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Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey-Maturin, Book 15)

By Patrick O’Brian
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 000742941X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 780
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With factions on board, and multiple enemies to contend with, only the most careful navigation will save them.

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Read and download full book The feudal history of the County of Derby; (chiefly during the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries)

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 546
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The Americans experienced great social change in the decade following World War I. They were restless, often discontented, searching for the good life—the one promised to the generation who, cheered on by patriotic slogans and propaganda, enlisted to fight on European battlefields. While young writers such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald romanticized the lives of Americans in postwar Europe and the U.S., a number of women authors in the 1920s looked through a darker lens. The novels of Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Margaret Wilson, Edna Ferber, Ellen Glasgow, Dorothy Scarborough and Dawn Powell—set mainly in the 19th century—searched the past for the origins of postwar upheaval, especially with respect to the status of women. Today, a few iconic male novelists of the 1920s are synonymous with the spirit and culture of the Jazz Age. This book focuses on their female contemporaries—largely neglected by both critics and readers—who remain relevant for their exploration of timeless social and psychological themes, the battle of the sexes and its tragic consequences.

A Chance for the Newcomer

By Lisa Carter
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488071179
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 511
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She’s stirring things up… A big-city chef. A small-town single dad. And matchmakers with marriage in mind… Chef Kara Lockwood didn’t think changing a small-town diner’s menu would cause a boycott, but the locals sure do love their apple pie—especially fire chief Will MacKenzie. Kara’s not sure she and the single father can ever learn to live peacefully as neighbors. But even as they clash over pastries, local matchmakers and Will’s little boy are determined to bring their stubborn hearts together. From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Pirate Nation

By David Childs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Isbn : 1612519369
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 960
  • File Pdf: pirate-nation.pdf

Book Summary:

For all the romantic mythology surrounding the court of Queen Elizabeth I, the financial underpinning of the reign of ÔGlorianaÕ was decidedly sordid. ElizabethÕs policy of seizing foreign assets made her popular at home but drew her into a partnership with pirates who preyed on the stateÕs foes and friends alike, being rewarded or punished depending on how much of a cut the Queen received, rather than the legitimacy of their action. For this reason the rule of law at sea was arbitrary and almost non-existent. Even those, such as the Lord Admiral and the Court of Admiralty, who were tasked with policing the seas and eliminating piracy, managed their own pirate fleets. While honest merchants could rail and protest, the value to the exchequer of this dubious income was enormous, often equaling, on an annual basis, the input from all other sources such as taxation or customs dues. Moreover, the practice of piracy taught English seamen how to fight and, when the nation was at its greatest peril, in 1588, it was pirates who kept the Spanish Armada away from invading the English coast. Charles Howard, commander of the British forces, Richard Grenville, Walter Raleigh and Francis Drake, were all pirates who became Ôadmirals all for EnglandÕs sakeÕ, and were well rewarded by the Queen for their exploits. This highly original book argues that the deeply ingrained piratical and self-interested approach to naval warfare by these English captains almost allowed the Armada to succeed. A radical reassessment of Elizabethan maritime history, Pirate Nation makes this and a number of other startling revelations about the myth and the reality of Elizabethan naval policy. A highly readable work, this radical reappraisal of Elizabethan maritime practice offers provocative insights about some of the most cherished events in British history.

Sanders Family: a Thousand-Year History

By Ralph Sanders, PhD
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1524568333
  • Pages : 458
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 404
  • File Pdf: sanders-family.pdf

Book Summary:

This book chronicles thirty generations and a thousand years of Sanders (and Saunders) family evolution beginning before Englands earliest days and ending across the Atlantic in colonial Virginia and later Kentucky. Family figures are described in their own distinctive historical contexts, and an extensive genealogy focused on Old World lineage is appended. Nearly a thousand chapter notes on sources and commentaries are furnished to assist readers interested in discovering their own ancestry. This new book revises and expands our earlier edition by extending family history another five generations and two hundred years into the deep past, correcting earlier literature on this subject. For the first time, the family coat of arms is decoded to learn its message. The portrayal of family activity and circumstances before and during the American colonial period are improved, and an appendix of previously unpublished Sanders vital records for the seventeenth century is included.

Ulcerative Colitis

By Gilberto Poggioli
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 8847039770
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: ulcerative-colitis.pdf

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This book reviews the latest advances in treating ulcerative colitis. Its structure is designed to reflect the natural presentation of the disease; accordingly, it starts with the symptoms and the clinical picture, before addressing the use of radiological and endoscopic studies that are performed to make a diagnosis, and the role of the pathological examination. The book also includes detailed information on the medical treatment of the disease, written by some of the most expert gastroenterologists in the field, while also paying considerable attention to the latest medical treatments and to expected future developments. The book describes various surgical techniques for ulcerative colitis in detail, providing readers with concrete guidelines on which is the most appropriate operation to perform in any given case. It also presents extensive information on the most important operation, the formation of the IPAA (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis), together with helpful tips and tricks. A closing chapter addresses the long-term complications that can occur after a pouch formation, and what to do for each case. As such, the book offers a unique and comprehensive guide for surgeons, gastroenterologists, researchers and students alike.

Enter Pale Death

By Barbara Cleverly
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  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Isbn : 1616954094
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 799
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One morning before dawn in the stables of her country estate, Lady Truelove meets a violent death in an encounter with a dangerous horse. Classified as “death by misadventure,” this appears a gruesome accident. But Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play—a misgiving he is struggling to separate from his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, who is Lady Truelove’s widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry. Joe enlists old friend and former constable Lily Wentworth to trail James, and finds an ally in a fellow police officer familiar with the Truelove estate. But as the investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England’s most powerful families, Joe discovers how little he knows about not only the gilded lives of the moneyed, but also his relationship with Dorcas. Is Joe prepared to risk a future with the girl he loves to uncover the truth behind Lady Truelove’s death?