The year is 1863 and the Confederacy is on the run. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of a mob in New Orleans, young Union soldier Jesse McQueen faces disgrace and court-martial - in service of a higher, hidden glory. As a spy behind Confederate lines, he will intercept crucial information that could provide the turning point in a bloody, tragic war. But the young daredevil finds himself playing the part of turncoat and Confederate officer all too well, as infatuation for an indomitable Rebel Belle becomes a deeper, more dangerous sentiment.
The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.
"Brought to life"
A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton. The first book in Bruce Catton's Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln's Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan.
"Very poor reader with great material"
When beautiful Angelina Foley presents Tom Radigan with a Spanish grant and claims ownership of his land, he realizes he's up against a cunning and deadly opportunist. Foley wants him off Vache Creek immediately, and with 3,000 head of cattle, an outfit of hardcase gunfighters, and winter coming on, she is unwilling to take no for an answer.
Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.
"A Wonderful Book"
A chilling story of counter-espionage set in the Lebanon during the Second World War.
To save his father from the Tory gallows, young Dan McQueen makes a bargain with the British--to murder the man destined to lead the rebels, George Washington.
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