Set in ancient China, this is the story of the fairy of Ku-She, her journeys in the world of men and dragons, and the destiny of her only son, whose half-fairy blood sings of the coming turmoil.
'There were few more exotic places in Australia. Tribal Aboriginal people could still be seen around the town. Camel trains slowly made their way through the red-stone gorge that split MacDonnell Range. Rugged cattlemen and hard-bitten prospectors strode the streets.' In Outback Pionners, Evan McHugh gathers the enthralling stories of the men and women who opened up the Australian outback and in the process discovered the beauty and terror of this extraordinary country. We meet the little-known convict explorer John Wilson, the first European to cross the Blue Mountains (though history favours the proper English gentlemen Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson); we follow Australia's greatest drover, Nat Buchanan, as he blazes stock routes from one side of the country to another; and we marvel at the genius and grit of the men who overcome political treachery to build the Coolgardie Pipeline and the Trans-Australian Railway.
There are some delightful inclusions: a gentle Pakistani cameleer who saves foolhardy expeditioners; a nerdy ham radio operator who invents the pedal radio and paves the way for John Flynn's Flying Doctor; two bush nurses who toil in the ruins of a pub while saving outback lives; and the modern-day pioneers who battle apathy to save endangered whildlife. Plus there are the intruiging stories of R.M. Williams, the Cattle King James Tyson, and the women behind the CWA and the School of the Air.
Morten Storm is ruim twee meter lang en heeft rood haar. De Deen ziet er niet uit als jihadist. Als tiener was hij meer geïnteresseerd in motorrijden en ruziemaken dan in het geloof. Tot tijdens een verblijf in de gevangenis de profeet Mohammed op zijn pad kwam. Zo begon een transformatie die hem tien jaar later naar Jemen bracht, waar hij bevriend raakte met een van de beruchtste Al Qaidaleiders ooit. Maar Storm zag in deze extremistische omgeving het ware gevaar van de jihad, keerde de terroristen de rug toe en werd geheim agent voor de Deense inlichtingendienst, de Amerikaanse CIA en de Britse MI6. Al Qaida Undercover is het indrukwekkende verhaal van een man die houvast zocht bij jihadisten, maar daarna eigenhandig aanslagen op het Westen voorkwam en de CIA op het spoor bracht van de gevaarlijkste terroristen op aarde. Met gevaar voor eigen leven zette Morten Storm zich in voor de internationale strijd tegen het terrorisme. Lees zijn verhaal.
And then there was one... When psychologist Damian Steele killed off the nasty half of his dual-personality patient, he never expected that the 'widow' would file a wrongful-death suit. Nor did he expect that a breathtaking beauty would be his saving grace.
Attorney Kay Kellogg had handled some unusual civil cases at Justice Inc., but Damian's was definitely setting a new precedent. So, too, were her feelings for the darkly mysterious and sinfully sexy psychologist - the 'beast' who kept far too many secrets. As the sensational trial unfolded, Kay found herself fighting not just for justice but for her sanity. For Damian's secrets were the kind that stalked the mind as well as the heart.
In Conflicting Commitments, Shannon Gleeson goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, yet this principle clashes with increasingly restrictive immigration laws and creates a confusing bureaucratic terrain for local policymakers and labor advocates. Gleeson examines this issue in two of the largest immigrant gateways in the country: San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas. Conflicting Commitments reveals two cities with very different approaches to addressing the exploitation of immigrant workers--both involving the strategic coordination of a range of bureaucratic brokers, but in strikingly different ways. Drawing on the real life accounts of ordinary workers, federal, state, and local government officials, community organizers, and consular staff, Gleeson argues that local political contexts matter for protecting undocumented workers in particular. Providing a rich description of the bureaucratic minefields of labor law, and the explosive politics of immigrant rights, Gleeson shows how the ons learned from San Jose and Houston can inform models for upholding labor and human rights in the United States.
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