Erscheinungsdatum: 05.04.2017, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: One of the Finest . . ., Titelzusatz: World War II Service and U.S. Navy Career of, Autor: Samsot, Robert D., Verlag: Xlibris, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Military // General, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 128, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag, Gewicht: 364 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
My best friend made a deal with the devil....I now run The Supernatural Dating Agency, a discreet section of Withernsea's finest matchmaking service. Yeah, I'll do all the work while Shelley makes babies with her gorgeous vampire husband. It's not like I've anything better to do anyway. My ex is now a newly turned vamp struggling to accept he can no longer admire his own reflection, and I don't care what Ebony "sees", Kim is not about to date a wolf; he has better hair than I do. Then Lucy Fir, fresh from the gates of guarding Hell, decides she wants me to find her a boyfriend. He'll need to be a knight in shining inflammable armor with her temper. Can I find her a date, or is my new career damned before it's even started?Welcome to Withernsea and the Supernatural Dating Agency, for listeners of Michelle Rowen, Gerry Bartlett, and Michele Bardsley who like their humor to have bite.Buy A Devil of a Date if you like your romance...hot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Doll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152605/bk_acx0_152605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot ever to serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history. For the navy's search-and-rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. His finest hour came during the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979, in which 25 yachts were lost. When a catastrophic storm enveloped the competitors he and his crew pushed their Wessex helicopter to its absolute limits and put their own lives at risk, flying into hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from heaving, tempestuous seas. An investiture at Buckingham Palace with her majesty the queen was the result. Being a rescue pilot is fast paced because there is no choice. Lives are at stake, and pilots must move and think fast. Jerry Grayson's inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny, but also very poignant, Jerry's story is not an account of just one man's deeds - it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023393/bk_adbl_023393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"The most clever plot twist of the year."-Washington Post"I nominate Kate Moore, the protagonist of Chris Pavone's sizzling new thriller The Paris Diversion, for patron saint of working wives and mothers everywhere."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review"The Paris Diversion is the best espionage novel I've read this year. Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful, this is Pavone's finest novel to date-and that's saying something."-Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once"Deliciously twisty . . . This involving work has been skillfully engineered for maximum reader enjoyment."-The Wall Street JournalFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems-and that it involves her familyAmerican expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her rounds of chores, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular café: a leisurely start to a normal day, St-Germain-des-Prés.Across the Seine, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, wondering why his police escort just departed, and frustrated that his cell service has cut out, Hunter has important calls to make, not all of them technically legal.And on the nearby rue de Rivoli, Mahmoud Khalid climbs out of an electrician's van and elbows his way into the crowded courtyard of the world's largest museum. He sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker.That's when people start to scream.Everyone has big plans for the day. Dexter is going to make a small fortune, finally digging himself out of a deep financial hole, via an extremely risky investment. Hunter is going to make a huge fortune, with a major corporate acquisition that will send his company's stock soaring. Kate has less ambitious plans: preparations for tonight's dinner party-one of those homemaker obligations she still hasn't embraced, even after a half-decade of this life-and an uneventful workday at the Paris Substation, the clandestine cadre of operatives that she's been running, not entirely successfully, increasingly convinced that every day could be the last of her career. But every day is also a fresh chance to prove her own relevance, never more so than during today's momentous events.And Mahmoud? He is planning to die today. And he won't be the only one.
With dashing originality and in prose that sings like an entire choir of sirens, Cynthia Ozick relates the life and times of her most compelling fictional creation. Ruth Puttermesser lives in New York City. Her learning is monumental. Her love life is minimal (she prefers pouring through Plato to romping with married Morris Rappoport). And her fantasies have a disconcerting tendency to come true - with disastrous consequences for what we laughably call 'reality.' Puttermesser yearns for a daughter and promptly creates one, unassisted, in the form of the first recorded female golem. Laboring in the dusty crevices of the civil service, she dreams of reforming the city - and manages to get herself elected mayor. Puttermesser contemplates the afterlife and is hurtled into it headlong, only to discover that a paradise found is also paradise lost. Overflowing with ideas, lambent with wit, The Puttermesser Papers is a tour de force by one of our most visionary novelists. 'The finest achievement of Ozick's career... It has all the buoyant integrity of a Chagall painting.' -San Francisco Chronicle 'Fanciful, poignant... so intelligent, so finely expressed that, like its main character, it remains endearing, edifying, a spark of light in the gloom.' -The New York Times 'A crazy delight.' -The New York Time Book Review
This is an important collection of pioneering essays penned by the late Simon Walker, a highly respected historian of late medieval England. One of the finest scholars of his generation, Walker's writing is lucid, inspirational, and has permanently enriched our understanding of the period. The eleven essays featured here examine themes such as kingship, lordship, warfare and sanctity. There are specific studies on subjects such as the changing fortunes of the family of Sir Richard Abberbury; Yorkshire's Justices of the Peace; the service of medieval man-at-arms, Janico Dartasso; Richard II's views on kingship, political saints, and an investigation of rumour, sedition and popular protest in the reign of Henry IV. An introduction by G.L. Harriss looks back across Walker's career, and discusses the historiographical context of his work. Both the new and previously published pieces here will be essential reading for those working on the late medieval period.
Did you know that 2013 is the 80th anniversary of Harry Johnson's death in 1933? Did you know that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Harry Craddock's death in 1963? Well, now you do. To properly celebrate the lives and the body of work that the two Harrys left as their legacy, cocktail detectives Miler and Brown present the amazing lives and turbulent lives that surround bar legends Harry John and Harry Craddock. Seen in a whole new light, the authors present the never-before-disclosed stories of of both men and some of the people that affected their lives and shared their experiences. Tribute and recipes created in their honour by some of the world's finest mixologists plus walking tours of Craddock's and Johnson's New York and London haunts complete this anniversary experience. Why a book about Johnson and Craddock? Why are these guys so important? Both of these gentlemen lived and worked in uncertain times. Their personal and professional existences were sculpted by extreme, world-changing events and the public attitudes that arose because of them. Johnson wrote, in 1888, the expanded edition of his Bartenders' Manual the first cocktail book that documented both a Martini and a Marguerite recipe. His volume was also the first to provide a detailed plan for opening, staffing, and operating a bar, one that is as viable today as it was over 125 years ago. His career was shaped and flourished just as state liquor laws and suffragettes pushed the USA toward temperance and prohibition. His personal life was marked by Americans' anti-German prejudices during the First World War. Yet he provided the industry with all the wisdom he gained from decades of experience dedicating himself to 'running a good place'. Craddock turned London on its cocktail ears when he took his post as head bartender in 1923 at the Savoy Hotel's American Bar. Compiler of the famed Savoy Cocktail Book, Craddock chronicled what was served to royalty, film stars, theatrical and literary greats, politicians, and captains of industry at this A-lister establishment. As one of the founders of the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild, forerunner to the International Bartenders Association, Craddock helped establish standards for service and drinks-making that elevated the profession. With The Deans of Drink: The Amazing Lives & Turbulent Times of Bar Legends Harry Johnson & Harry Craddock as Seen in a New Light, Miller and Brown set the record straight, quashing a number of long-held myths about these men and contributing another body of knowledge to the deeply fascinating history of the bartending profession-the men and women who oiled the wheels of politics, society, and civilization in general.