Great Escapes Africa the Hotel Book

Dal Mar Mediterraneo all'Oceano indiano, dal vasto deserto del Sahara all'arcipelago di Capo Verde, l'Africa offre possibilità infinite di viaggiare e vivere avventure.

Author: Angelika Taschen

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ISBN: 383657814X

Category: Travel

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Dal Mar Mediterraneo all'Oceano indiano, dal vasto deserto del Sahara all'arcipelago di Capo Verde, l'Africa offre possibilità infinite di viaggiare e vivere avventure. Che siate neofiti pieni di stupore al vostro primo viaggio o navigati visitatori in preda al mal d'Africa, questo continente promette 54 Paesi straordinariamente diversi, realtà urbane e creative, limpidi cieli notturni e una natura selvaggia, risvegliando nel viaggiatore sensazioni ancestrali. In questo viaggio fotografico attraverso l'Africa scopriamo paesaggi da cartolina, una ricchissima cultura e interni incredibili, il tutto sbirciato dalle porte e dalle finestre degli hotel più belli del continente. Angelika Taschen ci guida verso le gemme nascoste in Mozambico, Sud Africa ed Etiopia, da una piantagione di caffè in Tanzania dove potete gustare il vero Arabico immersi in un paesaggio mozzafiato all'iconico Mount Nelson Hotel a Città del Capo, dipinto di rosa dopo la fine della Prima guerra mondiale, luogo di soggiorno di molte persone da allora dedite alla meditazione, all'itinerante Serengeti Safari Camp, composto da una manciata di tende, che segue le rotte migratorie della fauna locale durante tutto l'anno. In questa guida aggiornata scopriamo ciascun hotel tramite fotografie e informazioni fondamentali, come la posizione, i recapiti di contatto e le letture consigliate per ogni destinazione.
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Escape from Stalag Luft III

The True Story of My Successful Great Escape: The Memoir of Bob Vanderstok Bram Vanderstok. and went to too many nightclubs, where we drank some more Pimm's ...

Author: Bram Vanderstok

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ISBN: 9781784384371

Category: History

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"Quickly, I climbed up to the surface and immediately found the rope… I felt no signal, so it was not safe yet. Then I felt three distinct tugs and slowly popped my head up. The nearest 'Goonbox' was at least 200 feet away; but, indeed, I was twenty feet from the edge of the woods.” - Bram Vanderstok'A born raconteur. His escapes, his operations as a Spitfire pilot, his experiences as a prisoner of war, and his incredible escape crossing the Pyrenees - all are described in a breathtaking manner which made me read his book through in one sitting' - Prof Dr L de Jong, Founder/Director of the Dutch Institute for War Documentation“Such a modest man, such a dramatic story – you’ll be pulled into this absorbing account” - Jonathan Vance, The True Story of the Great EscapeOn the night of 24 March 1944, Bram Vanderstok was number 18 of 76 men who crawled beyond the barbed wire fence of Stalag Luft III in Zagan, Poland. The 1963 film The Great Escape, was largely based on this autobiography but - with Vanderstok's agreement - filmmakers chose to turn his story into an Australian character name Sedgwick, played by James Coburn.His memoir sets down his wartime adventures before being incarcerated in Stalag Luft III and then in extraordinary detail describes various escape attempts which culminated with the famous March breakout. After escaping, Vanderstok roamed Europe for weeks, passing through Leipzig, Utrecht, Brussels, Paris, Dijon and Madrid, before making it back to England. He reported to the Air Ministry and two months after escaping, on 30 May 1944 he returned to the British no.91 Squadron. In the following months he flew almost every day to France escorting bombers and knocking down V1 rockets.In August 1944 he finally returned to his home. He learned that his two brothers had been killed in concentration camps after being arrested for resistance work. His father had been tortured and blinded by the Gestapo during interrogation. He had never betrayed his son.
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Oscar in Africa

The appearance of the ladies in their gay costumes made a great change in the looks of things, as well as in the conduct of the men. Pipes and books were ...

Author: Harry Castlemon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734061028

Category: Fiction

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No Fixed Abode A Jewish Odyssey to Africa

When his new cinema was — after endless delays — nearing completion he asked me to paint bold red signs 'ESCAPE DOOR. NOT LOCKED.' There were two emergency ...

Author: Peter Fraenkel

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In this memoir, Fraenkel writes as a member of an enclosed minority: German Jew within a predominantly Lithuanian Jewish community which was part of a white settler community, itself a minority in a predominantly black African territory. A young settler reprimanded him for stepping out of the way of an African family on a narrow bush path: “Walk straight on. They must know who is the master in the land.” Fraenkel found himself whistling the Nazis’ anthem “Clear the streets for the brown battalions. The storm troopers are marching.” He was coming to learn the importance of not conforming. “A vivid account of a childhood in a middleclass, non-observant Jewish family in Nazi Germany, forced to emigrate to Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in 1939.” — Trevor Gundry, Jewish Chronicle “Peter Fraenkel... and his family emigrated in 1939 from Breslau to Northern Rhodesia, where he forged a successful career... in the Central African Broadcasting Service. Fraenkel was thus given the opportunity of using his undoubted skills as a broadcaster to help in the education of black people, using new methods of mass education... his sojourn in Northern Rhodesia came to an end in 1957, a few years after the country was refashioned by the British government as the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland — a big mistake, Fraenkel thinks, and one that wasn’t undone until much later when the independent state of Zambia was created. His love affair with Africa came to an end, and he felt impelled to leave, because of his ‘dislike of racist politics in this bastion of white privilege’... Peter Fraenkel’s account of the 20 years in Northern Rhodesia is absorbing... there are riveting chapters on his activities as a somewhat subversive broadcaster, working together with like-minded whites and Blacks... The book is written in a very lively manner and there are countless anecdotes, many of them in direct speech... I recommend it strongly.” — Leslie Baruch Brent, Association of Jewish Refugees “The book bursts with life. Countries like these Central African territories are... far more exciting than countries with a settled structure. Here a new society is emerging. This excitement is lost in official reports and academic studies and one of Fraenkel’s achievements is that he conveys it in full measure. I know of no book which more vividly describes the variety and throb of a modern African township.” — Max Gluckman, The Observer “He brings out the formation of the new African metropolitan and rural societies... I know of no book which describes this surging varied vitality so well.” — Africa
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Reading Children s Literature A Critical Introduction Second Edition

... but he manages to escape when the pirates land on another island and he ... the coast of Africa, Tarzan nevertheless teaches himself to read the books ...

Author: Carrie Hintz

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770487130

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, it is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to individual literary works assigned, it also provides apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature during and after the course. The second edition includes a new chapter on children’s literature and popular culture (including film, television, and merchandising) and has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship and new offerings in children’s media.
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Variety the Spice of Life

D'Oliviera was an outstanding cricketer who had to escape from South Africa to play in top class matches and he, of course, came to play with great ...

Author: Bernard Peter Atha

Publisher: novum pro Verlag

ISBN: 9783990643266

Category: Fiction

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Variety truly IS the spice of life in this jam-packed biography of Bernard Atha. He recounts some of the pleasures and sorrows of a long and varied life. From dancer to councillor, from the RAF to TV and film actor, Bernard has been involved in the world of theatre and ballet, the arts, Paralympics, sport, and local government to name but a few. He has championed many causes and has been associated with the success of a number of major ventures. His overwhelming passion for his home city of Leeds and his keen determination to make it a leading centre for the Arts is admirable and inspiring. When asked the secret of his "success", he answers: "Decide what one wants to achieve, find someone who can make it happen, give that person his or her head and sit back and claim personal success!"
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Ghana

The large spa facilities should be open by mid 2019, but for now there's a ... A Accra City Hotel [130D1] (196 rooms) Barnes Rd;%0302633863; e reservations ...

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784776282

Category: Travel

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This 8th edition of Bradt's Ghana remains the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence and the world's second-largest producer of chocolate. Covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border with Burkina Faso, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and is an ideal companion no matter what your interests are. Written by Philip Briggs, arguably the world's most experienced guidebook writer, it covers everything from inexpensive opportunities to see wildlife to cultural and historical aspects such as the slave trading posts. Background, practical and health information are complemented by a dedicated, illustrated chapter on wildlife, 63 maps and 18 chapters split across five regional sections, from Accra and surrounds to the coast, through eastern and central Ghana, right up to the north. The popular Cape Coast and the Ashanti regions are both covered, as is the increasingly high-profile Chale Wote Street Art festival. Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Bradt's Ghana is accompanied by a dedicated, updated website run by the author himself and caters for everyone from birdwatchers to bar-hoppers. Whether you want to cruise the world's largest man-made reservoir, Lake Volta, on a pokey old steamer, hike with elephants in Mole National Park, or party all night in Accra's glittering Osu district, Bradt's Ghana is an indispensable companion.
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Blackstone s Pursuits Oz Blackstone series Book 1

escape. bid. I like motoring in France. I don't know my left from my right at the best of times, so driving on the 'wrong' side of the road is no big deal ...

Author: Quintin Jardine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755353668

Category: Fiction

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A tale of love, greed, murder and very odd couples... Quintin Jardine introduces his readers to his unconventional sleuth, Oz Blackstone, in Blackstone's Pursuits - an engaging mystery of murder and wit. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter James. 'The perfect mix for a highly charged, fast moving crime thriller' - Glasgow Herald When private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone takes on the job of finding an insurance company's missing half million, he's hoping for a healthy finder's fee, not a life-changing experience. But when he finds the corpse of the would-be embezzler with a knife in his back and no sign of the missing money, what had seemed like a routine job begins to look distinctly dodgy. Until the captivating Primavera 'Prim' Phillips arrives on the scene, wondering why she's being greeted not by her sister Dawn, but by Dawn's dead boyfriend and a rather nervous-looking private eye. For Oz, things are looking up. This is the kind of girl who's definitely worth pursuing. Especially if she knows where to get her hands on half a million pounds... What readers are saying about Blackstone's Pursuits: 'The wisecracking, disillusioned style is intriguing and fun and the action never flags' 'Well-crafted and gloriously far-fetched escapism' 'A terrific start to a great series!'
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D Day Girls

... to avoid a hotel, as so many night managers sent registers to the local Nazi ... belonging to a woman who was going to North Africa to escape the war.

Author: Sarah Rose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751578256

Category: History

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The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory, for fans of A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell 'Gripping: Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery) - and all of it true, all precisely documented' ERIK LARSON, author of THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY 'The mission is this: Read D-Day Girls today. Not just for the spy flair but also because this history feels more relevant than ever, as an army of women and girls again find themselves in a fight for the common good' LILY KOPPEL, author of THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB 'Thoroughly researched and written as smoothly as a good thriller, this is a mesmerising story of creativity, perseverance, and astonishing heroism' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred review * * * In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting. Their job, he declared, was to 'set Europe ablaze'. But with most men on the front lines, the SOE was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women. There's Andrée Borrel, a scrappy and streetwise Parisian who blew up power lines with the Gestapo hot on her heels; Odette Sansom, an unhappily married suburban mother who saw the SOE as her ticket out of domestic life and into a meaningful adventure; and Lise de Baissac, a fiercely independent member of French colonial high society and the SOE's unflappable 'queen'. Together, they destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, plotted prison breaks, and gathered crucial intelligence-laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war. Rigorously researched and written with razor-sharp wit, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage-and the energy of politically animated women-can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high.
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Cincinnati Magazine

They combine contemporary design with remarkable quality in clocks that are great to give, great to receive. Seiko Quartz accuracy and Cordless battery ...

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.
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Holocaust Escapees and Global Development

Hirschman's War: Military Service, Resistance Work, Escape, ... seeking routes through Iberia and obtaining (often with great difficulty) transit visas ...

Author: David Simon

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781786995155

Category: Social Science

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The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers, filmmakers and artists. But what is less well known is the way in which this refugee diaspora shaped the scholarly culture of their new-found homes and international policy. In this unique work, David Simon explores the pioneering role played by mostly Jewish refugee scholars in the creation of development studies and practice following the Second World War, and what we can learn about the discipline by examining the social and intellectual history of its early practitioners. Through in-depth interviews with key figures and their relatives, Simon considers how the escapees' experiences impacted their scholarship, showing how they played a key role in shaping their belief that ‘development’ really did hold the potential to make a better world, free from the horrors of war, genocide and discrimination they had experienced under Nazi rule. In the process, he casts valuable new light on the origins and evolution of development studies, policy and practice from this formative postwar period to the present.
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Haunted Europe

Her writing exists between cultures, migrating from Europe to Africa, ... Charles Despard, the author of a best-selling and much-praised novel of social ...

Author: Evert Jan Van Leeuwen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000228076

Category: Literary Criticism

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Haunted Europe offers the first comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to mainland Europe. By focusing on the development of the relationship between Britain and Ireland and continental Europe over more than two-hundred years, this collection marks an important departure from standard literary critical narratives, which have tended to focus on a narrow time-period and have missed continuities and discontinuities in our ongoing relationship with the mainland.
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Angola

The Land at the End of the World is a novel about Portugal's colonial war by ... Try: Escape from Luanda – set in a Luanda music school, the film asks if ...

Author: Mike Stead

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770242

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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This new third edition of Bradt's Angola remains the only dedicated English-language guide to this increasingly popular southern African nation. Thoroughly updated, it includes full practical and background information, everything you need to know about the capital city, Luanda, plus coverage of the rest of the country in 16 chapters. Also featured are 38 maps, including detailed city maps for all 18 provincial capitals, plus a specific section devoted to the sometimes-tricky process of applying for a visa. Bradt's Angola is written by expert author Oscar Scafidi who lived and worked in Angola for five years, has travelled to all the country's provinces, and who has successfully completed a record-breaking kayak trip along the length of Angola's Kwanza River. Thanks to his knowledge, Bradt's Angola is ideal for everyone from independent surfers and bird-watchers on organised tours to fishing enthusiasts, conservationists, surfers, NGO workers and overlanders, not to mention adventurous travellers simply wanting to discover this intriguing country. Angola continues to change at a rapid pace and offers everything from colonial Portuguese ruins to $100-a-plate sushi bars, landscaped waterfronts to grand public buildings, Portuguese and Brazilian heritage to frontier diamond towns, tropical rainforests to desert, and relaxed coastal resorts on 1,000km of unspoiled beaches. It's also the site of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mbanza Kongo, once the centre of power for the Kilukeni dynasty, who founded the city almost 100 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. Whether wildlife watcher or surfer, business traveller or pioneering adventurer, Bradt's Angola provides all the information you will need to get the most out of this vast country.
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Fodor s New York City 2020

In fall 2018, the Met announced the complete overhaul of the Africa, ... The best in children's book illustration is showcased October through December.

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9781640971639

Category: Travel

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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience New York City? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s New York City 2020 travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of New York City, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore the High Line, see a Broadway show, or browse the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s New York City 2020 includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of New York City. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on museums, food, and shopping. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. • DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, The High Line, and much more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning to visit more of the northeast? Check out Fodor’s Boston, Fodor’s Philadelphia, Fodor’s Washington DC, and Fodor’s New England.
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Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2018

He made his television debut in a production of The Hotel in Amsterdam. ... He was best known for his role as Barney Lumsden in the BBC comedy series Twenty ...

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670331

Category: Performing Arts

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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.
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The Undergound

I was more determined than ever to escape to Catalonia and had already booked my ... having only flown across the continent before to and from South Africa.

Author: Simon Tomlin

Publisher: Hakon Books

ISBN: 9781534953130

Category: Political Science

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“The very worrying trend is that journalists that only report the news accurately, honestly and fearlessly now face being prosecuted in our criminal courts” – Trevor Burke QC
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Two Weeks In November

I did speak to the President's son – I was the first journalist he spoke to about his dramatic escape with his father – but when I asked him about the ...

Author: Douglas Rogers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780723693

Category: History

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Two Weeks in Novemberis the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies - a high ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer - who team up to help unseat one of Africa's longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.What begins as an improbable adventure destined for failure, marked by a mixture of bravery, strategic cunning and bumbling naiveté, soon turns into the most sophisticated political-military operation in African history. By virtue of their being together, the unlikely team of misfit rivals is suddenly in position to spin what might have been seen as an illegal coup into a mass popular uprising that the world - and millions of Zimbabweans - will enthusiastically support.Impeccably researched, deftly written, and told in the style of a contemporary political thriller, Two Weeks in November throws you into the very heart of ‘the game’, a dangerous hidden world that makes you question what is real, what is choreographed, and whether anything can really change in a country where the same players are still dictating the rules.
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Social England

... and to the enmity of the greatest Powers of Europe, I have terminated my ... the dinner being ordered by his own maître d'hôtel; and, when he visited ...

Author: John Ashton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734080661

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Scientific American

104 Locomotive headlights 153 Petroleum fountain , great . ... 209 Hotel register +386 Meteor , struck by a 65 Pneumonia , treatment .

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