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The Shattered Tree

The Shattered Tree
A Bess Crawford Mystery

by Charles Todd

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-08-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062386298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review). At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy—and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines . . . and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it’s up to Bess—a soldier’s daughter as well as a nurse—to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.

The Shattered Tree : a Bess Crawford Mystery [Large Print]/ Charles Todd

The Shattered Tree : a Bess Crawford Mystery [Large Print]/ Charles Todd
A Book

by Charles Todd

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781628445435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Welcome hour

The Welcome hour
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna
A Book

by David R. Morrell

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2001-05-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0759523428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An ex-marine must stop a dangerous arms dealer before he kills again in this high-action thriller from New York Times bestselling author David Morrell.

The Collected Poems of the Late N. T. Carrington

The Collected Poems of the Late N. T. Carrington
A Book

by Noel Thomas Carrington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1873
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Instrument of Peace

Instrument of Peace

by Rebecca Hall

  • Publisher : Elsewhen Press
  • Release : 2016-06-24
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1908168978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raised in the world-leading Academy of magic rather than by his absentee parents, Mitch has come to see it as his home. He’s spent more time with his friends than his family and the opinion of his maths teacher matters far more than that of his parents. His peaceful life is shattered when a devastating earthquake strikes and almost claims his little brother’s life. But this earthquake is no natural phenomenon, it’s a result of the ongoing war between Heaven and Hell. To protect the Academy, one of the teachers makes an ill-advised contract with a fallen angel, unwittingly bringing down The Twisted Curse on staff and students. Even as they struggle to rebuild the school, things begin to go wrong. The curse starts small, with truancy, incomplete assignments, and negligent teachers over-reacting to minor transgressions, but it isn’t long before the bad behaviour escalates to vandalism, rioting and attempted murder. As they succumb to the influence of the curse, Mitch’s friends drift away and his girlfriend cheats on him. When the first death comes, Mitch unites with the only other students who, like him, appear to be immune to the curse; together they are determined to find the cause of the problem and stop it.

The Last Chronicle of Barset

The Last Chronicle of Barset
A Book

by Anthony Trollope

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1914
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Telephone Book

The Telephone Book
Technology--schizophrenia--electric Speech

by Avital Ronell

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1989-01-01
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9780803238763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence, it raises fundamental questions about the constitution of self and other, the stability of location, systems of transfer, and the destination of speech. Profoundly changing our concept of long-distance, it is constantly transmitting effects of real and evocative power. To the extent that it always relates us to the absent other, the telephone, and the massive switchboard attending it, plugs into a hermeneutics of mourning. The Telephone Book, itself organized by a "telephonic logic," fields calls from philosophy, history, literature, and psychoanalysis. It installs a switchboard that hooks up diverse types of knowledge while rerouting and jamming the codes of the disciplines in daring ways. Avital Ronell has done nothing less than consider the impact of the telephone on modern thought. Her highly original, multifaceted inquiry into the nature of communication in a technological age will excite everyone who listens in. The book begins by calling close attention to the importance of the telephone in Nazi organization and propaganda, with special regard to the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In the Third Reich the telephone became a weapon, a means of state surveillance, "an open accomplice to lies." Heidegger, in Being and Time and elsewhere, elaborates on the significance of "the call." In a tour de force response, Ronell mobilizes the history and terminology of the telephone to explicate his difficult philosophy. Ronell also speaks of the appearance of the telephone in the literary works of Duras, Joyce, Kafka, Rilke, and Strindberg. She examines its role in psychoanalysis—Freud said that the unconscious is structured like a telephone, and Jung and R. D. Laing saw it as a powerful new body part. She traces its historical development from Bell's famous first call: "Watson, come here!" Thomas A. Watson, his assistant, who used to communicate with spirits, was eager to get the telephone to talk, and thus to link technology with phantoms and phantasms. In many ways a meditation on the technologically constituted state, The Telephone Book opens a new field, becoming the first political deconstruction of technology, state terrorism, and schizophrenia. And it offers a fresh reading of the American and European addiction to technology in which the telephone emerges as the crucial figure of this age.

X-Men

X-Men
A Novelization

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2003-03-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0345464907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A novelization of the major motion picture! Outcasts from society, the X-MEN are genetic mutants, born with superhuman powers, who harness their special abilities for the greater good. But the human race they fight to protect rejects and fears—even hates—them. Not all mutants seek to protect mankind. One terrorist group—led by the supremely powerful Magneto—seeks to strike first. Battling against prejudice and agents of intolerance, the X-MEN must establish a peaceful coexistence between mutant and mankind or they will surely perish . . .

Trenchblight

Trenchblight
Innocence and Absolution

by James McBride

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2014-02-11
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 1491716274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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August 1914, Britain is aflame with war and patriotism. Men from all over the country rush to enlist, volunteering to fight for King and country. Most are young and innocent and cannot possibly foresee the horrors that await them on the bloody battlegrounds of the Western Front. How many of them will survive? Brothers Tom and David Duke have spent most of their lives playing rugby together. With the advent of war, however, they too choose to enlist, each for his own reason: Tom has an insatiable lust for adventure, and David simply cannot let his brother go to war without him. They become soldiers, and together will face the untold horrors of the First World War. Their innocence and boundless enthusiasm propel them into the infamous Battle of the Somme in 1916. The following year, they face the unspeakable horror of Passchendaelle, a name that would become synonymous with the ineffable futility of the Great War. What began as patriotic adventure becomes a fight for survival. The brothers cannot escape the brutal reality of war which has unforeseen and tragic consequences for them and the people they love most. Based on the official war diaries of the Eleventh Battalion, the London Regiment, this historical novel tells a gripping story of the true tragedy of the Great War.

The Chronicles of Barsetshire

The Chronicles of Barsetshire
A Book

by Anthony Trollope

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tolkien Studies

Tolkien Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Western Conservation Journal

Western Conservation Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Break of Day

Break of Day
A Book

by Tony Palmer

  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release : 2007-03-05
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1742280838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No one thought the Japanese army would come this way, but there they are, thousands of them. On the Kokoda track, in the damp, disease-filled jungles of Papua New Guinea, Murray Barrett and the rest of the 39th battalion are the only thing standing between Australia and a Japanese invasion. Everyone thinks they'll be slaughtered, and Murray finds that he will have to fight along side his worst enemy . . . Does Murray have the courage to do what he has to do? And what is courage, after all? Break of Day is a powerful, insightful novel about love, war and duty, and a legendary piece of Australian history.

The Riven Tree

The Riven Tree
A Book

by Robby Kautz

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2019-06-06
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 1480866733
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young oak tree dreams of growing tall and straight and beautiful. When violence shatters her dreams, her path is hopelessly altered. Attempting to hide her imperfections, she labors to produce the most beautiful leaves. Year follows year until, one day, her strength is gone. On that day, she asks God the questions she has been too ashamed to voice. Oak’s story provides insight into the effects of trauma. While not specific to a religion or philosophy, The Riven Tree seeks to answer the heart’s deepest question: “What does God think of me?” Like Oak in this story, author Robby Kautz’ life was altered by violence. Unspoken questions haunted her until a message from God brought healing. The Riven Tree shares this message with readers whose lives have been altered by trauma. Reminiscent of The Giving Tree, this illustrated book offers redemption and hope for wounded hearts. “The Riven Tree is a masterpiece! Acorn’s journey mirrors so many who have endured abuse and trauma. Robby Kautz elegantly weaves her inspired tale – every word is intentional, every sentence paints a picture, and every page tells a thousand stories. My prayer is that survivors of all ages, all ethnicities, all social-standings, and all religions will find hope and healing in this beautiful book.” Lori Wilkerson Stewart, Author, Promises for Prodigals, and Managing Producer, Christian Broadcasting Network “The Riven Tree is a beautifully written allegorical tale that sensitively conveys the emotions and questions experienced by anyone who has had their life torn by trauma. Having lived it herself, Robby Kautz is able to put to words this often unspoken and isolating journey. For those who have traveled this path, The Riven Tree will encourage you toward hope and a deep sense that you are worthy, loved, and beautiful. As a trauma therapist, I’m delighted to have such a relatable resource to help my clients process their experience. I will be recommending it wholeheartedly!” Laura Taggart, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Author, Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage

Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder
A Book

by Nick Casto

  • Publisher : White Mane Pub
  • Release : 1994-10
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780942597837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kevin Mercer becomes caught up in a secret government mission inside the drug growing region of a hostile foreign country

Marching! Marching!

Marching! Marching!
A Book

by Clara Weatherwax Strang,Clara Weatherwax

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1935
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Labor trouble in the Northwest logging industry.

The Poems of John Dryden: 1697-1700

The Poems of John Dryden: 1697-1700
A Book

by John Dryden,David Hopkins

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 707
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prepared from a fresh examination of the early printed editions of Dryden's work, volume five of the 'Poems of John Dryden' covers the poems written by the writer between 1697 and 1700.

Art...great understanding

Art...great understanding
A Book

by Kelly Fearing,Clyde Inez Martin,Evelyn Beard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science

Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science
A Book

by Nova Scotian Institute of Natural Science

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1912
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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