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Höllensturz

Höllensturz

Europa 1914 bis 1949

  • Author: Ian Kershaw
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641188725
  • Category: History
  • Page: 768
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Europa am Abgrund Das europäische zwanzigste Jahrhundert war geprägt von kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen. Europa erlebte gewaltige Turbulenzen, die Hölle zweier Weltkriege in der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte und tiefgreifende Veränderungen. Der britische Historiker Ian Kershaw erzählt in einem meisterhaften Panorama die Geschichte dieses Kontinents vom Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die Zeit des beginnenden Kalten Kriegs Ende der vierziger Jahre, nachdem die europäische Zivilisation an den Rand der Selbstzerstörung gelangt war. Ethnische Auseinandersetzungen, aggressiver Nationalismus und Gebietsstreitigkeiten, Klassenkonflikte und die tiefe Krise des Kapitalismus waren die treibenden Kräfte, die Kershaw dabei besonders in den Blick nimmt. Neben den großen Entwicklungslinien in Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Gesellschaft schildert er auch immer wieder Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen einzelner, die einen Eindruck geben vom Leben im Europa der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Europe, 1914-1949

  • Author: Ian Kershaw
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 024118715X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND EDITOR'S CHOICE 2015 In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans would initiate a second conflict that managed to be even worse - a war in which the killing of civilians was central and which culminated in the Holocaust. To Hell and Back tells this story with humanity, flair and originality. Kershaw gives a compelling narrative of events, but he also wrestles with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and lived through such fearful times - and what this means for us.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Personal Experiences of Trauma and How We Recover and Move on

  • Author: John Marzillier
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780337841
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 160
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Despite how rare one-off traumatic events may seem, the statistics show that the majority of us are likely to experience such trauma at some point in our lives. In this innovative and engaging book, Marzillier combines first-hand accounts from trauma sufferers with over forty years of clinical practice to provide an honest, human description of how trauma affects us at the time and also after the event. Whether discussing accounts of terrorist bombings, natural disasters, road accidents or physical attacks, he looks at what these experiences do to us and offers practical and consoling advice - for both sufferers and their loved ones - on coping with the experience and developing resilience for the future.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

An anthology of Dante's Inferno in English translation (1782–2017)

  • Author: Tim Smith,Marco Sonzogni
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027265402
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 295
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Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) maintained that translation destroys the harmony of poetry. Yet his Commedia has been translated into English time and again over the last two-and-a-bit centuries. At last count, one-hundred and twenty-nine different translators have published at least one canticle of the Italian masterwork since the first in 1782, and countless more have translated individual cantos. Among them there are some of the finest poets in the English language, including Robert Lowell and the Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. Smith and Sonzogni have assembled and annotated two complete translations of Dante’s most popular canticle, Inferno, each canto translated by a different translator. To Hell and Back is a celebration of the art and craft of poetry translation; of the lexical palettes and syntactical tempos of the English language; and, of course, of the genius of one of the greatest poets of all times.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

True Life Experiences of Bomber Command at War

  • Author: Mel Rolfe
  • Publisher: Grub Street Publishing
  • ISBN: 1908117540
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Classic stories of gallantry in World War Two A new edition of Mel Rolfe's successful book containing twenty dramatic but true stories of Bomber Command adventures. Some of them defy belief - like the RAF bomb aimer who was blown out of his Liberator over Warsaw at 400ft without a parachute and made a poignant return in 1989 to witness the unveiling of a memorial on the crash site. Others defy logic - like two men of the same crew who survived a terrible crash, neither aware of the other's existence but both saved by the tolling of the same church bell. All are riveting. A journalist by profession, Rolfe has conducted his interviews and prepared the stories in such a way as to take the reader into the events as they happened. To read these accounts is to step back into the war itself.

To Hell And Back

To Hell And Back

An Autobiography

  • Author: David Dalton,Meat Loaf
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448114446
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Meat Loaf's bizarre and spectacular life story is scarcely credible. After surviving an abusive childhood, during which he was almost murdered by his alcoholic father, he starred in one of the biggest stage and film musicals ever, then went on to record the third best-selling album of all time. To Hell and Back is the true story of a man who ran away from a cruel home life at 17 and starred in the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show before turning to rock 'n' roll. His first album, Bat Out Of Hell, was considered so uncommercial by his first record label that they dropped him - only for it to go on to sell 20 million copies worldwide. He then spent the 1980s on the skids, with a severe drink and drugs problem and mounting money problems leading him to a nervous breakdown, before making a triumphant comeback with 1993's album Bat Out Of Hell II and colossal hit single 'I'd Do Anything For Love'. This is an extraordinary story and a classic rock autobiography.

To Hell And Back

To Hell And Back

The Dante Valentine Novels: Book Five

  • Author: Lilith Saintcrow
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748130675
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Dante Valentine has been through Hell. Literally. Her body shattered and her mind not far behind, she's dumped back into her own world to survive - or not - as a pawn in one of Lucifer's endless games. Unfortunately, he's just messed with the wrong Necromance. And this time she's mad enough to do something about it. This time, the Devil will pay.

Halfway to Hell and Back

Halfway to Hell and Back

A kick-start for Recovery of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

  • Author: Gary N. Laursen
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462899501
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 87
  • View: 1174
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Have you ever known an alcoholic or a drug addicted person? Have you ever been one? Well I am here to tell you it is really no fun even though it seems to be at the time. Life is awesome being sober! Here is my story of going HALFWAY TO HELL AND BACK. A story about gaining awareness and admitting there may be a problem in your life and how to get back to normal if you are ready. This book is a kick start toward progression!

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

The Classic Memoir of World War II by America's Most Decorated Soldier

  • Author: Audie Murphy
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 146682638X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through campaigns in Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. He emerged from the war as America's most decorated soldier, having received twenty-one medals, including our highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor. To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI's at war.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Aussie Sky Heroes in Bomber Command

  • Author: Laurie Woods
  • Publisher: Boolarong Press
  • ISBN: 1921920424
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
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To Hell and Back is the story of some of the other Australian airmen who flew with Bomber Command. Laurie Woods either knew these men personally or had heard of them during the campaign.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

  • Author: Robert E. Parsons
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1468538896
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 80
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The book is intended to help alcoholics not to have to travel the road I’ve travelled to Hell and Back.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

  • Author: Ann Denise Parsons
  • Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • ISBN: 1847470475
  • Category:
  • Page: 31
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DescriptionAnn's book is the poignant yet accessible memoir of being bought up with an alcoholic father. 'To Hell and Back' documents the effect that this, coupled with her parent's bitter divorce, can have on a young mind. Throughout Ann searches for ways to explain her own troubled times. This is an excellently written and vividly descriptive narrative, a must read for anybody who has had similar experience to Ann. About the AuthorAnn was born in 1961 and grew up in Loughton in Essex until her parent's divorce when she was 22, when she moved with her mother to nearby Woodford Green. She now lives in Ilford in East London.Despite their father's alcoholism Ann and her sister both had horses and enjoyed an idyllic childhood, but things dramatically changed for Ann after her parent's bitter divorce. This set off a series of events that spiralled out of control. After several years of misdiagnosis and tragedies, Ann has now found relative calm in which to tell her story.Ann is currently studying Life Coaching, Abstract Art and Sculpture and is now embarking on a Foundation Course in Art and Design. She is also a qualified gym instructor and personal trainer, as well as retaining her skills as a secretary and audio typist.

To Hell and Back with Catatonia

To Hell and Back with Catatonia

  • Author: Brian Wright
  • Publisher: Firefly Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780946719365
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 192
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A fan's redemption through the music of classic pop band Catatonia.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

The Life Story of an Austrian World War II Survivor

  • Author: Maria Rosa
  • Publisher: Maria Rosa
  • ISBN: 0996035923
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 268
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To Hell and Back: The Life Story of an Austrian World War II Survivor is a unique, one-of-a-kind memoir. Author Maria Rosa takes us on a journey through time and history as she tells the true-to-life story of her harrowing first-person experiences before, during, and after World War 2. Her adventures span the globe as Maria describes life as a little girl, a student, a young lady, a mother, and finally as a grandmother. Emotionally-charged drama alternates with historical narrative and comical anecdotes in Maria's extraordinary and entertaining narrative. Topics include: World War II The Anschluss or Nazi takeover of Austria Relations between Jews and Gentiles A child's view of the Holocaust Salzburg, the City of Mozart Hitler's "Eagle's Nest" retreat Historic castles and cathedrals The importance of women's education International travel adventures An encounter with Manhattan Freemasons Motherhood and family An abusive marriage The Cuban Missile Crisis The Assassination of JFK The Apollo Moon Landing The Vietnam War Two major California earthquakes The fall of the Berlin Wall The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ...and much more! Compelling and educational, this eye-opening book is a must-read for all ages!

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

A Policewoman's Story

  • Author: Carolyn Pethick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781921030307
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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MemoirTo Hell and Back is a memoir detailing one policewoman's trials and tribulations working within the ranks of the Victoria Police Force from the early 1980's to the present day. Despite numerous instances of harassment, false accusations and character assassinations, the member still manages to maintain her sanity and perform her policing duties to the best of her ability. Ultimately, this is a story about one person's struggle to say and do the right thing, to follow procedure, no matter what the eventual cost to herself or her career.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

An Autobiography

  • Author: Meat Loaf,Meatloaf
  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment
  • ISBN: 9780060392932
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1165
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"poor fat marvin can't wear levi's!"a radio advertisement boomed as a 240-pound seventh grader named Marvin Lee Aday shuddered in humiliation. Parents said he was "too fat" to play with their children, and his classmates picked on him, even ganging up to lock him in a storage box. Unflatteringly nicknamed "Meat Loaf" by his alcoholic father, prone to getting concussions (seventeen in all), and drawn to musical theater, no one pegged this misfit kid to become a rock star. That is, until he recorded the third best-selling album of all time. In To Hell and Back, Meat Loaf reveals his amazing story--a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches life that would rival most fiction. As a boy, he had to face down lowlifes straight out of Deliverance in order to fetch his drunken father out of gutbucket saloons--the same father who would later try to kill him with a butcher knife. He was at Parkland Hospital when JFK was declared dead, picked up a hitchhiker who happened to be Charles Manson, got recruited for the musical Hair while trying to get a job as a parking attendant, and starred in a movie that became the biggest cult film of all time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. From there, he collaborated with Jim Steinman to make a record called Bat Out of Hell, which went from being laughed at and rejected by every music executive in the industry to selling more than 28 million copies and launching Meat Loaf into international superstardom. Meat's story would be incredible if it stopped right there. But that's just the beginning. The heights to which Meat had soared were matched only by the depth of his plunge back into the abyss. In a swirl of devious managers, drugs, lawyers, guns, money, nervous breakdowns (including the psychosomatic loss of his voice), and more lawsuits than he could count, Meat Loaf lost it all. He was bankrupt, his relationship with best friend and collaborator, Jim Steinman, turned ugly, and his wife, having a nervous breakdown of her own, was considering a divorce. But the hardest-working man in rock and roll would not stay down. Returning to his family he set out with them to conquer the world again, club by club and through word of mouth--a struggle that culminated in a reunion with Steinman, the Grammy Award-winning release of Bat out of Hell II, and a return to the limelight. Illustrated with dozens of previously unpublished photographs, Meat Loaf's story is--like Meat Loaf himself--larger than life.

My Lettermen Years: The Journey To Hell and Back!

My Lettermen Years: The Journey To Hell and Back!

  • Author: Jim Pike with E. L. Scott
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475940807
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 130
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August 1961 was a month to remember for Jim Pike. That was the month his song “The Way You Look Tonight” hit the charts at number thirteen in the nation. From that moment on, Jim Pike and The Lettermen would be known around the world. Jim had everything going for him. Then, in 1975 and at the height of his fame, he lost his golden voice. For the next decade, he spoke only in whispers. He had to give up The Lettermen. For the next ten years, he struggled with the fear that he may never be able to sing again. But when, miraculously, he was reunited with his voice, he took it as a sign. Reunion, his new group, was born. After suffering for a decade, he overcame one of the biggest tragedies of his life. Losing his voice cost him much more than just his career, but when he got it back, he also regained a greater appreciation for his family, his life, and his music. Through it all, Jim realized that what seemed like a tragedy was really a blessing. In the process of finding his voice again, what he really found was himself.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

The Last Train from Hiroshima

  • Author: Charles Pellegrino
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442250593
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and the aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices, detonated over Japan, changed life on Earth forever. To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, “you are there” time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino’s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative’s core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand—the Japanese civilians on the ground. As the first city targeted, Hiroshima is the focus of most histories. Pellegrino gives equal weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized by the thirty people who are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of both cataclysms within Ground Zero. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell behind which Yamaguchi’s office conference was convened—placing him and few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection while the entire building disappeared around them. Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the “official report,” showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why. Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen video clips of the survivors, their descendants, and the cities as they are today. Filmed by the author during his research in Japan, these 18 videos are placed throughout the text, taking readers beyond the page and offering an eye-opening and personal way to understand how the effects of the atomic bombs are still felt 70 years after detonation.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Autobiography of an International Football Player

  • Author: Errol Stevens
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781720938873
  • Category:
  • Page: 122
  • View: 2359
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What started out as a dream for pro football player, Errol Stevens, became a nightmare. Errol faced racism, struggles with injuries, and difficulties with family and life. But after so many roadblocks in his life, having left Jamaica in 2013 with $50 to his name and having to start over in some of the worst conditions, Errol is now married with children, owns his own home and car and wants to use his experiences in life to motivate other young boys from his homeland, Jamaica, and around the world that they too can achieve success and realize their dreams with hard work, determination and a healthy dose of endurance. Errol Anthony Stevens could have been what Pele was for Brazil; and what Maradona was for Argentina. There is no doubt about his talent, but as life would teach him, talent is just a small percentage of what you need to succeed in life. Sometimes you also need to be born in a football nation. Errol's Struggles are real and what he has done to overcome the ghetto streets of Jamaica are nothing short of success. Errol defines Success as not giving up on your dreams. He believes it is possible to experience Heaven here on earth, but we must first change our perception and find our way back to loving each other. To Hell and Back is Errol's story of his journey from obscurity to prominence.