a novel in the Fargo series by John Benteen
В литературния живот на ХХ век името Стефан Цвайг (1881 - 1942) оставя отпечатък в много области; австийският писател твори в областта на романа, разказа, биографията, драмата, занимава се с журналистика. Известен е на българския читател най-вече със знаменитите си биографии на Мария Антоанета, Мария Стюард, Еразъм Ротердамски, докато разказите и повестите му остават донякъде в сянка.
В най-новия си брой списание BIOGRAPH се стреми да запълни тази празнота, като предлага на читателя три от тези изключителни повести, пропити не само с усета на Цвайг за езика в цялата му богата изразност, а и с болезненото осъзнаване на актуалните за неговото време проблеми на войната през очите на обикновения човек, смазващата хватка на инфлацията, отразена в житейската съдба на малките хора с техните радости, както и на винаги живата тема за копнежа на човешкото сърце. Една от тези повести - "Писмо на една непозната" - през 1948 година е претворена във филм на Хауърд Кох, предложен от Библиотеката на конгреса на САЩ за съхраняване в Националния филмов регистър на САЩ като "културно, исторически и естетически значим" - признание не само за филма, а и за автора на едноименната повест, останал в историята на литературата като един от писателите с най-гъвкаво перо. Сборникът съдържа повестите: "Невидимата сбирка" "Случката край Женевското езеро" "Писмо на една непозната"
Probing one of most organized and complex criminal enterprises in the United States, this report exposes the dynamics of the Octopus, a globe-trotting undercover intelligence operative.
Based on 18 years of investigative research, this account reveals high-level, covert government operations and the elaborate corporate structures and the theft of high-tech software (PROMIS) used as smoke-and-mirror covers for narcotics trafficking, money laundering, arms sales, and espionage. The Octopus connections to a maze of politicians and officials in the National Security Council, the CIA, the FBI, and the U.
S. Department of Justice are revealed. A detailed look into the recent high-profile arrest of Mafia hit-man Jimmy Hughes is also included in this intriguing analysis.
“Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." -- Boston Globe In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen.
Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements.
A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the ons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships.
Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching.
Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.
They say running is good for your health. But Marley finds out that it’s the most dangerous thing she’s ever done. Harrison knows exactly what he wants and what’s owed to him. She thinks she’s safe out here alone, but she’s never been in more danger. WARNING! Welcome back to the Forced Submission series. Just like before, these books contain situations involving forced submission and dubious consent. These themes are triggers for some but sweet candy for others. If you’re willing to hold off judgment until the last page, the ending is worth it, we promise!
Reeling after an explosion kills her ex-husband, Northridge Press publisher Nikki Nielsen struggles to co-parent her eight-year-old daughter, Kelly, with Jeff’s widow, Terese. The two women close ranks to protect Kelly from a stalker who may be connected to Jeff’s death and a series of seemingly random crimes that rattle their small Minnesota community. After a car wreck critically injures her only reporter, Nikki hires Detroit transplant Andrew Myles. The disgraced journo rubs almost everyone the wrong way, but helps Nikki uncover a long-buried secret that touches the lives of several prominent Northridge families – a crime someone desperately wants to expose, and avenge.