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Liar & Spy

By Rebecca Stead
  • ISBN Code: : 0375899537
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : liar-spy.pdf

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The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING—TODAY! That’s how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh­bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies—and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer’s requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend? “Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike.” —NPR Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more!

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  • Pdf File: click-here-to-start.pdf

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Young fans of Ernie Cline's Ready Player One will love this classic video game inspired mystery filled with elements of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. What if playing video games was prepping you to solve an incredible real-world puzzle and locate a priceless treasure? Twelve-year-old Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games. So when his great-uncle dies and bequeaths him the all so-called treasure in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores it like it’s another level to beat. And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great-Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real-life escape-the-room game! Using his specially honed skills, Ted sets off to win the greatest game he’s ever played, with help from his friends Caleb and Isabel. Together they discover that Uncle Ted’s “treasure” might be exactly that—real gold and jewels found by a Japanese American unit that served in World War II. With each puzzle Ted and his friends solve, they get closer to unraveling the mystery—but someone dangerous is hot on their heels, and he’s not about to let them get away with the fortune. Praise for Click Here to Start: "As addictive as your favorite video game. I couldn't put it down."-Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm "Humor, believable characters, and adventure...keeps readers in suspense to the end. A winner for mystery enthusiasts."-Kirkus Reviews "In this clever debut, Markell takes readers on a clue-filled adventure...[and] maintains an energetic, entertaining balance of character-driven narrative and tricky challenges."-Publishers Weekly "Markell's highly entertaining debut novel...is a well-paced read with fully realized and likable characters,...[and] should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game-based stories, and reluctant readers."-SLJ "This book will appeal to a wide audience. Readers who enjoyed Schreiber's Game Over, Pete Watson will enjoy the video game component; fans of Fitzgerald's Under the Egg will enjoy reading more about the Monuments Men; detective story aficionados will revel in the inclusion of The Maltese Falcon story. This is a great book to hand to just about any middle grade reader."-YA Books Central A School Library Guild selection An Amazon Best Books of the Month Selection

Southern Lady, Yankee Spy

By Elizabeth R. Varon
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190286520
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 406
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Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, daring spymaster, postwar politician: Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most remarkable figures in American history, a woman who defied the conventions of the nineteenth-century South. In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War." Under the nose of the Confederate government, Van Lew ran a spy ring that gathered intelligence, hampered the Southern war effort, and helped scores of Union soldiers to escape from Richmond prisons. Varon describes a woman who was very much a product of her time and place, yet continually took controversial stands--from her early efforts to free her family's slaves, to her daring wartime activities and beyond. Varon's powerful biography brings Van Lew to life, showing how she used the stereotypes of the day to confound Confederate authorities (who suspected her, but could not believe a proper Southern lady could be a spy), even as she brought together Union sympathizers at all levels of society, from slaves to slaveholders. After the war, a grateful President Ulysses S. Grant named her postmaster of Richmond--a remarkable break with custom for this politically influential post. But her Unionism, Republican politics, and outspoken support of racial justice earned her a lifetime of scorn in the former Confederate capital. Even today, Elizabeth Van Lew remains a controversial figure in her beloved Richmond, remembered as the "Crazy Bet" of Lost Cause propaganda. Elizabeth Varon's account rescues her from both derision and oblivion, depicting an intelligent, resourceful, highly principled woman who remained, as she saw it, true to her country to the end.

Pirate Rebel Privateer Spy

By Robert Grisham
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1312329173
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  • Category : Fiction
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Pirate, Rebel, Privateer, Spy is a tale set in the year 2253 in a less-than-perfect universe. The roles people play can make a mess of things. Sometimes questionable, sometimes convoluted, and sometimes damnable, everyone has an agenda. Everyone wants something. And everyone has his own plan to get what he wants. And things get interesting for Polaris when strategies collide. Before her world collapses in on itself, can Polaris untangle the truth of things? She has an ally in her brother Gilead, but will his help be enough? Dreaming of being something you’re not can get those you love killed. Not everyone can be a ship’s captain. Not everyone understands the military mind. Not everyone appreciates his own limitations. Knowing yourself, knowing your abilities, is the first place to begin. Some will pretend they’re something they’re not, and try to convince everyone else around them to join their delusion. Playing along isn’t always easy. In fact it can be downright deadly.

A Daughter of the Dons

By William MacLeod Raine
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 856
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Daughter of the Dons" (A Story of New Mexico Today) by William MacLeod Raine. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Western Romance MEGAPACK ®

By Zane Grey,William MacLeod Raine,James Oliver Curwood,Grace Livingston Hill,B.M. Bower
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479404365
  • Total of Pages : 4196
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 397
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The Western Romance MEGAPACKTM selects 20 classic novels with romantic elements, by some of the top Western authors of all time. Included in this volume are: A DAUGHTER OF THE DONS, by William Macleod Raine THE DUKE OF CHIMNEY BUTTE, by G. W. Ogden RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, by Zane Grey THE RAINBOW TRAIL, by Zane Grey DESERT GOLD (1913) THE BORDER LEGION, by Zane Grey WILDFIRE, by Zane Grey THE HEART OF THE DESERT, by Honoré Willsie Morrow A TEXAS RANGER, by William MacLeod Raine A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS, by Grace Livingston Hill GOD’S COUNTRY—AND THE WOMAN, by James Oliver Curwood THE EMIGRANT TRAIL, by Geraldine Bonner HER PRAIRIE KNIGHT, by B.M. Bower SKYRIDER, by B.M. Bower THE GIRL FROM MONTANA, by Grace Livingston Hill HEART OF THE SUNSET, by Rex Beach LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart THE DAUGHTER OF A MAGNATE, by Frank H. Spearman THE DESERT VALLEY, by Jackson Gregory THE BEAUTIFUL EYES OF YSIDRIA, by Charles A. Gunnison If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 160+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars

By G. Edward White
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195348400
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: alger-hiss-s-looking-glass-wars.pdf

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For decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism--a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon. And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds. Now G. Edward White deftly draws together the countless details of Hiss's life--from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self-made martyr to McCarthyism--to paint a fascinating portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie. White catalogs the evidence that proved Hiss's guilt, from Whittaker Chambers's famous testimony, to copies of State Department documents typed on Hiss's typewriter, to Allen Weinstein's groundbreaking investigation in the 1970s. The author then explores the central conundrums of Hiss's life: Why did this talented lawyer become a Communist and a Soviet spy? Why did he devote so much of his life to an extensive public campaign to deny his espionage? And how, without producing any new evidence, did he convince many people that he was innocent? White offers a compelling analysis of Hiss's behavior in the face of growing evidence of his guilt, revealing how this behavior fit into an ongoing pattern of denial and duplicity in his life. The story of Alger Hiss is in part a reflection of Cold War America--a time of ideological passions, partisan battles, and secret lives. It is also a story that transcends a particular historical era--a story about individuals who choose to engage in espionage for foreign powers and the secret worlds they choose to conceal. In White's skilled hands, the life of Alger Hiss comes to illuminate both of those themes.

The Prague Coup

By Jean-Luc Fromental
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  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Book Code : 1785869647
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: the-prague-coup.pdf

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Winter 1948. Vienna. Debriefed by London Films, former spy turned novelist Graham Greene works on the screenplay for his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu. However, Greene’s visit soon proves to be just as mysterious as his best-selling thrillers, winding through Vienna’s shadowy underground before the author finds himself in the midst of an intricate plot to unseat the government of Czechoslovakia in an event that would be remembered as The Prague Coup. Jean-Luc Fromental seamlessly merges fact and fiction in a spy thriller worthy of its protagonist, Graham Greene, who finds himself caught in a web of intrigue, espionage, and murder while writing the screenplay that would become the 1949 classic ‘The Third Man’ starring Orson Welles. “This will hook you from its opening panels. Plenty of intrigue, a killer plot, and evocative visuals. What more could you want?” – LA Review of Books

I, Charles, from the Camps

By Joel D. Hirst
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532047746
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: i-charles-from-the-camps.pdf

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Charles Agwok never asked to come into the world as a poor black African on the most terrible of continents. It seems especially unfair to him that it is a matter of chance whether he will sleep in a bed, find a job, marry, or die of hunger and disease. Yet although he never asked for his fate, now he must somehow find a way to survive it. As he embarks on a coming-of-age journey to find meaning within a world that only recognizes violence, Charles does his best to endure the horrifying conditions that he and the other displaced people of Odek must face every day in the sprawling camps of northern Uganda. When a desperate need to find work leads him to the city of Kampala, Charles spends the next ten years as a bitter man frustrated with the unfairness of the world. Charles has no idea he has the power within to change his fate until he is reluctantly recruited to become a soldier in the Lords Resistance Army and must face his past as it rises up to meet him. In this powerful story, a young Ugandan on a quest to survive his unfortunate circumstances grudgingly becomes a rebel who learns that it is only he who controls the demons living within his soul.

The Collected Western Classics & Adventures Novels

By William MacLeod Raine
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1570
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: the-collected-western-classics-adventures-novels.pdf

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This eBook edition of "The Collected Western Classics & Adventures Novels" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents: Novels: A Daughter of Raasay Wyoming Ridgway of Montana A Texas Ranger Bucky O'Connor Mavericks Brand Blotters Crooked Trails and Straight The Vision Splendid The Pirate of Panama A Daughter of the Dons The Highgrader Steve Yeager Yukon Trail The Sheriff's Son A Man Four-Square The Big-Town Round-Up Oh, You Tex! Gunsight Pass Tangled Trails Man Size The Fighting Edge Troubled Waters Colorado Texas Man

The Collected Works of William MacLeod Raine

By William MacLeod Raine
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1570
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 978
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of William MacLeod Raine" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: A Daughter of Raasay Wyoming Ridgway of Montana A Texas Ranger Bucky O'Connor Mavericks Brand Blotters Crooked Trails and Straight The Vision Splendid The Pirate of Panama A Daughter of the Dons The Highgrader Steve Yeager Yukon Trail The Sheriff's Son A Man Four-Square The Big-Town Round-Up Oh, You Tex! Gunsight Pass Tangled Trails Man Size The Fighting Edge Troubled Waters Colorado Texas Man

The Greatest Adventure Books - MacLeod Raine Edition

By William MacLeod Raine
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1570
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 614
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-adventure-books-macleod-raine-edition.pdf

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This carefully edited western collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels: A Daughter of Raasay Wyoming Ridgway of Montana A Texas Ranger Bucky O'Connor Mavericks Brand Blotters Crooked Trails and Straight The Vision Splendid The Pirate of Panama A Daughter of the Dons The Highgrader Steve Yeager Yukon Trail The Sheriff's Son A Man Four-Square The Big-Town Round-Up Oh, You Tex! Gunsight Pass Tangled Trails Man Size The Fighting Edge Troubled Waters Colorado Texas Man