At No Man s Command

Author: Melanie Milburne
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373132581
Format: PDF
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It looks like our favorite tearaway, the notorious Aiesha Adams, is trying to change her spots. Inside sources have revealed that not only is she currently holed up in the Scottish countryside with the gorgeous aristocrat James Challender, but the pair are secretly engaged!

Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048612214X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.

No Quarter

Author: Richard Slotkin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588368483
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this richly researched and dramatic work of military history, eminent historian Richard Slotkin recounts one of the Civil War’s most pivotal events: the Battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864. At first glance, the Union’s plan seemed brilliant: A regiment of miners would burrow beneath a Confederate fort, pack the tunnel with explosives, and blow a hole in the enemy lines. Then a specially trained division of African American infantry would spearhead a powerful assault to exploit the breach created by the explosion. Thus, in one decisive action, the Union would marshal its mastery of technology and resources, as well as demonstrate the superior morale generated by the Army of the Potomac’s embrace of emancipation. At stake was the chance to drive General Robert E. Lee’s Army of North Virginia away from the defense of the Confederate capital of Richmond–and end the war. The result was something far different. The attack was hamstrung by incompetent leadership and political infighting in the Union command. The massive explosion ripped open an immense crater, which became a death trap for troops that tried to pass through it. Thousands of soldiers on both sides lost their lives in savage trench warfare that prefigured the brutal combat of World War I. But the fighting here was intensified by racial hatred, with cries on both sides of “No quarter!” In a final horror, the battle ended with the massacre of wounded or surrendering Black troops by the Rebels–and by some of their White comrades in arms. The great attack ended in bloody failure, and the war would be prolonged for another year. With gripping and unforgettable depictions of battle and detailed character portraits of soldiers and statesmen, No Quarter compellingly re-creates in human scale an event epic in scope and mind-boggling in its cost of life. In using the Battle of the Crater as a lens through which to focus the political and social ramifications of the Civil War–particularly the racial tensions on both sides of the struggle–Richard Slotkin brings to readers a fresh perspective on perhaps the most consequential period in American history. From the Hardcover edition.

The Burning of the World

Author: Bela Zombory-Moldovan
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590178106
Format: PDF, ePub
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Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War An NYRB Classics Original The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a powerful addition to the literature of the war that defined the shape of the twentieth century.

Hard Truths

Author: Paul Deal
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595405207
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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While exploring the cosmos, humans sometimes encounter intelligent beings very different from themselves. Dealing with these beings requires learning to understand them. Yet acquiring the knowledge needed to do that is not easy, as the people in these five stories discover. In The Home Song, a pair of ship wrecked space travelers must learn how to get the cooperation of a being whose nature they can hardly imagine. In Survival City, the survivors of a civilization-destroying war have to decide what they should share and what is not worth sharing. In Crucible of Vyath, a teenage boy, captured by the most feared enemy humans have ever encountered, has to find an ally among his enemies before he can find the key to his freedom. In Fatal Flaw, four alien abductees, while coping with what appears to be incomprehensible evil, must look past that evil to understand their captors. In Dilemma, two scientists, working to save a people who follow rules of conduct utterly at odds with their own, must decide if it is ever right to compromise principle as a matter of principle.