Author: Neil Mackay
Publisher: Casemate / Flashpoint
Release Date: 2007-07-05
The War on Truth investigates all aspects of the lead up to the war in Iraq, its execution, and its aftermath. Neil MacKay contends that the public was systematically fed untruths in a manner that questions what kind of democracy we really have. MacKay, award winning investigative journalist for Scotlands Sunday Herald newspaper has covered the Wests intelligence agencies for many years. In this book he questions why intelligence missed 9/11 and why the best funded intelligence networks in history got things so badly wrong. The WMD debate is also covered. MacKays extensive contacts in the intelligence community make a telling contribution to this investigation and we see an intimate picture of how intelligence is gathered, how it is interpreted and why things go wrong. We also gain an insight to NeoCons, the radical think tank that surround George W. Bush and some of whom stated before 9/11, that the US needed another Pearl Harbor to condition the American people (and their allies) into supporting war against Saddam Hussein. Author Neil MacKay is a threetimes finalist as British Reporter of tile Year in the British Press Awards, Britains equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. MacKay revealed the identity of the Omagh bomber, exposed the British Army colonel who used loyalist terrorists as proxy assassins throughout the Troubles in Northern Ireland and unmasked Stakeknife, the highest-ranking British army spy inside the IRA. His investigations into the war on terror and the invasion of lraq have won international acclaim. More than 200,000 US readers regularly turn to his stories on the internet every Sunday. In 1999, MacKay famously wrote an article based on briefings with CIA operatives in Pakistan that reported that aI-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden planned to use planes to attack mainland America. He has appeared on TV and radio regularly as a commentator in the UK, France. Italy. Japan. America. Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and throughout the Middle East. John Pilger: Neils masterly and prodigious scoops are the stuff of newspaper legend Truthout.org: the gold standard of investigative journalists
Author: Colonel Wolfgang W.E. Samuel
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2009-09-18
This was the first book to cover all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly, retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips. Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or flying covert and dangerous reconnaissance missions deep into Soviet and Chinese airspace, these flyers waged America’s longest and most secretively conducted air war. Many of the pilots Samuel interviewed invoke the same sentiment when asked why they risked their lives in the air-“I always wanted to fly.” While young, they were inspired by barnstormers, by World War I fighter legends, by the legendary Charles Lindbergh, and often just by seeing airplanes flying overhead. With the advent of World War II, many of these dreamers found themselves in cockpits soon after high school. Of those who survived World War II, many chose to continue following their dream, flying the Berlin Airlift, stopping the North Korean army during the “forgotten war” in Korea, and fighting in the Vietnam War. Told in personal narratives and reminiscences, I Always Wanted to Fly renders views from pilots’ seats and flight decks during every air combat flashpoint from 1945 to 1968. Drawn from long exposure to the immense stress of warfare, the stories these warriors share are both heroic and historic. The author, a veteran of many secret reconnaissance missions, evokes individuals and scenes with authority and grace. He provides clear, concise historical context for each airman’s memories. In I Always Wanted to Fly, he has produced both a thrilling and inspirational acknowledgment of personal heroism and a valuable addition to our documentation of the Cold War.
Author: John F. Willey
Release Date: 2011-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
John F. Willey, a native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was born in 1930. The oldest of four children, tough times awaited him and his family as the Great Depression got under way. With the economy worsening, bankers start jumping out of windows and the whole country is scared. The Willey family somehow gets by while refusing welfare. During these troubled times, John experiences the twangs of romantic love and enjoys many other boyhood firsts. But as he gets older, John becomes addicted to alcohol. He twists up his life, but he eventually overcomes his demons and begins helping others who face similar problems put their lives in order. Despite some bumps along the way, John has lived an amazing life surrounded by adventure, loving relationships, and friends. He did not sit and watch life go by but participated in it every step of the way. Learn from his experiences and find inspiration in "Living the Life I Always Wanted."
Author: John Shiver
Release Date: 2012-12-14
John Shiver, Jr. served as a flight engineer and gunner in the following Army Air Corp groups during World War II: 8th Air Force. 389th Bomb Group. England 9th Air Force. 98th Bomb Group. 344th Sqd. Libya 12th Air Force. 98th Bomb Group. 344th Sqd. North Africa 15th Air Force. 98th Bomb Group. 344th Sqd. Italy This book is a memoir of his service time.
It is the author's belief that, while almost everyone has heard of E=mc², very few people really know much about it. Unfortunately most books on the subject either require a knowledge of higher mathematics, or they leave too much inadequately explained. In this book the author attempts to steer a middle course, explaining the subject as fully as possible yet keeping it easy-to-understand.
Author: Maurice Isserman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
This riveting history includes a clear discussion of the roots of American involvement in Indochina in the days just after World War II and goes on to explore the varied and complex motives behind America's effort to halt the spread of communism in Asia. In clear, lucid prose, Maurice Isserman explores the critical questions surrounding the United States experience in Vietnam: What led President Lyndon Baines Johnson to commit combat troops in 1965? How was it possible for North Vietnamese to suffer a military defeat in the Tet Offensive in 1968 and yet achieve a political victory? What has America learned from the experience of fighting in Vietnam? The need for objective and accurate information about the Vietnam War has never been greater than it is today. This excellent resource is a perfect starting point for students who want to get the facts about this tragic episode in American history. New box features cover topics such as why the counterculture flourished during the war; how the war helped win Nixon the election and helped lose him the presidency; and why Vietnam continues to haunt Americans.
Who doesn’t have questions about God? But where in the world can you go to get answers? Eric Metaxas has been there, so he gets it. Which is why he’s written this shockingly down-to-earth book on the big questions everyone asks (but not always out loud). Totally conversational and sometimes flat-out hilarious, this book asks: * How can a good God create a world that has evil and suffering? * Is God anti-sex? * Doesn’t science make God obsolete? * What’s the real story on miracles? * If God is everywhere, why go to church? * Don’t we already have God within us? * Isn’t God too busy running the universe to care about the details of my day? These questions (and many more) get no-nonsense answers that don’t hide behind dull theological language. So get the lowdown (and more than a few laughs) on what are probably the most important questions anyone has.
Author: Kayla Williams
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
When SPC Kayla Williams and SGT Brian McGough met at a mountain outpost in Iraq in 2003, only their verbal sparring could have betrayed a hint of attraction. Neither could have predicted the sequence of events that would shape their lives. Brian, on his way back to base after mid-tour leave, was wounded by a roadside bomb that sent shrapnel through his brain. Kayla waited anxiously for news and, on returning home, sought out Brian. The two began a tentative romance and later married, but neither anticipated the consequences of Brian’s injury on their lives. Lacking essential support for returning veterans from the military and the VA, Kayla and Brian suffered through posttraumatic stress amplified by his violent mood swings, her struggles to reintegrate into a country still oblivious to women veterans, and what seemed the callous, consumerist indifference of civilian society at large. Kayla persevered. So did Brian. They fought for their marriage, drawing on remarkable reservoirs of courage and commitment. They confronted their demons head-on, impatient with phoniness of any sort. Inspired by an unwavering ethos of service, they continued to stand on common ground. Finally, they found their own paths to healing and wholeness, both as individuals and as a family, in dedication to a larger community.
Author: Jonathan Schneer
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Britain’s wartime cabinet brought together Conseratives, Labour and independent in a coalition of political titans, including Bevan, Atlee, Beverbrook, Morrison, Eden and Cripps. This is the gripping story of how they governed and won. Under Churchill’s leadership they overcame political and personal differences in service of the national interest in a time of great crisis. But behind closed doors there were rivalries and intrigues, as well as unexpected friendships – brought to life here through Jonathan Schneer’s original research and vivid writing. With fascinating portraits of the figures involved and sharp analysis of the political ups and downs, Ministers at War is a unique and essential perspective on World War II.
Author: Chris Allen
Release Date: 2012-12-01
The #1 Bestselling Spy Thriller from Action Master Chris Allen Serbian war criminals on trial have abducted the world-famous daughter of the Presiding Judge. The very fabric of international justice is set to unravel. There's only one thing for Alex Morgan to do – hunt the bastards down. 'The safety catch is off. Return that girl to her family and drag those bastards back to justice. Dead or alive. It makes no difference to me.' Alex Morgan – policeman, soldier and spy for Intrepid, the black-ops division of Interpol – is on the hunt for Serbian war criminals. But these guys were never going to let it be easy. An assassination attempt is made on the presiding judge of the international criminal tribunal. Days later, the judge's daughter, the famous and beautiful classical pianist Charlotte Rose, vanishes. The girl is not just a pretty face. She's the goddaughter of Intrepid's veteran commander, General Davenport. It's up to Morgan and the team to track the kidnappers and the missing woman before the very fabric of international justice is picked apart. Part James Bond and part Jason Bourne, Alex Morgan must walk the line between doing the right thing and getting the job done. This time, he's got permission to make it personal. HUNTER: Intrepid 2 is the newest in the Alex Morgan Interpol Thriller series taking readers by storm... Buy it now or read the sample today. REVIEWS "If you really like escapist novels, this one's for you." ABC 702 Radio "He is set to give the likes of Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum a run for their money." The Australian Army newspaper "High-paced, high-octane, high-entertainment fun." AustCrimeFiction blog "A tale of cold-blooded ruthlessness, treachery, courage, cowardice, avarice and lust for power." Imagineer blog "I have read both, and completely abandoned all housework duties until I had finished (yes, they are good!)" Coffee Talk with Erin blog Not yet obsessed with Alex Morgan and Intrepid? Check out #1 Bestseller DEFENDER: Intrepid 1 today.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015 New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.
Author: Kristin Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Meg finally finds the answers she’s been searching for in the thrilling and action-packed conclusion to the Second Order trilogy, set in steampunk Victorian London. Meg has come a long way from her days as a lowly housemaid, driven to learn the truth behind her parents’ murder. She’s since discovered that they were part of the Secret Order of Modern Amusementists—an underground society of inventors. Determined to reclaim her heritage, she joined the Amusementists as an apprentice, but that hasn’t brought her closer to the man responsible for the loss of her family: the man in the clockwork mask. Now the man in the clockwork mask is coming for her. But Meg is tired of being hunted and she intends to become the hunter. The truth about her family is out there, and she will find it. With Will, the boy who holds her heart, Meg embarks on an adventure that takes them far from the cold London winter and into the heart of France. But the City of Light is filled with dark shadows. There’s a plot afoot that could turn the tides of a terrible war, and cost the lives of millions—that is, if it doesn’t take the lives of everyone Meg holds dear, including her own.
We’ve all been hearing rumors about sacking America’s beloved game of football—and it’s time someone spoke out against the witch hunt. In The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, Dan Flynn debunks the haters and tells us why America needs football.