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    What if you happen to awakened one morning to find you have been the final human on earth?

    Sergeant significant Tim Flannery’s own existence is in a shambles. lately domestic from his 6th wrestle travel in Afghanistan, his spouse has left him, his home is in foreclosures, and he seems like his whole international has disintegrated. With nearly thirty years’ army and civilian police adventure, he’s continuously been capable of make the precise judgements in tight spots—that is, until eventually he wakes one morning and discovers that Earth’s complete inhabitants is useless from an unknown cosmic calamity. And he’s the only survivor.  

    Tim Flannery is at a loss. Or is he? stick to the final guy on the earth as he traverses throughout a Continent, after which an Ocean, to discover his destiny. Can this one guy swap the world—amid the toughest judgements if his life—and shop humanity as soon as and for all?
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  • Download E-books Shallow Graves in Siberia PDF

    By Michael Krupa

    Michael Krupa was once born right into a negative kin in south-west Poland, and in his young people used to be accredited right into a Jesuit seminary. He ran away ahead of taking his ultimate vows and joined the military. quickly afterwards, the German tanks rolled into Poland and simply defeated her antiquated forces - the Polish cavalry have been armed with sabres. Krupa survived Hitler's invasion, yet used to be arrested in Soviet-occupied japanese Poland and accused of spying. After enduring torture in Moscow's infamous Lubianka felony, he was once sentenced to 10 years' corrective labour and deported to the Pechora Gulag. such a lot prisoners there have been labored and starved to dying inside a 12 months. yet Krupa controlled back to flee, and within the chaos following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union made essentially the most notable trips of the conflict - from Siberia to protection in Afghanistan. Krupa's Jesuit education had given him an internal power and resilience which enabled him to outlive within the face of appalling brutality and cruelty. good fortune and the kindness of strangers helped him whole his epic trip to freedom. the tale of the ache inflicted on thousands in Stalin's camps has been advised sooner than - yet Krupa's tale is notable and uni
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  • Download E-books The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined PDF

    By Steven Pinker

    A provocative heritage of violence—from the New York Times bestselling writer of The Stuff of Thought and The clean Slate

    Believe it or no longer, at the present time we can be residing within the such a lot peaceable second in our species' lifestyles. In his gripping and arguable new paintings, New York Times bestselling writer Steven Pinker exhibits that regardless of the ceaseless information approximately struggle, crime, and terrorism, violence has truly been in decline over lengthy stretches of heritage. Exploding myths approximately humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this formidable ebook keeps Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, blending psychology and heritage to supply a awesome photo of an more and more enlightened world.

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  • Download E-books Hattin 1187: Saladin's Greatest Victory (Praeger Illustrated Military History) PDF

    By David Nicolle

    In 1187, Christian Europe was once shaken by means of occasions within the heart East. This quantity tells the tale of these momentous months - the crusade resulting in the Muslim trap of Jerusalem after the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin the place, in a day operating conflict at the waterless plateau among Saffuriya and Tiberias, underneath a burning solar, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian military. The catastrophe at Hattin led to the cave in of the dominion of Jerusalem and sparked the 3rd campaign below Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This booklet examines Hattin intimately and appears on the outcomes of the battle.

    The such a lot decisive conflict within the heritage of the crusades was once fought on 3-4 July 1187 west of Tiberias in what's modern day Israel. within the overdue 12th century, even though, this was once a part of the Christian country of Jerusalem governed via man of Lusgnan which used to be threatened via Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, recognized to western historians as Saladin. He had invaded the dominion of Jerusalem and laid siege to the town of Tiberias to attract the Christian military into conflict. Raymond of Tripoli and Balian of Ibelin prompt that Tiberias, which Saladin couldn't carry for any size of time, be deserted. either those males have been 'poulains', Franks born within the east who knew their enemy good and had a lifetime's adventure of conflict within the Levant; certainly it used to be Raymond's spouse Eschiva who was once protecting Tiberias. Their wiser council was once rejected in favour of the recommendation of fellows like Reynald of Chatillon and Gerard de Ridefort to assault the Saracens. those males have been western knights who despised the Franks of the east as effete and susceptible. Their adventure of Levantine war used to be restricted, although, and the crusade proved disastrous. In a working day conflict at the waterless plateau among Saffuriya and Tiberias, underneath a burning sunlight, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian military. The catastrophe at Hattin ended in the cave in of the dominion of Jerusalem and sparked off the 3rd campaign lower than Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This ebook examines Hattin intimately and appears on the effects of the battle.

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  • Download E-books Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence PDF

    By Christian Parenti

    From Africa to Asia and Latin the USA, the period of weather wars has began. severe climate is breeding banditry, humanitarian trouble, and kingdom failure.

    In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels alongside front strains of this accumulating catastrophe--the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial countries and battle zones girding the planet's midlatitudes. the following he reveals failed states amid climatic failures. yet he additionally finds the unsettling presence of Western army forces and explains how they see a chance within the hindrance to organize for open-ended international counterinsurgency.

    Parenti argues that this incipient "climate fascism"--a political hardening of rich states-- is certain to fail. The suffering states of the constructing international can't be allowed to break down, as they're going to take different international locations down besides. as a substitute, we needs to paintings to fulfill the problem of climate-driven violence with a really diversified set of sustainable financial and improvement policies.

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  • Download E-books On War, Indexed Edition PDF

    By Carl von Clausewitz

    On War is the main major try in Western background to appreciate struggle, either in its inner dynamics and as an tool of coverage. because the work's first visual appeal in 1832, it's been learn in the course of the global, and has motivated generations of squaddies, statesmen, and intellectuals.

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  • Download E-books H.M.S. Unseen PDF

    By Patrick Robinson

    The H.M.S. Unseen is among the most productive, deadly submarines ever equipped. yet abruptly, on a coaching undertaking off the English coast, it vanishes, baffling army intelligence on each side of the Atlantic, together with nationwide protection Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan. A lacking weapon is risky adequate. yet then the unthinkable starts to happen....Planes start blowing up around the skies.

    Searching for solutions, Morgan is confident that just one guy should be in the back of a lot of these devastating occasions: his archenemy, the world's such a lot cunning--yet reportedly dead--terrorist undercover agent. decided to forestall his previous nemesis, Morgan needs to use all his wits to discover a madman armed with a robust sub hidden someplace in one million sq. miles of ocean. What Morgan does not comprehend, even if, is that the fanatical terrorist has a plan of his personal, person who will deliver those severe warriors face-to-face--and just one will pop out alive in a single of the main chilling secret agent tales of the year.

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  • Download E-books The British Army in Afghanistan 2006-14: Task Force Helmand (Elite) PDF

    Combating an elusive and hazardous enemy faraway from domestic, the British military in Afghanistan has been concerned with uneven war for the simplest a part of a decade. The eight-year sequence of deployments together referred to as Operation 'Herrick', along US and different NATO contingents in the foreign protection information strength (ISAF) in Afghanistan, were the longest non-stop strive against dedication of the British military when you consider that global battle II. including Operation 'Telic' in Iraq, which right away preceded and overlapped with it, this clash has formed the British military for a iteration. Enemy threats have diverse and developed, with a consequent evolution of British doctrine, strategies and kit. This booklet presents a close research of these specifics inside a transparent, attached account of the process the warfare in Helmand, operation by means of operation.
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  • Download E-books Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East PDF

    By Jeremy Bowen

    Suicide assaults on Israelis, bombings, assassinations, and bloodshed in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West financial institution dominate the inside track from the center East. it's the such a lot bothered sector in the world. At its center is the clash among Palestinians and Israelis - and the legacy of six days of conflict in 1967.

    After the nation of Israel emerged from warfare in 1948, either side knew extra battles have been coming. In June 1967, years of slow-burning pressure exploded. In six striking days, Israel destroyed the defense force of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. yet faraway from bringing peace, as many Israelis was hoping, their attractive victory became a curse.

    From the preliminary conflict order issued to the Israeli air strength on Monday June five, 1967 to the ultimate ceasefire at the night of Saturday the tenth, the Six-Day struggle was once a riveting human drama. construction on his first-hand event of the quarter after his 5 years because the BBC's center East Correspondent, in addition to broad unique study, Jeremy Bowen provides a compelling new background of the clash. Six Days recreates daily, hour via hour, the bullying and brinckmanship that led 4 international locations to battle, interweaving tales of warring parties from each side in a unbroken narrative.

    A rigorous and unique piece of contemporary heritage is as vibrant as fiction, Six Days not just sheds new gentle on one of many key conflicts of the 20 th century, it explains a lot concerning the center East and the issues the sector nonetheless faces today.
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  • Download E-books The 14-Hour War: Valor on Koh Tang and the Recapture of the SS Mayaguez PDF

    The ebook recounts the 1975 American operation to recapture the U.S. box send SS Mayaquez and her team, an incident that's strange to such a lot american citizens. past literary paintings documenting the development have excited about the activities of the group of the Mayaquez, the air strength helicopter pilots and, President Ford and the nationwide defense Council..The concentration of the 14 Hour battle is the airmen, sailors and Marines, essentially the Marines, who went in to rescue a staff that wasn't there, A strength made out of nearly 2 hundred Marines so much of whom have been clean out of boot camp used to be tasked with the rescue, They have been briefed to count on minimum resistance from a few 20 to 30 frivolously armed fishermen defense force, What they discovered was once among four hundred and six hundred Khmer Rouge wrestle veterans with heavy guns in entrenched and fortified positions, laid low with incomplete and faulty intelligence and hindered via a micro-managed command and keep watch over constitution that prolonged the entire strategy to the Oval workplace, the Marines held out for 14 hours opposed to a drastically more advantageous and more matured enemy in a struggle they dare no longer lose, Getting at the island used to be amazing, Getting off the island used to be a miracle, because of that 14 hour conflict, 4 Air Crosses and a army pass have been offered, forty-one U.S, servicemen misplaced their lives and 3 Marines have been left in the back of and, the United States regained a small little bit of luster to a name tarnished by means of its withdrawal from Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as a entire narrative of the making plans and the conflict itself, the ebook will include over 30 first individual bills through Koh Tang veterans and unpublished images taken by means of veterans whereas engaged with the enemy, The appendices will comprise verbatim mins of NSC discussions and judgements in regards to the technique and strategies to be conducted by way of neighborhood commanders, U.S. Marine Corps submit motion and Investigative reviews and the most recent details as of December 2009) on what occurred to the 3 Marines that have been left at the back of.
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