The Gatecrashers

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591584

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The extraordinary, breathless final volume in the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers Six midget submarines are about to be towed underwater from Scotland to Norway. Their targets: the giant German warships Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Lutzow. The odds seem stacked against the smaller craft. But if they can survive the nightmarish 2,000-mile tow, Commander Paul Everard will have a chance to gatecrash the fjords and cripple the ship Churchill calls ‘the Beast’. Whether or not he succeeds, the chances of getting out alive are slim. If he fails, his father Nick Everard, escort commander for Arctic convoy PQ19, is in trouble: none of his ships can stand up to Tirpitz’s broadsides. As The Gatecrashers draws to its thunderous climax, father and son face their final and most searching test... Based on the thrilling true story of Operation Source, The Gatecrashers is the blistering culmination of the bestselling Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

All the Drowning Seas

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 191159155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The next thrilling instalment of the Nicholas Everard thrillers 1942. As a Japanese invasion fleets sweep across the Pacific, a handful of Allied ships prepare for a last-ditch battle at Surabaya in the Java Sea. Not only is the Allied force doomed to defeat: any surviving ships will be trapped, since escape routes are blocked by the enemy. Nick Everard, commanding the cruiser Defiant, is badly wounded in the battle. His ship is heavily damaged and to make matters worse, he has a battered US destroyer under his protection. But unless Everard can find some way out of the trap, both ships and crews face destruction... All the Drowning Seas presents compelling action at sea, and establishes Alexander Fullerton as one of the premier novelists of naval warfare. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement

The Blooding of the Guns

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591509

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The first in the epic and unputdownable Nicholas Everard naval thriller series Jutland, 1916: In the windswept North Sea, the Royal Navy awaits the challenge of the Kaiser’s High Sea Fleet. One hundred and fifty British ships, manned by sixty thousand sailors, stand ready for battle in the icy waters... Nicholas Everard, a sub-lieutenant on a destroyer, is going into combat. Little does he know what is in store for himself and his shipmates. How it feels to be in a small ship, racing to launch torpedoes into a line of dreadnoughts’ blazing guns; how it feels to be inside a battleship’s fifteen-inch turrets; or on the bridge of a cruiser under pulverising bombardment. This is battle at sea. How can Everard survive the onslaught? Dramatic, action-packed and meticulously researched, The Blooding of the Guns launches the epic career of Nicholas Everard in this unforgettable series, sure to enthral readers of Douglas Reeman and Philip McCutchan. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

A Share of Honour

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591568

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Danger lurks beneath the Mediterranean waves... Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves in the Mediterranean aboard the submarine Ultra, helping the Allies attack Axis supply ships in a life or death struggle beneath the waves. But Paul has other worries: his father, Nick, is somewhere in the Far East, at risk from the rapidly advancing Japanese. His brother, Jack, has become embroiled in the murky world of clandestine operations, and been sent on a high-risk mission to destroy a key German naval base. The Everards are risking everything for the war. But what price is too high for one family to bear? The seventh instalment of the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers is a searing adventure of warfare at sea. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Patrol to the Golden Horn

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591525

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A covert submarine raid where everything is at risk The final days of the First World War, and the menacing bulk of the German battlecruiser Goeben lurks in the Golden Horn at Constantinople. It is vital that she is destroyed, or at least immobilised, and the favoured method is to send an E-class submarine in through the Dardanelles to the sea of Marmara. However, it is two years since an Allied submarine has passed through the Dardanelles successfully – the narrow straits are littered with minefields and nets, and are continually patrolled by gunboats. To send a submarine through now seems suicidal, but the alternative of sparing the Goeben is unthinkable. Aided by a Marine explosives expert and a taciturn intelligence specialist, Nick Everard is on board and in control, ready to run the gauntlet in his most dangerous mission yet... Patrol to the Golden Horn is an endlessly compelling naval thriller, anchored in historical research, ideal for fans of Douglas Reeman and Philip McCutchan. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Storm Force to Narvik

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591533

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Everard is plunged into action in WW2 British Captain Nick Everard's destroyer is crippled by Nazi gunfire in the German invasion of Norway. Nothing seems able to stop the advance across Europe and the Royal Navy is in a tight situation. Desperately attempting to repair his ship hidden in a remote fjord, Everard is unaware that his son is part of an Allied naval flotilla converging on Norway, and the two are fated to join forces in a deadly arctic battle. Moving into a new and explosive phase of Everard’s career, Storm Force to Narvik takes us deep into the action and danger of the Second World War The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Last Lift from Crete

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591541

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Crete, May 1941. Against all odds the Everards must survive a relentless Luftwaffe assault The situation is dire for British forces in the Mediterranean. Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham’s signal to his fleet is ‘Stick it out. Navy must not let Army down’. But the ships, with no air cover, have to run the gauntlet of 2,000 German bombers; and can only lick their wounds under cover of darkness. Nick Everard commands the destroyer Tuareg as it ventures well inside Stuka territory. There they are ordered to evacuate a body of troops, plus an Australian field hospital and thirty nurses, from right under the Germans’ noses. The soon-decimated flotilla has to make it round the Aegean, then out of Crete – but only a miracle can save them! Last Lift from Crete is the story of a battle lost and won. It combines gripping personal drama with incredible naval action and shows Alexander Fullerton at the height of his career and his writing powers. A must-read for fans of Alistair MacLean and C. S. Forester. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘Impeccable in detail and gripping in impact’ Irish Independent ‘His action passages are superb and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overwhelming’ Sunday Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

The Torch Bearers

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591576

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The trap is laid. Now, Nick Everard must wait for the U-boats to arrive... Autumn 1942. Sir Nicholas Everard, Captain of the HMS Harbinger, has a convoy to escort: big and slow, with just one destroyer, two corvettes and a few trawlers to protect it. This will not be an easy mission. Meanwhile, U-boat pack commander Max Looff can hardly believe his luck. His nerve is going and he knows it: but now he has a one-in-a-million chance to annihilate an entire convoy... Little does Looff know, however, that Everard and his ships are bait: designed to distract the Germans from the real ‘Torch’ invasion forces. The game is on. For readers of Alexander Kent, Julian Stockwin and C S Forester, this is a thrilling tale of gallantry and determination in the face of enormous danger. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Sixty Minutes for St. George

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591517

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The thrilling and authentic Nicholas Everard naval thriller On St George’s Day 1918 the Royal Navy launch a desperate assault on the German base of Zeebrugge. In the sixty minutes from touchdown to withdrawal, eleven VCs were won and hundreds lay dead or wounded. Churchill said the raid ‘may well rank as the finest feat of arms of the Great War’. Sub-lieutenant Nicholas Everard finds himself in the thick of it: working on minelaying operations, manning coastal patrols and, above all, fighting in savage clashes with enemy destroyers. He must not only fight his skilled opponents: he must fight the odds... For readers of Philip McCutchan and Douglas Reeman, Alexander Fullerton’s outstanding ability to recreate the war as it was felt and lived bursts from every line of this extraordinary novel, the second in the Nicholas Everard series. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

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Roman

Author: Mary Balogh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548262703

Category:

Page: 415

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Eine höchst dramatische Romanze zwischen einem attraktiven Adligen und einer nicht minder schönen Lady, die ein dunkles Geheimnis verbirgt.

Dickicht

Thriller

Author: Scott Smith

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104009163

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Mexiko: Sonne, Strand, Meer, Sex und ...Tequila. Nichts anderes haben sich Jeff und Amy, Eric und Stacy für ihren Urlaub erträumt. Die vier Amerikaner faulenzen am Strand von Cancun, als sich ein junger Deutscher zu ihnen gesellt. Dessen Bruder ist einer Archäologin zu einer Ausgrabungsstätte in den Dschungel gefolgt, hat aber seitdem nichts mehr von sich hören lassen. Die Gruppe beschließt spontan, Matthias in den Urwald zu begleiten. Doch dieser Ausflug wird für die jungen Leute ein Weg in die Hölle...

Twelve Years a Slave

Die wahre Geschichte

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492967086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Solomon Northup lebte als freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer in Louisiana verkauft wurde. Zwölf Jahre erlitt er grausamste Gefangenschaft, bevor er seine Freiheit zurückgewann und zu seiner Familie heimkehrte. Seine Memoiren von 1853 sind nicht nur wertvolles historisches Testament, sondern auch berührendes Zeugnis eines mutigen und unnachgiebigen Mannes. John Ridleys Drehbuch basiert auf seinem wahren Bericht.

Herrin der Stürme

Ein Darkover Roman

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955305988

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

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Bestsellerautorin Marion Zimmer Bradley ("Die Nebel von Avalon") hat mit dem opulenten Darkover-Zyklus eine einzigartige Romanreihe geschaffen: Die fesselnde Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen fremden Welt und ihrer Bewohner ist Kult! Tief in den schroffen Bergen Darkovers, in der verfallenen Burg der Familie von Rockraven, wird ein Kind geboren, vor dem die Welt eines Tages erzittern wird. Kaum ist Dorilys, die Tochter des Herren von Rockraven, zehn Jahre alt, beginnen sich in ihr die geheimnisvollen Fähigkeiten ihrer Vorfahren zu regen. Denn Dorilys ist die Herrin der Stürme, die allein mit der Kraft ihrer Gedanken die Urgewalten entfesseln kann. Doch wer wird fähig sein, die Herrin der Stürme zu beherrschen?

Nudes

Author: Andreas H. Bitesnich

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 9783823855590

Category: Photography

Page: 140

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"In Andreas Bitesnich's photos one finds the lightness of Howard Schatz, the intensity of Mapplethorpe, and the charm of Demarchelier - just the right ingredients for sophisticated nude photography." With this high praise the photographic collection Nudes was awarded the coveted Kodak Photography Book Prize. Out of print for years, Bitesnich's remarkable first book is now available in a slightly smaller format, and its reissue will delight the many fans of this supremely talented artist. At the center of Bitesnich's work are the contours and surfaces of the human body: male and female figures transformed into timeless works of art. Bitesnich's adroit use of light and shadow creates a classic yet playful tension that is complimented by his precision and depth of tone. Erotic and highly charged, yet simple and technically near-perfect, Nudes is a celebration of the human body that establishes Bitesnich as one of the masters of black-and-white photography.

Michael Alder

Das Haus als Typ

Author: Ulrike Zophoniasson-Baierl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764378441

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Der Schwerpunkt sowohl der Bautätigkeit wie auch der Lehre und Forschung von Michael Alder lag ganz auf der Entwicklung von «wohnbaren», menschengerechten Wohn- und Siedlungsbauten. Anhand von typologisierten Grundrissen werden Werk und Philosophie Alders vorgestellt. Alders Begriff der Einfachheit beruht nicht auf ästhetischer Herabsetzung, sondern auf der Klärung komplexer Zusammenhänge. Seine Wohnkonzepte sind nie ausschliesslich einmalige Lösungen für eine spezielle Situation, sondern stets auch prototypisch und haben Modellcharakter für andere Situationen.

Drei Meister: Balzac, Dickens, Dostojewski.

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3958019528

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Stefan Zweig ist einer der populärsten und talentiertesten deutschsprachigen Schriftsteller. Seine Werke gehören zu den Klassikern, die Kraft und Wirkung seiner Sprache beeindrucken bis heute. In diesem Werk widmet sich Zweig seinen drei großen Vorbildern Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens und insbesondere Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski. Seinen „drei Meistern“ huldigt er mit der Geste eines Kenners und Verehrers. Zu erwarten gibt es spannende Einblicke in das literarische Schaffen dreier begnadeter Romanciers aus der Sicht eines ihrer bekanntesten und begabtesten Anhänger. „Jeder dieser Künstler bildet ein Lebensgesetz, eine Lebensauffassung durch die Fülle seiner Gestalten so einheitlich hervor, daß es durch ihn eine neue Form der Welt wird. Und dieses innerste Gesetz, diese Charakterformation in ihrer verborgenen Einheit darzustellen ist der wesentliche Versuch meines Buches, dessen ungeschriebener Untertitel lauten könnte: Psychologie des Romanciers.“