Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King

By Laurie R. King

Acclaimed as essentially the most unique skills to emerge within the final decade, award-winning writer Laurie R. King returns to Folly Island to carry her so much gorgeous fulfillment yet--a breathtaking novel of suspense that explores the very essence of excellent and evil.

Allen Carmichael got here again from Vietnam a life-time ago--but simply now was once he able to go back domestic. For years, he’s lived at the fringes of the legislations, utilizing a soldier’s abilities to maintain watch over these too younger to protect themselves. a few think of him not anything yet a kidnapper for hire--the most sensible within the company; others name him a hero. His strong point has been rescuing little ones from abusive mom and dad and escorting them to loving houses. yet after twenty-five years, he's able to tackle his ultimate case--a case that may break him.

The boy’s identify is Jamie: He believes his father goes to kill him. Allen is confident that the twelve-year-old is true and devises a technique to save lots of him. His final activity performed, Allen heads again to Folly Island, the place he plans to settle right into a quiet lifestyles. yet now not lengthy after his go back, a small airplane piloted by means of the boy’s father’s crashes, forsaking debris--but no physique. Now it's as much as Allen to unravel even if Jamie’s father is lifeless or alive--and to ensure Jamie himself remains out of harm’s approach. yet a chain of ominous occasions leads Allen to query even if Jamie’s father is actually the enemy in the end. Or if the true hazard is way extra unspeakable...and the killer unimaginable.

Riveting, harrowing, and unforgettable, Keeping Watch takes mental suspense to its such a lot dizzying heights and proves back why Laurie R. King has been known as by way of either readers and critics an undisputed grasp of suspense.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Drakas! by S.M. Stirling

By S.M. Stirling

THINK approximately historical past. NOW MAKE IT WORSE...

The Domination of the Draka starts off as a British ownership in Africa, yet quickly turns into way more. soaking up refugees after the yankee Revolution, and later the Civil struggle, the Draka develop into a humans bred to rule with an iron fist. They completely enslave the peoples of Africa, once they don't easily kill them.
yet this doesn't slake the Draka thirst for energy. Sweeping internationally, the Draka empire engulfs country after kingdom, shackling into servitude all who're now not Draka. Europe, Asia, and eventually the entire Earth and its colonies through the sun approach fall ahead of the could of the Draka.
yet empires should not faceless monoliths; they're made up of contributors, complicated people with their very own hopes and goals. And so one could ask: Who are the Draka? what kind of humans does the Domination rule? The Draka might have many various answers...
...and this is often their tale.

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The Germans in Flanders 1915 - 1916 by David Bilton

By David Bilton

The publication covers the activities of the German military within the Low nations in the course of 1915 and 1916. In its vast compass it seems to be on the battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating totally on the latter. either 1915 and 1916 have been very energetic years for the primary Powers and the Allies. After a quiet commence with minor battling April 1915 observed fuel assaults opposed to Hill 60, by way of second Ypres and intermittent assaults during the rest of the 12 months. there has been additionally significant naval and air job in the course of the yr. 1916 used to be arguably the main dramatic yr of the warfare, no longer least for the Allied Somme offensive. This paintings, which follows on from the author’s German military in Flanders 1914 within the related sequence, comprises notes at the divisions that fought there and a chronological order of occasions as they spread out. the place correct, fabric from the German domestic entrance is incorporated. each one section and point of the interval is unique from the German perspective utilizing fundamental and secondary assets from either Germany and Britain. The illustrations supply a pictorial heritage in either a particular and basic shape, highlighting existence within the front-line in addition to rear parts and exhibit how the battle affected the cities and villages of the sector.

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The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier by Jakob Walter

By Jakob Walter

A grunt’s-eye document from the battlefield within the spirit of The purple Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front—the in simple terms identified account by way of a standard soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon’s Grand military among 1806 and 1813.
When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was once conscripted into the Grand military of Napoleon, he had no proposal of the pains that lay ahead.  The lengthy, grueling marches in Prussia and Poland sacrificed numerous males to Bonaparte’s grand designs.  And the disastrous Russian crusade established human patience on an epic scale.  Demoralized by way of defeat in a warfare few supported or understood, disadvantaged of ammunition and management, pushed previous cause through hunger and sour chilly, males frequently became on each other, killing fellow squaddies for bread or an capable horse.
                although there are many surviving money owed of the Napoleonic Wars written via officials, Walter’s is the one recognized memoir through a draftee, and as such is a distinct and engaging document—a compelling chronicle of a tender soldier’s lack of innocence in addition to an eloquent and relocating portrait of the profound results of warfare at the males who struggle it. 
                Professor Marc Raeff has extra an advent to the memoirs in addition to six letters domestic from the Russian entrance, formerly unpublished in English, from German conscripts who served at the same time with Walter.  the amount is illustrated with engravings and maps, modern with the manuscript, from the Russian/Soviet and East eu collections of the hot York Public Library.
                sincere, heartfelt, deeply own but target, The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier is greater than an informative and soaking up historic document—it is a undying and unforgettable account of the horrors of battle.

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Der Zug war pünktlich: Erzählung by Heinrich Böll

By Heinrich Böll

»Ich will nicht sterben, aber das Schreckliche ist, dass ich sterben werde ... bald!« Mit dieser Gewissheit steigt der junge Soldat auf dem Bahnhof einer Stadt im Ruhrgebiet in den Fronturlauberzug, der ihn an die Ostfront zur?ckbringen soll. Es wird eine trostlose Fahrt. M?nner, die der Zufall zusammengew?rfelt hat, spielen Skat, teilen miteinander Brot und Wurst und versuchen ihre Angst mit Schnaps zu bet?uben. Andreas erinnert sich an seinen Freund, an eine Frau, in deren Augen er nur f?r Bruchteile einer Sekunde blicken konnte, er denkt an seine fr?heren Verwundungen, und er ha?t alle, die den Krieg als eine Selbstverst?ndlichkeit empfinden. In Lemberg h?lt der Zug. Hier begegnet Andreas einer Spionin, die als Prostituierte Nachrichten f?r den polnischen Widerstand sammelt ... Heinrich B?ll hat diese Geschichte vom sinnlosen Sterben mit ?berzeugendem Realismus zu einer erbitterten Anklage gegen den Krieg verdichtet.

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No Room for Error: The Story Behind the USAF Special Tactics by John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer

By John T. Carney, Benjamin F. Schemmer

“John Carney is without doubt one of the few heroes I have.”
–LT. COL. L. H. “BUCKY” BURRUSS, united states (Ret.)
Founding member and Deputy Commander of Delta Force

When the U.S. Air strength made up our minds to create an elite “special tactics” staff within the past due Seventies to paintings together with special-operations forces battling terrorists and hijackers and defusing explosive overseas emergencies, John T. Carney was once the guy they grew to become to. due to the fact that then Carney and the U.S. Air strength unique Tactical devices have rotated the area on delicate clandestine missions. they've got operated at the back of enemy strains collecting very important intelligence. they've got combated terrorists and overthrown harmful dictators. they've got suffered again and again the casualty cost of America’s traditional forces. yet they've got gotten the task done–most lately in beautiful victories within the battle on terrorism in Afghanistan, which Carney calls “America’s first special-operations war.” Now, for the 1st time, Colonel Carney lifts the veil of secrecy and divulges what really is going on contained in the special-operations forces which are on the vanguard of up to date warfare.

Part memoir, half army historical past, No Room for errors reveals how Carney, after a decade of army carrier, was once handpicked to arrange a small, under-funded, categorised advert hoc unit referred to as model X, which even his boss knew little or no approximately. the following Carney recounts the tough missions: the key reconnaissance within the wasteland of north-central Iran throughout the hostage drawback; the straightforward rescue operation in Grenada that become a chronic bloody fight. With Operation simply reason in Panama, the particular Tactical devices scored a huge luck, as they took down the corrupt regime of normal Noriega with lightning velocity. wilderness hurricane used to be one other triumph, with Carney’s workforce undertaking very important search-and-rescue missions in addition to supporting to seek down cellular Scud missiles deep inside of Iraq.

Now with the struggle on terrorism in Afghanistan, particular operations have come into their very own, and Carney contains a bankruptcy detailing precisely how the Air strength certain strategies d.c. devices have spearheaded the profitable crusade opposed to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Gripping in its conflict scenes, eye-opening in its revelations, No Room for errors is the 1st insider’s account of the way particular operations are altering the way in which sleek wars are fought. Col. John T. Carney is an airman the USA will be pleased with, and he has written a fully magnificent book.

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P38 Lightning at War by M Lukasik, a, Szlagor, T Sadlo

By M Lukasik, a, Szlagor, T Sadlo

A quick evaluate of the Lockheed-built twin-boom, long-range interceptor, its colour schemes, codes, insignia, plus an intensive diversity of complete colour profiles (both port and starboard) and plan or wing plan perspectives illustrating 15 plane. beneficial properties: P-38F-15 s/n 42-7781, 'Bat Out of Hell', 94th FS; P-38J-10 s/n 42-67916, 'California Cutie', fifty fifth FS; P-38J s/n 42-67988, 'Jack', 77th FS; P-38H-5 s/n 42-67060, 'Skylark IV', thirty eighth FS; P-38J-10 s/n ?, 'Journey's End', thirty eighth FS; P-38J-15 s/n 43-28650, 'Sweet Sue/Nellie Ann', twenty seventh FS; P-38J-15 s/n 43-28444, 'Vivacious Virgin II', 402nd FS; P-38J-15 s/n 43-28714, 'Lucky Lady', 434th FS; P-38J-15 s/n 42-104012, 'Down Beat/Evelyn', eightieth FS; P-38H-1 s/n 42-66683, 'Pluto', twelfth FS; P-38J-25 s/n 44-23?, 'Seattle Slugger/Eleanor', forty fourth FS; P-38L-5 s/n 44-27121, 'Charlie Jeanne', seventh FS, and P-38G-13 s/n 43-2264, 'Miss Virginia', 339th FS. additionally contains bonus decals for choose matters in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. English textual content with English and varnish captions. Topcolors 10. 36 pages.

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The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, by Peter S. Wells

By Peter S. Wells

The formerly untold tale of the watershed conflict that modified the process Western history.

In advert nine, a Roman traitor led a military of barbarians who trapped after which slaughtered 3 complete Roman legions: 20,000 males, part the Roman military in Europe. If no longer for this conflict, the Roman Empire might definitely have extended to the Elbe River, and doubtless eastward into present-day Russia. yet after this defeat, the stunned Romans ended all efforts to extend past the Rhine, which turned the fastened border among Rome and Germania for the following four hundred years, and which continues to be the cultural border among Latin western Europe and Germanic critical and jap Europe today.

This interesting narrative introduces us to the foremost protagonists: the emperor Augustus, the main strong of the Caesars; his common Varus, who used to be the inaccurate guy within the improper position; and the barbarian chief Arminius, later celebrated because the first German hero. In picture aspect, in response to contemporary archaeological reveals, the writer leads the reader in the course of the dust, blood, and decimation that was once the conflict of Teutoburg wooded area.

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