Under Fire

Author: Tom Clancy,Grant Blackwood

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641205387

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1432

Staatsstreich für die Demokratie – der neue große Fall für Jack Ryan Jack Ryan junior hält sich in Teheran auf, um den Iran unter seiner inzwischen gemäßigten Regierung zu erkunden. Er trifft dort einen alten Freund, der ihm eine rätselhafte Botschaft übermittelt und tags darauf spurlos verschwindet. Jack macht sich auf die Suche nach ihm und gerät dadurch immer mehr in ein Verwirrspiel zwischen CIA, MI6 und russischen Geheimdienstagenten. Die Spur führt in die Republik Dagestan. War sein Freund in die Umsturzpläne des Landes verstrickt, das sich aus der russischen Föderation lösen möchte? Und hat sich die Lage in dem Land wirklich so verschärft, dass ein Krieg unausweichlich wird?

Under Fire

Childhood in the Shadow of War

Author: Elizabeth Goodenough,Andrea Immel

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

View: 1889

Investigates the effects of war on children and children's literature.

Under Fire

The NRA and the Battle for Gun Control

Author: Osha Gray Davidson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587290428

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 1787

Originally published in 1993, Under Fire was widely hailed as the first objective examination of the NRA and its efforts to defeat gun control legislation. Now in this expanded edition, Osha Gray Davidson shows how the NRA's extremism has cost the organization both political power and popular support. He offers a well-reasoned and workable approach to gun control, one that will find many supporters even among the NRA membership.

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad

Author: Henri Barbusse

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 1934757896

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 9379

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad The most powerful, brutal, and vivid novel to come out of WW-I To the men of the French Sixth Battalion, war is not about bands playing and flags waving. It is about mud, lice, and death. It is about survival under the worst possible conditions, where a wound that put you in the hospital made you a lucky man. Under Fire was one of the first novels to come out of WW-I, being published even before the war was over. It's realism and intensity set the standard for the war novels to come, including Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, and Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. It's realism, however, is not manufactured. It was born out of the experiences of the author who began work on the novel literally while he was still in the trenches. The book has no plot in the traditional sense. It is a series of incidents woven together to present the reality of the war. It's power lies in the incredibly vivid pictures it presents. In 1916 it won the prestigious Goncourt Prize, given by the Academie Goncourt to the author of "the best and most imaginative prose work of the year" and is, even today, considered one of the great war novels of all time."

Under Fire

The Firefighters of Station Five

Author: Jo Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105798

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4411

it doesn't get hotter than this! Zack fights fires and saves lives, yet his own thirst for life has run dry-until he comes to the rescue of a sharp-tongued exotic dancer named Corrine Shannon who soon has the normally shy hero burning out of control. But just as they are consumed by flames of passion, they find themselves under fire from two relentless enemies with fifty million reasons to succeed. Can they withstand the heat while trying to save their own lives-or will their newfound romance be extinguished as fast as it began?

Under Fire: Women and World War II

Yearbook of Women’s History/Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis 34

Author: Eveline Buchheim,Ralf Futselaar

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9087044755

Category: Women and war

Page: 192

View: 8099

Since the 1970s, when the dominance of military histories of the World Wars ended, and social historical histories of conflict rose to prominence, women have come to play an increasingly important role in mainstream stories about the Second World War. Although this is undeniably a valuable development, the perspectives on women that arose have in many respects remained limiting – although in new ways. Women have been portrayed as carers, as victims (notably of sexual violence), but rarely as agents of their own fate. This volume focuses on this last group. In spite of the undeniable suffering and victimization that befell so many women during the war, for others the war also opened opportunities and awakened ambitions. The articles in this volume, which cover both Europe and Asia, bring together some of the women who took initiatives, of which they sometimes suffered the dire consequences, sometimes enjoyed the fruits.

Coming Out Under Fire

Author: Allan Berube

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743210719

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

View: 4283

Among the many histories of fighting men and women in World War II, little has been written about the thousands of homosexuals who found themselves fighting two wars--one for their country, the other for their own survival as targets of a military policy that sought their discharge as "undesirables." To write this long overdue chapter of American history, Allan Bérubé spent ten years interviewing gay and lesbian veterans, unearthed hundreds of wartime letters between gay GIs, and obtained thousands of pages of newly declassified government documents. While some gay and lesbian soldiers collapsed under the fear of being arrested, interrogated, discharged, and publicly humiliated, many drew strength from deep wartime friendships. Relying on their own secret culture of slang, body language, and "camp" to find each other and build spontaneous communities, they learned, both on and off the battlefield, to be proud of their contribution and of who they were.--From publisher description.

Peace Under Fire

Israel/Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement

Author: Josie Sandercock,Marissa McLaughlin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670079

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

View: 5787

Presents a collection of accounts of International Solidarity Movement volunteers and the work they do to support Palestinian non-violent resistance to Israel's military occupation.

Under fire

gun buy-backs, exchanges and amnesty programs

Author: Police Executive Research Forum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 234

View: 1624


Under Fire

A Novel

Author: Margaret McLean

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429971898

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4577

A Boston firefighter is shot and killed in the line of duty while rescuing Amina Diallo and her fifteen-year-old son, Malick, from their burning store. Diallo, a Senegalese Muslim immigrant, is arrested for arson and murder, and will likely be convicted in record time. Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy face more than racial and religious prejudice in this impossible courtroom battle. Diallo is targeted by a gunman in open court, a key defense witness is attacked, and documents are stolen. Someone is trying to stop Sarah and Clancy from winning the case. They must find out who and why. A dangerous pursuit of the truth becomes Amina's only chance in Margaret McLean's Under Fire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cops Under Fire

The Reign of Terror Against Hero Cops

Author: Larry McShane

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895263575

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 612

Discusses cases that involve police officers who used force in the line of duty to protect themselves and who now find themselves being questioned for their motives

Under Fire

Author: Catherine Mann

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402245033

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9554

"Riveting action, to–die–for heroes!"—Suzanne Brockman, New York Times Bestselling Author of Night Watch No Holds Barred, In Love or War... A decorated hero, pararescueman Liam McCabe lives to serve. Six months ago, her and Rachel Flores met in the horrific aftermath of an earthquake in the Bahamas. They were tempted by an explosive attraction, but then they parted ways. Still, Liam has thought about Rachel every day—and night—since. Now, after ignoring all his phone calls for six month, Rachel has turned up on base with a wild story about a high–ranking military traitor. She claims no one but Liam can help her—and she won't trust anyone else. With nothing but her word and the testimony of a discharged military cop to go on, Liam would be insane to risk his career—even his life— to help a woman who left him in the dust. "Catherine Mann is one of the hottest rising stars around!"—Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author of Savor the Danger

Under Fire

The Story of a Squad

Author: Henri Fitzwater Wray

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458706584

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2328

A powerful and earnest portrayal of life at the frontline during World War I. Berbusse's depiction of the horrors and tragedies of war is staggeringly realistic. He draws the reader's attention to the appalling conditions in which soldiers lived and fought through various anecdotes. Highly perceptive and thought-provoking!

Under Fire

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639036

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 7726

After the epic struggle of World War II, W.E.B. Griffin’s bestselling chronicle of the Marine Corps enters a new stage of modern warfare—with new weapons, new strategies, and a new breed of warrior—on the battlefields of Korea... In 1950, Captain Ken McCoy’s report on North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that he is promptly booted out of the Corps—and just as promptly picked up by the fledgling CIA. Soon, his predictions come true: on June 25th the North Koreans invade across the 38th parallel. Immediately veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours notice. For these men and their families, names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality—and become their greatest challenge of all...

Under Fire

A History of Tobacco Smoking in Australia

Author: Robin Berwick Walker

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press ; Beaverton, OR : International Scholarly Book Services


Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 9626


Faith Under Fire

Studies in First and Second Peter

Author: David Faust

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 9780899009032

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 4733

What Do You Know about Simon Pecer? He was brash. Impulsive. Impatient. Quick to speak and quick to act. But there's a lot to admire -- and a lot of ourselves -- in this humble fisherman Jesus transformed into a courageous, effective leader. Despite his flaws, Peter had a deep love for Christ, and his faith shines from the pages of Scripture like gold refined by fire.

Sailors Under Fire

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406222070

Category: Naval battles

Page: 32

View: 6558

Part of a series which tells inspirational stories of heroism and courage under fire, from ancient conflicts to modern day warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq. Incredible stories of soldiers, civilians, children and animals are recounted, with a focus on the bravery, loyalty and adventures of ordinary participants in war.

Control Under Fire

Author: M. Zachary Sherman,Fritz Casas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434231003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 78

View: 2101

Lieutenant Commander Donovan has a chance to prove to himself and his elite SEAL team that he has what it takes to lead when their helicopter is shot down and some of his men captured by terrorists in the mountains of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Faith Under Fire

Stories of Hope and Courage from World War II

Author: Steve Rabey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418579661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3357

As World War II raged, millions of men and women confronted injury, destruction, separation from home and loved ones, chaos, and death. These challenges and traumas and many others forced an entire generation of everyday heroes to take stock of their lives. And in the process, many turned to God in ways they never had before. In Faith Under Fire, you'll experience scenes of astonishing bravery, moments of heart-breaking loss, and a pervasive sense of love for God, neighbor, and country that was strong enough to transcend denominational and national differences, inspiring selfless acts of courage and compassion under the worst of circumstances. From the Catholic chaplain who offered mercy among the carnage of Iwo Jima, to the Pentecostal boy who was saved from an incoming shell by the voice of God calling his name, to the young wife praying that her husband would survive life in a concentration camp, to the Tuskegee Airman who fought both totalitarianism and racism, these stories reveal the power of faith that sustained these heroes when there was nowhere else to turn. Award-winning author Steve Rabey presents more than twenty firsthand accounts of faith under pressure, many of them illustrated with war-time photos, letters, and journal entries. At a time when many who lived through these trying times are dying, their stories live on, passing on a legacy of faith and fortitude to future generations.

Feminists Under Fire

Exchanges Across War Zones

Author: Wenona Mary Giles

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 1896357784

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 5935

Feminists Under Fire is about women living and working in conflict zones. Focusing on the civil wars in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia, diverse authors face the problems of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and militarized violence. They explore commonalities and differences between the two regions, and consequences for women, their societies, and feminist politics.Women are neither simply victimized nor empowered by war; their experiences are more complicated. While they suffer from war-related violence and upheaval, some women living in traditional societies find that war releases them from constricting hierarchies. Others find it reinforces conventional gender roles. This ambivalence needs to be examined and understood.In addition to such concerns the collection addresses issues of domestic violence, rape, intermarriage, victimization, feminist organizing and anti-war activism, women's self-help organization, and political resistance.This vibrant collection emerges from The Women in Conflict Zones Network, an international collaboration of activists and scholars.