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The Lion's Skin

By Raphael Sabatini
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  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Isbn : 0755152875
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 947
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Justine Caryle is the perfect English gentleman, except for the fact that he is the illegitimate son of the Earl of Ostermore and the Earl’s true heir is determined to destroy his reputation. Enemies for years, Caryll and Lord Ostermore come face to face once in a battle of revenge, jealousy and greed.

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  • Publisher : Golden Text
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  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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  • Pages : 224
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Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica. Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context Includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an appendix of the Olympian gods and their Akkadian counterparts

The Man in the Arena

By Theodore Roosevelt
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Isbn : 0765391775
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 362
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Book Summary:

The first compilation of selections from the major works of Teddy Roosevelt since the resurgence in his popularity due to the major award-winning/bestselling biographies by Edmond Morris and H. W. Brands By the time he was twenty-five the future president of the United States was already a published author. From The Naval War of 1812 through his four-volume Winning of the West, Teddy Roosevelt proved himself a master historian...but one must not make the mistake of labeling him a stodgy academic. The future president was also a great outdoorsman, with such works as Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail and African Game Trails capturing his rough and ready lifestyle. Theodore Roosevelt was part Francis Parkman, part Lowell Thomas, and one hundred percent spirit of America and master of the printed page. The Man in the Arena collects self-contained excerpts from some of his greatest works, including such revealing memoirs as The Rough Riders, the Autobiography, and Through the Brazilian Wilderness, in an effort to capture the many aspects of a great American who was indeed larger than life and his own best "Boswell." "This collection of his writings gives credence to Henry Adams's assertion that Roosevelt was "pure Act": there was, it seems, no subject (or foe) he was afraid to tackle. " - Publishers Weekly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Aspects of Colonial Tanzania History

By E.Y. Mbogoni
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Isbn : 9987082440
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 638
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Book Summary:

Aspects of Colonial Tanzanian History is a collection of essays that examines the lives and experiences of both colonizers and the colonized during colonial rule in what is today known as Tanzania. Dr. Mbogoni examines a range of topics hitherto unexplored by scholars of Tanzania history, namely: excessive alcohol consumption (the sundowners); adultery and violence among the colonial officials; attitudes to inter-racial sexual liaisons especially between Europeans and Africans; game-poaching; European settler vigilantism; radio broadcasting; film production and the nature of Arab slavery in Zanzibar. A particularly noteworthy case related to European vigilantism is examined: the trial of Oldus Elishira, a Maasai, for the murder of a European settler farmer in 1955. The victim, Harold M. Stuchbery, was speared to death when he attempted to arrest a group of Maasai young men who were passing through his farm. The event highlighted the differences in the concepts of justice held by Maasai and the imported justice systems from the colonizers. It also raised vexing questions about the colonial judges acquittal of Oldus Elishira, while the Maasai who should have been satisfied with that decision decided to take it upon themselves to mete out an appropriate punishment to Elshira instead of total acquittal, and to compensate Mrs. Stuchbery for the death of her husband by giving her a number of heads of cattle.

The Mick and Marie Story

By M. G. Marzen
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  • Publisher : PublishAmerica
  • Isbn : 1629077011
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 733
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Book Summary:

The Mick and Marie Story is an action-packed adventure story with mountain climbing, cliff dancing, hang gliding, boating and murder with a constitutional, save-freedom-of-speech twist. Our heroes, Mickey Swift and Marie Sweet, team up as photographer and reporter to get a story about a phony animal rescue shelter operating under a government tax exemption grant. Marie got the story lead from the director of the California FBI Office. Paul Du Pree, Marie’s spurned ex, fed her the info in an attempt to win back her affections. Paul was bound and determined to control her life with the story leads he knew she needed. Unbeknownst to Mick, he was standing in Paul’s way. The animal shelter was privately guarded and well hidden behind Cal Con Labs and a national forest. Cal Con Labs was in itself a clandestine operation. They were in the process of formulating synthetic drugs and testing them on teen runaways and child laborers in an experimental confined study. While investigating, they run into some crazed CEO’s who have a passion for slaughtering caged wild animals for their own amusement. Dangers multiply swiftly when Marie is caught off guard while snooping around. Mick becomes emotionally distraught at the thought of losing his lover and mate while his animal instincts take control of his body and mind. Mick’s instincts and the fresh mountain air weren’t the only things affecting him. He also discovers a spring in the forest he labeled Hummingbird Valley, but even in the Garden of Eden there were unknown dangers.

Nature Of The Lion

By T.m. Clark
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Isbn : 1489260897
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 812
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Book Summary:

An all-new vivid, action-packed adventure across the African landscape in the tradition of Tony Park and Wilbur Smith, from Australian thriller writer, T.M. Clark. Hiding from the law, they never expected to be caught in the crosshairs of a hunter… After relocating to South Africa on the heels of scandal five years ago, Chloe and her invalid father, Mike, once wealthy Zimbabwean landowners, now have little. Away at university, Chloe has had to rely on her father's best friend Enoch and his son Xo to watch over Mike. When a violent confrontation puts Chloe in danger, Enoch steps in to help – with inadvertent fatal results. With increasing pressure from a right–wing group on the police to charge Enoch, this mismatched family have no choice but to flee back to Zimbabwe. But crossing the border will be dangerous and near impossible with their route taking them amid warring dissident armies and landmines, and their every footstep is stalked by a shadowy ring of hunters – whose trophies are taken from more than animals... Only with help from Nick, formerly a soldier under Mike's command, now a professional game ranger, will the fugitives have a chance of making it home. But Nick has long struggled to come to terms with his fellow soldiers' choices before their unit was abandoned. Will his past demons put them all at risk?

Where Satan Rules

By Prabhav Bhagat
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9388414411
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 286
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Book Summary:

Before my time too, there have been cases of a ghost writing a journal to tell the truth about his life ... Mike Carterson is hounded by death. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour, his parents are killed-along with thousands of other Americans. Mike and his friend Alex Gutherburg land up in an orphanage, from which they run away to try to cross the mighty Pacific in a small boat. When death looms again, they are saved by the SS Atlantic of the US Navy. Their fun life on board, however, is suddenly interrupted when their ship is given a strange assignment: to investigate the mysterious disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. Mike and Alex are tormented by strange premonitions of the doom that awaits them in the Bermuda Triangle but the captain of the ship pays no heed to their warnings. And as the SS Atlantic enters the 'Devil's Triangle', they begin to encounter forces never imagined which spell doom not only for them but for all of humanity ... What are the chilling secrets that the Bermuda Triangle hides? Will Mike and Alex survive in the realm where Satan rules?

Praise of Folly

By Erasmus
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  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Isbn : 0714546208
  • Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 393
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Book Summary:

The goddess Folly gives a speech, praising herself and explaining how much humanity benefits from her services, from politicians to philosophers, aristocrats, schoolteachers, poets, lawyers, theologians, monarchs and the clergy. At the same time, her discourse provides a satire of Erasmus's world, poking fun at false pedantry and the aberrations of Christianity. Woven throughout her monologue, a thread of irony calls into question the goddess's own words, in which ambiguities, allusions and interpretations collide in a way that makes Praise of Folly enduringly fascinating.