B>The controversial Sunday Times bestseller./b>br>b>/b>br>b>Candid, fearless and provocative /b>b>-/b>b> the author of American Psycho on who he is and what he thinks is wrong with the world today. /b> Bret Easton Ellis is most famous for his era-defining novel American Psycho and its terrifying anti-hero, Patrick Bateman. With that book, and many times since, Ellis proved himself to be one of the world's most fearless and clear-sighted observers of society - the glittering surface and the darkness beneath.In White, his first work of non-fiction, Ellis offers a wide-ranging exploration of what the hell is going on right now. He tells personal stories from his own life. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He talks about social media, Hollywood celebrities and Donald Trump. Ellis considers conflicting positions without flinching and adheres to no status quo. His forthright views are powered by a fervent belief in artistic freedom and freedom of speech. Candid, funny, entertaining and blisteringly honest, he offers opinions that are impossible to ignore and certain to provoke. What he values above all is the truth. 'The culture at large seemed to encourage discourse,' he writes, 'but what it really wanted to do was shut down the individual.' Bret Easton Ellis will not be shut down.
@00000400@@00000327@THE @00000373@SUNDAY TIMES@00000155@ TOP TEN BESTSELLER@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@@00000327@Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.@00000163@@00000400@Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, @00000373@Permanent Record @00000155@is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, @00000373@Permanent Record @00000155@is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.@00000163@
Written in aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris''s great cathedral, Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving, short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of this beloved building, from Ken Follett, author of the multi-million copy selling Kingsbridge series. ''Two days after Notre Dame burned, I flew to Paris to appear on the TV programme La Grande Librairie for a discussion about cathedrals. The following morning I had breakfast at the Hotel Bristol with my French publisher and she asked me to write a short book about Notre Dame and what it means to all of us. She said she would donate the publisher''s profits to the rebuilding fund and, if I wished, I could do the same with my royalties. Yes, I said; of course, I''d love to.'' - Ken Follett A minimum of 50p per copy on each sale of this book will go to the heritage and restoration charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.
"Sir Charles died of a heart attack," said Dr Mortimer.
"He was running away from something when he died." "What was he running away from?" asked Holmes.
"I looked at the ground where Sir Charles has walked,"said Dr Mortimer. "There were footprints on the ground.
They were not the footprints of a man. They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" - Extra grammar and vocabulary exercices.
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A classroom tested English-course for adults and young adults, "Inside Out" has been designed to develop real-life communicative skills and powers of self-expression
Straightforward is a multi-level course for adults and young adults. Based on observation of what good teachers do in the classroom, it is transparent in its structure, pragmatic in its methodology and varied in its content. This book contains 90 hours of teaching material on this course.
Lao Tzu''s Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text ever composed in China, it is probably the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history. Complete & Unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector''s Library; a series of stunning, cloth-bound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated and introduced by David Hinton. Fluent in ancient Chinese and an acclaimed poet, he skilfully reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years. According to legend, Lao Tzu left China at the age of eighty, saddened that men would not follow the path to natural goodness. At the border with Tibet, a guard asked him to record his teachings and the Tao Te Ching is what he wrote down before leaving. Lao Tzu''s spirituality describes the Cosmos as a harmonious and generative organism, and it shows how the human is an integral part of that Cosmos.
The most famous memoir of its kind and a key text in the anti-slavery movement, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass tells the striking and emotionally charged story of one man''s journey from slavery to freedom. Part of the Macmillan Collector''s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by Dr Lydia Plath. Born into a life of slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass spent his youth passed from master to master, from city to field, and subjected to unimaginable cruelty. Along this journey he sought knowledge, he learned to read and write, and he discovered that education was his key to salvation. Using everything he learned and fuelled by all he was forced to endure, Douglass managed to escape and then, eventually, to free himself from slavery. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , a startlingly honest account of his struggle, played a fundamental role in the abolition of slavery, a movement that Douglass dedicated his life to.
The workbook provides a wealth of extra grammar and vocabulary material, integrated skills and learner independence work. Brainteasers and crosswords are included and there are also suggestions for follow-up work on the internet.
This is a book which does exactly what it says on the cover. It provides a huge instant repertoire of teaching ideas - including both classroom classics that all ELT teachers come to know and love - and fresh new activities at a range of levels from elementary to upper intermediate.
How do we design sentences to fit their purposes and how do we combine them to communicate complex, contextualized meanings? This work takes discourse apart to show how it is organized and how it aids communication.