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A Handful of Hard Men

A Handful of Hard Men
Author : Hannes Wessels
Publisher : Casemate
Release Date : 2015-10-19
Category : History
Total pages :277
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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.

We Dared to Win

We Dared to Win
Author : Hannes Wessels,Andre Scheepers
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Release Date : 2018-04-19
Category : History
Total pages :320
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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

Men of War

Men of War
Author : Hannes Wessels
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2020-11-20
Category :
Total pages :376
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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

A Hard Man to Love

A Hard Man to Love
Author : Kathleen Lawless
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2006
Category : Health resorts
Total pages :212
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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 True Story of Billy the Kid

The True Story of Billy the Kid
Author : William Lee Hamlin
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1968
Category : Lincoln County (N.M.)
Total pages :364
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The Heaton Families

The Heaton Families
Author : Dean Heaton
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1982
Category : Registers of births, etc
Total pages :954
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Nathaniel Heaton (ca.1596-1643/1650) married Elizabeth Wighte in 1630 and emigrated from England to Boston, Massachusetts in 1634. Descendants lived in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and elsewhere.

Hard Times, Hard Men

Hard Times, Hard Men
Author : James H. Mundy
Publisher : Harp Pub
Release Date : 1990
Category : Irish Americans
Total pages :209
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The Hardmen

The Hardmen
Author : The Velominati,Frank Strack,Brett Kennedy,John 'Gianni' Andrews
Publisher : Profile Books
Release Date : 2017-06-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
Total pages :173
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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.

The Last Hard Men

The Last Hard Men
Author : Brian Garfield
Publisher : Bantam
Release Date : 1987-06
Category : Fiction
Total pages :176
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A convicted thief and murderer breaks out of prison, intent on satisfying his twenty-eight-year-old hatred for a lawman by kidnapping his innocent daughter and killing him slowly

Toxic

Toxic
Author : Dan Kaszeta
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2021-03
Category : History
Total pages :400
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Nerve agents are the world's deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry for their manufacture--yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the Second World War, the Allies were stunned to discover this advanced and extensive programme. The Soviets and Western powers embarked on a new arms race, amassing huge chemical arsenals. From their Nazi invention to the 2018 Novichok attack in Britain, Dan Kaszeta uncovers nerve agents' gradual spread across the world, despite international arms control efforts. They've been deployed in the Iran-Iraq War, by terrorists in Japan, in the Syrian Civil War, and by assassins in Malaysia and Salisbury--always with bitter consequences. Toxic recounts the grisly history of these weapons of mass destruction: a deadly suite of invisible, odourless killers.

Armor

Armor
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2009
Category : Armored vehicles, Military
Total pages :129
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Fear in a Handful of Dust

Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author : Brian Garfield
Publisher : Overamstel Uitgevers
Release Date : 2012-02-14
Category : Fiction
Total pages :129
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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.

Newsweek

Newsweek
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1984
Category : Current events
Total pages :129
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Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959

Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959
Author : R. Reginald,M. R. Burgess,Michael Burgess
Publisher : Detroit : Gale Research Company
Release Date : 1973
Category : Bibliographie - Livres de poche
Total pages :362
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The Loyalist's Son

The Loyalist's Son
Author : Charles White
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2003-01-15
Category : Fiction
Total pages :190
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A naval adventure in the tradition of Patrick O'Brian set during the American Revolution. A young Loyalist merchant captain must decide whether to take arms as a Yankee privateer against the imposing English fleet. The first adventure in a 10 book series.