Soldiers Pay

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871403099
Format: PDF
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“A deft hand has woven this narrative. . . . This book rings true.”—The New York Times Faulkner’s first novel, Soldiers’ Pay (1926), is among the most memorable works to emerge from the First World War. Through the story of a wounded veteran’s homecoming, it examines the impact of soldiers’ return from war on the people—particularly the women—who were left behind.

The Town

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443421138
Format: PDF, Docs
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Having made his mark in Frenchman’s Bend, ambitious Flem Snopes sets his sights on the town of Jefferson. Rising up through the ranks of Jefferson’s bank, Flem uses his power to influence life in the town and control his unruly family. With the same memorable characters from The Hamlet, The Town is the second book in William Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy and continues his commentary on post-war economic troubles in the American South. Published 17 years after The Hamlet, The Town marked Faulkner’s return to Snopes’s story, which he completed with The Mansion. While a self-contained novel, The Hamlet’s meaning and social commentary is deepened when read in conjunction with the other Snopes books. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital form, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

William Faulkner

Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521383776
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collected selection of reviews of William Faulkner's writings from 1926 to 1962.

Zero Footprint

Author: Simon Chase
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 031634222X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting. Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions--this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military operatives, and since retiring from outfits like US Navy SEAL TEAM Six and the UK's Special Boat Service, they have devoted their lives to executing sensitive and hazardous missions overseas. Working at the request of U.S. and British government entities as well as for private clients, he takes on jobs that require "zero footprint," with no trace of their actions left behind. Chase delivers first-hand accounts of tracking Bin Laden in Afghanistan and being one of the first responders after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. We see his teams defuse terrorist bombs, guard dignitaries, and protect convoys traveling through perilous territory--and then there are the really big jobs: top-secret "zero footprint" missions that include searching for High Value Targets and setting up arms shipping networks. The missions in Zero Footprint will shock readers, but so will the personal dangers. Chase and the men he works with operate without government backup or air rescue. If they die serving their country--they remain anonymous. There are no military honors or benefits. Contractors like Simon Chase are the unsung heroes in the war against terrorism, a strong, but largely invisible force--until now.

The Roman Soldier

Author: George Ronald Watson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801493126
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Recreates the life and training of the rank-and-file soldier, from enlistment to discharge

Military Pay

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756744717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In light of the GAO Nov. 2003 report highlighting significant pay problems experienced by Army Nat. Guard soldiers mobilized to active duty in support of the global war on terrorism & homeland security, GAO was asked to determine if controls used to pay mobilized Army Reserve soldiers provided assurance that such payments are accurate & timely. This audit used a case study approach to focus on controls over three key areas: processes, people (human capital), & automated systems. Includes test'y. before the House Comm. on Gov't. Reform, Subcomm. on Gov't. Efficiency & Financial Mgmt., U.S. House of Rep., by Gregory Kutz, & Geoffrey Frank, Financial Mgmt. & Assurance, GAO; & John Ryan, Office of Special Investigations, GAO.