En cellist väntar på sina musikerkollegor vid Slussen i Malmö. Hans liv präglas för tillfället av stillhet, men ett plötsligt möte med en ung hemlös man får något att brista. Röster, minnen och bortglömda språk tränger fram i hans medvetande, tar över och förändrar slutligen allt. Eländet är en roman i ständig rörelse, ett ostoppbart flöde där nuet är delat i två lika omöjliga som ofrånkomliga samtidigheter. Andrzej Tichý skriver skoningslöst och vackert om fattigdom och våld, missbruk och broderskap.
A natural history of the influenza virus is presented from the 1918 Spanish Flu up through the H5N1 Bird Flu and the H1N1 Swine Flu. The structure and function of the influenza virus are discussed in terminology accessible to everyone. Vaccines, medicines, preventions, treatments and other practical considerations are discussed in order to provide information to enhance the probability of surviving a severe flu outbreak or pandemic.
Stranded in the Philippines is based on the memoirs of Professor Henry Roy Bell and his wife Edna. After graduation from Emporia College in Kansas, they had gone to the Philippines in 1921 to teach at Silliman, a missionary school founded by Presbyterians in 1901. The Bell family was stranded in the Philippines after the attack on Pearl Harbor. This is their story from then until they were evacuated by a submarine on February 6, 1944. When the Japanese occupied their island of Negros, Prof. Bell first took his family into the hills to avoid Japanese soldiers on the coast.
But in time, some of Bell's recent students climbed to the Bell family's retreat and persuaded Bell to support them in their harassment of Japanese soldiers--but only in food. Yet in time, the young men acquired enough arms on their own to clash with the nearby enemy garrison. They inflicted heavy losses and fatally wounded the garrison commander. By steps, he became fully involved with the resistance. He became a major in the island-wide guerrilla force which he helped organize an intelligence network for MacArthur's headquarters. Despite the organizing success, the Bell's were facing certain capture. With the help from the now well-organized guerrilla forces, the family crossed the island for evacuation by the huge cargo submarine Narwhal when it delivered arms and ammunition for the guerrillas the night of the rendezvous.
Yli 200 perinteistä ja modernia silmukkamallia sisältävä helppotajuisin mallikuvioin kuvitettu käsikirja. • Yli 200 valokuvin, kerroskohtaisin ohjein ja virkkaussymbolein tarkasti havainnollistettua silmukkamallia. • Mukana myös virkkaustekniikoita ja lankavaihtoehtoja esittelevä osuus, silmukkavalikko ja kirjan käyttöohjeet, jotka helpottavat niin aloittelijoiden kuin kokeneempienkin virkkaajien työvaiheita
Historians have long known that German immigrants provided much of the support for emancipation in southern Border States. Kristen Layne Anderson's Abolitionizing Missouri, however, is the first analysis of the reasons behind that opposition as well as the first exploration of the impact that the Civil War and emancipation had on German immigrants' ideas about race. Anderson focuses on the relationships between German immigrants and African Americans in St. Louis, Missouri, looking particularly at the ways in which German attitudes towards African Americans and the institution of slavery changed over time. Anderson suggests that although some German Americans deserved their reputation for racial egalitarianism, many others opposed slavery only when it served their own interests to do so. When slavery did not seem to affect their lives, they ignored it; once it began to threaten the stability of the country or their ability to get land, they opposed it. After slavery ended, most German immigrants accepted the American racial hierarchy enough to enjoy its benefits, and had little interest in helping tear it down, particularly when doing so angered their native-born white neighbors. Anderson's work counters prevailing interpretations in immigration and ethnic history, where until recently, scholars largely accepted that German immigrants were solidly antislavery. Instead, she uncovers a spectrum of Germans' "antislavery" positions and explores the array of individual motives driving such diverse responses..
In the end, Anderson demonstrates that Missouri Germans were more willing to undermine the racial hierarchy by questioning slavery than were most white Missourians, although after emancipation, many of them showed little interest in continuing to demolish the hierarchy that benefited them by fighting for black rights.
“Forever Evil: Blight” part 3, continued from JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK (2011- ) #25. John Constantine, Swamp Thing and Nightmare Nurse have a plan to destroy the embodiment of Evil Itself—and they intend to draft Phantom Stranger into their war.
But the Stranger has no intention of joining the new Justice League Dark. Continued in CONSTANTINE (2013- ) #9.
Por meados de século XIX os vastos espaços do Oeste americano foram abertos aos emigrantes, isto sem respeitar os tratados que garantiam aos índios a integridade dos seus territórios de caça. Então, as tribos peles-vermelhas ergueram-se e desenterram A Acha de Guerra. Sioux, cheyennes e apaches lançaram-se ao combate, e entre eles destacaram-se guerreiros que ficariam célebres, como Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Cochise e Gerónimo. Luta feroz, sem mercê, no decorrer da qual a boa fé dos índios chocou demasiadas vezes na duplicidade dos brancos. Durante perto de cinquenta anos, das planícies do Dakota às «sierras» do Novo México, duas civilizações se defrontaram, uma ainda na idade da pedra, a outra já na idade da máquina. A segunda triunfaria finalmente, em nome do progresso, mas a despeito da justiça e da honra. Contracapa