The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival

By Louise Murphy

The actual tale of Hansel and Gretal

In the final months of the Nazi profession of Poland, youngsters are left through their father and stepmother to discover safeguard in a dense woodland. simply because their genuine names will show their Jewishness, they're renamed "Hansel" and "Gretel." They wander within the woods till they're taken in by way of Magda, an eccentric and obdurate outdated lady referred to as "witch" through the within reach villagers. Magda is decided to save lots of them, while a German officer arrives in the village along with his personal plans for the children.

Combining vintage issues of fairy stories and conflict literature, Louise Murphy’s haunting novel of trip and survival, of redemption and reminiscence, powerfully depicts how conflict is skilled via households and particularly by means of kids. The actual tale of Hansel and Gretal tells a resonant, riveting story.

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Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

By Ted Koppel

In this New York Times bestselling research, Ted Koppel finds significant cyberattack on America’s strength grid isn't just attainable yet most likely, that it might be devastating, and that the U.S. is shockingly unprepared.
think a blackout lasting now not days, yet weeks or months. hundreds of thousands of individuals over a number of states are affected. For these with out entry to a generator, there isn't any operating water, no sewage, no refrigeration or gentle. nutrients and scientific offers are dwindling. units we depend on have long past darkish. Banks now not functionality, looting is common, and legislation and order are being confirmed as by no means before. 

It isn’t only a situation. A well-designed assault on only one of the nation’s 3 electrical strength grids may possibly cripple a lot of our infrastructure—and within the age of cyberwarfare, a pc has develop into the single priceless weapon. a number of international locations adversarial to the us may well release such an attack at any time. in truth, as a former leader scientist of the NSA unearths, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid. And a cybersecurity consultant to President Obama believes that self reliant actors—from “hacktivists” to terrorists—have the potential in addition. “It’s now not a question of if,” says Centcom Commander normal Lloyd Austin, “it’s a query of when.” 

And but, as Koppel makes transparent, the government, whereas prepared for ordinary mess ups, has no plan for the aftermath of an assault at the energy grid.  the present Secretary of place of origin safety indicates retaining a battery-powered radio.

In the absence of a central authority plan, a few members and groups have taken issues into their very own palms. one of the nation’s expected 3 million “preppers,” we meet one whose doomsday retreat features a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the millions of adobe bricks in his condominium through hand. We additionally see the unequalled catastrophe preparedness of the Mormon church, with its huge, immense storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking corporation – the culmination of an extended culture of awaiting the worst. yet how, Koppel asks, will traditional civilians survive?

With urgency and authority, one among our most famous newshounds examines a danger particular to our time and evaluates power how you can arrange for a disaster that's all yet inevitable.

From the Hardcover edition.

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By David Blakeley

Nine males. 2,000 enemies. No back-up. No air aid. No rescue. No chance...

First in - the professional motto of 1 of the British Army's smallest and so much secretive devices, sixteen Air attack Brigade's Pathfinder Platoon. Unofficially, they're the bastard son of the SAS. and prefer their opposite numbers in Hereford, the task of the Pathfinders is to function unseen and undetected deep in the back of enemy traces.

When British forces deployed to Iraq in 2003, Captain David Blakeley used to be given command of a reconnaissance challenge of such severe value that it will possibly swap the process the conflict. it is the tale of 9 males, working by myself and unsupported, fifty miles sooner than a US Recon Marine boost and head immediately right into a hornets nest, teeming with hundreds of thousands of heavily-armed enemy forces. this can be the 1st account of that impressive undertaking - deserted via coalition command, left with out choice yet to struggle their manner out of the enemy's yard.

And it presents a gripping perception into the Pathfinders themselves, a shadowy unit, simply forty-five males powerful, that plies its alternate from the skies. proficient to parachute in to enemy territory some distance past the ahead fringe of conflict - freefalling from excessive altitude respiring bottled oxygen and utilising the most recent skydiving expertise - the PF are unique.

Because of recent ideas brought because the booklet of Bravo Zero, there were no first-hand debts of British unique Forces waging modern day battle for almost a decade. And no member of the Pathfinders has ever informed their tale sooner than. before. Pathfinder is the single first-hand account of a UKSF undertaking to emerge for almost a new release. And it may be the final.

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Cannae 216 BC: Hannibal smashes Rome's Army (Campaign)

By Mark Healy

Osprey's examine of the conflict of Canae (216 BC), that's considered as one of many maximum battles of army heritage. Hannibal's stratagem has develop into a version of the peerlessly fought conflict and is studied intimately at army academies all over the world. At Cannae the Romans faced Hannibal with a military of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal confronted them with 40,000 foot and 10,000 horse. The engagement that was once a masterpiece of battlefield keep an eye on. by way of the top of the clash the Romans had misplaced 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and yet another 19,300 captured.

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Encyclopedia of War and American Society, Volumes 1-3

By Peter Karsten

The impression of warfare on American society has been wide all through our nation’s background. conflict has remodeled financial styles, executive coverage, public sentiments, social tendencies and cultural expression.  

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of conflict and American Society. This Encyclopedia is a finished, highly-credentialed multidisciplinary historic paintings that examines the varied methods wars have an effect on societies. the 3 volumes conceal quite a lot of common thematic different types, concerns, and subject matters that tackle not just the geopolitical results of warfare, but in addition convey how the U.S. engagement in nationwide and overseas conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena.  

Key gains
• Explores and analyzes 3 forms of results of war—direct results, interactive relationships, and oblique effects—to illustrate the variety of connections among battle and American society
• Probes the correlations among our wartime expeditions and the studies of the higher American society no longer restricted to only the battle years but in addition demonstrates how the wartime occasion impacted society after the conflicts ended
• deals readers a bunch of records together with passages from letters, diaries, autobiographies, reliable files, novels, poems, songs, and cartoons, in addition to pictures, graphs, and a few tables of correct information, surveys, and public opinion polls to increase their learn capabilities
• Concentrates totally on the final a hundred years to offer extra assurance in this frequently ignored wartime era

Key Themes 
• Arts and Culture
• Civil-Military relatives
• financial system and hard work
• schooling (both army and civilian)
• surroundings and future health
• Journalism and Media
• legislations and Justice
• army Leaders and Figures
• making plans, Command and regulate
• Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
• faith
• technology and expertise
• Veterans' matters and studies
• The Wars themselves and their civilian and army leaders

The Encyclopedia of struggle and American Society is a must have reference for all educational libraries in addition to a great addition to any social technological know-how reference collection.

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Le Grand Cahier (French Edition)

By Agota Kristof

Dans un will pay ravagé par los angeles guerre, Claus et Lucas font l''apprentissage de los angeles vie, de l''écriture et de los angeles cruauté. Le Grand Cahier nous livre une fantasy incisive sur les malheurs de los angeles guerre et du totalitarisme, mais aussi un véritable roman d’apprentissage dominé par l’humour noir.Premier roman d''une émigrée hongroise installée en Suisse, Le Grand Cahier est également le optimum volet d''une trilogie qui comprend los angeles Preuve et Le Troisième mensonge. L''œuvre d''Agota Kristof est aujourd''hui traduite dans une quinzaine de will pay.

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The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power

By Max Boot

While the key conflicts in American heritage became all too time-honored, America’s “small wars” have performed an important yet little-appreciated function within the country’s progress as a global strength. First released in 2002, The Savage Wars of Peace fast turned a key quantity within the case for a brand new coverage of interventionism. Max Boot indicates how America’s smaller actions—such because the contemporary conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, and Afghanistan—have made up nearly all of our army engagements, and but our defense force do little to organize for those “low depth conflicts.”

A compellingly readable historical past of the forgotten wars that helped advertise America’s upward push within the final centuries, The Savage Wars of Peace is now up-to-date with new fabric at the repercussions of America’s far-flung imperial activities and the influence of those ventures in American overseas affairs.

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Darwin and International Relations: On the Evolutionary Origins of War and Ethnic Conflict

By Bradley A. Thayer

Pathbreaking and arguable, Darwin and diplomacy deals the 1st finished research of foreign political opinions during the lens of evolutionary thought. Bradley A. Thayer offers a brand new process for investigating and explaining human and nation habit whereas producing insights into the origins of human and animal struggle, ethnic clash, and the effect of ailment on diplomacy. utilizing ethnological and statistical reviews of war between tribal societies, Thayer argues that people salary battle for purposes anticipated via evolutionary theory―to achieve and guard very important assets but additionally for the bodily and emotionally stimulating results of strive against. Thayer demonstrates that an evolutionary figuring out of illness turns into a extra very important a part of the examine of diplomacy as new traces of ailments emerge and advances in genetics make organic war a more desirable weapon for states and terrorists. He additionally explains the deep reasons of ethnic clash via illuminating how xenophobia and ethnocentrism developed in people. He notes that those behaviors as soon as contributed to our ancestors' good fortune in considerably assorted environments, yet they continue to be part of us. Darwin and diplomacy makes an incredible contribution to our figuring out of human heritage and the way forward for diplomacy.

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D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

By Holger Eckhertz, Sprech Media

This is often the hidden part of D Day which has interested readers round the world.

Almost all bills of D Day are advised from the Allied standpoint, with the emphasis on how German resistance was once triumph over on June sixth 1944. yet what used to be it prefer to be a German soldier within the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, dealing with the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in background?

What encouraged the German defenders, what have been their concept tactics - and the way did they try from one specialty to a different, one of the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day? What have been their reviews on dealing with the tanks, the flamethrowers and the devastating air superiority of the Allies?

This booklet sheds interesting gentle on those questions, bringing jointly statements made by means of German survivors after the conflict, while time had allowed them to mirror on their frame of mind, their activities and their offerings of June sixth.

We see a standpoint of D Day which merits to be further to the old checklist, during which traditional German troops struggled to make feel of the onslaught that used to be dealing with them, and emerged surprised on the weaponry and sheer decision of the Allied infantrymen. We see, too, how the Germans fought within the nice coastal bunkers, perceived as impregnable fortresses, yet in fact usually turning into tombs for his or her crews.

Above all, we've got the unheard human voices of the person German infantrymen - the lads who're so frequently portrayed as a faceless mass.

Book 2 during this precise sequence can be now to be had in book form.

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History's Greatest Wars: The Epic Conflicts that Shaped the Modern World

By Joseph Cummins

Centuries of conflict that modified the realm are captured in History’s maximum Wars. This e-book acts as an ideal primer for newbies whereas supplying professional historical past readers new views on many recognized and a few not-so-well-known conflicts. every one bankruptcy contains a quick-reference precis, a timeline, an outline of the battle, essays on its valuable leaders, a chain of brief, usually offbeat beneficial properties on elements of the clash, and an in depth account of a pivotal conflict.

Author Joseph Cummins highlights pivotal victories that modified countries, from the Norman invasion of britain in 1066 to the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521 and the 1st fervid days of the French Revolution of 1789 to the bloody stalemate that ended the Iran-Iraq struggle in 1988. every one bankruptcy delineates defining moments within the improvement of political philosophies, from Athens’ protection of democracy opposed to Persian despotism to the championing of equivalent rights for all within the American Revolution. It recounts the heroism of armies and members, from the Spartans’ struggle to the loss of life opposed to the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC to the Korean admiral who encouraged his state to repel a tremendous jap invasion within the 1590s. It lines the transformation of conflict strategies, from the prearranged set-piece encounters of the Napoleonic Wars to the big naval landings and aerial bombardments of worldwide battle II, explains the clinical suggestions that yielded the laptop gun, the tank, and the atom bomb, and vividly renders the major victories that became the tide of struggle, from Waterloo to Gettysburg and D-Day. while, it reiterates the constants of clash: the slaughters and massacres, together with the Holocaust and the little-known Taiping uprising, which killed as much as 40 million chinese language; the non-public sacrifices made via these fighting tyranny, between them the rebels of innovative France, Greece, and Mexico; and the extreme impact of charismatic leaders, starting from Napoleon and Pancho Villa to Mao Zedong and Hitler.

Sweeping in its scope, but intimate in its insights into the motivations of politicians, strategists, commanders, and infantrymen, it is a assortment that might improve your realizing of the fashionable global and your personal position in it.

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