Holmes und ich – Die Morde von Sherringford

Roman

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Author: Brittany Cavallaro

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428953

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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So hat man Holmes und Watson noch nie erlebt! 3 Dinge will Jamie Watson partout vermeiden, als er gegen seinen Willen auf ein Internat an der Ostküste der USA geschickt wird: 1. Dort auf die charismatische Charlotte Holmes zu treffen, Nachfahrin des legendären Sherlock, die allerorten für ihren komplizierten Charakter und ihr detektivisches Genie bekannt ist. 2. Sich in besagte Charlotte zu verlieben - natürlich unglücklich. 3. Gemeinsam mit Charlotte in einen Mordfall verwickelt zu werden. Doch dann wird Jamie von seinem Zimmergenossen zu einer Party mitgeschleift, auf der er Charlotte begegnet und sofort von ihr fasziniert ist. Kurz darauf geschieht ein Mord. Hauptverdächtige: Jamie Watson und Charlotte Holmes! Ihnen bleibt nichts anderes übrig, als die Ermittlungen selbst in die Hand zu nehmen ...

The Last of August

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Author: Brittany Cavallaro

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062398962

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families. Jamie and Charlotte are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte’s beloved Uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers. So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.

The Last of the Light

About Twilight

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Author: Peter Davidson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780235445

Category: History

Page: 280

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Neither day nor night, twilight has long exerted a fascination for Western artists, thinkers, and writers, while haunting the Romantics and intriguing philosophers and scientists. In The Last of the Light, Peter Davidson takes readers through our culture’s long engagement with the concept of twilight—from the melancholy of smoky English autumn evenings to the midnight sun of northern European summers and beyond. Taking in poets and painters, Victorians and Romans, city and countryside, and deftly combining memoir, literature, philosophy, and art history, Davidson shows how the atmospheric shadows and the in-between nature of twilight has fired the imagination and generated works of incredible beauty, mystery, and romance. Ambitious and brilliantly executed, this is the perfect book for the bedside table, richly rewarding and endlessly thought-provoking.

The Last Word

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Author: Morley Kev

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462861598

Category: Drama

Page: 497

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Attempting to avert malpractice for voluntary intervention outside of the realm of a psychiatrist a patient is diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic conveniently within the realm of psychiatry leading to the decision to take a medical discharge from the shared employer rather than agree to take psychotic medication with all the associated and numerous potential side effects. While seeking commensurate compensation for a host of injustices including wrongful release, malpractice inclusive of experimentation, wilful negligence, and even fraud and attempted blackmail not only do the relevant systems fail but without exception so do the respective appeal levels resulting in our subject ending up in jail temporarily in solitary confinement now alleged of becoming a dangerous paranoid schizophrenic forced to forfeit all firearms as well as subsequently agree to an order ordinance prohibiting the possession of any firearms or ammunitions for a period of five years, effectively for live, rendering Canada a democratically elected government regulated by nothing more than dictators that the appointed courts condone. Once mortgage free with sizable savings and numerous other assets the victim over a decade later after meeting with about 50 lawyers is broke and mortgaged to the hilt barely able to make minimum monthly payments to remain in a modest 1232 square feet home and afford a life style consisting of little more than the essentials while watching his long held belief of becoming married and having children with someone of his choice in an affluent lifestyle vanish as the sun sets on his youthful years still celibate and no closure to financial compensation for any injustice still experiencing cruelty.

Wunder

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Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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August ist anders. Dennoch wünscht er sich, wie alle Jungen in seinem Alter, kein Außenseiter zu sein. Weil er seit seiner Geburt so oft am Gesicht operiert werden musste, ist er noch nie auf eine richtige Schule gegangen. Aber jetzt soll er in die fünfte Klasse kommen. Er weiß, dass die meisten Kinder nicht absichtlich gemein zu ihm sind. Am liebsten würde er gar nicht auffallen. Doch nicht aufzufallen ist nicht leicht, wenn man so viel Mut und Kraft besitzt, so witzig, klug und großzügig ist - wie August.

The Guns of August

The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War

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Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241968224

Category: History

Page: 608

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Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war. War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . . Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered as the classic account of the conflict's opening. From the precipitous plunge into war and the brutal and bloody battles of August 1914, Tuchman shows how events were propelled by a horrific logic which swept all sides up in its unstoppable momentum. 'Dazzling' Max Hastings 'Magnificent' Guardian 'Fascinating, splendid, glittering. One of the finest works of history' New York Times 'A brilliant achievement' Sunday Telegraph Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989. The Proud Tower and The Zimmerman Telegram are published by Penguin.

Die vielen Leben des Harry August

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Author: Claire North

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732513084

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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MANCHMAL IST EIN LEBEN NICHT GENUG, UM DIE WELT ZU RETTEN! Harry August stirbt. Mal wieder. Es ist das elfte Mal, dass Harrys Leben ein Ende findet. Und er weiß genau, wie es weitergehen wird: Er wird erneut im Jahr 1919 geboren werden - mit all dem Wissen seiner vorherigen Leben. Harry hat akzeptiert, dass er in dieser Zeitschleife festhängt, auch wenn er nicht weiß, wieso. Doch dann steht plötzlich ein junges Mädchen an seinem Sterbebett und überbringt ihm eine erschütternde Botschaft: Der Untergang der Welt steht bevor! Und das auslösende Ereignis findet vermutlich zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts statt. Harry, der bald wieder im Jahr 1919 sein wird, muss nun nicht weniger tun, als diese Zukunft zu verhindern ... "Meisterhaft erzählt - ein bemerkenswertes Buch!" Booklist

The Coldest Winter

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Author: David Halberstam

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330540165

Category: History

Page: 736

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Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that, giving readers a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures -- Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the heart of the book are the individual stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men. We meet them, follow them, and see some of the most dreadful battles in history through their eyes. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden. Contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, The Coldest Winter provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.

Bridging The Gap Between The Home, Church, School & Community

With Emphasis On Putting Parents Back To Being Parents

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Author: Mildred Wells-Dunn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499003986

Category: History

Page: 160

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You may add to any page or paragraph words, phrases, or sentences that will help you best understand what has been written. Although we might not ever meet, help me with my dream. Help me in “Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School, Church, and Community with Emphasis on Putting Parents Back to Being Parents.” A young lawyer on Beale Street once looked at me and said, “You are sincere about what you are saying and doing. I will not charge you anything.” Boy, was I glad! I had him to look at the script because I had just about gone broke on “Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School, Church, and Community.” There have been others who said to me, “What are you trying to do?” And my reply would be, “I know—it’s just hard for me to make you understand.” Readers, I hope you will understand what I am trying to say and do. Let me make it plain. I am trying to help somebody, hoping I will also receive equally what my readers receive. I am thankful for my family tree, but aren’t we all? I would love for every American family and family of this world to add “Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School, Church, and Community” to their library. I would love to hear from some of the readers to see what they think about it. It has taken a while to complete this work. I feel like there will be more books on this same work. Each of us in our own way can bridge the gap. We do not have to look for any help. Just think of things we can do to help someone.

Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

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Author: Mr Philip C Logan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409482286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Humphrey Jennings ranks amongst the greatest film makers of twentieth century Britain. Although a relatively unknown figure to the wider public, his war-time documentaries are regarded by many (including Lord Puttnam, Lindsay Anderson and Mike Leigh) as amongst the finest films of their time. Groundbreaking both in terms of their technique and their interest in, and respect for, the everyday experiences of ordinary people, these films are much more than mere government propaganda. Instead, Jennings work offers an unparalleled window into the British home-front, and the hopes, fears and expectations of a nation fighting for its survival. Yet until now, Jennings has remained a shadowy figure; with his life and work lacking the sustained scholarly investigation and reassessment they deserve. As such film and social historians will welcome this new book which provides an up-to-date and thorough exploration of the relationships between Jennings life, ideas and films. Arguing that Jennings's film output can be viewed as part of a coherent intellectual exercise rather than just one aspect of the artistic interests of a wide ranging intellectual, Philip Logan, paints a much fuller and more convincing picture of the man than has previously been possible. He shows for the first time exactly how Jennings's artistic expression was influenced by the fundamental intellectual, social and cultural changes that shook British society during the first decades of the twentieth century. Combining biography, social history and international artistic thought, the book offers a fascinating insight into Jennings, his work, the wider British documentary film movement and the interaction between art and propaganda. Bringing together assessments of his tragically short life and his films this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in British cinema or the social history of Britain in the 1930s and 40s.

Richard to Minna Wagner

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Author: Richard Wagner,William Ashton Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108078516

Category: Music

Page: 424

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This 1909 English translation of 270 letters from Wagner to his long-suffering first wife contains a wealth of biographical detail.