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The Letter Of Marque Vol Book 12 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393063653
Genre : Fiction
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"Fine stuff...[The Letter of Marque] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.
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The Letter Of Marque

Author : Walter Turner
ISBN : 9780595467624
Genre : Fiction
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Dan Fancy and Scott Bailey, former U.S. Naval aviators, find themselves and their wives working for Southern Air Transport in the Caribbean, on the island of St. Barts. Because of partially disabling injuries previously suffered, their boss at Southern Air Transport arranges for them to keep flying, shuttling passengers from St. Barts to his new undersea resort, Atlantis. After a friend of Fancy's is murdered in a particularly horrific way and people begin to mysteriously disappear from their yachts, Fancy and Bailey are recruited by the Office of Budget and Plans, an intelligence gathering arm of the United States Navy. They are tasked with "just keeping their eyes open" under the authority of a Letter of Marque. A chain of events draws them into a vortex of violence and intrigue.
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The Aubrey Maturin Series

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 0393048403
Genre : Fiction
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A twenty-volume hardcover set of the complete Patrick O'Brian high-seas Aubrey/Maturin adventure classics, including the final book: Blue at the Mizzen. The Great Adventure begins in Master & Commander with the near-disaster of Jack Aubrey's first encounter with Stephen Maturin and the taking of the Cacafuego. Post Captain: Jack and Stephen vie for the affections of Diana Villiers. H.M.S. Surprise: In India, a prodigious blue diamond, a fatal duel, and a dramatic fleet action against the French. The Mauritius Command: An exploration of aberrant psychology and a most memorable storm at sea Desolation Island: The Waakzaamheid chases the Leopard south to the glories of Antarctica. The Fortune of War: Jack encounters the American navy, is taken prisoner, and witnesses the fateful clash of the Shannon and the Chesapeake. The Surgeon's Mate: A shipwreck on the coast of France, and Jack and Stephen are rescued from a French prison thanks to Diana's diamond The Ionian Mission: The Surprise is sent to intervene in the tangled politics of the Balkans.Treason's Harbour: A desert crossing, an unusual single-ship action in shoal waters, and Jack saved from treachery in Malta by Stephen's cunning. The Far Side of the World: Typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity in the far reaches of the Pacific The Reverse of the Medal: Jack, lured into a disastrous investment by French agents, is court-martialed and disgraced. The Letter of Marque: Cast out of the Royal Navy, Jack sets sail in the Surprise as a privateer, and Stephen's taste for tincture of opium takes a more serious turn. The Thirteen Gun Salute: A killer typhoon overtakes Jack and his crew in the South China Sea, and Stephen engages in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with French agents. The Nutmeg of Consolation: Pirates, smallpox, and a visit to the grim penal colony in Australia, where Stephen's Irish temper provokes a duel and a diplomatic crisis. The Truelove: Jack and Stephen mastermind a war among the cannibals, and a mysterious female convict sows dangerous jealousies aboard the Surprise. The Wine-Dark Sea: A submarine volcanic eruption serves as backdrop to revolution in South America and a memorable excursion into the Andes. The Commodore: A strange homecoming for Jack and Stephen, followed by a vigorous action to foil the French invasion of Ireland. The Yellow Admiral: Jack is rescued from the doldrums of peace and from amorous difficulties by Napoleon's escape from Elba. The Hundred Days: The cunning of Stephen and the seamanship of Jack prevent Napoleon from conquering Europe at Waterloo. Blue at the Mizzen: Jack Aubrey stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru.
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The Thirteen Gun Salute Vol Book 13 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393063660
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"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, Independent Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin—his friend, ship's surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent—on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk. The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the Thousand Steps of the sacred crater of the orangutans; a killer typhoon catches Aubrey and his crew trying to work the Diane off a reef; and in the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang a classic duel of intelligence agents unfolds: the French envoys, well entrenched in the Sultan's good graces, against the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin.
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A Commercial Dictionary

Author : Joshua Montefiore
ISBN : RMS:RMS2121$000002192$$$$
Genre : Commerce
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Mercenaries A Guide To Private Armies And Private Military Companies

Author : Alan Axelrod
ISBN : 9781483364667
Genre : Political Science
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Mercenaries have been active in battle from the beginning of military history and, as private armies and military support firms, they are a major component of warfare today. Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation—all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the U.S. military. However, privatization is not a uniquely American phenomenon. Countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Australia rely on privatization in one form or another. Historically, heads of state, politicians, and other administrators have justified use of mercenaries on the basis of their effectiveness, and cost-savings. These reasons and others continue to serve as rationales for use of private military companies in military strategy. Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations active on the international military scene today, including a concise history of mercenaries and private armies on land, sea, and in the air. Narrative chapters are amply supplemented by sidebars including biographies of major figures, key statistics, historical and current documents, contracts, and legislation on private armies and outsourced military services. Each chapter includes a bibliography of books, journal articles, and web sites, and a general bibliography concludes the entire work.
Category: Political Science

Proceedings

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ISBN : HARVARD:HX2YZU
Genre : Texas
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