Just Around Midnight

Author: Jack Hamilton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674416597

Category: History

Page: 340

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When Jimi Hendrix died, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet ten years earlier, Chuck Berry had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become white? Jack Hamilton challenges the racial categories that distort standard histories of rock music and the 60s revolution.
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Just Before Midnight

Book 2

Author: Desley Polmear

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499004001

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 9956

JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT: The sizzling erotic sequel to Unlocked Secrets by popular contemporary writer Desley Polmear. A fast-paced journey from Australia to Italy — bright splashes of colour and movement on a broad canvas. Continue to follow the highs and lows of beautiful, sexy Susie Russo's chaotic life and the consequences of her choices. Old parental questions are answered and new paternal mysteries develop and drive the search for truth, honour, hope and love. Psychic warnings/predictions enter: Will Susie heed their counsel? Are they accurate? Will Susie pay the price and learn another life lesson the hard way by direct personal experience if she ignores them? A fast paced sensual page turner which invites the reader to become engrossed in the narrative and to avidly follow the plot twists and turns to the conclusion. Does Susie put her past behind her and search for true peace and happiness: is revenge a dish best eaten cold — or should you dig two graves: is justice finally served? The reader is on a roller coaster ride of excitement and will form their own judgment according to their own moral compass. But WOW! What a ride. Myla McLoughlin QLD Australia JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT by contemporary writer Desley Polmear is the powerfully erotic sequel to Unlocked Secrets. Sexy Susie Russo is lured back to Australia by the crime syndicate that her loving Claude died trying to save her from. From this point on she is led on a rollercoaster ride of emotional situations caused by the consequences of her return to Australia. Just Before Midnight twists and turns not only through the changes in Susie Russo's own life, but the lives of her family and friends. This fast paced novel will appeal to many readers, its high packed action and moral dilemmas keep the reader guessing. Desley Polmear has succinctly teased out the inner stories of the Russo family, and the interplay of emotions that those stories reveal. This is a dynamic novel that will leave you gasping for more. Karen Gribbin NSW Australia
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Just Before Midnight

Author: Suzanne Robinson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307808068

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2259

It's 1899, and American heiress Mattie Bright is too modern for her own good. Mattie would love to spend her days racing through town in her motorcar. Instead she's in London looking for a husband whose lineage will make her fortune respectable. The only interesting man Mattie has encountered is the handsome Lord Cheyne Tennant--and they've been at war from the moment they met! No one knows that Cheyne is working with Scotland Yard to catch a blackmailer plaguing London's wealthiest aristocrats. He'll need a daring young woman to help capture the culprit--but no gilded English lily will do. Mattie, with hair black as midnight and a fearless soul to match, is just perfect. But Cheyne doesn't know just how far Mattie will go to find the adventure she craves. And when he finally realizes how much she means to him, it may be too late to protect her....
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Träume vor Mitternacht

Roman

Author: Laura McBride

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641228816

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7802

»Vier Frauenschicksale verwoben zu einem Panorama, das zu Tränen rührt.« Deseret News Vier Frauen, sechs Jahrzehnte und ein Ort, der ihr Leben verändert ... Mitternacht ist ein Ort: »Midnight Room« – so heißt der Nachtclub im El Capitan, einem Casino in Las Vegas. June Stein und ihr Mann haben das Casino in den 1950ern aufgebaut und in eine goldene Ära geführt. Doch die ist längst Vergangenheit, als Honorata, eine junge Philippina und »Katalogbraut«, Jahre später hier den Jackpot knackt und sich mit Junes Hilfe die Freiheit erkauft. Honoratas Leben ist verwoben mit dem der mexikanischen Einwanderin Engracia und dem von Carol, einer schwarzen Lehrerin, die schon lange nach ihrer leiblichen Mutter sucht – eine Suche, bei der ihr nur June helfen kann.
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Die Mitternachtsbande

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644404577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2732

Der neue Roman des Bestsellerautors über die Kraft der Freundschaft und der Phantasie! Als Tom mit einer Gehirnerschütterung ins Krankenhaus kommt, schließt er schnell Freundschaft mit den anderen Kindern auf der Station: Da ist Amber mit ihren Gipsarmen und -beinen; Robin mit seiner Augenbinde; George, der sich von einer Mandeloperation erholt; und die kleine Sally, die so krank ist, dass sie die meiste Zeit im Bett liegen muss. Alle fünf teilen ein spannendes Geheimnis: Sie sind die MITTERNACHTSBANDE! Jede Nacht schleichen sie sich heimlich in den Keller des Krankenhauses, denn ... Aber von den wilden Abenteuern, die sie dort erleben, darf natürlich niemand etwas wissen. Schon gar nicht die boshafte Stationsschwester.
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Once More, At Midnight

Author: Wendy Warren

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145921773X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6200

GUESS WHO'S BACK IN TOWN! Her acting career over before it began and her bank account drained, Lilah Owens returned to her tiny hometown of Kalamoose, North Dakota, with the one thing she did have, a big secret in the form of her eleven-year-old daughter. Not five minutes in town, she ran into the unbearably handsome, hardscrabble boy she left behind but never forgot. Only now Gus Hoffman was all man, owned most of Kalamoose, had a fancy fiancée and had no idea that he was a father! Gus knew the beautiful woman he'd loved and lost was hiding something—and that meeting once more at midnight, the way they used to, would reveal her secrets. But could Gus handle the truth—and his still-burning passion for Lilah?
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Just Before Midnight

Author: Patricia Simpson

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780061084942

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2584

A shattering experience compels Evaline Jaye to leave her supernatural past and heritage on the Indian reservation, until her work with an injured teenager and the girl's gruff but attractive father, who awakens her sensuality. Original.
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The Pink Sneakers Club

Sometime Around Midnight

Author: Christian Bertoni

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456610694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 328

View: 2380

40 years ago Samantha Hays was murdered. Now, she wants revenge!
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Midnight, Texas

Roman

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364122084X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5660

Die Bewohner Midnights haben diesen Ort allesamt aus einem Grund zu ihrem Zuhause gewählt: Das texanische Städtchen ist klein und ruhig. Und damit ein perfektes Versteck. Doch wovor verstecken sie sich? Allein Bobo Winthrop, der Besitzer des Pfandhauses, scheint von jedem in der Stadt etwas zu wissen. Da ist Bobos neuer Untermieter, der seine Wohnung nur nachts verlässt. Oder die Esoterik-Lady, die behauptet, eine Hexe zu sein. Als Bobos Freundin Aubrey verschwindet, fangen die Einwohner an, Fragen zu stellen. Zu viele Fragen, denn plötzlich drohen Geheimnisse ans Tageslicht zu kommen, die besser verborgen geblieben wären ...
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Grüner Schnee

Kriminalroman

Author: Sara Blædel

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404155729

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5015

Zwei Morde versetzen Kopenhagen in Unruhe: Eine junge Frau wird erdrosselt aufgefunden, und ein Journalist liegt erstochen in einem Hinterhof. Während Kriminalpolizistin Louise Rick im ersten Fall ermittelt, nimmt ihre beste Freundin, die Reporterin Camilla Lind, die Spur des Journalistenmörders auf. Doch der scheint noch lange nicht genug zu haben ...
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Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4769

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte
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Pure Sunshine

Author: Brian James

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545231949

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3934

A spellbinding trip of a novel about three friend breaking apart in their quest to stave off boredom and sameness. It's not about the drugs. It's not about the girls or the fights or the fading streetlights. It's about two nights that weren't going to be different from the rest, but then took a turn. It's about trying to find out who you are and who your real friends are. It's about everything being the same, the same, the same. It's about nothing being the same again. It's about Brendon, WIll, and Kevin -- three friends on different paths -- and the weekend that put them to the test.
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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0345802993

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 5168

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
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Mitternacht im Pera Palace

Die Geburt des modernen Istanbul

Author: Charles King

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711224

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 4498

WORUM GEHT ES? »Mitternacht im Pera Palace« erzählt die faszinierende Geschichte des Aufbruchs Istanbuls in die Moderne zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Schauplatz der rasanten Entwicklung ist das elegante Hotel Pera Palace, dessen Gäste Geschichte schrieben: Von Agatha Christie über Atatürk und Trotzki bis zu Geheimagenten aller Länder checkte ein, wer den Lauf der Welt veränderte. Ein wunderbar stimmungsvolles Porträt Istanbuls von den »Swinging Twenties« bis zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. WAS IST BESONDERS? Istanbuls Aufbruch in die Moderne, mitreißend erzählt vor dem Panorama europäischer Geschichte, am Beispiel eines Grand Hotels und seiner illustren Gäste. WER LIEST? • Alle Istanbul-Fans und die, die es noch werden wollen • Leser von Geert Mak, David Abulafia und Karl Schlögel • Jeder, der kulturhistorisch interessiert ist
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Don't Just Sit There

A True Account of a Frightening Experience and a Self-Help Book for Women

Author: L. Wilson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595180450

Category: Self-Help

Page: 173

View: 4613

What would your reaction be if assaulted at knifepoint? If you were kidnapped or were at the mercy of a lunatic for hours? If you remained alive…would you contact the authorities? Thousands of women are attacked every year, but only an estimated 1 in 20 ever reports the incident to the police. Just 1 in 10 of those ever follows through with the process of pressing charges, and only 1 in 10 of those remaining ever sees the inside of a courtroom. This allows too many criminals to continue to freely roam the streets, able to viciously attack again & again. This story is a completely true account of an assault & abduction, where the victim was fortunate enough to be able to walk away unharmed, and the 6 months of various events that followed. Every woman, from young teens to the elderly should read the information contained in these pages…something in them may someday be very useful and save their lives…or help put their attacker behind thick, steel bars in prison.
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Papua: The Papua

Author: Peter Watt

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1742626033

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Two men, sworn enemies, come face to face on the battlefields of France. When Jack Kelly, a captain in the Australian army, shows compassion towards his prisoner Paul Mann, a brave and high-ranking German officer, an unexpected bond is formed. But neither could imagine how their pasts and futures would become inextricably linked by one place: Papua. The Great War is finally over and both soldiers return to their once familiar lives, only to find that in their absences events have changed their respective worlds forever. In Australia, Jack is suddenly alone with a son he does not know and a future filled with uncertainty, while the photograph of a beautiful German woman he has never met fills his thoughts. Meanwhile the Germany that Paul had fought for is vanishing under the influence of an ambitious young man named Adolph Hitler, and he fears for the future of his family. A new beginning beckons them both in a beautiful but dangerous land where rivers of gold are as legendary as the fearless, cannibalistic tribes, and where fortunes can be made and lost as quickly as a life. Papua.
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Nighttime Guardian

Author: Amanda Stevens

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146035057X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3262

He'd believed in her once… Years ago, Nathan Dallas had stood by young Shelby Westmoreland when she'd claimed a creature had risen from the river one foggy midnight.Townsfolk had accused Shelby of crying wolf, but she knew she'd seen something. And she never forgot Nathan. and she needed him more than ever Shelby was all woman now—and Nathan was back in town, under a cloud of scandal. His dark stare sent shivers of awareness and apprehension down her spine. But when wet footprints appeared and Shelby's belongings mysteriously moved or disappeared, Nathan answered her cry for help. With her elusive tormentor near, Nathan became Shelby's nighttime guardian…and keeper of her heart.
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Around Midnight

Author: Shadow Hunter

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449756107

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 3442

Your neighbors are skunks and a bear. Your best friend is a falcon. First you’re miserably hot, then freezing cold. You want to go home, but you can’t; you are stuck here in the wilderness as a strange, wild creature. You’re afraid to be seen, so you scavenge for food late at night. You ask the Lord for help, as you keep trying to find a way to get back home. You experience the Lord guiding you as long as you keep in touch with him.
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Sociology of Giving

Author: Helmuth Berking

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857026135

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 6901

This book decodes the ambivalence of gift-giving. It examines its socio-ethical and integrative potential. Following a short recollection of contemporary gift-giving, its motives, occasions and its rules, the reader is invited to travel back in time and space examining 'sacrifice', 'food-sharing', and 'gift giving' as those basic institutions upon which symbolic orders of 'traditional' society rely. The historical invention of hospitality is considered and paves the way to an analysis of the anthropology of giving. Berking goes on to explore the transition from traditional society to the market, self interest form. He questions the view that our societies are dominated by individualism and explores the contemporary interplay between self interest and the common good.
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Midnight Sun

Alles für Dich - Der Roman zum Film

Author: Trish Cook

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641220416

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7969

Eine Liebe, so unendlich wie ein Sommernachtshimmel Auf den ersten Blick ist die 17-jährige Katie ein Mädchen wie jedes andere: Sie schreibt ihre eigenen Songs, hängt mit ihrer besten Freundin ab oder beobachtet ihren Schwarm Charlie aus der Ferne. Als der eines Abends Katies Auftritt als Straßenmusikerin sieht, verliebt er sich Hals über Kopf in sie. Katie schwebt im siebten Himmel - doch sie verschweigt Charlie etwas Lebenswichtiges: Katie leidet an einer seltenen Krankheit, die jegliches Sonnenlicht zur tödlichen Gefahr macht. Wie berauscht treibt sie mit Charlie durch die lauen Sommernächte und setzt alles auf eine Karte ...
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