. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo.
The Guns of NavaroneHarperCollins #ad - To captain keith mallory, trained mountaineer, skilled saboteur, fell the task of leading the small party detailed to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The classic world War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.
Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress. Now issued for the first time as an e-book. Twelve hundred british soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate.
The Guns of Navarone #ad - The guns of navarone is the story of that mission, the tale of a calculated risk taken in the time of war….
Force 10 from NavaroneHarperCollins #ad - The thrilling sequel to alistair MacLean’s masterpiece of World War II adventure, The Guns of Navarone. The guns of navarone have been silenced, but the heroic survivors have no time to rest on their laurels. Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, Keith Mallory, Andrea and Dusty Miller are parachuting into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of Partisans … and to fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden from their own allies.
The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's EuropeRandom House #ad - Military history, taking mount belvedere and the sheer, treacherous face of Riva Ridge to smash the linchpin of the German army’s lines. Drawing on unique cooperation from veterans of the 10th Mountain Division and a vast archive of unpublished letters and documents, energy, The Last Ridge is written with enormous warmth, and honesty.
It is a story of young men asked to do the impossible, and succeeding. From the Hardcover edition. This is one of the most captivating stories of World War II, a blend of Band of Brothers and Into Thin Air. There, they planned and executed what is still regarded as the most daring series of nighttime mountain attacks in U.
S. But in the winter of 1939–40, wealthy ski bums, an amateur skier named charles minot “minnie” Dole convinced the United States Army to let him recruit an extraordinary assortment of European expatriates, after a tiny band of Finnish mountain troops brought the invading Soviet army to its knees, mountaineers, and thrill-seekers and form them into a unique band of Alpine soldiers.
The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe #ad - When world war ii broke out in Europe, the American army had no specialized division of mountain soldiers. These men endured nearly three years of grueling training in the Colorado Rockies and in the process set new standards for both soldiering and mountaineering. The newly forged 10th mountain division finally faced combat in the winter of 1945, in Italy’s Apennine Mountains, against the seemingly unbreakable German fortifications north of the Gothic Line.
South by Java HeadHarperCollins #ad - The 50th anniversary edition of this classic World War 2 adventure set in south-east Asia. February, 1942: singapore lies burning and shattered, defenceless before the conquering hordes of the Japanese Army, as the last boat slips out of the harbour into the South China Sea. On board are a desperate group of people, each with a secret to guard, each willing to kill to keep that secret safe.
Who or what is the dissolute englishman, gudrun? the slave trader, farnholme? the elegant Dutch planter, Siran? The smiling and silent Nicholson who is never without his gun? Only one thing is certain: the rotting tramp steamer is a floating death trap, Van Effen? The strangely beautiful Eurasian girl, carrying a cargo of human TNT.
South by Java Head #ad - Dawn sees them far out to sea but with the first murderous dive bombers already aimed at their ship. Rich with stunning visual imagery, brutality, muscular narrative power, courage and breathtaking excitement, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of South by Java Head offers readers a long-denied chance to enjoy one of the greatest war novels ever written.
Thus begins an ordeal few are to survive, a nightmare succession of disasters wrought by the hell-bent Japanese, the unrelenting tropical sun and by the survivors themselves, whose hatred and bitterness divides them one against the other. Written after the acclaimed and phenomenally successful HMS Ulysses and The Guns of Navarone, this was MacLean’s third book, and it contains all the hallmarks of those other two classics.
The English Patient Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the english patient, nameless and hideously burned, rescue, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companions—and whose memories of suffering, and betrayal illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.
The indian sapper kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The nurse hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient.
HMS UlyssesHarperCollins #ad - Now reissued in a new cover style. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of convoy fr77 to Murmansk – a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance, crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.
The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense – an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II.
Cutthroats: The Adventures of a Sherman Tank Driver in the PacificPresidio Press #ad - Soon after we landed it became apparent that there was more than enough artillery here, that the enemy were excellent shots, and that their ammo supply seemed to be endless. With the japanese deeply entrenched and determined to die rather than surrender, Robert Dick and his fellow soldiers quickly realized that theirs would be a war fought inch by bloody inch–and that their Sherman tanks would serve front and center.
A land mine could blow off the tracks, leaving its crew marooned and helpless, and the nightmare of swarms of Japanese armed with satchel charges was all too real. As driver, dick had to maneuver his five-man crew in and out of dangerous and often deadly situations. Whether crawling up beaches, or exposed in the treacherous valleys of Okinawa, bogged down in the mud-soaked Leyte jungle, the Sherman was a favorite target.
Cutthroats: The Adventures of a Sherman Tank Driver in the Pacific #ad - But there was a war to be won, and Americans like Robert Dick did their jobs without fanfare, and without glory. This gripping account of tanker combat is a ringing testament to the awe-inspiring bravery of ordinary Americans. From the Paperback edition.
Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air CombatWilliam Morrow #ad - Earlier, hampton's father was inside the pentagon when it was attacked; with his dad's fate unknown, on 9/11, Hampton was scrambled into American skies and given the unprecedented orders to shoot down any unidentified aircraft. For twenty years, logging 608 combat hours in the world's most iconic fighter jet: the F-16 "Fighting Falcon, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, " or "Viper.
He spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad. Viper pilot is an unforgettable look into the closed world of fighter pilots and modern air combat. The new york times bestselling memoir of 21st-century air combat, the wild weasels are elite fighter squadrons with the most dangerous job in the air forceone of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, flying behind enemy lines to purposely draw fire, BY "ONE OF THE DECORATED PILOTS IN AIR FORCE HISTORY" NEW YORK POST151 combat missions21 hard kills on surface -to -air missile sites4 Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor1 Purple HeartFirst into a war zone, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare.
The Man from St. PetersburgPenguin Books #ad - Petersburg. Look out for ken follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now. A master manipulator, a brilliant and powerful lord, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, he had many weapons at his command, and the young Winston Churchill himself. Goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini.
New york times Book ReviewHis name was Feliks. Ken follett has done it once more. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. He came to london to commit a murder that would change history.