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Pirate Latitudes

Author : Michael Crichton
ISBN : 9780730448426
Genre : Fiction
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From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal. 'Fast-moving, gripping' Daily Mail 'Full of non-stop action, danger, thrills and blood'GUARDIAN Jamaica 1665. A lone British outpost in Spanish-controlled Caribbean waters. Its capital, Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns and bawdy houses - is the last place anyone would expect an attack to be launched on a Spanish stronghold. Yet that is the plan of renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter and Charles II's ruling governor, Sir James Almont. the target is the sheer-cliffed and impregnable Matanceros, guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla. Hunter's ragtag crew of buccaneers must brave raging hurricanes, cannibals, sea monsters and the Spanish fleet, but if they succeed they will make history ... and a fortune in gold. 'Up there with the best of his work' DAILY tELEGRAPH

Pirates In History And Popular Culture

Author : Antonio Sanna
ISBN : 9781476673776
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of new essays covers the myriad portrayals of the figure of the pirate in historical records, literary narratives, films, television series, opera, anime and games. Contributors explore the nuances of both real and fictional pirates, giving attention to renowned works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, and the anime One Piece, as well as less well known works such as pirate romances, William Clarke Russell’s The Frozen Pirate, Lionel Lindsay’s artworks, Steven Speilberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and Pastafarian texts.

The American Popular Novel After World War Ii

Author : David Willbern
ISBN : 9781476602486
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century—including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park—this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold War and anti-communism, the prefeminist era of the 1950s and the sexual revolution of the 1970s, forms of corporate power in the 1960s and 1980s, the traumatic legacies of slavery and Vietnam, the American fascination with lawyers, cops and criminals, alternate styles of romance in the era of late capitalism, our abiding distrust of science, and our steadfast wonder about the Great Mysteries.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Historical Fiction

Author : Jennifer S. Baker
ISBN : 9780838911655
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

Blood Diamond A Pirate Devlin Novel

Author : Mark Keating
ISBN : 9781444727876
Genre : Fiction
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Each Devlin novel is a standalone adventure. In BLOOD DIAMOND the fearles pirate captain Devlin is invited to London by the Prince of Wales, no less, and offered an amnesty if he will carry out a daring crime. Devlin is tasked with going to Paris to steal the biggest, most valuable diamond ever found - the Pitt Diamond - now in the possession of the French Prince Regent. Set against the unsure frenzy of speculation known as the South Sea Bubble, with action and suspense on the filthy streets and great palaces of London and Paris, not to mention an epic confrontation with the French navy in the English Channel, BLOOD DIAMOND is sthe most exciting novel yet in the Devlin series.

Jasper Johns

Author : Michael Crichton
ISBN : UOM:39015032524590
Genre : Art
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Pairing the talents of a leading American artist and the author of Jurassic Park, a collection of intellectual works featuring the artist's use of puns, optical illusion, and embedded images is accompanied by analytical text.

The Tatra Eagle

Author : J. Victor Tomaszek
ISBN : 9781780995236
Genre : Fiction
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As war in 1680s Europe rages below, BOLESLAW RADOK shepherds and hunts in Poland’s High Tatra Mountains. His father like all able bodied men is off at war and has neither trained his son in close combat nor left him a sword. Boleslaw is attacked by a wolf and limps home for bandaging, then barely survives a farm raid that kills his grandfather. Four Polish knights kill the brigands then deliver Bole’s fallen father’s sword, a dying comrade’s last wish. Boleslaw struggles with two options: stay on the farm he cannot defend well or follow his father’s path to a life at war. Why are the knights reluctant to train him? The Tatra Eagle is a completed 102,000-word historical novel climaxing in the 1683 Battle of Vienna, seat of the Holy Roman Empire. It is in the same genre as Michael Crichton’s Pirate Latitudes and Ken Follet’s Fall of Giants. Doctor Zhivago’s epic romantic sweep also comes to mind.

Conversations With Michael Crichton

Author : Robert Golla
ISBN : 1617030120
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Conversations with Michael Crichton brings together decades of interviews and profiles with one of the world's most successful authors. Michael Crichton (1942-2008) had many careers-doctor, novelist, film director, screenwriter-but was best known to millions of readers as "Father of the techno-thriller." His novels have sold more than 150 million copies, have been translated into thirty-six languages, and have been made into thirteen films. He remains the only writer to have had simultaneously the number-one book, the number-one movie, and the number-one television show. While still a student at Harvard Medical School, Crichton's first novel, The Andromeda Strain, became a bestseller. He left medicine and moved to Los Angeles, intent on pursuing dual careers as a writer and filmmaker. His writings had an unmatched prescience, anticipating public interest about emerging technology and controversial topics. His suspenseful plotting and technical detail were evident in subsequent novels such as Jurassic Park, Congo, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Timeline, State of Fear, Next, and the posthumously published Pirate Latitudes. He received an Academy Award in 1995 for his pioneering use of computer programs in film production, and was the creator and co-executive producer of ER (1994-2009), for which he earned WGA, Emmy, and Peabody awards.

Jurassic Park

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 67. Chapters: Michael Crichton, List of Jurassic Park characters, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, Biological issues in Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park video games, Stan Winston, Jurassic Park River Adventure, List of extinct genera in Jurassic Park, Shane Mahan, Joe Johnston, Jurassic Park: The Ride, InGen, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Pteranodon Flyers, Canopy Flyer, Jurassic Park Adventures: Survivor, Jurassic Park Adventures: Prey, Dino-Soarin', Amber Rock Climb, Jurassic Park Adventures: Flyers, Lindstradt air rifle. Excerpt: John Michael Crichton (rhymes with frighten; October 23, 1942 - November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively). His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, scheduled to be published ...

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Techno-thriller, Ralph Peters, James Rollins, Clive Cussler, Dale Brown, Douglas Preston, Vince Flynn, Richard Mullane, Bill DeSmedt, Jeremy Robinson, Caleb Carr, Philip Kerr, Lincoln Child, Dean Ing, Larry Bond, Craig Thomas, Jack Du Brul, Craig Dirgo, Paul Kemprecos. Excerpt: John Michael Crichton (rhymes with frighten; October 23, 1942 - November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively). His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, scheduled to be published in November 2011. Forbes listed Crichton in tenth place in its list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" of 2009. John Michael Crichton was born in Chicago Illinois, to John Henderson Crichton, a journalist, and Zula Miller Crichton, ...

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