The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
The drama of events from the past is magnificently captured in this collection of short stories. From the last desperate moments of a stricken Carthaginian galley to mutiny on board a pirate ship, Conan Doyle captures the excitement and color of the age, through which he weaves his storytelling genius. This is a thrilling volume from the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
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by Charles Egbert Craddock - The MacMillan Company
The place reminded him then and later of the storm centre of a cyclone. Outside the tempests of Civil War raged. He could hear, as he sat in the quiet room, the turbulent drums fitfully beating in tented camps far down the Tennessee River.
by Paul Bewsher - William Blackwood and Sons
I have tried to describe the sensations, fears, and the equally inexplicable fearlessness, of a desk-bound London youth, pitchforked in a moment into the turmoil of war, and into a hitherto unknown occupation -- bombing at night from the air.
by William Le Queux - Project Gutenberg
The object of this book is to illustrate our utter unpreparedness for war from a military standpoint; to show how England can be successfully invaded by Germany; and to present a picture of the ruin which must inevitably fall upon us.
by Gustave Flaubert - eBooks@Adelaide
A historical novel set in Carthage during the third century BCE, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. The book is largely an exercise in sensuous and violent exoticism.