SAS

  • Filename: sas.
  • ISBN: 9780241186640
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Ben MacIntyre
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



The book behind the new BBC series 'SAS: Rogue Warriors' From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, has a vision for a new kind of war: attacking the enemy where they least expect it - from behind their own lines. Despite the intense opposition of many in British High Command, Winston Churchill personally gives Stirling permission to recruit the toughest, brightest and most ruthless soldiers he can find. And so begins the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS. With unprecedented access to the SAS secret files, unseen footage and exclusive interviews with its founder members, SAS: Rogue Heroes tells the remarkable story behind an extraordinary fighting force, and the immense cost of making it a reality. SAS: Rogue Warriors is on BBC2 and BBC iPlayer.

Summary and Analysis of Rogue Heroes The History of the SAS Britain s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

  • Filename: summary-and-analysis-of-rogue-heroes-the-history-of-the-sas-britain-s-secret-special-forces-unit-that-sabotaged-the-nazis-and-changed-the-nature-of-war.
  • ISBN: 9781504044950
  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Number of pages: 30
  • Author: Worth Books
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Rogue Heroes tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ben Macintyre’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Rogue Heroes includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of events Important quotes and analysis Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Rogue Heroes:The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre: Ben Macintyre’s Rogue Heroes is a gripping account of the inception of the British SAS, or Special Air Service, during World War II, which became the forerunner to modern military special forces. In mid-1941, the Axis attack on Europe and North Africa knocked Great Britain onto the ropes. Facing the brilliant German general Erwin Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” British forces in North Africa were fighting a losing campaign. An iconoclastic young officer named David Stirling conceived an entirely new form of warfare, based on daring attacks by small groups of highly trained soldiers on large strategic targets, striking deep from behind enemy lines. This revolutionary unit became the SAS and changed the nature of warfare itself. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Rogue Heroes

  • Filename: rogue-heroes.
  • ISBN: 0771060327
  • Release Date: 2017-05-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Ben MacIntyre
  • Publisher: Signal Books



The latest from the bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends -- the untold story of one of WWII's most important secret military units. Ben Macintyre's latest book of derring-do and wartime intrigue reveals the incredible story of the last truly unsung secret organization of World War II -- Britain's Special Air Service, or the SAS. Facing long odds and a tough slog against Rommel and the German tanks in the Middle East theatre, Britain turned to the brainchild of one its most unlikely heroes -- David Stirling, a young man whose aimlessness and almost practiced ennui belied a remarkable mind for strategy. With the help of his equally unusual colleague, the rough-and-tumble Jock Lewes, Stirling sought to assemble a crack team of highly trained men who would parachute in behind enemy lines to throw monkey wrenches into the German war machine. Though he faced stiff resistance from those who believed such activities violated the classic rules of war, Stirling persevered and in the process created a legacy. Staffed by brilliant, idiosyncratic men whose talents defied both tradition and expectations, the SAS would not only change the course of the war, but the very nature of combat itself. Written with complete access to the never-before-seen SAS archives (who chose Macintyre as their official historian), Rogue Heroes offers a powerfully intimate look at life on the battlefield as lived by a group of remarkable soldiers whose contributions have, until now, gone unrecognized beyond the classified world. Filled with wrenching set pieces and weaving its way through multiple theatres of our grandest and most terrible war, this book is both an excellent addition to the Macintyre library and a critical piece in our understanding of the war's unfolding.

Mission erf llt

  • Filename: mission-erf-llt.
  • ISBN: 9783641103446
  • Release Date: 2012-11-19
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Mark Owen
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag



Die Wahrheit über die Jagd auf Osama bin Laden Die Welt kennt nur die Bilder aus dem Lagezentrum des Weißen Hauses: Präsident Barack Obama und sein Stab beobachten am Monitor den Zugriff der Navy Seals. Mit aufgerissenen Augen verfolgt Außenministerin Hillary Clinton das Geschehen. Erschrocken schlägt sie die Hand vor den Mund. Es ist der Moment, als Osama bin Laden, der Drahtzieher des globalen Terrors, von einer Kugel in den Kopf getroffen wird. Was genau der US-Präsident und seine Berater sahen, ist ein streng gehütetes Geheimnis. Einzig und allein die Männer, die den Auftrag ausführten, wissen, was in Pakistan wirklich geschah. Mark Owen ist einer von ihnen. Der authentische Bericht über die tatsächlichen Umstände des Todes von Osama bin Laden – die wahre Geschichte über die wohl spektakulärste Mission der Navy Seals.

Stalingrad

  • Filename: stalingrad.
  • ISBN: 3570551342
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 543
  • Author: Antony Beevor
  • Publisher:



Lone Survivor

  • Filename: lone-survivor.
  • ISBN: 9783641141394
  • Release Date: 2014-03-17
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Marcus Luttrell
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag



Auf einmal stand da eine Armee . . . SEAL-Team 10: eine Elitetruppe. Die Mission: einen Al-Qaida-Führer zur Strecke bringen. Der Feind: Dutzende zu allem entschlossene Taliban-Kämpfer. Vier SEALs gegen eine ganze Armee. Und dann bricht die Hölle los. Die Army schickt Helikopter zur Verstärkung. Neunzehn Männer kommen um, ein einziger kehrt zurück. Dies ist sein Bericht. In einer sternenklaren Nacht im späten Juni 2005 verlassen vier US Navy SEALs ihre Basis im nördlichen Afghanistan in Richtung pakistanische Grenze. Ihr Auftrag: Gefangennahme oder Tötung eines hochrangigen Al-Qaida-Führers, der mit Osama bin Laden operieren und sich in den Bergen versteckt halten soll . . . Lone Survivor ist die Geschichte von Marcus Luttrell, des einzigen Überlebenden der Operation Red Wings. Nicht nur seine drei Kameraden sterben im Gefecht mit einer unterschätzten gegnerischen Truppe, auch die komplette Besatzung des Special-Operations-Aviation-Regiments, das zur Rettung per Hubschrauber losgeschickt wurde, findet den Tod. Nur dank der Hilfe von Einheimischen, die ihn aufnehmen, pflegen und vor den Taliban beschützen, überlebt der schwer verletzte Luttrell. Seine Geschichte handelt von Angst, Tod und grenzenlosem Leid, aber auch von Mut und Treue, von Freundschaft und Hoffnung – und von dem unbedingten Willen zu überleben

Star Wars Rebels Rogue Heroes Poster A Page

  • Filename: star-wars-rebels-rogue-heroes-poster-a-page.
  • ISBN: 1618933639
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Disney
  • Publisher: Disney/Time Incorporated



Meet the galaxy's newest heroes! The new characters of the Star Wars universe come to life in Star Wars Rebels: Rogue Heroes Poster-A-Page book. With every page a poster, plus 9 supersize fold-out posters, young fans will be able to pull apart this book and decorate with posters of the Star Wars Rebels experience! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... The first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, introduced us to a brave Rebel Alliance standing up to the tyranny of the Galactic Empire. Many years later, in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, we saw the birth of the Empire and the rise of Darth Vader. But between Episode III and Episode IV lies a 20-year stretch of Star Wars history never before explored. Now, Star Wars Rebels gives us a first-ever glimpse into this exciting period and the genesis of the Rebel movement. As the evil Empire tightens its grip on the star systems, the Jedi are nearly extinct. The few who remain are forced into lives of seclusion. Citizens in various parts of the galaxy band together to rise up in protest, and help those oppressed by Vader and the Emperor. Star Wars Rebels takes us into the thrilling adventures of one of these groups. Adding to its collectability and super-sized value is the book's nine full-size, removable posters. The Poster-A-Page series delivers children's most popular characters, stories, and memorable moments to them in a unique visual format and offers kids ages 4-12 the opportunity to bring their favorite friends and stories into their homes, onto their walls, and become part of their world.

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

  • Filename: kid-normal-and-the-rogue-heroes.
  • ISBN: 9781408884546
  • Release Date: 2018-03-22
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Greg James
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



The second epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris Smith. Running a team of crime-fighting superheroes is a complicated business – especially when your mum's not allowed to know that you're doing it. But Murph Cooper is making it work: he's a schoolkid by day and a member of the top-secret Heroes' Alliance by night. Not that anyone at The School seems to care. Most of Murph's teachers and classmates still believe that unless you have a proper superpower you can't be a real hero. But his achievements have caught the attention of at least one person … Far away in a maximum security prison, the world's most notorious supervillain, Magpie, has just broken a 30-year silence. Magpie's special power? Draining heroes of their Capabilities and taking them for his own. And his first words? 'Bring Kid Normal to me …'

Der Gerechte

  • Filename: der-gerechte.
  • ISBN: 9783641188160
  • Release Date: 2016-03-21
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John Grisham
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag



Im Zweifel gegen den Angeklagten Sebastian Rudd ist kein typischer Anwalt. Seine Kanzlei ist ein Lieferwagen, eingerichtet mit Bar, Kühlschrank und Waffenschrank. Er arbeitet allein, sein einziger Vertrauter ist sein Fahrer, der zudem als Leibwächter und Golfcaddie fungiert. Sebastian Rudd verteidigt jene Menschen, die andere als den Bodensatz der Gesellschaft bezeichnen. Warum? Weil er Ungerechtigkeit verabscheut und überzeugt ist, dass jeder Mensch einen fairen Prozess verdient. Mit Sebastian Rudd hat John Grisham seinen brillantesten, eigenwilligsten und lebendigsten Helden geschaffen. Der Gerechte ist hart, clever und packend und zeigt den Meister des Justizthrillers in Höchstform.

Renegade Hero or Faux Rogue

  • Filename: renegade-hero-or-faux-rogue.
  • ISBN: 9781476614632
  • Release Date: 2014-04-18
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Ashley M. Donnelly
  • Publisher: McFarland



This book explores the presence of the anti-hero in mainstream dramatic serial television. It offers critical examinations of Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire. What purpose might such unusual protagonists serve in today's culture and what do their tales tell about U.S. political and economic issues from 2008 to 2012? The author discovers how the characters that seem initially so different prove to be strong examplars of established forms of power, such as white patriarchy and late capitalist interests. The study finds that even when the characters are groundbreaking fictional figures, they are all eventually written into submission by the narratives of their series, echoing the same tales of fictitious heroism recycled in American television narratives for decades. New trends in television narratives are discussed--with the expectation that perhaps future dramas will free audiences from oppressive narratives rather than continue to normalize them.

Between the Cartwheels

  • Filename: between-the-cartwheels.
  • ISBN: 9780991694129
  • Release Date: 2012-09-28
  • Number of pages: 451
  • Author: Lawrence Winkler
  • Publisher: Bellatrix



In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world. The first part of his odyssey took him down through South America and up through Africa, accompanied by his mythical hunter companion, Orion. Between the Cartwheels is the sequel to that cartwheel, his vision quest continuing now, on the European Grand Tour adventure of a lifetime.

Kein Held f r einen Tag

  • Filename: kein-held-f-r-einen-tag.
  • ISBN: 9783641146610
  • Release Date: 2014-11-24
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mark Owen
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag



Bereit zum Kampf – ein Elitesoldat enthüllt, was wirklich zählt Mission erfüllt war ein Millionenerfolg. Aber Mark Owen war nicht nur dabei, als Osama bin Laden starb, er nahm während seiner 13 Jahre als Navy SEAL an über 100 wichtigen Einsätzen teil. Zum ersten Mal bietet Owen jetzt exklusive Einblicke in den Alltag eines Navy SEALs und enthüllt, wie er zum Teamleiter einer der besten Elitetruppen der Welt wurde: dem SEAL Team 6. Spannend, packend, aufsehenerregend! Nach wie vor sind unendlich viele Legenden in Umlauf über die Navy SEALs – Grund genug für Mark Owen, erstmals von seinen zutiefst persönlichen Erfahrungen und von den vielen Missionen jenseits der Schlagzeilen zu erzählen: »Mit Kein Held für einen Tag möchte ich die persönliche Seite des Krieges zeigen, die Herausforderungen, Entbehrungen und alles, was ich während meiner Zeit als Navy SEAL fürs Leben lernte. Als SEALs sind wir dazu angehalten, diese Werte und alles, was wir gelernt haben, weiterzugeben, damit andere das Gleiche für die nächste Generation tun können. Mit Kein Held für einen Tag möchte ich dies auch für meine Leser tun.« Von der Härte der Trainings bis zum Einsatz auf dem Schlachtfeld: Mark Owen nimmt uns mit in den Alltag eines Navy SEALs – Kampfgeist, Teamgeist, Nervenkitzel hautnah!

Popular Culture

  • Filename: popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 0879725729
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Kevin Lausé
  • Publisher: Popular Press



Popular Culture: An Introductory Text provides the means for a new examination of the different faces of the American character in both its historical and contemporary identities. The text is highlighted by a series of extensive introductions to various categories of popular culture and by essays that demonstrate how the methods discussed in the introductions can be applied. This volume is an exciting beginning for the study of the materials of everyday life that define our culture and confirm our individual senses of identity.

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