The Book of Bastards

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Author: Brian Thornton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440507380

Category: Humor

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Move over, Benedict Arnold . . . Oh to be sure, America's first traitor is one of the 101 bastards you will find in this one-of-a-kind account of bad guys in Washington. But compared to some of the gross misconduct in this frighteningly funny history book, well, let's just say he's in good company. This page-turner of a potboiler reveals all the dirtiest little secrets readers never learned in history class. From illegitimate children (we thought Grover Cleveland was too boring to have sex) and illicit trysts (Warren G. Harding in the White House phone booth with his secretary) to turncoats (make up your own mind about Daniel Ellsberg) and traitors (General Wilkinson, aka a Spanish secret agent), you will discover all the dirt worth dishing since the founding of Jamestown. The Book of Bastards - because what you don't know about the history of our great nation can make you laugh and cry!
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The True Bastards

Advance praise for The True Bastards "[An] action-packed sequel . . . the story is filled with relentless action and powered by a cast of adeptly developed and emotionally appealing characters. . .

Author: Jonathan French

Publisher: Lot Lands

ISBN: 0525572481

Category: Fiction

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Half orc. All badass. A female chieftain in a brutal wasteland society fights to take what is hers in an action-packed, foul-mouthed fantasy adventure from the author of The Grey Bastards ("Nonstop action, though not for faint hearts."--The Wall Street Journal). Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the proud leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half-orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she became chief, the Lots have tested her strength to the breaking point. The Bastards are scattered, desperate, their ranks weakened by a mysterious famine, their fortress reduced to smoldering slag. And their troubles are only growing. A pack of ravening beasts circles their camp, while grasping human nobles hatch a plan that will shift the balance of power in the Lots. Fetch and her comrades are still standing defiant--they're Bastards, after all--but even the toughest half-orc can take only so much; and Fetch knows they're on the verge of ruin. As she strives to lead her hoof to safety and unravel the plots set against them, Fetching must journey through forbidden elven lands, overcome long-standing hatreds, battle a monstrous wizard of terrifying power--and, worst of all, delve into the dark truths of her own existence. She's no stranger to fighting the world, but on this journey, sharp steel and a strong hog won't be enough. To survive these trials, she'll have to defy not just her foes but the very nature of the Lots. The True Bastards is the sweeping, ambitious second entry in the Lot Lands series, an irresistibly thrilling, gritty, foul-mouthed adventure that deepens, expands--and again upends--the Bastards' unforgettable world. Advance praise for The True Bastards "[An] action-packed sequel . . . the story is filled with relentless action and powered by a cast of adeptly developed and emotionally appealing characters. . . . Fans will be overjoyed not only with the return of some beloved characters, but also with the novel's conclusion, which sets up the storyline for a much larger adventure to come. Imagine an outlaw biker gang of half-orcs riding giant war pigs and you've captured this saga's gloriously dirty soul."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy

Collects essays that look at J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" through a philosophical approach.

Author: Keith Dromm

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812698008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Collects essays that look at J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" through a philosophical approach.
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The Free Bastards

Brimming with all the epic battles, surprising sorcery, and fiendish twists a Bastards fan could wish for, alongside unforgettable moments for characters old and new, The Free Bastards builds a new future for the Lots--even as it gives our ...

Author: Jonathan French

Publisher: Lot Lands

ISBN: 0593156684

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The long-awaited war has come in the sweeping conclusion to the Lot Lands trilogy--another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasy. The long-awaited war has come in the sweeping conclusion to the Lot Lands trilogy--another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasy.
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City of Bastards

Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made.

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 1484767632

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate-a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible . . . and treasonous. But Tilla can't-won't-let it go. And the deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. How is the West beating the supposedly invincible Lightspire mages in battle? Is it connected to the shadowy cult wreaking havoc in Lightspire? Nothing is as it seems in the glorious capital, and Tilla's presence might just be the spark that sets the Kingdom aflame.
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Royal Bastards

This book - split into four sections: Tudor, Stuart, Henoverian and, perhaps most fascinating, Royal Loose Ends - is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective ...

Author: Peter Beauclerk-Dewar

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752473161

Category: History

Page: 288

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Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowedged at court and founded dynasties of their own - several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the twentieth century this trend for royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probably, has not been officially recognised. This book - split into four sections: Tudor, Stuart, Henoverian and, perhaps most fascinating, Royal Loose Ends - is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children.
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Stubborn Bastards Triton s Pack 8

In the end, it may not be the vampires who are out to kill them that Billy and Wilson need to be more concerned about if they want to leave together alive. Marcy Jacks is a Siren-exclusive author.

Author: Marcy Jacks

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 9781642439939

Category: Fiction

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[Siren Publishing Everlasting Classic ManLove: Alternative, Suspense, Contemporary, Paranormal, Shape-shifters, Vampires, Werewolves, MM, HEA] Billy has had enough of werewolves and their shit, especially when it comes to his mate. Billy is an elite vampire warrior, if his mate is going to head out on a trip to his old boss' house to rescue some omegas, then Billy is damn well going to go with him. Wilson barely gets along with his mate. In fact, they hate each other. That doesn't mean Wilson wants anything happening to his idiot vampire lover. When they’re caught together, they'll need to work together. Interestingly enough, Wilson likes seeing his mate kick ass, and sneaking in a quickie in a vampire mansion is hot as hell. Who knew they would finally start to bond and maybe even, gasp, like each other in the heat of battle? In the end, it may not be the vampires who are out to kill them that Billy and Wilson need to be more concerned about if they want to leave together alive. Marcy Jacks is a Siren-exclusive author.
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The True Bastards

Advance praise for The True Bastards “[An] action-packed sequel . . . the story is filled with relentless action and powered by a cast of adeptly developed and emotionally appealing characters. . .

Author: Jonathan French

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780525572497

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Half orc. All badass. A female chieftain in a brutal wasteland society fights to take what is hers in an action-packed, foul-mouthed fantasy adventure from the author of The Grey Bastards (“Nonstop action, though not for faint hearts.”—The Wall Street Journal). Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the proud leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half-orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she became chief, the Lots have tested her strength to the breaking point. The Bastards are scattered, desperate, their ranks weakened by a mysterious famine, their fortress reduced to smoldering slag. And their troubles are only growing. A pack of ravening beasts circles their camp, while grasping human nobles hatch a plan that will shift the balance of power in the Lots. Fetch and her comrades are still standing defiant—they’re Bastards, after all—but even the toughest half-orc can take only so much; and Fetch knows they’re on the verge of ruin. As she strives to lead her hoof to safety and unravel the plots set against them, Fetching must journey through forbidden elven lands, overcome long-standing hatreds, battle a monstrous wizard of terrifying power—and, worst of all, delve into the dark truths of her own existence. She’s no stranger to fighting the world, but on this journey, sharp steel and a strong hog won’t be enough. To survive these trials, she’ll have to defy not just her foes but the very nature of the Lots. The True Bastards is the sweeping, ambitious second entry in the Lot Lands series, an irresistibly thrilling, gritty, foul-mouthed adventure that deepens, expands—and again upends—the Bastards’ unforgettable world. Advance praise for The True Bastards “[An] action-packed sequel . . . the story is filled with relentless action and powered by a cast of adeptly developed and emotionally appealing characters. . . . Fans will be overjoyed not only with the return of some beloved characters, but also with the novel's conclusion, which sets up the storyline for a much larger adventure to come. Imagine an outlaw biker gang of half-orcs riding giant war pigs and you've captured this saga's gloriously dirty soul.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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The Pointless Bastards Book Of Quizzical Jism

Introduction The Pointless bastards have been single handedly re-inventing the pub quiz since March 2011. On a drunken night out we agreed to host a pub ...

Author: David Duckworth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326752491

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A collection of the first two years worth of pub quizzes from The Pointless Bastards. A range of questions from hard to easy, and some told in our own style.
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The Grey Bastards

Praise for The Grey Bastards “Saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel.”—Daily Mail (UK) “Non-stop action, though not for faint hearts . . . the Grey ...

Author: Jonathan French

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780525572466

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“[A] fantasy masterwork . . . a dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Jackal and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, but the Grey Bastards are Jackal’s sworn brothers, fighting at his side in a land where there’s no room for softness. And once Jackal’s in charge—as soon as he can unseat the Bastards’ tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder—there’s a few things they’ll do different. Better. Or at least, that’s the plan. Until the fallout from a deadly showdown makes Jackal start investigating the Lot Lands for himself. Soon, he’s wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards’ place in it. In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike—along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they’d give even the heartiest Bastard pause. Finally, Jackal must ride to confront a threat that’s lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can—or should--survive. Delivered with a generous wink to Sons of Anarchy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, The Grey Bastards is a grimy, pulpy, masterpiece—and a raunchy, swaggering, cunningly clever adventure that’s like nothing you’ve read before. Praise for The Grey Bastards “Saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel.”—Daily Mail (UK) “Non-stop action, though not for faint hearts . . . the Grey Bastards live up to their name in all respects.”—The Wall Street Journal
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The Rat Bastards Book 4

... of Lieutenant Hatakeyma, and the aristocratic young officer gazed into the bloodshot eyes of the former hobo, who knew every dirty trick in the book.

Author: Len Levinson

Publisher: PREMIER DIGITAL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781937624736

Category: Fiction

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Hell's Choir of Killers!The quiet of the jungle is shattered by a single command. The air fills with voices of death. A Texas cattle call. An Apache war whoop. A piercing scream of bloody blue murder. And a killing chorus of zinging hot lead. A mighty green wave surges up the hill. The Rat Bastards are on the rampage, and what the enemy began, they are about to finish...The Rat Bastards.
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The Rat Bastards Book 9

... to throw the book at you, you son of a bitch! You're under arrest as of right now!” Among the Japanese soldiers on the mountain facing the Twenty-third ...

Author: Len Levinson

Publisher: PREMIER DIGITAL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781937624781

Category: Fiction

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Death is in their blood!The enemy wants them dead. Their own side wants them to shape up. They're the Rat Bastards. They steal. Lie. Kill. And they never respect the rules. The stuntman. The Indian. The gangster. The bum. The most awesomely effective fighting team in the history of man-to-man mayhem. And now they're all that stands between the Japs and their plan to retake the bloody Pacific island of Bougainville.The Rat Bastards.
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The Rat Bastards Book 3

He believed in going by the book at all times. He was not the type who backed down to threats. Now he was more determined than ever to put Sergeant Bannon ...

Author: Len Levinson

Publisher: PREMIER DIGITAL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781937624729

Category: Fiction

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If war is hell, these guys would hate heaven!When you want to win a battle, you get real men. When you want to win a war, you get The Rat Bastards. When they're not fighting among themselves, they're tearing raw, living chunks out of the enemy. Nothing not death lurking in the jungle, not the wrath of a raging river can stop the killer squad they call...The Rat Bastards.
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Jesus Christ and the Bastards of the Universe 1 5 1 6

The events of this book take place between number1 and number2. Jesus meets Allah for the first time.

Author: kaxblastard

Publisher: kaxblastard

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 25

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The events of this book take place between number1 and number2. Jesus meets Allah for the first time.
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Daring and the Duke

New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees.

Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062691996

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees. Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in plain sight as queen of London’s darkest corners. Grace has a sharp mind and a powerful right hook and has never met an enemy she could not best...until the man she once loved returns. Single-minded and ruthless, Ewan, Duke of Marwick, has spent a decade searching for the woman he never stopped loving. A long-ago gamble may have lost her forever, but Ewan will go to any lengths to win Grace back…and make her his duchess. Reconciliation is the last thing Grace desires. Unable to forgive the past, she vows to take her revenge. But revenge requires keeping Ewan close, and soon her enemy seems to be something else altogether—something she can’t resist, even as he threatens the world she's built, the life she's claimed…and the heart she swore he'd never steal again.
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The Mammoth Book of Hard Bastards

bastards, including a regular citizen caught up in a lifethreatening situation ... This book is made up of previously published articles and book chapters, ...

Author: Robin Barratt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849017596

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

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They know who they are and what they're capable of - cross them at your peril. No real hard bastard needs to brag or bully; most are modest, thoughtful and quiet. They have nothing to prove, as opposed to wannabe tough guys, who may pump themselves full of steroids or devote themselves to the study of a martial art, but can they handle themselves during an aggressive confrontation? It is the real hard bastard's absolute willingness to fight literally anyone, his ability to be uncompromisingly violent, his complete lack of fear, and unwillingness to admit defeat that makes him stand out in a crowd. A real hard bastard exudes an unmistakable air of confidence and authority. The full list of Hard Men is: Geoff Thompson (Former British nightclub bouncer and world-famous martial artist. Now a BAFTA-award-winning writer); Thomas Silverstein (America's most dangerous prisoner); Arthur White (Once one of London's most notorious debt collectors. Now reformed and a Christian); Tom Taylor (A former US Presidential bodyguard); Don Murfet (Minder to the rock band Led Zeppelin); Charlie Bronson (Britain's most violent prisoner - also an artist and writer); Gary Alexander (Full-contact fighting champion of North America); Roy Shaw (British bare-knuckle fighting champion; Ali vs Tyson; Hard Bastards: what exactly are they?; Noel 'Razor' Smith (Former British gangster serving multiple life sentences); Street Kings & Bare-Knuckle Fighters (the toughest of them all); Mike Tyson (Boxer); The Krays (Britain's most infamous gangsters); Dave 'Boy' Green (British boxer); Luciano Leggio (Sicilian gangster); Bob Honiball (Martial arts expert currently training Eastern European special forces); Peter Rollack aka 'Pistol Pete' (New York City gang member); Gregory Peter John Smith (Australian bandit); John Brawn (Ireland's hardest man, martial artist and bouncer); William Coss (Just a regular US citizen put in an extreme situation); Mickey Francis (Manchester's most notorious football thug and gangster, now a professional wrestler); Jake LaMotta (Boxer); Vladimir Bogomolov (Soviet bodyguard); Big Joe Egan (Probably the hardest white man on the planet); Dennis Martin (Doorman, bodyguard and Liverpool's hardest man).
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King of the Bastards

Part sword and sorcery, part extreme horror, King of the Bastards is wild adventure across seas, beaches, and mountains full of horrifying monstrosities, dark magic, and demonic entities.

Author: Brian Keene

Publisher: Apex Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Part sword and sorcery, part extreme horror, King of the Bastards is wild adventure across seas, beaches, and mountains full of horrifying monstrosities, dark magic, and demonic entities. Rogan has been many things in his life as an adventurer — a barbarian, a thief, a buccaneer, a rogue, a lover, a reaver, and most recently, a king. Now, this prehistoric bane of wizards and tyrants finds himself without a kingdom, lost in a terrifying new world, and fighting for his life against pirates, zombies, and the demonic entity known as Meeble. And even if he defeats his foes, Rogan must still find a way to return home, regain his throne, save his loved ones, and remind everyone why he's the KING OF THE BASTARDS. ================== Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to Rogan's saga in THRONE OF THE BASTARDS! Now available for order.
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The Little Book Of Bastards

The Little Book Of Bastards, A Field Guide contains comic drawings.

Author: Tyson McLeod

Publisher:

ISBN: 1951776313

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The Little Book Of Bastards, A Field Guide contains comic drawings. It is a compendium and reference to the common or garden variety of bastards. Or, those bastards most likely to be encountered by the lay person in village, field and farm.
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