Jungen die übrigblieben (German Edition) by Erich Loest

By Erich Loest

Erich Loest, damals gerade einmal 24 Jahre alt, beschreibt in seinem Romandebüt von 1950 das Schicksal junger Rekruten, die am Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges ihr Vaterland verteidigen sollen, immer bereit, dafür zu sterben. Loest, selbst zum Kriegsende noch zur Wehrmacht eingezogen, erzählt nüchtern, hart und mit einer desillusionierenden Sachlichkeit von dieser iteration, den Kindern in Uniform, die von einem zynischen Regime bedenkenlos missbraucht wurden – ein packendes und berührendes Stück Zeitgeschichte.

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The Confessions Of Harry Lorrequer by Charles Lever

By Charles Lever

“A wild experience during the nineteenth Century Irish countryside.”

This is the 1st of Charles Lever’s rollicking army novels. It contains a rushing younger British military officer, who's transferred to Cork together with his regiment. whereas there, he undergoes what Lever calls “a mass of incongruous adventures”; or, to place it within the phrases of the hero of the tale: “Such used to be our existence in Cork—dining, consuming, dancing, driving steeplechases, pigeon taking pictures, and tandem driving—filling up any little period that used to be stumbled on to exist among a past due breakfast, and the time to decorate for dinner…”

The booklet is stuffed with hilarious tales and anecdotes, and every kind of fascinating Irish characters—including a few penetrating sketches of Catholic clerical lifestyles. within the later a part of the booklet, the tale ventures to Europe the place we meet Arthur O'Leary, who turns into a chief personality in a later quantity.

Lever was once astonished on the luck of Harry Lorrequer, and as soon as remarked: “If this kind of factor amuses them, i will be able to pass on for ever." He didn't “go on forever,” yet he did entire a few 37 volumes together with classics like Charles O’Malley, Tom Burke of Ours, and Lord Kilgobbin.

But, all of it started the following with The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer

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TRUE TO THE OLD FLAG: A Novel of The Loyalists in the by George Henty

By George Henty

With fifty nine pages of extra articles, references, and bibliographies of prompt analyzing.

It is infrequently essential to indicate the importance of the yankee Revolution. Untold nonfiction books were written approximately it, and it's been the atmosphere for numerous novels. yet, what percentage of these novels are written from a Loyalist standpoint—the standpoint of american citizens who fought FOR the British in the course of that warfare? that's precisely what Henty has performed in precise to the previous Flag.

A younger guy, initially a Bostonian, leaves his existence at the frontier to affix the yank Revolution at the British part. As is commonplace of Henty books, his direction is strewn with a number of action-packed adventures, together with the rescue of a number of distressed damsels, brushes with indians, and various different perilous occasions. yet, while, you're taken step by step throughout the progressive battle, from Bunker Hill, to the battle in South Carolina.

It is George Henty, the novelist and the heritage instructor, at his best.

Henty’s background sequence - studying historical past via Fiction

The Henty sequence is a special manner of studying approximately background. It includes over eighty novels, each one written through George A. Henty, and every that includes an important old individual, interval or occasion.

* ideal for busy those that have by no means misplaced their wish to research.
* a good way for homeschool scholars to profit background.
* equipped by way of period of time.
* With extra nonfiction articles and a bibliography of advised studying.

“If you must fall in love with background, there's easily no larger method to do it than this.”

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Die Pflasterkästen: Ein Feldsanitätsroman (German Edition) by Frey, Alexander Moritz

By Frey, Alexander Moritz

In seinem autobiographisch geprägten «Feldsanitätsroman» Die Pflasterkästen entwirft Frey ein ungeschöntes Bild des Ersten Weltkriegs. Gespiegelt und verdichtet wird das Erlebte in der Geschichte vom Schriftsteller Funk, der als Sanitäter an die Westfront kommandiert wird und die Wahrheit nüchtern notiert: den Alltag des einfachen Soldaten, Schikanen, Zynismus und Bosheit, auf groteske Weise unfähige Vorgesetzte und die Allgegenwart des Sterbens. Die Nationalsozialisten ertrugen den vielbeachteten Roman nicht; bei den Bücherverbrennungen von 1933 landeten auch die «Pflasterkästen» im Feuer der Scheiterhaufen.

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The Last of Us by Robert Jaunsen

By Robert Jaunsen

The Deep area automobile Genesis returns to a destiny earth that has been destroyed through an apocalyptic, nuclear warfare six hundred years past. A revengeful, woman astronaut unearths love around the barriers of time and fights sadistic cannibals together with her workforce whereas less than an coming near near chance of nuclear annihilation.

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Flight 5 to Johannesburg by Hugh Chare

By Hugh Chare

James and Katrina Martin embark on a holiday to Botswana with their nieces and nephews in past due 2002. since it is now the time of the rains the peak of the vacationer season is over and they're anticipating a soothing journey with their family members. regrettably for them warring factions within the Congo have designs for you to impression their journey and so they locate themselves in the course of one more clash within the Congo. Their flight from London to Johannesburg strays into what has turn into a warfare region and disaster follows. including their nieces and nephews the Martins needs to live on the incident and make their technique to protection ahead of the Congolese rebels locate them.

It is a race opposed to time for the entire events concerned, hampered through tropical storms and the terrible traveling stipulations within the southern Congo and northeastern Angola. seek and rescue efforts are made tricky by way of the sheer isolation of the realm and through the ubiquitous remnants of alternative civil wars that experience plagued crucial Africa.

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Der Soldat und die Unschuld (German Edition) by Ansén Vera,Vera Ansén

By Ansén Vera,Vera Ansén

Ein Roman gegen jede Mutlosigkeit!

Diese fesselnde Familiengeschichte lässt Sie die Fragen unserer Zeit in einem glaubwürdigen historischen Rahmen erleben.

Krieg und Frieden! Müsste es nicht Krieg oder Frieden heissen?

Bereits im England des beginnenden 19. Jh. battle Krieg etwas, was once guy als Bürger aus der Zeitung kannte, es sei denn guy conflict Soldat! Wie ist es auszuhalten, im Frieden zu leben und um den Krieg zu wissen? Wie den Krieg zu erleben und in den Frieden heimzukehren?

London, April 1815: Die Nachricht von Napoleons Flucht und Marsch auf Paris lässt die hart errungene Siegesfreude in erneute Kriegseuphorie umschlagen. Es folgt die Mobilmachung. Der Werdegang des unerschrockenen Kriegshelden Edward Langley bürgt vielen jungen Männern für die Richtigkeit ihrer persönlichen Entscheidung zum Dienst für das Vaterland. Edward selbst hätte es nie für möglich gehalten, dass die Rückkehr in die feudale Heimat Englands seine schwerste Lebensprüfung sein würde. Ein Ehevertrag bindet den 10 Jahre älteren significant an die zur Frau erblühten Isabell. doch nicht nur die Trauer, um den Verlust ihres Bruders und der Hass auf jedes Kriegstreiben steht zwischen Edward und Isabell, sondern auch ein dunkles Geheimnis.
Der gereifte Edward erkennt in Isabells Versehrtheit Wunden der eigenen Seele. Sein Kampf um das Leben selbst, das sie einst verkörperte, gibt seinem Leben einen neuen Sinn.
Lassen Sie sich nicht täuschen: Nur weil dieser Roman versteht Sie in 29 spannenden in sich abgeschlossenen Kapiteln intestine zu unterhalten, werden Sie nicht umhin kommen, die Fragen aufzunehmen, die die Helden dieser Erzählung für sich klären müssen.
Die Ereignisse ihres Lebens verwehren Edward und Isabell den Rückgriff auf Konventionen ihrer Zeit und trotzen ihnen eigene Entscheidungen ab, um den Frieden im Herzen zu erlangen, der das bloße Überleben erst lebenswert macht.
Die Geschichte ist bewusst in eine Zeit verlegt, wo wir nicht a hundred and ten wählen konnten, sondern selbst entscheiden mussten, wie begegnen wir dem Bösen? Ist das Böse in uns, inwieweit ist Krieg ein gemachtes Phänomen? used to be heilt unsere Seelen?
- Ein Leseereignis, das Sie bereichern wird! -

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THE VILLA TUNG by Anthony L. Williams

By Anthony L. Williams

9780615230122THE VILLA TUNG

A Fiction paintings via:
Anthony L. Williams
Copyright © Aug. sixteen, 2004 (TX 6-021-321)

A modern Novel via:
Anthony L. Williams

“You were given a legacy, Mr. Tanaka. The Villa Tung. The Villa Tung in relevant China. the following you can find Asian heritage and Oriental intrigue so stark and so unflinching, it's going to strangle you. pass there. remain for 12 months. in case you have the courage.”

And with this cryptic inducement, UCLA professor and fourth-generation Japanese-American Mitsu “Mike” Tanaka and his brother Ryoji “Rudy” Tanaka embark upon the main impressive and hazardous epic in their complete lives. The unwitting Tanaka brothers, their affiliates, and younger participants of UCLA’s membership Asia visit China in this dastardly quest to discover homicide and horror sooner than they succeed in their ultimate future: The deserted walled township of the Villa Tung.

The yr is 2009. however the indignant vestiges of the Villa Tung don't leisure so simply. Many bad issues occurred in Villa Tung villainous historical past, which the Tanaka brothers needs to face, and check out and someway get to the bottom of. whether in this wrenching approach it drives them either to the purpose of suicide and outright homicide.
In the rain-drenched, abandoned lanes of the Villa Tung many stuff stir the sanity of those sixteen american citizens. The least of that's logical discernment. The americans discover a annoying Pandora’s field of restive China heritage, intrigue, time commute and tangible antiquity, deserted in position. A forbidden cultural enigma the place all clocks cease within the past due summer season of 1945. And the second one international warfare by no means rather does finish.

Here they need to face and suffer the inscrutable likes of “Dragon girl” Qui-Li Chang—the tall, insane dowager of the Villa Tung. The scarred, scowling apostolate who's humanly suspect, present-day irreconcilable and dangerously notorious. Who on the spry age of forty four truly lived prior to and through the horror which was once the second one global struggle. Quiet, indignant and dispossessed, Madam Chang incorporates along with her a century of inhuman worry, burdensome old-family ties, Taoist dogma and significant Shaolin powers, quickly to be uncovered. She is the lonely woman overseer of the Villa Tung, crammed in her personal mind-boggling China secrets and techniques. With a hair-trigger vindictiveness to hurl appalling japanese demons upon her enemies at will. Is she lifeless? Is she alive? Or a diabolical blending of either.

Ling-Ho Shinn-wei. 22. The spoiled, looking Mandarin daughter and “Big residence” servant. discovered to despise totally outsiders, till the younger girl individuals of UCLA’s vacuous membership Asia set her correct in a very brutal type of means. Stout, pig-tailed, broad-faced and lethal, the kung-fu learning Ling is torn aside and pushed to the sting via her personal viciousness, self-doubt, and the ever present risk of her hated birthplace, the Villa Tung.

Cheung “Patch” Shinn-wei. Queued father of Ling-Ho, he's Madam Chang’s silent, deadly right-hand guy. At fifty four and blinded in a single eye by way of his personal spouse, bull-necked Patch hails from the murdering dock gangs of previous Shanghai. Held in belief through the Shaolin Lords of the Villa Tung, Patch’s mythical bravery, humanity and iron get to the bottom of are driven to the restrict via a harrowing yearlong witness, which churns, mortifies and at last horrifies the intrepid likes of even him.

“China Doll” Wei-Li Shin. 22. Former Swing period prostitute, Wei-Li is a conflicted, anachronistic throwback to the Nineteen Twenties Shanghai brothel, opium den and carefree nightlife. She is Madam Chang’s appealing and sadistic half-sister. Discriminating. A treaty port queen. Who after a 62-year damnation, returns to the

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My Father's War by Jake Ellison

By Jake Ellison

Derek's lifelong paintings is set to be offered to pornographers for many funds. His spouse has left him, for that and different purposes, and he is having a difficult time preserving existential concentration. Into this maelstrom, flies a package deal from his mom that includes his father's account of his stories within the eu theater of global warfare II.

As he reads approximately his father's conflict, whereas suffering from the enterprise deal and its ramifications for his inspiration of himself, he starts off to extend his knowing not just of who his father used to be and the nature of his state, but in addition of the ebb and stream of the doubtless wakeful strength of struggle. All of which comes into concentrated in the course of one terrifying evening of the rape of a girl.

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