The Riddle of the Sands

Author: Erskine Childers
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ISBN: 9781617201325
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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is an early example of the espionage novel, with a strong underlying theme of militarism. Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office is contacted by an acquaintance, Davies, asking him to join in a yachting holiday in the German Frisian islands. Carruthers agrees, as his other plans for a holiday have fallen through. He arrives to find that Davies has a small sailing boat, not the comfortable crewed yacht that he expected. Davies gradually reveals that he suspects that the Germans are undertaking something sinister in the area

The Riddle of the Sands

Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540865083
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Why buy our paperbacks? Standard Font size of 10 for all books High Quality Paper Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee BEWARE of Low-quality sellers Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. The book, which enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I, is an early example of the espionage novel and was extremely influential in the genre of spy fiction. It has been made into both a film and TV film. The novel "owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that were a staple of Victorian Britain". It was a spy novel that "established a formula that included a mass of verifiable detail, which gave authenticity to the story - the same ploy that would be used so well by John Buchan, Ian Fleming, John le Carr� and many others."

The Riddle

Author: Maldwin Drummond
Publisher: Uniform
ISBN: 9781911604167
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"A new edition of the definitive study of the background to the writing of The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, now beautifully illustrated by Martin Mackrill. Since 1904 The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers has been the best known tale of yachting fiction in the English language. It has been continuously in print in numerous editions, has been the subject of a motion picture and has generated scores of articles and correspondence in papers and magazines. This book includes details of Childers own sailing experiences and also a detailed account of the reception afforded the book in official circles and Childers involvement in this. Maldwin Drummond OBE, JP, DL has long made a study of Childers and his book, having become fascinated with its two themes which make an unlikely pair: the problems and ways of the Victorian small boat sailor and the politics and defence issues prior to the First World War. In The Riddle, Maldwin Drummond begins by looking at the wanderings of the yacht Dulcibella as her crew search for an answer to the strange happenings among the sands behind the German Frisian islands.The author highlights the urgent message from Childers that Germany was preparing to invade England and that the British were not aware of any such plan. This detective work by Drummond within the text of The Riddle of the Sands, from British and German archives and numerous other sources, yields some surprising results as Erskine Childers' predictions became a real possibility with the onset of the war"--Page 4 of cover.

The Tragedy of Erskine Childers

Author: Leonard Piper
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781847250209
Format: PDF
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The story of Erskine Childers, a highly talented eccentric and the father of the modern genre of spy adventure novels. It tells of how his intense support of Irish Nationalism involving spying, gun running and conspiracy eventually led to his execution by firing squad in Ireland in 1923.

War and the Arme Blanche

Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher: Naval & Military Press
ISBN: 9781845743666
Format: PDF
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Erskine Childers, the author of this book, was one of the most fascinating figures or the early 20th century. Best known today for his thriller 'The Riddle of the Sands' a nautical yarn which employed Childers' skill as a yachtsman to warn Britain of the growing threat posed by Germany in the run-up to the Great War, he later ironically was notorious for running rifles in his yacht to Irish republicans, of whom he became a fanatical supporter. He was eventually shot by a firing squad of the Irish Free State forces for taking the extreme Republican side in the Irish CIvil War in which he directed Republican propaganda. Earlier in his career Childers was a respected military historian and critic, writing a history of the Boer War which he witnessed as a correspondent. In this volume, which boasts an admiring foreword by Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, he gives a critique of the armament and purpose of the cavalry, using his own experiences in the Boer War and the recent Russo-Japanese war (1904) to bolster his argument that the cavalry should evolve from lancers to mounted infantry, each horseman equipped with swords and carbines. An interesting study in military tactics written by a man who was never content to be an armchair warrior.

The Zeal of the Convert

Author: Burke Wilkinson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504032691
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Erskine Childers, one of the unsung heroes of Ireland’s struggle for independence, was born in England, spent his boyhood in Ireland, then went to Cambridge University. He fought for England in the Boer War and as an aviator in World War I, publishing his widely praised novel The Riddle of the Sands in 1903. He became involved in Irish politics in 1908 as an advocate of home rule, smuggled guns to Irish liberationists, and in 1919 joined Sinn Fein, the extreme wing of the freedom fighters. His martyrdom is stirringly related by Wilkinson.” —Publishers Weekly

The Celtic Ring

Author: Björn Larsson
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091144
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On a dark night in the Danish harbour of Dragor, Ulf is handed a logbook by a lone sailor who then disappears. The bizarre events recorded in the log lead to a harrowing winter crossing of the North Sea.

The Kaiser s Last Kiss

Author: Alan Judd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150114409X
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Soon to be a movie titled The Exception starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James, and Jai Courtney, this “crisp, adroit, and subtle tale of great personal power” (The New York Times) follows the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm, the young Nazi officer assigned to guard him, and the Jewish maid who unwittingly comes between them. It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn. The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser’s staff is replaced by SS guards, led by young and recently commissioned SS officer Martin Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper. While they agree on the rightfulness of German expansion and on holding the nation’s Jewish population accountable for all ills, they disagree on the solutions. But when Krebbs becomes attracted to Akki, a Jewish maid in the house, he begins to question his belief in Nazism. As the threads of history conspire with the recklessness of the heart, The Kaiser, Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and the mysterious Akki find themselves increasingly conflicted and gravely at risk…