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Thrilling Cities

Author : Ian Fleming
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On November 2nd armed with a sheaf of visas...one suitcase...and my typewriter, I left humdrum London for the thrilling cities of the world... In 1959, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was commissioned by the Sunday Times to explore fourteen of the world’s most exotic cities. Fleming saw it all with a thriller writer’s eye. From Hong Kong to Honolulu, New York to Naples, he left the bright main streets for the back alleys, abandoning tourist sites in favour of underground haunts, and mingling with celebrities, gangsters and geishas. The result is a series of vivid snapshots of a mysterious, vanished world.

War and the City

Author : Sara Fregonese
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War and the City examines the geopolitical significance of the Lebanese Civil War through a micro-level exploration of how the urban landscape of Beirut was transformed by the conflict. Focusing on the initial phase of the war in 1975 and 1976, the volume also draws significant parallels with more recent occurrences of internecine conflict and with the historical legacies of Lebanon's colonial past. While most scholarship has thus far focused on post-war reconstruction of the city, the initial process of destruction has been neglected. This volume thus moves away from formal macro-level geopolitical analysis, to propose instead an exploration of the urban nature of conflict through its spaces, infrastructures, bodies and materialities. The book utilizes urban viewpoints in order to highlight the nature of sovereignty in Lebanon and how it is inscribed on the urban landscape. War and the City presents a view of geopolitics as not only shaping narratives of international relations, but as crucially reshaping the space of cities.

The Bond Code

Author : Philip Gardiner
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The Cultural Life of James Bond

Author : Jaap Verheul
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The release of No Time To Die in 2020 heralds the arrival of the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series. Since the release of Dr. No in 1962, the cinematic James Bond has expedited the transformation of Ian Fleming's literary creation into an icon of western popular culture that has captivated audiences across the globe by transcending barriers of ideology, nation, empire, gender, race, ethnicity, and generation. The Cultural Life of James Bond: Specters of 007 untangles the seemingly perpetual allure of the Bond phenomenon by looking at the non-canonical texts and contexts that encompass the cultural life of James Bond. Chronicling the evolution of the British secret agent over half a century of political, social, and cultural permutations, the fifteen chapters examine the Bond-brand beyond the film series and across media platforms while understanding these ancillary texts and contexts as sites of negotiation with the Eon franchise.

Thrills of a Lifetime

Author : Jack Dold
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This "Autobiography" is a random list of hundreds of events, adventures, experiences, and thrills of a life that has taken me to all of the U.S. States and Canadian provinces and to more than 110 of the world's countries. Perhaps a few of them will strike a chord of recognition from readers and they can join me in these "thrills". No list that I could write would even top the greatest thrill of my life-the gift of my incredible family of Mary, Nancy and Annie and their beautiful children, who have filled my life with love and Joy.

Connect Workbook 3

Author : Jack C. Richards
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Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. Workbook 3 provides additional reading and writing reinforcement of Student's Book 3, an intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15. There is one Workbook page per Student's Book lesson. Answer keys are in Teacher's Edition 3. In the Check Yourself section, students assess their own performance. Workbook 3 can be done at home or in class.

Thrilling Cities

Author : Ian Fleming
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Carte Blanche

Author : Jeffery Deaver
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James Bond is recruited to a new organization that calls on him to stop an attack that wil kill thousands and potentially destroy the British government.

Never Had It So Good

Author : Dominic Sandbrook
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In 1956 the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come. In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between 1956 and 1963. Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a more complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music and the British retreat from empire. He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles hits, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. In this strikingly impressive debut, he combines academic verve and insight with colourful, dramatic writing to produce a classic, ground-breaking work that will change forever how we think about the Sixties.

Destination Cocktails

Author : James Teitelbaum
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Featuring hundreds of cocktail bars in dozens of cities across the United States and around the world, Destination: Cocktails is the traveler’s guide to the craft cocktail movement. From New York to Los Angeles and London to Tokyo, this book is the ultimate reference to a network of fantastic bars providing their customers with only the best in gourmet beverages. Destination: Cocktails explores a variety of venues, and features urban lounges, dive bars, and five-star hotels alike. Some locations are brand new, and some have been serving drinks since the 19th century. What do they have in common? They all make quality cocktails, crafted with care, using only the best ingredients. For a bar to be included in this distinguished guide, all that mattered was what was in the glass. With drink reviews, insightful interviews with the proprietors and mixologists, fascinating historical trivia, and a bonus recipe section, Destination: Cocktails is an unrivaled reference book for the craft cocktail enthusiast. Your ultimate cocktail crawl begins here and now—don’t forget to send us a postcard!