Featuring Western and Soviet historians, the diverse essays gathered here illuminate the main developments, accomplishments, and failures of Peter's reign in Russia, reopening the troubling debates which color any assessment of the Petrine achievement.
In the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northern Mexico, isolated from the chaos of the Mexican Revolution, lived a peaceful, indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. There, away from civilization, 16-year-old Suré fell in love with a Jesuit missionary priest, Leandro. Their love convinces him to leave the priesthood and begin a family in the “civilized” world. The aftermath of the Mexican Revolution leads the romantic couple to be victimized by machismo and drunken savagery, forcing Suré into a twenty-year journey to overcome discrimination and violence. Inspired by the 2014 immigration crisis of unaccompanied minors into the U.S., Praying for an Eclipse is a trilogy of historical fiction that follows the family saga of Suré and her descendants over five generations. Book One, Mother Moon, narrates the traumatic rift that separates Suré from her family, creating and emotional and psychological divide that will mark the lives of her descendants in the following books.
Thriller Characters: 4 male, 4 female Interior Set Actor manager and playwright William Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in his hugely successful adaptation of Conan Doyle a popular play available from Samuel French, has invited his sister and the cast of his latest revival of the play for a weekend at his magnificent pseudo medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment Gillette has arranged a seance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder William Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric Gillette plans to solve the case himself a la Sherlock Holmes. "Zestfully trots out all the classic murder mystery devices: shots in the dark and darkly held secrets, deathbed letters, guns and knives and bottles bashed over the head, ghosts and hiders behind curtains and misbegotten suspicions. There are moments when you'll jump. Guaranteed."- The Telegraph "A Sherlock Holmes whodunnit kind of mystery packed with suspects and tinged with suspense and laughter."-London Times
Retirement guide for average people who would like to take and early retirement and enjoy life. Offers easy-to-follow steps for determining how much money will need to be saved, and how to make it stretch as long, and far, as possible. Softcover.
This masterpiece of comics storytelling brings to life a dark world…and an even darker man. Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement.
A mercenary outfit struggling for recognition, Star Risk contains a ragtag bunch of misfits, including an alien willing to invest his life savings into the company. Now if only they can succeed with their first mission: to spring a dangerous supersoldier trapped in a maximum-security prison.