By Desmond Bagley

Double motion thrillers by means of the vintage experience author set in Italy and South America.

THE GOLDEN KEEL

When the Allies invaded southern Italy in 1943, Mussolini's own treasure was once moved north to defense below seriously armed protect. It used to be by no means obvious back. Now, an day trip plans to unearth the treasure and smuggle it out of Italy. yet their reckless venture is being - through enemies who're as strong and ruthless as they're deadly…

THE VIVERO LETTER

Jeremy Wheale's well-ordered existence is blasted aside while his brother is murdered. The killer used to be after a relations heirloom - an old gold tray - which units Wheale on a path from Devon to the tropical rainforest of Yucatan. There he joins the quest for a misplaced Mayan urban. yet within the dense conceal of the jungle a band of vicious convict mercenaries are ready to strike…

Includes a distinct bonus - Desmond Bagley's infrequent creation to those books.

Show description

Read more

By Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough's tune list in publishing reads like Caesar's triumphs in battlewide-ranging in scope, masterful standard, unequaled in fulfillment. From her nearly twelve-million-copy-selling Thorn Birds via her 4 novels within the Masters of Rome sequence, McCullough hasn't ever faltered.

Here she turns her attentions to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and to his momentous selection on the river Rubicon to say his position within the executive of Rome. At a time that preceded the know-how of any firearm, whilst army acumen, procedure, and management have been all, it used to be Caesar's genius that prevailed, again and again. What Caesar entire in Gaul is the stuff of historic epic, of army academies, and of this novel. He used to be completely remarkable. but historical past forgets that Caesar was once additionally a guy, no longer resistant to the human . He succeeded brilliantly, yet he additionally suffered nice own grief and unhappiness. it's the complete portrait of Caesar, a guy destined to encourage an empire, that Colleen McCullough paints here--faithfully, magnificently, and in radiant mild.

"McCullough is on fire.... Caesar is one among her most powerful and such a lot interesting characters."San Francisco Chronicle

Show description

Read more

By Ronald D. Story

The Concise ancient Atlas of global struggle : The Geography of clash involves 50 full-color maps that vividly exhibit not just the main army battles and campaigns but additionally the cultural and political geography of the battle. each one map covers an important part of worldwide conflict and is followed through an adjoining web page of explanatory textual content that clarifies the transferring frontiers and populations of the zone represented. those descriptions clarify positive aspects of the clash in query, describe adjustments in situations and the events of battles, contextualize the occasions, and recommend longer-term results of campaigns. delivering a brilliant precis of the conflict over house and time, this particular, full-color atlas covers all theatres of the conflict. it truly is perfect for classes on global warfare , American and ecu historical past within the 20th century, U.S. political and armed forces historical past, and international heritage. it's also a desirable source for somebody attracted to the sprawling panorama of the second one global conflict.

Show description

Read more

By Jonathan Littell

“Simply unbelievable. . . . The Kindly Ones is unmistakably the paintings of a profoundly talented writer.” — Time

A literary prize-winner that has been an explosive bestseller world wide, Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones has been known as “a amazing Holocaust novel… a world-class masterpiece of extraordinary brutality, originality, and force,” and “relentlessly attention-grabbing, formidable past scope,” through Michael Korda (Ike, With Wings Like Eagles). Destined to affix the pantheon of vintage epics of battle comparable to Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate, The Kindly Ones deals a profound and gripping adventure of the horrors of global battle II and the Holocaust.

Show description

Read more

By Dennis Wheatley

1954
Dennis Wheatley is usually prodigal within the richness of the fare he offers, and the island on which Gregory Sallust unearths himself isn't any traditional one. the following dwell a misplaced neighborhood of chinese language, governed through descendants of the traditional Imperial residence. while the throne without notice turns into vacant, an day trip units out to discover the real inheritor. Its participants contain Gregory himself and the girl A-lu-te, as charmingly beautiful as her identify; their seek leads 10000 miles around the Pacific into the remotest areas of inland China and again back. loss of life in terrible kinds and treachery stick with them as heavily as their shadows. the following we now have fast-moving excessive experience, with that tingle of the backbone which tells us that this can be classic Wheatley, the grasp at his such a lot skilful.

Show description

Read more

The exciting tale of the younger Australian military engineers of three box Troop who have been the 1st allied squaddies to possibility their lives within the darkness of the Vietcong tunnels of South Vietnam. Staring dying squarely within the face on a daily basis, these young Australian military engineers not in basic terms their enemy down into those unknown underground labyrinths, yet matched the Vietcong's jungle battle abilities and defused millions in their shrewdpermanent booby traps.
Off accountability, it was once a distinct tale. The undesirable boys of three box Troop have been a boozing, brawling, bonking bunch of larrikins, who minimize a swathe during the bars and brothels of Saigon, fought American army Police to a standstill, outfitted a mystery on line casino and booby-trapped their very own HQ to educate their officials a lesson. exciting, inspiring and motion packed, this can be the real tale of the unsung heroes of Australia's struggle in Vietnam. residing as much as their motto of "We Make and We Break," they created the legend of the Tunnel Rats.

Show description

Read more

By Louise Murphy

The actual tale of Hansel and Gretal

In the final months of the Nazi career of Poland, youngsters are left by means of their father and stepmother to discover protection in a dense woodland. simply because their actual names will exhibit their Jewishness, they're renamed "Hansel" and "Gretel." They wander within the woods till they're taken in by means of Magda, an eccentric and obdurate outdated girl referred to as "witch" by means of the within sight villagers. Magda is set to avoid wasting them, whilst a German officer arrives in the village along with his personal plans for the children.

Combining vintage subject matters of fairy stories and battle literature, Louise Murphy’s haunting novel of trip and survival, of redemption and reminiscence, powerfully depicts how conflict is skilled by way of households and particularly by means of youngsters. The actual tale of Hansel and Gretal tells a resonant, riveting story.

Show description

Read more

By Pierre Fayard

Los angeles pensée stratégique chinoise contient des préceptes d'action dont nous avons découvert les clés dans Comprendre et appliquer solar Tzu.Voici un essai sur los angeles séduction, en forme de divertissement éducatif, qui fait référence au titre précédent et qui suggest une approche substitute de l. a. séduction inspirée d'une culture stratégique chinoise, bien différente des approches dominantes occidentales. L'auteur disclose les analogies et différences entre les principes centraux de los angeles tradition stratégique occidentale et los angeles tradition asiatique. Dans los angeles 4e partie, l'auteur s'inspire, assez librement, des stratagèmes chinois pour proposer de brèves histoires et recommandations qui illustrent uen approche de los angeles séduction inspirée par l. a. pensée de sunlight Tzu et, plus généralement de los angeles tradition stratégique chinoise.

Show description

Read more

By Craig L. Symonds

From thunderous broadsides traded among wood crusing ships on Lake Erie, to the service battles of worldwide conflict II, to the devastating high-tech motion within the Persian Gulf, here's a gripping historical past of 5 key battles that outlined the evolution of naval warfare--and the process the yankee country.

Acclaimed army historian Craig Symonds deals spellbinding narratives of the most important engagements, exhibiting how every one conflict finds the transformation of expertise and weaponry from one struggle to the following; how those in flip reworked naval wrestle; and the way each one occasion marked a milestone in American historical past.

- Oliver danger Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie, one of many final nice battles of the Age of Sail, which secured the Northwestern frontier for the United States

- The brutal Civil conflict duel among the ironclads Monitor and Virginia, which sounded the demise knell for wooden-hulled warships and doomed the Confederacy's desire of besting the Union navy

- Commodore Dewey's beautiful triumph at Manila Bay in 1898, the place the U.S. displayed its "new military" of steel-hulled ships firing explosive shells and wrested an empire from a fading eu strength

- The hairsbreadth American victory at halfway, the place airplane vendors introduced planes opposed to enemies two hundred miles away--and the place the tide of global warfare II grew to become within the house of some livid minutes

- Operation Praying Mantis within the Persian Gulf, the place pcs, ship-fired missiles, and "smart bombs" not just replaced the character of war at sea, but in addition marked a brand new period, and a brand new accountability, for the United States.

Symonds files those encounters intimately so vibrant that readers can pay attention the wind within the rigging and think the pounding of the weapons. but he locations each conflict in a large viewpoint, revealing their importance to America's improvement because it grew from a brand new Republic at the fringe of a threatening frontier to a world superpower.

Decision at Sea is a robust and illuminating examine pivotal moments within the historical past of the military and of the us. it's also a compelling examine of the unchanging calls for of management at sea, the place commanders needs to make swift judgements within the warmth of conflict with lives--and the destiny of nations--hanging within the balance.

Show description

Read more