Download Shadows of Valor by Elsie Park PDF

By Elsie Park

Something darkish stirs in the peaceable partitions of the filthy rich city of Graywall, whatever in simple terms the mysterious vigilante referred to as The Shadow can triumph over. Torn among a feeling of justice and a hope for revenge, The Shadow is the nobleman Sir Calan, who needs to use his talents to help the Lord of Graywall.

When Sir Calan is distributed to seek down smugglers who've run rampant after the levying of a harsh tax by means of King Edward, he learns of a plot opposed to the simply ruler of town, Lord Shaufton. To thwart this plot, Calan enters a pseudo courtship with Shaufton's daughter lower than the guise of Sir Calan, at the same time he wrestles with feelings stirred via the stunning Elsbeth, Lord Shaufton's niece. Elsbeth could be the merely one who can heal Calan's bothered soul, yet she has secrets and techniques of her own.

Rife with deceit, greed, and betrayal, Shadow of Valor is a undying story of honor, love, and redemption. 

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Download Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart PDF

By Thad Carhart

Born in 1805 at the Lewis and Clark day trip, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau is the son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. he's raised either as William Clark’s ward in St. Louis and by way of his mom and dad one of the villages of the Mandan tribe at the some distance northern reaches of the Missouri river. In 1823 eighteen-year-old Baptiste is invited to move the Atlantic with the younger Duke Paul of Württemberg, whom he meets at the frontier. in the course of their travels all through Europe, Paul introduces Baptiste to an international he by no means imagined, and Baptiste eventually faces a call: even if to stick in Europe or go back to the wilds of North the USA. As we stick to this younger guy on his exciting sojourn, this striking novel resonates with the richness of 3 detailed cultures, languages, and customs.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download A Fugitive in Walden Woods (The American Novels) by Norman Lock PDF

By Norman Lock

“A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that detailed magic of constructing Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods appear clean and unbelievable and helpful instantaneously. Norman Lock tells the tale of Samuel lengthy, an escaped slave who encounters Thoreau, with perception and a few welcome humor. it is a sufferer and perceptive novel, a excitement to learn while it grapples with matters that impact the USA to this day.” —Victor LaValle, writer of The Ballad of Black Tom and The Changeling

“Portraying the worrying mental aftershock no longer of battle yet of slavery offers a powerful and intricate narrative of latest hardships confronted by means of escaped slave Samuel lengthy in Norman Lock’s daring and enlightening novel A Fugitive in Walden Woods. It’s an incredible novel that creates a bright social context for the masterpieces of such writers as Thoreau, Emerson, and Hawthorne and likewise deals worthwhile insights approximately our present awake and subconscious racism.” —Sena Jeter Naslund, writer of Ahab’s Wife and The Fountain of St. James court docket; or, Portrait of the Artist as an previous Woman

Samuel lengthy escapes slavery in Virginia, touring the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods the place he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd Garrison, and different transcendentalists and abolitionists. whereas lengthy will adventure his coming-of-age at Walden Pond, his hosts will obtain a lesson in human dignity, culminating in a climactic act of civil disobedience.

Against this ancient backdrop, Norman Lock’s strong narrative examines matters that proceed to divide the us: racism, privilege, and what it capacity to be loose in the US.

Norman Lock is the writer of, such a lot lately, the quick tale assortment Love one of the Particles, and 3 prior books within the American Novels sequence: The Boy in His Winter, a reenvisioning of Mark Twain’s vintage The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, American Meteor, an homage to Walt Whitman and William Henry Jackson, and The Port-Wine Stain, an homage to Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas Dent Mütter. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, the place he's at paintings at the subsequent books of the yank Novels series.

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Download The Chesapeake Command (The Continuing of Rory Dunbrody, CSN by Les Eldridge PDF

By Les Eldridge

The Chesapeake Command reveals shipwreck, Indian raids and the specter of warfare with nice Britain confronting US military officials, one Irish, one black, at the eve of the Civil warfare. Rory Dunbrody and Tobias St. John, sea officials and most sensible buddies, are thrust into armed war of words with the Royal military over ownership of distant San Juan Island. in simple terms deft international relations averts a taking pictures battle. those associates from the bottom social orders of the day conquer the situation in their ethnicities through exemplary carrier within the elite US Coast Survey, the best cartographic association on the earth. Then, those comrades are separated via the Civil conflict. Rory, now a accomplice army lieutenant, and Tobias, a Union crusing grasp, fight to take care of their friendship as they conflict the enemy and each other in New Orleans, Chesapeake Bay and the Carolina coasts.

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Download Before We Set Sail by Chika Ezeanya PDF

By Chika Ezeanya

Out of 250 manuscripts submitted by way of African writers around the globe, the manuscript "Before We Set Sail" was once considered one of six shortlisted for the inaugural Penguin Publishers Award for African Writing.

Before We Set Sail is a gripping account of the adventure of 11 12 months previous Olaudah Equiano as a slave boy in the deep interiors of West Africa in 1755 - fifty six. Written through 'himself' as a freed slave resident in London in 1796, the narrative specializes in the exciting adventures Olaudah encountered through the time he used to be enslaved in West Africa ahead of being bought to British slave merchants.

The e-book is gifted as a sequel to the easiest promoting first-ever slave autobiography, The attention-grabbing Narrative of Olaudah Equiano: Written by means of Himself.

Before We Set Sail weaves an enthralling story of break out and resale from one African slave grasp to a different, giving a captivating and witty account of the Africa of 1755, from the double issues of view of an unlettered African boy and a literate British grownup, in a manner that excites the reader's curiosity.
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Download Bayou St. John by Arthur Pindle PDF

By Arthur Pindle

Set in 1825, Bayou St. John is a unique approximately fascinating fugitives with a master/slave courting who break out to begin new lives in New Orleans. After a sequence of adventures and issues, they eventually develop into freed from their pursuers.

The middle of the tale occurs on the lodge now owned through one of many fugitives, Jacques, a tender French aristocrat who used to be often called count number Mathieu. In France, the count number received a duel with pistols to the demise and fled to the US to make a brand new begin. Lucas, a tender slave bought to a plantation proprietor, finally ends up killing the overseer. He makes an attempt to flee from the dock in Charleston, the place he encounters Jacques, who claims the younger slave as his personal, names him Pierre, and jointly they board a boat to New Orleans.

More fascinating characters input the scene … a stunning girl named Yvette Osborne and her brother Henry. Love, mayhem, deception, betrayal and voodoo quickly stick to, making Bayou St. John a riveting novel with compelling twists. and certainly a ebook with an edge!

About the Author:
Author Arthur Pindle is a philosophy professor who moved to New Orleans for a number of years to get to grasp it in detail to write down this publication. He’s written a screenplay and is operating on his subsequent novel. He presently is living in Atlanta.

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Download Incredible Cowboy Stories: Amazing Tales of Western Danger by Lindsey Breuer-Barnes PDF

By Lindsey Breuer-Barnes

The fires of America?s fascination with the Wild West are stoked during this new compilation of the simplest and most enjoyable cowboy tales available in the market. sit down round a campfire and sign up for authors like Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain as they flesh out the Wild West that they knew in detail. For a few of these writers, the West was once a spot of desires, for others, of nightmares, yet for us, they signify the liberty and enjoyment of a lawless land.

Boasting a various set of authors and views, this selection of tales guarantees each reader gets a nuanced and whole feel of what the lifetime of a cowboy was once like. each one tale and writer inspires a distinct point of what it fairly intended to reside within the previous Wild West. a few stories depict dramatic standoffs and moments of final chance, whereas others brilliantly seize exciting adventures, the immensity of the Wild West, and the natural delight and pleasure of being a cowboy.

Incredible Cowboy Stories, dropped at lifestyles through greater than 3 dozen colour illustrations, is a must-have for a person who has ever dreamt of the new deserts of Texas, the frigid chilly of the Rocky Mountain peaks, or the broad and wild variety of the outdated West.

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Download Benedict Arnold: Legacy Lost (A Ghost's Story) by Will Martin PDF

By Will Martin

inside of this paintings of ancient fiction, the writer describes Arnold’s struggles with George Washington, in addition to family and friends, to take away the stain of treason from his identify. because the tale unfolds, it turns into transparent that Arnold didn't act on my own in his treasonous act. And it used to be none except George Washington who, in his fight for strength and impact throughout the formation of a brand new Nation’s govt, stored the key approximately Arnold’s actual factors from surfacing.

As one of many thousands of american citizens who has puzzled approximately Benedict Arnold’s activities, and one that has spent approximately 10 years learning the fellow and the truths in the back of the purported “facts,” the writer has written Benedict Arnold – Legacy misplaced (A Ghost's tale) to solid this arguable American determine in a brand new gentle.

Although a few readers may perhaps locate the novel’s portrayal of Arnold’s innocence complicated; many others will locate its plotline interesting. in spite of everything, each reader could be result in ask: What if?

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Download Grant's Indian by Peter Johnson PDF

By Peter Johnson

Appomattox, 1865. A clock slowly ticks, and the scratch of a pen is the loudest sound in addition to Lee and Grant’s small speak. historical past has a joker up its sleeve, the 1st of many in Grant’s Indian, because the scribe copying the give up spills the ink and blots the paper. “Parker, you’ll need to do this,” he says, and a Seneca Indian steps in and copies all of the letters in an immense, around hand. in accordance with the genuine lifetime of Ely Parker, the Indian, Grant’s Indian pivots at Appomattox, then loops again to Parker’s adventures as an Indian boy in upstate big apple, his adolescence as tribal translator and diplomat in Washington and his profession as a U.S. engineer, which results in his assembly “Useless” Ulysses supply in a barroom brawl in Galena, Illinois. After Appomattox, Parker travels with the western Sioux, marries a white woman part his age, turns into commissioner of Indian affairs, resigns in shame, makes and loses a fortune on Wall road and spends his final two decades as a clerk within the long island urban Police Department.
Parker is an American Indian changing into an American, donning “Janus mask, one taking a look inward and one outward, one ahead and one again, the 2 sometimes catching a mutual glimpse and staring like an ape at its personal reflection.” His quest will get him into all kinds of difficulty, together with his comic-opera marriage ceremony, which he misses as soon as through getting inebriated and throwing himself into the Potomac. He dons successive careers, eventually succeeding inwardly (while his outer luck fades) via his younger wife’s urging him to not be an Indian or a white, “Just be a man!”
Parker’s trip follows the grand sweep of the nineteenth century:
• From Dolley Madison to Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt;
• From the Mexican struggle to the Civil warfare to Custer and loopy Horse;
• From the wooded area Seneca to the western Sioux to Mohawk iron staff at the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Download The Exile Breed by Charles Egan PDF

By Charles Egan

the tale of the Irish Famine diaspora.

'The Exile Breed' is a narrative of the Irish Famine in eire, Canada, England and the USA.

The Famine intensified in 1847. Many left, yet starvation and fever them. hundreds of thousands died within the Irish ghettoes of Liverpool, Manchester and London. Many extra died within the ships at the Atlantic, within the emigrant hospitals of Quebec and Montreal, within the forests and alongside the back-roads of Canada, and within the slums of recent York and different American cities.

Those who survived went directly to construct new lives within the lands of the Irish Diaspora.

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