The Man of Legends

Author: Kenneth Johnson
Publisher: 47north
ISBN: 9781477819685
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history. New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history. In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt spearheaded by an ambitious Vatican emissary and an elderly former UN envoy named Hanna. During the next forty-eight hours, a catastrophic event unites Will, Jillian, and Hanna—and puts them in the crosshairs of a centuries-old international conspiracy. Together, the three must unravel an ancient curse that stretches back two millennia and beyond, and face a primal evil that threatens their lives and thousands more.

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Author: Chris Orcutt
Publisher: Have Pen, Will Travel
ISBN: 099627832X
Category: Fiction
Page: 222
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Voted by IndieReader as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013. Chris Orcutt has riveted and delighted readers with his critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series. Now in his new short story collection, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Orcutt applies his artistry and fertile imagination to the perfect genre for busy readers of ebooks—short fiction. A collection of entertaining and unique stories about 10 men, The Man, The Myth, The Legend explores the idea that while men may come from very different walks of life, at root they are more alike than they seem, grappling with the same issues and facing the same dilemmas: love, lust, adultery, greed, pride, ambition, revenge, death, and a desire for their lives to mean something. From the emotionally poignant to the outrageously humorous, these stories dramatize the lives of a wide range of fascinating men: - African big-game hunter - Writer and bond salesman - Homicidal violinist - Road sign "engineer" - Bootlegger - Global grain explorer - Corporate speechwriter - Professional dogcatcher - Fine arts painter - Civil War general In the award-winning story "The Bootlegger," an ordinary man goes to extraordinary lengths to provide for his family during the Great Depression. In "The Blonde Imperative," a modern man contends with something all men have since the beginning of time—gut-wrenching temptation. And in "The Lost Dispatches of General George B. McClellan," an infamous Civil War general reveals the pitiful but hilarious depths of his own self-deception. Brimming with action-adventure, ample humor, and clean, picturesque writing, The Man, The Myth, The Legend combines the compelling narrative drive of great movies ("What happens next?") with the gemlike beauty of the short story form. Praise from Readers: "Chris Orcutt's writing is a surprise at every turn of the page. The writing is impeccable and filled with underlying humor and wit." "I would recommend The Man, The Myth, The Legend to anyone who enjoys suspense, romance, intrigue and humor. So, pretty much anyone." "Orcutt's glib use of language and deft ability to switch into multifarious voices and writing styles captures the nuances of time, setting and mentality of each protagonist...making each story unique, engaging and insightful." "I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. Each story is unique and has a different feel to it. I personally loved the story 'Seven Whole Grains on a Mission.' It's just incredibly clever and made me laugh out loud through the entire thing." "Again, I was thoroughly engaged in Chris's beautiful use of our language." "Let this book take you away from the ordinary and whisk you away to other worlds of interesting lives. You'll find yourself engrossed in every chapter, thinking about the stories you've read days later." "This book is like a mahogany box of sample liquors and cigar on the side, each bottle providing a new flavor and a memorable aftertaste."

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy

Author: Linda Broday
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492630217
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Three Brothers. One Oath. No Compromises. The MEN of LEGEND The Cowboy One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend's world. He swore he'd never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he's never met-a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart. All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband-or any man-after the heartache she's endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride...and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs. Praise for Forever His Texas Bride: "Broday's Westerns always captivate." -RT Book Reviews 4 stars "Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery." —Addicted to Romance for Forever His Texas Bride


The Man and the Legend
Author: Terry Coleman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780747559009
Category: Admirals
Page: 427
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'Vastly illuminating .this is a superb biography, I should not be surprised if Coleman's were not the best' Guardian

Edward the Confessor

the man and the legend
Author: Richard Mortimer
Publisher: Boydell Pr
Category: Art
Page: 203
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The life and cult of Edward the Confessor are here fully reappraised.

Man o' War

A Legend Like Lightning
Author: Dorothy Ours
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429907774
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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His trainer said that managing him was like holding a tiger by the tail. His owner compared him to "chain lightning." His jockeys found their lives transformed by him, in triumphant and distressing ways. All of them became caught in a battle for honesty. Born in 1917, Man o' War grew from a rebellious youngster into perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time. He set such astonishing speed records that The New York Times called him a "Speed Miracle." Often he won with so much energy in reserve that experts wondered how much faster he could have gone. Over the years, this and other mysteries would envelop the great Man o' War. The truth remained problematic. Even as Man o' War---known as "Big Red"---came to power, attracting record crowds and rave publicity, the colorful sport of Thoroughbred racing struggled for integrity. His lone defeat, suffered a few weeks before gamblers fixed the 1919 World Series, spawned lasting rumors that he, too, had been the victim of a fix. Tackling old beliefs with newly uncovered evidence, Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightning shows how human pressures collided with a natural phenomenon and brings new life to an American icon. The genuine courage of Man o' War, tribulations of his archrival, Sir Barton (America's first Triple Crown winner), and temptations of their Hall of Fame jockeys and trainers reveal a long-hidden tale of grace, disgrace, and elusive redemption.

The Legend of Buffalostar

The Man with Three Faces
Author: Wendell King
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465395326
Category: Fiction
Page: 188
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History speaks of men who have earned the rights to be called heroes later they are known in time to become a legend, this is also true in the 31st century where greed and corruption still haunt men like a plague, stalking them for their very survival and peace. Forcing them to travel into earth's past looking for some heroes. They are taking this action to supply some needed human subjects for a secret project called Triborg. They are working on this project to change their fate by creating the ultimate warrior.They choose a Buffalo Soldier and, a Tuskegee Airman who are then brought forward in time only to have their souls blended with their present day hero.Finally, they are all fused into one cyborg body resulting with one being whom now becomes part man and part cyborg. He turns out to be meaner than the devil with a bite nastier that rattle snake. If they has a plague before then he is the vaccine. From the writing of Christopher C. Miller and based on a original story from Wendell M. King comes the nail biting science fiction epic of just that type of hero, a cyborg with the mind of three he is: Buffalostar, and this is his story The Legend of Buffalostar.

P.T. Barnum

The Legend and the Man
Author: A. H. Saxon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231056878
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 437
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Saxon brings together more than 300 letters written by the self-styled "Prince of Humbugs." Here we see him, opinionated and exuberant, with only the rarest flashes of introspection and self-doubt, haggling with business partners, blustering over politics, and attempting to get such friends as Mark Twain to endorse his latest schemes.

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

Author: Twinkle Khanna
Publisher: Juggernaut Books
ISBN: 938622805X
Category: Compulsive behavior
Page: 233
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A young girl transforms her village with an idea. At 68, Noni Appa is drawn to a married man. Bablu Kewat becomes obsessed with sanitary napkins, and a young woman keeps checking the weather as she plans each of her 5 weddings. Funny, observant and wise, this is storytelling at its most irresistible

A Brief History of King Arthur

Author: Mike Ashley
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472107659
Category: History
Page: 160
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Who was the real King Arthur? What do the historical documents tell us about the Knight of the Round Temple? It is just a chivalric fantasy? The story of Arthur has been handed down to us by Medieval poets and legends - but what if he actually existed and was in fact a great king in the early years of Britain's story. Mike Ashley visits the source material and uncovers unexpected new insights into the legend: there is clear evidence that the Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of not just one man, but at least three originating in Wales, Scotland and Brittany. The true historical Arthur really existed and is distantly related to the present royal family.

The Man with the Golden Arm

Author: Nelson Algren
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609802543
Category: Fiction
Page: 257
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A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems. The literary critic Malcolm Cowley called The Man with the Golden Arm "Algren's defense of the individual," while Carl Sandburg wrote of its "strange midnight dignity." A literary tour de force, here is a novel unlike any other, one in which drug addiction, poverty, and human failure somehow suggest a defense of human dignity and a reason for hope.

To Marry a Texas Outlaw

Author: Linda Broday
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492630241
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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"Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart." —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author Three Brothers. One Oath. No Compromises. The MEN of LEGEND The Outlaw Outlaw Luke Weston survives by his wits. On the run for a murder he didn't commit, the last thing he needs is to go looking for more trouble. But when Luke stumbles across a fiercely beautiful woman struggling against two heavily armed men, it's obvious that trouble has found him. After all, he never could resist a damsel in distress. Josie Morgan's distressed, all right—and hopping mad. She has no idea why she's been kidnapped...or who she is...or why her body melts for the mysterious gunslinger who saved her life. But as the lost memories come tumbling back together, Josie is faced with the stark reality of why she and Luke can never be...even as her heart is telling her she will always be his. Men of Legend Series: To Love a Texas Ranger (Book 1) The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Book 2) To Marry a Texas Outlaw (Book 3) Praise for Forever His Texas Bride: "Broday's Westerns always captivate." —RT Book Reviews 4 stars "Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery." —Addicted to Romance for Forever His Texas Bride

The Immortal Nicholas

Author: Glenn Beck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476798842
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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"Bestselling author Glenn Beck re-tells the story of Santa Claus, imagining him at the first Christmas and casting him as a guardian for the infant and adult Jesus"--


Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014242207X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 318
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In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain

Author: Denise Ortakales,Robert Crawford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781585362363
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 38
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Love and devotion are the central themes in a retelling of the Native American legend of the Great Stone Face of Cannon Mountain and the silent vigil it keeps.

Legends of the Fall

Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192211
Category: Fiction
Page: 999
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“[Legends of the Fall] may well be the best set of novellas to appear in this country during the last quarter century.” —Robert Houston, New York Times Book Review New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. Now available in eBook for the first time, the classic Legends of the Fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life. The title novella, “Legends of the Fall”—which was made into the film of the same name—is an epic, moving tale of three brothers fighting for justice in a world gone mad. Moving from the raw landscape of early twentieth-century Montana to the blood-drenched European battlefields of World War I and back again to Montana, Harrison’s powerful story explores the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, painting an unforgettable portrait of the twentieth-century man. Also including the novellas “Revenge” and “The Man Who Gave Up His Name,” Legends of the Fall confirms Jim Harrison’s reputation as one of the finest American voices of his generation.

Bat Masterson

The Man and the Legend
Author: Robert K. DeArment
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806122212
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 442
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The colorful figures of the western American frontier, the Indian fighters, the mountain men, the outlaws, and the lawmen, have been romanticized for more than a hundred years by writers who found it easier to invent history than the research it. "Bat" Masterson was one such character who cast a long shadow across the pages of western history as it has been routinely depicted. "A legend in his own time," he was called in a television series produced in the 1960's. A legend he has become—one firmly fixed in the popular imagination. But in his own time W.B. Masterson was a man, a less-than-perfect creature subject to the same temptations and vices as his fellows, albeit one who, through circumstance and inclination, led an exciting life in an exciting time and place. As buffalo hunter, army scout, peace officer, professional gambler, sportsman, promoter, and newspaperman, Masterson's career was stormy and eventful. Surprising to many readers will be the account of Masterson's career after his peace officer days, during his employment as a sports writer and columnist. The gun-toting western peace officer reputed to have killed more men than Billy the Kid (not so, says DeArment) spent his last years happily in New York City, writing for a nationally known newspaper. This book, the product of more than twenty years of research, separates fact from fiction to extricate the story of his life from the legend that has enmeshed it. It is the most complete biography of Bat Masterson ever written.

The Synapse Sequence

Author: Daniel Godfrey
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785653180
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The new thrilling sci-fi novel from the author of New Pompeii and Empire of Time In a future London, humans are watched over by AIs and served by bots. But now that justice and jobs are meted out by algorithm, inequality blooms, and protest is brutally silenced. Anna Glover may be the most hated woman in the troubled city - the media's scapegoat for an unpopular war. Now she hides from the public eye, investigating neglected cases by using the mind-invading technology of the synapse sequencer to enter witnesses' memories. When a PI brings her a new high-stakes case, Anna sees a chance for atonement. But soon she is drawn into a plot that threatens to upend her hard-won anonymity and put everyone in danger - even those she hopes to save.

The Golden Warrior

The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Author: Lawrence James
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 523
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During the 1920s, T. E. Lawrence gained global attention, both for his involvement in the Middle Eastern anti-imperialist movement, and for his vivid and sensational writings about his experiences. Despite the passage of many years and the emergence of a whole new set of problems in the Middle East, and fuelled by the success of the hit movie Lawrence of Arabia, the T. E. Lawrence mystique continues to fascinate. Controversial and provocative, this revised and updated edition of Lawrence James’s acclaimed biography penetrates and overturns the mythology that surrounds T. E. Lawrence. James traces the sometimes spurious Lawrence legend back to its truthful roots, yet remains dispassionate and generous in spirit throughout. The Golden Warrior presents readers with a fascinating study of one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable figures.