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Vienna Prelude
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Zion Covenant (Paperback)
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1414301073
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elisa Lindheim, of Jewish heritage, and New York Times reporter John Murphy become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger, and conspiracy.

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    Vienna Prelude
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0764224271
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elisa Lindheim, of Jewish heritage, and John Murphy, New York Times reporter, become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger, and conspiracy.

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    Vienna Prelude
  • Author : Bodie Thoene
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1556610661
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Americans
  • Elisa Lindheim, of Jewish heritage, and John Murphy, New York Times reporter, become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger, and conspiracy.

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    Writer to Writer
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1556610424
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  • Genre : Reference
  • A highly successful writing team shares a wealth of practical knowledge on the whys and hows of writing. Filled with personal anecdotes and humor, Writer to Writer can help a beginning writer, as well as give valuable tips to a published author.

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    The Zion Covenant
  • Author : Bodie Thoene
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1556617801
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Zion Covenant
  • Author : Bodie Thoene
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1556617607
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Zion Chronicles
  • Author : Bodie Thoene
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1556617542
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Israel
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    Against the Wind
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Center Point Pub
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 1611730457
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • As German Stukas circle in British skies, bombing London in repeated air raids, famous violinist Elisa Lindheim Murphy and her journalist husband, John, make an agonizing decision to send their three children to safety in America. But what about all the Jewish refugees left behind in England? Elisa will face the greatest trial of her life as she travels with evacuee children on seas made treacherous by Nazi U-boats.

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    If I Were You: A Novel
  • Author : Lynn Austin
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781496437327
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A stunning historical saga of hardship and desire in wartime. . . . Readers won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough [in this] . . . unique take on the traditional World War 2 tale.” —Library Journal From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award–winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood, self-discovery, and romance set against the backdrop of WW2. 1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve’s secrets—and the complicated history of their friendship—to the surface. 1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve’s mother served as a lady’s maid for Audrey’s mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force . . . until a greater threat—Nazi invasion—reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey’s brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen. This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.

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    Prelude to Terror
  • Author : Helen MacInnes
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781781164389
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Art may soothe the soul and stimulate the mind but it doesn't save one's life from terrorists' bombs or bullets.” New York art expert Colin Grant takes on an easy commission: to travel to Vienna and bid on a priceless Old Master on behalf of a Texan millionaire. The painting has been smuggled out of Hungary by a defector, and Grant must get it at any cost, while keeping his employer's name a secret. But all is not as it seems. No sooner has Grant landed in Austria than his seemingly simple assignment turns into a nightmare, as he finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy to unleash a wave of international terrorism. Grant must now navigate a hidden and terrifying world, as he and the woman he loves become pawns in a war between the secret armies of East and West.

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    Prague Counterpoint
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Zion Covenant (Paperback)
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1414301081
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Although safe in Prague, violinist Elisa Lindheim grieves over her hometown of Vienna as Nazi forces lay waste to the city, and she must decide whether to help twin boys Charles and Louis or remain with the Jewish Underground.

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    The Imperial Laboratory
  • Author : Galina Kichigina
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9789042026582
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  • Genre : History
  • Following a humiliating defeat in the Crimean War, the Russian Empire found herself exposed due to major deficiencies in her infrastructure. To gain from European scientific, technical and educational advancements, the Russian Government began to permit studies abroad and relaxed censorship, which brought a new flood of literature into the country. These measures enormously facilitated the growth of Russian science, medicine and education in the late nineteenth century, taking the Empire into a fascinating era of laboratory research, a new cultural and intellectual tradition. The Imperial Laboratorytells the story of the lives and studies of the leading Russian and German clinician–experimenters who played critical roles in the integration of physics and chemistry into physiology and clinical medicine. A principal theme is the major transformations undergone in military medicine and education. Using a wide range of Russian and German primary sources, this book offers a unique English-language insight into Russian physiology and medicine that will be of interest to both historians and doctors, as well as anyone interested in Russian science and culture.

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    Vienna and Versailles
  • Author : Jeroen Duindam,Jeroen Frans Jozef Duindam,Professor Jeroen Duindam,Lecturer in History Royal Holloway and Bedford New College Lyndal Roper
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 0521822629
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • This book brings vividly to life the courtiers and servants of the imperial court in Vienna and the royal court at Paris-Versailles. Drawing on a wealth of material masterfully set in a comparative context, the book makes a unique contribution to the field of court studies. Staff, numbers, costs and hierarchies; daily routines and ceremonies; court favourites and the nature of rulership; the integrative and centripetal forces of the central courtly establishment: all are seen in a long-term, comparative perspective that highlights both the similarities and the distinctiveness of developments in France and the Habsburg lands. In the process, most conventional views of each court - and of court life in general - are challenged, and an alternative interpretation emerges. Finally, by relocating the household in the heart of the early modern state, Vienna and Versailles forces us to rethink the process of statebuilding and the notion of 'absolutism'.

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    Munich Signature
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Zion Covenant (Paperback)
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 141430109X
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elisa has an opportunity to destroy Hitler's power, while hundreds of Jewish refugees set sail on a freighter.

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    The Last Waltz
  • Author : John Suchet
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781250094100
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Captured in a beautiful package, including more than fifty color photographs, The Last Waltz tells the intriguing story of of the Viennese Strauss family known for producing some of the best known, best loved music of the nineteenth century. Johann and Josef Strauss, the Waltz Kings, composed hundreds of instantly recognizable and enduring melodies, including The Blue Danube Waltz, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Voices of Spring and The Radetzky March. Their iconic music has been featured on the scores of nearly a thousand films. Yet despite their success, this was a family riven with tension, feuds and jealousy, living in a country that was undergoing seismic upheaval. Through the personal and political chaos, the Strauss family continued to compose music to which the Viennese – anxious to forget their troubles – could dance and drank champagne, even as their country hurtled towards oblivion at the hands of the First World War. Classical music expert and radio host John Suchet skillfully portrays this gripping story, capturing the family dramas, the tensions, triumphs and disasters against the turbulent backdrop of Austria in the nineteenth century, from revolution to regicide.

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    The Exiles Return
  • Author : Elisabeth de Waal
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250045799
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES SET IN THE ASHES OF POST–SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA, A POWERFUL, SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILES RETURNING HOME FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER FLEEING HITLER'S DEADLY REIGN Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different circumstances, who must come to terms with a city in painful recovery. There is Kuno Adler, a Jewish research scientist, who is tired of his unfulfilling existence in America; Theophil Kanakis, a wealthy Greek businessman, seeking to plunder some of the spoils of war; Marie-Theres, a brooding teenager, sent by her parents in hopes that the change of scene will shake her out of her funk; and Prince "Bimbo" Grein, a handsome young man with a title divested of all its social currency. With immaculate precision and sensitivity, de Waal, an exile herself, captures a city rebuilding and relearning its identity, and the people who have to do the same. Mesmerizing and tragic, de Waal has written a masterpiece of European literature, an artifact revealing a moment in our history, clear as a snapshot, but timeless as well.

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    The Gates of Zion
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Zion Chronicles (Paperback)
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 1414301022
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Photojournalist Ellie Warne unwittingly becomes the target of a sinister plan when she takes pictures of some ancient scrolls in 1947 Jerusalem.

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    Day After Night
  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781847377104
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Atlit is a holding camp for "illegal" immigrants in Israel in 1945. There, about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past. Diamant, with infinite compassion and understanding, tells the stories of the women gathered in this place. Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans. Leonie is a Parisian beauty. Tedi is Dutch, a strapping blond who wants only to forget. Zorah survived Auschwitz. Haunted by unspeakable memories and too many losses to bear, these young women, along with a stunning cast of supporting characters who work in or pass through Atlit, begin to find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience, as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves and discovering a way to live again.

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    Vienna & Chicago, Friends Or Foes?
  • Author : Mark Skousen
  • Publisher : Captial Press
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105114116655
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Two Views of Vienna and Chicago, Friends or Foes? From the Chicago School: "This tale is thorough, thoughtful, even-handed, and highly readable. All economists, of whatever school, will find it both instructive and entertaining." ?Milton Friedman From the Austrian School: "In this upbeat tale of two schools, Skousen gives us a delightful blend of theory, history, and political science, and shows that there is much common ground and scope for development." ?Roger W. Garrison

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    The Compromise of Return
  • Author : Elizabeth Anthony
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0814348122
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Explores the realities that Viennese Jews' faced while reestablishing their lives upon returning home after the Holocaust.

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    Deadly Safari
  • Author : Lisa Harris
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780369717405
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Can an undercover bodyguard keep her alive? Texas Ranger Alex Markham lands an unusual assignment—protecting an ambassador's daughter on the African savannah. No one—not even wildlife filmmaker Meghan Jordan herself—can know his true identity. The stubborn but beautiful Meghan is nothing like the bookish woman he expected...and neither is his unguarded reaction to her. For the cowboy-turned-cop, the routine babysitting assignment turns into a life-saving mission when poachers target the unsuspecting beauty. But when Meghan learns the truth of Alex’s identity, can she forgive him before their chances for a future are destroyed forever? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

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    Warsaw Requiem
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Zion Covenant (Paperback)
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 141430112X
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lori Ibsen and Jacob Kalner flee to Danzig to evade Hitler's bombers while Peter Wallich seeks refuge with the Jews of Warsaw.

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    The Lions of July
  • Author : William Jannen
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038428697
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  • Genre : History
  • Examines the causes of World War I, and looks at how the actions of leaders determined to avoid war actually led to war.

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    Kristallnacht
  • Author : Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9780061121357
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • In the early hours of November 10, 1938, Nazi storm troopers and Hitler Youth rampaged through Jewish neighborhoods across Germany, leaving behind them a horrifying trail of terror and destruction. More than a thousand synagogues and many thousands of Jewish shops were destroyed, while thirty thousand Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Kristallnacht—the Night of Broken Glass—was a decisive stage in the systematic eradication of a people who traced their origins in Germany to Roman times and was a sinister forewarning of the Holocaust. With rare insight and acumen, Martin Gilbert examines this night and day of terror, presenting readers with a meticulously researched, masterfully written, and eye-opening study of one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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    Kristallnacht
  • Author : James Deem
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0766033244
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • "Discusses Kristallnacht, a four-day pogrom instigated by the Nazis against Germany's Jews, including stories from the victims, witnesses and perpetrators of the attack, and how it marked the beginning of the Holocaust"--Provided by publisher.

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    The Need for Roots
  • Author : Simone Weil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781000082791
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Hailed by Andre Gide as the patron saint of all outsiders, Simone Weil's short life was ample testimony to her beliefs. In 1942 she fled France along with her family, going firstly to America. She then moved back to London in order to work with de Gaulle. Published posthumously The Need for Roots was a direct result of this collaboration. Its purpose was to help rebuild France after the war. In this, her most famous book, Weil reflects on the importance of religious and political social structures in the life of the individual. She wrote that one of the basic obligations we have as human beings is to not let another suffer from hunger. Equally as important, however, is our duty towards our community: we may have declared various human rights, but we have overlooked the obligations and this has left us self-righteous and rootless. She could easily have been issuing a direct warning to us today, the citizens of Century 21.

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    Darkness at Noon
  • Author : Arthur Koestler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781476785554
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Fiction
  • First published in 1941, a classic portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin's rule finds him agonizingly reflecting on his ironic career under the totalitarian movement.

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  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Intermedia Publishing Group
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 1937654044
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "When the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression plunges America into despair, a previously little-known but charmingly charismatic politician rides into the White House on a mantra of Expectation and Transformation. What will be the ultimate price to be paid for massive government bail-out programs and an ever increasing level of government intrusion into American lives? As biblical prophecy unfolds, nationally-syndicated radio host and political commentator Tom Beckett senses that all is not as it seems; that the story behind the story is much more complex than most Americans imagine. But even he is not prepared for the sinister forces he encounters in the world of ICON. His life, his family, his nation, and the world stand on the brink of the abyss."--p. [4] of cover.

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    Managing Complexity in Social Systems
  • Author : Christoph E. Mandl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9783030016456
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Why do policies and strategies often fail, and what can be done about it? How can complexity be managed in cases where it cannot be reduced? The answers to these questions are anything but trivial, and can only be found by combining insights from complexity science, system dynamics, system theory and systems thinking. Rooted in the seminal works of Gregory Bateson, Jay Forrester, Donella Meadows, Peter Senge, W. Brian Arthur, John Sterman and Thomas Schelling, this book bridges the gap between rigorous science and real-life experience to explore the potential and limitations of leverage points in implementing policies and strategies. It also presents diagnostic tools to help recognize system archetypes, as well as the powerful language of stock and flow diagrams, which allows us to think in terms of circular causality. These tools are subsequently employed to thoroughly analyze particularly thorny problems such as global climate change, the tragedy of the commons, path dependence, diffusion of innovations, and exponential growth of inequality.

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    Chasing Chopin
  • Author : Annik LaFarge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781501188725
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "The Frédéric Chopin Annik LaFarge presents here is not the melancholy, sickly, romantic figure so often portrayed. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language, an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher, a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution and exile. In Chasing Chopin she follows in his footsteps during the three years, 1837-1840, when he composed his iconic "Funeral March"-dum dum da dum-using its composition story to illuminate the key themes of his life: a deep attachment to his Polish homeland; his complex relationship with writer George Sand; their harrowing but consequential sojourn on Majorca; the rapidly developing technology of the piano, which enabled his unique tone and voice; social and political revolution in 1830s Paris; friendship with other artists, from the famous Eugène Delacroix to the lesser known, yet notorious in his time, Marquis de Custine. Each of these threads-musical, political, social, personal-is woven through the "Funeral March" in Chopin's Opus 35 sonata, a melody so famous it's known around the world even to people who know nothing about classical music. But it is not, as LaFarge discovered, the piece of music we think we know. As part of her research into Chopin's world, then and now, LaFarge visited piano makers, monuments, churches, and archives; she talked to scholars, jazz musicians, video game makers, software developers, music teachers, theater directors, and of course dozens of pianists. The result is extraordinary: an engrossing, page-turning work of musical discovery and an artful portrayal of a man whose work and life continue to inspire artists and cultural innovators in astonishing ways"--

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    Prisoner of Night and Fog
  • Author : Anne Blankman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780062278838
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A gripping historical thriller set in 1930s Munich, Prisoner of Night and Fog is the evocative story of an ordinary girl faced with an extraordinary choice in Hitler's Germany. Fans of Code Name Verity will love this novel full of romance, danger, and intrigue! Gretchen Müller grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf—who has kept her family cherished and protected from that side of society ever since her father sacrificed his life for Dolf's years ago. Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command. When she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen, who claims that her father was actually murdered by an unknown comrade, Gretchen doesn't know what to believe. She soon discovers that beyond her sheltered view lies a world full of shadowy secrets and disturbing violence. As Gretchen's investigations lead her to question the motives and loyalties of her dearest friends and her closest family, she must determine her own allegiances—even if her choices could get her and Daniel killed.

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    Jerusalem Interlude
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 9781414301105
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • During the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, musicians Shimon and Leah Feldstein flee to the Holy Land, only to find that the Muslim Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has joined forces with Hitler to eradicate the Jews from the Earth.

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    Red on the River
  • Author : Christine Feehan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780593439142
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan goes all in with this sexy romantic thriller set among the dangers—both man-made and natural—of Nevada’s breathtaking landscape. Vienna Mortenson isn’t your typical gambler. She prefers to stay under the radar, using her poker winnings to support her family and her community, including the local search and rescue team, which she heads up. Out in the backcountry there’s no time for hesitation when lives are on the line. Vienna prides herself on being tough and decisive. She’s not the sort to make a fool of herself over a guy, especially one who left her high and dry without a backward glance. Zale Vizzini’s job constantly puts him in harm’s way. Working undercover and disappearing for months at a time isn’t exactly a recipe for a stable relationship. Despite the challenges and the risks, Zale wants something real with Vienna. He just needed time to figure out how to be in her life without putting her in danger. Now, he’s determined to win her back, and he’s ready to lay all his cards on the table. As their friends’ wedding approaches, Zale takes advantage of the festivities to make a play for Vienna’s heart. But there are more deadly forces waiting to strike in the rugged terrain of Nevada and the western Sierras. Soon both of their lives are threatened, and the odds are stacked against them....

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    Women and Socialism, Socialism and Women
  • Author : Helmut Gruber,Pamela Graves,Pamela M. Graves,ontributors
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN : 1571811524
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • A pioneering attempt to place the role of women within history during the inter-war years when both women's and socialist movements became prominent, this comparative study includes 11 west European countries.

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    Danzig Passage
  • Author : Bodie Thoene,Brock Thoene
  • Publisher : Zion Covenant (Paperback)
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 1414301111
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Following Kristal Nacht, two families face the reality of life under Nazi rule as their relatives are arrested for helping Jews, and they dream of escaping to Danzig, the only place that offers hope.

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    The Mauritian Shekel
  • Author : Geneviève Pitot
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0742508552
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • "In 1940 thousands of Jews were trying to flee Nazi persecution in Europe. This is the little-known story of a group of 1,600 Jewish refugees who, having escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe, were refused entry into Palestine by the British in 1940 because they were considered "illegal" immigrants. Their deportation after landing in the Promised Land - Eretz, Israel - was unique. As a deterrent to others, they were deported to Mauritius, a remote island in the Indian Ocean. They were detained in a Mauritian prison until the end of the war and were deprived of all basic human rights - even that of family life. This story sheds light on the British government's lack of understanding of the critical problem facing Jewish refugees at that time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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    In the Midst of Civilized Europe
  • Author : Jeffrey Veidlinger
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9781250116260
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  • Genre : History
  • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD * SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE “The mass killings of Jews from 1918 to 1921 are a bridge between local pogroms and the extermination of the Holocaust. No history of that Jewish catastrophe comes close to the virtuosity of research, clarity of prose, and power of analysis of this extraordinary book. As the horror of events yields to empathetic understanding, the reader is grateful to Veidlinger for reminding us what history can do.” —Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands Between 1918 and 1921, over a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine by peasants, townsmen, and soldiers who blamed the Jews for the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In hundreds of separate incidents, ordinary people robbed their Jewish neighbors with impunity, burned down their houses, ripped apart their Torah scrolls, sexually assaulted them, and killed them. Largely forgotten today, these pogroms—ethnic riots—dominated headlines and international affairs in their time. Aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of complete extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions would come true. Drawing upon long-neglected archival materials, including thousands of newly discovered witness testimonies, trial records, and official orders, acclaimed historian Jeffrey Veidlinger shows for the first time how this wave of genocidal violence created the conditions for the Holocaust. Through stories of survivors, perpetrators, aid workers, and governmental officials, he explains how so many different groups of people came to the same conclusion: that killing Jews was an acceptable response to their various problems. In riveting prose, In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century.

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    Roanoke
  • Author : Angela Elwell Hunt
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 061589187X
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : America
  • In 1587, a group of would-be colonists set sail from England and later landed on Roanoke Island, now part of North Carolina's outer banks. Their ship returned to England, and the settlers were never heard from again. This is the story of what could have happened to them ...

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    Where We Belong
  • Author : Lynn Austin
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781493412181
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Adventure of a Lifetime for Two Indomitable Socialite Sisters In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert--and into a sandstorm. Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more dangerous and uncertain, the four travelers sift through memories of their past, recalling the events that shaped them and the circumstances that brought them to this time and place.