Download E-books Bomber PDF

By Len Deighton

The vintage novel of the second one global warfare that relates in devastating aspect the 24-hour tale of an allied bombing raid.

Bomber is a singular of struggle. There are not any victors, no vanquished. There are easily those that stay alive, and those that die.

Bomber follows the development of an Allied air raid via a interval of twenty-four hours in the summertime of 1943. It portrays the entire individuals in a terrifying drama, either within the air and at the floor, in Britain and in Germany.

In its documentary variety, it's distinctive. In its emotional strength it really is overwhelming.

Len Deighton has been both acclaimed as a novelist and as an historian. In Bomber he has mixed either skills to provide a masterpiece.

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Download E-books Halliburton's Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War PDF

By Pratap Chatterjee

Halliburton’s Army is the 1st publication to teach, in surprising aspect, how Halliburton relatively does enterprise, in Iraq, and all over the world. From its important position because the logistical spine of the U.S. profession in Iraq—without Halliburton there may be no battle or occupation—to its position in masking up gang-rape among its team of workers in Baghdad, Halliburton’s Army is a devastating bestiary of company malfeasance and political cronyism.

Pratap Chatterjee—one of the world’s top specialists on company crime, fraud, and corruption—shows how Halliburton gained after which misplaced its contracts in Iraq, what Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for it, and who the corporate paid off within the U.S. Congress. He brings us contained in the Pentagon conferences, the place Cheney and Rumsfeld made the choice to ship Halliburton to Iraq—as good as many different hot-spots, together with Somalia, Yugoslavia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, and, so much lately, New Orleans. He travels to Dubai, the place Halliburton has lately moved its headquarters, and exposes the company’s freewheeling methods: executives prime the excessive existence, bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and the complete arsenal of fraud. eventually, Chatterjee finds the human bills of the privatization of yank army affairs, that is sustained nearly totally via low-paid unskilled 3rd global staff who paintings in particularly harmful stipulations with none exertions protection.

Halliburton’s Army is a hair-raising exposé of 1 of the world’s such a lot deadly enterprises, crucial analyzing for a person eager about the nexus of personal businesses, executive, and war.

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Download E-books The Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales) PDF

By Bernard Cornwell

The 5th installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon stories chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like online game of Thrones, yet genuine” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the USA tv series.

At the top of the 9th century, King Alfred of Wessex is in unwell health and wellbeing; his inheritor, an untested adolescence. His enemy, the Danes, having did not overcome Wessex, now see their probability for victory. Led through the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes assault. yet Uhtred, Alfred’s reluctant warlord, proves his worthy, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings certainly one of their maximum defeats.

For Uhtred, the beauty of victory is quickly overshadowed via tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing by no means back to serve the Saxon king. in its place, he'll reclaim his ancestral fort at the Northumbrian coast. Allied together with his previous pal Ragnar-and his previous foe Haesten-he goals to invade and triumph over Wessex itself.  yet destiny has various plans . . .

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, “the reigning king of ancient fiction” (USA Today), grants a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England-an impossible to resist new bankruptcy in his exciting Saxon stories, the epic tale of the beginning of britain and the mythical king who made it possible.

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Download E-books The Third Crusade 1191: Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the struggle for Jerusalem (Campaign) PDF

The conflict among King Richard I 'The Lionheart' of britain and Saladin has develop into mythical. through the a long time, army lovers were eager about the tactic of the resolute, seriously armed Anglo-Saxon military as opposed to their extra flippantly armed competitors. Richard's lack of ability to recapture Jerusalem was once disappointing, however it proved to the crusaders that Saladin was once now not invincible. This booklet describes the fight of the Crusades (1095-1291) that has developed right into a mythic crusade for the Holy urban of Jerusalem, supplying an in-depth examine the conflict, the personalities concerned and the strategies hired through each one military.

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Download E-books Armoured Warfare in the Arab-Israeli Conflicts: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives PDF

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

The newest quantity in Anthony Tucker-Jones’s sequence of books on armoured struggle within the pictures of conflict sequence is a photo account of the improvement of armoured forces within the Arab and Israeli armies from 1948 to the current day. In a chain of over two hundred archive photos he tells the tale of the position armour performed in Arab-Israeli conflicts over the past sixty years, from the preliminary battles of 1948, in the course of the Suez drawback, the Six Day struggle, the Yom Kippur battle, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the Israeli assault on Hamas in Gaza in 2008. In some of these clashes armoured autos performed a renowned, occasionally decisive half. because the images convey, a rare diversity of moment international warfare and post-war tanks, armoured autos and armoured group of workers providers was once deployed through each side. Russian T-34s, SU-100s, T-54/55s, T-62s and T-72s have been imported from the jap Bloc by means of the Egyptians and Syrians. Shermans, Pattons, Centurions and AMX-13s have been imported from the West by means of the Israelis. additionally, the Israelis constructed transformed hybrids resembling the Sherman/Isherman, the Sho’t, Magach and Sabra, and so they produced to their very own layout their major conflict tank, the Merkava. Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic survey is a wonderful creation to late-twentieth-century armoured struggle, and it supplies a desirable perception into the army historical past of Israel and its Arab neighbours.

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Download E-books Children No More (Jon & Lobo) PDF

By Mark L. Van Name

#4 within the well known Jon and Lobo army technological know-how fiction series.  A nanotechnology-enhanced house warrior needs to retailer a military of blameless little ones who've been brainwashed to function a perilous military for interplanetary army attacks. 

Military SF with an adventurous flourish – Mark Van identify notches a considerate and hard-hitting #4 access in his Jon and Lobo saga.

Jon Moore:  nanotech-enhanced, fight-weary soldier-of-fortune.  attack automobile Lobo: previously scrap-heaped A.I.-equipped intelligence and guns platform (spaceship-sized!) of huge harmful potential.  challenging classes have cast their friendship right into a robust alliance. Now Moore confronts his personal darkish earlier within the kind of a band of kid squaddies raised to warfare. He recalls simply because he used to be certainly one of them.  Now his quandary: to save lots of the kids from their very own lethal conditioning.  to take action, he could have to lose the conflict – or even positioned his personal existence at the line with out even Lobo to guard him.

Note: buying this booklet might help keep a toddler in war.  the writer is donating all of his proceeds from the sale of this booklet to Falling Whistles to assist rehabilitate youngsters in warfare. to profit extra, stopover at fallingwhistles.com or childrennomore.com.

About Mark Van Name:   
“Just while i used to be pondering technological know-how fiction should be over, Mark Van identify proves that there are nonetheless shrewdpermanent, intriguing, emotional sci-fi tales to be told.” –Orson Scott Card on Mark Van Name’s One leap Ahead.

“He’s going to be the man to overcome within the race to the head of SFdom.”  –John Ringo, best-selling author of the Posleen struggle series.

About the Jon and Lobo series:
 “…an indisputable page-turner…highly entertaining.”  – Publishers Weekly on Mark L. Van Name’s Slanted Jack

“Many twists and turns…outstanding action.”  –Midwest e-book evaluate on Mark L. Van Name’s One leap Ahead

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Download E-books Purify and Destroy: The Political Uses of Massacre and Genocide (The CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies) PDF

How will we understand the sociopolitical tactics that supply upward push to severe violence, ethnic detoxification, or genocide? a massive step forward in comparative research, Purify and Destroy demonstrates that it really is certainly attainable to match the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and ethnic detoxification in Bosnia-Herzegovina whereas respecting the specificities of every appalling phenomenon. Jacques Semelin achieves this, partially, by means of prime his readers in the course of the 3 examples at the same time, the unraveling of which occasionally converges yet usually diverges.

Semelin's technique is multidisciplinary, depending not just on modern background but in addition on social psychology and political technological know-how. according to the seminal contrast among bloodbath and genocide, Purify and Destroy identifies the most steps of a basic means of destruction, either rational and irrational, born of what Semelin phrases "delusional rationality." He describes a dynamic structural version with, at its center, the matrix of a social imaginaire that, responding to fears, resentments, and utopias, carves and recarves the social physique via taking out "the enemy." Semelin identifies the most phases which could bring about a genocidal technique and explains how traditional humans can develop into perpetrators. He develops an highbrow framework to investigate the total spectrum of mass violence, together with terrorism, within the 20th century and prior to. Strongly severe of brand new political instrumentalization of the "genocide" suggestion, Semelin urges genocide examine to face again from felony and normative definitions and are available of age as a self-discipline in its personal correct within the social sciences.

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Download E-books Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV PDF

By Adam Lazarus

<body> <style type="text/css"> .cs95E872D0{text-align:left;text-indent:0pt;margin:0pt 0pt 0pt 0pt} .csA62DFD6A{color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-family:Times New Roman; font-size:12pt; font-weight:normal; font-style:italic; } .cs5EFED22F{color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-family:Times New Roman; font-size:12pt; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; } </style> <span><p class="cs95E872D0"><span class="csA62DFD6A">Super Bowl Monday</span><span class="cs5EFED22F"> is a radical retelling of large Bowl XXV, the epic January 1991 showdown among the recent York Giants and the Buffalo accounts. nice characters and a gripping end to the nearest episode in large Bowl historical past made for an excellent end to the game's Silver Anniversary. yet what establishes that day as a distinct second in American activities background was once the cloud of warfare placing over the sport and the country. Ten days earlier than the Giants defeated the accounts 20-19 in Tampa Stadium, the U.S. had approved Operation desolate tract typhoon and all started the Persian Gulf warfare. The e-book is entitled </span><span class="csA62DFD6A">Super Bowl Monday</span><span class="cs5EFED22F"> as the millions of yank infantrymen who have been in a position to watch the Giants vs. the debts did so on Arabic usual Time, numerous hours prior to japanese ordinary Time. For these women and men on responsibility in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, great Bowl XXV came about early Monday morning. </span><span class="csA62DFD6A">Super Bowl Monday</span><span class="cs5EFED22F"> beneficial properties unique examine from newspaper and video records as well as long interviews with the various game's stars.</span>
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Download E-books De Niro's Game PDF

By Rawi Hage

De Niro's Game is the lovely winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the first actual novel through up-and-coming Lebanese literary big name Rawi Hage, additionally writer of Cockroach.

Bassam and George are formative years top buddies who've grown up at the Christian facet of war-torn Beirut. Now at the verge of maturity, they need to opt for their futures: to stay within the exhausted, corrupt urban in their delivery, or to enter exile overseas, bring to an end from the single life they've got known.

Bassam chooses one course - passionate about leaving Beirut, he embarks on a chain of petty crimes to fund his break out to the West. in the meantime, George amasses energy within the underworld of town, embracing a lifetime of army provider, organised crime, killing, and medicine. yet their paths unavoidably
collide, with explosive outcomes.

De Niro's Game is Rawi Hage's devastating, well timed portrait of 2 younger males and a whole urban shaped and deformed via war.

'A huge and unsettling expertise' Guardian

'A masterpiece . . . writing can't quite get far better' Literary Review

'Hollywood noir meets opium goals in a blasted panorama of war-wasted younger lives' Boston Globe

'The so much subtly nuanced, psychologically compelling ebook concerning the corrosive results of struggle to be written for a very long time . . .The descriptions of the town are so skilful you could style the airborne dirt and dust within the air' Financial Times

Rawi Hage was once born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived via 9 years of the Lebanese civil struggle. he's the writer of De Niro's Game, which gained the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Cockroach, which used to be the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize and likewise indexed for varied different prizes; and Carnival, to be released via Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin in April 2013. He lives in Montreal.

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Download E-books The Fateful Year: England 1914 PDF

The Fateful 12 months is the tale of britain in 1914. conflict with Germany, so usually imagined and envisioned, ultimately broke out whilst humans have been least ready for it. the following, between a crowded solid of unforgettable characters, are suffragettes, armed with axes, destroying artworks; schoolchildren happening strike in help in their lecturers; and megastar aviators exciting spectators by means of looping the loop. A theatrical diva prepares to surprise her viewers, whereas an English poet within the making units out on a midsummer railway trip that might lead to the production of a poem that continues to be enjoyed and well known to this present day. With the arriving of battle, England is beset via rumor and foreboding. there's hysteria approximately German spies, fears of invasion, whereas patriotic ladies hand out white feathers to males who've did not rush to their country's protection. within the book's ultimate pages, a bomb falls from the air onto British soil for the 1st time, and other people stay in expectation of air raids. As 1914 fades out, England is getting ready itself for the chance of a battle of lengthy duration.

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