Camaro Espinoza spent twelve years in the Army, and now she’s out. Riding cross-country, she makes a stop in Las Vegas, where a chance meeting leads to a situation where it’s fight or die.
Pursued by the police and by killers for an implacable Mexican drug cartel, she flees to the desert because what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
Somewhere between the windswept ridges of Northern Wyoming and the heat of a New Jersey summer lies the dream of a young woman's life - to become a western music star, in spite of all odds.
Paul Robeson was a towering figure in American culture, conquering many disparate venues--from football and film to law to Shakespeare. An extraordinary athlete-scholar-actor-singer, Robeson also became a crusader for human rights. And though he was admired by many, his controversial support of the Soviet Union during the Cold War and the era of McCarthyism led to ostracism and his declining health. In Robeson: An American Ballad, Arnold H. Lubasch chronicles the remarkable life of this twentieth-century original. In this concise and readable account, Lubasch--a New York Times veteran for almost 40 years--reports on Robeson's life story more accurately and clearly than any previous books. In addition to detailing the highs and lows of Robeson's life and career, Lubasch offers several personal anecdotes about this American icon, and includes commentary on the 100th-anniversary celebration of Robeson's birth. This engaging work will be of interest to virtually everyone, but especially to scholars and students of U.S. and African American history and culture.
Sensuous is the word that best defines the flavor and texture of Indian cuisine. A cuisine that is visually and aromatically one of the most opulent in the world. Marut Sikka, acclaimed food consultant, cuts out the fuss, and shares home-style Indian dishes which are perfect for everyday cooking. He uses his amazing knowledge of combining spices to make dishes taste extraordinary. The recipes are authentic — a testament to simple ingredients producing sublime tastes. Indian Flavors starts with a brief introduction to some of the spices of India.
The rest of the book is divided into unique sections such as the spice family, fresh herbs and vegetables, dried herbs, seeds and leaves, and dried fruits. As the author explores each section, he gives simple, but delectable recipes such as nutmeg potato circles, lamb chops with black pepper, dill infused grilled fish, jalapenos with jaggery and coconut, and rose petal and rice pudding, with vivid photos that are sure to impress. With streamlined techniques and intense, authentic flavors, Indian Flavors heralds a new generation of Indian cookbooks, a classic in its own right. Marut Sikka, an impresario turned foodie, has researched the finer nuances of Indian food extensively and has created over 14 unique Indian restaurants worldwide, including menus for many others. Often referred to as a culinary ambassador of Indian food, he has also organized numerous food festivals in India and overseas. He has created gourmet meals for many prestigious clients including Atal Behari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, and conceptualized and executed the menus for events like the Golden Jubilee of the Parliament of India.
He is presently a consultant with airlines, food-processing companies, hotels, restaurants, and flavor houses on Indian food and flavors. Mohammed Ilyas a curry and biryani master, has honed his skills under traditional masters such as Imtiaz Qureshi. He has worked as a trainer for many restaurants and has showcased his skills at national and international food festivals. With his extensive knowledge of Indian curries and stir-fries, he is one of the best practitioners of rice cooking in India. Dheeraj Paul has photographed subjects ranging from food, still life, people, travel to architecture and industry. He won the first prize in the Canon Asia & Pacific Photo Contest in 2000.
В романе "Последнее лето" известный русский писатель Константин Симонов продолжает рассказ о героических судьбах своих главных героев: генерале Серпилине, генерале Львове, генерале Бойко, полковнике Ильине, капитане Синцове, с которыми читатель уже знаком по романам "Живые и мертвые" и "Солдатами не рождаются". Третий роман также был отмечен вниманием критики, а его сюжет лег в основу сценария фильма "Направление главного удара" из знаменитой киноэпопеи "Освобождение". Основное действие романа разворачивается в 1944 году в Белоруссии, сильнее всего пострадавшей во время фашистской оккупации. Генерал Серпилин, талантливый военачальник, прошедший все круги ада войны, ведет в бой стотысячную армию и успешно завершает разгром Бобруйской и Минской группировок противника...
This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence.
Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled "hermit" in an Arizona mining town.
Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. No�l Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. pThe author of such classics as iOur Town/i and iThe Bridge of San Luis Rey/i, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice.
ΠΡΩΤΟΧΡΟΝΙΑΤΙΚΟ Σαράντα σβέρκοι βωδινοὶ με λαδωμένες μπούκλες σκεμπέδες, σταβροθόλωτοι και βρώμιες ποδαρούκλες ξετσίπωτοι, ακαμάτηδες, τσιμπούρια και κορέοι ντυμένοι στα μαλάματα κ’ επίσημοι κι ωραίοι.
Σαράντα λύκοι με προβιά (γι’ αφτούς βαρά η καμπάνα) καθένας γουρουνόπουλο, καθένας νταμιτζάνα ! Κι απέ ρεβάμενοι βαθιά ξαπλώσανε στο τζάκι, κι αβάσταγες ενιώσανε φαγούρες στο μπατζάκι. Όξ’ ο κοσμάκης φώναζε: «Πεινάμε τέτιες μέρες» γερόντοι και γερόντισσες, παιδάκια και μητέρες κ’ οι των επίγειων αγαθών σφιχτοί νοικοκυρέοι άνοιξαν τα παράθυρα και κράξαν: «Είστε αθέοι». [Από τον τόμο «Ποιητικά», από την ποιητική συλλογή «Ποιήματα»]