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Political Application is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by John Victor Peterson is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of John Victor Peterson then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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This second issue of ChamberFour.com's future award-winning literary magazine, C4, features more all-new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by talented writers from around the globe. DRM-free and always free to download.Biots Are People Too!Amateur sleuth Jack Clay hunts a Black Dwarf possessed by a spirit from hell! When Gumshoe finds the stars of Capricorn at a bloody crime scene, he calls for help! Nodlon is paradise, if you’re not a biot! Biots work jobs no one wants to pay for, and Evan Labe is a biot. Evan Labe is a biot – a black dwarf model – living in quiet despair. Tempted by an infomercial, Evan looses a serpent into the garden! An epidemic of missing dwarves plagues Nodlon. Thinking freedom will cure the problem, and fearing for the lives of the dwarves, Princess Virginia asks Jack Clay to help her free the biots. But another dwarf goes missing, and this time someone left a bloody Capricorn on the girl’s video screen. Swamped with questions, Gumshoe of Nodlon Yard is out of his league. Was the maiden abducted? Is her life in danger? Is he a kidnapper in league with Mars? Has the dwarf maiden gone rogue? Gumshoe calls his friend, Jack Clay, a celebrity elf, a freedom fighter, and a magician to help him find the girl!Freedom fighting must wait! As the clock ticks, the body count rises. In hot pursuit, Jack chases a wicked warlock armed with magic and an army of dwarves! A trail of murder and mayhem leads to a mysterious Black Dwarf! Can Jack find the Black Dwarf before he destroys Jack?! Will Jack save Nodlon?! Will Jack prevent a war with Mars?! Will Jack free the biots?! Find out in the Strange and Quirky Odyssey of Cretaceous Clay!
During China's Great Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, the famous "Little Red Book", officially known as Quotations of Chairman Mao Zedong, was a must-have item for the Chinese. It is estimated that during those years altogether 5 billion copies of the collected Mao sayings were printed, which came in 500 different editions and 50 languages. Back then, the total world population was about 3 billion. So there was more than one and half a copy of the little red book for every inhabitant on earth.
When British nobleman Andrew trades his daughter away for a business deal, can she learn to tolerate the Scottish life with her new clan?Victoria was raised in a proper British estate to think the worst of the northern Scotsmen clans. When her father decides that her virtue can be bartered in a business transaction, she is properly horrified. Her horror starts to change the minute she lays eyes on Dylan, her betrothed, and her heart has a change for the better.Bonus Steamy Romance Collection Included!
Once the largest silver producer in the world, Wallace became notorious for labor uprisings, hard drinking, gambling and prostitution. As late as 1991, illegal brothels openly flourished because locals believed that sex work prevented rape and bolstered the economy, so long as it was regulated and confined to a particular area of town. The madams enjoyed unprecedented status as influential businesswomen, community leaders and philanthropists, while elsewhere a growing aversion to the sex trade drove red-light districts underground. Dr. Heather Branstetter's research features previously unpublished archival materials and oral histories as she relates the intimate details of this unlikely story.
Abbie was once the most beautiful girl in her small village in the Scottish highlands, but years of being married to the hero Callum have taken their toll.Celebrated for his deeds in battle, people turn a blind eye to Callum’s treatment of his wife Abbie, and every day her light shines a less brightly. But then, in the dead of night, she is kidnapped by a rival clan and thinks her life is in danger. Yet all is not as it seems when she meets Duncan, the leader of Callum's enemy clan. With her loyalties being tested she finds a new lease of life and the possibility of a second chance, but how long will it last when Callum is leading a charge to get her back?Bonus Steamy Romance Collection Included!
Stolen by a Highlander is an eye opening new short book that will take you through one woman’s journey of self-discovery!Stolen by the Highlander tells the story of Freya, a young Scottish woman who was married to her husband, Angus at the tender age of fourteen. Angus treats Freya with no more respect than he would give the dirt on his shoe, but faithful bride Freya continues to stand by him. When a group of Scottish Highlanders attack her village however, and Freya is left to fend for herself she soon re-evaluates what devotion means. Carried off in to the mountains by tall handsome Highlander, Lorne, Freya quickly gets her eyes opened to what life can be like without the bondage of her marriage to Angus. But can Freya overcome her moral confusion in order to allow herself a chance at true happiness?Bonus Steamy Romance Collection Included!
In the age of warriors and highlanders, it’s never in your best interest to be a pawn in the game of conquest…Unfortunately, Allia Fonnelly, who is the heiress to a kingdom, is used as a bargaining chip in an intense confrontation between a clan of highlanders and a village of fighting brothers. Allia is kidnapped by the highlander group and forced to become the bride to Gerard MacAlister. She is imprisoned for days while the negotiations take place and the future looks grim.Gerard, the alpha of the bunch, may have other plans on what to do with the Allia, who is not popular among the raiders. But Allia, who is a beautiful young noblewoman, is the most powerful temptation this god among men has ever seen. Bonus Steamy Romance Collection Included!