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Steele, Jack: A Husband by Proxy
22,90 € *
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Erscheinungsdatum: 20.02.2013, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: A Husband by Proxy, Autor: Steele, Jack, Verlag: TREDITION CLASSICS, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 244, Informationen: HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 406 gr, Verkäufer: averdo

Anbieter: averdo
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The Cold War
15,36 € *
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'Masterly ... a book of resounding importance for appraising our global future as well as understanding our past' Richard Davenport-Hines, The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year'A masterful survey that will set the standard for Cold War scholarship for years to come' Jonathan Steele, London Review of BooksAs Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of the USA and USSR and the near-total collapse of most of their rivals created a unique, grim new environment: the Cold War.For over forty years the demands of the Cold War shaped the life of almost all of us. There was no part of the world where East and West did not, ultimately, demand a blind and absolute allegiance, and nowhere into which the West and East did not reach. Countries as remote from each other as Korea, Angola and Cuba were defined by their allegiances. Almost all civil wars became proxy conflicts for the superpowers. Europe was seemingly split in two indefinitely.Arne Westad's remarkable new book is the first to have the distance from these events and the ambition to create a convincing, powerful narrative of the Cold War. The book is genuinely global in its reach and captures the dramas and agonies of a period always overshadowed by the horror of nuclear war and which, for millions of people, was not 'cold' at all: a time of relentless violence, squandered opportunities and moral failure.

Anbieter: Dodax
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The Cold War
19,90 CHF *
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'Masterly ... a book of resounding importance for appraising our global future as well as understanding our past' Richard Davenport-Hines, The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year 'A masterful survey that will set the standard for Cold War scholarship for years to come' Jonathan Steele, London Review of Books As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of the USA and USSR and the near-total collapse of most of their rivals created a unique, grim new environment: the Cold War. For over forty years the demands of the Cold War shaped the life of almost all of us. There was no part of the world where East and West did not, ultimately, demand a blind and absolute allegiance, and nowhere into which the West and East did not reach. Countries as remote from each other as Korea, Angola and Cuba were defined by their allegiances. Almost all civil wars became proxy conflicts for the superpowers. Europe was seemingly split in two indefinitely. Arne Westad's remarkable new book is the first to have the distance from these events and the ambition to create a convincing, powerful narrative of the Cold War. The book is genuinely global in its reach and captures the dramas and agonies of a period always overshadowed by the horror of nuclear war and which, for millions of people, was not 'cold' at all: a time of relentless violence, squandered opportunities and moral failure.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Lit House
21,90 CHF *
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Al Basile is a singer-songwriter and cornetist whose blues CDs have been called 'the most literate blues releases ever.' Throughout his 40 year music career he has also written formal poetry whose music is completely contained in the words. 'A Lit House' is the collection of that other body of his work. Most people know Al Basile as a musician: a singer-songwriter and cornetist who has had a long career in blues circles and whose discography as a solo artist is extensive and internationally celebrated. His work with blues great Duke Robillard has led to his participation in two Grammy nominated projects under Duke's name, and he has been nominated twice by the Blues Music Foundation for BMAs as best horn player. As a child, however, he was fascinated by theoretical physics and balanced the beginnings of his musical training with early efforts at writing blank verse. At Brown he abandoned the physics program and spent his time writing fiction, poetry, and plays, including musicals for which he provided book and lyrics. He began his professional music career with the pioneering Rhode Island based jump blues band Roomful of Blues in the mid-Seventies. Later he taught English, Music, and Physics at the Providence Country Day School in Rumford, RI. His writing, particularly of poetry and songs, continued unabated throughout. While not organized or intended as an autobiography, this collection touches on many of the periods and most of the concerns of Al Basile's life. There are narratives of his family history, including his immigrant grandparents' childhoods in Sicily, and marriage by proxy on Ellis Island in 1920; poems that deal with the lives, marriage, and death of his parents, as well as his own conception against long odds; and character studies of relatives and others who had profound influences on him as a child. There are poems about performing and recording, baseball, mythic tales of the history of blues songs, breeding muscle-bound flies, essays on nature, and accounts of childhood lessons learned, from the value of money to the effects of crucifixion. Throughout there is a combination of the scientist's goal of clarity in understanding and expression, and the musician's ear for the colors of words and the tension of musical phrases against the rhythmic ground of meter. Often deceptively conversational, these poems reveal themselves in all their dimensions when read aloud. Quotes from contemporary poets on Al Basile's work in this book: Al Basile's poems have style, joy, and - above all - verve.  Sometimes they unfold with the lyric expansiveness of great jazz solos.  Sometimes they shine as beautifully jeweled miniatures. What a pleasure to read a book of poems with such unabashed energy. Dana Gioia Al Basile's playful ease with the pentameter line bespeaks a sensibility trained in the subtleties of musical rhythm and voice.  Turn almost anywhere in this rich collection from five decades and you'll find 'an instinct for the game, and more.' R. S. Gwynn While A Lit House harbors some nicely turned sonnets, Al Basile's characteristic form is the blank verse essay, which he manages with entertaining ease. Whether writing about music or baseball, childhood friends or the frail and aging Jorge Luis Borges, he trains a fresh and sympathetic eye on his subject. 'We love it when the ring of truth is strange,' he says, and this observation could almost serve as a motto for his poems, for they repeatedly arrest us with both their stable truths and their appealing surprises. Timothy Steele

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 27.10.2020
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The Cold War
9,99 € *
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'Masterly ... a book of resounding importance for appraising our global future as well as understanding our past' Richard Davenport-Hines, The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year 'A masterful survey that will set the standard for Cold War scholarship for years to come' Jonathan Steele, London Review of Books As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of the USA and USSR and the near-total collapse of most of their rivals created a unique, grim new environment: the Cold War. For over forty years the demands of the Cold War shaped the life of almost all of us. There was no part of the world where East and West did not, ultimately, demand a blind and absolute allegiance, and nowhere into which the West and East did not reach. Countries as remote from each other as Korea, Angola and Cuba were defined by their allegiances. Almost all civil wars became proxy conflicts for the superpowers. Europe was seemingly split in two indefinitely. Arne Westad's remarkable new book is the first to have the distance from these events and the ambition to create a convincing, powerful narrative of the Cold War. The book is genuinely global in its reach and captures the dramas and agonies of a period always overshadowed by the horror of nuclear war and which, for millions of people, was not 'cold' at all: a time of relentless violence, squandered opportunities and moral failure.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 27.10.2020
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Lit House
18,49 € *
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Al Basile is a singer-songwriter and cornetist whose blues CDs have been called 'the most literate blues releases ever.' Throughout his 40 year music career he has also written formal poetry whose music is completely contained in the words. 'A Lit House' is the collection of that other body of his work. Most people know Al Basile as a musician: a singer-songwriter and cornetist who has had a long career in blues circles and whose discography as a solo artist is extensive and internationally celebrated. His work with blues great Duke Robillard has led to his participation in two Grammy nominated projects under Duke's name, and he has been nominated twice by the Blues Music Foundation for BMAs as best horn player. As a child, however, he was fascinated by theoretical physics and balanced the beginnings of his musical training with early efforts at writing blank verse. At Brown he abandoned the physics program and spent his time writing fiction, poetry, and plays, including musicals for which he provided book and lyrics. He began his professional music career with the pioneering Rhode Island based jump blues band Roomful of Blues in the mid-Seventies. Later he taught English, Music, and Physics at the Providence Country Day School in Rumford, RI. His writing, particularly of poetry and songs, continued unabated throughout. While not organized or intended as an autobiography, this collection touches on many of the periods and most of the concerns of Al Basile's life. There are narratives of his family history, including his immigrant grandparents' childhoods in Sicily, and marriage by proxy on Ellis Island in 1920; poems that deal with the lives, marriage, and death of his parents, as well as his own conception against long odds; and character studies of relatives and others who had profound influences on him as a child. There are poems about performing and recording, baseball, mythic tales of the history of blues songs, breeding muscle-bound flies, essays on nature, and accounts of childhood lessons learned, from the value of money to the effects of crucifixion. Throughout there is a combination of the scientist's goal of clarity in understanding and expression, and the musician's ear for the colors of words and the tension of musical phrases against the rhythmic ground of meter. Often deceptively conversational, these poems reveal themselves in all their dimensions when read aloud. Quotes from contemporary poets on Al Basile's work in this book: Al Basile's poems have style, joy, and - above all - verve.  Sometimes they unfold with the lyric expansiveness of great jazz solos.  Sometimes they shine as beautifully jeweled miniatures. What a pleasure to read a book of poems with such unabashed energy. Dana Gioia Al Basile's playful ease with the pentameter line bespeaks a sensibility trained in the subtleties of musical rhythm and voice.  Turn almost anywhere in this rich collection from five decades and you'll find 'an instinct for the game, and more.' R. S. Gwynn While A Lit House harbors some nicely turned sonnets, Al Basile's characteristic form is the blank verse essay, which he manages with entertaining ease. Whether writing about music or baseball, childhood friends or the frail and aging Jorge Luis Borges, he trains a fresh and sympathetic eye on his subject. 'We love it when the ring of truth is strange,' he says, and this observation could almost serve as a motto for his poems, for they repeatedly arrest us with both their stable truths and their appealing surprises. Timothy Steele

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 27.10.2020
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