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Adventure (145 Books)


In fiction, the adventurer figure or Picaro may be regarded as a descendant of the knight-errant of Medieval romance. Like the knight, the adventurer roams through episodic encounters, usually involving wealth, romance, or fighting. Unlike the knight, the adventurer was a realistic figure, often lower class or otherwise impoverished, who is forced to make his way to fortune, often by deceit. Also, an adventurer is a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

 
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The Development of Military Night Aviation to 1919

By: William Edward Fischer Jr.

This study examines the development of military night aviation from its origins through the First World War. Emphasis is on the evolution of night flying in those countries which fought on the Western Front, namely France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States . While night flying occurred in other theaters, the most intense air effort was clearly in t°he west. There, belligerents pressed aviation technology and tactics to the limits ; the skies of northern Franc...

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Force and Accommodation in World Politics

By: Stanley E. Spangler

As we near the beginning of a new century the international system and relations between nations are undergoing far-reaching and fundamental changes.

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Factor Critico III: La Guerra Fría

By: Factor Crítico

Número de Factor Crítico dedicado a la Guerra Fría

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Too Far

By: Rich Shapero

Rich Shapero’s TOO FAR follows a pair of ultra-imaginative six-year-olds, Robbie and Fristeen, through a transformative summer spent exploring the woods behind their remote Alaskan homes. As their family lives become increasingly unstable, the children travel deeper and farther into their private world. The forest—and the gods who inhabit it—becomes their refuge until, at summer’s end, they are forced to choose between the crushing prospects of the real world, and the le...

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The Adventures of S.C.A.M.P.

By: Lance White - Illustrated by Tony Jelinek

SCAMP is an "evolutionary oddity" found on an unnamed island off the coast of Brazil. What appears to be a chimp is actually a creature that possesses certain amazing traits of numerous animals. Follow SCAMP on this powerful adventure set uniquely in the mid-twentieth century. Over 45 beautifully drawn color illustrations! Includes 80+ word Glossary and 20+ Fun Facts! Recommended ages: 7-12

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Pinned

By: China Muse

So what’s the difference between natural and artificial selection? Whether the difference in reproductive success is driven by naturally occurring processes, or whether the selection is imposed by humans. Does this mean humans aren’t natural? Well, if you look at the common expression honestly speaking, saying those words appears that whatever just said (before those words) wasn't completely true. Life in the 1930’s and 70’s set in a hi-desert and mountains where it’s be...

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Coup

By: Steven T. Harris

The novel begins with a military coup overthrowing the infant democratic regime in Saudi Arabia. Government officials escape their military successors and lead a rebellion focused on Saudi oil infrastructure. The U.S. government's response is tepid due to the recent rise of a viable 3rd political party that leaves the Congress divided 3 ways and the branches of government struggle to cope with the political and economic consequences of the Saudi coup.

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CON MEN, BOOTLEGGERS, AND THE PREACHER MAN

By: George Stever

This is a collection of 13 short stories about the hard life, the life of characters, the life of miscreants and misfits. The characters are crude, sexual, violent, witty, thoughtful, and full of wisdom and lessons never learned by those who lead sheltered lives. This book is for a mature audience.

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My Lorem Ipsum

By: Laevus Dexter
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Ein amerikanischer Arzt in der Türkei

By: Clarence D. Ussher

German translation of "An American Physician in Turkey" (1917)

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

This work is about a Korean American teaching in his homeland, feeling lost in Korean culture and that his own life is an outlier to this conservative society. As he lives there, making his living as an English teacher, he writes of Gabriele, a single parent in Ithaca New York who manifests a more open and less asphyxiating rebellion against society

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An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

By: Steven David Justin Sills

This is the continuation of Nawin's story. Now a famous prostitute painter suffering a midlife crisis, he abandons supercilious makings of wealth for a train trip ride to Laos where he repudiates and ventures onto something new

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Nonroman

By: Florentin Smarandache

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Distihuri Paradoxiste

By: Florentin Smarandache

Distihul Paradoxist este format din dou versuri, antitetice unul altuia, dar care împreun se contopesc într'un întreg definind (sau fcând legtur cu) titlul. De regul, al doilea vers neag pe primul, conÛinând aÕadar o noÛiune/sintagm/idee opus (antinomic, antagonic).

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Deviation : Covenant

By: Elissa Malcohn

Vol. 1: TripStone hates to kill her gods but she must feed her people. An accomplished hunter in the Masari village of Crossroads, she is charged with the ritual slaying of the sacred Yata. Her comrade Ghost tries to end Masari dependence on Yata meat by performing experiments punishable by death. His jeopardy increases when he shelters a teenage runaway sickened by fasting. Their worldview shatters when they harbor a Yata woman raised to be livestock instead of a...

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In the Outback with Jasmine Banks

By: Ronit Baras

A story of a young woman's liberation. With the help of a seasoned mentor, a reporter learns to relax and have fun, dream about love and excitement and realize her dream. http://www.behappyinlife.com

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Bozo and the Storyteller

By: Matt Jones

Reading age 10+ You might not know it but you, everyone you know and the world itself are all but figments in the imagination of a Storyteller on another planet. Each night foolish creatures called Bloons gather around him to listen to the latest crazy antics of Hoomanity. But it seems as though the Story itself has gotten out of control. The Hoomans appear set on a course of self-destruction and the Storyteller's health is failing as a result. A Bloon by the name of Boz...

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And Gulliver Returns Book II : Are We Digging Our Ecological Crypt

By: Bob Oconnor

Overpopulation is responsible for many of our planet's problems--global warming, the lack of fresh water, poverty, high gasoline and food prices, air and water pollutions, the scarcity of natural resources, the excess of wastes and their proper disposal, and even some wars. In the year 2020 Commander Lemuel Gulliver XVI returns from a twenty year odyssey around the solar system, searching for sites where the world's excess people can be re-located. He found none. On his ...

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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

What was in Hitler's personal file kept by the Nazi Party's own intelligence agency, the SD? Israel Sarid Roth, only son of two survivors of the Holocaust is about to find out, as a routine assignment in Jerusalem plunges him into the center of a deadly nightmare.

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

Overpopulation is responsible for many of our planet's problems--global warming, the lack of fresh water, poverty, high gasoline and food prices, air and water pollutions, the scarcity of natural resources, the excess of wastes and their proper disposal, and even some wars. In the year 2020 Commander Lemuel Gulliver XVI returns from a twenty year odyssey around the solar system, searching for sites where the world's excess people can be re-located. He found none. On his ...

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