The Iron Duke: A Novel of Rogues, Romance, and Royal Con Games in 1930s Europe

The Iron Duke: A Novel of Rogues, Romance, and Royal Con Games in 1930s Europe

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Blacky Lee is a lady’s man, a man’s man—and a wanted man, on the run in 1930s Europe, a price put on his head by the Nazis. Think Clark Gable—with larceny in his heart and a price on his head. But Blacky’s always got an angle—this time he’ll impersonate The Iron Duke, crowned head of a Balkan kingdom. He could win it all&mdash… See more details below

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Blacky Lee is a lady’s man, a man’s man—and a wanted man, on the run in 1930s Europe, a price put on his head by the Nazis. Think Clark Gable—with larceny in his heart and a price on his head. But Blacky’s always got an angle—this time he’ll impersonate The Iron Duke, crowned head of a Balkan kingdom. He could win it all—the love of a country and a beautiful woman—if he’s willing to risk it all.

Hubbard and Gable were fast friends and fellow adventurers.  While Hubbard was writing for Columbia Pictures in 1937, the studio often called upon him to doctor scripts for Gable—giving him a unique knowledge of the man and inspiration for characters like Blacky Lee.

“Colorful prose, lively action writing, exotic locales…excellent.” —Ellery Queen

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The latest addition to the fantastic Stories from the Golden Age series of vintage L. Ron Hubbard pulp tales, this full-cast recording takes listeners to 1930s Europe. A man who is the spitting image of the Prince of Aldoria finds himself in over his head with Nazis and Communists. Read by a small cast, most notably Michal Yurchak, the story leaps off the page. Filled with realistic sound effects, comical and over-the-top characters and a classic film noir atmosphere, this inspired and well-polished entertainment will immerse listeners. A Galaxy paperback. (Dec.)

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The latest installment in the well-produced L. Ron Hubbard audio series transports listeners to 1930s Europe. Read by a variety of talented narrators, . . . the production is enhanced by realistic sound effects and an original score that create a remarkable theatrical atmosphere.
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“A master of adventure.” —Anne McCaffrey

“. . . the adventure ones are just so much fun, that you wish there were more things written like them.” —Kevin J. Anderson

 “The latest installment in the well-produced L. Ron Hubbard audio series transports listeners to 1930s Europe. Read by a variety of talented narrators, … the production is enhanced by realistic sound effects and an original score that create a remarkable theatrical atmosphere.” —AudioFile Magazine on The Iron Duke, winner of Earphones Award

“The latest addition to the fantastic Stories from the Golden Age series of vintage L. Ron Hubbard pulp tales, this full-cast recording takes listeners to 1930s Europe…. Filled with realistic sound effects, comical and over-the-top characters and a classic film noir atmosphere, this inspired and well-polished entertainment will immerse listeners."
—Publishers Weekly starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592125784
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Series:
Action Adventure Short Stories Collection
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

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