Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Jorg Baberowski
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 0300136986
ISBN 13: 9780300136982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

German scholar J�rg Baberowski is one of the world's leading experts on the Stalin era, but his work has seldom been translated into English. This book, an unremitting indictment of the mad violence with which Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, depicts Stalinism as a cruel and deliberate attack on Russian society, driven by "totalitarian ambitions" and the goal of modernizing and rationalizing a backward people. Baberowski takes a twofold approach, emphasizing Stalin's personal role and responsibility as well as the continuity he sees in Communist aims and ideology since 1917. Unlike recent apologist accounts that focus on the challenges of modernization or on the operational complexities of managing the Soviet state, this hard-hitting analysis unequivocally locates the origins of the terror in the culture of violence and the techniques of power. Detailed, well-documented, and including many new details on the workings of the Stalinist state, this powerful work encompasses the dictator's brutal reign from his achievement of total power in 1929 to his death in 1953.

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth
Author: George Galdorisi
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 1250026865
ISBN 13: 9781250026866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth Book Review:

General Bob Underwood is en route to Syria when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. His bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later, the president and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIS leader—broadcast live on the Al Jazeera television network. The world is stunned by the bloody scene, but even more so that this supposedly loose-knit terrorist organization was able to orchestrate a lethal attack on the world’s most powerful military. American forces goes into high gear on land and sea to retaliate. But when the ISIS leader's son is killed in an American bombing raid, his rage knows no bounds, and he determines to wreak vengeance on the American homeland itself. Now it’s up to Op-Center to assemble its strike force, domestic and abroad, to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy—while the fate of the world hangs in the balance...

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: David L. Robbins
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780307575104
ISBN 13: 0307575101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

From David L. Robbins, bestselling author of The End of War and War of the Rats, comes a novel of searing intensity and uncompromising vision. Part mystery, part legal thriller, it is a story of crime and punishment set in a small southern town during one brutal, hot, and unforgiving summer that lays bare the potential of the human heart to hate–and, ultimately, to heal. Scorched Earth The inhabitants of Good Hope, Virginia, haven’t felt the cooling effects of rain in weeks. The crops are withering. The ground is parched. There is no relief in sight. With the town a tinderbox waiting to explode, all it takes is a spark to ignite all the prejudice, the rage, and the secrets that are so carefully kept hidden. And then, in the midst of the terrible heat, a tragedy occurs. A baby is born and dies in her mother’s arms. The child, Nora Carol, is buried quickly and quietly the next day in a church graveyard. It should have ended right there–but it didn’t, for Nora Carol is of mixed race. The white deacons of Good Hope’s Victory Baptist Church, trying to protect the centuries-old traditions of their cemetery, have the body exhumed. That night the church is set ablaze, and the sole witness is the only suspect–Elijah Waddell, Nora Carol’s father. Nat Deeds, a former prosecutor and an exile of Good Hope, is pressed into service as Elijah’s attorney. With a politically savvy prosecutor and a vindictive sheriff aligned against him, Nat knows it will be nearly impossible to get Elijah acquitted. But Elijah refuses to accept a plea. As the evidence mounts, Nat begins to suspect there is something his client isn’t telling him, and the next revelation turns Good Hope into a powder keg: a body is found in the ashes of the church. Now Elijah is accused of murder, and the case is no longer a matter of winning or losing, but of life or death. The only way Nat can save his client is to scratch and claw for any shred of evidence, even if he has to bend the law to find it. As the summer heat intensifies and passions reach their boiling point, Nat must navigate through the incendiary secrets kept by friends and neighbors, by the guilty and the innocent, to an act of justice that has nothing to do with the law.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1481468472
ISBN 13: 9781481468473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of We All Looked Up comes the exciting conclusion to the “haunting…beautiful and heartbreaking” (School Library Journal) Anchor & Sophia trilogy, where the rules of humanity come to a head in the final battle between two warring cities. In this thrilling conclusion to the Anchor & Sophia trilogy, the great war has finally begun. The Descendancy must fight for its survival against not only the Sophian army, but a Wesah nation newly galvanized by the Black Wagon Massacre. And four young people will once again find themselves at the center of the maelstrom. Accused of a crime she didn’t commit, Paz Dedios is on the run from the law...and the man she loves. Traumatized by the near-genocide of her people and the death of her lover, Athène is bent on revenge. Newly reunited in the Anchor, Clive and Clover Hamill will struggle to come to terms with the reappearance of a ghost from the past. Who will win the war for the future? And who will be left standing when it’s all over?

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Fransjohan Pretorius
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780624079675
ISBN 13: 0624079678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

"More than a century after the last shots were fired, Britain's scorched earth policy during the Anglo-Boer War still haunts South Africa. Thousands of women, children and the elderly - white and black - died in concentration camps, and the lives of many more were shattered. ... Fransjohan Pretorius and his team of leading historians provide a gripping, nuanced picture of life in the camps, investigating the fate of all those affected by this contentious policy."--Jacket.

Red Sonja Volume 1

Red Sonja Volume 1
Author: Mark Russell
Publsiher: Dynamite Entertainment
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9781524112769
ISBN 13: 1524112763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Red Sonja Volume 1 Book Review:

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Time-Life Books
Publsiher: Time Life Education
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89070616511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

A series that chronicles the rise and eventual fall of Nazi Germany during World War II.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Rocky Barker
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781597266253
ISBN 13: 1597266256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

In 1988, forest fires raged in Yellowstone National Park, destroying more than a million acres. As the nation watched the land around Old Faithful burn, a longstanding conflict over fire management reached a fever pitch. Should the U.S. Park and Forest Services suppress fires immediately or allow some to run their natural course? When should firefighters be sent to battle the flames and at what cost? In Scorched Earth, Barker, an environmental reporter who was on the ground and in the smoke during the 1988 fires, shows us that many of today's arguments over fire and the nature of public land began to take shape soon after the Civil War. As Barker explains, how the government responded to early fires in Yellowstone and to private investors in the region led ultimately to the protection of 600 million acres of public lands in the United States. Barker uses his considerable narrative talents to bring to life a fascinating, but often neglected, piece of American history. Scorched Earth lays a new foundation for examining current fire and environmental policies in America and the world. Our story begins when the West was yet to be won, with a colorful cast of characters: a civil war general and his soldiers, America's first investment banker, railroad men, naturalists, and fire-fighters-all of whom left their mark on Yellowstone. As the truth behind the creation of America's first national park is revealed, we discover the remarkable role the U.S. Army played in protecting Yellowstone and shaping public lands in the West. And we see the developing efforts of conservation's great figures as they struggled to preserve our heritage. With vivid descriptions of the famous fires that have raged in Yellowstone, the heroes who have tried to protect it, and the strategies that evolved as a result, Barker draws us into the very heart of a debate over our attempts to control nature and people. This entertaining and timely book challenges the traditional views both of those who arrogantly seek full control of nature and those who naively believe we can leave it unaltered. And it demonstrates how much of our broader environmental history was shaped in the lands of Yellowstone.

This Scorched Earth

This Scorched Earth
Author: William Gear
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1466886935
ISBN 13: 9781466886933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Scorched Earth Book Review:

This Scorched Earth is an amazing tour de force depicting a family’s journey from near-devastation in the Civil War to their rebirth in the American West, from New York Times bestselling author William Gear. The Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. In rural Arkansas, the Hancocks were devastated by that war. They not only lost everything, but experienced an unimaginable hell. How does a traumatized human being put themselves back together? Where does a person begin to heal his or her broken mind...and does one choose damnation or redemption? For the Hancock siblings: Doc, Sarah, Butler, and Billy, the American frontier becomes a metaphor for the wilderness within—raw, and capable of being shaped. Self-salvation, however, always comes with a price. Their journey is a testament to the power of love...and the American spirit. This is their story. And ours. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford
Author: Connie Butler
Publsiher: Prestel Pub
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN 10: 9783791354293
ISBN 13: 3791354299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mark Bradford Book Review:

This generously illustrated volume features Mark Bradford's newest work which deals with the body and the performance of identity. Accompanying texts include Bradford's trenchant performance script and a scholarly text by Butler explores Bradford's critique of pervasive cultural racism and homophobia in society as a whole.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Joel Arnold
Publsiher: Joel Arnold
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2014-07-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

Four college friends go inner-tubing down the Wakkamungus River after a forest fire has devastated the surrounding landscape. As they float through an eerie silence, they can't help but feel that there's something else out there...something watching them. They soon find themselves in a life and death struggle against something that has risen from the smoldering ashes. This short story is also part of Arnold's collection 'Bait & Other Stories'.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Tony Pollard,Iain Banks
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9004164480
ISBN 13: 9789004164482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

This volume draws together a series of new studies into various aspects of the archaeology of conflict. Part of the volume focuses on conflict in the twentienth century, with several papers dealing with the growing field of First World War archaeology, which is also the main theme of the extended editorial. Further contributions focus on a variety of subjects, including the use of historic maps in locating the remains of 16th century sieges, the impact of disease on a 17th century army and a discussion of the political context of cultural research heritage in Ireland with respect to battlefield heritage.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Gerhard Hirschfeld,Irina Renz,Gerd Krumeich
Publsiher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000110623927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

This book discusses in detail the experience of German warfare in the first World War, focusing specifically on the battle of the Somme. The Somme, together with other regions of northern France, had also lain under German domination. Its inhabitants had been rigorously suppressed and their possessions carted off as booty. Finally, during their 1917 withdrawal, the Germans had subjected the whole region to Operation Alberich, a retreat involving unparalleled brutality which left the population in occupation of a wilderness wrought by war (the "scorched earth policy"). A well-known, and well researched account, the authors have combined their research skills to produce a book which includes private testimonies. Amongst these are many unknown or previously unpublished letters and diaries as well as numerous photographs. AUTHOR: Gerhard Hirschfeld is Director of the Library of Contemporary History and Professor of Modern History at the University of Stuttgart; Gerd Krumeich is Professor of Modern History at the Heinrich-Heine- University of Duesseldorf; Irina Renz is chief curator of the archival collections of the Library of Contemporary History in Stuttgart. Gerd Krumeich and Gerhard Hirschfeld are closely involved with the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne/France. Together with Irina Renz they have written and edited the first German Encyclopedia of the First World War. SELLING POINTS: * The battle of the Somme has been coined by The English philosopher and pacifist Bertrand Russell as "maximum slaughter at minimum expense" * The "scorched earth policy" first practised on the Somme is an oft forgotten, or easily denied, aspect of a World War. Probably the reason why for the Germans - contrary to the British - it never developed into a region of national remembrance. * The losses on both sides were correspondingly high: more than 1.1 million men, twice the number at Verdun, were either killed, wounded or taken prisoner. ILLUSTRATIONS: 166 b/w plates

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Fred A. Wilcox
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 160980340X
ISBN 13: 9781609803407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people—including 500,000 children—are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person accounts with original research, Vietnam War scholar Fred A. Wilcox examines long-term consequences for future generations, laying bare the ongoing monumental tragedy in Vietnam, and calls for the United States government to finally admit its role in chemical warfare in Vietnam. Wilcox also warns readers that unless we stop poisoning our air, food, and water supplies, the cancer epidemic in the United States and other countries will only worsen, and he urgently demands the chemical manufacturers of Agent Orange to compensate the victims of their greed and to stop using the Earth’s rivers, lakes, and oceans as toxic waste dumps. Vietnam has chosen August 10—the day that the US began spraying Agent Orange on Vietnam—as Agent Orange Day, to commemorate all its citizens who were affected by the deadly chemical. Scorched Earth will be released upon the third anniversary of this day, in honor of all those whose families have suffered, and continue to suffer, from this tragedy.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Robert Muchamore
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN 10: 1444914081
ISBN 13: 9781444914085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

Summer, 1944. As Allied soldiers prepare to land in France, Marc and his friends must destroy a battalion of German tanks that could halt the invasion in its tracks. The tide of war has turned against the Nazis, but desperation has made them more brutal than ever. Henderson's Boys' final mission will be their most dangerous. With food and weapons in short supply, survival is the biggest challenge of all.

This Scorched Earth

This Scorched Earth
Author: William Gear
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1466886935
ISBN 13: 9781466886933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Scorched Earth Book Review:

This Scorched Earth is an amazing tour de force depicting a family’s journey from near-devastation in the Civil War to their rebirth in the American West, from New York Times bestselling author William Gear. The Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. In rural Arkansas, the Hancocks were devastated by that war. They not only lost everything, but experienced an unimaginable hell. How does a traumatized human being put themselves back together? Where does a person begin to heal his or her broken mind...and does one choose damnation or redemption? For the Hancock siblings: Doc, Sarah, Butler, and Billy, the American frontier becomes a metaphor for the wilderness within—raw, and capable of being shaped. Self-salvation, however, always comes with a price. Their journey is a testament to the power of love...and the American spirit. This is their story. And ours. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: K N Kellum
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2020-08-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798673872376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

As the alien fleet draws closer, Style has no choice but to work with Vord and the rag-tag army of the surface survivors. Their goal is to acquire the advanced weapons from Down Below. This is their only fighting chance to even the odds in their impending intergalactic fight. With the fate of what is left of earth hanging in the balance, they have one more chance and they better not blow it.

The Scorched Earth

The Scorched Earth
Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 0345549899
ISBN 13: 9780345549891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Scorched Earth Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn has long thrilled readers with his kinetic, fast-paced storytelling style. Now he returns with The Scorched Earth, the second novel in his acclaimed series about four young people who will either save the world or bring about its destruction. The Children of Fire—four mortals touched by the power of Chaos—each embody one aspect of a fallen and banished immortal champion: Keegan, the wizard; Scythe, the warrior; Cassandra, the prophet; Vaaler, the king. Grown to adulthood, the Children are in search of the ancient Talismans that can stop the return of Daemron the Slayer, ancient enemy of the Old Gods. But in acquiring Daemron’s Ring, they unleashed a flood of Chaos magic on the land—leaving death, destruction, and a vengeful queen in their wake. Now, beset on all sides by both mortal and supernatural enemies, they realize that their strength and faith will be tested as never before. And their greatest trial will be finding Daemron’s Sword, the last of the ancient Talismans, before the entire mortal world is engulfed in the war and Chaos that will herald the return of the Slayer. Praise for The Scorched Earth “[Drew] Karpyshyn’s doom-laden spin on myth and magic invigorates ancient archetypes in the second entry of the Chaos Born trilogy. . . . The journey is complicated by unnerving ambiguity, grim imagery, and pessimistic overtones, as if Michael Moorcock’s decadence were filtered through J.R.R. Tolkien’s heroism.”—Publishers Weekly “If you’re a fan of fantasy and looking to try something new, this series continues to shine. . . . [Karpyshyn] writes deep, intriguing characters set in a strange world of unique magic. It’s a place where magic is dangerous but essential.”—Roqoo Depot “An enjoyable read . . . I recommend this for all fantasy fans.”—Book Reviews & Giveaways From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scorched Earth: Shadowed Death

Scorched Earth: Shadowed Death
Author: Bardic Web Writers
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-03-04
ISBN 10: 1329950046
ISBN 13: 9781329950047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth: Shadowed Death Book Review:

Book Twp of the Scorched Earth Trilogy. Journey once again onto the planet of Whispin. A god's rage brings choas and destruction... Who will survive the threat of Scorched Earth? Shadowed Death will reign, within the veins of Light, Peace and Hope shall fall, Beneath the Demons Blight. Lands long lost to time, Thorns caught in the Web. Spirit wells and Dragons Heart, Dream stems the poisons ebb. Scorched Earth is a cooperative project by the writers of Bardic Web. Note: You can find the proper reading order for our novels on our website under the Bardic Web Book Store.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
Author: Paul Carell
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780887405983
ISBN 13: 0887405983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scorched Earth Book Review:

The classic! This new edition of Paul Carrell's eastern front study picks up where Hitler Moves East left off. Beginning with the battle of Kursk in July 1943, Carell traverses the vast expanse of the Russian War, from the siege of Leningrad and the fierce battles of the norther front, to the fourth battle of Kharkov, and the evacuation of the Crimea, a withdrawal forbidden by Hitler. The book ends in June of 1944 when the Soviet Armies reach the East Prussian frontier. Hundreds of photographs, situation and campaign maps, complete index, and comprehensive bibliography, add to this impressive account. This edition includes a new preface by the author.