Description : A Look over My Shoulder begins with President Nixon’s attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Richard Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States. Helms served on the German desk at OSS headquarters in London; subsequently, he was assigned to Allen Dulles’s Berlin office in postwar Germany. On his return to Washington, Helms assumed responsibility for the OSS carryover operations in Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe. He remained in this post until the Central Intelligence Agency was formed in 1947. At CIA, Helms served in many positions, ultimately becoming the organization’s director from 1966 to 1973. He was appointed ambassador to Iran later that year and retired from government service in January 1977. It was often thought that Richard Helms, who served longer in the Central Intelligence Agency than anyone else, would never tell his story, but here it is–revealing, news-making, and with candid assessments of the controversies and triumphs of a remarkable career. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Born Gerhard Fabian in Stuttgart, Germany on 11th January 1934, Garry's early years of life were spent travelling between countries to avoid persecution by the Nazis. In 1935 his family moved to Bodenback, Czechoslovakia, to avoid the ramifications of the Nuremberg Laws. With news of Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia, Garry and his mother travelled to Trenchin in Slovakia, then to Brno in Moravia to meet his father, then finally travelled to Prague by the end of 1938. Life in Prague was difficult for his family and they were forced to live under false documents. A steady income was generated by Garry's father's 'illegal' employment as a chauffeur, and the sale of his mother's hand-made items. During this time, Garry did not attend school but received private tuition. Life was difficult, however worse was to come. In November 1942, Garry and his family were deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto, established a year earlier in order to house those considered 'undesirables' by the Nazi regime. There the Fabian family were confronted with filthy living quarters, disease infested conditions and a diet that resulted in malnutrition. Garry endured, in succession, the measles, chicken pox and whooping cough. Initially Garry wandered the camp aimlessly, but was later put to work in the tailoring shop. In time, he came to understand the culture that had developed in the camp and even gained an invaluable education provided by an elderly teacher. In May 1945, the ghetto was liberated by the Russian Army. Out of 15,000 children that entered the ghetto only 150 survived, including Garry. His parents also survived. Although luck played a large part in their survival, Garry's father was in charge of the medical supply store and was classified as 'essential'. After liberation, Garry and his family emigrated to Australia in 1947. Garry attended school and later obtained a junior technical certificate that provided him with an electrical apprenticeship for five years until 1955. In 1956, Garry enlisted in the Australian Navy for a compulsory six months. In 1958 he became engaged to Evelyn Schlesinger and took over his father's business, as his father had died that year. Over the years Garry has held many jobs whilst supporting his wife and two daughters. Fabian's autobiography details life in the Theresienstadt ghetto and his 'new life' in Australia post-war. Garry's description of a child's life in the ghetto opens an unknown world to the reader. Fabian's responsibilities and actions as an 8-11 year old in the ghetto are poignant and revealing, demonstrating how a child's life was shaped by the Nazi regime. Written in a clear and direct style, and in chronological order, this narrative presents an important account of a life deeply affected by the Holocaust, but not defeated by it.
Description : In Over My Shoulder, Naomi Reed seeks to reveal and celebrate our differences within cross-cultural service. She draws from 49 interviews with a range of cross-cultural workers whose responses to questions of adjustment and missionary life are as diverse as they are excruciatingly honest. In linking these responses to personality type, Naomi provides a unique glimpse into the way different personalities respond to the challenges and delights of cross-cultural service. This book will both encourage and stimulate the missions community - it's a must-read for anyone involved in, or interested in, cross-cultural mission. "Serving cross-culturally with an international mission organisation can be as challenging as it is deeply rewarding. On top of language learning and local cultural orientation, there is also the need to form good working relationships with people from widely differing backgrounds and to deal healthily with a range of expectations. It's no wonder then that out of our insecurities, we're tempted to look over our shoulders and think that we have to grow in likeness to the expatriate who lives down the street, rather than in likeness to Christ." Naomi Reed
Description : Have you ever wondered if life could change for you? Could a word or an action change the course of your life? Can a supernatural force out there influence you or your family? Does God send His representatives, angels, to accomplish His means? Find out what he did for the main character, Cassandra, in "An Angel Over My Shoulder." Watch what happened in her life. Could it happen for you? Cassandra was an ordinary child in an ordinary home. Find out why she became so extra ordinary as an adult. Cassandra's story begins as an eleven year old child in a chaotic home. Her life changes after high school. She is involved in the world of high finance and romance. Her life has many ups and downs until a mysterious stranger comes into her life. Someone she feels she has known and not known all of her life. Does God send people? Could the changes in her life be your changes? Find out what God can do. Can He intercede in your life even if you don't believe in Him? Even if you worship another god? Could this be for you also?
Description : Маленький городок в Оклахоме, 60-е годы. В давнем конфликте противостоят друг другу банды подростков – грязеры и вобы. Первое правило грязеров – по одному не ходить, второе – не попадаться. И всегда стоять за друзей горой, что бы они ни сделали. 14-летний Понибой Кертис уверен: богатеньким деткам – вобам, золотой молодежи с западной части города – никогда не понять ребят из бедных кварталов с восточной стороны. И лишь одна страшная ночь, одна стычка с вобами все меняет.Сьюзан Элоиза Хинтон начала писать роман «Изгои» в 1965 году. Написанная искренне и от души, книга повествует о проблемах реальных подростков – представителей подростковых банд, жителей бедных кварталов, детей из неполных семей. Американская ассоциация библиотекарей включила роман Хинтон в список «100 запрещенных книг XX века»: в некоторых штатах он остается под запретом до сих пор, во многих других – давно включен в школьную программу.В 1983 году книга была экранизирована режиссером Фрэнсисом Фордом Копполой. Фильм стал успешным стартом в большое кино для юных Патрика Суэйзи, Тома Круза, Си Томаса Хауэлла, Мэтта Диллона, Эмилио Эстевеса и Ральфа Маччио.
Description : Проникновенная, пробирающая до самого нутра история о дружбе и верности, о предательстве и искуплении. Нежный, тонкий, ироничный и по-хорошему сентиментальный, роман Халеда Хоссейни напоминает живописное полотно, которое можно разглядывать бесконечно. Амира и Хасана разделяла пропасть. Один принадлежал к местной аристократии, другой — к презираемому меньшинству. У одного отец был красив и важен, у другого — хром и жалок. Один был запойным читателем, другой — неграмотным. Заячью губу Хасана видели все, уродливые же шрамы Амира были скрыты глубоко внутри. Но не найти людей ближе, чем эти два мальчика. Их история разворачивается на фоне кабульской идиллии, которая вскоре сменится грозными бурями. Мальчики — словно два бумажных змея, которые подхватила эта буря и разметала в разные стороны. У каждого своя судьба, своя трагедия, но они, как и в детстве, связаны прочнейшими узами. Роман стал одним из самых ярких явлений в мировой литературе последних лет. В названии своей книги писатель вспоминает традиционную забаву афганских мальчишек — сражения бумажных змеев. Победить соперников и остаться в одиночестве парить в бездонном синем небе — настоящее детское счастье. Ты бежишь за змеем и ветром, как бежишь за своей судьбой, пытаясь поймать ее. Но поймает она тебя.
Description : From the bestselling author of Slammed, comes Colleen Hoover's next big hit. Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever… Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most... Praise for Colleen Hoover: 'As brilliant and entertaining as Slammed, Point of Retreatis absolute poetry.' - JAMIE MCGUIRE, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster 'I finished reading Slammed at 1am on Sunday... I couldn't wait to start reading Point of Retreatso I bought it right then and there!' - Amazon Review
Description : В темном-темном лесуДесять лет назад Нора окончила школу и порвала все связи с друзьями. С тех пор Нора ни разу не видела свою лучшую подругу Клэр...Стоял темный-темный дом...пока однажды ей вдруг не пришло приглашение на девичник Клэр. Что это, как не шанс оставить наконец позади все призраки прошлого?А в темном-темном доме была темная-темная комнатаНо что-то пошло не так. Совсем не так.И в этой темной-темной комнате...Некоторым тайнам лучше оставаться не раскрытыми.
Description : W. H. Shirk has witnessed life at its best and at its worst in his years serving as a pastor and hospital chaplain. In the first of two collections of poems, Shirk shares poignant, honest, and sometimes amusing snapshots that shine a light on a variety of subjects including career ministry, children, gardening, hunting, headaches, and more. In the second collection, he chronicles his personal spiritual journey beginning in a troubled and broken home leading to the churches and hospitals of western Pennsylvania all the while feeling himself increasingly estranged from God. Along the way, he enters Anhedonia—a strange, bland world where joy and satisfaction are unknown. In richly detailed lyrical verse, Shirk provides an emotional glimpse into his struggle solving the family puzzle in his recall of the past, eventually finding forgiveness, peace, and the strength to move forward into a richer experience of life. Looking Over My Shoulder shares a pastor’s insightful poetry as he strives with and finally makes peace with God, learning that in life we can only do the best that we can.
Description : With all of the drama in the world today, sometimes it's nice to escape for a while and read a story that just makes you feel good. Something interesting that touches your heart. This book is about friendship, love, learning from the things around you, and how when they come together sometimes the effect can be so great that it inspires you to follow dreams that you never thought were possible.
Description : Пол Каланити – талантливый врач-нейрохирург, и он с таким же успехом мог бы стать талантливым писателем. Вы держите в руках его единственную книгу.Более десяти лет он учился на нейрохирурга и всего полтора года отделяли его от того, чтобы стать профессором. Он уже получал хорошие предложения работы, у него была молодая жена и совсем чуть-чуть оставалось до того, как они наконец-то начнут настоящую жизнь, которую столько лет откладывали на потом.Полу было всего 36 лет, когда смерть, с которой он боролся в операционной, постучалась к нему самому. Диагноз – рак легких, четвертая стадия – вмиг перечеркнул всего его планы.Кто, как не сам врач, лучше всего понимает, что ждет больного с таким диагнозом? Пол не опустил руки, он начал жить! Он много времени проводил с семьей, они с женой родили прекрасную дочку Кэди, реализовалась мечта всей его жизни – он начал писать книгу, и он стал профессором нейрохирургии.У ВАС В РУКАХ КНИГА ВЕЛИКОГО ПИСАТЕЛЯ, УСПЕВШЕГО НАПИСАТЬ ВСЕГО ОДНУ КНИГУ. ЭТУ КНИГУ!
Description : "I was thinking of some kind of initiation. Tailored just for her. The kind that will teach her a lesson not to mess with me." --from We'll Never Tell Shandra James is a man stealer. It's a sport to her, a game that she always wins. As a pledge of the exclusive Alpha Sigma Pi sorority, she should know her place, and know not to throw herself at a sister's boyfriend. But she's marked a new target: Henry Reid. Henry's fiancée, Phoebe, and her sorority sisters, Miranda and Camille, decide to teach Shandra a lesson one night. A lesson that involves humiliation but nothing more. But unexpectedly the lesson turns deadly and the three women find themselves facing three new rules: Never mention what happened that night, protect each other, and tell no one. Yet when a murderer comes calling, they each discover that rules are meant to be broken. We'll Never Tell is Kayla Perrin's most provocative, suspenseful novel yet.
Description : After saving the world from his fiendish father's side of the family, Cal Leandros and his stalwart half-brother Niko have settled down with new digs and a new gig-bodyguard and detective work. And in New York City, where preternatural beings stalk the streets just like normal folk, business is good. Their latest case has them going undercover for the Kin-the werewolf Mafia. A low-level Kin boss thinks a rival is setting him up for a fall, and wants proof. The place to start is the back room of Moonshine-a gambling club for non-humans. Cal thinks it's a simple in-and-out job. But Cal is very, very wrong. Cal and Niko are being set up themselves-and the people behind it have a bite much worse than their bark...
Description : Written with the stunning economy of language for which Michael Knight’s work has always been praised, The Typist is a rich and powerful work of historical fiction that expertly chronicles both the politics of the Pacific theater of World War II, and the personal relationships borne from the tragedies of warfare. When Francis Vancleave (“Van”) joins the army in 1944, he expects his term of service to pass uneventfully. His singular talent—typing ninety-five words a minute—keeps him off the battlefield and in General MacArthur’s busy Tokyo headquarters, where his days are filled with paperwork in triplicate and letters of dictation. But little does Van know that the first year of the occupation will prove far more volatile for him than for the U.S. Army. When he’s bunked with a troubled combat veteran cum-black marketer and recruited to babysit MacArthur’s eight-year-old son, Van is suddenly tangled in the complex—and risky—personal lives of his compatriots. As he brushes shoulders with panpan girls and Communists on the streets of Tokyo, Van struggles to uphold his convictions in the face of unexpected conflict—especially the startling news from his war bride, a revelation that threatens Van with a kind of war wound he never anticipated.
Description : One in twenty drinkers in North America have an alcohol dependency problem, and 12% of men and 2.2% of women suffer from a disease that is alcohol-related or die prematurely due to alcohol intake. Statistics show that 85% percent of people in alcohol rehabilitation programs will relapse. This book is a practical addition or alternative to recovery. Learn how to take charge of your life as you read about the author's horrendous true life story and follow her through 31 days of rehabilitation. ** This book contains mature subject matter and language **
Description : Danny Grant is not looking forward to the summer. The only one of his friends or family to leave for university, Danny returns to his small hometown after his first year with lowered expectations of seeing the usual faces in the usual places. By summers end however, after a mixture of illicit relationships, ruined friendships, small-town grudges and three lost lives, Danny is left trying to hold together the pieces of a life he thought he knew.
Description : After losing her parents in an accident, Lindsey Yi moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, to be with other Mystyx, but they are not the only supernaturals in town as other gifted teens are out to convert the Mystyx to a darker side. Original.
Description : A stunning debut historical noir novel about a worker in the civil rights movement who became an informant for the FBI during the months leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Feeling underappreciated and overlooked, John Estem, a bookkeeper for Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), steals ten thousand dollars from the organization. Originally planning to use the money to seed a new civil rights initiative in Chicago, he squanders the stolen funds. To the bookkeeper’s dismay, the FBI has been keeping close tabs on Dr. King and his fellow activists—including Estem—for years. FBI agents tell Estem that it is his duty, as an American and as a civil rights supporter, to protect the SCLC from communist infiltration. The FBI offers Estem a stipend, but in case he has any thoughts about refusing the assignment, they also warn him that they know about the stolen money. Playing informant empowers Estem, but he soon learns that his job is not simply to relay information on the organization. Once the FBI discovers evidence of King’s sexual infidelities, they set out to confirm the facts to undermine King’s credibility as a moral leader and bring down the movement. This timely novel comes in light of recent revelations that government informants had infiltrated numerous black movement organizations. With historical facts at the core of Our Man in the Dark, Harrison uses real life as a great inspiration for his drama-filled art.