The personal memoirs of a WW2 Despatch Rider with the Royal Signals.
Including; Initial Training, D-Day Landing, Operation Market Garden and the Liberation of Belsen Concentration Camp
On visiting Stormcrow Castle, Helena Carlisle is disturbed to find that her aunt, the housekeeper, has disappeared. Helena takes on the role of the new housekeeper and it is not long before strange incidents begin to unnerve her.
The castle's owner, Simon, Lord Torkrow, frequents the graveyard at night; the portrait gallery conceals a secret room; identities are hidden at a masked ball; and the key to the attic is missing. As the secrets unravel, Helena finds herself drawn into a world where nothing is as it seems and she must fight for her chance to love—and survive
This is the story of Katharina von Bora, the nun who, with eleven others late one night, slipped out of the Marienthron Convent and hid among the herring barrels on Herr Koppe's wagon. The driver, having tied down the heavy canvas over the barrels, clambered up onto the wagon and urged the horses on their way. The nuns shivered and gagged as they crouched among the smelly fish barrels. If Katharina von Bora had been content to count her beads, do penance for her sins, and close her mind to the truths of the Bible, she would have lived and died in the obscurity of the Convent. But because she followed where God led, she became the first lady of the evangelical Reformation, the wife of the great Dr. Martin Luther, and the mother of a fine family. She lived to b others.
She found true happiness in serving those in need. The poor, little escaped nun died a truly rich person.
A feast of a medieval adventure with a thoroughly modern heroine. As the murmur of prayers fills the icy room, mother and baby seem doomed. When the newborn finally struggles into the world, the Count of Flanders flees in a rage. The child is not the expected male heir -- but a girl. Growing up under the disapproving eye of her heart father, the strong-willed Marguerite instinctively learns to survive in the fierce and violent male world of the Middle Ages, with its pagan rituals and bloody fights to the death. When her father demands that she wed a man she detests, the young countess uses all her cunning to stop the marriage. The only thing she cannot conquer is the plague, which marches across the land killing thousands, including the man she loves.
Based on a real character, this colorful story is told with sharp humor and is filled with dramatic intensity. The final scene in the book, in which Marguerite and her father engage in a savage sword fight, will remain engrained in readers' memories.
The Sloan Guaranty Trust has too much invested in an international development venture to alienate Greece's right-wing military leaders. But when the Sloan's representative in Athens suddenly disappears after being linked with a murdered leftist, the bank is embroiled in a full-scale military coup. Then senior bank officer Everett Gabler vanishes. And John Putnam Thatcher must enter a deadly political drama - to outwit a malevolent behind-the-scenes player and prevent a modern tragedy!
De mens is een uniek verschijnsel in de evolutie, begiftigd met een zelfreflecterend bewustzijn waarmee veel goeds is opgebouwd in de menselijke samenleving.
Maar er zijn ook ontwikkelingen in gang gezet die de samenhang in het evolutieproces ernstig verstoren. Allerd Stikker heeft zich jarenlang verdiept in de wetenschappelijke en filosofische literatuur over de aard van de magistrale samenhang in het evolutieproces, en in de rol die de mens daar nu in speelt. Met En de mens speelt met de tijd geeft hij een indringende analyse van de verrassende mysteriën, universele wetmatigheden en ingrijpende discontinuïteiten in dit proces. Hij komt tot duidelijke conclusies over waarom door toedoen van de mensheid de samenhang in het evolutieproces nu is zoekgeraakt, en tot concrete aanbevelingen hoe de individuele mens zich bewust kan worden van de kritieke fase waarin wij nu terecht zijn gekomen, en hoe die binnen de komende 25 jaar wellicht nog in goede banen geleid kan worden.
FUNNY STORY is a collection of hilarious and touching essays, monologues, and scenes by award-winning author Topher Payne.