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Nils en het geheime genootschap

  10/02/2012       merlinsL      0 Comments

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Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, née Ericsson, was a Swedish childrens book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series.

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Cody Quan Act I: Broken Faith

  10/02/2012       squall198700      0 Comments

Cody Quan achieved the model minority dream. In his early twenties, he had his own house, a decently paying job and a clean record. But through the insistence of a new intern named Mindy, he took a bold first step into breaking out of his comfort zone. With a style that invokes wit, charm, honesty and sarcasm, new author Louis Leung details the plight of a modern-day Asian-American male who struggles through faith, love, social stigmas and being his own person. The first act of Cody Quan breaks the illusions of what Cody thought to be the perfect life and details the complex relationships of race, religion and the American Dream.

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Jim Henson: The Biography

  10/02/2012       Rainptf      0 Comments

For the first time ever-a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth-centurys most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson.He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were only part of his remarkable story.This extraordinary biography--written with the generous cooperation of the Henson family--covers the full arc of Hensons all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in Washington D.C., New York, and London, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age fifty-three. Drawing on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Jim Hensons family, friends, and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives--including never-before-seen interviews, business documents, and Hensons private letters--Brian Jay Jones explores the creation of the Muppets, Hensons contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, and his nearly ten year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television. Jones provides the imaginative context for Hensons non-Muppet projects, including the richly imagined worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth-as well as fascinating misfires like Hensons dream of opening an inflatable psychedelic nightclub or of staging an elaborate, all-puppet Broadway show.An uncommonly intimate portrait, Jim Henson captures all the facets of this American original: the master craftsman who revolutionized the presentation of puppets on television, the savvy businessman whose deal making prowess won him a reputation as the new Walt Disney, and the creative team leader whose collaborative ethos earned him the undying loyalty of everyone who worked for him. Here also is insight into Hensons intensely private personal life: his Christian Science upbringing; his love of fast cars, high-stakes gambling, and expensive art; and his weakness for women. Though an optimist by nature, Henson was haunted by the notion that he would not have time to do all the things he wanted to do in life-a fear that his heartbreaking final hours would prove all too well-founded.An up-close look at the charmed life of a legend, Jim Henson gives the full measure to a man whose joyful genius transcended age, language, geography, and culture-and continues to beguile audiences worldwide.

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Seeing the World and Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context

  10/02/2012       Elfeater      0 Comments

This book aims to create a Christian theology of wisdom for the present day, in discussion with two sets of conversation-partners. The first are writers of the wisdom literature in ancient Israel and the Jewish community in Alexandria. Here, special attention is given to the biblical books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. The second conversation-partners are philosophers and thinkers of the late-modern age, among them Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, Julia Kristeva, Paul Ricoeur and Hannah Arendt. In the late-modern period there has been a reaction against an inherited conception of the conscious and rational self as mastering and even subjugating the world around, and there has been an attempt to overcome the consequent split between the subject and objects of observation. Paul S. Fiddes enters into dialogue with these late-modern concerns about the relation between the self and the world, proposing that the wisdom which is indicated by the ancient Hebraic concept of okmah integrates a practical wisdom of handling daily experience with the kind of wisdom which is attunement to the world and ultimately to God as creator and sustainer of all. Fiddes brings detailed exegesis of texts from the ancient wisdom literature into interaction with an account of the subject in late-modern thought, in order to form a theology in which seeing the world is knowing a God whose transcendent reality is always immanent in the signs and bodies of the world. He thus argues that participation in a triune, relational God shapes a wisdom that addresses problems of a dominating self, and opens the human person to others.

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Krieg (Erzähler unserer Zeit, #3)

  10/02/2012       dion      0 Comments

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Various

Various is the correct author for any book with multiple unknown authors, and is acceptable for books with multiple known authors, especially if not all are known or the list is very long (over 50).If an editor is known, however, Various is not necessary. List the name of the editor as the primary author (with role editor). Contributing authors names follow it.Note: WorldCat is an excellent resource for finding author information and contents of anthologies.

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Võ Nguyên Giáp

  10/02/2012       Azgerd      0 Comments

Đây l� cuốn sách được giới sử học Pháp đánh giá l� một trong những tác phẩm giá trị nhất viết về Võ Nguyên Giáp, nh� quân sự lỗi lạc, vị tướng lĩnh t� i ba, nhân vật nổi bật của lịch sử hiện đại Việt Nam v� thế giới thế kỷ 20.Tác giả l� người Pháp, một th� nh viên của nhóm trí thức mác-xít hoạt động công khai tại S� i Gòn năm 1947, sau n� y ông ra Bắc xin v� o h� ng ngũ Việt Minh v� tham gia kháng chiến chống Pháp. Những năm 1950, ông ra Việt Bắc l� m công tác địch vận, tham gia cải tạo tù binh Pháp. Năm 1954, ông về H� Nội l� m cho báo tiếng Pháp Le Viêt Nam en marche (Việt Nam tiến bước), sau đổi l� Le Courrier du Viêt Nam (Tin Việt Nam). Cộng tác viên của Nh� xuất bản Ngoại văn (H� Nội) v� tạp chí Etudes vietnamiennes (Nghiên cứu Việt Nam). Năm 1964, ông trở về Pháp, bảo vệ luận án tiến sĩ sử học về đề t� i Việt Nam, sau đó l� m giáo sư trường Đại học Paris VII, giảng dạy về lịch sử hiện đại Việt Nam. Ông l� tác giả của nhiều công trình nghiên cứu v� b� i báo viết về Việt Nam có giá trị như: Phan Bội Châu, Giap... Ông cũng l� dịch giả đã giới thiệu nhiều tác phẩm Việt Nam ra tiếng Pháp, như Tắt đèn của Ngô Tất Tố, Dế mèn phiêu lưu ký của Tô Ho� i, Đại thắng mùa xuân của Văn Tiến Dũng...Cuốn VÕ NGUYÊN GIÁP (nguyên bản tiếng Pháp l� Giap) l� một phần trong luận án tiến sĩ của ông. Ông sử dụng tiếng Việt th� nh thạo, tham khảo nhiều tư liệu chính thống của Việt Nam, kết hợp với nhiều nguồn sách báo nước ngo� i nên trong cuốn sách của ông có nhiều t� i liệu v� nhiều quan điểm, đánh giá mới mẻ.Trong tác phẩm n� y:Tác giả đã khắc họa rõ nét, sinh động chân dung Đại tướng Võ Nguyên Giáp từ khi còn l� một cậu bé cho tới khi trở th� nh vị chỉ huy của quân đội Việt Nam trong sự tham chiếu, so sánh giữa nhiều nguồn tư liệu khác nhau.Ngo� i những chi tiết nói về những chiến tích của Đại tướng Võ Nguyên Giáp, không có gì khác biệt so với các cuốn sách khác của các tác giả phương Tây, còn có những chi tiết rất thú vị cho chúng ta biết về năm sinh của Đại tướng, những đoạn viết nói rõ âm mưu hiểm độc của thực dân Pháp có ý định mua chuộc cậu học sinh trung học Võ Nguyên Giáp, nhưng kết quả ngược lại, Võ Nguyên Giáp đã trở th� nh học trò xuất sắc của Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh, người đã chỉ huy to� n quân dân đánh bại ba đế quốc lớn v� các thế lực phản động khác.Có những hiểu lầm về vị Đại tướng huyền thoại đã được tác giả l� m rõ v� tìm ra sự thật bằng những t� i liệu phong phú v� xác thực.

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The Tree and the Light

  10/02/2012       tigrman      0 Comments

There once was a legendary place of wonder and beauty. Never in its history has there been a place like this. At the center of this world was the Tree. It was gigantic by all comparisons, and a peaceful people lived in and under this colossus. All seemed well, but there was a secret among the people; a fear that was never voiced, a shadow that was creeping. It moved into their land, made war against them, and did something unthinkable that shook the world. When all hope seemed to fade a great Light burst forth. The Light will have the power to rescue, restore, and renew their blackened planet. The Tree and the Light is a unique allegorical story that is family friendly. It weaves together an adventerous tale that holds some of the greatest themes: hope, good vs. evil, a hero, rescue, restoration, and salvation.

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WatersView

  10/02/2012       zdz12      0 Comments

This book is dedicated to the following : Tabitha Baker (my daughter) You have taught me patience, and to strive and succeed , I love you so very much ! To Cheyenne Baker (My daughter) You are a kind and sweet little girl who loves unconditionally , I am so proud to be your mother , Last but not least Quinton Baker(my son) for always knowing when to give mommy your hugs and giving them to me even when I dont ask for them . I love you my son. Through the years I have been a mother , my children have also been my teachers and have also showed me how to find inspiration in the smallest of things, and so I pass on the inspiration to the people who read this book. May you dream big and never stop believing in love , hope and faith that everything works out just as it should and in its own time . Lou Doutt ! Thank you for taking two minutes to share a link that led me here, I am forever grateful ! and to those who never stopped believing in me even when it was hard for me to believe in myself . This book of poetry is for all of you . From the time I was 14 years old , I have written hundreds of poems and I grabbed every chance of inspiration and love I could . These are my words that are an outcome of all that soaked up inspiration and events that took place with me and those around me . I hope you find the inspiration you need by reading this book .

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Raven Seek Thy Brother(Ring of Bright Water #3)

  10/02/2012       aboode_ksa      0 Comments

The conclusion to Gavin Maxwells Camusfearna trilogy is both heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure. As with the previous instalment, THE ROCKS REMAIN, a lot of the material in RAVEN SEEK THY BROTHER focuses on the various problems and misfortunes that Maxwell experienced during the mid to late 60s: he was plagued by ill health and financial difficulties, and at times the book appears to be a catalogue of things that went wrong. His failures to establish a new home for his beloved otters and to start an Eider colony on one of the islands are particularly gruelling.And yet, and yet...at the outset of the book, Maxwell admits that his previous book was deliberately downbeat and pessimistic, in order to put off the general public from plaguing him at his retreat. The old magics back here, and in the few, all to brief moments we get to spend with the otters - for Edal, Teko, Mossy and Monday are all back - the quality of the prose becomes magical once more and even surpasses that of RING OF BRIGHT WATER. The closing, all too brief final chapters are particularly spellbinding, and had this softie of a reader in tears. I only wish the traumatic events of the epilogue could have been expanded upon, as I wanted to know more about just what happened in 1968; to this end, Ive just ordered Richard Freres MAXWELLS GHOST which I hope has a bit more information about that (as well as acting as an unofficial fourth volume of the trilogy).

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