Автор: Kessler Harry Название: Journey to the Abyss ISBN: 0307278433 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307278432 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1573 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: These fascinating, never-before-published early diaries of Count Harry Kessler--patron, museum director, publisher, cultural critic, soldier, secret agent, and diplomat--present a sweeping panorama of the arts and politics of Belle poque Europe, a glittering world poised to be changed irrevocably by the Great War. Kessler's immersion in the new art and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds in the first part of the diaries. This refined world gives way to vivid descriptions of the horrific fighting on the Eastern and Western fronts of World War I, the intriguing private discussions among the German political and military elite about the progress of the war, as well as Kessler's account of his role as a diplomat with a secret mission in Switzerland. Profoundly modern and often prescient, Kessler was an erudite cultural impresario and catalyst who as a cofounder of the avant-garde journal Pan met and contributed articles about many of the leading artists and writers of the day. In 1903 he became director of the Grand Ducal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, determined to make it a center of aesthetic modernism together with his friend the architect Henry van de Velde, whose school of design would eventually become the Bauhaus. When a public scandal forced his resignation in 1906, Kessler turned to other projects, including collaborating with the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the German composer Richard Strauss on the opera DerRosenkavalier and the ballet The Legend of Joseph, which was performed in 1914 by the Ballets Russes in London and Paris. In 1913 he founded the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, one of the most important private presses of the twentieth century. The diaries present brilliant, sharply etched, and often richly comical descriptions of his encounters, conversations, and creative collaborations with some of the most celebrated people of his time: Otto von Bismarck, Paul von Hindenburg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Sarah Bernhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Marie Rilke, Paul Verlaine, Gordon Craig, George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker, Max Klinger, Arnold B cklin, Max Beckmann, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, duard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Ida Rubinstein, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau, among others. Remarkably insightful, poignant, and cinematic in their scope, Kessler's diaries are an invaluable record of one of the most volatile and seminal moments in modern Western history.
Описание: "You make a mistake, there are dead people." --FBI Special Agent Art Cummings, head of international counterterrorism operations Drawing on unprecedented access to FBI and CIA counterterrorism operatives, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler presents the chilling story of terrorists' relentless efforts to mount another devastating attack on the United States and of the heroic efforts being made to stop those plots. Kessler takes you inside the war rooms of this battle--from the newly created National Counterterrorism Center to FBI headquarters, from the CIA to the National Security Agency, from the Pentagon to the Oval Ofﬁce--to explain why we have gone so long since 9/11 without a successful attack and to reveal the many close calls we never hear about. The race to stop the terrorists, Kessler shows, is more desperate than ever.Based on exclusive interviews with FBI Director Robert Mueller, CIA Director Michael Hayden, White House Counterterrorism Chief Fran Townsend, and dozens of key intelligence operatives at all levels, The Terrorist Watch - tells the previously unreported story of how the United States helped thwart the 2006 London terrorist plot, broke up terrorist cells in Canada, and prevented numerous other attacks - reveals how the CIA and FBI have rolled up more than 5,000 terrorists worldwide since 9/11 - provides a stunning insider's account from the FBI agent who spent eight months debriefing Saddam Hussein after his capture- pinpoints press leaks that have resulted in CIA agents' deaths, caused foreign countries to stop cooperating on key investigations, and even tipped off Osama bin Laden to U.S. surveillance- destroys numerous media myths, such as the canard that the FBI and CIA still don't cooperate on investigations - discloses the truth about the number of U.S. mosques where imans preach jihad- shows how the intelligence community has radically changed its mission--and how the media have misled the public about those changes Never before has a journalist gained such access to the FBI, the CIA, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the other agencies that are doing the unheralded work of ﬁnding and capturing terrorists. Ronald Kessler's you-are-there narrative tells the real story of the war on terror and will transform the way you view the greatest problem of our age.
Автор: David Kessler Название: The End of Overeating ISBN: 014104781X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141047812 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1166 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Taking Control of Our Insatiable Appetite. In this book, David Kessler, the dynamic former head of the US Food and Drug Administration, exposes how modern food manufacturers have turned our meals into perfectly-engineered portions of fat, salt and sugar, resulting in a ticking time-bomb of a mass of health problems around the globe. Kessler reveals how our appetites have been and are increasingly conditioned by the hyper-palatable foods to simply keep eating - all the time. This book reveals how he overcame his own cravings by changing the choices he makes, and produces a clear plan and vital tools for reclaiming our cravings - and our bodies.
Автор: Kessler, Jackie Название: The Road To Hell ISBN: 0821780964 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780821780961 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг: Цена: 541 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Jesse Harris may no longer be a soul-stealing succubus, but she`s got a Hell of a past. She`d love to come clean to her sweet, super-hot boyfriend Paul, but how exactly does a girl start that conversation?
Описание: Emily is on a secret mission for the King in the fifth magical mermaid adventure in the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING series, now in a new edition with a gorgeous cover look.
Автор: Kessler Liz Название: Emily Windsnap and the Siren`s Secret ISBN: 1444015125 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444015126 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 710 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Can Emily resist the sirens` song? This is the fourth magical adventure in the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series, now in a new edition with with a beautiful cover look.
Автор: David Kessler Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & Название: Life Lessons ISBN: 1471139867 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781471139864 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1620 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Ten years after Elisabeth Kubler-Ross`s death, a commemorative paperback edition of the beloved classic