Guns of the Dawn

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770053

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel Guns of the Dawn is a pacey, gripping fantasy of war and magic, from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, Adrian Tchaikovsky. The first casualty of war is truth . . . First, Denland's revolutionaries assassinated their king, launching a wave of bloodshed after generations of peace. Next they clashed with Lascanne, their royalist neighbour, pitching war-machines against warlocks in a fiercely fought conflict. Genteel Emily Marshwic watched as the hostilities stole her family's young men. But then came the call for yet more Lascanne soldiers in a ravaged kingdom with none left to give. Emily must join the ranks of conscripted women and march toward the front lines. With barely enough training to hold a musket, Emily braves the savage reality of warfare. But she begins to doubt her country's cause, and those doubts become critical. For her choices will determine her own future and that of two nations locked in battle.

Die Lügen des Locke Lamora

Band 1 - Roman

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641147107

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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Diesen Fantasy-Helden werden Sie nie wieder vergessen! Locke Lamora ist ein Held. Nein, eigentlich ist er das nicht: Er ist ein Dieb, ein Lügner und ein Ganove, wenn auch mit guten Manieren. Mit seiner Bande bewegt er sich in den Kanälen und engen Gassen des Herzogtums Camorr, um die Nobilität um ihre Schätze zu erleichtern. Und darin ist Locke unschlagbar, denkt er zumindest. Bis ein weiterer Verbrecher in Camorr auftaucht. Locke muss handeln – und das Abenteuer seines Lebens beginnt ... Im Stadtstaat Camorr hat man eine ganz eigene Lösung gefunden, um die Kriminalität unter Kontrolle zu halten: den „Geheimen Frieden“. Gemäß dieser Absprache zwischen dem Adel und dem Herrscher der Unterwelt dürfen Diebe mehr oder weniger ungestraft ihr Unwesen treiben, solange die Aristokratie von ihnen verschont bleibt. Doch Locke Lamora und seine Gentlemen-Ganoven halten nicht viel von Absprachen und haben es sich zur Gewohnheit gemacht, die Reichen der Stadt um ihr Geld zu erleichtern. Das funktioniert wunderbar, bis der geheimnisvolle Graue König mithilfe eines scheinbar unbesiegbaren Soldmagiers die Macht über die Unterwelt an sich reißt und droht, das sensible Herrschaftsgefüge von Camorr aus dem Gleichgewicht zu bringen – und dazu braucht er Lockes einzigartige Fähigkeiten ... Mit diesem Roman betritt ein einzigartiges Talent die Bühne der internationalen Fantasy: Scott Lynchs „Die Lügen des Locke Lamora“ ist nicht nur eine atemberaubende Weltenschöpfung, sondern auch ein Abenteuerroman, der den Leser nicht mehr loslässt.

Die Kinder der Zeit

Roman

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641216850

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Die letzten Menschen haben eine sterbende Erde verlassen, um in den Tiefen des Alls ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Als sie auf den Planeten Eden stoßen, scheint ihnen das Glück sicher: ideale Konditionen und eine florierende Ökosphäre. Doch was sie nicht wissen – es waren bereits Menschen hier gewesen, vor langer Zeit. Menschen, die Eden als Versuchsplaneten für ein vermessenes Projekt künstlicher Evolution ausersehen hatten. Doch ihr Experiment damals hat ungeahnte Spuren hinterlassen, und nun treffen ihre Nachfahren auf die vergessenen Kinder ihres Versuchs. Wer von ihnen wird das Erbe von Eden antreten?

The Most Daring Raid of World War II

D-Day—Pointe-du-Hoc

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448818672

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the 1944 Allied raid to secure Pointe-du-Hoc during D-Day in World War II, including the army forces who executed the raid, the challenges of securing the area, and how the raid affected the outcome of the invasion at Normandy.

Gun Control

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Robert J. Spitzer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031334566X

Category: Law

Page: 333

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Senator J. William Fulbright discusses the arrogance of power. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Weiberregiment

Ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641097398

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Das bettelarme Borograwien bringt die einzige Großmacht der Scheibenwelt gegen sich auf, das ferne Ankh-Morpork. Im Tal des Kneck stehen sich die Heere gegenüber, Flüchtlingsströme sind unterwegs, und es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis die Allianz der Feinde den Sieg über Borograwien erringt. Da entschließt sich die junge Polly Perks, heimlich Soldat zu werden, um ihren Bruder Paul aus dem Militär heimzuholen. Und obwohl es in Borograwien streng verboten ist, dass Frauen sich wie Männer kleiden, argwöhnt Polly bald, dass sie nicht der einzige weibliche Soldat ist ...

Child of the Great Depression

Growing Up Poor but Proud on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Author: William Elihu Palmer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503518302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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In this book, Child of the Great Depression, I try to recapture and revive the lore of the enduring legacy of Powellville. My, but there are so many things to remember: riding atop a load of tomatoes and throwing a tomato at every mailbox along the way, shooting marbles in the alley by the general store, playing baseball, splashing naked in the swimming hole in the creek in the woods. Those were just childhood activities. The real legacy of the town is based on the sharing of life’s journey among all those who lived there: the hardship, the sacrifice, the happiness, the tragedy, and all the bad and good of human nature. In short, it is a portrait of the trials and the struggles, the humor and the woe that most Americans shared during the years of the Great Depression.

Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron

The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy

Author: Ronald Utt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621570088

Category: History

Page: 528

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The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America’s tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting the British in a string of victories that stunned both nations. In his new book, Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Birth of the American Navy, author Dr. Ronald Utt not only sheds new light on the naval battles of the War of 1812 and how they gave birth to our nation’s great navy, but tells the story of the War of 1812 through the portraits of famous American war heroes. From the cunning Stephen Decatur to the fierce David Porter, Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron relates how thousands of American men and boys gave better than they got against the British Navy. The great age of fighting sail is as rich in heroic drama as any epoch. Dr. Utt’s Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron retrieves the American chapter of that epoch from unjustified obscurity, and offers readers an intriguing chronicle of the War of 1812 as well as a unique perspective on the birth of the U.S. Navy.

Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Author: Sophia Raffles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 866

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During his last voyage back to England, the ship of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781–1826) caught fire, consuming many of the papers from which future biographers might have worked. When he died two years later, the task of sifting through the surviving materials and recording his life and career fell to his widow Sophia (1786–1858). Her substantial biography, first published in 1830, remains an essential source of information about one of the key figures of British colonialism in the East Indies. At the centre of the book, interspersed with many of her husband's letters, is Raffles' struggle against his Dutch opponents, with whom he clashed on ideological grounds - he noted with distaste their mistreatment of the local population and their advocacy of slavery. It was this rivalry which convinced Raffles to found Singapore as a trading post. His two-volume History of Java (1817) is also reissued in this series.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - The Official Movie Novelization

Author: Alex Irvine

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783292288

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The official novelization the blockbuster film from 20th Century Fox DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Led by Cesar, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes has spent ten years building a home for itself. But as they have settled into a peaceful way of life, mankind has been devastated by a terrible virus triggered when the apes escaped. Neither group knows that the other has survived—until a violent encounter between the apes and a band of human survivors. Quickly they reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived as both sides are brought to the brink of war. A war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

The Gun

Author: C. J. Chivers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743271734

Category: History

Page: 496

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Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.

The Guns of Bull Run (Illustrated)

Author: Joseph A. Altsheler

Publisher: Giuseppe Castrovilli

ISBN: 2765902143

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Harry heard them distinctly and he and his comrade lay more closely than ever in the bushes, because the horsemen, a numerous body, as the heavy tread indicated, were passing very near. The two lads presently saw them riding four abreast toward the campfire, and Harry surmised that they had been scouting in strong force toward the Southern front. They were large men, deep with tan and riding easily. Harry judged their number at two hundred, and the tail of the company would pass alarmingly near the bushes in which his comrade and he lay. Don't you think we'd better creep back? he whispered to St. Clair. Some of them taking a short cut may ride right upon us. Yes, it's time to make ourselves scarce. They turned back, going as rapidly as they dared, but that which Harry had feared came to pass. The rear files of the horsemen, evidently intending to go to the other side of the camp, rode through the low bushes. Four of them passed so near the boys that they caught in the moonlight a glimpse of the two stooping figures. This version includes new illustrations.

The Guns of August 2008

Russia's War in Georgia

Author: Svante E. Cornell,S. Frederick Starr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131745653X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context. This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596149674

Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Page: 550

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The Guns of Seven-Hawks-Dancing

Author: Alex Stoffel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469712725

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book I of the SEVEN-HAWKS-DANCING Trilogy A man who once befriended him is dry-gulched. The woman he wants for his wife is brutally kidnapped. Jed Church, raised by the Cheyenne as Seven-Hawks-Dancing and brother to the War Chief called Bear-That-Walks-The-Sky, is also the deadly gunman the territory knows as the Breed. Jed Church, with a heart more Cheyenne than white, rides the vengeance trail, fighting to reach Molly, and to help his brother keep what remains of the Cheyenne spirit alive. Standing in the way is a shadowy plot involving cattlemen, homesteaders, the Army, and the Cheyenne. Jed struggles to make sense of it all and to reach Molly before it is too late. Seven and Bear ride the Wyoming Territory for justice, Cheyenne-style.

Guns of the Canyonlands

Author: Ralph Compton,Joseph A. West

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101099230

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Two men team up to take down a corrupt rancher in this western in Ralph Compton's USA Today bestselling series... Chance Tyree never looks for trouble. But with his reputation as a lethal gunhand, trouble has a habit of finding him. In the Utah canyonlands, Chance ends up at the wrong end of a rope after he’s accused of being a hired killer—and is saved from the hangmen by Owen Fowler. Fowler knows what it’s like to be punished for another man’s crime. He spent nine years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, and now he’s come home to start over. That’s something local rancher Quirt Latham will never allow. He’s making a play to take over Fowler’s old property, and killing is a small price to pay. On the run from Latham’s men, the new friends hole up with a grizzled cowman and his daughter, and learn that Latham’s sinister ambitions reach even farther than they thought. Now, with Latham determined to take them down, and a cold-blooded corrupt sheriff coming for blood, Tyree’s lightning-fast draw is the only chance they have left... More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!

Days of Battle

Armoured Operations North of the River Danube, Hungary 1944-45

Author: Nortbert Számvéber

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 1910294209

Category: History

Page: 288

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Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II. Dr Norbert Számvéber the presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the élite Hungarian Division "Szent László" saw action for the first time. The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation "Konrad". The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation "Südwind" in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945. The author, chief of Hungary's military archives, has based his research firmly on files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources. The book's authoritative text is supported by photographs and color battle maps. This is a very important new study that throws much-needed light on armored warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war.

Guns of the Civil War

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1610601408

Category: History

Page: 352

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DIVGuns of the Civil War celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861–1865) with an elegant and richly detailed history of Colt, Henry, Manhattan, Remington, Sharps, Spencer, and S&W Firearms, and guns by many other rivals and contemporaries. This essential overview of the legendary guns and armsmakers of the Civil War era includes exquisite photography of the handguns, rifles, and muskets, with numerous close-ups that capture the detail of each piece./div

August 1914

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596153954

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 526

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Guns of the Heart

When a Gun Is Not Enough

Author: Kermit L. Krueger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469784831

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Gunslinger Bruno Turnbull has always lived by his wits. A man driven by the dream of owning a ranch, Bruno is led to the boomtowns of the West, where he quickly learns that he must either stay tough or die. But just as he saves enough money to buy a ranch, his dream is stolen. Now he needs a new plan. Unfortunately, it comes with a hefty price. With a reputation as the fastest gun in town, Bruno has gained the respect of the lawless element in the gold camp. When those skills bring him the chance for quick but not quite legal money, Bruno initially turns it down. But with the temptation of easy money dangling in front of his nose, Bruno must decide if is willing to trade honesty for his dream just as he meets the spirited Kitty Duncan. He secretly wonders if she's the one for him; before he has a chance to answer his own question, however, Bruno is led down a dangerous path where he soon discovers his destiny has been changed forever. In this inspirational western tale, only time will tell if both Bruno and Kitty will embrace the faith-filled journey offered to them by several strangers and transform their lives for good.