US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments (Elite)

By Gordon L. Rottman

From North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, to Normandy and Holland, the conflict of the Bulge, into the center of Nazi Germany, and in addition in jungle battles within the Pacific the parachute infantry regiments have been one of the so much hugely adorned US military devices of worldwide battle II, and among them they observed motion correct internationally. The elite nature of those devices resulted in their being devoted to motion not just within the means that have been meant; their caliber tempted commanders to maintain them within the line longer than their gentle armament justified, they usually have been established to the restrict.

This attractive learn lines the tale of every of the 17 regiments, from their construction and coaching within the united states, via their deployments in a foreign country, to their wrestle jumps and all their battles. It explains their constitution and association, and files their commanding officials and different remarkable personalities, akin to their Medal of Honor recipients. The e-book is illustrated with wartime photos, many formerly unpublished, and with 8 full-color plates detailing the specifics in their uniforms, insignia, and gear practices - which frequently differed from unit to unit. jointly, those plates provide a finished learn of the precise garments and equipment worn through the US Army's parachute forces.

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Flaming Dove

By Daniel Arenson

Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. misplaced on Earth.

The conflict of Armageddon was once ultimately fought... and ended without transparent victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat one another right into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon must have ended with Heaven successful, ushering in an period of peace. that is what the prophecies stated. as an alternative, the 2 armies--one of angels, certainly one of demons--hunker down within the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and equipment up for a protracted warfare with out result in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila does not are looking to take facets. Her mom was once an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from either camps. And but either armies desire her, for together with her combined blood, Laila can turn into the last word spy... or final soldier. because the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's in simple terms struggle is inside of her heart--a fight among her demonic and heavenly blood.

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Afghanistan: The Bear Trap: The Defeat of a Superpower

How did the horrendous scenario in Afghanistan, with all its implications for fresh occasions and the current time, come to go? What used to be the function of the CIA and Pakistani intelligence within the production of what turned the Taliban? What are the results for the long run and classes from the prior for American forces today?

This hugely debatable booklet finds one of many maximum army, political and fiscal secrets and techniques of modern instances. it truly is not anything below the genuine, if marvelous, account of ways Pakistan and america covertly managed the biggest guerrilla battle of the twentieth Century, dealing to the Soviet Russian presence in Afghanistan an army defeat that has end up known as 'Russia's Vietnam'.

This compelling ebook, prepare with nice ability via the army writer, Mark Adkin, is key examining for a person drawn to the reality in the back of the Soviets' Vietnam, and the explanations why, to today, the battle in Afghanistan nonetheless drags on regardless of the victory that the Mujahideen have been denied whilst the Soviets withdrew.

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Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda

By Brian Glyn Williams

Predators is a riveting advent to the murky global of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA’s and U.S. military’s most efficient and arguable killing instruments. Brian Glyn Williams combines coverage research with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and blameless tribal peoples who've been killed within the covert operation—the CIA’s biggest assassination crusade because the Vietnam warfare era—being waged in Pakistan’s tribal areas through handheld remote control plane referred to as drones, or unmanned aerial cars. Having traveled greatly within the Pashtun tribal components whereas operating for the U.S. army and the CIA, Williams explores intimately the hot expertise of airborne assassinations. From miniature Scorpion missiles designed to kill terrorists whereas warding off civilian “collateral harm” to prathrais, the cigarette lighter–size homing beacons spies plant on their unsuspecting pursuits to direct drone missiles to them, the writer describes the drone arsenal in complete. comparing the ethics of designated killings and drone know-how, Williams covers greater than 100 drone moves, interpreting the variety of slain civilians as opposed to the variety of terrorists killed to deal with the claims of antidrone activists. In interpreting the way forward for drone struggle, he finds that the U.S. army is already development extra unmanned than manned aerial automobiles. Predators is helping us weigh the professionals and cons of the drone application in order that we will come to a decision if it is an important strategic asset, a “frenemy,” or a bit of both.

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Coup d'Etat (The War That Came Early, Book Four)

By Harry Turtledove

In 1941, a treaty among England and Germany unravels—and so does a unique international battle II.
 
In Harry Turtledove’s captivating exchange background of worldwide conflict II, the alternatives of fellows and destiny have replaced heritage. Now it's the wintry weather of 1941. because the Germans, with England and France on their facet, slam deep into Russia, Stalin’s bad desktop fights for its lifestyles. however the agreements of global leaders don't contact the hearts of infantrymen. The struggle among Germany and Russia is rocked through males with the braveness to try their weapons in a brand new direction.
 
England is the 1st to be shaken. Following the suspicious dying of Winston Churchill, together with his staunch anti-Nazi perspectives, a small cabal starts to visualize the unthinkable in a state lengthy well-known for respecting the guideline of legislations. With civil liberties putting via a thread, a conspiracy types opposed to the powers that be. what's going to this bold plan suggest for the ecu struggle as a whole?
 
in the meantime, in the USA, a girl who has met Hitler face-to-face urges her countrymen to get up to his evil. in the intervening time, the us is struggling with purely Japan—and the battle isn't going in addition to Washington would prefer. Can Roosevelt maintain his grip at the country’s imagination?
 
Coup d’Etat captures how warfare makes for the strangest of bedfellows. A freethinking Frenchman fights facet by means of aspect with racist Nazis. A Czech unearths himself at the dusty entrance traces of the Spanish Civil conflict, gunning for Germany’s Nationalist allies. A German bomber pilot courts a half-Polish, half-Jewish attractiveness in Bialystock. And the Jews in Germany, even though trapped below Hitler’s fist, are as but safe via his worry of having a look undesirable ahead of the world—and through an outspoken Catholic bishop.
 
along with his extraordinary command of personality, accident, and army and political options, Harry Turtledove maintains a passionate, unrivaled saga of a global warfare II composed of alternative enemies, assorted allies—and hurtling towards a bad second. For a diabolical new weapon is ready to be unleashed, no longer through the us, yet by way of Japan, in a tactic that would surprise the world.

Praise for Coup d’Etat
 
“Turtledove’s masterful presentation of an alternative WWII reaches its fourth quantity with its caliber undiminished. . . . A tribute to [his] commanding skills.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“For enthusiasts of other background, and especially the very hot Turtledove together with his attractive weaponry, conflict strategies, and surroundings information, this tale will fulfill. It units out to entertain . . . and that it does.”—Historical Novels Review
 
“The book’s grand scope and Turtledove’s extraordinary historic wisdom are admirable.”—Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s occupation starts with a hellish summer season at Quantico, after his junior yr at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan simply after Sep 11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon— years later, at the eve of conflict with Iraq. His monstrous ability set places him in entrance of front traces, best twenty-two Marines into the deadliest clash considering Vietnam. He vows to carry all his males domestic correctly, and to take action he’ll want greater than his top-flight schooling. Fick unveils the method that makes Marine officials such mythical leaders and stocks his hard-won insights into the variations among army beliefs and army perform, that can mock these ideals.

In this deeply considerate account of what it’s prefer to struggle on today’s entrance traces, Fick unearths the crushing strain on younger leaders in wrestle. Split-second judgements may have nationwide effects or terrible rapid repercussions, yet hesitation isn’t an alternative. One Bullet Away by no means shrinks from blunt truths, yet eventually it's an inspiring account of getting to know the paintings of war.

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Upsetting the Balance (Worldwar Series, Volume 3)

By Harry Turtledove

Communist China, Japan, Nazi Germany, the USA: they begun global conflict II as mortal enemies. yet by surprise their purely desire for survival--never brain victory--was to unite to forestall a strong foe--one whose scary know-how seemed invincible.

Far worse beings than the Nazis have been free. From Warsaw to Moscow to China's enemy-occupied Forbidden urban, the countries of the realm have been compelled into an uneasy alliance because humanity begun its fight opposed to overwhelming odds. In Britain and Germany, the place the banshee wail of adversarial jets screamed around the land, caches of once-forbidden guns have been unearthed, and unthinkable strategies have been hired opposed to the enemy. Brilliantly leading edge army strategists faced demanding situations remarkable within the background of conflict.

Even as loss of gasoline pressured humans again to horse and carriage, physicists labored feverishly to create the 1st atomic bombs--with frightening effects. urban after urban joined the radioactive pyre because the planet erupted in fiery ruins. but the quandary continued--on land, sea, and within the air--as humanity writhed in international strive against. The strategies of daredevil guerrillas all over grew to become more and more creative opposed to an outstanding foe whose determined retaliation may develop ever extra fearsome.

No one had ever positioned the USA, or the realm, in such lethal chance. but when the carnage and annihilation ever stopped, might there be any items to choose up?

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Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills

By Charles Henderson

The explosive precise tale of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a mythical Marine sniper within the Vietnam War.

There were many Marines. there were many marksmen. yet there has in basic terms been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.

He stalked the Viet Cong in the back of enemy lines—on their very own floor. and every time, he emerged from the jungle having performed his responsibility. His checklist is without doubt one of the most interesting in army heritage, with ninety-three proven kills.

This is the tale of an easy guy who persevered impressive hazards and hardships for his kingdom and his Corps. those are the missions that experience made Carlos Hathcock a legend within the brotherhood of Marines. they're intriguing, robust, chilling—and all true.

INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Quebec 1775: The American invasion of Canada (Campaign)

By Brendan Morrissey

The yank assault on Quebec in 1775 used to be a key episode within the American struggle of Independence (1775-1783). seize of the town may supply the american citizens keep watch over of Canada – a catastrophe for the British. the following crusade concerned a 350-mile trek throughout uninhabited barren region, a determined American assault at the urban of Quebec that left one American common useless and one other wounded, and a British counterattack that culminated in a brutal naval conflict off Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. during this e-book Brendan Morrissey info the occasions of this ferocious fight whose effects may have such momentous results at Saratoga in 1777.

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Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State

"A drastically worthy, insightful learn of the scary unfold of a tradition of demise. Hosken does a very good activity of checking out the yankee response, the failure of the Iraqi management within the kind of Nouri al-Maliki and others, and the way IS has turns into the richest terrorist staff within the world."
—Kirkus studies, (Starred)

One of the ten top Books of September 2015
—The Christian technological know-how video display

In June 2014 Islamic country introduced an fabulous blitzkrieg which observed them grab regulate of a space within the heart East the scale of england. the scoop was once quickly full of their relentless acts of savagery, but not anyone looked as if it would be aware of who they have been or the place they’d come from.

Now BBC reporter Andrew Hosken grants the interior tale on Islamic nation. via wide first-hand reporting, Hosken builds a finished photograph of IS, their brutal ideology and exterminationist equipment. both compelling and frightening, Empire of Fear finds how Islamic kingdom got here to be, explores how they may be defeated and asks a daunting query — in the event that they have been introduced down, may well we cease one other team rising to exchange them?

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