William Wenton and the Lost City

Author: Bobbie Peers

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 1481478311

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 830


William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but when his secret talent is suddenly revealed, he has to face the danger that has been lurking around him for years in the third book in the William Wenton series that School Library Journal calls “part Alex Rider, part Da Vinci Code for kids, and part Artemis Fowl.” When a mysterious figure presents William with a strange pyramid-shaped puzzle, it sets in motion a series of events that sends William on a wild ride from Norway to England to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. Along the way, he’ll discover that some of the people he knew can no longer be trusted and that the Institute for Post-Human Research is hiding a dark secret. He’ll also discover an ancient civilization hidden under the ocean and a giant, mechanical, teleportation octopus. And all the while the clock is ticking as William races to prevent the return of the man who wants to kill him and tries to solve the mystery of luridium.

Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026805038

Category: Drama

Page: 994

View: 6242


This carefully crafted ebook: “Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s and first published in 1598. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

The Riven Realm

James V Trilogy 1

Author: Nigel Tranter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144476702X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3532


1513; King James IV lies dead on Flodden's field, his young heir entrusted to two low-born lairds. There are many who seek to supplant or control the boy-king, and only his loyal protectors stand in their way . . . Two hundred years earlier, Robert the Bruce had driven out the English and restored his nation's pride. But now the King of Scotland lay dead amongst the bloody slaughter of Flodden. Now as fate decreed, the new king, James V, was a child, just seventeen months old. And that same fate had in store intriguing roles for two young men. David Lindsay and David Beaton - neither high-born, each the son of a lowland laird - were caught up in the very centre of the storm of hatred, fear, treachery and ambition that followed the young king's coming to the throne. Buffeted by events that would involve England, France, the Empire and even the Vatican, each was to win his own very special place in history... 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

William Dietrich's Ethan Gage Collection #1

Books 1-3: Napoleon's Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, and The Dakota Cipher

Author: William Dietrich

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062378554

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7055


From master storyteller William Dietrich come books 1-3 in his bestselling Ethan Gage adventure series: Napoleon's Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, and The Dakota Cipher.

Claret and Blue Blood

Pumping Life into West Ham United

Author: Ben Sharratt,Kirk Blows

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577648

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8641


From the World Cup-winning days of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters to highly acclaimed modern-day heroes such as Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe, West Ham United supporters have always had the greatest affection for homegrown Hammers. Since the 1960s, talents such as Trevor Brooking, Tony Cottee, Paul Ince and Rio Ferdinand (who has twice hit the headlines as the world's most expensive defender following his move to Leeds and Manchester United) have been nurtured and brought through the club's ranks, ensuring the Hammers can rightly lay claim to having one of the country's most fruitful youth policies. In this revised and fully updated paperback edition, Claret and Blue Blood brings together all these characters and others for the very first time, including new chapters on Anton Ferdinand, Stephen Bywater and Kevin Horlock. Using exclusive new interviews, the authors present biographical pieces that collectively tell the story of West Ham United's evolution over the last half-century. Focusing on each player's roots, development and personal achievements, Claret and Blue Blood is a unique book that features key characters, candid conversations, successes, failures and controversies as it explores the very essence of West Ham United.

How the Scots Took Over London

Author: David Stenhouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577575

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2994


From Fleet Street to the world of medicine, from the City of London to the corridors of power in Whitehall, Scots have exerted a determining influence on key areas of British life since the Union of the Parliaments in 1707. Now that Scots dominate Westminster and run their own parliament in Edinburgh, is the tartan takeover complete? Through revealing interviews with some of the most successful Scots in London, including Kirsty Wark, Sheena Macdonald, Tam Dalyell, Norman Lamont and William Dalrymple, On the Make shows how citizens of the poorest part of the United Kingdom have gained unprecedented influence over British politics, the media and commerce. But success has not always led to popularity. While ambitious Celts have always encountered resentment from the English, Scots at home also often view their successful brothers and sisters down south as selfish careerists who have abandoned their country for the lure of English gold. With English commentators beginning to question the power of the Scots as never before, this hard-hitting book takes a challenging look at exactly how much power lies in Scottish hands in today's devolved United Kingdom.

The Universal Almanac

Author: John W. Wright

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836279498

Category: Almanacs

Page: 600

View: 2381


Gathers information about current events, U.S. and world history, science, journalism, television, the economy, advertising, the environment, and sports.

Cord in the Kitchen

Adventures of a Thirteen Year Old Adolescent

Author: Malio Valente

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146914199X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 418

View: 7951


This story is about a thirteen year old boy who finds him-self living with a family of people who are half Native American and Half European. The boy had been abandoned by his birth parents and he had become a member of Oregons Foster Care System. He has difficulty adjusting to his life in foster care and almost finds himself being sent to reform school but his best friend ever, Kenny Proud-foot Schneider, saves him from being sent to reform school. Frankie Martin follows his nose and his heart and with the help of God and his Guardian Angel he finds himself working at a reform school as a Mechanical Drawing Teacher, where he discovers a startling fact about himself.

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

Author: Paul A. Tenkotte,James C. Claypool

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky


Category: History

Page: 1072

View: 4301


The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. • Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates • Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges • Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River • Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card