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  • All-American Murder * PB (B Format)

    All-American Murder * PB (B Format)

    Patterson,James
    Kiadó: Random House,Uk
    James Patterson sokkoló tényfeltáró riport-könyve az amerikai futball egyik csillagáról, Aaron Hernandezről. Mint egy üstökös tűnt fel Hernandez az amerikai futtball történetében, s amilyen gyorsan felemelkedett, olyan gyorsan el is bukott. Hernandezt, -akárcsak egykor O.J. Simpsont - gyilkosság vádjával állították bíróság elé, de Hernandez nem úszta meg a börtönt. Idő előtt meghalt a szupersztár. Ebben a lebilincselő műben Patterson a regényeiből már megszokott alapossággal tárja fel valóságot AaronHerandez életéről.Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors. --USA TodayAaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in amaximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée,Shayanna Jenkins.He had it all. A $40 million NFL contract. Fame. Adoration.Until he was convicted of murder, and jailed for life without parole.A true story told by the master of crime fiction, All-American Murder is the tale of Aaron Hernandez, once the NFL's youngest player, a star for the New England Patriots, and a Super Bowl veteran. His every move played out in the headlines, and yet heled a secret life - one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?He'd courted trouble since school, and trouble followed him to the NFL. Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, Hernandez was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro American football player who dated thesister of Hernandez's fiancée.This explosive account of the rise and fall of a life cut short in the dark shadow of fame, culminating in Hernandez's own untimely death behind bars, is built on original, in-depth reporting. Was Hernandez a victim himself, suffering violence-inducingbrain damage from the sport that meant everything to him - or was he just a heartless killer?
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    ISBN: 9781787460669
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: 1-10 pld
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  • First Man Film Tie In

    First Man Film Tie In

    Hansen,James
    Kiadó: Simon and Schuster
    Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose one small step changed history.In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this magnificent panorama of the secondhalf of the American twentieth century (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon's surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to hisformative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storiedvocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. In the years since the Moon landing, rumors swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life.This book reveals the man behind the myth. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconicblend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
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    ISBN: 9781471177897
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: 1-10 pld
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  • Robert Plant: A Life: The Biography

    Robert Plant: A Life: The Biography

    Rees Paul
    Kiadó: Harper Collins *
    Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends.Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has had a profound influence on music for over four decades. But the full account of his life has barely been told  until now.Robert Plant: A Life is the first complete and comprehensive telling of Plant's story. From his earliest performances in folk clubs in the early 1960s, to the world's biggest stages as Led Zeppelin's self-styled 'Golden God', and on to his emergence asan emboldened solo star.The sheer scale of Zeppelin's success is extraordinary: in the US alone they sold 70 million records, a figure surpassed only by the Beatles. But their success was marred by tragedy.These pages contain first-hand accounts of Plant's greatest highs and deepest lows: the tragic deaths of his son Karac and his friend, Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.Told in vivid detail, this is the definitive story of a man of great talent, remarkable fortitude and extraordinary conviction.
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    ISBN: 9780007514892
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: 1-10 pld
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  • Becoming
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    Becoming

    Obama, Michelle
    Kiadó: Hamilton,H.
    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped createthe most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, andstanding with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executivebalancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has livedit - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.AZ EGYESÜLT ÁLLAMOK EGYKORI FIRST LADYJÉNEK SZEMÉLYES HANGÚ, ÁTÜTŐ EREJŰ ÉS INSPIRÁLÓ ÖNÉLETRAJZAMichelle Robinson gyermekkorát Chicago déli részén töltötte. A család tetőtéri lakásában egy szobában lakott bátyjával, Craiggel, akivel gyakran fogócskázott kint a parkban. Szüleinek, Fraser és Marian Robinsonnak köszönheti szókimondását, bátorságát.Innen az élet távolabb repítette: a Princeton nagyelőadóitól, ahol először tapasztalta meg, milyen érzés egyedüli feketének lenni egy teremben, a csupa üveg irodaházig, ahová elszánt és lelkes társasági szakjogászként került. Itt toppant be irodájába egynyári reggelen egy joghallgató, Barack Obama, és borította fel szépen felépített terveit.Michelle Obama most először mesél házasságuk első éveiről, arról, miként próbált egyensúlyt teremteni a munkája és a családi élet között, miközben férje politikai karrierje gyorsan ívelt felfelé. Beavat az elnökválasztáson való indulásról szóló vitáikrészleteibe, és ír arról is, hogyan élte meg a népszerűség terhét és a kritikákat a kampány során. A bájjal, humorral és szokatlan őszinteséggel elmesélt történetekben igen érzékletesen számol be a színfalak mögött zajló eseményekről, amelyeknek acsaládja a történelem rivaldafényébe kerülve lett részese. Hasonlóan élvezetesen ír a Fehér Házban eltöltött nyolc meghatározó évről, amelyek során megismerte az országot, és az ország is megismerte őt.Az Így lettem hol szerény iowai konyhákba, hol a Buckingham-palota báltermeibe kalauzol minket. Megtapasztaljuk a mérhetetlen szomorúság, az elképesztő szívósság és bámulatos kitartás pillanatait is. Egészen közelről láthatjuk, mi zajlik e páratlan,úttörő történelmi személyiség lelkében, miközben azért küzd, hogy hitelesen éljen, hogy saját erejét és hangját magasabb eszmék szolgálatába állítsa. Őszintén és bátran megosztott történetei arra ösztönöznek, hogy feltegyük magunknak is a kérdést: kikvagyunk és kivé akarunk válni.
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    ISBN: 9780241334140
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: nincs raktáron
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    6 300 Ft

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  • Room To Dream

    Room To Dream

    Lynch,David
    Kiadó: Canongate Books
    David Lynch - co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive - opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along theway and the struggles he has faced to bring his projects to fruition.Room to Dream is both an astonishing memoir told in Lynch's own words and a landmark biography based on hundreds of interviews, that offers unique insights into the life and mind of one of the world's most enigmatic and original artists.
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    ISBN: 9781782118411
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: 1-10 pld
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    3 930 Ft

    3 341 Ft(15%)

  • Year of The Monkey
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    Year of The Monkey

    Smith, Patti
    Kiadó: Bloomsbury
    From the National Book Award winning author of JustKids and M Train , a profound, beautifully realizedmemoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woveninto a tapestry of one transformative yearA new memoir from writer, performer and visual artistPatti Smith, author of the critically acclaimed,internationally bestselling Just KidsJust Kids was a New York Times and Sunday Timesbestseller, won a National Book Award for non fiction, andhas currently sold over 300,000 copies in UK and exportDream like, exquisite and arresting, The Year of theMonkey is the story of an artist's adventures on thehighways of grief, age and political crisis: perfect for fansof Just Kids and Bob Dylan's Chronicles , but also for fans ofthe works of Roberto Bolano and Haruki Murakami
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    ISBN: 9781526614759
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: nincs raktáron
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    4 900 Ft

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