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No Front Line

Author : Chris Masters
ISBN : 9781760638962
Genre : History
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The soldiers of the SAS, the Commandos and Special Operations Engineer Regiment are Australia's most highly trained soldiers. Their work is often secret, their bravery undeniable and for thirteen years they were at the forefront of Australia's longest war. Shunning acclaim, they are the Australian Defence Forces' brightest and best skilled. In an extraordinary investigation undertaken over ten years, Chris Masters opens up the heart of Australia's Special Forces and their war in Afghanistan. He gives voice to the soldiers, he takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced and provides the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country's elite fighting forces. But he also asks difficult questions that reveal controversial clouds hanging over our Special Operations mission in Afghanistan. For Australia, there is no more important war to examine in detail. Afghanistan lives in our recent past and will continue to occupy our future. Masterfully told, No Front Line will find a place as one of Australia's finest books on contemporary soldiering. 'In this remarkable book about the intense combat environment experienced by our soldiers in Afghanistan, Chris Masters captures the highs, the lows, the courage and the sacrifice of Australian warriors and their loved ones in our longest war.' - Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) 'This book tells a story that many of us had not told our loved ones and will no doubt help to articulate and heal all those who sacrificed much in and out of uniform.' - Commando Warrant Officer 'I was impressed by [No Front Line's] detail, quality and objectivity...I wanted to reassure you that most Regiment members understand this and are speaking positively about the book.' - Former SASR Patrol Sergeant 'Thank you Chris Masters for your dedication and attention to detail in documenting this most comprehensive story of Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan.' - Former Commando corporal 'I have always felt that 90% of the blokes in the unit would be supportive of the book...' - SASR Troop Sergeant 'Brilliant. There's seriously no one else in Australia with the knowledge that Chris Masters has in relation to Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan. Lots of lessons learned and examples of heroism that if not for Chris Masters would be lost forever.' - Former Commando Major 'Thanks for your professionalism and intellectual honesty. It is much needed in this space.' - Former SASR Trooper 'Well done. Great to see the boys being recognised for their sacrifice.' - Former Commando Lance Corporal 'I think you captured the feelings of many of us at the end of that deployment perfectly.' - Former Special Forces Major
Category: History

At The Front Line

Author : Mark Johnston
ISBN : 0521523230
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A moving insight into the experience of war, based on the letters and diaries of over 300 soldiers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Frontline

Author : David Loyn
ISBN : 9780857655394
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘If you are in a battle and you are filming, your adrenalin rises to a very high level. You can get hooked on that. [...] You have to get in and get your pictures out. It's a wonderful challenge.' Remember turning on the television and seeing shots of rockets fired at night in the first Gulf War, the first massacre victims in Kosovo, the US bomb that killed women and children in a bunker in Baghdad, and Mullah Omar declaring holy war for the Taliban? The men and women at the Frontline news agency believed the public should see the true horrors of war and courageously went where other news organisations feared to tread. Risking everything to show the truth, they travelled the world’s most dangerous places in a quest to live life to the full, a quest some paid for with their lives. This is their story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

No True Glory Fallujah And The Struggle In Iraq

Author : Bing West
ISBN : 9780553901429
Genre : History
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Bing West's The Strongest Tribe and The March Up. "This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."–Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city–against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion–only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level–senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines–No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex–and often costly–interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century. NOTE: This version does not include the photo insert.
Category: History

On The Front Line Of Life

Author : Stephen Leacock
ISBN : 9781550025217
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the last years of his life, Leacock wrote informal essays blending humour with a conversational style about topics like education, literature, economics, Canada's place in the world, and the joys and sorrows of his life. These passionate, personal essays convey the message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.-These essays reveal a personal Leacock, conveying the message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.
Category: Literary Criticism

Front Line Defense

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity
ISBN : PSU:000063507867
Genre : Electronic government information
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Category: Electronic government information

The Old Front Line

Author : John Masefield
ISBN : 9781844154456
Genre : History
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July 1st 1916 is a date that remains embedded in the British folk memory. It was the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the day on which British and Empire troops suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, a third of them fatal. In this evocative classic memoir John Masefield, the future Poet Laureate, describes the battleground over which the armies were to fight. He had spent months at the front and was familiar with the men, the trenches that they inhabited and the conditions that they endured. 'The Old Front Line' was written shortly after the battle, and this elegant account will still move the modern reader as well as providing a valuable guide for the many 21st century visitors to the battlefield. This edition has a powerful new Introduction by Martin Middlebrook.
Category: History

Front Line Of Freedom

Author : Keith P. Griffler
ISBN : 0813122988
Genre : History
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Uses letters, reminiscences, and oral histories to examine the interracial enterprise known as the Underground Railroad and to explore the risks taken by daring and courageous African Americans and whites in the Ohio River Valley.
Category: History

Frontline Christians In A Bottom Line World

Author : Linda Rios Brook
ISBN : 9780768429664
Genre : Business & Economics
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Frontline Christians in a Bottom Line World debunks the traditional notion that business and belief do not create a profitable partnership. Linda Rios Brook, with a 20-year career as a president of network TV affiliates, gives the inside track on how one can maintain Christian integrity amidst the cutthroat politics of corporate America. Taking cues from Old Testament rulers like Joseph, Daniel and David, Brooks plots a game plan on how to not only survive but also how to thrive the ups and downs of marketplace ministry while still glorifying God. Entrepreneurs and evangelists alike should heed these wise words on the apostolic anointing to take dominion over the working world.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ec Archives Frontline Combat Volume 3

Author : Harvey Kurtzman
ISBN : 9781506715353
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"Legendary artists Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, John Severin, and Will Elder illustrate these powerful stories written by Kurtzman and Jerry DeFuccio. Long considered to be among the best war stories ever written, Frontline Combat tells poignant tales of "War and Fighting Men," reprinted here in spectacular full color"--amazon.com.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Judgment On The Front Line

Author : Chris DeRose
ISBN : 9781101561713
Genre : Business & Economics
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Front-line employees who deal directly with customers are the face of any organization. Not only do they have the most impact on how a brand is perceived, but they are also the most valuable source of insight into what customers want and how to give it to them. Unfortunately, as management experts Chris DeRose and Noel M. Tichy explain, most organizations don't know how to evaluate the risk of giving employees more autonomy. Many of those who are willing to try haven't even invested resources in ensuring that-once the shackles are off-front-line employees make good judgments. Tichy and DeRose offer powerful examples of front-line leadership, such as: How Zappos trusts its people to do anything in service of a customer, including providing free product or reimbursing for mistakes How Mayo Clinic of Arizona enabled its nurses to challenge the hierarchy in order to improve patient care
Category: Business & Economics

The Challenge Of Front Line Management

Author : Ronald R. Sims
ISBN : 1567203736
Genre : Business & Economics
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The authors of this unique book--among the first to see the ways in which management is becoming reconstructed and to understand what that means at all levels--lay out the key new roles that managers must play. They show that such tasks as strategic planning, budgeting, and quality management, and such functions and attributes as marketing and customer responsiveness, are now part of their jobs and are unavoidable. The result is a far-ranging book that today's managers will need to keep pace with changes that could threaten their careers, and a book that offers others on the way up a way to start their own careers on the right foot.
Category: Business & Economics

Frontline

Author : Constance Williams
ISBN : 9781716287138
Genre : Fiction
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Book Title: "Frontline" An exceptionally beautiful woman walked into a strange town where persons weren’t accustom to seeing anyone as beautiful as her or had even dressed, anything like her! Everyone’s eyes were now staring at Janelle Reid, and many had their own covert opinion of who she could possibly be. She had only gone to visit her friend living in the providence of St. Thomas when Lorenzo’s eyes behold her beauty. However, amongst the onlookers in that town, there was one man in town who was bent set, on finding out more about her. But because the activities of his business, Lorenzo was only about to acquire her phone number but nit her name, If she was bringing with her blessings, burden or bad luck, this town's man, wanted to know! But he wanted to know her for more than one reasons. And with her phone number now in his hands, he was eager to call her and find out more. More than the beautiful exterior of her breathing figure and caramel skin. Even though she was the tame type to ease her way into his life with all he had to offer materially, she found her way into his arms and into his heart, after he had defended her and practically saved her life at a night spot brawl. Now, his love, generosity and protection towards her; had made them devoted an inseparable. But would it last forever?
Category: Fiction

Hitler S Strategic Bombing Offensive On The Eastern Front

Author : Dmitry Degtev
ISBN : 9781526789907
Genre : History
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Germany was never able to match the power of the Allied air forces with their great four-engine bombers, the Lancasters, Liberators and Flying Fortresses. Indeed, many have ascribed the defeat of Germany in the Second World to its lack of a strategic bombing force. There were, though, two occasions when the Luftwaffe’s twin-engine bombers undertook strategic objectives on a large scale. The first of these was the ‘Blitz’ of 1940-1941, in which the Luftwaffe attempted to wreck Britain’s industrial and military capacity. The second was on the eve of Operation Zitadelle, a major offensive against Soviet forces in the Kursk salient Hitler’s objective was to replicate the successful Allied mass-bombing of German cities, the Luftwaffe being tasked with destroying the main tank and aircraft production facilities and fuel depots. Hitler saw this as the necessary prelude to weaken the Russians before the ‘decisive’ onslaught of Zitadelle. The aerial operation, Carmen II, lasted for a month and covered a huge target area from the Rybinsk reservoir to the Caspian Sea. For these complex and risky night missions, all the Ju-88 and ??-111 bombers available to Hitler in the East were employed. The authors have collected a huge amount of factual material, reconstructing all the details of this little-known campaign, which was the largest operation Luftwaffe on the Eastern front. This book opens a completely new page in the history of the German air war and provides a comprehensive investigation into the nature of the targets attacked, the degree of damage suffered by the Soviet military machine, and how this affected Operation Zitadelle. The descriptions of the dangerous missions carried out by Luftwaffe as part of this operation are presented in great detail and all these exclusive facts are complemented by a large number of unique photos and documents.
Category: History

The Front Line Runs Through Every Woman

Author : Eleanor O'Gorman
ISBN : 9781847010407
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Communal Area of Chiweshe, 80 kilometres north of Harare"--P. 7.
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Frontline Delivery Of Welfare To Work Policies In Europe

Author : Rik van Berkel
ISBN : 9781317439684
Genre : Political Science
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Welfare-to-work or activation policies refer to programmes aimed at promoting the employability, labour-market and social participation of benefit recipients of working age. Frontline workers delivering these policies are conceived of as policy implementers, as policy makers, and as actors mediating politics in an arena where conflicting interests are at stake. Frontline work plays a crucial role in determining what welfare-to-work practically means and how it affects the lives of the people it targets. Yet few books have deliberatively focused on comparing what happens when frontline workers, some of whom are professional social workers, meet clients. Pioneering the provision of scholarly reflections on both theoretical and policy relevance of studying frontline practices of delivering activation, internationally renowned researchers present the first comparative analysis of how activation policies are actually delivered by frontline staff in selected EU countries and in the United States. In trying to understand and interpret frontline practices in activation, each contribution provides insights into what ‘activation in practice’ looks like, what services are provided and how they are enacted. This involves examining processes of client selection, monitoring, sanctioning and motivating, as well as the role of external service providers. This book is an important acquisition for scholars and researchers of social policy, public administration, public management, social work and policy implementation.
Category: Political Science

Soviet Women On The Frontline In The Second World War

Author : R. Markwick
ISBN : 9780230362543
Genre : History
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This is the first comprehensive study in English of Soviet women who fought against the genocidal, misogynist, Nazi enemy on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on a vast array of original archival, memoir, and published sources, this book captures the everyday experiences of Soviet women fighting, living and dying on the front.
Category: History

No True Glory

Author : Bing West
ISBN : 9780307808349
Genre : History
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"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."–Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city–against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion–only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level–senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines–No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex–and often costly–interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.
Category: History

Creative Ideas For Frontline Evangelism

Author : Simon Rundell
ISBN : 9781848252769
Genre : Religion
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Young people can seem so worldly, cynical, resistant to traditional forms of evangelism, yet they have enormous capacity for the spiritual, an openness to faith and the imagination to approach God with awe and wonder. A majority of young people have no contact with the life of faith; they have not heard the stories of Christ and or had the opportunity to experience the powerful message of the Gospel. How can the church to proclaim the Gospel afresh for this generation with imagination, style and substance? This resource book is brimming with stories, techniques and ideas for creative mission and worship that engages children and young people. Based on extensive experience working with young people in churches, schools and youthwork settings, this is a toolkit which can help give voice to that first point of contact with young people, and the first faltering steps in evangelism.
Category: Religion