While Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first hundred days may be the most celebrated period of his presidency, the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor proved the most critical. Beginning as early as 1939, when Germany first attacked Poland, Roosevelt skillfully navigated a host of challenges: a reluctant population, an unprepared military, and disagreements within his cabinet to prepare the country for its inevitable confrontation with the Axis.
Mousy little Heidi is a wanna-be designer who works as nothing more than a glorified go-fer for one of the largest and most well-known companies in the world of fashion. When she accidentally stains CEO Mr. Kaiser's pants, she gets two things she didn't expect - a spanking and a job. Kaiser hires her as his assistant, and her "training" proves to be quite a test of surrender.
Warning: This title contains erotic situations, graphic language, spanking, domination, submission, and an office romance hot enough to leave handprints!
"50 Shades HOTTER!"
Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm II, who occupied the throne of the German Empire for more than 30 years from June 1888 to November 1918, remains as much an enigma in death as he was in life. Over 70 years after his death in 1941, the mention of his name still sparks unsettled debates among historians. Was he the duty-bound, hands-on leader and passionate pro-British reformer who ruled in challenging times, seemingly mild in comparison to Hitler?
The soldiers of the Third US Infantry Division in World War I were outnumbered and inexperienced young men facing hardened veterans, but their actions proved to be a turning point during the last German offensive of World War I. In stopping three German divisions from crossing the Marne River, these heroic American soldiers blocked the road to Paris east of Château-Thierry, helped save the French capital, and, in doing so, played a key role in turning the tide of the war.
This is a dramatic and little-known story of the First World War, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By 1914, Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting its overseas colonies and “showing the flag” of its new Imperial Navy. After war broke out on August 4 there was no hope that they could reach home. Instead, they were ordered to attack Britain’s vital trade routes for as long as possible.
Here's a biographical profile of Henry J. Kaiser, a great industrialist and philanthropist who had a profound impact on America's ability to prevail in World War II. People tend to regard the great American titans of the past as robber barons, men who made their fortunes off the backs of the oppressed, flaunting laws and living like nabobs while others had to scratch for a living.
"A Pithy Tribrute to an Amazing American"
In the autumn of 1943, André Boulloche became de Gaulle's military delegate in Paris, coordinating all the Resistance movements in the nine northern regions of France only to be betrayed by one of his associates, arrested, wounded by the Gestapo, and taken prisoner. His sisters carried on the fight without him until the end of the war. André survived three concentration camps and later became a prominent French politician who devoted the rest of his life to reconciliation of France and Germany.
"A compelling story"
A conversation with economist, government official, and banker, Paul Volcker. Next, a conversation with Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, and Robert Kaiser.
In the 1970s, amid severe cutbacks in physics funding, a small group of underemployed physicists in Berkeley decided to throw off the constraints of academia and explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the “Fundamental Fysiks Group,” they pursued a freewheeling, speculative approach to physics. Some dabbled with LSD while conducting experiments. They studied quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading, discussing the latest developments while lounging in hot tubs.
"Finally, I understand entanglement"
An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works - and doesn’t - that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken - as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest - so is our democracy.
In this sometimes shocking and always riveting book, Robert G. Kaiser who has covered Congress, the White House and national politics for The Washington Post since 1963, explains how and why over the last four decades, Washington became a dysfunctional capital.
"Answers Many Questions"
After years of helping people who barely knew how to generate a 2048-bit encryption key, I should've been happy to get a client with a real problem. But when it starts with me being knocked unconscious and kidnapped, you understand if I'm grumpy. Still, a missing insane software designer is a magnet to my mental metal: I'm an Information Technology Private Investigator and I love a high-tech problem. My only worry is that unlike my usual cases, this one might just kill me.
Er war Kaiser, Feldherr und Kreuzritter mit dem Sendungsbewusstsein römischer Caesaren...
Er wird einmal über halb Europa herrschen - doch als Maximilian I. von Habsburg seiner Lebensliebe Rosina von Kraig begegnet, ist er noch ein "Bettelprinz", der sich am verarmten Wiener Kaiserhof nach Ruhm und Ehre sehnt. Angetrieben von seiner Idee, das alte römisch-deutsche Kaiserreich wiederaufzurichten, wirbt er um Marie, die Erbin von Burgund. Fortan wird er ein Zerrissener sein: in der Liebe zu zwei ganz unterschiedlichen Frauen und im Zwiespalt zwischen Kalkül und Gefühl.
Hinter der strahlenden Fassade des Kaisers verbarg sich ein sprunghafter, zutiefst verunsicherter Mensch. Sein Cousin, Edward VII. von England, nannte ihn die "brillanteste Fehlbesetzung in der Weltgeschichte".
A conversation with Misty Copeland, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Next, Howell Raines discusses the book Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird. Finally, we conclude with Charles Kaiser, author of The Cost of Courage.
A conversation about Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Sheila Canby, Navina Haidar. Next, a look at "Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls”, with Rene Fleming, Michael Kaiser, Daniel Libeskind, and Victoria Newhouse.
Die Geschichte des jungen Mannes, der sich vom arbeitslosen, reichsfremden Bettler zum Enkel des im Exil lebenden deutschen Kaisers emporarbeitet, hat Thomas Mann zu seinem Roman "Felix Krull" inspiriert. Man kann nur staunen, wie gekonnt und geschickt Harry Domela die feine Gesellschaft jener Tage in eine Blamage reitet, die ihresgleichen sucht - und über die man noch heute schallend lachen muss.
Was macht der Detektiv ohne Fall? Er lauert im Büro und beschäftigt sich mit Nebenbeschäftigungen. Meine heißen: Lektüre und Radio. Das derzeitige Lied aus dem geleasten japanischen Supersound wird von einem hungrigen Austropop-Wolf geheult: Ich bin einsam ohne dich. Ich nicht, erkläre ich mir gelassen. Ich kenne dich noch gar nicht. Die Taschenbuch-Lektüre ist auch nicht viel wert.
Nach China? Dahin wollte natürlich niemand mit, auch Keith nicht, ein pathologischer Lügner, der seinen sonderbaren Großvater auf die Reise hätte begleiten sollen...