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Tom Willoughby's Scouts - A Story of the War in German East Africa By Herbert Strang
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Herbert Strang was the pseudonym of two English authors, George Herbert Ely (1866–1958) and Charles James L'Estrange. They specialized in writing adventure stories for boys. Both men were staff... More > members of Oxford University Press, which published their books, giving them a patina of social status and approval for the parents of their intended audience. Their work showed a broad general debt to that of Jules Verne; Round the World in Seven Days was one of their most popular books. Ely and L'Estrange have been classified as "popular writers of imperial fiction". Tom Willouby's Scouts is a classic example of an adventurous historical war novel. It provides a romanticized but historically accurate picture of colonial warfare in Africa.< Less
Love and Glory - memorial edition By F. R. Chaffin
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A grand romance and historic adventure set to the backdrop of World War II. Meet the ace, PJ Wheeler, a wealthy, womanizing grandson of a powerful U.S. Senator, who chooses the perils of fighter... More > pilot combat over the safety his grandfather’s influence could have assured him; the navigator, Joe Beauman, a rugged, romantic farm boy turned hardened B-17 navigator; the war correspondent, Janice Courtenay, sought-after beauty and accomplished journalist; the spy, Melissa Sullivan, exotic singer and courtesan informant; and the passionate Marie Saint-Claire, who risks everything in her support of the French Resistance. Experience the tawdriness of a Cairo brothel; the terror of the crew in the fuselage of a flak-riddled B-17 bomber; and the thrill of P38 vs Messerscmidtt dogfights. Love and Glory is fiction, infused with very real tales that only a World War II combat veteran — remembering all the exquisite detail of wartime America and the North African Campaign — could tell.< Less
Viking Saga By Mark Coakley
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VIKING SAGA is a pulse-pounding literary historical thriller, set in 793 AD, when Norway was ruled by many small kingdoms and folk still worshipped the old gods. Halfdan the Black -- a young fighter... More > and beer-soaked poet, with a Norse father and African mother -- vows revenge for the killing of his king. Halfdan's fate leads him through actual historical events, such as the raid on England's Lindisfarne nunnery and the first Norse contacts with Christianity. This spare, cunningly ironic novel is set against a brutal backdrop of life in the "Dark Ages", and features violent action, a unique love-story, odd twists, cool humour, primitive poems and more. Well-researched and fast-moving, VIKING SAGA follows Halfdan the Black as he battles, boozes and rhymes his way to revenge, love, wisdom ... and becoming Norway's first king.< Less
Viking Saga By Mark Coakley
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Viking Saga is a pulse-pounding literary historical thriller, set in 793 AD, when Norway was ruled by many small kingdoms and folk still worshipped the old gods. Halfdan the Black -- a young fighter... More > and beer-soaked poet, with a Norse father and African mother -- vows revenge for the killing of his king. Halfdan's fate leads him through actual historical events, such as the raid on England's Lindisfarne nunnery and the first Norse contacts with Christianity. This spare, cunningly ironic novel is set against a brutal backdrop of life in the "Dark Ages", and features violent action, a unique love-story, odd twists, cool humour, primitive poems and more. Well-researched and fast-moving, Viking Saga follows Halfdan the Black as he battles, boozes and rhymes his way to revenge, love, wisdom ... and becoming the first king of a unified Norway.< Less
Daddy Doesn't Want To Dance Anymore By Christopher Bennett
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This is a book composed to shed some light on the two worlds that are currently at war within the African American Conmmunity. A war that is wage between the highly educated and the less sophisicated... More > African American. Who's right or who's wrong is not the question, for both sides raises valid points in the defense to justify its existance. Instead the question is how can the two come together to ensure a possibility of survival as one. This is a compelling fictional story that takes its reader on a historical journey through the judical, educational, and political disparities that has played a profound impact in the destruction of the African American family. This story touches upon the importances of family structure no matter whether it's inside or outside of the home by emphazing the dire need of having both parents being actively involved during the crucial early stages of their childrens' development.< Less
Nada the Lily By H. Rider (Henry Rider) Haggard
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Nada the Lily is an historical novel by English writer H. Rider Haggard, published in 1892. It is said to be inspired by Haggard's time in South Africa (1875–1882).The novel tells the tale of... More > the hero Umslopogaas, the illegitimate son of the great Zulu king and general Chaka, and his love for "the most beautiful of Zulu women", Nada the Lily. Nada the Lily is unusual for a Victorian novel in that its entire cast of characters is South African and black. Chaka was a real king of the Zulus but Umslopogaas was invented by Haggard and also features in Allan Quatermain. It was illustrated by Charles H. M. Kerr. There is some anecdotal evidence that Umslopogaas might have been based on an actual person, although not as described in the book. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nada_the_Lily Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Tales from the Veld By Ernest Glanville
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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: Ernest Glanville (born 5 May 1855 in Wynberg—died 6... More > September 1925 in Rondebosch) was a South African author, known especially for his short stories which are widely read and taught in South Africa. He also wrote seventeen historical novels.Glanville was educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown from January 1869 to May 1871. His schooling was interrupted when he and his father transported the first printing press from Grahamstown to Griqualand West by ox wagon in 1870 and began publishing a newspaper in Kimberley. In addition to his literary works, he worked in journalism for the Cape Argus and other newspapers, and collaborated with Dr MacGowan on the 1905 Jubilee Hymn. He was married to Emma Priscilla Powell, with whom he had two children—Thomas and Ada. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Glanville< Less
Eddie and the Hot Cocoa Hot Rod By Valerie Williams-Sanchez
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Eddie’s a city kid whose obsession with cars and race car driving gets in the way of his studies, particularly his math studies. But, when a substitute teacher, who affectionately goes by the... More > moniker “Mr. Math,” arrives with a similar love of hot cocoa and sports cars, young Eddie decides to give math one last try. Featuring the newest in the Cocoa Kids Collection© cast of multicultural characters, including “Auntie” who we first met in Isaiah and the Chocolate Mountain©, and her son, “Eddie,” this second work of fiction pulls readers deeper into the Cocoa Kids’ sweet, chocolate-sprinkled world. With illustrations from returning artist Brooklyn Russell, the book includes a nod to current and historic Black race car drivers, like F1 racing phenom Lewis Hamilton (#44), and Wendell Scott, the first Black race car driver inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. All of whom are winners and among Eddie’s real life inspirations to never give up.< Less
About Cats By Nicolae Sfetcu
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The cat, also called the domestic cat or house cat, is a small feline carnivorous mammal of the subspecies Felis silvestris catus. Its most immediate pre-domestication ancestor is the African wild... More > cat, Felis silvestris lybica. The cat has been living in close association with humans for at least 3,500 years; the Ancient Egyptians routinely used cats to keep mice and other rodents (mostly rats) away from their grain (and also believed that cats were sacred to the goddess Bastet). The history of the domestic cat may stretch back even further, as 8,000-year-old bones of humans and cats were found buried together on the island of Cyprus. A guide for the cat lovers about the cat behavior, cat attractants, cat breeds, cat health and food, type of cats, cats as pets, fictional cats, films about cats, historical cats. A book full with pictures of the most important cat breeds, tips and advice for cat behavior. cat diseases and how to take care of the cats.< Less

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