From School to Battlefield:A Story of the War Days (Classic Reprint) Charles King
Zeit für eine neue Sportart: Baseball brutal. Was die Rollerball-Athleten schon immer versuchten, können diese Batter und Pitcher im Schlaf. Mit konsequentem Ehrgeiz treibt der Direktor der Seido High School sein Schulteam in die Meisterschaft des Koshien Stadium Tournaments. Doch gleich in der Qualifikation erwartet sie ihr Angstgegner, die Outlaws von der Gedo High, die für ihre wortwörtliche Zerstückelungstaktik berüchtigt sind. Als Naturtalent Jubei ins Team kommt, glaubt man alle Sorgen sind passe. Aber weit gefehlt. Selbst er ist nach dem Killer-Match in urnengroßen Stücken über das gesamte Spielfeld verteilt. Aber natürlich werden die zerstückelten Spieler reanimiert und zu neuen Kampfmaschinen verschmolzen, um in der Revanche den Homerun zu schaffen.
From Classroom to Battlefield:Victoria High School and the First World War Barry Gough
The Battlefield, 1921:State Normal School for Women (Classic Reprint) University Of Mary Washington
On the Battlefield of Merit:Harvard Law School, the First Century Coquillette Daniel R. Coquillette
In this issue: COMMENT´´Shots´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The gun problem. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Being Prepared´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Training journalists in battlefield medicine. PROFILES´´A Pickpockets Tale´´, by Adam Green: A magician tests the human mind. LETTER FROM COPENHAGEN´´Danish Postmodern´´, by Lauren Collins: Why Scandinavian TV has so many fans. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tough Times´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Les Miserables, Django Unchained, and Amour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130102/pe_nyer_130102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, read by Dan Russell. When snow shuts down Greg Heffley´s middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It´s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown.When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Russell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001656/bk_pauk_001656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The powerful story of an unlikely friendship and a doctor’s re-education on the battlefields of the Vietnam War. Fresh out of medical school and planning to enter academia, David pragmatically applies to serve in the US Army, thinking he would rather work in a stateside military hospital than get drafted. But when he gets reassigned to Southeast Asia, he suddenly finds himself on a base in Vietnam. He joins a civilian aid mission on a supposedly secure plateau, and spends his days dispensing pills to villagers. As David comes to terms with the unexpected factors that brought him to Vietnam, he must adjust to many more twists and turns - among them his relationship with his driver, Tom, a young, rough-hewn Southerner whose reticence feels unnervingly like indifference. Gradually, however, David sees that there’s far more to Tom than he initially thought. As their friendship grows, David also realizes that his fellow doctors and the troops on base hold widely diverging opinions about the war and its objectives. As it becomes clear that their base is located on a key strategic route - the notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail - and thus a vulnerable target, it’s only a matter of time before battles break out . . . 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014801/bk_adbl_014801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The future flashed before my eyes in all its preordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness. I got a joke in. ´So - we´d better get cooking the meth,´ I said to the poet. In August 2014 Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given ´two or three years´ to live. She didn´t know how to react. All responses felt scripted, laden with cliché. Being a writer, she decided to write about it (grappling with the unoriginality even of this) and to tell a story she had not yet told: that of being taken in, aged 15, by the author Doris Lessing and the subsequent 50 years of their complex relationship. In September 2014 Jenny Diski began writing in the London Review of Books, describing her experience of living with terminal cancer, examining her life and history with Doris Lessing: the fairy-tale rescue from ´the bin´ as a teenager, the difficulties of being absorbed into an unfamiliar family and the influence this had on her. Swooping from one memory to the next - alighting on the hysterical battlefield of her parental home, her expulsion from school, stacking shelves in Banbury and the drug-taking 20-something in and out of psychiatric hospitals - Diski paints a portrait of two extraordinary writers: Lessing and herself. From one of our most original voices comes a book like no other: a cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid masterpiece about an uneasy relationship; about memory and writing, ingratitude and anger; about living with illness and facing death. From the acclaimed author of Skating to Antarctica comes a breathtakingly honest and original memoir about living with terminal cancer and her relationship with Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning author who adopted her as a teenager. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027223/bk_adbl_027223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A nine-line is the standard radio format to evacuate casualties from the battlefield. It is a call for help. When Nick Patterson signed up for the Navy reserves, he just wanted some money for medical school. He never imagined he’d someday find himself fighting for life and limb in the sands of Iraq. Frustrated by a military bureaucracy he cannot begin to understand and an increasingly pointless war, he doubts why he is there and what he is doing. When the plucky and idealistic MEDIVAC pilot Samantha Brown crashes into his life, he sees another side to the war. As their friendship grows into something more serious, Nick is faced with a multitude of choices: Should he stay in the military, or go home to the relaxed atmosphere of private practice? Should he play it safe, or step off into the unknown with the daredevil pilot? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelli White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143307/bk_acx0_143307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.