By Agatha Christie
The autobiography of the queen of poser, Agatha Christie.
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"Chris Kyle hat Dinge gesehen und getan, über die nicht nur künftige Generationen amerikanischer Militärangehöriger sprechen werden, sondern auch jene, die uns in der Schlacht gegenüberstanden und die außergewöhnliche Treffsicherheit des besten Scharfschützen der Welt miterlebten. " (Marcus Luttrell, ehemaliger army SEAL )
"Sniper gibt Aufschluss darüber, wie es ist, den Krieg hautnah mitzuerleben. Chris Kyle schreibt offen über die Missionen, persönlichen Hindernisse und schweren Entscheidungen, die zum Alltag eines jedes SEAL-Scharfschützen gehören. " (Richard Marcinko, erster kommandierender Offizier des SEAL group 6 )
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Chris Kyle leitete das SEAL group three der US military und leistete vier Langzeiteinsätze im Irakkrieg. Für seinen Heldenmut wurde er mit verschiedenen Verdienstmedaillen der US army und des US Marine Corps ausgezeichnet. Nach dem Ende seiner aktiven Zeit wurde er Chefausbilder für Scharfschützen bei der US army. Heute betreibt er ein privates Sicherheitsunternehmen und lebt mit seiner Familie in Texas.
Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning author whose paintings has been broadly translated and released in the course of the international. Who consumed all of the Shinga? is a rare account of her studies transforming into up through the eastern profession of Korea and the Korean conflict, a time of significant oppression, deprivation, and social and political instability.
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Now famous as one of many giants of postwar American fiction, William Gaddis (1922-98) avoided the highlight in the course of his lifestyles, which makes this number of his letters a revelation.
Beginning in 1930 while Gaddis used to be at boarding-school and finishing in September 1998, a couple of months prior to his demise, those letters functionality as a type of autobiography, and are the entire extra helpful simply because Gaddis was once no longer an autobiographical author.
Here we see him forging his first novel The Recognitions (1955) whereas dwelling in Mexico, scuffling with in a revolution in Costa Rica, and dealing in Spain, France, and North Africa. Over the subsequent two decades he struggles to discover time to put in writing the nationwide publication Award-winning J R (1975) amid the problems of labor and kin; bargains with divorce and disillusionment earlier than reviving his profession with chippie 's Gothic (1985); then teaches himself sufficient in regards to the legislation to indite A Frolic of His personal (1994), which earned him one other NBA. Returning to a subject matter he first wrote approximately within the Nineteen Forties, he finishes his final novel Agape Agape as he lay loss of life.
Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, was once an enigma. Intensely pious and a prolific writer, he used to be additionally a polymath enthusiastic about every thing from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the tiny creatures in his microscope. His correspondence with popes, princes and clergymen was once a window into the stressed power of the interval.
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The city attorney never clarified the law. Claudette Colvin was convicted with a suspended sentence. But despite the fact that the city commission and the bus company did not act, something else had begun to happen. The long repressed feelings of resentment on the part of the Negroes had begun to stir. The fear and apathy which had for so long cast a shadow on the life of the Negro community were gradually fading before a new spirit of courage and self-respect. The inaction of the city and bus officials after the Colvin case would make it necessary for them in a few months to meet another committee, infinitely more determined.
Next time they would face a committee supported by the longings and aspirations of nearly fifty thousand people, tired people who had come to see that it is ultimately more honorable to walk the streets in dignity than to ride the buses in humiliation. III The Decisive Arrest O n december 1, 1955, an attractive Negro seamstress, Mrs. Rosa Parks, boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus in downtown Montgomery. She was returning home after her regular day’s work in the Montgomery Fair, a leading department store.
Johns refused, until the driver agreed to return his fare. Before leaving, Mr. Johns stood in the aisle and asked how many of his people would follow him off the bus in protest. Not a single person responded. ” Some of the passivity of the uneducated could, like that of the educated, be attributed to the fear of economic reprisals. Dependent on the white community, they dared not protest against unjust racial conditions for fear of losing their jobs. But perhaps an even more basic force at work was their corroding sense of inferiority, which often expressed itself in a lack of self-respect.