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Summer Places: A Boxed Set

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Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
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A Note From the Author: Nantucket. Martha's Vineyard. Newport. Magical names, all three of them, because they call forth images of ocean-swept beaches, rose-covered cottages, seafaring Captains' stately homes, and all of the laid-back charm that islands can bring. Is there anyone who hasn't wanted, if only for the length of a vacation, to live on one? But here's the thing about islands: for all of the obvious pleasures that they offer, they have some aspects that would make any mainlander a little crazy. Take transportation. Having to take a ferry makes a quick lunch with a friend on the mainland a fantasy, and a trip to Target a major project. (Nantucket is a long ferry ride from the mainland, and Martha's Vineyard isn't much closer. Even Newport, despite its bridge to the mainland, can have cars so backed up that a ferry could easily beat them.) Food. True islanders do not expect miles of aisles and fourteen different kinds of peanut butters; they know how to do without. Movie theaters: one seems plenty. A living wage? Only during tourist season. Housing? You can tell a local's home from a summer house because the local's house will probably need paint. That is, if the local can actually afford to keep a house on the island, the one where he was born and raised, to begin with. The gap between the Haves and the Have Nots in such places is especially glaring. It's a running theme in the three novels featured in the boxed set, SUMMER PLACES. Three New England locales are explored in three novels -- each of them capturing the the highs and the lows of a way of living that most of us can only dream about. In BELOVED, set on Nantucket, unemployed Boston graphic designer Jane Drew inherits a ramshackle cottage, which may or may not be haunted, from her aunt, who may or may not have been a witch. Before long, Jane is butting heads with one of the locals, Mac McKenzie. Mac is descended from generations of hard-working islanders and has very clear opinions of uppity off-islanders. He has little patience for New Age types, moneyed types, and those for whom "antiquing" is a verb. He regards spaghetti as noodles, not pasta, and he drinks water from a tap, not a bottle. Oh, and he doesn't believe in ghosts. Period. When he finds himself up against the insistent, persistent, infinitely irritating Jane Drew with her knack for complicating his life, he does what any self-respecting islander would and shrugs her off -- for a while, anyway. But Mac understands, as Jane does not, that not every force is benign ... and not every force is otherworldly. "BELOVED is pure Magic! The love story between the hero and heroine was complex and moving; what appealing characters!" -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips In SAFE HARBOR, eternal optimist Holly Anderson has managed to carve a nice little niche for herself as a folk artist on Martha's Vineyard. She's not quite a local, but she's lived on the island year-round and loves everything about it. Her artistry brings her deep satisfaction. Her family summers there. She has made friends there. If she could just afford to buy the house and barn she's renting, fall in love, marry the guy and then have children as sweet as her nieces, life would be pretty much perfect -- but when is life ever perfect? Havoc arrives on the island in the guise of beautiful Eden Walker, a con-woman who's stolen the nest egg of an elderly couple and who promptly seduces Holly's sixty-something father while she's in hiding. Sam Steadman--son of the now impoverished couple -- is furious and determined to find her. After a bumpy start, Sam and Holly join forces to track down the elusive Eden and reclaim both treasure and father. But hearts and minds collide, and shipwrecked emotions are strewn along the way. Will Holly and Sam ever be able to trust one another after the not-so-merry chase? "Great characters, a satisfying love story ... suspense to keep the story moving ... a delightfully drawn setting as the author brings Martha's Vineyard to life ... this woman can write." -- The Romance Reader In SAND CASTLES, Wendy Hodene is one of those people for whom just enough is plenty. She's married to a charmer, has a young son she loves, and lives close to family in a small New England house that her great-grandfather built. True, she'd love to have room for a three-cushion couch (and of course more closet space), but all in all, she's happy with her life. Happy, until her husband Jim goes and wins a lottery, upending every reassuring aspect of Wendy's existence. The man she thought she was married to for a decade turns out to be someone else entirely; the house she thought she wanted renovated turns into a stress-inducing pile of dust and demolition; the son who once desired nothing more than a new video game now wants a big new house on the beach; and the mysterious contractor who shows up among the renovation crew on a fine June morning turns out to be a man who's both able and willing to destroy all that Wendy holds dear. "Well-drawn, sympathetic characters, exceptional writing, and an intriguing premise ... a riveting story of selfishness, betrayal, and love that readers will find hard to put down." -- Library Journal

Sand Castles

Sand Castles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0985780606
Author: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
File Size: 591 KB
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Sand Castles by Antoinette Stockenberg Book Resume:

WINNING A LOTTERY ... who hasn't dreamed of it? Wendy Hodene, for one. She has always been one of those people for whom just enough is plenty. She's married to a charmer, has a young son she loves, and lives close to family in a small New England house that her great-grandfather built. True, she'd love to have room for a three-cushion couch (and of course more closet space), but all in all, she's happy with her life. Happy, until her husband Jim goes and wins a lottery, upending every reassuring aspect of Wendy's existence. The man she thought she was married to for a decade turns out to be someone else entirely; the house she thought she wanted renovated turns into a stress-inducing pile of dust and demolition; the son who once desired nothing more than a new video game now wants a big new house on the beach; and the mysterious contractor who shows up among the crew on a fine June morning turns out to be a man who's both able and willing to destroy all that Wendy holds dear. Zack Tompkins has better things to do than to knock down walls and put in floor joists, but his fragile and heartbroken sister Zina is convinced that the lottery winner whose photo she's seen in a newspaper is the man who once married and then abandoned her. It doesn't take long after he's signed on as crew in the Hodene renovation for Zack to see that Zina was right. His choice then becomes all too clear: wound his sister, or tear apart a family. As dreams and schemes are washed away like sand castles from an incoming tide, one truth remains: some hearts, not fully broken, can mend and still be whole again. Editorial Reviews "Well-drawn, sympathetic characters, exceptional writing, and an intriguing premise that puts a new spin on a classic plot combine to produce a riveting story of selfishness, betrayal, and love that readers will find hard to put down. Stockenberg is a RITA Award-winning author and is noted for her compelling, emotionally involving stories." --Library Journal "A powerful suspense thriller ... the characters are a superb group, especially the key foursome. The plot is filled with twists and turns ... fans of taut thrillers with a romance will want to read this strong intrigue." --Harriet Klausner, Bookbrowser "Moral dilemmas abound in this intriguing and compelling tale." --Booklist "A beautiful story filled with imagination, complexity, and sweet love, SAND CASTLES had plot twists that had me tearing through the pages to find out what happened next. A keeper and a must-have for all lovers of romance." --The Word on Romance "Antoinette Stockenberg is a consummate storyteller, and SAND CASTLES is another example of how well she has mastered her craft. The author is in top-notch form. The characterizations are wonderfully drawn and believable in their actions and reactions. There are enough plot twists and turns to keep a reader highly interested. A sure-fire winner and highly recommended reading!" --NewAndUsedBooks.com "Antoinette Stockenberg continues to display an immense talent for creating powerful and gripping dramas that give readers the full range of human emotions." --Romantic Times "This book was wonderful! In fact, I was so caught up in the story, I forgot to analyze anything. Twists, good dialogue and a question to answer at the end .... Kudos ... an excellent read. --Old Book Barn Gazette

Silver Hill

Silver Hill [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1908189770
Author: Catherine Cooper
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
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Silver Hill by Catherine Cooper Book Resume:

With Nora away on a vitally important mission in Annwn, Jack Brenin has to take sole responsibility for rescuing the last two Dragonettes left on earth from being roasted for a Spriggan feast. Using his trusty Book of Shadows for guidance, and with his friends Camelin the raven and Timmery the bat (along with a cunningly captured Dorysk), Jack mounts a daring raid on the Spriggan stronghold inside Silver Hill. But his triumphant return is overshadowed by the discovery of a problem in Annwn that is too big for even Nora’s magic. Can Jack help the Blessed Council to rescue the sleeping Druids? Read about Jack’s continuing adventures in this third book in the magical Jack Brenin series, following the international bestseller The Golden Acorn, winner of the 2010 Brit Writers’ Award, and its sequel, Glasruhen Gate.

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 8: Peril at the Grand Prix: Italy

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 8: Peril at the Grand Prix: Italy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602862109
Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 8: Peril at the Grand Prix: Italy by Elizabeth Singer Hunt Book Resume:

Destination: Italy. Jack's car-racing hero, Morgan Parks, is in danger. Someone has already tried to kill him once, and they're about to try again. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart save his idol and the Italian team's chance to win the Monza Grand Prix?

Man on the Move

Man on the Move [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781440159565
Author: Peter Rowlands
Publisher: iUniverse
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Man on the Move by Peter Rowlands Book Resume:

Pete Friesen trusted his intuition and employed his skills to create a lifetime filled with extraordinary achievements. Born in post-revolutionary Russia and raised on the Canadian prairie during the Great Depression, Friesen overcame challenging odds and found his way to the pinnacle of engineering success in the United States. As noted by Peter Rowlands, who was involved in production of Friesens bio-documentary Pete: Moving Man Made Mountains, Pete Friesen considered life on earth to be an adventure where every challenge and every failure was a learning experience. With little formal education, he became an inventor and innovator who moved more than four thousand buildings in his structural-moving career. Possessing the ability to visualize resolution of complex problems, Friesen designed machinery and developed procedures that propelled his chosen profession into the modern age. Rowlands chronicles Friesens fascinating life from beginning to endfrom a turbulent childhood through inventions and innovations to international acclaimcreating a fitting memoir and an unforgettable tribute to a man who lived by his credo of hopeto never, never give up.

Captain Jack for President

Captain Jack for President [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781479736072
Author: John Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Captain Jack for President by John Jones Book Resume:

On a beautiful Spring morning in Jonesport Maine, Captain Jack Harper of Harper Industries walks into Mobys restaurant for his morning cup of Mobys jo, unsuspecting that it would be the beginning of a life change, not only for him, but for his community and quite possibly the country. Captain Jack had been a man of integrity and honor his entire life; a man of service to his community. Little did he know that his community would be asking him to be a man of service for the entire nation. In the quiet of the morning, as the locals debated politics and listened to the typical rhetoric of the incumbent and presidential contenders, a stranger to the town was sitting in the corner taking it all in. As the locals began talking about what life would be like under a presidency of Captain Jack, the stranger became more intrigued about who this Captain Jack character might be. When the townsmen finally approached Jack, encouraging him to make a run for the presidency, the stranger, Dexter Wyman, chair of the Constitution Party, introduced himself and joined the fray. Jack reluctantly accepted the challenge to run under the Constitution part banner, with the assistance of the entire township. Will Jack finish the race? Will he be shutdown before getting off the starting block? Will he be eliminated permanently by organized, empowered politicians who dont appreciate a newcomer to the field?

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1845841514
Author: Graham Gauld
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
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Gentleman Jack by Graham Gauld Book Resume:

Motor sports.

GRE Word Problems

GRE Word Problems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1941234208
Author: Manhattan Prep
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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GRE Word Problems by Manhattan Prep Book Resume:

Manhattan Prep’s 4th Edition GRE Strategy Guides have been redesigned with the student in mind. With updated content and new practice problems, they are the richest, most content-driven GRE materials on the market. Written by Manhattan Prep's high-caliber GRE instructors, the GRE Word Problems strategy guide analyzes the GRE's complex math word problems and provides structured frameworks for attacking each question type. Master the art of translating challenging word problems into organized data through a complete review of algebraic translations, ratios, statistics, probability, and more. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of the subject matter through rules, strategies, and in-depth examples to help you build confidence and content mastery. In addition, the guide contains "Check Your Skills" quizzes as you progress through the material, complete problem sets at the end of every chapter, and mixed drill sets at the end of the book to help you build accuracy and speed. All practice problems include detailed answer explanations written by top-scorers!

The Thief's Daughter

The Thief's Daughter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1781893187
Author: Victoria Cornwall
Publisher: Choc Lit
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The Thief's Daughter by Victoria Cornwall Book Resume:

A woman driven to crime finds love with a man of the law in this tale of eighteenth-century Cornwall, “full of twists and turns” (Buried Under Romance). England, 1779. Though many citizens of Cornwall have resorted to smuggling as their only means of survival, Jenna Cartwright has determined to always abide the law. But when her brother is sent to debtor’s prison, Jenna must do whatever it takes to free him. Housekeeping by day for one Jack Penhale, she joins a gang of violent brigands each night on Cornwall’s rocky coast. A professional thief-taker, Jack knows to keep his business private, even from his charming new housekeeper. He has come to Cornwall to find the criminals who killed his father, but his mind keeps returning to Jenna’s innocent, bewitching smile. As their lives become entangled, and the worlds of justice and crime collide, the love-struck pair must decide where their allegiances lie. This “striking” tale of passion and survival brings to life an unforgettable time and place in history (Historical Novel Society).

1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets

1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781402220173
Author: Bill Burton
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets by Bill Burton Book Resume:

Beat the casinos at their own game! Casino gambling expert Bill Burton will teach you: -The truth about the most popular casino bets -How to find the best slot machines to play -What games you should avoid at all costs -The ten smartest bets in the casino -The ten worst bets in the casino -How to get the most bang for your buck--in the pit and all over the casino -The basics of card counting, dice setting and other tricks of the trade -How to make your money last -When to play--and when to pack up and go home Master the winning game strategies the pros use

Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks

Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250168082
Author: Wild Cards Trust
Publisher: Tor Books
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Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks by Wild Cards Trust Book Resume:

Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, One Eyed Jacks is a classic Wild Cards adventure, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, and the first book in the Rox Triad. Something is stirring on Ellis Island, something strange and dangerous enough to subdue even the white-hot tensions between Wild Cards and normal humans. They call themselves the Jumpers: a vicious gang with the power to transport their minds into others' bodies, using them to commit acts of terror and violence, before abandoning them and leaving their victims to face the consequences. The Jumpers cutthroat ambition to control the Wild Card community will pit aces, jokers, and humans at odds like never before. One-Eyed Jacks features the writing talents of Walton Simons, Chris Claremont, Lewis Shiner, William F. Wu, Victor Milan, Stephen Leigh, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and John Jos. Miller, along with previously unpublished stories from Carrie Vaughn and Kevin Andrew Murphy. The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man’s Hand The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer’s Choice #11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump #16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Jack-Roller

The Jack-Roller [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022607496X
Author: Clifford R. Shaw
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Jack-Roller by Clifford R. Shaw Book Resume:

Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent—his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an important instrument of sociological research. The book remains as relevant today to the study and treatment of juvenile delinquency and maladjustment as it was when originally published in 1930.

Blood Rush

Blood Rush [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1849017794
Author: Helen Black
Publisher: C & R Crime
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Blood Rush by Helen Black Book Resume:

The UK is gripped by the threat of gang violence - the media is building on that hysteria, convincing us that knife crime is rife and the streets are flooded with guns and drugs. So when a member of a notorious girl gang is charged with a brutal murder, sympathy is in short supply. Enter Lilly Valentine, a tough talking lawyer who is never prepared to take things at face value and is determined to uncover the truth, whatever the cost. A gripping crime novel that will force every reader to reassess what they think they know about society and gang culture. Praise for Helen Black: 'A dark and gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat' Closer magazine 'A fantastic first novel [A Place of Safety].' Jane Elliott 'Terrific! A great read from start to finish.' [Dishonour] Jessie Keane author of Jail Bird. ''Unexpected and moving... A Place of Safety is written with sympathy and humour' EuroCrime

Colonel Jack

Colonel Jack [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5521064265
Author: Defoe D.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Colonel Jack by Defoe D. Book Resume:

Colonel Jack is one of Daniel Defoe’s most entertaining, revealing, and complex works. It is the supposed autobiography of an English gentleman who begins life as a child of the London streets. He and his brothers are brought up as pickpockets and highwaymen, but Jack seeks to improve himself. Kidnapped and taken to America, he becomes first a slave, then an overseer on plantations in Maryland. Jack’s story is one of dramatic turns of fortune that ultimately lead to a life of law-abiding prosperity as a plantation owner.

Dying for Daddy

Dying for Daddy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504047605
Author: Carlton Smith
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Dying for Daddy by Carlton Smith Book Resume:

From the bestselling author of The Search for the Green River Killer: The account of the family tragedy that became one of California’s most shocking murder cases. On a picturesque street in Sacramento County, California, three healthy saplings stand side by side. But what they symbolize are the deaths of three innocent people—two of them children. The man who took their lives, then planted trees in their honor, was their own husband and father. Hearts went out to Jack Barron when his wife, Irene, died mysteriously in her sleep. Soon after, his two young children were also found dead in their beds. Barron claimed they suffered from the same rare genetic disorder as their mother. But when his fifty-two-year-old mother died, also of asphyxiation in her sleep, law enforcement officials finally took action: The fatal pattern was impossible to ignore. Was this “devoted” father really a heartless murderer? Did he suffer from a bizarre syndrome known as Munchausen by proxy, whereby a parent kills a child to gain sympathy? With firsthand interviews and exclusive inside information, author Carlton Smith paints a chilling portrait of a man driven to commit the most unspeakable of acts.

Meeting Damian Lewis

Meeting Damian Lewis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785078224
Author: Christine Wilson
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
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Meeting Damian Lewis by Christine Wilson Book Resume:

'Dear Damian Lewis, I have seen all your television series and really admire your work. I especially liked you in Band of Brothers, and think you're a very good actor. It would be wonderful if we ever had the chance to meet up, perhaps at a social function?' Love, Becky x. After watching Band of Brothers on television Ruby Reed develops a crush on the actor Damian Lewis and becomes convinced that it is their destiny to meet. She enlists the reluctant help of TV Documentary Producer, Jack Green, and her hapless friend Sally. "e;.... so I am going to write something and invite Damian Lewis to be in it"e;. "e;Ah!"e; said Jack simply. She creates her alter ego, Becky, who tells the story through her eyes. (It then becomes a screenplay within a story and a film within a book.) Becky imagines a letter from Damian Lewis; 'Dear Becky, I was thrilled to get your letter and thank you for your comments about my work. I am passing your area of East Sheen and may well drop by if you say it is ok. Damian. Kiss. P.S. Is it ok if I wear my World War Two uniform?' 'Your book sounds hilarious' Toby Young, Author How to Lose Friends and Alienate People '****ing excellent' Jimmy McGovern, Screenwriter extraordinaire creator of The Street.

The Flags of the Union

The Flags of the Union [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781455604401
Author: Cannon, Jr., Devereaux D.
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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Read Count: 23885


The Flags of the Union by Cannon, Jr., Devereaux D. Book Resume:

Camp markers, medical-service colors, guide and signal flags, and many other auxiliary flags are shown.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307360121
Author: Graham Swift
Publisher: Vintage Canada
File Size: 359 KB
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Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift Book Resume:

From the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders comes an incredibly moving and accomplished new novel. A Vintage Canada trade paperback original. On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey--to receive his brother's remains, but also into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie's past. Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with a sense of the intimate and the local, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving towards an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines--the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war--as heart-wrenching personal truth.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571267386
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Book Resume:

This dystopian classic is 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What's grown-ups going to think? Going off-hunting pigs-letting fires out-and now! A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they explore the dazzling beaches, gorging fruit, seeking shelter, and ripping off their uniforms to swim in the lagoon. At night, in the darkness of the jungle, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, they must forge their own; but it isn't long before their innocent games devolve into a murderous hunt ... 'Thrills me with all the power a fiction can have ... Exemplary.' Ian McEwan 'An existential fable backlit with death's incandescent glare.' Ben Okri 'Violently real ... An apocalyptic novelist [who writes with] humanist rage and defiance.' Marlon James 'Beautiful and desperate, something quite out of the ordinary.' Stevie Smith 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' E. M. Forster 'A fragment of nightmare.' New Statesman 'A post-apocalyptic, dystopian survivor-fantasy ... [A novel] for all time ... A cult classic.' Guardian 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' Patricia Cornwell 'Terrifying and haunting.' Kingsley Amis What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

Jack Sheppard

Jack Sheppard [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
Publisher: Good Press
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Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth Book Resume:

"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Absolution Creek

Absolution Creek [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 186471283X
Author: Nicole Alexander
Publisher: Random House Australia
File Size: 1911 KB
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Absolution Creek by Nicole Alexander Book Resume:

One man lost her. One man died for her. And one would kill for her ... From Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', comes a sweeping rural saga spanning two generations. In 1923 nineteen-year-old Jack Manning watches the construction of the mighty Harbour Bridge and dreams of being more than just a grocer's son. So when he's offered the chance to manage Absolution Creek, a sheep property 800 miles from Sydney, he seizes the opportunity. But outback life is tough, particularly if you're young, inexperienced and have only a few textbooks to guide you. Then a thirteen-year-old girl, Squib Hamilton, quite literally washes up on his doorstep - setting in motion a devastating chain of events... Forty years later and Cora Hamilton is waging a constant battle to keep Absolution Creek in business. She's ostracized by the local community and hindered by her inability to move on from the terrible events of her past, which haunt her both physically and emotionally. Only one man knows what really happened in 1923. A dying man who is riding towards Absolution Creek, seeking his own salvation... From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies even death. 'Alexander writes [with] a deep love of the land' Courier-Mail

Private Desires, Political Action

Private Desires, Political Action [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857021893
Author: Michael Laver
Publisher: SAGE
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Private Desires, Political Action by Michael Laver Book Resume:

Private Desires, Political Action is an accessible overview of one of the most important approaches to the study of politics in the modern world - rational choice theory. Michael Laver does not set out to review this entire field, but rather to discuss how we might use rational choice theory to analyze the political competition that affects almost every aspect of our lives. The broad-ranging scope of the book introduces the theory at many levels of analysis, including: the private desires of individuals; the social context of how people fulfil their desires; and the problems of collective action. The discussion of these problems extends into the arena of politics, where the activities of `political entrepreneurs' or politicians and the formation of political parties and coalitions are addressed.

JACK LONDON: All 22 Novels in One Illustrated Edition

JACK LONDON: All 22 Novels in One Illustrated Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027220912
Author: Jack London
Publisher: e-artnow
File Size: 700 KB
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JACK LONDON: All 22 Novels in One Illustrated Edition by Jack London Book Resume:

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of the complete novels of Jack London. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Kempton-Wace Letters The Sea-Wolf The Game White Fang Before Adam The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Valley of the Moon The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Star Rover (The Jacket) The Little Lady of the Big House Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor and war correspondent.

The Last Mission

The Last Mission [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307536602
Author: Harry Mazer
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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In 1944, as World War II is raging across Europe, fifteen-year-old Jack Raab dreams of being a hero. Leaving New York City, his family, and his boyhood behind, Jack uses a false I.D. and lies his way into the U.S. Air Force. From their base in England, he and his crew fly twenty-four treacherous bombing missions over occupied Europe. The war is almost over and Hitler near defeat when they fly their last mission -- a mission destined for disaster. Shot down far behind enemy lines, Jack is taken prisoner and sent to a German POW camp, where his experiences are more terrifying than anything he'd ever imagined.

His Montana Sweetheart

His Montana Sweetheart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460337425
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Publisher: Harlequin
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His Montana Sweetheart by Ruth Logan Herne Book Resume:

Catching His Heart Olivia Franklin suspected coming home to Jasper Gulch would mean eventually running into her first love, Jack McGuire. But she's adamant that she not repeat the mistakes that led to her broken heart. Yet from the moment she lays eyes on her former sweetheart, her resistance begins to crumble. The tall, handsome rancher made his choice all those years ago. He'd gone from the baseball diamond to a high-rise office and finally back home to the Double M—all without her. And no amount of centennial nostalgia can change the past. But the future is another story, and the pretty historian is about to get a lesson in romance from the lonesome cowboy she will never forget! Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history…and love.

Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas

Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0788110144
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
File Size: 413 KB
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Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas by DIANE Publishing Company Book Resume:

Provides technical guidance on how to reduce the risk of flood damages to manufactured homes. Addresses techniques for elevating the manufactured home above anticipated flood levels and for adequately anchoring against flood and wind forces. Also includes "mobile homes." 38 tables, figures and photos.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 802720092X
Author: E. F. Benson
Publisher: e-artnow
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition) by E. F. Benson Book Resume:

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of 'THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)'. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. He started his novel writing career in 1893 with the fashionably controversial Dodo, which was an instant success, and followed it with a variety of satire and romantic and supernatural melodrama. He repeated the success of Dodo, with sequels to this novel, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series consisting of six novels and two short stories. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. Table of Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Lucia in London Mapp and Lucia Lucia's Progress or The Worshipful Lucia Trouble for Lucia The Male Impersonator Desirable Residences Novels: Dodo; A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door David Blaize of King's The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Paying Guests Short Story Collections: The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Visible and Invisible Spook Stories More Spook Stories Historical Works: Deutschland Über Allah Crescent and Iron Cross Charlotte Bronte


THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027202604
Author: E. F. Benson
Publisher: e-artnow
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THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition) by E. F. Benson Book Resume:

This carefully edited collection of "THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents Make Way For Lucia Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Dodo Trilogy Dodo: A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize Series: David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door Other Novels The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Short Story Collections The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Historical Work Crescent and Iron Cross Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories.

Family Business

Family Business [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480443751
Author: Michael Z. Lewin
Publisher: Open Road Media
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No case is too small—or too strange—for the Lunghi family detective agency For the Lunghis of Bath, England, detecting is best discussed around the family dinner table; everyone gets a say. The various members of the Lunghi family are old and cantankerous, young and bolshie, responsible, clever, and even artistic. But relentless curiosity is the one quality they all possess. The Lunghi Detective Agency’s latest client, pretty, thirty-something Eileen Shayler, suspects that her husband, Jack Shayler, is in terrible trouble. Jack failed to return the bottle of dishwashing liquid to its proper place under the sink. Thus, he could be having an affair. Or he has a gambling problem and owes money to his bookie. When the case suddenly collides with several others, the Lunghis will find themselves knee-deep in an unsolved murder, a mysterious stakeout, and some damning personal secrets.

Midnight Wedding

Midnight Wedding [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460365372
Author: Sophie Weston
Publisher: Harlequin
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Midnight Wedding by Sophie Weston Book Resume:

Holly Dent needs protection—but Jack Armour's suggestion isn't quite what she had in mind. Although they've only just met, Jack insists the best way to keep Holly safe is by making her his wife! He claims his motives are purely chivalrous, that their marriage will be strictly temporary. But is Jack fooling himself? Their secret midnight wedding is followed by a passionate wedding night, and everything becomes a little more complicated….

The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs

The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476739862
Author: Ric Edelman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs by Ric Edelman Book Resume:

From one of America’s most trusted financial advisors: a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security. Everyone knows that investing in your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457s, and IRA plans are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees, and has accumulated his advice in this book. Edelman has created a step-by-step guide. With illuminating examples and simple explanations, he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant: how much you need to retire comfortably, how to make wise choices among your investment options, and how to maximize the benefits of your 401(k). Along the way, he debunks the myths and clears up the confusion.

The House of Hidden Secrets

The House of Hidden Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1912973588
Author: CE Rose
Publisher: Hera books Ltd
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The House of Hidden Secrets by CE Rose Book Resume:

‘Disturbing, eerie, and immensely captivating...will send shivers down your spine.’ Reader Review The imposing gates of Ramsay Hall yawned open. As Serena and 4-year-old Lana walked up the long driveway, little did they know the dark secrets that lay within. When Serena Green accepted the role of housekeeper for wealthy widower Hayden Ramsay, she never imagined her new home would be Ramsay Hall, an ancient, sprawling mansion in Northern England. Serena quickly becomes an integral part of the household, making friends with Hayden’s younger son Hugh, despite Jack, his older brother’s, coldness towards her and Lana. But the hall’s beautiful exterior hides many ugly secrets. Though Serena and Jack begin to grow closer, she’s confused by his behaviour around Lana. What is he guilty of? And is there more to their mother’s death than the Ramsay men will admit, even to themselves? As the harrowing past of Ramsay Hall unravels, Serena's fresh start becomes a fresh horror. She fears for her and Lana’s safety, but what are the bleak secrets in Serena’s own past? This house is built on a lifetime of lies... and the truth might just bring the walls crashing down. A twisty, gripping and utterly unputdownable new thriller that fans of Lisa Jewell, C.L. Taylor and Mark Edwards will love. Readers can't wait to enter The House of Hidden Secrets: ‘As I finished the last page, I nearly dropped my eReader! WHAT?!?! Definitely a book you’ll want to pick up!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Gives a new meaning to the description of a twisted plot...I had a hard time putting this book down, it was so intense.’ Reader Review ‘This book drew me in...I loved it. Totally would recommend this to friends. Amazing.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I loved it. Every time I thought I had worked out where the author was going, another twist would be thrown in.’ Reader Review ‘You’re taken through the many twists, turns and secrets that Ramsay Hall has hidden in its walls. I would highly recommend this novel.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Like a modern day Rebecca, The House of Hidden Secrets is a gothic tale full of twists and tension...this story had me holding my breath right up to the final chilling revelation.’ Helen Marsay ‘A divinely layered thriller that makes you gasp on page one and lets you exhale slowly with every turn of the page.’ Stacey Haber 'Dark and disturbing. I was totally engrossed in this book.' Amanda Robson, author of Obsession 'A completely engrossing story, full of intrigue and mystery, and with a dash of romance too. Brilliant!' C.J. Cooper, author of The Book Club ‘Loved how the secrets started to unfold...With one final unexpected revelation at the end, this left me open mouthed.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Loved this one!...Lots of twists and turns along the way. Definitely one I recommend.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘This psychological thriller was a never-ending journey of twists and turns...the author had you hanging onto her every word.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

Friend Zone

Friend Zone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Camilla Isley
Publisher: Pink Bloom Press
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Friend Zone by Camilla Isley Book Resume:

Alice Brown fell in love with Jack the day she moved into her freshman dorm. Problem is, she's been stuck in the friend zone ever since. After another meaningless breakup, she's ready to confess her feelings to Jack. Jack Sullivan has mistaken friendship for love once before and has vowed never to do it again. A varsity sports player, he's determined to enjoy college with no strings attached. Peter Wells is Jack's best wingman. He enjoys his popularity as team captain and when he meets Alice, he's ready to steal her heart. When Jack sees Alice and Peter together, jealousy hits him hard. But will he break his vow to never date a friend? Meet new characters and catch up with old ones in the second book in the Just Friends series. Friend Zone is part of the Just Friends new adult college romance series. Reading order: Book 1 Let's Be Just Friends Book 2 Friend Zone

Death by Perfume

Death by Perfume [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 981461503X
Author: You Jin
Publisher: Epigram Books
File Size: 367 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2762577


Death by Perfume by You Jin Book Resume:

In the late 1970s, a young Singaporean writer arrives in Jeddah with an infant son. She encounters a strange and often hostile environment with curiosity, empathy and good humour. In this collection of linked stories, the narrator confronts, among others, a bored expat wife with dangerously extravagant tastes, a divorced engineer with the face of a camel, and a desperate security guard who finds solace in downing bottles of perfume. Beguiling, plaintive and profoundly insightful, You Jin’s fiction is a vivid evocation of Saudi society.

The French Prize

The French Prize [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466847026
Author: James L. Nelson
Publisher: Macmillan
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File Format: Pdf
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The French Prize by James L. Nelson Book Resume:

Acclaimed, award-winning author James L. Nelson - praised as "a master of both his period and the English language" by Patrick O'Brian - returns to the world of sea and sail in this page-turning historical novel. Jack Biddlecomb has much to live up to, being as he is the eldest son of the esteemed Captain Isaac Biddlecomb, wealthy merchant captain, leading light of the War for American Independence, and newly-minted congressman. Jack finds himself off to a promising start, however, when he's given command of the merchant vessel Abigail bound from Philadelphia for Barbados. But even before the docklines are cast off, the voyage, which should have been routine, begins to look like a stormy passage indeed. Jack is saddled with two passangers, one as unpleasant as he is highborn, the other a confidant of the Abigail's owner who cannot help but meddle in the running of the ship. What's more, with the French making prizes of American merchantmen, Abigail's owner has armed the ship and instructed Jack to fight if need be, thrusting the first-time captain and his small crew into a naval war for which they are totally unprepared. What Jack does not know, but soon begins to suspect, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale.

The Faith Of Men By Jack London

The Faith Of Men By Jack London [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack London
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The Faith Of Men By Jack London by Jack London Book Resume:

"The Faith of Men" is a short story collection originally published in 1904 and contains eight of Jack London's adventure tales, all of them set in London's favorite milieu -- the Yukon Territory. "A Relic of the Pliocene" concerns a "homely, blue-eyed, freckle-faced" hunter named Thomas Stevens and his tracking and eventual killing of a prehistoric mammoth. "A Hyperborean Brew" also concerns Thomas Stevens and his schemes. "In Batard," an evil master makes a monster of an evil dog. Other stories included are "The Faith of Men," "Too Much Gold," "The One Thousand Dozen," "The Marriage of Lit-Lit," "Batard," and "The Story of Jees Uck."

Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2016 Box Set

Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2016 Box Set [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488022283
Author: Marie Ferrarella,Lisa Childs,Amelia Autin,Linda O. Johnston
Publisher: Harlequin
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Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2016 Box Set by Marie Ferrarella,Lisa Childs,Amelia Autin,Linda O. Johnston Book Resume:

Looking for heart-racing romance and breathless suspense? Want stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men? Harlequin® Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles in one collection! THE PREGNANT COLTON BRIDE by Marie Ferrarella The Coltons of Texas When scandal rears its ugly head, rancher Zane Colton offers to marry his pregnant secretary to give her baby his surname and quell the vicious rumors someone is emailing to the entire company. All the while, the disappearance of the Colton family patriarch is being investigated…and Zane is a suspect! BEAUTY AND THE BODYGUARD by Lisa Childs Bachelor Bodyguards Gage Huxton was tortured for six months after being captured behind enemy lines. But that torment was nothing compared to watching the woman he loves become another man's bride. When gunmen storm the wedding, can Gage keep the woman he loves safe…and convince her she's the only one for him? KILLER COUNTDOWN by Amelia Autin Man on a Mission Both Senator Shane Jones and investigative reporter Carly Edwards have loved and lost before. But when an assassin targeting Shane over a controversial vote in Congress puts both of them in danger, they must rescue each other from mortal peril and learn to risk everything for love. COVERT ALLIANCE by Linda O. Johnston Kelly Ladd and Alan Correy are both undercover due to the same murder. Kelly needs protection from the murderer she implicated in the death of her sister, and Alan is looking for enough evidence for a conviction. A fake relationship might help them apprehend her brother-in-law, but it won't remain pretend for very long…

At the Edge of Space

At the Edge of Space [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588343863
Author: Milton O. Thompson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
File Size: 527 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4916186


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In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever flown. The first full-length account of the X-15 program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program. Thompson has translated a highly technical subject into readable accounts of each pilot's participation, including many heroic and humorous anecdotes and highlighting the pilots' careers after the program ended in 1968.