The Black Mile

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Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781482051346

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work. Henry Irving is a disgraced reporter on a Fleet Street scandal rag. Genius detective sergeant Charlie Murphy is a fresh face in the Metropolitan police, hunting corrupt colleagues but blinkered by ambition and jealousy. His brother, detective inspector Frank Murphy, searches frantically for his runaway daughter, terrified that she will be the killer's next victim. As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems. Conspirators are afoot, taking advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. The murders invade the lives of the victims and victimizers on both sides of the law, as everyone is sucked deeper and deeper into Soho's black heart. Based on a little known true story, The Black Mile is a rollercoaster ride of a novel that was previously the most downloaded novel on the Kindle Store. If you enjoy the thrillers of James Elroy, Peter James and Dennis Lehane, you'll love THE BLACK MILE. PRAISE FOR MARK DAWSON 'A brilliant debut novel from a very promising writer.' Subject 'Ultra-addictive, super-stylish - a viciously good novel.' Toby Litt. 'A talent to be watched.' Birmingham Post PRAISE FOR THE BLACK MILE 'This is far and above the best small/independently published novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading.' The Kindle Book Review 'Dawson has shown himself to be a true master of suspense'. Siobian Minish 'A first class historical mystery.' Luke Walker 'This book is worth it for the arcane London slang alone. Fascinating. If want to get a feel for what it was like during the early part of WWII this will knock you out. If you like character development you'll love it. If you like peeking in on the lives of people in a long gone world -- you really love it.' David E Johnson

Edgewater Angels

A Novel

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Author: Sandro Meallet

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030742572X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Set in the projects of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer, a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do. In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life, Sunny ekes out survival amidst an incomparable cast of characters, including a husbandless mother, violence-prone uncles, and a cadre of strangely endearing men either headed for jail or out on parole. Written in original riff-like prose, Meallet gives us a unique story that is serious yet playful, daring in aim, and absolutely captivating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Black Pearl

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Author: Miles Hawke

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466955066

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Miles Hawke is the author of 'The Dragonnade,' an exciting tale of pirates, smugglers and high politics in Stuart days. Now he follows this up with a novel no less interesting and exciting. The same characters appear. Swords flash and bodices are ripped. It is told in authentic Eighteen-century Argot. The Black Pearl concerns the disappearance of a priceless clock belonging to King Louis XIV, and then there is the theft by Judge Jeffrey's of Inigo Pyke's priceless black pearl. The scene is set for derring-do and it is all told in the author's fast pacey writing style.

Exploring the Black Hills and Badlands

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Author: Hiram Rogers

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555662400

Category: Travel

Page: 206

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Describes the Badlands and Black Hills region and suggests outdoor activities

Black London

The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Marc Matera

Publisher: California World History Libra

ISBN: 0520284305

Category: History

Page: 410

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This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera reveals the significant contributions of people of African descent to London's rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures and presenting their quests for personal, professional, and political recognition against the backdrop of a declining British Empire. A groundbreaking work of intellectual history, Black London will appeal to scholars and students in a variety of areas, including postcolonial history, the history of the African diaspora, urban studies, cultural studies, British studies, world history, black studies, and feminist studies.

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Author: Duane Vandenbusche

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738569192

Category: History

Page: 127

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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River is one of the deepest, narrowest, and most inaccessible canyons in the United States. Very few explorers have ever traversed the 53-mile gorge in Gunnison and Montrose Counties. The canyon, one of the nation's wonders, has been the precipitous stage for an exciting history featuring Ute Indians, a narrow-gauge railroad, sensational explorations, and the construction of the Gunnison Tunnel--the first major Bureau of Reclamation project in history. The Black Canyon became a national monument in 1932 and a national park in 1999. Today it remains a crown jewel of Colorado's Western Slope.

The Black Hole

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Author: George Santana

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425927173

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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"The Black Hole" is a work in which I seek to blend elements of science fiction, human dramas, and detailed character study in a story that use a scientific basis for the depiction of a romance between two complex individuals, outlining the way that an astronomical occurrence allows them to transcend time and space. The text uses a non-linear narrative to explore the various phases of the relationship between Jack and Nancy, first delving into their past to the genesis of their love. This foundation leads to the manifestation of a port of time travel that takes Jack to another dimension of time, leaving Nancy behind to ponder his fate. Eventually Jack's reappearance allows him to share his finding with a professor, and he describes how he has been able to return to the present through the same type of portal. The complication exists in Nancy's subsequent marriage to Richard in Jack's absence, and this conflict brings the human aspects of this story to the forefront. Nancy's unhappiness at Richard's distance prompts her to accept Jack's invitation to return to their past, leaving an angry and bitter Richard behind, even as the professor and Bill ponder the ultimate destination of their two friends. "The Black Hole" balances this scientific theme with an emotional theme of devotion and romantic divergences, and the means by which Nancy and Jack are able to work out their differences over his disappearance provides a realistic balance to this time- travel scenario.

The Black Stallion's Filly

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Author: Walter Farley

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307804836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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"She’ll never be a racehorse,” murmurs the crowd as Black Minx is led into the sales ring. But Alec Ramsay thinks differently and buys the Black’s first filly to train her for the Kentucky Derby. But Black Minx, like her sire, has a mind of her own. This fast-paced racing story follows a great horse’s journey through training and preliminary races to the opening gate at America’s most famous racetrack: Churchill Downs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Black Moon

A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795

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Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524275

Category: Fiction

Page: 546

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The Black Moon is the enthralling fifth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth’s eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza’s brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict. The Black Moon is followed by the sixth book in the Poldark series, The Four Swans.

Black Rock Desert

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Author: Christopher Brooks

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467130206

Category: History

Page: 127

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The Black Rock Desert, located in northwestern Nevada, has been the site of many human activities, from ancient hunters to the arrival of the pioneers to present-day motion pictures, land-speed records, commercial photography, and a weeklong art festival. This book focuses on the art history of the Black Rock Desert playa up until 1990, laying the groundwork for the larger, participatory art events of recent history. Events include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring Gary Cooper, in 1926; and a wild horse roundup as documented by Gus Bundy. Also included are recent works of art such as Doobie Lane and a croquet match in which trucks were used as mallets. Historical images feature the towns of Sulphur and Gerlach, nearby ranches, and the Empire gypsum mine.

The Black Horse of God

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Author: Helena Poortvliet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477102124

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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To save the herd and preserve the precious bloodlines, Jacques is chosen to escape France with three of the best, a young stallion and two mares. Just twenty years old, he has never been far from his familys farm and now is faced with immigration to the wilderness of Canada West. Escape from France was harrowing but not as difficult as getting out of England. Woven through the adventure, intrigue and romance, is an astounding tale of spiritual transformation affecting many from Southampton to Liverpool.

The Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge

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Author: Richard Irving Dodge

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806128467

Category: History

Page: 274

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In the spring and summer of 1875, Lt. Col. Richard Irving Dodge escorted the scientific expedition of geologist Walter P. Jenney into the Black Hills of the Dakotas to determine the truth of rumors of gold started by Gen. George Armstrong Custer the previous summer. The five-month trek north from Cheyenne, "Wyoming, challenged Dodge's 452 men with their wagons and animals, but in many respects it was "a delightful picnic (without the ladies)," as Dodge described it. Colonel Dodge wrote his journals daily in the field, and in their variety, discursiveness, and detail they convey clearly the pleasure he took in what he said was "the most delightful summer of my life." Yet he used only a small fraction of what he recorded in his subsequent official communications and published works. If it were not for this well-annotated and illustrated edition by Wayne R. Kime, readers would not have access to Dodge's experiences with such characters as the stowaway Calamity Jane or the eccentric mountain man and backwoods philosopher California Joe, who was hired to guide the expedition. Dodge's particular interests in hunting, fishing, and fine scenery also enliven his narrative, as do the politics dividing the miners from the Indians, and the soldiers from the scientists on the expedition. Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge is by far the most detailed account yet available of the conflicting claims, interests, and populations that converged on the Black Hills during the key transitional period before the Great Sioux War of 1876.

The Sauks and the Black Hawk War, With Biographical Sketches, etc

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Author: P.A. Armstrong

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5873282617

Category: History

Page: 68

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This book is a xerox of the last chapter of "The Sauks and the Black Hawk War, with biographical sketches, etc. / by Perry A. Armstrong". For complete book see "970.3 Sa86a".

The Black Russian

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Author: Vladimir Alexandrov

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781855188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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THE BLACK RUSSIAN is the most individual of biographies and a meticulously researched tour of the changing political and cultural landscape of the early twentieth century. After the brutal death of his father when he was a teenager, Frederick Thomas fled the stifling racism of the American South and headed for New York City, where he worked as a valet and trained as a singer. Through charisma and cunning, Thomas emigrated to Europe, where his acquired skills as a multilingual maitre d'hôtel allowed him to travel from London to Monte Carlo before settling in Moscow in the glorious days before the 1917 Revolution. There Thomas became a rich and respected nightclub impresario, opening a lavish nightclub called Maxim. With evocative backdrops in Moscow and later in Odessa and Constantinople, where Thomas rebuilt his life after the revolution, THE BLACK RUSSIAN is an inspiring story of personal reinvention set in one of history's richest periods.

The Black Mountain

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Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Crimeline

ISBN: 9780307768223

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Vowing to avenge the murder of his dear friend, Marko Vukcic, Nero Wolfe, along with his faithful partner, Archie Goodwin, journey to the hazardous mountains of Montenegro.

A Rural Society After the Black Death

Essex 1350-1525

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Author: L. R. Poos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531276

Category: History

Page: 348

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A Rural Society after the Black Death is a study of rural social structure in the English county of Essex between 1350 and 1500. It seeks to understand how, in the population collapse after the Black Death (1348-1349), a particular economic environment affected ordinary people's lives in the areas of migration, marriage and employment, and also contributed to patterns of religious nonconformity, agrarian riots and unrest, and even rural housing. The period under scrutiny is often seen as a transitional era between 'medieval' and 'early-modern' England, but in the light of recent advances in English historical demography, this study suggests that there was more continuity than change in some critically important aspects of social structure in the region in question. Among the most important contributions of the book are its use of an unprecedentedly wide range of original manuscript records (estate and manorial records, taxation and criminal-court records, royal tenurial records, and the records of church courts, wills etc.) and its application of current quantitative and comparative demographic methods.

Bad Boys of the Black Hills: And Some Wild Women, Too

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Author: Barbara C. Fifer

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 1560375485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The lively romp details some of the Wild West's most engaging stories, specifically in the Black Hills and Deadwood, home to prostitutes and poets, desperados and dancehall girls, fortune tellers and fugitives. Readers will meet a host of rowdies ranging from madams to stagecoach robbers, from tall-tale tellers to killers.

The Black Bull

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Author: Patrick Delaforce

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1848842287

Category: History

Page: 252

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The 11th Armoured Division, famous for its Black Bull insignia, was widely recognized as being among the best armoured divisions in north-west Europe during the Second World War. This book tells the story of the Division in the words of the soldiers who fought with it: of its part in the three ferocious battles in Normandy – Operations EPSOM, GOODWOOD and BLUECOAT, the great 'Swan' to Amiens, the taking of Antwerp; right flanking for MARKET GARDEN, back-up in the Ardennes and the final slog into Germany across well-defended river barriers, to the liberation of Belsen, Lübeck and the Danish frontier. The Division suffered 10,000 casualties, with almost 2,000 lost in action, and so this is also a story of courage and the hardships of a winter campaign, of being wounded, comradeship and fighting fear. Contributions are included from twelve of the regiments who proudly wore the sign of the Black Bull. Memories from troop commanders and riflemen, bombardiers and signalmen, tank crews, troop leaders and from the dashing GOC are brought together to reveal what life was like at the sharp end. The Black Bull is liberally illustrated with contemporary photographs showing the Division in action. It will appeal not only to those who still have memories of the battles and to those who fought in the Second World War, but also to readers interested in the day-to-day actions and thoughts of soldiers in the front line for almost a year.