frozen zostały przetłumaczone na dziewięć języków, a debiutancka The Black Mariah znalazła się w finale nagrody imienia Brama Stokera. - Jay Bonansinga Żywe Trupy to największy sukces zarówno Roberta Kirkmana, jak i wydawnictwa Image Comics. Miesiąc w miesiąc każdy zeszyt i wydania zbiorcze zajmują szczytowe pozycje w statystykach sprzedaży, nieprzerwanie zbierając pozytywne opinie. Opowiadają o dramatycznych losach Ricka Grimesa i jego towarzyszy próbujących odnaleźć się w apokaliptycznym świecie opanowanym przez zombie. Siłą tego komiksu nie jest estetyka gore i efektowne sceny przemocy, ale bardzo wyraziste relacje pomiędzy bohaterami oraz niecodzienne i trudne sytuacje, w jakich umieszcza ich autor scenariuszy. Tak poruszającej i pełnej emocji opowieści ze świecą szukać w literaturze mainstreamowej. Najlepszym tego dowodem są zdobywane rokrocznie liczne nagrody i wyróżnienia, a także rzesze fanów, do których zaliczają się Frank Darabont, Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, Nick Frost i George A. Romero Nazwa - The Walking Dead. Żywe Trupy. Upadek Gubernatora. Część druga Oryginalny tytuł - Walking Dead. The Fall of The Governor. Part Two Autor - Kirkman Robert, Bonansinga Jay Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Sine Qua Non Kod ISBN - 9788379242696 Kod EAN - 9788379242696 Rok wydania - 2014 Język - polski Tłumacz - Czartoryski Bartosz Format - 14.0x20.5cm Ilość stron - 296 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2014-11-04

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Unknown Night - 2834154653

72,99 zł

Unknown Night Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape, Brook by Moonlight, was sold at auction for $20,000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent 15 years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York and his wife and children were living in poverty. Released from the asylum by a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times and madness of one of America's most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, as well. In this case, it's late 19th and early 20th century New York--a city of artists' studios and spiritualists' salons, shantytowns and millionaires' mansions. Blakelock was a mystic who as a young man wandered among the Indians out West, and on his return frequented the spiritualist circles in New York City. Though he was regarded as a loner, he worked among the great painters of his time, artists like William Merritt Chase and George Inness. Blakelock initially painted in the Romantic style of the Hudson River School, but by the 1880s, his brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes were considered among the most controversial, radical paintings of the era. In the 1890s he fell on hard times and sometimes played the piano on the vaudeville circuit to earn extra cash. He suffered his first mental break down in 1891. After a period of remission he became violent and was institutionalized in 1899 just as his reputation was beginning to soar. Interest in his work peaked in 1916 when a wave of Blakelock hysteria swept America. Crowds lined up to see Blakelock exhibitions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wealthy collectors bid record prices for his haunting paintings. Blakelock was released from the asylum and seemed destined for a glorious and comfortable end. Instead, fed upon by opportunistic dealers and forgers, Blakelock became entangled in a web of deceit spun by the very woman who was supposed to be his savior. Vincent begins his story in the spring of 1916 when Blakelock's canvas, The Brook by Moonlight, was auctioned at the Plaza Hotel in New York for $20,000 - a record price at that time for the work of a living American painter. It was Blakelock's second record in three years. Newspaper reporters converged on the painter and art pundits tripped over each other in doling out praise for his mysterious nocturnal landscapes. "Few American artists deserve a higher niche in the Temple of Fame," drooled the pioneering art dealer, William Macbeth. Some were calling Blakelock the greatest American landscape painter ever. At the time, Blakelock was penniless, a resident of an asylum in Middletown, New York. His wife, Cora Bailey Blakelock was living in poverty with their youngest children in a small house in the Catskills. Blakelock may well have remained locked away if it had not been for the efforts of Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams, a 32-year-old vamp with a shady past. Adams passed herself off as a philanthropist, "rescued" Blakelock from the asylum, and brought him to New York City to generate public sympathy for the artist and his family. She had arranged a large show of his paintings at the Reinhardt Gallery on Fifth Avenue. It was a huge success attracting all the major critics and large crowds throughout its run over seven months. A committee of venerable art personages was formed to collect the proceeds from Blakelock's work to be passed on to his wife and children. Blakelock, all dressed up for the Gallery opening, cut a dashing figure. His wife, though, was nowhere to be seen. Adams had, as she would do again at crucial junctures, cut her out. The resulting newspaper feeding frenzy - an early instance of celebrity journalism and scandal mongering -- climaxed several months later with banner headlines about a hazy plot to assassinate the painter. In order to better accommodate Romantic accounts, Blakelock's early career has long been misconstrued as a fruitless endeavor. His experimental work, many claimed, met only with scorn, derision and neglect. How Blakelock came to be considered one of the top three painters in the country by 1900 was never explained. In fact, the author discovered that Blakelock had attracted favorable attention in the press as early as 1879. While it was true that Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whom he was constantly associated, were subjected to ridicule by some critics, the controversy that surrounded them, also enshrined them. Many progressive critics championed Blakelock and Ryder's expressive, quasi-abstract landscapes, which were redefininnnnnng the boundaries of American art. By 1886, Blakelock's moonlight paintings were attracting rave reviews. Blakelock was an eccentric, often subject to violent mood swings and later extended bouts of paranoia. He was eventually diagnosed with dementia praecox - now called schizophrenia. The line between manic depression, bipolar disorders and various subtypes of schizophrenia, however, is blurry and lately has become the subject of debate. Most likely, Blakelock was suffering from what is called late-onset schizophrenia. He was 43 when he had his first psychotic episode, slashing his paintings, burning large amounts of money and threatening his family. He soon recovered and went back to his studio painting many of his most significant and mysterious paintings. Recently found letters indicate that he was lucid until the death of his father in 1897. Thereafter, his mental state disintegrated. The family was desperately poor. Blakelock, his long hair beaded like an Indian, a dagger in his waistband, took to the streets to sell his paintings. He became increasingly deluded, believing his paintings were worth millions and that he was related to royalty. It was two years later that Blakelock was once again sent away, this time remaining in an asylum until 1916. Blakelock has been described as a Romantic, a visionary, an outsider and an eccentric Hudson River School artist. His work, which contains both classic and modern elements, defies definition. Yet he is universally acknowledged to be one of the most original, innovative American artists of the nineteenth century - way ahead of his time. Reviewing a Blakelock exhibition in 1942, the influential critic Edward Alden Jewell called Blakelock "one of the greatest artists America has produced." Five years later, on the occasion of Blakelock's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Coates, critic for the New Yorker, described Blakelock as one of the "strongest individualists" in American art putting him on a level with Homer, Eakins and Ryder. This was at a time when Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were looking to Blakelock and Ryder for inspiration. Today Blakelock's paintings continue to hang in virtually every major American museum. In May of 2000, Blakelock's early masterpiece, Indian Encampment on The Snake River eclipsed every other American painter in a Sotheby's auction, fetching $3.5 million. Blakelock, it appears, refuses to be forgotten.

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The 9th Girl - 2826874801

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The 9th Girl Orion Publishing Group

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In her terrifying new novel, No. 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her inimitable investigators, Kovac & Liska. "Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of cars in the dead of summer. But he had never seen anything quite like this ..." On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis a young woman's brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is, but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal, or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year, but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday. Crisscrossing America's heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday. If Zombie Doe is one of his, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl's life may have lived closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: which is the greater evil - the devil you know or the devil you don't?

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