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We Stand on Guard (Paperback): Steve Skroce We Stand on Guard (Paperback)
Steve Skroce; Brian K. Vaughan 1
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SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN teams with Hollywood storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE for a subversive, action-packed military thriller. Set 100 years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent...the United States of America. Collecting all six issues of the controversial hit miniseries.

Johnny Got His Gun (Paperback): Dalton Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun (Paperback)
Dalton Trumbo; Foreword by Cindy Sheehan 1
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"Johnny Got His Gun" holds a place as one of the classic antiwar novels. First published in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's story of a young American soldier terribly maimed in World War I-- he "survives" armless, legless, and faceless, but with mind intact-- was an immediate bestseller. This fiercely moving novel was a rallying point for many Americans who came of age during World War II, and it became perhaps the most popular novel of protest during the Vietnam era.

Citadel Underground's edition of "Johnny Got His Gun" features a powerful new introduction by Ron Kovic, author of "Born on the Fourth of July", and also includes an introduction by Dalton Trumbo.

""Johnny Got His Gun" still remains the most powerful piece of writing to influence me after Vietnam. Upon my return from the war, and after all these twenty-two years spent in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the mid-chest down, I've read many writers that have influenced my life profoundly-- Hemingway, Conrad, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King-- but there has been nothing out of that body of great literature to compare to this book... "Johnny Got His Gun" remains the most revolutionary, searing document against was and injustice ever written." --Ron Kovic, from his introduction

"{This} is a terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity." --The Washington Post

""Johnny Got His Gun" is not merely a powerful antiwar document; it is also a powerful and brilliant work of the imagination... Mr. Trumbo has written a book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it." --Saturday Review

"A terrible story, remorseless, uncompromising... this book was a shocking and violent experience." --Herald Tribune

"There can be no question of the effectiveness of this book." --The New York Times

The Enemy of My Enemy (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): W.E.B. Griffin, William E Butterworth The Enemy of My Enemy (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
W.E.B. Griffin, William E Butterworth
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The Verdun Affair (Paperback, Canadian Export ed.): Nick Dybek The Verdun Affair (Paperback, Canadian Export ed.)
Nick Dybek
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Princes Gate - A DCI Frank Merlin Novel (Paperback): Mark Ellis Princes Gate - A DCI Frank Merlin Novel (Paperback)
Mark Ellis
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`A historically astute, skilfully developed crime drama.' Kirkus Reviews When a brilliant emigre scientist is killed by a hit-and-run driver and the body of a female employee of the American Embassy is washed up in the Thames, DCI Frank Merlin and his team investigate. Merlin's investigations soon ruffle feathers at the Foreign Office as the American ambassador, Joseph Kennedy, is a well-known supporter of appeasement, and many powerful and influential Britons favour the pursuit of a negotiated peace settlement with Hitler. The death of another embassy employee leads Merlin into some of the seedier quarters of wartime London. His investigations are hampered by interfering superiors fearful of their impact on Anglo-American relations. This at a time when, to many, America represents Britain's only hope of salvation. Capturing the atmosphere of Britain in January 1940 Princes Gate is an enthralling detective novel.

The Escape Artist (Paperback): Brad Meltzer The Escape Artist (Paperback)
Brad Meltzer
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Bandit Country (Paperback): Peter Corrigan Bandit Country (Paperback)
Peter Corrigan
R207 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R64 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to find an IRA sniper, before he finds them...? 1989, South Armagh: cheering mobs stand over the body of a British soldier. He is the ninth to have been killed by the so-called Border Fox, an IRA sniper whose activities have helped make this area of the United Kingdom the most feared killing ground in Western Europe. The British government is determined to break the tightly-knit South Armagh Brigade of the IRA before more lives are lost. The SAS men of Ulster Troop are the best in the world at surveillance, unsurpassed in counter-insurgency techniques. And now, once again, they are going to have to prove it. Their hunt for the Border Fox and the terrorists of South Armagh will be a murderous, little-publicized war in which every encounter, whether in or out of uniform, is potentially a battle to the death.

A Presumption of Death (Paperback): Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh A Presumption of Death (Paperback)
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In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the night-time lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London. Then the village's first air raid practise ends with a very real body on the ground - not a war casualty but a case of plain, old-fashioned murder. And even before the second body is found, Lord Peter Wimsey and his brilliant wife are on their way to finding the killer.

Before We Sleep - A Novel (Hardcover): Jeffrey Lent Before We Sleep - A Novel (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Lent 1
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Killing for the Company - Just another day at the office... (Paperback): Chris Ryan Killing for the Company - Just another day at the office... (Paperback)
Chris Ryan 1
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From the author of the bestselling Danny Black series and hit TV show Strikeback. Former SAS legend Chris Ryan brings you his sixteenth novel and it is full of all his trademark action, thrills and inside knowledge. 2003. Invalided out of the SAS Chet Freeman makes his living in high-end security, on a temporary contract for an American corporation called the Grosvenor Group. He catches a young woman, a peace campaigner, eavesdropping on a meeting the Group is holding with the British Prime Minister. The Group's interests include arms manufacture, and what Chet and the young woman overhear seems to imply that it is bribing the Prime Minister to take his country into an illegal war. Could this possibly be true? Somebody believes that this is a secret that needs covering up, because Chet and the girl are attacked. Hunted down, they go into hiding, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins.Nearly ten years later tension is reaching breaking point in Jerusalem. The now ex-Prime Minister is working as a Middle East peace envoy. As the city descends into anarchy and rival armies are poised to turn it into a battlefield, Chet's best buddy, Luke, is part of a team tasked by the Regiment with extracting the ex-Prime Minister. At the height of the battle Luke discovers a conspiracy far more devastating than any arms deal.

Operation Dynamo (Paperback): Jean Daish Operation Dynamo (Paperback)
Jean Daish
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The Moscow Offensive (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Dale Brown The Moscow Offensive (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Dale Brown
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Blackmail - A Novel (Paperback): Rick Campbell Blackmail - A Novel (Paperback)
Rick Campbell
R191 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R38 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the U.S. Pacific Fleet severely weakened, the Russian President initiates a bold plan to rebuild the old Soviet Union. In one swift strike, the Russian army moves to reoccupy a large number of the industrialised areas of the former USSR, while blockading much of the world's oil and natural gas supply. To make matters worse, Russia's Special Forces have wired every major oil and natural gas pipeline with explosives. If the U.S. moves to thwart Russia, they'll destroy them all. With NATO allies unwilling to face the consequences of intervening, the U.S. is risking disaster if it acts. Torn between the unthinkable and the impossible, there is only one possible move - to launch an attack on all fronts, simultaneously.

Code of Conduct - A Thriller (Paperback): Brad Thor Code of Conduct - A Thriller (Paperback)
Brad Thor
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Here Casts No Shadow (Paperback): Bronwen Griffiths Here Casts No Shadow (Paperback)
Bronwen Griffiths
R219 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R48 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here Casts No Shadow explores the impact of war, exile and trauma on a family and the consequences of a single act of revenge. This is a story of war and refuge, told from a woman's perspective. Fifteen year old Mira lives a quiet life in the small town of Zazour. Her country of Lyrian is under the grip of a ruthless dictator but the political situation has little impact on Mira's daily life until she witnesses her brother's friend, Tam, shot dead in the street. Mira has never had a romantic relationship with Tam but she has always loved him from afar. As war intensifies and the dictator's grip hardens, Zazour is bombed and friends disappear. Mira enlists the help of her brother, Kaz, in a terrible act of vengeance for Tam's death. Shortly after, the family is forced to flee, surviving hardship and camp life before finally settling in the safety of Neeland, thousands of miles from home. But will Mira's past now catch up with her and threaten to destroy the life she has built for herself?

Master of War (Paperback, Reissue): David Gilman Master of War (Paperback, Reissue)
David Gilman
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'Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL. Amid the carnage of the 100 Years War - the bloodiest confilct in medieval history - a young English archer confronts his destiny... England, 1346: For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or take up his war bow and join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war - from the terror and confusion of his first taste of combat, to the savage realities of siege warfare. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crecy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare, a battle that will change the course of Blackstone's life, a battle that will forge a legend.

Prince of Legend (Paperback): Jack Ludlow Prince of Legend (Paperback)
Jack Ludlow 1
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THEY WERE MEN BORN TO FIGHT. IF GOD WILLED THAT ANTIOCH WAS THE PLACE WHERE THEY GAVE UP LIFE, SO BE IT Thanks to the stratagems of Bohemund de Hauteville, leader of the Apulian Normans, the Crusade has taken the city of Antioch, and just in time. Once the besiegers, Bohemund and his men are about to become the besieged - a huge Turkish-led army, commanded by the fearsome General Kerbogha, is fast approaching. Provisions are needed to support not only the army, but also thousands of camp followers and pilgrims. But the surrounding countryside is near barren and the storerooms of Antioch much depleted. It soon becomes obvious that the Crusaders cannot hold out for long without falling prey to starvation. And for Bohemund and his nephew Tancred there is another difficulty: the dissent between the Crusade leaders has broken out into the open, with the wealthy Provencal magnate Raymond of Toulouse stirring up conflict. If the Christian host is fighting on two fronts, so is Bohemund himself. With the enemy Turks at his front and his warring peers at his back, can he gain the mighty city of Antioch once and for all? Only one of the greatest battles of the age will decide.

Collusion (Standard format, CD): Pete Earley, Newt Gingrich Collusion (Standard format, CD)
Pete Earley, Newt Gingrich; Read by Eric Martin
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The Ballroom (Paperback): Anna Hope The Ballroom (Paperback)
Anna Hope 1
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A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AUTUMN 2016 'Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I've ever read' DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife 'Compelling, elegant and insightful' Observer 'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5 'Moving, fascinating' Times 'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail 'Unsentimental and affecting' Sunday Times 'Exquisitely good' Metro 1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet It is a dance that will change two lives forever. Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a historical love story. It tells a page-turning tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.

Deep War - The War with China and North Korea - The Nuclear Precipice (Standard format, CD): David Poyer Deep War - The War with China and North Korea - The Nuclear Precipice (Standard format, CD)
David Poyer; Narrated by Gary Galone
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Silas Marner - Large Print (Paperback): George Eliot Silas Marner - Large Print (Paperback)
George Eliot
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Off Reservation (Paperback, Main): Bram Connolly Off Reservation (Paperback, Main)
Bram Connolly
R263 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R52 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Second book in the Matt Rix Thrillers. Matt Rix is back in another gripping thriller from former Special Forces commander Bram Connolly. Disgraced and discarded, Special Forces Captain, Matt Rix is no stranger to having the deck stacked against him; and just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse he is given an ultimatum that brings the heavens crashing down around him. What follows is the frantic pursuit of Faisal Khan, the recently escaped, ingenious Taliban Commander who has taken receipt of a deadly weapon of mass destruction. Chasing Khan across Turkey should be the easy part; stopping the weapon from falling into the hands of any number of organizations, hell bent on securing it for their own devious plans, that's going to be the hard part.

Airborne (Paperback): Robert Radcliffe Airborne (Paperback)
Robert Radcliffe 1
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'Fascinating and convincing' THE TIMES. 17 September 1944: The Allies have launched the largest airborne offensive in history, delivering 36,000 troops by parachute and glider to the Dutch-German Border. In what will become known as the Battle of Arnhem, half of them will fall as casualties of war. Among their number is Theo Trickey, a young paratrooper so dreadfully injured he is not expected to survive. Under the care of Medical Officer Captain Daniel Garland, Trickey is shipped to Germany as a Prisoner of War. As Garland slowly nurses him back to health, he discovers that there's much that is unusual about Trickey, starting with a chance meeting he had with Erwin Rommel before the War... From the bestselling author of Under an English Heaven, Airborne is the first in an unforgettable trilogy that tells the story of a young soldier, of a new regiment and how, together, they altered the course of a war.

The Woman Left Behind [Large Print] (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Linda Howard The Woman Left Behind [Large Print] (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Linda Howard
R495 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R48 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor--and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room. But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she's reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn't particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job. Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn't have much confidence in Jina--who he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice--making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What's even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can't stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth...or the building chemistry and tension between them. Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi's squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they're exfiltrated out of the country. But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he's fallen for. He's bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

Me So Far (Paperback): Donald Jack Me So Far (Paperback)
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So all is pretty cushy for our reluctant hero, ex-WWI ace pilot Bart Bandy. Actually that should read pretty Khooshie, the name of the handsome young prince of Jhamjarh, whose life Bart recently saved. His reward from the grateful Maharajah is to set up an airforce for the independent state, while living high on the hog in his own personal palace. But it's 1925 and the British authorities are already highly suspicious about the purpose of this new force when Bart, as usual, falls foul of a most important personage, the Viceroy of India no less. Could end badly. Not nearly as badly as the intentions of the neighboring Indian state of Khaliwar though, as Bart soon discovers - but absolutely no one seems inclined to believe him. With the blackest of black comedy and seat-of-the pants escapades, Donald Jack's series about a young pilot is uniquely funny and compelling.

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