The Rising Tide

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345495334
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's The Steel Wave. A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the twentieth century. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation’ s most poignant chronicle of World War II. With you-are-there immediacy, painstaking historical detail, and all-inclusive points of view, Shaara portrays the momentous and increasingly dramatic events that pulled America into the vortex of this monumental conflict. As Hitler conquers Poland, Norway, France, and most of Western Europe, England struggles to hold the line. When Germany’s ally Japan launches a stunning attack on Pearl Harbor, America is drawn into the war, fighting to hold back the Japanese conquest of the Pacific, while standing side-by-side with their British ally, the last hope for turning the tide of the war. Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa and the rugged countryside of Sicily, Shaara tells this story through the voices of this conflict’s most heroic figures, some familiar, some unknown. As British and American forces strike into the “soft underbelly” of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, the new weapons of war come clearly into focus. In North Africa, tank battles unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen. In Sicily, the Allies attack their enemy with a barely tested weapon: the paratrooper. As battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the war begins to shift, setting the stage for the massive invasion of France, at a seaside resort called Normandy. More than an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown: the as-yet obscure administrator Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose tireless efficiency helped win the war; his subordinates, clashing in both style and personality, from George Patton and Mark Clark to Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery. In the desolate hills and deserts, the Allies confront Erwin Rommel, the battlefield genius known as “the Desert Fox,” a wounded beast who hands the Americans their first humiliating defeat in the European theater of the war. From tank driver to paratrooper to the men who gave the commands, Shaara’s stirring portrayals bring the heroic and the tragic to life in brilliant detail. A new level of accomplishment from this already acclaimed author, The Rising Tide will leave readers eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.

Three Novels of World War II

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345534859
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Jeff Shaara has written vivid, perceptive portraits of America’s wars that have thrilled and mesmerized readers across generations. Collected for the first time in this eBook volume are Jeff Shaara’s epic New York Times bestselling novels of World War II: The Rising Tide, The Steel Wave, and No Less Than Victory. As the United States wades into the shifting tides of war, Shaara details every move—the tank battles along the Mediterranean coast, the audacious invasion at Omaha Beach, the deadly final spasms of the Third Reich. He brings to life such figures as Eisenhower and Patton, as well as the courageous men on the front lines of battle. On full display throughout is the inimitable style and striking narrative range that have made Jeff Shaara such an esteemed and essential chronicler of the American age. Contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara’s acclaimed new novel of World War II in the Pacific, The Final Storm, which Booklist called “extraordinarily evocative.”

Kein Land f r alte M nner

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644050619
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DIE STILLE VOR DEM SCHUSS Bei einem morgendlichen Ausflug in die texanische Wüste findet Hobbyjäger Llewellyn Moss eine gespenstische Szenerie vor: mehrere Leichen, eine Pick-up-Ladefläche voller Heroin und am Ende einer Blutspur einen Koffer mit 2,4 Millionen Dollar. Er behält das Geld – sein erster Fehler. Der zweite: In der Nacht kehrt er zum Tatort zurück, um seine Spuren zu verwischen. Und gerät ins Visier des eiskalten Killers Chigurh. «Ein minimaler Western mit maximaler sprachlicher Präzision. Atemberaubend.» STERN

BIS ZUM LETZTEN MANN

Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3743872072
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Mann liegt mitten auf der Straße, mit dem Gesicht im Staub. Jean Isbel weiß, dass er nicht der erste war und dass er nicht der letzte sein wird in diesem blutigen Krieg, der zwischen Ranchern und Schafzüchtern tobt.Doch hinter all dem steckt weitaus mehr als nur der Kampf um gutes Weideland: Im Pleasant Valley suchen zwei Familien, die eine uralte Fehde zu unversöhnlichen Feinden gemacht hat, eine Entscheidung auf Leben und Tod. Auf der einen Seite steht Gass Isbel mit seinen Söhnen, auf der anderen Colonel Lee Jorth mit seinen verwegenen Männern. Für beide... gibt es kein Zurück mehr.Aber noch schlimmer sind die zweibeinigen Wölfe, die zwischen ihnen stehen...Zane Grey ist einer der bedeutendsten Klassiker unter den Autoren des amerikanischen Western: Sein Roman Bis zum letzten Mann gilt überdies als eines der großen tragischen Werke dieses Genres. Der Apex-Verlag präsentiert diesen Roman in seiner Reihe APEX WESTERN als durchgesehene Neu-Ausgabe, ergänzt um ein Essay von Dr. Karl Jürgen Roth.

Die Geschwister Oppermann

Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841206174
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Feuchtwangers weltberühmter Familienroman. Sie sind erfolgreich und angesehen: Gustav, der Schriftsteller und Seniorchef, Martin, der Geschäftsmann, und Edgar, der Arzt. Doch dann ist das Unfassbare eingetreten: Die Nazis haben ihr Regime mit Mord und Brand errichtet. Den Oppermanns entgleitet die Heimat. Sie müssen ihre Häuser und ihre Freunde verlassen, denn sie sind jüdischer Abstammung. »Die wirkungsvollste, meistgelesene erzählerische Darstellung der deutschen Kalamität.« Klaus Mann.

No Less Than Victory

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345516613
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After the success at Normandy, the Allied commanders are confident that the war in Europe will soon be over. But in December 1944, in the Ardennes Forest, the Germans launch a ruthless counteroffensive that begins the Battle of the Bulge. The Führer will spare nothing to preserve his twisted vision of a “Thousand Year Reich,” but stout American resistance defeats the German thrust. No Less Than Victory is a riveting account presented through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, and the soldiers who struggled face-to-face with their enemy, as well as from the vantage point of Germany’s old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler’s golden boy, Albert Speer. Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman’s dreams.

The Steel Wave

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345507266
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's No Less Than Victory. Jeff Shaara, America’s premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War. General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler’s European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler’s forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel’s greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate–Omaha Beach. From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war’s most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.

Ein gestohlenes Leben

Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492956181
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»Im Sommer 1991 war ich ein ganz normales Mädchen. Ich hatte Freunde und eine Mutter, die mich liebte. Ich war wie ihr alle. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem mir mein Leben gestohlen wurde. 18 Jahre lang war ich eine Gefangene. 18 Jahre lang durfte ich meinen Namen nicht aussprechen. Mein Name ist Jaycee Lee Dugard. Ich sehe mich nicht als Opfer. Ich habe überlebt. ›Ein gestohlenes Leben‹ ist meine Geschichte.«