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The Heritage of the Desert: A Novel By W. Crispin (William Crispin) Sheppard
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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: Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was... More > an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.Pearl Zane Grey was born January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as "pearl gray". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zane_Grey< Less
A Tale of Two Tunnels: A Romance of the Western Waters By William Clark Russell
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William Clark Russell was an English writer best known for his nautical novels. At the age of 13 Russell joined the Merchant Navy, serving for eight years. The hardships of life at sea permanently... More > damaged his health, but provided him with material for a career as a writer. He wrote short stories, press articles, historical essays, biographies and a book of verse, but was best known for his novels, most of which were about life at sea. He maintained a parallel career as a journalist, principally as a columnist on nautical subjects for The Daily Telegraph. Russell campaigned for better conditions for merchant seamen, and his work influenced reforms passed by Parliament to prevent unscrupulous ship-owners from exploiting their crews. His influence in this respect was acknowledged by the future King George V. Among Russell's other contemporary admirers were Herman Melville and Algernon Swinburne.< Less
Tokyo Zero: A Novel By Marc HORNE
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It’s the turn of the millennium and a young westerner arrives in Tokyo to join a cult and bring on the end of the world. But whose world? Visit the Tokyo that lies beneath the... More > surface: the city of petty gangsters, slumming millionaires, drunkards, ­fanatics and bizarre messiahs.< Less
Tokyo Zero: A Novel By Marc HORNE
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It’s the turn of the millennium and a young westerner arrives in Tokyo to join a cult and bring on the end of the world. But whose world? Visit the Tokyo that lies beneath the... More > surface: the city of petty gangsters, slumming millionaires, drunkards, ­fanatics and bizarre messiahs.< Less
The Broken Gate: A Novel By Emerson Hough
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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: Emerson Hough (1857–1923) was an American author best known... More > for writing western stories and historical novels.Hough was born in Newton, Iowa on June 28, 1857. He was in Newton High School's first graduating class of three in 1875. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1880 and later studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1882. His first article, "Far From The Madding Crowd," was published in Forest and Stream in 1882.He moved to White Oaks, New Mexico, practiced law there, and wrote for the White Oaks newspaper Golden Era for a year and a half, returning to Iowa when his mother was ill. He later wrote Story of the Outlaw, A Study of the Western Desperado, which included profiles of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson_Hough< Less
The Golden Ass ( Classic Novel) By Apuleius
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In this ancient picaresque adventure, Lucius, an insatiably curious young man, finds himself transformed into a donkey after his fascination with black magic and witchcraft goes awry. While trapped... More > in his new body, he becomes the property of thieves, farmers, cooks, soldiers, and priests, and observes the hypocrisy and ineptitude of Imperial Roman society. The Golden Ass is considered the only novel to survive the Roman period, and the earliest novel to survive complete in the Western literary tradition. It is brimming with slapstick humor and sexual escapades, and foreshadows later works by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Cervantes, and Chaucer, upon whom it was a direct influence.< Less
Detective Fiction: The Novel By Niama Leslie Williams, Ph.D.
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Is the drop-dead gorgeous psychiatrist in love or is some other far more nefarious plot afoot The Journey pulls us in and leaves us wondering. Told she was schizophrenic at 19, it takes a trip to... More > an unexpected homeland for the real truth to sink in: she is not crazy, but psychic. Raised by a degreed registered nurse and thus devoted to Western medicine, the hardest person to convince is herself, but by the end of Detective Fiction, the game between her self, her spiritual helpers, and the doppelganger who refuses to leave her alone becomes cold, calculating, and a clear risk to her survival.< Less
Missouri Waltz: A novel of 1917 By Richard Dunk
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Set during the Great War, Bob Danby, home from the front line, is posted back to England in order to train as an air gunner with the Royal Flying Corps. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful... More > young widow, Emma Cummins. Their turbulent affair struggles to survive misunderstandings, jealousy and the terrible perils that Bob has to face. The story moves from the backstreets of Gillingham in Kent, to London’s theatre land and to deadly aerial combat high up over the trenches of the Western Front. Will their relationship survive the pressures that the war has created and can he return unscathed from the dangers of war flying? Will there be a happy ending as Bob and Emma face the perils and turmoil of 1917?< Less
DETECTIVE FICTION: THE NOVEL By Niama Leslie Williams, Ph.D.
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Is the drop-dead gorgeous psychiatrist in love or is some other far more nefarious plot afoot? The Journey pulls us in and leaves us wondering. Told she was schizophrenic at 19, it takes a trip to... More > an unexpected homeland for the real truth to sink in: she is not crazy, but psychic. Raised by a degreed registered nurse and thus devoted to Western medicine, the hardest person to convince is herself, but by the end of Detective Fiction, the game between her self, her spiritual helpers, and the doppelganger who refuses to leave her alone becomes cold, calculating, and a clear risk to her survival.< Less
Quick Guide: All Quiet On the Western Front By College Guide World
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The novel was first published in November and December 1928 in the German newspaper Vossische Zeitung and in book form in late January 1929. The book and its sequel, The Road Back, were among the... More > books banned and burned in Nazi Germany. It sold 2.5 million copies in twenty-five languages in its first eighteen months in print. In 1930, the book was adapted as an Oscar-winning film of the same name, directed by Lewis Milestone.< Less

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