The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.
An Untold Story of American Valor
Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Political Science
In a lonely army outpost, a group of misfits waits for rescue—or death A few minutes before midnight in the barren New Mexico desert, Big John leads a prisoner to his doom. Although only nineteen years old, the boy is a killer, and will be hanged as soon as they reach the next town. But between these men and civilization lies an expanse of hell. Not far from the outpost, they find a family slaughtered by the Comanche. The outpost should mean safety, but the army has gone to hunt the Indians, leaving behind no one but a tubercular corporal, a green lieutenant, and a group of wandering ladies. The party hunkers down to pray for reinforcements, but there will be more arrivals at the outpost before the Comanche strike. As Big John waits for deliverance, he wonders where the real danger lies—in the moonlit desert sands, or inside the walls of the fort.
Author: Paul Lederer
Publisher: Open Road Media
THE OUTPOST THE METRO 2033 SAGA COMES TO AMERICA From the mastermind of the world-famous post-apocalyptic METRO saga Dmitry Glukhovsky - now a new story set in America! It's been decades since the Last War ravaged the entire Earth, devastating cities, wiping out entire nations and decimating the mankind. While on the other end of the planet the few survivors are hiding in the tunnels of subway, back in America it's the age of Frontier again. Those who made it from nuclear flames of enemies' bombs and survived pandemics that followed have found their only refuge in the Outposts - fortresses constructed on America's only remaining road - the railway. The Outpost of Plattsburgh sits on the frontier of great wastelands, on the very edge of darkness. And out of this darkness, anything can come, lured by the light and the human warmth... Janis is just seventeen. All she dreams about is to hop onboard of an ironclad train and run away to the flourishing South - and start a new life there. She's free to go - and yet she's tied to the Outpost forever...
America: A Metro 2033 Universe Graphic Novel
Author: Dmitry Glukhovskiy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publisher: Alex Frishberg
In the summer of 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry and a crew of twenty-one men set out on the Proteus to explore the then relatively-unknown Arctic Circle. During their three-year journey, the Lady Franklin Bay expedition, as it came to be known, was meant to ascertain new astronomical data, to establish an observation station, and to record other meteorological data. And while they did accomplish those tasks, the crew of the Proteus will instead forever be remembered for the catastrophe that they encountered, one that yielded few survivors. After a relatively calm first year in the Arctic, the members of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition grew increasingly desperate as ships carrying essential supplies—food, clothing, and building materials, among other items—failed to reach them due to increasingly perilous conditions. Slowly but surely the harsh weather and low supplies decimated the crew, as one by one they succumbed to the merciless Arctic. When a rescue vessel finally reached the Proteus in 1884, only six members of the original expedition remained. Told in concise prose with stunning clarity, Proteus crew member David L. Brainard's Outpost of the Lost is an inspiring account of human spirit and perseverance, and is not be missed by any armchair adventurer or history buff.
An Arctic Adventure
Author: Brainard, David L.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the author of The Coppersmith Farmhouse and The Lucky Heart comes another standalone novel in the Jamison Valley Series, perfect for fans of Helen Hardt, Kristen Ashley, and Linda Howard.
Author: Devney Perry
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Author: Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Ein atemberaubender Endzeitroman voller Abenteuer und großer Gefühle Im Untergrund galt die junge Zwei als Erwachsene. Auf der Oberfläche für die Menschen in der Zuflucht ist sie jedoch nur eine Göre, die noch eine Menge lernen muss. Und auch ihr alter Jagdpartner Bleich hält Zwei auf Distanz. Verwirrt und einsam sucht sie nach einem Ausweg und schließt sich der Sommerpatrouille an, die die Menschen auf den Erntefeldern beschützen soll. Eigentlich ein Routinejob, doch die Freaks sind schlauer geworden. Sie beobachten, warten und planen. Und sie haben nicht vor, die Zuflucht zu verschonen.
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
The illegitimate child of a regimental sergeant major and a NAAFI manageress, Hallelujah Brown named after her Jamaican grandmother grows up with the army, and so develops an intimate understanding of its ways, as well as a very thick skin. Meanwhile, a crisis threatens a small British military post in the tiny African state of Maveria. When Hallelujah, now with Intelligence, is despatched to evaluate the ageing commanding officer's declining mental powers, events overtake the army's plans, and she is forced to relieve him of his command and lead the defence of the post against the Liboonese army. Faced not just with superior numbers, but also with the hurdles the army presents to a mixed-race female, can Hallelujah possibly win through?
Author: Gerald Hammond
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Excerpt from Ireland the Outpost Ireland has lain in the path of great migrations, from Berber Africa, from the mouths of Frisian rivers, from the viks and fjords of the sterner northlands. From her own drowned valleys, the harbours that knew the ships of Gades and of Gaul, her people have moved westward and linked the Old world with the new. At times she catches the light that ﬂoods across from Europe, and adds to its brightness the ardent glow of her response. At times the seawmist gathers along her mountain-barriers, and she sinks back into the haze of the Atlantic, elusive' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Grenville A. J. Cole
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Jake Tapper exposes the origins of one of the Afghan War's deadliest battles for U.S. forces and details the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their commanders in Washington, D.C. and a war built on constantly shifting sands.
An Untold Story of American Valor
Author: Tapper Jake 3m Company
Category: Afghan War, 2001-
BARACK OBAMA - Hoffnung, Aufbruch, Krisen, Alltag – Zeit für eine Zwischenbilanz Barack Obama begann seine Präsidentschaft als neuer Superstar der internationalen Politik, ersehnt von Menschen auf der ganzen Welt als Hoffnungsträger und Heilsbringer. Inzwischen ist er auf dem Boden der mühsamen Tagespolitik angekommen, bedrängt von ungelösten Konflikten in Nahost und Afghanistan und Krisen im eigenen Land. Wird er den Vorschusslorbeeren noch gerecht? Journalistenlegende Bob Woodward schafft es wie kein Zweiter in Washington, sich Zugang zu den brisanten Geheimnissen der Regierenden zu verschaffen. In seinem neuen Buch gibt er erstmals einen tiefen Einblick in die Arbeit des US-Präsidenten jenseits der offiziellen Kommunikation des Weißen Hauses. Schon bald muss sich Obama wieder dem Wahlkampf stellen, da kommt Woodwards spannend erzählte Zwischenbilanz, die vor allem auch den Außenpolitiker Obama in den Blick nimmt, zur rechten Zeit. • Das neue Buch des weltweit bekannten Bestsellerautors • Der erste Blick hinter die Kulissen der Obama-Regierung
Zerreißprobe einer Präsidentschaft
Author: Bob Woodward
Category: Social Science
some forgotten incidents in the life of an old and stout-hearted commonwealth
Author: George Otis Smith
Category: Business & Economics
A memoir of the author's career with the space shuttle program describes his work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard Discovery and Atlantis.
The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
Author: Mike Mullane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Close-quarters combat during the Korean War
U. S. Marines in Korea 1952
Author: Lee Ballenger
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated