Mussolini

His Part in My Downfall

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8475

Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times A voice is calling across the land, 'Bombardier Milligan.' 'Bombadier Milligan is dead,' I replied in a disguised voice. The voice replied, 'Then he's going to miss his breakfast.' The fourth volume of Spike Milligan's legendary account of his time in the army during World War Two begins as he and his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 ('The ship touched the beach very gently, so gently I suspect it's not insured'). After a bout of Sandfly Fever, from which he soon recovers ('I'm ready to be killed again'), our plucky hero is piddled on by a farm dog ('Mussolini's revenge?') before forging his way inland towards the enemy and the sound of guns ('We're getting near civilisation'), where matters suddenly take a dark turn ('I was not really me any more') ... 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal' Terry Wogan 'A totally original comedy writer' Michael Palin 'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense' Guardian Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

John Thomas & Lady Jane

Roman : die zweite und längste Fassung von “Lady Chatterly”

Author: David H. Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257210309

Category:

Page: 498

View: 3632

Memoiren des einflussreichsten DJs der Welt

Author: John Peel,Sheila Ravenscroft

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3954030799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 558

View: 7022

John Peel ist der liebe Gott eines musikalischen Universums, das er eigenhändig geschaffen hat. Seine obsessive Suche nach dem Neuen in der Musik und seine Abneigung gegen Mittelmaß und Mainstream machten den Briten zum einflussreichsten DJ der Musikgeschichte. Mit seinen BBC-Sendungen, die weltweit zu hören waren, prägte er vierzig Jahre lang Musikfans und Musiker. Unzählige Bands haben ihm ihren Erfolg zu verdanken, ganze Genres wie Punk, Rap, Techno oder Hiphop hätten ohne ihn ein anderes Gesicht. Die Liste von Musikern, die er bekannt machte, ist endlos. Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Grateful Dead, The Smiths und The White Stripes sind nur einige Namen. Während der Arbeit an seiner Autobiografie, für die der englische Verlag über zwei Millionen Euro hinblätterte, starb John Peel unerwartet an einem Herzinfarkt. Seine Frau, die er liebevoll »The Pig« nannte, schrieb das Buch zu Ende.

100 Must-read Books for Men

Author: Stephen E. Andrews,Duncan Bowis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813604X

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 8765

What do men like to read? This latest title in the successful 100 Must-read series provides a rich crop of selected reads of eternal fascination to men everywhere. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 recommended, there is something for everyone, from the macho to the sentimental, sex, drugs and rock and roll, old age, childhood, power, seduction, courage and adventure. Written by two experienced male booksellers and writers, the selection draws from a wide range of genres: crime, thrillers, cult classics, classics, biography and non-fiction. Deftly researched with the male audience in mind, this book is an enabling tool for extending your range of reading. A lengthy introduction examines mens attitudes to reading, the differences between male and female reading tastes, the varying ways in which the sexes use/respond to language and how this is reflected in their choices of reading matter. Books featured include: Crash by J. G. Ballard, Junkie by William S. Burroughs, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, The Book of Dave by Will Self, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese

Author: Steven H. Gale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824059903

Category: History

Page: 1307

View: 9222

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima

Historians and the Second World War, 1945-1990

Author: Richard J. B. Bosworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134838298

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 2519

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

24 Stunden

wie die globale Wirtschaft funktioniert

Author: Daniel Altman

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593384108

Category:

Page: 270

View: 6190

In der Einsamkeit der Hügel

Roman

Author: Lillian Beckwith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423252287

Category: Hebriden - Landleben - Belletristische Darstellung

Page: 381

View: 2092

Een lerares zegt haar baan op en begint een nieuw leven op de Hebriden.

Milligan's War

The Selected War Memoirs of Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 424

View: 7553

Milligan's War is the one-volume selected edition of Spike Milligan's war memoirs, published to celebrate the seventieth birthday of Britain's funniest old soldier on 16 April 1988. Adolf Hitler, Monty, Mussolini, Rommel (who?) - all played their modest parts in the Second World War and the shaping of human destiny, but we all know where the real action was... Milligan's war documents in words and pictures. The most scurrilous, bizarre and certainly the most hilarious military career embarked upon by any bombardier of the 56th heavy regiment, royal artillery, ever. 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Memoiren des Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991255

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1041

»Trotz all meiner Anstrengungen waren zwei Stunden vergangen, ehe ich mich wieder am Reichenbachfall befand. Dort lehnte Holmes' Bergstock immer noch an dem Felsen, wo ich ihn verlassen hatte. Doch von ihm war nichts zu sehen, und mein Rufen war vergeblich. Die einzige Stimme war meine eigene Stimme, die in rollendem Echo von den Felswänden um mich her widerhallte. Beim Anblick dieses Bergstocks wurde mir kalt und elend. Holmes war also nicht nach Rosenlaui gegangen. Er war auf jene drei Fuß breiten Pfad geblieben, schieren Fels auf der einen und schieren Abgrund auf der anderen Seite, bis sein Feind ihn eingeholt hatte.«

Schriften zum Film

Author: Dziga Vertov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Documentary films

Page: 170

View: 3816

Spike Milligan

A Biography

Author: Pauline Scudamore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 7167

The Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

Page: N.A

View: 1101

Doktor Proktors Zeitbadewanne

Author: Jo Nesbø

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401800825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

View: 1831

Wer mit dem genialen Professor Doktor Proktor in einer Straße wohnt, dem wird es nie langweilig. Diesmal lernen Lise und Bulle eine weitere verrückte Erfindung kennen: die Zeitbadewanne! Man muss nur Wasser einlassen, warten, bis die Zeitseife ordentlich schäumt, dann untertauchen und - wutsch! - befinden sich die beiden Kinder auf einer unglaublichen Reise durch Raum und Zeit.

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 3967

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 3969

Aktenkunde

Urkunden- und Aktenlehre der Neuzeit

Author: Michael Hochedlinger

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783486589337

Category: Archives

Page: 292

View: 2239

Michael Hochedlinger vermittelt mit seiner Einfuhrung in die "Urkunden- und Aktenlehre der Neuzeit" (verknappend oft "Aktenkunde" genannt) angehenden Archivaren und quellennah arbeitenden Historikern Kenntnisse und Fahigkeiten, die sie zur korrekten Benennung, Bestimmung und Interpretation von neuzeitlichen Urkunden, Aktenschriftstucken und Geschaftsbuchern und zur Benutzung neuzeitlicher Behordenregistraturen in Archiven benotigen. Der Band enthalt eine Einfuhrung in die Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Begriffsbestimmungen, einen Uberblick uber das Fach ("genetische Aktenkunde," "analytische Aktenkunde," "systematische Aktenkunde," Aktenablagesysteme bei Behorden), einen Kriterienkatalog zur Bestimmung von Aktenschriftstucken und eine CD-ROM mit Ubungsbeispielen.