Once an Eagle

Author: Anton Myrer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062039095
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Fiction

Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War 11, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War -- Vietnam. A study in character and values, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embdies the best in our nation -- and in us all.

When Time Began

Author: Brook Park Elementary's 4th Grade Classe
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595224777
Release Date: 2002-10-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Stories and legends written by the 4th grade students at Brook Park Elementary School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2002.

The Eagle Has Landed

Author: Jack Higgins
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141959122
Release Date: 2005-11-24
Genre: Fiction

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED is probably the greatest World War II story ever written. Operation Eagle was to be the most daring enemy mission of the entire war. Himmler planned to kidnap Churchill on British soil in November 1943. But in that remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is also put together to begin the countdown to the invasion. A brilliant adventure in which the reader' sympathies are enlisted as much for the German heroes as for the English defenders.

Die Beute des Adlers

Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641097219
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Fiction

Sie kämpfen bis aufs Blut Britannien 44 n. Chr.: Die römischen Eroberer kämpfen im zweiten Jahr gegen die Stämme Britanniens. Die meisten Soldaten sind kriegsmüde. Bei der entscheidenden Schlacht gerät die Legion, in der die Centurionen Macro und Cato dienen, in eine Falle. Der Kampf ist verloren, die Soldaten werden vom jähzornigen General Plautius verbannt. Wie Tiere gehetzt, müssen Macro und Cato jetzt um ihr Leben kämpfen – und um ihre Ehre.

Mein Mann der Kommunist

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446251366
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: Fiction

Iron Rinn aus Newark ist ein Mann mit mörderischer Vergangenheit, vor der er ein Leben lang flieht. Der Weltkriegsveteran, ehemalige Minenarbeiter und Idealist mit kommunistischer Überzeugung, verdiente sein Geld als Abraham-Lincoln-Imitator, bevor er zum Radio-Star avancierte und mit der einstigen Hollywood-Größe Eve Frame ein Traumpaar bildete. Was für die Klatschspaltenleser wie die perfekte romantische Verbindung zweier Publikumslieblinge aussieht, ist in Wirklichkeit eine Ehehölle, die sich in der bedrohlichen Atmosphäre von Joe McCarthys Amerika zu einer nicht enden wollenden privaten und beruflichen Tragödie auswächst. Nachdem die Ehe von Iron und Eve nach einer letzten theatralischen Szene in Trümmern liegt, schreibt Eve einen Enthüllungs-Bestseller mit dem Titel Mein Mann, der Kommunist, um ihre eigene Haut und die Karriere ihrer Tochter zu retten. Rinn wird der Spionage für die Sowjetunion verdächtigt, auf die schwarze Liste gesetzt und rechtfertigt nunmehr als enttarnter Musterkommunist McCarthys Hexenjagd. Isoliert, gesellschaftlich und beruflich ruiniert, schwört Rinn seiner Exfrau und seiner Umwelt Rache.

The Welsh Fairy Book

Author: W. Jenkyn Thomas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486119915
Release Date: 2013-02-06
Genre: Social Science

Treasury of 83 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr's Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia," and many more.

Who was who at Waterloo

Author: Christopher J. Summerville
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582784050
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Everyone knows about the Battle of Waterloo - or do they? Much of what we feel we know about Waterloo is fiction. This work exposes the myth of the battle. It brings us nearer the truth: that there are as many facets to the battle as faces on the field.

Eagles

Author: Ann C. Cooper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781879373112
Release Date: 1991-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the various species of the great bird of prey, their natural history and life cycle, and the role of the eagle in the natural ecosystem.

Die Prophezeiung des Adlers

Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641102951
Release Date: 2013-09-09
Genre: Fiction

Sie werden kämpfen – und sie werden siegen! Rom, A. D. 45: Die Centurionen Macro und Cato erhalten einen gefährlichen Auftrag. Geheime Schriftrollen, die über die Zukunft Roms entscheiden, sind in die Hände von Piraten geraten. Mit der römischen Flotte begeben sie sich auf die Jagd. Die erste Begegnung mit den Piraten jedoch gerät zum Desaster. Macro und Cato werden für die Niederlage verantwortlich gemacht. Um ihre Ehre zu retten, gibt es nur einen Weg: Sie müssen das Hauptquartier der Piraten ausfindig machen und sich in die Höhle des Löwen begeben.

Wild Ones

Author: Jon Mooallem
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101617847
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Genre: Nature

Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the actual world she’s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America’s endangered animals will survive only if conservationists keep rigging the world around them in their favor. So Mooallem ventures into the field, often taking his daughter with him, to move beyond childlike fascination and make those creatures feel more real. Wild Ones is a tour through our environmental moment and the eccentric cultural history of people and wild animals in America that inflects it—from Thomas Jefferson’s celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of the-last-century origins of the teddy bear to the whale-loving hippies of the 1970s. With propulsive curiosity and searing wit, and without the easy moralizing and nature worship of environmental journalism’s older guard, Wild Ones merges reportage, science, and history into a humane and endearing meditation on what it means to live in, and bring a life into, a broken world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bald Eagle

Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781422287439
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In the early days of American independence, government leaders tried to identify an animal that would represent the new nation. They settled on the bald eagle, a proud raptor that fiercely defends its nest and its family. The eagle has been used to represent government power since the time of the Roman Empire. In 1787 the bald eagle was officially adopted as the emblem of the United States. The eagle is often shown holding an olive branch (representing peace) and arrows (representing war) in its talons. Today the bald eagle remains a living symbol of American strength and values.

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Author: Clark Wissler
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803260466
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-Clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic origins emphasizing the prototypical Beaver-Medicine and the roles played by Elk-Woman and Otter-Woman, as well as a presentation of Star Myths, which reveal the astronomical knowledge of the Blackfoot Indians. Narratives about Raven, Grasshopper, and Whirlwind-Boy account for conditions in humanity and nature. Many of the stories in the concluding group, such as ?The Lost Children? and ?The Ghost-Woman,? were tales told to Blackfoot children. ø These narratives were collected early in the twentieth century from the Piegans in Montana and from the North Piegans, the Bloods, and the Northern Blackfoot in Canada. Most were translated by D. C. Duvall and revised for Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler. Darrell Kipp provides an introduction to the new Bison Books edition.