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Ready, Steady, Go!

By Shawn Levy
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0385507275
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
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It’s the summer of 1966... The fundamental old ways: chastity, rationality, harmony, sobriety, even democracy: blasted to nothing or crumbling under siege. The city glows. It echoes. It pulses. It bleeds pastel and fuzzy, spicy, paisley and soft. This is how it's always going to be: smashing clothes, brilliant music, easy sex, eternal youth, the eyes of everybody, everyone's first thought, the top of the world, right here, right now: Swinging London. Shawn Levy has a genius for unearthing the secret history of popular culture. The Los Angeles Times called King of Comedy, his biography of Jerry Lewis, "a model of what a celebrity bio ought to be–smart, knowing, insightful, often funny, full of fascinating insiders' stories," and the Boston Globe declared that Rat Pack Confidential "evokes the time in question with the power of a novel, as well as James Ellroy's American Tabloid and better by far than Don DeLillo's Underworld." In Ready, Steady, Go! Levy captures the spirit of the sixties in all its exuberance. A portrait of London from roughly 1961 to 1969, it chronicles the explosion of creativity–in art, music and fashion–and the revolutions–sexual, social and political–that reshaped the world. Levy deftly blends the enthusiasm of a fan, the discerning eye of a social critic and a historian's objectivity as he re-creates the hectic pace and daring experimentation of the times–from the utter transformation of rock 'n' roll by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the new aesthetics introduced by fashion designers like Mary Quant, haircutters like Vidal Sassoon, photographers like David Bailey, actors like Michael Caine and Terence Stamp and filmmakers like Richard Lester and Nicolas Roeg to the wild clothing shops and cutting-edge clubs that made Carnaby Street and King's Road the hippest thoroughfares in the world. Spiced with the reminiscences of some of the leading icons of that period, their fans and followers, and featuring a photographic gallery of well-known faces and far-out fashions, Ready, Steady, Go! is an irresistible re-creation of a time and place that seemed almost impossibly fun.

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Taking place during the first half of the sixteenth century, The Fall of the King tells the story of dreamy, slacking student Mikkel Thøgersen and the entanglements that ultimately bring him into service as a mercenary under King Christian II of Denmark. Moving from the Danish countryside to Stockholm during the execution of Swedish nobility and finally to the imprisonment of Mikkel and Christian, the narrative is a lyrical encapsulation of “the fall”—the fall of country, history, individuals, and nature. Twice voted as the most important Danish novel of the twentieth century, The Fall of the King is both an epic depiction of real events and a complex psychological novel. Half pure narration, half prose poem, its scenes of brute realism mixed with rhapsodical passages make it a work of artistic genius.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

By Peter Heather
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199978611
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 440
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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

By William Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664642387
  • Pages : 343
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 352
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"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Fall of Darkness

By Alina Popescu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Alina Popescu
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: the-fall-of-darkness.pdf

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The most dangerous trials always hit when you’re at your weakest. Every time Alexa puts herself back together, something worse hits her and sends her back to the bottom of the abyss. As she struggles to make sense of the pieces of her shattered life, a new threat emerges. Vampires, baseborn and trueborn alike, suddenly find themselves in mortal danger, a state they are poorly equipped to handle. Everyone turns to Alexa for a solution, but what can one broken girl achieve when she’s faced with a power so great, it sends fear down her spine? With no time to recover from her turmoil and the fates of two worlds weighing her down, Alexa needs to find strength where none remains. If she fails, darkness falls. The Fall of Darkness concludes the thrilling vampire saga Bad Blood. If you like urban fantasy adventures, compelling characters, and high-stakes adventures, then you will love the explosive finale of Alina Popescu’s vampire series. Buy The Fall of Darkness right now to discover the conclusion of the adventures and romances of your favorite characters.

The Fall of President Tweet

By John F. Hurst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : 1647023645
  • Pages : 106
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 356
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The Fall of President Tweet By: John F. Hurst Having been defeated in his bid for a third presidential term, Steven Beck decides to seize power, setting off a chain of events that forces the nation’s First Lady and Vice President to undertake extreme measures. The tale of a president who refuses to leave the office, John. F. Hurst’s political satire, The Fall of President Tweet, is a poignant reminder that absolute power corrupts, and that drastic times call for drastic measures.

A Fall from Grace

By Robert Barnard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416539336
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 338
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From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger-winning crime writer . . . With A Fall from Grace, Robert Barnard triumphs once again with a witty tale of family discord and murder. Detective Inspector Charlie Peace and his wife, Felicity, are shocked when Felicity's difficult dad, Rupert Coggenhoe, suddenly announces that he's moving north to their Yorkshire village. Felicity has never much liked her father, and to have him as a near-neighbor fills her with foreboding. The boorish old man has always loved to impress the ladies, young and old, by exaggerating his modest success as a novelist. True to form, soon after his move to Slepton Edge he surrounds himself with adoring females, including a precocious, theatrical teenager named Anne Michaels. Rupert and Anne could make a lethal combination. Rumors fly, but Felicity convinces herself that Rupert would do nothing seriously wrong. He can be annoying and outrageous but he's not a criminal. She relies on a friend, a doctor who seems to be strangely aware of everything that's happening in the community, to warn her if he hears of anything really troubling. She doesn't have long to wait, but the news is not what she expects. It's worse. A body has been found and it looks like murder. Stunned by a difficult reality, Felicity is even more shocked to discover that she, herself, may be a suspect. This is one criminal investigation that's much too close to home for Charlie Peace. He's not officially on the case, but he uses his copper's instincts and a husband's heart to find a killer and to discover anew the meaning of family. Praised for his "perfect pitch, exquisite pacing, and meticulous plotting" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times), Robert Barnard proves yet again that he is one of the great masters of mystery.

The Fall of a Dictator

By Arthur Gask
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338082961
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 293
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Book Summary:

"The Fall of a Dictator" by Arthur Gask. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Fall of Beth Anderson

By Meaghan B. Parent
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1460293673
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 231
  • File Pdf: the-fall-of-beth-anderson.pdf

Book Summary:

As if the first year of high school wasn’t hard enough, Beth Anderson finds herself starting it in a brand-new town, far from her best friend Elizabeth and every other friend she’s ever had. At first, she feels up to the challenge and even excited about it, especially when oh-so-cute Tristan strikes up a flirtation by her locker one morning. But Beth’s self-confidence quickly evaporates as Tristan begins behaving strangely towards her, the meanest mean girl at school initiates a vendetta against her, and she can’t seem to make a single friend, no matter how hard she tries. As fall slowly leans toward winter, she is confronted with challenges that threaten to undermine her self-esteem completely, until she finally gets an inkling that Beth Anderson just might happen to be someone worth fighting for. A richly realized tale of adolescent angst and insecurity, The Fall of Beth Anderson will resonate with every teenager who’s ever doubted their self-worth.

Bass Pro Strategies

By Larry Larsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Derrydale Press
  • Isbn : 1461698812
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 308
  • File Pdf: bass-pro-strategies.pdf

Book Summary:

Professional fishermen have opportunities to devote extended amounts of time to bass fishing and they don’t last long in the business unless they can learn from the experience and quickly apply that knowledge. Bass Pro Strategies is a study of pro secrets, the essentials in developing a sound strategy to plan a productive fishing trip, and then to carry out the objective. Special features include mapping & water elimination, locating deep and shallow bass, boat position factors, water chemistry influences, weather effects, and topographical techniques.

Warfare in the Ancient World: From the Bronze Age to the Fall of Rome

By Stefan G. Chrissanthos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 031304192X
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 691
  • File Pdf: warfare-in-the-ancient-world.pdf

Book Summary:

From the clash of bronze weapons on bronze armor to the fall of Rome, war often decided the course of ancient history. This volume is a practical introduction to the study of warfare in the ancient world, beginning with Egypt and Mesopotamia, and tracing the advances made in battle tactics, technology, and government over hundreds of years, culminating with developments in Greece and the Roman Empire. The chronological structure allows the reader to trace certain general themes down through the centuries: how various civilizations waged war; who served in the various armies and why; who the generals and officers were who made the decisions in the field; what type of government controlled these armies; and from what type of society they sprang. Major events and important individuals are discussed in their historical contexts, providing a complete understanding of underlying causes, and enabling readers to follow the evolution of ancient warfare as armies and empires became steadily larger and more sophisticated. Yet as Chrissanthos makes clear, history comes full circle during this period. Rome's collapse in 476 C.E. inaugurated an unforeseen dark age in which great armies were left decimated despite advanced technology that, while proving decisive in the outcome of many critical battles and stand-offs, had vanished amidst the Empire's crumbling walls. In addition to the chronological treatment, Chrissanthos also includes sections on such important topics as chariot warfare, cavalry, naval warfare, elephants in battle, the face of battle, and such vital, but often-overlooked topics as the provisioning of the army with sufficient food and water. Eyewitness accounts are incorporated throughout each chapter, allowing the reader brief glimpses into the life and times of peasants and soldiers, generals and politicians, all of whom were dealing with war and its irreconcilable consequences from differing vantage points. Battle diagrams and maps are carefully placed throughout the text to help the reader visualize particular aspects of ancient warfare. The book also furnishes a detailed timeline and an extensive bibliography containing both modern and ancient sources.

The Christianity of Culture

By L. Chua
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137012722
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 945
  • File Pdf: the-christianity-of-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

In this richly contextualized study, Liana Chua explores how a largely Christian Bidayuh community has been reconfiguring its relationship to its old animist rituals through the trope and politics of "culture." Placing her ethnography in dialogue with developments in the nascent anthropology of Christianity, Chua argues that such efforts at "continuity speaking" are the product not only of Malaysian cultural politics, but also of conversion and Christianity itself. This book invites scholars to rethink the nature and scope of conversion, as well as the multifarious, yet distinctive, forms that Christianity can take.