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Mad Dogs and Englishmen - 2826632276

53,21 zł

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Hodder & Stoughton

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Discover Sir Ranulph Twistelton-Wykham-Fiennes's personal expedition to trace his extraordinary family through history. From Charlemagne - himself a direct ancestor of the author - to the count who very nearly persuaded William the Conqueror to retreat at Hastings, many members of this unique clan have lived close to the nerve centre of the ruler of their day. They number in their ranks a murderer, a wife poisoner, a poacher, England's greatest female traveller of the 17th century, and an extortionist Lord High Treasurer, teen cousins who eloped, a noble lord hanged for manslaughter, another hanged for adultery with the King's wife, and many who, as admirals or major-generals, won famous battles. The Fiennes' behind Cromwell provided the castle in which the Parliamentarians made their first secret moves, the same building in which twenty-one successive generations of the family have lived for 600 unbroken years ...And that is just a taster. Ranulph Fiennes tells the story of his unconventional, exceptional family, and reveals the ingredients for the man described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'.

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King's Assassin - 2826885577

42,47 zł

King's Assassin GOLLANCZ

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

With its engaging thief-taker hero, this YA series from the acclaimed author of THE ADAMANTINE PALACE is perfect for fans of Trudi Canavan and Robin Hobb. Berren has left his past as an apprentice thief-taker behind him, in a mist of blood and screams and death. Press-ganged as a sailor, his old life is now just a distant memory. Until the day he spots someone who might well be his old master, Syannis, the man who killed Berren's first love. Syannis was thought dead, but he is a hard man to kill. As Berren chases down the man he believes to be an enemy, he finds himself caught up in a web of political machination and danger unlike anything he has encountered. For Syannis is a deposed prince, and he is willing to go to any lengths - including dealing with the black-hearted sorcerer Saffran Kuy - to regain his throne. As Berren struggles to understand his feelings towards Syannis and his mad quest, he slowly comes to realize that the world is going to war - and Berren is caught in the middle. Can he navigate a path through the dangers which surround him? Will he find a way to extricate himself from the sorcery and intrigue that follow him at every step? And who is destined to be the King's Assassin?

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Once and Future King - 2826620485

100,98 zł

Once and Future King Harper Collins

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of The Once and Future King, White's masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend. T.H. White's masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic. Here all five volumes that make up the story are published together in a single volume, as White himself always wished. Here is King Arthur and his shining Camelot, beasts who talk and men who fly; knights, wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad; the masterpiece of fantasy by which all others are judged. The Once and Future King, The Witch in the Wood , The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn.

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England Under The Tudors - King Henry VII 1485-1509 - 2834142184

220,23 zł

England Under The Tudors - King Henry VII 1485-1509 Read Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

ENGLAND UNDER THE TUDORS KING HENRY VII 1485-1509. by DR. WILHELM BUSCH. TRANSLATED BY ALICE M. TODD. Originally published in U.S.A in 1895. INTRODUCTION: ALTHOUGH English history has been his principal study, the name of Dr. Wilhelm Busch is not yet so well known in this country as in his own, where, after being eagerly sought for as a teacher by one university after another, he now fills a professorship of history at Freiburg, in Baden. Yet his writings on sixteenth-century diplomacy, and especially on the foreign policy of Cardinal Wolsey, have attracted the attention of scholars, not only in this country and in Germany, but in France and it is already evident that whoever here after intends to make himself thoroughly acquainted with the beginnings of our modern European system must devote a certain amount of study to Dr. Buschs writings. But, if we may judge of the future by the past, the students debt to him will certainly be much more considerable when he has finished the work of which the first volume, published in German three years ago at Stuttgart, is here presented to the English reader in his own language. As I have special reason for taking an interest in this first volume, and some notes of mine are actually appended to it, I may perhaps be allowed here to say a few words, not only for Dr. Busch, but for myself. It is very many years now since my attention was first devoted to the reign of Henry VII., and I collected in one of the earlier volumes of the Rolls Series of Chronicles certain Memorials of that reign, which I heartily wish had been edited with better knowledge and training on my part The contents of that volume, how ever, being original documents of the period, had a value independent of the editing and it was shortly afterwards followed up by two other volumes of papers relating to the same period In these three volumes I really exhausted all the more readable and significant of the then imprinted documents of the reign that were to be found in our English archives, either in the Record Office, the British Museum, or, so far as I knew, in other repositories at home. The extreme scantiness of this sort of material was the more to be regretted as the period was one in which there were no more monastic chronicles, and for anything like a full account of its history from a contemporary pen we were indebted only to the Italian, Polydore Vergil, who is the main source of the information given by Bacon, Hume, Lingard, and all our English historians in treating of Henry VII. s time. Since that day, however, the archives of Simancas and of Venice and Northern Italy have been explored by students employed by the British Government, and a flood of light has been thrown on many matters that were before obscure. Much occupied with other things, it was always a source of regret to me that I have never been able to follow up the advantages thus gained by a fuller and more systematic study both of the new evidences and of the old and even when Mr. John Morley did me the honour to ask me to contribute a volume on Henry VII. to his series of Twelve English Statesmen 1 although I felt unable to decline, I could not help feeling a slight misgiving about putting forth another imperfect study on a subject on which I had already written with inadequate information without being able even yet to do it serious justice. No one, however, had as yet popularized the new material, and it seemed right that the results of so much investigation should be combined and made more generally known. So I trust that my volume supplied a real want,...

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Once and Future King - 2826666354

52,57 zł

Once and Future King HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Voyager Classics - timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. A beautiful clothbound edition of The Once and Future King, White's masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend. T.H. White's masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic. Here all five volumes that make up the story are published together in a single volume, as White himself always wished. Here is King Arthur and his shining Camelot, beasts who talk and men who fly; knights, wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad; the masterpiece of fantasy by which all others are judged. The Once and Future King, The Witch in the Wood , The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn.

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Pochodne instrumenty kredytowe - Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias - 2837037748

51,27 zł

Pochodne instrumenty kredytowe - Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Książka, posiadająca istotne walory praktyczne, jest pierwszą pozycją polskiej autorki w tak kompleksowy sposób analizującą nie tylko istotę funkcjonowania kredytowych instrumentów pochodnych, ale również modele ich wyceny, doskonalenie których autorka słusznie uznaje za kluczowe dla rozwoju tego rynku. Niewątpliwą zaletą opracowania jest mnogość przykładów, przeprowadzających Czytelnika przez kolejne etapy szacowania wartości omawianych struktur i tworzących idealną bazę dla zrozumienia konstrukcji tych złożonych produktów. Prof. zw. dr hab. Janusz Soboń Publikacja stanowi cenne kompendium wiedzy zarówno dla praktyków rynku finansowego, jak i studentów oraz słuchaczy studiów podyplomowych i doktoranckich, jak również dla pracowników nauki zainteresowanych wdrażaniem metod kwantyfikacji ryzyka kredytowego w praktykę. Prof. nadzw. SGH dr hab. Paweł Niedziółka Nazwa - Pochodne instrumenty kredytowe Autor - Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - CeDeWu Kod ISBN - 9788375563733 Kod EAN - 9788375563733 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2011 Język - polski Format - 16.5x23.0cm Ilość stron - 280 Podatek VAT - 5%

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Stoned Again - 2844389224

93,93 zł

Stoned Again The Sager Group LLC

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"In Stoned Again, Mike Sager refers to himself as a "drugs correspondent," but that's legitimately humble smoke that belies what's really going on here. While there's plenty of weed, heroin, 'shrooms, and crack (not to mention plenty of Ricky James, bitch) in these pages, what is most evident on every page is the remarkable reporting, empathy, craftsmanship, and storytelling that have rightly placed Mike Sager among the journalistic legends of our time." --Maximillian Potter, author, Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine From the brutal days and nights of life inside a crack gang in Los Angeles, to the artistic miseries of young heroin addicts on the ultra-hip lower east side of New York; from the Sonoran desert where Carlos Castaneda made his earliest shamanic discoveries, to the cell at Folsom Prison where the author first encountered the King of Funk, Rick James, to the modest headquarters of the Church of Realized Fantasies, where the Pope of Pot presided over the first highly organized marijuana delivery service, Stoned Again: The High Times and Strange Life of a Drugs Reporter takes you to places you didn't necessarily want to go on your own. But with Sager as your guide, you can't wait to head to the next destination. Sager has been called "the Beat poet of American journalism, that rare reporter who can make literature out of shabby reality." Nowhere is that skill more in evidence than when he writes about the seamier sides of life. Kirkus Reviews called him "Virgil in the modern American inferno." "Mike Sager is a journalistic icon and a literary force. A whole generation of writers has been shaped and guided by his work. This is a seminal collection by a master of the form." --Wil S. Hylton, author, Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

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Macbeth the Graphic Novel - 2826777609

52,57 zł

Macbeth the Graphic Novel Classical Comics

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is William Shakespeare's full and unabridged play in comic book form. This full colour graphic novel presents "The Scottish Play" just as Shakespeare intended: in its original and unabridged format. Ideal for purists, students and readers who will appreciate the unaltered text. "Macbeth" is probably the most dramatic of Shakespeare's tragedies and this version will give you a brand new and totally fulfilling view of the sheer genius of Shakespeare's story telling. Witchcraft, superstition, murder - it's all here! Featuring stunning artwork, and full of action, atmosphere and intrigue from start to finish; this new treatment of The Bard's wonderful tragedy will have you on the edge of your seat. It's 11th century Scotland. Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, is one of King Duncan's greatest war captains. Upon returning from a battle with the rebellious Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches, who prophecy that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and then King. They also prophecy that Banquo will become the father of kings. When Lady Macbeth hears this, she is determined to push her husband to take fate into his own hands and make himself king by murdering Duncan. Macbeth is reluctant to harm Duncan. But, when the King makes arrangements to visit Macbeth's castle, the opportunity presents itself. Pressed on by his wife, Macbeth kills Duncan and blames the King's drunken attendants, who he also kills. However, Macbeth is racked with guilt and begins to see apparitions. When the body is discovered, Malcolm and Donalbain, the King's sons, are suspicious of Macbeth and flee for their lives. To everyone else, it looks as if the sons have been the chief conspirators and Macbeth is crowned King of Scotland. Banquo's suspicions grow, based on his encounter with the witches and Macbeth is wary of the second prophecy concerning Banquoa's offspring. Macbeth hires assassins to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Banquo is murdered that night, but Fleance escapes. The bloody ghost of Banquo appears to Macbeth at a feast, tormenting his already guilty conscience. In addition, Macduff, once a comrade of Macbeth, has fled after the King's sons to England, as he also suspects Macbeth. In revenge, Macbeth butchers Macduff's entire household. Macduff and the King's sons raise an army in England and march against Macbeth, who is given another prophecy by the witches, as he prepares for the assault. They tell him his throne is safe until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane and he will not die by the hand of any man born of a woman. Macbeth now feels invincible. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, has been slowly driven mad by her dreams, in the wake of Duncan's murder. She sleepwalks and eventually kills herself. Macbeth learns that many of his lords are deserting and joining Malcolm's army, which approaches Dunsinane under cover of boughs, which they've cut from the trees of Birnam Wood. Macbeth and Macduff eventually meet on the bloody battlefield. Macbeth laughs derisively, relating the witches' prophecy. But Macduff retorts that he was from his mother's womb untimely ripp'd and not (technically) of woman born. The play ends with the death of Macbeth and Malcolm is crowned King of Scotland.

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1001 koktajli. - Praca zbiorowa - 2844745894

26,17 zł

1001 koktajli. - Praca zbiorowa

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Książka przedstawia wyczerpujący zbiór 1001 przepisów na modne klasyczne i współczesne koktajle, wraz z ich ciekawymi wariantami. Znajdziesz tu koktajle na każdą okazję, a dzięki naszym radom bez trudu przygotujesz wyszukanego drinka na imprezę lub prosty, zdrowy napój, który ugasi pragnienie całej rodziny w upalny dzień. W kolekcji opatrzonej wspaniałymi zdjęciami prezentujemy niemal wszystkie rodzaje koktajli: od klasycznych drinków i nowoczesnych martini, poprzez chłodne, orzeźwiające collinsy i julepy, aż po podawane do kolacji wyborne frappe i kawowe likiery z puszystą pianką. W zimowe wieczory warto też skusić się na szklaneczkę ponczu lub przepysznego grzańca. Bardziej wymagającym możesz przygotować najmodniejsze pousse-cafe i krótkie drinki o oszałamiających barwach, dzieciom zasmakuje natomiast jeden z wielu napojów bezalkoholowych, przyrządzanych na bazie owoców. Pięknie wydanie "1001 koktajli" zawiera przydatne wskazówki dotyczące przyrządzania różnych napojów, a także odsłania niezwykłe sztuczki zawodowych barmanów. Dzięki nim odkryjesz nowe, nieskończone możliwości łączenia smaków i być może stworzysz własny, niepowtarzalny koktajl, którym zachwycisz znajomych i domowników. Nazwa - 1001 koktajli. Autor - Praca zbiorowa Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Olesiejuk Kod ISBN - 9788377708682 Kod EAN - 9788377708682 Rok wydania - 2011 Format - 21,5x27 Ilość stron - 384 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2012-01-11

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Little Lady of the Big House - 2826704454

78,22 zł

Little Lady of the Big House 1st World Library

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

He awoke in the dark. His awakening was simple, easy, without movement save for the eyes that opened and made him aware of darkness. Unlike most, who must feel and grope and listen to, and contact with, the world about them, he knew himself on the moment of awakening, instantly identifying himself in time and place and personality. After the lapsed hours of sleep he took up, without effort, the interrupted tale of his days. He knew himself to be Dick Forrest, the master of broad acres, who had fallen asleep hours before after drowsily putting a match between the pages of "Road Town" and pressing off the electric reading lamp. Near at hand there was the ripple and gurgle of some sleepy fountain. From far off, so faint and far that only a keen ear could catch, he heard a sound that made him smile with pleasure. He knew it for the distant, throaty bawl of King Polo-King Polo, his champion Short Horn bull, thrice Grand Champion also of all bulls at Sacramento at the California State Fairs. The smile was slow in easing from Dick Forrest's face, for he dwelt a moment on the new triumphs he had destined that year for King Polo on the Eastern livestock circuits.

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Blood Doctor - 2212839586

32,40 zł

Blood Doctor Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Blood. That

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Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations - 2826690652

35,74 zł

Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations DOVER PUBLICATIONS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

List of Plates LITTLE BROTHER AND LITTLE SISTER AND OTHER TALES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM 1 "She took off her golden garter and put it round the roe-buck's neck ("Little Brother and Little Sister")" 2 "The end of his beard was caught in a crack in the tree ("Snow-White and Rose-Red)" 3 "The third time she wore the star-dress which sparkled at every step ("The True Sweetheart")" 4 "Suddenly the branches twined round her and turned into two arms ("The Old Woman in the Wood")" 5 "He played until the room was entirely full of gnomes ("The Gnomes")" 6 "What did she find there but real ripe strawberries ("The Three Little Men in the Wood")" 7 "The waiting maid sprang down first and Maid Maleen followed ("Maid Maleen")" 8 "She begged quite prettily to be allowed to spend the night there ("The Hut in the Forest")" SNOWDROP AND OTHER TALES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM 9 "The Dwarfs, when they came in the evening, found Snowdrop lying on the ground ("Snowdrop")" 10 "The King could not contain himslef for joy ("Briar Rose")" 11 "The young Prince said, "I am not afraid; I am determined to go and look upon the lovely Briar Rose" ("Briar Rose")" 12 "Ashenputtel goes to the ball ("Ashenputtel")" 13 "The fishes, in their joy, stretched up their head above the water, and promised to reward him ("The White Snake")" 14 "So the four brothers took their sticks in their hands, bade their father good-bye, and passed out of the town gate ("The Four Clever Brothers")" 15 "The King's only daughter had been carried off by a dragon ("The Four Clever Brothers")" 16 "She went away accompanied by the lions ("The Lady and the Lion")" 17 "Alas! Dear Falada, there thou hangest ("The Goosegirl")" 18 "Bow, blow, little breeze, And Conrad's hat seize ("The Goosegirl")" 19 "Good Dwarf, can you not tell me where my brothers are? ("The Water of Life")" 20 "The son made a circle, and his father and he took their places within it, and the little black Manniken appeared ("The King of the Golden Mountain")" 21 "But they said one after another: "Halloa! Who has been eating off my plate? Who has been drinking out of my cup?" ("The Seven Ravens")" 22 "The beggar took her by the hand and led her away ("King Thrushbeard")" HANSEL AND GRETHEL AND OTHER TALES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM 23 "All at once the door opened and an old, old woman, supporting herself on a crutch, came hobbling out ("Hansel and Grethel")" 24 "Hansel put out a knuckle-bone, and the old woman, whose eyes were dim, could not see it, and thought it was his finger, and she was much astonished that he did not get fat ("Hansel and Grethel")" 25 "Once there was a poor old woman who lived in a village ("The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean") " 26 "So she seized him with two fingers, and carried him upstairs ("The Frog Prince")" 27 "The cat stole away behind the city walls to the church ("The Cat and Mouse in Partnership")" 28 "The witch climbed up ("Rapunzel")" 29 "When she got to the wood, she met a wolf ("Red Riding Hood")" 30 "O Grandmother, what big ears you have got" she said ("Red Riding Hood")" 31 "The old man had to sit by himself, and ate his food from a wooden bowl ("The Old Man and His Grandson")" THE ALLIES' FAIRY BOOK 32 "In a twinkling the giant put each garden, and orchard, and castle in the bundle as they were before ("The Battle of the Birds")" 33 "If thou wilt give me this pretty little one," says the king's son. "I will take thee at they word" ('"The Battle of the Birds")" 34 "Now, Guleesh, what good will she be to you when she'll be dumb? It's time for us to go-but you'll remember us, Guleesh")" 35 "The sleeping Princess ("The Sleeping Beauty")" 36 "So valiantly did they grapple with him that they bore him to the ground and slew him ("Cesarino and the Dragon")" 37 "The birds showed the young man the white dove's nest ("What Came of Picking Flowers")" 38 "Art thou warm, maiden? Art thou warm, pretty one? Art thou warm, my darling?" ("Frost")" 39 "Nine peahens flew towards the tree, and eight of them settled on its branches, but the ninth alighted near him and turned instantly into a beautiful girl ("The Golden Apple-Tree and the Nine Peahens")" 40 "The dragon flew out and caught the queen on the road and carried her away ("The Golden Apple Tree and the Nine Peahens")" ENGLISH FAIRY TALES 41 "Mr. And Mrs. Vinegar at home ("Mr. And Mrs. Vinegar")" 42 "Somebody has been at my porriedge, and has eaten it all up!" ("The Story of the Three Bears")" 43 "The giant Cormoran was the terror of all the country-side ("Jack the Giant-Killer")" 44 "Tree of mine! O tree of mine! Have you seen my naughty little maid?" ("The Two Sisters")" 45 "Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman" ("Jack and the Beanstalk")" 46 "She went along, and went along, and went along ("Catskin")" 47 "They thanked her and said good-bye, and she went on her journey ("The Three Heads of the Well")" 48 "Many's the beating he had from the broomstick or the ladle ("Dick Whittington and his Cat")" 49 "When Puss saw the rats and mice she didn't want to be told ("Dick Whittington and his Cat")" 50 "She sat down and plaited herself an overall of rushes and a cap to match ("Caporushes")" IRISH FAIRY TALES 51 "In a forked glen into which he slipped at night-fall he was surrounded by giant toads ("Becuma of the White Skin")" 52 "My life became a ceaseless scurry and wound and escape, a burden and anguish of watchfullness" ("The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill")" 53 "She looked angry woe at the straining and snarling horde below ("The Wooing of Becfola")" Headpiece [on title page] By day she made herself into a cat . . . Tailpiece [following Plate 53] . . . or a screech owl

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Richard the Lionheart - 2826824515

208,53 zł

Richard the Lionheart EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Richard I, the Lionheart, remains forever (and perhaps wrongly) the mythical king of England who preferred to wage war than to rule over his empire. The familiar epithet conveys all the principal features of his indomitable character: courage, valour, prowess, the pursuit of glory, the thirst for fame, generosity in war and peace, a sense of honour combined with a sort of haughty dignity made up of both arrogance and pride. In this book Jean Flori examines both Richard's role as prince and king in history and also analyses the different and sometimes controversial elements which, for the chroniclers of his day, helped to make Richard a true model of chivalry. Among the questions addressed are: What influences formed his character and determined his behaviour, real or assumed? Why did the image of Richard as a king who was also a knight so quickly and so soon supplant all others, creating a quasi-definitive point of reference? Why did Richard deliberately, it would appear, choose to present himself in this chivalric guise and disseminate this image of himself by what we would today call a 'media campaign', using all the methods then at his disposal, limited perhaps but by no means ineffective? Last but not least, what is the historical and ideological significance of the choice and, even more, success of this image, which has been adopted by history and disseminated by legend, an image based on historical accounts and documents in which history and legend are sometimes inextricably interwoven? Jean Flori's Richard Coeur de Lion was written to mark the eighth centenary of the death of the "knightly king". The book is a tour de force that provides the reader with a reappraisal of Richard's life as well as a study of the myth and reality of Richard's image as the personification of medieval chivalry. The first part of the book takes a straightforward chronological approach to Richard's life, from his birth in 1157, through conflict with his father, Henry II, and his brothers, to his coronation and his years of crusading and fighting the French; culminating in his death in battle in 1199. The second part analyses Richard's image in relation to medieval chivalry.

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Graham Johnson - Hack - 2834156842

42,47 zł

Graham Johnson - Hack Simon & Schuster

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Graham Johnson was a fresh-faced journalist with an ambition to break the big news stories and make his name as a star reporter when an offer came in to work at a leading tabloid...he couldn't say no. Instantly, he found himself drawn into a world of sleaze, spin and corruption - where bending the law was justifiable in the hunt for the big-selling story and bending the truth was the norm. Against his better judgement, Graham found his niche in this new world and, what's more, he found that he was good at it. In his time at first the News of the World then the Sunday Mirror, he made a name for himself as a man who could deliver the story, no matter what - a kind of tabloid terrorist who rifled through celebrity's rubbish bins, staked out politicians' hotel rooms, and paid-up page three girls to seduce Premiership footballers, all in the name of scoring a front-page story. Hack is a compelling and intoxicating story of one man's time in the tabloid jungle - a world that in its heady mix of sex, drugs and casual immorality is reminiscent of the City - and how he ultimately saved himself.

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Richard the Lionheart - 2826842539

269,27 zł

Richard the Lionheart Praeger Publishers Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Richard I, the Lionheart, remains forever (and perhaps wrongly) the mythical king of England who preferred to wage war than to rule over his empire. The familiar epithet conveys all the principal features of his indomitable character: courage, valor, prowess, the pursuit of glory, the thirst for fame, generosity in war and peace, a sense of honor combined with a sort of haughty dignity made up of both arrogance and pride. In this book, Jean Flori examines both Richard's role as prince and king in history, and also analyses the different and sometimes controversial elements which, for the chroniclers of his day, helped to make Richard a true model of chivalry. Among the questions addressed are: What influences formed his character and determined his behavior, real or assumed? Why did the image of Richard as a king who was also a knight so quickly and so soon supplant all others, creating a quasi-definitive point of reference? Why did Richard deliberately, it would appear, choose to present himself in this chivalric guise and disseminate this image of himself by what we would today call a media campaign, using all the methods then at his disposal, limited perhaps but by no means ineffective? Last but not least, what is the historical and ideological significance of the choice and, even more, success of this image, which has been adopted by history and disseminated by legend, an image based on historical accounts and documents in which history and legend are sometimes inextricably interwoven? The first part of the book takes a straightforward chronological approach to Richard's life, from his birth in 1157, through conflict with his father, Henry II, and his brothers, to his coronation and his years of crusading and fighting the French; culminating in his death in battle in 1199. The second part analyses Richard's image in relation to medieval chivalry.

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