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By Tim Severin

It truly is Constantinople in 1035, and Thorgils has join the Varangian lifeguard, the place he witnesses the glories of the richest urban on earth. He embarks on a crusade introduced to get better Sicily from the Saracens. After years of touring, Thorgils retreats to Sweden, yet is ultimately summoned back to help in coordinating William the Conqueror’s invasion of britain. In September 1066, a Norse fleet of 3 hundred ships sails in the direction of England and the conflict starts off. it's a prophetic dream that makes Thorgils warn the troops of the approaching catastrophe at Stamford Bridge, yet even he can't flip apart what destiny has decreed—the finish of the Viking international.

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By Ben Fogle, James Cracknell

Whilst James Cracknell and Ben Fogle made up our minds to compete within the Atlantic Rowing Race, they proposal they knew what awaited them: approximately 3000 miles of empty ocean, stormy climate and mammoth actual rigidity. yet their epic trip might turn into every now and then a dwelling hell that proven the energy of each fibre in their being

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Download Independence Hall (I, Q, Book 1) by Roland Smith PDF

By Roland Smith

Thirteen-year-old Quest (Q) isn't definite he's prepared for a brand new kinfolk. for a very long time it's simply been him and his mother, Blaze. yet every little thing adjustments whilst Blaze falls in love with Roger they usually begin a brand new rock band known as fit. Now they're married, have successful checklist, and fit goes out on a year-long riding journey around the kingdom. Q, in addition to new stepsister Angela, will take a 12 months off from college and shuttle with the band. For now, domestic can be a luxurious motor trainer and homework could be a website diary in their travels. Perfect-Q can perform his magic methods and Angela can learn her secret agent novels. What can get it wrong? As Q and Angela settle into their new existence and new dating as siblings, they begin to note that definite coincidences don't appear coincidental. for instance, how does a band roadie named Boone locate them in the course of a wasteland the place their trainer simply occurs to collapse? Why does a guy from their parents' marriage ceremony maintain displaying up within the related towns they cease at? once they succeed in Philadelphia, Q and Angela detect this travel is well now not the journey their mom and dad had deliberate and that the "City of Brotherly Love" is stuffed with mysteries and secrets and techniques which could threaten their new lifestyles jointly. as well as his motion event books, Roland is the writer of many award-winning books for kids together with trip of the crimson Wolf; The Captain's puppy: My trip with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; and Thunder Cave, which used to be a 1996 extraordinary Children's exchange ebook within the box of Social reviews. His books with napping endure Press contain W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet; Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet; and N is for our Nation's Capital: A Washington, DC Alphabet. Roland lives close to Portland, Oregon.

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Download Centennial by James A. Michener PDF

By James A. Michener

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s remarkable saga of the West is a charming party of the frontier. Brimming with the dignity of America’s previous, the tale of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested via its humans: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing along with his baby bride from the Amish kingdom; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a prosperous and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, investors, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are introduced jointly within the dramatic conflicts that form the future of the mythical West—and the full country.

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“A hell of a publication . . . whereas he fascinates and engrosses, Michener additionally educates.”—Los Angeles Times

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“Michener is America’s most sensible author, and he proves it once more in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this ebook is a needs to. And if you’re now not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”—The Pittsburgh Press

“An soaking up paintings . . . Michener is a wonderful storyteller.”—BusinessWeek

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By Duncan Price

"Duncan's interest has obtained him right into a lot of tight spots - really actually! As undefined, Duncan fairly desired to be an astronaut yet took to the exploration of internal house as an alternative. just a dozen males may have stood at the moon yet Duncan has squeezed into many areas that nobody has ever been ahead of, and a few locations that nobody is ever more likely to pass back (probably for a superb reason). those memoirs recount Read more...


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Download Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels by Barry Gifford PDF

By Barry Gifford

At the 20th anniversary of the book of Barry Gifford's overseas bestseller, Wild at center, in addition to the anniversary of the Palme d'Or–winning movie variation via director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: the full Novels provides the entire novels and novellas that include the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula speed Fortune, "the Romeo and Juliet of the South": Wild at center, Perdita Durango (also made right into a function film), Sailor’s vacation, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo’s Kiss, undesirable Day for the Leopard guy, and The mind's eye of the Heart.


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"Barry Gifford’s fiction follows characters via a variety of darkish alleys and dirty, disreputable backwaters. David Lynch has stated that studying those novels is, “like taking a look into the backyard of Eden earlier than issues went bad.” undesirable, right here, being a relative term."—Bomb web publication

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Download A Boy Called Duct Tape by Christopher Cloud PDF

By Christopher Cloud

Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old child with out a lot going for him. His classmates have dubbed him “Duct Tape” simply because his tattered discount-store footwear are held jointly with…you guessed it, duct tape. He can’t get away the bullying.

Pablo’s success adjustments after he reveals a $20 gold coin whereas swimming together with his sister in a river close to their domestic. Pablo later buys a $1 treasure map on the county reasonable. The map indicates the path to the “lost treasure” of the infamous outlaw Jesse James. Pablo can’t aid yet ask yourself: Is there a hyperlink among the map and the gold coin?

He is set to determine, and he, his 9-year-old sister, Pia, and 13-year-old cousin, Kiki, lease an ill-mannered cave advisor, Monroe Huff, and start a treacherous underground event looking for treasure. Their treasure hunt is made extra perilous simply because they're being by way of the evil Blood brothers, who wish the treasure for themselves. The Blood brothers will cease at not anything to say the treasure as their very own.

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By John Marsden

The wait is over for the belief to John Marsden's exciting Ellie Chronicles!

Ellie is a fighter. She has religion in her personal skills. yet she's now not Superwoman. now not all battles might be received with a gun and bullets, and not has she confronted enemies so ruthless or so brutal. even if she has pals at her facet or stands by myself, for Ellie, enemies are far and wide. lifestyles as she is aware it really is approximately to change.

John Marsden's explosive finale to The Ellie Chronicles pushes Ellie to the sting in a demanding, gripping, and entirely wonderful conclusion.

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Download Adventure Guide to Champlain and Hudson River Valleys by Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke PDF

By Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke

Insurance contains the fairway Mountains, Adirondacks, Catskills and Berkshires. From the northern tip of ny, the Foulkes take you up the Hudson all of the solution to Lake Champlain and Vermont. They discover the encompassing mountains and the lakes of the quarter, together with the easiest hikes, scenic drives, canoe journeys and different actions. Lake George, Killington, Lake Placid, Stockbridge, Lake Mohonk, Rhinebeck, Sleepy hole - those are only a number of the highlights.

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