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Обложка книги Shooter Shooter

 Автор: Coughlin Jack


The Autobiography of the Top-ranked Marine Sniper

A non fiction book

With more than sixty confirmed kills, Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account of a sniper's life on and off the modern battlefield.Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin is a divorced father of two who grew up in a wealthy Boston suburb. At the age of nineteen, although he had never even held a gun, he joined the Marines and would spend the next twenty years behind the scope of a long-range precision rifle as a sniper.In that time he accumulated one of the most successful sniper records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world's hotspots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period.Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir, but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military today.

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Обложка книги Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

 Автор: Marshall Logan


The very first narrative published after the Titanic’s demise!

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Обложка книги Sleepers Sleepers

 Автор: Carcaterra Lorenzo


A book with a punch equal to its publicity hype! Journalist Carcaterra tells with gripping force of his days growing up in the tough New York City neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in the 1960s (the names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty). He and his three closest buddies engaged in petty crime until the day their tricks got out of hand and escalated into a major offense, for which they were sent to a juvenile home in upstate New York. They were tormented during their months there, not by other young inmates but by their adult guards, who brutalized them relentlessly in a program of horror and torture that included rape. Once out, once grown up, one of the boys became a lawyer, and through a bizarre twist of events worthy of being turned into a movie (in fact, the movie rights have been sold, with Barry Levinson lined up as director), he, Carcaterra, and the other two friends expose the horrible wrongs they suffered in that detention home. Both difficult to read and difficult to put down, this book will garner lots of attention, and as a result, readership demand will be high.

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Обложка книги Small Memories Small Memories

 Автор: Saramago é


José Saramago was eighteen months old when he moved from the village of Azinhaga with his father and mother to live in Lisbon. But he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence to stay with his maternal grandparents, illiterate peasants in the eyes of the outside world, but a fount of knowledge, affection, and authority to young José.

Shifting back and forth between childhood and his teenage years, between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this is a mosaic of memories, a simply told, affecting look back into the author's boyhood: the tragic death of his older brother at the age of four; his mother pawning the family's blankets every spring and buying them back in time for winter; his beloved grandparents bringing the weaker piglets into their bed on cold nights; and Saramago's early encounters with literature, from teaching himself to read by deciphering articles in the daily newspaper, to poring over an entertaining dialogue in a Portuguese-French conversation guide, not realizing that he was in fact reading a play by Molière.

Written with Saramago's characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist fascinated by words and stories from an early age and who emerged, against all odds, as one of the world's most respected writers.

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Обложка книги SOS. Рассказы о кораблекрушениях SOS. Рассказы о кораблекрушениях

 Автор: Эйдельман Давид Яковлевич


Морские пути земного шара бороздят тысячи самых разнообразных судов, начиная от гигантов-танкеров и кончая малыми рыболовными сейнерами. Безопасность плавания судов зависит от надежности их конструкции, мореходных качеств, а также от квалификации, слаженности и дисциплинированности экипажей. Несмотря на принимаемые меры по обеспечению безопасности плавания, на море случаются аварии, столкновения, пожары, опрокидывания судов, и в эфир несутся тревожные сигналы судовых радиостанций — SOS!

В книге, основанной на фактическом материале, рассказано о наиболее характерных случаях аварий и гибели морских судов. Причинами этих происшествий были штормы и столкновения, пожары и посадки на мель. В книге приведены примеры спасения судов и их экипажей с применением новых средств, в том числе вертолетов. Ряд аварий судов освещается с инженерных позиций, вскрываются недочеты, имевшие место при проектировании, постройке или эксплуатации судов.

Книга рассчитана на широкие круги читателей.

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Обложки нет SR-71 Blackbird in action

 Автор: # 55 Aircraft

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Вниманию общественности пpедлагается пеpевод книги «SR-71 Blackbird in action» издательства Squadron/Signal Publications сеpия Aircraft номеp 55.

Пеpевод – Serge Luzin 2:5080/37.105.

OCR – Alex Pronin 2:5020/1802.4, 2:5020/1147.4

Заpанее всех пpедyпpеждаю, что книжка местами весьма тенденциозная и неоднозначная. Во всяком слyчае, я там далеко не со всеми yтвеpждениями могy согласиться. Hо, писал этy книгy не я:), так что все пpетензии – в адpес автоpов Скадpона:)…

С yважением, 2:5020/(1147, 1802).4 alex@bhg.ru icq13806487 Alex Pronin pager 234-9696 #667423

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Обложка книги Stieg Larsson, My Friend Stieg Larsson, My Friend

 Автор: Baksi Kurdo


This one makes for a very interesting read. Why? Stieg Larsson is the man who created Lisbeth Salander and penned down Millennium Trilogy, one of the best-selling crime thriller series in recent times. But very few know about the actual Larsson, his journalist days or his personal life. Kurdo Baksi, Larrson’s close friend (who also appears in the trilogy as himself) answers some of the questions that Larsson fans have been seeking for quite some time. In a candid tone, Baksi recounts Larsson’s upbringing, his battle against racism and for democracy, his anti fascist magazine Expo, his fascination with feminism, the death threats he faced and the insomnia that led to many sleepless nights.

Five years after his death, Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium Trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a crucial protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden, and one of the founders of the anti-facist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging working relationship. In this candid and rounded memoir, Baksi answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's fans have already asked, about his upbringing; the recurring death threats; his insomnia and his vices; his feminism – so evident in his books – and his dogmatism. What was he like as a colleague? Who provided the inspiration for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears in the trilogy as himself)? Who was Lisbeth Salander?

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Обложка книги Striking Back Striking Back

 Автор: Klein Aaron J


The first full account, based on access to key players who have never before spoken, of the Munich Massacre and the Israeli response–a lethal, top secret, thirty-year-long antiterrorism campaign to track down the killers.

1972. The Munich Olympics. Palestinian members of the Black September group murder eleven Israeli athletes. Nine hundred million people watch the crisis unfold on television, witnessing a tragedy that inaugurates the modern age of terror and remains a scar on the collective conscience of the world.

Back in Israel, Prime Minister Golda Meir vows to track down those responsible and, in Menachem Begin’s words, “run these criminals and murderers off the face of the earth.” A secret Mossad unit, code named Caesarea, is mobilized, a list of targets drawn up. Thus begins the Israeli response–a mission that unfolds not over months but over decades. The Mossad has never spoken about this operation. No one has known the real story. Until now.

Award-winning journalist Aaron Klein’s incisive and riveting account tells for the first time the full story of Munich and the Israeli counterterrorism operation it spawned. With unprecedented access to Mossad agents and an unparalleled knowledge of Israeli intelligence, Klein peels back the layers of myth and misinformation that have permeated previous books, films, and magazine articles about the “shadow war” against Black September and other terrorist groups.

Spycraft, secret diplomacy, and fierce detective work abound in a story with more drama than any fictional thriller. Burning questions are at last answered, including who was killed and who was not, how it was done, which targets were hit and which were missed. Truths are revealed: the degree to which the Mossad targeted nonaffiliated Black September terrorists for assassination, the length and full scope of the operation (far greater than previously suspected), retributive acts against Israel, and much more.

Finally, Klein shows that the Israeli response to Munich was not simply about revenge, as is popularly believed. By illuminating the tactical and strategic purposes of the Israeli operation, Striking Back allows us to draw profoundly relevant lessons from one of the most important counterterrorism campaigns in history.

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