The Price of Valor

Author: Django Wexler

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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In the latest Shadow Campaigns novel, Django Wexler continues his “epic fantasy of military might and magical conflict”* following The Shadow Throne and The Thousand Names, as the realm of Vordan faces imminent threats from without and within. In the wake of the King’s death, war has come to Vordan. The Deputies-General has precarious control of the city, but it is led by a zealot who sees traitors in every shadow. Executions have become a grim public spectacle. The new queen, Raesinia Orboan, finds herself nearly powerless as the government tightens its grip and assassins threaten her life. But she did not help free the country from one sort of tyranny to see it fall into another. Placing her trust with the steadfast soldier Marcus D’Ivoire, she sets out to turn the tide of history. As the hidden hand of the Sworn Church brings all the powers of the continent to war against Vordan, the enigmatic and brilliant general Janus bet Vhalnich offers a path to victory. Winter Ihernglass, newly promoted to command a regiment, has reunited with her lover and her friends, only to face the prospect of leading them into bloody battle. And the enemy is not just armed with muskets and cannon. Dark priests of an ancient order, wielding forbidden magic, have infiltrated Vordan to stop Janus by whatever means necessary… *Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

The Price of Valor

The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II

Author: David A. Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 918

When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. In the first biography covering his entire life—including his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age 45—the unusual story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of WWII, is brought to life for a new generation.

The Price of Valour

The Shadow Campaign

Author: Django Wexler

Publisher: Random House


Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 994

In the wake of the King’s death, war has come to Vordan. The new queen, Raesinia, is nearly powerless as the government tightens its grip and assassins threaten her life. Together with Marcus D’Ivoire, she sets out to turn the tide of history. But as all the powers of the continent rise against Vordan, Janus bet Vhalnich and Winter Ihernglass face a bloody battle against enemies not just armed with muskets and cannon, but dark priests of an ancient order, wielding forbidden magic.

Chickamauga, the Price of Chattanooga

A Description of the Strategic Plans, Marches, and Battles of the Campaign of Chattanooga

Author: John Fitch



Category: Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanoga, Tenn., 1863

Page: 716

View: 780

Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena

Author: William Caferro

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: History

Page: 251

View: 821

The raids, therefore, were more than an exotic nuisance, but a key factor in Siena's decision to abandon independence in 1399.

Heritage of Valor

The Eighth Air Force in World War II.

Author: Budd J. Peaslee



Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 288

View: 824

Special Operations and Strategy

From World War II to the War on Terrorism

Author: James D. Kiras

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 488

James D. Kiras shows how a number of different special operations, in conjunction with more conventional military actions, achieve and sustain strategic effect(s) over time. In particular, he argues that the root of effective special operations lies in understanding the relationship existing between moral and material attrition at the strategic level. He also presents a theoretical framework for understanding how special operations achieve strategic effects using a unique synthesis of strategic theory and case studies. This study shows how the key to understanding how special operations reside in the concept of strategic attrition and in the moral and material nature of strategy. It also highlights major figures such as Carl von Clausewitz, Hans Delbrück, and Mao Zedong, who understood these complexities and were experts in eroding an enemy’s will to fight. These and other examples provide a superb explanation of the complexities of modern strategy and the place of special operations in a war of attrition. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars with an interest in special forces and of strategic and military studies in general.

Field of Valor

Duty, Honor, Country, and Winning the Heisman

Author: Jack Clary

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 211

View: 438

A tribute to athletic and personal achievement provides profiles of five athletes from the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy who were awarded the Heisman Trophy, college football's highest honor, between 1945 and 1963.

Acapulco Rampage

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Open Road Media


Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 536

In Mexico’s most glamorous resort, the Executioner targets the heroin trade Bobby Cassiopea is one of the new breed of American mobsters: a stylish jet setter whose high-finance reputation hides a corrupt criminal soul. It is on the backs of slick young men like Bobby Cass that the Mafia hopes to escape its thuggish reputation and move into the upper crust of international crime. The war for Acapulco has begun. In this nexus of jet-set style and global drug trafficking, the Mafia grows like a cancer. Bolan has come to cut it out. Acapulco Rampage is the 26th book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.