John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father's ghost, his country, and even his own self. Above all, an artist and an athlete whose body time and time again - sometimes against his will - becomes a political battlefield.
Erscheinungsdatum: 03/2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Battlefield Contracting, Titelzusatz: Die USA, Großbritannien, Frankreich und Deutschland im Vergleich, Autor: Stöber, Jan, Verlag: VS Verlag für Sozialw. // VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Sprache: Deutsch, Schlagworte: International // Politik // Militär // Politikwissenschaft // Politologie // Internationale Zusammenarbeit // POLITICAL SCIENCE // General // International Relations // Internationale Beziehungen, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 220, Abbildungen: 16 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, 5 schwarz-weiße Tabellen, Reihe: Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen, Gewicht: 317 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a very beautiful city on the Miljacka River surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. Do you know that this city was in War from 1992 to 1995? Is it true that in Sarajevo there is Hiroshima? How do Romeo and Juliet connected with Bosnian capital? What is Sarajevo’s political situation now? Together with a professional local guide, you will Old City Hall, The Battlefield of Žuæ hill, War Cemetery, Olympic Bobsleigh ruins, Maternity Hospital, Oslobodenje newspaper Building, Ruins of Home for the Aged. Where was Sniper positions around Sarajevo and Bosnian Serbs Siege Lines? What was built Tunnel under the Airport or Minefields around Sarajevo? You will discover Ex Yugoslav Army Camp, Border with Republic of Srpska, King Fahd Mosque, Market Massacre places, First Victims Bridge, Orphans Village, and much more.
Historic 2-hour "walking tour" covers a 2 mile area that starts and ends in the same location. Walk through the actual locations were history was made. Tour provides guest a glimpse into the History of Atlanta, Civil War to Civil Rights. Hear combined stories from the 1864 Battle of Atlanta with the 1964 Civil Rights, at locations where both intersect on the battlefield. This battle is known not only for its strategic and military significance but also for political importance. Highlights include: Creek Indians, Atlanta's Birth and Development,Civil War, The Burning of Atlanta, The Battle of Atlanta in East Atlanta, Rebuilding the City, Segregation - White Flight Integration and Gentrification. The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman, wanting to neutralize the important rail and supply hub, defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood.
American Gangster: Drug-kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles heroin into the US by hiding it with the bodies of soldiers killed during battle in Vietnam. By delivering a product that is far superior to his competitors, Lucas has rapidly established his status as Harlem's most innovative drug dealer. While Lucas delicately constructs his own criminal empire, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), one of the few honest detectives in a corrupt system, senses a sizeable shift within the hierarchy of the drug underworld and sets out to investigate this hitherto unknown power player that has come out of the shadows to dominate the drug trade. But with Detective Trupo (Josh Brolin), Roberts' crooked and jealous colleague, wanting to obstruct and ruin the integrity of his idealistic counterpart, Roberts is left with little option other than to take desperate measures to end Lucas' rule in Harlem. Gladiator: The great Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe) has once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won, Maximus dreams of home, wanting only to return to his wife and son; however, the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) has one more duty for the general - to assume the mantle of his power. Jealous of Maximus' favor with the emperor, the heir to the throne, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), orders his execution - and that of his family. Barely escaping death, Maximus is forced into slavery and trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows. Now he has come to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor; Commodus.... State of Play: Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars in this nail-biting thriller from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald ( The Last King of Scotland ). When reporter Cal McCaffrey finds himself embroiled in a series of murders, his skills of deduction lead him to sources at the top of the U.S political system. Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out. McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar winner Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killer's identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.
WorrickerSince September 2011, the public every day reads of encroachments on their liberty which are justified in the name of security. David Hare's trilogy, ripped from the headlines, focuses on the internal divisions and arguments which have been raging inside an increasingly controversial intelligence community. Page EightJohnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind a contentious file whose explosive contents threaten the stability of the organisation. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find the truth. Turks and CaicosJohnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile island paradise Turks and Caicos. Trouble comes knocking when an encounter with a CIA agent (Christopher Walken) forces him into the company of some dubious American businessmen. Claiming to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis, Worricker soon learns their shady activities extend far beyond luxury hotels. When one of them turns up dead, it's their financial PR (Winona Ryder) who seems to know more than she's letting on. But will she help Johnny come to an understanding of what these men do and why they're here? As evidence linking them to Prime Minister Alec Beasley comes to light, Worricker must act quickly if he is to survive. Salting the BattlefieldJohnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell are now on the run together across Europe, going from town to town in Germany. But Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis - the prime minister, Alec Beasley. To do this, he's going to have to bring to light some unsavoury facts about the prime minister's financial and business arrangements. But Worricker is haunted by the suspicion that he's not the only person out to undermine the prime minister. Special Features: Page Eight: Interviews with Cast and Crew Turks and Caicos: Making of Salting The Battlefield: Moving On making of
Sengoku JidaiJapan faces a huge social upheaval, political intrigue and near-constant military conflict. Who has the proper wit and bravery to become the one and only Shogun and bring back peace and harmony to the impoverished lands? Ten legendary clans may have appetites for it, however the throne waits only for the one of them. Step in the role and control one of the Daimyo, the clan leader and use your military forces, economics and diplomacy to go up against the rest of ambitious clans, as well as dozens of other influential families. Will you be the one to re-unite the country and win the hearts of Japanese people?More realistic than ever beforeVirtual battle veterans will for sure enjoy the new Al system – one of the main Total War: Shogun 2 features. Inspired by the millennia old Chinese “Art of War” by Sun Tzu, the game redefines the battle model we knew before, creating a battlefield that has never been more demanding and realistic. The map can simultaneously feature up to dozens of thousands of units, each having its own characteristic features, predestining them to various types of clashes. Don’t marginalize also the weather, which has its important influence on the battles’ courses. Explore the multi-stage sieges with their wide range of new possibilities and become the ruler of the sea, using its features to tip the scales on your side. On the other hand you can expect a developed graphic engine, which stands behind the awesomeness of the depicted world. Realistic waves smashing at the shore or the shifting nature, enchanting with its vibrant landscapes will appeal even to the most indifferent hearts.Invite your friendsPlay the main campaign solo or invite a friend. Challenge yourself against or join forces and fight with the Al armies. Try your luck in the classic multiplayer, designed for 8 players simultaneously. Remember to create your own virtual alter ego. The general created by you will be more than just an avatar, playing an important role while the game progresses. You earn experience points, which can be used to develop his skills and abilities. Move up the ranks, earning recognition in the virtual world.