Award-winning, best-selling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see .International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.”
A fantasy anthology featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times best sellers. If you enjoy roguish tales of scoundrels and ne'er-do-wells, this one's for you.
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In Victorian England, orphan Mary Quinn lives on the edge. Sentenced as a thief at the age of 12, she’s rescued from the gallows by a woman posing as a prison warden. In her new home, Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, Mary acquires a singular education, fine manners, and a surprising opportunity. The school is a cover for the Agency — an elite, top secret corps of female investigators with a reputation for results — and at 17, Mary’s about to join their ranks.
"yes, it's YA-but credible for genre for any age"
These are the firsthand accounts of sisters Helen and Barbara Shores about growing up with their father, Arthur Shores, a prominent Civil Rights attorney, during the 60s in the Jim Crow south Birmingham district - a frequent target of the Ku Klux Klan. Between 1948 and 1963, some 50 unsolved Klan bombings happened in Smithfield where the Shores family lived, earning their neighborhood the nickname “Dynamite Hill.” Due to his work, Shores’ daughter, Barbara, barely survived a kidnapping attempt.
"Great history lesson!"
Now nearly a full-fledged member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, Mary Quinn is back for another action-packed adventure. Disguised as a poor apprentice builder and a boy, she must brave the grimy underbelly of Victorian London - as well as childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want - to unmask the identity of a murderer.
"Totally fun, not just for young adults!"
Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.
A gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....
"this was so much fun"
Divorce doesn't have to be devastating. Reject the idea that you'll be damaged by the process. In fact, if you do it right, you'll grow from the experience. You'll start your new life better than you were before.
War stories from the battlefields of Faerun!
The millennia-old history of Faerun is punctuated by wars both local and world-spanning. This anthology of all-new stories is set against the backdrop of a dozen of those conflicts. From forest elf assassins to jungle-dwelling halflings, from the mighty Seven Sisters to primitive goblins, warriors in every form struggle for their place in the Forgotten Realms world.
Ezra Keene is an artistic 16-year-old who wants nothing more than to settle in at his new school and put the tragedy of his brother's death behind him. He awakens one night, reeling from a hazy dream, to find his fingers blackened with pencil lead and a new drawing in his sketchbook - a drawing that depicts the grisly murder of someone he knows. The next morning he is shocked to learn the picture has become a reality.
"So good! Amazing on so many levels. Fantastic!"
From mid-August to mid-September 1863, Union major general William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland maneuvered from Tennessee to north Georgia in a bid to rout Confederate general Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee and blaze the way for further Union advances. Meanwhile, Confederate reinforcements bolstered the numbers of the Army of Tennessee, and by the time the two armies met at the Battle of Chickamauga, in northern Georgia, the Confederates had gained numerical superiority.
"Specific aspects of the campaign in detail"
With the president and the judiciary at odds over the travel ban, the term "constitutional crisis" is ubiquitous. Why it should be deployed carefully...
In other sectors of the economy, competition improves quality and efficiency, spurs innovation, and drives down costs. Health care should be no exception.
"Leaked Documents Detail Offshore Accounts" is from the April 4, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Steven Lee Myers and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Ettore Bugatti war der aufregende Name, der die Automobilgeschichte in Atem hielt. Das Superauto "der Königliche" wurde nur in 6 Exemplaren gebaut. Im 2. Gang fuhr er 150 Kilometer schnell und im 3. Gang "beliebig" schnell! Die Sensation der Zwanziger
Die Geschichte der Nutzfahrzeuge ist genauso spannend wie die der Rennflitzer! Brandkarastrophen zu bekämpfen ist oft nur eine Frage der Schnelligkeit. Wenn es brennt, beginnt eine Wettfahrt mit der Zeit. Spannung und Aufregung gibt es da genug...
Wenn wir heute von Rennen sprechen, denken wir automatisch an "heiße" Flitzer mit Höchstgeschwindigkeiten, eine spannende Sache! Spannend war es aber auch schon um die Jahrhundertwende, als die Höchstgeschwindigkeit von etwa 35 Stundenkilometern auf über
50km/h kletterte. Die Rennpiste brachte den ersten großen Sieger hervor, er nannte das Fahrzeug nach seiner Tochter: Mercedes...
Es ist schon eine aufregende Sache senkrecht in die Luft zu starten. Wer hätte eigentlich gedacht, dass die ersten Pläne für einen Hubschrauber schon vor 500 Jahren erdacht wurden. Und immer war ein Junge dabei und sah dem Konstrukteur über die Schultern. Erst viel später wurde dieser Plan dann erneut aufgegriffen und als spannendes Experiment Wirklichkeit...
1886 bis 1888 enstanden die ersten zum Patent angemeldeten Prototypen der ersten Automobile. Das spannende Hörspiel handelt hingegen von der ersten Fahrt der Bertha Benz aus dem Jahre 1888 von Mannheim nach Pforzheim, gemeinsam mit ihren Söhnen. Auf dieser aufregenden Fahrt wurde mehr Kühlwasser als Kraftstoff verbraucht!
This is an essay about what true love is and what it takes to maintain it.
"Such a truthful book!"