This never-before-translated masterpiece—by a heroic best-selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn´t join the Nazi Party—is based on a true story. It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in. In the end, it´s more than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order—it´s a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what´s right, and for each other.
From Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby to Shelley´s Frankenstein , The Literature Book documents the greatest literature ever written. Featuring over 100 best-selling books, plays and poetry from all over the world, including Latin American and African fiction, The Literature Book encompasses celebrated masterpieces from the most renowned authors to have ever lived. Stunning images and inspirational quotes jump out from the pages, as detailed plot summaries and helpful context bring the timeless works of literature to life. The book also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting authorial biographies give each work of literature a new meaning. In The Literature Book , the world´s most iconic literature and greatest writers come together for a fascinating journey through time that is a must-have for any literature student or fan of fiction.
The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects. Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers. Narrated in a fun, refreshingly kid-friendly voice, it champions NaNoWriMo´s central mission that everyone ´s stories deserve to be told. The volume includes chapters on character, plot, setting, and the like; motivating essays from popular authors; advice on how to commit to your goals; a detailed plan for writing a novel or story in a month; and more! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity. They provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds--on and off the page. With its first event in 1999, the organization´s programs now include National Novel Writing Month in November, Camp NaNoWriMo, the Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and the ´´Now What?´´ Months.
The Moon: NASA Images from Space, includes images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), and other international space explorations. Early images show the very first Apollo missions to the Moon using film in a Hasselblad camera. NASA illustrations explain the Moon´s tidal forces on the Earth´s oceans, seas, and land mass, the Moon´s phases as see from Earth, the lunar geography, and Moon´s composition. This book shows detailed maps of the Moon´s surface: its incredible craters, ancient lava flows, plains, seas, and mountains. Included is speculation about the Moon´s origin and its historical place our solar system. Humanities future plans for lunar exploration and habitation are discussed. Can humans live there, and how? This book is a comprehensively illustrated collection of lunar visuals of over 150 images
A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! From the award-winning team that brought you How They Croaked and How They Choked . Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks--including Blackbeard the pirate, Typhoid Mary, and gangster Al Capone--have given the good guys a run for their money throughout the ages. Some were crooked, some were deadly, and some were merely out of line--but they all got Caught! as detailed in this fascinating and funny study of crime, culture, and forensic science. FEATURING HISTORY´S MOST WANTED: Joan of Arc, Sir Walter Raleigh, Caravaggio, Blackbeard, John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Mata Hari, Typhoid Mary, Rasputin, Vincenzo Peruggia (Mona Lisa thief), Bernard Kuehn (Pearl Harbor spy), Anna Anderson (Anastasia impersonator), and Al Capone
A lively and engaging portrait of a towering and complex figure of Australian colonial history. Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia´s destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a prosperous society. He also helped shape Australia´s national character. An egalitarian at heart, Macquarie saw boundless potential in Britain´s refuse, and under his rule many former convicts went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, the governor´s ambitions for the colony (which he lobbied to have renamed ´Australia´) brought him into conflict with the continent´s original landowners, and he was responsible for the deaths of Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? In this, the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed biographer Grantlee Kieza draws on Macquarie´s rich and detailed journals. He chronicles the life and times of a poor Scottish farm boy who joined the British army to make his fortune, saw wars on five continents and clawed his way to the top. Ultimately, Macquarie laid the foundations for a new nation, but, in the process, he played a part in the dispossession of the continent´s original people. Lover, fighter, egalitarian, autocrat - Lachlan Macquarie is a complex and engaging character who first envisaged the nation we call Australia.
Nominated for the Business Book Awards ´Embracing Change´ category ----- If you can´t trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Widespread corruption, elitism and economic disparity have led to a worldwide upsurge of anti-establishment movements. But this isn´t the age of distrust - far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. A new world order is emerging: we have lost faith in brands, leaders and systems, but millions of people every day rent their home to total strangers on AirBnB, exchange cryptocurrency online, or get in the car of an unknown Uber driver. This is the age of distributed trust; a paradigm shift driven by new technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship. If we are to benefit from this radical transformation, it is vital that we understand the new mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired. In Who Can You Trust? , Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape - and explores what´s next for humanity.
Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more. In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes—can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us. In Follow Your Gut, pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain—with good humor and easy-to-grasp examples—why these new findings matter to everyone. They lead a detailed tour of the previously unseen world inside our bodies, calling out the diseases and conditions believed to be most directly impacted by them. With a practical eye toward deeper knowledge and better decisions, they also explore the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choice and even birth method on our children´s lifelong health. Ultimately, this pioneering book explains how to learn about your own microbiome and take steps toward understanding and improving your health, using the latest research as a guide.
Into The Woods is a revelation of the fundamental structure and meaning of all stories, from the man responsible for more hours of drama on British television than anyone else, John Yorke. We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about screenwriting and storytelling have been written, but none of them ask ´Why?´ Why do we tell stories? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke has been telling stories almost his entire adult life, and the more he has done it, the more he has asked himself why? Every great thinker or writer has their theories: Aristotle, David Hare, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, Gustav Freytag, David Mamet, Christopher Booker, Charlie Kaufman, William Goldman and Aaron Sorkin - all have offered insightful and illuminating answers. Here, John Yorke draws on these figures and more as he takes us on a historical, philosophical, scientific and psychological journey to the heart of all storytelling. What he reveals is that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative - one that echoes the great fairytale journey into the woods, and one, like any great art, that comes from deep within. Much more than a ´how to write´ book, Into the Woods is an exploration of this fundamental structure underneath all narrative forms, from film and television to theatre and novel-writing. With astonishing detail and wisdom, John Yorke explains to us a phenomenon that, whether it is as a simple fable, or a big-budget 3D blockbuster, most of us experience almost every day of our lives. ´Brimmingly insightful ... fresh, enlightening and accessible ... a gripping read from beginning to end´ Robert Collins, Sunday Times ´Terrifyingly clever ... Packed with intelligent argument´ Evening Standard ´So detailed and engaging is his methodology that any consumer of books, plays, TV or films will find the experience enhanced; and scriptwriters themselves will find useful guidance - because when you know the why, the how is natural´ Robert Epstein, Independent on Sunday ´This is a marvellous analysis of screenwriting and, with any luck, should help a great many people achieve their dreams´ Julian Fellowes, writer/creator of Downton Abbey ´Another book on screenwriting! Oh, how I wanted to hate it! I didn´t. I loved it. Much of it was fresh to me. And always interesting, always intelligent and, for a writer, always rewarding´ Jimmy McGovern, screenwriter, The Street and The Accused ´In an industry full of so called script gurus and snake oil salesmen, at last there´s a book about story that treats writers like grown ups. This isn´t about providing us with an ABC of story or telling us how to write a script by numbers. It´s an intelligent evaluation into the very nature of storytelling and is the best book on the subject I´ve read. Quite brilliant´ Tony Jordan, screenwriter, Life on Mars and Hustle ´Even for a convinced sceptic, John Yorke´s book, with its massive field of reference from Aristotle to Glee, and from Shakespeare to Spooks, is a highly persuasive and hugely enjoyable read. It would be hard to beat for information and wisdom about how and why stories are told´ Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director, The Globe Theatre ´This book is intelligent, well written, incisive and, most of all, exciting. It is the most important book about scriptwriting since William Goldman´s Adventures in the Screen Trade´ Peter Bowker, screenwriter, Blackpool, Occupation and Eric & Ernie ´Part ´How-to´ manual, part ´why-to´ celebration, Into The Woods is a wide-reaching and infectiously passionate exploration of storytelling in all its guises ... exciting and thought-provoking´ Emma Frost, screenwriter, The White Queen and Shameless ´Into The Woods is an amazing achievement. It has a real depth and understanding about story, a fantastically broad frame of reference and it´s interesting and absorbing throughout. Full of incredibly useful insights, every TV writer should read the first chapter alone´ Simon Ashdown, series consultant, EastEnders ´Testing the adage that ´´in theory there´s no difference between theory and practice but in practice there is´´, this is a love story to story -- erudite, witty and full of practical magic. It´s by far the best book of its kind I´ve ever read. I struggle to think of the writer who wouldn´t benefit from reading it -- even if they don´t notice because they´re too busy enjoying every page´ Neil Cross,