New PDF release: Beute (German Edition)

By Brian van Reet,Kathrin Passig,Marcus Gärtner

ISBN-10: 3498058088

ISBN-13: 9783498058081

Bagdad 2003: Die 19-jährige Soldatin Cassandra hält Wache in Falludscha. Es sind die ersten Tage der Invasion; die Amerikaner fühlen sich als Befreier und verteilen eimerweise Kaugummi. Cassandra geht in ihrer Soldatenrolle auf. Dass sie Frauen liebt, weiß keiner und ahnt jeder.

Abu al-Hul ist einer der Mudschaheddin, die sich den Besatzern entgegenstellen. Er hat schon in Tschetschenien gegen die Sowjets gekämpft. Am Dschihad ist er nicht irregeworden, wohl aber an den Methoden. Sein Gegenspieler Dr. Walid dagegen will einen modernen Krieg mit Terror und mit den Medien.

Mit zwei anderen Soldaten gerät Cassandra in die Hände von Walids Gruppe. Gewalt bricht sich Bahn unter den US-Truppen, die nun in jedem Einheimischen einen Terroristen sehen. Die Gefangenen werden derweil zu Figuren in einem Propagandastück. Walid will sie zur öffentlichen Konversion zwingen. Als das nicht gelingt, müssen Cassandras Kameraden vor der Kamera sterben. Sie als Einzige bleibt am Leben. Doch ihr Martyrium hat erst begonnen.

Dieser Roman, der so anders ist als viele Bücher über dieses Thema, schildert historisch präzise einen Punkt, an dem der Krieg so wurde, wie er heute noch ist: mit unklaren Grenzen, mit moderner Technik, mit schrankenlosem Terror. Und so ist «Beute» ein überzeitliches Nachdenken über den Menschen als Geschöpf, das Kriege führt. Ein Roman, der bewegt und klüger macht.

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Read e-book online First a Torch PDF

By Richard Baker

ISBN-10: 0970514867

ISBN-13: 9780970514868

Bix, simply graduated from a South Dakota highschool, appears for his substantial event prior to settling for an entire life at the farm. He rescues Chau, a filthy rich French-educated Vietnamese, from the racist violence that permeates American society within the early 1950’s. As their friendship grows, Chau explains his schooling to ecu tradition and convinces Bix to affix the French international Legion and support store his state from the communist Viet Minh. After teaming up with Steve, a street-wise ex-con, they take a wild trip throughout the United States ahead of offering Chau to a boat in San Francisco. Chau quickly discovers his nation has replaced without end. Bix and Steve finally sign up for the Legion and befriend a German Legionnaire and is prostitute lover. Bix unearths Chau throughout the siege of Dien Bien Phu. yet whatever has replaced. Chau is now scuffling with for the Viet Minh.

Dien Bien Phu marked the tip of French colonialism in Vietnam and the speeded up U.S. involvement within the zone. even supposing they provided Ho Chi Minh and his suffering military with palms and coaching to struggle opposed to the japanese, U.S. intentions quick deteriorated after global conflict II as a way to stem the unfold of communism. At Dien Bien Phu the best European-trained French officials, and their specialist army, subsidized through the united states, have been defeated by means of a historical past professor, a ship’s prepare dinner, and a hugely made up our minds peasant army.

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Andrew Lam's Two Sons of China PDF

By Andrew Lam

ISBN-10: 162921373X

ISBN-13: 9781629213736

An Award-Winning, Epic Novel of America's Forgotten struggle in China. encouraged through real occasions, Sons of China is a sweeping old saga from a forgotten theater of worldwide warfare II—an action-packed story approximately an not likely friendship among soldiers—one American, the opposite Communist Chinese—and the strong forces that threaten to rip them aside. China 1944. American troops have arrived in China to aid struggle the japanese. Lieutenant David Parker loathes his task to remoted Chungking. The conflict there's stalled simply because Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist executive is corrupt and unwilling to struggle. So whilst Parker hears of a different American project venturing north to help Mao Zedong's Communist forces, he's eager to sign up for them. Rumors have unfold that the Communists are battling the japanese with heroic zeal. Lin Yuen, a reclusive and expert Communist guerilla chief, can scarcely conceal his annoyance whilst Lieutenant Parker is assigned to hitch his subsequent harmful venture in the back of enemy traces. either males have deeply held, clashing convictions, however the battles they struggle, the horrors they witness, and the brotherhood they forge eventually rework them either. because the finish of global struggle II forces the US to take aspects in an drawing close Nationalist-Communist civil struggle, David and Yuen locate their loyalties proven. jointly, they have to confront a last trial—one that imperils the honour they cherish and the folks they love.

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Read e-book online Die Brücken von Toko-Ri (German Edition) PDF

By James A. Michener,Egon Strohm

ISBN-10: 3596318092

ISBN-13: 9783596318094

Das Schicksal ruft friedliche Bürger von der Arbeit in der Fabrik oder im Büro und aus dem Kreis der Familie in die unerbittlichen Kämpfe des koreanischen Krieges. Sie werden dort nicht zu begeisterten Soldaten, die das Glück des Alltagslebens vergessen, sondern zu Männern, die wissen, daß sie eine harte Pflicht erfüllen müssen.
Die Tragik der Anonymität, in die die unbekannten Helden an den Fronten der großen Weltgegensätze geraten, ihr Aufbäumen gegen die Vergeßlichkeit der Umwelt, ihre Ängste, ihr Lebenswille und ihr einsames Ende bleiben unvergeßlich.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Read e-book online Exiles PDF

By M. Cruz

From the war-torn Jordan Valley to our nation’s capital, Exiles reaches into the lifetime of one guy and one lady to discover one of many longest-lasting and so much painful occasions in our time: the displacement of the Palestinians and the unceasing turmoil within the heart East. this can be a tale concerning the seek and conflict for id of a those who have paid the cost of no peace within the land of the Bible, who're anticipated to pay a debt to the lifeless and disinherited, and who're fated to behave out judgements made by way of others lengthy ago.
 
whilst Harry Mann arrives in Amman for a journey of diplomatic responsibility in 1969, he unearths a kingdom heading for upheaval and he units approximately to place it correct. His Chicana spouse, Mercedes, clean out of an alcoholic remedy middle, is discontent to play the empty and unfulfilling position of a international provider Officer’s spouse. She is, in lots of methods, as displaced an individual as are the Palestinian refugees who now existence in Jordan.
 
Nabil Dajani is a kind of Palestinians who now serves as Minister of Public Works in King Hussein’s cupboard. Like Mercedes, he's a guy in nice clash: torn via the internal fight among his liberal, internationalist outlook and the confines of conventional and provincial Islamic fundamentalism. Alienated from his spouse, it's only a question of time sooner than he and Mercedes search, in a single one other, a few solace for his or her discontents.
 
In its cautious evocation, Exiles transports us to a land that resonates with historical majesty and today’s heartaches and joys. One reads not just to find the destiny of its characters, but additionally to achieve a turning out to be realizing of the advanced alterations happening within the Islamic world.

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Moon Over Berlin - download pdf or read online

By Rick Burnham

ISBN-10: 1450257461

ISBN-13: 9781450257466

"Tampa sunlight newspaper author Larry Mickle solutions the decision of a loss of life international warfare II admiral, and in doing so stumbles upon a a long time previous mystery - and the reply to might be the main compelling secret of the twentieth century.
Moon Over Berlin takes Mickle to rural Mossyrock, Florida, now not faraway from the beaches of the Suwannee River, and to the Alapaha Junction Nursing domestic. There he meets nursing domestic resident Barney Butler, an 86-year-old former ironmongery store proprietor and mayor - recognized by way of nearly every person on the town.
Or so that they suggestion.
Over the process numerous days, Butler takes Mickle on a trip via time, one who starts off within the swamps of North Florida and travels via war-torn Germany. A forged of characters current stumbling blocks alongside the best way - to either a tender Barney Butler, and to a contemporary day Larry Mickle.
Moon Over Berlin is a narrative of grit and backbone, of the dependable bonds of friendship, of excellent and evil."

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Honor For Sale (Sam Call Book 3) by Matthew Eberz PDF

By Matthew Eberz

ISBN-10: 1438984243

ISBN-13: 9781438984247

ISBN-10: 1438984251

ISBN-13: 9781438984254

this is often the 3rd tale concerning the characters of significant Sam name (retired US military) and David Lytle, former army and personal investigators. Set in Highlands, North Carolina, HONOR on the market, is a narrative of the peaceable lifetime of a small, inn city within the Smokey Mountains, the occasionally minimize throat genuine property enterprise, and the ability of cash and its results on even the main honorable.

Set within the 12 months 2000, Sam name is surprised while his daughter is located murdered together with her a lot older live-in boy good friend, of whom Sam didn't approve. Sam and his spouse Mary are devastated via the demise in their daughter. the character of the crime, and the unaccounted for habit of the murdered guy, leads the neighborhood police to figure out the murders have been drug similar. no longer confident by way of the police chief’s findings, plus affected by recommendations that his loss of aid of his daughter’s selection by some means contributed to her loss of life, Sam units out to discover the reality. He calls on his outdated pal and enterprise associate David and their research corporation, LNMB Investigations, to discover the reality, no matter what it's. What they locate is that money, intercourse, and loneliness can take even an honorable individual to locations they might have by no means dreamed attainable of going.

The tale HONOR on the market explores Highlands North Carolina. It presents an intimate view of actual humans and the true lifestyles goings on of a inn city, together with the infighting and fight among these attempting to hold it a ‘small city’ and people who intend to make it the “Aspen of the East.’ This tale back explores the genuine, strong but gentle courting among Sam and his spouse. the numerous years jointly has now not dimmed the fervour or the banter among those enthusiasts. what's new is the heartbreak and vengeance attributable to this homicide tragedy.

HONOR on the market brings jointly the army group from 10th guy and extremely Public information, to enquire, notice and extract an accounting of the crimes devoted upon Sam’s kinfolk. the army staff indicates its loyalty and life-long dedication to one another, and the way the bond of honor between infantrymen and their households transcends time, place, and standing. HONOR on the market indicates not just the sinister part of lifestyles that has turn into all too universal, but additionally the fun of lifestyles as constructed via comradely, love, and admire as given by way of humans of personality and honor.

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Read e-book online The Battle-Ground (Classics Civil War Fiction) PDF

By Ellen Glasgow,Susan Goodman

ISBN-10: 1404356509

ISBN-13: 9781404356504

ISBN-10: 1406832480

ISBN-13: 9781406832488

The Battle-Ground, Ellen Glasgow's fourth novel, used to be her first bestseller, with greater than 21,000 copies bought in precisely weeks. the unconventional dedicated her to a venture virtually unheard of in American literary heritage: a novelistic meditation at the South from the last decade earlier than the Confederacy to the center of the twentieth century. The Battle-Ground speaks of a South earlier than and through the Civil struggle in its struggles to turn into a part of a country nonetheless within the making. The overthrow of the aristocratic culture, the move of hereditary strength to a rural underclass, the continuing disenfranchisement of African american citizens, and the evolving prestige of women--these themes, which got here to bind the greater than a dozen volumes of Glasgow's self-styled "social history," first and foremost coalesced in The Battle-Ground.

The Battle-Ground conspicuously departs from the culture of Southern romances popularized by way of Thomas Nelson web page, and modern reviewers praised the e-book for its ancient accuracy. Glasgow, an ardent Anglophile, bragged that army officials in nice Britain studied its descriptions of conflict. along with her, realism had not just crossed the Atlantic, it had "crossed the Potomac."

But Glasgow by no means sensationalizes the Civil warfare, whose bloodiest scenes she flanks with family officials, the sharing of rations, the heat of camp, and reminders of domestic. Her imaginative and prescient of the conflict facilities much less on its corruption or barbarity than on its events for small decencies and their strength of humanization. Glasgow can't separate the warfare from its better social implications--it is a spot, as her name indicates, that assessments the soul of a country in addition to person women and men. the significance of The Battle-Ground in Southern literary heritage can't be overemphasized, for Glasgow's reimagining of the Civil struggle had a profound impression at the subsequent iteration of Southern writers, together with Allen Tate, Stark younger, and Margaret Mitchell.

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Download e-book for kindle: In all the breaths I’ve taken from you: novel by Alessio Biagi,Angie Callipari

By Alessio Biagi,Angie Callipari

ISBN-10: 8868150816

ISBN-13: 9788868150815

“In the entire Breaths I’ve Taken From You” is the tale of William O'Neill, a negative boy of low type beginning, born in Louisiana, the Deep South of the United States. His early life is marked by way of the industrial challenge and the nice melancholy of 1929. William grows up within the poverty-stricken streets of recent Orleans, the place jazz and blues are the soundtrack of his adolescence . whilst President Roosevelt makes a decision to visit struggle and mobilizes younger american citizens, William is assigned to the 116° Infantry Regiment. They land on Omaha seashore and he's shot within the chest, discovering himself the one survivor in a sea of mutilated our bodies. he'll be discovered and rescued by means of a French farmer, Maurice Montreau, and ended in his farm, Grandcamp-Maisy. This ebook, faraway from being only a battle novel, is a profound mirrored image at the that means of existence, love and friendship, yet in particular at the unusual succession of occasions introduced jointly by way of destiny; the conflict and the pursuit for happiness, ironically signify for Will, a chance of affection and redemption for mankind.

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Get The 13th Valley PDF

By John M. Del Vecchio

ISBN-10: 0982167040

ISBN-13: 9780982167045

ISBN-10: 1531874681

ISBN-13: 9781531874681

a piece that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam new release, The thirteenth Valley follows the unusual and terrifying Vietnam wrestle reports of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who unearths himself an infantryman in territory managed via the North Vietnamese military. Spiraling deeper and deeper right into a international of clash and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini's plunge and immersion into jungle war strains his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out warmonger.

The seminal novel at the Vietnam event, The thirteenth Valley is a vintage that illuminates the struggle in Southeast Asia like no different book.

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