Hellfire by James Holland


By James Holland

Jack Tanner's conflict takes him to the treacherous sands of the North African desert.

August, 1942. North Africa. The wilderness warfare hangs within the stability. even though their retreat has eventually been halted, morale within the British military is at all-time low. whilst the commander of the 8th military, common Gott, is killed, it appears foul play is at paintings. An impenetrable Axis undercover agent circuit will be compromising any wish the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide.

Jack Tanner, convalescing from wounds in a Cairo health facility, is astonished to obtain a battlefield fee to be able to propel him right into a very various global whilst he returns to motion. healthy once again, he unearths himself dealing with the entire onslaught of Rommel's most modern offensive.

In its aftermath, Tanner and his trusty sidekick Sykes are recruited to paintings in the back of the Axis traces in a determined try and take the struggle to the Nazis. yet the murky international of subterfuge, deceit and homicide they locate themselves one million miles clear of the certainties of the battlefield and someway they need to become aware of who they could belief within the cat-and-mouse global of counter-espionage.

Hellfire sees Tanner scuffling with his approach via his most deadly experience but -- person who takes him from the darkish backstreets of Cairo to the open Mediterranean and at last to at least one of the decisive clashes of the full struggle -- the conflict of Alamein.

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The second assumption is that victory in war is not the sole qualifier of an effective Commander in Chief. Once it was assumed the comparison could be done, the next step was to decide what categories would be used to measure the performance of the two Presidents. If victory is the only real measure of effectiveness, then it is pointless to continue. It must be assumed that Jefferson Davis could have been an effective Commander in Chief, or could have been effective in some aspects and still lost the war.

CHAPTER TWO — BACKGROUNDS The two men who led the United States into civil war began their lives in much the same manner. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were both born in log cabins in Kentucky, separated by eight months and less than one hundred miles. From these similar beginnings, their lives went in completely different directions. Davis's family moved and became more prosperous, Lincoln's family also moved but did not. Davis attended various schools from the age of eight to twenty-one, Lincoln attended about one full year of formal school during his entire life.

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