Codename Caesar

Author: Garance Le Caisne
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406692125
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Codename Caesar from the Author: Garance Le Caisne. «Jeden Tag hörte ich die Stimmen der Opfer, die ihr Leid herausschrien, um zu sagen, was in den Gefängnissen geschieht. Niemand war da, um es zu bezeugen, niemand antwortete ihnen. Diese Toten haben mir die Pflicht auferlegt, Zeugnis von ihren Qualen abzulegen, vor ihren Familien, der Menschheit und der freien Welt.» Noch nie ist das brutale Wesen des Assad-Regimes so deutlich offenbart worden wie in diesem Buch. «Caesar» – so sein Deckname – war Fotograf bei der syrischen Militärpolizei. Zwei Jahre lang musste er nach Beginn der Aufstände gegen Assad die Opfer des Regimes fotografieren: Leichen von Oppositionellen, die in den Gefängnissen umgekommen waren, oft verhungert, oft grausam zu Tode gefoltert. Zehntausende dieser Fotos hat er außer Landes geschmuggelt, als er 2013 aus Syrien floh. Garance Le Caisne ist die einzige Journalistin, der Caesar sich anvertraut hat. Aus seinen Berichten und den Geschichten von ehemaligen Häftlingen, die sie ebenfalls aufspüren konnte, ist das einzigartige Dokument eines unsäglichen Verbrechens entstanden. Es berichtet von Assads System der Folter, von der Routine des Mordens, dem Zynismus der Schergen, von physischen und psychischen Qualen unvorstellbarer Art. Während man im Westen schon wieder bereit ist, in Assad das kleinere Übel zu sehen, enthüllt dieses Buch das massenhafte Morden, das bis heute weitergeht.

Code Name Caesar

Author: Jerome Preisler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101568909
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Code Name Caesar from the Author: Jerome Preisler. In the waning days of World War II, a little-known battle took place under the frozen seas off the coast of Norway . . . and changed the course of the war. In February of 1944, Germany and Japan devised a desperate plan to escape defeat. The Germans would send Japan a submarine—boat U-864—packed with their most advanced rocket and jet aircraft technology. Japan could then reestablish air superiority in the Pacific, drawing the attention of Allied forces long enough for Germany to regroup. Meanwhile, British code breakers, working with the Norwegian underground, had discovered the plan. But even though they were unable to stop the submarine from embarking, the British submarine HMS Venturer was waiting for it at sea. In a cat-and-mouse battle beneath the waves, they hunted one another, each waiting to strike. The Venturer won the game, becoming the only submarine in history to sink another sub in underwater combat. This is the dramatic, action-packed account of one of the greatest unsung victories in military history, and of a historical moment in the annals of naval warfare.

The Nuclear Axis

Author: Philip Henshall
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
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The Nuclear Axis from the Author: Philip Henshall. It has been generally accepted that Japan and Germany were years behind the Allies in developing a nuclear weapon during the war. Philip Henshall demonstrates that this was not the case and that Axis scientists were very close to success during World War Two.

The Keys Of The City

Author: Michael Pearson
ISBN: 9780330289702
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The Keys Of The City from the Author: Michael Pearson.

Omar Bradley

Author: Jim DeFelice
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1621570703
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Omar Bradley from the Author: Jim DeFelice. The First In-Depth Biography of America’s Last Five-Star General He was known as “the G.I. General”— humble, self-effacing, hard-working, reflecting the small-town virtues of the America whose uniform he wore. But those very virtues have led historians to neglect General Omar Bradley—until now. Bestselling author Jim DeFelice, in this, the first-ever in-depth biography of America’s last five-star general, tells Bradley’s full story, and argues that the neglected G.I. General did more than any other to defeat Hitler in World War II. While General George S. Patton has garnered much of the glory, General Dwight David Eisenhower has claimed much of the world’s respect, and British General Bernard Montgomery has kept the Union Jack flying, as DeFelice proves, it was the unassuming Bradley who actually developed the strategy and the tactics that won the war in Europe. Meticulously researched, using previously untapped documents and unpublished diaries and notes, Omar Bradley: General at War reveals: Why Bradley, not Patton, deserves most of the credit for America’s victories in North Africa How Bradley—first Patton’s subordinate, then his superior—was one of Patton’s great defenders, while also recognizing his weaknesses, and tried to cover up the infamous slapping incident How Eisenhower panicked—when Bradley didn’t—during the early stages of the Battle of the Bulge, delaying an American counterattack that could have saved thousands of lives Why Bradley was a radical innovator in the use of combined air, armor, and infantry power How Bradley, contrary to those who like to portray him as a staid counterpart to Patton, was one of the most ardent practitioners of fast-moving offensives Why Bradley expected the Germans might use radiological weapons at Normandy Provocative, thorough, original, Jim DeFelice’s Omar Bradley: General at War deserves a place on the shelf of every reader of World War II history.

Love In The Time Of Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
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Love In The Time Of Cholera from the Author: Gabriel García Márquez. AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

Operation Chowhound

Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879157
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Operation Chowhound from the Author: Stephen Dando-Collins. Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF, dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland. It took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them. Flying at 400 feet, barely above the tree tops, with guns pointed directly at them, they would have no chance to bail out if their B-17s were hit—and yet, over eight days, 120,000 German troops kept their word, and never fired on the American bombers. As they flew, grateful Dutch civilians spelled out "Thanks Boys" in the tulip fields below. Many Americans who flew in Operation Chowhound would claim it was the best thing they did in the war. In this gripping narrative, author Stephen Dando-Collins takes the reader into the rooms where Operation Chowhound was born, into the aircraft flying the mission, and onto the ground in the Netherlands with the civilians who so desperately needed help. James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, as well as Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill all play a part in this story, creating a compelling, narrative read.

Waiting For Godot

Author: Samuel Beckett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571297013
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Waiting For Godot from the Author: Samuel Beckett. Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Thtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955. 'Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live.' Harold Hobson, 7 August 1955 'I told him that if by Godot I had meant God I would have said God, and not Godot. This seemed to disappoint him greatly.' Samuel Beckett, 1955

To The Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260919
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To The Lighthouse from the Author: Virginia Woolf. To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage.