Articles tagged "military"
The May 2017 Indie Next list includes three Macmillan titles!
BROKEN RIVER by J. Robert Lennon
“Here’s a gripping and memorable thriller about a family that moves into a house where, several years earlier, a double homicide took place. Lots of mysteries in this tricky story, lots of great characters, and one really cool narrative device: the story is told from the perspective of an observer, a sort of ‘invisible presence without corporeal substance,’ as the author describes it. On its surface a clever thriller, underneath a dark family drama, this is one haunting novel.” — Booklist
THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo
A Library Journal Spring 2017 Debut Novels pick! An Army trucker goes AWOL before her third deployment, and ends up in the Standard Grand, a sanctuary for homeless veterans suffering from PTSD in the Catskill Mountains. But the Grand is sitting on a shale formation coveted by a corporate executive. “…Nicorvo’s muscular and energetic prose will stun readers with its poignancy, while providing a punch to the solar plexus. Alongside BILLY LYNN’S LONG, HALFTIME WALK and YELLOW BIRDS, THE STANDARD GRAND is an important and deeply human contribution to the national conversation.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove
What do Marilyn Monroe, Ancient Egypt, an Alaskan pararescue jumper and the word “privilege” have in common? They’re all subjects of new nonfiction titles available now from Macmillan!
MARILYN IN MANHATTAN: Her Year of Joy by Elizabeth Winder
A true love letter to Marilyn, and a joyous portrait of a city bursting with life and art, MARILYN IN MANHATTAN is a lively look at two American treasures: New York and Marilyn Monroe. “Winder is a gifted writer and Monroe a fascinating, complex subject; this book will prove nearly impossible to put down for the actress’s many fans.” — Publishers Weekly
THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT VOLUME 2: From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom by John Romer
Drawing on a lifetime of research, archaeologist John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom in the second volume of this expansive history of ancient Egypt. “This engaging recasting of ancient Egyptian civilization will provide an eye-opening text for both specialists and non-specialists who will no doubt eagerly await the next installment of this iconoclastic study.” — Library Journal
NEVER QUIT: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ by Jimmy Settle & Don Rearden
The epic memoir of Alaskan pararescue jumper, Special Forces Operator, and decorated war hero Jimmy Settle. “This is classic military writing, and Settle’s stories will be readily enjoyed by those seeking to know more about this unusual military force. Older teens interested in the military will find much of value in Settle’s life story.” — Booklist readmoreremove
In honor of Veteran’s Day we’d like to share with you these bestselling and recently published titles:
WAY OF THE REAPER: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper by Nicholas Irving, with Gary Brozek
A thrilling account of Nick “The Reaper” Irving’s 10 greatest sniper kill missions that provide insight into the art of being a sniper.
DAGGER 22: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan by Michael Golembesky
The thrilling true story of a Marine special forces unit in a battle for their lives in Afghanistan from the New York Times bestselling author of LEVEL ZERO HEROES.
FIGHTING BLIND: A Green Beret’s Story of Extraordinary Courage by Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice
The true story of Ivan Castro, a Green Beret who was blinded by mortar fire in combat and fought his way back to active duty with help from the Boston Marathon.
SEVEN DAYS OF INFAMY: Pearl Harbor Across the World by Nicholas Best
The fascinating details of the week surrounding the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor—seven days that would change the world forever.
RELENTLESS STRIKE: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command by Sean Naylor
A New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback. The bestselling explosive secret history of Joint Special Operations Command—the powerful and secretive military organization responsible for America’s covert war on terror.
Larry Bond's military thriller EXIT PLAN has already received two starred reviews! When a group of SEALs are forced to abandon their submarine, they're taken hostage in Iran. Escape goes from a desire to a requirement when they uncover an imminent plot against the United States.
In their starred review Publishers Weekly said,
"Set in 2013, this ripped from the headlines tale of SEAL adventures and global politics from bestseller Bond (RED STORM RISING with Tom Clancy) shows once again his absolute mastery of the military action novel. [...] Bond’s refusal to demonize most of the Iranians gives the characters a solid, real-life feel that cranks up both the tension and believability."
In their starred review Kirkus Reviews said,
"The writing is clear and crisp, the characters strong and deserving of sympathy. The reader may feel tempted to mentally wave a flag and chant “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” as our country takes extreme measures to preserve the peace, but Israelis and Iranians are also portrayed as strong, tough and generally principled patriots.
"Iran’s nuclear ambitions are prominent in the news. That makes this novel a perfectly timed, first-class read."