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The Whiskey Rebels

Author : David Liss
ISBN : 1588367304
Genre : Fiction
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David Liss’s bestselling historical thrillers, including A Conspiracy of Paper and The Coffee Trader, have been called remarkable and rousing: the perfect combination of scrupulous research and breathless excitement. Now Liss delivers his best novel yet in an entirely new setting–America in the years after the Revolution, an unstable nation where desperate schemers vie for wealth, power, and a chance to shape a country’s destiny. Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington’s most valued spies, now lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation of treason has long since cost him his reputation and his beloved fiancée, Cynthia Pearson, but at his most desperate moment he is recruited for an unlikely task–finding Cynthia’s missing husband. To help her, Saunders must serve his old enemy, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who is engaged in a bitter power struggle with political rival Thomas Jefferson over the fragile young nation’s first real financial institution: the Bank of the United States. Meanwhile, Joan Maycott is a young woman married to another Revolutionary War veteran. With the new states unable to support their ex-soldiers, the Maycotts make a desperate gamble: trade the chance of future payment for the hope of a better life on the western Pennsylvania frontier. There, amid hardship and deprivation, they find unlikely friendship and a chance for prosperity with a new method of distilling whiskey. But on an isolated frontier, whiskey is more than a drink; it is currency and power, and the Maycotts’ success attracts the brutal attention of men in Hamilton’s orbit, men who threaten to destroy all Joan holds dear. As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders–both patriots in their own way–find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country. The Whiskey Rebels is a superb rendering of a perilous age and a nation nearly torn apart–and David Liss’s most powerful novel yet. From the Hardcover edition.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Douglas Harvey
ISBN : 1478771046
Genre : History
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In 1791, the newly created United States government enacted its first federal tax -- a "tax on spirits." Many Americans west of the Appalachian Mountains were cash short and used whiskey as money. The tax was seen by them as an oppressive measure to force them to "bail out" the debts of eastern bankers who had speculated during the Revolutionary War. Some westerners took action -- legal and extra-legal -- to counteract what they saw as a new tyranny emerging to replace the British Empire that they had recently defeated. The Whiskey Rebels, in their eyes, were the next generation of the revolutionary "Sons of Liberty." "THE WHISKEY REBELLION is unique venture in the graphic novel as nonfiction truth-teller. Resistance against the 1% that we see today has a long history, and the art as well as the narrative here offer readers young and old something valuable. Look for this book!" Paul Buhle, co-editor of WOBBLIES! and a dozen other comics. "It's very refreshing to see such a well-drawn, informative, fast-moving graphic-novel treatment of this crucial conflict in the life of the young nation." William Hogeland, Author of "The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty"

Der Kaffeeh Ndler

Author : David Liss
ISBN : 9783641030964
Genre : Fiction
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Ein großer historischer Roman aus dem Amsterdam des 17. Jahrhunderts Amsterdam im 17. Jahrhundert – florierende Geschäftsstadt, Magnet für allerlei Menschen, die ihr Glück machen wollen. Miguel Lienzo, einst erfolgreicher Geschäftsmann, der durch Pech alles verloren hat, bekommt die Chance, in den Kaffeehandel einzusteigen, der bis jetzt noch in den Kinderschuhen steckt. Miguel wittert großes Geld. Doch er hat weder mit seinem Erzfeind Parido gerechnet, noch mit seinen Gefühlen für Hannah ...

The Day Of Atonement

Author : David Liss
ISBN : 9781588369635
Genre : Fiction
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. The bestselling author of such novels as A Conspiracy of Paper and The Whiskey Rebels continues his masterly run of “atmospheric” (The Washington Post), “page-turning” (The Baltimore Sun), “tremendously smart” (Newsweek) historical thrillers. In The Day of Atonement, David Liss blends meticulous period detail with crackling adventure in the tale of one man’s quest for justice—and retribution. Sebastião Raposa is only thirteen when his parents are unjustly imprisoned, never to be seen again, and he is forced to flee Portugal lest he too fall victim to the Inquisition. But ten years in exile only serve to whet his appetite for vengeance. Returning at last to Lisbon, in the guise of English businessman Sebastian Foxx, he is no longer a frightened boy but a dangerous man tormented by violent impulses. Haunted by the specter of all he has lost—including his exquisite first love—Foxx is determined to right old wrongs by punishing an unforgivable enemy with unrelenting fury. Well schooled by his benefactor, the notorious bounty hunter Benjamin Weaver, in the use of wits, fists, and a variety of weapons, Foxx stalks the ruthless Inquisitor priest Pedro Azinheiro. But in a city ruled by terror and treachery, where money and information can buy power and trump any law, no enemy should be underestimated and no ally can be trusted. Having risked everything, and once again under the watchful eye of the Inquisition, Foxx finds his plans unraveling as he becomes drawn into the struggles of old friends—and new enemies—none of whom, like Lisbon itself, are what they seem. Compelled to play a game of deception and greed, Sebastian Foxx will find himself befriended, betrayed, tempted by desire, and tormented by personal turmoil. And when a twist of fate turns his carefully laid plans to chaos, he will be forced to choose between surrendering to bloodlust or serving the cause of mercy. Praise for The Day of Atonement “Enthralling . . . [a] sly, rich and swift novel of vengeance and rough justice.”—The Seattle Times “One of the masters of the historical thriller, Liss is back with yet another highly entertaining novel. . . . [The Day of Atonement] paints a vivid picture of the waning days of the Inquisition, and of the truly evil religious leaders who led it. One of Liss’s best books.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Foxx is reminiscent of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher: a man with his own moral code who takes on multiple adversaries simultaneously. . . . Liss has the start of another solidly researched, action-packed historical series here.”—Booklist (starred review) “[An] action-packed novel.”—The Wall Street Journal “Snappy dialogue and convincing atmosphere . . . The plot moves swiftly to a shattering climax.”—The Washington Post “Another intriguing thriller set against historical events for Liss, who has a knack for period detail, breakneck plots and characters we want to root for.”—San Antonio Express-News “Fans of Liss know well his mix of dark arts and historical detail.”—New York Daily News From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Devil S Company

Author : David Liss
ISBN : 1588369110
Genre : Fiction
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BONUS: This edition contains a The Devil's Company discussion guide. From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Whiskey Rebels and A Conspiracy of Papercomes a stunning new thriller set in the splendor and squalor of eighteenth-century London. The year is 1722. Ruffian for hire and master of disguise Benjamin Weaver finds himself pitted against a mysterious mastermind who holds the lives of Weaver’s friends in the balance. To protect the people he loves, Weaver must stage a daring robbery from the headquarters of the ruthless British East India Company, but this theft is only the opening move in a dangerous game of secret plots, corporate rivals, and foreign spies. With the security of the nation—and the lives of those he loves—in the balance, Weaver must navigate a labyrinth of political greed and corporate treachery. Explosive action and utterly vivid period detail are the hallmarks of an author who continues to set the bar ever higher for historical suspense.

Star Wars Battlefront Twilight Kompanie

Author : Alexander Freed
ISBN : 9783833232916
Genre : Fiction
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Der offizielle Roman zum brandneuen Videogame Star Wars:Battlefront galt schon Monate vor Erscheinen als das vermutlich beste Action Adventure-Spiel des Jahres 2015. Brillante Bilder und eine actiongeladene Story sorgen dafür, dass Fans der erfolgreichsten Space-Opera aller Zeiten nicht nur im Kino, sondern auch auf Konsolen voll auf ihre Kosten kommen. Panini veröffentlicht den offiziellen Roman zum Blockbuster-Spiel.

Die Kraft Und Die Herrlichkeit

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : 3423131543
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Das Spiel Der G Tter 2

Author : Steven Erikson
ISBN : 9783641089764
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Ein sinfonisches Epos ohnegleichen - Fantasy einer neuen Qualität! Das malazanische Imperium ist bis ins Mark erschüttert, doch Imperatrix Laseen sucht ihre Macht mit einer Säuberungswelle im Adel zu festigen. Da braut sich neues Unheil zusammen. Denn in der heiligen Wüste Raraku sammelt die Seherin Sha'ik ein Herr der Unzufriedenen, die nur darauf warten, die verhassten malazanischen Eroberer zu vertreiben.

Star Warstm Sch Lerin Der Dunklen Seite

Author : Christie Golden
ISBN : 9783641195663
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Klug, packend und unvergesslich – einer der besten Star Wars-Romane! Im Krieg zwischen den Armeen der dunklen Seite der Macht und der Republik um die Kontrolle der Galaxie wird die Taktik des Sith Lords Count Dooku immer brutaler. Trotz der Macht der Jedi und ihrer militärischen Fähigkeiten wächst die Zahl seiner Opfer stetig an. Um ihn endlich zu stoppen, wenden sich die Jedi hilfesuchend an seine ehemalige Schülerin und Kopfgeldjägerin Asajj Ventress, die ihn gemeinsam mit Quinland Voss ins Visier nehmen soll. Asajjs Wunsch nach Rache an ihrem einstigen Meister ist groß, doch selbst für erfahrene Jäger ist Dooku eine gefährliche Beute ...

Star Wars Darth Bane Sch Pfer Der Dunkelheit

Author : Drew Karpyshyn
ISBN : 9783641077617
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Der ultimative Auftakt zur erfolgreichsten Weltraumsaga aller Zeiten! Von Kindesbeinen an kennt Dessel nichts als seinen niederträchtigen Vater und die gefahrvolle Arbeit in den Cortosis-Minen – bis er eines Tages überstürzt von seinem Heimatplaneten Apatros fliehen muss. Dessel tritt in die Armee der Sith ein, wo seine Brutalität, seine Verschlagenheit sowie die außergewöhnliche Beherrschung der Macht ihn schnell zu einem bekannten Krieger machen. Doch um in die höchsten Ränge der dunklen Sith-Bruderschaft aufzusteigen, muss der vielversprechende junge Mann sich zunächst einer Prüfung unterziehen, die er nur mit all seinem Zorn und unermesslichem Machthunger bestehen kann ...

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