Death Of An Assassin by Ann Marie Ackermann

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The year is 1835. In the Kingdom of W├╝rttemberg, in the small town of B├Ânnigheim, a murder has just been committed. The town’s beloved mayor has been gunned down in cold blood- a senseless crime with no apparent motive- and the elusive murderer manages to slip away, seemingly without trace. Despite the best efforts of a remarkably ingenious investigator, the case would remain unsolved for decades.

On the other side of the Atlantic, a storm is brewing between the Mexican government and American settlers, eventually erupting into the Texas Revolution. As America is drawn into war with Mexico, troops are amassed to besiege Veracruz in what would become the first large-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States military forces, and the largest in history until D-Day. In writing of the battle, Robert E Lee makes a curiously poignant entry in his journal regarding the heroic death of a German-American soldier, remarking “I doubt whether all Mexico is worth to us the life of that man”. Little could he have known that the man to whom he ascribed such praise was actually an assassin.
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A Father’s Guide: When Children Fall Uncomfortably Close To The Tree

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With humor and heartfelt sincerity, author Stephan Hahn shares practical advice on parenting from a father’s perspective.

A Father’s Guide: When Children Fall Uncomfortably Close To The Tree tackles the difficult subject of fatherhood with refreshing candor. From bringing home baby to the inevitable growing-up stages, Hahn gives dads a heads-up on what to expect by way of anecdotal stories of his own family life, telling it like it is and revealing both the expected and unexpected challenges of parenthood, as well as the many joys that make it all worthwhile.
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