The Fratricides by the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis recounts the tragic violence that swallowed the Greek countryside in the civil war of the late 1940s. Castello, a village in Epirus is not spared all the death and destruction which culminated during the Holy Week.
Billionaires and Bagmen offers a surprising solution to the question many people are asking: How can we take our lives back from an over-reaching government, Wall Street power brokers, lobbyist-written laws, the billionaires who buy them off and candidates we don’t like? Sean Cogan, is funny, prickly, charismatic economist turned venture capitalist, comes up with the idea that his town should simply ignore Big Brother's rules and write its own.
He is convinced that the government is no longer “of, by and for the people,” that the President and all three branches of government are bought, paid for, and held in the grip of powerful billionaires, corrupt multinational corporations and their bagmen: the politicians and lobbyists who carry out their agendas. From a savvy newspaper reporter to a secretive former CIA agent who knows how the game is played to the idiot alcoholic mayor of the town who tries to sabotage the initiative, events start to spin out of control.
Things go from bad to worse when the powers that be in Washington become concerned that this independence movement could take on a life of its own. Cogan and his team of supporters, old high school friends, plow ahead in spite of the collusion of spies, lobbyists, a controversial talk show host and a whole boatload of other unsavory characters. It’s an exciting, scary and dangerous ride.
Just when Xavier got Patience to understand her place, Chaos came through and destroyed it, with her attacks and challenges. Chaos had been released and didn’t planned on being caged up in Patience’s mind again. She wreaked havoc on the Southern Facility and gather information about her parent’s death from the Supreme Guardian that was there. She set her sights on the next facility and assassin that put the blade in the hand of the Guardian that killed her father.
Chaos was ready to avenge her parent’s death, but the power that the Alpha had over her, killed all the plans that she made. Xavier was at lost for words when Chaos took over Patience’s body. He didn’t know what to suspect or how to control her. He decided to try and bond with Chaos to get in her head, but she got into his and made him a different man and Alpha to his Queen. He became clipped and irritated with everything Patience did. He realized that he was changing for the worse, when his wolf didn’t recognize Patience as his Queen. Matteo is also loose and looking for the Guardians that killed his babies. He went to the Southern Facility and saw the damages that were done. He knew who done it and couldn’t wait to meet his granddaughter. When he met her, he noticed how powerful she was and thought that she would be better with a Guardian. Patience told him the same thing that she had been telling everyone else, Xavier was her Alpha and she wasn’t going nowhere, so she thought. Patience was going through it. Chaos was getting stronger and was ready to take complete control over her. She had been waking up aching and with bruises all over her body. She tried to talk to her Alpha, but he had changed. When her grandfather shines light on a dim situation, Patience transformed into a different person and confronts Xavier in front of the entire family. It hurts her more when she found out that her brothers knew about Xavier secret and didn’t bother to tell her. Not even her favorite, Maxi. Patience was battling a war within herself.
She had to get Chaos under control before she made her lose the only family that she had left. An unknown guest and an enemy of the wolves showed up unexpectedly to protect the Queen from the Guardians that had her on their most wanted list. Their help wasn’t needed. Xavier felt that he was enough to protect her from anything, but who was going to protect her from him. In, It Took a Beast to Tame Her 2, secrets will be revealed, and mates will be found. Will Patience trust Xavier enough to let him in or will she rely on others to protect her? Even if it put her and their unborn child in danger.
L'héroïne de Facebook assassinée par Daech. Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. " La photo placée sur sa page Facebook montre une jeune femme élégamment maquillée. Elle porte un foulard noir sur un serre-tête doré, bracelets et bagues aux deux mains, tunique longue cintrée à la taille.
Le visage plein, pommettes hautes, sourire timide.
Elle était syrienne et habitait Rakka, la " capitale " de l'Etat islamique. Sur Facebook, elle racontait sa vie de rakkaouie sous la botte des djihadistes. Ils n'ont pas apprécié.
Début janvier (2016), ils ont annoncé qu'elle avait été " exécutée ".
Elle avait 30 ans. Alain Frachon (extrait d'un papier paru dans Le Monde, février 2016) Que signifie être une femme en Syrie entre 2011 et 2015 ? À quoi ressemble la vie au temps des décapitations, des tortures et des bombardements ? Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". Née à Raqqa, professeur de philosophie, Nissan nous livre sur Facebook son journal de bord et son combat pendant 4 années de dictature meurtrière. Ses posts racontent la tragédie syrienne, la lutte d'un peuple contre deux machines de mort – le régime de Bachar Al-Assad et l'État islamique. Ce dernier n'a pas apprécié. En janvier 2016, Daech annonçait qu'elle avait été " exécutée ". Elle avait 30 ans. C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani.
On y découvre une jeune femme stupéfiante, pleine d'humour, de peurs, de rêves et d'espoir pour son peuple et son pays. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. Hala Kodmani est une journaliste franco-syrienne, grand reporter pour Libération. Elle a gagné en 2013 le prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie. Prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie.
From mouth-watering fettucine to hand-made gelato, this Italian cookbook mixes easy to prepare, authentic recipes with tales, travels and experiences of Italy that will inspire you to cook and enjoy.
Great Moments in Australian History presents an exciting collection of stories about the most colorful highlights and heroes of Australia's history. Pioneering a fresh approach, award-winning author Jonathan King dramatizes events to bring each moment vividly to life. Dodge Aboriginal spears as we land with early Dutch explorers; creep by night into an open boat with convict Mary Bryant as she escapes from Botany Bay; sneak into Matthew Flinders' French prison cell as he names Australia; break down doors with the redcoats to arrest Governor Bligh; confront "Wild White Man" William Buckley as he returns from the dead after 30 years; fight for democracy at the Eureka Stockade; join Ned Kelly in his last shoot-out; ride down mountains with the Man from Snowy River; land with the Anzacs at Gallipoli; gallop across deserts with the Light Horse on history's last successful cavalry charge; fly the first plane from the UK to Australia; climb the steps as our first woman enters parliament; join Bradman on the pitch as he makes history; help soldiers stop Japanese troops advancing down the Kokoda Track; throw a boomerang with the first Aboriginal elected to parliament; feel Whitlam's outrage as he is dismissed; watch the angel of the Bali bombing save lives; and escape the nation's worst bush fires in stories that will take your breath away. Filled with graphic images, the book presents the big picture, from the discoveries of the early explorers to the cut and thrust of modern-day politics.
In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!