Under The Streets Of Nice

Author: Ken Follett
Editor: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780915765256
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One hot Monday morning in 1976, a bank president in Nice, France found his vault welded shut - from the inside. Robbers had tunneled from a nearby sewer & hauled off $12 million in loot. This true story of the century's biggest crime is seamless, full of intrigue, & peppered with wit.

Spy Fiction And Spy Fiction Writers

Author: Students’ Academy
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257029819
Size: 17,38 MB
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Ken Follett And The Triumph Of Suspense

Author: Carlos Ramet
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495987
Size: 16,27 MB
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Ken Follett wrote his first international bestseller, Eye of the Needle, when he was 25 years old. He has since been one of the most consistent international best-selling authors, with approximately 130 million copies of his books sold worldwide. His manifold influence on the thriller genre includes the pioneering use of strong female characters in espionage stories and the development of the historical thriller as a new form of novel, exemplified by Winter of the World (2012). This book is an investigation of Follett's development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and entertainment fiction. Unpublished materials are also considered, including his business and personal correspondence, notes, unpublished early drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett's dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.

Words On Cassette

Size: 14,15 MB
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Words On Cassette 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Editor: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835240963
Size: 17,31 MB
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Globalizing The Streets

Author: Michael Flynn
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231128223
Size: 17,68 MB
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Not since the 1960s have the activities of resistance among lower- and working-class youth caused such anxiety in the international community. Yet today the dispossessed are responding to the challenges of globalization and its methods of social control. The contributors to this volume examine the struggle for identity and interdependence of these youth, their clashes with law enforcement and criminal codes, their fight for social, political, and cultural capital, and their efforts to achieve recognition and empowerment. Essays adopt the vantage point of those whose struggle for social solidarity, self-respect, and survival in criminalized or marginalized spaces. In doing so, they contextualize and humanize the seemingly senseless actions of these youths, who make visible the class contradictions, social exclusion, and rituals of psychological humiliation that permeate their everyday lives.

God On The Streets Of Gotham

Author: Paul Asay
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414374291
Size: 14,23 MB
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What do God and the Caped Crusader have in common? While Batman is a secular superhero patrolling the fictional streets of Gotham City, the Caped Crusader is one whose story creates multiple opportunities for believers to talk about the redemptive spiritual truths of Christianity. While the book touches on Batman’s many incarnations over the last 70 years in print, on television, and at the local Cineplex for the enjoyment of Batman fans everywhere, it primarily focuses on Christopher Nolan’s two wildly popular and critically acclaimed movies—movies that not only introduced a new generation to a darker Batman, but are also loaded with spiritual meaning and redemptive metaphors.

A Thousand Fathoms Under The Skin Volume Ii

Author: Rolf R. Schroers
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462827284
Size: 11,76 MB
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The Streets And San Man S Guide To Chicago Eats

Author: Dennis Foley
Editor: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121270
Size: 13,67 MB
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This offbeat budget guide will help travelers satisfy their midday cravings according to the strict standards of the City of Chicago's "Department of Lunch." Includes $25 in coupons. 83 listings. 23 detours.

Picking Up On The Streets And Behind The Trucks With The Sanitation Workers Of New York City

Author: Robin Nagle
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466836733
Size: 10,89 MB
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America's largest city generates garbage in torrents—11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take it away. But who, exactly, is that someone? And why is he—or she—so unknown? In Picking Up, the anthropologist Robin Nagle introduces us to the men and women of New York City's Department of Sanitation and makes clear why this small army of uniformed workers is the most important labor force on the streets. Seeking to understand every aspect of the Department's mission, Nagle accompanied crews on their routes, questioned supervisors and commissioners, and listened to story after story about blizzards, hazardous wastes, and the insults of everyday New Yorkers. But the more time she spent with the DSNY, the more Nagle realized that observing wasn't quite enough—so she joined the force herself. Driving the hulking trucks, she obtained an insider's perspective on the complex kinships, arcane rules, and obscure lingo unique to the realm of sanitation workers. Nagle chronicles New York City's four-hundred-year struggle with trash, and traces the city's waste-management efforts from a time when filth overwhelmed the streets to the far more rigorous practices of today, when the Big Apple is as clean as it's ever been. Throughout, Nagle reveals the many unexpected ways in which sanitation workers stand between our seemingly well-ordered lives and the sea of refuse that would otherwise overwhelm us. In the process, she changes the way we understand cities—and ourselves within them.