A prosecuting attorney faces his most formidable opponent: his precocious seven-year-old son. Chekhov's warm and insightful short story is a meditation on fatherhood and the difficulties of being a single parent. Anton Chekhov is considered among the greatest short story writers of all time. First published in Russian in 1887, Home is one of his most beloved classics, and appears as a text exemplar in the Common Core State Standards. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Ulf Bjorklund. Audio sample: https://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022474/bk_acx0_022474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally available in paperback, Ralph D. Sawyer's incomparable study of ancient Chinese warfare.One of the most profound studies of warfare ever written, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China presents us with an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one's opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force - an approach very different from that stressed in the West, where the advantages of brute strength have overshadowed more subtle methods.Safeguarded for centuries by the ruling elites of imperial China, even in modern times, these writings have been known to only a handful of Western specialists. In this volume are seven separate essays, written between 500 B.C. and A.D. 700, that preserve the essential tenets of strategy distilled from the experience of the most brilliant warriors of ancient China. This accurate translation remedies a serious gap in Western knowledge of Asian thought. Based on the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, some only recently discovered by archaeologists, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China is a uniquely important contribution to the world's military literature and is essential reading for anyone interested in China's rich cultural heritage or in the timeless principles of successful warfare strategy. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: James Chen. Audio sample: https://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001564/bk_adbl_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best-selling author takes a riveting new direction with this richly textured, multi-layered novel of friendship, murder, revenge, and class conflict set in an upper-crust English school - as enthralling and haunting as Ian McKewan's Atonement and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. RipleyAudere, agere, auferre.To dare, to strive, to conquer.For generations, elite young men have attended St. Oswald's School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric classics teacher who has been a revered fixture for more than 30 years. But this year, things are different. Suits, paperwork, and Information Technology rule the world, and Straitley is reluctantly contemplating retirement. He is joined in this, his 99th, term by five new faculty members, including one who - unknown to Straitley and everyone else - holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Ozzie's ways and secrets, it's comforts and conceits. Harboring dark ties to the school's past, this young teacher has arrived with one terrible goal: Destroy St. Oswald's.As the new term gets underway, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike. Beginning as small annoyances - a lost pen, a misplaced coffee mug - they soon escalate to the life threatening. With the school unraveling, only Straitley stands in the way of St. Ozzie's ruin. But the old man faces a formidable opponent - a master player with a strategy that has been meticulously planned to the final move.A harrowing tale of cat and mouse told in alternating voices, this riveting, hypnotically atmospheric novel showcases Joanne Harris' astonishing storytelling talent as never before. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey. Audio sample: https://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001203/bk_harp_001203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.