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Strike From The Sea

Author : Douglas Reeman
ISBN : 9781448150779
Genre : Fiction
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INDO-CHINA 1941Cruising somewhere off Saigon is the world's largest and most dangerous submarine - the French Soufrière. A rich prize for the enemy, the British navy must capture her for themselves before she is used against them.For Commander Robert Ainslie, it represents the greatest challenge of his career. He must take the foreign submarine and use her against the enemy in the defence of Singapore . . .
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Strike From The Sea

Author : Iain Ballantyne
ISBN : 9781844150595
Genre : History
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The Arabian Gulf has been at the centre of the world stage and a major 'flash point' for over 40 years. Expert naval historian Iain Ballantyne examines the role of the US and Royal Naval forces in this troubled area over the period from 1961 to this present day. He describes the various build-up of forces to counter numerous international threats and wars, be they the Israeli/Arab conflicts, Iran/Iraq War, the US hostage dramas, Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the Coalition Campaign that followed, the years of blockade and, of course, the recent invasion of Iraq, overthrowing Saddam Hussein.
Category: History

Strike From The Sea

Author : Norman Polmar
ISBN : 1682473899
Genre : History
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Much of this book addresses the U.S. Navy's Regulus missile program--the world's first submarine weapon for attacking an enemy homeland with a nuclear warhead--and the similar Soviet Navy's cruise missile efforts.
Category: History

Sea Strike

Author : James H. Cobb
ISBN : 0399143246
Genre : Fiction
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Commander Amanda Lee Garrett and the crew of the high-tech stealth destroyer USS Cunningham become caught in the middle of a dangerous, escalating conflict between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. By the author of Choosers of the Slain. 17,500 first printing.
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Strike From The Air

Author : Terry C Treadwell
ISBN : 9781526776464
Genre : History
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Much has been written about the Unites States air forces during the Second World War, but little has been written about the early days of American military aviation either before or during the First World War or in the immediate inter-war years. In Strike From the Air, the author shows the early development of the aviation section of the U.S. Army with balloons and the part they played in the Civil War. This is followed by an account of the first use of military aircraft when General Pershing tracked down the revolutionary Pancho Villa after he had crossed the Mexican border into the United States and attacked the town of Columbus, New Mexico, killing a number of American citizens. The development of naval aircraft during the invasion of Veracruz is also examined, which resulted in the first American aircraft to be hit by gunfire. Following the outbreak of the First World War, the United States was gradually drawn into the conflict. Before this had happened, a number of American traveled to Europe to volunteer for the Lafayette Escadrille in France, as well as the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Many of these men eventually joined the newly created United States Army Air Service, taking their valuable experience and knowledge with them. Among the notable early US aviators were individuals such as Eugene Bullard, the first African-American military pilot, and eccentric loners like Frank Luke. The part played by the US Navy and USMC is not neglected. At the end of the First World War a group of American pilots joined together to form the Kosciuszko Squadron that fought against the Russians in the Polish/Russian War. The final part of the book contains a number of escape reports by USAS pilots and observers, which gives a real insight into the conditions they, and other Allied soldiers and airmen, were subjected to in German prison camps during the First World War. To complete this fascinating look at those exciting and challenging early days, Strike From the Air includes approximately 250 photographs, many of which have ever been seen before.
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Strike Out Where Not Applicable

Author : Nicolas Freeling
ISBN : 9781448214570
Genre : Fiction
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Commissaire Van der Valk, appointed to his new position after surviving a bullet through the leg, is getting rather bored of his new quiet life in the town of Lisse. Whilst getting home in time for dinner and golf at the weekends is all well and good, a little excitement wouldn't go amiss. So when a local man is found dead in suspicious circumstances, Van der Valk is on the case in a trice. Getting to know the local riding school's characters proves a daunting task, revealing a maze of illicit relationships, family secrets and disappointed women. But which suspect had enough of a motive? Who truly had it in them to kill? First published in 1967, Stike Out Where not Applicable is a classic murder mystery, set against the delightful backdrop of the tulip fields and windmills of Holland.
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Halo First Strike

Author : Eric Nylund
ISBN : 9781429930437
Genre : Fiction
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Reach fell, and when hope seemed lost, humanity stood face-to-face with the possible extinction of all life in the galaxy and lived to tell the tale. But that was just one epic battle, and the war rages on . . . The Covenant shows no mercy as they continue to assault every human world they can find, but in their way lies humanity's great champion, Spartan-117, the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the fight continues on two fronts. One takes a crew of Spartans to the charred surface of Reach, the only planet they've ever known as home. But beneath the surface, Dr. Halsey has discovered an ancient secret...one that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, Master Chief and Cortana head towards a gathering of Covenant warships because the UNSC's worst nightmare has come true: the Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to destroy it...and all who oppose the will of the Prophets. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Carrier Strike

Author : Great Britain: National Audit Office
ISBN : 0102969779
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The National Audit Office expresses deep concern about risks to value for money from the changes to the aircraft carrier and associated Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft project made in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). The decision was for the MOD to build two carriers but operate only one, pending the next SDSR. This ship will be converted, using catapults and arrestor gear, to fly a different, more capable, version of the JSF to the one previously planned. This carrier will be available at sea only for an average of 150-200 days each year and fewer of the aircraft will operate from the carrier initially. The introduction of Carrier Strike will be delayed by two years, to 2020. Given the decision to retire the Harrier aircraft and the existing aircraft carrier immediately, there will be a decade-long gap without aircraft carrier capability. The changes will save some £3.4 billion over ten years. Today's report highlights the complex inter-relationship between the various cost, short-term affordability, military and industrial factors involved in the Carrier Strike decision. From the papers it saw, the National Audit Office could not understand how those factors were brought together to enable the MOD to reach a judgement on value for money. The NAO identifies two principal risks to value for money on Carrier Strike. First, the SDSR is unaffordable unless there is a real terms increase in defence funding from 2015 onwards. Secondly, the SDSR decision has introduced more technical, cost and schedule uncertainty.
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Budgeting For Naval Forces

Author : Eric Jackson Labs
ISBN : UOM:39015053789460
Genre : Budget
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Prepared for the Subcommittee on Sea Power of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Addresses the question of how much money the U.S. Department of the Navy needs to sustain its current force of about 300 ships and 3,500 aircraft. Examines the Navy's missions, its modernization plans, and the budgetary implications of supporting the service's current and planned fleets through 2020. It also looks at four alternative force structures that the Navy might be able to sustain at roughly its current funding level of $90 billion (adjusted for inflation). Charts and tables.
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101 Baseball Places To See Before You Strike Out

Author : Josh Pahigian
ISBN : 9781493016471
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A brand new edition of the finalist for the 2008 Casey Award, presented annually to the best baseball book, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out profiles America’s greatest baseball museums, shrines, sports bars, pop culture landmarks and ballpark sites. From sandlots and skyboxes to TV rooms and sports bars, America’s love for baseball has inspired countless memories, discussions, and tributes. Josh Pahigian takes us across America to explore the places where the game’s history, culture, and lore come to life. Whether we travel by car or sit in the comfort of our favorite armchair, the book guides us to 101 amazing baseball places—including Ted Williams’ boyhood home, the Field of Dreams movie site, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Chicago bar where the Cubs’ “Curse of the Billy Goat” was born, Babe Ruth’s grave, and scores of other captivating landmarks and curios. Replacing the now-extinct sites from the previous edition, updating entries for attractions that have moved, re-assigning coveted chapters to more inspiring baseball venues that have since opened, and including stunning color photos for nearly all of them, Josh Pahigian has created the perfect gift for any baseball fan.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Author : Marcus Rediker
ISBN : 0521379830
Genre : History
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This brilliant account of the maritime world of the eighteenth-century reconstructs in detail the social and cultural milieu of Anglo-American seafaring and piracy. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Don T Just Strike A Match Light A Fire

Author : Karen A. Morgan
ISBN : 9781465399779
Genre : Religion
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Karen has authored this book as a Christian inspirational/nonfiction memoir, based upon her lifes experiences. Dont Just Strike a Match, Light a Fire is a combination of fifteen different Spirit-led sermons. Her only prayer is that they edify and provoke individual readers into fulfilling Gods calling on their lives, chapters such as "An Altered Sacrifice,"Take Up Your Bed and Walk, "A Place Called There, "Whats in Your Alabaster Box?" and "I Can See Clearly Now." May everyone who is led to read these sermons find confirmation, truth, and a personal conviction with an enormous blessing upon his life.
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Geological Magazine

Author : Henry Woodward
ISBN : PRNC:32101075889632
Genre : Geology
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Tectonics Of Strike Slip Restraining And Releasing Bends

Author : W. D. Cunningham
ISBN : 1862392382
Genre : Science
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This volume addresses the tectonic complexity and diversity of strike-slip restraining and releasing bends with 18 contributions divided into four thematic sections: a topical review of fault bends and their global distribution; bends, sedimentary basins and earthquake hazards; restraining bends, transpressional deformation and basement controls on development; releasing bends, transtensional deformation and fluid flow.
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