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HIJACKED Armed with missiles and other military weapons, pirates take control of the high seas, ravaging ships and killing off their crews in the process. They're on the brink of becoming unstoppable-unless Mack Bolan can put an end to their pillaging. Using a cargo freighter as bait, Bolan attempts to lure the pirates into an attack. But when his plan backfires, he learns the leader of the group is more than a worthy opponent. He's not only tactical in his planning, but a skilled fighter in multiple disciplines. And his influence reaches deep into one of Europe's most notorious crime families. Bolan will need more than just his sea legs to seek and destroy the pirate fleet and its brutal, calculating commander. The open ocean is a war zone, and the Executioner isn't taking prisoners.
Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail.Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax, The Pirate Primer contains three centuries of distinctive terms and usages uttered by (and attributed to) pirates in film, TV, literature, and history. Discover more than 100 pages of threats, curses, oaths, insults, and epithets; 31 types of pirate drink; 60 different pirate terms for ''woman''; 67 kinds of pirate torture and punishment; 44 distinct definitions of ''aargh''; and more. Each entry in the Primer is accompanied by an excerpt, so you can see the words and phrases used in proper context by actual pirates. And each linguistic concept is introduced by a related anecdote or narrative account, so you can live the language while you learn it. Whether you're simply fascinated by the culture of the Brethren of the Coast or you fancy yourself a modern-day corsair, The Pirate Primer is your guide to authentic pirate speak. Should you ever stare down Davy Jones and he demands proof that you're one who flies no flag, despair not. You'll be able to talk the talk, and no mistake.
Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made possible by her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and her stalwart Privy Council, including Sir William Cecil, Sir Francis Walsingham, and Sir Nicholas Bacon. All these men contributed their vast genius, power, greed, and expertise to the advancement of England. In The Pirate Queen, historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth I, focusing on her uncanny instinct for financial survival and the superior intellect that propelled and sustained her rise. The foundation of Elizabeth's empire was built on a carefully choreographed strategy whereby piracy transformed England from an impoverished state on the fringes of Europe into the first building block of an empire that covered two-fifths of the world. Based on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of personal letters between Elizabeth and her merchant adventurers, advisers, and royal "cousins," The Pirate Queen tells the thrilling story of Elizabeth and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas, planted the seedlings of an empire, and amassed great wealth for themselves and the Crown.
Join the pirate crew in their final spectacular adventure!Jolly, Griffin, and their pirate friends are back, battling to save the world from the evil Maelstrom. Griffin leaves his magic room in the belly of a giant whale to take on the lord of the kobalins. Princess Soledad fights to protect the sea star city and encounters an awe-inspiring serpent god. Together, Jolly and Munk make their way underwater to reach the center of the Maelstrom. There they meet the beautiful Aina, who is a polliwog like themselves but from an ancient time. Is she a girl or a ghost? A friend or an enemy?While the battle for the sea star city is raging, Jolly learns the shocking truth about Aina. As Jolly begins to understand the past, she realizes what she must do to save the whole Caribbean. But is she already too late? This rip-roaring fantasy filled with nonstop action is a perfect ending to magical mastermind Kai Meyer's swashbuckling Wave Walkers trilogy.
When Frank, Joe, and Chet hear that a pirate ship sank near Bayport hundreds of years ago, they don't believe it. But then they find a strange silver coin, an old pirate weapon, and a tattered treasure map with a big X on it. Now they're determined to find the treasure -- even if they have to dig up every backyard in Bayport!
What do you do when you want to play superheroes but your friends want to play pirates? You play both, of course! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this retelling of an episode of Julius Jr., the hit Nick Jr. preschool series based on the creative spirit and lovable characters of Paul Frank.
Arr! It's the first day of first grade, and it's all hands on deck for a young pirate and his crew. How much trouble can they get into? What will they do at recess? And, most important, what treasure awaits them at school?
At large during the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812, privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf. Pirates to the U.S. Navy officers who chased them, heroes to the private citizens who shopped for contraband at their well-publicized auctions, the brothers became important members of a filibustering syndicate that included lawyers, bankers, merchants, and corrupt U.S. officials. But this allegiance didn't stop the Laffites from becoming paid Spanish spies, disappearing into the fog of history after selling out their own associates.William C. Davis uncovers the truth about two men who made their names synonymous with piracy and intrigue on the Gulf.
From the coast of Southern Europe to Morocco and the Ottoman states of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli, Christian and Muslim seafarers met in bustling ports to swap religions, to battle and to trade goods and sales - raiding as far as Ireland and Iceland in search of their human currency. Studying the origins of these men, their culture and practices, Adrian Tinniswood expertly recreates the twilight world of the corsairs and uncovers a truly remarkable clash of civilisations Drawing on a wealth of material, from furious royal proclamations to the private letters of pirates and their victims, as well as recent Islamic accounts, Pirates of Barbary provides a new perspectives of the corsairs and a fascinating insight into what it meant to sacrifice all you have for a life so violent, so uncertain and so alien that it sets you apart from the rest of mankind.
A long way from home, Sandy and Jack Casperin escape their abusive father and disappear into Crocodile Swamp, a remote wilderness in the Florida Keys. With nothing but their wits and limited supplies, the boys must learn to fend for themselves as they survive surrounded by snakes, massive crocodiles and a territorial hammerhead shark. But it is only with the help of newfound friends?a local girl their age, and an old sailor (who might be a real pirate!)? that they can truly escape from their tragic past and make a new life for themselves. .
a ghostly ship with black sails that haunts the Caribbean-its crew and captain cursed for all time to search for a mysterious treasure. Will Turner, a young blacksmith with no patience for pirates, does not believe the stories. But he should. When the woman he loves is taken by the villainous crew, Will finds himself seeking help from the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Jack, however, has his own reasons for helping the young Mr. Turner. Now the odd pair must escape the clutches of the Royal Navy, face a crew of cursed men, and chart a course to an island that cannot be found in order to save Will's beloved and get back something Jack lost long ago. ... =====
Everything in Droon is changing. Lord Sparr has disappeared. Ko and Gethwing have fled to the Dark Lands. An old villain is back - Ving, leader of the Hawk Bandits! Can Eric and his friends put a stop to the pirates? Or will they be lost at sea?
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.
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.
Junior comes knocking on the door to the ship of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. He thinks not doing anything sounds good, so he wants to hop on board and be pirate number four! This fun and wacky band of pirates convince Junior the importance of going to school and following God's plan for his life. Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun. Now that's the Big Idea! Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.
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!
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.
The west isn't only wild. Sometimes it's just plain strange. When the airship The Merry Widow arrives in Professor Von Maxwell's city of gruff coal miners for fuel, the lonely men of Ironstation scramble to impress the all female crew. But the crew isn't in the mood for romance. On the run from a vicious bordello Madam, the ladies of The Merry Widow are recovering from a run-in with a pack of wild natives. Not to mention that their ship houses the world's greatest scientific breakthrough since the invention of the airbag...a genuine clockwork man that goes by the name of Atom Loquacious. The west just got a bit weirder in this tale of clockwork romance and sky-bound
... 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.
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.
Journalist Madison Wade decides to move to Philadelphia when one of her articles on violence in the city hits too close to home. Madison and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but he's persistent and unlike anyone she's ever met before. As a romance develops between them, Madison becomes comfortable in the rural setting, and when Ethan becomes friends with Jordan, a fellow outsider at school, Buckeye begins to feel like home. But a tragic death changes everything for them. When Jordan's father is murdered during a weekend camping trip, Ethan becomes the prime suspect. Gabe's investigation of the murder causes a rift in his relationship with Madison. As small town gossip builds a damaging case against Ethan, Madison races to discover the truth. Heartbroken and lost, she struggles to find anyone who will believe in her and Ethan, despite their past.
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