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📒Blackout ✍ Sheri Chinen Biesen
✏Blackout Book Summary : Sheri Chinen Biesen challenges conventional thinking on the origins of film noir and finds the genre's roots in the political, social and historical conditions of Hollywood during the Second World War.
📒Blackout ✍ Chris Lamb
✏Blackout Book Summary : Chronicles the story of Jackie Robinson's first spring training during 1946, a time when America was struggling with racism and segregation, as well as with the impact of the Second World War, documenting the player's ordeal on and off the field, the reaction of the black and white communities, the influence of the press, and Robinson's own determination and anxieties.
📒Blackout ✍ Antonia Caroline Lant
✏Blackout Book Summary : The most universal civilian privation in World War II Britain, the blackout possessed many symbolic meanings. Among its complicated implications for filmmakers was a stigmatization of film spectacle--including the display of "Hollywood women," whose extravagant appearance connoted at best unpatriotic wastefulness and at worst collaboration with the enemy. Exploring the wartime breakdown of conventional gender roles on the screen and in the audience, Antonia Lant demonstrates that many British films of the period signaled their national cinematic identity by diverging from the notion of the Hollywood star, the mainstay of commercial American motion pictures, replacing her with a deglamourized, mobilized heroine. Nevertheless, the war machine demanded that British films continue to celebrate stable and reassuring gender roles. Contradictions abounded, both within film narratives and between narrative and "real life." Analyzing films of all the major wartime studios, the author scrutinizes the efforts of realist and melodramatic texts to confront women's wartime experiences, including conscription. By combining study of contemporary posters, advertisements, propaganda notices, and cartoons with consideration of recent feminist theoretical work on the cinema, spectatorship, and history, she has produced the first book to examine the relationships among gender, cinema, and nationality as they are affected by the stresses of war. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
📒Blackout ✍ Ted Hodge
✏Blackout Book Summary : In 1980 the blackout sector was sectioned off by intrusive means defiant to the dignity of young Xavier. A flame flamboyant filled him with heartfelt loyalty, lightened the darkest of nights, ripened the demeanor of sister Sarah as well as the others of this sector inclusive of three bonded and directly involved. This family of five with a second sector in an even more trialing ordeal miraculously support the passions of those in sector two of 2012. Two simultaneous blackouts are set on two stages in alternate years1980 and 2012. The 2012 blackout situation was bleak, and an anonymous walking hero unit makes way through dangerous pitch-black streets of a metropolis. Through the visions of mercy, flames of undying will, perseverance of the cunning still hidden, as well as the simplicity offered by five and six as one, you too must experience Blackout.
📒Blackout ✍ Marc Elsberg
✏Blackout Book Summary : 'Fast, tense, thrilling - and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended' LEE CHILD 'A dazzling debut' Marcel Berlins, The Times THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER PUBLISHED IN 15 LANGUAGES WORLDWIDE A 21ST-CENTURY HIGH-CONCEPT DISASTER THRILLER *************************************** Tomorrow will be too late. A cold night in Milan, Piero Manzano wants to get home. Then the traffic lights fail. Manzano is thrown from his Alfa as cars pile up. And not just on this street – every light in the city is dead. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electricity grids collapse. Plunged into darkness, people are freezing. Food and water supplies dry up. The death toll soars. Former hacker and activist Manzano becomes a prime suspect. But he is also the only man capable of finding the real attackers. Can he bring down a major terrorist network before it’s too late? ************************ 'Part Dan Brown–style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut—a bestseller in Germany—will get people talking' — Booklist US
📒Blackout ✍ Robert Swindells
✏Blackout Book Summary : Another gripping World War Two drama from the master storyteller and multi-award-winner, Robert Swindells. Life in a small village is boring now the war is over, there is still rationing and bomb damage and war losses. But when a group of children hear of some treasure kept locked in the village, things look at bit more interesting. And then two strangers turn up in the village - and they've heard of the treasure too . . .
📒Blackout ✍ David Rosenfelt
✏Blackout Book Summary : New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been after infamous criminal Nicholas Bennett for years. When Bennett kills someone close to Doug, however, Doug's investigation—and his life—start spiraling out of control. He's placed on indefinite suspension from the police force and breaks things off with his fiancé, but he can't let the case go, and he continues an off-the-books investigation on his own. When Doug's former partner on the force, Nate Alvarez, receives a call from Doug saying he's discovered something big, something terrifying, something they need to call in the FBI to handle, Nate is furious that Doug has still been working the case. But when the call ends abruptly, and shortly afterward Doug is found in a hotel room, shot and in critical condition, Nate’s anger turns to fear. When Doug finally awakens from his coma, however, he has no memory of the case, or even the last several years of his life. But the pull of what he might have discovered is too strong, and he finds himself immersed in a desperate search for truth once again, regardless of the danger. Once again Rosenfelt has written a propulsive and compelling thriller that will rivet readers from the first page to the last.
📒Blackout ✍ Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
✏Blackout Book Summary : Return to the hot Miami streets where werewolves roam in this fan-favorite novella from Linda Thomas-Sundstrom It’s called the Blackout—the initial trauma when the beast within awakens for the first time. Dylan Landau experienced it six months ago when he transformed into a werewolf. Since then, he has wandered the streets of Miami alone, trying to hide his wolf form...until the night he sees cop Dana Delmonico undergo her own painful change. Now Dylan can’t stop thinking about Dana—and she can’t fight her attraction to Dylan. Because when both their inner beasts are aroused, there can be no stopping them... Previously published in 2009.
📒Blackout ✍ Connie Willis
✏Blackout Book Summary : BLACKOUT is the opening movement of a vast, absorbing two-volume novel that may well prove to be Connie Willis' masterpiece. Like her multi-award winning THE DOOMSDAY BOOK, this stunning new work marries the intricate mechanics of time travel to the gritty - and dangerous - realities of human history. The narrative opens in Oxford, England in 2060, where a trio of time traveling scholars prepares to depart for various corners of the Second World War. Their mission: to observe, from a safe vantage point, the day-to-day nature of life during this critical historical moment. As the action ranges from the evacuation of Dunkirk to the manor houses of rural England to the quotidian horrors of London during the Blitz, the objective nature of their roles gradually changes. Cut off from the safety net of the future and caught up in the chaotic events that make up history, they are forced to participate, in unexpected ways, in the defining events of the era. BLACKOUT is an ingeniously constructed time travel novel and a grand entertainment. More than that, it is a moving, exquisitely detailed portrait of a world under siege, a world dominated by chaos, uncertainty, and the threat of imminent extinction. It is the rare sort of book that transcends the limits of genre, offering pleasure, insight, and illumination on virtually every page.
📒Blackout ✍ Kinsey Grafton
✏Blackout Book Summary : “Like a John Grisham novel, from the very inception I was lured right into the novel and couldn’t put the book down. Every chapter ended with so much drama and mystery I had to keep reading until I was done. - Janet Po “Grafton brings mystery and fast-paced action into one neat package. "One Last Time" is written like a cable show and is one great ride. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up!” - Nancy Myers “Kinsey’s storytelling feels as real as Nora Robert’s. I picked up "One Last Time" and finished it in one sitting." - Mark Vetta, Jack Blake has a bit of an anger problem. He also started blacking out and waking up hours later without any memory of what he did during his blackout. With people depending on him for their safety and sometimes their lives he is forced to face the truth. Bianca Santos is a spoiled rich daughter of the biggest Latin pop star since Enrique Iglesias. She also liked playing games, dangerous games. Sometimes the only game worth playing is the game of life and death.