The Dancer Upstairs

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407063545
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The Dancer Upstairs from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. This novel explores one of the most astonishing stories in the whole history of twentieth century terrorism. Colonel Rejas was the policeman charged with the task of capturing the Peruvian guerrilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he finds the burden of silence and secrecy too heavy. On meeting Dyer, a foreign correspondent, he is moved to relate the tortuous progress of the manhunt for the first time. The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John le Carré - tense, intricate and heartbreaking.

Cinematic Terror

Author: Tony Shaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 144115809X
Size: 25.79 MB
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Cinematic Terror from the Author: Tony Shaw. Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In the process, it takes us on a journey from the first Age of Terror that helped trigger World War One to the Global War on Terror that divides countries and families today. Tony Shaw looks beyond Hollywood to pinpoint important trends in the ways that film industries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East have defined terrorism down the decades. Drawing on a vast array of studio archives, government documentation, personal interviews and box office records, Shaw examines the mechanics of cinematic terrorism and challenges assumptions about the links between political violence and propaganda.

Fodor S Peru

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0891419462
Size: 35.55 MB
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Fodor S Peru from the Author: Fodor's. For many travelers, this is the trip of a lifetime: Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Fodor’s Peru ebook edition provides expert advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca. Expanded Coverage: Focused coverage on Peru’s essential, must-see destinations includes new restaurants and hotels. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Features such as Top Attractions, Great Itineraries, packing advice, and frequently asked questions make planning simple. Extensive information on trusted tour operators allows travelers to book with confidence. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car, bus, and train. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Peru ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Code Switching

Author: Penelope Gardner-Chloros
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139478354
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Code Switching from the Author: Penelope Gardner-Chloros. It is quite commonplace for bilingual speakers to use two or more languages, dialects or varieties in the same conversation, without any apparent effort. The phenomenon, known as code-switching, has become a major focus of attention in linguistics. This concise and original study explores how, when and where code-switching occurs. Drawing on a diverse range of examples from medieval manuscripts to rap music, novels to advertisements, emails to political speeches, and above all everyday conversation, it argues that code-switching can only be properly understood if we study it from a variety of perspectives. It shows how sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, grammatical and developmental aspects of code-switching are all interdependent, and findings in each area are crucial to others. Breaking down barriers across the discipline of linguistics, this pioneering book confronts fundamental questions about what a 'native language' is, and whether languages can be meaningfully studied outside of the individuals who use them.

The New Yorker Theater And Other Scenes From A Life At The Movies

Author: Toby Talbot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519826
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The New Yorker Theater And Other Scenes From A Life At The Movies from the Author: Toby Talbot. The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge films from around the world were screened for an eager audience, including the city's most influential producers, directors, critics, and writers. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sontag, Andrew Sarris, and Pauline Kael, among many others, would make the New Yorker their home, trusting in the owners' impeccable taste and incorporating much of what they viewed into their work. In this irresistible memoir, Toby Talbot, co-owner and proud "matron" of the New Yorker Theater, reveals the story behind Manhattan's wild and wonderful affair with art-house film. With her husband Dan, Talbot showcased a range of eclectic films, introducing French New Wave and New German cinema, along with other groundbreaking genres and styles. As Vietnam protests and the struggle for civil rights raged outside, the Talbots also took the lead in distributing political films, such as Bernard Bertolucci's Before the Revolution, and documentaries, such as Shoah and Point of Order. Talbot enhances her stories with selections from the New Yorker's essential archives, including program notes by Jack Kerouac, Jules Feiffer, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonas Mekas, Jack Gelber, and Harold Humes. These artifacts testify to the deeply engaged and collaborative spirit behind each showing, and they illuminate the myriad& mdash;and often entertaining& mdash;aspects of theater operation. All in all, Talbot's tales capture the highs and lows of a thrilling era in filmmaking.

Latino Image Makers In Hollywood

Author: Frank Javier Garcia Berumen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476614113
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Latino Image Makers In Hollywood from the Author: Frank Javier Garcia Berumen. Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.

A Citizen S Guide To Terrorism And Counterterrorism

Author: Christopher C. Harmon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134662645
Size: 58.85 MB
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A Citizen S Guide To Terrorism And Counterterrorism from the Author: Christopher C. Harmon. This Citizen’s Guide addresses the public policy issues of terrorism and counterterrorism in the United States after Bin Laden’s death. Written for the thinking citizen and student alike, this succinct and up-to-date book takes a "grand strategy" approach toward terrorism and uses examples and issues drawn from present-day perpetrators and actors. Christopher Harmon, a veteran academic of military theory who has also instructed U.S. and foreign military officers, organizes his book into four sections. He first introduces the problem of America’s continued vulnerability to terrorist attack by reviewing the long line of recent attacks and attempts against the U.S., focusing specifically on New York City. Part II examines the varied ways in which the U.S. is already fighting terrorism, highlighting the labors of diverse experts, government offices, intelligence and military personnel, and foreign allies. The book outlines the various aspects of the U.S. strategy, including intelligence, diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic counterterrorism, and law and law-making. Next, Harmon sketches the prospects for further action, steering clear of simple partisanship and instead listing recommendations with pros and cons and also including factual stories of how individual citizens have made a difference in the national effort against terrorism. This concise book will contribute to our understanding of the problems surrounding terrorism and counterterrorism—and the approaches the United States may take to meet them—in the early 21st century

Upstairs Girls

Author: Michael Rutter
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560373575
Size: 40.91 MB
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Upstairs Girls from the Author: Michael Rutter. "Discusses the history of prostitution in the American West, including: the moral purity movement, madams, Chinese sex trade, prostitutes who followed the railroad, mining camps, and military posts. Offers profiles on 14 prostitutes and madams"--Providedby publisher.

Menschenkind

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499244209
Size: 60.88 MB
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Menschenkind from the Author: Toni Morrison.

Bruce Chatwin

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407074334
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Bruce Chatwin from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. Bruce Chatwin's death in 1989 brought a meteoric career to an abrupt end, since he burst onto the literary scene in 1977 with his first book, In Patagonia. Chatwin himself was different things to different people: a journalist, a photographer, an art collector, a restless traveller and a bestselling author; he was also a married man, an active homosexual, a socialite who loved to mix with the rich and famous, and a single-minded loner who explored the limits of extreme solitude. From unrestricted access to Chatwin's private notebooks, diaries and letters, Nicholas Shakespeare has compiled the definitive biography of one of the most charismatic and elusive literary figures of our time. 'A magnificent work of empathy and detection' Colin Thubron, Sunday Times 'Utterly compelling' Philip Marsden, Mail on Sunday 'A fascinating account of the man behind the myth' Ian Thomson, Guardian