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Trial by Fire

Author : P. T. Deutermann
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 19,5 MB
Release : 2021-07-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1250273056

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Based on a true story—P. T. Deutermann's Trial by Fire is a dramatic WWII novel of attack, survival, and triumph on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. It's March 1945 and the war in the Pacific is approaching its apocalyptic climax. The largest wartime armada ever assembled, Task Force 58, is closing in on Okinawa; once taken, it will finally put American B-29 bombers in comfortable range of the home islands of Japan—and victory. At the heart of the fleet are 14 Essex-class aircraft carriers, including the USS Franklin, known as "Big Ben"—a 27,000-ton behemoth, home to 3,600 crewmen and 100 aircraft. Just after dawn, while crewmen prepare for battle, a single Japanese Yokosuka D4Y bomber breaks through the clouds and drops a 500-pound semi-armor piercing bomb on Big Ben. The bomb rips through the wooden flight deck before exploding on the hangar deck, amidst two dozen fully fueled and armed fighter-bombers. The resulting explosion engulfs both the hangar deck and all the planes spotted on the flight deck. Bombs cook off and rockets howl in all directions, both on the flight deck and down in the hangar bays. Hundreds of men are forced to leap into the sea to escape the rivers of burning aviation gasoline, leaving the captain with only one third of his crew, of whom there are more dead, wounded and trapped men left onboard than able-bodied sailors. Trial By Fire is the gripping novelization of how, against all odds, the sailors of the Franklin were able to save their ship, after 3 agonizing days of battling the flames that ultimately claimed the lives of 832 men and injured 300 more. Readers will be astounded and humbled by the heroic actions of a few extraordinarily brave sailors in the face of unending catastrophe.

Trial By Fire

Author : DiAnn Mills
Publisher : NavPress
Page : 108 pages
File Size : 32,70 MB
Release : 2016-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1496420098

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A new standalone novella from one of the top names in romantic suspense. Includes a preview of the first book in DiAnn’s explosive new FBI Task Force series! Special Agent Savannah Barrett and her partner, SA Paul Winston, have been investigating a puzzling string of church arsons when she receives devastating news: her estranged son has been killed in a car accident, leaving Savannah sole custody of three young grandchildren she didn’t know existed. As she and Paul investigate new fires, trying to establish an M.O. and a suspect list, Savannah is thrown back into parenting while trying to handle her own heartbreak. Paul becomes her biggest support—on and off the job—kindling the fire between them. But when the case takes a personal turn and Savannah’s grandkids are threatened, she and Paul must put everything on hold to stop this arsonist’s reign of fire.

Indictment

Author : T. C. Campbell
Publisher :
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 18,92 MB
Release : 2002-04-01
Category : Murder in mass media
ISBN : 9781841952352

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The startling expose of the 'Ice-Cream Wars' and the truth behind the miscarriage of justice that followed.When T C Campbell and Joseph Steele were found guilty of the horrific murder of the Doyle family in 1984, it concluded a media and police witch-hunt that had begun six months earlier. But as Indictment makes abundantly clear, T C Campbell was 'guilty' before the trial even began, the victim of a miscarriage of justice that is all the more chilling because of the manner in which justice was willfully perverted.Convicted on the flimsiest of hearsay evidence and in one of the darkest episodes in Scottish legal history, T C Campbell remains incarcerated and continues to fight for his release. This book, co-authored with acclaimed investigative journalist Reg McKay, documents in disturbing detail the farcical manner in which Campbell and Steele were 'tried' and the ongoing quest by Campbell to exonerate his name.

Gender

Author : Tina Chanter
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 46,37 MB
Release : 2007-01-01
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780826471680

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Explores and analyses the main philosophical theories, ideas and arguments that inform, and are raised by questions of gender and sexuality.

Trial by Fire and Water

Author : Robert Bartlett
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 20,12 MB
Release : 1988
Category : Law, Medieval
ISBN :

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An examination of the workings of trial by ordeal from its first appearance in the barbarian law codes, tracing its use by Christian societies to its last use as a test for witchcraft in modern Europe and America.

The ARVN and the Fight for South Vietnam

Author : Nghia M. Vo
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 270 pages
File Size : 33,35 MB
Release : 2021-08-26
Category : History
ISBN : 1476685851

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With the withdrawal of French forces from South Vietnam in 1955, the U.S. took an ever-widening role in defending the country against invasion by North Vietnam. By 1965, the U.S. had "Americanized" the war, relegating the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) to a supporting role. While the U.S. won many tactical victories, it had difficulty controlling the territory it fought for. As the war grew increasingly unpopular with the American public, the North Vietnamese launched two large-scale invasions in 1968 and 1972--both tactical defeats but strategic victories for the North that precipitated the U.S. policy of "Vietnamization," the drawdown of American forces that left the ARVN to fight alone. This book examines the maturation of the ARVN, and the major battles it fought from 1963 to its demise in 1975. Despite its flaws, the ARVN was a well-organized and disciplined force with an independent spirit and contributed enormously to the war effort. Had the U.S. "Vietnamized" the war earlier, it might have been won in 1967-1968.

Medieval Justice

Author : Hunt Janin
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 13,62 MB
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780786418411

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Discusses the types of justice administered in medieval times, how geography and religion shaped it, and its legacy in modern times.

Sati, the Blessing and the Curse

Author : John Stratton Hawley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 229 pages
File Size : 24,64 MB
Release : 1994
Category : Sati
ISBN : 0195077741

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Sati symbolizes ultimate loyalty and self-sacrifice. It often figures near the core of a Hindu identity that feels embattled in a modern world. Yet to those who deplore it, sati is a curse, a violation of every woman's womanhood.

In the Steps of the Black Prince

Author : Peter Hoskins
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 48,38 MB
Release : 2013-09-19
Category : History
ISBN : 1843838745

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The author has retraced on foot the routes taken by the Black Prince during the French campaigns of 1355-1356, enabling him to provide an entirely new dimension to the events.

Trial by Fire

Author : Harold Coyle
Publisher :
Page : 446 pages
File Size : 26,59 MB
Release : 1992-01-01
Category :
ISBN : 9780451175106

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