Flight of the Fugitives

Flight of the Fugitives Author
ISBN-10 1556614667
Year 1994
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Bethany House Pub
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After coming to China to work as a missionary in the early 1930s, Gladys Aylward adopts several orphans and tries to save nearly a hundred more during the war between China and Japan.

Fugitives

Fugitives Author Aubrey Flegg
ISBN-10 9781847173812
Year 2013-03-20
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher The O'Brien Press
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A story of tension, danger and conquest. When young Con disappears, the others must find him – and quickly. His father Hugh O’Neill, the great Ulster chieftain, is about to depart, forever. The Irish have lost at the Battle of Kinsale, and now there is nothing left for them in their own land. Hugh’s son is in great danger – and he doesn’t even know it! What would the English do to him if they caught him? Especially now as his father may be gathering another foreign army to threaten their own conquest of Ireland? Can his cousin and friends, Fion, Sinead and James, find him? Will their hunt across wild landscapes, through dense woodlands and over high mountains, chased by English soldiers and adventurers, and occasionally guided by the mysterious ‘Haystacks’, take them to the boy? Will they manage to get him to Lough Swilly in time for the escape boat to France? The Great Hugh O’Neill is waiting anxiously ... Based on true facts from the 1600s.

The Fugitives

The Fugitives Author R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN-10
Year 2016-07-30
Pages
Language en
Publisher VM eBooks
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PREFACE. It is almost allowable, I think, to say that this is a true story, for fiction has only been introduced for the purpose of piecing together and making a symmetrical whole of a number of most interesting facts in regard to Madagascar and the terrible persecutions that took place there in the early part and middle of the present century. I have ventured to modify time and place somewhat, as well as to mix my characters and their deeds a little, in order to suit the conditions of my tale; but in doing so I have striven to avoid exaggeration and to produce a true picture of the state of affairs, at the period treated of, in what may be styled one of the most interesting and progressive islands of the world.

Surviving the French Revolution

Surviving the French Revolution Author Bette W. Oliver
ISBN-10 9780739174425
Year 2013-06-10
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books
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The unleashing of the French Revolution in 1789 resulted in the acceleration of time coupled with an inability to predict what might happen next. As unprecedented events outpaced the days, those caught up in the whirlwind had little time to make judicious decisions about which course of action to follow. The lack of reliable information and delays in communication between Paris and the provinces only exacerbated the situation. Consequently, some fled into exile in Europe and the United States, while others remained to take advantage of new opportunities provided by the revolutionary government. Between 1789 and 1794, the government moved from a position of hopeful cooperation to one of desperate measures instigated during the Terror of 1793–1794. As a result, those French citizens who had fled early in the revolution, including many aristocrats and the king's brothers, as well as the artist Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun, could not return until many years later, while those who had remained, such as Vigée-LeBrun’s husband, the art dealer Jean-Baptiste Pierre LeBrun, as well as the artist Jacques-Louis David, the writers Sébastien Chamfort and André Chénier, and expelled Girondin deputies, chose survival strategies that they hoped would be successful. For all those concerned, timing was key to survival, and those who lived found that they had crossed a bridge between the Ancien Régime and the beginning of the modern world. It would not be possible to grasp the full import of the period between 1789 and 1795 until time had decelerated to a more reasonable level after the fall of Robespierre in 1794. Yet few could have then imagined that almost one hundred years would pass before a stable French republic would be established.

OZ Legendary Collection

OZ  Legendary Collection Author L. Frank Baum
ISBN-10 9788868820237
Year 2014-01-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lettere Animate Editore
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The Legendary Collection of the wonderful world of OZ. The Six essential books: - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The Marvelous Land of Oz - Ozma of Oz - Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz - The Road to Oz - The Emerald City of Oz Full edition!

The Marvelous Land of Oz

The Marvelous Land of Oz Author L. Frank Baum
ISBN-10 9780486121413
Year 2012-09-19
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Second Oz book; Scarecrow and Tin Woodman are back with hero named Tip. 120 black-and-white, 16 full-color illustrations.

A History of the Papacy During the Period of the Reformation

A History of the Papacy During the Period of the Reformation Author Mandell Creighton
ISBN-10 9781108041072
Year 2011-12-01
Pages 580
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This five-volume work by Mandell Creighton (1843-1901) was first published between 1882 and 1894. Volume 2 (1882) focuses on the Council of Basle (1431-49) and its struggle with Eugenius IV over the crucial issue of papal authority as against both conciliar rule and the secular powers of Europe.

Flight of a White Dinosaur

Flight of a White Dinosaur Author James Edward Harris
ISBN-10 9781465366993
Year 2011-11-16
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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What I see happening in America and Virginia is much like a dam on a river, maybe even the James River, which I have come to love even after many official trips along the river chasing juvenile escapees. I cut my teeth while hunting on small streams and rivers, such as the Bush, Briery, and Buffalo Rivers in Prince Edward County, and the Tongue Quarter and Willis Rivers in Buckingham County. All of these are secondary or primary tributaries to the James River, so the way I see it my destiny was to work down to a mighty river that easily gets out of its banks (figuratively speaking) with one type of corruption after another. I saw it as my mission to plunge myself into the river (or the irregularities) and now to report to you on what I learned. When the river’s temperature is within certain ranges, and the water flow is smooth and unencumbered, everyone is happy and “at one” with the mighty James. Domestic tranquility in our Constitution is what we strive for, but unfortunately our country and the Commonwealth of Virginia have gone off the deep end with cherished principles; I am not alone—there are many who are disenfranchised because they see “deadbeats” of various types on the public dole and our citizens not undergoing a common struggle

What Every American Should Know About American History

What Every American Should Know About American History Author Alan Alelrod
ISBN-10 1598694286
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Adams Media
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Covers the most critical events from U.S. history in a small, easy-to-read package First two editions have sold more than 200,000 copies Features 25 all-new events since the second edition. Readers no longer have to go through lengthy historical volumes filled with forgettable names, facts, and figures to be informed about American history. What Every American Should Know about American History, 3rd Edition, offers a digestible view on the most critical events in U.S. history. This completely updated version of the history classic contains 25 new historical events, including: 9/11 Hurricane Katrina The gasoline crisis Passage of Patriot Act The Enron scandal With What Every American Should Know about American History, 3rd Edition, Dr. Axelrod and Charles Phillips offer a fun and easy way to become knowledgeable about the basic history of the United States. AUTHOR: Alan Axelrod, Ph.D. (Atlanta, GA), is the author of a number of books, including The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders, Profiles in Audacity, 1001 Events That Made America, and Portraits of the Civil War. He has taught at Lake Forest College and Furman University. Charles Phillips (Rochester, NY) is the coauthor of Portraits of the Civil War and The Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties and Alliances. He has taught at the University of Iowa.

The Fugitives

The Fugitives Author Christopher Sorrentino
ISBN-10 9781476795751
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In their growing involvement with one another, each becomes a pawn in the other's game. As we weave among these characters, learning about their lives and motivations, and uncovering the conflicts and contradictions between their stories, we realize that the storyteller is not the only one with secrets to conceal that all three are fugitives of one kind or another. All the Sorrentino touches that have thrilled admirers are here: sparkling dialogue, satirical wit, attention to the details of everyday life, dizzyingly inventive prose but it is the deeply imagined interior lives of its all too human main characters that set this novel apart. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller.

Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII

Letters and Papers  Foreign and Domestic  of the Reign of Henry VIII Author J. S. Brewer
ISBN-10 9781108063111
Year 2015-03-19
Pages 1010
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Published between 1862 and 1932, and reissued here in multiple parts, this monumental calendar of documents remains an essential starting point for the serious study of Tudor history. An experienced editor of historical texts, John Sherren Brewer (1809-79) had no prior training in the history of the period, yet he brought to the project the necessary industriousness and an impeccable command of Latin. Four volumes appeared before his death, whereupon James Gairdner (1828-1912), his former assistant, took up the editorial reins. Continuing Brewer's method of ordering chronologically all available documents from 1509 to 1547, and reproducing some passages while paraphrasing or omitting others, Gairdner brought the project to its conclusion, aided himself by R. H. Brodie (1859-1943) in preparing the later volumes. Part 1 of Volume 3 (1867) covers the period from January 1519 to June 1521.