Author: Leo Carew
Violence and death come to the land under the Northern Sky when two fierce races break their age-old fragile peace and start an all-out war in this thrilling and savagely visceral epic fantasy. Ready or not, Roper has been thrust into a position of leadership that he's woefully ill prepared for. Now, a massive army approaches from the south, old allies turn against him, and new rivals seek to undermine his rule. Facing attack from within and without, Roper must forge reckless alliances, no matter the cost, to save his kingdom. Bellamus is a brash but capable southern general, a commoner with the rare honor of having the discreet support of the Queen. Rising quickly from the minor ranks he was born into, Bellamus leads the march on the North. Victory means glory, power, and the favor of the king, but defeat promises much worse than disgrace. A tale of war, rivalry, and honor, The Wolf creates a world that is both familiar and uncanny - one where the fiercest enemies are always closer than they seem. Under the Northern SkyThe Wolf
Measuring the World
Author: Daniel Kehlmann
Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Berlin's Third Sex
Author: Magnus Hirschfeld
Literary Nonfiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Translated from the German by James J. Conway. Rough trade, drag kings, tea dances, sporty dykes, coded classified ads, campy nicknames, passing, outing, hustlers, beats and cruising at the YMCA--all accompanied by a wave of gay and lesbian activism. Eighties New York? No, Germany's imperial capital at the dawn of the 20th century. BERLIN'S THIRD SEX reveals an astonishingly diverse gay subculture years ahead of the Weimar era, with cross-dressing cabaret, all-night parties and erotic license at every level of society. Magnus Hirschfeld's 1904 report is a foundational text of modern gay identity, queer history captured by an insider, as it happened. Police, blackmailers and moral crusaders are never far, suicide is all too common, but Hirschfeld also invites us into the homes of same-sex couples to witness tranquil scenes of domesticity and devotion. BERLIN'S THIRD SEX formed part of the vast "Metropolis Documents" project, a visionary panorama of early 20th century urban life. This, the first part of the series to appear in English, is offered alongside an earlier Hirschfeld study of the "third sex" (the author's provisional term for gays and lesbians) as well as comprehensive notes and an informative afterword. "[BERLIN'S THIRD SEX] depicts a flourishing gay subculture populated by cross-dressers, drag queens, sporty dykes, blackmailers and prostitutes, who establish contact with one another via intricately coded classified ads, adopt droll nicknames such as 'Squeaky Lotte,' 'Rollmop Queen' and 'Hiddigeigei,' and generally live it up in bars and cabarets, in the Tiergarten, or at the Opera. The Rixdorf edition includes an informative afterword and helpful notes by the translator James. J. Conway."--Anna Katharina Schaffner "Hirschfeld's rhetorical strategy, which includes these appeals to sentiment, walks the line between emphasizing the similarities in behavior between homosexuals and heterosexuals (in other words, suggesting homosexuals are just like the [presumably heterosexual] reader), and relating anecdotes or characteristics that portray the former as uniquely, yet endearingly, different. That this approach has strong parallels with contemporary gay rights rhetoric suggests that there is a timeless appeal in finding reasons for empathy in order to demonstrate that 'the other' is just as human."--Tyler Langendorfer
Author: Cara Delevingne
When one of their friends mysteriously disappears, a group of teens are forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale from international supermodel, actress, and social media darling Cara Delevingne. Among the students of Thames Comprehensive, Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits—outsiders who have found a safe haven in music and their band, Mirror, Mirror. For these sixteen year olds, fitting in at school is nearly as difficult as navigating their complicated home lives. Red has an alcoholic mother and a father who’s never around. Leo’s brother is in prison. Rose uses sex and alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal attack. Naomi’s punk rock princess persona gives her the freedom to be her true self. When Naomi mysteriously vanishes and then is found unconscious, her friends are shaken and confused. Could it have been an accident—or did someone deliberately try to hurt Naomi? If she was in trouble, why didn’t she turn to them? How well do they really know their bandmate—and each other? If Naomi wakes up from her coma, will she ever be the same? To understand what happened to Naomi, Red, Leo, and Rose must ultimately face their own dark secrets and fears, and reconcile the difference between what they feel inside and what they show to the world. Cara Delevingne reveals another facet of her amazing talent with this powerful novel about identity, sexuality, gender, emotional pain, the complicated world of social media, and the dangerous weight of appearances that are not what they seem.
Author: Leo Lionni
Little Pezzettino's worry that he may be only a small piece of somebody else precipitates a journey of discovery.
Author: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Frederick the field mouse stores up something special for the long cold winter.
Children Just Like Me
Author: Barnabas Kindersley, Anabel Kindersley
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Photographs and text depict the homes, schools, family life, and culture of young people around the world.
Author: Robert Paul Weston
Offers a sophisticated rhyming adventure featuring a courageous girl named Katrina Katrell and her intriguing quest to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Zorgamazoo. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Гаито Газданов, Justin Doherty
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Drawing together episodes of rich atmosphere, this novel is as deep and brooding as the Paris nights that serve as its backdrop. Russian writer Gaito Gazdanov arrived in Paris, as so many did, between the wars and would go on, with this fourth novel, to give readers a crisp rendering of a living city changing beneath its people’s feet. Night Roads is loosely based on the author’s experiences as a cab driver in those disorienting, often brutal years, and the narrator moves from episode to episode, holding court with many but sharing his mind with only a few. His companions are drawn straight out of the Parisian past: the legendary courtesan Jeanne Raldi, now in her later days, and an alcoholic philosopher who goes by the name of Plato. Along the way, the driver picks up other characters, such as the dull thinker who takes on the question of the meaning of life only to be driven insane. The dark humor of that young man’s failure against the narrator’s authentic, personal explorations of the same subject is captured in this first English translation. With his trademark émigré eye, Gazdanov pairs humor with cruelty, sharpening the bite of both.
Author: Gaël Faye
Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland. ‘I was born with this story. It ran in my blood. I belonged to it.’ Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree days of laughter and adventure – sneaking Supermatch cigarettes and gorging on stolen mangoes – as he and his mischievous gang of friends transform their tiny cul-de-sac into their kingdom. But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful existence will shatter when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are brutally hit by civil war and genocide. A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa’s past, but also to the bright days that preceded it.
"Longtime Trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on [what he sees as] the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump administration, destroying it from within and compromising our jobs, safety, finances, and more"--Dust jacket flap.
Die großen Klassiker der russischen Literatur (30+ Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige deutsche Ausgaben)
Author: Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski, Leo Tolstoi, Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin, Nikolai Gogol, Michail Lermontow, Anton Pawlowitsch Tschechow, Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenew, Iwan Gontscharow, Maxim Gorki, Nikolai Leskow, Fjodor Sologub, Wladimir G. Korolenko, Dmitri Mereschkowski, Katharina die Große
Dieses eBook: "Die großen Klassiker der russischen Literatur (30+ Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige deutsche Ausgaben)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Inhalt: Igorlied (Heldenepos - Übersetzung von Rainer Maria Rilke) Erinnerungen der Kaiserin Katharina die Große von ihr selbst geschrieben Eugen Onegin (Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin) Die Pique-Dame (Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin) Boris Godunow (Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin) Ein Held unserer Zeit (Michail Lermontow) Schuld und Sühne (Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski) Die Brüder Karamasow (Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski) Der Idiot (Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski) Väter und Söhne (Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenew) Krieg und Frieden (Leo Tolstoi) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoi) Auferstehung (Leo Tolstoi) Vater Sergius (Leo Tolstoi) Die toten Seelen (Nikolai Gogol) Der Mantel (Nikolai Gogol) Taraß Bulba (Nikolai Gogol) Oblomow (Iwan Gontscharow) Die Lady Makbeth des Mzensker Landkreises (Nikolai Leskow) Figura (Nikolai Leskow) Der versiegelte Engel (Nikolai Leskow) Wolodja (Anton Pawlowitsch Tschechow) Die Dame mit dem Hündchen (Anton Pawlowitsch Tschechow) Drei Schwestern (Anton Pawlowitsch Tschechow) Onkel Wanja (Anton Pawlowitsch Tschechow) Christ und Antichrist Trilogie: Julian Apostata + Leonardo da Vinci + Peter und Alexej (Dmitri Mereschkowski) Der Wald rauscht (Wladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko) Der Stachel des Todes (Fjodor Sologub) Drei Menschen (Maxim Gorki) Nachtasyl (Maxim Gorki)
Author: Helen Maslin
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Kate and her friends are spending the summer at Darkmere Castle in Cornwall — which she thinks will be a perfect opportunity for her to get together with Leo. But instead, she’s drawn into the dark story of an eighteenth-century girl who haunts the tunnels and towers of the house ... and whose curse now hangs over them all.
Zen to Done
Author: Leo Babauta
Zen To Done (ZTD) is a system that is at once simple, and powerful, and will help you develop the habits that keep all of your tasks and projects organized, that keep your workday simple and structured, that keep your desk and email inbox clean and clear, and that keep you doing what you need to do, without distractions. This book was written for those who want to get their lives organized and actually execute the things on their to-do list by changing existing habits. And let me say that changing your habits is possible. Using the habit-changing techniques I describe in this book, I have made many habit changes: I quit smoking, started running, started eating healthier, completed a marathon, doubled my income and got my finances in order, have almost eliminated my debt now, completed a triathlon, lost more than 20 pounds, and started a successful blog, and more. Read this book. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish with this productivity system.
Author: Håkon Øvreås
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Rusty's grandfather has just died. And Anton, Ruben, and the minister's son all have it in for him. But with his grandfather's broken pocket-watch, two cans of paint, and a little help from his friends, Rusty can do anything! Just as long as nobody's parents find out. The first book in a highly popular, award-winning middle-grade series from Norway, Brown has been sold into twenty-seven languages and is illustrated by the now-familiar and beloved �~yvind Torseter. A fun, satisfying read accompanied by excellent visual storytelling.