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A Bride for Tobias: The Proxy Brides, Book 26 ,...
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Eight years ago, Toby Keller had been a clumsy, shy adolescent when he left his hometown of Brownville, Nebraska, to go live with his grandfather, the famous Marshal Hampton Gibson. Now confident, mature, and handsome, 25-year-old Deputy Tobias Keller has come home to visit his family. Once there, he finds out about a young woman under the employ of a mutual acquaintance, in a city 600 miles away, who is in dire need of a hero. Although they’ve never met, he takes it upon himself to volunteer to give her the protection of his name. When Pauline Christiansen, a beautiful 20-year-old, living in Louisville, Kentucky, overhears her suitor discussing with another man a crime they were committing, she finds herself in need of protection when he threatens to extort her into an unwanted marriage. Her family and friends propose an outrageous plan - she’ll wed, by proxy, a man she has never laid eyes on, from a small town she’s never heard of, somewhere in Nebraska. Would this even be legal? Assured that annulment papers would be drawn up to safeguard the temporary marriage, she reasons that not much could go wrong. But once Pauline travels to the faraway hamlet of Brownville and gets off the train - sparks fly! The attraction between the two is as immediate as a bolt of lightning. However, as time passes, each one invariably believes the other is simply biding their time until Pauline’s family gives her the all-clear to come back home. Will they be able to overcome problems, dangers, outlaws, and over-protective brothers to stay together? Or will they let a marriage made in heaven slip through their fingers due to stubbornness and pride? This is a clean, inspirational romance. The story contains themes of real life but is suitable for all ages, as it contains no illicit sex or profanity.  1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/206097/bk_acx0_206097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Britannia's Wolf: The Dawlish Chronicles: Septe...
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In 1877, the Russo-Turkish War is reaching its climax. A Russian victory will pose a threat for Britain's strategic interests. To protect those interests, an ambitious British naval officer, Nicholas Dawlish, is assigned to the Ottoman Navy to ravage Russian supply lines in the Black Sea. In the depths of a savage winter, as Turkish forces face defeat on all fronts, Dawlish confronts enemy ironclads, Cossack lances, and merciless Kurdish irregulars and finds himself a pawn in the rivalry of the Sultan's half brothers for control of the collapsing empire. And in the midst of this chaos, unwillingly and unexpectedly, Dawlish finds himself drawn to a woman whom he believes he should not love. Not for his own sake, and not for hers.... Britannia's Wolf introduces a naval hero who is more familiar with steam, breechloaders, and torpedoes than with sails, carronades, and broadsides. As a boy Dawlish joined a Royal Navy still commanded by veterans of Trafalgar, but he will help forge the Dreadnought navy of Jutland and the Great War. Further books will accompany Dawlish on that voyage into the future.... The Dawlish Chronicles series, which commences with Britannia's Wolf, is in the great tradition of the Napoleonic-era naval fiction of Forester, Kent, O'Brian, and Pope but is set in the late 19th century, as Britain's empire approached its apogee. In this period old enemies were still threats, new players were joining the ranks of the Great Powers, and the potential for local conflict to escalate into general war - even world war - was never absent. Britain's ability to project force rapidly and decisively on a global scale was assured by a Royal Navy that was in transition as new technologies emerged at an unprecedented rate. But force alone was often inappropriate, and conflicts often had to be resolved by guile and by proxy. It is in this world of change and uncertainty that Nicholas Dawlish, always resourceful, sometimes ru 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Doersch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048612/bk_acx0_048612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Gulf Politics
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The paper is divided into two parts: the first part examines the Saudi Arabia-Iran bilateral relations to portray the rivalry over Gulf Hegemony in a Fluid and Transitional Global System. The second part discusses Iraqi politics, as the Land of Proxy Conflicts and Changing Alliances.The first part of the paper aims to gain insight into the future scenarios and outcomes of the zero-sum game between the Karamazov Brothers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, in addition, it sheds light on the sectarian, political and economic facades of antagonistic bilateral relations. It portrays the intersecting relations among the global and regional political actors. In further analysis, it explores the volatile nature of the alliances and hostilities in the Middle East. The second part of the paper aims to gain insight into the past, present and future scenarios of the bilateral and multilateral relations between Iraq, the regional and global actors. It portrays the intersecting relations among the global and regional political actors.

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Coen Brothers
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen (born September 21, 1957), known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. For more than twenty years, the pair have written and directed numerous successful films, ranging from screwball comedies (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy) to hardboiled thrillers (Miller''s Crossing, Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn''t There, No Country for Old Men), to movies where genres blur together (Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading, and A Serious Man). The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes. They are known in the film business as "the two-headed director", as they share a similar vision of their films. It is said that actors can approach either brother with a question and get the same answer.

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»Sorry, you just got Coened«
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Vorwort: Das postmoderne Kino der Coen Brothers – J. Nesselhauf: „The Same Old Song“. ,Blood Simple‘ zwischen Spielfilm und postmodernem Filmspiel – D. Schmitt: Of Woodpeckers and Men – ,Raising Arizona‘ zwischen Zeichentrick- und Literaturadaption – R. Fedick / S. Blum: „Do you always know why you do things?“ – Hard-boiled-Kontemplationen in ,Miller's Crossing‘ – M. Vetter: Anmerkungen zum Barton-Fink-Gefühl – N. D. Peiler: Die postmoderne Stilquadratur des Kreises: ,The Hudsucker Proxy‘ – M. Bonner: ,Fargo‘ - Das Lügenkorsett als ‚mise en abyme‘ – T. Müller: The Dark Side of the Dude - ,Cutter’s Way‘ als Vorlage für ,The Big Lebowski‘ – H. Bieg: ,O Brother, Where Art Thou?‘ Eine „vielstrophige Hymne auf das Pandämonium des Südens“ – P. Jantschewski: „You might say I had it made“ – Zu Joel und Ethan Coens ,The Man Who Wasn’t There‘ – C. Schmitt: ,Intolerable Cruelty‘ – Eine postmoderne Screwball Komödie? – S. Landau: „Let Us Go Back to God“ – Das Coen’sche Remake ,The Ladykillers‘ zwischen religiöser etaphorik und poetischer Gerechtigkeit – D. Schmitt: „Compared to what?“ - ,No Country for Old Men‘ als Rekonstruktion und Dekonstruktion von ,Raising Arizona‘ – M. Schleich: „You Might Be Worried About the Security of Your Shit“ - Die Paranoia der Post-9/11-Ära und die zeitgenössische Kontrollgesellschaft in ,Burn After Reading‘ – S. Blum: „Accept the mystery“ – Sinnevokation und Sinnverweigerung in ,A Serious Man‘ – A. Maldener: Von Racheengeln, Cowboy-Karikaturen und Rodeo-Clowns. Zum postmodernen Verständnis von Gender-Konstruktionen im Film ,True Grit‘ – D. Schmitt: „The Man who wasn’t Bob Dylan“ – Spiegelungs- und Abgrenzungstechniken in ,Inside Llewyn Davis‘

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Coen Brothers Amer
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For more than three decades, Joel and Ethan Coen have produced some of the most unique and thought-provoking works in modern cinema. In broad comedies such as Raising Arizona, violent thrillers like No Country for Old Men, and black comedies such as Fargo, the filmmakers have offered brilliant takes on a variety of film genres. One of the most distinctive features of their movies is their skewed view of America itself. In The Coen Brothers' America, M. Keith Booker discusses feature films produced by the pair since their 1984 debut Blood Simple. The author focuses on how the Coen brothers' films engage with American cultural history and are embedded in specific geographical settings. From New York to Los Angeles, from Texas to Minnesota, the Coens capture the essence of real locations from unusual angles, which often make the films appear as if they are taking place in an alternate reality. In addition, many of the brothers' films are steeped in America's cultural past, from the deep south of the 1930s in O Brother, Where Art Thou to the Greenwich Village of the 1960s in Inside Llewyn Davis. The Coens make particularly effective use of films from Hollywood's Golden Age, producing their own updated versions of such genres as film noir (The Man Who Wasn't There), the Western (True Grit), and screwball comedy (The Hudsucker Proxy)-not to mention their idiosyncratic depictions of Hollywood itself in Barton Fink and Hail Caesar! This book also explores how the Coens draw upon cultural phenomena outside of film, including literature, music, and television. Approaching each film within the framework of Ethan and Joel's overall vision. The Coen Brothers' America provides an entertaining look at the pair's work that will appeal to scholars and fans alike.

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A singular marriage
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The eldest of five brothers and sisters, Christiane Chambreuil, after the death of her father, had to provide for her family; she accepted the job of 'mistress of the house' in a Scottish family. She signed the commitment documents without even reading them and, to her amazement, learned some time after her arrival in Uam-Var that she was officially married to Edward Duncan, one of Sir Archibald Duncan's two sons. Christiane protests, storm.... It's too late! It's too late! A marriage by proxy is a marriage anyway. And 'mistress of mai-son' is it not an ambiguous expression that implies 'wife'? She had barely recovered from the shock of the shock she experienced at the castle, in the absence of their masters, a woman holding a very young child in her hand. 'I bring you little Christian. Old Gertrude is dead and her family doesn't know what to do with your child. A singular marriage in truth

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Baseball in the Garden of Eden
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Think you know how the game of baseball began? Think again. Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown. Forget Alexander Joy Cartwright and the New York Knickerbockers. Instead, meet Daniel Lucius Adams, William Rufus Wheaton, and Louis Fenn Wadsworth, each of whom has a stronger claim to baseball paternity than Doubleday or Cartwright. But did baseball even have a father—or did it just evolve from other bat-and-ball games? John Thorn, baseball's preeminent historian, examines the creation story of the game and finds it all to be a gigantic lie, not only the Doubleday legend, so long recognized with a wink and a nudge. From its earliest days baseball was a vehicle for gambling (much like cricket, a far more popular game in early America), a proxy form of class warfare, infused with racism as was the larger society, invigorated if ultimately corrupted by gamblers, hustlers, and shady entrepreneurs. Thorn traces the rise of the New York version of the game over other variations popular in Massachusetts and Philadelphia. He shows how the sport's increasing popularity in the early decades of the nineteenth century mirrored the migration of young men from farms and small towns to cities, especially New York. And he charts the rise of secret professionalism and the origin of the notorious 'reserve clause,” essential innovations for gamblers and capitalists. No matter how much you know about the history of baseball, you will find something new in every chapter. Thorn also introduces us to a host of early baseball stars who helped to drive the tremendous popularity and growth of the game in the post-Civil War era: Jim Creighton, perhaps the first true professional player; Candy Cummings, the pitcher who claimed to have invented the curveball; Albert Spalding, the ballplayer who would grow rich from the game and shape its creation myth; Hall of Fame brothers George and Harry Wright; Cap Anson, the first man to record three thousand hits and a virulent racist; and many others. Add bluff, bluster, and bravado, and toss in an illicit romance, an unknown son, a lost ball club, an epidemic scare, and you have a baseball detective story like none ever written. Thorn shows how a small religious cult became instrumental in the commission that was established to determine the origins of the game and why the selection of Abner Doubleday as baseball's father was as strangely logical as it was patently absurd. Entertaining from the first page to the last, Baseball in the Garden of Eden is a tale of good and evil, and the snake proves the most interesting character. It is full of heroes, scoundrels, and dupes; it contains more scandal by far than the 1919 Black Sox World Series fix. More than a history of the game, Baseball in the Garden of Eden tells the story of nineteenth-century America, a land of opportunity and limitation, of glory and greed—all present in the wondrous alloy that is our nation and its pastime.

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Baseball in the Garden of Eden
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Think you know how the game of baseball began? Think again. Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown. Forget Alexander Joy Cartwright and the New York Knickerbockers. Instead, meet Daniel Lucius Adams, William Rufus Wheaton, and Louis Fenn Wadsworth, each of whom has a stronger claim to baseball paternity than Doubleday or Cartwright. But did baseball even have a father—or did it just evolve from other bat-and-ball games? John Thorn, baseball's preeminent historian, examines the creation story of the game and finds it all to be a gigantic lie, not only the Doubleday legend, so long recognized with a wink and a nudge. From its earliest days baseball was a vehicle for gambling (much like cricket, a far more popular game in early America), a proxy form of class warfare, infused with racism as was the larger society, invigorated if ultimately corrupted by gamblers, hustlers, and shady entrepreneurs. Thorn traces the rise of the New York version of the game over other variations popular in Massachusetts and Philadelphia. He shows how the sport's increasing popularity in the early decades of the nineteenth century mirrored the migration of young men from farms and small towns to cities, especially New York. And he charts the rise of secret professionalism and the origin of the notorious 'reserve clause,” essential innovations for gamblers and capitalists. No matter how much you know about the history of baseball, you will find something new in every chapter. Thorn also introduces us to a host of early baseball stars who helped to drive the tremendous popularity and growth of the game in the post-Civil War era: Jim Creighton, perhaps the first true professional player; Candy Cummings, the pitcher who claimed to have invented the curveball; Albert Spalding, the ballplayer who would grow rich from the game and shape its creation myth; Hall of Fame brothers George and Harry Wright; Cap Anson, the first man to record three thousand hits and a virulent racist; and many others. Add bluff, bluster, and bravado, and toss in an illicit romance, an unknown son, a lost ball club, an epidemic scare, and you have a baseball detective story like none ever written. Thorn shows how a small religious cult became instrumental in the commission that was established to determine the origins of the game and why the selection of Abner Doubleday as baseball's father was as strangely logical as it was patently absurd. Entertaining from the first page to the last, Baseball in the Garden of Eden is a tale of good and evil, and the snake proves the most interesting character. It is full of heroes, scoundrels, and dupes; it contains more scandal by far than the 1919 Black Sox World Series fix. More than a history of the game, Baseball in the Garden of Eden tells the story of nineteenth-century America, a land of opportunity and limitation, of glory and greed—all present in the wondrous alloy that is our nation and its pastime.

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