The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Category: Large print books
When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise.
Drawing on the experience of both generals and ordinary soldiers, and dwelling with equal weight on strategy, tactics and individual experience, this is a powerful and detailed account of history's greatest endgame.
Author: Peter Hart
By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this defeat would play out - would the Germans hold on, prolonging the fighting deep into 1919, with the loss of hundreds of thousands more young lives, or could the war be won in 1918? In The Last Battle, Peter Hart, author of Gallipoli and The Great War, and oral historian at the Imperial War Museum, brings to life the dramatic final weeks of the war, as men fought to secure victory, with survival seemingly only days, or hours away. Drawing on the experience of both generals and ordinary soldiers, and dwelling with equal weight on strategy, tactics and individual experience, this is a powerful and detailed account of history's greatest endgame.
Victory in war hinges on the outcomes of the individual battles. Military experts can often point to a single battle, or a tactic within it, that was the decisive event in a war's outcome. As a kid, I remember my dad telling me about a ...
Author: Rick Marrah
Publisher: WestBow Press
The Last Battle – set after World War II and before the Vietnam War – is the bittersweet story of Col. William George and the men he leads. Overcoming a scar from his past, the colonel has persevered to become a fierce and compassionate leader. He and his battalion are engaged with the enemy when they get word that the war has been won. But when Col. George and his troops don’t get an acknowledgment of surrender, he must figure out what to do. Without having much choice, the colonel readies his troops to fight in the event the enemy advances or attacks When scouts report that they see no signs of the enemy, it appears that all may be fine. However, enemy troops then mount a sudden attack, leaving Col. George and his troops fighting for their lives. Throughout the ordeal, the colonel gets closer to his men as he learns more about them and himself in this story of redemption, courage, grief, and triumph.
The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin Cornelius Ryan ... occupation of Germany,” could never have been produced at all unless there was complete unity among the Allies—a sobering fact that withered one of Germany's last hopes.
Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come. The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.
nearly 5,000 gallons of gasoline before the entire top was free of Japanese soldiers that evening . " General Ushijima radioed his last message to ... The impetuous General Cho made a last appeal for all units to fight to the utmost .
Even though there are drastic changes in Valtear, the masses want statehood with Atlantis. In the last two months, Nextear has proclaimed himself Emperor of the Mareth people. The new Mearth Emperor has brought together communities all ...
Author: Thomas D. Turner
Twelve thousand years ago, heroes and antagonists were made. Civilizations were starting to flourish. Within their social structures there was love, honor, and friendship. On the other side of the spectrum, there was also greed, fear, and power. Within the last one hundred years, archeologists and paleontologists unearthed a new world. After the Ice age, archeologists discovered civilizations with architectural buildings and commerce. Paleontologists have proof of animals which were not like we are accustomed to today. They have uncovered giant sloths, mammoths, giant rhinos, and giant elk, all living amongst the civilizations before written history. So far, Atlantis is a legend. In those legends there had to be a leader and hero that brought Atlantis together. The story of Atlandreous unfolds as Duncan, a present day archeologist, visions the beginning of the Atlantean Empire.
One-day later Russian soldiers entered my grandparent's home. This story is dramatic and encounters danger, wit, ingenuity, comedy, love, and disappointment.
Author: Brunhild Rajaniemi
Publisher: 1st Book Library
Category: Biography & Autobiography
There are many things that you may have put up with, endured, allowed, and permitted that God never ordained. Matthew 16:19 says, I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever you bind, that is, declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be already bound in heaven; and whatsoever you loose on earth, declare lawful, must be what is already loosed in heaven. (Amplified) Wrong relationships can cause these same curses that we have been delivered from to be ushered right back into our lives. Surround yourself with people who will come into agreement with you and celebrate you. We need also to weed out the users and abusers of our finances. Either people who have used you will repent, and try to make it right with you or throw a tantrum, give you a hard-luck story and go right back to usury. You cannot continue to remain in situations that causes you to compromise your integrity, your calling, and put into jeopardy your divine destiny in life. What is Satan using as a bargaining tool in order to gain entrance into your life? Is he using money to gain entrance? Sex? Is he promising you fame? Don't negotiate with him, because you will always lose playing games with the devil. The people who will celebrate you are those who are ordained to be a part of your life and ministry! No one who is invited to your celebration is sad or jealous because you are being blessed. Everyone at your celebration party has brought you a gift, and no one is empty handed. "How to Walk in Manifestation" is a powerful revelation that will change the course of your life.
A retelling of the April Fool's day invasion of Japan in 1945 by a U.S. Marine veteran offers a perspective of the eighty-three-day battle from American and Japanese viewpoints and includes portraits of Japanese generals who committed hara ...
Author: Robert Leckie
Publisher: Viking Adult
A retelling of the April Fool's day invasion of Japan in 1945 by a U.S. Marine veteran offers a perspective of the eighty-three-day battle from American and Japanese viewpoints and includes portraits of Japanese generals who committed hara-kiri. 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
The last battle is the greatest of all battles Narnia ... where lies breed fear ... where loyalty is tested ... where all hope seems lost.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The last battle is the greatest of all battles Narnia ... where lies breed fear ... where loyalty is tested ... where all hope seems lost. During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge -- not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.
In 52 BCE Gaul, Caesar's forces lay siege to the barbarian stronghold of Alesia in one of the biggest battles in history; nearby, another barbarian army prepares to attack the Romans from behind, led by the rebel Cammius, who once fought ...
Author: Tito Faraci
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The sheen of Hollywood''s Rome is blasted away for this gritty, unflinching tale of an unsung commander in Caesar''s Legions. In 52 BCE Gaul, Caesar''s forces lay siege to the barbarian stronghold of Alesia in one of the biggest battles in history; nearby, another barbarian army prepares to attack the Romans from behind, led by the rebel Cammius, who once fought for Rome. Caesar dispatches his greatest general, Caius Rodius, to track through the untamed countryside and bring back the rebel''s head. Who better to hunt Cammius than the man who taught him the very skills he now uses to defy Rome? Torn between duty and friendship, Rodius questions whether the Roman "road of stone and blood" is a path he still wants to follow. Story by Tito Faraci (Diabolik, Spider-Man: The Secret of Glass, The Devil and Captain America) with art by Dan Brereton (Nocturnals, The Punisher, God-Sized Thor, Red Sonja).
He waited for the hair on the back of his neck to bristle as a warning that Moncriith approached. ... He wanted to demand how the man dared survive the last battle in Coronnan when Ackerly, Nimbulan's assistant and oldest friend, ...
Author: Irene Radford
Nimbulan, the last Battlemage and the founder of the school for Communal Magic, is seeking to create a permanent protection for the kingdom of Coronnan, a spell-crafted border to keep enemies out. His search for the key to this magic leads him to a terrifying discovery—the dragons, the guardians of magic, are in terrible danger…
Examines the final military contest of the Vietnam War, relating the hijacking of the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez, the deadly marine raid on a remote Cambodian island to free the ship and its crew, and the fate of three marines left behind ...
Author: Ralph Wetterhahn
Examines the final military contest of the Vietnam War, relating the hijacking of the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez, the deadly marine raid on a remote Cambodian island to free the ship and its crew, and the fate of three marines left behind after the battle. Reprint.
This work is an account of all United States forces engaged--Army, Navy, Air, and Marine.
Author: Roy Edgar Appleman
Okinawa: The Last Battle is a tactical history of the conquest of the Ryukyu Islands by forces under the command of the U.S. Tenth Army in the period 1 April to 30 June 1945. The volume takes its name from the principal island of the Ryukyu island group, where the critical and decisive battles of the campaign were fought. The Ryukyus Campaign followed the capture of Iwo Jima and was planned as the last of the Pacific island operations before the invasion of Japan itself. This work is an account of all United States forces engaged--Army, Navy, Air, and Marine. It also tells in considerable detail the story of the Japanese 32d Army, which was the Okinawa garrison, and of Japanese naval and air forces committed in the defense of the Ryukyus. The volume begins with the planning for this amphibious operation at the threshold of Japan, one of the largest of the Pacific war, and follows the operation through all succeeding phases to the death of the Japanese commanding general and his chief of staff. Of special interest was the tremendous volume of naval firepower employed by ships stationed offshore on the flanks of the American ground forces as the latter advanced across the island. The concentration of naval, air, and ground firepower employed by American forces in the Okinawa campaign was unparalleled for any comparable force, length of front, and duration of time in the history of warfare. Nevertheless, blunting this great firepower was the most extensive network of underground cave and tunnel defenses with tightly interlocking fields of fire encountered in the history of warfare. The Japanese defensive system stretched from coast to coast and converged ring upon ring in depth, withShuri, the ancient capital of the Ryukyus, at its center. The battle resolved itself into a myriad of small-unit actions against enemy cave and firing positions. This fight was conducted at close quarters by infantry-engineer and infantry-tank teams. Tank flamethrowers and engineer and infantry demolition teams, covered by small groups of riflemen, often formed the combat units that enabled Tenth Army slowly to destroy the many well-constructed defensive positions, eliminate their dedicated defenders, and move gradually forward. The extensive attacks of Japanese Kamikaze pilots against the American naval forces supporting the ground forces are also treated as an important part of the operation. The ground combat story is told principally from regimental level. But as often as not, the treatment goes down to battalion level and frequently to company, platoon, and squad. It was the small unit that normally destroyed a particular enemy position holding the key to further advances. Often it was the individual soldier whose heroism was the decisive factor in such laborious activities, making it the theme of the immediate narrative. The XXIV Army Corps and the III Amphibious Corps, U.S. Fleet Marine Force, were the principal subordinate units of Tenth Army. In the two corps were the Army's 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th Infantry Divisions and the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions. In addition, the 2d Marine Division played a minor role in the preinvasion maneuvers, and its 18th Regiment was in limited action for a few days toward the end of the campaign.
CHAPTER 6 THE FIRST DAY'S FIGHT 60 CHAPTER 7 FIGHTING TO NO PURPOSE 68 CHAPTER 8 TRIUMPH AND DISASTER 80 CHAPTER 9 A HARRIED RETREAT 104 CHAPTER IO THE LAST SHOT 117 CHAPTER I I PRISONERS, FLAGS, PAROLES, AND PEACE CHAPTER 12 THE BLAME ...
Author: Jeffrey William Hunt
Draws on letters and court martial records to recount the events surrounding the Civil War battle at Palmetto Ranch.
The despairing tone in The Last Battle is intensified all the more by imagery of darkness , death , and dissolution . Shift figures , for example , that if they didn't get too close and if the light wasn't very good , those who saw ...
Author: Peter J. Schakel
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Directed to both new and longtime readers of the Chronicles, suggests reading the stories as fairy tales and offers analysis which relates the Chronicles to the life and interests of C.S. Lewis.
“Medea, let me introduce you to an old friend of mine,” Cressida said as she strolled unhurriedly across the floor. “This is my favorite mace. I must have killed dozens with it in the last few wars.... Oh, and I've also caved in the ...
Author: Stuart Hill
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Allied with Cronus, the embodiment of all evil, Medea has raised an army of the undead to invade her family's kingdom. Now in paperback, the thrilling conclusion to the acclaimed ICEMARK trilogy! Oskan and Thirrin thought their bad-seed daughter was gone for good -- burnt to a cinder and cast out onto the Spirit Plain. But banishment did not kill Medea: It made her stronger. Now, allied with Cronus, embodiment of all evil, the young sorceress is plotting revenge. Queen Thirrin is distracted by a new invader whose troops ride huge triceratops-like beasts into battle. But the warlock Oskan realizes the true threat to the kingdom is the demon army assembled by his daughter. To ensure the Icemark's eternal safety, he knows he must destroy her soul--even at the risk of his own.
the vehicles of the first two generations , and partly in the strengths of those of the third . After Walter Hancock ' s gigs or phaetons and Frank Hills ' s britzka had given such a powerful and promising lead in the late 1830s ...