Cross and Burn

(Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 8)

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405523123

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9932

Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target. This is a killer like no other, hell-bent on inflicting the most severe and grotesque punishment on his prey. As the case becomes ever-more complex and boundaries begin to blur, Tony and Carol must work together once more to try and save the victims, and themselves. Breathless, gripping and thrilling -- the Queen of the Psychological Thriller is back with her most spine-chilling novel to date. The perfect introduction to the unforgettable world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.

Egyptian Tales and Legends

Ancient, Christian, Muslim

Author: E.A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148602

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 3383

Treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of Muslims who succeeded Copts.

Media Law and Ethics,, Third Edition

Author: Roy L. Moore,Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135610061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 816

View: 4503

The third edition of Media Law and Ethics features a complete updating of all major U.S. Supreme Court cases and lower court decisions through 1998; more discussion throughout the book on media ethics and the role of ethics in media law; and an updated appendix that now features a copy of the U.S. Constitution, new sample copyright and trademark registration forms, and the current versions of major media codes of ethics, including the new code of the Society of Professional Journalists. Extensively updated and expanded chapters provide: *more detailed explanations of the legal system, the judicial process, and the relationship between media ethics and media law; *new cases in this developing area of the law that has attracted renewed attention from the U.S. Supreme Court; *the new Telecommunications Act and the Communications Decency Act; *a discussion of telecommunications and the Internet; *new developments in access to courts, records, and meetings such as recent court decisions and statutory changes; and *more information about trademark and trade secret laws and recent changes in copyright laws, as well as major court decisions on intellectual property. The book has also been updated to include new developments in obscenity and indecency laws, such as the Communications Decency Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reno vs. ACLU. In addition, the instructor's manual includes a listing of electronic sources of information about media law, sample exams, and a sample syllabus.

Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

Principles, Practice And New Developments

Author: Martin J. L. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540221906

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 313

View: 4927

"This completely revised and updated edition of Rocket and Spacecraft propulsion is a practical, hands-on book dealing with the newest applications and systems used in rocket and spacecraft propulsion. Written from the perspective of the user rather than the theorist, it discusses the range of launch vehicles in use throughout the world, and includes the very latest details of some of the advanced propulsion systems currently being developed." "Drawing on his wide experience of both designing and building hardware and teaching the fundamentals of rocket propulsion to undergraduate students, the author has produced a work that is particularly accessible to those without a formal engineering background who are studying or working in the space industry."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Alle Rache will Ewigkeit

Kriminalroman

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426411873

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 5096

Die Profilerin Charlie Flint bekommt unerwartet Post, ein Päckchen mit Zeitungsausschnitten über einen brutalen Mord an ihrem alten College in Oxford. Dort ist auf einer Hochzeitsfeier der Bräutigam erschlagen worden. Während die Gäste sich den Champagner schmecken ließen, hat man seine blutüberströmte Leiche in den nahen Fluss geworfen. Charlie weiß nicht, wer der Absender ist, doch das Verbrechen will ihr einfach nicht aus dem Kopf gehen. Weil sie gerade vom Dienst suspendiert worden ist, hat sie genug Zeit für Nachforschungen in Oxford. Je mehr sie in die geschlossene Welt der Universität eindringt, desto unbegreiflicher wird die Tat. Und jeder ihrer Schritte könnte einer zu viel sein ...

Ein Ort für die Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342641497X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 349

Winter 1963. An einem frostigen Dezembertag verschwindet ein dreizehnjähriges Mädchen spurlos aus dem abgeschiedenen Dorf Scardale in Derbyshire: Ahson Carter, die Stieftochter des Gutsherrn. Der junge Inspector George Bennett erhofft sich den ersten spektakulären Ermittlungserfolg seiner Laufbahn. Doch im Dorf Scardale, wo die Zeit stehengeblieben zu sein scheint, herrscht Mißtrauen - und tiefes Schweigen. Von Stunde zu Stunde, von Woche zu Woche mehren sich die Zeichen, daß Alison brutal ermordet wurde. Doch erst nach Monaten hartnäckigen Suchens und einem aufwühlenden Prozeß wird George Bennett den Fall zu den Akten legen - mit mehr offenen Fragen auf der Seele, als ihm lieb ist. Jahrzehnte später, im Jahre 1998, entschließt sich die junge Journalistin Catherine Heathcote, die Geschichte des berühmten "Mordfalls ohne Leiche" in einem Buch aufzuzeichnen. Kaum aber hat sie ihr Manuskript abgeschlossen, geschieht etwas völlig Unerwartetes: George Bennett verbietet die Veröffentlichung. Catherine wird von jetzt an selbst ermitteln und auf eine Wahrheit stoßen, die zerstörerisch ist - eine Wahrheit, die Leben vernichten oder aber retten kann. Die Entscheidung hegt bei ihr... Val McDermid, die zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Autorinnen von Spannungsliteratur zählt, stellt in ihrem atemberaubenden Roman die Gesetze des Kriminalgenres auf den Kopf. In zwei Akten erzählt sie die Geschichte einer tragischen Täuschung - und treibt dabei das raffinierteste Spiel mit der Leichtgläubigkeit der Leser.

Constitutional Debate in Action

Civil Rights and Liberties

Author: H. L. Pohlman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742574946

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3917

Taking into account the political and intellectual forces that shape Supreme Court decisions, Constitutional Debate in Action examines how and why the United States Constitution continues to grow and adapt to human wants, passions, and values. Not your traditional constitutional-law textbook, this three volume set views the Constitution as an institutionalized form of debate by which people press their political demands and arguments upon the Supreme Court. Each volume examines in depth five landmark decisions. Governmental Powers covers: The Power of Judicial Review, The Commerce Power, The War Power, Presidential Emergency Powers, and Executive Privilege.

Walking the Cheviots

Classic Circular Routes

Author: Edward Baker

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850584889

Category: Cheviot Hills (England and Scotland)

Page: 200

View: 2598

The walks in this book provide an excellent introduction to the Cheviots, for weekend family walkers and experienced hill walkers. Each route contains details of the natural history, geology and archaeology of the area within the descriptive text.

Remembering Jim Crow

African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South

Author: William Henry Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587624

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5109

Published in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South is the "viscerally powerful... compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era" (Publisher's Weekly). Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents for the first time the most extensive oral history ever compiled of African American life under segregation. Men and women from all walks of life tell how their most ordinary activities were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. Yet Remembering Jim Crow is also a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system--raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. The result is a powerful story of individual and community survival. Praise for Remembering Jim Crow "A 'landmark book.'" —Publisher's Weekly, "The Year in Books" "This is not just an oral history for the South, but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come." —Kansas City Star

Cross and Scepter

The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Author: Sverre Bagge

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140085010X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3004

Christianity and European-style monarchy—the cross and the scepter—were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia's leading medieval historian. Sverre Bagge shows how the rise of the three kingdoms not only changed the face of Scandinavia, but also helped make the territorial state the standard political unit in Western Europe. He describes Scandinavia’s momentous conversion to Christianity and the creation of church and monarchy there, and traces how these events transformed Scandinavian law and justice, military and administrative organization, social structure, political culture, and the division of power among the king, aristocracy, and common people. Bagge sheds important new light on the reception of Christianity and European learning in Scandinavia, and on Scandinavian history writing, philosophy, political thought, and courtly culture. He looks at the reception of European impulses and their adaptation to Scandinavian conditions, and examines the relationship of the three kingdoms to each other and the rest of Europe, paying special attention to the inter-Scandinavian unions and their consequences for the concept of government and the division of power. Cross and Scepter provides an essential introduction to Scandinavian medieval history for scholars and general readers alike, offering vital new insights into state formation and cultural change in Europe.

Rachgier

Ein Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342645033X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8146

Fall Nr. 10 für Val McDermids berühmtes Ermittler-Duo: Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill jagen den "Wedding Killer" Eine verkohlte Leiche in einem ausgebrannten Auto – das ist alles, was von der unauffälligen Büroangestellten Kathryn McCormick übrig ist. Erst vor kurzem hatte sie auf einer Hochzeit einen attraktiven Mann kennengelernt und auf neues Glück nach einer herben Enttäuschung gehofft. DCI Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill versuchen den Mann ausfindig zu machen, müssen aber feststellen, dass keiner der anderen Hochzeitsgäste ihn kannte. Eine weitere Frauenleiche bestätigt Carols furchtbaren Verdacht: Ein ebenso raffinierter wie perfider Serienkiller macht sich die Einsamkeit seiner Opfer zunutze. "Grausig und großartig, das Werk einer meisterhaften Krimiautorin." The Scotsman, Edinburgh

White Robes and Burning Crosses

A History of the Ku Klux Klan from 1866

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 7459

With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.

Turn and Burn

Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598700

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5001

Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less of a success, and she’s feeling adrift. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be. Until she meets her match in a wild, wild cowboy Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. And there’s something between them, but she claims she’s been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. How can Fletch prove that he’s in it for the long haul, and that their sizzling relationship is better than winning any rodeo medal? It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince Tanna that Muddy Gap is where she belongs.

Early Yorkshire Schools

Author: Arthur Francis Leach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108058590

Category: Education

Page: 558

View: 2056

Published for the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in 1903, this second volume of a two-volume survey sets out to collect and put into historical context the extant documentation relating to the foundation and early history of seven Yorkshire schools: Pontefract, Howden, Northallerton, Acaster, Rotherham, Giggleswick and Sedbergh. Although none is as ancient as the three cathedral schools surveyed in the first volume, the documentation - the earliest of which is typically in Latin, while later documents tend to be in English - extends from 1139 and the founding of Pontefract Grammar, takes in Rotherham College from its foundation in 1483, and includes a full record of Sedbergh School, from its genesis in the 1520s through its re-establishment in 1551 and up to the end of the seventeenth century. Arthur Francis Leach (1851-1915), dubbed 'the father of the history of education in England', provides an introductory narrative to accompany these primary sources.

H wie Habicht

Author: Helen Macdonald

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371147X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7420

Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

Bannockburn

The Battle for a Nation

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857907999

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4000

Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English were routed. Edward II fled to Dunbar and took ship for home, and only one English unit escaped from Scotland intact. The emphatic defeat of much larger English force was the moment that enabled Scotland to remain independent and pursue a different destiny. This book follows in detail the events of those two days that changed history. In addition to setting the battle within its historical and political context Alistair Moffat captures all the fear, heroism, confusion and desperation of the fighting itself as he describes the tactics and manoeuvres that led to Scottish victory. The result is a very human picture of Bannockburn that recreates the experience not only of the leaders - Edward II and Robert the Bruce - but the ordinary men who fought to the death on both sides.

A Year at the Supreme Court

Author: Neal Devins,Davison M. Douglas

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822385953

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 5377

The United States Supreme Court’s 2002–03 term confounded Court watchers. The same Rehnquist Court that many had seen as solidly conservative and unduly activist—the Court that helped decide the 2000 presidential election and struck down thirty-one federal statutes since 1995—issued a set of surprising, watershed rulings. In a term filled with important and unpredictable decisions, it upheld affirmative action, invalidated a same-sex sodomy statute, and reversed a death sentence due to ineffective assistance of counsel. With essays focused on individual Justices, Court practices, and some of last year’s most important rulings, this volume explores the meaning and significance of the Court’s 2002–03 term. Seasoned Supreme Court advocates and journalists from The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Journal, Slate, and Legal Times grapple with questions about the Rehnquist Court’s identity and the Supreme Court’s role in the political life of the country. Some essays consider the role of “swing” Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy within a Court that divides 5–4 more than any other group of Justices in the nation’s history. Others examine the political reaction to and legal context of the Court’s Lawrence v. Texas decision declaring a Texas law criminalizing homosexual sodomy unconstitutional. Contributors analyze the Court’s rulings on affirmative action and reassess its commitment to states’ rights. Considering the Court’s practices, one advocate explores the use and utility of amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” briefs, while another reflects on indications of an increased openness by the Court to public scrutiny. Two advocates who argued cases before the Court—one related to hate speech and the other to a “three strikes and you’re out” criminal statute—offer vivid accounts of their experiences. Intended for general readers, A Year at the Supreme Court is for all those who want to understand the Rehnquist Court and its momentous 2002–03 term. Contributors Erwin Chemerinsky Neal Devins Davison M. Douglas David J. Garrow Dahlia Lithwick Tony Mauro Carter Phillips Ramesh Ponnuru Jeffrey Rosen David G. Savage Rodney A. Smolla Stuart Taylor Jr.

Der Sinn des Todes

Kriminalroman

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426444984

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3449

Der dreißigste Kriminalroman der britischen Bestseller-Autorin: Val McDermid auf der Höhe ihrer Kunst! Ein betrunkener Siebzehnjähriger rast nachts mit einem gestohlenen Auto durch Dundee. Für seine drei Kumpels endet die Fahrt tödlich. Der Hooligan überlebt – im Koma, für immer schwer gezeichnet. Überraschend fördert ein Routine-DNA-Test eine Verbindung zu einem zwanzig Jahre zurückliegenden, ungelösten Mordfall zutage. Wie kann das sein? Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie von Police Scotland ist sehr erfolgreich darin, verzwickte alte Fälle aufzuklären. Doch schnell stellt sich heraus, dass der Fall mindestens so viele Windungen hat wie die DNA-Helix. Zeitgleich wird Karen in einen anderen, ähnlich weit zurückliegenden Fall verwickelt, in dem sie eigentlich gar nicht ermitteln dürfte. Aber ihr Sinn für Gerechtigkeit lässt ihr keine andere Wahl... "Welche Superlative sind noch übrig, um das Phänomen der vielfach preisgekrönten Val McDermid zu beschreiben?" Daily Mail