Mike Nichols burst onto the American cultural scene in the late 1950s as one half of the comic cabaret team of Nichols and May. He became a Broadway directing sensation, then moved on to Hollywood, where his first two films--Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967)--earned a total of 20 Academy Award nominations. Nichols won the 1968 Oscar for Best Director and later joined the rarefied EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club. He made many other American cinematic classics, including Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Silkwood (1983), Working Girl (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), and his late masterpieces for HBO, Wit (2001) and Angels in America (2003). Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh regard him with reverence. This first full-career retrospective study of this protean force in the American arts begins with the roots of his filmmaking in satirical comedy and Broadway theatre and devotes separate chapters to each of his 20 feature films. Nichols' permanent achievements are his critique of the ways in which culture constructs conformity and his tempered optimism about individuals' liberation by transformative awakening.
Russell Malloy is finally ready to get on with his life. And he just may have found the perfect woman to share it with him. From the moment she checks into his Maui bed and breakfast, Sloane Hepburn is turning the widower's life upside down - and he's loving every minute of it. Relocating to Hawaii is a big step for overextended career woman and mother of two Sloane. But with hunky, seductive Russell romancing her under the tropical island sky, how can a woman keep from falling? Now he just has to convince her that their love is here to stay...
Steve Elliott and Danny Ortega, two unlucky men incarcerated in a South Texas prison, plan to escape and start life anew. Getting out was the easy part; after that, the hapless pair face obstacles they didn't envision while sitting in their cells. After enlisting the help of Danny's younger brother Ray, they head for Mexico, where they hope to make their way to California undetected by U. S. authorities. The moment they cross the border, their real troubles begin. Kidnapped by a gang of thugs, they are briefly held captive with an attractive woman and three shadowy Mexican "businessmen" who deftly engineer a daring escape for the entire group. After evading imprisonment for the second time in as many days, the duo finds they are now in bigger trouble. It appears their newfound traveling companions are not what they purported to be. To complicate matters, Steve falls for the woman who has her own mysterious agenda. As their true identities and purpose unfold, Steve and Danny are caught up in a horrendous terrorism plot. Forced by circumstances-and guns-to go along with the invaders, it finally comes down to making the right choice-something that has always proven difficult for Steve and Danny.
Im letzten Jahrzehnt ist das private Kriegsgeschäft zu einer Wachstumsbranche geworden, die nicht nur Riesengewinne verbucht, sondern auch die Weltpolitik nachhaltig verändert. Private Militärfirmen operieren inzwischen auf allen Kontinenten und in allen Krisengebieten der Welt. Mehr als 1,5 Millionen Angestellte sind für sie tätig, der Irak-Krieg wäre ohne sie nicht denkbar. Sie haben mittlerweile Aufgaben übernommen, die einst in staatliche Hoheit fielen: das Ausspähen von Angriffszielen, die Entwicklung von Überwachungssoftware, Risikoanalysen, Spezialausbildungen für modernste Hightech-Waffensysteme, sogar die Ausführung von direkten Kampfeinsätzen. Ihre Dienste kann jeder in Anspruch nehmen, der sie bezahlen kann - Regierungen und Geheimdienste, aber auch Kriegsfürsten und Rebellengruppen.Rolf Uesseler analysiert umfassend dieses Phänomen. Er warnt eindringlich vor den Gefahren, die mit der schleichenden Privatisierung militärischer Konflikte einhergehen und stellt klare politische Forderungen auf.
The award-winning Compass American Guides offer comprehensive travel information on the individual cities, states and provinces of the United States and Canada. This addition to the series focuses on the state of Georgia.
Published to accompany the 1997 New Orleans Museum of Art exhibition which marked the premier public showing of the Roland-Geist collection. An extensive introductory essay and biographical notes precede the color reproductions of works created by Britons and also by Americans in Great Britain. Dist
The best guide to the Bahamas, updated every year Seaside golf courses, spectacular dive sites, and waters with tournament-class fishing Straw markets and the top shops for duty-free perfume, jewelry, china, and more Resort casinos, hot nightspots, and calypso dance clubs Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Great dining, from conch chowder at beachfront cafes to Bahamian-French cuisine in elegant colonial mansions Posh resorts, top hotels, secluded villas, and intimate inns Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 21 pages of maps--and dozens of unique features Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; What's Where; Pleasures & Pastimes, don't-miss activities; complete index; and more!
One of the most prominent and dynamic African-American neighborhoods in U.S. history, Paradise Valley served as a social and cultural mecca for Detroit's black community from the 1920s through the 1950s. Now the site of stadiums and freeways, the area was once home to places like the Gotham Hotel and the Surf Club, and welcomed the likes of Billie Holiday, Joe Louis, and Sammy Davis Jr. This book uses more than 200 previously unpublished photographs to take readers on a rare tour of the entertainers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and events that made the now-lost Paradise Valley legendary.