The Year of Living Dangerously


  • Author: Christopher Koch
  • Release Date : 2012-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 786339 Bytes


Jakarta, 1965. Waiting for explosions, the city smells of frangipani, kretek cigarettes, and fear. It is THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY. the charismatic god-king Sukarno has brought Indonesia to the edge of chaos - to an abortive revolution that will leave half a million dead. For the Western correspondents here, this gathering apocalypse is their story and their drug, while the sufferings of the Indonesian people are scarcely real: a shadow play. Working at the eye of the storm are television correspondent Guy Hamilton and his eccentric dwarf cameraman Billy Kwan. In Kwan's secret fantasy life, both Sukarno and Hamilton are heroes. But his heroes betray him, and Billy is driven to desperate action. As the Indonesian shadow play erupts into terri...

On Stalin's Team


  • Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 7647867 Bytes


The first chronicle of Stalin's inner political and social circle—from a leading Soviet historianStalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin was a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of this inner circle and their families. She vividly describes how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, but also constituted his social circle. Stalin's team included...

The Year of Living Dangerously
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Year of Living Dangerously


  • Author : Christopher Koch
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2012-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743098417


The Year of Living Dangerously Book Description :

Jakarta, 1965. Waiting for explosions, the city smells of frangipani, kretek cigarettes, and fear. It is THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY. the charismatic god-king Sukarno has brought Indonesia to the edge of chaos - to an abortive revolution that will leave half a million dead. For the Western correspondents here, this gathering apocalypse is their story and their drug, while the sufferings of the Indonesian people are scarcely real: a shadow play. Working at the eye of the storm are television correspondent Guy Hamilton and his eccentric dwarf cameraman Billy Kwan. In Kwan's secret fantasy life, both Sukarno and Hamilton are heroes. But his heroes betray him, and Billy is driven to desperate action. As the Indonesian shadow play erupts into terrible ...

The Year of Living Dangerously
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Year of Living Dangerously


  • Author : Christopher J. Koch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Adventure stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106006320383


The Year of Living Dangerously Book Description :

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My Year of Living Dangerously  An American Soldier in Afghanistan  revised B W edition

My Year of Living Dangerously An American Soldier in Afghanistan revised B W edition


  • Author : William Jones
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Afghan War, 2001-
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557230037


My Year of Living Dangerously An American Soldier in Afghanistan revised B W edition Book Description :

What is it like to deploy to Afghanistan? Take a glimpse inside a yearlong experience told through photos and uncensored commentary. Bill "Rooster" Jones volunteered for duty in Afghanistan in September 2007 through August 2008 and served as an Engineer in both the mountainous Hindu-Kush region in the north and the violent and dangerous Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. He kept in touch with friends and family religiously, chronicling his journey through photos and a running commentary that is direct, descriptive, and often humorous. This book captures what he saw, felt, and thought throughout his tour. Unlike most books about war, this story is not about politics, strategy or tactics. It explains what it was like to be there. Rooster capture...

James Allen on F1 2012

James Allen on F1 2012


  • Author : Jake Humphrey
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Formula One automobiles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0956418732


James Allen on F1 2012 Book Description :

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The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously


  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781680438


The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Book Description :

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world’s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific consummation in the actions of mass murderer Anders Breivik. The subterranean work of dissatisfaction continues. Rage is building, and a new wave of revolts and disturbances will follow. Why? Because the events of 2011 augur a new political reality. These are limited, distorted—sometimes even perverted—fragments of a utopian future lying dormant in the present...

Sorry I m Late  I Didn t Want to Come
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Sorry I m Late I Didn t Want to Come


  • Author : Jessica Pan
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524854386


Sorry I m Late I Didn t Want to Come Book Description :

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (talk to strangers, perform stand-up comedy, host a dinner party, travel alone, make friends on the road, and much, much worse) to explore whether living like an extrovert can teach her lessons that might improve the quality of her life. Chronicling the author’s hilarious and painful year of misadventures, this book explores what happens when one introvert fights her natural tendencies, takes the plunge, and tries (and som...

Courage
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Courage


  • Author : Osho
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429991992


Courage Book Description :

Discover your ability to be brave in times of adversity with Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously—from one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Courage is not the absence of fear, says Osho. It is, rather, the total presence of fear, with the courage to face it. This book provides a bird’s-eye view of the whole terrain—where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to call on your inner strength to confront them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and change in our lives, it is actually a cause for celebration. Instead of trying to hang on to the familiar and the known, we can learn to enjoy these situations as opportunities for adventure and for deepening our understandin...