In a remote clinic in 18th-century Italy, a lonely girl writes to her mother. She tells of pale English aristocrats and mysterious Russian nobles. She tells of intrigues and secrets, and strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. And she tells about the enigmatic Mrs Pond, who arrives with her husband and her physician. What she doesn´t tell her mother is the truth that everyone knows and no one says - that the only people who come here do so to die.
The #1 New York Times bestselling historical epic, the Century Trilogy, now in one deluxe boxed set. Ken Follett follows the fortunes of five international families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they make their way through the 20th century. The boxed set includes all three volumes: Fall of Giants, Winter of the World, and Edge of Eternity. ´´[Follett] is a commanding storyteller who has taken on an impossibly large task and accomplished it with passion, intelligence, and skill.´´ -The Washington Post ´´Follett is masterly in conveying so much drama and historical information so vividly . . . grippingly told.´´ -The New York Times Book Review Look out for Ken´s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn: Three fundamental techniques in handling people. The six ways to make people like you. The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking. The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Stanislav Ivanov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000372/bk_zaot_000372_sample.mp3.
The Long Hangover reveals a lost generation: the millions of Russians who lost their country and the subsequent attempts to restore to them a sense of purpose. Now in paperback with a revised preface, this book presents deep analysis and vibrant reportage, exploring the legacy of the Soviet collapse and how it has affected both life in Russia and Putin´s policies.
Drummer Ahmir Thompson, otherwise known as ´´?uestlove´´ of the hip-hop group The Roots and writer Gary Shtenyngart on this edition of Fresh Air. The Grammy award-winning sextet has six albums to its credit. Their latest CD is Phrenolog. Their first single from the album is ´´Break You Off.´´ The group is just beginning a nationwide tour. Gary Shteyngart´s debut novel, The Russian Debutante´s Handbook, received critical acclaim and is now out in paperback. The main character of the book, like Shteyngart, is a Russian-American Jew who emigrated to the U.S. as a child. In a New York Times Magazine cover article, Daniel Zalewski wrote, ´´Gary Shteyngart has rewritten the classic immigrant narrative - starring a sarcastic slacker instead of a grateful striver. And after all his parents have done for him!´´ (Original Broadcast Dates: February 6, 2003 and July 2, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030606/rt_whyy_030606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The plague of frogs has ended, but earth will never be the same, and the fractured B.P.R.D. struggles to battle dangerous monsters and humans alike, from a trailer-park cult to a Russian town ravaged by a zombie-like virus. Guy Davis´s final B.P.R.D. story sets the stage for Tyler Crook´s (Harrow County) backwoods-horror debut, as Liz Sherman hides from a world that she helped push toward armageddon, and Abe Sapien is shot down by a girl who´s seen the world to come. This is the first hardcover edition of the B.P.R.D Hell on Earth series, and collects the first three trade paperback volumes of the B.P.R.D Hell on Earth series (New World, Gods and Monsters, and Russia) plus an expanded sketch book section. Perfect for collectors, and new readers!
From top 100 and international Amazon best-selling author Anita Gray comes an emotionally addictive dark romance series of suspense, hope, and true love. ´´Captivating Dark Romance,” says Anna Zaires, New York Times best-selling author.Bought. Conditioned. Sold to the enemy. My name is Blaire. I´m head of security to a man who controls the Russian underworld in Europe. His name is Maksim, and he´s my master. He bought me 10 years ago and conditioned me with brutality to worship and protect him. And I have protected him. I´ve slain everyone who has tried to do him harm. Everyone but a man he loans me to; a man who threatens to break me and everything in which I believe. You´re going to need a strong stomach and a strong heart to follow my story, because take my word for it, it´s no fairy tale. Blaire is part one in the Dark Romance series.BLAI2E, part two in the Dark Romance series, is out now on eBook (enrolled in KU), and it is available in paperback. Audiobook coming soon. BLAIR3, part three in the Dark Romance series, coming soon. BL4IRE, part four in the Dark Romance series, coming soon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shirl Rae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126401/bk_acx0_126401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that ´´suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.´´ He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer´s--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer´s epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer´s highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber´s death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others´ actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. ´´I have no doubt that Boukreev´s intentions were good on summit day,´´ writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. ´´What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev´s refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn´t the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients.´´ As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air´s denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer´s tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev´s version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended ´´to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment.´´ According to the Academy´s citation, ´´Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind.´´