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The Ryder Lions: The Story of Britain’s 1957 Ryder Cup Victory

by Brian Belton

â??The Ryder Lions’ celebrates perhaps the greatest achievements of British Golf and one of the great moments in the world history of the sport.

At a time when the United Kingdom was still recovering from the ravages of war, a massively strong group of American golfers landed in England with the aim of retaining a trophy they had come to see as their own.

The Americans had humbled the men from the British Isles on nine occasions; the Cup had not been out of US hands for almost a quarter of a century.

But the Great Britain and Ireland team had it in their minds to send the greatest golfing power the world had known back across the Ocean as â??losers’, a word and a notion that was an anathema to the people of the United States.

And over a few days in 1957, the unthinkable happened and one of the great transatlantic sporting confrontations erupted into a seminal moment in the annals of the greens.

Although Great Britain and Ireland would never again win the Ryder Cup, the â??Lions of Lindrick’ had proved a point and the world had heard their roar as they created one of the great sporting triumphs of the 20th century and a shining example to everyone who follows golf.

The men of ’57, Americans, British and Irish, were motivated by more than just hitting a ball with a stick. They each built their own philosophy from golf and adapted it to all other areas of their lives.

However, the event has been all but forgotten in an era when continents rather than nations battle for that same trophy.

â??The Ryder Lions’ recaptures the â??giant-killing’ spirit of ’57 that created, for a time, a feeling that there was everything to play for.

â??this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the Ryder Cup and its stunning history.’ – Golf Monthly

â??a comprehensive work to stand as fitting tribute to the heroics of Dai Rees’s team of underdogs, with Ken Bousfield, Max Faulkner and Peter Alliss among their number’ – The Guardian

Brian Belton is the author of ‘Bolton Born: The Early Years of Bolton FC’, ‘When magpies First Flew: Newcastle FC The Early Years’ and numerous other sports books.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



The Blackout Murders

by Leo Kessler

Wartime London, 1942.

London in the blackout is dangerous enough without a murderer wandering the streetsâ?¦

But just like sixty-odd years before, a fiend is loose in the dark fogbound streets of London.

Unlike Jack the Ripper, this monster looks for women in uniform to mutilate and kill, and every time he leaves behind a badge: that of the newly formed US commandosâ?¦the Rangers.

Is the killer an American?

The possibility has far-reaching consequences for Anglo-American cooperation now that the US has entered the war.

And London is teeming with American servicemenâ?¦

London’s police force are pushed to the limit, but urgent orders from the highest level, they start the search for the demented killer.

Winston Churchill wants answers, and the investigation leads to a denouement at in the corridors of powerâ?¦

‘The Blackout Murders’ is a thrilling story of crime and politics in a time of war.

Praise for Leo Kessler.

“A classic wartime adventure from a master of the genre.” – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of ‘Trade Off’.

“A plot worthy of Alistair MacLean, written with the flair of James Patterson. A storming read for fans of World War II action.” – Jack Hayes, author of Overtime.

Leo Kessler was a prolific author of World War Two adventure stories, who based his stories on his active service during the war in France, Belgium and Germany.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



Seize and Ravage

by Richard Townsend Bickers

Libya, 1940.

The Italian army, outnumbering the British and Commonwealth army in Egypt by three to one, cautiously cross the frontier.

January, 1941. General Wavell’s forces counter-attack.

Churchill, however, orders a halt, awaiting the completion of one mission.

A military raid. Operation Wolf.

A special commando troop was formed, sixty strong, called the X Troop.

It includes Corporal Owen, an expert with explosives, Sergeant Quested, a burly ex-artillery man, and Private Jorrocks, a former member of the yeomanry.

Their target: A fort a few miles from Tripoli.

The aim of Operation Wolf is to seize the objective and to ravage it.

To wipe out any defensive obstructions.

To lay waste to the opposition.

And to annihilate every defender.

They must prepare the enemy for immediate surrender.

But the opposition proves tougher than they had ever expected….

‘Seize and Ravage’ is a page-turning story of bravery and courage set some of fiercest fighting of WWII.

It is perfect for fans of Alistair MacLean and Jack Higgins.

‘A thrilling page turner.’ – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of ‘Trade Off’.

Richard Townsend Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of the second world war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. He wrote a range of military fiction and non-fiction books, including â??Torpedo Attack’, â??My Enemy Came Nigh’, â??Bombing Run’, â??Fighters Up’ and â??Summer of No Surrender’.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



Soviet Helicopters

by peter dancey

An overview of the origins and development of Soviet rotary-winged designs in particular Mil and Kamov. Many of these helicopter designed during the ‘Cold War’ remain in use in the new millennium.



Cromwellian Disintegration?: ‘The Protectorate was a successful constitution which was dismantled only because of Oliver Cromwell’s death’. A discussion of the veracity of this statement.

by D. J. Hughes

A discussion on the fall of the protectorate after Oliver Cromwell’s death; asking the question “Did the regime have to die with it’s leader?”



Gulf War II – The Facts

by peter dancey

Post-Gulf War I the USA and the UK were continually provoked by the Iraqi regime and eventually the US Resolution 1441 set the clock ticking for Iraq to come clean as regards to its WMD and ultimately led to Gulf War II. This book details the actions the forces and aircraft deployed in the Coalition build up in the region and the initial abortive F-117 Nighthawk ‘Silver Bullet strike’ ordered by President George Bush Jr.



The Ringling Chronicles: Rinascimento

by Tim Whitney

What does John Ringling (of the Ringling Brother’s Circus fame), Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello (the sculptor not the Ninja Turtle), Massacio, Giorgio Visari, Leonardo da Vinci, The Medici Family, and a 12 year old girl from Sarasota, Florida all have in common? They are all characters in Whitney’s captivating new novel, ‘Rinascimento’, the first in his art history/time traveling series, The Ringling Chronicles.

Join Michela, a brilliant yet quirky young hero as she races through time to rescue a stranded time traveler, meets the greatest artists of the Renaissance, and assists Brunelleschi with the competition for the commission of the Duomo, one of the greatest architectural marvels of all time.

It’s one heck of a Renaissance ride.



Jaw-Dropping Geography: Fun Learning Facts About Ancient Greek Mythology: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids

by Jess Roche

Welcome to the Jaw-Dropping Geography Series!

Bestselling children’s author Jess Roche presents “Jaw-Dropping Geography: Fun Learning Facts About Ancient Greek Mythology”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “Ancient Greek Mythology”.br>

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

  • Prometheus And The Gift Of Fire
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Eros And Psyche
  • Theseus And The Minotaur
  • King Midas And The Golden Touch
  • The 12 Labours Of Heracles
  • Perseus And Medusa
  • Echo And Hera
  • Echo And Narcissus
  • Dionysus And Ariadne
  • Daedalus And Icarus
  • Little Io
  • Cassandra
  • Orpheus And Eurydice
  • Hades And The River Styx
  • King Midas And The Donkey Ears
  • Baby Heracles
  • The Sirens
  • Hermes And Apollo
  • Apollo And Daphne

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