This is a history book that reads like an adventure novel. The United States was a brand new country and just coming out of the Revolutionary War. The greedy and lawless countries of Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco were wreaking havoc on American merchant ships in the Mediterranean. Pirates from those countries were stealing ships and merchandise, enslaving sailors, and demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in tribute from America. France and England were already paying off the Barbary pirates for safe passage, but America had no money to do this. When all diplomacy failed, the United States did the only thing left to do; they went to war with the pirates. The bravery and cunning exhibited by the men in the newly formed Navy and Marines will amaze you. Great book!
The aliens have come and there is absolutely nothing that humanity can do to save themselves. The 1st wave leaves the world in darkness, the second wave pushes everyone together. The third wave drives them apart. The fourth waves picks them off one by one. The 5th wave…..well, let’s just say there’s no one left to trust. This is an action packed thriller of a novel. If you want a page turning adventure, this one is for you. Great book!
This is the second book in the Shadow Children series. As an illegal third child, Luke has been in hiding his whole life. Now he has the opportunity to go to school with a fake I.D. When he gets to Hendricks School for Boys, however, nothing is what he imagined. The other students are either cruel or weird, the teachers are oblivious, and there is not one window in the entire school. One day, he finds an open door to the outside and everything changes. He will have to face his fear of being discovered if he is going to find out what is going on at this mysterious school.