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No one wants to be a spy. Circumstances create spies. For a young innocent boy, there was no choice. He was born to be a spy. This is the story of Teremun who begins life in Cairo and becomes my friend Louis in a small country town in Australia sixty years later. It is a story I have been wanting to tell for more than forty years. A story of a man who lived, and then disappeared from all memory. I felt this was unworthy of a man who had ...
Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition
Harry N. Abrams
When Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury was published in 2004, the book was the first to describe the dramatic rise of the world’s finest luxury company. Written with full access to the company’s archives, it demonstrates Louis Vuitton’s passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, product designs, and cutting-edge advertising. The company is examined through the lives of its first three leaders—founder Louis ...
Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Yale University Press
Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas spent the next four years in near-ceaseless combat, wherever the French army fought its fiercest battles: Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Argonne. Barthas’ riveting wartime narrative, first published in France in ...
Roosevelt's Beast: A Novel
Henry Holt and Co.
A reimagining of Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt’s ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition—a psychological twist on the smart historical thriller that first put Louis Bayard on the map 1914. Brazil’s Rio da Dúvida , the River of Doubt. Plagued by hunger and suffering the lingering effects of malaria, Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt-Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper ...
Shandy Takes The Hook [Illustrated]
Peril Press, 2014
PERIL PRESS presents: Texas Rangers, February 1951 SHANDY TAKES THE HOOK by Louis L’Amour as by Jim Mayo Tinhorn Kotch thought cleaning Shandy would be like taking milk from a kitten, but it resembled sorting Wildcats in a sandstorm! Tinhorn Kotch thought cleaning Shandy would be a cinch of a job for him 4400 Words AND BONUS! Texas Rangers, April 1946 HORSESHOES AREN’T ALWAYS LUCKY by Sam Brant Four grim bandits try a bold ...
Shalako He was a white man as cunning as any Indian, a loner who trusted in nothing but his weapon and his horse. But then Shalako came across a European hunting party, and a brave and beautiful woman, stranded and defenseless in the Sonoran Desert—the Apaches’ killing ground. Shalako knew he had to stay and help them survive. For somewhere out there a deadly Apache warrior had the worst kind of death in mind for them all. Catlow Ben ...
The Sixth Shotgun
No writer is associated more closely with the American West than Louis L'Amour. Collected here are two of his most exciting works, in their original forms. The title story, a tale of stagecoach robbery and frontier justice, is finally available in its full-length version. Similarly, the short novel included in this volume, "The Rider of the Ruby Hills," one of L'Amour's greatest range war novels, was published first in a magazine, then expanded ...
The Sacketts Volume One 5-Book Bundle: Sackett's Land, To the Far Blue Mountains, The Warrior's Path, Jubal ...
Though most of the epic Sackett series takes place during the 1870s, Louis L’Amour took great pains to flesh out this iconic family’s origins and pre–Civil War history. Now the five novels chronicling the arrival of Barnabas Sackett on American soil, his sons’ trials in the sprawling new wilderness, and their descendants’ adventures in the West are collected in one indispensable eBook bundle: SACKETT’S LAND TO THE FAR BLUE ...
Holes (A Yearling Book)
This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five ...
Tarot Beyond the Basics: Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Meanings Behind the Cards
Take your tarot reading to a higher level. With an emphasis on tarot’s astrological influences and a number of detailed sample readings, Tarot Beyond the Basics shows the way to becoming an advanced practitioner. Here, Anthony Louis shares how-to instructions for working with reversals, number symbolism, intuition, the four elements, and the philosophical roots of tarot. Explaining astrology for tarot readers clearly and in a way that ...
Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History
This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton’s women’s bags, the most coveted line of accessories in women’s fashion. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags ...
1920 - The Deadliest Year for St. Louis Police
Ken Zimmerman Jr. Enterprises, 2014
St. Louis Police would never experience another year like 1920 when eight brave officers lost their lives in the line of duty. 1919 to 1921 was a particularly rough three year period for the department. Robbers even shot the Chief of Police, who survived. This book examines each of the seven cases that took the officer lives as well as some of the contributing conditions in the City of St. Louis at the time.
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century. Virtually all the world’s major luxury houses have associated themselves with contemporary art through sponsorships, commissions, or foundations, and these points of exchange nourish the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and other design disciplines. Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to ...
The Autism War: A Novel
Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent but rarely acknowledged connection between childhood vaccines and autism. His quest to uncover the truth forces him to risk all he holds dear while confronting corrupt government officials, the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and disturbing elements of his own past. Even while holding down his job and dealing with ...
Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks
Pierre Pujalet-Plaa, Eric Leonforte
Harry N. Abrams
Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century and opened the world to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to all situations—and the travel trunk was born. Authors Pierre Léonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà curate 100 of the finest trunks the Louis Vuitton company has produced on commission, including boxes ...
Who Was Louis Braille?
Grosset & Dunlap
Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.
Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism
W. W. Norton & Company
The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his ...
Lenormand Symbols: Exploring the Images on the Cards
Anthony Louis, 2014
My goal in writing this e-book was to organize my notes about the original images and card meanings used by cartomancers during the decades after the Lenormand deck made its first appearance in Germany during the 19th century. I was also interested in the names given to the cards and the linguistic connotations and implications of those choices of words. To illustrate this e-book I chose public domain images primarily from the 19th century to ...
Last of the Breed: A Novel
“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”— Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian ...
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind (Scholastic Biography)
A poignant story of the man who developed the Braille system of printing for the blind.
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