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By Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, the #1 ny Times bestselling writer of the Jack Ryan novels--including his most modern blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying story of foreign conflict.

Using the most recent developments in army expertise, the world's superpowers conflict it out on land, sea, and air for the final word worldwide control.

A chillingly actual imaginative and prescient of contemporary warfare, Red hurricane Rising is as strong because it is ambitious.

It's a narrative you'll by no means forget.

Hard hitting. Suspenseful.

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Download E-books Big Week: Six Days that Changed the Course of World War II PDF

In simply six days, the U.S. Strategic Air Forces replaced the process army offense in international warfare II. in the course of these six days, they introduced the most important bombing crusade of the battle, shedding approximately 10,000 a whole lot bombs in a rain of destruction that might take the skies again from the Nazis…

The Allies knew that in the event that they have been to invade Hitler’s citadel Europe, they'd need to wrest air superiority from the amazing Luftwaffe.

The plan of the Unites States Strategic Air Forces used to be dicy. in the course of the week of February twentieth, 1944—and joined through the RAF Bomber Command—the USAAF 8th and 15th Air strength bombers took in this very important and intensely dicy challenge. They ran the gauntlet of the main seriously defended air area on the earth to deal a dying blow to Germany’s plane undefined, and made them pay with the planes already within the air. within the coming months, this great Week might turn out a determining think about the warfare.

Both facets have been dealt losses, and while the Allies may perhaps get better, harm to the Luftwaffe was once irreparable. therefore colossal Week turned essentially the most very important episodes of worldwide conflict II, and coincidentally, some of the most overlooked—until now.

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Download E-books Dreams of Eli PDF

By Van Heerling

Southern soldier Eli West wakes in a cave and discovers he's held captive by way of a soldier of the Union. Shot, drugged, and tortured, he descends into the darkness and the wonderful thing about his subconscious, uncovering a time while he was once nonetheless in love, a time sooner than warfare, a time in the beginning fell away.

"The characters of this booklet are the sort who demonstrate such honesty and braveness, that they turn into unforgettable. this is often the type of publication that are meant to be on school's analyzing lists to teach scholars what dwelling within the south was once relatively like at one darkish time in our history." Robin Landry "singer/songwriter" (TOP 500 REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE)

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Download E-books A Star for Mrs. Blake PDF

By April Smith

Cora Blake by no means dreamed she’d visit Paris. She’s not often left the small fishing village the place she grew up. but in the summertime of 1931, she is invited to shuttle to France with thousands of alternative Gold megastar moms, courtesy of the U.S. govt, to assert so long to their fallen sons, American casualties of global struggle I who have been buried in another country.

Chaperoned by way of a speeding West aspect officer, Cora’s crew comprises the spouse of an immigrant poultry farmer; a housemaid; a socialite; a former tennis megastar in precarious psychological wellbeing and fitness; and dozens of alternative girls from all around the state. alongside the way in which, the ladies will forge lifelong friendships as they face a demise, a scandal, and a mystery printed.

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Download E-books The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 PDF

By Ian W. Toll

New York TimesBestseller “A attractive combination of background and prose and proves back Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative.” ―Wall highway Journal

This masterful background encompasses the guts of the Pacific War―the interval among mid-1942 and mid-1944―when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat within the Marianas. It used to be the most important, bloodiest, costliest, such a lot technically cutting edge and logistically complex amphibious warfare in historical past, and it fostered sour interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory couldn't heal.

Often neglected, those are the years and fights that determined the Pacific conflict. Ian W. Toll's conflict scenes―in the air, at sea, and within the jungles―are easily riveting. He additionally takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo the place politics and approach usually collided, and into the fight to mobilize wartime construction, which used to be the key of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and coloured by means of firsthand accounts―letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs―that are the uncooked fabric of the telling info, wise judgment, and penetrating perception of this magisterial history.

This volume―continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible―marks the second one installment of the Pacific battle Trilogy, with the intention to stand because the first heritage of the total Pacific warfare to be released in no less than twenty-five years.

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Download E-books Bravo Two Zero: The Harrowing True Story of a Special Forces Patrol Behind the Lines in Iraq PDF

By Andy McNab

Their undertaking: To take out the scuds. 8 went out. 5 got here again. Their tale were closed in secrecy. before. They have been British precise Forces, informed to be the easiest. In January 1991 a squad of 8 males went at the back of the Iraqi traces on a best mystery project. It used to be referred to as Bravo 0. On command was once Sergeant Andy McNab. "They are the real unsung heroes of the war." -- Lt. Col. Steven Turner, American F-15E commander. Dropped into "scud alley" wearing 210-pound packs, McNab and his males came across themselves surrounded through Saddam's military. Their radios did not paintings. the elements became chilly sufficient to freeze diesel gasoline. and so they have been noticed. Their in basic terms likelihood at survival was once to struggle their option to the Syrian border seventy-five miles to the northwest and swim the Euphrates river to freedom. 8 set out. 5 got here again. "I'll let you know who destroyed the scuds -- it was once the British SAS. They have been fabulous." -- John significant, British best Minister. this is often their tale. choked with no-holds-barred element approximately McNab's catch and excruciating torture, it tells of fellows verified past the boundaries of human endurance... and of the battle you did not see on CNN. soiled, lethal, and fought outdoors the foundations.

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Download E-books Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC: Sparta's island of disaster (Campaign) PDF

By William Shepherd

Within the 7th yr of the second one Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' battle the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos at the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over days of battling the small garrison beat off the Spartan military and fleet's made up our minds efforts to dislodge it, after which the returning Athenian fleet gained a crushing victory within the close by waters of what's referred to now as Navarino Bay. for this reason, a contingent of elite Spartan hoplites was once stranded at the island of Sphacteria within the bay simply to the south of Pylos for numerous weeks of inconclusive siege and blockade operations and an unproductive interval of truce. The Athenians had complete regulate of the ocean. With the campaigning season drawing to a detailed, they ultimately determined to mount an assault at the island utilizing unconventional strategies. An amphibious evening assault overran the Spartan outpost overlaying the seashores and light-armed missile troops landed at dawn in overwhelming numbers. The Spartans have been slowly pushed again to their stronghold on the tip of the island, wasting males gradually and not allowed to have interaction within the hand-to-hand combating at which they excelled. They held their ultimate line of defense for some time till, as at Thermopylae, they discovered themselves additionally less than assault from the rear. Then, exhausted and out of water, with their commander useless and his deputy incapacitated by way of wounds, and a wide Spartan military close-by at the mainland yet powerless to assist them, the 292 survivors surrendered. This was once a tremendous and superb blow to the Spartans' wonderful and fearsome recognition, and those prestigious prisoners-of-war served the Athenians rather well as bargaining counters within the diplomatic task that punctuated the hostilities that endured for the following 4 years. The Athenian victory additionally inspired the longer term behavior of the struggle by way of highlighting the constraints of the normal hoplite attitude and strategies, and the battle-winning power of light-armed troops, the hoplites' inferiors.

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Download E-books Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far PDF

In early August 1915, after months of stalemate within the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops introduced a sequence of attacks in an all - out try and holiday the impasse and attain a decisive victory. The 'August offensive' led to heartbreaking failure and dear losses on either side. the various websites of the bloody fight turned recognized names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay. Debate has persisted to the current day over the tactic and making plans, the genuine or illusory possibilities for fulfillment, and the factors of failure in what grew to become the final throw of the cube for the Allies. This new booklet in regards to the Gallipoli battles arises out of a huge foreign convention on the Australian battle Memorial in 2010 to mark the ninety fifth anniversary of the Gallipoli crusade. Keynote speaker Professor Robin earlier led more than a few overseas gurus from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, India and Turkey to provide their newest study findings. the end result was once major: by no means prior to had one of these diversity of perspectives been awarded, with clean German and Turkish views provided along these of British and Australasian historians. For the ensuing e-book, the papers were edited and the textual content has been augmented with infantrymen' letters and diary money owed, in addition to a lot of photos and maps.

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Download E-books Lutzen 1632: Climax of the Thirty Years War (Campaign, Volume 68) PDF

By Richard Brzezinski

The Thirty Years warfare, a non secular clash among Catholics and Protestants, raged throughout Europe among 1618 and 1648, devastating large parts of Germany. by means of 1632 the Protestant powers have been in a determined state of affairs till King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden, 'the Lion of the North', got here to their rescue. This ebook describes how, having smashed one of many major Catholic armies, he confronted the opposite at Lützen close to Leipzig in November 1632. In a nightmare conflict fought in thick fog, his Swedish troops locked horns with the Imperial military. It used to be a bloody conflict, during which Gustavus himself verified real braveness on the head of his cavalry - and one for which he might pay the last word price.

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Download E-books War and Peace (Vintage Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this exceptional new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

 

War and Peace broadly makes a speciality of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main famous characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's battling for his inheritance and longing for non secular success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his kinfolk at the back of to struggle within the struggle opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the attractive younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.

 

A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from assorted backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties special to their period, their heritage, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, turning into one of the most moving—and human—figures in international literature.

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