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True Raiders

By Brad Ricca
  • ISBN Code: : 1250273617
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : true-raiders.pdf

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True Raiders is The Lost City of Z meets The Da Vinci Code, from critically acclaimed author Brad Ricca. This book tells the untold true story of Monty Parker, a British rogue nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor, the so-called “most beautiful woman in the world,” headed a secret 1909 expedition to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant. Like a real-life version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this incredible story of adventure and mystery has almost been completely forgotten today. In 1908, Monty is approached by a strange Finnish scholar named Valter Juvelius who claims to have discovered a secret code in the Bible that reveals the location of the Ark. Monty assembles a ragtag group of blueblood adventurers, a renowned psychic, and a Franciscan father, to engage in a secret excavation just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. Using recently uncovered records from the original expedition and several newly translated sources, True Raiders is the first retelling of this group’s adventures– in the space between fact and faith, science and romance.

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  • Pdf File: raiders.pdf

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A free sampler of Ross Kemp's Raiders: six true stories of the most daring British operations of World War Two. This sampler contains the story of Operation Judgement; believed to be one of the most incredible raids of World War Two. The full ebook and hardback will be available on 25th October 2012. Six raids that changed the course of history. Operation Judgement: one of the most spectacular efforts of World War Two, where obsolete British biplanes attacked the Italian fleet in Taranto. Operation Archery: the first true combined operation carried out by all three British forces. THis successful raid persuaded Hitler that the Allies were planning a full scale invasion. Operation Biting: a cross-Channel raid into France that was the first major attack by the British Airborne Division and its first battle honour. Operation Gunnerside: a dramatic demolition assault on Hitler's atomic bomb plant in Norway. Operation Chariot: 'the greatest raid of all': the British amphibious attack on the Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France. Operation Deadstick: the story of the first Allies into the fray on D-Day, tasked with seizing and holding two bridges to prevent an armoured German counter-attack.

The Corean Chronicles, Volume One

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0765395703
  • Total of Pages : 1680
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: the-corean-chronicles-volume-one.pdf

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This discounted ebundle includes: Legacies, Darknesses, Scepters L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Recluce fantasy series, opens the door into a marvelous new world in The Corean Chronicles. Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great worldwide civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations have fought their way up from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the lost world that preceded them or the details of its fall. Corus today is a world of contending countries, of humans, but also of strange animals and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them. Legacies — Alusius is drafted into the local Militia to fight against the invading slave armies of The Matrial, an immortal ruler in a nearby land. If the evil surrounding The Matrial is not brought to an end, the world as he knows it could very well end. Darknesses — Captain Alusius faces new challenges, both military and magical. A would-be conqueror has revived sorcerous creatures of legend to assist in his crusade to reunite the continent under his rule. Alucius's Talent is the only hope against this foe, or even survival. Scepters — Alusius must quell a strange religiously-inspired rebellion and then find a way to destroy the powerful weapons of ancient design. When a different, covert enemy threatens, only the timely assistance of the ancient Soarers, and the addition of his wife Wendra's Talent, gives him any hope of success. Other series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce Imager Portfolio The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Darknesses

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 9781429913904
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: darknesses.pdf

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Darkenesses, book two of the Corean Chronicles, continues the epic fantasy series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce. Enter this new and exciting world. Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations emerged from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the past or the disaster. Corus today is a world of contending countries, humans, and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them. Alusius, a captain of the Twenty-first Company, faces new challenges, both military and magical. A would-be conqueror has somehow revived sorcerous creatures of legend to assist in his crusade to reunite the continent under his rule. Neither the officers above him nor the men under him know it, but Alusius's Talent is their only hope for victory, or even survival. The Corean Chronicles Legacies Darknesses Scepters Alector’s Choice Cadmian’s Choice Soarer’s Choice The Lord-Protector’s Daughter Lady-Protector Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce Imager Portfolio The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Carlson’s Marine Raiders

By Gordon L. Rottman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472803280
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : History
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: carlson-s-marine-raiders.pdf

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On August 17–18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps' 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation was intended to divert Japanese reinforcements bound for Guadalcanal, over 1,000 miles to the southwest, in the wake of the US landings there ten days earlier; the Raiders were to destroy the seaplane base and radio station, take prisoners, and collect intelligence. Although yielding limited results, it was to be an invaluable test of the innovative training and tactics employed by the Raiders, and a crucial boost to national morale at this difficult stage in the war. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and expert analysis, this gripping account of the fateful Makin Raid tells the whole story, from the plan's conception to its troubled execution and aftermath.

100 Things Raiders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

By Paul Gutierrez
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Book Code : 1623689767
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 891
  • Pdf File: 100-things-raiders-fans-should-know-do-before-they-die.pdf

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Professional sports has never seen another franchise quite like the Oakland Raiders, a one-a-kind creation of its late famous and infamous coach, general manager, owner, and football’s original rebel Al Davis. Never content to follow the pack, Davis put together teams steeped in bad attitude and good talent, squads equally adept at misbehaving, delivering punishment, and winning games. This all-new book explores what every true fan should know about the Raiders and what they should do to celebrate their favorite team. The listings are ranked in importance from one to 100 and include everything from the story of Jim “Lazarus” Plunkett and the infamous “Tuck Rule” game to a profile of Ricky’s Sport Theater & Grill, what just may be the best bar in the world to watch a Raiders game. Packed with personalities, places, events, and facts, 100 Things Raiders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect tool for any fan to take their love for the Silver and Black to a whole new level.

The Criminal–Terror Nexus in Chechnya

By Jeff Meyers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498539319
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : History
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: the-criminal-terror-nexus-in-chechnya.pdf

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This study examines a number of Chechen groups’ links to criminality and terrorism. It analyzes the role of Soviet and Russian policies in the region, investigates the influence of Islam, and provides comparisons to international crime and terror organizations.

Cheating Is Encouraged

By Mike Siani,Kristine Setting Clark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1613218680
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 200
  • Pdf File: cheating-is-encouraged.pdf

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Straight from the mouths of the legends of the Silver and Black, Cheating Is Encouraged recapitulates the many as infamous stories from the last team to play “outlaw” football. Regardless of whether you loved or hated them, the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s were an amusing cast of outlaws, misfits, and anomalies that made up one of the greatest pro football teams of their era. The Raiders’ roster consisted of a collection of mavericks and rebels, some with behavioral issues, such as John “Tooz” Matuszak and Lyle Alzado, as well as castoffs like the aging George Blanda and the sandlot player Otis Sistrunk, who were passed over or disregarded by other NFL teams. To say that this group of outlaws had “attitude” would be a gross understatement. They were the Oakland Raiders, the Silver and Black, and Al Davis’s dream of “Just win, baby.” Gridiron characters (such as the Snake, Foo, the Assassin, the Hit Man, Dr. Death, and many others) chronicle the notorious on- and off-the-field exploits, away-game adventures, and the party-hard attitudes that are reflected in the team’s intimidating and glorified mix of renegades. Cheating Is Encouraged defines an era that can only be considered the last days of “real football played by real men.” Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.