Retired U.S. Foreign Service officer Henry Butterfield Ryan shows conclusively that the U.S. government neither killed Che Guevara nor ordered him killed. Based on numerous interviews and secret documents, this dramatic account of the last days of Guevara will appeal to scholars and students of U.S. foreign policy, military history, Latin American history, and to all those interested in this revolutionary's remarkable life. 19 photos.
There are two images of warfare that dominate Greek history. The better known is that of Achilles, the Homeric hero skilled in face-to-face combat to the death. He is a warrior who is outraged by deception on the battlefield. The alternative model, equally Greek and also taken from Homeric epic, is Odysseus, the man of twists and turns of The Odyssey. To him, winning by stealth, surprise or deceit was acceptable.Greek warfare actually consists of many varieties of fighting. It is common for popular writers to assume that the hoplite phalanx was the only mode of warfare used by the Greeks. The fact is, however, that the use of spies, intelligence gathering, ambush, and surprise attacks at dawn or at night were also a part of Greek warfare, and while not the supreme method of defeating an enemy, such tactics always found their place in warfare when the opportunity or the correct terrain or opportunity presented itself.Ambush will dispel both the modern and ancient prejudices against irregular warfare and provides a fresh look at the tactics of the ancient Greeks.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE BLOOD FOREST 'A BLOODY PAGE-TURNER' Mail on Sunday For fans of Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden, a spectacular debut where honour and duty, legions and tribes clash in bloody, heart-breaking glory . . . ____________ AD 9. Fifteen thousand battle-hardened Roman legionaries strike deep into dense forest. Awaiting them are deadly, hostile Germanic tribes. In a clearing they find twelve massacred and strung-up legionaries. Is this a threat, or a warning? There is just one bloodied, broken survivor. He has no idea who he is. Only that he is a soldier. And now he must fight. As the legions are mercilessly cut down, the nameless soldier joins a small band of survivors trapped in the forest. If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying alive. But whose side is the soldier on? And is it the right one? _____________ 'Blood and guts, but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag' Mail on Sunday 'Gives Rome's legionaries a contemporary voice - 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. An earthy and powerful read' Sport
In the 44-year long history of the Cold War, few conflicts symbolize it as fully as those in Vietnam. To contemporary observers, it was a war between the two ideological blocs of Communism and the West. From the forces of the Viet Cong and NVA and the American, South Vietnamese, Australian and other Free World forces, the wars that ravaged Indochina throughout the second half of the 20th century can be recreated with Vietnam, the latest companion volume for Force on Force. Orders of battle, scenarios and special theatre-specific rules give players an immersive experience of gaming in in the jungles, fields and towns of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
A book every Indian who values their freedom should read with pride. This riveting collection of short stories is based on true life incidents. The canvas is the incredible phenomenon that is Indian electoral politics. The success of electoral democracy in a poor, underdeveloped nation which labored for centuries under foreign rule is nothing less than a miracle. But seventy years after independence, the teeming millions of India take freedom for granted. The electoral process is as much a part of our lives as inhaling and exhaling. Few know of the enormous challenges the Election Commission faces in conducting free and fair elections even though the Constitution of India guarantees complete autonomy to the Election Commission, so much so that once the electoral process begins, not even the judiciary can interfere with it. This book takes us behind the scenes, giving us glimpses into the extraordinary challenges faced and overcome by the unsung crew of the Indian electoral story. These are tales of ordinary people – polling staff, security personnel, candidates, journalists, police, and above all, the Indian voter, who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and an inspiring sense of duty in conducting the most complex and difficult elections in the world.
The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible undertakes a comprehensive re-evaluation of the Bible's primary narrative in Genesis through Kings as it relates to history. It divides the core textual traditions along political lines that reveal deeply contrasting assumptions, an approach that places biblical controversies in dialogue with anthropologically informed archaeology. Starting from close study of selected biblical texts, the work moves toward historical issues that may be illuminated by both this material and a larger range of textual evidence. The result is a synthesis that breaks away from conventional lines of debate in matters relating to ancient Israel and the Bible, setting an agenda for future engagement of these fields with wider study of antiquity.
Dragon in Ambush opens up Mao Zedong’s poems to a radically new interpretation as the corpus of his political ideology to reveal his grand design for total domination of the Communist Party and of China itself. Mao laid out his poems in a systematic and carefully schematized blueprint to assure that his ideas and aims would be followed long after his own lifetime. This work is indispensable in understanding Mao’s thinking and his relationship to the People’s Republic of China.
When we read, study, and gather around God’s Word, special things happen. We begin opening up, caring for each other, and helping each other grow. We discover a new power in our lives and find new strength for living as the Holy Spirit shapes us into a beautiful example of community. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible is a revised and updated version of the best-selling and renowned Serendipity Study Bible. The original Serendipity Study Bible was the culmination of 40 years of community building by Serendipity House Publishers, which revolutionized small groups and personal study through thousands of accessible questions and study helps throughout the Bible. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible includes thousands of questions and study helps for all 1,189 chapters of the Bible—all updated for today’s readers. This Bible includes short chapter-by-chapter comments about key people, places, and events along with guidance through the "Open-Consider-Apply" method for small group study and personal reflection. • "Open" questions initiate discussion and/or reflection • "Consider" questions focus on the details of the passage • "Apply" questions encourage application to daily life • Also included are select “For Groups,” “For Worship,” and “Dig Deeper” questions for further study, reflection, discussion, and application. Additional features include: Study note commentary on every page to accompany the thousands of chapter specific margin questions, 60 “life focused” course study plans, 16 topical course study plans, two-color interior design, smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, single-column text, topical subheadings, black-letter text, 9-point type, textual footnotes, concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB), which stays faithful to the Bible's original languages without sacrificing clarity. With its optimal blend of accuracy and readability, the CSB is ideal for the church—for reading, for teaching, for sharing with others.
The US Army and a brutal Apache chief prepare for an epic showdown in the New Mexico desert in this novel from a master storyteller of the West. Ward Kinsman has done all he can to escape civilization, spending the summer in a desert mountain range, deep in Apache territory, sifting for gold and praying he never sees another settler again. After a month of backbreaking work, he sees a trail of dust in the distance, and knows a white man has come to find him . . . which means the Apache are right behind. The Apache leader is Diablito, or the Little Devil, a warrior so vicious even his own men fear his rage. He’s clever and unpredictable, and he hates Kinsman. The US Army has Diablito in its sights, and they want Kinsman to lead them to him. But finding the Little Devil will mean putting Kinsman’s own neck on the line—and risking the life of the most beautiful woman in the territory. Made into a 1950 MGM film starring Robert Taylor, this tense western adventure, considered one of the genre’s best cavalry stories, is a classic example of Luke Short’s fiction. From its daring lone-wolf hero to its sweeping desert landscapes, Ambush is the American West at its roughest, toughest, and most exciting.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century Duff MacCallister is heir to a fierce family of fighting Scotsmen. In a new land, in the extraordinary new saga by bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Duff gives new meaning to the words without mercy. Cut Off The Head--The Beast Will Die. The Indians around Fort Laramie, Wyoming are peaceful. Or so it has seemed--until killers ambush a detail of U.S. soldiers and an officer's wife. One man, an ambitious cavalry officer, flees the carnage and lives to tell the story--his own story, an outright lie. When Duff MacCallister and a few brave men go after the attackers, they discover the officer's wife is very much alive and at the cold merciless hands of the sadistic warrior Yellow Hawk. To free the woman, Duff touches off a fierce battle. And when he finds himself surrounded by the blood-crazed renegades, MacCallister knows there is only one way out--by going after Yellow Hawk himself. . . First Time In Print!