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The First Heroes

Author : Craig Nelson
ISBN : 9781440650802
Genre : History
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Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war. The First Heroes is the story of that mission. Meticulously researched and based on interviews with twenty of the surviving Tokyo Raiders, this is a true account that almost defies belief, a tremendous human drama of great personal courage, and a powerful reminder that ordinary people, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, can rise to the challenge of history.
Category: History

The First Heroes

Author : Harry Turtledove
ISBN : 1429915013
Genre : Fiction
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The Bronze Age. The era of Troy, of Gilgamesh, of the dawning of human mastery over the earth. For decades, fantasists have set tales of heroism and adventure in imagined worlds based on the real Bronze Age, from the "Hyborean Age" of the Conan stories to the Third Age of Middle-earth. Now bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Harry Turtledove, a noted expert on the ancient world, teams up with author and Egyptologist Noreen Doyle to present fourteen new tales of the real Bronze Age from some of the best writers in science fiction. In The First Heroes: here is Gene Wolfe's mock-journal of a man from the future who travels with figures out of history and mythology; Judith Tarr's tale of a town that sends its resident goddess to try to learn the secrets of the morose God of Chariots; Harry Turtledove's story about mythological beings witnessing the devastating effect of the first humans on the Earth's natural order; and a poignant new story from the late Poul Anderson, in which a modern scholar is sent to the late Bronze Age to witness the end of an era, emerging with memories from the past as vibrant and intact as those from his accustomed life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

War Of The Gods The First Heroes

Author : Ashvin Sivakumar
ISBN : 9789814320825
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Heroes are admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Who were the First Heroes of Ancient Greece? Join Zachary, Alice and Mark on their amazing adventure around the different realms in a bid to prevent a catastrophic war and save our world.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Heroes Of Hildegoth The First

Author : R.R. Tabby
ISBN : 9781365913846
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The High King of Hildegoth should be proud of his accomplishments, and often he can convince himself that he is. The Garull Wars had nearly crippled the lands of the civilized beings to the point of devastation. Only by the risk and craft of the most brilliant and the most brave in all the High Kingdom of Hildegoth did the men and mankindred return from the very teetering edge of annihilation, but a new evil looms, one that spawned and brewed in the space between spaces. Now, its eyes opened, it peers at the frailty that was once strength. In desperation, an ancient elf attempts to gather the most unlikely of champions to aid his dear mortal friend the High King, but will it be enough?

First Heroes

Author : Rod Colvin
ISBN : 9781940495163
Genre : History
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The result of five years of research, First Heroes untangles an intricate web of information and ultimately concludes that the prisoners of war that were held captive in Southeast Asia were forgotten or ignored by their own country. Author Rod Colvin crisscrossed the country interviewing military and government officials, veterans, returned POWs, political figures, journalists, and members of the National League of Families and the National Forget-Me-Not Association and balances hard facts with the dramatic personal accounts of parents, wives, brothers, sisters, and children who have waged a difficult battle for the truth about their loved ones. This chronicle is as much a testament to the faith and unending hope of the family members as it is the story of the men themselves. First Heroes is destined to change the way readers think about war, freedom, and their country.
Category: History


Author : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9781400314256
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dive into the action and adventure of the Bible! BibleForce will help you and your children discover the message of the Bible and the heroes within its pages. The focus on Bible heroes makes the stories even more thrilling. This beautifully illustrated Bible is retold in a visually enticing, fast-paced narrative that is sure to capture your attention. BibleForce follows the events of the Bible in chronological order and shares nearly 200 stories of Scripture in a simple, straightforward retelling. BibleForce is a great book to be read together and is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. Kids will be enthralled in the thrilling drama of the Bible and the visually engaging detail of the illustrations—they won’t be able to put down this exciting book. Jump into the story of God’s Word and the amazing heroes within its pages.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Mike Larson
ISBN : 9780595525218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Even today, my thoughts of Vietnam are positive. I have incredibly fond memories of spending one year in that theater with some incredible people. My feelings about the Vietnam War mesh exactly with what Michael Norman wrote in his book These Good Men: Friendships Forged From War-even though Norman's heroes served in the U.S. Marine Corps and mine served in the First Air Cav. In recalling his tour in Vietnam, Norman wrote: "I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Marine Corps. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never since given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Heroes

Author : Joe Abercrombie
ISBN : 9780575105706
Genre : Fiction
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This enhanced eBook contains: # An introduction from Joe Abercrombie # The full text of THE HEROES # A critical afterword from the editor Plus: # THE FOOL JOBS short story, featuring characters from THE HEROES # A 20,000 word 'planning' document which contains all of Joe's behind-the-scenes notes, plans and timeline for THE HEROES # A before-and-after chapter showing the first draft, the last draft, and many stages in between if one of the most critical chapters of the book # 'Blog archive' - all of Joe's blog posts from the period when he was writing THE HEROES. This is half-diary, half book progress updates, and includes illustrations, links to interviews, events, award ceremonies and reviews of games and books from Joe as well as incidents from his life # A full author biography, and an author photo gallery
Category: Fiction

New Heroes In Antiquity

Author : Christopher P. Jones
ISBN : 9780674054080
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited a space somewhere between gods and humans. In this detailed, yet brilliantly wide-ranging analysis, Christopher Jones starts from literary heroes such as Achilles and moves to the historical record of those exceptional men and women who were worshiped after death. This book, wholly new and beautifully written, rescues the hero from literary metaphor and vividly restores heroism to the reality of ancient life.
Category: Literary Criticism