The Man in Grey and in the Rue Monge

Author: Emmuska Orczy, Baroness

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849023467

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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Two stories by the author Baroness Emma Orczy. "The Man in Grey" is set in Napoleonic France in 1809, and is comprised of nine inter-connected short stories about the mysterious Man in Grey's adventures in tracking down Royalist criminals for the Government. "In the Rue Monge" is about a scientist arrested by revolutionaries during the French Revolution and about to be executed as an enemy of the French government. But an English friend is determined to rescue him and take him to England. Will his plan succeed?
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Pel And The Sepulchre Job

Author: Mark Hebden

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755125320

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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A dead man is found floating in a canal, his wallet revealing a strange symbolic drawing, and a hostage drama unfolds at the Banque Credit Rural. On the other side of town, a stunning art student switches masterpieces for copies. Somehow, the crimes fit together and Chief Inspector Pel has to respond with true Gallic guile.
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The Man in Grey

Author: Emmauska Orczy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609777646

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is one of her novels.
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.
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Historic Paris

Author: Jetta Sophia Wolff

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: N.A

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 365

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The Nation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,John Middleton Murry,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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A man apart

the life of Henri Curiel

Author: Gilles Perrault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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Esquire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105495957

Category: Homelessness

Page: 169

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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.
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This is Improbable Too

Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research

Author: Marc Abrahams

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743629

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly? How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have? If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you earn? Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation? How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children? Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses? This Is Improbable Too also investigates unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an "Eiffel head injury" (involving a toy tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a bio-waste bomb.
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Memoirs Of A Cold War Son

Author: Post, Jr. Gaines

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587293048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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In 1951 Gaines Post was a gangly, bespectacled, introspective teenager preparing to spend a year in Paris with his professorial father and older brother; his mother, who suffered from extreme depression, had been absent from the family for some time. Ten years later, now less gangly but no less introspective, he was finishing a two-year stint in the army in West Germany and heading toward Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, having narrowly escaped combat in the Berlin crisis of 1961. His quietly intense coming-of-age story is both self-revealing and reflective of an entire generation of young men who came to adulthood before the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Post's experiences in high school in Madison, Wisconsin, and Paris, his Camus-influenced undergraduate years at Cornell University, and his army service in Germany are set very effectively against the events of the Cold War. McCarthyism and American crackdowns on dissidents, American foreign and military policy in Western Europe in the nuclear age, French and German life and culture, crises in Paris and Berlin that nearly bring the West to war and the Post family to dissolution—these are the larger scenes and subjects of his self-disclosure as a contemplative, conflicted "Cold War agnostic." His intelligent, talented mother and her fragile health hover over Post's narrative, informing his hesitant relationships with women and his acutely questioning sense of self-worth. His story is strongly academic and historical as well as political and military; his perceptions and judgments lean toward no ideological extreme but remain true to the heroic ideals of his boyhood during the Second World War.
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