A Fallen Eagle Book

A Fallen Eagle

  • Author : Clarence P. Cowart
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598589375

A Fallen Eagle Excerpt :

"A Fallen Eagle" is the true story of a young boy from East Texas, who volunteered for service in 1942. He entered the service with only a high school education and limited experience, other than working on a farm. His desire to be a pilot drove him to overcome numerous obstacles to be accepted into pilot training. He persevered through rigorous training to earn his wings. After receiving his wings, he became a B-24 pilot assigned to the 722nd Squadron of the 450th Bomb Group. When his unit training was completed, he was assigned to the 15th Air Force, operating out of Italy. He flew missions over most of Europe and the Balkans. Through over 75 of his personal letters, he shares his experiences, both emotional and physical, as he went from being a farm boy to being a heavy bomber pilot. He flew in dangerous combat situations, saw the horrors of aerial battle, and ultimately, gave his life in the service of his country. The human side of the tragedy is told not only in his letters, but by letters of the crew's next of kin and government correspondence in the aftermath. The final chapter describes the detailed government process to recover, make positive identification, and return his remains to the states. CLARENCE P. COWART was born in Groves, Texas, grew up in Jasper, Texas and graduated from Texas A & M College. Upon his graduation, he entered the service at Ft. Bliss, Texas and graduated from Missile School. After serving his active duty obligation, he returned to East Texas and joined the Army Reserves. His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader in an infantry unit. His next assignment was in an Artillery Unit in Beaumont, Texas where he served in several positions. He served four years as Headquarters Company Commander in a support group. Through the years he served in several units, the last was as the Commander of a transportation battalion. After twenty-one years of service he retired as a Lt. Colonel. While serving in the reserves, his civilian jobs invol

Fallen Eagle Book

Fallen Eagle

  • Author : Robin Cross
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 1910670693

Fallen Eagle Excerpt :

After more than four years of total war the armies of Europe were exhausted. The Allies were determined to bring the war in Europe to an end as quickly as possible and with the minimum of bloodshed. But the Germans, although they could see the war was lost, were by no means prepared to yield. Indeed, the fighting during 1945 was to be some of the bitterest of the war. In the East, Stalin's mighty war machine began a crushing offensive. Beginning in swirling fog and snow, the Soviet steamroller crashed through the German lines on the Vistula, 125 miles south of Warsaw. Soon Russian armoured columns were driving across the Polish plain towards the Oder, Germany's historic frontier with the East, creating panic in East Prussia. In the West, Eisenhower and Montgomery joined the race to destroy the heart of Nazi Germany and defend Europe against Stalin's vaulting ambition. So began one of the most crucial years in the history of the world which was to climax in the desperate battle for Berlin. The gripping story of the final days of the Third Reich is told in graphic detail - the unfolding drama revealed through the eyes of soldier and civilian, private, general and refugee. In a sweeping panorama, which finds room for the individual human drama within the titanic clash of arms, Robin Cross paints an unforgettable picture of a world in chaos. By the end of 1945, Europe had new frontiers, friends had become deadly enemies and an uneasy peace threatened to transform Cold War in to a third world war. This is the story of how the eagle was toppled from the roof the Berlin Chancellery and the Russian bear stretched its claws to seize a Europe shattered by war.

Rome s Fallen Eagle Book

Rome s Fallen Eagle

  • Author : Robert Fabbri
  • Publisher : Corvus
  • Release Date : 2014-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0857897462

Rome s Fallen Eagle Excerpt :

Vespasian's fourth adventure—can he escape his own Emperor's wrath? Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor—but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas, and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory for Claudius—but how? Pallas has the answer: retrieve the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost in Germania nearly 40 years before. Who but Vespasian could lead a dangerous mission into the gloomy forests of Germania? Accompanied by a small band of cavalry, Vespasian and his brother try to pick up the trail of the Eagle, but they are tailed by hunters who pick off men each night and leave the corpses in their path. Someone is determined to sabotage Vespasian's mission. In search of the Eagle and the truth, pursued by barbarians, Vespasian will battle his way to the shores of Britannia.

The Eagle Has Fallen Book

The Eagle Has Fallen

  • Author : Brian Young (Historical fiction writer)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0957300409

The Eagle Has Fallen Excerpt :

Fallen Eagles  The Italian 10th Army In The Opening Campaign In The Western Desert  June 1940 Book

Fallen Eagles The Italian 10th Army In The Opening Campaign In The Western Desert June 1940

  • Author : Major Howard R. Christie
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786250346

Fallen Eagles The Italian 10th Army In The Opening Campaign In The Western Desert June 1940 Excerpt :

The Italian Army developed a sound and unique combined arms doctrine for mechanized warfare in 1938. This new doctrine was called the “War of Rapid Decision.” It involved the use of mechanized warfare in the Italian version of the blitzkrieg. This doctrine evolved from the lessons learned in the Italian-Ethiopian War of 1935 to 1936 and the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. With Italy’s entry into World War II, military operations ensued along the Libyan-Egyptian border between the Italian 10th Army and a much smaller British Western Desert Force. The Italian Army in Libya outnumbered the British Army in Egypt by a ratio of four to one. The setting seemed to be ideal for the employment of the War of Rapid Decisions. Moreover, Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, who was the commander of the Italian 10th Army in North Africa during its first campaign in the western desert, had pioneered this new form of mechanized warfare during the Ethiopian War. Surprisingly, the Italian forces in Libya did not employ their new doctrine, reverting instead to more conventional techniques of “mass.” It was Graziani’s failure to utilize the doctrine which he had helped to develop that led to Italy’s embarrassing defeat in 1941.

America  The Eagle Has Fallen Book

America The Eagle Has Fallen

  • Author : Gordon Ballantyne
  • Publisher : Severed Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 1925840670

America The Eagle Has Fallen Excerpt :

What happens when the lights go out and might never shine again?In America: The Eagle has Fallen, the United States has been attacked with an EMP device that destroys the electrical grid and renders all electronic devices unusable. America spirals into anarchy as society collapses without access to life sustaining resources, while gun barrel diplomacy becomes the only law of the land in the new Wild West. Follow James Robertson, a self-professed prepper, as he and his new extended family struggle to secure their homestead in Western Washington and rebuild a community and state in a post-apocalyptic world. Experts have suggested that 92% of the population will perish in a complete grid down scenario while James and his new allies attempt to prove them all wrong. Can the rule of law and common decency be restored faster than the hungry and despotic can tear it asunder?

Fallen Eagles Book

Fallen Eagles

  • Author : Bruce Harris
  • Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913913588

Fallen Eagles Excerpt :

Written in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation (HDYO), with a foreword from Catherine Martin, CE of the HDYO. The title story, Fallen Eagles, is a Hamlet-inspired story about a Scottish boy who loses his idolised mountaineer father in an accident and blames his uncle to such an extent that he contemplates murder. Other stories take us to the French Revolution, the First World War and to more contemporary situations such as coming out, shaking off the parental yoke and exploring old and new love. Each story explores the diversity of young people’s experiences as they emerge into adulthood and the wide-ranging themes are both contemporary and relatable to the modern reader. Fallen Angels has been produced to raise funds for Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation, a charity that Bruce has worked closely with for many years, following his civil partner’s diagnoses with Huntington’s Disease in 2016. Praise for Bruce Harris’ earlier short story collection, Odds Against: “There is strength and warmth, toughness and kindness in these stories, making up a collection that is spirited and uplifting.” – Alison Moore, author of Booker Prize short-listed novel, The Lighthouse

Eagle Beak Book

Eagle Beak

  • Author : Robert Lundy
  • Publisher : Robert Lundy
  • Release Date : 2003-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 1410744159

Eagle Beak Excerpt :

An odd welcome in Ravalli, Montana - a bar brawl, a jail cell and a murder charge. Eagle and two other prisoners escape the cell, steal three horses and disappear into the rugged mountains. A letter containing evidence of a string of baffling crimes is hidden in the saddlebags of one of the stolen horses, and the owner is frantic to have it back. Charges of murder, horse thievery, assaulting an officer of the law, aiding prisoners to escape - a mountain of trouble no innocent man should have to bear. Yet Eagle finds these troubles to be only the beginning.

The Fallen Kings Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Fallen Kings

  • Author : Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748125661

The Fallen Kings Excerpt :

1918: German troops flood back from the Eastern Front for an all-out assault in France, before the Americans can join the war. The under-strength British retreat, and for the first time the real possibility of defeat comes home to a shocked nation. At the front, Bertie struggles to bring his battered battalion out safely, while at home Jessie, secretly carrying his child, knows that sooner or later she must face her family's censure. At Morland Place, Teddy braves local opinion to bring German POWs to work on the land, little knowing how close to home the consequences of his decision will strike. And the terrible news arrives that Jack has been shot down. Men are falling, each one the King of someone's heart. For the Morlands, only love, faith and compassion will keep the family safe until the longed-for days of peace . . .

Chained Eagle Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Chained Eagle

  • Author : Everett Alvarez
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574885583

Chained Eagle Excerpt :

A volume in Brassey s Aviation Classics series

Falling Eagle Book

Falling Eagle

  • Author : Martin Vander Weyer
  • Publisher : Phoenix House
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Bank management
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 075381109X

Falling Eagle Excerpt :

Once Britain's leading bank, this is the inside story of the decline of Barclays. Weyer worked for them for 11 years and was responsible for setting up several overseas operations. He focuses on the personalities of the Barclays story but set in a wider context of economic and social change.

Hunting the Eagles Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Hunting the Eagles

  • Author : Ben Kane
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409052227

Hunting the Eagles Excerpt :

From 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith) a new Eagles of Rome novel, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Eagles at War. JUSTICE , HONOUR, REVENGE AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, determined to crush the Romans for a second time. Convinced that the eagle belonging to his old legion is close at hand, Tullus drives ever deeper into enemy lands. But with Arminius and his warriors closing in on the Romans, a murderous battle is about to begin...

When the Eagle Hunts Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

When the Eagle Hunts

  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429980326

When the Eagle Hunts Excerpt :

Well-paced and intricately plotted, When the Eagle Hunts is a brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue, and a suicide mission. Is the unflinching courage of the Roman army a match for the ruthless barbarity of the British tribes? In the bitter winter of a.d. 44, the Roman troops in Britain are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring so that the campaign to conquer the island can be renewed. But the native Britons are growing more cunning in their resistance, constantly snapping at the heels of the mighty Roman forces. When the most brutal of the native tribesmen, the Druids of the Dark Moon, capture the shipwrecked wife and children of General Plautius, quick action is called for. Two volunteers from the crack Second Legion must venture deep into hostile territory in a desperate attempt to rescue the prisoners.

Where Eagles Lie Fallen Book

Where Eagles Lie Fallen

  • Author : Gary Collins
  • Publisher : Flanker Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Aircraft accidents
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 1897317670

Where Eagles Lie Fallen Excerpt :

Where Eagles Lie Fallen is celebrated master storyteller Gary Collins's solemn tribute to the American servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285 when it crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, on December 12, 1985.This is a story of a tremendous loss of life, of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. military - the world-renowned "Screaming Eagles." Eyewitnesses to the tragedy and the surviving loved ones of the lost American soldiers reveal for the first time the profound effect this event had on them, and how it still affects them today. Within these pages you will meet "Buckeye" Brady, "Keybird" Kee, Michael Shayne "Eliot" Stack, "Ziggy" Ziegler, "Jenny" Word, and Sergeant Christine M. McCleery, American servicemen and servicewomen lost aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285. Among those who assisted Gary Collins in the reconstruction of that fateful day are Robyn Stack, mother of Michael Shayne "Eliot" Stack, Gander Deputy Mayor Sandra Kelly, Air Traffic Controller Glenn Blandford, Mayor Doug Sheppard, and Gander resident Pat Kane.

Fallen Eagles Book

Fallen Eagles

  • Author : Edward Doylerush
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Aeronautics
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0904597660

Fallen Eagles Excerpt :

Beretning om flyvehavarier i Wales og historien bag hændelserne.