Lawless and political thugs are pushing poison on the street and corrupting City Hall. But a new force emerges when four close, quirky friends step up to save their city, proving that the whole can be far greater than the sum of its parts.
Investigative reporters have been chasing down countless conspiracy theories. When they join forces with our superheroes, the united team closes in on the exploding chaos.
THE LGBT SUPERHEROES! BOOK I is written to read like a fun, farcical movie on the page - full of action, drama, romance, humor, endearing main characters, a cool supporting cast, and engaging story lines. Diversity, acceptance and prejudice weave threads throughout, and the reader is taken on an exhilarating ride.
This cozy action-adventure is written for an accepting audience by an LGBT ally.
You have permission to feel good. Own THE LGBT SUPERHEROES! BOOK I today!
Everyone deserves their very own superheroes.
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From a 5 star review:
This is a cozy, curl up with my coffee, get to know some delicious characters kind of mystery! Didn't know how the author would handle the diversity... he got it! With a light and caring and laughing hand! I could really relax into the story.
Occult Science is Rudolf Steiner's term for the ancient Way of Initiation, and in this book he shows that an objective description of the spiritual experience, (one quite as balanced as the findings of external science), is both possible and attainable. Material scientists pour scorn on the idea of other spiritual worlds, but it is unreasonable to expect that instruments of gross matter will ever detect the highly attenuated spiritual dimensions. Occult scientists consider the human body is the best, perhaps the only, instrument capable to reaching these dimensions.
Microeconomic theory presents, in a systematic way, some of the basic analytical
techniques or "tools of analysis" of economics. As such, it has traditionally been one of
the most important courses in all economics and business curricula and is a requirement in
practically all colleges and universities.
Being highly abstract in nature, microeconomic theory is also one of the most difficult
courses and often becomes a stumbling block for many students. The purpose of this
book is to help overcome this difficulty by approaching microeconomic theory from a
learn-by-doing methodology. While the book is primarily intended as a supplement to all
current standard textbooks in microeconomic theory, the statements of theory and
principles are sufficiently complete to enable its use for independent study as well.
Each chapter begins with a clear statement of theory, principles, or background
information, fully illustrated with examples. This is followed by a set of multiple-choice
review questions with answers. Subsequently, numerous theoretical and numerical problems
are presented with their detailed, step-by-step solutions. These solved problems serve to
illustrate and amplify the theory, to bring into sharp focus those fine points without which
the student continually feels on unsafe ground, and to provide the applications and the
reinforcement so vital to effective learning.
The topics are arranged in the order in which they are usually covered in intermediate
microeconomic theory courses and texts. As far as content, this book contains more material
than is covered in one-semester courses in undergraduate microeconomic theory. Thus, while
directed primarily at undergraduates, it can also provide a useful source of reference for M.A.
students, M.B.A. students and businesspeople. There is no prerequisite for its study other
than a prior course in or some knowledge of elementary economics.
The methodology of this book and much of its content have been tested in ...
The Way of All Flesh traces four generations of the Pontifex family. The story is narrated by Overton, godfather to the central character Ernest. Beginning in the late eighteenth century, story traces Ernest's emergence from previous generations of the Pontifex family. John Pontifex was a carpenter; his son George rises in the world to become a publisher; George's son Theobald, pressed by his father to become a minister, is manipulated into marrying Christina, the daughter of a clergyman; the main character Ernest Pontifex is the eldest son of Theobald and Christina. Ernest has an antagonistic relationship with his hypocritical and domineering parents. His aunt Alethea is aware of this relationship, but dies before she can fulfill her aim of counteracting the parents' malign influence on the boy. However, shortly before her death she secretly passes a small fortune into Overton's keeping, with the agreement that once Ernest is twenty-eight, he can receive it.
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Racial divide in America is getting deeper and deeper every day. The chant of "Black Lives Matter" has gripped the imagination of US citizens more strongly than ever and for better. However, one must always remember that these social eruptions are not accidental. To understand the history behind the collective anger against racism one needs to "follow the color line." e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited and formatted edition to help you in this endeavour. The present book is adjusted for readability on all devices and traces the history of race relations in the aftermath of Atlanta Race Riot by Ray Stannard Baker. Now is the time to remember and recall the tectonic shifts in race relations that have deliberately been ignored by the majoritarian politics for centuries. Keep reading!
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What happens when you love two people? Meeko was enjoying her life until Cash showed up. When her eyes landed on the sexy chocolate specimen of a man, she should've run the other way. She had a friend with benefits thing going on already. Black was her ex from high school. She got away once, but he refuses to let that happen again.
Cash and his boys Jaylon and Ceaser moved to Charlotte. They were looking for a fresh start. What they weren't looking for was waiting on them. But things take a drastic turn for the worse. And pass relationships ruin everything for them.
Genesis was dealt a rough hand in life. Her mother didn't want her. And if it wasn't for her best friend Meeko she didn't know where she'd be. She knew she had to be a hard ass to survive this unloving world. When she hooks up with Jaylon things change. That is until his pass catches up with him.
Come take a journey with these new characters. Find out if their love will last forever and how a hitta stole her heart.
Magic is dying, Humanity is losing its connection to the gods. One girl may hold the key.
Held captive by the tyrant, King Vladminir, 17-yr-old Erryn longs to escape with her sister from the regime of experimentation they have been subjected to. When her chance comes, she is devastated at being separated from her sister, fearing her dead.
Forced into hiding, Erryn takes refuge with Oracle, whose benevolent friendship she trusts implicitly. One day, she ventures too far from her hideout and is nearly captured by the king's forces. Drotonic saves her and takes her to Nija, a place of magic, where Erryn is saddened to learn that magic is dying as humanity has lost its connection to the gods.
Erryn doesn't see how she can help until Vladimir's forces invade Nija and the fire god, Zaravarn, rescues her, revealing her to be a summoner capable of restoring the gods to the people. Erryn's decision whether to take up the calling and save magic is clouded by her desire to find her sister.
To discover Erryn's choice, grab a copy of A Summoner's Calling now.
Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency is a work of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. The book is a record of Tesla's pioneering activities, research, and works. Tesla is recognized as one of the foremost electrical researchers and inventors. At the time of publication, the book was the "bible" of every electrical engineer practicing the profession.
Mr. Fortune's Practice is a collection of mystery tales involving Reggie Fortune, a medically qualified detective (surgeon), who often deals with dark and dangerous cases including murderous obsession, police corruption, financial skullduggery, child abuse and miscarriages of justice.
Table of Contents:
The Ascot tragedy
The President of San Jacinto
The Young Doctor
The Magic Stone
The Snowball Burglary
The Leading Lady
The Unknown Murderer
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Miranda Hathaway is the town librarian and a member of Cutler Quilt Guild Number One. She likes to read mysteries, especially Sherlock Holmes. When someone breaks into the house of another guild member, rips apart an heirloom quilted skirt, and leaves the torn pieces behind, everyone in Cutler, Pennsylvania thinks Miranda can solve the mystery!
Gabe Downing, a retired FBI agent from Boston, has recently joined the quilt guild as its first and only male member.Coincidence? Miranda doubts it but she finds herself attracted to this new man in town. He asks her to dinner and she's flattered at first, but then her suspicious mind wanders. Does he know more about the break-in than he's saying? Is he trying to find out what information she might have? Well, two can play that game!
Can Miranda and Gabe find the "Quilt Ripper" before another vintage piece is destroyed? Gabe may have experience on his side but she has her own secret weapon. The ladies of Quilt Guild Number One are on the case!
This book is made up of a series of lectures which Steiner gave in September 1908. There are 12 lectures in all, covering things like the stages of evolution, the mysteries of the planets, Atlantis, old initiation centres and spiritual connections between ancient and modern times. He links all this to ancient Egyptian practices and beliefs with the penultimate lecture being the Egyptian doctrine of evolution.
As protests, riots, fires, and rampant crime rock the world, Shawn Thomas finds himself in an interview room the morning after the most violent night in Atlanta's history. APD Detective Vaughn has made it his mission to find out how things escalated the way they did, but when his questioning takes a turn down a dark, unexpected path, Thomas scrambles to tell a believable story. It doesn't take long for Thomas to realize that he's playing tug-of-war in his own mind and his fear of being caught is suddenly outweighed by his fear of finding out who he really is.
Lazarus' psychological thriller, The Interview: Country on Fire, takes a look at current events like the BLM and ANTIFA protests and examines the mind of a man in his struggle to belong to something bigger than himself, something important and historical. The Interview delves deep into Shawn Thomas' mind and memories to find answers, but the result is nothing but more questions and confusion. And just as the suspense seems to end and the truth is finally revealed, the response turns deadly.
Available in e-book and paperback formats. Audio available soon!
A collection of 11 short stories, split into three sections: 'My Last Flappers' (The Jelly-Bean; The Camel's Back; May Day; Porcelain And Pink); 'Fantasies' (The Diamond As Big As The Ritz; The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button; Tarquin Of Cheapside; "O Russet Witch!"); 'Unclassified Masterpieces' (The Lees Of Happiness; Mr. Icky, The Quintessence Of Quaintness In One Act; and, Jemina, The Mountain Girl).
18 year old Thai-American Bree Thomas is in deep doo-doo.
Thrown out of her adoptive home just before graduation, Bree is broke and homeless, her college ambitions are ruined, and her best friend, Juju, is in the hospital with a shattered face because of her.
So, when the shadowy Meng Foundation offers Bree a free college education once she completes a two-year altruistic apprenticeship abroad, she is all in, after they agree to pay for Juju's doctor bills as part of the deal.
But when the charitable foundation gig turns out to be grueling military-style training at an isolated jungle camp, Bree realizes she's signed up to carry out daring rescue missions into backwater hellholes, delivering enslaved men, women and children to the sanctuary of Meng's private walled city, New Lingyang.
Bree becomes enamored with saving the innocent downtrodden masses until discovering that behind the philanthropic facade of New Lingyang lies a shocking truth making her complicit in Meng's horrific global enterprise.
For Bree Thomas, it suddenly becomes a race against time to save the people she put in harm's way, rescue a young girl from a horrible fate, and uncover the real truth behind the death of her parents in Thailand years ago.
"If Mitch Rapp or Jack Reacher ever had a daughter, she would be Bree Thomas."
" Bree Thomas is the female James Bond. Just like Thai food -- she's SWEET, SOUR and SPICY."
"A don't let go thrill-ride through Asia that keeps you hanging on like a petrified bat."
Scarlet letter is a classic of American literature written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in the Puritan and Retrograde New England of the seventeenth century, the novel tells the story of Hester Prynne who, having committed adultery, has a daughter who refuses to reveal her father, struggling to create a new life of repentance and dignity.
Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost are set in the Limberlost Swamp area of Indiana and describe this impressive wetland region, greatly reduced by heavy logging, natural oil extraction and drainage for agriculture.
"Freckles" is an adult orphan, with bright red hair and a freckled complexion. His right hand is missing at the wrist, and has been since before he can remember. Exhausted after days of walking and looking like a hobo, he applies for a job with a lumber company in the Limberlost Swamp. Freckles gets hired by owner McLean to be on the watch for those who steal the timber. McLean's chief worry is Black Jack Carter, who has sworn to smuggle several priceless trees out of the swamp. When a recently fired lumberman named Wessner tries to bribe Freckles so the Black Jack's gang of thieves steal a prime tree next to the trail, Freckles gets into a fist fight with him and, although severely pummeled, chases him off. The next afternoon, while Freckles is recovering from beating, a lovely girl appears looking for him. Freckles falls in love with her while she helps him recover. She becomes his guardian angel as the Black Jack's gang seeks revenge.
"A Girl of the Limberlost" - Elnora Comstock, is an impoverished young woman who lives with her widowed mother, Katharine, on the edge of the Limberlost. Elnora faces cold neglect by her mother, a woman who feels ruined by the death of her husband, Robert Comstock, who drowned in quicksand in the swamp. The Comstocks make money by selling eggs and other farm products, but Mrs. Comstock refuses to cut down a single tree in the forest, or to delve for oil. Elnora is beginning high school and she is determined to earn an education. She has a valuable specimens box which her friend Freckles left for her, and a desire to succeed in her enterprising scheme to gather and sell artifacts and moths from the Limberlost. Elnora is smart and witty; her heart aches for returned love and for support of her disapproving mother.
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Our world is in peril. What if a piece of music could save it?
The Samudran monks of Nepal use their superhuman mental and physical talents to protect and nurture the Earth through continuous meditation. When disease kills all the elders, the meditation is weakened and Rinzen is elected to go on a quest for help. Failure will mean disaster for our planet. But Rinzen knows little of the world outside the monastery... and military special forces are in hot pursuit.
A world away in London, Clara Martinelli dreams that her mother will die unless she plays her concert harp non-stop. If she heeds this omen, and attaches herself to the harp even when she is sleeping, she will become confined to her Shoreditch apartment. But if she ignores it, her mother may die in the ghastly manner foretold in the dream.
In a world facing climate change and environmental destruction, this magical realism novel combines an epic adventure with a tender love story, a spiritual journey with the search for wisdom, and explores the power of unwavering commitment in the face of global threats.
Can Rinzen overcome his adversaries to find the solution he desperately seeks?
Will Clara's miraculous music bind her to her harp forever?
Find out - Buy The Miraculous Music of Clara Martinelli TODAY
In this essay Thoreau openly condemns the choices of the US government, in particular the slavery and the expansionist war against Mexico; For these reasons, he refused to pay taxes, trying to boycott government policy and not to contribute to the strengthening of slavery in the South, but was soon incarcerated (probably only for one night, because his aunt paid for him the tax in question). It is from this experience that Civil Disobedience is born, in which he explains the reasons for his unfair arrest, arguing that it is permissible to disobey laws when they go against the conscience and the human rights; Thoreau thus founded the first movements of protest and nonviolent resistance.
A unique combination of performance and commentary. Topics include body language and camera angles; rehearsal vs. performance; set design, costume and make-up; and historical context. AVAILABLE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA.
A human has visited the Bauer pack and a bell has been rung that cannot be unrung. One of the pack members did the unthinkable - they shifted to half-wolf in front of a human. What will become of that human? Will they become wolf or will they die for what they have seen?
The wolves of Lana's pack in America require Lana and Jorgen's attention which will bring with it a visit to America's shores.
Lana and Jorgen's interventions are final; decisions will be made, lives will be ended and someone will be Condemned by the Wolf.
Hayden's nightmares are a bit too real for comfort, but are they nightmares or are they memories? While walking down Main Street in her hometown, Hayden sees the woman who haunts her dreams. She's convinced the woman cursed her and her siblings, and she's not willing to let her get away with it.
Hayden attacks the woman, landing herself in a psychiatric hospital for over a year. When a stranger comes to help her out of her predicament, Hayden learns her nightmares had only just begun. Soon she's faced with many challenges that test her limits and force her to accept her past and present are about to collide.
With the help of some new friends, Hayden manages to convince her family to uproot their lives and join her fight against evil, but she never anticipated the turn her life would take. The evil is catching, and Hayden is in its crosshairs. Can she protect herself and the people she loves from complete annihilation, or will she succumb to the power that calls for her?
The third installment of The Immortal Grimm Brothers' Guide to Sociopathic Princesses delves deeper into the unknown and offers a different (and creepy) perspective you haven't seen before!
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William James gave public lectures on psychology to the Cambridge teachers in which he explained the psychology he had developed in his "Principles of Psychology" and offered ideas on applying the science of psychology to the art of education. This book contains the substance of his lectures not only given to the Cambridge teachers but to the students as well.
The vast wilderness of Africa has inspired R. M. Ballantyne to set plots of several of his novels on the Black Continent; from safari tales and wild animal hunting to political thrillers and stories of tyrant monarch.
Table of Contents:
The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa
Hunting the Lions
Black Ivory: A Tale of Adventures among the Slavers of East Africa
The Settler and the Savage: A Tale of Peace and War in South Africa
The Fugitives: The Tyrant Queen of Madagascar
Blue Lights: Hot Work in the Soudan
The Middy and the Moors: An Algerine Story
Six Months at the Cape
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Harry Ping lost his memory and quit his job as a detective, but his retirement doesn't last long--when his neighbor has a terrifying encounter with a woman made of fire, Harry takes the case. As he and his friend Trinket try to uncover the flaming woman's identity, they discover a connection to the masked crimefighters of World War II. But can Harry figure out what's going on, when he can't even come to terms with his own identity?
If you want to learn AutoCAD to create technical drawings, this is the book for you. You will learn to use commands and techniques by following the step-by-step examples given in this book. This book covers everything from creating two-dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) drawings to printing and publishing. The topics covered in this book are illustrated with the help of real world examples such as gaskets, flanges, brackets, schematic line diagrams, and more. Also, this book is well organized and can be used for a course or self-study.
? Get familiarized with user interface and navigation tools
? Create print ready drawings
? Create smart drawings using parametric tools
? Have a good command over AutoCAD tools and techniques
? Explore the easiest and quickest ways to perform operations
? Know how to reuse existing data
? Create 3D models and generate 2D drawings
This book examines many of the intricate issues that are present during adolescence and young adulthood. In Western culture, there are several shadow aspects to adolescence and young adulthood:Puberty, sexuality, sex, masturbation, drug experimentation, human trafficking, pressure to succeed, school shootings, and abusive adolescent relationships all exist and need to be discussed openly. This book mindfully attempts to explore these shadow and unwitnessed subjects and provides resources for young readers. In addition, this book provides firsthand accounts within each chapter to help support those who may be trying to navigate the process. It is important for parents or guardians to openly discuss these topics in a loving, accepting, unjudging manner. Sadly, the shadow aspects of American culture often triumph, and many adolescents and young adults do not get that opportunity.
(1) The recent edition of book RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) General Awareness has been designed for the candidates who are preparing the upcoming examination for RRB NTPC. (2) The book consists 15 Practice Sets with the Answers and Explanations. Each Practice set has 40 questions for General Awareness. Hence, to score well in this part one needs have high skilled logical mind, who answers confidently with speed and accuracy. (3) Based on the latest pattern and syllabus, the book will prove very useful for study, Self-Practice and during the precious moments before the exam. (4) This book provides you an idea of Questions that have been asked in the previous Years exams, so you can do better preparation for upcoming examinations. This book is must for RRB NTPC as well as RRB/RRC aspirants.
This is a great book for those who appreciate creativity, poetry and the written word. From the Mind of a Poet is the culmination of 30 years of writings about life, loss, love, pain, politics, reflection, and the struggle of growing up and coming of age as a "black man" in America. Features the poems because I'm black, black man's plight, color, GOD, hard times, TRUMPED and dozens more.
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Did you get a Cricut Machine and now you Would Like to Make the Best Use of Your Cutting Machine?
Are you just a Beginner or an experienced Amateur Craftman and looking for a Book that Can Help You turn your Inspiration into Creation?
Or.. are you still not sure What to Make of Your Cricut Machine?
If You Really Want to Learn How to Master Your Cricut Machine, Then Keep Reading...
4 Manuscripts in 1 Book
This Boxset Includes:
1. Cricut Maker for Beginners
2. Cricut Design Space
3. Cricut Project Ideas
4. Cricut Air Explore 2
Note well: The boxset image is just used to show you in practice that every book will be included in a single complete Cricut bible and delivered as a single book.
Using properly a Cricut Machine can be extremely hard if you don't know the specific procedures and programming, without a detailed guide that uses a well written and understandable vocabulary you can risk to invest a lot of your energy to express your innovation and make real thoughts of your project and can't make it.
That's why I have decided to write this serie of books related to the Cricut and put them together in the most complete guide you can find online. Helping people to really understand how to use their cutting machine, from a complete beginner to an advanced level.
These are some of the topics that you will find in this book:
• How to use and set up Cricut Machines
• Tools and Accessories to use with the Machines
• A list of Paper-Based Projects
• Easy Cricut Project Ideas for Beginners and experienced amateur ( Step-by-Step )
• Tips and Tricks and How to Make money with Cricut
• What Materials Can I Use for my Crafts
• Machine Add-On's, Tools and Cricut Access
• Cricut Projects with Synthetic Leather
• Configuration and How to Install/Unistall Design Space on the various software
• How to Fix Error Codes
• How to Configurate the Editing: the sketch with pens, How to Create PNG, Pdf or Convert Pdf to PNG and about How to ...
Public Opinion is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially of the irrational and often self-serving social perceptions that influence individual behavior and prevent optimal societal cohesion. The detailed descriptions of the cognitive limitations people face in comprehending their sociopolitical and cultural environments turn Public Opinion into the irreplaceable book in the fields of media studies, political science and social psychology.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
(1) The Book RRB/RRC General Science Guide-D, Study Matter Package, Chapter-Wise Practice Exercise, current edition has been prepared for a manner that will be very helpful for the candidates who is appearing in upcoming exams. (2) This book consists 5 Sections and there after that's chapters and 100% covering the total syllabus of entrances exams. Presentation is simple and exhaustive and it covers every aspect of the prescribed. (3) This book contains the exhaustive theory with examples and also covers shortcut tricks with examples in all the chapters. To help students practice the concepts discussed in the chapters deeply with theory. As the book contains ample number of solved practice exercises, it for sure will help aspirants get through in the upcoming Recruitments. The book is a must for RRB/RRC Group-D and RRB NTPC Railways Exam Aspirants.
Windsor Castle is a historical romance with gothic elements that depicts Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn. Intertwined with the story are the actions of Herne the Hunter, a legendary ghost that haunts Windsor woods. When Henry VIII decides to replace Catherine of Aragon with Anne Boleyn as his wife, some of the individuals close to the Court oppose Henry and his desires for Boleyn. One of them is Thomas Wyat who wants Boleyn for himself. Other is Cardinal Wolsey, who also opposes the marriage and uses his own daughter, Mabel Lyndwood, to lure Henry away from Boleyn. Eventually, Wolsey turns to outing Wyat's desires for Boleyn to the Court, which almost results in Wyat's execution but is stopped before that point. Meanwhile, Henry VIII tries to deal with Herne the Hunter, a spirit of Windsor Forest and an evil force that seeks to take the souls of people, but falls short. Thomas Wyat and Mable Lyndwood get captured by Herne and the two fall in love in captivity, while Catherine accepts her fate, but warns Boleyn, who also has some dark secrets, that Henry will treat her in the same way.
"Army Life in a Black Regiment" is an account by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized black regiment, in which he described his Civil War experiences. Higginson's account is particularly important owing to the fact that he contributed to the preservation of Negro spirituals by copying dialect verses and music he heard sung around the regiment's campfires.
14 Lessons and a question chapter at the end. Lesson subjects include; Reform Your God Thought; Microorganisms; The I Am In Its Kingdom; How Shall The Dead Be Raised?; The Development Of Divine Love; The Ministry Of The Word; Ye Must Be Born Again; Obedience; The Church Of Christ; The Lord's Body; The Restoration Of God's Kingdom; The Holy Spirit; Attaining Eternal Life; And, Jesus Christ's Atonement.
The Jungle portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. The primary purpose of the novel in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. The main character in the book, Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant, tries to make ends meet in Chicago. The book begins with his wife Ona and his wedding feast. He and his family live near the stockyards and meatpacking district where many immigrants, who do not know much English, work. He takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse. Jurgis had thought the US would offer more freedom, but he finds working-conditions harsh. He and his young wife struggle to survive as they fall deeply into debt and become prey to con men. Hoping to buy a house, they exhaust their savings on the down payment for a substandard slum house, which they cannot afford. The family is eventually evicted after their money is taken.
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Persuasion (Persuasion, 1818) is a novel by the English writer Jane Austen. The title of the novel refers to Anne Elliot's persuasion in refusing Captain Wentworth and what other novel characters undergo or refuse to undergo
This book is a step-by-step guide on how to grow your mushrooms at home. It provides directions on how to choose the mushrooms you'd like to grow and the most effective and simple techniques you can use to do it.
There exist more than 100.000 different varieties of mushrooms, of which many are also poisonous. It's therefore completely normal to feel a bit confused and scared when deciding which mushrooms to grow - not to mention that there are also many edible and tasty mushrooms that are hard to find in supermarkets.
Growing mushrooms at home is way easier than what people generally think, and there's no need for any specific or fancy tools. Isn't that amazing? Literally anyone can grow Oyster mushrooms, Shiitake mushrooms, Lion's mane and Maitake mushrooms easily at home. You could even discover that some kinds of edible mushrooms already grow in the shade in a corner of your garden!
In this book you will find:
• An introduction on mushrooms
• Which mushrooms to grow
• The cultivation process
• The tools you need to get started
Simple and effective cultivation techniques (such as growing oyster mushrooms in a roll of toilet paper!)
• How to grow your first mushroom
• What mistakes to avoid
• How to build an incubator in a simple way
• How to store the mushrooms at the end of the growing process
After reading this book, you'll be able to identify the kinds of mushrooms you'd like to cultivate, and to choose a suitable cultivating method for a prosperous harvest. Moreover, self-producing mushrooms is not only an extremely gratifying activity, but it also allows you to save money and still be able to consume high quality products.
In conclusion, this book is ideal for beginners, and offers a complete guide on how to start your adventure with mushrooms up to becoming an expert.
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-- USA TODAY BESTSELLER --
THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO DIE in the Grand Canyon.
Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws investigate one way: trouble on the canyon's Colorado River. Stranded raft. Life vests unused. Rafters missing.
The only clue to the fate of the rafters is a bag of pebbles caught in the bowline. Following that clue, the geologists uncover a hellish scheme. Not only are the rafters in peril, but the river itself is under attack.
The race to stop it takes Cassie and Walter deep into the canyon, and onto the mighty river, putting their own survival at stake.
-- All books in the series are standalone novels and can be enjoyed in any order.
A coded warning sends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to a country retreat, where they follow a perplexing trail of clues to unmask a murderer -- and to break the stranglehold of a terrorist cult. In this, the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel, Doyle is at his storytelling best.
A collection of 35 fairy tales, including The Three Princes And Their Beasts; The Story Of Three Wonderful Beggars; The Nine Pea-Hens And The Golden Apples; The History Of Dwarf Long Nose; The Story Of A Gazelle; The Finest Liar In The World; The Monkey And The Jelly-Fish; The Young Man Who Would Have His Eyes Opened; The Prince Who Wanted To See The World; The Maiden With The Wooden Helmet, and many more.
C.R.MAY IS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING INTO ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL FICTION NOVELISTS WRITING TODAY - SPEESH READS.
The year 1066 is arguably the most famous in English history. Assailed on all sides, King Harold and his doughty army finally fall to a last gasp Norman assault.
It is perhaps the very first of those fights against the odds which have entered the national psyche, of which Agincourt, Rorke's Drift and Dunkirk are but a few.
But what if Harold Godwinson had prevailed on that blood soaked ridge? Or the invasions of Harald of Norway and William of Normandy had never taken place at all?
Here, bestselling author C.R.May presents twelve short stories, each outlining widely differing ways which could easily -- and in some cases should have -- produced an entirely different timeline, alternative futures which would have had a dramatic effect on the world in which we live today.
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SWORD OF WODEN
Entertaining and building into a really good trilogy. If you like Bernard Cornwell or Simon Scarrow you will love this.
A fast paced, well written story full of blood and death.
DAVID'S BOOK BLURG.
CONQUEROR OF ROME
I enjoyed this far more than most of the commercially published fiction I have read and reviewed in the past two years.
HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY REVIEWS
Splendidly impressive, confident, and rich in incident and historical detail.
A general introduction to psychoanalysis is a series of lectures by Sigmund Freud 1915-1917 (published 1916-1917. The 28 lessons offer a set of unconscious assumption of his views, dreams, and the theory of neurosis, to time of writing, as well as offering a bit 'of new technical equipment for the more advanced player.
The complete novels
This book contains the complete novels of Jane Austen.
- Lady Susan
- Sense and Sensibility
- Pride and Prejudice
- Mansfield Park
- Northanger Abbey
- Love And Friendship And Other Early Works
With 48 stories. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books -- also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books -- are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. This one includes stories such as Thumbelina, The Death Of The Sun-Hero, The Boy And The Wolves, Or The Broken Promise, The Giants And The Herd-Boy, The Dragon And His Grandmother, Story Of The Emperor's New Clothes, The Invisible Prince, and The Blue Mountains.
DOUBLE THE TROUBLE AND TRIPLE THE LAUGHS IN THIS AWARD-WINNING AND NATIONAL BESTSELLING SERIES
Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming near her home. Why? Laurel's a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set.Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming near her home. Why? Laurel's a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set.
The frantic director recruits Laurel to double for the missing woman while she uses her off-screen investigative talents to search for her. Despite having zero acting experience, Laurel reluctantly steps in. Then she stumbles over a dead body on the set. Is the murder connected to the actress's disappearance?
Laurel chases clues as the action moves from the historic Gold Country to sun-kissed Malibu beaches to the glamorous and sometimes seedy Hollywood scene. The intrepid detective quickly discovers all that glitters is not gold. Can she find the actress and catch a killer before it's too late? Or will her final role be playing dead?
"Sample's sleuth is an endearing character that readers will adore."
RT Book Reviews
"Cindy Sample's long-awaited new book, Dying for a Double, is finally out! And like fine wine, this series only improves with age. The storyline takes place on the set of a movie shoot and is fast-paced and intriguing. I simply could not put this book down until I knew what was going on! It all culminates in the end chase scene, which is thrilling, original, and hilarious. Dying for a Double is yet another example of Cindy Sample's first-rate work, work for which she is known and admired."
Heather Haven, IPPY Award-Winning Author
"Dying for a Double serves up double the trouble and triple the laughs! When an actress disappears from an indie movie set, Laurel McKay Hunter accepts a double challenge. Replacing the absent star while simultaneously searching for her. What does Laurel ...
Felisha Ford is looking for excitement in her life, and college seems to be the answer! She's looking forward to the HBCU culture and independence, but falling for basketball star Julian Martelle was the last thing on her mind.
*THIS IS A PART 1 TO 2 PART SERIES*
Black Boy, Black Boy, what do you see?
I see a bright future ahead of me!
A melodic mantra with a powerful message: Black boys can be a doctor, a judge, the president... anything they want to be!
Each page depicts a boy looking into the future, seeing his grown-up self, and admiring the greatness reflected back at him. This book is created to teach Black boys there are no barriers--if you can dream it, you can be it!
This book is for Black boys so they see themselves as the heroes of the story.
This book is for Black boys so the repetitive patterns help them learn to read.
This book is for Black boys so it will become a subconscious mantra-the things you say to kids become what they think. And Black boys can be anything!
"A Girl of the Limberlost" - Elnora Comstock, is an impoverished young woman who lives with her widowed mother, Katharine Comstock, on the edge of the Limberlost. Elnora faces cold neglect by her mother, a woman who feels ruined by the death of her husband, Robert Comstock, who drowned in quicksand in the swamp while Katharine gave birth to their daughter and could not come to his rescue. The Comstocks make money by selling eggs and other farm products, but Mrs. Comstock refuses to cut down a single tree in the forest, or to delve for oil, as the neighbors around them are doing. Elnora is just beginning high school and she is determined to earn an education, which her mother derides as useless. She has a valuable specimens box which her friend Freckles left in the swamp for her, and a desire to succeed in her enterprising scheme to gather and sell artifacts and moths from the Limberlost. Elnora is smart and witty, and she loves the outdoors; her heart aches for returned love and for support of her disapproving mother.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 332 Pages (1,553 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
This novel features the character of David Copperfield, and is written by Charles Dickens in the first person. Dickens wrote this book as a description of Copperfield's life until middle age, with all the adventures and the numerous friends and enemies Copperfield met along his way. It is his journey of change and growth from infancy to maturity, as people enter and leave his life and he passes through the stages of his development.
e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale.
With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets Rat (a water vole), who at this time of year spends all his days in, on and close by the river. Rat takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. They get along well and spend many more days boating, with Rat teaching Mole the ways of the river... The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.
The storyline of Our Friend the Charlatan is set in the countryside of England and its main character is a man in his late 20's, Dyce Lashmar. Dyce is described in this book as "the coming man" and throughout the book he tries to find a perfect woman for himself - a "new woman". Even though he is Oxford educated and portrayed as an intellectual, is his search of a perfect woman, no one is more sexist than him. This book depicts his story - his downfall.
This manual contain suggestions partly gathered from the experience of others and partly evolved for myself in caring for my own books. Although many "books about books" have already been written, there is still, I think, a place for this one. I have designed it especially for the bibliophile who enjoys "fussing" over his books and who receives, in seeing them in good condition and repair through his own efforts, an echo of the pleasure he receives from reading them. (Mitchell S. Buck, Book Repair and Restoration)
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 82 Pages (1,747 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Valerie Reiner is thirty-one years old, and has a successful career in a male dominated world.
A good woman, devout in her faith, she seems to be perfect, except for the fact that she is still not married. When she overhears her parents discussing her future, she closes her eyes and entrusting her fate to God, she decides to leave town and start over in a small town called Bampton.
With new friends and a new life, she writes an advertisement in the newspaper column for a potential husband, but her mysterious suitor is not all that he seems. With the strange, widowed Lord Fergus and his charming young daughter entering her life, Valerie is surrounded by a whirlwind of romance, friendship and laughter.
Sometimes when you place your faith in God, he gives you a fruit sweeter than anything you could imagine.
The story of the book Men in War, written by Andreas Latzko, is set during the First World War. Andreas Latzko uses not only his powerful writing but also his own experiences to depict various points of view on the war. Describing the storylines of the characters in this book Andreas Latzko writes about the horrors of war, the lasting effects, and the crisis of morality and ethics.
Genre: War Length: 122 Pages (1,354 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Wyllard's Weird begins with the death of a young foreign lady, who falls from a train running over a bridge through the Cornish countryside. Her identity is unknown and it is a mystery weather this is an accident, a suicide, or a murder. Julian Wyllard, a rich landowner, tries to clear matters up by employing a London detective, but he only manages to diagnose a murder and he directs suspicion on Wyllard's wife's favorite cousin, Bothwell Grahame, who will not account for why he was on that train when the young woman was killed. Wyllard's wife, in order to clear her cousin's reputation, asks the village coroner Edward Heathcote to make further investigations into the case and he takes it upon himself to find the truth. Heathcote's inquiries lead him to Paris and the mystery gets a new dimension when clues link the dead woman with a cruel double murder which happened a decade ago.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall in 2 volumes is a history of ancient Athens written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Author's object was to combine an account of Athens' administration and politics with a complex view of the literature, providing the complete history of the Athenian drama and philosophy.
Genre: History Length: 657 Pages (2,659 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
The Chronicles of Levi Jones The Discovery is the first book in a new series by debut author, Ryan Crawford. After being dismissed early from school for a three-day weekend in the small harbor town of Coralbrink, best friends Levi Lumboss and Jones Jackson try to withstand a sudden historic flash flood hurricane that changes the boy's future forever. In their attempt to survive the deadly storm they are thrown into an adventure full of mystery, intrigue, ghostly encounters, booby traps and an ancient secret that will change the fabric of time.
(1) RRB/RRC Group-D General Intelligence and Reasoning Guide (2) The Book RRB/RRC Group-D General Intelligence and Reasoning Guide, Chapter-wise Practice Exercise, current edition has been written based on the syllabi that will be very helpful for the candidates who is appearing in upcoming exams. (3) This book consists 14 chapters as Analogy, Alphabetical & Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, relationships, Syllogism, Venn diagram, data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusion and Decision Making, Similarities & Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Arguments and Assumptions with 100% covering the total syllabus of entrances exams. Presentation is simple and exhaustive and it covers every aspect of the prescribed. (4) To help students practice the concepts discussed in the chapters, practice exercises (Objective Type Questions) have been provided at the end of each chapter with Answer and Explanation. As the book contains ample number of solved problems and practice exercises, it for sure will help aspirants get through in the upcoming Recruitments. The book is a must for RRB/RRC Group-D and NTPC Railways Exam Aspirants.
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(1) The Book RRB NTPC (Non-technical Popular Categories) General Awareness with Current Affairs, current edition has been prepared for a manner that is very helpful for the candidates who is appearing in upcoming Railway Exams. (2) This book consists 16 Sections: History of India & Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic, Geography of India & World, Transport System in India, Flora & Fauna of India, Indian Polity & Governance-Constitution & Political System, Indian Economy, General Science and Life Science, Science and Technology, World Panorama, Indian Panorama, Common Abbreviations, Flagship Government Schemes, Awards and Honours, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Current Affairs and thereafter it's chapters with 100% covering the total syllabus of RRB NTPC Exam as well as important for UPSC and many more Exams. Presentation is simple and exhaustive and it covers every aspect of the prescribed. (3) To help students practice the concepts discussed in the chapters in very lucid method. The book is a must for RRB NTPC Railways Exam Aspirants.
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Daddy Rhino is grumpy after a long day. On his journey home several animals cross his path, and he lets his anger get the best of him. After guilt eats away at him, Daddy Rhino learns he actually helped the animals he met on his journey, and changed their lives for the better.
'THE ART OF WAR: VOLUME 3' IS A COLLECTION OF 135 SOVIET WORLD WAR TWO PROPAGANDA POSTERS. INCLUDES A FOREWORD BY HISTORIAN M. J. TROW.
Propaganda during the Second World War was an unavoidable aspect of daily life. It must be a situation that is hard to relate to for those of us in the West born too late or too young to remember the war or the decades afterwards. The idea that you must always be alert to the ominous drone of the air-raid sirens as you went about your business, or that your home could be destroyed in an aerial bombardment at any moment is very hard to comprehend. But those who lived through the war knew it was perfectly possible that the Wehrmacht could soon be marching through the streets, with all the chaos, fear, death and destruction that that would imply.
Against this backdrop we can understand why propaganda was so vital to all sides of the conflict. For those interested in the psychology of the past, propaganda posters are a great glimpse into the (understandable) paranoia, hysteria and concerns of those who created them, and the message they thought it was necessary to promote to everyone else.
All of these posters served some sort of purpose, and modern cynicism means it is often hard not to scoff at some of them, because to us they are now often unintentionally humorous or offensive. Those in government at the time knew that war had evolved. The Great War had changed much, and this latest conflict with Germany would create a huge strain, both in terms of morale and in the nation's resources, and it was vital to have and maintain full support for the war at home.
While propaganda was nothing new, it came into its own during the Second World War. British posters were, in the main, created by the controversial Ministry of Information, a government department that was dissolved soon after the war and probably one of George Orwell's inspirations for 'Big Brother'. Many contemporary members of parliament were very disturbed by the agenda of ...
On her mother's side, Elma Clifford, a heroine, comes from a long line of gypsies. She is a clairvoyance who does a wild dancing act with a dangerous feather boa. Following her adventures, while on the exile to the diamond mines of South Africa, we run into identical twins of mysterious parentage, a murderous judge, bad people with secrets from the past and many other perils that follow the snake charmer.
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Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 131 Pages (234,105 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
" All of the regret that she buried in her garden in America will grow up like weeds and swallow her like quicksand."
Braidy von Althuis is celebrating his eleventh birthday, but not with his best friend. Mr. von Althuis has decided to move the family out of Maple Hills, and Braidy is forced to say goodbye to Kara and to eat his cake alone. Even though the von Althuises have lived in Maple Hills for hundreds of years, something has spooked the adults so badly that they feel helpless without Gran. Something is coming for them, though Braidy knows not who or what.
When the family arrives in Ukraine, a whole slew of new problems arise. Mr. von Althuis gets a job, Uncle Rolo finds himself in more trouble, and Aunt Liz and Braidy are summoned to an audience with the Fairy King. In order to go home, Braidy and Aunt Liz must solve riddles or belong to the Fairy King forever. Will Braidy and Aunt Liz be able to escape the Fairy King's clutches or will heartache and memories of a life long gone tear Aunt Liz and Braidy apart?
This book is suitable for children aged 8 - 11.
(1) RRB NTPC General Intelligence and Reasoning Guide (2) The Book RRB NTPC General Intelligence and Reasoning Guide (1st & 2nd Stage) Chapter-wise Practice Exercise, current edition has been written based on the syllabi that will be very helpful for the candidates who is appearing in upcoming exams. (3) This book consists 14 chapters as Analogy, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Pzzle, Data Sufficiency, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Course of Action, Decision Making, Maps with 100% covering the total syllabus of entrances exams. Presentation is simple and exhaustive and it covers every aspect of the prescribed. (4) To help students practice the concepts discussed in the chapters, practice session (Objective Type Questions) have been provided at the end of each chapter with Answer and Explanation. As the book contains ample number of solved problems and practice exercises, it for sure will help aspirants get through in the upcoming Recruitments. The book is a must for RRB NTPC Railways Exam Aspirants.
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Join author Geoff Sturtevant as he describes in shocking detail the famous "Franklin Park Showdown," his harrowing stint in prison, and his unlikely return to polite society. Written honestly and intimately, Memoir of a Murderer takes you deep into Orange Oaks Federal Penitentiary to re-examine justice, and group-identity behind bars.
Carney and Marney are twin girls who share almost everything. But their lives soon take different paths, both leading where they may wish they had not gone. Carney cannot help her poor decision making skills, which lead her in the wrong direction time and time again. Will she ever learn, or will it lead to her utter destruction?
Why have they come? Can they be trusted?
The tragic bombing of Winnipeg destroyed more than just the city -- it shattered Caden's walls of reality. Through the settling dust, a truth has surfaced. His entire life has been a simulation controlled by artificial intelligence.
Fleeing to the remote edge of civilization, Caden joins a group of survivors. But there has been no uprising; humans are powerless against A.I. forces. Someone, or something, has intervened in the war for planet earth. Caden remains in the dark until he is thrust into an encounter with something more staggering than conscious machines; extraterrestrials.
Why have they come? Can they be trusted?
He is going in blind, but with all other options exhausted, throwing himself at the mercy of these otherworldly visitors is his last chance for survival. It now falls on Caden's shoulders to prove the worth of the human race... and time is running out.
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Six years is a long time, but memories and his harsh teachings are what remain imprinted upon Auska's soul... and, in the end, his compassion - sacrifice - for her, a girl who was nothing more than a burden thrust upon his solitary ways.Sanctuary is safe and secure with its strict policies, offering a life anyone on the outside of its walls would kill to have; the world has only grown crueler and more dangerous through the years.The cure was a farce and, even if it hadn't been, the technology and resources have long since been depleted in the crumbling world of man. Only one true cure remains - he had it right all along...
In this book I'll show you the step-by-step Formula that I've been using whenever I change my environment (e.g. move to a different city, change a job, start University, etc)
If you want to:
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Be able to start conversations... but you often don't have the courage
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then this will means that...
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After having a childhood mainly around computer games, from the age of 18 I started taking jobs in the customer service industry. Slowly starting as working on a parking lot and on an anchored ship in Alaska, I then took a job that demanded from me to talk to STRANGERS: Hotel Entertainment (show host). For 6 years I was entertaining people from all over the world in hotels in Bulgaria, Greece and Spain. That helped build a system that I can follow whenever I speak to somebody for a very first time.
I'll show you communication techniques that you can start implementing straight away.
If you are looking for techniques on HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY FLIRT, then this might not be the right book for you. Although there are tips that might help you with the communication in those situations, this is not the main subject of this book.
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How to deal with rejection
Who are the right people for you
What to talk about with strangers
How to break silence
Body language techniques
How to keep newly built relationships
What to avoid when speaking to strangers
How to join a conversation in a group of people
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Five ex-cons, who gave themselves a second chance. Five alphas and their curvy heroines. Five short insta love romances. Five twists.
Ex-Convict Alphas Collection is a five-part series of sweet & steamy short insta-love romances with alpha men and younger curvy women. Check out Chief, Bird, Tiger, Dragon and Leo if you enjoy protective alpha heroes and their curvy heroines who don't need a man but dying to have one. Five HEAs. NO cliffhangers.
Who doesn't love the college life? For free-spirited Marlo Sage Henderson, it would allow him to meet people and have fun far from the watchful gaze of his grandmother. It would also connect him with a headstrong girl that would change his life forever. Love can be a battlefield though, when his free-spirited nature gets the best of him, and he finds himself juggling a series of rollercoaster relationships where the guy gets the girls but he becomes the girls' undoing.
While he navigate the challenges he creates for himself in life, ultimately his path is set on a collision course with forces beyond this universe.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 321 Pages (1,812 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Since the turn of the century, a substance called Æther is rising from the waters, and it is changing the world. A blessing for the industry, a curse for the people, because some of them are being changed into creatures from fairy-tales and legends. The so-called »Corrupted« are haunting the green mists, and therefore hunted and locked up in jails or asylums.
In the famous spa town Baden-Baden, young women are being poisoned by a mysterious substance. While investigating the case, Fräulein Annabelle Rosenherz uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the whole Grand Duchy of Baden.
But she is in grave danger herself, because she has a secret of her own, and while she tries to solve the murders, she finds rejection and people obsessed by power, but also love.
A steampunk novel set in the beautiful town of Baden-Baden: dally with us under the brightly lit gas lanterns, wander along the Lichtenthaler Allee, past the stately Casino towards the first class hotels and fashionable gathering places of the high society, but also towards the perilous secrets thriving on the dark and misty heights of the Black Forest.
Jessica Kenner knew her 11-year marriage was far from perfect. But through it all she had always felt that she and her husband, Charley, were a team. Until the day she found out about Betty, Charley's mistress. That was the day she made Charley pay for every lie and every rotten, underhanded, abusive thing he had ever done to her. But even lying dead on the basement floor, Charley was still a thorn in her side. A bottle of vodka, a quality set of carving knives, and 24 hours later the only question left was... what to do with his head.
Within the confines of a confessional, an old man recounts the sins he committed during The War of Texas Secession in the late 21st century. Throughout the conflict, his transgressions affected those closest to him in a way that he can no longer beg the pardon of the living but instead must ask for the forgiveness from the long, since dead.
America's loss in a recent World War is still an open wound on the face of its people, and the massive debt from the conflict breeds animosity within the nation. Warren, a recently discharged veteran of "The War," shares many of the sentiments his fellow Texans possess and, much to the objection of his wife, joins a local militia. He begins his tale speaking of God, family and country, but as Warren describes the suspicious and unfortunate ends of those around him, the priest recognizes a more insidious nature to the old man and realizes they never stood a chance against Warren's lethal vainglory.