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A Dangerous Act of Kindness

By LP Fergusson
  • ISBN Code: : 1788633679
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
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What would you risk for a complete stranger? When widow Millie Sanger finds injured enemy pilot Lukas Schiller on her farm, the distant war is suddenly at her doorstep. Compassionate Millie knows he’ll be killed if discovered, and makes the dangerous decision to offer him shelter from the storm. On opposite sides of the inescapable conflict, the two strangers forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But as the snow thaws, the relentless fury of World War Two forces them apart, leaving only the haunting memories of what they shared, and an understanding that their secret must never see light. As Millie’s dangerous act of kindness sets them on paths they never could have expected, those closest to them become their greatest threats, and the consequences of compassion prove deadly... A Dangerous Act of Kindness is a beautiful, harrowing love story, perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa MontefiorePraise for A Dangerous Act of Kindness 'A story of love, kindness and hope against the backdrop of World War Two weaving in themes of tragedy, guilt and treason. Beautifully written, with believable, well-rounded characters. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and will be re-reading again before long!' Reader review 'This book appealed to me when I first heard about it. What I did not expect was to be completely and utterly blown away by it. It is such an exquisitely written and well-researched, thought-provoking novel... this one is going to stay with me for a very long time' Reader review ‘A completely absorbing read, I loved every page of it, it is so well-written, plotted, paced – it had me holding my breath as the tension built and built... an exceptional book’ Reader review ‘I absolutely love historical fiction, especially from the Second World War period. A Dangerous Act of Kindness did not disappoint. It was well written and a brilliant storyline. I could not put it down it was truly captivating’ Reader review ‘Definitely a must read if you enjoy reading historical fiction based around World War Two’ Reader review ‘Historical fiction at its best’ Reader review ‘Set during the Second World War and beautifully written... a story of love and kindness and hope’ Reader review ‘I was gripped by this wartime romance with a difference’ Reader review

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"A Character of the Province of Maryland" by George Alsop. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Hidden Nazi

By Dean Reuter,Keith Chester,Colm Lowery
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621578968
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 216
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He’s the worst Nazi war criminal you’ve never heard of Sidekick to SS Chief Heinrich Himmler and supervisor of Nazi rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, General Hans Kammler was responsible for the construction of Hitler’s slave labor sites and concentration camps. He personally altered the design of Auschwitz to increase crowding, ensuring that epidemic diseases would complement the work of the gas chambers. Why has the world forgotten this monster? Kammler was declared dead after the war. But the aide who testified to Kammler’s supposed “suicide” never produced the general’s dog tags or any other proof of death. Dean Reuter, Colm Lowery, and Keith Chester have spent decades on the trail of the elusive Kammler, uncovering documents unseen since the 1940s and visiting the purported site of Kammler’s death, now in the Czech Republic. Their astonishing discovery: US government documents prove that Hans Kammler was in American custody for months after the war—well after his officially declared suicide. And what happened to him after that? Kammler was kept out of public view, never indicted or tried, but to what end? Did he cooperate with Nuremberg prosecutors investigating Nazi war crimes? Was he protected so the United States could benefit from his intimate knowledge of the Nazi rocket program and Germany’s secret weapons? The Hidden Nazi is true history more harrowing—and shocking—than the most thrilling fiction.

A Dangerous Inheritance

By Alison Weir
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385678878
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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England's Tower of London was the terrifying last stop for generations of English political prisoners. A Dangerous Inheritance weaves together the lives and fates of four of its youngest and most blameless: Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, an English princess who lived nearly a century before her; and Edward and Richard, the boy princes imprisoned by their ruthless uncle, Richard III, never to be heard from again. Across the years, these four young royals shared the same small rooms in their dark prison, as all four shared the unfortunate role of being perceived as threats to the reigning monarch. Weaving together their lives and fates into a dark mystery of thwarted love and ruthless ambition, Alison Weir has written the most suspenseful, large-scale novel of her career.

Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

By Sophie Chiari
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474427839
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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To the readers who ask themselves: What is science?', this volume provides an answer from an early modern perspective, whereby science included such various intellectual pursuits as history, poetry, occultism and philosophy.

Stutthof Diaries Collection

By Tore Jørgensen
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1039108091
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : History
  • Members : 962
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In the early days of World War II, as Nazi Germany brutally invaded and occupied neighboring countries around Europe, hundreds of Norwegian police officers were commanded to carry out the orders of the Nazi occupiers of their homeland – Norway. They refused. Even under threat of death, they refused. Their refusal led to their imprisonment and their removal from Norway, ultimately to KZ-Stutthof in eastern Poland, where an elaborate network of concentration and death camps had been created mainly for Jews and Poles. Author Tore Jørgensen’s father was one of those police officers. This book is a recounting of these heroes’ experiences, both in trying to maintain national pride and order in Norway before their expulsion and in trying to stay alive and outlast mental and physical exhaustion while in detainment. Over the last 22 years, as a labor of love and duty to preserve, Jørgensen gathered a large number of diaries and memoirs in which the police, true to their training, recorded the details of their experiences. These articulate witness accounts have provided a record that is exceptional – a treasure trove of anecdotes describing how personal sacrifice can triumph over purposeless greed and violence. The story of these Norwegian police officers is a story that celebrates the redemptive force of conscious choice against evil, of how love and compassion can help people through some of the darkest periods of their lives. Through their stories, the Norwegian police officers, loyal to their country and each other while reaching out to aid their fellow sufferers at the same time that they struggled for their own survival, urge readers to not repeat the history and the myth of racial superiority that led to the rise of Nazism.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

By Shane J. Lopez,C. R. Snyder
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190208481
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Psychology
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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology is the seminal reference in the field of positive psychology, which in recent years has transcended academia to capture the imagination of the general public. The handbook provides a roadmap for the psychology needed by the majority of the population -- those who don't need treatment but want to achieve the lives to which they aspire. These 65 chapters summarize all of the relevant literature in the field. The content's breadth and depth provide an unparalleled cross-disciplinary look at positive psychology from diverse fields and all branches of psychology, including social, clinical, personality, counseling, school, and developmental psychology. Topics include not only happiness but also hope, strengths, positive emotions, life longings, creativity, emotional creativity, courage, and more, plus guidelines for applying what has worked for people across time and cultures.

Living Well as You Age

By Junietta McCall
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491789662
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 200
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Many middle-aged and elderly people find that their quality of life goes down as they get older. But it doesnt have to be that way. One is never too old to boost wellness, build relationships with others, and hone personal faithno matter what the circumstances, according to authors Junietta Baker McCall, D. Min. and Clifford R. Dempster, Ph.D. In this guidebook to making the most out of later years, they go beyond sharing word-of-mouth wisdom and reveal research that will help you cultivate essential skills so you can manage the changes that come with preparing for retirement and growing older. The interactive journey they lead you on focuses on mind, body, and spirit. Throughout it, youll participate in numerous exercises and hear suggestions that have helped people over the age of fifty-five enjoy a higher quality of life. McCall and Dempster, both with many years of experience in health care, draw on their personal experiences in making the transition to retirement to show how to confront its challenges and capitalize on its opportunities. With a little determination and the knowledge in this book, youll enjoy Living Well as You Age.

The Healing Organization

By Raj Sisodia,Michael J. Gelb
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Book Code : 0814439829
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 401
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The image of modern corporations has been shaped by a profits over people approach, but we are at a point where business must take the lead in healing the crises of our time. The Healing Organization shows how corporations can become healing forces. Conscious Capitalism pioneer Raj Sisodia and organizational innovation expert Michael J. Gelb were inspired to write this book because of the epidemic of unnecessary suffering connected with business, including the destruction of the environment; increasing numbers living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving; and rising rates of depression and stress leading to chronic health problems. Based on extensive in-depth interviews and inspiring case studies, Sisodia and Gelb show how companies such as Shake Shack, Hyatt, KIND Healthy Snacks, Eileen Fisher, H-E-B, FIFCO, Jaipur Rugs and DTE Energy are healing their employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. They represent a diverse sampling of industries and geographies, but they all have significant elements in common, besides being profitable enterprises: Their employees love coming to work. They have passionately loyal customers. They make a significant positive difference to the communities they serve. They preserve and restore the ecosystems in which they operate. The enmity and dividedness between those who champion unfettered capitalism and those who advocate socialism is exacerbating rather than solving our problems. In a world that urgently needs healing on many levels, this is a movement whose time has come. The Healing Organization shows how it can be done, how it is being done, and how you can begin to do it too.