The Power House (Dodo Press)

The Power House (Dodo Press)

by John Buchan


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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940), was a Scottish novelist and a Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan at first entered into a career in law in 1901, but almost immediately moved into politics, becoming private secretary to British colonial administrator Alfred Milner, who was high commissioner for South Africa, Governor of Cape Colony and colonial administrator of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Buchan gained an acquaintance with the country that was to feature prominently in his writing. On his return to London, he became a partner in a publishing company while he continued to write books. In 1910, he wrote Prester John, the first of his adventure novels, set in South Africa. During World War I, he wrote for the War Propaganda Bureau and was a correspondent for The Times in France. In 1915, he published his most famous book The Thirty-Nine Steps, a spy thriller set just before the outbreak of World War I. The following year he published a sequel Greenmantle.

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ISBN-13: 9781406592702
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 01/25/2008
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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Power-House (Barnes and Noble Digital Library) 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cassidotson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a short mystery / adventure novel , takes place in London in the early 1900's. It wasn't that moving of a book , seemed to drag on to much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago