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Shavetail

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Author: William L. Devitt
Publisher: North Star Pressof st Cloud
ISBN: 9780878392025
Size: 58.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Because he went a military school, when he was sent to the beaches of Normandy, it was as a liuetenant. So, this boy who had never seen battle was sent to lead others and try to bring them home safely. With photos. This book mentions many of the great battles in World War II.

Shavetail

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Author: Thomas Cobb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416561307
Size: 76.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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IN THE LITERARY TRADITION OF CORMAC MCCARTHY'S AND LARRY MCMURTRY'S HISTORICAL WESTERNS, SHAVETAIL TRACES THE BRUTAL COMING-OF-AGE OF A BOY SOLDIER STATIONED AT A REMOTE U.S. ARMY OUTPOST AND A YOUNG WOMAN'S TERRIFYING PASSAGE ACROSS THE AMERICAN FRONTIER. Set in 1871 in the unforgiving wasteland of the Arizona Territory, Shavetail is the story of Private Ned Thorne, a seventeen-year-old boy from Connecticut who has lied about his age to join the Army. On the run from a shameful past, Ned is desperate to prove his worth -- to his superiors, to his family, and most of all, to himself. Young and troubled, Ned is as green and stubborn as a "shavetail," the soldiers' term for a dangerous, untrained mule. To endure in this world, Ned must not only follow the orders of the camp's captain, Robert Franklin,but also submit to the cruel manipulations of Obediah Brickner, the camp's mule driver. Both Franklin and Brickner have been damaged by their long military service, both consider themselves able to survive the dangers of the desert -- floods, scorpions, snakes, and Indians -- and both imperil Ned. Yet there are other characters, all richly drawn, who also confront Ned: half-wit soldiers, embattled Indians hidden in cliffs, a devious and philosophical peddler, and the fleshy whores who materialize in the desert as soon as the paymaster has left camp and dance with drunken soldiers around a fire late into the night. After a band of Apaches attack a nearby ranch, killing two men and kidnapping a young woman, Ned's lieutenant -- a man seeking atonement for his own mistakes -- leads Ned and the rest of his patrol on a near-suicidal mission through rugged mountains and into Mexico in hopes of saving the woman's life. It is unlikely any can survive this folly, and those who do will be changed forever. Meticulously researched and vividly told, Shavetail renders a time when the United States was still an expanding empire, its western edge bloody with the deaths of soldiers, settlers, and Indians. In language both spare and brilliant, Cobb brings readers this lost American landscape, untouched by highways or electricity and without the comforts of civilization. Shavetail also marks the return of a great American literary voice. Cobb's first and only other novel, Crazy Heart, was published in 1987 to great acclaim and was edited by the legendary editor Ted Solotaroff. Cobb is also a former student of Donald Barthelme, who described Crazy Heart as "a bitter, witty psychological profile of genius." Brutal and deft, laced with both violence and desire, Shavetail plunges into the deepest human urges even as it marks the ground where men either survive or perish.

The Shavetail

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Author: Tawdra Kandle
Publisher: Tawdra Kandle Romance
ISBN:
Size: 54.75 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Duty. Honor. Country. Love. Romance. Passion. Paige For two long years, I’ve been silently and hopelessly in love with a guy who doesn’t see me as anything but a casual friend. I stood by and watched as he found a woman to love--and as she dumped him the day before their wedding. I haven’t given him even a hint about my true feelings. Until the day he asked me to be his pretend girlfriend. Now that he needs me, I finally have the chance I’ve been longing for--to show him how perfect we can be together. Wyatt My life was perfect. I was about to graduate from West Point and marry the most beautiful girl in the world all in the same day, then launch my career as a brand-new second lieutenant. When my fiancee dumped me, I thought I’d lost everything. I didn’t know how to go on. Until the day I panicked and asked my friend to be my fake girlfriend. She saved my ass, and now I find myself looking for reasons to keep her close . . . because it turns out I don’t want to let her go.

The Shavetail

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Author: Central Officers Training School (Camp Gordon, Dekalb County, Ga.). 5th Battalion
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 63.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Military education
Languages : en
Pages : 93
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Alien Horseman

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Author: Jules C. Ladenheim
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788423835
Size: 75.94 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 345
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Major (Count) Charles C. De Rudio, U.S.A. (Ret.), Italian by birth and American by adoption, "gave his youth to the cause of Italian liberty and spent thirty-two years of unblemished service in the United States Army." An informative biography that interlaces De Rudio's para-military and military experiences with his family life from childhood through adulthood as both husband and father. L2383HB - $34.00

The Shavetail And Other Stories

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Author: Israel Putnam
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 14.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Short stories, English
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Colorado Geographic Names

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Author: Geological Survey (U.S.). Branch of Geographic Names
Publisher:
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Size: 73.85 MB
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Category : Colorado
Languages : en
Pages : 1202
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Army Reserve Magazine

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Size: 62.72 MB
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Category : Military art and science
Languages : en
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Gleanings Of A Shavetail

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Size: 76.98 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
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Description: "Gleanings of a Shavetail" by Noel M. Seeburg, Jr. 1st Battalion, 129 Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division. Letters to family and possibly others in chronological order.

White River Resource Area Land And Resource S Management Plan Lrmp Meeker County

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Size: 64.14 MB
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When Shavetail Beats Mustang

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Author: O Club
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983055600
Size: 33.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
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Challenge yourself to live an extraordinary life, one worth writing about. The first step in this journey is the adventure of the military. When Shavetail Beats Mustang guides you through the details of joining and succeeding in the armed forces.

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