Tears of Abraham
Автор: Smith Sean T
The first Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American history—but the second civil war is worse.
When Texas secedes from the Union, Henry and Suzanne Wilkins are as broken as the rest of America. They are breaking up, hurting, and longing for a way to make it right. Then Henry’s clandestine counter-terror unit is ambushed and they must get home, crossing the bleeding country, hunted by the relentless and powerful Directors who will stop at nothing to prevent him from revealing the conspiracy that triggered the war. From the snow-swept slopes of the Rocky Mountains, to mangrove swamps deep in the Everglades back-country, Henry and Suzanne must protect what they love, facing terrible truths about themselves and those they trusted most.
They are America—flawed and betrayed—but worth fighting for.
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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
Автор: Boyne John
Berlin 1942 – when Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.Читать или скачать книгу «The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas»
The Complete Navarone
The Guns of Navarone and its three sequels, in which the same characters are sent on other wartime missions, together in one volume for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of the original book.
THE GUNS OF NAVARONE
Mallory, Miller and Andrea are united into a lethally effective team. Their mission: to silence the impregnable guns set in the tall cliffs of Navarone. On their success or failure rests one of the most critical offensives of the Second World War.
FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, the three Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of partisans and fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden even from their own allies.
STORM FORCE FROM NAVARONE
The surviving commandos are sent on a perilous journey through the Pyrenees to disable the greatest threat to the impending D-Day landings: the 'Werwolf' U-boats. But their Basque guides declare it mission impossible — D-Day is less than six days away.
THUNDERBOLT FROM NAVARONE
Summoned back to Naval HQ, Mallory, Miller and Andrea are given a final assignment: to reconnoitre the Greek island of Kynthos and destroy the German facilities developing the lethal V3 weapon. A rocket expert is to accompany them — but can he be trusted not to turn the operation into a suicide mission?Читать или скачать книгу «The Complete Navarone»
|The Corps 03 - Counterattack|
The Corps I - Semper Fi
Автор: Griffin W E B
The Corps II - CALL TO ARMS
Автор: Griffin Web
The Corps IV - Battleground
Автор: Griffin Web
The Corps V - Line of Fire
Автор: , Griffin Web
The Corps VII - Behind the Lines
Автор: , Griffin Web
The Day After Oblivion
Автор: Washburn Tim
AND SO IT BEGINS…
In the United States, the Department of Defense and the NSA computer networks have been hacked. A nuclear-armed CIA drone has lost all flight control. North Korea… Iran… Russia… and soon the gates of Hell will open.
DEFCON 1—FULL SCALE NUCLEAR WAR
Humanity’s most terrifying nightmare has become reality. Bombs are detonated, missiles are launched, counterstrikes are ordered, and within minutes, untold thousands of megatons have left countless millions dead or dying. Devastation of biblical proportions has fallen over the land… and the USA has been hit the hardest.
NOW THE SURVIVORS ARE ON THEIR OWN…
The death toll is incalculable. Following the devastation, there is no law, no power, no communication. But there are survivors. And now the real battle begins, on the ground, hand to hand, person to person. Can those who remain survive long enough to rebuild a world… or will it just take a little longer for them to die?
About the Author
Tim Washburn graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism and currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.Читать или скачать книгу «The Day After Oblivion»
Автор: Reeman Douglas
In 25 years of continuous service, the eight destroyers had seen every kind of action at sea. Now they were going to be used on raids that would open the way for an invasion of Occupied Europe. Keith Drummond, captain of the destroyer Warlock, realized his men would be tested to the limit.Читать или скачать книгу «The Destroyers»
The Dog in the Wood
Автор: öder Monika
When the Russians come, where do you go?
It is the end of April, 1945 in a small village in eastern Germany. The front is coming closer and ten-year-old Fritz knows that the Soviet Army’s invasion of his family’s home can be only a few days away. Grandpa Karl, a Nazi sympathizer, takes Fritz into the forest that surrounds the family farm to show him a secret. Under a tall pine tree, Grandpa Karl has dug a pit and covered it with branches. The hole is to hide Fritz’s sister, mother, and grandmother when the Russians invade their village. Grandpa Karl is convinced that he and Fritz will defend to the death the Friedrich family.
But when the Russian soldiers arrive, Fritz, his sister, and his mother find themselves alone. They look to Lech, a Polish farmhand, for help, but new communist policies force them off their farm and into the role of refugees. Separated from his home and eventually his family, Fritz has to find his own way in a crumbling world. The Dog in the Wood tells a dramatic story of loss and survival in a changing Germany at the end of World War II.Читать или скачать книгу «The Dog in the Wood»
The Fall of the Russian Empire
Автор: James Donald
The year is 1986.
Inside the Soviet Union — the unthinkable is about to happen…
Sweeping across the social strata of Soviet Society, from the Gulags to the highest offices in the Communist Party, from the peasantry to sophisticated literary circles, Russia is a powder keg ready to explode…
The death of Leonid Brezhnev has left the party leaderless.
The fearless Natalya Roginova is positioning herself as a reformist figure against the brutal KGB General Semyon Kuba, who is determined to preserve the status quo.
A beautiful young student, Zoya Densky, is politicized by the arrest of her father, the central figure in a new movement to restore workers’ rights.
Igor Bukanksy, the disaffected editor of an Arts magazine, has been passed a novel of rare genius, but to publish it would be an instant death sentence.
Meanwhile the stylish wife of an American diplomat in Paris learns that the mysterious man who shared her bed the night before is a Soviet assassin.
In the great cities and on the distant steppes… in the factories and on the farms… in the universities and in the prison camps… in the highest circles of government and in the lowest depths of outcast society… giant forces are building… Russia, in all its grandeur, brutality, and impenetrable mystery, has been transformed into a human volcano about to explode…
Teeming with unforgettable characters, The Fall of the Russian Empire reveals the brutal realities of Soviet life and the inspiring spirit it takes to endure and overcome a violent regime.
Donald James (1931–2008) was a journalist and bestselling writer of novels, historical non-fiction and television scripts.
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The Flowers of War
Автор: Yan Geling
It is December 1937 and the Japanese Imperial Army has just entered Nanking. Unable to reach the Safety Zone in Pokou, a group of schoolgirls are hiding out in the compound of the St. Mary Magdalene mission. They are looked after by Father Engelmann, an American priest who has made China his home for many years. The church is supposed to be neutral ground in the war between China and Japan, but eyewitness reports from the outside make it clear the Japanese are not obeying the international rules of engagement. As the soldiers pour through the streets of Nanking, committing unspeakable atrocities on civilians, thirteen Chinese courtesans from a nearby brothel climb over the church compound's walls seeking refuge. Their presence further jeopardizes the children's safety and what happens next will change all of their lives.
A haunting, passionate story inspired by true life events during the Nanking Massacre, this novel shows how war challenges our prejudices and that love can flourish amidst death and destruction. The Flowers of War is an unforgettable journey through the depths of the human heart.
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The Frozen Hours
Автор: Shaara Jeff
The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.
June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China.
But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. Assured by General Douglas MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas, the soldiers and Marines fight for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable—and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one.
The Frozen Hours tells the story of Frozen Chosin from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as “advancing in a different direction”; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move.
Written with the propulsive force Shaara brings to all his novels of combat and courage, The Frozen Hours transports us to the critical moment in the history of America’s “Forgotten War,” when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay in the hands of a brave band of brothers battling both the elements and a determined, implacable foe.Читать или скачать книгу «The Frozen Hours»
The German Peace
Автор: Pennington Derek
The ultimate alternative history. World War II never happens. The German Army defeats the Allies at Dunkirk, after which it occupies France. Germany now controls a vast swathe of Europe. An unexpected event then changes the course of history forever. This book is also an indictment of the world's weak, incompetent or corrupt ruling elites.Читать или скачать книгу «The German Peace»
The Heart of Aleppo
Автор: Habib Ammar
After standing for over 7,000 years, Aleppo’s ruin came overnight.
Separated from his family during the night the rebels attacked the city, thirteen-year-old Zaid Kadir is lost in the middle of a war zone. Alongside his friends, he is forced to survive the dangers of a civil war he does not even fully understand. Zaid witnesses the destruction of the brutal Syrian Civil War as it grows more deadly by the day and rips his city apart. However, as he braves this destruction, as he desperately tries to survive this catastrophe, he discovers something. Zaid realizes that it is in the darkest hours when humanity’s spirit of hope burns brightest.Читать или скачать книгу «The Heart of Aleppo»
The Holy Road
Автор: Blake Michael
Серия: Dances With Wolves
Автор: Salter James
Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs. His goal, like that of every fighter pilot, is to chalk up enough kills to become an ace.
But things do not turn out as expected. Mission after mission proves fruitless, and Connell finds his ability and his stomach for combat questioned by his fellow airmen: the brash wing commander Imil; Captain Robey, an ace whose record is suspect; and finally, Lieutenant Pell, a cocky young pilot with an uncanny amount of skill and luck.
Disappointment and fear gradually erode Connell’s faith in himself, and his dream of making ace seems to slip out of reach. Then suddenly, one dramatic mission above the Yalu River reveals the depth of his courage and honor.
Originally published in 1956, The Hunters was James Salter’s first novel. Based on his own experiences as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, it is a classic of wartime fiction. Now revised by the author and back in print on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Air Force, the story of Cleve Connell’s war flies straight into the heart of men’s rivalries and fears.
From Library Journal
Salter’s 1956 fighter pilot novel stands out as a literary endeavor in a genre dominated by cheap adventure yarns. Salter goes beyond the usual gung-ho fighter jock glitz to present the story of Capt. Cleve Connell, whose intentions of becoming an ace are thwarted by enemy pilots with plans of their own.
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The Longest Winter
Автор: Sullivan Kevin
What do you do when war tears your world apart?
For fans of The Kite Runner, Girl at War and The Cellist of Sarajevo, The Longest Winter is Kevin Sullivan’s inspiring and authentic debut novel about life in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. Terry is a British doctor on a mission to rescue a sick child in urgent need of life-saving surgery. Brad is an American journalist desperately trying to save his reputation following the disasters of his last posting. Milena is a young woman from Eastern Bosnia who has fled from her home and her husband, seeking refuge from betrayal amid the devastation of besieged Sarajevo. In the aftermath of the assassination of a government minister, three life stories are intertwined in a dramatic quest for redemption.Читать или скачать книгу «The Longest Winter»
В этой книге рассказано о рабочих и крестьянских парнях, ровесниках Великого Октября. События их личной и общественной жизни совпадают с биографией нашей страны. Книга строго документальна. И привлекательна именно достоверностью фактов и событий.
В суровые годы военных испытаний автор повести Евгений Петров был фронтовым журналистом. О поколении, выстоявшем и победившем в войне, о судьбах многих ее героев и рассказывается в книге.
Захар Прилепин – прозаик, публицист, музыкант, обладатель премий “Большая книга”, “Национальный бестселлер” и “Ясная Поляна”. Автор романов “Обитель”, “Санькя”, “Патологии”, “Чёрная обезьяна”, циклов рассказов “Восьмёрка”, “Грех”, “Ботинки, полные горячей водкой” и “Семь жизней”, сборников публицистики “К нам едет Пересвет”, “Летучие бурлаки”, “Не чужая смута”, “Взвод”, “Некоторые не попадут в ад”.
“Ополченский романс” – его первая попытка не публицистического, а художественного осмысления прожитых на Донбассе военных лет.
Константин Лордкипанидзе — виднейший грузинский прозаик. В «Избранное» включены его широко известные произведения: роман «Заря Колхиды», посвященный коллективизации и победе социалистических отношений в деревне, повесть «Мой первый комсомолец» — о первых годах Советской власти в Грузии, рассказы о Великой Отечественной войне и повесть-очерк «Горец вернулся в горы».
Почти все герои сборника Александра Воинова — люди, в той или иной мере связанные с военной профессией. В первом разделе писатель с большой точностью, с хорошим знанием материала показывает жизнь и быт предвоенного поколения курсантов, будущих офицеров Великой Отечественной войны. Читатель знакомится с ними на учениях, в строю, в часы досуга, в увольнительной. Много пережитого, личного вложено автором в образ молодого командира Березина, от лица которого ведется повествование.
Второй раздел книги посвящен советским разведчикам и героям одесского подполья. Один из эпизодов мужественной борьбы непокорившейся Одессы с оккупантами воссоздан в документальной повести «Комендантский час», описывающей подлинные события.