Military working dogs are silently winning the war against the world’s deadliest insurgents; day after day saving soldiers’ lives in the most dangerous countries on the planet. Many have been rescue animals, neglected or mistreated by their owners before being given a new lease of life on the front line. From the featureless plains of Helmand and Kandahar to military bases in Germany, army dog teams work day and night to keep us safe but, until recently, their courage and sacrifice has not been fully understood or appreciated. Award-winning journalist Stephen Paul Stewart employs in-depth interviews together with years of research and frontline reportage to tell their gripping and emotional stories for the first time. ‘A fascinating insight into a little-known subject, A Soldier’s Best Friend is a moving and engrossing read.’ — Niall Edworthy
The Wild West came alive under the pen of Edward Zane Carroll Judson, who wrote many of America's best-loved "dime novels" under the pseudonym Ned Buntline. From Buffalo Bill (whom Judson knew first-hand) to Wild Bill Hickok, these vivid tales feature some of the most colourful characters on the American landscape. This anthology gathers a selection of his best-loved work, including four full-length unabridged novels, each with an introduction by author and critic Clay Reynolds.
Don't fall in love with a Soldier... Or an Airman, or a Marine, or any other good looking man in a uniform that would end up dragging him away from me, and leaving me heartbroken and alone. Just like my father did. Don't fall in love with a Soldier. That was my mantra, until I met my best friend's older brother, Trent. Now that I've done the unthinkable and let him crawl under my skin and into my foolish heart, I just have to figure out how to fall OUT of love with him before Sara finds out. Trent may be older than Sara, but she has always been very protective of her big brother. She hates any female that even looks in his direction, and I can't begin to imagine the hurtin' she would put on me if she found out I have entertained the idea of him for even longer than half a second. She's my best friend and I can't afford to lose any more people in my life, but how will I ever untangle my heart from around her soldier's finger?
Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion. Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man's best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire. With full-color photographs throughout and sidebars featuring heroic canines throughout history, Dogs on Duty provides a fascinating look at these exceptional soldiers and companions.
Every page is a joy."—Sue Harrison, Self Magazine ". . . discerning, brightly written . . . Highly recommended."—Library Journal With a brand new author's introduction and a previously unpublished chapter. The inspiration for the Merchant Ivory film starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Hershey, a rich and poignant family story from the daughter of novelist James Jones (From Here to Eternity). Based on the author's early years in Paris with her famous father.
From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11. Heart of a Soldier is the extraordinary story of war, love and comradeship, danger and heroism, told by a Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of our finest writers. When Rick Rescorla got home from Vietnam, he tried to put combat and death behind him, but he never could entirely. From the day he joined the British Army to fight a colonial war in Rhodesia, where he met American Special Forces’ officer Dan Hill who would become his best friend, to the day he fell in love with Susan, everything in his remarkable life was preparing him for an act of generosity that would transcend all that went before. Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one’s comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick’s life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he’d held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.
Release on 2014-12-30 | by Susan Mallery,Christine Rimmer
Author: Susan Mallery,Christine Rimmer
A PLACE TO STAY Shelter—it was such a basic need, and one that single mom Ashley Churchill had always been able to provide for her little girl. Until her luck turned, and the only protection she could find was in her stony and taciturn boss, security specialist Jeff Ritter. Jeff warned he was only offering to share his home, not his life, and that suited Ashley just fine. She would make it on her own. And yet, Jeff's broad shoulders were oh-so tempting to lean on, and in his arms, Ashley found a whole new kind of shelter—a home. But no matter how close they became, Jeff always barricaded a part of himself away. And Ashley wondered if he could ever allow himself to come in from the storm and find his own shelter…with her. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Donovan's Child by New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer Pain and loss had consumed the Donovan McRae that Abilene Bravo had known. She couldn't erase his past, but she just might be able to give him a future.