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(Rejtő Jenő)


Tom Robbins - B ​Is for Beer
A ​Children's Book About Beer? Yes, believe it or not--but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, internationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. Once upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned characters--and as charming as it may be subversive--_B Is for Beer_ involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski. Questions for Tom Robbins Q: So, Tom Robbins, you’ve gone and written a children’s book about an alcoholic beverage. First, why the ode to beer? A: Why not? As ode fodder, its got to have at least as much potential as nightingales and Grecian urns. Beer is so universally beloved that 36 billion gallons of it are sold each year worldwide. Moreover, it’s been popular for thousands of years, with origins dating back to ancient Egypt and Sumer. It has deep connections to the earth -- and possibly to outer space, as well (I explain this in the book). Bittersweet, like much of life itself, it’s exceptionally thirst-quenching and enormously refreshing; it’s cheerful, accessible, affordable, lovely in color, and somewhat nourishing, being one of our few neutral foods: perfectly balanced between acidic and alkaline, between yin and yang. Best of all perhaps, beer makes us tipsy. What’s not to ode? Q: Okay, but what’s the angle with children? A: Children see beer commercials every time they watch a sporting event on TV. In the supermarket, they pass shelves and coolers overflowing with the stuff. Neon beer signs wink at them as they’re driven to school, to church or the mall. And, if their own parents and older siblings aren’t enjoying beer, then the parents and siblings of their friends surely are. Kids are constantly exposed to beer, it’s everywhere; yet, aside from wagging a warning finger and growling -- true enough as far as it goes -- “Beer is for grownups,” how many parents actually engage their youngsters on the subject? As a topic for detailed family discussion, it’s generally as taboo as sex. It’s a kind of largely unpremeditated side-stepping, and part of the reason is that most parents are themselves uninformed. Even if mommy and daddy have more than a clue about beer’s ingredients and how it’s brewed, they know nothing of its history, let alone the rich psychological, philosophical, and mythic associations bubbling beneath the surface of its wide appeal. Q: So, children need to know the “meaning” of beer? A: Well, at the very least they need a clearer understanding of why their dad keeps a second refrigerator in the garage, and why he stays up late out there on school nights with his shirt off, listening to Aerosmith. Q: Of course. How would you compare B Is for Beer to your previous nine books of fiction? A: At 126 pages, it’s shorter. It’s illustrated. And it’s less complex, although considerably more complicated than Poopie the Pukey Puppy. Q: What will you possibly do for an encore? A: Not my problem. I’ve decided to take advantage of outsourcing. My next novel will be written by a couple of guys in Bangalore. From Publishers Weekly In his children's book for grown-ups/grown-up book for children, Robbins (_Even Cowgirls Get the Blues)_ takes readers on a whimsical tour of all things beer, written in the language of a bedtime story. Factoids about everything from how beer is made to the number of gallons of beer sold globally each year (36 billion) are woven into this story about six-year-old Gracie Perkel, who craves time with her beer-guzzling Uncle Moe. When Moe disappoints Gracie, she reaches for a drink and is visited by the Beer Fairy, who flies her through the Seam and offers an education about life and, of course, beer. The drive to inform the reader about malt and hops is sometimes relentless, and the language can be frustratingly dumbed-down (If you're unfamiliar with the word podiatrist, you're not alone. Fortunately for Gracie [and now for you], Uncle Moe was quick to define podiatrist as a doctor who investigates and treats disorders of the feet. A foot specialist). Still, the premise and execution of this unique book lends itself to moments of real humor. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Svetlana le Fleming - Susan E. Kay - Colloquial ​Russian
COLLOQUIAL ​RUSSIAN is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Russian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL RUSSIAN your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive lots of exercises for regular practice Clear concise grammar notes Practical useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide Complete including answer key and reference section Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with Russian this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Szita Szabolcs - Magyar ​sorsok Auschwitz-Birkenauban
Szinte ​hihetetlen, de Szita Szabolcs könyve a magyar Auschwitzról az első monográfia, amely magyar történész tollából erről a témáról íródott. A deportálás általa előadott története sok tekintetben elüt attól, ahogy a történészek nálunk el szokták beszélni a magyar holokausztot. A szerző nem elégszik meg ugyanis azzal, hogy kizárólag a deportálás elhatározását, előkészítését (a gettósítást), és a deportálandók kiszállítását ecsetelje, továbbmegy ennél, hogy nyomon kövesse a deportáltakat halálos útjukon, elkísérve őket egészen a gázkamrákig. Szita Szabolcs Auschwitz-története igyekszik magába integrálni a tanúságtevők múltat illető tudását, megannyi fájdalmas tapasztalati emlékét, és egyúttal biztosítja, hogy a túlélők a saját hangjukon adják tovább a maguk történetét az utókornak. Nagyon váratott már magára ez az újmódi reprezentáció a holokauszt hazai történetírásában. A magam részéről nyugodt szívvel beiktatnám Szita munkáját az iskolai tanmenetbe, mint ajánlott olvasmányt. Már csak azért is, hogy ezzel is elejét lehessen venni a holokauszttal kapcsolatos ijesztő tudatlanság és előítéletesség jövőbeli terjedésének. (Gyáni Gábor)

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Ismeretlen szerző - Muttersprache ​6.
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Gillian Flynn - Éles ​tárgyak
A ​fiatal chicagói újságíróra, Camille Preakerre nyugtalanító megpróbáltatás vár néhány hónapos pszichiátriai kezelését követően: főszerkesztője visszaküldi fojtogató szülővárosába, hogy az ott történt gyerekgyilkosságokról tudósítson. Camille évek óta alig beszélt neurotikus, hipochonder anyjával, tizenhárom éves, gyönyörű féltestvérét, a poros kisváros lakóit valamiképp a markában tartó Ammát pedig utoljára óvodásként látta. A viktoriánus stílusú, kísérteties családi házban Camille-t megrohanják boldogtalan gyerekkorának emlékei, és akaratlanul is azonosulni kezd a meggyilkolt kislányokkal. Miközben egyre mélyebbre rántják sötét múltjának démonai, és felszakadnak soha be nem gyógyult sebei, versenyfutásba kezd az idővel, hogy kiderítse, ki lehet a tettes. Ha Camille túl akarja élni életveszélyes visszatérését, nem tehet mást, mint hogy egyszer és mindenkorra összerakja múltja kirakós játékának darabjait. "Szellemes, stílusos, remek első könyv. Igazi főnyeremény." (Harlan Coben)

Trevor Corson - The ​Story of Sushi
Everything ​you never knew about sushi— its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi-chef training academy, as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cooking without cooking. He delves into the biology and natural history of the edible creatures of the sea, and tells the fascinating story of an Indo-Chinese meal reinvented in nineteenth-century Tokyo as a cheap fast food. He reveals the pioneers who brought sushi to the United States and explores how this unlikely meal is exploding into the American heartland just as the long-term future of sushi may be unraveling. The Story of Sushi is at once a compelling tale of human determination and a delectable smorgasbord of surprising food science, intrepid reporting, and provocative cultural history.

Talat S. Halman - A ​Millennium of Turkish Literature
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

César Samudio - Leyendas ​chiricanas
26 ​leyendas de la Provincia de Chiriquí, Panamá.

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