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Starman

By Piers Bizony,Jamie Doran
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 0802779611
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 896
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On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in history to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. His flight aboard a Russian Vostok rocket lasted only 108 minutes, but at the end of it he had become the most famous man in the world. Back on the ground, his smiling face captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Film stars, politicians and pop stars from Europe to Japan, India to the United States vied with each other to shake his hand. Despite this immense fame, almost nothing is known about Gagarin or the exceptional people behind his dramatic space flight. Starman tells for the first time Gagarin's personal odyssey from peasant to international icon, his subsequent decline as his personal life began to disintegrate under the pressures of fame, and his final disillusionment with the Russian state. President Kennedy's quest to put an American on the Moon was a direct reaction to Gagarin's achievement--yet before that successful moonshot occurred, Gagarin himself was dead, aged just thirty-four, killed in a mysterious air crash. Publicly the Soviet hierarchy mourned; privately their sighs of relief were almost audible, and the KGB report into his death remains secret. Entwined with Gagarin's history is that of the breathtaking and highly secretive Russian space program - its technological daring, its triumphs and disasters. In a gripping account, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony reveal the astonishing world behind the scenes of the first great space spectacular, and how Gagarin's flight came frighteningly close to destruction.

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  • File Pdf: symphony-of-free-spirits.pdf

Book Summary:

' Lovers of Universe ' You're in my arms, we're in the arms of stars dancing together in the starlight while passionately kissing each other Our kisses are formed of interstellar dust our love is threaded of rays from the stars and we're continuing to kiss one another we, the amaranthine lovers of Universe And though we're standing on a beach in the embrace of moonlighted night chatting in a New York cafe till the late night hours or speeding up a car direction California we're embraced as much by the stars shining us brilliantly from the luminous sky Though we're sitting on dangerous cliffs overlooking the powers of the Poseidon's sea no matter whether together or far away from one another we're still the galactic adventurers guardians of Universe in love The echoes of our deep love spread fast across Scottish land masses across the Alps, across Carpathians across mountains of the Caucasus flying like a mysterious jet plane and ending somewhere there in China still being echoed from a wall to a wall of the ancient Chinese Wall There is no rest to our passionate love 'cause we are brought on our starship into furthest dimensions of the many galactics dancing our love in the never ending starlit space singing our love to the tunes of various sounds of Universe and kissing each other with the energy borrowed from the stars no need really to return what's borrowed Oh, my darling, we're destined for each other never to be split, always together even if the winds bring us far apart even if fate not always is favorable yet we're acquiescent to whatever might happen 'cause we know nothing can split us We're simply dancing in the arms of stars dancing together in the starlight while passionately kissing each other Our kisses are formed of interstellar dust our love is threaded of rays from the stars and we're continuing to kiss one another we, the amaranthine lovers of Universe No matter what happens we're together no matter where you are or I am we're together Tolstoy's War and Peace, Shakespeare's Hamlet The Bells brought to life by Edgar Allan Poe Whatever it might be we're together destined to one another, married by our love 'cause our love is one, one and only one 'cause our souls are one soul, our hearts are one heart 'cause our desires are one desire, our desire 'cause all we are are two halves being whole 'cause our spirits are mixed by wand of love into elixir, the elixir of love Wow, we're dancing in adrenalized Tomorrowland dancing in Amsterdam's Arena at Sensation White dancing frenziedly in New York's Boulevard on Mount Victoria in windy Wellington's starry night dancing among stars, we, the lovers of Universe !! Earth and stars are the fields of our love we're the lovers since Adam and Eve the amaranthine lovers of Universe drinking elixirs of love from our lips elixirs which form us all to who we are we, the lovers of Universe, forevermore

The Supervillain Book

By Gina Misiroglu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Isbn : 1578597943
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 294
  • File Pdf: the-supervillain-book.pdf

Book Summary:

Everything you ever wanted to know about the bad guys in comics, film, and television! A must-read for anyone who was ever enthralled with mythic wickedness, The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood exhaustively explores the extraordinary lives and careers of hundreds of overachieving evildoers. Drawing from sources in comic books, film, live-action and animated television, newspaper strips, toys, and manga and anime, it is the definitive guide to nefarious masterminds, mad scientists, and destructive dominators who have battled super- and other fictional heroes. The Supervillain Book investigates each character’s origin, modus operandi, costumes, weapons and gadgetry, secret hideouts, chief henchmen, and minions, while serving up a supersized trove of fascinating trivia. It also takes you behind the scenes, describing the creation and development of these marvelously malicious, menacing, and malevolent characters. With 350 entries on pop culture’s most malicious evildoers, this comprehensive resource also includes 125 illustrations, a helpful resource section, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. What would a good guy be without the bad guy? Boring. You won’t be bored with this indispensable guide to the wicked world of supervillains!

SPARKS OF FREEDOM

By Thaddeus Hutyra
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3736818068
  • Pages : 162
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 294
  • File Pdf: sparks-of-freedom.pdf

Book Summary:

' Heroes of Tiananmen ' Heroes, you who had given your lives for China you believed in, your China one of justice, dignity, free of misrule in the embrace of the Heavenly sky Heroes, you the students who believed China can be free, democratic as elsewhere in the Free World in the embrace of worldwide liberty Heroes, you on the Tiananmen Square crashed down brutally on the 4th of June with assault rifles and tanks, lots of blood and against all human values dear to humankind Heroes, unforgettable, forever to last together with your Goddess of Freedom which lasted only a few days before being demolished Goddess of Freedom, the sister of the Statue of Liberty !! Heroes, you who fought for a new China despite of some people saying disturbingly China can never be democratic, no chance On the contrary, democracy is for all !! Heroes, you the scintillating Soul of China who believed firmly and determinedly no nation can be denied liberty, freedoms and dignity Your soul, Soul of China is on the march !! Heroes, you the students of Tiananmen revolution the one of 1989 which moved hearts of the entire nation, eternal hearts of love Yes, freedom, love and brotherhood shall win one day ! Heroes, you were brutally crashed down on one early morning, at a peaceful dawn with your blood and lives taken away You're the monument of free China to come !! Heroes, they used tanks and army against you while you wanted just freedom innocently and dignity for every single individual Your cause is not dead, your cause is alive, more than ever !! Heroes, your '89 Heavenly Democracy Movement is written down in history of China Kept in the soul of the nation forever, the Soul of China written down in China's chapters as finest ever Heroes, you shall be the winner in the end and the Goddess of Freedom shall return to her rightful place on the Tiananmen Square both, under the bright Sun and the shimmering stars Heroes, know it the entire Free World tributes you You're part of the great family of nations who chose for freedoms, liberty and dignity You're written down in the annals of the world !!

The Ages of The Flash

By Joseph J. Darowski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476635668
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 935
  • File Pdf: the-ages-of-the-flash.pdf

Book Summary:

While many American superheroes have multiple powers and complex gadgets, the Flash is simply fast. This simplicity makes his character easily comprehendible for all audiences, whether they are avid comic fans or newcomers to the genre, and in turn he has become one of the most iconic figures in the comic-book industry. This collection of new essays serves as a stepping-stone to an even greater understanding of the Flash, examining various iterations of his character—including those of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen—and what they reveal about the era in which they were written.

A Bright Clean Mind

By Camille DeAngelis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Isbn : 1642500755
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 731
  • File Pdf: a-bright-clean-mind.pdf

Book Summary:

Explore the Connection Between Diet and Creativity If you liked Brain Food, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself or Grain Brain, you’ll love A Bright Clean Mind. Vegan Food is Everywhere: When people ask how author and certified vegan lifestyle coach Camille DeAngelis feels satisfied on a vegan diet, she thinks of the moment in James and the Giant Peach when the Grasshopper and the Centipede fret that they have nothing to eat until James points out that they're traveling inside an enormous piece of fruit. There is plenty, Camille reminds us in A Bright Clean Mind, a self-help motivational book for artists and creatives. Everything we could ever want to eat, and more, is all around us. Imagine a Better Life: Because we live in a culture in which the eating and wearing of animals is taken for granted, we rarely recognize our limiting meat-centric mindset. But if we can employ our imagination to create worlds from scratch, we can surely use our imaginative power to envision a new way of seeing ourselves in relation to the animals we eat. On the other side of this brain transformation is a lifestyle that is ideal for our own health and emotional well-being and is much more environmentally sustainable. Improve Your Work Flow: Camille believes that creative hobbies and habits reinvigorate one's primary work. But she knits, sews, embroiders, and bakes for the pleasure of it, too. Her productivity and brain power have been remarkable since going vegan seven years ago, and even more importantly, she no longer feels any of the frustration or uncertainty artists tend to accept as part of the creative process. A Bright Clean Mind is perfect for every creative suffering from brain fog. In this book, you will discover: • The effect your diet may be having on your creativity and mood • Examples of how going vegan is basically giving yourself brain food • Ways to incorporate a vegan diet into your busy life

Love You, Hate You, Love You

By Tadeusz Hutyra
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3736883358
  • Pages : 366
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 629
  • File Pdf: love-you-hate-you-love-you.pdf

Book Summary:

' No matter what, Juliet ' Having you, my Juliet and though drama is hanging in the air. How many times we danced in the open air sweetly in arms. How many times our kisses brought us into glamorous palaces of love. How many times our minds were no longer deserts but oasis of loving hearts. Even though our constellation is far from the starry one I love you with all my heart. No matter what shall happen no one and nothing shall separate us. We are the lovers of all times larger than life you and me, Romeo and Juliet.

TANGO OF LIFE

By Thaddeus Hutyra
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3736826230
  • Pages : 306
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 851
  • File Pdf: tango-of-life.pdf

Book Summary:

' Echoes of Love ' Must I be Shakespeare to express our pure love one which was definitely greater than life, our elixir our magnum opus, transcendental and everlasting We had it so good, enjoying each other seductively best friends and lovers, or frivolous lovers and friends difficult to say what was first, or rather both at once Our love was the Sun splashing us most brightly and the shimmering stars at fully luminescent nights sending us ethereal kisses of genuine love incessantly Our love were beautiful people smiling at us warmly wishing us all the goodwills there are in the world and we ourselves, fully united in each other as one Everything was in place, rightfully and blissfully godly flawless rivers of honey, seas of boundless beauty biodiversity serving us as we doing our best for her But when you went unexpectedly one day away with no goodbye at all, not even a word of farewell it was the end of the world for me, Hamlet alike Stars crashed down on Earth the next moonless night and I was swept fast away by raging tides of the sea a castaway on the ocean, in its full and ghostly storm I was myself a vulnerable bottle with a message inside saying I love you till the end of the world and beyond the bottle filled with the tears of my despair, your lover And the scintillating echoes spread across the world like the Brazilian tango on the Copacabana beach just a walking distance from charming Rio de Janeiro The echoes and echoes, and echoes, and echoes like the Argentinian tango in elegant Buenos Aires like the sparkling Parisian tango of truthful lovers The echoes of tangoes, tinkling, hissing and ringing whistling, buzzing, rattling, whizzing, jingling like bells gorgeously dynamic on the streets and in ballrooms The echoes never ending, in the breezes of winds blowing ecstatically across vast lands and continents and under the rhythmic and pulsating symphonic skies One had impression one saw mysterious Amazons on wild galloping horses, with manes like wings seeming to fly in the air but these were just echoes Echoes of love, passion, desires and ethereal dreams but above all of the thundering iridescent tangoes the tangoes of love, dreams which came true, of life The rhapsodic tangoes in every corner of this world Oh, long live love, long live tangoes of love ! May dazzling echoes spread you across the world !! Love yourselves to your best, dear amaranthine lovers spread your sensual love to every single individual This world must become a planet of love, now !! Dance in the various tangoes, whirling tangoes Not only Argentinian tangoes but also salon tangoes English tangoes, NeoTango, all the tangoes there are Forget the sorrows of daily life, the ups and the downs Give in into the rhythms of hilarious music and dance and you shall see your loved one is back in your arms Oh, play us angels music of Chopin and Mozart play to the echoes of love

Starman

By Cristina Triana
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sapristi
  • Isbn : 8494894765
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 321
  • File Pdf: starman.pdf

Book Summary:

¿Cómo darte cuenta si ese chico te corresponde cuando ni siquiera sabes si es humano? Un romance diferente en un lugar muy común, una historia de amor realmente alienígena.

Strange Stars

By Jason Heller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Isbn : 1612196985
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 135
  • File Pdf: strange-stars.pdf

Book Summary:

A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of when rock ’n’ roll met the sci-fi world of the 1970s As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man… If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along.

Mark of Aaron

By Stephen Cohen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1532044380
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 486
  • File Pdf: mark-of-aaron.pdf

Book Summary:

A secular Jew spends his life as a prosecutor in Los Angeles. He goes to the California desert town of Borrego Springs and comes to believe he is a direct descendant of Aaron, Mosess older brother. He leaves his job, his family, and departs on a mystical and magical journey that brings him to a revelation. He decides he is compelled to build the Temple of Solomon in the desert town. But to get this done, he encounters drug dealers, neo-Nazis, Arab sheiks, and a few billionaires. He picks up some desert characters that will take bullets for him, and they do. The journey mixes real events, true archeology, and historical figures with the creations of the novel. The challenge for the reader is to identify fact from fiction. It is one wild, raucous ride that has most unexpected turns and stops along the way. There is nothing like thispart history, part religion, and part mysticism. And you will wonder: is this fantasy, prophesy, or reality?