The Man from the Third Row

Hasse Ekman, Swedish Cinema and the Long Shadow of Ingmar Bergman

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Author: Fredrik Gustafsson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785332511

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Until his early retirement at age 50, Hasse Ekman was one of the leading lights of Swedish cinema, an actor, writer, and director of prodigious talents. Yet today his work is virtually unknown outside of Sweden, eclipsed by the filmography of his occasional collaborator (and frequent rival) Ingmar Bergman. This comprehensive introduction-the first ever in English-follows Ekman's career from his early days as a film journalist, through landmark films such as Girl with Hyacinths (1950), to his retirement amid exhaustion and disillusionment. Combining historical context with insightful analyses of Ekman's styles and themes, this long overdue study considerably enriches our understanding of Swedish film history.

Turbulent Sea

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Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0515145068

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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When her life is threatened while on tour, rock-and-roll superstar Joley Drake, who was born with a legacy of magical gifts, turns to bodyguard Ilya Prakenskii, a dangerously sexy man with ties to the Russian mob, for protection.

Psychos

Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane

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Author: John Skipp

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1603763171

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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This collection of thirty-eight terrifying tales of serial killers at large, written by the great masters of the genre, plumbs the horrifying depths of a deranged mind and the forces of evil that compel a human being to murder, gruesomely and methodically, over and over again. From Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) to Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), stories of serial killers and psychos loom large and menacing in our collective psyche. Tales of their grisly conquests have kept us cowering under the covers, but still turning the pages. Psychos is the first book to collect in a single volume the scariest and most well-crafted fictional works about these deranged killers. Some of the stories are classics, the best that the genre has to offer, by renowned writers such as Neil Gaiman, Amelia Beamer, Robert Bloch, and Thomas Harris. Other selections are from the latest and most promising crop of new authors. John Skipp, who is also the editor of Zombies, Demons and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight, through two nonfiction essays, into our insatiable obsession with serial killers and how these madmen are portrayed in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book includes lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, movies, websites, and writers.

The Third Row

Why Some Succeed and Others Fail!

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Author: B. Derone Robinson

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621367452

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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B. Derone Robinson lays out the plan God has for ensuring a steady, consistent rate of success in all areas of your life. He teaches about the significance of the “third row” of stones God strategically added to the ephod of the high priest in Exodus 28:17-21, revealing why this passage of Scripture is prophetically tied to our victory, blessing, and inheritance as believers. The Third Row shows you the correct way to be blessed and prosperous in the kingdom of God and how to succeed in His plans and purposes. You’ll learn how to stay in spiritual alignment with God’s order of success so that you will be successful in life—His way.

The Old Man from Leftfield

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Author: Neil McKee

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496945352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 714

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When I was a kid in the late 1950s, while I was a student at Paoli Elementary School, I read the famous children's book that talks about the Kid from Leftfield. Also around that time, I always said to myself, "What is it going to be like in the year 2000? I'll be fifty years old!" I couldn't comprehend being that old; the thought of it scared me, and I'd probably be in a wheelchair or something worse. I bet a lot of people my age thought the same thing. This is the story of what that kid did when he reached the age of fifty.

The Ghost in the Third Row

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Author: Bruce Coville

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497668425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 137

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In the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina investigates the ghost of a haunted auditorium Standing on the Grand Theater’s storied stage, sixth-grader Nina Tanleven is about to audition for the latest local production. But as she launches into song, she sees a mysterious woman dressed all in white appearing out of nowhere. It isn’t until later, after Nina has won a part in the play, that she learns the truth: Fifty years ago, on the Grand’s famous stage, the beautiful actress Lily Larkin—known for her captivating white costumes—was killed by a falling chandelier. Ever since, rumors have swirled that the ghost of Lily Larkin haunts the Grand. When eerie events start disrupting the play’s rehearsals, Nina knows that Lily is responsible. But what is Lily trying to tell her? Along with her best friend, Chris, Nina decides that the only way she can save the play is to get to the bottom of this decades-old murder mystery. The Ghost in the Third Row is the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which continue with The Ghost Wore Gray and The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author’s collection.

Jake's Law

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Author: William J. Coleman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479736104

Category: Fiction

Page: 607

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Out in the furthest reaches of space, an assignment was given to a race of intelligent Light beings. The assignment was to go to a faraway system and create a world and a species so that souls could experience the creative powers of living in a Free Will system. This happened a long time ago, in our terms, and continues today. However, Free Will has some quirky aspects, as Jake Montana is going to learn. Excitement and change have many disguises, and things are not always as clear as they fi rst appear. Jake, a mild mannered, past-middle-age engineer for a major aerospace company just wants to retire and enjoy his hobbies and life in general. Little does he know that people from another planet are actively seeking him for reasons that are critical to their continued existence. Follow Jake as he experiences the ultimate abduction by people who have medieval technology, yet travel in advanced spacecraft. Witness how dogma crushes culture and tyranny can eliminate free thought. Discover a universe where peace and war lived side by side and didnt know it until the startling discovery of space travel. Journey to the star system, where one mans desire for absolute power transforms Jakes life. Mental changes occur that are as large and mind-altering as to affect the lives of all the inhabitants on two very separate worlds. Jake will meet, and join forces with, the most unlikely group of co-conspirators -some of them human, some not so human. The difference, Jake will fi nd, is just the labels that they are given. Jump into this metaphysical grab bag of travel, fun, intrigue and personal learning as Jake experiences the many shades of good and bad; not to mention two outstanding ladies, who have designs on him that are different from anything Jake could ever imagine.

Chatsworth

Capital of the Pine Barrens

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Author: Ellen V. Fayer,Stan Fayer,Walter A. Brower

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439623724

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Chatsworth, a small village in the New Jersey Pinelands, was known as Shamong until 1901. The community traces its beginning to the early 1700s, when settlers mined and forged bog iron to make cannonballs for the American Revolution, and farming was the primary source of income. In the mid-1800s, Chatsworth was a popular stopping point for stagecoach travelers to the Jersey Shore. The arrival of the railroad removed the remoteness of the village and captured the attention of people throughout the country. Prince Mario Ruspoli de Poggio-Suasa, an attaché of the Italian embassy in Washington, D.C., built an elegant villa at the lake. Soon after, the exquisite Chatsworth Country Club was built and counted among its membership a sitting vice president of the United States. It was during this period that Chatsworth played a dominant role in the development of the cranberry industry and began attracting hunters and others seeking recreational opportunities in the Pinelands. The cultivated blueberry industry also had its beginnings in Chatsworth in the 1930s.

A Mennonite Woman in Two Worlds

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Author: Janet Runion Patton

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594672563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The author alternates chapters on growing up as a Mennonite in Pennsylvania with experiences she and her husband had as teachers in the Congo.

Inheritance

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Author: Christopher Paolini

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037584631X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 860

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The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.

The Swan Gondola

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Author: Timothy Schaffert

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744919

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt – ventriloquist by trade, conman by birth – isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a travelling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpet bag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.

A Game of Futebol

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Author: Ray Allard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146533243X

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

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Rio Pequeno is a village surviving from a destructive, drawn-out civil war, one that has left this little-known South American countrys federal infrastructure demolished. The villagers, in fearful memory of past atrocities and military reprisals, are playing reluctant hosts to an occupying company of battle-weary soldiers, who are seeking rest and reorganization. Amid a mix of hospitality and resentment, conflicts arise. Tensions arise, primarily between the tired company commander and the stubborn village priest, and lead to an inevitable and highly emotional confrontation overa game of futebol.

The Man from St. Petersburg

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Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043882

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." —New York Times Book Review His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg. Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The Violent Storm

The Chaos Chronicles-Vol.I

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Author: AW Elliott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146533128X

Category: Fiction

Page: 97

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The Violent Storm, is the first volume of three in a series which incorporates action, drama, a little romance and adventure from beginning to the end as a group of men and women fight against trying odds to foil a devious plan by men of greed who want to unleash a very deadly virus in our unsuspecting world.

Father

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Author: Samuel Lee

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1591607760

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Castle Rock

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Author: Vicki Selander

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439623325

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Early travelers coming up the Cowlitz River saw a large rock formation next to the river, which they named Castle Rock. It was here, nestled between the Willapa Hills and the Cascade Mountains, that William and Eliza Huntington made their homestead in 1852. Theirs and several other early land grants make up what is now the site of Castle Rock, as well as nearby homes and farms. Descendants of many early pioneer families continue to live in Castle Rock, including Pyle, Jackson, Merrill, Dougherty, Whittle, Studebaker, and others. The town and its people have survived a series of natural disasters in the 20th century, including floods, an earthquake, a Pacific hurricane, and the eruption of Mount St. Helens, each time picking up the pieces of their lives and rebuilding. With the virtual collapse of the timber industry, Castle Rock is now beginning to find its identity and ability to prosper in the 21st century.

Pandemonium

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Author: Warren Fahy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765333295

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A ruthless Russian tycoon lures biologists Nell and Geoffrey to his underground metropolis, where they are confronted by a vicious menagerie of biological horrors that are rising up to consume the world.

God Is in the Pancakes

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Author: Robin Epstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101427434

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Fifteen-year-old Grace Manning is a candy striper in a nursing home, and Mr. Sands is the one patient who makes the job bearable. He keeps up with her sarcasm, teaches her to play poker . . . and one day cheerfully asks her to help him die. At first Grace says no way, but as Mr. Sands?s disease progresses, she?s not so sure. Grace tries to avoid the wrenching decision by praying for a miracle, stuffing herself with pancakes, and running away from all feelings, including the new ones she has for her best friend Eric. But Mr. Sands is getting worse, and she can?t avoid him forever. Robin Epstein has delivered an incredibly engaging, thought-provoking debut YA novel, with all the snappy dialogue and attitude of the movie Juno.