The critically acclaimed New York Times–bestseller and the basis for the Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated film starring Steve McQueen. As a spirit of nationalism inspired by Chiang Kai-shek’s leadership begins to sweep through China, the river gunship San Pablo is ordered to patrol the region and to protect US citizens. Jack Holman is a machinist aboard the San Pablo, who has joined the navy in order to avoid jail time. Because he is so fiercely independent, Jake remains a relative loner and is uncomfortable with navy protocol and discipline. McKenna’s independent mind chafes against military hierarchy and also ensures that he does not share his shipmates’ disdain for the Chinese. Instead, McKenna is fascinated with the culture and the people that surround him and develops emotional bonds that prove quite thorny when the circumstances become more tumultuous and more dire. The perspective of The Sand Pebbles is therefore both panoramic as well as personal. Like Lawrence of Arabia, the tension explored here is between the self as individual against the broader spectrum of social and historical forces against which we are all measured. “A bold well-written book, inclusive in its concepts, memorable in character and incident, fearlessly impartial in its delineation of the incompatible sets of values held by the men on all sides.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Based on original interviews, archival research and featuring rare photographs, this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at films considered unusually realistic for combat films. This updated version covers World War II, and includes seven new chapterson the Civil War, 1920s China, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Mogadishu in 1993 and Iraq"--Provided by publisher.

Have you ever been the least bit curious about, as Paul Harvey used to put it, 'the rest of the story'? Has it ever occurred to you that the lives of some of the people in the gospel stories went on after their chance (or maybe not so unplanned) encounter with the Messiah? It is a question that has plagued me since I was small. Yes, we have some accounts and even extrabiblical information about several of the main characters in the gospels, but what about the characters who are not so important to the main storyline? I posit that they are as important in God's eyes since we are "more important than the birds of the air and the flowers of the field" (Matthew 6:26c-29 paraphrase). So then, whatever happened to the boy who gave Jesus his small supply of loaves and fishes and watched them turn into a feast for the multitude? Where did the Gerasene demoniac go after the swine made off with the Legion? How did Jesus' conversation with the woman at the well effect later events in the Samaritan town of Sychar? These are some of the questions I attempt to answer in this book. For this manuscript, I use stories from all four gospels and a vivid imagination coupled with actual knowledge of the traditions and culture of the time of Jesus. Since accounts of these 'lesser' beings are not found in actual historical records, some liberties have been taken such as naming the nameless or giving families to those who may not have had one in the Bible story. Perhaps there will occur, in these musings, a deeper appreciation of how, just as rocks and seaweed on a beach change the action of the waves against the shoreline, these characters – little ‘pebbles in the sand’ – may have helped to shape Christ's life and message in a sometimes profound way.

Over the past decade, Korean popular culture has become a global phenomenon. The "Korean Wave" of music, film, television, sports, and cuisine generates significant revenues and cultural pride in South Korea. The Korean Popular Culture Reader provides a timely and essential foundation for the study of "K-pop," relating the contemporary cultural landscape to its historical roots. The essays in this collection reveal the intimate connections of Korean popular culture, or hallyu, to the peninsula's colonial and postcolonial histories, to the nationalist projects of the military dictatorship, and to the neoliberalism of twenty-first-century South Korea. Combining translations of seminal essays by Korean scholars on topics ranging from sports to colonial-era serial fiction with new work by scholars based in fields including literary studies, film and media studies, ethnomusicology, and art history, this collection expertly navigates the social and political dynamics that have shaped Korean cultural production over the past century. Contributors. Jung-hwan Cheon, Michelle Cho, Youngmin Choe, Steven Chung, Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Stephen Epstein, Olga Fedorenko, Kelly Y. Jeong, Rachael Miyung Joo, Inkyu Kang, Kyu Hyun Kim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Pil Ho Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Regina Yung Lee, Sohl Lee, Jessica Likens, Roald Maliangkay, Youngju Ryu, Hyunjoon Shin, Min-Jung Son, James Turnbull, Travis Workman
From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.
One of the most versatile Hollywood filmmmakers, Robert Wise had a number of renowned films under his directorial belt, including The Day The Earth Stood Still, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Nonetheless, Wise remains a rarely studied Hollywood figure—while many filmgoers know and love his films, few recognize his name. This book, the first in-depth analysis of Wise’s cinematic achievement, uncovers the elements that link the director’s diverse cinematic subjects and examines the ways in which tensions between individuals and their societies are explored. His films are seen from a new perspective that will heighten an appreciation for the range and depth of his overall body of work.
Master the ancient Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated martial arts guide. The style of marital arts described in this book is believed to have developed from a form devised at the Shaolin Temple by the Indian monk Bodhidharma. Called Shih-pa lohan shou (Eighteen Arhat Hands), it was the original Lohan form. Its purpose was to provide monks with exercises that would not only strengthen their bodies and minds, but also arm them with a formidable system of self-defense. The authors present the Lohan techniques of south China (as taught by the Hood Khar Pai) in both solo—and partner— practice forms. Intended as a supplement to actual training, Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu gives the history of the Shaolin arts and then continues with a detailed explanation of the Lohan form. Accompanied by almost 30 sketches and over 400 black-and-white photographs, this straightforward introduction to the Lohan system is a must for any serious student of Shaolin techniques. Chapters include: Background of Shaolin Kung Fu; Fundamentals of Shaolin; The Lohan Pattern; Shaolin Training Methods; and more!
The tale of a broken heart's awakening to hope. A moving, richly told story set in a small fishing village in coastal North Carolina, Patricia Hickman's novel portrays a witty, recently widowed herione who must learn to let go of the past--and discover God's surprising, renewing provision for her future.
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High quality drawings and carefully chosen photographs are included in all books. Safety warnings ensure teachers and students undertake the activities with care and confidence, while tests at the end of each book help students to check understanding and develop the skills required for assessment. The series provides: - interesting and up-to-date scientific information, with links to technology and the environment, and examples taken from across the Caribbean region - an integrated approach makes the text easy to follow.
""Into the Green Prism"" and ""Beyond the Green Prism"" in one book! A simple stone excavated from a ruin turned out to be so much more! Dr. Ramon sets out to discover more about this mysterious stone which seems to have mystical qualities
Auch das kleinste Kaninchen kann im Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse den Unterschied machen! Der Kaninchenjunge Podkin führt als Sohn des Stammesführers ein geruhsames und unbeschwertes Leben. Doch das ändert sich, als eines Tages böse Kaninchen auf der Suche nach einer magischen Waffe in den Bau eindringen und eine Welle der Verwüstung mit sich bringen. Podkin und seine beiden Geschwister können fliehen - und nehmen den Dolch Sternenklaue mit, das Heiligtum ihres Stammes. Podkin weiß, dass nun das Schicksal der Kaninchenwelt in seinen Pfoten liegt - denn eine große Schlacht gegen die Armee der Gorm-Krieger steht bevor ... Ein magisches Fantasy-Epos um ein tapferes Kaninchen, dessen Welt von einer dunklen Macht bedroht wird - für mutige Abenteurer ab 10 Jahren!
Gehören Sie auch zu den Menschen die absolute Kinofans sind? Dann wünschen wir Ihnen viel Spaß auf der Reise durch die 20 erfolgreichsten Regisseure nach Oscars der Kinogeschichte. Haben Sie auch schon einige Oscarverleihung live miterlebt bzw. angeschaut und sich gefragt welcher Regisseure eigentlich die meisten Oscar ́s bekommen hat? Diese Frage wird Ihnen in die 20 erfolgreichsten Regisseure nach Oscars beantwortet. Das ideale Buch für Kinofans.
A hands-on and fun-filled resource for teaching science to middle and high school students New in the 5-Minute Fundamentals Series, The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 6-12, includes 180 easy, five-minute hook or sponge activities to capture learners' attention and introduce lessons. Divided into three units, Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Science; the activities cover topics based on the National Science Education Standards. All the book's activities can be done with materials that are inexpensive and easy to find Includes quick and fun "sponge" activities that are designed to engage students All the activities take about 5 minutes to complete The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day is an ideal resource for middle and high school science teachers.

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