Lost Legion

Author: Sean E Thomas
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611600383
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Pulled from his honeymoon, Tlingit Alaska State Trooper Robert Sable investigates the murders of the governor's brother and the brother's friends. Clutched in the dead men's hands are gold coins imprinted with the likeness of Augustus Caesar. As Sable follows the clues, he realizes a myth Roman soldiers settled in Alaska more than 2,000 years ago may be true. Closing in, he comes face to face with the architect of the murders, a village chieftain who is a descendent of the Romans. The descendents have set into motion a plot to take over the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Even the current Alaskan governor unknowingly is being used as a pawn to achieve this aim. It is up to Sable to foil the plot and put the chief and his fellow conspirators behind bars.

The Lost Legion

Author: Cedric Daurio
Editor: Oscar Luis Rigiroli via PublishDrive
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In the year 53 b.C. a Roman army is defeated in Asia Minor. A legion survives and settles in China. At the present time an Italian historian travels to unveil the mystery of the fate of those 10,000 men near the Gobi Desert. In that endeavor he finds the love of a Chinese Anthropologist but also the danger of dark interests that do not want their presence in the region. The quest becomes a personal challenge. A brilliant exponent of the historical fiction genre. The Lost Legion is a thriller that will keep your breath until the end.

Camp Fire Yarns Of The Lost Legion

Author: G. Hamilton-Browne
Editor: T. WERNER LAURIE LTD.
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Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion To begin with, let me speak of their courage, which was displayed in such a marked degree during the long wars that lasted from 1860 to 1871, for the whole of which period the Maoris were hopelessly outnumbered and, as far as armament went, were equally outclassed. Yet these brave fellows fought on and on, and even when the end came, and the shattered remnants of the so-called rebels took refuge in the King Country, the New Zealand Government, fearing to risk further war with the powerful Waikato tribes, resorted to what was called the blanket-and-sugar policy, rather than follow Te Kooti or demand his extradition from King Tawhiao, who at that time was just as independent of English rule as France was. The first fighting took place in 1860, and soon General Sir Duncan Cameron had over 1000 Imperial troops under his command, as well as an equal number of Colonial Militia and Irregulars, and also a powerful Naval Brigade. He had also a strong force of Artillery, and was well supplied with ammunition and stores of all kinds. Yet perhaps you will scarcely credit me when I tell you that never at any single moment had he more than 2000 natives in arms against him, and that he was never opposed in any single action by even 1000 men. It must be borne in mind that Sir Duncan’s force was one of the most powerful that England, up to that time, without the assistance of allies,[Pg 3] had ever put into the field; that the men who composed it were all of them good, seasoned men, many of them being veterans of the Crimea and Mutiny; that the Militia were highly trained, most of them old soldiers, under the command of ex-Imperial officers; that the Irregulars proved themselves to be second to none in the field, and that the natives only possessed old muskets and fowling-pieces. Now these numbers are staggering, but absolutely correct, as it is also that the above force made but small headway against this handful of savages; for although Sir Duncan forced his way into the Waikato and held a chain of forts there, yet on the west coast, especially in the districts of Taranaki and Wanganui, the settlers had to abandon their homesteads, the women and children being sent for safety to the South Island, and no man’s life was safe beyond rifle range of the forts. This was the state of New Zealand in 1866, after six years of incessant war, and it can only be accounted for in the following way:— To commence, the General and his officers were hidebound with the old traditions and maxims of the British army. They simply would not or could not adapt themselves to the exigencies or tactics of irregular warfare, nor could they be made to understand or believe that a regiment that could march in line like a brick wall might easily be worsted by a mob of savages in a New Zealand bush. Then again when attacking pahs: the General considered that the correct way to do so was, after a sharp bombardment, to rush the place with the bayonet. Who could imagine for a moment that natives[Pg 4] could hold their flimsy stockades against men who had stormed the Redan and taken Delhi at the point of the bayonet. Yet they did. Rangiriri was assaulted three times, and on each occasion, notwithstanding the splendid devotion and courage of our gallant Tommies, they were driven back with great loss. Yet on the following day the 180 defenders marched out and laid down their arms. Why? For three days they had been without one drop of water. The General knew they had no water, then why did he risk the lives of his splendid men by ordering futile assaults? Rangiriri took place in November 1863, and one would have thought that the General might have learned something, by its lesson, of the ways how best to deal with a Maori pah; but he had neglected to do so, for in April, the following year, he invested Orakau Pah, the defenders of which exhibited gallantry seldom equalled and never surpassed in all the annals of human warfare. Let me try and give you a brief account, as I heard it some years afterwards from the mouth of one of its defenders:

The Lost Legion

Author: William Andrew Robertson Chapin
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The Lost Legion

Author: Gustav Becvar
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The Lost Legion

Author: H. Warner Munn
Editor: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385148283
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A vast tapestry of ancient times unfolds in this stirring tale of adventure and romance, whose setting reaches fom the hills of rome to the limits of the known world in the age of the Emperor Caligula.

The Lost Legion

Author: Tracey West
Editor: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606151894
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Do you have what it takes to be a clone trooper in the Republic Army? In this "Decide Your Destiny "story you can choose from multiple characters, such as medic, commander or demolitions expert, and dozens of paths to create your own adventure. With over twenty-five different endings, every time you read the book itall be a whole new adventure.

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Author: Stephen Donald Huff, Dr
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781982024062
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Near the turn of the first century, the Ninth Legion disappeared from frontier borderlands separating Romanized Britannia from the uncivilized lowlands of Caledonia. Between its first deployment there during Agricola's invasion in 84AD and the return of Emperor Hadrian in 122AD, all mention of the Ninth fades from memory. Although history speaks clearly of a massive uprising in the same region during 119AD, no authenticated record confirms the legion's military annihilation on a field of battle, and no evidence confirms its reassignment to any other region of the empire. Contemporary Rome, and all of history, seems to have simply forgotten the Ninth. Until now. Recent archeological discoveries clarify the legion's fate. As outlined in a unique letter penned two-thousand-years ago on a carefully preserved swatch of parchment, Legio IX's mysterious destiny is a tale of political intrigue, financial mismanagement, familial in-fighting, and social upheaval, all intermixed with the unyielding discipline required to keep a Roman legion safe in the field. For the first time since these events unfolded, the fully restored "Governor's Letter" identifies the men, women and children that collectively contrived the disaster. More informatively, the famed missive also clearly implicates its author as a central conspiratorial architect of the plot that resulted in the bloody revolt of 119AD and Legio IX's puzzling disappearance. Bold and thought-provoking, this account of the Ninth's intriguing doom rises from factual foundations constructed of moldering parchments, crumbling bones and toppled stones, all base materials of history's reconstruction.

Lost City Of The Templars

Author: Paul Christopher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611855
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A Templar legend is revealed as one man’s obsession takes him on a globe-spanning quest into the jungles of the Amazon in the new novel from New York Times bestselling author Paul Christopher… Retired Army Ranger John Holliday has thwarted the plots of Rex Deus, the twenty-first-century incarnation of the Templars, all over the world. Now, the lost journal of explorer Percy Fawcett leads Holliday into the South American jungles—and a Templar mystery… Trailed by an infamous tomb raider and menaced by a tribe of hostile natives, Holliday and his crew uncover a five-hundred-year-old society hidden in the cauldron of the Amazon. Descendants of the Templar Knights, they exist for one reason: to hide and protect the holy artifact taken from the original Temple of Jerusalem by the first Templars: the legendary Ark of the Covenant.

The Lost Legion

Author: Marc J. Wilson
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517069520
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'The Lost Legion' is the second in an exciting new series of 'Dangerous Worlds' Adventure Gamebooks! Disease, death and pestilence stalk this endless expanse of dense primordial jungle. Your cursing men labour through steaming bog and cloying mud, through deliciously lethal flora, and over ankle splitting vines and hollows. Curses are muffled beneath matted beards, and mutinous eyes concealed behind sweat-soaked hair, and yet the Company follows you. The search for the 17th Legion and the promise of riches drive the scoundrels onwards under your command. Can you retain it? Can you seek out that which you desire to find. Only YOU can hold together this rag tag group of miscreants and vagabonds, only YOU can determine the events about to unfold...