The Ghost War
Author: Alex Berenson
Another thrilling adventure featuring John Wells, the deep cover CIA operative from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Faithful Spy and The Deceivers John Wells barely survived his homecoming when it was thought he’d become too close to the terrorists. Though his wounds have healed, his mind is far from clear. He needs to get back in the fight. And there is a fight waiting for him. A power play in China is causing chaos around the globe. And even as Wells does what he does best, a mole within the CIA is preparing to light the final fuse that will propel an unsuspecting world toward open war and annihilation. And this time, there may be nothing John Wells can do to stop it...
In the last five years, Simon's Cat has become a national treasure and a global phenomenon. Star of over twenty-five films, which have been watched over 350 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon's Cat has captured the hearts of a global audience. In this ebook edition author, animator and illustrator Simon Tofield brings together the best cartoons from the first three bestselling books, with exclusive new material and a unique 'How to Draw' section. This really is The Bumper Book of Simon's Cat.
Traces the life story of the best-selling cookbook author from her childhood in a quiet Adriatic Sea fishing town and her family's struggles through World War II to her marriage and her work as a cooking instructor. First serial, Gourmet. 125,000 first printing.
After meeting under an apple tree, two young pigs--Rosalie who dreams of love and Truffle who dreams of luck--believe that their wishes have come true, until their friends offer them some questionable advice about relationships.
The Galoshes of Fortune
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: eKitap Projesi via PublishDrive
I t was in Copenhagen, in one of the houses on East Street, not far from King's Newmarket, that someone was giving a large party. For one must give a party once in a while, if one expects to be invited in return. Half of the guests were already at the card tables, and the rest were waiting to see what would come of their hostess's query: "What can we think up now?" Up to this point, their conversation had gotten along as best it might. Among other things, they had spoken of the Middle Ages. Some held that it was a time far better than our own. Indeed Councilor of Justice Knap defended this opinion with such spirit that his hostess sided with him at once, and both of them loudly took exception to Oersted's article in the Almanac, which contrasted old times and new, and which favored our own period. The Councilor of Justice, however, held that the time of King Hans, about 1500 A.D., was the noblest and happiest age. While the conversation ran pro and con, interrupted only for a moment by the arrival of a newspaper, in which there was nothing worth reading, let us adjourn to the cloak room, where all the wraps, canes, umbrellas, and galoshes were collected together. Here sat two maids, a young one and an old one. You might have thought they had come in attendance upon some spinster or widow, and were waiting to see their mistress home. However, a closer inspection would reveal that these were no ordinary serving women. Their hands were too well kept for that, their bearing and movements too graceful, and their clothes had a certain daring cut. They were two fairies. The younger one, though not Dame Fortune herself, was an assistant to one of her ladies in waiting, and was used to deliver the more trifling gifts of Fortune. The older one looked quite grave. She was Dame Care, who always goes in her own sublime person to see to her errands herself, for then she knows that they are well done. They were telling each other about where they had been that day. The assistant of Fortune had only attended to a few minor affairs, she said, such as saving a new bonnet from the rain, getting a civil greeting for an honest man from an exalted nincompoop, and such like matters. But her remaining errand was an extraordinary one.
Author: Luis Royo
This new book by Luis Royo promises to be his best yet, focusing on exotic fantasy body art and piercing as only Royo can create.
Author: Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ulrike Demmer, Felix Hoffmann
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
The nature of Anja Niedringhaus' work means taking photographs under extreme conditions. She deliberately seeks out these kinds of extreme experiences because they bring her closer to her subjects and herself. This experience is often lost to the normal observer, for whom the context tends to undermine the drama. Her works focus on people: soldiers, weary and traumatized civilians, prisoners of war. Her photographs show faces marked by exhaustion, desperation, and tension-yet again and again, they reveal brief, unexpected moments of laughter, lightheartedness, and joy amid the suffering. The photographer approaches her subjects with curiosity and understanding, never compromising their dignity.
The Magna Man
Author: Frank Stronach
Publisher: Harper Collins
Frank Stronach came to Canada from Austria with a few dollars in his pocket, a lot of hustle and a hunger to succeed. In a few short years, the young Stronach went from washing dishes to starting up his own tool and die shop in a rented garage, working long hours and sleeping on a fold-up bed next to his machines. He would build that small shop into Magna International Inc., one of the biggest auto parts manufacturers in the world, with more than 118,000 employees in twenty-nine countries. For the first time, and in his own words, Canada’s greatest industrialist tells the remarkable story of how he overcame hardship and heartache to climb to the top of a fiercely competitive industry. Along the way, he shares the blueprint for his company’s spectacular success: a unique business philosophy he created called Fair Enterprise. This can’t- fail formula has fuelled the company’s unstoppable growth and allowed Magna to share billions of dollars in profit with employees, managers, shareholders and society. An inspirational story of business triumph and innovation, The Magna Man is also an invaluable guide for anyone eager to start a business acquire the skills of a highly effective leader or make a difference in the world.
Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc., Scott Beatty
Publisher: Dk Pub
Young comic fans can now learn everything there is to know about Marvel's very first superhero team, the Avengers, in a book that is filled with comic book art and stories about the squad that includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hawkeye.
In the last seven years, Simon's Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of thirty-nine films, which have been watched over 600 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon's Cat has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience. In this brand new book we see Simon's Cat face any feline's most dreaded scenario - he's off to the vet. And he's not at all happy about it. Sharing its theme with the first ever full colour Simon's Cat feature animation, funded by a record-breaking IndieGoGo campaign, Simon's Cat: Off to the Vet is packed with over 240 pages of hilarious new gags featuring our favourite furry friend and his companions - both old and new.
Author: Anselm Franke, Hila Peleg
Ape Culture traces the long cultural and scientific obsession with humanity's closest relatives. In the Western historical representations of modernity, depictions of apes were traditionally used to show the absence of culture. Standing as a liminal figure separating humans and animals, the ape has, since ancient times, played a central role in the narrative of civilisational progress. This book, which appears in conjunction with the exhibition of the same nameseeks, however, to go beyond the mere examination of apes as signifiers of difference. The juxtaposition of artworks with documents taken from popular culture and the history of primatology gives the reader an insight into what the science historian Donna Haraway has termed the primate order -- a hall of mirrors reflecting the scientific and cultural projections that turned the ape from an instrument of humanity's self-definition into an integral element in testing out the possibility of reconstructing human nature. Ape Culture will be shown at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt from 30 April to 6 July 2015.
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
A missing bronze holds the key to a decades-old murder. To prove her innocence, Hailey Roarke will have to partner up with the sexy homicide detective who has the power to steal more than her freedom—if she's not careful, he may just steal her heart...
Author: Gary R. Reinl
Contemporary engagements with documentary are multifaceted and complex, reaching across disciplines to explore the intersections of politics and aesthetics, representation and reality, truth and illusion. Discarding the old notions of "fly on the wall" immediacy or quasi-scientific aspirations to objectivity, critics now understand documentary not as the neutral picturing of reality but as a way of coming to terms with reality through images and narrative. This book collects writings by artists, filmmakers, art historians, poets, literary critics, anthropologists, theorists, and others, to investigate one of the most vital areas of cultural practice: documentary. Their investigations take many forms -- essays, personal memoirs, interviews, poetry. Contemporary art turned away from the medium and toward the world, using photography and the moving image to take up global perspectives. Documentary filmmakers, meanwhile, began to work in the gallery context. The contributors consider the hybridization of art and film, and the "documentary turn" of contemporary art. They discuss digital technology and the "crisis of faith" caused by manipulation and generation of images, and the fading of the progressive social mandate that has historically characterized documentary. They consider invisible data and visible evidence; problems of archiving; and surveillance and biometric control, forms of documentation that call for "informatic opacity" as a means of evasion. ContributorsAriella Azoulay, Zach Blas, Christa BluÌ^mlinger, Stella Bruzzi, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Kris Fallon, Evgenia Giannouri, Ben Lerner, SylveÌre Lotringer, Antonia Majaca, Sohrab Mohebbi, Volker Pantenburg, Veìreìna Paravel, Christopher Pinney, Ben Rivers, and Eyal Sivan Copublished with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin