Amok by Stefan Zweig Book Summary:
A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novellaOn a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Super Sikh, Vol. 3: Al Amok is Not Amused by Eileen Kaur Alden Book Summary:
Super Sikh is a secret agent who loves Elvis and hates bad guys. In this issue Super Sikh is under attack! In jeopardy, Deep tries to make his way across the U.S. but finds himself outnumbered by Al Amok's gang. Janelle who is caught in the crossfire, must rely on Deep to escape with her life as they put together clues to try and figure out what Al Amok's next more will be... before time runs out!
Amok - Novellen einer Leidenschaft (German Edition) by Stefan Zweig Book Summary:
Der Amokläufer ist eine Novelle des österreichischen Schriftstellers Stefan Zweig. Sie wurde erstmals 1922 in der Zeitung Neue Freie Presse veröffentlicht und ist wenig später in der Novellensammlung Amok: Novellen einer Leidenschaft als Buch erschienen. Wie mehrere andere Werke Zweigs, welcher seinerzeit vom Wirken Sigmund Freuds fasziniert war, hat auch Der Amokläufer einen starken psychologischen Hintergrund: Die Geschichte handelt von einer extremen Besessenheit, die den Helden dazu bringt, sein Berufs- und Privatleben dieser Leidenschaft zu opfern, und die ihn schließlich in den Freitod treibt. Namensgebend für die Novelle ist der – damals noch wenig bekannte – Begriff Amok, der ursprünglich aus dem indonesischen Kulturkreis stammt und einen Rauschzustand beschreibt, in dem die betroffene Person in vermeintlich blinder Wut den Feind angreift und wahllos, ohne jede Rücksicht auf Gefahren, versucht, ihn sowie alle im Weg stehenden Personen zu töten. Da Stefan Zweig auf die Liste der zu verbrennenden Bücher gesetzt wurde, wurden viele Exemplare der Novelle bei Bücherverbrennungen vernichtet.
How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok by Glenn Greenwald Book Summary:
Glenn Greenwald was not a political man. Not liberal, not conservative. Politicians were all the same and it didn’t matter which party was in power. Extremists on both ends canceled each other out, and the United States would essentially remain forever centrist. Or so he thought. Then came September 11, 2001. Greenwald’s disinterest in politics was replaced by patriotism, and he supported the war in Afghanistan. He also gave President Bush the benefit of the doubt over his decision to invade Iraq. But, as he saw Americans and others being disappeared, jailed and tortured, without charges or legal representation, he began to worry. And when he learned his president had seized the power to spy on American citizens on American soil, without the oversight required by law, he could stand no more. At the heart of these actions, Greenwald saw unprecedented and extremist theories of presidential power, theories that flout the Constitution and make President Bush accountable to no one, and no law. How Would a Patriot Act? is one man’s story of being galvanized into action to defend America’s founding principles, and a reasoned argument for what must be done. Greenwald’s penetrating words should inspire a nation to defend the Constitution from a president who secretly bestowed upon himself the powers of a monarch. If we are to remain a constitutional republic, Greenwald writes, we cannot abide radical theories of executive power, which are transforming the very core of our national character, and moving us from democracy toward despotism. This is not hyperbole. This is the crisis all Americans—liberals and conservatives--now face. In the spirit of the colonists who once mustered the strength to denounce a king, Greenwald invites us to consider: How would a patriot act today?
The True Stella Awards: Honoring real cases of greedy opportunists, frivolous lawsuits, and the law run amok by Randy Cassingham Book Summary:
A high-spirited collection of some of American history's most notorious frivolous lawsuits includes the stories of a man who changed his name to "Jackass" and then sued MTV, a songwriter who was sued for a moment of recorded silence, and a mortgage company that sued a victim of identity theft for its own negligence. 40,000 first printing.
Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever! by Mike McPadden Book Summary:
Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins since before the band Black Sabbath adopted the name of a chilling Italian horror film. The unadulterated journey of Heavy Metal Movies spans concert movies and trippy midnight flicks, inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses, and raw handheld digital video obsessions. As brash, irreverent, and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, Heavy Metal Movies is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.Exploding with way over 666 true headbanger classics—raging with disturbing documentaries, bulging barbarians, Satanic shockers, spluttery slashers, post-nuke dystopias, carnivorous chunk-blowers, undead gut-munchers, midnight mind-benders, concert films, killer cameos—plus witches, werewolves, bikers, aliens, lesbian vampires, and vengeful vikings galore...the heaviest sin-ematic sensations of all time!
Isle of Dogs (Irreverent Portrait of Politically Driven Law Enforcement Run Amok) COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED [10 Audio Cassettes/15 hrs.] by Patricia Cornwell Book Summary:
(10 Audio Cassettes) From the #1 bestselling author of Hornet's Nest and Southern Cross, an irreverent portrait of politically driven law enforcement run amok. Patricia Cornwell's novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. "Move over, Carl Hiaasen, you've got company," the San Francisco Examiner warned. "Patricia Cornwell has switched to Hiaasen's world of black humor and nearly conquers it." USA Today concurred: "Cornwell has coined a new penny." With Isle of Dogs, Cornwell outdoes herself with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall. Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, warning that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric Isle of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer's right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits' end as they try to protect the public from the politicians-and vice versa-in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp. With a Swiftian eye for the absurd and dead-accurate aim on her targets, Cornwell delivers another knowing story of the lives of the men and women in blue.
Cvejg Stefan. Sobranie sochinenij v 12-ti tt. Tom II. Amok. Novelly/Stefan Zweig. Collected Works in 12-ti vols. Volume II. Amok. Novels by n/a Book Summary:
The following description is in Russian (transliterated), followed by an automated English translation. We apologize for inaccuracies in the computer-generated English translation. Please feel free to contact us for an accurate human English translation, which well be happy to prepare upon requestTranslation NS. Bernstein, DM. Garfinkel, IB. Mandelstam. Avtorizovannoe edition. With a preface by M. Gorky and kritiko-biograficheskim sketch by Richard Specht. second edition. Cover Kirnarskaya Mark. Portrait of Frans Maserel (Masereel). Mark publishers SL. 1928 Time. 252 pp., Portrait + 4 s.kataloga Publishing cardboard binding,We ship to worldwide destinations from worldwide origination points, including our overseas facilities. Shipping and handling charges are based on the actual weight. Buyers are advised to request a postage cost estimate before placing an order. Most orders are delivered by international mail within 30 days. For expedited shipping please contact us before placing your order
Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Virginia Tech Massacre (Radical Imagination Series) by Douglas Kellner Book Summary:
From the recent shootings at Virginia Tech University to the tragedies at Columbine and Oklahoma City, certain common traits can be traced through all of these events. In Guys and Guns Amok, media and cultural critic Douglas Kellner provides a fascinating diagnostic reading of these acts of domestic terrorism. Skillfully connecting each case with the current environment for male socialization and the search for identity in an American culture obsessed with guns and militarism, Kellner's work is a sobering reflection on these tragedies and the pervasive power of media and popular culture as well as a wake-up call for the future.
AMOK - Die schrecklichsten Amokläufe der Geschichte: True Crime - Das Grauen lauert im Alltag (German Edition) by Johanna H. Wyer Book Summary:
Amok ist eine psychische Extremsituation, die durch Unzurechnungsfähigkeit und absolute Gewaltbereitschaft gekennzeichnet werden kann.Dieses Buch begibt sich auf die Spur der schlimmsten Amokläufer und zeichnen Ihre schrecklichen Taten nach.Lesen Sie die erschreckenden Details und unvorstellbare Grausamkeit der Einzelfälle und deren Hintergründe. Dieses Buch fasst für Sie die interessantesten Artikel und Ergebnisse unserer Internetrecherche zusammen und bereitet diese übersichtlich in diesem Dokument auf.