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Wellington's Scum

Wellington's Scum

*Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Today, the British Army is one of the most powerful fighting forces in the world. Its highly trained professional soldiers are equipped with the most advanced military technology ever made. Its international interventions, while controversial both at home and abroad, are carried out with incredible professionalism and little loss of life among British servicemen and servicewomen. Naturally, the history and traditions behind this army are also impressive. Britain has not been successfully invaded in centuries. Its soldiers once created and defended a global empire, and during the Second World War, it was one of the leading nations standing against the brutal Axis forces, leading the way in the greatest seaborne invasion in military history. But it was not always like this. For most of its history, Britain was a patchwork of competing nations. England, the largest of its constituent countries, was often relatively weak as a land power compared with its European neighbors. Moreover, Britain's armies, like those of the other European powers, were neither professional nor standing armies for hundreds of years. The 18th century was a tumultuous period for the British army, one often overlooked in popular accounts of British history. It began with the formal unification of Britain-a period of great success for the nation's armies-led by one of Britain's greatest generals, the Duke of Marlborough. This was followed by a period of global activity and military reform as the British Empire expanded. Though naval power played a greater part in this success, it led to new obligations and challenges for the army. Even as the empire soared to new heights, the 18th century was one that was initially marked by triumph but ended in failure and decline. The late 1770s and early 1780s brought about a disastrous war for control of the American colonies, during which the British Army was ultimately de...
143 kr.inkl. fragt
113 kr
Saxo DK
Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown

Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, this new novel is a thrilling follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. It's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy's worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul. Praise for Lockdown "Schreiber . . . was a great choice for this novel, imbuing the story with a dark, foreboding tone while never quite stepping into the horror territories that Death Troopers and Red Harvest took us."-Jedi News "Fans of the dark side should rejoice. Lockdown delivers a can't-put-this-down tale of scum and villainy."-Club Jade "[Lockdown is] an action-packed ride that spins one entertaining chapter after another. The multiple layers of story keeps readers guessing what will happen next and just who will live and who will die. . . . It certainly adds to the character of Darth Maul while matching [Darth] Plagueis's complexity with sheer fun. . . . Five out of five metal bikinis."-Roqoo Depot "Somehow, Schreiber is able to skate the line between hard-hitting prison story and the adventure and excitement I love from Star Wars in a way that doesn't betra...
110 kr.inkl. fragt
80 kr
Saxo DK
The Rogue Hypnotist

The Rogue Hypnotist

The gavel hit the block and his mind went silent. Mark s soul folded up small: once, twice, and once more. Until his senses were withdrawn from the reality and the numbness in his head made a dream-time of the external world. His mother s cries echoing in the courtroom. But it couldn't be real, could it? A violent thrust and he fell into a cage. A heavy door closing behind. The sound of the starting engine. Bang The gavel against the block now was no more than a resonance in his head. He lost the game. It was over. From mindless delinquent to mindful hypnotist, Mark Anthony s story take us from the criminal world of Southeast London, through many trials and tribulations to a successful career as one of Australia's most sought after Hypnotists. A roller-coaster of family violence, children's home, expelled and suspended from schools, child abuse, drugs, crime and loss of freedom in the form of time behind bars; cancer, bankrupt, divorce and false accusations, brother of a murderer, and the power of a man s mind driving his way out to a brighter life of love and success. Mark s incredible story goes beyond anything told before: a real emerging phoenix. Fatherless, poor, beaten, abused, arrested, belted, threatened, on the verge of death...Mark s childhood and adolescence elapsed like the worst of nightmares. The brother of a murderer, he lost four friends to heroin and was employed by an underworld figure. Treated like scum but trusting there was a way out, it was when the game seemed lost, behind bars, that Mark decided to change his life. It was an arduous path, rich in disappointments and great mistakes, albeit Mark s life tells us that nothing is fatal and never everything is lost. An inspirational but raw story showing us that, no matter where we are at, there is always a way up if we put our mind to it, "It's all about the choices we make."
199 kr.inkl. fragt
169 kr
Saxo DK
Images of Incarceration: Representations of Prison in Film and Television Drama

Images of Incarceration: Representations...

Images of Incarceration focuses on fictional portrayals of prison and prisoners to demonstrate how they are depicted in the cinema and on TV, featuring films such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Birdman of Alcatraz, Scum, McVicar, Brubaker, Cool Hand Luke, Made in Britain and Greenfingers as well as TV dramas like Porridge , Bad Girls , Buried and Oz. The book is part of the Prison Film Project sponsored by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation under its Rethinking Crime and Punishment initiative. It compares fictional representations with 'actual existing reality' to provide insights into how screen images affect understanding of complex social and penal issues: 'Is prison really as represented on screen, harsher, softer or different?'; 'Do viewers separate fact from fiction?'; and 'What might films tell us about the experiences of prisoners and whether prison reduces crime and protects victims?' As authors David Wilson and Sean O'Sullivan explain, prison may be violent and de-humanising but it makes for gripping drama and human interest.Most people know little about what really happens inside prison, so that as prison numbers in the UK and USA escalate as never before, the 'prison film' and 'TV prison drama' can have a significant influence on popular culture and attitudes towards penal reform. Informative, educational and illuminating, Images of Incarceration will be of value to anyone interested in the effect of screen representations on the democratic process, and in particular to people concerned with criminal justice, penal affairs, penal reform, sociology and the media. Reviews 'Fascinating for anyone who has even a passing interest in penal matters or film': Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Author David Wilson is professor of criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research at the University of Central England in Birmingham. A former prison governor, he is editor of the Howard Journal and a well-known author, broadcaster and presenter for T...
192 kr.inkl. fragt
167 kr
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