All Hands Down

All Hands Down

Author: Kenneth Sewell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439104545

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 699

Describes the events preceding and during the mysterious sinking of a United States submarine in 1968, using interviews and recent evidence to determine the act was a retaliation by the Soviet Union for a similar attack.

War Air Cavalry Style

War Air Cavalry Style

Author: LTC USA Bert Chole

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796062151

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 259

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) John B. Stockton and Staff Sergeant (SSG) Bert Chole reported to Fort Benning on two separate missions, unknown to each other, but whose destinies would ultimately lead to the former taking the 1st Squadron 9th Air Cavalry to Vietnam and the later to bring the Squadron back from Vietnam. This is story about the 1st Squadron 9th (Air) Cavalry leading up to its deployment to Vietnam and the five years, nine months and nine days of service in Vietnam.

Corker's Freedom

Corker's Freedom

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307794321

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 787

First published thirty years ago, John Berger's tender and bittersweet novel is a book of dreams: dreams of freedom and romance, dreams that intoxicate and redeem, dreams that have the power to exalt their dreamers or dash them against hard truth. It is the unforgettable, often comical portrait of a dreamer, one William Corker, the genteel proprietor of a London employment agency, who, in his sixty-third year, has just moved out of the house he shared with his overbearing sister. As Corker takes his first steps into a life of passions, Berger creates a character of astonishing depth and liveliness—a man whose fantasies and ambitions are at once splendid and tragic.

Power of Communication,The

Power of Communication,The

Author: Helio Fred Garcia

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132888875

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 405

Communication is the absolutely indispensable leadership discipline. But, too often, leaders and professional communicators get mired in tactics, and fail to influence public attitudes in the ways that would help them the most. The Power of Communication builds on the U.S. Marine Corps' legendary publication Warfighting, showing how to apply the Corps' proven leadership and strategy doctrine to all forms of public communication — and achieve truly extraordinary results. World-renowned leadership communications expert, consultant, and speaker Helio Fred Garcia reveals how to orient on audiences, recognizing their centers of gravity and most critical concerns. You'll learn how to integrate and succeed with all three levels of communication: strategic, operational, and tactical. Garcia shows how to take the initiative and control the agenda… respond to events with speed and focus… use the power of maneuver… prepare and plan… and put it all together, becoming a "habitually strategic" communicator.

The Brothers' Jolly

The Brothers' Jolly

Author: Kenneth E. Watkins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504993654

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 218

The story deals with the birth of an illegitimate child who is slightly deformed with a curvature of the spine. The Father,Eduard Jolly a wealthy trader, refuses to accept the child and buys off the mother with ten sovereigns, heartbroken the mother moves to her sister in Manchester. Within a year Eduard Jolly snr. marries and sires another son who is christened William. The illegitimate son is christened Eduard Jolly, in the hope that in later life he may glean an inheritance. He is seven years old when his mother dies and he is sent to an orphanage. William grows up with all of the home comforts until the age of twelve years when he is accepted by the navy as a mid-shipman. Each boy suffers the strict regime they have been cast into. At the age of sixteen Eduard jnr. is a strong as any man, he falls foul of a master whom he crushes in his muscular arms and runs away to seek refuge in his aunt’s and uncle’s house. A fair comes to town and he is hired by a showman to act as a strong man. William is sent ashore in charge of a press gang to secure men. He returns to the ship with three weak and emaciated men. This causes the captain of the ship to devise a method in which William and a petty officer are sent ashore acting as though they have jumped ship to discover where the men of the village hide when the press is on shore. William becomes enamoured of Grace Fellows, landlady of the Flowing Well Inn. He and the petty officer are engaged by her to work at the inn. The petty officer is murdered by Gypsies and William absconds from the navy. The brothers lead their lives as they see fit and it is only when Eduard jnr , at the age of twenty one, goes in search of solicitors for a possible inheritance, only to discover that he has a brother two years his junior. and eventually the brother’s meet.

Recollections of Past Days

Recollections of Past Days

Author: Sandra Ailey Petree

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457180866

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 173

For visitors to the Martin's Cove historic site in Wyoming, Patience Loader has become an icon of the disastrous winter entrapment of the Martin and Willie handcart companies. Her record of those events is important, but there is much else of interest in her autobiography. In fact, it is a bit unusual that someone such as her would have left such an engaging record of her life. The daughter of an English gardener, Patience Loader became a boarding house servant, domestic maid, and seamstress. Converted to Mormonism, she shipped with her parents to America. They joined the ill-fated Martin company, which because of poor planning and a late start west, was caught poorly prepared by severe high plains snowstorms in October and November 1856. The combined fatalities of the Martin and Willie companies made this the worst disaster in the history of overland travel. Patience's father was one of those who died. After reaching Utah, Patience took the unusual step for a Mormon of marrying a soldier, John Rozsa, stationed at Camp Floyd. The troops there had made up the Utah Expedition, sent to ensure federal authority over the Mormons. Rozsa was a Hungarian immigrant and Mormon convert. When the Utah troops were recalled for the Civil War, Patience accompanied her husband, as an army laundress, to Washington, D.C., running a boarding house while Rozsa fought. After the war, he died at Fort Leavenworth of consumption, and Patience returned alone to Utah, where she became a cook at a mining camp in American Fork Canyon. Her autobiography ends there in 1872, though she lived till 1922.

The Greatest Action Books - Ballantyne Edition

The Greatest Action Books - Ballantyne Edition

Author: R. M. Ballantyne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066385705

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 14649

View: 984

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique action & adventure collection with sea adventure novels, western classics, historical thrillers, treasure hunt tales, war stories. Table of Contents: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Six Months at the Cape Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making