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The Heart of Valor
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9781625675903
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bestselling author Tanya Huff returns to the Confederation series of military science fiction with a novel where nothing is as it seems, even in the most familiar places... For Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr, it’s a relief to find that no matter what changes shake the Confederation, basic training stays the same. Fresh recruits arrive, get their butts kicked by a drill instructor, preview combat conditions on Crucible, and leave remade as Marines. When she reaches Ventris to debrief on her encounter with the most alien life form yet, she finds her very own drill sergeant shepherding along his final batch of recruits. By the time she’s offered a chance to follow her DI’s platoon to Crucible—instead of answering yet more suspicious questions from every officer in the galaxy—twenty days of simulated war sounds almost like a vacation. But as soon as their boots hit dirt, Crucible’s controlled combat environment starts looking entirely too realistic. Platoon 72 is facing actual battles, with no idea who they’re fighting or how they’ve infiltrated the system. No one offplanet knows. And if Torin can’t figure out what’s happening, fast, none of them will be leaving alive...

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    Heart of Valor (Guardians of the North Book #2)
  • Author : Alan Morris
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781441263025
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Together they fight a dangerous enemy. Can their hearts of valor prevail?Hunter Stone and the North-West Mounted Police are faced with establishing themselves as the law on the rugged Canadian frontier. They discover that an evil trader, Armand Sweet, has been smuggling shipments of whisky into the North-West Territories, and Sweet becomes the focus of the Mounties' relentless search.Reena O'Donnell has continued her work as a young missionary among an Indian tribe of the Blackfoot Nation. But she finds that she must deal with the ongoing breakdowns of tribal customs due largely due to the whiskey influence, and she must try to bring a renegade young man, Drew Eagle, under control before violence erupts.Together she and Hunter fight against their common enemy, the dangerous whisky trade. When Armand Sweet eventually is arrested and the true source of the illegal shipments is revealed, the shocking evidence points to someone they know. Hunter and Reena come into a direct confrontation with the heart of evil and are led down a dark trail of high suspense.A declaration of love is made. But is he truly ready for what lies ahead?

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    Heart of Valor
  • Author : L.J. Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781416998419
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the aftermath of an unnatural earthquake, the Hodges-Bradley children must once more help the sorceress Morgana prevent enemies from the Wildworld from attacking, as they go up against Morgana's archrival, Thia Pendriel.

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    Heart of Valour
  • Author : L.J. Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780857070531
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • More than a year and a half has passed since Alys, Claudia, Jane and Charles helped to free the great sorceress, Morgana Shee, from imprisonment and close the passage between the Stillworld and the Wildworld. But when an earthquake hits California and continues to shake with lingering aftershocks, the Hodges-Bradley children begin to suspect this was no ordinary quake, and that the passage seal between the worlds may no longer be stable. With their parents overseas and Morgana travelling north to find the epicentre of the quake the children are left on their own. But peril lurks around every corner, and strange happenings in their home town force them on journey that will test their skills to the very limit. It seems that Morgana's archrival, Thia Pendriel, has stolen the Forgotten Gem, the Heart of Valour, and is waiting to spring her trap…

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    Guardians of the North
  • Author : Alan Morris
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0764281526
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  • Genre : Books
  • This boxed set contains Books 1-3 of the exciting Guardians of the North series set in the magnificent Canadian frontier and featuring the life and love of Hunter Stone of the Mounted Police and Reena O'Donnell, pioneer missionary.

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    Heart of Valor: Gay Romance
  • Author : Dj Monroe
  • Publisher : Sons of Glory
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1798958945
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two strong willed heroes. Two fiery tempers. Will their hearts go down in flames? Valor Moretti is not happy to be home. In fact, he swore he'd never set foot in Patriot, Texas again. For years he's traveled around the country as a freelance firearms instructor, happy to be anywhere but Glory Ranch. Now that he's here and his inheritance is on the line, all he has to do is keep his temper and his cousins under control for the next year, and he's home free. He didn't plan on the hot-headed, way-too-sexy Yankee renting the cottage out back, and he definitely didn't plan on the kind of attraction that promised to set his heart on fire. Kent Massey hates Texas. He hates the heat, he hates that slow drawl accent, and he hates that he's trapped here for at least a month while he trains Patriot's newest K-9 police officer. He especially hates his landlord - that man is a menace. Out shooting handguns at the crack of dawn, making Kent's life miserable, and sticking his nose in where it doesn't belong. It's enough to drive him crazy, especially when he discovers that he'll be working with the guy. His only option is to deal with it, but that doesn't mean he has to like it. The two men are like fire and ice, oil and water. But when push comes to shove and real danger comes to Glory Ranch, they'll have to set aside their differences and face their true feelings before somebody gets killed. Sons of Glory: Follow three cousins as they carry on the family legacy of Glory Ranch, fighting their own inner demons, becoming men that would make their grandparents proud and finding true love along the way. ***Please note that this book contains scenes of domestic abuse and the lives of some animals / pets are threatened. Don't worry, our heroes come to the rescue in the nick of time - like the brave Texans they are. This novel is Book 1 in the Sons of Glory mm romance series, available as Kindle ebook and paperback.

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    Code of Valor (Blue Justice Book #3)
  • Author : Lynette Eason
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781493416639
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What Detective Brady St. John really needs is a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, just as the sun is setting on his second day at a friend's cabin on Lake Henley, he hears a scream and races to rescue a woman from her would-be killer. When the killer escapes only to return to finish the job, Brady vows to utilize all of his many resources to keep her safe--and catch those who would see her dead. Financial crimes investigator Emily Chastain doesn't trust many people. And even though she let the detective who saved her life in on a few pertinent facts about why she was being attacked, there are some things you just don't share with a stranger. Little does she suspect that the secret she is keeping just might get them both killed. Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason sends readers on a race for the truth in this heart-stopping story of risk, regret, and redemption.

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    Becoming a Woman of Valor
  • Author : Elaine White
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1432733842
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  • Genre : Religion
  • God has given Elaine six steps on how to turn women that are discouraged, distressed, and dismayed into mighty Women of Valor. Elaine believes that women in this condition desire to serve God, but because of circumstances in their life they have become discouraged. In these six steps women will learn that God has great plans for their lives.

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    Key of Valor
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0515136530
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A woman’s quest for courage opens her heart to love in the third Key Trilogy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Growing up, Zoe McCourt did not have an easy life—some might call it “disadvantaged.” A hairstylist from a West Virginia trailer park, she ended up in beautiful Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, by sheer determination. How she ended up on a quest for a key to unlock the soul of a warrior demigoddess is another story… Invited to an imposing estate overlooking the town, she met Malory Price and Dana Steele. Each woman was at a crossroads in her life, each facing an uncertain future. And a mysterious couple offered them the chance of a lifetime: a million dollars each if they could free the trapped souls of three mythological sisters—an artist, a bard, and a warrior. Malory and Dana had to reach deep inside themselves to find their keys—and not without paying a price. Now, it has become Zoe’s quest. As a single mother, she has more to risk, more to lose. But her courage in the face of overwhelming odds cannot be underestimated. A nurturer to her son, a defender of her friends, she must confront dark forces amassed against her to make all of their dreams come true… Don’t miss the other books in the Key Trilogy Key of Light Key of Knowledge

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    The Truth of Valor
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781101443224
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The thrilling final installment in Tanya Huff's military sci-fi adventure Confederation series Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was the very model of a Confederation Marine. She’d survived more deadly encounters than anyone in the Corps. No one who’d ever served with her could imagine her walking away from the Corps. But that was before Torin had learned the truth about the war the Confederation was fighting…before she’d been declared dead and had spent time in a prison that shouldn’t exist.... It was Salvage Operator Craig Ryder who had refused to believe Torin was dead. Craig who found and rescued Torin. And so, when her mission was complete, Torin resigned from the Marines to start a new life with Craig aboard his tiny salvage ship, the Promise. But civilian life was a lot rougher than Torin had imagined. The salvage operators were losing cargo and lives to pirates. Because salvagers were an independent lot unwilling to turn to the OutSector Wardens for help, no one in authority seemed to take their ever-increasing threat seriously. Then, on their first real run together, pirates attacked the Promise, kidnapping Craig and leaving Torin to die. But leaving Torin behind to die was never a good strategy. Against all odds, she survived, and certain—despite no evidence to prove her correct—that Craig was still alive, she decided to mount a rescue mission. When Craig’s salvager friends refused to join her, Torin had no choice but to call in the Marines—some very special Marines. Then she discovered why the pirates had been trying to kidnap salvagers. And suddenly Torin’s mission expanded from saving Craig to stopping the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space....

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    The Better Part of Valor
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9781625675897
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From bestselling author Tanya Huff comes a new novel in the Confederation series of military science fiction, blending action, intrigue, courage, and humor with more twists than a trip through Susumi space... Even if she was saving the Confederation at the time, Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is aware that questioning a general’s parentage to his face was not a strategic career move. But she never imagined it would land her as senior NCO on a top-secret recon mission practically guaranteed to go sideways. The target is an unidentified alien ship the size of a station, floating dead in space. Most of her intel comes from a civilian salvage operator who’s bargained his way onto her landing party while making it clear he won’t be taking any orders. Best of all, the mission’s commanding officer is a politically connected captain so heroic his troops tend to end up dead. But as soon as Torin and her Marines set foot on the strange vessel, the rules change. This ship isn’t empty. Communications are down. And if they can’t get back to tell the Confederation what they’ve found out, all of the known galaxy is going to learn about it the hard way...

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    The Price of Valor (Global Search and Rescue Book #3)
  • Author : Susan May Warren
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781493426621
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Former Navy SEAL Hamilton Jones thought that the love of his life was dead. But when a girl claiming to be his daughter shows up with a dire message from his wife, Ham knows he will stop at nothing to find her and bring her home. Kidnapped by rebels while serving as an interpreter in Ukraine, Signe Kincaid has spent the past decade secreting out valuable information about Russian assets in the US to her CIA handler. Fearing for her daughter after being discovered as an operative, Signe sends her to Ham for safekeeping. She's ready to give her life for her country, and she can hardly expect Ham to rescue her after breaking his heart over and over. When Ham discovers the reason Signe has kept her distance, he must choose between love for his wife and love for the nation he has vowed to protect. Will he save the many? Or the few? USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren takes you on a global search and rescue mission where the stakes are higher than ever in this final installment of her popular series.

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    Woman of Valor
  • Author : Stephen B. Oates
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN : 9781439105368
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by her previous biographers, has written the first complete account of Clara Barton's active engagement in the Civil War. By the summer of 1862, with no institutional affiliation or official government appointment, but impelled by a sense of duty and a need to heal, she made her way to the front lines and the heat of battle. Oates tells the dramatic story of this woman who gave the world a new definition of courage, supplying medical relief to the wounded at some of the most famous battles of the war -- including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Battery Wagner, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. Under fire with only her will as a shield, she worked while ankle deep in gore, in hellish makeshift battlefield hospitals -- a bullet-riddled farmhouse, a crumbling mansion, a windblown tent. Committed to healing soldiers' spirits as well as their bodies, she served not only as nurse and relief worker, but as surrogate mother, sister, wife, or sweetheart to thousands of sick, wounded, and dying men. Her contribution to the Union was incalculable and unique. It also became the defining event in Barton's life, giving her the opportunity as a woman to reach out for a new role and to define a new profession. Nursing, regarded as a menial service before the war, became a trained, paid occupation after the conflict. Although Barton went on to become the founder and first president of the Red Cross, the accomplishment for which she is best known, A Woman of Valor convinces us that her experience on the killing fields of the Civil War was her most extraordinary achievement.

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    A Confederation of Valor
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : D A W Books, Incorporated
  • Pages : 619
  • ISBN : 0756403995
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In "Valor's Choice," humans, after being granted membership in the Confederation, must protect the peaceful members of the alliance, and in "The Better Part of Valor," Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr, separated from her platoon, is sent off on a perilous mission to protect a scientific expedition. Original.

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    Sons of Valor II: Violence of Action
  • Author : Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9781094093550
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • They train to be the toughest, the smartest, the most covert operators in the world—they are the Tier One Navy SEALs, led by Lieutenant Commander Keith “Chunk” Redman. When a former teammate of Chunk’s is killed in a shocking ambush, rumors begin to fly that the Lion of Ramadi, the infamous Iraq War sniper who racked up dozens of American kills, has returned with a mission to target American SEALs. Chunk and his core team—Saw, a skilled and lethal sniper; Riker, who has an uncanny ability to escape death; and Whitney Watts, a former CIA analyst who sees patterns everyone else seems to miss—are mobilized to prosecute the threat. But this is no ordinary counterattack, because someone posts the details of the hit all over social media, taunting the American SEALs. Worse, the enemy seems prepared to counter all the Tier One’s moves, a dangerous new stage in the war on terror and a troubling sign that whoever is behind the attack is planning something bigger. Fearing they may have been duped into chasing the wrong target, Chunk and his team embark on a high-stakes cat-and-mouse mission where nothing—and no one—is what they expect. And when their enemy finds a way to strike at the heart of what’s nearest and dearest to them, it will test not only their bonds but also the personal sacrifices they’ve made to keep America safe.

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    The Metal Heart
  • Author : Caroline Lea
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780063075481
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The story of true innocents caught up in the machinery of war. Exquisitely researched, beautifully told, this tiny corner of Scotland came alive for me in all of my senses and I found myself rooting for the central characters with all my heart.” —Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, Yes In the dark days of World War II, an unlikely romance blossoms between a Scottish woman and an Italian prisoner of war in this haunting novel with the emotional complexity of The Boat Runner and All the Light We Cannot See—a powerful and atmospheric story of love, jealousy, and conscience that illuminates the beauty of the human spirit from the author of The Glass Woman. In the wake of the Allies’ victory in North Africa, 1,000 Italian soldiers have been sent to a remote island off the Scottish coast to wait out the war. Their arrival has divided the island’s community. Nerves frayed from three years of war and the constant threat of invasion, many locals fear the enemy prisoners and do not want them there. Where their neighbors see bloodthirsty enemies, however, orphaned sisters Dorothy and Constance see sick and wounded men unused to the freezing cold of an Orkney winter, and volunteer to nurse them. While doing so Dorothy finds herself immediately drawn to Cesare, a young man broken by the horrors of battle. But as the war drags on, tensions between the islanders and the outsiders deepen, and Dorothy’s connection to Cesare threatens the bond she shares with Constance. Since the loss of their parents, the sisters have relied on each other. Now, their loyalty will be tested, each forced to weigh duty against desire . . . until, one fateful evening, a choice must be made, one that that will have devastating consequences.

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    Woman of Valor
  • Author : Marilynn Chadwick
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780736970280
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  • Genre : Religion
  • "In an increasingly broken world, Woman of Valor brings a much-needed call to action for women to be courageous. I encourage you to delve into this captivating book." —Lauren Perdue Olympic gold medalist in swimming Deep Down, Don't You Long to Be a World-Changer? Did you know that the famed Proverbs 31 woman was more than just a "virtuous woman"? In Hebrew, she is called a woman of valor. And if you think the Bible paints women as "less than," better look again! Inspirational speaker Marilynn Chadwick, a former agnostic, was fascinated by the powerful portrayals of women right in the pages of Scripture—courageous women who fought wars, foiled genocidal plots, and raised world-changing kids. Like these women, you were designed by God to bravely and faithfully give life to the world around you. More than just a virtuous woman, you were created to be a woman of valor. Marilynn invites you on a quest to discover your true calling. Step into real-life stories of incredible women in her own community, along with those she has met in her travels to India, Lebanon, Sudan, and more. Women who share beautiful and powerful traits you can uncover and incorporate into your own life to become a world-changing woman of valor. Includes a VALOR QUEST study guide to help you embark on a unique and life-changing journey

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    Field of Valor
  • Author : Matthew Betley
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781501163203
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set in the aftermath of the “riveting…action-packed” (Joan Lunden, New York Times bestselling author) Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy in this “fast, hard-hitting, and impossible to put down” (The Real Book Spy) thriller. With the full resources of the Justice Department, Intelligence Community, and the military (not to mention presidential pardons pre-signed), Logan must battle a secret organization with the connections and funding to rival many first-world nations. The sinister goal of this organization—to pit the United States against China in a bid to dismantle the world’s security and economy. Back on US soil, Logan and his task force pursue the elusive foe from the woods of northern Virginia to the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, from suburban Maryland across the urban sprawl of Washington DC. The stakes have never been higher for Logan or America itself... “Suspenseful, inventive, and relentless, Field of Valor unfolds at lightning pace” (Meg Gardiner, New York Times bestselling author) and is perfect for fans of the pulse-pounding works of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and Jack Carr.

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    A Woman of Valor
  • Author : Michele Davis
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1498451209
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  • Genre : Religion
  • The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust you with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 The New Living Bible"

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    Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor
  • Author : Chuck Black
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781601421289
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Two friends face the Dark Knight’s deadliest scheme, but only one knight has the courage to overcome. Sir Quinlan leaves his boyhood friend to serve the Prince, fighting a battle darker and more intense than any he’s ever known. The mysterious Sir Baylor recruits him into the ranks of an elite unit of knights known as the Swords of Valor, but when tragedy strikes and everyone blames Quinlan, the Swords of Valor disband, ending a legacy of heroic deeds. Alone and despairing, Quinlan wanders the kingdom, fleeing his past. His providential encounter with Taras, a mysterious Silent Warrior and former trainer of Valor Knights, offers Quinlan a chance to redeem himself and learn the ways of the secret warriors. The training is grueling, and just when Quinlan seems to have left his failures behind, he receives an impossible challenge from the Prince—one that will force him to face his past…and the mighty men who blame him for the tragedy that ruined them. Can Quinlan reunite the Valor Knights in time to save the people from the Dark Knight’s evil plot to rule the Kingdom of Arrethtrae, or will the Valor Knights lose the most important battle of all?

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    Bayonet Skies
  • Author : John F. Mullins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781416525400
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Special Forces veteran John F. Mullins delivers heart-pounding action under fire in his third Men of Valor novel. 1975: With the Vietnam War drawing to a close, Captain James Carmichael begins a new life far from the front lines, in Bad Tölz, Germany. Married to a beautiful Russian émigré and awaiting his first child, Carmichael should be content training the 10th Special Forces for a European conflict that will likely never come. But the peacetime army is unmanageable, plagued by drugs and misbehavior, and Carmichael hungers for something more. That appetite gets fed when he is asked to rescue a P.O.W. being held by the North Vietnamese. It's a deadly proposition with dangerous odds, to which his wife bitterly objects. But Carmichael must answer the call of loyalty and risk everything he has -- on one last mission to bring his men back alive.

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    Night of the Solstice
  • Author : L.J. Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780857070517
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Claudia Hodges-Bradley meets a fox, she knows it will be an extraordinary day. Not just any fox, this vixen is the magical familiar of the sorceress Morgana Shee. For years, Morgana has guarded the solitary gate between Earth and the Wildworld, a shimmering parallel universe where legends still live. She alone holds the secret of the mirrors that serve as the last surviving passage to enchantment. But Morgana has been betrayed and imprisoned in the Wildworld, and the fox is determined to recruit Claudia and her siblings for the rescue mission. Armed only with courage and determination, Alys, Charles, Jane and Claudia must save Morgana before the winter solstice, when evil sorcerer Cadel Forge plans to escape the Wildworld and conquer Earth. And with December 21stonly 2 weeks away, there is no time to lose…

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    Sons of Valor
  • Author : Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson
  • Publisher : Tier One Shared-World Series
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1094093564
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sons of valor ... Navy SEAL Keith "Chunk" Redman has been one of the military's top doorkickers since the day he pinned on his trident: loyal, single-minded, lethal. Tasked to lead a new, covert team of Tier One SEALs--the most elite special operators in the world--Chunk can no longer simply rely on the status quo. To safeguard America, he needs help to stay a step ahead of its adversaries. Brilliant at spotting patterns in the data that others miss, ex-CIA analyst Whitney Watts sees evidence of a troubling link between illicit Chinese arms sales and an attack on a US military convoy in Afghanistan. If she's right, it would portend not only massive casualties, but a devastating threat to global stability. Sons of war ... From the ashes of a never-ending war, a new generation of terrorists has arisen: sophisticated, tech-savvy, and hiding in plain sight among America's allies. Battered by the Taliban and by the West, they call themselves al Qadr--Power and Destiny--and they're determined to wrest back control of their homeland. Armed with a powerful combat drone, they can strike with deadly precision at US forces in the region--but their ambitions reach far, far beyond that. A new legacy ... The new Tier One's first mission will require them to not only prove themselves, but to stop an enemy who's using military tactics against them. Chunk and his team aren't just the tip of the spear; they're America's first, last, and best counterterrorism defense. And they couldn't have arrived at a more urgent--and perilous--time.

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    Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor
  • Author : Dick Couch,George Galdorisi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101576175
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Navy SEALs have been fighting terrorists around the world for over a decade. And for all that time, the Bandito Platoon SEALS from SEAL Team Seven have been on continuous combat rotation. Now they have drawn a shipboard assignment off Central America—an easy day. But for a Navy SEAL, the only easy day was yesterday. In a powerful story of global anti-terrorism inspired by real life missions, Act of Valor combines stunning combat scenes, up-to-the minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes you deep into the secretive world of today’s most elite, highly trained group of warriors. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the United States, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitments to country, team, and their families back home. But each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border—where they engage in an epic firefight with potentially unimaginable consequences for America…

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    Age of Valor
  • Author : D. E. Morris
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1503340139
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A threat of total elimination hangs over the heads of all who inhabit the Celtique Isles, and only young Ashlynn, soon to be crowned High Queen of one of the most powerful nations among the Isles, can bring them together to overcome years of petty differences and stand united against the growing threat to their lands and their lives. Set in a land of magic and mystery, this is a tale of pride and devotion. Ashlynn has a deep love for her kingdom and her homelands, and risks her own life to try and spare her people the pain of war. She is a ruler unlike any other, one who has inherited the heavy burden of not only a crown but the duty of an Elemental, one who has the ability to shift their form into that of a dragon and have special kinship with others of her kind. When the High King of Caedia, a nation once a part of the Isles, decides to bring war to the Elementals, to try and rid the earth of them in his quest for ultimate power, Ashlynn must grow up in a hurry and learn to fight, as well as find the rest of her kindred who have been scattered across the globe for generations. Little does she know that the man she prepares to fight is only a pawn in a much bigger war, and that the real face of terror has been hiding in plain sight all along.

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    Valor's Choice
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9781625675880
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tanya Huff—acclaimed author of the Blood Series—begins her celebrated Confederation series that will launch readers into a future where Humans are not the most evolved species... Good thing they can take orders. Brought into the multi-species Confederation, Humans earn their place along the Taykan and the Krai by acting as military guardians of the Elder Races, who have risen above societal aggression and violence. When Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr and her platoon are dragged from some well-deserved R&R to play honor guard for a diplomatic mission to the non-Confederation planet of the Silsviss, Torin suspects that something is about to go wrong. You don't make staff sergeant in the CMC without a well-developed sense of paranoia. Justified paranoia when word reaches them that the enemy has been spotted in this sector of space. The diplomatic mission becomes a race to recruit the Silsviss into the Confederation before the enemy returns, claims the reptilian warriors as their own, and turns them loose on the Confederation. One battle-weary platoon has to step up to stop the slaughter.

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    Valor's Trial
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN : 9781625675910
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bestselling author Tanya Huff’s Confederation series of military science fiction returns with a novel where one woman’s discovery shakes the foundations of the intergalactic alliance itself... Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has had enough of special treatment—and of gaping, skepticism, and whispers of Silsviss or Big Yellow as she passes. She’s glad to be back with her own Sh’quo Company, surrounded by familiar faces and enduring more razzing than awe. Of course, the company is going into battle again, facing death on all sides in a centuries-old war where every attempt at diplomacy fails, and she’s got a brand-new second lieutenant to train. Another glorious day in the Confederation Marine Corps. The battle goes disastrously wrong. And yet somehow Torin wakes up. The Others don’t take prisoners—or so the Confederation has always said. But the dark tunnels and mysterious mechanisms of the warren around her certainly seem like a prison. And there’s more going on than simple confinement. One after another, Torin’s most cherished beliefs are shaken to the core. She’s always been a survivor. But time is running out. If she has to question everything to escape, answers had better start coming fast...

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    A Man of Valor
  • Author : Arthur Whitefield Spalding
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433112014125
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  • Genre : Jews
  • Chapter I.A Perilous Situation. Chapter II. Not By Many, But By Few. Chapter III. Honey and Blood. Chapter IV. The Beginning on Evil. Chapter V. The Cleaving of Souls. Chapter VI. Intercessor and Defender. Chapter VII. In Palace and Wood. Chapter VIII. A Night of Gloom. Chapter IX. Gilboa. Chapter X. The Song of the Bow.

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    Beyond Valor
  • Author : Patrick K. O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780743213295
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : History
  • Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick O'Donnell's Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe in the words of the men themselves, and perhaps the most honest and brutal account of combat possible on the printed page. For more than fifty years the individual stories that make up this narrative -- shockingly frank reflections of sacrifice and courage -- have been bottled up, buried, or circulated privately. Now, nearing the ends of their lives, our WWII soldiers have at last unburdened themselves. Beyond Valor recaptures their hidden history. A pioneering oral historian, Patrick O'Donnell used his award-winning website, The Drop Zone, to solicit oral- and "e-histories" from individual soldiers. Gradually, working from within the community, O'Donnell convinced some of the war's most battle-hardened soldiers to tell their stories. The result is WWII seen through the eyes of the men who saw the most intense of its action. O'Donnell focuses on the elite units of the war -- the Rangers, Airborne, and 1st Special Service Force -- troops that spearheaded the most dangerous operations and often made the difference between victory and defeat. From more than 650 interviews O'Donnell has chosen oral- and e-histories that form a seamless story line, a pointillistic history of the war in Europe from the first parachute drops in North Africa through the final battles in Germany and the long trip home. It is the story of the war not discussed in polite company. O'Donnell presents the wreckage of entire battalions nearly annihilated, invisible personal scars, and haunting revelations of wartime atrocities. But more important are the men who recount lives risked without hesitation for comrades and cause, and those who did not return: the friends who died in their arms. Their stories remind all of us that victory came only at the highest price. Remembering the infamous cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc, bloody Omaha Beach, the bitter fighting at the Battle of the Bulge, and Hill 400 in the Hürtgen Forest, the soldiers reveal war as seen, heard, and smelled by the GIs on the front line. Also included is the unique story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, and the trailblazing African-American "Experimental" Test Platoon that had to fight its own battle behind the lines. Beyond Valor captures the truths that exist among soldiers. It is one of the most inspiring accounts of the war ever produced.

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    Woman of Valor
  • Author : Ellen Chesler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 141655369X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Ellen Chesler's 1992 biography of Margaret Sanger is acclaimed as definitive and is widely used and cited by scholars and activists alike in the fields of women's health and reproductive rights. Chesler's substantive new Afterword considers how Sanger's life and work hold up in light of subsequent developments, such as U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging the constitutional doctrine of privacy and international definitions of reproductive health as an essential human right.

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    Beyond Valor
  • Author : Patrick K. O'Donnell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105110325904
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • Members of the Ranger and Airborne troops from World War II tell their own action-packed stories of dropping behind enemy lines, in a series of eyewitness accounts of the war in North Africa and Europe based on more than six hundred interviews with the veterans. 50,000 first printing.

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    True Valor
  • Author : Don B. Olsen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1607813912
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "On December 2, 1982, the fully mechanical Jarvik-7 heart was placed inside Barney Clark, culminating years of painstaking research and making medical history by successfully pumping Clark's blood for 112 days. True Valor takes an in-depth look at this significant event by telling the story of the doctors and researchers involved, of Barney Clark, and of the evolution of the artificial heart before and after Clark's transplant. Author Don Olsen is well positioned to tell this story, having worked on the artificial heart project under Dr. William Kolff, the man who designed the Jarvik-7. His narrative conveys the concerns and emotions of those who were part of Clark's story while offering the insights of one who knows that research does not happen overnight but takes time, resources, and the efforts of many people. Olsen's account shares the human sides of this story along with the embedded politics and technical details of medical research in clear, readable language"--Provided by publisher.

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    Valor
  • Author : Dan Hampton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781250275868
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  • Genre : History
  • Valor is the magnificent story of a genuine American hero who survived the fall of the Philippines and brutal captivity under the Japanese, from New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton. Lieutenant William Frederick “Bill” Harris was 25 years old when captured by Japanese forces during the Battle of Corregidor in May 1942. This son of a decorated Marine general escaped from hell on earth by swimming eight hours through a shark-infested bay; but his harrowing ordeal had just begun. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of the Philippines, he was sheltered by a Filipino aristocrat, engaged in guerilla fighting, and eventually set off through hostile waters to China. After 29 days of misadventures and violent storms, Harris and his crew limped into a friendly fishing village in the southern Philippines. Evading and fighting for months, he embarked on another agonizing voyage to Australia, but was betrayed by treacherous islanders and handed over to the Japanese. Held for two years in the notorious Ofuna prisoner-of-war camp outside Yokohama, Harris was continuously starved, tortured, and beaten, but he never surrendered. Teaching himself Japanese, he eavesdropped on the guards and created secret codes to communicate with fellow prisoners. After liberation on August 30, 1945, Bill represented American Marine POWs during the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay before joining his father and flying to a home he had not seen in four years. Valor is a riveting new look at the Pacific War. Through military documents, personal photos, and an unpublished memoir provided by his daughter, Harris’ experiences are dramatically revealed through his own words in the expert hands of bestselling author and retired fighter pilot Dan Hampton. This is the stunning and captivating true story of an American hero.

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    Rising From Ashes (Acts of Valor, Book 4)
  • Author : Rebecca Hartt
  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781644572931
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Navy SEAL Commander Overcomes Injuries And Survivors Guilt In Search Of Love and Redemption In Rising From Ashes, A Christian Romantic Suspense Novel From Rebecca Hartt --Present Day, Virginia Beach, Virginia-- Lt. Commander “Monty” Monteague hasn’t needed God since he was a boy. But now the accomplished, handsome SEAL is the only survivor of a rescue mission gone wrong. His men are dead; his face is badly scarred. Wounded and hurting, Monty seeks solace in all the wrong places, until his do-gooder neighbor intrudes on his isolation, heals him, and teaches him to reach for God, not a bottle. Opal Bonheur isn’t just Monty’s neighbor; she’s his physical therapist. Having loved him from afar for years, Opal is determined to heal the warrior, physically and emotionally. What Monty needs is the faith that has sustained her through many a tragedy—and they aren’t over yet. As the past comes back to haunt Opal, Monty’s prayers for her protection might be the only thing to keep her alive. Publisher’s Note: Fans of Ronie Kendig, Lynnette Eason, Dee Henderson as well as Marliss Melton, Susan May Warren , and Colleen Coble, will enjoy this engrossing and heart-stirring series of redemption and rebirth. The Acts of Valor Series Returning to Eden Every Secret Thing Cry in the Wilderness Rising From Ashes Braving the Valley Rebecca Hartt is the nom de plume for an award-winning, best-selling author of a different name who, compelled by her faith, decided to spin suspenseful military romance where God plays a vital role in character motivation and plot. As a child, Rebecca lived in countries all over the world. She has been a military dependent for most of her life and knows first-hand the dedication and sacrifice required by those who serve. Living near the military community of Virginia Beach, Rebecca is constantly reminded of the peril and uncertainty faced by U.S. Navy SEALs, many of whom testify to a personal and profound connection with their Creator. Their loved ones, too, rely on God for strength and comfort. These men of courage and women of faith are the subjects of Rebecca Hartt’s enthusiastically received Acts of Valor romantic suspense series.

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    Man of Valor
  • Author : DeAngela S. Reid
  • Publisher : Marcus DeGeorge
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 0999674676
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  • Genre : Books
  • Man of Valor was written specifically with men in mind. Helping them to spend intimate time with God and become men after God's own heart. It also deals with practical issues that we all face in life.

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    Woman of Valor
  • Author : Stephen B. Oates
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN : 0028740122
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by her previous biographers, has written the first complete account of Clara Barton's active engagement in the Civil War. By the summer of 1862, with no institutional affiliation or official government appointment, but impelled by a sense of duty and a need to heal, she made her way to the front lines and the heat of battle. Oates tells the dramatic story of this woman who gave the world a new definition of courage, supplying medical relief to the wounded at some of the most famous battles of the war -- including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Battery Wagner, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. Under fire with only her will as a shield, she worked while ankle deep in gore, in hellish makeshift battlefield hospitals -- a bullet-riddled farmhouse, a crumbling mansion, a windblown tent. Committed to healing soldiers' spirits as well as their bodies, she served not only as nurse and relief worker, but as surrogate mother, sister, wife, or sweetheart to thousands of sick, wounded, and dying men. Her contribution to the Union was incalculable and unique. It also became the defining event in Barton's life, giving her the opportunity as a woman to reach out for a new role and to define a new profession. Nursing, regarded as a menial service before the war, became a trained, paid occupation after the conflict. Although Barton went on to become the founder and first president of the Red Cross, the accomplishment for which she is best known, A Woman of Valor convinces us that her experience on the killing fields of the Civil War was her most extraordinary achievement.

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    Dawn of Valor
  • Author : Lindsay McKenna
  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0373096496
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Heart of Hell
  • Author : Mitch Weiss
  • Publisher : Dutton Caliber
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780425279175
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • On February 17, Landing Craft Infantry 449 was among a dozen gunboats helping to prepare the area for their invasion two days later. From the towering slopes of Mount Suribachi, Japanese forces opened fire, forcing the U.S. commanders to recalculate battlefield plans. They shelled and bombed the newly discovered enemy positions. It was a move that saved countless lives two days later, when tens of thousands of Marines stormed the beach at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Mitch Weiss' The Heart of Hell is the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449.

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    Fearless
  • Author : Eric Blehm
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780307730701
  • Reader Reviews : 61
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Go deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination were fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses, including drug addiction, and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as…fearless. “As a rule, we don’t endorse books or movies or anything regarding the command where I work—and Adam Brown worked—but as the author writes in Fearless, ‘you have to know the rules, so you know when to bend or break them.’ This is one of those times. Read this book. Period. It succeeds where all the others have failed.” —SEAL Team SIX Operator