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American Graffiti [Blu-ray]
Universal Pictures Germany GmbH
EUR 5,99
The Texas Chain Saw Massace: The Film That Terrified a Rattled Nation (English Edition)
When Tobe Hooper’s low-budget slasher film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, opened in theaters in 1974, it was met in equal measure with disgust and reverence. The film—in which a group of teenagers meet a gruesome end when they stumble upon a ramshackle farmhouse of psychotic killers—was outright banned in several countries and was pulled from many American theaters after complaints of its violence. Despite the mixed reception from critics, it was enormously profitable at the domestic box office and has since secured its place as one of the most influential horror movies ever made. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Its Terrifying Times, cultural critic Joseph Lanza turns his attentions to the production, reception, social climate, and impact of this controversial movie that rattled the American psyche. Joseph Lanza transports the reader back to the tumultuous era of the 1970s defined by political upheaval, cultural disillusionment, and the perceived decay of the nuclear family in the wake of Watergate, the onslaught of serial killers in the US, as well as mounting racial and sexual tensions. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Its Terrifying Times sets the themes of the film against the backdrop of the political and social American climate to understand why the brutal slasher flick connected with so many viewers. As much a book about the movie as the moment, Joseph Lanza has created an engaging and nuanced work that grapples with the complications of the American experience.
Leatherface - Uncut/Limited Edition [Blu-ray]
Alive - Vertrieb und Marketing/DVD
EUR 32,00
The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II (English Edition)
Regnery History
*A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!*The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book.From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. Bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over—but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America's last living World War II veterans.
The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation From Hometown, USA-Volume I: Voices of the Pacific Theater (English Edition)

The telephone rings on the hospital floor, and they tell you it is your mother, the phone call you have been dreading. You’ve lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa, and after many surgeries, the doctor has finally told you that at 19, you will never see again. The pain and shock is one thing. But now you have to tell her, from 5000 miles away. — ‘So I had a hard two months, I guess. I kept mostly to myself. I wouldn't talk to people. I tried to figure out what the hell I was going to do when I got home. How was I going to tell my mother this? You know what I mean?’ ~Jimmy Butterfield, WWII Marine veteran ~From the author of 'The Things Our Fathers Saw' World War II eyewitness history series~ How soon we forget. Or perhaps, we were never told. That is understandable, given what they saw. — ‘I was talking to a shipmate of mine waiting for the motor launch, and all at once I saw a plane go over our ship. I did not know what it was, but the fellow with me said, 'That's a Jap plane, Jesus!' It went down and dropped a torpedo. Then I saw the Utah turn over.’ ~Barney Ross, U.S. Navy seaman, Pearl HarborAt the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small American community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Decades later, author Matthew Rozell tracks down over thirty survivors who fought the war in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to the surrender at Tokyo Bay. — ‘Rage is instantaneous. He's looking at me from a crawling position. I didn't shoot him; I went and kicked him in the head. Rage does funny things. After I kicked him, I shot and killed him.’ ~Thomas Jones, Marine veteran, Battle of GuadalcanalThese are the stories that the magazine could not tell to the American public. — ‘I remember it rained like hell that night, and the water was running down the slope into our foxholes. I had to use my helmet to keep bailing out, you know. Lt. Gower called us together. He said, 'I think we're getting hit with a banzai. We're going to have to pull back. 'Holy God, there was howling and screaming! They had naked women, with spears, stark naked!’ ~Nick Grinaldo, U.S. Army veteran, SaipanBy the end of 2018, fewer than 400,000 WW II veterans will still be with us, out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform. But why is it that today, nobody seems to know these stories? Maybe our veterans did not volunteer; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask. But they opened up to the younger generation, when a history teacher told their grandchildren to ask. — ‘I hope you'll never have to tell a story like this, when you get to be 87. I hope you'll never have to do it.' ~Ralph Leinoff, Marine veteran Iwo Jima, to his teenage interviewer This book brings you the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed. — ‘After 3½ years of starvation and brutal treatment, that beautiful symbol of freedom once more flies over our head! Our POW camp tailor worked all night and finished our first American flag! The blue came from a GI barracks bag, red from a Jap comforter and the white from an Australian bed sheet. When I came out of the barracks and saw those beautiful colors for the first time, I felt like crying!’~Joe Minder, U.S. Army POW, Japan,1945As we forge ahead as a nation, we owe it to ourselves to become reacquainted with a generation that is fast leaving us, who asked for nothing but gave everything, to attune ourselves as Americans to a broader appreciation of what we stand for.
The Time of Our Lives: Collected Writings (English Edition)
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary and conservative icon Peggy Noonan offers her most insightful work, including her Wall Street Journal columns about the 2016 ElectionNew York Times bestseller The Time of Our Lives travels the path of Peggy Noonan's remarkable and influential career, beginning with a revealing essay about her motivations as a writer and thinker. It's followed by an address to students at Harvard University on the drafting of President Reagan's speech the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded. Then comes one surprising chapter after the next including:"People I Miss" - memorable salutes to the likes of Tim Russert, Joan Rivers, Margaret Thatcher, and others."Making Trouble" - Peggy's sharpest, funniest and most critical columns about Democrats and Republicans, the idiocracy of government, and Beltway disconnect."I Just Called to Say I Love You" - Peggy's most poignant writing capturing the country's grief and recovery in the wake of 9-11, and clear-eyed foresight on what lay ahead in terms of war and sacrifice."The Loneliest President Since Nixon" - tracking hope and change as it became disillusionment and disappointment with President Obama.And other sections where Peggy discerns the mood of the country ("State of the Union"), the melodrama of the historic 2008 election ("My Beautiful Election"), her battles with the Catholic Church ("What I Told the Bishops") and lighter meditations on baseball, a snowy afternoon in Brooklyn, and motherhood ("Having Fun").Annotated throughout, The Time of Our Lives articulates Peggy's conservative vision, demonstrating why she has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honor. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
At Gettysburg, Or, What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle. A True Narrative. [Illustrated Edition] (English Edition)
Golden Springs Publishing
Includes Gettysburg Map and Illustrations Pack – 30 additional maps, plans and illustrations“The experience of a little girl, during three days of a hard fought battle, as portrayed in this volume is certainly of rare occurrence, and very likely has never been realized before.Such a narrative as the following, is worthy of preservation among the pages of our nations literature.The story is told with such marked faithfulness, such honesty of expression, such vividness of portrayal, that those who lived in, and passed through those scenes, or similar ones, will at once recognize the situations, and surroundings, as natural and real.While perusing its pages, the veteran will again live in the days gone by; when he tramped the dusty march, joined in the terrible charge, or suffered in the army hospital.The Heroine of this book, performed her part well; but it is doubtful whether, at the time, she fully realized the heart-felt thanks, and noble thoughts that sprang from the "Boys in Blue," in response to her heroism and kindness.How vividly is presented the weary march to the field of conflict; our eagerness to quaff the sparkling water, as she handed it to us, fresh from the cooling spring.We thanked her, but she did not hear the full gratitude that was in our hearts.”-Preface.
WHAT A BOY SAW IN THE ARMY: A Story of Sight-Seeing and Adventure in the War for the Union (English Edition)

What a Boy Saw in the ArmyFROM THOSE WHOSE OPINIONS CARRY WEIGHT.SEE WHAT THEY SAY OK IT:The book is very interesting as a story, with its vivid pictures and incidents of military life during our great war. I like the book, and feel sure that boys will not only enjoy it, but will receive instruction from the many true insights it gives of the every day life of the young men in the ranks during the war. My son, Harry, a young man, liked the work, and was enthusiastic in reading it.Major General United States Army, Governor’s Island, N. Y.The Christian Advocate, New York.Dr. Young is the Editor of the Central Christian Advocate, published in St. Louis. He entered the army , and was barely out of his teens when the struggle ended in 1865. For years he has lectured with great popularity upon his scenes, experiences, and surroundings in the war. He tells us about the boy’s early life, and where he was when he heard the blast of the bugle and beat of the drum, and thrillingly describes the circumstances which led him to write to his mother asking permission to enlist; speaks of her refusal at first and the final consent; gives with interesting detail an account of his enlisting, the first review, the great men he saw, his enthusiasm, and then the experiences of a brief campaign which took all the shine off. Some persons think that accounts of battles are not suitable for boys. We think that accounts of patriotic struggles make patriots. It is a stirring narrative, and will please every boy that has it, and can do none any harm. It is really more fascinating than the sensational tales which lead so many astray; and it is all true, and a part of the history of our country.The Inter Ocean, Chicago.This is a story of high adventure and sight seeing by a boy who was in the war for the Union in the stormy days of ’61 to ’65. There was scarcely a brigade in the old Union army that did not have its “ Boy of the Regiment.” The spirit of patriotism did not stop with the fathers in 1861, but was seen in the boys, and in numerous instances they smuggled themselves into the commands and stayed there. The writer of this knew many such, who were too young and too small and weak at first to carry a gun, who, before the war closed had made a record as good soldiers second to none. The story here told is of a boy barely out of his teens, who went through the war, and here presents pictures that will warm every patriotic man and woman that reads. Mr. Frank Beard, the artist, has caught the very spirit of the camp fire and the march and the battle, and aptly emphasizes the interesting text. It is one of those books that must be read to be appreciated. Army scenes and sketches cannot be listed up in a review and do them any justice. Let the boys and girls read. They are in no danger of being too patriotic. The man or woman that does not love his country is a poor lover indeed. The book is in handsome ornamented covers and large clear print.I have read What a Boy Saw in the Army and am iree to say it surpasses any book of the kind I ever read. Its portrayal of scenes and events is graphic. Jack Sanderson is truly a hero; Sergeant McBride an insuppressible wit. No person reading it can fail to have his love for God and native land immeasurably increased. It ought to have a large sale. It will be a positive pleasure for me to place it in the hands of my people, and as I have opportunity will endeavor to secure subscriptions for it. Pardon this uncalled for endorsement of What a Boy Saw in the Army. I cannot suppress it.
Who Invented the American Steamboat?: A Statement of the Evidence that the First American Steamboat, Propelled by Means of Paddle Wheels, was Invented, ... Robert Fulton Saw the... (English Edition)
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What I Saw of Shiloh -The Memories and Experiences of Ambrose Bierce During the American Civil War (English Edition)
Baker Press
Ambrose Bierce was one of the most famous writers in the world at the turn of the 20th century, a vocal and passion critic and probably best known for his works centred on the American civil war, of which he served in. Here is a collection of Bierce's finest work on the topic, including his first hand accounts of the horror and futility of the fighting and his marvellous short stories inspired by what he witnessed.
I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports To The American People (English Edition)
Lucknow Books
Arthur Bliss Lane was a hugely experienced American Diplomat, having worked all over the world before his posting to the Polish Government in 1944. The Polish Government was then in exile in London and he gained a great deal of respect for the Polish leadership. He followed them back to their homeland in 1945 as the Poles sought to set-up a democratic state from the smashed debris of years of Nazi domination. What transpired was a new form of despotism in Soviets, in this memoir Bliss gives a detailed history of Poland from 1944-1947, the post-war border changes and the Soviet creation of a puppet state in Poland after WWII. In Bliss’ view the Poles were hung out to dry by the Allies after 1945 and his memoir provides compelling evidence of this.
The Fault in Our Stars
EUR 1,77
[ The Fault in Our Stars ] [ THE FAULT IN OUR STARS ] BY Green, John ( AUTHOR ) Jan-03-2013 Paperback John Green Penguin Books Ltd
Veni, Vidi, Vici: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (English Edition)
Veni, Vidi, Vici taps into the human desire to connect with the animal world nicely. Jackson knows her subject intimately, and that comes through loud and clear in Venis story.BlueInk ReviewFour Stars (out of Five)Jackson uses a simple, straightforward writing style to convey Venis thoughts. There are no fancy words or detailed thought processes, but the absence of these elements only highlights the simple-minded nature most dogs have, without suggesting that Veni isnt smart in a very canine way.Foreword-Clarion ReviewsVeni is larger than life, and her voice makes for fun reading.Kirkus ReviewsVeni is a Pumi puppy from Hungary, but she has recently been adopted by a new family from the United States and moves to their ranch in California. In this collection of letters, Veni describes her new life for her auntie back home.At first, she doesnt think its fair that she has to leave her old home, learn English, and learn to get along with her new doggie housematesLevi, another Pumi who teases her, and Demi, a standard poodle who hates her right from the start. Whats more, it seems her new human mom trains dogs for a living, and now Veni has to learn to be on her best behavior all the time. And thats not easy for a dog who likes to get into so much trouble! She also exchanges letters with some puppy pen pals and runs the risk of getting sent to Soledog Dog Prison due to her wicked ways.Written with humor from a puppys perspective, Veni, Vidi, Vici shares the crazy events of one dogs first years with her new family.
What I Saw At the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era
Phoenix Books
EUR 11,33
Ronald Reagan carried a conservative vision of America to the White House, where his administration gave it life. Peggy Noonan followed Reagan to Washington as his speechwriter-and gave his vision voice. As speech writer for George Bush during his Presidential campaign, Noonan dispelled her candidate's "wimpy" image and replaced it with one of quiet strength by coining such eloquent phrases as "a thousand points of light" and "a kinder, gentler nation." In the same vivid, eloquent style that earned Ronald Reagan the designation "the Great Communicator," Peggy Noonan delivers a candid portrait of the Reagan White House in this stylish, sensitive memoir that pursues the question, "Who's running things here anyway?"