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 : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Historical fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781863306133


The Year of Living Dangerously Book Description :

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 reality, a complex personal tragedy of love, obsession and betrayal comes to its climax....

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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On Stalin s Team
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

On Stalin s Team


  • Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400874217


On Stalin s Team Book Description :

The first chronicle of Stalin's inner political and social circle—from a leading Soviet historian Stalin 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 include...

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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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...

Mission Possible

Mission Possible


  • Author : Ash Dykes
  • Publisher : Eye Books (US&CA)
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785630477


Mission Possible Book Description :

At the age of 23, Ash Dykes became the first person to walk, solo and unsupported, across Mongolia. Two years late he spent more than five months traversing the length of Madagascar, another world first. In Mission Possible, Ash reveals the spirit, planning, and sheer determination that went into these two record-breaking feats. Along the way we discover how a young man from Wales transformed himself into one of the globe's most acclaimed and exciting young adventurers....