14/2/19. Presented here in a new and complete translation is the Japanese classic Okagami, an historical talc that mirrors a man's life and the times in which he lived. Dating from the late eleventh or early twelfth century, it focuses on Fujiwara Michinaga, the leading political figure in the great family that dominated the court during most of the Helan period.
The first documented, systematic study of guerrilla warfare, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide. Based on Mao's own experiences and his interpretations of the classic strategies of Sun-tzu, it concisely explains why guerrilla activities should be integrated into conventional military activities and discusses the organization and operation of guerrilla units.
4/11/17. JEAN-BAPTISTE GRENOUILLE, born in eighteenth-century Paris and abandoned on the street, discovers he has an extraordinary – almost superhuman – sense of smell. As he sniffs his way across France, this gift is exploited by Grenouille to make the world's most marvellous perfumes. Yet in seeking perfection in his experiments, he realises that a vital ingredient is missing for the perfect scent: innocence.
Jack Aubrey and his particular friend Stephen Maturin are in the naval service of England during the early 19th century.
Old Prague has one record. Statistically expressed, it lies in the number of ghosts relating to one square kilometre. Every medieval castle or palace worth the name in Europe has its ghost wandering roundits corridors at night, but Prague has scores of such buildings. Many of its ghosts are not limited to the interiors of these centruries' old buildings, but steal stealthily round the city's courtyards, passageways and narrow streets - for example, the ghost of a French major has to march at a rapid pace in order to cover his whole area at midnight.
In this mind-expanding work, physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D., explores the world of human creativity—the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment—through the lens of quantum physics, and offers up a unique way to nurture and enhance your own creativity. According to quantum physics, reality occurs on two levels: possibility and actuality. Goswami uses this same duality to explore what he calls 'quantum thinking,' which focuses on two levels of thinking—the conscious mind of actuality and the unconscious mind of possibility. He then poses questions that probe the wellspring of creation that exists in each of us. What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there? And through this inquiry, he lays out a guidebook for understanding the power of the mind to access creativity in a whole new way.Combining the art of creativity with the objectivity of science, Quantum Creativity uses empirical data to support this new method of thinking and outlines how to harness our innate abilities in order to live more creatively. In short, Goswami teaches you how to think quantum to be creative.
The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. After five dark and gritty Kinsey Milhone mysteries, Grafton changes tone, giving readers a lighthearted novel featuring a wide range of characters, from a spoiled rich girl just out of prison to a too-good-to-be-true (and single) cop who seems to have the hots for Kinsey.
The underlying theme of the book is that the belief in a divine power, the Creator, is not in contradiction with the acceptance of scientific rationale.
Pinned down on the Ludendorff Bridge they were conscious only of the screaming passage of shells and the storm of small arms fire directed at them. They could see the Germans still frenziedly attempting toblow the bridge - and them with it - into the Rhine. Few of the US Infantrymen expected to reach the east bank alive.
Poems selected and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker. 1977
An account of the part Raoul Wallenberg played during World War II in saving the lives of around 100,000 Jews in Hungary. He was subsequently taken prisoner by the Russians and since then has never again been seen or heard of in the West.
2/5/17. Snare drum backbeat plus electric guitar: the simple formula that launched the rock star, and contemporary teen culture along with it. Today, rock 'n' roll seems to define postwar American culture, especially in its impact abroad. Though its inception is often imagined as sudden and seismic, it was, of course, a gradual and complex transition from boogie-woogie to the stardom of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley. A thorough survey of rock 'n' roll's bloodline would even reach back as far as 1939, a time when the electric guitar's role was mostly played by piano or saxophone. Rock 'n' Roll 39-59 does this, with the assistance of some of the genre's finest photographers. Bruce Davidson, Wayne Miller, Robert W. Kelley, Esther Bubley, Eve Arnold and Ernest C. Withers are all here, amid a wealth of visual props, including priceless period posters, records, rare souvenirs, photographs and film stills, and indices of the movement's key venues, events, artists, producers and people. This book describes a lively mess of genres, from boogie-woogie to blues, gospel, big band jazz, country and, most of all, rhythm and blues--interbreeding against a backdrop of colossal social change, and culminating in the rock 'n' roll explosion of the mid-1950s.
THIS BOOK is a detailed history of sadism and sadists, but it is more than that.,Here the reasons for such behavior are clinically laid bare in the light of modern science and the hopes for its detection and prevention in the future realistically appraised. It is a major and definitive work.A DOCUMENTED STUDY OF THE STRANGE ECSTASIES THAT SOME HUMAN DEINGS FIND IN THE INFLICTION OF PAIN.
28/12/16. The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg--the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture.
Siamese Bestiary. London: Wildwood House Limited, 1979.Paperback.Inktpentekeningen en teksten. In English language.Aan de voorzijde iets geel.
The 47 legends that form this book have crystallized around some of Beijing's most celebrated sights. Here are the "just-so stories" of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Fragrant Hills, the Summer Palace, the Lama Temple, the Gate of Heavenly Peace and many others, told as earthily and redolently as only Beijingers can. Reminisce or whet your appetite: a little extra bit of Beijing will be yours.
Field Marshal William Joseph "Bill"Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, KStJ (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970) was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia.He fought in both the First and Second world wars and was wounded in action three times. During World War II he led the 14th Army, the so-called "forgotten army" in the Burma campaign. From 1953 to 1959 he was Governor-General of Australia, regarded by many Australians as an authentic war hero who had fought with the Anzacs at Gallipoli.
Suspenseful sorties up the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. A. Kent schrijft ook onder de naam Douglas Reeman.
First published in 1965, "Small Wonder: The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen Beetle" is the most successful book of all time on the Beetle. Originally selling over 1.2 million copies, "Small Wonder" is often quoted as the source by many subsequent histories. Now, Bentley Publishers is releasing this new edition, with new foreword by the author, in honor of the new Beetle and the renewed interest in the original Beetle.
12/1/17. Chip Taylor is the legendary songwriter of such as "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" and his songs have been performed by Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and Willie Nelson among countless others. In the early 70s, Taylor began performing his own songs and helped create the country-rock genre. However, Taylor never had much success as a performer due, in part, to his addiction to gambling on the horse races. He refused to tour in support of his albums because he didn't want to be away from the race track. Recensie(s) Chip Taylor schreef wereldhits als Wild Thing, (the Troggs), I Can't Let Go (the Hollies) en Try (Janis Joplin). Als uitvoerend artiest had hij veel minder succes. Zijn gokverslaving (paardenraces) was daarvoor mede verantwoordelijk. Toen hij in 1976 op tournee Nederland aandeed, belandde hij in een warm bad. Zijn optredens waren succesvol en hij maakte vrienden. Pas decennia later lukte het hem te stoppen met gokken, richtte hij zich volledig op de muziek en ontmoette hij violiste Carrie Rodriguez met wie hij intensief ging samenwerken. In 2007 kwam hij, met Carrie, terug naar Nederland. In dit boek vertelt Taylor in korte hoofdstukjes over zijn leven als muzikant, zijn donkere jaren als gokker en de sympathie die hij voelt voor Nederland. Hij laat zich kennen als een zachtaardig type, die de mensen om zich heen graag complimentjes geeft. Op de bijgevoegde volwaardige cd staan mooie blues- en country-achtige liedjes. Een aantal daarvan is voor mensen die hij ontmoette (onder anderen Leo Blokhuis). Fullcolor en speels opgemaakt boek, vol kleurenfoto's.Ria Warmerdam