The 14th Colony

The 14th Colony
Author: Steve Berry
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 1466862610
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 14th Colony Book Excerpt:

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th—Inauguration Day—is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America’s oldest fraternal organization—the Society of Cincinnati—a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony—Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry’s trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

The 14th Colony Exclusive Free Preview

The 14th Colony  Exclusive Free Preview
Author: Steve Berry
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-03-28
ISBN: 1250119626
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 14th Colony Exclusive Free Preview Book Excerpt:

THE 14TH COLONY Exclusive Preview Download the first 14 chapters of Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony! What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th—Inauguration Day—is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America’s oldest fraternal organization—the Society of Cincinnati—a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony—Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry’s trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

The 14th Colony

The 14th Colony
Author: Steve Berry
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN: 9781250058454
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 14th Colony Book Excerpt:

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th—Inauguration Day—is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America’s oldest fraternal organization—the Society of Cincinnati—a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony—Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry’s trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

The Patriot Surgeon 14Th Colony

The Patriot Surgeon  14Th Colony
Author: Glenn Haas
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-09-24
ISBN: 1524639605
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Patriot Surgeon 14Th Colony Book Excerpt:

Following the Battle of Bunker Hill in early July of 1775, George Washington takes command of the seventeen thousand men who lay siege to the city of Boston, where General Thomas Gage and his four thousand regular army troops valiantly hold out. Parliament and representatives of Great Britain no longer listen to the complaints and requests of the colonials and decline to negotiate the issues. Like his fellow members of Congress, Washington is committed to an early end of the conflict. Washington determines that, by improving the negotiating position of the American colonists, Great Britain will accede to the demands of Congress. Many in the province of Canada are similarly oppressed and disenfranchised by Parliament. With the approval of Congress, Washington devises a plan to expel the British army from the forts at Montreal and Quebec and align with Canada, making Canada the fourteenth American colony. As the Northern army proceeds up the Hudson Valley to attack Montreal, Washington appoints Colonel Benedict Arnold to lead a secret mission of 1,200 men through the wilderness of Maine to attack the undermanned and vulnerable fortress at Quebec. Dr. Tamanend Maier, now on General Washingtons administrative staff, works with Benedict Arnold to plan the expedition and will accompany him to Quebec. His brother, Dr. Christian Maier, is now in Boston. He remains loyal to his king and serves as a volunteer surgeon in the beleaguered British army. General Gage is informed of the secret expedition to Quebec and sends Christian to Quebec with the information necessary to save the fortress city.

Thirteen Charges Against Benedict Arnold

Thirteen Charges Against Benedict Arnold
Author: Ennis Duling
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN: 1476643601
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirteen Charges Against Benedict Arnold Book Excerpt:

Years before General Benedict Arnold betrayed the American cause, a young officer and attorney named John Brown brought 13 charges of misconduct against him and called for his arrest, Brown was shuttled from one general to another, and finally to George Washington, before powerful politicians decided in Arnold's favor without hearing from Brown or any other witnesses. Historians have continued to ignore the accusations, finding Brown's charges to be false, and even absurd. In fact, some are unquestionably true, and all are worthy of investigation. John Brown was an early hero of the Revolution, a legislator, envoy, spy, and accomplished field officer. His charges and his many proposed witnesses are a starting point for a reevaluation of Arnold's conduct in the war--on his storied march up Maine's Kennebec River to Canada, during the winter siege of Quebec, and at the battles of Valcour Island and Saratoga. What emerges from Brown's charges is a story of deceit and misconduct, and of prominent leaders and historians turning a blind eye in order to maintain exciting myths.

East Florida in the Revolutionary Era 1763 1785

East Florida in the Revolutionary Era  1763   1785
Author: George Kotlik
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2023-01-15
ISBN: 1588384861
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Florida in the Revolutionary Era 1763 1785 Book Excerpt:

In 1763 Great Britain organized the colony of East Florida, which formed the entirety of what is now the state of Florida east of the Apalachicola River. Today, the history of East Florida is seldom studied, relegated to the outskirts of Colonial and Revolutionary Era literature, if the colony is mentioned at all. Such relegation leads many to assume that nothing significant must have happened there, but nothing is further from the truth. In 1775, a violent border war erupted between East Florida and the state of Georgia; two noteworthy Revolutionary War battles were fought on East Florida soil; and three American invasions failed to bring East Florida into the rebellion. In East Florida in the Revolutionary Era, 1763-1785, George Kotlik provides the first comprehensive and detailed history of British East Florida, drawing attention to the colony's early development and connection to the American Revolution.

The 14th Colony

The 14th Colony
Author: Kent Mayeux
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-08-11
ISBN: 9780982364956
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 14th Colony Book Excerpt:

France in 1720 was gripped by an economic obsession. Pierre Mayeux unexpectedly got caught up in the mania. The 14th Colony is based on a true story about the father of a surname in the Louisiana Colony. Pierre suddenly finds himself, literally and figuratively, on a passenger list of the La Profond, a tall sailing ship, headed to the Louisiana Colony. The story begins in northern France. Everyone in France wanted to buy shares of the Company of the Indies, later nicknamed the Mississippi Company. The numerous wars by King Louis XIV had left a financial strain on France that could only be relieved by one man, John Law, so the Crown thought. After the death of the Sun King on September 1, 1715 and because of the minority of King Louis XV, the crown was placed in the hands of a regent, Philippi II, Duke of Orleans. John Law, a Scottish aristocrat trained in commerce and economics, managed to gain the ear of the regent and they triggered a speculative frenzy which ended in the Mississippi Bubble. At the time, France claimed a vast territory in the Mississippi valley of North America from the Hudson Bay in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Crown granted the Mississippi Company the exclusive right of all trade within the colony including the lucrative fur trade. The company gained the monopoly on the tobacco and African slave trades and started issuing concessions (land grants) to French aristocrats and nobles in the Louisiana Colony. Engages were sent to the colony to work the concessions. The company also gained the monopoly over the collection of French taxes in the motherland, the minting of coins and soon started issuing paper banknotes in the stead of specie, the French gold and silver livre. Paper money was the scheme of John Law. The initial price of 500 livre for one share of company stock soon soared to 18,000 livre. The stockpile of banknotes skyrocketed chasing too few goods resulting in a rash of inflation. The company's stock and board of directors became intricately tied to France's ruling class and its economy. When the under-performing value of Mississippi Company shares plummeted, the bubble burst causing a stock market crash in France and other European countries. The ensuing financial hardships of its citizenry were imported to the Louisiana colony. Young Pierre's arrival in the colony proceeded the news of the collapse. Plucked from a privileged life on a tax farm in France, he was deposited in primitive conditions in the colony surrounded by often hostile Native American Indians. His riveting saga of suspense, love and fortune emulates the hardships of the journeys made by hundreds of subsequent sojourners to New France. Yet those survivors managed to eke out a living and propagate. From the newly founded New Orleans, ascending the Mississippi River through various posts along the river to John Law's personal concession at the Arkansas post, Pierre married, built homes, had children and grandchildren and became a landowner and businessman, all while overcoming the adversities of nature and the ferocity of the savages. Follow Pierre's journey from France to the New World in this first book, The 14th Colony, of the trilogy, Nouvelle France.

Nine Generations

Nine Generations
Author: Scott A. Lesnett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN: 1449087833
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Generations Book Excerpt:

The book is a unique combination of authentic family stories blended with Americas most memorable historical events starting in 1752 with George Washingtons arrival to western Pennsylvania and Christian Lesnetts landing at Baltimore harbor. The reader will follow the Lesnett family as it participates in the last battle of The French & Indian War through The Whiskey Rebellion, The Revolutionary War, The Battle of 1812, The Civil War, The Great Depression and World War II. Scott Lesnett, the author, personalizes these epic times with passed down stories that alter certain historic events while providing the reader with a fresh perspective on the formation of the United States. Tales and opinions of each lineage character are told from the colorful viewpoint of the authors father, Thomas Dell Lesnett III. This is truly an American story, which spans NINE GENERATIONS of struggle and achievement.

Revolutionary New England 1691 1776

Revolutionary New England 1691 1776
Author: James Truslow Adams
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 3846046728
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionary New England 1691 1776 Book Excerpt:

Reprint of the original, first published in 1927.

Canada

Canada
Author: Samy Appadurai
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438979274
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Georges Bank Gulf of Maine Cape Cod Nova Scotia

Georges Bank  Gulf of Maine  Cape Cod  Nova Scotia
Author: Research Institute of the Gulf of Maine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cape Cod (Mass.).
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Georges Bank Gulf of Maine Cape Cod Nova Scotia Book Excerpt:

American Revolution The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

American Revolution  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 2272
Release: 2018-09-30
ISBN: 1851097449
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Revolution The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes Book Excerpt:

With more than 1,300 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of the American Revolution, this definitive scholarly reference covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. • Contains more than 1,300 A–Z entries on various political, social, and military topics connected with the American Revolution • Features contributions from more than 120 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Introduces entries with essays on the war's underlying causes and the events that catalyzed its outbreak, a synopsis of the war, and an analysis of its long-term impact • Includes key documents relevant to the period, including Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, eyewitness battle accounts, speeches, and treaties • Supplements entries with hundreds of illustrations depicting colonial and Revolutionary America, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large-scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea • Addresses all major Native American tribes involved in the conflict and their role in the war

US Narratives of Nuclear Terrorism Since 9 11

US Narratives of Nuclear Terrorism Since 9 11
Author: David Seed
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2019-04-06
ISBN: 1137543280
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

US Narratives of Nuclear Terrorism Since 9 11 Book Excerpt:

This study examines the US fiction and related films which makes a series of interventions in the cultural debate over the threat of nuclear terrorism. It traces the beginnings of this anxiety from the 1970s, which increased during the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The traumatic events of 9/11 became a major reference point for this fiction, which expressed the fear that of a second and worse 9/11. The study examines narratives of conspiracies which are detected and forestalled, and of others which lead to the worst of all outcomes – nuclear detonations, sometimes delivered by suitcase nukes. In some of these narratives the very fate of the nation hangs in the balance in the face of nuclear apocalypse. The discussion considers cases of attacks by electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyberterrorism and even bioterrorism. Some of the authors examined are present or former politicians, members of the CIA, and former president, Bill Clinton.

Canadian Books for Young People

Canadian Books for Young People
Author: Irma McDonough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Books for Young People Book Excerpt:

This third, completely revised edition contains hundreds of new entries for a total of almost 2,000 children's books and magazines carefully selected and described by a team of children's librarians. Entries are arranged by subject, with reading levels indicated where necessary, and are also listed in a separate author-title index. A list of prize-winning Canadian children's books and a basic book list for librarians, teachers, and parents are included in this charmingly illustrated volume.

Benedict Arnold s Army

Benedict Arnold s Army
Author: Arthur S. Lefkowitz
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN: 1932714030
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benedict Arnold s Army Book Excerpt:

A brilliant American combat officer and this country’s most famous traitor, Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. His contemporaries called Arnold “the American Hannibal” after he successfully led more than 1,000 men through the savage Maine wilderness in 1775. The objective of Arnold and his heroic corps was the fortress city of Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada. The epic campaign is the subject of Benedict Arnold’s Army, a fascinating campaign to bring Canada into the war as the 14th colony. The initiative for the assault came from George Washington who learned that a fast moving detachment could surprise Quebec by following a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness. Washington picked Col. Benedict Arnold, an obscure and controversial Connecticut officer, to command the corps who signed up for the secret mission. Arnold believed that his expedition would reach Quebec City in twenty days. The route turned out to be 270 miles of treacherous rapids, raging waterfalls, and trackless forests that took months to traverse. At times Arnold’s men were up to their waists in freezing water dragging and pushing their clumsy boats through surging rapids and hauling them up and over waterfalls. In one of the greatest exploits in American military history, Arnold led his famished corps through the early winter snow, up and over the Appalachian Mountains, and on to Quebec. Benedict Arnold’s Army covers a largely unknown but important period of Arnold’s life. Award-winning author Arthur Lefkowitz provides important insights into Arnold’s character during the earliest phase of his military career, showing his aggressive nature, need for recognition, experience as a competitive businessman, and his obsession with honor that started him down the path to treason. Lefkowitz extensively researched Arnold’s expedition and made numerous trips along the same route that Arnold’s army took. Benedict Arnold’s Army also contains a closing chapter with detailed information and maps for readers who wish to follow the expedition’s route from the coast of Maine to Quebec City. There is a growing interest in the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War as a source of national pride and identity and the Arnold Expedition as told through Benedict Arnold’s Army is one of the greatest adventure stories in American history. Arthur S. Lefkowitz lives in central New Jersey

Thomas Bradshaw 1733 1774

Thomas Bradshaw  1733 1774
Author: Richard Lee Bradshaw
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2011-08-12
ISBN: 9781465344793
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Bradshaw 1733 1774 Book Excerpt:

Richard Lee Bradshaws well-received first book, Gods Battleaxe, the Life of Lord President Bradshawe, told the little-known story of a 17th century Englishman who rebelled against his King in defense of liberty. In this second book Bradshaw tells the story of an 18th century English politician observing the day-to-day unraveling of Britains control over their North American Colonies. As his countrys policies fail his own life and fortune spins out of control leading ultimately to his suicide on the eve of the American War of Independence. Townshends colonial taxation policies are refused and once again Englishmen rebel against their King in defense of Liberty. Americans fourteenth Colony is proposed, chartered, and then lost, leaving behind the disappointed ambitions of The Lord Chamberlain of England, The Lord Chancellor, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Bradshaw the subject of this biography.

The Jewish World

The Jewish World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jewish newspapers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Colony of North Borneo

Colony of North Borneo
Author: Great Britain. Colonial Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1954
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sabah
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colony of North Borneo Book Excerpt:

Census of India 1981

Census of India  1981
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Boston Directory

The Boston Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1596
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boston (Mass.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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