Literature & Fiction

Weapons of choice

by  John Birmingham
Rating
(2 )

729 weaponsofchoiceThe impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has thrust an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding toward Midway Atoll—and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war.

The Return of the King

by  J.R.R. Tolkien
Rating
(0 )

795 return kingThe Return of the King is the third part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by the Orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman.

The Lord of the Rings

by  J.R.R. Tolkien
Rating
(0 )

796 lordof the ringsThe Lord of the Rings is the third best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold, while the fourth best-selling novel is Tolkien's The Hobbit. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier, less complex children's fantasy novel The Hobbit , but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during the Second World War.

The Loch

by  Steve Alten
Rating
(1 )

679 lochLoch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Why, after thousands of reported sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there still no hard evidence? Marine biologist Zachery Wallace knows, but the shock of his near-drowning as a child on Loch Ness have buried all memories of the incident.

The Dogs of War

by  Frederick Forsyth
Rating
(1 )

810 dogs warHighly controversial until today, the Dogs of War, one of Forsyth's first novels, introduces the reader to the dark world of mercenaries and their role in shaping the political situation in third world countries during the 60's and 70's.

Straits of Power

by  Joe Buff
Rating
(1 )

723 straitspowerCommander Jeffrey Fuller, is accustomed to victory in battle. But for his latest mission he is informed that the only way he can succeed is if he crosses into enemy waters -- without firing a single shot.  His objective: recover a spy. The world of espionage is unknown territory for Fuller. He is ordered to locate an asset, code-named Zeno, who may hold the key to staving off a crippling Axis attack. But this new world is full of lies, feints, and betrayals. In combat, Fuller always knows who his enemy is and how to defeat him. In the shadow world of covert operatives and counterintelligence, the distinction between enemy and ally is far more elusive.

The Foresight War

by  Anthony G. Williams
Rating
(1 )

645 foresight warWhat if – you went to sleep as usual in 2004 – and woke up in 1934?

What if – you had vital knowledge about the forthcoming Second World War, and could prove that you came from the future?

What could you do to affect British policy, strategy, tactics and equipment?

The Silmarillion

by  J.R.R. Tolkien
Rating
(0 )

789 silmarillionThe tales of The Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing; he worked on the book throughout his life but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.

Days of Infamy

by  Harry Turtledove
Rating
(1 )

657 infamyIt is December 7, 1941, and the Japanese launch an attack against United States naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor. The Japanese follow up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii. With American military forces subjugated and civilians living in fear of their conquerors, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast.

 

Heretic

by  Bernard Cornwell
Rating
(1 )

667 hereticFor years, English archer Thomas of Hookton has been searching for the Holy Grail. Thomas is not certain it ever existed, but obscure clues link his family to the mysterious vessel. In 1347, driven by his desire to plumb the truth of the Grail as well as to earn money from the plunder of French lands and property, Thomas and a small group of soldiers capture a castle in Gascony, the homeland of Thomas's father.

TOP RATED BOOKS

The Iliad

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Troj...

Atlas of Gastroenterology

Accurate, high-quality images are especially vital for gastrointestinal therapy. The Atlas of Gastroenterology is a gol...

War and Peace

Widely considered the greatest novel ever written in any language, War and Peace has as its backdrop Napoleon's invasion...

The trial and death of Socrates

The trial of Socrates refers to the trial and the subsequent execution of the Athenian philosopher Socrates in 399 BC. S...

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians; he began at the mome...

MOST POPULAR BOOKS

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4th edition (Metcalf …

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater ...

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is the third best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold, while the fourth ...

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massiv...

Engineering and Technology in Ancient Greece

The ancient Greeks had made a remarkable advancement, in the field of Engineering and Technology. Their achievements, fr...

The Big One

It is the summer of 1947 and Europe is being torn apart by a war nobody can win. Nazi Germany occupies everything from t...