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  • Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient

    Bierman, John
    Kiadó: Penguin Books Ltd
    Who was the real 'English patient'? The desert explorer Laszlo Almasy, on whom the character was loosely based, was very different from the romantic hero of the prize-winning novel anmd multiple Oscar-winning movie of that name. But a similar aura ofmystery surrounds them both. While the fictional Almasy gave the Germans his desert maps only because he was desperate to keep a promise to his dying mistress, the real-life Almasy worked for Germany military intelligence only because he was desperatefor the chance to return to the desert he loved more than anything or anybody else. Or so John Bierman implies in this arresting and carefully-researched biography. Among its many unexpected revelations is that far from being the love of his friend'swife, Almasy was a homosexual with no interest at all in the opposite sex. Nor was he really a count, although he was born into the minor Hungarian nobility. In short, the real-life Almasy remains an enigma. For instance there is good reason to believethat he became a double agent working for both sides in World War II - and compelling evidence that he spied for British intelligence during the Cold War.
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    ISBN: 9780141012513
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Motorcycle Diaries of Che Guevara

    Che Guevara, Ernesto
    Kiadó: Harper Collins
    The film tie-in edition of the established modern classic. In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara.Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries -- full of disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy and laddish improvisations. During his travels through Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, Che's main concerns arewhere the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it. Che becomes a stowaway, a fireman and a football coach
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    ISBN: 9780007172337
    nyelv(ek): angol
    Raktárkészlet: 1-10 pld
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