December 7th, 1942. Over 300 Japanese warplanes destroy the Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor. A day that will live in infamy. With those words, President Roosevelt declares war on the Axis powers during WWII. On that fateful day, 2 Army soldiers, 1 sailor/cook, and a Hollywood actress' lives are forever dramatically changed. Ravaged during the initial onslaught, they are reborn by mythology, science, & intestinal fortitude. As the Nazis & Japanese pillage the world, "The Fighters" train. The time has come, and their baptism of fire shall be in North Africa. But, the Germans are waiting with "specials" of their own. Most of which aren't quite......human!
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The Village of the Horsemen gets attacked; a few men get killed and the women become imprisoned. Hayley Houseman, one of the Leaders of the Horsemen, gets sold on the slave market to Prince Alban of Taragon. She escapes the harem of the prince and finds the Temple of Freedom in the hills of Taragon in accompany of her two new friends Arthur and Rick. At the Temple she gives birth to a son, the only son of Prince Alban. After she recovered, she gathered some men around her, building the group of the Fighters of Freedom and she rides out in order to get revenge...
This scar on my arm is the mark of the thin man's sword... These on my chest, the barbarian's gyrspike... This, on my shoulder, the woodman's axe. And this rasping whisper, all that is left of my voice, it is the scar of the Lord Singer's jealousy. They took my voice and my life and left my body for the crows. But not all who die rest in peace. Erik Scott de Bie spins a haunting tale of revenge, honor, love, and hate, all bound within a dark man whose indomitable spirit marks him as on of - The Fighters!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “A CLASSIC OF WAR REPORTING…THERE IS NO DOWNTIME IN THIS RELENTLESS BOOK.”—The New York Times * “REMARKABLE…A MEMORIAL IN PAGES.”—The Washington Post * “GRIPPING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.”—USA Today * “EVOCATIVE.”—Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) * “IT JOINS THE BEST WAR LITERATURE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER PRODUCED.”—Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of Tribe and War Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’s unvarnished New York Times bestseller is a chronicle of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars: “A classic of war reporting…there is no downtime in this relentless book” (The New York Times). More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. The Fighters is a “gripping, unforgettable” (The Boston Globe) portrait of modern warfare. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters is “a masterful work of atmospheric reporting, and it’s a book that will have every reader asking—with varying degrees of urgency or anger or despair—the final question Chivers himself asks: ‘How many lives had these wars wrecked?’” (Christian Science Monitor).
Step into a fantastical world where the bounds of knowledge and ability are unknown. Following Colik and Cerian, led by their father, Legoriath, out from the only home they ever knew, a cave in the barren land between the human and orc kingdoms. Their entire lives, they were told nothing about the rest of the present world, only what they had read in the books that their father had brought them. Leaving their home only under threat of an invading orc army, the leader without a face and a constant voice. They left their journey to return to the capital, where Legoriath plans to begin a counter-attack with the force of the entire kingdom’s army. Along the way, they are forced, by circumstance and morals to help refugee villagers get their home back from the orc army and its leader. There they meet the allies and rivals that fuel the fight to take back the village, and begin the journey to defeat the faceless leader, Suorius and all who stand with him.
A president and executive creative director of Coach presents a series of stark black-and-white images of world-class UFC athletes at moments of solitary authenticity, in a collection that reveals each fighter's gentle and disarmed side when depicted without competitors. 20,000 first printing.
This is an account of the evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the parallel evolution of the ships operating and controlling them, concentrating on the three main exponents of carrier warfare, the Royal Navy, the US Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy. It describes the earliest efforts from the 1920s but it was not until radar allowed the direction of fighters that organized air defense became possible. Thus major naval-air battles of the Second World War like Midway, the Pedestal convoy, the Philippine Sea and Okinawa are portrayed as tests of the new technology. This was ultimately found wanting by the Kamikaze campaigns, which led to postwar moves towards computer control and new kinds of fighters.After 1945 the novel threats of nuclear weapons and standoff missiles compounded the difficulties of naval air defense and the second half of the book covers RN and USN attempts to solve these problems, looking at US experience in Vietnam and British operations in the Falklands War. It concludes with the ultimate US development of techniques and technology to fight the Outer Air Battle in the 1980s, which in turn point to the current state of carrier fighters and the supporting technology.Based largely on documentary sources, some previously unused, this book will appeal to both the naval and aviation communities.