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The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands

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Written by Erskine ChildersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Erskine Childers
Introduction by Milton BeardenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Milton Bearden

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: December 10, 2002
  • Price: $9.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-6614-5 (0-8129-6614-7)
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While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers—who served in the Royal Navy during World War I—as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.

“This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery.” —Ian Fleming