The S—— family was one of the richest in Wallachia, and consequently one of the most famous. The head of the family dictated to twelve boyars, collected hearth-money and tithes from four-and-fifty villages, lived nine months in the year at Stambul, held the Sultan’s bridle when he mounted his steed in time of war, contributed two thousand lands-knechts to the host of the Pasha of Macedonia, and had permission to keep on his slippers when he entered the inner court of the Seraglio.In the year 1600 and something, George was the name of the first-born of the S—— family, but with him we shall not have very much concern. We shall do much better to follow the fortunes of the second born, Michael, whom his family had sent betimes to Bucharest to be brought up as a priest in the Seminary there. The youth had, however, a remarkably thick head, and, so far from making any great progress in the sciences, was becoming quite an ancient classman, when he suddenly married the daughter of a sub-deacon, and buried himself in a little village in Wallachia. There he spent a good many years of his life with scarce sufficient stipend to clothe him decently, and had he not tilled his soil with his own hands, he would have been hard put to it to find maize-cakes enough to live upon.
Theresa Flores - The Slave Across the Street
_It could happen to you. It happened to the girl next door…_ When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years. Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night. Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking – and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.
Robert Nye - Falstaff
Irascible and still lecherous at age 81, Sir John Falstaff, one of Shakespeareís greatest characters, spins out these memoirs as an antidote to legend, and in so doing manages to recreate his own. Set in an England that was earthy, violent, superstitious, and brimming with a new sense of national purpose, FALSTAFF brings to life not only the man himself but the whole Elizabethan era. Here we see what history and the Bard overlooked or purposely left out of his plays: what really happened that celebrated night when Falstaff and Justice Shallow heard the chimes at midnight; who killed Hotspur; how many men really fell at Agincourt; what actually transpired at the coronation of Henry V (ìHarry the Prigî) and much, much more!
Ismeretlen szerző - Dreams and Desires
True love, freedom, money, knowledge, revenge... Dreams and desires of the ordinary woman, or man. From best friends who discover love to a bank teller who exacts revenge to a succubus who loves art more than men, this collection of nineteen stories celebrates the attainment of all one can dream or desire. Which one do you secretly yearn for? By purchasing this collection, you can help turn someone's nightmare into the pursuit of dreams. Every year, four million women are assaulted by their partners. At Freya's Bower, we want to do our part to bring this statistic down to zero. To this end, all net proceeds from every Dreams and Desire anthology purchased will go to a battered woman's shelter. Through education and support, we can make a difference.
Karl Von Schmack - Let the wings of my desire awake
My darling, you have caused me hurt You have taken apart my worth Your lips by another you keep my heart cries wails and weeps I really can’t find here my place Guilt and pain read on my face I’ll douse it with a few more glasses until I fully eliminate the causes
Leslie Bilderback - Mug Cakes
Mug Cakes contains one hundred cake recipes that you can make in a matter of minutes! Instead of reaching for store-bought mix that can take up to an hour to bake, all you need to make instant cake is a tiny bit of batter, a mug, a fork, and a microwave, then zap, you're done! These quick and tasty treats are the perfect personal serving size for someone who doesn't want to invest their time into baking an entire cake. There are one hundred mouth watering mug cake recipes to please every taste, with a range of flavours from basic Yellow Cake to fancy Chocolate Caramel Fleur de Sel mug cakes, to recipes children will love like S'mores and Root Beer Float, to liquor-infused cakes like Orange Grand Marnier. There are even recipes for cake lovers with special dietary needs, including gluten-free, sugar free, dairy free, and vegan. Additionally, there are recipes for non-cake recipes that you can make in a mug for puddings, pies, and cheesecakes! So if you've got five minutes to spare, grab a mug, mix up a mug cake, and satisfy your sweet tooth instantly!
William Dalrymple - The Last Mughal
At 4 p.m. on a hazy November afternoon in Rangoon, 1862, a shrouded corpse was escorted by a small group of British soldiers to an anonymous grave in a prison enclosure. As the British Commissioner in charge insisted, 'No vestige should remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Moghuls rests.' Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the last Mughal Emperor, was a mystic, a talented poet, and a skilled calligrapher. But while Zafar's Mughal ancestors had controlled most of India, the aged Zafar was king in name only. Deprived of real political power by the East India Company, Zafar nevertheless succeeded in creating a court of great brilliance, and presided over one of the great cultural renaissances of Indian history. Then, in 1857, Zafar's flourishing capital became the centre of an uprising that reduced his beloved Delhi to a battered, empty ruin. When Zafar gave his blessing to a rebellion among the Company's own Indian troops, it transformed an army mutiny into the largest uprising the British Empire ever had to face. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj's Stalingrad: a fight to the death between two powers, neither of whom could retreat. The Last Mughal is a portrait of the dazzling Delhi Zafar personified, the story of the last days of the great Mughal capital and its final destruction in the catastrophe of 1857. William Dalrymple's powerful retelling of this fateful course of events is shaped from groundbreaking material: previously untranslated Urdu and Persian manuscripts that include Indian eyewitness accounts, and the records of the Delhi courts, police, and administration during the siege. The Last Mughal is an extraordinary revisionist work with clear contemporary echoes. It is the first account to present the Indian perspective on the siege, and has at its heart the stories of the forgotten individuals tragically caught up in one of the bloodiest upheavals in history.
Kricskovics Zsuzsanna - Tamási József - Origami – Keresztény ünnepeink 2.
Kedves gyerekek, kedves felnőttek! ___ Az első kötet eredményeként minden bizonnyal szebb lett a karácsonyotok, meg tudtátok ajándékozni egymást és önmagatokat sok szép hajtogatással. Lássuk, mit kínál ez a könyv. ___ Ahogy halad tovább az esztendő, újabb és újabb ünnepek, jeles napok köszönnek ránk. Ahogy felnőtté lesz a gyermek, úgy lett a Kisjézusból is felnőtt, és Megváltó. Mennyi csodálatos történet, s mindez lám papírból elkészíthető. Életre kelnek kezed nyomán régmúlt idők személyei, eseményei. ___ Érdemes hát leülni családtagjaiddal, barátaiddal, keresztény testvéreiddel az asztalhoz. Elővenni egy kis papírt és ezt a könyvet, és kezed nyomán megelevenedik Húsvét és Pünkösd története, a szentek élete. ___ Végül pedig talán már nem is kell könyv. Elindítod fantáziádat, s új figurát, új szépet találsz ki, és hajtogatsz meg. Talán egy következő könyvvel már Te ajándékozod meg a papírhajtogatás örömét megismerők vagy megismerni akarók táborát. ___ Alkotók apraja, nagyja! Kívánom, legyen sok öröm forrása e könyv, s minden alkotás, mely segítségével megszületik. S kívánom, legyen kezetek minden mozdulatán a Nagy Alkotó áldása. ___ ___ Tamási József ___ ___ ___ plébános
Kricskovics Zsuzsanna - Tamási József - Origami - Keresztény ünnepeink 1.
Kedves gyerekek, kedves felnőttek! ___ Az én nagymamám, ahogy emlékszem, papírhajtogató művész volt. Neki köszönhetően tudok még ma is csákót, kishajót és sótartót hajtogatni. Akkor még nem gondoltuk, se ő, se én, hogy mit hoz a jövő. ___ Útjára indult a világon az origami, a papírhajtogatás művészete. Előbb Japánban, majd egyre több országban, így hazánkban is csoda dolgokat hajtogatnak az ügyes, és egyre ügyesebb kezek. Családi asztal mellett nagymama és kisunokája, óvodában az óvónéni és a csöppségek, iskolai foglalkozásokon és hittanórákon gyerekek és felnőttek. ___ Most útnak indul ez a könyv. Segítségével az alkotás örömében lesz része mindenkinek, aki fog egy papírlapot, s mire meghallgat egy dalt a karácsonyi kazettán, keze nyomán elkészül Szűz Mária, aztán Szent József és a Kisjézus, -- s mire végére ér a kazetta, ott tündökölhet egy teljes Betlehem a karácsonyfa alatt. ___ Örül, aki csinálja, örül, aki kapja, mert minden alkotásban benne van az alkotó maga. Kívánom, szülessen meg sok-sok boldog mosoly minden alkotó ujj gazdájának arcán, és minden arcon, akihez eljut egy-egy hajtogatás. ___ ___ Tamási József ___ ___ ___ plébános
Erin Bowman - Frozen (angol)
The Heists were only the beginning. Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back. Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally - or enemy - is truly what they seem…
William Stallings - Cryptography and Network Security
William Stallings' Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 5e is a practical survey of cryptography and network security with unmatched support for instructors and students. In this age of universal electronic connectivity, viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud, security is paramount. This text provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. First, the basic issues to be addressed by a network security capability are explored through a tutorial and survey of cryptography and network security technology. Then, the practice of network security is explored via practical applications that have been implemented and are in use today. An unparalleled support package for instructors and students ensures a successful teaching and learning experience. The new edition has been updated to include coverage of the latest topics including expanded coverage of block cipher modes of operation, including authenticated encryption; revised and expanded coverage of AES; expanded coverage of pseudorandom number generation; new coverage of federated identity, HTTPS, Secure Shell (SSH) and wireless network security; completely rewritten and updated coverage of IPsec; and a new chapter on legal and ethical issues.
Yuki Urushibara - Mushishi 2.
Mushi, a terrifying primitive life-form, take countless shapes–most of them deadly to the human race. Enter Ginko, a mushi expert, known as a mushishi. Though his laconic smile and soft-spoken manner don’t seem imposing, he represents the human world’s greatest defense. When a fellow mushishi disappears, Ginko must search for him on a mushi-infested mountain, putting his own life on the line!
Alastair Service - Standing Stones of Europe
The purpose of the great stone circles and stone-chambered barrows of Europe has always been a mystery. This is a country-by-country guide to the continent's great stone monuments, combining a detailed guide with a gazetteer, and presenting a provocative theory on their use and purpose.
Michael Seed - Noel Botham - Nobody's Child
Michael Seed 's childhood was nothing but a daily ordeal of unspeakable neglect, misery, and abuse from a father whose tyranny of fear stole Michael's formative years from him and drove Michael's mother to suicide. After years of silence, he now feels ready to tell a story that, though shockingly painful, is a testament to one human's remarkable ability to triumph over the most appalling of circumstances. Living with his adoptive parents, life for Michael was hell from the start. Long before his school days, the only lesson he learned was to try and avoid being noticed by his alcoholic father. More often than not, though, his dad would find time to ensure that both Michael and his mother felt his wrath together. Then, one awful night, Michael realized that the abuse was escalating to another level when his father began the sexual abuse that would continue for years. The abuse did not stop at home. Once he began school, Michael once again fell victim to terrible bullying and a teacher who violated him repeatedly. Michael, it seemed, was destined for a life of inescapable misery. Yet, despite the horror of these years, Michael was ultimately saved by his own will to live and which inspired him to move on and seek a better life. This is the remarkable story of an individual who, against all the odds, managed to preserve his own dignity and finally escape the horrors of a stolen childhood.
Virginia C. Andrews - Music in the Night
The fourth in the Logan family series. For Laura Logan, life on Cape Cod with her beloved twin brother, Cary, has been almost perfect. Then the dark thunderclouds that have been gathering on the horizon suddenly burst with tragedy, howling a name from the Logans' shameful past. Laura Logan dreams of a glorious Cape Cod day when all the dark secrets are swept away.... For Laura Logan, life on Cape Cod has been nearly perfect, full of magical days spent enjoying the sea with her beloved twin brother, Cary. But then, like the creeping of the tides, the vicious rumors at school begin -- cruel voices saying unspeakable things about the Logans. Laura tries to ignore them, but not until handsome, gentle Robert Royce moves to their town does she feel truly carefree and happy again. While Robert's smile drives the shadows from Laura's heart, she still worries about Cary, whose gloomy moods drift in like the coastal fog. And then Grandma Olivia issues a chilling threat, forbidding Laura to see Robert ever again. Alone to suffer because of dark secrets no one will explain, Laura obeys... until the miracle of a glorious summer leads her back into Robert's arms. But dark thunderclouds have been gathering on the horizon, and when they suddenly burst with tragedy, they howl a name from the Logans' shameful past that plunges Laura into a silent, terrible agony. Now Laura can only dream of the warm, sun-filled life she so desperately desires....
Luke Scull - The Grim Company
This is a world dying. A world where wild magic leaks from the corpses of rotting gods, desperate tyrants battle over fading resources, impassive shapeshifters marshal beasts of enormous size and startling intelligence, and ravenous demons infest the northern mountains. A world where the only difference between a hero and a killer lies in the ability to justify dark deeds. But even in this world, pockets of resistance remain. When two aging warriors save the life of a young rebel, it proves the foundation for an unlikely fellowship. A fellowship united against tyranny, yet composed of self-righteous outlaws, crippled turncoats and amoral mercenaries.
Colin Dann - The Beach Dogs
'Now!' he snapped urgently. 'Down to the boat. As soon as you hear the engine start, jump in and get out of sight!' Zoe and Bertram have embarked on the most amazing adventure of their lives. Egged on by the lively young mongrel Jack, they are escaping heir dull, shorebound lives and are on course for the remote island of Clany. But what sort of life can the stowaways expect? Winter is coming, and food and drink will be hard to find on the island.
E. Van Lowe - Never Slow Dance with a Zombie
Romy and Michelle's Hight School Reunion meets Night of the Living Dead in this laugh-out-loud debut YA novel by Emmy Award-nominated TV writer E. Van Lowe Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie Uprising: Rule #1: While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombies won't attack other zombies. Rule #2: Never travel alone. Move in packs. Follow the crowd. Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality. Rule #3: If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at to him. Zombies love raw meat. This display of kindness will go a long way. On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they haven't accomplished a thing! Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive....
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt - The ABC of Community Law
The legal order created by the European Community has become a permanent feature of political reality in the 15 Member States of teh European Union. On the basis of the European Treaties, thousands of decisions are taken each year which have a major impact on the running of the Member States and on the lives of the European citizens. The individual ceased long ago to be a citizen merely of a town, locality or State: he is now a Community citizen too. The purpose of this publication is to explain the European legal order to these citizens. It is addressed primiraly to non-lawyers and tries to describe the Treaties in terms intelligible to the layman.