James Holland. A frenchman who flew with the raf, he survived over 420 operational sorties, shooting down scores of enemy aircraft while friends and comrades lost their lives in the deadly skies above Europe. The big show, his extraordinary account of the war, has been described as the greatest pilot's memoir of WWII.
The Big Show: The Classic Account of WWII Aerial Combat #ad - The big show is as close as you'll ever get to fighting for your life from the cockpit of a Spitfire or Typhoon. A truly remarkable book … the most gripping descriptions of aerial combat i have ever read’ new york times‘a thrilling read … ranks among the finest accounts of war’ Guardian‘A magnificent story’ Daily Telegraph‘A classic … gripping, ripping, full of action’ Economist‘Vividly captures the spirit of air combat’ The Times'The relentlessness of the flying is extraordinary and the casual loss of life chilling.
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An AutobiographyBantam #ad - Now, here is his life story — modest, revealing, for the first time, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. He did it all. During world war ii, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. After pearl harbor, he led America’s flight to victoryGeneral Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century.
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin OldsSt. Martin's Press #ad - Olds who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007 was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year. Please note: this ebook edition does not include the photo insert from the print edition. The widely anticipated memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot, Robin Olds Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality.
In wwii, olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—and an ace with 12 aerial victories. Proving he wasn't a wwii retread, scoring another four confirmed kills, he led the wing with aggressiveness, becoming a rare triple ace. He arrived in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them.
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds #ad - . But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. A graduate of west point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time.
Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's PerspectivePresidio Press #ad - In just ten months in vietnam, shot up, he was overrun, but not underworked—he survived fifty-four missions as point man. He has one hell of a story to tell. You didn't get into the Rangers without volunteering, and you didn't stay on point unless you liked it. But after watching most of his buddies die in a firefight when his LRRP team was overrun by the NVA, Kregg Jorgenson volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived.
Whether enduring nva sapper attacks, or landing in hot LZs, surviving “friendly” fire, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities.
The Red LineBerkley #ad - But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. There's one thing that's certain. The best world war iii epic I've read since Red Storm Rising. Grant blackwood, new york times bestselling author of tom clancy duty and Honor"Delta-Two, I've got tanks through the wire! They're everywhere!" World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany.
Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. While he works, it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood.
The Red Line #ad - Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. Army staff sergeant george o'neill, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, a communications specialist, but that will take time. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death.
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NORTHERN FURY: H-HourUrsus Rising #ad - But survival. Us marine colonel robert buckner, passed over for a coveted command, takes a post working for Vice Admiral Falkner on his way to retirement. With violence breaking out in the streets of Moscow, few realize that he is piloting the Soviet Union on a collision course with its deadliest enemy yet: NATO.
. H-hour is the first book of the northern Fury series, which tells the alternate history of World War III's northern front through the eyes of those who lived it. With arsenals of high-tech weapons loosed in both directions, the ultimate reward may not be victory. As the world lurching towards world War III, he finds his way towards a panoramic view of the unfolding crisis with a pivotal role to play.
NORTHERN FURY: H-Hour #ad - Soviet hardliner pavel Medvedev knows that only bloodshed can save the USSR from complete collapse. War breaks out across the globe, where soldiers and civilians alike must battle not just the enemy, but the pin falls in the far north, but the unforgiving elements. August 1991.
The Thin Red Line The World War II Trilogy Book 2Open Road Media #ad - Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return.
The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. In august of 1942 the first american marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand.
The Thin Red Line The World War II Trilogy Book 2 #ad - James jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of c-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. With “shattering prose, ” the new york times–bestselling author of From Here to Eternity captures the intense combat in the battle of Guadalcanal San Francisco Chronicle.
Bismarck: 24 Hours to DoomAgora Books #ad - After a desperate chase lasting three days and more than seventeen hundred miles, Britain’s Home Fleet would finally close in on the world’s most powerful battleship, the very ship that sank the Royal Navy’s battlecruiser HMS Hood. With extensive eyewitness accounts, the author of Killing the Bismarck vividly reconstructs the day British soldiers sank the infamous Nazi battleship.
Published here for the first time, are transcripts of those interviews, alongside a compelling narrative of the final twenty-four hours of the mission to sink the Bismarck, offering the unique eyewitness accounts of Royal Navy sailors who participated in one of the most significant sea battles of World War II.
Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom #ad - The german battleship bismarck was literally in a class by itself, being one of two newly-designed Bismarck-class ships in the German fleet. May 26, 1941. Historian iain ballantyne spent years conducting interviews with surviving veterans who had been present on that fateful day. But it would soon face, and ultimately lose, a brutal fight to the finish involving more than five thousand men of the Royal Navy and twenty-six thousand men of Hitler’s Kriegsmarine.
Night Flight to Paris: A World War II thriller from the author of the Master of War seriesHead of Zeus #ad - I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell. With disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity to even get into the capital. It is 1943 and for agents of the Special Operations Executive, a mission to Nazi-occupied Paris is a death sentence. Unaware that every step he takes is a step closer to a trap well set and baited.
The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' SHARON PENMAN. A gripping ride through a memorable period of history' WILBUR SMITH. Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL. Mitchell knows the risks but he has a reason to put his life on the line: his family are still in Paris and have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo.
Night Flight to Paris: A World War II thriller from the author of the Master of War series #ad - . Night flight to paris is everything a thriller should be: fast-paced with great characters, life or death jeopardy and nail-biting action. So why has unlikely spy harry mitchell volunteered to return to the city he fled two years ago? The French capital is at war with itself. A terrific read!' maTTHEW HARFFY.
Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers are no better: the Gestapo and Abwehr – military intelligence – are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance.
The HillEndeavour Media #ad - Two spells in field punishment detention centres gave him the background for this bestselling novel, which was published in thirteen languages and produced as a film starring Sean Connery and Harry Andrews. Traitors, cowards, enemy prisoners - the reasons for their imprisonment and the clash of their personalities generates a savage tension.
This conflict within the prison is only strengthened by the brutal power trip of their sadistic staff sergeant. Forced to run up a man-made hill with full kit under the baking north African sun reduces the men to their worst instincts. But the staff sergeant, a product of the burning military world he inhabits, knows no empathy.
This is the brutal story of British detention camps and one man’s vicious lust for power, and one group's will to survive. Praise for ray rigby: ‘the most spectacularly powerful novel since bridge over the river kwai…a crescendo of excitement’ – The New York Times‘A tough tale of army life…no moment goes by without a telling detail, a tiny item of revealing information about a character or a situation’ The GuardianRay Rigby served in the Second World War as a private soldier, before becoming a novelist and playwright.
The Hill #ad - A new batch of prisoners have just arrived in British detention camp 3599. Directed by sidney lumet, it won the author the cannes Film Festival Best Screenplay award, was voted Best Screenplay by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and nominated winner of a British Academy award. The novel that inspired the 1965 blockbuster film starring Sean Connery and Michael Redgrave.
Tiger's Claw: A Novel Patrick McLanahan Book 18William Morrow #ad - Set in the near future, tiger’s claw imagines a scenario in which tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a massive economic downfall, bringing the two superpowers to the brink of total destruction. Former air force captain and new york times bestselling author Dale Brown is an acknowledged master when it comes to bringing military action to breathtaking life and he has received glowing accolades since his debut publication, Flight of the Old Dog.
Tiger’s claw proves once again that every rave has been well deserved. Brown’s popular protagonist, and other brown bestsellers, rogue Forces, retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan of A Time for Patriots, is back with his son Brad McLanahan and they’re preparing for the impending apocalyptic clash of men and military technology.
Tiger's Claw: A Novel Patrick McLanahan Book 18 #ad - The incomparable dale brown scores again with a frighteningly possible story of war and global politics that’s ideal for fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.