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American Literary London By Laurence Peters
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Over the centuries,scores of American writers have left the US to live for short or long periods in London. This book explores the places they lived and the locations in the city they enjoyed or were... More > inspired by. Essential reading for any Anglophile on their first or 20th trip to London.< Less
Little London on the Home Front By Elena Carroll Hinkle
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The year is 1943, and a small tourist town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains has undergone much change since the United States entered the Second World War. Colorado Springs has gained three new... More > military bases and the population has boomed. Ruth Preston, Arthur Creighton, and Ira Baumann have faced these changes and are fighting the everyday battles of the Colorado Springs home front. They are three different people living in the same wartorn city, who know well the dreams, the fears, and the sacrifices of wartime for those on American soil. Their hardships and personal battles will be magnified by the war, as they search all the while for hope.< Less
Blackmailers of London By Bernard Besserglik
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A trilogy of screenplays set in Georgian London which has become a home from home for a community of French revolutionaries, schemers, chancers, adventurers and sundry blackmailers, among them... More > Beaumarchais, the creator of Figaro, and the chevalier d'Éon, the former soldier who is tempted to resolve his political difficulties by becoming a woman. Each screenplay focuses on a single character (though several are recurrent): the master-blackmailer and general man-about-town Théveneau de Morande, the disgraced diplomat the chevalier d'Éon whose gender becomes the subject of a nationwide betting craze, and the countess Jeanne de la Motte, instigator of the Queen's Necklace affair which shook the French monarchy to its foundations. Meanwhile the political firebrand John Wilkes - Mister Liberty to his fellow citizens - is cooking up a scheme which could overthrow King George III, and the American Revolution is coming nicely to the boil.< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master,... More > Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less
Before Adam By Jack London
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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of... More > Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between early humans and protohumans. Before Adam is a remarkable and provocative tale that thrust evolution further into the public spotlight in the early twentieth century and has since become a milestone of speculative fiction. The brilliance of the book lies not only in its telling but also in its imaginative projection of a mindset for early humans. Capitalizing on his recognized ability to understand animals, Jack London paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors thought about themselves and their world.< Less
People of Destiny: Americans as I saw them at Home and Abroad By Philip Gibbs
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (1 May 1877 – 10 March... More > 1962) was an English journalist and prolific author of books who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. Two of his siblings were also writers, A. Hamilton Gibbs and Cosmo Hamilton, as was his own son, Anthony. Gibbs was a Roman Catholic.The son of a civil servant, Gibbs was born in Kensington, London, his name then being registered as Philip Amande Thomas. He received a home education and determined at an early age to develop a career as a writer. His debut article was published in 1894 in the Daily Chronicle; five years later he published the first of many books, Founders of the Empire. He was given the post of literary editor at Alfred Harmsworth's leading (and growing) tabloid format newspaper the Daily Mail. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Gibbs< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The... More > novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska, he reverts to a wild state. Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. The author John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist.< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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The Call of the Wild is a novel by American author Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in... More > high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments, fight to dominate other dogs, and survive in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts through lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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The Call of the Wild is a novel by American author Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in... More > high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments, fight to dominate other dogs, and survive in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts through lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.< Less
The Faith of Men & Other Stories By Jack London
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Tales from the Klondike. "The Faith of Men" is a short story collection originally published in 1904 and contains eight of Jack London's adventure tales, all of them set in London's... More > favorite milieu -- the Yukon Territory. "A Relic of the Pliocene" concerns a "homely, blue-eyed, freckle-faced" hunter named Thomas Stevens and his tracking and eventual killing of a prehistoric mammoth. "A Hyperborean Brew" also concerns Thomas Stevens and his schemes. "In Batard," an evil master makes a monster of an evil dog. Other stories included are "The Faith of Men," "Too Much Gold," "The One Thousand Dozen," "The Marriage of Lit-Lit," "Batard," and "The Story of Jees Uck." . About Jack London: Jack London (1876-1916), was an American author and a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction. He was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing. London was self-educated. He taught himself in the public library, mainly just by reading books.< Less

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