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Author : Isaac Hooke
ISBN : 0994742738
Genre : Fiction
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Captain Jonathan Dallas, commodore of Battle Unit 72, investigates the disappearance of a military research vessel on the fringes of known space. When the unit is ambushed by a threat that endangers not only the fleet but also all of humanity itself, Jonathan must somehow find the resources to fight back. Cut off from Central Command and faced with impossible odds, can Jonathan overcome his demons to save humanity and, more importantly, can he save himself? Flagship: where captains are made. Or broken.
Category: Fiction

Pacific Crucible War At Sea In The Pacific 1941 1942

Author : Ian W. Toll
ISBN : 9780393083170
Genre : History
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“Both a serious work of history . . . and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative.”—San Francisco Chronicle On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative. This dramatic narrative, relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, is laced with riveting details of heroism and sacrifice on the stricken ships and planes of both navies. At the war’s outset, Japan’s pilots and planes enjoyed a clear-cut superiority to their American counterparts, but there was a price to be paid. Japanese pilots endured a lengthy and grueling training in which they were disciplined with baseball bats, often suffering broken bones; and the production line of the Zero— Japan’s superbly maneuverable fighter plane—ended not at a highway or railhead but at a rice paddy, through which the planes were then hauled on ox carts. Combat losses, of either pilots or planes, could not be replaced in time to match the fully mobilized American war machine. Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that revises our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in their highest circles thought they could win. Those doubters included the flamboyantly brilliant Admiral Isokoru Yamamoto, architect of the raid on Pearl and the Midway offensive. Once again, Ian W. Toll proves himself to be a simply magnificent writer. The result here is a page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.
Category: History

The Capture Of Louisbourg 1758

Author : Hugh Boscawen
ISBN : 9780806185279
Genre : History
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Louisbourg, France's impressive fortress on Cape Breton Island's foggy Atlantic coast, dominated access to the St. Lawrence and colonial New France for forty years in the mid-eighteenth century. In 1755, Great Britain and France stumbled into the French and Indian War, part of what (to Europe) became the Seven Years' War—only for British forces to suffer successive defeats. In 1758, Britain and France, as well as Indian nations caught in the rivalry, fought for high stakes: the future of colonial America. Hugh Boscawen describes how Britain's war minister William Pitt launched four fleets in a coordinated campaign to prevent France from reinforcing Louisbourg. As the author shows, the Royal Navy outfought its opponents before General Jeffery Amherst and Brigadier James Wolfe successfully led 14,000 British regulars, including American-born redcoats, rangers, and carpenters, in a hard-fought assault landing. Together they besieged the fortress, which surrendered after forty-nine days. The victory marked a turning point in British fortunes and precipitated the end of French rule in North America. Boscawen, an experienced soldier and sailor, and a direct descendant of Admiral the Hon. Edward Boscawen, who commanded the Royal Navy fleet at Louisbourg, examines the pivotal 1758 Louisbourg campaign from both the British and French perspectives. Drawing on myriad primary sources, including previously unpublished correspondence, Boscawen also answers the question "What did the soldiers and sailors who fought there do all day?" The result is the most comprehensive history of this strategically important campaign ever written.
Category: History

South China Sundown

Author : Mike J. Krentz
ISBN : 1621811085
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Female naval officers face daunting challenges at sea and in their personal lives. International saber-rattling and political intrigue threaten the stability of the Western Pacific -- from the South China Sea's Spratly Islands to the Korean Peninsula. A formidable and cunning military adversary threatens the area's stability, forcing Captain Kate Mahoney's early return to the Flagship from her family leave in the U.S. Back in California her deranged ex-husband threatens her teetering relationship with their disaffected teenage son. Kate must wage military and personal battles thousands of miles apart -- without the support of her professional confidante and erstwhile lover who wrestles with his own personal demons. The heat rises on the Western Pacific conflict when a Navy reconnaissance flight in the South China Sea becomes the target of a nefarious deal between the 7th Fleet's most powerful adversaries -- thrusting Lieutenant Commander "Cricket" Squire, the intrepid Navy pilot conducting that flight, into a crucible that tests the deepest fibers of her courage.

Marine Engineering Log

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ISBN : UIUC:30112107041433
Genre : Marine engineering
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Author : توماس بين
Genre : Business & Economics
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لعل الاراء الواردة فى الصفحات التالية لت تؤلف " بعد " بما يكفى لتحوز تأييدا عاما : فاعتياد عد اعتبار شئ ما " خاطئاً" وقتا طويلا يعطيه مظهرا زائفا من " الصحة " ويثير فى بداية الامر احتجاجا شديدا دفاعا عن الاعاف والعادات . ولكن سرعات ما تهدأ الجبلة اذ الوقت كفيل بأن يهدى الى الصواب اناسا اكثر ممن يهديهم العقل .
Category: Business & Economics

Theatre Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114637619
Genre : Theater
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Public Opinion

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ISBN : MINN:319510027955336
Genre : American periodicals
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Category: American periodicals