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.

Schattenkinder

Die Betrogenen
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423707886
Category:
Page: 166
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Auch Nina ist ein verbotenes, ein Schattenkind, das es laut Gesetz als 3. Geschwisterkind nicht geben dürfte. Sie lebt unter falschem Namen in einer Internatsschule. Doch dann wird sie verhaftet. Wird sie drei andere Kinder ausliefern, um sich selbst zu retten? Ab 12.

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Roman
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426411954
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ransom Riggs' Bestseller "Die Insel der besonderen Kinder" in der Filmausgabe zur Verfilmung von Tim Burton Manche Großeltern lesen ihren Enkeln Märchen vor. Aber was Jacob von seinem Opa hörte, war etwas ganz anderes: Abraham erzählte ihm von einer Insel, auf der abenteuerlustige Kinder mit besonderen Fähigkeiten leben, und von Monstern, die auf der Suche nach ihnen sind. Erst Jahre später, als sein Großvater unter mysteriösen Umständen stirbt, erinnert Jacob sich wieder an die Schauergeschichten und entdeckt Hinweise darauf, dass es die Insel wirklich gibt. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach ihr und findet sich in einer Welt wieder, in der die Zeit stillsteht und er die ungewöhnlichsten Freundschaften schließt, die man sich vorstellen kann. Doch auch die Ungeheuer sind höchst real – und sie sind ihm gefolgt ...

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.”

Danny oder die Fasanenjagd


Author: Roald Dahl,Sybil Schönfeldt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866158139
Category:
Page: 210
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Im Wald Fasanen zu jagen, ist verboten. Danny und sein Vater denken sich ein paar schlaue Tricks aus, wie sie die Vögel trotzdem fangen und die grimmigen Wildhüter überlisten können.

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.

Der große Schlaf


Author: Raymond Chandler (Kriminalschriftsteller)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257261066
Category:
Page: 356
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Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641095158
Category: History
Page: 864
View: 2339

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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.

Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte


Author: Vereinte Nationen
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 500064137X
Category: Law
Page: 8
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Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte (A/RES/217, UN-Doc. 217/A-(III)), auch: Deklaration der Menschenrechte oder UN-Menschenrechtscharta oder kurz AEMR, ist das ausdrückliche Bekenntnis der Vereinten Nationen zu den allgemeinen Grundsätzen der Menschenrechte. Es wurde am 10. Dezember 1948 von der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen im Palais de Chaillot in Paris genehmigt und verkündet.