a handful of hard men


No.ISBN : 9781612003467
Author : Hannes Wessels
Genre : History
Publisher : Casemate
Copyright Year : 2015-10-19
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DESCRIPTION : 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 Captain 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. In the fight he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbridled determination to close with the enemy, he had no peers as a combat-tracker (and there was plenty of competition). But 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 12 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 twilight years he is now concerned with saving wildlife on a continent where they are in continued danger, devoting himself to both the fauna and African people he has cared so deeply about.


No.ISBN : 9781105489570
Author : Duane A. Smith
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Lulu.com
Copyright Year : 2012-04-01
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DESCRIPTION : The house didn't know it was evil. How could It? It barely knew how to control peoples' thoughts. But when it came to eating Hahn House was well versed in the art. An ancient house holding an even more ancient evil attracts its food with sweet thoughts much like the Venus Fly-Trap attracts its food with an alluring smell. And, like that carnivorous plant, the house takes in and devours its prey.


No.ISBN : 9781782832362
Author : The Velominati
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Profile Books
Copyright Year : 2017-06-01
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 0843936126
Author : Theodore V. Olsen
Genre : Fiction
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1994-05
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DESCRIPTION : In McGivern, the murder of his wife forces McGivern into a showdown with his own people, while in The Hard Men, rivals Buckmaster and Soderstrom wage a bitter, desperate battle for the ownership of the valley. Original.


No.ISBN : 0739472186
Author : Kathleen Lawless
Genre : Fiction
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 2006
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DESCRIPTION : "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."--from publisher description.


No.ISBN : WISC:89067940247
Author : James H. Mundy
Genre : History
Publisher : Harp Pub
Copyright Year : 1990-12
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DESCRIPTION : HARD TIMES, HARD MEN is indispensible to any institution with collections in the area of ethnic history, Irish American studies or 19th century social & political history. It is a scholarly but readable study of Maine's pre Civil War Irish immigrants. Running from famine, cholera & a genocidal English relief policy they came to Maine in large numbers from 1832 to the mid 1850's. For a dollar a day they built Maine's railroads & provided the raw labor for a period of rapid growth & industrialization that took place in the late forties & early fifties. Not everyone welcomed them. Know Nothingism & anti-Catholic bigotry flourished in the pine tree state & the Neal Dow inspired Maine Law (prohibition) was directed specifically against the Irish. The result was the most violent period of rioting & anti-Catholic hysteria in the state's history. The Irish would survive poverty, violence & discrimination to become a major political & social force in Maine. Utilizing original sources hitherto ignored, HARD TIMES, HARD MEN sheds new light on previously ignored aspect of northern New England history.


No.ISBN : 1412816084
Author : Lewis A. Coser
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Copyright Year : 1988-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : This selection of essays by one of the most eminent sociologists of our time represents a selection of his analytical and moral or political writing over a lifetime of work. The book is organized thematically rather than chronologi苞ally, and is divided into four parts: pa計ers on the uses of sociology, on ideas and ideologies, on sociological analysis, and a final section entitled professing sociology. While the collection demon貞trates maturation, the author's central preoccupations have remained constant over the years. A reflective auto苑iographical introduction places the auè² hors choice of problems and the development of his ideas in the social and cultural context of his life and his work. He confesses to .having experi苟nced, in his life and his work, being a "stranger within the gate," and believes that this sense of marginality has both informed and influenced his thinking. And he sees the social conflicts that shook the world during his young adulthood as having creative as well as destructive consequences.


No.ISBN : 9781784084479
Author : Brian Garfield
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Head of Zeus
Copyright Year : 2014-06-01
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 0435331604
Author : Mark Kirby
Genre : Sociology
Publisher : Heinemann
Copyright Year : 2000
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DESCRIPTION : This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.


No.ISBN : 1550501976
Author : Cora Taylor
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Coteau Books
Copyright Year : 2002
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DESCRIPTION : Using a magical magnifying glass and stamps his grandfather left him, Jeremy can travel back in time to the decks of sailing ships from Canada's past.