Homefront: The Voice of Freedom

By Raymond Benson

House is the place THE warfare IS
the United States can be reeling from never-ending recessions and crippling oil wars, yet hack reporter Ben Walker by no means anticipated to determine his fatherland invaded and occupied by way of a reunified Korea—now a powerful international energy below Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.

The enemy’s tremendous cyberattack is through the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys know-how around the usa. Communications, guns, and safety platforms are rendered dead; hundreds of thousands perish as cars by surprise lose strength and passenger jets plummet to the ground. 

Fleeing the chaos of la, Walker discovers that even supposing America’s army has been scattered, its combating spirit continues to be. Walker joins the warriors as they head east around the barren region, scuffling with Korean patrols—and quickly unearths his own undertaking. Walker reinvents himself because the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting details and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells through guerrilla radio.  

But Walker’s announces have additionally reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to seek the Voice of Freedom and weigh down the ever-growing Resistance prior to it could possibly mount a brand new battle for American liberty.

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The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

By William Gurstelle

Whether enjoying at protecting their very own citadel or just chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers becomes speedy conversant in Ludgar, the struggle Wolf, in poor health Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery units recognized ordinarily as catapults. construction those uncomplicated but refined machines introduces basics of math and physics utilizing levers, strength, torsion, pressure, and traction. directions and diagrams illustrate easy methods to construct seven genuine operating version catapults, together with an early Greek ballista, a Roman onager, and the apex of catapult expertise, the English trebuchet. extra initiatives comprise studying the way to lash and make rope and the way to build and use a hand sling and a employees sling. the colourful background of siege struggle is explored in the course of the tales of Alexander the nice and his conflict of Tyre; Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the 3rd campaign; pirate-turned-soldier John Crabbe and his ship-mounted catapults; and Edward I of britain and his conflict opposed to the Scots at Stirling Castle.

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Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege

By Dan Mills

If you really liked American Sniper you will adore this e-book. Sunday occasions No. 1 bestseller Sniper One takes you correct into the guts of the Iraq warfare.
'One of the easiest first-hand debts of strive against that i have ever learn' Andy McNab
We all observed it right now. part a dozen voices screamed 'Grenade!' concurrently. Then every little thing went into sluggish movement. The grenade took an age to shuttle via its 20 metre arc. a dismal, small oval-shaped package deal of distress the scale of a peach ...
April 2004: Dan turbines and his platoon of snipers fly into southern Iraq, a part of an infantry battalion despatched to win hearts and minds. They have been quickly struggling with for his or her lives.
Back domestic we have been advised they have been peacekeeping. yet there has been no peace to maintain. simply because inside of days of arriving in theatre, turbines and his males have been stuck up within the longest, so much sustained fireplace struggle British troops had confronted for over fifty years.
This awe-inspiring account tells of overall warfare in throat-burning winds and fifty-degree warmth, blasted by means of mortars and surrounded through seriously armed militias. for 6 months, they fought by myself: remoted, besieged and lower than consistent enemy fireplace. Their heroic stand a modern day Rorke's Drift.
Dan turbines served for twenty-four years as an Infantry Soldier achieving the rank of Warrant Officer classification 2. in the course of his lengthy army occupation he served on operations in Northern eire, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Dan used to be provided a 'Mention In Despatches' for Gallantry for his companies in the course of the Iraq warfare. because leaving the military in 2010, he has solid a profession as a author and safety advisor, among different issues. Sniper One is his first book.

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The Transformation of War: The Most Radical Reinterpretation of Armed Conflict Since Clausewitz

By Martin van Creveld

At a time while extraordinary switch in overseas affairs is forcing governments, electorate, and army far and wide to re-assess the query of no matter if army strategies to political difficulties are attainable any further, Martin van Creveld has written an audacious looking exam of the character of battle and of its radical transformation in our personal time.

For two hundred years, army conception and procedure were guided via the Clausewitzian assumption that warfare is rational - a mirrored image of nationwide curiosity and an extension of politics by way of different ability. even if, van Creveld argues, the overpowering trend of clash within the post-1945 international not yields absolutely to rational research. actually, strategic making plans in response to such calculations is, and should remain, unrelated to present realities.

Small-scale army eruptions all over the world have proven new varieties of battle with a special solid of characters - guerilla armies, terrorists, and bandits - pursuing varied ambitions by means of violent skill with the main primitive to the main refined guns. even supposing those warriors and their strategies testify to the tip of traditional struggle as we've identified it, the general public and the army within the constructed international proceed to think about geared up violence as clash among the large powers.

At this second, armed conflicts of the sort van Creveld describes are happening during the global. From Lebanon to Cambodia, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines to El Salvador, the Persian Gulf, and the strife-torn international locations of jap Europe, violent confrontations determine a brand new version of struggle within which tribal, ethnic, and non secular factions do conflict with out high-tech guns or state-supported armies and assets. This low-intensity clash demanding situations present differences among civilian and solder, person crime and arranged violence, terrorism and conflict. within the current worldwide surroundings, practices that for 3 centuries were thought of uncivilized, akin to taking pictures civilians or maybe complete groups for ransom, have began to reappear.

Pursuing daring and provocative paths of inquiry, van Creveld posits the inadequacies of our most simple principles as to who fights wars and why and broaches the inevitability of man's have to "play" at warfare. In flip wonderful and infuriating, this problem to our considering and making plans present and destiny army encounters is among the most crucial books on conflict we're more likely to learn in our lifetime.

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Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

By Dakota Meyer

“The tale of what Dakota did . . . might be instructed for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from feedback given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony

In the autumn of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan infantrymen and Marine advisors in a mountain village known as Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was once located to wipe out 100 males who have been pinned down and have been time and again refused artillery aid. Ordered to stay in the back of with the autos, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.
With a courageous motive force on the wheel, Meyer stood within the gun turret uncovered to withering fireplace, rallying Afghan troops to stick with. Over the process the 5 hours, he charged into the valley repeatedly. using various laptop weapons, rifles, grenade launchers, or even a rock, Meyer again and again repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan squaddies to safeguard, and supplied hide for dozens of others to escape—supreme acts of valor and resolution. finally, Meyer and 4 stalwart comrades—an military captain, an Afghan sergeant significant, and Marines—cleared the battlefield and got here to grips with a tragedy they knew might have been refrained from. For his activities on that day, Meyer turned the 1st dwelling Marine in 3 a long time to be presented the Medal of Honor.
Into the Fire tells the total tale of the chaotic conflict of Ganjigal for the 1st time,  in a compelling, human approach that finds it as a microcosm of our fresh wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, via his Marine and sniper education, onto the battlefield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a conflict that has turn into the stuff of legend. 
Investigations ensued, at the same time he used to be pitched again into conflict along U.S. military infantrymen who embraced him as a fellow grunt. while it used to be over, he lower back to the States to confront residing with the lack of his closest buddies. it is a story of yankee values and upbringing, of gorgeous heroism, and of fixing to loss and to civilian life.
We see all of it via Meyer’s eyes, bullet via bullet, with uncooked honesty in telling of either the blunders that ended in tragedy and the get to the bottom of of yank infantrymen, U.S. Marines, and Afghan squaddies who’d been deserted and confronted yes death. 
Meticulously researched and thrillingly instructed, with nonstop velocity and vibrant aspect, Into the fireplace is the unvarnished tale of a contemporary American hero.

Praise for Into the Fire
“A tale of guys at their top and at their worst . . . leaves you gaping in admiration at Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer’s courage.”—National Review
“Meyer’s superb bravery wasn’t non permanent or impulsive yet planned and sustained.”—The Wall highway Journal
“[A] cathartic, heartfelt account . . . wrestle memoirs don’t get to any extent further personal.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A nice contribution to the dialogue of an agonizingly complicated subject.”—The Virginian-Pilot
Black Hawk Down meets Lone Survivor.”—Library Journal

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Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin

Joseph Pilyushin, a most sensible pink military sniper within the ruthless struggle opposed to the Germans at the japanese entrance, used to be an excellent soldier and has a impressive tale to inform. His firsthand account of his wartime provider supplies a picture perception into his deadly ability with a rifle and into the determined struggle post by means of Soviet forces to safeguard Leningrad. He additionally documents how, in the course of the three-year siege, shut contributors of this kinfolk died, together with his spouse and sons, in addition to a lot of his comrades in fingers. He describes those often-terrible occasions with such honesty and readability that his memoir is remarkable.

Piluyshin, who lived in Leningrad together with his kinfolk, was once already 35 years previous while the conflict broke out and he was once drafted. He all started within the purple military as a scout, yet as soon as he had established his marksmanship and regular nerve, he turned a sniper. He served during the Leningrad siege, from the past due 1941 while the Wehrmacht’s improve used to be halted simply in need of the town to its liberation in the course of the Soviet offensive of 1944.

His descriptions of grueling front-line existence, of his fellow squaddies and of his sniping missions are balanced by way of his brilliant reminiscences of the protracted pain of Leningrad’s imprisoned inhabitants and of the grief that used to be visited upon him and his family.

His gripping narrative might be interesting examining for anyone who's willing to benefit in regards to the function and means of the sniper through the moment global struggle. it's also a memorable eyewitness account of 1 man’s adventure at the japanese entrance.

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Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State

"A drastically invaluable, insightful research of the scary unfold of a tradition of dying. Hosken does an exceptional activity of checking out the yankee response, the failure of the Iraqi management within the type of Nouri al-Maliki and others, and the way IS has turns into the richest terrorist team within the world."
—Kirkus reports, (Starred)

One of the ten most sensible Books of September 2015
—The Christian technological know-how display screen

In June 2014 Islamic nation introduced an mind-blowing blitzkrieg which observed them grab keep watch over of a space within the center East the scale of england. the scoop used to be quickly choked with their relentless acts of savagery, but not anyone appeared to be aware of who they have been or the place they’d come from.

Now BBC reporter Andrew Hosken provides the interior tale on Islamic nation. via wide first-hand reporting, Hosken builds a complete photograph of IS, their brutal ideology and exterminationist tools. both compelling and frightening, Empire of Fear unearths how Islamic kingdom got here to be, explores how they may be defeated and asks a daunting query — in the event that they have been introduced down, may perhaps we cease one other workforce rising to switch them?

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An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

By David Eggenberger

"A badly wanted addition to public and army libraries and to the cabinets of each army author … a definitive job." — military Times
Megiddo, Thermopylae, Waterloo, Stalingrad, Vietnam … not anything has ruled man's recognition, challenged his power, produced extra heroes — and destruction — than battle. This huge one-volume paintings strains the lengthy historical past of that uniquely human task in shiny, actual debts of over 1,500 an important army conflicts, Spanning greater than 3,400 years, it features a landscape of struggle so whole that no unmarried quantity love it exists.
All the basic information of each significant conflict in recorded historical past on land and at sea — from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B. C. to Grenada in 1984 — are coated. for additional comfort, this paintings lists the engagements in alphabetical order, from "Aachen," the 1st access, to "Zutphen," the last.
You'll locate painstakingly researched, objectively written descriptions of the Persia-Greek conflicts of the 5th century B. C., Roman Empire wars, Napoleonic Wars, the yankee Civil struggle, international Wars I and II, and plenty of extra. additionally integrated are penetrating analyses of the jobs performed by way of commanders of genius — Alexander, Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Khalid ibn al-Walid, and different momentous figures. Updating this already complete source, a brand new Appendix offers with newer conflicts: the Vietnam warfare, the Yom Kippur struggle, the Soviet career of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq conflict, the Falkland Islands conflict, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and the U. S. invasion of Grenada.
Each access comprises states, strategic events, army leaders, troop numbers, strategies, casualties and military/political effects of the battles. additionally, you will find pass references on the finish of every access, ninety nine conflict maps and a entire index containing titles and alliances and treaties, well-known quotations, slogans, seize words … even conflict cries.
An Encyclopedia of Battles is a whole library of army heritage in a single handy space-saving quantity. scholars, historians, writers, army buffs … somebody attracted to the topic will locate this low-cost paperbound variation an quintessential reference and a desirable learn of the world's army past.

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By James Holland

Jack Tanner's struggle takes him to the treacherous sands of the North African desert.

August, 1942. North Africa. The desolate tract conflict hangs within the stability. even though their retreat has ultimately been halted, morale within the British military is at all-time low. while the commander of the 8th military, normal Gott, is killed, apparently foul play is at paintings. An impenetrable Axis undercover agent circuit can be compromising any desire the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide.

Jack Tanner, improving from wounds in a Cairo sanatorium, is astonished to obtain a battlefield fee for you to propel him right into a very assorted global while he returns to motion. healthy once again, he reveals himself dealing with the entire onslaught of Rommel's most up-to-date offensive.

In its aftermath, Tanner and his trusty sidekick Sykes are recruited to paintings at the back of the Axis traces in a determined try and take the struggle to the Nazis. yet the murky global of subterfuge, deceit and homicide they locate themselves one million miles clear of the certainties of the battlefield and one way or the other they need to realize who they could belief within the cat-and-mouse international of counter-espionage.

Hellfire sees Tanner struggling with his manner via his most deadly experience but -- person who takes him from the darkish backstreets of Cairo to the open Mediterranean and eventually to at least one of the decisive clashes of the total conflict -- the conflict of Alamein.

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Promethean Sun (The Horus Heresy)

By Nick Kyme

The Story

The nice campaign reaches a feral global recognized basically as One-Five-Four-Four. The forces of the Imperium arrive to convey the primitive natives from enslavement by the hands of the alien eldar. The Iron palms of Ferrus Manus and Mortarion’s loss of life protect struggle in theatres of battle internationally, however the so much vicious wrestle occurs within the deep jungles, the place Vulkan and the Salamanders deliver the Emperor’s wrath to the heathen aliens.

Vulkan and his sons needs to courageous the lethal jungles, conflict significant reptilian beasts and take care of the vile sorcery of the eldar in the event that they are to disencumber this global and convey the Emperor’s gentle to its backwards population.

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