The Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Churchill Family and Defiance During the Blitz

The Splendid and the Vile  A Saga of Churchill  Family and Defiance During the Blitz
Author: Erik Larson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0008274959
ISBN 13: 9780008274955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Churchill Family and Defiance During the Blitz Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.

Stay

Stay
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 9781643585345
ISBN 13: 1643585347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stay Book Review:

In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods.

The Splendid and the Vile

The Splendid and the Vile
Author: Erik Larson
Publsiher: Crown Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0385348711
ISBN 13: 9780385348713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Splendid and the Vile Book Review:

Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue.

The Nazi Menace

The Nazi Menace
Author: Benjamin Carter Hett
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1250205247
ISBN 13: 9781250205247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nazi Menace Book Review:

A panoramic narrative of the years leading up to the Second World War—a tale of democratic crisis, racial conflict, and a belated recognition of evil, with profound resonance for our own time. Berlin, November 1937. Adolf Hitler meets with his military commanders to impress upon them the urgent necessity for a war of aggression in eastern Europe. Some generals are unnerved by the Führer’s grandiose plan, but these dissenters are silenced one by one, setting in motion events that will culminate in the most calamitous war in history. Benjamin Carter Hett takes us behind the scenes in Berlin, London, Moscow, and Washington, revealing the unsettled politics within each country in the wake of the German dictator’s growing provocations. He reveals the fitful path by which anti-Nazi forces inside and outside Germany came to understand Hitler’s true menace to European civilization and learned to oppose him, painting a sweeping portrait of governments under siege, as larger-than-life figures struggled to turn events to their advantage. As in The Death of Democracy, his acclaimed history of the fall of the Weimar Republic, Hett draws on original sources and newly released documents to show how these long-ago conflicts have unexpected resonances in our own time. To read The Nazi Menace is to see past and present in a new and unnerving light.

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck
Author: Erik Larson
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-10-24
ISBN 10: 0307351920
ISBN 13: 9780307351920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thunderstruck Book Review:

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.

Hit List

Hit List
Author: Stuart Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0593083245
ISBN 13: 9780593083246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hit List Book Review:

Stone Barrington faces down a vengeful miscreant in this latest heart-stopping thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author When Stone Barrington finds his name on a hit list, he plans to lie low until the culprit is caught. But when this foe shows no signs of stopping until his deadly objective is realized in full, Stone is left with no choice but to face the problem head-on. Armed and alert, Stone joins forces with his most savvy connections to catch the perpetrator before the next strike. But it turns out this scum is an expert at evasion in more ways than one, and the international cat-and-mouse hunt that ensues has Stone questioning if he has become the predator or the prey. . .

Bent Heavens

Bent Heavens
Author: Daniel Kraus
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1250151686
ISBN 13: 9781250151681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bent Heavens Book Review:

“Kraus gets under your skin with brutal, elegant efficiency. Necessarily horrifying, devastatingly timely.”—Kiersten White, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein and Slayer From New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Kraus comes a breakneck, genre-defying YA thriller perfect for fans of Kiersten White, Neal Shusterman, and M. T. Anderson. Liv Fleming’s father went missing more than two years ago, not long after he claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Liv has long accepted that he’s dead, though that doesn’t mean she has given up their traditions. Every Sunday, she and her lifelong friend Doug Monk trudge through the woods to check the traps Lee left behind, traps he set to catch the aliens he so desperately believed were after him. But Liv is done with childhood fantasies. Done pretending she believes her father’s absurd theories. Done going through the motions for Doug’s sake. However, on the very day she chooses to destroy the traps, she discovers in one of them a creature so inhuman it can only be one thing. In that moment, she’s faced with a painful realization: her dad was telling the truth. And no one believed him. Now, she and Doug have a choice to make. They can turn the alien over to the authorities...or they can take matters into their own hands. On the heels of the worldwide success of The Shape of Water, Daniel Kraus returns with a horrifying and heartbreaking thriller about the lengths people go to find justice and the painful reality of grief. “Bent Heavens is the darkest, angriest alien horror story that I've ever encountered. Hell. Yes.”—Stephanie Perkins, New York Times-bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House

The Tartan Turban

The Tartan Turban
Author: John Keay
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 1911271067
ISBN 13: 9781911271062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tartan Turban Book Review:

'Among the many gripping tales of travel and exploration the tale of Alexander Gardner is surely one of the most extraordinary. Master storyteller John Keay deftly sifts truth from myth-making to uncover fascinating new evidence, revealing an amazing tale worthy of Kipling or Flashman of a life lived further out on the edge than most could even imagine' MICHAEL WOOD Like the travels of Marco Polo, those of Alexander Gardner clip the white line between credible adventure and creative invention. Either this Scots-American is the nineteenth century's most intrepid traveller or its most egregious fantasist, or a bit of both. Contemporaries generally believed him; posterity became more sceptical. And as with Polo, the investigation of Gardner's story enlarged man's understanding of the world and upped the pace of scientific and political exploration. Before more reputable explorers notched up their own discoveries in innermost Asia, this lone traveller had roamed the deserts of Turkestan, ridden round the world's most fearsome knot of mountains and fought, as the first American in Afghanistan, 'for the good cause of right against wrong'. From the Caspian to Tibet and from Kandahar to Kashgar, Gardner had seen it all. At the time, the 1820s, no other outsider had managed anything remotely comparable. When word of his feats filtered out, geographers were agog. Historians were more intrigued by what followed. After thirteen years as a white-man-gone-native in Central Asia, Gardner re-emerged as a colonel of artillery in the employ of India's last great native empire. He witnessed the death throes of that Sikh Empire at close quarters and, sparing no gruesome detail, recorded his own part in the bloodshed (the very same featuring as the exploits of 'Alick' Gardner in the 'Flashman' series). Fame finally caught up with him during his long retirement in Kashmir. Dressed in tartan yet still living as a native, he mystified visiting dignitaries and found a ready audience for the tales of his adventurous past. But one mystery he certainly took to the grave: the whereabouts of his accumulated fortune has still to be discovered. Using much original material, including newly discovered papers by Gardner himself, this investigative biography by John Keay, bestselling author of India: A History, takes the reader on a quest from the American West to the Asian East to unravel the greatest enigma in the history of travel.

The Final Game

The Final Game
Author: Caimh McDonnell
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 9781912897100
ISBN 13: 1912897105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Game Book Review:

A standalone comedic thriller that is in the same world as Caimh McDonnell's internationally best-selling Dublin Trilogy.

The Mayfair Witches Series 3 Book Bundle

The Mayfair Witches Series 3 Book Bundle
Author: Anne Rice
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 2272
Release: 2013-10-07
ISBN 10: 0345546105
ISBN 13: 9780345546104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mayfair Witches Series 3 Book Bundle Book Review:

An enchanting, hypnotic trilogy of witchcraft, adventure, and romance from the beloved author of Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, The Mayfair Witches is a wondrous journey through the centuries, across the globe, and between the human and demonic worlds. Now all three novels in Anne Rice’s spellbinding series have been collected for the first time in this stunning eBook bundle: THE WITCHING HOUR LASHER TALTOS On the screened porch of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking. She belongs to a legendary dynasty of witches—a family that is itself haunted over the ages by a dangerous and seductive being named Lasher. Their story begins in our time, with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a brilliant neurosurgeon aware of her abilities but oblivious to her ancient line, finds the drowned body of Michael Curry off the coast of California and brings him to life. In his brief interval of death, he has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. Fiercely drawn to each other, Rowan and Michael set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, and an intricate tale of evil unfolds: an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first “witch,” Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. Praise for Anne Rice and The Mayfair Witches “Behind all the velvet drapes and the gossamer winding sheets, this is an old-fashioned family saga. . . . Rice’s descriptive writing is so opulent that it almost begs to be read [by] candlelight.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] huge and sprawling tale of horror.”—The New York Times Book Review “Lush prose, dense atmosphere, steamy sex, Gothic tension . . . Rice stages her scenes in a wide variety of times and locales, tapping deeply into the richest veins of mythology and history.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Spellbinding . . . mythical . . . Rice is a pure storyteller.”—Cosmopolitan “Rice sees things on a grand scale. . . . There is a wide-screen historical sweep to the tale as it moves from one generation of witches to the other.”—The Boston Globe “An intricate, stunning imagination.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe’s daughter.”—The Wall Street Journal

If She Only Knew

If She Only Knew
Author: Lisa Jackson
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1496733878
ISBN 13: 9781496733870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If She Only Knew Book Review:

From New York Times Bestselling author and Queen of Suspense, Lisa Jackson, comes If Only She Knew, a novel that will having you holding your breath as you turn each page. Perfect for readers of The Silent Patient and Then She was Gone! If She Only Knew, introduces the Cahills, a wealthy San Francisco family—rich in money, twisted secrets, and hidden agendas. Now at the center of their tangled world is Marla Cahill—a woman with no memory of who she is, what she’s done, or why she could be the next to die . . . It begins on a dark stretch of highway in northern California. Caught in a blinding glare of headlights, two vehicles swerve and crash—leaving one woman dead, and another in a coma. When the surviving woman awakens, her memory is gone and her face has been reconstructed. Her family tells her that her name is Marla Cahill—but they’re all strangers to her. Recuperating in her isolated San Francisco mansion, Marla waits for something to trigger recognition. Yet the only thing she’s left with is the unshakable feeling that she is not who everyone says she is, and that something is very, very wrong. Marla knows her life isn’t just different—it’s in danger. And as her fear builds, a killer waits for the perfect moment to strike—the moment Marla remembers . . .

Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road
Author: Robert Kolker
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0735274460
ISBN 13: 9780735274464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Valley Road Book Review:

The heartrending story of a mid-century American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand--even cure--the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the dream. After World War II, Don's work with the US Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen in one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their shocking story also offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy and the premise of the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. Unknown to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment and even the possibility of the eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope.

Churchill

Churchill
Author: Andrew Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN 10: 0241205646
ISBN 13: 9780241205648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present. During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. 'It was the same whenever we met', wrote the young man, 'I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary, wrote 'Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill's essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, 'I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally supermen exist on this earth.'

If Then

If  Then
Author: Kate Hope Day
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0525511237
ISBN 13: 9780525511236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If Then Book Review:

“A must-read—a gorgeous literary novel that asks us to imagine all the possible versions of ourselves that might exist.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family-driven suspense of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists. In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in Ginny’s own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage. Ginny’s husband, Mark, a wildlife scientist, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid, threatening the safety of his wife and son. Samara, a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and questioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease, witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her parents may have kept from her. Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood, catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again, just as she’s on the brink of returning to the project that could define her career. At first the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing—and, in some cases, frightening. When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same. Startling, deeply imagined, and compulsively readable, Kate Hope Day’s debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies—the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we've entered another reality. Praise for If, Then “Hope Day has a lot of sly, stealthy fun with time-bending and parallel universes, but she also has serious things to say on urban paranoia, climate change and the atomized nature of modern life.”—Daily Mail “If, Then has the narrative propulsion of a television show . . . [It’s] a whirlwind of a story.”—Chicago Review of Books “Effortlessly meshing the dreamlike and the realistic, [Kate Hope] Day’s well-crafted mix of literary and speculative fiction is an enthralling meditation on the interconnectedness of all things.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Small Town

A Small Town
Author: Thomas Perry
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 0802148077
ISBN 13: 9780802148070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Town Book Review:

A small-town cop seeks vengeance on twelve escaped inmates in this novel of “jaw-dropping twists . . . crisp in execution and thrilling until the very end” (The Wall Street Journal). When twelve inmates pull off an audacious prison break, it liberates more than a thousand convicts into the nearby small town. The newly freed prisoners rape, murder, and destroy the quiet community—burning down homes and businesses. An immense search ensues, but the twelve who plotted it all get away. After two years, the local and federal police agencies have yet to find them. Then, the mayor calls in Leah Hawkins, a local cop who lost a loved one that terrible night. She’s placed on sabbatical to travel across the country learning advanced police procedures. But the sabbatical is merely a ruse. Her real job is to track down the infamous twelve—and kill them. Leah’s mission takes her from Florida to New York and from the beaches of California to an anti-government settlement deep in the Ozarks. But when the surviving fugitives realize what she’s up to, a race to kill or be killed ensues in this nonstop tale of vengeance from the Edgar Award–winning author of The Butcher’s Boy. “Leah proves to be both a brilliant detective and a cunning predator.” —Associated Press “Perry is an expert storyteller . . . A Small Town unfolds like a 1950s film noir.” —Wall Street Journal

A More Perfect Reunion

A More Perfect Reunion
Author: Calvin Baker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1568589220
ISBN 13: 9781568589220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A More Perfect Reunion Book Review:

A provocative case for integration as the single most radical, discomfiting idea in America, yet the only enduring solution to the racism that threatens our democracy. Americans have prided ourselves on how far we've come from slavery, lynching, and legal segregation-measuring ourselves by incremental progress instead of by how far we have to go. But fifty years after the last meaningful effort toward civil rights, the US remains overwhelmingly segregated and unjust. Our current solutions -- diversity, representation, and desegregation -- are not enough. As acclaimed writer Calvin Baker argues in this bracing, necessary book, we first need to envision a society no longer defined by the structures of race in order to create one. The only meaningful remedy is integration: the full self-determination and participation of all African-Americans, and all other oppressed groups, in every facet of national life. This is the deepest threat to the racial order and the real goal of civil rights. At once a profound, masterful reading of US history from the colonial era forward and a trenchant critique of the obstacles in our current political and cultural moment, A More Perfect Reunion is also a call to action. As Baker reminds us, we live in a revolutionary democracy. We are one of the best-positioned generations in history to finish that revolution.

Ielts Speaking Strategies 2020

Ielts Speaking Strategies 2020
Author: Cheryl Kelly,Julia White
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798616310972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ielts Speaking Strategies 2020 Book Review:

IELTS SPEAKING STRATEGIES 2020 Speaking Samples, Vocabulary, Collocations And Idioms To Increase Your Score To 8.0+ ❗Hurry up and get YOUR book NOW❗ Are you struggling to achieve your IELTS goals in the Speaking component of the IELTS exam? Are you frustrated with taking the exam again and again and again but without any improvement in your Speaking score? Are you tired of learning long lists of vocabulary, revising the same old grammar points and staying up late to fit in more study sessions? Are you running out of time to get the score you need? Do you need Band 8.0 or higher in the IELTS Speaking test in 2019? Model answers to IELTS Speaking questions appear throughout the course. This book outlines everything you need to know about the IELTS Speaking Exam. It will help you if you have never taken the IELTS Exam before, or if you have already taken the exam and want to receive a better speaking band score. This book is a great way to help you successfully increase your IETLS Speaking score. It will help you develop the skills needed for the IELTS Speaking exam. This book is designed to help you score an 8.0+ band score on the speaking section of the IELTS exam. This book is dedicated to more than just the IELTS speaking exam. I focus on tricks and tips to help you pass the exam, but more importantly, I give you tips that will help you become more fluent in your everyday life! This book can be valuable to you in your English learning because it will teach you useful expressions to talk about a variety of topics, as well as show you tricks and details that make native speakers sound... native. It is my personal mission to make you sound more fluent by the end of this course. Inside the book, you will learn: Ielts Speaking Part 1 Samples Ielts Speaking Part 2 Samples Health Vocabulary For Paraphrasing Fast Speaking Ielts Speaking Topic Christmas Phrases Expressing Like And Dislike How To Open A Talk - Band 9.0 Ielts Speaking Vocabulary - Band 8.0+ Speaking Collocation With Take Top Idioms For Speaking Top Speaking Phrasal Verbs 100 Ways To Say "Very" .... and much much more! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my book. I know you're going to absolutely love it, and I can't wait to share my knowledge and experience with you on the inside! Why wait any longer? Don't delay any more seconds, scroll back up, click the "BUY NOW WITH 1-CLICK" button NOW and start mastering IELTS SPEAKING TODAY! Every hour you delay is costing you money ... Tags: ielts speaking strategies 2019, ielts speaking success, ielts speaking advantage, ielts speaking book, ielts speaking 2020, ielts speaking topics, ielts speaking test, ielts speaking masterclass, collins speaking for ielts, ielts advantage speaking, the ultimate guide to ielts speaking, ielts band 9 speaking

Bone Gods

Bone Gods
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781429926812
ISBN 13: 1429926813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Gods Book Review:

Witch hunts are on the rise and supernatural turf wars are reaching a boiling point. Then, just when it seems life couldn't get any worse for Pete, Jack reappears—but he's no longer the man she's always known. Hell has changed him forever. And he's brought back with him a whole world of trouble... A cabal of necromancers are using ancient, unspeakable magic to turn the tide of war in their favor. Then, as the city is about to sink into chaos, Pete receives a chilling directive: To end the war, you must kill the crow-mage. Beset from all sides, Pete finds herself turning to an unholy source for help...even if doing so could destroy Black London—and life as she knew it—once and for all.

Race Against Time

Race Against Time
Author: Jerry Mitchell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1451645155
ISBN 13: 9781451645156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Against Time Book Review:

“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The Guardians On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers. The killings, in what would become known as the “Mississippi Burning” case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the Civil Rights Movement. And even though the killers’ identities, including the sheriff’s deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed. It took forty-one years before the mastermind was brought to trial and finally convicted for the three innocent lives he took. If there is one man who helped pave the way for justice, it is investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell. In Race Against Time, Mitchell takes readers on the twisting, pulse-racing road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings from the days of the Civil Rights Movement, decades after the fact. His work played a central role in bringing killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham and the Mississippi Burning case. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, building up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. He takes us into every harrowing scene along the way, as when Mitchell goes into the lion’s den, meeting one-on-one with the very murderers he is seeking to catch. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder. Race Against Time is an astonishing, courageous story capturing a historic race for justice, as the past is uncovered, clue by clue, and long-ignored evils are brought into the light. This is a landmark book and essential reading for all Americans.

Never Give In

Never Give In
Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-10-14
ISBN 10: 1472527518
ISBN 13: 9781472527516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Give In Book Review:

A great statesmen, a masterful historian whose writings won him the Nobel Prize for literature and a war-time leader with few peers, Sir Winston Churchill is remembered perhaps most clearly today for the sheer power of his oratory: the speeches that rallied a nation in its darkest hour and steeled that nation for victory against the might of the Fascist powers. Never Give In! celebrates this oratory by gathering together Churchill's most powerful speeches from throughout his public career. Carefully selected by his grandson, this collection includes all his best known speeches - from his great war-time broadcasts to the "Iron Curtain" speech that heralded the start of the Cold War - and many lesser known but inspirational pieces. In a single volume Never Give In! provides a powerful testimony to one of the great public figures of the 20th century.