From the genius of Thomas Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter, comes his terrifying and prophetic debut of an American who plans an act of terrorism at the Super Bowl?as the whole world watches. But in a mob of 80,000 people, how can they find him to stop him? The clock is ticking?
Author: Michael J. Claringbould
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: World War, 1939-1945
Recounts the events of 16 April 1944, when the United States Fifth Air Force lost 37 aircraft over New Guinea, due to appalling weather. Tells of the departure from New Guinea air-bases for an attack against Japanese installations at Hollandia, the onset of turbulent weather and decreasing visibility in mountainous country, the fate of various planes and their occupants, and the aftermath. Includes an appendix listing lost and damaged aircraft, and a bibliography. By the author of 'Rampage of the Roarin' 20s'.
Author: Michael Hill
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 1993
Tidal Wave! August 1, 1943. The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the 376th, 93rd, 44th, 389th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book. Never before published photos taken during the raid, many from the original negatives, dramatically show the raid, and give the reader a sense of the intensity of fierce flak, and aerial combat. Mike has interviewed many of the surviving veterans of the mission, giving the story a personal flavor from the unique view-point of the crew members. Also included is a complete listing of the aircraft and crews that flew the mission. Mike Hill also the author of The Desert Rats: The 98th Bomb Group and the August 1943 Ploesti Raid. The dust jacket artwork for this new book is by Mike Boss.
Author: J. Matthew Fisk
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An Iraq War veteran’s firsthand account of surviving a deadly insurgent ambush on America’s 1st Cavalry Division—and battling through the aftermath. It was known as Black Sunday—April 4, 2004, the day when units of the United States’ 1st Cavalry Division saw their routine deployment turn into a harrowing and costly fight. Enraged, motivated, and well-armed insurgents crammed the alleys, streets, and buildings of Sadr City. In that fight, a surging mob of militants ambushed one small unit of the Black Knight battalion. The heroic rescue attempt proved fatal for many of the determined soldiers who braved the gauntlet. Now, cavalry veteran Matt Fisk—who fought through Black Sunday and survived—gives a gut-level, over-the-rifle-sights view of a short, violent period when one of the safest places in the war zone suddenly turned into a cauldron of death and destruction, leaving eight US troops dead and dozens more wounded—only the beginning of a lengthy siege aimed at defeating the Mahdi Army. Fisk’s brutally honest Black Knights, Dark Days covers it all, from his rough deployment with colorful and courageous fellow soldiers to the serious problems he encountered when he returned home. In the ultimate test of his coping skills, Fisk turned to the VA for help—and wound up facing the same frustrations that plague so many of today’s returning combat veterans.
Author: Frank L. Stallings
Release Date: 2001
One giant, black dust storm in April of 1935 became the signature event of a devastating period in the history of the South Plains of the United States. The author, who grew up in Pampa in the Texas Panhandle, gathered a collection of reminiscences, reports, and responses to the storm by individuals who had been in it, and by newspapers that had reported about it, then reflected about the storm during the following years. But this is basically an oral history of interviews with well over 100 people and their personal experiences on that Black Sunday in the mid-thirties.
Author: Charles Derry
Release Date: 2009-12-21
Genre: Performing Arts
Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three varieties (psychological, demonic and apocalyptic) and demonstrates how horror cinema represents the popular expression of everyday fears while revealing the forces that influence American ideological and political values. Directors given a close reading include Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Haneke, Robert Aldrich, Mel Gibson and George A. Romero. Additional material discusses postmodern remakes, horror franchises and Asian millennial horror. This book also contains more than 950 frame grabs and a very extensive filmography.