Andrew Jordan, known to most of the locals as Deacon, is an old cowhand. He's roughed around for years doing work other folks didn't want to do. He's lived long enough to fight in a war, bury a son, and learn to appreciate the simplicities of life. A product of the last great American generation, he understands the importance of faith, commitment, and patriotism. The only thing he lacked was purpose. Now he's faced with losing the only thing in life that gives him purpose and it's up to his life long soul mate, Emily, to help him find his way. At ninety years old, he begins a journey into the past which will ultimately teach him it all starts with Loving Deacon.
Chism Talbert had loved her first, and best -- but he had broken her heart. He was the caretaker's handsome son.
She was Minta Westerly, the privileged girl who'd surrendered to him one starry summer night -- then been abandoned when he abruptly left town. Now she was back in the big house where she'd spent family vacations -- and suddenly, impossibly, Chism walked through the door, pinning her with mesmerizing eyes that burned with fury and desire. Both were haunted by the dreams they'd woven together, the promises they'd whispered under a willow tree -- and both were devastated by a misunderstanding that still felt like a betrayal. But the years apart and the pain they had denied only fed the fires of passion that sizzled within. Minta longed to taste the magic of Chism's lips once more, even if he insisted that time had made them strangers. Could she make him see she belonged in his world, and that he would have a home in her heart forever?
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.
"SHE'S YOURS." Two handwritten words changed Dr. Greg Hamilton's playboy lifestyle forever. From the moment he found his baby girl on the doorstep, she held his heart in her tiny hands.
Juggling fatherhood and a busy practice wasn't easy, so when the shy and lovely Jane Dale proposed she be baby Joy's nanny, Greg didn't question his luck....
Jane's pulse beat fast when she faced the man who'd supposedly seduced and left her sister. When she'd joined his household under false, she hadn't expected her niece's father to be caring, honest ... and much too attractive. Would her deception cost her the child and the man of her heart?
Meet A.K. Swift, a working-class war veteran and family man who is haunted by visions of nuclear apocalypse. When matters of conscience determine that he can no longer support the State-sponsored institutions that create the machines that threaten the living, A.K.decides to stop paying. Trouble is, he's not a very good tax resister. He forgets to attend the meetings and doesn't bother to fill out the proper forms. Now he worries there may be consequences. From the dustbin of Cold War protest literature, Bradley Smith s The Man Who Saw His Own Liver emerges as a heartfelt meditation on the time problem of the individual against authority. Rooted in libertarian theory and the moribund tradition of American transcendentalism, it is the story of an accidental rebel trembling in comic defiance under the yoke of God and State, and before the face Leviathan of modern Bureaucracy. Smith's writing is animated by a crisp and laconic prose-poetic hum. His is a uniquely personal canvass in which storytelling and gently wrought polemics interweave, seamly, with turns of magical realism coming to rest in that frail, strangely familiar liminal space, where ineffable exaltation and terror transcend the political. Originally conceived and performed for the stage in 1983, The Man Who Saw His Own Liver is presented by Nine-Banded books in novelized form.
It is appended with Smith s short story, Joseph Conrad and the Monster from the Deep. We hope you enjoy it.
A surprise inheritance.
A family of strangers. And a man she can’t avoid . . . Cassidy Calhoun can’t believe she’s the secret daughter of an oil billionaire. This small-town Texas girl with student loans by the barrel has never gotten a thing she didn’t earn for herself. The terms of her late father’s will say Cassidy—and her newfound spoiled half-siblings—must work a year at the family’s floundering business before they inherit a dime.
Too bad the only thing Cass knows about oil is that it makes the junker she drives go. Mason MacKenzie, the evaluator for their test, will help her get up to speed. Or will he? Mason is a boot-wearing, truck-driving Houston hottie who runs Calhoun Petroleum’s biggest rival. The sparks between him and Cassidy could combust any minute. But the closer they get, the more strange near-accidents Cassidy seems to be having. And Mason has plenty of reasons to play up their attraction for his own benefit. If she can trust him, the two of them working together might save a crumbling dynasty. But if she can’t, Cass might just lose both her fortune and her heart . . .
The Destroyer Trilogy brings together three of John Margerison’s WWI naval adventures into one must-have edition for the first time. DESTROYER DOINGS Through a turn of fate, the Stiletto parts company with its flotilla and comes across a German cruiser under the cover and darkness of thick fog that envelopes the sea.
With sheer ingenuity, Harry Knight commands his ship and crew in a highly unconventional manoeuvre … with outstanding outcomes … On another mission to patrol the North Sea, with instructions to stop and examine any passing vessels looking for contraband of war, Stiletto once again manages to beat expectations … Commodore Ellys, aware of Knight’s feisty reputation, is keen on sending Stiletto out to tow the Rapier, a notoriously accident prone ship back home.
An easy enough task had they not come across a steamer that failed to respond to Stiletto’s signals, with no lights on. Amongst other missions, destroying German U-boats, cruising through a seabed thick with mines, Stiletto gracefully comes to the rescue of several vessels that have come under attack. A successful string of missions under the command of Lieutenant Knight and his experienced crew ensure Stiletto is highly commended by the commodore. But its final mission is one that requires the utmost courage… THE HUNGRY HUNDRED The young, but talented Lieutenant James Stanley Murray is tasked with training a class of Royal Navy Reserves, seamen affectionately nicknamed the “Hungry Hundred”. Amongst this motley band are sixteen of the Royal Navy’s finest deserters and scallywags. These rough men answer to no master, but the Lieutenant’s kind hand and strong leadership evoke in them an undying loyalty for their ‘Jimmy’. On their first posting together, the team demonstrate their exceptionalism and their bonds of affection and loyalty to one another are strengthened. Against all odds, the men arrange to follow their commander to his next posting, aboard the Torpedo Boat Destroyer Stilletto, it is on this ship that the sixteen receive their baptism of fire and their bonds of brotherhood are truly tested. HUNTERS OF THE U-BOAT The First World War is raging and, like the land, the seas have been transformed into battlefields. Lurking in the depths is an underwater menace, and wanted or not the war will come to all: A stoic Captain who professes a rooted objection to war, in whatever guise it may take. A rebellious naval reservist, reluctant to take on any more war duties. A hawkish Commodore, seeking his pound of flesh for a failed torpedo attack on his ship. Featuring the likes of Harry Knight and James Carew, these tales of daring and courage sail through duels between vessels, unlikely catches, and aged men-o’-war hoping for one last hurrah. John S. Margerison was born Joseph Margerison in 1887, to a shoemaker in Derby. As a boy of fourteen he ran away to join the Royal Navy, marrying in 1907 and receiving medals for gallantry in 1912.
He was invalided out of the service in 1913 and by the time WWI broke out he was writing prolifically and to critical acclaim. He wrote several enthusiastic stories about life at sea, and during the war, he wrote a series of articles about joining the Navy (‘Come to Sea My Lads’ and ‘Under the Red Ensign’) for boys’ papers during the war.