The Red Line

Author: Walt Gragg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698409841

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8026

WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War. “Delta-Two, I’ve got tanks through the wire! They’re everywhere!” World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it’s up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood. There’s one thing that’s certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Red Line

Author: Walt Gragg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425283453

Category: FICTION

Page: 528

View: 6306

A blizzard is the perfect cover for a shocking act of Russian aggression. Emboldened by their successful annexation of the Crimea, a power-mad Russian president sends his troops over the border into eastern Germany. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill is the man tasked with making information flow again and getting the Americans back into the game. But it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers and airmen to hold back the flood of Russian troops in order to buy O'Neill the time he needs to bring out the big guns.

Across The Red Line

Stories From The Surgical Life

Author: Richard Karl

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439904375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 4673

In the tradition of Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell, a beautiful book on what it's like to be a surgeon.

Walking the red line

Israelis in search of justice for Palestine

Author: Deena Hurwitz,Resource Center for Nonviolence (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3294

North of the Red Line: Recollections of the Border War by Members of the Sadf and Swatf: 1966 1989

Author: Hanlie Snyman Wroth,Gerry Van Tonder

Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers

ISBN: 9781928211976

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4616

Over the years, much has been written about individuals and the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa s Border War, or Grens Oorlog, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Equally unique, was the exclusive use of social media to invite and encourage individuals to tell their personal stories, without apology or recrimination, and so provide an indelible oral history of the war. Over a period of three years, 21,000 of them spoke: national service troopies, permanent force officers, aviators, aircrew, medics, submariners and padres. Erstwhile antagonists also stepped up to the plate, placing their own personal first-hand experiences amongst those of their enemies of yesterday: Russians, Cubans, Angolans and SWAPO. The story is further enriched by the inclusion of a rich plethora of hitherto unseen unofficial photographs of stolen memories, in a war situation where the taking of any such photographs was strictly prohibited. Veterans unabashedly wear their hearts on their sleeves, speaking of the psychological impact of untold tragedy and grief; of bravery and unmitigated fear; of shenanigans and mischievous escapades to relieve the pressures of war; of miracles and fate; and of camaraderie."

Crossing the Red Line

The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran

Author: Mihrangīz Kār

Publisher: Mazda Pub

ISBN: 9781568591926

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 2195

This book chronicles the life of a woman in Iran, a leading feminist activist and human rights lawyer, under the monarchical and Islamic regimes. It provides a deep insight into the historical processes of social change, demonstrating the current problems of an uneven world.--[book cover]

Namibia's Red Line

The History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border

Author: G. Miescher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137118318

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 5611

Based on archival sources and oral history, this book reconstructs a border-building process in Namibia that spanned more than sixty years. The process commenced with the establishment of a temporary veterinary defence line against rinderpest by the German colonial authorities in the late nineteenth century and ended with the construction of a continuous two-metre-high fence by the South African colonial government sixty years later. This 1250-kilometre fence divides northern from central Namibia even today. The book combines a macro and a micro-perspective and differentiates between cartographic and physical reality. The analysis explores both the colonial state's agency with regard to veterinary and settlement policies and the strategies of Africans and Europeans living close to the border. The analysis also includes the varying perceptions of individuals and populations who lived further north and south of the border and describes their experiences crossing the border as migrant workers, African traders, European settlers and colonial officials. The Red Line's history is understood as a gradual process of segregating livestock and people, and of constructing dichotomies of modern and traditional, healthy and sick, European and African.

Red Line

American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States

Author: P. J. Crowley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255714

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 6827

Over the past quarter century, four consecutive American presidents—two Democrat, two Republican—have spent more time, diplomatic capital, and military resources on Iraq than any other country in the world. Much as the Vietnam syndrome cast a long shadow over American security policy in the decades after the end of the Vietnam War, Iraq provides the commanding narrative for this generation of American leaders. In this book, former Deputy Secretary of State P. J. Crowley, one of America’s most insightful national security commentators, unpacks the legacy of American triumphs and failures in Iraq . He argues that presidents have fallen victim to the Iraq Syndrome—the disconnect between politics, policy, strategy, and narrative—that has hampered America’s foreign policy in the Middle East and hotspots throughout the world. In order to maintain America’s global leadership role, Crowley argues that the next president must realign American’s national security politics, policies, strategies, and narrative for the long term.

The Thin Red Line

Author: James Jones

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215670

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 2960

With “shattering prose,” the New York Times–bestselling author of From Here to Eternity captures the intense combat in the battle of Guadalcanal (San Francisco Chronicle). In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. James Jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Red Line

A Matt Sinclair Mystery

Author: Brian Thiem

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 162953207X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2464

When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside of Oakland, CA is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south... fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed. And it only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up--first at the same bus bench, then around the city. Sinclair is unable to link the victims to each other, and the killer is just getting started. Time is running out on Sinclair's career, not to mention the people closest to him. With Red Line, Brian Thiem, a veteran of the Oakland police department and the Iraq war, has written a nuanced police procedural filled with the kind of insight that could only be written by a detective who has walked the streets and lived the life.

British Petroleum and the Redline Agreement

Author: Edwin Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780914153153

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 2964

How did the West get Middle East Oil? The tense chronicle of the international deceit and strong-arm tactics of men, oil companies and government is laid out in a revealing minute-to-minute drama. Massive research supports this unforgettable revelation by a master of corporate investigation--author Edwin Black.

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A Sins of Ashville Bad Boy Dark Romance Bundle

Author: Skye Callahan

Publisher: The Peasants Revolt LLc


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8187

"“Explosive ride from start to finish. This journey was filled with broken- unforgettable characters, suspense, action, and angst.” (Di, Twisted Sisters) From the bestselling author of Irrevocable comes an adrenaline-packed series where two worlds collide in pain, pleasure, lust, and danger.... I had gone too far. Devlin went beyond that. He'd taken away Katrin, then Aubrey, and given me a haunting shell back. Aubrey's fragile form, painted up to remind me of everything I had lost. Everything I had given up. Worst of all, he'd taken away my escape. My outlet. I could no longer retreat into my world of pain without thinking of the one person who'd captured my heart. The girl I would have promised my life to in an instant. The girl I was forced to watch wither away and die right in front of my eyes. Devlin left me with her doppelganger. Tortured, stripped of everything that had set her apart from every other girl who'd fallen into his trap. Now she slept next to me, waiting to crush my soul again. I thought I had lost the ability to care or feel. I’d spent years locking every emotion behind a thick wall of drugs, sex, and adrenaline. But Aubrey found the cracks, igniting something inside of me I couldn’t escape. And Devlin took that small spark and used it to break through every barrier, releasing all of the built up toxic sensations to slowly corrode my world. Warning!: If you're looking for rainbows, butterflies, and happy endings coated in chocolate and caramel, turn back now! This story deals with dark themes and intense situations that aren't suitable for sensitive readers. If you're looking for an intense roller coaster of emotions and situations that will warp your sense of right and wrong and drag you through the debauched underworld of crime and deceit, then you're in the right place."

From Behind the Red Line

A North American Hockey Player in Russia

Author: Tod Hartje,Lawrence Martin

Publisher: Warwick Pub.

ISBN: 9781895629620

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

View: 881

Here is a fascinating story of a young Harvard-educated varsity jockey star, who travels to Russia in the dying days of the Soviet Union to play elite league hockey.

Behind the Red Line

Political Repression in Sudan

Author: Jemera Rone,Human Rights Watch/Africa,Human Rights Watch (Organization),Africa

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564321640

Category: Political Science

Page: 343

View: 5479

Arrest of Church Leaders

Beyond the Red

Author: Ava Jae

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634506456

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

View: 7917

Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule. Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him. When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.

Red Line

Author: Charles Bowden

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477316612

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 204

View: 5534

“At its best, Red Line can read like an original synthesis of Peter Matthiessen and William Burroughs . . . a brave and interesting book.” —David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Book Review “Charles Bowden’s Red Line is a look at America through the window of the southwest. His vision is as nasty, peculiar, brutal, as it is intriguing and, perhaps, accurate. Bowden offers consciousness rather than consolation, but in order to do anything about our nightmares we must take a cold look and Red Line casts the coldest eye in recent memory.” —Jim Harrison

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung

Author: Zedong Mao

Publisher: China Books

ISBN: 9780835123884

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 1276

This new reprint brings back our best-selling book to date, in the familiar red plastic cover. Still popular as a textbook and primary document of the Cultural Revolution. The book that changed the world and shaped a generation of Chinese people, it contains the essence of Mao's philosophy, political thinking and military strategy.

Red Notice

How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy

Author: Bill Browder

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170931

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 9914

I have to assume that there is a very real chance that Putin or members of his regime will have me killed some day. If I’m killed, you will know who did it. When my enemies read this book, they will know that you know. Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city ... but it’s all true, and it’s a story that needs to be told. LEE CHILD An unburdening, a witness statement and a thriller all at the same time ... electrifying. THE TIMES A shocking true-life thriller. TOM STOPPARD --- In November 2009, the young lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was beaten to death by eight police officers in a freezing cell in a Moscow prison. His crime? Testifying against Russian officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the whitewash of this imprisonment and murder. The killing hasn’t been investigated. It hasn’t been punished. Bill Browder is still campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. This is his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through battles with ruthless oligarchs in turbulent post-Soviet Union Moscow, to the shadowy heart of the Kremlin. With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking political roller-coaster.

Hot Wheels Classic Redline Era

Hot Wheels - Birth of the Redline

Author: Angelo Von Bogart

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440202407

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 8162

Combining candy-colored paint jobs with muscle car attitudes and southern California coo, Hot Wheels cars changed the toy world forever in 1968. For the next 10 years as millions of kids discovered the joy of these miniature marvels, one small characteristic came to define this radical die-cast era: the thin red line on the cars tires. &break;&break;Hot Wheels Classics: The Redline Era proudly showcases more than 500 spectacular color photos (so come of the finest cars of this groundbreaking time.) Sprinkled throughout the visual and historical feast, you'll enjoy the commentary from legendary car designer Larry Wood and other Mattel designers. &break;&break;More than 40 years of introduction, Hot Wheels cars have experienced a multitude of changes, incredible success, trials and tribulations, and ultimately crafted one of the greatest American toy stories of all time. Yet is one single feature from decades past that skill defines for many their greatest: the Redline.