Battle Stations

Battle Stations
Author: Irving Greenfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2020
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1913518639

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Battle Stations

Battle Stations
Author: Roger Jewett
Publsiher: Signet Book
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1988
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0451155971

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Four very different young men experience blazing sea battles and passionate on-shore love affairs while in the U.S. Navy during World War II

The Neptune Strategy

The Neptune Strategy
Author: John J. Gobbell
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2005-11-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312988400

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When his destroyer is attacked by Japanese dive bombers, Commander Todd Ingram is inadvertently thrown overboard and rescued by a Japanese submarine. By the author of When Duty Whispers Low and Code for Tomorrow. Reprint.

Price of Exit

Price of Exit
Author: Tom Marshall
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780307758125

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"The risk of a fatal catastrophe was constant. The NVA was the enemy, but the ultimate opponent was, quite simply, death. . . ." For assault helicopter crews flying in and around the NVA-infested DMZ, the U.S. pullout from Vietnam in 1970-71 was a desperate time of selfless courage. Now former army warrant officer Tom Marshall of the Phoenix, C Company, 158th Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne, captures the deadly mountain terrain, the long hours flown under enormous stress, the grim determination of hardened pilots combat-assaulting through walls of antiaircraft fire, the pickups amid exploding mortar shells and hails of AK fire, the nerve-racking string extractions of SOG teams from North Vietnam. . . . And, through it all, the rising tension as helicopter pilots and crews are lost at an accelerating pace. It is no coincidence that the Phoenix was one of the most highly decorated assault helicopter units in I Corps. For as the American departure accelerated and the enemy added new, more powerful antiaircraft weapons, the helicopter pilots, crew chiefs, and gunners paid the heavy price of withdrawal in blood. For more than 30 Percent of Tom Marshall's 130 helicopter-school classmates, the price of exit was their lives. . . .

Pacific Glory

Pacific Glory
Author: P. T. Deutermann
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-03-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429968034

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A thrilling, multi-layered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war Marsh, Mick, and Tommy were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man desperately in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. Glory, now Tommy's widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal through Midway to a climactic showdown at Leyte Gulf. And Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded. Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is a dynamic new direction for an acclaimed thriller writer. One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

Blood Red Sea

Blood Red Sea
Author: Jack Hayes
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2013-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1494709678

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The year is 1944. After five hard-fought years, the Allies are close to victory. But Germany still has one last secret - and one that could still turn the war in its favour. Travelling on a U-boat to Japan is a highly explosive uranium bomb, the first of its kind. But why are the Nazis giving such a precious weapon to the Japanese? And where might the Japanese use it? In London, Special Operations Executive Captain Maddox is given a simple task. Stop the U-boat at all costs. A British, French and American team is assembled for the mission. They will strike a mysterious island controlled by the Nazis where the U-boat is scheduled to stop. But nothing about this job is what it appears to be. The British, the French and the Americans all have their own agendas -- and so do the Germans. And none of them involve Captain Maddox making it to the end of the war alive. 'Blood Red Sea' is a full-throttle World War Two thriller that combines meticulous research with gripping story-telling to create a memorable tale of action and adventure. It is perfect for fans of Jack Higgins and Alistair MacLean. 'An explosive action thriller that throws new light on WWII'.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'The Dante Conspiracy'. Jack Hayes is an author and journalist living in London.

A Code For Tomorrow

A Code For Tomorrow
Author: John J. Gobbell
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2002-02-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312971427

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Navy Lieutenant Commander Todd Ingram fights the Japanese during the Battles of Cape Esperance and the Santa Cruz Islands, while his girlfriend Helen is trapped on Mindanao.

I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim
Author: Terry Hayes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-12-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781439177730

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Pilgrim is the code name for a world class and legendary secret agent. His adversary is known only as the Saracen. As a young boy, the Saracen saw his dissident father beheaded in a Saudi Arabian public square, creating a burning desire to destroy the special relationship between the US and the Kingdom. When a woman's body is found in a seedy hotel near Ground Zero, the techniques are pulled from a cult classic of forensic science that Pilgrim wrote under a pen name. In offering the NYPD assistance with the case, Pilgrim gets pulled back into the intelligence underground.

When Duty Whispers Low

When Duty Whispers Low
Author: John J. Gobbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2020-02-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1951249887

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The US Navy has won Guadalcanal. But a brilliant Japanese admiral will stop at nothing to get it back.

The Commodore

The Commodore
Author: P. T. Deutermann
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250091758

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P. T. Deutermann's previous novels of the US Navy in World War II - Pacific Glory, Ghosts of Bungo Suido, and Sentinels of Fire - have been acclaimed by reviewers and readers for their powerful drama and authentic detail. In The Commodore, the Navy in 1942-1943 is fighting a losing battle against Japan for control of the Solomon Islands. Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey is tasked to change the course of the war. Halsey, a maverick, goes on the offensive and appoints a host of new destroyer commanders, including a wild-card named Harmon Wolf. An American Indian from a Minnesota reservation, Wolf has never fit in with the traditional Navy officer corps. But under Halsey, Wolf's aggressive tactics and gambling nature bring immediate results, and he is swiftly promoted to Commodore of an entire destroyer squadron. What happens next will change Wolf's life, career, and the fate of his ships forever. An epic story of courage, disaster, survival, and triumph that culminates in the pivotal battle of Vela Gulf, The Commodore is a masterful novel of an unlikely military hero.

Blacksmith

Blacksmith
Author: Alex Pole
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-11-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781787136465

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Born from fire and forge, Blacksmith is an exploration into the life and practices of the modern smith, and the history and folklore of this ancient art. Alex Pole guides the uninitiated on a journey from apprentice to master. Celebrating tools and traditions, from the humble nail to the history of the axe, he shares his passion and wealth of knowledge as a blacksmith to allow you a glimpse behind the steam- and smoked-filled scenes of life at the forge. Through sparks, fire and heat, delve into fascinating detail about the technique and skill that is required to master this age-old trade, and in the process discover a new appreciation of everyday objects and the people who bring them into existence. Beautifully designed and richly illustrated, Blacksmith is an essential guide to this timeless craft.

Tempered Steel

Tempered Steel
Author: Hunter Goforth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-04-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1521147167

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In a hidden control room a group of young technicians prepare missiles for launch. North Korea has deemed it politically necessary to reunite all of Korea under its flag, but to do so it must ensure there will be no retaliation from South Korea's allies - primarily the United States. Using a stockpile of small nuclear devices it has secretly purchased or developed over the years, the North strikes, not to kill, but to cripple. The United States cannot be killed, but it can be turned off.Retired Navy Commander Roger Hammond is eating out when he sees one of the warheads explode high in the atmosphere. Almost instantly everything around him goes dark. All around him nothing electronic works. People try to turn things on, but nothing happens. Even their watches stop working. Realizing what just happened Hammond decides to do something about it. He must get back in the service and do his part. Making his way to Washington, he enlists the aid of an old friend who is the Naval Liaison at the White House. Realizing that modern equipment is no longer available, Hammond looks for other tools which are still usable, but not effected by the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear explosion. Working with his friends in Washington, Hammond gets the ball rolling and helps get the services started again. Ultimately he is given command of one of the most powerful ships afloat, and creates a set of events which steers the United States out of the dark to victory over the North Koreans. Private Dale Ricks is a part of the peacekeeping force standing watch at the Demilitarized Zone in Korea when enemy troops swarm across the boarder, overrunning his small unit. He and his sergeant find themselves surrounded and behind enemy lines. Frightened and confused at first, Ricks quickly overcomes his fears. The two men work their way back through the lines, picking up others on their way, and then lead the efforts to slow the progress of the enemy forces until the United States and its allies can muster the forces to take the small country back. During the process Ricks changes from being a rookie into a man of action.In the fires of conflict, the true nature of men and nations are forged. They become Tempered Steel.

Excession

Excession
Author: Iain M. Banks
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2008-09-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780748110001

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The fifth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist

She Matters

She Matters
Author: Susanna Sonnenberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781439190616

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The New York Times called Susanna Sonnenberg “immensely gifted,” and Vogue, “scrupulously unsentimental.” Entertainment Weekly described Sonnenberg’s Her Last Death as “a bracing memoir about growing up rich and glamorous with a savagely inappropriate mother.” Now, Sonnenberg, with her unflinching eye and uncanny wisdom, has written a compulsively readable book about female friendship. T he best friend who broke up with you. The older girl at school you worshipped. The beloved college friend who changed. The friend you slept with. The friend who betrayed you. The friend you betrayed. Companions in travel, in discovery, in motherhood, in grief; the mentor, the model, the rescuer, the guide, the little sister. These have been the women in Susanna Sonnenberg’s life, friends tender, dominant, and crucial after her reckless mother gave her early lessons in womanhood. Searing and superbly written, Sonnenberg’s She Matters: A Life in Friendships illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired, and haunted her—and sometimes torn her apart. Each has its own lessons that Sonnenberg seeks to understand. Her method is investigative and ruminative; her result, fearlessly observed portraits of friendships that will inspire all readers to consider the complexities of their own relationships. This electric book is testimony to the emotional significance of the intense bonds between women, whether shattered, shaky, or unbreakable.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1997-05-17
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 039307661X

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"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.