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обложка книги Billi's Blues - Истории из жизни Билли Новика Billi's Blues - Истории из жизни Билли Новика

Книга "Billy's Blues — Истории из жизни Билли Новика" это повесть о мальчике Диме из Купчино, который превращается в известного половине страны музыканта Билли, лидера группы "Billy's Band". Она выросла из бесчисленных интервью с Билли и другими музыкантами группы и получилась такой, какой получилась. В ней угрюмые 90-е с концертами в переходах, нулевые с первыми альбомами и выступлением на новогоднем огоньке и то, что есть сейчас и пока никак не называется.

Билли книга нравится, мне тоже. Хорошо, если тех, кто ее прочитает будет больше.

Семенов Илья  
обложка книги Billy's Blues ИСТОРИИ ИЗ ЖИЗНИ БИЛЛИ НОВИКА Billy's Blues ИСТОРИИ ИЗ ЖИЗНИ БИЛЛИ НОВИКА

Книга "Billy's Blues - Истории из жизни Билли Новика" это повесть о мальчике Диме из Купчино, который превращается в известного половине страны музыканта Билли, лидера группы "Billy's Band". Она выросла из бесчисленных интервью с Билли и другими музыкантами группы и получилась такой, какой получилась. В ней угрюмые 90-е с концертами в переходах, нулевые с первыми альбомами и выступлением на новогоднем огоньке и то, что есть сейчас и пока никак не называется.

Билли книга нравится, мне тоже. Хорошо, если тех, кто ее прочитает будет больше.

Семенов Илья  
обложка книги Black Sabbath:история группы Black Sabbath:история группы

Безумная и непредсказуемая история «Black Sabbath» — ярчайший пример величия британской рок-музыки даже в самых экстремальных ее формах. Оззи, Тони, Гизер и Билл вместе пережили множество невероятных событий, пройдя через ряд ссор и примирений, взлетов и падений. И каждый раз, когда казалось, что их союзу пришел конец, они находили в себе силы вернуться, чтобы снова и снова радовать своих поклонников альбомами и живыми выступлениями.

Джоэл Макайвер без малейших прикрас излагает историю самой зловещей и распутной группы Бирмингема. В его повествовании не забыт ни один из тех музыкантов, что успели подарить группе толику своего таланта за долгие годы ее существования. Автор внимательным образом изучил непростые отношения фронтмена группы Оззи Осборна с остальными ее участниками. Результатом той титанической работы, которую проделал Макайвер, стала не просто книга, а совершенный, абсолютно полный справочник по вселенной «Black Sabbath». Каждый факт, каждая малейшая деталь получены здесь из первых рук, напрямую от людей, стоявших у истоков группы, и от тех, кто сопровождал музыкантов с самого первого дня, через множество кризисов, проблем и разочарований, непосредственно до наших дней.

Макайвер Джоэл  
обложка книги BASE 66 BASE 66

BASE

(Building, Antenna, Span, Earth)

Для членства в особом клубе BASE нужно прыгнуть с парашютом с крыши здания, антенны, моста и скалы и остаться в живых, чтобы рассказать об этом.

© 2004 Jevtо Dedijer

Дедьер Йефто  
Boso, Ale W Ostrogach

Miał ledwie dwadzieścia dwa lata, gdy w 1940 roku trafił do obozu. Przesiedział tam pięć lat. Był dzieckiem warszawskiej ulicy, cwaniakiem, od najmłodszych lat zahartowanym w bójkach, obdarzonym dużym sprytem i humorem. Był twardy, postanowił, że się nie da – i udało mu się. Przeżył, choć wrócił z gruźlicą i zmarł na nią w 1963 roku.

Obozowe przeżycia opisał w książce Pięć lat kacetu i od razu stał się sławny. Wszyscy orzekli, że to wielki samorodny talent. Miał wówczas lat czterdzieści. Wysoki, mocno zbudowany, lekko pochylony do przodu, jakby szykował się do skoku, z zadziornym spojrzeniem – po prostu kozak. Tam, „na dole", na Czerniakowie -jak sam mówił – tylko kozaki się liczyły. Zarabiał piosenkami warszawskiej ulicy, stał się modny, ludzie chętnie go słuchali.

W 1959 roku napisał książkę o latach swego dzieciństwa i młodości BOSO, ALE W OSTROGACH. „Wiesz, jaki jestem – mówił o sobie -boso, ale w ostrogach". Przywołał w niej świat przedwojennej Warszawy, ukazał historię obyczaju z przedmieścia, namalował barwne postaci swojej grandy, w której „kapować nie wolno, skarżyć nie wolno, odegrać się wolno". „Grzesiuk lubi popisywać się krzepą- pisał Wojciech Żukrowski – prostuje się wewnętrznie, mogąc komuś dać po łbie, sam też bierze cięgi, ale nie skomli, tylko idzie w kąt lizać rany i poprzysięgać wyrównanie rachunku. Jest w nim jakaś romantyczna szlachetność. Nie odgrywa się za swoje niepowodzenia na słabszych, przestrzega zasad walki. Czytając niektóre karty, ma się ochotę go uściskać, klepnąć po przyjacielsku, dodać otuchy: Nie daj się, trzymaj się twardo". I trzyma się!

BOSO, ALE W OSTROGACH miało już kilkanaście wydań i wciąż zdobywa czytelników.

Grzesiuk ław  
обложка книги Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity Goldstein Rebecca  
обложка книги Bridge for Passing Bridge for Passing

While in Japan to observe the filming of one of her novels, Pearl Buck was informed that her husband had died. This book is the deeply affecting story of the period that immediately followed — the grief, fears, doubts, and readjustments that a woman must make before crossing the bridge that spans marriage and widowhood.

Buck Pearl S  
обложка книги Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

This is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It’s also about Mozart and Mendelssohn, the piano and the violin, and how we made it to Carnegie Hall.

This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones.

But instead, it’s about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how I was humbled by a thirteen-year-old.

From Publishers Weekly

Chua (Day of Empire) imparts the secret behind the stereotypical Asian child’s phenomenal success: the Chinese mother. Chua promotes what has traditionally worked very well in raising children: strict, Old World, uncompromising values-and the parents don’t have to be Chinese. What they are, however, are different from what she sees as indulgent and permissive Western parents: stressing academic performance above all, never accepting a mediocre grade, insisting on drilling and practice, and instilling respect for authority. Chua and her Jewish husband (both are professors at Yale Law) raised two girls, and her account of their formative years achieving amazing success in school and music performance proves both a model and a cautionary tale. Sophia, the eldest, was dutiful and diligent, leapfrogging over her peers in academics and as a Suzuki piano student; Lulu was also gifted, but defiant, who excelled at the violin but eventually balked at her mother’s pushing. Chua’s efforts “not to raise a soft, entitled child” will strike American readers as a little scary-removing her children from school for extra practice, public shaming and insults, equating Western parenting with failure-but the results, she claims somewhat glibly in this frank, unapologetic report card, “were hard to quarrel with.”

(Jan.)
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Chua’s stated intent is to present the differences between Western and Chinese parenting styles by sharing experiences with her own children (now teenagers). As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is poised to contrast the two disparate styles, even as she points out that being a “Chinese Mother” can cross ethnic lines: it is more a state of mind than a genetic trait. Yet this is a deeply personal story about her two daughters and how their lives are shaped by such demands as Chua’s relentless insistence on straight A’s and daily hours of mandatory music practice, even while vacationing with grandparents. Readers may be stunned by Chua’s explanations of her hard-line style, and her meant-to-be humorous depictions of screaming matches intended to force greatness from her girls. She insists that Western children are no happier than Chinese ones, and that her daughters are the envy of neighbors and friends, because of their poise and musical, athletic, and academic accomplishments. Ironically, this may be read as a cautionary tale that asks just what price should be paid for achievement.

—Colleen Mondor
Chua Amy  
обложка книги Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

For more than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought, deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today's finest writers. Her nonfiction is equally eloquent, and this lovely memoir offers a vivid glimpse of the landscape, the people, and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical, elemental force.

In a small boat like those her Native American ancestors have used for countless generations, she travels to Ojibwe home ground, the islands of Lake of the Woods in southern Ontario. Her only companions are her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader, on a pilgrimage to the sacred rock paintings their people have venerated for centuries as mystical "teaching and dream guides," and where even today Ojibwe leave offerings of tobacco in token of their power. With these paintings as backdrop, Erdrich summons to life the Ojibwe's spirits and songs, their language and sorrows, and the tales that are in their blood, echoing through her own family's very contemporary American lives and shaping her vision of the wider world. Thoughtful, moving, and wonderfully well observed, her meditation evokes ancient wisdom, modern ways, and the universal human concerns we all share.

"This book is a treasure and a delight."-"Minneapolis Star Tribune"

Erdrich Louise  
обложка книги Between the World and Me Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country’s foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son — and readers — the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children’s lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation — a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is.

Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America’s history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story ‘The Case for Reparations’. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

Coates Ta-Nehisi  
обложка книги Blue Nights Blue Nights

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.

Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana’s wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana’s childhood — in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. “How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?” Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept.

Blue Nights—the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning”—like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving.

Didion Joan  
обложка книги Building the H Bomb Building the H Bomb

In this engaging scientific memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time when, in his mid-twenties, he was a member of the team that designed and built the first hydrogen bomb. He worked with—and relaxed with—scientific giants of that time such as Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and John Wheeler, and here offers illuminating insights into the personalities, the strengths, and the quirks of these men. Well known for his ability to explain physics to nonspecialists, Ford also brings to life the physics of fission and fusion and provides a brief history of nuclear science from the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 to the ten-megaton explosion of “Mike” that obliterated a Pacific Island in 1952.

Ford worked at both Los Alamos and Princeton’s Project Matterhorn, and brings out Matterhorn’s major, but previously unheralded contribution to the development of the H bomb. Outside the lab, he drove a battered Chevrolet around New Mexico, a bantam motorcycle across the country, and a British roadster around New Jersey. Part of the charm of Ford’s book is the way in which he leavens his well-researched descriptions of the scientific work with brief tales of his life away from weapons.

Readership: A memoir for general readership in the history of science.

Key Features:

• It contains real physics, clearly presented for non-specialists

• Combining historical scholarship and his own recollections, the author offers important insights into the people and the work that led to the first H bomb

• Personal anecdotes enliven the book

Ford Kenneth William  
обложка книги Bears in the Streets Bears in the Streets

One of Bustle’s 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017 and Men’s Journal’s 7 Best Books of January

“Brilliant, real and readable.”

—former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

A USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Book

Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times—in 1995, 2005 and 2015—making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British documentary series Seven Up!, she traces the ups and downs of ordinary people’s lives, in the process painting a deeply nuanced portrait of modern Russia.

From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a farmer in Buryatia, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a wealthy “New Russian” family in Chelyabinsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Along the way, she explores dramatic changes in everything from technology to social norms, drinks copious amounts of vodka, and learns firsthand how the Russians really feel about Vladimir Putin.

Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, and filled with wacky travel stories, unexpected twists, and keen insights, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today.

Dickey Lisa  
обложка книги Burmese Boy Burmese Boy

Join writer, raconteur and chronic traveler Kevin Armstrong as he journeys through time and space on his gay sex odyssey. As Kevin explores gay saunas and other haunts throughout Asia and the Land Down Under he shares his outrageous experiences (he cheerfully admits to being something of a sex addict) of m/m sex, circle wanking, cock sucking and docking and inter-racial sex. His journey will appeal to mature gay men, younger gay guys just starting out, bi guys and even “curious” straight men and women.

During his epic gay sex odyssey Kevin Armstrong re-lives his youth and his sexual awakening. He recalls his discovery of wanking and the joys of sharing, the gayest Boy Scout troop on the planet, his “first time” and his adventures with Helmut the Helmet amongst others.

However during his odyssey we realize that there are certain threats to Kevin’s free and easy life-style. Sluttish, irresponsible, life-style some would say. In a remote country town in Australia where he has gone to direct the musical “Cabaret” he falls in love with a just-turned-legal cub reporter. Although the boy is a one man cock-sucking welcoming committee to sailors arriving from the four corners of the world, he insists that he is not gay.

EXTRACT:

As the twilight turned lilac we lay in each other’s arms.

“I’m not really gay you know Kev.”

“Really? You could’ve fooled me.”

“Yeah… I’ve got my eye on this chick… Judy, works in Coles.”

“Well, after this afternoon, at a rough guess, I could be forgiven for thinking this is not the first time you’ve sucked cock.”

“Nah, I have to admit I love having dick in my mouth.” He laughed. “It’s my little secret.”

“But if you don’t mind me asking, where do you find cock in a place like this?”

“The ships.”

“What?”

“I go down the port. We get ships from all over the world. With those sailors spending weeks at sea I get all the cock I want. I guess I’m like a one man cock-sucking welcoming committee.”

“My God, they should give you an award!”

On his odyssey our intrepid traveler provides plenty of advice on living a gay life such as:

• Keeping safe in gay venues.

• What to do if you are hassled.

• Proven techniques for cock docking and can circumcised guys participate?

• Secret, unwritten codes used in the gay sauna.

• Cut or uncut? The pros and cons.

Although he is a self-confessed gay slut our Kevin wonders if he has finally met his match when in Kuala Lumpur he comes up against Adrian, a beautiful Burmese boy. As his relationship with Adrian develops through many sexual encounters Kevin finds himself relating his experiences to his friend Chen who is a handsome young Chinese actor in the film industry. Although Chen is possibly the straightest guy Kevin has ever met he seems to have an avid, even an obsessional interest in hearing about Kev’s love-making with his Burmese boy. Will this lead to further complications?

EXTRACT:

After the waiter had deposited two pints of Tiger I got straight to the point and asked my new Burmese friend if he visited the sauna very often.

“Sometimes. When I can afford it.”

“Do you usually fuck Asian boys or always Caucasian guys?”

“Oh, always Caucasian men. Never Asian boy.”

He looked at me rather wistfully. “You have family?”

“No, no children. But I do have a goddaughter. She lives in England.”

“Oh…” his eyes glistened. “Can I be your godson?”

“Of course you can.” We both laughed and raised our glasses. Then he looked at me rather seriously.

“I love my godfather. But is it OK if I fuck with my godfather?” He laughed uproariously.

“I’m sure it’s OK… my godson.”

More glistening and clinking.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kevin Armstrong works as a scriptwriter in Australian and Asian film and television. “Burmese Boy – a Gay Odyssey” is his first e-book for Balmain Publishing.

“Burmese Boy” contains graphic descriptions of gay sex acts. It should not be read by the faint-hearted or those below the age of 18.

Armstrong Kevin A Gay Sex Odyssey  
обложка книги Bobby Fischer Goes to War Bobby Fischer Goes to War

In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men—the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer—met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film.

Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow, authors of the national bestseller Wittgenstein’s Poker, have set out to reexamine the story we recollect as the quintessential cold war clash between a lone American star and the Soviet chess machine—a machine that had delivered the world title to the Kremlin for decades. Drawing upon unpublished Soviet and U.S. records, the authors reconstruct the full and incredible saga, one far more poignant and layered than hitherto believed.

Against the backdrop of superpower politics, the authors recount the careers and personalities of Boris Spassky, the product of Stalin’s imperium, and Bobby Fischer, a child of post-World War II America, an era of economic boom at home and communist containment abroad. The two men had nothing in common but their gift for chess, and the disparity of their outlook and values conditioned the struggle over the board.

Then there was the match itself, which produced both creative masterpieces and some of the most improbable gaffes in chess history. And finally, there was the dramatic and protracted off-the-board battle—in corridors and foyers, in back rooms and hotel suites, in Moscow offices and in the White House.

The authors chronicle how Fischer, a manipulative, dysfunctional genius, risked all to seize control of the contest as the organizers maneuvered frantically to save it—under the eyes of the world’s press. They can now tell the inside story of Moscow’s response, and the bitter tensions within the Soviet camp as the anxious and frustrated apparatchiks strove to prop up Boris Spassky, the most un-Soviet of their champions—fun-loving, sensitive, and a free spirit. Edmonds and Eidinow follow this careering, behind-the-scenes confrontation to its climax: a clash that displayed the cultural differences between the dynamic, media-savvy representatives of the West and the baffled, impotent Soviets. Try as they might, even the KGB couldn’t help.

A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war tragicomedy.

Edmonds David, Eidinow John  
BERLIN, CAPITAL DE EUROPA , Llosa Mario Vargas  
BABBAGE - язык программирования будущего Автор неизвестен  
Between east and west Эпплбаум Энн  
обложка книги Bad Science Bad Science Goldacre Ben  
обложка книги Both Flesh and Not: Essays Both Flesh and Not: Essays

Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time.

Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more.

Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.

Wallace David Foster  
обложка книги Black Wind, White Snow Black Wind, White Snow

Charles Clover, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of “Eurasianism,” a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces Eurasianism’s origins in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through Siberia’s Gulag archipelago in the 1950s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, and up to its steady infiltration of the governing elite around Vladimir Putin. This eye-opening analysis pieces together the evidence for Eurasianism’s place at the heart of Kremlin thinking today and explores its impact on recent events, the annexation of Crimea, the rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric, as well as Putin’s sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions.

Based on extensive research and dozens of interviews with Putin’s close advisers, this quietly explosive story will be essential reading for anyone concerned with Russia’s past century, and its future.

Clover Charles  
обложка книги By Fire: Writings on the Arab Spring By Fire: Writings on the Arab Spring

Tahar Ben Jelloun’s By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt. The novella depicts the days leading up to Bouazizi’s self-immolation. Ben Jelloun’s deliberate ambiguity about the location of the story, set in an unnamed Islamic country, allows the reader to imagine the experiences and frustrations of other young men who have endured physical violence and persecution in places beyond Tunisia. The tale begins and ends in fire, and the imagery of burning frames the political accounts in The Spark, Ben Jelloun’s nonfiction writings on the Tunisian events that provide insight into the despotic regimes that drove Bouazizi to such despair. Rita S. Nezami’s elegant translations and critical introduction provide the reader with multiple strategies for approaching these potent texts.

Ben Jelloun Tahar  
обложка книги Beyond Crimea Beyond Crimea

How will Russia redraw post-Soviet borders? In the wake of recent Russian expansionism, political risk expert Agnia Grigas illustrates how—for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots in bordering nations for its territorial ambitions. Demonstrating how this policy has been implemented in Ukraine and Georgia, Grigas provides cutting-edge analysis of the nature of Vladimir Putin's foreign policy and compatriot protection to warn that Moldova, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, and others are also at risk.

[Contain tables.]

Grigas Agnia  
обложка книги Bears in the Streets Bears in the Streets

One of Bustle’s 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017 and Men’s Journal’s 7 Best Books of January

“Brilliant, real and readable.”

—former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

A USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Book

Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times—in 1995, 2005 and 2015—making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British documentary series Seven Up!, she traces the ups and downs of ordinary people’s lives, in the process painting a deeply nuanced portrait of modern Russia.

From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a farmer in Buryatia, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a wealthy “New Russian” family in Chelyabinsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Along the way, she explores dramatic changes in everything from technology to social norms, drinks copious amounts of vodka, and learns firsthand how the Russians really feel about Vladimir Putin.

Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, and filled with wacky travel stories, unexpected twists, and keen insights, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today.

Dickey Lisa  
обложка книги Back in the USSR Back in the USSR

Переиздание первой в мире книги о русском роке, вышедшей на Западе в 1987-м и в СССР в 1991 году и ставшей с тех пор классической.

"Почти вся эта книга (за исключением последней главы и сентиментальных довесков) была написана ровно двадцать лет тому назад. Тогда же и вышла впервые, в городе Лондоне. Я всегда презирал помпу вокруг юбилеев и считал (да и сейчас считаю), что нули начинают праздновать тогда, когда больше заняться уже нечем... И с этим переизданием круглая дата подвернулась нечаянно - просто так вышло.

Строго говоря, эта книга - суть показания свидетеля-очевидца, который был там, а кое-что и собственноручно делал. Именно это, а не попытки анализа и осмысления, - самое ценное и интересное в тексте. Новое русское издание "Back in the USSR" (я рад, что вернулось это название, хотя изначально труд именовался и вовсе по-третьему: "Tell Tchaikovsky the News...") можно рассматривать не только и не столько как исторический справочник, сколько как документ определенной эпохи. За искренность и неподдельность которого я ручаюсь.

Ну все, поехали - назад в СССР…"

Артемий Троицкий

Троицкий Артемий Кивович  
обложка книги Brother, I'm Dying Brother, I'm Dying

From the best-selling author of The Dew Breaker, a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to her heart-her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph.

From the age of four, Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for a better life in America. Listening to his sermons, sharing coconut-flavored ices on their walks through town, roaming through the house that held together many members of a colorful extended family, Edwidge grew profoundly attached to Joseph. He was the man who “knew all the verses for love.”

And so she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City. She is at last reunited with her two youngest brothers, and with her mother and father, whom she has struggled to remember. But she must also leave behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known.

Edwidge tells of making a new life in a new country while fearing for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorates. But Brother I'm Dying soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Late in 2004, his life threatened by an angry mob, forced to flee his church, the frail, eighty-one-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by U.S. Customs, held by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world. His brother, Mira, will soon join him in death, but not before he holds hope in his arms: Edwidge's firstborn, who will bear his name-and the family's stories, both joyous and tragic-into the next generation.

Told with tremendous feeling, this is a true-life epic on an intimate scale: a deeply affecting story of home and family-of two men's lives and deaths, and of a daughter's great love for them both.

Danticat Edwidge  
обложка книги Black Milk Black Milk

A non fiction book

Elif Shafak is the most popular woman writer in Turkey today. In her lyrical and deeply-personal book, Black Milk, she writes of the struggle between art and motherhood.

Shafak tells of an imaginary “harem of small finger women” or tiny “Thumbelinas” who live within her and vie for dominance. All of her “finger women” are manifestations of different aspects of Shafak’s own personality struggling for control, as she wrestles with her decision to become a mother.

The book was written after the birth of Shafak’s first child and long bout of post-partum depression. In the book, Shafak examines her own feelings and career against those of Sylvia Plath, Zelda Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, Ayn Rand, Simone de Beauvoir, and other female writers of note. Black Milk is original, humorous, and insightful – a must-read for all women who have ever felt the pull of more than one path.

Shafak Elif  
обложка книги Britain Etc. Britain Etc.

Mark Easton’s Britain Etc. looks at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects — one for each letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and Dogs through Immigration, Justice, Knives and Murder to the Queen, Umbrellas, Vegetables and the Zzzz of a well-deserved rest, the book's meticulously researched but accessible essays map the back-story of contemporary Britain. With each lettered chapter, the reader is invited to look at the United Kingdom in a new way: standing back to see our small islands in a global or historical context, and then diving down to scrutinise vital details that may be overlooked. Taken together, the essays reveal a Britain that cannot be seen through the prism of daily news or current affairs. A park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all take on new significance once you have read Britain Etc. As the UK welcomes millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. What sort of place is it, what are the natives like, and how did we get to where we are?

Easton Mark  

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  •  Перед штормом
     Ардаматский Василий Иванович
     Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

    Перу известного советского писателя В. Ардаматского принадлежат хорошо знакомые читателю романы «„Сатурн“ почти не виден», «Возмездие», «Суд», «Последний год» и многие другие.

    В своей новой книге писатель, используя архивные (в том числе и зарубежные) документы, давние публикации, мемуары, восстанавливает подлинную историю попа Гапона, сыгравшего трагическую роль в годы первой российской революции.

    Книга рассчитана на широкий круг читателей.

  •  Вышибая двери
     Цхай Максим
     Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары, Документальная литература

    Эту книгу написал кумир Рунета: о наполненной адреналином и страстями жизни нашего соотечественника в Германии, его работе мед-братом в хосписе и вышибалой в ночном клубе, изо дня в день увлеченно следили тысячи человек. Ведь всем женщинам интересно, что в голове у красивых и опасных парней, а мужчинам нравился драйв и много-много драк: в итоге популярность «бродяги Макса» взлетела до небес! Вместе с тем эта откровенная и нежная исповедь о главных вещах: как любить и как терять, для кого сочинять волшебные сказки и как жить на земле, которая так бережно удерживает на себе и каждую пылинку, и тебя.

    «Я в детстве так мечтал сесть на карусель Мэри Поппинс и встретить себя, взрослого, уже пожилого дядьку, лет тридцати пяти. Теперь я и есть этот дядька. Я хочу погладить этого мальчика по голове, ведь ему еще десять, но потом все-таки хлопаю по плечу, ведь ему уже десять. «Расти мужчиной, Макс. Готовься к такой драке, которая дай бог никогда не случится, и к встрече с такой женщиной, какую, может быть, никогда и не встретишь».

  •  Вышибая двери
     Цхай Максим
     Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары, Документальная литература

    Эту книгу написал кумир Рунета: о наполненной адреналином и страстями жизни нашего соотечественника в Германии, его работе мед-братом в хосписе и вышибалой в ночном клубе, изо дня в день увлеченно следили тысячи человек. Ведь всем женщинам интересно, что в голове у красивых и опасных парней, а мужчинам нравился драйв и много-много драк: в итоге популярность «бродяги Макса» взлетела до небес! Вместе с тем эта откровенная и нежная исповедь о главных вещах: как любить и как терять, для кого сочинять волшебные сказки и как жить на земле, которая так бережно удерживает на себе и каждую пылинку, и тебя.

    «Я в детстве так мечтал сесть на карусель Мэри Поппинс и встретить себя, взрослого, уже пожилого дядьку, лет тридцати пяти. Теперь я и есть этот дядька. Я хочу погладить этого мальчика по голове, ведь ему еще десять, но потом все-таки хлопаю по плечу, ведь ему уже десять. «Расти мужчиной, Макс. Готовься к такой драке, которая дай бог никогда не случится, и к встрече с такой женщиной, какую, может быть, никогда и не встретишь».

  •  Одинокое сердце поэта
     Будаков Виктор Викторович
     Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

    К 75-летию со дня рождения А. Т. Прасолова (1930—1972)

    Книга издана при финансовой поддержке администрации Воронежской области

    Книга Виктора Будакова «Одинокое сердце поэта» — первое наиболее обстоятельное и серьезное лирико-биографическое повествование-исследование о жизненном и творческом пути русского поэта, уроженца воронежской земли Алексея Прасолова.

    В книге широко представлены документальные свидетельства, географические, событийные, исторические реалии. Образ поэта и его строки даны в контексте отечественной поэзии и истории.

    Повесть «Одинокое сердце поэта», опубликованная сначала в газете «Воронежский курьер», затем в столичном издании «Роман-журнал. XХI век», вызвала большой резонанс в российском литературном мире.


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