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Winter
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0008373876
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  • Genre : Books
  • Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars. Winter takes us into a large and complex family drama, into the lives of two German brothers - both born close upon the turn of the century, both so caught up in the currents of history that their story is one with the story of their country, from the Kaiser's heyday through Hitler's rise and fall. A novel that rings powerfully true, a rich and remarkable portrait of Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. In his portrait of a Berlin family during the turbulent years of the first half of the century, Len Deighton has created a compelling study of the rise of Nazi Germany. With its meticulous research, rich detail and brilliantly drawn cast of characters, Winter is a superbly realized achievement.

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    Winter
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0241505550
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  • Genre : Berlin (Germany)
  • 'A monumental work ... brilliantly executed' Daily Telegraph 'The pace and tension leave one almost breathless. A frightening yet compelling novel' Sunday Telegraph Peter and Paul, the two sons of German businessman Harald Winter, are bonded together by a childhood trauma. But as they grow up the brothers also grow apart. When the shadow of the Third Reich falls they become divided by war and their differing ideals - only to meet again years later at the Nuremberg trials. An epic prelude to the Bernard Samson Game, Set and Match trilogy, Winter is a rich, tragic portrait of the fortunes of a family, and a nation, over half a century.

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    Winter: A Berlin Family, 1899–1945
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9780007387212
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars.

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    Goodbye Mickey Mouse
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 9780007347735
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Goodbye Mickey Mouse Len Deighton has written his best novel yet: a brilliant, multi-dimensional picture of what it is to be at war... and what it was to be in love in the England of 1944.

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    Deep Water Passage
  • Author : Ann Linnea
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780671002824
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The first woman to circumnavigate Lake Superior by kayak retraces her sixty-five day journey through raging storms and freezing cold into the light of spiritual fulfillment

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    The Ipcress File
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780007343027
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Len Deighton’s classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy – later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine.

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    Yesterday’s Spy
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780007458417
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sinister rumours link clandestine Arab arms dealing with the man who led the old anti-Nazi Guernica network. Time to reopen the master file on yesterday’s spy...

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    London Match
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9780007387205
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.

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    Spy Sinker
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780141996066
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Dazzling ingenuity and cleverness' Independent 'Chilling ... the writing is crisp and brutal' Daily Telegraph Of all the mysteries Bernard Samson has encountered, the greatest is his wife Fiona. Dedicated agent of the Service and a woman of secrets, she will risk everything to play the long game. As the truth about the decision that shattered their marriage is gradually revealed, the web of deception that has snared Bernard for ten years begins to unravel. In the gripping, tragic finale of the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy, everything we thought we knew is brought into question. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

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    More Lives than One: A Biography of Hans Fallada
  • Author : Jenny Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780241952689
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Hans Fallada was a drug addict, womanizer, alcoholic, jailbird and thief. Yet he was also one of the most extraordinary storytellers of the twentieth century, whose novels, including Alone in Berlin, portrayed ordinary people in terrible times with a powerful humanity. This acclaimed biography, newly revised and completely updated, tells the remarkable story of Hans Fallada, whose real name was Rudolf Ditzen. Jenny Williams chronicles his turbulent life as a writer, husband and father, shadowed by mental torment and long periods in psychiatric care. She shows how Ditzen's decision to remain in Nazi Germany in 1939 led to his self-destruction, but also made him a unique witness to his country's turmoil. More Lives Than One unpicks the contradictory, flawed and fascinating life of a writer who saw the worst of humanity, yet maintained his belief in the decency of the 'little man'.

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    Berlin Now
  • Author : Peter Schneider
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780374254841
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • An intellectual tour of present-day Berlin explores its vibrant, heterogeneous culture and includes coverage of its thriving artistic communities, rapidly evolving metropolis and disparate Eastern and Western views on work, food and love. By the author of The Wall Jumper. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

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    Spy Hook
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 024150547X
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : British
  • Spy Bernard Samson is forced on the run from his own government in this nail-biting first instalment of the Hook, Line and Sinker series Millions of pounds have gone missing, and the Department have sent agent Bernard Samson to Washington to track them down. But this mission is just the start of something far deeper and darker. It will take him from the English suburbs to Berlin, the South of France to Los Angeles and the heart of a maelstrom. In the first part of the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy, friends become enemies, pursuer becomes victim and no one - not even Bernard himself - is above suspicion. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

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    The Parsifal Mosaic
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 722
  • ISBN : 9780345539229
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There’s nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Then, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. Racing around the globe in search of his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is now marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist: Parsifal. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Parsifal Mosaic “[Robert] Ludlum’s narrative imagination is a force of nature.”—The New York Times “As fast-paced and absorbing as any he’s written.”—Newsday “The suspense never lets up.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A crackling good yarn.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

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    Physics and National Socialism
  • Author : Klaus Hentschel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 615
  • ISBN : 9783034802031
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  • Genre : Mathematics
  • 1 Aim and General Description of the Anthology The purpose of this anthology is to introduce the English speaking public to the wide spectrum of texts authored predominently by physicists portraying the ac tual and perceived role of physics in the Nazi state. Up to now no broad and well balanced documentation of German physics during this time has been available in English, despite the significant role physics has played both politically (e. g. , in weaponry planning) and ideologically (e. g. , in the controversy over the value of theoretical ('Jewish') vs. experimental ('Aryan') physics), and even though prominent figures like the scientist-philosopher and emigre Albert Einstein and the controversial nuclear physicist Werner Heisenberg have become household names. This anthology will attempt to bridge this gap by presenting contempo rary documents and eye-witness accounts by the physicists themselves. Authors were chosen to represent the various political opinions and specialties within the physics community, omitting some of the more readily accessible texts by leading physicists (e. g. , Einstein, Heisenberg, Lenard) in favor of those by less well-known but nonetheless important figures (e. g. , Finkelnburg, Max Wien, Ramsauer). In this way we hope not only to circumvent the constricted 'Great Men' approach to history but also to offer a broader picture of the activities and conflicts within the field and the effects of the political forces exerted upon them.

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    Mexico Set
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780141996028
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Deighton is a marvel ... a tale told by an author at the height of his power' Chicago Tribune World-weary agent Bernard Samson is losing control of his personal and professional life. Sent to Mexico to aid the defection of a KGB agent to the West, he has a chance to prove his worth. Instead he is torn between conflicting loyalties, and lost in a maze of double-dealing and duplicity. The second novel in the Game, Set and Match trilogy is a gripping portrayal of a man who can trust no one, not even those closest to him. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

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    The End and the Beginning
  • Author : Hermynia Zur Mühlen
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781906924270
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively personal memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious, high-spirited young woman's struggle to achieve independence. Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Muhlen spent much of her childhood travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband's estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. Besides translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children's fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951. This revised and corrected translation of Zur Muhlen's memoir - with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman - will appeal especially to readers interested in women's history, the Central European aristocratic world that came to an end with the First World War, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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    The Anatomy of Fascism
  • Author : Robert O. Paxton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9780307428127
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Political Science
  • What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth-century European setting in which it emerged. "A deeply intelligent and very readable book. . . . Historical analysis at its best." –The Economist The Anatomy of Fascism will have a lasting impact on our understanding of modern European history, just as Paxton’s classic Vichy France redefined our vision of World War II. Based on a lifetime of research, this compelling and important book transforms our knowledge of fascism–“the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain.”

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    Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Author : Corcoran Gallery of Art,Sarah Cash,Emily Dana Shapiro,Lisa Maria Strong,Jennifer Carson
  • Publisher : Hudson Hills Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1555953611
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  • Genre : Art
  • This authoritative catalogue of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's renowned collection of pre-1945 American paintings will greatly enhance scholarly and public understanding of one of the finest and most important collections of historic American art in the world. Composed of more than 600 objects dating from 1740 to 1945.

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    Spy Line
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 9780007395378
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The long-awaited reissue of the second part of the classic spy trilogy, HOOK, LINE and SINKER, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.

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    Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill
  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781588363848
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.

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    Berlin Game
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0241505143
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Intelligence service
  • Read and download full book Berlin Game

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    The Rough Guide to Berlin
  • Author : Rough Guides
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN : 9780241307779
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Taking you to the historic city of Berlin, to hikes outside the city, and to every museum in town, this updated guide is the ideal companion whether you're on a city break, beach vacation, or road trip. The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving Berlin's roads, visiting the Berlin Wall's remains, and shopping for beer and sausage. You'll find special coverage of German history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area of the city. The Rough Guide to Berlin also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Berlin.

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    A History of World Egyptology
  • Author : Andrew Bednarski,Aidan Dodson,Salima Ikram
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781108916066
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A History of Egyptology is a ground-breaking reference work that traces the study of ancient Egypt. Spanning 150 years and global in purview, it enlarges our understanding of how and why people have looked, and continue to look, into humankind's distant past through the lens of the enduring allure of ancient Egypt. Written by an international team of scholars, the volume investigates how territories around the world have engaged with and have been inspired by Egyptology, and how that engagement has evolved over time. Each chapter presents a specific territory from an institutional and national perspective, while examining a range of transnational links as well. The volume thus touches on multiple strands of scholarship, embracing not only Egyptology, but also social history, the history of science and reception studies. It will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike.

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    Violence in Defeat
  • Author : Bastiaan Willems
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9781108479721
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  • Genre : History
  • Explores how the Wehrmacht's defensive conduct contributed to the radicalisation of behavioural patterns in Germany during the war's final months.

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    Literary Skinheads?
  • Author : Jay Rosellini
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : UVA:X004527815
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • These two phenomena can be seen as manifestations of a general malaise, a disorientation that may last for quite some time, and Jay Rosellini approaches his subject with the belief that it would be irresponsible to ignore these disquieting trends." "This account is recommended for the general reader interested in international issues as well as for students and scholars of German, intellectual history, political science, and comparative sociology."--BOOK JACKET.

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    The Rough Guide to Berlin
  • Author : Christian Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN : 9781405388412
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  • Genre : Travel
  • The fully updated ninth edition of the Rough Guide to Berlin is the definitive guide to this extraordinary city with its fascinating historical sites, world-class museums, cutting edge galleries and architecture and pulsating nightlife. The introduction allows you to chose where to go and what to see, inspired by dozens of photos. Read expert background on everything from the enduring Reichstag, to eastern Berlins' cultural scene and find comprehensive information on Berlin's history, politics, and traditions. Navigation through the book and on the ground is aided by the clearest maps of any guide. You'll also find practical advice on a greatly expanded selection of day-trips from the city into Brandenburg: including Potsdam and Park Sanssouci, Sachsenhausen and the Spreewald. With critical listings of the best places to eat, drink, sleep and party for all budgets, this guide gets under the skin of this dynamic city.

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    Charity
  • Author : Len Deighton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9780007395804
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bernard Samson returns to Berlin in the final novel in the classic spy trilogy, FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY

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    The Perils of Peace
  • Author : Jessica Reinisch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780199660797
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  • Genre : History
  • An archive-based study examining how the four Allies - Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union - prepared for and conducted their occupation of Germany after its defeat in 1945. Uses the case of public health to shed light on the complexities of the immediate post-war period.

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    Mnemosyne and Mars
  • Author : Manuel Bragança,Dominique Jeannerod,Peter Tame
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9781443855860
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This volume will be of interest to everyone seeking to understand the relationship between war as an historical narrative and its representation in the arts and in culture, notably in literature, film, theatre and music. More specifically, it will be of the greatest interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and academics in a wide range of disciplines, including literary studies, film and drama studies, music, and history. The Introduction, by Jay Winter, sets the context, particularly with reference to the First World War, while the Conclusion summarises the significance of the research undertaken and its value for future research. This book will also have an impact on writers, publishers and organizers of exhibitions, museums, memorial sites and monuments whose influence in the field of war and memory has been increasing steadily in recent years. The imminent celebrations and commemorations pertaining to the Great War, beginning in 2014, together with the imminence of the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2015, will provide additional stimuli to public attention in this area over the next few years.

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    Anderson’s Travel Companion
  • Author : Compiled by Sarah Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9781351958394
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.

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    Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction
  • Author : Alan Burton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 9781442255876
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television. The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.

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    Records of the United States Nuernberg War Crimes Trials Interrogations, 1946-1949
  • Author : United States. National Archives and Records Service
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008576665
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  • Genre : Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949
  • Read and download full book Records of the United States Nuernberg War Crimes Trials Interrogations, 1946-1949

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    The Overstory: A Novel
  • Author : Richard Powers
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780393635539
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 "The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." —Ann Patchett The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

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    A Dictionary of Writers and their Works
  • Author : Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780192518507
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

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    The Art of Indirection in British Espionage Fiction
  • Author : Robert Lance Snyder
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780786487134
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • In contrast to the classical detective story, the spy novel tends to be considered a suspect, somewhat subversive genre. While previous studies have focused on its historical, thematic, and ideological dimensions, this critical work examines British espionage fiction’s unique narrative form, which is typically elliptical, oblique, and recursive. Featured works include eighteen novels by Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Len Deighton, John le Carré, Stella Rimington, and Charles Cumming, most of which exemplify the existential or serious spy thriller. Half of these texts pertain to the Cold War era and the other half to its aftermath in the so-called “Age of Terrorism.”

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    Queer Science
  • Author : Simon LeVay
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9780262121996
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Argues scientific research shows homosexuality is not merely a set of behaviors anyone might show, but that homosexuals are a distinct group of people, and discusses the social implications

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    Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice
  • Author : Arie Wallert
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780892363223
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Art
  • Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

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    The Perfect Nazi
  • Author : Martin Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101513521
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • What if you found out that your grandfather had been a Nazi SS officer? This is the confession that Martin Davidson received from his mother upon the death of demanding, magnetic grandfather Bruno Langbehn. The Perfect Nazi is Davidson's exploration of his family's darkest secret. As Davidson dove into his research, drawing on an astonishing cache of personal documents as well as eyewitness accounts of this historical period, he learned that Bruno's story moved lock-step in time with the rise and fall of the Nazi party: from his upbringing in a fiercely military environment amid the aftermath of World War I, to his joining the Nazi party in 1926 at the age of nineteen, more than six years before Hitler came to power, to his postwar involvement with the Werewolves, the gang of SS stalwarts who vowed to keep on after the defeat of Nazism. Davidson realized that his grandfather was in many ways the "perfect Nazi," his individual experiences emblematic of the generation of Germans who would plunge the world into such darkness. But he also realized that every fact he uncovered was a terrible truth he himself would have to come to terms with...

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    Beyond Bond
  • Author : Wesley Alan Britton
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0275985563
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.