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Elephant Hill / Last Nine Days of the Bismarck / Too Near the Throne
Elephant Hill / Last Nine Days of the Bismarck / Too Near the Throne Author:Robin White, C.S. Forester, Molly Costain Haycraft A Treasury of Good Reading — Good reading is one of life's great privileges. Books mean education to some, imspiration to others, entertainment to still others. Books have changed the lives of people, and have often changed the course of history. Most prople who read like to read a lot. The constant reader enjoys a variety of reading matter. ... more » That is why the Best-in-Books club has been formed by one of the most experienced, one of the most famous names in publishing, Nelson Doubleday, Inc. We are in a position to provide this varied reading fare -- at bargain prices. Every other month, and for a low member's price, the Best-in-Books club with offer a moammoth volume: hundreds of pages packed with all kinds of reading. full-length novels and outstanding onfiction by leading ocntemporary writers will be inluded. Best-in-Books is edited to appeal to the whole reading public, the lovers of fiction, the followers of nonfiction, all readers who like to be in touch with the best books.
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In this volume Elephant Hill by Robin White: At thirty five, unmarried, with her teaching career, her beloved father, her one romance all behind her, Beth Summer had come to visit her sister, a medical missionary's wife in Kasappur. In a jamed, third-class train compartment she encountered Mr. Alagursami -- poet, merchant, widower, unhappy over the domination of a meddling mother and an autocratic uncle. Despite the formidable barriers of culture, they liked one another -- instantly. With the true storyteller's art, Robin White presents this fascinating encoutner between East and West with its joys, its sorrows, its sublteties. This is the 1959 Harper Prize Novel.
The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C.S.Forester
At 42,000 tons the Bismarck was the largest, most dangerous, most modern ship of war yet launched. Her commander, Admiral Lutjens, had sunk a quarter of a million tons of British shipping. On May 18, 1941 as she slipped out of the dockyards of Gelynia, a message from an Intelligence man there was on its way to the British Admiralty. And then the desperate gamble began: the pursuit of the Bismarck in six days of unrelenting storm, wicked seas, and bitter cold. The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck is one of he most dramatic stories of all time, told with the incomparable skill of a master novelist.
Too Near the Throne by Molly Costain Haycroft
Arbella Stuart was aware of two important facts: that she might someday succeed Elizabeth as Queen of England and that people near the throne lead dangerous, uncertain lives. Her adventures began when she moved into the gay exciting world of the court, and fell in love with Robin Devereux, handsome Earl of Essex, the Queen's favorite. In Too Near the Throne, Molly Costain Haycroft has portrayed an important figure in history who has been largely overlooked by historians. The result is an exciting tale of love and intrigue in one of the most colorful periods of history.« less