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The Crescent Spy

Author : Michael Wallace
ISBN : 1503945588
Genre : Fiction
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Writing under a man's name, Josephine Breaux is the finest reporter at Washington's Morning Clarion. Using her wit and charm, she never fails to get the scoop on the latest Union and Confederate activities. But when a rival paper reveals her true identity, accusations of treason fly. Despite her claims of loyalty to the Union, she is arrested as a spy and traitor. To Josephine's surprise, she's whisked away to the White House, where she learns that President Lincoln himself wishes to use her cunning and skill for a secret mission in New Orleans that could hasten the end of the war. For Josephine, though, this mission threatens to open old wounds and expose dangerous secrets. In the middle of the most violent conflict the country has ever seen, can one woman overcome the treacherous secrets of her past in order to secure her nation's future?
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The Crescent Moon

Author : Francis Brett Young
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When I stepped on to the platform at Nairobi I hadn’t the very least idea of what I was in for. The train for which we were waiting was due from Kisumu, bringing with it a number of Indian sepoys, captured at Tanga and Jasin, whom the Belgian advance on Taborah had freed. It was my job to see them into the ambulances and send them off to hospital. But when I got to the station I found the platform swarming with clerical hats and women who looked religious, all of whom couldn’t very well have been swept into this degree of congregation for the sake of an odd sepoy’s soul. These mean and ill-dressed people kept up a chatter like starlings under the station roof. It was a hot day in November, and the rains were due. Even six thousand feet of altitude won’t stimulate you then. It had all the atmosphere of a sticky school treat in August at home. . . . Baptists on an August Bank Holiday. That was how it struck me.
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William Le Queux Ultimate Collection 100 Spy Thrillers Detective Mysteries Adventure Classics Historical Novels War Stories Crime Tales Illustrated

Author : William Le Queux
ISBN : 9788026877318
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “WILLIAM LE QUEUX Ultimate Collection: 100+ Spy Thrillers, Detective Mysteries, Adventure Classics, Historical Novels, War Stories & Crime Tales (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Great War in England in 1897 The Invasion of 1910 Guilty Bonds Zoraida The Temptress The Great White Queen Devil's Dice Whoso Findeth a Wife The Eye of Istar If Sinners Entice Thee The Bond of Black The Day of Temptation The Veiled Man The Wiles of the Wicked An Eye for an Eye In White Raiment Of Royal Blood Her Majesty's Minister The Under-Secretary The Seven Secrets As We Forgive Them The Sign of the Stranger The Hunchback of Westminster The Closed Book The Czar's Spy Behind the Throne The Pauper of Park Lane The Mysterious Mr. Miller Whatsoever a Man Soweth The Great Court Scandal The Lady in the Car The House of Whispers The Red Room Spies of the Kaiser The Great God Gold Hushed Up! A Mystery of London The Death-Doctor The Lost Million The Price of Power Her Royal Highness The White Lie The Four Faces The Sign of Silence The Mysterious Three At the Sign of the Sword The Mystery of the Green Ray Number 70, Berlin The Way to Win The Broken Thread The Place of Dragons The Zeppelin Destroyer Sant of the Secret Service The Stolen Statesman The Doctor of Pimlico Whither Thou Goest The Intriguers The Red Widow Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo This House to Let The Golden Face The Stretton Street Affair The Voice from the Void Short Story Collections Stolen Souls The Count's Chauffeur The Bomb-Makers The Gay Triangle Historical Works Rasputin the Rascal Monk The Minister of Evil The German Spy System from Within German Atrocities The Secrets of Potsdam Béla Kiss William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion fantasy novels “The Great War in England in 1897” and “The Invasion of 1910.”
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The Cross And The Crescent

Author : Richard Fletcher
ISBN : 9780141939292
Genre : Religion
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A short, brilliant account of the relations between Islam and Christianity from Muhammad to the Reformation. Fletcher argues that though there were trading and cultural interactions between Islam and Christianity during the period when Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, neither side was remotely interested in the religion of the other. "Christian and Moslem lived side by side in a state of mutual religious aversion. Given these circumstances, if religious passions were to be stirred up, confrontation would probably be violent." He shows how religious misunderstanding and antagonism between "the peoples of the book" has been present since their earliest encounters.
Category: Religion

The Spy Worker

Author : John M. Makie
ISBN : 9781469115269
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Petty Officer John G. Makie of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve did not realize what he was getting into in the summer of 1942, when he gave an oath at Camp X under the Canadian Secrets Act of 1939. He was only seventeen years old and determined to defend the freedom of Canada. He did so, in the most extraordinary way. He was special agent number 034, of the secret service group - under water demolition squadron. These secret agents were very highly trained commandos, who came from Canada, Britain, and Australia. These fearless men were scuba divers trained in small arms and hand-to-hand combat. They entered enemy occupied countries by the sea, carried out acts of sabotage and clandestine warfare. Then, they quickly disappeared into the night, back to the sea. These men had no name or rank, just mission after mission in Russia, Norway, Sweden, and France. This brave group of men, personally encouraged by Sir Winston Churchill, Sir William Stephenson, and Lord Louis Mountbatten set out to set Europe ablaze. When the war was over in Europe they set out to mop up Burma and Hong Kong. Yet no record of fallen buddies can be found. The year 1996 marks the end of the fifty-year gag order by oath and with it, the truth is finally set free. The Spy Worker reveals secrets of a time long, long agoall accounted by the lone survivor, now in his eighties which are finally free to share with friends and family. After many therapeutic sessions over the last ten years, events of this forgotten group are starting to surface. Although there are no records of their missions or medals of valor ever rewarded, The Spy Worker pays tribute to the unsung heroes of war in remembering their notable acts of bravery.
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The Rogue Spy

Author : M.A Searle
ISBN : 9781483648910
Genre : Fiction
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Frank Barnes is an old school detective who likes to hit the beat and doesnt mind getting his hands dirty. When he lost his wife ten years ago in a horrific single car accident, he dedicated his life to raising his son and working hard. After five years of investigating a series of grizzly murders, including his partners, he finally gets a lead that the killer has left Australia and turned up in Alaska. With the help of Alyssa Springer, an experienced and very attractive Alaska State Trooper, the man hunt takes him on an adventure of a lifetime, including a hostage negotiation, riot, wildfire and a fatal accident. Working with the trooper leads to a budding romance between Frank and Alyssa. While attending a local dance, Alyssa is kidnapped by the killer. Frank rushes to rescue her with the aide of a young constable in Australia. They learn the killer is hiding out in an isolated area of Alaska and some ad lib thinking is needed to save her. Will Frank save Alyssa and finally get the closure and justice needed?
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Southern Lady Yankee Spy

Author : Elizabeth R. Varon
ISBN : 0195349598
Genre : History
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Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, daring spymaster, postwar politician: Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most remarkable figures in American history, a woman who defied the conventions of the nineteenth-century South. In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War." Under the nose of the Confederate government, Van Lew ran a spy ring that gathered intelligence, hampered the Southern war effort, and helped scores of Union soldiers to escape from Richmond prisons. Varon describes a woman who was very much a product of her time and place, yet continually took controversial stands--from her early efforts to free her family's slaves, to her daring wartime activities and beyond. Varon's powerful biography brings Van Lew to life, showing how she used the stereotypes of the day to confound Confederate authorities (who suspected her, but could not believe a proper Southern lady could be a spy), even as she brought together Union sympathizers at all levels of society, from slaves to slaveholders. After the war, a grateful President Ulysses S. Grant named her postmaster of Richmond--a remarkable break with custom for this politically influential post. But her Unionism, Republican politics, and outspoken support of racial justice earned her a lifetime of scorn in the former Confederate capital. Even today, Elizabeth Van Lew remains a controversial figure in her beloved Richmond, remembered as the "Crazy Bet" of Lost Cause propaganda. Elizabeth Varon's account rescues her from both derision and oblivion, depicting an intelligent, resourceful, highly principled woman who remained, as she saw it, true to her country to the end.
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Throne Of The Crescent Moon

Author : Saladin Ahmed
ISBN : 9781101572405
Genre : Fiction
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From Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, comes one of the year's most acclaimed debuts: Throne of the Crescent Moon, a fantasy adventure with all the magic of The Arabian Nights. The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. But these killings are only the earliest signs of a plot for the Throne of the Crescent Moon that threatens to turn the great city of Dhamsawaat, and the world itself, into a blood-soaked ruin. From the Paperback edition.
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