Books in English now available

I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny. Vivian Cash. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny. Vivian Cash. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Vivian Cash met Johnny Cash at the age of 17 and they were married for 14 years until their divorce in 1965, during which she gave birth to four daughters. Her memoir entitled ‘I Walked the Line’ is the untold story of love, family and heartbreak in the life of an icon. Vivian chose to keep the details of their marriage break-up secret until the publication of this book. She then decided that the whole story should be told as she neared the end of her life – even the parts at odds with the iconic Cash family image, such as Johnny’s drug problems. Also revealed are the family photographs and pages of unpublished love letters that Johnny agreed should be shared with the world.

Bloomberg by Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg. John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

This is the provocative biography by the visionary leader of the world’s fastest-growing media empire – Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg L.P., a global media company that encompasses Bloomberg Professional service, a leading provider of online financial information; Bloomberg News, a wire service providing news stories to leading newspapers worldwide; Bloomberg Radio, a 24-hour news radio station which is distributed internationally; Bloomberg Television, a global financial television network;; and Bloomberg Publishing, which includes the Bloomberg Press and the magazines Bloomberg Personal Finance and Bloomberg Markets.

An Outcast of the Islands. Joseph Conrad. Oxford University Press, 2009.

An Outcast of the Islands was written in 1896 as the second novel by Polish-born British author Joseph Conrad. It is a tale of intrigue in which love and death are the major players. It is a parable of human frailty – the story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul. This revised edition uses the English first edition text and has a new chronology and bibliography.

International Business. Challenges & Choices. Alan Sitkin and Nick Bowen. Oxford University Press, 2010.

What is international business? How serious are multinational enterprises about corporate responsibility? How does a gearbox made in China end up in a car sold in Europe? In today's increasingly connected world, international business plays an integral role in day-to-day life. This textbook offers a refreshingly critical approach to international business, examining both good and bad practice and encouraging readers to question and challenge classic assumptions and theories. Drawing on a range of vivid case examples and insights from small businesses to large multinational companies, readers are provided with a realistic depiction of the challenges and opportunities international business can present. This book adopts an international approach and includes an abundance of examples from developed and emerging countries alike.

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. International Student’s Edition.

With over 35 million copies sold, the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is the world's bestselling dictionary, and the dictionary teachers and students love to use. Its eighth edition includes 1,000 new words and meanings covering technology, lifestyle, slang, the economy: for instance, carbon trading, citizen journalism, malware, social bookmarking, stack it, staycation and X factor. The new Oxford 3000™Plus shows students the most important words to know in English and the important meanings of those words. There is also an Academic Word List, and a 32-page Oxford Writing Tutor to help students plan, write and review their work. Topic Collocation notes and synonym information enables students to extend their vocabulary to over 7,500 words.

This column is a selection by The Slovak Spectator of English-language books recently released in Slovakia; it does not represent an endorsement of any of the books selected. The column is prepared in cooperation with the Oxford Bookshop Bratislava, now located at Laurinská 9 in Bratislava.

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