The Soldier's Scoundrel


Author: Cat Sebastian
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062642480
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A scoundrel who lives in the shadows Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be. A soldier untarnished by vice After the chaos of war, Oliver Rivington craves the safe predictability of a gentleman's life-one that doesn't include sparring with a ne'er-do-well who flouts the law at every turn. But Jack tempts Oliver like no other man has before. Soon his yearning for the unapologetic criminal is only matched by Jack's pleasure in watching his genteel polish crumble every time they're together. Two men only meant for each other

Begegnung um Mitternacht


Author: KJ Charles
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736302223
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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England 1904: Vor zwei Jahren raubte ein schreckliches Unglück Captain Archie Curtis seine Zukunft beim Militär. War es ein Unfall oder Sabotage? Fest entschlossen, die Hintergründe aufzudecken, nimmt er eine Einladung auf ein abgelegenes Anwesen an. Ebenfalls zu Gast ist Daniel da Silva - dekadent, exotisch und kultiviert. Der Poet verkörpert alles, was der geradlinige Offizier fürchtet, und übt doch eine ungeahnte Anziehungskraft auf Curtis aus. Und während die elegante Fassade der Gesellschaft zu bröckeln beginnt und darunter Verrat, Erpressung und Mord zum Vorschein kommen, stellt Curtis fest, dass er den faszinierenden Daniel braucht wie keinen Menschen zuvor ...

Die Klingen der Rose - Ein unwiderstehlicher Schurke


Author: Zoë Archer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802589947
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die junge Witwe London Harcourt begleitet ihren Vater auf einer Reise zu den griechischen Inseln. Dabei trifft sie auf den attraktiven Bennett Day, der unerwartete Gefühle in ihr weckt. Was sie nicht weiß: Ihr Vater will die Macht der Magie unter seine Gewalt bringen, und Bennett ist der Einzige, der das verhindern kann.

The Trial of William Wemms, James Hartegan, William McCauley, ... Soldiers in His Majesty's 29th Regiment of Foot, for the Murder of Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, ... on ... the 5th of March, 1770. At the Superior Court of Judicature, ... Held at Boston, the 27th Day of November, 1770, ...


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 216
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Der gute Herr Jesus und der Schurke Christus

Roman
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596188697
Category:
Page: 230
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Bel-Ami


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384307447X
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
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Guy de Maupassant: Bel-Ami Erstdruck 1885. Hier in der Übersetzung von Georg von Ompteda. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015, 2. Auflage. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Monsieur Louis Pascal, 1891. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Last Refuge of Scoundrels

A Revolutionary Novel
Author: Paul Lussier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 075952100X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Early critical acclaim from Pulitzer Prize-winning scholars and best-selling authors Studs Terkel, Jonathan Kozol, Robert Coles, Howard Zinn, John Ferling and Winston Groom: "Last Refuge of Scoundrels" is the bottom-up story of the American Revolution brought to life vividly, compellingly, suggestively. It's a story that gives America its past in a manner worthy of comparison to Tolstoy's effort to understand and render history and does so in a manner that's rich, rambunctious, exploding with vitality and bubbling with wild humor. A delightfully irreverent look at the Revolution, it tells the story of John Lawrence a naive young merchant's son who finds love and his life's purpose in Deborah Simpson, a spy working in collusion with George Washington to lead An unsung army of ordinary Americans against the self-interested Founding Fathers as much as the bumbling Brits. "Last Refuge of Scoundrels" weaves meticulous research and fantastical fable into a poetic tale that's at once a rollicking romp, a haunting love story and a revisionist historical epic.

Alabama Scoundrels

Outlaws, Pirates, Bandits & Bushwhackers
Author: Kelly Kazek,Wil Elrick
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625850670
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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While legislators were writing the first laws in Alabama, some miscreant citizens were already breaking them, causing disorder and fleeing the hands of justice. Among these were cult-leader-turned-murderer "Bloody" Bob Sims, social-activist-turned-anarchist Albert Parsons, the mysterious hobo bandit Railroad Bill and the nefarious outlaw sheriff Steve Renfroe, who was credited with countless prison escapes, thefts and arson. Legendary Wild West figures Frank and Jesse James also appeared in Alabama, along with numerous other well-known gunslingers, pirates, crooks and desperados. Bushwhackers caused widespread chaos during the Civil War and were considered outlaws depending on which side you supported. Join real-life partners in crime Kelly Kazek and Wil Elrick as they recount the atrocities of some of Alabama's most infamous lawbreakers.

Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible

The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Dastardly
Author: Howard Books
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439128060
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Discover a new approach to Scripture with this imaginative way of looking at things that are right in front of us, all while delving deep into biblical truths. There are many ways to learn about the Bible, even if it seems to be totally familiar to us. It is, in fact, full of so many little known, interesting stories like the ones that rivet today's audiences -- full of intrigue and surprising changes of character. Broken up into individual sections, such as "Freaks and Geeks," "Dashers and Vixens," "Big Shots and Mug Shots," "Leaders and Laborers," and "Prophets and Losses," it can be read a bit at a time. Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible reveals many of the little-known facts about Scripture in an entertaining and informative manner, so the reader will be fascinated and constantly saying, "I didn't know that!" With chapters such as "The Trickster Trailed," "The Perils of Paul," "Tempting Tamar," "A Greedy Grandmother," and "The Deadly Dance," readers will turn each page to find out what happens next in these captivating tales. This clever new way of reading Scripture puts a light-hearted twist on old stories, all while drawing the reader closer to God's truth. There is nothing old or boring in this creative approach to learning about the Bible.

American Scoundrel

The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400075546
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Hero, adulterer, bon vivant, murderer and rogue, Dan Sickles led the kind of existence that was indeed stranger than fiction. Throughout his life he exhibited the kind of exuberant charm and lack of scruple that wins friends, seduces women, and gets people killed. In American Scoundrel Thomas Keneally, the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List, creates a biography that is as lively and engrossing as its subject. Dan Sickles was a member of Congress, led a controversial charge at Gettysburg, and had an affair with the deposed Queen of Spain—among many other women. But the most startling of his many exploits was his murder of Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), the lover of his long-suffering and neglected wife, Teresa. The affair, the crime, and the trial contained all the ingredients of melodrama needed to ensure that it was the scandal of the age. At the trial’s end, Sickles was acquitted and hardly chastened. His life, in which outrage and accomplishment had equal force, is a compelling American tale, told with the skill of a master narrative. From the Trade Paperback edition.

City of Scoundrels

The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
Author: Gary Krist
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307454312
Category: History
Page: 384
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The masterfully told story of twelve volatile days in the life of Chicago, when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder transfixed and roiled a city already on the brink of collapse. When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into "the Metropolis of the World." But just as the dream seemed within reach, pandemonium broke loose and the city's highest ambitions were suddenly under attack by the same unbridled energies that had given birth to them in the first place. It began on a balmy Monday afternoon when a blimp in flames crashed through the roof of a busy downtown bank, incinerating those inside. Within days, a racial incident at a hot, crowded South Side beach spiraled into one of the worst urban riots in American history, followed by a transit strike that paralyzed the city. Then, when it seemed as if things could get no worse, police searching for a six-year-old girl discovered her body in a dark North Side basement. Meticulously researched and expertly paced, City of Scoundrels captures the tumultuous birth of the modern American city, with all of its light and dark aspects in vivid relief.

The Civil War Soldier

A Historical Reader
Author: Larry M. Logue
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814798799
Category: History
Page: 515
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An anthology of twenty-seven selections combines nineteenth-century battlefield accounts of the Civil War with past and contemporary scholarship to offer a broad perspective on the soldiers' total experience.

Sündiges Verlangen einer Lady


Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: CORA Verlag
ISBN: 373376532X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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"Wie unschicklich!" Auf einem Ball ertappt Lady Hero Londons größten Verführer Lord Griffin beim Liebespiel mit einer verheirateten Dame. Doch als sich ihre Blicke treffen, mischt sich in Heros Entrüstung ein anderes, weitaus gefährlicheres Gefühl: Lust! Nie zuvor hat ein Gentleman derartiges Verlangen in ihr geweckt. Dem lasterhaften Lord scheint es ähnlich zu gehen - plötzlich ist Hero das neue Ziel seiner Begierde. Schamlos flirtet er mit ihr. Ein Skandal bahnt sich an ... denn Hero ist verlobt - mit Lord Griffins angesehenem älteren Bruder! Da macht Griffin der hübschen Lady ein überraschendes Angebot. Kann sie dem liebestollen Casanova vertrauen?

Scandals and Scoundrels

Seven Cases That Shook the Academy
Author: Ron Robin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520938151
Category: Education
Page: 289
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Ron Robin takes an intriguing look at the shifting nature of academic and public discourse in this incisive consideration of recent academic scandals—including charges of plagiarism against Stephen Ambrose, Derek Freeman's attempt to debunk Margaret Mead's research, Michael Bellesiles's alleged fabrication of an early America without weapons, Joseph Ellis's imaginary participation in major historical events of the 1960s, Napoleon Chagnon's creation and manipulation of a "Stone Age people," and accusations that Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú's testimony on the Maya holocaust was in part fiction. Scandals and Scoundrels makes the case that, contrary to popular imagery, we're not living in particularly deviant times and there is no fundamental flaw permeating a decadent academy. Instead, Robin argues, latter-day scandals are media events, tailored for the melodramatic and sensationalist formats of mass mediation. In addition, the contentious and uninhibited nature of cyberdebates fosters acrimonious exposure. Ron convincingly demonstrates that scandals are part of a necessary process of rule making and reinvention rather than a symptom of the bankruptcy of the scientific enterprise.

Scoundrel


Author: Pamela Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780373070022
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

A Fair Account of the Late Unhappy Disturbance at Boston

In New England; Extracted from the Depositions that Have Been Made Concerning it ... With an Appendix, ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Poets' Wives


Author: David Park
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408846454
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake – a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, whose poetry costs him his life under Stalin's terror; and the wife of a fictional contemporary Irish poet, who looks back on her marriage during the days after her husband's death as she seeks to fulfil his final wish. Set across continents and centuries, and in very different circumstances, these three women confront the contradictions between art and life, contemplate their emotional and physical sacrifices for another's creativity, and struggle with infidelities that involve not only the flesh, but ultimately poetry itself. They find themselves custodians of their husbands' work, work that has been woven with love's intimacies and which has shaped their own lives in the most unexpected of ways. Deeply insightful and beautifully wrought, The Poets' Wives is David Park at his best – a novelist whose work has the power to bring the hidden from the shadows, into a delicate and shimmering light.

Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues

Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
Author: Paul Martin
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616149280
Category: History
Page: 304
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Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying. Even if you're an avid history buff, you've probably never heard of this disreputable cast of characters: A drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his post at Ford's Theatre, giving assassin John Wilkes Booth unchallenged access to President Lincoln; a notorious Kansas quack who made millions by implanting billy goat testicles in gullible male patients; and America's worst female serial killer ever. These are three of the memorable but little-known rogues profiled in this eye-opening and entertaining book. Dividing his profiles into three categories--villains, scoundrels, and rogues--author and former National Geographic editor Paul Martin serves up concise, colorful biographies of thirty of America's most outrageous characters. Whether readers choose to be horrified by the story of Ed Gein, Alfred Hitchcock's hideous inspiration for Psycho, or marvel at the clever duplicity of the con artist who originated the phony bookie operation portrayed in The Sting, there's something here for everyone. Brimming with audacious, unforgettable characters often overlooked by standard history books, this page-turner is a must for anyone with an interest in the varieties of human misbehavior.

Die Farbe des Krieges


Author: Arkadij Babčenko
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499245374
Category:
Page: 255
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