• Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV by Karleen Koen

    By Karleen Koen

    Louis XIV is among the best-known monarchs ever to grace the French throne. yet what used to be he like as a tender man—the guy sooner than Versailles?   After the loss of life of his top minister, Cardinal Mazarin, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps into governing France. He’s nonetheless a tender guy, yet person who, as king, willfully takes every little thing he can get—including his brother’s spouse. because the love affair among Louis and Princess Henriette burns, it units the dominion at the street towards unmistakable scandal and clash with the Vatican. each girl desires him. He needs to face what he's keen to sacrifice for love.But there are different difficulties lurking outdoors the chateau of Fontainebleau: a boy in an iron masks has been noticeable within the woods, and the king’s finance minister, Nicolas Fouquet, has confirmed to be extra robust than Louis ever thought—a guy who can make an exceptional best friend or develop into a deadly foe . . .Meticulously researched and vividly dropped at existence through the beautiful prose of Karleen Koen, earlier than Versailles dares to discover the forces that formed an iconic king and made up our minds the destiny of an empire.

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  • Combat Crew: A True Story of Flying and Fighting in World by John Comer

    By John Comer

    Strive against workforce is without doubt one of the top memoirs approximately flying ever written. John Comer vividly re-creates his stories as a top-turret gunner / flight engineer of a B-17 squadron that was once thrown opposed to the simplest pilots the Luftwaffe may perhaps supply. He was once a member of the 533rd Squadron, eighth Air strength, 1st department, 381st workforce. His strong narrative is dedicated to the boys who flew the planes, dropped the bombes, fired the weapons. Their lifestyle is terror and fatigue. Comer recorded all of it in a diary, and the reader stocks the fears of the flight team via their 25 challenge.

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  • The Testimony of Taliesin Jones by Rhidian Brook

    By Rhidian Brook

    Every little thing in Taliesin Jones's small-town existence in Wales has without notice develop into doubtful. His mom has run off together with her hairdresser. His father has taken to chatting with the partitions, yet a minimum of he is speaking, as his brother has long gone completely mute. in school, Julie Dyer blows complicated smoke jewelry at him and Hoop the psychological says there is not any God. while Taliesin attempts to discover this out needless to say nobody turns out to have the answer-no one other than Billy Evans, an outdated guy with a very good and remarkable expertise.

    "A appealing meditation on adolescence. . . . Brook's voice has been plucked from the babbling tongues of his nation and made new."(The Times, London)

    "Very upright, very ethical, very unique. . . . you will find your self seduced through the quiet energy of the Welshman's prose, the subtlety of his narrative method, with its onion-skin layers of which means, sympathy, and revelation." (Time Out)

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  • The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang Norbu

    By Jamyang Norbu

    A brand new Sherlock Holmes secret worthwhile of the grasp Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. In 1891, the British public was once horrified to profit that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a perilous fight with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls. Then, to its amazement, he reappeared years later, informing a shocked Watson, 'I traveled for 2 years in Tibet, for that reason, and amused myself through vacationing Lhasa.' not anything has been identified of these lacking years till Jamyang Norbu's discovery, in a rusting tin dispatch field in Darjeeling, of a flat packet conscientiously wrapped in waxed paper and smartly tied with stout cord. while opened the packet published Huree Chunder Mookerjee's (Kipling's Bengali secret agent and pupil) personal account of his travels with Sherlock Holmes. Now for the 1st time, we examine of Holmes's brush with the good video game and the realm of Kim. We persist with him north around the scorching and responsibility plains of India to Simla, summer time capital of the British Raj, and over the excessive passes to the great vacancy of the Tibetan plateau. within the medieval attractiveness that's Lhasa, intrigue and black treachery stalk the shadows, and Sherlock Holmes confronts his maximum problem.

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  • The Billionaire's Unlikely Bride by Helen Cooper

    By Helen Cooper

    Elle is unmarried and residing within the urban along with her ally Brittany. Brittany has a plan to have them either married off to billionaires and Elle can not help yet move along.Peter Branford is the younger billionaire that Brittany desires Elle to fall in love with yet there are a few those who don't need to work out that take place: Olivia, Peter's icy mom and Elliott Rosewood, Brittany's dad and a determine from Elle's past.This is a highly spiced romantic novel that would have readers believing in sizzling romance again.'The Billionaire's not likely Bride' is a chain of two books. this can be e-book 1. ebook 2 is now available.Helen Cooper can also be the writer of the 'A child For The Millionaire' and 'For Love or For Revenge' sequence.

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  • A Long Way to Go by Cleveland Darrell

    By Cleveland Darrell

    A good distance to head: Conversations approximately Race via African American school and Graduate Students highlights the reviews and coping concepts of college individuals and graduate scholars pursuing Ph.D.s who've effectively navigated the academy regardless of opposed environments and hurdles that reason many to prevent or go away the academy. African American scholars and school usually face difficulties akin to isolation inside of a white surroundings, the misinterpretation of self assurance as aggressiveness, and the necessity to paintings two times as tough as white friends that allows you to be taken heavily of their selected careers. This ebook will help either doctoral scholars and junior school in effectively finishing the graduate institution event and transitioning into tenure-track positions, and should be of serious curiosity to all greater schooling school and directors who needs to deal with the advanced problems with range in recruiting and maintaining graduate scholars and school.

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