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|Author||: Joseph Lelyveld|
Presents an intimate and insightful account of Roosevelts final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion.
|Author||: Roger Crowley|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, and the ensuing battle for control of the Mediterranean would last sixty years. Empires of the Sea tells the story of this great contest. It is a fast-paced tale of spiralling intensity that ranges from Istanbul to the Gates of Gibraltar and features a cast of extraordinary characters: Barbarossa, the pirate who terrified Europe; the risk-taking Emperor Charles V; the Knights of St John, last survivors of the crusading spirit; and the brilliant Christian admiral Don Juan of Austria. Its brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, six years that witnessed a fight to the finish, decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta; the battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defence of southern Europe at Lepanto - one of the single most shocking days in world history that fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world we know today. Empires of the Sea follows Roger Crowley's first book, the widely praised Constantinople: The Last Great Siege. It is page-turning narrative history at its best - a story of extraordinary colour and incident, rich in detail, full of surprises and backed by a wealth of eyewitness accounts.
|Author||: William C. Dietz|
The Confederacy is threatened by an uprising of the Hudathans, an unfeeling cyborg race that has built up its forces through stolen technology, and their only opponents are the members of the Legion. Original.
|Author||: William C. Dietz|
Human and machine. Elite and Expendable. They are the Legion of the Damned. The Hudathans are on a rampage. They have created their own corps of cyborgs using copycat technology and psychotic candidates. They have refitted their hardware. Reloaded their weapons. Refueled their insanity. And targeted the heart of the Confederacy, once and for all. The Legion will be there to greet them.
|Author||: Stuart Daly|
|Editor||: Random House Australia|
Andalon is at war and Caspan and his friends find themselves in the thick of the battle to save their land from the invading Roon. As they fly into the skies above enemy warships, they have no idea whether they will survive this dangerous mission. A chance encounter with a fleeing soldier could change everything provided Caspan acts fast. Could Caspan's new friend help to bring peace to Andalon?
|Author||: Robert P. Watson|
|Editor||: Georgetown University Press|
George Washington is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitution, and forging a new nation, but few know the story of his involvement in the establishment of a capital city and how it nearly tore the United States apart. In George Washington’s Final Battle, Robert P. Watson brings this tale to life, telling how the country's first president tirelessly advocated for a capital on the shores of the Potomac. Washington envisioned and had a direct role in planning many aspects of the city that would house the young republic. In doing so, he created a landmark that gave the fledgling democracy credibility, united a fractious country, and created a sense of American identity. Although Washington died just months before the federal government's official relocation, his vision and influence live on in the city that bears his name. This little-known story of founding intrigue throws George Washington’s political acumen into sharp relief and provides a historical lesson in leadership and consensus-building that remains relevant today. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the founding period, the American presidency, and the history of Washington, DC.
|Author||: Leonard L. Richards|
|Editor||: University of Pennsylvania Press|
"The importance of Shay's Rebellion has never been fully appreciated, chiefly because Shays and his followers have always been viewed as a small group of poor farmers and debtors protesting local civil authority. In Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities - the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families. Through a careful examination of contemporary records, including a long-neglected but invaluable list of the participants, Richards provides a clear picture of the insurgency, capturing the spirit of the rebellion, the reasons for the revolt, and its long term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole.
|Author||: J. Michael Straczynski|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Books|
A-listers J. Michael Straczynski (creator of Babylon 5) and Pete Woods unite for the Terminator event thirty years in the making! In 2029, John Connor and the resistance prepare for the final assault on Skynet, but the malicious computer intelligence has laid the seeds in 2003 for its counter-attack! Integrating the mind of a murderous psychopath, Skynet and its Terminators develop a new killing machine, the last tool they need to crush humanity once and for all!
|Author||: Sigmund Brouwer|
|Editor||: Tyndale Kids|
In the first of two adventures set in 2040, fourteen-year-old, wheelchair-bound, virtual reality specialist, Tyce Sanders is forced to reveal his special talents in order to avert a nuclear reactor explosion, and in the second, Tyce and his friend Ashleym
|Author||: Erin Hunter|
The time has come for a traitor to fall. Don’t miss the action-packed final adventure in the Survivors: The Gathering Darkness series! From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors, Survivors is full of “wild and wonderful adventure” (Kirkus; starred review) that will thrill fans of Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire. Storm has discovered the identity of the traitor dog who was sabotaging her former Pack—but when she returned from her exile, she fell right into the Bad Dog’s waiting trap. Now a prisoner in the Wild Pack’s camp, Storm is running out of time. This is her last chance to save the Pack…and to put an end to what the traitor began.
|Author||: Greg Farshtey|
"Who will live and who will die? Will Mata Nui at last awaken to rule his universe once more? When this final battle is over, everything in the Bionicle universe will have changed forever!"--Page 4 of cover.
|Author||: Lauren Baratz-Logsted|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
It's the final book! Each of the Eights has received her power and gift and they even know where Daddy is—inside a snowglobe-shaped Christmas tree ornament. Now all they have to do is get inside the ornament and rescue Daddy. Hopefully, Mommy's in there with him. For heaven's sake, how are they supposed to shrink all of them (plus the cats!) down to a size small enough to fit in the globe and then actually get inside it? Of course, through magic or just shear will power—who really knows which—the girls have done quite a few things that, to be honest, they really shouldn't have been able to do. But this seems like asking too much even for these intelligent and talented girls. But the Eights are also a very determined group. Now that they know where Daddy is, they will—and they do—find a way to him. But they never would have guessed what else awaits them inside the snowglobe.
|Author||: J. Michael Straczynski|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
A-listers J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods unite for the Terminator event thirty year in the making! In 2029, John Connor and the resistance prepare for the final assault on Skynet, but the malicious computer intelligence has laid the seeds in 2003 for its counterattack! Integrating the mind of a murderous psychopath, Skynet and its Terminators develop a new creativity in killing, the last tool they need to crush humanity once and for all! How can Connor hope to survive when the machines are now as ferocious as man? Collecting Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1-#6!
|Author||: Kasey S. Pipes|
|Editor||: WND Books|
He called it one of the hardest things he ever didas difficult as leading the D-Day invasion. When Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to integrate Central High School in September 1957, he couldn't know that he was fighting the last great battle of his career...one that would change forever both him and his country. This is the story of how one of America's greatest leaders confronted America's greatest sin. This is the unlikely tale of how Ike became a civil rights president."Ike" represents is a revolution in scholarship on Eisenhower and civil rights. Though not uncritical, the book credits his steady personal advance on the issue as well as his accomplishments in the military and as president. Drawing on thousands of primary documents (including newly released material), "Ike's Last Battle" builds to its climax at Little Rockone of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement. Little Rock is at the epicenter, but the book will also look at the cause, and the aftermath.
|Author||: Ted Sierke|
|Editor||: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency|
Set against the backdrop of the last year of the Civil War and the first two years of Reconstruction along the Gulf Coast, Running the Salt relates the exploits of two teenage boys who leave home to fight in the Battle of Blakeley, the war’s last major battle, located in Alabama along the eastern shore of the Mobile River Delta. Billy McCool, thirteen, and Seth Rowan, seventeen, are desperate for a chance to jump headfirst into manhood. As Union troops close in on the last Confederate defenders of Mobile, the boys are itching to join the war before it ends. With a pistol that Billy inherited from his grandfather, and using Seth’s canoe, the boys manage to show up on the battlefield, but are captured and imprisoned on an island in the Mississippi Sound. Escaping to New Orleans, Seth and Billy befriend a genteel widow who hires them for several dangerous missions, the last of which involves running the Union blockade in and out of the Port of Mobile, Alabama.
|Author||: Duncan L. Dieterly|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
The year is 1895, and with the Civil War thirty years in the past, America is becoming a civilized placeexcept for the Wild West, where settlers still fight the elements and the natives. In Hankswash, Wyoming, word spreads that a tragic murder has set off a dangerous series of events that threatens to bring an angry war party, led by Young Lightning Streak, right to the city limits. The US Army has dispatched a force from Fort Laramie to protect the small town, but theres little hope that the soldiers can beat the rampaging Indians to Hankswash. The citizens must prepare for incoming battle, which likely means hiding as best they can. After all, how can a woman of the night or a telegraph clerk stand up to warriors bent on bloody revenge? Only one man could save them all Henry Webster Williams is a grumpy horse rancher who prefers it when the townsfolk of Hankswash stay out of his waybut death threatens to come to each and every front door, Henrys included. He was once a soldier in the Civil War, and although he despises the idea of killing again, old habits die hard. In order to save his family, his herd, and his own scalp, Henry will have to fight backand its gonna be a hell of a battle.
|Author||: John Dorney|
In this exciting new history John Dorney aims to tell the story of the Irish revolution in an interesting and accessible way to the general reader and to try to explain the causes, course and results of the revolution in an engaging way. Accessible throughout, Peace after the Final Battle 1913-1923 tells the 'big picture' history through the eyes of individual participants. Two things make this book different from others on the subject: most popular history books lack real depth of information and cogent analysis of the period, especially on the civil war. Peace after the Final Battle 1913-1923 aims to provide as much of the 'full story' as possible. Academic books on the other hand can often be bogged down by personal disputes over details between historians and/or be too dense and detailed to engage the interest of the average reader. This book is both intellectually satisfying and a good read.
|Author||: Scott Stephenson|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
In many ways the German soldiers who marched back from the Western Front at the end of World War I held the key to the future of the newly-created republic that replaced the Kaiser's collapsed monarchy. To the radical Left, the orderly columns of front line troops appeared to be the forces of the counterrevolution while to the conservative elements of society they seemed to be the Fatherland's salvation. However in their efforts to get home as soon as possible, most soldiers were indifferent to the political struggles within the Reich, while the remnant that remained under arms proved powerless to defend the republic from its enemies. This book considers why these soldiers' response to the revolution was so different from the rest of the army and the implications this would have for the course of the German Revolution and, ultimately, for the fate of the Weimar Republic itself.
|Author||: D. J. Conway|
|Editor||: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited|
Following THE DREAM WARRIOR and SOOTHSLAYER comes the final installment in the Dream Warrior fantasy trilogy. Dream Warrior Corri Farblood chooses to fight against her own father Kayth, who has aligned himself with great evil forces in an effort to take over the world she loves. Can Corri surrender her fears and rely on her own inborn powers?