Bullet Magnet

Britain's Most Highly Decorated Frontline Soldier

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Author: Mick Flynn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297860011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A raw, honest and evocative account of life as the most highly decorated serving soldier in the British Army. From the breakneck pace of an opening where he is in action in Helmand province, under fire from the Taliban, Mick Flynn pulls no punches. It's obvious that he is a trained killer. But how did it reach this point? The journey starts with his childhood, a working class lad, learning to fight and finding himself repeatedly on the wrong side of the law. Even after joining the Army he is found at fault and jailed, an experience that finally shocks him into behaving himself. From there, it is off to Northern Ireland and straight into hotspots where Mick's courage and determination are all that keep him alive. There's love too: his estranged wife, Denise, is being brought back into the picture, just as Mick tries to start a new life with his girlfriend Rachel. Can he manage to separate his ferocious soldiering persona from the real Mick? As things remain complicated, Mike flings himself into further tours of duty, in Bosnia, Iraq, the Falklands. Action-packed, shoots-from-the-hip narration from an engaging hero, this is gritty realism at its most shocking.

Magnet Omnibus I

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Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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It's 2037. I'm Mike Williams, but you can call me 'Magnet'. Everyone else does. It's short for 'Chick Magnet', which is good old-fashioned military humour at its finest. At age fifteen, my face picked a fight with the propeller of my family's boat, on a shoal near Broome, off Western Australia. It was an accident, but, needless to say, the propeller won. Twelve years later, I was a not-so-ruggedly-handsome fighter pilot assigned to the TFR Sydney. Not the Captain, or flight leader, or anything similarly exciting. Nobody special, just one mostly-unmemorable pilot among the many nameless, faceless masses. I'm Magnet. This is my story. Contains: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow and a bonus story, "Magnet Saves Christmas"! This novel length collection of Magnet stories is interwoven into the Lacuna universe, taking place between Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi and Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity, but is suitable for reading as a standalone collection. Parts of the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Magnet: Scarecrow - Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) - Imperfect - Faith The Lacuna series: - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)

Bullet Proof

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Author: Matt Croucher GC

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409067300

Category: History

Page: 304

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AFGHANISTAN, FEBRUARY 2008: in an out-of-control, dangerous country torn apart by war, littered with Taliban guerrilla forces and thousands of miles from home, Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, a Royal Marine with 40 Commando, accidentally activates a grenade whilst on a covert patrol behind enemy lines. With only a split second to react, Croucher's instincts kick in and he throws himself beside the grenade, reasoning that saving the lives of his three comrades was worth the likelihood of losing his own. Miraculously, and against all the odds, Croucher survived, and mere hours later was taking part in a gun battle against local insurgent fighters, demonstrating a raw, unique courage and devotion to military duty that would later see him awarded the George Cross - a distinction bestowed only on those who perform acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger. Croucher's George Cross would make him famous around the world. But his story is much more than just one heroic act in isolation. His is a life of bullets, blood and loyalty, and of lives saved and lives taken. From a young marine aged 19, when he was one of the first 200 Allied soldiers to invade Iraq back in 2003 as part of an elite force of British Marines and US Special Forces, through to his second tour of duty in 2004, when he suffered a fractured skull following a roadside bomb attack, only to return to action just a week later, and then being thrust into hellish Afghanistan, Croucher has seen vicious fighting, intense gun battles, roadside ambushes, and witnessed the death and injury of close colleagues on an almost daily basis. This is his incredible story: a searing, vivid, non-stop account of one man's heroism and courage under fire, in the most gruelling combat environment since the Second World War.

Napkin Nights: The Crunk Chronicles

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Author: Carlos Bayne

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329844831

Category:

Page: 232

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Napkin Nights: The Crunk Chronicles is the story of two young guys living it up in the Seattle club scene. This historical fiction story is written in mostly ñstreetî slang and lingo that is delicately blended with standard English. The two guys are; the older yet not street wise Derek, and his younger friend, Juan. Please join them as they hit the streets of the Seattle to find crazy adventures and perhaps find themselves as well.

Code 3

The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire

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Author: Sean C. Cusack

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The year was 1995 and three very successful private ambulance companies joined forces in a mammoth merger to thwart the impending threat of FMR (Frequent Medical Response), the U.S.A.s largest nationally based private ambulance company. Power Ambulance from Chicago, Reagan-Stiller Ambulance from Greater Chicagoland, and Baileys Ambulance from southern Illinois and Indiana combined forces to become Tri*Medic Transport Incorporated. Code 3: The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire proves that people from all walks of life are attracted to the strange realm that is Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.). But like average employees, many of them come and go. Like druggies, they get their quick fix and then they leave. E.M.S. sees them come and go like the motions of the ocean. But what they leave behind are their unforgettable stories. Code 3: The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire is not your typical novel about the heroisms of what takes place in the back of an ambulance, rather, Code 3 takes you on a fast-paced lights and sirens ride through the delightful disgraces that are hidden well from the public eye. The tribulations of the mighty E.M.S. Tri*Medic are well chronicled in this in-depth partisan culture of the unique private ambulance company world. Code 3: The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire is a dauntless expos of Nazi Germany and the Titanic Disaster, uniquely intertwined in the unforgiving E.M.S. field of battle. Code 3 is set inside a huge garage on the north side of Chicago that is a branch of the massive private ambulance company merger. It was inside this garage that most of the mayhem took place, making for an unforgettable reading experience. Like the stories and characters involved in the inception of this novel, you will never forget it.

Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts, and Supercars

The Fantastic Physics of Film's Most Celebrated Secret Agent

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Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

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Uses the world of James Bond to explain the principles of physics, reviews the top five Bond stunts, and includes discussion of such topics as whether the laser in Goldfinger would have cut Bond in half and if a wristwatch could actually unzip a woman's dress.

Recovery

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Author: John Martin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450205569

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia left stockpiles of chemical weapons scattered across its former empire in Eastern Europe. Now, awash in petro dollars, and with the United States attention diverted to other trouble spots, the Kremlin is ready to regain its past glory and recover those weapons. A forgotten base, isolated in Moldova, seems to be the perfect place to use as a transfer point. The 289th Engineers, needing to rest, rebuild and recover their strength, get assigned to the same area, as a NATO mission, to build a road for the Moldovans. The Russians want the road too, but for their own purposes. It should have been the perfect arrangement for everyone, but an old enemy of the 289th from Darfur wants to rebuild his reputation, and exact some revenge at the same time. And now hes working for the Russians. Chechen rebels have also learned the Russian secret. They want the chemical stockpile to use against the Russians. It seems Sergeant Major Grant has found himself another little war.

Supercollider 4

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Author: John Nonte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461534542

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1250

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The fourth annual International Industrial Symposium on the Super Collider, rrssc held March 4-6, 1992, in New Orleans was a great success. Present at this year's conference were 839 attendees representing 24 universities and colleges, 34 states, 13 countries, 17 national laboratories, 11 research centers, many government entities at the local, state and federal levels, and 235 businesses and companies. This year's symposium also included 101 exhibits by 78 organizations. In all categories, this year's participation exceeded the totals of previous years and is an example of the growing support for the Superconducting Super Collider Program. This year's program had many highlights. One of the best was a message from President George Bush, read by Linda Stuntz, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy. President Bush said that each of us "can be proud of the role that you are playing in building the Collider and in setting the stage for a new era of research and discovery in high energy physics. " The 1992 IISSC's theme was "SSC-Discovering the Future. " This theme was chosen in commemoration of the SOOth anniversary of Columbus's voyage of discovery and the relationship of the SSC with discovery. This theme was articulated by all the speakers in the opening plenary session. Progress on the program was also very evident at this year's symposium. In the pictorial session, 66 photographs from all over the world were displayed to highlight progress in making the SSC a reality.

Bulk Solids Handling

The International Journal of Storing and Handling Bulk Materials

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bulk solids handling

Page: N.A

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Sniper One

The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege

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Author: Dan Mills

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The gritty, awe-inspiring true story that takes you right into the heart of the Iraq war from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sgt. Dan Mills. 'One of the best first-hand accounts of combat that I've ever read' Andy McNab 'We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion...' April 2004: Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers fly into southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives. Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained fire fight British troops had faced for over fifty years. This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and fifty-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias - you won't be able to put this down. 'If I could give it more stars I would' 5* reader review 'A truly stunning story. I have read this 4 times and it's still as captivating now as the first time' 5* reader review