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Cпогади фронтовика. Одісея сірого «коляборанта»

Заглавие этой книги очень хорошо отражает ее содержание — это действительно фронтовые воспоминания без приукрас. Тяжелые воспоминания. Автор книги Евстахий Загачевський два с половиной года, прежде чем он перешел в 14–ю дивизию Войск СС «Галиция», постоянно находился на Восточном фронте, на передовой, в составе 3–й танковой дивизии СС «Тотенкопф».

Тяжелые фронтовые будни и военный быт, непрерывные бои, ранения, смерть боевых друзей, — все это ярко обрисовано в правдивых показаниях очевидца и участника событий трагической эпохи Второй мировой войны.

Автор отбыл настоящую фронтовую одиссею, на это указывают уже сами заголовки разделов: «В лесах под Невелем», «Великие Луки», «Десять дней под Ельней», «Ярцево». Несколько раз был ранен в боях.

Как только началось активное формирование дивизии Войск СС «Галиция», он просил о переводе туда. Но это произошло не так быстро, как хотелось: лишь во второй половине 1944 года, а именно, во время переформирования дивизии после Бродской катастрофы. Как фронтовой ветеран, Загачевський вскоре был откомандирован на 3–месячную сержантскую учебу.

Вместе с Дивизией «Галичина» автор отбыл вторую часть фронтовой одиссеи: борьба с партизанами в Словакии и в Словении, последние тяжелые бои в Австрии с Красной армией, передкапитуляционное отступление с фронта на запад, и наконец, «Три полных года неволи» (1945–48) в английском плену.

Загачевський Евстахий  
обложка книги Crazy for the Storm Crazy for the Storm

A riveting and moving memoir, written in crisp Hemingwayesque prose and set amid the wild, uninhibited surf culture of Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s.

From the age of three, Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing by the intense, charismatic father he both idolized and resented. Yet it was these exhilarating tests of skill that ultimately saved his life when the chartered Cessna carrying them to a ski championship ceremony crashed 8,000 feet up in the California mountains, leaving his father and the pilot dead. The devastated eleven-year-old Ollestad had to descend the treacherous, icy mountain alone. Crazy for the Storm is a powerful and unforgettable true story that illuminates the complicated bond between an extraordinary father and his extraordinary son.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqLnh1biSa0

Ollestad Norman  
обложка книги Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life

The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon.

Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco'' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman.

Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dalí, and Stravinsky.

Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered.

While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman.

Chaney Lisa  
обложка книги Chaque pas doit être un but Chaque pas doit être un but

Jacques Chirac ne parle pas facilement de lui-même. Pudique et secret, il se raconte ici pour la première fois. Dans un style vivant et direct, non dénué d’humour, il évoque ses origines familiales, sa jeunesse aventureuse et ses débuts en politique, depuis son élection en 1967 comme député de Corrèze, qui lui a permis de s’imposer très vite dans un milieu pour lequel il ne se sentait pas prédestiné.

Ce volume couvre les soixante-trois premières années de sa vie, jusqu’à son élection à la présidence de la République en 1995. On y voit naître et se former un homme politique hors normes et s’élaborer sa réflexion profondément marquée par les valeurs conjointes du radicalisme et du gaullisme.

Jacques Chirac revient sur ses relations privilégiées avec Georges Pompidou, ses rapports conflictuels avec Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, sa cohabitation à la fois orageuse et complice avec François Mitterrand, son affrontement avec Édouard Balladur. Il lève le voile sur les années de solitude qui, nonobstant les trahisons, l’ont conduit en 1995 à la tête de l’État. C’est avec la même franchise qu’il révèle ses échanges avec divers chefs d’État étrangers. Jacques Chirac consacre aussi une large place dans ce livre à ses souvenirs personnels, brossant un portrait intime et émouvant de ses parents, de son épouse Bernadette et de ses filles Laurence et Claude. Il nous fait entrer dans son « jardin secret » en expliquant les raisons de son goût pour l’Asie et les arts premiers, qui a largement fondé sa vision humaniste du monde et de l’Histoire.

Chirac Jacques, é Jean-Luc  
обложка книги Cockpit Confessions of an Airline Pilot Cockpit Confessions of an Airline Pilot

Peek behind the cockpit door and see who is flying the plane. Where do they find such men? Irreverent realism, full of loves, laughs and tremors; their layovers and prayovers. Much more than a pilot with a few good stories.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Dave English

What a disappointment. What a waste of money. The title sounds good, there is the promise of going along in the cockpit of a heavy jet around the world—but this book is mostly a waste of time. The grammar, the organization, the presentation, the jumping from one unrelated topic to another, the introduction of characters and situations that then are never heard of again are all annoying and distracting. And it all ends with weird TWA 800 missile conspiracy stuff. Er what?

This is really just another personal website that would be OK reading for free, but is not deserving of a place on a bookshelf. Keshner never really talks about the actual flying, and while there are some sorta neat stories in the book, and I’d love to hear them at an airport bar, I was left feeling cheated out of my money. I’d pass on this book, and move on to great flying books by Gann, Bach, Drury, Morgan and many more.

Cockpit Trash

K. Caldo

Keshner Stephen Gary  
обложка книги Caligula Caligula

Winterling Aloys  
обложка книги Comanche Six Comanche Six

The young captain saw war as man’s ultimate competitive sport. It was this realization that brought James Estep back to Vietnam for a third tour — this time as a company commander in the famed 1st Cavalry Division. Call-sign “Comanche Six,” he commanded an airmobile rifle company. They were pawns in this game of war: picked up by helicopters and dropped off at an LZ in the heart of “Indian country,” with orders to launch search-and-destroy missions by day, and “trick or treat” patrols at night — to find the elusive “Charlie” and kill him.

Vietnam has been called the “company commander’s war” — these were the young officers who ran the war on a day-to-day basis, making life and death decisions in the jungles, rice paddies, and villages. Estep quickly learned what it meant to be a leader of men: to comfort an 18-year-old who had killed for the first time; to give confidence to an intimidated platoon leader; to revitalize the morale of a “hard-luck” company; to gain the trust of his crusty first sergeant; and, most of all, to confront and conquer his own fears.

Company Commander in Vietnam will stand as one of the fine memoirs of Vietnam; it is an honest and compelling story of American infantrymen caught up in a war that could not be won. But more than one man’s story, it is a revealing look at “the way of war” — how young boys become fighters and leaders, what they give, what they gain — and lose — in the end.

Estep James L  
обложка книги Chickenhawk Chickenhawk

More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a “chickenhawk” in constant danger.

Robert Mason enlisted in the army in 1964 and flew more than 1,000 helicopter combat missions before being discharged in 1968.

[Chickenhawk]’s vertical plunge into the thickets of madness will stun readers.

(Time)

Mason’s gripping memoir… proves again that reality is more interesting, and often more terrifying, than fiction.

(Los Angeles Times)

Very simply the best book so far out of Vietnam.

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Mason Robert  
обложка книги CASSIBER 1982-1992 CASSIBER 1982-1992

It would have been contrary to the spirit of the group to try to confect some sort of official, tidied up, biography. Instead, we chose to ask a few key witnesses from different national and cultural backgrounds — people who had played with the band, written about it, organised or attended its concerts — to set down their personal impressions and experiences; to give some feeling for the way Cassiber had been received in its own time, at least so far as that was possible some twenty-five or thirty years later…

Cutler Chris, Rua Vitor, Kemper Peter, Frith Fred, Glandien Kersten, Fabbri Franko, Kan Alex  
обложка книги Crapalachia: A Biography of Place Crapalachia: A Biography of Place

"McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. [McClanahan] aims to lasso the moon… He is not a writer of half-measures. The man has purpose. This is his symphony, every note designed to resonate, to linger."

— New York Times Book Review

"Crapalachia is the genuine article: intelligent, atmospheric, raucously funny and utterly wrenching. McClanahan joins Daniel Woodrell and Tom Franklin as a master chronicler of backwoods rural America."

— The Washington Post

"The book that took Scott McClanahan from indie cult writer to critical darling is a series of tales that read like an Appalachian Proust all doped up on sugary soft drinks, and has made a fan of everybody who has opened it up."

— Flavorwire

"McClanahan’s deep loyalty to his place and his people gives his story wings: 'So now I put the dirt from my home in my pockets and I travel. I am making the world my mountain.' And so he is."

— Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"[Crapalachia is] a wild and inventive book, unquestionably fresh of spirit, and totally unafraid to break formalisms to tell it like it was."

— Vice

"Part memoir, part hillbilly history, part dream, McClanahan embraces humanity with all its grit, writing tenderly of criminals and outcasts, family and the blood ties that bind us."

— Interview Magazine

"A brilliant, unnerving, beautiful curse of a book that will both haunt and charmingly engage readers for years and years and years."

— The Nervous Breakdown

"McClanahan's style is as seductive as a circuit preacher's. Crapalachia is both an homage and a eulogy for a place where, through the sorcery of McClanahan's storytelling, we can all pull up a chair and find ourselves at home."

— San Diego City Beat

"Epic. McClanahan’s prose is straightforward, casual, and enjoyable to read, reminiscent at times of Kurt Vonnegut. Crapalachia is one of the rare books that, after you reach the end, you don’t get up to check your e-mail or Facebook or watch TV. You just sit quietly and think about the people of the book and how they remind you of people you used to know. You feel lucky to have known them, and you feel grateful to McClanahan for the reminder."

— Rain Taxi Review of Books

When Scott McClanahan was fourteen he went to live with his Grandma Ruby and his Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Crapalachia is a portrait of these formative years, coming-of-age in rural West Virginia.

Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana.

Scott McClanahan is the author of Stories II and Stories V! His fiction has appeared in BOMB, Vice, and New York Tyrant. His novel Hill William is forthcoming from Tyrant Books.

McClanahan Scott  
обложка книги Calcutta: Two Years in the City Calcutta: Two Years in the City

The award-winning author Amit Chaudhuri has been widely praised for the beauty and subtle power of his writing and for the ways in which he makes “place” as complex a character as his men and women. Now he brings these gifts to a spellbinding amalgam of memoir, reportage, and history in this intimate, luminous portrait of Calcutta.

Chaudhuri guides us through the city where he was born, the home he loved as a child, the setting of his acclaimed novels — a place he now finds captivating for all the ways it has, and, perhaps more powerfully, has not, changed. He shows us a city relatively untouched by the currents of globalization but possessed of a “self-renewing way of seeing, of inhabiting space, of apprehending life.” He takes us along vibrant avenues and derelict alleyways; introduces us to intellectuals, Marxists, members of the declining haute bourgeoisie, street vendors, domestic workers; brings to life the city’s sounds and smells, its architecture, its traditional shops and restaurants, new malls and hotels. And, using the historic elections of 2011 as a fulcrum, Chaudhuri looks back to the nineteenth century, when the city burst with a new vitality, and toward the politics of the present, finding a city “still not recovered from history” yet possessed of a singular modernity.

Chaudhuri observes and writes about Calcutta with rare candor and clarity, making graspable the complex, ultimately ineluctable reasons for his passionate attachment to the place and its people.

Chaudhuri Amit  
обложка книги Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner

The part played in the Cold War by the Royal Navy’s submarines still retains a great degree of mystery and, in the traditions of the ‘Silent Service,’ remains largely shrouded in secrecy. Cold War Command brings us as close as is possible to the realities of commanding nuclear hunter-killer submarines, routinely tasked to hunt out and covertly follow Soviet submarines in order to destroy them should there be any outbreak of hostilities. Dan Conley takes the reader through his early career in diesel submarines, prior to his transition to the complex and very demanding three-dimensional world of operating nuclear submarines; he describes the Royal Navy’s shortcomings in ship and weapons procurement and delivers many insights into the procurement failures which led to the effective bankrupting of the Defence budget in the first decade of the 21st century. In command of the hunter killer submarines Courageous and Valient in the 1980s, he achieved exceptional success against Soviet submarines at the height of the Cold War. He was also involved in the initial deployment of the Trident nuclear weapon system, and divulges hitherto un-revealed facets of nuclear weapons strategy and policy during this period. This gripping read takes you onboard a nuclear submarine and into the depths of the ocean, and relays the excitement and apprehensions experienced by British submariners confronted by a massive Soviet Navy.

Woodman Richard, Conley Dan  
обложка книги Czerwony alert Czerwony alert Browder Bill  
обложка книги Chasin’ The Train Chasin’ The Train

Дж. С. Томас


CHASIN’ THE TRAIN

Музыка и мистика Джона Колтрэйна 


Нью-Йорк, 1975

Перевод с английского Марка Грахова

Томас Дж С  
обложка книги Comédie française — Ça a débuté comme ça… Comédie française — Ça a débuté comme ça…

Il nous a fait redécouvrir La Fontaine, Rimbaud et Céline. Il incarne l'esprit et le panache de la langue française.

En prose, en vers et même en verlan, il a donné sa voix à d'immenses auteurs, auxquels il sait faire respirer l'air de notre temps — en racontant la fureur du Misanthrope à l'ère du téléphone portable, ou la sensualité de « La Laitière et le pot au lait » sur l'air d'une publicité pour Dim.

Il a quitté l'école à quatorze ans pour devenir apprenti coiffeur. Il est aujourd'hui l'un de nos plus grands comédiens, célébré pour ses lectures-spectacles, couronné par la Mostra de Venise pour son rôle dans son dernier film, L'Hermine.

Dans son autobiographie, Fabrice Luchini livre le récit d'une vie placée sous le signe de la littérature, à la recherche de la note parfaite.


Fabrice Luchini est né à Paris en 1951.

Comédie française — Ça a débuté comme ça… est son premier livre

Luchini Fabrice  
обложка книги Chechnya Diary Chechnya Diary

Chechnya Diary is a story about “the story” of the war in Chechnya, the “rogue republic” that attempted to secede from the Russian Federation at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Specifically, it is the story of the Samashki Massacre, a symbol of the Russian brutality that was employed to crush Chechen resistance.

Thomas Goltz is a member of the exclusive journalistic cadre of compulsive, danger-addicted voyeurs who court death to get the story. But in addition to providing a tour through the convoluted Soviet and then post-Soviet nationalities policy that led to the bloodbath in Chechnya, Chechnya Diary is part of a larger exploration of the role (and impact) of the media in conflict areas. And at its heart, Chechnya Diary is the story of Hussein, the leader of the local resistance in the small town that bears the brunt of the massacre as it is drawn into war.

This is a deeply personal book, a first person narrative that reads like an adventure but addresses larger theoretical issues ranging from the history of ethnic/nationalities in the USSR and the Russian Federation to journalistic responsibility in crisis zones. Chechnya Diary is a crossover work that offers both the historical context and a ground-level view of a complex and brutal war.

Goltz Thomas  
обложка книги Communism, Sex and Lies Communism, Sex and Lies

Communism, Sex and Lies offers a sharp and humorous observation of life in a communist country. It is not as black and white as outsiders often think. Can you miss the freedom of speech when you don’t exactly know what is is?

This is the coming-of-age story of a young woman who rebels against the established order. Her funny and absurd adventures take place in Bulgaria and Russia, against the backdrop of the wavering communist regime. Can you filter the truth from fake news when you are brainwashed?

Maria Genova was born in Bulgaria in 1973. She works as a journalist and writer. Her dream came true, but not in the country she had in mind. Communism, Sex and Lies was her prize-winning debut novel.

Genova Maria  
обложка книги Consolations of the Forest Consolations of the Forest

In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. From February to July 2010, he lived in silence, solitude, and cold. His cabin, built by Soviet geologists in the Brezhnev years, is a cube of logs three meters by three meters, heated by a cast iron skillet, six-day walk from the nearest village and hundreds of miles of track.

To live isolated from the world while retaining one's sanity requires a routine, Tesson discovered. In the morning, he would read, write, smoke, or draw, and then devoted hours to cutting the wood, shoveling snow, and fishing. Emotionally, these months proved a challenge, and the loneliness was crippling. Tesson found in paper a valuable confidant, the notebook, a polite companion. Noting carefully, almost daily, his impressions of the silence, his struggles to survive in a hostile nature, his despair, his doubts, but also its moments of ecstasy, inner peace and harmony with nature, Sylvain Tesson shares with us an extraordinary experience.

Writer, journalist and traveler, Sylvain Tesson was born in 1972. After a world tour by bicycle, he developed a passion for Central Asia, and has travelled tirelessly since 1997. He came to prominence in 2004 with a remarkable travelogue, Axis of Wolf (Robert Laffont). Editions Gallimard have already published his A Life of a Mouthful (2009) and, with Thomas Goisque and Bertrand de Miollis, High Voltage (2009). In 2009 he won the Prix Goncourt for A Life of a Mouthful, and in 2011 won the Prix Médicis for non-fiction for Consolations of the Forest: Alone in Siberia.

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Tesson Sylvain  
Cтенограмма заседания семинара Бориса Стругацкого Стругацкий Борис  
Cэp Фpeнcиc Дpeйк нa Mитинcкoм pынкe Поликовский Алексей  
обложка книги Camp America Camp America

Каждое лето Америка переживает иностранное вторжение. Тысячи людей — в основном, участники международных студенческих программ — приезжают в страну на работу. На несколько месяцев супермаркеты, парки развлечений, детские лагеря, стройки и рестораны пополняют свой штат иностранными студентами. В США сегодня так много работы, что с ней не справляется ни местное население, ни иммигранты. Поэтому американские предприниматели, стремясь сократить издержки, выписывают из-за океана иностранцев — в том числе студентов. Им обычно предлагают неквалифицированную работу с низкой зарплатой, на которую вряд ли польстится американец. И приезжие, как это происходит во всех развитых странах, занимаются простой, не требующей серьезных навыков работой: моют посуду, строят и ремонтируют дома, убирают территорию парков, закрепляют ремни безопасности на смельчаках, решивших прокатиться по американским горкам, или с улыбкой принимают заказ в «Макдональдсе»: «Доллар пятьдесят центов — ваша сдача, сэр»...

Русакович Артем Анатольевич  
обложка книги Columbine Columbine

Ten years in the making and a masterpiece of reportage, “Columbine” is an award-winning journalist’s definitive account of one of the most shocking massacres in American history.

It is driven by two questions: what drove these killers, and what did they do to this town?

* * *

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave “a lasting impression on the world.” Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence—irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting “another Columbine.”

When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; we think of Cassie Bernall, the girl we thought professed her faith before she was shot; and we think of the boy pulling himself out of a school window—the whole world was watching him. Now, in a riveting piece of journalism nearly ten years in the making, comes the story none of us knew. In this revelatory book, Dave Cullen has delivered a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris, and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to prom three days earlier and obsessed about love in his journal. The result is an astonishing account of two good students with lots of friends, who came to stockpile a basement cache of weapons, to record their raging hatred, and to manipulate every adult who got in their way. They left signs everywhere, described by Cullen with a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the boy’s tapes and diaries, he gives the first complete account of the Columbine tragedy. In the tradition of HELTER SKELTER and IN COLD BLOOD, COLUMBINE is destined to be a classic. A close-up portrait of hatred, a community rendered helpless, and the police blunders and cover-ups, it is a compelling and utterly human portrait of two killers-an unforgettable cautionary tale for our times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA22SKaQ5hU

Cullen Dave  
обложка книги Coca-Cola. Грязная правда Coca-Cola. Грязная правда

Начиная речь об одном из самых дорогих в мире брендов, мы должны, прежде всего, избежать ловушки, которой является постоянное упоминание торговой марки. У нас нет желания навязать конкретный товар, оскорбить чувства потребляющих или потревожить чьи-то условные рефлексы. Поэтому оставим «доброе имя» тем, кому дорого «доброе имя». И поговорим о репутации компании, которая уже 126 лет изготавливает и продает «сахарно-сиропное счастье», «напиток цвета жженой карамели из штата Джорджия».

Блендинг Майкл  
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Rushkoff Douglas  
обложка книги Climate of Fear : The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World Climate of Fear : The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World

In this new book developed from the prestigious Reith Lectures, Nobel Prize — winning author Wole Soyinka, a courageous advocate for human rights around the world, considers fear as the dominant theme in world politics.

Decades ago, the idea of collective fear had a tangible face: the atom bomb. Today our shared anxiety has become far more complex and insidious, arising from tyranny, terrorism, and the invisible power of the “quasi state.” As Wole Soyinka suggests, the climate of fear that has enveloped the world was sparked long before September 11, 2001.

Rather, it can be traced to 1989, when a passenger plane was brought down by terrorists over the Republic of Niger. From Niger to lower Manhattan to Madrid, this invisible threat has erased distinctions between citizens and soldiers; we’re all potential targets now.

In this seminal work, Soyinka explores the implications of this climate of fear: the conflict between power and freedom, the motives behind unthinkable acts of violence, and the meaning of human dignity. Fascinating and disturbing, Climate of Fear is a brilliant and defining work for our age.

Soyinka Wole  
обложка книги Czerwony alert Czerwony alert Browder Bill  
обложка книги Cоветская повседневность: нормы и аномалии от военного коммунизма к большому стилю Cоветская повседневность: нормы и аномалии от военного коммунизма к большому стилю

Новая книга известного историка и культуролога Наталии Лебиной посвящена формированию советской повседневности. Автор, используя дихотомию «норма/аномалия», демонстрирует на материалах 1920—1950-х годов трансформацию политики большевиков в сфере питания и жилья, моды и досуга, религиозности и сексуальности, а также смену отношения к традиционным девиациям – пьянству, самоубийствам, проституции. Основной предмет интереса исследователя – эпоха сталинского большого стиля, когда обыденная жизнь не только утрачивает черты «чрезвычайности» военного коммунизма и первых пятилеток, но и лишается достижений демократических преобразований 1920-х годов, превращаясь в повседневность тоталитарного типа с жесткой системой предписаний и запретов.

Лебина Наталья Борисовна  
обложка книги Capital: The Eruption of Delhi Capital: The Eruption of Delhi

A portrait of Delhi and its new elites — and a story of global capitalism unbound.

Commonwealth Prize–winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the most important trends of our time: the growth of the global elite. Since the economic liberalization of 1991, wealth has poured into India, and especially into Delhi. Capital bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of India’s capital city, charting its emergence from a rural backwater to the center of the new Indian middle class. No other city on earth better embodies the breakneck, radically disruptive nature of the global economy’s growth over the past twenty years.

India has not become a new America, though. It more closely resembles post–Soviet Russia with its culture of tremendous excess and undercurrents of gangsterism. But more than anything else, India’s capital, Delhi, is an avatar for capitalism unbound. Capital is an intimate portrait of this very distinct place as well as a parable for where we are all headed.

In the style of V. S. Naipaul’s now classic personal journeys, Dasgupta travels through Delhi to meet with extraordinary characters who mostly hail from what Indians call the new Indian middle class, but they are the elites, by any measure. We first meet Rakesh, a young man from a north Indian merchant family whose business has increased in value by billions of dollars in recent years. As Dasgupta interviews him by his mammoth glass home perched beside pools built for a Delhi sultan centuries before, the nightly party of the new Indian middle class begins. To return home, Dasgupta must cross the city, where crowds of Delhi’s workers, migrants from the countryside, sleep on pavements. The contrast is astonishing.

In a series of extraordinary meetings that reveals the attitudes, lives, hopes, and dreams of this new class, Dasgupta meets with a fashion designer, a tech entrepreneur, a young CEO, a woman who has devoted her life to helping Delhi’s forgotten poor — and many others. Together they comprise a generation on the cusp, like that of fin-de-siècle Paris, and who they are says a tremendous amount about what the world will look like in the twenty-first century.

Dasgupta Rana  
обложка книги Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.

Contains: "Big Red Son," "Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think," "Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed," "Authority and American Usage," "The View from Mrs. Thompson's," "How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart," "Up, Simba," "Consider the Lobster," "Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky" and "Host."

Wallace David Foster  
обложка книги Collected Essays Collected Essays

This collection begins in the early 1980s with 'The Rainbow Sign', which was written as the introduction to the screenplay of 'My Beautiful Laundrette'. It allowed Kureishi to expand upon the issues raised by the film: race, class, sexuality — issues that were provoked by his childhood and family situation.

Kureishi Hanif  
обложка книги Comme un roman Comme un roman

Plaidoyer passionnant pour la defense de la lecture, ce roman est un appel a la liberte et aux droits du lecteur. Daniel Pennac livre, avec un humour grincant qui fera rire de 7 a77 ans, dans ce roman-essai, les droits imprescriptibles du lecteur. En dix chapitres, il nous expose le droit de ne pas lire, de sauter des pages, de ne pas finir un livre, de relire, de lire n'importe quoi,le droit au bovarysme (maladie textuellement transmissible), de lire n'import ou, de gaspiller, de lire a haute voix, de nous taire.

Pennac Daniel Folio  
обложка книги Chroniques du menteur Chroniques du menteur

Pour égayer Les Temps modernes, où parurent à cinq reprises ces « Chroniques du menteur », Vian proposait en particulier d’illustrer la très sérieuse revue avec des photos de pin-up. C’est sans doute pourquoi, malgré l’appui de Jean-Paul Sartre qui appréciait l’humour et l’irrévérence du jeune écrivain, sa collaboration fut de courte durée.

On apprendra dans ces chroniques comment le pape se proposait de canoniser Édith Piaf ; comment rallonger un film sans dépenser d’argent grâce à des séquences dans le noir ; comment l’homme politique Édouard Herriot détourna neuf mineurs et leurs enfants « pour les manger » ; comment se débarrasser des militaires, du maréchal au sergent…

Après deux chroniques refusées, Vian n’insista pas. On le jugerait aujourd’hui « politiquement incorrect ». En général, c’est une preuve de sens de l’humour.

Vian Boris  
обложка книги Comédie française — Ça a débuté comme ça… Comédie française — Ça a débuté comme ça…

Il nous a fait redécouvrir La Fontaine, Rimbaud et Céline. Il incarne l'esprit et le panache de la langue française.

En prose, en vers et même en verlan, il a donné sa voix à d'immenses auteurs, auxquels il sait faire respirer l'air de notre temps — en racontant la fureur du Misanthrope à l'ère du téléphone portable, ou la sensualité de « La Laitière et le pot au lait » sur l'air d'une publicité pour Dim.

Il a quitté l'école à quatorze ans pour devenir apprenti coiffeur. Il est aujourd'hui l'un de nos plus grands comédiens, célébré pour ses lectures-spectacles, couronné par la Mostra de Venise pour son rôle dans son dernier film, L'Hermine.

Dans son autobiographie, Fabrice Luchini livre le récit d'une vie placée sous le signe de la littérature, à la recherche de la note parfaite.


Fabrice Luchini est né à Paris en 1951.

Comédie française — Ça a débuté comme ça… est son premier livre

Luchini Fabrice  
обложка книги Cвайные дорожные сооружения безостановочного движения Cвайные дорожные сооружения безостановочного движения

Существующий в настоящее время в мире подход к раздельному движению по транспортным коридорам автотранспорта, железнодорожного транспорта, проводки трубопроводов, систем связи, электроэнергии дорогостоящ, во многом неэффективен, часто отнимает у пользователей плодородные земли, загрязняет окружающую среду, использует устаревшие методы перемещения транспортных средств. Выявление недостатков этого подхода дало возможность разработать новые компактные дорожные конструкции, обеспечивающие безостановочное перемещение транспортных средств в едином объеме комбинированной транспортной свайной эстакады на основе стального каркаса за счет введения сквозных буферных полос для поездов и автомобилей и межэтажных переездов для автомобилей. Возможным стало также использование конструкции для навешивания на нее кабелей и трубопроводов. Аналогичная конструкция может быть использована в качестве путепровода. Эти и подобные им конструкции дадут возможность резко интенсифицировать товарооборот, явятся дополнительным рынком сбыта металлопроката и цемента, позволят освоить пустынные территории и существенно повысят мобильность и улучшат жизнь населения.

Низовцев Юрий Михайлович  
обложка книги Chechnya Diary Chechnya Diary

Chechnya Diary is a story about “the story” of the war in Chechnya, the “rogue republic” that attempted to secede from the Russian Federation at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Specifically, it is the story of the Samashki Massacre, a symbol of the Russian brutality that was employed to crush Chechen resistance.

Thomas Goltz is a member of the exclusive journalistic cadre of compulsive, danger-addicted voyeurs who court death to get the story. But in addition to providing a tour through the convoluted Soviet and then post-Soviet nationalities policy that led to the bloodbath in Chechnya, Chechnya Diary is part of a larger exploration of the role (and impact) of the media in conflict areas. And at its heart, Chechnya Diary is the story of Hussein, the leader of the local resistance in the small town that bears the brunt of the massacre as it is drawn into war.

This is a deeply personal book, a first person narrative that reads like an adventure but addresses larger theoretical issues ranging from the history of ethnic/nationalities in the USSR and the Russian Federation to journalistic responsibility in crisis zones. Chechnya Diary is a crossover work that offers both the historical context and a ground-level view of a complex and brutal war.

Goltz Thomas  
обложка книги Cruising Attitude Cruising Attitude

Real-life flight attendant Heather Poole has written a charming and funny insider’s account of life and work in the not-always-friendly skies. Cruising Attitude is a Coffee, Tea, or Me? for the 21st century, as the author parlays her fifteen years of flight experience into a delightful account of crazy airline passengers and crew drama, of overcrowded crashpads in “Crew Gardens” Queens and finding love at 35,000 feet. The popular author of “Galley Gossip,” a weekly column for AOL's award-winning travel website Gadling.com, Poole not only shares great stories, but also explains the ins and outs of flying, as seen from the flight attendant’s jump seat.

Poole Heather  
обложка книги Chieftains Chieftains

During the late 1970s and early 80s tension in Europe, between east and west, had grown until it appeared that war was virtually unavoidable. Soviet armies massed behind the 'Iron Curtain' that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea.

In the west, Allied forces, British, American, and armies from virtually all the western countries, raised the levels of their training and readiness. A senior British army officer, General Sir John Hackett, had written a book of the likely strategies of the Allied forces if a war actually took place and, shortly after its publication, he suggested to his publisher Futura that it might be interesting to produce a novel based on the Third World War but from the point of view of the soldier on the ground.

Bob Forrest-Webb, an author and ex-serviceman who had written several best-selling novels, was commissioned to write the book. As modern warfare tends to be extremely mobile, and as a worldwide event would surely include the threat of atomic weapons, it was decided that the book would mainly feature the armoured divisions already stationed in Germany facing the growing number of Soviet tanks and armoured artillery.

With the assistance of the Ministry of Defence, Forrest-Webb undertook extensive research that included visits to various armoured regiments in the UK and Germany, and a large number of interviews with veteran members of the Armoured Corps, men who had experienced actual battle conditions in their vehicles from mined D-Day beaches under heavy fire, to warfare in more recent conflicts.

It helped that Forrest-Webb's father-in-law, Bill Waterson, was an ex-Armoured Corps man with thirty years of service; including six years of war combat experience. He's still remembered at Bovington, Dorset, still an Armoured Corps base, and also home to the best tank museum in the world.

Forrest-Webb believes in realism; realism in speech, and in action. The characters in his book behave as the men in actual tanks and in actual combat behave. You can smell the oil fumes and the sweat and gun-smoke in his writing. Armour is the spearhead of the army; it has to be hard, and sharp. The book is reputed to be the best novel ever written about tank warfare and is being re-published because that's what the guys in the tanks today have requested. When first published, the colonel of one of the armoured regiments stationed in Germany gave a copy to Princess Anne when she visited their base. When read by General Sir John Hackett, he stated: "A dramatic and authentic account", and that's what 'Chieftains' is.

Forrest-Webb Bob  
обложка книги Crime Beat: A Decade Of Covering Cops And Killers Crime Beat: A Decade Of Covering Cops And Killers

From No. 1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter-the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends-and, of course, the killers-to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet. Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft, but also one of the great American writers in any form.

Connelly Michael  
обложка книги Create Dangerously Create Dangerously

"Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part, that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them."-Create Dangerously

In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile, examining what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis. Inspired by Albert Camus' lecture, "Create Dangerously," and combining memoir and essay, Danticat tells the stories of artists, including herself, who create despite, or because of, the horrors that drove them from their homelands and that continue to haunt them. Danticat eulogizes an aunt who guarded her family's homestead in the Haitian countryside, a cousin who died of AIDS while living in Miami as an undocumented alien, and a renowned Haitian radio journalist whose political assassination shocked the world. Danticat writes about the Haitian novelists she first read as a girl at the Brooklyn Public Library, a woman mutilated in a machete attack who became a public witness against torture, and the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and other artists of Haitian descent. Danticat also suggests that the aftermaths of natural disasters in Haiti and the United States reveal that the countries are not as different as many Americans might like to believe.

Create Dangerously is an eloquent and moving expression of Danticat's belief that immigrant artists are obliged to bear witness when their countries of origin are suffering from violence, oppression, poverty, and tragedy.

Danticat Edwidge  
обложка книги Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage

At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both were survivors of previous horrific divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government, which – after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing – gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely, trying with all her might to discover through historical research, interviews, and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. Told with Gilbert's trademark wit, intelligence and compassion, Committed attempts to 'turn on all the lights' when it comes to matrimony, frankly examining questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, divorce risks and humbling responsibilities. Gilbert's memoir is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.

Gilbert Elizabeth  
Comrade Rockstar

Расследование причин гибели Дина Рида - американского певца и активиста, широко известного в Латинской Америке и странах социализма, но почти неизвестного у себя на родине, в США.

В июне 1986 г. тело Дина Рида было извлечено из озера под Берлином неподалеку от его дома. Властями ГДР было заявлено, что Дин Рид утонул. Американские родственники заподозрили убийство секретной службой ГДР. Некоторые говорили о самоубийстве.

Американская писательница - автор нескольких детективных триллеров - пытается найти истинную причину гибели певца, склоняясь прежде всего к версии его убийства агентами штази.

Интересны зарисовки автора о перестроечном СССР конца 1980-х гг.

Нейделсон Реджи  
обложка книги China Witness China Witness

This hugely important and ground-breaking book – an unprecedented oral history – gives voice to a silent generation and tells the secret history of 20th century China.

In 1912, five thousand years of feudal rule ended in China. Warlords, Western businessmen, soldiers, missionaries and Japanese all ruled China, exploited and fought one another and the Chinese. In 1949, Mao Zedong came to power.

China Witness is both a journey through time and through the author's own country, and a memorial to an extraordinary generation of men and women who have survived war, invasion, revolution, famine and modernization – to tell the story of their times. It is an extraordinary personal testimony from a normally silent generation who, in their lifetimes have seen China transformed from a largely peasant, agricultural country of more than 1.3 billion people into a modern state. These are ordinary people – a herb woman at a market, retired teachers, a legendary 'bandit' woman, Red Guards, oil pioneers, an acrobat, a naval general, a shoe mender, a lantern maker, taxi drivers, and others – from west to east, across the vast country, now in their seventies, eighties and nineties, and whose memories will soon die with them.

Here, for the first time many of them speak out about their lives and private thoughts about what they witnessed. Together their intimate stories are perhaps the only accurate record of modern Chinese history.

Xue Xinran  
обложка книги Cold a Long Time Cold a Long Time

Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Award (Bronze Medal, True Crime)

“One of the biggest cover-up cases I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen it all.”

—Margaret McLean, author, former Boston prosecutor and Boston College Law Professor.

In August of 1989, Duncan MacPherson—a pro hockey player from Saskatoon, Canada—vanished without a trace in Europe. With no help from the police, his parents, Lynda and Bob, drove all over the Alps looking for him, and finally found his car at the Stubai Glacier, a popular ski resort near Innsbruck, Austria. Thus began their twenty-year struggle to discover why their son had disappeared after snowboarding on a beginner slope. Had he, as the local police suggested, wandered off the beaten track and died in a remote area, or had he been the victim of something sinister?

In the course of their search, the MacPhersons encountered an extraordinary cast of characters, including a 5,000-year-old ice mummy, an amnesiac initially thought to be Duncan, a renowned psychic with a startling vision, a charismatic ski resort developer, and a deceptively friendly forensic doctor. In 2009 they asked author John Leake to help them with their ongoing search for answers, and after a two-year investigation, he discovered the shocking reality of what happened to Duncan.

Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery recounts the strange and agonizing odyssey of the MacPherson family. It is a story about tremendous love, perseverance, and the irrepressible desire to know the truth, literally at all costs. It is also the story of a twisted cover-up, committed by the ski resort, the local police, and high-ranking officials in Innsbruck.

Leake’s findings are the subject of the television documentary “A Cold Case,” produced by the fifth estate—Canada’s premier investigative news program.

“Leake skillfully and exhaustively takes a complex story and makes it eminently readable.”

—The Regina Leader-Post
Leake John  
обложка книги Cоветская повседневность: нормы и аномалии от военного коммунизма к большому стилю Cоветская повседневность: нормы и аномалии от военного коммунизма к большому стилю

Новая книга известного историка и культуролога Наталии Лебиной посвящена формированию советской повседневности. Автор, используя дихотомию «норма/аномалия», демонстрирует на материалах 1920—1950-х годов трансформацию политики большевиков в сфере питания и жилья, моды и досуга, религиозности и сексуальности, а также смену отношения к традиционным девиациям – пьянству, самоубийствам, проституции. Основной предмет интереса исследователя – эпоха сталинского большого стиля, когда обыденная жизнь не только утрачивает черты «чрезвычайности» военного коммунизма и первых пятилеток, но и лишается достижений демократических преобразований 1920-х годов, превращаясь в повседневность тоталитарного типа с жесткой системой предписаний и запретов.

Лебина Наталья Борисовна  

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  •  КГБ и власть
     Бобков Филипп Денисович
     Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

    Филипп Денисович Бобков — кадровый разведчик, прослуживший в органах госбезопасности 45 лет. В этой книге он описывает всю сложность взаимоотношений, существовавших между КГБ и ЦК КПСС. Читатель впервые познакомится с уникальными особенностями партийного руководства органами госбезопасности в так называемый «андроповский период». Автор не претендует на исчерпывающее изложение темы, но приведенные факты, бесспорно, соответствуют истине. Надеемся, что они позволят иначе взглянуть на деятельность множества настоящих профессионалов, честно и самоотверженно трудившихся в системе госбезопасности на благо Родины.

  •  Спецслужбы Польши, Советской России и Германии
     Мисюк Анджей
     Наука, Образование, История, Политика, Документальная литература, Документальная литература

    В монографии польского ученого Анджея Мисюка подробно описываются организация польских спецслужб в 1918–1939 годах и направления их деятельности, а также применявшиеся ими методы и формы работы. Особое внимание автор уделеляет их подрывной деятельности против России, мерам советских органов безопасности по противодействию им, достигнутым спецслужбами Польши оперативным результатам и допущенным провалам в разведывательной работе.

    В книге широко используются материалы польских архивов, что непременно вызовет огромный интерес читателей к этой работе.

  •  Котовский
     Четвериков Борис Дмитриевич
     Проза, Историческая проза, Советская классическая проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

    Роман «Котовский» написан Борисом Четвериковым в послевоенный период (1957–1964). Большой многолетний труд писателя посвящен человеку, чьи дела легендарны, а имя бессмертно. Автор ведет повествование от раннего детства до последних минут жизни Григория Ивановича Котовского. В первой книге писатель показывает, как формировалось сознание Котовского — мальчика, подростка, юноши, который в силу жизненных условий задумывается над тем, почему в мире есть богатые и бедные, добро и зло. Не сразу пришел Котовский к пониманию идей социализма, к осознанной борьбе со старым миром. Рассказывая об этом, писатель создает образ борца-коммуниста. Перед читателем встает могучая фигура бесстрашного и талантливого командира, вышедшего из народа и отдавшего ему всего себя. Вторая книга романа «Котовский» — «Эстафета жизни» завершает дилогию о бессмертном комбриге. Она рассказывает о жизни и деятельности Г. И. Котовского в период 1921–1925 гг., о его дружбе с М.В.Фрунзе.

    Роман как-то особенно полюбился читателю. Б. Четвериков выпустил дилогию, объединив в один том.


  •  Штурм дворца Амина: версия военного разведчика
     Кошелев Владимир Михайлович
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    Предисловие к книге написал Владимир Войнович.

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