The Quebec Battlefields:An Appeal (Classic Reprint) Quebec Battlefields Association
On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire and Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations (Classic Reprint): Charles Hardwick
On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire:and Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations Charles Hardwick
The Tippecanoe Battle-Field Monument:A History of the Association Formed to Promote the Enterprise (Classic Reprint) Alva O. Reser
The thirteenth Longmire novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff´s Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie´s Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph-along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement-hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.
From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with The Tank Museum. Take an up-close look at British, US, Russian, German, and French tanks, meet key designers such as Mikhail Koshkin and Sir William Tritton, and discover the ground-breaking technology behind such vehicles as the Centurion, Hellcat, SV Scout, and T-14 Armata, and the legendary Tiger tank Incredible photographic tours take you inside a variety of tanks, putting you in the seat of some of the most formidable vehicles to ever go to battle in World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Perfect for anyone with an interest in military history, The Tank Book is the ultimate guide to tanks and their role on the battlefield.
The you-are-there story of one of the most ferocious small-unit combats in US history.... As part of the massive Allied invasion of Normandy, three airborne divisions were dropped behind enemy lines to sow confusion in the German rear and prevent panzer reinforcements from reaching the beaches. In the dark early hours of D-Day, this confusion was achieved well enough, as nearly every airborne unit missed its drop zone, creating a kaleidoscope of small-unit combat. Fortunately for the Allies, the 505th Regimental Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division hit on or near its drop zone. Its task was to seize the vital crossroads of Ste Me´re Eglise, and to hold the bridge over the Merderet River at nearby La Fie´re. Benefiting from dynamic battlefield leadership, the paratroopers reached the bridge, only to be met by wave after wave of German tanks and infantry desperate to force the crossing. Reinforced by glider troops, who suffered terribly in their landings from the now-alert Germans, the 505th not only held the vital bridge for three days but launched a counterattack in the teeth of enemy fire to secure their objective once and for all, albeit at gruesome cost. In No Better Place to Die, Robert M. Murphy provides an objective narrative of countless acts of heroism, almost breathtaking in its ´´you are there´´ detail. No World War II veteran is better known in 82nd Airborne circles than Robert M. (´´Bob´´) Murphy. A Pathfinder and member of A Company, 505th PIR, Bob was wounded three times in action, and made all four combat jumps with his regiment, fighting in Sicily, Italy, Normandy, and Holland. He was decorated for valor for his role at La Fie´re, and is a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. After the war, he was instrumental in establishing the 505th RCT Association. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010092/bk_adbl_010092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.