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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity Max Brooks driven by the urgency of preserving the acid etched first hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet He recorded the testimony of men women and sometimes children who came face to face with the living or at least the undead hell of that dreadful time World War Z is the result Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance that gripped human society through the plague years br br Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve year old Patient Zero to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold to the United States of Southern Africa where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price to the west of the Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War br br Most of all the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader but the effort is invaluable because as Mr Brooks says in his introduction By excluding the human factor aren t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may heaven forbid lead us one day to repeat it And in the end isn t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as the living dead br br i Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war gt i


War and Peace

Tolstoy s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed br br The prodigious cast of characters seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will fate and providence Yet Tolstoy s portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them


The Art of War

Conflict is an inevitable part of life according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely honorably victoriously is already present within us Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior philosopher i The Art of War i is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict i The Art of War i applies to competition and conflict in general on every level from the interpersonal to the international Its aim is invincibility victory without battle and unassailable strength through understanding the physics politics and psychology of conflict br br Original publication date was circa BCE br br For an outstanding Kindle edition please refer to The Art of War by Sun Tzu Classic Collector s Edition Shawn Conners Barton Williams Lionel Giles Sian Kim


The War of the Worlds

With H G Wells other novels i The War of the Worlds i was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written Even long before man had learned to fly H G Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England These unearthly creatures arrive in huge cylinders from which they escape as soon as the metal is cool The first falls near Woking and is regarded as a curiosity rather than a danger until the Martians climb out of it and kill many of the gaping crowd with a Heat Ray These unearthly creatures have heads four feet in diameter and colossal round bodies and by manipulating two terrifying machines the Handling Machine and the Fighting Machine they are as versatile as humans and at the same time insuperable They cause boundless destruction The inhabitants of the Earth are powerless against them and it looks as if the end of the World has come But there is one factor which the Martians in spite of their superior intelligence have not reckoned on It is this which brings about a miraculous conclusion to this famous work of the imagination


The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)

b Series Info b br This is the first part of the Forever War series however it can be read as a standalone br br b Book Description b br The Earth s leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy that they would oppose is inscrutable unconquerable and very far away A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand year conflict to perform his duties without rancor and even rise up through military ranks Pvt Mandella is willing to do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home But home may be even more terrifying than battle because thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

b blockquote In her long awaited new book Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in i a href https www goodreads com book show Seabiscuit title Seabiscuit rel nofollow Seabiscuit a i Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit blockquote b On a May afternoon in an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil gasoline and blood Then on the ocean surface a face appeared It was that of a young lieutenant the plane s bombardier who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War p The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini In boyhood he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent breaking into houses brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails As a teenager he had channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four minute mile But when war had come the athlete had become an airman embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight a tiny raft and a drift into the unknown p p Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks a foundering raft thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will p


Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)

John Perry did two things on his th birthday First he visited his wife s grave Then he joined the army br br The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce and alien races willing to fight us for them are common So we fight To defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate Far from Earth the war has been going on for decades brutal bloody unyielding br br Earth itself is a backwater The bulk of humanity s resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age you can join the CDF They don t want young people they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living You ll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return You ll serve two years at the front And if you survive you ll be given a generous homestead stake of your own on one of our hard won colony planets br br John Perry is taking that deal He has only the vaguest idea what to expect Because the actual fight light years from home is far far harder than he can imagine and what he will become is far stranger


Girl at War

Zagreb summer of Ten year old Ana Juri is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia s capital with her best friend Luka takes care of her baby sister Rahela and idolizes her father But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills When tragedy suddenly strikes Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival br br Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York She s been hiding her past from her boyfriend her friends and most especially herself Haunted by the events that forever changed her family she returns alone to Croatia where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those she s lost


The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)

Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker i Do I dare disturb the universe i Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils his defiant act turns into an all out war Now the only question is Who will survive First published in Robert Cormier s groundbreaking novel an unflinching portrait of corruption and cruelty has become a modern classic br br b A i New York Times i Outstanding Book of the Year br An ALA Best Book for Young Adults br A i School Library Journal Best Book of the Year i b


The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)

b Alyss of Wonderland b br When Alyss Heart newly orphaned heir to the Wonderland throne flees through the Pool of Tears to escape her murderous Aunt Redd she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol Alyss tells the violent heartbreaking story of her young life Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone somewhere will find her and bring her home But he gets the story all wrong He even spells her name incorrectly br br Fortunately Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss story and he s searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland to battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts br br i The Looking Glass Wars i unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions of mad tea parties grinning Cheshire cats and a curious little blond girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination


War Horse (War Horse, #1)

A powerful tale of war redemption and a hero s journey br br In Joey a beautiful bay red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front With his officer he charges toward the enemy witnessing the horror of the battles in France But even in the desolation of the trenches Joey s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope But his heart aches for Albert the farmer s son he left behind Will he ever see his true master again


The diary of Anne Frank : the critical edition

Cited in BCL as The diary of a young girl Prepared by the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation Contains the first English translation of two early versions of the diary presented entry by entry with the well known version edited by her father Also includes essays on the Frank family on their betrayal and arrest and evidence for the diary s authenticity No index


War Brides

With war threatening to spread from Europe to England the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes Nightly air raids become grimly mundane The tightening vice of rationing curtails every comfort Men leave to fight and die And five women forge an unlikely bond of friendship that will change their lives forever br br Alice Osbourne the stolid daughter of the late vicar is reeling from the news that Richard Fairfax broke their engagement to marry Evangeline Fontaine an American girl from the Deep South Evangeline s arrival causes a stir in the village but not the chaos that would ensue if they knew her motives for being there Scrappy Elsie Pigeon is among the poor of London who see the evacuations as a chance to escape a life of destitution Another new arrival is Tanni Zayman a young Jewish girl who fled the horrors of Europe and now waits with her newborn son certain that the rest of her family is safe and bound to show up any day And then there s Frances Falconleigh a madcap fearless debutante whose father is determined to keep her in the countryside and out of the papers br br As the war and its relentless hardships intensify around them the same struggles that threaten to rip apart their lives also bring the five closer together They draw strength from one another to defeat formidable enemies hunger falling bombs the looming threat of a Nazi invasion and a traitor in their midst and find remarkable strength within themselves to help their friends Theirs is a war forged loyalty that will outlast the fiercest battle and endure years and distance br br When four of the women return to Crowmarsh Priors for a VE Day celebration fifty years later television cameras focus on the heartwarming story of these old women as war brides of a bygone age but miss the more newsworthy angle The women s mission is not to commemorate or remember they ve returned to settle a score and avenge one of their own


The Summer Before the War

The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love and war that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set br br East Sussex It is the end of England s brief Edwardian summer and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful Hugh Grange down from his medical studies is visiting his Aunt Agatha who lives with her husband in the small idyllic coastal town of Rye Agatha s husband works in the Foreign Office and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won t come to anything And Agatha has more immediate concerns she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master br br When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books it is clear she is significantly more freethinking and attractive than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be For her part mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing br br But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye the perfect summer is about to end For despite Agatha s reassurances the unimaginable is coming Soon the limits of progress and the old ways will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war


Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)

We are not alone br br On Ganymede breadbasket of the outer planets a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier On Earth a high level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting And on Venus an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet wreaking massive mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system br br In the vast wilderness of space James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance When they agree to help a scientist search war torn Ganymede for a missing child the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun br br Caliban s War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes


The Wednesday Wars

In this Newbery Honor winning novel Gary D Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero i The Wednesday Wars i is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy s mishaps and adventures over the course of the school year in Long Island New York br br Meet Holling Hoodhood a seventh grader at Camillo Junior High who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher Mrs Baker while the rest of the class has religious instruction Mrs Baker doesn t like Holling he s sure of it Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class But everyone has bigger things to worry about like Vietnam His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior the success of his business depends on it But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with A bully demanding cream puffs angry rats and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights As fate sneaks up on him again and again Holling finds Motivation the Big M in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny in spite of himself


War

In his breakout bestseller em The Perfect Storm em Sebastian Junger created a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it em Los Angeles Times Book Review em Now Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat the fear the honor and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another His on the ground account follows a single platoon through a month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan s Korengal Valley Through the experiences of these young men at war he shows what it means to fight to serve and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis


On War

Carl von Clausewitz s i On War i has been called not simply the greatest but the only truly great book on war It is an extraordinary attempt to construct an all embracing theory of how war works Its coherence and ambition are unmatched by other military literature i On War i is full of sharp observation biting irony and memorable phrases the most famous being War is a continuation of politics by other means br p br b About the Author b br Except for a brief stint in when he served in the Russian army Clausewitz spent his whole career from the age of twelve until his death in in the Prussian army He fought in all the major Prussian campaigns against France and his most fateful experience the Battle of Jena Auerstedt in which Napoleon destroyed the Prussian army inspired him to write i On War i p


American War

Sarat Chestnut born in Louisiana is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in But even she knows that oil is outlawed that Louisiana is half underwater that unmanned drones fill the sky And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until finally through the influence of a mysterious functionary she is turned into a deadly instrument of war Telling her story is her nephew Benjamin Chestnut born during war part of the Miraculous Generation now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past his family s role in the conflict and in particular that of his aunt a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others


History of the Peloponnesian War

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ this detailed contemporary account of the long life and death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author s ambitious claim Thucydides himself c BC was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict


The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)

b A i Wall Street Journal s i Best Children s Book of b br br An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War from the acclaimed author of i Jefferson s Sons i and for fans of i Number the Stars i br br Nine year old Ada has never left her one room apartment Her mother is too humiliated by Ada s twisted foot to let her outside So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war Ada doesn t waste a minute she sneaks out to join him br br So begins a new adventure of Ada and for Susan Smith the woman who is forced to take the two kids in As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony learns to read and watches for German spies she begins to trust Susan and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie But in the end will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother br br This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity a classic in the making


The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation s history two armies fought for two dreams One dreamed of freedom the other of a way of life Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle There were memories There were promises There was love And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields Shattered futures forgotten innocence and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war i The Killer Angels i is unique sweeping unforgettable a dramatic re creation of the battleground for America s destiny


The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1)

b Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction Herman Wouk s sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America s Greatest Generation b br Wouk s spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events as well as all the drama romance heroism and tragedy of World War II as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war s maelstrom br i The Winds of War i and its sequel i War and Remembrance i stand as the crowning achievement of one of America s most celebrated storytellers br The New York Times bestseller


Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars, #1)

Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Sh gun they fear that their lives are over everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded a young woman alone in her country s last wilderness with only a furious crippled arashitora for company Although she can hear his thoughts and saved his life all she knows for certain is he d rather see her dead than help her Yet trapped together in the forest Yukiko and the beast soon discover a bond that neither of them expected br br Meanwhile the country around them verges on collapse A toxic fuel is choking the land the machine powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure and the Sh gun cares for nothing but his own dominion Authority has always made Yukiko but her world changes when she meets Kin a young man with secrets and the rebel Kag cabal She learns the horrifying extent of the Sh gun s crimes both against her country and her family br br Returning to the city Yukiko is determined to make the Sh gun pay but what can one girl and a flightless arashitora do against the might of an empire


Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)

When Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip in the Australian bush they find things hideously wrong their families are gone Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in their town has been taken prisoner As the reality of the situation hits them they must make a decision run and hide give themselves up and be with their families or fight back


Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

b HOW DID AMERICA BEGIN b br br This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth the voyage of the i Mayflower i and the settlement of Plymouth Colony As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying new book the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving instead it is a fifty five year epic that is at once tragic and heroic and still carries meaning for us today


The Candy Shop War (The Candy Shop War, #1)

What if there were a place where you could get magical candy Moon rocks that made you feel weightless Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable Or candy that gave animals temporary human intelligence and communication skills Imagine what your pet would say Four young friends Nate Summer Trevor and Pigeon are befriended by Belinda White the owner of a new candy shop on Main Street However the gray haired grandmotherly Mrs White is not an ordinary candy maker Her confections have magical side effects Purposefully she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt Diablo Elementary School However Mrs White is not the only magician in town in search of the ancient artifact rumored to be a fountain of youth She is aware that Mr Stott the not so ordinary ice cream truck driver has a few tricks of his own


The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3)

On the night of the new moon the demons rise in force seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all br br Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man but now he has become something more the Warded Man tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon Arlen denies he is the Deliverer at every turn but the more he tries to be one with the common folk the more fervently they believe Many would follow him but Arlen s path threatens to lead him to a dark place he alone can travel to and from which there may be no returning br br The only one with hope of keeping Arlen in the world of men or joining him in his descent into the world of demons is Renna Tanner a fierce young woman in danger of losing herself to the power of demon magic br br Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon killing army and proclaimed himself Shar Dama Ka the Deliverer He carries ancient weapons a spear and a crown that give credence to his claim and already vast swaths of the green lands bow to his control br br But Jardir did not come to power on his own His rise was engineered by his First Wife Inevera a cunning and powerful priestess whose formidable demon bone magic gives her the ability to glimpse the future Inevera s motives and past are shrouded in mystery and even Jardir does not entirely trust her br br Once Arlen and Jardir were as close as brothers Now they are the bitterest of rivals As humanity s enemies rise the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all those lurking in the human heart


Faerie Wars (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #1)

When Henry Atherton helps Mr Fogarty clean up around his house he expects to find a mess and a cranky old man what he doesn t expect to find is Pyrgus Malvae crown prince of the Faerie realm who has escaped the treacherous Faeries of the Night by traveling to the human world through a portal powered by trapped lightning An egomaniacal demon prince greedy glue factory owners Brimstone and Chalkhill and the nefarious Lord Hairstreak leader of the Faeries of the Night all dream of ruling the Faerie realm and are out to kill Pyrgus br br Enlisting the help of his sister Holly Blue and his new friend Henry Pyrgus must get back to the Faerie world alive before one of his many enemies gets to him instead But how many portals are open and can Pyrgus find the right one before it falls into the wrong hands br br Conjuring scenes filled with vivid color unforgettable detail and fearless characters author Herbie Brennan brings readers to the Faerie world where nothing is ever what it seems and no one can be trusted


The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War, #1)

i For a full hour he poured lemonade The world is a thirsty place he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day i And I am the Lemonade King br br Fourth grader Evan Treski is people smart He s good at talking with people even grownups His younger sister Jessie on the other hand is math smart but not especially good with people So when the siblings lemonade stand war begins there really is no telling who will win or even if their fight will ever end Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business definitions of business terms charts diagrams and even math problems this fresh funny emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone s intent br br Awards Rhode Island Children s Book Award New York Public Library Titles for Reading and Sharing North Carolina Children s Book Award Nutmeg Award Connecticut br br Check out b a target blank href http www lemonadewar com rel nofollow www lemonadewar com a b for more information on The Lemonade War Series including sequels i The Lemonade Crime The Bell Bandit i and i The Candy Smash i


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity Max Brooks driven by the urgency of preserving the acid etched first hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet He recorded the testimony of men women and sometimes children who came face to face with the living or at least the undead hell of that dreadful time World War Z is the result Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance that gripped human society through the plague years br br Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve year old Patient Zero to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold to the United States of Southern Africa where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price to the west of the Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War br br Most of all the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader but the effort is invaluable because as Mr Brooks says in his introduction By excluding the human factor aren t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may heaven forbid lead us one day to repeat it And in the end isn t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as the living dead br br i Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war gt i


War and Peace

Tolstoy s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed br br The prodigious cast of characters seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will fate and providence Yet Tolstoy s portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them


The Art of War

Conflict is an inevitable part of life according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely honorably victoriously is already present within us Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior philosopher i The Art of War i is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict i The Art of War i applies to competition and conflict in general on every level from the interpersonal to the international Its aim is invincibility victory without battle and unassailable strength through understanding the physics politics and psychology of conflict br br Original publication date was circa BCE br br For an outstanding Kindle edition please refer to The Art of War by Sun Tzu Classic Collector s Edition Shawn Conners Barton Williams Lionel Giles Sian Kim


The War of the Worlds

With H G Wells other novels i The War of the Worlds i was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written Even long before man had learned to fly H G Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England These unearthly creatures arrive in huge cylinders from which they escape as soon as the metal is cool The first falls near Woking and is regarded as a curiosity rather than a danger until the Martians climb out of it and kill many of the gaping crowd with a Heat Ray These unearthly creatures have heads four feet in diameter and colossal round bodies and by manipulating two terrifying machines the Handling Machine and the Fighting Machine they are as versatile as humans and at the same time insuperable They cause boundless destruction The inhabitants of the Earth are powerless against them and it looks as if the end of the World has come But there is one factor which the Martians in spite of their superior intelligence have not reckoned on It is this which brings about a miraculous conclusion to this famous work of the imagination


The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)

b Series Info b br This is the first part of the Forever War series however it can be read as a standalone br br b Book Description b br The Earth s leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy that they would oppose is inscrutable unconquerable and very far away A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand year conflict to perform his duties without rancor and even rise up through military ranks Pvt Mandella is willing to do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home But home may be even more terrifying than battle because thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

b blockquote In her long awaited new book Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in i a href https www goodreads com book show Seabiscuit title Seabiscuit rel nofollow Seabiscuit a i Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit blockquote b On a May afternoon in an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil gasoline and blood Then on the ocean surface a face appeared It was that of a young lieutenant the plane s bombardier who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War p The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini In boyhood he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent breaking into houses brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails As a teenager he had channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four minute mile But when war had come the athlete had become an airman embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight a tiny raft and a drift into the unknown p p Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks a foundering raft thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will p


Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)

John Perry did two things on his th birthday First he visited his wife s grave Then he joined the army br br The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce and alien races willing to fight us for them are common So we fight To defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate Far from Earth the war has been going on for decades brutal bloody unyielding br br Earth itself is a backwater The bulk of humanity s resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age you can join the CDF They don t want young people they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living You ll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return You ll serve two years at the front And if you survive you ll be given a generous homestead stake of your own on one of our hard won colony planets br br John Perry is taking that deal He has only the vaguest idea what to expect Because the actual fight light years from home is far far harder than he can imagine and what he will become is far stranger


Girl at War

Zagreb summer of Ten year old Ana Juri is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia s capital with her best friend Luka takes care of her baby sister Rahela and idolizes her father But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills When tragedy suddenly strikes Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival br br Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York She s been hiding her past from her boyfriend her friends and most especially herself Haunted by the events that forever changed her family she returns alone to Croatia where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those she s lost


The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)

Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker i Do I dare disturb the universe i Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils his defiant act turns into an all out war Now the only question is Who will survive First published in Robert Cormier s groundbreaking novel an unflinching portrait of corruption and cruelty has become a modern classic br br b A i New York Times i Outstanding Book of the Year br An ALA Best Book for Young Adults br A i School Library Journal Best Book of the Year i b


The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)

b Alyss of Wonderland b br When Alyss Heart newly orphaned heir to the Wonderland throne flees through the Pool of Tears to escape her murderous Aunt Redd she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol Alyss tells the violent heartbreaking story of her young life Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone somewhere will find her and bring her home But he gets the story all wrong He even spells her name incorrectly br br Fortunately Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss story and he s searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland to battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts br br i The Looking Glass Wars i unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions of mad tea parties grinning Cheshire cats and a curious little blond girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination


War Horse (War Horse, #1)

A powerful tale of war redemption and a hero s journey br br In Joey a beautiful bay red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front With his officer he charges toward the enemy witnessing the horror of the battles in France But even in the desolation of the trenches Joey s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope But his heart aches for Albert the farmer s son he left behind Will he ever see his true master again


The diary of Anne Frank : the critical edition

Cited in BCL as The diary of a young girl Prepared by the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation Contains the first English translation of two early versions of the diary presented entry by entry with the well known version edited by her father Also includes essays on the Frank family on their betrayal and arrest and evidence for the diary s authenticity No index


War Brides

With war threatening to spread from Europe to England the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes Nightly air raids become grimly mundane The tightening vice of rationing curtails every comfort Men leave to fight and die And five women forge an unlikely bond of friendship that will change their lives forever br br Alice Osbourne the stolid daughter of the late vicar is reeling from the news that Richard Fairfax broke their engagement to marry Evangeline Fontaine an American girl from the Deep South Evangeline s arrival causes a stir in the village but not the chaos that would ensue if they knew her motives for being there Scrappy Elsie Pigeon is among the poor of London who see the evacuations as a chance to escape a life of destitution Another new arrival is Tanni Zayman a young Jewish girl who fled the horrors of Europe and now waits with her newborn son certain that the rest of her family is safe and bound to show up any day And then there s Frances Falconleigh a madcap fearless debutante whose father is determined to keep her in the countryside and out of the papers br br As the war and its relentless hardships intensify around them the same struggles that threaten to rip apart their lives also bring the five closer together They draw strength from one another to defeat formidable enemies hunger falling bombs the looming threat of a Nazi invasion and a traitor in their midst and find remarkable strength within themselves to help their friends Theirs is a war forged loyalty that will outlast the fiercest battle and endure years and distance br br When four of the women return to Crowmarsh Priors for a VE Day celebration fifty years later television cameras focus on the heartwarming story of these old women as war brides of a bygone age but miss the more newsworthy angle The women s mission is not to commemorate or remember they ve returned to settle a score and avenge one of their own


The Summer Before the War

The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love and war that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set br br East Sussex It is the end of England s brief Edwardian summer and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful Hugh Grange down from his medical studies is visiting his Aunt Agatha who lives with her husband in the small idyllic coastal town of Rye Agatha s husband works in the Foreign Office and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won t come to anything And Agatha has more immediate concerns she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master br br When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books it is clear she is significantly more freethinking and attractive than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be For her part mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing br br But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye the perfect summer is about to end For despite Agatha s reassurances the unimaginable is coming Soon the limits of progress and the old ways will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war


Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)

We are not alone br br On Ganymede breadbasket of the outer planets a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier On Earth a high level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting And on Venus an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet wreaking massive mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system br br In the vast wilderness of space James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance When they agree to help a scientist search war torn Ganymede for a missing child the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun br br Caliban s War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes


The Wednesday Wars

In this Newbery Honor winning novel Gary D Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero i The Wednesday Wars i is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy s mishaps and adventures over the course of the school year in Long Island New York br br Meet Holling Hoodhood a seventh grader at Camillo Junior High who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher Mrs Baker while the rest of the class has religious instruction Mrs Baker doesn t like Holling he s sure of it Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class But everyone has bigger things to worry about like Vietnam His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior the success of his business depends on it But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with A bully demanding cream puffs angry rats and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights As fate sneaks up on him again and again Holling finds Motivation the Big M in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny in spite of himself


War

In his breakout bestseller em The Perfect Storm em Sebastian Junger created a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it em Los Angeles Times Book Review em Now Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat the fear the honor and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another His on the ground account follows a single platoon through a month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan s Korengal Valley Through the experiences of these young men at war he shows what it means to fight to serve and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis


On War

Carl von Clausewitz s i On War i has been called not simply the greatest but the only truly great book on war It is an extraordinary attempt to construct an all embracing theory of how war works Its coherence and ambition are unmatched by other military literature i On War i is full of sharp observation biting irony and memorable phrases the most famous being War is a continuation of politics by other means br p br b About the Author b br Except for a brief stint in when he served in the Russian army Clausewitz spent his whole career from the age of twelve until his death in in the Prussian army He fought in all the major Prussian campaigns against France and his most fateful experience the Battle of Jena Auerstedt in which Napoleon destroyed the Prussian army inspired him to write i On War i p


American War

Sarat Chestnut born in Louisiana is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in But even she knows that oil is outlawed that Louisiana is half underwater that unmanned drones fill the sky And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until finally through the influence of a mysterious functionary she is turned into a deadly instrument of war Telling her story is her nephew Benjamin Chestnut born during war part of the Miraculous Generation now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past his family s role in the conflict and in particular that of his aunt a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others


History of the Peloponnesian War

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ this detailed contemporary account of the long life and death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author s ambitious claim Thucydides himself c BC was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict


The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)

b A i Wall Street Journal s i Best Children s Book of b br br An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War from the acclaimed author of i Jefferson s Sons i and for fans of i Number the Stars i br br Nine year old Ada has never left her one room apartment Her mother is too humiliated by Ada s twisted foot to let her outside So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war Ada doesn t waste a minute she sneaks out to join him br br So begins a new adventure of Ada and for Susan Smith the woman who is forced to take the two kids in As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony learns to read and watches for German spies she begins to trust Susan and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie But in the end will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother br br This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity a classic in the making


The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation s history two armies fought for two dreams One dreamed of freedom the other of a way of life Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle There were memories There were promises There was love And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields Shattered futures forgotten innocence and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war i The Killer Angels i is unique sweeping unforgettable a dramatic re creation of the battleground for America s destiny


The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1)

b Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction Herman Wouk s sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America s Greatest Generation b br Wouk s spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events as well as all the drama romance heroism and tragedy of World War II as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war s maelstrom br i The Winds of War i and its sequel i War and Remembrance i stand as the crowning achievement of one of America s most celebrated storytellers br The New York Times bestseller


Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars, #1)

Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Sh gun they fear that their lives are over everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded a young woman alone in her country s last wilderness with only a furious crippled arashitora for company Although she can hear his thoughts and saved his life all she knows for certain is he d rather see her dead than help her Yet trapped together in the forest Yukiko and the beast soon discover a bond that neither of them expected br br Meanwhile the country around them verges on collapse A toxic fuel is choking the land the machine powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure and the Sh gun cares for nothing but his own dominion Authority has always made Yukiko but her world changes when she meets Kin a young man with secrets and the rebel Kag cabal She learns the horrifying extent of the Sh gun s crimes both against her country and her family br br Returning to the city Yukiko is determined to make the Sh gun pay but what can one girl and a flightless arashitora do against the might of an empire


Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)

When Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip in the Australian bush they find things hideously wrong their families are gone Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in their town has been taken prisoner As the reality of the situation hits them they must make a decision run and hide give themselves up and be with their families or fight back


Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

b HOW DID AMERICA BEGIN b br br This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth the voyage of the i Mayflower i and the settlement of Plymouth Colony As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying new book the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving instead it is a fifty five year epic that is at once tragic and heroic and still carries meaning for us today


The Candy Shop War (The Candy Shop War, #1)

What if there were a place where you could get magical candy Moon rocks that made you feel weightless Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable Or candy that gave animals temporary human intelligence and communication skills Imagine what your pet would say Four young friends Nate Summer Trevor and Pigeon are befriended by Belinda White the owner of a new candy shop on Main Street However the gray haired grandmotherly Mrs White is not an ordinary candy maker Her confections have magical side effects Purposefully she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt Diablo Elementary School However Mrs White is not the only magician in town in search of the ancient artifact rumored to be a fountain of youth She is aware that Mr Stott the not so ordinary ice cream truck driver has a few tricks of his own


The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3)

On the night of the new moon the demons rise in force seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all br br Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man but now he has become something more the Warded Man tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon Arlen denies he is the Deliverer at every turn but the more he tries to be one with the common folk the more fervently they believe Many would follow him but Arlen s path threatens to lead him to a dark place he alone can travel to and from which there may be no returning br br The only one with hope of keeping Arlen in the world of men or joining him in his descent into the world of demons is Renna Tanner a fierce young woman in danger of losing herself to the power of demon magic br br Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon killing army and proclaimed himself Shar Dama Ka the Deliverer He carries ancient weapons a spear and a crown that give credence to his claim and already vast swaths of the green lands bow to his control br br But Jardir did not come to power on his own His rise was engineered by his First Wife Inevera a cunning and powerful priestess whose formidable demon bone magic gives her the ability to glimpse the future Inevera s motives and past are shrouded in mystery and even Jardir does not entirely trust her br br Once Arlen and Jardir were as close as brothers Now they are the bitterest of rivals As humanity s enemies rise the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all those lurking in the human heart


Faerie Wars (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #1)

When Henry Atherton helps Mr Fogarty clean up around his house he expects to find a mess and a cranky old man what he doesn t expect to find is Pyrgus Malvae crown prince of the Faerie realm who has escaped the treacherous Faeries of the Night by traveling to the human world through a portal powered by trapped lightning An egomaniacal demon prince greedy glue factory owners Brimstone and Chalkhill and the nefarious Lord Hairstreak leader of the Faeries of the Night all dream of ruling the Faerie realm and are out to kill Pyrgus br br Enlisting the help of his sister Holly Blue and his new friend Henry Pyrgus must get back to the Faerie world alive before one of his many enemies gets to him instead But how many portals are open and can Pyrgus find the right one before it falls into the wrong hands br br Conjuring scenes filled with vivid color unforgettable detail and fearless characters author Herbie Brennan brings readers to the Faerie world where nothing is ever what it seems and no one can be trusted


The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War, #1)

i For a full hour he poured lemonade The world is a thirsty place he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day i And I am the Lemonade King br br Fourth grader Evan Treski is people smart He s good at talking with people even grownups His younger sister Jessie on the other hand is math smart but not especially good with people So when the siblings lemonade stand war begins there really is no telling who will win or even if their fight will ever end Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business definitions of business terms charts diagrams and even math problems this fresh funny emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone s intent br br Awards Rhode Island Children s Book Award New York Public Library Titles for Reading and Sharing North Carolina Children s Book Award Nutmeg Award Connecticut br br Check out b a target blank href http www lemonadewar com rel nofollow www lemonadewar com a b for more information on The Lemonade War Series including sequels i The Lemonade Crime The Bell Bandit i and i The Candy Smash i