The Privateersman

Author: Andrew Wareham
Publisher: The Electronic Book Company
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In this highly acclaimed free ebook (series introductory offer), first published in 2013, Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied onto a Caribbean-bound privateering ship, before he and crewmate Joseph, escape to America carrying the ship's booty. They thrive in the vile corruptness of New York - a town fated to be on the losing side in the Revolutionary War. Betrayed and forced to return to Britain, they seek riches in the early industrial boom. Tom relishes money, but also secretly yearns for love and social standing. His hopes rise on meeting Lady Verity, the beautiful daughter of an impoverished aristocrat. To get you acquainted with the author of this critically acclaimed series, Book One is available as a free ebook. Topics: free ebooks, English historical fiction, English historical fiction, Revolutionary War, free ebook, free historical fiction, pirates, pirate books, American history, stand-alone novels, -- Recommended for people who like the Hornblower series, books by Frederick Marryat, and finely-crafted, classical historical fiction, -- Typical online reviewer comments Although newly published, The Privateersman trumps most of the free ebooks in the classic genre that I've read Definitely one of the most memorable historical fiction free ebooks I've ever read! This may be the first book I have read non-stop since 1985." This book is an instant classic. Can't wait to read the next one. A POOR MAN AT THE GATE SERIES Book One: The Privateersman (Category: free ebooks) Book Two: Nouveau Riche Book Three: Born To Privilege Book Four: The Pain Of Privilege Book Five: Privilege Preserved Book Six: Illusions Of Change Book Seven: The Old Order Book Eight: The Wages Of Virtue Book Nine: A Parade Of Virtue Book Ten: The Vice Of Virtue Book Eleven: Projected release date, October, 2015 This highly acclaimed series is available in all major online ebook stores. Published by The Electronic Book Company - A New York Times Best-seller Listed Publisher.

The Soldier S Farewell

Author: Alan Monaghan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230763162
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Dublin, 1921. The Irish War of Independence comes to a head, in a conflict that will pit Irishman against Irishman, brother against brother . . . Stephen Ryan, an Irishman who fought for the British in the trenches, is sent to London where negotiations are beginning. He leaves behind his brother, Joe, who has been jailed for his actions in the IRA. There are those on both sides who would see the Treaty fail and Stephen soon finds himself beset by problems – a legal dispute, a blackmail attempt, even a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill. This is a story about two brothers, played out against the political and military upheavals that racked Ireland in the 1920s. The Anglo–Irish Treaty brings the war with the British to a close, but a new war is emerging and Stephen finds himself once more called upon as a soldier. Assassinations and guerrilla warfare are the backdrop to the call to arms, as both sides attempt to force a new order.

Farewell To Manzanar

Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547528612
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During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life. At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar. Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies. First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors.

A Farewell To Arms

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780684801469
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The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway’s frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto—of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized—is one of the greatest moments in literary history. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was thirty years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway.

Goodbye Darkness

Author: William Manchester
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316054631
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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms." To find out, Manchester visited those places in the Pacific where as a young Marine he fought the Japanese, and in this book examines his experiences in the line with his fellow soldiers (his "brothers"). He gives us an honest and unabashedly emotional account of his part in the war in the Pacific. "The most moving memoir of combat on WW II that I have ever read. A testimony to the fortitude of man...a gripping, haunting, book." --William L. Shirer

The Outlander Series Bundle Books 5 6 7 And 8

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 1101968486
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As their story is told on the hit Starz series, the unforgettable adventures of steadfast Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and time-traveling Englishwoman Claire Randall continue in the ongoing Outlander novels. This eBook bundle includes the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth books in the series: THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

The World Of The Shining Prince

Author: Ivan Morris
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345803914
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Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan. Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor’s court—a world deeply admired by Virginia Woolf, among others—renowned scholar of Japanese history and literature Ivan Morris explores the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the period. Offering readers detailed portrayals of the daily lives of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of the age, The World of the Shining Prince has been a cornerstone text on ancient Japan for half a century

Conqueror The Complete 5 Book Collection

Author: Conn Iggulden
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007518722
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Conn Iggulden’s No.1 bestselling series, which tells the epic story of Genghis Khan, his warrior sons, and their fight to rule an empire, now in one complete eBook for the first time.

Goodbye Columbus

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679748261
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A Radcliffe undergraduate and a Newark public library employee engage in a summer romance

Marriage And The British Army In The Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Jennine Hurl-Eamon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199681007
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This volume is the first to focus on the eighteenth-century army wives who stayed at home in Britain. Although the army tried to prohibit marriage of subalternate officers, NCOs, and privates for the entire period of the book (1685-1820), a significant minority persisted in marrying even though they were often separated by war. In contrast to histories that dismiss these couples as less loyal and loving than those who followed the drum together, it argues thatthese couples could forge just as strong a bond. In addition, wives "left behind" still took pride in performing a national service, and married men believed themselves to be better soldiers than theirbachelor brethren. This is an important contribution to the study of regimental cultures in the British army and the complex role gender played within it.