THE GRAY MAIDEN: Three Thousand Years in the Life of a Sword by Arthur Smith

By Arthur Smith

This is the tale of the sword, grey Maiden.

It used to be cast with magic and secret within the dim beginnings of time. It observed the increase of Greece, and the crowning of Alexander’s fortunes. It was once witness to either the majesty and the decay of Rome. It led the frenzy of Islam. It knew the glories and the agonies of the outdated global, and the delivery pangs of the hot.

For generations it lay hidden in tombs or burial mounds, or hung in grim solitude upon the partitions of armories. but, every time males became to conflict, keen fingers reached for it—its shining blade vibrant within the van of battle—for the grey Maiden had a mystery energy. the guy who held it may possibly now not be killed via the other blade.

As a few medieval proprietor scratched within the difficult, grey metal:

Grey Maide males hail Mee
Deathe doth Notte fail Mee

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The Struggle Trilogy by Nelson Lowhim,Jalyn Ely

By Nelson Lowhim,Jalyn Ely

this is often the sequel to "The fight" word that this ebook has Arabic interspersed within the prose.
"The fight is familiar with now not the common sense of morals" is an Arabic saying.
A guy, Walid, lives in Baghdad, the place bombs tear aside markets and flesh, americans shoot at an individual who crosses them and the police are too scared to prevent murderers because the streets run crimson with blood. Walid needs to safeguard his kin, his local, from this onslaught of violence. yet how? He makes a decision to exploit his brains and gun.
As a outcome, he dives into the underbelly of a urban within the throes of civil warfare. scuffling with different Iraqis and the americans, Walid needs to work out how one can dwell only one extra day.
Mohammad, Walid's youth spouse, makes a decision to promote out his pal to get own justice.
Qassem, an Iranian, knowledgeable to paintings within the shadows for Tehran, performs with men's lives to accomplish his goals.
Douglass, an American soldier, dutifully incorporates out his mission.
Everyone fights to come back out on most sensible, yet no longer them all can continue to exist. Who will make it to work out one other day?
Check out this darkish and sensible novel!

"The fight Trilogy is a must-read for somebody drawn to a standpoint of battle that isn't diluted- yet fairly laid out with conclusions for one to attract all alone- outdoors the variety of the media’s influence."—
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Last Flag Flying by Darryl Ponicsán

By Darryl Ponicsán

Darryl Ponicsán's debut novel The final Detail used to be named the most effective of the yr and greatly acclaimed, catapulting him to status while it used to be first released. the tale of 2 occupation sailors assigned to escort a tender seaman from Norfolk to the naval legal in Portsmouth, New Hampshire—and of the mayhem that ensues—it used to be made into an award-winning motion picture starring Jack Nicholson. final Flag Flying, set thirty-four years after the occasions of The final Detail, brings jointly an analogous cherished characters—Billy Bad-Ass Buddusky, Mule Mulhall, and Meadows—to reprise an analogous trip yet below very varied situations.

Now middle-aged, Meadows seeks out his former captors of their civilian lives to aid him bury his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, in Arlington nationwide Cemetery. while he learns that the gurus have advised him a lie concerning the situations of his son's dying, he makes a decision, with assistance from the 2 others, to move him domestic to Portsmouth. And so starts off the adventure, based round a solemn undertaking yet, as within the first publication, a protest opposed to injustice and social gathering of lifestyles too, without delay irreverent, humorous, profane, and deeply relocating. Last Flag Flying is now a big motion picture, directed via Richard Linklater and starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne.

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Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents by D. Hank Ellison

By D. Hank Ellison

A HazMat group evacuates 5 sq. miles of a urban enterprise district in keeping with a chemical spill. Ten urban blocks away, a police particular reaction workforce kinds a fringe round an place of work development the place a terrorist threatens the discharge of a dangerous chemical agent. in the meantime, paramedics administer first relief to sufferers uncovered to a potential vesicant.

In the real-life international of emergency reaction, not anything is extra the most important to problem body of workers than fast and decisive motion. D. Hank Ellison's Emergency motion for Chemical and organic war Agents tells police, paramedics, and firefighters simply what activities to soak up the development of a situation regarding detrimental fabrics.

The booklet comprises abridged models of the category indices from Ellison's higher Handbook of Chemical and organic war Agents. The indices take care of periods of brokers (nerve, blister, etc.) rather than concentrating on particular brokers. each one index comprises info at the toxicology/health affects, actual features, risks from fireplace or reactivity, defense of group of workers, and normal first reduction for that agent class.

Designed to supply fast entry to severe emergency info on the scene of a free up of chemical or organic war brokers, this convenient box advisor can also be excellent for facilitating the coordination with off-site team of workers who've entry to extra accomplished details in Ellison's higher guide. It differs from its better significant other, although, in that agent particular information, in addition to details on evacuation distances, are indexed in desk structure, making it the perfect instrument for emergency responders deployed within the field.

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West From Yesterday by Randolph Harrison

By Randolph Harrison

Clairborne embraced his mom, then his sister. He took off his broad-brimmed gray hat, swept it downward in his top cavalier salute, became and rode off, no longer as soon as taking a look back.

There’s no turning again in Randolph Carter Harrison’s riveting debut novel, West from Yesterday, the place one man’s flight from the previous might cost him everything.

Tucker Clairborne’s global is shattered through the Civil battle and its awful aftermath whilst his father and brother are killed. anticipated to take over the family’s Virginia plantation, he abandons expectancies and rides west towards the unknown.

This choice plunges Clairborne down a direction outlined through discovery and unexpected dying. Dismayed through his expertise for killing, he reluctantly joins forces with an ex-slave who served within the tenth US Cavalry regiment. jointly, those not going allies input the country’s opposed heartland, confronting Comanche, prejudice and the endless probability of the panorama they need to pass. however the nation-state may possibly turn out the least in their concerns as probability closes in, forcing Clairborne to stand down his demons as soon as and for all.

An adrenaline-pumping experience via an unforgiving land, West from Yesterday brings the Wild West to realistic by no means before.

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Osceola by Thomas R. Stubbs

By Thomas R. Stubbs

it is a tale a couple of 12 12 months outdated boy turning out to be up at the family members domicile at the banks of the Osage River close to the Missouri-Kansas border within the interval in the beginning of the yankee Civil War.  It information the typical occasions within the lifetime of his relatives until eventually their idyllic global is devastated whilst the city of Osceola is pillaged and burned by way of Kansas Jayhawkers. within the weeks that stick with the relatives struggles for survival and eventually flee for security extra north.  The younger boy then enlists within the Union military from a inaccurate quest for solace and revenge.  His provider within the twenty first Missouri Regiment then chronicles the standard lifetime of a typical soldier as he stories the entire horrors of battle within the epic conflict of Shiloh.  He then endures the lengthy and tedious march to Corinth, Mississippi, culminating within the bloody Battles of Iuka and Corinth. 

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Of War and Weddings by Jerry Yellin

By Jerry Yellin

Of battle and Weddings is a relocating and compelling actual tale of sour wartime enemies who locate peace via their kid's marriage. A mysterious strength that weaves its approach into the lives of the Yellin and Yamakawa households finally ends up therapeutic the injuries of conflict and nurturing a legacy of freedom and realizing for the kids of the United States and Japan. We adventure Jerry Yellin's future from youth to retirement. We consider his joys, his loves, and his pains. We event the method of therapeutic because it happens and are moved to find that the legacy of 2 fathers is an inheritance meant for us all.

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Persephone: Thomas Kydd 18 by Julian Stockwin

By Julian Stockwin

Unputdownable naval motion from the grasp of the ocean tale - Julian Stockwin returns with the following installment of motion from Captain Sir Thomas Kydd.

November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd needs to sail to Lisbon to assist the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation within the face of Napoleon's ruthless increase via Iberia. within the chaos of the threatened urban an outdated ardour is reawakened while he meets Persephone Lockwood, a stunning and made up our minds admiral's daughter from his earlier.

But the Royal Family's vacation spot is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it sort of feels Kydd's probability has long gone back. basically later he discovers Persephone has one other suitor - and that, if he desires to win her hand, he needs to input the top echelons of London society.

Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings different duties. The Prince of Wales asks him to take transitority command of the Royal Yacht. crusing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they're being stalked through French privateers. The poor chance of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd name on bold seamanship of the top order.

'In Stockwin's arms the ocean tale will proceed to front readers internationally' (Guardian)

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Vom Himmel in die Hölle - Zeitzeugenbericht eines by Christian Huber

By Christian Huber

Gerhard Ehlert gehört zu den wenigen Überlebenden der Elite-Flugeinheit der Nachtfernaufklärer für den Bereich Russland im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Obwohl er aus einem Elternhaus kommt, das sich gegen das Nazi-Regime ausspricht, meldet er sich freiwillig. 22 Feindflüge besteht er, landet sein Flugzeug oft blind mitten im Nebel. Im Juni 1944 wird er abgeschossen und gerät in russische Kriegsgefangenschaft. Die Zeit in dem Lager wird sein Leben für immer verändern. Dieser Zeitzeugenroman beruht auf den Erinnerungen eines überlebenden deutschen Fliegerleutnants.

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