World War II: The Last War Heroes

From D-Day to Berlin with the men and machines that won the war

Author: Stephen Bull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780962045

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5180

The companion volume to the groundbreaking TV series, this book tells the story of the physical, emotional and psychological journey of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Normandy to the ruins of Berlin. In their own words these brave men from Britain, the United States, Canada and Russia tell us what it was like to face the bullets, bombs, mortars, mines and artillery shells of Nazi Germany. Interviews with over 80 soldiers who fought in the conflict, totalling 150 hours, provide a new perspective on the experiences of 1944–45. Building on the high-speed, multi-camera filming of World War II weapons and munitions shown in the TV series, this book brings the terrifying reality of the war to life. Technical descriptions and the experiences of the men in the field explain the dramatic power and effect that this weaponry had on the battlefield, from the sinister simplicity of the deadly AP mine through to the immense firepower of the 88mm gun, giving the modern historian a unique insight into the last days of the war for the troops on the frontline. This is not a history of generals, of armies manoeuvring and strategic objectives. It is a book about the ordinary men put into incredible situations, deprived of sleep and food, and in constant fear of death on the long road to victory.

Sequels

An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 1431

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Wolfskrieg

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644406499

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4967

Ich werde Feuer und Schwert durchs Land tragen, und Rache wird mein einziger Trost sein Ein Hilferuf aus Mercien erreicht den Krieger Uhtred. Er soll einer belagerten Stadt zur Hilfe kommen. Doch der Notruf war nur eine List, um ihn aus Northumbrien fortzulocken. Dort fällt in Uhtreds Abwesenheit ein furchtbarer Gegner ein: der Nordmann Sköll Grimmarson, an seiner Seite ein gefürchteter Zauber und sein Heer von Úlfhéðnar, Wolfskriegern, die vor nichts zurückschrecken. Der Feind nimmt Uhtred das Liebste, was er hat, und der Schmerz bringt ihn fast um. Doch wer Rache will, muss kühl und klug sein...

The Jewish Revolts Against Rome, A.D. 66Ð135

A Military Analysis

Author: James J. Bloom

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460202

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 3659

During the first and second centuries A.D., the supremacy of the Roman Empire was aggressively challenged by three Jewish rebellions. The facts surrounding the initial uprising of A.D. 66–74 have been filtered through the biased accounts of Judeao Roman historian Flavius Josephus. Primary information regarding the subsequent Diaspora Revolt (A.D. 115–117) and the Bar Kochba Rebellion (A.D. 132–135) is limited to fragmentary anecdotes emphasizing the religious implications of the two insurrections. In contrast, this analytical history focuses objectively on the military aspects of all three Judean uprisings. The events leading up to each rebellion are detailed, while the nine appendices cover such topics as the nature and number of the Jewish rebels and the factual reliability of the controversial Josephus. One appendix hypothesizes an alternative history of the war between Jerusalem and Rome.

By Order of the President

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630316

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 2118

When a leased Boeing 727 is violently hijacked from Angola and flown to parts unknown, the President turns to an outsider—Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo—for answers. A pilot, West Point graduate, and veteran of Desert Storm, Castillo has a sharp eye for the facts—and the truth behind them. In Africa, he is helped and hindered by unexpected allies and ruthless enemies, and begins to untangle a plot of horrific dimensions—a plot that, unless Castillo acts quickly, will end very, very badly. From the Paperback edition.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

Film and History

Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118589815

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4036

The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events

The Round Table

A Saturday Review of Politics Finance, Literature, Society, and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

View: 2697

Chivalric Stories as Childrenäó»s Literature

Edwardian Retellings in Words and Pictures

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661735X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 4241

Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry—epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled and instructed children, and encouraged adult reading. Lavish volumes and schoolbooks of the era featured illustrated texts, many by major artists. Children’s books, an essential part of Edwardian publishing, were disseminated throughout the English-speaking world. Many are being reprinted today. This book examines related contexts of Medievalism expressed in painting, architecture, music and public celebrations, and the works of major authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Longfellow and William Morris. The book explores national identity expressed through literature, ideals of honor and valor in the years before World War I, and how childhood reading influenced 20th–century writers as diverse as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré.

The Hostage

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637278

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 1225

W. E. B. Griffin’s #1 New York Times bestselling series finds Presidential Agent Charley Castillo in the middle of an investigation into kidnapping, assassination, and even political scandal in this action-packed thriller. U.S. Army Special Forces Major Charley Castillo is tasked with a discreet mission by the President himself: to investigate the death of an American diplomat in Argentina and the kidnapping of that diplomat’s wife. With the woman’s children and family now at risk, Castillo’s running out of time to uncover the connections and truth behind it all. Amidst threats, murder, and a scandal tying the United Nations to Iraq, there is also a lot of money flying around—and some people will do anything it takes to get their hands on it...

The Last Hero

Author: Peter Bostrom

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548258719

Category: Extraterrestrial beings

Page: 402

View: 6957

Earth is reeling. American alliances are shaking. And humanity's enemies rally. For six months after the failed alien attack American Admiral Jack Mattis has been ordered to patrol the periphery to stop more alien incursions. Even though he knows the attackers weren't alien, but grotesque mutated super-humans from the future. A truth world governments publicly deny. And now an American scientist witnesses an experimental super-weapon gone awry at a top-secret genetic lab in deep space, while a rebel veterans group storms a Chinese embassy on an American world. Tensions flare, and the American-Chinese peace begins to fray. Admiral Mattis races to put out the fires, while trying to piece together the mystery of the future human invasion, knowing that failure means not only certain death for him, but for the entire human race. The clock is ticking.

Land that Lost Its Heroes

How Argentina Lost the Falklands War

Author: Jimmy Burns

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408834715

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 5415

'A required book for anyone who wishes to understand the Argentine situation before and after the Falklands War' GRAHAM GREENE Jimmy Burns was the only full-time British foreign correspondent to remain in Argentina covering the Falklands War. In The Land that Lost Its Heroes, he gives a detailed account of the military planning of the invasion, exposing not only the hidden motives and nature of Argentina's military regime, but also the pitifully inadequate reactions of both British diplomacy and intelligence. Burns exposes the duplicity of other Western nations and the international banking community and gives a vivid first-hand account of the end of the regime, the debt crisis and the return to democracy under Raul Alfonsin.

The Hero of Italy

Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, His Soldiers, and His Subjects in the Thirty Years' War

Author: Gregory Hanlon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199687242

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4593

The Hero of Italy relates the misadventure of a minor Italian state whose prince led it into a major war against the principal European power of the time. By some accident, the very rare company roster-books have survived, giving us an in-depth look at a seventeenth-century army, from the senior officers to the rank and file. Surviving chronicles allow the author to paint a vivid picture of the tumultuous events unfolding in Italy, and these arebuttressed by patient reconstruction of military and civilian mortality. Abundant maps and illustrations help bring the period and place to life. It will appeal to anyone interested in the Thirty Years' War, or of17th-century warfare in general.

Wahre Helden

ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442545315

Category:

Page: 158

View: 3237

Lord Vetinari, der verdienstvolle Herrscher von Ankh-Morpork, stellt ein Team zur Rettung der Scheibenwelt zusammen. Der geniale Erfinder Leonard von Quirm konstruiert das erste umlaufbahntaugliche Fluggerät, mit dem er mit Hauptmann Karotte und dem Zauberer Rincewind sowie 200 feuerspeienden Drachen zu den unerhörtesten Abenteuern aufbricht.

The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6409

Helen of Troy

From Homer to Hollywood

Author: Laurie Maguire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444308631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 1439

Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western cultural consciousness for more than three millennia Features a wide and diverse variety of literary sources, including epic, drama, novels, poems, film, comedy, and opera, and works by Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare Includes an analysis of a radio play by the prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and a Faust play by a contemporary Scottish playwright Explores themes such as narrative difficulties in portraying Helen, how legal history relates to her story, and how writers apportion blame or exculpate her Considers the aesthetic and narrative difficulties that ensue when literature translates myth

Close Combat

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630606

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7515

CLOSE COMBAT is W.E.B. Griffin's epic novel of World War II--a powerful, dramatic tribute to the brave men and women who lived it...The captain who led his squadron in to the fiercest air battles of the Pacific. The correspondent who learned more about combat than he bargained for. The Marine who embarked on a top secret mission from which there was no certain return...

Britannica Book of the Year 2012

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1615356185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 882

View: 6867

The Britannica Book of the Year 2012 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.

The Law for Comic Book Creators

Essential Concepts and Applications

Author: Joe Sergi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473606

Category: Law

Page: 268

View: 3388

"This book examines the legal history of comics. It presents the legal background and looks at stories behind the cases. Every lawsuit has a story and every case has lessons to be learned. The reader will learn the importance of contracts, the precautions necessary when working with public domain characters, and the effects of censorship"--