Hellfire

By James Holland

Jack Tanner's battle takes him to the treacherous sands of the North African desert.

August, 1942. North Africa. The barren region battle hangs within the stability. even supposing their retreat has eventually been halted, morale within the British military is at all-time low. whilst the commander of the 8th military, normal Gott, is killed, apparently foul play is at paintings. An impenetrable Axis undercover agent circuit might be compromising any wish the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide.

Jack Tanner, improving from wounds in a Cairo health center, is astonished to obtain a battlefield fee with the intention to propel him right into a very assorted global while he returns to motion. healthy once again, he unearths himself dealing with the whole onslaught of Rommel's most recent offensive.

In its aftermath, Tanner and his trusty sidekick Sykes are recruited to paintings at the back of the Axis traces in a determined try to take the struggle to the Nazis. yet the murky international of subterfuge, deceit and homicide they locate themselves 1000000 miles clear of the certainties of the battlefield and by some means they have to realize who they could belief within the cat-and-mouse international of counter-espionage.

Hellfire sees Tanner struggling with his approach via his most deadly event but -- person who takes him from the darkish backstreets of Cairo to the open Mediterranean and at last to at least one of the decisive clashes of the full struggle -- the conflict of Alamein.

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Into the Quagmire: Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War

By Brian VanDeMark

In November of 1964, as Lyndon Johnson celebrated his landslide victory over Barry Goldwater, the govt of South Vietnam lay in a shambles. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor defined it as a rustic beset by way of "chronic factionalism, civilian-military suspicion and mistrust, absence of nationwide spirit and motivation, loss of solidarity within the social constitution, loss of adventure within the behavior of government." almost not anyone within the Johnson management believed that Saigon may defeat the communist insurgency--and but via July of 1965, an insignificant 9 months later, they'd lock the U.S. on a direction towards enormous army intervention which might eventually ruin Johnson's presidency and polarize the yank people.
Into the Quagmire offers a heavily rendered, virtually daily account of America's deepening involvement in Vietnam in the course of these an important 9 months. Mining a wealth of lately opened fabric on the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and in other places, Brian VanDeMark vividly depicts the painful unfolding of a countrywide tragedy. We meet an LBJ perpetually petrified of a conservative backlash, which he felt may doom his nice Society, an not sure and stricken chief grappling with the undesirable burden of Vietnam; George Ball, a maverick on Vietnam, whose conscientiously reasoned (and, looking back, strikingly prescient) stand opposed to escalation was once discounted by way of Rusk, McNamara, and Bundy; and Clark Clifford, whose last-minute attempt at a pivotal assembly at Camp David didn't dissuade Johnson from doubling the variety of floor troops in Vietnam. What comes throughout strongly through the booklet is the deep pessimism of the entire significant individuals as issues grew worse--neither LBJ, nor Bundy, nor McNamara, nor Rusk felt convinced that issues may increase in South Vietnam, that there has been any average likelihood for victory, or that the South had the desire or the power to be triumphant opposed to the North. And but deeper into the quagmire they went.
no matter if describing a demanding war of words among George Ball and Dean Acheson ("You goddamned previous bastards," Ball stated to Acheson, "you ring a bell in me of not anything quite a bit as a number of buzzards sitting on a fence and letting the younger males die") or corrupt politicians in Saigon, VanDeMark offers readers with the whole style of nationwide coverage within the making. extra very important, he sheds larger mild on why the US grew to become entangled within the morass of Vietnam.

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American Reich

By Todd Pliss

American Reich
Genre: technological know-how fiction/thriller

Log Line: A professor sends a graduate scholar again in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, simply to discover her activities have unintentional consequences.

WHAT IF HITLER WON?

FOR speedy free up – Todd Colby Pliss vividly imagines the nightmarish situation of a professor who sends a scholar again in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, in basic terms to discover her activities have unintentional outcomes, together with his new novel, American Reich, now to be had on Amazon.com.

Wayne Goldberg, graduate scholar at NYU, is requested through his physics professor, Dr. Lisa Hoffmann, to forestall by means of her lab and is proven an odd contraption that he's proficient is certainly a operating time computer. After convincing Wayne of its validity, through sending him again to the Hindenburg in brief, he consents to be despatched again in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, through slipping poison into his celebratory drink, at the evening he turned Chancellor of Germany. After finishing the challenge, Wayne arrives again in 2012. Dr. Hoffmann doesn’t realize her graduate pupil. ny urban has turn into New Berlin urban and the U.S. a part of the German Unified Territories. Wayne needs to determine the way to re-write background as soon as again.

“I've constantly been attracted to history's nice what-ifs, and the best 'what-if' is probably going the query of what might have occurred had Germany prevailed in international conflict . it really is attention-grabbing, but in addition scary to contemplate what may have been.” says Pliss.

About Todd Colby Pliss
Todd Colby Pliss is a novelist, screenwriter and instructor. considering moving to la from his local new york, manhattan, Todd, who holds instructing credentials within the social sciences, possesses a fondness for historical past and its attention-grabbing characters and is the writer of the historic novel, “The merely residing guy With A gap in His Head”. Todd has written and directed the award-winning brief movies, Execution at County penitentiary and Einstein's mind.

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Hattin 1187: Saladin's Greatest Victory (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

By David Nicolle

In 1187, Christian Europe was once shaken by means of occasions within the heart East. This quantity tells the tale of these momentous months - the crusade resulting in the Muslim trap of Jerusalem after the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin the place, in a day working conflict at the waterless plateau among Saffuriya and Tiberias, underneath a burning sunlight, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian military. The catastrophe at Hattin led to the cave in of the dominion of Jerusalem and sparked the 3rd campaign less than Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This ebook examines Hattin intimately and appears on the results of the battle.

The such a lot decisive conflict within the historical past of the crusades used to be fought on 3-4 July 1187 west of Tiberias in what's modern day Israel. within the overdue 12th century, besides the fact that, this was once a part of the Christian nation of Jerusalem governed via man of Lusgnan which used to be threatened via Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, recognized to western historians as Saladin. He had invaded the dominion of Jerusalem and laid siege to town of Tiberias to attract the Christian military into conflict. Raymond of Tripoli and Balian of Ibelin instructed that Tiberias, which Saladin couldn't carry for any size of time, be deserted. either those males have been 'poulains', Franks born within the east who knew their enemy good and had a lifetime's adventure of struggle within the Levant; certainly it was once Raymond's spouse Eschiva who was once protecting Tiberias. Their wiser council used to be rejected in favour of the recommendation of guys like Reynald of Chatillon and Gerard de Ridefort to assault the Saracens. those males have been western knights who despised the Franks of the east as effete and susceptible. Their event of Levantine struggle was once restricted, even though, and the crusade proved disastrous. In a working day conflict at the waterless plateau among Saffuriya and Tiberias, underneath a burning solar, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian military. The catastrophe at Hattin ended in the cave in of the dominion of Jerusalem and sparked off the 3rd campaign lower than Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This booklet examines Hattin intimately and appears on the effects of the battle.

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Trench Warfare: 1850-1950

By Anthony Saunders

Even supposing many books were released in regards to the Western entrance, few of them glance past the good conflict to contemplate trench struggle in a much wider historic context. Trench conflict used to be now not an aberration of the Western entrance. to the contrary, it used to be a watershed in a better upheaval in conflict which began within the 1850s and persisted well past the 1st international conflict. This publication examines how trench conflict used to be fought, learning the Crimea, American Civil battle and eastern conflict 1904-05. He appears to be like at how the Western entrance of 1914-18 differed from the ditch battling of the second one international warfare and the Korean conflict.

The e-book examines the evolution of trench war, technologically and tactically, from the Crimean battle to the Korean battle, within which time advancements in army expertise usually complicated some distance past tactical considering. Trench struggle 1850 – 1950 discusses the influence of trench war on army considering and considers how the stalemate of the Western entrance was once triumph over. Emergency applied sciences, from the hand grenade to the tank, are mentioned to focus on their effect on trench struggle and, eventually, on war as a complete. Tactically, trench struggle resulted in the improvement of the concept that of deep conflict which used to be later hired by way of the purple military within the moment international struggle.

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Dies: A Sentence

By Vanessa Place

Defined by means of John Witte of the Northwest evaluate as “a surprise of sustained synergy,” and via writer Jim Krusoe as “dizzyingly complex,” Place’s unmarried 117-page sentence unmoors time and area as its legless narrator recounts the struggle trip that has lead him to his ultimate aspect of ultimate fact, subsequent to an armless guy making stew. As poet and student Susan McCabe says in her advent, “Roll over, pricey Whitman. Here’s our new original.”

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The White Witch of the South Seas (Gregory Sallust Book 11)

By Dennis Wheatley

'Before there has been James Bond, there has been Gregory Sallust.' Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com
The White Witch of the South Seas is the 11th in Dennis Wheatley's bestselling Gregory Sallust sequence that includes the debonair secret agent Gregory Sallust, a forerunner to Ian Fleming's James Bond.

A spellbinding tale of experience and intrigue instructed within the actual Wheatley culture, that includes Gregory Sallust who, while traveling Rio de Janeiro, turns into drawn into perilous motion. situation results in him turning into the buddy of a tender South Seas Rajah, Ratu James Omboluku, there to safe finance to get better treasure from a sunken send mendacity off the island he ideas; and he intends to exploit this treasure for the betterment of his people.

But others, led via the unscrupulous Pierre Lacost, also are making plans to get better the treasure, and it's not lengthy ahead of Gregory, having an affair with the passionate Manon de Bois-Tracy, reveals himself surrounded by way of homicide, magic, blackmail, kidnapping and a few of the main ruthless thugs he has ever encountered.

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Trafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning Victory (Campaign)

By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's decisive victory over the mixed fleets of France and Spain on 21 October 1805 of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) is still one of many maximum naval triumphs in background. Off Cape Trafalgar, 27 British and 33 Franco-Spanish ships pounded one another in an epic four-hour fight on whose end result rested not anything under Britain's safety opposed to Napoleonic invasion. Nelson's outstanding strategies, inspiring management and the very best education and morale of his crews left his rivals shattered in a savage come upon that not just marked the final nice conflict fought within the age of sail, yet ushered in a century of British naval mastery.

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The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

By Angeliki E. Laiou, Roy Parviz Mottahedeh

The essays during this quantity reveal that at the jap beaches of the Mediterranean there have been wealthy, variegated, and demanding phenomena linked to the Crusades, and complete realizing of the importance of the circulation and its impression on either the East and West needs to take those phenomena under consideration.

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The Second Crusade 1148: Disaster outside Damascus (Campaign)

By David Nicolle

After the autumn of the crusader nation of Edessa, the Pope referred to as for a brand new campaign in 1145. This new crusade through the Christian west opposed to the forces of jap Islam may culminate within the 1148 siege of Damascus, then the capital urban of an Islamic country that have been pleasant in the direction of the crusaders. regardless of the sooner successes for the crusaders at Antioch and Jerusalem, and the susceptible fortifications round Damascus, the siege proved a depressing and embarrassing failure for the western armies. The siege used to be deserted quickly after it had begun and the crusaders retreated. This defeat surprised the Christian global and dealt a critical blow to the arrogance of the crusading armies, whereas bolstering the morale in their enemies.

Utilizing various illustrations and full-color paintings, medieval conflict specialist David Nicolle analyzes the often-debated battles round Damascus, explaining how the domination of the encircling geographical region by way of the Islamic forces grew to become the decisive issue, and the way the besieging crusading forces came upon themselves less than siege. He additionally appears to be like on the campaign within the higher context of the conflict among East and West and explains how the second one campaign proved a turning aspect during this ongoing struggle.

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