The Secret of Midway Ghosts of War 1

The Secret of Midway  Ghosts of War  1
Author: Steve Watkins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780545665865
Available:
Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History comes alive -- with ghosts! In the basement of his family's junkshop, Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie discover a trunk full of old military stuff. Including a battered navy peacoat from World War II, and when Anderson puts it on he finds a mysterious letter in the pocket. Curious, he takes the coat and letter home. But that's not all he brings home . . . Later that evening the ghost of a World War II sailor appears in Anderson's room. Anderson is completely freaked out. Who is the ghost and why hasn't he crossed over? But most importantly, what does he want with Anderson? Anderson, Greg, and Julie set out to find the truth and are soon wrapped up in a mystery that's over seventy years old. But it quickly becomes a race against the clock as they search to put the clues of sailor's life together before he vanishes for good. After everything he gave for his country, can Anderson, Julie, and Greg solve the mystery of the ghost before he disappears forever?

Lost at Khe Sanh Ghosts of War 2

Lost at Khe Sanh  Ghosts of War  2
Author: Steve Watkins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780545665889
Available:
Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History comes alive -- with ghosts! Anderson finds himself drawn to the old trunk of military relics in the basement of his family's junk shop again. His friends Greg and Julie warn him to stay away from it, but he can't help himself. This time Anderson discovers an old grenade with a strange message scratched into it. But an old grenade is dangerous . . . especially when the ghost of a soldier appears, claiming that it's his lucky grenade from during his service in the Vietnam War. What does this ghost want from Anderson, Greg, and Julie? Is he here for their help - or for something more sinister? It's a race against time as the friends work to solve the mystery!

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War
Author: Ryan Smithson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0061852155
Available:
Release: 2009-04-21
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American.

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War
Author: Brad Taylor
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780698409774
Available:
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World war is on the horizon in New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor’s tenth heart-pounding Pike Logan thriller. The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator. Meanwhile, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland, hired to verify artifacts hidden for decades in a fabled Nazi gold train, only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States, driving NATO to mobilize even as it tries to determine who is behind the strike. On the brink of war, Pike and Jennifer discover that there is a separate agenda in play, one determined to force a showdown between NATO and Russia. With time running out, and America demanding vengeance, Pike and Jennifer race to unravel the mystery before a point of no return is reached. Unbeknownst to them, there is another attack on the way. One that will guarantee World War III.

Ghosts of War a Ghost Novel

Ghosts of War  a Ghost Novel
Author: George Mann
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1783294140
Available:
Release: 2015-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York City is being plagued by a pack of ferocious brass raptors - strange, skeleton-like creatures with batlike wings that swoop out of the sky, attacking people and carrying them away into the night. The Ghost has been tracking these bizarre machines and is close to finding their origin - a deranged military scientist.

The Great Movies

The Great Movies
Author: Roger Ebert
Pages: 511
ISBN: 9780767910385
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of essays that combine history, analysis, and love for movies covering such films as "All About Eve," "Casablanca," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "Schindler's List."

Ghosts of War in Vietnam

Ghosts of War in Vietnam
Author: Heonik Kwon
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1107659426
Available:
Release: 2013-08-22
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a fascinating study of the Vietnamese experience and memory of the Vietnam War through the lens of popular imaginings about the wandering souls of the war dead. These ghosts of war play an important part in postwar Vietnamese historical narrative and imagination and Heonik Kwon explores the intimate ritual ties with these unsettled identities which still survive in Vietnam today as well as the actions of those who hope to liberate these hidden but vital historical presences from their uprooted social existence. Taking a unique approach to the cultural history of war, he introduces gripping stories about spirits claiming social justice and about his own efforts to wrestle with the physical and spiritual presence of ghosts. Although these actions are fantastical, this book shows how examining their stories can illuminate critical issues of war and collective memory in Vietnam and the modern world more generally.

Fallen in Fredericksburg Ghosts of War 4

Fallen in Fredericksburg  Ghosts of War  4
Author: Steve Watkins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781338035155
Available:
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After three ghosts, it looks like things might be going back to normal for Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie. It's been a while since any ghosts have shown up, and the most annoying things lately are the loud barking dogs at the Dogs and Suds pet-grooming shop next door to the Kitchen Sink. They've been barking nonstop for days, and it's making band practice impossible. But maybe the dogs know something the friends don't . . .Because suddenly a ghost does appear! From what Anderson can tell, it looks like the ghost is a teenage Union soldier from the Civil War, and he looks terrifying. But this ghost is different from the others: He's demanding to know what happened to his brother, who was also enlisted in the Union army. It's a mystery that's over a hundred and fifty years old, and there are very few clues. What will happen to Anderson, Greg, and Julie if they can't solve this one in time?

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War
Author: Jeff Belanger
Pages: 235
ISBN: OCLC:1244793911
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects historical accounts of war and connected hauntings in a volume divided by conflict and ranging from the twelfth century Gempei War to Bosnia.

The Ghosts of War

The Ghosts of War
Author: Daniel Cohen
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0671740865
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts supposedly true stories about ghosts connected in some way with war, from haunted battlefields to soldiers' premonitions of death.

Shooting Ghosts

Shooting Ghosts
Author: Thomas J. Brennan USMC (Ret.),Finbarr O'Reilly
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780399562563
Available:
Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the Score A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls "The dueling-piano spirit of SHOOTING GHOSTS works because its authors are so committed to transparency, admitting readers into the dark crevices of their isolation." Wall St Journal War tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through the dusty alleyways of Helmand province and camped side by side in the desert. It deepened after Sergeant T. J. Brennan was injured during a Taliban ambush, and both returned home. Brennan began to suffer from the effects of his injury and from the fallout of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. But war correspondents experience similar rates of posttraumatic stress as combat veterans. The causes can be different, but guilt plays a prominent role in both. For Brennan, it’s the things he’s done, or didn’t do, that haunt him. Finbarr O’Reilly’s conscience is nagged by the task of photographing people at their most vulnerable while being able to do little to help, and his survival guilt as colleagues die on the job. Their friendship offered them both a shot at redemption. As we enter the fifteenth year of continuous war, it is increasingly urgent not just to document the experiences of the battlefield but also to probe the reverberations that last long after combatants and civilians have returned home, and to understand the many faces trauma takes. Shooting Ghosts looks at the horrors of war directly, but then turns to a journey that draws on our growing understanding of what recovery takes. Their story, told in alternating first-person narratives, is about the things they saw and did, the ways they have been affected, and how they have navigated the psychological aftershocks of war and wrestled with reforming their own identities and moral centers. While war never really ends for those who’ve lived through it, this book charts the ways two survivors have found to calm the ghosts and reclaim a measure of peace.

Ghosts of Manhattan

Ghosts of Manhattan
Author: George Mann
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781616143428
Available:
Release: 2010-10-04
Editor: Pyr
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently from established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just buried Queen Victoria, her life artificially preserved to the age of 107. Coal-powered cars roar along roads thick with pedestrians, biplanes take off from standing with primitive rocket boosters, and monsters lurk behind closed doors and around every corner. This is a time in need of heroes. It is a time for The Ghost. A series of targeted murders are occurring all over the city, the victims found with ancient Roman coins placed on their eyelids after death. The trail appears to lead to a group of Italian-American gangsters and their boss, who the mobsters have dubbed 'The Roman'. However, as The Ghost soon discovers, there is more to The Roman than at first appears, and more bizarre happenings that he soon links to the man, including moss-golems posing as mobsters and a plot to bring an ancient pagan god into the physical world in a cavern beneath the city. As The Ghost draws nearer to The Roman and the center of his dangerous web, he must battle with foes both physical and supernatural and call on help from the most unexpected of quarters if he is to stop The Roman and halt the imminent destruction of the city. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ghosts of the Civil War

Ghosts of the Civil War
Author: Rich Newman
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780738754253
Available:
Release: 2017-10-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Civil War left behind unforgettable stories of brave soldiers, heartbroken families, violent battles...and a paranormal legacy that continues to fascinate and scare us more than 150 years after the war ended. Paranormal investigator Rich Newman presents over 160 different locations with reported supernatural activity related to the Civil War. Explore major battlefields, smaller skirmishs, forts, cemeteries, homes, and historic buildings teeming with ghosts. Discover the rich history of these Civil War locations and why so many souls linger long after death. Featuring terrifying, heartbreaking, and captivating ghost stories, this book helps you uncover the supernatural secrets of America's deadliest war.

Virtues of War Ghosts of War

Virtues of War  Ghosts of War
Author: Bennett R. Coles
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781783294251
Available:
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Terran military has defeated the invading fleet, but the war is far from over. As a covert agent embeds himself on Earth, advanced Centauri technology enables him to pry into the military’s most secure files, accessing secrets that could lead to millions of deaths. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kane, Lieutenant Katja Emmes, and Sublieutenant Jack Mallory again find themselves at the forefront of the planet’s defenses. Yet terrorism isn’t the only threat they face. Given what they’ve experienced, their greatest challenge may be defeating the memories of war.

Ghosts of Afghanistan

Ghosts of Afghanistan
Author: Jonathan Steele
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781582438405
Available:
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A masterful blend of graphic reporting, illuminating interviews, and insightful analysis. Ghosts of Afghanistan is the first account of Afghanistan's turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness. Jonathan Steele, an award–winning journalist and commentator, has covered the country since his first visit there as a reporter in 1981. He tracked the Soviet occupation and the communist regime of Najibullah, which held the Western–backed resistance at bay for three years after the Soviets left. He covered the arrival of the Taliban to power in Kabul in 1996, and their retreat from Kandahar under the weight of U.S. bombing in 2001. Most recently Steele has reported from the epicenter of the Taliban resurgence in Helmand. Ghosts of Afghanistan turns a spotlight on the numerous myths about Afghanistan that have bedeviled foreign policy–makers and driven them to repeat earlier mistakes. Steele has conducted numerous interviews with ordinary Afghans, two of the country's Communist presidents, senior Soviet occupation officials, as well as Taliban leaders, Western diplomats, NATO advisers, and United Nations negotiators. Comparing the challenges facing the Obama Administration as it seeks to find an exit strategy with those the Kremlin faced in the 1980s, Steele cautions that military victory will elude the West just as it eluded the Kremlin. Showing how and why Soviet efforts to negotiate an end to the war came to nothing, he explains how negotiations today could put a stop to the tragedies of civil war and foreign intervention that have afflicted Afghanistan for three decades.

The Secret of Midway

The Secret of Midway
Author: Steve Watkins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 054566585X
Available:
Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Anderson and his friends discover a trunk full of old military memorabilia, the ghost of a World War II sailor visits them, asking for help to solve a seventy-year old mystery.

Ghosts in the Fog

Ghosts in the Fog
Author: Samantha Seiple
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9780545296540
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an account of the World War II invasion of Alaska by the Japanese and is told from the viewpoints of American civilians who were captured on the Aleutian Islands.

Ghosts of the Somme

Ghosts of the Somme
Author: Jonathan Evershed
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780268103880
Available:
Release: 2018-05-30
Editor: University of Notre Dame Pess
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once assumed to be a driver or even cause of conflict, commemoration during Ireland's Decade of Centenaries came to occupy a central place in peacebuilding efforts. The inclusive and cross-communal reorientation of commemoration, particularly of the First World War, has been widely heralded as signifying new forms of reconciliation and a greater "maturity" in relationships between Ireland and the UK and between Unionists and Nationalists in Northern Ireland. In this study, Jonathan Evershed interrogates the particular and implicitly political claims about the nature of history, memory, and commemoration that define and sustain these assertions, and explores some of the hidden and countervailing transcripts that underwrite and disrupt them. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Belfast, Evershed explores Ulster Loyalist commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, its conflicted politics, and its confrontation with official commemorative discourse and practice during the Decade of Centenaries. He investigates how and why the myriad social, political, cultural, and economic changes that have defined postconflict Northern Ireland have been experienced by Loyalists as a culture war, and how commemoration is the means by which they confront and challenge the perceived erosion of their identity. He reveals the ways in which this brings Loyalists into conflict not only with the politics of Irish Nationalism, but with the "peacebuilding" state and, crucially, with each other. He demonstrates how commemoration works to reproduce the intracommunal conflicts that it claims to have overcome and interrogates its nuanced (and perhaps counterintuitive) function in conflict transformation.

AWOL in North Africa Ghosts of War 3

AWOL in North Africa  Ghosts of War  3
Author: Steve Watkins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781338035124
Available:
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie have been doing everything they can to avoid the battered trunk full of old military things in his family's junk shop basement. Only, staying away seems impossible, and this time Anderson discovers a dusty World War II medic's bag inside the trunk. But who does it belong to? Because if the friends have learned anything, it's that they are about to be face-to-face with a ghost. When an army medic ghost appears, Anderson's not sure how to help him. Or if he should help him. The ghost claims he was stationed in North Africa during World War II. But as far as Anderson knows, World War II was fought in Europe. So what's the real story behind this ghost? Can Anderson, Greg, and Julie solve the mystery, or have they become part of a dangerous haunting?

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War
Author: Paul Robinson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781947848900
Available:
Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Inkshares
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ghosts of War is a fast paced science fiction thriller that takes you beyond the edge of the galaxy to answer one question, how far will a man go for revenge?