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Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Vol 4 - 1984: Nop's Trails / Lee and Grant / Murder and the First Lady / Jennie About to Be
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 4 - 1984 Nop's Trails / Lee and Grant / Murder and the First Lady / Jennie About to Be Author:Elisabeth Ogilvie, Elliott Rosevelt, Gene Smith, Donald McCaig Nop's Trials — Lewis Burkholder had all a man could want: a loving wife and daughter, a thriving sheep farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, and Nop, his devoted friend. Nop was a Border collie, trained to herd the farm's woolies. He was also a champion competitor, the winner of some of the country's most prestigi... more »ous field trials. But when Nop is stolen by unscrupulous men, he embarks on a perilous odyssey, while Lewis, in a dedicated search, faces obstacles that would have stopped a lesser man. An inspiring novel that celebrates the rare qualities shared by Nop and his master: courage, love and the refusal to give up hope.
Lee and Grant: A Dual Biography
No two men could have been less alike than Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Lee, born of a great Virginia family, was a leader of his class at West Point and a hero of the Mexican War; Grant, the rootless son of a backcountry tanner, was a failed soldier, failed farmer, failed businessman. When the Civil War came, Lee was offered command of the Union army but chose instead to lead the forces of his native state. Grant, who was clerking in a store, had to scramble to even secure a commission. Yet four years later, when every northern general had been routed by the brilliant Robert Lee, it was stubborn, graceless Sam Grant who fought him to a standstill. This stirring book by a best-selling author vividly re-creates the lives of two legendary American heroes, whose duel on the battlefields of Virginia changed the course of history.
Murder and the First Lady
In it is the summer of 1919, and a White House scandal is brewing. One of Eleanor Roosevelt's secretaries has been arrested for murder. Her only ally-the one person who believes in her innocence-is the First Lady. Ah, but what an ally! Fearless, determined to see justice done, Mrs. Roosevelt sets out to unmask the real killer. Her sleuthing takes some surprising turns as she finds herself cracking a safe, donning disguises, and setting a trap for the killer-a trap that puts her own life in danger. In this winsome novel, a son of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt invents an ingenious mystery with a delightful real-life heroine.
Jennie About to Be
Jennie Hawthorne was dazzled by her good fortune. Of all the young ladies in London society, she has been chosen by the handsome Nigel Gilchrist to be his bride. And when he swept Jennie off to his family's estate in the Scottish Highlands, she felt as if she had been transported to paradise. But then she learned that all was not well in her new world-that on neighboring estates, tenants were being cruelly forced off their ancestral lands. When Jennie tries to help, she finds resistance in the least expected place, and soon even her own dream of happiness is threatened. A grand sago of romance and adventure, set amid the glittering drawing rooms of London and the wild hills of Scotland.« less