Ashes - Tödliche Schatten

Author: Ilsa J. Bick

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732547787

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2850

Nichts ist mehr, wie es war - kannst du diese gefährliche neue Welt überleben? Den verheerenden Anschlag auf die Welt hat die siebzehnjährige Alex überlebt, aber nun muss sie sich den schwerwiegenden Folgen stellen. In den Städten, die nicht zerstört wurden, rotten sich diktatorische Tyranneien zusammen, in denen sich menschliche Abgründe auftun. Außerhalb der Schutzwälle droht der sichere Tod. Denn dort lauern Horden Jugendlicher, die sich seit dem Unglück in bestialische Kannibalen verwandeln. Und schließlich bleibt noch die Ungewissheit, ob Alex selbst noch zu so einem Monster mutiert. Warum sind ausgerechnet sie und ein paar wenige Ausnahmen von dieser Verwandlung bisher verschont geblieben? eBooks von beBEYOND - fremde Welten und fantastische Reisen!
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From the Shadows

The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents an

Author: Robert M. Gates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127484

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 5103

Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. As the only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the CIA and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert Gates is uniquely qualified to tell the unprecedented inside story of the Cold War. Drawing on his access to classified information and top-level involvement in policy decisions, Gates lays bare the hidden wars and operations the United States waged against communism worldwide. Ever certain that the fifty-year struggle with the Soviet Union was indeed a war, Gates makes candid appraisals of Presidents, key officials, and policies of the period. Among his disclosures are: how Carter laid the foundations for Reagan's covert wars against the Soviets; CIA predictions of a conservative coup against Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Union; CIA and KGB "black operations" against each other; the secret relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Soviets; and three secret CIA-KGB summits. From the Shadows is a classic memoir on the career of a CIA officer at the center of power during a time when the threat of global annihilation informed America's every move.
Posted in History

Olive und das Haus der Schatten

Author: Jacqueline West

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644451516

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9050

Olive ist verzweifelt. Weil sie die magische Brille zerstört hat, kann sie nicht mehr in die Bilderwelt steigen, in der ihr Freund Morton noch immer eingesperrt ist. Und die drei sprechenden Katzen Horatio, Leopold und Harvey haben nur wenig Lust, Olive zu helfen. Als Olive schließlich auf das Zauberbuch der McMartins stößt, glaubt sie, mit seiner Hilfe endlich eine Lösung für Morton finden zu können. Sie ahnt nicht, dass sie schon längst in einen sehr gefährlichen magischen Bann geraten ist. Denn nicht Olive hat das Buch gefunden – das Buch hat Olive gefunden...
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Out of the Shadows

Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics

Author: Nina Byers,Gary Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521821975

Category: Science

Page: 471

View: 9771

Authoritative 2006 description of pioneering women who made important contributions to physics from the twentieth century.
Posted in Science

Sultry Shadows

Author: Mia Kingsley

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3739691859

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 3671

Wenn du zugegeben hättest, wie gut wir zusammen sind, müsste ich dir jetzt nicht wehtun. Und es wird wehtun ...Nur in Ruhe eine Leiche entsorgen – mehr wollte ich nicht. Stattdessen stört mich ein Kerl, der selbst einen Toten im Gepäck hat. Ich hatte mich so lang auf diesen Abend gefreut und jetzt macht mir dieser Riese einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Wie soll ich mich konzentrieren, wenn er ständig seine Hände an Stellen hat, an denen sie absolut nichts zu suchen haben? Wie soll ich ihn loswerden, wenn er ignoriert, was ich sage? Und wie weh wird es tun, wenn er mich im Bett so hart anfasst, wie er versprochen hat?Dark Romance. Düstere Themen. Eindeutige Szenen. Deutliche Sprache. In sich abgeschlossen.
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Global Shadows

Africa in the Neoliberal World Order

Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387646

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 5713

Both on the continent and off, “Africa” is spoken of in terms of crisis: as a place of failure and seemingly insurmountable problems, as a moral challenge to the international community. What, though, is really at stake in discussions about Africa, its problems, and its place in the world? And what should be the response of those scholars who have sought to understand not the “Africa” portrayed in broad strokes in journalistic accounts and policy papers but rather specific places and social realities within Africa? In Global Shadows the renowned anthropologist James Ferguson moves beyond the traditional anthropological focus on local communities to explore more general questions about Africa and its place in the contemporary world. Ferguson develops his argument through a series of provocative essays which open—as he shows they must—into interrogations of globalization, modernity, worldwide inequality, and social justice. He maintains that Africans in a variety of social and geographical locations increasingly seek to make claims of membership within a global community, claims that contest the marginalization that has so far been the principal fruit of “globalization” for Africa. Ferguson contends that such claims demand new understandings of the global, centered less on transnational flows and images of unfettered connection than on the social relations that selectively constitute global society and on the rights and obligations that characterize it. Ferguson points out that anthropologists and others who have refused the category of Africa as empirically problematic have, in their devotion to particularity, allowed themselves to remain bystanders in the broader conversations about Africa. In Global Shadows, he urges fellow scholars into the arena, encouraging them to find a way to speak beyond the academy about Africa’s position within an egregiously imbalanced world order.
Posted in Political Science

Lord of Shadows

Die dunklen Mächte 2

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641186269

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 4814

Die junge Schattenjägerin Emma Carstairs hat ihre Eltern gerächt, doch sie findet keinen Frieden. Denn aus der Freundschaft zu ihrem Parabatai Julian ist Liebe geworden – und nach den Gesetzen der Schattenjäger hat eine Beziehung zwischen zwei Parabatai tödliche Konsequenzen. Um Julian und sich zu schützen, lässt sich Emma daher ausgerechnet auf Julians Bruder Mark ein. Mark, der fünf Jahre bei den Feenwesen lebte und dessen Loyalität nicht wirklich geklärt ist. Zumal Unruhe herrscht in der Unterwelt. Die Feenwesen mussten sich nach dem Dunklen Krieg harten Bedingungen beugen und begehren auf. Aufgerieben zwischen den Intrigen des Feenkönigs und der unerbittlichen Härte jahrtausendealter Gesetze müssen Emma, Julian und Mark ihre privaten Sorgen vergessen und gemeinsam für all das kämpfen, was sie lieben – bevor es zu spät ist und ein neuer Krieg ausbricht ...
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Flowering in the Shadows

Women in the History of Chinese and Japanese Painting

Author: Marsha Smith Weidner

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824811495

Category: Art

Page: 315

View: 3787

For well over a thousand years Chinese and Japanese women created, commissioned, collected and used paintings, yet until recently this fact has scarcely been acknowledged in the study of East Asian art by Westerners.
Posted in Art

Out of the Shadows

A Biographical History of African American Athletes

Author: David K. Wiggins

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610752954

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

View: 1622

The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American male and female athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how these changes mirrored the transformation of sports, American society, and civil rights legislation. Some of the athletes discussed include Marshall Taylor (bicycling), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Joe Lewis, Alice Coachman (track and field), Althea Gibson (tennis), Wilma Rudolph, Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams.
Posted in Social Science

Ricco

Shadows Band 2 - Roman

Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641206839

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3293

Der Milliardär und Playboy Ricco Ferraro kennt kein anderes Leben als das eines Schatten: Als mächtiges Mitglied des Ferraro-Clans kann er Licht und Dunkelheit seinem Willen unterwerfen. Doch als sein ungestümes Temperament und Geheimnisse aus der Vergangenheit nicht nur ihn, sondern seine Familie in Gefahr bringen, muss er handeln. Und die Frau finden, die ihn retten kann – sein Gegenstück. Die Suche scheint aussichtslos, bis eine mysteriöse Fremde in Chicago auftaucht. Nach Monaten in Furcht sehnt sie sich nach Schutz. Und findet ihn in Riccos Armen. Doch die Dunkelheit, die all die Jahre sein ergebener Diener war, droht plötzlich sein größter Feind zu werden ...
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Shadows of War

Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 3242

Annotation This book captures the human face of the frontlines, revealing both the visible and the hidden realities of contemporary war, power, and international profiteering in the 21st century.
Posted in Business & Economics

Girl in the Shadows

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416523308

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6544

Some secrets survive the light of day. Others should stay lost in darkness forever. The family saga that began with April Shadows continues! April Taylor wasn't a little girl anymore -- but who was she really? The home she shared with her parents and her older sister, Brenda, may have been filled with turmoil, but it was the only home she knew. Now, with nowhere to go in the wake of losing her mother and father, April had to grow up fast as she embarked on an odyssey of heartbreak and betrayal. It was mere chance that led her to the secluded home of a kindly elderly woman and her deaf teenaged granddaughter, Echo. There, April found a shelter from her mixed-up life, and from the confusion that severed her relationship with Brenda, after an encounter with Brenda's girlfriend, Celia. But when a dangerous couple arrives with greedy intentions, April discovers they will take advantage of her very special friendship with Echo to get what they want. Now, April's survival depends on being true to the one person she's never fully accepted: herself.
Posted in Fiction

Naming the Shadows

Author: Susan L. Roth,Ronald Batson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743236513

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 7470

Posted in Psychology

Out of the Shadows

Woman Abuse in Ethnic, Immigrant, and Aboriginal Communities

Author: Josephine Fong

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 0889614679

Category: Minority women

Page: 324

View: 5376

This unique collection provides social work students and practitioners with critical analysis and practical guidance for working with abused women who are marginalized because of immigrant, refugee, or Aboriginal status. Out of the Shadows presents the work of Canadian academic researchers and frontline workers who demonstrate the increased risk faced by these women when they are victims of domestic violence, due to the racism inherent in our judicial and social systems. Our communities have neither fully faced nor met the challenges presented by this serious problem. Readers will be provoked to reflect on, and re-evaluate, the theoretical and political framework inherent in our service delivery systems and will be intrigued and delighted by accounts of culturally diverse women's groups and individuals who have transformed themselves from victims to victors.
Posted in Minority women

Shadows of the Future

H.G. Wells, Science Fiction, and Prophecy

Author: Patrick Parrinder

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815603320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

View: 9924

H.G. Wells - inventor of the concept of the time machine and the phrase the shape of things to come - described his life's work as one of critical anticipation. This book unravels the complex layers of meaning in The Time Machine, and shows how, throughout his life, he sought to exploit the potential of literary and cultural prophecy in new ways. Described by John Middleton Murry as the last prophet of bourgeois Europe, he was its first futurologist.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Out of the Shadows

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 9781568386218

Category: Self-Help

Page: 219

View: 6676

Out of the Shadows Third Edition
Posted in Self-Help

From Out of the Shadows

Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America

Author: Vicki L. Ruiz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199705450

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 531

From Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she shows how from labor camps, boxcar settlements, and urban barrios, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built extended networks, and participated in community associations--efforts that helped Mexican Americans find their own place in America. She also narrates the tensions that arose between generations, as the parents tried to rein in young daughters eager to adopt American ways. Finally, the book highlights the various forms of political protest initiated by Mexican-American women, including civil rights activity and protests against the war in Vietnam. For this new edition of From Out of the Shadows, Ruiz has written an afterword that continues the story of the Mexicana experience in the United States, as well as outlines new additions to the growing field of Latina history.
Posted in History

Secrets in the Shadows

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416565930

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3841

Everyone Says Her Mother Was Crazy. Is She Doomed to Repeat the Past? Up in the attic, that's where Alice's mother used to escape to...and it's where, so Alice has been told, she plotted the murder of her own stepfather. Now, years later, with her mother locked away for life, the attic is where Alice finds comfort in her aloneness, writing poetry and painting pictures. When Alice finally finds the courage to come out of her shell, exchanging her dowdy looks for flattering clothes and makeup, her life completely opens up -- she even attends the prom with a cute, popular boy. But it's a night that turns quickly tragic -- sending her newfound happiness crashing down around her, and hurtling Alice into a shattering new life, one that leads her to a shocking reunion with the shadows she had fled. From the imagination behind Flowers in the Attic comes a sensational new novel that spins a seductive web between fantasies and lies -- and uncovers the price for keeping secrets in the shadows.
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King of Shadows

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689845782

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6317

Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theater. Shortly after arriving in England, Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years -- to another London, and another production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Amid the bustle and excitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production, Nat finds the warm, nurturing father figure missing from his life -- in none other than William Shakespeare himself. Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever, or give up the friendship he's so longed for in his own time?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Shadows in the Field

New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology

Author: Gregory F. Barz,Timothy J. Cooley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199717194

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 935

Ethnomusicological fieldwork has significantly changed since the end of the the 20th century. Ethnomusicology is in a critical moment that requires new perspecitves on fieldwork - perspectives that are not addressed in the standard guides to ethnomusicological or anthropological method. The focus in ethnomusicological writing and teaching has traditionally centered around analyses and ethnographic representations of musical cultures, rather than on the personal world of understanding, experience, knowing, and doing fieldwork. Shadows in the Field deliberately shifts the focus of ethnomusicology and of ethnography in general from representation (text) to experience (fieldwork). The "new fieldwork" moves beyond mere data collection and has become a defining characteristic of ethnomusicology that engages the scholar in meaningful human contexts. In this new edition of Shadows in the Field, renowned ethnomusicologists explore the roles they themselves act out while performing fieldwork and pose significant questions for the field: What are the new directions in ethnomusicological fieldwork? Where does fieldwork of "the past" fit into these theories? And above all, what do we see when we acknowledge the shadows we cast in the field? The second edition of Shadows in the Field includes updates of all existing chapters, a new preface by Bruno Nettl, and seven new chapters addressing critical issues and concerns that have become increasingly relevant since the first edition.
Posted in Music