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Robert M Gates: Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Скачать книгу (размер 3 257 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 640) Аннотация: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he’d long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as…

Palacio R.J.: 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: In the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. Simply put, precepts are principles to live by, and Mr. Browne has compiled 365 of them — one for each day of the year — drawn from popular songs to children's books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate…

Life Of Picasso

Скачать книгу (размер 3 094 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 608) Аннотация: The long-awaited third volume of John Richardson’s definitive biography of Pablo Picasso combines the critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and stunning narrative that made the first two volumes an art-historical breakthrough as well as a pleasure to read. The Triumphant Years takes up the artist’s life in 1917, when Picasso and Cocteau left wartime Paris for Rome to work with Diaghilev’s…

Sandberg Sheryl: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Скачать книгу (размер 1 156 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 228) Аннотация: Sandberg — Facebook COO, ranked eighth on `Fortune`'s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business — has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders. She urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged.

Palacio R.J.: Wonder

Скачать книгу (размер 1 600 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 315) Аннотация: I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school — until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But…

Murakami Haruki: Norwegian Wood

Скачать книгу (размер 1 513 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 298) Аннотация: This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time. It is sure to be a literary event. Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual…

Nesbo Jo: The Snowman

Скачать книгу (размер 2 798 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 550) Аннотация: Soon the first snow will come. A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf — wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again. As harry hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. And when the snow has…

Larsson Steig: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Скачать книгу (размер 3 421 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 672) Аннотация: Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity…

Packer Ann: Song Without Words

Скачать книгу (размер 1 952 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 384) Аннотация: Liz and Sarabeth were girlhood neighbors in the suburbs of Northern California, brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeth's mother. In the decades that followed, their relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Liz's adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters, the women's friendship takes a devastating turn, forcing Liz and Sarabeth to question their most…

Doyle Roddy: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo and the marriage to him that left her powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Roddy Doyle gives Paula a…

Smith Scott: A Simple Plan

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: Two brothers and their friend stumble upon the wreckage of a plane-the pilot is dead and his duffle bag contains four million dollars in cash. The men agree to hide, keep and share the fortune. But what started off as a simple plan slowly devolves into a gruesome nightmare none of them can control.

Zusak Markus: The Book Thief

Скачать книгу (размер 2 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 552) Аннотация: It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery... Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she…

Murakami Haruki: After the Quake

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman. An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted…

Murakami Haruki: The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 1 707 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 336) Аннотация: With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a…

A.S. Byatt: Angels and Insects

Скачать книгу (размер 1 544 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 304) Аннотация: A collection of short stories including subjects as diverse as memories, marriage, insects and ghosts. A.S. Byatt's other books include Possession, winner of the 1990 Booker Prize.

Nabokov Vladimir: Invitation of a Beheading

Скачать книгу (размер 1 141 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 225) Аннотация: Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for «gnostical turpitude.» an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical jailers. An executioner who masquerades as a…