Author: Sterling Seagrave
Release Date: 2003
In 1945, US Intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. Overseen by General MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, this 'Black Gold' gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.
Author: Sterling Seagrave
Publisher: Verso Books
Release Date: 2005
Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, "Gold Warriors" exposes one of the great state secrets of the 20th century--a cache of Japanese gold found in the Philippines during World War II.
Author: Bay Area News Group
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Dominant. Few seasons in sports history better exemplify that term than the Golden State Warriors' road to the 2016-2017 NBA championship. After adding Kevin Durant to an already elite lineup, the Warriors stormed to a league-leading 67 wins in the regular season. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Durant were all NBA All-Stars, and the foursome played an awe-inspiring brand of basketball. And the Warriors overcame adversity — from Durant missing 19 games late in the season due to injury to head coach Steve Kerr's health issues costing him much of the playoffs. Yet Curry, Durant and company avenged their 2016 NBA Finals loss with an unprecedented run through the postseason and a sublime NBA Finals destruction of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Packed with stunning photography and expert analysis from the Bay Area's largest newspaper publisher, Gold Standard takes fans through the Warriors' historic season, from Thompson's 60-point outburst to Durant's triumphant return to Oklahoma City to the final unforgettable minutes against the Cavaliers. This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Curry, Durant, Kerr, Thompson, Green and other Warriors stars.
Author: Ken Silverstein
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science
Argues that the arms industry and military assistance in the United States are unduly influenced by former Cold War-era officials now working for defense firms, and profiles some of the leading figures in the field.
Author: Charles C. McDougald
Publisher: San Francisco Pub
Release Date: 1993
Charles C. McDougal lived in Asia for twenty years, including ten years in the Philippines from 1972 to 1982. His impeccable research stems from an academic background whose credentials include a bachelor of science degree from the University of Georgia, a master's degree from the Asian Institute of Management, and a doctorate in business from the University of the Philippines. The data he gathered for his doctoral dissertation was the genesis of his 1987 book "The Marcos File," which exposed the Marcos regime for its corruption and excesses. It was while working on a book about Marcos' hidden wealth that he stumbled on the story of a treasure hunt headed by Marcos. His close friendship with the national security director provided him access to the corridors of power. He was asked to find out the truth, both about the legendary treasure and the Marcos gold. His academic credentials, plus his military background-- he was a captain in the Green Berets in Vietnam-- made him a natural choice. He returned to the Philippones. A cave-in killed two of his men and overnight this top-secret operation made the front page of almost every major newspaper in the world.
Author: Maurice Shadbolt
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Release Date: 1990
Dragooned into the British Army in the middle of the nineteenth century and shipped to New Zealand to fight the Maori, unlikely hero Kimball Bent finds himself leading a Maori band that fights the British to a standstill
Author: Tom Young
Release Date: 2013-07-11
A novel of modern warfare from the author of Sand and Fire and The Hunters..."one of the most exciting new thriller talents in years" (Vince Flynn). Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson’s newest assignment is a welcome change of pace. Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan is a major stopover for planes in and out of Afghanistan, but his new job as safety officer is a pretty laid-back way to spend the next year. Or so he thought. A C-27 crashes on the runway, its fuselage packed with electronic gear—and raw opium. Recruiting Sergeant Major Sophia Gold as interpreter, Parson must investigate not only what caused the crash, but who supplied its cargo. And the answers they find lead to a nightmarish revelation. A new Balkan war is brewing, driven by a man of ruthless ambition. Parson himself flew during the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, so he knows their horrors firsthand. But neither he nor Gold has seen anything like what’s about to happen now.
Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The inspiring story of Brad SnyderÕs journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED explosion to winning Paralympic gold Ê In Afghanistan, Lieutenant Brad Snyder had one of the worldÕs most dangerous jobs: to find and destroy enemy bombs, as an elite US Navy Special Operations warrior. On September 7, 2011, the former Naval Academy captain of the swim team stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping save the lives of his patrolÕs Afghan counterparts. The subsequent explosion left Snyder permanently blind. Through unrelenting pain, hard work, and dedication, Snyder qualified for the US Paralympic Team and on September 7, 2012Ñone year to the day after suffering his devastating injuryÑhe won a gold medal in menÕs swimming for Team USA in London. Brad SnyderÕs journey from darkness to light embodies the courage of AmericaÕs new ÒGreatest GenerationÓ and serves as an inspiration to all of us.
Author: Charles Hudson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Between 1539 and 1542 Hernando de Soto led a small army on a desperate journey of exploration of almost four thousand miles across the U. S. Southeast. Until the 1998 publication of Charles M. Hudson's foundational Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun, De Soto's path had been one of history's most intriguing mysteries. With this book, anthropologist Charles Hudson offers a solution to the question, ?Where did de Soto go? Using a new route reconstruction, for the first time the story of the de Soto expedition can be laid on a map, and in many instances it can be tied to specific archaeological sites. Arguably the most important event in the history of the Southeast in the sixteenth century, De Soto's journey cut a bloody and indelible swath across both the landscape and native cultures in a quest for gold and personal glory. The desperate Spanish army followed the sunset from Florida to Texas before abandoning its mission. De Soto's one triumph was that he was the first European to explore the vast region that would be the American South, but he died on the banks of the Mississippi River a broken man in 1542. With a new foreword by Robbie Ethridge reflecting on the continuing influence of this now classic text, the twentieth-anniversary edition of Knights is a clearly written narrative that unfolds against the exotic backdrop of a now extinct social and geographic landscape. Hudson masterfully chronicles both De Soto's expedition and the native societies he visited. A blending of archaeology, history, and historical geography, this is a monumental study of the sixteenth-century Southeast.
Author: Bay Area News Group
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Super Team is the ultimate celebration of the unprecedented collection of star-power that makes up the Warriors' once-in-a-lifetime roster. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into the personalities that make up this hoops juggernaut—Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and more. It will also feature an in-depth look at the highlights from the historic 73-win season, the shocking free agent signing of Durant, the Warriors teammates' journey in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and an exclusive look at the Dubs' preparation for the 2016-2017 NBA season. This keepsake is sure to inspire and entertain Warriors fans everywhere and get them ready for the new season, for what promises to be a transcendent and unforgettable team.
Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales. Legends from the Ancient North brings together from Penguin Classics five of the key works behind Tolkien's fiction.They are startling, brutal, strange pieces of writing, with an elemental power brilliantly preserved in these translations.They plunge the reader into a world of treachery, quests, chivalry, trials of strength.They are the most ancient narratives that exist from northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of the magical landscape of Middle-earth (Midgard) which Tolkien remade in the 20th century.
Delightful and whimsical, The Walnut Warriors (Quest For The Lost Gold) takes young minds on a riveting adventure of good versus evil. Created by author and illustrator Lance L. Palmgren, this colorful work is the second in his Walnut Warriors Series. Taking the imagination to new heights, this fascinating selection allows readers to explore the essence of bravery and determination. A one-of-a-kind tale, this beautifully crafted children's literature will amuse the youth through the endearing and admirable qualities of the feisty and courageous Walnut Warriors, who would stop at nothing to fight against bullies and oppressors. In the first book of the Walnut Warriors, readers were introduced to a world unlike any other. They were shown how the walnut characters live, their society, their rankings, along with the rules and laws in their kingdom. Readers soon become champions of the fearsome but lovable Walnut Warriors that live in a secret place, deep within their Misty Forest. This time, in Book Two of the Trilogy within the 7-Book Series, readers will follow the Warriors on their first Secret Mission into a perilous battle with their long-time enemies. Several generations ago, the Bully Boulders (who eventually transformed themselves into the Naughty Nuggets) and their Stone King attacked the Walnut Warriors and carried away their gold. To regain the treasure that is rightfully theirs, the Warriors must locate and battle the thieves into submission. Readers will be thrilled to experience, firstly, the Warriors' successful search and then, the implementation of their carefully planned battle and capture strategies. Will good triumph over evil? Readers know, will you?
Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.