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The Sweet Science, Liebling A. J.

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Автор: Liebling A. J.
Название:  The Sweet Science   (А.Дж. Либлинг: Приятная наука)
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Эссе, письма и другая проза
Спортивные единоборства и самозащита

ISBN: 0374272271
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374272272
ISBN: 0-374-27227-1
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-374-27227-2
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 288
Вес: 0.272 кг.
Дата издания: 30.09.2004
Язык: ENG
Размер: 20.88 x 14.27 x 2.13 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание: A.J. Lieblings classic New Yorker pieces on the sweet science of bruising bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxings American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinsons dramatic comeback, Rocky Marcianos rise to prominence, Joe Louiss unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring--a combination that prompted Sports Illustrated to name The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time.

The Sweet Science and Other Writings

Автор: Liebling
Название: The Sweet Science and Other Writings
ISBN: 1598530402 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781598530407
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2564 р.
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Описание: One of the most gifted American journalists of the twentieth century, A. J. Liebling learned his craft as a newspaper reporter before joining The New Yorker in 1935. This volume collects five books that demonstrate his extraordinary vitality and versatility as a writer.

Named the best sports book of all time by Sports Illustrated in 2002, The Sweet Science (1956) offers a lively and idiosyncratic portrait of boxing in the early 1950s that encompasses boastful managers, veteran trainers, wily cornermen, and the fighters themselves: Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Archie Moore, "a virtuoso of anachronistic perfection." No one has captured the fierce artistry of the ring like Liebling. "A boxer," he observed, "like a writer, must stand alone." A classic of reporting, The Earl of Louisiana (1961) is a vivid account of Governor Earl Long's bid for reelection after his release from a mental asylum in 1959--and an insightful look at Southern politics during the civil rights era.

The Jollity Building (1962) collects hilarious stories about Manhattan cigar-store owners, night-club promoters, and the scheming "Telephone Booth Indians" of Broadway, as well as a profile of "The Honest Rainmaker," the racing columnist and confidence man extraordinaire Colonel John R. Stingo. An unabashed celebration of the pleasures of unrestrained eating, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris (1962) is a richly evocative memoir of Liebling's lifelong love for Paris and French food and wine. The Press (1964) brings together the best of Liebling's influential "Wayward Press" pieces, in which he perceptively examined the flaws of American journalism and presciently warned of the dangers of consolidated media ownership. "Freedom of the press," he wrote, "is guaranteed only to those who own one."

Just Enough Liebling

Автор: A.J. Liebling; Introduction by David Remnick
Название: Just Enough Liebling
ISBN: 0865477272 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780865477278
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1455 р.
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Telephone Booth Indian, The

Автор: Liebling, A.J.
Название: Telephone Booth Indian, The
ISBN: 0767917367 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767917360
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Bo

Автор: Gay Timothy M.
Название: Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Bo
ISBN: 0451236882 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451236883
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1728 р.
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In February 1943, a group of journalists--including a young wire service correspondent named Walter Cronkite and cub reporter Andy Rooney--clamored to fly along on a bombing raid over Nazi Germany. Seven of the sixty-four bombers that attacked a U-boat base that day never made it back to England. A fellow survivor, Homer Bigart of the "New York Herald""Tribune," asked Cronkite if he'd thought through a lede. "I think I'm going to say," mused Cronkite, "that I've just returned from an assignment to hell."
During his esteemed career Walter Cronkite issued millions of words for public consumption, but he never wrote or uttered a truer phrase.
"Assignment to Hell" tells the powerful and poignant story of the war against Hitler through the eyes of five intrepid reporters. Crisscrossing battlefields, they formed a journalistic band of brothers, repeatedly placing themselves in harm's way to bring the war home for anxious American readers.
Cronkite crashed into Holland on a glider with U.S. paratroopers. Rooney dodged mortar shells as he raced across the Rhine at Remagen. Behind enemy lines in Sicily, Bigart jumped into an amphibious commando raid that nearly ended in disaster. "The New Yorker"'s A. J. Liebling ducked sniper fire as Allied troops liberated his beloved Paris. The Associated Press's Hal Boyle barely escaped SS storm troopers as he uncovered the massacre of U.S. soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.
"Assignment to Hell" is a stirring tribute to five of World War II's greatest correspondents and to the brave men and women who fought on the front lines against fascism--their generation's "assignment to hell."

World War II Writings

Автор: A. J. Liebling
Название: World War II Writings
ISBN: 1598530186 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781598530186
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2564 р.
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Описание: One of the most gifted and influential American journalists of the 20th century, A. J. Liebling spent five years reporting the dramatic events and myriad individual stories of World War II. As a correspondent for "The New Yorker," Liebling wrote with a passionate commitment to Allied victory, an unfailing attention to telling details, and an appreciation for the literary challenges presented by the discursive, centrifugal, both repetitive and disparate nature of war. This volume brings together three books along with 26 uncollected "New Yorker" pieces and two excerpts from "The Republic of Silence" (1947), Liebling s collection of writing from the French Resistance.
"The Road Back to Paris" (1944) narrates Liebling s experiences from September 1939 to March 1943, including his shock at the fall of France and dismay at isolationist indifference in the United States; it contains classic accounts of a winter voyage on a Norwegian tanker during the Battle of the Atlantic, visits to front-line airfields in North Africa, and the defeat of a veteran panzer division by American troops in Tunisia. "Mollie and Other War Pieces" (1964) brings together Liebling s portrait of a legendary nonconformist American soldier in North Africa with his eyewitness account of Omaha Beach on D-Day, evocative reports from Normandy, and investigation of a German atrocity in rural France. In "Normandy Revisited" (1958) Liebling writes about his return to France in 1955 and recalls the joyous liberation of his beloved Paris while exploring with bittersweet perception how wartime experience is transformed into memory. The selection of uncollected New Yorker pieces includes a profile of an RAF ace, surveys of the French underground press, and an encounter with a captured collaborator in Brittany, as well as postwar reflections on battle fatigue, Ernie Pyle, and the writing of military history.
With maps and chronology.

Getting started

Автор: Liebling, Henry
Название: Getting started
ISBN: 185539054X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781855390546
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Описание: All newly qualified teachers (NQTs) employed at maintained schools in England have to complete an induction period. This book gives NQTs advice on their first year of teaching - how to get to know the school and their new pupils, how to work with their induction tutor and when to ask for help.

Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Bo

Автор: Gay Timothy M.
Название: Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Bo
ISBN: 0451417151 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451417152
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1026 р.
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