The Valley

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ISBN: 9780698186279
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Number of pages: 416
Author: John Renehan
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Valley in PDF and EPUB *Named one of Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2015 *Selected as a Military Times's Best Book of the Year “You’re going up the Valley.” Black didn’t know its name, but he knew it lay deeper and higher than any other place Americans had ventured. You had to travel through a network of interlinked valleys, past all the other remote American outposts, just to get to its mouth. Everything about the place was myth and rumor, but one fact was clear: There were many valleys in the mountains of Afghanistan, and most were hard places where people died hard deaths. But there was only one Valley. It was the farthest, and the hardest, and the worst. When Black, a deskbound admin officer, is sent up the Valley to investigate a warning shot fired by a near-forgotten platoon, he can only see it as the final bureaucratic insult in a short and unhappy Army career. What he doesn’t know is that his investigation puts at risk the centuries-old arrangements that keep this violent land in fragile balance, and will launch a shattering personal odyssey of obsession and discovery as Black reckons with the platoon’s dark secrets, accumulated over endless hours fighting and dying in defense of an indefensible piece of land. The Valley is a riveting tour de force that changes our understanding of the men who fight our wars and announces John Renehan as one of the great American storytellers of our time. From the Hardcover edition.


Through the Valley

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ISBN: 9781682470596
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: William Reeder
Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Download and read online Through the Valley in PDF and EPUB Through the Valley is the memoir of an American prisoner of war in Vietnam. It is the true story of courage, hope, and survival. The author faced combat in some of the biggest battles of the Vietnam War. After being shot down and captured, he mustered the will to survive an ordeal in jungle cages, a forced death march of several hundred miles, and months of anguish in the notorious prisons of Hanoi. His tenacity in the face of unimaginable hardship is not only a captivating story, but serves as an inspiration to us all. This is an account with lessons for those in service who continue to face the demands of combat. It is also a human story that appeals to a broad general readership across the United States and around the world, much as have other POW stories such as Undefeated and The Railway Man. William Reeder’s story is different than most published POW accounts. Unlike the majority of U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine pilots who were shot down and captured inside North Vietnam then moved quickly into established prison camps, Reeder was captured inside South Vietnam and held in jungle cages in Cambodia before enduring a grueling forced march of several hundred miles. That march took the lives of seven out of his small group of 27 POWs. He was the last U.S. Army prisoner taken in the war to have survived his captivity. The memoir begins with Reeder’s return to Vietnam on his second tour of duty. It carries through his missions as a Cobra attack helicopter pilot during the rapidly deteriorating military situation in early 1972. His writing puts the reader right in the cockpit in the churning cauldron of war. Reeder cuts to the fear and anxiety, the thrill and the horror of combat, friendships made and friends lost. The story continues through his shoot down, capture, and struggle to survive a long and arduous march up the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Reeder shares the torment and pain of his ordeal, but always in the light of the hope that he never lost. More than anything, this is a story of hope and renewal. His memoir reinforces the themes of courage and sacrifice, belief in self, undying faith, strength of family, love of country, loyalty among comrades, and how precious is this thing called freedom that we so often take for granted.


Account of the Valley of Munnipore and of the Hill Tribes with a Comparative Vocabulary of the Munnipore and Other Languages

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ISBN: WISC:89044671634
Release Date: 1859
Number of pages: 75
Author: W. McCulloch
Publisher:

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Peace in the Valley

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ISBN: 9781601427816
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 320
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Publisher: Multnomah

Download and read online Peace in the Valley in PDF and EPUB In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain. Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family. As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he's sought for so long?


The Valley of Kashmir

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ISBN: 8120616308
Release Date: 1895
Number of pages: 478
Author: Sir Walter Roper Lawrence
Publisher: Asian Educational Services

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Dry Bones in the Valley A Novel The Henry Farrell Series

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ISBN: 9780393243031
Release Date: 2014-07-07
Number of pages: 288
Author: Tom Bouman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Dry Bones in the Valley A Novel The Henry Farrell Series in PDF and EPUB Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller and Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell is drawn into a murder investigation that might tear his sleepy community apart. Tom Bouman's chilling and evocative debut introduces one of the most memorable new characters in detective fiction and uncovers a haunting section of rural Pennsylvania, where gas drilling is bringing new wealth and eroding neighborly trust. Dry Bones in the Valley is the first book in the Henry Farrell series. Tom Bouman's Officer Farrell returns in Fateful Mornings.


The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings

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ISBN: 9780199931637
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Number of pages: 648
Author: Kent Weeks
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings in PDF and EPUB The royal necropolis of New Kingdom Egypt, known as the Valley of the Kings (KV), is one of the most important--and celebrated--archaeological sites in the world. Located on the west bank of the Nile river, about three miles west of modern Luxor, the valley is home to more than sixty tombs, all dating to the second millennium BCE. The most famous of these is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Other famous pharaoh's interred here include Hatshepsut, the only queen found in the valley, and Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's greatest ruler. Much has transpired in the study and exploration of the Valley of the Kings over the last few years. Several major discoveries have been made, notably the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV 63, a previously unknown tomb found in the heart of the valley. Many areas of the royal valley have been explored for the first time using new technologies, revealing ancient huts, shrines, and stelae. New studies of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and other aspects of the royal mummies have produced important and sometimes controversial results. The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings provides an up-to-date and thorough reference designed to fill a very real gap in the literature of Egyptology. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, and researchers with an interest in this key area of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters locate the Valley of the Kings in space and time. Subsequent chapters offer focused examinations of individual tombs: their construction, content, development, and significance. Finally, the book discusses the current status of ongoing issues of preservation and archaeology, such as conservation, tourism, and site management. In addition to recent work mentioned above, aerial imaging, remote sensing, studies of the tombs' architectural and decorative symbolism, problems of conservation site management, and studies of KV-related temples are just some of the aspects not covered in any other work on the Valley of the Kings. This volume promises to become the primary scholarly reference work on this important World Heritage Site.



Echoes across the valley

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ISBN: 9966467394
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 258
Author: Arthur I. Luvai
Publisher: East African Educ Pr

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Zion in the Valley

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ISBN: 0826262643
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 520
Author: Walter Ehrlich
Publisher: University of Missouri Press

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In the Valley

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ISBN: 0554230836
Release Date: 2008-08
Number of pages: 332
Author: Harold Frederic
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online In the Valley in PDF and EPUB It may easily be that during the many years which have come and gone since the eventful time of my childhood Memory has played tricks upon me to the prejudice of Truth.


Into the Valley

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ISBN: 0803273282
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Number of pages: 79
Author: John Hersey
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Into the Valley in PDF and EPUB John Hersey (1914?93) was a correspondent for Time and Life magazines when in 1942 he was sent to cover Guadalcanal, the largest of the Solomon Islands in the Western Pacific. While there, Hersey observed a small battle upon which Into the Valley is based. While the battle itself was not of great significance, Hersey gives insightful details concerning the jungle environment, recounts conversations among the men before, during, and after battle, and describes how the wounded were evacuated as well as other works of daily heroism.


Valley of the Gods

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ISBN: 9781476778945
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 272
Author: Alexandra Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Valley of the Gods in PDF and EPUB "A Wall Street Journal columnist for "Weekend Confidential" explores the hubris and ambition of Silicon Valley innovators who are changing the world, tracing the stories of three upstarts who left promising college educations in favor of developing billion-dollar ideas"--NoveList.


The Valley of Shenandoah

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ISBN: UOM:39015063602448
Release Date: 1825
Number of pages:
Author: George Tucker
Publisher:

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In the Valley of the Cahuengas

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ISBN: UCBK:C006865404
Release Date: 1922
Number of pages: 48
Author: Laurance Landreth Hill
Publisher:

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