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A Handful of Hard Men

A Handful of Hard Men Book
Author : Hannes Wessels
Publisher : Casemate
Release : 2015-10-19
ISBN : 1612003451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the WestÕs great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly, and throughout the 1970s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance. During this long war many heroes emerged, but none more skillful and courageous than Captain Darrell Watt of the Rhodesian SAS, who placed himself at the tip of the spear in the deadly battle to resist the forces of Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo. It is difficult to find another soldierÕs story to equal WattÕs in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbridled determination to close with the enemy, he had no peers as a combat-tracker (and there was plenty of competition). But the Rhodesian theater was a fluid and volatile one in which he performed in almost every imaginable fighting role; as an airborne shock-trooper leading camp attacks, long range reconnaissance operator, covert urban operator, sniper, saboteur, seek-and-strike expert, and in the final stages as a key figure in mobilizing an allied army in neighboring Mozambique. After 12 years in the cauldron of war his cause slipped from beneath him, however, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe. When the guns went quiet Watt had won all his battles but lost the war. In this fascinating biography we learn that in his twilight years he is now concerned with saving wildlife on a continent where they are in continued danger, devoting himself to both the fauna and African people he has cared so deeply about.

We Dared to Win

We Dared to Win Book
Author : Hannes Wessels,Andre Scheepers
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Release : 2018-04-19
ISBN : 1612005888
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A memoir from a Special Forces fighter about his experiences in the Rhodesian War and how combat has shaped his life. Andre Scheepers grew up on a farm in Rhodesia, learning about the bush from his African childhood friends, before joining the army. A quiet, introspective thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the SAS before being commissioned into the Rhodesian Light Infantry Commandos, where he was engaged in fireforce combat operations. He then rejoined the SAS. Wounded thirteen times, his operational record is exceptional, even by the tough standards that existed at the time. He emerged as the SAS officer par excellence—beloved by his men, displaying extraordinary calm, courage, and audacious cunning during a host of extremely dangerous operations. Here, Andre writes vividly about his experiences, his emotions, and his state of mind during the war, and reflects candidly on what he learned and how war has shaped his life since. In addition to Andre’s personal story, this book reveals more about some of the other men who were distinguished operators in SAS operations during the Rhodesian War. “Andre was the best of the best and the bravest of the brave.” —Capt. Darrell Watt, ex-SAS and subject of A Handful of Hard Men

A Handful of Hard Men

A Handful of Hard Men Book
Author : Hannes Wessels
Publisher : Casemate
Release : 2015-10-19
ISBN : 161200346X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A biography of a Special Forces soldier who battled the forces of Mugabe and Nkomo, earning a reputation as a military maestro. During the West’s great transition into the post-colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly, and throughout the 1970s, fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance. During this long war, many heroes emerged, but none more skillful and courageous than Capt. Darrell Watt of the Rhodesian SAS, who placed himself at the tip of the spear in the deadly battle to resist the forces of Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo. It is difficult to find another soldier’s story to equal Watt’s in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbridled determination, he had no peers as a combat-tracker—and there was plenty of competition. The Rhodesian theater was a fluid and volatile one, in which he performed in almost every imaginable fighting role: as an airborne shock-trooper leading camp attacks, long range reconnaissance operator, covert urban operator, sniper, saboteur, seek-and-strike expert, and, in the final stages, as a key figure in mobilizing an allied army in neighboring Mozambique. After twelve years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, however, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe. When the guns went quiet, Watt had won all his battles but lost the war. In this fascinating biography we learn that in his later years, he turned to saving wildlife on a continent where animals are in continued danger, devoting himself to both the fauna and African people he has cared so deeply about.

Men of War

Men of War Book
Author : Hannes Wessels
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-11-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With roots going back to Cecil Rhodes' buccaneering Pioneers, Stannard, like many of his countrymen, was born and bred to fight against the odds as a soldier defending a country at war with the world. Never frightened to lead, he tackled his foe with skill, incredible courage and almost unbelievable good cheer. Serving in both the SAS and the Selous Scouts, before joining the South African Recces, Stannard fought alongside the best and the bravest black and white soldiers of the Bushwar including legends of the conflict like Chris Schulenburg, Martin Chikondo and Darrell Watt. In the process, he carved a name for himself as one of the greatest fighting men of his generation.If you have read "A Handful of Hard Men" by Hannes Wessels, then you will thoroughly enjoy "Men Of War". Strong stuff, based on the experiences of some extraordinary soldiers. One of the best ina long time. - Al J. Venter

The Hardmen

The Hardmen Book
Author : The Velominati,Frank Strack,Brett Kennedy,John 'Gianni' Andrews
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2017-06-01
ISBN : 178283236X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's time we all stopped whining and learned a thing or two from The Toughest Cyclists Ever. Including: Stephen Roche, whose cure for exhaustion was to go up a gear and fight harder, all the way to the ambulance. Eddy Merckx, who hurt himself so badly in breaking the Hour record that, he estimated, he shortened his career by a year. Beryl Burton, who crushed her (male) rival's morale with the offer of a piece of liquorice, before speeding past to victory. Nicole Cooke and Edwig Van Hooydonck, who rejected dope and became legends. The Hardmen tells the stories - the good bits, anyway - of the 40 most heroic Cyclists ever. Their bravery, their panache and their Perfect Amount of Dumb. It reminds us that suffering on a bike liberates us from our daily lives, and that, in the words of Lance Armstrong "pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever"; proof that even assholes can be insightful.

A Handful of Thistles

A Handful of Thistles Book
Author : Lewis A. Coser
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 1988-01-01
ISBN : 9781412816083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This selection of essays by one of the most eminent sociologists of our time represents a selection of his analytical and moral or political writing over a lifetime of work. The book is organized thematically rather than chronologi苞ally, and is divided into four parts: pa計ers on the uses of sociology, on ideas and ideologies, on sociological analysis, and a final section entitled professing sociology. While the collection demon貞trates maturation, the author's central preoccupations have remained constant over the years. A reflective auto苑iographical introduction places the auè² hors choice of problems and the development of his ideas in the social and cultural context of his life and his work. He confesses to .having experi苟nced, in his life and his work, being a "stranger within the gate," and believes that this sense of marginality has both informed and influenced his thinking. And he sees the social conflicts that shook the world during his young adulthood as having creative as well as destructive consequences.

Fear in a Handful of Dust

Fear in a Handful of Dust Book
Author : Brian Garfield
Publisher : Overamstel Uitgevers
Release : 2012-02-14
ISBN : 9049985998
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A mental patient escapes his institution in search of bloody vengeance When rain falls on the mental hospital, Calvin Duggai knows it’s time to leave. Institutionalized after he abandoned five men to die in the Mojave Desert, he has spent years planning escape and revenge. For months he has tunneled through the asylum’s bathroom wall, waiting for a night when rain will cover his tracks. As water soaks the grounds of the silent institution, Duggai punches a hole in the stucco wall and creeps out onto the building’s ledge. After a mistimed leap, he limps to the chain link fence with a cracked knee. As he scales the twelve-foot barbed-wire fence, he ignores the searing pain. The men who sent him away must be punished. Duggai has four doctors to kill.

A Handful of Silver

A Handful of Silver Book
Author : Meg Hutchinson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-02-09
ISBN : 1444718592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Banished from her father's sight and home since the age of four, wheelchair-bound Esther Kerral is horrified when Jos Kerral forces her into an arranged marriage with Morgan Cosmore, the son of a local factory owner. Both fathers hope the union will save their ailing businesses; little do they know that each is as bankrupt as the other. But Morgan's inclinations have long lain in another, perverse, direction and poor Esther must struggle as best she can not only to survive a loveless marriage, but also to build up a business of her own in a man's world.

Beyond No Mean Soldier

Beyond No Mean Soldier Book
Author : Peter McAleese
Publisher : Helion & Company Limited
Release : 2015-05-01
ISBN : 9781910294017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Peter McAleese needs little introduction... His classic book "No Mean Soldier" was an immediate bestseller and set the bar for the modern military memoir. Few have since met its match. This completely revised and expanded edition sees a philosophical McAleese revisiting his time with Britain's Parachute Regiment, the SAS, Rhodesia's SAS and the South African Defense Force's 44 Para Brigade. Oh, and a few other adventures in and between - Colombia, private military companies and near fatal skydiving accidents; mercenary, soldier of fortune or flawed ideologist? Now's your time to consider this and more - as has McAleese himself. It's a compelling read - and with the addition of previously unpublished photos from McAleese's private collection, there's no other way to describe it. "Beyond No Mean Soldier" does exactly that, going deep and further beyond the experience of "No Mean Soldier". Over many months and into the early hours, McAleese reflected on his wide and expansive experiences - the men he's served with and the operations he'd conducted. Here in startling detail are the Aden insurgency, covert operations with the Rhodesian SAS and one of the first ever operational HALO inserts in British military history. Heart pumping assaults on SWAPO positions with 44 Para's Pathfinder Company and the sheer terror of flawed mercenary operations in Angola with the likes of 'Colonel Callan'; near death in Colombia when an assassination attempt went terribly wrong. McAleese recounts all of this with amazing clarity and even more humility. 'I'm just an ordinary person who happened to find himself doing extraordinary things' he says. Yes, perhaps that's true to a point, but what rides through all of McAleese's narrative is his total commitment to the profession of arms - soldiering. His attention to detail, his consummate knowledge of military skills from field craft to skill at arms; airborne operations to the tactics of small unit SAS operations.... All of this echoed by the commentary of the numerous individuals that served with McAleese. From around the world, dozens have contributed perspective, commentary and reflection. "Pete does not take fools gladly and this is based upon his comprehensive combat experience where idiots will cause casualties" Alistair Mackenzie - Former 22 SAS Officer. "I managed to get myself into some very nasty but also exciting scraps while latching on to the Pathfinders to see how they were shaping up as the so-called 'Philistines'. They did excellently while under fire, proof that Peter's selection and training regime paid high dividends" Colonel Jan Breytenbach - Former Commander 44 Para Brigade Pathfinder Company, Founder 32 Battalion. These are just two of the contributions featured in "Beyond No Mean Soldier". In an age where we debate courage and leadership, it's all here. Go Beyond No Mean Soldier, it will certainly change the way you see soldiering.

A Handful of Mischief

 A Handful of Mischief  Book
Author : Donat Gallagher,Ann Slater,John Howard Wilson
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2011
ISBN : 161147048X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays originally presented at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference, held at Hertford College, Oxford, Sept. 24-27, 2003.

A Hard Man to Love

A Hard Man to Love Book
Author : Kathleen Lawless
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780739472187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Montana Blackstone has big plans for the deluxe spa resort she's building at Black Creek Ranch. They don't include letting her know-it-all new foreman take the reins ... Once a pro poker player, now a renowned business troubleshooter, Steele came to Black Creek to give investors a covert report on the spa's potential -- not to give its gorgeous owner such very personal attention."--Publisher description.

The Cinema of Joseph Losey

The Cinema of Joseph Losey Book
Author : James Leahy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1967
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Cinema of Joseph Losey book written by James Leahy, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

More Than A Handful

More Than A Handful Book
Author : Lisa Oliver
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alpha-heir Karl Jacobs had a life he was proud of. His company was preparing for another major product launch which would add billions to his bank account, his social life was full and varied, and he had a beautiful house situated more than three hours' drive away from his home pack. Sure, his uncle Bevan, the current alpha of the Blue Moon pack, was pushing women at him in the hopes he'd take a mate and have children, but Karl was busy and able to sidestep most potentially awkward situations. However, at the party for his product launch, things changed drastically, and while Karl could adapt to most things, a male omega wasn't necessarily on that list. Tanner Corban's life was all of his own making. He had a job he did well, even if he didn't enjoy it, his own home and a lot of friends around him. While there were times when he wished for something more, like a mate of his own, Tanner knew that because he didn't fit the typical omega mold, it was unlikely he'd ever find his happy ever after. When he spots an alpha at a product launch for some company he'd never heard of and the man walks away, his suspicions were confirmed. Besides, Tanner learned other news that night that had the potential to totally uproot his life. Being adaptable to change is just one of the hurdles Tanner and Karl have to jump over. Thefts, fraud, and deceit from people usually trusted hits the men hard, both physically and emotionally. When the ultimate threat comes forward, both men are going to have to trust the other to have their backs, or it could mean death for both of them. This is an Alpha and Omega story with a slight twist. It's standalone and intended for adults only. #HEA, #MM, #Fated Mates.

A Handful of Honey

A Handful of Honey Book
Author : Annie Hawes
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN : 0330464973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aiming to track down a small oasis town deep in the Sahara, some of whose generous inhabitants came to her rescue on a black day in her adolescence, Annie Hawes leaves her home in the olive groves of Italy and sets off along the south coast of the Mediterranean. Travelling through Morocco and Algeria she eats pigeon pie with a family of cannabis farmers, and learns about the habits of djinns; she encounters citizens whose protest against the tyrannical King Hassan takes the form of attaching colanders to their television aerials - a practice he soon outlaws - and comes across a stone-age method of making olive-oil, still going strong. She allows a ten-year-old to lead her into the fundamentalist strongholds of the suburbs of Algiers - where she makes a good friend. Plunging southwards, regardless, into the desert, she at last shares a lunch of salt-cured Saharan haggis with her old friends, in a green and pleasant palm grove perfumed by flowering henna: once, it seems, the favourite scent of the Prophet Mohammed. She discovers at journey's end that life in a date-farming oasis, haunting though its songs may be, is not so simple and uncomplicated as she has imagined. Annie Hawes has legions of fans. Her writing has the well-built flow of fiction and the self-effacing honesty of a journal.

A Handful of Heroes Rorke s Drift

A Handful of Heroes  Rorke s Drift Book
Author : Katie Stossel
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2015-06-30
ISBN : 1473828228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after such prolonged historical scrutiny, the author's research proves that there is yet more to discover about this famous incident of the Zulu War 1879 and her superbly researched book reveals a number of myths that have distorted what happened during the gallant defence of the small Mission Station. For example, it transpires that the isolated outpost was already well prepared for an attack by experts in field defence. While this in no way denigrates the heroic efforts of the heavily out-numbered defenders, it does help to explain the successful defence against seemingly overwhelming odds This fascinating and highly readable account goes on to examine in detail the famous Chard Report which has long been relied on by historians and authors. Doubts emerge as to its accuracy and evidence is provided which suggests the Report's author was coerced by a senior officer in order to protect the latter's reputation. Likewise the letters of August Hammar, a young Swedish visitor to the Mission, put Reverend Otto Witt's false account into perspective. These and other revelations make A Handful of Heroes a fresh and important addition to the bibliography of this legendary Zulu War engagement.

Hard Times Hard Men

Hard Times  Hard Men Book
Author : James H. Mundy
Publisher : Harp Pub
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Hard Times Hard Men book written by James H. Mundy, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Camden

Camden Book
Author : Lexi Buchanan
Publisher : HFCA Publishing House
Release : 2020-11-16
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Boston Bay Vikings: hot enough to melt the ice. Camden I grew up with only one dream—to become a professional hockey player. My dream came true and now I was a winger for the Boston Bay Vikings. I never gave much thought to having that ‘special’ someone in my life until I saw the young woman who hunkered down like a scared rabbit in the team’s shower room. I went from a carefree bachelor to a fierce protector. Molly Exhausted and scared, I fell asleep in an empty room and came awake to find the gaze of three naked men on me. It turned out I’d found my way into the shower room of the Boston Bay Vikings—I’d never heard of them. However, it was the fourth man to appear who gave me hope. He spoke with confidence and made me feel safe. I didn’t want to leave his side, but I’d learned the hard way that anything good never lasted. Meet Camden Edwards and Molly Lewis in the first book of a new series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.

Hard Work

Hard Work Book
Author : Melvyn Dubofsky
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780252068683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This welcome collection encapsulates the evolving thought of one of American labor history's most prominent scholars. Melvyn Dubofsky's accessible style and historical reach mark his work as required reading for students and scholars alike. Hard Work juxtaposes Dubofsky's early and recent writings, forcefully suggesting how present and past interact in the writing of history. In addition to solid essays on various aspects of labor history, including western working-class radicalism, U.S. labor history in transnational and comparative settings, and the impact of technological change on the American worker movements, this volume provides an invaluable "I was there" perspective on the academic and political climate of the 1960s and early 1970s and on the development of labor history as a discipline over the past four decades. An exploration of some of American labor's central themes by a giant in the field, Hard Work is also a compelling narrative of how one scholar was drawn to labor history as a subject of study and how his approach to it changed over time.'

A Handful of Sand

A Handful of Sand Book
Author : Mary Louise McCaffrey
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2007-01
ISBN : 0595393489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The historical background is woven into the novel with ease made me want to study Mexican history again." -Leonard Tourney, Author of Time's Fool"A Handful of Sand has powerful characters and a historical sweep. McCaffrey is a gifted storyteller." -Bill Johnson, Author of A Story Is A Promise"This gripping story of love and war offers twists, turns, and suspense. Well written. Powerful." -Bonnie Hearn Hill, Author of Double Exposure, Killer Body, InternA Latino Gone With The Wind occurring in Mexico at the same time as the United States civil war. Mexican patriots, Miguel and Isabella, a charismatic Juarista colonel and a fiery aristocrat, star-crossed lovers of different caste on opposite sides of a violent class struggle and repulse of a French invasion, fight for their country and against prejudice, each in their own way. Isabella, independent in a male-dominated society, betrays her father and class to give covert aid to Juarista guerrillas. Her clandestine love affair with Miguel is a maze of secrets, lies, and subplots with the intrigue and suspense of a mystery woven into tumultuous Mexican history. A dramatic twist leads to a poignant ending.

A Handful of Morning Glories

A Handful of Morning Glories Book
Author : Carl Springer
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2012-02
ISBN : 1457507013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the beginning God created the Heavens, the Earth, and the Human Race and said it was good. God put a man and woman in the Garden of Eden where they could live stark naked, free from lust and all temptations. There was no toiling or sweating. No pain or hunger. Everything was provided to sustain them forever. Then they screwed it all up. To this day the Human Race has learned absolutely nothing from this debacle. Life in the mid twentieth century, along the Buffalo River in Lawrence County, Tennessee, exemplifies the divergent range of consciousness which has evolved in Mankind since the time of Eden. Minnie Shelton said she had two things against her when she was born. She was Black and she was a woman. She taught herself to read when she was four. She had an unquenchable thirst to understand the world and most of all the reason for existence. Minnie had a perspective of the world much above the masses. She would live her life yielding to the unmovable and grasping as much from life as time and circumstance afforded. Jo Sephus was a small man with the cognitive development of an eight year old. He was abandoned by his mother and siblings in his mid teens. He accepted whatever life offered without judgment or malice. Minnie Shelton said if she had to stand in final judgment in another's shoes it would be those of Jo Sephus. Life can be hard. Nature is blind and unyielding. Sickness and death stalk us from our genetic inheritance. But above all, most misery comes from Man's inhumanity against Man. Yet, as Ophelia Shelton found in a journal left by her mother, each person on earth has within their grasp the power and conviction to eradicate human misery. It was given to humanity by a man that walked this earth for over thirty years, two thousand years ago. "Love your neighbor as..." In total exasperation Ophelia cries "Why are we all so blind?"