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"Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq"

♥ Book Title : Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq
♣ Name Author : H C Tayler
∞ Launching : 2012-02-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780722341773
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0722341776
⊕ Number Pages : Total 231 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Through the winter of 2002/3, as Britain and the United States prepare for war with Iraq, one man above all others is doing his utmost to avoid conflict. Step forward Captain Harry Flashman, a staff officer with the Queen's Royal Hussars and distant descendant of legendary Victorian scoundrel General Sir Harry Flashman, VC. The passing generations have done nothing to fortify his moral fibre. Flashman's journey begins with a posting to Plymouth, home of the Royal Marines, in time to join the impending Gulf deployment. Despite his protestations he is shipped to Kuwait to begin a relatively secure job with Brigade Headquarters. But his plans for a cosy war spent safely behind a desk are rudely interrupted by an enforced move to a front-line unit. After bust-ups with the Americans and a foiled attempt to avoid the invasion altogether, Flashman finds himself in the one place he has tried so hard to avoid: the very vanguard of the assault. Landing by helicopter with the Royal Marines, he is soon footslogging through the mud and fighting for his life as the men of 42 Commando seize their objectives on the Al Faw Peninsula. Based on the experiences of the author, Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq is a historically accurate account of events in the Gulf during spring 2003 – embellished only slightly for the enjoyment of the reader."Article| H C Tayler| Statement ..."

"Flashman and the War Between the States"

♥ Book Title : Flashman and the War Between the States
♣ Name Author : Barry Tighe
∞ Launching : 2012-06-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 095630284X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780956302847
⊕ Number Pages : Total 374 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "What was Flashman's role in the War between the American States? Much more than the Victorian 'hero' wanted, you may be sure. Shanghaied to California in late 1860, Flashy's genius for finding trouble (and ability to weasel right out again) asserts itself from the word go. Flashy finds himself caught up in the secret world of the Committee of Thirty and the Knights of the Golden Circle, evacuating Fort Fillmore with the Federals, then marching back in with the Confederates, joining in an audacious train raid (against his better judgment), fleeing across half a continent, and generally being pushed from Yankee pillar to Rebel post, before renewing his acquaintance with Abe Lincoln. And all Flashy has to protect him is his natural cowardice under fire, willingness to leave others in the lurch, and the luck of the wicked. Will it be enough?"Article| Barry Tighe| Statement ..."

"Flashman"

♥ Book Title : Flashman
♣ Name Author : George MacDonald Fraser
∞ Launching : 2012-09-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0007505620
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780007505623
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : IZ47mgEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all."Article| George MacDonald Fraser| Statement ..."

"Quartered Safe Out Here"

♥ Book Title : Quartered Safe Out Here
♣ Name Author : George MacDonald Fraser
∞ Launching : 2014-08-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1629142034
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781629142036
⊕ Number Pages : Total 264 sheet
♮ News id : VUntnQEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "George MacDonald Fraser—beloved for his series of Flashman historical novels—offers an action-packed memoir of his experiences in Burma during World War II. Fraser offers a firsthand glimpse at the camaraderie, danger, and satisfactions of service. A substantial epilogue, occasioned by the fiftieth anniversary of V-J Day in 1995, adds poignancy to a volume that eminent military historian John Keegan described as “one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War.” In this rattling-good memoir, novelist, historian, and screenwriter Fraser vividly recounts the nerve-racking frontline action he saw while serving as a nineteen-year-old soldier during what turned out to be the last great land campaign of World War II—the British army’s ferocious campaign against the Japanese in Burma. The realism of his story, combined with the skills of a talented novelist, create a book of sentiment and excitement. This is unforgettable reading, both for fans of Fraser’s novels and for anyone interested in one of the great battles of World War II. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home."Article| George MacDonald Fraser| Statement ..."

"Flashman at the Charge"

♥ Book Title : Flashman at the Charge
♣ Name Author : George MacDonald Fraser
∞ Launching : 2013-04-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781101633847
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1101633840
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "“Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review “Great dirty fun!”—Grand Rapids Press “The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”—Publishers Weekly The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the Flashman series, comprising Flashman, Royal Flash, and Flash for Freedom, among others, which explores the successful though scandalous later career of the bully in Tom Brown's School Days. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| George MacDonald Fraser| Statement ..."

"Flashman on the March (The Flashman Papers, Book 11)"

♥ Book Title : Flashman on the March (The Flashman Papers, Book 11)
♣ Name Author : George MacDonald Fraser
∞ Launching : 2011-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780007325627
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0007325622
⊕ Number Pages : Total 352 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world."Article| George MacDonald Fraser| Statement ..."

"Lady Lydia"

♥ Book Title : Lady Lydia
♣ Name Author : Anne Lavis
∞ Launching : 2013-11-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0722343272
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780722343272
⊕ Number Pages : Total 40 sheet
♮ News id : bExwngEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Lady Lydia of Poppinton Manor is old and eccentric, but she is never lonely. She shares her home with bats and mice and spiders, and all the animals round about are her friends too."Article| Anne Lavis| Statement ..."

"Charlie Wilson's War"

♥ Book Title : Charlie Wilson's War
♣ Name Author : George Crile
∞ Launching : 2015-09-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781782397908
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1782397906
⊕ Number Pages : Total 300 sheet
♮ News id : BX2rCQAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Two recent events have transformed the world: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam. This is the first book to explain the link between these two occurrences. George Crile spent nearly a decade researching and writing this original account of the biggest, most expensive secret war in history: the arming of the Afghan resistance to Soviet occupation. Moving from the secret chambers in CIA headquarters to stand-offs in the Khyber Pass, Charlie Wilson's War is one of the most thorough and vivid descriptions of CIA operations ever written. It is the missing chapter in the geopolitics of our time."Article| George Crile| Statement ..."

"Sikunder Burnes"

♥ Book Title : Sikunder Burnes
♣ Name Author : Craig Murray
∞ Launching : 2017-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1910900079
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781910900079
⊕ Number Pages : Total 432 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the Great Game as Britain strove with Russia for control of Central Asia and the routes to the Raj. There are many lessons for the present day in this tale of the folly of invading Afghanistan and Anglo-Russian tensions in the Caucasus. Murray's meticulous study has unearthed original manuscripts from Montrose to Mumbai to put together a detailed study of how British secret agents operated in India. The story of Burnes' life has a cast of extraordinary figures, including Queen Victoria, King William IV, Earl Grey, Benjamin Disraeli, Lola Montez, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx. Among the unexpected discoveries are that Alexander and his brother James invented the myths about the Knights Templars and Scottish Freemasons which are the foundation of the Da Vinci Code; and that the most famous nineteenth-century scholar of Afghanistan was a double agent for Russia."Article| Craig Murray| Statement ..."

"Tom Brown's Schooldays"

♥ Book Title : Tom Brown's Schooldays
♣ Name Author : Thomas Hughes
∞ Launching : 2012-03-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789670351711
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9670351715
⊕ Number Pages : Total 32 sheet
♮ News id : OR6EAwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "School life for Tom Brown isn’t easy. Dealing with bullies is just part of Tom’s problems. The challenges that Tom face will either bring him down or keep him going strong."Article| Thomas Hughes| Statement ..."

"Yompers"

♥ Book Title : Yompers
♣ Name Author : Ian R Gardiner
∞ Launching : 2016-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1473853427
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781473853423
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
♮ News id : vxVDjgEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Called to action on 2 April 1982, the men of 45 Commando Royal Marines assembled to sail 8,000 miles to recover the Falkland Islands from Argentine invasion. Lacking helicopters and short of food, they 'yomped' in appalling weather carrying overloaded rucksacks, across the roughest terrain. Gritty and moving, sophisticated, reflective and funny, this book offers an abundance of timeless truths about war."Article| Ian R Gardiner| Statement ..."

"The Bear Went Over the Mountain"

♥ Book Title : The Bear Went Over the Mountain
♣ Name Author : Lester W. Grau
∞ Launching : 1996
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0788146653
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780788146657
⊕ Number Pages : Total 223 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "counterinsurgency punctuated by moments of heady excitement and terror. Colonel Grau, the editor and translator, has added his own commentary to produce a useful guide for commanders to meet the challenges of this kind of war and to help keep his fellow soldiers alive. This book will also be of interest to the historian and general reader, who will discover that advances in technology have had little impact on this kind of war, and that many of the same tactics the British Army used on the Northwest Frontier still apply today."Article| Lester W. Grau| Statement ..."