Reliving the adventures of past explorers. Trail to the Interior is R. M. Patterson's rich account of exploration and personal adventure in the Cassiar district of British Columbia. The trail is the historic track from Wrangell, Alaska, along the Stikine and Dease rivers and across the height of the land into the valleys of the Liard and the Mackenzie. Explorers and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Russian American Company had ventured this river route, and Raymond Patterson followed in their footsteps.
Because of the differing beliefs on how Australia should be governed in the future, the country splits in two separate nations—to the south, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia becoming known as Greater Australia, and Queensland the Northern Territory and Western Australia, Northern Australia. The northern nation continues to use the old Westminster form of government, and upon review of all past registration and procedures becomes prosperous and populated by freedom-loving and happy people, while to the south, the land is governed in such a way that the needs of the environment is considered as paramount. The design of the southern government can be considered to be inefficient, cumbersome, and impractical, allowing the real power being usurped by radicals, anarchists, and power hungry near megalomaniacs. A large area of western New South Wales has been given over to indigenous people in which to live in their traditional ways. To assist in this, all white people and their improvements have been removed. Initially, this causes great suffering and deaths among the indigenous people who have become dependent on the social services and the lifestyle or way of life of the whites. When they gain a form of organisation, they actually revert to a form of living similar to that which existed prior to white settlement. Ron, in his travels escaping from Southern Australia, meets up with these people and lives with them for a while. An expedition is sent to this area from the north, brought on because of a sudden collapse in population numbers because of disease, Ron finds himself conscripted as leader. The book deals with the achievements of the expedition, the people involved, especially Ron and his lover, Gwen, and those who try to sabotage it or take share of the glory.
This is the story of a family caught in the throes of war, a family with a 165 year tradition of service to their country. Sam is torn between his love for his family and his sense of duty to his country. His decision takes him from the quiet hills of Pennsylvania to the torrid jungles of Burma. While his family struggles with shortages and rationing, he fights to survive the terrors of war. This story is based on actual experiences and official records from World War II.
Krieg wird kommen, Verrat wird lähmen, Tod wird herrschen ... Dom ist ein Seher, doch seine Gabe ist mehr Fluch als Segen, denn seine Visionen sind ungenau und körperlich auszehrend. Da begegnet er der geflohenen Sklavin Rillirin. Sie warnt ihn und sein Volk vor einer Invasion der Barbaren. Aber kaum jemand glaubt ihr. Da ereilt Dom eine Vision von erschreckender Klarheit. Er muss Rillirin vertrauen und den Klan der Wächter und Wölfe auf den Krieg vorbereiten, sonst wird nicht nur er sterben, sondern sein ganzes Volk.
Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
Fans der Science-Fiction- Game-Serie MASS EFFECT können endlich aufatmen. Mit Andromeda steht nun der nächste Teil der überaus erfolgreichen Space-Saga in den Regalen. Der offizielle Roman zum Game wurde in enger Zusammenarbeit mit den Spieleentwicklern verfasst und stellt das Prequel zum heißersehnten vierten Teil MASS EFFECT Andromeda dar.
IN AMERICAN GANGSTER, THE FEDS TOOK DOWN INFAMOUS HEROIN DEALER FRANK LUCAS. BUT THE KINGPIN BEHIND LUCAS’S CRIMINAL REIGN, LEROY “NICKY” BARNES, REMAINED “MR. UNTOUCHABLE.” UNTIL ONE UNDERCOVER AGENT PROVED TOUGH ENOUGH—OR CRAZY ENOUGH—TO INFILTRATE HIS DOMAIN AND NAIL THE MOST DANGEROUS DRUG CZAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Growing up in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where physical violence was a daily reality at home, at school, and on the streets, Louis Diaz had what it took to survive—and to one day become what he vowed to be: a man of uncompromising principles who is “compassionate on the inside, fierce on the outside.” These were the qualities, along with his street fighter’s steely nerves and hair-trigger temper, that drove Diaz from his savage beginnings and early forays in organized crime to become one of the DEA’s bravest undercover agents—the man who was instrumental in tak­ing down some of the nation’s and the world’s most notorious crime rings. In an unforgettable and utterly engaging first-person narrative, Diaz tells his gritty, colorful, painful, and even humorous life story—a story with all the raw emotional power and bare-knuckle action of Wiseguy or Serpico. From his headline-making cases of Nicky Barnes and the Medellín cartel . . . to his account of outwitting a key villain linked to the record-breaking heist known as The Great English Train Robbery . . . to his all-out confrontations with murderous gunrunners and drug dealers on the mean streets of New York . . . to leading commando raids on clan-destine cocaine labs inside the Bolivian jungles, Dancing with the Devil is an explosive memoir that stands as a classic of true-crime literature.
Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse. Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.
Despite starting out as a humble, Mexican immigrant - Esteban Reyes has forged a gaming empire in the city of Las Vegas. Against all odds, he created an extravagant lifestyle for himself and his family. One that he is willing to protect at all costs. He has become ruthless and unforgiving as a result of his ascent to the finer things in life. He is the self-proclaimed 'King' of the neon chessboard known as Sin City and all others his pawns. Michael Palmer is a limo driver who works for the most powerful man in Las Vegas. With no real aspirations in life, he is content with the status quo. He is all but invisible to those around him, and he likes it that way. He is a pawn; an insignificant piece of the puzzle that is The Strip. The pawn will clash with the 'King'.
Seit über einem halben Jahrhundert ist der kicker-Fußball-Almanach das unverzichtbare Nachschlagewerk zum deutschen und internationalen Fußball – eine wahre Fundgrube für alle, die im Fußball mitreden wollen. Bereits kurz nach dem letzten Schlusspfiff erscheint das seit Jahrzehnten beliebteste Fußball-Jahrbuch, reichhaltig bebildert und in gewohnt hochwertiger Ausstattung sowie mit ausführlichen Statistiken.
In der fernen Zukunft der Erde...Die Menschen leben in über-technisierten Kuppelstädten inmitten einer lebensfeindlichen Wüste. Es scheint ein Paradies zu sein, in dem alles in verschwenderischer Fülle vorhanden ist. Nur der Sinn des Lebens ist verlorengegangen. Die Bewohner frönen dem Nichtstun, orientieren sich an bizarren Mode-Torheiten und jagen jedem nur erdenklichen Nerven- und Sinneskitzel hinterher. Ihr Leben besteht aus Sex- und Drogen-Orgien, Ekstasen aller Art gehören zum Alltag, Illusionszentren gaukeln Traumwelten vor. Auch das Leben selbst und der menschliche Körper sind zu simplen, austauschbaren Konsumgütern geworden: Körper und Geschlecht können beliebig gewechselt werden, Selbstmord zu begehen ist zu einer Art Sport geworden, und Sabotage-Akte gegen die Kuppelstadt – die niemals gelingen – helfen, die Zeit zu vertreiben.Eine junge Frau ist dieses Lebens überdrüssig. Aber es scheint nur einen Weg zu geben, sich der erdrückenden Fürsorge des Gemeinwesens zu entziehen. Und dieser Weg führt in die Einsamkeit und die irreparable Tödlichkeit der Wüste...Beiß nicht in die Sonne – nach Trinkt den Saphirwein Tanith Lees zweiter Vier BEE-Roman – gehört zu den wenigen Scince-Fiction-Romanen der Autorin und ist ein Kabinettstückchen auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Satire und Dystopie. Der Roman wurde im Jahre 1976 für den Nebula-Award nominiert.
Dexter LeGrasse thought he was lucky to be alive. He was wrong. The only survivor of a plane crash over the Atlantic, he finds himself washed up on an uninhabited island. Dazed, dehydrated and desperate to escape, he will have to use all his wits just to stay alive in a strange and unforgiving environment. But when he discovers an ancient ruin, he unwittingly unleashes an unstoppable evil and his nightmare truly begins. Primal, merciless and fuelled by a burning hatred, the creature has a hunger that must be appeased. It hunts Dexter wherever he goes, driving him to the edge of his own sanity, and with time running out and no place left to hide it's escape... ...or die. A heart-pounding chase across lethal terrain, Maldicion splices the rush of a survival thriller with the twisted creations of HP Lovecraft to create a man versus monster tale unlike any other.
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Passion, fear and jealousy culminate in the murder of illicit lovers and set long-time friends on a collision course. When Luke Johnson, Chief of Police in Somerset, begins to unravel clues to recent murders of two life-long friends, he does not anticipate solving the massacre of a mother and her three children eight years earlier. Chief Johnson's investigation leads him to a remote cave in Pine Hills Forest Preserve near treacherous Devil's Backbone high above Sugar Creek where he discovers the hideout of a mysterious evil stranger.--From publisher's description.
Devil’s Gate—the name conjures difficult passage and portends a doubtful outcome. In this eloquent and captivating narrative, Tom Rea traces the history of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming—a remote place including Devil’s Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a stretch of the Oregon Trail—to show how ownership of a place can translate into owning its story. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Devil’s Gate is the center of a landscape that threatens to shrink any inhabitants to insignificance except for one thing: ownership of the land and the stories they choose to tell about it. The static serenity of the once heavily traveled region masks a history of conflict. Tom Sun, an early rancher, played a role here in the lynching of the only woman ever hanged in Wyoming. The lynching was dismissed as swift frontier justice in the wake of cattle theft, but Rea finds more complicated motives that involve land and water rights. The Sun name was linked with the land for generations. In the 1990s, the Mormon Church purchased part of the Sun ranch to memorialize Martin’s Cove as the site of handcart pioneers who froze to death in the valley in 1856. The treeless, arid country around Devil’s Gate seems too immense for ownership. But stories run with the land. People who own the land can own the stories, at least for a time.
Lifelong Vanderbilt fan Joe Daily would like nothing better than seeing the Commodores win the SEC title and the National Championship. Then he meets Allistair Appel who promises to make him the greatest player to ever play the game and maybe even give his team a title as well. But will the price be too high? Will Joe Daily, now Joey Goodman, be able to turn back before it's too late?
It's dragons vs firefighters vs the Phoenix in the scorching fantasy sequel to Smoke Eaters. With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are just tranquilized and locked up. But for Tamerica Williams, a job filled with action and danger has become routine. She’s so bored she nearly gets her whole team killed, and Brannigan has to step in. When a new threat emerges, the legendary bird of fire – the Phoenix – spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy, it’s a perfect task for Williams, but killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger. Is that too much excitement, even for Williams? File Under: Fantasy [ Smoke Em | Catch and Release | Fire Bird | Arson About ]

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