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To rescue a missing noble, Artek the Knife must venture deep into the Undermountain, a vast and lethal labyrinth created by a crazed wizard, a place that is not only difficult and dangerous to access but nearly impossible to escape.
"I want a never-give-up family," Libby Norstad tells her widowed father, captain of the steamboat Christina. "I want a family that believes in me, even when I'm not perfect. A family that sticks together, even though it's hard. " "We can be that family for each other," Pa promises. "And Caleb and the other people who work on the Christina will be our larger family. " But Libby has lived with a wealthy aunt since her mother died and discovers a different world. In 1857, when rivers were the highways of the time, Libby, her father, and their friends face life-and-death questions still crucial today: Who can I trust? What does it mean to put my faith in God? To live my belief in the freedoms sought in the Declaration of Independence? And how can I help others, even at great cost? Soon Libby discovers the secret work of 14-year-old Caleb, a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Next, a fugitive slave named Jordan takes refuge on the Christina. Then another family, Emma and little Henry, pushes toward a choice. Will her journey to compassion help her become a Freedom Seeker? From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense. In Escape into the Night, the first Freedom Seekers novel, as well as others in the 1857 series, Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical interest to bring alive a critical time in American history. The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories. The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, "Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves?" Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
A month after the Nazis took over Austria on 12 March 1938, every business owned by Jews had a Nazi appointed to run it. For 82-year-old Sigmund Freud, the world's leading psychoanalyst, the appointed 'commissar' was a 35-year-old chemist, Anton Sauerwald. Goebbels and Himmler wanted all psychoanalysts, especially Freud, humiliated and killed and Sauerwald was in a position to seal Freud's fate. This fascinating book tells of the Nazi raid on Freud's house on 17 March 1938 when all books and papers were seized and handed to Sauerwald, who was briefed to investigate and find Freud guilty of something. The papers contained evidence of secret bank accounts and company debts - both 'crimes' that would prevent the Freuds from leaving Austria. Yet Sauerwald chose to hide this information from his superiors. Using extensive research and never-before-seen material, David Cohen reveals these last two years of Freud's life and the fate of Sauerwald, from the unusual rise of Nazi psychotherapists; the arrest of Freud's daughter, Anna, by the Gestapo; the dramatic saga behind the signing of Freud's exit visa and his eventual escape to London via Paris; to how Sauerwald met with the ailing Freud in London, and how he was later saved from the Nazi war trials in 1947 by the last-minute intervention of Anna. This book is a gripping true-life account of Freud's battle with the Nazis and of the man who saved him. David Cohen is the author of two biographies of psychologists - John B Watson and Carl Rogers, as well as the bestseller Diana: Death of a Goddess.
Biography of Houdini. How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains? The rare photos and the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned might help. But remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks.
#1 New York Times-bestselling author Richard North Patterson delivers a riveting novel of suspense and a powerful family's secrets Peter Carey was born into privilege during the McCarthy era, when the paranoia of Washington infected his parents' house and seeped into Peter's bones. His father was so obsessed with the family publishing business that he never had time for his son. Even as a teenager, Peter barely knew his father--and one dark night, an accident on a lonely road ensured he never would. Peter's memories of that horrific night have been erased by amnesia, but decades later he is still tortured by nightmares. When a strange conspiracy threatens to steal his company and take his life, he will have to remember . . . and find the key to survival that is locked in his own mind.
Sixteen-year-old Devon Mackintosh has always felt like an outsider at Keaton, the prestigious California boarding school perched above the Pacific. As long as she's not fitting in, Devon figures she might as well pad her application to Stanford's psych program. So junior year, she decides to become a peer counselor, a de facto therapist for students in crisis. At first, it seems like it will be an easy fly-on-the-wall gig, but her expectations are turned upside down when Jason Hutchins (a.k.a. "Hutch"), one of the Keaton's most popular students, commits suicide. Devon dives into her new role providing support for Hutch's friends, but she's haunted by her own attachment to him. The two shared an extraordinary night during their first week freshman year; it was the only time at Keaton when she felt like someone else really understood her. As the secrets and confessions pile up in her sessions, Devon comes to a startling conclusion: Hutch couldn't have taken his own life. Bound by her oath of confidentiality--and tortured by her unrequited love--Devon embarks on a solitary mission to get to the bottom of Hutch's death, and the stakes are higher than she ever could have imagined.From the Hardcover edition.
Israelis and Christ followers rush from Jerusalem. Will Global Community troops attack? Judd and Lionel scamper for safety with the hopes of heading home soon. Vicki and her friends try to rescue a Morale Monitor from the GC. A harrowing chase leads them into dangerous territory. In Wisconsin, the kids monitor changing world events and notice an outbreak of a strange sickness among those who have taken Nicolae Carpathia's mark. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they continue their search for more people who need to hear the truth.
Book 1 in the Adventures Down Under for middle-grade readers. Patrick McWaid's father is framed for a crime and sentenced to an Australian prison in the 1860s. But when their whole family arrives in Australia, Patrick's father has disappeared!
When the Nazis invade Poland, nothing is safe anymore. Ten-year-old Sarah and her family must leave their home and live in a Jewish ghetto surrounded by barbed wire. There, life is a nightmare of cold and hunger where Nazi soldiers kill Jews at will. But Sarah still hears stories that give her hope-stories about a man who lives in the nearby forest, fighting the Nazis and sheltering other Jews, Sarah's brother thinks they should try to escape to the forest. Her parents think they will be safer where they are, Sarah doesn't know who is right. But as life in the ghetto grows worse and worse, the forest may be their only hope. Based on a true story of life during the Holocaust, this is a heartrending novel of one family's struggle to survive.
Lucy's overprotective mother is the U. S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and keeps Lucy locked up inside their residence for her own good. Lucy soon decides to sneak out for some fun, but winds up getting kidnapped--and embarks on an adventure beyond her wildest dreams.
From the world's leading high-tech strategist comes the definitive road map to help established companies create next-generation growth. Geoffrey Moore's now-classic Crossing the Chasm became a must-read book by presenting an innovative framework to address the make-or-break obstacle facing all high-tech companies: how to gain market share from early adopters and from mainstream consumers. Based on twenty years' experience advising the top leaders of many of the world's most successful enterprises, Moore's Escape Velocity offers a pragmatic plan to engage the most critical challenge that established enterprises face in the twenty-first-century economy: how to move beyond past success and drive next-generation growth from new lines of business. As he worked with senior management teams, Moore repeatedly found that executives were trapped by short-term performance-based compensation schemes. The result was critical decision-makers overweighting their legacy commitments, an embarrassingly low success rate in new-product launches, and a widespread failure to sustain any kind of next-generation business at scale. In Escape Velocity, Moore presents a cogent strategy for generating future growth within an established enterprise. Organized around a hierarchy of powers-category power, company power, market power, offer power, and execution power-this insightful work shows how each level of power can be orchestrated to achieve overall success. Moore explains how to use mergers and acquisitions as well as organic innovation to systematically migrate an enterprise's portfolio out of lower-growth and into higher-growth categories; how to reallocate resources across an enterprise in deliberately asymmetrical ways to create a powerful and sustainable foundation for a long-term competitive advantage; how to leverage target-market initiatives as accelerants to growth and as stepping-stones to broad overall category success; how to create unmatchable offerings by being swift to neutralize competitors' innovations and laser-focused on driving in-house innovations to make a business impervious to competitors; how to fundamentally change the execution cadence of an organization, pushing change from innovation to broad deployment, creating an irreversible tipping point along the way. Drawing from thousands of hours spent face-to-face with CEOs and their teams, Moore presents case examples and best practices. While his experience is deeply rooted in the high-tech sector, his models and techniques apply well beyond this arena, including to the public sector. At a time when the world is looking to established enterprises for growth and stability, Moore's analysis is penetrating and his prescriptions are right on the mark. Escape Velocity gives executives and their teams a practical way forward to take advantage of the opportunities amid industry and economic disruptions.
Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself.Sender's desire for other men is forbidden by his faith and his family. He tries to resist his attraction to Elios, who is unlike anyone he's ever known. When he fails, the incredible sex quickly leads to something deeper, forcing Sender to question his long-held beliefs.Then, duty calls Sender home to the repressed colony of Themis. Will he be forced to give up a future with Elios to honor the ghosts of his past?First published as Runaway Star, newly revised by the authors.61,000 words
Lou's dad has been addicted to painkillers since an accident left him unable to work. He's a good, loving dad, but kind of useless. Lou's mother, Zoe, a successful novelist, abandoned Lou at birth and showed no interest in her until three years ago, when Lou was twelve. Their relationship since then has been strained, but when Lou's dad has a stroke, there is nowhere else for her to go while he recovers. Lou struggles to find her bearings and figure out why her mom left her all those years ago. She is convinced the answers are in Zoe's fiction, but when Lou's grandmother, Heather, appears at a reading, Lou realizes she may have misjudged her mother.
Could the safest place be in his arms? Desperate to escape the media firestorm surrounding her duplicitous late husband, San Francisco designer Lana Corday flees to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Her idyllic seaside home is the perfect place for a fresh start...especially when Lana meets sexy hunk Tennison West. But is the enigmatic filmmaker a man she can rely on or just another disappointment waiting to happen? Getting Lana to let down her guard will take patience...and passion. Their mounting desire threatens to blow Ten's cover, yet neither of them wants to turn back now. But once Lana discovers why Ten really came to isolated Pea Island, how will the FBI special agent ever regain her trust? As danger looms, Ten must succeed in his most important mission, or risk losing the woman who's claimed his heart....
Escaping Education challenges the modern certainty that education is a universal good and a human right. It opens doors to alternative landscapes of learning and living that still flourish at the grassroots, within the cultures of the uneducated, the undereducated, and the illiterate who constitute the social majorities or the Two-Thirds World. It celebrates the richness of their traditions, their pluriverse of commons, common sense, and communal teaching, keeping at bay the modern reign of homo oeconomicus and homo educandus. Standing the all-too-familiar tale of education on its head, it joins the regeneration of soil cultures, resisting cultural meltdown in the global classroom.
When society ceases to exist, who can you trust? After the collapse of the nation's power grid, America is under martial law-and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government. He and his family are hesitant to leave their beloved Lake County, but with increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, all signs point towards defecting. Morgan and his friends aren't going to leave without a fight, though-and they'll do anything to protect their freedoms. From the author of the hit survivalist novels Going Home and Surviving Home, Escaping Home describes the struggle to live in a world with no rules, and how, sometimes, the strength of family is the only thing that can pull you through. .
Halina Rudowski is on the run. When the Polish ghetto where she lives is evacuated, she narrowly escapes, but her mother is not as lucky. Along with her friend Batya, Halina makes her way to a secret encampment in the woods where Jews survive by living underground. As the group struggles for food, handles infighting, and attempts to protect themselves from the advancing Germans, Halina must face the reality of life without her mother. Based on historical events, this gripping tale sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: the underground forest encampments that saved several thousand Jews from the Nazis. In telling the story of one girl's survival, Escaping into the Night marks the arrival of a remarkable new voice in fiction.
His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten--even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run. On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take "no" as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give?
In the spring of 1692, a servant girl in Stamford, Connecticut, began to have strange fits of writhing and shrieking. Her case soon captured the attention of ministers and magistrates, as it appeared to be the result of witchcraft. Two hundred miles to the north, eastern Massachusetts was in the throes of a witchcraft crisis that cost the lives of twenty people and left 150 in jail for months. Despite the furor over Kate Branch in Stamford, Connecticut did not fall prey to witchcraft hysteria. Godbeer recreates the Stamford case in vivid detail, and offers theories to explain why Connecticut did not become another Salem.
People with disabilities in Sierra Leone are disadvantaged in regards to their access to social services and the economic opportunities available to them. Oftentimes, they are marginalized and their rights are ignored. The government of Sierra Leone is taking measures to improve the social and economic situation of people with disabilities in the country. The objective of this note on people with disabilities in Sierra Leone is to: (i) provide a diagnosis on the scale and nature of the problem, (ii) analyze current public policies in support of people with disabilities, (iii) review public and private programs, and (iv) propose policy options to policy makers and development partners. It is meant for policy makers and practitioners in Sierra Leone as well as all those interested in the subject.
The life of blues legend Robert Johnson becomes the centerpiece for this innovative look at what many consider to be America's deepest and most influential music genre. Pivotal are the questions surrounding why Johnson was ignored by the core black audience of his time yet now celebrated as the greatest figure in blues history. Trying to separate myth from reality, biographer Elijah Wald studies the blues from the inside -- not only examining recordings but also the recollections of the musicians themselves, the African-American press, as well as examining original research. What emerges is a new appreciation for the blues and the movement of its artists from the shadows of the 1930s Mississippi Delta to the mainstream venues frequented by today's loyal blues fans.
Two fan-favorite romance stories from USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann and Olivia Gates.The Maverick PrinceHe's known as Tony Medina, Texas shipping magnate. But then his royal heritage is splashed across the tabloids, and his lover, Shannon Crawford, is furious! Tony whisks her away to his secret island retreat, claiming he's guarding her from the paparazzi. But his true goal is to win Shannon back...by any means necessary.Billionaire, M.D.Vowing to care for and protect Cybele, a pregnant widow, following an accident, Dr. Rodrigo Valderrama takes her to his palatial seafront estate. He also vows to never let her know his true feelings. But even with all his brilliant skills, he fears he won't be able to keep Cybele if she discovers his role in her pregnancy.
The author of 1 Peter regards Christian suffering as a necessary feature of faithful allegiance to Jesus, which precedes the full restoration and vindication of God's people. Much previous research has explored only the cause and nature of suffering; Kelly D. Liebengood now addresses the need for an explanation for the source that has generated this particular understanding. If Jesus truly is God's redemptive agent, come to restore His people, how can Christian suffering be a necessary part of discipleship after his coming, death and resurrection, and what led the author of 1 Peter to such a startling conclusion? Liebengood analyzes the appropriation of shepherds, exodus, and fiery trials imagery and argues that the author of 1 Peter is dependent upon the eschatological programme of Zechariah 9-14 for his theology of Christian suffering. This book will interest those studying the New Testament, Petrine theology and early Christianity.
Includes:<P> THE OTHER END OF TIME: Earth, 2031: Sent to investigate alien signals warning of the destruction of Earth by the malevolent Horch, a group of astronomers led by Dan Dannerman is taken prisoner by aliens with their own diabolical plans for Earth, but these aliens have underestimated the ingenuity of their human captives.<P> THE SIEGE OF ETERNITY: Continuing the tour de force that began in The Other End of Time, this new novel finds secret agent Dan Dannerman battling a second siege of aliens armed with high-tech devices and a secret network on Earth and in space.<P> THE FAR SHORE OF TIME: Returning to Earth, it's up to Dannerman--all three of him--to unravel the ins and outs of the alien technology in time to stave off the imminent destruction of the planet.
An ancient spell, 140 tortoises, and a little bit of magic . . . Mr Hoppy is in love with his neighbor Mrs. Silver, but she is in love with someone else--Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn't even know Mr Hoppy is alive. And Mr Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs Silver over for tea. Then one day mr Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs Silver's attention.
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