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The Silences of Hammerstein engages readers with a blend of a documentary, collage, narration, and fictional interviews. The gripping plot revolves around the experiences of real-life German General Kurt von Hammerstein and his wife and children. A member of an old military family, a brilliant staff officer, and the last ...
The Silences of Hammerstein
The Silences of Hammerstein engages readers with a blend of a documentary, collage, narration, and fictional interviews. The gripping plot revolves around the experiences of real-life German General Kurt von Hammerstein and his wife and children. A member of an old military family, a brilliant staff officer, and the last commander of the German army before Hitler seized power, Hammerstein, who died in 1943 before Hitler's defeat, was nevertheless an idiosyncratic character. Too old to be a resister, he retained an independence of mind that was shared by his children: three of his daughters joined the Communist Party, and two of his sons risked their lives in the July 1944 Plot against Hitler and were subsequently on the run till the end of the war. Hammerstein never criticized his children for their activities, and he maintained contacts with the Communists himself and foresaw the disastrous end of Hitler's dictatorship. In The Silences of Hammerstein, Hans Magnus Enzensberger offers a brilliant and unorthodox account of the military milieu whose acquiescence to Nazism consolidated Hitler's power and of the heroic few who refused to share in the spoils.
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The Silences of Hammerstein

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz Survivor April 7, 1944-This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fled over one hundred miles to be the first ...
I Escaped from Auschwitz: The Story of a Man Whose Actions Led to the Largest Single Rescue of Jews in World War II
The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz Survivor April 7, 1944-This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fled over one hundred miles to be the first to give the graphic and detailed descriptions of the atrocities of Auschwitz. Originally published in the early 1960s, I Escaped from Auschwitz is the striking autobiography of none other than Rudolf Vrba himself. Vrba details his life leading up to, during, and after his escape from his 21-month internment in Auschwitz. Vrba and Wetzler manage to evade Nazi authorities looking for them and make contact with the Jewish council in Zilina, Slovakia, informing them about the truth of the unknown destination of Jewish deportees all across Europe. This first-hand report alerted Western authorities, such as Pope Pius XII, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the reality of Nazi annihilation camps-information that until then had only been recognized as nasty rumors. I Escaped from Auschwitz is a close-up look at the horror faced by the Jewish people in Auschwitz and across Europe during World War II. This newly edited translation of Vrba's memoir will leave readers reeling at the terrors faced by those during the Holocaust. Despite the profound emotions brought about by this narrative, readers will also find an astounding story of heroism and courage in the face of seemingly hopeless circumstances.
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20.990000 USD

I Escaped from Auschwitz: The Story of a Man Whose Actions Led to the Largest Single Rescue of Jews in World War II

by Rudolph Vrba
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A relaxed chat with the Buddha tells uswhat he thought about impermanence, karma, mindfulness, compassion, love, andeverything else that leads us toward a true understanding of ourselves and thecosmos.We know him as the Buddha, the Awakened One .Born Siddhartha Gautama 2,500 years ago in northern India, he became one of ...
Conversations with Buddha: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
A relaxed chat with the Buddha tells uswhat he thought about impermanence, karma, mindfulness, compassion, love, andeverything else that leads us toward a true understanding of ourselves and thecosmos.We know him as the Buddha, the Awakened One .Born Siddhartha Gautama 2,500 years ago in northern India, he became one of theworld's greatest spiritual leaders. He suffered as we do, then by his own effortsfound the key to liberation from the bonds of desire, hatred and ignorance. AsWesterners living in relative prosperity, we can identify with this man who hadit all - love, success, money, talent, privilege - but set these things asideto search for something deeper and more enduring. This book presents an accountof the Buddha's life followed by a series of plausible and illuminating butimagined conversations, which probe all aspects of his philosophy for living. Theinsights he conveys here offer us practical wisdom for a better life.
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Conversations with Buddha: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

by Annie Lennox, Joan Duncan Oliver
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When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal friend Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfill Kafka's last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted his life to championing Kafka's work, rescuing his legacy from both obscurity and physical destruction. Nearly a century later, an international legal ...
Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy
When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal friend Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfill Kafka's last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted his life to championing Kafka's work, rescuing his legacy from both obscurity and physical destruction. Nearly a century later, an international legal battle erupted to determine which country could claim ownership: the Jewish state, where Kafka dreamed of living, or Germany, where Kafka's three sisters perished in the Holocaust? Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the controversial trial in Israeli courts-brimming with dilemmas legal, ethical, and political-that determined the fate of Kafka's manuscripts.
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17.800000 USD

Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

by Benjamin Balint
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Paul Celan (1920-70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post-World War II German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. ...
Correspondence
Paul Celan (1920-70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post-World War II German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. It seems only appropriate that these two contemporaries and masters of language were at one time lovers, and they shared a lengthy, artful, and passionate correspondence. Collected here for the first time in English are their letters written between 1948 and 1961. Their correspondence forms a moving testimony of the discourse of love in the age after Auschwitz, with all the symptomatic disturbances and crises caused by their conflicting backgrounds and their hard-to-reconcile designs for living--as a woman, as a man, as writers. In addition to the almost 200 letters, the volume includes an important exchange between Bachmann and Gisele Celan-Lestrange, who married Celan in 1951, as well as the letters between Paul Celan and Swiss writer Max Frisch. Scarcely more breathlessly and desperately can two lovers ever have struggled for words. Little known among German literary historians, the relationship between these two poets amounts to one of the most dramatic and momentous occurrences in German literature. --FAZ, on the German edition
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Correspondence

by Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan
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Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards - the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story. Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly reveals the heart of America's darkness in the specters left from chattel slavery and the persistence of white supremacy. Locating the ...
Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul
Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards - the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story. Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly reveals the heart of America's darkness in the specters left from chattel slavery and the persistence of white supremacy. Locating the gothic in technologies of terror, the insurgency of melancholy, and the guilty conscience of a country that got away with murder, Darkly shows how this trauma has been metabolized into art, music, film, and literature.America's story is founded in horror, with a culture shaped from the Black experience, proving that you can't get more goth than Black.
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15.700000 USD

Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul

by Leila Taylor
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WhenGalileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the skies, he ushered in a scientificrevolution: the Moon turned out to be covered with mountains and craters, starspopped out of nowhere, and four satellites were found to be orbiting Jupiter. Hisdiscovery of the phases of Venus in 1610 forever shattered the notion that ...
Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
WhenGalileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the skies, he ushered in a scientificrevolution: the Moon turned out to be covered with mountains and craters, starspopped out of nowhere, and four satellites were found to be orbiting Jupiter. Hisdiscovery of the phases of Venus in 1610 forever shattered the notion that theSun orbited the Earth and transformed humanity's sense of itself and its placein the cosmos. It also contributed to the demise of the idea that knowledge about theworld was to be found in ancient texts or supernatural authority. Eavesdrop onan enlightening conversation, and make your own discoveries - about Galileo'slife in the Medici court, his love of wine and women, and how he came to spendhis last eight years under house arrest.
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15.700000 USD

Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

by William Shea
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Sheltering from a summer downpour, youencounter the ghost of Charles Dickens. Join him for a chat in the inn belovedby Mr Pickwick and be swept away by his vigour, warmth and humanity. You'llfeel as if you've known him all your life.The great novelist Charles Dickensattracted international adulation on an unprecedented ...
Conversations with Dickens: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
Sheltering from a summer downpour, youencounter the ghost of Charles Dickens. Join him for a chat in the inn belovedby Mr Pickwick and be swept away by his vigour, warmth and humanity. You'llfeel as if you've known him all your life.The great novelist Charles Dickensattracted international adulation on an unprecedented scale. He cultivated agenial intimacy with his readers, and after he died many of his admirers feltthat they had lost a personal friend. Sit back and listen to this masterconversationalist talk about everything from work in a boot-polish factory tolecture tours in America.Who could possibly ask for more?
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15.700000 USD

Conversations with Dickens: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

by Paul Schlicke
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The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective. Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today. This unique companion is a collector's dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit ...
The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes
The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective. Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today. This unique companion is a collector's dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit Victorian London-the world of the all-time greatest detective. The book brings to life the elements of Holmes's success, the crime scene of his day, his history in film and television, and the present-day Holmes legacy. Featured throughout are famous figures such as Holmes's faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson; his nemesis, Professor Moriarity; and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Filled with more than 150 images-many of the works by the great original illustrators of Conan Doyle's stories-this volume presents an excellent mix of information to satisfy legions of Holmes collectors, mystery fans, and historians fascinated by a bygone era. Through detailed text and over 150 specially researched archive illustrations, the unique volume: Documents the greatest mysteries, methods of deduction, and notorious criminals found in the Holmes canon. Brings to startling life the Victorian London crime scene that compromised the detective's fascinating world. Examines the various media manifestations of the stories, including their history in print and film and television adaptations. Invites you to read the tales again with newfound insight.
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26.240000 USD

The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes

by Bruce Wexler
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When Helena Normanton was admitted to Middle Temple on 24 December 1919, she became the first woman to enter this traditional male preserve, setting in train a series of firsts for women in law which continue today. The day before, the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act had made ...
First: 100 Years of Women in Law
When Helena Normanton was admitted to Middle Temple on 24 December 1919, she became the first woman to enter this traditional male preserve, setting in train a series of firsts for women in law which continue today. The day before, the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act had made it possible, for the first time, for women to enter the legal profession. Marking the centenary of the Act, First tells the story of women in law in their first 100 years of practice. From early campaigners through to the first women solicitors, barristers, magistrates and judges, the book tells the often untold stories of the pioneers, reformers and influencers who paved the way, revealing the barriers they faced, their challenges and triumphs. It offers a unique insight into how women have made their way in a profession still dominated by men and looks ahead to the prospects for women in law in the next 100 years.
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26.250000 USD

First: 100 Years of Women in Law

by Katie Broomfield, Lucinda Acland
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Born out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators were formed in late 1965 when lyricist Tommy Hall asked a local singer named Roky Erickson to join up with his new rock outfit. Four years, ...
13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History
Born out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators were formed in late 1965 when lyricist Tommy Hall asked a local singer named Roky Erickson to join up with his new rock outfit. Four years, three official albums and countless acid trips later, it was over: the Elevators' pioneering first run ended in a dizzying jumble of professional mismanagement, internal arguments, drug busts and forced psychiatric imprisonments. In their short existence, however, the group succeeded in blowing the lid off the budding musical underground, logging early salvos in the countercultural struggle against state authorities, and turning their deeply hallucinogenic take on jug-band garage rock into a new American institution called psychedelic music. Before the hippies, before the punks, there were the 13th Floor Elevators: an unlikely crew of outcast weirdo geniuses who changed culture. Paul Drummond has spent years documenting every aspect of the history of this amazing band and amassing an unprecedented archive of primary materials, resulting in this comprehensive visual history. The book recounts the story not just of the Elevators as a band--wild and remarkable though it is--but that of the American counterculture itself: the hallucinogens, the rebellion and the truly profound music that resulted. The 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History places the band finally and undeniably in the pantheon of innovators of American rock music to which they have always belonged.
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47.250000 USD

13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History

by Paul Drummond
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Much loved in his own era, William Morris has inspired Prime Ministers (Clement Attlee), artists and eco-socialists (John Bellamy Foster). Ferociously opposed to capitalism and inequality, he sought to embrace humanity with passion, commitment, energy and belief working vigorously for a free, green and non-hierarchical future. All this - with ...
William Morris and the Instinct for Freedom
Much loved in his own era, William Morris has inspired Prime Ministers (Clement Attlee), artists and eco-socialists (John Bellamy Foster). Ferociously opposed to capitalism and inequality, he sought to embrace humanity with passion, commitment, energy and belief working vigorously for a free, green and non-hierarchical future. All this - with his distrust of conventional politicians and with his belief that people can and must change the world - resonates in social movement politics today. This book offers a fresh perspective: a transhistorical approach presenting Morris's libertarian politics through exploring his intellectual and cultural heritage and considering practical-political issues, actions and aims. Today we see how class intersects with gender, politics with technology and economics, ecology with industry and economics, art with history. John Blewitt shows how these - and more - intersect with each other and with power, domination, resistance, emergence and transcendence. Morris helps us grapple with these challenges offering an ethics and a politics embracing socialism, communism, anarchism and feminism. Hark the rolling of the thunder! Lo the sun! and lo thereunder Riseth wrath, and hope, and wonder, And the host comes marching on.
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29.74 USD

William Morris and the Instinct for Freedom

by John Blewitt
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Maestria
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20.950000 USD

Maestria

by Robert Greene
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When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi and all the women of Kabul saw their lives transformed. Overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving their front doors on their own. The economy collapsed and young men left the city in search of ...
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi and all the women of Kabul saw their lives transformed. Overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving their front doors on their own. The economy collapsed and young men left the city in search of work and security. Desperate to help her family and support her five brothers and sisters at home, Kamila began sewing cothes in her living room. Little did she know that the tailoring business she started to help her siblings would be the beginning of a dressmaking business that would create jobs and hope for one hundred neighbourhood women and would come to mean the difference between starvation and survival for hundreds of families like her own.
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18.60 USD

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Tilopa's Wisdom: His Life and Teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra
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20.950000 USD

Tilopa's Wisdom: His Life and Teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra

by Khenchen Thrangu
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The Recollections of Rifleman Harris: A British Soldier in the Napoleonic Wars
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13.600000 USD

The Recollections of Rifleman Harris: A British Soldier in the Napoleonic Wars

by Benjamin Harris
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Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs
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18.850000 USD

Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

by Cara Sue Achterberg
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Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
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29.400000 USD

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol

by Holly Whitaker
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Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir
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17.800000 USD

Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir

by Calvin Hennick
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Bust Hell Wide Open
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19.940000 USD

Bust Hell Wide Open

by Samuel W. Mitcham
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And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood
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27.88 USD

And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood

by Rachel Friedman
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2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Dr King's death Compiled from his own words, this history-making autobiography IS Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who constantly questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the ...
The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Dr King's death Compiled from his own words, this history-making autobiography IS Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who constantly questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family's needs with those of a growing nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere. Relevant and insightful, this Autobiography offers King's seldom discussed views on some of the world's greatest and most controversial figures including John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Mahatma Gandhi and Richard Nixon. This book brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire our desires, hopes and dreams.
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24.32 USD

The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr

by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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'A SUPERB ACHIEVEMENT' IAN MCEWAN * * * * * What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it ...
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
'A SUPERB ACHIEVEMENT' IAN MCEWAN * * * * * What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? DO NO HARM offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. With astonishing candour and compassion, Henry Marsh reveals the exhilarating drama of surgery, the chaos and confusion of a busy modern hospital, and above all the need for hope when faced with life's most agonising decisions. * * * * * Winner: PEN Ackerley Prize South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature Shortlisted: Costa Biography Award Duff Cooper Prize Wellcome Book Prize Guardian First Book Award Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize Longlisted: Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
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16.59 USD

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

by Henry Marsh
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'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carre A Sunday Times Best Book of 2018 Agent. Prisoner. Target. Who is Sergei Skripal? 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. A man and his daughter are found slumped on a bench, poisoned by the deadly nerve agent Novichok. ...
The Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War
'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carre A Sunday Times Best Book of 2018 Agent. Prisoner. Target. Who is Sergei Skripal? 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. A man and his daughter are found slumped on a bench, poisoned by the deadly nerve agent Novichok. He was a Russian national that became a MI6 spy. Russia are publicly accused of carrying out the attack by the British government, sparking a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West. Then two innocent people find a discarded perfume bottle used in the attack and one of them, Dawn Sturgess, tragically dies. It is now a murder investigation. How exactly did we get here? In The Skripal Files Mark Urban explains the most shocking espionage incident in a decade. Based on interviews with Sergei before his poisoning, Urban describes precisely how an otherwise loyal Russian intelligence officer was turned into an agent by MI6, how Skripal was betrayed so that he found himself in a Siberian prison, and why, years later, was he was targeted for assassination.
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17.17 USD

The Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War

by Mark Urban
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The first new book from beloved therapist and writer Torey Hayden in almost fifteen years--an inspiring, uplifting tale of a troubled child and the remarkable woman who made a difference. In a forgotten corner of Wales, a young girl languishes in a home for troubled children. Abandoned by her parents ...
Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl Who Couldn't Ask for Help
The first new book from beloved therapist and writer Torey Hayden in almost fifteen years--an inspiring, uplifting tale of a troubled child and the remarkable woman who made a difference. In a forgotten corner of Wales, a young girl languishes in a home for troubled children. Abandoned by her parents because of her violent streak, Jessie--at the age of ten--is at risk of becoming just another lost soul in the foster system. Precocious and bold, Jessie is convinced she is possessed by the devil and utterly unprepared for the arrival of therapist Torey Hayden. Armed with patience, compassion, and unconditional love, Hayden begins working with Jessie once a week. But when Jessie makes a stunning accusation against one of Hayden's colleagues - a man Hayden implicitly trusts - Hayden's work doubles: now she must not only get to the root of Jessie's troubles, but also find out if what the girl alleges is true. A moving, compelling, and inspiring account, Lost Child is a powerful testament once again of Torey Hayden's extraordinary ability to reach children who many have given up on--and a reminder of how patience and love can ultimately prevail.
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20.990000 USD

Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl Who Couldn't Ask for Help

by Torey Hayden
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Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands ...
No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today
Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives--then and now. Captured in the Battle of the Bulge, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a prisoner of war camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Roddie was a simple, soft-spoken man of deep inner strength and unwavering Christian faith. Though he was driven to the limits of endurance, Roddie refused to succumb to Nazi brutality toward the Jewish-American GIs with whom he was serving. Through his inspiring leadership and bravery Roddie saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. infantrymen in those perilous final days of the Second World War. His fearless actions continue to reverberate today. Growing up, Pastor Chris Edmonds knew little of his father's actions in the war. To learn the truth, he followed a trail of clues, a journey that spanned seven decades and linked a sprawling cast of heroes, both known and unknown, from every corner of the country. In No Surrender, Pastor Chris, joined by New York Times bestselling co-author Douglas Century, chronicles his odyssey to tell the unforgettable story of his father and his remarkable valor. He also provides startling details (and vantage points) of some of the major events of World War II and United States Army initiatives that helped the Allies win the war, including the Battle of the Bulge, the massacre at Malmedy, and the now-little-known Army Specialized Training Program which prepared brilliant young soldier-scholars --or Quiz Kids --from across the nation to battle the Nazis. As compelling as the number-one New York Times bestsellers Unbroken, Boys on the Boat, Band of Brothers, and Schindler's List, illustrated with photographs and historical documents throughout, No Surrender is an epic story of bravery, compassion, and faith, and an inspiring testament to man's goodness. It is also a clarion call for our narcissistic age--a shining example of the transformative and redemptive power of moral courage.
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33.590000 USD

No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today

by Douglas Century, Christopher Edmonds
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'Missing - Died - Survived' is the story of three brothers who fought on the Western Front: Joseph, Walter and George Senior. Born in the Yorkshire town of Wakefield, all three were educated at Wakefield Grammar School. Joseph, the eldest, was one of the most academically gifted boys of his ...
Missing-Died-Survived: The Senior Brothers and The Great War
'Missing - Died - Survived' is the story of three brothers who fought on the Western Front: Joseph, Walter and George Senior. Born in the Yorkshire town of Wakefield, all three were educated at Wakefield Grammar School. Joseph, the eldest, was one of the most academically gifted boys of his generation. In the 1911 Oxford Senior Examinations, he was ranked first out of 14,000 candidates nationally. He then studied at Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated in Classics with first class honours. Initially serving with the West Yorkshire Regiment; he would later volunteer for the Royal Flying Corps and see action over the Ypres battlefront as an observer with No.45 Squadron. Walter, the middle brother, would also serve with the West Yorkshire Regiment. He would take part in the Battle of the Somme, leading his men on a daring raid of 'The Triangle' in the Thiepval sector. George, the youngest, would serve with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and later become attached to the Sherwood Foresters. Only one would come home. Records from the National Archives are interwoven with other primary source material to bring the brothers' story to life. These records are placed within their historical context and interspersed with family letters and photographs. Also featured in this book are some of the key figures who served alongside the brothers. These include ace pilots Geoffrey Cock and Norman Macmillan. This book will appeal to anyone with a general interest in the Great War and also to those with a particular interest in the Royal Flying Corps.
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37.19 USD
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