Author: Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel. A New York Times Bestseller! "Remarkable."-- Leo Carey, The New Yorker "... dark, fearsomely complex..."-- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly "My all-time favorite graphic novel... an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century."-- Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly "Moore's works have often defied the public's expectations of the medium, and his most ambitious work, the massive graphic novel From Hell, is no exception... The result is at once a meditation on evil, a police procedural and a commentary on Victorian England. ... an impressive piece of work."-- Patrick Day, The Los Angeles Times "... a massive exploration of the Jack The Ripper murders that incorporates British history, Masonic ritual, and London geography in a fascinating and horrifying conspiracy theory."-- Tasha Robinson, The AV Club From Hell is the story of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. The serialized story, presented in its entirety in this volume, has garnered widespread attention from critics and scholars, and has been adapted into a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Often regarded as one of the most significant graphic novels ever published, From Hell combines meticulous research with educated speculation, resulting in a masterpiece of historical fiction both compelling and terrifying.
Analyse des Antihelden Abberline und intermediale Faktoren
Author: Barbara Kainz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: Sehr gut, Universitat Wien (Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: keine - Teil von Diplomarbeit, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Der wissenschaftliche Aufsatz ist aus meiner Diplomarbeit entnommen., Abstract: Antihelden-Figuren, haufig Protagonisten von Graphic Novels, lassen sich nur schwer auf bestimmte Charaktereigenschaften klassifizieren.Im Folgenden wird die Graphic Novel From Hell von Alan Moore und Eddie Campbell hinsichtlich formaler und inhaltlicher Kennzeichen sowie insbesondere hinsichtlich der Motive des Antihelden Abberline - ein typischer Problemcharakter, ein Versager, der mit ernster und murrischer Miene durchs Leben schreitet - untersucht. Im Anschluss daran findet ein Vergleich mit der gleichnamigen Verfilmung From Hell (USA, 2002, R: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes) statt, der Unterschiede und Ahnlichkeiten der filmischen Version analysiert und dabei auch intermediale Aspekte mit einschliesst
Die verrücktesten Sportarten der Welt
Author: Rick Reilly
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Category: Sports & Recreation
Dame auf G4, Faust auf die Zwölf Rick Reilly berichtete von den größten Sportveranstaltungen der Welt, aber irgendwann waren ihm Super Bowl, Indy 500 und Wimbledon einfach zu langweilig. Er macht sich auf eine abenteuerliche Suche nach den durchgeknalltesten Sportarten des Planeten – und nimmt selbst an ihnen teil. Reilly schreckt weder vor Schachboxen, Extremsaunieren, ja, noch nicht einmal vor Frettchen in der eigenen Hose zurück und schreibt im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes brüllend komisch über seine waghalsigen Selbstversuche.
Author: John Banks
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Easy to read materials
Selected reading materials - Lisa and her friends are determined to stop the new road being built because it means digging up the sacred site of Mott Hill, and exposing something dangerous and deadly.
A Survival Guide
Author: Shaun Belding
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Business & Economics
Realistic, practical, and compelling anecdotal solutions are offered here for countering belligerent, abusive, and condescending customers. This book captures the essence of the skills required for helping retailers deal with problem customers and improve employee efficiency. A six-pronged approach known as LESTER is detailed, which involves listening to customers, echoing the issue, sympathizing with the customer's emotional state, thanking the customer, evaluating one's opinion, and responding with a win-win solution.
Author: Patrick Forterre
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
At the close of the 1970s, the two-domain classification scheme long used by most biologists—prokaryotes versus eukaryotes—was upended by the discovery of an entirely new group of organisms: archaea. Initially thought to be bacteria, these single-celled microbes—many of which were first found in seemingly unlivable habitats like the volcanic hot springs of Yellowstone National Park—were in fact so different at molecular and genetic levels as to constitute a separate, third domain beside bacteria and eukaryotes. Their discovery sparked a conceptual revolution in our understanding of the evolution of life, and Patrick Forterre was—and still is—at the vanguard of this revolution. In Microbes from Hell, one of the world’s leading experts on archaea and hyperthermophiles, or organisms that have evolved to flourish in extreme temperatures, offers a colorful, engaging account of this taxonomic upheaval. Blending tales of his own search for thermophiles with discussions of both the physiological challenges thermophiles face and the unique adaptations they have evolved to live in high-temperature environments, Forterre illuminates our developing understanding of the relationship between archaea and the rest of Earth’s organisms. From biotech applications to the latest discoveries in thermophile research, from microbiomes to the communities of organisms that dwell on deep-sea vents, Forterre’s exploration of life-forms that seem to thrive at the mouth of hell provides a glimpse into the early days of Earth, offering deep insight into what life may have looked like in the extreme environments of our planet’s dawn.
Author: Helen Marie Rosenits
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Christoph, 55plus, Vorstandsmitglied eines international tätigen Unternehmens und auf dem Sprung zur letzten Sprosse seiner Karriere-Leiter, lebt seinen Easy Rider-Bubentraum in seiner Freizeit aus, - bis ein schwerer Unfall sein gewohntes Leben bremst. Britta, gerade in der Pension angekommen und von ihrem Gatten gegen ein jüngeres, attraktiveres Modell getauscht, flüchtet vor der Leere und Einsamkeit in die karitative Tätigkeit des Besuchsdienstes im Krankenhaus. Und genau dort kollidieren ihre Umlaufbahnen. In beengtem Raum und auf begrenzte Zeit fällt Blatt um Blatt - an Erinnerungen, an Verletzungen, Kränkungen, Hoffnungen, Wünschen und Sehnsüchten. Wenn Äußerlichkeiten unwichtig werden, irritierende Gefühle emporsteigen und sich Herzen vorsichtig annähern, dann ist es nicht zu spät, Träume fliegen zu lassen und neue Wege zu beschreiten.
Author: Jim Harper
Publisher: Noir Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Over the past decade, Japan has become a key player on the contemporary horror scene, producing some of the most influential and critically respected genre movies of recent years. Whether it's the subtle chills of Ring, the graphic brutality of Audition or the zombie-fuelled mayhem of Versus, leading Japanese horror has had a major impact throughout the world. From its origins in the mid-80s to the multi-million dollar franchises of today, Flowers from Hell traces the evolution of this consistently inventive and influential horror phenomenon.
The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans
Author: Vivien Spitz
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Provides a chilling account of the experiments and scientific research performed on human subjects, primarily concentration camp inmates, by Nazi physicians, based on previously unpublished photographs and documents used during the Nuremberg trials.
Author: Mike Parker
Publisher: Y Lolfa
Category: Social Science
From the Act of Union to Anne Robinson, "e;Neighbours from Hell?"e; looks at English attitudes to the Welsh. Drawing on the author's experience of the comedy circuit, cartoons, the popular press and postcards; from "e;Tours of the Picturesque"e; to the novels of Niall Griffiths, the range of reference is as broad as the writing style is witty. Stereotypes explored include the Welsh character (shifty, oversexed or verbose); the Welsh language (dead, ugly or secret code for extremists), and the landscape. Mike Parker examines treacherous policy decisions sacrificing communities to reservoirs, forestry and military ranges. And he warns of future loss through blinkered tourist and property marketing. This is fine and funny polemic with a purpose, by the author of "e;The Rough Guide to Wales"e;.
Author: Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle
Allan Carpenter escaped from hell once but remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined. Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpenter is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow hell and free the damned. But now that he's returned to this Dantesque Inferno, can he ever again leave? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Back in the comfy chair for more productive lazy wisdom and then off to the time machine to save the worst project in history - and all before tea time
Author: Peter Taylor,Michael Finer
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Category: Business & Economics
In The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell, Peter Taylor applies the lazy project management technique introduced in his Kindle bestsellers The Lazy Project Manager and The Lazy Winner to a project that has gone seriously wrong. Based on a workshop Peter has been delivering for several years, the information provided allows you and your team to undertake your own Project from Hell workshop where you analyze the problems and prepare an improvement plan that will be the basis for rescuing the project. The authors provide substantial information about ‘The Project from Hell’, including its background, start-up, progress and events. Although the workshop is based around an IT project the issues discussed and lessons learned are applicable across a wide range of projects: it could be a marketing campaign, new product introduction or other project-based activity. By engaging with this fascinating case study you and your team will equip yourselves to escape from project hell and find the path to project heaven. The authors have between them more than 25 years of project management experience. Peter Taylor is a dynamic professional who has achieved notable success in business. He is also an accomplished communicator, leader and professional speaker, popular around the world for keynotes and as an event host. The Lazy Project Manager was a Kindle bestseller and a page one bestseller in the business category on amazon.com. With Infinite Ideas he also published its follow-up, The Lazy Winner. More information can be found at his website, www.thelazyprojectmanager.com, and through his free podcasts in iTunes. Michael Finer is founder and managing director of Dylanmae, a training, mentoring, education, consulting and support operation with a focus on project intelligence and Corporate Performance Management.
True Stories of Rock and Roll Gone Wrong
Foreword by Vadge Moore, drummer for the Dwarves From the darkest rat hole basements to flash arenas, here is a wild ride through Rock's worst moments. Rife with confessionals, Gigs from Hell strips the mythology and starry-eyed allure of life on the road to its barest essentials - puke, rip-offs, come-downs and the odd stab at glory. Collected and translated from drunken rock-speak by music writer Sleazegrinder, this book offers a rare glimpse at what it's really like to tour, record and survive in the cut-throat music industry. Illustrated.
An Agatha Raisin Mystery
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Recently married to James Lacey, the witty and fractious Agatha Raisin quickly finds that marriage, and love, are not all they are cracked up to be. Rather than basking in marital bliss, the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a particularly raucous fight in the local pub, James suddenly vanishes-a bloodstain the only clue to his fate-and Agatha is the prime suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation. But her sleuthing is thwarted when James's suspected mistress, Melissa, is found murdered. Joined by her old friend Sir Charles, Agatha digs into Melissa's past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers. Are Melissa's death and James's disappearance connected? Will Agatha reunite with her husband or will she find herself alone once again?
Author: Sue Ellen Allen
Publisher: Inkwell Productions
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Early on the morning of December 12, 2002, I arrived at Perryville prison in a cold, white MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) van with several other women. Besides my battle with breast cancer, I'd been up all night in the jail in a freezing cold concrete holding cell, and I was tired, anxious, and numb. I had no idea what was in store for me. It turned out to be an unforgettable journey, one that filled me with fear, sorrow, and joy. I met people I never would have in my previous life and experienced things I would not have believed possible. Some were horrific, demeaning, and inhumane; some were wonderful. Gina was part of the wonderful.”
Author: Michael A. Raffaele
Category: Social Science
"Love us. Hate us. Read us." That was the slogan of The Trentonian, the scrappy underdog tabloid newspaper from Trenton, N.J. The newspaper combined a mix of hard-hitting news, steamy sex stories and solid sports to produce massive sales in competitive market. The paper represented the heart and soul of the city. It was truly "No. 1 in the hearts of the people." In 1998, The Trentonian took a tragic turn -- a turn in which the paper likely will never recover. It ditched its core readers. It turned its back on Trenton. Tabloid From Hell chronicles the rise and fall of a beloved newspaper. It details how a once relevant newspaper turned irrelevant. How a newspaper everybody talked about transformed into a dull, lifeless and awkward product on the decline. The Trentonian lost its voice. So did its readers.