Abe slid a manila envelope across the table. 'You will go into Cairo as a buyer for a leather company in southwestern Virginia. I am sending a man with you. He will help you find what you need. Remember, he is not your bodyguard. He can only help.' Right on cue, our waiter re-appeared, and I was introduced to him. Pete Simon didn't plan on spending his twilight years as a globe-trotting spy, but when he and his friend Tyne Colson set up a website devoted to categorizing and tracking suspicious Islamic groups in their area, they find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure. Despite their age, Pete and Tyne are devoted patriots who will stop at nothing to help protect their country. Tyne stays behind to track the movements of the groups at home, and Pete sets off to trace the origins of the cells. On a whirlwind chase through Israel, Afghanistan, Cairo, and Pakistan, Pete unearths a plot that will have far-reaching implications. They may have discovered The Enemy Next Door, but will they be able to stop them in time?
Robert L. Boyer is a native Detroiter. After serving in the United States Army for two years, he was honorably discharged, but was notified that he had been laid off from his job as a city bus driver. He was soon recalled to work, but in the sanitation department. Boyer saw this as an opportunity to enroll in night school at Highland Park Junior College in order to better himself. He soon transferred to Wayne State University where he acquired a bachelor?s degree in sociology, with which he began a career in social casework. He went on to earn his master?s degree from the college of education. He changed careers and went to work for General Motors where he was employed for nearly twenty-seven years. He retired as manager of Southeast Michigan Regional Benefit Centers. He is a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Detroit where he teaches Sunday school and serves on the Board of Trustees.
Integrating Psychosocial and Spiritual Realities in Living
Author: Euckay U. Onyeizugbo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Wholeness is a process that encompasses all that we are as humans-in-interaction. The contemporary human is in a great deal of psychological distress. As a result, people do all sorts of extreme things to ease the tension. For instance, some become hedonistic with inordinate desires for drugs (alcohol, tranquilizers, etc.), food, and sex; whereas some become fanatical in their belief system, including religious beliefs, with tendency toward externality. The extent that the human person succeeds in integrating the physical, psychosocial and spiritual domain is the extent that humanity evolves to a higher level of consciousness whereby the individual being at peace with oneself, reaches out creatively and assertively to neighbours, and to the larger world that encompasses humans and the natural order in harmony.
Das Geschenk einer späten Freundschaft – eine wichtige neue Erzählstimme aus Afrika Hortensia und Marion sind Nachbarinnen. Eine ist schwarz, eine weiß. Beide blicken auf beeindruckende Karrieren zurück. Ihre gegenseitige Abneigung pflegen sie mit viel Eifer, aber was wissen sie wirklich voneinander? „Yewande Omotoso bietet aufregende neue Einsichten. Das ästhetische und politische Engagement in ihrem Roman ist sichtbar in dem tiefen Mitgefühl, das sie ihren Heldinnen entgegenbringt. Obwohl sie deren Ansichten, Verfehlungen und heimliche Sehnsüchte kompromisslos offenlegt, erzählt sie in ihrer wunderschönen, fast heiteren Sprache von dem Recht auf einen individuellen Lebensentwurf unabhängig von Herkunft und Hautfarbe.“ Chris Abani, Autor von „Graceland“ "Yewande Omotoso erinnert an Nadine Gordimer. Sie untersucht die Geographie der Nähe, die die großen Kräfteverhältnisse im Kleinen abbildet." Times Literary Supplement "Voller Charme und verspielter Energie - und doch lauert die Geschichte der Kolonialherrschaft und der Sklaverei im Hintergrund." Herald Scotland
Viele Menschen glauben, dass die Gründe, die sie daran hindern, erfolgreich zu sein, in ihrer Umwelt zu finden sind. Aber in Wirklichkeit steckt der größte Feind in jedem von uns selbst: unser Ego. Es macht uns blind für unsere Fehler, verhindert, dass wir aus ihnen lernen, und hemmt unsere Entwicklung. Denn gerade in Zeiten, in denen die schamlose Selbstdarstellung in sozialen Netzwerken oder im Reality-TV eine Selbstverständlichkeit ist, liegt die wahre Herausforderung in der Idee, weniger Zeit in das Erzählen der eigenen Größe zu stecken und stattdessen die wirklich wichtigen Missionen des Lebens zu meistern. Mit einer Fülle an Beispielen aus Literatur, Philosophie und Geschichte zeigt Ryan Holiday eindrucksvoll und praxisnah, wie die Überwindung des eigenen Egos zum unnachahmlichen Erfolg verhilft. Bewaffnet mit den Erkenntnissen aus diesem Buch kann sich jeder seinem größten Feind stellen – dem eigenen Ego.
"Malae is like a young Nelson Algren or Richard Wright, one of those writers who can hit with both hands." —Russell Banks By way of Italy, the Felice family puts down new roots in Southern California, settling into a grand Victorian home and buying a share of the great American Dream. But for their five, first-generation children, an idyllic childhood didn’t quite translate into success and happiness. Rather, the pressures of living up to expectations drove a wide rift through the family. After decades apart, the five siblings find themselves together again at their ailing mother’s bedside, caught in a deadlocked feud over her hospice care. Into the morass steps Murron Teinetoa, one of their bastard children, who carries an idealistic hope of finally fitting in among her estranged relatives. In an interweaving narrative, Malae portrays the Felices in their formative years of the fifties; he excavates the personal lives of the siblings in the eighties and nineties; and he follows Murron in the present as she raises her son as a single mother. A powerful and fiery multi-generational story, Our Frail Blood captures the beauty and horror, the strength and fragility, the selfishness and love comprising the threads of familial bonds.
The Enemy of My Enemy (Brainrush 2) became the Amazon #1 Top Rated (best reviewed) Mystery/Thriller, AND the #1 Top Rated Action/Adventure within one month of its release. It maintained the #1 or #2 slots for 10 straight months. Bestselling author Richard Bard returns with his highly-rated Brainrush thriller series, pitting hero Jake Bronson against his jihadist nemesis--and a new bioweapon that threatens the soul of every mother in America. When a freak accident gave Jake Bronson near-superhuman mental powers and landed his loved ones in the crosshairs of an Islamic terrorist, the only way out was with guns blazing. But Jake was unable to put a stop to his nightmares or his murderous nemesis, Luciano Battista, in that ferocious Afghan mountains showdown. Now the terror czar and his minions have brought the fight to American soil--along with the most terrifying bioweapon that has ever threatened the free world. They demand vengeance, and Jake's family and friends are caught in the crossfire. From California's beaches and Mexico's deserts to the depths of a raging underground river and the treacherous Venezuelan jungle, Jake and his unlikely alliance of combat veterans and gangsters wage a rolling war of wits, weapons, and indomitable will--to rescue those they love, to save America from extinction, and to stop a madman's bid for global conquest dead in its tracks. An “international thriller with soul.” Ideal reading for fans of Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Marcus Sakey, Michael Grumley, Brad Thor, Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Vince Flynn.
Ael t' Rlailiiu is a noble and dangerous Romulan Commander. But when the Romulans kidnap Vulcans to genetically harness their mind power, Ael decides on treason. Captain Kirk, her old enemy, joins her in a secret pact to destroy the research laboratory and free the captive Vulcans. When the Romulans discover their plan, the Neutral Zone seethes with schemes and counter-schemes, sabotage and war
Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.
Cyrla's neighbors have begun to whisper. Her cousin, Anneke, is pregnant and has passed the rigorous exams for admission to the Lebensborn, a maternity home for girls carrying German babies. But Anneke's soldier has disappeared, and Lebensborn babies are only ever released to their father's custody-- or taken away. A note is left under the mat. Someone knows that Cyrla, sent from Poland years before for safekeeping with her Dutch relatives, is Jewish. The Nazis are imposing more and more restrictions; she won't be safe there for long. And then in the space of an afternoon, life falls apart. Cyrla must choose between certain discovery in her cousin's home and taking Anneke's place in the Lebensborn--Cyrla and Anneke are nearly identical. If she takes refuge in the enemy's lair, can Cyrla fool the doctors, nurses, guards, and other mothers-to-be? Can she escape before they discover she is not who she claims? Mining a lost piece of history, Sara Young takes us deep into the lives of women living in the worst of times. Part love story and part elegy for the terrible choices we must often make to survive, MY ENEMY'S CRADLE keens for what we lose in war and sings for the hope we sometimes find.
In Syria, a downed American pilot from a powerful political family becomes a pawn in a sinister international conspiracy. A brilliant Syrian general has orchestrated a plan to make his country a feared nuclear power and to unite the entire Middle East against its hated twin adversaries: America and Israel. To stop the threat, daring covert agent Jack Cole must convince the alluring, enigmatic Layla Gemayel to help him infiltrate the terrorist plot before it engulfs the region in chaos--and leaves the free world at the mercy of a madman….
The Lawrences were newcomers to the town. Nobody knew much about them. Old Mr Lawrence was seventy and had had a stroke which deprived him of his powers of speech, and he was being looked after by his daughter-in-law. This much Lucy Summers was aware of when she went round to the house for her first appointment as his physiotherapist. What she was not prepared for was the shock of seeing the old man sitting in his wheelchair in the garden desperately trying to steal the crusts off the bird-table with his good hand. Is old Mr Lawrence simply senile? Or is he being systematically starved to death by his neat and civil daughter-in-law? You don’t get a straight answer to a question like that, so Lucy enlists the aid of Geoff Harris, one of the local GPs. He has a word with the district nurse, and the local Social Services are deployed under the wilfully independent generalship of Mrs Chandler, who finds young Mrs Lawrence such a nice client. And then there’s a regrettable holiday accident and the questions the town finds to ask about the Lawrence family are only just beginning . . . Josephine Bell is a past-master at the art of conveying something evil nurturing itself behind, and indeed on, the bureaucratic routine of her small town life, as Health Service talks to Social Service and local vicar’s wife speculates to local estate agent’s wife and local newspaper man snuffs the air. The result is a deadly tale in this popular author’s most sharply observant vein. “Miss Bell’s cool, clinical style is a delight.” Sunday Times
Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.
The book consists of three volumes of poetry, originally written as separate books. The first is First Reflections, with sections named Memories, Family, Animals, Places, Diseases, and Fun. The second volume is Vietnam Junkyard, the story of his Vietnam tour of duty in 1971-1972. It is written as an extended prose-poem divided in chapters. The first chapter is set in on an atoll in in the central Pacific where he served as a Ground Safety and Explosive Disposal officer for the ABM missile test range. The second chapter is a flashback of the events of his life to that date. The effects of his Vietnam experience on his life since are shown. The third volume is Millennial Meditations, a commentary on the meaning of the new millennium, and reactions to the 911 tragedy.
The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.
Gesellschaftskritisches Drama Mit Biografie Des Autors
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Ein Volksfeind ist ein gesellschaftskritisches Drama des norwegischen Schriftstellers Henrik Ibsen aus dem Jahr 1882. Leitmotive sind Wahrheit und Freiheit sowie Mehrheit und Recht. Besonders beanstandet Ibsen die öffentliche Meinung, die oft als Wahrheit akzeptiert werde. Er schrieb Ein Volksfeind als Antwort auf die Kritik an seinen Dramen Nora oder Ein Puppenheim und Gespenster. Beide wurden zu seiner Zeit als skandalös betrachtet, da sich Ibsen gegen die herrschenden Konventionen wandte. Ibsens letztes Gesellschaftsdrama Ein Volksfeind hatte, wie von ihm erwartet, trotz des brisanten Themas beim Publikum und der Theaterkritik Erfolg und wird auch heute noch häufig aufgeführt und als Schullektüre eingesetzt. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und "Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im "Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und großes psychologisches Einfühlungsvermögen.
The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe that has made significant contributions in each period from the ice age to the information age. 20,000 first printing.