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deserter, and other military tales and sketches

Robert Gemmell

deserter, and other military tales and sketches

or, Soldiering thirty years ago ....

by Robert Gemmell

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Published by Porteous Brothers in Glasgow .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL16483542M

His novels include The Deserter, (written with Alex DeMille), The Cuban Affair, Radiant Angel, Plum Island, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter, which was made into a major motion picture, starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. He has written short stories, book reviews, and articles for magazines and newspapers. "The series of tales and sketches which make up this book are all founded on fact and are the actual experiences of pilots and observers, chiefly on the western front."--Introduction. Description: x, , [1] pages 19 cm: Responsibility: by "Wing Adjutant.".

The Deserter A Novel (Book): DeMille, Nelson: "A taut, psychologically suspenseful military thriller about two army investigators on the hunt in Venezuela for an army deserter who might know too much about a secret Pentagon operation"-- Provided by publisher.   The Deserter by prolific author Nelson DeMille is co-written with his son, Alex DeMille. Readers will not be disappointed. After all, what is there not to like with a DeMille novel. It has a thrilling mystery, engaging characters, and humorous/sarcastic banter.

Three Tales From the Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and The Spectre Bridegroom Hardcover – Washington IrvingSeller Rating: % positive.   The book The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II, by Charles Glass, tells an interesting WWII story that not many have heard – the story of the deserters. A deserter is a military term used for soldiers who have left their posts without permission. Unlike the term Absence Without Leave (AWOL) used for soldiers who leave their posts temporarily, “deserters” refers to those who.


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Deserter, and other military tales and sketches by Robert Gemmell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Deserter is the first outing for military police officer and all-around legendary hero, Scott Brodie, in the DeMilles's most electrifying and downright exhilarating thriller to date. Action-packed, fraught with danger and with plenty of political intrigue, we are treated to a stellar read from beginning to end and a book that produces so many 4/5.

The book's description, cover and reviews provide an impression that is much different than the actual content. Rather than being exposed to a study of desertion we receive verbose accounts of just three deserters.

While I can see this is a way to humanize the subject it drastically reduces the scope and by: 4. The book is very interesting and shines light on the issue of desertion in World War 2 on the Western Allied side, but it is not my kinda book, glad it's finished so I can start a new book.

Also the writers inclusion of the one story of Al Whitehead is of no use at all as the writer himself shows doubt as to whether the stories told by /5. In a new book, The Deserters, military had to do something about it.

There were shootouts between the Paris police and the American and British MPs on one side and the deserters on and other military tales and sketches book other. When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army’s elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines.

But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured. Then a and other military tales and sketches book video sent to Mercer’s Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of classified Army intelligence has.

Robert Gemmell has written: 'Montague: a drama, and other poems' 'The deserter, and other military tales and sketches'. Since you're also looking at the time period around the Civil War, I would check out the Prologue article, and contact [email protected] to request the compiled Military Service Record, any courts-martial records, and any other records that may be related to his service.

If you've been following the thread, there have been some other. tales of the peculiar Download tales of the peculiar or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get tales of the peculiar book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. A few of the men joined other Confederate units, and the rest, along with Clemens, scattered.

Twain would recall this experience, a bit fuzzily and with some fictional embellishments, in The Private History of the Campaign That Failed (). In that memoir he extenuated his history as a deserter on the grounds that he was not made for. sketches, or sketchlike essays.

James Lawson () in his Tales and Sketches: by a Cosmopolite (), notably in The Dapper Gentleman’s Story, is also plainly a follower of Irving.

We come to a different vein in the work of such writers as William Tappan Thompson (), author of the amusing stories in letter.

The law, as covered by Article 85 (Desertion) and Article 86 (Absence Without Leave) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, states that if a soldier intends to remain away from the Army permanently, and if the reason the soldier abandoned his post was to avoid important duty, the soldier could be court-martialed for desertion.

Conversely, if. THE DESERTER by Nelson and Alex DeMille merits two reviews. One as a novel, and the other related to some of the backdrop content. And I am trying for no spoilers in either review. Looking at it as a novel, it is a well crafted, clever story with really good character development.

That said, this is an atrociously written anti-American screed. It is full of cliches. It took me forever to finish reading the book because it is so lacking in authenticity. I have never been in the military, but many of the incidents he reports in basic training and in Iraq seem like pieces stolen from movies rather than real s: This Library of America book, with its companion volume, is the most comprehensive collection ever published of Mark Twain’s short writings—the incomparable stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales, speeches, satires, and maxims of America’s greatest humorist.

Arranged chronologically and containing many piece. The Alhambra: a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in MayConsisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition", also titled Tales of the s: The Deserter (Book): DeMille, Nelson: When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army's elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines.

But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured. Then a second video sent to Mercer's Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of.

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The Deserter A Novel (Book): DeMille, Nelson: "A taut, psychologically suspenseful military thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille--writing with his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille--about two army investigators on the hunt in Venezuela for an army deserter who might know too much about a secret Pentagon operation"-- Provided by publisher.

The Deserter A Novel (Book): DeMille, Nelson: When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army's elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines.

But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured. Then a second video sent to Mercer's Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper. “The Deserter” looks like book 1 in a new series.

Scott and Maggie will be good characters to follow along on adventures if some of the mechanics if the writing can be tightened up. They are well developed with enough room for more discovery to s: K. InWashington Irving arrived in Granada, Spain, to research a book on the region.

During his stay at the tumbledown Alhambra Palace, the writer became fascinated by the building's history and lore, entranced by "its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque." A must-read for modern-day visitors to the grand palace, this edition presents a selection of Irving's tales.

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The Deserter, by father and son team, Nelson and Alex DeMille, is a classic military thriller. The two main characters, Brodie and Taylor, make a great team, and no doubt will be in other up-coming DeMille books.

However, the villain, Captain Kyle Mercer steals the show.