A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms Author Alan Dean Foster
ISBN-10 9780575131729
Year 2014-05-29
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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For eons, the Amplitur had searched space for intelligent species, each of which was joyously welcomed to take part in the fulfillment of the Amplitur Purpose. Whether it wanted to or not. When the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races called the Weave, the Purpose seemed poised for a great leap forward. But the Weave's surprising unity also gave it the ability to fight the Amplitur and their cause. And fight it did ? for thousands of years.Will Dulac was a New Orleans composer who thought the tiny reef off Belize would be the perfect spot to drop anchor and finish his latest symphony in solitude. What he found instead was a group of alien visitors ? a scouting party for the Weave, looking. for allies among what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race: Humans. Will tried to convince the aliens that Man was fundamentally peaceful, for he understood that Human involvement would destroy the race. But all too soon, it didn't matter. The Amplitur had discovered Earth...

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms Author Troy R. E. Paddock
ISBN-10 0275973832
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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The first work to provide a comparative look at how newspapers in England, France, Russia, Germany, and Austro-Hungary explained the war, this study includes and analyzes translations of contemporary newspaper articles.

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms Author David Weber
ISBN-10 9781625794505
Year 2015-09-16
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Baen Publishing Enterprises
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From multiple New York Times best selling author David Weber and #1 New York Times best selling author Timothy Zahn. NEW ENTRY IN BEST-SELLING SERIES. Book #2 in the Manticore Ascendant series, set in David Weber's Honorverse. Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is the sort of person who likes an orderly universe. One where people follow the rules. Unfortunately, he lives in the real universe. The good news is that Travis is one of those rare people who may like rules but has a talent for thinking outside them when everything starts coming apart. That talent has stood him¾and the Star Kingdom¾in good stead in the past, and its one reason hes now a _mustang,Ó an ex-enlisted man whos been given a commission as a Kings officer. The bad news is that two of the best ways of making enemies ever invented are insisting on enforcing the rules . . . and thinking outside them when other people dont. Travis learned that lesson the hard way as a young volunteer in basic training, and he knows that if he could just keep his head down, turn a blind eye to violations of the rules, and avoid stepping on senior officers toes, hed do just fine. But the one rule Travis Long absolutely cant break is the one that says an officer in the Royal Navy does his duty, whatever the consequences. At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom of Manticores Parliament which dont think they need him. For that matter, theyre pretty sure they dont need the Royal Manticoran Navy, either. After all, what does a sleepy little single-system star nation on the outer edge of the explored galaxy need with a navy? Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think it is. Theyre about to find out why they need the Navy . . . and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for prequel A Call to Duty: "This exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses . . . fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result. Like Robert A. Heinlein and Orson Scott Card, Weber and Zahn are telling a story about a teenage character but writing for readers of all ages."_Booklist "A new series set in the universe of Weber's popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. . . . Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. . . . [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with . . . intrigue and political drama."_Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novelãFans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.Ó_Publishers Weekly _. . .everything you could want in a heroine ã. Excellent ã plenty of action.Ó_Science Fiction Age _Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!Ó_Anne McCaffrey _Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.Ó_Locus _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .Ó_Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: _Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.Ó¾Publishers Weekly "[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel." ¾Blogcritics _[Conquerors Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.Ó¾Booklist _Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.Ó¾Kirkus Review

Call to Arms

Call to Arms Author W.E.B. Griffin
ISBN-10 144063033X
Year 1987-09-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny. Now, the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga continues the epic story begun in Semper Fi. A story of lovers and fighters, leaders and heroes--the men of the United States Marine Corps...

Victory Call to Arms

Victory  Call to Arms Author Stephen Coonts
ISBN-10 0812561678
Year 2004-04-19
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A collection of original World War II stories includes contributions by such authors as Ralph Peters, David Hagberg, and Harold Robbins.

A Call To Arms

A Call To Arms Author Allan Mallinson
ISBN-10 9781407067650
Year 2010-04-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Random House
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India 1819 Matthew Hervey is charged with raising a new troop, and organising transport for India - for he, his men and their horses are to set sail with immediate effect. What Hervey and his greenhorn soldiers cannot know is that in India they will face a trial for which they are ill prepared. A large number of Burmese war-boats are assembled near Chittagong, and the only way to thwart their advance involves a hazardous march through the jungle.Soon Hervey and his troop are in the midst of hot and bloody action once again... 'The book picks up a pace that mirrors a cavalry charge ...Hervey continues to grow in stature, while Mallinson himself continues to delight.' Observer

Call to Arms

Call to Arms Author Charles Messenger
ISBN-10 9781780227597
Year 2015-04-30
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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This is a comprehensive account of how the British Army coped with and adapted to the enormous challenges and pressures of the First World War -- the first major continental war that the army had had to fight for almost a hundred years. Following the course of the War, both on the Western Front and in other theatres, Charles Messenger tells how the British Army managed the challenges of command, training, technology and new weapons of war. He examines officer selection, medicine, discipline, the manpower crisis of 1918, the integration of women into the forces and many other topics. Based on years of original research, this will become the standard work of reference on the organization and administration of the biggest army Britain has ever put into the field.

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms Author William C. Hammond
ISBN-10 9781612511443
Year 2012
Pages 243
Language en
Publisher Naval Institute Press
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Set primarily in the Mediterranean Sea during the First Barbary War (1801-1805), A Call To Arms offers the reader intriguing and often startling insights into a young republic's struggle to promote its principles of liberty, equality and free trade in a world ravaged by the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and ruthless piracy in both the Mediterranean and Far Eastern waters. The U.S. Navy answers the call of an aroused nation, and the fate of the young republic turns on the actions of a few heroic officers, sailors and Marines.

Call to Arms

Call to Arms Author Lu Hsun
ISBN-10 9781596546837
Year 2008-08
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Olympia Press
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Lu Hsuns groundbreaking first book changed the face of Chinese literature, so much so that Mao Zedong later called him the chief commander of Chinas Cultural Revolution. This edition includes the Diary of a Madman and the often-excised Story of Hair a work too critical of the Communists to be included in most anthologies by the author.

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms Author Alan Lowe
ISBN-10 9781496981103
Year 2014-05
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Author House
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This is an account of the men of Mid Cheshire who answered the call to arms in 1914 and the families they left behind as reported in the local press of the time. The book tells the story of how they joyfully went to war believing it would be "All over by Christmas" before eventually discovering its true horror. You can read how the Cheshire Regiment made a gallant stand at Audregnies which saved the BEF after the Battle of Mons but cost them 78% of their compliment. You will also read of the people at home who tried to carry on without them. How they raised funds to support the war and made "comforts" for their men at the Front and how they gave succour to the many Belgian refugees who came to the area having fled from the German hordes who had invaded their country. On a lighter note you will be informed of the local sports results and of the many people found to be "Drunk and Disorderly" and their punishments. But most of all it is about the men who when the call came to do their duty did so without a moment's hesitation, we should all be proud of their bravery and sacrifice and never forget them.

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms Author Edmund Stawowy
ISBN-10 9781412037716
Year 2004
Pages 564
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing
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It is September 1, 1939. Its territorial demands rejected, Germany invades Poland. Overwhelmed Poles capitulate. Their government takes exile in France where it forms a new army. The German invasion leaves Edmund Stawowy, 18, who works as an interpreter for a French construction company building a dam in Poland, out of work. He takes refuge in a nearby village. The Germans intend to finish the dam but can't find the plans. They think Edmund knows where they are. Gestapo agents locate Edmund and ask him to collaborate. But does he? Later, while listening to Radio Paris on a clandestine radio, Edmund hears a special Polish government communiqué that Poland is not defeated; it will continue fighting the Germans from France and urges all Poles to join the fight. Spurred by patriotism, Edmund vows to go to France to enlist. But France is a long way from Poland whose borders are sealed by the Germans. But Edmund is determined. While crossing the Polish Slovak border, German border patrols apprehend him. He is interrogated and thrown in jail where he contracts scurvy. After five weeks of living in inhumane conditions, he is deported to Germany as a slave laborer. There, he falls in love with a German girl, something strictly forbidden by the Nazis. After a year of planning an escape, and in trouble with the police; Edmund is nearly beaten to death. The Gestapo is about to send him to a concentration camp, but he escapes to occupied France. In Paris, he visits his former employers. They cannot employ a fugitive in occupied France, he is told. They advise him to go to the unoccupied zone where the company is building a dam on the Rhone River. After a three week stay in Paris and an ardent romance with a young Parisian prostitute, Edmund sets off for the unoccupied zone. While crossing the demarcation line in Chalons-sur-Saone, he is again apprehended by the Germans, interrogated then thrown in solitary for one month. Upon his release he tries another crossing, but is caught again. This time he is made to work as an interpreter at a German border police outpost. He is again thrown in solitary for another two weeks. On his third try, he makes it into the unoccupied zone and heads for Génissiat site of the new dam where he is welcomed by engineers he worked with in Poland. While working at the new dam, Edmund explores ways of getting to England where the exiled Polish government and its forces had been evacuated to after France capitulated. But getting to England, blockaded by the Germans, is virtually impossible. But that doesn't stop Edmund! As a last resort, he enlists in the French Foreign Legion which he knows will take him to Algeria. From there he hopes to reach England. Months later, the Allies invade Algeria and Morocco. Vichy orders the Legion to stop them. After a cease fire, the Legion joins the Allies to fight Rommel in Tunisia. Later, under a special Allied agreement, Edmund and other Poles serving in the Legion are honorably discharged and shipped to England to serve in their own forces under British command. Along the way, Edmund's convoy is attacked by German U-boats. Carrying German POWs, his ship is spared, the others are sunk. Edmund ends up in the Royal Air Force, where after a lengthy courtship he marries Marjorie Smith, a WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) stationed at the same camp. Marjorie and Edmund have an interesting life and serve together until war's end. Set during the most tumultuous time in human history, A CALL TO ARMS is a story of patriotism, relentless pursuit of an ideal, human endurance, adventure and love, for which there is always a price to pay.

The Call to Arms

The Call to Arms Author Richard Feltoe
ISBN-10 9781459704398
Year 2012
Pages 158
Language en
Publisher Dundurn
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While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically as seen in the Battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights, and Frenchman's Creek in this first book in a series of six.