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Piper, Leonard 1936-

Works: 3 works in 18 publications in 3 languages and 442 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Publications by Leonard Piper
Most widely held works by Leonard Piper
Dangerous waters : the life and death of Erskine Childers by Leonard Piper( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
"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 led in the end to his execution by firing squad in Ireland in 1923." "Dangerous Waters: The Life and Death of Erskine Childers tells the story of a brilliant and highly talented eccentric. A pioneering yachtsman in the early days of small yacht sailing, Childers became such a fervent supporter of Irish nationalism that he ran guns to Ireland on his boat. In the Irish Civil War his extremism, and wish to take part in active service rather than write propaganda, led to his betrayal, trial and execution."--Jacket
Murder by gaslight by Leonard Piper( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Czech and held by 212 libraries worldwide
In this book, the author has produced detailed accounts of ten shocking murder cases which will chill modern readers just as they did the Victorians and Edwardians. Based on painstaking research, it reconstructs each murder in minute detail. The police investigation of the crime is followed step-by-step and the resulting trials are also thoroughly covered
Truciciel z Lambeth by Leonard Piper( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
English (16)
Polish (1)
Czech (1)
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