Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing volcanoes in the Andes, swimming with crocodiles, racing through anthrax-infected Siberia, or publishing groundbreaking bestsellers. Ahead of his time, he recognized nature as an interdependent whole and he saw before anyone else that humankind was on a path to destroy it. He was one of the first European to study the Inca, Aztec and Mayan cu
In the tradition of novels such as The Women in the Castle that illuminate the strong women who fought for their families and others during WWII comes the story of Helene Hanneman, a German nurse married to a Gypsy man who lived for sixteen months in Auschwitz under Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele.
Posing as a professional game hunter Leon is tasked with gathering information on one of his clients, wealthy industrialist Otto Von Meerbach. But how easy will he find his task when his true enemy is closer to home than Leon ever expected?A Courtney Series adventure - Book 1 in the Assegai sequence
Alles begin met Anna speel af in die Vrystaat. Dit vertel ’n roerende verhaal oor drie geslagte heen, vanaf die hartseer en verlies tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog tot die aanloop en gebeure van die Tweede Wereldoorlog. Die roman is losweg gebaseer op die skrywer se eie familiegeskiedenis en ondersoek eindelik waar sy, die skrywer, vandaan kom.
In this Final volume of the Brigid O’Meara trilogy, the heroine, a beautiful Irish music hall dancer/singer, who was drawn into gun smuggling during the 1895 Jameson Raid against Kruger’s Boer Republic, and was incarceratedin a British concentration camp when she sided with the Boers during the AngloBoer War.
Johannesburg dreig om ’n spookdorp te word. Die stad se myne is deurspek met piriet, en op politieke gebied word die fondamente gele vir die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Dit is teen hierdie agtergrond dat die liefdesverhaal van Deborah Mannheim en Kit Malloy afspeel.
Paris, 1958. A skirmish in a world-famous restaurant leaves two men dead and the restaurant staff baffled. Why did the head waiter, a man who’s been living in France for many years, lunge at his patrons with a knife? As the man awaits trial, a journalist hounds his long-time friend, hoping to expose the true story behind this act of violence.
Dit is die winter van 1795. Die Kaap is nog Hollands, maar nie meer vir lank nie. Kommissaris Sluysken, die VOC se hoofamptenaar aan die Kaap, het sy Politieke Raad vir 'n vergadering in die Kasteel byeengebring. Hier sit kolonel Robert Gordon, bevelvoerder van die garnisoen, avonturier en Oranje-man.
A body. A cover up. A buried secret. Sonja Kurtz is in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter sends a call for help. Emma is on a dig at the edge of Namibia’s Etosha National Park studying archaeology and she’s discovered a body that dates back to the country’s liberation war of the 1980s.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES Discover Joseph Heller's hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one man's efforts to survive it. Stationed in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, each flight mission introduces him to thousands of people determined to kill him.