Erscheinungsdatum: 28.01.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: England in the Seven Years' War. A Study in Combined Strategy, Autor: Corbett, Julian Stafford, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 512, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 734 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
During World War II, the Japanese forced 200,000 young Korean women to be sex slaves or "comfort women" for their soldiers. This is one woman’s riveting story of strength, courage, and promises kept. In 1943, the Japanese tear young Ja-hee and her sister from their peaceful family farm to be comfort women for the Imperial Army. Before they leave home, their mother gives them a magnificent antique comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon, saying it will protect them. The sisters suffer terribly at the hands of the Japanese, and by the end of the war, Ja-hee must flee while her sister lies dying. Ja-hee keeps her time as a comfort woman a secret while she struggles to rebuild her life. She meets a man in North Korea who shows her what true love is. But the communists take him away in the middle of the night, and she escapes to the South. There, she finally finds success as the country rebuilds after the Korean War. However when her terrible secret is revealed, she’s thrown into poverty. In the depths of despair, she’s tempted to sell the comb with the two-headed dragon that she believes has no magic for her. Then one day she discovers its true meaning and her surprising heredity. And now she must find the only person who can carry on the legacy of the two-headed dragon…someone she abandoned years ago. Set within the tumultuous backdrop of 20th-century Korea, Daughters of the Dragon by Mayhaven Award-winning author William Andrews will make you cry and cheer for Ja-hee. And in the end, you’ll have a better understanding of the Land of the Morning Calm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valerie Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017311/bk_acx0_017311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Settlements under siege... Ravaged by war, Nalzambor needs a hero. The once vibrant world, filled with peace and beauty, is collapsing underneath the crushing boots of the armies of Barnabus. Fear and disorder rule. Traveling the lands, Nath Dragon, Brenwar the dwarf, Bayzog the wizard, Gorlee the changeling, Ben the warrior, and their dwarven friends begin liberating the towns and villages on their own. Hope and success follow but not without notice. High priestess Selene sends out her forces to shut the menace, Nath Dragon, down. Her dragons, draykis, soldiers, and satyrs comb the lands with murderous intent, and they will not stop until she captures Nath Dragon, kills his friends, and takes control of the world. Putting themselves in the hands of Nath's lead, Brenwar's, Bayzog's and Ben's friendships with Nath are tested. Gorlee finds himself in an unusual role with his shape-shifting powers as well. What about Pilpin and the dwarves? Can they survive more of the treachery that unfolds? Can Nath Dragon keep his growing powers under control, or will he fall into the clutches of a darker fate? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Alan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029466/bk_acx0_029466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author of To Tuscany with Love comes a captivating story of the epic tug-of-war between honor and duty, the irrepressible power of love, and the concept of family.In 1945, Will Mills and his fellow soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division scaled Italy’s treacherous Riva Ridge in the frigid night to break through the nearly impenetrable German line of defense. Severely wounded, Will was rescued by Italian partisans, and a beautiful girl tended his injuries until he had the strength to rejoin the US troops.Tormented and haunted by his decisions and actions during wartime, Will knows he has unfinished missions in Italy to complete. The passage of time and years of carrying this unfulfilled need have molded Will into a bitter, angry man.Seventy-five years later, Will’s spunky 32-year-old neighbor Sophie Sparke faces disaster in her life. Everything is going wrong - her job, love life, and even her dog. Part of the problem is that confident and fiercely independent Sophie lets her quick mouth get her into trouble.Grouchy, mean-spirited Will finagles Sophie into traveling with him to Tuscany to find the partisan who saved his life. Sophie and Will comb enchanting Tuscan hill towns on an improbable and unfolding mission with few clues to aid them. Will’s passionate tenacity drives their quest, and in the process, exposes their darkest secrets. The journey alters the course of their lives, and Will and Sophie find more than they had imagined in the hills of Tuscany. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Fouche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182080/bk_acx0_182080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Complete your knowledge of the ancient world with this comprehensive look at the dozen empires that flourished in the 2,000 years before the conquests of Alexander the Great. Over the course of 36 insightful lectures, you'll follow the Egyptians, the Mycenaean Greeks, the Persians, the Carthaginians, and others as they rise to glory, create administrative and military structures, clash with one another, and eventually collapse. Professor Dise immerses you in the political, administrative, and military details of these thrilling civilizations, analyzing three basic questions: How did this particular empire emerge? How was it governed and defended? How and why did it ultimately fall? These questions raise a host of profound issues on the growth, development, and failures of vast imperial systems. Grounded in a chronological approach, you'll find no better guide through the palatial halls, administrative offices, and war-torn battlefields of these empires than Professor Dise. Each lecture is packed with a range of rich sources on which our current understanding of the ancient Near East rests, including cuneiform tablets, colorful narratives, and archaeological remains. As you comb through these intriguing records, you quickly become more informed about how the past is recorded and passed down to subsequent generations. Spanning thousands of years of human history and encompassing regions both familiar and forgotten, this course is a remarkable tour through the farthest reaches of the ancient world - in all its marvelous diversity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert L. Dise Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000030/bk_tcco_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Justice has unwittingly entered a religious war. Who better to fight for her than Walt Williams? Walt and his sweetie, Maggie, have just returned from a honeymoon that was packed with love, fun, mystery, and danger. Now it's time for them to adjust to living under the same roof - quite the challenge for a couple in their sixties, both of whom have never been married before! Suddenly Maggie's feeding Walt fiber - lots of fiber - taking up almost all the closet space, and even getting rid of Walt's favorite old recliner. But nothing could be better than having Maggie by his side when a great threat arises and Walt is, as usual, smack dab in the middle. When Walt and his partner, Ox, are patrolling the Gay Pride Parade, a bomb goes off near them. They come out okay, but many are dead or seriously injured. Shortly after, the police squad learns the bombs are homemade by a group of religious fanatics calling themselves God's Avenging Angels. The Avenging Angels believe it's their job to rain fire and brimstone on Kansas City, their Sodom and Gomorrah. The next attacks could be anywhere in the metro, so all cops are needed to comb the city and find the perpetrators. Walt and Ox are on the case, which continues to be explosive. In this compelling addition to the Lady Justice series, Robert Thornhill brings back all the characters listeners have come to love for more hilarity and higher stakes. You'll laugh, and you'll be on the edge of your seat until the big finish. Don't miss Lady Justice and the Avenging Angels! 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Kuch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075977/bk_acx0_075977_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Falklands war, Borges argued, was similar to "two bald men fighting for a comb" (Beck 16). But Margaret Thatcher's determination to repossess the Islands marked a significant episode in British history. Victory helped her regain Britain's position on the international scene for a while, it also strengthened her position as a lady Prime Minister in a parliament dominated by men. A Labour shadow minister complained that, from the Falklands victory onwards, Thatcher "had raised herself above politics", people would not bother when there was "a good swipe at the Government's policies, but they don't want to hear criticism of her" personally (qtd in Campbell 183). The central argument in this book is that Thatcher's oratorical skills helped her defuse opposition and ensure Parliamentary support for the war and her handling of it in the way she had intended.
by Parnell Worthington Not all of those arrested for DUI are serial, heavy drinkers. With new laws, many social, casual drinkers are discovering that they are on the front lines in the War on Drunks. Drinking, Driving, and Surviving: Uncovering the secrets of DUI avoidance is a provocative look at the lengths a group of motorists will go to avoid drunk driving arrests. The book explores the strategies and maneuvers that these 'masters' employ to reduce the odds of DUI and DWI arrests-from the model of car they drive, to where they park; from when they decide to hit the road, to the way they comb their hair!
In this scorching Immortals After Dark/Dacian novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings together a wicked vampire prince used to getting everything he desires and a demon warrior who always felt like an outcast. A NIGHT OF DEBAUCHERY . . . Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend, Caspion the Tracker, comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare. CHANGES THEM FOREVER . . . Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone-and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles-ranging from a death sentence to exile in a war-torn dimension-threaten to destroy their lives . . . and the vulnerable promise in that one kiss. HOW LONG CAN THEY RESIST THE FIRE THAT BLAZES BETWEEN THEM? Even if Mirceo accepts Caspion as his fated mate, the seductive vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer. . . .