Download Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, Book 1) by Mary Renault PDF

By Mary Renault

Alexander the good stands on my own as a pace-setter and strategist, and fireplace from Heaven is Mary Renault's unsurpassed dramatization of the youth of his lifestyles. His mom and dad struggle for his or her precocious son's love: On one facet, his risky father, Philip, and at the different, his overbearing mom, Olympias. the tale tells of the conqueror's nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest good friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions whilst he's slightly an adult.

Coming of age through the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the good seems to be in all of his colors—as the guy who first takes someone's lifestyles at age twelve and who quickly removes his competitors once he involves power—and emerges as a charming, complicated, larger-than-life figure.

Fire from Heaven is the 1st quantity of the Novels of Alexander the good trilogy, which maintains with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games.

This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the writer.

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Download O Shepherd, Speak! (The Lanny Budd Novels, Book 10) by Upton Sinclair PDF

By Upton Sinclair

Filenote: PDF retail from EBL. Publisher/EBL seem to have created it through taking their great epub and switched over to PDF instead of the common attractive PDF imprint.
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1949
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From the cave in of the 3rd Reich to the destruction of Hiroshima to the Nuremberg Trials, Lanny Budd bears witness to the start of a brand new international order

As a undercover agent for President Franklin Roosevelt, Lanny Budd was once in a position to infiltrate the internal circle of the Nazi excessive command and glean crucial details on behalf of the Allied reason. Now, because the negative worldwide clash methods its long-awaited end, the newly commissioned Captain Budd of the USA military is to be had to witness the ultimate cave in of the 3rd Reich within the aftermath of the conflict of the Bulge.

The nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brings international warfare II to an finish, yet now not even the demise of Franklin Roosevelt can free up Lanny from his tasks as Presidential Agent 103. A devastated Europe has to be rebuilt, and there's a invaluable reckoning nonetheless to return within the middle of defeated Germany, the place the lovers who murdered numerous hundreds of thousands will stand trial for his or her crimes.

O Shepherd, Speak! is the penultimate quantity of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize–winning dramatization of twentieth-century global historical past. An surprising mixture of experience, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of the author's imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.

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Download The Soldier's Return (Soldier's Return, Book 1) by Melvyn Bragg PDF

By Melvyn Bragg

EPUB eISBN: 9781848942622
Original booklet: 1999
Electronic book: 2011

Right from the beginning, whilst the teach sporting British soldier Sam Richardson domestic to Wigton after his carrier within the Burma crusade breaks down miles from city and he and his military comrades need to stroll domestic, it's transparent we're within the palms of a compassionate, clear-sighted author. Bragg's paintings has been in comparison to that of Hardy and D.H. Lawrence, now not with no a few justice. His smalltown everyone is heavily and warmly saw, yet with no shred of sentimentality, and even supposing this tale is familiar¢a guy domestic from a dehumanizing battle unearths it challenging to readjust¢it has seldom been imbued with such rueful humanity. For Sam, England after WWII, and after the sufferings he and his males continued within the frightful jungle campaigns, is stuffy and restricting; quickly he starts off dreaming of wider horizons. His cherished spouse, Ellen, even if, is fortunately rooted within the little northern city the place she grew up; their small son, Joe, who has hardly ever recognized his father, is bewitched but additionally afraid of him. How the kin works out its destiny within the shabby postwar years is Braggs tale, and he makes of it anything right away endearing and heroic. such a lot of scenes, the regimental reunion, Joe's efforts to win pals one of the tricky city childrens, a last scene at a railway station as heartrending because the motion picture short come upon, linger within the brain. The e-book is a small vintage, deeply touching and precise.

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Download Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada PDF

By Hans Fallada

In response to a real tale, this never-before-translated masterpiece was once missed for years after its author--a bestselling author sooner than global warfare II who stumbled on himself in a Nazi insane asylum at war's end--died prior to it used to be published.

In a richly targeted portrait of lifestyles in Berlin below the Nazis, it tells the sweeping saga of 1 working-class couple who comes to a decision to take a stand whilst their in basic terms son is killed on the entrance. With not anything yet their grief and every different opposed to the notable energy of the 3rd Reich, Otto and Anna Quangel release an easy, clandestine resistance crusade that quickly has an enraged Gestapo on their path, and an international of terrified acquaintances and cynical snitches able to flip them in.

In the tip, each guy Dies by myself is greater than an edge-of-your-seat mystery, greater than a relocating romance, much more than literature of the top order--it's a deeply stirring tale of 2 humans status up for what's correct, and for every other.

This version comprises an afterword detailing the gripping background of the booklet and its writer, together with excerpts from the Gestapo dossier at the real-life couple that encouraged it.

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Download Wish You Well by David Baldacci PDF

By David Baldacci

Precocious 12-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives within the stressful manhattan urban of 1940 together with her relations. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her more youthful brother, oz., needs to select their invalid mom to continue to exist their great-grandmother's farm within the Virginia mountains. without notice Lou reveals herself coming of age in a brand new panorama, making her first precise buddy, and experiencing adventures tragic, comedian, and audacious. however the forces of greed and justice are approximately to conflict over her new domestic . . . and as their fight is performed out in a crowded Virginia court, it is going to confirm the way forward for childrens, a complete city, and the mountains they love.

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Download Matters of Choice (Cole Family Trilogy, Book 3) by Noah Gordon PDF

By Noah Gordon

"**A portrait of a skilled and brave girl health care professional who stares at her mirrored image within the glass ceiling, and makes a decision to hunt and discover a extra significant life.**

Roberta Jeanne d’Arc Cole is favourite to be named affiliate leader of drugs at a Boston medical institution. She is married to a health professional. They personal a trophy place of abode on ancient Brattle road in Cambridge and a summer season residence within the Berkshire Hills.

Everything melts away. Her gender and her paintings at an abortion health center price her the health center appointment. Her marriage fails. overwhelmed, she is going to the farmhouse in Western Massachusetts, considering to promote it, and reveals an unforeseen existence. How she maintains to struggle for each woman’s correct to decide on, whereas acknowledging her personal ticking clock and maternal craving, makes this prize-winning 3rd tale of the Cole trilogy as appropriate as tomorrow.

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Download A Touch of Stardust: A Novel by Kate Alcott PDF

By Kate Alcott

From the hot York occasions bestselling writer of The designer comes a blockbuster novel that takes you backstage of the filming of *Gone with the Wind*, whereas turning the highlight at the passionate romance among its speeding best guy, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.

When Julie Crawford leaves fortress Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she by no means imagines she’ll go paths with Carole Lombard, the incredible actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern fatherland. The younger girl has goals of changing into a screenwriter, however the simply activity Julie’s capable of finding is one within the studio exposure place of work of the notoriously tough manufacturer David O. Selznick, who's busy burning via administrators, writers, and funds as he movies long gone with the Wind.
even if tensions run excessive at the set, Julie reveals she will be able to step onto the again lot, take up the odor of smoky gunpowder and the smooth rustle of hoop skirts, and believe the mystical international of long gone with the Wind come to existence. Julie’s entry to real-life magic comes whilst Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invitations her into the glamorous international Carole stocks with Clark Gable, who's approximately to maneuver into motion picture background because the rushing Rhett Butler.
Carole Lombard, fortunately profane and uninhibited, makes no mystery of her courting with Gable, which poses anything of an issue for the studio simply because Gable is technically nonetheless married—and the very last thing the movie wishes is extra destructive exposure. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious newshounds, hoping to avoid information about the affair from slipping out. yet she will be able to slightly stay alongside of her blond organization, not to mention keep watch over what comes out of Carole’s mouth, and—as their friendship grows—Julie quickly reveals she doesn’t are looking to. Carole, either clever and humorous, turns into Julie’s version for breaking freed from the past.
within the ever-widening scope of this tale, Julie is given a front-row seat not to one yet of the best amorous affairs of all time: the indisputable on-screen chemistry among Scarlett and Rhett, and offscreen, the deepening love among Carole and Clark. but underneath the glossy façade, issues in Hollywood are by no means really what they appear, and Julie needs to learn how to stability her profession aspirations and her personal budding romance with the oversized personalities and overheated drama on set. shiny, romantic, and choked with previous Hollywood info, a marginally of Stardust will front, shock, and enjoyment.

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Download The Crimson Castle by Samantha Holt PDF

By Samantha Holt

"With her father useless and her brother lacking within the crusades, girl Evelyn reveals herself within the clutches of the infamous Lord Tibald. yet whereas she can be targeting spurning the advances of the lord, Evelyn fights a starting to be charm to the enigmatic and brooding Gabriel, Tibald's darkly unnerving right-hand guy. As she turns into conscious of Gabriel's cruel nature, she struggles to reconcile herself with the eating nature in their bond, whereas attempting to comprehend the 2 aspects of the conflicting guy. the entire whereas, Lord Tibald plots to get his arms on Evelyn's lands...and her.

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Download Abomination by Gary Whitta PDF

By Gary Whitta

He's England's maximum knight, the guy who kept the lifetime of Alfred the nice and a complete state from a Viking invasion. but if he's referred to as again into carrier to wrestle an endemic of vast beasts often called abominations, he meets a destiny worse than loss of life and is condemned to a lifetime of agony, solitude, and remorse.

She is a fierce younger warrior, raised between an elite order of knights. pushed by way of a dismal mystery from her prior, she defies her controlling father and units out on a perilous quest to do what none prior to her ever have―hunt down and kill an abomination, alone.

When an opportunity stumble upon units those opposed to each other, a tremendous coincidence will lead them towards a salvation they by no means idea possible―and turn out that the ability of affection, mercy, and forgiveness can shine a hopeful mild even in history’s darkest age.

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