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The Secret of the League

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Publisher: Good Press
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"The Secret of the League" by Ernest Bramah. 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.

Essential Novelists - Ernest Bramah

Essential Novelists - Ernest Bramah [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3985515352
Author: Ernest Bramah,August Nemo
Publisher: Tacet Books
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Essential Novelists - Ernest Bramah by Ernest Bramah,August Nemo Book Resume:

Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Ernest Bramah which are The Secret of the League and Kai Lung's Golden Hours. Ernest Bramah humorous works were ranked with Jerome K. Jerome and W. W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. George Orwell acknowledged that Bramah's book, What Might Have Been, influenced his Nineteen Eighty-Four. Bramah created the characters Kai Lung and Max Carrados. Novels selected for this book: - The Secret of the League. - Kai Lung's Golden Hours. This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.


Cape [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534439137
Author: Kate Hannigan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Cape by Kate Hannigan Book Resume:

“Readers…will be enamored by this blend of history, mystery, and superpowered action.” —Booklist (starred review) “Has the exciting pace of a superhero adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team—the first in a new series! Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie can’t fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government. After an official tosses out her puzzler test because she’s a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Hauntima to Zenobia to Hopscotch. But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls’ abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes who’ve recently gone missing. Inspired by remarkable real-life women from World War II—the human computers and earliest programmers called “the ENIAC Six”—this pulse-pounding adventure features bold action and brave thinking, with forty-eight pages of comic book style graphic panels throughout the book. Readers will want to don their own capes for an adventure, and realize they have the power to be a superhero, too!


Mask [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534439161
Author: Kate Hannigan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Mask by Kate Hannigan Book Resume:

A trio of young superheroes try to thwart a spy in this second book in the action-packed, comics-inspired adventure series that’s Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman! After defeating The Hisser—and discovering their power as a team—Infinity Trinity is ready for its next adventure. When Akiko, Mae, and Josie learn that a spy has been betraying secrets to the Japanese military, they join Room Twelve in San Francisco for important work with other code-cracking experts. But soon there is personal code to crack: Akiko spots her mom walking with the suspected spy through San Francisco, which had been her family’s home until Executive Order No. 9066 sent Akiko and all Japanese Americans on the West Coast into internment camps. Teaming up with brilliant members of The League of Secret Heroes—like real-life World War II code-crackers Genevieve Grotjan and Elizebeth Friedman—Akiko, Mae, and Josie search for answers as they battle the evil clown Side-Splitter, who’s bent on destroying not only the city, but the Infinity Trinity, too. As clues begin to pile up that her mother has become entangled with Side-Splitter’s sinister plot, can Akiko solve the most important puzzle of all?

The Secret Treasure

The Secret Treasure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1634505948
Author: Winter Morgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A new series from the author of The Quest for the Diamond Sword—will Noah and Violet protect an enchantment book to save the Overworld? Treasure hunters and protectors of the Overworld Noah and Violet stumble upon a chest in a jungle temple. The treasure chest includes a rare enchantment book that can make diamond swords and armor extremely powerful. Daniel, who runs the powerful league of griefers, wants the enchantment book for himself. Noah and Violet have to battle the league of griefers, including the tricky and powerful rainbow griefers. Can the duo do it alone, or do they need more people to help them protect the Overworld from this powerful league of evil griefers? This is a test of survival, as griefers use several tricky tactics to steal the enchantment book and use it to destroy life in the Overworld. But the battle isn’t just one between the good guys and the griefers. With unpredictable hostile mobs attacking without warning, can Noah and Violet come up with a good plan to hide the book from the griefers and stay alive? Find out in this first installment in a new series for Minecrafters! Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The League

The League [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375987134
Author: Thatcher Heldring
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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The League by Thatcher Heldring Book Resume:

"This book is a solid choice for reluctant readers who also happen to love football."--School Library Journal Just when it seems that his football dreams are history, Wyatt's older brother, Aaron, makes an unexpected offer: If Wyatt ditches golf camp, he can play with Aaron in the League of Pain: the roughest and most secretive rogue football league in town. Now Wyatt has a choice. He can play by the rules like he always does, or he can follow his heart—even if it means lying to the people he cares about the most. But if Wyatt wants to play in the league, he must learn to accept the penalties.

Spark and the League of Ursus

Spark and the League of Ursus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1683691679
Author: Robert Repino
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Spark and the League of Ursus by Robert Repino Book Resume:

Toy Story meets Stranger Things in this epic tale of warrior teddy bears and the children they protect. Spark is not your average teddy bear. She’s soft and cuddly, sure, but she’s also a fierce warrior. At night she fulfills her sacred duty: to protect the household from monsters. But Spark’s owner Loretta is growing up and thinks she doesn’t need her old teddy anymore. When a monster unlike any other descends on the quiet home, everything changes. Children are going missing, and the monster wants Loretta next. Only Spark can stop it. She must call upon the ancient League of Ursus—a secret alliance of teddy bears who are pledged to protect their human friends. Together with an Amazon-princess doll and a timid sock monkey, the bears are all that stands between our world and the one that lies beneath. It will be a heroic chapter in the history of the League . . . if the bears live to tell the tale.

Secrets of the Tomb

Secrets of the Tomb [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0759527377
Author: Alexandra Robbins
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Secrets of the Tomb by Alexandra Robbins Book Resume:

This is the only exposé of one of the world's most secretive and feared organizations: Yale University's nearly 200-year-old secret society, Skull and Bones. Through society documents and interviews with dozens of members, Robbins explains why this old-boy product of another time still thrives today.

His Wicked Secret

His Wicked Secret [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1947206362
Author: Lauren Smith
Publisher: Lauren Smith
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When a lady decides to become a spy, she must resist all temptation...especially love. Audrey Sheridan is London’s sweetheart, a position that allows her access to the ton and all its secrets. As the enigmatic writer, Lady Society, she is wild, reckless, and speaks her mind. She matchmakes wicked rogues with their perfect wives. But there’s one thing she’s failed to find since her debut. A husband for herself. And there’s only one man she’s ever wanted. There’s just one problem...he doesn’t want her. What’s a lady to do to mend her broken heart? Run off to become a spy... Jonathan St. Laurent is anything but a saint and certainly not husband material. He spent nearly his entire life as a servant to his half-brother the Duke of Essex. He’s trying to play the gentleman now, but it’s damned hard when he’s tempted by the ton’s darling spitfire Audrey. There’s something about her that makes him want to abandon the rules of polite society and show her just how wicked he can be...which is why it’s better to avoid the minx altogether. When Audrey’s plan to be a spy is discovered, Jonathan knows he must move heaven and earth to protect her while guarding his own secret...

The League of Seven

The League of Seven [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466838507
Author: Alan Gratz
Publisher: Macmillan
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The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz. In an alternate 1875 America electricity is forbidden, Native Americans and Yankees are united, and eldritch evil lurks in the shadows. Young Archie Dent knows there really are monsters in the world. His parents are members of the Septemberist Society, whose job it is to protect humanity from hideous giants called the Mangleborn. Trapped in underground prisons for a thousand years, the giant monsters have been all but forgotten—but now they are rising again as the steam-driven America of 1875 rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn. When his parents and the rest of the Septemberists are brainwashed by one of the evil creatures, Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

How to Win

How to Win [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178335125X
Author: Anon
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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How to Win by Anon Book Resume:

"I saw men under pressure. I saw men succeed and more men fail. I always wondered where the difference lay." What separates the good from the truly great players? How do football managers get the best out of their team? How do you come back from a crushing defeat to win? In an inspirational, funny and thought-provoking new book, The Secret Footballer teams up with The Secret Psychologist to crack the secrets of success and share with us the tricks and tips that keep the top players at the top of their game. Exploring the winning mindset from confidence to concentration, exposing the successes, the failures and the frauds, this book will shock and entertain. And while most of us will never dribble like Messi or strike like Suarez, we can learn to think like them. How To Win is the thinking fan's handbook for those who want to win. At football or at life.

The Complete Works of Ernest Bramah (Including Max Carrados Mysteries & Kai Lung Fantasy Series)

The Complete Works of Ernest Bramah (Including Max Carrados Mysteries & Kai Lung Fantasy Series) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026852575
Author: Ernest Bramah
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Complete Works of Ernest Bramah (Including Max Carrados Mysteries & Kai Lung Fantasy Series) by Ernest Bramah Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Ernest Bramah (Including Max Carrados Mysteries & Kai Lung Fantasy Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author. He published numerous thriller books, detective stories and supernatural tales, creating the characters Kai Lung and Max Carrados. Bramah's detective stories were ranked with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells, his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood and his humorous works with Jerome K Jerome. George Orwell acknowledged that Bramah's book, The Secret of the League, influenced his Nineteen Eighty-Four. Table of Contents: Max Carrados Series The Coin of Dionysius The Knight's Cross Signal Problem The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage The Clever Mrs. Straithwaite The Last Exploit Of Harry the Actor The Tilling Shaw Mystery The Comedy at Fountain Cottage The Game Played In the Dark The Virginiola Fraud The Disappearance of Marie Severe The Secret of Dunstan's Tower The Mystery of the Poisoned Dish of Mushrooms The Ghost at Massingham Mansions The Missing Actress Sensation The Ingenious Mr. Spinola The Kingsmouth Spy Case The Eastern Mystery The Secret of Headlam Height The Mystery of the Vanished Petition Crown The Holloway Flat Tragedy The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes The Ingenious Mind of Mr. Rigby Lacksome The Crime at the House in Culver Street The Strange Case of Cyril Bycourt The Missing Witness Sensation The Bravo of London: A Novel Kai Lung Series The Transmutation of Ling The Story of Yung Chang The Probation of Sen Heng The Experiment of the Mandarin Chan Hung The Confession of Kai Lung The Vengeance of Tung Fel The Career of the Charitable Quen-Ki-Tong The Vision of Yin, the Son of Yat Huang The Ill-Regulated Destiny of Kin Yen, the Picture-Maker Kai Lung's Golden Hours Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat Other Novels The Mirror of Kong Ho The Secret of the League

THE LEAGUE OF BIG BROTHERS - 18 Dystopia Classics in One Volume

THE LEAGUE OF BIG BROTHERS - 18 Dystopia Classics in One Volume [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026874722
Author: George Orwell,Aldous Huxley,Sinclair Lewis,C. S. Lewis,Jack London,Yevgeny Zamyatin,Owen Gregory,Hugh Benson,H. G. Wells,Ignatius Donnelly,Ernest Bramah,Milo Hastings,Arthur Dudley Vinton,Francis Stevens,Anthony Trollope
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THE LEAGUE OF BIG BROTHERS - 18 Dystopia Classics in One Volume by George Orwell,Aldous Huxley,Sinclair Lewis,C. S. Lewis,Jack London,Yevgeny Zamyatin,Owen Gregory,Hugh Benson,H. G. Wells,Ignatius Donnelly,Ernest Bramah,Milo Hastings,Arthur Dudley Vinton,Francis Stevens,Anthony Trollope Book Resume:

When George Orwell gave his famous line "the big brother is watching you!” little would he have imagined that soon enough his prophetic vision will materialise in our everyday lives. In our home, in our streets, in our governments, in our offices, the all-seeing eye of big brother is watching and weighing our every move… This edition thus brings to you the most disturbing dystopias written by the finest authors to make the shivers go down your spine: 1984 (George Orwell) Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) It Can't Happen Here (Sinclair Lewis) That Hideous Strength (C. S. Lewis) Iron Heel (Jack London) We (Yevgeny Zamyatin) Meccania the Super-State (Owen Gregory) Lord of the World (Hugh Benson) When The Sleeper Wakes (H. G. Wells) The Time Machine (H. G. Wells) The First Men in the Moon (H. G. Wells) Caesar's Column (Ignatius Donnelly) The Secret of the League (Ernest Bramah) City of Endless Night (Milo Hastings) Looking Further Backward (Arthur Dudley Vinton) The Heads of Cerberus (Francis Stevens) The Fixed Period (Anthony Trollope) Animal Farm (George Orwell)

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534426604
Author: Ryan Calejo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo Book Resume:

“A perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan.” —Booklist (starred review) “A winner for all kids, but it will be especially loved by Latinx and Hispanic families.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America. Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving. But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself. Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Peluda (a.k.a. the Hairy Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world). No pressure, muchacho.

The League

The League [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626363307
Author: Bill Mills
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The League by Bill Mills Book Resume:

Two weeks before the U.S. entered World War I, a Chicago advertising executive visited the Department of Justice with a proposal - organize the country’s businessmen into a secret force of volunteer agents to ferret out and investigate enemy activities within the United States. The country, overcome by a wave of patriotic fervor, had also become gripped with fear and uncertainty of the influx of immigrants from the very countries with which the country was now at war. The idea received quick approval and caught on like wildfire. Soon thousands of volunteers in every major industry, trade and profession were on the alert nationwide, maintaining surveillance and investigating cases for the Department of Justice Bureau of Investigation. They would grow to become 250,000 strong. Written as a real-life adventure story, The League reveals how the organization began, the manner in which it operated, and the varied missions that it performed on behalf of the U.S. government. It is an extraordinary chapter in American history, when almost any citizen could receive official credentials as a volunteer investigator. From a running gun battle on the streets of Philadelphia, to the seizure of a disguised German commerce raider on the high seas, to the hunt for the radical bomber that attacked the Federal Building in Chicago, The League is a fascinating true story that will not soon be forgotten.

The League of Wives

The League of Wives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250161126
Author: Heath Hardage Lee
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee Book Resume:

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known story — a profile of courage that spotlights 1960s-era military wives who forge secret codes with bravery, chutzpah and style. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down." — Beth Macy, author of Dopesick and Factory Man "Exhilarating and inspiring." — Elaine Showalter, Washington Post The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington—and Hanoi—to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves “feminists,” but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands’ freedom—and to account for missing military men—by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, and most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands. In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the story of these remarkable women for the first time. The League of Wives is certain to be on everyone’s must-read list.

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101210540
Author: Lauren Willig
Publisher: Penguin
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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig Book Resume:

Everything is coming up carnations in this national bestselling series Realizing romantic heroes are a thing of the past, graduate student Eloise Kelly is determined to focus on her work. Her first stop: England, to finish her dissertation on the English spies of the Napoleonic Wars, like the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But her greatest conquest is to reveal the most elusive spy of them all, the dashing Pink Carnation. As she does, she discovers something for the history books-a living, breathing hero all her very own...

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 398551061X
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Book Resume:

When an unidentified monster threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard in the attack, only to find that the monster is actually a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally imposing man who calls himself Captain Nemo. Thus begins a journey of 20,000 leaguesnearly 50,000 milesthat will take Captain Nemo, his crew, and these three adventurers on a journey of discovery through undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, and even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Vernes novel of undersea exploration has been captivating readers ever since its first publication in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walters reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary science fiction classic is complete and unabridged down to the smallest substantive detail.

The Game

The Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316242217
Author: Jon Pessah
Publisher: Little, Brown
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The Game by Jon Pessah Book Resume:

The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation. It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all. This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals--with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more. Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported book and the must-read, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball's Golden Age.

The Mysteries of Udolpho

The Mysteries of Udolpho [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3736806949
Author: Ann Radcliffe
Publisher: BookRix
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The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe Book Resume:

The Mysteries of Udolpho is a quintessential Gothic romance, replete with incidents of physical and psychological terror; remote, crumbling castles; seemingly supernatural events; a brooding, scheming villain; and a persecuted heroine. Radcliffe also added extensive descriptions of exotic landscapes in the Pyrenees and Apennines. Set in 1584 in southern France and northern Italy, the novel focuses on the plight of Emily St. Aubert, a young French woman who is orphaned after the death of her father. Emily suffers imprisonment in the castle Udolpho at the hands of Signor Montoni, an Italian brigand who has married her aunt and guardian Madame Cheron. Emily's romance with the dashing Valancourt is frustrated by Montoni and others. Emily also investigates the mysterious relationship between her father and the Marchioness de Villeroi, and its connection to the castle at Udolpho.