Автор: Schiff, Vanessa-gaye Schiff, Kerry-gaye Название: In the forest fey ISBN: 0091910730 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091910730 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1442 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Presents the reader with the author`s journal, illustrated with photos of the faeries, documenting the history and everyday lives of the beautiful beings that inhabit our world. This title begins with the creation of the faeries and their realm, and follows the escapades of individual faeries and the clans to which they belong.
Автор: Finger, Bill Greene, Joe Cameron, Don Schiff, Jack Название: Batman ISBN: 1848564473 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848564473 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1314 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Batman and Robin take on some of their most famous foes - including the Joker, the Penguin, the Scarecrow and Catwoman.
Описание: From both an economic and monetary perspective, the United States is a house of cards-impressive on the outside, but a disaster waiting to happen beneath the surface. In a relatively short period of time, the country has gone from the world's largest creditor to its greatest debtor; the value of the dollar has declined; and manufacturing has given way to non-exportable services. While these and other issues could spell disaster for your financial well-being, the situation could also present unique opportunities-if one is prepared. For more than a decade, seasoned Wall Street prognosticator Peter Schiff has not only observed the U.S. economy, but has helped his clients restructure their portfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees today is a nation facing an economic storm brought on by growing federal, personal, and corporate debt; too little savings; a declining dollar; and lack of domestic manufacturing. Here, Schiff provides listeners with an insightful examination of the structural weaknesses underlying this impending economic meltdown, and discusses how they can protect themselves-and profit-during the difficult times that lie ahead. Using common-sense analysis, creative analogies, and easy-to-understand language, Schiff entertains as well as educates, and outlines a specific three-step plan that will allow listeners to preserve wealth and protect the purchasing power of their savings. #1: Rethinking Your Stock Portfolio: shows how to replace endangered U.S. dollar holdings with a portfolio of foreign securities that are safer, significantly higher yielding, and appropriate for any investment objectives #2: Gold Rush: examines the various ways to capitalize on the bull market in gold, and silver, and explains how they can add both safety and exciting growth potential to a conservative foreign stock portfolio #3: Stay Liquid: discusses the importance of liquidity in times of financial uncertainty-from having enough money for living expenses to keeping a reserve of uncommitted cash that can be used to acquire assets at bargain prices Investing using conventional wisdom will not work during times of financial distress. That's why Crash Proof has taken the reality of today's economic situation into account as it offers guidance. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Crash Proof will help listeners survive and thrive during the coming years of economic uncertainty.
Автор: Schiff, Gary S. Название: In search of polin ISBN: 1433113864 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781433113864 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 6436 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Taking a unique, multi-faceted approach to the 1,000 years of Polish Jewish history in this volume, Gary S. Schiff combines academic scholarship with his own family’s long history and his insightful travel experiences and candid observations. From its earliest medieval days, to its «golden years» in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to its subsequent decline and Poland’s three-way partition in the eighteenth century, to its ultimate destruction in the Holocaust and its mini-revival today, the Jewish community of Poland – the world’s largest for 500 years – comes to life again. Tracing his own family back hundreds of years, he finds that they typify Polish Jewry in its most classic setting, the shtetl or small town. Their names, occupations, family sizes, education, religious, cultural and political affiliations, lifestyle and dress, and their relationship with whatever government they happened to live under at the time (Polish, Prussian, Russian, and so on) all personified the rich and diverse world of the millions of Jews of «Polin» who are now merely ghosts, figures of memory. At the same time the rise and fall of the great Jewish communities of the cities of Poland – Cracow, Lublin, Lodz, and Warsaw – are deftly chronicled. Polish Jewry's many great personages and mass movements – influential rabbis and mystic charlatans, merchant princes and secular socialists, heroes and villains, Hassidim and Mitnagdim, Zionists and assimilationists, Yiddishists and Hebraists – are revealed with fresh insights.
In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career
"In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French--convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy.
When Franklin stepped onto French soil, he well understood he was embarking on the greatest gamble of his career. By virtue of fame, charisma, and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers, and hostile colleagues; engineered the Franco-American alliance of 1778; and helped to negotiate the peace of 1783. The eight-year French mission stands not only as Franklin's most vital service to his country but as the most revealing of the man.
In A Great Improvisation, Stacy Schiff draws from new and little-known sources to illuminate the least-explored part of Franklin's life. Here is an unfamiliar, unforgettable chapter of the Revolution, a rousing tale of American infighting, and the treacherous backroom dealings at Versailles that would propel George Washington from near decimation at Valley Forge to victory at Yorktown. From these pages emerges a particularly human and yet fiercely determined Founding Father, as well as a profound sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country's bid for independence.