Erscheinungsdatum: 13.05.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Shadows of 1915, Autor: Burger, Jerry, Verlag: Golden Antelope Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: FICTION // Psychological, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 218, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 281 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
AGE OF HEROES is an all-guns-blazing, World War II action film based on the incredible true story of the British special ops division 30 Commando, starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer. The film follows the newly formed 30 Commando, whose skills and endurance are pushed to the limit as they prepare for their first highly classified and dangerous mission: to take on the might of the Fuhrer's armed forces in a thrilling life-or-death operation. 1915: BATTLE FOR THE ALPS tells the story of young Andreas (William Moseley - The Chronicles of Narnia) is torn from his love, Francesca, when he is drafted to fight for his country. As war rages across Europe, the once idyllic Alpines will become host to one of the most brutal battles the 20th Century will see. With the front line cutting through the mighty Dolomite mountains, neighbours become enemies and families are divided. If he is to return to Francesca, Andreas must survive both the bloodiest war the world has ever seen and the extreme perils of the mountain. IN DARKNESS is an Academy Award nominated Holocaust War drama. When a sewer worker discovers a group of Jews living under the streets of war torn Poland he immediately sees a profit to be made. But as the war rages, humanity grows in the shadows and an incredible true story of courage and sacrifice emerges.
The destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16 was the greatest atrocity of World War I. Around one million Armenians were killed, and the survivors were scattered across the world. Although it is now a century old, the issue of what most of the world calls the Armenian Genocide of 1915 is still a live and divisive issue that mobilizes Armenians across the world, shapes the identity and politics of modern Turkey, and has consumed the attention of U.S. politicians for years. In Great Catastrophe, the eminent scholar and reporter Thomas de Waal looks at the aftermath and politics of the Armenian Genocide and tells the story of recent efforts by courageous Armenians, Kurds, and Turks to come to terms with the disaster as Turkey enters a new post-Kemalist era. The story of what happened to the Armenians in 1915-16 is well-known. Here we are told the "history of the history" and the lesser-known story of what happened to Armenians, Kurds, and Turks in the century that followed. De Waal relates how different generations tackled the issue of the "Great Catastrophe" from the 1920s until the failure of the Protocols signed by independent Armenia and Turkey in 2010. Quarrels between diaspora Armenians supporting and opposing the Soviet Union broke into violence and culminated with the murder of an archbishop in 1933. The devising of the word "genocide", the growth of modern identity politics, and the 50th anniversary of the massacres re-energized a new generation of Armenians. In Turkey the issue was initially forgotten, only to return to the political agenda in the context of the Cold War and an outbreak of Armenian terrorism. More recently, Turkey has started to confront its taboos. In an astonishing revival of oral history, the descendants of tens of thousands of "Islamized Armenians", who have been in the shadows since 1915, have begun to reemerge and reclaim their identities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rapkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021453/bk_adbl_021453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Seamstress of Ourfa is the first audiobook in a trilogy; a multigenerational tale about an eccentric Armenian family forced into exile by genocide and their quest to find a new home.It begins in 1895 in Ourfa, a thriving cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. Khatoun Khouri, a girl of 13, meets her husband, Iskender Agha Boghos, a poet and a dreamer, who adores her but cannot express it in words. Around them, the Ottoman Empire is crumbling, the world heading toward war, and the Armenian minority subjected to increasing repression, culminating in the genocide of 1915.As Iskender retreats into his books and alcohol, losing land, money, and business, Khatoun holds their family together by sewing for the wives of the men who persecute them...her creations inciting lust, love, and fertility.The family helps the resistance and ultimately evades the death marches to the Syrian Desert only to lose everything when exiled by Mustafa Kemal and following the birth of the Turkish Republic. This is a story of friendship between enemies and of women who emerge from the shadows and rebuild lives in the midst of oppression. It is a powerful story of resilience and faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159745/bk_acx0_159745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1915, when a kitchen stove fire singed his sister Mabel's lashes and brows, Tom Lyle Williams watched in fascination as she performed what she called "a secret of the harem" - mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows. Mabel's simple beauty trick ignited Tom Lyle's imagination, and he started what would become a billion-dollar business, one that remains a viable American icon after nearly a century. He named it Maybelline in her honor. Throughout the 20th century, the Maybelline company inflated, collapsed, endured, and thrived in tandem with the nation's upheavals, as did the family that nurtured it. Tom Lyle Williams - to avoid unwanted scrutiny of his private life - cloistered himself behind the gates of his Rudolph Valentino Villa and ran his empire from the shadows. Now, after nearly a century of silence, this true story celebrates the life of an American entrepreneur, a man forced to remain behind a mask, using his sister-in-law, Evelyn Boecher, to be his front. This is an epic story and best-selling book. It is being considered for a four-part series made for television. To date, the book has been translated into four languages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerrie Seymour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049806/bk_acx0_049806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.