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The Best Part About Dying By Joel Reiff
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Imprisoned in an asylum and abandoned by the government he once served, war veteran Parsons Prefontaine escapes to avenge the murder of his best friend and brother in arms. Violence to him is like a... More > bullet to a gun. Leland Prefontaine, methodical and introspective, has only eight days to derail the budget hearings that fund the covert operations that robbed him of the past fifteen years of his life. Each man seeks his own justice. They are bound by two horrific incidents; one when Leland was nine years old and a second when Parsons served in war-torn Somalia. A pair of brash covert ops vie to take Prefontaine down; an obstinate reporter seeks to know his secrets, while a forgotten war veteran holds the key to solving the puzzle. The two Prefontaines are relentless forces pulling in opposite directions. But, only one can prevail…because Parsons and Leland are the same man.< Less
This Angry Land By Terence Strong
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For 14 years he has kept the demons at bay. The former SAS sergeant from Ulster has renounced the gun. With help from the bottle and a village girl, he now devotes his life to others in war-torn... More > Mozambique. But as the terror spreads, he must fight again. Plunged into the savage cauldron of Africa’s killing fields, he must confront two pitiless enemies… ‘Relentless energy from a man who knows his tradecraft, survival skills, muzzle velocities and conspiracy theory as well as anyone in the business’ THE GUARDIAN ‘Belongs to the action-man school of writing, backed up by hands-on research’ THE TIMES A UNHCR Seminar Selection New York 1993< Less
City of Gold: People who made their home and history in Cagayan de Oro By Ann Gorra
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CITY OF GOLD gives the readers a view of Cagayan de Oro's history through the stories of people who have madE the place their home. Read about the local Boy Scout who crossed paths with General... More > Douglas MacArthur, one of the icons of WW II, at the Cagayan de Oro port; the young girl who witnessed the 97-kilometer Bataan Death March and later emerged as one of Cagayan de Oro's most influential women; the trader who fled war-torn Jolo, settled in our city and became a successful shirt designer; the inventor of the ubiquitous motorela; "Lady Love," the first female DJ of the city's first live FM radio; and many others. Cagayan de Oro is no ordinary city because of these extraordinary people. And they tell us their fascinating stories in the CITY OF GOLD.< Less
Three Years in the Confederate Horse Artillery (selections) By George M. Neese
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Historical narrative. Charlottesville, war-torn, one hundred forty years ago. The motives of those who wore gray. A Private, a common soldier. Yet eloquent and captivating prose of home and friends... More > and family, of defining sense of duty, and of mortal combat. Private Neese’s memoirs shine light on Charlottesville’s rich history. Snapshots of the buildings, the streets, the mountainsides, and the people who lived here, and who fought and died here. Neese felt no animosity for the enemy, no glee in bloodshed. A warrior poet, he experienced homesickness, melancholy, happiness, satisfaction, mournfulness, hunger, aggravation, camaraderie and fatigue. In these memoirs he forged a bridge across time to leave in today’s reader a new and appreciably different perspective of Charlottesville. —Michael Waitz, USAF. by George M. Neese, introduced by Henry D. Molumphy, former officer of the United Nations< Less
The State of Libya After Gadhafi By Liam Carman
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The State of Libya after Gadhafi. A Book on Libya, the entire history of Libyan War aftermath, how is Libya copping without Gadhafi Civil wars most frequently occur in states that lack the resources... More > necessary to sustain the basic institutions of governance and provide public services. Libya, however, was wealthy in comparison with many other war-torn countries. Relatively high levels of per capita income made it look like a good candidate for an easy post-conflict transition, and economic activity was widely expected to return rapidly after the war. This, in turn, was expected to facilitate a stable transition to peace and lessen the financial burden on international donors. In theory, Libya should have been well placed to foot the bill for its own reconstruction. Wealth and a fairly well-educated population promised opportunities for productive employment that itself would facilitate rebel disarmament and reintegration. A Book on Libya.< Less
Yardbird By Lynn Johansen
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Yardbird is how Ed Johansen referred to himself in some of the letters he sent home to the family from boot camp in 1942. At the time the definition fit him: yardbird. n. Slang. An untrained military... More > recruit. This is a book of letters and photos that Ed sent home to his family and fiance. As I read them, I was enchanted with the world that my dad described… a world at war, his hopes of making it as an officer in the Army, his description of the training he went through: "...a section of land we have to crawl over with land mines exploding all around us and machine guns firing over us…", his worries about his younger brother who is serving in the Air Force and his life in the 755th Railway Battalion. Illustrated with his own photographs of the country and the men he served with in war-torn Europe, I think you will find this collection of letters and photos as fascinating as I did.< Less
Robin and The Rubicelle Fusiliers By William Forde
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When countries wage war on each other, there are no winners. The price of all war is paid for with the blood of people, soldiers and civilians, adult, child and creatures alike. In times of... More > struggle, a war-torn country, which is being heavily bombed by a more powerful invader often finds itself bonded in greater unity of purpose and with a greater instinct for survival than one might imagine. England experienced such during the Second World War years of 1939 - 1945. This story is set in the period of The Second World War. It is written from a traditional English and British perspective. Its purpose is not to glorify war, but to offer the reader, both young and older, an opportunity to feel what it was like for a man, woman or child to live through and to provide a flavour of the English Nationalism that prevailed then and since.< Less
The Escapee By Aswin Lizen
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Aswin Lizen’s first published novel The Escapee has broken all barriers for what a sixteen-year-old should be able to do. With his authentic writing style and brilliant use of combining fact... More > with fiction, he has created a stupendous piece of literary work. This is the story of two Syrian families fleeing their war-torn city, searching for a better life in Turkey. Their lives take a turn for the worse. They have to overcome hardships and challenges to stay together and keep each other alive. The pages are filled with emotion and excitement. Lizen creates numerous amiable characters that you learn to understand and love. This thrilling novel keeps your attention and preoccupies your thoughts well after the novel has ended. This is a must read novel, from a must read author. Just impeccable!< Less
Yardbird By Lynn Johansen
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Yardbird is how Ed Johansen referred to himself in some of the letters he sent home to the family from boot camp in 1942. At the time the definition fit him: yardbird. n. Slang. An untrained military... More > recruit. This is a book of letters and photos that Ed sent home to his family and fiance. As I read them, I was enchanted with the world that my dad described… a world at war, his hopes of making it as an officer in the Army, his description of the training he went through: "...a section of land we have to crawl over with land mines exploding all around us and machine guns firing over us…", his worries about his younger brother who is serving in the Air Force and his life in the 755th Railway Battalion. Illustrated with his own photographs of the country and the men he served with in war-torn Europe, I think you will find this collection of letters and photos as fascinating as I did.< Less
Crimson Hunger By Anan Tello
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Back from the grave, Ian develops an unusual disorder. He is haunted by an eerie woman and a hunger for the blood of one person: his best friend... and murderer? He leaves London in 2014 and sets... More > off on a treacherous journey in war-torn Syria to quench his thirst for revenge. In Damascus, he meets Ada, a struggling, peculiar Syrian artist, who promises to help him find peace but gets unwillingly trapped in his vindictive quest. The journey takes an unexpected turn and Ian and Ada fall prey to savage human traffickers and drug dealers with whom Syria is infested. They manage to escape at times but end in the hands of an international drug lord who has a personal interest in them. Ian continues to be haunted by his hunger for blood and revenge. How will his journey end and what will become of him and his companion?< Less