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A Call to Arms

By Maury Klein
  • ISBN Code: : 1608194094
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : History
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The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents--and to do so, it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation's history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts. The Axis powers might have fielded better-trained soldiers, better weapons, and better tanks and aircraft, but they could not match American productivity. The United States buried its enemies in aircraft, ships, tanks, and guns; in this sense, American industry and American workers, won World War II. The scale of the effort was titanic, and the result historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Maury Klein's A Call to Arms is the definitive narrative history of this epic struggle--told by one of America's greatest historians of business and economics--and renders the transformation of America with a depth and vividness never available before.

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A Call to Arms

By Kimberly Vogel
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1105348733
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 222
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As the next ruler of Leldyna, Rae must continue to learn all she can about her homeland. Time flies by as she tours the land to meet the inhabitants. Upon her return a shock greets her in the form of an old law, marriage or disownment. Wary of the choices selected by the Council, Rae agrees. Another surprise awaits her then in the form of an old friend. Can Rae do what she needs without losing herself to her obligations or will she have to leave it all? Just when she thinks it's over another worse situation develops: pirates!

Call to Arms

By Claude Wayne
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462802012
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 222
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Is Call To Arms destined to be a movie? It was 1860, that year before the war, when Johnny, a thirty-year-old eligible bachelor from Ohio, traveled to South Carolina to help his uncle run a small plantation and fell in love with Molly, a Southern belle from Charleston. Their plans to marry are abruptly interrupted by her jealous former fiance at the outbreak of the Civil War. Their struggle to return to each others arms is filled with action, adventure, terror, charm, compassion, intrigue, suspense, and unceasing desire. The story has all of the elements one would expect in a movie produced by Mel Gibson, including the plot, character, humor, history, patriotism, passion, romance, and spirituality for which the highly successful actor-producer-director has come to be admired. Call to Arms is a novel surpassing even the greatest Civil War classics for total entertainment value. Reviews "I was totally stunned at how well it was written and how good the storyline was. I couldnt put it down to go to sleep." A connoisseur of historical and western novels "A valuable document that will historically inform... contains powerful truths to fortfy our souls, stimulate our minds, and provide a path to ease a troubled spirit." Anonymous publisher "Im impressed with how much imagination went into the story. And what great characters... fun and delightful. There isnt a dull page in it." A "Gone With the Wind" buff "Thank you for reminding me of the important things in life." An army reserve captain and Civil War student

War of the Fae: Book 2 (Call to Arms)

By Elle Casey
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  • Publisher : Elle Casey
  • Book Code : 1939455227
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 566
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 2 in the YA Urban Fantasy WAR OF THE FAE Series. Follow Jayne Sparks, the (still) potty-mouthed seventeen-year-old and newly changed elemental fae and her friends - an incubus, a daemon, a green elf, a water sprite and a pixie - as they struggle to find their places in the Light Fae community of the Green Forest and prepare for the upcoming battle against the Dark Fae. Content Warning: Mild violence and significant foul language within. Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). WAR OF THE FAE SERIES READING ORDER War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings) **Free at most retailers** War of the Fae: Book 2 (Call to Arms) War of the Fae: Book 3 (Darkness and Light) War of the Fae: Book 4 (New World Order) War of the Fae: Book 5 (After the Fall) [Formerly titled Clash of the Otherworlds, Book 1] War of the Fae: Book 6 (Between the Realms) [Formerly titled Clash of the Otherworlds, Book 2] War of the Fae: Book 7 (Portal Guardians) [Formerly titled Clash of the Otherworlds, Book 3] War of the Fae: Book 8 (Time Slipping) War of the Fae: Book 9 (Dragon Riders) **Coming soon** War of the Fae: Book 10 (Winged Warriors) **Coming soon** HERE'S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WAR OF THE FAE, BOOK 2: "Call To Arms was even BETTER than its predecessor, The Changelings. I had no idea that my weekend would include reading all 4 of these books in succession - normally I prefer to get to bed before the sun rises. But holy pixie, Ms. Casey deftly writes with a passion, clarity, and humor that consumes the mind and engages readers of any age." ~Betweenthebind.blogspot.com “Call to Arms is truly an amazing sequel and I absolutely loved reading it.” ~Tiffany Loves Books, Blogger and Reviewer "Book 2 did NOT disappoint! I read it in just a few short hours and now I'm very angry with myself for not slowing down." ~ Shannon-Goodreads Member Review "Wow - just as brilliant as the first book, and I am SO HAPPY that this is the case. The book was just as thrilling, mysterious, funny (most importantly because I would've hated for Jayne to change at all) with more twists and turns in the lives of the most brilliant characters.” ~ Amazon.co.uk reviewer A message from the author: A reader fan recently set up a blog dedicated to casting the actors for the War of the Fae movie. No, it is not in production to be made into a movie, nor have I sold the rights to anyone for the movie. But just in case I ever do, my fans will be sure the casting director has a complete line-up ready! Check it out: ellecasey.com/WOTF_Movie

Call to Arms

By Lu Xun
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476774927
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 935
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Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization and “The True Story of Ah Q,” a poignant satire about the hypocrisy of Chinese national character and the first work written entirely in the Chinese vernacular. Together this collection exposes a contradictory legacy of cosmopolitan independence, polemical fractiousness, and anxious patriotism that continues to resonate in Chinese intellectual life today.

A Call to Vengeance

By David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope
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  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Book Code : 1625796293
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 423
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Book three in the nationally best-selling Manticore Ascendant series, a prequel series to David Weber's multiple New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series. Sequel to A Call to Duty and A Call to Arms. After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticore’s own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known: their own political gain. It’s up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from these threats, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before. Weakened but not defeated, the mercenary forces and their mysterious employer could return at any time, and the anti-Navy faction within Parliament is growing. The situation becomes even more dire when fresh tragedy strikes the Star Kingdom. While the House of Winton faces their enemies at home, Travis, Lisa, and the other officers of the Royal Manticoran Navy must reunite with old friends and join new allies to hunt down and eliminate the forces arrayed against them in a galaxy-spanning conspiracy. Manticore has learned that the universe is not a safe place, but the Star Kingdom’s enemies are about to learn it's dangerous to mess with the Manticore!

A Call to Insurrection

By David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope
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  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Book Code : 1625798520
  • Total of Pages : 491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 983
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Book four in the nationally best-selling Manticore Ascendant series, set in the world of David Weber’s multiple New York Times best-selling Honorverse series. Yesterday, the Star Kingdom of Manticore was a small, unimportant interstellar backwater. A quiet little star nation, only recently recovered from the devastating blow of the Plague Years. More affluent than some, perhaps, but with little to attract trade or interstellar commerce, it had little need for a navy . . . and even less interest in paying for one. But Manticore has now become a target. The Star Kingdom isn't certain who is attacking it, or why, or what its mysterious foe can possibly want, but Queen Elizabeth I knows she has to find out. And she knows that whatever some of her subjects think, Manticore does need a navy. And it needs allies, friends like the dynamic Republic of Haven and the Andermani Empire. It needs their trade . . . and to learn from their more experienced and powerful navies. It is the job of officers like Travis Long and his wife, Lisa, to acquire that experience. Of utterly inexperienced diplomats like Travis's brother Gavin, Earl Winterfall, to build those alliances. They have been sent to the powerful Andermani Empire to do just that, for the Imperial Navy is one of the most potent and experienced fleets in the galaxy. But the Andermani have problems of their own. Their Emperor's death is the trigger for insurrection, and now that powerful and experienced navy is locked in civil war. The Manticoran visitors find themselves squarely in the path of the storm, and before Travis, Lisa, and Gavin can accomplish anything else, they first have to survive. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A Call to Arms: “The plotting is as solid as ever, with smaller scenes building to an explosive, action-packed crescendo, and the authors strike a nice balance between technical details of space flight and the human cost of war.”—Publishers Weekly Praise for prequel A Call to Duty: “This exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses . . . fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result. Like Robert A. Heinlein and Orson Scott Card, Weber and Zahn are telling a story about a teenage character but writing for readers of all ages.”—Booklist “A new series set in the universe of Weber's popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. . . . Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. . . . [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with . . . intrigue and political drama.”—Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”—Publishers Weekly “. . . everything you could want in a heroine. . . . Excellent . . . plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”—Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .”—Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: “Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.”—Publishers Weekly“[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel.” —Blogcritics “[Conqueror’s Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.”—Booklist “Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.”—Kirkus Review

Arms Open Wide

By Sherri Gragg
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0718011449
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 334
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Come near. Stop striving. The Master of the banquet has raised His glass to welcome you as His dear child. So often Christians view Christ as someone who’s far away and can’t be approached until they have their lives in order. In Arms Open Wide, author Sherri Gragg proves that Christ is a kinder, more tender, more loving Savior than many understand Him to be. Sherri writes in fictional narrative form while mixing biblical history with scripture, creating a setting that transforms readers back in time and places them right in Jesus’ presence. For thirty-four days readers walk with the Savior to witness miraculous healings and events, and give fresh insight into His power by thinking and feeling with people whose lives became instantly transformed by His love and grace. Readers journey with Jesus and His disciples in the most important time in history. Hearts will be stirred and lives will be changed as readers draw near and walk with the Savior as never before. Features & Benefits: Helps readers experience the kindness and grace of Jesus Instills a deep, lasting impression about the love and forgiveness our Savior offers Will transform readers as they engage in a first-person experience of what it might have been like to walk with Jesus when He was on the earth Brings to life biblical traditions and customs while helping readers experience Jesus’ life and the miracles He performed

Call to Arms: Over By Christmas

By David Bilton
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 147387338X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 206
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For many years the Home Front was the Cinderella of the Great War. However, in recent years it has been acknowledged for the essential part it played in the successful prosecution of the war for the Allies. The same factors were at play in each of the warring states, but each reacted in its own ways to the demands. This book builds upon The Home Front in the Great War, published in 2003, providing a fully illustrated account of every aspect of the civilian war. Much of it based around the experiences of two completely different places, Hull and Reading, showing that the experience of war was equally as hard and banal for both. The illustrations are usefully grouped into themes allowing the reader to compare life in different countries. A wealth of material is also included from across the United Kingdom, making this a book that will be of national interest. Much of the material included has not been seen since it was first published almost 100 years ago, and many of the photographs have never been in print in this country, and some anywhere before. Also included are a selection of short articles from local papers, that show exactly what the general population was feeling and experiencing during the troubled years of the Great War. What makes this book unique is that it is not only a home front history of Britain, but also a history of the warring nations and the neutral countries affected.