The Military Megapack

The Military Megapack

by Laurence DonovanArthur Conan Doyle Benge Atlee and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 15/11/2011

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Hours of great reading await, with tales of war and military adventure by some of the greatest writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Ranging from classics of the Civil War to the World Wars to the future of war -- and many other battlefields -- here more than 640 pages of military fiction! Included are the complete novel "The Red Badge of Courage," pulp stories by Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Norman A. Daniels; science fiction by randall Garrett, Harry Harrison, Lester Del Rey; classics by Ambrose Bierce, Jules Verne, and Rudyard Kipling; and much, much more. (And don't forget to search for "megapack" to find all the other great titles in this series.) Included in this volume: THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, by Stephen Crane CAPTAINS VENOMOUS, by Arthur J. Burks A SAHIBS’ WAR, by Rudyard Kipling WHIRLWIND SQUADRON, by Robert W. Nealey THEY DIED IN VAIN, by George Bruce THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS, by Jules Verne IN THE CLUTCH OF THE TURK, by Benge Atlee THE CRIME OF THE BRIGADIER, by Arthur Conan Doyle AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE, by Ambrose Bierce WHISPERING DEATH, by Laurence Donovan A ONE-MAN NAVY, by Eugene Cunningham WHEN A YANK GETS FIGHTING MAD, by Lieut. Jay D. Blaufox A MYSTERY OF HEROISM, by Stephen Crane THE PRIVATE HISTORY OF A CAMPAIGN THAT FAILED, by Mark Twain WITHOUT THE BLUE, by Johnston McCulley PRIVATE WAR, by Norman A. Daniels THE CLOUD WIZARD, by David Goodis KILLER ACE, by David Goodis THE FLY, by Katherine Mansfield THE COLONEL’S IDEAS, by Guy de Maupassant THREE MIRACULOUS SOLDIERS, by Stephen Crane NAVY DAY, by Harry Harrison VICTORY, by Lester del Rey THE DEFENDERS, by Philip K. Dick THE DESTROYERS, by Randall Garrett And don't forget to search on "megapack" to see other great volumes in this series, covering everything from science fiction to westerns to ghost stories...and everything in between!

ISBN:
9781434438256
9781434438256
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
15-11-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildside Press LLC
Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'.

He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.

His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life.

And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.

Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the 'Father of Science Fiction.'

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. In addition to his six novels, which include Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888), he wrote hundreds of short stories, the most famous of which is 'Boule de suif'.

By the late 1870s, he began to develop the first signs of syphilis, and in 1891 he was committed to an asylum in Paris, having tried to commit suicide. He died there two years later.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield, short-story writer and poet, was born Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp in 1888 in Wellington. At 19, she left for the UK and became a significant Modernist writer, mixing with fellow writers such as Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot and DH Lawrence.

She wrote five collections of short stories, the final one being published posthumously by her husband, the writer and critic John Middleton Murry, along with a volume of her poems and another of her critical writings, and subsequently there have been collections of her letters and journals.

She died of tuberculosis at the age of 34 at Fontainebleau. Although New Zealand settings do feature in her works, she looked to European movements in writing and the arts for inspiration, and also wrote stories with a European setting.

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835, in the tiny village of Florida, Missouri.

Writing grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and the mighty Mississippi River, Mark Twain explored the American soul with wit, buoyancy, and a sharp eye for truth. He became nothing less than a national treasure.

Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison (1925-2012) Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey in Connecticut, in 1925. He was the author of a number of much-loved series including the Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero sequences and the Deathworld Trilogy. He was known as a passionate advocate of Esperanto, the most popular of the constructed international languages, which appears in many of his novels. He published novels for over half a century and was perhaps best known for his seminal novel of overpopulation, Make Room! Make Room!, which was adapted into the cult film Soylent Green.

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