Campbell s Kingdom

Author: Hammond Innes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504040090
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A daring young man heads to the oil fields of Canada for a last crack at making his fortune in this tale from “Great Britain’s leading adventure novelist” (Financial Times). Adrift since the end of World War II, Bruce Weatherall has wasted years of his life pretending he’s an ordinary man. But beneath his mild-mannered exterior lurks the soul of an adventurer who would sacrifice everything to make his fortune. So when the chance of a lifetime comes along, Weatherall doesn’t even bother quitting his day job. He simply disappears. When he learns he’s his grandfather’s sole heir—though he hardly knew him—Weatherall’s life is forever changed. The supposedly mad old man died in Canada, frozen to death in a shack on the edge of a mountain, where he lived his final years in a feverish hunt for oil. Everyone thought he was crazy, but his grandson believes he may have been on to something. So the intrepid young man travels to the far reaches of Alberta to take the oil industry by the throat—and live or die in pursuit of his grandfather’s impossible dream. A rollicking adventure in the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London, Campbell’s Kingdom is thrilling, “guaranteed entertainment” (Kirkus Reviews).

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Author: Hammond Innes
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9780099577430
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The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her from sinking. But this man is no hero, and this ship was not meant to be saved. As Hammond Innes' classic tale moves from desperate struggles on the sea to a nail-biting courtroom controversy, the murky truth about the last voyage of the Mary Deare finally comes to light.

The Lonely Skier

Author: Hammond Innes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504040104
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High among the Dolomite Mountains, a film crew led by a madman will risk their lives for Nazi gold, in this death-defying thriller. Out of work, out of money, and out of time, Neil Blair is wandering through Piccadilly Circus when he stumbles upon the chance of a lifetime. He meets an old army buddy, a half–con man half-genius film producer, who offers him a job. Suddenly, Blair is off to the Dolomites for three months to work on the script for a film that will be unlike anything the cinema has ever seen: a thriller entirely based in truth, every word steeped in blood. Ostensibly, the film is to be a skiing picture, but Blair soon learns there’s much more at stake than a bit of sport. Beneath the mountain ice is a fortune in Nazi gold, which the producer will find—or die trying. Blair’s task is to document that hunt on the page, but he’s about to be trapped in a battle of wits that could destroy him before he types a single word. Shot through with the atmospheric tension that was Hammond Innes’s trademark, The Lonely Skier is a terrifying story of murder and deception at the edge of the world.

Maddon s Rock

Author: Hammond Innes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504040961
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The chilling story of desperate men on a doomed ship during World War II from “Great Britain’s leading adventure novelist” (Financial Times). For three weeks, Cpl. James Landon Vardy has waited in Murmansk, a frozen northern port of the Soviet Union, hoping a ship will come to take him home. He’s British, in Russia to help with the war effort, and as he shivers in the icy port, he dreams of spring in England. Finally, a miracle—a ship. But when Vardy boards the Trikkala, he has no idea he’s stepping into hell. From the first day, Vardy senses the Trikkala is doomed. Her officers are drunk, her lifeboats are leaky, and the mysterious crates supposedly carrying machine parts actually contain a fortune in silver bullion. In the early hours of a frigid morning on the North Sea, Vardy realizes the ship is peeling away from its convoy into dangerous waters—a suicidal decision that takes the Trikkala directly into a minefield. The Trikkala might never reach port, but Vardy’s adventure is just beginning. In the tradition of The Caine Mutiny and Mutiny on the Bounty, Maddon’s Rock is a marvelously realistic story of corruption, crime, and justice on the high seas.

Wreckers Must Breathe

Author: Hammond Innes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504040147
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A reporter discovers a German U-boat—and a plot to seize the English coast—in this thrilling World War II adventure novel. The Cornish coast is wrecker’s country. Mile after mile of jagged rock means certain death for passing ships—and untold riches for the locals brave enough to swim out and take whatever they can find. For journalist Walter Craig, it’s a pleasant destination for a seaside vacation . . . until reports come in of German mobilization and England finds herself on the brink of war. At first, life continues as usual for the natives of Cornwall. But the conflict is much closer than they think. Craig is cruising along the coast in a small fishing vessel when it nearly collides with a shadowy black shape. At first, the crew mistakes it for a shark, but it’s something far more dangerous: a German U-boat that has made its home in the heart of England to engage in a wrecking expedition the likes of which Cornwall has never seen. Written in the thick of World War II, Wreckers Must Breathe is a thrilling novel of espionage and adventure in a country on the brink of destruction. For Craig and the wreckers of Cornwall, the war will be won or lost on this rocky stretch of the English Channel.

The Crises of the Christ

Author: G. Campbell Morgan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 159752140X
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Over the years many books based on the Life of Christ have been published. Of these, some have emphasized the facts of His humanity, others the truth of his Deity. While these volumes, therefore, present the Person of Jesus, this workÑby the Prince of ExpositorsÑexamines His Life as the accomplishment of a Divine work. With rare insight, accuracy of definition, and countless illuminating strokes, G. Campbell Morgan devotes these thirty-three chapters to the pivotal events in Christ's life. The seven crises are: the Birth, the Baptism, the Temptation, the Transfiguration, the Death, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. Included is a preliminary chapter, ÒThe Call for ChristÑMan Fallen,Ó and a concluding chapter, ÒThe Answer for ChristÑMan Redeemed.Ó Four indexes complete the volume.

Letters from a Stoic

Author: Seneca
Publisher: ePenguin
ISBN: 9780140442106
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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

The Bluebird Years

Author: Arthur Knowles
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850587668
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Illustrated throughout, The Bluebird Years details what really happened in the final, fateful crash in which Donald Campbell attempted to break the world water-speed record to 300 mph. New analysis is featured by Ken Norris, Bluebird's Designer.

Vitruvius Britannicus

Author: Colen Campbell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613945X
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This groundbreaking work established Neo-Palladianism as the national style, overthrowing Baroque trends and anointing Inigo Jones as the British Vitruvius. Its 300 illustrations include facades, grounds, exteriors, and perspective views.

Lost Horizon

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671664271
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Four people are transported to the dream-like world of Shangri-La where life is eternal and civilization refined.