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Trading in Danger (eBook, ePUB)
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"Filled with fast-paced action and well-conceived characters."-Booklist Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father's only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining the family business. For Ky, it's no contest: Even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can't hold a candle to shipping out as an officer aboard an interstellar cruiser. It's adventure, not commerce, that stirs her soul. And despite her family's misgivings, there can be no doubt that a Vatta in the service will prove a valuable asset. But with a single error in judgment, it all comes crumbling down. Expelled from the Academy in disgrace-and returning home to her humiliated family, a storm of high-profile media coverage, and the gaping void of her own future-Ky is ready to face the inevitable onslaught of anger, disappointment, even pity. But soon after opportunity's door slams shut, Ky finds herself with a ticket to ride- and a shot at redemption-as captain of a Vatta Transport ship. It's a simple assignment: escorting one of the Vatta fleet's oldest ships on its final voyage . . . to the scrapyard. But keeping it simple has never been Ky's style. And even though her father has provided a crew of seasoned veterans to baby-sit the fledgling captain on her maiden milk run, they can't stop Ky from turning the routine mission into a risky venture-in the name of turning a profit for Vatta Transport, of course. By snapping up a lucrative delivery contract defaulted on by a rival company, and using part of the proceeds to upgrade her condemned vehicle, Ky aims to prove she's got more going for her than just her family's famous name. But business will soon have to take a backseat to bravery, when Ky's change of plans sails her and the crew straight into the middle of a colonial war. For all her commercial savvy, it's her military training and born-soldier's instincts that Ky will need to call on in the face of deadly combat, dangerous mercenaries, and violent mutiny. . . . "Compelling . . . a superior novel . . . Trading in Danger [has] originality and intelligence."-SciFi

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Trading in Danger (eBook, ePUB)
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"Filled with fast-paced action and well-conceived characters."-Booklist Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father's only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining the family business. For Ky, it's no contest: Even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can't hold a candle to shipping out as an officer aboard an interstellar cruiser. It's adventure, not commerce, that stirs her soul. And despite her family's misgivings, there can be no doubt that a Vatta in the service will prove a valuable asset. But with a single error in judgment, it all comes crumbling down. Expelled from the Academy in disgrace-and returning home to her humiliated family, a storm of high-profile media coverage, and the gaping void of her own future-Ky is ready to face the inevitable onslaught of anger, disappointment, even pity. But soon after opportunity's door slams shut, Ky finds herself with a ticket to ride- and a shot at redemption-as captain of a Vatta Transport ship. It's a simple assignment: escorting one of the Vatta fleet's oldest ships on its final voyage . . . to the scrapyard. But keeping it simple has never been Ky's style. And even though her father has provided a crew of seasoned veterans to baby-sit the fledgling captain on her maiden milk run, they can't stop Ky from turning the routine mission into a risky venture-in the name of turning a profit for Vatta Transport, of course. By snapping up a lucrative delivery contract defaulted on by a rival company, and using part of the proceeds to upgrade her condemned vehicle, Ky aims to prove she's got more going for her than just her family's famous name. But business will soon have to take a backseat to bravery, when Ky's change of plans sails her and the crew straight into the middle of a colonial war. For all her commercial savvy, it's her military training and born-soldier's instincts that Ky will need to call on in the face of deadly combat, dangerous mercenaries, and violent mutiny. . . . "Compelling . . . a superior novel . . . Trading in Danger [has] originality and intelligence."-SciFi

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Unlocking Darkness , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 354min
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USA Today best-selling author Kennedy Layne brings you the thrilling conclusion to the Keys to Love series that will leave you wondering...who can you truly trust?  Mitch Kendall was welcomed home after 16 years by a murder investigation that plagued every member of his family. He wanted the dark cloud lifted that hung over his return, so he did the only thing he could - he called in a favor from an old friend.  Allie Delaney spent most of her adult life building her career as a special investigator solving cold cases for the New York Police Department. She loves her city and would never consider leaving the bright lights, but she was willing to take a well-deserved vacation to pay back an old friend.  While Mitch and Allie work together to hunt down a rural serial killer, their attraction spirals out of control. As they begin to mix business with an intense pleasure, they draw nearer to a malevolence that has been secreted away for over a decade. They might find themselves wishing the sins of the past had stayed buried when the evil in the darkness reaches out for them.  Series description: Their homecoming wasn't so welcoming. Four brothers and one sister each gave 12 years of their lives to serve their country and fulfill their family's legacy of service. As each of them return to their home of record, they weren't prepared for what awaited them - an unforgivable sin that has been hidden for 12 long years. Secrets and lies are concealed in the dark shadows of the very town they were raised in, and the Kendall family will have no choice but to rely on one another to unravel the sinister evil that they all hold the keys to unlock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bittner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050522/bk_adbl_050522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Diplomatic Tales: Stories from a Foreign Servic...
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Diplomatic Tales: Stories from a Foreign Service Career and One Family's Adventures Abroad ab 8.49 EURO

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Shakespeare's Cheshire and Lancashire Connectio...
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Shakespeare's Cheshire and Lancashire Connection and his Tangled Family Web by Carol Curt Enos takes Ernst Honigmann's Shakespeare: the Lost Years to a more comprehensive and detailed level in its search for evidence that William Shakespeare spent his late teen years in the homes of Catholic holdouts in Lancashire, proof that he, too, at great risk, clung to the Catholic religion. Enos focuses on Mary Arden Shakespeare's distant Arderne relatives scattered throughout Lancashire and Cheshire, detailing their hitherto unexplored ties to powerful Catholic families: Stanley (Earls of Derby), Fitton, Hoghton, Hesketh, Gerard, Leigh, and many more. Shakespeare is known to have begun his professional theater career in Lancashire with Ferdinando Stanley around 1590, a logical sequel to his earlier service in the homes of two powerful Catholics, Alexander Hoghton and Sir Thomas Hesketh, in the early 1580s. In this scenario, Shakespeare would have been at the heart of the Catholic mission in England with seminary and Jesuit missionary priests, notably Edmund Campion and Robert Persons, smuggled into the country to perpetuate the Catholic faith. Extensive, detailed genealogy tables display and clarify the complicated intermarriages of these Catholic families uncovering several new Shakespeare/Lancashire connections: 1) Edward Alleyn, a nephew of Sir Thomas Hesketh, 2) John Gerard, Jesuit priest, served by John Fulwood, stepbrother of Mary Arden, 3) John Arderne, valued servant of both Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby and his son, Ferdinando Stanley, 4) William Leveson and Thomas Savage, Globe Theater trustees, probably acquainted with Shakespeare in the 1580s, 5) Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton's family relationship to Shakespeare, 6) The Park Hall Ardens' family ties to Robert Devereux, 7) The Park Hall Ardens' family ties to Richard Neville who claimed Westmorland title, 8) Shakespeare's family's involvement in Catholic plots against the

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The Lonely War
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In the summer of 2009, as she was covering the popular uprisings in Tehran for the New York Times , Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi received a phone call. They have given your photo to snipers,' a government source warned her. Soon after, with undercover agents closing in, Fathi fled the country with her husband and two children, beginning a life of exile.In The Lonely War , Fathi interweaves her story with that of the country she left behind, showing how Iran is locked in a battle between hardliners and reformers that dates back to the country's 1979 revolution. Fathi was nine years old when that uprising replaced the Iranian shah with a radical Islamic regime. Her father, an official at a government ministry, was fired for wearing a necktie and knowing English to support his family he was forced to labour in an orchard hundreds of miles from Tehran. At the same time, the family's destitute, uneducated housekeeper was able to retire and purchase a modern apartment,all because her family supported the new regime.As Fathi shows, changes like these caused decades of inequality,especially for the poor and for women,to vanish overnight. Yet a new breed of tyranny took its place, as she discovered when she began her journalistic career. Fathi quickly confronted the upper limits of opportunity for women in the new Iran and earned the enmity of the country's ruthless intelligence service. But while she and many other Iranians have fled for the safety of the West, millions of their middleclass countrymen,many of them the same people whom the regime once lifted out of poverty,continue pushing for more personal freedoms and a renewed relationship with the outside world.Drawing on over two decades of reporting and extensive interviews with both ordinary Iranians and high-level officials before and since her departure, Fathi describes Iran's awakening alongside her own, revealing how moderates are steadily retaking the country.

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2000 Questions for Grandparents
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Unlocking your family's hidden history has never been easier, with this ultimate guide to family history interviews. This book will teach you how to prepare for, conduct, and learn from interviews with family members. Includes 2000 useful, creative questions to get your relatives' fascinating memories and thoughts flowing on such topics as: childhood life; previous generations; world events; outlook on life; love, marriage, and family; career and hobbies; spirituality and politics; likes and dislikes; travels and migrations; military service; and more!

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis
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Volume 6 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, spanning the five crucial years before 1861, chronicles Davis' last year as secretary of war and his return to the Senate, capstone of his long career of public service to the United States. Volume 6 includes 116 letters printed in full with annotation, a calendar of over 6,000 items, and summaries of 53 recently discovered documents dating from 1845 through 1855, as well as illustrations and maps prepared especially for the volume. Davis' correspondence and his final report to Franklin Pierce mirror the concerns of his last months as head of the War Department-turmoil in Kansas, protection of western settlements, construction of the Washington Aqueduct, the Capitol extension and new dome, surveys for the Pacific Railroad, Indian relations, the camel experiment, army reorganization, and advances in weaponry. All these issues followed Davis to the Senate in March, 1857, but other questions soon claimed equal attention. As debates on abolition, state rights, fugitive slaves, and slavery in the territories became more frequent and more divisive, Davis found himself a major spokesman for his region. He was caught up in the momentous events testing the nation during James Buchanan's administration: 'bleeding Kansas,' Preston Brook's attack on Charles Sumner, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, the 1860 Democratic conventions, the election of a Republican president, and the secession of South Carolina. He debated at length with Stephen A. Douglas and others over 'squatter sovereignty' and offered his own resolutions on the relations of states as the basis for the Democratic platform in 1860. Personal correspondence gives revealing word pictures of Varina Davis and the children, the family's sojourn in New England during the Summer of 1858, disastrous flooding at Brierfield in 1859, and Davis' persistent, debilitating illnesses. Volume 6 covers fateful years for the nation and for Jefferson Davis, a man moving toward a destiny that he is both creating and hoping to avoid.

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Dodging Dandelions
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'Dodging Dandelions' is a memoir from first-time author Ron Richards. The story is a feelings-filled male perspective on a family's ability to remain positive despite, at times, seemingly insurmountable challenges that revolve around cancer and the struggles that come with trying to manage a child who is severely mentally ill. The book recounts how a husband, and his family, chose to travel the high road through multiple bouts with breast cancer; a daughter who regularly spirals out-of-control; and his two episodes with kidney cancer. In the opening chapters, Ron and his wife, Sara, deal with her initial breast cancer diagnosis when she is only 30 years old. After a six-year remission, the disease re-appears and causes another round of treatments. That occurs as their adopted daughter is only a year old and it's becoming apparent she has significant behavioral/emotional issues. As she ages, her behavior becomes increasingly abnormal and by the time she turns seven, she is hospitalized and placed on a significant regime of medicines. As time passes, her behavior continues to deteriorate and she ends up hospitalized in locked, psychiatric facilities for virtually all of her high school years. After her first recurrence, Sara's cancer remains in remission for nearly 11 years before the disease returns with a vengeance, tumors filling her liver to the point that she may not survive. An intense round of chemotherapy saves her life. Just as the eight months of chemo are coming to a close, and the couple is looking forward to time away from cancer and medical care, a coincidental ultrasound finds that Ron has a cancerous tumor in his left kidney. The disease is treated surgically and his left kidney is removed. After he recovers, the couple enjoys a few months respite from the disease but is jolted back to the cancer world when a scan shows Sara has tumors in her brain. As he considers their situation, Ron decides to change careers to serve as Sara's primary caregiver. While that allows him to be with his failing wife on a daily basis the final 3+ years of her life, the reality is that his new career provides only a fraction of their previous income. The resulting financial strain compounds the stresses of Sara's cancer in ways the couple could never have imagined. As this is happening, their daughter remains locked away in psychiatric care and the family wrestles with the mental anguish of dealing with a family member who has severe mental illness. As months pass, Sara has additional treatments and procedures and finally ends up having surgery to remove the most troublesome tumor in her brain. The surgery seemingly goes well but she loses her swallowing function, resulting in Ron feeding her four times a day through a stomach tube for the final 11 months of her life. Through it all, Sara never wavers in her commitment to 'be the best patient I can be,' and she - and the family - remains positive to the very end. As her 22-plus-year breast cancer battle comes quietly to an end, the family plans and conducts a memorial service that proves to be a testament to the lives she touched as more than 300 people fill the church sanctuary for a standing-room-only service. Throughout the book, Richards offers a genuine and honest husband's point-of-view that is filled with feeling and emotion on a level rarely seen from a male perspective. He openly shares what he learned as he negotiated his way through the disbelief, fear, anger, sadness and uncertainty he faced time and again as his wife was losing her battle and he attempted to remain upbeat and positive as he kept the family together.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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