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Chess in China
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China is now a major chess power and proved so graphically at the 2006 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin when the men's team came second and the women's team third for easily the best result overall. The Chinese progress has been underpinned by large government support and testing competition in numerous tough events. Commensurate with its status, China currently has five top hundred players. However, even today countries like Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Israel still have an edge in experience over their Chinese counterparts. It is only the last few decades that chess has gained popularity in China where it still trails xiangqi or Chinese Chess by a considerable margin. Today, there are about three million people in China who play chess, with 300,000 federation players, compared with an estimated 300 million Go players in China.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Israel at War , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 192min
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New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg looks at the events developing in the Middle East and asks the tough questions: Could Israel launch a preemptive strike at any moment? How might an Israel-Iran war set the Middle East on fire? What should we be watching for? Israel at War will help you understand what is happening right now behind the scenes in this volatile region—and how this high-stakes showdown could affect the future of the Middle East and the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097321/bk_acx0_097321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Execution of Justice: Covert Ops Military Assas...
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When three covert operatives are killed while investigating the kidnapping of a congressman's daughter, John Drake is called in. Driven by personal demons, he is determined to deliver his own brand of justice. As Drake tracks the most powerful enemy he has ever faced, an already tough mission becomes nearly impossible. His assignment propels him to the fulcrum of a new world war, and a CIA plot to incite conflict between the Muslim oil countries and Israel unfolds. Haunted by trauma from his past, Drake must ultimately confront the most terrifying identity of all - his own. But can he hunt down the most dangerous man in the world and prevent a war - or will he become the monster he hunts? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156792/bk_acx0_156792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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The Lie: A Novel , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 365min
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Dahlia Barr does not suffer fools - or her own government, with which she is normally at odds. Shrewd, brash, and as tough as she is beautiful, the controversial Israeli attorney specializes in defending Palestinians accused of terrorism. She is also a devoted mother, a soon-to-be-divorced wife, and the lover of a handsome American television correspondent. To Dahlia’s astonishment, the Israeli security establishment one day approaches her with a tantalizing proposition: Join us, and become the beleaguered nation’s arbiter on when to use the harshest of interrogation methods - what some would call torture. Dahlia is intrigued. She has no intention of permitting torture. Can she change the system from within? Then, as Dahlia settles into her new job, her son Ari, a 20-year-old lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, is kidnapped by Hezbollah and whisked over the border to Lebanon. The one man who may hold the key to Ari's rescue is locked in a cell in police headquarters. Edward Al-Masri - professor, activist, media gadfly - is an Arab who has a long and complicated history with Dahlia. And he's not talking. Yet. The Lie is a nail-biting thriller, pulsing with insight into the inner workings of Israel’s security apparatus. It is an unforgettable story of human beings on both sides of the terror equation whose lives turn out to share more in common than they - and the listener - could ever have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathe Mazur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006661/bk_sans_006661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Pattern Crimes: Foreign Detective, Book 2 , Hör...
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It begins when the strangely marked body of a young prostitute is found just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. A similarly disfigured corpse of an American nun turns up. Then an Arab boy. As the list of victims grows, their only apparent connection is the bizarre markings on their bodies, it appears that Israel is facing its first serial murder case. David Bar-Lev, chief of the Pattern Crimes Unit of the Jerusalem police, is not so sure. A tough yet sensitive investigator with a powerful intelligence and a querying mind, he begins searching for a pattern that will explain the apparently random killings. At first the disorder is overwhelming, the case unfathomable. But then, as David probes deeper into this particular pattern crime, he is not so sure he wants to understand it. Pieces emerge that suggest that this time the key may lie within his own life. During the course of his investigation he must uncover and confront many painful secrets: The mysterious behavior of his father, Avraham, a retired psychoanalyst; The tragic suicide of his brother, Gideon, a talented fighter pilot; The hidden past of his beautiful Russian lover, the cellist Anna; And the possibility of corruption within the Jerusalem police and the ultra-secret General Security Services (Shin Bet). But despite the pain of these and other revelations, David probes on until he finally glimpses his astonishing solution - for, as one cop says of David Bar-Lev, "It is not enough for him to investigate. David has to understand." The Jerusalem of Pattern Crimes is not the idealized Holy City of the guidebooks. Depicted as the capital of an angry, anguished, torn-up nation, a city of prostitutes, narcotics dealers, lusting journalists, ruthless politicians, and zealots of every stripe, it becomes here an arena for a remarkable story of crime and punishment. This is a book about patterns – in love, in rel 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000172/bk_acx0_000172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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Nineteen Angels: Book 1 , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, ...
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19 Angels is a fast-paced political thriller full of suspense and rich detail by award-winning screenwriter, journalist and political insider Hoyt Hilsman. The author of numerous feature films and TV shows, Hilsman is the son of a top Intelligence official under President Kennedy and has been active in politics and public policy, including running for Congress in California. A regular contributor to media outlets like the New York Times and the Huffington Post, Hilsman brings an inside knowledge of both politics and intelligence that makes 19 Angels a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines listen. Standing on a windy bluff on the northern border of Israel, televangelist Matthew Vaughn is broadcasting to an audience of millions when he is kidnapped by guerillas from a mysterious terrorist cell. Veteran CIA operative Grant Stearns is thrown into the hunt for the captive preacher, a chase that leads from the deserts of Syria to a remote coastal resort in Albania. But Stearns' biggest challenge is not only to rescue Vaughn, but to battle the forces in Washington and Tel Aviv - a renegade Homeland Security Secretary in league with an ambitious Israeli Defense Minister - who want to exploit the kidnapping for their own political purposes, even if it means provoking a full-scale regional war. Grant Stearns is a different kind of CIA agent - a man for changing times. Stearns understands that it's a tough world out there, but that solid intelligence work can outmatch brute force anytime. With the keen instinct of an experienced hunter, Stearns tracks down terrorists with both guts and smarts. He'll work with whoever it takes - whether it is enemies like the Mukhabarat, the ruthless Syrian Secret Service or improbable allies like RENEA, the Albanian counter-terrorist strike force - Stearns is less interested in appearances or protocol than results. And he's more than ready to take on America's allies or even higher-ups in the U 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clyde FT Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027450/bk_acx0_027450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 23.01.2020
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No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washin...
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From one of the world's most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America's chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement. A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues - a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes. With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration's intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day - and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country's preparedness for - and immediate response to - the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation's perception of the Administration's competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration's most effective champion. In 2005 Rice was entrusted with even more responsibility when she was charged with helping to shape and carry forward the President's foreign policy as Secretary of State. As such, she proved herself a deft crafter of tactics and negotiation aimed to contain or reduce the threat posed by America's enemies. Here, she reveals the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that kept the world's relationships with Iran, North Korea and Libya from collapsing into chaos. She also talks about her role as a crisis manager, showing that at any hour -- and at a moment's notice -- she was willing to bring all parties to the bargaining table anywhere in the world. No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa. Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she dealt, Rice also offers here keen insight into how history actually proceeds. In No Higher Honor, she delivers a master class in statecraft -- but always in a way that reveals her essential warmth and humility, and her deep reverence for the ideals on which America was founded.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 23.01.2020
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No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washin...
17,99 € *
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From one of the world's most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America's chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement. A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues - a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes. With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration's intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day - and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country's preparedness for - and immediate response to - the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation's perception of the Administration's competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration's most effective champion. In 2005 Rice was entrusted with even more responsibility when she was charged with helping to shape and carry forward the President's foreign policy as Secretary of State. As such, she proved herself a deft crafter of tactics and negotiation aimed to contain or reduce the threat posed by America's enemies. Here, she reveals the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that kept the world's relationships with Iran, North Korea and Libya from collapsing into chaos. She also talks about her role as a crisis manager, showing that at any hour -- and at a moment's notice -- she was willing to bring all parties to the bargaining table anywhere in the world. No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa. Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she dealt, Rice also offers here keen insight into how history actually proceeds. In No Higher Honor, she delivers a master class in statecraft -- but always in a way that reveals her essential warmth and humility, and her deep reverence for the ideals on which America was founded.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 23.01.2020
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How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
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Going to Israel with her estranged father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. A spoiled American teenager with an attitude that matches her killer Jimmy Choo slides, she''s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a Sperm Donor, for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he''s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she''s never known, including her ill grandmother who''s the only source of comfort in this strange land. Sharing a room with her unfriendly cousin, igniting a brawl at the local disco, and having her Ferragamo sandal stolen by a mutt . . . one hilarious humiliation after another tests Amy''s Þerce spirit. Finding her place in a foreign culture isn''t easy, but as Amy learns to shed her tough-girl persona, she discovers that making friends, falling in love, and connecting with her family and heritage isn''t impossible after all.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 23.01.2020
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