War Cry

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: HarperLuxe
ISBN: 9780062644176
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The saga of the legendary Courtney family continues in this fourteenth installment in Wilbur Smith’s bestselling series—the sequel to 2009’s Assegai—a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great War’s end to the dark days of World War II. As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife’s death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya. In the 1920s, the continent of Africa is a dangerous place. As Leon attempts to navigate the murky political waters of this most exquisitely beautiful and wildest of lands, his daughter grows into an independent and headstrong young woman bound for a far different life in Britain, as a student at Oxford. But over the course of more than two decades, spies, traitors, and adventurers will dog their every step. As the fitful years of peace lead to the outbreak of the Second World War—involving Africa once more—Leon and Saffron must fight for their survival . . . and that of their illustrious family. Wilbur Smith masterfully captures the tensions that will spark a war across continents—and the uncertainty and hopes of a father and daughter caught in its grips—in this engrossing novel that delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that have made him a living legend.

Courtney S War

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499861338
Size: 13.16 MB
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The brand new Courtney Series novel, and the much-anticipated sequel to the global bestseller WAR CRY Paris, 1939 - Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day. Meanwhile Saffron - recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent to occupied Belgium to discover how the Nazis have infiltrated SOE's network - soon finds herself being hunted by Germany's most ruthless spymaster. Confronted by evil beyond their worst imaginings, the lovers must each make the hardest choice of all: sacrifice themselves, or do whatever they can to survive, hoping that one day they will be reunited. Courtney's War is an epic story of courage, betrayal and undying love that takes the reader to the very heart of a world at war.

Genreflecting A Guide To Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Author: Diana Tixier Herald
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440858489
Size: 73.87 MB
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Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

A Sparrow Falls

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult
ISBN: 9780333902172
Size: 80.81 MB
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Mark Anders returns from World War I to his native South Africa to find his grandfather has been murdered and his land confiscated. General Sean Courtney regards Mark as a son yet it is his own son who is implicated in the crime.

The Sound Of Thunder

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429997652
Size: 53.42 MB
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The Sound of Thunder, a Courtney Family Adventure by Wilbur Smith The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army--and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords. Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland--and into the sights of his enemy's guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn't. As Sean's loyalties--to nation, man, and blood--are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....

The Golden Lion

Author: Wilbur Smith
ISBN: 9780732298241
Size: 54.32 MB
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Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult
ISBN: 9780333637715
Size: 76.55 MB
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Monsoon, part of Wilbur Smith's bestselling The Courtneys series, is a story of anger and passion, of peace and war. Action, romance and adventure shape a family's destiny as they contest a prize beyond any of their dreams . . . It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty Honourable East India Trading Company suffers catastrophic losses from pirates of the high seas. After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Hal Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage -- a death or glory mission in the name of the Empire and the Crown. But Hal must also think about the fate of his four sons. All are very different from each other. Each will have a crucial part to play in shaping the Courtneys' destiny. Separated by the winds of hazard, adventure will rule their future - just as passion will forge their lives . . . Wilbur Smith carries all the powerful drama and rich emotions of a bygone time into his action-packed tale of the sea. Monsoon is a masterpiece from the world's greatest storyteller.

World Historical Fiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560665
Size: 80.67 MB
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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Cry Wolf

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429957540
Size: 74.68 MB
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Cry Wolf by Wilbur Smith The year is 1935, shortly before World War II. The "Wolf of Rome", Italy's army under Mussolini, is poised to invade Ethiopia, whose army is not only ill-equipped, but also severely outnumbered. Desperate to save his troubled land, Emperor Haile Selassie enlists American Jake Barton and Englishman Gareth Swales, two risk-takers who both share a taste for danger and the thrill of adventure. The mission seems simple: Deliver four ancient refurbished armored cars and Vicky Camberwell, an American journalist, in exchange for a hefty weight of gold. But soon Jake and Gareth realize that this is just the beginning of a long, harrowing journey that will take them from the sea to the scorching deserts of Africa to the peaks of its treacherous mountains, where a dramatic struggle to stay alive awaits them...

Cry For War The Story Of Suzan And Michael Carson

Author: Richard D. Reynolds
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 9781439270493
Size: 71.99 MB
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Welcome to the terrifying, tormented world of Michael and Suzan Carson, American killers who created their own brand of Islamic Jihad and roamed the California highways in the 1980s, executing "witches." At the top of their list was President Ronald Wilson Reagan who, according to their ghastly cult, bore the mark of the Beast - 666. While in prison awaiting trial for the murder of a young woman, the Carsons spilled their story to journalist Ric Reynolds, who became so involved with the killers that he feared for his own sanity. They stalked his nightmares, and he began carrying an earring of the woman they murdered as a talisman for protection. Even worse, he discovered the supposedly lucid interviews he had conducted, turned to gibberish when replayed. The San Francisco Chronicle called Cry For War "riveting" and lovers of true crime will be mesmerized. An anti-love story of two twisted souls, Cry for War is as shocking as it is entertaining.