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The Last Heroes

Author : W.E.B. Griffin
ISBN : 9781440637445
Genre : Fiction
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June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of Strategic Services. Young and daring, the OSS assemble under a thin camouflage of diplomacy and then disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations. And no operation is more critical than the one being conducted by hotshot pilot Richard Canidy and his half-German friend Eric Fulmar: to secure the rare ore that will power a top-secret weapon coveted on both sides of the Atlantic--the atomic bomb.

The Secret Warriors

Author : W.E.B. Griffin
ISBN : 1440623317
Genre : Fiction
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Washington D.C., 1942. With the help of Charles A. Lindbergh, ace OSS pilot Richard Canidy sets up an air maneuver that will drop agents into the Belgian Congo to smuggle out uranium ore essential to the arms race. But this time, Canidy is not in the saddle; he's the backup pilot. And though he's not used to waiting for something to go wrong, he knows that it will...

The Secret Warriors

Author : W. E. B. Griffin
ISBN : 0399143815
Genre : Fiction
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During World War II, the Office of Strategic Services under "Wild Bill" Donovan and FDR becomes involved in military and covert operations in London, the Belgian Congo, and Morocco

The Hunting Trip

Author : William E. Butterworth, III
ISBN : 9780698407756
Genre : Fiction
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From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the W. E. B. Griffin novels comes a rollicking story of love, war, and adventure. As the author of the electrifying W. E. B. Griffin novels of the military, police, spies, and counterspies, William E. Butterworth III has been delighting readers for decades—but he has a special treat for them now. At the tender age of sixteen, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding school for committing a prank, and on the train home naturally wonders where his life will take him now. It never enters his mind that he will become a world-class marksman and a special agent of the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key role in the defection of a Soviet officer and then court danger as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer of ferocious mien, become a renowned bestselling novelist, and meet the love of his life on a hunting trip to Scotland. Yet all of this, and a great deal more, awaits him, in a raucous series of adventures across Europe and the United States that will have readers laughing, cheering, and propulsively turning the pages to discover what happens next. It is a novel that only Bill Butterworth could write—and that his millions of fans will enjoy.

Krieg Und Frieden

Author : Lew Tolstoi
ISBN : 9788026800422
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Wahre Helden

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 3442545315
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Lord Vetinari, der verdienstvolle Herrscher von Ankh-Morpork, stellt ein Team zur Rettung der Scheibenwelt zusammen. Der geniale Erfinder Leonard von Quirm konstruiert das erste umlaufbahntaugliche Fluggerät, mit dem er mit Hauptmann Karotte und dem Zauberer Rincewind sowie 200 feuerspeienden Drachen zu den unerhörtesten Abenteuern aufbricht.

Soldier Spies

Author : W.E.B. Griffin
ISBN : 9781440635175
Genre : Fiction
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"Griffin's plot stays hot and moves at quicksilver speed." --Kirkus Reviews Two Americans in the just-born Office of Strategic Services take on their most important assignment during World War II: to extract--or eliminate--those Germans with the expertise to develop the atomic bomb.

Last Heroes

Author : Alex Baldwin
ISBN : 0671678221
Genre : Fiction
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The Readers Advisory Guide To Genre Fiction

Author : Joyce G. Saricks
ISBN : 9780838997192
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres.

Men At War What Fiction Tells Us About Conflict From The Iliad To Catch 22

Author : Christopher Coker
ISBN : 9780190237998
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

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