An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A splendid book... The emphasis throughout is on the human drama of men at war."―The Washington Post Book WorldThe liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.Opening with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the American and British armies as they fight the French in Morocco and Algiers, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and sometimes poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. At the center of the tale are the extraordinary but flawed commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's vivid narrative tells the deeply human story of a monumental battle for the future of civilization.
- Brand: Holt Paperbacks
- ASIN: 0805087249
Taken All Custom Military Army Weapons and Accessories Set Compatible Major Brands ，Accessories - Hats, Weapons, Tools, Modern Assault Pack Military Building Blocks Toy (Original Version)
1. All weapons and accessories show on the packing list are Included..2.Accessories Pack - US Weapons Crate,huge pack of weapons, equipment and other accessories.3.Perfect educational DIY gift for kids ages 3 and above.4. Fully compatible with Major Brands.
- Brand: Taken All
- ASIN: B07521HC3K
- UPC: 603894245856
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects soldiers, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, recent trends in crime, suicide bombings, school shootings, and more. The result is a work certain to be relevant and important for decades to come.
- Brand: Back Bay Books
- ASIN: 0316040932
Feleph Military Army Weapons Toy,Weapon Accessories Block Building Toy Sets Custom Figure Modern Assault Equipment Pack Compatible with Major Brands,Nice DIY Battle Toy Gift for Kids Boys
Only For Fun? No. We Try To Let Everyone's Dream Come True: Everything that comes from Feleph is made to allow you and your children to be as creative as possible while continuously learning when building. When you or your children open a bag of Feleph, they are encouraged to use the set however they want. This style of play is meant to help kids/adults learn to use their imagination to develop a vision of what they want to build. There are kinds of Building Blocks to choose , if you are interested in these, you can click into the storefront to choose. Excellent army toy set ▪At the weekend, have a world war with your children at home and let the children know the history of war in play. ▪During the play, children can simulate real wars, conduct military defenses, play real combat games, enhance organizational capabilities, and observation. Develop children's leadership and military command ability from an early age. ▪As a gift, it is definitely children's favorite. ▪In addition to children, it is also your childhood memory. Make an appointment with your childhood friends and recollect the carefree childhood together. Applicable people: Above 6 years old Warm Tips: The product has been tested by EU EN71 and certified by CE, you can feel comfortable to buy and use. Ple...
- Brand: Feleph
- ASIN: B07JD6WW3Y
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
- Brand: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- ASIN: 1328695743
The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country. This was the culmination of a decade of escalating digital sabotage among the world’s powers, in which Americans became the collateral damage as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia battled in cyberspace to undercut one another in daily just-short-of-war conflict.The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, whi...
- ASIN: 0451497899
World War II US Army Combat Equipments (Elite)
Discover what equipment a GI carried with him during World War II: what he had strapped around his body, what it contained, and what those items were used for. In this highly illustrated book, Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of U.S. World War II gear, covering not only basic belts, pouches, and packs, but also mess gear, first-aid gear, tools, bivouac/camping gear--essentially everything that a GI has to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Illustrated with wartime photos, new photos of kit from private collections, and color images showing both laid-out kit and half figures of soldiers wearing the gear, this is set to become the primary equipment information resource for anyone interested in the kit and webbing used by U.S. forces from D-Day to Berlin.
- Brand: Osprey
- ASIN: 147281424X
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- Brand: Yesorno
- ASIN: B07CG8NQQ4
About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Called “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism.From age fifteen to forty David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam. With About Face, he has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation.From Korea to Berlin, from the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam, Hackworth’s story is that of an exemplary patriot, played out against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the American military. It is also a stunning indictment of the Pentagon’s fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self-interest that fueled the war.
- Brand: Touchstone
- ASIN: 0671695347
Greatest Enemy: An Action Thriller Novel (David Rivers Book 1)
“Jason Kasper’s David Rivers series boils with bold action, exotic locales, and spellbinding intrigue.” Mark Greaney, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Gray Man seriesDavid Rivers is an Army Ranger—a combat veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has almost completed his final year at West Point when his world is turned upside down by a sudden discharge from military service. Angry and confused, David soon hits rock bottom.And that's when they appear.Three mysterious men. Men who know David's dark secret—they know that he has murdered someone in cold blood.And they want him to do it again.______________________________________________Perfect for fans of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Brad Thor’s Scot Harvath, David Baldacci’s Will Robie, Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon, Brad Taylor’s Pike Logan, and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
- ASIN: B01N2NLNH5
Custom Modern Warfare Weapons Pack Designed for Lego Minifigures
Auction is for 1 Custom Pack of 7 Assault Rifles. Included are: 1x HK416 rifle 1x AUG LMG 1x M16SB rifle 1x MP5 SMG 1x M16A2 Rifle 1x UMP45 SMG 1x MP5K SMG These are designed for Lego minifigures and perfectly compatible with them. This is in BRAND NEW CONDITION! All the Custom Weapons and Gear are made with high quality ABS plastic (the type Lego uses). ATTENTION: this item is a TOY, NOT LIFE SIZE!
- Brand: Modern Brick Warfare
- ASIN: B00Q3B1SBA
- UPC: 737534743010
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.“The best kind of nonfiction: marvelously reported, fluidly written, and a remarkable story...As meticulous and brilliant as it is compulsively readable.” —Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second CityAt the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. Some wondered why, despite the constant work and round-the-clock activity in this makeshift town, did no tangible product of any kind ever seem to leave its guarded gates? The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and chan...
- Brand: Kiernan Denise
- ASIN: 1451617534
- UPC: 884844811868
The Day Before Midnight: A Novel
- ASIN: B002SXIELO
Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. The rest--twenty-two essays--are new. The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces. Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Marx and Engels are discussed, as are Napoleon, Churchill, and Mao. Other essays trace the interaction of theory and experience over generations--the evolution of American strategy, for instance, or the emergence of revolutionary war in the modern world. Still others analyze the strategy of particular conflicts--the First and Second World Wars--or the relationship between technology, policy, and war in the nuclear age. Whatever its theme, each essay plac...
- ASIN: 0691027641
- UPC: 884754801003
US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45: European Theater of Operations (ETO) 1944-45 (Warrior)
Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank during World War II (1939-1945), this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The focus is largely on the crew of an M4 Sherman, though light tank service is also studied. Tank operation required a well- trained and well-coordinated crew. The crew positions and roles of tank commander, gunner, driver, loader, and assistant driver are all covered in detail, together with recruitment procedure, specialist training, and the variety of specialized clothing and personal weaponry.
- Brand: Osprey
- ASIN: 1841765546
Trumpeter Modern US Army Stretcher Ambulance Team Model Kit
(4) separately molded injection-molded plastic figures, no weapons or equipment with color painting guide, stretcher and camouflage sheet.
- Brand: Trumpeter
- ASIN: B00ORJYN62
- UPC: 060959204850
Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board
"Compulsively readable laugh out loud history." -Mary RoachThe International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insaneIn 1958, the U.S. Air Force nuked the moon as a show of military force. In 1967, the CIA sent live cats to spy on the Soviet government. In 1942, the British built a torpedo-proof aircraft carrier out of an iceberg. Of course, none of these things ever actually happened. But in Nuking the Moon, intelligence historian Vince Houghton proves that abandoned plans can be just as illuminating--and every bit as entertaining--as the ones that made it. Vividly capturing the fascinating stories of how twenty-one plans from WWII and the Cold War went from conception, planning, and testing to cancellation, Houghton explores what happens when innovation meets desperation: For every plan as good as D-Day, there's a scheme to strap bombs to bats or dig a spy tunnel underneath the Soviet embassy. Along the way, he reveals what each one tells us about twentieth-century history, the art of spycraft, military strategy, and famous figures like JFK, Castro, and Churchill. By turns terrifying and hilarious--but always riveting--this is ...
- ASIN: 0525505172
Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger
Sua SponteLatin for “Of Their Own Accord”The 75th Ranger Regiment’s Motto Army Rangers are not born. They are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of 250 years of American soldiering. As a fighting force with our nation’s oldest and deepest tradition, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers’s Rangers during the prerevolutionary French and Indian War, through the likes of Francis Marion and John Mosby, to the five active Ranger battalions of the Second World War, and finally, to the four battalions of the current Ranger regiment engaged in modern combat. Granted unprecedented access to the training of this highly restricted component of America’s Special Operations Forces in a time of war, retired Navy captain Dick Couch tells the personal story of the young men who begin this difficult and dangerous journey to become Rangers. Many will try, but only a select few will survive to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sua Sponte follows a group of these aspiring young warriors through the crucible that is Ranger training and their preparation for direct-action missions in Afghanistan against America’s enemies, anywhere, any time, and under any conditions.INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
- Brand: Brand: Berkley Trade
- ASIN: 0425253600
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