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Storm Landings

Author : Joseph Alexander
ISBN : 9781612512662
Genre : History
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The Pacific War changed abruptly in November 1943 when Admiral Chester Nimitz unleashed a new offensive across the Central Pacific, spearheaded by fast carrier task forces and U.S. Marines. The sudden American proclivity for bold amphibious assaults into the teeth of prepared defenses astonished Japanese commanders. This is the story of seven relentless 'storm landings' executed against murderous enemy fire. Alexander s book vividly portrays the sheer drama of these three-dimensional battles whose magnitude and ferocity may never again be seen in this world.

Swift Silent And Deadly

Author : Bruce Meyers
ISBN : 9781612515021
Genre : History
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An experienced reconnaissance Marine officer, Bruce Meyers paints a colorful and accurate picture of the special recon landings that preceded every major amphibious operation in the Pacific War. Credited with saving countless lives, these Marine scouts went in stealthily at night from submarines, PT boats, Catalinas, and high-speed transports. Swift, silent, and deadly, they landed on more than two hundred enemy beaches, from Tarawa to Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa to collect intelligence on potential landing sites. They measured water depths, charted coral heads, gathered soil samples, sought out enemy locations, and took photographs. In short, they obtained information vital to the success of American operations in the Pacific. This book represents the first time World War II Marine recon landings have been chronicled. Meyers explains that only the story of their contributions in later wars has been previously documented. His book describes the start of it all, letting readers join the men as they slip over the sides of their rubber boats and make their way inland. Only now can the public appreciate the accomplishments of these daring and intrepid Marines.

Camp Colt To Desert Storm

Author : George F. Hofmann
ISBN : 9780813146584
Genre : History
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The tank revolutionized the battlefield in World War II. In the years since, additional technological developments--including nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, computer assisted firing, and satellite navigation--have continued to transform the face of combat. The only complete history of U.S. armed forces from the advent of the tank in battle during World War I to the campaign to drive Iraq out of Kuwait in 1991, Camp Colt to Desert Storm traces the development of doctrine for operations at the tactical and operational levels of war and translates this fighting doctrine into the development of equipment.

Dragon Alliance Dark Storm

Author : J. Michael Flück
ISBN : 9781483654133
Genre : Fiction
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The Dragon Alliance Republic, the beacon of light and hope of freedom for the world, is now being threatened by dark clouds on its horizon. In Dark Storm, the second book in the Dragon Alliance series, the dragons and sorcerers of the Morgathian Empire on the offensive. Mkel and his might gold dragon, Gallanth the most powerful rider and dragon in the Alliance are faced with both formidable challenges from the evil chromatic dragons as well as difficult decisions that could cost their lives and those of their soldiers. They must also be on guard as their adversary, the evil arch dragon Tiamat and her Talon Covenant, starts to execute their diabolical plan. Meanwhile, a large-scale battle erupts in the fire giant lands as their huge army tries to invade the eastern border of the Alliance. The dragon riders, targeted by a secret order of assassins, must prepare to fight the deadliest threat the Alliance has since the Great War.

Halsey S Typhoon

Author : Bob Drury
ISBN : 1555846297
Genre : History
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This account of a disaster at sea during World War II is “a powerful and engrossing story of tragedy, survival, and heroism” (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down). In the final days of 1944, Admiral William “Bull” Halsey is the Pacific theater’s most popular and colorful naval hero. After a string of victories, the “Fighting Admiral” and his thirty-thousand-man Third Fleet are charged with protecting General MacArthur’s flank during the invasion of the Philippine island of Mindoro. But in the midst of the landings, Halsey attempts a complicated refueling maneuver—and unwittingly drives his 170 ships into the teeth of a massive typhoon. Halsey’s men find themselves battling ninety-foot waves and 150 mph winds. Amid the chaos, three ships are sunk and nearly nine hundred sailors and officers are swept into the Philippine Sea. For three days, small bands of survivors battle dehydration, exhaustion, sharks, and the elements, awaiting rescue. It will be up to courageous lieutenant commander Henry Lee Plage to defy orders and sail his tiny destroyer escort, the USS Tabberer, back into the storm to rescue drifting sailors. Revealing a little-known chapter of WWII history in absorbing detail, this is “a vivid tale of tragedy and gallantry at sea.” (Publishers Weekly).

The Storm Of War

Author : Andrew Roberts
ISBN : 9780062079473
Genre : History
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"Roberts'spopulist approach makes for a rollicking good read and never comes at theexpense of accuracy. His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is trulyimpressive and his ability to marshal these subjects into a single compellingnarrative stunning." —The Daily Telegraph Hailedby The Economist as “Britain’s finest military historian” forbestsellers such as Masters and Commanders and Waterloo, AndrewRoberts offers a magisterial new history of World War II and the Axis strategythat led the Germans and Japanese to their eventual defeat. Perfect for readershoping to gain new insight into WWII’s pivotal battles and campaigns, fromDunkirk to D-Day, The Storm of War is a powerful, penetrating, andcompulsively readable examination of the causes, currents, and consequences ofthe Second World War.

Southern Storm

Author : Samme Chittum
ISBN : 9781588346100
Genre : Transportation
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The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future. On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and behind him the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard. The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying eighty-one passengers and four crew members en route to Atlanta when it entered a massive thunderstorm cell that turned into a dangerous cocktail of rain, hail, and lightning. Forced down onto a highway, the plane cut a swath of devastation through the small town of New Hope, breaking apart and killing bystanders on the ground before coming to rest in Hurst's front yard. Ultimately, only twenty-two people would survive the crash of Flight 242, and urgent questions immediately arose. What caused the pilots to fly into the storm instead of away from it? Could the crash have been prevented? Southern Storm addresses these issues and many more, offering a fascinating insider's look at this dramatic disaster and the systemic overhauls that followed it.

Seasonal Abundance Size Distribution And Blood Biochemical Values Of Loggerheads Caretta Caretta In Port Canaveral Ship Channel Florida

Author : Alan B. Bolten
ISBN : UCSD:31822009148404
Genre : Loggerhead turtle
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Desert Storm At Sea

Author : Marvin Pokrant
ISBN : 0313310246
Genre : History
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Examines the formidable challenges the U.S. Navy faced and overcame during Operation Desert Storm, the largest naval operation since World War II.

The Effects Of Tropical Storm Agnes On The Chesapeake Bay Estuarine System

Author : Chesapeake Research Consortium
ISBN : UVA:X030448025
Genre : Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
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