Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.
1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
Lara Jeans Liebesleben verlief bisher eher unauffällig. Nicht, dass es ihr an Herz oder Fantasie mangelte. Im Gegenteil, Liebeskummer hatte sie schon oft, und unsterblich verliebt war sie auch schon. Einmal sogar in den Freund ihrer großen Schwester. Klar, dass sie das keinem anvertrauen kann. Außer ihrer Hutschachtel. Denn um sich ihrer Gefühle klar zu werden, schreibt Lara Jean jedes Mal einen Abschieds-Liebesbrief, in dem sie so richtig ihr Herz ausschüttet, und legt ihn dort hinein. Diese fünf Briefe sind ein streng gehütetes Geheimnis. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem auf mysteriöse Weise jeder Brief seinen Empfänger erreicht und Lara Jeans rein imaginäres Liebesleben völlig außer Kontrolle gerät ...
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school? So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades. One Saturday, the boy doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that the world can surprise us at any age, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find ourselves again. “Readers won’t be able to resist falling for Ona … The conclusion will leave them smiling through their tears.”—Shelf Awareness “Poignant … There is much to enjoy in this heartfelt tale of love, loss, and friendship.”—Express “A must-read book … Whimsical and bittersweet.”—Good Housekeeping
Author: Monica Wood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Here is the book that every boy, young and old, has been waiting for. Learn how to ride waves, skateboard, make giant cookies, whistle, shuffle cards, talk like a pirate, train a goldfish, play the didgeridoo and much, much more. The Book For Boys is bound to banish boredom and help boys become the best at everything.
How to be the Best at Everything
Author: Guy MacDonald
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Frederic Iremonger
When the high-spirited Lady Jane Stanhope finds herself facing a marriage ordered by her father, she flees home, disguises herself as "Plain Jane" and lands a governess position to the ward of the reclusive Marquess of Saybrook. Winning the love of the shy little ward is easy. Sparking arguments between herself and the mysterious Saybrook is delightful fun. But both are putting her heart in danger. Now she's caught between desire and her deception, for the most a titled lord can offer to a mere governess is ruin. AWARDS: Best Regency of the Year, nominee - RT magazine, 1998 REVIEWS: "...a finely wrought love story featuring an irresistible pair of lovers who will melt every reader's heart." ~RT magazine LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order Code of Honor The Hired Hero A Stroke of Luck Pistols at Dawn SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake
Author: Andrea Pickens
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.
Author: David Walliams
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This is the first of a series of three books of motivational talks for boys, “Boy Zone 1”. Originally commissioned by the Boy’s Brigade in New Zealand, these books have already been widely used and are now fully up-dated and available internationally in ebook formats. The book includes thirty short talks, each one begins with a visual aid followed by an illustration and application and a bible passage. Further information and follow up ideas are also provided. The themes and topics of the talks are contemporary for boys in our world today while being based on bible passages from Daniel, Psalms, Mark and Galatians. From hamburgers to chocolate, sports to computers, these punchy, relevant, motivational and inspirational talks are full of appeal for boys. For the leaders preparing and using these talks, there is minimal preparation required and they make a great start to a group gathering. While written specifically for wider group settings, these motivational talks could also be used in family devotions.
Motivational Talks for Boys
Author: Caroline Bindon
Publisher: Kereru Publishing Limited
From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the addictive Keatyn Chronicles® series. Discover a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters, suspense, and a glittering celebrity world. Fans of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and reality TV shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians will devour this pulse-pounding, sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of Hollywood and an East Coast boarding school. Keatyn’s crazy life comes together in one perfect script in this special edition set containing all seven books in the series. Keatyn has a life most girls would dream of. She's the daughter of America's favorite actress. Has a closet full of designer clothes. A Malibu beach house. The hottest boyfriend at school. But the girl who seems to have everything isn’t happy with the direction of her life, so she makes a wish on the moon. Follow Keatyn on her journey of discovering what's really important in life and love in this modern-day epic fairytale. Because, sometimes, wishes do come true. "With laugh out loud moments and swoon-worthy guys, The Keatyn Chronicles is a fun, sexy, and addictive series that you won't be able to put down and will never want to end." -USA Today Bestselling Author, J. Sterling.
Author: Jillian Dodd
Publisher: Jillian Dodd Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
(Book). A half-century after their first single release, "Surfin'," the Beach Boys continue to define California popular culture and the sunshine-infused sound that will forever be its living soundtrack. But beyond innocent harmonies touting the delights of catching waves and cruising to the drive-in, the Beach Boys are responsible for some of the most sophisticated pop/rock music ever made. Brian Wilson's acclaimed production, the 1966 LP Pet Sounds , was both a creative triumph that inspired The Beatles' best work, and a commercial disappointment that was widely misunderstood by the band's U.S. fans. The Beach Boys followed that with perhaps the greatest three-minute rock single ever, "Good Vibrations," which wowed the critics, was a worldwide number one hit, and ushered Brian Wilson down the path of substance abuse and mental illness. Brian then leapt into the abstract madness of Smile , his epic psychedelic masterpiece that was ultimately scrapped in a 1967 sea of paranoia that nearly drowned the Beach Boys as an act. As the 1970s dawned, the endless summer of nostalgia designated the Beach Boys as its favorite sons. They recorded a critically lauded string of albums even while coping with the knowledge that their creative leader, Brian Wilson, had become a semipermanent recluse and a casualty of his own excess. Still, the Beach Boys continued through controversy, conflict, and death, rising again and again to find more popularity and more commercial peaks into the 1980s and beyond. As the new millennium unfolds, the Beach Boys are still here and continue to be a popular concert attraction and one of rock's most compelling and important stories. In The Beach Boys FAQ , Jon Stebbins explains how the band impacted music and pop culture. This entertaining, fast-moving tome is accompanied by dozens of rare images, making this volume a must-have for fans.
All That's Left to Know About America's Band
Author: Jon Stebbins
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Using a wide array of sources including long-closed court martial records, psychiatric and personnel files, unit war diaries, films, and oral histories Paul Jackson relates the struggle of queer servicemen of all ranks and branches of the Canadian military to fit in to avoid losing their careers and reputations. He argues that even though homosexual men were often accepted and popular within their units, if they were accused of homosexual behaviour, they were subjected to psychiatric assessments, courts-martial proceedings, prison terms, and dishonourable discharges. An influential and eye-opening study, the author has updated this critically acclaimed work with a new preface that considers depictions of soldiers serving in the war in Afghanistan and the continued silence about homosexual servicemen and women.
Homosexuality in the Military During World War II
Author: Paul Jackson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
A Compendium of All the Sports and Recreations of Youth
Author: J. L. Williams
Finding Home Series: Cry of the West: Hallie Rescue on the Rio: Lilah Missouri Challenge: Daisy Recently widowed Hallie Wells is facing hard times. The sudden demise of her husband after selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, has left her stranded with an eight year old son. Dare she ask Cooper Jerome, recently returned from the War of the States, if he would put his life on hold for, say, five months to drive her wagon; and that doesn't include his return trip. At this point, she's out of options. Cooper Jerome's life has been anything but easy. Guilt from his part in the War of the States and failures from his life before the war, plague is conscience. When Mrs. Wells asks him to drive her oxen to Oregon, his first inclination is to decline. However, one look at her boy, who reminds him of another boy, pulls on his heart string until his only option is to help the widow make the several months crossing. Will this journey becomes his catalyst for change?
Author: Verna Clay
Publisher: M.O.I. Publishing