Captive Paradise

Captive Paradise Author James L. Haley
ISBN-10 9781466855502
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the rigid values of the Calvinists. While Hawaii's royal rulers adopted Christianity, they also fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the American Marines overthrew Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. James L. Haley's Captive Paradise is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. Not for decades has there been such a vibrant and compelling portrait of an extraordinary place and its people.

Mit deinen Augen

Mit deinen Augen Author Kaui Hart Hemmings
ISBN-10 9783641024574
Year 2009-03-11
Pages 384
Language de
Publisher Diana Verlag
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Berührend, klug, unvergesslich – eine großartige Entdeckung Für Matthew bricht eine Welt zusammen, als seine Frau nach einem Unfall nicht mehr aus dem Koma erwacht. Joanie war seine große Liebe – sein Leben. Nun steht er seinen beiden Teenager-Töchtern allein gegenüber, muss Trost spenden, für sie da sein. Oder ist es umgekehrt? Es sind Scottie und Alex, die ihrem Vater beistehen, als er erfährt, dass Joanie ihn jahrelang betrogen hat. Mit Verstand und Gefühl meistern sie es zu dritt, in einer Welt anzukommen, die nicht mehr dieselbe ist ... Für alle Leserinnen von Anita Shreve, Anna McPartlin und Marc Levy.

Lernen von Las Vegas

Lernen von Las Vegas Author Robert Venturi
ISBN-10 3764363622
Year 2001
Pages 216
Language de
Publisher Birkhauser
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Ausgangspunkt fur diese Veroffentlichung, die sich schon lange zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie entwickelt hat, war ein Seminar mit dem Titel -Learning from Las Vegas, or Form Analysis as Design Research- an der Fakultat fur Kunst und Architektur der Yale University 1968."

The Shores of Tripoli

The Shores of Tripoli Author James L. Haley
ISBN-10 9780698164062
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The first novel in award-winning historian James L. Haley’s brilliant adventure series featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna—discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected. Rich with historical detail and cracking with high-wire action, The Shores of Tripoli brings this amazing period in American history to life with brilliant clarity.

A Darker Sea

A Darker Sea Author James L. Haley
ISBN-10 9780698164079
Year 2017-11-14
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution—the War of 1812. At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Author Craig Nelson
ISBN-10 9781451660517
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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“A valuable reexamination” (Booklist, starred review) of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author. The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history. Beginning in 1914, bestselling author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, when Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, attended the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Writing with vivid intimacy, Nelson traces Japan’s leaders as they lurch into ultranationalist fascism, which culminates in their scheme to terrify America with one of the boldest attacks ever waged. Within seconds, the country would never be the same. Backed by a research team’s five years of work, as well as Nelson’s thorough re-examination of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this page-turning and definitive work “weaves archival research, interviews, and personal experiences from both sides into a blow-by-blow narrative of destruction liberally sprinkled with individual heroism, bizarre escapes, and equally bizarre tragedies” (Kirkus Reviews). Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail, and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy’s unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today.

Der verschollene Prinz

Der verschollene Prinz Author C.S. Pacat
ISBN-10 9783641154813
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 320
Language de
Publisher Heyne Verlag
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Eigentlich ist der Kriegerprinz Damen der rechtmäßige Erbe von Akielos, doch dann gerät er in Gefangenschaft und wird in die Sklaverei verkauft – ausgerechnet an Laurent, den Kronprinzen des verfeindeten Königreiches Vere. Laurent ist eitel, arrogant und grausam, und er steht für alles, was Damen hasst. Doch noch während er Fluchtpläne schmiedet, lernt Damen Laurent besser kennen, und schon bald weiß er nicht mehr, was wichtiger für ihn ist: Seinen eigenen Thron zurückzugewinnen oder an Laurents Seite zu kämpfen und das Geheimnis um dessen eiskaltes Herz zu lösen ...

Imperfect Paradise

Imperfect Paradise Author Congwen Shen
ISBN-10 082481715X
Year 1995-01
Pages 537
Language en
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative representation in English of the remarkable Shen Congwen canon, ranging from the polished stories that made him a serious contender for the Nobel literary prize in the 1980s to lesser known, extravagant experimental pieces.