One of the most famous French writers of the nineteenth century, Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) first achieved success in the literary world a playwright, before turning his hand to writing novels. In two years from 1844 to 1845, he published two enormous books, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Both novels have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Lauren Yoder is Professor of French at Davidson College in North Carolina. As a child, he devoured he novels of Alexandre Dumas. Lauren holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
'Enthralling' The Times on the Jack Lark series
Fighting for the Union gave Jack Lark purpose. But America is tearing itself apart and no one will be left in peace.
Virginia, 1861. With his comrades defeated, Jack turns his back on the battlefield. At heart he's still a soldier, but this wholly uncivil war has left him wanting something - and someone - more. Lost in the woods with the Confederate army closing in, Jack will stop at nothing to protect Rose and the future they might share.
Then one bullet changes everything and Jack wakes up in a military hospital - alone. Broken but determined, he sets out on an epic journey across the Confederacy disguised in the grey coat of his one-time enemy. He will find the man who destroyed his life. Jack Lark is out for revenge.
In 1798, Napoleon surprised the world by invading Egypt. His goal was to conquer the eastern Mediterranean and, from there, either invade India, or invade Europe through the backdoor--from the east.
His initial battles, for example at the Pyramids, were spectacular victories. But Horatio Nelson soon destroyed the French fleet at the Battle of Aboukir Bay; and a British naval officer, Sir Sidney Smith, was the first person to defeat him on land at the Battle of Acre. As a result of those two losses, Napoleon was trapped.
At Aboukir and Acre is the story of Edgar Blagrove, a young man whose father was an English merchant in Alexandria. When Napoleon arrives, he is separated from his father, attaches himself to a Bedouin tribe, and fights the French. After witnessing the French defeat at Aboukir Bay, he joins the British Navy as a midshipman, and participates in Napoleon's defeat at Acre by serving as an interpreter to Sir Sidney Smith.
Henty's History Series - Learning History Through Fiction
The Henty series is a unique way of learning about history. It consists of over 80 novels, each written by George A. Henty, and each featuring a significant historical person, period or event.
* Perfect for busy people who have never lost their desire to learn. * An ideal way for homeschool students to learn history. * Organized by time period. * With additional nonfiction articles and a bibliography of recommended reading.
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'A master of the genre' The Times
The Romans have vanquished the rebel alliance, leaving Calgus, Lord of the Northern Tribes, the prisoner of the chieftains he once led.
But the new Roman leader will not let them rest. He forms an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the Selgovaes' fortress of spears, and return it to the hands of a trusted ally.
Marcus Aquila - burning for revenge on an enemy army that has killed one of his best friends - is part of the select group of infantry chosen to go north with the Petriana cavalry and take the fort before the rebel army can reach it. He believes his disguise as Centurion Corvus of the 2nd Tungrians is still holding.
But he is just a few days ahead of two of the emperor's agents, sent from Rome to kill him. Pitiless assassins who know his real name, and too much about his friends.