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.
27/2/18. From the earliest humanoid design concepts of da Vinci and Tesla, to the cutting-edge robotics of the present, a celebration of all things robot covers robot construction, the ways robotics are being combined with the human body, the advantages and consequences of artificial intelligence, and more.
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.
Sister Moon Lodge: The Power & Mystery of Menstruation.As women redefine who we are in today's society, an awareness of goddess and female spirituality begins to awaken in our minds and hearts. In our pursuit of self-empowerment, we are discovering a base of shamanic power that has been inherent in all women throughout history. These shamanic powers lie dormant in a very natural part of a woman's physiology: her menstrual cycle. Each month when a woman bleeds, she fully enacts her power. Yet many women are extremely ignorant of this power and its effects because a patriarchal society has convinced us to regard menstruation as an evil, shameful and inconvenient part of our lives; a part to hide and keep secret.
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
21/12/17. Soul Coaching is a four-week program dedicated to an in-depth clearing and cleansing of the different aspects of your life: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.
Mr. Van Het Reve's work in English first found acknowledgement in the American literary magazine 'The Paris Review' which published 'The Acrobat' in 1954 and 'Gossamer' in de following year. We are proud to be the first to publish both of these, together with 'The Winter' and 'The Foreign Boy', in the present volume. It is impossible to describe these terrifying stories adequately in a few lines. We can only invite you to read them and to experience their full horror and greatness which is the horror and greatness of life.
13/2/18. In 1631, Gustav Adolphus of Sweden - the creator of the first national army - scored a notable victory at Breitenfeld in the Thirty Years War. In 1815, Napoleon was defeated by Wellington and Blucher at Waterloo. This was the age of battles - romantic, even glorious in their spectacle - a period of nearly 200 years when military endeavour was dominated by the quest for the climactic battle of annihilation in which the fate of continents might be decided in a single afternoon. This study recreates the grand-scale battles of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries and examines their historical circumstances, the strategic thinking and the personalities of the military commanders, the tactical manoeuvring on the battle field, the role of armaments and the performance of the fighting men. Other books by the author include "The American Way", "A History of the United States Army" and "Eisenhower's Lieutenants: the Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945".
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams. Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing. With Paulo Coelho's visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.
6/4/17. This volume explores how the Greeks created and re-created their past in physical terms in both objects and images: those that are recoverable, those that are mentioned in texts, or those that may be imagined. It offers insights into the making of myth and the exceptional imagination of a people building the first modern civilization out of the relics of the past. The ancient Greeks drew upon their phyical environment not just to illustrate the past but also in many ways to invent: massive fossil bones were the remains of giants; strange rocks were petrified heroines; Bronze Age walls and tombs were the work of titans; and artefacts from the past became Achille's spear, Helen's necklace and Hercules' cup. The Greeks could point to where Poseidon struck the Acropolis with his trident, to Athena's olive tree, to Odysseus' cave in Ithaca. They worked out what Oeidipus' Sphinx looked like, and found Memnon crying to his mother Dawn in an Egyptian statue. It all enhanced their sense of Greekness and history, and it attracted the Roman tourist too: Julius Caesar was warned to tread carefully in the long grass at Troy lest he step on Hector's ghost.
Building on Gottfried Semper's materialist theory of architecture, Spuybroek takes us from a philosophy of technology to a surprisingly historical argumentation that insistently revives the words of John Ruskin, William Hogarth and Wilhelm Worringer.