Download E-books Die Faust Gottes: Der Kampf des Deutschen Ordens in Preußen (German Edition) PDF

By Jan Ostheim

Preußen, Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts: Der junge mecklenburgische Ritter Arno hat am seize seiner Mutter das Gelübde abgelegt, für die Verbreitung des christlichen Glaubens zu kämpfen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden schifft er sich als Gastritter ins Hoheitsgebiet des Deutschen Ordens nach Preußen ein. Hier treffen Männer aus allen Teilen des Abendlandes zusammen und formieren sich trotz anfänglicher Differenzen zu einer schlagkräftigen Einheit. Gemeinsam sind sie an brutalen Auseinandersetzungen der Deutschritter mit dem Fürstentum Litauen und dem Königreich Polen beteiligt. Doch die aufkeimende Liebe zu einer Litauerin sowie die Erkenntnis, dass der polnische König bereits den christlichen Glauben angenommen hat, bringen Arnos Weltbild ins Wanken. Einmal mehr fragen sich die Freunde: Tun sie hier wirklich Gottes Werk? Doch das Schicksal ist unerbittlich. Bei Tannenberg stellt sich der Deutsche Orden der gewaltigen Streitmacht aus Polen und Litauern zur entscheidenden Schlacht.

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Download E-books The Dark Frigate PDF

By Charles Boardman Hawes

In 17th century England, a poor coincidence forces orphaned Philip Marsham to escape London in worry for his existence. Bred to the ocean, he indicators on with the "Rose of Devon," a dismal frigate certain for the quiet seashores of Newfoundland.

Philip's daring spirit and data of the ocean quickly win him his captain's regard. but if the "Rose of Devon" is seized in midocean by way of a devious workforce of fellows plucked from a floating ruin, Philip is compelled to accompany those "gentlemen of fortune" on their murderous expeditions. love it or now not, Philip Marsham is now a pirate--with simply the hangman looking ahead to his go back to England.

With its bloody battles, brutal buccaneers, and ambitious, lively hero, this rousing story will enthrall younger listeners looking for seafaring experience.

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Download E-books I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8) PDF

By Lauren Tarshis

The catastrophe felt world wide . . .

Visiting his dad's native land in Japan 4 months after his father's dying will be tough adequate for Ben. yet one morning the soreness turns to worry: first, an important earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, approximately toppling his uncle's condominium. Then the sea waters upward thrust and Ben and his relations are swept away-and pulled apart-by a bad tsunami.

Now Ben is on my own, stranded in a wierd kingdom one million miles from domestic. Can he struggle challenging sufficient to outlive essentially the most epic mess ups of all time?

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Download E-books Unsinkable (Titanic, No. 1) PDF

By Gordon Korman

The final action/adventure trilogy starts, with no 1 bestselling writer Gordon Korman plunging readers into the guts of the Titanic.

The big is intended to be unsinkable, yet because it starts off its maiden voyage, there is lots of probability anticipating 4 of its younger passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a perilous previous. Sophie's mom is brought to the send by means of police - after she and Sophie were arrested. Juliana's father is an eccentric whose riches can slightly conceal his insanity. And Alfie is hiding a mystery which could get him kicked off the send immediately.
The lives of those 4 passengers may be ceaselessly associated with the destiny of large. And the farther they get from shore, the extra the risk looms. . . .

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Download E-books Prisoner for Liberty (On My Own History (Paperback)) PDF

By Marty Rhodes Figley

James Forten knew how vital freedom was once. He was once a unfastened African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. while the yankee Revolution begun in 1776, James was once too younger to aid struggle for freedom from British rule. yet in 1781, at age fifteen, he took a role at the Royal Louis, an American send. A British warship quickly captured the Royal Louis. James was once taken prisoner. The British frequently offered African American prisoners into slavery. What might occur to James? may he ever see his kinfolk back?

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Download E-books Terrible Swift Sword (The Lost Regiment Series Book 3) PDF

By William R. Forstchen

The struggle for survival and liberty maintains with Andrew Keane absolutely conscious that any miscalculation within the struggle opposed to the Hordes could lead on to defeat, slaughter or even overall annihilation. His troops comprise the 2 Civil battle regiments transplanted to this international besides descendants of Russian, Roman and Carthaginian heritage.

The Tugars have joined with the dominant Merki, and the Hordes’ successes reason a retreat by means of Keane and survivors. yet Keane has a plan which can purchase the people time to get well and struggle again.

A terrific novel in a chain that appeals to Civil battle lovers and different background buffs in addition to technology fiction and armed forces event readers.

“The misplaced Regiment sequence strikes like a bullet… an exceptional read.”

- Locus Magazine

"With invoice Forstchen, you will get the superior event writing in years!" 
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"One of the main fascinating writers this day within the box of old and army technological know-how fiction." 
- Harry Turtledove, writer of THE weapons OF THE SOUTH and the way FEW stay 

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"A parallel international novel of majestic sweep and gripping intensity." 
- L. Sprague de Camp, writer of LEST DARKNESS FALL and the traditional ENGINEERS 

"Bill Forstchen is extremely revered within the army background group simply because he's the one one operating within the box who knows the operational facets of conflict, in addition to the tactical and the policy/Strategic levels."

- Dr. Dennis Showalter, prior President of the Society for army historical past, writer of TANNENBERG: conflict OF EMPIRES

William R. Forstchen is the writer of approximately 40 books, has a Ph.D. in heritage from Purdue college and is a college Fellow at Montreat university. He has a wide spectrum of works together with technology fiction and delusion, ancient fiction, exchange heritage, a number of scholarly works, a variety of brief tales and articles and a near-future mystery ONE moment AFTER, its coming near near sequel 12 months AFTER, and PILLAR TO THE SKY.

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Download E-books Our Little Roman Cousin of Long Ago (Yesterday's Classics) (Our Little Cousins of Long Ago) PDF

By Julia Darrow Cowles

Throughout the tale of Marcus and his development to manhood within the remaining days of the Roman Republic, we find a lot approximately existence and customs in historic Rome. We accompany Marcus as he learns his classes at school, joins his father on a visit to the Senate, can pay a trip to his father's farm, and watches the triumph of a successful normal. The crowning second comes while Marcus assumes the toga, the mark of a Roman citizen. compatible for a long time eight and up.

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Download E-books Schwarze Spitzen: Ein Inspektor-Pitt-Roman (German Edition) PDF

By Anne Perry

Ein brisanter Fall für Inspektor Pitt

Bei einem model kommt die engagierte Mrs Shaw ums Leben. Doch Inspektor Pitt glaubt, dass sie das Opfer einer schrecklichen Verwechslung wurde und der Täter es vielmehr auf ihren Mann, einen umstrittenen Arzt, abgesehen hatte. Kann Pitt ihn rechtzeitig warnen?

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Download E-books Heart of a Samurai PDF

By Margi Preus

In 1841, a eastern fishing vessel sinks. Its team is pressured to swim to a small, unknown island, the place they're rescued by way of a passing American send. Japan's borders stay closed to all Western international locations, so the workforce units off to the USA, studying English at the way.

Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and desirous to research every thing he can approximately this new tradition. finally the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his domestic in New England. The boy lives for it slow in New England, after which heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After a long time, he makes it again to Japan, basically to be imprisoned as an intruder. together with his hard-won wisdom of the West, Manjiro is in a different place to cajole the shogun to ease open the limits round Japan; he will also in attaining his not going dream of turning into a samurai.

Accolades and compliment for Heart of a Samurai

  • 2011 Newbery Honor ebook
  • New York instances Bestseller
  • NPR Backseat publication membership decide

"A outstanding biographical novel through Margi Preus." -Wall highway Journal


"It's a vintage fish-out-of-water tale (although this fish is going into the water repeatedly), and it's accurately this vintage constitution that provides the unconventional the reliable bones of a undying story. Backeted through gritty seafaring episodes—salty and bloody sufficient to guarantee us that Preus has performed her research—the book's center is its center part, within which Manjiro, allegedly the 1st jap to set foot in the United States, offers with the bias and promise of a brand new global. via eastern culture, Manjiro was once destined to be not more than a humble fisherman, but if his 10-year saga ends, he has develop into a lot more."
Booklist, starred review


"Illustrated with Manjiro's personal pencil drawings as well as different archival fabric and unique paintings from Tamaki, it is a eye-catching fictionalized (although significantly devoted) retelling of the boy's adventures. taking pictures his ask yourself, notable willingness to profit, the unfairness he encountered and how he finally stimulated officers in Japan to open the rustic, this hugely wonderful page-turner."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"Stunning debut novel. Preus locations readers within the younger man's footwear, no matter if he's on a boat or in a jap felony. Her deftness in writing is obvious in poignant scenes, one within which Manjiro realizes the similarities among the japanese and the americans and the opposite whilst he reunites along with his jap family."
School Library Journal, starred review


"Preus mixes truth with fiction in a story that's immediately adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and aggravating in its depictions of early anti-Asian sentiment. She succeeds in making readers think every piece as "other" as Manjiro, whereas exhibiting the United States at its top and worst via his eyes."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"First-time novelist Preus turns the genuine tale of Manjiro into an action-packed boy's event tale."
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