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Tinderbox

By James Andrew Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 1250623995
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Tinderbox tells the exclusive, explosive, uninhibited true story of HBO and how it burst onto the American scene and screen to detonate a revolution and transform our relationship with television forever. The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, The Wire, Succession...HBO has long been the home of epic shows, as well as the source for brilliant new movies, news-making documentaries, and controversial sports journalism. By thinking big, trashing tired formulas, and killing off cliches long past their primes, HBO shook off the shackles of convention and led the way to a bolder world of content, opening the door to all that was new, original, and worthy of our attention. In Tinderbox, award-winning journalist James Andrew Miller uncovers a bottomless trove of secrets and surprises, revealing new conflicts, insights, and analysis. As he did to great acclaim with SNL in Live from New York; with ESPN in Those Guys Have All the Fun; and with talent agency CAA in Powerhouse, Miller continues his record of extraordinary access to the most important voices, this time speaking with talents ranging from Abrams (J. J.) to Zendaya, as well as every single living president of HBO—and hundreds of other major players. Over the course of more than 750 interviews with key sources, Miller reveals how fraught HBO’s journey has been, capturing the drama and the comedy off-camera and inside boardrooms as HBO created and mobilized a daring new content universe, and, in doing so, reshaped storytelling and upended our entertainment lives forever.

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'It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met...' Moonlight, sake, spring blossom, idle moments, a woman's hair - these exquisite reflections on life's fleeting pleasures by a thirteenth-century Japanese monk are delicately attuned to nature and the senses. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Yoshida Kenko (c. 1283-1352). Kenko's work is included in Penguin Classics in Essays in Idleness and Hojoki.

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  • Pdf File: the-classic-fairytales-2.pdf

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Three timeless tales retold for the stage by one of the UK’s most renowned writers of plays for children and young people, Charles Way. His plays appeal to audiences of all ages, are translated into many languages and perfomed internationally. This collection includes The Golden Goose, The Tinderbox and Sinbad – The Untold Tale. THE TINDERBOX: This is truly magical entertainment, a beautifully crafted show. --The Stage SINBAD - THE UNTOLD TALE This fabulous new adventure by acclaimed children s playwright Charles Way is a Christmas treat families will remember forever. --The Keswick Reminder THE GOLDEN GOOSE: Charles Way transforms A Midsummer Night s Dream into a lively and magical mid-winter adventure. --The Guardian CHARLES WAY Charles began writing plays in 1978 when he joined Leeds Playhouse TIE team. He has written over 40 plays, many of them for young people. His plays 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'The Search for Odysseus' were both nominated as Best Children's Play by the Writer's Guild with 'A Spell of Cold Weather' winning the award in 1996. His play about the percussionist Evelyn Glennie, 'Playing from the heart' was nominated as Best Children's Show by the TMA. Other plays include: 'The Flood', 'One Snowy Night' [Chichester Festival Theatre], and 'The Night Before Christmas ' [Polka Theatre]. Charles' plays for adults include adaptations of Bruce Chatwin's 'On the Black Hill' and Halldor Laxness' 'Independent People'. In Wales, he has long associations with Gwent Theatre, The Sherman Theatre and Hijinx Theatre, for whom he has written 'In the Bleak Midwinter', and 'Ill Met by Moonlight.' He was recently commissioned by the National Theatre to write 'Alice in the News', which children all over Britain have performed. Other new plays include: 'Still Life ' [Plymouth Theatre Royal], and 'The Long Way Home', for New Perspectives Theatre/CIAO Festival. In 2004, Charles won the Arts Council's Children's Award for his play 'Red Red Shoes' [Unicorn Theatre/The Place] and 'Merlin and the Cave of Dreams' [Imagination Stage] was nominated in USA for a Helen Hayes award for the outstanding new play of 2004 . Charles has written many plays for radio, and a TV poem for BBC2, 'No Borders', set on the Welsh borders, where he lives and has spent most of his creative life.

A History of the European Restorations

By Michael Broers,Ambrogio A. Caiani,Stephen Bann
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 178672653X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: a-history-of-the-european-restorations.pdf

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The second volume shines a light on the cultural and social changes that took place during the epoch of European Restorations, when the death of the Napoleonic empire existed as a crucial moment for contemporaries. Expanding the transnational approach of Volume I, the chapters focus on the transmutation of ordinary experiences of war into folklore and popular culture, the emergence of grassroots radical politics and conspiracies on the Left and Right, and the relationship between literacy and religion, with new cases included from Spain, Norway and Russia. A wide-ranging and impressive work, this book completes a collection on the history of the European Restorations.

Flashpoint Series Collection

By Rachel Grant
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  • Publisher : Janus Publishing
  • Book Code : 194457123X
  • Total of Pages : 1400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 139
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Four pulse-pounding, edge of your seat, steamy military thrillers! Collection includes the first three books in the series—all named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year—plus as an added bonus, INFERNO, an explosive Flashpoint Series novella! “An enthralling, heart-pounding masterpiece!” ★★★★★ - New York Times bestselling author Annika Martin “Grant blows it out of the park with Inferno, an action adventure extravaganza masquerading as a novella.” ★★★★★ – New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson “Romantic suspense done right and to the max. Don't miss it.” - All About Romance Desert Isle Keeper Review “Grant expertly braids together action and romance in a propulsive, page-turning suspense thriller.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The adventure heats up in TINDERBOX, when an archaeologist races across the desert to seek protection at a US military base and is saved from an explosion by a solder who kindles a different kind of fire. Temperatures rise further in CATALYST, when an American aid worker is abducted and her only hope for rescue is the Green Beret she once wronged. In FIRESTORM, a CIA operator and Special Forces soldier set off to stop a coup and find a conspiracy that could ignite all of Africa, while in INFERNO, government relations have reached the flashpoint, and a diplomat and Green Beret must work together to douse the flames. Collection includes: TINDERBOX (Flashpoint #1) CATALYST (Flashpoint #2) FIRESTORM (Flashpoint #3) INFERNO (A Flashpoint Series novella) Topics: military thriller, political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, thriller, mystery, hot romance, women's romance, action and adventure, Special Forces, Green Beret, military romance, special ops romance, archaeology, paleoanthropology, anthropology, alpha hero, strong heroine, CIA, espionage, special operator heroine, anthropology, USAID, US Army, SOCOM, Native American, multicultural and interracial, African American, Hispanic, Puerto Rico, international, Africa, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Morocco, Rachel Grant, Flashpoint Series.

Tinder Box

By Anthony P. Hatch
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 0897338022
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : History
  • Members : 297
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This the 100th anniversary of one of worst man-made disasters of the 20th century. When the Iroquois Theatre opened in Chicago on November 23, 1903, it was considered one of the grandest structures of its day, a monument to modern design and technology, as well as "absolutely fireproof." This was a theatre that would rival any in New York or Paris. Instead it became the funeral pyre for hundreds of victims. Tony Hatch, former CBS reporter and Emmy Award winner, tells the grisly story in meticulous, riveting detail, based on more than forty years of research, including many exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses. In Tinder Box, he tells the Iroquois story as it has never been told before. In a rush to open the theatre on time, corners were cut, and the Iroquois lacked the most basic fire-fighting equipment: sprinklers, fire alarm boxes, backstage telephone, exit signs and functioning asbestos curtain. Some exists, for aesthetic reasons, were hidden behind heavy draperies, doors opened inward and exterior fire escapes were unfinished. But Chicago officials, the theatre owners and managers, the contractor, stagehands—all looked the other way. Then, on December 30, 1903, disaster struck. The theatre was packed, overcrowded with a standing-room-only audience, mostly women and children who had come to see the popular comedian Eddie Foy perform in the musical fantasy Mr. Bluebeard. A short circuit in a single backstage spotlight touched off a small fire that, in minutes, erupted into an uncontrollable blaze. More than 600 people died. Because of the magnitude of the catastrophe and the obvious corruption that allowed it to happen, building and fire laws were changed to prevent it everhappening again. Tinder Box is a riveting history of a traumatic and costly calamity.

The Tinder-Box

By Maria Thompson Daviess
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 890
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"The Tinder-Box" by Maria Thompson Daviess. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Tinder Box

By H.J. "Walt" Walter
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 149075198X
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 206
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This is the fictional account of Naval Aviator John Walker and his adventures in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. His story begins in Monterey, California where he is recruited by the CIA as an intelligence gatherer while still serving in the U.S. Navy. He is transferred to Naval Station Sangley Point where he is assigned to fly a camera equipped DC-3 to assist him in his tasks. His first encounters are with the Hukbalahuk in Luzon. Landing his DC-3 on a beach to gain information on the Huks. Other missions outside the Philippines include Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan which bring intrigue to the story. His flight to Indonesia brings the United States close to war as John is forced down by a Mig 21 then protested by a mob at the airport and his hotel where unsatisfied protesters burn the British Embassy to vent their frustration in being unable to get to John and his crew. Back in the Philippines John has his first of many interactions with the Abu Sayyaf. After the first two his life is threatened and he is transferred to the United States where he is recruited as a full time field agent for the CIA. After a cooling off period he returns under cover to the Philippines as the Naval Attaché attached to the American Embassy. He continues his efforts to help the Philippine Military bring the Abu Sayyaf under control but is finally forced to leave the Philippines under threat of his life. Before leaving he is honored by the Philippines for his actions in helping maintain the stability of the government. His conclusions about the situation shows the increased Chinese influence in the country through many insurgent sources.

The Tinder Box

By Hans Christian Andersen
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 872641810X
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 590
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A soldier returning from war meets a wicked witch on his path. She promises him great riches if he will dive to the bottom of a hollow tree for her. In this tree, there are three chambers, each with a chest full of silver. All that the witch wants in return is for him to retrieve her old lighter as well... Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Match Girl". His books have been translated into every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

The Politics of Magic

By Qinna Shen
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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814339042
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: the-politics-of-magic.pdf

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From Paul Verhoeven’s The Cold Heart in 1950 to Konrad Petzold’s The Story of the Goose Princess and Her Loyal Horse Falada in 1989, East Germany’s state-sponsored film company, DEFA (Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft), produced over forty feature-length, live-action fairy-tale films based on nineteenth-century folk and literary tales. While many of these films were popular successes and paved the way for the studio’s other films to enter the global market, DEFA’s fairy-tale corpus has not been studied in its entirety. In The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films, Qinna Shen fills this gap by analyzing the films on thematic and formal levels and examining their embedded agendas in relation to the cultural politics of the German Democratic Republic. In five chapters, Shen compares the films with earlier print versions of the same stories and analyzes revisions made in DEFA’s film adaptations. She also distinguishes the DEFA fairy-tale films from National Socialist, West German, and Disney adaptations of the same tales. Her archival work reconstitutes the cultural-historical context in which films were produced and received, and incorporates the films into the larger narrative of DEFA. For the first time, the banned DEFA fairy-tale comedy, The Robe (1961/1991), is discussed in depth. The book’s title The Politics of Magic is not intended to suggest that DEFA fairy-tale films were merely mouthpieces of official ideology and propaganda. On the contrary, Shen shows that the films run the gamut from politically dogmatic to implicitly subversive, from kitschy to experimental. She argues that the fairy-tale cloak permitted them to convey ideology in a subtle, indirect manner that allowed viewers to forget Cold War politics for a while and to delve into a world of magic where politics took on an allegorical form. The fact that some DEFA fairy-tale films developed an international audience (particularly The Story of Little Mook and Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella) not only attests to these films’ universal appeal but also to the surprising marketability of this branch of GDR cinema and its impact beyond the GDR’s own narrow temporal and geographic boundaries. Shen’s study will be significant reading for teachers and students of folklore studies and for scholars of German, Eastern European, cultural, film, media, and gender studies.

Silas Marner

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 9176393135
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: silas-marner.pdf

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"I think Silas Marner holds a higher place than any of the author's works," said Henry James of this classic George Eliot novel. When a little girl wanders into a random house one cold night, the lives of two different men are about to change dramatically. The house is owned by the town outsider, Silas Marner, and upon finding the girl’s mother dead in the snow, he decides to adopt her. Little does he know that the girl’s biological father is the rich Godfrey Cass, who now considers himself off the hook and free to marry the girl he loves. Published in 1862, Silas Marner is a simple and subtle story that explores the relationship between the individual and the community. George Eliot (1819-1880) is the pseudonym of the female writer Mary Ann Evans. She chose a male pen name in order to separate her fiction from her other writing and so it would be judged more objectively. Her novel Middlemarch (1871) is considered one the greatest in the English language.

Andersen's Fairy Tales and Stories

By Hans Christian Andersen
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: andersen-s-fairy-tales-and-stories.pdf

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Andersen's initial attempts at writing fairy tales were revisions of stories that he heard as a child. Andersen then brought this genre to a new level by writing a vast number of fairy tales that were both bold and original. Initially they were not met with recognition, due partly to the difficulty in translating them and capturing his genius for humor and dark pathos. It was during 1835 that Andersen published the first two installments of his immortal Fairy Tales (Danish: Eventyr; lit. "fantastic tales"). More stories, completing the first volume, were published in 1837. The collection comprises nine tales, including "The Tinderbox", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly. At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels, O.T. (1836) and Only a Fiddler (1837); the latter was reviewed by the young Søren Kierkegaard. After a visit to Sweden in 1837, Andersen became inspired by Scandinavism and committed himself to writing a poem that would convey the relatedness of Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians. It was in July 1839, during a visit to the island of Funen, that Andersen first wrote the text of his poem, Jeg er en Skandinav ("I am a Scandinavian"). Andersen composed the poem to capture "the beauty of the Nordic spirit, the way the three sister nations have gradually grown together", as part of a Scandinavian national anthem. Composer Otto Lindblad set the poem to music, and the composition was published in January 1840. Its popularity peaked in 1845, after which it was seldom sung. Andersen spent two weeks at the Augustenborg Palace in the autumn of 1844. Andersen returned to the fairy tale genre in 1838 with another collection, Fairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection. First Booklet (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling), which consists of "The Daisy", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", and "The Wild Swans". The year 1845 heralded a breakthrough for Andersen with the publication of four different translations of his fairy tales. "The Little Mermaid" appeared in the periodical Bentley's Miscellany. It was followed by a second volume, Wonderful Stories for Children. Two other volumes enthusiastically received were A Danish Story Book and Danish Fairy Tales and Legends. A review that appeared in the London journal The Athenæum (February 1846) said of Wonderful Stories, "This is a book full of life and fancy; a book for grandfathers no less than grandchildren, not a word of which will be skipped by those who have it once in hand." Andersen would continue to write fairy tales, and he published them in installments until 1872.

Hacking Sales

By Max Altschuler
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119281679
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 354
  • Pdf File: hacking-sales.pdf

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Stay ahead of the sales evolution with a more efficient approach to everything Hacking Sales helps you transform your sales process using the next generation of tools, tactics and strategies. Author Max Altschuler has dedicated his business to helping companies build modern, efficient, high tech sales processes that generate more revenue while using fewer resources. In this book, he shows you the most effective changes you can make, starting today, to evolve your sales and continually raise the bar. You’ll walk through the entire sales process from start to finish, learning critical hacks every step of the way. Find and capture your lowest-hanging fruit at the top of the funnel, build massive lead lists using ICP and TAM, utilize multiple prospecting strategies, perfect your follow-ups, nurture leads, outsource where advantageous, and much more. Build, refine, and enhance your pipeline over time, close deals faster, and use the right tools for the job—this book is your roadmap to fast and efficient revenue growth. Without a reliable process, you’re disjointed, disorganized, and ultimately, underperforming. Whether you’re building a sales process from scratch or looking to become your company’s rock star, this book shows you how to make it happen. Identify your Ideal Customer and your Total Addressable Market Build massive lead lists and properly target your campaigns Learn effective hacks for messaging and social media outreach Overcome customer objections before they happen The economy is evolving, the customer is evolving, and sales itself is evolving. Forty percent of the Fortune 500 from the year 2000 were absent from the Fortune 500 in the year 2015, precisely because they failed to evolve. Today’s sales environment is very much a “keep up or get left behind” paradigm, but you need to do better to excel. Hacking Sales shows you how to get ahead of everyone else with focused effort and the most effective approach to modern sales.

Fantastic Worlds

By Eric S. Rabkin
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199839190
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 451
  • Pdf File: fantastic-worlds.pdf

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As the first international anthology to cover the entire scope of fantastic narrative, Fantastic Worlds presents over fifty tales, myths, and stories, ranging from Genesis to Ovid, Hans Christian Andersen to J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe to James Thurber, and Franz Kafka to Italo Calvino. Including tales of fairies and elves, ghost stories, high fantasy, and stories of social criticism and the conflict between science and religion, this volume presents a diverse selection of writings that all share the same capacity to liberate the human spirit through the wild mental acrobatics of fantasy.