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Michael Walsh - The ​Devil's Pleasure Palace
In ​the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the world's premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and artistic guidance, the burgeoning transnational elite in New York and Washington embraced not only the war's refugees, but many of their ideas as well, and nothing has proven more pernicious than those of the Frankfurt School and its reactionary philosophy of "critical theory." In The Devil's Pleasure Palace, Michael Walsh describes how Critical Theory released a horde of demons into the American psyche. When everything could be questioned, nothing could be real, and the muscular, confident empiricism that had just won the war gave way, in less than a generation, to a central-European nihilism celebrated on college campuses across the United States. Seizing the high ground of academe and the arts, the New Nihilists set about dissolving the bedrock of the country, from patriotism to marriage to the family to military service. They have sown, as Cardinal Bergoglio--now Pope Francis--once wrote of the Devil, "destruction, division, hatred, and calumny," and all disguised as the search for truth. The Devil's Pleasure Palace exposes the overlooked movement that is Critical Theory and explains how it took root in America and, once established and gestated, how it has affected nearly every aspect of American life and society.

Michael Walsh - Last ​Stands
In ​our contemporary era, men are increasingly denied their heritage as warriors. A survival instinct that’s part of the human condition, the drive to wage war is natural. Without war, the United States would not exist. The technology that has eased manual labor, extended lifespans, and become an integral part of our lives and culture has often evolved from wartime scientific advancements. War is necessary to defend the social and political principles that define the virtues and freedoms of America and other Western nations. We should not be ashamed of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to build a better world. We should be honoring them. The son of a Korean War veteran of the Inchon landing and the battle of the Chosin Reservoir with the U.S. Marine Corps, Michael Walsh knows all about heroism, valor, and the call of duty that requires men to fight for something greater than themselves to protect their families, fellow countrymen, and most of all their fellow soldiers. In Last Stands, Walsh reveals the causes and outcomes of more than a dozen battles in which a small fighting force refused to surrender to a far larger force, often dying to the last man. From the Spartans’ defiance at Thermopylae and Roland’s epic defense of Charlemagne’s rear guard at Ronceveaux Pass, through Santa Anna’s siege of the Alamo defended by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie to the skirmish at Little Big Horn between Crazy Horse’s Sioux nation and George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Calvary, to the Soviets’ titanic struggle against the German Wehrmacht at Stalingrad, and more, Walsh reminds us all of the debt we owe to heroes willing to risk their lives against overwhelming odds―and how these sacrifices and battles are not only a part of military history but our common civilizational heritage.

Michael Walsh - Who's ​Afraid of Classical Music?
Time ​magazine music critic Michael Walsh has created for the mellowing rock 'n roll generation a complete and totally irreverent guide to listening to, collecting and enjoying classical music.

Michael Walsh - As ​Time Goes By (Penguin Readers)
From ​sun-baked Morocco to wartime London, from New York to Prague, unforgettable characters like Rick, Ilsa, Louis and Sam are brought to life again. Set during the Second World War, the classic film Casablanca is one of the most romantic stories of all time and As Time Goes By continues the story. Play it again, Sam!

Michael Walsh - Múlik ​az idő
Végre ​itt az a regény, amely folytatja a világhírű Casablancá-ból ismert, szívünkhöz nőtt Rick, Ilsa, Victor, Louis, Sam és a többiek történetét. Sőt nem csak folytatja, mert a szerző, Michael Waish az idősíkok briliáns változtatásával az előzményekre is fényt derít. Megtudjuk, hogy Rick a szesztilalom idején nem éppen lányregénybe illő módon egy gengszterbandában töltötte New York-i ifjúkorát. Íme, a magyarázat, hogy miért nem térhet vissza oda soha többé... A Múlik az idő lenyűgöző háborús kalandtörténet, melyből kiderül, hogy hová ment Ilsa és Victor Casablancából, hogyan kerültek kapcsolatba a brit és a cseh ellenállással, épültek be lélegzetelállító bátorsággal Heidrich munkatársainak legszűkebb körébe a németek által megszállt Prágában, míg végre nem hajtották - egymás életét sem kímélve - a nagy tettet, amely egyszerre volt önmegvalósítás, világra szóló diadal és borzalmas következményekkel, megtorlással járó partizánakció. Ki az, aki életben marad? És kié lesz az az Ilsa, akit egyformán imád férje és szerelme? Megannyi kérdés, melyekre mind választ kapunk, ha Michael Waish lebilincselő regényét elolvassuk.

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