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V2 Book by Robert Harris

V2 Book
  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0735275181

Summary: The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Munich and Fatherland. "The first rocket will hit London in five minutes. You have six minutes to stop the second." Rudi Graf has dreamt since childhood of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, along with his friend Werner von Braun, he has helped create the world's most sophisticated weapon--the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound. In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat, Hitler orders 10,000 to be built. Now, in the winter of 1944, Graf finds himself in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland. Haunted and disillusioned, he's tasked with firing the V2s at London. Nobody understands the volatile, deadly machine better than he does. Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the WAAF. She has experienced at first-hand the horror of a V2 strike. As the rockets rain down, she joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly-liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, the hope is that Kay and her colleagues can locate and destroy the launch sites. But at this stage in the war it's hard to know who, if anyone, you can trust. For every action on one side, there is an equal and opposite reaction on the other. As the death toll soars, the separate stories of Graf and Kay ricochet off one another, until in a final explosion of violence their destinies are forced together.

Munich Book by Robert Harris

Munich Book
  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0735273537

Summary: September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain’s plane judders across the Channel and the Fürher’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries, Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich together six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

Silver Wings, Iron Cross Book by Tom Young

Silver Wings, Iron Cross Book
  • Author : Tom Young
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1496730453

Summary: From air combat veteran Tom Young comes the explosive saga of two enemy combatants—an American pilot and German U-boat officer —united by fate in an epic fight for survival . . . World War II Lieutenant Karl Hagan earned his wings the hard way. But when his plane is shot down behind enemy lines, he’s forced to make the hardest decision of his life: trusting the enemy. Oberleutnant Wilhelm Albrecht wore his Iron Cross with pride. But when his U-boat is attacked in a devastating air raid, he abandons ship and finds an unlikely ally: the pilot who bombed him. From the smoke-filled skies over Europe to the fire-blasted waters of a Nazi naval base to the battle-scarred German countryside, the American and the German must form an uneasy truce if they hope to survive. It is November of 1944. The tides of war have turned. Allies have taken back France, and German troops have retreated. But for Karl and Wilhelm, the war is far from over. Both must be prepared to lie for the other, fight for the other, or die with the other. But their short-lived alliance won’t truly be put to the test until they reach the end of the line—inside a POW camp . . . Thrillingly tense, blisteringly authentic, and emotionally powerful, Silver Wings, Iron Cross is an unforgettable novel of World War II that’s sure to become a classic in the field. PRAISE FOR TOM YOUNG “One of the most exciting new thriller talents in years!” —Vince Flynn “Gripping and impressively authentic.” —Frederick Forsyth “Courage and honor in the face of the enemy have not been so brilliantly portrayed since the great novels of the Second World War.” —Jack Higgins “A gusty, gritty thriller told only as one who’s been there and done that could write it. . . . [a] terrific new writer.” —W.E.B. Griffin “Like Tom Clancy, Young has an eye for detail about military equipment, operations, and thinking that will ring true with any veteran.” —General Chuck Horner, USAF (RET.), former Commander, U.S. Central Command Air Forces “A page-turner that might’ve been torn from today’s headlines. . . . engrossing, enlightening, and extremely entertaining.” —Doug Stanton “Young has a gift for allowing the reader to experience the emotional aspect of being a soldier. . . . Military-thriller fans should make Young’s work an essential addition to their reading lists.” —Booklist (starred review)

Gravity's Rainbow Book by Thomas Pynchon

Gravity's Rainbow Book
  • Author : Thomas Pynchon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN Code: 1101594659

Summary: Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

Spearhead Book by Adam Makos

Spearhead Book
  • Author : Adam Makos
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0804176736

Summary: THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, LOS ANGELES TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER “A band of brothers in an American tank . . . Makos drops the reader back into the Pershing’s turret and dials up a battle scene to rival the peak moments of Fury.” —The Wall Street Journal From the author of the international bestseller A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel—and forge an enduring bond with his enemy. When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner’s seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He’s a natural-born shooter. At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division—“Spearhead”—thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit. After Clarence sees his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, he and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art “super tank,” one of twenty in the European theater. But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: Now they will spearhead every attack. That’s how Clarence, the corporal from coal country, finds himself leading the U.S. Army into its largest urban battle of the European war, the fight for Cologne, the “Fortress City” of Germany. Battling through the ruins, Clarence will engage the fearsome Panther in a duel immortalized by an army cameraman. And he will square off with Gustav Schaefer, a teenager behind the trigger in a Panzer IV tank, whose crew has been sent on a suicide mission to stop the Americans. As Clarence and Gustav trade fire down a long boulevard, they are taken by surprise by a tragic mistake of war. What happens next will haunt Clarence to the modern day, drawing him back to Cologne to do the unthinkable: to face his enemy, one last time. Praise for Spearhead “A detailed, gripping account . . . the remarkable story of two tank crewmen, from opposite sides of the conflict, who endure the grisly nature of tank warfare.” —USA Today (four out of four stars) “Strong and dramatic . . . Makos established himself as a meticulous researcher who’s equally adept at spinning a good old-fashioned yarn. . . . For a World War II aficionado, it will read like a dream.” —Associated Press

Hot Blooded Book by Lisa Jackson

Hot Blooded Book
  • Author : Lisa Jackson
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2015-02-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 1420138472

Summary: First One Dead Body. . . A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two? Then Another. . . A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious claiming to be a woman from her past--a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should. . . .And Another Somebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die. . .

Transcription Book by Kate Atkinson

Transcription Book
  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0385691548

Summary: A Penguin Book Club Pick From the bestselling author of Life After Life, a new novel that explores the repercussions of one young woman's espionage work during World War II. In 1940, eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit, and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

On the Horizon Book by Lois Lowry

On the Horizon Book
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN Code: 0358129389

Summary: From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. Kenard Pak’s stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.

The Atlas of Forgotten Places Book by Jenny D. Williams

The Atlas of Forgotten Places Book
  • Author : Jenny D. Williams
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1250122945

Summary: From author Jenny D. Williams, a fresh new voice in fiction, comes her stunning debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo, it is a story of two women from different worlds, bound in a quest to save their loved ones. “Every page of The Atlas of Forgotten Places resonates with an intimate knowledge of life in ‘Africa’...the impossible beauty of the landscape, the depths of sorrows carried by ordinary citizens, the miraculous melding of violence and personal grace. Jenny D. Williams has written that rare thing: a page-turning adventure story that simultaneously goes deep into the heart of what it is to be human and present.” —Malla Nunn, award-winning screenwriter and author of A Beautiful Place to Die, Silent Valley, and Present Darkness After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has retreated to her native Germany for a quieter life. But when her American niece Lily disappears while volunteering in Uganda, Sabine must return to places and memories she once thought buried in order to find her. In Uganda, Rose Akulu -- haunted by a troubled past with the Lord’s Resistance Army and a family torn apart by war -- is distressed when her lover Ocen vanishes without a trace. Side by side, Sabine and Rose must unravel the tangled threads that tie Lily and Ocen’s lives together—ultimately discovering that the truth of their loved ones’ disappearance is inescapably entwined to the secrets the two women carry. The Atlas of Forgotten Places is a book that delves deep into the heart of compassion and redemption. It spans geographies and generations to lay bare the stories that connect us all.

Barely Functional Adult Book by Meichi Ng

Barely Functional Adult Book
  • Author : Meichi Ng
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0062945602

Summary: A Hardcover Original From the creator of Barely Functional Adult, a painfully relatable webcomic with over 125k followers on Instagram, comes a hilariously poignant collection of beautifully illustrated short stories that chronicle the ever-evolving perspectives of your twenties on work, therapy, identity, heartbreak, friendship, and more. Wielding her trademark balance of artful humor, levity, and heartbreaking introspection, Meichi Ng’s indisputably relatable collection of short stories holds a mirror to our past, present, and future selves. Featuring a swaddled, gender-neutral, Barely Functional Adult as its protagonist, who says all the things we think but cannot say, this book is equal parts humorous and heartbreaking as it spans a spectrum of topics including imposter syndrome, therapy, friendships, first loves, letting go of exes, and just trying to find your purpose in the world. Prepare to excitedly shove this book in your friend’s face with little decorum as you shout, “THIS IS SO US!” In this beautiful, four-color collection compiled completely of never-before-seen content, Meichi perfectly captures the best and worst of us in every short story, allowing us to weep with pleasure at our own fallibility. Hilarious, relatable, and heart-wrenchingly honest, This Book Is a Time Machine will have you laughing and crying in the same breath, and taking solace in the fact that we’re anything but alone in this world.

The Fear Index Book by Robert Harris

The Fear Index Book
  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1409039129

Summary: Meet Alex Hoffmann: among the secretive inner circle of the ultra-rich, he is something of a legend. Based in Geneva, he has developed a revolutionary system that has the power to manipulate financial markets. Generating billions of dollars, it is a system that thrives on panic - and feeds on fear. And then, in the early hours of one morning, while he lies asleep, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside home. So begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence as Hoffmann attempts - with increasing desperation - to discover who is trying to destroy him - before it's too late ...

The Rocket and the Reich Book by Michael J. Neufeld

The Rocket and the Reich Book
  • Author : Michael J. Neufeld
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1588344665

Summary: WINNER OF THE DEXTER PRIZE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY Launched by the Third Reich in late 1944, the first ballistic missile, the V-2, fell on London, Paris, and Antwerp after covering nearly two hundred miles in five minutes. It was a stunning achievement, one that heralded a new age of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. Michael J. Neufeld gives the first comprehensive and accurate account of the story behind one of the greatest engineering feats of World War II. At a time when rockets were minor battlefield weapons, Germany ushered in a new form of warfare that would bequeath a long legacy of terror to the Cold War, as well as the means to go into space. Both the US and USSR's rocket programs had their origins in the Nazi state.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 Book by Julia Child,Louisette Bertholle,Simone Beck

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 Book
  • Author : Julia Child,Louisette Bertholle,Simone Beck
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 684
  • ISBN Code: 0307958175

Summary: For over fifty years, this New York Times bestseller has been the definitive cookbook on French cuisine for American readers. It deserves a place of honor in every kitchen. Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine. Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes—from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. “Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term ‘haute cuisine.’ She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining." —Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

Walden Two Book by B. F. Skinner

Walden Two Book
  • Author : B. F. Skinner
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-07-15
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1603840362

Summary: A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

Eyes for the Allies: A Novel of World War II Espionage in Eastern France Book by Chris Santner

Eyes for the Allies: A Novel of World War II Espionage in Eastern France Book
  • Author : Chris Santner
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 168470216X

Summary: Set in the rural French farmland and forest west of Verdun, this World War II story is filled with intrigue, action, and romance. Alphonse DeBoy and his three grandchildren—Aurélie, Josette, and Luc—have been supplying food to their American visitor, Maj. Mark Dornier, for close to a year from their farm just outside Les Petites Islettes east of Verdun. Dornier parachuted into the Forêt Domaniale de Lachalade in October 1943, and he’s been living at a World War I French artillery camp. He’s waiting for a second British officer, Lt. Alex Ryder, to join him. Ryder is in love with a secretary, Polly Berson, who is really a captain in the SOE. She also happens to be the cousin of Aurélie, Josette and Luc. To complicate things further, Josette and Aurélie develop feelings for Dornier. As Dornier gathers information on German defensive positions, the Nazis have developed several weapons to slow down the Allies when they invade, leaving it to the SOE and its operatives to gather intelligence on the weapons.

Postmodern Paradigm and Salman Rushdie’S Fiction Book by Dr Shaikh Suhel Samad

Postmodern Paradigm and Salman Rushdie’S Fiction Book
  • Author : Dr Shaikh Suhel Samad
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-02
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN Code: 1482885255

Summary: The book highlights postmodern fiction and more so Rushdies fiction, which is concerned with: 1. A preoccupation with viability of systems and representations 2. The decentring of the subject and the inscription of multiple fictive selves 3. Narrative fragmentation, narrative reflexivity, and narratives which double-back on their own presuppositions 4. An open-ended play with formal divides challenging the presuppositions of literary realism 5. Abolition of the cultural divide between high and popular forms of culture, embracing all in a mlange 6. The displacement of the real by simulacra in Baudrillardian sense 7. Incredulity toward the metanarratives as Lyotard puts it

Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II Book by P. Crosthwaite

Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II Book
  • Author : P. Crosthwaite
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-01-29
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN Code: 0230594727

Summary: The first sustained study of the relationship between Anglo-American postmodernist fiction and the Second World War, Crosthwaite demonstrates that postmodernism has not abandoned history but has rather reformulated it in terms of trauma that is traceable, time and again, to the catastrophes of the 1940s.

A Columbus of Space Book by Garrett Serviss

A Columbus of Space Book
  • Author : Garrett Serviss
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 1625790171

Summary: Includes an Afterword by Rob GodwinNow with an Historical Essay by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó One of the earliest science fiction novels to feature an atomic-powered spacecraft, Garrett Serviss' 1894 classic describes a thrilling trip to Venus, where his astronauts face both danger and romance. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

A Study Guide for "Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature" Book by Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN Code: 1410357376

Summary: A Study Guide for "Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.

Rocket States: Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination Book by Fabienne Collignon

Rocket States: Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination Book
  • Author : Fabienne Collignon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1623569427

Summary: Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual and visual analysis of the correlations between land and weaponry, set firmly within its political and cultural contexts-with its unique analytical approach. The book offers a synthesis between history, theories of technology, theories of space, popular culture, literary study and military science. It illuminates a variety of literary texts from key writers and thinkers such as Pynchon, Stephen King, Norman Mailer, and Tom Wolfe, while also invoking figures like Nikola Tesla, James Webb, Batman and Ronald Reagan. Organised topographically, according to how missile technology manifests itself differently in particular locations, Rocket States's geographical targets are Colorado, Kansas, Cape Canaveral and New York, variously titled 'Excavation', 'Preservation', 'Evacuation' and 'Transmission'. It advances through these states roughly chronologically, beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s and coming to an end in the first part of the 21st century. Collignon's argument is concerned with identifying the recurring figures and fantasies of the Cold War: the dome or parabola as sheltering techno-form; the fictions of total security adapting to constantly changing targeting strategies; gadget love; closed, freezing worlds. As such, Rocket States analyses by what processes the Cold War is frequently literalised in its weapons installations and how these facilities, in turn, shape dreams of containment, survival, escape and techno-supremacy.