Description : "A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.
Description : At the end of the First World War, Germany was demonized. The Treaty of Versailles contained a "war guilt" clause pinning the blame on the aggression of Germany and accusing her of supreme offence against international morality. THIRTEEN DAYS rejects this thesis. Clive Ponting has made a thorough study of the incredibly complex international diplomatic documents. His interpretation rejects also the thesis that Europe in 1914 had reached such a boiling it was bound to erupt or that the origins of the war lay in a mighty arms race. Instead, he argues that the war occured because of the situation in the Balkans, while he give full weight to Austrial Hungary's desire to cripple Serbia instead of negotiating and to Russia's mulitaristic programme of expansion. Clive Ponting begins with a dramatic recreation of the assassination in Sarajevo (he agrees that this was the starting point). He then examines what happened in the 13 days that led to war. His story criss-crosses Europe city by city - Belgrade, Paris, London, Budapest, St Petersburg, Vienna, Rome etc - and describes developments day by day, latterly indeed hour by hour, as the tension builds.
Description : A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016. When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father's ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they're more than happy to take his son. It isn't fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead. Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about.
Description : A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. The sequel to Thirteen Days of Midnight, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016. Luke Manchett used to be one of the most popular boys at school. That was before his necromancer father died and left him a host of vengeful ghosts that wanted him dead. Now everyone thinks he's a freak. To make matters worse, the mysterious new girl at school is actually the daughter of his father's deadliest enemy... And she's out for revenge.
Description : This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations. A half-century after the event it is surely time to demonstrate, once and for all, that RFK's Thirteen Days and the personal memoirs of other ExComm members cannot be taken seriously as historically accurate accounts of the ExComm meetings.
Description : The Everything Online Auctions Book is an inside look at how to buy or sell anything on eBay and other notable online auction sites. Steve Encell, one of the most successful dealers in the field of online auctions, gives readers the real low down on the online marketplace. Includes: Finding the right sites to buy or sell Tips on how to avoid scams, fraud, and identity theft Taking advantage of perks and promotions Organizing and maximizing business earning potential 50-plus screenshots for step-by-step instruction
Description : “An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that”- Guillermo del Toro It’s Ray’s and Sandra’s first family holiday in Greece, on the island of Vasilema. The skies are cloudier than anywhere else in Greece, and they’re intrigued by local eccentricities—the lack of mirrors, the outsize beach umbrellas, the saint’s day celebrated with an odd nocturnal ritual. Why are there islanders who seem to follow the family wherever they go? Why do Sandra and the teenage grandchildren have strangely similar dreams? Has Sandra been granted a wish she didn’t know she made? Before their holiday is over, some of the family may learn too much about the secret that keeps the island alive. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Description : 'The Rough Guide to Travel Online' shows you how to make the web work for you as you plan, book and enjoy your next trip - anywhere in the world. In plain English, it explains how to - Research any destination or special interest that appeals to you; Find the cheapest ticket for flights and ferries, buses and trains; Buy your holiday online with complete security; Choose and reserve a hotel, B&B, self-catering rental, or hostel before you leave home; Contact tour companies that specialize in your favourite sports and activities; Find out about visa and health requirements the easy way; Check the climate and exchange rates before you set off; Stay in touch with home and work while you're out on the road. Drawing on Rough Guides' unrivalled expertise in international travel, this book will help you find the perfect short break or the holiday of a lifetime - whatever your budget.
Description : A breath-taking escape story that reveals the power of technology to connect people across cultures with life-saving results. Growing up in Yemen, Mohammed Al Samawi was smart, bookish, and committed to his faith. He had little interest in the non-Muslim world, beyond an intense hostility to Islam’s enemies. All that changed when a teacher lent him a copy of the Bible, sparking his interest in other faiths. Venturing online, he began to connect with people of different cultures from all around the world, and started the improbable journey from dreaming of taking vengeance on the ‘infidels’ to devoting his life to inter-faith dialogue. But then Yemen crumbled into war. Trapped and alone under bombardment, he managed to get online and put his life in the hands of a rag-tag group of Facebook friends he barely knew. Near-strangers to each another, with zero experience in military strategy, the team of four, spanning New York, San Francisco, and Tel Aviv, achieved the seemingly impossible. They crowd-sourced escape routes and activated their networks to help save Mohammed from certain death. The Fox Hunt is an exhilarating real-life survival story of faith, curiosity, and the power of human connection in the face of conflict.