A Question of Honor

The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II

Author: Lynne Olson,Stanley Cloud

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307424502

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 1859

A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War II–and Polish–history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Question of Honor

A Bess Crawford Mystery

Author: Charles Todd

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062237179

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6261

In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie? Bess Crawford enjoyed a wondrous childhood in India, where her father, a colonel in the British Army, was stationed on the Northwest Frontier. But an unforgettable incident darkened that happy time. In 1908, Colonel Crawford's regiment discovered that it had a murderer in its ranks, an officer who killed five people in India and England yet was never brought to trial. In the eyes of many of these soldiers, men defined by honor and duty, the crime was a stain on the regiment's reputation and on the good name of Bess's father, the Colonel Sahib, who had trained the killer. A decade later, tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess learns from a dying Indian sergeant that the supposed murderer, Lieutenant Wade, is alive—and serving at the Front. Bess cannot believe the shocking news. According to reliable reports, Wade's body had been seen deep in the Khyber Pass, where he had died trying to reach Afghanistan. Soon, though, her mind is racing. How had he escaped from India? What had driven a good man to murder in cold blood? Wanting answers, she uses her leave to investigate. In the village where the first three killings took place, she discovers that the locals are certain that the British soldier was innocent. Yet the present owner of the house where the crime was committed believes otherwise, and is convinced that Bess's father helped Wade flee. To settle the matter once and for all, Bess sets out to find Wade and let the courts decide. But when she stumbles on the horrific truth, something that even the famous writer Rudyard Kipling had kept secret all his life, she is shaken to her very core. The facts will damn Wade even as they reveal a brutal reality, a reality that could have been her own fate.

A Question of Honor

Author: Nita Abrams

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821773260

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 379

When he is kidnapped along with his sister's governess, the mysterious Rachel Maitland Ross, Captain Richard Drayton, marked for death by a traitor, finds himself powerfully drawn to the spirited beauty, succumbing to forbidden desire, but when Rachel refuses his offer of marriage, he becomes determined to prove that she belongs with him - forever. Original.

A Question of Honor

Author: Kate Walker

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460333160

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1731

A runaway princess… It should have been easy. Karim al Khalifa, crown prince of Mazarkhad, had one task—retrieve rebellious princess Clementina Saveneski from her hideout in England and return her home to be wed…to another man. His to find, or his to keep? It is not for Karim to notice her alluring scent, those seductive curves, the enticing glances she sends his way. No, his family's honor, and his own, require Clementina to be delivered—pure and untouched—to her unwanted bridegroom. And he must resist all temptation to keep her for himself!

A Question of Honor

The Cheating Scandal that Rocked Annapolis and a Midshipman who Decided to Tell the Truth

Author: Jeffrey Gantar,Tom Patten,Michael O'Donnell

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310209126

Category: Cheating (Education)

Page: 204

View: 4000

An inside look at the Annapolis cheating scandal, in which twenty-nine cadets were expelled for cheating

A Question Of Honour

Author: Lindsay McKenna

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1743641397

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 869

Orders were orders, but battle–weary undercover agent Kit Anderson chafed at seeking refuge from death threats in the house of her new boss, Coast Guard Lieutenant Noah Trayhern. Noah's cold authority masked inner demons to rival her own; his rough kindness sliced through her careful defenses. Suddenly her safe–house was under siege – from the inside! – and the danger was to Kit's heart...

What is Honor?

A Question of Moral Imperatives

Author: Alexander Welsh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030012564X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 6608

"In this book Alexander Welsh considers the history and meaning of honor and dismisses the idea that we live in a post-honor culture. He notes that we have words other than honor, such as respect, self-respect, and personal identity, that show we do indeed care deeply continuing process of respect that continuing process of respect that motivates or constrains members of a peer group. Honor's dictates function as moral imperatives." "Surprisingly, little systematic study of the history of honor in Western culture has been attempted. Offering a welcome remedy, Welsh provides a genealogy of approaches to the subject, mining some of the most influential texts of the Western tradition."--Jacket.

A Question of Honour

Author: Lord Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847397778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7840

Lord Michael Levy hit the headlines with his involvement in the alleged 'cash for peerages' scandal that rocked Tony Blair's government. He was cleared of all the allegations made but on the way, his name and reputation were dragged through the media. Now, he tells his side of the story for the first time. Michael Levy has had a remarkable life. Born in the East End of London to Jewish parents, his childhood was impoverished but happy.He was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and married Gilda in 1967.He qualified as a chartered accountant and later became a hugely successful pop music mogul, looking after such acts as Alvin Stardust, Darts, Guys and Dolls, Bad Manners and Chris Rea. Following his beloved mother's death, he decided to sell his record company to Warner Brothers and use his time to pursue charity matters. Michael Levy became one the most important and influential leaders in the Jewish world, raising enormous amounts of money for charities and educational foundations. In 1994, Levy and his wife attended a dinner party in London and met Tony Blair, then Shadow Home Affairs Spokesman. They became good friends and Levy endeavoured to help Labour back into power. During the years that followed, Levy was Blair's trusted ally and tennis partner. When Blair became Prime Minister in 1997, Levy was behind the scenes for many of the dramas and crises of the first term. He was entrusted with the role of Blair's personal envoy to the Middle East and discusses his relationship with Robin Cook and the Foreign Office and the leaders of Israel, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Lord Levy tells here, for the first time, the whole inside story of the 'cash for peerages' scandal, including his own arrest and questioning, and the role of fellow 'witnesses' and 'suspects' from Blair to Jonathan Powell, Ruth Turner and Sir Christopher Evans. It is an explosive story from one of our era's most fascinating individuals.

A Question Of Honour

Author: Kate Walker

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1488712794

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2819

A runaway princess... It should have been easy. Karim al Khalifa, crown prince of Mazarkhad, had one task–retrieve rebellious princess Clementina Saveneski from her hideout in England and return her home to be wed...to another man. His to find, or his to keep? It is not for Karim to notice her alluring scent, those seductive curves, the enticing glances she sends his way. No, his family's honor, and his own, require Clementina to be delivered–pure and untouched–to her unwanted bridegroom. And he must resist all temptation to keep her for himself!

A Question of Loyalty

Author: Douglas C. Waller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061750638

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3917

A Question of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I and the man who proved in 1921 that planes could sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell was frustrated by the slow pace of aviation development, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the army and navy high commands -- and by inference the president -- of treason and criminal negligence in the way they conducted national defense. He was put on trial for insubordination in a spectacular court-martial that became a national obsession during the Roaring Twenties. Uncovering a trove of new letters, diaries, and confidential documents, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a rich and revealing biography of Mitchell.

A Matter of Honor

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429954020

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8431

It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world. Within days, Adam's lover is brutally murdered and he's running for his life through the great cities of Europe, pursued not only by the KGB, but by the CIA and his own countrymen as well. Their common intent is to kill him before the truth comes out. While powerful men in smoke-filled rooms plot ever more ingenious means of destroying him, Adam finds himself betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear. When at last he comes to understand what he is in possession of, he's even more determined to protect it, for it's more than a matter of life and death-it's a matter of honor. BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED: 1st chapter of Jeffrey Archer's newest novel SINS OF THE FATHER, coming May 2012. SINS OF THE FATHER: On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. On landing in America, however, Bradshaw quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting him in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

Guard of Honor

Author: James Gould Cozzens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780679603054

Category: Fiction

Page: 614

View: 8810

Chronicles events at an Army Air Force base in Florida during three days in September 1943.

Last in Their Class

Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point

Author: James Robbins

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594039240

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3415

Today’s Goat, the celebrated West Point cadet finishing at the bottom of his class, carries on a long and storied tradition. George Custer’s contemporaries at the Academy believed that the same spirit of adventure that led him to “blow post” at night to carouse at local taverns also motivated his dramatic cavalry attacks in the Civil War and afterwards. And the same willingness to stoically accept punishment for his hijinks at the Academy also sent George Pickett marching into the teeth of the Union guns at Gettysburg. The story James S. Robbins tells goes from the beginnings of West Point through the carnage of the Civil War to the grassy bluffs over the Little Big Horn. The Goats he profiles tell us much about the soul of the American solider, his daring, imagination and desire to prove himself against high odds.

A Question of Honour

The Life of Lieutenant General Valentine Baker Pasha

Author: Anne Baker

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9780850524963

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 2057

A Question of Honour focuses on a previously unpublished account of a great Victorian scandal, in which Baker was charged with assault upon a young woman in a railw ay carriage. The book is written by a member of his family. '

303 Squadron

The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron

Author: Arkady Fiedler

Publisher: Aquila Polonicapub

ISBN: 9781607720058

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 8104

"This edition has been enhaced by appendices, footnotes, maps, historical photographs and other illustrations ..."

Echoes Of Honor

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578332

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 6924

Her enemies think she has been executed, but Commodore Honor Harrington is actually interned on the prison planet Hell, from which she is determined to escape. Reissue.

Affair of Honor

Author: Stephanie James

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9780786266630

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 3294

Trespassing on a secluded mountain retreat leads Professor Brenna Llewellyn into the arms of Ryder Sterne.

A Question of Honour

Author: Emma Drummond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671853402


Page: 350

View: 8940

In 1896, Knightshill, home of the Ashleigh family for 13 generations, is owned by Sir Gilliard, a general who treats his grandchildren as military subordinates and who is obsessed with the continuation of a distinguished line.

A Question of Time

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780812525779

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4209

Private eye Joe Keogh and his mysterious companion, the quietly malevolent Mr. Strangeways, search across time and in the Grand Canyon for a missing woman

A Sense of Honor

Author: James Webb

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781557509178

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 363

Two dissimilar midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy personify the sense of conflict and transition afflicting the academy as it shifts from being a military training school to a college for nuclear engineers and technicians