The Last Battle

The Last Battle
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780007115549

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When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise.

The Last Battle

The Last Battle
Author: Stephen Harding
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780306822094

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The incredible story of the unlikeliest battle of World War II, when a small group of American soldiers joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops May, 1945. Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. The Last Battle tells the nearly unbelievable story of the unlikeliest battle of the war, when a small group of American tankers, led by Captain Lee, joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops seeking to capture Castle Itter and execute the stronghold's VIP prisoners. It is a tale of unlikely allies, startling bravery, jittery suspense, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

The Last Battle

The Last Battle
Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-02-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781439127018

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The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come. The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

The Last Battle

The Last Battle
Author: Peter Hart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780190872984

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Author of The Great War, as well as celebrated accounts of the battles of the Somme, Passchendaele, Jutland, and Gallipoli, historian Peter Hart now turns to World War One's final months. Much has been made of-and written about-August 1914. There has been comparatively little focus on August 1918 and the lead-up to November. Because of the fixation on the Great War's opening moves, and the great battles that followed over the course of the next four years, the endgame seems to come as a stunning anticlimax. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 the guns simply fell silent. The Last Battle definitively corrects this misperception. As Hart shows, a number of factors precipitated the Armistice. After four years of bloodshed, Germany was nearly bankrupt and there was a growing rift between the military High Command and political leadership. But it also remained a determined combatant, and France and Great Britain had equally been stretched to their limits; Russia had abandoned the conflict in the late winter of 1918. However complex the causes of Germany's ultimate defeat, Allied success on the Western Front, as Hart reveals, tipped the scales-the triumphs at the Fifth Battle of Ypres, the Sambre, the Selle, and the Meuse-Argonne, where American forces made arguably their greatest contribution. The offensives cracked the Hindenburg Line and wore down the German resistance, precipitating collapse. Final victory came at great human cost and involved the combined efforts of millions of men. Using the testimony of a range of participants, from the Doughboys, Tommies, German infantrymen, and French poilus who did the fighting, to those in command during those last days and weeks, Hart brings intimacy and sweep to the events that led to November 11, 1918.

The Last Battle of Moytura

The Last Battle of Moytura
Author: Sean Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Sean Fitzgerald
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The book tells of the Fomorian tribe, a feral warrior tribe of Balor of the Evil Eye. This was a time when Gods walked among us. And these were the Gods of chaos and wild nature. Punctured animal patterns and symbols protect these warriors. They wear no clothing in battle, lest they should hide the figures on their bodies which give them protection from death. With each story, it introduces us to the importance of Lugh Lamhfada, the Morrígan, the Dagda and many more. With every single page highly illustrated with Celtic knotwork threaded through images of deities and nature. With the information drawing on archaeological and historical research, as well as literary and oral sources on Celtic deities and rituals.

Captain Ni mat s Last Battle

Captain Ni mat s Last Battle
Author: Mohamed Leftah
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-06-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781635420654

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First published after the author’s death in 2008, this provocative novel charts the late-in-life sexual awakening of a retired air force pilot who begins a dangerous affair with a male servant. Captain Ni’mat, a reservist from the Egyptian army defeated by the Israelis in 1967, finds himself aging and idle, spending his days at a luxurious private club in Cairo with former comrades. One night, Captain Ni’mat has an exquisite, chilling dream: he sees pure beauty in the form of his Nubian valet. Awakened by these searing images, he slips into the hut where the young man sleeps. The vision of his naked body so deeply disturbs Captain Ni’mat that his monotonous existence is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to his wife, he comes to know physical love with his valet. In a country where religious fundamentalism grows increasingly prevalent every day, this forbidden passion will lead him to the height of happiness, at least for a time.

The Last Battle of the Civil War

The Last Battle of the Civil War
Author: Anthony J. Gaughan
Publsiher: LSU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-05-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780807137741

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Seventeen years after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, one final, dramatic confrontation occurred between the Lee family and the United States government. In The Last Battle of the Civil War, Anthony J. Gaughan recounts the fascinating saga of United States v. Lee, known to history as the "Arlington Case." Prior to the Civil War, Mary Lee, Robert E. Lee's wife, owned the estate that Arlington National Cemetery rests on today. After the attack on Fort Sumter, however, the Union army seized the Lees' Arlington home and converted it into a national cemetery as well as a refugee camp for runaway slaves. In 1877 George Washington Custis Lee, Robert and Mary's eldest son, filed suit demanding that the federal government pay the Lees just compensation for Arlington. In response, the Justice Department asserted that sovereign immunity barred Lee and all other private plaintiffs from bringing Fifth Amendment takings cases. The courts, the government claimed, had no jurisdiction to hear such lawsuits. In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court rejected the government's argument. As the majority opinion explained, "All the officers of the government, from the highest to the lowest, are creatures of the law and are bound to obey it." The ruling made clear that the government was legally obligated by the Fifth Amendment to pay just compensation to the Lees. The Court's ruling in United States v. Lee affirmed the principle that the rule of law applies equally to ordinary citizens and high government officials. As the justices emphasized, the Constitution is not suspended in wartime and government officials who violate the law are not beyond the reach of justice. Ironically, the case also represented a watershed on the path of sectional reconciliation. By ruling in favor of the Lee family, the justices demonstrated that former Confederates would receive a fair hearing in the federal courts. Gaughan provides a riveting account of the Civil War's final battle, a struggle whose outcome became a significant step on the path to national reunion.

Weight of Glory

Weight of Glory
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-06-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780061950285

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The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.

Okinawa

Okinawa
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1996-07-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781101196298

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Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.

The Last Battle of Wichita

The Last Battle of Wichita
Author: Stephen E. Paine
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781636611167

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The Last Battle of Wichita By: Stephen E. Paine Set in the chaotic, testosterone-fueled, and sometimes dangerous world of professional wrestling—the last true land of the outlaws in America—The Last Battle of Wichita gives readers an entertaining and sometimes poignant look inside the world's most misunderstood sport. The story opens readers’ eyes to a world of colorful characters living inconceivably complicated existences, shedding blood and narrowly avoiding peril at the hands of zealous fans every night, in order to make a few bucks doing something most of the world views as little more than a fraudulent leftover from the carnival days. But we also see these larger-than-life individuals as real people with families and dreams who suffer pain and battle personal demons…and have a hell of a good time along a road that may come to a dead end at any moment. The story explores powerful themes of fatherhood, family values, failure and redemption, and spiritual awakening. The Last Battle of Wichita follows two men – father and son – both at odds with the tortured souls trapped within their broken and battered bodies. In their stories, separated by thirty-six years, Colt Younger and Joe Lee will head down parallel paths of redemption leading them to discover the one thing that matters most: finding something in life worth fighting for.

Redemption

Redemption
Author: Nicholas Lemann
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-08-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 142992361X

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A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant'ssupport for the emergent structures of black political power. The remorseless strategy of well-financed "White Line" organizations was to create chaos and keep blacks from voting out of fear for their lives and livelihoods. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875. Lemann bases his devastating account on a wealth of military records, congressional investigations, memoirs, press reports, and the invaluable papers of Adelbert Ames, the war hero from Maine who was Mississippi's governor at the time. When Ames pleaded with Grant for federal troops who could thwart the white terrorists violently disrupting Republican political activities, Grant wavered, and the result was a bloody, corrupt election in which Mississippi was "redeemed"—that is, returned to white control. Redemption makes clear that this is what led to the death of Reconstruction—and of the rights encoded in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. We are still living with the consequences.

Nuremberg

Nuremberg
Author: David John Cawdell Irving
Publsiher: World War II Books
Total Pages: 377
Release: 1996
Genre: Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946
ISBN: STANFORD:36105022340629

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Werewolf

Werewolf
Author: Bill Bridges
Publsiher: World of Darkness
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1588468569

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The Last Battle

The Last Battle
Author: Ralph Wetterhahn
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2001
Genre: History
ISBN: 0786708581

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Examines the final military contest of the Vietnam War, relating the hijacking of the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez, the deadly marine raid on a remote Cambodian island to free the ship and its crew, and the fate of three marines left behind after the battle.

The Last Battle of Saraighat

The Last Battle of Saraighat
Author: Rajat Sethi (Political advisor),Shubhrastha
Publsiher: Penguin, Viking
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017
Genre: Assam (India)
ISBN: 0670090271

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With special reference to Assam, India.