This is a reissue of a modern classic. This book catapulted Norman Mailer to fame on its first publication in 1948. ´The best war novel to come out of the United States.´ - ´´The Times´´. This is Norman Mailer´s first novel. It is the book that catapulted him to instant fame. A modern classic, on every American Literature student´s reading list. Based on Mailer´s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, ´´The Naked and the Dead´´ is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.
At last! The eagerly anticipated revised edition of the photographer´s ´´business bible´´ is here, fully updated with the last word on key business practices, industry standards, and resources. Up-to-the-minute coverage now includes digital asset management; metadata standards; the role of Internet, FTP, and e-mail technologies; the impact of media consolidation on assignment and stock photography; and much more. This indispensable guide covers the full range of business and legal questions that photographers might have, with comprehensive advice from the ASMP, the foremost authority in the field. In eleven in-depth chapters, more than two dozen industry experts explore pricing and negotiating, ethics, rights in traditional and electronic media, publishing, and much more. Business and legal forms, checklists, and an extensive cross-media bibliography make this the one reference book that deserves a place on every successful photographer´s bookshelf.
A humorous and fast-paced debut novel, it follows a Chinese American family who lose everything, only to find themselves. ´...A sassy, riches to rags story that skewers contemporary America in the most entertaining way´ ´´Daily Mail´´
?The finest American author of his generation.? ?Sunday Mail ?Viewed as an indictment of journalism or the law?take your pick?The Penitent is timely and exciting and, in the best of ways, awfully depressing.? ?NBC New York ?David Mamet is an American theater icon for good reason. He writes plays with nuance and depth that require the audience to really listen and think. About subjects that will stick to your ribs and keep your mind and your guts churning long after you leave the theater. The Penitent is no exception.? ?Front Row Center In David Mamet?s searing new drama, Charles, a psychiatrist, is thrown into a firestorm of controversy when he refuses to testify on behalf of a gay client accused of killing ten people. He claims his refusal is a principled defense of the Hippocratic oath, enshrining the confidentiality of the doctor-client relationship. The client?s defense claims it is bigotry. As Charles is subjected to a Job-like barrage of misfortune, The Penitent asks the question: What is the cost of standing up for what you believe? David Mamet is a playwright, essayist and screenwriter who directs for both the stage and film. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross. His other plays include American Buffalo, The Anarchist, Race, Speed-the-Plow, Oleanna and China Doll, among many others.
Romania during World War I faced a unique situation. Although ruled by a German king, it had strong cultural and historical ties to France and the West. The young nation also had territorial ambitions that it hoped to satisfy. As a result, the country maintained a cautious neutrality in the early years of the war before ultimately deciding to enter the conflict on the side of the Allies in 1916. One of those who witnessed this situation was the American journalist John Reed. Internationally known for his famous account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World, John Reed´s writings about Romania are, until now, virtually unknown. As a journalist of great talent and a witness to the situation in Romania in 1915, on the eve of its entry into the war, his accounts are insightful reading for anyone interested in this period of Romanian history or in the author himself. John Reed´s writings on Romania are comprised of two principal texts. The first, ´´Rumania in Difficulties,´´ is a chapter from his book, The War in Eastern Europe, originally published in 1916. The second, ´´The Rights of Small Nations,´´ is from a posthumous volume of stories entitled, Daughter of the Revolution and Other Stories, edited by Floyd Dell and published in 1927. In addition to these texts, John Reed published an article in an American newspaper, the New York Mail, in 1917 under the title, ´´Roumanian Soldier Finds His Way from Russian Front to America.´´ Edited, with an introduction by Dr. A.K. Brackob, this volume brings together these writings and reveals John Reed´s unique perspective on Romania. John Reed was born in Portland, Oregon on October 22, 1887. He was among the most highly acclaimed journalists of his time, famous for his first-hand accounts of the Mexican Revolution, where he rode alongside Pancho Villa, and the Russian Revolution of 1917 in his famous book Ten Days that Shook the World. Reed was also a political activist and one of the founding members of the Communist Labor Party of America. He died in Russia on October 17, 1920, and is one of only three Americans buried in the Kremlin Wall.
Jederzeit kann man heute gezwungen sein, Englisch zu sprechen: Am Telefon, auf Kongressen oder im Kundengespräch. Englisch ist die Businesssprache No. 1. Dieser kleine Sprachtrainer ist praktisch strukturiert nach Situationen aus dem Büroalltag: Korrespondenz: So formulieren Sie korrekt in Briefen und Mails. Telefon: Auslandsanrufe und Vermittlung von Gesprächen. Meetings: Die gebräuchlichsten und wichtigsten Phrasen bei Präsentationen. Business Lunch: Knigge und Small Talk Tipps. Sie lernen mühelos die wichtigsten Begriffe und Phrasen und erfahren die Unterschiede zwischen ´´British´´ und ´´American English´´. So meistern Sie den Geschäftsalltag und sind nie mehr sprachlos.
Including her iconic tale The Lottery , The Tooth brings together a short selection of Shirley Jackson´s most sinister stories. ´Her stories are among the most terrifying ever written´ Donna Tartt ´Her tooth, which had brought her here unerringly, seemed now the only part of her to have any identity. It seemed to have had its picture taken without her; it was the important creature which must be recorded and examined and gratified; she was only its unwilling vehicle...´ The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these five tales of casual cruelty by a master of the short story. Portraying insanity, disturbing encounters, troubling children and a sinister lottery, Shirley Jackson´s work has an unmatched power to unnerve and unsettle. Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall , was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman , The Bird´s Nest , The Sundial , The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle , widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. ´An amazing writer´ Neil Gaiman ´The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... It is a place where things are not what they seem; even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse´ A. M. Homes ´Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders´ Dorothy Parker
DISCOVER WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AFTER THE RED SPARROW STARRING JENNIFER LAWRENCE . . . *** Paris A young woman is cornered on a deserted boulevard. Moments later she walks away, leaving her assailant for dead. Meet Dominika Egorova, of the Russian intelligence service. Athens An elderly man walks into the American embassy with a story to tell. Moscow The most unlikely of traitors is uncovered by the most dangerous of men. Washington A brilliant, unorthadox CIA agent must single-handedly connect the dots to stop an intricate house of cards from toppling in a cold war that´s taken a terrifying new twist. ´Superb. Enthralling. Shimmers with authenticity´ NEW YORK TIMES *** ´The greatest ever female character in spy fiction´ SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE ´Taut, fast paced and authentic. A great American spy novel´ CHARLES CUMMING ´A dazzling thrill-filled journey across the globe´ SUNDAY MIRROR ´Portrays the heart-pounding rhythms of on-the-street espionage better than any novelist in recent memory´ DAILY MAIL
In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration´s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration´s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.