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Keane's Challenge

Keane's Challenge

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780873654
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The Iberian Peninsula, 1809. French troops led by one of Napoleon's best generals are massing on the border. Wellington's outnumbered force and his unreliable Spanish allies need to pick off the smaller French units if they are to stand their ground. For that they need information: accurate intelligence on numbers, arms and whereabouts. That's where Captain Keane and his company of reformed scouting officers are invaluable tools - despite being unpopular with the regular soldiers. But it soon becomes apparent that someone high up in Wellington's headquarters is a spy for the French. Only someone able to travel widely outside the camp, someone privy to battle plans, could be the double agent - and Keane's enemies within the army are quick to point the finger. Keane must defend his crew against their accusers - or root out the traitor himself. Keane's Challenge draws a fascinating picture of a disparate group of men brought together in a Peninsular War adventure that sees maverick hero Keane ride again.

Keane's Company

Keane's Company

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: Heron Books
  • ISBN: 1780873638
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Welcome to James Keane - card sharp and ladies' man - and one of the finest soldiers of Wellington's army. Keane - hot-tempered, a maverick, never quite accepted by his fellow officers - is in trouble for killing his man in a duel: an activity forbidden by Wellington. To avoid court martial, he takes on an unwelcome assignment: to form an ill-assorted bunch of reprobates into an elite unit capable of operating behind the lines. A nineteenth-century Dirty Dozen. Keane's Company is the first novel featuring James Keane and his band, whose adventures will continue in a series following the Peninsular War.

The Second Half

The Second Half

  • Author: Roy Keane,Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 0297608908
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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No. 1 bestselling memoir of Roy Keane, former captain of Manchester United and Ireland - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle. Now updated with a new chapter, including Roy leaving Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane gives a brutally honest account of his last days as a player, the highs and lows of his managerial career, and his life as an outspoken ITV pundit. 'Roy Keane's book is a masterpiece . . . It may well be the finest, most incisive deconstruction of football management that the game has ever produced' Mail on Sunday 'A genuine pleasure . . . His thoughts on his players are humane, interesting, candid and never less than believable' The Times 'The best things are the small things: regretting joining Ipswich when he discovered the training kit was blue; refusing to sign Robbie Savage because his answerphone message was rubbish; being appalled that his side had listened to an Abba song before playing football' Evening Standard 'The book is brilliantly constructed, rattling along at breakneck speed . . . full of self-deprecation . . . a ruthless self-examination' Daily Telegraph

Four Days in June

Four Days in June

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007279477
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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A remarkable debut novel, ‘Four Days in June’ is an imaginative but accurate reconstruction of five men – all real figures – five points of view, and four days of one of the world's most famous battles.

The Black Jackals

The Black Jackals

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007415788
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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The start of a WWII series from Iain Gale, author of Alamein.

Keane

Keane

The Autobiography

  • Author: Roy Keane
  • Publisher: Penguin Global
  • ISBN: 9780718193997
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
  • View: 7983
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UFOs

UFOs

Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

  • Author: Leslie Kean
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0307717089
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 335
  • View: 3894
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Impeccably researched, this riveting journalistic investigation separates fact from fiction, and documents the existence of-and government reactions to-actual UFOs.

Conspiracy

Conspiracy

Keane:

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1784292222
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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British Intelligence maverick James Keane goes undercover in Napoleon's Paris for his most daring espionage mission yet. It's 1812, and one man is on the top of the world. Napoleon Bonaparte has enjoyed victories all over Europe and is rebuilding the glorious city of Paris. Meanwhile, his enemies struggle to keep alive the embers of rebellion that still burn at the city's heart. To aid this noble cause, a few British intelligence officers have been smuggled in, and James Keane is one of them. Keane finds himself at once adrift in a world of gambling houses and derelict cemeteries - of ex-Jacobites, disaffected French royalists, Irishmen and Americans, all of them voicing dissension. If Keane is to succeed, a means must be discovered by which to persuade these miscreants to rise against Napoleon's rule, without alerting the endless spies and informers that surround them. Forging alliances between unlikely collaborators proves especially difficult for Keane, whose honourable nature objects so strongly to this double-dealing. But he must persevere, or else lose the golden opportunity to aid in the defeat of the tyrannical French Emperor once and for all.

KP: The Autobiography

KP: The Autobiography

  • Author: Kevin Pietersen
  • Publisher: Sphere
  • ISBN: 0751557560
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February 2014, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers - although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the tourists' leading run scorer across the series, and he remains the country's highest run scorer of all time across all formats of the game. Kevin reveals all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure.

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007322674
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Charismatic hero Jack Steel returns, in a new and perilous adventure.

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography

  • Author: Alex Ferguson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781444797756
  • Category: Soccer managers
  • Page: 416
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Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

Airborne

Airborne

A Guided Tour of an Airborne Task Force

  • Author: Tom Clancy
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780425157701
  • Category: History
  • Page: 326
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A behind-the-scenes look at the elite branch of the military, made up of both Army and Air Force personnel, covers its people, technology, and mission

Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane's dog

Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane's dog

  • Author: Triggs
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444743015
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Roy Keane was the most controversial footballer of his generation. And the most influential. He captained Manchester United during an era in which they dominated English football. He made friends. He made enemies. He walked out of a World Cup and divided a nation. And his beloved Labrador Retriever Triggs was at his side through it all. Their walks became the stuff of 24-hour, rolling news legend. Now, in the most eagerly awaited football memoir of the decade, Triggs finally reveals the part she played in the extraordinary drama of her master's life.

Keane's Charge

Keane's Charge

  • Author: Iain Gale
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1784293520
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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An intrepid band of intelligence officers and warriors, led by Captain James Keane, have been given their toughest job yet by Wellington. Both British and French armies have retreated from the old university city of Coimbra, leaving it in ruins, the inhabitants destitute and the houses full of wounded from all sides. Infiltrating the streets are Spanish guerrillas who may support either side, local Portuguese determined to avenge the horrors inflicted upon their city and rival spies seeking a book of ciphers, hidden in the famous library of Coimbra, guarded by a dissident Jesuit group. James Keane and his men are sent into the midst of this not only to prevent the book falling into enemy hands but also to discover which of the ruthless guerrilla groups are to be trusted and supported by the British. But should they follow Wellington's orders - or follow others in the hunt for Massena's hidden gold?

Eagles at War

Eagles at War

(Eagles of Rome 1)

  • Author: Ben Kane
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409052214
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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ONLY THE GODS CAN SAVE THE ROMANS NOW AD 9, Germania. East of the river Rhine, tribes hostile to Rome prepare a deadly ambush. Their leader is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, whose dream is to drive out the brutal invaders of his land. Pitted against him are veteran centurion Lucius Tullus and the Roman provincial governor, Varus. Together with three local legions, they leave their summer camp to begin the march back to the Roman forts on the Rhine. They have no idea that in the forests and bog of the Teutoburg, mud, slaughter and bloody death await ... ‘This is historical fiction at its best' Sunday Express 'Held me spellbound to its spectacular bloody end' Manda Scott 'Gripping, brutal, brilliant' Giles Kristian

The Life Before Us

The Life Before Us

("Madame Rosa")

  • Author: Romain Gary
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811209618
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 191
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Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.

Always Managing

Always Managing

My Autobiography

  • Author: Harry Redknapp
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407060732
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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The Sunday Times no.1 bestselling memoir from Harry Redknapp ‘From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it...’ Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League. With his much loved, no-nonsense delivery, Harry brings us a story filled with passion and humour that takes you right inside every drama of his career. Harry finally tells the full story of all the controversial ups and downs - the pain and heartache of his court case, the England job, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and not forgetting his years at West Ham or the challenges at his current club QPR. It’s the epic journey of one of the great managers and, along the way, the story of the British game itself over the last five decades. In an era now dominated by foreign coaches Harry is the last of an old-fashioned breed of English football man - one who has managed to move with the times and always come out fighting.

Foe

Foe

  • Author: J M Coetzee
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241975441
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
  • View: 9330
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Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning author of Disgrace and The Life and Times of Michael K, J. M. Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe in Foe. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover. At last they are rescued by a passing ship, but only she and Friday survive the journey back to London. Determined to have her story told, she pursues the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe in the hope that he will relate truthfully her memories to the world. But with Cruso dead, Friday incapable of speech and Foe himself intent on reshaping her narrative, Barton struggles to maintain her grip on the past, only to fall victim to the seduction of storytelling itself. Treacherous, elegant and unexpectedly moving, Foe remains one of the most exquisitely composed of this pre-eminent author's works. 'A small miracle of a book. . . of marvellous intricacy and overwhelming power' Washington Post 'A superb novel' The New York Times

Patriots

Patriots

A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

  • Author: James Wesley Rawles
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • ISBN: 156975599X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 4906
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A tale by the creator of SurvivalBlog.com imagines a world in which a cataclysmic financial crisis prompts a total collapse of American society and forces people to fend for themselves, in a story that follows a group of protagonists who make their way to a shared secure ranch in northern Idaho, where they struggle to survive against violent looting and natural hazards. Original.

Situations and Individuals

Situations and Individuals

  • Author: Paul D. Elbourne
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262050807
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 234
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An argument that pronouns, definite descriptions, and proper names have a common syntax and semantics, that of definite descriptions as construed in the tradition of Frege.