Victory of Eagles

A Novel of Temeraire

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Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345507082

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Naomi Novik’s triumphant debut, His Majesty’s Dragon, introduced a dynamic pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence, who serves Britain’s peerless Aerial Corps in the thick of the raging Napoleonic Wars. Now they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination. It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective: the occupation of London. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’ s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon’s foothold on England’s shores can become a stranglehold. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before–for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors? BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Tongues of Serpents.

The Eagle

A Magazine Support by Members of St. John's College

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Philadelphia Eagles

Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Eagles History

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Author: Steve Silverman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617491357

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly includes the best and worst teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated players and coaches.

Philadelphia Eagles

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Author: Tom Robinson

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617872393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Get your football fanatic readers into the action. Inside the NFL uses chronological narratives to tell the beginnings of the Philadelphia Eagles, relate the greatest and lowest moments of the team, introduce the best players and coaches, and share other fun facts that help round out EaglesÍ history. Mini-biographies, sidebars, fun facts, fantastic quotes, and full-color, action-packed photographs will bring the NFL to your library.

His Majesty's Dragon

A Novel of Temeraire

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Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345490728

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“Just when you think you’ve seen every variation possible on the dragon story, along comes Naomi Novik. . . . Her wonderful Temeraire is a dragon for the ages.”—Terry Brooks Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire. “Terrifically entertaining.”—Stephen King

The Glorious Victory

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Author: George van Popta

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1458371387

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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In thirty-six chapters, this expositional and homiletical commentary explains the fascinating book of Revelation. The author shows consistently how the images of Revelation are rooted in the Old Testament scriptures. The Glorious Victory can be read profitably for personal devotion, communal study, or in worship.

Eagles of the RAF

The World War II Eagle Squadrons

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Author: Philip D. Caine

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788111140

Category:

Page: 417

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U.S. citizens fought and died in WW II long before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Among them were the pilots of the Eagle Squadrons, three fighter squadrons of Britain's Royal Air Force manned by young U.S. flyers. This book tells how the Eagle squadrons were formed and summarizes the history of the units and evaluates their deeds, motivations, and contributions. Draws on interviews from more than 35 surviving Eagles, their letters and memoirs, and official records. Depicts their daily lives along with special heroes and amazing sacrifices. "An important contribution to the study of American involvement in WWII. Highly recommended."

Where the Eagles Gather

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Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 9780916766498

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The Secret Game

A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph

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Author: Scott Ellsworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316244635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the game's inventor, McLendon taught his team to play the full-court press and run a fast break that no one could catch. His Eagles would become the highest-scoring college team in America--a basketball juggernaut that shattered its opponents by as many as sixty points per game. Yet his players faced danger whenever they traveled backcountry roads. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn't the Blue Devils, but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Composed of former college stars from across the country, the team dismantled everyone they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to take on anyone--until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. What happened next wasn't on anyone's schedule. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination, and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation's sporting past. The riveting, true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany and a group of daring student activists, not only blazed a trail for a new kind of America, but helped create one of the most meaningful moments in basketball history.