Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

Author: John Keay,Julia Keay

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1102

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Completely revised and updated, a new edition of the definitive reference book on all things Scottish. Since its first publication in 1994, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has established itself as the unrivalled reference book on the subject. Containing over a million words and five thousand entries, it covers every aspect of Scotland's past, her people, arts, industries, environment and continuing traditions. For this new, completely updated and revised edition, the editors have included over a thousand additions to existing entries and over a hundred completely new entries, from Billy Bremner to Dolly the Sheep, from John Smith to the new Scottish Parliament. Matching accessibility with scholarship, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has become the standard source for Scottish nationals, for Scots worldwide, and for anyone with an interest in Scotland.

Der Traumvater

Author: Peter Reich

Publisher: Peter Reich

ISBN: 1458175286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Conquer or Die!

Wellington’s Veterans and the Liberation of the New World

Author: Ben Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849089248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

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In the aftermath of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her oppressors in Madrid. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start, one ship sank shortly after leaving Portsmouth with the loss of almost 200 lives. Those who reached the New World faced disease, wild animals, mutiny and desertion. Conditions on campaign were appalling, massacres were commonplace, rations crude, pay infrequent and supplies insufficient. Nevertheless, those who endured made key contributions to Bolivar's success.

Left to Die

Montana series

Author: Lisa Jackson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942435

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Shiveringly good suspense!' Lisa Gardner 'She is one of the best' Harlan Coben In the first Pescoli/Alvarez thriller by Number One bestselling author Lisa Jackson, nothing is more terrifying than being left to die . . . When Jillian Rivers opens her eyes, she's trapped in a mangled car. Then a stranger comes to her rescue... But something about him sets Jillian on edge. And if she knew what is lying out there in the Montana woods, she'd be truly terrified. Four people have already died, and detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are trying to make sense of a nightmare. With nothing but a killer's cryptic notes and their unsettling conviction that there is worse to come, someone is waiting... watching... poised to strike and make Jillian the next victim.

Executive Orders

Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101002353

Category: Fiction

Page: 1376

View: 2369

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The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel. I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for this job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go? Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever; a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as a caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral--all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed. But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States--some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so big even he cannot imagine it. Tom Clancy has written remarkable novels before, but nothing comparable to the timeliness and drama of Executive Orders. Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."