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Between The Assassinations

Author : Aravind Adiga
ISBN : 9781848877474
Genre : Fiction
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In his compelling new work of fiction, Aravind Adiga has imagined the small Indian city of Kittur, an everytown nestling on the coast south of Goa and north of Calicut. Through the myriad and distinctive voices of its inhabitants, an entire Indian world comes vividly and unforgettably to life. From a middle-aged Communist to an Islamic terrorist; from the young children of a Tamil building-site worker to a privileged and alienated schoolboy; from an idealistic journalist to a Brahmin housemaid, Adiga has produced a microcosm of Indian life in the 80s, the years between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv. Muslim, Christian and Hindu, high-caste and low-caste, rich and poor: all of Indian life - the 'sorrowful parade of humanity' - is here. Journeying through Kittur's streets and schoolyards, bedrooms and businesses, its inner workings and outer limits, Adiga conjures a remarkable fictional landscape. Sizzling with acid observations, and textured with wicked humour and gentle humanity, Between the Assassinations is a triumph of voice and imagination.

Zwischen Den Attentaten

Author : Aravind Adiga
ISBN : 9783406622557
Genre : Fiction
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In seinem neuen Buch führt uns Aravind Adiga, der mit dem Booker Prize ausgezeichnete Autor des Weltbestsellers «Der weiße Tiger», in einer siebentägigen Tour durch die Stadt Kittur. Wie in Adigas preisgekröntem Roman wird auch hier mit Witz und Furor, Mitgefühl und Humor, Mut und Leidenschaft von einer Welt der unbarmherzigen Gegensätze und des unbeugsamen überlebenswillens erzählt, die uns faszinierend fremd und doch unheimlich vertraut ist.

Derek And Choruses From After The Assassinations

Author : Edward Bond
ISBN : UOM:39015014170172
Genre : Drama
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Der Schattenkrieg

Author : Ronen Bergman
ISBN : 9783641095154
Genre : History
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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.

Bond Plays 6

Author : Edward Bond
ISBN : 9781472536709
Genre : Drama
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Plays Six includes some of the most acclaimed work of Edward Bond, one of Britain's greatest living contemporary dramatists, who is widely studied by schools and colleges. The collection includes a commentary by the author. The collection includes The War Plays and Choruses from After the Assasinations. In The War Plays (Red Black and Ignorant, The Tin Can People, Great Peace): "Bond particularises daunting themes and subjects, but examines them within the context of every day life. His platform is a trilogy of plays that deal with the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. The first, - a quick, telling chronicle of a life destroyed before it ever got lived - puts forth Bond's notions of contemporary cultural corruption and conditioning. In play two the demoralised inheritors of a ravaged earth try to rationalise an existence predicated on death. The third play enlarges the issues by focussing on a post-apocalyptic Mother Courage for whom schizoid suffering becomes a survival technique." (Time Out). In Choruses From After The Assassinations, Bond forecasts questions fifty years into the future, in an age of escalating militarism.Edward Bond is "a great playwright - many, particularly in continental Europe, would say the greatest living English playwright" (Independent)

Death Of A Generation

Author : Howard Jones
ISBN : 9780199878871
Genre : History
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When John F. Kennedy was shot, millions were left to wonder how America, and the world, would have been different had he lived to fulfill the enormous promise of his presidency. For many historians and political observers, what Kennedy would and would not have done in Vietnam has been a source of enduring controversy. Now, based on convincing new evidence--including a startling revelation about the Kennedy administration's involvement in the assassination of Premier Diem--Howard Jones argues that Kennedy intended to withdraw the great bulk of American soldiers and pursue a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Vietnam. Drawing upon recently declassified hearings by the Church Committee on the U.S. role in assassinations, newly released tapes of Kennedy White House discussions, and interviews with John Kenneth Galbraith, Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, and others from the president's inner circle, Jones shows that Kennedy firmly believed that the outcome of the war depended on the South Vietnamese. In the spring of 1962, he instructed Secretary of Defense McNamara to draft a withdrawal plan aimed at having all special military forces home by the end of 1965. The "Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam" was ready for approval in early May 1963, but then the Buddhist revolt erupted and postponed the program. Convinced that the war was not winnable under Diem's leadership, President Kennedy made his most critical mistake--promoting a coup as a means for facilitating a U.S. withdrawal. In the cruelest of ironies, the coup resulted in Diem's death followed by a state of turmoil in Vietnam that further obstructed disengagement. Still, these events only confirmed Kennedy's view about South Vietnam's inability to win the war and therefore did not lessen his resolve to reduce the U.S. commitment. By the end of November, however, the president was dead and Lyndon Johnson began his campaign of escalation. Jones argues forcefully that if Kennedy had not been assassinated, his withdrawal plan would have spared the lives of 58,000 Americans and countless Vietnamese. Written with vivid immediacy, supported with authoritative research, Death of a Generation answers one of the most profoundly important questions left hanging in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's death. Death of a Generation was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2003.

Die Ermordung Margaret Thatchers

Author : Hilary Mantel
ISBN : 9783832188184
Genre : Fiction
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Meisterliche Erzählungen von Englands größter Schriftstellerin Ein Unfall mit tödlichem Ausgang. Ein geheimnisvolles Satzzeichen. Ein aufdringlicher Besucher. Ein plötzlicher Herzstillstand. Es sind die unterschiedlichsten Dinge und Ereignisse, die Hilary Mantels Figuren aus der Lebensbahn werfen – mal für kurze Zeit, mal für immer. Gemein ist ihnen, dass sie tief ins Fleisch des Daseins schneiden. Mit einem untrüglichen Gespür für die Balance zwischen subtiler Andeutung und zielsicher gesetzten Schockeffekten entlarvt »die größte englische Schriftstellerin« (so die Jury des Booker-Preises) die Abgründe, über denen das Leben wie ein dünner Teppich liegt. Diese hintersinnigen, pointiert und mit lakonischem Humor erzählten Storys sind der Beweis, dass die Großmeisterin des üppigen historischen Romans in der kurzen Form – und im Hier und Jetzt – nicht weniger heimisch ist. Mit einer bisher unveröffentlichten Erzählung

The Assassinations

Author : James DiEugenio
ISBN : 0922915822
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Culled from the pages of Probe magazine, these stories delve deeply into the mysteries and hints of conspiracy in the political murders that shocked the nation in the 1960s, covering the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Original.

The Assassination Of Europe 1918 1942

Author : Howard M. Sachar
ISBN : 9781442609181
Genre : History
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In this fascinating volume, renowned historian Howard M. Sachar relates the tragedy of twentieth-century Europe through an innovative, riveting account of the continent's political assassinations between 1918 and 1939 and beyond. By tracing the violent deaths of key public figures during an exceptionally fraught time period--the aftermath of World War I--Sachar lays bare a much larger history: the gradual moral and political demise of European civilization and its descent into World War II. In his famously arresting prose, Sachar traces the assassinations of Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Eisner, Matthias Erzberger, and Walther Rathenau in Germany--a lethal chain reaction that contributed to the Weimar Republic's eventual collapse and Hitler's rise to power. Sachar's exploration of political fragility in Italy, Austria, the successor states of Eastern Europe, and France completes a mordant yet intriguing exposure of the Old World's lethal vulnerability. The final chapter, which chronicles the deaths of Stefan and Lotte Zweig, serves as a thought-provoking metaphor for the assassination of the Old World itself.

The Assassination Of Robert F Kennedy

Author : Jacqueline Ching
ISBN : 0823935450
Genre : History
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Discusses the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy; the investigations of the murders; and the lingering suspicions that these crimes are still unsolved.

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