They have no graves, no markers of ever having existed. The millions of people murdered by the Nazis live on only in the memories of the survivors. In his seventy ninth year, Andor Schwartz was driven to record the lives of his family and friends who perished. Writing with the instincts of a born storyteller, Andor takes us back to the world of ...
The dream of pure freedom in the South Pacific islands has never died on the mainland; sometimes it's more of an ache than a dream. Over time and through the mill of popular culture, the dream has been distilled into two enduring images: the hula dancer and the tiki god. This book displays over 500 color images of collectible hula dancers and tiki gods with which readers can have a little exotic fun and maybe catch a tropical thrill along the way. The hula dance provided an escape in its original culture, and here the dancers are shown in sections devoted to flat images, three-dimensions, crank girls, and Hollywood's versions from the twentieth century. The tiki gods that 1960s surfers wore for luck around their necks may have deeper meanings as well, and became the most important symbol of cool adulthood that mainland youngsters could imagine. Here lamps, figures, posters, and souvenirs all come together for entertainment and enjoyment. All dreamers of tropical pleasures will covet copies of this book to linger over. And the values guide will bring them quickly and happily back to reality.
صدرت أخيرا (غوايات.. تتسلق جدران القلب) عن دار أثر بالدمام ضمن مطبوعات نادي الشرقية الأدبي، وهي عبارة عن كتابة مفتوحة على كل الأجناس الأدبية، فهي تحمل نفس الحكاية بلغة شعرية مطعمة بنصوص نثرية تحمل أبعادا فلسفية تتماهى بين السخرية والرومانتيك، الإصدار يقع في 93 صفحة من القطع المتوسط، وهو خلاصة تجربة إنسانية مدرسية لا تخلو من الفنتازيا، كتبت قبل أكثر من 15 عاما وأعيدت كتابتها بعد إصرار وتشجيع العديد من الأصدقاء النبلاء في مقدمتهم الصديق الشاعر طلال الطويرقي.
There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. Peston wrote WTF because the elections of Trump, the Corbyn surge, the vote for Brexit all challenged how he thought the world could and should be run. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the ons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, how to raise living standards for all, and what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media. These are the challenges of our age, because the combination of economic stagnation and a technological revolution is killing jobs, enriching the few and undermining the institutions we used to trust as the foundations of the state. What and who can we believe when it is almost impossible to know whether posts on Facebook and Twitter are hard news or the fabrication of a Russian agent? As in his bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, Robert Peston draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist, to show us what has gone bad, and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. WTF is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.
"Silent Tears "reveals the challenges, abuse, and control the author experienced during her marriage to a former pastor and her motivation to no longer be a victim but to become the victor. This book will be an inspiration to anyone who has been victimized in their life.
Cat was perfectly happy as the pampered pet of her devoted mistress—even with the irritating Hound in residence—until Fairy Godmother changed her to a young woman to help servant girl, Cinderella, catch her duke. That success has now gifted the animals temporary humanity and released them into the world to fend for themselves. Cat hatches a scheme to find herself a rich husband—with help from the other animals and a secret stash of her owner's money. Hound's only plan is to ruin Cat's plan. As if learning the rules of polite society weren't difficult enough, London is awash with murders, courtesy of Shadow Man. He kills his victims to leech magic from them and transformed animals are chock full of magic. When circumstances throw Cat and Hound into the path of Shadow Man, they must find a way to escape his clutches and end the Season with their human forms intact. Through the candlelit ballrooms of society's upper echelons and across the dark and narrow streets of London, Shadow Man will become the predator and Cat and Hound, his prey.
When fledging London reporter, Lindsay Wyngate, is handed the assignment of her life - to write an article about handsome oil magnate Trevor Carlton, she is intrigued to learn that the interview requires her to spend a long summer weekend at Trevor's Yorkshire country estate. The intrigue intensifies as Trevor escorts Lindsay around the grounds of his rambling estate. Despite a nearly disastrous horseback ride, their mutual attraction deepens at the society event of the summer. What starts out as a chance to further her career by interviewing a mysterious man, who distrusts her as much as she distrusts him, turns into more. Will Lindsay's discoveries about Trevor's private life and business unexpectedly change his life - and hers - forever?