A Rocky Mountain Christmas (Christmas, Book 2) by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

3 days earlier than Christmas, Matt Jensen is touring the Denver and Pacific railway while an avalanche slams down onto the teach, trapping it in desolate Trout Creek cross. however it wasnt an act of nature that triggered the coincidence; it used to be a gang of outlaws trying to rescue their chief, who's being taken to pink Cliff to be hanged. As Smoke Jensen and Duff MacCallister frantically try and make their option to the scene, Matt struggles to avoid wasting the survivors, between them a stunning younger lady with a gloomy earlier, a service provider seaman grew to become rancher, and a senator along with his very unwell younger daughter. ravenous below a sour, using snow within the brutal, unforgiving Rocky Mountains, and surrounded through armed and determined outlaws, Matt nonetheless goals of creating it domestic for Christmas. yet except destiny lends a hand, not anyone will

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Ecco, questo accordo anglo-russo è l’architrave della trattativa che si è svolta segretamente, ed è anche la prospettiva più seria per l’ulteriore sviluppo del conflitto. La Russia ha un potenziale umano immenso, ed è questo che i tedeschi temono, un’ondata umana irrefrenabile sul confine orientale, e l’Inghilterra ha la più potente flotta da guerra del mondo, quantunque la Germania abbia fatto di tutto per emularla: dunque questi due fattori, collegati, prospettano una situazione di sperequazione tra i due schieramenti, a favore appunto dell’Intesa e dell’alleanza anglo-russa in particolare.

Quando si presenta dinanzi al ministro serbo, il ministro delle finanze in quel momento si trovava al posto del primo ministro Pasic, si sente rispondere: «ma è impossibile radunare immediatamente il Consiglio dei ministri al completo perché una parte dei ministri si trova in questo momento in viaggio», e l’ambasciatore austriaco risponde sarcastico: «nell’età delle ferrovie, del telegrafo e del telefono, e data la piccola estensione del regno di Serbia, la cosa non dovrebbe essere difficile». Senza aspettare risposta, si allontana e lascia la sede del governo serbo.

Questo piano, come si è detto prima, prevede un Blitz – come fu detto poi in epoca hitleriana, «la guerra lampo» – in cui la Francia cadeva in sei settimane, la mobilitazione russa sarebbe stata lenta, e la guerra sarebbe stata vinta. Ma alla base di tutto questo, di questo castello – forse di carta – c’era l’idea che l’Inghilterra restasse fuori dal conflitto. Guglielmo concepisce siffatte speranze (la neutralità inglese, la vittoria rapida), però è prudente nel fare dichiarazioni pubbliche. 38 La sua prima voce ufficiale è quella che egli fa udire a proposito dell’ultimatum austriaco; ed è una voce spesso dimenticata ma sintomatica.

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