Sailor In The Desert

Author: David Gunn
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783462302
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Sailor In The Desert from the Author: David Gunn. Sailor in the Desert is the personal account of a Royal Navy sailor's experiences during the Mesopotamian campaign of 1915. As an able seaman on an armed sloop supporting the British expedition up the River Tigris, Philip Gunn's recollections give a rare perspective of this ill-fated campaign.??At the outbreak of war, Phillip Gunn was serving on HMS Clio, a naval sloop fitted with sails and guns stationed in China and immediately tasked with hunting the soon-to-be-famous German cruiser Emden, but failed to prevent her escape. Gunn and Clio were next in action defending the Suez Canal against an attempted Turkish invasion before joining the expedition to invade Turkish-held Mesopotamia (Iraq). ??When the River Tigris became too shallow for Clio, Gunn took over a Calcutta River Police launch. He towed improvised gunboats to bombard the enemy in close support of the advancing land forces, whose assaults on enemy positions he witnessed. Though he repeatedly came under fire, it was malaria which finally struck him down during the pivotal Battle of Ctesiphon. He was fortunate to survive the journey back downriver. ??Sailor in the Desert is an authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David. It is illustrated with archive photographs and colour paintings by Philip Gunn himself.??As featured in the Cotswold Journal and Aberdeen Press & Journal.

Desert Sailor

Author: Desert Sailor Publications
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780646497280
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Desert Sailor from the Author: Desert Sailor Publications. Desert Sailor - A Journey of Endurance is one man's journey of discovery. At the age of thirty Rob ran the first of his 22 marathons to date. Some years later, as a middle aged suburban lawyer, he started to question his world and the world around him, looking for answers sailing in the howling winds of Bass Strait, running ultra marathons in the tortured sands of Morocco's Sahara Desert, in the majestic mountains of the Himalayas and on the wind swept steppes of Northern Mongolia. Rob's realisation that the answer didn't exist was answer enough and no excuse not to keep looking. His journey created an endurance athlete who has no need to reason why.

The Sailor

Author: Jack Lurlyn Walters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453583609
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The Sailor from the Author: Jack Lurlyn Walters.

Revisit the later 1700's and the early 1800's to witness a story of a man who, From a pleasant and comfortable life, is thrown into a seemingly hopeless State. Authored by Jack Lurlyn Walters, The Sailor: A Novel of History and Adventure is a story of trials and tribulations, hope and victory.

A picture of the book was on the left side of this Review, this review is a orginal written by your people Using historical events a backdrop for this adventure thriller, The Sailor please use this, it would be in your archive. I hope is the story of Jason Ashby-a young man loved and protected by his family on their farm estate but suddenly thrust into the world, facing adversaries who seek power that threaten all humans societies. Jason survives a shipwreck, desert treks, battles of war, and diseases by using his wits and allowing goodness to conquer evil, soon, his integrity brings him to a triumphant end, where all his struggles are put to rest. How he comes out victorious from the pitfalls of a terrible fate awaits the reader.

With goodness as the underlying concept, The sailor shows how even the Most tragic situations can be surpassed through faith and strong will. This Book brings inspiration to all men and women of today, albeit set in a period Longs ago.

Sinner Sailor

Author: T. R. Rhoads
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1418461563
Size: 60.12 MB
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Sinner Sailor from the Author: T. R. Rhoads. Sinner, Sailor is the autobiographical telling of the author’s navy career from 1945 until 1972, from World War II through Viet Nam. He joined the navy at seventeen seeking adventure and romance; he found both and much more. He went to Korea as a navy hospital corpsman in a marine unit, served at sea aboard a series of aircraft carriers, Boxer, Hancock, and Princeton, in the Pacific, and later as a medical service corps “mustang” officer aboard the carrier Constellation at the time of the Tonkin Gulf incident. Toward the end of that conflict he did a reprise of Korea, ashore in Viet Nam as medical liaison officer with the combined action force of the III Marine Amphibious Force. All battle and no liberty makes for a dull read, so he includes lighter moments of a sailor on liberty in San Diego, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Hong Kong, Osaka, Sasebo, Yokosuka; and of a navy officer in his prime on the loose in San Diego and New York City. Sex, sin, and sailing are not unknown. The author re-creates his experiences using narrative, dialogue, conflict and character as in a novel; telling of events as they happen with the immediacy of happening as it is read: “...Each morning I had to face Mr. Becker, who attempted to counsel me on the principals of leadership. I felt he was trying to change my inner self to him; trying to develop whatever traces of petty tyrant might be hiding in me into a true whipper of men, someone to be feared, an ideal Lange. “You’re going to be Lang’s relief,” he began,” the H Division Police Petty Officer. I need someone who can take charge, and shape up the men... It’ll be your job to make sure everyone in sickbay keeps busy, does their job, and follows orders. Kick ass and take names. Don’t try to make them like you; you’re not in a popularity contest.”... Chapter sixteen. The next day, I went to where she lived when she wasn’t working at the New Black Rose.We talked and joked and then we made love. Afterwards she began to look sad. “Whatsa-matta-you?” I asked. “You Christian?” she asked. I shrugged and said, “I guess so. Why..?” “Why you here, then?” she asked; angry and disillusioned at me and at herself. I was taken aback by her question. I began putting my clothes on. Chapter Sixteen. There are genuine heroes in the book; there are also bureaucrats, time servers, rogues, villains, and scoundrels. Life aboard a ship or ashore with the marines; or liberty in the fleshpots or at home with the family, has rarely been caught so realistically. A good read of the real McCoy.

Five Months On A German Raider

Author: George F. Trayes
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845710586
Size: 29.34 MB
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Five Months On A German Raider from the Author: George F. Trayes. George F. Trayes schildert hier eindrucksvoll die Geschichte eines Gefangenden auf dem deutschen Kriegsschiff SMS Wolf in Ersten Weltkrieg. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

The New Adventures Of Sinbad The Sailor

Author: Salim Bachi
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782270078
Size: 16.67 MB
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The New Adventures Of Sinbad The Sailor from the Author: Salim Bachi. Salim Bachi's The New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor offers a new perspective on the Western and Arabic worlds through the eyes of an Algerian writer who straddles East and West, and an allegory for pre Arab Spring Algeria. One Thousand and One Nights's Sinbad the Sailor is reborn as a young, adventurous man in modern day Algeria, who has joined the waves of North African immigration into Europe. Accompanied by a mysterious mongrel and his Senegalese friend Robinson, this lover of women and beauty embarks on a journey around the Mediterranean from Algiers to Damascus, passing through Rome, Paris, Baghdad, through the refugee camps and the deceitful glimmer of the Western world that takes him on a headlong pursuit of happiness and love. It is the story of a man coming to grips with the stark realities of war within the framework of legend. Salim Bachi's New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor is translated from the French by Sue Rose and published by Pushkin Press

From Civilian To Sailor Ww2 1940 To 1946

Author: R.H. NICKLIN
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491896094
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From Civilian To Sailor Ww2 1940 To 1946 from the Author: R.H. NICKLIN. This is a true story taken from mine and a shipmate's diary. Everything that is written is gospel truth as it actually happened or, as soon as humanly possible, due to enemy action.

The Wisdom Of The Desert

Author: James O. Hannay
Publisher: Scriptoria Books
ISBN: 1442104538
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The Wisdom Of The Desert from the Author: James O. Hannay. During the 4th and 5th centuries, thousands of Christian men and women withdrew to the deserts of Egypt and Palestine. In these remote locations, they led lives of rigorous discipline and solitude. Their techniques of prayer, spiritual direction, discipleship and stories have provided inspiration for many Christians to this day.The Wisdom of the Desert explores the religious spirit of these first Christian monks. It is a collection of stories and sayings compiled from the literature of the desert life, organized and interwoven into an overview on the thoughts, lives and doctrines of the early desert Christians.This edition, from Scriptoria Books, is an authentic reproduction of the original 1904 text. It has been transcribed word for word, set in a contemporary typeface, and formatted for size and readability.Rev. James Owen Hannay (1865-1950) was born in Belfast, Ireland, educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, and wrote many critically acclaimed and popular works.

Sailor

Author: Tom Epperson
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429998601
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Sailor from the Author: Tom Epperson. Acclaimed novelist of The Kind One and screenwriter of such films as One False Move and The Gift, Tom Epperson brings the violence-soaked world of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and the heroism of Jack Schaefer's Shane together to create an iconic action thriller for the twenty-first century. Gina fell for the wrong guy. Joe came into her life promising her everything, and he gave it to her, along with a world of hell. But Gina was stronger than Joe realized. After years of suffering the terror of being married to a criminal, she took the one thing he ever gave her that she wanted—her son, Luke. Then she turned the bastard in. With her husband behind bars, her father-in-law will stop at nothing for revenge. He wants his grandson back, the heir to his criminal empire. With a vast network that stretches across the country, every favor is called in to kill Gina and return Luke to his grandfather. Gina can trust no one. Even the U.S. Marshall assigned to keep Gina and Luke safe is on the payroll. So with a gun and stolen diamonds in her purse, and derelicts, the law, and hit men on her tail, Gina takes Luke and runs. Los Angeles was only supposed to be a quick stop—sleep, eat, and continue running—but then they meet Gray.... He says he's a sailor, but he seems to be hiding a lot. And when the time comes, he's the only thing standing between her and the grave. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.