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• Author :_Michael Finkel
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0062436465
• ISBN-13 :_9780062436467

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• Description : Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo–who has taken on Finkel's identity–his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel's relentless pursuit of the shocking truth. [...] by Publisher : 'HarperCollins'

• Author :_Michael Finkel
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1101875690
• ISBN-13 :_9781101875698

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• Description : Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York Times bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded. [...] by Publisher : 'Vintage'

• Author :_Michael Finkel
• Pages :_210 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781592280322
• ISBN-13 :_1592280323

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• Description : Boldly going where few others have gone before, Michael Finkel has spent a dozen winters journeying across six continents in order to write about the wonders and eccentricities of the world's snowy regions. In this collection of his finest work-part seat-of-the-pants adventure, part cultural exploration, and peppered throughout with humor and insight-Finkel takes the reader from the underside of an avalanche to the summit of Kilimanjaro. He partners with a gang of Kazak herdsmen in the remote peaks of China; he launches down the slopes of Iran as he learns about the Ayatollahs' Byzantine skiing rules; he goes through the torturous Marine Corps mountain warfare training; and he takes on New York City on cross-country skis. With rare skill and insight, Finkel vividly recreates the thrill of flying off an Olympic ski jump in Lake Placid, the excitement of gliding through virgin snows on a remote Alaskan peak, and the exhilaration of taking off into the unexplored mountains of interior Greenland. In turn, ALPINE CIRCUS becomes the adventurous ride of a lifetime, a tour through a unique world with a unique guide that is sure to thrill both armchair travelers and Arctic explorers. [...] by Publisher : 'Lyons Press'

• Author :_Michael Finkel, David A. Robinson
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_OCLC:847465321

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• Author :_David Finkel
• Pages :_356 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_038568097X
• ISBN-13 :_9780385680974

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• Description : No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, Finkel shadowed the men of the US 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Baghdad as they carried out the grueling fifteen-month "surge" that changed them all forever. Now Finkel has followed many of the same men as they've returned home and struggled to reintegrate - both into their family lives and into society at large. In the ironically titled Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion not just about the soldiers but about their wives and children. Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming? Is it reasonable, or even possible, to expect them to rejoin their communities as if nothing has happened? And in moments of hardship, who can soldiers turn to if they feel alienated by the world they once lived in? These are the questions Finkel faces as he revisits the brave but shaken men of the 2-16. More than a work of journalism, Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding -- shocking but always riveting, unflinching but deeply humane, it takes us inside the heads of those who must live the rest of their lives with the realities of war. [...] by Publisher : 'Bond Street Books'

• Author :_Bree Trager
• Pages :_36 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1457559870
• ISBN-13 :_9781457559877

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• Description : The Adventures of Grumpy Tortuga serves as a reminder for both children and adults that life is more colorful outside of your comfort zone. With a friend by his side, Grumpy Tortuga is able to embrace his fears and test himself in gentle ways. Watch the colors unfold in this adventurous story as the black and white images find color with every turn of the page. Follow his adventures on Facebook and Instagram @grumpytortugaadventures [...] by Publisher : 'Dog Ear Publishing'

• Author :_Michael Finkel, Johannes Barth, Peter Grathwohl
• Pages :_99 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1843393727
• ISBN-13 :_9781843393726

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• Description : "Developed from an integrated project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Programme ..."--P. [4] of cover. [...] by Publisher : 'IWA Publishing'

• Author :_Stephen Glass
• Pages :_342 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0743227123
• ISBN-13 :_9780743227124

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• Description : An explosive new novel, inspired by real-life events, offers a provocative, controversial journey inside the world of big-business media. 75,000 first printing. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Irving L. Finkel, Michael J. Seymour
• Pages :_96 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780714111711
• ISBN-13 :_0714111716

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• Description : A strikingly-illustrated short introduction to Babylon, a powerful and sophisticated ancient city and the home of the fabled Hanging Gardens of Nebuchadnezzar, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Over the centuries Babylon was lost to view, and survived only in a rich and bizarre set of half-fantastical stories and traditions, until painstaking archaeological work uncovered the real city once more. The city of Babylon flourished for nearly 2,000 years on the River Euphrates in what is now central Iraq. After its conquest by the Persians in 539 BC it slowly faded from prominence and over time was lost from the historical record almost completely. One of the greatest cities of the ancient world lived on only in popular belief and legend. Amalgamating fact and fantasy, stories about the city and the kings of Babylon survived through the Middle Ages into modern times and were the inspiration for many pieces of art and literature in Europe between the 17th and 19th centuries. The Tower of Babel the Madness of Nebuchadnezzar the Writing on the Wall the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Daniel in the Lions Den - such stories and images grew famous over the years, while the city itself became little more than a name. However, the real city and its kings have re-emerged into the light thanks to the endeavours of many scholars and archaeologists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today we can visualise a splendid city of massive walls (once counted among the Seven Wonders of the World), towering pyramid-shaped temples, vast royal palaces and gardens, and monumental gateways. Festivals and processions dedicated to the gods passed along streets lined with colourful glazed-brick reliefs of lions and mythical beasts. The glory of Babylon was expressed not only in physical buildings but also in the learning and scholarship of the city. Babylonian achievements in mathematics, astronomy and medicine had far-reaching effects on the Classical world and even on our own times we get our sixty-minute hours from Babylonia. This city of real wonders is brought back to life in these colourful pages. [...] by Publisher : ''

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