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By Thomas D. Clagett. 2018
The final 13 hours at the Alamo began around 5 o'clock on the afternoon of March 5, 1836. Colonel William… Barrett Travis drew a line in the dirt and asked all those who would stay and fight to cross it. Destinies played out that night for four people. Susannah Dickinson, a woman of surprising gumption. Young James Taylor who came to the Alamo to free Texas from the tyrannical rule of General Santa Anna. "Moses" Rose who refused to cross Travis's line because he "wasn't prepared to die." Colonel Juan Morales, ordered to assault Crockett and his men at the south palisade, believed attacking the fort was foolhardy. But his real disgust was for Santa Anna, a man who allowed whims to dictate his decisions. 2018.
By Deborah Burrows. 2019
Young Maisie Halliday has escaped the grinding poverty of the northern town where she was born to live in the… glittering world of professional dancing. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she volunteers as an ambulance driver, finding joy both in helping the wounded during the Blitz and also in her friends among the other drivers in the Bloomsbury Auxiliary Ambulance Depot. Maisie is at the Cafe de Paris nightclub when it is bombed. In the chaos, she attempts to help an injured man, and by this charitable act she becomes mixed up in what may well be a murder. A series of incidents, all connected to a handsome, arrogant American, throw Maisie's life into a dangerous spin. Is anything what it seems in wartime? With one serious misjudgement, Maisie risks losing everything she holds dear. 2019.
By William E. Butterworth, W.E.B. Griffin. 2016
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series… about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency--and a new breed of warrior. January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed--and the stakes have never been higher.
By William E Butterworth, W E B Griffin. 2012
#1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin continues his gripping series featuring the legendary OSS--fighting… a silent war of spies and assassins in the shadows of World War II. Summer 1943. Two of the Allies' most important plans for winning World War II are at grave risk--the coming D-Day invasion and the Manhattan Project's race to build the atomic bomb. OSS spy chief William "Wild Bill" Donovan turns to his top agent, Dick Canidy, and his team. They've certainly got their work cut out for them. In the weeks to come, they must fight not only the enemy in the field--and figure out how to sabotage Germany's new "aerial torpedo" rockets--but also the enemy within. Someone is feeding Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets. And if the Soviets build their own atomic bomb, winning the war might only lead to another, even more terrible conflict... FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK
By William E Butterworth IV, W E B Griffin. 2006
If coincidence had thrown these men together in any normal military organization, and if, improbably, they had become buddies there,… any commanding officer with enough sense would have broken up the gang as threats to "good military order and discipline. " But they weren't in any normal military organization. They were in the Office of Strategic Services. The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting and sinking U. S. supply ships. Ships are burning at their moorings in U. S. ports, and a series of explosions has afflicted trains and train stations around the country - is it all accidental or is it sabotage? Meanwhile, Allied forces are secretly preparing to invade first Sicily and then Italy, and there is a lot of work that needs to be done beforehand, some with the most unlikely of helping hands. As the war heats up, "Wild Bill" Donovan's agents - Dick Canidy, Eric Fulmar, Stan Fine, and the rest of the crew, answerable only to Donovan and the president - suddenly find themselves battling on two fronts at once . . . and fate is just about to deal them a few surprises.
By Pamela Hart. 2018
Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love… tested to its limitsIt's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Under the blazing desert sun, Evelyn develops feelings for polio survivor Dr William Brent, who believes his disability makes him unfit to marry. For Evelyn, still pursuing her goal of studying medicine, a man has no place in her future. For two such self-reliant people, relying on someone else for happiness may be the hardest challenge of all.From the casualty tents, the fever wards and the operating theatres of the palace; through the streets of Cairo during Ramadan, to the parched desert and the grim realities of war, Pamela Hart, beloved bestselling Australian author of THE WAR BRIDE, tells the heart-wrenching story of four years that changed the world forever.
By William E. Butterworth, W.E.B. Griffin. 2013
The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Mexican drug… cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea--to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo's guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo's men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable--the word "nutcake" has been mentioned. How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty.
By Elaine, Jonathan P. Brazee. 2017
Privaat Eerste klas Aiden Kaas het by die Mariene aangesluiot vir al die verkeerde redes Na ontplooing na Irak… op negentien wou hy net sy toer klaar maak Maar nadat hy deur n waarskynlike mal majuhideen gebyt is ly hy aan n seldsame siekte een met nagevolge wat hy nie in sy woldse drome sou kon voorspel nie En die siekte het hom aan groter gevare bloodgestel as wat sy onplooing ooit kon Aiden besef wat dit beteken om n man te word en hoe hy tot verhaal moet kom met wat hy geword het Waarskuwing Boek bevat dele met geweld en seks
By Jennifer Johnston. 2010
Whitbread Literary Award–winning novelist Jennifer Johnston’s story of two young Irish men, whose defiant friendship spans class and, later, rank… at the onset of World War IBorn to an aristocratic family on an estate outside of Dublin, Alexander Moore feels the constraints of his position most acutely in his friendship with Jerry Crowe, a Catholic laborer in town. Jerry is one of the few bright spots in Alec’s otherwise troubled life. The boys bond over their love of swimming and horses, despite the admonitions of Alec’s cold and overbearing mother, who scolds her son for venturing outside of his class. When the Great War begins, he seizes the opportunity to escape his overbearing mother and taciturn father, and enlists in the British army. Jerry, too, enlists—not out of loyalty to Britain, but to prepare himself for the Republican cause. Stationed in Flanders, the young men are reunited and find that, while encamped in the trenches, their commonalities are what help them survive. Now a lieutenant and an officer, Alec and Jerry again find their friendship under assault, this time from the rigid Major Glendinning, whose unyielding adherence to rank leads the two men toward a harrowing impasse that will change their lives forever.
By Mikki Sadil. 2016
It is 1861, and the aspect of a Civil War between the North and South is quickly becoming a reality.… When Ben McKenna returns home to his grandmother’s Kentucky plantation, after being gone for almost a year helping his best friend, a crippled slave, and his parents escape from slavery, he is met with anger, resentment, and even hatred from his parents and two older brothers. Only his grandmother, a not-so-secret Abolitionist, is happy to see him. When the Civil War is declared, his brothers join the Confederate Army, and Ben decides to become a spy for the Union Army. His grandmother sends him to a lady friend in Lexington who runs an espionage ring, and his troubles begin. When his first mission is hampered by a young girl, Puck, who attaches herself to him, he is afraid his future spying activities will be compromised, but she becomes a loyal ally. At first, Ben works as a newsboy, since they are welcomed into both Confederate and Union camps, and Puck follows along with him, pretending to be his sister. But when he becomes an agent with the espionage ring, his missions become so dangerous that he must leave Puck behind. He embarks upon a journey already deeply mired in danger, deceit, and deception. Every mission, every move he makes, is a distinct threat to his life, and he often wonders if he will ever return home. Follow Ben as he secretly engages in the War between the North and the South, and as he realizes, perhaps too late, that his own survival is not guaranteed.
By Linda Winstead Jones. 1996
When handsome Quintin Tyler went into the Confederacy as an undercover Union spy he thought that nothing--and no one--could… undermine his Northern loyalty When he met the beautiful and voluptuous Lily Radford Quintin believed that Lily was just another lovely Southern Belle not the scheming and brilliant strategist she had truly come to be Now the two were star-crossed lovers--both deeply attached to the cause they fought for but every day growing more deeply attached to each other
By Feryal Ali Gauhar. 2010
In No Space for Further Burials Feryal Ali Gauhar has crafted a novel of unrelenting truth held in transcendent… prose and an exquisite grace There is no easy redemption here but there is light and more light -Chris Abani author of GraceLand and Song for Night In writing through the eyes of an American captive in Afghanistan Feryal Ali Gauhar has fashioned a fascinating two-way mirror in which we see the author creating an Other confronting Otherness As in Richard Powers hostage novel Ploughing in the Dark the mask of character reveals as much as it conceals -Stewart O Nan author of Songs for the Missing An unbearably beautiful book one you will not soon forget What Gauhar shows us is that in a war there are only those who die and those who survive and sometimes even those lines get blurred And that s what keeps you hungrily turning the pages -Radhika Jha author of SmellSet in Afghanistan in late 2002 No Space for Further Burials is a chilling indictment of the madness of war and our collective complicity in the perpetuation of violence The novel s narrator a US Army medical technician in Afghanistan helping to liberate the country from the Taliban has been captured by rebels and thrown into an asylum The other inmates are a besieged gathering of society s forgotten and unwanted refugees and derelicts disabled and different resilient and maddened struggling to survive the lunacy raging outside the asylum compound The novel becomes a powerful evocation of the country s desolate history of plunder and war waged by insiders and outsiders all fueled by ideology desperation and greed This astonishingly powerful story unfolds the tragedy of Afghanistan as told by the captive narrator in hauntingly beautiful prose While the characters try to cope with their individual destinies the terrible madness of war is counterpointed with the poignancy of their lives and the narrator s own peculiar predicament-the victor now a victim his ambivalence a metaphor for everything Afghanistan symbolizes Feryal Ali Gauhar studied political economy at McGill University in Montreal and has worked as a filmmaker and broadcaster in Europe and the United States She has been imprisoned by two military regimes in Pakistan for her pro-democracy activism In 1999 she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund She lives in Lahore Pakistan with fourteen cats three dogs a turtle and four donkeys
By W E B Griffin. 1991
W E B Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom an American master of authentic military action and drama … Now in this electrifying new novel he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific the epic struggle for Guadalcanal Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way how to command a fighter squadron Lt Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers Jack No Middle Initial Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of fighting at a terrible price And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal
By Shira Nayman. 2012
Three people whose lives touched during WWII take turns narrating this haunting psychological thriller from Nayman --Publishers Weekly In… the years following WWII the horrors of that war reverberate in the lives of the intertwined characters in Nayman s second novel a story of guilt mistaken identity and love Nayman s saga delves deeply into how even those not directly affected are forever changed by war --Booklist With insight and a dazzling imagination Shira Nayman transports us into a web of post-World War II lives from Shanghai to London to Long Island As in her previous works Nayman s characters show us the long shadow that war casts on memory identity and love --Nancy Sherman author of The Untold War The characters in this compelling novel continue to haunt me Shira Nayman weaves their passions and betrayals in the wake of devastation into a beautiful and heartbreaking story about the impossibility of escaping the residue of war --Julie Burstein author of Spark How Creativity WorksShira Nayman writes with wisdom and courage --Ursula Hegi A marvelous book that sweeps across decades and around the world to reveal dark secrets locked tight within the human heart --Jed Horne author of Desire Street and Breach of Faith Shira Nayman s sentences have heft and spine and grace and her vision is clear and generous --Mary Gordon author of SpendingOscar is a mysterious Englishman who presides over Ellis Park a sprawling mansion on Long Island s North Shore It is 1951 as the jazz bands play and the ever-present houseguests waft into the ballroom the war seems much farther away than a mere six years However Oscar is tormented by his own questionable wartime dealings--and embroiled in a drama involving late-night meetings with an official with whom he speaks German He is also haunted by memories of Christine his great love who after the war sailed to Shanghai he has no idea of the murky moral depths into which she has fallen One of Oscar s frequent houseguests Marilyn a photographer who spent the war years in England has moved in to Ellis Park for the summer and is working on a book of her wartime photography Marilyn reminds Oscar of Christine he finds refuge late at night sitting beside her in the pristine photographic studio he built in a basement area deep beneath the sumptuous brightly lit rooms above Oscar suspects that Marilyn married to Simon has embarked on an affair with the adventurous Barnaby a swashbuckling character whose far-flung wanderings included a long stint in Shanghai where Barnaby himself had been involved with Christine The narrative unfolds through the three different points of view of Oscar Christine and Marilyn in locations on three continents--Long Island Shanghai and London A Mind of Winter is a complex page-turning literary psychological thriller which takes up a rich array of themes the ways in which we choose our beliefs and build our lives around them the self-deceptive shadings that undulate within the moral ambiguities of being an artist and the ways in which socio-historical circumstances inevitably bite into and shape personal identity and destiny
By David Unger. 2011
Evoking both Kafka and Conrad Unger s character study of a broken man in a culture broken by a… ravenous corporation makes compelling reading --Booklist Unger does a great job with fish-out-of-water situations as protagonist Samuel s travails--sometimes Kafkaesque sometimes Laurel and Hardy--nicely pit his timidity against his growing desperation --Publishers Weekly David Unger s tale utterly seduces with its mix of the exotic and the familiar --Toronto Star Unger s rendering of human contradiction is masterful for in the space of Samuel s four days of awe Unger reveals life s slippery terms of engagement in all their complexity with a clarity that still contains compassion We can be grateful for the message of this wondrous book despite our fears even the least heroic among us can find the will to go forward --Literature and Arts of the AmericasIn 1938 as Samuel Berkow s tramp steamer from Germany approaches Puerto Barrios Guatemala he is full of hope that he will be able to remake his life in the new world Part character study and part riveting narrative of a German Jew escaping the Nazis this novel provides its own mix of Franz Kafka Joseph Conrad and Louis-Ferdinand C line as Samuel stumbles to get his footing in a hostile setting David Unger was born in Guatemala City in 1950 and now lives in Brooklyn NY He is the author of two previous novels and a story collection He has translated sixteen books into English including works by Nicanor Parra Silvia Molina Elena Garro Barbara Jacobs Mario Benedetti and Rigoberta Mench He is considered one of Guatemala s major living writers even though he writes exclusively in English
By Avi. 2001
World War II is on everyone's mind and in every headline, and Howie Crispers has a hunch that his school… principal is a spy. With a little snooping around, Howie finds out something even more alarming. Principal Lomister may not be a spy, but he is plotting to get rid of Howie's favorite teacher. Howie's dad is fighting Nazis overseas, and his mom is working hard to support the war effort, so Miss Gossim is the only person Howie can depend on. With the help of his friends, and a plan worthy of radio show superhero Captain Midnight, Howie intends to save Miss Gossim!
By Chris Ryan. 2018
The attack dog had its jaws clamped round the target s forearm and had sunk its teeth into his flesh… Danny could see the dark stain of blood through his night-vision goggles The screaming had stopped The target was staring blindly into the darkness but he clearly knew there were armed men approaching him Helmand Province Afghanistan The Taliban are on the rise A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets It is bloody violent relentless work suitable only for the Regiment s most skilled and ruthless head hunters Like Danny Black But when Danny joins the kill team he learns that Taliban militants are not his only problem There are elements within the British Army who want to bring the SAS to book And there are elements within the SAS who have their crosshairs on Danny himself Framed for a sickening war crime Danny finds himself hunted in a brutal dangerous terrain where his wits training and strength may not be enough to survive And in a world where his enemies are closer than he could have imagined he must do whatever it takes to get to the truth If he fails it will mean the end not only of Danny Black but of the SAS itself
By Chris Ryan. 2015
Danny Black is a lone wolf on an unofficial mission He is in the deserts of East… Africa looking for his old comrade in arms Spud wounded in their last mission and now missing A wounded British solder is a commodity in these parts Danny recruits a grizzled ex-Blade to help him encounters an ex-Mossad mercenary who is part of the supply chain and heads for a showdown with a small Somali army led by most-wanted Islamist militant Abu Bakr In the heat of battle Danny discovers he is not the lone wolf he thought he was He begins to wonder as so many soldiers have before him is he just a pawn in a greater game
By Chris Ryan. 2018
Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6 until a terrible mistake cost him his job … Now he s a desperate man living on past glories and struggling to make ends meet Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down the new President of the United States But when Street tries to cash in on this discovery he finds himself pursued by a Russian snatch squad Strike Back hero John Porter and Regiment renegade John Bald are recruited by their handler to head to Washington D C Their mission find Street before the Russians What begins as a routine exfiltration quickly descends into a brutal struggle and the ex-SAS legends will need to use all of their fighting instincts to stay alive A startling revelation that leads from the White House to the Kremlin threatens to trigger a new global conflict
By Taylor Anderson. 2018
The crew of a WWII destroyer face their greatest challenge yet as they try to survive in a strange new… world in the next thrilling book in the New York Times bestselling series Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker Ever since their ship was transported to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik the Walker has been taking a pounding With Walker out of commission for repairs Reddy takes command of a different ship and joins a desperate battle to block the Grik swarm Meanwhile the humans and their allies face a deadly second front in the Republic to the south All of Reddy s forces are committed and there s no turning back Either they ll win--or lose--everything