The Soldier's Scoundrel

Author: Cat Sebastian
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062642480
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4739
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

El buen Jesús y Cristo el malvado

Author: Philip Pullman
ISBN: 8439726031
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6353
El autor de La materia oscura reinterpreta la historia más influyente de todos los tiempos y construye una versión ingeniosa y polémica de la vida de Jesús. «Esta es la historia de Jesús y su hermano Cristo, de cómo nacieron, de cómo vivieron y de cómo murió uno de ellos. La muerte del otro no forma parte de esta historia.» Así comienza esta novela ingeniosa y polémica que revisita la historia más influyente de todos los tiempos: la vida de Jesús. Todo comienza cuando la virgen María da a luz a gemelos a los que llama Jesús y Cristo. Los hermanos son muy diferentes entre sí. Mientras que Jesús es carismático, predica la compasión incondicional y condena la hipocresía religiosa, Cristo es un intelectual apocado pero con una determinación: hacer que la palabra de su hermano pase a la historia. El buen Jesús y Cristo el malvado plantea interrogantes al lector que siguen resonando mucho después de su lectura y reflexiona acerca de cómo la verdad se convierte en historia. La crítica ha dicho... «Narrado en una prosa sencilla y sin artificios y, sin embargo, hermosamente eficaz.» Sunday Times «Uno de los mejores escritores británicos de su generación.» Newsweek «A partir de estos dos personajes en conflicto -una especie de Jekyll y Hyde galileos-, Pullman reinterpreta y reconstruye provocativamente (los cristianos ya hablan de blasfemia) el más importante texto de referencia de la cristiandad.» Manuel Rodríguez Rivero, El País

City of Scoundrels

Author: Victoria Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1984805673
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 3756
An exciting new book in the series featuring Elizabeth Miles, con woman turned Lady, from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help her escape. Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself into his work, preparing wills for soldiers before they ship out. Corporal Tom Preston is part owner of Preston Shoes, a company that is making footwear for the army, so he has a rather large estate. He needs a new will, however, because he has just been secretly married to a woman whom his family would never approve. He wants to make sure she and their unborn child are provided for if he does not return. When Tom is later reported killed, Elizabeth and Gideon learn that the new will has gone missing after Tom's bride revealed her identity to his family. Unless the new will is found and validated, the original will, which leaves everything to Tom's brother, will prevail and the wife and child will get nothing. If Tom's new bride survives, that is. Some terrible threats have been leveled against her, and Elizabeth and Gideon must figure out a way, legal or not quite, to secure Tom's fortune for his wife and child while saving her life in the process.

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, ...

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: 216
View: 4885

Last Refuge of Scoundrels

A Revolutionary Novel
Author: Paul Lussier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 075952100X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 6334
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
View: 3610
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
View: 9988
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.

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
View: 7155
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.

Scandals and Scoundrels

Seven Cases That Shook the Academy
Author: Ron Robin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520242491
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 277
View: 8896
"Ron Robin's Scandals and Scoundrels is a clever provocation but more: It opens into a fascinating tour through treacherous postmodern territories, culminating in an economical explanation for what he calls 'the inflation in deviancy spectacles,' all in stylish prose, no mystification added."—Todd Gitlin, author of Letters to a Young Activist "An engrossing and convincing account of how the academic professions have lost much of their jurisdiction for disputes about scholarly integrity to popular media that prefer contentious litigation to patient, reasoned deliberation."—David A. Hollinger, author of Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism "Robin proposes a new way of thinking about the radically shifting nature of academic disciplines by using a set of recent controversies to explore the current state of society itself. Wonderfully readable, this is a book which should have a large and appreciative audience."—Marilyn Young, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 "Robin presents a rather distressing picture of the academy as its boundaries have become more and more blurred and its standards indistinguishable from those of the rest of society. Cases of intellectual dishonesty and lack of professional integrity have often become sensational news, conveying a picture of academic corruption to the wider world, even as the latter has induced scholars to commodify their research and writing to suit its tastes. It is a fascinating story that says as much about contemporary society and culture as about the academic disciplines."—Akira Iriye, author of Global Community

Luz de luna (Familia Donally 2)

Author: Melody Thomas
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401383587
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 3757
Una atracción que romperá con todas las convenciones. La segunda novela de la saga romántica histórica de los Donally. El desierto egipcio a la luz de la luna... El último lugar donde Brianna Donally habría imaginado que encontraría a un hombre tan libre y poco convencional como ella, alguien por quien infringir las normas no escritas de la estricta sociedad victoriana arriesgándose a provocar un escándalo. Hace años que el comandante Michael Fallon se alejó de su aristocrática familia, cambió de apellido y se alistó en el ejército con la esperanza de pasar página al pasado. Desde entonces no ha querido ni pretendido ser un caballero. Sin embargo, algo se agita en su interior ante el acuerdo ilícito que le propone esta joven decidida y arrogantemente independiente. Porque por primera vez en mucho tiempo una emoción distinta se ha despertado en él. Reseña: «Luz de luna es una cautivante historia donde se pone de manifiesto del talento de Melody Thomas para construir personajes y escenarios únicos.» Romantic Times

American Scoundrel

The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400075546
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 5563
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.

The Civil War Soldier

A Historical Reader
Author: Larry M. Logue
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814798799
Category: History
Page: 515
View: 3256
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.

Star Wars. La princesa, el contrabandista y el granjero

Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Planeta Infantil México
ISBN: 6070737814
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4657
ESTA HISTORIA COMIENZA COMO MUCHAS OTRAS: HACE MUCHO TIEMPO... EN UN LUGAR MÁS ALLÁ DE LAS ESTRELLAS QUE BRILLAN EN TU CIELO NOCTURNO. En los tiempos de la Antigua República, cientos de sistemas estelares vivían juntos en paz y prosperidad, protegidos por una orden de antiguos guerreros: los Jedi. De pronto, una ola de oscuridad, tan terrorífica como imparable, cubrió la galaxia. Incluso los soldados más poderosos fueron derrotados. Ahora reina un imperio malvado, que poco a poco extingue los rastros de luz y esperanza. Esta es la historia de tres personajes que comparten el mismo destino: estar en el lugar equivocado el momento indicado. Juntos demostrarán que valen más de lo que parece... Y puede que sean la única esperanza de la galaxia.


Author: Pamela Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780373070022
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 8189

Los hombres del SAS

Héroes y canallas en el cuerpo de operaciones especiales británico
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: Editorial Crítica
ISBN: 8416771901
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 7011
Desde los archivos secretos S.A.S. y en la pluma del aclamado historiador Ben Macintyre, la primera historia autorizada de la más famosa y misteriosa organización militar del mundo. El S.A.S. (Special Air Service) británico se creó en julio de 1941 como un cuerpo de operaciones especiales, el primero de su género. Comenzaron en el desierto del Norte de África, donde sus hombres eran lanzados en paracaídas tras las líneas enemigas para realizar operaciones de sabotaje, como volar aviones y depósitos de petróleo, y para obtener información de los enemigos capturados. Luego siguieron combatiendo en Italia, en Francia y en la Alemania nazi hasta el fin de la guerra. En sus filas había militares al estilo tradicional, pero la mayoría de sus reclutas, de todas las nacionalidades y pelajes, eran inadaptados, granujas dispuestos a jugarse heroicamente la vida, pero capaces también de acciones brutales y de cometer grandes errores. Ben Macintyre ha sido el primer investigador a quien se ha permitido consultar la documentación del cuerpo, lo que le ha permitido reconstruir las vidas y hazañas de estos héroes singulares y narrar sus acciones de guerra con toda fidelidad.

History of the Russian Revolution

Author: Leon Trotsky
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608460509
Category: History
Page: 1040
View: 5684
“During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy. Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm. They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders were still under indictment for state treason when they came to power. You will not find another such sharp turn in history especially if you remember that it involves a nation of 150 million people. It is clear that the events of 1917, whatever you think of them, deserve study.” --Leon Trotsky, from History of the Russian Revolution Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, this book offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book reveals, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the Russian Revolution’s profoundly democratic, emancipatory character. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky’s masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It serves as the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution to date. “[T]he greatest history of an event that I know.” --C. L. R. James “In Trotsky all passions were aroused, but his thought remained calm and his vision clear.... His involvement in the struggle, far from blurring his sight, sharpens it.... The History is his crowning work, both in scale and power and as the fullest expression of his ideas on revolution. As an account of a revolution, given by one of its chief actors, it stands unique in world literature.” --Isaac Deutscher

Seducir a un bribón

Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Terciopelo
ISBN: 8415410646
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9561
Lady Amelia Plume tiene bastantes admiradores. Qué pena que todos sean o unos desvergonzados cazafortunas o unos dandis afeminados incapaces de ofrecerle las exóticas aventuras que anhela. Pero los bailes en el céntrico y lujosos barrio londinense de...


Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115208
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 9450
A personal crisis jars a middle-aged real estate agent from his complacency in this satire of middle-class American life. Sinclair Lewis' great novel offers a scathing portrait of the consequences of clinging to conventional values.

The Scruffy Scoundrels (Gli Straccioni)

Author: Annibal Caro,Massimo Ciavolella,Donald Beecher
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9780889201033
Category: Drama
Page: 95
View: 7110
The Scruffy Scoundrels by Annibal Caro offers the student, scholar, and general reader a sixteenth-century masterpiece in modern English translation. From one vantage point, The Scruffy Scoundrels would appear to be no more than a series of unrelated scenes and sketches grouped around a highly conventionalized and loosely structured love plot: the arrival of Pilucca and Tindaro in Rome abounding in topical references; the appearance of the two ragged brothers so arbitrarily related to the rest of the events of the play; the love squabble between two servants that leads to Nuta’s memorably comic invective; the stock farcical routines of the Mirandola episodes; the long pathetic tale of Tindaro so little of which actually takes place on the stage. There is a sense, however, in which each scene contains its own ethos and milieu and hails from a particular comic genre, each with its own topoi and character types. This efficient management of plot is simply a measure of Caro’s comic genius.