Follows the efforts of Dragon Reborn Rand al'Thor to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances to prepare for battle against the Shadow.
Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time
Author: Robert Jordan,Brandon Sanderson
In the final volume of the six-volume series The Second World War, the tide of war has turned in the Allies' favor--and Japan's surrender is imminent. Even so, the Allies find themselves powerless to halt the advance of Russia and lay the groundwork for lasting peace--and Churchill himself is seeing his time of leadership come to a close. In this book, Churchill provides us a glimpse not only of his own political diminishment at the end of the war, but of his predictions on the state of relations between Russia and the West--later fulfilled by the advent of the Cold War. Churchill's definitive history of World War II is extraordinary--both for the breadth and depth of its historical scope and the personal perspective of its writer, a man who not only lived in these times, but shaped them.
The Second World War
Author: Winston S. Churchill
The step-by-step decline into war, with Churchill becoming prime minister as "the tocsin was about to sound."
Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The first volume of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoirs as a statesman and leader during World War II, The Gathering Storm begins with his thoughts on World War I--and how its ending laid the foundations for the next global conflict. As a military and political leader during both wars, Churchill was well placed to give readers a behind-the-scenes tour of history as it was being created, by a man who had a definitive part in shaping it. The volume continues with contemporary letters and memoranda from the British government documenting the country's terrifying descent into war. As Prime Minister during World War II, Churchill possessed a unique understanding of these documents' connection to historical events--and guides the reader through them with vivid narrative skill.
The Second World War
Author: Winston S. Churchill
When four middle schoolers discover that they can transform into mythological animals, they become part of a powerful, hidden world—the world of Changers—in this wild new urban fantasy series. Mack, Fiona, Darren, and Gabriella aren’t exactly friends at their middle school—in fact, they couldn’t have anything less in common. But when they start developing powers, including the ability to transform into mythological animals, they find out that they are Changers, a magical line of shapeshifters that history has forgotten. But there’s little time for questions. A powerful warlock is racing toward their town, destroying everything in his wake. Can Mack, Fiona, Darren, and Gabriella harness their newfound powers in time to save their home? Can they even stop arguing before the last bell?
Author: H. K. Varian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The term 'the phony war' is often applied to the first months of the Second World War, a term suggesting inaction or passivity. That may have been the perception of the war on land, but at sea it was very different. This new book is a superb survey of the fierce naval struggles, from 1939 up to the invasion of the Norway in April 1940.??The author begins the book with the sinking of the German fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919 and then covers the rebuilding of the Kriegsmarine and parallel developments in the Royal Navy, and summarises relevant advances in European navies. The main part of the book then describes the actions at sea starting with the fall of Poland. There is a complex, intertwined narrative that follows. The sinking of Courageous, the German mining of the British East Coast, the Northern Patrol, the sinking of Rawalpindi, small ship operations in the North Sea and German Bight, the Altmark incident are all covered. Further afield the author deals with the German surface raiders and looks at the early stages of the submarine war in the Atlantic.??As with his previous books, Geirr Haarr has researched extensively in German, British, and other archives, and the work is intended to paint a balanced and detailed picture of this significant period of the war when the opposing naval forces were adapting to a form of naval warfare quite different to that experienced in WWI.
The Naval War in Northern Europe September 1939 - April 1940
Author: Geirr H. Haarr
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. In the Prologue to The Gathering Storm, the first volume of the last trilogy of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time epic, Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward---wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders---his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself. As with the previous three titles in the Wheel of Time series, this prologue from Robert Jordan's The Gathering Storm, completed by Brandon Sanderson, is available for sale before the book's official release date (October 27, 2009). At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Prologue to the Gathering Storm
Author: Robert Jordan,Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tor Books
Throughout his esteemed career, Storm Thorgerson revolutionized the art of the album cover. For nearly five decades, Thorgerson designed covers for some of the most famous rock-and-roll bands in the world, including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Genesis, the Cranberries, Styx, and many more. His designs transitioned the art form into a new era, one that strayed from simple photos of the artist and focused instead on images that reflected the music. Using an extraordinary coupling of the exotic, the extravagant, and the improvised, Thorgerson conveyed a sense of magic and wonder in each of his distinctive album covers. The Gathering Storm: A Quartet in Several Parts exhibits over 100 of Thorgerson’s many conceptual masterpieces--including his acclaimed covers for Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, Led Zepplin’s Houses of the Holy and In Through the Out Door, and his more recent work for Muse’s Absolution. Complete with Thorgenson’s personal commentary, this unique book is an un-replicable gem that will thrill fans of art, photography, and music alike.
A Quartet in Several Parts
Author: Storm Thorgerson
The slow awakening of the people of Bulembe to the true meaning of 'independence' encapsulated in the parallel stories of the Kamuyuga family, who shed their old identity and turn into the wealth-grabbing 'Alkarims', and the Lubele family, who remain exploited peasants. But do the people remain forever caught under the burdens of the past, blinded by the skin-deep 'changes' to the present? This is revealed through the eyes of Simon Lubele, son of Bulembe dedicated to real change. Hamza Sokko renders the tranquil beauty of the Anyalungu plateau on which Bulembe lies, deep-rooted customs of its peasants, the crushing twin burdens of static African tradition and oppressive colonial machinery with poignancy and quiet insight.
Author: Hamza Sokko
Publisher: African Books Collective
In 2005 the National Academies released Rising Above the Gathering Storm, a book focused on the ability of all Americans to compete for quality jobs in the evolving global economy. Rising Above the Gathering Storm concluded that a primary driver of the future economy and concomitant creation of jobs in the 21st century will be innovation, largely derived from advances in science and engineering. It proposed four overarching recommendations, underpinned by 20 specific implementing actions. The America COMPETES Act approved many of the recommendations set forth in Rising Above the Gathering Storm. In 2010, the National Academies released Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited, an updated volume that outlines the work of the government and the private sector in the past five years. This volume also presents a series of thought-provoking factoids about the state of science and innovation in America. It asserts that the 20 actions previously endorsed should be fully implemented. This report is a condensed version of Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited.
Rapidly Approaching Category 5: Condensed Version
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Political Science
The purpose of this book is to signal the warning that a gathering storm is on the horizon. Events are leading us closer to the prophesied apostasy and the rapture of the church. In the growing darkened social and spiritual climate, Christians may face a deepening isolation and an outright denial of the opportunity to witness the saving grace of Christ Jesus. Churches may also begin to feel a sharp curtailment of ministry, especially in speaking against the moral evils of the culture. Not all of the chapters in this book are warning chapters, but together they are meant to lay out a mosaic of things to come. Some of those things have to do with what is taking place in the world, but other issues also point to drastic changes within the larger Evangelical culture. 1. Sixteen outstanding authors and scholars have come together to warn Christians that the storm prophesied in Scripture is on the horizon. 2. The majority of Evangelical seminaries are shifting away from the teaching of prophetic truth. Learn why in this book. 3. Why are truths like the rapture, the tribulation, and the kingdom reign of Christ being denied? This book is written to tell you. 4. In the growing denial of Bible prophecy, what can we expect next? As the November election of 2004 neared, America awakened and found itself split down the middle between two ideologies, between liberal and conservative, but more, between moral Christian values, and between humanistic and secular values. Never before has the nation been so divided in such a deep and devious way. Events that unfold and transpire past 2004 will tell us just how deep the split is in the psyche of the nation. But while America is coming to terms with a liberal agenda that is without doubt destructive, in Europe and Asia there is no division because Christian mores have nothing to do with what is taking place in those cultural and religious climates. Europe long ago repudiated the spiritual heritage left over from the Reformation. And it can be fair to say that the tombstone is about to be placed over the Christian influences that have so led this nation in the past. The changes are now coming so fast spiritually and morally that the entire social fabric of the country is about to tear and fragment. Here are some examples: l In 1993 63% of Americans claimed to be Protestant, but unfortunately in that survey, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses were included in the count. In 2002 the number saying they are Protestant Christians had dropped to 52%. Within a few years Protestants will be a minority in America! l In 2003 14% percent of Americans claimed to have no religion. l Up to 1993 Protestant denominations retained 90% of their congregants. The number now is 80%. It is admitted that because the mainline denominations are turning so quickly to liberalism, they are shrinking rapidly and may soon disappear altogether. The signs that the nation, and the world, is rapidly moving quickly to social and moral humanism are seen in the issues listed below on which Christian values no longer have an influence: Abortion Stem-cell research using aborted baby tissue Homosexual agendas Same-sex marriage Galloping socialism Euthanasia While some argue that these issues are simply social shifts that will not sap the strength of the western nations, such rapid changes point to an outright repudiation of biblical morality. Then there is the Middle East and Israel. Evangelicals who hold strongly to what the Bible teaches about the end times, see prophetic patterns in the establishment of the nation of Israel along with the return of the Jewish people to the promised land, and the rise of militant Islam. The Middle East is a powder keg that could explode and draw into that area the entire world. Changes in Europe also point to prophetic signposts. Europe is now virtually a united one nation! It now uses a Euro-dollar, and has a sitting parliament with an elected president. It also is rapidly moving to a total economic inter-dependence. Many of these changes point clearly to the prophesied one-world government that will dominate the globe during the great seven-year tribulation period. I have assembled some close friends and outstanding spiritual scholars to write about the deepening moral darkness looming on the horizon of our world. I trust that what they have written will help believers in Christ to understand the times we live in, but too, to become more diligent about sharing the good news of salvation found only in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Understanding Prophecy in Critical Times
Author: Mal Couch
Publisher: Carpenters Son Pub
A modern-day mage and consultant to the Chicago police, wizard Harry Dresden finds his stale life suddenly enlivened when he is called to share his expertise in the investigation into a grisly double murder, a crime that reveals the presence of a rival who practices the darkest of black arts, in a graphic-novel adaptation of the best-selling novel.
Author: Jim Butcher
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
As Nazi forces tighten the noose, Loralei Kepler, daughter of a missionary family, flees Brussels ahead of the Blitzkrieg. But is any place safe from Adolf Hitler's evil grasp? Loralei’s harrowing flight leads her into the arms of needy child refugees who have sacrificed everything in exchange for their lives, and toward a mysterious figure who closely guards an age-old secret. Explore the romance, the passion, and the danger of the most anticipated series of the last twenty years. Born from the bestselling Zion Covenant and Zion Chronicles series, Zion Diaries ventures into the lives of the inspiring and intriguing characters who stood up for what was right, and fought boldly during Hitler’s rise to power and the dark days of World War II. In The Gathering Storm, fans will be treated to a desperate escape, a love ignited, and an ancient secret revealed.
Author: Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
Publisher: Center Point Pub
Voices from the Gathering Storm explains the dramatic change in thinking about the nature and value of the American Union from 1846 to 1861 which impelled citizens from 11 southern states to declare independence and the remaining 22 states to fight the bloodiest war in the nation's history. This reader tells the story of seventeen Northerners and Southerners who lived through the critical fifteen years prior to the Civil War. In their letters and diaries, they describe in their own words what it was like to live during the sectional crisis and the coming of the war. Men like Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis thought deeply about issues of patriotism and states' rights, issues which remain of great importance today. Women and black Americans were also passionate in their beliefs. Harriet Beecher Stowe felt so strongly about slavery that she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Frederick Douglass and Charlotte Forten GrimkE wrote of their abhorrence of slavery and the need to end that 'evil institution.' The lives of Southern women were also affected as they were forced to confront the issue of slavery and the Northern effort to end it. The voices of these men and women are heard in this new volume. At this time the North and South made decisions that resulted in two very different civilizations-the South embraced slavery and states' rights, while the North rejected the expansion of slavery and accepted the idea of an indivisible Union. These pre-Civil War years contain the key to understanding how the war came to be and also enable students to comprehend the modern North and South. Voices from the Gathering Storm is the only text that uses primary sources to illustrate the conflicts that divided the nation before the war. This use of primary sources allows students to enter more deeply into the lives of Northerners and Southerners and to understand and appreciate the way in which they responded to this tense period in American history. The author provides chapter introductions that connect the d"
The Coming of the American Civil War
Author: Glenn M. Linden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: e-artnow sro
Amidst concerns about the world economy, the transparency and understanding of finance coupled with a desire to try to help the world at a time of economic difficulty the concept of "The Gathering Storm" was created by Lee Robinson, a leading equity and credit hedge fund manager. The book has developed rapidly during the summer of 2010, based on a simple format: a series of leading managers and analysts have given their time free of charge to contribute a chapter. Each author then nominates a charity which will receive a portion of the revenues. The Gathering Storm has been published at cost, so all surplus revenues (not merely author royalties) will be donated to the charities which support a broad range of good causes throughout the world. The Gathering Storm was a concept created by Trafalgar Asset Management co-principal Lee Robinson who organised the initial contributors and subsequently enlisted the help of Patrick L Young (trader/advisor and author of "Capital Market Revolution!" "The Promiscuous Investor," "The Exchange Manifesto") to bring the project to fruition. A unique perspective on world economics and markets has been created by a truly remarkable group of individuals who all managed to discern the gathering storm about to hit financial markets before the 'credit crunch' and subsequent market ructions. The contributors are: Lee Robinson James Ferguson John Veals Albert Edwards Thomas Thygesen Lee Quaintance & Paul Brodsky Stephen Lewis Dylan Grice Howard Marks Marc Lasry David Rosenberg Peter Tasker Tom Burnet & Linda Varoli Andrew M Lees John Mauldin Prieur du Plessis Patrick L Young
Author: Lee Robinson,Patrick L. Young
Publisher: Derivatives Vision
Category: Business & Economics