London 1888, eine Stadt im Aufbruch: Während in den Gassen von Whitechapel das Laster blüht, träumt die 17-jährige Fiona von einer besseren Zukunft. Als Packerin in einer Teefabrik beweist die junge Irin ihr Gespür für die köstlichsten Sorten und exotischsten Mischungen. Doch dann muss Fiona ihren Verlobten Joe verlassen und sich im New York der Jahrhundertwende eine Existenz aufbauen... Spannend und voller Sinnlichkeit erzählt dieser Roman die Geschichte der Fiona Finnegan und einer großen Liebe zwischen Sühne, Mut und Leidenschaft.
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Piper Verlag
On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. "A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews
A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
Author: Scott Zesch
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Der junge Eulerich Soren ist fasziniert von den Geschichten seines Vaters über die Wächter von Ga'Hoole. Die geflügelten Krieger zogen einst in eine gewaltige Schlacht, um ihr Volk vor einer Schreckensherrschaft der "reinen" Schleiereulen zu bewahren. Als Soren und sein Bruder Kludd aus dem Nest direkt in die Klauen der Reinsten fallen, wagt Soren mit seinen neu gewonnenen Freunden die tollkühne Flucht - der Beginn eines wahrhaft fantastischen Abenteuers. Die ersten 3 Bände "Die Entführung", "Die Wanderschaft" und "Die Rettung" aus der mitreißenden Erfolgsserie DIE LEGENDE DER WÄCHTER" von Kathryn Lasky endlich in einem E-Book!
Die Entführung / Die Wanderschaft / Die Rettung
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For years, America has been plagued by slow economic growth and increasing inequality. Yet economists have long taught that there is a tradeoff between equity and efficiency-that is, between making a bigger pie and dividing it more fairly. That is why our current predicament is so puzzling: today, we are faced with both a stagnating economy and sky-high inequality. In The Captured Economy , Brink Lindsey and Steven M. Teles identify a common factor behind these twin ills: breakdowns in democratic governance that allow wealthy special interests to capture the policymaking process for their own benefit. They document the proliferation of regressive regulations that redistribute wealth and income up the economic scale while stifling entrepreneurship and innovation. When the state entrenches privilege by subverting market competition, the tradeoff between equity and efficiency no longer holds. Over the past four decades, new regulatory barriers have worked to shield the powerful from the rigors of competition, thereby inflating their incomes-sometimes to an extravagant degree. Lindsey and Teles detail four of the most important cases: subsidies for the financial sector's excessive risk taking, overprotection of copyrights and patents, favoritism toward incumbent businesses through occupational licensing schemes, and the NIMBY-led escalation of land use controls that drive up rents for everyone else. Freeing the economy from regressive regulatory capture will be difficult. Lindsey and Teles are realistic about the chances for reform, but they offer a set of promising strategies to improve democratic deliberation and open pathways for meaningful policy change. An original and counterintuitive interpretation of the forces driving inequality and stagnation, The Captured Economy will be necessary reading for anyone concerned about America's mounting economic problems and the social tensions they are sparking.
How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality
Author: Brink Lindsey,Steven Teles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
The book series Studies in the History of German Literature covers the whole spectrum of research into German literary history and comprises monographs and collected volumes on individual epochs from the close of the Middle Ages up to the present day. It presents contributions explicating central concepts from literary history and on individual authors and works.
Heidegger and the "Nachtwachen von Bonaventura"
Author: Kenneth M. Ralston
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
River Heights is the site of a major international chess tournament. Two of the best young players in the world—Greta van Leeuwen and Donna Winston—are set to face off in a battle of wits and nerves. But as Nancy soon discovers, the action isn’t just on the game board. First, someone deliberately ruins the opening ceremony. Then Greta’s sister mysteriously disappears! Greta must win if she wants to see her sister alive again, and as the tournament progresses, the tension builds. The kidnapper is a grand master of menace and deception, and it’s up to Nancy to make all the right moves in this deadly game.
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
CHILDREN'S BOOKS/AGES 9-12
Author: Judith Hollands
Publisher: Minstrel Books
Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.
Und was wir dagegen tun können
Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
Category: Political Science
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise", "The Beautiful and Damned", "The Great Gatsby" (his most famous), and "Tender Is the Night". A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon", was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair. Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", was the basis for a 2008 film. "Tender Is the Night" was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. "The Beautiful and Damned" was filmed in 1922 and 2010. "The Great Gatsby" has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years: 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald's own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in "Beloved Infidel".
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: BoD E-Short
A story about a few American airmen who served in Europe during WWII. The stories are narrated by a few of the airmen and recount missions over enemy territory, encounters with enemy fighters, crash landings, and bail outs from burning planes.
American Prisoners of War in Germany, 1944-1945
Author: Erik Dyreborg
Every moment it seeks to slip from the mind’s nook Fresh poetic meaning is a gazelle to be captured The Captured Gazelle is an elegant and lucent translation of the poems of the seventeenth-century Persian poet Mulla Tahir Ghani, better known as Ghani Kashmiri. Eulogized by poets such as Mir and Iqbal, Ghani is an outstanding representative of sabk-e-Hindi or the ‘Indian style’ in Persian poetry, which became a hallmark of the Mughal–Safavid literary culture. The introduction situates Ghani against his unique background in which Iranian and Indian poetic cultures came together to create a glorious literary age in Kashmir, while the translations capture Ghani in his wide spectrum of moods—satirical, playful, self-pitying, pessimistic, mystically resigned—bringing alive his wit and ingenuity in a modern idiom without losing hold on the tone.
The Poems of Ghani Kashmiri
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Indu Prakash Singh
Publisher: South Asia Books
Category: Social Science
the child and childhood in nineteenth-century women's writing in England
Author: Penny Brown
Category: Children in literature
Based on doctoral dissertation ""Habits in the classroom: A court case regarding Catholic sisters in New Mexico," Princeton (2008).
Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico
Author: Kathleen Holscher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Mr. William A. Stone, from the Committee on the Judiciary, Submitted the Following Report as the Views of the Minority
The Story of the Nazi-Soviet Documents
Author: Bernard Newman