Category: Historical Fiction

Download e-book for kindle: Le Club des incorrigibles optimistes by Jean-Michel Guenassia

By Jean-Michel Guenassia

ISBN-10: 2226200347

ISBN-13: 9782226200341

Michel Marini avait douze ans en 1959. C'était l'époque du rock'n'roll et de l. a. guerre d'Algérie. Lui, il était photographe novice, lecteur compulsif et joueur de baby-foot au Balto de Denfert-Rochereau. Dans l'arrière-salle du bistrot, il a rencontré Igor, Léonid, Sacha, Imré et les autres. Ces hommes avaient passé le Rideau de Fer pour sauver leur peau. Ils avaient abandonné leurs amours, leur famille, trahi leurs idéaux, et tout ce qu'ils étaient. Ils s'étaient retrouvés à Paris dans ce membership d'échecs d'arrière-salle que fréquentaient aussi Kessel et Sartre. Et ils étaient liés par un poor mystery que Michel finirait par découvrir.

Cette rencontre bouleversa définitivement los angeles vie du jeune garçon. Parce qu'ils étaient tous d'incorrigibles optimistes.

Portrait de génération, reconstitution minutieuse d'une époque, chronique douce-amère d'une formative years : Jean-Michel Guenassia réussit un optimal roman étonnant tant par l'ampleur du projet que par l'authenticité qui souffle sur ces pages.

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Get War Story (RFC Trilogy, Book 1) PDF

By Derek Robinson

ISBN-10: 1743344813

ISBN-13: 9781743344811

Publish yr note: First released January 1st 1987
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The first of 3 nice Royal Flying Corps novels by means of Derek Robinson, battle tale is the savagely humorous and completely convincing tale of Hornet Squadron and – simply eighteen and clean from public institution – new recruit Oliver Paxton. To his C.O. he's an fool, to every person else – specially the tormenting Australian who stocks his billet – a pompous fool.

This is 1916, the 12 months of the Somme, giving Paxton necessary little time to develop from blameless to veteran.

As one reviewer stated: "The descriptions of patrolling and aerial wrestle are superlatively good performed . . . better stomachs will appreciate the whiff of battiness and brimstone."

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Download e-book for kindle: Drums of Autumn (Outlander, Book 4) by Diana Gabaldon

By Diana Gabaldon

ISBN-10: 0440335175

ISBN-13: 9780440335177

EPUB eISBN: 9780440335177
Original book: 1997
Electronic booklet: 2004

BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross.

The fabulous saga continues....

It begun in Scotland, at an old stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a decide on few, leads into the past--or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extreme passage, now not as soon as yet two times. Her first journey swept her into the palms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her grew to become legend--a story of tragic ardour that ended along with her go back to the current to undergo his baby. Her moment trip, twenty years later, introduced them jointly back in frontier the United States. yet Claire had left anyone in the back of within the 20th century. Their daughter, Brianna....

Now Brianna has made a hectic discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying jump into the unknown. looking for her mom and the daddy she hasn't ever met, she is risking her personal destiny to attempt to alter history...and to avoid wasting their lives. yet as Brianna plunges into an uncharted barren region, a heartbreaking come upon may well strand her eternally within the past...or root her within the position she might be, the place her center and soul belong....

About the Author-
Diana Gabaldon is the recent York instances bestselling writer of Lord John and the personal topic and the wildly well known Outlander novels. She gained a 2006 Quill Award for her latest Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
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New PDF release: Benjamin Franklin's Bastard

By Sally Cabot

ISBN-10: 006224194X

ISBN-13: 9780062241948

An soaking up and compelling paintings of literary historic fiction, set in colonial Philadelphia, that brings to lifestyles a little-known bankruptcy of the yank Revolution--the tale of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the ladies who enjoyed them

Sixteen-year-old Anne is an uneducated serving lady on the Penny Pot tavern while she first meets the commanding Benjamin Franklin. The time she spends with the intense younger printer teases her curious brain, and the cash he offers retains her kin from ravenous. however the formidable Franklin is dedicated to another individual, a formal yet infatuated girl named Deborah learn who turns into his common-law spouse. no less than Anne has William, her loved baby son, to remind her of his father and to melt a few of life's bleakness.

But turning out to be up a bastard amid the squalor of Eades Alley isn't the existence Anne desires for her in basic terms son. conscious about the demanding situations dealing with them, she makes a heartbreaking sacrifice. she's going to surrender William perpetually, permitting Benjamin and Deborah Franklin to elevate him as their own.

Though she can't be with him, Anne secretly watches out for her liked baby, bold to be just about him with no revealing the reality approximately herself or his start, and status defend as Deborah Franklin struggles to simply accept her husband's bastard son as her own.

As the years cross, the bustling colonies develop and prosper, supplying possibilities for wealth and tool for a skilled guy like William's father. Benjamin's growing to be repute and connections as a scientist, author, thinker, businessman, and political genius open doorways for the astute William in addition, and at last King George III appoints Benjamin's bastard son to the hot place of Royal Governor of latest Jersey. Anne's fortunes additionally upward thrust. A clever girl of many skills, she builds a snug lifetime of her own--yet not anything fills her with extra pleasure or satisfaction than her son's luck and happiness.

But all that her comprehensive son has completed is threatened whilst the colonies--led via influential males, together with his personal father--begin the struggle for independence. A steadfast, unswerving topic of the British Crown, William can't settle for his father's passionate safeguard of the patriots' reason, and the long-lasting bond they proportion fractures, a heart-wrenching holiday that would perpetually hang-out them and people they love.

A poignant story of ardour, kinfolk, love, and struggle, Benjamin Franklin's Bastard skillfully brings into concentration a forged of outstanding characters drawn from genuine existence, and vividly re-creates probably the most outstanding and exciting classes of history--the start of the yankee nation.

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Get Secrets of the Tudor Court PDF

By D. L. Bogdan

ISBN-10: 0758241992

ISBN-13: 9780758241993

Whilst younger Mary Howard gets the inside track that she is going to be leaving her domestic for the grand court docket of King Henry VIII, to wait his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. every thing Anne touches turns out to show to gold, and Mary is sure Anne will sooner or later develop into Queen. yet Mary has additionally obvious the King's fickle nature and the way simply he discards those that have been as soon as on the subject of him...Discovering that she is a pawn in a delicately orchestrated plot devised via her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare now not disobey him. but regardless of all of her efforts to thrill him, she too falls prey to his chilly wrath. now not till she turns into betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary reveals the affection and approval she's been looking. yet simply whilst Mary believes she is eventually freed from her father, the tides flip. Now Mary needs to learn how to play her half good in a deadly chess video game that may swap her lifestyles - and the process background.

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New PDF release: The Heiress Companion

By Madeleine Robins

ISBN-10: 1611381118

ISBN-13: 9781611381115

Whereas Rowena Cherwood didn't cross round boasting of it, she had a tidy legacy from her mom and dad. unfastened to settle on the lifestyles she sought after, and unwilling to stay along with her overbearing aunt, she authorised a place as woman Bradwell's significant other. A spinster of twenty-seven, Rowena gave little inspiration to marriage - till Lyn Bradwell, woman Bradwell's lengthy absent son, lower back to England. Their chemistry was once instant - and fiery. Love was once the very last thing on Rowena's brain - or Lyn's. woman Bradwell, impatient for her companion's happiness and her son's, puzzled how lengthy it'd be ahead of her better half and her son may open their eyes.

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New PDF release: The World as I Found It (New York Review Books Classics)

By Bruce Duffy

ISBN-10: 1590175654

ISBN-13: 9781590175651

Whilst Bruce Duffy's the realm As i discovered It was once first released greater than two decades in the past, critics and readers have been shocked via its bold reimagining of the lives of 3 very diversified males, the philosophers Bertrand Russell,G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. a super crew portrait with the vertiginous displacements of twentieth-century existence looming huge within the heritage, Duffy's novel depicts instances and locations as a number of as Vienna 1900, the trenches of global warfare I, Bloomsbury, and the universities of Cambridge, whereas the advanced major characters seem not just in suggestion and dispute yet in love and melancholy. Wittgenstein, a wierd, , and troubling guy of gnawing contradictions, is on the middle of a unique that reminds us that the it sounds as if summary and formal questions that animate philosophy are not anything under the intractable issues of existence and demise.

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Download e-book for kindle: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

By Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

ISBN-10: 0312380070

ISBN-13: 9780312380076

Whilst younger Fu arrives along with his mom in bustling Nineteen Twenties Chungking, all he has visible of the realm is the agricultural farming village the place he has grown up. He understands not anything of urban existence. however the urban, with its wonders and hazards, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he units out to make the easiest of what it has to supply him.
First released in 1932, younger Fu of the higher Yangtze used to be one of many earliest Newbery Medal winners. even supposing China has replaced on the grounds that that point, younger Fu's studies are common: making neighbors, making errors, and making one's manner on the earth.

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Download e-book for kindle: Katabasis (The Foreworld Saga, Book 4) by Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo, Angus Trim

By Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo, Angus Trim

ISBN-10: 1477848215

ISBN-13: 9781477848210

The loss of life of the fearsome Ögedei Khan has introduced the Mongol invasion of the West to an abrupt halt. Exhausted, affected by uncertainty and self-doubt, and reeling from betrayal via certainly one of their very own, the surviving Shield-Brethren fight throughout a frozen, shattered desolate tract to come domestic after their determined conflict in Mongolia.

Their venture is complete—Christendom has been saved—but new and poor questions hang-out each one member of the corporate: Are they heroes or villains? or simply pawns in a bigger video game, trapped in an international long gone mad within the wake of the unspeakable devastation visited upon it by means of the Mongol horde?

And so much poignant of all, where—and what—is “home” now, and what's going to be their position on the planet they fought to defend?

Katabasis, a brand new novel within the acclaimed Foreworld Saga, follows the survivors as they try to confront their very own fears and choose who they really are—and whom they are going to finally serve.

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Get Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, Book 1) PDF

By Connie Willis

ISBN-10: 0307784444

ISBN-13: 9780307784445

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1992
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For Kivrin, getting ready an on-site examine of 1 of the deadliest eras in humanity's heritage used to be so simple as receiving inoculations opposed to the illnesses of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a lady touring on my own. For her teachers within the twenty-first century, it intended painstaking calculations and cautious tracking of the rendezvous place the place Kivrin will be received.

But a problem surprisingly linking previous and destiny strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try out desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and worry, Kivrin--barely of age herself--finds she has turn into an not going angel of desire in the course of one in all history's darkest hours.

Five years within the writing via one in all technological know-how fiction's so much venerated authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis attracts upon her knowing of the universalities of human nature to discover the ageless problems with evil, pain, and the indomitable will of the human spirit.

Literary Awards
Hugo Award for most sensible Novel (1993)
Nebula Award for top Novel (1992)
Locus Award for top technological know-how Fiction Novel (1993)
Mythopoeic myth Award Nominee for grownup Literature (1993)
Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis for international Novel (1994)

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