Description : In 1967 the Peace Corps sent P. F. Kluge to paradise - or so the American possessions in Micronesia seemed. His assignment was as noble as it was adventurous: to help the people of those half-forgotten Pacific islands move from old to new, so that paradise would have prosperity and freedom as well as physical beauty. He immersed himself in the lives of the diverse peoples of the islands. He composed speeches for their leaders. He wrote a stirring manifesto that became the Preamble to the Constitution of Micronesia. He began a friendship with a man who would one day be president of Palau. And then, a generation later, P. F. Kluge went back. . . . The result is a book the New Yorker called "remarkably effective," the Economist deemed "terrific"; a book Smithsonian Magazine found to be "written from the heart." The Edge of Paradise shows the impact and ironies of America's presence in an undeveloped part of the world, how perhaps there's no way "a big place can touch a little one without harming it."
Description : This carefully crafted ebook: "ZANE GREY Ultimate Collection: Historical Novels, Western Classics, Adventure Tales & Baseball Stories (60+ Titles in One Volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection contains the greatest western stories such as Riders of the Purple Sage, The Last Trail, The Mysterious Rider, The Border Legion, Desert Gold, The Last of the Plainsmen and many more. The edition also includes historical novels such as "Betty Zane" (a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark - a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier), "The Day of the Beast" (the story from World War I) and many other historical novels. You will find here are the exciting adventure novels such as "Ken Ward in the Jungle", "The UP Trail", "The Young Lion Hunter" and many more. The collection as well contains numerous baseball and fishing stories since the author Zane Grey vas very passionate about these sports. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley The Last of the Plainsmen The Last Trail The Short Stop The Heritage of the Desert The Young Forester The Young Pitcher The Young Lion Hunter Riders of the Purple Sage Ken Ward in the Jungle Desert Gold The Light of the Western Stars The Rustlers of Pecos County The Lone Star Ranger Rainbow Trail The Border Legion Wildfire The UP Trail The Desert of Wheat Tales of Fishes The Man of the Forest The Mysterious Rider To the Last Man The Day of the Beast Tales of Lonely Trails Wanderer of the Wasteland Tappan's Burro The Call of the Canyon Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon The Thundering Herd The Vanishing American Under the Tonto Rim Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New Zealand Forlorn River Nevada Sunset Pass Arizona Ames The Drift Fence The Hash Knife Outfit The Code of the West Thunder Mountain The Trail Driver The Wilderness Trek Arizona Clan and many more
Description : A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to young journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as a Foreign Service brat in the very cities where Lemaster set his plots, the story creates a brief but embarrassing sensation. More than two decades later, Cage, by then a lonely, disillusioned PR man, receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper. Spiked with cryptic references to some of his and his father's favorite old spy novels, the note is the first of many literary bread crumbs that soon lead him back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest in search of the truth, even as the events of Lemaster's past eerily--and dangerously--begin intersecting with those of his own. Why is beautiful Litzi Strauss back in his life after 30 years? How much of his father's job involved the CIA? Did Bill, as a child, become a pawn? As the suspense steadily increases, a long stalemate of secrecy may finally be broken.
Description : Darla Pettistone left Texas for New York after unexpectedly inheriting her Great-Aunt Dee’s Brooklyn bookstore. She didn’t know that the store’s mascot—Hamlet, an oversize black cat with a personality to match—was also part of the deal. And he may be more trouble than Darla bargained for… As the new owner of Pettistone’s Fine Books, Darla Pettistone is determined to prove herself a worthy successor to her late great-aunt Dee…and equally determined to outwit Hamlet, the smarter-than-thou cat she inherited along with the shop. Darla’s first store event is a real coup—the hottest bestselling author of the moment is holding a signing there, which brings hordes of fans and some protestors. But when the author meets an untimely end during the event, it’s hardly good for business, even though it’s ruled an accident…until Hamlet digs up a clue that seems to indicate otherwise. Now Darla fears a killer might be lurking about… Can the interfering Hamlet point the paw at the culprit without losing one of his own nine lives? From the Paperback edition.