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Ludlow, Jack 1944-

Works: 50 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 4,073 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6053.O483, 823.92
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Publications about Jack Ludlow
Publications by Jack Ludlow
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The burning sky by Jack Ludlow( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
"1935. Cal Jardine, former British Officer and current soldier of fortune, breaks off his assignment smuggling Jews out of Nazi Germany when an old army colleague proposes a new commission. A mysterious group of anti-Fascist British backers want to help the Abyssinians in their fight against Mussolini's Italy, specifically to get them much-needed arms. Gunrunning under the noses of the Germans is a risky job but with a bit of luck and chutzpah, Jardine gets the weapons into Africa. That's just the start of his troubles though for as the rumbles of war get louder, he falls under the notice of the Italian army ..."
Son of blood by Jack Ludlow( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Under Robert Guiscard, the de Hautevilles have grown in importance and power throughout Italy and, through the Papacy, all of Christendom. Now it is Robert's son Bohemund's turn to take up arms - the opportunity to fight under the papal banner in the Holy Lands could bring him the glory and riches he desires and which have been cruelly denied him elsewhere
Prince of legend by Jack Ludlow( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Thanks to the stratagems of Bohemund de Hauteville, leader of the Apulian Normans, the Crusade has taken the city of Antioch, and just in time. Once the besiegers, Bohemund and his men are about to become the besieged -- a huge Turkish-led army, commanded by the fearsome General Kerbogha, is fast approaching. Provisions are needed to support not only the army, but also thousands of camp followers and pilgrims. But the surrounding countryside is near barren and the storerooms of Antioch much depleted. It soon becomes obvious that the Crusaders cannot hold out for long without falling prey to starvation
Warriors by Jack Ludlow( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Seeking to take advantage of a division between the Saracen Emirs of the island of Sicily, Constantinople has decided to invade and re-conquer that valuable possession but in doing so, harsh methods of recruitment have been employed in their nearby Italian fiefs
Soldier of crusade by Jack Ludlow( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
1096. The Pope has called for a Crusade to free Jerusalem, and half the warriors of Europe have responded. Among them is the Norman, Count Bohemund, one-time enemy of Byzantium, whose help is required if progress is to be possible. In company with his warrior nephew, Tancred of Lecce, Bohemund must once more cross the Adriatic to the lands of the Byzantine Empire. His first task, pushing back the Infidel Turks, calls for an uneasy alliance with old enemy Emperor Alexius. But can the Crusaders trust the wily Emperor, and is he really on their side? With old tensions and grudges arising, and the violent crusades of the People's Pilgrimage bringing destruction upon middle Europe, the strength of this reluctant truce, and the de Hauteville dynasty itself, is truly put to the test. Bohemund is faced once again with the opportunity to gain power, land and riches for himself, but do the risks of doing so outweigh the rewards? The Crusaders must contend with sieges, open battles, hunger and want on their journey to mighty Antioch, where they face the stiffest test of their mettle. As defeat threatens, only Norman discipline can save the day
A broken land by Jack Ludlow( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
"1936. Having returned from Abyssinia, soldier of fortune Cal Jardine is convinced by his abhorrence of fascism to travel to Barcelona and help facilitate rival athletic games to the Berlin Olympics. But now he finds himself in Spain as the first shots of civil war ring out; and friendship, love, and political conviction converge to persuade Jardine to stay and once again embroil himself in a foreign war."--Jacket
The sword of revenge by Jack Ludlow( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
"Rome has lost it's greatest warrior, Aulus Cornelius is dead. Although he is hailed as a hero, the stench of betrayal by cowardly governor Flaminus lingers heavy in the air. The death of their father has left Aulus's sons, Quintus and titus, with new and grave responsibilities. While Titus swears vengeance against Flaminus and aims to be as great a general as his father, Quintus chooses to pursue politics - under the guidance of Lucius Falerus, now the most powerful senator in Rome."--Back cover
A bitter field by Jack Ludlow( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
1938. While Hitler sets his sights on the Sudetenland, not everyone in Britain is willing to appease him. Convinced that the Fuehrer's land-hunger is insatiable, the head of the SIS recruits Cal Jardine to help him prove that Czechoslovakia is threatened with invasion. As jealousy and mutual suspicions within secret service ranks make it impossible for Jardine to tell friend from foe, he rediscovers old friends of dubious loyalty and makes new enemies of untested ruthlessness.--Publisher
Mercenaries by Jack Ludlow( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
"Six brothers, the sons of Tancred de Hauteville, prepare to experience their first taste of battle ... 1033, the Norman/French border. They have been trained since birth to become great warriors, following in their father{u2019}s footsteps. As knights, they have but one true purpose: to fight. But denied service with their duke, they are forced to take employment as mercenaries; their unequaled battle skills are for hire to the highest bidder. Victory and defeat, betrayal and revenge combine as the desperation to rule becomes an intense battle, testing even the strongest of ties"--Publisher description
Republic : the pillars of Rome by Jack Ludlow( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
'One shall tame a mighty foe, the other strike to save Rome's fame, neither will achieve their aim. Look aloft if you dare, though what you fear cannot fly, both will face it before you die.' "Two patrician youths, Aulus Cornelius and Lucius Falerius, appeal to the Alban Sybil, a Roman oracle, for a glimpse of the future, but all she offers are ominous words and the drawn outline of an eagle, which portends death. That night, to ward off evil, they make a blood oath to remain true to each other throughout life..." "Twenty years later Aulus, now a successful general, must face his toughest battle yet when his young wife Claudia is captured by Celtic-Iberian rebels. Although reunited, ignoble shame threatens to fall upon the Cornelius family... unless the clandestine birth of a child can be concealed." "Lucius has chosen a career in politics; he is the leading patrician in the Senate, wielding power and willingly abusing it to maintain his aristocratic supremacy. All Lucius lacks is an heir, a problem to which he is determined to find a solution, whatever the cost." "Both men's destinies are intertwined with an abandoned baby found with a gold eagle charm wound around his foot. Could the old Sybil's prophesy prove to be more powerful than Aulus and Lucius ever imagined?" "Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, The Pillars of Rome -- the first in the "Republic" series -- is an epic tale of breathtaking brutality, ambition and friendship, love and betrayal, and the ancient land of its setting is brought lavishly to life." --BOOK JACKET
Vengeance by Jack Ludlow( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Vengeance is a thrilling tale of deceit, battles, of betrayal and revenge. In an empire riven by religious disputes, Belisaurius must rely on his own growing prowess and subtle wits
Mercenaries by Jack Ludlow( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
1033 - Normandy. It will be 30 years before William Duke of Normandy sails to England and does battle at Hastings, but the events that lead up to that epic moment are already taking shape
Honour by Jack Ludlow( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Justinian, a paranoid leader, desperately wants the lost provinces returned to his rule but must first dispatch his brave general, Belisaurius to fight the Persians in the East. Justinian grows concerned that Belisaurius will grow successful and courageous in his feats, thus becoming a threat to his power and person. He subsequently dispatches him on a near-impossible mission to North Africa to take back from the Vandals what was once Ancient Carthage. Meanwhile back in Constantinople, Marcus Donatus has found favor with Empress Theodora, wife of Justinian, in the hopes of being able to influence Justinian himself
The gods of war by Jack Ludlow( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Three fearless men are drawn into the endless battles of ancient Rome's Fiery War, fighting for power, for victory, for survival--and above all, for honour. Brennos, the barbarian leader of the Celtic tribes, faces bloody personal consequences when his enemies hatch a vicious assassination plot. Aquila, now fighting for Rome, carries with him his lucky talisman; a golden amulet shaped like an eagle in flight, the only clue to his true identity. And Marcellus, son of Rome's most powerful senator, must find within himself the ability to lead men into battle--and to win
The gods of war by Jack Ludlow( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
The pillars of Rome by Jack Ludlow( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"In a dark cave lit by flickering torches, two young boys appeal to the famed Roman oracle for a glimpse into their future. The Sybil draws a blood-red shape of an eagle with wings outstretched: an omen of death. As they flee from the cave in fear, Aulus and Lucius make an oath of loyalty until death. An oath that will be tested in the years to come. Thirty years on and Aulus, now Rome's most successful general, faces his toughest battle. Barbarian rebels have captured his wife, and are demanding the withdrawal of Roman legions from their land in return for her life. It is unthinkable for Aulus to agree, and he fears her life must be forfeit to Rome. Meanwhile, Lucius has risen to high rank in the Senate; a position he uses and abuses. But when Lucius is suspected of arranging a murder, the very foundations of the Republic are threatened. Lucius and Aulus soon find themselves on very different sides of the conflict - perhaps the prophecy of the eagle will come true after all."--Publisher's description
A broken land by Jack Ludlow( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
When a favour to a friend leaves Cal Jardine caught up in the Spanish Civil War, he finds that he must take a bunch of athletes and turn them into fighters. He meets the revolutionary, Juan Laporta, and if they do not make a perfect combination as fighters they form an effective one, both in Barcelona and then as they advance into the interior. But trouble is brewing in the person of communist diehard Manfred Drecker which threatens the fight and Cal himself. From the street battles of Barcelona to the fighting in the countryside, Cal finds action as well as friendship, but following a murderous betrayal he must have suitable revenge
The last Roman : triumph by Jack Ludlow( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Donachie, David, 1944-

Donachie, David.
Donachie, David 1944-
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