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Dragon Lady

Autor: Sterling Seagrave
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Reappraises the initial depiction of China's last empress--the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi--which was fabricated by two English travelers and portrays a strong, complex woman struggling to keep her country from unraveling. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

The Dragon Lady

Autor: Louisa Treger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448217385
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'A daring blend of romance, crime and history, and an intelligent exposé of the inherent injustice and consequences of all forms of oppression' Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions Opening with the shooting of Lady Virginia 'Ginie' Courtauld in her tranquil garden in 1950s Rhodesia, The Dragon Lady tells Ginie's extraordinary story, so called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg. From the glamorous Italian Riviera before the Great War to the Art Deco glory of Eltham Palace in the thirties, and from the secluded Scottish Highlands to segregated Rhodesia in the fifties, the narrative spans enormous cultural and social change. Lady Virginia Courtauld was a boundary-breaking, colourful and unconventional person who rejected the submissive role women were expected to play. Ostracised by society for being a foreign divorcée at the time of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Ginie and her second husband ,Stephen Courtauld, leave the confines of post-war Britain to forge a new life in Rhodesia, only to find that being progressive liberals during segregation proves mortally dangerous. Many people had reason to dislike Ginie, but who had reason enough to pull the trigger? Deeply evocative of time and place, The Dragon Lady subtly blends fact and fiction to paint the portrait of an extraordinary woman in an era of great social and cultural change.

Finding The Dragon Lady

Autor: Monique Brinson Demery
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610392825
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In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul “Red” Fay that the reason the United States made the fateful decision to get rid of the Ngos was in no small part because of South Vietnam's first lady, Madame Nhu. “That goddamn bitch,” Fay remembers President Kennedy saying, “She's responsible ... that bitch stuck her nose in and boiled up the whole situation down there.” The coup marked the collapse of the Diem government and became the US entry point for a decade-long conflict in Vietnam. Kennedy's death and the atrocities of the ensuing war eclipsed the memory of Madame Nhu—with her daunting mixture of fierceness and beauty. But at the time, to David Halberstam, she was “the beautiful but diabolic sex dictatress,” and Malcolm Browne called her “the most dangerous enemy a man can have.” By 1987, the once-glamorous celebrity had retreated into exile and seclusion, and remained there until young American Monique Demery tracked her down in Paris thirty years later. Finding the Dragon Lady is Demery's story of her improbable relationship with Madame Nhu, and—having ultimately been entrusted with Madame Nhu's unpublished memoirs and her diary from the years leading up to the coup—the first full history of the Dragon Lady herself, a woman who was feared and fantasized over in her time, and who singlehandedly frustrated the government of one of the world's superpowers.

April And The Dragon Lady

Autor: Lensey Namioka
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
ISBN: 9780152008864
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Feeling confined by the traditional family attitudes of her strong-willed, manipulative grandmother, sixteen-year-old April Chen fights for her independence.

Revenge Of The Dragon Lady

Autor: Kate McMullan
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781599613789
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After accidentally killing a dragon, Wiglaf hopes his friends at Dragon Slayers' Academy will be able to help him prove himself a hero when he faces that dragon's mother, Seetha, the Beast from the East. Follow Wiglaf's adventures at Dragon Slayers' Academy as he discovers more about his past and what the future holds for him.

The Dragon S Lady

Autor: Kristin Stecklein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781097962471
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Seyda Yorkson is a is a daughter of a wealthy, noble line, brought up in society and trained to be a proper lady. Though she has been raised with expectations clearly laid out in front of her, she has always admired Lady Kaylyn Madara, the Heroine of Centralia who saved their country years ago. Now there are more Dragonriders and a new clutch of dragon eggs, and a call is sent out for the country's next generation of guardians. When Seyda defies her past and becomes a Dragonrider, there are plenty of hurdles to overcome. None of the Dragonriders think she has what it takes, but Seyda is determined to prove them wrong. In order to do that, she and her dragon must learn how to become a team and stand together in the face of political pressure, society's expectations, and secrets. While Seyda has her own secrets, a dark secret the older Dragonriders have been hiding is not as easily forgotten as they want. For a small country with larger enemies searching for a weakness, failure could mean this time Centralia won't win the war. If Seyda doesn't learn what it means to be a Dragonrider, it could spell disaster for them all, and the alliance between humans and dragons could be at an end.

Sarah The Dragon Lady

Autor: Martha Bennett Stiles
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780380704712
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The summer between third and fourth grade brings many new things for Sarah, including the separation of her parents, a move from New York City to Kentucky with her mother, and a new and important friendship.

U 2 Dragon Lady Pilot S Flight Operating Instructions

Autor: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0981652662
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Conceived during the dark days of the Cold War, the U-2 is a single-engine,single-seat, surveillance aircraft. Designed by aeronautical engineer ¿Kelly¿ Johnson, the plane was used by the C.I.A. to photograph installations deep inside Soviet Russia. Known as the ¿Dragon Lady¿, the U-2 was classified. Its existence remained a secret until 1960, when a U-2 flown by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Soviet territory. The U-2 went on to have a long and illustrious career. Upgraded airframes remained in use five decades after it first debuted. Originally printed by Lockheed and the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified ¿Restricted¿, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

Dragon Lady

Autor: Gary Alexander
Publisher: Istoria Books
ISBN: 1452449988
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In 1965 Saigon, Joe, a young draftee, becomes obsessed with a Vietnam girl named Mai, his own Dragon Lady from his beloved Terry and the Pirates cartoon strips that his mother still sends him. As he pursues a relationship with her, Saigon churns with intrigue and rumors will the U.S. become more involved with the Vietnamese struggle? What is going on with a special unit that is bringing in all sorts of (for the time) high tech equipment? Will the U.S. make Vietnam the 51st state and bomb aggressors to oblivion? But for Joe, the big question is does Mai love him or will she betray more than just his heart? Gary Alexanders intelligent voice, filled with dry wit, and his own experiences give this story a sharp sense of truth, recounting the horror and absurdity of war. Reminiscent of books such as Catch 22, Dragon Lady serves up equal measures of outrageous humor and poignant remembrance.

Dragon Lady

Autor: Fergus Mason
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 1629174025
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Espionage thrillers make great edge of your seat films--but when they're true, things get a little more...chilling. At the height of the Cold War in 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet airspace. What follows is a tale of cover-up, lies, and, of course, spying. With page turning suspense, this book looks at the incredible true history of one of the United States greatest spying stories.

Finding The Dragon Lady

Autor: Monique Brinson Demery
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610392825
File Size: 20,99 MB
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In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul “Red” Fay that the reason the United States made the fateful decision to get rid of the Ngos was in no small part because of South Vietnam's first lady, Madame Nhu. “That goddamn bitch,” Fay remembers President Kennedy saying, “She's responsible ... that bitch stuck her nose in and boiled up the whole situation down there.” The coup marked the collapse of the Diem government and became the US entry point for a decade-long conflict in Vietnam. Kennedy's death and the atrocities of the ensuing war eclipsed the memory of Madame Nhu—with her daunting mixture of fierceness and beauty. But at the time, to David Halberstam, she was “the beautiful but diabolic sex dictatress,” and Malcolm Browne called her “the most dangerous enemy a man can have.” By 1987, the once-glamorous celebrity had retreated into exile and seclusion, and remained there until young American Monique Demery tracked her down in Paris thirty years later. Finding the Dragon Lady is Demery's story of her improbable relationship with Madame Nhu, and—having ultimately been entrusted with Madame Nhu's unpublished memoirs and her diary from the years leading up to the coup—the first full history of the Dragon Lady herself, a woman who was feared and fantasized over in her time, and who singlehandedly frustrated the government of one of the world's superpowers.

April Kane And The Dragon Lady

Autor: Milton Caniff
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434492702
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Based on the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates," here is Milton Caniff's 1942 novel, "April Kane and the Dragon Lady."

Remembering The Dragon Lady

Autor: Gerald E. McIlmoyle
Publisher: Helion & Company Limited
ISBN: 9781907677205
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With heightened tensions mounting in the Cold War, President Eisenhower's request for more accurate intelligence information on the Soviet Union was the spark that ignited the U-2 project. Nicknamed the Dragon Lady, the U-2 has flown over Cuba, Alaska, North and South Poles, Vietnam, and Australia. This book tells its story.

The War Of The Dragon Lady

Autor: John Wilcox
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749040793
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The year is 1900 and China is once again plunged into barbaric chaos. The Boxers, a cult of young peasants who blame the foreign barbarians living in their country - particularly the missionaries - for the nation's ills, are rampaging through the country, killing any foreigners. China's Dowager Empress - 'The Dragon Lady' - secretly encourages them. Into this maelstrom land former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and '352' Jenkins, Fonthill's former batman and trusted comrade, to visit Alice's uncle, a country missionary. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort the missionary and his family to the safety of Peking. En route, the party is attacked by the red-bannered Boxers and the missionary is killed. The survivors reach Peking only to find that the capital is no sanctuary. The Legations of the foreign ministers within the city is surrounded and the Siege of Peking begins. Fonthill, Jenkins and Chang, the missionary's adopted son, volunteer to slip through the enemy lines to bring help. It proves to be Fonthill's most dangerous mission . . .

Revenge Of The Dragon Lady

Autor: Kate McMullan
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781599613789
File Size: 21,15 MB
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After accidentally killing a dragon, Wiglaf hopes his friends at Dragon Slayers' Academy will be able to help him prove himself a hero when he faces that dragon's mother, Seetha, the Beast from the East. Follow Wiglaf's adventures at Dragon Slayers' Academy as he discovers more about his past and what the future holds for him.

The Highland Dragon S Lady

Autor: Isabel Cooper
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402284713
File Size: 26,43 MB
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He's Out of the Highlands and on the Prowl... Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She's also aware her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn't count on that friend being so handsome...and she certainly didn't expect him to be a dragon. Younger son of a family of shapeshifting dragons, Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has lived a life free of both family duty and mortal cares. Moving in and out of human society as he wishes, he takes very little seriously-until Regina drops onto his balcony one midnight, catching his attention and his interest. She's like no mortal he's ever met, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to get her out of his head. Bound by circumstance, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit-and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention. The Highland Dragons Series: Legend of the Highland Dragon (Book 1) The Highland Dragon's Lady (Book 2) Night of the Highland Dragon (Book 3) Praise for Legend of the Highland Dragon, a Barnes and Noble Best Romance of 2013 "The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."-Barnes and Noble Reviews "An outstanding read! ...fast-paced, smartly written...impossible to put down."- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick!

Dragon Lady

Autor: Autumn Bardot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988209275
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Against all odds, a prostitute becomes the most powerful pirate chieftain in the South China Seas. Sold into slavery by her parents, Xianggu works on a floating brothel for ten years before a midnight pirate raid changes her life. Determined to rise above her lowly status, the fearless young woman embarks on a journey requiring beauty, brains, and brawn. Red Flag boss, Zheng Yi, is captivated by the spirited Xianggu and soon makes her his wife. This begins her adventure into the violent world of sea banditry. But Xianggu must do more than learn to wield a sword, sail a ship, and swim across a bay. She must become indispensable to Zheng Yi or risk losing everything, even her life. the famines, feuds, and fighting, Xianggu must battle ancient prejudices and jealous men. In 18th century China, when men made and enforced the rules, the Dragon Lady lived by her own.