In this eloquent novel, an Italian/Canadian woman named Bianca tells the story of her beloved cousin, Marco, whose life is disintegrating along with his city--Venice, Italy. As she tries to make sense of her cousin's breakdown, Bianca recounts her own history and reflects on her immigrant and Canadian experiences, coming to terms with her dual cultures. The novel is multifaceted as a thriller, study of social mores in Italy and Canada, portrait of Venice, and self-reflexive account.
The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond
Author: Larry Loftis
International bestseller! James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslavian diplomat… On a cool August evening in 1941, a Serbian playboy created a stir at Casino Estoril in Portugal by throwing down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian was a British double agent, and the money―which he had just stolen from the Germans―belonged to the British. From the sideline, watching with intent interest was none other than Ian Fleming… The Serbian was Dusko Popov. As a youngster, he was expelled from his London prep school. Years later he would be arrested and banished from Germany for making derogatory statements about the Third Reich. When World War II ensued, the playboy became a spy, eventually serving three dangerous masters: the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI. On August 10, 1941, the Germans sent Popov to the United States to construct a spy network and gather information on Pearl Harbor. The FBI ignored his German questionnaire, but J. Edgar Hoover succeeded in blowing his cover. While MI5 desperately needed Popov to deceive the Abwehr about the D-Day invasion, they assured him that a return to the German Secret Service Headquarters in Lisbon would result in torture and execution. He went anyway... Into the Lion’s Mouth is a globe-trotting account of a man’s entanglement with espionage, murder, assassins, and lovers―including enemy spies and a Hollywood starlet. It is a story of subterfuge and seduction, patriotism, and cold-blooded courage. It is the story of Dusko Popov―the inspiration for James Bond. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!] In the Lion's Mouth tells the dramatic story of Gisi Fleischmann, the middle-aged widow who headed the Jewish relief and rescue efforts in Slovakia during the Holocaust. Frantic to stop deportations from their country and to save Jews throughout Europe, Gisi and her colleagues daringly explored a controversial question: Was it possible to bargain with the Nazi's for lives?
Dita Gould was an eleven-year old child when the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944 and overturned her peaceful family life. Separated from her parents and responsible for her little sister, she suffered deprivations and nearly starved, but survived with indomitable spirit and courage. Reunited with her parents after the war, she migrated with her family to Australia, where her father was able to start a new business and settle to create a successful life. In her first full-length book, written in her late 80s, Dita has shared her remarkable life journey, documenting a period of history that should never be forgotten. 'An extraordinary woman with an incredible story.' - Harry Borden '...attractive, intelligent, vivacious, brave, determined and full of enthusiasm.' - Henry (Harry) R Lew 'Nothing stops the amazing Dita! What a wonderful example to others of resilience and positivity!' - Ron Raab
Iain Campbell has been fascinated by mountains for as long as he can remember. In his new book, he tells the story of a journey following the course of the Indus River from its mouth in the mudflats of Karachi through the Karakorum, Kashmir and the Himalayas to its source in Ladakh on the Indian side of the Tibetan plateau, where it springs from the 'Lion's Mouth' on Mount Kailash. His narrative paints an insightful, honest and heartfelt portrait of Pakistan, a country that through all his wanderings of the deserts and mountains of Asia kept drawing him back, and a place which combines a rich religious heritage with some of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Engrossing and eye-opening, Iain Campbell's account of his travels through this mesmerising land will appeal to travellers, mountaineers, trekkers, wilderness enthusiasts, anyone interested in the culture and history of the subcontinent, and fans of quality travel writing.
The true story of a young couple in Pakistan, he a Christian young man and she a Muslim girl promised to marry another. Threat of death, stoning, torture, persecution - they risked it all to escape and trusted in the Lord to deliver them. Follow these young people as they face a situation so heavy, a burden so great, that nothing short of the hand of God coming down from heaven and plucking them out of the circumstances could save them. The Bible says Satan is out to devour you as a lion eats his prey. F.L.M. Khokhar and his wife, Noor lived that life-saving supernatural rescue. Through all the trials, the Christian family trusted God and His provision. In this retelling of God's delivering this couple from danger, be encouraged that in every circumstance, God is still in control and can deliver you.
Summary Driven by their need for money, three former Pennsylvania state corrections officers agree to bodyguard Philadelphia realtor and philanthropist Jeremiah Lassiter during a peace mission to West Africa. Lassiter hoped to use his wealth to end the civil war in Sierra Leone, where he was born. His special bodyguards hoped to climb out of near poverty and regain the middle-class lifestyles they lost when the state privatized their jobs. Gone were the big paychecks--the $100,000 salaries they earned from scheduled overtime--and gone were the prestige and the self-actualization they enjoyed as members of the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), a SWAT of sorts whose job was to put down riots and extract violent inmates. But it was their little known special training as security for the governor that led Lassiter to employ them as his protectors. And so it was that in December 1995, the Lassiter party landed in Freetown, Sierra Leone´s capital city, with confidence in their hearts. They expected to teach the Leoneans how to make money. Instead, they would learn a few lessons themselves in the meanings of sacrifice and loyalty, life and death.
The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle fought on December 15-16, 1864; this is a spellbinding account of the Confederates' retreat after their crushing defeat, with Union forces in hot pursuit, during one of the worst winters on record.
The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865
Author: A. Glenn Crothers
"A major contribution to our understanding of the American South and the history of American religion and reform."--Dee E. Andrews, author of The Methodists and Revolutionary America, 1760-1800 "A model study of an antislavery, reformist minority trying to find its place in the Antebellum South."--Thomas D. Hamm, author of The Transformation of American Quakerism: Orthodox Friends, 1800-1907 This examination of a Quaker community in northern Virginia, between its first settlement in 1730 and the end of the Civil War, explores how an antislavery, pacifist, and equalitarian religious minority maintained its ideals and campaigned for social justice in a society that violated those values on a daily basis. By tracing the evolution of white Virginians' attitudes toward the Quaker community, Glenn Crothers exposes the increasing hostility Quakers faced as the sectional crisis deepened, revealing how a border region like northern Virginia looked increasingly to the Deep South for its cultural values and social and economic ties. Although this is an examination of a small community over time, the work deals with larger historical issues, such as how religious values are formed and evolve among a group and how these beliefs shape behavior even in the face of increasing hostility and isolation. As one of the most thorough studies of a pre-Civil War southern religious community of any kind, Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth provides a fresh understanding of the diversity of southern culture as well as the diversity of viewpoints among anti-slavery activists.
It's a big Spiral Arm, and the scarred man, Donavan buigh, has gone missing in it, upsetting the harper Mearana's plans for a reconciliation between her parents. Bridget ban, a Hound of the League, doubts that reconciliation is possible or desirable; but nonetheless has dispatched agents to investigate the disappearance. The powerful Ravn Olafsdottr, a Shadow of the Names, slips into Clanthompson Hall to tell mother and daughter of the fate of Donovan buigh. In the Long Game between the Confederation of Central Worlds and the United League of the Periphery, Hound and Shadow are mortal enemies; yet a truce descends between them so that the Shadow may tell her tale. There is a struggle in the Lion's Mouth, the bureau that oversees the Shadows—a clandestine civil war of sabotage and assassination between those who would overthrow Those of Name and the loyalists who support them. And Donovan, one-time Confederal agent, has been recalled to take a key part, willingly or no. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Honey from the Lion's Mouth is a meditation on Christ's redemptive work over the shame and pain of the past. It is a hope-filled call to remember our past as the source of sweetness for the life of the world.
This controversial expose of the conflict between humans and wildlife lifts the lid on the battle for turf: the future of conservation will depend on the relationship established between wildlife authorities and those bearing the brunt along the front line."
"In the Lion’s Mouth is essential reading for scholars and field workers advancing humanitarian aid and human rights in the developing world. The book also provides cogent insight and information for clinicians who implement community mental health." Dr. David Swanger, Professor Emeritus, University of. California, Santa Cruz "This book reminds us that precursors of counseling and therapy have been in practice for thousands of years around the world and that counseling was not a Euro-American invention of the last few decades. Lewis Aptekar brings us with him as he seeks to reframe counseling and therapy 'outside the envelope'" Dr Paul B. Pedersen, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University "Lewis Aptekar is one of the few scholars who places respect for the reality experienced by the people he studies above the illusion of the “categories” used in humanitarian aid. This ethical principle guides him and confronts him with dilemmas that an intelligent inquirer cannot avoid when facing people in difficult situations." Dr. Daniel Stoecklin, Professor, Institut Universitaire Kurt Bosh, IUKB, Children’s Rights Unit, Sion, Switzerland “Can you imagine yourself living in Kaliti, a displaced person's camp in Ethiopia because you want to know what it's like to be such a person in such a place? But it's not just curiosity that takes you there. You are a skilled, well-practiced observer of human behavior in situ, so you know what to look for, what to record. And you are a first-class writer, easy to read, whose accounts of what he saw and heard are transmitted with enough detail, enough conveying of emotion that the reader is simultaneously moved while being informed, that you feel as if you, too, are there, in this camp in Ethiopia. The author of this compelling account of the strengths and weaknesses of humanitarian aid programs as exemplified by this particular but not atypical instance is Lewis Aptekar. This book is, in my opinion, as good as his earlier two classics, Street Children of Cali (1988) and Emotional Disasters in Global perspective (1994).” Dr. Marshall Segall, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University