Download E-books Traitor (John Stratton) PDF

By Duncan Falconer

After a surveillance challenge in Sevastopol is going badly unsuitable, Stratton unearths himself doing penance at MI16, the government's clandestine supplier that creates guns apparatus for specified forces and the key service.
yet Sevastopol has all started whatever. within the North Sea a group of hijackers take over the enormous Morpheus oil platform. they're tough billion funds. within twenty-four hours. Or the our bodies will commence falling.
With the SBS overstretched and its surveillance group locked down, there's just one choice: Stratton and a crew of unproven operatives from MI16. Stratton is familiar with he has to redeem himself and he additionally has his personal time table. one of many males at the rig is an outdated good friend. And Stratton intends to save lots of him.
yet considered one of Stratton's crew isn't really what they seem like. A traitor. With a perilous time table in their personal. And Morpheus is simply the beginning.
this is often the incendiary 6th mystery within the Stratton sequence via the UK's prime ex-SF expert.

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Download E-books International Directory of Military Aircraft, 1996/97 PDF

By Gerard Frawley

The inaugural and because outmoded version of the single biennial listing of the world's army plane. It positive factors over 280 person army airplane kinds (from the Eurofighter to the UH-60 Black Hawk, MiG-21, C-130 Hercules and T-6 Texan) and their many person variations which are at present in carrier or lower than improvement. each one plane directory includes a photo and information of its powerplant/s, functionality, weights, dimensions, armament, lodging, operators, and improvement and operational heritage. additionally it includes a directory of the inventories of the world's air fingers and a concise evaluation of the foremost advancements and traits of the earlier years on this planet of army aviation. complete color with three hundred+ images.

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Download E-books The Battle of Flodden 1513 PDF

By John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville

The conflict of Flodden in 1513 was once the biggest conflict ever to occur among England and Scotland. James IV himself led a military of 30,000 males over the border into England, ostensibly in revenge for the homicide of a Scotsman 5 years prior, yet in truth to aid their best friend the French by way of diverting the forces of guns and strategies (their officials have been within the entrance line and so they used accounts opposed to English pikes), whereas the English deployed extra exact artillery and their vaunted longbowmen. King James was once killed within reach of the English commander, Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, whereas top a cost opposed to him; with their chief and lots of in their officials killed, the Scots have been in disarray, and the English victory used to be decisive. army historian John Sadler's account of the conflict is the 1st for a decade, and is released to mark its five hundredth anniversary.

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Download E-books Around the World Submerged: the Voyage of the Triton PDF

While the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton used to be commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. seashore, deliberate a regimen shakedown cruise within the North Atlantic. weeks earlier than the scheduled cruise, in spite of the fact that, seashore used to be summoned to Washington and advised of the rapid necessity to end up the reliability of the Rickover-conceived submarine. His new mystery orders have been to take the Triton worldwide, completely submerged the complete distance.

This is Beach's gripping firsthand account of what went on through the 36,000 nautical-mile voyage whose checklist for velocity and persistence nonetheless stands at the present time. It brings to lifestyles the various annoying occasions within the old trip: the malfunction of the fundamental fathometer that indicated the site of undersea mountains and shallow waters, the surprising agonizing disease of a senior petty officer, and the intense issues of the ship's major hydraulic oil approach. Intensely dramatic, Beach's chronicle additionally describes the mental stresses of the adventure and a few touching moments shared via the team. A skillful tale teller, he recounts the event in such aspect that readers consider they've been alongside for the experience of a lifetime.

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Download E-books Empire (Star Force Series) PDF

By B. V. Larson

Kyle Riggs has been clear of Earth for an extended time…what’s taking place again domestic? In EMPIRE, the 6th publication of the celebrity strength sequence, the tale strikes in a brand new course. Earth falls quiet, and the few experiences popping out of the homeworld are more and more unusual. remoted within the Eden process, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance opposed to him. overwhelmed among titanic fleets, the final defenders of big name strength needs to forge their very own alliance with the biotic extraterrestrial beings. yet which alien race can Riggs really belief? EMPIRE is an army technological know-how fiction novel through bestselling writer B. V. Larson.

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Download E-books Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World PDF

By Jacqueline Yallop

In the course of the 19th century, British creditors have been one of the such a lot lively, passionate and whimsical on this planet. Drawing on journals, eye-witness bills and information reviews, Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves tells the tales of a few of the period's so much fascinating creditors, following their unsafe trips around the globe. toward domestic, it explores the perils of dodgy dealing and forgery, the cut-throat international of the trendy London industry and the aggressive spirit that drove the country's creditors, to construct an image of a desirable global in the course of switch. From John Charles Robinson, curator of the hot South Kensington Museum (known to us now because the Victoria and Albert) and his struggles along with his superiors over the path of the museum's collections, to Charlotte Schreiber, an aristocrat who stunned London Society via her marriages, first to an industrialist, and for this reason to the teach of her teenagers; from silversmith Joseph Mayer in London and Liverpool to health care professional Stephen Wootton Bushell in Beijing, Jacqueline Yallop lines the advance of Victorian Britain's obsession with the amassing of lovely issues, either deepest and public. alongside the way in which she explores how the fashionable roles of broker, collector and curator emerged; the growth of neighborhood and provincial museums; how amassing turned a middleclass hobby, instead of being restrained to the aristocracy, whereas the involvement of girls and the influence of empire multiplied the notions of what used to be collectable: from china and the oriental ornamental arts to fanatics and cards. And we see how the Victorian period observed the emergence of a newfound obsession with issues, with possessions and the way they exhibit our style and standing to others - one who is still with us to this present day.

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Download E-books The Civil War (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Julius Caesar

`All over Italy males have been conscripted, and guns requisitioned; cash was once exacted from cities, and brought from shrines; and all of the legislation of god and guy have been overturned.'
The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the distinguished conflict among himself and his nice rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January forty nine B.C. to Pompey's demise and the beginning of the Alexandrian struggle within the autumn of the subsequent yr. His unfinished account of the continued fight with Pompey's heirs and fans is done by way of the 3 nameless money owed of the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars, which deliver the tale right down to inside of a 12 months of Caesar's assassination in March forty four B.C.

This generously annotated variation locations the conflict in context and permits the reader to understand it either intimately and as an entire.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative helpful positive aspects, together with specialist introductions by way of best gurus, invaluable notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.

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Download E-books The Heart of Matter (Odyssey One) PDF

By Evan Currie

After an epic maiden voyage that brought Earth to a bigger universe—and a cosmos choked with terrifying new enemies—Captain Eric Weston and the group of the NAC spacecraft Odyssey have spent months cooling their heels below their admiral’s watchful eye. but if Earth’s most recent best friend, the Priminae, strike a security care for the North American Confederacy, the Odyssey finally gets her orders: go back to Ranquil, the Priminae’s war-ravaged homeworld, and lend badly wanted aid opposed to the invading Drasin.

Weston and his team are hungry for motion, but as soon as again on Ranquil, they discover now not all is because it turns out. certain, the Drasin are a powerful foe, yet Weston suspects a strong unseen strength is waging the battle that can modify ceaselessly the face of the universe. decided to unmask the mysterious puppet masters, Weston and his motley workforce defy NAC protocol and enterprise into deep space…where they'll observe an enemy not like any they've got ever confronted. The long-awaited follow-up to the stunning Into the Black: Odyssey One combines old-school house opera with smooth storytelling to create an exciting new sci-fi adventure.

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Download E-books The French Army in the American War of Independence (Men-at-Arms) PDF

The French forces that fought throughout the American battle of Independence (1775-1783) have been, to a wide quantity, a made of the failures of the Seven Years' struggle (1756-1763). in the course of that warfare the fleet were swept off the oceans, and approximately all colonies have been misplaced. Sweeping reforms have been demanded. From the top of 1762 a sequence of royal orders dictated by means of good judgment and strong making plans have been signed by way of the king, and an enormous reorganisation was once begun, making sure that the military that fought within the American warfare awarded a really diversified, altogether extra ambitious risk to her foes.

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