The Fools' War


Author: Lee R. Kisling

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780060208363

Category: Kings and rulers

Page: 166

View: 2419

A boy must try to save a kingdom when the king, preoccupied by unrequited love, ignores the threat of war.

A War of Fools

The Letters of Obscure Men : a Study of the Satire and the Satirized


Author: Reinhard Paul Becker

Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

View: 9366

Fool's War


Author: Sarah Zettel

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480422193

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

View: 4111

A New York Times Notable Book from the author of Reclamation: A young woman must face off against an alien force within her starship’s computer. Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, cutting corners where necessary to keep her crew paid and her journeys profitable. But there are two things she will never skimp on: her crew and her fool. For a long space journey, a certified Fool’s Guild clown is essential to amuse, excite, and otherwise distract the crew from the drudgeries of interstellar flight. Her newest fool, Evelyn Dobbs, is a talented jester. But does she have enough wit to save mankind? In the computers of the Pasadena, something is emerging. The highly sophisticated software that makes interstellar travel practical is playing host to a new form of artificial intelligence, a living entity. And it will do whatever it takes to survive . . . Displaying “the influence of Asimov’s robot stories and C. J. Cherryh’s elaborate, sophisticated spaceship adventures,” this is a science fiction masterpiece that asks the thought-provoking question, “What if the next great life-form with which we must contend isn’t from the stars but from our hard drives?” (Publishers Weekly)




Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121243X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8613

Der gnadenlose Kampf um Astra und seine Geheimnisse Astra scheint ein ziemlich unscheinbarer und uninteressanter Planet zu sein, doch für die Wissenschaftler hat er eine ebenso unerklärliche wie rätselhafte Eigenschaft: Es gibt eine Region, die keinerlei Metalle enthält und in der, bringt man es dorthin, jedes Metall buchstäblich vom Erdboden verschluckt wird. Noch absurder wird die Situation, als in dieser Region plötzlich gewaltige Gravitationsanomalien auftreten und scheinbar ein lange untätig gewesener Vulkan ausbricht. Doch wie sich bald herausstellt, ist dies kein Vulkanausbruch, sondern die automatische Produktionsanlage eines längst untergegangenen Alien-Volkes, die ihre Tätigkeit wieder aufgenommen hat. Nichts in der Galaxis ist wertvoller als das Know-how hochtechnisierter Spezies, das man plündern und ausbeuten kann – und prompt beginnt der politische und militärische Wettlauf um Astra und seine Geheimnisse ...

War is not Cool at all, Fools!

As I Remember It.


Author: Hiroko Falkenstein

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460270495

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 9364

WHEN THE JAPANESE navy attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, it triggered a massive U.S. retaliation and a succession of incendiary bombardments. War is not Cool at all, Fools!, is a collection of poetry called Tanka, written by the author Hiroko Falkenstein. Each poem is beautifully written, yet profound, and can be read in a matter of seconds. However, as the author explains, the meaning of each poem might take longer to fully absorb. When Tokyo was hit during the U.S. bombings, amid hellish chaos, Hiroko’s family quickly fled the capital in a jam-packed train to the relative safety of a fishing village. They were in the minority of those who were fortunate enough to escape; however, life would become even tougher thereafter as streets were filled with the homeless, the wounded and orphans who were begging for food . . . casualties of war who would feel the effects almost twenty years after the war had come to an end. This book of poetry is an intimate, personal account of a Japanese woman’s childhood and adult experiences during and after the Second World War. Each poem is concise, moving, and somewhat harrowing in the description of the casualties of war.

Fools Rush In


Author: Bill Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526604

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 4495

Some trips are chosen, others choose you. When tragedy strikes Bill Carter's life he finds himself drawn to a war zone. In the modern heart of darkness, the besieged city of Sarajevo, we meet a man rebuilding the ruins of his former self in the most unlikely of places. Carter joins a maverick aid organization, 'The Serious Road Trip', and dodges snipers to deliver food and supplies to those the UN can't reach. He makes friends with the artistic community of Sarajevo and fights alongside them for survival in a place where food and water are scarce, where you meet death every day, but crucially where life, love and laughter ring out all the same. Carter takes his journey one surreal step further and enlists the help of major rock band U2.The ensuing events go no small way to influencing the course of the war and Western awareness of it.

Only Birds and Fools

Flight Engineer, Avro Lancaster, World War II


Author: J. Norman Ashton

Publisher: Airlife Publishing


Category: History

Page: 189

View: 7006

This autobiography captures the day-to-day life of crew members of the Avro Lancaster bombers during World War II. The author of this work is one of the many unsung heroes of RAF Bomber Command, who played out his part of the war tending the engines and flight systems of the various aircraft in which he flew and survived through 54 operations.

Curmudgeons, Drunkards, and Outright Fools

Courts-Martial of Civil War Union Colonels


Author: Thomas P. Lowry

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803280243

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 6765

During the Civil War, a Union colonel was five times more likely to be court-martialed than a private. Worse, courts-martial of all ranks increased by 400 percent in the winter months. Among the court-martialed transgressors presented in this volume are an officer nicknamed ?Stumpy? because he tended to hide behind tree stumps during combat and a man tried for calling his superior a ?miserable reptile.? The gallery of offenders also includes a Vermont colonel who became a chloroform addict and a New York colonel who rode his horse into a barroom, ordered a brandy for himself and one for his horse, then fired his pistol through the ceiling. The stories of fifty misdeeds, along with a statistical exploration of twenty-two thousand other courts-martial, provide a pioneering study of the little-known world of Civil War misbehavior and clarify the often-bewildering dynamics between volunteer soldiers and their professional superiors.

Damned Fools in Utopia

And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance


Author: Nicolas Walter,David Goodway

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 160486222X

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 4344

Nicolas Walter was drawn to Anarchism through the twin jolts of Suez and the Hungarian Revolution during his student years, followed by his participation in the resulting New Left and nuclear disarmament movement. Concurrently with his activism, he was acutely and lucidly analysing the history, practice and theory of these intertwined movements - and it is such writings, including the seminal 'Non-Violent Resistance and the Spies for Peace and After', that form the core of this collection. Scorning the pomp of academic prose, his writing is accessible and clear.

Fool's War


Author: Davat BUkbu

Publisher: book. bohs



Page: N.A

View: 7874

In this New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a strange new life form threatens all of humanity, and only a fool would stand in its way Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, cutting corners where necessary to keep her crew paid and her journeys profitable. But there are two things she will never skimp on: her crew—and her fool. For a long space journey, a certified Fool’s Guild clown is essential, to amuse, excite, and otherwise distract the crew from the drudgeries of interstellar flight. Her newest fool, Evelyn Dobbs, is a talented jester. But does she have enough wit to save mankind? In the computers of the Pasadena, something is emerging. The highly sophisticated software that makes interstellar travel practical is playing host to a new form of artificial intelligence, one with its own mind, its own needs, and its own desperate fears. Combatting this terrifying new threat becomes the fool’s secret fight. Evelyn Dobbs’s personal war might just cost Katmer Al Shei everything, and everyone, she holds dear. But if they fail, humanity itself is lost for good. Review Sarah Zettel's first novel (Reclamation) showed her to be an up-and-coming author with promise. She delivers on that promise with Fool's War, a book that is never what it seems. The main character--Dobbs--is a modern Fool, someone who serves as both entertainer and psychoanalyst for the ships that ply the stars. When the ship on which Dobbs is serving accidentally delivers a rogue artificial intelligence to an unsuspecting planet, a secret that has held the galaxy together will threaten to tear it apart. This is a grand, fast-moving story with delightful characters and insightful social commentary. And darn fun to read. From Publishers Weekly In "alien contact" science fiction, the aliens come from far off, light-years away. But what if the aliens were closer to home? What if the next great life-form with which we must contend isn't from the stars but from our hard drives? In Zettel's second novel (after Reclamation), Katmer Al Shei, owner and engineer of the starship Pasadena, and her crew become pawns in an elaborate scheme to bring human beings and artificially intelligent life-forms into deadly conflict. But the real protagonist ends up being Evelyn Dobbs, the ship's Fool, who, hired to amuse the crew for its long voyage, finds herself trying to contain the threat of war. The influence of Asimov's robot stories and C.J. Cherryh's elaborate, sophisticated spaceship adventures are both evident here. But while Zettel's skills as a teacher of technical writing are very handy when it comes to computer terminology, her human characters are less well developed. Still, Zettel's story has a lively pace and gains more than enough momentum to keep readers from noticing the time. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Narren und Sterbliche


Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644200580

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6325

Der Winter 1595 ist kalt. Das macht auch den Mitgliedern der Theatertruppe von William Shakespeare zu schaffen, einer von vielen in London. Die Stadt ist seit längerem vom Theaterfieber ergriffen, neu entstandene Schauspielhäuser vor den Toren der Stadt fassen Tausende Zuschauer, die sich mit Bühnenstücken, Tanz, Zoten und dressierten Bären unterhalten lassen. Halbseidenes Gesindel sind diese Schauspieler in den Augen der puritanischen Obrigkeit, die alle Bühnen verbieten will. Aber viele im Hochadel lieben das Theater, und auch die Königin tut es. Zur Hochzeit einer hochgestellten Dame soll die Truppe ein neues Stück auf die Bühne bringen, eine Komödie mit dem Titel «Der Sommernachtstraum». Mit von der Partie: Richard, William Shakespeares jüngerer Bruder, vom Älteren wenig geliebt und auf der Bühne nur in Frauenrollen geduldet. Dann geschieht eine Katastrophe: Ein konkurrierendes Schauspielhaus lässt das Stück stehlen. Aber Richard weiß, wie die Uraufführung zu retten ist. Er wird das Stück zurückstehlen und damit William dazu bringen, ihn endlich zu respektieren, ihm endlich eine Männerrolle zu geben – und dann fehlt ihm zu seinem Glück nur noch die Hand der schönen Silvia ... Ein ungeheuer spannender und farbiger historischer Roman über Eifersucht, Verrat, Liebe und die Kunst, wie ihn nur Bernard Cornwell schreiben kann.

Prince of Fools


Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630930

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2705

International bestselling author Mark Lawrence continues the bold new world of dark fantasy he created in the Broken Empire trilogy with the first book of the Red Queen's War... For all her reign the Red Queen has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Content with his role as a minor royal, Jal pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war with the undead is coming, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks that nothing that will affect him. He's wrong... After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game—and the Red Queen controls the board.

Kaiser der Dunkelheit



Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641132002

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9552

König Jorg von Ankrath herrscht über sieben Völker, und dennoch ist er ein Getriebener – getrieben von dem Bedürfnis, den Tod seiner Familie zu rächen, und von dem Wunsch, den seit Langem verwaisten Kaiser thron zu besteigen. Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, schreckt Jorg nicht einmal davor zurück, dunkle Mächte heraufzubeschwören, die das Reich ins Verderben stürzen könnten. Doch dann bekommt er es mit einem Gegner zu tun, der noch mächtiger und gefürchteter ist als er selbst: dem König der Toten!

Prinz der Dunkelheit



Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641160987

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9756

Sag uns kurz, wie du heißt. Jorg. Eigentlich Kronprinz Jorg von Ankrath, aber das war einmal. Du siehst jung aus. Wie alt bist du, fünfzehn? Knapp daneben. Mit fünfzehn werde ich König sein! Du bist die meistgehasste Person im ganzen Land. Warum? Nun ja, wenn man mit einer Horde Gesetzloser ganze Dörfer niederbrennt, löst das Unmut aus. Aber was würdest du tun, wenn die Königin, also deine Mutter, und dein Bruder vor deinen Augen getötet werden? Dieser Hass ist erst der Vorgeschmack auf meine Rache – denn die wird tödlich sein!

Fools' Crusade

Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions


Author: Diana Johnstone

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 158367084X

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 7031

A discussion of the political illusion created by the humanitarian bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 that tests popular beliefs



Author: Barkley "Red" Barkley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434369498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 2145

Millie Dunbrook a young and unproven private investigator badly in need of steady work has been hired to perform some exploration into a few strange yet minor incidents aboard a Caribbean cruise liner. Jack Hauser a man still stinging from the recent departure of his wife and daughter is simply another passenger trying to enjoy a relaxing cruise while searching for some personal answers in hope of finding new meaning to his life. Two other passengers have a completely different agenda, however. Neither Millie nor Jack, in their wildest dreams or nightmares, ever expected this cruise to be the ultimate target of an improbable plot, devised to completely destroy the boat and everyone aboard if the ransom demands aren't met. What results is an amazing nautical game of terror as the ship and passengers sail unknowingly toward an approaching death.

The Socialism of Fools?

Leftist Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism


Author: William I. Brustein,Louisa Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316368173

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4905

Anti-Semitism, as it has existed historically in Europe, is generally thought of as having been a phenomenon of the political right. To the extent that nineteenth- and early twentieth-century leftist movements have been found to manifest anti-Semitism, their involvement has often been suggested to be a mere fleeting and insignificant phenomenon. As such, this study seeks to examine more fully the role that the historic European left has played in developing and espousing anti-Semitic views. The authors draw upon a range of primary and secondary sources, including the analysis of left- and right-wing newspaper reportage, to trace the relationship between the political left and anti-Semitism in France, Germany, and Great Britain from the French Revolution to World War II, ultimately concluding that the relationship between the left and anti-Semitism has been much more profound than previously believed.

Children and Fools

A Twisted Tale of the Vienna Woods


Author: Terry Mirll


ISBN: 9781930859203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 774

Set against the breathtaking scenery of Vienna shortly before the outbreak of the Gulf War, this is a tour de force of rib-tickling antics, designed to answer three immortal questions.

Aprilschmerz 1944 / April Fool's Day 1944


Author: Roy Swanepoel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833430222


Page: 64

View: 2393

On 1st April 1944, the American Airforce accidentally bombed the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, killing forty people. Forty years later a Swiss survivor, who lost his first love in the bombing, coincidentally meets one of the American airmen at the community grave in Schaffhausen. Roy Swanepoel, born in South Africa, lives and teaches in Schaffhausen. In 2003 he won the annual Stauffacher Short Story Prize. Am 1.April 1944 bombardierte die amerikanische Luftwaffe versehentlich die Schweizer Stadt Schaffhausen. Dabei kamen vierzig Menschen ums Leben. Vierzig Jahre spater begegnet am Gemeinschaftsgrab in Schaffhausen ein Schweizer Uberlebender, der bei dem Bombenangriff seine erste Liebe verlor, zufallig einem der amerikanischen Flieger. Roy Swanepoel, geboren in Sudafrika, lebt und unterrichtet in Schaffhausen. 2003 gewann er den jahrlichen Stauffacher Kurzgeschichtenwettbewerb.