The Torch Bearers

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591576

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The trap is laid. Now, Nick Everard must wait for the U-boats to arrive... Autumn 1942. Sir Nicholas Everard, Captain of the HMS Harbinger, has a convoy to escort: big and slow, with just one destroyer, two corvettes and a few trawlers to protect it. This will not be an easy mission. Meanwhile, U-boat pack commander Max Looff can hardly believe his luck. His nerve is going and he knows it: but now he has a one-in-a-million chance to annihilate an entire convoy... Little does Looff know, however, that Everard and his ships are bait: designed to distract the Germans from the real ‘Torch’ invasion forces. The game is on. For readers of Alexander Kent, Julian Stockwin and C S Forester, this is a thrilling tale of gallantry and determination in the face of enormous danger. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

All the Drowning Seas

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 191159155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The next thrilling instalment of the Nicholas Everard thrillers 1942. As a Japanese invasion fleets sweep across the Pacific, a handful of Allied ships prepare for a last-ditch battle at Surabaya in the Java Sea. Not only is the Allied force doomed to defeat: any surviving ships will be trapped, since escape routes are blocked by the enemy. Nick Everard, commanding the cruiser Defiant, is badly wounded in the battle. His ship is heavily damaged and to make matters worse, he has a battered US destroyer under his protection. But unless Everard can find some way out of the trap, both ships and crews face destruction... All the Drowning Seas presents compelling action at sea, and establishes Alexander Fullerton as one of the premier novelists of naval warfare. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torchbearers The Gatecrashers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement

The Gatecrashers

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591584

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The extraordinary, breathless final volume in the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers Six midget submarines are about to be towed underwater from Scotland to Norway. Their targets: the giant German warships Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Lutzow. The odds seem stacked against the smaller craft. But if they can survive the nightmarish 2,000-mile tow, Commander Paul Everard will have a chance to gatecrash the fjords and cripple the ship Churchill calls ‘the Beast’. Whether or not he succeeds, the chances of getting out alive are slim. If he fails, his father Nick Everard, escort commander for Arctic convoy PQ19, is in trouble: none of his ships can stand up to Tirpitz’s broadsides. As The Gatecrashers draws to its thunderous climax, father and son face their final and most searching test... Based on the thrilling true story of Operation Source, The Gatecrashers is the blistering culmination of the bestselling Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Storm Force to Narvik

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591533

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Everard is plunged into action in WW2 British Captain Nick Everard's destroyer is crippled by Nazi gunfire in the German invasion of Norway. Nothing seems able to stop the advance across Europe and the Royal Navy is in a tight situation. Desperately attempting to repair his ship hidden in a remote fjord, Everard is unaware that his son is part of an Allied naval flotilla converging on Norway, and the two are fated to join forces in a deadly arctic battle. Moving into a new and explosive phase of Everard’s career, Storm Force to Narvik takes us deep into the action and danger of the Second World War. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torchbearers The Gatecrashers

Sixty Minutes for St. George

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591517

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The thrilling and authentic Nicholas Everard naval thriller On St George’s Day 1918 the Royal Navy launch a desperate assault on the German base of Zeebrugge. In the sixty minutes from touchdown to withdrawal, eleven VCs were won and hundreds lay dead or wounded. Churchill said the raid ‘may well rank as the finest feat of arms of the Great War’. Sub-lieutenant Nicholas Everard finds himself in the thick of it: working on minelaying operations, manning coastal patrols and, above all, fighting in savage clashes with enemy destroyers. He must not only fight his skilled opponents: he must fight the odds... For readers of Philip McCutchan and Douglas Reeman, Alexander Fullerton’s outstanding ability to recreate the war as it was felt and lived bursts from every line of this extraordinary novel, the second in the Nicholas Everard series. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Band of Brothers

The Explosive WW2 Naval Thriller

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591452

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Danger and bravery at sea from thriller-master Alexander Fullerton It is early autumn 1943 and a German U-boat supply ship is sailing under heavy escort from Le Havre to the Atlantic. A mixed force of torpedo boats from Allied Coastal Forces is ordered to intercept and sink her. Navigator Ben Quarry has other worries. His girlfriend, Rosie, is set on returning to occupied France as an SOE agent. His former mistress, now the wife of his CO, Bob Stack, has embarked on an affair with another officer. Ben’s got to tell him. But in the heat of battle, survival is everything... A standalone naval thriller from a writer who was there, Band of Brothers will keep you gripped. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘The scene of battle is quite overpowering’ Sunday Times ‘What le Carré is to the spy genre, Fullerton is to novels of naval warfare’ South Wales Echo ‘The most meticulously researched war novels that I have ever read’ Len Deighton ‘His action passages are superb, and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘The finest of modern writers about naval warfare’ Manchester Evening News

Last Lift from Crete

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591541

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Crete, May 1941. Against all odds the Everards must survive a relentless Luftwaffe assault The situation is dire for British forces in the Mediterranean. Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham’s signal to his fleet is ‘Stick it out. Navy must not let Army down’. But the ships, with no air cover, have to run the gauntlet of 2,000 German bombers; and can only lick their wounds under cover of darkness. Nick Everard commands the destroyer Tuareg as it ventures well inside Stuka territory. There they are ordered to evacuate a body of troops, plus an Australian field hospital and thirty nurses, from right under the Germans’ noses. The soon-decimated flotilla has to make it round the Aegean, then out of Crete – but only a miracle can save them! Last Lift from Crete is the story of a battle lost and won. It combines gripping personal drama with incredible naval action and shows Alexander Fullerton at the height of his career and his writing powers. A must-read for fans of Alistair MacLean and C. S. Forester. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘Impeccable in detail and gripping in impact’ Irish Independent ‘His action passages are superb and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overwhelming’ Sunday Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Patrol to the Golden Horn

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591525

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1866

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A covert submarine raid where everything is at risk The final days of the First World War, and the menacing bulk of the German battlecruiser Goeben lurks in the Golden Horn at Constantinople. It is vital that she is destroyed, or at least immobilised, and the favoured method is to send an E-class submarine in through the Dardanelles to the sea of Marmara. However, it is two years since an Allied submarine has passed through the Dardanelles successfully – the narrow straits are littered with minefields and nets, and are continually patrolled by gunboats. To send a submarine through now seems suicidal, but the alternative of sparing the Goeben is unthinkable. Aided by a Marine explosives expert and a taciturn intelligence specialist, Nick Everard is on board and in control, ready to run the gauntlet in his most dangerous mission yet... The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torchbearers The Gatecrashers

The Blooding of the Guns

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591509

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The first in the epic and unputdownable Nicholas Everard naval thriller series Jutland, 1916: In the windswept North Sea, the Royal Navy awaits the challenge of the Kaiser’s High Sea Fleet. One hundred and fifty British ships, manned by sixty thousand sailors, stand ready for battle in the icy waters... Nicholas Everard, a sub-lieutenant on a destroyer, is going into combat. Little does he know what is in store for himself and his shipmates. How it feels to be in a small ship, racing to launch torpedoes into a line of dreadnoughts’ blazing guns; how it feels to be inside a battleship’s fifteen-inch turrets; or on the bridge of a cruiser under pulverising bombardment. This is battle at sea. How can Everard survive the onslaught? Dramatic, action-packed and meticulously researched, The Blooding of the Guns launches the epic career of Nicholas Everard in this unforgettable series, sure to enthral readers of Douglas Reeman and Philip McCutchan. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

A Share of Honour

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591568

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Danger lurks beneath the Mediterranean waves... Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves in the Mediterranean aboard the submarine Ultra, helping the Allies attack Axis supply ships in a life or death struggle beneath the waves. But Paul has other worries: his father, Nick, is somewhere in the Far East, at risk from the rapidly advancing Japanese. His brother, Jack, has become embroiled in the murky world of clandestine operations, and been sent on a high-risk mission to destroy a key German naval base. The Everards are risking everything for the war. But what price is too high for one family to bear? The seventh instalment of the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers is a searing adventure of warfare at sea. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

From Stoke Mandeville to Stratford

A History of the Summer Paralympic Games

Author: Ian Brittain

Publisher: Common Ground Publishing

ISBN: 9781863359863

Category: Athletes with disabilities

Page: 372

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As Aristotle once said, "If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development." When Dr Ian Brittain started researching the history of the Paralympic Games after beginning his PhD studies in 1999, it quickly became clear that there was no clear or comprehensive source of information about the Paralympic Games or Great Britain's participation in the Games. This book is an attempt to document the history of the summer Paralympic Games and present it in one accessible and easy-to-read volume. From the outset, it should be made very clear that this book is not meant to be an academic text. It has always been the author's intention that it should be a resource for anyone with an interest in the Paralympic Games, their history, or Great Britain's participation in the Games. Through twelve years of research, the author has brought together all of the facts, figures, and interesting stories that have occurred in the development of the summer Games-from their roots at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the United Kingdom to the global mega-event they have become today. This is the first publication to include images of posters, winner's medals, and other artefacts connected with the Games-some of which have never been seen in print. Every endeavour has been made to include all relevant information, and this text serves as an ideal starting point from which future researchers and historians may begin. As we have noticed recently with the increased documentation of Olympic history, it is the author's hope that this text will inspire others to contribute to a more complete history of the Paralympic Games. A more complete history may lead to a better understanding of the importance of the Paralympic Games and their impact upon the lives of people with disabilities.

The Battle of the River Plate

The Hunt for the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee

Author: Dudley Pope

Publisher: McBooks Press

ISBN: 1590136950

Category: History

Page: 256

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This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Spee on a mission to cripple British shipping. Through clever subterfuge and daring, the Graf Spee takes ship after ship, ultimately forcing the British Navy to send twenty ships in search of the elusive Spee.

Pride and the Anguish

Author: Douglas Reeman

Publisher: McBooks Press

ISBN: 1590137116

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Singapore, November, 1941 . . . They called it the "Gibraltar of the Far East" — a British rock that could not be taken. But suddenly, in a lightning blow, Singapore may be defeated. Call it incompetence or call it false pride. It doesn't really matter. Just as the warplanes of the Rising Sun take command of the skies. Lt. Ralph Trewin, who was a proud recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, arrives at Singapore as second-in-command of the gun boat HMS Porcupine. Is it too late to overcome the ignorance and blind optimism he finds in Singapore?

Murder for Pleasure

The Life and Times of the Detective Story

Author: Howard Haycraft

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486829302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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"Genuinely fascinating reading." — The New York Times Book Review. An expert in detective fiction traces its development from the 1840s through the 1940s, charting the innovations of Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the modern influence of George Simenon, Josephine Tey, and others. Topics include a survey of the critical literature, a quiz, and a Who's Who in Detection. "Patently authoritative." — The New Yorker.

The Blooding

The Dramatic True Story of the First Murder Case Solved by Genetic "Fingerprinting"

Author: Joseph Wambaugh

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150702

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered. But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than four thousand men before the real killer is found.

The Secret History of Lucifer (New Edition)

Author: Lynn Picknett

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1780337698

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' -- a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous with darkness and the Devil. Yet many great thinkers have covertly followed the old Luciferan way, most famously Leonardo da Vinci, who encrypted the symbols of his heretical beliefs in his work, visible only to those who have the key.

Oxford dictionary of nicknames

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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From the affectionate and humorous to the derogatory and vitriolic, this scintillating collection of nicknames brings together famous people, places, events, and organizations with the nicknames that epitomize them. This brand new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. The coverage is international and ranges from Buffalo Bill to Flo Jo to Dubya and from Silicon Valley to the Nutmeg State. Arranged alphabetically and including appendices listing groups of nicknames, a General Index, and a Thematic Index, The Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames is perfect browsing material for the general reader and the popular culture buff, and an ideal reference for anyone researching the identity and background of famous figures and places.

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071798382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.