The subject of the major motion picture Hands of Stone, starring Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, Robert De Niro, and Edgar Ramirez. Roberto Duran is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest boxer of all time, he held world titles at four different weights and is the only boxer in history to have fought in five different decades. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler have gone down in fistic folklore. He finally retired in January 2002 at age 52, with a professional record of 104 wins (69 by KO) in 120 fights. They called him Manos de Piedra: "Hands of Stone". Now journalist Christian Giudice has written the first - and definitive - story of Duran´s incredible life, both in and out of the ring. He has interviewed the fighter, his family, his closest friends, and scores of his opponents to separate truth from myth. Duran was born in utter poverty in Panama and grew up in the streets, fighting to survive. His talent with his fists soon emerged, and he had his first professional fight in 1967. Duran grew into a fighter´s fighter. His hunger to destroy opponents and his willingness to take on anyone, anywhere, made him a huge favorite while his flamboyant lifestyle outside the ring made headline news. Duran was one of the first Latino fighters to become a mainstream sports star in the United States, and his natural talent, unprecedented achievements, and longevity made an indelible mark on the world of sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004696de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war games champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals—the Wolf, the Lamb, and El Quemado—and to the darker side of life in a resort town.Late one night, Charly disappears without a trace, and Udo’s well-ordered life is thrown into upheaval; while Ingeborg and Hanna return to their lives in Germany, he refuses to leave the hotel. Soon he and El Quemado are enmeshed in a round of Third Reich, Udo’s favorite World War II strategy game, and Udo discovers that the game’s consequences may be all too real. Written in 1989 and found among Roberto Bolaño’s papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. Reading this quick, visceral novel, we see a world-class writer coming into his own—and exploring for the first time the themes that would define his masterpieces The Savage Detectives and 2666. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001325de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last. Between Parentheses collects most of the newspaper columns and articles Bolano wrote during the last five years of his life, as well as the texts of some of his speeches and talks and a few scattered prologues. ´´Taken together,´´ as the editor Ignacio Echevarra remarks in his introduction, they provide ´´a personal cartography of the writer: The closest thing, among all his writings, to a kind of fragmented ´autobiography.´´´ Bolano´s career as a nonfiction writer began in 1998, the year he became famous overnight for The Savage Detectives; he was suddenly in demand for articles and speeches, and he took to this new vocation like a duck to water. Cantankerous, irreverent, and insufferably opinionated, Bolano also could be tender (about his family and favorite places) as well as a fierce advocate for his heroes (Borges, Cortzar, Parra) and his favorite contemporaries, whose books he read assiduously and promoted generously. A demanding critic, he declares that in his ´´ideal literary kitchen there lives a warrior´´: He argues for courage, and especially for bravery in the face of failure. Between Parentheses fully lives up to his own demands: ´´I ask for creativity from literary criticism, creativity at all levels.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Crommett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011529de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written and endorsed by world experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), this unique multimedia resource uses text, case studies, and online components to cover the latest uses of echocardiography, including the most recent 2D and 3D advances. Unlike other existing textbooks in echocardiography, including the predecessor of this volume, entitled Dynamic Echocardiography , this 2nd edition, with its new title, covers a full range of topics, reflected in its 200 chapters that include essential material in a succinct format. Dr. Roberto M. Lang and his expert colleagues provide everything you need to assess cardiac anatomy and function and obtain clinically useful, noninvasive information for more accurate diagnosis and evaluation of heart disease. Tap into the knowledge and skills of a team of experts from the ASE, led by world-renowned authorities in echocardiography. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader . Get fully up to date with the latest echo practice guidelines and advanced technologies, including 3D echocardiography and myocardial strain. Gain a better understanding of the latest methods to assess cardiac chamber size and function, valvular stenosis/regurgitation, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, complications of myocardial infarction, and much more - all in a practical, well-illustrated brief yet comprehensive format extensively supported by multimedia material. Stay up to date with hot topics in this rapidly evolving field: interventional/intraoperative echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and more.
Herausragende Filme, großes Kino - bei der Flut an bewegten Bildern, die über unsere Kinoleinwände und Fernsehbildschirme flimmern, braucht es manchmal den Blick des Kenners, um das Besondere zu finden oder in Erinnerung zu rufen. C. Bernd Sucher, der profilierte Kritiker und Autor, stellt in diesem Band seine persönlichen Favoriten der Filmgeschichte vor: subjektiv, klug, meinungsfreudig und ausschließlich positiv. •Klassiker der Filmgeschichte in 49 spannenden Kapiteln. •Vom renommierten Kritiker C. Bernd Sucher. Suchers Welt ist ein hochwertiges und originelles Geschenk für Kultur-Interessierte und Film-Liebhaber. Das Buch nimmt den Leser in 49 kurzen Kapiteln mit auf eine informative und äußerst unterhaltsame Reise und macht dabei weder vor großen Hollywood-Blockbustern noch vor anspruchsvollen Kunstfilmen halt. Und immer steht eines im Vordergrund: die Leidenschaft und die Faszination für die Macht der Kinobilder. Mit viel Witz und der geballten Erfahrung des Kritikers lädt Sucher seine Leser dazu ein, sich von historischen Epen wie Ben Hur in vergangene Zeiten transportieren, sich durch Quentin Tarantinos blutige Splatter-Welten treiben und von Roberto Benignis Das Leben ist schön zum Nachdenken anregen zu lassen. Und apropos Tarantino: Wussten Sie, was es mit dem mysteriösen schwarzen Koffer in Pulp Fiction auf sich hat? C. Bernd Sucher hat die Antwort. Die Leser dürfen sich gleich auf mehr freuen, denn gerade ist ebenfalls erschienen: •Suchers Welt: Musik Bald folgen außerdem: •Suchers Welt: Theater •Suchers Welt: Literatur Prof. Dr. C. Bernd Sucher wurde in Bitterfeld geboren. Er studierte in Hamburg und München Germanistik, Theaterwissenschaft und Romanistik und promovierte über Martin Luther und die Juden. Von 1980 bis 2003 war er verantwortlicher Redakteur für das Sprechtheater bei der Süddeutschen Zeitung . Er unterrichtet an der Deutschen Journalistenschule und an der Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München (Institut für Theaterwissenschaft). Seit 1996 ist er Professor an der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film und leitet an der Theaterakademie August Everding den Ergänzungsstudiengang Theater-, Film und Fernsehkritik. Außerdem ist er Mitglied verschiedener Jurys, u.a. des Berliner Theatertreffens und radikal jung am Münchner Volkstheater. Darüber hinaus arbeitet er als Buch- und Filmautor. Er schreibt außerdem regelmäßig für Theater heute und Die Zeit . C. Bernd Sucher ist PEN-Mitglied.
From time to time when I take a break from researching and writing my thrillers, I write short stories such as the ones collected for the first time in this new anthology, Trust and Other Nightmares. Each of these stories has its germination in nights when my sleep was suddenly savaged by ethereal visions and sounds sufficiently disturbing to wrench me from tangled, sweat-drenched sheets. Some of them have seen a bit of daylight before now, and the last two debut here. All of them are spawned of the dancing skeletons and reanimated corpses that plague the bleakest, blackest hours preceding my blessed dawns. They include: ´´Trust´´, without which a murder-suicide pact is merely revenge´s favorite recipe ´´Rougarou´´, where a terrified boy learns it´s never easy to tell monsters from saviors in a desolate Louisiana swamp ´´Frankie´s Last Affair´´, where we´re taught that if a thing is truly art, someone has to suffer for it ´´Canis´´, a post-apocalyptic tale where the wolves in sheep´s clothing have no lock on cross-dressing ´´Showtime´´, in which a famous television psychic medium´s dirty secret is he knows there´s no such thing as ghosts I hope you enjoy this collection. If it scares you enough to keep you up a night or two, I know just how you feel. As this anthology demonstrates, I sleep well rarely. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041419de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.