Treacherous Beauty

Author: Stephen Case
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762787082
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Treacherous Beauty from the Author: Stephen Case. Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable women, a beautiful Philadelphia society girl named Peggy Shippen. While war was raging between England and its rebellious colonists, Peggy befriended a suave British officer and then married a crippled revolutionary general twice her age. She brought the two men together in a treasonous plot that nearly turned George Washington into a prisoner and changed the course of the war. Peggy Shippen was Mrs. Benedict Arnold. After the conspiracy was exposed, Peggy managed to convince powerful men like Washington and Alexander Hamilton of her innocence. The Founding Fathers were handicapped by the common view that women lacked the sophistication for politics or warfare, much less treason. And Peggy took full advantage. Peggy was to the American Revolution what the fictional Scarlett O’Hara was to the Civil War: a woman whose survival skills trumped all other values. Had she been a man, she might have been arrested, tried, and executed. And she might have become famous. Instead, her role was minimized and she was allowed to recede into the background—with a generous British pension in hand. In Treacherous Beauty, Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case tell the true story of Peggy Shippen, a driving force in a conspiracy that came within an eyelashof dooming the American democracy.

Treacherous Beauties

Author: Cheryl B. Dale
Publisher: J&H Press
ISBN: 0985391006
Size: 78.12 MB
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Treacherous Beauties from the Author: Cheryl B. Dale. Annabelle’s brother is dead and buried, with no reason to haunt her dreams and beg her to do…what? Maybe she can soothe his nagging spirit by visiting the treacherous gorge where he died. Incognito, she retraces his last weeks until she meets the man who, some whisper, shot her brother in a jealous rage and threw him into the gorge. As Annabelle gets to know the influential Jason Forrester, the more his earthy masculinity attracts her and the more convinced she is that he’s no killer. Then she witnesses him lash out at his sister-in-law, and uncertainties return along with warning dreams from her brother. Annabelle can’t reconcile the man she’s in love with to a cold-blooded killer. But if she’s wrong, when Jason discovers who she is and what she wants, she may end up like her brother. Dead, with her ghost begging someone to figure out what happened. Gothic romance at 99 cents

Delilah A Dangerous Beauty Novel Book 3

Author: Angela Hunt
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441269398
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Delilah A Dangerous Beauty Novel Book 3 from the Author: Angela Hunt. A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible's Baddest Girls Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.

Treacherous Beauties

Author: Cheryl Emerson
Publisher: Harlequin Books
ISBN: 9780373482887
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Treacherous Beauties from the Author: Cheryl Emerson.

The Treachery Of Beautiful Things

Author: Ruth Long
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101575565
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The Treachery Of Beautiful Things from the Author: Ruth Long. A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

Shadow Of The Storm Out From Egypt Book 2

Author: Connilyn Cossette
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441230491
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Shadow Of The Storm Out From Egypt Book 2 from the Author: Connilyn Cossette. In the Depth of the Storm's Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira's gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart's calling to become an apprentice midwife. When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira's people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she's denied herself and embrace who she truly is?

The Black Prince Of Florence

Author: Catherine Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019061272X
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The Black Prince Of Florence from the Author: Catherine Fletcher. "Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

Treacherous Alliance

Author: Trita Parsi
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300120578
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Treacherous Alliance from the Author: Trita Parsi. U.S. foreign policy expert Trita Parsi untangles the complex and often duplicitous relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States.