[Penguin Readers Level 4] Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich.
She loves "matchmaking" - arranging marriages between her friends and neighbours in the village of Highbury. However, she often creates more heartache than happiness - and what about her own chance of love ...? Jane Austen (1775-1817) is still one of the world's favourite authors and her delightful stories have been enjoyed by generations of readers. Emma was made into a film in 1997 starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Конец XVIII века, Россия. У ставшего Тёмным Иным гвардейского поручика Андрея Полынского не задалась служба в Дневном Дозоре Санкт-Петербурга, и он переводится в Тверь. Казалось бы – сонная провинция, но ведь известно, что в тихой воде… Юноша не сразу осознает, что новый начальник использует его в качестве пешки в тонкой игре, причем пешки, способной превратиться в совершенно неожиданную фигуру.
One hundred photographs by Dorothea Lange taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the 1930s, from the Library of Congress collection. Dorothea Lange was perhaps the best-known photographer working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) from about 1933 to 1939, mostly because of her iconic photograph Migrant Mother. But she did a lot of other fine work, too, as this book demonstrates.
Cuando tenía 18 años, fuerzas militares irrumpieron en su casa y se llevaron a sus padres. Luego, secuestraron a su hermana de 15 años y a su cuñada. Su hermano Sergio estaba haciendo la conscripción en la ESMA y nunca más volvió. En una noche, la del 15 de julio de 1976, Daniel Tarnopolsky perdió a toda su familia y se convirtió en un sobreviviente. Se exilió primero en Chile, después en Francia y en Israel hasta que el regreso de la democracia le ofreció garantías y fuerzas para volver al país. Su búsqueda nunca cesó. Su lucha lo llevó a ganar un juicio sin precedentes en el 2004, por el cual el ex almirante Emilio Massera debió pagarle una indemnización. Nada de esto le devolvió a su familia.
Tardó en encontrar algo de paz. Buscó, como muchos, en la religión un lugar de contención y de alivio; buscó también en videntes y médiums alguna respuesta para poder recrear la historia de aquella noche en la que la violencia lo dejó solo. Necesitaba entender, reconstruir desde las ruinas. Este libro reproduce todas las búsquedas de Daniel Tarnopolsky: la búsqueda de justicia, la de su propia identidad y la de sus desaparecidos. Betina sin aparecer es la historia de una familia forzada a la ausencia y es también el relato de la reconstrucción de la vida del único sobreviviente de esta tragedia. Y es, sobre todo, un grito de esperanza para comprender dónde está Betina.
Athletic trainers work with teams and individual athletes to help treat and prevent injuries. They get athletes into their best possible physical condition. Readers are provided guidance to becoming future athletic trainers: where they can find the right education and how to navigate the sometimes difficult task of looking for a job.
The Barnes & Noble Review January 1998 Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa is the story of Peter Godwin's experiences growing up in Rhodesia. He recounts the story of that country's violent transformation into Zimbabwe, as well as his own personal metamorphoses from privileged boy to reluctant soldier to investigative journalist.
Godwin's story begins, "I think I first realized something was wrong when our next door neighbor, Oom Piet Oberholzer, was murdered. I must have been about five then. It was still five years before the real war would start." The Godwins enjoyed a typical genteel existence in 1960 rural Rhodesia, their household including a "garden boy," a "cook boy," and a nanny. Peter's father managed a wood- and sugarcane-processing plant. His mother, a rural government doctor, was often called to pronounce deaths or conduct autopsies, for which she brought along her "assistant," five-year-old Peter, who was responsible for shooing away the flies. Godwin's plans for attending college were squashed when he was drafted into the Rhodesian army and assigned to the "Anti-Terrorist Unit," which proved to be an important experience in his life. When he later looked at himself, he saw a man "coursed through with anger and despair. It was the face of someone who would kill an unarmed civilian for withholding information." Disturbed by what he had become, Godwin left Rhodesia after he got out of the army, only to return in 1981 as a journalist. Rhodesia was now Zimbabwe, and the "terrorists" he had reluctantly fought against were now the country's rulers. Godwin reported on theutterbrutalities in Zimbabwe and the fate of Matabeleland, a black minority region in Zimbabwe.
He described the army style of interrogation, in which "before they even began to question you, they would break one wrist," and wrote about the old mines where bodies of the dead were buried.
When Godwin's writings received worldwide attention, the Zimbabwean government tried to discredit him, and he received numerous death threats, escaping the country just hours before the police came looking for him. Mukiwa is not only a memoir but also a compelling adventure story that tells a personal saga that needs to be heard.