Alexander The Great

Author: John Gunther
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402741395
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Alexander The Great from the Author: John Gunther. Relates the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a twelve-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization.

Gotcha Again For Guys More Nonfiction Books To Get Boys Excited About Reading

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884377X
Size: 27.98 MB
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Gotcha Again For Guys More Nonfiction Books To Get Boys Excited About Reading from the Author: Kathleen A. Baxter. Here's help in selecting current, nonfiction books that will get boys excited about reading. • Citations for over 1,700 current nonfiction titles published between 2007–2009 that will appeal to boys • Interviews with seven authors, including Kadir Nelson, author of We Are the Ship, recent winner of numerous children's literature awards, and a great role model for young male readers • Nonfiction booktalks that can be used word-for-word when presenting books to students • Reproducible booklists • Photos of featured male authors • Book cover illustrations

The Mathews Men

Author: William Geroux
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698184726
Size: 49.53 MB
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The Mathews Men from the Author: William Geroux. “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats’ prime targets. And they were easy targets—the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews. From the Hardcover edition.

Red Notice

Author: Bill Browder
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446443193
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Red Notice from the Author: Bill Browder. Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.

Vampire Kisses

Author: Ellen Schreiber
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742660215
Size: 74.27 MB
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Vampire Kisses from the Author: Ellen Schreiber. The first title in the bestselling Vampire Kisses series.

Bersetzung Translation Traduction 2 Teilband

Author: Harald Kittel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110203286
Size: 30.26 MB
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Bersetzung Translation Traduction 2 Teilband from the Author: Harald Kittel. Das Handbuch Übersetzung entfaltet erstmals den gesamten Gegenstandsbereich, der unter Übersetzung verstanden werden kann, in seinen Problemkomplexen. Es bietet eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme des derzeit verfügbaren Wissens und der internationalen Forschung zur Übersetzung unter systematischen und historischen Gesichtspunkten. Im Bestreben, die Übersetzungsforschung und deren heterogene Gegenstände möglichst vollständig vorzustellen, bietet das Handbuch einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Zweige der Übersetzungsforschung. Es erfasst Übersetzungsphänomene, verstanden als Formen inter- und innersprachlichen Transfers und interkultureller Kommunikation, in deren sozialen, räumlichen, situativen, sprachlichen, literarischen und allgemein kulturellen Vielfalt unter diachronen, synchronen und systematischen Gesichtspunkten. Es erläutert und dokumentiert die wichtigsten Ergebnisse bisheriger Übersetzungsforschung, aber auch aktuelle Debatten, in ihren jeweiligen geistes-, sozial- und wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen, theoretischen und methodischen Bindungen. Es weist auf Forschungslücken hin und benennt Prioritäten und Desiderata für künftige Forschung.