Warum wir Putin stoppen müssen

Die Zerstörung der Demokratie in Russland und die Folgen für den Westen

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Author: Garri Kasparow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783421047274

Category:

Page: 416

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Winter is Coming

The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

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Author: Carolyne Larrington

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784532568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 4397

Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. As Carolyne Larrington reveals in this essential companion to George R R Martin's fantasy novels and the HBO mega-hit series based on them the show is the epitome of water-cooler TV. It is the subject of intense debate in national newspapers; by PhD students asking why Westeros has yet to see an industrial revolution, or whether astronomy explains the continent's climatic problems and unpredictable solstices ('winter is coming'); and by bloggers and cultural commentators contesting the series' startling portrayals of power, sex and gender. Yet no book has divulged how George R R Martin constructed his remarkable universe out of the Middle Ages. Discussing novels and TV series alike, Larrington explores among other topics: sigils, giants, dragons and direwolves in medieval texts; ravens, old gods and the Weirwood in Norse myth; and a gothic, exotic orient in the eastern continent, Essos. From the White Walkers to the Red Woman, from Casterley Rock to the Shivering Sea, this is an indispensable guide to the twenty-first century's most important fantasy creation.

Winter Is Coming

Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610396219

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8748

The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen. The ascension of Vladimir Putin-a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB-to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years-as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him-Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat. With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news. He has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin's Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. As Putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global. In this urgent book, Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint-only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us. Argued with the force of Kasparov's world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight.

Winter Is Coming

with audio recording

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Author: Tony Johnston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442472537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche. Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.

Get Ready, Winter is Coming

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Author: Daniele Luciano Moskal

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471725324

Category:

Page: 25

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Think how sad it would be to wake up one day to find 'winter' had arrived, and you just weren't ready. As Freddie-the-Fox warned Sammy Squirrel, "Get ready, winter is coming!" These words should echo not just in Children's ears but everyone's ears throughout the world, whether young or old, black or white, male or female. The moral of this simple story is that we should all listen to good friendly advice for, "Good preparation brings very good results!"

Summary and Analysis of Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

Based on the Book by Garry Kasparov

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Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504018834

Category: Political Science

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Winter Is Coming tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Garry Kasparov’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Winter Is Coming includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped by Garry Kasparov: Winter Is Coming tells the story of Vladimir Putin’s stunning rise to power—and is a dire warning. Beginning with the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian dissident and chess champion Garry Kasparov traces the circumstances that allowed Putin to flourish, including Russia’s aborted attempt at democracy under Boris Yeltsin and the Chechen Wars. Despite Putin’s constant and ruthless assaults on civil liberties and international diplomacy—including his botched hostage negotiations in Beslan, corruption and voter fraud, the imprisonment and murders of protesters and opposition figures, and the annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine—the West and the UN continue to acquiesce to his demands, making him stronger. Learn why Garry Kasparov likens Putin to Adolf Hitler of the 1930s and why he believes that if no one steps in to stop him, the consequences could be disastrous. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

윈터이즈커밍(Winter is Coming). 1

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Author: 비원(B1)

Publisher: Samyang

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8149

스물두 살 기엔은 청년 가장이나 마찬가지다. 한때 기엔은 F1 드라이버를 꿈꾸었고, 대단한 재능을 인정받았으나, 현재는 파트타임 테스트 드라이버를 전전하고 있다. 어린 날 기엔을 지지해 주던 은사가 타계하며 모든 것이 바뀌었다. 미성년자였던 기엔의 보호자로 나선 아버지와 친척들이 돈과 관련한 문제를 연이어 터트리며 정식으로 F1에 데뷔하는 길을 완전히 잃은 상태나 다름없어졌다. F1 드라이버의 꿈을 놓지 못한 기엔은 이후 닥치는 대로 테스트 드라이버 제안을 받아들이고 있다. 돈을 벌고자, 실버스톤을 찾은 기엔은 비로 인한 테스트 중단으로 잠시 휴식에 든다. 그때 그의 뒤에서 지적인 저음이 통화를 하는 소리가 귀를 자극한다. 지적인 목소리와 정중한 말투와는 달리 남자의 뻔뻔한 말이 울린다. 이상한 사람, 이라고 넘기려는데, 기엔의 등 뒤에서 그 지적인 목소리가 말을 걸어온다. “아르바이트 어때요?” 남자는 대리운전에 대한 대가로 엄청난 금액을 제시하고, 돈이 필요한 기엔은 곧바로 받아들이게 되는데.......

윈터이즈커밍(Winter is Coming). 2

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Author: 비원(B1)

Publisher: Samyang

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 942

스물두 살 기엔은 청년 가장이나 마찬가지다. 한때 기엔은 F1 드라이버를 꿈꾸었고, 대단한 재능을 인정받았으나, 현재는 파트타임 테스트 드라이버를 전전하고 있다. 어린 날 기엔을 지지해 주던 은사가 타계하며 모든 것이 바뀌었다. 미성년자였던 기엔의 보호자로 나선 아버지와 친척들이 돈과 관련한 문제를 연이어 터트리며 정식으로 F1에 데뷔하는 길을 완전히 잃은 상태나 다름없어졌다. F1 드라이버의 꿈을 놓지 못한 기엔은 이후 닥치는 대로 테스트 드라이버 제안을 받아들이고 있다. 돈을 벌고자, 실버스톤을 찾은 기엔은 비로 인한 테스트 중단으로 잠시 휴식에 든다. 그때 그의 뒤에서 지적인 저음이 통화를 하는 소리가 귀를 자극한다. 지적인 목소리와 정중한 말투와는 달리 남자의 뻔뻔한 말이 울린다. 이상한 사람, 이라고 넘기려는데, 기엔의 등 뒤에서 그 지적인 목소리가 말을 걸어온다. “아르바이트 어때요?” 남자는 대리운전에 대한 대가로 엄청난 금액을 제시하고, 돈이 필요한 기엔은 곧바로 받아들이게 되는데.......

Winter Is Coming

Symbols and Hidden Meanings in a Game of Thrones

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Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Thought Catalog Books

ISBN: 9780692591598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms. But only the sharpest notice how these houses echo Lancaster and York in the War of the Roses. Druids, Catholics, and even Zoroastrians wander through Westeros, reframing their religions for a new world of fantasy. But how medieval is Westeros? Did lady knights and pirates really battle across Europe? The book Winter is Coming: Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones explores all this and more, from the echoes of history to the symbols and omens our beloved characters. Who is Jon Snow's mother and why is she a secret? What is Daenerys's real power, unknown even to her? Will these two characters share a destiny? Where is the red priestess's real Lightbringer and when will it arrive? Through dreams and prophecies, imagery and allegory, the deepest secrets of the series unfold, in an exploration friendly to watchers and readers alike.

Winter is coming

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Author: Gari kimovitch Kasparov

Publisher: Michel Lafon

ISBN: 2749928699

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

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" Il est toujours important de lire Garry Kasparov qui nous alerte sur les dangers que représente Poutine, tout en restant porteur d'espoir pour le futur. " Anne Applebaum, auteure du Rideau de fer, prix Pulitzer L'ascension de Vladimir Poutine à la présidence de la Russie en 1999 aurait dû être le signal que le pays allait s'éloigner de la démocratie. De fait, l'ancien lieutenant-colonel du KGB est devenu non seulement un dictateur, mais une menace pour le reste du monde. En effet, pour Garry Kasparov qui le combat depuis plus de dix ans, Poutine – comme al-Qaida ou l'organisation État islamique – se définit contre les pays libres. Dans ce livre, l'ex-joueur d'échecs exilé volontaire à New York appelle à une levée de boucliers urgente, tant diplomatique qu'économique. Car aussi longtemps que les puissances démocratiques le considéreront comme un chef d'État ordinaire, Poutine conservera sa crédibilité en Russie. Winter is coming, grâce à la force de persuasion, l'intelligence, la conviction et l'espoir de Garry Kasparov, est un manifeste brillant contre une menace trop longtemps ignorée.

Winter is coming

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Author: Pierre Jourde

Publisher: Editions Gallimard

ISBN: 2072793912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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'Après coup, on ne peut pas s’empêcher de revenir sur les jours d’avant, comme pour prendre la mesure de son aveuglement d’alors. On se regarde ne pas savoir, on se regarde vivre alors que cela n’est pas encore arrivé, on s’étonne de ce fragile bonheur. Et ce sont tous les moments de la vie, toutes les joies, les naissances, les après-midi dans le jardin, les journées sur la plage, les histoires racontées le soir aux enfants, les photographies et les souvenirs du passé que vient rétrospectivement infecter de son venin le jour où l’on a su. Ta photographie d’enfant joyeux est celle, à jamais, d’un enfant qui va bientôt mourir.' Un des trois fils de Pierre Jourde, Gabriel, est mort à vingt ans. Le récit évoque la dernière année de ce jeune homme plein de charme et de joie de vivre, doué pour les arts plastiques et la musique. La figure radieuse de 'Gazou' hante le récit de la maladie : les anecdotes du bonheur enfui ponctuent l'élégie. Un texte poignant sur le deuil et l’amour paternel.

Schwarzer Winter

Roman

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Author: Cecilia Ekbäck

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425483

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In der Nähe des lappländischen Dorfes Blackåsen finden die beiden Mädchen Frederika und Dorotea im Winter des Jahres 1717 ihren Nachbarn Eriksson tot im Wald. War es wirklich ein Bär, der den Mann angegriffen hat? Der unendliche skandinavische Winter mit seinen kurzen Tagen und stürmischen Nächten bricht über das Dorf herein und die Menschen kämpfen mit Hunger und Kälte, während sich Argwohn in ihre Herzen schleicht. Denn Eriksson wusste viel über die dunklen Geheimnisse der Einwohner. Vollkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschottet, dreht sich die Spirale aus Misstrauen, Hass und Angst immer weiter.

A Group of Children

And Other Poems

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Author: Daniel Clement Colesworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 236

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Feuer und Blut - Erstes Buch

Aufstieg und Fall des Hauses Targaryen von Westeros

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Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641233399

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Wie alles begann! Die packende Vorgeschichte um die Herrschaft des Königshauses Targaryen. Was für Tolkiens Fans das Silmarillion ist, erscheint nun von George R.R. Martin – die epische Vorgeschichte von »Das Lied von Eis und Feuer« / »Game of Thrones«! Drei Jahrhunderte, bevor die Serie beginnt, eroberte Aegon Targaryen mit seinen Schwestergemahlinnen und ihren drei Drachen den Kontinent Westeros. 280 Jahre währte die Herrschaft seiner Nachkommen. Sie überstanden Rebellion und Bürgerkrieg – bis Robert Baratheon den irren König Aerys II. vom Eisernen Thron stürzte. Dies ist die Geschichte des großen Hauses Targaryen, niedergeschrieben von Erzmaester Gyldayn, transkribiert von George R.R. Martin.