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Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet Author P. W. Singer
ISBN-10 9780544142848
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 416
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Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.



Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake

Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake Author Donald Shomette
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038575562
Release 1996
Pages 390
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On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson issued a national call to arms against Imperial Germany. What followed in the United States was a frenzied effort to build hundreds of merchant ships to replace those being destroyed in Germanys campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare. The newly created U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation embarked on a course that, in the span of a few pivotal years in American history, came to exhibit mankinds genius, ignorance, avarice, driveand follyfor the largest portion of that fleet came to rest on the muddy floor of Mallows Bay. In Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake, Donald G. Shomette recounts three fascinating tales of the wonders that lie beneath the bay. An accomplished underwater archaeologist, Shomette describes the cutting-edge technology used in the excavation of the steamship New Jersey, the underwater hunt for the earliest English colony in Maryland, and the story of the great fleet that now rests in eternal slumber beneath the waters of Mallows Bay.



Wired for War

Wired for War Author P. W. Singer
ISBN-10 1440685975
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 512
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P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.



Deadhead

Deadhead Author Donny Cates
ISBN-10 9781616556495
Release 2015
Pages 88
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"This volume collects issues #1 through #4 of Dark Horse Comics' series The Ghost Fleet."--Title page verso.



Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon Japanese Mandated Islands

Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon  Japanese Mandated Islands Author William Herman Stewart
ISBN-10 WISC:89069275493
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 132
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Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon Japanese Mandated Islands has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon Japanese Mandated Islands also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ghost Fleet of the Truk Lagoon Japanese Mandated Islands book for free.



The Fleet the Gods Forgot

The Fleet the Gods Forgot Author Walter G. Winslow
ISBN-10 9781612512938
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 344
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The heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of World War II and their disastrous encounter with vastly superior Japanese forces.



Army of None Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Army of None  Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War Author Paul Scharre
ISBN-10 9780393608991
Release 2018-04-24
Pages 384
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A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death. What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare. Scharre’s far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II—antecedents of today’s homing missiles—to autonomous cyber weapons, submarine-hunting robot ships, and robot tank armies. Through interviews with defense experts, ethicists, psychologists, and activists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face "centaur warfighters" on future battlefields, which will combine human and machine cognition. We’ve made tremendous technological progress in the past few decades, but we have also glimpsed the terrifying mishaps that can result from complex automated systems—such as when advanced F-22 fighter jets experienced a computer meltdown the first time they flew over the International Date Line. At least thirty countries already have defensive autonomous weapons that operate under human supervision. Around the globe, militaries are racing to build robotic weapons with increasing autonomy. The ethical questions within this book grow more pressing each day. To what extent should such technologies be advanced? And if responsible democracies ban them, would that stop rogue regimes from taking advantage? At the forefront of a game-changing debate, Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to argue that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but without surrendering human judgment. When the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.



The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal Author Robert D. Ballard
ISBN-10 0297813056
Release 1993
Pages 227
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1942, WWII, sea battles.



War with Russia

War with Russia Author Richard Shirreff
ISBN-10 9781681441375
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 448
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The rapid rise in Russia's power over the course of the last ten years has been matched by a stunning lack of international diplomacy on the part of its president, Vladimir Putin. One consequence of this, when combined with Europe's rapidly shifting geopolitics, is that the West is on a possible path toward nuclear war. Former deputy commander of NATO General Sir Richard Shirreff speaks out about this very real peril in this call to arms, a novel that is a barely disguised version of the truth. In chilling prose, it warns allied powers and the world at large that we risk catastrophic nuclear conflict if we fail to contain Russia's increasingly hostile actions. In a detailed plotline that draws upon Shirreff's years of experience in tactical military strategy, Shirreff lays out the most probable course of action Russia will take to expand its influence, predicting that it will begin with an invasion of the Baltic states. And with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently declaring that he might not come to the aid of these NATO member nations were he to become president, the threat of an all-consuming global conflict is clearer than ever. This critical, chilling fictional look at our current geopolitical landscape, written by a top NATO commander, is both timely and necessary-a must-read for any fan of realistic military thrillers as well as all concerned citizens.



The Tide

The Tide Author Anthony Melchiorri
ISBN-10 1986877663
Release 2018-04-25
Pages 484
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Book 7 in Anthony J Melchiorri's The Tide series. Even the oceans are no longer safe from the scourge of the biological weapon known as the Oni Agent. Governments struggle to stand under the weight of civilization's collapse. Some remnants of human society have risen from the ashes. But the radical military organization responsible for the Agent has developed a new weapon more terrifying than their last. Rumors spread that a ghost fleet of ships have been commandeered to deliver the killing blow that will destroy any hope of humanity's resurrection. Captain Dominic Holland and his group of covert operatives are charged with uncovering the whereabouts of the fleet and stopping them before they reach land. On a mission that takes them around the crumbling strongholds of Europe, they uncover a plot more sinister than they could have possibly imagined. With few resources and little time, Dom and his Hunters put their lives on the line to save the world from utter destruction. But even that may not be enough



Return to Midway

Return to Midway Author Robert D. Ballard
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105024876422
Release 1999
Pages 191
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Dr Robert Ballard's challenge for this work was to discover and photograph the ships sunk in the Battle of Midway, one of the most dramatic engagements of the Pacific War. After the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy seemed almost unstoppable, and a final strike in Midway Island was planned by Admiral Yamamoto for June 1942. But the Americans, aware of the plan, were prepared for the attack and in a great victory sank three of the four Japanese carriers, losing only one of their own. The battle was a turning point in the Pacific War and never again would Japan take the offensive. The story of this battle is illustrated using Ballard's underwater photographs of the ships' remains, and Ken Marschall's evocative paintings.



Infected

Infected Author Scott Sigler
ISBN-10 9780307406309
Release 2008
Pages 384
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As people across America are transformed into raving, paranoid, murderous monsters by a mysterious bioengineered parasite, Perry Dawsey confronts his own battle with the infection as he discovers that the parasites want something from him that goes beyond murder.



Uglies

Uglies Author Scott Westerfeld
ISBN-10 9781442419810
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 406
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A fresh repackaging of the bestselling Uglies boks...the series that started the whole dystopian trend!



Tom Clancy Power and Empire

Tom Clancy Power and Empire Author Marc Cameron
ISBN-10 9780735215900
Release 2017-11-28
Pages 592
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A newly belligerent Chinese government leaves US President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options in this continuation of the #1 New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy series. Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer and a storm tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scenes. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery—a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?



Civil War Two Part 1

Civil War Two  Part 1 Author Professor of Sociology Randall Collins
ISBN-10 1732060517
Release 2018-05-08
Pages 412
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President Joshua Maccabee Jennings has just taken office, vowing to Make America Christian Again. When a Supreme Court Justice dies unexpectedly, the government falls into crisis, and the secular states start seceding, forming the Coalition of Secular States of America. President Jennings declares war to stop America's dissolution--no matter what the consequences. The new Civil War will be like nothing America has faced before. And in Part 2, find out America's fate.



King Leopold s Ghost

King Leopold s Ghost Author Adam Hochschild
ISBN-10 0547525737
Release 1999-09-03
Pages 400
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.



Shadowed Souls

Shadowed Souls Author Jim Butcher
ISBN-10 9780698192607
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 352
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In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line. In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad... New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything “weird.” They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie. In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson’s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble’s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner... And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman’s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue—and nightmarish—vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters. ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie * From the Trade Paperback edition.