Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice
by: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Product rating: 4.5 with 2 reviews
The Servants of the Empire series continues!
As a new student at Lothal’s Imperial Academy, Zare Leonis does everything it takes to pass as a model cadet. But, secretly he is a hidden spy among Imperial loyalists, determined to discover the truth about his missing sister and to bring down the Empire. Luckily, he has his tech-savvy girlfriend, Merei, by his side, willing to help him however she can–even if it means dealing with criminals in the shadiest parts of Capital City. In the meantime, Zare must face down a dangerous foe of his own: Captain Roddance, who seems bent on pushing Zare to his breaking point. Join these rebellious cadets as they risk everything to take on the fearsome Empire.
Posted in Action & Adventure Tagged with: Disney Lucasfilm Press, Empire, Imperial, Justice, Rebels, Servants, Star, Wars
Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II
by: Da Capo Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
On August 18, 1945—three days after Japan announced it would cease hostilities and surrender—U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant Anthony J. Marchione bled to death in the clear, bright sky above Tokyo. Just six days after his twentieth birthday, Tony Marchione died like so many before him in World War IIquietly, cradled in the arms of a buddy who was powerless to prevent his death. Though heartbreaking for his family, Marchione’s death would have been no more notable than any other had he not had the dubious distinction of being the last American killed in World War II combat.
An aerial gunner who had already survived several combat missions, Marchione’s death was the tragic culmination of an intertwined series of events. The plane that carried him that day was a trouble-plagued American heavy bomber known as the B-32 Dominator, which would prove a failed competitor to the famed B-29 Superfortress. And on the ground below, a palace revolt was brewing and a small number of die-hard Japanese fighter pilots decided to fight on, refusing to accept defeat.
Based on official American and Japanese histories, personal memoirs, and the author’s exclusive interviews with many of the story’s key participants, Last to Die is a rousing tale of air combat, bravery, cowardice, hubris, and determination, all set during the turbulent and confusing final days of World War II.
Posted in World War II Tagged with: American, Da Capo Press, Defeated, Empire, Forgotten, Killed, Last, Mission, World
Transformers: Drift – Empire of Stone
by: IDW Publishing
Product rating: 4.0 with 1 reviews
DRIFT RETURNS! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he’s now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy – until Ratchet shows up to try to bring him home! Also contains bonus content like creator interviews, behind-the-scenes info, an art gallery, and more!
Posted in Media Tie-In Tagged with: Drift, Empire, IDW Publishing, Stone, Transformers
Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy
by: Da Capo Press
Product rating: 3.8 with 4 reviews
Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power and subdue most of the known world, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous murderer in history, who was Genghis Khan?
His actual name was Temujin, and the story of his success is that of the Mongol people: a loose collection of fractious tribes who tended livestock, considered bathing taboo, and possessed an unparalleled genius for horseback warfare. United under Genghis, a strategist of astonishing cunning and versatility, they could dominate any sedentary society they chose.
Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, describes Temujin’s rise from boyhood outcast to becoming Genghis Khan, and provides the most accurate and absorbing account yet of one of the most powerful men ever to have lived.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: Conquests, Da Capo Press, Empire, Genghis, Khan, Legacy