The First Battle

Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

Author: Otto Lehrack

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480406473

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7419

The First Battle is a graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1965, regiment fought regiment on the Van Tuong Peninsula near the new Marine base at Chu Lai. On the American side were three battalions of Marines under the command of Colonel Oscar Peatross, a hero of two previous wars. His opponent was the 1st Viet Cong Regiment commanded by Nguyen Dinh Trong, a veteran of many fights against the French and the South Vietnamese. Codenamed Operation Starlite, this action was a resounding success for the Marines and its result was cause for great optimism about America’s future in Vietnam. Those expecting a book about Americans in battle will not be disappointed by the detailed descriptions of how the fight unfolded. Marine participants from private to colonel were interviewed during the book’s research phase. The battle is seen from the mud level by those who were at the point of the spear. But this is not just another war story told exclusively from the American side. In researching the book, the author talked with and walked the battlefield with men who fought with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. All were accomplished combat veterans years before the U.S. entry into the war. The reader is planted squarely in America in 1965, the year that truly began the long American involvement. Operation Starlite sent the Vietnam War into the headlines across the nation and into the minds of Americans, where it took up residence for more than a decade. Starlite was the first step in Vietnam’s becoming America’s tar baby. The subtitle of the book is: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam. Blood debt, han tu in Vietnamese, can mean revenge, debt of honor, or blood owed for blood spilled. The Blood Debt came into Vietnamese usage early in the war with the United States. With this battle, the Johnson Administration began compiling its own blood debt, this one to the American people. The book also looks at the ongoing conflict between the US Army and the US Marines about the methodology of the Vietnam War. With decades of experience with insurrection and rebellion, the Marines were institutionally oriented to base the struggle on pacification of the population. The Army, on the other hand, having largely trained to meet the Soviet Army on the plains of Germany, opted for search-and-destroy missions against Communist main force units. The history of the Vietnam War is littered with many “what if’s.” This may be the biggest of them.

The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976460593


Page: 376

View: 1513

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy by Duncan M. Hamilton.

The Blood Debt

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1591028175

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 1021

In a remote city on the edge of two worlds, where blood has power and water is more precious than freedom, three far-flung friends unite on a quest to save their families. Sal Hrvati’s estranged father has brought more into the world than the woman he loved. Instead of saving her from the Void Beneath, he has summoned an unknown creature—a creature with a mission of its own and a past that stretches back to the beginning of the world. The quest to find both of them entangles Sal and his companions in a hunt for magical treasure on the floor of the Divide, a mighty crack in the earth inhabited by creatures that are not remotely human. Desert landscapes and dirigibles feature in a fast-paced fantasy that combines romance, adventure, and humor with an original take on magic. The Books of the Cataclysm take inspiration from many arcane and mythological sources. In positing that this world is just one of many "realms," three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives, it begins in the present world but soon propels the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

Blood Debt

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101525951

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2492

The Blood Books are now available in "Blood Ties" TV tie-in editions. View our TV tie-in feature page here here. A ghost has invaded his home, beginning a dangerous nightly game in which Henry is allowed to ask a single question. If the answer is no, an innocent and unsuspecting person is killed. Henry soon comes to the horrifying realization that this wraith—and the others who join it—is using him to wreak vengeance on the people it holds responsible for its death. Henry can’t find the source of these murders on his own, so he calls on the one person he trusts to help—private investigator Vicki Nelson, with the small hope that they can stop these otherworldly forces, without losing their lives. Also includes a brand-new short story featuring Vicki and Henry!

Blood Debt (Wizard's Creed Book 2)

Author: N. P. Martin

Publisher: Dark World Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 445

My name is Creed, and while being a wizard has its perks, sometimes it sucks worse than a werewolf in a spelling bee. Getting into serious debt with an A-hole demon named Baal is one of those times. Baal wants me to find a witch for him, a woman he wants his claws in, and who he cannot locate himself, despite all of his powers. If I refuse to find this witch, the demon has promised I will suffer the consequences, as will my girlfriend, Leona. Only thing is, I don't think this witch is half as bad as Baal is making out. Which means I might end up helping her instead, in the process risking eternal punishment for both myself and Leona. Then I would have to go up against one of the most powerful demons in the Underworld. Which, you know, would just be totally insane. But then insanity is a speciality of mine, and if I want to save everyone, I might need to go deeper into the darkness than I've ever gone before. If you like Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, or Patricia Briggs, then you will LOVE the second installment of the Wizard's Creed Paranormal Suspense Series. Jump right into this spellbinding paranormal adventure TODAY!

Covenant: The Blood is The Life

The Blood Is the Life

Author: James Lindemann


ISBN: 0987728008

Category: Religion

Page: 454

View: 1899

Blood-Covenant spans the globe in such traditions as the Native American Blood-Brother bond. No mere contract variation, Covenant is a powerful relationship of a deep, unbreakable Love; yet when God does break it once, He pays the consequences He designed it to have. Throughout the 'Old' Covenant, certain elements of Covenant are declared, yet are not 'real' - until the 'New' Covenant comes, which is not a 'what' but a 'Who.' Everything changes when God literally comes to have Blood Himself, the result of which profoundly affects the 'Old' Covenant. This relationship is eternal and does not become obsolete on the Last Day. If the Bible is written within a Covenant environment, what does the modern Western reader miss that the ancient hearer would naturally recognize? Living in a culture that only has vestiges of Covenant, there is no easy or perfect answer. But the question can be very stimulating.

Blood Debt

Author: Nancy Straight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692798591

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 899

It had just been the two of them; before her mother's last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. Her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 6148

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

The Lele of the Kasai

Author: Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136488928

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6936

This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of non-anthropologists. The intellectural tools and examples she gained from Africanist ethnography continue to serve her explorations of European and American society.

Back to Blood

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641096812

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 8744

Das Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten für das 21. Jahrhundert Clash of Cultures unter karibischer Sonne: eine brillante und bissige Satire auf den menschlichen Umgang mit gesellschaftlicher Realität. Die Freiheit ist nur 20 Meter entfernt für den kubanischen Flüchtling, der sich auf den Mast einer Luxusjacht vor Miami geflüchtet hat. Aber dann wird er vor den Augen von Millionen Fernsehzuschauern in einer spektakulären Aktion live verhaftet. Und das ausgerechnet vom netten Nestor, einem Polizisten mit kubanischen Wurzeln, der unter den chauvinistischen Sprüchen seiner weißen Vorgesetzten leidet. Die ganze Stadt ist in zwei Lager gespalten: Für seine Familie und Landsleute ist Nestor ein Verräter, für die Weißen ein Held und Musteramerikaner. Soll der kubanische Bürgermeister ihn suspendieren oder mit Orden schmücken? Versaut ihm dieser Idiot die Wiederwahl? Genüsslich und packend taucht Tom Wolfe ein in die verrückteste Stadt Amerikas: Miami, wo die Spanisch sprechenden Kubaner inzwischen die Mehrheit, aber die Weißen immer noch das Geld haben. Wo die Jugend am Strand den ewigen Spaß und die Rentner beim Schönheitschirurgen das ewige Leben suchen. Wo die Blutlinien mitten durch den amerikanischen Traum verlaufen.


Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937255224


Page: 288

View: 3222


Author: Larry Stockstill

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594679746

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 7069

Are you tired of applying Band-Aids to the gaping wounds of the heart? Discover how to move your family from the ER of crisis to the ER of extraordinary relationships in Christ!

Japan's Total Empire

Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism

Author: Louise Young

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520923154

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 9917

In this first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young offers an incisive examination of the nature of Japanese imperialism. Focusing on the domestic impact of Japan's activities in Northeast China between 1931 and 1945, Young considers "metropolitan effects" of empire building: how people at home imagined and experienced the empire they called Manchukuo. Contrary to the conventional assumption that a few army officers and bureaucrats were responsible for Japan's overseas expansion, Young finds that a variety of organizations helped to mobilize popular support for Manchukuo—the mass media, the academy, chambers of commerce, women's organizations, youth groups, and agricultural cooperatives—leading to broad-based support among diverse groups of Japanese. As the empire was being built in China, Young shows, an imagined Manchukuo was emerging at home, constructed of visions of a defensive lifeline, a developing economy, and a settler's paradise.

Japan and Singapore in the World Economy

Japan's Economic Advance Into Singapore 1870-1965

Author: Hitoshi Hirakawa,Hiroshi Shimizu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134651740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 2299

This pioneering work examines Japan's economic activities in Singapore from 1870 to 1965. Drawing upon a wide range of published and unpublished sources, the authors shed new light on issues such as: * prostitution * foreign trade by Kobe's overseas Chinese * fishermen in the inter-war period * Japanese economic activities during the Pacific War * Japanese involvement in Singapore's post-war industrialisation plan * the Lee Kuan Yew regimes policy towards Japan * the 1960s Japanese investment boom This important work challenges commonly-held views on Japan's economic advance into Southeast Asia in general and Singapore in particular.

Johnny Cash and Philosophy

The Burning Ring of Truth

Author: John Huss,David Werther

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697782

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 2959

Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.

Selected Poetry

Author: Goethe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912200

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

View: 7826

'Shall I embrace you, must I let you go? Again you haunt me: come then, hold me fast!' Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical and the works selected in this volume represent over sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as 'Prometheus' he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervour, while 'To the Moon' is an enigmatic meditation on the end of a love affair. The Roman Elegies show Goethe's use of Classical metres in homage to abcient Rome and its poets, and 'The Diary' , supressed for more than a century, is a narrative poem whose eroticism is unusually combined with its morality. Arranged chronologically, David Luke's verse translations are set alonjgside the German orginals to give a picture of Goethe's poetic development. This edition also includes an introduction and notes placing the poems in the context of the poet's life and times.

Legends of the Caucasus

Author: David Hunt

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863568238

Category: Poetry

Page: 374

View: 3464

The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales, anecdotes and proverbs. The one hundred and one legends included in this book reflect the cultures of fourteen different ethnic groups - their dynamism and the matters that concerned them: survival against external dangers, the risk of starvation and the persistence of the family or clan as a coordinated group. Descended from an oral tradition, much of their knowledge was retained in memories and passed down the generations. Yet, with the introduction of the alphabet, the way of life they portray is rapidly becoming extinct. An incomparable collection, Legends of the Caucasus conveys the poetry and romance of these swiftly vanishing tribes. 'This book has brought into light some of the hidden treasures of the Caucasus ... A major contribution not only to the study of the Caucasus, but also to world folklore.' John Colarusso, McMaster University, Canada 'Inventive and meticulous in rendering the extraordinary folk poetry of the many nations of the Caucasus ... [This is] essential reading for anyone seeking an insight into the cultures of the Caucasus.' Donald Rayfield, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Die ersten 5000 Jahre

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608103104

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 7914

Ein radikales Buch im doppelten Wortsinn, denn Graeber packt das Problem der Schulden an der Wurzel, indem er bis zu ihren Anfängen in der Geschichte zurückgeht. Das führt ihn mitten hinein in die Krisenherde unserer Zeit: Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart sind revolutionäre Bewegungen immer in Schuldenkrisen entstanden. Graeber sprengt die moralischen Fesseln, die uns auf das Prinzip der Schulden verpflichten. Denn diese Moral ist eine Waffe in der Hand der Mächtigen. Die weltweite Schuldenwirtschaft ist eine Bankrotterklärung der Ökonomie. Der Autor enttarnt Geld- und Kredittheorien als Mythen, die die Ökonomisierung aller sozialen Beziehungen vorantreiben. Im Kern ist dieses Buch ein hohes Lied auf die Freiheit: Das sumerische Wort »amargi«, das Synonym für Schuldenfreiheit, ist Graeber zufolge das erste Wort für Freiheit in menschlicher Sprache überhaupt. David Graeber ist einer der Begründer der Occupy-Bewegung.

Victory Through the Blood

Author: Juanita Ford

Publisher: Kingdom Builders Publications

ISBN: 0578134888

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 5981

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the power of Jesus Christ and experience the life of the blood of Jesus in your own life. In this book I will explain how important the blood of Jesus is to the believer and those who want the deeper connection to his life, character and holy ethics. The pages will also reveal how we too can conquer and have victory in any and every area of our lives. If we conquer, we win. Here are some subjects enclosed in the book, Victory over strife through the Blood, Covenant of Victory through the Blood, Victory through the Blood for Provision, Victory over enemies through the Blood, Victory in Finances through the Blood to name a few. Take a life changing journey and discover how to have VICTORY THROUGH THE BLOOD.

Wolverine Epic Collection: Blood Debt

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9781302910228

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 488

View: 2668

Origins and obligations! When Wolverine's adopted daughter Amiko finds herself in the middle of a blood feud, Logan must return to Japan! He'll lay his life on the line for hers in a saga involving the Silver Samurai and the Clan Yashida! Then, Wolverine and Deadpool grudgingly join forces to battle an author-turned werewolf...but when a bounty is declared on Wolvie's head, Deadpool plans to collect! Who is after Logan this time - and why? Plus, Wolverine and Spider-Man go underground to face the Mole Man, while Zaran the Weapons Master lies in wait! And a classic for the ages reveals the origin story they said could never be told. Meet sickly young James Howlett -the boy who will one day be Wolverine! COLLECTING: VOL. 13: WOLVERINE (1988) 150-158, ANNUAL '99; WOLVERINE: THE ORIGIN 1-6