📒 His Final Battle by Joseph Lelyveld

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
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Copyright Year : 2017-10-31
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"'By far the most enigmatic leading figure' of World War II. That's how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life. Here, in an insightful account, a prizewinning author and journalist untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. The story has been told piecemeal but never like this, with a close focus on Roosevelt himself and his hopes for a stable international order after the war, and how these led him into a prolonged courtship of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, involving secret, arduous journeys to Tehran and the Crimea. In between, as the war entered its final phase, came the thunderbolt of a dire medical diagnosis, raising urgent questions about the ability of the longest-serving president to stand for a fourth term at a time when he had little choice. Neither his family nor top figures in his administration were informed of his diagnosis, let alone the public or his closest ally, Winston Churchill. With D-Day looming, Roosevelt took a month off on a plantation in the South where he was examined daily by a navy cardiologist, then waited two more months before finally announcing, on the eve of his party's convention, that he'd be a candidate. A political grand master still, he manipulated the selection of a new running mate, with an eye to a possible succession, displaying some of his old vigor and wit in a winning campaign. With precision and compassion, Joseph Lelyveld examines the choices Roosevelt faced, shining new light on his state of mind, preoccupations, and motives, both as leader of the wartime alliance and in his personal life. Confronting his own mortality, Roosevelt operated in the belief that he had a duty to see the war through to the end, telling himself he could always resign if he found he couldn't carry on. Lelyveld delivers an incisive portrait of this deliberately inscrutable man, a consummate leader to the very last."--Jacket.

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📒 His Final Battle by Joseph Lelyveld

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780385350808
Copyright Year : 2016-09-06
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A New York Times 2016 Notable Book “By far the most enigmatic leading figure” of World War II. That’s how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life. Here, in a hugely insightful account, a prizewinning author and journalist untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt’s final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. The story has been told piecemeal but never like this, with a close focus on Roosevelt himself and his hopes for a stable international order after the war, and how these led him into a prolonged courtship of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, involving secret, arduous journeys to Tehran and the Crimea. In between, as the war entered its final phase, came the thunderbolt of a dire medical diagnosis, raising urgent questions about the ability of the longest-serving president to stand for a fourth term at a time when he had little choice. Neither his family nor top figures in his administration were informed of his diagnosis, let alone the public or his closest ally, Winston Churchill. With D-Day looming, Roosevelt took a month off on a plantation in the south where he was examined daily by a navy cardiologist, then waited two more months before finally announcing, on the eve of his party’s convention, that he’d be a candidate. A political grand master still, he manipulated the selection of a new running mate, with an eye to a possible succession, displaying some of his old vigor and wit in a winning campaign. With precision and compassion, Joseph Lelyveld examines the choices Roosevelt faced, shining new light on his state of mind, preoccupations, and motives, both as leader of the wartime alliance and in his personal life. Confronting his own mortality, Roosevelt operated in the belief that he had a duty to see the war through to the end, telling himself he could always resign if he found he couldn’t carry on. Lelyveld delivers an incisive portrait of this deliberately inscrutable man, a consummate leader to the very last.

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📒 Final Battle by S.R. Booth

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : S.R. Booth
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Copyright Year : 2014-08-25
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The supernatural danger explodes as the conspiracies reach an all time high. Billy and Sarah have seen a lot during their time with Scinegue, but that doesn't prepare them for personal attacks on their family by something dark and nearly indestructible. It will take the ultimate sacrifice to save them this time, but from who? Scinegue's inventions are reaching unseen success, but when evil tries to use those inventions against them it might cause the whole company to come crashing down. It will take a miracle to defeat this powerful enemy, and while everyone at Scinegue knows miracles really do happen, no one can predict when one might occur--or if it will come in time. Join the Roths in the conclusion of The Scinegue Series. (Just because this series if over doesn't mean you have to leave your characters behind. Bradley and Nicole and Saving Will both contain characters from The Scinegue Series.) Christian Sci-Fi with Supernatural and Fantasy The Scinegue Series: The Secret, The Pledge, The Forest, and Bradley and Nicole, a novella best read after The Pledge and before The Forest. Book 3 in The Scinegue Series. You can find the first two books here: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=scinegue&c=books&hl=en Key Words: Conspiracy, eugenics, legend, demon, el gato, romance, strong female, insurance conspiracy, government conspiracy, health, pellagra, vitamins, vitamin B3, sci-fi, science fiction, God, pregnancy, death, Christian, suspense, thriller, supernatural, faith, medical conspiracy, health, healthy living, adventure, good versus evil, science fiction, series, horror, mental illness

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📒 The Final Battle by William C. Dietz

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781101495780
Copyright Year : 1995-07-01
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Human and machine. Elite and Expendable. They are the Legion of the Damned. The Hudathans are on a rampage. They have created their own corps of cyborgs using copycat technology and psychotic candidates. They have refitted their hardware. Reloaded their weapons. Refueled their insanity. And targeted the heart of the Confederacy, once and for all. The Legion will be there to greet them.

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📒 Final Battle by Duncan L. Dieterly

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781426996276
Copyright Year : 2011-09
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The year is 1895, and with the Civil War thirty years in the past, America is becoming a civilized place—except for the Wild West, where settlers still fight the elements and the natives. In Hankswash, Wyoming, word spreads that a tragic murder has set off a dangerous series of events that threatens to bring an angry war party, led by Young Lightning Streak, right to the city limits. The US Army has dispatched a force from Fort Laramie to protect the small town, but there's little hope that the soldiers can beat the rampaging Indians to Hankswash. The citizens must prepare for incoming battle, which likely means hiding as best they can. After all, how can a woman of the night or a telegraph clerk stand up to warriors bent on bloody revenge? Only one man could save them all ... Henry Webster Williams is a grumpy horse rancher who prefers it when the townsfolk of Hankswash stay out of his way—but death threatens to come to each and every front door, Henry's included. He was once a soldier in the Civil War, and although he despises the idea of killing again, old habits die hard. In order to save his family, his herd, and his own scalp, Henry will have to fight back—and it's gonna be a hell of a battle.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Nickelodeon
ISBN_10 : 9781612634036
Copyright Year : 2013-07-26
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Experience the four-part season three Avatar: The Last Airbender finale like never before--through the eyes of your favorite Avatar characters: Aang, Zuko, Azula, Fire Lord Ozai, Sokka, Katara, and Uncle Iroh! Includes a totally exclusive interview with Avatar creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, as well as some of their early sketches of the Avatar world and characters!

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Genre : Arthurian romances
Publisher : Heinemann
ISBN_10 : 0435212281
Copyright Year : 1999
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Aiming to develop the confidence and reading ability of struggling readers aged 11-14, the "Impact" series encompasses a wide range of genres and writing styles. This retelling of the death of King Arthur is one of the titles in Set C.

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📒 Ike S Final Battle by Kasey S. Pipes

Genre : History
Publisher : WND Books
ISBN_10 : 9780977898459
Copyright Year : 2007
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He called it one of the hardest things he ever didas difficult as leading the D-Day invasion. When Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to integrate Central High School in September 1957, he couldn't know that he was fighting the last great battle of his career...one that would change forever both him and his country. This is the story of how one of America's greatest leaders confronted America's greatest sin. This is the unlikely tale of how Ike became a civil rights president."Ike" represents is a revolution in scholarship on Eisenhower and civil rights. Though not uncritical, the book credits his steady personal advance on the issue as well as his accomplishments in the military and as president. Drawing on thousands of primary documents (including newly released material), "Ike's Last Battle" builds to its climax at Little Rockone of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement. Little Rock is at the epicenter, but the book will also look at the cause, and the aftermath.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN_10 : 9781572336100
Copyright Year : 2008
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The Petersburg Campaign was what finally did it. After months of relentless conflict throughout 1864, the Confederate army led by General Robert E. Lee holed up in the Virginia city of Petersburg as Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's vastly superior forces lurked nearby. The brutal fighting that took place around the city during 1864 and into 1865 decimated both armies as Grant used his manpower advantage to repeatedly smash the Confederate lines, a tactic that eventually resulted in the decisive breakthrough that ultimately doomed the Confederacy. The breakthrough and the events that led up to it are the subject of A. Wilson Greene's groundbreaking book The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign, a significant revision of a much-praised work first published in 2000. Surprisingly, despite Petersburg's decisive importance to the war's outcome, the campaign has received scant attention from historians. Greene's book, with its incisive analysis and compelling narrative, changes this, offering readers a rich account of the personalities and strategies that shaped the final phase of the fighting. Greene's ultimate focus on the climatic engagements of April 2, 1865, the day that Confederate control of Richmond and Petersburg was effectively ended. The book tells this story from the perspectives of the two army groups that clashed on that day: the Union Sixth Corps and the Confederate Third Corps. But Greene does more than just recount the military tactics at Petersburg; he also connects the reader intimately with how the war affected society and spotlights the soldiers, both officers and enlisted men, whose experiences defined the outcome. Thanks to his extensive research and consultation of rare source materials, Greene gives readers a vibrant perspective on the campaign that broke the Confederate spirit once and for all. A. Wilson Greene is president of Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier near Petersburg, Virginia. He also has taught at Mary Washington College and worked for sixteen years with the National Park Service.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Michael R. Hicks
ISBN_10 : 9780984492732
Copyright Year : 2010-05-31
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Following Confederation, Final Battle is the last book in the saga of Reza Gard. Reza is caught up in a daring plot to assassinate the Confederation President, even as something goes terribly wrong in the Empire and its warriors lose their will to fight. Reunited with Tesh-Dar, Reza and his friends fight to save the woman he loves, with the fate of the Empire and Humanity hanging in the balance.

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