Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2012-01-10 ISBN :1101576170 Pages :336 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (11 users)
Download or read book Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor written by Dick Couch and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-01-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Navy SEALs have been fighting terrorists around the world for over a decade. And for all that time, the Bandito Platoon SEALS from SEAL Team Seven have been on continuous combat rotation. Now they have drawn a shipboard assignment off Central America—an easy day. But for a Navy SEAL, the only easy day was yesterday. In a powerful story of global anti-terrorism inspired by real life missions, Act of Valor combines stunning combat scenes, up-to-the minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes you deep into the secretive world of today’s most elite, highly trained group of warriors. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the United States, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitments to country, team, and their families back home. But each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border—where they engage in an epic firefight with potentially unimaginable consequences for America…
Publisher :St. Martin's Griffin Release Date :2017-05-30 ISBN :1250026881 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (25 users)
Download or read book Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Dark Zone written by Jeff Rovin and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine Douglas Flannery meets with an old friend and former spy near New York’s South Street Seaport. She is seeking his help to thwart a Russian plan to overrun her native Ukraine, but those for whom she is working propose an infinitely more dangerous scheme, one that could draw in NATO forces and possibly ignite World War III. Moments later, as she jogs along the East River, her throat is slashed. Within hours, Op-Center learns of the killing and alarm bells go off. Director Chase Williams and his team have been following events as both Ukraine, her NATO allies, and Russia rapidly deploy forces in a dangerous game of brinksmanship. But the secret that Flannery has learned threatens to take the looming battle to a whole new and very lethal level. Using cutting edge techniques of cyber warfare and spycraft, Op-Center must respond to the rapidly unfolding crisis before the U.S. is forced to take sides in a conflict that could change history.
Publisher :St. Martin's Griffin Release Date :2015-05-05 ISBN :1250026857 Pages :368 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (25 users)
Download or read book Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Into the Fire written by Dick Couch and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2015-05-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tensions flare in Northwest Asia and Op-Center races to prevent World War III in this chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller from the authors of the USA Today bestseller Out of the Ashes. When a team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion that could shake the balance of world powers. Meanwhile, a U.S. naval combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise off the shore of South Korea, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured. The crew takes refuge on a tiny island, trapped dangerously between the grounded ship and a fleet of hostile North Korean soldiers. Op-Center intelligence discovers a secret alliance behind the attack—a pact between China and North Korea that guarantees China total control of a vast oil reserve found beneath the Yellow Sea. As both sides marshal their forces for a major confrontation at sea, Chase Williams and his Op-Center organization devise a plan to secretly spirit the American crew from the island and out from under North Korean control. But the North Koreans are not finished. In a desperate gamble, they unleash a terrorist cell on the American homeland. Only Op-Center can uncover their plan and stop it in time to prevent a major catastrophe that could lead to all-out war.
Publisher :St. Martin's Griffin Release Date :2016-08-02 ISBN :1250026865 Pages :368 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (25 users)
Download or read book Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth written by George Galdorisi and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2016-08-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: General Bob Underwood is en route to Syria when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. His bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later, the president and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIS leader—broadcast live on the Al Jazeera television network. The world is stunned by the bloody scene, but even more so that this supposedly loose-knit terrorist organization was able to orchestrate a lethal attack on the world’s most powerful military. American forces goes into high gear on land and sea to retaliate. But when the ISIS leader's son is killed in an American bombing raid, his rage knows no bounds, and he determines to wreak vengeance on the American homeland itself. Now it’s up to Op-Center to assemble its strike force, domestic and abroad, to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy—while the fate of the world hangs in the balance...
Publisher :St. Martin's Griffin Release Date :2014-05-20 ISBN :1250026822 Pages :400 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (25 users)
Download or read book Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Out of the Ashes written by Dick Couch and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2014-05-20 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times bestseller! Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times bestselling authors of Tom Clancy's ACT OF VALOR and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario. Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger. But when terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country leaving men, women and children dead or mutilated, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center-an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high tech crises of the 21st Century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi Prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the America homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?
Publisher :Univ of California Press Release Date :2017-02-28 ISBN :0520282337 Pages :314 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (52 users)
Download or read book Hymns for the Fallen written by Todd Decker and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2017-02-28 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book describes in detail how music and sound function as a constituent part of the prestige combat film's larger work of memorialization in the cultural realm of commercial cinema. As Rikke Schubart and Anne Gjelsvik note, historians must deal with 'the complexity of history, war, heroism, patriotism, memory, and the process of their representation.' Hymns for the Fallen traces an expressive sonic continuity in this 'process of representation' for serious war films. The three elements of the soundtrack--dialogue, sound effects, music--are treated in detail in the chapters which follow, although music proves to be of particular interest."--Site de l'éditeur.
Publisher :St. Martin's Press Release Date :2018-10-16 ISBN :1250094410 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (25 users)
Download or read book When the Killer Man Comes written by Paul Martinez and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The thrilling combat memoir by special operations sniper Paul Martinez, who spent seven years in Special Operations and was a sniper assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion. America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan. It was never going to be easy. There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country. If the United States withdrew from Afghanistan with these terrorists and their networks still intact, they could quickly take over the country and undo all the gains that we made. These terrorists needed to be eliminated, and there was only one force to do it—the Rangers. The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible. Paul Martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed “Team Merrill,” after the Marauders of World War II fame. Martinez and his fellow Rangers faced near-impossible odds taking on an enemy who knew they were coming and who employed every conceivable tactic to kill these Rangers. In When the Killer Man Comes, Martinez tells the harrowing true story of how he and his team hunted America's enemies in an operation that would have repercussions that are still felt today.
Publisher :Naval Institute Press Release Date :2012-05-15 ISBN :1612511279 Pages :246 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (612 users)
Download or read book The Kissing Sailor written by Lawrence Verria and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2012-05-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On August 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, minutes after they heard of Japan’s surrender to the United States. Two weeks later LIFE magazine published that image. It became one of the most famous WWII photographs in history (and the most celebrated photograph ever published in the world’s dominant photo-journal), a cherished reminder of what it felt like for the war to finally be over. Everyone who saw the picture wanted to know more about the nurse and sailor, but Eisenstaedt had no information and a search for the mysterious couple’s identity took on a dimension of its own. In 1979 Eisenstaedt thought he had found the long lost nurse. And as far as almost everyone could determine, he had. For the next thirty years Edith Shain was known as the woman in the photo of V-J Day, 1945, Times Square. In 1980 LIFE attempted to determine the sailor’s identity. Many aging warriors stepped forward with claims, and experts weighed in to support one candidate over another. Chaos ensued. For almost two decades Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi were intrigued by the controversy surrounding the identity of the two principals in Eisenstaedt’s most famous photograph and collected evidence that began to shed light on this mystery. Unraveling years of misinformation and controversy, their findings propelled one claimant’s case far ahead of the others and, at the same time, dethroned the supposed kissed nurse when another candidate’s claim proved more credible. With this book, the authors solve the 67-year-old mystery by providing irrefutable proof to identify the couple in Eisenstaedt’s photo. It is the first time the whole truth behind the celebrated picture has been revealed. The authors also bring to light the couple’s and the photographer’s brushes with death that nearly prevented their famous spontaneous Times Square meeting in the first place. The sailor, part of Bull Halsey’s famous task force, survived the deadly typhoon that took the lives of hundreds of other sailors. The nurse, an Austrian Jew who lost her mother and father in the Holocaust, barely managed to escape to the United States. Eisenstaedt, a World War I German soldier, was nearly killed at Flanders.
Publisher : Release Date :2020-12-07 ISBN :9781640621237 Pages :380 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (621 users)
Download or read book Fire and Ice written by George Galdorisi and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-07 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fire and Ice is a gripping thriller focused on the political military tensions created by a modern-day Russia at its most vindictive worst. Vladimir Putin emerges as the central character who uses the fulcrum of Belarus to threaten western Europe through a series of lethal and effective attacks on US and European energy sources. Fire and Ice poses the plausible and highly realistic question, can he and his rogue nation be thwarted through the combined efforts of EU and US military and political might?
Publisher :Braveship Books Release Date :2018-07-24 ISBN :9781640620551 Pages :416 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (62 users)
Download or read book For Duty and Honor written by George Galdorisi and published by Braveship Books. This book was released on 2018-07-24 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THERE IS DUTY. THERE IS JUSTICE. AND THEN THERE IS VENGEANCE... A vicious terrorist attack leaves nearly seventy U.S. sailors dead, and the entire United States Navy looking for answers. In the volatile waters of the Arabian Gulf, the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group - under the command of Admiral Heater Robinson - stands ready to unleash the full fury of a nuclear aircraft carrier against America's enemies. When it becomes clear that the government has no intention of punishing the murderers, Robinson decides to take justice into his own hands, no matter what the cost. As a storm of terror descends upon the United States, CIA operative and U.S. Navy SEAL Rick Holden faces a moral dilemma of his own. The military elite in Washington have chosen Holden to halt the cycle of madness. His orders: assassinate the strike group's commander, Admiral Heater Robinson.
Publisher :Braveship Books Release Date :2017-06-21 ISBN :9781640620056 Pages :476 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (62 users)
Download or read book The Coronado Conspiracy written by George Galdorisi and published by Braveship Books. This book was released on 2017-06-21 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE WAR AMERICA CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE... Off the shore of Costa Rica, the Navy command ship USS Coronado launches an all-out assault against one of the most powerful drug lords in Central America. The strike force is in position; the Blackhawks are armed and airborne, and the high-tech fist of the U.S. military is poised to come down like a sledgehammer. Everything is going according to plan until the quiet jungle erupts in a chaos of blood, shrapnel, and fire. When CIA Operative Rick Holden and Naval Intelligence Officer Laura Peters begin investigating the circumstances of the ambush, they uncover something much more sinister than a failed military operation. There's a conspiracy at the very heart of the American government. And bringing down the President of the United States is only the first step...
Publisher :US Naval Institute Press Release Date :2012 ISBN :9781612510781 Pages :0 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (51 users)
Download or read book The Kissing Sailor written by Lawrence Verria and published by US Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "It's an iconic image, a sailor kissing a nurse in New York City's Times Square. Photographed on August 14, 1945, by legendary photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life, it captures a historic moment, the end of WWII. It's a safe bet that most of the book's potential readers have seen the photograph, but who are the people in it? That's the mystery Verria and Galdorisi attempt to solve in this fascinating piece of detective work"--Booklist.
Publisher :University of Alabama Press Release Date :2021-07-06 ISBN :0817320997 Pages :287 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (817 users)
Download or read book Valor and Courage written by Benjamin J. Hruska and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2021-07-06 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recounts the stories of the USS Block Island CVE 21 and CVE 106 and their crews, many of whom served on both ships in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres
Publisher :St. Martin's Press Release Date :2010-09-14 ISBN :9781429988919 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (988 users)
Download or read book Uncommon Valor written by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2010-09-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating look at six of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions "above and beyond the call of duty." Six of the eight were young men who had fought in the current war in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both. All of these medals were awarded posthumously, as all had made the choice to give their lives so that their comrades might live. Uncommon Valor answers the searing question of who these six young soldiers were, and dramatically details how they found themselves in life-or-death situations, and why they responded as they did. For the first time, this book also provides a comprehensive history of the Medal of Honor itself—one marred by controversies, scandals, and theft. Using an extraordinary range of sources, including interviews with family members and friends, teammates and superiors in the military, personal letters, blogs posted within hours of events, personal and official videos and newly declassified documents, Uncommon Valor is a compelling and important work that recounts incredible acts of heroism and lays bare the ultimate sacrifice of our bravest soldiers.