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Bittersweet romantic comedy from writer-director Cameron Crowe. When Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is fired from the shoe company he works for after losing them hundreds of millions of dollars, he is also dumped at the same time by his girlfriend. Deciding to kill himself, Drew's life is saved at the last minute by the news that his father has died, and that he wanted Drew to carry out his final wishes. On the flight back home, Drew meets feisty air hostess Claire (Kirsten Dunst), and as they gradually fall in love, Drew begins to find new purpose in his life. But before he does, will he be able to survive the memorial service and his eccentric family in the small town where he grew up?
Yimou Zhang (House of Flying Daggers, Hero) directs this Chinese historical war drama set in 1937 during the Japanese army's notorious 'Rape of Nanjing'. Sent to Nanjing to bury the foreign head-priest of a convent for Catholic girls, American mortician John Miller (Christian Bale) arrives shortly after the city is bombed and invaded by Japanese forces. Miller and his group of resident teenage schoolgirls soon find themselves thrown together with a group of local prostitutes who arrive at the convent seeking shelter from the pillaging Japanese soldiers. After hiding the prostitutes in the cellar, Miller, posing as the convent's priest, embarks on a desperate plan to prevent the schoolgirls from falling into the hands of the marauding Japanese army.
Western starring Brad Pitt as the legendary Wild West outlaw Jesse James. To those he robbed and terrorised, he may have been just a criminal, but in the sensational newspaper articles and dime novels chronicling the James Gang throughout the 1870s, Jesse was the object of awe and admiration. Foremost among his admirers was Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), an idealistic and ambitious young man who had devoted his life to the hope of one day riding alongside his idol. When Robert is recruited into James' notorious gang, he eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and when he and his brother Charley (Sam Rockwell) sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.
Even before the Pilgrims landed in 1620, Cape Cod and its islands
promised paradise to visitors, both native and European. In Paul
Schneider's sure hands, the story of this waterland created by
glaciers and refined by storms and tides -- and of its varied
inhabitants -- becomes an irresistible biography of a place.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Topographische Anatomie Des Vorderhalses Beim Kaninchen Und Der Kehlkopf Desselben: Mit 2 Lithogr. Color. Tafeln Paul Schneider Hirschwald, 1868
All 29 episodes of the first season of the classic science fiction series that boldly goes where no man has gone before. In 'The Man Trap' the crew discover that the uninhabited 'M' class planet that they are performing tests on may not be entirely devoid of life. In 'Charlie X' the crew meet a young man who has picked up unique talents that do not mix well with adolescent angst. In 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' the crew of the Enterprise receive a warning from a ship that was lost over two hundred years before. In 'The Naked Time' the Enterprise crew contract a virus that removes all their inhibitions. In 'The Enemy Within' Kirk beams back to the ship and his evil alter-ego is unleashed. In 'Mudd's Women' the Enterprise encounter an intergalactic con-man and his three beautiful companions. In 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' the crew of the Enterprise discover an eminent scientist who has been missing for five years, but he hides an incredible secret. In 'Miri' the crew discover an exact duplicate of Earth in an alien star system while responding to an antiquated SOS signal. In 'Dagger of the Mind' a criminal manages to stow away on the Enterprise demanding asylum, and Kirk beams down to the planet to investigate. In 'The Corbomite Maneuver' Kirk and the Enterprise are pushed further into deep space where they encounter a spinning cube in space. In the two-part story 'The Menagerie' Spock talks Kirk into travelling to Starbase 11 where he kidnaps Captain Pike, steals the Enterprise and finds himself on trial. In 'The Conscience of the King' Kirk is lured to a planet under false pretenses by Doctor Thomas Leighton, who wants him to prove that a local actor is actually a war criminal. In 'Balance of Terror' dormant enemies the Romulans start to mass their weaponry - and it looks as though the old truce is about to be broken. In 'Shore Leave' the crew find a planet where they should be able to relax, but they soon start seeing strange things like Alice from Wonderland and the White Rabbit. In 'The Galileo Seven' Spock and his team crash land in their shuttle, leaving Kirk with a dilemma in his search. In 'The Squire of Gothos' the Enterprise crew come across a god-like being with a childish sense of humour who turns Kirk into a statue. In 'Arena' Kirk is forced to fight an alien creature in a one-to-one face off on a planet rather than indulge in a space battle. In 'Tomorrow is Yesterday' the crew of the Enterprise find themselves in the 1960s, where they meet an Earth pilot - and soon realise that they may have contaminated the time-line. In 'Court Martial' Kirk faces a disciplinary panel for the death of a crewman who was once a close friend. In 'The Return of the Archons' Kirk discovers a planet inhabited by a peculiarly placid people ruled by a computer deity. In 'Space Seed' the Enterpise comes across an old spaceship floating in deep space, which carries a breed of genetically engineered humans exiled from Earth many years ago led by the angry Khan. In 'A Taste of Armageddon' the ship flies into a sector of space that is part of a war controlled by computers, and is declared a casualty of war. In 'This Side of Paradise' Spock is subjected to some giant spores that unleash his emotions. In 'The Devil in the Dark' the Enterprise crew investigate the murders of many miners on Janus IV, deaths that only started to occur on the discovery of some giant silicon spheres. In 'Errand of Mercy' the Enterprise is despatched to a strategically important area, but Kirk and Spock end up stranded on a planet where the Klingons take over. In 'The Alternative Factor' an uninhabited M-class planet disappears from its system for a short period of time - and when it reappears, there is a mysterious human on the surface. In 'The City on the Edge of Forever' McCoy leaps back in time and threatens to destroy the delicate time line. Kirk and Spock travel after him, and Kirk falls in love with a woman from the twentieth century. Finally, in 'Operation - Annihilate!' the crew investigate outbreaks of insanity, and must dash to save the planet where Kirk's brother lives.
"Schneider's thorough research and vivid writing create a fast-paced, moving story, one that is difficult to believe and impossible to forget." --"The New York Times Book Review" A gripping survival epic, "Brutal Journey" tells the story of an army of would-be conquerors, bound for glory, who landed in Florida in 1528. But only four of the four hundred would survive: eight years and some five thousand miles later, three Spaniards and a black Moroccan wandered out of the wilderness to the north of the Rio Grande and into Cortes's gold-drenched Mexico. The survivors brought nothing back other than their story, but what a tale it was. They had become killers and cannibals, torturers and torture victims, slavers and enslaved. They became faith healers, arms dealers, canoe thieves, spider eaters. They became, in other words, whatever it took to stay alive.
His book is a romance, a story of first love between Americans and
a thing they call "wilderness." For it was in the Adirondacks that
masses of non-Native Americans first learned to cherish the
wilderness as a place of recreation and solace.
French-language musical from director Christophe Honoré that follows 40 years in the life of a woman who comes to maturity amidst the political and social turmoil of the 1960s. Ludivine Sagnier plays the young Madeleine, a 1960s shoe store salesgirl who falls in love with a Czech doctor, Jaromil (Radivoje Bukvic). The pair get married and have a child together, but the relationship fails to outlast the decade and Madeleine soon remarries. However, the older Madeleine (played by Catherine Deneuve), is unable to deny that she remains in love with Jaromil. Even worse, the couple's daughter, Véra (Chiara Mastroianni), appears set to repeat the mistakes of her mother by falling hopelessly in love with an unsuitable man...
The flesh-and-blood story of the outlaw lovers who shot their way across Depression-era America, based on archival research, declassified FBI documents, and interviews
The daring movie revolutionized Hollywood--now the true story of Bonnie and Clyde is told in the lovers' own voices, with verisimilitude and drama to match Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood."
Strictly nonfiction--no dialogue or other material has been made up--and set in the dirt-poor Texas landscape that spawned the star-crossed outlaws, Paul Schneider's brilliantly researched and dramatically crafted tale begins with a daring jailbreak and ends with an ambush and shoot-out that consigns their bullet-riddled bodies to the crumpled front seat of a hopped-up getaway car.
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's relationship was, at the core, a toxic combination of infatuation blended with an instinct for going too far too fast. Without glamorizing the killers, or vilifying the cops, the book, alive with action and high-level entertainment, provides a complete picture of America's most famous outlaw couple and the culture that created them.
In 26 pr zisen und praxisnahen Kapiteln fasst dieses Buch das Wissen zusammen, das Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgen in der Weiterbildung und in ihrem klinischen Alltag zu thoraxchirurgischen Fragestellungen ben tigen. Neben der Diagnostik und speziellen Techniken werden die Themenkomplexe thorakale Notf lle und Traumata, Entz ndungen und Neoplasien ausf hrlich behandelt. Die m glichen Vorgehensweisen und die Auswahl der ad quaten Therapie sind dargestellt, die wichtigsten Eingriffe in Wort und Bild ausf hrlich beschrieben, ebenso die thorakale Bildgebung, das spezifische perioperative Management und spezielle thoraxchirurgische Instrumentarien und Techniken. Die 2. Auflage geht zus tzlich auf Tumoren und Verletzungen des sophagus ein.
A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America
In "Old Man River," Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the center of America's rich history--the Mississippi. Some fifteen thousand years ago, the majestic river provided Paleolithic humans with the routes by which early man began to explore the continent's interior. Since then, the river has been the site of historical significance, from the arrival of Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century to the Civil War. George Washington fought his first battle near the river, and Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman both came to President Lincoln's attention after their spectacular victories on the lower Mississippi.
In the 19th century, home-grown folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and the half-alligator, half-horse, Mike Fink, were creatures of the river. Mark Twain and Herman Melville led their characters down its stream in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Confidence-Man." A conduit of real-life American prowess, the Mississippi is also a river of stories and myth.
Schneider traces the history of the Mississippi from its origins in the deep geologic past to the present. Though the busiest waterway on the planet today, the Mississippi remains a paradox--a devastated product of American ingenuity, and a magnificent natural wonder.
Nachdruck des Originals von 1927 mit 57 Sagen aus Westfalen.
Heinrich Klotz Schon Vitruv forderte vom Architekten eine Vielsei- sten geh ren, das w hrend des ersten Nachkriegs- tigkeit, die nicht erst den "uomo universale" der Re- jahrzehnts an Goldschmiedearbeiten entstanden ist. naissance auszeichnen sollte, sondern dem Baumei- Ein besonderes Kapitel in Schneider-Eslebens Werk ster abverlangt wurde, seit es eine Architekturtheorie nehmen seine Ger te-und M belentw rfe ein. Eini- gab. Wir haben uns abgew hnt, im Zeitalter der Spe- ge Stuhl-, Sessel-, Schul-, B rom bel-und Tischent- zialisierung vom Architekten zu fordern, da er nicht w rfe sind in hohen Auflagen produziert worden; nur H user bauen, sondern auch Maschinen und He- darunter M belst cke, die heute zu den Klassikern bezeuge konstruieren, Festungswerke anlegen k n- der f nfzigerJahregeh ren und in Museen zu finden ne, im Schiffsbau ebenso kenntnisreich sein m sse sind. wie in der Medizin und in der Philosophie. Dem viel- Vielseitig ist Schneider-Esleben auch in seiner Archi- seitig Begabten bringen wir das Mi trauen einer tektur. Vom Einfamilienhaus bis zum Flughafen, von Weit von Vereinseitigten entgegen und tun uns Kirche und Schule bis zu Verwaltungszentren hat er schwer, Vielseitigkeit als Tugend anzuerkennen. ein auff llig breites Spektrum von Bauaufgaben rea- Das Werk des Architekten Paul Schneider-Esleben lisieren k nnen. ist nicht nur vielseitig innerhalb seiner bauk nstleri- Sich mit dem Gesamtwerk Schneider-Eslebens zu schen Dimension; es reicht ber die Grenzen des befassen, hei t also, einen uomo universale kennen- Bauens hinaus, bis in andere Gattungszusammen- zulernen, wie es ihn heute kaum noch gibt. ber- blickt man dieses nun mehr als 35 Jahre umfassende h nge hinein.
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