Ross Kemp on Afghanistan

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141046554

Category: History

Page: 352

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Ross Kemp risks all to tell the story of the British soldier in Ross Kemp on Afghanistan. He has played an East End hardman, an SAS soldier and investigated vicious world gangs. Now Ross Kemp is taking on perhaps his hardest assignment of all - the Taliban. In order to prepare for this life-threatening ordeal, Ross Kemp trains with the First Battalion Royal Anglians in England's subzero temperatures, practicing firing SA 80 rifles and .50 calibre machine guns, getting to know the soldiers and learning the tactics they use to stay alive. Sent with them to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, he immerses himself fully: he endures the stifling heat, the constant threat of snipers, RPG attacks, suicide bombers and land mines. In short, he discovers first hand what it's like to fight on the frontline. It's the closest he's ever come to dying - bullets fizzing inches from his head as they hit the ground on either side of him. After two harrowing and arduous months Ross returns to England, but there is little relief to be had as he meets the mothers of soldiers killed in the conflict. Then in September 2008 he goes back to the war zone, to see how the men he grew so close to are faring, to check how many of them are still alive. Ross Kemp on Afganistan is a fascinating, horrifying and often moving insight into the brutal reality ordinary soldiers have to face in one of the world's most dangerous and volatile regions. Ross Kemp was born in Essex in 1964, to a father who was a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police and had served in the army for four years. He is a BAFTA award-winning actor, journalist and author, who is best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in Eastenders. His award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs led to his international recognition as an investigative journalist.

Warriors

British Fighting Heroes

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023885

Category: History

Page: 336

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Ross Kemp has encountered conflict and warfare the world over, broadcasting from some of the most volatile military hot-zones. From meeting the world's deadliest gangsters, to perhaps his hardest assignment of all; embedded with the British Army in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where he witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict and was trained in the tactics they use to stay alive. Stationed with British forces for his award-winning television documentaries, Ross Kemp has not only experienced the terror and exhilaration of life on the frontline, but also the courage and leadership of today's servicemen and women. The plight of our Armed Forces is one especially close to his heart, and here for the first time Kemp tells the breathtaking stories of commandos, medics, submariners, fighter pilots, infantrymen, sailors and engineers in daring raids, stirring last stands and acts of extreme valour. British Fighting Heroes is Ross Kemp's personal tribute to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars, many of them unsung or forgotten. From Sgt Major Stan Hollis, D-Day's only VC winner, to Freddie Spencer Chapman the reluctant war hero who spent three years behind enemy lines in Burma fighting guerrilla warfare against troops, each account is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.

Moving Target

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409038424

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Former Special Reconnaissance Regiment Sergeant Nick Kane always stands by his friends. So when an old comrade is leaned on by gangsters, Nick's only too happy to help. But Nick quickly finds himself cast headlong into a spiral of violence that will take him all the way to Mexico, searching for justice on the mean streets of Juarez - the most violent city on Earth. His mission: Kidnap the head of the vicious La Frontera drugs cartel and get him back to the UK to face trial for murder. All that's standing in his way is the cartel's four thousand trained soldiers, a corrupt army and police force and a former South African special forces colonel who has been paid to track him down. It will take all Nick's skill and courage to bring his man in. Moving Target is the gripping new thriller from Ross Kemp.

Devil to Pay

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407070789

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Nick Kane is a man with nothing to lose, and everything to prove. A model soldier fighting for queen and country, it seemed nothing could stop him becoming one of the very top officers. But that was then. And this is now. Injured in a bomb blast on reconnaissance in Iraq he's forced out of the army and into the quiet life.But after a year in civvies rebuilding his life and his relationship with his family, things for Nick are looking up. That is until he finds out that his old army buddy Ben is dead. Word is that he took his own life, but Nick knows that Ben had everything to live for, and when he starts to question the circumstances of his friend's death, he discovers that there are people who will stop at nothing to cover up the terrifying truth. Explosive and gripping, Devil to pay is the electrifying new action thriller from bestselling author Ross Kemp.

Raiders (eBook Sampler)

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448164915

Category: History

Page: 50

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A free sampler of Ross Kemp's Raiders: six true stories of the most daring British operations of World War Two. This sampler contains the story of Operation Judgement; believed to be one of the most incredible raids of World War Two. The full ebook and hardback will be available on 25th October 2012. Six raids that changed the course of history. Operation Judgement: one of the most spectacular efforts of World War Two, where obsolete British biplanes attacked the Italian fleet in Taranto. Operation Archery: the first true combined operation carried out by all three British forces. THis successful raid persuaded Hitler that the Allies were planning a full scale invasion. Operation Biting: a cross-Channel raid into France that was the first major attack by the British Airborne Division and its first battle honour. Operation Gunnerside: a dramatic demolition assault on Hitler's atomic bomb plant in Norway. Operation Chariot: 'the greatest raid of all': the British amphibious attack on the Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France. Operation Deadstick: the story of the first Allies into the fray on D-Day, tasked with seizing and holding two bridges to prevent an armoured German counter-attack.

Gangs II

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889748

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

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Hard man Ross Kemp journeys into dark heart of some of the most notorious gangs on earth in Gangs II. Ross Kemp once again squares up to the world's deadliest gangsters in this breathtaking follow up to the bestselling Gangs. This time his travels take him as close to home as Liverpool and as far away as Colombia and East Timor. And the gangs he meets just get meaner: * Ross is tear-gassed investigating Polish Neo-Nazi football thugs * In Columbia he meets the Sicarios, who'll kill for a few pesos * A gun is shoved in his face in Los Angeles * He's shown how to make a crossbow in East Timor Risking his life, Ross Kemp goes deep into the realms of gangland culture, and in the nail-biting and jaw-dropping Gangs II, he meets some of the most frightening men in the world. 'Frightening, disturbing' Irish Examiner Ross Kemp was born in Essex in 1964, to a father who was a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police and had served in the army for four years. He is a BAFTA award-winning actor, journalist and author, who is best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in Eastenders. His award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs led to his international recognition as an investigative journalist.

A-Z of Hell: Ross Kemp’s How Not to Travel the World

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813501X

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Ross Kemp's fascinating guide of the worst places in the world. Want to know where to discover the perfect sunset in Fiji? How about a tropical paradise in St Lucia, or one of the world’s beautiful natural wonders in the Alps? Well this is NOT the book for you. But if you want to know about meeting transvestite prostitutes in a South African prison, or being attacked for a can of tuna in the Congo, buying crack cocaine in a Venezuelan prison or being chased by dogs in a haunted house in Belize, then look no further. Ross Kemp has visited the worst places in the world, and here they are in all their horror – in a handy A to Z format. This is not one hell of a travel guide. This is a travel guide to hell.

Ganglands

Russia

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141325909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Trojan Industries are in Russia and there's a new gang in their sights. Eagles 88, a twisted group of Neo-Nazi extremists, are terrorizing the streets of Moscow, attacking innocent civilians. Can Alexi Zukov, Trojan's latest teenage recruit, infiltrate the inner workings of the gang and save the capital's streets from another tragedy?

A-Z of Hell

Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780891911

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Ross Kemp's fascinating guide of the worst places in the world. Want to know where to discover the perfect sunset in Fiji? How about a tropical paradise in St Lucia, or one of the world's beautiful natural wonders in the Alps? Well this is NOT the book for you. But if you want to know about meeting transvestite prostitutes in a South African prison, or being attacked for a can of tuna in the Congo, buying crack cocaine in a Venezuelan prison, or being chased by dogs in a haunted house in Belize, then look no further. Ross Kemp has visited the worst places in the world, and here they are in all their horror--in a handy A to Z format. This is not one hell of a travel guide. This is a travel guide to hell.

Raiders

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Author: Ross Kemp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780890559

Category: Raids (Military science)

Page: 294

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From Operation Judgement (November 1940), the remarkable story of the world's first aircraft carrier strike on an enemy fleet, to the courageous Operation Tonga (June 1945), and the critically important seizure of Pegasus Bridge, the first engagement of D-Day, by a company of British paratroopers.