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Prelude To Glory

Author: Ron Carter
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
ISBN: 9781570084317
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In epic style, the new historical fiction series Prelude to Glory chronicles the miraculous events that gave birth to a new nation. In Our Sacred Honor, the first volume in the series, master storyteller Ron Carter presents the early events of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of common people. We meet the heroes, but we see them through the eyes and hearts of the soldiers and the sailors, men and women, who came out of the shops, fields, and forests and paid the price. No human mind could ever have created a plot so diverse, so intensely gripping, so inspiring as the story of the American Revolution. The history of the Mormon people is inseparably connected with the establishment of a free nation wherein the gospel could be restored. Through fictional as well as real-life characters, Prelude to Glory powerfully depicts that dramatic story.

The Impending Storm

Author: Ron Carter
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
ISBN: 9781570089930
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In Volume 7 of this 8 Volume series, the war has ended and the victorious soldiers head home penniless, still having received little pay for their sacrifices and service. The states are still seen as different countries, each with their own currency and political organization. The soldiers return home to find that many of their farms and homes are being foreclosed. Many of the desperate soldiers march on Philadelphia, while others marched on the closest government centers to their homes demanding their wages, their homes and farms. As this new nation is born, American fights against American. The impending storm prepares to break.

To Decide Our Destiny

Author: Ron Carter
Publisher: Bookcraft, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781570086953
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General Washington's army is all but shattered after five catastrophic defeats. Only the coming of winter will save his retreating and demoralized army. Their enlistments expire December 31st. Will Washington soon be a general without an army. Can a desperate plan to cross the icy Delaware before dawn on Christmas Day surprise a powerful enemy and save the Revolution?

A More Perfect Union

Author: Ron Carter
Publisher: Bookcraft Pubs
ISBN: 9781590383087
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The war has been won, but the peace has been lost. The thirteen colonies won their impossible revolution, but they now face a new fight -- come together or America is doomed. Fifty desperate men gather in Philadelphia for four months to create a new government.

The Hand Of Providence

Author: Ron Carter
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
ISBN: 9781573457835
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The stage is set for the critical Battle of Saratoga, where the American & British armies clash in desperate, do-or-die fighting as this historical series on the Revolutionary War continues.

The Way Of Kings

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765376679
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Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.

Early Carolingian Warfare

Author: Bernard S. Bachrach
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812221443
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Without the complex military machine that his forebears had built up over the course of the eighth century, it would have been impossible for Charlemagne to revive the Roman empire in the West. Early Carolingian Warfare is the first book-length study of how the Frankish dynasty, beginning with Pippin II, established its power and cultivated its military expertise in order to reestablish the regnum Francorum, a geographical area of the late Roman period that includes much of present-day France and western Germany. Bernard Bachrach has thoroughly examined contemporary sources, including court chronicles, military handbooks, and late Roman histories and manuals, to establish how the early Carolingians used their legacy of political and military techniques and strategies forged in imperial Rome to regain control in the West. Pippin II and his successors were not diverted by opportunities for financial enrichment in the short term through raids and campaigns outside of the regnum Francorum; they focused on conquest with sagacious sensibilities, preferring bloodless diplomatic solutions to unnecessarily destructive warfare, and disdained military glory for its own sake. But when they had to deploy their military forces, their operations were brutal and efficient. Their training was exceptionally well developed, and their techniques included hand-to-hand combat, regimented troop movements, fighting on horseback with specialized mounted soldiers, and the execution of lengthy sieges employing artillery. In order to sustain their long-term strategy, the early Carolingians relied on a late Roman model whereby soldiers were recruited from among the militarized population who were required by law to serve outside their immediate communities. The ability to mass and train large armies from among farmers and urban-dwellers gave the Carolingians the necessary power to lay siege to the old Roman fortress cities that dominated the military topography of the West. Bachrach includes fresh accounts of Charles Martel's defeat of the Muslims at Poitiers in 732, and Pippin's successful siege of Bourges in 762, demonstrating that in the matter of warfare there never was a western European Dark Age that ultimately was enlightened by some later Renaissance. The early Carolingians built upon surviving military institutions, adopted late antique technology, and effectively utilized their classical intellectual inheritance to prepare the way militarily for Charlemagne's empire.

Prelude To Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553900951
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It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.

Call To Glory

Author: Michael J. Gilhuly
Publisher: Longstreet Press
ISBN: 9781563527135
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Infused with blood and honor of Jim Bowie, Davie Crockett and Sam Houston -- Texans became tough, hell bent for leather. Here you will find such men, the Wiley brothers. This is their story on how they started the Texas Rangers to bring law and order to the Texas frontier.

Where Men Win Glory

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848874839
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Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.