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The Reverse of the Medal
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0393037118
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Jack Aubrey makes some bad investments which involve him with the London underworld, he must rely on Stephen Maturin, an intelligence officer on his ship, to get him out of trouble

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    The Reverse of the Medal
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : Aubrey/Maturin Novels
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1324020512
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage--the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.

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    Teleny, Or, The Reverse of the Medal
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Mondial
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781595690364
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This homoerotic novel unmasked the cynical double moral standards of the Victorian era: The love of Camille and Teleny is shattered by social reprisals. It was originally published in 1893 by Leonard Smithers who praised it as being "the most powerful and cleverly written erotic romance which has appeared in the English language." (Adult Fiction)

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    The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780393063820
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The tenth installment in the beloved, epic Aubrey/Maturin series and inspiration for the major motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The War of 1812 continues, and Captain Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to wreak havoc with the British whaling trade. Meanwhile, Stephen Maturin has a mission of his own in the world of secret intelligence and comes face to face with the harsh realities for women of the age. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific—typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, an ill-fated affair, murder, and criminal insanity—as well as a bold rescue by a crew of seafaring female warriors.

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    The Letter of Marque (Vol. Book 12) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780393063653
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Fine stuff...[The Letter of Marque] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship’s surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. A nighttime battle with an unusual climax, a jewel of great value, and Maturin’s fondness for opium make this segment of Patrick O’Brian’s masterful series both original and profoundly exciting.

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    Treason's Harbour
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0393037096
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Malta for much needed repairs on his ship, Captain Jack Aubrey must rely on his ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, Stephen Maturin, to outwit Napoleon's agents

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    The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780393088540
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"—Irish Times Captain Jack Aubrey, accomplished at sea but dreadfully vulnerable on land, finds himself ashore after a successful cruise. With his prize money burning a hole in his pocket, he is persuaded by a kind stranger he meets at a tavern to make certain investments. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage?the province of his friend Stephen Maturin, now tasked with rescuing his imperiled friend as he also attempts to locate his wayward wife, Diana Villiers. Is Aubrey’s humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which Patrick O’Brian’s readers have come to expect.

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    Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal: A Physiological Romance of To-day
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781465612014
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • "That thrilling longing I had felt grew more and more intense, the craving so insatiable that it was changed to pain; the burning fire had now been fanned into a mighty flame, and my whole body was convulsed and writhed with mad desire. My lips were parched, I gasped for breath; my joints were stiff, my veins were swollen, yet I sat still, like all the crowd around me. But suddenly a heavy hand seemed to be laid upon my lap, something was hent and clasped and grasped, which made me faint with lust. The hand was moved up and down, slowly at first, then fast and faster it went in rhythm with the song. My brain began to reel as throughout every vein a burning lava coursed, and then, some drops even gushed out——I panted—— "All at once the pianist finished his piece with a crash amidst the thundering applause of the whole theatre. I myself heard nothing but the din of thunder, I saw a fiery hail, a rain of rubies and emeralds that was consuming the cities of the plain, and he, the pianist, standing naked in the lurid light, exposing himself to the thunderbolts of heaven and to the flames of hell. As he stood there, I saw him—in my madness—change all at once into Anubis, the dog-headed God of Egypt, then by degrees into a loathsome poodle. I started, I shivered, felt sick, but speedily he changed to his own form again. "I was powerless to applaud, I sat there dumb, motionless, nerveless, exhausted. My eyes were fixed upon the artist who stood there bowing listlessly, scornfully; while his own glances full of I eager and impassioned tenderness,' seemed to be seeking mine and mine alone. What a feeling of exultation awakened within me! But could he love me, and me only? For a trice the exultation gave way to bitter jealousy. Was I growing mad, I asked myself? "As I looked at him, his features seemed to be overshadowed by a deep melancholy, and—horrible to behold—I saw a small dagger plunged in his breast, with the blood flowing fast from the wound. I not only shuddered, but almost shrieked with fear, the vision was so real. My head was spinning round, I was growing faint and sick, I fell back exhausted in my chair, covering my eyes with my hands."

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    The Surgeon's Mate
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 039303707X
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ordered home by dispatch vessel, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin find their ship pursued by two privateers through the fog of the Grand Banks

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    The Other Side of the Medal
  • Author : Edward John Thompson
  • Publisher : London : L. & V. Woolf
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : UOM:39015014188331
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : India
  • Read and download full book The Other Side of the Medal

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    The Nutmeg of Consolation (Vol. Book 14) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780393088472
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "[The series shows] a joy in language that jumps from every page....You're in for a wonderful voyage."—Cutler Durkee, People Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian—or Stephen Maturin—could devise. In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.

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    The Thirteen Gun Salute (Vol. Book 13) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780393063660
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, Independent Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin—his friend, ship's surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent—on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk. The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the Thousand Steps of the sacred crater of the orangutans; a killer typhoon catches Aubrey and his crew trying to work the Diane off a reef; and in the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang a classic duel of intelligence agents unfolds: the French envoys, well entrenched in the Sultan's good graces, against the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin.

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    The Wine-Dark Sea (Vol. Book 16) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9780393063691
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States. At the outset of this adventure filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue an American privateer through the Great South Sea. The strange color of the ocean reminds Stephen of Homer's famous description, and portends an underwater volcanic eruption that will create a new island overnight and leave an indelible impression on the reader's imagination. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Jack will survive a desperate open boat journey and come face to face with his illegitimate black son; Stephen, caught up in the aftermath of his failed coup, will flee for his life into the high, frozen wastes of the Andes; and Patrick O'Brian's brilliantly detailed narrative will reunite them at last in a breathtaking chase through stormy seas and icebergs south of Cape Horn, where the hunters suddenly become the hunted.

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    Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780393088502
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."—Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999) Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.

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    The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 039306011X
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Read and download full book The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels

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    Desolation Island
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0393037053
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin sail to Australia with a hold full of convicts, including a dangerous spy, while the crew is decimated by disease and their ship, the "Leopard," is pursued by a Dutch man-of-war

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    The Ionian Mission (Aubrey-Maturin, Book 8)
  • Author : Patrick O’Brian
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780007429349
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Whether close to home or far away, there are no safe harbours while Napoleon seeks to dominate the known world.

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    Master and Commander
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780007255832
  • Reader Reviews : 116
  • Genre : Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Set sail for the read of your life! Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback by Harper Perennial with stunning new jackets.

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    Clarissa Oakes
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : HarperPerennial
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 0007275587
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • As Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the hated Australian prison colonies he soon becomes aware that he is out of touch with the mood of the ship. What he doesn't know is that there is a potentially dangerous stranger aboard ship.

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    The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060386987
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Admirals
  • Includes facsimile of the manuscript.

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    A Descriptive List of the Medals Relating to John Law and the Mississippi System
  • Author : Benjamin Betts
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044081059123
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  • Genre : Medals
  • Read and download full book A Descriptive List of the Medals Relating to John Law and the Mississippi System

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    The Medals of Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484)
  • Author : Roberto Weiss
  • Publisher : Ed. di Storia e Letteratura
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Medals, Renaissance
  • Read and download full book The Medals of Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484)

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    H. M. S. Surprise (Vol. Book 3) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780393088465
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it." —Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press In H.M.S. Surprise, British naval officer Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin face near-death and tumultuous romance in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Tasked with ferrying a British ambassador to the Sultan of Kampong, they find themselves on a prolonged voyage aboard a Royal Navy frigate en route to the Malay Peninsula. In this new sphere, Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy who enjoys overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could secure him a marriage to his beloved Sophie and make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet.

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    The Aubrey-Maturin Series
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0393048403
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A twenty-volume hardcover set of the complete Patrick O'Brian high-seas Aubrey/Maturin adventure classics, including the final book: Blue at the Mizzen. The Great Adventure begins in Master & Commander with the near-disaster of Jack Aubrey's first encounter with Stephen Maturin and the taking of the Cacafuego. Post Captain: Jack and Stephen vie for the affections of Diana Villiers. H.M.S. Surprise: In India, a prodigious blue diamond, a fatal duel, and a dramatic fleet action against the French. The Mauritius Command: An exploration of aberrant psychology and a most memorable storm at sea Desolation Island: The Waakzaamheid chases the Leopard south to the glories of Antarctica. The Fortune of War: Jack encounters the American navy, is taken prisoner, and witnesses the fateful clash of the Shannon and the Chesapeake. The Surgeon's Mate: A shipwreck on the coast of France, and Jack and Stephen are rescued from a French prison thanks to Diana's diamond The Ionian Mission: The Surprise is sent to intervene in the tangled politics of the Balkans.Treason's Harbour: A desert crossing, an unusual single-ship action in shoal waters, and Jack saved from treachery in Malta by Stephen's cunning. The Far Side of the World: Typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity in the far reaches of the Pacific The Reverse of the Medal: Jack, lured into a disastrous investment by French agents, is court-martialed and disgraced. The Letter of Marque: Cast out of the Royal Navy, Jack sets sail in the Surprise as a privateer, and Stephen's taste for tincture of opium takes a more serious turn. The Thirteen Gun Salute: A killer typhoon overtakes Jack and his crew in the South China Sea, and Stephen engages in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with French agents. The Nutmeg of Consolation: Pirates, smallpox, and a visit to the grim penal colony in Australia, where Stephen's Irish temper provokes a duel and a diplomatic crisis. The Truelove: Jack and Stephen mastermind a war among the cannibals, and a mysterious female convict sows dangerous jealousies aboard the Surprise. The Wine-Dark Sea: A submarine volcanic eruption serves as backdrop to revolution in South America and a memorable excursion into the Andes. The Commodore: A strange homecoming for Jack and Stephen, followed by a vigorous action to foil the French invasion of Ireland. The Yellow Admiral: Jack is rescued from the doldrums of peace and from amorous difficulties by Napoleon's escape from Elba. The Hundred Days: The cunning of Stephen and the seamanship of Jack prevent Napoleon from conquering Europe at Waterloo. Blue at the Mizzen: Jack Aubrey stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru.

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    The Mauritius Command
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0393037045
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stephen Maturin brings Captain Jack Aubrey secret orders to lead an expedition against the French islands of Mauritius and La Reunion, but the conduct of two of his own officers threatens the success of the mission

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    Post Captain (Vol. Book 2) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780393059939
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “If Jane Austen had written rousing sea yarns, she would have produced something very close to the prose of Patrick O'Brian.” —Time It’s 1802. The Treaty of Amiens has brought an end to the hostilities between Great Britain and France. Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, are enjoying the respite in the English countryside, besotted with two beautiful cousins, Sophie Williams and Diana Villiers—until Aubrey loses his fortune and they flee to France to escape his creditors. While in France, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens and war begins anew. Aubrey and Maturin, now finding themselves behind enemy lines, make their way back to England. Maturin is sent to Spain on an intelligence-gathering mission and the now-solvent Aubrey assumes command of a strange warship, pursuing his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Amidst the rollicking adventures at sea and mishaps on land, Aubrey and Maturin’s friendship is tested by their romantic entanglements with the cousins in this brilliant second installment of the epic series.

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    A Medal for Leroy
  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781250039804
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In World War II-era England, Michael learns about his black British Army soldier grandfather, a World War I officer who risked his life to save wounded men but who did not receive special commendations because of his race.

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    The Hundred Days (Vol. Book 19) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780393088519
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "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

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    The Numismatic Circular and Catalogue of Coins, Tokens, Commemorative & War Medals, Books & Cabinets
  • Author : Spink & Son
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101048440943
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Numismatic Circular and Catalogue of Coins, Tokens, Commemorative & War Medals, Books & Cabinets

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    Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN : WISC:89094393345
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  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • V.1-20 are, like missing vols. 21-26, also freely available online at the the China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL), & can be accessed with the following individual urls: http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv1 Note: Click to view v.1 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv2 Note: Click to view v.2 via CADAL http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv3 Note: Click to view v.3 via CADAL http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv4 Note: Click to view v.4 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv5 Note: Click to view v.5 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv6 Note: Click to view v.6 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv7 Note: Click to view v.7 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv8 Note: Click to view v.8 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv9 Note: Click to view v.9 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv10 Note: Click to view v.10 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv11 Note: Click to view v.11 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv12 Note: Click to view v.12 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv13 Note: Click to view v.13 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv14 Note: Click to view v.14 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv15 Note: Click to view v.15 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv16 Note: Click to view v.16 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv17 Note: Click to view v.17 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv18 Note: Click to view v.18 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv19 Note: Click to view v.19 via CADAL. -- http://lookup.lib.hku.hk/lookup/bib/B3144507Xv20 Note: Click to view v.20 via CADAL.

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    Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal
  • Author : Stephen K. Scher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781134821945
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The papers published in this book were delivered at two conferences held in conjunction with the exhibition, " The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance"

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    Master of the Game
  • Author : Sidney Sheldon
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1478948426
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED BY THIS CLASSIC BESTSELLER FROM MASTER STORYTELLER SIDNEY SHELDON! WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL? She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned. And she's a survivor, indomitable as her father, the man who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the bleak South African earth. Now, celebrating her ninetieth birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil -- her winnings in life. Is she the...MASTER OF THE GAME?

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    Patrick O'Brian
  • Author : Nikolai Tolstoy
  • Publisher : William Collins
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0008350620
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  • Genre : Books
  • An intimate portrait of Patrick O'Brian, written by his stepson Nikolai Tolstoy.

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    The Scher Collection of Commemorative Medals
  • Author : Stephen K. Scher
  • Publisher : Giles
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1907804870
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • "It is an honor and pleasure to publish this imposing volume on the outstanding Stephen K. and Janie Woo

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    Teleny and Camille
  • Author : Jon Macy
  • Publisher : Northwest Press
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780984594009
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Tegneserie - graphic novel. Baseret på den homoerotiske roman "Teleny" af Oscar Wilde m.fl.

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    The Numismatic Circular
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924069735581
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  • Genre : Coins
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    British Campaign Medals of the First World War
  • Author : Peter Duckers
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9780747811718
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Britain has issued medals rewarding war service since at least the early nineteenth century, and increasingly through the period of its imperial expansion prior to 1914, but examples of many of the early types are now scarce. However, few families escaped some involvement with “the Great War” of 1914 18, and many still treasure the medals awarded to their ancestors for wartime service. Today, with a growing interest in British military history and particularly in family history and genealogy, more and more people want to trace their ancestors' past. This book looks in detail at the origin, types and varieties of the British medals awarded for general war service between 1914 and '18, and gives advice on researching the awards and their recipients.

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    Spink & Son's Monthly Numismatic Circular
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : UOM:39015039596252
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