Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644504210

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2316


Geliebte Schwester. Erbitterte Rivalin. Der mächtige Herzog Richard Neville, Vater der jungen Schwestern Anne und Isabel, schäumt vor Wut. Denn all seinen Einflüsterungen zum Trotz hat der liebesblinde König Edward IV. weit unter seinem Stand geheiratet – die schöne Elizabeth Woodville, eine skandalöse Verbindung. Dabei verdankt Edward den Thron ihm allein, ihm, dem «Königsmacher». Heimlich vermählt Neville seine Töchter mit den nächsten Thronanwärtern, intrigiert, bläst zum Angriff auf das Königshaus – und scheitert. Wie Spielbälle katapultiert sein Machthunger die Schwestern als Thronanwärterinnen in die Höhe oder als Landesverräterinnen in den Abgrund. Mit aller Kraft versuchen Anne und Isabel, ihr Schicksal in die eigenen Hände zu nehmen und den größten Wunsch ihres Vaters zu erfüllen: die englische Krone für einen König aus dem Hause Neville. «‹Dornenschwestern› ist Philippa Gregory in Höchstform.» (Associated Press) «Gregory ist der Superstar des historischen Romans, und ‹Dornenschwestern› zeigt, warum: Diese Autorin bietet ihren Lesern intelligente Unterhaltung und eine Reise in eine bewegte Vergangenheit.» (Historical Novels Review) «Ihre vielen Fans werden die lebendigen Figuren, den üppigen und bewegenden Stil und die faszinierende Geschichte aus Frauenperspektive lieben.» (Library Journal) «Intrigen und Kampf bis zum Tod um Macht und Liebe.» (Los Angeles Times) «Großartige Unterhaltung.» (New York Daily News)

The kingmakers

politicians and politics in Andhra Pradesh

Author: Dagmar Bernstorff,Hugh Gray

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 9284


With reference to post-1947 period.

The Kingmakers

Author: Clay Griffith,Susan Griffith

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616146753

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 5202


The epic Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss. A war to the death. Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs. To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fearsome weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon. As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clans--Gareth's brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Kingmakers

Author: Arelo C. Sederberg,Arelo Sederberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595010008

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 7461


Their vast empire was legendary-land holdings, film interests, untold wealth and the clout of Los Angeles' mightiest newspaper. But it wasn't enough for the Collingsworths. Now, the same restless passion for power that conquered California threatens to tear the family apart Thomas Collingsworth, the patriarch, stopped at nothing to build an empire from his humble origins until a specter from the past nearly destroyed it all. Hollis, his son, learned early that every man had his price and no price was too great if it would expand the family's power and crush its enemies. Deborah, the ravishing international star, shared Hollis' darkest secret and plotted her own revenge. Andrew, the grandson, was carefully groomed to lead the dynasty to the throne of national politics until an unknown assailant brought him down. And Peter Russell. His relentless search for the parents he never knew threatened to topple even the magnificent Collingsworths. Arelo Sederberg, a veteran newspaper writer and editor, is the author of six novels. He also spent six years as a public relations executive for Howard Hughes, and was sole spokesman for the reclusive billionaire at the time of Hughes death in 1976. Sederberg was a commentator and interviewer for the cable tv network FNN (now C-NBC). He lives near San Diego, and is working on another novel.

The Kingmakers

Venture Capital and the Money Behind the Net

Author: Karen Southwick

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4529


A noted journalist and author gets close to the key players in a hush-hush field The Kingmakers reveals the world of high-powered venture capitalists, following them as they interview hopeful entrepreneurs, select boards for funded companies, shepherd companies toward an IPO, and decide which industries and what companies to invest in. This is the first time a journalist has been given total access to this highly guarded business for a book-length work. It offers insight into what companies and industries will hold the key to our economic future, as well as the inner workings of the venture capitalists and investment bankers. Author has access to the key players in high technology and some of the venture capitalists profiled include Ann Winblad, Roger McNamee, Dick Kramlich, and Andy Rappaport. Karen Southwick (San Francisco, CA) is a professional journalist and Managing Editor of Forbes ASAP, a bimonthly magazine with a circulation of 850,000. She is the author of Silicon Gold Rush (0-471-24646-8) and High Noon

The Last King of Legends

The Kingmakers

Author: Serafia Cross

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781614343004

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1836


Principled people, crucial events and overwhelming afflictions build legendary kings such as the thirteen-year-old leper boy, Baldwin, who inherits a kingdom at war - the Kingdom of Jerusalem. This is the first book in The Last King of Legends series, based on the true story of King Baldwin IV of Latin Jerusalem, who reigned from 1174 to 1185.

The Kingmakers

How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy

Author: Mike Gravel,David Eisenbach

Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781597775861

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 1166


Argues that the media's failure to present the public with an accurate view of the world poses a greater threat to American lives than terrorism.

Krieg der Rosen: Winterpilger

Historischer Roman

Author: Toby Clements


ISBN: 3732514862

Category: Fiction

Page: 767

View: 4460


Der Auftakt eines mitreißenden Historienepos über die Rosenkriege von Bestsellerautor Toby Clements Kloster St. Mary, England, 1460. In einer klirrend kalten Februarnacht kreuzen sich die Wege von Thomas und Katherine, einem Mönch und einer Nonne. Thomas rettet die junge Frau vor einer Schar Angreifer aus höchster Gefahr. Dabei verletzt er den Sohn des mächtigen Sir Riven schwer, der fortan auf Rache sinnt. Als Sir Riven und seine Männer ins Kloster einfallen, müssen Thomas und Katherine fliehen - und geraten mitten hinein in die blutigen Auseinandersetzungen der Häuser York und Lancaster, in die Rosenkriege, deren Ausgang sie schon bald mitbestimmen ...

The King Makers - the Adventures of Vincent Connor

Author: H. Bedford-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618271792

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 2940


House of Missing Men: Vincent Connor-to all simply a wealthy playboy-but his "play" was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades. Part of the H. Bedford-Jones Library.

Kings, Magic, and Medicine

Author: Daryl Peavy


ISBN: 0557183707

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 3770


The dynamics of Traditional African Medicine/Magic, kings, mystical warriors,and priests on the rise of the Great Benin empire.

An Ethnographic Study of Northern Ghanaian Conflicts

Towards a Sustainable Peace : Key Aspects of Past, Present and Impending Conflicts in Northern Ghana and the Mechanisms for Their Address

Author: A. K. Awedoba

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9988647387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 5695


Conflict in Northern Ghana appears to be increasing in amplitude and frequency and its effects are getting more devastating. It is the view of this book that The Government of Ghana and civil society organisations involved in aspects of conflict management have approached peace issues in the region with an inadequate understanding of the local issues that divide and unite the people, or using sufficient resources to pre-emt conflict. In 2003 The Mole V summit was held in Damongo to discuss strategic directions for comprehensive development and poverty reduction in Northern Ghana as a mechanism for supporting conflict management. It is the aim of this publication to contribute to the proposed plan by suggesting past and current conflict management resources and mechanisms which could be employed. The suggestions are informed by surveys, which are oulined in the book, of particular conflicts in the three northern Regions of Ghana between 2006 and 2008 - their histories, causes and efforts and their resolution.

The Kingmaker (Book I of the Kingmaker Saga)

Author: MR James G Pearson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495449116


Page: 334

View: 535


The country of Vikinsa is a land populated by five kingdoms, all which have laid in peace for the last century. No wars have been fought between them since the toppling of the empire that bound them together. But a conspiracy, vast in size and born out of revenge, threatens that peace. Rhyn, the last Kingmaker, is left questioning himself in the wake of the conspiracy. He has two choices. To rise, or to fall.

The Kingmakers (Classic Reprint)

Author: Burton Egbert Stevenson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331899405

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 5519


Excerpt from The Kingmakers It was the women who dominated the scene. There were men present, to be sure, but they were as unobtrusive to the eye, as strictly utilitarian, as the donor kneeling humbly in the corner of the pic ture before the madonna he had paid to have painted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Projekt Phoenix

Der Roman über IT und DevOps – Neue Erfolgsstrategien für Ihre Firma

Author: Gene Kim

Publisher: O'Reilly

ISBN: 3960100671

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 3573


Bill ist IT-Manager bei Parts Unlimited. An einem Dienstagmorgen erhält er auf der Fahrt zur Arbeit einen Anruf seines CEO. Die neue IT-Initiative der Firma mit dem Codenamen Projekt Phoenix ist entscheidend für die Zukunft von Parts Unlimited, aber das Projekt hat Budget und Zeitplan massiv überzogen. Der CEO will, dass Bill direkt an ihn berichtet und das ganze Chaos in neunzig Tagen aufräumt, denn sonst wird Bills gesamte Abteilung outgesourct. Mit der Hilfe eines Vorstandsmitglieds und dessen mysteriöser Philosophie der Drei Wege wird Bill klar, dass IT-Arbeit mehr mit dem Fertigungsbereich in einer Fabrik zu tun hat als er sich je vorstellen konnte. Die Zeit drängt: Bill muss dafür sorgen, dass der Arbeitsfluss auch zwischen den Abteilungen deutlich besser läuft und das Business-Funktionalität zuverlässig bereitgestellt wird. Drei Koryphäen der DevOps-Bewegung liefern hier die rasante und unterhaltsame Story, in der sich jeder, der im IT-Bereich arbeitet, wiederfinden wird. Sie erfahren nicht nur, wie Sie Ihre eigene IT-Organisation verbessern können - nach der Lektüre dieses Buchs werden Sie IT auch nie wieder so sehen wie zuvor.

Die Königin der Schatten - Verbannt


Author: Erika Johansen

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641165288

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1280


Kelsea Glynn hat sich als wahre Herrscherin erwiesen. Um ihr Land vor einer schrecklichen Invasion durch das Nachbarreich Mortmesne zu schützen, hat sie sich in die Hände ihrer größten Feindin begeben: der Roten Königin. Doch damit nicht genug, die Rote Königin ist inzwischen auch im Besitz von Kelseas wertvollen Saphiren. Sollte es ihr gelingen, sich deren Magie zu bemächtigen, ist ganz Tearling dem Untergang geweiht. Während Mace als Regent auf dem Thron von Tearling fieberhaft an einem Plan arbeitet, um Kelsea aus den Kerkern der Roten Königin zu befreien, kommt es im finsteren Mortmesne zum finalen Showdown zwischen den beiden Königinnen ...