Wrong Place Wrong Time

Author: David P. Perlmutter
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468926950
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Having lost everything, I leave memories of a London police cell behind me and head for Spain with its promise of adventure and fun. Little do I know that I'm about to be thrust into the most terrifying time of my life. Wrong Place Wrong Time is a gripping true-life story of an unimaginable nightmare and how my ticket to a new life turns out to be a one way ticket to hell.

Miss Bangkok

Author: Bua Boonmee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783896029652
Size: 72.25 MB
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Two Shades Of War

Author: Edward W. Weiss
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438981628
Size: 14.25 MB
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This is the true story of Edward Weiss who in 1938, at the young age of eleven, left the United States with his family to go to the aid of a Jewish relative in Germany. This was only to be a short trip, but they are forced to remain until the end of World War II. Follow Edward on his journey that begins as a boy trying to adjust to life in a foreign country. His journey takes him from being a non-German speaking American citizen to a soldier in Hitler's army, and years later returning to the U. S. to serve as an American soldier in the Korean War. A story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time puts Edward in danger many times over. You'll read about the sacrifices his parents had to make for the safety and well-being of Edward and his sisters - and the determination of a young boy doing what he must to survive.

When Man Is The Prey

Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429930611
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Since we humans have evolved into the dominant species on this planet, we sometimes fail to recognize--and respect--the ever-present threat posed by the animals we love or fear, hunt or fight to protect. Many of nature's most lethal residents have combative skills that have been honed by millions of years of adaptive survival, and it takes only a second for an otherwise evolved individual to become a helpless victim. WHEN MAN IS THE PREY is a one-of-a-kind collection of real-life encounters between man and beast that explores the uneasy relationship that humanity has with its native habitat. From bears, boars, and black dogs to swimming with sharks and dancing with wolves, the stories in WHEN MAN IS THE PREY offer a fascinating, frightening, and enlightening look at the natural world and its many creatures.

Die Beste Meiner Welten

Author: Elan Mastai
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641205026
Size: 56.61 MB
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Tom Barren lebt in der idealen Welt: keine Armut, keine Kriege, jeder ein nützliches Mitglied der Gesellschaft. Nur Tom ist der ewige Außenseiter und hat zudem die Frau seiner Träume verloren. In seiner Not reist er mit einer Zeitmaschine in die Vergangenheit. Doch dort geht alles schief, und bei seiner Rückkehr ins Jetzt umgibt ihn nicht mehr seine ideale, sondern unsere gar so mangelhafte Welt. Ein Fehler, den er korrigieren will – bis er auf eine wunderbare alternative Version seiner großen Liebe trifft. Bleiben oder Gehen? Gefühl oder Pflicht? Es beginnt eine spannende Reise, bei der Tom sich entscheiden muss, wo nicht nur seine, sondern unser aller Zukunft liegt ...

Fishers Of Men The Gripping True Story Of A British Undercover Agent In Northern Ireland

Author: Rob Lewis
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786068486
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Fishers of Men is the true account of secret operations in Northern Ireland carried out by the British Army's most clandestine unit. It tells the unique story, through Rob Lewis's own extraordinary experiences, of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert intelligence gathering. The men and women who work in this field are a special breed who undertake hazardous risks with unflinching tenacity and professionalism - the price of negligence is high, and the need for secrecy must be preserved even at the expense of personal relationships. The sheer determination and single-mindedness required to achieve selection to this secret world is graphically described, as well as how, against seemingly impossible odds, the operators of the FRU managed to persuade terrorists and their close associates to turn informer. The methods the unit used to target, recruit and handle their contacts, how they protected their informants, and the terrifying life their agents led are all told by an agent handler, using many of his cases to illustrate the sharpness, intelligence (and sense of humour) essential to the job. Fishers of Men fills a gap in the available information about the secret war against terrorism in Northern Ireland. It is a gap that has so far remained largely unexplored - until Rob Lewis's informative and explosive book.

Befreit

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462316680
Size: 49.39 MB
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Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«

God Didn T Have To Make The Crickets Sing

Author: Gail Carpenter
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490836179
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Have you ever wondered about those crickets—you know, the little black insects that rub something together to make chirping sounds when it seems extra hot and sticky? I never did. Oh, sure, I heard their chirps in the evenings when I was trying to go to sleep, and I knew that it was part of the natural world. But there was no meaning beyond that—not until a wondrous moment when God used their melody to catch my attention. Even though I became a Christian at fourteen and loved the Lord Jesus Christ, I was heavily and passionately pursuing the American Dream with my husband—until it began self-destructing job by job. What do you do when dream after dream in your life is destroyed—when there seems to be no stability or sanity? You fall apart, or at least I did. Time after time, my light turned to darkness and my hope was shattered. That was the point at which God wrote His beautiful melody and opened my heart so that I could hear it. In a beautiful, but extremely painful way, God used this destruction to introduce me to a deeper, intimate relationship with Him when I heard the song—His song. Hopefully, you will hear it too.

Monkeys In My Garden

Author: Valerie Pixley
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178306871X
Size: 78.50 MB
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It’s hard to believe Mozambique is a country which rarely has stories written about it, when truly extraordinary things happen to the people who live there. Valerie Pixley is one of these people, and she believes that the life experiences she went through were too incredible to keep to herself. Monkeys in My Garden is a true-life adventure story of Valerie and her husband O’D’s life in the Nhamacoa Forest. From an idyllic life in the Algarve that was destroyed by an enormous fire, to a ruin of a house in Mozambique with grass for a roof and no doors or glass in the windows, this is a wild mix of hilarious and hair-raising experiences that involved witchcraft, corruption and even a life-saving miracle. Colourful characters wander in and out of Valerie’s story, including a dangerous spitting cobra and seven armed bandits who attacked her home and stole many of her possessions, including the manuscript for this book – which would have been lost had she not already emailed a copy to her brother in London. Monkeys in My Garden provides a unique insight into life in Mozambique. Valerie’s remarkable experiences reflect the situations that many people living in Mozambique and Southern Africa have often found themselves in.