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A Matter of Honor

By Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429954020
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world. Within days, Adam's lover is brutally murdered and he's running for his life through the great cities of Europe, pursued not only by the KGB, but by the CIA and his own countrymen as well. Their common intent is to kill him before the truth comes out. While powerful men in smoke-filled rooms plot ever more ingenious means of destroying him, Adam finds himself betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear. When at last he comes to understand what he is in possession of, he's even more determined to protect it, for it's more than a matter of life and death-it's a matter of honor. BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED: 1st chapter of Jeffrey Archer's newest novel SINS OF THE FATHER, coming May 2012. SINS OF THE FATHER: On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. On landing in America, however, Bradshaw quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting him in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

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An Unabridged Explanation of America to Europeans and of Americans to themselves “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”-Alexis de Tocqueville Both Volumes of Democracy in America with annotations included in this eBook In the two volumes of Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Tocqueville talks about the democratic revolution that had been occurring over the past seven hundred years and applies his insights to the United States in 1835. Democracy in America is essential reading for every American and is required reading in many high school and college courses. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The German Wall

By Marc Silberman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230118577
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : History
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: the-german-wall.pdf

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This interdisciplinary volume addresses the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall, from the revitalizing effect it had on Germany to the new challenges of integrating socially and politically old and new minorities, and forming a new European identity. It also considers how the fall was represented by the media.

Statesmanship and Progressive Reform: An Assessment of Herbert Croly’s Abraham Lincoln

By J. Alvis,J. Jividen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137362286
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 305
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A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 book, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic.

It Had to Be You

By Irene Hannon
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488097380
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 815
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Fall in love with this classic romance from three time RITA winner Irene Hannon Once upon a time, sensible Maggie Fitzgerald was a starry-eyed romantic. She’d loved Jake West from their first trembling teenage kiss, when he’d vowed to make her his wife. And she’d built her future on Jake’s broad shoulders, never imagining another ending. But Jake left town, and Maggie made a life for herself and two orphaned nieces without him. Until Jake miraculously happens upon her remote inn, ardent to make amends…and finally claim Maggie as his. She’s never forgotten Jake. But should Maggie dare to believe, at long last, in happily-ever-after? Originally published in 1999

Gypsy Council

By Nicholas C. Eliopoulos
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781465330369
  • Total of Pages : 499
  • Category : History
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: gypsy-council.pdf

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Gypsy society, for millennia traditionally nomadic, and having a tightly knit social structure with a most natural communication system, was convulsively rocked in the years following World War One as they were taking to settle in American cities. A handful of certain gifted, but dedicated and God-fearing individuals among them, rose to save their people from destruction, from certain dangerously power hungry aspiring dictators. As a cultural dictum, There can be no Gypsy of fame, so these saving heroes were allowed to fade away, never to be remembered, and never to be deified, as true Gypsies incognito to history, only the Lord being their Judge.

The Politics of Leverage in International Relations

By H. Friman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137439335
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 501
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This unique volume unpacks the concept and practice of naming and shaming by examining how governments, NGOs and international organisations attempt to change the behaviour of targeted actors through public exposure of violations of normative standards and legal commitments.

The Astonishing General

By Wesley B. Turner
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781459700079
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 675
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Winner of the 2011 OHS Donald Grant Creighton Award This book is about Major General Sir Isaac Brock (1769 - October 13, 1812). It tells of his life, his career and legacy, particularly in the Canadas, and of the context within which he lived. One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 on both the United States and Canadian sides was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock who in some ways was the most unlikely of heroes. For one thing, he was admired by his American foes almost as much as by his own people. Even more striking is how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero and one revered far and wide. Wesley B. Turner finds this outcome astonishing and approaches the subject from that point of view.

The Nine of Hearts

By Benjamin Farjeon
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040545940
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 255
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Read and download full book The Nine of Hearts

Where's Skeeter, Mommy?

By James Fairchild
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469120218
  • Total of Pages : 407
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: where-s-skeeter-mommy.pdf

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"This manuscript is nothing short of incredible . . . an amazing story of abuse and survival. While heart-wrenching, we were left inspired. Elizabeth Collins, CEO Gardenia Press, Milwaukee Wisconsin, whose editors read a total of "5" times. The novel is about a couple that cant come to terms with their own childhood problems when she becomes a volunteer child advocate. The manuscript explores life in the Los Angeles area during the 1980s and 1990s with its population growth, religious dynamics, brutal homicides, and publicized pre-school child perversion as a struggling, upward mobile, middle income couple try to cope with a world they never realized existed. She dives headfirst into volunteer child advocacy. He remains distant bent upon developing his executive career. And then the criminals come into focus and change everything for both dramatic, up-scale literary fiction based upon real events. James Fairchilds -"Wheres Skeeter, Mommy?(The Child Advocate)" is a fast-paced, nitty gritty must-read for anyone interested in the welfare of children.

The Essays

By Francis Bacon
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 398677274X
  • Total of Pages : 555
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: the-essays.pdf

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The Essays Francis Bacon - Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed was the first published book by the philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon. The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic.