In Jack London´s lifetime, Burning Daylight was one of his best-selling books, yet it has been largely out of print for decades. Now the novel is being brought back for a new generation of readers to discover. The story features one of London´s most engaging larger-than-life protagonists, Elam Harnish, a prospector with John Henry?like strength and a thirst for gold-plated wealth. Harnish, the ´´Burning Daylight´´ of the title, eventually strikes it rich through his talent in the mines?and at the poker table. But he ultimately makes the biggest gamble of his life when he decides to trade it all for the golden-haired love of his life. While the novel moves from Alaska to the Sonoma Valley and later into the wilds of Wall Street, it´s the vivid descriptions of the Gold Rush?era Klondike that shine. London takes readers on journeys deep into mines and across the frozen North via sled dog. He captures the competitive spirit of the time and the endless hope that the big score is just one dig away. London weaves in progressive views on sustainability and land use, and also timeless lessons about the real riches in life. This new edition presents London´s text in full and features a new afterword from University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Eric Heyne. Heyne situates the novel within London´s life and writings and looks at some of the sources that may have inspired him. The re-emergence of Burning Daylight will allow London´s fans to fill in an important spot on their bookshelf and rediscover a long?lost work.
In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student and nanny living in Moscow, entered Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so began a two–year friendship and a fight for Inna’s life. In Swimming in the Daylight, Lisa chronicles her friend’s struggle to shed her refusenik status, obtain a visa to America, and find medical treatment for her malignant cancer. Inna endured a perverse reality as a citizen of the Soviet Union: By refusing her permission to emigrate, her government denied her the ability to seek life-saving cancer treatment in Western countries. In effect, Inna explained to Lisa, this refusal was a form of Soviet persecution of her and her husband Naum, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group fighting for human rights in the U.S.S.R., for being Jewish. Spurred by outrage and the desire to help her friend, Lisa returned to the United States, vowing to do all she could to get Inna out of Moscow. She staged a hunger strike, held a press conference, and galvanized American politicians to fight for Inna’s freedom. All these efforts eventually persuaded Mikhail Gorbachev to issue Inna a visa in December 1986, when she finally stepped foot on American soil. At a time when international strife seemed insurmountable and worries at home seemed paralyzing, this story taught - and continues to teach - people everywhere that courage and willpower define a person and that individuals have the power to change the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008562/bk_adbl_008562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II, based on wartime documents, interviews with locals, and the application of modern forensic practices on long-hidden gravesites. Nearly a decade of further work by his team, drawing on interviews with 5,000 neighbors of the Jews, has resulted in stunning new findings about the extent and nature of the genocide. The mass killings took place across the Eastern Front, in seven countries formerly part of the Soviet Union invaded by Nazi Germany. They followed a secret template, or repeatable script, that included a timetable and involved local inhabitants in the mechanics of death to ensure complicity, whether it was to cook for the killers; to clear, dig, and cover the graves; to witness their Jewish neighbors being marched off; or to take part in the slaughter. Narrating in lucid, powerful prose that has the immediacy of a crime report, Father Desbois assembles a chilling account of how, concretely, these events took place in village after village, from the selection of the date to the twenty-four-hour period in which the mass murders unfolded. Today, such groups as ISIS put into practice the Nazis´ lessons on making genocide efficient. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009785/bk_brll_009785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three scorching hot tales of femdom domestic discipline!!!This scorching hot bundle features three stories of femdom wives and domestic discipline!Included in the bundle:Panty Sniffer gets Pegged - When Natasha catches her husband sniffing her worn panties, she decides she is going to humiliate him and teach him an unforgettable lesson. The busty wife embarrasses him by dressing Jeff in her underwear, shoves a makeshift plug into his rear, and makes him service her orally in their garden in broad daylight. Punished into Worshipping his Goddess Wife - Claudia’s husband crosses the line when he scoffs down a freshly baked cake whilst she was out. Claudia is furious, fuming while her husband grovels at her feet begging for forgiveness. The seductive wife explains to Leon, the only way she will forgive him is if he worships every inch of her body, pleasuring her to her heart´s content.Losing a bet leads to an evening of CFNM - When Elise wins a bet with her husband, she quickly snaps a leash around her husband privates and forces him to undress. The ecstatic wife drags her husband into the park and parades him front of passerby’s, showing off her trophy husband in a victorious show of CFNM.Buy this audiobook now and enjoy all three stories!! This sizzling hot collection of short stories contains over 5,000 words of first time femdom, domestic discipline, cfnm, goddess worship, first time strap violation, voyeurism, female domination, dominant woman dominating submissive men, and should be listened to by adults only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Harder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131182/bk_acx0_131182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder and vigilante justice. It´s the trial of the century in a 1940s North Carolina town..... War hero and law student Wes Ross has to save his uncle - but hide the truth. Taught to shoot in the rough logging camps of the North Carolina swamps, Wes Ross remembers his lessons well. Dodging hostile gunfire with dozens of other young Marines, he storms a remote Pacific island as one of Carlson´s Raiders in the first commando-style attack of World War II. He blasts several Japanese snipers from their palm-tree hideouts with buckshot before an enemy bullet sends him home. The Carolina home front includes a new girlfriend and a new occupation, learning to be a rural lawyer in his uncle´s law office, including courtroom intrigue and what goes on behind the scenes. Wes, like his uncles, is a good man, the kind who takes up for the poor and downtrodden and looks out for those who are easy prey for bullies. Frog Cutshaw is the storekeeper in the Caney Fork backwoods, a swaggering ex-moonshiner who is deadly with his ever-present .45 auto pistol. Frog´s daylight rape of a married woman and the brutal killing of her husband bring on Bible Belt vigilante justice: an eye for an eye, a life for a life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darryl Hughes Kurylo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043932/bk_acx0_043932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three adolescent bullies discover that the vicious crime for which they were never charged will haunt them in unimaginably horrific ways. A dominatrix and a bondage fetishist befriend one another as one’s preoccupation grows to consume his life. A man persuades his wife to start a family, but her reluctant pregnancy comes with a dreadful side effect. A substitute teacher’s curiosity about a veteran teacher’s methodology provides her with a lesson she won’t soon forget. An affluent, xenophobic lawyer callously kills two immigrants with her car with seeming impunity; a childless couple plays a sadistic game with a neglected juvenile each Halloween. An abusive father, a dating site predator, a neglected concierge, and an obsessed co-worker: They are all among the residents of Rebecca Rowland’s universe, and they dwell in the everyday realm of crime and punishment tempered with fixation and madness.There are no vampires, zombies, or magical beings here; no, what lurk in this world are even more terrifying. Once you meet them, you will think twice before turning your back on that seemingly innocuous neighbor or coming to the aid of the helpless damsel in the dark parking lot. These monsters don’t lurk under your bed or in the shadows: They are the people you see every day at work, in the supermarket, and in broad daylight. They are the horrors that hide in plain sight, and they will unsettle you more than any supernatural being ever could. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Walton, Sarah Spring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133670/bk_acx0_133670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.