John Polly enters Shanghai in 1948 on a muggy, velvet evening, just in time for the Communist takeover of China. It marks only his fourth month in America's newly formed Central Intelligence Agency. Over the next two decades, Polly will become The White Mandarin, a double agent buried so deep within the inner circle of the People's Republic as to shape the futures of both that nation and his own. Dan Sherman's intricate, superbly crafted spy thriller follows Polly as he walks a dangerous tightrope of intrigue and suspense. As China rebuilds itself, Polly attempts to start a family in the intersection between the American intelligence system and the Asian drug trade. Can Polly keep his wife and daughter safe? Can he keep track of the shifting stories and changing allegiances in the CIA? Will his emotion get in the way of his mission? Only pages into this stunning novel, listeners will easily understand why Sherman has earned comparison to the great John le Carré and Graham Greene. It is both a story of very personal love and loss and an insightful history of China between the rise of Chairman Mao and the 1972 visit by President Nixon. Anyone looking to understand the China of yesterday and today - its power, its flaws, its beauty - need look no further than The White Mandarin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Backman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023218/bk_adbl_023218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frances Burney (1752-1840), author Evelina and other novels, was an active diarist and correspondent with a wide circle of relatives and friends throughout her adult life. Her journals and letters are an important source of information about English social life from 1768 to 1838. In the years 1786-91, she served Queen Charlotte as Keeper of the Robes, acquiring a detailed knowledge of the events and people in the court of King George III. This volume is therecord of one of those years, 1789, a year in which the King recovered from his madness, the Court took a leisurely tour through the southwest counties of England, and Burney was disappointed in love by the romantic (if sometimes melancholy) Vice-Chamberlain of the Queen, Colonel Stephen Digby. To her sisterSusannah Phillips, Burney confided her most secret hopes and reservations, subjecting herself to a rigorous examination as she sought to balance prudence with feeling. Fatigued by her service to the Queen and distressed by the inscrutable moodiness of Colonel Digby, Burney lived through and recorded the details of one of the most memorable years of the national life of Great Britain.This volume is the fifth of six volumes that will present in their entirety Frances Burney's journals and letters from July 1786, when she assumed the position of Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte, to her resignation in July 1791. Burney's later journals have been edited as The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame d'Arblay), 1791-1840 (12 vols., 1972-84). Her earlier journals have been edited as The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (4 vols. to date,1988- ). The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney continues the modern editing of Burney's surviving journals and letters, from 1768 until her death in 1840.This volume includes all of her journals, diaries, and letters from the momentous year 1789, the year in which the King recovered from his madness, the Court toured the southwestern counties of England, and Burney endured a frustrating romance with the Queen's Vice-Chamberlain. The text is a full and accurate edition of Burney's manuscripts held at the New York Public Library and the British Library.
Aboriginal cultural tourism in Canada has had the potential to help preserve tradition, strengthen identity, create economic opportunities and introduce non-native people to native culture. Alternately, it might have reinforced stereotypes and pushed indigenous people to fabricate experiences to meet tourists expectations. Woodland Cultural Centre, established in Brantford, Ont., in 1972 on Six Nations land and Xá:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre, opened in 1992 outside Mission, B.C. are two examples examined in this book. NK MIP Desert Cultural Centre, in the Okanagan, B.C., and Great Spirit Circle Trail in the Manitoulin region of Ontario have also been studied. The questions asked were: Do aboriginal cultural tourism s strengths outweigh its weaknesses? Can these initiatives benefit communities? Can they benefit Canada? As the travel industry continues to grow, this analysis should be helpful to aboriginal groups involved in tourism, managers of government tourism funding programs and anyone interested in sustainable tourism projects run by indigenous peoples.
This book examines the development of the concept of minority in the plays of Tennessee Williams, as it transforms from minority as the identity of a certain group in his early plays, into an experience of marginality. In The Glass Menagerie (1945), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Suddenly Last Summer (1958) Williams' characters experience self-confinement within the body, which categorises them as identifiable minorities. Three versions of The Night of the Iguana will be pivotal in this book, the 1961 three-act version of Iguana finds the 'interior space' of the characters' confinement in conflict with 'the exterior space'. In Williams' later plays, including Kingdom of Earth (1968), In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (1969) and Small Craft Warnings (1972), the concept of marginality becomes more abstract, in regards to the characters' interaction with one another to create a space of liberation. The book defines this space as 'the circle of 'one-ness' which is formed between two marginalized characters who come together in order to be liberated from their own confinement. Over the course of these plays Williams widens this dramatic circle to operate on a collective level of unity.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Zachary Ansley is a Canadian actor born on January 21, 1972 in Vancouver, Canada. He has been acting professionally since he was eleven years old. He was the winner of the first YTV Acting Award (1989). A graduate of Circle in the Square Acting School, New York, after graduation he acted with Willow Cabin Theatre, New York, before returning to Vancouver to resume his film and television career. As a teenager, he was honored with a Genie nomination.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sniper and Other Love Songs is the second studio album by the American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, released in 1972. The album's title song is a vaguely fictionalised account of Charles Whitman's shootings from the University of Texas at Austin Main Building clocktower in August 1966. In 2004 it was released as a double CD package with "Heads and Tales" featuring several previously unreleased out-takes. The song "Circle" was a major hit for The New Seekers and became known as the Chapin Anthem. "Sunday Morning Sunshine" did manage to crack the Billboard Hot 100. A live version of "Better Place To Be" charted in 1976.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ufton Fields is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and nature reserve in Warwickshire, England. It is situated on the A425 close to the village of Ufton, between Southam and Leamington Spa. The reserve is owned by Warwickshire County Council and is administered and run by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. It covers an area of 77 acres. The site was originally agricultural, but in the 1950s had a change of use to quarrying, when Portland Cement (later Blue Circle Cement) began extracting limestone for use in cement making. After quarrying ceased, the site was handed over to Warwickshire County Council in 1972. It became a Local Nature Reserve before gaining SSSI status in 1981.