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Sky Raiders

By Brandon Mull
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442497025
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: sky-raiders.pdf

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Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms—come and claim it in this start to a new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level. After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts. The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds. And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave. With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.

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  • File Pdf: secret-soldiers-of-the-second-army.pdf

Book Summary:

The book starts out picturing a young man who foolishly wants to go to war where he in vision’s himself receiving all these high class medals for heroism but never once taking into account what it is going to take physically and mentally to get those medals. He’s constantly playing a head game within himself and those that surround him. He like so many other young men of past eras are trying to be something that they’re not and that small initial lie grows into a tremendous reputation that he has to live with and soon regrets that he’s known by such. Come walk with the author and his brothers of the sword through the dark, humid, unforgiving jungles of Vietnam and experience the death, destruction, and mental sacrificial anguish they had to endure. Come see why you fear being alone in the denseness of a jungle or a forest that you have never entered before. Feel the heat of the Asian jungle floor intermixed with the leaches, ants, mosquitoes, snakes and humans searching you out only to destroy you at any cost. You see our author starts out innocently enough but soon finds out that war is not only a physical hardship demanding its pounds of flesh, but also is a horrendous mental agonizing hazard from which there is only one means of escape and/or retreat. That means to an end is death. Yes the author and his brothers of the sword will take their heroic missions and sacrificial allegiances to the grave with them. But, the real tragedy of it all is no one really cares about them in the first place. For they were and still are the “Secret Soldiers of the Second Army” willing to go anywhere, any time, to do the impossible for the ungrateful.

The Republic Pictures Checklist

By Len D. Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476609608
  • Pages : 391
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: the-republic-pictures-checklist.pdf

Book Summary:

Republic Pictures Corporation, began as a motion picture laboratory in 1915. By 1935, Republic had become a studio and released its first movie, Westward Ho! starring a young John Wayne, who would stay with Republic for the next 17 years. Republic would go on to produce highly successful Westerns starring singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers as well as serial adventure series. The studio cranked out so many exciting (not to mention money-making) serials that it became known as “The Thrill Factory.” Occasionally, Republic would produce and distribute “A” features, such as Macbeth and The Quiet Man, but it was the “B” Westerns and adventure serials that they knew best how to produce and market. Until its demise in 1959, Republic fed hungry moviegoers with a steady diet of “B” Westerns, serials, dramas, series pictures and musicals. The Republic Pictures Checklist provides a full listing of Republic releases, with plot synopses, release dates, alternate titles, chapter titles and awards. All of Republic’s output, including documentaries and training films, is included.

Paragaea

By Chris Roberson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pyr
  • Isbn : 1591028094
  • Pages : 399
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 498
  • File Pdf: paragaea.pdf

Book Summary:

Paragaea: A Planetary Romance is the story of Akilina "Leena" Chirikov, who shortly after launching from Star Town in the Soviet Union, finds herself thrown into another dimension, a world of strange science and ancient mystery. There she meets another time-lost person from Earth, Lieutenant Hieronymus Bonaventure of the Royal Navy—who left home to fight the forces of Napoleon and never returned—and his companion, Balam—outlaw prince of the jaguar men. Bonaventure is interested only in adventure and amusement, while Balam only wants distraction until the day he can reclaim his throne. Having little better to do, they agree to help Chirikov find a way home. In the tradition of the planetary romances of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett, Paragaea is in fact a "hard" science fiction adventure, grounded in the latest thinking in the fields of theoretical physics, artificial intelligence, genetics, and more. There is a rigorously rational explanation behind all of the unearthly elements, with most of the "magic" the protagonist encounters being the products of a forgotten, transhuman, post-singularity culture that has long since disappeared. Chirikov, a strictly rational Soviet cosmonaut, interprets these as best she can, using the framework of early 1960s science. Being a dutiful Soviet, she wants only to return home to Earth, to inform her superiors about what she has discovered. But she soon finds herself developing ties to her companion Bonaventure that make her wonder whether she really wants to go home at all.

Taking Fire

By Kevin O'Rourke,Joe Peters
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Isbn : 1612001386
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 142
  • File Pdf: taking-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

This gripping chronicle of an aerial rescue during the Vietnam War offers a vivid example of the heroism of US Air Force pararescue jumpers. In June of 1972, Capt. Lynn Aikman was returning from a bombing mission over North Vietnam when his F-4 Phantom was shot down. He and his backseater Tom Hanton ejected from their aircraft, but Hanton landed near a village and was quickly captured. Badly injured during the ejection, Aikman landed some distance from the village, making it possible for an American aerial rescue team to reach him before the enemy. Drifting in and out of consciousness, Aikman saw his guardian angel in the sky: USAF Pararescue Jumper Chuck McGrath. But as Sgt. McGrath prepared to hook the Aikman to a hoist line, hostile fire on the rescue helicopter damaged the hoist mechanism. As A-1 Skyraiders kept an enemy militia away from Aikman and McGrath, the helicopter crew scrambled to come up with a plan. More than a chronicle of the events of June 27, 1972, Taking Fire provides an up-close look at the little-known world of the US Air Force’s elite aerial rescue force.

A Year in the Life of a Vietnam Adviser

By Edward Bowman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1543408060
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 596
  • File Pdf: a-year-in-the-life-of-a-vietnam-adviser.pdf

Book Summary:

During 1965-66, the first great buildup of American military commenced. The number of enemy contact incidents increased, as did the number of casualties. The ARVN were stretched to the limit, with the training of its junior officers limited. Special Forces units in remote areas recruited and trained the local hill people, referring to them as the Popular Forces. Brutalities such as torture and executions by sections of troops from both sides were not unusual.

The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee

By Elinor Teele
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 006234515X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 391
  • File Pdf: the-treasure-of-mad-doc-magee.pdf

Book Summary:

A rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold, from Elinor Teele, the acclaimed author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin. The small, run-down town of Eden is the only place Jenny Burns has ever called home. The roots of the trees are in her bones, the air of the mountains is in her breath, the lakes and rivers are in her blood. And that’s why, when her father loses his job and tells Jenny that they may have to move on from Eden, she knows she can’t let that happen. The fever of New Zealand’s gold rush still runs in the veins of Eden, and everyone knows the legend of Doc Magee: how he found the largest gold nugget anyone had ever seen and hid it somewhere in the hills before he disappeared. Jenny and her best friend, Pandora, know that if they can find the gold, it’ll solve all their problems. But the way is fraught with mysteries, riddles, and danger—and those are just the threats they know about. Before her quest is over, Jenny will have to face challenges from within as well as from without.

Don't Mean Nothin'

By Col. C.H. Williamson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 1481703102
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 307
  • File Pdf: don-t-mean-nothin.pdf

Book Summary:

Fasten your seat belt, lock and load, and get ready to read about the most secret unit of the Vietnam War. Discover why and how it was formed, how it planned and conducted its actual operations, and how both its US and indigenous elements fought and died in a covert war that never made the headlines because their actions and employment locations were too classified. Get an insiders look into the most sensitive and classified operation of the entire Vietnam War; a covert raid into mainland China; a Top Secret mission that never came to light, either during or after that conflict! Find out who authorized it and why, and discover how it was planned and executed; and why China never acknowledged that it actually happened. Tag along with a Green Beret Team as they recruit and train 350 Nung Chinese mercenaries to successfully conduct it, and defying off the chart odds when they actually accomplish it! Lastly, uncover why the raid itself was essential in preventing a major escalation of the War; one so dangerous it threatened all of Southeast Asia. And discover why its success prevented a superpower confrontation where all options, including the nuclear one, were on the table!