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Born to Run - Springsteen, B.

Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately...

Born to Run - Springsteen Bruce

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Writing about yourself is a funny business...But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this.' -Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over...

Social Entrepreneurship : What Everyone Needs to Know - Born...

In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before-a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world. David Bornstein's previous book on social entrepreneurship, How to Change the World, was hailed by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times as "a bible in the field" and published in more ...

American Born Chinese - Pien, L.

This is a tour-de-force new work by rising indie comics star Gene Yang. "American Born Chinese" maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories. One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school. Jin is plagued by jocks and bullies, so when another Chinese student transfers to the school, Jin wants nothing to do with him. Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chine...

Rambling On: An Aprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab [Ru...

Novelist Bohumil Hrabal was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and he spent decades working at a variety of laboring jobs before turning to writing in his late forties. From that point, he quickly made his mark on the Czech literary scene; by the time of his death he was ranked with Jaroslav Hasek, Karel Capek, and Milan Kundera as among the nation's greatest twentieth-century writers. Hrabal's fiction blends tragedy with humor and explores the anguish of intellectuals and ordinary people alike from...

OXFORD READER´S COMPANION TO CONRAD - KNOWLES, O., MOORE, G....

'Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous'. This is how the TLS recently described the Oxford Reader's Companion Series. In September 2000, the book which pioneered the series, The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens came out in paperback. Now the Oxford Reader's Companions to Hardy, Trollope, Conrad, and George Eliot will follow on from that success. In this format these books are designed specifically to appeal to students of literature. Each contains a more comprehensive and accessible range of ...

The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler & Avert WWII - Terry Parssinen

The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler & Avert WWII - Terry Parssinen September 1938. In power more than five years, Hitler unilaterally dismantled the Treaty of Versailles, provision by provision, daring Britain and France to stand up to him. Earlier that year, he forced Austria into his Third Reich without firing a single shot. Now his sights were set on Czechoslovakia. It was in this dangerous climate that the first anti-Nazi coup was born. Th...

Bon Jovi: The Circle (2LP): Vinyl

Skladby: 1 We Weren't Born To Follow 2 When We Were Beautifull 3 Work For The Working Man 4 Superman Tonight 5 Bullet 6 Thorn In My Side 7 Live Before You Die 8 Brokenpromiseland 9 Love's The Only Rule 10 Fast Cars 11 Happy Now 12 Learn To Love

Richard Sapper - Olivares, J.

An in-depth study of the work of German-born industrial designer Richard Sapper, most famous for designs such as the Tizio lamp and the Brionvega radio. Richard Sapper (1932-2015) a German-born designer who was based in Milan most of his working career, is considered one of the most important designers of his generation. Within his lifetime, he received numerous international design accolades, including ten prestigious Compasso d'Oro awards. Sapper developed and designed a wide variety of produ...

The Girl with No Nose - Byng, G.

Alice Peasbody was born with no nose. People laugh and jeer at Alice and call her 'Pancake Face'. Even when she is given a prosthetic nose and gains the courage to move to the big city and take an office job, she cowers in dark corners. The only place she feels she can truly be herself is the roof garden of the office block. But one day a handsome and good-natured man comes to work in Alice's office, and she finds herself drawn out of the dark corners.

The Shepherd´s Life: A Tale of the Lake District - Rebanks James

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making ...

The Shepherd´s Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Reb...

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the au...

THE ENGLISH ROSES: GOODBYE, GRACE? - MADONNA

Product Description When Grace´s parents start exhibiting some odd behaviour, the Roses put their sleuthing skills to work and determine that Grace´s family may be moving! Can the Roses´ friendship survive if one of them leaves London? About the Author Madonna Ritchie was born in Bay City, Michigan, in the United States. She has recorded seventeen albums and has appeared in eighteen movies. She lives with her husband, movie director Guy Ritchie, and her three children, Lola, Rocco and David.

The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Milit...

September 1938. In power more than five years, Hitler unilaterally dismantled the Treaty of Versailles, provision by provision, daring Britain and France to stand up to him. Earlier that year, he forced Austria into his Third Reich without firing a single shot. Now his sights were set on Czechoslovakia. It was in this dangerous climate that the first anti-Nazi coup was born. The plot was spearheaded by Lieutenant-Colonel Hans Oster, and its members included top German military leaders, the Berl...

BLACK BOX - OZ, A.

Few Israeli novelists have succeeded as well as Oz in portraying Israel's intensely felt political and religious strife. Black Box , his most experimental work to date, is told in letters: Ilana, "a born harlot," contacts her ex-husband for the first time in seven years to seek help for their desperately disturbed son, whose parentage was questioned in court. As well-meaning lawyers and relatives join in, what at first seems one woman's madness finally serves to illuminate all society. The ambi...

Miss Jane - Brad Watson

'As unexpectedly beguiling as it is affecting.' Daily Mail Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson's work has been as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place - namely, sex a...

Olbram Zoubek (anglicky) - Prague Castle Riding School 29. 1...

The catalogue accompanying the retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Olbram Zoubek (born 1926) at the Prague Castle Riding School features three key texts – the first is Zoubek’s own look back on his life and the other two are by his close friends, the sculptor Zdeněk Palcr and the classical philologist Eva Stehlíková. They deal with key themes of Zoubek’s work, namely plasticity and his relationship to Greek antiquity. Palcr’s essay, originally included in a private publication to mark Zoub...

Olbram Zoubek - Polana Bregantová,

Olbram Zoubek - Polana Bregantová, The catalogue accompanying the retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Olbram Zoubek (born 1926) at the Prague Castle Riding School features three key texts – the first is Zoubek’s own look back on his life and the other two are by his close friends, the sculptor Zdeněk Palcr and the classical philologist Eva Stehlíková. They deal with key themes of Zoubek’s work, namely plasticity and his relationship to Greek antiquity. Palcr’s essay, originally included in...

Olbram Zoubek - Prague Castle Riding School 29.11.2013 – 2.3.2014 (anglicky) - neuveden

The catalogue accompanying the retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Olbram Zoubek (born 1926) at the Prague Castle Riding School features three key texts – the first is Zoubek’s own look back on his life and the other two are by his close friends, the sculptor Zdeněk Palcr and the classical philologist Eva Stehlíková. They deal with key themes of Zoubek’s work, namely plasticity and his relationship to Greek antiquity. Palcr’s essay, originally included in a private publication to mark Zoub...

Olbram Zoubek

The catalogue accompanying the retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Olbram Zoubek (born 1926) at the Prague Castle Riding School features three key texts – the first is Zoubek’s own look back on his life and the other two are by his close friends, the sculptor Zdeněk Palcr and the classical philologist Eva Stehlíková. They deal with key themes of Zoubek’s work, namely plasticity and his relationship to Greek antiquity. Palcr’s essay, originally included in a private publication to mark Zoub...

NO MAN´S NIGHTINGALE - akce HB - Ruth Rendell

No Man's Nightingale: the eagerly anticipated twenty-fourth title in Ruth Rendell's bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Sarah Hussain was not popular with many people in the community of Kingsmarkham. She was born of mixed parents - a white Irishwoman and an immigrant Indian Hindu. She was also the Reverend of St Peter's church. But it came as a profound shock to everyone when she was found strangled in the vicarage. A garrulous cleaner, Maxine, also shared by the Wexfords, di...

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden - Jonas Jonasson

Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world’s most ruthless secret service – with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden – and the world – rests on her shoulders. Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life. When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed. Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer – who happened to be in charge of ...

The Girl Who saved the King of Sweden - Jonasson Jonas

Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world’s most ruthless secret service – with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden – and the world – rests on her shoulders. Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life. When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed. Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer – who happened to be in charge of...

The Far Side of the Sun - Furnivall, K.

Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found d...

The End of History and the Last Man - Francis Fukuyama

20th anniversary edition of The End of History and the Last Man, a landmark of political philosophy by Francis Fukuyama, author of The Origins of Political Order With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty. The End of History and the Last Man was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century would look like. Boldly...

The Girl from Everywhere - Heilig Heidi

It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer. Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interes...

The Girl from Everywhere - Heidi Heilig

It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer. Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested i...

The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran s masterpiece, "The Prophet, "is one of the most beloved spiritual classics of our time. It has sold millions of copies inmore than forty languages since it was first published in 1923. "The Prophet" contains powerful words of wisdom on such essential subjects as marriage, children, friendship, work, and pleasure words that readers from around the world have found inspirational and life-changing. A poet, artist, and mystic, Gibran was born to a poor Christian family in Lebanon and...

Bon Jovi: The Circle: CD

Americká rocková formace z New Jersey Bon Jovi vydává již jedenáctou studiovou desku. Pilotním singlem je hit We Weren't Born To Follow. A dle slov samotného Jona Bon Jovi: "toto album je pro Bon Jovi návrat k energickému, povznášejícímu rock'n'rollu, který byl pro kapelu nesmazatelným rysem, jenž je charakterizoval od jejich začátků. Je to myšlené jako stadiónová, kytarová deska". Nové studiové album, The Circle, produkoval John Shanks, který pracoval s kapelou i na dvou předchozích albech,...

Trojan Odyssey - Clive Cussler

Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet. In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the s...

Kafka - Nicholas Murray

This gripping biography of the great Czech novelist, diarist and short story writer chronicles Kafka's entire (if tragically curtailed) life (1883-1924), but it focuses upon the writer's relationship to his father and his inheritance as a member of the Jewish mercantile bourgeoisie in Prague. Born into a German-speaking Jewish family, Kafka was a subject of the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1919 yet through his work he is one of the most modern of writers. While previous works have concentrated...

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - SI...

This authoritative edition brings together a unique combination of Sidney's poetry and prose--all the major writing, complemented by letters and elegies--that reveals the essence of his work and thinking. Born in 1554, Sir Philip Sidney was hailed as the perfect Renaissance patron, soldier, lover, and courtier, but it was only after his untimely death at the age of thirty-one that his literary accomplishments were truly recognized. This collection ranges more widely through Sidney's works than ...

Koons - Hans Werner Holzwarth

Koons - Hans Werner Holzwarth The Jeff Koons universe: A concise history of his art"I've made what the Beatles would have made if they had made sculpture." -Jeff Koons From basketball tanks to flower puppies, the creations of Jeff Koons (born 1955) have become part of our popular culture, blurring the borders between high and low art. This new 96-page publication offers an updated, accessibly priced edition of TASCHEN's 2007 monograph, the most extended survey of Koons art e...

SELECTED POETRY (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - BYRO...

Byron was a legend in his own lifetime and the dominant influence on the Romantic movement. The most European of the English writers in an age of revolution, Byron was deeply involved in contemporary events, and a passionate supporter of the struggle for Greek independence. Describing himself as `born for opposition', his work was largely directed against what he called the `cant political, cant poetical, and cant moral' of the English and European worlds. He was rocketed to fame by the publica...

COLOUR LIBRARY - CHAGALL - POLONSKY, G.

The life and work of artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) are presented in this volume. He was born into a poor Jewish family in Vitebsk, Russia, a place whose memory remained a constant source of inspiration. Establishing his reputation in Paris before the First World War, he spent the years 1914-1922 in Russia, but disillusioned by the Revolution, he returned and made France his home. He was influenced by the Cubists and in turn influenced the Surrealists, but his vision and his style were always ...

No Man´s Nightingale - Rendellová Ruth

No Man's Nightingale: the eagerly anticipated twenty-fourth title in Ruth Rendell's bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Sarah Hussain was not popular with many people in the community of Kingsmarkham. She was born of mixed parentage - a white Irishwoman and an immigrant Indian Hindu. She was also the Reverend of St Peter's Church. But it comes as a profound shock to everyone when she is found strangled in the Vicarage. A garrulous cleaner, Maxine, also shared...

Norwegian Wood - Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scan...

The phenomenal Norwegian bestseller - Everything you wanted to know about wood but were afraid to ask "Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection" Henry David Thoreau Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged...

Room (film) - Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough.....

Foxglove Summer - Aaronovitch Ben

Foxglove Summer - Aaronovitch Ben The fifth of the Sunday Times Bestselling series sees PC Grant looking for missing children. And missing London.In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the Lond...

The Heart´s Invisible Furies - Boyne John

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At...



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