Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan Unleashed
Author: Meg Rosoff
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN: 1408870800
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jonathan Unleashed Book Excerpt:

Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him – only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. At least his two flatmates understand him – but they only speak dog. Poor Jonathan. The world wasn't this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing's for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the meaning of life?

Kingdom Guardians

Kingdom Guardians
Author: Philip Patrick
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-05-29
ISBN: 1503573230
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdom Guardians Book Excerpt:

Kingdom Guardians Shadows of Demons is the sequel to The Silver Key. Five months had passed since the events of The Silver Key. Elijah Khoda and his friends return to their ordinary lives as teenagers, keeping their powers in secret. Then Ohuran calls them back to Kingdom Planet where they were chosen for what they thought was going to be a simple task. But then things don’t go exactly as planned as their journey becomes more difficult. They soon discover a new enemy, a powerful demon lord name Sifierus, who is looking to cast a shadow among the world. Just like every other warrior, the guardians could only do what they can; especially during their time in darkness where they only have each other, their will, and their powers, to which there is more to discover about them as they try to stop the demon lord and protect the people of the outer world. Meanwhile, Sabrina Clarin goes into an emotional state as she deals with depression from home and her journey as a guardian. She is desperate for answers that could lead to the life she wishes for while she tries to help her friends at the same time.

Path Of An Angel

Path Of An Angel
Author: Joseph Olabiyi Johnson
Publsiher: Authors On Line Ltd
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2004-03
ISBN: 9780755201211
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Path Of An Angel Book Excerpt:

Every now and again a warrior many will know nothing about, and few will forget will be created to remind the darkness why the light is its worse nightmare. When this happens ordinary men will become warriors they once could only dream about being, whether they like it or not.

The Last Ember

The Last Ember
Author: Daniel Levin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN: 1101133376
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Ember Book Excerpt:

Jonathan Marcus, a young American lawyer and former doctoral student in classics, is summoned to Rome for a case and stumbles across a message hidden inside an ancient stone fragment. The discovery propels him and UN preservationist Dr. Emili Travia into a coldblooded modern plot to erase every remnant of Jewish and Christian presence from Jerusalem's Temple Mount, in the process redefining history itself.

Lancelot s Lady

Lancelot s Lady
Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif,Cherish D'Angelo
Publsiher: Imajin Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1772231363
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lancelot s Lady Book Excerpt:

*SECOND EDITION with new cover *International bestseller A beautiful nurse, a handsome recluse and an evil PI equals one deadly adventure. When palliative care nurse Rhianna McLeod is given a gift of a dream holiday to the Bahamas from her dying patient, billionaire JT Lance, Rhianna has no idea that her 'holiday' will include being stranded on a private island with Jonathan, an irritating but irresistibly handsome recluse. Or that she'll fall head over heels for the man. Jonathan isn't happy to discover a drop-dead gorgeous redhead has invaded his island. But his anger soon turns to attraction. After one failed marriage, he has guarded his heart, but Rhianna's sudden appearance makes him yearn to throw caution to the wind. To live fully in the present, Rhianna must resolve her own murky past, unravel the secret that haunts JT, foil the plans of a sleazy, blackmailing private investigator and help Jonathan find his muse. Only then can Rhianna find the love she's been searching for, and finally become...Lancelot's Lady. By international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, writing as Cherish D'Angelo *Winner of the 2010 Textnovel Editor's Choice Award. 2009 Semi-finalist in the Dorchester Publishing "Next Best Celler" contest.

Jonathan s Hope

Jonathan s Hope
Author: Hans M Hirschi
Publsiher: Beaten Track Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN: 1910635685
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jonathan s Hope Book Excerpt:

Abandoned to freeze to death in a winter forest by his father because of his homosexuality, Jonathan desperately struggles to survive, until he accidentally stumbles upon Dan, who owns a cabin in the woods. Dan has been fighting his own demons since the death of his lover Sean. Having retreated from big city life, he is content to live in solitude, but he never counted on meeting Jonathan. Given the dire circumstances, Dan must set his own needs aside to help Jonathan reclaim his life, but he soon finds that the ghosts of both their pasts won’t die so easily. In this trilogy: Jonathan's Hope (Book 1) Jonathan's Promise (Book 2) Jonathan's Legacy (Book 3)

Schlock Bi Monthly Vol 2 Issue 6

Schlock Bi Monthly  Vol 2  Issue 6
Author: Rogue Planet Press
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1326662279
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schlock Bi Monthly Vol 2 Issue 6 Book Excerpt:

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light
Author: MaryJanice Davidson,Anthony Alongi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-06-06
ISBN: 1101208600
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light Book Excerpt:

Jennifer Scales is trapped in the middle of tensions between weredragons, beaststalkers, and werachnids. If peace isn't found soon, whole races can be lost and her family-and newfound brother-destroyed.

A Journey Through Times

A Journey Through Times
Author: Frisky Larr
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN: 1546298495
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey Through Times Book Excerpt:

An exploration of political developments in Nigeria since the birth of the Fourth Republic in 1999. The post-military democratic experiment has since witnessed four Heads of State duly elected, often in controversial circumstances. This work seeks to reflect political-historical realities through different articles written by the author in the various era of the political journey.

The New African Civil Military Relations

The New African Civil Military Relations
Author: Rupiya, Martin,Moyo, Gorden
Publsiher: The African Public Policy & Research Institute
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 0620615273
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New African Civil Military Relations Book Excerpt:

In 1973, Yashev Raval wrote The Power of Wisdom, correctly pointing out that collusion between East and West had kept not only the balance of terror but provided the glue that kept geographic spheres of influence stable. Africa was part of that arena for global rivalry. With the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991, the stifling grip the superpowers had exercised throughout the world was fundamentally altered. The transformation of the international security system, coupled with political democratization, allowed the partial reorganisation of the security establishments on the African continent to embark upon the New African Civil Military Relations (ACMR). In the last decade and half, the implosion of African states exposed to forces of democratization has escalated, manifest in Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Madagascar, Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Lesotho. At the heart of the states’ implosion has been weak, fragile and partisan defence and security institutions – a phenomenon that requires urgent research intervention to guide the much-needed reforms. In 2014, the Russian Academy of Sciences hosted the bi-annual African Studies Conference, with the lead author accorded the responsibility of organizing a Session on ACMR. From amongst some of the exciting Abstracts presented, authors submitted these as full chapters for this book which captures International African Studies Perspectives, managed by the African Public Policy & Research Institute (APPRI). This process was further facilitated by one of the presenters and now co-editor, Maj Henrik Laugesen from the Royal Danish Defence College, who agreed to lead on the fundraising – succeeding in securing support from the Royal Danish Defence College. The result is this book.

Private Equity

Private Equity
Author: Paul Gompers,Victoria Ivashina,Richard Ruback
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN: 1783089180
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Equity Book Excerpt:

’Private Equity’ is an advanced applied corporate finance book with a mixture of chapters devoted to exploring a range of topics from a private equity investor’s perspective. The goal is to understand why and which practices are likely to deliver sustained profitability in the future. The book is a collection of cases based on actual investment decisions at different stages for process tackled by experienced industry professionals. The majority of the chapters deal with growth equity and buyout investments. However, a range of size targets and investments in different geographical markets are covered as well. These markets include several developed economies and emerging markets like China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Argentina. This compilation of cases is rich in institutional details, information about different markets, and segments of the industry as well as different players and their investment practices – it is a unique insight into the key alternative asset class.

Goodbye Pet See You in Heaven

Goodbye Pet   See You in Heaven
Author: Bel Mooney
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1785901540
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Pet See You in Heaven Book Excerpt:

When her beloved small dog died, Bel Mooney was astonished at the depth of her ongoing sorrow. Sharing her loss online and in a newspaper article brought a deluge of responses, spurring Bel to explore these feelings further. Why do humans mourn pets? Can animals themselves grieve - and do they have souls? In Goodbye, Pet & See You in Heaven, Bel sets off on an emotional journey to learn more about pet bereavement. She is astounded by inexplicable 'signs' of her dog's spirit, watches Bonnie’s ashes being turned into glass, talks to experts and discusses the mysterious enduring energy of love. She discovers why Ancient Egyptians mummified animals and what different faiths, myths, writers and scientists have to say about animals and the afterlife. She also looks back over her own life and reflects on lessons learned from companion animals - and from wildlife too. As informative as it is deeply moving, Goodbye, Pet is an intensely personal, uplifting look at the love we share with pets, both in life and afterwards. Enriched by heartfelt stories and inspirational words, it is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever loved an animal.

Friends Like These

Friends Like These
Author: Meg Rosoff
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 1526646080
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends Like These Book Excerpt:

'This summer's must read' - The Times 'An irresistible account of female friendship ... Nobody describes the strength, pain and comedy of being young as elegantly and eloquently as Meg Rosoff' – Amanda Craig 'A wonderful, captivating writer' – Daily Telegraph __________________ From the incomparable Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of How I Live Now and The Great Godden, comes an alluring coming-of-age tale about the summer that changes everything. New York City. June, 1982. When eighteen-year-old Beth arrives in Manhattan for a prestigious journalism internship, everything feels brand new – and not always in a good way. A cockroach-infested sublet and a disaffected roommate are the least of her worries, and she soon finds herself caught up with her fellow interns – preppy Oliver, ruthless Dan and ridiculously cool, beautiful, wild Edie. Soon, Beth and Edie are best friends – the sort of heady, all-consuming best-friendship that's impossible to resist. But with the mercury rising and deceit mounting up, betrayal lies just around the corner. Who needs enemies ... when you have friends like these? From bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes a gritty, intoxicating novel about a summer of unforgettable firsts: of independence, lies, love and the inevitable loss of innocence. Sharp and irresistible, it's perfect for fans of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends and Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan.

Exploring Borders

Exploring Borders
Author: Giuseppe Mantovani
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780415234009
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Borders Book Excerpt:

Highlights and explores the ways in which culture acts as a framework organising our experience. The emphasis is placed on the differences across and between cultures and the depths to which these can go.

Staring at Sound The True Story of Oklahoma s Fabulous Flaming Lips

Staring at Sound  The True Story of Oklahoma s Fabulous Flaming Lips
Author: Jim DeRogatis
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307419312
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staring at Sound The True Story of Oklahoma s Fabulous Flaming Lips Book Excerpt:

An engrossing and intimate portrait of the Oklahoma-based psychedelic pop band the Flaming Lips, cult heroes to millions of indie-rock fans. In July 2002, the Flaming Lips released an ambitious album called Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, which merged elements of orchestral pop, electronic dance music, and old-fashioned psychedelic rock with lyrical themes that were simultaneously poignant and philosophical and supremely silly. The album sold a million copies worldwide, introduced the Flaming Lips to a mass audience, and made them one of the best-known cult bands in rock history. Staring at Sound is the tale of the Flaming Lips’s fascinating career (which, in reality, began in 1983) and the many colorful personalities in their orbit, especially Wayne Coyne, their charismatic and visionary founder. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the band, it follows the Flaming Lips through the thriving indie-rock underground of the 1980s and the alternative-rock movement of the early ’90s, during which they found fans in such rock legends as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, and Devo, and respected peers in such acts as the White Stripes, Radiohead, and Beck. It concludes with exclusive coverage of the creation of the group’s latest album, At War with the Mystics.

Something to Tell You

Something to Tell You
Author: Gilbert Herdt,Bruce Koff
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2000-02-05
ISBN: 9780231500210
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something to Tell You Book Excerpt:

Even now, at the end of the twentieth century, many still have difficulty standing up and saying, "I am the parent of a gay child." Something to Tell You recounts the stories of families whose lives have been touched by the discovery that a child is lesbian or gay—how it affects and influences people's perceptions of their children and even changes the self-image of parents themselves. Focusing on fifty average families—not people seen in clinics or therapy—the authors found a consistent pattern of change: first negative, then positive. Sometimes the news led parents and siblings to form stronger bonds with the child, with each other, and with other relatives and friends. In many cases, their child's partner and partner's family grew to assume an important role in their own lives. In some cases, parents and siblings discovered new meaning in their lives through speaking out or joining PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and becoming part of the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. The authors found that families committed to staying together are typically able to overcome the powerful obstacles imposed by society. Something to Tell You also shows the lasting and sometimes tragic consequences for families who falter in the process of integration. Unwilling to accept their child's sexuality, some parents sought to blame each other, and all too often their own relationships unraveled as a result. Others who failed to tell close friends sometimes lost those friends through keeping secrets. Parents who neglected to form bonds with their child's partner fostered climates of alienation that persisted for years. A richly diverse collection of family stories, Something to Tell You is a book that will help break down widespread prejudice and put an end to destructive cultural myths. It affirms families' highest aspirations toward active love for their gay children, showing the steps to take toward new levels of support, solidarity, and love.

Border Situations Crises Postcritical Creativity

Border Situations   Crises   Postcritical Creativity
Author: Hermes A. Kick
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2020-04
ISBN: 3643912870
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Border Situations Crises Postcritical Creativity Book Excerpt:

For none of the central survival problems of mankind, which include the increase of the world population, limited resources, transcultural communication problems and information overload, convincing solution concepts exist so far. The areas of tension mentioned are taken up in this volume and placed in the context of overstrain and rebellion of the individual and society. They are the impetus for philosophical thinking and for the conceptualization of the process-dynamic approach as a survival strategy that leads to practical philosophy. Overcoming the borderline situation shows "what man actually is and can become" (Karl Jaspers). Using numerous examples from the fields of psychotherapy, artistic and political action, this book shows that historical and phenomenological analysis needs to be complemented by a process-dynamic approach.

The First Book of Samuel

The First Book of Samuel
Author: Martin Sicker
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN: 1462044433
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Book of Samuel Book Excerpt:

The subject of this study is the story of Samuel and Saul and the anything but smooth transition of Israel from a tribal confederacy to a centralized state, as presented in the Masoretic text of the First Book of Samuel. The term story rather than history of the transition is employed to describe the subject because the biblical book is a history only in the very special sense of prophetic history, the purpose of which is to inform Israel of the consequences of failure to observe the terms of the divine covenant entered into between God and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai following the exodus from Egypt. Although based on events that were believed to have taken place, the primary focus of prophetic history is on the moral implications of the decisions taken by men rather than the factual accuracy of the details of the events described. The approach taken in this study is concerned primarily with what the biblical narrative purports to tell us in its own special way, and only peripherally with the issues of primary concern to the modern academic studies of biblical texts such as when the text was finalized and by whom, literary analysis of the language employed, comparative analysis of the text and other ancient literature, and other such topics, all of which are of valid intellectual interest but, with some notable exceptions, contribute little to understanding what the authors and editors of the Hebrew text as we have it are trying to teach us.

Slant

Slant
Author: Greg Bear
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 1473206510
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slant Book Excerpt:

In the sixth decade of the twenty-first century, Earth has been transformed. Nanotechnology has been perfected, giving humans the ability to change their environment and themselves down to the cellular level. And the study of the mind has brought a revolution in human psychotherapy and artificial intelligence. It's a sane and perfect world. Almost.

Gabriel s Clock

Gabriel s Clock
Author: Hilton Pashley
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0544301765
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gabriel s Clock Book Excerpt:

"Twelve-year-old Jonathan is half-angel, half-demon, and the only one of his kind. But he has no idea of his true identity, and now a rogue archdemon wants him for his own sinister purpose"--