Wenn sich Hereos of Normandie und Achtung! Cthulhu für ein Brettspiel treffen, entsteht daraus Shadows over Normandie. Eine neue epische Fabel mitten im zweiten Weltkrieg voller Monster und Helden. Die Spieler kontrollieren eine von drei Faktionen: D
Even in the midst of the Great Depression, gamblers flocked to Gardena. Colorful individuals like Ernie Primm fought for the legalization of commercial draw poker and established six iconic card clubs that thrived for generations. Russ Miller worked his way from Edgemont Club bouncer to owner of the Normandie Club. A criminal group called the Ver-Crans Corporation controlled the Horseshoe Club before being run out of town, selling its interest to Bow Herbert. Rival factions in the city waged war in the courts and the street over the coveted seventh card club license. And Larry Flynt bid his way to owning the Eldorado Club, which he rebuilt as the Hustler Casino. Author Max Votolato reveals the high-stakes stories behind Gardena's famous poker rooms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Votolato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121783/bk_acx0_121783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you believe it or not, whether you accept it or not, there are some things in the world that cannot be attributed to anything other than paranormal activity. Some spirits have been through tragedy so heartbreaking, they are trapped within that singular instance that stole their lives away - they relive that moment over and over and over. The world is an infinite place. We don't entirely understand it - we believe in what we see and what we hear and try to make sense of that alone. Things that are easy to quantify, easy to explain with science - some of them are frightening in their intensity, such as a natural disaster, but these things don't keep us up at night from fear. And then, there are those things that we cannot understand. The complexity of the human mind is such that what it cannot perceive or measure, it fears. And such things do exist - we can hear them, feel them, sense them. But we cannot quantify them, because their behavior does not remain consistent and there seems to be no rational explanation for them. In this book, we will take a look at the different places and spots on our planet where these inexplicable things exist. Everyone who has been to these places has come back changed; some have even gone just to see for themselves what it's like; their accounts are disturbing... Here is a preview of what's inside... Ghost Stories: Okiku - The Death of Loyalty Ghost Stories: Sagely Murders at Chillingham Castle Ghost Stories: The Wrecked Tale of The Alkimos Ghost Stories: Roommates of the Paranormal Kind at the Normandie Apartment Ghost Stories: On the Highway to Hell - Tuen Mun Road Ghost Stories: A Man Scorned at the Wolfsegg Castle 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065223/bk_acx0_065223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writing History for the King is at once a reassessment of the reign of Henry II of England (1133-1189) and an original contribution to our understanding of the rise of vernacular historiography in the high Middle Ages. Charity Urbanski focuses on two dynastic histories commissioned by Henry: Wace's Roman de Rou (c. 1160-1174) and Benoit de Sainte-Maure's Chronique des ducs de Normandie (c. 1174-1189). In both cases, Henry adopted the new genre of vernacular historical writing in Old French verse in an effort to disseminate a royalist version of the past that would help secure a grip on power for himself and his children. Wace was the first to be commissioned, but in 1174 the king abruptly fired him, turning the task over to Benoit de Sainte-Maure.Urbanski examines these histories as part of a single enterprise intended to cement the king's authority by enhancing the prestige of Henry II's dynasty. In a close reading of Wace's Rou, she shows that it presented a less than flattering picture of Henry's predecessors, in effect challenging his policies and casting a shadow over the legitimacy of his rule. Benoit de Sainte-Maure's Chronique, in contrast, mounted a staunchly royalist defense of Anglo-Norman kingship. Urbanski reads both works in the context of Henry's reign, arguing that as part of his drive to curb baronial power he sought a history that would memorialize his dynasty and solidify its claim to England and Normandy.
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Over 100 bizarre, baffling events from the Second World War The annals of World War II are mined with strange occurrences, odd coincidences, and unexplained mysteries, now collected for the first time by military historian William Breuer This colorful treasury of fascinating mysteries includes the Ghost Pilot of Kienow, the life-saving candy bar, the mysterious fire on the Normandie, the suspicious magazine ad published weeks before Pearl Harbor, and many more. Each of these beguiling twists of fate continue to defy explanation, fueling our fascination with our century's climactic struggle. -- First book to deal with the many unsolved mysteries of World War II -- Painstakingly researched from newspapers, magazines, books, military reports, interviews, and correspondence -- Vivid, fast-paced stories recreate events ranging from curious coincidences to major turning points
Normandie was unquestionably the most beautiful ocean liner ever built. The world's largest at the time, she also became the world's fastest. Her art deco interiors were unrivaled: capacious, elegant, and chic, decorated by teams of France's most talented artists. Yet Normandie was plagued with frustrations-never attracting more passengers than the competition and tragically ending her days in flames at New York's Pier 88. Celebrated maritime historian John Maxtone-Graham confesses to a hypnotic fascination with Normandie. In this comprehensive volume, enriched by over 200 photographs and illustrations, he documents every aspect of the vessel's decorative antecedents, design, construction, and service. Always articulate, entertaining, and devastatingly well informed, Maxtone-Graham has created the definitive Normandie panegyric, a comprehensive and, at times, heartbreaking account of this fabled liner.