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In Styria, we, though by no means magnificent people, inhabit a castle, or schloss. A small income, in that part of the world, goes a great way. Eight or nine hundred a year does wonders. Scantily... More > enough ours would have answered among wealthy people at home. My father is English, and I bear an English name, although I never saw England. But here, in this lonely and primitive place, where everything is so marvelously cheap, I really don't see how ever so much more money would at all materially add to our comforts, or even luxuries. My father was in the Austrian service, and retired upon a pension and his patrimony, and purchased this feudal residence, and the small estate on which it stands, a bargain. Nothing can be more picturesque or solitary. It stands on a slight eminence in a forest. The road, very old and narrow, passes in front of its drawbridge, never raised in my time, and its moat, stocked with perch, and sailed over by many swans, and floating on its surface white fleets of water lilies.< Less
With Drake on the Spanish Main By Herbert Strang
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The romancer, in choosing as the setting for a tale the period of a man who looms large in history, finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. He cannot place his fictional near his historical hero... More > without either dwarfing the former until the young reader ceases to find him interesting, or robbing the latter of some of the glamour with which history invests him. In the following pages I have tried to meet the difficulty by making Francis Drake the presiding genius of the story. The deeds of Dennis Hazelrig are akin to those of Drake; the same spirit of adventure dominates them: and when, in the course of the story, the real and the fictitious personages meet, it is, I trust, without loss of dignity to either. It was 1572 when Drake, at the age of twenty-seven, sailed out of Plymouth on the Nombre de Dios expedition that brought him into fame. He led a Lilliputian fleet: the "Pascha" and the "Swan", a hundred tons between them, with seventy-three men, all ranks and ratings, aboard of them.< Less
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When an enigmatic stranger asks private investigator and self-proclaimed realist Birk Dillinger for help protecting a woman’s life, the woman’s disappearance impels Dillinger on what at... More > first seems like a straight-forward murder case of a prostitute called Maria but devolves into a search for a woman who might not have been a prostitute at all. Facts are scant and not only does the identity of the victim remain a mystery, so does what happened to her since there is neither a corpse nor anyone willing to confirm the victim’s whereabouts. Despite Birk’s efforts, a man who calls himself D faults Birk for doing nothing to save Maria, while also leaving him packages containing body parts. Suspecting that the man who hired him was also the murderer, Birk struggles in vain to prove it, but facts are fleeting; and the more Birk involves himself in the case the more the answers elude him. Confusion snowballs until it feels like no one is what they claim to be and everyone is lying.< Less
The Lion of Barossa By Peter Craigie
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This novel takes forward the story of the young American Charles George MacPherson and his friends Thomas and Mary Graham. After the Gordon Riots in London Charles travels with his friends to... More > Portugal and Spain before returning to America, where he finds wealth and unexpected, but fleeting, happiness. He is then summoned to France where Mary Graham is seriously ill. After her death the two friends are caught up in the horrors of the French revolutionary Terror and Thomas decides to take a hand in the war by raising his own regiment. Thomas and Charles then take part in Moore’s terrible retreat to Corunna over the high Spanish mountains in mid-winter. Eventually overcoming official opposition, Thomas at last achieves a permanent commission and at Barossa becomes a hero in his own right. He is appointed second-in-command to Wellington, is awarded a knighthood and then a peerage, taking the title of Lord Lynedoch, after the home which he and Mary planned together but in which they never lived.< Less
The Diary of a U-boat Commander With an Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Etienne By Stephen, Sir King-Hall
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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: William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall (21 January... More > 1893 – 2 June 1966) was a British naval officer, writer, politician and playwright.The son of Admiral Sir George Fowler King-Hall and Olga Felicia Ker; theirs was an artistic Naval family, King-Hall's sisters Magdalen and Lou also being writers. He married Kathleen Amelia Spencer (died 14 August 1950), daughter of Francis Spencer, on 15 April 1919 and they had three children, Ann, Frances Susan and Jane.He was educated at Lausanne in Switzerland and at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1918, with the Grand Fleet, serving on HMS Southampton and 11th Submarine Flotilla. He gained the rank of Commander in the service of the Royal Navy in 1928, before resigning in 1929. Excerpt from:< Less
Echoes in the Blue By C. George Muller
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An Eco-thriller from a New Zealand wildlife biologist and award-winning novelist… Ignoring a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan sends its whaling fleet deep into the Antarctic to... More > kill whales under the guise of ‘scientific research’. Thrust into this volatile situation is Richard Major, an unlikely hero accompanying a whale research expedition. On the High Seas he must confront a terrifying adversary – a ruthless fishing industrialist who would wipe out entire species to satisfy an insatiable lust for money and power. From the windswept Southern Ocean to the opulence of corporate Japan, the battle has many fronts. Mirroring a real-life tragedy looming in our own lifetime, this is a haunting exploration of mankind’s continual conflict with nature, and the heroism of those who would risk everything to defend a future threatened forever. Based on fact. Donation from every book goes to save the whales! Find out more at:< Less
Sabotage At Yankee Station By James Oliver
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It’s 1972. The Vietnam War is presumed to be ending as President Nixon attempts to keep his campaign promise. War protests in the US are filtering into the US Navy’s 7th Fleet stationed... More > off the coast of Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin at Yankee Station. Accidents are mounting on board the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, accidents that are appearing all too frequently for the ship’s captain. LTJG John Harmon has just been assigned to the USS Ranger with orders from Admiral Zumwalt to stop the ‘accidents’ and find the culprit before operation Linebacker II begins. LTJG John Harmon is a third generation US Naval Officer. His father served with Admiral Zumwalt before joining ONI and helped to steer John toward the newly formed NIS. John must go undercover as an engineering officer aboard the aircraft carrier. Along the way, John finds friendship, romance, conflict and mystery as he tries to unravel this case of seemingly serial sabotage from Washington, D.C. to the Philippines to the Gulf of Tonkin.< Less
Acadia : Or, a Month With the Blue Noses (Illustrated) By Frederic S. Cozzens
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“A word in regard to the two Acadian portraits. These are literal ambrotypes, to which Sarony has added a few touches of his artistic crayon. It may interest the reader to know that these are... More > the first, the only likenesses of the real Evangelines of Acadia. The women of Chezzetcook appear at day-break in the city of Halifax, and as soon as the sun is up vanish like the dew. They have usually a basket of fresh eggs, a brace or two of worsted socks, a bottle of fir-balsam to sell. These comprise their simple commerce. When the market-bell rings you find them not. To catch such fleeting phantoms, and to transfer them to the frontispiece of a book published here, is like painting the burnished wings of a humming-bird. A friend, however, undertook the task. He rose before the sun, he bought eggs, worsted socks, and fir-balsam of the Acadians. By constant attentions he became acquainted with a pair of Acadian women, niece and aunt. Then he proposed the matter to them.”< Less
Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review - Summer Solstice 2013 By BellaOnline The Voice of Women
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The Summer Solstice is a time of light, of strength, of warmth, and of celebration. Our artwork celebrates the beauty of summer. Orchids burst in a cascade of pink and ivory. Macro photography... More > reminds us that rainbows come in all shapes and sizes. Drifting seeds provide a glimpse into the fleeting beauty which makes a moment magical. Poetry creates scenes of lyrical wonder. We relax while fishing by warm mud and cottonwood. A roseated sea sprays bursts of pastel foam amid jaded greenery. Fiction stories draw us into fresh visions of the world. A man valiantly seeks out chocolate for his lover in after-hours France. A woman moves back to her home town and ponders the changes life brings. Non-Fiction opens windows into the lives of those around us. A sister struggles to cope with a brother who faces challenges. A daughter becomes the parent for her aging father. Pour a glass of cool water, stretch out on the shady hammock, and enjoy all the issue has to offer!< Less
The Spy in Black By Mary C. Dorris
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The Spy in Black (US: U-Boat 29) is a 1939 British film, and the first collaboration between the British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They were brought together by Alexander... More > Korda to make the World War I spy thriller by Joseph Storer Clouston into a film. Powell and Pressburger eventually made over 20 films during the course of their partnership.The Spy in Black stars Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw and features Marius Goring.Captain Hardt (Conrad Veidt), a World War I German U-boat commander, is ordered to lead a mission to attack the British Fleet at Scapa Flow. He sneaks ashore on the Orkney Islands to meet his contact, Frau Tiel (Valerie Hobson). Tiel has taken over the identity of local schoolteacher, Anne Burnett (June Duprez), who had been kidnapped by German agents. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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