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Landed Gently

Author : Alan Hunter
ISBN : 9781849017909
Genre : Fiction
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Having been invited to spend Christmas in the country, fishing for pike, Gently finds himself hunting a completely different predator when a guest at Merely Hall, a nearby stately home, is found dead at the foot of the grand staircase on Christmas morning. At first the tragedy is assumed to be a simple accident, but Gently is not one to jump to conclusions and is soon in no doubt whatsoever that this was murder. Merely produces the finest tapestries in England but the threads that Gently must unravel in his investigation are more complex than any weaver's design, with everyone from the lord of the manor to his most lowly servant falling under suspicion. Praise for Alan Hunter's Gently books: 'It is always a pleasure to look forward to another Gently book by Alan Hunter ...' Police Review

The Genealogist S Guide To Printed Pedigrees

Author : George William Marshall
ISBN : OXFORD:600080749
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Gently French

Author : Alan Hunter
ISBN : 9781472108784
Genre : Fiction
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She was the most alluring murder suspect he'd ever dealt with, but Gently knew Mimi Deslauriers was key to the execution of an underworld crime boss, and he was determined to prove it. The unflappable Inspector George Gently has become a household name through the hit BBC TV series starring Martin Shaw. These are the original books on which the TV series was based, although the George Gently in Alan Hunter's whodunits is somewhat different to his TV counterpart. He is more calculating, more analytical, and his investigations are even more enthralling.

William H Pickering

Author : Douglas J. Mudgway
ISBN : UOM:39015077644295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biography of William H. Pickering, 1910-2004 On the first day of February 1958, three men held aloft a model of Explorer 1, America's first Earth satellite, for the press photographers. That image of William Pickering, Wernher von Braun, and James Van Allen became an icon for America's response to the Sputnik challenge. Von Braun and Van Allen were well known, but who was Pickering? From humble beginnings in a remote country town in New Zealand, Pickering came to California in 1928 and quickly established himself as an outstanding student at the then-new California Institute of Technology (Caltech). At Caltech, Pickering worked under the famous physicist Robert Millikan on cosmic-ray experiments, at that time a relatively new field of physics. In 1944, when Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was developing rocket propulsion systems for the U.S. Army, Pickering joined the work-force as a technical manager. He quickly established himself as an outstanding leader, and 10 years later, Caltech named him Director of JPL. And then, suddenly, the world changed. In October 1957, the Sputnik satellite startled the world with its spectacular demonstration of Soviet supremacy in space. Pickering led an intense JPL effort that joined with the von Braun and Van Allen teams to answer the Soviet challenge. Eighty-three days later, on 31 January 1958, America's first satellite roared into Earth orbit. A few months after that, Pickering's decision to affiliate JPL with the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration set the basis for his subsequent career and the future of NASA's ambitious program for the exploration of the solar system. In the early days of the space program, failure followed failure as Pickering and his JPL team slowly ascended the "learning curve." Eventually, however, NASA and JPL resolve paid off. First the Moon, then Venus, and then Mars yielded their scientific mysteries to JPL spacecraft of ever-increasing sophistication. Within its first decade, JPL-built spacecraft sent back the first close-up photographs of the lunar surface, while others journeyed far beyond the Moon to examine Venus and return the first close-up views of the surface of Mars. Later, even more complex space missions made successful soft-landings on the Moon and on Mars. Pickering's sudden death in March 2004 at the age of 93 was widely reported in the U.S. and overseas. As one NASA official eulogized him, "His pioneering work formed the foundation upon which the current program for exploring our solar system was built." On this, the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Space Age, it is proper to remind ourselves of the ordinary people who met the extraordinary challenge to make it happen. (most of this is from the left inside flap of the dust jacket) r

A Deniable Asset

Author : John MacRae-Hall
ISBN : 1450280803
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John Frazer has always known his destiny is to be a Royal Air Force pilot. As a young man, he zealously studies vast amounts of technical information on ships and aircraft and their operation. By the time he is trained to fly in Rhodesia, it is July 1951, and John is ready for anythingor so he thinks. As John trains over the vast grasslands of Africa, he feels far removed from Europe, where storm clouds are gathering and a Cold War is brewing. After John graduates at the top of his flying class and wins an aerobatic prize, he moves on to serve in his first tour of duty as a fighter pilot in Germany. But John has no idea he has been noticed by his instructors for his innate flying abilities and is being unknowingly groomed to eventually carry out clandestine duties. Suddenly, John finds himself thrust into the midst of international tension as a dangerous war is fought in the shadows. A Deniable Asset shares fascinating insight into the dramatic years of the Cold War, the advanced technology of that time, and the life of a Royal Air Force Pilot immersed in a great struggle for supremacy.

The Enemy Within

Author : Dominick Pratico
ISBN : 9780595880881
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As a society, the Interstellar Web was dying. Enormous fortunes were amassed in the face of unspeakable want, and avarice thrived as sport. With no villains left to fight but each other, quarreling factions stood prepared to devour one another at the slightest provocation. None of this mattered to Zoeicelli K Galvin, Black Ops Commander, and ex-Marine. Exiled to a remote command on The Frontier, nobody was looking for him until he was ordered to investigate the disappearance of a fellow Black Ops commander. What starts as a routine search and recovery operation rapidly escalates into something more sinister as Galvin suddenly finds himself caught up in a web of deceit and corruption. On the very edge of civilization, from the coldest of barrens to blistering infernos, Galvin is not only forced to confront The Enemy, but also. . .The Enemy Within.


Author : R. E. Urquart
ISBN : 9781473811904
Genre : History
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Major-General Urquhart commanded the 1st British Airborne Division in Operation Market Garden, the greatest airbone assault of World War II, the struggle to capture Arnhem and win control of the bridge across the lower Rhine. The story of the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem involved not only an Airborne Corps of three Divisions but also the bulk of the British 2nd Army in Europe. Gen. Urquhart has told the story of those fateful nine days clearly, frankly and, despite the terrible circumstances, not without humour. It ranks as an important work, describing an operation which opened with such high hopes and left its name forever as a feat of the highest endurance and valour.

The Angel Stones

Author : Joshua Soderlund
ISBN : 9781465397546
Genre : Fiction
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As chaos begins happening around the world a group of unlikely characters have joined together to find the missing Angel stones spread all over. As the angels in heaven try to prevent things from getting even worse in the world for two of their own are missing.

Jackie O On The Couch

Author : Alma H. Bond
ISBN : 9781610880237
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Scholars, professors, and historians have wondered for centuries how and why Lady Macbeth, the beautiful, beloved wife of a nobleman, had to encourage?nay, push?her husband, Prince Macbeth, to commit the ghastly crime of killing the king.The great Sigmund Freud himself said that nobody knows why the Lady did so. Dr. Alma Bond spent many years searching for the reason.Read Lady Macbeth: On the Couch to learn the answer to this ancient mystery, and to get a fascinating, first-hand look at life more than a millennium ago.

Return Via Rangoon

Author : Philip Stibbe
ISBN : 9781473817623
Genre : History
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This is one young officer's war story about training and inspiration in the Burmese jungle behind enemy lines. Beaten up and water tortured, yet only giving his captors false information, Stibbe was moved around Burma until he was eventually imprisoned in Rangoon jail. Now stricken with Parkinson's disease, probably as a result of his prison diet, Stibbe with his eldest son, also a soldier, has revised his book and this edition published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Wingate's second triumphant Chindit expedition.

A Space Expedition Beyond The Sun

Author : Dr. Jayant V. Telang
ISBN : 9781468954678
Genre : Fiction
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Vijay and Vishal go on space adventure to different planets in Milky Way Galaxy. they encounter different races of aliens and colonise the planet. They have great adventure on these planets.


Author : Jawaska Napper
ISBN : 9781453516041
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Lockdown has been a constant reminder to the citizens of Undar City. Jon Lockhart faces the difficulties of enforcing such a strict law upon people who claim to be victims. When the rookie cop finds himself crossing paths with an amnesic newcomer the two find themselves struggling to overcome the other’s strong will. What Jon soon realizes about this mysterious newcomer is that he comes equip with friends packing guns and the ability to control time itself. Taxed with putting a halt to the time controlling rebels, Jon must also attempt to unravel the puzzling history behind Lockdown’s existence. Whoever said time was of the essence...they were right!

Today Is The Day

Author : Deborah Curtin
ISBN : 9781499063592
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Pete Alexander's life nearly spins out of control after the tragic car accident that kills his best friend. He falls into the depths of despair and hopelessness. Time eventually starts to heal Pete's internal demons, and he lets his family back into his life. He forms a friendship with their elderly neighbor who introduces Pete to a new world: the shortwave radio. All too soon, impending terrorist plots in America are overheard via the airwaves and those closest to Pete are suddenly the targets of sabotage. He feels a test of faith, challenging his strength of character, and answers an unwavering call to service to become a member of the Marine Corps.Today is the Day shows the determination of one young man who finds his true calling and does not hesitate to walk the talk to protect and defend the United States of America. As marine snipers now elevated to Special Ops, he and Tyler O'Brien face the ultimate challenge: to be one with the enemy and follow the snake back to its lair holding the lighted torch of justice.

The Morning After

Author : Michelle Reid
ISBN : 9781459281219
Genre : Fiction
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"You cannot be allowed to go on ruining lives simply because that body of yours drives men insane!" Cesar DeSanquez was right about Annie's beauty: it had made her into an international supermodel. But the only life about to be ruined was Annie's—by Cesar! In reality, she was a shy virgin, but Cesar preferred to believe in her glossy image. He passionately believed that she had torn apart his family in the space of a night. And now, in the cold light of dawn, he wanted his revenge!

Parrots Are People Too

Author : Anne E. Martin
ISBN : 9781496968692
Genre : Nature
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As we are all aware, animals often have distinct personalities. In this story, we meet wild parrots living within the city and doing quite well on their own. Their lives are full of interesting experiences. The reader will see how they cleverly cope with every challenging situation in which they find themselves. Enlisting the aid of their friends, they solve the problem of a little dog who wants only to go to the beach.


Author : Chelsea Raine
ISBN : 9781612042947
Genre : Fiction
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Islathon is the second book of the Twisted Dream, Dead Moon series, the continuation of a story about Isla Michelle Van Burren, a twenty-one-year-old creative hairstylist finally living for the first time with an unusual thirst for life. Isla’s wrapped in debauchery; that tears at her flesh and heart as she falls apart and watches her own life slip away. There’s nothing that she can say or do to stop the torture she must endure. Isla pushes the dark clouds away and is enlightened by the silver lining of a new world and a mission on which she must embark. She’s finally living, all because of her undying love for Johnathon Daine, a beautiful, goodhearted man, who happens to be a vampire with a conscience. Isla wants to give him her life, her heart, her soul, and her blood. But he won’t succumb to his thirst. He would spare Isla the pain of becoming what he is. Isla would do anything to become a vampire and be with him forever.

Distant Cousin

Author : Al Past
ISBN : 9780595399291
Genre : Fiction
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Darcy, with many misgivings, is determined to rescue her people's jeopardized mission, but her new public exposure puts her square in the path of mortal danger. Forced to choose between death and returning to her home planet, what will become of her family?


Author : James Moclair
ISBN : 9781481793636
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To address the vastness of our and other universes, the author of S.P.A.C.E has had to invent plausible planets and life forms and then construct structured spacetial communities. For these communities to communicate, the author has developed a universal communications system called the uni-net. In addition, as the story unfolds, it also reveals numerous revolutionary new space ships, drive systems, highly advanced weaponry and technology. Right from the first chapter, S.P.A.C.E immediately takes the reader into impressive SIFI action with the introduction of a callous nomadic space race that is known as Trilo-raptors. The trilo-raptors are known throughout the universe for their advanced technology and obsession with killing, mayhem and destruction. For some time this outrages behaviour has been monitored by the Universal Interplanetary Congress and in an extraordinary meeting, measures are discussed to curtail the trilo-raptors ways. However the meeting is interrupted by news that throws the trilo-raptors and the Universal Interplanetary Congress into direct conflict! This news also threatens the whole of the universe and in particular in inhabitants of the planet earth! After this and to its stunning conclusion, each chapter is filled with impressive SIFI that will delight even the hardest connoisseurs.

Ten Acts Of Kindess

Author : Alex O'Shay
ISBN : 9781463420277
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Kindness is a learned behavior requiring reinforcement to combat today's me-centered world. "Ten Acts of Kindness" is a creative, enjoyable read where girls are reminded of the virtues of kindness.

Home Grown Terror

Author : Patrick Gorman
ISBN : 9781493116898
Genre : Fiction
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Peter Maynard is an English mobile telecoms engineer, and happily married to his Filipina wife of some three years. Peter takes on a 3 month contract in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is at this time whilst the engineer is carrying out his work on a rooftop site, one Friday morning that he makes a sinister discovery. Whilst looking in one of the three rooftop outbuildings for spare parts, the engineer discovers something very sinister, a terrorist sleeper cell. Apart from weaponry, concealed with a blanket, and other suspicious objects, he discovers a manual with disturbing data. There are names of prominent MP’s (POLITICIANS?), addresses, dates, newspaper cuttings, and what appears to be, planned attacks for some time into the near future, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UK and USA. Peter hurriedly takes the manual back to his hotel, where he photocopies some of the pages, as evidence for the British security authorities. On his return to the rooftop site, he finds it impossible to replace the book, as the four occupants of the outbuilding have returned. He therefore, has to conceal the book, and he returns to the radio room. The terrorists soon discover their precious manual missing, and over the course of time, the engineer, under suspicion, is followed, spied upon, hounded, and gradually, matters go from bad to worse, with unexpected twists and turns along the way... Throughout the book there is a thread of tragedy, sorrow, emotion, humour, and in some cases a spiritual element. The reader is kept in suspense as to what will happen next, with an unexpected outcome!

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