Winter Soldier "A live hand grenade brought home fromia distant battlefield." -- David M. Halbfinger, New York Times More than 125 Vietnam veterans,...... more
Winter Soldier "A live hand grenade brought home fromia distant battlefield." -- David M. Halbfinger, New York Times More than 125 Vietnam veterans, representing every major combat unit to see action in the war, gathered at a HowardJohnson'shotel in Detroit to heal a nation...and themselves. They risked everything - their careers, their friendships, their families - to talk about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed in the presence of officers while stationed in Vietnam. These veterans saw themselves as winter soldiers battling against the wrongs of the war and the brutal training that had made them capable of unthinkable violence. Eighteen filmmakers calling themselves the Winterfilm Collective - including Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), Robert Fiore (Pumping Iron) and Lucy Massie Phenix (You Got To Move) - captured this extraordinary event. Rarely seen since its 1972 Cannes premiere, Winter Soldier has been called one of the most powerful anti-war films ever made and remains to this day a remarkable plea for peace.
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen - Jacques Pepin
The sparkling personality, sense of humor and charm familiar to Jacques Pépin's television audiences carries over to the page in the superstar chef's humbly...... more
The sparkling personality, sense of humor and charm familiar to Jacques Pépin's television audiences carries over to the page in the superstar chef's humbly titled memoir, The Apprentice. A clever, mischievous and very likable boy, Pépin's earliest food memories are hungry ones from his childhood in war-torn France. After World War II, his first restaurant job was peeling potatoes for his mother at her restaurant, and he became an apprentice in a hotel kitchen at age 13. In this delightful tale he works hard, plays fair, is kind to others and good to his family, and his efforts take him to Paris, and then New York. Except for the terrible car accident that required him to reinvent himself as a teacher and television personality, he seems to have always been in the right place at the right time. He cooked for Prime Minister Gaillard and then General Charles de Gaulle, met Pierre Franey, Craig Claiborne and Julia Child, and turned down a job cooking for JFK to accept one with HowardJohnson. But just as entertaining and enjoyable to read about are his tender memories and thoughts about his relationships with his parents and brothers, and with his wife and daughter.We all wish we could cook like Pépin(and every chapter ends with one of Pépin's favorite recipes), but this enchanting tale will make you wish you knew him. The clear, simple way he expresses himself and the honesty with which he tells his story will bring you to tears and make you laugh out loud. --Leora Y Bloom, Amazon.com
Advantages: easy to get to, on main hotel/recreation strip into the city Disadvantages: dated, noisy
...My wife and I stayed here for 1 night in early September 2006.
The place is easy to find, on the busy main hotel/motel/restaurant strip on the outskirts of the city.
The hotel has the appearance and feel of a motel from the moment you drive in, from the reception area to the rooms. there is plenty of parking and we found no problems getting our car right outside our room.
Our room was...
Advantages: Award winning and cleverly written by F R Leavis's protege Disadvantages: Theatrical - may not appeal to the modern day Philosopher
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Publishing House: Bloomsbury
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If a book was supposed to be written by a particular author; 'The Finkler Question' unquestionably was meant to be written by Howard Jacobson, who's critical peruses can be read in the Independent. Jacobson was a 'Man Booker' winner in 2010 with this book 'The Finkler Question'; a reward for avant-garde literature that...
Advantages: central location Disadvantages: staff not very helpful
...Last year Aug06, we decided to go to the ABC Caribbean islands, 1st of all we went to A island (Aruba) then the second island is C island (Curacao, it?s Southern Caribbean island). And we were on a very tiny budget, so we had to look for a cheap hotel, so we've looking at expedia.co.uk. And we found this hotel which is very central. It?s about GBP36 per night per room because we had a special...