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Lothar Englert's Friesische Freiheit: Historischer Roman (German Edition) PDF

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By Lothar Englert

Friesland im 14. Jahrhundert. Reiche Großbauern wollen herrschen, ihre Landsleute aber in Freiheit leben. Dieser Konflikt ist friedlich nicht zu lösen. Lange Zeit haben die Friesen Angriffe fremder Herren auf ihre Freiheit erfolgreich abgewehrt. Mit den Wikingern fing es an. Dann kamen die Deutschen – Grafen und Fürsten, ja sogar Könige – und haben sich dabei blutige Nasen geholt. Doch nun gärt es unter den Friesen. Reiche Bauernfamilien drängen zur Häuptlingswürde. Die alte Rechtsordnung der friesischen Freiheit und ihre Verfechter geraten zunehmend unter Druck. Das Amt des frei gewählten Richters, der zugleich Führer des Heeresaufgebots und Patronatsherr ist, soll jährlich wechseln, aber immer öfter vollzieht sich dieser Wechsel nur mit Schwierigkeiten. Ehrgeizige Großbauern finden Gefallen an der Machtfülle ihres Amtes und trennen sich nur widerwillig von ihm. Schließlich weigern sich die ersten. Wo sie mit ihren Argumenten nicht überzeugen, nutzen sie Erpressung und Gewalt und schrecken auch vor Mord nicht zurück. Magnus tom Diek ist Richter im Harlingerland und fühlt sich der alten Rechtstradition verpflichtet. Ihm stehen Widersacher wie der Brokmanne Keno Hylmerisna und der Erzbischof Otto I. von Bremen gegenüber, denn auch die Kirche drängt zu säkularer Macht. Magnus nimmt den Kampf auf, er macht sich zum Sprecher derer, die nicht bereit sind, ihre seit langem bewahrte Freiheit nun an eigene Bauernfürsten zu verlieren. Aber seine Gegner sind stark, vor allem, weil sie keine Skrupel kennen.

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Download e-book for kindle: De wraak van de Katana (Musashi-serie Book 2) (Dutch by David Kirk,Frank van der Knoop

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By David Kirk,Frank van der Knoop

Eer. Plicht. Wraak...

De grootste krijger aller tijden valt uit de gratie en zint op wraak.

Het vervolg op De erecode van de Samoerai

Musashi Miyamotos reputatie gaat hem voor. Daar komt verandering in als Miyamoto en zijn kameraden worden verslagen tijdens de grote salg bij Sekigahara. Tienduizenden mannen blijven achterop het slagveld en het oostelijk leger eist de glorieuze overwinning op. Miyamoto brengt het er levend van af, maar moet zijn toekomst overdenken.
Hij heeft altijd, trost op de eeuwenoude traditie, geleefd en gevochten als een samoerai, en volgt de Weg met eerbied. Maar na de nederlaag trekt hij alles in twijfel, en wat hij ooit zag als eer komt nu als onwetendheid op hem over. Maar de traditie is ijzersterk en hij staat slechts alleen. En hoezeer hij het verleden van zich af probeert te schudden, hij komt er niet zomaar vanaf.
Miyamoto komt op de lijst van chicken die de Yoshioka-samoerai beschaamd hebben, en er wordt een guy op hem afgestuurd om in hun naam zijn hoofd te claimen. Dus moet hij, hoewel hij geweld heeft afgezworen, zichzelf beschermen en wraak nemen op chicken die hem dood willen hebben...

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Get Black Diamond (The Africa List) PDF

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By Zakes Mda

In this novel by way of celebrated South African author Zakes Mda, Kristin Uys, a difficult Justice of the Peace who lives by myself along with her cat within the Roodepoort district of Johannesburg, is going on a one-woman campaign to wipe out prostitution in her city. Her purposes are own, and her zeal is fierce. Her major goals are the Visagie Brothers, Stevo and Shortie, who run a brothel, and even if she fails to take down the whole institution, she manages to nail Stevo for contempt of courtroom, serving him a six-month sentence. From Diepkloof felony, the outraged Stevo orchestrates his revenge opposed to the Justice of the Peace, aided and abetted through the quite inept Shortie and his former nanny, Aunt Magda.

Kristin gets menacing mobilephone calls and her house is invaded and vandalized—even her cat isn’t spared the threats—and the executive Justice of the Peace has no selection yet to assign a bodyguard to guard her. To Kristin’s consternation, safeguard safeguard Don Mateza strikes into her domestic and trails her in all places. This new association doesn’t go well with Don’s longtime female friend Tumi, a former version and winning businesswoman, who's rationale on turning Don right into a Black Diamond—a member of the rich new black South African center category. And Don quickly unearths that his new task has unforeseen problems that Tumi easily doesn't understand.

In Black Diamond, Mda tackles each achievable South African stereotype, skillfully turning them the other way up and exposing their ironies—often hilariously. this can be a shrewdpermanent, quirky novel, during which Mda captures the essence of latest existence in a fast-changing city world.

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New PDF release: The Foxes of Warwick (Domesday Series Book 9)

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By Edward Marston

Henry Beaumont retains a popular pack of foxhounds, quickly, courageous, and ruthless on the kill. One December hunt, the canines discover greater than a fox within the woodlands - brushing off lifeless leaves, Beaumont reveals the beaten physique of Martin Reynard, a former member of his personal family. Enraged, Henry, even though he's not knowledgeable in research, swears to discover the killer, yet his impetuosity and rudimentary abilities lead him to arrest a guy of questionable guilt. thankfully, the King’s Commissioners Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret, within the zone to settle a land dispute, can be found to lend their services. Upon shut attention of the conditions top as much as the grisly homicide, the 2 Domesday Commissioners start a full-scale research designed to convey the genuine assassin to justice, whoever he may possibly be.

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Fire on the Hill by Frank Rockland PDF

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By Frank Rockland

What rather occurred at the evening of February three, 1916, while a fireplace destroyed the centre block of the Canadian Parliament buildings?

Inspector Andrew MacNutt of the kingdom Police’s mystery provider, his spouse Katherine, and count number Jaggi recognize, considering that they have been there within the analyzing room while the fireplace started.

Ever because the warfare begun MacNutt has been suffering to safe Canada’s borders opposed to acts of sabotage equipped through German army attachés dependent in ny urban. the excellent news is that the american citizens have ultimately ordered them again to Germany. The undesirable information is that Berlin has despatched certainly one of their most sensible operatives, count number Jaggi, to switch them.

Using his hide as a Belgian reduction consultant, count number Jaggi visits Ottawa, the place he meets and is drawn to Katherine, who's assisting him arrange a neighborhood fundraiser.

Unaware that Inspector MacNutt has intercepted his mystery messages and is sizzling on his path, count number Jaggi takes a last journey to Ottawa to work out Katherine, with tragic consequences.

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Download PDF by Steven E. Wilson: The Ghosts of Anatolia: An Epic Journey to Forgiveness

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By Steven E. Wilson

The Ghosts of Anatolia is an epic story of 3 households, one Armenian and Turkish, inescapably entwined in a saga of tragedy, wish and reconciliation. starting in 1914, first and foremost of the the nice conflict, convinced Ottoman forces suffered a devastating defeat by the hands of the Russians. Pursuing Russian forces drove deep into jap Anatolia, and the resultant conflagration, fanned through worry, distrust and sedition, engulfed the Ottoman Empire. What occurred there's contentiously debated, and to at the present time continues to be a festering sore of department. This compelling experience novel brings those occasions poignantly to life.

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At the Mercy of Madness by Ivan Demitrius Kafallo PDF

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By Ivan Demitrius Kafallo

As an old rfile, the unconventional illuminates what may be the final lacking bankruptcy of WW II's chronology: the epic occasion of ways ALL 50,000 Bulgarian Jews escaped the gasoline chambers. used to be it by means of mere happenstance or through a few miracle? Or was once it engineered by means of an excellent mastermind who outfoxed and outmaneuvered Hitler and the Nazis? the unconventional charts the tales of 2 males, a king and a fanatical militant out to kill him, and the purpose at which their lifestyles trajectories cross—and, eventually, how every one leaves his personal mark at the lives of millions. Nietzsche's dictum that there are not any heroic a long time, yet exclusively heroic folks, hasn't ever rung more true than during this narrative. That king used to be Boris III of Bulgaria whose queen was once Giovanna, the daughter of Italy's Vittorio Emmanuele, and his cousin George VI of britain. With Marshal List's panzers at the Rumanian aspect of the Danube, Boris reluctantly joins the Axis Pact. whereas Churchill labels Boris “distrustful and cunning," “a pitiful intriguer,” “a guy with a slimy reptilian nature,” Hitler is especially flattered to have a king as his best friend. yet Himmler and Ribbentrop suspect the king of enjoying a double video game. The Jews too have combined emotions approximately their king, wondering on which part of the fence he fairly stands. To the small yet good geared up Bulgarian communist underground the king is obviously the implacable enemy that represents a tyrannical fascist regime they search to switch with a Soviet-style “People’s Republic.” Boris survives 3 assassination makes an attempt on his lifestyles. yet in 1943, following a violent come across with Hitler, Boris abruptly dies a such a lot mysterious dying… through slow-acting cobra poison from India. The checklist of suspects contains not just Hitler and Stalin yet, no longer strangely, Churchill. the tale of the younger militant, Lazar Insarov, however, is heavily intertwined with the tale of Rabbi Haim "Rico"Asa of Temple Beth Tikvah, Fullerton, California, who was once eleven whilst these momentous occasions came about. Wounded and at the lam, Lazar reveals safe haven in the house of Avram Asa, a renowned Jewish chief and filthy rich service provider, and in addition a adorned WW I struggle hero for having stored the lifetime of the long run King Boris. Rico's ravishingly appealing cousin, Rebeka, a promising live performance pianist, falls head over heels in love with the wounded Lazar whereas nursing him again to lifestyles. yet for the younger militant his real love is the fight opposed to injustice and tyranny. After failed makes an attempt to assassinate the king, he's captured and sentenced to dying. Avram petitions the king, for Rebeka's sake, and Lazar's sentence is commuted to existence imprisonment. Rebeka, in the meantime, unaware that Lazar's existence has been spared, is going catatonic and drowns herself in a lake—her physique isn't came upon. In 1944, following "The Liberation" from fascism, Lazar is appointed Deputy of inner protection. within the wake of the extraordinary terror that sweeps the rustic, with the so-called "People's Tribunals" sending millions to be carried out by way of a firing squad, Lazar emerges because the feared one-eyed henchman, referred to as "Cyclops." And but, in a shocking turnaround, following a bloody shootout with assassins, he saves the lives of the rest individuals of the royal relatives. quickly after, with a goal on his again, Lazar vanishes, in simple terms to reappear forty years later following the autumn of communism, whilst Rico, now a rabbi, reveals him hiding out in a distant mountain grotto. To the rabbi's amazement, the as soon as fanatical ideologue has embraced a collection of ideals that are diametrically against these he formerly held—a real enantiodromia! Lazar, additionally, together with his palms nonetheless stained via the blood of many, has positioned all of it in a magazine for destiny generations to always remember the horrors of totalitarianism. The rabbi then supplies to Lazar his personal awesome information: Rebeka is alive!—proof, because the rabbi contends, that "love consecrated via God by no means dies."

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On Desperate Ground by James R. Benn PDF

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By James R. Benn

On determined Ground is the tale of fellows and ladies stuck up within the dying throes of Nazi Germany, suffering to keep up these issues important to them—life, an finish to killing, or even sanity itself. Colonel Johann Faust has misplaced every body he ever enjoyed and feels he's going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his lifeless fiancée and the demons that roar via his brain as he perfects a plan to save lots of Nazi Germany from defeat and insure a better and deadlier new international conflict. Captain Dieter Neukirk, as soon as a protégé of Faust’s, is extra eager about saving the lives of his ultimate males than sacrificing them in a fanatical final stand. in the meantime, Elsa Klein, Dieter’s lover and the executive social employee at a Berlin medical institution, is engaged in her personal risky paintings, offering remedy and identification papers to hidden Jews within the urban. American Captain Mack Mackenzie, pulled from an army sanatorium ahead of his wounds are healed, is assigned to enquire studies of a mystery Nazi operation. short of basically to make it domestic alive, Mack reveals himself in a existence and loss of life fight with not likely allies and a ferociously decided opponent. americans and Germans alike are interested in a hilltop within the distant German nation-state, the place they locate themselves among strong armies and compelled right into a bad determination which could finish one struggle or commence a brand new one.

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Read e-book online Tonight in the Rivers of Pittsburgh PDF

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By Brian Lee Weakland

this night grabs you on the first sentence and not allows you to cross. … just a grasp journalist can weave jointly the foibles of human nature – greed, lust and betrayal – right into a tightly-written, fast paced story of ardour, humor, scandal and, eventually, horror. …
An success in misdirection and storytelling.

When Brock Bailey’s limousine crashes via a bridge railing and disappears into Pittsburgh’s murky Monongahela River, the preferred Pennsylvania governor is presumed to be useless. in depth rescue efforts produce 4 mangled our bodies, however the Mon River doesn't yield a governor. Left in the back of are a really public and ruthless son, a truly inner most mistress and the prize they either crave: Bailey’s Keystone Oil fortune. The governor’s disappearance turns into an obsession of Bailey’s place of origin newspaper editor and a bumbling country police commissioner. What they research is a Bailey family members mystery so surprising and devastating that one attempts to take advantage of it and the opposite hesitates to put up it.

Tonight within the Rivers of Pittsburgh exposes the turmoil and duplicity of Pennsylvania’s political strength kinfolk – from the heinous kidnapping that propelled Brock Bailey to the governorship, to the forbidden younger girl who ruled his hidden existence, to his rudderless son, thrust into the political void attributable to the governor’s said loss of life. the tale of Bailey’s legacy winds in the course of the distant Allegheny nationwide wooded area, to the kingdom Capitol in Harrisburg, in the course of the Gettysburg Battlefield and Philadelphia and earlier all whistle-stops in among. in the meantime, the nation’s such a lot baffling political secret floats lifelessly down the rivers of Pittsburgh.

ADVANCE compliment FOR this night within the RIVERS OF PITTSBURGH
“…A nostalgic portrait of a family’s previous that collides violently with its current secrets and techniques. Weakland provides an eloquently-written novel of suspense, political intrigue and romance, bound to shine a countrywide highlight on his expertise as an writer of impressive fiction.”
–– Ken Gormley, writer of the award-winning Archibald Cox: sense of right and wrong of a Nation

BRIAN LEE WEAKLAND has obtained various writing awards, together with the Keystone Press Award for investigative reporting. He used to be named linked Press group information Reporter of the yr for his characteristic tales describing Pennsylvania cities, humans and landmarks. A graduate of the Penn nation collage college of Journalism, he has taught collage writing classes in journalism and legislation. He is living in Richmond, Virginia, together with his spouse and daughters. photograph on the Jefferson Davis Monument, Richmond, VA, through Sarah Thrower.

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Read e-book online Lieber tot als Sklave: Die letzte Fahrt des Amrumer Kapitäns PDF

| November 23, 2017 | admin | 0

By Udo Weinbörner

Hark Nickelsen, selbst gequält von den Erinnerungen an sein Leiden in algerischer Sklavenschaft, bekommt 1746 das Kommando auf einem neuen Schiff - einem Sklavenschiff - übertragen. Er soll Sklaven von der Goldküste Afrikas nach Westindien zum Verkauf bringen.
Er muss sich gegen mächtige Schiffseigner, stolze afrikanische Gebietsfürsten und meuternde Mannschaftsteile durchsetzen. Seuchen an Bord und die gnadenlose See lassen ihn nicht nur einmal dem Tod ins Auge sehen.

Die Geschichte des legendären Kapitäns Nickelsen wurde so noch nie erzählt.
Ein packender Roman und gleichzeitig ein Plädoyer für einen aufrechten Gang auf schwankenden Schiffsplanken.

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