Chronicles the career of Charly Dorn, currently a well-connected sales executive for a German luxury car firm, who, during his youth in Berlin in the thirties, was a Nazi who associated with Hitler himself
Tracing the Family Tree of New Thought Christianity
Author: Thomas Shepherd
In Friends in High Places, historical theologian Tom Shepherd takes you journeying through time to meet your long-lost relatives of the Western religious heritage. Mystics like Pseudo-Dionysius, John Scotus Erigena, Meister Eckhart and the first Quaker, George Fox. Deep thinkers like Philo Judaeus, Origen of Alexandria and pagan martyr Hypatia. Sunny optimists like Pelagius, who lost his argument with St. Augustine over the goodness of humanity only after the fall of Rome rattled the ancient world and made positive thinking seem positively naïve. Shepherd introduces an impressive entourage of mystics and metaphysical thinkers-to include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Baker Eddy, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Paul Tillich, and Teilhard de Chardin-and gives the reader a taste of their writings. Just a sampler, not a full course meal. You'll find such delight in these brief profiles, you'll come away refreshed and ready to tackle life in the modern world.
When Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the building of his apartment years earlier, his first reaction, like any other Venetian, is to think of whom he knows who might bring pressure to bear on the relevant government department. But when the bureaucrat rings Brunetti at work, clearly scared, and is then found dead after a fall from scaffolding, something is obviously going on that has implications greater than the fate of Brunetti's apartment ...
Joe, Enzi and Mac are kindhearted, senior widowers who've known each other longer than they can remember. Bonded by love and longevity, they share common friends at a nearby refuge called, "Caruso's Bowling Lanes." From that societal headquarters, the three pals embark on an implausible odyssey that rattles the calm of their quiet neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. Under duress, they agree to simultaneous surgeries and a series of twisting, turning adventures begins! FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES is a warm and humorous story of unconditional friendship, a characterization of three aging originals who are not grumpy old men.
“A pleasurable read. The Victorian setting and international political intrigue, together with the murder mystery, add complexity to the plot.” —Historical Novel Society September, 1840. Novelist and patron of the arts Lady Blessington has hired private investigator Liberty Lane to escort a French gentleman to The Hague. For he has in his possession important papers that will assist in the forthcoming trial of Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the late emperor’s nephew who has failed in an attempt to seize power in France. Plans for the undercover expedition are disrupted however when a body is found hanging in the attic at Gore House, Lady Blessington’s Kensington mansion. Uncovering evidence that the murder was meticulously prepared for and planned well in advance, Liberty determines to track down the killer. But she is about to find herself plunged into a highly dangerous game involving blackmail, treachery, espionage—and cold-blooded murder. “A crackerjack plot and engaging characters make Peacock’s seventh Liberty Lane mystery her best yet.” —Publishers Weekly “Liberty is a strong character who draws her cases from high society but can work the underbelly to track down the information she needs.” —Booklist