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The thrilling untold story of how the CIA infiltrated a radical group of American soldiers in one of the world´s most infamous wars. In 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, an exodus begins. A thousand American deserters and draft-resisters escape the brutal fighting for the calm shores of Stockholm. These defectors are young, radical and want to start a revolution. The Swedes treat their new guests like rock stars - but the CIA is going to put a stop to that. It´s a job for the deep-cover men of Operation Chaos and their allies - agents who know how to invade radical organizations and crush them from the inside. And within a few months, the GIs have turned on each other, - and the interrogations and recriminations begin. A gripping espionage story filled with a host of extraordinary and unbelievable players, Operation Chaos is the extraordinary true account of the men who left the war, how they betrayed each other and how they became lost in a world where anything seemed possible - even the idea that the CIA had secretly programmed them to kill their friends.. ´As weird and darkly comic a story about Vietnam as you´ll read´ Daily Mail
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia. He brings to life the bloodiest battles of France´s final years in Indochina-and shows how, from an early point, a succession of American leaders made disastrous policy choices that put America on its own collision course with history. An epic story of wasted opportunities and deadly miscalculations, Embers of War delves deep into the historical record to provide hard answers to the unanswered questions surrounding the demise of one Western power in Vietnam and the arrival of another. Eye-opening and compulsively readable, Embers of War is a gripping, heralded work that illuminates the hidden history of the French and American experiences in Vietnam. ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY IN RECENT YEARS Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians ? Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award ? Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award ? Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post ? The Christian Science Monitor ? The Globe and Mail ´´A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war.´´-Pulitzer Prize citation ´´This extraordinary work of modern history combines powerful narrative thrust, deep scholarly authority, and quiet interpretive confidence.´´-Francis Parkman Prize citation ´´A monumental history . . . a widely researched and eloquently written account of how the U.S. came to be involved in Vietnam . . . certainly the most comprehensive review of this period to date.´´-The Wall Street Journal ´´Superb . . . a product of formidable international research.´´-The Washington Post ´´Lucid and vivid . . . [a] definitive history.´´-San Francisco Chronicle ´´An essential work for those seeking to understand the worst foreign-policy adventure in American history . . . Even though readers know how the story ends-as with The Iliad-they will be as riveted by the tale as if they were hearing it for the first time.´´-The Christian Science Monitor
TOSH is a memoir of growing up as the son of an enigmatic, much-admired, hermetic, and ruthlessly bohemian artist during the waning years of the Beat Generation and the heyday of hippie counterculture. A critical figure in the history of postwar American culture, Tosh Berman´s father, Wallace Berman, was known as the ´´father of assemblage art,´´ and was the creator of the legendary mail-art publication Semina. Wallace Berman and his wife, famed beauty and artist´s muse Shirley Berman, raised Tosh between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and their home life was a heady atmosphere of art, music, and literature, with local and international luminaries regularly passing through.Tosh´s unconventional childhood and peculiar journey to adulthood features an array of famous characters, from George Herms and Marcel Duchamp, to Michael McClure and William S. Burroughs, to Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell, to the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, and Toni Basil.TOSH takes an unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of his unusual upbringing by an artistic genius with all-too-human frailties, against a backdrop that includes The T.A.M.I. Show, Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Easy Rider, and more. With a preface by actress/writer Amber Tamblyn (daughter of Wallace´s friend, actor Russ Tamblyn), TOSH is a self-portrait taken at the crossroads of popular culture and the avant-garde. The index of names included represents a who´s who of midcentury American?and international?culture.Praise for Tosh:´´Tosh Berman´s sweet and affecting memoir provides an intimate glimpse of his father, Wallace, and the exciting, seat-of-the-pants LA art scene of the 1960s, and it also speaks to the hearts of current and former lonely teenagers everywhere.´´--Luc Sante, author of The Other Paris´´This is the story of a kid growing up inside of art world history, retelling his upbringing warts and all. A well-written, fast-moving book that is candid, funny, often disturbing, and never dull.´´--Gillian McCain, co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk´´TOSH is a delightfully entertaining memoir filled with sly wit and a profound personal perspective.´´--John Zorn, composer´´One could not wish for a better guide into the subterranean and bohemian worlds of the California art/Beat scene than Tosh Berman, only scion of the great Wallace. Tosh has a sly wit and an informed eye, he is both erudite and neurotic, and often hilarious.´´--John Taylor, Duran Duran´´There´s the life?and then there´s the life. With TOSH you can have both. My life, and that of many who sailed with me, was formed by the 40´s & 50´s. TOSH takes you there.´´--Andrew Loog Oldham, producer/manager, The Rolling Stones ´´As the son of artist Wallace Berman, Tosh Berman had a front row seat for the beat parade of the ´50s, and the hippie extravaganza of the ´60s. It was an exotic, star-studded childhood, but having groovy parents doesn´t insulate one from the challenge of forging one´s own identity in the world. Berman´s successful effort to do that provides the heart and soul of this movingly candid chronicle of growing up bohemian.´´--Kristine McKenna, co-author of Room to Dream by David Lynch ´´This is a beautifully written memoir, and I highly recommend it to those who are interested in the Sixties, Topanga Canyon, the Southern California art scene, and for those who wonder what it might mean to grow up as the son of one of our most acclaimed artists.´´--Lisa See, author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) This book contains the Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling Actions and Reactions 1909 American Notes 1891 Barrack-Room Ballads 1892 The Bridge-Builders 1889 ´´Captains Courageous´´ 1896 The Day´s Work - Part I 1898 Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads 1886 A Diversity of Creatures 1917 The Eyes of Asia 1917 France At War 1917 Indian Tales 1898 The Jungle Book 1894 Just So Stories 1902 Kim 1902 The Kipling Reader 1900 Letters of Travel (1892-1913) 1899 Life´s Handicap 1891 The Light That Failed 1891 The Man Who Would Be King 1888 The Phantom ´Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories 1888 Plain Tales from the Hills 1888 Puck of Pook´s Hill 1906 Rewards and Fairies 1910 Sea Warfare 1916 The Second Jungle Book 1895 The Seven Seas 1896 Soldiers Three 1888 Soldiers Three [Stories] Part II 1888 Soldier Stories 1888 Songs from Books 1912 Stalky & Co. 1899 The Story of the Gadsby 1888 Traffics and Discoveries 1904 Under the Deodars 1888 Verses 1889-1896 With The Night Mail 1909 The Years Between 1919
WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 ´A thrilling adventure story´ Bill Bryson ´Dazzling´ Literary Review ´Brilliant´ Sunday Express ´Extraordinary and gripping´ New Scientist ´A superb biography´ The Economist ´An exhilarating armchair voyage´ GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there´s a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy´s Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world´s highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar´s revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne´s Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, ´the greatest man since the Deluge´. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it´s only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.
A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is B ridget Jones´s Diary for HBO´s Girls generation. The last thing twenty-eight-year-old Lauren is looking for is love, so why do the men she´s dating assume she´s searching for The One? With men running for the hills, Lauren takes drastic action and turns her love life into an experiment, vowing to follow the advice of a different dating guide every month. From releasing her inner siren to swearing off sex completely, Lauren will follow The Rules and play The Game, all with the help of her disapproving best friend and her newly loved-up housemate. But as she searches for the holy grail of no-strings sex minus the heartache, Lauren soon realizes that dating is more complicated than just swiping right - and that the things you run from tend to always catch up with you... Praise for Age, Sex Location : ´Great fun - a gripping read and very touching´ Marian Keyes ´So smart and sassy but with a great big heart, too. You´ll go through this book as quickly as Lauren ´´swipes left´´ on her iPhone´ - Naomi Wood, author of Mrs Hemingway ´Funny, fresh, sassy and totally captures the dating zeitgeist. If you loved Girls , you´ll love this!´ - Katy Regan, author of The Story of You ´With some brilliant one-liners, great dialogue and a main character you want to go out drinking with - this book was a winning combination for me. If you like your chick-lit edgy, cool and genuinely funny then look no further.´ - Rosie Blake, author of How to Get a (Love) Life ´Honest, funny and cringingly relatable.´ Glamour ´Funny and honest this is a refreshing look at the modern dating scene´ Essentials ´Laugh-out-loud funny´ Elle ´Melissa´s engaging voice and sharp humour lift this above other dating novels´ Bella ´A clever premise, wittily delivered in upbeat, wisecracking style. Lauren´s encounters provide a colourful snapshot of modern men and dating mores, while her breezy promiscuity makes Bridget Jones look positively nun-like. All good, dirty fun - and there´s a great twist to how she gets her guy in the end. American Pimentel writes lyrically of her adopted city, and her insights into the British are as spot-on as they are hilarious´ Daily Mail ´Witty frank and candid, this book takes the reader on a hilarious tour throught the world of modern dating´ Heat ´Frank, refreshing...such a satisfying read´ Stylist Melissa grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on public television. At twenty-two, she made the move to London and has lived there happily for ten years, though has sadly never come across the Ministry of Funny Walks. Before meeting her fiance, she spent much of her time trawling the London dating scene for clean, non-sociopathic sexual partners and blogging about it, which became the inspiration for her first novel. These days, she spends much of her time reading in the various pubs of Stoke Newington and engaging in a long-standing emotional feud with their disgruntled cat, Welles. She works in publishing.
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR´s Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub´s Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women-a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947-are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She´s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie´s parents banish her to Europe to have her ´´little problem´´ taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she´s recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she´s trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the ´´Queen of Spies´´, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy´s nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn´t heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads. ´´Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!´´-Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America´s First Daughter
Little Failure is Gary Shteyngart´s bestselling and very funny memoir. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 1979 seven-year-old Gary Shteyngart and his parents left the Soviet Union for the consumerist paradise of America. As good Russian Jews, Gary´s parents were determined that he make something of himself. As a diminutive asthmatic with a runny nose, Gary knew his was to be a life of spectacular disappointments. He wasn´t wrong. In Little Failure he reveals how, by ending up a prize-winning novelist, he visited great shame on his family. ´Dazzling, exquisitely charted. Time spent with Shteyngart is like being with Woody Allen on speed: razor-sharp, funny and deeply moving´ Mail on Sunday ´A marvel of a story. His finest book yet´ Zadie Smith ´An immigrant story, a coming-of-age story, a becoming-a-writer story. Dazzling´ Meg Wolitzer Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972. In 2007 he was named one of Granta´s Best Young American novelists. His debut The Russian Debutante´s Handbook was widely acclaimed (and won the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction), as were his second, Absurdistan (one of the 10 Best Books of the Year in the New York Times) and Super Sad True Love Story (which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize).