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The Guards

Author : Guards
ISBN : OXFORD:600003499
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The Guards

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ISBN : NYPL:33433115574604
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The Guards

Author : Ken Bruen
ISBN : 9781429902335
Genre : Fiction
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Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána—the Guards, Ireland's police force—and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to. In his sober moments Jack aspires to become Ireland's best private investigator, not to mention its first—Irish history, full of betrayal and espionage, discourages any profession so closely related to informing. But in truth Jack is teetering on the brink of his life's sharpest edges, his memories of the past cutting deep into his soul and his prospects for the future nonexistent. Nonexistent, that is, until a dazzling woman walks into the bar with a strange request and a rumor about Jack's talent for finding things. Odds are he won't be able to climb off his barstool long enough to get involved with his radiant new client, but when he surprises himself by getting hired, Jack has little idea of what he's getting into. Stark, violent, sharp, and funny, The Guards is an exceptional novel, one that leaves you stunned and breathless, flipping back to the beginning in a mad dash to find Jack Taylor and enter his world all over again. It's an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing, and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galway streets. Praised by authors and critics around the globe, The Guards heralds the arrival of an essential new novelist in contemporary crime fiction. Ken Bruen's The Guards is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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The Guards Brigade In The Crimea

Author : Michael Springman
ISBN : 9781783460663
Genre : History
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The Guards Brigade consisted of three battalions, the 3rd Grenadier Guards, 1st Coldstream Guards and 1st Scottish Fusilier Guards (as the Scots Guards were then known). The book opens with a resumé of the causes of the War and an analysis of the woeful disorganization of the Army, in contrast to the efficiency of the Royal Navy. The Brigade’s performance in the major battles (Alma, inkerman etc.) is examined. The author describes the Russians’ plans, the ground and conditions experienced by the long suffering troops. The roles and abilities of the various commanders, often found wanting, is fascinatingly treated. After the war was over, the return home and parades are described.
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Releasing The Guards

Author : Christopher J. Gooden
ISBN : 9781599798622
Genre : Religion
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Christopher Gooden's Releasing the Guards is a testimony of healing from early childhood sexual abuse. His extraordinary courage in revealing his battles with rage and guilt provide the reader with a vivid series of snapshots following one man's pursuit of healing and wholeness. Gooden's story begins on the night, at the age of nine, when he put a stop to the attacks, and progresses to the present, which finds him an accomplished educator and author ministering healing and courage to others who are fighting the same battle against which he already has achieved victory.
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D Arcy Of The Guards

Author : Louis Evan Shipman
ISBN : 9781434461575
Genre : Fiction
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Shipman was born on 23 October 1904 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was a moderately successful author and a member of Hemingway's circle of friends.
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Sergeant Nelson Of The Guards

Author : Gerald Kersh
ISBN : 9780571304554
Genre : Fiction
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Night and the City (1938) made Gerald Kersh's reputation, but it was as a war novelist that he reached a wide readership in 1942, via a pair of books about British army recruits, led by Sergeant Bill Nelson, preparing to see service in France. This Faber Finds edition collects both books. '[They Die With Their Boots Clean] is a picture of life in the raw in the Coldstream Guards, with all its rigorous discipline, its humour and comradeship.' TLS [In The Nine Lives Of Bill Nelson] the conversations are terse, ferociously slangy, full of hyperbole and outrageous wit, often irresistibly funny.' TLS
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