If Only It Were True by Marc Levy (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
A True History of Jesus the Christ:Being a Detailed Account of the Manner of His Birth, and of All That He Did and Suffered Up to the Time of His Crucifixion (Classic Reprint) G. C. Briggs
Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
´´Highly detailed and fast-paced, Charles Glass´s They Fought Alone is a must-read for those whose passion is the Resistance literature of World War II.´´ -Alan Furst, author of A Hero of France From the bestselling author of Americans in Paris and The Deserters, the astounding story of Britain´s Special Operations Executive, one of World War II´s most important secret fighting forces As far as the public knew, Britain´s Special Operations Executive (SOE) did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army and Britain´s retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to ´´set Europe ablaze.´´ The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and hiding in plain sight, quietly but forcefully recruiting, training, and arming local French résistants to attack the German war machine. SOE would not only change the course of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Of the many brave men and women conscripted, two Anglo-American recruits, the Starr brothers, stood out to become legendary figures to the guerillas, assassins, and saboteurs they led. While both brothers were sent across the channel to organize against the Germans, their fates in war could hardly have been more different. Captain George Starr commanded networks of résistants in southwest France, cutting German communications, destroying weapons factories, and delaying the arrival of Nazi troops to Normandy by seventeen days after D-Day. Younger brother Lieutenant John Starr laid groundwork for resistance in the Burgundy countryside until he was betrayed, captured, tortured, and imprisoned by the Nazis in France and sent to a series of concentration camps in Germany and Austria. Feats of boldness and bravado were many, but appalling scandals, including George´s supposed torture and execution of Nazis prisoners, and John´s alleged collaboration with his German captors, overshadowed them all. At the war´s end, Britain, France, and the United States awarded both brothers medals for heroism, and George would become one of only three among thousands of SOE operatives to achieve the rank of colonel. Yet, their battle honors did little to allay postwar allegations against them, and when they returned to England, their government accused both brothers of heinous war crimes. Here, for the first time, is the story of one of the great clandestine organizations of World War II, and of two heroic brothers whose ordeals during and after the war challenged the accepted myths of Britain´s wartime resistance in occupied France. Written with complete and unrivaled access to only recently declassified documents from Britain´s SOE files, French archives, family letters, diaries, and court records, along with interviews from surviving wartime Resistance fighters, They Fought Alone is a real-life thriller. Renowned journalist and war correspondent Charles Glass exposes a dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, and the daring men and women who risked everything to change the course of World War II.
Dying to Get There:. . . a True Story . . . . . . a Detailed Account of a Death Journey . . . . Comrie Palmer
Damn His Blood:Being a True and Detailed History of the Most Barbarous and Inhumane Murder at Oddingley and the Quick and Awful Retribution Peter Moore
In this sharp and controversial exposé, Mariana Mazzucato debunks the pervasive myth that the state is a laggard, bureaucratic apparatus at odds with a dynamic private sector. She reveals in detailed case studies, including a riveting chapter on the iPhone, that the opposite is true: the state is, and has been, our boldest and most valuable innovator. Denying this history is leading us down the wrong path. A select few get credit for what is an intensely collective effort, and the US government has started disinvesting from innovation. The repercussions could stunt economic growth and increase inequality. Mazzucato teaches us how to reverse this trend before it is too late.
The Grail is the most sought after artefact in human history. For two thousand years we have searched for it. We stole, cheated, and killed for it. We started wars in pursuit of its powers. The hunt for the Grail never diminished over the ages but rather intensified. In spite of the continued quest for the Grail, when it couldn?t be found, it passed into legend. However, just because something hasn?t been found does not mean it does not exist. Found in the capital city of the last empire on earth, the Grail does exist. The reason why it hasn?t been found until now is because we were looking in the wrong direction. The true Grail cannot be moved, it cannot be stolen and thus it cannot be the proprietorship of a single individual. The Grail was created for all who have the courage to use it, but until now, it has remained unmoved and unused for almost two thousand years. I will reveal what the true Grail is, show you where to find it and give you detailed instructions how to use it. I will also endeavour to describe to you what will happen when you do. It?s time now.
The first major U.S. monograph in ten years on Murakami is the definitive survey of the paintings of one of today´s most influential artists. Takashi Murakami (b. 1962), one of contemporary art´s most widely recognized exponents, receives a long-awaited critical consideration in this important volume. Accompanying the first retrospective exhibition devoted solely to Murakami´s paintings, this book traces Murakami´s career from his earliest training to his current studio practice. Where other books address the commercial aspects of Murakami´s work, this is the first serious survey of his work as a painter. Through essays and illustrations- many previously unpublished-it explores the artist´s relationship to the tradition of Japanese painting and his facility in straddling high and low, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, commercial and high art. New texts address Murakami´s output in the context of postwar Japan, situating the artist in relation to folklore, traditional Japanese painting, the Tokyo art scene in the 1980s and 1990s, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. This richly illustrated volume also includes a detailed biography and exhibition history. Takashi Murakami is a true essential for collectors and fans alike.
This collection of cookbooks interprets the savory flavors of international cuisines for the animal-free, vegan diet. Each region´s most famed dishes are detailed or redesigned to be meat-and dairy-free. With recipes for appetizers, breads, salads, main courses, desserts, and drinks, each cookbook covers the entire culinary palate. Classic French dishes are reinterpreted in this collection of recipes for the animal-free diet. This recipe book remains true to authentic French flavors in its meat-and dairy-free renditions of pate, terrine, cassoulet, ratatouille. walnut bread, and apricot frangipane.