Download E-books The Girl at the Lion d'Or PDF

By Sebastian Faulks

"Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London)

From the writer of the foreign bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting ancient novel of ardour, loss, and braveness set in France among the 2 global wars. This classic unique version marks its first visual appeal within the United States.

On a wet evening within the Nineteen Thirties, Anne Louvet seems on the run-down lodge du Lion d'Or within the village of Janvilliers.  She is looking for a task and a brand new existence, one a long way faraway from the bleak injustices of her prior. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the good battle, The woman on the Lion d'Or models an unbreakable spell of narrative and surroundings that conjures up French masters from Flaubert to Renoir.      

"This relocating and profound novel is completely built, and admirable in its configurations of position and period."--The Times (London)

"I may urge those that appreciated--The French Lieutenant's Woman to do this one--. they could good imagine it superior."--Sunday Telegraph (London)

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Download E-books Threat Vector (Jack Ryan, Jr.) PDF

By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

For Jack Ryan, Jr., and his comrades on the covert association referred to as The Campus, the struggle opposed to America’s enemies isn't over. however the threat has simply hit domestic in a manner they by no means anticipated…

The Campus has been stumbled on. And whoever is familiar with they exist is aware they are often destroyed. in the meantime, President Jack Ryan has been swept again into the Oval Office—and his knowledge and braveness are wanted extra desperately than ever.

Internal political and monetary strife has driven the management of China to the sting of catastrophe. and those that desire to consolidate their energy are utilizing the chance to strike at long-desired Taiwan, in addition to the american citizens who've secure the tiny nation.

Now, as of the world’s superpowers movement ever in the direction of a last war of words, President Ryan needs to use the one wild card he has left—The Campus. yet with their life approximately to be printed, they may not actually have a probability to go into the conflict prior to the area is ate up by means of warfare.

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Download E-books Kolin 1757: Frederick the Great's First Defeat (Campaign) PDF

By Simon Millar

Osprey's exam of the hugely devastating conflict of the Seven Years' struggle (1756-1763). In may well of 1757 Frederick the good invaded Bohemia, smashed an Austrian military open air Prague and bottled it up within the urban. The Empress Maria Theresa sent Marshal Daun with 60,000 males to save lots of the Empire's moment urban. Frederick had received a string of victories over the Austrians and was once confident his males could constantly triumph. even supposing outnumbered he attacked, however the Austrians have been ready. His military used to be defeated and compelled to withdraw. As his veterans commented, 'they weren't the standard Austrians at all'. Simon Millar indicates how Frederick's overconfidence proved his undoing at Kolin.

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Download E-books Firefight PDF

By Chris Ryan

A terrorist assault. A killer at the unfastened. And a last, determined project . . .

Former SAS Captain, Tom Jackson, is a guy with not anything to lose. A veteran of the main harmful missions the Regiment may throw at him, his existence used to be torn aside the day a terrorist assault killed his relatives. Now he grieves in obscurity, the realm of battle not anything yet a far off memory.

However, humans greater up the chain of command produce other plans for Jackson. they're in a multitude in their personal making, and make him a proposal he can’t refuse — a suggestion that would take him again into the brutal theatre of battle. There’s a catastrophe ready to take place, which just one individual may also help hinder, and that individual is being held by way of the Taliban insurgency within the depths of a harsh Afghanistan wintry weather.

As Tom reluctantly prepares for this ultimate challenge, he does so within the wisdom that it'll cease a devastating terrorist assault — in addition to fulfill an ulterior rationale of his personal. yet as occasions start to spread, Tom suspects that somebody is enjoying a online game with him; that no-one should be depended on; and that during the murky international of foreign terrorism, issues are seldom what they appear . . .

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download E-books No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes PDF

By Anand Gopal

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
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"Essential examining for somebody keen on how the United States obtained Afghanistan so mistaken. A devastating, well-honed prosecution detailing how our govt bungled the preliminary salvo within the so-called conflict on terror, overlooked makes an attempt via best Taliban leaders to give up, relied on the inaccurate humans, and sponsored a feckless and corrupt Afghan regime . . . it's eventually the main compelling account i have learn of the way Afghans themselves see the war." --The long island instances booklet Review

In a panoramic chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal strains the lives of 3 Afghans stuck in America's conflict on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny youngster to best rebel; a U.S.-backed warlord, who makes use of the yank army to achieve wealth and tool; and a village housewife trapped among the 2 facets, who discovers the devastating expense of neutrality. via their dramatic tales, No sturdy males one of the Living stunningly lays naked the workings of America's longest battle and the reality in the back of its lengthy agony.

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Download E-books War and Peace (Vintage Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this amazing new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

 

War and Peace broadly specializes in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main famous characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's struggling with for his inheritance and craving for non secular success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family members at the back of to struggle within the conflict opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the attractive younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.

 

A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from varied backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties specific to their period, their heritage, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, changing into essentially the most moving—and human—figures in international literature.

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Download E-books Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (American Empire Project) PDF

By Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian

In this primary choice of interviews because the
bestselling 9/11, our most excellent highbrow activist examines an important new questions of U.S. overseas policy

Timely, pressing, and powerfully elucidating, this significant quantity of formerly unpublished interviews performed via award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian positive aspects Noam Chomsky discussing America's rules in an more and more risky international. along with his well-known perception, lucidity, and redoubtable grab of historical past, Chomsky bargains his perspectives at the invasion and profession of Iraq, the doctrine of "preemptive" moves opposed to so-called rogue states, and the customers of the second one Bush management, caution of the growing to be hazard to overseas peace posed via the U.S. force for domination. In his inimitable kind, Chomsky additionally dissects the propaganda process that fabricates a mythic previous and airbrushes inconvenient evidence out of history.

Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for autonomous journalism, has carried out extra interviews and radio pronounces with Chomsky than has the other journalist. Enriched via their designated rapport, Imperial goals explores issues Chomsky hasn't ever sooner than mentioned, between them the 2004 presidential crusade and election, the way forward for Social safeguard, and the expanding possibility, together with devastating climate styles, of worldwide warming. the result's an illuminating discussion with one of many prime thinkers of our time―and a startling photograph of the turbulent occasions within which we live.

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Download E-books Shaman's Crossing: Book One of The Soldier Son Trilogy PDF

By Robin Hobb

Nevare Burvelle used to be destined from beginning to be a soldier. the second one son of a newly anointed nobleman, he needs to suffer the pains of army education on the elite King's Cavella Academy—and continue to exist the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates—before becoming a member of the King of Gernia's brutal crusade of territorial enlargement. The lifestyles selected for him can be fraught with difficulty, for he needs to finally face a forest-dwelling people who won't put up simply to a king's tyranny. and so they own an old magic their would-be conquerors have lengthy discounted—a robust sorcery that threatens to say Nevare Burvelle's soul and devastate his international as soon as the darkish night brings the carnival to previous Thares.

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Download E-books A Dying Breed PDF

A debut novel within the vein of Greene and le Carré, A loss of life Breed is a superb and gripping tale of the politics of reports reporting, intrigue and blood set among the darkish halls of Whitehall, the shadowy corridors of the BBC and the perilous streets of Kabul, within the shadowy le Carré-esque international of international correspondents reporting from battle zones worldwide.

Carver, an previous BBC hack, is warned off a narrative while a bomb is going off, killing an area legit in Kabul, yet his instincts inform him anything isn't really fairly correct, and he will not surrender until eventually he unearths the reality. A junior manufacturer despatched out from London to manage him is abducted, and because the tale unravels it feels like there is collusion among the neighborhood consul, Whitehall and an individual within the BBC to make sure the genuine tale by no means sees the sunshine of day.

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Download E-books On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and Peace PDF

By Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen

"This new publication is what our younger warriors want. At one among David’s final briefings a Senior NCO approached me and stated, "Sir, the military spent 18 years and hundreds of thousands of greenbacks educating me to kill. this can be the 1st time i've been taught how one can care for it." This e-book will permit these now not lucky adequate to listen to David do their very own instruction for the last word test." Lt. Col. Hal McNair Professor on the Joint Spec Ops collage

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