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Dangerous waters : the life and death of Erskine Childers

Autore: Leonard Piper
Editore: London : Hambledon and London, 2002.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"In The Riddle of the Sands, a spy story set amongst the shoals and mists of the North Sea coast in the years before the First World War, Erskine Childers fathered the modern genre of spy adventures, as well as writing a great yachting classic. Unlike John Buchan or John Le Carre, however, Childers himself led a life involving spying, gunrunning and conspiracy, and a constant search for adventure and danger, which  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Erskine Childers; Erskine Childers
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Leonard Piper
{0} 1852853921 9781852853921
Numero OCLC: 79883483
Descrizione: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Chapter 1:Young Erskine; Chapter 2:Sea Fever; Chapter 3:Soldier; Chapter 4:Author Chapter 5:Marriage; Chapter 6:New Interests; Chapter 7:Gun-Runner; Chapter 8:The Cuxhaven Raid; Chapter 9:The Dardanelles; Chapter 10:Sea and Sky; Chapter 11:Sinn Fein; Chapter 12:Civil War; Chapter 13:The Tragedy of Erskine Childers
Responsabilità: Leonard Piper.

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In "The Riddle of the Sands", Erskine Childers fathered the modern genre of spy adventure. Childers himself led a life involving spying, gun-running and conspiracy, and a constant search for  Per saperne di più…

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