Sababa

Berwick Court Publishing Co
Free sample

Hamas militants have abducted Lior Samet, the grandson of Israeli national war hero Brigadier General Avigdor Cohen, but the Israeli government does not negotiate with terrorists. Cohen’s inner world is turned upside down as he does what he must to bring Lior home.

Less than forty miles away, but more than two millennia earlier, Alexander the Great descends upon Jerusalem, ready to attack, but after a highly charged confrontation with Simon the High Priest, he spares the town. As the controversial story unfolds, the Maccabees, priestly militant warriors, are raised to fight off the Greek imperialists.

Yamin Levy’s ambitious debut novel explores the inner-world of warriors, reluctant soldiers, zealots, and freedom fighters. The parallel storylines describe both the early origins and modern versions of Israeli nationalism and military zeal and how the Kohen clan has left its mark on the spiritual landscape of the Jewish psyche and on the battlefield. Levy gives voice to a range of perspectives associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and with Israeli society’s evolving attitudes regarding their physical, spiritual and existential survival.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

A rabbi and educator by profession, an activist and storyteller by volition, Yamin Levy has been writing for as long as he can remember. Sababa, his debut novel explores the complexity of statehood, the challenge of nationalism and the sacrifices of war.

Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Berwick Court Publishing Co
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Nov 15, 2016
Read more
Collapse
Pages
322
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781944376062
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Jewish
Fiction / War & Military
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Special Forces Captain "Brett Stone" had begun out processing from the United States Army when he buys a Washington State Lottery ticket and wins fifty-nine million dollars. Captain Stone calls his old Commander at Fort Bragg to tell him the good news and his former Commander offers him a challenge he just can't refuse: A meritorious promotion to "Major" if he stays in the Army and to lead an elite group of soldiers to perform secret assasssinations/sniper duties and resuce missions. Although he's a millionaire, he can't pass up the challenge. He along with the Colonel and his Executive Officer; Lieutenant Sarah Carter select their elite team which consist of three "Special Forces" men; three "Ranger" men; three "Delta" men and two "Linquist Specialsit" women. The team gets their first assignment which takes them to the Amazon Jungle. Their primary mission is to resuce two American women who were kidnap and their secondarily mission is to eliminate the Notorious Colombian Drug Lord "Daniel Quinn" who was responsible for the kidnapping. From the moment the team jumps from the plane into the jungle, everything starts going wrong. Part of the team literally lands on Quinn's property and are captured. Some team members are beaten, some shot and even one is buried alive. The team faces danger not only from Quinn and his men, but also from then jungle itself. They are attacked by wild baboons, jaguars and cobra snakes. They also have to fight off Quinn's German Sheppards, his pet alligator, kill alot of bad guys and avoid a plane crash. This is the first book of an ongoing series of the "Phantom Warriors." It's an exciting page turner and filled with action which you will have a hard time putting down.
The slightest mistake could cost her life...

In the summer of 314AD, dark figures lurking in the twilight of Roman society are on the prowl, and Rome is shocked by a series of gruesome murders in Paul Doherty's third novel featuring imperial secret agent Claudia. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Davis and Steven Saylor.

'The master of historical whodunit' - Booklist

Rome: August 314AD, and as the sun's insidious heat beats down, murderous forces lurk in the underbelly of the city. The normally cosseted world of Rome's rich and powerful is rocked by a series of violent abductions, as children of the elite are kidnapped and held for ransom. Meanwhile, veteran soldiers, men who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being barbarously murdered; the indignities inflicted on their corpses reminiscent of the gruesome practices of the Picts whom they fought so many years ago.
The Empress Helena summons her secret agent, Claudia, in a bid to resolve these macabre occurrences. But Claudia has problems of her own. The perfectly preserved corpse of a young Christian woman has been disinterred in her uncle's garden and it falls to her to investigate this mystery too. Now she must track her way through a murky tangle of politics, religion and murderous violence, ever aware that the slightest mistake could cost her life.

What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:
'A good example of historical fact and fiction mixed together, the past comes to life in front of your eyes'
'Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read'
'The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books'

Although nearly three decades have passed since Melvin Price returned from Vietnam, he is still haunted by dreams of the war, of his friends dying, of the people he’d killed. Worse, though, are the memories of his return. The country was in a turmoil so severe that somehow the ire turned on the servicemen. Never in America’s history had veterans been treated so poorly. When a band of old hippies protest the conflict in Iran, Mel declares his own war. It is not a war he wants. But some urge drives him, some pain has been stirred up by the newscasts. The rage Mel brought back with him from Vietnam, the rage that built when a man spit on him and photos of his pals reminded him of the sacrifices made for an ungrateful country, finds an outlet. He stalks the protestors, kidnapping them from their homes and luring them to locations where he’ll have the advantage. Rather than simply killing them outright, Mel provides each one with a taste of what they missed in Vietnam. One man is dumped into a foxhole with a gun. If he can keep Mel away for the entire night, he gets to live. Another man becomes a prisoner of war and is kept in a steel trailer until he breaks. A third meets his end in a minefield, a woman is offered half a dozen grenades to use against Mel’s single grenade, and a fourth man is sent into a mine to see what the tunnel rats endured. With each escapade, Mel’s pain is soothed, at least a little. But the relief never lasts long and soon he is back on the internet hunting through websites and profiles for scraps of information that will lead to the next protestor. The hippies, he finds, are older and grayer but still as single-minded as ever. Or are they? When Mel meets Diane and Lonnie, a married couple who had been active protestors of the Vietnam War, he spends time with them trying to find the perfect opportunity for vengeance. Lonnie finally tells Mel that Diane’s brother had been in Vietnam. Unable to deal with the horrors he’d seen, he had committed suicide shortly after returning. Mel realizes that, although their activities had made it more difficult for the soldiers, these two had actually had their hearts in the right place. He leaves them alone, determined to slake his thirst with someone else’s blood. But the nightmares enact Diane and Lonnie’s murders for him. His mind seems to be filled with twisting passages. Mel knows he is beyond help. As state and Federal law officials tighten the net, he sets a final plan in motion. Troopers, police and FBI agents surround his rural property as the final siege of Mel’s war runs its course. He dies in battle, not fighting any acknowledged war but in a way that will spare his sister the pain of thinking he had committed suicide. To the locals who knew him and to his family, Mel remains a hero. A cavalry of bikers, most of whom are veterans, pour in from across the nation to attend his funeral. Protests by young peaceniks and ageing hippies shatter the small town in the days leading up to the service. The support of the bikers, and the dignity of the procession arranged by the VFW, triumphs over the worst they can do. In the end, even the lead detectives realize that Mel Price was a true American hero.
The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

Look out for Pam’s new book, The Lost Girls of Paris, a story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

A New York Times bestseller!

“Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants will embrace this novel. “ —Library Journal

“Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion…. I read this novel in a headlong rush.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.