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: 9781440638954

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to the engrossing world of the paranormally gifted Drake sisters with the story of the wildest of them all... Joley Drake was born with a legacy of unexpected magical gifts, but it was the gift of singing that made her an overnight sensation—a rock and roll goddess trapped by fame, fortune, and ambition. Heated by the flush of success, Joley could have any man she wanted. But there’s only man who can give her what she really needs... Ilya Prakenskii is cool, inscrutable, dangerously sexy, and working in the shadow of his infamous reputation—that of a secret Russian hit man on the payroll of a notorious mobster. He’s the last man Joley should get close to, yet when her life is threatened on tour she has nowhere left to turn. But in the seductive safe keep of Ilya’s embrace, is Joley really as secure as she imagines?

Discipleship Commission Mission

Journey to Destiny

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Author: APOSTLE MARK EXCEL

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493155334

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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JOURNEY TO DESTINY: DISCIPLESHIP, COMMISSION, MISSION THE DIRE NEED AND SHORTFALL IN CHURCHES AND MINISTRIES AROUND THE WORLD TODAY IS THE QUEST BY LEADERS TO "MAKE DISCIPLES". THIS SHORTAGE HAS TO A LARGE EXTENT MADE THE CHURCHES AND MINISTRIES DO EVERYTHING ELSE BUT DISCIPLESHIP. THERE IS A LOT OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL WASTED IN CHURCH PEWS, SITTING UNPROVOKED, UNCHALLENGED UNTRAINED AND UNEQUIPPED AS DISCIPLES, PROBABLY BECAUSE THE LEADERSHIP IS LACKING ON THIS FIELD. THIS BOOK, BY APOSTLE MARK ESSIEN EXCEL SURE IS AN ANSWER TO SUCH DEPRIVATION. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WORKBOOK OR TEXTBOOK ON DISCIPLESHIP, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST. APOSTLE MARK'S INSIGHT AND WISDOM ON THE MATTER DOES FOR SURE INSPIRE FAITH, DEEPEN UNDERSTANDING AND EQUIP THE READER TO FULFILL HIS OR HER PURPOSE AND GOD GIVEN DESTINY IN THEIR LIFE. THIS BOOK CONTAINS A DEEP REVELATION FOUND IN NO OTHER. I PERSONALLY THANK APOSTLE EXCEL, TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE, FOR BEING OBEDIENT TO THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THEIR LIVES. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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.

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.

Too Bad to Die

A Novel

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Author: Francine Mathews

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101626720

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin. November, 1943. Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life…until the critical Tehran Conference, when Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion. With the Big Three in one place, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler’s top assassin has infiltrated the conference. Seizing his chance to play a part in a real-life action story, Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi killer. Between martinis with beautiful women, he survives brutal attacks and meets a seductive Soviet spy who may know more than Fleming realizes. As he works to uncover the truth and unmask the assassin, Fleming is forced to accept that betrayal sometimes comes from the most unexpected quarters—and that one’s literary creations may prove eerily close to one’s own life. Brilliantly inventive, utterly gripping and suspenseful, Too Bad to Die is Francine Mathews’s best novel yet, and confirms her place as a master of historical fiction.

The Man Who Folded Himself

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Author: David Gerrold

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935618725

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

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This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time-travel novel. When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that he has enormous power to shape the course of history. He can foil terrorists, prevent assassinations, or just make some fast money at the racetrack. And if he doesn't like the results of the change, he can simply go back in time and talk himself out of making it! But Dan soon finds that there are limits to his powers and forces beyond his control.

Bamboo and Blood

An Inspector O Novel

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Author: James Church

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429947675

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The critically acclaimed A Corpse in the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the introduction of a new kind of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. In the follow-up, Hidden Moon, O threaded his way through the minefield of North Korean ministries into a larger conspiracy he was never supposed to touch. Now the inspector returns . . . In the winter of 1997, trying to stay alive during a famine that has devastated much of North Korea, Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who appears in Pyongyang. When the wife of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies under suspicious circumstances, O is told to investigate, with a curious proviso: Don't look too closely at the details, and stay away from the question of missiles. O knows he can't avoid finding out what he is supposed to ignore on a trail that leads him from the dark, chilly rooms of Pyongyang to an abandoned secret facility deep in the countryside, guarded by a lonely general; and from the streets of New York to a bench beneath a horse chestnut tree on the shores of Lake Geneva, where the Inspector discovers he is up to his ears in missiles---and worse. Stalked by the past and wary of the future, O is convinced there is no one he can trust, and no one he can't suspect. Swiss intelligence wants him out of the country; someone else wants him dead. Once again, James Church's spare, lyrical prose guides readers through an unfamiliar landscape of whispered words and shadows, a world wrapped in a level of mystery and complexity that few outsiders have experienced. With Inspector O, noir has a new home in North Korea, and James Church holds the keys.

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.

A Strange Journey

I Astrologer

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Author: Steven Joseph Sinopoli

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477164456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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The Hudson River waterfront gave birth to notorious baby gangsters, The River Gang. Steven Joseph Sinopli was amongst the chosen few, learning loyalty and respect at a tender age. His involvement with The River Gang would prove to be a precursory magnet for trouble, as his involvement tested Sinopolis ability to apply these doctrines at each plateau of his spiritual voyage, from advising his Mafia clientele on their next move to comprehending himself and the universe with a deeply profound acceptance. I Astrologer: A Strange Journey, chronicles Sinopolis exploration of self; from growing up poor and hungry to achieving a sated appetite from the luxuries of understanding ones self and those around him, I Astrologer: A Strange Journey is one trip worth taking.

Fall of Giants

Book One of the Century Trilogy

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Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543558

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

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.

Legacy of Blood

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Author: Michael Ford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802728111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from Sparta are weary from battle. But then a messenger brings news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port to a local uprising. Lysander and his barrack set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the locals will not be easily beaten. In the midst of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square, and is shocked to see that the figure is wearing the Fire of Ares. Is this Lysander's ancestor? He must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing reveal more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long.

The Man Who Didn't Go To Newcastle

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Author: Alison Clink

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784622354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“In June 2007 whilst out walking my dog, I opened a text from my brother saying: Am in St Georges – Rodney Smith Ward. Ring me. A.” Alison’s brother Adrian had been admitted to St. George’s Hospital in Tooting with a cut hand and low blood pressure. Tests had led to more serious concerns and he was calling on Alison to be with him when the consultant brought results of a biopsy on his lung. Alison heeded his call and took the train up to London the next day, only to find that the results weren’t available. She then went back to Somerset, with no idea of what the next few months would hold for them both. Whilst juggling her home life – at a time when her four children still lived at home – with long-distance hospital visiting, Alison tried her best to cope and make plans when Adrian eventually told her that, following the results, he’d been given a year to live. She had no idea then that he wasn’t being entirely truthful… The Man Who Didn’t Go To Newcastle is a unique combination of pathos, humour and an insight into what happens when ordinary lives are faced with the extraordinary. Much of the book details the relationship between Alison and her brother and how it was tested as he deteriorated. It is a book for anyone who has lost someone they’ve cared about – or come into contact with the hospital superbug, C.diff., which, along with a heart attack, killed Adrian before the cancer could.

Shadow Blizzard

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Author: Alexey Pehov

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429933100

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Shadow Blizzard is the third book by the international bestselling fantasy author Alexey Pehov. Like Shadow Prowler and Shadow Chaser, Shadow Blizzard is epic fantasy at its best; this is the third book in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold, Siala's master thief, on his quest for the magic Horn that will restore peace to his world. After the loss of friends and comrades, after betrayal and battle, after capture by fearsome orcs, Harold finally reaches the dreaded Hrad Spein. But before he can complete his quest by stealing the magic horn, he will have to brave the most fearsome obstacles yet—obstacles that have destroyed everyone before him...and Harold must do so alone. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Footsteps in the Sea

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Author: Ann Neve

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848761619

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 316

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This is a story of selfless courage and dogged stoicism, of sorrow and humour, of bitterness and joy, of casual encounters and enduring devotion, told against a background of events which people in Norfolk and Suffolk experienced in World War II.

Old Man from the Repple Depple

The Story of an Infantry Replacement Soldier in Europe in World War Ii.

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Author: Thomas E. Oblinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465334262

Category: History

Page: 373

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This is the story of PFC Raymond Oblinger, an American replacement soldier in the U.S. Army in WWII. Part One takes the reader through the vigorous infantry training in the US, across the Atlantic and into the well-organized replacement system and ultimately into a cold, damp foxhole in France where Ray experienced his baptism of fire in the form of incoming enemy mortar fire. Part Two covers Rays next 5 months in combat with the US 26th Infantry Division in the campaigns of Lorraine in northern France, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), and the Rhineland. Part Three moves through the US Armys medical care in Europe, and the vast demobilization process. Ray and the reader are finally brought homeward bound and given an Honorable Discharge where Life After Olive Drab is lived until Rays death in 1985. The reader will experience not only the horrors and hardships of war, but also the occasional humor in it.

Come, Walk with Me

It's a Gift from God to Love a Man on the Row

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Author: Elaine Ruth Pope

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146531587X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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"The author asks as you read this 'prison reform' book interlaced with small parts of her own personal involvement, that you overlook the grammar, punctuation and, sentence structure errors because she did not and, does not consider herself a writer. But she felt this story had to be told to inform society there is another view of prison life on the inside, rather than only the stories reported by the media and the justice system itself. Therefore, what you are about to read will take you on a journey into the chilling hellhole of prison and, you will find it is not at all what you expected it to be. Quite the contrary, it is a house of dreams for souls who are victims themselves: Victims of abuse while living on the outside in society and, victims of abuse by the penal system during incarceration. In addition, they are victims of drug and alcohol related incidents, or bad judgment and, in more cases than we can imagine, of wrongful conviction." "Elaine was almost oblivious to the insane walk; two sets of remote controlled steel gates, a search room, a 70-foot fenced walkway topped with rolls of ice-steel razor wire, another set of barred gates, but this time, she was conducted straight to the hospital. Every time she made this trip she was appalled at the madness behind the disproportionate security. It appeared to her the perimeter towers, rifles, steel topped clubs, pepper spray and stun guns strapped to the hips of every guard were security enough against men who were shackled behind these cement walls." (p. 17) "Elaine was alone in Starke, Florida. She had driven from Michigan alone to meet Horace and to help him with his appeals and also, when the time was right to become his wife. During the five months since her arrival from Michigan, she had made a few acquaintances, but hadnt had sufficient time to make a good friend. Horace had been her only friend. She had neither friends nor family to stand by her side to give comfort and solace as Horace slowly died a suffering death. But why? Why would a woman, who was considered an average societal wife and mother, leave family and home, even divorcing, to marry a man on death row? Why enter into an environment where personal diminishment is the daily experience? And especially perplexing, why enter into a relationship with a man whose impending death was possibly the only future? Why did Elaine do this? Did She have a choice? It seemed, somehow, her whole life had prepared her in a special way to follow this course, as if a plot had been written. Did she feel a martyr? Did she feel a fool? Did she feel courageous? Elaine truly doesn't have answers to any of these questions, yet one thing she knows about herself," (p. 21) "Even though Horace worked hard in the orange groves all day and led a Honky Tonk band at night in several Lounges in Bartow and Eloise, it didn't matter what he could have been. His reality was, he was marked...His being part Japanese at that prejudicial time and Native American as well, he was prejudged and condemned by an absurd record of poverty and ethnicity. Whether he was laboring in the groves or strumming his guitar playing in lounges at night, Horace was a wandering man with a wandering heart in search of fulfillment. And for this honky-tonk heartbreaker, unfortunately, the worst was about to come for he was one more person who would not be touched by the American Dream but was about to become part of Americas nightmare. (page 29) "The Court: If I can assure you that I would makewell, I will assure you that in the event you are sentenced to life or death The Defendant: Yes, maam. The Court:that I would do everything within my power to have them protect you, but in protecting you, not isolate you from sight and hearing of other inmates. The Defendant: Yes, maam, I understand.

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.