Diana Palmer Soldiers of Fortune Series Books 1-3

Diana Palmer Soldiers of Fortune Series Books 1-3

Author: Diana Palmer

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9781460386088

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer come three fan-favorite tales of passion, peril and true love… Soldier of Fortune Ex-mercenary J. D. Brettman has vowed to rescue his abducted sister at any cost. But he needs his trusty assistant, Gabby Darwin. In the lawless tropical forests, they share danger and desire. There, Gabby faces J.D.'s demons—and learns that her love is his truest enemy of all. The Tender Stranger As a mercenary, Eric Van Meer lives life on the edge—which is why Dani St. Clair intrigues him so. The gentle beauty poses a threat to his hard-fought control. Eric knows Dani is a forever kind of woman…so he proposes. And all the danger in his life is nothing compared to what his heart faces when she accepts! Enamored Diego Laremos never forgot his ex-wife, Melissa, who fled their unhappy marriage. He loathes himself for driving her away, but when Melissa reenters his life, his hope for a future with her is renewed. And while Melissa still adores Diego, she has to come clean about a long-ago lie to prove that she's still his one true love.

Soldiers of Barbarossa

Soldiers of Barbarossa

Author: Craig W. H. Luther

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811768825

Category: History

Page: 400

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The scope and scale of Operation Barbarossa—the German invasion of the Soviet Union—make it one of the pivotal events of the Second World War. Yet our understanding of both the military campaign as well as the “war of annihilation” conducted throughout the occupied territories depends overwhelmingly on “top-down” studies. The three million German soldiers who crossed the Soviet border and experienced this war are seldom the focus and are often entirely ignored. Who were these men and how did they see these events? Luther and Stahel, two of the leading experts on Operation Barbarossa, have reconstructed the 1941 campaign entirely through the letters (as well as a few diaries) of more than 200 German soldiers across all areas of the Eastern Front. It is an original perspective on the campaign, one of constant combat, desperate fear, bitter loss, and endless exertions. One learns the importance of comradeship and military training, but also reads the frightening racial and ideological justifications for the war and its violence, which at times lead to unrelenting cruelty and even mass murder. Soldiers of Barbarossa is a unique and sobering account of 1941, which includes hundreds of endnotes by Luther and Stahel providing critical context, corrections, and commentary.

The Horror Beyond Life's Edge: 560+ Macabre Classics, Supernatural Mysteries & Dark Tales

The Horror Beyond Life's Edge: 560+ Macabre Classics, Supernatural Mysteries & Dark Tales

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898290

Category: Fiction

Page: 23204

View: 220

Are you ready to step over the edge? This grand horror collection contains the greatest supernatural mysteries, gothic novels, dark romances & macabre tales: Bram Stoker: Dracula The Squaw… John William Polidori: The Vampyre James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Premature Burial Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Haunted House… Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Woman in White Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla… Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan… William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates The Night Land E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Thomas Hardy: What the Shepherd Saw The Grave by the Handpost Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Guy de Maupassant: The Horla Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Rudyard Kipling: My Own True Ghost Story The City of Dreadful Night The Mark of the Beast… Stanley G. Weinbaum: The Dark Other Émile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian: The Man-Wolf… Amelia B. Edwards: The Phantom Coach… Pedro De Alarçon: The Nail Walter Hubbell: The Great Amherst Mystery Some Real American Ghosts Some Chinese Ghosts…

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers: From the American Revolution to the Iraq War [3 volumes]

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers: From the American Revolution to the Iraq War [3 volumes]

Author: Christopher R. Mortenson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863592

Category: History

Page: 1139

View: 126

This ground-breaking work explores the lives of average soldiers from the American Revolution through the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. • Provides readers with an understanding of the daily lives of soldiers in America's wars, greatly complementing more standard histories of battles and leaders • Offers a curated collection of primary sources for each conflict that illuminates the daily lives of US soldiers during wartime • Includes detailed bibliographies that offer many accessible sources needed by students and researchers looking to further explore the topics • Provides a comprehensive chronology for each conflict that helps readers to place it within the proper historical context • Spans nearly 250 years of national history from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War

Life's Edge

Life's Edge

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593182727

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 525

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD***A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2021***A SCIENCE NEWS FAVORITE BOOK OF 2021***A SMITHSONIAN TOP TEN SCIENCE BOOK OF 2021 “Stories that both dazzle and edify… This book is not just about life, but about discovery itself.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times Book Review We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world—from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses—the harder they find it is to locate life’s edge. Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can’t answer that question here on earth, how will we know when and if we discover alien life on other worlds? The question hangs over some of society’s most charged conflicts—whether a fertilized egg is a living person, for example, and when we ought to declare a person legally dead. Life's Edge is an utterly fascinating investigation that no one but one of the most celebrated science writers of our generation could craft. Zimmer journeys through the strange experiments that have attempted to re-create life. Literally hundreds of definitions of what that should look like now exist, but none has yet emerged as an obvious winner. Lists of what living things have in common do not add up to a theory of life. It's never clear why some items on the list are essential and others not. Coronaviruses have altered the course of history, and yet many scientists maintain they are not alive. Chemists are creating droplets that can swarm, sense their environment, and multiply. Have they made life in the lab? Whether he is handling pythons in Alabama or searching for hibernating bats in the Adirondacks, Zimmer revels in astounding examples of life at its most bizarre. He tries his own hand at evolving life in a test tube with unnerving results. Charting the obsession with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and how the world briefly believed radium was the source of all life, Zimmer leads us all the way into the labs and minds of researchers engineering life from scratch.

Maryport: A Roman Fort and Its Community

Maryport: A Roman Fort and Its Community

Author: David J. Breeze

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784918026

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 789

The collection of Roman inscribed stones and sculpture, together with other Roman objects found at Maryport in Cumbria, is the oldest archaeological collection in Britain still in private hands. David Breeze places the collection in context and describes the history of research at the site.

Pendragon: The Soldiers of Halla

Pendragon: The Soldiers of Halla

Author: D.J. MacHale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847388650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 246

Nine battles for nine territories have brought Bobby Pendragon to where he is now: The final showdown. Bobby and the rest of the travellers must join forces in an epic war against Saint Dane, not only for one last territory, but for all of Halla. Every secret is at last revealed, the truth uncovered… But, is Bobby Pendragon ready to fight Saint Dane for everything that matters most in order to save all that was, is, and ever will be?

Star Soldiers

Star Soldiers

Author: Andre Norton

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618242983

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 155

Andre Norton-Grand Mistress of science fiction-presents a grand tapestry of the far-flung interstellar future, in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe . . . only to run straight into the restraining grasp of the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control. Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars; the aliens who already dominate the galaxy allow no other recourse. But when Swordsman Third Class Kana Karr and his comrades-in-arms are betrayed and abandoned on a hostile world by their alien masters, the warriors from Earth begin a desperate but glorious march across a planet whose every sword is against them. Their actions may doom humanity's future . . . or lead the way to an empire of their own! Four thousand years later, galactic civilization is collapsing, and the underfunded crew of an exploration starship is forced to set down on an uncharted planet: a mysterious, abandoned world that is achingly beautiful-and hauntingly familiar. Ranger Sergeant Kartr, telepath and stellar Patrolman, searches with his crewmates for the source of a beacon which may mean escape for them all. What he finds is far stranger: the first clue to what may become the greatest revelation in galactic history! The defining events of future historyas only Andre Norton could tell them! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Great Rock Discography

The Great Rock Discography

Author: Martin Charles Strong

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: UCSD:31822026231381

Category: Music

Page: 968

View: 900

Lists more than one thousand rock-and-roll artists and bands spanning five decades and includes all the songs and albums they ever recorded, each band's members throughout its history, and reviews

LIFE

LIFE

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Page: 132

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.