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Islands Of The Damned

Author : R.V. Burgin
ISBN : 1101196688
Genre : History
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The true story of R.V. Burgin, the real-life World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®'s The Pacific. “Read his story and marvel at the man...and those like him.”—Tom Hanks When a young Texan named R.V. Burgin joined the Marines 1942, he never imagined what was waiting for him a world away in the Pacific. There, amid steamy jungles, he encountered a ferocious and desperate enemy in the Japanese, engaging them in some of the most grueling and deadly fights of the war. In this remarkable memoir, Burgin reveals his life as a special breed of Marine. Schooled by veterans who had endured the cauldron of Guadalcanal, Burgin’s company soon confronted snipers, repulsed jungle ambushes, encountered abandoned corpses of hara-kiri victims, and warded off howling banzai attacks as they island-hopped from one bloody battle to the next. In his two years at war, Burgin rose from a green private to a seasoned sergeant, fighting from New Britain through Peleliu and on to Okinawa, where he earned a Bronze Star for valor. With unforgettable drama and an understated elegance, Burgin’s gripping narrative stands alongside those of classic Pacific chroniclers like Robert Leckie and Eugene Sledge—indeed, Burgin was even Sledge’s platoon sergeant. Here is a deeply moving account of World War II, bringing to life the hell that was the Pacific War.
Category: History

The Rock Island Line

Author : Bill Marvel
ISBN : 9780253011312
Genre : Transportation
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This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward from Chicago, it was the first to span the Mississippi, advancing the frontier, bringing settlers into the West, and hauling their crops to market. Rock Island’s celebrated Rocket passenger trains also set a standard for speed and service, with suburban runs as familiar to Windy City commuters as the Loop. For most of its existence, the Rock battled competitors much larger and richer than itself and when it finally succumbed, the result was one of the largest business bankruptcies ever. Today, as its engines and stock travel the busy main lines operated by other carriers, the Rock Island Line lives on in the hearts of those whom it employed and served.
Category: Transportation

The Islands Of The Blessed

Author : Nancy Farmer
ISBN : 9781439160473
Genre : Fiction
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In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one's true calling. Or is it?
Category: Fiction

Air Force Officer S Guide

Author : Stephen E. Wright
ISBN : 9780811760157
Genre : Reference
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.
Category: Reference

Hunt Beyond The Frozen Fire

Author : Christa Faust
ISBN : 9781781169957
Genre : Fiction
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A GABRIEL HUNT NOVEL From the towers of Manhattan to the crags of Antarctica, one man finds adventure everywhere he goes: GABRIEL HUNT. Backed by the resources of the $100 million Hunt Foundation and armed with his trusty Colt revolver, Gabriel Hunt has always been ready for anything—but is he prepared for THE FROZEN FIRE? Dr. Lawrence Silver vanished while researching a mysterious phenomenon near the South Pole. His daughter wants to know why—and it's up to Gabriel Hunt to find out. But what they'll discover in nature's most brutal climate could change everything... PRAISE FOR THE GABRIEL HUNT SERIES “Escapism at its best.” Publishers Weekly “Maximum entertainment perfection.” Los Angeles Times “Two-fisted adventure.” Time
Category: Fiction

The Rod Of Mercury

Author : Brinkley Henry Stein
ISBN : 0787310549
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We have been told by several of our customers this book has been banned by the church. it has proven to be one of the most provocative books we've read in many a moon. If you are looking for a book which will keep you up nights this is it! Truth is far.
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The Tortured Rebel

Author : Alison Roberts
ISBN : 9781459212732
Genre : Fiction
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He's the only one with the key to unlock her heart… Army medic and emergency specialist James "Jet" Munroe thrives on danger. Physical danger—never emotional. Beautiful helicopter pilot Becca Harding has spent long years trying to forget Jet, but she's never been able to forgive him. Now, trapped together for the first time in years, it's time for them to stop running from the shadows that have marred their relationship…and from the scorching attraction that lingers between them.
Category: Fiction

Go To Hell

Author : Chuck Crisafulli
ISBN : 1451604734
Genre : Social Science
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Close your eyes and picture -- just for a moment -- hell. Fire? Demons? Eternal torment? Well, yes -- that's the place, in one very hot nutshell. But that's not all there is to the forbidding world beneath us. For a few millennia now, we mortals have imagined and reimagined hell in countless ways: as a realm of damnation, as an inspiration for highest art, as a setting for the lowest of lowbrow comedy. One might conclude that for all our good intentions to enter para- dise, we can't seem to get enough vivid details of its counterpart, hell. Provocative, colorful, and damned entertaining, Go to Hell takes readers on a tour of the underworld that is both darkly comical and seriously informative. From the frozen hell of the Vikings to the sun-drenched Cayman Islands' town of Hell (where tourists line up to have their postcards aptly postmarked), from Dante's circles of hell to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Hellmouth, Go to Hell embraces our evolving relationship with the sinner's final destination, revealing how we truly think of ourselves in this world. What's down below? Meet HEL, the hideous, half-rotting goddess of the Viking underworld. Beware the Egyptians' AM-MUT, an unsightly mix of lion, crocodile, and hippo parts, and insatiably hungry for wicked souls. Visit JIGOKU, a Buddhist realm of eight fiery hells and eight icy hells: an all-you-can-suffer hot-and-cold buffet. Step into the INFERNO for a tour of Dante's nine circles of the damned...
Category: Social Science