The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

Steven Pressfield

Nonfiction / Language / Writing

** June 5, 1967. **The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has amassed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril. June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years. It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors. By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.
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Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)

Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs (Funny Detective Stories #1)

Benjamin Sobieck

Language / Writing / Nonfiction

Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman. Some say he's crusty, profane and clueless. If you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.“Maynard is the philosopher-cum-man-of-action that we all wish we could be, the detective who solves mysteries by turning idiocy against itself.” – Peter Rozovsky, Detectives Beyond Borders (Spinetingler Award winner) "I recommend to everyone who is looking for a quick read. It's perfect for that pick me up laugh, that bathroom read, that afternoon escape." - Molly Edwards, Reviews by Molly"I have said this a thousand times but I am amazed at this incredible character that a very young Benjamin Sobieck has created...He has his own unique colorful language and he makes me laugh so hard that I had to take breaks when I was reading this because I was laughing so hard!" - Michelle Peden Vasquez, Life in Review"With a satirical take on everything from America’s war on drugs to immigration law to social security, Maynard Soloman is a mobile home-dwelling crime-fighting dynamo. He may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but he sure is amusing." - Laura Roberts, ePublisher Daily"With a chip on his shoulder and more than his share of attitude, the protagonist presents himself as a force to be reckoned with and immediately captured my interest." - Chantal Boudreau, author/illustrator* Author nominated for Best Short Story of 2011 by Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.Fans of funny detective stories, meet Maynard Soloman, gal-damn detective. Some would say he's crusty, profane and clueless. But if you ask him, he solves the world's problems one case at a time. Once you experience his 1930s-style of doing business in a 21st century world, you just might agree.In this misadventure, the Maynard wraps his arms around the War on Drugs. Or is the war wrapping itself around his beloved Winnebago RV? Either way, the Ol' Badger will solve this War on Drugs business once and for all.
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The Best Thing for Me

The Best Thing for Me

Lauren Jackson

Nonfiction / Race / Writing

Emma Ross is a hard-working, quiet girl who tries to stay off the radar. It's all going okay for her until she starts getting along with one of the 'It' boys. Having this happen, comes with drama and pain, is it all worth it? Or it is just best to stay out of it all? As Emma battles with the conflict, which will she choose? It might just be the best thing for her...
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The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life

The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life

Steven Pressfield

Nonfiction / Language / Writing

In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game - Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen - meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six hole showdown. They are joined by another player, a troubled war hero called Rannulph Junah. But the key to the outcome lies not with these golfing titans but with Junah's caddie and mentor, the mysterious, sage and charismatic Bagger Vance - for he is the custodian of the secret of the Authentic Swing... Written in the spirit of Bernard Malamud's The Natural and sharing the magic of the celebrated Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams, Steven Pressfield's first novel - never before published in the UK - reveals the true nature of the game. Page-turning, spellbinding and affecting, it is a novel for golfers and non-golfers alike - a story in which the search for the Authentic Swing becomes a metaphor for the search for the Authentic Self. 'A marvellous, life-affirming book' Mark McCormack 'Golf and mysticism...a dazzler and a thought-provoker' Los Angeles Times 'Good stuff...a philosophical fantasy imagined on a golf course, heavy with fog, storm, fireworks and the howling winds of supernatural forces' New York Times Book Review 'Memorable...a page-turner...golf played a foot or so from Alice's looking glass, with mystical realms poised to engulf the reader at every turn' Sports Illustrated
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The Craft of Fiction

The Craft of Fiction

Percy Lubbock

Language / Writing / Nonfiction

Percy Lubbock’s “The Craft of Fiction,” like E. M. Forster\'s "Aspects of the Novel," is an essential work of criticism. Lubbock\'s outlook is an extension of Henry James\'s. More immediately accessible than James, Lubbock illustrates the "craft" by reference to classic novels such as Tolstoy\'s "Anna Karenina," Flaubert\'s "Madame Bovary," Thackeray\'s "Vanity Fair," and of course James\'s own works, particularly "The Ambassadors." Lubbock, Forster, F. R. Leavis\'s "The Great Tradition," and Ian Watt\'s "Rise of the Novel" give you what you need to know if you want to understand the central canon in Anglo-American and European fiction. Lubbock’s book is the one recommended by Graham Greene in his autobiography. Before embarking on his illustrious career, Greene studied “The Craft of Fiction” inside and out before embarking on his illustrious career. Perhaps no other stamp of approval is needed after that. Even if this book doesn’t make a great novelist out of you, it will teach you how to recognize one. If you are interested in how the great novelists ply their trade, Percy Lubbock’s book ranks right up there with the must-reads of novel how-to’s.
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The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

J. Hickey

Reference / Language / Writing

Siblings, Hunter and Elly, lose their parents in a terrible accident and are forced to move in with their mysterious God Father Dr. Calenstine, the owner of the eerie Belmonte Manor. Follow the children through an adventured riddled with crytptid monsters, secret societies, and the truth about their heritage as modern day monster hunters!Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro follows the young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Eliza Lynn through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.It all happened one fall afternoon when they learned that their parent’s plane had gone down overseas, never to be seen again. The book follows the siblings as they are dropped off at their new guardian’s home, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate. Here they unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the mysterious Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.
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Sometimes Love Hurts

Sometimes Love Hurts

B.L. Johns

Language / Writing / Nonfiction

A handful of random thoughts/poems centered around love and the trials that come along with it. Very familiar to those who have loved, lost a loved one or are dealing with relationship issues. Some believe that love does not hurt. Truly, at some point we will hurt. But we heal, become stronger and continue to love or love again. The pleasure of love will always outweigh any pain.A handful of random thoughts/poems centered around love and the trials that come along with it. Very familiar to those who have loved, lost a loved one or are dealing with relationship issues. Some believe that love does not hurt. Truly, at some point we will hurt. But we heal, become stronger and continue to love or love again. The pleasure of love will always outweigh any pain
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The Promise

The Promise

Jess Elizabeth O'Connell

Language / Writing / Nonfiction

In this first ever published collection by the Author and categorized under the theme of three seasons andthe sea, beginning with autumn followed by winter through to spring. Representing loves transition from its untimely demise, subsequentlonging and broken heart, to the promise of love.The past meets the present!In this first ever published collection of poetry by the author and written with warmth and feeling straight from the heart, this book intends to take readers,on a journey of emotions.A landmark in poetry, using olde English and contemporary crossover dialects.
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Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology

Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology

Benjamin Sobieck

Language / Writing / Nonfiction

These renegade authors are burning bridges. Each one of their 15 short stories is a match and a commitment to never to look back. Readers can expect tales of revenge, redemption and the road ahead - but never regret.These renegade authors are burning bridges. Each one of their 15 short stories is a match and a commitment to never to look back. Readers can expect tales of revenge, redemption and the road ahead - but never regret.Featuring:Dead Weight ~ Allan LeveroneThe Beginning of the End ~ Paul D. BrazillUnforgettable ~ Julia MadeleineA Freeway on Earth ~ Heath LowranceHorse Clock ~ K.A. LaityDisciple ~ Mark CooperPunishment/Lola ~ Darren SantAsylum ~ George S. GeisingerNo Turning Back ~ McDrollThe Importance of Blood ~ Edith M. MaxwellThe Last Injustice ~ Benjamin SobieckAn Idea for Murder ~ Tace BakerSafety First ~ Joshua J. MarkKilling Deities ~ L. VeraA Gift ~ B.R. Stateham
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