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- Autor: Marie Colvin
- Editor: HarperPress
- Data de publicação: 2012-04-26
- Número de páginas: 567 pages
- Tag: front, collected, journalism, marie, colvin
Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria. Winner of the Orwell Special Prize ‘On the Front Line’ is a collection of her finest work, a portion of the proceeds from which will go to the Marie Colvin Memorial Fund.
Marie Colvin held a profound belief in the pursuit of truth, and the courage and humanity of her work was deeply admired. On the Front Line includes her various interviews with Yasser Arafat and Colonel Gadaffi; reports from East Timor in 1999 where she shamed the UN into protecting its refugees; accounts of her terrifying escape from the Russian army in Chechnya; and reports from the strongholds of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers where she was hit by shrapnel, leaving her blind in one eye.
Typically, however, her new eye-patch only reinforced Colvin’s sense of humour and selfless conviction. She returned quickly to the front line, reporting on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and, lately, the Arab Spring.
Immediate and compelling, On the Front Line is a street-view of the historic events that have shaped the last 25 years, from an award-winning foreign correspondent and the outstanding journalist of her generation.
- Autor: Lindsey Hilsum
- Editor: Vintage Digital
- Data de publicação: 2018-11-01
- Número de páginas: 416 pages
- Tag: extremis, correspondent, marie, colvin
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **
‘It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.’ Marie Colvin, 2001
Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. With fierce compassion and honesty, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, fractured by conflict and genocide, going in further and staying longer than anyone else. In Sri Lanka in 2001, Marie was hit by a grenade and lost the sight in her left eye - resulting in her trademark eye patch - and in 2012 she was killed in Syria. Like her hero, the legendary reporter Martha Gellhorn, she sought to bear witness to the horrifying truths of war, to write ‘the first draft of history’ and crucially to shine a light on the suffering of ordinary people.
Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, this is the story of the most daring war reporter of her age. Drawing on unpublished diaries and notebooks, and interviews with Marie’s friends, family and colleagues, In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age, and the life of a woman who defied convention.
- Autor: Nick Coleman
- Editor: Counterpoint
- Data de publicação: 2018-11-13
- ISBN: 1640091157
- Número de páginas: 320 pages
- Tag: voices, great, singer, change
A personal exploration of what singing means and how it works, Voices is a book about our deepest, most telling relationships with music. Nick Coleman examines the act of singing not as a performance, but as a close, difficult moment of hopeful connection. What does it do to us, emotionally and psychologically, to listen hard and habitually to somebody else’s singing? Why is human song so essential to our lives? The book asks many other questions, too: Why did Jagger and Lennon sing like that (and not like this)? Billie, Janis, Amy: must the voices of anguish always dissolve into spectacle? What makes us turn again and again to a singing human voice?
The history of postwar popular music is often told sociologically or in terms of musicological influence and innovation in style. Voices offers a different, intimate perspective. In ten discrete but cohering essays, Coleman tackles the arc of that history as an emotional experience with real psychological consequences. He writes about the voices that have affected the ways he feels about and understands the world―from Aretha Franklin to Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye to David Bowie. Ultimately, Voices is the story of what it is to listen and be moved―what it is to feel emotion.
A Kick for a Bite; or, Review Upon Review; With a Critical Essay, on the Works of Mrs. S. Rowson; in a Letter to the Editor, or Editors, of the ... Line of Quotation in French]. Second Edition seleção on-line livro
- Autor: Anonymous
- Editor: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
- Data de publicação: 2018-04-23
- ISBN: 1385367377
- Número de páginas: 36 pages
- Tag: review, review, critical, essay, works, rowson, letter, editor, editors, quotation, french, second, edition
Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary.
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- Autor: The Editors of LIFE
- Editor: LIFE
- Data de publicação: 2017-06-23
- Número de páginas: 96 pages
- Tag: heroes, world, women, their, lives
History comes to life with 20 powerful stories of true heroes of World War II, including stunning photographs from the LIFE archive. Some of these men and women were celebrated—like Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy. Others are less well-known, like Joe Foss, the Daredevil of Guadalcanal, and the fearless British spy Violette Szabo. But all of these heroes, renowned or unsung, helped turn the tide of war, on and off the battlefields. Beautifully written by the experts at LIFE and illustrated with the magazine’s breathtaking you-are-there photojournalism, these essays capture amazing stories of ingenuity, bravery, and sacrifice. A meaningful keepsake, LIFE Heroes of World War II is an inspiring reminder of the power of the human spirit.
- Autor: The Editors of TIME-LIFE
- Editor: TIME-LIFE
- Data de publicação: 2016-06-01
- Número de páginas: 96 pages
- Tag: civil, front, lines, sumter, appomattox
Written in the trademark style of TIME LIFE that marries compelling photography and illustration to thoughtful yet accessible text and graphics, The Civil War, On the Front Lines covers every facet of the war from the political and cultural divides that sparked the war, to life on the front lines for soldiers, slavery, and the war at home, to a country, once again united and transformed. Whether you’re a Civil War buff or just in search of a little more information, The Civil War, On the Front Lines will bring you a thorough overview of the war that has continued to affect America.
Stop Facebook from Spying on You...: And Other Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy (English Edition) seleção on-line livro
- Autor: The Editors of Bottom Line Personal
- Editor: Bottom Line Publications
- Data de publicação: 2015-03-13
- Número de páginas: 52 pages
- Tag: facebook, spying, other, protect, online, privacy, english, edition
* Six ways Facebook could be compromising your private information and what you can do about it.
* The biggest password mistakes…and how to create the safest passwords possible.
* Yes, you CAN block annoying Internet ads
* Shrewd privacy defense when using Wi-Fi.
* How to keep hackers out of your on-line accounts.
* Retail stores are spying on you, too. Do this to find what info they have.
* The ultimate security when someone hacks your e-mail address book.
* The vital phone setting that protects against viruses when you download apps.
* What to do about troubling information about you that you just can’t erase.
* Simple browsing tricks that won’t allow websites or their advertisers to track your digital doings. One key: Click on the secret triangle!
* How to protect yourself from “Friends’” postings that could harm your reputation.
* Cloud storage is vulnerable, too. 4 ways to safeguard your backup. Don’t let them steal your photos, either!
* Beware: Any e-mail sent through your employer’s computer network can be read by your boss—even if you send them from your personal tablet or smartphone. What you must do when sending a private e-mail or text from the workplace.
* How to keep your movements, your purchases and your past private.
* FBI officials can read messages that are more than six months old without a warrant. Two ways to prevent it.
* The free service that stops those irritating robocalls from calling you.
* The essential (and lifesaving!) steps to take now to avoid medical privacy problems later.
* How to totally disappear when you need to evade a dangerous person who is trying to find you.
And much, much more.
Credit Score Secrets: How to Boost Your Score and Spend Much Less on the Money You Borrow (English Edition) seleção on-line livro
- Editor: Bottom Line Publications
- Data de publicação: 2015-05-27
- Número de páginas: 59 pages
- Tag: credit, score, secrets, boost, score, spend, money, borrow, english, edition
* The four-step plan that gives you better odds of getting an error on your credit report corrected. (Consumers who follow the usual advice often have their complaints rejected.)
* How to protect your score from harmful practices by retailers and credit-reporting agencies.
* Where to get an absolutely free credit score, no strings attached. (And watch out for the $1 credit score offer.)
* Little-known way to boost your credit limit.
* Secret consumer scores…and how companies use them against you.
* The common mortgage mistakes to avoid.
* The new rules of home-equity lines of credit.
* Secrets to getting the best deal on an auto lease.
* Smart moves that restore your credit score in as little as three years. Plus: Three well-known credit-repair strategies that you never want to use.
* The absolute best way to monitor your credit score.
* Before you choose a lender, cellular-service provider or utility company, ask this vital question. The wrong answer can harm your credit.
* Borrowing mistakes that credit card holders don’t know they’re making.
* Purchases you should buy only with cash…plus the types of purchases that boost your score (so indulge!).
* The right way to cancel a credit card with an outstanding balance. (And the right time to cancel—it’s not when you think.)
* Mortgage refinancing trap—when less costs you more.
* And much, much more
The Vermont-Quebec Border: Life on the Line (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (English Edition) seleção on-line livro
- Autor: Matthew Farfan
- Editor: Arcadia Publishing
- Data de publicação: 2009-05-04
- Número de páginas: 128 pages
- Tag: vermont, quebec, border, images, america, arcadia, publishing, english, edition
- Autor: Heather Hendershot
- Editor: Broadside e-books
- Data de publicação: 2016-10-04
- Número de páginas: 430 pages
- Tag: debate, william, buckley, liberal, america, firing
A unique and compelling portrait of William F. Buckley as the champion of conservative ideas in an age of liberal dominance, taking on the smartest adversaries he could find while singlehandedly reinventing the role of public intellectual in the network television era.
When Firing Line premiered on American television in 1966, just two years after Barry Goldwater’s devastating defeat, liberalism was ascendant. Though the left seemed to have decisively won the hearts and minds of the electorate, the show’s creator and host, William F. Buckley—relishing his role as a public contrarian—made the case for conservative ideas, believing that his side would ultimately win because its arguments were better. As the founder of the right’s flagship journal, National Review, Buckley spoke to likeminded readers. With Firing Line, he reached beyond conservative enclaves, engaging millions of Americans across the political spectrum.
Each week on Firing Line, Buckley and his guests—the cream of America’s intellectual class, such as Tom Wolfe, Noam Chomsky, Norman Mailer, Henry Kissinger, and Milton Friedman—debated the urgent issues of the day, bringing politics, culture, and economics into American living rooms as never before. Buckley himself was an exemplary host; he never appealed to emotion and prejudice; he engaged his guests with a unique and entertaining combination of principle, wit, fact, a truly fearsome vocabulary, and genuine affection for his adversaries.
Drawing on archival material, interviews, and transcripts, Open to Debate provides a richly detailed portrait of this widely respected ideological warrior, showing him in action as never before. Much more than just the story of a television show, Hendershot’s book provides a history of American public intellectual life from the 1960s through the 1980s—one of the most contentious eras in our history—and shows how Buckley led the way in drawing America to conservatism during those years.