Sol Shall Rise

Author: G. Hudson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505291094
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Pure High Octane Space Opera"The Sol System was conquered and humans lived as slaves for 500 long years. Now, after years of brutal warfare, humanity has been liberated. Liberation, however, comes at a cost. And the Sol System has become nothing more than a puppet state for a vast galactic empire. For Jon Pike, a war hero who has lost everything, there is no substitute for freedom. He blames the aliens for humanity's troubles, especially the one living inside him. But when he is sent on a top secret mission into unexplored regions of the galaxy he discovers that humanity's troubles are just getting started. Can he find freedom for himself and humanity? Sol Shall Rise is a 75,000 word space opera.

War in European History

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199546193
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A new edition of this brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a newchapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror'.

Cracked Up to Be

Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429948104
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this young adult novel debut, the story of a girl too smart for her own good who, after one tragic night, decides to reject the popular life in exchange for one of solitude. Perfect Parker Fadley isn't so perfect anymore. She's quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games...but what they don't know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn't something she can say out loud. It isn't even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. “Cracked Up To Be gives you Parker, her world, her friends, straight up, no chaser. You won't forget her.” —Kathe Koja author of Kissing The Bee

Location Filming in Long Beach

Author: Tim Grobaty
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237751
Format: PDF, Docs
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Long Beach's proximity to Hollywood has made the waterfront city a picturesque and easily accessed locale for hundreds of films and television shows. Silent movies produced by Balboa Studios here starred Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, and the city's resume includes the Oscar-winning best pictures The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and American Beauty (1999). Cameras continue to roll in the port metropolis, which has been host for such TV favorites as CHiPs and The Mod Squad and now twenty-first-century series such as NCIS, Dexter and CSI: Miami. Longtime newspaperman Tim Grobaty has been watching, in person and in his living room, and tracks the history of the city on celluloid in the comprehensive Location Filming in Long Beach.

Interstellar War

Author: G. P. Hudson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543071276
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Book 5 of The Pike Chronicles A homeland in ashes. A merciless ancient enemy. A vicious new foe. A galaxy convulsing with war. With humanity on the brink of annihilation, only one option remains, Interstellar War. Can Jon Pike achieve victory, and revenge, for himself and humanity? Find out in Interstellar War, Book 5 of The Pike Chronicles.

Radio Congo

Author: Ben Rawlence
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740956
Format: PDF
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While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists. Today, that city, Manono, sits beyond the infamous “Triangle of Death,” in an area rarely reached by outsiders since war turned the country’s rivers to blood. In this compelling debut, Rawlence sets out to gather the news from this ghost town in one of the most dangerous places in the world. Ignoring the advice of locals, reporters, and mercenaries, he travels by foot, motorbike, and canoe, taking his time and meeting the people who are rebuilding their homes with hope, faith, and nervous instinct. We meet Benjamin, the kindly father of the most terrifying Mai Mai warlord; Leya, who happily gives up a good job in Zambia to return to her razed town; Colonel Ibrahim, a guerrilla turned army officer; the Lebanese cousins Mohammed and Mohammed, who oversee the remains of Manono’s great mine; the priest Jean-Baptiste, who explains the conjoined prices of beer and normality; and the talk-show host Mama Christine, who dispenses counsel and courage in equal measure. From the “blood cheese” of Goma to the decaying city of Manono, Rawlence shares the real story of Congo during and after the war, and finds not just a lost city but the seeds of a peaceful future.

War Without End

Author: G. P. Hudson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973952039
Format: PDF
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The Terran Empire, the greatest empire in the history of humanity, is crumbling. Throughout the galaxy, planetary systems seek independence and freedom. Everywhere there is war. Trying to maintain its grip, the Empire has become more ruthless, and reliant on mercenary armies. The powerful Zeta Corp fills this need with its advanced weapons, and legions of genetically engineered soldiers. These soldiers, while fiercely loyal, are nothing more than slaves. Danny is a Zeta Corp mercenary who has known nothing but war, and service to Zeta Corp in his short life. But when a routine mission ends in disaster, he finds himself questioning everything he believed in. Pitted against the Empire, and Zeta Corp, can he gain freedom for himself, his friends, and the galaxy? Find out in War Without End, Book 1 of Fall of the Terran Empire.

The Tortuous Path

Author: G. P. Hudson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986031332
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How hard would you fight for freedom? A crumbling Empire A struggling fight for freedom A powerful new faction bent on ruling the galaxy Entire star systems laid waste by the ravages of war The Empire may be in its death throes, but it still has plenty of fight left. Danny and his free clone army remain in a desperate fight for survival against the evil Zeta Corp, and its legions of enslaved combat clones. Can they prevail against the overwhelming odds pitted against them? Or will their cause perish in infancy, a mere footnote in the long history of the Terran Empire? Find out in The Tortuous Path, Fall of the Terran Empire Book 2.

Enemy of Mine

Author: Brad Taylor
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 0451419936
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When the Taskforce uncovers an assassination plot against an American envoy, operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, follow an elusive trail through the Middle East that reveals a destructive secret.

Mercury s Bane

Author: Nick Webb
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544018720
Format: PDF
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They're all gone. We remember them like yesterday: pieces of our stolen heritage. Things like NASA. Football. Parades and pies. Good things, comfortable things. We remember a time when we were alone in the universe, safe and oblivious. But it's all gone now. We called them the Telestines, and in the face of their ruthless invasion we were powerless. By 2040, all the world's governments and militaries had fallen, and the remnants of humanity exiled to the solar system. We looked down on our blue planet, so close to our birthplace, so close to our home. But the miles may as well have been lightyears. Our anger smoldered in the darkness of space. On Mars. On Ganymede. In the dank crowded filth of the asteroids. We swore: we will take our planet back. And today, it begins. Our fleet is ready. Our soldiers determined. Earth will be ours again.