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Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery, A People's War, Myths and Legends of the Martial Arts, The Martial Arts, Eric Ambler A Biography, Selected Climbs in the Northeast: Rock, Alpine, and Ice Routes from the Gunks to Acadia, The Message of the Living God: His Glory, His People, His World, The Martial Arts: Origins, Philosophy, Practice, George Orwell: The Road to 1984, A Rogues' Gallery: Off the Record Encounters with Figures of Fame, Folly and Fun 1950-2000
This is an introduction to the origins philosophy and practice of the world s martial arts It provides a chapter by chapter tour of the many varieties of martial arts such as aikido iai do jiu jitsu judo karate kendo kung fu kyudo naginata ninjutsu sumo taekwon do and Thai boxing discussing how and why these arts developed their ways and laws founding myths and heroes and the culture that created them A glossary of martial arts terminology and an illustrated section on martial arts weaponry are also included, No description available, Eric Ambler is widely regarded as one of the most important thriller writers of the twentieth century br br In the s he set out to give respectability to a genre that he rightly recognized needed to be rescued from its status as pulp fiction br br With six landmark novels published between and Ambler laid the foundations for the postwar generation of writers who raised the spy novel to a form of literature br br Like Graham Greene Ambler used the ingredients of a thriller to create a series of novels that investigated many aspects of modern life from totalitarian political regimes to white collar crime br br And with those books he transformed the scale and scope of the genre br br But who was the man behind the work br br Edgar Allan Poe Award winning author Peter Lewis gives us the first full length study of Amber s life and work br br It brings us to the heart of the grand master of intrigue through insightful discussions of such popular novels as Epitaph for a Spy A Coffin for Dimitrios The Light of Day on which the well known film Topkapi is based and The Siege of the Villa Lipp among many others br br By examining the individual books Peter Lewis shows us how Ambler s work changed throughout his life while remaining always topical br br As this book argues no novelist did more to dissolve the boundaries that separated popular from serious fiction br br Peter Lewis s book about Eric Ambler is a literate considerate inspection of the novels of the British writer who transformed the spy thriller from macho jingoistic potboiler into a vehicle worthy of genuine literary talent The Booklist br br Peter Lewis is a prize winning author whose book about John le Carr received the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America as the best critical non fiction title of its year His subsequent book about Eric Ambler was shortlisted for another non fiction Edgar Allan Poe award as well as for an Anthony Award br br Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books, No description available