Die Mauer

Roman

Author: John Lanchester

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115617

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In Großbritannien gilt das Gesetz des Stärkeren. Das Land ist von einer hohen Mauer umgeben, die von den Bewohnern um jeden Preis gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt wird. Während in England der Brexit vorbereitet wird, legt Bestsellerautor John Lanchester einen brisanten neuen Roman vor. Joseph Kavanagh tritt seinen Dienst auf der Mauer an, die England seit dem großen Wandel umgibt. Er gehört nun zu jener Gruppe von jungen Menschen, die die Mauer unter Einsatz ihres Lebens gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt. Der Preis für ein mögliches Versagen ist hoch. Schaffen es Eindringlinge ins Land, werden die verantwortlichen Verteidiger dem Meer – und somit dem sicheren Tod – übergeben. Das Leben auf der Mauer verlangt Kavanagh einiges ab, doch seine Einheit wird zu seiner Familie, und mit Hifa, einer jungen Frau, fühlt er sich besonders eng verbunden. Gemeinsam absolvieren sie Kampfübungen, die sie auf den Ernstfall vorbereiten sollen. Denn ihre Gegner können jeden Moment angreifen. Und die sind gefährlich, weil sie für ein Leben hinter der Mauer alles aufs Spiel setzen. John Lanchester geht in seinem neuen Roman alle Herausforderungen unserer Zeit an – Flüchtlingsströme, wachsende politische Differenzen und die immer größer werdende Angst in der Bevölkerung – und verwebt diese zu einer hochgradig spannenden Geschichte über Liebe und Vertrauen sowie über den Kampf ums Überleben.

Behind the Walls

Author: M. J. Ampton

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449086251

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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How would you feel if in just two short hours your entire life was ripped out of existence? How would you feel if you were forced to watch your mother beg for mercy while being tortured by men of whom you didn't know. What if then the men proceeded to kill and capture everyone in your city, leaving you to fend for yourself...Welcome to my life.

A Look behind the Walls

Author: Connie Alexander

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462403182

Category: Religion

Page: 62

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The father is incarcerated; the mother of his children is working two jobs to provide shelter, food, and clothing to the children. Partly as a result of his incarceration, she has grown as a person, due to the obstacles and choices she has had to make, while he has become less confident because of the lack of decisions he is allowed to make. Add to that situation children who have grown up without a father role model in their lives, who are angry and embarrassed over the situations they have been placed in. Throw in the standard judgment of “free world” people. He is there for a reason. Do we even realize that the whole family is “doing time” together? The only catch is, the kids and wife are doing time for crimes they did not commit. Where is the “hope” in such situations?

Menace in the Walls

A Summer Project Turns Treacherous

Author: N. L. Eskeland

Publisher: Science2Discover, Inc.

ISBN: 9780967381169

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

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While working in a research laboratory in Cleveland General Hospital during the summer break, Joshua stumbles on a menace that has claimed the life of his beloved horse. During the course of his investigation he uncovers a sinister plot involving several infants who had mysteriously died. With his sister inadvertently involved, Josh tries to solve the case without putting his sister or himself in danger.

Finding the Walls of Troy

Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik

Author: Susan Heuck Allen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520208681

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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The relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for discovering Homer's Troy over one hundred years ago, and since then generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Now, at long last, Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight in this fascinating archaeological adventure that restores the British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarlk, the site now thought to be Troy as described in the Iliad. Frank Calvert had lived in the Troad--in the northwest corner of Asia Minor--excavating there for fifteen years before Schliemann arrived and learning the local topography well. He was the first archaeologist to test the hypothesis that Hisarlk was the Troy of Hector and Helen. So that he would have unrestricted access to the site, he purchased part of the mound and was the first archaeologist to conduct excavations there. Running out of funds, he later interested Schliemann in the site. The thankless Schliemann stole Calvert's ideas, exploited his knowledge and advice, and finally stole Calvert's glory, in part by slandering him and denigrating his work. Allen corrects the record and does justice to a man who was a victim of his own integrity while giving a balanced treatment of Schliemann's true accomplishments. This meticulously researched book tells the story of Frank Calvert's development as an archaeologist, his adventures and discoveries. It focuses on the twists and turns of his turbulent relationship with the perfidious Schliemann, the resulting gains for archaeology, and the successful conclusion of their common quest. Allen has brought together a wide range of relevant published material as well as unpublished sources from archives, diaries, letters, and personal interviews to tell this gripping story. The relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for discovering Homer's Troy over one hundred years ago, and since then generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Now, at long last, Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight in this fascinating archaeological adventure that restores the British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarlk, the site now thought to be Troy as described in the Iliad. Frank Calvert had lived in the Troad--in the northwest corner of Asia Minor--excavating there for fifteen years before Schliemann arrived and learning the local topography well. He was the first archaeologist to test the hypothesis that Hisarlk was the Troy of Hector and Helen. So that he would have unrestricted access to the site, he purchased part of the mound and was the first archaeologist to conduct excavations there. Running out of funds, he later interested Schliemann in the site. The thankless Schliemann stole Calvert's ideas, exploited his knowledge and advice, and finally stole Calvert's glory, in part by slandering him and denigrating his work. Allen corrects the record and does justice to a man who was a victim of his own integrity while giving a balanced treatment of Schliemann's true accomplishments. This meticulously researched book tells the story of Frank Calvert's development as an archaeologist, his adventures and discoveries. It focuses on the twists and turns of his turbulent relationship with the perfidious Schliemann, the resulting gains for archaeology, and the successful conclusion of their common quest. Allen has brought together a wide range of relevant published material as well as unpublished sources from archives, diaries, letters, and personal interviews to tell this gripping story.

Behind the Walls

A Guide for Family and Friends of Texas Inmates

Author: Jorge Antonio Renaud

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574411527

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

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Written by a Texas inmate trained as a reporter, this book gives practical advice on how inmates live, eat, play, work, and die in the Texas prison system. It spotlights the day-to-day workings of the Texas Department of Criminal Justicewhat's good, what's bad, which programs work and which ones do not, and examines if practice really follows official policy. While the book is meant to be a primer for those with loved ones in prison, it should be required reading for any attorney involved in criminal law.”Texas Lawyer de Novo Magazine

The Document Within the Walls

The Romance of Bassani

Author: Guia Risari

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781899293667

Category: Anti-semitism

Page: 42

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Giorgio Bassani is an Italian-Jewish writer from Ferrara, famous largely for 'The Garden of the Finzi-Contini', 'The Golden-Rimmed Eye Glasses' and other novels, brought together in 'Il Romanzo di Ferrara' (1980). In this monumental work, Bassani describes the life of the Italian Jews under Fascism. Bassani may be seen as not just a fictional writer, but as a witness of persecution of Jews under Fascism; his 'Romance' is not so much a novel but a multifaceted document on Jewish life in the peninsular. This volume takes into account a close reading of Bassani, literary theories on witnessing the Shoa, and the historical debate on Italian discriminatory politics. The book is thus both literary criticism and an analysis of anti- Semitism and Jewish assimilation in Italy.

Echoes in the Walls

Author: Katrina Morgan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456850873

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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An old house awakens long-forgotten dreams and the wheels of change are set in motion. Can a modern family truly walk away from their materialist selves? Can a nearly condemned, pre-Civil War farmhouse be turned into a source of pride? No one else could see their dream. Friends and family saw only their imminent demise. Raccoons in a bedroom, bats in the attic, bones in the basement, a horrific ninety-day time frame. None of these were part of the plan. It turns into a harrowing, hilarious roller coaster of a ride. As the house endures monumental changes, the family must evolve as well. In slowing down, and appreciating their surroundings, they learn to wear lifes bruises proudly. Can a person still curl up with a book and make the world go away? Can readers laugh at someone elses failings, and determine that perhaps they can take a chance on change? Echoes in the Walls dares readers to do just that.

Beyond the Walls

Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Author: Joseph Palmisano S.J.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199995850

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Joseph Palmisano explores the interreligious significance of empathy for Jewish-Christian understanding. Drawing on the writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) and Edith Stein (1891-1942), he develops a phenomenological category of empathy defined as a way of ''re-membering'' oneself with the religious other.

Inside the Walls

Author: Victoria Rhodes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450289371

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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It is April 1892 in Polk County, Missouri, when a young man determined to escape his heritage sets out to find his calling and explore the world outside his Quaker community. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Frye is about to begin a journey away from his strict upbringing that leads him into the Oklahoma territory where his undeniable innocence and trusting nature soon sets the stage for unexpected hardships. Daniel’s dream of becoming a news reporter becomes a reality when he is hired by the Guthrie Weekly Press and is given the assignment of interviewing inmates at the local prison. His weekly column, “Inside the Walls,” entertains his readers with in-depth stories of the sordid lives of the outlaws that roam the territory during the rowdy days of cattle drives, bank robberies, and gunfights. But when Daniel becomes a victim of mistaken identity and is wrongly accused of a crime, he suddenly finds himself on the other side of the cell bars. As Daniel searches for purpose in his life, circumstances beyond his control force him to rely on his strong faith, family values, and most importantly, himself.

The Walls of Israel

Author: Jean Lartéguy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590773675

Category: History

Page: 240

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Surrounded on all borders but its western coastline by hostile and aggressive neighbors, the state of Israel resembles the walled city of the Middle Ages. But its walls are not stone and mortar, they are flesh and blood—they are the soldiers, both men and women—the airmen, the intelligence, the tankscorpsmen and the paratroops. These young people—from the old ghettos of Europe, from the cities of North Africa and Asia, native-born Sabras—are the protecting wall that keeps Israel free. The Walls of Israel is Jean Lartéguy’s fascinating 1968 study of the Israeli armed forces. Talking with them, living with them, joining in their operations (he was taken along on a nighttime ambush set up to catch Syrian infiltrators), Lartéguy got to know the Israeli soldier as few could. From this book, wide ranging and filled with lively anecdotes, emerges a picture of an army, tough and determined, yet intelligent and realistic enough to foresee a long and dangerous road ahead before a peace is won.

Derry Beyond the Walls

Social and Economic Aspects of the Growth of Derry : 1825-1850

Author: John Hume

Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation

ISBN: 9781903688243

Category: History

Page: 173

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There have been a number of important points in the history of Derry over the past two centuries when great changes in the life and character of the community were brought about or seemed to come within the realms of possibility. This work was written in 1965 as a thesis for Maynooth College when great changes were in the air and one of the reasons for writing was to demonstrate that profound change was possible. On the other hand there have been remarkable continuities in Derry’s history and many of the social institutions and features of life described in Derry at the middle of the 19th century were still very much in evidence at my time of writing. The overcrowded Bogside of the 1840s was again the most densely populated urban area in Western Europe in 1965. The second hand clothes sellers and the pawnbrokers were still there. Emigration remained a major feature of the Derry scene as the rising population in the city could not find local employment and many young people had to go elsewhere to find work. The railway network that Derry people had built with such determination in the mid 19th century, was about to be dismantled. It was not evident that any great new road building program would substitute for this loss. Cross channel passenger steamer services had been abandoned and the days of the boats carrying cattle and provisions from Derry port were numbered. The city had been largely cut off from its hinterland in Donegal. The shirt industry that in the mid 19th century had been the savior of women thrown out of work by the decline of the linen industry, had stood the test of time and still dominated the industrial scene in Derry in 1965. But the industry was facing increasing competition and within a short space of time was to be radically reorganised and many were to lose their jobs. While some of the worst legacies of the 19th century still remained and some of the most important creations of that period were under threat, new developments in the mid 20th century gave reason for optimism. A new educational surge was taking place, as new opportunities were opened up in secondary and grammar schools. The welfare state was also transforming the provision of health services and instituting a regime of social security that starkly contrasted with the retrograde early Victorian Poor Law reforms. The arrival of Dupont in the city opened the prospect of further beneficial industrial employment and gave a new and different impetus to the port. Above all, a new spirit of self improvement, enterprise and willingness to work together to remove obstacles to development was abroad in the city that seemed to promise a brighter future. Unfortunately this was not to be. This thesis is being published at a time of great hope for Derry and for Northern Ireland as a result of the political transformations that have lately taken place. Its message that, given the right framework, great social and economic changes can be effected by individual and collective determination and effort may still be relevant at the present time.

Deck the Walls

A Wacky Christmas Carol

Author: Erin Dealey

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627530460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. How wonderful the old carol sounds. A vision of warm family gatherings peacefully celebrating the holiday season comes to mind. But wait, this doesn’t sound like a peaceful family get-together. What is happening here? Deck the walls with mashed potatoes! Fa la la la la la la la la. Make a snowman with tomatoes. Fa la la la la la la la la. Author Erin Dealey has taken the old holiday classic and turned it on its head. In her riotous, raucous rendition of a family meal gone hilariously awry, you’ll find food hockey, vegetable sculptures, crashing dishes, and grown-ups wondering what has gone wrong. From “Feed the dog our peas and carrots” to “Food tastes better when you wear it,” readers young and old will never forget this new take on an old holiday carol!

Outside the Walls

Sixty Years of University Extension at Manchester, 1886-1946

Author: N.A

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: University extension

Page: 124

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Behind the Walls

The Story of a Young Girl's Spiritual and Physical Survival During the War Years

Author: Miriam Cohen

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781583308790

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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Behind the Walls

Making It Through a Tough Time

Author: Tavis Taylor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462871711

Category: Religion

Page: 93

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Within the Walls

Author: Juston Adam Bretz

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434989232

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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When Orion Nicholson passes through Winston, Kentucky, he finds a house that seems to draw him in. Immediately he falls in love with the building. When he finally moves to Winston, he realizes his new home is not all what it seems to be. The town residents are hiding secrets that they have kept for nearly fifty years. A rich man is seeking answers to the mystery. Another is running an illegal business. All Orion has is his longtime best friend, Howard. But when the nightmares begin and the voices start, Orion realizes it¿s not the town residents he has to worry about. There¿s something trying to get to him, from inside his own home. Something from within the walls.

The Walls of Shrewden

Author: Timothy Reed

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496906187

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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"The walls of Shrewden. A world where no one is Ok. A boy meets someone that would change his life. Chaz imborks [embarks?] on a journey that will change his life forever"--Back cover.

Alone Outside the Walls

Author: Jo Antley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410736903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

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Alone Outside the Walls is a true story of a wife and mother left alone to raise four children while her husband was incarcerated. The trials and tribulations she faced are only surpassed by a true-found faith in the one true God, the God of heaven and earth, Who saw her through them all and blessed her above and beyond all human expectation. This action-packed, at times humorous, sometimes heart wrenching true account begins in Lake Wales, Florida, stops over in Nashville, Tennessee, travels to Jackson, Michigan, retreats to Warsaw, Indiana, settles in Ionia, Michigan, moves to Arcadia, Florida, and culminates in Okeechobee, Florida. An autobiography that should give hope to anyone, in any situation. By: JO ANTLEY