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The 4th Marine Division In World War II

by 1st Lieut. John C. Chapin

The major ground component of the active Marine Corps Reserve is the 4th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. The combat record of this division in World War II was exemplary; in the short space of one year it participated in four major amphibious assaults and won two presidential citations. The interest in its battle record among the reservists who now serve in its ranks has prompted the republication of this brief history, originally published in August 1945 and reprinted in 1974. This new reprint contains a brief history of the reserve 4th Division, written by Colonel Joseph B. Ruth, USMCR, a former member of the 25th Marines. Also included are copies of the division's lineage and honors, a list of its commanders, and a list of its units and their locations.The author of the 1945 history, then First Lieutenant John C. Chapin, served in the 3d Battalion, 24th Marines of the 4th Division. Assigned to the Historical Division when he recovered from wounds received in combat in Saipan, he completed this history and a similar one of the 5th Marine Division before his release from active duty.--E.H. Simmons, Brigadier General, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Director of Marine Corps History and Museums


by 2nd Lieut. Kenneth W. Simmons

Kenneth W. Simmons was a bombardier onboard one of the B-24 liberators of 389th Bombardment Group stationed in Europe during the Second World War. As the war ground to a close he had the sheer bad luck to be shot down in October 1944 near Bad Kreuznach and was captured and made prisoner of war. In this book he gives a vivid description of the life of POWs in the American section of Stalag Luft III (in what is now Poland) during the final months of the war, ending with the winter forced-march away from the camp, escaping the advancing Russian troops, and eventually being liberated.

Confidential Source Ninety-Six: The Making Of America's Preeminent Confidential Informant

by C. S. 96

A HARROWING JOURNEY INSIDE THE HIDDEN WORLD OF DRUG CARTELS BY ONE OF THE TOP CRIMINAL INFORMANTS IN U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT HISTORY.The men he put behind bars know him as Roman Caribe or one of the dozens of other aliases he has used undercover. His handlers in the DEA, ICE, and FBI know him as Confidential Source Ninety-Six, or C.S. 96, named for the year he confronted the sins of his life atop a massive drug distribution ring and flipped, becoming law enforcement's secret weapon. In Confidential Source Ninety-Six, Caribe tells the extraordinary story of his transformation into America's most successful informant in terms of total narcotics seized--from the years of trafficking cocaine and marijuana across the U.S. for a terrifying drug lord, eventually becoming that man's number two, to his decision to defect and trade sides. In his first mission, Caribe set his sights on his onetime boss's brutal operation. In his next, he broke all protocol and made a daring foray into the notorious Fuentes Cartel, where he took down a family that was smuggling tons of drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border.As Caribe launched his career as a confidential source, finding his faith and seeking to finally do right by his stoic wife, Inez, and his four children, his marriage became stressed in new ways, the risks to his family unimaginable if he made a single mistake on the job. He found himself looking over his shoulder every day, knowing that with each drug ring or kingpin he destroyed, he made another dangerous enemy. For as long as he continued the high stakes work, he would survive on the cunning of his tradecraft and his ability to improvise in the most terrifying circumstances. Unfolding in Southern California mansions, makeshift DEA trailers deep in the redwood forest, drug fronts in Spanish Harlem, fast-food parking lots where kilograms of cocaine and heroin change hands, and around the dinner table where Caribe began mentoring at-risk youth to help them avoid the mistakes he made, Confidential Source Ninety-Six is the epic saga of one man's quest to redeem himself and a thrilling look at the law enforcement battle that rages in the shadows of our nation.

The Wizard of Linn

by A. E. Van Vogt

Earth was helpless after the atomic holocaust--ready prey for the worst threat of all, the invaders from an alien galaxy...WAS MAN DOOMED FOREVER TO SENDING MESSAGES BY SMOKE SIGNALS?The Earth, after the atomic holocaust, had reverted to a strange kind of barbarism where men could build space ships but could not communicate except by the most primitive means.So it was a sickening shock to Lord Clane Linn when he captured one of the alien invader's space ships and discovered that their central headquarters in another galaxy was sending them messages and getting answers.There was no possibility of sneak attack against such an enemy. With this weapon alone the aliens could win the war--unless Earthmen discovered the secret and how to use it...before the next assault.ALONE AGAINST THE UNIVERSEThe alien Riss were coming to destroy Earth. Everyone knew it, but they did nothing. They were too busy fighting among themselves, planning bigger spectacles for the arena and engaging in petty intrigues to gain petty power.Only the mutant, Clane, knew how to fight the Riss. But he could count on no support from his fellow Earthmen. This was a task he must perform unaided...

The Life Of A Regimental Officer During The Great War — 1793-1815: Compiled From The Correspondence Of Colonel Samuel Rice, C.B., K.H. 51st Light Infantry And From Other Sources

by A. F. Mockler-Ferryman Colonel Samuel Rice C.B., K.H.

The 51st Light Infantry, or 52nd as they were numbered during the French wars, were always viewed as a crack unit within the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular army. As a part of the Light Division, they formed part of the skirmish screen that would be the first to strike during an advance and the last bulwark of defence during a retreat.Colonel Samuel Rice fought in all of the 51st campaigns during the period starting as the most junior of officers, an ensign rising to the rank of Lt.-Colonel in November 1813. He fought in the engagements at Coruña, Fuentes d'Oñoro, Cuidad Rodrigo, the storm of Badajoz, Salamanca, San Murcial and Orthez. He also saw service on Corsica, Cape of Good Hope, Sri Lanka and at Waterloo near Hougomont. His letters are blended into a tight and gripping narrative by Antony Mockler-Ferryman, blending a historical overview with the eye-witness details of the individual.Author -- Mockler-Ferryman, A. F. 1856-1930.Author -- Colonel Samuel Rice, C.B., K.H.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and sons, 1913. Original Page Count - xv, 326 pages.

In The Firing Line: Stories Of The War By Land And Sea

by A. St. John Adcock

Arthur St. John Adcock was a novelist and poet of great repute in the early decades of the twentieth century. A noted journalist on Fleet Street, his great experience and literary acumen were ideal qualifications to produce this anthology volume of war stories from the frontlines of the First World War. Weaving the letters, diaries and reminiscences of the eye-witnesses, soldiers and officers who fought during the opening months of the war, he covers the battles around Mons, the destruction of Louvain, the fighting at Ypres and the first battle of the Marne and naval engagements in the North Sea.Well worth a read.

In The Beginning: Critical Concepts For The Study Of The Bible

by James Aageson

A short introduction to the Bible, this text provides readers with insights into reading and studying the Bible.

Cœurs migrants

by Isabella Abad Gwenaëlle Taffin

Lorsque Victoria, belle infirmière espagnole dans la trentainre, s´offrit comme volontaire pour travailler avec les déplacés dans le Maghreb africain, elle ne s´était jamais attendue à ce que sa vie prenne un virage si inespéré. Emue jusqu´à la moelle par la tragédie d´autrui, elle verra cependant comment cette dernière s´acharne sur elle en étant objet d´un attentat terroriste. Abandonnée dans le désert pour mourir, elle sera secourue par un clan touareg mené par un métisse brun, Usem Obligée par les circonstances à coexister avec la tribu durant des mois, elle verra croître en elle la passion et le désir envers son sauveur. Cela se transformera en amour correspondu et consommé, mais son désir de retourner en Europe et les obligations de lui envers son père les sépareront, imposant entre eux le mur du temps et de la distance. Séparés par des miliers de kilomètres ils referont leurs vies avec la ferme conviction que ces dernières seraient à peine des ombres de ce qui aurait pu être. Usem aura la pire partie, affrontant un destin qui le provoque et l´oblige à vivre la douleur du déracinement, le fanatisme, la mort et l´exil. Responsable pour la chance de son clan, il verra cependant se briser son unité aux mains de son demi-frère Badis, qui le hait. La protection de sa famille l´obligera à un exode de centaines de kilomètes à la recherche d´une vie nouvelle et sûre, laquelle naufragera inévitablement. Le désespoir le précipitera dans les eaux de la Mediterrannée avec leurs conséquentes déboires et tragédies. La vie trouvera les amants plusieurs années après dans des circonstances différentes. Pourront ils refaire leur vie et changer le destin?

Rutas ambiciosas

by Aaron Abarca

Las ambiciones son el anhelo de tu futuro, porque vuestro presente jamás está satisfecho. El sanguinario Dante, rey de la tribu de los Zuge, alentado por una codicia sin límites ansía hacerse con el control de todo Hasme. En mitad de la batalla, una certera flecha disparada por su amada, Mía, acaba con su vida. Pero Tánatos, el dios de la muerte, le reserva un castigo al difunto monarca: convertido en un espectro velará los pasos de su amada para toda la eternidad. Zetros, quien fuera el hombre de confianza de Dante, es ahora el nuevo rey de los Zugue. Decidido a enmendar los errores de su antecesor y poner fin a la barbarie pide ayuda a Gabriel, príncipe de la tribu de los Ibekanis, su aliado en su lucha contra las huestes del comandante Hawk, al mando de las tropas militares. Mientras tanto, en el Norte, el coronel Fausto obedece órdenes de mantener el estado en paz y armonía... Una nueva batalla acaba de comenzar. Una lucha donde el ingenio, la pasión y la ambición determinarán el futuro de estos hombres y guiarán sus pasos hacia la victoria final.

My Revision Notes: Edexcel A level Psychology

by Ali Abbas

Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced teacher and examiner XXX. Use a selection of examples activities to improve your understanding of psychological concepts. Apply psychological terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words.- Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner- Use the expert tips to clarify key points- Avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice- Test yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it- Get exam ready with last minute quick quizzes at

New York in the Thirties (New York City)

by Berenice Abbott

Nearly 100 classic images by noted photographer: Rockefeller Center on the rise, Bowery restaurants, dramatic views of the City's bridges, Washington Square, old movie houses, rows of old tenements laced with laundry, Wall Street, Flatiron Building, waterfront, and many other landmarks.


by Edwin A. Abbott

Flatland follows the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women - thin, straight lines - are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions-a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world.

The Nazi 88 Made Believers

by Henry P. Abbott

Major Harry Abbott wrote this book of his experiences as the military chaplain of Combat Command B of the 13th Armored Regiment of the 1st Armored Division during the North African campaign soon after returning Stateside. He and his fellow chaplains made ceaseless efforts to care for the spiritual and physical needs of the men in their charge. He was frequently called upon to tend to the sick and wounded, he attested to the tremendous courage displayed by the GIs of his unit as they grappled with the veteran Afrika Korps in North Africa. As alluded to in the title many of his charges faced their religious decisions differently under the fired of the deadly German 88 anti-tank gun; he assiduously noted that "there are no atheists in foxholes." Also in charge of the burial parties sent to ensure the proper respect for the fallen, he describes this lesser known part of the US military effort. Illustrated throughout with his own photographs.

Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky

by John S. C. Abbott

<P> Daniel Boone is regarded as the first real American folk hero. Without his cunning bravery, settlement west of the Appalachians may not have been made possible for years. Boone’s Wilderness Road, which is still used today, helped bridge the Cumberland Gap, granting access to the state of Kentucky from Pennsylvania. Thanks to the writing of John S. C. Abbot, the life and genius of Boone can truly be appreciated through Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky. Find out just how Boone crafted his Wilderness Trail, what he did to make it happen, and how he overcame the struggles of life in late eighteenth century America. <P> All of Boone’s greatest achievements can be found in Abbott’s words, including: <br>* The birth of Wilderness Road <br>* Boone’s time served in the Revolutionary War <br>* How he managed to live among the Shawnee Native American warriors <br>* His time in the Virginia General Assembly <br> Daniel Boone lived a modest life in his later years, settling down in St. Louis, where he managed land for the rest of his life. If it were not for Abbott’s book, the real story of Daniel Boone may never have been told. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more.

Early Education Transformed

by Lesley Abbott Dr Helen Moylett Helen Moylett

Early Education Reformed provides a strong foundation of knowledge about aspects of early years education, by summarising the current status and outlining paths of development for now and the future. Specially commissioned papers by some of the most respected academics currently working in the field of early childhood and education means that this book will be essential reading for early years teachers and staff, social and child-care workers, researchers and policy-makers.

My Revision Notes OCR GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies

by Lorraine Abbott

Target success in OCR GCSE Religious Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide you can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge.With My Revision Notes you can:- Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner- Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage- Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks (with answers online)- Improve exam technique through practice questions and expert tips

Keeping Hope Alive

by Hawa Abdi Sarah J. Robbins

The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people located a few miles from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia. Since 1991, when the Somali government collapsed, famine struck, and aid groups fled, she has dedicated herself to providing help for people whose lives have been shattered by violence and poverty. She turned her 1300 acres of farmland into a camp that has numbered up to 90,000 displaced people, ignoring the clan lines that have often served to divide the country. She inspired her daughters, Deqo and Amina, to become doctors. Together, they have saved tens of thousands of lives in her hospital, while providing an education to hundreds of displaced children. In 2010, Dr. Abdi was kidnapped by radical insurgents, who also destroyed much of her hospital, simply because she was a woman. She, along with media pressure, convinced the rebels to let her go, and she demanded and received a written apology.Dr. Abdi's story of incomprehensible bravery and perseverance will inspire readers everywhere...

This Was Railroading, Part 1 (This Was Railroading #1)

by George B. Abdill

This is Part 1 of a historical collection of rare photos and true stories about the tracks, trains and trainmen of the Pacific Northwest…including Northern California.Railroading is the massive Mallet and the caboose hop. It is the lonely track walker, the roundhouse rumors, the water tender, the engineer’s long-spouted oil can. It is the age of steam centered in the most romantic field of industry and commerce ever to intrigue Mr. America. And here in this book of beauty and memory is the graphic story of railroading as the “New West” saw it and rode with it.Railroading to author George B. Abdill is the sound and picture of black bulk streaking and shrieking through the night with a jet of steam trailing back along the boiler. He saw and heard this as a boy on an Oregon farm and has carried it in his heart ever since. Now as a Southern Pacific engineer—“hoghead” to you—and a dedicated collector of railroadiana, he raises the lid of his personal locker to all other railroaders, active and armchair.Get into the cab and as Engineer Abdill steams up the grade he’ll spin you tales of the rails and illustrate them with a part of his precious collection, many of these photographs museum pieces of the first water, most of them never before published, all are rare.

This Was Railroading, Part 2 (This Was Railroading #2)

by George B. Abdill

This is Part 2 of a historical collection of rare photos and true stories about the tracks, trains and trainmen of the Pacific Northwest…including Northern California.Railroading is the massive Mallet and the caboose hop. It is the lonely track walker, the roundhouse rumors, the water tender, the engineer’s long-spouted oil can. It is the age of steam centered in the most romantic field of industry and commerce ever to intrigue Mr. America. And here in this book of beauty and memory is the graphic story of railroading as the “New West” saw it and rode with it.Railroading to author George B. Abdill is the sound and picture of black bulk streaking and shrieking through the night with a jet of steam trailing back along the boiler. He saw and heard this as a boy on an Oregon farm and has carried it in his heart ever since. Now as a Southern Pacific engineer—”hoghead” to you—and a dedicated collector of railroadiana, he raises the lid of his personal locker to all other railroaders, active and armchair.Get into the cab and as Engineer Abdill steams up the grade he’ll spin you tales of the rails and illustrate them with a part of his precious collection, many of these photographs museum pieces of the first water, most of them never before published, all are rare.

Fundamentals of Sustainable Drilling Engineering

by Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Majed M. E. Hossain

The book clearly explains the concepts of the drilling engineering and presents the existing knowledge ranging from the history of drilling technology to well completion. This textbook takes on the difficult issue of sustainability in drilling engineering and tries to present the engineering terminologies in a clear manner so that the new hire, as well as the veteran driller, will be able to understand the drilling concepts with minimum effort. This textbook is an excellent resource for petroleum engineering students, drilling engineers, supervisors & managers, researchers and environmental engineers for planning every aspect of rig operations in the most sustainable, environmentally responsible manner, using the most up-to-date technological advancements in equipment and processes.


by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Anthony Walton

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.

Talks With Great Composers: Candid Conversations With Brahms, Puccini, Strauss, And Others (Wisdom Library Ser.)

by Arthur M. Abell

Who does not ponder what inspires creativity? Why does one person excel as a doctor, another as an artist, and yet a third as a composer? Why do some fortunate people seem overly endowed with an abundance of creativity--this most precious of gifts--and others with little or none at all? Can creative inspiration be nurtured slowly and, suddenly, spring forth to mesmerize and enchant the world?In the words of Emanuel Ax, we are given "fascinating glimpses into the innermost thoughts of some of our greatest composers" in this series of intimate and deeply felt conversations between Arthur Abell and Brahms, Puccini, Strauss, Humperdinck, Bruch, and Grieg. And through these revelations, one can understand with greater clarity the essence of genius.In its entirety, the book is a paean to both the musical world and to those few who achieved greatness during the latter part of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. We cannot fail to be deeply impressed by the intense outpouring of emotion demanded by great creative endeavor. And here, nothing is spared. We are privy to the highs and lows--the great triumphs and the wrenching failures.Talks with Great Composers brings to life the thoughts, fears, self-doubt, inherent religiosity, and the unparalleled joys that, by the end of the book, we come to appreciate must accompany all of life's greatest challenges and accomplishments.

Authentic: Relationships From The Inside Out

by Sarah Abell

"[Authentic] offers hope to anyone who has ever wished for stronger friendships, deeper relationships - and to be a better person? Rob Parsons, Care for the Family97.5% of people admit their relationships could be improved64% of people don?t think they give enough time to their close friendships59% of single people often feel lonely80% of people don?t respect their bossAre your friendships as strong as you?d like them to be? Are you struggling with a relationship at the moment? Have you ever wondered why some people make you react in a certain way. Perhaps you long for more time to spend with your loved ones, or for loved ones that you would want to spend more time with. Do you wish you didn?t lose your temper so much or that you could express your emotions more easily? Would you like to understand those around you better? If you want to have genuine, meaningful relationships with anyone everyone in your life AUTHENTIC is the book for you. Full of practical advice, it will show you how to invest in authentic relationships - one of the most rewarding adventures we can ever undertake.

A Philosophy Of Interior Design (Icon Editions Ser.)

by Stanley Abercrombie

This book explores and explains the fundamentals of interior design. Because it does not emphasize current trends and fashion, its value will be long lasting.

Never Mind the Bullocks: One Girl's 10,000 km Adventure around India in the Worlds Cheapest Car

by Vanessa Able

**A Scotsman Non-Fiction Book of the Year** Vanessa Able wanted a truly independent Indian adventure, but nothing prepared her for the noise, chaos and terror of driving 10,000 km around the subcontinent or for finding the love of her life. Behind the wheel of a yellow Tata Nano (the world s cheapest car), Vanessa steers the reader through a hilarious, high-octane adventure. Taking any help she can get from loopy spiritual gurus to professional driving instructors, and even a divine insurance policy she drives her way around an alien road network through India s white-knuckle traffic where vehicle size, full-beam lights and roads that simply disappear seem to trump all common sense. Narrowly escaping death by truck, she learns the real rules of the road, the vehicle pecking order, what to do when the SH11T hits the fan and to appreciate the true kings of the dusty tarmac: the bullocks. En route, she falls hopelessly in love with a mathematician named Thor who might be, ironically, the worst driver she s ever met. Their romance does not start promisingly the first rendezvous is interrupted by that universal passion-killer, Delhi belly but will they survive unexpected sheep-jams, a car full of elephant slime, and the endless cacophony of horns?

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