The Zero Hour

The Zero Hour
Author: Andrew Horton,Michael Brashinsky
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1992-07-15
ISBN: 9780691019208
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

This study of the rapid changes in Soviet cinema that have been taking place since 1985 examines the response of filmmakers faced with the "zero hour" created by a new freedom of expression and the dramatic break-up of the Soviet Union.

German Literary Culture at the Zero Hour

German Literary Culture at the Zero Hour
Author: Stephen Brockmann
Publsiher: Camden House
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781571134103
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Literary Culture at the Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Examines the intense intellectual debates in immediate postwar Germany, often conducted in literature or literary discourse.

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: Megan Erickson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 1538743892
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

From this USA Today bestselling author comes a "seductive and scorching" (Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author) romance between a tattooed bad-boy hacker and his best friend's little sister. Hacker extraordinaire Roarke Brennan lives each hour - each breath - to avenge his brother's murder. His first move: put together a team of the best coders he knows. They're all brilliant, specialized, and every one an epic pain in his ass. Only now Wren Lee wants in too, threatening to upset their delicate balance. The girl Roarke never allowed himself to want is all grown up with sexy confidence and a dark past ... and she's the wild card he can't control. Roarke might still think she's a kid, but Wren's been to hell and back. Nothing and nobody can stop her - especially the tatted-up, cocky-as-all-hell hacker. But when years of longing and chemistry collide, Wren and Roarke discover that revenge may be a dish best served blazing hot. "The first in Erickson's Wired & Dangerous romantic suspense series roars out of the gate and doesn't let up. This is a highly enjoyable romantic thriller." -- Publishers Weekly

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: D. M. Baillie
Publsiher: D. M. Baillie
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN: 1311389881
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Being thousands of miles from home is always a daunting prospect, but at the apocalypse it’s astronomically unthinkable. Jack Lee was just outside L.A. when the most devastating war the world has ever seen began. He was also there when it ended, over in almost an instant. Jack survived the attack, but he was on the other side of the country from his wife and son. Not knowing if his family are still alive, Jack sets out on the long journey home, his legs his only mode of transport. To get back to his family he has to survive, but he doesn’t yet know the dangers that are waiting in front of him.

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: Reed Hundt
Publsiher: Odyssey Editions
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2013-11-15
ISBN: 1623730244
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Modern life rests on two electromagnetic wave platforms: knowledge and power. The power platform is where the knowledge platform was in 1993. Emanating from the United States, digital mobile and Internet networks wrapped around the world, changing societies and economies in just a few years. The hundreds of millions of dollars invested in the American move to the new knowledge platform meant for the Clinton Administration that everything supposed to go up (labor force participation, income, productivity), went up. Everything supposed to go down (unemployment, cost of capital), went down. Now the power platform begs to be rebuilt quickly, producing cheap, clean, abundant energy instead of expensive, polluting, and inefficiently consumed power. As was the case for the knowledge platform in the 1990s, if America moves to the new power platform, all can revel in full employment and take satisfaction in reduced inequality in wealth and income. The mass purchasing power of consumers will cast the deciding vote for the new power platform, if and when consumers can buy energy solutions that are both cleaner and cheaper than what is otherwise available. Each American should be able to order and get (1) a cheaper bill for household or business consumption of cleaner energy, (2) no up-front payments for any of the steps necessary to get cheaper, cleaner energy solutions, and (3) convenient access to charging stations for electric cars. These three rights – buy cheaper and cleaner energy solutions, finance up-front costs, and rely on others to provide charging station networks – will make consumers leaders of the move to the new power platform. To give Americans these rights, state governments should charter green banks. These non-profit banks can borrow the money to build the new platform, give the money to the utilities and investor-owned businesses that would do the work, and then get paid back over the years as customers pay for the cleaner, cheaper electricity. As everyone who has bought a house knows, the lower the interest rate on a loan, the less the consumer has to pay on the loan and the more house the consumer can buy. Similarly, the lower the cost of capital for clean energy, the lower the price of the clean energy that the consumer has to pay, and the more clean energy projects people will pay for. After November 2010, when the Republican take-over of Congress killed the already dim prospects for a federal green bank, the governors of Connecticut and later New York decided to create their own state green banks. If Connecticut, New York and others move forward in persuading utilities to lower the energy bills paid by consumers even while selling them clean electricity, other states will follow. In summary: 1. Knowledge is Power. The shift to the new knowledge platform, manifested in digital mobile and the Internet, foreshadows the move to the new power platform. 2. Power of Price. People should pay less for cleaner energy solutions than they would otherwise pay for electricity. 3. Lemonade Tastes Better than Lemons. Political leaders should adopt tax breaks and low cost financing through green banks to produce cheaper, cleaner solutions to the common problems of heating, lighting, air-conditioning, industrial processes and transportation. Customers should be better off moving to the new platform. 4. Borrow Long, Spend Now, Get Paid Back Over Time. Governments should capitalize green banks by borrowing at low rates, with long terms; green banks should provide long term, low interest financing support to clean energy and efficiency suppliers; customers should pay over long time periods either on electricity bill or on mortgage. No consumer should have to pay up front for solar on roof or insulation under roof or any other clean energy solution. Everyone should get a deal they just cannot turn down. 5. Money Talks, Nobody Walks Away from a Deal. Consumers are voters. If everyone can order cleaner energy, either through clean generation like solar panels on a roof or energy efficiency measures that reduce consumption and displace carbon-emitting generation purchased by utilities, then consumers/voters will drive the move to the new power platform. Praise from Al Gore, Former Vice President and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize “We are on the verge of a clean energy revolution -- one that will move us away from our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and towards a more sustainable future. As FCC chairman during the 1990s, Reed Hundt played a critical role in a similar transformational period for information technology. Drawing from this experience, Reed has outlined and detailed in his new book, Zero Hour: Time to Build the Clean Power Platform, an eloquent guide for the future of our energy infrastructure. A must read.”

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: Clive Cussler,Graham Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 1101600551
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew must stop a vengeful scientist from tearing apart the very surface of the earth in this fast-paced installment in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. It is called zero-point energy—contained in all matter, it would become an unlimited resource for anyone able to tap into it. But so far, no one has. And even if they could, would they be able to contain it? Kurt Austin and his NUMA Special Assignments team are about to find out. Kurt Austin is attending a symposium in Sydney, Australia, when he meets a stunning theoretical physicist named Hayley Anderson at the Opera House steps. The pair are interrupted by a boat chase raging across the harbor. But when Austin rushes to the scene, he’s intercepted by the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization. Asked to step aside, Austin isn’t quite ready to let go of the chase, especially when he learns that Ms. Anderson is somehow connected. Disappearing documents and sudden, unexplained earthquakes suggest she may be in trouble. And the clues point to a scientist who may have achieved in the impossible, the construction of a zero-point energy machine.

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: Gary Sapp
Publsiher: Nest Egg Publishing
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 1310144605
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Many say that we are living in the last days. What if I told you that today was that day? What if you learned that you are living here, now, in your final hour. Welcome to the Zero Hour. Thomas Pepper finally reveals what he knows to an anxious country teetering on the edge of the abyss. Yet, he learns the hard way that he is not the lone truth teller in this game. Other realities and other truths can have just as far reaching implications. The Prince Brothers and Dr. Angel Hicks Dupree are going to pay a high price when they witness this costly lesson firsthand. In fact, for one of the three, the Zero Hour will be their final hour. One of them creeps ever closer to paying the highest price of them all.

The Zero Hour

The Zero Hour
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-05-24
ISBN: 9781429985802
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

FBI Special Agent and counterterrorism expert Sarah Cahill doesn't know the man she's tracking. But the so-called "Prince of Darkness" knows her—intimately. So when Sarah is summoned to Wall Street to investigate, little does she know that she's the one under surveillance... until the terrorist infiltrates himself into the deepest, most desperate corners of her life. Soon Sarah is plunged into a deep labyrinth of intrigue and catastrophe as she races to uncover a diabolically clever conspiracy...before time runs out and the clock strikes THE ZERO HOUR ... from bestselling author Joseph Finder.

The Zero Hour

The Zero Hour
Author: Ben Graziose
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-05
ISBN: 1770974814
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Tony Evans' life has reached a breaking point: his longtime wife has filed for divorce and left with their daughter, Nicki. In Tony's darkest hour, he is laid off from the only career he has ever known as a reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle. Tony has become a fading relic in today's information age and feels pushed aside until he is summoned to San Quentin Prison's Death Row at the request of serial killer and condemned prisoner Reynaldo Ramirez. Ramirez asks Tony to publish the tales of his murderous exploits during his final week on Death Row. An initially dismissive Tony soon discovers that he cannot turn the request down after he learns that Ramirez's evil extends beyond his prison cell: he has had Tony's beloved daughter kidnapped. If the stories fail to appear in the paper, she dies. Tony struggles against the clock to glean the significance of every story that Ramirez tells, searching for clues to his daughter's whereabouts. Tony complies with the requests in order to buy time, and to uncover the secrets which will keep his daughter from becoming Reynaldo Ramirez's final victim. Can Tony find Nicki before the final tolling of The Zero Hour.

Trouble at Zero Hour

Trouble at Zero Hour
Author: Rob Lofthouse
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN: 1784299340
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble at Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Written by a retired British soldier, Trouble at Zero Hour is a breathless and vivid story, dramatizing three of the key Allied operations that turned the tide of the Second World War. 6 June, 1944, somewhere over the Normandy coastline: Robbie Stokes sits in a glider, his Bren resting on the floor between his outstretched legs. The nose lowers and the glider descends rapidly: ten minutes of stomach-churning twists and turns until suddenly the call goes up to 'BRACE'. The belly makes contact with the ground and the first Allied troops tumble out into occupied Europe. For new recruit Robbie Stokes it is the beginning of ten months of brutal and relentless conflict that take him from D-Day, via Operation Market Garden and the battle for Arnhem Bridge, to the Rhine Crossing and the final push for victory. Three operations that change the course of the war and test Robbie Stokes and his band of brothers to their limits. If they fail, then the Allied invasion fails. They must succeed through their longest days.

Fahrenheit Classified Zero Hour

Fahrenheit Classified  Zero Hour
Author: Tavares Rankins
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2018-06-08
ISBN: 1480978817
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit Classified Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Fahrenheit Classified: Zero Hour By: Tavares Rankins As the World would witness a series of terrorist attacks on American soil… the U.S. President would rely on his best Navy SEALs: Hellz, Nok, Four-Lung, Ammon, Mako and Abbadon who are Team Hellswindstaff, A.K.A The Deadly 6! Team Hellswindstaff led three missions that would wipe out the most notorious terrorist in history, crippling the Al-Qaida organization. The defeat would be bittersweet as the death of Al-Qaida gives birth to a new generation of terrorists known as I.S.I.S., an extremist group straddling the border between the countries of Iraq and Syria. During mission Hells Hath No Fury, the six SEALs of Team Hellswindstaff travel to Syria for what was thought to be their final mission—a mission that divided the SEAL team, pitting them against one another, as they caused mass destruction that resulted in the deaths of several innocent Syrians. This is in efforts to bring their family members home, all while tracking the hacker responsible for breaching U.S. Intelligence. A mission that resulted in three of the six SEALs of Team Hellswindstaff sacrificing their lives, surrendering to I.S.I.S. terrorists! Fahrenheit Classified: Zero Hour begins where Fahrenheit Classified: Hells Hath No Fury ended. Join the surviving members of team Hellswindstaff as they travel back to Syria for unfinished business; ultimately traveling to the country of Iran, as the U.S. President decides to take preventative measures in the fight against terror... preventative measures that result in the United States being accused of committing terrorist attacks! Join team Hellswindstaff for what will truly be their final mission and the end of the Fahrenheit series... the saga continues!

Opera After the Zero Hour

Opera After the Zero Hour
Author: Emily Richmond Pollock
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 0190063750
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opera After the Zero Hour Book Excerpt:

Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany presents opera as a site for the renegotiation of tradition in a politically fraught era of rebuilding. Though the "Zero Hour" put a rhetorical caesura between National Socialism and postwar West Germany, the postwar era was characterized by significant cultural continuity with the past. With nearly all of the major opera houses destroyed and a complex relationship to the competing ethics of modernism and restoration, opera was a richly contested art form, and the genre's reputed conservatism was remarkably multi-faceted. Author Emily Richmond Pollock explores how composers developed different strategies to make new opera "new" while still deferring to historical conventions, all of which carried cultural resonances of their own. Diverse approaches to operatic tradition are exemplified through five case studies in works by Boris Blacher, Hans Werner Henze, Carl Orff, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, and Werner Egk. Each opera alludes to a distinct cultural or musical past, from Greek tragedy to Dada, bel canto to Berg. Pollock's discussions of these pieces draw on source studies, close readings, unpublished correspondence, institutional history, and critical commentary to illuminate the politicized artistic environment that influenced these operas' creation and reception. The result is new insight into how the particular opposition between a conservative genre and the idea of the "Zero Hour" motivated the development of opera's social, aesthetic, and political value after World War II.

Revisiting Zero Hour 1945

Revisiting Zero Hour 1945
Author: Stephen Brockmann,Frank Trommler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: German literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revisiting Zero Hour 1945 Book Excerpt:

Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: Leslie Woolf Hedley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zero Hour

Zero Hour
Author: Seneca Fouts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inside Parliament

Inside Parliament
Author: Derek O'Brien
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-24
ISBN: 9352773829
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Parliament Book Excerpt:

Derek O'Brien dominated Indian television as the country's most well-known quizmaster for over two decades, asking questions to millions across India. Now he plays a key role in the Rajya Sabha raising important questions from the front row in the Upper House. One of the most candid, courageous voices of the Opposition, O'Brien is articulate, incisive and provocative - qualities that are apparent in his writing. In this book, comprising his best political essays, Derek O'Brien reflects on the state of the nation, offering insights from a unique vantage point -inside Parliament. Never afraid of controversy or contention, he covers topics ranging from federalism, the Constitution and the note ban to the much-debated GST bill, social media and the lessons he's learnt as MP. Thought-provoking and captivating at once, Inside Parliament is required reading for all interested in understanding today's India and all who care about its future.

Employment Law Handbook

Employment Law Handbook
Author: Daniel Barnett,Henry Scrope
Publsiher: Henry Scrope
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781853286742
Category: Labor laws and legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Employment Law Handbook Book Excerpt:

This new edition has been updated to take account of legislative and other developments including the Age Discrimination 2006 Regulations, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the changes to dispute resolution procedures, and the impact of the Work and Families Act 2006.

The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry

The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry
Author: R. Victoria Arana
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1438108370
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry Book Excerpt:

Social Policy Simplified

Social Policy Simplified
Author: Clive Sealey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN: 1137362960
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Policy Simplified Book Excerpt:

This core text book takes social policy back to its basics. Concise, accessible and engaging, each chapter is structured around a key question, such as 'What Is Social Policy And Why Is It Relevant To You?', 'Do You Pay Too Much Tax For The Social Policy Benefits You Receive?' Or 'Can Social Policy Solve The Problem Of Poverty?'. It breaks the subject down to make it more understandable and relatable to real life so students understand the theory that underpins social policy but also what it actually means in practice. This is essential reading for students taking an introductory social policy module as part of a social policy or social work degree programme, and anyone else wanting a straight forward guide to connecting the theory with people's lives.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438113412
Category: Science fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ray Bradbury Book Excerpt:

-- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers