Beijing 2008. the 100 metres final: Usain Bolt slows down. beats his chest. metres clear of his nearest rival. his face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest sporting moments. It is just the beginning.Of the ten fastest 100-metres times in history. eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men’s and women’s sprint events?The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a community where sprinting permeates conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35.000 screaming fans; where identity. success and status are forged on the track. and where making it is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such a society there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richar
Autor: Michael Dirda
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Man in the Mist
The rather disgruntled pair of Tommy and Tuppence are sequestered in the Grand Adlington Hotel. having made a pigs ear out of their latest case. But. while mournfully sipping cocktails. with Tommy oddly dressed as a parson. they are gleefully accosted by their old acquaintance Mr. Bulger. who has Londons most beautiful stage actress. Gilda Glen. in tow. Featherbrained and a little confused. Gilda takes Tommy for a real clergyman and scrawls out a desperate note to meet him away from the hotel. While Tommy and Tuppence mull over the note. in storms an old flame of Gildas. claiming he wants to wring someones neck. When the duo turn up at the meeting place. all hell breaks loose.
Autor: Agatha Christie
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Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson
Four well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience. her poems encompass life and death. love and longing. joyfulness and sorrow. With sparse. precise language. she conveys a penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.
Autor: Emily Dickinson
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ty secret. Overnight. their peaceful existence descends into a vortex of fear and brutality that may cost them the life of their only child.
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Doris Kearns Goodwins classic life of Lyndon Johnson. who presided over the Great Society. the Vietnam War. and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s. is a monument in political biography. From the moment the author. then a young woman from Harvard. first encountered President Johnson at a White House dance in the spring of 1967. she became fascinated by the manhis character. his enormous energy and drive. and his manner of wielding these gifts in an endless pursuit of power. As a member of his White House staff. she soon became his personal confidante. and in the years before his death he revealed himself to her as he did to no other. Widely praised and enormously popular. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style. the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant. conflicted humanity.
Autor: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Human Rights and Civil Rights
Only a few hundred years ago there emerged the ideal of inalienable rights to life. liberty. property. free speech. freedom of conscience and religion. etc. Yet rights now are routinely claimed to include health care. employment. housing. and education; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights even lists paid vacations. Are rights bestowed by government. or do we possess them simply because we are human? Do we have a „right” to all things we need for a full human life-even if it obligates others to provide them? The Morality in Our Age series examines the historical and philosophical background of today’s most pressing moral challenges. Though a final „answer” is notoriously elusive in moral discussion. you’ll develop a much better insight into the forces and principles at play on today’s most serious moral issues. problems. and dilemmas.
Autor: Prof. John Arthur
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The USA Today bestselling author of The Midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel. a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth. one that celebrates the human spirit.The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily. Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations. Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be. she relies on an experienced midwife. her dear friend Patience Murphy.Though she is happy to be back in Hope River. time and experience have tempered Beckys cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum. who has accompanied her. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself. she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe.But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Beckys only ch
Autor: Sarah Palin
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