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The Enemy Stars

Author : Poul Anderson
ISBN : 9781497694231
Genre : Fiction
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Four explorers from different backgrounds are marooned in space—and must unite to escape their floating prison—in this novel by a Nebula Award winner. In the twenty-third century, when humankind has spread itself throughout the cosmos, with many intergalactic colonies teetering on the brink of open revolt against the hated ruling Protectorate, a team of four is transported by a miraculous technology onto the deep-space vessel Southern Cross. Hailing from vastly different backgrounds, philosophies, and worlds, Ryerson, Nakamura, Sverdlov, and Maclaren have been entrusted to explore a long-dead star located light-years beyond where humanity has previously traveled. But venturing too close to the target proves disastrous when the black sun’s magnetic field permanently obliterates their only means of returning home. Suddenly, four strangers, two hailing from a privileged Earth and two from oppressed galactic colonies, must put aside their differences and work together to somehow find a way out of an impossible situation before time runs out, or die together at the farthest edge of a cold and merciless universe. A remarkably thoughtful and profoundly moving novel of survival in the darkest reaches of outer space, The Enemy Stars is a work of great power and insight by multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson, one of the legendary greats of golden-age science fiction.
Category: Fiction

Star Fighters 3 The Enemy S Lair

Author : Max Chase
ISBN : 9781408815861
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! The Enemy's Lair Peri and his crew are horrified. The Meigwors seem to be an even bigger galactic menace than the Xion, and now the Phoenix crew is in the impossible position of having to help the planet that attacked Earth and destroyed the Intergalactic Space Station, by returning their kidnapped prince. They just have to figure out how to do it - without endangering Selene, who stayed behind with the Meigwors and is still on their planet.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Smite The Enemy And He Will Flee

Author : Dr. D. K. Olukoya
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Genre : Religion
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The book contains life-transforming and destiny changing messages such like: The weapon of the dust; dealing with the queen of heaven; eaters of flesh and drinkers of blood; the whispering lizard; prisoners of local alters and fighting from heaven. In addition, there are one thousand prayer points to dismantle and destroy malignant powers of darkness.
Category: Religion

Bracketing The Enemy

Author : John R. Walker
ISBN : 9780806150321
Genre : History
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After the end of World War II, General George Patton declared that artillery had won the war. Yet howitzers did not achieve victory on their own. Crucial to the success of these big guns were forward observers, artillerymen on the front lines who directed the artillery fire. Until now, the vital role of forward observers in ground combat has received little scholarly attention. In Bracketing the Enemy, John R. Walker remedies this oversight by offering the first full-length history of forward observer teams during World War II. As early as the U.S. Civil War, artillery fire could reach as far as two miles, but without an “FO” (forward observer) to report where the first shot had landed in relation to the target, and to direct subsequent fire by outlining or “bracketing” the targeted range, many of the advantages of longer-range fire were wasted. During World War II, FOs accompanied infantrymen on the front lines. Now, for the first time, gun crews could bring deadly accurate fire on enemy positions immediately as advancing riflemen encountered these enemy strongpoints. According to Walker, this transition from direct to indirect fire was one of the most important innovations to have occurred in ground combat in centuries. Using the 37th Division in the Pacific Theater and the 87th in Europe as case studies, Walker presents a vivid picture of the dangers involved in FO duty and shows how vitally important forward observers were to the success of ground operations in a variety of scenarios. FO personnel not only performed a vital support function as artillerymen but often transcended their combat role by fighting as infantrymen, sometimes even leading soldiers into battle. And yet, although forward observers lived, fought, and bled with the infantry, they were ineligible to wear the Combat Infantryman’s Badge awarded to the riflemen they supported. Forward observers are thus among the unsung heroes of World War II. Bracketing the Enemy signals a long-overdue recognition of their distinguished service.
Category: History

The Gospel In The Stars

Author : Joseph Augustus Seiss
ISBN : HARVARD:AH49H8
Genre : Astronomy
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Category: Astronomy

The Enemy Within

Author : Dominick Pratico
ISBN : 9780595880881
Genre : Fiction
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As a society, the Interstellar Web was dying. Enormous fortunes were amassed in the face of unspeakable want, and avarice thrived as sport. With no villains left to fight but each other, quarreling factions stood prepared to devour one another at the slightest provocation. None of this mattered to Zoeicelli K Galvin, Black Ops Commander, and ex-Marine. Exiled to a remote command on The Frontier, nobody was looking for him until he was ordered to investigate the disappearance of a fellow Black Ops commander. What starts as a routine search and recovery operation rapidly escalates into something more sinister as Galvin suddenly finds himself caught up in a web of deceit and corruption. On the very edge of civilization, from the coldest of barrens to blistering infernos, Galvin is not only forced to confront The Enemy, but also. . .The Enemy Within.
Category: Fiction

Terrorism And Modern Literature

Author : Alex Houen
ISBN : 9780191541988
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Is terrorism's violence essentially symbolic? Does it impact on culture primarily through the media? What kinds of performative effect do the various discourses surrounding terrorism have? Such questions have not only become increasingly important in terrorism studies, they have also been concerns for many literary writers. This book is the first extensive study of modern literature's engagement with terrorism. Ranging from the 1880s to the 1980s, the terrorism examined is as diverse as the literary writings on it: chapters include discussions of Joseph Conrad's novels on Anarchism and Russian Nihilism; Wyndham Lewis's avant-garde responses to Syndicalism and the militant Suffragettes; Ezra Pound's poetic entanglement with Segregationist violence; Walter Abish's fictions about West German urban guerrillas; and Seamus Heaney's and Ciaran Carson's poems on the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland. In each instance, Alex Houen explores how the literary writer figures clashes or collusions between terrorist violence and discursive performativity. What is revealed is that writing on terrorism has frequently involved refiguring the force of literature itself. In terrorism studies the cultural impact of terrorism has often been accounted for with rigid, structural theories of its discursive roots. But what about the performative effects of violence on discourse? Addressing the issue of this mutual contagion, Terrorism and Modern Literature shows that the mediation and effects of terrorism have been historically variable. Referring to a variety of sources in addition to the literature—newspaper and journal articles, legislation, letters, manifestos—the book shows how terrorism and the literature on it have been embroiled in wider cultural fields. The result is not just a timely intervention in debates about terrorism's performativity. Drawing on literary/critical theory and philosophy, it is also a major contribution to debates about the historical and political dimensions of modernist and postmodernist literary practices.
Category: Literary Criticism

Wyndham Lewis And The Avant Garde

Author : Toby Foshay
ISBN : 077350916X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It has always been difficult to determine Wyndham Lewis's position within the Modernist movement. Despite his status as one of the "big five" modernists -- along with W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce -- Lewis is the least read and least understood of significant modern English writers. At once both modernist and anti-modernist -- Lewis was a founder, before the First World War, of Vorticism and a critic, after the war, of what he considered modernism's sell-out to the art establishment -- he has remained the most obscure and the least easily categorized of the canonical modernists.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Stars And Bars

Author : Isaac Kelso
ISBN : PRNC:32101068971157
Genre : Missouri
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The Lost Stars Imperfect Sword

Author : Jack Campbell
ISBN : 9780698143326
Genre : Fiction
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The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicate’s civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier… President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System—but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won’t surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex–Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system’s citizens punished for their defiance. Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway’s warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isn’t the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakon’s ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni’s power—leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them…
Category: Fiction

First Meetings

Author : Orson Scott Card
ISBN : 1429985895
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Welcome to the Enderverse. When "Ender's Game" was first published as a novella twenty-five years ago few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender's Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender's Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults. First Meetings is a collection of three novellas-plus the original "Ender's Game"-that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin. "The Polish Boy" begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin-the future father of Ender -they believe they may have found their man. Or boy. In "Teacher's Pest"-a novella written especially for this collection-a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now an American university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown. It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor." Ender's reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive. Until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide. Also reprinted here is the original landmark novella, "Ender's Game," which first appeared in 1977. Fully illustrated, First Meetings is Orson Scott Card writing at the height of his considerable power about his most compelling character. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Four Stars Of Valor

Author : Phil Nordyke
ISBN : 0760326649
Genre : History
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Recounts the stirring exploits of America's foremost World War II parachute regiment, the only regiment to have earned to earn four gold stars for their parachute wings, one for each of their four combat jumps.
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The Stars At War Ii

Author : David Weber
ISBN : 9780743499125
Genre : Fiction
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Presents two of the authors' Starfire series novels, "The Shiva Option"--in which the Grand Alliance of Humans must stop the onslaught of the alien Arachnids--and "Insurrection"--in which the Fringe Worlds are kept from joining the Inner Worlds.
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Stars And Stripes Triumphant

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 9780575115668
Genre : Fiction
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The Stars and Stripes trilogy is the story of the war that never was, but might so easily have happened: the war of the 1860s between the United States of America and the British Empire. It began with an ill-considered seizure of a British ship, escalated with an ill-considered letter to Abraham Lincoln, and continued with an ill-starred invasion of the territory of the USA by an incensed British government. The first modern war - with iron-clad ships, rapid-firing guns, trenches, mass armies and massive casualties, was taking place, not between the industrial northern states and the agricultural southern ones, but between the two great English-speaking nations. Who happened also to be the two most powerful nations on the planet. In the stunning conclusion to this series, the Irish become involved and a most surprising ending is the culmination of the ill-fated war.
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Still Speaking With The Stars

Author : Bob Benson
ISBN : 9781469138633
Genre : Fiction
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Theyre back and theyre sharing! Now the second verbal dance with the stars features over 1250 of the best sounding quotes of all time. These are chosen with the ear in mind and designed to bridge the wide gap between yawn and smile or knowing nod. So talk on!
Category: Fiction