Fallen Angel: A Novel

By Jeff Struecker, Alton Gansky

Major Jeff Struecker (a actual lifestyles Black Hawk Down veteran) and his award-winning coauthor inform a space-based intelligence tale of extreme extremes of their new novel, Fallen Angel, named for the "Angel-12" American satellite tv for pc that's ambushed by way of China and falls 22,000 miles to land in distant Siberia. U.S. Sgt. significant Eric Moyer and his certain Ops unit are deployed to discover Angel-12 and preserve its complex nuclear gas from enemy hands-and there are various. A Russian shadow govt bent on restoring the previous USSR pursues the satellite tv for pc as does the chinese language distinctive forces team that knocked it from the sky. A rash of army and family hostage matters ensues because the stark fact looms: 3 international locations are racing to the satellite tv for pc, yet just one gets there first.

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The Alamo 1836: Santa Anna’s Texas Campaign (Campaign, Volume 89)

By Stephen Hardin

At the morning of 6 March 1836 round 1,100 Mexican infantrymen below Generalissimo Santa Anna stormed a small undertaking outdoor San Antonio, Texas, and slaughtered the garrison of round 2 hundred Texans. It was once no longer a wide conflict yet its value drastically outweighed its dimension for the identify of the challenge used to be the Alamo. lower than months later Santa Anna's strength used to be smashed at San Jacinto via a volunteer military whose conflict cry used to be "Remember the Alamo". Stephen L Hardin info the climactic 1836 crusade which gained Texas her independence.

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Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

By Antony Beevor

The conflict of Stalingrad used to be not just the mental turning element of global struggle II: it additionally replaced the face of recent warfare

Beevor's newest book Ardennes 1944: The conflict of the Bulge is now on hand from Viking Books 

Historians and reviewers world wide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad because the definitive account of worldwide warfare II's such a lot harrowing battle.

In August 1942, Hitler's large 6th military reached the town that bore Stalin's identify. within the five-month siege that undefined, the Russians fought to carry Stalingrad at any fee; then, in an spectacular reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This conflict for the ruins of a urban rate greater than one million lives. Stalingrad conveys the adventure of infantrymen on each side, struggling with in inhuman stipulations, and of civilians trapped on an city battlefield. Antony Beevor has itnerviewed survivors and found thoroughly new fabric in quite a lot of German and Soviet documents, together with prisoner interrogations and reviews of desertions and executions. As a narrative of cruelty, braveness, and human agony, Stalingrad is exceptional and unforgettable.

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The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics)

By Daniel H. Nexon

Scholars have lengthy argued over no matter if the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which ended greater than a century of non secular clash bobbing up from the Protestant Reformations, inaugurated the fashionable sovereign-state method. yet they principally forget about a extra basic query: why did the emergence of recent varieties of spiritual heterodoxy through the Reformations spark such violent upheaval and approximately topple the previous political order? during this publication, Daniel Nexon demonstrates that the reply lies in realizing how the mobilization of transnational non secular hobbies intersects with--and can destabilize--imperial types of rule.

Taking a clean examine the pivotal occasions of the 16th and 17th centuries--including the Schmalkaldic struggle, the Dutch rebellion, and the Thirty Years' War--Nexon argues that early glossy "composite" political groups had extra in universal with empires than with glossy states, and introduces a thought of imperial dynamics that explains how spiritual pursuits altered Europe's stability of strength. He indicates how the Reformations gave upward push to crosscutting non secular networks that undermined the facility of early sleek ecu rulers to divide and comprise neighborhood resistance to their authority. In doing so, the Reformations produced a sequence of crises within the ecu order and crippled the Habsburg bid for hegemony.

Nexon's account of those tactics presents a theoretical and analytic framework that not just demanding situations the way in which diplomacy students take into consideration country formation and foreign swap, yet allows us to raised comprehend international politics today.

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State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration

By James Risen

With relentless media assurance, breathtaking occasions, and striking congressional and self sufficient investigations, it truly is tough to think that we nonetheless would possibly not understand probably the most major evidence in regards to the presidency of George W. Bush. but underneath the skin occasions of the Bush presidency lies a mystery heritage -- a chain of hidden occasions that makes a mockery of present debate.

This hidden heritage consists of household spying, abuses of strength, and outrageous operations. It encompasses a CIA that turned stuck in a political pass fireplace that it will probably no longer face up to, and what it did to reply. It contains a security division that made its personal international coverage, even opposed to the needs of the commander in leader. It contains a president who created a sphere of deniability within which his most sensible aides have been briefed on issues of the maximum sensitivity -- however the president used to be rigorously stored in lack of knowledge. State of War unearths this hidden historical past for the 1st time, together with scandals that might redefine the Bush presidency.

James Risen has coated nationwide protection for The big apple Times for years. according to outstanding resources from best to backside in Washington and world wide, drawn from dozens of interviews with key figures within the nationwide safeguard neighborhood, this e-book exposes an explosive chain of events:
• opposite to legislations, and with little oversight, the nationwide safeguard management has been engaged in an incredible family spying program.
• On such delicate concerns because the use of torture, the management created a area of deniability: the president's best advisors have been briefed, however the president himself used to be not.
• the USA really gave nuclear-bomb designs to Iran.
• The CIA had overwhelming proof that Iraq had no nuclear guns courses through the run-up to the Iraq warfare. They stored that info to themselves and didn't inform the president.
• whereas the U.S. has refused to raise a finger, Afghanistan has turn into a narco-state, delivering 87 percentage of the heroin offered at the worldwide market.

These are only the various tales instructed in State of conflict.

Beyond those surprising specifics, Risen describes troubling styles: Truth-seekers in the CIA have been fired or overlooked. Long-standing ideas have been trampled. Assassination squads have been educated; struggle crimes have been proposed. but for the entire aggressiveness of America's spies, a blind eye was once became towards an important hyperlinks among al Qaeda and Saudi Arabia, between different delicate topics.

Not because the revelations of CIA and FBI abuses within the Seventies have such a lot of scandals within the intelligence group come to mild. extra commonly, Risen's mystery historical past indicates how energy relatively works in George W. Bush's presidency.

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The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

By Thomas E. Ricks

An epic heritage of the decline of yankee army leadership—from the number one bestselling writer of Fiasco

Thomas E. Ricks has made an in depth learn of America’s army leaders for 3 a long time, and in The Generals, he chronicles the widening gulf among functionality and responsibility one of the most sensible brass of the U.S. army. whereas background has been style to the yankee generals of worldwide struggle II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been much less type to others, reminiscent of Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and Petraeus. Ricks units out to provide an explanation for why that's. We meet nice leaders and suspect ones, generals who rose to the social gathering and generals who failed themselves and their squaddies. In Ricks’s palms, this tale resounds with greater that means: in regards to the transmission of values, approximately strategic pondering, and in regards to the distinction among a company that learns and person who fails.

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What It Is Like To Go To War

By Karl Marlantes

#3 on Amazon.com’s 10 top Books of 2011
The New Yorker favourite Books from 2011
Hudson Booksellers most sensible Books of 2011
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A Shelf Awareness Reviewer’s best decide of 2011

One of an important and highly-praised books of 2011, Karl Marlantes’s What it's prefer to visit War is decided to turn into simply as a lot of a vintage as his epic novel Matterhorn.

In What it's prefer to visit War, Marlantes takes a deeply own and candid examine the adventure and ordeal of strive against, significantly studying how we'd larger organize our younger squaddies for battle. battle is as outdated as humankind, yet long ago, warriors have been ready for conflict via ritual, faith, and literature—which additionally helped convey them domestic. In a compelling narrative, Marlantes weaves riveting debts of his strive against reviews with considerate research, self-examination, and his readings—from Homer to the Mahabharata to Jung. He makes it transparent simply how poorly ready our nineteen-year-old warriors—mainly males yet more and more women—are for the mental and non secular features in their journey.

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War: Past, Present and Future

By Jeremy Black

Struggle: earlier, current and destiny locations warfare in a world context, from the evolution of specialised troops within the earliest nomadic civilizations to destiny situations for struggle within the area age.Traditionally, historians have handled conflict as a selected final result of specific societies.However, targeting the politics of conflict, Jeremy Black argues that because the scope of battle elevated within the technological age, the army sought a bigger function in policy-making.This has resulted in the improvement of a military-political method of assessing and predicting foreign clash -- even if this technique of strategic research has didn't are expecting any major clash. struggle: previous, current and destiny questions the main accredited theories of army heritage and is a provocative research of conflict within the human society.

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Die Gestapo

By Michael Stolle

Die Geheime Staatspolizei - kurz Gestapo - warfare das am meisten gefürchtete device des politischen Terrors im "Dritten Reich". Sie verfolgte und vernichtete mit Brutalität und Willkür die Gegner des Regimes und alle, die sie als solche definierte: Sozialisten, Kommunisten, Juden, Homosexuelle oder "Asoziale". Wer in den berüchtigten Gestapo-Gefängnissen landete, der kehrte oft nicht wieder. Carsten Dams und Michael Stolle untersuchen in ihrem Buch Anspruch und Wirklichkeit der Gestapo. Dabei spannen sie den Bogen von der späten Weimarer Republik über die Verbrechen des Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland und Europa bis zu den Prozessen gegen Gestapobeamte nach 1945. Entstanden ist eine souveräne Synthese auf dem Stand der neuesten Forschung.

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