Illegal Contact


Author: Santino Hassell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399586296
Category: Fiction
Page: 259
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The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love. Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin's timeout is over…

Down by Contact


Author: Santino Hassell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039958630X
Category: Fiction
Page: 205
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Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact. Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo. Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball. At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…

The Baron's Cloak

A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution
Author: Willard Sunderland
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471060
Category: History
Page: 360
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Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885–1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron’s Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire’s final decades through the arc of the Baron’s life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern’s movements, he transits through the Empire’s multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious. In compulsively readable prose that draws on wide-ranging research in multiple languages, Sunderland recreates Ungern’s far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time. Sunderland visited the many sites that shaped Ungern’s experience, from Austria and Estonia to Mongolia and China, and these travels help give the book its arresting geographical feel. In the early chapters, where direct evidence of Ungern’s activities is sparse, he evokes peoples and places as Ungern would have experienced them, carefully tracing the accumulation of influences that ultimately came together to propel the better documented, more notorious phase of his career Recurring throughout Sunderland’s magisterial account is a specific artifact: the Baron’s cloak, an essential part of the cross-cultural uniform Ungern chose for himself by the time of his Mongolian campaign: an orangey-gold Mongolian kaftan embroidered in the Khalkha fashion yet outfitted with tsarist-style epaulettes on the shoulders. Like his cloak, Ungern was an imperial product. He lived across the Russian Empire, combined its contrasting cultures, fought its wars, and was molded by its greatest institutions and most volatile frontiers. By the time of his trial and execution mere months before the decree that created the USSR, he had become a profoundly contradictory figure, reflecting both the empire’s potential as a multinational society and its ultimately irresolvable limitations.

The Victims at the Berlin Wall 1961-1989

A Biographical Handbook
Author: Hans-Hermann Hertle,Maria Nooke
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
ISBN: 3861536323
Category: Berlin (Germany)
Page: 512
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In 'The Victims of the Berlin Wall, 1961-1989', authors Hans-Hermann Hertle and Maria Nooke reveal the stories of 136 victims of the Berlin Wall.

Syracuse University: The Eggers Years


Author: John Robert Greene
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815605492
Category: Education
Page: 318
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Part of a series covering the history of Syracuse University, this volume focuses on the administrations of John Corbally (1969-71) and Melvin A. Eggers (1971-91).

Him - Mit ihm allein


Author: Sarina Bowen,Elle Kennedy
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736302525
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Jamie und Ryan waren beste Freunde. Die Sommer, die sie gemeinsam im Eishockey-Trainingscamp verbracht haben, waren die besten ihres Lebens. Nun stehen sie sich nach vier Jahren Funkstille plötzlich wieder gegenüber. Schon damals war Ryan klar, dass er schwul ist. Er war Hals über Kopf verliebt in Jamie. Die alten Gefühle sind sofort wieder da, viel stärker, intensiver ... schmerzhafter. Denn Jamie steht nach wie vor auf Frauen. Und was noch viel schlimmer ist: Er hat Ryan nie verziehen, dass er nach ihrer gemeinsamen Nacht den Kontakt zu ihm abgebrochen hat ...

Lost in the Lights

Sports, Dreams, and Life
Author: Paul Hemphill
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817313168
Category: Fiction
Page: 173
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A veteran journalist’s collection of sportswriting on the blue-collar South. Sport mirrors life. Or, in Paul Hemphill's opinion, “Sport is life.” The 15 pieces in this compelling collection are arranged along the timeline for an aspiring athlete's dream: “The Dawning,” with stories about boys hoping and trying to become men, “The Striving,” about athletes at work, defining themselves through their play, and “The Gloaming,” about the twilight time when athletes contend with broken dreams and fading powers. Through all the pieces, Hemphill exhibits his passion for the sports he covers and a keen eye for the dramas, details, and hopes that fire the lives of athletes, allowing them to become prototypes of all human existence. Most of the stories have been previously published in such national magazines as Sports Illustrated, True, Life, Today’s Health, and Sport. In “White Bread and Baseball,” the author chronicles his own boyhood infatuation with the minor-league Birmingham Barons, while in “Yesterday’s Hero” he details the sad end of a former All-American football player named Bob Suffridge, a portrait of a lion in winter. “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Whirl” covers nights on the road with the roller derby, and “Saturday Night at Dixie Speedway” captures all the raucous glory of a stock-car dirt track under the hot lights. “Big Night, Big City” tells of an anxious, small-town high school basketball team facing their crucial chance for glory at a state tournament in Atlanta, and the classic “Mister Cobb” details a personal lesson on sliding the young author received from “the greatest player in the history of baseball.” These stories are often bittersweet, emotional, and mythic: little dramas bearing impact and psychological “size.” Some of them are distinctively “Dixie,” but they ultimately transcend time and place. Frye Gaillard, author of Kyle at 200 MPH: A Sizzling Season in the Petty-NASCAR Dynasty, writes, “For more than 30 years, Paul Hemphill has been one of the finest writers in the South, and I think he proves it again in this collection. He exudes a natural feel for the players and the game, drawing out the real-life themes of struggle and desire, occasional triumph, and the omnipresent possibilities of heartache and failure.”

Die Trapp-Familie

von Welterfolg zu Welterfolg. II
Author: Maria Augusta Trapp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 202
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Calabria with Love


Author: Gianni Callari
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475928599
Category: Fiction
Page: 126
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In 1927, in a town deep within the Calabrian mountains, an oppressed and isolated family lives under the tyranny of a violent baron who wants to subdue and recruit the brothers Pietro and Ferruccio by any means possible. When the brothers reject his offer, the enraged baron exacts his revenge on the family in a brutal attack-on their children. He attempts to kill Ferruccio's toddler son, Nicola, and forcefully adopts Pietro's now-orphaned four-year-old niece, Carmen. As astute as he is dangerous, Pietro-now calling himself Zione-insinuates himself into the baron's inner circle, waiting for the perfect moment to exact his own revenge. Years pass, and the world is at war. Ferruccio returns from the horrors of the Russian Front with a frostbitten foot, only to find there are battles to be won at home as well. Nicola, now a man, is engaged to Carmen, who carries his child. But the baron forbids his adopted daughter to marry. Under threat of death, Ferruccio flees to Miami. There he seeks protection and help from a local boss. Back in Italy, Carmen gives birth to their child before joining Nicola in Florida, in the hopes of starting a new life in the New World. Together they open an Italian restaurant and try to find happiness so far from home. They will never forget the Great Sila, the "viddanedda," the beech forest, the fountains, and the procession of Santa Caterina. They will always remember their lost Calabria with love.

Training Season


Author: Leta Blake
Publisher: dead soft verlag
ISBN: 3960891504
Category: Fiction
Page: 434
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Der unbestreitbar talentierte Eiskunstläufer Matty Marcus ist willens, alles für seinen olympischen Traum zu opfern, aber sein Mangel an Disziplin hat ihn schon einmal Gold gekostet. Jetzt steht er unter Druck. Er braucht einen Trainer, der ihn bei der Stange halten kann, aber gute Trainer sind nicht billig und Matty kann es sich nicht leisten, im Spiel zu bleiben, ganz egal, wie unbedingt er gewinnen will. Als ein lukrativer Job als Housesitter ihn ins ländliche Montana führt, tut Matty sein Bestes, um seinen Trainingsplan aufrechtzuerhalten. Die Ortsansässigen sind überraschend tolerant, was seinen exzentrischen Stil betrifft. Vor allem der gutaussehende junge Rancher Rob Lovely, der sehr viel mehr als ein typischer Cowboy ist. So wie Matty eine starke Hand braucht, damit er auf dem Eis sein Bestes gibt, zeigt Rob ihm, wie stark er sein kann, wenn er im Bett die Kontrolle aufgibt. Mit neugefundenem Selbstbewusstsein trainiert er noch härter, um an die Spitze zu kommen. Aber der Wettkampf läuft nach einem Zeitplan und um seinen olympischen Traum zu verwirklichen, muss Matty zu seinem neuen Trainer nach New York City gehen und Rob zurücklassen. Jetzt sieht er sich dem ultimativen Test gegenüber. Hat er während seiner Trainingssaison wirklich gelernt, wie man gewinnt – auf dem Eis und im Leben?

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3741821977
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

No Man's Land

Leben an der mexikanischen Grenze
Author: Francisco Cantú
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261419
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Was Francisco Cantú an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze erlebt, bringt ihn fast um den Verstand. Cantú hat Politik studiert und wollte am eigenen Leib erfahren, was an der Grenze wirklich geschieht. Als Mitglied der United States Border Patrol rettet er Verdurstende aus der Wüste, deportiert aber auch illegale Einwanderer oder erlebt, wie Familien auseinandergerissen werden. In seiner persönlichen Reportage zeigt er, was Grenzen für die Menschen wirklich bedeuten. No Man’s Land mutet wie eine Tragödie an und bildet doch die Realität wahrheitsgetreu ab, unverzerrt, grausam und zutiefst berührend.

Sie kam, sah und liebte

Roman - Seattle Chinooks 2
Author: Rachel Gibson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641069556
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Ein hinreißendes Lesevergnügen – witzig, romantisch und unglaublich sexy! Die Journalistin Jane Alcott ist klein und ausgesprochen zierlich, ihr Outfit lässt sich allenfalls als praktisch oder dezent beschreiben, zudem ist sie mit mehr als nur einer Prise Schlagfertigkeit und Sturheit gesegnet. Also genau der Typ Frau, den der gefeierte Eishockeystar Luc Martineau normalerweise keines zweiten Blickes würdigt. Nun bekommt aber ausgerechnet Jane den Auftrag, eine Saison lang exklusiv über Lucs Team zu berichten. Und bald muss Luc erkennen, wie trügerisch der erste Eindruck sein kann ...

Borderless Economics

Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism
Author: Robert Guest
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230341233
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they're known as "sea turtles"), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called "brain drain" - the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones - actually reduces global poverty *America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier.