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Author : Mary Jo Putney
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2016-06-28
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781420140927
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"Putney's endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight." --Sabrina Jeffries Rogues Redeemed As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her. Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match. Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel's enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they'd dared imagine. . . Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords series "Exquisitely and sensitively written." --"Library Journal," starred review "Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review "Intoxicating and not-to-be missed."--"RT Book Reviews "(4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick) "Classic Putney--engaging characters, entertaining story, a delightful read!" --Stephanie Laurens


Author : Mary Jo Putney
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2016-07-01
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1420140930
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"Putney's endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight." --Sabrina Jeffries Rogues Redeemed As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her. Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match. Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel's enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they'd dared imagine. . . Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords series "Exquisitely and sensitively written." --Library Journal, starred review "Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Intoxicating and not-to-be missed."--RT Book Reviews (4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick) "Classic Putney--engaging characters, entertaining story, a delightful read!" --Stephanie Laurens


Author : Benjamin Blackmore
Publisher :
Release : 2019-06-21
Page : 284
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781074565473
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An extremist cult is threatening Seattle. Can an ex-soldier put aside his own demons to stop them? Ex-military contractor Harper Knox has taken over his family's farm in eastern Washington, ripped up the cherry trees and planted grape vines, hoping that the wine life will ease his PTSD-riddled soul. But he still has nightmares, and he's still diving into the dirt every time a kid sets off a firework. Desperate to taste battle again, he accepts a bodyguard gig in Seattle protecting a doctor involved with controversial AI research. Sometimes the only way to deal with the fire is by jumping back into the flame. Things go bad quickly, and Harper and Italian mercenary Francesca Daly join forces to make things right. Technology and religion collide as the two vigilantes race through Seattle on a hunt for a madman.


Author : Caitlin Lochner
Publisher : Swoon Reads
Release : 2019-02-19
Page : 288
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250168260
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In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace in Caitlin Lochner's action-packed debut novel, A Soldier and A Liar. Lai Cathwell is good at keeping secrets. As a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager who is feared and shunned by the ungifted, this skill is essential to survival. Orchestrating her own imprisonment to escape military duty has only honed her ability to deceive others. But when rebels start attacking the city, Lai is dragged back into the fight with a new team of Nytes. Thrown together with Jay, a self-conscious perfectionist consumed by the desire to be accepted; Al, a short-tempered fighter lying for the sake of revenge; and Erik, an amnesiac hell-bent on finding his memories and his place in the world, Lai realizes she’s facing an entirely different kind of challenge—one that might just be impossible. But if this team can't learn to work together, the entire sector will be plunged into war.


Author : Mike Guardia
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-11-05
Page : 232
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1480445711
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The definitive biography of Harold G. Moore, hero of the Vietnam War and author of the bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang. Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between US and North Vietnamese regulars. Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing seventy-nine soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew. This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopter—which became the staple of US operations for the remainder of the war. He later wrote of his experiences in the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1977. Hal Moore graciously allowed the author interviews and granted full access to his files and collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.


Author : Mary Jo Putney
Publisher : Canelo
Release : 2021-08-19
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1800325711
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All's fair in love and war... As heir to a title, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead, he went to war. After years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her. Knowing herself to be too tall, strong and unconventional, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. Yet for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match. Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel’s enemies, while finding a love deeper than they’d ever imagined. A thrilling historical romance for fans of Mary Balogh and Stephanie Laurens.


Author : R. Renwick Hart
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2013-11-25
Page : 376
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1475999631
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This book is all about the authors life from his early days as a child in Hawaii, in the mid 1930s, through his days at West Point, his war tour in Vietnam and military career with two additional retirement careers: First, with he and his wife creating an import and retail operation and later as an aircraft accident investigator and consultant. The book also reaches back into his family history and the lives of his mother and father to provide a genealogy of his heritage. As noted early in this memoir, There is always time to ask your parents questions about their youth or how they met one another. After all, they are there and can answer those questions any day. So life rolls on and one day they are gone ... and the answers to all those questions are gone with them; FOREVER! In this book, all those questions are answered, sometimes with great humor and occasionally with sadness, but always with accuracy and truth.


Author : Robbi Perna
Publisher : MezzoGiorno Publishing
Release : 2020-03-28
Page : 78
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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LTC Marco Domenico, a thirty-nine year old Delta Force operative, suffers severe injuries when the helicopter in which he is a passenger crashes during a secret mission. Marco’s injuries may prevent him from ever walking again. His sister, Guiliana Leoni, is unable to leave Italy in time for his arrival at Walter Reed. She calls her former college roommate, Ay’ana Levy. Ay’ana agrees to wait for Marco at the medical center despite her belief her presence will not provide much support. Marco and Ay’ana have never gotten along. As the months pass, Marco faces obstacles in his efforts to walk again—ones which also challenge his view of himself as a man. He realizes no matter how mobile he becomes, his Army career has changed, and he must accept those changes and make plans for the future. His progress to overcome his physical injuries and regain his confidence as warrior is remarkable, but the situation with Ay’ana Levy has now degenerated to the level of internecine warfare. At the urging of his physical therapist, Marco makes an effort to meet Ay’ana halfway. Whether the future holds any potential for them to reconcile their differences and become friends remains an open question.


Author : Phil Tomkins
Publisher : Memoirs Publishing
Release : 2014-06-28
Page : 250
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1861511779
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Travis’ father was a failed soldier, a coward and a heartless bully who tried to disown his son. Now Travis is determined to shame him by becoming the soldier his father could never have been – through joining the Parachute Regiment, the élite of the British Army. His restless urge to prove himself takes him from country to country and from army to army, where he battles with enemies both external and internal until he is finally able to put horror and tragedy behind him and find honour, love and peace. ‘The sounds of the battle were like some crazy symphony, orchestrated by a mad composer and led by an even madder conductor who had decided to play all his heavy brass instruments at the same time and all of his percussion, bass drums pounding amid the deafening clashes of cymbals. His instruments were automatic rifle fire, hand grenades, grenade launchers, claymore mines, light and heavy machine guns and mortars. For vocals he had the screams of the wounded and dying.’ ‘A killer story, with a strong emotional core, powerful themes that will touch hearts and a believable protagonist’ - Kaye Jones, History in an Hour


Author : Rob Smith
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Release : 2020-05-26
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781642935752
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An Iraq War memoir and searing political commentary from Fox News regular and “America’s Favorite Black, Gay Republican” Rob Smith Moonlight meets American Sniper in this groundbreaking memoir and political commentary from a bold new voice in American politics. Before he became a war veteran and political analyst, he was a young black man who enlisted in the U.S. Army right out of high school, survived the notoriously brutal Infantry basic training, and served while remaining a closeted gay man to all but a few of his colleagues. At his first duty station, he finds himself in dangerous territory when the United States declares war on Iraq; in fact, his unit was one of the first called in after the initial invasion. Rob's experience offers a ground-level view of life on the front lines in the United States Army in an unforgettable coming-of-age story with a military twist. In addition to his memoir, Always a Soldier highlights his thoughts on current hot-button political topics like the new crop of Black Republicans and the escalating tactics of the LGBTQ community, announcing him as a voice in American politics that will be heard for years to come.


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Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 227
Category : United States
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Author : Harold G. Moore
Joseph L. Galloway
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2012-11-06
Page : 453
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1453293590
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New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face). In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.


Author : Association of the United States Army
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 24
Category : Retired military personnel
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Author : Daniel Kemp
Publisher :
Release : 2020-11-08
Page : 398
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781715783037
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Francesca Clark-Bartlett, wife of the American Democratic Party's presidential nominee, seeks more power than she already has. Meanwhile, the attractive yet naive Melissa Iverson wishes she had never inherited her family's vast fortune. After they both become entangled with a 44-year-old, womanizing British intelligence agent, the two women find themselves in a web of deception and mystery. Threatening letters, dark family secrets and connections to persons of power all tell them that the path they tread is wrought with danger. Daniel Kemp's Once I Was A Soldier is a thriller brimming with international intrigue, and a story of poignant self-reflection.


Author : Mark Helprin
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005-06-01
Page : 880
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0547545142
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An Italian septuagenarian recounts his life before and after World War I in this novel from the author of Paris in the Present Tense. For Alessandro Giullani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, golden trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue. At night, the moon is amber and the city of Rome seethes with light. He races horses across the country to the sea, and in the Alps, he practices the precise and sublime art of mountain climbing. At the ancient university in Bologna he is a student of painting and the science of beauty. And he falls in love. His is a world of adventure and dreams, of music, storm, and the spirit. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, still tall and proud, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers distant, the old man tells the story of his life. How he became a soldier. A hero. A prisoner. A deserter. A wanderer in the hell that claimed Europe. And how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy is dazzled by the action and envious of the richness and color of the story, and realizes that the old man's magnificent tale of love and war is more than a tale: it is the recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family. “[A] testimony to the indomitable human spirit. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal


Author : Duane E. Hardy
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Page : 57
Category : Soldiers
ISBN 13 : 9781887301220
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Author : Mary Jo Putney
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2018-10-01
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1420140973
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“Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.” —Sabrina Jeffries An outcast on the high seas . . . The son of a proud naval dynasty, Gabriel Hawkins was born to command the sea, until he leaves the Royal Navy in disgrace and is disowned by his family. As captain of his own ship, he’s earned his living in ways both legal and illegal, and his experience makes him the best choice to ransom an aristocratic beauty captured by Barbary pirates. Having avoided the traps of convention and marriage, Lady Aurora Lawrence is horrified by the prospect of spending her life as a harem slave. Her only hope of escape is a quiet, steely captain who has a history with her captor—and who will do anything to free Rory. Together they undertake a dangerous mission through troubled waters—and encounter another kind of danger as attraction burns hot within the close confines of his ship. But even if they endure the perils of the sea and enemy lands, can their love survive a return to England, where the distance between a disgraced captain and an earl’s daughter is wider than the ocean? Praise for the Rogues Redeemed series “A compelling story that neatly balances dangerous adventures and passionate romance.” —Booklist “A thrilling, romantic tale.” —Bookpage, Top Pick of the Month “Putney’s multifaceted and well-developed characters add depth to this romance, which is complete with the trials of war and the promise of future series installments.” —Publishers Weekly


Author : RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2019-01-15
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488041776
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The Women of Brambleberry House are back! Returning home to Cannon Beach and living in Brambleberry House, a place where good things seemed destined to happen, had brought Melissa Fielding and her young daughter such joy. Perhaps it was no accident when the single mom “bumped” into Eli Sanderson, and discovered the handsome doctor was also back in town. The ex-soldier was still so captivating, but also more guarded. Was now the time to put old ghosts to rest?


Author : Steven McLaughlin
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-05-20
Page : 336
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1780572026
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From the harsh realities of basic training to post-war chaos in Iraq and knife-edge tension in Northern Ireland, Squaddie takes us to a place not advertised in army recruitment brochures. It exposes the grim reality of everyday soldiering for the 'grunts on the ground'. After the tragic death of his brother, and in the dark days following 9/11, McLaughlin felt compelled to fulfil his lifelong ambition to serve in the army. He followed his late brother into the elite Royal Green Jackets and passed the arduous Combat Infantryman's Course at the age of 31. Thereafter, McLaughlin found himself submerged in a world of casual violence. Squaddie is a snapshot of infantry soldiering in the twenty-first century. It takes us into the heart of an ancient institution that is struggling to retain its tough traditions in a rapidly changing world. All of the fears and anxieties that the modern soldier carries as his burden are laid bare, as well as the occasional joys and triumphs that can make him feel like he is doing the best job in the world. This is an account of army life by someone who has been there and done it.


Author : Association of the United States Army
Publisher :
Release : 2001
Page : 221
Category : Legislators
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