Terms of Enlistment

Terms of Enlistment Author Marko Kloos
ISBN-10 1477809783
Year 2014
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher 47 North
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The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements: You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that good food and decent health care come at a steep price.

Lines of Departure

Lines of Departure Author Marko Kloos
ISBN-10 1477817409
Year 2014-01-28
Pages 315
Language en
Publisher 47North
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Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is North American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go.

Fields of Fire

Fields of Fire Author Marko Kloos
ISBN-10 1503940713
Year 2017-02-28
Pages
Language en
Publisher 47north
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The time has come to take the fight to the Lankies. Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now. Once again, seasoned veterans Andrew and Halley find themselves in charge of green troops and at the sharp tip of the spear as the combined military might of Earth goes up against the Lankies. But if there's one constant in war, it's that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy...and the Lankies want to hold on to Mars as badly as humanity wants to reclaim it.

Chains of Command

Chains of Command Author Marko Kloos
ISBN-10 1503950328
Year 2016-04-19
Pages
Language en
Publisher 47North
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The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers--all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds. Knowing Earth's uneasy respite won't last, the North American Commonwealth and its Sino-Russian allies hurtle toward two dangerous options: hit the Lanky forces on Mars or go after deserters who stole a fleet of invaluable warships critical to winning the war. Assigned to a small special ops recon mission to scout out the renegades' stronghold on a distant moon, Grayson and his wife, dropship pilot Halley, again find themselves headed for the crucible of combat--and a shattering new campaign in the war for humanity's future.

Angles of Attack

Angles of Attack Author Peter Hunt
ISBN-10 WISC:89084922509
Year 2002
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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The pilot of a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder offers a compelling, firsthand account of Desert Storm from the perspective of his missions in the air over the Persian Gulf. Original.

Frontlines

Frontlines Author Marko Kloos
ISBN-10 1503938115
Year 2016-09-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher Jet City Comics
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Collecting comic book issues #1-4, this GRAPHIC NOVEL tells a brand-new story in Marko Kloos's FRONTLINES universe. From acclaimed writer Ivan Brandon ("Drifter," "Viking"), this four-issue comic book series features a new stand-alone story set within the action-packed military sci-fi world of Marko Kloos s bestselling Frontlines novels. Includes stunning artwork from Gary Erskine ("Star Wars," "Dan Dare," "Doctor Who," "Judge Dredd"). Colonel Soraya Yamin, commander of the battle-ravaged space control cruiser "Phalanx," engages the Lankies, a merciless alien species, in an apocalyptic assault over Mars. The Lankies, who have outgunned, outmaneuvered, and outfought humanity at every turn, have been menacing Earth s colonies. But now they re suddenly in our solar system, decimating the NACS fleet and swarming toward Earth itself. Facing insurmountable odds, Soraya must make a fateful choice between her sworn duty and the loved ones she desperately wants to protect."

Front Lines

Front Lines Author Michael Grant
ISBN-10 9781780316543
Year 2016-01-28
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Egmont UK
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Exclusive Front Lines story, Dead of Night to be 2017 World Book Day book. Just when you thought Michael Grant’s GONE series had taken us to the darkest limits of his imagination, the evil genius of young adult fiction is back to take you to the Front Lines of terror. In the tradition of The Book Thief, Code Name Verity and Between Shades of Gray, Front Lines gives the experience of WWII a new immediacy while playing with the ‘what ifs?’ of history. It’s WWII, but not as you remember it from history lessons! This time the girls aren’t stitching socks for the brave boys at the front. Meet 17-year-old Rio Richlin and her friends Frangie Marr and Rainy Schulterman, three of the newest recruits in the US Armed Forces. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the boys from home as they take on Hitler’s army. In the face of reluctant colonels and sceptical sergeants, the teenage soldier girls must prove their guts, strength, and resourcefulness as soldiers. Rio has grown up in a world where men don’t cry and girls are supposed to care only about ‘money and looks’. But she has always known that there is something wrong with this system and something else in her. Far from home and in the battlefields, Rio discovers exactly who she is and what she can accomplish The first in an exciting new young adult trilogy. Front Lines is the saga of a modern teenage heroine in an alternate past that could only have come from the man who gave us GONE, BZRK and Messenger of Fear. Don't miss Silver Stars, the second book in the Front Lines series. Michael Grant also has a World Book Day book, Dead of Night, which is set in the Front Lines universe and written exclusively for World Book Day 2017. Rio, Frangie and Rainy will delight fans of The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen. But this is a book for anyone who thought they were more! The young adult fiction that Michael Grant is calling his best yet. Praise for GONE: ‘These are exciting, high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up ... This is great fiction.’ Stephen King. Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. He moved in with his wife Katherine after only 24 hours. He has co-authored over 160 books but promises that everything he writes is like nothing you’ve ever read before!

Im Westen Nichts Neues

Im Westen Nichts Neues Author Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN-10 9781134972067
Year 1984-11-15
Pages 296
Language de
Publisher Routledge
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The full German text of Remarque's 1929 novel is accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

Making the Corps

Making the Corps Author Thomas E. Ricks
ISBN-10 9781416544500
Year 2007-07-31
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps, in a tenth anniversary edition that features a new afterword by the author. Reissue. 35,000 first printing.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace Author John Knowles
ISBN-10 9781476777030
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart Author Gary Paulsen
ISBN-10 9780307804242
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Laurel Leaf
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Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War. From the Hardcover edition.

The Red

The Red Author Linda Nagata
ISBN-10 9781481446570
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"Hazard notice: contains military grade profantiy"--Back cover.

League of Denial

League of Denial Author Mark Fainaru-Wada
ISBN-10 9780770437558
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness. League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage. In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research -- a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it – questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.

Cyberstorm

Cyberstorm Author Matthew Mather
ISBN-10 1443432253
Year 2014-01-27
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Canada
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Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyberworld come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

Janissaries

Janissaries Author Jerry Pournelle
ISBN-10 9781618248206
Year 1996-02-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Reluctantly volunteering for a dangerous mission, Captain Rick Galloway and his men are cut off in hostile territory when the CIA pulls out their support, an event that is further complicated when an alien spaceship arrives. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).