In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle? Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago? Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Author ,
Isbn 1501155202
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 400
Language English
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A story of separation and the strength of family, Lost Riders is a powerful and thought-provoking novel from award-winning author Elizabeth Laird. Taken from their home in Pakistan to work in the Persian Gulf, eight-year-old Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. Then they are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by harsh supervisors - but he has a talent for racing and quickly becomes his stable's star jockey. Soon he begins to forget what life was like when he had a proper home. He almost begins to forget about Shari . . .

Author Elizabeth Laird
Isbn 0230738931
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-03-28
Pages 304
Language English
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In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle? Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago? Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Author Harper Sloan
Isbn 1501155202
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 400
Language English
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Elle a fui. Elle n’aurait pas dû revenir. Stan est sombre, dur, et n’accorde sa loyauté qu’à son club de bikers, les Hell’s Dogs. Les femmes, c’est pour le sexe, et l’amour, une perte de temps. Tout change quand Millie déboule dans sa vie comme une tornade. Fille du vice-président des Hell’s Dogs, sensuelle, déterminée et volcanique, elle est aussi le premier amour de Stan. Celle qui l’a trahi, qui a fui sans se retourner sept ans plus tôt, qui l’a brisé. Il la déteste, la désire… Est-il prêt à lui donner une seconde chance ? *** Son regard ne quitte pas le mien quand il fait un pas dans ma direction. Mon souffle est rapide, mon rythme cardiaque complètement affolé. – J’ai toujours aimé ça chez toi, dit-il d’une voix rauque. – De quoi, ma bouche ? demandé-je d’une voix tout aussi grave. – Aussi, mais surtout ce qui en sort, dit-il en souriant. – C’est vrai que je suis douée pour tout un tas de choses avec… dis-je en laissant volontairement traîner ma voix. Je sais que je joue un jeu dangereux avec un homme qui l’est tout autant. Pourtant, c’est plus fort que moi, j’ai envie de le taquiner, de le pousser à bout, de voir jusqu’où nos sentiments contraires sont capables de nous amener ce soir. Car demain, nul doute que je vais regretter mon comportement, d’autant plus s’il débouche sur bien plus que des paroles. Car Stan n’est pas un homme avec qui on s’amuse. Et quand son regard devient fiévreux, voilé de désir, je sais que mes mots ont visé juste. – Je m’en souviens parfaitement bien, dit-il d’une voix suave en caressant de son pouce ma lèvre inférieure. Ce simple geste tellement sensuel me fait complètement frissonner. Et je sens ma chaleur corporelle monter en flèche, tout comme mon rythme cardiaque. Alors que nous sommes perdus dans le regard de l’autre, Stan passe à l’attaque. La main qui effleurait ma bouche agrippe l’arrière de ma tête pour la maintenir en place quand ses lèvres percutent violemment les miennes. Notre baiser n’a rien de tendre, de timide. Il est bestial, affamé, désespéré. *** Lost Rider, de Gaëlle Sage, histoire intégrale.

Author Gaëlle Sage
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-08-06
Pages N.A
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In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots? Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time. The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

Author Harper Sloan
Isbn 1501155229
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 368
Language English
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Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there. There's nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to 'beware the shadow man ...' Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time ... and a race for her life ...

Author Kristen Britain
Isbn 0575099860
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 800
Language English
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Lance Kilkenny has a debt to pay, and he isn’t about to let the friend who saved his life go down in a range war. But when Kilkenny tries to stop the fighting, he finds there’s more at stake than land or wire. Whoever is stirring up trouble has big ideas for the Live Oak country—and an army of hired guns to back them up. Nita Riordan, the beautiful and fiery owner of the Apple Canyon Saloon, warns Lance that the mysterious man orchestrating the conflict wants him dead. Lance realizes that if he doesn’t watch his step, he’ll pay the debt he owes with his own blood.

Author Louis L'Amour
Isbn 0553899643
Genre Fiction
Year 2004-03-30
Pages 208
Language English
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In less than a year, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. That lack of direction lead him on a 5

Author Neil Peart
Isbn 9781554907069
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2002-06
Pages 462
Language English
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan returns with a passionate and breathless romance about the sparks that ignite when a cautious cowboy and a once-scorned woman open up to each other in the third installment of the Coming Home series. As the eldest Davis, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. He takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously, making sure the farm and auto shop are running smoothly—along with keeping an eye on his brother and sister. For him, there's a time and place to let go of the control he holds with an iron grip. And with the way he grew up, coupled with disastrous end to his last relationship, he's just fine with his quiet, solitary life. Most of the time. What he hadn't counted on was cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. She's the proverbial woman next door—well, the next town over, that is. Caroline hasn't lived an easy life, but after escaping an abusive ex, she's finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis, a night she can't stop thinking about. So when she falls on hard times and Clay comes out of nowhere to her rescue, she realizes just how impossible it'll be to stay away from him. Now all she has to do is convince him to live a little... Will Clay be able to give up the reins and finally settle down? And, more importantly, will Caroline muster enough courage to lasso him up?

Author Harper Sloan
Isbn 1501155288
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-12-19
Pages 384
Language English
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In treating the topic of the landscapes of stylistics, this book provides a series of chapters which deal not only with physical landscapes but also with social, mental, historical portraits of places, people and society. The chapters demonstrate that all texts project a worldview, even when the content appears to be only a physical description of the external world. The implication is that texts attempt to produce specific effects on the reader determined by the author’s worldview. Contents and effects, (namely mental and emotional states, behaviours), are thus inseparable. Identifying those effects and how they are produced is an eminently cognitive operation. The chapters analyse a variety of linguistic devices and cognitive mechanisms employed in producing the text and accounting for the effects achieved. Though the majority of the chapters have a cognitive basis, a wide range of methodologies are employed, including ecostylistics, offering cutting-edge theoretical approaches teamed up with close reading. A further crucial feature of this collection is the selection of non-canonical texts, ranging from lesser-known texts in English to significant works in languages other than English, all of which are characterised by important social themes, thus emphasising the importance of critical appreciation as a means of self-empowerment.

Author John Douthwaite,Daniela Francesca Virdis,Elisabetta Zurru
Isbn 9027264600
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2017-11-15
Pages 246
Language English
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When Brother John, a man known for wandering around Africa for years, tells Allan Quatermain about a rare and gorgeous orchid hidden in the wild flora of Africa, Quatermain is determined to find one. When he does, he travels to England and meets Stephen Somers, who collects special flowers. Somers was eager to buy the orchid, but after a mix up at an auction, he finds himself in trouble with his family. Nevertheless, Somers still desperately wants one of the African orchids, and offers to accompany Quatermain and finance the journey to recover another flower. Never one to turn down an expedition, Quatermain agrees, and together, they begin their expedition in Africa, determined to find the orchid that Brother John had described as the largest flower in the region. However, as their adventure unfolds, the men face unanticipated struggles. While they continue their search, the men must work together and think quick to survive the unexpected, trekking through land unknown, fighting battles, leading rescue missions, and navigating daunting encounters with cannibals, slave traders, and a giant gorilla. Filled with thrilling action, narrow escapes, and wonderful descriptions, Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard is a page-turning 19th century adventure novel. Set in colonial Africa, Haggard includes a setting that is not often depicted in English literature. First published in 1915, Allan and the Holy Flower remains to be a fresh and thrilling action- adventure, delighting audiences with its quick pace and nail-biting conflicts. Written in imaginative, yet accessible prose, Allan and the Holy Flower is a classic adventure novel perfect for all ages. This edition of Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard features a striking new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Allan and the Holy Flower caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard’s work.

Author H. Rider Haggard
Isbn 1513278037
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-03-09
Pages 282
Language English
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The moving story of a tough little horse, a gifted boy, and a woman ahead of her time. The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself. Together, near Liverpool, England, they made a leap of faith on a spring day in 1938: overriding the jockey's father, trusting the boy and the horse that the British nicknamed the "American pony" to handle a race course that newspapers called "Suicide Lane." There, Battleship might become the first American racer to win England's monumental, century-old Grand National steeplechase. His rider, Great Britain's Bruce Hobbs, was only 17 years old. Hobbs started life with an advantage: his father, Reginald, was a superb professional horseman. But Reg Hobbs also made extreme demands, putting Bruce in situations that horrified the boy's mother and sometimes terrified the child. Bruce had to decide just how brave he could stand to be. On the other side of the Atlantic, the enigmatic Marion duPont grew up at the estate now known as James Madison's Montpelier—the refuge of America's "Father of the Constitution." Rejecting her chance to be a debutante, denied a corporate role because of her gender, Marion chose a pursuit where horses spoke for her. Taking on the world's toughest race, she would leave her film star husband, Randolph Scott, a continent away and be pulled beyond her own control. With its reach from Lindbergh's transatlantic flight to Cary Grant's Hollywood, Battleship is an epic tale of testing your true worth.

Author Dorothy Ours
Isbn 1250021324
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 368
Language English
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Products Liability Law, Second Edition, by prolific tort scholar Mark Geistfeld, represents the “next generation” of casebooks on products liability. Earlier texts focused on the relative merits of strict liability and negligence, embodied in the apparently competing liability frameworks of the consumer expectations test in the Restatement (Second) of Torts and the risk-utility test in the Restatement (Third) of Torts. The majority of courts, however, have incorporated the risk-utility test into the framework of consumer expectations. By providing balanced coverage of both consumer expectations and the risk-utility test, the casebook keeps pace with ongoing developments in the case law and moves beyond the battles that largely defined products liability in the twentieth century. In addition to teaching students how liability rules protect consumer expectations via comprehensive application of the risk-utility test, this innovative casebook underscores the importance of doctrinal history, the psychology of evaluating product risks, and the role of products liability in the modern regulatory state. Students will learn how courts have applied established doctrines to novel problems ranging from the relevance of scientific evidence in toxic-tort cases to the distribution of defective products on the Amazon online marketplace. To further illustrate this dynamic, the casebook has twenty-nine problems with associated analysis involving the liability issues likely to be raised by the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles. Finally, the casebook reinforces students’ knowledge of fundamental tort principles while developing specialized expertise and a deeper understanding of the torts process. New to the Second Edition: A dozen new main cases updating older case law, providing coverage of new issues not addressed in the First Edition, and/or improving upon the analysis provided by the associated case in the First Edition Retention of the majority of main cases from the first edition, with revisions to the ensuing notes incorporating relevant case law developments A reorganized and updated chapter covering the controversy over the relative merits of the consumer expectations and risk-utility tests Comprehensive discussion of the tort version of the implied warranty—the genesis of the consumer expectations test—and its relation to product malfunctions and the risk-utility test A new chapter addressing the existence of the tort duty and identifying the difference between patent dangers and patent defects Reorganization of the chapter on factual causation, emphasizing the continuity of evidentiary problems running across different types of cases, ranging from the heeding presumption in warning cases, to market-share liability, to proof of both general and specific causation in toxic-tort cases Professors and students will benefit from: Classroom-tested materials taught for over 20 years by an award-winning professor Interesting cases that illustrate both the traditional and contemporary character of products liability litigation; cases are followed by extensive notes Each chapter addressing doctrinal issues concludes with problems on autonomous vehicles. The full set of 29 problems provides students with the necessary background for understanding liability issues posed by this emerging technology. Each problem is followed by the author’s analysis of the associated issues, cross-referenced to the relevant casebook material.

Author Mark Geistfeld
Isbn 1543820670
Genre Law
Year 2021-10-07
Pages 800
Language English
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"Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." --New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Author Jon Krakauer
Isbn 0307476863
Genre Travel
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 240
Language English
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Heritage of Our Times is a brilliant examination of modern culture and its legacy by one of the most important and deeply influential thinkers of the 20th century. Bloch argues that the key elements of a genuine cultural tradition are not just to be found in the conveniently closed and neatly labeled ages of the past, but also in the open and experimental cultural process of our time. One of the most compelling aspects of this work is a contemporary analysis of the rise of Nazism. It probes its bogus roots in German history and mythology at the very moment when the ideologies of Blood and Soil and the Blond Beast were actually taking hold of the German people. The breadth and depth of Bloch's vision, together with the rich diversity of his interest, ensure this work a place as one of the key books of the 20th century.

Author Ernst Bloch
Isbn 0745692397
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-03-15
Pages 384
Language English
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Most people know of aphids as garden pests, infesting the soft green tissues of plants in vast numbers and killing them by sucking out the sap. Indeed, among the 4000 or so known species of aphids about 250 are pests, and in temperate regions several are economically important agricultural pests that damage crops directly during feeding or act as vectors for plant pathogens. But aphids are also important model organisms in evolutionary biology and ecology because they combine a number of unique features such as complex life cycles involving the development of morphological distinct phenotypes (polyphenism), sexual and asexual reproduction strategies and changes of host plants. Aphids can also be regarded as holobionts because they are colonized by obligate and facultative microbes which enable them to feed exclusively on phloem sap and influence their resistance against pathogens, parasitoids or environmental stress. This book combines fundamental information about aphids with chapters addressing state-of-the-art research in topics such as aphid-related phylogeny, genome biology, epigenetics and chemical ecology.

Author Andreas Vilcinskas
Isbn 1482236788
Genre Nature
Year 2016-02-22
Pages 282
Language English
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A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people. An incisive observer, writer, and participant in today’s social movements, Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and compelling book the nuanced trajectories of modern protests—how they form, how they operate differently from past protests, and why they have difficulty persisting in their long-term quests for change. Tufekci speaks from direct experience, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful analysis. She describes how the internet helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the necessity of remote Twitter users to organize medical supplies during Arab Spring, the refusal to use bullhorns in the Occupy Movement that started in New York, and the empowering effect of tear gas in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. These details from life inside social movements complete a moving investigation of authority, technology, and culture—and offer essential insights into the future of governance.

Author Zeynep Tufekci
Isbn 0300228171
Genre Computers
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 360
Language English
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With a cast of beloved characters from previous Pern novels, Dragongirl is another triumph for Todd McCaffrey—and a riveting chapter for the Dragonriders of Pern. Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned with the dragons and riders who fled into the past to heal their battle wounds and prepare to fight anew the menace of Thread. Now more than three years older, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman—thrust into authority by a shocking tragedy. But leading weyrfolk who are distrustful of a young outsider will be only one of her challenges. Despite gaining reinforcements from the past, too few dragons have survived the recent plague to stem the tide of the intensifying Threadfall. As a senior Weyrwoman, Fiona must take decisive action. With the aid of Lorana, the rider who sacrificed her dragon for others, and Fiona’s true love, the harper Kindan, she proposes a daring, nearly impossible plan. But if it succeeds, it just might save them all.

Author Todd J. McCaffrey
Isbn 0345521919
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-07-27
Pages 512
Language English
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Read the devastating story of the Spanish flu - the twentieth century's greatest killer – and discover what it can teach us about the current Covid-19 pandemic. 'Both a saga of tragedies and a detective story... Pale Rider is not just an excavation but a reimagining of the past' Guardian With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In Pale Rider, Laura Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, tracing it from Alaska to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Odessa. She shows how the pandemic was shaped by the interaction of a virus and the humans it encountered; and how this devastating natural experiment put both the ingenuity and the vulnerability of humans to the test. Laura Spinney demonstrates that the Spanish flu was as significant – if not more so – as two world wars in shaping the modern world; in disrupting, and often permanently altering, global politics, race relations, family structures, and thinking across medicine, religion and the arts. ‘Weaves together global history and medical science to great effect ... Riveting.’ Sunday Times

Author Laura Spinney
Isbn 1473523923
Genre History
Year 2017-06-01
Pages 352
Language English
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HE LIVED WITH SAVAGE ABANDON. . .A half-breed wanted for murder among his own native Shoshoni, Rider is hard and bitter from the injustice that has sealed his fate. Now, His only goal is survival. But When he sees lovely, vulnerable Emma Trent, a woman heartlessly denied passage on a wagon train bound for the Oregon trail, he offers to lead the train- but only if she is permitted to come along. And though he plans only to sate his lust with her, Rider soon finds that the spirited beauty has challenged him to love. . . .UNTIL SHE CAPTURED HIS PASSIONATE HEART Emma invested all her life savings in the wagon train, only be cruelly cast out by a greedy bunch of greenhorns. The dark, powerful half-breed came to her rescue, demanding an impossible price: she will share his bed. Desperate to make it to Oregon, she surrenders to his touch, while secretly vowing to seek revenge. Yet as the train moves through the treacherous territory, as hate softens in the sensual embrace of a skilled lover, and tender intimacy replaces false pride, Emma discovers a love she cannot deny.

Author Georgina Gentry
Isbn 1420138405
Genre Fiction
Year 2001-09-01
Pages 352
Language English
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