Meet the little leaders. They´re brave. They´re bold. They changed the world. Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world´s history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Debut author Vashti Harrison tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history - from nurse Mary Seacole to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey. Among these biographies listeners will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Cathy Tyson, Jade Anouka, Nneka Okoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001622/bk_pauk_001622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flamelike as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion. The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive. The dim roar of London was like the bourdon note of a distant organ.
Private detective Sam Spade nearly died, several times over, chasing The Maltese Falcon. But what Spade faced in pursuit of the black bird was child’s play compared to what Lieutenant Bill Mahone of Naval Intelligence endures when he sets out to find The Green God. He’s tortured with knives, threatened with a slow, painful death, and buried alive. And then things get really nasty. The entire Chinese city of Tientsin is under siege from within - the streets filled with rioting, arson, mass looting, and murder. And all because the city’s sacred idol, The Green God, has gone missing. Mahone’s convinced he knows who stole the deity of jade, diamonds, and pearls. To retrieve it, though, he’ll have to go undercover and underground. But he’s walking a razor’s edge - between worship and warfare, between a touch of heaven and a taste of bloody hell. As a young man, Hubbard visited Manchuria, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence in northern China. Hubbard gained a unique insight into the intelligence operations and spy-craft in the region, as well as the criminal trade in sacred objects. It was on this experience that he based ´´The Green God´´, which was his first professional sale, published in February, 1934 - the beginning of a very remarkable and prolific writing career. Also includes the adventure ´´Five Mex for a Million´´, in which an American Army captain, falsely accused of murder, finds himself taking on the Chinese government, a powerful Russian general, and a mysterious, unexpected passenger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Michael Yurchak, Christina Huntington, Jim Meskimen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000113/bk_gala_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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