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This intriguing short story is narrated by a young man who has recently been promoted as a ship captain. He feels insecure and ostracized because of his youth and inexperience. During the course of a journey he takes a murderer on board - this meeting proves to be fateful for our protagonist. With psychological and philosophical undertones "The Secret Sharer" is one of Conrad's finest tales.

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The African-­American contribution to winning World War II has never been celebrated as profoundly as in. In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -­women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home. Here are letters, photographs, oral histories, and rare documents, collected by historian Christopher Moore, the son of two black WWII veterans. Weaving his family history with that of his people and nation, Moore has created an unforgettable tapestry of sacrifice, fortitude, and courage. From the 1,­800 black soldiers who landed at Normandy Beach on D-­Day, and the legendary Tuskegee Airmen who won ninety-­five Distinguished Flying Crosses, to the 761st Tank Battalion who, under General Patton, helped liberate Nazi death camps, the invaluable effort of black Americans to defend democracy is captured in word and image. Readers will be introduced to many unheralded heroes who helped America win the war, including Dorie Miller, . . .

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No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, Finkel shadowed the men of the US 2-­16 Infantry Battalion in Baghdad as they carried out the grueling fifteen-­month "surge" that changed them all forever. Now Finkel has followed many of the same men as they've returned home and struggled to reintegrate - both into their family lives and into society at large.
In the ironically titled Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion not just about the soldiers but about their wives and children. Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming? Is it reasonable, or even possible, to expect them to rejoin their communities as if nothing has happened? And in moments of hardship, who can soldiers turn to if they feel alienated by the world they once lived in? These are the questions Finkel faces as he revisits the brave but shaken men of the 2-­16.
More than a work of journalism, Thank...

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Master gun maker Bill Holmes shares what will and won't work in designing and building rifles and shotguns from raw materials. Includes the fine points of creating everything from actions to sights, as well as tips on tools, materials, assembly, finishing and more. For academic study only.

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The first trade paperback edition of the best-­seller about West Point's Class of 1966, by Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist Rick Atkinson. This is the story of the twenty-­five-­year adventure of the generation of officers who fought in Vietnam. With novelistic detail, Atkinson tells the story of West Point's Class of 1966 primarily through the experiences of three classmates and the women they loved--­from the boisterous cadet years and youthful romances to the fires of Vietnam, where dozens of their classmates died and hundreds more grew disillusioned, to the hard peace and family adjustments that followed. The rich cast of characters includes Douglas MacArthur, William Westmoreland, and a score of other memorable figures. The West Point Class of 1966 straddled a fault line in American history, and Rick Atkinson's masterly book speaks for a generation of American men and women about innocence, patriotism, and the price we pay for our dreams.

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Based on classified documents and first-­person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansAmericans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples.­" But as award‑winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves.­"Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but . . .

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This monograph examines the U.­S. Military's struggle to find the correct balance between conventional and counterinsurgency/stability approaches. The author uses history to remind us that at the end of wars, Armies often "throw the baby out with the bathwater" and revert to a default position for organization and doctrine instead of inculcating those lessons learned in the recent wars.

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Part of our value-­added professional format series of U.­S. military manuals, this U.­S. Marine Corps manual provides guidance to individual Marines (private through general officer) and their dependents on terrorism and its effects. This reference publication gives an overview of terrorism, explains antiterrorism individual protective measures, and what to do if taken hostage. Contents include: protection through awareness, hard and soft targets, safeguards while driving, safeguards while walking, safeguards while flying, safeguards while staying in hotels, detecting surveillance, surveillance indicators, abnormal situations, escape, evade or confront, incident reaction, hostage survival, terrorist suicide missions, defense mechanisms, the Stockholm syndrome, establishing rapport, exploitation of hostages, vehicle bomb search, appendix personal protection guide, more. As a bonus, this reproduction includes the Marine Corps Manual, the basic publication of the United States Marine . . .

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Physicist and Oxford educated historian Joseph P. Farrell continues his best-­selling series of expose's on secret Nazi technology, Nazi survival, and post-­war Nazi manipulation of various manufacturing technologies, economies and whole countries. Beginning with pre-­War corporate partnerships in the USA, including the Bush family, he moves on to the surrender of Nazi Germany, and evacuation plans of the Germans. He then covers the vast, and still-­little-­known recreation of Nazi Germany in South America with help of Juan Peron, I.­G. Farben and Martin Bormann. Farrell then covers Nazi Germany's Penetration of the Muslim World including Wilhelm Voss and Otto Skorzeny in Gamel Abdul Nasser's Egypt before moving onto the development and control of New Energy Technologies including the Bariloche Fusion Project, Dr. Philo Farnsworth's Plasmator, and the Work of Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev. Finally, Farrell discusses the Nazi desire to control space, and examines their connection with NASA, the . . .

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In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-­Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-­by-­minute excitement of the hand-­to-­hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality -- the stuff of all great adventures.

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