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Download E-books Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse PDF

By Robin Hutton

A New York Times Bestseller!

From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was once Reckless, "pride of the Marines."

A Mongolian mare who used to be bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a tender boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. so as to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the tricky determination to promote his loved better half. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen bought the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank department, of the fifth Marines she’d be joining.

The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to carry ammunition to her department at the frontlines. in a single day by myself, appearing fifty-one journeys up and down treacherous terrain, overlaying a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless established her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had turn into her herd.

Despite merely measuring approximately 13 palms excessive, this pint-sized equine turned an American hero. Reckless was once offered red Hearts for her valor and was once formally promoted to employees sergeant two times, a contrast by no means bestowed upon an animal prior to or since.

Author Robin Hutton has reignited pleasure approximately this approximately forgotten legend, knowing the Sgt. Reckless Memorial Monument on the nationwide Museum of the Marine Corps, accomplished in July 2013, and now spurring the construction of a moment memorial at Camp Pendleton, California, the place Reckless lived out the remainder of her days.

The paperback version features a new foreword by means of basic James F. Amos, thirty fifth Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. it is going to attract enthusiasts of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit, Elizabeth Letts' The 80 greenback Champion, and the characteristic movie War Horse.

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Download E-books Sea of Fire (Tom Clancy's Op-Centre, Book 10) PDF

By Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy

A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea within the Western Pacific, surroundings off alarms midway worldwide in Washington, D.C. lines of radiation are came across at the guy, inflicting Australian officers to name in Op-Center for a top-secret research of nuclear disposal sites.  while an empty drum from a up to date drop-off is came across close to the place the pirate's send was once destroyed, the Op-Center crew involves a terrifying end: A multinational company employed to get rid of nuclear waste is promoting it instead-to a very unlikely terrorist...

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Download E-books Armageddon (Dale Brown's Dreamland) PDF

By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice

The 6th within the sequence of high-tech thrillers focused on Dreamland - a top-secret USAF guns study centre - from the acclaimed writer of Flight of the outdated puppy and Air conflict strength. while stress-free at the seashore in Brunei as visitors of the Sultan, Dreamland's Breanna and Zen are shot at, and compelled to take conceal within the water through unknown assailants. Dreamland are education the Sultan's air strength, teaching them at the latest and top aviation know-how. yet there are these no longer proud of this alliance. abruptly Brunei is lower than assault from terrorists, and a person someplace is preparing for the last word revenge.

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Download E-books The 44-Gun Frigate USS Constitution: 'Old Ironsides' (Anatomy of the Ship) PDF

By Karl-Heinz Marquardt

The Constitution was one of many first frigates equipped via the fledgling U.S. army, ordered in 1794 as a counter to the Barbary corsairs within the Mediterranean. seriously equipped yet quick, she used to be rated as a 44-gun send yet fastened thirty 24-pounder cannons. Her most famed come across got here in 1812 while she effectively fought opposed to the HMS Guerriere, incomes the nickname "Old Ironsides" while the British around shot couldn't penetrate her partitions. inbuilt Boston the place she has been berthed for over seventy years, she is taken into account to be the oldest commissioned warship afloat on the earth. The internationally-acclaimed draftsman and writer Karl-Heinz Marquardt labored heavily with the staff on the Constitution to make sure that the publication is actual and updated. Dozens of pictures and a few a hundred viewpoint and 3-view drawings are integrated in addition to absolutely descriptive keys and a large-scale foldout plan at the opposite part of the jacket.

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Download E-books Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939?45 (New Vanguard) PDF

The Covenanter (which by no means observed lively carrier) and Crusader Cruiser tanks have been built among 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first observed motion within the North African barren region in June 1941: its velocity and smooth layout made it a difficult objective to hit, and the tank used to be well-respected by way of the Afrikakorps for its pace in wrestle. yet its moved quickly improvement ahead of global struggle II additionally made it susceptible to mechanical failure. This booklet examines the Covenanter and the various editions of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, advancements and disappointments of those notorious global conflict II tanks.

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Download E-books The Mackinac Incident: A Thriller PDF

By Len McDougall

“Hums with rigidity. . . .Think Deliverance, toss in a few terrorists, and make the backwoods man the hero. Memorable.” —Booklist

Fifteen miles off the coast of latest Brunswick, Canada, a Soviet-era diesel submarine off-loads 4 males earlier than being intercepted by way of a U.S. military vessel patrolling the realm. the boys make up a staff of al-Qaeda-trained experts expert within the black arts of terrorist battle and are headed by means of a guy who has billions of bucks in oil cash with which to indulge his murderous fantasies. What they do subsequent will ascertain the fates of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Rod Eliot, an getting older ex-con became survival professional, stands among them and the most devastating plots ever hatched by way of the deviated brain of a killer: to explode the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge and detonate sufficient plutonium to infect the world for many years. while an come upon with the bomb-toting terrorists happens deep within the woods of the higher Peninsula, Eliot reveals himself in a deadly cat-and-mouse online game with out replacement yet to head head-to-head with those murderers. Rod could be the in basic terms one who can cease them. yet he’s in over his head.

Due to Eliot’s checkered previous, police officers have him pegged for the crimes that spread over the following few days. just one, a professional FBI agent who's on his path, thinks Eliot is blameless and is prepared to end up it.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, Yucca, and reliable Books imprints, are proud to post a large diversity of books for readers attracted to fiction—novels, novellas, political and clinical thrillers, comedy, satire, old fiction, romance, erotic and love tales, secret, vintage literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics together with Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and masses extra. whereas no longer each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on matters which are occasionally missed and to authors whose paintings will possibly not in a different way discover a home.

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Download E-books Conquest (Star Force Series Book 4) PDF

By B. V. Larson

CONQUEST is the following bankruptcy within the nice interstellar conflict among all residing creatures and the machines. famous person strength needs to cease the computing device invaders as soon as again--but how?

In the fourth ebook of the big name strength sequence, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros--but at what price? The Macros not belief him. he's a mad puppy that needs to be placed down--and all famous person strength needs to be stamped out with him. The battle expands during this tale, and mankind is once more confronted with annihilation.

CONQUEST is an army technology fiction novel by means of bestselling writer B. V. Larson.

(To locate the 1st publication within the sequence, look for SWARM, through B. V. Larson)

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Download E-books No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade (No-Nonsense Guides) PDF

By Nicholas Gilby

One of the few updated works generally of the hands exchange, this ebook places the worldwide alternate in guns within the context of heritage and contains contemporary debatable offers, in addition to case stories on Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Darfur. It exposes the cynicism, bribery, and insider bargains that signify the normal exchange and the hidden global of torture.

Nicholas Gilby led the crusade opposed to palms alternate (CAAT) in its efforts to show the corruption on the middle of Britain's fingers bargains with Saudi Arabia over the last 4 a long time. In 2008, he pressured the disclosure of many files relating corruption in Britain's hands bargains with Saudi Arabia.

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Download E-books Modern African Wars (1) 1965-80 : Rhodesia (Men at Arms Series, 183) PDF

The Rhodesian warfare of 1965–80 is the conflict for keep watch over of contemporary Zimbabwe. the previous British colony of Southern Rhodesia rejected British strikes in the direction of majority rule and on 11 November 1965 the Rhodesian leading Minister Ian Smith introduced his country's Unilateral announcement of Independence from nice Britain. That act sparked a chain of violent encounters among the conventional colonial military and the African guerilla insurgents of the Patriotic entrance. This publication examines the successes and screw ups of the counter-insurgency crusade of Smith's safeguard forces and the eventual bloody start of a latest African state.

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