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The Hasegawa Garden

Book 1 in the Love Stories series. (see for books 2, 3, 4, 5) Steven Thorp’s journalist wife, Chieko Hasegawa, is murdered while investigating a crime in Okinawa supposedly committed by American airmen. Although distraught at American bureaucratic inaction he chooses to memorialize Chieko by planting her favorite persimmon tree in the Hasegawa garden and, as he remembers his happy time spent with her, wonders if he should keep the Hasegawa name alive. When two 13-year old girls are raped and murdered in Okinawa, a Washington based magazine ‘The Herald’ decides to cover the story because American airmen from Kadena air base are suspected of involvement. The magazine assigns the task to Chieko Hasegawa because of her Japanese ancestry. this is ironical because Chieko had rejected Japanese traditions in favor of a western lifestyle early in her life and had earned the irk of her parents, although a rapprochement had been achieved with them at her father’s deathbed. The heinous nature of the crime forces Chieko to cross the boundary of her professional expertise and start acting like a detective.

published on 05-12-2019 - 25 विचार
Dieselpunk

ePulp Showcase 2 This sci-fi smorgasbord serves up 9 retro tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s. It drops you into the deco chiseled cities of alternate Americana, airlifts you to exotic locales, then rockets you to the farthest reaches of yesterday's tomorrows! Witness the otherworldly genesis of Wild Marjoram in a Chicagoland speakeasy as the violence of the all-female Killdeer Gang reaches vigilante-inspired fever pitch in "The Birth." Flying taxis fight for space over New York as Johnny Grant, Private Eye, sifts streets rife with murder and corruption in "The Maltese Spectrum." It's class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow cruise the shadowy streets in search of one good cop in "Ready Fire Aim." Resources dwindle as aqua farming Region 5 Spaceport Terminus pushes maximum population density, and the balance between man and machine collapses in "Bloom."

published on 04-12-2019 - 54 विचार
Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2

This sci-fi smorgasbord serves up 9 retro tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s. It drops you into the deco chiseled cities of alternate Americana, airlifts you to exotic locales, then rockets you to the farthest reaches of yesterday's tomorrows! Witness the otherworldly genesis of Wild Marjoram in a Chicagoland speakeasy as the violence of the all-female Killdeer Gang reaches vigilante-inspired fever pitch in "The Birth." Flying taxis fight for space over New York as Johnny Grant, Private Eye, sifts streets rife with murder and corruption in "The Maltese Spectrum." It's class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow cruise the shadowy streets in search of one good cop in "Ready Fire Aim." Resources dwindle as aqua farming Region 5 Spaceport Terminus pushes maximum population density, and the balance between man and machine collapses in "Bloom."

published on 04-12-2019 - 43 विचार
French Grammar in Context

Authentic texts from a rich variety of sources, literary and journalistic, are used as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of French grammar. Each point is consolidated with a wide range of written and spoken exercises. Grammar is presented not as an end in itself, but as a tool essential to enjoying French, understanding native speakers and communicating effectively with them. Literary texts and poems are taken from renowned French authors such as Albert Camus, Zola, André Malraux, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Stendhal and Jacques Prévert. News sources include Libération, Le Point, Marianne, and Le Monde Diplomatique, in addition to articles from regional papers such as Ouest-France and La Voix du Nord. Lifestyle articles are included from magazines such as Elle. This fourth edition has been updated to include new extracts from writers such as Christiane Rochefort , Raymond Queneau and Roch Carrier. In addition to extra exercises within the book, this new edition is supported by a companion website that offers a wealth of additional interactive exercises to practise and reinforce the material covered. French Grammar in Context is aimed at intermediate and advanced students and is ideal for both independent and class-based study.

published on 25-11-2019 - 71 विचार
LE PETIT LORD

Le Petit Lord Fauntleroy est un roman pour la jeunesse écrit par Frances Hodgson Burnett et publié en 1885 aux États-Unis d'abord sous forme de feuilleton dans le journal St. Nicholas Magazine. Le grand succès du feuilleton mena à sa publication sous forme de livre en 1886.

published on 19-11-2019 - 67 विचार
Titanic

James Cameron was the big winner at Oscar night in Los Angeles in March 1998. His 1997 movie was named Best Picture, winning ten other Oscars, too. As Cameron held up the Oscar, he repeated a famous line from the movie: "I'm the king of the world!" He later joked that "size does matter." It was a dream that Cameron had for a long time. He loved history and he was always interested in the story of the Titanic. Cameron's early movies - for example, The Terminator and Aliens - were full of action. Titanic had plenty of action, too, but the heart of the movie was a love story. Cameron chose two young actors for this. Leonardo DiCaprio played Jack Dawson. Born in 1974, DiCaprio was first seen on TV at the age of five. He became famous in the 1990s with movies like What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and This Boy's Life. Work on Cameron's Titanic was long and difficult for DiCaprio. Kate Winslet played Jack's lover, Rose. The British actress was also born in 1974. Winslet was not interested in small parts in Hollywood movies. She wanted to act in the theater. But soon Kate was in the biggest movie that was ever made. While Cameron was making the movie, not everybody was so sure about its success. It took a long time to make the movie. As it continued, the cost went up and up. It finally cost between $185,000,000 and $200,000,000. The movie's opening was changed from summer of 1997 to December. Many newspapers and magazines wrote stories about the movie like "Titanic Sinks." Titanic was more expensive than any other movie:

published on 18-11-2019 - 129 विचार
DJI Mavic Mini Manual

Manuel du DJI Mavic Mini, le dernier drone de DJI et son poids de seulement 249 grammes, de qualité semi-professionnel.

published on 17-11-2019 - 68 विचार
1984 - Classic Novels and Literature

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) est le plus célèbre roman de George Orwell, publié en 1949. Il décrit une Grande-Bretagne trente ans après une guerre nucléaire entre l'Est et l'Ouest censée avoir eu lieu dans les années 1950 et où s'est instauré un régime de type totalitaire fortement inspiré à la fois du stalinisme et de certains éléments du nazisme1,2. La liberté d'expression n’existe plus. Toutes les pensées sont minutieusement surveillées, et d’immenses affiches sont placardées dans les rues, indiquant à tous que « Big Brother vous regarde » (Big Brother is watching you). 1984 est communément considéré comme une référence du roman d'anticipation, de la dystopie, voire de la science-fiction en général. La principale figure du roman, Big Brother, est devenue une figure métaphorique du régime policier et totalitaire, de la société de la surveillance, ainsi que de la réduction des libertés. En 2005, le magazine Time a d'ailleurs classé 1984 dans sa liste des 100 meilleurs romans et nouvelles de langue anglaise de 1923 à nos jours, liste où se trouve La Ferme des animaux, autre fameux roman d'Orwell3.

published on 15-11-2019 - 111 विचार
La Ferme des animaux

La Ferme des animaux (titre original : Animal Farm. A Fairy Story) est un roman court de George Orwell en dix chapitres, publié en 1945 décrivant une ferme dans laquelle les animaux se révoltent, prennent le pouvoir et chassent les hommes. Il s'agit d'un apologue écrit sous la forme d'une fable animalière, mais également d'une dystopie. Dans ce roman, Orwell propose une satire de la Révolution russe et une critique du régime soviétique, en particulier du stalinisme, et au-delà, des régimes autoritaires et du totalitarisme. Le livre figure dans la liste des cent meilleurs romans de langue anglaise écrits de 1923 à 2005 par le magazine Time

published on 08-11-2019 - 70 विचार
&ç_'

Il décrit une Grande-Bretagne trente ans après une guerre nucléaire entre l'Est et l'Ouest censée avoir eu lieu dans les années 1950 et où s'est instauré un régime de type totalitaire fortement inspiré à la fois du stalinisme et de certains éléments du nazisme1,2. La liberté d'expression n’existe plus. Toutes les pensées sont minutieusement surveillées, et d’immenses affiches sont placardées dans les rues, indiquant à tous que « Big Brother vous regarde » (Big Brother is watching you). 1984 est communément considéré comme une référence du roman d'anticipation, de la dystopie, voire de la science-fiction en général. La principale figure du roman, Big Brother, est devenue une figure métaphorique du régime policier et totalitaire, de la société de la surveillance, ainsi que de la réduction des libertés. En 2005, le magazine Time a d'ailleurs classé 1984 dans sa liste des 100 meilleurs romans et nouvelles de langue anglaise de 1923 à nos jours, liste où se trouve La Ferme des animaux, autre fameux roman d'Orwel

published on 08-11-2019 - 85 विचार
THE UNITED AMATEUR

Amateur journalism, or the composition and circulation of small, privately printed magazines, is an instructive diversion which has existed in the United States for over half a century. In the decade of 1866-1876 this practice first became an organized institution; a short-lived society of amateur journalists, including the now famous publisher, Charles Scribner, having existed from 1869 to 1874. In 1876 a more lasting society was formed, which exists to this day as an exponent of light dilettantism. Not until 1895, however, was amateur journalism established as a serious branch of educational endeavour. On September 2nd of that year, Mr. William H. Greenfield, a gifted professional author, of Philadelphia, founded The United Amateur Press Association, which has grown to be the leader of its kind, and the representative of amateur journalism in its best phases throughout the English-speaking world.

published on 06-11-2019 - 108 विचार
UNDER THE PYRAMIDS

Mystery attracts mystery. Ever since the wide appearance of my name as a performer of unexplained feats, I have encountered strange narratives and events which my calling has led people to link with my interests and activities. Some of these have been trivial and irrelevant, some deeply dramatic and absorbing, some productive of weird and perilous experiences and some involving me in extensive scientific and historical research. Many of these matters I have told and shall continue to tell very freely; but there is one of which I speak with great reluctance, and which I am now relating only after a session of grilling persuasion from the publishers of this magazine, who had heard vague rumors of it from other members of my family.

published on 05-11-2019 - 109 विचार
How to Win Friends & Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936. Over 15 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. In 2011, it was number 19 on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential books.

published on 01-11-2019 - 91 विचार
The Warren Buffett Way: The World’s Greatest Investor

"Simply the most important new stock book of the 1990s, to date. Buy it and read it." -Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes The runaway bestseller-updated with new material included for the first time! "The Warren Buffett Way outlines his career and presents examples of how his investment techniques and methods evolved and the important individuals in that process. It also details the key investment decisions that produced his unmatched record of performance." -from the Foreword by Peter S. Lynch Bestselling author, One Up on Wall Street and Beating the Street ". . . an extraordinarily useful account of the methods of an investor held by many to be the world's greatest." -The Wall Street Journal "Robert Hagstrom presents an in-depth examination of Warren Buffett's strategies, and the 'how and why' behind his selection of each of the major securities that have contributed to his remarkable record of success. His 'homespun' wisdom and philosophy are also part of this comprehensive, interesting, and readable book." -John C. Bogle Chairman, The Vanguard Group "It's first rate. Buffett gets a lot of attention for what he preaches, but nobody has described what he practices better than Hagstrom. Here is the lowdown on every major stock he ever bought and why he bought it. Fascinating. You could even try this at home." -John Rothchild Financial columnist Time magazine

published on 29-10-2019 - 143 विचार
Une invasion sans précédent

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia

published on 25-10-2019 - 121 विचार
The Hour of the Dragon

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror." He is well known for having created — in the pages of the legendary Depressionera pulp magazine Weird Tales — the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond. Between Conan and his other heroes Howard created the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery in the late 1920s and early 1930s, spawning a wide swath of imitators and giving him an influence in the fantasy field rivaled only by J.R.R. Tolkien and Tolkien's similarly inspired creation of the modern genre of High Fantasy. There is no evidence that Tolkien was influenced by the earlier author, however. A full century after his birth, Howard remains a seminal figure, with his best work endlessly reprinted. He has been compared to other American masters of the weird, gloomy, and spectral, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Jack London. Source: Wikipedia

published on 23-10-2019 - 122 विचार
Jewels of Gwahlur

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror." He is well known for having created — in the pages of the legendary Depressionera pulp magazine Weird Tales — the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond. Between Conan and his other heroes Howard created the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery in the late 1920s and early 1930s, spawning a wide swath of imitators and giving him an influence in the fantasy field rivaled only by J.R.R. Tolkien and Tolkien's similarly inspired creation of the modern genre of High Fantasy. There is no evidence that Tolkien was influenced by the earlier author, however. A full century after his birth, Howard remains a seminal figure, with his best work endlessly reprinted. He has been compared to other American masters of the weird, gloomy, and spectral, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Jack London. Source: Wikipedia

published on 23-10-2019 - 133 विचार
Gods of the North Robert

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror." He is well known for having created — in the pages of the legendary Depressionera pulp magazine Weird Tales — the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond. Between Conan and his other heroes Howard created the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery in the late 1920s and early 1930s, spawning a wide swath of imitators and giving him an influence in the fantasy field rivaled only by J.R.R. Tolkien and Tolkien's similarly inspired creation of the modern genre of High Fantasy. There is no evidence that Tolkien was influenced by the earlier author, however. A full century after his birth, Howard remains a seminal figure, with his best work endlessly reprinted. He has been compared to other American masters of the weird, gloomy, and spectral, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Jack London. Source: Wikipedia

published on 23-10-2019 - 144 विचार
The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." For example, Chesterton wrote the following: Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as political thinker, cast aspersions on both Liberalism and Conservatism, saying: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position with Catholicism more and more, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius".

published on 22-10-2019 - 133 विचार
The Metamorphosis pdf

One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug. He lay on his armour-hard back and saw, as he lifted his head up a little, his brown, arched abdomen divided up into rigid bow- like sections. From this height the blanket, just about ready to slide off completely, could hardly stay in place. His numerous legs, pitifully thin in comparison to the rest of his circumference, flickered helplessly before his eyes. ‘What’s happened to me,’ he thought. It was no dream. His room, a proper room for a human being, only somewhat too small, lay quietly between the four well- known walls. Above the table, on which an unpacked collection of sample cloth goods was spread out (Samsa was a traveling salesman) hung the picture which he had cut out of an illustrated magazine a little while ago and set in a pretty gilt frame. It was a picture of a woman with a fur hat and a fur boa. She sat erect there, lifting up in the direction of the viewer a solid fur muff into which her entire forearm disappeared. ....

published on 21-10-2019 - 142 विचार
Carmilla

Sheridan Le Fanu was born at No. 45 Lower Dominick Steet, Dublin, into a literary family of Huguenot origins. Both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrights. His niece Rhoda Broughton would become a very successful novelist. Within a year of his birth his family moved to the Royal Hibernian Military School in Phoenix Park, where his father, an Anglican clergyman, was the chaplain of the establishment. Phoenix Park and the adjacent village and parish church of Chapelizod were to feature in Le Fanu's later stories. Le Fanu studied law at Trinity College in Dublin, where he was elected Auditor of the College Historical Society. He was called to the bar in 1839, but he never practised and soon abandoned law for journalism. In 1838 he began contributing stories to the Dublin University Magazine, including his first ghost story, entitled "A Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter" (1839). He became owner of several newspapers from 1840, including the Dublin Evening Mail and the Warder. In 1844 Le Fanu married Susanna Bennett, the daughter of a leading Dublin barrister. In 1847 he supported John Mitchell and Thomas Meagher in their campaign against the indifference of the Government to the Irish Famine. His support cost him the nomination as Tory MP for County Carlow in 1852. His personal life also became difficult at this time, as his wife Susanna suffered from increasing neurotic symptoms. She died in 1858 in unclear circumstances, and anguished excerpts from Le Fanu's diaries suggest that he felt guilt as well as loss. However, it was only after her death that, becoming something of a recluse, he devoted himself full time to writing. In 1861 he became the editor and proprietor of the Dublin University Magazine and he began exploiting double exposure: serializing in the Dublin University Magazine and then revising for the English market. The House by the Churchyard and Wylder's Hand were both published in this way. After the lukewarm reviews of the former novel, set in the Phoenix Park area of Dublin, Le Fanu signed a contract with Richard Bentley, his London publisher, which specified that future novels be stories "of an English subject and of modern times", a step Bentley thought necessary in order for Le Fanu to satisfy the English audience. Le Fanu succeeded in this aim in 1864, with the publication of Uncle Silas, which he set in Derbyshire. In his very last short stories, however, Le Fanu returned to Irish folklore as an inspiration and encouraged his friend Patrick Kennedy to contribute folklore to the D.U.M. Le Fanu died in his native Dublin on February 7, 1873. Today there is a road in Ballyfermot, near his childhood home in south-west Dublin, named after him. Source: Wikipedia

published on 21-10-2019 - 125 विचार
WordPress Theme Confidential

Discover the best theme for WordPress. Inside this eBook, you will discover the topics about the best theme to for magazine sytle blog, for a business type blog, for a social media oriented blogs and even more

published on 21-10-2019 - 139 विचार
David Aaker – Efficacité publicitaire, capital marque, comportement du consommateur et lien marketin

David Aaker est né en 1938 à Fargo, dans le Dakota du Nord. Sa carrière académique se déroule à la Haas School of Business de l’Université de Californie (Berkeley). Il y est aujourd’hui professeur émérite tout en poursuivant sa carrière de consultant, au sein de la société Prophet dont il est le vice-président. Il est diplômé du prestigieux Massachusetts Institute of Technology et obtient son PhD à l’Université de Stanford. En mars 2014, le California Magazine le qualifie The Plato and Newton of Branding. On découvre bien souvent David Aaker au travers de ses publications sur le capital marque et il affirme lui-même que la m

published on 20-10-2019 - 117 विचार
Adultère

Chaque matin, quand j'ouvre les yeux sur ce que l'on appelle un « nouveau jour », j'ai envie de les refermer et de ne pas me lever. Pourtant il le faut. J'ai un mari merveilleux, éperdument amoureux de moi, patron d'un respectable fonds d'investissement, qui tous les ans – à son grand déplaisir – figure sur la liste des trois cents personnes les plus riches de Suisse, d'après le magazine Bilan. J'ai deux fils qui sont ma « raison de vivre » (comme disent mes amies). Très tôt je dois leur servir le petit déjeuner et les emmener à l'école – à cinq minutes à pied de la maison – où ils étudient à plein temps, ce qui me permet de travailler et de vaquer à mes occupations le reste de la journée. Après la classe, une nounou philippine les garde jusqu'à ce que mon mari et moi rentrions chez nous.

published on 19-10-2019 - 273 विचार
The Sea Wolf

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia

published on 18-10-2019 - 132 विचार
The Scarlet Plague

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia

published on 18-10-2019 - 119 विचार
The Road

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia

published on 18-10-2019 - 143 विचार
The Misplaced Battleship

Before becoming an editor, Harrison started in the science fiction field as an illustrator, notably with EC Comics' two science fiction comic books, Weird Fantasy and Weird Science. A large number of his early short stories were first published under house pseudonyms such as 'Wade Kaempfert'. Harrison also wrote for syndicated comic strips, creating the 'Rick Random' character. Harrison is now much better known for his writing, particularly his humorous and satirical science fiction, such as the Stainless Steel Rat series and the novel Bill, the Galactic Hero (which satirises Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers). During the 1950s and 60s he was the main writer of the Flash Gordon newspaper strip. One of his Flash Gordon scripts was serialized in Comics Revue magazine. Harrison drew sketches to help the artist be more scientifically accurate, which the artist largely ignored. Not all of Harrison's writing is comic, though. He has written many stories on serious themes, of which by far the best known is the classic novel about overpopulation and consumption of the world's resources Make Room! Make Room! which was used as a basis for the science fiction film Soylent Green (though the film changed the plot and theme). Harrison for a time was closely identified with Brian Aldiss and the pair collaborated on a series of anthology projects. Harrison and Aldiss did much in the 1970s to raise the standards of criticism in the field. Harrison is a writer of fairly liberal worldview. Harrison's work often hinges around the contrast between the thinking man and the man of force, although the "Thinking Man" often needs ultimately to employ force himself. Source: Wikipedia

published on 18-10-2019 - 140 विचार