books about: robbers
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their ...
The Robber Bride (The Daring Debutantes, Book 1)
Night Shift Publishing, 2011
Daring Debutantes, Book 1... When Victoria Barclay, privileged daughter of the Viscount Grantham, has a life-altering experience as a young girl, it sets the course for the rest of her life. She is determined to make a difference in the world, no matter the consequence, and becomes a highwayman—or woman, as it were—robbing the rich and donating her pilfered gains to the poor. Life-long friend and neighbor, Phineas Dartwell, Earl of ...
The Bank Robber
Blue Stone Publications, 2013
The story of an outlaw on the run, the girl he meets in the desert, and the posse that's chasing him -- led by his best friend. Swede Burdette is a legend in Texas -- as a Texas Ranger, soldier, Indian fighter. Things went bad while he was away at the war, though, and when he came back, he turned outlaw. John Kirby is a Texas Ranger who always brings in his man, usually dead. When Swede robs the bank in Temperance, Kirby leads the posse ...
Sugar Creek Gang Books 1-6 Set (The Swamp Robber/The Killer Bear/The Winter Rescue/The Lost Campers/The ...
This set includes books 1-6 in the Sugar Creek Gang Series: The Swamp Robber, The Killer Bear, The Winter Rescue, The Lost Campers, The Chicago Adventure, and The Secret Hideout . The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years. Great mysteries for kids with a message, The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of ...
The Robber Barons
Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Harriman, Gould, Frick...this is the story of the giant american capitalists who seized economic power after the Civil War and altered the shape of american life forever. Index.
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter
Ronia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.
The Robber Bride
Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends, Tony, Charis, and Roz. All three "have lost men, spirit, money, and time to ...
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America
Burton W. Folsom
Young America's Foundation
The Myth of the Robber Barons describes the role of key entrepreneurs in the economic growth of the United States from 1850 to 1910. The entrepreneurs studied are Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, James J. Hill, Andrew Mellon, Charles Schwab, and the Scranton family. Most historians argue that these men, and others like them, were Robber Barons. The story, however, is more complicated. The author, Burton Folsom, divides the ...
Heart Robber (Lifestyle by Design Book 2)
A steamy and sweet novel that will steal your heart. Jessa Allen knew she was plain and average. Yes, she was brainy and successful in her career but she wasn't a raving beauty who easily attracted hunky, gorgeous guys. So when Rob Granger asked her out, she was shocked. A seriously handsome man who had magnetism she couldn't escape wanted her. That wasn't something that happened everyday. Rob Granger was a self-confessed playboy who ...
The Robber , Robert Walser’s last novel, tells the story of a dreamer on a journey of self-discovery. It is a hybrid of love story, tragedy, and farce, with a protagonist who sweet-talks teaspoons, flirts with important politicians, plays maidservant to young boys, and uses a passerby’s mouth as an ashtray. Walser’s novel spoofs the stiff-upper-lipped European petit bourgeois and its nervous reactions to whatever threatens the stability of ...
The Swamp Robber (Sugar Creek Gang, Book 1)
The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years. Great mysteries for kids with a message, The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your kids will be thrilled, chilled, and inspired to grow as they follow the legendary escapades of Bill Collins, Dragonfly, and the rest of the gang ...
Cowboy Billy and the Smelly Bank Robber. (Fun Rhyming Children's Books)
The New Bestseller. From the best selling author of 'Bear Learns to Share' and 'My Dinosaur is Scared of Vegetables'. If you like stories by Maurice Sendak, Jon Klassen, Dr Seuss and P D Eastman then you will love this rick-rollicking adventurous tale told by Lily Lexington in her children’s story about Billy the Cowboy. Follow Billy as he battles the Smelly Bank Robber and rescue the kitty of the blonde girl with the curls. This book will ...
Cabin Creek Mysteries #1: The Secret of Robber's Cave
Action! Intrigue! Cliff-hangers! With a riveting overarching series storyline and a mini-mystery in each title, Cabin Creek gives readers what they crave: immediate answers AND ongoing suspense. Every book reveals clues, adds layers, and finds the characters investigating, plotting, and unraveling clues. They'll need their wits, their courage, and their gadgets to get to the bottom of the many mysteries of Lost Island. Jeff and David's dad ...
The Book Place, 2012
Originally published as Powell's Army: #4 by Terence Duncan Three-fingered Jack and his gang of road agents had a craving for money and a place to spend it. After hijacking an rmy payroll wagon and killing the troopers riding guard, they hightailed it into Virginia City, where anything could be had for the asking by a hardcase with a fat poke. But hot on their trail was hard-hitting trio of undercover agents known as Powell's Army. They knew ...
The Three Robbers
Phaidon Press Inc.
The Three Robbers has been translated into sixteen languages and has sold millions of copies in the 45 years since it was first published. However, it has been unavailable in English for years, depriving English-speaking children around the world of one of the most memorable, entertaining, and beautiful storybooks ever published, in which good triumphs over evil in a delightfully unexpected way. Tomi Ungerer has been described as 'the direct ...
The Robbers Cave Experiment: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation. [Orig. pub. as Intergroup Conflict and ...
Originally issued in 1954 and updated in 1961 and 1987, this pioneering study of "small group" conflict and cooperation has long been out-of-print. It is now available, in cloth and paper, with a new introduction by Donald Campbell, and a new postscript by O.J. Harvey. In this famous experiment, one of the earliest in inter-group relationships, two dozen twelve-year-old boys in summer camp were formed into two groups, the Rattlers and the ...
The Robbers and Wallenstein (Penguin Classics)
The Grave Robber's Apprentice
Hans doesn't know who he is or where he came from. When he was a baby, he washed ashore in a wooden box and was adopted by the conniving grave robber, Knobbe the Bent. Now fate has thrown him together with Angela von Schwanenberg, a young countess fleeing for her life from the evil Archduke Arnulf and his dreaded Necromancer. Together, these friends are on a daring quest to discover Hans' true identity and to save Angela's parents from the ...
The Honeybee & the Robber
Follow an adventurous honeybee as she goes about her busy day, sipping nectar from flowers, avoiding hungry birds and playing with butterflies. But when a robber bear comes looking for honey, all the bees must rush out to defend their home. This classic Eric Carle story is brought to life by movable pull-tabs that children can use to animate the action, as well as a beautiful pop-up butterfly. Available again for the first time in years, The ...
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, ...
Back Bay Books
DESCRIPTION: Elmore Leonard meets Franz Kafka in the wild, improbably true story of the legendary outlaw of Budapest. Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief, a sort of Cary Grant--if only Grant came from Transylvania, was a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper, and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants. During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him ...
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