Fields Of Fire

Author: James Webb
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307484772
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They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo — Death Before Dishonor — before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire.... Fields of Fire is James Webb’s classic, searing novel of the Vietnam War, a novel of poetic power, razor-sharp observation, and agonizing human truths seen through the prism of nonstop combat. Weaving together a cast of vivid characters, Fields of Fire captures the journey of unformed men through a man-made hell — until each man finds his fate. From the Paperback edition.

Fields Of Fire

Author: James Webb
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553583859
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Written by an ex-Marine who served in the conflict, this celebrated novel of the Vietnam War follows a platoon of battle-weary soldiers through the jungles of Southeast Asia in 1969. Reprint.

Fields Of Fire

Author: James H Webb
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780553229561
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Fields Of Fire

Author: Terry Copp
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442626550
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With Fields of Fire, Terry Copp challenges the conventional view that the Canadian contribution to the Battle of Normandy was a “failure” – that the allies won only through the use of brute force, and that the Canadian soldiers and commanding officers were essentially incompetent. His detailed and impeccably researched analysis of what actually happened on the battlefield portrays a flexible, innovative army that made a major, and successful, contribution to the defeat of the German forces in just seventy-six days. Challenging both existing interpretations of the campaign and current approaches to military history, Copp examines the Battle of Normandy, tracking the soldiers over the battlefield terrain and providing an account of each operation carried out by the Canadian army. In so doing, he illustrates the valour, skill, and commitment of the Allied citizen-soldier in the face of a well-entrenched and well-equipped enemy army. This new edition of Copp's best-selling, award-winning history includes a new introduction that examines the strategic background of the Battle of Normandy.

Fields Of Fire

Author: Marko Kloos
Publisher: 47north
ISBN: 9781503940710
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The time has come to take the fight to the Lankies. Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now. Once again, seasoned veterans Andrew and Halley find themselves in charge of green troops and at the sharp tip of the spear as the combined military might of Earth goes up against the Lankies. But if there's one constant in war, it's that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy...and the Lankies want to hold on to Mars as badly as humanity wants to reclaim it.

Fields Of Fire

Author: Carol Ogg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1413486452
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To read this book is to flip through scenes that rivet us with the intimate intensity of snapshots, both comic and tragic. From the hills of Wyoming to the back streets of Saigon, we see the narrator encounter experiences that test her mettle. Enlisting in the Army early, she learns codes of loyalty, secrecy, and courage. We see her confront suffering and warfare in Vietnam, even as she discovers her feelings for another woman soldier. Carol Ogg has written a story too seldom known: what it is to be a woman in war, a fellow soldier, tough, tender, and loving. She tells this story with the grace and humor of a western girl, who gives no quarter in the service of her country.

Over Fields Of Fire

Author: Timofeeva-Egoro
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1906033277
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During the 1930s the Soviet Union launched a major effort to create a modern Air Force. That process required training tens of thousands of pilots. Among those pilots were larger numbers of young women, training shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. A common training program of the day involved studying in 'flying clubs' during leisure hours, first using gliders and then training planes. Following this, the best graduates could enter military schools to become professional combat pilots or flight navigators. The author of this book passed through all of those stages and had become an experienced training pilot when the USSR entered the war. Volunteering for frontline duty, the author flew 130 combat missions piloting the U2 biplane in a liaison squadron. In the initial period of the war, the German Luftwaffe dominated the sky. Daily combat sorties demanded bravery and skill from the pilots of the liaison squadron operating obsolete, unarmed planes. Over the course of a year the author was shot down by German fighters three times but kept flying nevertheless. In late 1942 Anna Egorova became the first female pilot to fly the famous Sturmovik (ground attack) plane that played a major role in the ground battles of the Eastern Front. Earning the respect of her fellow male pilots, the author became not just a mature combat pilot, but a commanding officer. Over the course of two years the author advanced from ordinary pilot to the executive officer of the Squadron, and then was appointed Regimental navigator, in the process flying approximately 270 combat missions over the southern sector of the Eastern Front initially (Taman, the Crimea) before switching to the 1st Belorussian Front, and seeing action over White Russia and Poland. Flying on a mission over Poland in 1944 the author was shot down over a target by German flak. Severely burned, she was taken prisoner. After surviving in a German POW camp for 5 months, she was liberated by Soviet troops. After experiencing numerous humiliations as an 'ex-POW' in 1965 the author finally received a top military award, a long-delayed 'Golden Star' with the honorary title of 'Hero of the Soviet Union'. This is a quite unique story of courage, determination and bravery in the face of tremendous personal adversity. The many obstacles Anna had to cross before she could fly first the Po-2, then the Sturmovik, are recounted in detail, including her tough work helping to build the Moscow Metro before the outbreak of war. Above all, Over Fields of Fire is a very human story - sometimes sad, sometimes angry, filled with hope, at other times with near-despair, abundant in comradeship and professionalism - and never less than a large dose of determination! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anna Alexandrovna Timofeeva-Egorova was born on 23 September 1916. After attending school she had hoped to learn to fly but this wish was delayed due to one of her brother's becoming a victim of the Communist security system, which deemed him an 'enemy of the people'. After a number of setbacks Anna learned to fly, and during the first part of the Great Patriotic War flew Po-2 biplanes for the 130th Aviation Signals Squadron, being shot down three times. She then switched to flying the fearsome Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft with the 805th Ground Attack Regiment (805 ShAP), 197th Ground Attack Division. Anna flew approximately 270 combat missions before being shot down in the summer of 1944, being severely injured and taken prisoner by the Germans. Thanks to her determination, and the skill, dedication, care and kindness of numerous individuals, she made a remarkable recovery and was liberated when the Soviets overran her POW camp near Küstrin in 1945. However, her troubles were not over, as the Soviet authorities initially believed her to be a traitor and collaborator and subjected her to 11 days of continuous interrogations. She was released, although her injuries were such that was medically discharged from the Air Force in 1945. She continued to fight to clear her name after the war - she was eventually reinstated into the Communist Party and in 1965 finally received the award of 'Hero of the Soviet Union'. She died in October 2009. REVIEWS "...a very insightful slice of Russian thinking....this woman's treatment still manages to shine through brightly with her courage and honesty." Windscreen Winter 2011

Dreams Of Glory

Author: R. M. Barela
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781441521958
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Dreams of Glory, Fields of Fire The war in Vietnam changed the history of the United States in ways that affect us still today. Its influence remains greater for those who served there. Out of that conflict have come many films, books, and histories. From a journal that sat on a Marine's bookshelf for years, comes a book that offers a powerful, intimate and rare look at the transformation from a world of innocence, into the reality of struggles, hardship, tears, and the sorrows of war. R.M. "Cook" Barela's Dreams of Glory: Fields of Fire offers a riveting account of one Marine's tour of duty that provides a clearer understanding of what our fighting men endured during the Vietnam War. The detailed historical research combines with personal experience to provide a narrative written in gripping prose. Anecdotes of all sorts break up the combat narratives. Some provide humor, others inspiration, and some provoke tears. Barela writes of combat in graphic detail that sometimes borders on the mystic. At times the writing approaches the spiritual level in a discussion of good and evil. This is not a typical war story, but a story of war, of fear, honor, courage, commitment, and American values at War. Barela's writing pulls you in and places you uncomfortably close to the action. The book may be easy to read, but it is not an easy read. The reader will find themselves moved by the experience of reading it, and in the end feel good about our country and eternally grateful for those who serve in our military.

Fields Of Fire

Author: David Constantine
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781842125816
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The life of Sir William Hamilton is rich in contradictions: hedonist, scholar and an aesthete with a Rabelaisian streak, he represented the epitome of honourable public service until, as the eighteenth century drew to its climax, his personal life and career were flung into freefall when he became involved in the most scandalous menage a trois of the century. After several years as a soldier, courtier and MP, he turned to the diplomatic world and, in 1764, was sent to Naples as Envoy Extraordinary to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. There Hamilton could indulge the two passions: volcanoes and vases. His observations of Vesuvius earned him a Fellowship of the Royal Society. His collection of vases was eventually acquired by the British Museum. Yet, for most people, William Hamilton is not remembered as a diplomat, art-collector and scholar but as the cuckolded husband of Emma Hamilton, mistress of the heroic Lord Nelson. Using the substantial correspondence between them and, for the first time, Hamilton's unpublished notebooks, David Constantine throws new light on the relationship between Sir William and the relentlessly self-improving Emma.

Fields Of Fire

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Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 095546577X
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"Fields of fire - an atlas of ethnic conflict provides a concise, authoritative commentary on each of the nearly one hundred ethnic conflicts around the world, with a summary of key dates, events and demographic data, together with specially drawn maps providing a geographical context."--Amamzon.co.uk.