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Under the Eagle
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429968270
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue and heroism It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain - a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself. Filled with the kind of historical details that brings the adventure to life, Simon Scarrow's Under the Eagle is destined to become a military fiction classic.

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    Under the Eagle
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0312278705
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two Roman soldiers--battle-hardened centurion Macro and Cato, a new recruit--head for Britain with the invading Roman army in 42 A.D. where they will stumble into a plot to overthrow the emperor.

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    Under the Eagle
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Pages : 1208
  • ISBN : 0312278705
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain - a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself.

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    Under the Eagle
  • Author : Samuel Holiday,Robert S. McPherson
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780806151014
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Samuel Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit secret communications on the battlefield. Based on extensive interviews with Robert S. McPherson, Under the Eagle is Holiday’s vivid account of his own story. It is the only book-length oral history of a Navajo code talker in which the narrator relates his experiences in his own voice and words. Under the Eagle carries the reader from Holiday’s childhood years in rural Monument Valley, Utah, into the world of the United States’s Pacific campaign against Japan—to such places as Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Central to Holiday’s story is his Navajo worldview, which shapes how he views his upbringing in Utah, his time at an Indian boarding school, and his experiences during World War II. Holiday’s story, coupled with historical and cultural commentary by McPherson, shows how traditional Navajo practices gave strength and healing to soldiers facing danger and hardship and to veterans during their difficult readjustment to life after the war. The Navajo code talkers have become famous in recent years through books and movies that have dramatized their remarkable story. Their wartime achievements are also a source of national pride for the Navajos. And yet, as McPherson explains, Holiday’s own experience was “as much mental and spiritual as it was physical.” This decorated marine served “under the eagle” not only as a soldier but also as a Navajo man deeply aware of his cultural obligations.

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    Under the Eagle
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 0786240768
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is the year A.D. 42, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local trives, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity--Britain--a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong in to a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself.

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    Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780755350827
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! UNDER THE EAGLE is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The Times AD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That's how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now. Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realise they have a lot to learn from one another. On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive...

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    When the Eagle Hunts
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781429980326
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Well-paced and intricately plotted, When the Eagle Hunts is a brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue, and a suicide mission. Is the unflinching courage of the Roman army a match for the ruthless barbarity of the British tribes? In the bitter winter of a.d. 44, the Roman troops in Britain are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring so that the campaign to conquer the island can be renewed. But the native Britons are growing more cunning in their resistance, constantly snapping at the heels of the mighty Roman forces. When the most brutal of the native tribesmen, the Druids of the Dark Moon, capture the shipwrecked wife and children of General Plautius, quick action is called for. Two volunteers from the crack Second Legion must venture deep into hostile territory in a desperate attempt to rescue the prisoners.

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    Under the Eagle
  • Author : Jenny Pearce
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : UOM:39076000644844
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  • Genre : Political Science
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    The Eagle of The Ninth
  • Author : Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Pages : 495
  • ISBN : 9780192732675
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . .Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide.Rosemary Sutcliff's books about Roman Britain have won much acclaim. The author writes with such passion and with such attention to detail that the Roman age is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.

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    The Eagle's Prey (Eagles of the Empire 5)
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780755350865
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE EAGLE'S PREY is the thrilling fifth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's gripping historical novels: 'Ferocious and compelling' Daily Express Britannia, AD 44. The time has come to claim Britain for the Empire. Centurions Cato and Macro are preparing for what their leaders say will be the final battle against those natives refusing to accept the civilising force of Rome. The British savages will surely stand no chance against the might of the unstoppable Roman army. But young Cato is more concerned about hot-headed cohort commander, Maximius, than about the enemy, and with Roman troops being brutally slaughtered, even grizzled veteran Macro is having doubts about the promised ease of their success. Will they be victorious - or will the battle cost both of them more than they could ever imagine?

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    Nicaragua
  • Author : Thomas W. Walker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780429974557
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Nicaragua: Emerging from the Shadow of the Eagle details the country's unique history, culture, economics, politics, and foreign relations. Its historical coverage considers Nicaragua from pre-Columbian and colonial times as well as during the nationalist liberal era, the U.S. Marine occupation, the Somoza dictatorship, the Sandinista revolution and government, the conservative restoration after 1990, and consolidation of the FSLN's power since the return of Daniel Ortega to the presidency in 2006. The thoroughly revised and updated sixth edition features new material covering political, economic, and social developments since 2011. This includes expanded discussions on economic diversification, women and gender, and social programs. Students of Latin American politics and history will learn the how the interventions by the United States 'the eagle' to 'the north' have shaped Nicaraguan political, economic, and cultural life, but also the extent to which Nicaragua is increasingly emerging from the eagle's shadow.

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    The Eagle Has Flown
  • Author : Jack Higgins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780671746698
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • IRA assassin Liam Devlin returns to Britain in an attempt to effect the escape of German soldier Kurt Steiner from the Tower of London and return with him to Berlin

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    The Eagle and the Wolves (Eagles of the Empire 4)
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780755350858
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE EAGLE AND THE WOLVES is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times Britannia, AD 44. Occupation is never easy. The enemy is butchering their supply convoys, their garrison town is starving and the truce with the locals is uneasy at best. Young Cato, newly promoted, and veteran centurion Macro are ordered to train the Wolves and the Boars, two cohorts of barbarian Britons, and introduce them to the brutal drills of the Roman Imperial Army. Macro is confident they'll win the natives over, but Cato worries about putting weapons into the hands of potential rebels. Ultimately, only one thing matters: is there a difference between the enemy at their gates, and the allies in their own camp?

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    The Eagle in the Sand
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0755350014
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Historical fiction
  • The seventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus - before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever...

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    Traitor
  • Author : Geraint Jones
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781800324107
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • You can’t turn your back on Rome In the bloodied mountains of Pannonia, the Roman army struggles to put down a brutal rebellion. Corvus is now the standard bearer of the Eighth Legion, which has borne the brunt of the fighting. The famed soldier has lost one comrade after another, and now his oldest friend, Marcus, has betrayed him, shaking him to his core. Sick of the conflict, Corvus deserts his legion and rides for home to end his days in peace. But there is no escaping Rome, or its vengeance. Corvus might want a simple life, but when tragedy strikes, he is hauled back into the savage war. And this time, he won’t be fighting on the Roman side... The compelling second novel in the Raven and the Eagle series, perfect for fans of Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow. Praise for Geraint Jones ‘Blood and guts, but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag’ Mail on Sunday ‘Brutal, audacious, and fast paced’ Anthony Riches, author of the Empire series. ‘Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle’ Weekend Sport

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    The Eagle of the Ninth
  • Author : Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0312644299
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . . Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

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    The Eagle and the Viper
  • Author : Loren D. Estleman
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781250258618
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Part high-octane suspense, part dire warning, The Eagle and the Viper from multiple-winning novelist Loren D. Estleman reveals how close our world came—at the dawn of a promising new century—to total war. It’s a time of improvised explosive devices, terrorist training camps, international assassins, and war on civilians. It’s Christmas Eve, 1800. This much is history: On Christmas Eve, 1800, an “infernal machine” exploded in one of the busiest streets in Paris, France, destroying buildings and killing innocent civilians. It wasn’t the first attempt on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the newly minted Republic of France. This much is exclusive to our story: Upon the failure of the Christmas Eve plot, the conspiracy takes a new and more diabolical turn. Posterity knows what became of Napoleon: He led France into a series of military adventures that ended in his defeat, followed by decades of peace. But this future hung on a precarious thread. One man can make history; another can change it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Eagle Unbowed
  • Author : Halik Kochanski
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN : 9780674071056
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • World War II gripped Poland as it did no other country. Invaded by Germany and the USSR, it was occupied from the first day of war to the last, and then endured 44 years behind the Iron Curtain while its wartime partners celebrated their freedom. The Eagle Unbowed tells, for the first time, the story of Poland’s war in its entirety and complexity.

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    An Eagle in the Snow
  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781250105165
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • England, 1940. Barney’s home has been destroyed by bombing, and he and his mother are traveling to the countryside when German planes attack. Their train is forced to take shelter in a tunnel and there, in the darkness, a stranger— a fellow passenger—begins to tell them a story about two young soldiers who came face to face in the previous war. One British, one German. Both lived, but the British soldier was haunted by the encounter once he realized who the German was: the young Adolf Hitler. The British soldier made a moral decision. Was it the right one? Readers can ponder that difficult question for themselves with Michael Morpurgo's latest middle-grade novel An Eagle in the Snow.

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    The Eagle's Prophecy (Eagles of the Empire 6)
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780755350872
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE EAGLE'S PROPHECY is the powerful sixth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire seires. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow's gripping novels: 'Ferocious and compelling' Daily Express The Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face possible execution after the death of their commanding officer. Fortunately, the Emperor's secretary is willing to offer them an alternative: to join the marines and hunt down a band of brutal pirates who are decimating not only Rome's reputation, but also a critical supply chain. As they discover the true horror of battle at sea, Macro and Cato must also remember their real mission: to recover from those pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back...

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    Rome: The Eagle Of The Twelfth
  • Author : Manda Scott
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9781409043188
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott, a captivating, stirring and breath-taking historical adventure full of honour, loyalty and bravery. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden. "A tale that shines like the Eagle at its heart. I suspect that no one else writes like M. C. Scott. I'm certain plenty wish they could." -- GILES KRISTIAN "Enthralling...Gladiator meets Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in a baroque landscape." -- ROBERT LOWE "Compulsive reading" -- ***** Reader review "Truly consummate, well-written historical fiction" -- ***** Reader review *********************************** THEY ARE KNOWN AS THE LEGION OF THE DAMNED... Throughout the Roman Army, the brutal XIIth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune. For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire. And yet, amid all of the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he will come to love the Twelfth and the bloody-minded, dark-hearted soldiers he calls his brothers. But during the punishing Judaean campaign, the Hebrew army inflict a catastrophic defeat upon the legion - not only decimating their ranks, but taking away their soul - the eagle. There is just one final chance to save the legion's honour - to steal it back. To do that, Demalion and his legionnaries must go undercover into Jerusalem, into the very heart of their enemy. Recovering their pride is paramount but discovery will mean the worst of deaths...

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    The Eagle's Prey
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0755301153
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Great Britain
  • It is late summer 44AD and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap. But Maximus's nerve breaks at the critical point, allowing the enemy leader, Caratacus, and his men to escape. Outraged by this failure, General Plautius orders the decimation of the unit. Their choice: die, or escape to become a fugitive pursued by soldiers of their own ruthless army. Hiding from their former comrades, as well as the Britons, Cato's small band of fugitives have only one chance to redeem themselves before they are hunted down like animals...

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    Eagle in the Sky
  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9781499860313
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An action-packed thriller from global bestseller Wilbur Smith The Syrian plane disintegrated, evaporating in a gush of silvery smoke, rent through with bright white lightning, and the ejecting pilot's body was blown clear of the fuselage. For an instant it was outlined ahead of David's screen, cruciform in shape with arms and legs thrown wide, the helmet still on the head, and the clothing ballooning in the rush of air.' He chose this life. And it may cost him everything. From a young age it's clear that David Morgan is 'bird'-a natural pilot, most at home in the air. In the South African Air Force he receives plaudits beyond his years, and even his family begins to accept that David will do anything to stay away from the Morgan billion-dollar business, and to keep flying instead. Following his dream and in pursuit of Debra, a beautiful young Israeli writer, David soon joins the Israeli Defence Force and finds himself caught up in the country's struggles. But when he pays a terrible price for his choices, will he be able to become the man he always hoped -or will he choose to disappear into the skies?

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    Death to the Emperor
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN : 9781472287144
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • AD 60. Britannia. The Boudica Revolt begins . . . Macro and Cato - heroes of the Roman Empire - face a ruthless enemy set on revenge The Roman Empire's hold on the province of Britannia is fragile. The tribes implacably opposed to Rome have grown cunning in their attacks on the legions. Even amongst those who have sworn loyalty, dissent simmers. In distant Rome, Nero is blind to the danger. As hostilities create mayhem in the west, Governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus gathers a vast army, with Prefect Cato in command. A hero of countless battles, Cato wants his loyal comrade Centurion Macro by his side. But the Governor leaves Macro behind, in charge of the veteran reserves in Camulodunum. Suetonius dismisses concerns that the poorly fortified colony will be vulnerable to attack when only a skeleton force remains. With the military distracted, slow-burning anger amongst the tribespeople bursts into flames. The king of the Iceni is dead and a proud kingdom is set for plundering and annexation. But the widow is Queen Boudica, a woman with a warrior's heart. If Boudica calls for death to the emperor, a bloodbath will follow. Macro and Cato each face deadly battles against enemies who would rather die than succumb to Roman rule. The future of Britannia hangs in the balance. SIMON SCARROW: 5 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE!

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    The Eagle Has Landed
  • Author : Jack Higgins
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780141959122
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE EAGLE HAS LANDED is probably the greatest World War II story ever written. Operation Eagle was to be the most daring enemy mission of the entire war. Himmler planned to kidnap Churchill on British soil in November 1943. But in that remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is also put together to begin the countdown to the invasion. A brilliant adventure in which the reader' sympathies are enlisted as much for the German heroes as for the English defenders.

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    The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle
  • Author : Carol Off
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780307370778
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Three Canadians – Lewis MacKenzie, Romeo Dallaire and Louise Arbour – were at the centre of the two greatest tragedies of the 1990s. Two of them could have stopped the killing. One was asked to bring the perpetrators to justice. In this riveting, original and explosive book, Carol Off explores the failure of peacekeeping missions in Sarajevo and Rwanda, and the international community’s attempt to redeem itself by prosecuting the people responsible for the genocides. Events turned on the action of two Canadian generals: the fox of the title, Lewis MacKenzie, who commanded the UN forces in Bosnia for the first crucial months of the conflict; and the lion, Romeo Dallaire, who developed an interventionary plan that he believed would have prevented the Rwandan genocide but was forced by the UN to stand by while 800,000 people were slaughtered. The eagle is Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge who became Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

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    American Eagle
  • Author : Preston Cook
  • Publisher : Goff Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1941806287
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  • Genre : Art
  • A bold expression of a fledgling republic's aspirations and bravado, the American bald eagle has been designed, drawn, illustrated, stamped, engraved, painted, sculpted, carved, photographed, and etched by thousands of artists and artisans since 1782, when it first appeared as the central figure on the Great Seal of the United States. As America's most versatile emblem, the eagle emanates confidence during peace and prosperity, and strength during crisis and war; as a North American native species it exemplifies nature's grandeur and the advance of conservation. In all, the bald eagle is a stirring national symbol made all the more vibrant by its indisputable dominion in the sky. American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem is a visual survey that explores the eagle in American life. A remarkable book that represents American culture, politics, and history, American Eagle will be the definitive source of this national icon for generations to come.

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    Eddie the Eagle: My Story
  • Author : Eddie Edwards
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781631680649
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This is the autobiography of Eddie the Eagle, whose incredible life inspired the hit film starring Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, and Christopher Walken. Short and stocky, sporting thick glasses prone to fogging, Eddie was nobody’s athletic ideal. Through struggle, sacrifice, even near-starvation—this British plasterer made his dream a reality: competing in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Here, in his own words, is Eddie’s story—from the schoolboy stunts that developed his physical courage, to the menial labor that paid for training, to the qualifying jumps that had millions around the world glued to their television sets to watch him. Eddie the Eagle is the tale of an ordinary man’s extraordinary journey above and beyond expectations . . . a journey that rocketed this ultimate underdog to an Olympic legend.

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    Alice Starmore's Glamourie
  • Author : Alice Starmore
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781606600832
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Enter the world of Scottish folklore with this unique hardcover guide. Retellings of traditional tales, full-color photographs of knitted costumes inspired by the stories, plus patterns for simpler versions of the original designs.

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    The Eagle's Conquest
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 0755349962
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Cato, Quintus Licinius (Fictitious character)
  • The second novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius's invasion force in 43 AD, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato. A sinister organisation opposed to the Emperor is secretly betraying the invaders. And when rumours of an assassination attempt coincide with the Emperor's arrival on British soil, the soldiers realise they are up against a force more ruthless than their acknowledged enemy...

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    Centurion
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781468303872
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Centurion, Scarrow continues the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato, as they wage war to defend the imperium. Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life. Already an international bestseller, Centurion follows Macro and Cato to the Eastern edges of the Empire. In the first century AD, Rome faces a potent new threat from its long-standing enemy--Parthia. The two rivals are vying for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom along the Euphrates River. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, so Rome dispatches a task force under the command of veteran warriors Macro and Cato to defend its king and guard its borders. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.

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    Dance the Eagle to Sleep
  • Author : Marge Piercy
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781604866759
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Originally published in 1970, Marge Piercy’s second novel follows the lives of four teenagers, in a near-future society, as they rebel against a military draft and “the system.” The occupation of Franklin High School begins, and with it, the open rebellion of America’s youth against their channeled, unrewarding lives and the self-serving, plastic society that directs them. From the disillusionment and alienation of the young at the center of the revolt, to their attempts to build a visionary new society, the nationwide following they gain and the brutally complete repression that inevitably follows, this is a future fiction without a drop of fantasy. As driving, violent, and nuanced today as it was 40 years ago, this anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author reflecting unapologetically on the novel and the times from which it emerged.

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    The Eagle Feather
  • Author : Kevin Locke
  • Publisher : Medicine Wheel Publishing
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1989122221
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A rhyming picture book for young children about how to live a good and virtuous life by following the eagle's teachings.

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    On Wings of Eagles
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780451213099
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • #1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . . When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . .

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    The Eagle's Shadow
  • Author : Mark Hertsgaard
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780374706326
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • What America looks like to the rest of the world Americans rarely used to think about the outside world. As the mightiest nation in history, the United States could do as it pleased. Now Americans have learned the hard way that what outsiders think matters. When terror struck last September 11, author Mark Hertsgaard was completing a trip around the world, gathering perceptions about America from people in fifteen countries. Whether sophisticated business leaders, starry-eyed teenagers, or Islamic fundamentalists, his subjects felt both admiring and uneasy about the United States, enchanted yet bewildered, appalled yet envious. This complex catalogue of impressions--good, bad, but never indifferent--is the departure point for a short, pointed essay in the tradition of Common Sense and The Fate of the Earth. How can the world's most open society be so proud of its founding ideals yet so inconsistent in applying them? So loved for its pop culture but so resented for its high-handedness? Exploring such paradoxes, Hertsgaard exposes uplifting and uncomfortable truths that force natives and outsiders alike to see America with fresh eyes. "Like it or not, America is the future," a European tells Hertsgaard. In a world growing more American by the day, The Eagle's Shadow is a major statement about and to the place everyone discusses but few understand.

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    Invader
  • Author : Simon Scarrow,T. J. Andrews
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781472213679
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INVADER is a Sunday Times bestseller from Simon Scarrow (author of the bestsellers BRITANNIA and CENTURION) and T. J. Andrews, co-author of the bestselling INVADER. Featuring the Roman army officer Figulus in first-century Britannia, INVADER is not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. Roman Britain, AD 44. The land is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the native tribes. Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry gives him the toughness essential for survival. That toughness will be tested to the very limit when he is sent on a mission deep in hostile territory. And Figulus knows that, even utterly crushed in battle, their warriors routed and the Druids driven from their hill forts, the tribesmen of Britannia will sooner die than surrender. Figulus fought alongside Macro and Cato in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. In INVADER, he stands alone. INVADER has previously been published in five separate ebook novellas.

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    The Picky Eagle
  • Author : Richard W. Maass
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781501748776
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • The Picky Eagle explains why the United States stopped annexing territory by focusing on annexation's domestic consequences, both political and normative. It describes how the U.S. rejection of further annexations, despite its rising power, set the stage for twentieth-century efforts to outlaw conquest. In contrast to conventional accounts of a nineteenth-century shift from territorial expansion to commercial expansion, Richard W. Maass argues that U.S. ambitions were selective from the start. By presenting twenty-three case studies, Maass examines the decision-making of U.S. leaders facing opportunities to pursue annexation between 1775 and 1898. U.S. presidents, secretaries, and congressmen consistently worried about how absorbing new territories would affect their domestic political influence and their goals for their country. These leaders were particularly sensitive to annexation's domestic costs where xenophobia interacted with their commitment to democracy: rather than grant political representation to a large alien population or subject it to a long-term imperial regime, they regularly avoided both of these perceived bad options by rejecting annexation. As a result, U.S. leaders often declined even profitable opportunities for territorial expansion, and they renounced the practice entirely once no desirable targets remained. In addition to offering an updated history of the foundations of U.S. territorial expansion, The Picky Eagle adds important nuance to previous theories of great-power expansion, with implications for our understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international relations.

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    Blackout
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1472258568
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • LAUNCHNG HEADLINE'S MOST EXCITING NEW CRIME SERIES FROM THE CELEBRATED SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER SIMON SCARROW - COMING IN 2020. Berlin. December 1939. War rages in Europe while the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip on the German state. Paranoia spreads through Berlin as an enforced blackout plunges the city into darkness every night. Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is treated with suspicion by his superiors for a reluctance to embrace the Party. But when a young woman is found brutally murdered, he is tasked with leading the investigation, to appease rival factions of the Reich. Schenke is convinced that there's a serial killer on the streets. As the case takes him closer to the dark machinations of the regime, he must tread delicately - for disloyalty is a death sentence. What price must he pay to uncover the truth? Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'A great read' Bernard Cornwell 'What an amazing roller-coaster of a ride' Manda Scott 'Scarrow's rank with the best' Independent 'Gripping' Sunday Times 'Tremendous' Daily Express.

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    Between the Dragon and the Eagle
  • Author : Mical Schneider
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780761382492
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The author takes readers on a fascinating journey back to A.D. 100, where a bolt of sky blue silk is carried by successive caravans from China to Rome along the ancient Silk Road. The narrators include a brave, young caravan leader from China; a merchant and his preteen son from Turkmenistan; a gifted camel guide from the Middle East; a family of women from Egypt; and citizens in Rome.

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    The Eagle's Prophecy
  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0312565267
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this sixth entry of Scarrow's page-turning Roman historical series, it is spring a.d. 45 and Centurions Macro and Cato are trapped in Rome, waiting for the investigation in their involvement in the death of a fellow officer. It is then that the imperial secretary, the devious Narcissus, makes them an offer they can't refuse: to rescue an imperial agent who has been captured by pirates operating from the Illyrian coast. With him were scrolls vital to the safety of the emperor and the future of Rome. However, Narcissus also sends Vitellius, an old enemy of the two centurions. The three officers set out from Ravenna with the imperial fleet but the pirates are forewarned and the Romans pay a heavy price. Outnumbered by the enemy, surrounded by rumors of treachery, and endangered by Vitellius's desire to redeem himself, Centurions Macro and Cato must find the pirate base to avert a disaster that could destroy the emperor.