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‘Midst Arctic Perils: A Thrilling Story of Adventure in the Polar Regions

A Thrilling Story of Adventure in the Polar Regions. This is a thrilling tale for young men, but enjoyable by all.


It was one of the most exciting periods in history. The impact of Gutenberg books was starting to be felt. Martin Luther was soon to touch-off the Reformation; and a wild-eyed adventurer by the name of Christopher Columbus was about to make obsolete every world map of his day. This is the story of Columbus, but it is not told through the eyes of an academic or an historian. It is told by a simple sailor-a Christian of secret Jewish ancestry-whose hopes and fears not only makes the story more engaging, but all the more realistic. From the fear and confusion of the first voyage, to the clash of the European and native American cultures, to Columbus' final vindication, Mary Johnston's talent for combining adventure and historical detail is at its finest. Everyone knows the story of Christopher Columbus, now read it from a whole new-and enormously refreshing-perspective. "We have come to expect first-rate writing from Mary Johnston; but what surprises is the sheer emotional power of the book."

A MAN TO HIS MATE (Sea Adventure Classic): Treasure Hunt Thriller in the Waters of Arctic Ocean

This carefully crafted ebook: "A MAN TO HIS MATE (Sea Adventure Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "There was a fortune in sight. For gold, men forget the obligations of life and law in civilization; they revert to savage type, and their minds and actions are swayed by the primitive urge of lust. Treachery, selfishness, cruelty and crime breed from the shining particles even before they are in actual sight and touch. Rainey knew that. He had read many true yarns that had come down from the frozen North, in from the deserts and the mountains, tales of the mining records of the West." J. Allan Dunn (1872?1941) was one of the high-producing writers of the American pulp fiction. He first made a name for himself in pulp magazine Adventure. He was a specialist in South Sea stories, and pirate tales. His main genres were adventure and western, but he also wrote a number of detective stories.

A Message From the Sea and Other Stories

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A Secret Sharer

During his voyage to the Gulf of Siam, a young and rather insecure English captain finds a stranger in the water. The man is taken on board and turns out to be the chief mate of another English ship who was arrested by his crew but could escape. The young captain decides to help the mate and houses him in his cabin. This is the beginning of a nerve-racking hide and seek because neither the captain?s own crew nor the mate?s captain looking for the deserter are allowed to find him. ?A Secret Sharer? was originally published in 1912 in Conrad?s volume of tales ?Twixt Land and Sea?. Joseph Conrad was born in 1857 in former Poland. In 1886 he obtained British citizenship and two years later was appointed captain of the British merchant marine. His voyages to the Malay Peninsula and to the Congo Free State became the setting for his stories. Conrad published many tales and novels in English and is still regarded as one of the most brilliant authors in English literature. He died in 1924 in England.

A Tale of Two Tunnels: A Romance of the Western Waters

William Clark Russell joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 13 and served an eight-year stint, permanently damaging his

All the Brothers Were Valiant

"All the Brothers Were Valiant" by Ben Ames Williams. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

An Old Sailor’s Yarns (1835)

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