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Her Majesty's American
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THE UNION JACK TAKES TO SPACE! All-new alternate history science fiction from New York Times best-selling author Steve White. In an alternate future where the British empire never crumbled, the space ships of Her Majesty’s Navy work to keep the spaceways safe. Commander Robert Rogers of the Royal Space Navy is a defense intelligence officer known for his unconventional ways. Rogers is American born-and-raised, a loyal citizen of the Viceroyalty of North America. He’s a descendant of the founder of the highly effective, pro-British Rogers’ Rangers during the Colonial unpleasantries of 1776, and he’s inherited his ancestor’s intelligence and drive in spades. But there are those among the stars who are not so happy being subjects of the British Empire. In the Tau Ceti system, a cauldron of trouble brews as a terrorist faction of the rebellious Sons of Arnold attacks the empire from within, and warships of the theocratic Caliphate enters the system, prepared to do their worse to destroy the hated empire head on.  Yet standing against the coming anarchy and tyranny is one intrepid spy prepared to risk all for queen and empire: COMMANDER ROBERT ROGERS, HER MAJESTY’S AMERICAN About Her Majesty's American: 'White  presents thought provoking observations about humanity in an alternate future, with clever twists and turns.'— Booklist 'With a strong combination of alternate history, science fact, and science fiction, White (the Starfire series) takes readers into a future of interplanetary colonization and threats both foreign and domestic.'— Publishers Weekly About Steve White: “Creative . . . White seamlessly inserts his characters into history, blending science fiction and vintage military action to deliver a fast-paced, high-stakes story. The time travel leads to a twisty, clever series of surprises and plot mechanics.”— Publishers Weekly on Soldiers out of Time “White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.”— Publishers Weekly “. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .”— Publishers Weekly “. . . Engaging entertainment . . . much suspense and many well-handled action scenes . . .”— Booklist

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 04.06.2020
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Into the Dark Water
21,99 € *
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Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. However, a full chronicle of PT-109¿s wartime story has heretofore been lacking. Behind the familiar account of the future president and the boat¿s violent demise is the little-known record under two previous officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal.In these mainly nocturnal fights, when the Japanese navy was at its apex, America¿s small, fast-boat flotillas would sally out to probe enemy strength, vying with enemy destroyers, who were similarly roaming the waters and able to blast a PT-boat out of the water if main armament could be brought to bear. It was constant hit-and-run and dodging between searchlights across Iron Bottom Sound, as the PT-boats darted in among the enemy fleet, like a¿barroom brawl with the lights turned out.¿Bryant Larson and Rollin Westholm preceded Kennedy as commanders of PT-109, and their fights with the brave ship and its crew hold second to none in the chronicles of US Navy daring. As the battles moved on across the Pacific the PT-boat flotillas gained confidence, even as the Japanese, too, learned lessons in how to destroy them.Under its third and final commander, Kennedy, PT-109 came a cropper as a Japanese destroyer suddenly emerged from a dark mist and rammed it in half. Two crewmen were killed immediately but Kennedy, formerly on the swim team at Harvard, was able to shepherd his wounded and others to refuge. His unsurpassed gallantry can not resist retelling, yet the courage of the book¿s previous commanders have not till now seen the light of day.This book provides the complete record of PT-109 in the Pacific, as well as a valuable glimpse of how the American Navy¿s daring and initiative found its full playing field in World War II.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.06.2020
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Her Majesty's American
18,99 € *
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THE UNION JACK TAKES TO SPACE! All-new alternate history science fiction from New York Times best-selling author Steve White. In an alternate future where the British empire never crumbled, the space ships of Her Majesty’s Navy work to keep the spaceways safe. Commander Robert Rogers of the Royal Space Navy is a defense intelligence officer known for his unconventional ways. Rogers is American born-and-raised, a loyal citizen of the Viceroyalty of North America. He’s a descendant of the founder of the highly effective, pro-British Rogers’ Rangers during the Colonial unpleasantries of 1776, and he’s inherited his ancestor’s intelligence and drive in spades. But there are those among the stars who are not so happy being subjects of the British Empire. In the Tau Ceti system, a cauldron of trouble brews as a terrorist faction of the rebellious Sons of Arnold attacks the empire from within, and warships of the theocratic Caliphate enters the system, prepared to do their worse to destroy the hated empire head on.  Yet standing against the coming anarchy and tyranny is one intrepid spy prepared to risk all for queen and empire: COMMANDER ROBERT ROGERS, HER MAJESTY’S AMERICAN About Her Majesty's American: 'White  presents thought provoking observations about humanity in an alternate future, with clever twists and turns.'— Booklist 'With a strong combination of alternate history, science fact, and science fiction, White (the Starfire series) takes readers into a future of interplanetary colonization and threats both foreign and domestic.'— Publishers Weekly About Steve White: “Creative . . . White seamlessly inserts his characters into history, blending science fiction and vintage military action to deliver a fast-paced, high-stakes story. The time travel leads to a twisty, clever series of surprises and plot mechanics.”— Publishers Weekly on Soldiers out of Time “White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.”— Publishers Weekly “. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .”— Publishers Weekly “. . . Engaging entertainment . . . much suspense and many well-handled action scenes . . .”— Booklist

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.06.2020
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