King Leopold II of Belgium emerges from the pages of history as a curious character. He was a member of a privileged clique of European monarchs, bereft of power but rich, indulgent, and indolent. Leopold certainly availed himself of all the pleasures of court life, but he was also shrewd, astonishingly competent, and avaricious to an almost unimaginable degree. His initial interest in foreign real estate was imperial, insofar as he desired on behalf of Belgium the main accoutrements of a first-rate power, which were, of course, foreign estates and colonies. He was, however, unable to move the Belgian parliament to act in accordance, the conservative belief perhaps being that Belgium could not afford to compete on that level. Belgium was a small European nation, existing between major and, at times, belligerent powers, and as such, it quietly went about its business with a determination not to rock the European boat. Displaying enormous ability and a masterful grasp of diplomatic maneuver, Leopold was able to secure primary rights over the territory of the Congo River catchment, a portion of the globe more than three times the size of France. By any standards, this was a monumental coup, and by the time the other European powers woke up to precisely what was underway, it was too late the arrest the momentum. Of all the issues on the agenda as delegates gathered in Berlin in 1884, foremost was the Congo question. The matter was debated, and although deeply troubled by the potential consequences, recognition was eventually afforded to Leopold´s claim to the Congo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091566/bk_acx0_091566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot:80 Inspiring Gluten-Free Recipes Made Easier Faster and More Nutritious in Your Multi-Function Cooker Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri
New from the award-winning author of The Five Times I Met Myself ´´James L. Rubart’s writing always delivers characters that echo our own lives, living in a world not too removed from our own. The Pages of Her Life is another captivating taste of who we really can be.” (David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler) How do you stand up for yourself when it means losing everything? Allison Moore is making it. Barely. The Seattle-area architecture firm she started with her best friend is struggling, but at least they’re free from the games played by the corporate world. She’s gotten over her divorce. And while her dad’s recent passing is tough, their relationship had never been easy. Then the bomb drops. Her dad had a secret life and left her mom in massive debt. As Allison scrambles to help her mom find a way out, she’s given a journal, anonymously, during a visit to her favorite coffee shop. As the pressure to rescue her mom mounts, Allison pours her fears and heartache into the journal. But then the unexplainable happens. The words in the journal, her words, begin to disappear. And new ones fill the empty spaces - words that force her to look at everything she knows about herself in a new light.Ignoring those words could cost her everything...but so could embracing them. ´´I’m a slow reader, but I couldn’t put down The Pages of Her Life. This intriguing story is brimming with wonderful characters and more than a few surprises, including marvelous cameos by characters from another favorite Rubart novel. Immensely thought-provoking, this novel would make a fabulous book-club read. I can’t recommend it highly enough!” (Deborah Raney, author of A Vow to Cherish and the Chandler Sisters novels) ´´The Pages of Her Life is quintessential James Rubart and showcases why his novels are automatic must-reads. Rubart 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Dee Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001448/bk_tnwd_001448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine Taking FREE Luxury Cruises Anytime You Want Anywhere You Want - for the Rest of Your Life!! Here´s the unvarnished truth... Getting FREE cruises isn´t rocket science. Any reasonably intelligent person can do it including YOU. All it takes is a step-by-step plan. You see, cruise lines are constantly scouting for properly prepared people who will share their passions, hobbies, or craft projects with other passengers as an onboard speaker or arts and crafts leader! This book explores the opportunity in depth. You´ll understand why and how the free cruise deal exists and how-to get started. To make sure you get started cruising free - the book offers FREE trial bonus coaching from the author, Daniel Hall (see page 146.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002631/bk_acx0_002631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stabile eBook Reader Hülle in Buchoptik mit einer mehrlagigen Polsterung für den optimalen Schutz. Die praktische Innentasche gibt dir Platz für kleine Notizen und Zettel, während die Gummihalterung für einen sicheren Halt sorgt. Das weiche Innenmaterial der eBook Reader Hülle verhindert Kratzer auf dem Display. Der hochauflösende Druck auf Vorder- und Rückseite ist beständig gegen äußere Einflüsse.
Dr. Joe´s Man Diet:Lose 15-20 Pounds Drop Bad Cholesterol 20% and Watch Your Blood Sugar Free-Fall in 12 Weeks Joseph Feuerstein
The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils:Recipes Using Coconut Oil and Other Unprocessed and Unrefined Oils - Including Avocado Flaxseed Walnut & Others--Paleo-friendly and Gluten-free Lisa Howard
Down South Paleo:Delectable Southern Recipes Adapted for Gluten-free Paleo Eaters Jennifer Robins
Four hands are faster than two The stars of every major entertainment industry have benefited from creative collaboration. From Spielberg and Lucas, to Lennon and McCartney, to Jordan and Pippen. Why not take a page out of the book of the greats, and use a tried and true method to produce quality books faster? In this book, you will learn (almost) everything necessary to co-write and release your next book, including: How to identify a potential writing partner How to identify your combined goals How to test each other How to develop a method that works for your individual team How to decide what kind of team you are, and which co-writing style to use How to write and share responsibilities How to decide what programs and applications to use How to effectively prepare and release your completed book How to set yourselves up for the most earning potential Whether self-published or traditionally published, these lessons will help you keep your new team together, and your hands free of murder. Trust us. Neither of us is dead... Yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alan Martinson, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114623/bk_acx0_114623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? In this book the author´s many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as if he wants to free the creatures from the page. It depended on patrons and moved in establishment circles.
No women. No children. No torture. The Huntsman has his rules. For years, Tobin has done his emperor´s bidding, eliminating threats to the Empire of Morvansk. But when he is ordered to kill the lovely Princess Mara, Tobin´s absolute loyalty ends. The emperor´s punishment is swift and lethal, and Tobin is left with only one desire: vengeance. Stay quiet. Stay hidden. Stay free. These are the rules Ever lives by. Raised as a boy by her overprotective father, Ever has something the Morvansk emperor covets: mirror magic. With it, she can see anyone, anywhere, through the mirror´s glass. The emperor stole her mother years ago for this same magic, and now, he wants Ever, too. When Ever´s mirror shows the wounded rebel huntsman approaching her village, she´s compelled to help him. But as Tobin and Ever grow closer, and their secrets intertwine, they´ll have to follow the rules they´ve always lived by-or break free from them, once and for all.
Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long--one of the world´s leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival--provides a superb new edition of Epictetus´s celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses. Freedom, for Epictetus, is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alone can bestow on ourselves. We can all be free, but only if we learn to assign paramount value to what we can control (our motivations and reactions), treat what we cannot control with equanimity, and view our circumstances as opportunities to do well and be well, no matter what happens to us through misfortune or the actions of other people. How to Be Free features splendid new translations and the original Greek on facing pages, a compelling introduction that sets Epictetus in context and describes the importance of Stoic freedom today, and an invaluable glossary of key words and concepts. The result is an unmatched introduction to this powerful method of managing emotions and handling life´s situations, from the most ordinary to the most demanding.