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The Yellow Admiral Vol Book 18 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393063714
Genre : Fiction
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"There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."—John Balzar, Los Angeles Times Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the Admiralty by his erratic voting as a Member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong Navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates; he is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, whose mother has ferreted out a most damaging trove of old personal letters. Even Jack's exploits at sea turn sour: in the storm waters off Brest he captures a French privateer laden with gold and ivory, but this at the expense of missing a signal and deserting his post. Worst of all, in the spring of 1814, peace breaks out, and this feeds into Jack's private fears for his career. Fortunately, Jack is not left to his own devices. Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require a navy, and the service of English officers. Jack is savoring this apparent reprieve for his career, as well as Sophie's forgiveness, when he receives an urgent dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.

Yellow Admiral

Author : Lambert M. Surhone
ISBN : 6130362455
Genre : Science
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Yellow or Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea) is a butterfly endemic to Australia, New Zealand, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. The M?ori name is kahukowhai, which means yellow cloak. The Yellow Admiral is a member of the family Nymphalidae, the sub-family Nymphalinae as well as the tribe Nymphalini. Medium sized butterfly, wingspan 48 to 50 mm (Tasmania), 48 to 55 mm (New Zealand). The upper side of the wings is brightly coloured but the under side is much more criptic.

A Yellow Admiral Remembers

Author : Humphrey Hugh Smith
ISBN : LCCN:33002756
Genre : Admirals
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The Hundred Days Vol Book 19 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393088519
Genre : Fiction
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"One of the best novelists since Jane Austen....The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet....I give O'Brian's fans joy of it."—Philadelphia Inquirer Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egyptian campaign, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin must at all costs intercept. The fate of Europe hinges on their desperate mission. "The Hundred Days is certain to delight O'Brian's fans, for whom happiness is an unending stream of Aubrey/Maturin books....[It] is a fine novel that stands proudly on the shelf with the others."—Los Angeles Times

Slang And Its Analogues Past And Present Stra To Z

Author : John Stephen Farmer
ISBN : OXFORD:N11424635
Genre : English language
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Chambers S Journal

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924069261562
Genre : Periodicals
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Master And Commander Vol Book 1 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393058956
Genre : Fiction
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The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

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