“Gritty, graphic, and real.” Winner of several major book awards! Senior Infantry Sergeant Chad Rickard takes you through a harrowing tour as an embedded infantry advisor to the Afghan National Army. A veteran of numerous combat tours with the U.S. Army, Rickard faced his ultimate challenge in Khost Province Afghanistan as he battled Haqqani Taliban in 2009. Often outnumbered, his team skillfully directed artillery and close air support to even the odds and inflict great damage upon their enemies. From large-scale mountain warfare, to close quarters battle on the streets of Khost City, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination.
Queen Elizabeth II describes the significance of Christmas and Easter. A double-page for every annual broadcast during Her Majesty’s long reign. Gift edition available in colour.
Late in 2008 Chad Rickard deployed as a member of a U.S. Army Combat Advisor team to the highly contested Khost Province of Eastern Afghanistan. As a senior infantry advisor, Rickard embedded with the Afghan Army and spent nine months slugging it out with Haqqani Taliban along the Pakistan border region in a deadly battle for control of Spera District. His riveting memoir brings recognition and honor to the Combat Advisor legacy that is but a footnote in U.S. military history.
In “Mayhem 337” Rickard powerfully recounts his experiences during periods of intense combat. He graphically describes fighting alongside Afghan Soldiers and U.S. Army Special Operations Forces from the streets of Khost City to the mountainous regions against numerically superior enemy forces.
In 2008, multi-tour combat veteran and US Army Infantryman Chad Rickard embedded within the Afghan Army as a Combat Advisor. Sent to Khost Province, Rickard was confronted with a tenacious enemy. Often outnumbered, Rickard and his men fought the Taliban on the streets of Khost City and the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations to large-scale mountain warfare, follow in his footsteps in this action-packed, well-written memoir. “Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic style.”
The fifth book in the ‘Smarty Pants Series’, ‘Smarter Every Year–366 Random Facts’ contains a fact for every day of the year – even if it is a leap year!
Each day is a gift and an opportunity to learn something new. This book offers the reader snippets of information as we travel together to the moon and back. We will also examine unusual items left at airports, have a quick glance at the dark side of life, discover what a forensic entomologist does at a crime scene, and take a ride on the world’s fastest roller coaster.
•What germs are lurking at the gym?
•Does the future king really take a leather toilet seat with him on his travels?
•What are the effects men experience when they suffer from Couvade syndrome?
•What are Jelly Babies telling us?
•Are there really poisonous plants growing in our gardens?
•What is the embalming process?
•What is Chessboxing?
•Why did Mickey Mouse attempt suicide?
•Why does toast smell so good?
‘Smarter Every Year–366 Random Facts’ is informative, educational, and sometimes thought-provoking – every day has a lesson for those that are passionately curious!
In 2008, senior US Army infantry sergeant Chad Rickard deployed to Afghanistan as an embedded combat advisor to the Afghan Army. Follow in his footsteps as Chad takes you on a wild ride through Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations on the streets of Khost City, to battling numerically superior Taliban forces in the mountains at Spera Outpost, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination. “Skillfully written,” “Blood pumping cinematic narration.” Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic writing style and gritty, graphic realism! A Reader’s Favorite 5-Star award winner.
In Decoding Dylan, Jim Curtis takes readers behind Dylan‘s image as the quintessential rebel of the 1960s to reveal a new Dylan—Dylan the careful craftsman, a student of the art of songwriting. Curtis is the first Dylan scholar to draw on the revelations in his memoir Chronicles as well as a variety of sources about New York culture in the 1960s. He uses this material to arrive at a radically new interpretation of Dylan’s amazing songs, which revolutionized American music and which won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Curtis shows that these songs are actually collages in which he ingeniously combined themes and images from American popular culture with themes and images from European high culture.
Readers of Decoding Dylan will come away with a new understanding, not just of Dylan, but also of his place in the history of American popular culture as a whole. .
The rock ‘n’ roll years are drawing to a close. The greats are dead, or long retired. But still a few hardy souls keep on touring, rolling back the years for audiences all around the world….but for how much longer?
Don’t it always seem to go?
You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.
Top British broadcaster, author and journalist Steve Jenner describes a selection of concert performances by some of the world’s greatest rock stars in their later years as performers, and the UK venues in which he saw them.
Get your ticket to the greatest show on earth. Because when it’s gone, it’s gone……
What have death, sleep, dreams, robots, reflections, consciousness, ghosts, superheroes, viruses, parasites, reality, illusion, infection, Heaven, stars, black holes, quantum physics and string theory got in common?
They are all fascinating phenomena which could only exist in a simulated universe.
Right Back at You examines human consciousness, showing how our human brains are immersed in simulation, because the universe is a simulation. Our contradictions as humans make us who and what we are, and the book explores how simulation is deeply connected with what we see, the way that we see it, and the consequences this has for us humans.
True story of overcoming odds. This short story is an inspiring account of stepping into faith and discovering a dimension otherwise unknown without taking risks. It is meant as a kick start to encourage the reader to investigate possibilities that exist but are rarely accessed because of our hesitancy to risk the unknown. I was desperate enough to try it once and discovered that repeatedly throughout my life each time I had the courage to do the next right thing, astonishing outcomes resulted.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-100
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Because I’ve realized that there really are solutions to my so called “insoluble” problems, I wanted to share with others these accounts. It’s become my credo. My hope is that if the reader is in a position where they feel there’s no way out to read the story and consider moving forward anyway. It has been my experience, without fail, that the universe is more supportive than one may believe and that we all have inherent abilities otherwise untapped.