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Dangerous waters : the life and death of Erskine Childers

Author: Leonard Piper
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Piper, Leonard, 1936-
Dangerous waters.
London : Hambledon and London, 2003
(OCoLC)606930156
Named Person: Erskine Childers; Erskine Childers; Erskine Childers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Piper
ISBN: 1852853921 9781852853921
OCLC Number: 49204252
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 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
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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  Read more...

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