The Relic s Chronicles Book 1

Author: Jotham C. Hoffmann
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493145134
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War consumes planet Earth, but this war is far different from any other in its extensive history of violence. Races from other planets have found their way to Earth and have begun to tear it apart. Sierra Vazie, leader of the feared Drone Legion, is determined to reach total dominance, but she has obstacles to overcome. One of these obstacles is Jason Lance. Jason is a teenage boy from New York City, who has no idea how important of a journey he is about to embark on. According to prophecy, Jason is destined to save the universe from an impending destruction. Follow Jason and his companions into a world of magic and adventure like never before.

Hitler s Holy Relics

Author: Sidney Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416597803
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From Paris to Stalingrad, the Nazis systematically plundered all manner of art and antiquities. But the first and most valuable treasures they looted were the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. In Hitler’s Holy Relics, bestselling author Sidney Kirkpatrick tells the riveting and never-before-told true story of how an American college professor turned Army sleuth recovered these cherished symbols of Hitler’s Thousand-Year Reich before they could become a rallying point in the creation of a Fourth and equally unholy Reich. Anticipating the Allied invasion of Nazi Germany, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler had ordered a top-secret bunker carved deep into the bedrock beneath Nürnberg castle. Inside the well-guarded chamber was a specially constructed vault that held the plundered treasures Hitler valued the most: the Spear of Destiny (reputed to have been used to pierce Christ’s side while he was on the cross) and the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, ancient artifacts steeped in medieval mysticism and coveted by world rulers from Charlemagne to Napoleon. But as Allied bombers rained devastation upon Nürnberg and the U.S. Seventh Army prepared to invade the city Hitler called “the soul of the Nazi Party,” five of the most precious relics, all central to the coronation ceremony of a would-be Holy Roman Emperor, vanished from the vault. Who took them? And why? The mystery remained unsolved for months after the war’s end, until the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, ordered Lieutenant Walter Horn, a German-born art historian on leave from U.C. Berkeley, to hunt down the missing treasures. To accomplish his mission, Horn must revisit the now-rubble-strewn landscape of his youth and delve into the ancient legends and arcane mysticism surrounding the antiquities that Hitler had looted in his quest for world domination. Horn searches for clues in the burnt remains of Himmler’s private castle and follows the trail of neo-Nazi “Teutonic Knights” charged with protecting a vast hidden fortune in plundered gold and other treasure. Along the way, Horn has to confront his own demons: how members of his family and former academic colleagues subverted scholarly research to help legitimize Hitler’s theories of Aryan supremacy and the Master Race. What Horn discovers on his investigative odyssey is so explosive that his final report will remain secret for decades. Drawing on unpublished interrogation and intelligence reports, as well as on diaries, letters, journals, and interviews in the United States and Germany, Kirkpatrick tells this riveting and disturbing story with cinematic detail and reveals— for the first time—how a failed Vienna art student, obsessed with the occult and dreams of his own grandeur, nearly succeeded in creating a Holy Reich rooted in a twisted reinvention of medieval and Church history.

Literature Journals in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in China 1931 1938

Author: Sunny Han Han
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811064482
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This book examines the development of Chinese literature journals and social ideologies from 1931 to 1938, combining first-hand historical materials, historical data and four important literature journals to study the competition and cooperation between various powers such as the Kuomintang, the CCP, the “Third Party”, and intellectuals. This book describes the most influential Chinese literature journals and their political background during that period, and explains the relations between disparate political and social powers, helping to decipher Chinese intellectuals’ cultural positions during this time. The author concludes with the provocative thesis that there was a progression in literature of the Nanjing Decade from an emphasis on class struggle to national salvation to a humanism that transcended these differences. ——Arif Dirlik, author of "Culture and History in Postrevolutionary China: The Perspective of Global Modernity" The author looks into sources drawn from various camps and areas, identifies ideological and affective contestations, debates theoretical agendas, and ponders the consequences of literature as a unique manifestation of wartime engagements. Both historically informed and methodologically engaged, Han’s book is a most important source for anyone interested in the cultural and political dynamics of modern China in an extraordinary time. ——David Der-wei Wang, Professor of Harvard University

Star Wars Jyn die Rebellin

Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Panini
ISBN: 3736799985
Format: PDF
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Der neue Roman zum aktuellen Star Wars Kinoerfolg Rogue One. Im Fokus steht dabei die Vorgeschichte der jungen Titelheldin Jyn Erso. Als Jyn 5 Jahre alt war wurde ihre Mutter ermordet und ihr Vater entführt, um dem Imperium zu dienen. Der mürrische Einzelgänger Saw Gerrera nahm sich ihrer an und bildete sie zur Kämpferin aus. Der Beginn eines Lebens als Rebellin, die einst das Imperium in seinen Grundfesten erschüttern sollte.

As Angels Weep

Author: L.W. Hewitt
Publisher: L.W. Hewitt
ISBN: 1500891525
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Throughout Nazi-occupied Europe, amidst tyranny and terror, common people gathered around their kitchen tables and plotted treason. It was a crime against the state to save a life. These are the stories of just three of the survivors hidden during the Holocaust by these quiet heroes. They remain mostly anonymous. We can never know how many there were. We can never know their names. We must be content to know they existed, and stood against a great evil ... alone and resolute.

The Madonna Rosa

Author: L.W. Hewitt
Publisher: L.W. Hewitt
ISBN: 1311358781
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Anisette Durande holds the destiny of a free Brittany in her hands - desperate to keep the Madonna Rosa from the Germans as the Nazi onslaught rolls across defenseless France in 1940. She is La Guardienne - the last of a line of women descended from a lone survivor of a terrible slaughter, blessed to protect the ancient Madonna carved from the crucifix of the Christian martyrs of Roman Lyon. Her only hope - a chance encounter with a young British soldier on the road, himself fleeing the Germans toward an evacuation port on the Brittany coast. Scotty promises to return the Madonna to her - somehow ... yet becomes lost in the chaos and tragedy about to unfold in St. Nazaire.