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Soldier of Arete

By Gene Wolfe
  • ISBN Code: : 1466828250
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Fiction
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The second volume of Gene Wolfe's powerful story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who, while fighting in Greece, received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory. In return it gave him the ability to converse with supernatural creatures, gods and goddesses who invisibly inhabit the ancient landscape. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 366
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"In the Shadow of Death" by R. D. Mc Donald, P. H. Kritzinger. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597802751
  • Total of Pages : 248
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Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and a vicious alien race, the Prador, Ian Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember. Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security and is sent out to help restore and maintain order on worlds devastated by the war. There he discovers that though the Prador remain as murderous as ever, they are not anywhere near as treacherous or dangerous as some of his fellow humans, some closer to him than he would like. Amidst the ruins left by wartime genocides, Cormac will discover in himself a cold capacity for violence and learn some horrible truths about his own past while trying to stay alive on his course of vengeance.

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  • Book Code : 9789652294876
  • Total of Pages : 384
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Over 500,000 Jews fought under the Soviet banner in World War Two, of which an approximate 40 percent gave their lives - the highest percentage of all the nations of the Soviet Union and among all the other nations that fought in the Second World War. Dr. Arad now sets the record straight on the immense contribution of Soviet Jewry in the battle against Nazi Germany, a part of history long concealed by the Soviet government. After outlining the military progress of the war, the book documents the contributions of Soviet Jewry on the battlefronts and in the weapons development industry, in the ghetto undergrounds and in partisan warfare. In addition, the book records the Soviet government's deliberate attempts to downplay the Jewish effort and the anti-Semitism that Jewish soldiers and partisan groups suffered at the hands of the Soviet establishment, even while giving their lives for their country. Replete with the stories of individual heroes of all ranks, the book pays a debt of gratitude to those who paid the ultimate price to achieve our victory.

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  • Book Code : 616781791X
  • Total of Pages : 183
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520938120
  • Total of Pages : 306
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In this provocative and compelling examination of the deep politics of war, Carolyn Nordstrom takes us from the immediacy of war-zone survival, through the offices of power brokers, to vast extra-legal networks that fuel war and international profiteering. She captures the human face of the front lines, revealing both the visible and the hidden realities of war in the twenty-first century. Shadows of War is grounded in ethnographic research carried out at the epicenters of political violence on several continents. Its pages are populated not only with the perpetrators and victims of war but also with the scoundrels, silent heroes, and average families who live their lives in the midst of explosive violence. War reconfigures our most basic notions of humanity, Nordstrom demonstrates. This book, of crucial importance at the present moment, shows that war is enmeshed in struggles over the very foundations of the sovereign state, the crafting of economic empires both legal and illegal, and innovative searches for peace. Nordstrom describes the multi-trillion-dollar international financial networks that support warfare. She traces the entangled routes by which illegal drugs, precious gems, weapons, basic food supplies, and pharmaceuticals are moved by an international cast of businesspeople, profiteers, and black-market operators. Shadows of War demonstrates how the experiences of both the architects of war and of ordinary people are deleted from media accounts and replaced with stories about soldiers, weapons, and territory. For the first time, this book retrieves from the shadows the faces of those whose stories seldom reach the light of international recognition.

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Shadows of the Crimson Nights A nation in ruins, a royal family in exile, a forgotten evil waking from a long imprisonment. A prince wants to fight to get his homeland back. He rushes from one end of his country to the next till he finally finds himself on what was once allied soil. To reclaim his peoples strength, he will gather his men on foreign soil and lay siege to formal allies. Gaining allies from ragtag mercenaries, former enemies, and rebels, he will find a way to reclaim his homeland and return his familys birthright.

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  • Total of Pages : 640
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The second bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series, following on from Cry of the Curlew. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age A riveting tale of love, death and revenge. Soldier of fortune Michael Duffy returns to colonial Sydney on a covert mission and with old scores to settle, still enraged by a bitter feud between his family and the ruthless Macintoshes. The Palmer River gold rush lures American prospector Luke Tracy back to Australia's rugged north country in his elusive search for riches and the great passion of his life, Kate O'Keefe. From the boardrooms and backstreets of Sydney to the hazardous waters of the Coral Sea, the sequel to Cry of Curlew confirms the exceptional talent of master storyteller Peter Watt. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350016160
  • Total of Pages : 304
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Lighting and shadows are used within a range of art forms to create aesthetic effects. Piotr Sadowski's study of light and shadow in Weimar cinema and contemporaneous visual arts is underpinned by the evolutionary semiotic theories of indexicality and iconicity. These theories explain the unique communicative and emotive power of light and shadow when used in contemporary indexical media including the shadow theatre, silhouette portraits, camera obscura, photography and film. In particular, Sadowski highlights the aesthetic and emotional significance of shadows. The 'cast shadow', as an indexical sign, maintains a physical connection with its near-present referent, such as a hidden person, stimulating a viewer's imagination and provoking responses including anxiety or curiosity. The 'cinematic shadow' plays a stylistic role, by enhancing image texture, depth of field, and tonal contrast of cinematic moments. Such enhancements are especially important in monochromatic films, and Sadowski interweaves the book with accounts of seminal Weimar cinema moments. Sadowski's book is distinctive for combining historical materials and theoretical approaches to develop a deeper understanding of Weimar cinema and other contemporary art forms. The Semiotics of Light and Shadows is an ideal resource for both scholars and students working in linguistics, semiotics, film, media, and visual arts.

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  • Book Code : 0981988342
  • Total of Pages : 314
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"When a stranger arrives with a message that the Lord of Dewanne has died and appointed Volle's son Yilon his heir, the young fox realizes that there are worse places than Divalia. Dewanne is one of the most remote cities in Tephos, in a mountainous province where foxes rule and mice are relegated to menial jobs and a slum outside the main city. Which makes it more difficult for Yilon to explain why his companion, Sinch, is a mouse. Ever the schemer, Yilon hatches a plan to get sent home to Vinton. His plan quickly goes awry, as he finds that even in a backwards town, there are complicated politics, family betrayals, and ancient blood feuds, old wounds that his clumsy acts have reopened. With two different groups trying to kill him, and even the foxes on his side alienated by his attitude, he has nowhere to turn but Sinch. But Sinch has run afoul of a band of thieves in the mouse slums and now has his own death threats to deal with, not to mention the hatred of a city of foxes. Yilon will need all the stubbornness and cleverness he's inherited from his father just to survive to the next sunrise, let alone save his inheritance, his friend, and his new city."--Back cover.

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By Myrtle Reed
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146561351X
  • Total of Pages : 413
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It was a long, low room, with a fireplace, roughly built of limestone, at one end of it. The blazing logs illuminated one corner and sent strange shadows into the others, while the winter wind moaned drearily outside. At the right and left of the fireplace were rude counters, hewn from logs, resting on stumps of unequal height, and behind them were shelves, packed with the sordid miscellany of a frontier trading-post. A closed door on either side seemingly led to other apartments, but there was no sound save the wind and the crackle of the flames. A candle, thrust into the broken neck of a bottle, gave a feeble light to a little space around one end of the counter on which it stood. The rafters were low—so low that a tall man, standing on tiptoe, might easily unhook the smoked hams and sides of bacon that hung there, swaying back and forth when the wind shook the house. Walls, ceiling, and floor were of logs, cut into a semblance of smoothness. The chinks were plastered with a bluish clay, and the crevices in the floor were filled with a mixture of clay and small chips. At the left of the chimney was a rude ladder which led to the loft through an opening in the ceiling. Fingers of sleet tapped at the glass, swirling phantoms of snow drifted by, pausing for a moment at the windows, as if to look within, and one of the men moved his chair closer to the fire.

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By Kelly Warner
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 230
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The end of the world began with sudden volcanic eruptions along the Ring of Fire, killing thousands and displacing millions. These natural disasters soon give rise to the kaiju; hulking leviathans seemingly immune to modern weaponry. Mankind’s final wars last only weeks. Governments are quickly disbanded, entire countries are left decimated, and our once great cities are now dangerous ruins ruled by giant predators. In the Shadow of Extinction is a science fiction epic spanning 15 years as humanity shifts gears from fighting the kaiju apocalypse to merely surviving it. The fate of the world will be decided in Part III: Humanity's Last Stand.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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In the Shadow of the Wall is the story of how the dark tendrils of war can penetrate lives far into the future. It arises out of the Vietnam era, a time of painful change and coming of age in America, yet in many ways it is a story that parallels the challenges and transitions facing us today. When a soldier goes off to war, parents, spouses, families, and friends all share in the associated emotions and fears. They also share in the inevitable effects and their resulting consequences, forever. Until our world is ready to share a commitment to learning to live in peace and unity, there will always be Walls that stand as symbols of what is lost to violence, and there will always be shadows to haunt the survivors.

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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 114
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Shiloh! It is the bloodiest battle the nation had ever experienced. Men from both sides had their notions of gallantry ripped away by ragged shrapnel and hot lead in the woods of Tennessee. For Corporal Alisdair Peacock, among the torn bodies was waged another battle, one to save the stricken from their wounds. Wielding a terrible bone saw and using his pocket sewing kit, the young preacher-turned-surgeon fought through the battle and the dreadful disease-filled days that followed to stave off the reaper of death. Against him fought the creeping malevolence that plagued armies in war throughout time called disease. But this foe was not some unseen creature in the air or water, but a bizarre man lying mere feet away among the stricken. Filled with malice, the nameless stranger killed his prey with a mere touch, spreading fevers and plagues with hateful abandon. Would Peacock discover his vengeful enemy and his wicked plans before time was out? Would he discover God's true mission for him? Would he discover the truth of the Angel's Glow?

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By A. Stewart Walsh
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1074
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"Mary: The Queen of the House of David and Mother of Jesus" by A. Stewart Walsh. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall

By Paul Elliot
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  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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Walk the Wall, gaze northwards across hostile territory, man the turrets and milecastles… What was life like for the Roman troops stationed on Hadrian’s Wall? Follow the life of one man, a Tungrian soldier, through recruitment, training, garrison duty and war. Focussing on a single point in time and one fort on the Wall, we explore every aspect of military life on this bleak and remote frontier. Where was he born? What did he spend his money on? How did he fight? What did he eat? Did he have lice or fleas? Archaeology and the accounts of ancient writers come together to paint a vivid picture of a soldier on the Wall soon after its completion in AD 130. Historical reconstruction and experimentation fill in the gaps that are left. Step back into the past, step into the marching boots of Tungrian soldiers as they patrol Rome’s greatest frontier. 21 black-and-white drawings and maps and 34 colour illustrations

Soldiering in the Shadow of Wounded Knee

By Hartford G. Clark
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806156406
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
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In the aftermath of the December 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, U.S. Army troops braced for retaliation from Lakota Sioux Indians, who had just suffered the devastating loss of at least two hundred men, women, and children. Among the soldiers sent to guard the area around Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, was twenty-two-year-old Private Hartford Geddings Clark (1869–1920) of the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. Within three days of the massacre, he began keeping a diary that he continued through 1891. Clark’s account—published here for the first time—offers a rare and intimate view of a soldier’s daily life set against the backdrop of a rapidly vanishing American frontier. According to editor Jerome A. Greene, Private Clark was a perceptive young man with wide-ranging interests. Although his diary begins in South Dakota, most of its entries reflect Clark’s service at Fort Niobrara, located amid the sand hills of north-central Nebraska. There, beginning in February 1891, five troops of the Sixth Cavalry sought to protect area citizens from potential Indian disturbances. Among his hard-drinking fellow soldiers, “Harry,” as Clark was called, stood out as a teetotaler. He was also an avid horse racer, huntsman, and the leading pitcher on Fort Niobrara’s baseball team. Beyond its descriptions of a grueling training regimen and off-duty entertainment, the diary reveals Clark’s evolving perception of Native peoples. Although he initially viewed them as savage enemies, Private Clark’s attitude softened when the army began enlisting Indian men and he befriended a Lakota soldier named Yellow Hand, who shared Clark's love of sports. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of nineteenth-century military history, Greene offers a richly annotated version of Private Clark’s remarkable original text, replete with information on the U.S. Army’s final occupation of the American West.

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By Lewis MacKenzie
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  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781926706924
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: soldiers-made-me-look-good.pdf

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Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has not stayed out of the spotlight but continues to speak his mind. In this straight-talking memoir, he traces his post-military career as an international commentator on military affairs, a consultant to the Irish government and a federal political candidate. In Soldiers Made Me Look Good he answers his critics, including journalist Carol Off for her criticism of his handling of the UN mission in Bosnia. In a hard-hitting chapter, he discusses his professional disagreement with the leadership priorities demonstrated by Roméo Dallaire in the early hours of the Rwandan genocide. He continues his story to the present, to “the first real litmus test for NATO”—Afghanistan. Divided into two parts—pre-1993, when MacKenzie calls himself a Cold War grunt, and post-1993, after his controversial stint in Bosnia—Soldiers Made Me Look Good is laced with anecdotes both funny and profound. It concludes with ten pointers on leadership, in which MacKenzie shares hard-earned insights from a life on the front lines.

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By William Kenney
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  • Publisher : William Kenney
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1100
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The In the Shadow of the Black Sun: The Complete Trilogy collects the following books in one ebook file: Book 1: A Dream of Storms Book 2: Shards of S'Darin Book 3: Mournenhile All 3 books are included in your purchase. Over 1100 pages of Dark Epic Fantasy from author William Kenney, often compared to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Terry Brooks, praised for its detail in character and world-building. Step into a world of Elves, Trolls and mysterious winged Talon. Stand against the attacking horde of Pith as the cold darkness of Mournenhile covers the land. The description of A Dream of Storms: Twelve years ago, The Battle of the Black Sun had left Hagan scarred inside. The scent of blood and the incessant ring of steel were etched in his mind. Though his sword had turned the tides, he had sworn off war and become a recluse, retiring to the hills above his hometown of Lauden and turning to drink. He had hoped to be forgotten. The world would not let him forget the oath that he had sworn in his youth, however, and an honorable Stone Troll named Gorin was sent to convince Hagan to honor it. Councilcrane, the ruling body of mages, had summoned him to the city of Harquinn and Hagan knew that the threat of war from across The Edge must have returned. Gorin brought ill tidings. Autumn had never come to Elfwhere, but the leaves had begun to fall, foretelling the return of the dark lord Mournenhile, thought destroyed all those years ago. Like an ungodly pairing of bat and wolf, Mournenhile's army of Pith have swarmed into the Elven forest bent on their utter destruction. Reluctantly, Hagan must once more step into the horrors of war and offer his blade to the cause. Joined by his inexperienced younger brother, D'Pharin and a small group of new companions (Vasparian, an Elf that served with Hagan under the Black Sun, Windenn, the Woodwarden and Shindire, the haughty Elf from across The Sleeping Sea) he sets off for the ancient city of Harquinn with a heavy heart. What will the mages ask of him this time? Memories of atrocities committed in the name of Harquinn flooded back into his mind. Can he become the hero that he once was, redeeming himself and driving back the horrific creatures within the armies of Mournenhile? Here begins your tale.


By J.L. Stewart
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1491809973
  • Total of Pages : 442
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: avarom-and-the-secret-of-the-white-mist.pdf

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Though Servitica's monumental battle against the nefarious Yarum ended less than a year ago, it almost pales in comparison to the recent ill temperament of Queen Nakir. Yet, her majesty's mannerisms of late toward Avarom and her subjects must be set aside as an astonishing piece of news comes to light! The White Mist, which has loomed atop the Caye Mountains for centuries, has vanished! And all know the legend that when falls the mist so rises the Mighty Beast of Caye! A gigantic fire-breathing serpent of immeasurable power and ferocity controlled only by the one sorcerer who created it - Tiamuzin! And when this beast of legend reveals itself by murderously attacking the Red Queen's Castle, Avarom furiously races head on to track it down. The hunt is on as Avarom, filled with deadly determination, charges into the unknown to face the likes of Striya, the guardian of the underworld, Murok, the invincible man-monster, Queen Shenkar and her arena of death! All this and much more await the Queen's Champion in this non-stop action adventure as he uses his undaunted fighting skills to face off against the ancient enemies of the Great Lands; but will it be enough as Avarom seeks to discover the Secret of The White Mist!

Along Waters of Sunshine and Shadow

By Ava Miles
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  • Publisher : Ava Miles Inc.
  • Book Code : 194909202X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: along-waters-of-sunshine-and-shadow.pdf

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Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family. Fall into Ava's unforgettable stand-alone novel about a decorated hero returning from WWII and finding renewed courage for a second chance with his life...and with the woman he fell in love with through letters while executing his duty in Europe. July 1945—Noah Weatherby returns from war to the woman he fell in love with, one letter at a time. Understanding he's been given a second chance to make something of his life, he begins to search for a greater purpose while battling memories of the horrors of war and how to live with them moving forward. Anna Sims has been praying for Noah's safe return since she started writing him after her brother, Noah's best friend, died. He's every inch the hero she imagined, but she knows he's haunted by what he did in the war. Struggling to help him, she's faced with a greater problem: her still-grieving mother doesn't want him to be around. Noah is a reminder that her own son is never coming back. As Noah and Anna both move forward to create a new life together, they face their deepest shadows while holding fast to the sunshine they find in each other's arms. In this timeless story, Ava Miles shows why “the greatest generation” won the war with their guts and strength and how the fragile weeks after the Victory in Europe weighed on a nation still praying for peace. ALONG WATERS OF SUNSHINE AND SHADOW is a page-turner about how to overcome loss through love and how to find answers to some of life’s biggest questions—most especially around a soldier’s duty during war. Ava’s former career of rebuilding warzones shines through in both her nuanced understanding of the legacy of war and its emotional impact on human beings. Readers who enjoyed ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, THE NIGHTINGALE, and THE NOTEBOOK will enjoy this page-turning WWII romance… PRAISE: "On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog "Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land “The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly on The Gate to Everything "I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog "Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Bridge to a Better Life KEYWORDS: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, military romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, cape cod, cape cod romance, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, dare river, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2018, funny romance, funny romance new, swoonworthy, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, small-town, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, free beach read, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, beach romance, books for summer, books for the beach, beach series, fun summer reads, love and friendship, new romance series, hot romance series, new small-town series, beach reads 2018, new beach read, free beach house book, free beach romance, free summer romance, free vacation romance, free summer book, WWII, world war II, war, heroes, soldiers, love and duty

The Shadow Warriors: O.S.S. and the Origins of the C.I.A.

By Bradley F. Smith
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  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-warriors.pdf

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This is an account of the nation’s first intelligence agency, the Office of Special Services (O.S.S.) — how it operated, what it accomplished, and how it laid the basis for the present Central Intelligence Agency — and how its charismatic founder, “Wild Bill” Donovan, established control over it, recruited its staff, and, most importantly, sold Roosevelt, the armed services, the Allies, and the rest of the country on the agency’s varied — and often bizarre — shadow warfare missions during World War II. The O.S.S.’s special relationship with the British, the key role of academics and its embarrassing connection with the Soviets’ N.K.V.D. are also addressed. Smith concludes that the creation of the C.I.A. after the war owed less to the accomplishments of the O.S.S. than to Donovan’s public relations skills and the precarious military situation the country found itself in at the time. “Mr. Smith... has done an exhaustive job of research on the O.S.S. and Donovan... the book offers an honest, lively portrait of an important American and the contributions, good and bad, that he and the O.S.S. made to the American intelligence system... Much of this book can be read for the pleasure of observing a genuine American character in action. Mr. Smith, who does not fawn on his subject, captures Donovan’s kinetic energy and vision.” — Philip Taubman, The New York Times “This may be as close to a definitive medium-length history of OSS as we are likely to get. It draws fully on the extensive original files now available (both American and British) and on the recent flood of secondary writing... The author has a sure grasp of the basic history of the war. His narrative chapters put OSS firmly into that wider context, and his perspectives and judgments ring true. And there are excellent chapters on the usually neglected Research and Analysis section and on the relations between OSS and Soviet intelligence agencies... an important book.” — Foreign Affairs “[A]lmost certainly the most balanced study to date of the ‘shadow’ or ‘irregular’ warfare that was the special province of OSS... Resting on an impressive amount of research into unpublished manuscript collections in both this country and Great Britain, [The Shadow Warriors] is a convincing account, in large measure because its author retains a balance in his conclusions even as he does not hesitate to render firm judgments.” — The Public Historian “Bradley F. Smith has produced a carefully researched, lucid study of... the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)... Smith deserves recognition for writing the most comprehensive study to date on the origins of United States central intelligence.” — The Journal of American History “Bradley Smith has undertaken a formidable task in writing this history of the Office of Strategic Services which is the most reliable record to date of its wide range of activities during the Second World War... an audacious book that is fascinating for its disclosures and entertaining to read.” — The Slavonic and East European Review “Bradley Smith... credits the OSS with accomplishments in support of the military, but considers shadow warfare dangerously overvalued... The book is... humanly interesting at the same time that it addresses the very largest moral and military questions.” — Kirkus

In the Shadow of Vesuvius

By Tasha Alexander
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1250164753
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: in-the-shadow-of-vesuvius.pdf

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In skillfully intertwined storylines from the dawn of the twentieth century and the heyday of the Roman Empire, Tasha Alexander's In the Shadow of Vesuvius, the latest installment to her bestselling series, brings Lady Emily and her husband to Pompeii, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city. Some corpses lie undisturbed longer than others. But when Lady Emily discovers a body hidden in plain sight amongst the ruins of Pompeii, she sets in motion a deadly chain of events that ties her future to the fate of a woman whose story had been lost for nearly two thousand years. Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, have accompanied her dear friend Ivy Brandon on a trip to Pompeii. When they uncover a corpse and the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own. She seems to be aided by the archaeologists excavating the ruins, including a moody painter, the enigmatic site director, and a free-thinking American capable of sparring with even the Duke of Bainbridge. But each of them has secrets hiding among the ruins. The sudden appearance of a beautiful young woman who claims a shocking relationship to the Hargreaves family throws Emily’s investigation off-course. And as she struggles to face an unsettling truth about Colin’s past, it becomes clear that someone else wants her off the case—for good. Emily’s resolve to unearth the facts is unshakable. But how far below the surface can she dig before she risks burying herself along with the truth?

Feast of Shadows

By Rick Wayne
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  • Publisher : Rick Wayne
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: feast-of-shadows.pdf

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One part mystery. One part savagery. Three parts magic. Years ago, driven by greed, men penetrated the last soft places on earth. Out of the clear-cut jungle—out of nowhere—a man appeared, eyes rimmed in blue. The last shaman. A man who could make magic. Across five stories, five victims of the inexplicable narrate strange encounters with an enigmatic titan, a man without a past. Caught in his decades-long battle with an unseen foe, each is given the power to alter human history—or end it forever. To the White of the Bone (cont.) A mangled body floats to the surface of a reservoir with nothing to distinguish the victim save for a binding knot branded under her tongue. The case is routed to the NYPD’s resident occultist, an uncompromising homicide detective whose history of unusual and uncertain results has left her career in shambles. Dodging an inquiry into a fatal shooting and pursued by a homicidal witch, she contemplates a devil’s bargain to stop the killer, who just may be the Lord of Shadows.. The Song on the Green One by one, the children of an upscale Pennsylvania neighborhood are found crippled and catatonic, their minds seemingly vanished. As the panicked community searches in vain for a human predator, they neglect the only witness, an eight-year-old boy with a menagerie of strays, who is left to stand alone against the very creature that hunts him. Bright Black After carelessly killing an innocent, a beautiful aristocrat is cursed with eternal youth. Forced to endure as waves of friends and loved ones wither and fade around her, she wanders the ages in search of meaning—from the wars of Napoleon to the Victorians in India, from the Great Depression to the collapse of the Iron Curtain. Recruited as a spy in an occult war, she soon tires of blood and loss and retreats to a small village in the mountains, where an accident reveals missing memories and the ghosts of her past rise to remind her that the mistakes of five lifetimes are not so easily fled. Part urban fantasy, part magical whodunit, FEAST OF SHADOWS is a five-course occult mystery and the most devilish meal you’ll ever read. The complete epic conundrum is available in two parts.

Shadow of Shadows

By Ted Allbeury
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  • Publisher : Mulholland
  • Book Code : 1444782525
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: shadow-of-shadows.pdf

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The debriefing of Russian defector Colonel Petrov is nearly over, when suddenly he dries up. SIS agent James Lawler has to find out why, but Petrov will only say he is scared of being killed - like British double-agent George Blake. But Blake had escaped to Russia, alive. Or had he? To uncover the deadly truth, Lawler has to delve into the murky, intricate past of a traitor and learn the explosive truth behind what could lead a man to betray his country.

The Unbroken

By C. L. Clark
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316542679
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: the-unbroken.pdf

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"A perfect military fantasy: brutal, complex, human and impossible to put down." - Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand In an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet's edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren't for sale.

Shadow of the Wolf

By Tim Hall
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545823137
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 650
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A stunning re-imagining of Robin Hood, the first in an exciting new trilogy Forget everything you've ever heard about Robin Hood.Robin Loxley is seven years old when his parents disappear without a trace. Years later the great love of his life, Marian, is also taken from him. Driven by these mysteries, and this anguish, Robin follows a darkening path into the ancient heart of Sherwood Forest. What he encounters there will leave him transformed . . .The first book of a trilogy, Shadow of the Wolf is a breathtakingly original--an utterly compelling--retelling that will forever alter the legend of Robin Hood.