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Lifelode

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Publisher: Jo Walton
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Lifelode is the Mythopoeic Award Winning novel from Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning author Jo Walton. It was published in hardcover in 2009 by NESFA Press and is now available for the first time as an ebook. At its heart, Lifelode is the story of a comfortable manor house family. The four adults of the household are happily polygamous, each fulfilling their ‘lifelode’ or life’s purpose: Ferrand is the lord of the manor, his sweetmate Taveth runs the household, his wife Chayra makes ceramics, and Taveth’s husband Ranal works the farm. Their children are a joyful bunch, running around in the sunshine days of the harvest and wondering what their own lifelodes will be. Their lives changed with the arrival of two visitors to Applekirk: Jankin the scholar and Hanethe, Ferrand’s great grandmother and the former lord of the manor, who has been living for many generations in the East, a place where the gods walk and yeya (magic) is so powerful that those who wield it are not quite human.

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17)

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007429436
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the seventeenth book in the series.

Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15)

Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 000742941X
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the fifteenth book in the series.

Harbors and High Seas

Harbors and High Seas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145323831X
Author: Dean King,John B. Hattendorf
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Harbors and High Seas by Dean King,John B. Hattendorf Book Resume:

This companion for fans of the Napoleonic sea sagas offers maps of the novels’ streets, seas, and coasts, and much more. The tall-masted sailing ships of the early nineteenth century were the technological miracles of their day, allowing their crews to traverse the seas with greater speed than had ever been possible before. Novelist Patrick O’Brian captured the thrill of that era with his characters Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, who visited exotic locales in the service of the Royal Navy. From frigid Dieppe to balmy Batavia, they strolled the ports of the world as casually as most do the streets of their hometown. Packed with maps and illustrations from the greatest age of sail, this volume shows not just where Aubrey and Maturin went, but how they got there. An incomparable reference for devotees of O’Brian’s novels and anyone who has dreamed of climbing aboard a warship, Harbors and High Seas is a captivating portrait of life on the sea, when nothing stood between man and ocean but grit, daring, and a few creaking planks of wood.

The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8)

The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007429347
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the eighth book in the series.

The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12)

The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 000742907X
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the twelfth book in the series.

The Unknown Shore

The Unknown Shore [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393344428
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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An immediate precursor to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series, displaying all the splendid prose and attention to detail that O'Brian's readers expect. Patrick O'Brian's first novel about the sea, The Golden Ocean, took inspiration from Commodore George Anson's fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740. In The Unknown Shore, O'Brian returns to this rich source and mines it brilliantly for another, quite different tale of exploration and adventure. The Wager was parted from Anson's squadron in the fierce storms off Cape Horn and struggled alone up the coast of Chile until she was driven against the rocks and sank. The survivors were soon involved in trouble of every kind. A surplus of rum, a disappearing stock of food, and a hard, detested captain soon drove them into drunkenness, mutiny, and bloodshed. After many months of privation, a handful of men made their way northward under the guidance of a band of Indians, at last finding safety in Valparaiso. This saga of survival is the background to the adventures of two young men aboard the Wager: midshipman Jack Byron and his friend Tobias Barrow, an alarmingly naive surgeon's mate. Patrick O'Brian's many devoted readers will take particular interest in this story, as Jack and Toby form a kind of blueprint for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, the famed heroes of the great Aubrey/Maturin series to come.

The Golden Ocean

The Golden Ocean [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 039334441X
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian Book Resume:

The first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea, a precursor to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series. In the year 1740, Commodore (later Admiral) George Anson embarked on a voyage that would become one of the most famous exploits in British naval history. Sailing through poorly charted waters, Anson and his men encountered disaster, disease, and astonishing success. They circumnavigated the globe and seized a nearly incalcuable sum of Spanish gold and silver, but only one of the five ships survived. This is the background to the first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea, a precursor to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series that shares the excitement and rich humor of those books. The protagonist is Peter Palafox, son of a poor Irish parson, who signs on as a midshipman, never before having seen a ship. Together with his lifelong friend Sean, Peter sets out to seek his fortune, embarking upon a journey of danger, disappointment, foreign lands, and excitement. Here is a tale certain to please not only admirers of O'Brian's work but also any reader with an adventurous soul.

Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5)

Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007429363
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the fifth book in the series.

The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11)

The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 000742938X
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the eleventh book in the series.

The Thirteen-Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13)

The Thirteen-Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007429398
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Thirteen-Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the thirteenth book in the series.

NelsonÕs Navy in Fiction and Film

NelsonÕs Navy in Fiction and Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786458038
Author: Sue Parrill
Publisher: McFarland
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NelsonÕs Navy in Fiction and Film by Sue Parrill Book Resume:

This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.

War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1403919542
Author: A. Jackson
Publisher: Springer
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War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean by A. Jackson Book Resume:

By examining Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, this unique synthesis of imperial and naval/military history, reveals the depths of colonial involvement in the Second World War and the role of colonies in British strategic planning from the eighteenth century. In the century of total war, the British Empire was fully mobilized. The Mauritian home front became regimented, troops were recruited for service overseas, the Eastern fleet guarded the Indian Ocean, and Mauritius became a base for SOE operations and intelligence-gathering for Bletchley.

Harbors and High Seas

Harbors and High Seas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145323831X
Author: Dean King,John B. Hattendorf
Publisher: Open Road Media
File Size: 1998 KB
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Read Count: 4015847

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Harbors and High Seas by Dean King,John B. Hattendorf Book Resume:

This companion for fans of the Napoleonic sea sagas offers maps of the novels’ streets, seas, and coasts, and much more. The tall-masted sailing ships of the early nineteenth century were the technological miracles of their day, allowing their crews to traverse the seas with greater speed than had ever been possible before. Novelist Patrick O’Brian captured the thrill of that era with his characters Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, who visited exotic locales in the service of the Royal Navy. From frigid Dieppe to balmy Batavia, they strolled the ports of the world as casually as most do the streets of their hometown. Packed with maps and illustrations from the greatest age of sail, this volume shows not just where Aubrey and Maturin went, but how they got there. An incomparable reference for devotees of O’Brian’s novels and anyone who has dreamed of climbing aboard a warship, Harbors and High Seas is a captivating portrait of life on the sea, when nothing stood between man and ocean but grit, daring, and a few creaking planks of wood.

Mauritius - Culture Smart!

Mauritius - Culture Smart! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1857335465
Author: Tom Cleary
Publisher: Kuperard
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Mauritius - Culture Smart! by Tom Cleary Book Resume:

Mauritius is a conundrum. A small, exotic, multiethnic island nation in the Indian Ocean, to some it is a multicultural "rainbow," a haven of peace, love, and understanding. Others see it as ethnically divided, cultivating only "sugarcane and prejudice." Opinions differ as to whether it is a Creole island, a Hindu-dominated Little India, or a neo-colonial outpost of the French-speaking world. Optimists see it as the biggest social and economic miracle of the post-colonial world, whereas pessimists believe it to be a social accident waiting to happen. For many visitors Mauritius appears to be a carefree tropical paradise, but its complexity will baffle any foreigner who dares to leave the comfort of the luxury beach resort. Daily life is far from idyllic for the majority of the population struggling to reconcile traditional culture and old ethno-religious antagonisms with the demands of the modern world. Mauritius is a very new nation, formed over the past three centuries. Although the South and East Asian influence is very strong, its most defining characteristic is its very multiculturalism. Its traditions reflect the diversity of the people, and Mauritian language, food and religion form an intoxicating medley. Other customs have been created locally and are shared by all, such as the lively and popular musical tradition of sega. Modernization and global economics mean many younger Mauritians now share a common culture and outlook on life, where the sense of being Mauritian outweighs ancestral ties and divisive communalism. Culture Smart! Mauritius will help you make sense of the modern and the traditional, of shared and ancestral culture, and enable you to navigate your way through the contradictions at the heart of modern Mauritius. Show the expected courtesy and respect and you will meet many extraordinary, warm-hearted, patient, and friendly people who are keen to welcome outsiders from any part of the world.

The World of Patrick O'Brian

The World of Patrick O'Brian [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504038975
Author: Dean King
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The World of Patrick O'Brian by Dean King Book Resume:

Four volumes of history and biography for fans of the Aubrey-Maturin novels, with lore on the Royal Navy and much more. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why is his wife so friendly with Capt. Jack Aubrey? More than any other contemporary author, Patrick O’Brian knew the past. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, beginning with Master and Commander (1969), are distinguished by deep characterization, heart-stopping naval combat, and an attention to detail that enriches and enlivens his stories. In the revised edition of A Sea of Words, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey’s world. In the revised edition of Harbors and High Seas, King details not just where Aubrey and Maturin went, but how they got there. Packed with maps and illustrations from the greatest age of sail, it is an incomparable reference for devotees of O’Brian’s novels and anyone who has dreamed of climbing aboard a warship, as well as a captivating portrait of life on the sea during a time when nothing stood between man and ocean but grit, daring, and a few creaking planks of wood. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British navy was the mightiest instrument of war the world had ever known. The Royal Navy patrolled the seas from India to the Caribbean, connecting an empire with footholds in every corner of the earth. Such a massive navy required the service of more than 100,000 men—from officers to deckhands to surgeons. Their stories are collected in Every Man Will Do His Duty. The inspiration for the bestselling novels of Patrick O’Brian and C. S. Forester, these twenty-two memoirs and diaries, edited by Dean King, provide a true portrait of life aboard British warships during one of the most significant eras of world history. Patrick O’Brian was well into his seventies when the world fell in love with his greatest creation: the maritime adventures of Royal Navy Capt. Jack Aubrey and ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin. But despite his fame, little detail was available about the life of the reclusive author, whose mysterious past King uncovers in this groundbreaking biography. King traces O’Brian’s personal history from his beginnings as a London-born Protestant named Richard Patrick Russ to his tortured relationship with his first wife and child to his emergence from World War II with the entirely new identity under which he would publish twenty volumes in the Aubrey–Maturin series. What King unearths is a life no less thrilling than the seafaring world of O’Brian’s imagination. Patrick O’Brian: A Life Revealed is a penetrating and insightful examination of one of the modern world’s most acclaimed historical novelists.

Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623569222
Author: Brian Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television by Brian Baker Book Resume:

While masculinity has been an increasingly visible field of study within several disciplines (sociology, literary studies, cultural studies, film and tv) over the last two decades, it is surprising that analysis of contemporary representations of the first part of the century has yet to emerge. Professor Brian Baker, evolving from his previous work Masculinities in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres 1945-2000, intervenes to rectify the scholarship in the field to produce a wide-ranging, readable text that deals with films and other texts produced since the year 2000. Focusing on representations of masculinity in cinema, popular fiction and television from the period 2000-2010, he argues that dominant forms of masculinity in Britain and the United States have become increasingly informed by anxiety, trauma and loss, and this has resulted in both narratives that reflect that trauma and others which attempt to return to a more complete and heroic form of masculinity. While focusing on a range of popular genres, such as Bond films, war movies, science fiction and the Gothic, the work places close analyses of individual films and texts in their cultural and historical contexts, arguing for the importance of these popular fictions in diagnosing how contemporary Britain and the United States understand themselves and their changing role in the world through the representation of men, fully recognising the issues of race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and age. Baker draws upon current work in mobility studies and in the study of masculinities to produce the first book-length comparative study of masculinity in popular culture of the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The Road to Samarcand

The Road to Samarcand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007484089
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Road to Samarcand by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

A classic Patrick O’Brian novel, now in ebook format for the first time.

The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11)

The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 000742938X
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the eleventh book in the series.

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17)

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007429436
Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Read Count: 8220778

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The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17) by Patrick O’Brian Book Resume:

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the seventeenth book in the series.