The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke

After freeing England from Horde control, Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire. And when Detective Mina Wentworth enters his dangerous world to investigate a mysterious death, Rhys intends to make her his next conquest.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Meljean Brook
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-10-05
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781101444085


The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke

'Lord Wellington don't know how to lose a battle.' The view of an anonymous soldier at Waterloo became the judgement of the world on the man who was hailed as the first general of his age. At Waterloo he defeated Napoleon, the master of war, and finally checked the disruptive forces of the French Revolution that had troubled Europe for over twenty years. Wellington taught himself the art of war in India where his hard-fought victories helped lay the foundations of the British raj. His armies liberated Portugal and Spain, shattered the myth of French invincibility and inspired the people of Europe to resist Napoleon. Largely drawn from original sources, Lawrence James's biography follows the life of Wellington the soldier and explains how he waged war and why he won battles. This is also the story of a humane, intelligent and acerbic aristocrat who believed that his kind were predestined to lead. It shows how he stamped his iron will on the men he commanded and how they responded. It reveals Wellington the professional fighting man who created the remarkable intelligence and logistical services that were the keys to his victories. But it was as the national hero who beat Napoleon, gave Europe peace and adhered resolutely to the path of duty that he was honoured by his countrymen who saw him as 'the highest incarnation of English character'.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lawrence James
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-04-30
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781446450352


The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke

Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy. His rugby career as the best hooker in the British Isles during the second golden era of Welsh rugby in the 1970s is a turbulent tale of blood and thunder on the pitch. There are riotous incidents off the pitch, including unscheduled fights with professional boxers, revelations about illegal payments during the so-called amateur era and what Windsor did to upset the Establishment and become blackballed by one of the most famous clubs in the world. Windsor's irrepressible sense of humour comes shining through on every page, except when he gives chapter and verse on the personal crisis that drove him to plan suicide. The Iron Duke is the no-holds-barred, warts-and-all story of a working-class Welsh folk hero who rose from humble beginnings to become a permanent member of the greatest Lions team in the history of rugby union.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bobby Windsor
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-01-18
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781907195792


Waterloo To Wellington

Waterloo To Wellington

For Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), whether he was leading a military campaign or His Majesty's government, his chief aim in life was to serve his country. This idea of service lies at the heart of the foundation of Wellington College and continues to be a guiding light for those who, 200 years after the carnage at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, follow in the footseps of this remarkable man. The Duke brought peace to Europe and was described by Queen Victoria as 'the greatest man this country has ever produced'. His life and achievements towered over the first half of the nineteenth century and he continues to be widely admired. Waterloo to Wellington explores the qualities of character and intellect that made the Duke of Wellington's military campaigns so successful, and which Wellington College in turn aims to foster in its pupils.

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Genre : History
Author : Joanna Seldon
Publisher : Scala Books
Release : 2015-06-24
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 185759942X


The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke

"American arms merchant Blacky Lee is wanted by nearly every government in 1930s Europe --especially the Nazis. They want Blacky's head for selling them dud weapons, prompting his rapid (and illegal) escape across the Balkans to the kingdom of Aldoria with his business partner in tow. Aldoria is well chosen. Years before, Blacky discovered he was the spitting image of the country's Prince Philip, learned the archduke's speaking voice and memorized the royal family tree just in case. When Blacky brazenly impersonates the leader, things go surprisingly well . . . that is, until he finds himself caught in the middle of a Communist plot to rig elections and take over."--Publisher blurb.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : La Fayette Ron Hubbard
Publisher : Galaxy Press LLC
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 113 Pages
ISBN : 9781592123193


The Wisdom Of Wellington Or Maxims Of The Iron Duke

The Wisdom Of Wellington Or Maxims Of The Iron Duke

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Author : Arthur Wellesley (1st duke of Wellington.)
Publisher :
Release : 1852
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BL:A0018561562


Wellington

Wellington

A highly personal, anecdotal family memoir of the Wellington legacy. Jane Wellesley is a member of one of Britain's most illustrious families. Her father, the 8th Duke of Wellington, was born in 1915, a hundred years after the first Duke's momentous victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, but only a little over sixty years after the death of his celebrated ancestor. When the 'Iron Duke' died Queen Victoria wept with the nation, mourning the loss of 'the greatest man England has known'. A million and a half people swarmed London's streets to watch his cortege pass on its way to St Paul's. Few facts can now be added about the public man, but Jane's family memoir animates the First Duke as husband and father, as brother and several degrees of grandfather. Her journey through this richly compelling family history begins and ends with the first Duke, visiting the battlefield of Waterloo with her father to set her fascinating tale in motion. Through her parents she reaches back to earlier generations, weaving together characters and places, establishing connections, and exploring in greater depth than usual the Wellington women, who are often reduced to footnotes in conventional histories. She unearths memories, visits places from her parents' past, and discovers much about the lives of her grandparents and the generations before them. Most of us view the First Duke of Wellington as an iconic figure, whose name has been claimed by pubs, squares, streets, and, of course, rubber boots. In this highly personal account, the public man gives way to the private, and Wellington's legacy is seen through the eyes of those who have followed in his footsteps. Jane Wellesley triumphantly succeeds in wresting the Duke from his lonely column to reclaim him for his family, and so for the reader.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jane Wellesley
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2010-12-30
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780297856344


Mina Wentworth And The Invisible City

Mina Wentworth And The Invisible City

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before…a danger that leads straight back to Rhys. Previously published in The Iron Duke. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook’s upcoming novel, Riveted.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Meljean Brook
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-08-07
Total Pages : 116 Pages
ISBN : 9781101564639


Heart Of Steel

Heart Of Steel

In the sequel to The Iron Duke in the Iron Seas steampunk romance series by Meljean Brook, Heart of Steel sees the exotic and dangerous captain Yasmeen on an action packed treasure hunt across Morocco. As the mercenary captain of Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control. Treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in Lady Corsair - he wants her cold-hearted captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim it, Archimedes is determined to seduce the stubborn woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies, but she's no easy conquest. When da Vinci's sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco - and straight into their enemy's hands. But as they fight to save themselves and a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart . . . Meljean Brook's Heart of Steel is a fantastic steampunk adventure . . . with a sensuous, romantic edge. Praise for Meljean Brook: 'Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of steampunk romance' Jayne Ann Krentz 'A stunning blend of steampunk setting and poignant romance - smart, sexy, breathtaking and downright addictive' Ilona Andrews 'Engrossing steampunk adventure . . . a complex, gripping read' Publishers Weekly Meljean Brook lives in Oregon with her family. She is the author of the Iron Seas steampunk series which began with The Iron Duke and is also published by Penguin. For more information and Iron Seas extras, please visit www.meljeanbrook.com.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Meljean Brook
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-06-07
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780141972473


Wellington The Iron Duke Text Only

Wellington The Iron Duke Text Only

In this compelling book, Richard Holmes tells the exhilarating story of the Duke of Wellington, Britain's greatest ever soldier.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Richard Holmes
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2012-06-28
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9780007383498