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In this high-seas adventure, bestselling author Arturo Perez-Reverte brings to life a time when Spain was revered, feared, and hated in the easterly seas and when the only thing needed to summon hell on earth (or sea) was a Spaniard and his sword.
They were renegades now, running for their lives, and searching for the five gold rings that could win their freedom.
She was his deffiant captive.With her flame gold-hair and azure eyes, Skye Kinsdale was a prize beyond compare. Betrothed to a lord she'd never met, she set sail for America sworn to reject him on sight until the infamous pirate Silver Hawk seized her ship and banished all other men from her life. Burning with rage and passion, she was determined to destroy the arrogant buccaneer, to be free at any cost...He Was Her Keeper...And Her SlaveThe black prince of the seas, he was feared by pirate and privateer alike. Silver Hawk vowed he would have the vixen, make her crave his savage embrace. She was his--by law of the sea. The man who commanded a Caribbean kingdom swore he would teach his wild temptress to love, to surrender to the lawless thrill of...A Pirates Pleasure.From the Paperback edition.
Disguised as a man, Claire Gentry is searching for the treasure her long-lost father never found. But her façade doesn't fool pirate Nate Carter-the man who stole her heart, and the man who can help her find the treasure. But they may realize that what they've really been searching for isn't riches, but each other.
Young and orphaned, Tom Pippin has just been sold by his greedy uncle to the captain of a great sailing ship bound for America. Although Tom has been sold into slavery, no one can buy or sell his unwavering spirit. Tom longs to be free on the shores of America, but when a pirate's ship captures his boat, the young boy's life changes forever. Pirate Captain Land and his motley crew of men reveal to Tom all of the secrets and dangers of the pirate's life. Peter Burchard's black and white drawings throughout illustrate Tom's journey.
Ahoy! First published in 1950, Golden Books is pleased to reissue this delightful hardcover collection of 24 stories and poems, including Pirate's Cove, The Little Lost Island, and The Careful, Cheerful Sailor by Kathyrn and Byron Jackson. All sea-loving children--and their parents--will be wowed by Gustaf Tenggren's beautiful illustrations.
14-year-old Nathan dreams of fighting pirates in faraway lands. Then his father dies, leaving Nathan penniless. When Tamo, the son of a famous pirate, invites Nathan to join him in Madagascar it seems as if Nathan's daydreams are coming true. Nathan, his sister Maud, and Tamo seem to find adventure -- and danger -- everywhere.
It is a sad and sorry day when Burnt Beard the Pirate and his scurvy crew swagger into Old Cheyenne looking to bury their treasure. Black Bob McKraw--terror of the Wild West--and his posse don't take too kindly to pirates invading their town. And to add insult to injury, the pirates and cowboys can't understand a lick of what the others are saying. None of them cowboys speak Pirate, and none of them pirates speak Cowboy. Who will save the day before these sorry--and stinky!--bilge rats and yellow-bellied varmints draw their cutlasses and six-shooters? From the creator of the hilarious Creepy Carrots, comes the story of a simple misunderstanding that almost meant the end of Old Cheyenne.From the Hardcover edition.
Set sail for high-seas hijinks and nautical nonsense with those paragons of Pirattitude who invented the famous International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Whether readers are old hands at pirating or hopeless landlubbers, the Pirate Guys will have them pirate-savvy in no time with sure-fire pirate pickup lines for any occasion, tips on how to make their pirate party a buccaneer ball that even Martha Stewart would be proud of, and help determining their true pirate monicker.
Psychic private eye Elizabeth Chase finds her unique talents pitted against her most brutal and baffling case yet--the pursuit of a vicious murderer wanted in connection with the scalping of a Native American casino owner. Elizabeth soon learns that the tranquil setting of the Temecu reservation belies a dangerous undercurrent of political scheming, racism, and pure human greed. As she struggles to figure out who can be trusted, Elizabeth must call upon all of her resources not only to solve the crime, but to restore her own spirit.
Pish and Posh are very best friends. They live in the same house, share their chores, and usually get along. One day, a Fairy Handbook mysteriously lands at their door. An awfully curious Posh can't resist the book's magic, despite Pish's warnings. When Posh learns that being a beginner fairy is tough work -- and possibly big trouble -- will Posh turn to her wise friend Pish for help? Young readers are sure to fall in love with this adorable and riotously original new pair of characters!
With their new book of Fairy Magic, best friends Pish and Posh are ready to be fairies. Fairies need wings, and in order to get their wings they must make a wise wish. Wishing wisely is not so easy, especially when two friends sometimes have trouble seeing eye to eye. Thankfully, with a little help from the Monster Under the Bed, Pish and Posh are reminded that cooperation can bring rewards. The second book about this funny pair is filled with more magic!
Ultra-snobby Clara Frankofile has everything an eleven-year-old girl could want. She's fabulously wealthy, she lives alone in a penthouse apartment with its own roller coaster, and all of New York City is afraid of her! Each night at the Pish Posh restaurant, she watches the glittery movie actresses and princesses, and decides who is important enough to stay and who she will kick to the sidewalk in disgrace. But Clara's world is turned upside down when she discovers that a peculiar mystery is happening in the restaurant, right under her upturned nose. With the help of a whip-smart twelveyear- old jewel thief, Clara embarks on a wildly dangerous mission through the streets of New York to solve a 200-hundred-year-old secret. Crackling with humor and boundless imagination, Pish Posh is a wry commentary on our obsession with all things celebrity and our never-ending rush to grow up.
Amanda moves to London with nothing but her guitar and her collection of punk music as the soundtrack to her every move. With the company of a few friendly voices in her head, she looks for-and finds-a best friend and new lover. She forms a band, Lesbian Raincoat, and completely rewrites the story of her life.In this irreverently funny yet profound novel, Amanda risks deportation, recalls the fervor of AIDS activism in the United States, connects to the class struggle of punk, and finds redemption in love. But she also must confront her own mental illness, her lover's rape, and the violence of post-9/11 politics. Pissing in a River captures the glee and turbulence of surviving the cacophony of modern life.Lorrie Sprecher is the author of Sister Safety Pin and Anxiety Attack. She was a member of ACT UP/DC, has a PhD in English and American literature, and resides with her dog Kurt in Syracuse, New York. The punk song "It's a Heteronormative World, No!," recorded by her band Sugar Rat, appears on a compilation put out by Riot Grrrl Berlin.
Cassie's not really sure how it started, but eating pistachio nuts always makes her feel better. Whenever her parents have a shouting match, the pressure of running for freshperson class president gets overwhelming, or her beautiful sister calls her a giraffe, grabbing a handful of red nuts somehow helps. Cassie has medicine for her asthma attacks; why not have a prescription for "unhappiness attacks"?
As Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor, an army private commits a simple crime that will change his life foreverRichard Mast is a misfit in the infantry unit at Pearl Harbor. A bright mind in a sea of grunts, his only joy on the morning of December 7, 1941, is that today he has guard duty, which means he gets to carry a pistol. Usually reserved only for officers, the close-quarters weapon is coveted by every man in the infantry for its beauty and the sense of strength it gives the wearer. Mast intends to return the gun at the end of his shift--until the Japanese Navy intervenes. Turmoil erupts when the first bombs fall, and as the Army scrambles to organize its response to the swarm of enemy aircraft, Mast decides to hang on to the weapon, becoming a criminal on the day his country most needs heroes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.
Pistol is more than the biography of a ballplayer. It's the stuff of classic novels: the story of a boy transformed by his father's dream -- and the cost of that dream. Even as Pete Maravich became Pistol Pete -- a basketball icon for baby boomers -- all the Maraviches paid a price. Now acclaimed author Mark Kriegel has brilliantly captured the saga of an American family: its rise, its apparent ruin, and, finally, its redemption. Almost four decades have passed since Maravich entered the national consciousness as basketball's boy wizard. No one had ever played the game like the kid with the floppy socks and shaggy hair. And all these years later, no one else ever has. The idea of Pistol Pete continues to resonate with young people today just as powerfully as it did with their fathers. In averaging 44.2 points a game at Louisiana State University, he established records that will never be broken. But even more enduring than the numbers was the sense of ecstasy and artistry with which he played. With the ball in his hands, Maravich had a singular power to inspire awe, inflict embarrassment, or even tell a joke. But he wasn't merely a mesmerizing showman. He was basketball's answer to Elvis, a white Southerner who sold Middle America on a black man's game. Like Elvis, he paid a terrible price, becoming a prisoner of his own fame. Set largely in the South, Kriegel's Pistol, a tale of obsession and basketball, fathers and sons, merges several archetypal characters. Maravich was a child prodigy, a prodigal son, his father's ransom in a Faustian bargain, and a Great White Hope. But he was also a creature of contradictions: always the outsider but a virtuoso in a team sport, an exuberant showman who wouldn't look you in the eye, a vegetarian boozer, an athlete who lived like a rock star, a suicidal genius saved by Jesus Christ. A renowned biographer -- People magazine called him "a master" -- Kriegel renders his subject with a style that is, by turns, heartbreaking, lyrical, and electric. The narrative begins in 1929, the year a missionary gave Pete's father a basketball. Press Maravich had been a neglected child trapped in a hellish industrial town, but the game enabled him to blossom. It also caused him to confuse basketball with salvation. The intensity of Press's obsession initiates a journey across three generations of Maraviches. Pistol Pete, a ballplayer unlike any other, was a product of his father's vanity and vision. But that dream continues to exact a price on Pete's own sons. Now in their twenties -- and fatherless for most of their lives -- they have waged their own struggles with the game and its ghosts. Pistol is an unforgettable biography. By telling one family's history, Kriegel has traced the history of the game and a large slice of the American narrative.
... During the Holocaust, total darkness reigned in the world. The Jew reached his point of utter degradation: an insect to be stomped out. Rochman's story has a different twist from most other Holocaust literature, however. ... Though it stays scrupulously close to the facts, complete with accurate names and dates, "The Pit & the Trap" is a book of hope. Not of facile hope or of saccharine optimism but of a tempered faith in humankind. LEYB ROCHMAN (1918-1978) was born in Minsk-Mazowiecki, some twenty-five miles from Warsaw. As a young man, he was close to Porisover Hasidim and studied in the Amudei Torah yeshiva in Warsaw. Prior to the war he was a journalist for the Warsaw Yiddish press. The Germans occupied Minsk-Mazowiecki on 13 September 1939 and established a ghetto there in October 1940. Rochman was married in the ghetto, shortly before escaping its final liquidation. While still in hiding, he began to keep a record of his experiences which he completed in Switzerland soon after the war. It was published in Paris under the title And in Your Blood Shall You Live and won the Hoffer-Leyb Prize awarded by the World Congress for Jewish Culture in 1949. Everything contained in this harrowing chronicle actually happened. Except for Froiman, who now lives in the USA, all those who hid together with the author settled in Israel after the War. Itche-Konyak, the sixteen-year-old boy from Kaluszyn, was killed fighting in the War of Independence. Rochman's daughter, Rivka Miriam, is a noted artist and Hebrew poet; his son Yehoshua, is a concert violinist.
Three fantasy novels including: DRAGON'S BLOOD, HEART'S BLOOD AND A SENDING OF DRAGONS. DRAGON'S BLOOD A bond servant in Master Sarkkhan's dragon barns, young Jakkin Stewart hopes to obtain his freedom by stealing a dragon hatchling and secretly training it to become a champion fighter. HEART'S BLOOD Jakkin risks everything--his freedom, his dragon, even his life--to rescue his beloved in this stirring sequel to Dragon's Blood. Author Jane Yolen has written more than 150 books for children and adults. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A SENDING OF DRAGONS. The spellbinding climax to the Pit Dragon Trilogy. Young dragon master Jakkin Stewart and his beloved Akki are on the run. Behind them are murderous government forces; ahead lies only a forbidding mountain wilderness. There they find a network of caves which they think will provide a refuge from their pursuers. But within the caves is something bloodier than anything Jakkin and Akki have ever imagined.
This New York Times bestselling girl detective has one hot summer ahead!River Heights is in an uproar when the local zoo reports that one of its exotic venomous snakes has been snake-napped! It's only a matter of hours, though, before an anonymous tip leads the police to the missing critter-- in the home of Nancy's friend, Charles Adams. Nancy isn't sure what to think of all this-- until Charles appeals to her to help him prove his innocence. She can't resist taking the case. If he really is innocent, perhaps she can help clear his name. If he's guilty, she'll be able to satisfy herself to that fact as well.
Stranded on a French highway, a wine merchant discovers a conspiracy Twenty-six kilometers from Bordeaux, Seymour Merriman's motorcycle runs low on gas. He is waiting for a passing motorist to come to his rescue when he notices a lorry turn down a nearby country road. Following it leads him to a mill, where an English firm manufactures pit-props for coal mines. They give him two liters of petrol and send him on his way, but not before he sees something odd. The lorry he saw on the road was marked No. 4, but it has been changed to No. 3--a peculiar incident that will lead Merriman into the greatest danger he has ever known. With the help of a customs officer, Merriman looks into the mill's business, and discovers that nothing about the little English firm is as it seems. All he wanted was a few liters of petrol, but he has stumbled across the century's most fiendish crime. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
This short story from the anthology FaceOff pairs Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay--and features characters from their bestselling novels--in a one-of-a-kind thriller matchup.FBI Agent Sean Reilly (hero of Khoury's five-million-copy bestseller The Last Templar) is tracking a criminal who is in possession of a lethal biological agent and threatening to unleash it on innocent civilians. But now Reilly has a bigger problem: his quarry, known online as Faustus, has created an explosive diversion and stolen a truck from a restaurant parking lot--and inside that truck is a teenage girl. General contractor and single dad Glen Garber (of Barclay's 2011 bestseller The Accident) had stopped to grab a snack for his daughter Kelly when they both got caught up in the chaos in the parking lot. Thinking she'd be safest in the truck, he ordered her inside, and that was the last time he saw her. Agent Reilly must navigate the chase with nerves of steel, attempting to free Kelly Garber from the madman's clutches without endangering thousands of lives in the process--and all with her terror-stricken father right by his side. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!
The Trilogy of The Epic of the Wheat includes the following novels: THE OCTOPUS, a Story of California. THE PIT, a Story of Chicago. THE WOLF, a Story of Europe.
If you make it through the gates which house Emerald City, one of D.C.'s deadliest projects, you'll run into four women with colorful ski coats and designer jeans. And if you don't belong, you'll quickly find out what they have nestled inside the Marc Jacob or Louis Vuitton purses they keep closely to them. These females aren't just pretty faces. They were taken out of their beds and placed on the throne by the hustler's they loved. Their only request was that the Emerald City squad remain true. But when Thick, the self proclaimed leader of the clique decides to bring an outside chick into the picture to floss using the money their girlfriends earned, the security of the operation is jeopardized, sides are chosen and all hell breaks loose. Immediately they decide to remove the gang-stresses from power to prevent their emotions from interfering with business. But it's easier said than done and their ungratefulness only incites their fury. Once they shared their beds together, now they fought a war against one another for the ownership of a million dollar empire. Four women against their ex men. Who will reign supreme? The men who taught them everything they knew about the game? Or the Pitbulls in a Skirt? This novel contains violence and adult situations.
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