When the world falls to terror and tyranny reigns… … will you resist? Would you risk your own life or the lives of the ones you love? From a young Jewish woman in love fighting her way out of the Warsaw ghetto, to a Czech assassin rising above his fears for an attempt on a Nazi Hangman´s life, to a daughter who vows to avenge her family by taking down a Japanese commander, and a French boy´s touching act of defiance no matter how small. Come and get a glimpse of the invisible side of WWII - the Resistance, those who refuse to bow down to brutality. Hold your breath and hope for the best in the darkest of times, when our heroes and heroines risk all to defy evil so the light of freedom will shine over their countries again. This collection includes ten never before published novellas by ten of today´s bestselling WWII historical fiction authors. Foreword by Terry Lynn Thomas, author of The Silent Woman , the USA Today Bestseller. Featured Stories: Bubbe´s Nightingale by Roberta Kagan Catriona´s War by Jean Grainger Reluctant Informer by Marion Kummerow Killing the Hangman by Ellie Midwood The Moon Chaser by Alexa Kang Enemy at the Gate by Mary D. Brooks The Occupation by Deborah Swift Code Name Camille by Kathryn Gauci V for Victory by John R McKay Sound of Resistance by Ryan Armstrong *** All proceeds will be donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum In Washington DC ***
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Suspense Stories: The Box with the Iron Clamps (Florence Marryat) The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe) A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins) The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l´Isle Adam) The Great Valdez Sapphire (Anonymous) The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett) My Fascinating Friend (William Archer) The Lost Room (Fitz-James O´Brien)Detective Stories: A Scandal in Bohemia (A. Conan Doyle) The Safety Match (Anton Chekhov) The Black Hand (Arthur B. Reeve) The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe) The Rope of Fear (Thomas W. Hanshew and Mary E. Hanshew) The Biter Bit (Wilkie Collins) Missing: Page Thirteen (Anna Katherine Green) Some Scotland Yard Cases (Sir Robert Anderson) Ghost Stories: The Horla (Guy de Maupassant) Number 13 (Montague Rhodes James) Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Man Who Went Too Far (E.F. Benson) To Sura: A Letter (Pliny the Younger) The Beast with Five Fingers (William F. Harvey) Joseph: A Story (Katherine Rickford) Sister Maddelena (Ralph Adams Cram) The Phantom Rickshaw (Rudyard Kipling) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) Canon Alberic´s Scrap-Book (M. R. James) The Haunted and the Haunters (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Silent Woman (Leopold Kompert) The Rival Ghosts (Brander Matthews) The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce) The Interval (Vincent O´Sullivan) Dey Ain´t No Ghosts (Ellis Parker Butler) The Banshees of Ireland Some Real American Ghosts The Deserted House (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Withered Arm (Thomas Hardy) The House and the Brain (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Roll-Call of the Reef (A. T. Quiller-Couch) The Open Door (Mrs. Margaret Oliphant) The Mysterious Sketch (Erckmann-Chatrian) Green Branches (Fiona Macleod)
In England´s young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. Nevertheless, Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte´s popular movie studio. As filming gets underway on cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King, Russell soon senses a brewing storm of trouble.
In 3 Nächten im September 1996 füllte Tina Turner die Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam mit insgesamt 150.000 Fans! Diese erlebten Tina in Bestform bei der Perfomrance ihre neuen 96er Albums ´´Wildest Dreams´´ - mit im Gepäck natürlich auch ihre bis dahin grössten Hits wie ´´Proud Mary´´, ´´The Best´´ oder ´´Private Dancer´´ und der James Bond-Hit ´´Goldeneye´´. Musikregisseur David Mallet fing dieses Ereignis der besonderen Güte wie immer gekonnt ein und bannte es für die Ewigkeit auf Zelluloid. Hier die Tracklist des Events: 1. Whatever you want 2. Do what you do 3. River Deep Mountain High 4. Missing You 5. In your wildest dreams 6. Goldeneye 7. Private Dancer 8. We don´t need another hero 9. Let´s stay together 10. I can´t stand the rain 11. Undercover agent for the Blues 12. Steamy Windows 13. Givin´ it up for your love 14. Better be good to me 15. Addicted to love 16. The Best 17. What´s love got to do with it 18. Proud Mary 19. Nutbush City Limits 20. On Silent Wings Bonus: Something beautiful remains
Virtuos, poppig, swingend und inspirierend, das ist schon seit Jahren das Erfolgsrezept der beliebten Musikreihe für Blechbläser. Jetzt gibt es endlich ´´Majesty´´ speziell für die Weihnachtszeit. Denn gerade dann werden Posaunenchöre für Konzerte und Gottesdienste am meisten angefragt. Freuen Sie sich auf eine bunte Mischung verschiedener Stile, Melodien und Medleys. Das Besondere an diesem Heft: Die besondere Klapp- und Falttechnik erspart das Umblättern während eines Stückes. 1. Engel bringen frohe Kunde 2. Feliz Navidad 3. Go, Tell It On The Mountain 4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 5. I Will Give Thanks To Thee 6. In dulci jubilo 7. Jingle Bells 8. Joy To The World 9. Kommet, ihr Hirten 10. Last Christmas 11. Mary´s Boy Child 12. Noel 13. O komm, o komm Immanuel 14. Pastorale in Brass 15. Silent Night, Holy Night 16. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 17. What Child Is This
A few minutes before Maria, an advertising designer, arrives at the door of the police, a pistol falls from under a pile of bath towels. Who put this crap in her closet ?! A couple of days ago, a drug dealer, with whom Masha was at enmity, was shot dead in a neighboring apartment, it turns out that someone set up a quality trap for the designer? Maria manages to escape from the police station. She has nowhere to go, everyone is looking for her ... casual acquaintance with the volunteer detective Nadezhda Prokhorovna is a lucky chance of a fugitive. ´´... But, whatever you say, the behavior of the girl evoked respect. Especially if you remember what your aunt said about her: the escape from the police, did not lose her, transferred the gun from the balcony to the balcony. If it were not for a ridiculous accident, it would get out. And now, without any help from the ´´hero of the action movie,´´ she would have been driving the truth out of her bastard husband ... ´´ ´´... For the first hour of the journey, Roman and Maria did not say a word to each other. Were silent and listened - when a dog barking will be heard from the lake? Or shots. Already on the other side of the lake. ´´The shepherd dogs of foxes are trained,´´ Saveliev muttered, finally, realizing that Mary also thinks of moor-faced dogs. - Ignat, however, guessed his sneakers for the shoe stand to hide, they will not be found today ... But in general, Masha, how are they going to let the shepherd dogs on the track? ´´On the floor mats of the jeep,´´ Marya replied, without taking her eyes off the ground under her feet. ´´ ´´..I, Roma, all - in full growth, the crime scene. The shot so banged - the skin was scorched! Do you have a good lawyer? - asked without any seemingly logical transition. ´´
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator´s Wife, a ´´rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies´´ (USA Today)-screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford ´´Full of Old Hollywood glamour and true details about the pair´s historic careers . . . a captivating ode to a legendary bond.´´-Real Simple NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone´s lips these days is ´´flickers´´-the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you´ll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have earned her the title ´´America´s Sweetheart.´´ The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged by both the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender-and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world´s highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin brilliantly captures the dawn of a glittering new era-its myths and icons, its possibilities and potential, and its seduction and heartbreak. ´´A boffo production . . . Inspiration is a rare and unexpected gift in a book filled with the fluff of Hollywood, but Benjamin provides it with The Girls in the Picture.´´-NPR ´´Profoundly resonant, The Girls in the Picture is at its core, an empowering and fascinating tale of sisterhood.´´-Bryce Dallas Howard
Few people have influenced Hollywood history thanDouglas Fairbanks. And who better than his niece and Fairbanks familyhistorian, Letitia, to relate that story? On-screen and offscreen, he was aforce of nature, progressing in easy leaps and bounds from the Broadwaystage to silent movies when feature-length film was just a few years old.His happy, healthy characters and acrobatic acting style brought a newenergy to the medium. But it was through his extraordinary success as aproducer that Fairbanks achieved the goal of all creative people: to runhis own show. This he did by co-founding United Artists in 1919 with hissoon-to-be wife Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith. Asa producer, he showed visionary taste, collaborating with his directorsand designers to enact gallant tales in spectacular settings. Whether heplayed a young man on the go or a swashbuckling hero in a fairy-taleland, Fairbanks?one of the thirty-six founders of the Academy of MotionPicture Arts and Sciences?put America?s hopes and dreams on film. Thisupdated version of the original 1953 biography has been expanded bythe Fairbanks family with archival materials as well as never-before-seenphotographs from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,Margaret Herrick Library.
Track Listing 1. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) 2. Deck the Halls (Welsh) 3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 4. The Holy City, sacred ballad for voice & piano (or orchestra and chorus, ad lib) 5. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra (´´Minuit, Chrétiens,´´ ´´O Holy Night´´) 6. White Christmas, song (from ´´Holiday Inn´´) 7. Walking in the Air, song, Op. 317a (for the film ´´The Snowman´´) 8. December Lights, for orchestra 9. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) 10. Mary´s Little Boy Child, song 11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles) 12. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American) 13. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach´s Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) 14. From Heaven High I Come to You (Vom Himmel hoch), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 15. O Little Town of Bethlehem 16. Every Year Anew (Alle Jahre wieder), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 17. Petit Papa Noël, song 18. Sleep Little Jesus (Slaap nu mijn Jezuke) 19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Detective Stories: The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe) A Scandal in Bohemia (A. Conan Doyle) The Biter Bit (Wilkie Collins) The Safety Match (Anton Chekhov) The Black Hand (Arthur B. Reeve) Missing: Page Thirteen (Anna Katherine Green) Some Scotland Yard Cases (Sir Robert Anderson) The Rope of Fear (Thomas W. Hanshew and Mary E. Hanshew) Suspense Stories: The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe) A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins) The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l´Isle Adam) The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett) The Box with the Iron Clamps (Florence Marryat) My Fascinating Friend (William Archer) The Lost Room (Fitz-James O´Brien) The Great Valdez Sapphire (Anonymous) Ghost Stories: Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Horla (Guy de Maupassant) To Sura: A Letter (Pliny the Younger) The Beast with Five Fingers (William F. Harvey) Number 13 (Montague Rhodes James) Joseph: A Story (Katherine Rickford) Sister Maddelena (Ralph Adams Cram) The Man Who Went Too Far (E.F. Benson) The Phantom Rickshaw (Rudyard Kipling) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) Canon Alberic´s Scrap-Book (M. R. James) The Haunted and the Haunters (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Silent Woman (Leopold Kompert) The Rival Ghosts (Brander Matthews) The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce) The Interval (Vincent O´Sullivan) Dey Ain´t No Ghosts (Ellis Parker Butler) The Banshees of Ireland Some Real American Ghosts The Deserted House (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Withered Arm (Thomas Hardy) The House and the Brain (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Roll-Call of the Reef (A. T. Quiller-Couch) The Open Door (Mrs. Margaret Oliphant) The Mysterious Sketch (Erckmann-Chatrian) Green Branches (Fiona Macleod) The Were-Wolf (H. B. Marryatt) Clarimonde (Théophile Gautier) Paranormal Psychic Stories