This famous essay/work now has an all-new translation for American readers and listeners, with introductions by both the translator and editor. They discuss the influence of the title for the past several decades and how it affects the world today.
Jerry Wonder is the hero of this hilarious coming-of-age novel. A 19-year-old Mormon missionary, Jerry leaves South Dakota to save souls in New Zealand for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Elder Wonder's path is fraught with challenge. He misses his girlfriend, Susan, who tried valiantly to seduce him before he left, but to his regret, he remained strong for both of them. Now, he worries he will lose her in his two-year absence. And he is flawed.
"Hilarious depiction of Mormon missionary life!"
Almost a century after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Kaiser Wilhelm II is still viewed as either a warmonger or a madman, as the hundred-year-old propaganda posters remain fixed in the general consciousness. Was he, though, truly responsible for the catastrophe of the First World War, or was he in fact a convenient scapegoat, blamed for a conflict which he desperately tried to avoid?
The Dead have conquered the Earth, devouring and destroying everything in their path as mankind is brought to the edge of extinction. After battling their way out of Baghdad, across the Middle East and into Europe, Marcus and what is left of his team are close to reaching their final objective. Now, they must continue their struggle against the hordes of rotting corpses that stand in their way as they travel the wasteland that had once been their home.
The world is dead. The army of walking corpses have conquered all before them and only small pockets of humanity remain. As the cities slowly crumble, the survivors are facing their first winter in the new order while an immense horde of festering un-dead surrounds their walls, threatening their continued safety.
Step into a world which is both magically fictitious and shockingly real, to follow the lives of Tamsin, Ellie, Arun, and Charlie; a refugee, native, occupier, and economic migrant. Watch them grow up during a halcyon past, an everyday present, and a dystopian future. And be prepared to be amazed. Inspired by the occupations of Palestine, Kurdistan, and Tibet, and by the corporate occupation of the west, Occupied is a haunting glance into a society which is too familiar for comfort. It truly is a unique piece of literary fiction.
The Dowager Duchess of Loring, had finally married off all her grandchildren and was now uncertain what her future held. When she accompanies her grandson and his new wife on trip to Italy, a chance encounter with a past love turns her world upside down. For over 30 years, Luca Faranese, Conte de Salerno, has tried to forget about the woman who stole his heart. Fate gives them a second chance, but will their love be enough to keep them together forever the second time?
At 19, Lady Lydia Markham was beautiful, bookish, and naive. Her sheltered, loveless upbringing had not educated her in the ways of the beau monde or the men who inhabited it. So when she met Nathaniel, Lord Fairmont, it was all too easy to be swept away by his rakish charm and good looks. She was devastated when he did not propose marriage but joined Wellington's army instead.
Composed around 1294 in Italian, the Vita Nuova tells the story of Dante's encounters with and love for Beatrice, culminating in her early death and its effect upon him. Utilizing and developing the conventions of courtly love, in a mixture of prose and verse, Dante deepens the emotional content of the genre, while pointing the way towards the intellectual and spiritual journey of the Divine Comedy.
Andrew Abbott was the last man standing; all of his friends had succumbed to leg shackles. Now that he had sold out from the army, he was unsure how he wanted to spend the rest of his life. His father proposed sending him back to restore their burned plantation in America, but just as he was set to leave, he met the woman of his dreams.
Mankind is on the brink of extinction. A deadly plague sweeps the globe like a tsunami, causing the dead to rise and prey on the living. While one brother fights his way home through the horrors and confusion of a savage landscape from the meat grinder that is Iraq, the other finds himself as the leader of a ragtag band of survivors striving to survive against the onslaught of the dead.
The author takes a close look at the dynamics that exist between populism and the society in general. From Farage in Britain to Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece, the book takes us on a journey to understand how populist characters have successfully challenged mainstream parties in recent years and forever redefined politics from a Left-Right two-party system with shared democratic values to a split multi-party system with deeply rooted nationalistic and revolutionary principles.
You'll find all of the information you need to plan your trip and make it a great success. The English Cotswolds are a chain of undulating, limestone foothills that encompass a quiet, idyllic world of sleepy little towns and villages nestled among the hills and dales. Rising to just over 1,000 feet at the highest point on Cleeve Hill, the Cotswolds are spread across a half-dozen West Midland counties, including Gloucestershire, Avon, Wiltshire, Hereford and Worcester and Oxfordshire.
""A Yellow Pages" - Put me to sleep forwrongreasons"
Miss Meredith Castle leaves behind everything she knows to join her great-aunt in London and become leader of the infamous girls' club, The Ribbons. She's willing to make whatever sacrifices necessary to redeem her ailing mother, even if that means leaving her childhood love behind to scale London's social ladder. When Derek Weston's best friend receives the offer of a lifetime, he encourages her to take it.
Emily Walker hated that they were moving to Collingwood House and became distressed when she read the details on the real estate listing - Haunted House. They moved anyway, 4000 kilometers away from her best friend and to the seaside. The old house creaked and groaned, things went missing, doors banged, shadows moved from room to room, and dead animals were found in unusual places.
Nine-year-old Jacob Tanner, on the nights of the full moon, stole away from his house when his parents were asleep. He scrambled across the wide lawn into the forest and tripped down the long, winding, narrow trail that led to an enormous moss and lichen-covered outcrop. He took with him a magnifying glass, a set of night vision goggles, and his book on the stars. The forest was magical, enchanting, and illusionary.
This empowering book contains the most potent success recipes in each chapter, which the author has discovered over the last 24 years of his professional experience and interaction with thousands of professionals. It will help listeners to master every area of their lives, from understanding the rationale behind fears and failures to being happy and successful in work and in relationships.
Adrian Hartman is the charismatic director of the Serendipity holiday community, set among pine trees on a sunbaked island. His job is to ensure the perfect mindful break, with personal growth and inner peace guaranteed. His guests return year after year to bare their souls. For some, Adrian is Serendipity. But this year Adrian isn't there, and nobody knows the reason why. Things have changed: staff and guests are bewildered without their leader and the simmering hostility of the local villagers is beginning to boil over.
"The infinity pool"
1916. Britain is deep in the grip of the Great War, spilling the best of its blood in Flanders' fields. Morale at home is low. But one thing is certain: war minister Lord Kitchener will see things through. So when Kitchener is assassinated by the IRA, how will the public react? How will British troops at the Front take it? It's up to MI5 to handle the situation, and quickly. Lieutenant Chris Hubert's suggestion of lookalike Colonel Henry Farmer staves off the announcement of Kitchener's death.
Stella was a homeless woman who had been living on the streets of Victoria, Canada, for more years than she could recall. Her life was lonely, bleak and miserable. Judith was a semi-retired primary school teacher whose life was perfect. Stella lived from hand to mouth and had a life story that many wanted to hear yet she never told. Judith lived a life of luxury and was seemingly unaware of the growing number of homeless people who lived on the streets.