Dr David Starkey begins his history of the British monarchy in the violence and chaos of the dark ages. There from a legendary world peopled by dragons and monsters a uniquely English idea of monarchy emerged, which was able to stand firm in the face of the Viking invasions. In this program, Dr Starkey tells the dramatic story of the creation of England and the triumph of an English hero, Alfred the Great.
He investigates the origin of the New Zealand accent and goes in search of a toxic arachnid with a tortured love life. Hamish Campbell investigates the science behind the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes. Jacky Geurts meets a family determined to save their vulnerable colony of penguins, and Riria Hotere goes back to the land. On May 15, , 19 Lancaster bombers set off for Germany's industrial heartland, piloted by the brave young men of Squadron, led by Guy Gibson. Using an ultra-secret weapon - the bouncing bomb - this daring raid was intended to breach the three Ruhr dams and thereby destroy the Nazi war industry.
The program details the astonishing concept behind the bouncing bomb and re-creates the raids on each dam, using archive footage to relive the incredible feats of flying and marksmanship of the Dambusters. Nazi Germany boasted that its locomotives were faster and more innovative, and this program examines that claim by looking at the 'flying trains'. The Reichsbahn was responsible for the army's massive railway guns, and using stunning archive of a surviving K5 gun in action, military historian Al Keonig explains its success.
Hitler preferred auto mobiles to the train, and historian Christian Wolmar argues that this was a fatal flaw - leading to defeat in Russia. Through the story of two Auschwitz survivors, we reveal how an entire railway network, involving thousands of people - was used to carry out mass murder. Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The US space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly fire during a pre-launch run-through.
In disarray, and threatened by the prospect of a Soviet Union victory in the space race, NASA decided upon a radical and risky change of plan: turn Apollo 8 from an earth-orbit mission into a daring sprint to the moon while relying on untried new technologies. Fifty years after the historic mission, the Apollo 8 astronauts and engineers recount the feats of engineering that paved the way to the moon. The ten plagues in the Bible's book of Exodus is one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told. A tyrannical pharaoh holds an army of Israelites captive. God orders Moses to warn that ten plagues will sweep across Egypt unless the slaves are released.
But pharaoh refuses. So Moses turns the River Nile into a torrent of blood, sends frogs and flies into the Egyptians' houses, blights the livestock with disease and the people with boils; hail, fire, locusts and darkness descend upon Egypt. And still pharaoh refuses to release the captives. Until the final, cruellest plague of all: the death of all first born.
Finally, Pharaoh relents, releasing the captives and triggering the exodus of the Israelites to the Promised Land. With its bizarre and bloody catalogue of horrors, the tale of the ten plagues has long been interpreted as a metaphorical story of triumph over tyranny, not an account of historical events. But now new evidence suggests these supernatural events were real natural phenomena, with one single, catastrophic, cause. The hunt for the truth behind the ten plagues takes archaeologists and scientists to the ruins of ancient Egypt's greatest temple, and the crater of a colossal volcano; from cutting edge laboratories to a lost city in the desert, as they uncover evidence of an apocalyptic natural disaster, that rocked the ancient world and may be the true cause of the ten plagues.
In London's British Museum, microbiologist Siro Trevisanato has unearthed an obscure ancient Egyptian medical papyrus, that he believes is the key to explaining all ten of the Biblical plagues. According to his radical new theory, ash from a volcanic eruption triggered a deadly domino effect, turning the Nile red and making its waters toxic. Fish died, frogs fled, insects swarmed, and anyone touching the water was afflicted by acid burns, lesions that Trevisanato believes are the Bible's plague of boils.
And it wasn't only ash that spelt disaster for the Egyptians. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in July , the world was suddenly split into two categories - those who believe in the Apollo 11 landings, and those who do not. We will search for a definitive answer by recreating the moon landing for ourselves, testing the various competing theories against each other. Featuring interviews with leading experts, conspiracy theorists, archive material and highly detailed reconstructions of the landing, we put this debate to bed once and for all.
As ancient astronaut theorists continue to find more and more compelling clues that extraterrestrials have been visiting planet Earth since ancient times, astronomers are also finding an increasing number of planets in our galaxy that are capable of sustaining life. Is it possible that we are on the brink of a reconnection with our alien ancestors? On this season, we uncover more astonishing new evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth than ever before.
In this episode, we investigate Gobekli Tepe. The ancient site of Gobekli Tepe challenges everything modern archaeologists believe about mankind's past. The megalithic stone complex was built over 12, years ago, which dates it to years before Stonehenge, and years before the first known civilisation was said to have emerged in Mesopotamia. Mainstream archaeologists believe that humans were roaming the Earth as simple hunter-gatherers at this time, but if so, how could they have built such incredible structures?
Might they have had help from a more advanced - perhaps extraterrestrial - civilisation? According to ancient astronaut theorists, the site serves as the smoking gun for a lost civilisation - one whose survivors may have built the site to preserve important information about otherworldly visitors.
Does the site offer clues about our extraterrestrial past that the ancients felt compelled to preserve for future generations? Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from 'Hellcatraz. The escapees were either captured or died trying. Some attempts were downright dumb, like the inmate who thought stuffing his pockets with rocks would help him float.
Others were bloody and ruthless, like the fearsome riot called the "Battle of ' During the early months and years of the war, Britain and her allies were almost powerless to hit back at Germany. They were on the back foot, unable to take the war to where the Germans would feel it most - Germany.
Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe commander, had even gone so far as to promise that no bombs would ever fall on the Fatherland. It was a rash and hollow boast. Ineffective target bombing of industrial and military sites eventually gave way to the deadly area bombing of towns and cities and the German people began reap the whirlwind.
Places such as Hamburg and Cologne were all but destroyed. Towards the end of the war, the bombing of the medieval city of Dresden provided one of the most controversial episodes of the war. The loss of life on both sides was terrible; many hundreds of thousands of German civilians lost their lives and Allied airmen never returned home.
This powerful episode tells the story. American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ, and Army units chase an elusive enemy in the Central Highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson Administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight. By teaming up with the Japanese, Hitler planned to launch an atomic attack on San Francisco on August 17, But on August 6, an American Superfortress dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the war ended shortly after.
In World War Two machines like the tanks, ships and aircraft received much of the glory. But there was a whole fleet of lesser-known vehicles that made victory in Europe possible. Vehicles like the Jeep; the two and half-ton truck that ensured the frontline troops were kept supplied; the amphibious DUKW that allowed the Allies to land quickly on beaches and cross rivers en route to Berlin.
We tell the story of one American GI and how he and his Harley motorbike became a legend. Archaeologists in Chesham, Buckinghamshire believe they've found the remains of a medieval building under the manicured lawns of a Georgian house. In this program, Dr David Starkey chronicles the stormy path of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England, the world's first nation state. He tells how, assailed by blitzkrieg from the Danes of King Canute, it survived to take its captor captive; and how, driven by civil strife, it nonetheless restored itself to power until through an historic misfortune, it fell in the end to the knights of William the Conqueror.
But the war cost heavily on both sides: British and over Argentinians died. Engineering has built our modern world. Everything from skyscrapers to roads and air travel are here because of Engineering. But what happens when engineering goes horribly wrong? Go behind the headlines to uncover what really happened in the most notorious engineering accidents. It is easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course, it was not.
This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Season two will take viewers on another visually stunning journey, shifting the focus from various decades to iconic thematic episodes in history, including: Titans of Industry: The story of a rising generation of industrialists like Henry Ford and inventors such as Thomas Edison who came to tower over America, transformed the country and impact the global landscape.
The fires of war become the forges of Australian invention. Alexander Worsfold built his all-terrain Transporter to hurry injured soldiers to field hospitals on the Western Front. Adelaide-born Howard Florey and his team developed the wonder drug Penicillin that was first deployed amongst infected allied soldiers during World War Two. And from Wollongong, Evelyn Owen's Sub Machine Gun out-performed its competitors and become known as 'the diggers' darling'.
Joseph Pulitzer built himself up from a penniless immigrant to the pre-eminent newspaper giant of New York City. His insistence on accuracy and groundbreaking headlines made his New York World the top-selling newspaper in the country. But Pulitzer's journalistic integrity is tested when young millionaire, William Randolph Hearst, sets out to steal the throne with his own newspaper.
Hearst's gossip rag spawns a publishing empire, and the competition between the newspaper titans revolutionises journalism for the modern era. Ecstasy is a synthetic hybrid of the hallucinogen mescaline and the stimulant amphetamine. Sales are staggering and it's spreading faster than wildfire.
According to Interpol and US Customs, the ecstasy trade is controlled by Israeli Organised Crime, and on June 14, , 25 individuals were arrested from the trafficking organisation including the accused leader. Interpol is also at the centre of an operation that has unravelled a major worldwide heroin smuggling organisation centred in Nigeria. Between and , NASA successfully sent 24 men where no human beings had been before, or since.
Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this is a unique documentary film that comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history. Uninterrupted by narration or expert interviews, this documentary immerses the audience inside the action as it happened on the day. Journey with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans through their extensive training and across their day mission to the Moon and back, and share the discoveries with Cernan and Schmitt as they explore the lunar surface for three days, while Evans performs experiments and reconnaissance in lunar orbit.
This is the story Patricia Campbell "Patty" Hearst, granddaughter of American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, who became known for events following her kidnapping while she was a year-old student living in Berkeley, California. Hearst was abducted by a left-wing terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army.
After being isolated and threatened with death, she became supportive of their cause, making propaganda announcements for them and taking part in illegal activities. She was captured and held in custody, despite speculation that her family's resources would prevent her spending time in jail. At her trial, the prosecution suggested that she had joined the Symbionese Liberation Army of her own volition, and sexual activities between her and SLA members had not amounted to rape.
She was found guilty of bank robbery and sentenced to 35 years in jail. After 22 months in jail Hearst's sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter, and she was pardoned by President Bill Clinton in Counting down from 75 to 63 we showcase great works of art and scientific feats in space, civil wars, sieges and environmental crises.
In Episode Three we see the construction of the Panama Canal that created a passage between two continents, the invention of genetically modified crops that changed the future of food, the kidnapping of Lindbergh's baby, and a Battle of the Sexes on the tennis court. The team is excited at the prospect of finding a possible Roman temple. Will this be a first for Time Team? The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest are perhaps the most memorable events in English history. In this program, Dr David Starkey follows the fortunes of English and Normans alike as the direction of English kingship takes a radical new turn.
From the devastation of the initial Norman conquest, through the intrigues and murder of King William II, to the civil war in the reign of King Stephen, "when God and his angels slept", Dr Starkey illuminates the experience of a turbulent time which changed the course of English history. Welcome to a world of secret graves, mysterious death ships, newly-discovered skeletons, missing fortresses, and lost Long Ships. In this series, leading archaeologist Tim Sutherland travels to Scandinavia, Estonia, Britain and beyond to get new insights into the world of those they called the North Men - The Vikings.
What can analysis of unearthed Viking skeletons reveal? What is the truth about the infamous raids on places such as the Holy Island of Lindesfarne?
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What can we discover about the Viking way of life and death? What can we learn from recently discovered weapons, artefacts and long-buried Long Ships? With the help of specially-filmed reconstructions and recreations and new graphic illustrations, Tim's travels see him meet a host of experts and historians, who guide him through the latest findings and theories and explain just how the Viking world continues to give up its secrets. Michael explores the historic Dumbarton shipyards that built the Cutty Sark, visits one of Queen Victoria's favourite haunts, Loch Lomond, and goes hunting for gold in Scotland's mountains.
A breathtaking series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world. From 10,ft down to just a few feet above ground, discover new perspectives through thrilling journeys: from mountains and great cities to fantastic castles and the great natural wonders of the globe. Once Europe's most promising and enlightened prince, he squandered Britain's riches on futile wars, and tore apart the centuries-old religious certainties of his people. Decades of religious persecution and bloodshed would follow his reign, just as tens of thousands of people were executed as a direct result of both his policies and his personal vendettas.
This program pulls back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterised his court, where a new breed of man could gain power. The court was no longer only a place for nobles as once it had been. Two men in particular, Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, a butcher's son and a blacksmith's son, would rise to great heights.
But as easily as Henry could elevate a man, he could cut him down. Journey back into this remarkable story, visit the castles and palaces where Henry lived, and hear expert insight to better understand the reign of Henry VIII. The story is told through a fusion of state-of-the-art CGI, dramatic reconstruction and the expert analysis of historians and Londoners themselves. From the invasion of the Normans to the Blitz; from the development of one of the world's great ports to the rise of the city skyscrapers; from food riots and hangings to fascist marches and political demos in Trafalgar Square.
London: A City In Time peels back the centuries and takes a roller-coaster ride through one of the most exciting, complex, ever-changing cities in the world. Experience life on board the world's most famous warship. Head of Historic Ships Andrew Baines takes us on a unique tour of the ship, outlining how Victory functioned at sea and in battle. We see how they fed themselves, where they lived, how they were disciplined, and how and why Victory became the deadly fighting machine that played such an enormous part in so many historic battles.
Visitors to Great Sand Dunes National Park have been seeing strange lights there since the 16th-century, but in recent decades, animal mutilations and other bizarre incidents may be evidence the area is a gateway for an alien civilisation. At Lassen Volcanic National Park, the explosive power of the Earth's core is on display - but it's also the epicentre of a series of bizarre encounters with sentient reptiles known as reptoids, who work with aliens and can appear in human form.
Projects are now under way such as the ESA's MoonVillage, which might be a first step in the exploration of Mars, as it would also act as a 'pit stop'. However, in order to live on the Moon, this episode explores the difficulties we face, including low gravity, lack of atmosphere, extreme temperatures, and chances of meteor impacts. This episode uses stunning CGI and archive to explore. Take a walk through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction. From the media mogul undercover MI6 and Mossad spy, alleged UFO sighting cover-ups by the UK government, to the murky world of Hollywood - each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots.
Each episode will select a historical 'fact' and examine it through a conspiracy theorist's lens. These theories seek to expose as myth much of what we accept as truth. Did Hitler really die in ? Did a Russian nuclear submarine attempt to launch a nuclear missile at Hawaii in ? And was Diana ruthlessly murdered by members of her own family? These theories, as we'll find out, are, for some, far closer to the truth than you would have ever imagined.
Tony Robinson and the team travel to Poulton, Cheshire in search of an abandoned abbey that was once used by Cistercian monks. Local archaeologists had not been able to find any trace of the famous abbey and a number of theories and locations have been suggested as to its whereabouts. As the hunt drags on without any major progress, some of the team come up with a controversial theory.
The epic stories of the men under the hood who rose to fame and fortune, and the losers who crashed and burnt on the race to glory. One machine would create empires, destroy lives, divide us and unite us. An idea that would change everything. The automobile steered America at every turn throughout modern history, but the stories of those behind the wheel are not what the world has seen.
From the start of the engine to today - its shadowy legends hold titans and devils, genius and failure, with one constant: the automobile has influenced us at every turn. The secret Spitfires of Salisbury - the story of hundreds of women, girls and a handful of men who built Spitfires in secret during WWII. Spitfires were the nemesis of the Luftwaffe and the instrument which halted Hitler's plans for invasion.
Upon destroying the Spitfire factories, Germans were convinced they halted the production of the Spitfires for good. However, the British had a secret plan. One small market town in the south of England becomes a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women and a handful of engineers, Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war. Joseph, Missouri S2, EP2. Alice visits Cheltenham, where she provides evidence to show it is Britain's most Regency town.
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In this episode, she uncovers the start of the spa and joins a Regency ball with assistance from Lucy Worsley. Britain is criss-crossed by a network of ancient track ways that have been travelled for over years. Tony Robinson explores the mysteries and legends of these remarkable routes. The Battle Somme - 1st July - one of the bloodiest days in the history of warfare.
Through beautifully shot drama and moving archive footage, examine the personal accounts of individuals caught up in what became a devastating and catastrophic loss of life. Harald Sandner continues his study of Adolf Hitler as he seizes control of Germany and plunges the European continent into the bloodiest conflict the world has ever seen. Harald meticulously notes every success and failure as the world's powers come together to put an end to this chapter in history. The expansion of the Japanese empire had as its main aim the conquest of territories rich in natural resources.
And so Japan cast its eyes towards South East Asia. Japanese aggression wasn't new - in , its attack on the then-capital of the Chinese Republic of Nanking had seen unimaginable atrocities and mass killings carried out by Japanese soldiers, the shocking full extent of which can't be fully ascertained even today. It began with the Japanese invasion of Malaysia in late In February , Singapore fell; 85, British, Australian and Indian troops were taken prisoner - a great many were taken off to work on the notorious Burma railway, which has become a byword for the cruelties inflicted on the allied soldiers by their Japanese captors.
That story is chronicled here as well as the stories of the Chindits and Merril's Marauders. On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the South, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on promises from the Johnson administration that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The President decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest. S1, EP Wallenberg is thought to have rescued , people. We follow the trail uncovered by his family and researchers in their hunt for the truth as to his fate. For years, the Corps of Royal Engineers have been one of the most innovative parts of the British Army, responsible for their most fascinating combat machines.
The engineers have always been in the thick of battle. In WWI, tunnelling under German lines, we look at the geophone - a device they used to detect enemy tunnellers.
We examine the mobile robot that defused bombs both on foreign battlefields and British streets, and the Gulf War vehicle that laid mines at extraordinary speed. Not only did I melt many times while reading it, I also went up in flames. Jonah Steel is intelligent, rich, and hard-working.
As the oldest of his siblings, he was charged by his father to protect them. Melanie Carmichael has her own baggage. As Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together, desperately trying to ignore the desire brewing between them, ghosts from both their pasts surface…and danger draws near. Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health.
Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck. At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. You don't have to retire broke, stressed, and working long after you want to. You can retire inspired!
Nir Eyal answers these questions and many more by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.
This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time. The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:. We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face.
Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.
In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.
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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?
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The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker's rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny.
You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and "revise" it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it. In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen "Wealth Files," which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people.
Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth. If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that's exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book.
According to T. Harv Eker, it's simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you'll get rich too! A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction. It was also won the Hugo and Nebula Awards, making it the first translated novel to win a major SF award.
Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.
Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early twenty-first century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle? As familiar to many Hogwarts students as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are to Muggle children, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of popular stories written for young wizards and witches. By buying this unique and special book, you are helping Lumos to make sure that, by , no more children live in institutions or orphanages around the world, and that every child is able to enjoy their right to grow up in a family.
All profits from the sale of this eBook will go to Lumos. The Lumos Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.
As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer Based on an original story by J. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.
This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried. He has no idea what Charlotte has planned for him, who she has found.
Twisty and compelling, guaranteed to make the reader question who is telling the truth. I devoured it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down… It was such a shocking twist at the end. All the revelations that came to light at the end were fantastic. This book had everything. Great characters, content and a shocking ending. What more do you want from a book? I absolutely loved it.
What we can talk about is Detective Mike McCabe moved from a top homicide job with the NYPD to Portland, Maine to leave his failed marriage and suspicions of wrongdoing behind, and to find a more peaceful life for himself and his 13 year old daughter. On a warm September night, a missing high-school athlete is found dead in a scrap metal yard, her heart removed from her body with surgical precision.
As outrage over the killing spreads, a young business woman disappears while out on a morning jog. McCabe is certain both crimes are the work of one man—a murderer skilled in cardiac surgery who is using his scalpel to target young women. With the clock ticking, McCabe and his partner Maggie Savage find themselves in a desperate race against time to find and rescue the missing woman before she becomes the next victim of the sadistic killer's blade.
Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse. Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene--though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives--and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.
Fans are always asking Tomi Lahren where she gained the confidence and candor that have made her who she is: a celebrated free-speech advocate, a conservative media star, and one of the most controversial pundits in America. In Never Play Dead, Tomi cheers on anyone, especially other young women willing to speak their minds. She takes readers on a tour of the internet trolls, political correctness police, campus activists, and condescending elites who never pass up a chance to quash honest debate.
And she skewers the self-esteem movement that ironically discourages people from speaking up for themselves. She tells the story of how she worked her way out of South Dakota to television fame in LA, surviving social isolation, a truly terrible boyfriend, and awful workplaces. This comes at a cost. Any time Tomi posts a video or sends out a tweet, it makes headlines. A video of a stranger throwing a glass of ice water at her and her parents went viral, and the president tweeted about it. Never Play Dead teaches you to shed your fear, find your inner strength, speak the truth, and never let the haters get you down.
Titus and Melanie Bell are on their honeymoon and have reservations in the Okefenokee Swamp cabins for a canoeing trip. But shortly before they reach their destination, the road narrows into a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car. Much later, Titus wakes up lying in the middle of the road, no bridge in sight. Melanie is missing. When he calls the police, they tell him there is no such bridge on Route Account Options Sign in. Top Charts. New Arrivals. Start a new series. See more. Book 1. Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age.
Artemis Fowl. Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. These aren't the fairies of the bedtime stories-they're dangerous! The Dwarves. For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now. Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the land of Ionandar, the only dwarf in a kingdom of men.
Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.
Sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf.
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SC ventures into a school of talented students to learn to fight, where he must learn to master his powers without revealing their true nature. But soon he realizes that the school is more than it appears and that it may hold the secret to his missing mother. To rescue her, he will have to reveal powers never before seen in all of history. Written by award winning author Leonard Petracci, a master of tension and suspense. Malison: Dragon Curse. This, then, is the story of the kingdom they built, and the knight who would decide its fate.
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As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.
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She's young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case-unfolding across the country-has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes.
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He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. The owners seem almost too friendly. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense. You need Jack Reacher. Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense the reveal of the motel plot is delicious , and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement.
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Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name. It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence. But then Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, and even Decker begins to have doubts.
Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago? Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Someone who is willing to kill to keep the truth buried, and hide a decades-old secret that may have devastating repercussions Educated: A Memoir.
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Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own. If you love hot men, sexy women, the good guys winning against the bad guys, love both sweet and ultra steamy , and family that stands together, then this book is all that and even more. The Mister. E L James. London, Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan.
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He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
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Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters--and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons. How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box? Win at work. Paul Falcone. Whether you're an HRprofessional or a manager, chances are there's one task you really dislike: giving performance reviews.
Even if you know the basic points you want to get across, finding the right words and committing them to paper is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. But this handy little book puts thousands of ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips.
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