Mcnaughten An Historical Novel

Author: Sian Busby
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1907595872
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The winter of 1843 is one of bitter strife for England. The nation is on the brink of ruin and revolution, the government struggling to stand firm against the rising chaos.


Author: Siân Busby
Editor: Short Books
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This novel tells of a young Scotsman called Daniel McNaughten who has been on a journey, a descent into his own despair, mirroring the tribulations of society at large. His journey ends in London with the murder of an apparently innocent man.

Australian Crime Fiction

Author: Stephen Knight
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670862
Size: 19,98 MB
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 Australian crime fiction has grown from the country's origins as an 18th-century English prison colony. Early stories focused on escaped convicts becoming heroic bush rangers, or how the system mistreated those who were wrongfully convicted. Later came thrillers about wealthy free settlers and lawless gold-seekers, and urban crime fiction, including Fergus Hume's 1887 international best-seller The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, set in Melbourne. The 1980s saw a surge of private-eye thrillers, popular in a society skeptical of police. Twenty-first century authors have focused on policemen--and increasingly policewomen--and finally indigenous crime narratives. The author explores in detail this rich but little known national subgenre.

Crime Scene

Author: John Martin
Editor: Five Leaves
ISBN: 1910170119
Size: 10,25 MB
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This book is for all readers of crime fiction. Dividing Britain and Ireland into thirteen regions, the author describes the work of contemporary and historic crime writers and their novels where the setting of the novel is crucial, giving the story context and local relevance.


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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The Bookseller

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Practising Virtue

Author: Abby Cohen Smutny
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019873980X
Size: 16,29 MB
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International arbitration has developed into a global system of adjudication, dealing with disputes arising from a variety of legal relationships: between states, between private commercial actors, and between private and public entities. It operates to a large extent according to its own rules and dynamics - a transnational justice system rather independent of domestic and international law. In response to its growing importance and use by disputing parties, international arbitration has become increasingly institutionalized, professionalized, and judicialized. At the same time, it has gained significance beyond specific disputes and indeed contributes to the shaping of law. Arbitrators have therefore become not only adjudicators, but transnational lawmakers. This has raised concerns over the legitimacy of international arbitration. Practising Virtue looks at international arbitration from the 'inside', with an emphasis on its transnational character. Instead of concentrating on the national and international law governing international arbitration, it focuses on those who practice international arbitration, in order to understand how it actually works, what its sources of authority are, and what demands of legitimacy it must meet. Putting those who practice arbitration into the centre of the system of international arbitration allows us to appreciate the way in which they contribute to the development of the law they apply. This book invites eminent arbitrators to reflect on the actual practice of international arbitration, and its contribution to the transnational justice system.

The Long Journey Home

Author: Don Coldsmith
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 0312700849
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Set in the early twentieth century, Long Journey Home is the story of one man's life, the American Indian John Buffalo, as told by his biographer, Scott McNaughten. John Buffalo is pushed to train for track and field events, with an eye toward the Olympics. His training introduces him to Jim Thorpe, 1912 winner of two gold medals in track and field who was later stripped of his medals. He meets Bill Picket, the black cowboy who invented steer wrestling and one of the creators of the world's largest Wild West show. Together, these athletes and showmen travel to Mexico, South America and Europe. Along the way to an Olympic gold medal, John Buffalo meets and interacts with a variety of early twentieth-century celebrities including Theordore Roosevelt, Tim McCoy, and even Jesse Owens, the Black-American gold medal winner snubbed by Hitler. Long Journey Home is beautifully woven historical fiction about a star athlete Amercian Indian. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes hilarious, vetran Don Coldsmith delivers another breath-taking story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.