Who's who in Retailing 2004

Author: Verdict Research

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749441534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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* Essential reference for vendors, researchers and marketers looking to do business in Britain

The Payyoli Draupnir

An Asgard-Kailash Expedition

Author: Mohan Narayanan

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612045308

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Synopsis: Draupnir, the magical golden arm ring of Odin, is carried away by the mystical Hindu bird Garudan. The Norse Gods desperately want it back, but are dependent on the help of the Hindu Gods. Freya, the Norse Goddess of wealth, beauty and love, undertakes the recovery mission by dealing directly with the Hindu God Vishnu, whose vehicle for flying happens to be none other than Garudan.The ring is cursed by Devi, the Goddess of Payyoli, making it lose its magical power of producing eight fresh gold rings every ninth day. Even worse, the ring lands at the bottom of an icy lake in the Himalayas. Freya engages the two Norse dwarfs who had originally forged the ring to retrieve it from the lake.The recovery of the stolen ring involves Harani and Manikkam, the protagonists of the author's first book, The Payyoli Pendant, as well as modern technologies used by the Norse Gods.

Robert Mitchum

"Baby I Don't Care"

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 2713


One of the movies' greatest actors and most colorful characters, a real-life tough guy with the prison record to prove it, Robert Mitchum was a movie icon for an almost unprecedented half-century, the cool, sleepy-eyed star of such classics as The Night of the Hunter; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; Cape Fear; The Longest Day; Farewell, My Lovely; and The Winds of War. Mitchum's powerful presence and simmering violence combined with hard-boiled humor and existential detachment to create a new style in movie acting: the screen's first hipster antihero-before Brando, James Dean, Elvis, or Eastwood-the inventor of big-screen cool. Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" is the first complete biography of Mitchum, and a book as big, colorful, and controversial as the star himself. Exhaustively researched, it makes use of thousands of rare documents from around the world and nearly two hundred in-depth interviews with Mitchum's family, friends, and associates (many going on record for the first time ever) ranging over his seventy-nine years of hard living. Written with great style, and vividly detailed, this is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of an amazing life, comic, tragic, daring, and outrageous.