A Soldier Of Fortune
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|Author||: Sonny Silvaroli|
|Editor||: LifeRich Publishing|
This book is about a kid, who was born and grew up on the north and wrong side of the tracks of a very small town, in poverty. And at age nine was on his own, street wise, with divorced parents going separate ways, two sisters went to live with aunts, the kid was on his own and lived with various neighborhood families for very short periods of time, and at one very short period of time with an aunt and uncle with their own 5 children which caused a hardship as well and caused one of the many times the kid ran away from this home town. From nine to seventeen years of age, the kid still on his own, quit school in the 10th grade, lied his age to join the Marines and this was the stepping stone to an education and better life. Finished High School while in the Marines, and went on to self better education in order to earn his flying wings of being a Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, Instrument II, Airplane Multiengine and Single engine Land And Sea, Aircraft Dispatcher, Aircraft Builder. Attended a Community College that provided degrees in Airport Management, and Airport Administration while actually being an Airport Manger of several General Aviation Airports and From flying cargo many hours across the Devils Triangle, at times a Corporation Pilot, Not a Mercenary but a Soldier of Fortune as a civilian Pilot for our Country’s involvement with various 3rd world Country’s. Built his own Aerobatic Airplanes to fly in aerobatic competition winning many a first place contest in the Intermediate category of competition, as a Quiet Birdman sat down to dinner with Astronauts, Presidents of many Major Airlines, Airline Chief Pilots, Movie Stars and Many VIP’s and is still alive at 86 of the writing of this book with just a touch of autobiography, a few adventures of being a Soldier of Fortune all told in Rhyme and his various poems that reveal his character and his attempt way too late in life to now relax and learn to play golf and author poems. None of this is fiction.
|Author||: Robert K. Brown,Vann Carpenter|
The founder of Soldier of Fortune magazine tells his own story, from Green Beret to trailblazing combat zone journalist. In 1975, former Green Beret Robert K. Brown found his true calling as the publisher of an upstart magazine called Soldier of Fortune. Brown pushed the bounds of journalism with his untamed brand of reporting—a camera in one hand, a gun in the other. He quickly established a worldwide community as his notorious magazine drew the avid attention of action-seekers across the globe. Brown and his combat journalists embedded themselves with anti-Communist guerillas and freedom fighters, often training and fighting alongside the groups they reported on. Brown himself accompanied teams to work and fight with the Rhodesians; the Afghans during the Afghan-Russo war; Christian Phalange in Lebanon; ethnic minority Karens in Burma; the ethnic tribes fighting the Communist government of Laos; the army of El Salvador; and the armed forces of struggling Croatia. Brown also sent medical teams to Burma, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Bosnia, El Salvador. and Nicaragua, as well as Peru after a devastating earthquake. In I Am Soldier of Fortune, the exploits of Brown and his veteran teams are revealed for the first time in all their gonzo glory, even as the US military, public, and polite diplomatic society sometimes shunned their endeavors.
|Author||: Douglas V. Meed|
|Editor||: Halcyon Press Ltd.|
Soldier of Fortune traces the bold and adventurous career of Emil Holmdahl, one of that swashbuckling breed of mercenaries growing out of the United States' imperialistic years during the early twentieth century. Following Holmdahl from the Philippine Insurrection, through the "banana wars" in Central America, onto the bloody stage of the Mexican Revolution and World War I, Douglas Meed captures the drama and adventure not only of Holmdahl, but of the United States' quest to become a major world power. Holmdahl's adventures in Mexico shed new light on revolutionary activities and the struggle for power, including the death of revolutionary leader Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Meed suggests that Holmdahl may have been the man who opened Villa's grave, cut off his head, and sold it to a Mexican general. The author captures the excitement and spirit of adventure in those bloody years, while Holmdahl's life mirrors the end of one era and the beginning of another -- from the twilight of the era of horse-driven armies to the age of industrial warfare. Soldier of Fortune is a fascinating account of a bygone age, and forms a distinctive addition to the annals of the American Southwest. Book jacket.
|Author||: Kathleen McClure|
The city of Nike needs a hero. What it gets is a vengeful soldier, a plucky dodger, and a draco with attitude. Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the murderous suns of the Morton Barrens. The last thing he expects is for the general who first sentenced him to arrive with an offer of freedom, and the chance to clear his name. Not one to question honey in the comb, Gideon, and his pet draco, Elvis, take 'ship to Nike in search of answers. And possibly revenge. Mia is one of the countless dodgers working the mean streets of Nike, treading a razor-sharp edge between fulfilling her love of books and pleasing her cruel hive-master. But when her fagin orders her to steal Gideon's draco, Mia is faced with a plot twist unlike any she's ever read. Soon Gideon, Mia, and Elvis are on the run in a city steeped in corruption, while Gideon continues to hunt for a menace that could bring Fortune's new and fragile peace to an explosive end Soldier of Fortune is the first standalone novel in the science-fantasy series, The Fortune Chronicles. If you like brave new worlds, comic banter, three-dimensional characters, and free-wheeling action, you'll love Kathleen McClure's genre-mashing adventure.
|Author||: Diana Palmer|
For Gabby Darwin, working as a paralegal for one of the most famous criminal lawyers in Chicago was a full-time job. J.D. was demanding, and never gave Gabby a thought—until the unforeseen happened and they were on a secret mission to Central America to track down terrorist kidnappers. There, Gabby saw J. D.'s wildest, most dangerous side. She found out about his mercenary past, and saw real hunger for her growing in his dark, indulgent eyes. And she'd thought he was such a civilized man! Already J. D. had taken Gabby's heart, leaving her helpless with fear and breathless with desire….
|Author||: Edward Marston|
|Editor||: Allison & Busby|
Captain Daniel Rawson — Adventurer, spy, charmer... It is 1704 and Europe is at war 'Take this sword as you own and wear it with more honour than the man from whom you took it' With Lord Churchill's words ringing in his ears, the courageous young Captain Daniel Rawson embarks on a dangerous mission to lead his men into battle against the French enemy. He must succeed at all costs- the future of England is at stake. But Rawson is the target of the murderous General Salignac who will stop at nothing to see his adversary dead. As Rawson and his men march across the continent, he must keep one step ahead of Salignac's brigands and live to fight heroically at the Battle of Blenheim. The author of the bestselling Railway detective series triumphs with this stunning first book in the Captain Rawson series.
|Author||: Barry Davies|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
No matter if you’re being followed or stalked or need to get away as soon as possible, being able to disappear without a trace is something that you will need to know. Whether you’re an ordinary civilian or a military operative, having this skill is imperative to ultimate survival . . . and there’s nobody better at knowing how to vanish at a moment’s notice than a former SAS expert. Barry Davies has produced a solution to all of these problems and more with the Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found. No matter the reason, Davies divulges the secret ways to disappear that only a military-trained soldier could know. Formerly serving in the British Special Air Service, Davies was trained in this secret art and will inform you of the many companies to call in order to erase all records, how to give false information, how to disappear in our social media environment, and much more. In this priceless guide, readers can learn how to protect themselves, their friends, and their families, all with the secret ways that Davies reveals. By following this model, one never has to feel unsafe or afraid ever again.
|Author||: James Grant|
Details the adventures and achievements during the 16th and 17th centuries of not only Scottish individuals, but in some instances entire Scottish regiments. More than 40,000 Scottish soldiers were in action on the continent during this era. Their stories were omitted from most Scottish histories. Scotsmen trained the armies and founded the fleets of Russia. For generations the old Scots Brigade of immortal memory was the boasted 'Bulwark of Holland'. Second to none in war and glory were the Scottish guard of the French Kings-that guard of which only four were left alive when Francis I gave up his sword on the field of Paris.
|Author||: Robert K. Brown,Vann Spencer|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Becoming an elite sniper involves more than learning how to shoot. Snipers need to know how to judge terrain, wind, and sometimes even the curve of the Earth. They train their eyes to spot enemy movement in the distance and to never hesitate. A sniper is more that a finger behind a trigger; he is a scout, a scientist, a strategist, and the support group for a platoon. Soldier of Fortune Magazine Guide to Super Snipers brings you into the world of some of the most accomplished snipers. From Finland to Iraq, Korea to Somalia, Soldier of Fortune Magazine provides stories from the eyes of the snipers who made the kills. These trained marksmen describe their method of taking the perfect shot, all the way down to the type of chewing tobacco they prefer. Some of the super snipers in this collection include: Major Charles Greene Sergeant Dan Mills Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin Chris Kyle Robert K. Brown And many more! Every sniper—just like every situation that calls for a sniper—is unique, and Soldier of Fortune Magazine Guide to Super Snipers will show you every step of the way, as you find the target, narrow the scope, and take the shot.
|Author||: Carl H. Yaeger|
|Editor||: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc|
Davenport and Rockland, two religious politicians with aims for the White House, must go to Paraguay and fight to rescue their daughters from a cult based on cocaine and Nazism
|Author||: Barry Davies|
Mercenaries perform one of the most dangerous and feared jobs in the world. Their task is to go into remote locations and remove their targets by any means necessary. They are “hired hands,” and have no remorse for their actions. Along with Soldier of Fortune magazine, Barry Davies teaches you the training and knowledge that goes into being a mercenary. Davies will also go into the history of the profession and show how it has evolved. It’s always been about the money, but in this book, you will learn all the skills that you must acquire before you take your first job. You will learn: • Where and how to find work • How to understand and apply the most modern tactics • What languages to master • Which weapons are preferred • How to disappear after you’ve completed your job Mercenaries are usually trained as part of the best Special Forces, including American Delta Force, British SAS, French Foreign Legion, Marines, SBS, SEALs, and many others. This guide will teach you everything you’ve ever needed to know about becoming a mercenary, and also how to excel at it with information on weapons, escape plans, and overall safety. Remember, Article 47 of the Geneva Convention states that “a mercenary shall not have the right to be a combatant or a prisoner of war.” Getting caught is not an option, and in this manual, you will learn how to avoid that at all costs.
|Author||: Ben Green|
|Editor||: Dell Publishing Company|
Relates the murder case and trial of a Vietnam veteran who advertised himself as a hit man in Soldier of Fortune magazine and became obsessed with a woman who hired him to murder her brother-in-law. Reprint.
|Author||: N. E. MacDougald|
|Editor||: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.|
Be ready to survive, no matter what the world throws at you!
|Author||: Max Siollun|
|Editor||: Hurst & Company|
In the cataclysmic decade that is the focus of this book, Nigeria was subject to several near-death experiences. These began when the country nearly tore itself apart after the northern-led military government annulled the results of a 1993 presidential election won by the southerner Moshood Abiola, and ended with former military ruler General Olusegun Obasanjo being the unlikely conduit of democracy. This mini-history of a nation's life also reflects on three mesmerizing protagonists who personified that era. First up is Abiola: the multi-billionaire businessman who had his election victory voided by the generals who made him rich, and who was later assassinated. General Sani Abacha was the mysterious, reclusive ruler under whose watch Abiola was arrested and pro-democracy activists (including Abiola's wife) were murdered. He also oversaw a terrifying Orwellian state security operation. Although Abacha is today reviled as a tyrant, the author eschews selective amnesia, reminding Nigerians that they goaded him into seizing power. The third protagonist is Obasanjo, who emerged from prison to return to power as an elected civilian leader. The penumbra of military rule still looms over Nigeria nearly twenty years after the soldiers departed, and key personalities featured in this book remain in government, including the current president.
|Author||: Charles James Lever|
|Editor||: Echo Library|
First published as a serial in Dublin University Magazine commencing in the issue for April 1850 and ending in the issue for December 1851.