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The manuscript of 1814. A history of events which led to the abdication of Napoleon: Written at the command of the emperor, by Baron Fainby Baron Agathon-Jean-François Fain
The 1814 Campaign in France saw Napoleon desperately struggling for survival as the Allies closed in following his defeat at the Battle of the Nations in 1813. Many historians avow that Napoleon's fight to retain his throne and his Empire during the early months of 1814 remain his greatest hour, despite ultimate failure.Along with Napoleon on his lightning campaign were his staff, including Baron Fain, who was Napoleon's secretary. Napoleon would often dictate to his secretaries his musings, correspondence and insights, always at extreme speed and sometimes into the small hours of the night: in short they were privy to his innermost thoughts. After Napoleon's final fall, Fain was given the task of preparing a book to record his experiences and the French point of view of the Campaign. His eyewitness account is an interesting narrative on the battles and military and political events leading to the Emperor's defeat and abdication in 1814.Author -- Baron Fain, Agathon-Jean-François, 1778-1837.Translator -- AnonText taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, H. Colburn and co., 1823.Original Page Count - vii, 412 p.Illustrations -- 1 Facsimile.
Recollections Of The Eventful Life Of A Soldier: By The Late Joseph Donaldson, Sergeant In The Ninety-Fourth Scots Brigadeby Sergeant Joseph Donaldson
Donaldson "was born in Glasgow, where his father was employed by a mercantile house. With some school companions he ran away to sea and made a voyage to the West Indies, which disenchanted him of a sea life, and he returned home and was sent back to school by his father. Early in 1809 he again ran away, and without communicating with his friends enlisted in the old 94th (Scotch, or Scots, brigade). He accompanied the regiment to Jersey, then to Spain, where it took part in the desperate defence of Fort Matagorda during the siege of Cadiz, and afterwards was with Picton's division in the principal battles and sieges in the Peninsula from 1811 to 1814" (Oxford DNB). He "was an intelligent man, and possessed a wider set of interests than was common in the ranks, so that it is always worthwhile to look up his notes and observations. His description of the horrors of Masséna's retreat from Portugal in 1811 is a very striking piece of lurid writing . . . The Eventful Life of a Soldier is well worth reading" (Oman, Wellington's army p. 30).Author -- Sergeant Joseph Donaldson (1793-1830)Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Philadelphia, G. B. Zieber & co., 1845.Original Page Count - vii, and 231 p.Illustrations -- 9 maps and plans.
General De Brack served Napoleon and France for many years as a light cavalryman during the wars that raged for over a decade. He served under some of the most able and dashing of officers, including the legendary Lasalle and the celebrated Pajol. During this time, the skills and instincts of outpost duty were engraved on his mind, time-taught instincts long forgotten by the army in peace time. In his older age he was approached by the officers of his regiment to recount his advice, lessons and memoirs so that the invaluable experience could be passed on. In his book, Light Cavalry Outposts, General De Brack dispenses his maxims for service in the light cavalry interspersed with memories of his service under the eagles of Napoleon. Author -- General Fortune de Brack (1794-1854)Translator -- Colonel L A Hale, R.E. (d. 10.1914)Text taken, whole and complete, from the fourth edition published in London, W. Mitchell and Co, 1876.Original Page Count - xxii, 308 p.Illustrations -- 3 maps and plans.
Lady Daisy should be ecstatic when her brother, the earl, allows Mr. John Brent to propose. She's been plotting their marriage for two years. However, she is surprised to find herself underwhelmed and blames their distant cousin, Reuben, for unsettling her. Reuben Longreach wonders whether the earl understands the first thing about Daisy's nature and her need for a life with more drama than the Season allows. It's abundantly clear to him that Daisy and John are not suited, but the minx accepts his proposal nonetheless. Meanwhile, Daisy hatches a plan to attach Reuben to her beautiful, beleaguered Scots cousin, Elspeth. Little does she know that Elspeth is the focus of a more sinister plot that threatens Daisy too. Will Reuben be able to thwart the forces surrounding Daisy before she is irretrievably tied to John? Will Daisy find the maturity to recognise her dilemma may be of her own making before it's too late?
Jon and Saul comes home to find their village torched, and everyone they know kidnapped by evil goblin troopers. Armed with little more than rotten eggs and help from their new friend Anya, they take the goblins on and rescue their parents. Only, they somehow end up trying to save one race from slavery, and another from complete annihilation.
In Dirt Daughter, seventeen-year-old Elena Black has concealed the secret to her childhood friend's murder for eight years. With the possibility of a college scholarship looming, she plans to keep that secret and flee her dysfunctional home; one with a drug-addicted mother, a stepsister she just met, and a bitter, abusive uncle. But, when a detective reopens the cold case and a friend sets her up on a date with the new boy at school, the past and present collide, threatening Elena's future plans...and her life.
4 YA novels in 1: Joshua's Tree by N.W. Harris...Chased by flesh-eating mutants and aided by an overbearing warrior princess, brainy Joshua must save the future--from himself. Relocated by Margaret Fieland...On planet Aleyne, a teenage boy discovers a terrorist plot and learns more than his own life is at risk. Palace of the Twelve Pillars by Christina Weigand...When Prince Joachim is kidnapped and twin Brandan attempts a rescue, both will search their faith and familial loyalty. Wakefield by Erin Callahan and Troy H. Gardner...Troubled teens Max and Astrid bond while questioning the true nature of the psychiatric treatment facility where they are forced to live.
4 YA novels in 1: Quest of the Hart by Mary Waibel...A reverse Sleeping Beauty tale where the princess goes on the quest to save the prince. Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston...Julia has a secret: she killed the guy she loved. It was an accident--sort of. Tex, the Witch Boy by Stuart R. West...Someone is killing the bullies of Clearwell High...what's your average teenage boy witch to do? Nightmares by Donna McDunn...Emily must accept her gift of clairvoyance and remember her past, when a psychopath returns to kill again.
4 Sci-Fi novels in 1: Exiled: Autumn's Peril by Rosalie Skinner...Hunted by off world assassins, haunted by ghosts, homesick for a planet light-years away, Caleath's quest is to survive and escape. / Becoming NADIA by Cyrus Keith, Epic Winner..."What's one more little white lie?" Inspector of the Cross by John B. Rosenman...Across four millenna, Turtan, our greatest hero, battles to save all humanity from invincible aliens. Spectra by Joanne Elder...What happens when the fragile line between genius and insanity is drawn with the blood of an entire species?
Prodigies of Mystery: Edition I offers you 3 novels in 1. José Picada, P.I.: Deception Al Denteby Heather Fraser Brainerd and David Fraser...Paranormal Mystery. New detective Josie Cates never thought her first real case would lead to the world of black magic. The Last Bequest by Lisa J. Lickel...Cozy Mystery - Just how high a price does buried treasure command? Wild Vengeance by M.G. Thomas...Suspense Mystery - Deaths, threats and sick attacks in a small, rural English town and the local church is the scene of several incidents.
3 Mystery Novels in 1...Starke Naked Dead by Conda V. Douglas...Jeweler Dora must become a sleuth to solve a murder in the first of the Starke Dead cozy mystery series. An Older Evil by Lindsay Townsend...In the spring of 1386 trouble is brewing, murderous trouble... The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery by C. Chessher...In The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery, newspaper reporter Glennis Dunning and Deputy Sheriff Jake Briggs join forces to free a Hispanic teenager wrongly accused of murder.
Sometimes we find more than we're looking for... Will Moran is always getting into trouble. But this time, Will, who cleans and cooks and takes care of his younger twin sisters while his mom works, didn't do it. Will's class is collecting donations to benefit the local soup kitchen. Every time his teacher catches Will earning a buck from a bet, it ends up in the donation can. When the money goes missing, Will's the prime suspect. After all, most of the money came from him. Will and his eclectic group of friends set out to find the thief and prove his innocence, but they end up finding so much more.
Jan-nell the bowdancer, now pregnant with her second child, and her daughter, Mira-nell, trek up a mountain where bards' tales have said a village of warrior women exists. Jan-nell makes this trip in winter--and in her condition--in order to find a place for Mira-nell where the child's precocious abilities will be accepted. The women on the mountain, though, are not fighters or even man-haters. They have chosen to live apart from the world in a village of only women, led by a sisterhood of hunters. Chandro, a beautiful trackfinder, rescues Jan-nell and her daughter, offering them a home and the promise of love.
What do you do when your view of the world gets turned on its head? Eleven-year-old Josh Cooper is surprised when his new nanny ends up being a dude, but that pales in comparison to how he feels when he learns the nanny, Aiden, is also a werewolf. Aiden teaches Josh about the Imaginary World, even introducing him to his friends Larry Fancypants (a suave-yet-goofy vampire) and Steve Lickerman (a tall-yet-meek leprechaun). This fascinating world seems harmless, until Josh learns of the shadowy wraith that's stalking New York, attacking creatures and stealing their powers. As werewolves are ideally suited for fighting wraiths, Aiden is called upon to help capture the elusive Mr. Midnight, unintentionally drawing Josh even deeper into the strange and mysterious.
In this sequel to Life With a Fire-Breathing Girlfriend, David Fraser has a world of trouble on his hands. Well, more like three worlds of trouble...His mother is dying of lung cancer. His employer's experimental weight-loss drug is turning people into flesh-eating psychopaths. And Ingrim Thain, an undead necromancer, has murdered the program's research director and taken over his body. If all that weren't enough, a cat with working thumbs just moved into David's house.Thain doesn't even want to be enemies--he offers David wealth and power beyond anything he's ever known. He even offers to cure David's mother and spare those he loves from the coming war. All Thain wants is for David to stay quiet about the drug's side effects.Do the right thing and his mother dies. Do the wrong thing, and his mother lives while billions of others die. For David, the solution is simple. Thain's appetite for conquest endangers not only Earth, but Rose's world and every other world Thain learns about. Thain must be stopped. But how do you kill someone whose will has already proven stronger than death itself?
Billy's grade 7 year is not at all what he expected. Lampson School is not the same. It is cold and unwelcoming. Worse than that, there is something weird going on--a dark figure in a window, crows attacking him and his best friend Ricky, a strange girl, Amy, who looks like she belongs in the past and his nemesis, Andrew is picking a fight with him. It doesn't seem to matter what he does, the school is out to get him, but why? It's not until the dark figure tries to kill him that he realizes he has to solve the mystery of the missing boys to understand why he is a target. With Amy's help, he might be able to figure it out and stop the evil entity, but with Ricky not wanting to include her and his own self-doubts keeping him from acting, the evil may have already won.
Emily's psychic abilities have grown since the acceptance of her "gift" and the defeat of the father and son sociopaths, the Nelsons, whom she has sent away to prison for life. But when an old friend of her boyfriend, Tony, comes to Charles City, Emily is suspicious and fears things may not be as they seem. Something, or someone, a "Shadow" of darkness, appears to be taking over the bodies of new friends and old. Then Max, Emily's murdered dog from her childhood, suddenly comes onto the scene. Emily is certain the ghost dog's presence means big trouble is brewing. As her fears grow, the arrival of a young murder victim, adds to her stress, but she vows to find a way to help the child, no matter what. Her visions aren't working and only adding to her confusion.A young man shows up, ostensibly to be of assistance. He claims to be her 'soulmate' of sorts. But is he? Or is he simply symbolic of more trouble on the horizon for Emily and her true love?Will Emily accept his help to protect those most important to her from an evil, vengeful ghost, and prevent him from turning the innocent into killers? And will she discover where the child's body is hidden and who killed her, so the young girl and her family can finally have peace? Perhaps, in this case, only the "Shadow" knows.
A reluctant psychic who can relive the past, a man well versed in keeping secrets, and a psychopathic killer enter a deadly game where the past determines the future.Changing the past is an impossibility ex-Marine, Cynthia "Cyn" Arden, understands all too well. Struggling in the aftermath of a botched mission, which cost her two teammates, her military career, and a fledging relationship, she's brought home by a panicked phone call. The psychic killer behind her nightmares has escaped military custody to hunt down the remaining teammates, one by one. Next on his murderous list--Cyn. Her only chance at survival is to master the psychic ability she's spent years denying.The killer's game brings her face to face with the one person guaranteed to throw her off kilter--the unsettling and distracting man she left behind, Kayden Shaw. Once she believed he'd stand by her side, until he chose his job and his secrets over her. A choice that's left the scars of the past etched deep on her mind and heart.To survive this twisted game, Cyn must risk trusting her heart and accepting who and what she is, or lose not only her life, but the man she loves.
Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio always believed the Grim Reaper was a fairy tale image of a skeleton with a scythe. Now, forced to enter the College of Deaths, she finds herself training to bring souls from the Living World to the Hereafter. The task is demanding enough, but as the only female in the all-male College, she quickly becomes a target. Attacked by both classmates and strangers, Suzie is alone in a world where even her teachers want her to fail. Caught in the middle of a plot to overthrow the World of Deaths, Suzie must uncover the reason she's been brought there: the first female Death in a million years.
Tag Seawell's strange turns are frightening his shipmates. Each time his eyes turn black unexpected things happen. He can't explain why. When strangers come to town searching for a man of his description, the locals fail to mention his existence. The stranger's arrival and departure before Tag returns from sea, give him his first hope of learning about his past and perhaps curing him of the unexplained fits he falls into. Leaving his woman behind Tag follows the strangers and embarks on a perilous and confusing voyage of discovery. Nothing prepares Tag for the revelations his journey brings. From pirates, to warring dragons, whales, starships and an alien god, new experiences jog old memories. Discovery comes with a price. Why does Death want his unborn child? Why does a race of sorcerers want his help? How is he supposed to influence dragons and how does he know and do things he should not know?
No one knows what happened to the little Princes of the Tower. That's what Dane, Paige, and Jack are told when they start working on a medieval documentary for Dane and Paige's filmmaker father. But then an ancient medallion transports them back to the fifteenth century and gives them a chance to discover the truth about the mysterious disappearance of young King Edward the Fifth and his brother Richard, Duke of York. But they'd better be careful. The princes are definitely in danger, and the person responsible for their disappearance just might decide that their new friends should disappear as well.
As is tradition, Terra learns on the Saturday past her twelfth birthday that she is a Nature's Spirit. It is her legacy to serve in the peaceful underground city of Concord. Learning she is named in a prophecy and being threatened by the leader of the death tribe...that part breaks tradition. The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld, responsible for delivering fatalities with a smile and cleaning up after themselves until Blanco, recent leader of the Trepidus, decides the day of reckoning for his species is coming. He begins organizing the creatures and leads them toward an uprising. The prophecy says there is one person who can stop him. Terra. With Spirit of Security, Frank, protecting her, Terra attempts to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents. Together, they go on a rogue investigation to learn how to defeat Blanco. In the end, it comes down to a battle of the minds. The future of Concord is at stake. Will Blanco, the older, more experienced being win? Or will Terra, the young, new Spirit earn back the peace of the city?
Leaving the chapel in London's 19th century Thames' side where she teaches the alphabet to a raggle-taggle of urchins, Mariah Fox is charged by a stray pig. The quick intervention of Tobias Longreach saves her from certain injury. Mariah has always believed her destiny to be teaching. After the early death of her mother, she was brought up by her papa, Jerome, to believe that she could learn anything a boy could. She shares his vision of a future in which everyone, rich or poor, boy or girl, will be taught at least the rudiments of reading, writing, and counting. Tobias was brought up a second son, but following his elder brother's premature death, inherits an Earldom and the need to provide it with an heir. He comes to believe that Mariah will make a perfect countess and enrolls her papa's help in securing her hand. However, Sir Lucas Wellwood, whose debts have made him urge his sister to attempt to trap Tobias into marriage, has sinister intentions. Mariah suspects Wellwood has been mistreating his sister and she heads off impetuously to rescue her. Will Tobias and his friends reach Wellwood's home before he can exact revenge on Mariah?
Grace has a secret. Just like her aunt, and her grandmother before her, she could fix anyone with a touch, at a cost she never questioned -- until her husband developed cancer and died. Believing no one would forgive her for not being able to save him, Grace runs from the life she knew, hoping even God wouldn't find her in a little out-of-the-way town in Michigan. It takes a very sick man and his little boy to help her face her past, accept who she is and battle her way back to redemption. Just when she and Ted begin to hope for the future, he relapses. Grace faces the ultimate choice once again: Trust God to work through her precious gift, or let a terminally ill man die. What if the price is more than she can pay?
Princess Kaylee has never had to fight for anything. Her entire life has been arranged, even her marriage. But when Prince Devlin falls under an enchantment, she finds she is willing to do anything to save him, even if it means fighting a dragon. Devlin's own sister, Princess Arabella, is behind the deadly plot. She wants the throne and will use any means necessary to gain it. Her perfect plan unravels, leaving Devlin caught in a magical sleep that is slowly spreading through the kingdom of Breniera. All Arabella needs to finish her spell and claim the crown is a drop of Kaylee's blood, but obtaining the single drop is proving more difficult than expected. To save her betrothed, Kaylee embarks on a quest to find an ancient sword and gather a drop of dragon's blood, while trying to stay out of Arabella's traps. But Arabella's traps aren't the only danger. Time is everything. For once the last inhabitant of the kingdom falls asleep, the spell will be sealed, and not even true love's kiss will break it