By Jack Higgins
Because the Allied forces slowly commence turning the tide of battle, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him. A crack crew of commandos led by means of a disgraced battle hero needs to enterprise into the center of britain to hold out their undertaking, or die trying.
Meanwhile, in a quiet beach village, a gorgeous widow and an IRA murderer have already laid the foundation for what is going to be the main treacherous plot of the conflict. It starts on November 6, 1943, whilst Berlin receivs the fateful message . . .
"THE EAGLE HAS LANDED . . ."
"First expense . . . a desirable experience story." —San Francisco Chronicle
"The master's grasp of global struggle II spycraft storytelling. . . . a great and mysterious tale." —United Press foreign
By Tom Clancy, Martin H. Greenberg
This publication isn't really a part of any sequence. - 2010 Retail ePub
The "forgotten Clancy novel," SSN is an entire submarine war novel with maps, pictures, and a different interview with Tom Clancy and previous submarine commander Doug Littlejohns.
By Ronald D. Story
The Concise ancient Atlas of global conflict : The Geography of clash comprises 50 full-color maps that vividly exhibit not just the foremost army battles and campaigns but in addition the cultural and political geography of the battle. every one map covers an important part of global conflict and is observed by means of an adjoining web page of explanatory textual content that clarifies the transferring frontiers and populations of the quarter represented. those descriptions clarify positive aspects of the clash in query, describe alterations in conditions and the events of battles, contextualize the occasions, and recommend longer-term outcomes of campaigns. supplying a brilliant precis of the conflict over house and time, this specified, full-color atlas covers all theatres of the warfare. it really is excellent for classes on global warfare , American and ecu heritage within the 20th century, U.S. political and armed forces heritage, and international background. it's also a desirable source for an individual attracted to the sprawling panorama of the second one global conflict.
During the centuries that experience handed due to the fact that people first ventured into interstellar house, they've been at warfare with the alien Veich. The human race has, as a result, been absolutely militarized, its academic approach being a kind of army training--which comprises, between different disciplines, the removing of worry from the human psyche. Attitudes to the struggle have, even though, been coloured via the sluggish discovery of relics revealing that it really is echoing an previous interstellar clash whose antagonists have thoroughly disappeared, victors and vanquished alike. On a ignored continent of an unimportant international, ex-sergeant Remy and different human and Veich deserters have joined forces to shape a mercenary corporation that locations its professional talents on the disposal of the dominant indigenes.
This shelter from the larger struggle is, even if, disrupted whilst archeologists on one other international observe proof that there may be major relics of the sooner warfare buried within the inhospitable middle of the continent, the place barbarian tribes are presently massing for a non secular conflict. Remy has no substitute yet to revert to operating for his personal race, realizing that no matter what he permits them to discover, or maybe in the event that they locate not anything in any respect, his personal lifestyles can be in grave peril, and that not anything will ever be a similar again....
Great army SF! (Also released as Optiman.)
By Tobias S. Buckell
Global warming has reworked the Earth, and it really is approximately to get even warmer. The Arctic Ice Cap has all yet melted, and the foreign group is racing desperately to say the big quantities of oil underneath the newly available ocean.
Enter the Gaia company. Its founders have get a hold of a plan to roll again international warming. hundreds of thousands of tiny mirrors floating within the air can create a huge sunshade, able to redirecting warmth and cooling the earth's floor. They plan to terraform Earth to reserve it from itself--but in doing so, they've got created a superweapon the likes of which the realm hasn't ever seen.
Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United international locations Polar shield. She's motive on shooting a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.
Anika reveals herself stuck up in a plot by means of a cabal of army firms and firms who wish Gaia company stopped. but if Gaia Corp loses keep an eye on in their superweapon, will probably be Anika who has to determine the way forward for the area. The nuclear weapon she has risked her existence to discover is the one factor which can cease the floating sunshade after it falls into the incorrect hands.
By Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi
Herman Kahn was once the single nuclear strategist in the US who may have made a residing as a standup comic. certainly, galumphing round phases around the nation, joking his manner via one ugly thermonuclear state of affairs after one other, he got here frighteningly shut. In telling the tale of Herman Kahn, whose 1960 ebook On Thermonuclear War catapulted him into star, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi captures an period that continues to be greatly with us--a time whose innocence, grotesque nuclear humor, and outrageous yet lethal severe visions of annihilation have their echoes within the "known unknowns and unknown unknowns" that advisor policymakers in our personal embattled international.
Portraying a existence that mixed facets of Lenny Bruce, Hitchcock, and Kubrick, Ghamari-Tabrizi offers now not one Herman Kahn, yet many--one who spoke the suffocatingly dry argot of the nuclear specialists, one other whose buffoonery conveyed the inventive absurdity of all of it, and numerous others who capered ahead of the general public, ambiguous, baffling, continually open to interpretation. This, then, is a narrative of 1 completely unusual and eye-catching guy in addition to a cultural heritage of our second. In Herman Kahn's global is a severe lesson approximately how chilly struggle analysts discovered to fill within the ciphers of strategic uncertainty, and therefore how we as a country realized to reside with the certainly creative caliber of technique, within which uncertainty generates extravagant risk situations.
Revealing the metaphysical in the back of the dryly planned, it sounds as if functional dialogue of nuclear technique, this e-book depicts the production of an international the place smart males type anything out of Nothing--and establishes Herman Kahn as our first virtuoso of the unknown unknowns.
By Sven Hassel
The thunder of the weapons will be heard in Rome, one hundred seventy miles away...
Having survived the horrors of the jap entrance, the twenty seventh Penal Regiment are published to Italy. Hitler has ordered that each place has to be held to the final, and each misplaced place recaptured by way of counter-attack.
Monte Cassino - an incredible look-out submit at the German line of defense - is less than assault. within the face of overwhelming Allied firepower, Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to carry the citadel in any respect costs...
MONTE CASSINO is a vintage Sven Hassel novel, a no-holds-barred account of frontline combat.
Sven Hassel dependent his unflinching narrative on his reports within the German military. He ended the second one global warfare in a prisoner of struggle camp, the place he wrote his first novel LEGION OF THE DAMNED.
Touchstone, 1990, As new., vibrant, fresh, tight. the rest mark on backside facet, in a different way as new, unused. First Touchstone paperback. [Military background, American historical past] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers for the reason that 1933. We pack and send with care.
From America’s maximum chronicler of existence lived at its extremes and the bestselling writer of "The excellent Storm," "War," and "A dying in Belmont" comes a unprecedented paintings of fiction, an intimate, brutal account of a tender American journalist attempting to live to tell the tale his most up-to-date project.
Daniel desired to get away the Midwest and its small-town newspapers, yet he didn’t join this: a war-torn West African urban strung in barbed cord, its embassies deserted, baby squaddies brandishing weapons within the streets. Andre, the veteran photographer Daniel is paired with, is accustomed to all of it—the jungle, the locals, and particularly the attendant dangers of overlaying war—and pushes them to move deeper into the clash, to get to front traces. but in a conflict like this, there are not any trustworthy traces of defense. Western principles don't follow, and atrocity is color-blind. simply whilst Daniel thinks he’s confident his fearless accomplice to retreat, they come at what may be the finish of the line for either one of them.
This robust brief tale, immediately smooth and undying, combines the easiest parts of vintage conflict literature and mental horror. Junger’s unforgettable trip into the guts of darkness confronts man’s unrelenting savagery and his unpredictable means for cowardice—and braveness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sebastian Junger is the writer of the bestsellers "War," "The excellent Storm," "Fire," and "A loss of life in Belmont." With the past due Tim Hetherington, he shot and directed "Restrepo," which gained the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for Documentary on the Sundance movie competition and was once nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for top Documentary. A contributing editor to "Vanity Fair," he has gained a countrywide journal Award and the SAIS-Novartis Prize.
PRAISE FOR SEBASTIAN JUNGER
“Junger’s nice eye and honesty concerning the gamut of feelings that come into play in wrestle depart one swerving among highs, lows and the surreal.” —Chicago Tribune
“Those looking perception into war’s innards will delight in the main points Mr. Junger so sharply and respectfully delivers.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Philip Caputo
The vintage Vietnam memoir, as proper at the present time because it used to be nearly thirty years ago.
In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang with the 1st floor strive against unit deployed to Vietnam. 16 months later, having served at the line in a single of contemporary history's ugliest wars, he again home―physically complete yet emotionally wasted, his younger idealism ceaselessly long gone.
A Rumor of War is multiple soldier's tale. Upon its book in 1977, it shattered America's indifference to the destiny of the boys despatched to struggle within the jungles of Vietnam. within the years seeing that then, it has turn into not just a simple textual content at the Vietnam conflict but additionally a popular vintage within the literature of wars all through heritage and, as Caputo explains, of "the issues males do in warfare and the issues battle does to men."
"A singular and brilliant work." ―The long island Times