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11/08/09
Subprime Nation
Filed under: New Titles 新书
Posted by: Big Apple @ 3:20 am

社科 政治学 国际关系 经济学
SUBPRIME NATION: AMERICAN POWER, GLOBAL CAPITAL, AND THE HOUSING BUBBLE 
中文书名(仅供参考):次級國家
by HERMAN M. SCHWARTZ

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【關於此書】

美國過去20年來的成長大量依賴國內房地產市場,房貸將國際資金引進美國市場,為了獲取更高獲利,所採取的寬鬆審核制度,造成08年以來的金融危機,對經濟成長造成重大影響。而美國向來以龐大的經濟力在世界各國橫行,在美國經濟危機之後,長期專注政治與經濟的Schwartz教授認為美國本土的房貸問題將不僅對美國經濟持續造成影響,對於美國在國際經濟與政治的地位與未來都將有重大而深遠的影響,例如美元作為國際通用貨幣的地位岌岌可危,美國在世界的霸權地位也已動搖。

【關於作者】

Herman M. Schwartz維吉尼亞大學政治學教授。曾出版《States vs. Markets: The Emergence of a Global Economy(簡體已出版)與《In the Dominions of Debt》。

 

Review
This stunning book is undoubtedly one of the most important and innovatory studies of American power.”–Ronen Palan,University of Birmingham

Subprime Nation makes it clear why we need the field of International Political Economy. Only someone with Herman M. Schwartz’s breadth of historical knowledge and familiarity with the intricacies of international financial flows and the contextually specific motivations of political leaders in a dozen countries could have developed such a convincing explanation of the current global economic crisis. Ultimately, it is a story about power: about power that United States (perhaps unexpectedly) held until 2008, and about the power of those, around the world, who benefited from the peculiar global economy of the 1990s, and who, Schwartz worries, may not be willing to give up their advantages that must be given up for the crisis to end.”–Craig N. Murphy, M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations, Wellesley College

 

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08/01/09
SHELL SHOCKED: HOW TO INVEST AFTER THE COLLAPSE
Filed under: New Titles 新书
Posted by: Big Apple @ 11:36 am

商业 职业发展
SHELL SHOCKED: HOW TO INVEST AFTER THE COLLAPSE

封面暂缺 by JOHN R. STEPHENSON

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WHEN ANGELS REST
Filed under: New Titles 新书
Posted by: Big Apple @ 11:24 am
 大苹果重要作家推荐  

文学 小说类 亚马逊评级: 亚马逊评级

WHEN ANGELS REST 
中文书名(仅供参考): 栖息天使
by DONALD HARINGTON
 
DONALD HARINGTON是美国当代著名作家被誉为美国的乔叟
一个未被发现的大陆级别的重要作家 畅销书作家Fred Chappel评价
美国最伟大的隐匿作家。来自娱乐周刊Entertainment Weekly”
2003年获得了the Robert Penn Warren Award ,
1987年获得了the Porter Prize ,
1998年在Lyon College学院获得了the Heasley Prize,
并于1999年被加入Arkansas作家荣誉席位,同年获得了the Arkansas Fiction Award奖。
2006年获得Oxford America’s lifetime Achievement Award奖。
 

第一次看到这个作家的作品,很为感动,作者的写作手法高明,可与乔叟一比。更令人敬佩的是,作者是位双耳失聪的人,能把书中各种声音,人物心理等写得如此传神,实在难得。

 

此书是DONALD HARINGTON的第十本精彩小说,讲诉了世界二战时期,村里大部分成年男子都去参军了,留下的只有妇女老人和孩子,主人公是一个十二岁的男孩叫 “Dawny”,住在一个偏僻而落后的村庄叫“Stay More”。男孩在村里惟一的学校读书,里面有十来个孩子,他们被分成两派,“联盟军”和“轴心国 ”。小说的前半部分是以孩子们之间的打闹为中枢,描写了男孩在自己的兴趣推动下自己制作起了一份村里惟一的报纸—The Stay Morning Sta报,从而凸显出男孩对生活的热情,对新事物,对异性的好奇。后来孩子间的矛盾升华,大人的介入,才结束了他们间的分派打闹。小说后半部分里,军队演习改变了原本村庄的生活,此后,种种事件,启发男孩对生活,对战争,对爱情有了新的认识。

本书是一本很富有想像力的小说。写法特别,可以看出作者是个讲故事的高手。

 
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07/25/09
THE FURNACE SERIES by Alexander Gordon Smith
Filed under: New Titles 新书, Daily Books 每日书讯
Posted by: Big Apple @ 5:34 am

絕無僅有大逃亡!刺激!驚險!更多令人無法想像的場景!

比電玩遊戲「監獄大亨」更有看頭!

  THE FURNACE SERIES 

BY ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH


作者简介

Alexander Gordon Smith生於1979年,在六歲那年已經完成第一則故事,畢業於英國東英格蘭大學英文系University of East Anglia也成經營所屬的詩集出版社。目前居住英國諾福克(Norfolk, England)

Alexander Gordon Smith was born in 1979 and began to write his first stories at the age of six. After leaving school he studied English literature at the University of East Anglia where he set up a small poetry press called Egg Box Publishing (where he promotes and builds talented new writers and poets). He lives in Norfolk, England. http://www.alexandergordonsmith.com.

 

FURNACE: LOCKDOWN

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中文概要

此書絕對比電玩遊戲「監獄大亨」更有看頭!

總之如果不想盡辦法逃亡,唯一下場就只有死!
「熔爐」Furnace - 不僅僅是一個青少年觀護所,也是世界上最危險的監獄。它被建造在地球最深層的地方,不見天日,出口和入口只有一個,不過往往進去後就沒有人在出來過。因為在這死是唯一妳不用擔心的事!十三歲的Alex Sawyer因被控告謀殺被送進去,但究竟是什麼原因,在這法律制裁的背後讓他似乎沒有挽回的餘地,不過他相信正義最終會在他這邊,而他一定能逃離這如地獄般的處境,當他和同伴Zed在找尋出入的同時,也漸漸發覺這掩藏這監獄後可怕的秘密……

Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace.

’They framed me for murder, condemned me to life in Furnace with its punishments and pain. I’ve got to get out of here. If I don’t, it could be me the Wheezers come for. Me who’s dragged screaming from my cell. Me who’s brought back scarred, twisted and hungry for blood.’


It is the near future and thirteen-year-old Alex is sent to Furnace Penitentiary - the toughest prison in the world for young offenders. Rowdy inmates and sadistic guards are the least of Alex’s problems here. In a desperate bid for freedom Alex and his friend Zed discover a horrifying truth behind Furnace . . . This is the first terrifying and surprising book in a series of three about Furnace.

FURNACE: SOLITARY

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中文概要

在熔炉这所监狱中,死亡随时都可能降临在你的身上。逃离,仅仅只是一个开端假设你已经成功逃离并获得自由,但有一点你必须了解:这里是没有任何出口的。因此,唯一的路是向监狱的更深处前进。监狱的最深处是单独监禁带,那里才是噩梦所在的地方,监狱长,喘息声,以及更可怕地东西都聚集在那里。时间在一分一秒的流逝,如果你没能及时的逃脱,那么他们便会把你变成和他们一样的怪胎,并永久的留在熔炉中……而在这个黑暗的旋涡中,所有可怕地噩梦都会一点一点变为现实……

Furnace Prison - Where death is the least of your worries. Escape is just the beginning…We thought we’d made it, we thought we were free. But we should have known there was no way out of Furnace. All we did was slip deeper into the guts of the prison: into solitary confinement, where the real nightmares live - the warden, the Wheezers, and something much, much worse. The clock’s ticking. Because if we don’t escape soon they will turn us into freaks - like them. Forever. In the darkness of the hole your worst nightmares come to life.

此系列目前規劃推出三集,Faber & Faber計畫今年四月推出第二集Furnace: Solitary,明年春季推出第三集Furnace: Death Sentence
系列網站:
http://www.escapefromfurnace.com/
Youtube
影片網站:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78l5S_Ro-TI

 

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06/30/09
Michael Jackson 1958-2009
Filed under: New Titles 新书
Posted by: Big Apple @ 3:56 am

R.I.P. Michael Jackson 1958-2009

流行樂壇天王的傳奇一生–

 传记类 传记
MICHAEL JACKSON KING OF POP: 1958-2009 
中文书名(仅供参考):
麥可.傑克森—舉世無雙的一生
by EMILY HERBERT

 

 传记类 自传 回忆录
MICHAEL JACKSON CONSPIRACY 
中文书名(仅供参考): 迈克尔杰克逊的阴谋
by APHRODITE JONES & TOM MESEREAU
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 传记类 传记
MICHAEL JACKSON: LEGEND: 1958-2009
by CHAS NEWKEY-BURDEN
简体版权:已有出版社报价,正在交易中…
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史無前例! 美國時代雜誌八月份緊急推出MICHAEL JACKSON紀念專書!

 传记类 传记
MICHAEL JACKSON: THE LIFE OF A LEGEND 
by MICHAEL HEATLEY

 

 

 传记
LIFE COMMEMORATIVE: MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009
by EDITORS OF LIFE MAGAZINE
重点详细书迅
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06/29/09
Newest Title: U.S. Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Memoir
Filed under: New Titles 新书, Recent Press 新公告
Posted by: Big Apple @ 9:34 am

大苹果代理最新书讯!

 

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY
TO PUBLISH MEMOIR WITH THRESHOLD EDITIONS

 

 

NEW YORK, June 24, 2009 — Former Vice President Dick Cheney will publish his much-anticipated memoir with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Threshold Editions has acquired all world, serial, and electronic rights to the book, which will also be published as an audio book from Simon & Schuster Audio. Publication of the yet-to-be-titled work is expected in Spring 2011.  Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy and Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated the agreement for the memoir. 

 

Few Americans alive today can match the breadth of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s service as a statesman, policymaker, and politician.  The former Vice President will collaborate with his daughter Liz Cheney, attorney and former State Department senior official, to offer his reflections on world affairs, American politics and campaigns, conservative ideology, and the critical events of our era.
 
“It has been a tremendous privilege to serve during some of the most interesting and challenging times, as well as with some of the most fascinating people, in American history,” said former Vice President Cheney.  “I look forward to writing about these experiences for the first time.”


“For more than forty years, Dick Cheney served at the highest levels of government, and in sharing his unique perspective on the events he witnessed, it will become apparent to the reader why he was given positions of great responsibility by four different presidents,” said Carolyn Reidy.  “His memoir will reveal not only his legendary grasp of the major issues we have faced and his command of the details of policy and politics, but also his abiding passion for our country.  It promises to be a work of paramount interest no matter where you stand in the political spectrum.”        

Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Threshold Editions, added, “I am thrilled Threshold will be publishing former Vice President Cheney’s book.  We think his candid account of his many years of service to the country, much of it during the most pivotal events of our times, will be mandatory reading for anyone interested in recent history.”   Threshold’s Editor in Chief, Mary Matalin, a former White House and Cheney advisor, noted, “the Cheney memoir will be the most important and unique political and policy treatise in a generation.”


Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com

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06/12/09
CHUCK WHEELER作品推荐
Filed under: New Titles 新书, Daily Books 每日书讯
Posted by: Big Apple @ 8:33 am

CHUCK WHEELER作品推荐

作者简介

 

CHUCK WHEELER是美国人,但在中国成家立业。他的中文名字叫庄道白,取自道家学派代表人物庄子,未知领域道教和被作者带来很多创作灵感的伟大诗人李白。

 

THE STORYBEARER: IN THE REALM OF THE FLOWER PHOENIX 

封面暂缺
重点详细书迅

 

SPLENDID DUST 

封面暂缺
重点详细书迅

 

 

BUTTERFLY DREAMS:THREE TALES 

封面暂缺 中文书名(仅供参考):
蝶梦
重点详细书迅

 

 

EVERYDAY CHINA:AN ENTERTAINING LOOK AT DAILY LIFE IN CHINA 

封面暂缺
重点详细书迅

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06/06/09
MAGNUM AND CONNEXIONS
Filed under: New Titles 新书
Posted by: Big Apple @ 8:20 am

 世界野生生物基金会50周年庆隆重推出

 
书名: MAGNUM AND CONNEXIONS纪念WWF五十周年庆 

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世界野生生物基金会50周年庆隆重推出

WWF的珍贵档案加上Magnum的精美图片让此书成为珍藏版,是一本不可多得的好书,具有重要的纪念意义!

本书是为了纪念世界野生生物基金会创立50周年而发行的纪念手册。全书共320页,前64页是由历史学家Alexis Schwarzenbach撰写的有关WWF的历史,这一部分包含了收录于WWF的全球珍藏档案和图片。接下来的240页图文并茂,包含了 Magnum(马格南图片社)的图片和来自领袖﹑科学家﹑环保学者﹑艺术家和爱好者们的供稿

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12/09/08
INSIDE THE KINGDOM 《内部领域》 by ROBERT LACEY
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Posted by: Big Apple @ 3:58 pm

INSIDE THE KINGDOM
《内部领域》
by ROBERT LACEY

继沙特当局禁止畅销作家Robert Lacey 1981年创作的《THE KINGDOM》出版。25年后,作者借助“9.11”事件后续影响:沙特阿拉伯对西方国家实行开放的新政策。Lacey再度踏上了利雅得——神秘但时局动荡的国土。
近一个世纪,沙特阿拉伯社会中紧张的局势愈演愈烈。从1979年首次大清真寺的围攻演变到近年来轰动全球的“9.11”事件。此类长期不断的纷争,不仅对沙特阿拉伯的内政造成影响,也牵扯到美国社会的发展……
另一方面,当今社会舆论所关注的焦点均是围绕石油升值、东西方国家的国力差距、逊尼与什叶派穆斯林之间的冲突等诸如此类的热点问题。

可又有多少人知道这些对全球格局发展起至关重要作用的事件已演变到何种程度?它们所导致的国内紧张局势得到缓和了吗?

作者用独一无二的方式与智慧就上述问题对社会各阶层人士进行访问,将他们的谈话全部收入书中。丰富多彩、情节生动的故事内容,把许多非同寻常、具有代表性的个人传记搬上舞台,也为读者提供了一次走进富有神秘色彩的沙漠国家的机会。影射出受当今世界多元化政治的严峻考验,从而孕育出一系列无休止的激烈冲突和其发展进程中接踵而来的需求!

(ZY)

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AMERICAN ADULTERER 《美国情夫》by JED MERCURIO
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Posted by: Big Apple @ 3:57 pm

AMERICAN ADULTERER
《美国情夫》
by JED MERCURIO

多数玩弄女性的男人其成功的秘诀在于慎重选择情妇,适当回应她们的诱惑,面对自己的妻子和心怀嫉妒的竞争对手时,就要用惊人的努力来隐瞒他的情事。

本书的主人公是身为人父并拥有高层职位的美国公民。和上述的好色之徒相比,又显得有些特别,他正是美国第35届总统John Fitzgerald Kennedy。

JFK曾说过倘若他三天不碰女人,就会头痛欲裂的让人印象深刻的话语。作者从这位总统含有挑逗性的性生活细节描述中得到了灵感,想象一幅Kennedy与各种身份的女性,从妓女到白宫里的女性员工,发生暧昧关系的亲密景象,包括他和一名19岁的实习女生约会。

尽管如此,Jed从未丑化玷污过这位伟人。他生动的叙述了不但被背痛折磨,还要忍受无休无止的激素和消化疾病的主人公。此外,他必须克服总统这个高效能职位所带来的持续不断的压力,投身于美国理想主义世界的建设。但Kennedy的每件情事都把他推向更深的黑暗。他一直害怕失去他致爱的妻儿和辛苦建立起来的事业。作者向这个品德高尚又身不由己的男人致以最深刻的同情!
同时,本书也提出一个富含争论性的问题,社会关注的焦点总是高级官员的私生活,从而忽视了一夫一妻制、和谐婚姻这些传统的家庭价值观念。(ZY)

前一部小说ASCENT的书评

“一部高水平发挥,充满想象,经过精心构造的作品。Mercurio善用叠字法,将独特的描述蕴涵在表达直接但文风优雅的行文中,低调深沉又令人难忘。”——The Guardian

“从未读过如此印象深刻的佳作,让人铭记在心!”——The Daily Telegraph

“Mercurio是一位计算精确的‘武装’大师,有使人眼前一亮的敏锐目光。巧妙地用无形力量创造出这部耐人寻味、意义深刻的作品,震撼心灵!”——Observer

“一部过目难忘的优秀作品!反映人与‘机器’相互间的角色转换,透着一股冷暴力。作者用带有少年理想主义色彩的笔锋刻画迷失在广阔宇宙中变得脆弱不堪的他们。”——The Sunday Herald  
   

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