Charles Bronson, classified as the most dangerous prisoner in the UK penal system, reveals who's who in this A-Z guide of the underworld and beyond. It contains many characters with unusual names who influenced Bronson's life and leave little to the imagination: The Wizard, Semtex Man and Pie Man.
This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online. * Approximately 300 individual entries for specific urban legends * An introduction provides a brief history of urban legend research * A selected bibliography and reference citations
The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument was developed through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with the author's native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative approach to comparison in anthropology, as well as to nationalism and its possibilities. It was not based on differences but on the way in which perspectives from within the two nationalisms, when seen side-by-side, could present an understanding of their implication in producing the violence of war, racism, and social exclusion. The book has lost none of its importance and urgency as proven by the chapters in the Appendix, written by top scholars working in Sri Lanka and in Australia. These contributions bring together new material and critically explore the book's themes and their continued relevance to the various trajectories in nationalist processes since the first publication of the book.
G.D. Birla, J.R.D. Tata, Walchand Hirachand And Kasturbhai Lalbhai--Four Pioneers Who Were Not Afraid To Think Ahead And Plan Big, At A Time When Indian Industry Had To Compete Fiercely For Market Share Against The Multinationals Of The Day. Together, They Would Lay The Foundations For The Golden Age Of Indian Industry From 1951 To '62. In This Bestselling Book, The Closest Look At These Legends This Far, Gita Piramal Compellingly Brings Alive Their Ambition And Achievement.
Heiße Rugbyspieler, toughe Heldinnen Ash Trenton traut seinen Augen nicht, als plötzlich seine Jugendliebe Camila Morales vor seiner Tür auftaucht. Achtzehn Jahre ist es her, dass die beiden sich zum letzten Mal gegenüberstanden, achtzehn Jahre, seit Ash sich für seine Rugbykarriere entschied und Camila das Herz brach. Diese leitet inzwischen ein Camp für schwererziehbare Jugendliche in Californen und braucht nun dringend Ashs Hilfe: Ihre Einrichtung steht vor dem Ruin und kann nur gerettet werden, wenn ihre Kids den ersten Platz in einem landesweiten Turnier gewinnen. Und wer könnte sie besser coachen als einer der erfolgreichsten Rugbyspieler, die England je gesehen hat? Auch wenn A...
For hundreds of years Westerners have been fascinated by stories of the Assassins, their mysterious leader and their remote mountain stronghold at Alamut in Northern Iran. The legends first emerged in the 12th and 13th centuries, when Crusaders in Syria came into contact with the Nazari Isma'ilis, one of the communities of Shi'ite Islam who, at the behest of their leader Hassan Sabaa (mythologized as the "Old Man of the Mountain"), engaged in dangerous missions to kill their enemies. Elaborated over the years, the tales culminated in Marco Polo's claim that the "Old Man" controlled the behaviour of his self-sacrificing devotees through the use of hashish and a secret garden of paradise. So i...
The book that launched America's urban legend obsession! The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand's first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic. The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must-have for urban legend lovers.