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Escape from Earth
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ESCAPE FROM EARTH is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket.It's a wild ride. Jack Parsons, Malina's chemistry-expert research partner, was a bed-hopping occultist with delusions of grandeur. We get all the horrible details: drug parties and sex magic, cameos by Aleister Crowley and L Ron Hubbard, and an ill-fated attempt to start a mail-order religion. Armed with hitherto unpublished letters, journals, and documents from the Malina family archives, Fraser MacDonald reveals what we didn't know. Jack Parsons betrayed Frank Malina to the FBI, cooperating fully in their investigation of Malina for un-American activities. The Jet Propulsion Lab's second director secretly denounced Frank as a Communist. Frank's research group had close ties to the spy network of the infamous Rosenbergs - the only Americans executed during the Red Scare. This is a story of soaring ideals entangled in the most human of complications: infidelity and divorce, betrayal and treason.

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Grateful Greta : A Town Called Hope, Book 7 , H...
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Clean and wholesome American mail order bride historical western short story romance by best-selling Western author Katie Wyatt. Hoffnung, Wyoming - March 1866Ever since leaving the brothel behind, Greta has worked hard at the Webers’ boardinghouse. Life there is busy and tiring, but she doesn’t regret her decision to escape the world of prostitution. However, her past has a way of continuing to cause her trouble.Will Eugene Munro be able to use Greta’s history to ruin Pastor Emil?Can Greta help Ethel, another young prostitute, when she gets into trouble?What will Greta do when a surprise proposal changes everything?We invite you to join Greta on a journey of forgiveness and hope. She has much to learn if she’s going to help the mail order brides save a Town Called Hope.A Town Called Hope Series:A Town Called HopeAmbitious AnnaFearless FriedaHardworking HannaMerry MinnaElegant ElkaGrateful GretaEngaging EmilieReserved Rosa"[A] story of hope, fear, romance, suspense and true love..."Katie Wyatt’s clean and wholesome novelette American mail order bride historical Western book romance series is enjoyable for all ages.  1. Language: English. Narrator: Monica Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/208640/bk_acx0_208640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fresh Complaint
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The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich-and intriguing-territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail" (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art flounder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in Fresh Complaint, a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.

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Fresh Complaint
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The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich-and intriguing-territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail" (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art flounder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in Fresh Complaint, a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.

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Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Spac...
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Escape from Earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket.  It's a wild ride. Jack Parsons, Malina's chemistry-expert research partner, was a bed-hopping occultist with delusions of grandeur. We get all the horrible details: drug parties and sex magic, cameos by Aleister Crowley and L Ron Hubbard, and an ill-fated attempt to start a mail-order religion.  Armed with hitherto unpublished letters, journals, and documents from the Malina family archives, Fraser MacDonald reveals what we didn't know. Jack Parsons betrayed Frank Malina to the FBI, cooperating fully in their investigation of Malina for un-American activities. The Jet Propulsion Lab's second director secretly denounced Frank as a Communist. Frank's research group had close ties to the spy network of the infamous Rosenbergs - the only Americans executed during the Red Scare. This is a story of soaring ideals entangled in the most human of complications: infidelity and divorce, betrayal and treason. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052630/bk_adbl_052630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Coral's Cry : Mail Order Brides of Rainbow Moun...
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Jilted at the altar by a philandering good-for-nothing, Coral Ellis wished she has heeded her friends’ warnings. The poor girl is left ashamed to face people’s looks and comments.  When the chance to move west and marry Thomas Winters as a mail order bride presents itself, it looks like the perfect escape route, but will Thomas turn out to be what he claims? Will he be as weak a man as Richard was, or will he be the strong, dependable husband that Coral longs for? When a fragment of map almost leads Thomas to his death both a forced to consider what's really worth fighting for. Interview with the Author What kind of stories do you enjoy writing? My favorites are Clean Romance short stories, especially Mail Order Bride. I love writing historical Western romance novellas and short stories. I also write a cozy mystery or two. They are such fun! Your books often contain an element of faith as well as clean romance and love. Is that important to you as a writer? Yes, my faith is important to me, and as an author clean Christian western romance is my heart passion. I love being able to tell a story, be it an American mail order brides series, a Mail Order bride and babies tale, or a historical western romance novella, and at the same time bring a positive message of hope, faith, and love to uplift listeners. Are all of your stories clean? Yes, every story I write is clean and wholesome, and I find that language and sex free Mail Order Bride books are just as good as those that include such things. I don't think that offensive elements are necessary to tell a great story, and I always ensure that I write great Christian Western romance free of anything that might compromise my listeners in any way. The main thing for me is always the story, and the characters. A great plot is what makes a story worth enjoying. Where do your brides and their stories come from? Mail Or 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elena Marino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/201567/bk_acx0_201567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Lilly: Bride of Illinois: American Mail-Order B...
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A sweet, wholesome romance set in 1890. Lilly Lind was forced to emigrate from Sweden two years ago, due to circumstances beyond her control. She finds a job as a garment maker in the Brown Textile Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, finally feeling as though she is settling in her new country. Then a suspicious fire burns the mill, making Lilly seek another way to survive. She answers a mail-order bride ad in the Grooms' Gazette and sets off for Chicago, believing she will be a business owner's wife. Kansas rancher Seth Reagan travels to the Union Stockyards in Chicago to attend the 1890 American Fat Stock Show, the American Horse Show, and to purchase horseflesh to augment his herd. When arriving at the train station, he overhears a conversation between a young woman and a shady-looking man. Seth becomes concerned for the mail-order bride who is whisked away to a saloon, not to her new husband's home. When Seth goes to the saloon to check on the young woman, he finds her in trouble and offers to help her escape. While buying horses and arranging their return travel to Kansas, Seth realizes he would like to bring Lilly home with him, too, but she is still being hunted by the saloon owner's thugs. Lilly's good fortune in meeting Seth makes her want to start a life with this man, but he came to Illinois for horses, not a bride. Would he want her after he learns of her secrets? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057611/bk_acx0_057611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Giver of Stars (eBook, ePUB)
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Discover this pocket of joy perfect for anyone who loves uplifting and heart-warming storiesTHE GREATEST LOVE STORY IS THE ONE YOU LEAST EXPECT . . .Alice Wright doesn't love her new American husband.Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgmental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky.Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O'Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable.But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she's found will be lost . . .LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SPELLBINDING STORY OF LOVE, COMMUNITY AND THE POWER OF READING: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU______'A beguiling tale of unlikely love. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance. Delightful' The Times'Beautiful, special . . . with characters so real they feel like dear friends. I loved it and didn't want it to end!' Liane Moriarty'Inspiring and wildly romantic' Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'Her best book yet. It's a romance - but about female friends, the outdoors and the magic of reading' Grazia'Epic' David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day

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The Giver of Stars (eBook, ePUB)
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Discover this pocket of joy perfect for anyone who loves uplifting and heart-warming storiesTHE GREATEST LOVE STORY IS THE ONE YOU LEAST EXPECT . . .Alice Wright doesn't love her new American husband.Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgmental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky.Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O'Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable.But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she's found will be lost . . .LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SPELLBINDING STORY OF LOVE, COMMUNITY AND THE POWER OF READING: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU______'A beguiling tale of unlikely love. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance. Delightful' The Times'Beautiful, special . . . with characters so real they feel like dear friends. I loved it and didn't want it to end!' Liane Moriarty'Inspiring and wildly romantic' Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'Her best book yet. It's a romance - but about female friends, the outdoors and the magic of reading' Grazia'Epic' David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day

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