Year Zero


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After two aliens reveal that the whole universe is addicted to humanity's music, has committed gross copyright violations, and is murderously unhappy with the resulting fines and penalties, entertainment lawyer Nick Carter has forty-eight hours to save the planet.

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Author by Robert Reid
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 357
ISBN Number 9780345534415

Year Zero


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Dramatic ComedyCharacters: 3 male, 1 female Vuthy Vichea is sixteen years old, Cambodian American. He loves hip hop and Dungeons and Dragons. He has thick-ass glasses. He is a weird kid in a place where weirdness can be fatal: Long Beach, California. Since his best friend moved and his mother died, the only person he can talk to is a human skull he keeps hidden in a cookie jar. Year Zero is a comedic drama about young Cambodian Americans - about reincarnation, reinvention, and ultimately, redemption. " A] tenderly observed play... These characters are cut from familiar molds, but Mr. Golamco and his appealing cast bring fresh nuances, tempering the earnestness with unassuming charm." -New York Times"A very smart, sweet, honest and uncommonly moving new play... Michael Golamco is a significant new dramatic voice." -Chicago Tribune"A delicate portrait of lost souls attempting to discover their roots and navigate awkward relationships with one another... Incisive, both dramatically and thematically, leading to a haunting and hopeful climax. Critic's Pick " -Backstage

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Author by Michael Golamco
Genre eBook Drama
Read Book 76
ISBN Number 9780573699399

Year Zero


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When he opens an ancient relic, a wealthy artifact collector accidentally unleashes a virulent airborne plague that threatens to annihilate all life on Earth.

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Author by Jeff Long
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 512
ISBN Number 0743406125

Year Zero


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A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia (including China, Korea, Indochina, and the Philippines, and of course Japan) and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it. In human terms, the scale of transformation is almost impossible to imagine. Great cities around the world lay in ruins, their populations decimated, displaced, starving. Harsh revenge was meted out on a wide scale, and the ground was laid for much horror to come. At the same time, in the wake of unspeakable loss, the euphoria of the liberated was extraordinary, and the revelry unprecedented. The postwar years gave rise to the European welfare state, the United Nations, decolonization, Japanese pacifism, and the European Union. Social, cultural, and political “reeducation” was imposed on vanquished by victors on a scale that also had no historical precedent. Much that was done was ill advised, but in hindsight, as Ian Buruma shows us, these efforts were in fact relatively enlightened, humane, and effective. A poignant grace note throughout this history is Buruma’s own father’s story. Seized by the Nazis during the occupation of Holland, he spent much of the war in Berlin as a laborer, and by war’s end was literally hiding in the rubble of a flattened city, having barely managed to survive starvation rations, Allied bombing, and Soviet shock troops when the end came. His journey home and attempted reentry into “normalcy” stand in many ways for his generation’s experience. A work of enormous range and stirring human drama, conjuring both the Asian and European theaters with equal fluency, Year Zero is a book that Ian Buruma is perhaps uniquely positioned to write. It is surely his masterpiece.

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Author by Ian Buruma
Genre eBook History
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9781101638699

Cambodia


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An account of the brutal Cambodian communist revolution of 1975 moves from historical background, through civil war and fratricidal atrocities, to the present-day governmental destructions and defamations

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Author by François Ponchaud
Genre eBook Cambodia
Read Book 212
ISBN Number UOM:39015054019198

Year Zero


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An alien advance party was suddenly nosing around my planet. Worse, they were lawyering up. . . . and In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhikerandrsquo;s Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universeandmdash;and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry. and Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks itandrsquo;s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. and The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanityandrsquo;s music ever since andldquo;Year Zeroandrdquo; (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everythingandmdash;and the aliens are not amused. and Nick Carter has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly, and heandrsquo;s an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: Heandrsquo;s scared of heights. Heandrsquo;s also about to be fired. And he happens to have the same name as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a thing or two about copyright law. And heandrsquo;s packing a couple of other pencil-pushing superpowers that could come in handy. and Soon heandrsquo;s on the run from a sinister parrot and a highly combustible vacuum cleaner. With Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick now has forty-eight hours to save humanity, while hopefully wowing the hot girl who lives down the hall from him. andldquo;Hilarious, provocative, and supersmart,and Year Zeroand is aand brilliant novel to be enjoyed in perpetuity in the known universe and in all unknown universes yet to be discovered.andrdquo;andmdash;John Hodgman, resident expert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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Author by Rob Reid
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 357
ISBN Number 9780345534514

Year Zero


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A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia (including China, Korea, Indochina, and the Philippines, and of course Japan) and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it. In human terms, the scale of transformation is almost impossible to imagine. Great cities around the world lay in ruins, their populations decimated, displaced, starving. Harsh revenge was meted out on a wide scale, and the ground was laid for much horror to come. At the same time, in the wake of unspeakable loss, the euphoria of the liberated was extraordinary, and the revelry unprecedented. The postwar years gave rise to the European welfare state, the United Nations, decolonization, Japanese pacifism, and the European Union. Social, cultural, and political “reeducation” was imposed on vanquished by victors on a scale that also had no historical precedent. Much that was done was ill advised, but in hindsight, as Ian Buruma shows us, these efforts were in fact relatively enlightened, humane, and effective. A poignant grace note throughout this history is Buruma’s own father’s story. Seized by the Nazis during the occupation of Holland, he spent much of the war in Berlin as a laborer, and by war’s end was literally hiding in the rubble of a flattened city, having barely managed to survive starvation rations, Allied bombing, and Soviet shock troops when the end came. His journey home and attempted reentry into “normalcy” stand in many ways for his generation’s experience. A work of enormous range and stirring human drama, conjuring both the Asian and European theaters with equal fluency, Year Zero is a book that Ian Buruma is perhaps uniquely positioned to write. It is surely his masterpiece.

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Author by Ian Buruma
Genre eBook History
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9781101638699

Tokyo Year Zero


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When the bodies of two women, raped and strangled, turn up on the first anniversary of the Japanese surrender in American-occupied Tokyo, Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, haunted by the atrocities of war, searches for the killer, in a historical thriller based on the real-life hunt for a murderer who killed at least ten women in post-war Japan. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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Author by David Peace
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 355
ISBN Number 9780307276506

Photography Year Zero


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Photography Year Zero is a retrospective look at a serious amateur’s first year of photography and image production. It features full-page gallery images, play-by-play post-processing moves, Photoshop project breakdowns, camera settings, and shooting strategies. Balancing out the tech side, the gallery images launch discussions about workflow, the creative process, developing a personal style, the street photographer ethos, and the subjective nuances of modern digital photography as a gateway to artistic self-expression. Ranging from street photography to surrealist/abstract imagery, Photography Year Zero was designed to provide a rich viewing experience on high-resolution display equipped tablets. Swipe through page after page of scalable images, concise technical information, stories, analysis, and thought provoking quotes. Photography Year Zero is organized into 50 unique reflections, spread over nearly 300 pages, that can be enjoyed in any order by photography buffs at every level. HIGHLIGHTS: Stories and perspective. Photography Year Zero is the story of a novice photographer in search of a style. The author collected more than 17,000 exposures over the course of his first year of serious photography. Contemplating the work, basic questions about its nature and meaning kicked off an ongoing investigation of the medium. Using Susan Sontag’s notorious On Photography essays as a springboard, he branched off and took notes while using his own images to illuminate some influential historical insights and ideas about photography and art. More than 120 gallery images. Scalable gallery images occupy their own text-free pages. The first gallery image in every reflection launches the topics; supplemental images provide additional exemplars. More than 150 incidental images. View unprocessed gallery image source exposures, Photoshop project layer renders, images that illustrate insightful quotes and concepts, and more. The majority of images presented throughout the book are accompanied by their associated camera settings. More than 30 screen shots. Lightroom user interface settings are depicted for select images. Photography Year Zero is a beginner’s year-long running commentary on all things photography – gear, subjects, workflow, history, and philosophy. It will inspire the beginner and motivate the pro, and all readers will certainly identify with the dedicated photographer’s path that runs cover-to-cover throughout its nearly 300 pages of images and text.

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Author by Mike Scheibinger
Genre eBook Photography
Read Book 298
ISBN Number 9780986325106

The X Files Year Zero 1


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When a blue-collar worker from New Jersey passes prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious ''Mr. Zero,'' Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entity that contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s. This similarly named ''Mr. Xero'' pointed the FBI toward many unusual cases, leading to the establishment of ''the X-Files''!

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Author by Karl Kesel
Genre eBook Comics & Graphic Novels
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ISBN Number PKEY:MAY140528