Luke Harding - The Snowden Files
(A nemzetközi e-könyv verzió fülszövege:) It began with a tantalising, anonymous email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community..." No name, no job title, no further details. What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach in history: leaking highly sensitive secrets from the heart of US power. The Snowden Files is about how a 29-year-old contractor working for the top secret National Security Agency became the world's most wanted man. It is about the journalists who stumbled into the story of their lives and published against the odds. Moving between Hong Kong and Hawaii, London to New York, the NSA and GCHQ, award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding spins a high-octane account of secrets and defiance, integrity and intrigue. Branded a traitor and hailed a hero, infuriating some and inspiring others, Snowden took extraordinary risks to reveal what he knew. It shocked the world and sparked global debate. This is the story they didn't want you to hear.
William Shakespeare - Macbeth (angol)
Macbeth is a feat of dramatic genius compelling, as it does, the audience to sympathize with a cold-blooded murderer. Encouraged by his ambitious wife and the prophecy of the witches, Macbeth, a noble warrior, slays Duncan the king and seizes the throne for himself. But in so doing, he has upset the natural order and cannot hope to prosper.
Mary Renault - Fire from Heaven
At twenty, when his reign began, Alexander the Great was already a seasoned soldier and a complex, passionate man. Fire From Heaven tells the story of the boy Alexander, and the years that shaped him. Resolute, fearless, and inheriting a striking beauty, Alexander still needed much to make him The Great. He must survive - though with lifelong scars - the dark furies of his Dionysiac mother, who kept him uncertain even of his own paternity; respect his father's talent for war and kingcraft, though sickened by his sexual grossness; and come to terms with his heritage from both.
William Shakespeare - Macbeth (Penguin Readers)
Macbeth, a brave soldier, is trusted by the Scottish king. Then a strange meeting with three witches makes him greedy for power. Macbeth wants to be king. He and his evil wife make murderous plans. But how many people will have to die before their dreams come true? This Penguin Reader play is written for acting - making English come alive.
Paul McAuley - The Quiet War
Twenty-third century Earth, ravaged by climate change, looks backwards to the holy ideal of a pre-industrial Eden. Political power has been grabbed by a few powerful families and their green saints. Millions of people are imprisoned in teeming cities; millions more labour on Pharaonic projects to rebuild ruined ecosystems. On the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, the Outers, descendants of refugees from Earth's repressive regimes, have constructed a wild variety of self-sufficient cities and settlements: scientific utopias crammed with exuberant creations of the genetic arts; the last outposts of every kind of democratic tradition. The fragile detente between the Outer cities and the dynasties of Earth is threatened by the ambitions of the rising generation of Outers, who want to break free of their cosy, inward-looking pocket paradises, colonise the rest of the Solar System, and drive human evolution in a hundred new directions. On Earth, many demand pre-emptive action against the Outers before it's too late; others want to exploit the talents of their scientists and gene wizards.Amid campaigns for peace and reconciliation, political machinations, crude displays of military might, and espionage by cunningly wrought agents, the two branches of humanity edge towards war . ..
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
See how the intrigues and conspiracies surrounding history’s most famous Emperor unfold in a clear, modern version. Now you can instantly grasp the secret plotting of the conspirators, Caesar’s bloody assassination and Rome’s collapse into chaos and civil war.
Bill Jones - Andrew Gray - Dennis Kavanagh - Michael Moran - Philip Norton - Anthony Seldon - Politics UK
Like the first, this edition covers the core features of A level and first-year university syllabuses - the constitution, parliament, prime minister and departments, voting, parties, the media, pressure groups and local government, in the wider context of British political life. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and new chapters on the management of government services, environmental policy, the EC and the politics of law and order have been added. This edition also has more material on social inequality, elections and voting behaviour, quasi-government and the European dimension of British politics. Concluding comments have also been updated where relevant to cover contemporary issues such as trial by jury for the judiciary and public order.
Nigel Farage - Fighting Bull
Nigel Farage is a founder member of the UK Independence Party, which was established in September 1993. He is the Member of the European Parliament for the South East region and is the leader of the parliamentary party in the EU parliament.
Csalog Zsolt - M. Lajos, 42 éves / Lajos M., aged 42
Csalog először a hősének a munkahelyéről való elbocsátásáról ír (négy pokrócot tulajdonított el), majd megemlíti, hogy ismeretségük korábbi keletű. Az író úgy fogalmaz: "42 éves volt, amikor élményeit elmesélte, s amikor történetét első változatban megírtam". A Csalog műveiből ismert technika szerint a "hős" monológja ez is, a szerző leleménye ismét a narrátor kiválasztásában, beszéltetésében és a minden beépített kommentár nélküli jellemábrázolásban áll. A Don-kanyarnál hadifogságba esettek egyikéről kapunk portrét, akit tizenhárom évre Szibériai lágerbe küldenek. Hetvenüket fogták el, és hárman jutottak el Szibériáig; a táborban tizenhatezren voltak, "abbul maradt háromszáz". Életformájukat a "kátorzsnaja rabóta" határozta meg, éhezés és agyondolgoztatás. Rémes, megdöbbentő tényeket sorol fel a narrátor: "Emberhúsevés, az előfordult". "Embert én is ettem" - a visszaélő szakácsot megfőzik egy hatalmas kondérban és megeszik. Előfordulnak erőszakolási jelenetek és más atrocitások ábrázolásai is. Tizenhárom évet töltött Szibériában M. Lajos, itthon is büntették gyanakvásból, előítéletből. A végszó a tragikus élet végén jelentkező rezignált idillé: "semmire se panaszkodok. Mer legalább itthon vagyok..." A szöveg, főleg szókincse, a nyerseségig durva, de (talán éppen emiatt) megrázó és fölrázó. - Nemcsak politikai - irodalmi szenzáció is, a legdöbbenetesebb lágertörténetek egyike.
George Orwell - Animal Farm
Having got rid of their human master, the animals of Manor Farm look forward to a life of freedom and plenty. But as a clever, ruthless élite among them takes control, the other animals find themselves hopelessly ensnared in the old ways. Orwell's chilling story of the betrayal of idealism through tyranny and corruption is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in 1945.
Michael McCarthy - Felicity O'Dell - English Vocabulary in Use - Elementary
An updated edition of the best-selling vocabulary practice book. Whether you're studying on your own or in class, English Vocabulary in Use Elementary covers all the words and phrases you need at this level to understand and be understood in English. This new edition is fully updated to make the book even more relevant and accessible. This 'with answers' edition of this best-selling vocabulary book is ideal for self-study. Also available with an interactive CD-ROM for extra practice of the vocabulary presented in the book.
Tom Hutchinson - Hotline pre-intermediate Student's book
Hotline is a four-level coure for teenagers. It may be strated at beginner level (Hotline Starter) or false-beginner level (Hotline Elementary). Hotline takes students to an intermediate level of English.
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (angol)
"It happen'd one Day about Noon going towards my Boat, I was exceedingly surpriz'd with the Print of a Man's naked Foot on the Shore." Shipwrecked in a storm at sea, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a remote and desolate island. As he struggles to piece together a life for himself, Crusoe's physical, moral and spiritual values are tested to the limit. For 24 years he remains in solitude and learns to tame and master the island, until he finally comes across another human being. Considered a classic literary masterpiece, and frequently interpreted as a comment on the British Imperialist approach at the time, Defoe's fable was and still is revered as the very first English novel.
Michael Swan - Practical English Usage
With over one and a half million copies sold worldwide. Practical English Usage is the indispensable reference book on language problems in English for teachers and higher-level learners. • Over 600 entries - listed alphabetically - cover all the important problems • Information on grammar, vocabulary, idiom, style, pronunciation, spelling • Clear simple explanations • Examples of everyday usage and common mistakes • British-American differences.
Rosemary Border - Ghost Stories (Oxford Bookworms)
After dinner we turned the lights out and played 'hide-and-seek'. In the dark, I touched a hand, a very cold hand. Now, because of the game, I had to hide in the dark with . . . with this cold person - not speaking, not knowing who it was. Slowly the others found us, hid with us, until we were all there - all thirteen. Thirteen? But there were only twelve people in the house! We touched each other in the dark, counting. Thirteen. Quickly, nervously, I lit a match to see . . .
Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking-Glass (Oxford Bookworms)
Egyszerűsített olvasmány angol nyelven. Hasznos segítség a nyelvtanulásban. A kötet 3. nehézségi fokozatú, az olvasásához kb. 1000 szavas szókincs szükséges. "Oxford Bookworms Stage 3" "I wish I could get through into looking-glass house. Alice said." Let's pretend that the glass has gone soft and... Why, I do believe it has! It's turning into a kind of cloud! A moment later Alice is inside the looking-glass world. There she finds herself part of a great game of chess, travelling through forests and jumping across brooks. The chess pieces talk and argue with her, give orders and repeat poems...
William Shakepeare - Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth (commonly called Macbeth) is a play by William Shakespeare about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. Shakespeare's sources for the tragedy are the accounts of King Macbeth of Scotland, Macduff, and Duncan in Holinshed's Chronicles (1587), a history of England, Scotland and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. However, the story of Macbeth as told by Shakespeare bears no relation to real events in Scottish history as Macbeth was an admired and able monarch
Katie Fforde - Going Dutch
Jo Edwards never planned to live on a barge. She's not even sure she likes boats. But when her husband trades her in for a younger model, she finds her options alarmingly limited. Dora Hamilton never planned to run out on her own wedding. But as The Big Day approaches, her cold feet show no signs of warming up - and accepting Jo's offer of refuge aboard The Three Sisters seems the only alternative. As Jo and Dora embark on reorganising their muddled lives, they realise they both need a practical way to keep themselves afloat. But, despite their certainty that they've sworn off men for good, they haven't bargained for the persistent intervention of attractive but enigmatic Marcus, and laid-back, charming Tom, who both seem determined to help them whether they like it or not ...
Caitlin Moran - How To Be a Woman
A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers 1913 – Suffragette throws herself under the King’s horse. 1969 – Feminists storm Miss World. NOW – Caitlin Moran rewrites The Female Eunuch from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There’s never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain… Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin Moran answers these questions and more in How To Be A Woman – following her from her terrible 13th birthday (‘I am 13 stone, have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me’) through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.