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Shipwreck Island

In the year 1866 a ship named the General Grant lost course on its epic voyage to London and crashed upon a subantarctic island off the coast of New Zealand. Legend has it that its cargo contained one of the richest in history—gold all mined from the Victorian goldfields in Australia. After years of mishap and misfortune—even death—no one has been able to locate its exact whereabouts. In comes Roy Berenger, one of the world’s foremost experts on salvaging shipwrecks. Recruited to solve the mystery once and for all, he must use all his trademark talents and wits to uncover the historic shipwreck. The strange circumstances around its harrowing disappearance are mysterious and all-too frightening. Putting together a local crew with the latest technological resources at his disposal, Berenger ventures to this far-off island to pull off an audacious search attempt. But in order to find it—he must brave the real-life perils of hypothermia, great white sharks, high-sea squalls, and human treachery. “…a grand adventure with outstanding characters...filled with action and more action…” —Readers’ Favorite (5 STARS)
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Ghosts of World War II: NAS Banana River

SEA STORIES AND WAR DIARIES FROM A WORLD WAR II NAVY BASE

It was nothing more than a thin strip of land bordered by an ocean and a landlocked salt river. Its inhabitants were hoards of sand flies and mosquitoes. In time, it probably would have been taken over by developers, and become another resort area. But catastrophic events, beyond its shores, dictated a different role.

The sand was shaped into a naval base and the sand flies and mosquitoes shared space with the young men who came to prepare for war. Yet, in a time that threatened their lifestyle, their country, and the world, these strangers became a cohesive unit that worked together, played together, and in some cases died together.

The sea and sky were the canvas of aviation war machines that became the hunters and killers of the deadly efficient submarines lurking just off its shore—the German Wolf Pak.

The battle of underwater boats and flying boats gave the Banana River Naval Air Station its cause. A cause fueled by the determination of world leaders and the madness of power and greed. Here, technologies clashed in the depth of the ocean and the vastness of the sky.

Then, as suddenly as the Banana River Naval Air Station appeared, it was gone…vanished, leaving only the folklore, the official reports, and a river with stories to tell.

“I could hardly put the book down. It is the history of the base from its inception to the new Patrick Air Force Base.” —Don M. Miller
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The Ifs of History: How the World Might Have Changed If Things Had Gone Slightly Differently

Columbus and Lincoln, Waterloo and Bull Run-how history would have changed if just a few things had happened differently You can look at the major events of history in one of three ways. First, you can see them as a series of mechanical causes and effects, tumbling one after the other in dizzying chains leading back forever in time. Second, you can see them as the product of pure chance, in which random uncontrolled events shape the destinies of men and nations. Or, third, you can see a Divine hand at work, intervening in human affairs with an occasional tiny nudge of events in one direction or another. Any way you look at it, it is fascinating to think about what would have happened IF one of those chains had been broken, or random chance had fallen differently, or that Divine tap had not occurred. In a series of short, easily read articles, Joseph Chamberlin takes us on a tour of some of the major people and events in history, and the minute factors that caused events to turn out as they did. What would have happened, for example, if Columbus had not changed course at the last minute and had discovered South Carolina, instead of the Caribbean islands? What would have happened if the Spanish Armada had sailed when they were supposed to, or if George Washington had joined the Royal Navy instead of the Army when he was a young man, or if Lincoln's father had moved to Mississippi instead of Illinois? If you love history, this is a book that you simply can not put down.
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The Best Books You Never Read: Vol VIII – Fiction – Scott to Zola

A NEW Series from Fireship Press. The Best Books You Never Read Trying to decide which books to read next? This series is your answer. Hundreds of classic and quality books presented in summary form. Read a bit about each author, a summary of the book's plot or content, and then decide. Each summary reads like a short story. The series will include: Fiction, Lives and Letters, Ancient and Medieval History, Modern History, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, Science, Travel and Adventure, and more. VOLUME 8 - FICTION - Scott to Zola SCOTT, SIR WALTER (Continued) - Quentin Durward - Rob Roy - Talisman SHELLEY, MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT - Frankenstein SIDNEY, SIR PHILIP - Arcadia SMOLLET, TOBIAS - Roderick Random - Peregrine Pickle STAEL, MME. DE - Corinne STENDHAL (HENRI BEYLE) - Chartreuse of Parma STERNE, LAURENCE - Tristram Shandy STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER - Uncle Tom's Cabin SUE, EUGENE - Mysteries of Paris SWIFT, JONATHAN - Gulliver's Travels THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE - Newcomes - Virginians - Vanity Fair TOLSTOY, COUNT LYOF N. - Anna Karenina TROLLOPE, ANTHONY - The Warden - Barchester Towers TURGENEV, IVAN - Fathers and Sons - A Nest of Nobles - Smoke VERNE, JULES - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea WALPOLE, HORACE - Castle of Otranto ZOLA, EMILE - Drink
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The Best Books You Never Read: Vol VII – Fiction – Peacock to Scott

A NEW Series from Fireship Press. The Best Books You Never Read Trying to decide which books to read next? This series is your answer. Hundreds of classic and quality books presented in summary form. Read a bit about each author, a summary of the book's plot or content, and then decide. Each summary reads like a short story. The series will include: Fiction, Lives and Letters, Ancient and Medieval History, Modern History, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, Science, Travel and Adventure, and more. VOLUME 7 - FICTION - Peacock to Scott PEACOCK, THOMAS LOVE - Headlong Hall - Nightmare Abbey PORTER, JANE - Scottish Chiefs PUSHKIN - The Captain's Daughter RABELAIS - Gargantua and Pantagruel READE, CHARLES - Hard Cash - Never Too Late to Mend - The Cloister and the Hearth RICHARDSON, SAMUEL - Pamela - Clarissa Harlowe - Sir Charles Grandison RICHTER, JEAN PAUL - Hesperus - Titan ROSEGGER, PETER - Papers of the Forest Schoolmaster ROUSSEAU, JEAN JACQUES - New Heloise SAINT PIERRE, BERNARDIN DE - Paul and Virginia SAND, GEORGE - Consuelo - Mauprat SCOTT, MICHAEL - Tom Cringle's Log SCOTT, SIR WALTER - Antiquary - Guy Mannering - Heart of Midlothian - Ivanhoe - Kenilworth - Old Mortality - Peveril of the Peak
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The Best Books You Never Read: Vol VI – Fiction – Lefanu to Payn

A NEW Series from Fireship Press. The Best Books You Never Read Trying to decide which books to read next? This series is your answer. Hundreds of classic and quality books presented in summary form. Read a bit about each author, a summary of the book's plot or content, and then decide. Each summary reads like a short story. The series will include: Fiction, Lives and Letters, Ancient and Medieval History, Modern History, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, Science, Travel and Adventure, and more. VOLUME 6 - FICTION - Le Fanu to Payn LE FANU, SHERIDAN - Uncle Silas LESAGE, RENE - Gil Blas LEVER, CHARLES - Charles O'Malley - Tom Burke of Ours LEWIS, M.G. - Ambrosio, or the Monk LINTON, MRS. LYNN - Joshua Davidson LOVER, SAMUEL - Handy Andy LYTTON, EDWARD BULWER - Eugene Aram - Last Days of Pompeii - The Last of the Barons MACKENZIE, HENRY - Man of Feeling MAISTRE, COUNT XAVIER DE - A Journey Round my Room MALORY, SIR THOMAS - Morte d'Arthur MANNING, ANNE - Household of Sir Thomas More MANZONI, ALESSANDRO - The Betrothed MARRYAT, CAPT - Mr. Midshipman Easy - Peter Simple MATURIN, CHARLES - Melmoth the Wanderer MENDOZA, DIEGO DE - Lazarillo de Tonnes MEREJOWSKI, DMITRI - Death of the Gods MERIMEE, PROSPER - Carmen MITFORD, MARY RUSSELL - Our Village MOIR, DAVID - Mansie Wauch MORIER, JAMES - Hajji Baba MURRAY, DAVID CHRISTIE - Way of the World NORRIS, FRANK - The Pit OHNET, GEORGES - The Ironmaster OUIDA - Under Two Flags PAYN, JAMES - Lost Sir Massingberd
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The Best Books You Never Read: Vol V – Fiction – Gray to Kingsley

A NEW Series from Fireship Press. The Best Books You Never Read Trying to decide which books to read next? This series is your answer. Hundreds of classic and quality books presented in summary form. Read a bit about each author, a summary of the book's plot or content, and then decide. Each summary reads like a short story. The series will include: Fiction, Lives and Letters, Ancient and Medieval History, Modern History, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, Science, Travel and Adventure, and more. VOLUME 5 - FICTION - Gray to Kingsley GRAY, MAXWELL - Silence of Dean Maitland GRIFFIN, GERALD - The Collegians HABBERTON, JOHN - Helen's Babies HALEVY, LUDOVIC - Abbe Constantin HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL - The Scarlet Letter - House of the Seven Gables HICHENS, ROBERT - The Garden of Allah HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL - Elsie Venner HUGHES, THOMAS - Tom Brown's Schooldays - Tom Brown at Oxford HUGO, VICTOR - Les Miserables - Notre Dame de Paris - The Toilers of the Sea - The Man Who Laughs INCHBALD, ELIZABETH - A Simple Story JAMES, G.P.R. - Henry Masterton JOHNSON, SAMUEL - Rasselas JOKAI, MAURICE - Timar's Two Worlds KERNAHAN, COULSON - A Dead Man's Diary KINGSLEY, CHARLES - Alton Locke - Hereward the Wake - Hypatia - Two Years Ago - Water-Babies - Westward Ho! KINGSLEY, HENRY - Geoffry Hamlyn - Ravenshoe
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The Best Books You Never Read: Vol IV – Fiction – Ebers to Grant

A NEW Series from Fireship Press. The Best Books You Never Read Trying to decide which books to read next? This series is your answer. Hundreds of classic and quality books presented in summary form. Read a bit about each author, a summary of the book's plot or content, and then decide. Each summary reads like a short story. The series will include: Fiction, Lives and Letters, Ancient and Medieval History, Modern History, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, Science, Travel and Adventure, and more. VOLUME IV - FICTION - Ebers to Grant EBERS, GEORG - An Egyptian Princess EDGEWORTH, MARIE - Belinda - Castle Rackrent ELIOT, GEORGE - Adam Bede - Felix Holt - Romola - Silas Marner - The Mill on the Floss ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN - Waterloo FEUILLET, OCTAVE - Romance of a Poor Young Man FIELDING, HENRY - Amelia - Jonathan Wild - Joseph Andrews - Tom Jones FLAMMARION, CAMILLE - Urania FOUQUE, DE LA MOTTE - Undine GABORIAU, EMILE - File No. 113 GALT, JOHN - Annals of the Parish GASKELL, MRS. - Cranford - Mary Barton GODWIN, WILLIAM - Caleb Williams GOETHE - Sorrows of Young Werther - Wilhelm Meister GOLDSMITH, OLIVER - Vicar of Wakefield GONCOURT, EDMOND AND JULES - Renee Mauperin GRANT, JAMES - Bothwell
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Wings Over Cairo

When Jack McClelland joins the Advanced Flying Unit at RAF Ramsey in early 1941, he is one of a group of patriots who take to the air to defend Britain in the new Bristol Beaufighter. But he finds out the hard way that a thwarted senior officer can carry a
grudge, especially when a beautiful woman is at the heart of their rivalry. McClelland is sent to Egypt, and as love and war collide, he finds himself in an impossible situation: follow orders on a suicide mission, or disobey his commanding officer to accomplish the objective. Set in the early, desperate days of World War II, here is a tale of courage, romance, and the struggle to win over adversity, based on the actual exploits and misadventures of the men of the RAF's 272 Squadron.
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Wilderness Road (An American Trilogy Book 2)


A Road Opens Westward and a Frightening Past is Left Behind.

A handsome patent medicine peddler steals the heart of Lizzie Mueller, Heinrich Mueller’s daughter, who is intent on breaking 19th century constraints that anchor women to home and hearth. But when a diamond and pearl ring links him to two violent crimes, sending him to jail, the devastated Lizzie leaves Baltimore and returns to her family.

She marries a steady man for whom the Ohio frontier beckons. They leave a comfortable Maryland home to travel over the new National Road, funded in 1806 by the Federal Government, to encourage trade and settlement in the west.

With hard work and terrible losses they finally establish a backwoods homestead in the new state. But when her first love reappears, Lizzie is conflicted in ways she could never have imagined or anticipated.

Wilderness Road is a re-publication of an earlier work by Ms. Butler called: The Good Wife.
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