In the autumn of 1993, American special forces were dispatched to the famine-stricken land of Somalia. Their intervention in this war-torn country was the most dramatic US military action since Vietnam. A routine mission went horribly wrong when Michael Durant's Black Hawk helicopter was shot down over Mogadishu and he was quickly surrounded by Somali troops and taken captive. The brutal torture he underwent was made all too clear to the world when his coerced statements were broadcast on live television and his battered face appeared on the cover of magazines around the globe. Michael Durant's ordeal was first described in Mark Bowden's international bestseller Black Hawk Down and the critically acclaimed film of the same name. This, his first-person gripping account tells of bravery under fire, torture, imprisonment, and the terrifying day by day reality for a soldier, unarmed and helpless in enemy hands, fighting to survive.
THE "MUST-READ"* BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION After the Band of Brothers went home, they never forgot the lessons of war . . . After chronicling the personal stories of the Band of Brothers in We Who Are Alive and Remain, author Marcus Brotherton presents a collection of remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company—and how their wartime experiences shaped their lives off the battlefield. A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known—men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed onto their families, and that continue to inspire new generations of Americans. *Jake Powers, Official E/506th Historian
This book, written by a missions journalist as he traveled throughout 20 different countries, highlights the lives of Christians past and present whose examples of endurance, courage, sacrifice, and humility will connect readers with God's unstoppable work across the world.
The fate of the world itself rests on the competent shoulders of Princess Bronwyn. But first she must contend with the super-science of a mad inventor, the magic of warring fairies and a deadly gauntlet of pirates and treachery, space travel and sorcery. Only Bronwyn and her loyal friends---a circus girl, a giant, a changeling and an eccentric scientist---can prevent the End of the World! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
The brave and beautiful Princess Bronwyn is forced to watch helplessly from behind bars as she becomes an outcast in her own kingdom. But iron bars are no match for her iron will, and with her companions---the dashing Baron, the changeling Gyven and the faithful Kobold giant, Thud---Bronwyn engineers an escape...only to begin a trek through the fairy-haunted Dark Forest. She must confront unknown races and unfathomable dangers---to say nothing of the bounty hunters and spies of the evil Lord Payne and the uncanny General Praxx. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Her name is Bronwyn and her fame echoes throughout the land. Barons and generals alike tremble at opposing her will. She is no longer a pampered princess. Refined by the inferno of battle, she is whipcord and steel, a master of the sword---and vengeance. This time Bronwyn has no need to run. At the head of a mighty invasion force, she must now reclaim her homeland. She must overthrow her sibling rival to recapture her throne. She must force evil to bow to her sword---or perish in the final clash between hearts and armor. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
She is beautiful, lithe and swift: as deadly as the blade flashing in her deft grip. The blood of kings runs strong in her veins---but her weakling brother wears the crown. She is Bronwyn. And her name strikes fear in the hearts of the depraved courtiers feasting like jackals on the corpse of her fathers kingdom. Her brother may rule the land, but a ruthless maniac is the puppet master behind the throne. And he has put a price on the head of the fugitive princess, who alone knows the secret to his power. To save her kingdom, Bronwyn must enlist a rebel force of gypsies and giants, peasants and pirates, montebanks and changeling spies... This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Hundreds of years in the future, the pioneering space flight made by Princess Bronwyn has evolved into an empire of interstellar commerce---an empire always on the shakey verge of rebellion. It is also a world that ranges from dense industrial slums to the glittering towers of the legendary Vortex Patrol. Into the former is born an extraordinary girl who finds herself fighting, cheating and stealing her way from the gutters of the spaceports of Blavek to the ranks of the Patrol itself. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
A whimsical, unstinting personal account of the life and work of mid-20th-century Hollywood director John Ford as witnessed by the actor and son of Harry Carey traces the remake of 3 Godfathers while sharing master-level insights into the art of western filmmaking. Reprint.