Short stories about 222 railway stations in Africa, Asia and Oceania
Author: Richard Deiss
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Dieses Taschenbuch enthält Anekdoten, Trivia und interessante Fakten zu 222 Bahnhöfen in Afrika, Asien und Ozeanien. This pocket book contains short stories, anecdiotes and trivia about 222 railway stations in Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Short stories about 222 plus 2 stations in Germany
Author: Richard Deiss
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This is the English language edition of the pocketbook `Palast der tausend Winde ́, which has short stories, anecdotes, and interesting facts about 222 railway stations in Germany. For all rail enthusiasts.
Trivia and anecdotes on 222 railway stations in Europe
Author: Richard Deiss
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book contains anecdotes, trivia and interesting facts on 222 railway stations in Europe, from Amsterdam to Ankara and Lisbon to Helsinki. Das Bahnhofsbuch in englischer Sprache enthält Anekdoten und interessante Fakten zu 222 Bahnhöfen in Europa.
Short stories about 222 train stations of the Americas, from Alaska to the Land of Fire
Author: Richard Deiss
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Dieses Taschenbuch enthält kleine Geschichten und Anekdoten zu 222 Bahnhöfen des amerikanischen Kontinents - von Alaska bis Feuerland. This pocket book contains short stories and anecdotes about 222 railway stations of the Americas, from Alaska to the Land of Fire.
Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember
Author: John McCain
Publisher: Random House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. Among the heroes of exemplary character we meet are • Pat Tillman, whose patriotism obliged him to leave the riches and celebrity of the NFL for a soldier’s life in defense of his country • Winston Churchill, who, in a renowned eighteen-word remark, counseled schoolboys to “never give up” • the Catholic priest in Auschwitz who offered to take a condemned man’s place • a nun, formerly a comfortable Beverly Hills housewife, who works with prisoners in Mexico’s worst jails • George Washington, whose wisdom and hard-earned self-control helped him survive the chaos of war Character Is Destiny is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies. Praise for Character Is Destiny “An eclectic collection of heroes . . . [John McCain] will be remembered in a volume like this some day.”—The Washington Post Book World “Uplifting . . . inspiring . . . The lessons of these people’s lives are as relevant to adults as to children.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “McCain can surprise you, and Character Is Destiny surprises in the diversity of its cast.”—Houston Chronicle “McCain has made a declaration of values that liberals can embrace as readily as conservatives.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the glaciers of Spitsbergen to the palaces of Oman, this is an unlikely journey by an unassuming Liverpool boy who spent much of his career rising, to his surprise, through MI6, when not indulging his passion for rock-climbing.
He was Clear Blue Lou, perfect master of the Clear Blue Way, at one with the law of muscle, sun, wind and water governing Aquaria. She was Sunshine Sue, always in a hurry in a world that was too slow, Queen of Word of Mouth. Their meeting had been arranged - but by whom? and why? Beyond the beginning of where the world ended, beyond the highest peaks of its primeval majesty, lay a radio active hell and the lairs of the black sorcerers, the Spacers. The black scientists had not forgotten man's old dream of touching the stars: they wanted the Age of Space reborn. But they needed a little help.
This book is about a Holy Mountain, holy to indigenous Christians of the Middle East and the Orient who still use the language of Jesus. It is about monks who once lived on this mountain and pioneered the Silk Road, it is about a modern mission to counter the crisis in Iraq, Syria and Turkey that is terrorizing this religious minority.
Borne and Trieste are young lovers from radically different backgrounds, on a world shaped by mysterious entities known as the Guardians. These guides established a stable and prosperous path for humanity to follow, but are now gone, and the world faces its greatest crisis in history -- a catastrophic volcanic eruption has led to famine, disease, and war. Borne is wounded on the field of battle and struggles to survive. Trieste, torn in multiple directions, must choose between following her heart and following her sense of duty. And the leading adherents of the Guardians struggle to keep global society from collapsing entirely.
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2015 Magisterial in scope, this dual biography examines two complex lives that began alike but ended on opposite sides of the century’s greatest conflict. Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, born less than a year apart, lived so close to each other that Riefenstahl could see into Dietrich’s Berlin apartment. Coming of age at the dawn of the Weimar Republic, both sought fame in Germany’s burgeoning motion picture industry. While Dietrich’s depiction of Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel catapulted her to Hollywood stardom, Riefenstahl—who missed out on the part—insinuated herself into Hitler’s inner circle to direct groundbreaking if infamous Nazi propaganda films, like Triumph of the Will. Dietrich, who toured tirelessly with the USO, could never truly go home again; Riefenstahl could never shake her Nazi past. Acclaimed German historian Karin Wieland examines these lives within the vicious crosscurrents of a turbulent century, evoking piercing insights into "the modern era’s most difficult questions, about illusion and mass intoxication, art and truth, courage and capitulation" (New Yorker).
THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the central themes and great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text’s trademark wit are all evident throughout. The strong historical narrative is highlighted by focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and special features such as “Makers of America”, “Examining the Evidence”, and “Thinking Globally”. Also available in the following split options: Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22), ISBN: 9781285193304; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-41), ISBN: 9781285193311. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Destiny's Journey is a memoir reconstructed partly from notebooks that Döblin kept from the time he worked in the French Ministry of Information in the spring of 1940 and partly written without notes in Los Angeles where he took refuge during the Second World War. It tells the personal and generational story of the flight of Jewish and anti-Nazi intellectuals from Europe to America, their fear and frustration, isolation, and inability to work. Döblin’s story differs from that of other Jewish intellectuals and artists in that his family converts to Catholicism in Los Angeles. Unlike most of them, he returns to Europe as an officer with the French forces and works on denazifying German literature. The conversion narrative bridges the departure from and return to Europe. To critic John Simon, “the latter part of the book often reads like a shrill piece of Christian homiletics. But even this is not without interest, as it traces the transformation of an anarchic outsider into a dogmatic insider.” “The first part of ‘Destiny's Journey’ [about] Döblin's departure from Paris [in] 1940... is magisterial: acidly observed, saturated in telling detail, grimly comic and harrowing... with an exemplary introduction by Peter Demetz... an important, nourishing book” — John Simon, The New York Times
Based on Tom Block’s non-fiction study of the cross pollination between Jewish and Islamic mysticism (published as Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity, Fons Vitae, 2010), The Fool Returns is a page turning, spiritual thriller based on fact. The Fool Returns centers on the idea that medieval Jewish thinkers discovered the underlying impetus for current political issues between Jews and Muslims in the Biblical story of Isaac and Ishmael (Genesis 21). They set a 500-year quest in motion, which was coming to fruition in 1992, when a NY bartender (Bill) had a card made from human bone thrown into his lap in the middle of the night, on the subway. If he succeeds in his quest, a positive energy will be released and Abraham’s original weakness before God reversed. A new age between these Children of Abraham would flower. What ensues is a voyage – both physical and spiritual – which takes Bill far from his life as a bartender into lost Iberia, where he meets an increasingly bizarre collection of crypto-Jews who have been waiting for him; descends into hidden “bone chapels;” must leap across a vast psychic abyss, work his way through subterranean tunnels deep beneath the city of Cáceres, Spain and bring the card to its final destination, somewhere on the other side of a bordello in ancient Lisbon. All the while, he is pursued by a shadowy figure from his past, a man named “Hoopoe.”
American singer and TV personality Kelly Rowland rose to fame as one of the founding members of the American girl group Destiny's Child. She sold forty million albums and twenty million singles with the group, and more than four million solo albums and eighteen million solo singles. This biography details her childhood strife with an alcoholic – and then absent – father, life on the edge as a teenage R&B star in Destiny’s Child, an ill-fated early solo career and finally finding success on her own, as well as taking centre stage as a judge on X-Factor.Kelly’s rocky childhood growing up in Houston as the only black girl in her school. How her poverty-stricken family was torn apart and she and her mother fled their alcoholic father when she was seven, never to see him again. Details the highs and lows of being in Destiny’s Child, the cat-fights, the accusations of favouritism, the hours of training and the lowdown on life in what would soon become, according to the 2005 World Music Awards, the world’s best-selling girl group of all time. Kelly’s struggle to shine while hiding in her band mate’s Beyonce’s shadow and her endurance of rumours that Mathew Knowles – whom she’d moved in with – was her father. An in depth look at Kelly’s early solo career (including her first two albums), her collaborations and her acting career as both a singer in sitcoms and an actress in worldwide box office hit films. Kelly’s split from Beyonce’s father as manager and the reasons behind it, her change in musical style and her dramatic decision not to have Beyonce involved with her third album, unlike previous solo efforts to which her ex-band mate contributed. Recording her third solo album in a period of insecurity when she’d been without a record label for over a year and feared never getting a deal again. Kelly’s success as a Number 1 selling artist and her time as a UK X-Factor judge as she becomes just as much a big name in the UK as she is in the USA.
Perched among peaks that loom over heat-shimmering plains, hill stations remain among the most curious monuments to the British colonial presence in India. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Dane Kennedy explores the development and history of the hill stations of the raj. He shows that these cloud-enshrouded havens were sites of both refuge and surveillance for British expatriates: sanctuaries from the harsh climate as well as an alien culture; artificial environments where colonial rulers could nurture, educate, and reproduce themselves; commanding heights from which orders could be issued with an Olympian authority. Kennedy charts the symbolic and sociopolitical functions of the hill stations over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that these highland communities became much more significant to the British colonial government than mere places for rest and play. Particularly after the revolt of 1857, they became headquarters for colonial political and military authorities. In addition, the hill stations provided employment to countless Indians who worked as porters, merchants, government clerks, domestics, and carpenters. The isolation of British authorities at the hill stations reflected the paradoxical character of the British raj itself, Kennedy argues. While attempting to control its subjects, it remained aloof from Indian society. Ironically, as more Indians were drawn to these mountain areas for work, and later for vacation, the carefully guarded boundaries between the British and their subjects eroded. Kennedy argues that after the turn of the century, the hill stations were increasingly incorporated into the landscape of Indian social and cultural life. Perched among peaks that loom over heat-shimmering plains, hill stations remain among the most curious monuments to the British colonial presence in India. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Dane Kennedy explores the development and history of the hill stations of the raj. He shows that these cloud-enshrouded havens were sites of both refuge and surveillance for British expatriates: sanctuaries from the harsh climate as well as an alien culture; artificial environments where colonial rulers could nurture, educate, and reproduce themselves; commanding heights from which orders could be issued with an Olympian authority. Kennedy charts the symbolic and sociopolitical functions of the hill stations over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that these highland communities became much more significant to the British colonial government than mere places for rest and play. Particularly after the revolt of 1857, they became headquarters for colonial political and military authorities. In addition, the hill stations provided employment to countless Indians who worked as porters, merchants, government clerks, domestics, and carpenters. The isolation of British authorities at the hill stations reflected the paradoxical character of the British raj itself, Kennedy argues. While attempting to control its subjects, it remained aloof from Indian society. Ironically, as more Indians were drawn to these mountain areas for work, and later for vacation, the carefully guarded boundaries between the British and their subjects eroded. Kennedy argues that after the turn of the century, the hill stations were increasingly incorporated into the landscape of Indian social and cultural life.
This volume is the only biography of the life associate of the great evangelist, D. L. Moody. The sweet strength of Mrs. Moody’s life is portrayed here by her granddaughter, whose access to letters and records of family and intimate friends gives the book its human interest. This book reveals Mrs. Moody’s share in the destiny of her era, describing a period that “belongs to any history of the social and religious life of the Western world.”
The essays in this book, written by poets, novelists, mountain-climbers and academics from all over the world, evoke the representation of mountains in the English-speaking world as artists, writers, philosophers or mountain-climbers have represented them from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. From the Alps to the Pyrenees, from Mount Fuji to Mount Shasta, from the Himalayas to the Scottish Highlands, from Ikere in Nigeria to Devil's Tower in the United States, from Uluru in Australia to the most northern mountain of the Arctic, the shapes of the world speak the same language and tell the world its own story. This interdisciplinary book, weaving together mountaineering, literature, philosophy, painting, cinema, ecology, history, palaeontology, geography, geopolitics, toponymy, law, religion and myth, invites people to an innovative reading of mountains: it reveals the close relationship existing between the shapes of the world and all forms of writing and, at the same time, it shows how the representations of the imagination may be instrumental in protecting the natural world. The story told by the landscape inscribes a broken line in the shapes of the world, tearing the landscape like a fragile page whenever historical and political events (wars, mining or deforestation) leave scars in the landscape; but writers' and artists' representations of mountains constitute a path to awareness as they are not only a painting of beauty, but an image of our link to nature and a warning as well. For centuries the image of the mountain has conveyed a symbolism telling the story of human thought, and this book shows to what extent literature and art play an essential part in our awareness of nature.
The human species on earth is a hybrid species born of earthly women and ancient male warriors who fell from outer space. All ancient civilizations knew this because it happened in their time. Their legend and lore tell of the exploits of these heavenly beings and their offspring. The Christian Bible and the Jewish Talmud in the book of Genesis call these extraterrestrial warriors various names in different translations. They are referred to as heavenly beings, sons of God, giants on the earth, and of course sons of heaven. But all translations of the Bible narrate the same simple story. After the fall, the sons of heaven saw that earthly women were beautiful, and they took them for their wives. These daughters of earth were beautiful both to the eye and mind. These daughters of earth carried in them the seeds of our civilization, compassion, cooperation and understanding. The product of this union became not only our hybrid species but the heroes and great men and women throughout recorded and unrecorded history. We are them. Rico is the last remaining son of heaven on earth who fell here in ancient times to father our civilization. Lost, alone, and broken, he grieves the mortality of his hybrid species. They do not share his impossibly long lifespan. Living among them is constant loss, pain, and grief. Rico also grieves his hybrid species’ dark side. Some offspring retain the unquenchable hunger for flesh of their earth ancestors and the long lifespan of the sons of heaven. The ugly head of Tarquez periodically scars the history of humankind with death, destruction, and sorrow. Tarquez is one of those hybrids born of the first generation of the union who retained both the unquenchable hunger for flesh and the long life span of the sons of heaven.