Over the Hills and Far Away:The Escapades and Winning Ways of Harford Logan and His Border Collies Harford Logan/ Joanne McHardy
Written by two leading authorities and filled with informative illustrations, from inscriptions and armor to reconstruction paintings and contemporary reenactment groups. The legions of Rome were among the greatest fighting forces in history. For almost half a millennium they secured the known world under the power of the Caesars. This pioneering account gathers together the stories of each and every individual legion, telling the tales of their triumphs and defeats as they policed the empire and enlarged its borders. • Part I examines the legions of the Republic from Rome’s foundation to Caesar’s legions and those of Octavian and Mark Antony in the civil wars. • Part II provides ´´biographies” of all forty-five legions from 31 BC to the third century AD. • Part III discusses the legions of Late Antiquity in the declining years of Rome’s hegemony. • Datafiles on each legion and detailed box features on major topics complement the text.
Die stinkreiche Joanne schikaniert auf ihrer Luxusyacht das Personal nach Strich und Faden. Als sie in trunkenem Zustand über Bord fällt und das Gedächtnis verliert, leugnet ihr Ehemann Grant, sie zu kennen. Dean, ein um seinen Lohn betrogener Zimmermann, rächt sich an ihr, indem er sie als seine Frau ausgibt. Die Ahnungslose hat nun einen heruntergekommenen Haushalt und vier verwilderte Kinder zu versorgen. Wider Erwarten bringt sie Ordnung in Deans Leben, bis zufällig ihr Ehemann auftaucht und Joanne sich an ihr früheres Leben erinnert. Bald merkt sie, dass sie sich zu sehr verändert hat und kehrt zu Dean und den Kindern zurück.
Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by lightning, at dinner next to a commanding general, and slogging through the mud along a line of foxholes. You see the war through the eyes of one of the first women officially allowed in the combat zone. When Joann Puffer Kotcher left for Vietnam in 1966, she was fresh out of the University of Michigan with a year of teaching and a year as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly in Korea. All she wanted was to go someplace exciting. In Vietnam she visited troops from the Central Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the South China Sea to the Cambodian border. At four duty stations, she set up recreation centers and made mobile visits wherever commanders requested. That included Special Forces teams in remote combat zone jungles. Donut Dolly is Kotcher´s personal view of the war, recorded in a journal kept during her tour, day by day as she experienced it. It is a faithful representation of the twists and turns of the turbulent, controversial time. While in Vietnam Kotcher was once abducted; dodged an ambush in the Δ talked with a true war hero in a hospital who had charged a machine gun; and had a conversation with a prostitute. A rare account of an American Red Cross volunteer in Vietnam, Donut Dolly will appeal to those interested in the Vietnam War, to those who have interest in the military, and to women aspiring to go beyond the ordinary. Branson Stars and Flags Award, 2012. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beverly Ann Astley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043021/bk_acx0_043021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Late one night, exploring her father´s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to ´´My dear and unfortunate successor´´, and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father´s past and her mother´s mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known, and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself, to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed, and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler´s dark reign, and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000022/bk_twuk_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book two in the new crime series featuring forensic psychologist Paula McGuire working in the missing persons unit in Northern Ireland: A nail biting story that will keep you up all night. A stolen baby. A murdered woman. A decades-old atrocity. Something connects them all... A month before Christmas, and Ballyterrin on the Irish border lies under a thick pall of snow. When a newborn baby goes missing from hospital, it´s all too close to home for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire, who´s wrestling with the hardest decision of her life. Then a woman is found in a stone circle with her stomach cut open and it´s clear a brutal killer is on the loose. As another child is taken and a pregnant woman goes missing, Paula is caught up in the hunt for a killer no one can trace, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. The Dead Ground will leave you gasping for breath as Paula discovers every decision she makes really is a matter of life and death... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanne King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000331/bk_head_000331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The start of an exciting new series featuring forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Not everyone who´s missing is lost. When two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, Paula Maguire has to return to the hometown she left years before. Swirling with rumour and secrets, the town is gripped by fear of a serial killer. But the truth could be even darker. Not everyone who´s lost wants to be found. Surrounded by people and places she tried to forget, Paula digs into the cases as the truth twists further away. What´s the link with two other disappearances from 1985? And why does everything lead back to the town´s dark past - including the reasons her own mother went missing years before? Nothing is what it seems. As the shocking truth is revealed, Paula learns that sometimes, it´s better not to find what you´ve lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanne King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000222/bk_head_000222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.