Paths of Armor, first published in 1950, is the account of the historic 5th Armored Division from the time of its formation in October 1941, to the end of the war in May 1945. Because of the secrecy of its missions and the speed at which the men and equipment moved, the Division was also known as "Patton's Ghosts" (the Division was part of Patton's Third Army), and because of its many successes, as the "Victory Division." Following training in the U.S., the Division transferred to England, and landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on July 24, 1944.
Then followed months of combat as the Division moved across northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and into Germany. In December 1944, the Division took part in the fierce fighting in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. Included are more than 100 pages of photographs and maps and an appendix with key Division Staff and Unit Citations.
Een dure eed (1891) behoort samen met De twistappel (1904) en Een revolverschot (1911) tot Virginie Lovelings bekendste romans. Alle drie de verhalen kunnen worden gezien als psychologische romans.
Met de roman Een dure eed verwierf Virginie Loveling officiële erkenning en het boek werd bekroond met de Vijfjaarlijkse Prijs voor Nederlandse letterkunde. Deze landelijke roman, tevens psychologische probleemroman, behoort tot het beste wat het Vlaamse literaire proza heeft voortgebracht. De grondgedachte is dat de natuurlijke geluksdrang van de mens op termijn sterker is dan zijn meest verheven wilsbesluiten, dat eden en plechtige beloftes niets vermogen tegen de werking van de tijd, zeker als de persoon op wie zij betrekkingen hebben niet langer tot de levenden behoort. (Bron: Schrijversgewijs)
Remembering everything you might need for a camping trip is a big challenge—there is gear, food, tools, skills, maps, plans, backup plans, and more. Don’t scramble at the last minute to get ready; be that person who is always prepared for anything. Why rely on others because you forgot something or because you lack skills to take care of yourself? You can be confident that you have everything you need and always know what to do next. This book is a quick reference guide with lists of everything you need to plan for your next outdoor adventure, to improvise in your next crisis, or reach your next level of proficiency. Whether you are a newbie or a veteran of outdoor adventure looking to expand your horizons, there is tremendous value in this compilation of essential tools, skills, methods, and strategies. The prep lists in this book were personally crafted by an experienced outdoorsman who relies on being prepared for anything—camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, canoeing, trail riding, and more. Reading this Prep Lists Book is like brainstorming with a room full of experts. Having these checklists of things to remember, projects to do, ideas to plan, or topics to learn gives you complete self-reliance. Whether your adventure is solo, with family & friends, or part of a team, you can be assured that you will relax and enjoy a fulfilling experience. So get started! You can read this book from cover to cover, or more likely you will use the tables of contents and reference links to bounce around to the topics that interest you most. Then think of the people in your life who need a copy of this book—both the planners and the spontaneous free-spirits. Tell them about it or just go ahead and buy a few books as gifts. Uses of This Book: • A checklist to see if you have everything you need • A reminder to add missing items • A learning tool to acquire new skills • A refresher to remember forgotten items • A quick reference of topics to consider • A notebook to capture fresh insights • A source of ideas and creativity • A gift for a birthday or holiday • A planning tool for each trip or adventure • A resource for emergency preparedness From the Author: This useful book will surprise you! It covers everything you can imagine for camping and backpacking. This is not a boring how-to manual. It is a detailed reference guide with links to jump around to topics of interest so that you can explore and learn and even link to pictures and more information online. Maybe you’ve seen bits and pieces of this kind of information in other places, but this book has so much more—all together and well organized. Chapters include: Fire, Water, Food, Shelter, Tools, Skills, Checklists, and Resources. Readers keep saying how they really appreciate the book’s design and structure. After reading either the Kindle format or the paperback format, you will probably want to get the other so you have both—which has a discounted “Matchbook” price.
MUNIR: Novel Grafis Perkenalkan, nama saya Soultan Alif Allende. Saya siswa sekolah menengah pertama. Saat mendapat tugas pelajaran bahasa Indonesia untuk menceritakan siapa tokoh idola saya, yang ada di pikiran saya adalah sosok Abah. Ya, Abah. Abah itu panggilan untuk ayah dalam keluarga yang umumnya kental dengan budaya Arab di Indonesia. Abah saya bernama Munir. Nama lengkapnya Munir Said Thalib. Sedangkan ibu saya Suciwati dan adik saya Diva Suukyi. Abah, menurut saya, orang biasa yang memiliki keberanian luar biasa dalam memperjuangkan kaum yang tertindas. Beliau sangat dekat dengan buruh serta korban tindak kekerasan, penculikan, dan penghilangan paksa oleh para pelanggar hak asasi manusia (HAM). Beliau kukuh memperjuangkan hak-hak mereka yang tertindas. Keberaniannya yang luar biasa dalam memperjuangkan HAM itulah yang membuat saya mengidolakan Abah.
The humid bayous of Louisiana, the tall peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, and the ocean beaches of Florida are all part of the Southeastern United States. Readers will take a close look at the geography and history of the 12 Southeastern states. They will also find out what role these states play in the nations culture and economy.