SAS: The Autobiography (Brief Histories)

SAS: The Autobiography is the tale of the world's most famed targeted forces regiment via those that really realize it - the soldiers and officials themselves. From the airborne dirt and dust of the wartime wilderness and raids on harboured Luftwaffe plane to sniping al-Qaeda within the some distance mountains of Afghanistan, SAS: The Autobiography takes the reader on a excessive adrenaline historical past of the regiment which at the same time lifts the shroud of poser from the regiment's operations.

Reviews for Jon E Lewis's The English Soldier: An Autobiography:

'A triumph' - Saul David, writer of Victoria's Army

'Harrowing, humorous and sometimes incredible book.' - day-by-day Express

'[A] compelling tommy's eye view of struggle from Agincourt to Iraq' - day-by-day Telegraph

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Sun tzu: Stratégie et séduction

By Pierre Fayard

Los angeles pensée stratégique chinoise contient des préceptes d'action dont nous avons découvert les clés dans Comprendre et appliquer solar Tzu.Voici un essai sur l. a. séduction, en forme de divertissement éducatif, qui fait référence au titre précédent et qui suggest une approche replacement de l. a. séduction inspirée d'une culture stratégique chinoise, bien différente des approches dominantes occidentales. L'auteur reveal les analogies et différences entre les principes centraux de l. a. tradition stratégique occidentale et l. a. tradition asiatique. Dans los angeles 4e partie, l'auteur s'inspire, assez librement, des stratagèmes chinois pour proposer de brèves histoires et recommandations qui illustrent uen approche de los angeles séduction inspirée par los angeles pensée de sunlight Tzu et, plus généralement de l. a. tradition stratégique chinoise.
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Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement

By Chuck Joyner

Today’s society is turning into progressively more more likely to withstand the lawful activities of legislation enforcement officials. it really is severe for officials to have the required protecting strategies (DT) talents to effectively conquer resistance in an effective, secure, and criminal demeanour. the reply to reaching those effects isn't in instructing hundreds of thousands of attainable responses to an unlimited variety of power assaults. the answer's to first use a chance administration procedure and determine the most typical and hazardous assaults on officials. subsequent, a winning DT application needs to tension middle thoughts, right physique mechanics, usual instinctive circulation, and confirmed ideas of survival.

Advanced recommendations in shielding strategies: A Survival consultant for legislations Enforcement provides the guide of grasp Police teacher Chuck Joyner. built in the course of his tenure as a FBI use of strength teacher, and elevated by way of his lifelong commitment to the martial arts, Joyner’s Survival Sciences DT application depends upon adhering to complicated innovations instead of memorizing numerous concepts. in line with wide study and real road adventure, this handbook:

  • Focuses on shielding strategies which are simply taught, understood, and utilized by means of officials despite their measurement, energy, or athletic ability
  • Covers hand-to-hand strategies, foundation, weapon retention/weapon disarming, handcuffing, and the survival mindset
  • Explains the required integration of hands-on DT innovations with universal legislation enforcement secondary guns (e.g., baton, pepper spray, TASER)
  • Introduces a brand new use of strength version (Dynamic Resistance-Response version) which adequately depicts the dynamic stumble upon among an officer and a resistor via first concentrating on the extent of resistance by way of the subject
  • Offers functional strategies decreasing officer, division, and municipality liability
  • Provides password entry to the author’s supplemental education video clips online

Chuck Joyner, a well-known specialist within the use of strength, lectures through the usa and across the world on myriad legislation enforcement subject matters. Mr. Joyner holds numerous FBI teacher certifications in force-related education, has earned black belts in 4 martial arts, and was once presented grasp rank in types. He used to be inducted into the Martial Arts corridor of reputation as teacher of the yr in 2006. Mr. Joyner used to be hired through the CIA from 1983 to 1987, and has labored as a different Agent with the FBI considering that 1987.

Chuck used to be interviewed on February 29, 2012 on American Heroes Radio.
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The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwarfare

By Nick Turse

Following the disasters of the Iraq and Afghan wars, in addition to “military lite” equipment and counterinsurgency, the Pentagon is pioneering a brand new model of world war predicated on unique ops, drones, undercover agent video games, civilian squaddies, and cyberwarfare. it may possibly sound like a more secure, saner war-fighting. in truth, it is going to end up whatever yet, as Turse's pathbreaking reportage makes clear.
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An Accidental Man

By Iris Murdoch

A scintillating novel of destiny, injuries, and ethical dilemmas

Set for the duration of the Vietnam conflict, this tale matters the plight of a tender American, fortunately put in in an ideal task in England, engaged to an excellent woman, who's all at once drafted to a conflict he disapproves of.

what's responsibility right here, what's self-interest, what's cowardice? Austin Gibson gray, the unintended guy of the name, is accident-prone, additionally at risk of convey catastrophe to his pal sand family members. He blames destiny. yet are we now not all unintentional, considered one of his sufferers asks. destiny and injuries make deep ethical dilemmas for the characters within the lengthy and intricate story.
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Hadji Murad (Modern Library Classics)

In 1851 Leo Tolstoy enlisted within the Russian military and was once despatched to the Caucasus to assist defeat the Chechens. in this struggle an excellent Avar chieftain, Hadji Murád, broke with the Chechen chief Shamil and fled to the Russians for safeguard. Months later, whereas trying to rescue his relations from Shamil’s felony, Hadji Murád was once pursued through these he had betrayed and, after struggling with the main heroic conflict of his lifestyles, was once killed.

Tolstoy, witness to a number of the occasions resulting in Hadji Murád’s demise, set down this tale with painstaking accuracy to maintain for destiny generations the horror, the Aristocracy, and destruction inherent in warfare.
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Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, Book 4)

By Naomi Novik

“A new author is hovering at the wings of a dragon.”
–The manhattan Times

“Enthralling reading–it’s like Jane Austen taking part in Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.”
–Time, on His Majesty’s Dragon


Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose great fleet of battling dragons and their human captains valiantly protect England’s shorelines opposed to the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. a virus of unknown foundation and no identified healing is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks–forcing the hopelessly afflicted into quarantine. Now purely Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons stay uninfected–and stand because the basically technique of an airborne protection opposed to France’s ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte’s dragons are already harrowing Britain’s ships at sea. just one recourse continues to be: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, needs to take to the air to Africa, whose shorelines may possibly carry the therapy to the mysterious and lethal contagion. in this project there is not any time to waste, and no telling what lies in shop past the horizon or for these left at the back of to attend, desire, and carry the line.


“A gripping event packed with wealthy element and the most unlikely ask yourself of gilded fantasy.”
–Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty’s Dragon

“A exciting fable . . . All hail Naomi Novik.”
–The Washington submit ebook international, on His Majesty’s Dragon
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Journey Into the Past (New York Review Books Classics)

By Stefan Zweig

A deep learn of the uneasy center by way of one of many masters of the mental novel, Journey into the Past, released the following for the 1st time in the US, is a novella that used to be stumbled on between Zweig’s papers after his loss of life. Investigating the unusual ways that love, even with everything—time, conflict, betrayal—can final, Zweig tells the tale of Ludwig, an formidable younger guy from a modest heritage who falls in love with the spouse of his wealthy service provider. His love is back, and the couple vow to stay jointly, yet then Ludwig is dispatched on enterprise to Mexico, and whereas he's there the 1st international struggle breaks out. With shuttle or even verbal exchange around the Atlantic close down, Ludwig makes a brand new existence within the New global. Years later, notwithstanding, he returns to Germany to discover his loved a widow and their mutual appeal as powerful as ever. yet is it attainable for romance to outlive accurately because the very unlikely?
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Congo Dawn

By Jeanette Windle

Whereas former Marine lieutenant Robin Duncan isn't any stranger to corruption or conspiracy, she has consistently been in a position to inform the nice men from the undesirable, and the Congo jungle first and foremost turns out no diversified. yet as her protection crew attempts to trace down an rebel killer, Robin has to stand a guy who broke her belief years in the past, and he or she discovers the grey parts expand farther during this jungle desert than she anticipated.

A ruthless worldwide conspiracy starts to floor, run by means of robust males who can’t find the money for to go away any witnesses. Her lifestyles at stake, Robin doesn’t comprehend who to belief and wonders how she will be able to support guard blameless humans. Why is God silent amid the entire soreness and injustice? and the way do those humans of religion proceed to have fun of their affliction?
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Swimming with Warlords: A Dozen-Year Journey Across the Afghan War

By Kevin Sites

During this electrifying first-person account, journalist and writer Kevin websites is going deep into the geopolitical morass of Afghanistan to emerge with serious insights into either a humans and a struggle that few actually comprehend.

As a journalist for NBC information, Kevin websites made his first journey to Afghanistan in October 2001, crossing the Amu Darya River at evening, touring with Northern Alliance combatants as they toppled the Taliban regime with assistance from American forces. In that first a hundred days, he misplaced seven colleagues and approximately his personal lifestyles. considering the fact that then, websites has lower back 5 extra occasions. On his final journey in summer season 2013,on the eve of America's deliberate withdrawal, he retraced the stairs of his first unique odyssey to check what, if whatever, has changed.


Using his trademark immersive sort, websites exposed spectacular tales with unforeseen truths.  He swam within the Kunduz River with an notorious warlord named Nabi Gechi, who proven either his fearsome killing talents in addition to a genius for peaceable invention. websites talked with ex-Taliban combatants, politicians, woman police officers, farmers, drug addicts, and diplomats, and patrolled with American and Afghan infantrymen. In Swimming with Warlords he is helping us to appreciate this country of primitive attractiveness, darkish mysteries, and savage violence, in addition to the clash that has fee billions of bucks and millions of lives--and what we'd count on the following day and within the years to come.
Swimming with Warlords includes 30 black-and-white images all through.
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