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Between the Alps and a Hard Place
Switzerland in World War II and Moral Blackmail Today
Angelo M. Codevilla
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 48 Min.
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What really happened to the billions of dollars worth of gold seized by Nazi Germany? What role did the Swiss government play and what are the implications of neutrality during wartime? The author addresses these questions, presents the case for and against Switzerland, and applies the lessons learned from World War II to the broader issue of companies - and countries - profiting during wartime.
In this darkly funny and poignant memoir of love and addiction, award-winning author Anna Marrian chronicles her attempts to win the love of her charming, elusive, and boundary-crossing father. With clear-eyed honesty, she takes us from preteen transgressions in a New England boarding school to breaking father-daughter taboos in the heart of Africa to the grip of her heroin addiction in a squalid London squat with a ne'er-do-well lover, illuminating the power - and limitations - of family ties.
Get ready to have all your illusions of the glamorous Italian expat life shattered in this hilarious, irreverent memoir of a young American woman's romantic (or rather, unromantic) misadventures in the eternal city. Handsome, charming Roman men; perfectly made cappuccino and risotto; breathtakingly beautiful antiquities and that incomparable Italian light - none of these are perhaps quite as idyllic as they might seem to the casual traveler.
Nola and Tina are both girls with problems. They don't know each other yet, but they will, because each is a Creator, with the magical ability to turn dreams into reality. It would be a great gift and a great power - if either knew she had it. But this world is hard on dreamers, whether they dream true or not.
Dating a vampire doesn't have to suck. Rylie Cruz is the owner of Get a Mate dating service. Her specialty is matching up paranormal folks. Thinking that a curse placed on her is finally broken, Rylie hopes that her love life is headed in the right direction.Not so fast. Rylie has finally convinced her hunky psychiatrist boyfriend, Jack Chandler, that she isn't crazy and is actually a werewolf. But after a little scuffle with temperamental vampires, Rylie must now convince Jack that he may be a part of the paranormal club.
As the owner of Get a Mate Dating Service, Rylie is more than happy to step in and lend a hand to lonely lycanthropic hearts all over town. No matter how hopeless Rylie might be in finding her own soul mate, she has a knack for helping others find theirs. Convinced that she is stuck with a family curse, Rylie is positive she will never find her true love. But when drool-worthy Jack Chandler shows up at her door, Rylie wonders if maybe the curse is finally broken.
High Lady Ordalf wanted her niece, the princess known as the Rose of Sarifal, dead. Instead, the young regent was secreted away by the high lady’s opponents. For years the eladrin queen of Gwynneth Isle has searched for evidence of her niece’s death, and word has finally come in the form of a castaway’s tale. The princess lives on the island of Moray - a mad beauty who leads a nation of lycanthropes.