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Author: Mickey Spillane
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 9781785656873
Book Pages: 288
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

ON MICKEY SPILLANE'S 100TH BIRTHDAY - A BRAND-NEW NOVEL FROM THE MASTER When legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane died in 2006, he left behind the manuscript of one last novel he'd just completed: THE LAST STAND. He asked his friend and colleague (and fellow Mystery Writers of America Grand Master) Max Allan Collins to take responsibility for finding the right time and place to publish this final book. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of Spillane's birth, his millions of fans will at last get to read THE LAST STAND, together with a second never-before-published work, this one from early in Spillane's career: the feverish crime novella A BULLET FOR SATISFACTION. A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician's killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and members of the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power - or death. Two substantial new works filled with Spillane's muscular prose and the gorgeous women and two-fisted action the author was famous for, topped off by an introduction from Max Allan Collins describing the history of these lost manuscripts and his long relationship with the writer who was his mentor, his hero, and for much of the last century the bestselling author in the world.


Author: David Harris
Genre: Science
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0871569442
Book Pages: 374
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Describes the battle over the last privately-owned redwood forest in America


Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Genre: History
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101190111
Book Pages: 496
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." --Los Angeles Times Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, and Valiant Ambition, is a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. The Last Stand is Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth.


Author: Peter E. Kelly
Genre: Nature
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781897045190
Book Pages: 162
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

An ancient cedar forest exists on the Niagara Escarpment in a highly populated area. This full-colour book reveals the vital importance of this ecosystem to our natural heritage.


Author: Helen Simonson
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408809327
Book Pages: 400
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.


Author: Bryan Perrett
Genre: History
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781780225265
Book Pages: 320
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

What do soldiers do when all is lost? They keep fighting! In this best-selling anthology, Bryan Perrett provides gripping accounts of close-quarter battles and hard fought victory against all the odds. His journey from Napoleonic Europe through to the Korean War highlights thirteen episodes of incredible bravery and sacrifice in unbelievable actions. The book begins with the gallant fight of Napoleon's Old Guard at Waterloo. It examines the famous actions at the Alamo; against the Zulus at Rorke's Drift; and 'the Bridge Too Far' at Arnhem. The adventure concludes with the desperate last stand of the Gloucesters at Imjin during the Korean War. Last Stand! is the breathtaking story of ultimate sacrifice and glorious victory.


Author: Roland Breckwoldt
Genre: Conservation of natural resources
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924052338203
Book Pages: 62
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

At head of title: Dept. of Arts, Heritage and Environment.


Author: Craig Johnson
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525522546
Book Pages: 336
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The new novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series. One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.


Author: Chris Claremont
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345493835
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A novelization of the major motion picture! TAKE A STAND. The world has acquired a lethal new weapon against X-gene mutants, whose superhuman powers separate them–for better, for worse, forever–from ordinary mortals. Now, for the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their godlike abilities, though their powers may isolate and alienate them, or surrender them and become human. The mutant antibody is called a cure, but its invention may trigger a struggle that destroys every living soul on Earth. As Magneto declares all-out war against humanity and its dreaded cure, the U.S. president mobilizes the military. But it is Charles Xavier and the X-Men who truly must brace for the ultimate battle, for they alone are powerful enough to determine the outcome. Lessons of the past are useless in the coming life-and-death conflict, as new players–mutants possessing unprecedented, unearthly skills– take center stage. With so many joining forces with Magneto’s evil Brotherhood, the X-Men will face their ultimate test against an enemy whose forces far outnumber their own. Now, as the world trembles, the Phoenix slowly rises. . .


Author: Douglas W. Larson
Genre: Nature
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521019214
Book Pages: 360
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Account of the structure, formation, fauna and flora of cliffs from an ecological perspective.