No Ordinary Men Book

No Ordinary Men


  • Author : Bernd Horn
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-02-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459724136

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No Ordinary Men peels back the cloak of secrecy and reveals four untold special operations that Joint Task Force 2, an elite counterterrorist unit, conducted in 2005–06 in which their courage, tenacity, and impressive capabilities meant the difference between life and death.

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No Ordinary Men


  • Author : Fritz Stern
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590177020

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During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did—the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi—and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans’s wife and Dietrich’s sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany’s Protestant churches to Hitler’s will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht’s counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings—and to the people they were helping—endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler’s express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer’s posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi’s work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer’s human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi’s preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state.

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No Ordinary Man


  • Author : Suzanne Brockmann
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426816376

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He was the sexiest guy she'd ever met. And that was about all Jess Baxter knew about her newest tenant. Rob Carpenter was a master at dodging questions… and igniting her desires. With just one of his searing kisses, Jess was hotter than the Florida sun. Then the murders started—all women who looked like her. And the profile of the killer matched Rob.… Was he an innocent victim—or had his burning kisses only been a smoke screen? One thing was certain: Rob Carpenter was no ordinary man.

Ordinary Men Book
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Ordinary Men


  • Author : Christopher R. Browning
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062037756

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The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.

Jedediah Smith Book
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Jedediah Smith


  • Author : Barton H. Barbour
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806183220

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Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure. Barbour tells how a youthful Smith was influenced by notable men who were his family’s neighbors, including a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. When he was twenty-three, hard times leavened with wanderlust set him on the road west. Barbour delves into Smith’s journals to a greater extent than previous scholars and teases out compelling insights into the trader’s itineraries and personality. Use of an important letter Smith wrote late in life deepens the author’s perspective on the legendary trapper. Through Smith’s own voice, this larger-than-life hero is shown to be a man concerned with business obligations and his comrades’ welfare, and even a person who yearned for his childhood. Barbour also takes a hard look at Smith’s views of American Indians, Mexicans in California, and Hudson’s Bay Company competitors and evaluates his dealings with these groups in the fur trade. Dozens of monuments commemorate Smith today. This readable book is another, giving modern readers new insight into the character and remarkable achievements of one of the West’s most complex characters.

Ordinary Men Book

Ordinary Men


  • Author : Christopher R. Browning
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062303035

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“A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior. . .This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—Newsweek Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as round-ups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged, working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions. Very quickly three groups emerged within the battalion: a core of eager killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably but without initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation in the acts of killing without diminishing the murderous efficiency of the battalion whatsoever. While this book discusses a specific Reserve Unit during WWII, the general argument Browning makes is that most people succumb to the pressures of a group setting and commit actions they would never do of their own volition. Ordinary Men is a powerful, chilling, and important work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate today.

General John A  Rawlins Book

General John A Rawlins


  • Author : Allen J. Ottens
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 603
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253057310

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No one succeeds alone, and Ulysses S. Grant was no exception. From the earliest days of the Civil War to the heights of Grant's power in the White House, John A. Rawlins was ever at Grant's side. Yet Rawlins's role in Grant's career is often overlooked, and he barely received mention in Grant's own two-volume Memoirs. General John A. Rawlins: No Ordinary Man by Allen J. Ottens is the first major biography of Rawlins in over a century and traces his rise to assistant adjutant general and ultimately Grant's secretary of war. Ottens presents the portrait of a man who teamed with Grant, who submerged his needs and ambition in the service of Grant, and who at times served as the doubter who questioned whether Grant possessed the background to tackle the great responsibilities of the job. Rawlins played a pivotal role in Grant's relatively small staff, acting as administrator, counselor, and defender of Grant's burgeoning popularity. Rawlins qualifies as a true patriot, a man devoted to the Union and devoted to Grant. His is the story of a man who persevered in wartime and during the tumultuous years of Reconstruction and who, despite a ravaging disease that would cut short his blossoming career, grew to become a proponent of the personal and citizenship rights of those formerly enslaved. General John A. Rawlins will prove to be a fascinating and essential read for all who have an interest in leadership, the Civil War, or Ulysses S. Grant.

Shadow Warriors   Les Guerriers de l Ombre Book

Shadow Warriors Les Guerriers de l Ombre


  • Author : Bernd Horn
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459736412

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Few Canadians are aware of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), even ten years after it was formed. This book offers a rare glimpse into the shadows, with detailed information on CANSOFCOM, its units, and a pictorial history of the Command’s evolution.

No Ordinary Day Book
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No Ordinary Day


  • Author : Deborah Ellis
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-08-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554981762

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Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards: Young Adult/Middle Reader Award, the Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Text and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award There's not much that upsets young Valli. Even though her days are spent picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror are the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks -- the lepers. Valli and the other children throw stones at them. No matter how hard her life is, she tells herself, at least she will never be one of them. Then she discovers that she is not living with family after all, that her "aunt" was a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family's hands. She decides to leave Jharia ... and so begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. It's not so bad. Valli finds that she really doesn't need much to live. She can "borrow" the things she needs and then pass them on to people who need them more than she does. It helps that though her bare feet become raw wounds as she makes her way around the city, she somehow feels no pain. But when she happens to meet a doctor on the ghats by the river, Valli learns that she has leprosy. Despite being given a chance to receive medical care, she cannot bear the thought that she is one of those monsters she has always feared, and she flees, to an uncertain life on the street. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). C

Men of Steel Book

Men of Steel


  • Author : Bernd Horn
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-05-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459704701

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Take a trip back in time to the chaos and destruction of the greatest invasion in military history, viewed through the lens of Canadian paratroopers. Men of Steel is the exciting story of some of Canada’s toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War. In the dead of night, on 5/6 June 1944, hundreds of elite Canadian paratroopers hurled themselves from aircraft behind enemy lines. That daring act set the stage for the eventual success of the Allied invasion fleet. From aircraft formations striking out from England on a turbulent flight across the English Channel to the tumultuous drop over Occupied Europe and deadly close combat in the Normandy countryside, Men of Steel is a detailed account of Canadian paratroopers and their instrumental role in D-Day.

No Ordinary Men Book

No Ordinary Men


  • Author : Bryan Salminen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0570053978

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Using characters from "The Wizard of Oz as a comparative, readers learn to identify the roles they play and discover the freedom to live the way God created them.

Forced to Change Book

Forced to Change


  • Author : Bernd Horn
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-03-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459727854

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Tells the story of how the Canadian Forces weathered the perfect storm of scandals and budget slashing in the 1990s, and emerged by reshaping its culture from the top down. The "decade of darkness" tool a heavy toll, particularly on the Canadian Forces Officers Corps. Forced to Change tells the story of the long path to reform.

Not Ordinary Men Book

Not Ordinary Men


  • Author : John Colvin
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781594308

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Having driven the British and Indian Forces out of Burma in 1942, General Mutaguchi, Commanding the 15th Japanese Army, was obsessed by the conquest of India. In 1944 the British 14th Army, under its commander General Slim, drew back to the Imphal Plain, before Mutaguchis impending offensive. To the north, however, the entire Japanese 31 Division had crossed the Chindwin and, on April 5, arrived at the hill-station and road junction of Kohima, cutting off Imphal except by air, from the supply point at Dimpapur.Kohima was initially manned by only 266 men of the Assam Regiment and a few hundred convalescents and administrative troops. They were joined, on April 5, by 440 men of the Fourth Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment, straight from the Battle of Arakan.In pouring rain, under continual bombardment, this tiny garrison held the assaults of thirteen thousand Japanese troops in hand-to-hand combat for sixteen days, an action described by Mountbatten as probably one of the greatest battles in history ... in effect the Battle of Burma, naked, unparalleled heroism, the British/Indian Thermopylae.

Of Courage and Determination Book
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Of Courage and Determination


  • Author : Bernd Horn
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459709669

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An Allied unit comprised of Canadian and American troops, the First Special Service Force or "Devil’s Brigade" struck fear into the very heart of the Axis. In the dark, early days of the Second World War, the Allies found themselves with their backs against the wall. With their armies, tactics, doctrine, and equipment in tatters, the Allies turned to special operations forces to carry the fight to the Axis enemy until their conventional forces could be built up once again. Specially selected and trained, these forces struck fear into the hearts of the enemy. One such unit, the First Special Service Force (FSSF) or Devil’s Brigade, was created for a hazardous mission in Norway. This unique formation was composed of both Americans and Canadians who served side by side without distinction of nationality. A killer elite, the FSSF consistently demonstrated courage and determination and earned itself an unrivaled combat record at Monte la Difensa and Anzio in Italy and in the invasion of southern France.

No Ordinary Man 2 Book

No Ordinary Man 2


  • Author : Nick Fawcett
  • Publisher : Kevin Mayhew Limited
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Christian life
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1840035676

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