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Historical Fiction Wolff, Julius: Die Hohkönigsburg [German] V.1 26.02.2021

Julius Wolff (* 16. September 1834 in Quedlinburg; † 3. Juni 1910 in Charlottenburg) war ein deutscher Dichter und Schriftsteller … Wolff gehört zu den sogenannten Butzenscheibendichtern. Dieser Begriff wurde zuerst 1884 von Paul Heyse verwendet, um damit zeitgenössische Dichter zu charakterisieren, die altertümelnde Verserzählungen in gefälliger Art über historische Stoffe und Sagen schrieben und ihren Lebensunterhalt damit bestritten. Neben Reimerzählungen umfasst Wolffs literarisches Schaffen...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Charlottenburg, Weise, Dichter, Sagen, Quedlinburg, Paul Heyse, Wolff Julius, Julius Wolff, Julius Wolff Die Hohkönigsburg


‘G.I. Joe’ TV Series Centered on Lady Jaye in Development at Amazon

Hollywood is desperate to squeeze all it can out of G.I. Joe, on both the big and small screens. The latest example: Lady Jaye, an undercover operative within that universe, is now getting her own live-action G.I. Joe TV show, which is in the works at Amazon. Adrianne Palicki (Fright Night Lights) played that character in the 2013 movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but it’s unclear if she’ll be back to reprise the role or if someone else will be stepping into Lady Jaye’s…um, fatigues? Leather jacket?...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Wikipedia, Ranger, Toy, Joe, Skydance Television, G.I. Joe, Stephen Sommers, Action/Adventure, Jaye, Henry Golding, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Erik Oleson, Lady Jaye


Mars Needs Mic Mittens

That skycrane lowering the rover from a near hover and then blasting away on its thrusters is pretty epic, and took a lot of engineering confidence. Used also with the Curiosity rover, it's lot showier than bumping down in a ball of airbags like earlier efforts. Curiosity descent illustration from Wikipedia Lots of oohing and aahing from the network anchors about the "sounds from Mars", which is just wind blowing across a mic and normally something networks pay money for gadgets...
Tags: Space, Science, Guns, Wikipedia, Mars, SF, Hoda Kotb, Tam, Savannah Guthrie, Geekery, Vidjo


History Bechstein, Ludwig: Der Todtentanz [German] V 1.0 23.02.2021

Ludwig Bechstein (* 24. November 1801 in Weimar; † 14. Mai 1860 in Meiningen​) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Bibliothekar, Archivar und Apotheker. Er ist heute vor allem durch die von ihm herausgegebene Sammlung deutscher Volksmärchen bekannt. [Wikipedia] Hier von Ludwig Bechstein >Der Todtentanz< mit den Bildern von Hans Holbein. Attached Files Bechstein Der todtentanz .epub (2.64 MB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Weimar, Hans Holbein, Ludwig Bechstein, Bechstein Ludwig, Schriftsteller Bibliothekar Archivar, Der Todtentanz, Hier von Ludwig Bechstein, Bechstein Der


How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time

Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s how many pages Eliza Zhang has scanned over her ten years with the Internet Archive, using Scribe, a specialized scanning machine invented by Archive engineers over 15 years ago. “Listening to 70s and 80s R&B while she works,” Wendy Hanamura writes at the Internet Archive blog, “Eliza spends a little time each day reading the dozens of books she handles. The most challenging part of her job? ‘Working with very ol...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Wikipedia, Time, Libraries, Archives, University Of Illinois, Bureau of Land Management, Facebook Twitter, Zhang, Eliza, Freeland, Josh Jones, Brewster Kahle, Kahle


History Chézy, Wilhelm v.: Wanda Wielopolska [German] v 1.0 19.02.2021

Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy (* 21. März 1806 in Paris; † 14. März 1865 in Wien) war Schriftsteller, Romancier, Übersetzer und Journalist. Er schrieb auch unter den Pseudonymen Julius Aquila und Peter Heberle. [Wikipedia] Hier >Wanda Wielopolska oder: das Recht der Gewaltigen< Attached Files Wanda.epub (628.4 KB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Paris, ePub Books, Wien, Chézy Wilhelm, Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy, Julius Aquila, Peter Heberle, Wanda Wielopolska, Recht der Gewaltigen


Once Were Brothers

A few months back, Robbie Robertson released "Once Were Brothers" a biography of The Band, adapted from his autobiography "Testimony." As with any good rock doc, it's a bittersweet story of the rise to stardom, fame and fortune followed by an inevitable decline.  If you're at all interested in this story, you might know a little bit about The Band already, including backing Bob Dylan on his infamous 1966 world tour where he "went electric" to a chorus of boos every night from the die-ha...
Tags: Film, Wikipedia, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Arkansas, Truckers, Guitars, Hudson, Martin Scorsese, Paul Kelly, Robertson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ronnie Hawkins, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson


Other Fiction Courths-Mahler, H.: Annedors Vormund [German] V 1.0 02.02.2021

Hedwig Courths-Mahler (* 18. Februar 1867 in Nebra; † 26. November 1950 in Tegernsee; eigentlich Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth geb. Mahler) war eine deutsche Schriftstellerin. Sie verfasste über 200 Liebesromane, die zu ihren Lebzeiten sehr beliebt waren, bis in die Gegenwart in gekürzter Form als regelmäßig erscheinende Heftromane erhältlich sind[1] und sie nach den verkauften Exemplaren zur wohl erfolgreichsten deutschen Romanautorin machten. [nach Wikipedia] Hier zwei Bücher von H. Courths-...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Gegenwart, Schriftstellerin Sie, Nebra, Courths Mahler, Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth geb Mahler, Hier zwei Bücher von H Courths Mahler, Annedores Vormund, KB Annedors


Other Fiction CourthsMahler, H.: Annedors Vormund [German] V 1.0 02.02.2021

Hedwig Courths-Mahler (* 18. Februar 1867 in Nebra; † 26. November 1950 in Tegernsee; eigentlich Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth geb. Mahler) war eine deutsche Schriftstellerin. Sie verfasste über 200 Liebesromane, die zu ihren Lebzeiten sehr beliebt waren, bis in die Gegenwart in gekürzter Form als regelmäßig erscheinende Heftromane erhältlich sind[1] und sie nach den verkauften Exemplaren zur wohl erfolgreichsten deutschen Romanautorin machten. [nach Wikipedia] Hier zwei Bücher von H. Courths-...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Gegenwart, Schriftstellerin Sie, Nebra, Courths Mahler, Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth geb Mahler, Hier zwei Bücher von H Courths Mahler, Annedores Vormund, KB Annedors


How to write a book.

  Photographed by me, just now, from a book that appears in my earliest childhood memories. I've never read the book, but I saw it and played with it before I could read, and when I could read, I read and puzzled over the title. I knew my parents loved the author, a radio comedian who died, too young, in 1956. The book is  © 1956.  I kept the book for my own library after my parents were gone, and I knew exactly where to find it in my disorganized shelves when the author's name came up in...
Tags: 1950s, Books, Censorship, Comedy, Fred Allen, John Steinbeck, Louis CK, Nice, Nothing, Radio, Red Skelton, TV, Writing, Young Althouse


How to get a literary agent – 7 steps to success

If you want to land a publishing deal, you’ll need a literary agent first. Here’s how to go about it. Reading Time: 9 minutes Do you dream of being a published author? Want to see your book on the shelves of your local bookshop, have your work read by legions of appreciative fans, and be fêted at literary festivals? For such dreams to come true, first you need to land a publishing deal. And, before that, you need to get taken on by a literary agent. Where do you start? Learn more abo...
Tags: Books, UK, Wikipedia, US, Get Published, Literary Agent, Kirsty McLachlan, Scott Pack


7 steps to get a literary agent

If you want to get a publishing deal, you need a literary agent. Here’s how to go about it. Reading Time: 8 minutes Do you dream of being a published author? Want to see your book on the shelves of your local bookshop, have your work read by legions of appreciative fans, and be fêted at literary festivals? For such dreams to come true, first you need to land a publishing deal. And, before that, you need to get taken on by a literary agent. Where do you start? Learn more about submitt...
Tags: Books, UK, Wikipedia, US, Get Published, Literary Agent, Kirsty McLachlan, Scott Pack


"The critic Kenneth Tynan divided playwrights into two categories, 'smooth' and 'hairy,' and one could probably make a similar distinction among biographers."

"Smooth biographers offer clean narrative lines, well-underscored themes, and carrots, in the form of cliffhangers, to lure the reader onward. Their books are on best-seller lists. They’re good gifts for Dad. William Feaver, the author of 'The Lives of Lucian Freud'... exists on the opposite extreme. There’s little smoothness in him at all. His biography is hairier than a bonobo.... Lucian and his furious id would have made an interesting case study for his grandfather. The artist was amoral: vi...
Tags: Google, Books, London, Law, Dogs, Wikipedia, Germany, Advertising, Fathers, Britain, United Kingdom, Moon, Naked, Vietnam, Lucian Freud, Harold Pinter


Tangentially related...

I've always been low-key fascinated by Albania. Any place with Roman ruins, centuries-old hillbilly feuds, and the Accursed Mountains can't help but hold my interest. There's the distinctive-looking Albanian SKS which is, second only to the East German one, the crown jewel of the insular and lowbrow world of SKS collecting. In fiction, young Lieutenant Otto Prohaska stumbles into a plot by Serbian anarchists and has to flee homeward across Albania on foot to warn the Archduke. It's one of the...
Tags: Books, Guns, Wikipedia, History, Albania, Tam, Rourke, Accursed Mountains, Boomsticks, Life In The Monkey House, Wome, Vidjo, Money Makes The World Go 'round, Otto Prohaska


The Tale of the Vanishing Air Force

Albania's story during the Cold War era is an interesting one. Occupied by Italy immediately before World War Two, it spent the war like the rest of the Balkans, a swirl of guerrilla warfare where bands of partisans, both communist and anti-communist, chased each other and the fascist occupiers up and down hill and dale.After the war, the Albanian communists came out on top and the country was effectively a satellite of the Soviet Union. Or at least they were until after Stalin died and Hoxha gr...
Tags: Texas, Maryland, Guns, Wikipedia, Planes, History, Italy, Kansas, Albania, Stalin, Balkans, Mao, Tam, Soviet Union, Mikoyan, TSI


Colorado Anti-Gunners Will Push Waiting Period, Safe Storage

Colorado and Oregon are considering “safe storage” legislation, along with other gun control measures., iStock-884190572 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- As freshman Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert uses the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building to underscore her desire to carry a sidearm while serving in Congress, back home Centennial State lawmakers are reportedly preparing legislation to mandate a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm, and a safe storage requirement. The Colorado Sun rep...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Wikipedia, US, Capitol Hill, Seattle, District Of Columbia, Denver, Nra, Smith Wesson, Capitol, Aurora, Sullivan


Forma Lost Wikipedia access

In the last couple of weeks Wikipedia lookup from Nickel stopped working for me. I installed the firmware update, firmware patches, and the new version of NickelMenu. Google search still works. Is this just me?
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Kobo Reader, Forma Lost Wikipedia, NickelMenu Google


Other Fiction Müller, Otto: Marlo oder Die Mediatisierten [German] V.1 11.01.2021

Otto Müller (* 1. Juni 1816 in Schotten; † 6. August 1894 in Stuttgart) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller … Otto Müllers überwiegend erzählerisches Werk umfasst etwa 35 Titel, „biographische, historische und kulturhistorische Romane und Novellen, die seinerzeit wegen ihrer unterhaltsamen, gemütvollen bis rührenden Schilderungen menschlicher Schicksale vor einem etwas altertümlichen Zeitkolorit gern gelesen wurden, sowie einige Erzählungen, in denen er vom Leben im Vogelberg, in seiner oberhessisc...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Stuttgart, Rousseau, Romane, Erben, Ausgabe, Otto Müller, Schotten


Other Fiction Fouque, Friedrich de la Motte: Die beiden Hauptleute. (german) V1. 10 Jan 2021

Friedrich Heinrich Karl Baron de la Motte Fouqué (Pseudonyme Pellegrin und A.L.T. Frank; geb. 12. Februar 1777 in Brandenburg an der Havel — 23. Januar 1843 in Berlin) war einer der ersten deutschen Dichter der Romantik. (aus Wikipedia) Die beiden Hauptleute. Verwendete Ausgabe: Ausgewählte Werke – Band 9. Halle, 1841. Erstdruck in: Die Jahreszeiten. Ein Cyclus romantischer Dichtungen. Sommer: Die beiden Hauptleute. Hitzig, Berlin 1811–1814. Attached Thumbnails ...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Berlin, ePub Books, Brandenburg, Dichter, Fouqué Friedrich de la Motte, Dichtungen Sommer


Other Fiction Fouque, Friedrich de la Motte: Der Todesbund. (german) V1. 10 Jan 2021

Friedrich Heinrich Karl Baron de la Motte Fouqué (Pseudonyme Pellegrin und A.L.T. Frank; geb. 12. Februar 1777 in Brandenburg an der Havel — 23. Januar 1843 in Berlin) war einer der ersten deutschen Dichter der Romantik. (aus Wikipedia) Der Todesbund. Aus: Kleine Romane – Erster Teil. Zweite Auflage. In der Hitzigschen Buchhandlung. Berlin, 1815. Einzeln bereits 1811 bei Schimmelpfennig in Halle erschienen. Quote: Reidmar hatte seinen Weg verloren, und gin...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Berlin, ePub Books, Welt, Brandenburg, Feldstein, Dichter, Halle, Schauer, Nebel, Fouqué Friedrich de la Motte, Dessen, Kleine Romane, Der Todesbund, einen Blick


One Night in Lexington

Bobbi was watching The Queen's Gambit last night and I remarked on how a particular scene seemed a subtle nod to Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok" and it turned out she wasn't familiar with the tune... Incidentally, the Wikipedia article for the musical Chess is practically an event horizon for any number of hours-long wikiwanders on topics ranging from chess to musical theater to Eighties pop rock to Cold War nuclear strategy. Click at your own risk. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, History, Bangkok, Tunes, Murray, Tam, Lexington, Bobbi, Bread And Circuses, Vidjo, Flicks, My G-g-g-generation


2020: the quiz of the year

Kim Kardashian’s unique talent, the return of AC/DC, that mysterious drive to Barnard Castle… How well can you recall the past year? Take our quiz to find out.In May, which Co Durham attraction was momentarily the UK’s most reviewed tourist spot?Durham CathedralThe world’s oldest working railway, at TanfieldBarnard CastleTeesdale Alpaca FarmIn November, the Russian state aviation authority recommended that Aeroflot immediately sack an executive of their budget airline Pobeda. Why?The airline tra...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, England, Hollywood, London, Television, Kim Kardashian, Film, Wikipedia, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, New Zealand, James Bond, Kardashians


KOreader doesn't see most PDFs and EPUBs on reMarkable tablet

Hi, I just installed KOreader on both my Kobo and my reMarkable tablet (rM1) and I seem to have three doubts: 1. On the Kobo KOreader works perfectly, but on the rM it isn't recognizing any of the EPUBs and PDFs which were on the device before it was installed. (It does recognize one PDF I transferred over at the same time that I transferred the KOreader zip file.) 2. Maybe relatedly, I tried to download a Wikipedia page as EPUB from KOreader and it said it had no place to put the EPUB file...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Linux, Koreader


Sights to See

I just finished reading The Two-Headed Eagle, the third novel of the four book Otto Prohaska series. In it, our hero...an Austro-Hungarian naval officer by vocation and a u-boat commander since the start of the Great War...is spending some time seconded to the k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppen, flying against the Italians on the Isonzo front.The book has some vivid descriptions of the Dolomites, and I've been eagerly reading Wikipedia articles and poring over Google satellite views.Nothing there, though, c...
Tags: Google, Books, Guns, Wikipedia, History, Tam, Wikiwander, Otto Prohaska, Luftfahrtruppen


Oasis 3, Forma, or Libra?

Hi, folks. I've read a couple of hundred of your posts on these, but still torn. I have some ideas and questions. 1. Me : My vision isn't very good. Large text will be nice. I'll probably read in a variety of lighting situations. I'm in the USA. 2. Cost : These are close enough in price that I'm basically setting it aside. Especially because Oasis is on sale right now. 3. Content & sources : Mostly novels, history, and philosophy. Some essays and articles. Court decisions would be nice. Those...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Usa, Wikipedia, Oasis, Libra, Kobo, Kobos, Which one should I buy, Kobo Asking


Set of 2 Armchairs by Studio BBPR at Phillips

Phillips will auction a pair of armchairs by Studio BBPR on November 12 and estimates them at £20,000 – 30,000. Studio BBPR From each member’s family name, came the acronym “BBPR” of the partnership. Gian Luigi Banfi was born in 1910 and passed away in 1945 in Camp Mauthausen. Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso Enrico Peressutti and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (March 16, 1909 – November 7, 1969) The BBPR studio was formed in Milan in 1932 in a climate described by Giorgio Ciucci as “oscillating between...
Tags: Books, Milan, Wikipedia, Austria, Switzerland, Rogers, Phillips, Mauthausen, Centos, Armchair, Milan Cathedral, Casabella, Milanesi, Castello Sforzesco, Torre Velasca, Banfi


Wikipedia Epubs?

I found some hints that Koreader was optimized to read Wikipedia Epubs. https://fransdejonge.com/2020/10/kor...drops/#respond I guess those are offline epubs created out of wiki pages. Is there a source to download or create them, I couldn't find any other hint regarding this information. Edit: Some afterthoughts later a second guess: Is it to support the online wikipedia feature to export articles as epub? I guess I was too greedy hoping, that there are some wiki exported fully as epub.
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Koreader, Wikipedia Epubs


Other Fiction Gerstäcker, Friedrich: Herrn_Mahlhubers_Reiseabenteuer[German] v 1.0 29.10.2020

Friedrich Gerstäcker (* 10. Mai 1816 in Hamburg; † 31. Mai 1872 in Braunschweig) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Er ist vor allem durch seine Bücher über Nordamerika bekannt; seine Bestseller waren Die Regulatoren in Arkansas (1846) und Die Flußpiraten des Mississippi (1847)[Wikipedia] hier: >Herrn_Mahlhubers_Reiseabenteuer< wunderschön illustriert Attached Files Friedrich_Gerstaecker_-_Herrn_Mahlhubers_Reiseabenteuer.epub (1.50 ...
Tags: Books, Mississippi, Wikipedia, Arkansas, ePub Books, Hamburg, Braunschweig, Gerstäcker Friedrich, Friedrich Gerstäcker


A “baker’s dozen” and some idioms about food

I decided to write this post, because I have an idea about the origin of the idiom baker’s dozen, and ideas occur so seldom that I did not want this opportunity to be wasted. Perhaps our readers will find my suggestion reasonable or refute it. I’ll be pleased to hear from them. Also, since a baker’s dozen presupposes an extra loaf, I too decided to add more food idioms.This is what Walter W. Skeat wrote in 1862, many years before he began work on his great English etymological dictionary:“I do n...
Tags: Books, London, Wikipedia, William, Vanity Fair, Devil, Winchester, John Carpenter, Riley, Brewer, Adam, Indiana Public Media, Thackeray, Walter W Skeat, Skeat, Winchester College


Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: Glinda of Oz (illus). v1. 27 Oct 2020

Glinda of Oz By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943) With 61 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations (edited), alternate cover image, endpaper images, publisher’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz. First published in 1920. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA. ---------------------- In their attempt to st...
Tags: Books, Usa, Wikipedia, Kindle Books, Dorothy, Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Baum, Glinda, John R Neill, Gillikin, Dorothy Ozma



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