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Blood on the Risers

Blood on the Risers ebook ISBN: 0307755223
Publisher: Presidio Press
Author: John Leppelman
Number of Pages: 352 
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From Dak To to the Tet Offensive, John Leppelman saw it all. In three tours of duty, he made combat jumps, spent months of fruitless effort looking for the enemy, watched as his budies died because of lousy leadership and lousy weapons. He saw the war as few others did, and lives to tell about the valor and sacrifice that outlived the dead. From the Paperback edition.

Blood on the Risers

Blood on the Risers ebook ISBN: 9781948749114
Publisher: Golden Word Books
Author: S. R. Doss
Number of Pages: 318 
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Blood on the Risers is a song paratroopers sing about a comrade who is killed when his parachute does not open properly, risers being the shroud lines running from the harness up to the canopy. The song is gory, and usually sung over many drinks. In this novel, Phillip Dee, a young lieutenant reporting to an airborne unit in Germany on the eve of the Vietnam War, is shocked to see four troopers plummet to earth with their canopies tangled, their bodies crushed as they hit the ground. Dee is even more shocked when the officer who is guiding him to his unit urges him to join in singing the song after seeing the four hit the earth, leading Dee to wonder what kind of madhouse he has been assigned to--which is what this compelling new novel is all about.

Blood on the Risers

Blood on the Risers ebook ISBN: 1491813814
Publisher: Author House
Author: Michael O'Shea
Number of Pages: 508 
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This artfully crafted saga depicts in vivid detail, the arduous journey of a young, impressionable patriot yearning to fulfill his destiny in the turmoil of the 1960's. The author draws you close to him as he encounters stiff challenges to his basic values, his character, as well as his faith in his fellow man. You'll taste the bitter prop blast as you stand in the open door beside him, holding your breath while he soars through the icy sky to the mountainous drop zone below. Discover the true nature of this Nation's most valiant fighting men as he progressively learns what it takes to lead Green Berets into battle. Share the distinct smell of death while he clutches on to the remnants of his tattered soul, constantly violated while he processes the tragedy of life unfolding before him. Witness the sheer resolve he and his men display in their commitment to their country, despite the disrespect and utter contempt shown to them by their own countrymen. This factual rendering allows you to eavesdrop on the innermost workings of a Special Forces A-Team as they train and ultimately prepare for battle. You'll be sprinting with a SOG Recon Team as they desperately work to elude the hordes of NVA soldiers, feeling the impact of explosions and the crackling of rifle fire along the way. This read will provide you with a renewed appreciation of what men endure when they make the commitment to defend their country and their way of life; despite the intimate danger and life-long consequences that accompany that decision. With dialogue that keeps the pages turning, Michael O'Shea transports us directly back to the real American experience in Vietnam. It's been nearly fifty years since the US inserted troops into jungles and villages more than 8,000 miles away. Stories such as Blood on the Risers are important and necessary for today's readers and future generations; veterans like O'Shea are prized for sharing them. Chris Henning - Clarion Review

Blood on the Risers

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Description: "Blood on the Risers," sung to the tune of "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah." Seven stanzas and a chorus. Last two lines of the chorus: "Gory, gory, what a helluva way to die, He ain't gonna jump no more.".

Blood Profit$

Blood Profit$ ebook ISBN: 1782792775
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Author: J. Victor Tomaszek,James N. Patrick
Number of Pages: 286 
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The very soul of a nation is threatened as three once naive Americans risk the ultimate sacrifice to uncover and expose a global conspiracy to defraud America of trillions funded by Washington war profiteering and illegal drug sales sanctioned by the CIA, controlled by the Mafia and laundered by Wall Street traders. Blood Profit$ will take you into the cigar smoke-filled room where American policy and laws are really made…

The Lieutenants

The Lieutenants ebook ISBN: 9781440637520
Publisher: Penguin
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Number of Pages: 416 
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They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly. It was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys, and they came back--those who made it--as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle...

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries ebook ISBN: 0345802993
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Author: Otto Penzler
Number of Pages: 672 
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

Le Procès

Le Procès ebook ISBN: 2368860479
Publisher: NeoBook
Author: Franz Kafka
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Un matin, Joseph K. est arrêté. Qui l’accuse ? De quoi ? Quand aura lieu son procès ? À ces questions, une réponse implacable : « C’est la Loi. » L’erreur est donc impossible. Ainsi, lentement, au rythme de l’administration, la vie de K. tourne au cauchemar. Avocats désabusés, juges peu scrupuleux, tribunal déserté... La justice n’est plus qu’absurdité, simulacre d’une liberté déjà perdue.

Sound Targets

Sound Targets ebook ISBN: 0253353238
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Author: Jonathan R. Pieslak
Number of Pages: 226 
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'Sound Targets' explores the role of music in American military culture, focusing on the experiences of soldiers returning from active service in Iraq. Pieslak describes how American soldiers hear, share, use & produce music, both on & off duty.


Grunts ebook ISBN: 1317469305
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Kyle Longley
Number of Pages: 272 
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This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the American combat soldier's experience in Vietnam. It integrates such topics as the political culture, the experiences of training, the actual Vietnam experience, and the 'homecoming', and offers a remarkable overview of the 870,000 'grunts' who bore the brunt of the fighting in the jungles and highlands of South Vietnam, and eventually Cambodia and Laos.The book addresses many of the stereotypes of the Vietnam combat veteran that have been perpertrated in popular culture, and also considers how Vietnam veterans have been commemorated through memorials and other means, and how the veterans remember each other. The coverage also includes women who served in or near the front lines as well as on the home front. The author draws on memoirs and oral histories including his personal interviews with veterans, but the book conveys a picture of the Vietnam combat soldier's experience far more powerful than what individual memoirs can provide.

L'Horreur à Dunwich

L'Horreur à Dunwich ebook ISBN: 282052401X
Publisher: Bragelonne
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Number of Pages: 50 
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft est sans nul doute l’auteur fantastique le plus influent du XXe siècle. Son imaginaire unique et terrifiant n’a cessé d’inspirer des générations d’écrivains, de cinéastes, d’artistes ou de créateurs d’univers de jeux, de Neil Gaiman à Michel Houellebecq en passant par Metallica. Le mythe de Cthulhu est au cœur de cette œuvre: un panthéon de dieux et d’êtres monstrueux venus du cosmos et de la nuit des temps ressurgissent pour reprendre possession de notre monde. Ceux qui en sont témoins sont voués à la folie et à la destruction. Découvrez ou replongez-vous avec un délice coupable dans les récits les plus emblématiques de ce mythe, qui vous sont proposés à l’unité au sein de la collection Brage... Le mythe de Cthulhu n’a jamais été aussi réel...

Feuilles d'herbe

Feuilles d'herbe ebook ISBN:
Author: Walt Whitman
Number of Pages: 361 
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Tics et tocs des grands génies

Tics et tocs des grands génies ebook ISBN: 2746742276
Publisher: Autrement
Author: Mason Currey
Number of Pages: 290 
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Chaque jour à 14 h 30 pétantes, David Lynch s’installe au comptoir du Bob’s Big Boy à Los Angeles pour avaler 7 cafés très sucrés et une énorme glace au chocolat. Un shoot de sucre qui provoque une avalanche d’idées, griffonnées à la hâte sur des serviettes en papier.À chaque panne d’inspiration, Woody Allen se rue dans la première salle de bain venue, pour une bonne douche bouillante de quarante-cinq minutes.Deux heures avant chaque concert, Louis Armstrong s’administre la même potion magique. Dans l’ordre : miel et glycérine, Maalox et baume pour les lèvres. Un cocktail imparable.L’antichambre de la création est un lieu magique, où chaque objet, chaque geste comptent. De Francis Bacon à René Descartes, de Sigmund Freud à Pablo Picasso, de Karl Marx Agatha Christie, 100 créateurs nous racontent leurs secrets.

NUTS! Blood Upon the Risers: D-Day

NUTS! Blood Upon the Risers: D-Day ebook ISBN: 9781070322452
Author: Ed Teixeira,Darby Eckles
Number of Pages: 34 
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"Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die, And he ain't gonna jump no more..."-American paratrooper folk song; "Blood Upon The Risers."D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Everybody knows the story. Thanks to the many books and movies, we know the major players and the major actions, some even by heart. Pegasus Bridge and Carentan are well known, well documented. But even the most well known battles were influenced by small and little known actions at their periphery, fought doggedly by the unknown and the unsung soldiers. It is these men and these situations that the scenarios in this book are all about; sharp skirmishes, stealthy probes, and daring assaults against superior numbers all the while surrounded by the enemy.Blood Upon The Risers: D-Day (ButR: D-Day) is a scenario book for NUTS! that takes place June 6, 1944, covering the actions of small bands of American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division during the early parts of the Operation Neptune portion of the "Overlord" invasion plan. Inside Blood Upon the Risers: D-Day you will find:*Special Airborne rules that will make your paratroopers different from regular soldiers.*New rules for the different types of terrain you'll be fighting in.*New weapon and vehicle stats*10 linked scenarios covering the actions on June 6, 1944Blood Upon the Risers is not a stand-alone game, you must have the NUTS! 4th Edition rules to get the most out of it.You hit the ground running. You're a squad leader without a squad, and your first job is to find enough men to accomplish your objective. Don't worry which unit they're from, you can sort that out later.Can you accomplish your missions and keep your small band of paratroopers alive? That's up to you. But maybe, with some good planning and a little luck, you just might make it. Welcome to - Blood Upon the Risers.

Current Update on Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery,

Current Update on Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, ebook ISBN: 0323342019
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Barry Rosenblum
Number of Pages: 193 
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Carbon-based scaffolds, bioengineered alternative tissues, and bone graft substitutes are some of the articles included in this issue. The authors discuss their uses in the patient with diabetes as well as those with elective and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

My Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling ebook ISBN: 2404008900
Publisher: Éditions Gallmeister
Author: Gabriel Tallent
Number of Pages: 464 
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À quatorze ans, Turtle Alveston arpente les bois de la côte nord de la Californie avec un fusil et un pistolet pour seuls compagnons. Elle trouve refuge sur les plages et les îlots rocheux qu’elle parcourt sur des kilomètres. Mais si le monde extérieur s’ouvre à elle dans toute son immensité, son univers familial est étroit et menaçant : Turtle a grandi seule, sous la coupe d’un père charismatique et abusif. Sa vie sociale est confinée au collège, et elle repousse quiconque essaye de percer sa carapace. Jusqu’au jour où elle rencontre Jacob, un lycéen blagueur qu’elle intrigue et fascine à la fois. Poussée par cette amitié naissante, Turtle décide alors d’échapper à son père et plonge dans une aventure sans retour où elle mettra en jeu sa liberté et sa survie. My Absolute Darling a été le livre phénomène de l’année 2017 aux États-Unis. Ce roman inoubliable sur le combat d’une jeune fille pour devenir elle-même et sauver son âme marque la naissance d’un nouvel auteur au talent prodigieux.

The Blood Bucket Journal

The Blood Bucket Journal ebook ISBN: 1291914617
Author: Paul Lister
Number of Pages: 348 
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Northern England in the 1980's is a harsh place for research scientist Fabio De Sousa. He receives an unsolicited message on CSNet, an early email predecessor for academics. Intrigued and flattered, De Sousa begins a flirtatious online relationship. De Sousa and fellow researcher Miguel Gouveia supplement their meagre grants by toiling in the precarious pre-dawn world of the meat industry. De Sousa's online relationship develops, but his friendship with Gouveia becomes threatened by the involvement of Sigma Tau. This clandestine research organisation is hell-bent on obtaining De Sousa's prized research journal. De Sousa is stunned. Not only by the revelations made by his CSNet admirer, but by their true identity. He uses a labyrinthine cipher to preserve the integrity of the research; hoping mentor Dr Eric Geller alone will crack his code. De Sousa and Geller must keep the research details from Sigma-Tau. If they're successful, they guarantee the future of human society. Failure is inconceivable.

L'Héritage Scarlatti

L'Héritage Scarlatti ebook ISBN: 2253174459
Publisher: Le Livre de Poche
Author: Robert Ludlum
Number of Pages: 384 
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Nous sommes à l'aube de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Elizabeth Scarlatti, fondatrice et maître d'oeuvre de l'immense fortune Scarlatti, réunit secrètement en Suisse les leaders industriels d'Europe et des Etats-Unis. Son but : un ultime coup de dés, désespéré, pour sauver le monde des plans machiavéliques de son fils, l'élégant, le brillant, l'extrêmement dangereux Ulster Stewart Scarlatti. Ulster s'est radicalement transformé : il est devenu Heinrich Kroeger et, fanatique partisan des nazis, il est prêt à livrer au IIIe Reich le contrôle de l'instrument le plus puissant de la terre : l'héritage Scarlatti. Dans cet affrontement sans merci entre une mère et son fils, c'est un extraordinaire roman d'espionnage économique que nous offre Ludlum, l'auteur de La Mémoire dans la peau.

Mystic River

Mystic River ebook ISBN: 0748124799
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Dennis Lehane
Number of Pages: 304 
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The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighbourhood. There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay - demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy Marcus' daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood...

L'art de la niaque

L'art de la niaque ebook ISBN: 2709657961
Publisher: JC Lattès
Author: Angela Duckworth
Number of Pages: 350 
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Comment la passion et de la persévérance forgent les destins et comment la cultiver ? La psychologue Angela Duckworth démontre aux parents, étudiants, enseignants, sportifs et entrepreneurs – aguerris ou néophytes – que le secret d’un succès éclatant ne réside pas dans de quelconques prédispositions mais dans ce qu’elle entend par « pugnacit頻 : la passion alliée à la persévérance. Enseignante-chercheuse de renom, Angela Duckworth évoque ici ses passages successifs par l’enseignement, le conseil aux entreprises et les neurosciences pour étayer son hypothèse que le succès ne s’explique pas par le « génie » mais un dosage unique de passion et d’opiniâtreté. Au fil des pages, elle conduit le lecteur auprès de sportifs, d’artistes, de militaires, de grands hommes d’affaires, d’enseignants qui leur livrent comment ils ont développé leur pugnacité. Dénichant des pépites dans l’histoire de la psychologie, elle suggère quelles leçons tirer des travaux les plus récents sur ceux qui excellent dans leur domaine. Vous apprendrez entre autres : Pourquoi le moindre effort en vue d’atteindre votre objectif compte double. Comment s’acquiert la pugnacité indépendamment du QI ou des circonstances. Comment aider nos enfants à se concentrer durablement sur leurs activités ? Quelle part d’un entraînement optimal implique de la souffrance et quelle part mène à l’extase. Ce qui vaut mieux pour un enfant, d’un soutien inconditionnel ou d’un haut niveau d’exigence. Vous y découvrirez ce qui se passe dans votre esprit quand vous butez contre un obstacle, et que tout part de là – plutôt que du talent ou de la chance. Traduit de l’anglais par Marie Boudewyn