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The Coffin Trail

Author : Martin Edwards
ISBN : 9780749010218
Genre : Fiction
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You can never bury the past... Oxford historian and TV personality Daniel Kind and his new lover, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy Tarn Cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District But though they hope to live the dream, the past has a way of catching up. When DCI Hannah Scarlett launches a cold case review into an old crime, Brackdale’s skeletons start to rattle. Daniel and Hannah soon find themselves risking their lives as they search for a ruthless killer who is prepared to murder again to hide a shocking secret.
Category: Fiction

The Lincoln Trail In Pennsylvania

Author : Bradley R. Hoch
ISBN : 9780271072227
Genre : History
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What is the Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania? It is the story of Abraham Lincoln in the Keystone State—the chronicle of where he went, what he did, and what he said in the state. The trail begins with Lincoln's Pennsylvania ancestors, moves on to his travels, public appearances, and speeches, and concludes with his funeral train in 1865. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania tells a story for the reader, but it is also a guide for those who would travel the state figuratively or literally, to recover the memory of America's sixteenth president. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania transports the reader back in time to key moments in Lincoln's public life. In 1846, at the age of thirty-seven, Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Using mileage that Lincoln claimed for his trip, available routes, duration of the journey, and average speeds, Bradley Hoch is the first to establish the probable route Lincoln followed on his way from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Hoch concludes that he traveled by steamboat along the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers and by stagecoach on the National Road into Maryland. After Lincoln was elected president in November 1860, he transformed his inaugural journey from Springfield to Washington into a grand railroad tour of northern cities, hoping to cement the people's loyalty to the Union and to himself. His inaugural train, the first of its kind, made several stops in Pennsylvania. Hoch follows Lincoln throughout his journey, including the dramatic last leg—the "secret night train"—when Allan Pinkerton and his agents, determined to protect Lincoln from would-be assassins, cut telegraph lines and sidetracked trains in order to spirit him safely from Harrisburg to Washington. Hoch recovers symbolic moments, none more moving than Lincoln's funeral train as it stopped in several Pennsylvania cities, including York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Erie. In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell was placed at the head of Lincoln's coffin when it lay in Independence Hall. As more than one hundred thousand mourners passed by, the bell's inscription memorialized his life: "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof." Rarely seen photographs, engravings, and maps enrich this illuminating volume. In the final chapter, Hoch offers a guide of sites to visit in present-day Pennsylvania, making The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania a welcome book for a wide range of readers interested in American history.
Category: History

The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide

Author : Clive Forth
ISBN : 9781472902382
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.36 MB
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The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide reveals the best trails to ride across the British Isles. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, this is a must-have resource for any mountain biker. ? A comprehensive guide ? covering the best purpose-built trail centres ? Trail evaluation helps you decide which trail to ride: the grading, the facilities, the ride experience ? Handy size, packed with clear maps, helpful photos and trail description ? Trails from across Britain and Ireland featured.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Runner S Trail

Author : Dominic Petrucci
ISBN : 9781469107219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of my life. From the beginning when my mother died when I was two months old, and my father when I was eleven. It goes into how I struggled trying to find myself, and make my peace with God. Along the way I fell in love with running. It became my therapy. I meet amazing people throughout my story. There are unexpected tragedies that I must overcome. And in the end I see the big picture. I have a great understanding of my life. I think my story will help you with whatever challenges you may be facing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On The Trail Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : J. Keith Cheetham
ISBN : 0946487502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the tumultuous life of Mary Stuart, who became queen at the age of one week and was eventually beheaded for plotting against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Graphic Novels

Author : D. Aviva Rothschild
ISBN : 1563080869
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 30.1 MB
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The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.
Category: Literary Criticism

On The Trail Of Genghis Khan

Author : Tim Cope
ISBN : 9781408839881
Genre : Travel
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The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 10,000 kilometres on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse-thieves, and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and told him their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepe and forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several million livestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world.
Category: Travel

Wordsworth S Gardens

Author : Carol Buchanan
ISBN : 089672445X
Genre : Gardening
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Counterposing poems of the garden and the letters and journals of Wordsworth and his eloquent sister Dorothy, Carol Buchanan pictures the whole Wordsworth: poet, gardener, and devoted and long-suffering family man. Illuminating Buchanan's perspective on the gardens, and on the Lake District that shaped Wordsworth's sensibilities, are three never-before-published garden plans and more than one hundred photographs."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Gardening

Lonely Trail

Author : Pat Duffy Hutcheon
ISBN : 9781465325976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Trail Of Lies

Author : Margaret Daley
ISBN : 9780373444373
Genre : Fiction
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Texas Ranger Daniel Riley wants answers from Melora Hudson on her husband's murder, but when he walks in on her being attacked he stays to protect her and her daughter.
Category: Fiction