Nothing like a man in uniform Tom´s iconic images of hypermasculine military men When we think Tom of Finland we first picture muscular, macho young men in military gear. Tom´s vision of masculine perfection was formed during his service as an officer during World War II. Though he served in the Finnish air force, it was the German troops, stationed in Finland to help the country repel invading Russian forces, which served as inspiration. After all, only the Germans had uniforms created by Hugo Boss, tightly tailored, replete with designer touches, and complimented by high, shiny black leather boots. Tom, at 19, was smitten, an obsession that deepened following his first sexual experiences with German officers in the blackout streets of Helsinki. Tom began putting his military fantasies on paper in 1945 to memorialize his thrilling nighttime encounters when the war ended. At first the Hugo Boss uniforms dominated, but as the years and then decades passed he included American naval uniforms as well, and then his own hybridized designs of black leather, jodhpurs, boots, and peaked caps, with military insignia replaced by Tom´s Men patches. As Tom attracted an army of loyal fans, he created, with pencil, pen and gouache, an army of free, proud, masculine fantasy men committed to pleasure and male camaraderie. The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Military Men explores Tom´s fascination with militaria through a mixture of multi-panel comics and single-panel drawings and paintings, all in a compact and affordable 192 pages. Historic film stills and posters, personal photos of Tom, sketches, and Tom´s own reference images explore the cultural context and private inspirations behind the ultimate Tom of Finland hero.
Fearlessly taking aim at the seemingly impressive façade of modern military power, Dirty Little Secrets is an unusual, entertaining and thought provoking look at the myths, mysteries and arcana unknown to the rest of us. Did you know that. Modern tanks use as much fuel standing still as they do when moving? The official Defense Department recipe for fruitcake is 18 pages long. These and hundreds of other fascinating items constitute a rich collection covering various aspects of war making around the world, from ground, air, and naval forces to the technological, logistical, and social aspects of military matter, exposing just how the military does - and does not - work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James F. Dunnigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000336/bk_pnix_000336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Within this book two military veterans share their own transitions from military service members to veterans. They provide insights they term lessons learned, which helped them as they made this sometimes emotional and traumatic, very personal journey. This book was written to assist transitioning military and nonveterans alike, to provide support and guidance that enabled each writer to succeed in his after-military service goals. Often too many veterans feel they are alone, left behind, and lost, and experience emotional trauma. This book proves that this is not so. Here, two fellow veterans are determined that no veteran gets left behind! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Jaramillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075104/bk_acx0_075104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Little Regiment by Stephen Crane, Fiction, Historical, Classics, War & Military: Stephen Crane
100 Military Inventions that Changed the World:Constable Philip Russell
The Little Major:A Grand Military Drama in Four Acts, With New, Striking, and Original Taleaux, Music, Songs, Choruses, Situations, and Scenic Effects, Presented for the First Time on Any Stage, Dramatized From Actual Facts Presented During the Great War Charles D. Dickinson
I remember when I hit rock bottom. There I was with no makeup on, hadn’t showered, eating raw cookie dough out of the tube, hitting on the toothless bagger at the commissary, and ordering jewelry off the TV. And that was just my first day!Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new-generation military wife. Mollie Gross learned the hard way to laugh instead of cry at what she could not control as a military spouse - and as she quickly discovered, nearly everything was out of her control!A stand-up comedienne, public speaker, and wife of a Marine Corps officer, Mollie explores everything about the ´´issued” spouse, from deployment and the stress of having a husband in a combat zone to the realization that marriage changes when your husband returns home from war. Nothing is taboo or out-of-bounds in Confessions, including the ´´parties” military wives throw for themselves before hubby returns. (You’ll have to listen to the audiobook to find out about those!)More than a million American servicemen have deployed to war over the last few years, which means the lives and lifestyles of military wives are now front and center in the public’s curiosity. How do they live? What is their day-to-day life like? How do they interact? How do they deal with weeks and months of separation? The answers will surprise (and in some cases, shock) you. Confessions teaches all women, whether civilian or military, that they can learn to find the funny side of anything by embracing the situation and changing their perspective. Now, they can do so with humor, levity, and a little wisdom.Evocative and provocative, Confessions of a Military Wife is a can’t-stop-listening audiobook that will leave you laughing and crying at the same time.About the author: Mollie Gross is a former Marine spouse, author, stand-up comedienne, and public speaker. She tea 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kitty Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130214/bk_acx0_130214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Military Intelligence Blunders and Cover-Ups:New Revised Edition Constable John Hughes-Wilson
Ex-Navy SEAL Boden ´´Bodie´´ Hart has been hiding in plain sight ever since the moment he was outed as a Lion Shifter. Now, by using his ability to communicate with animals to score himself a job on tour with a circus, Bodie is confident his secret will never be discovered. But when Bodie begins to fall for a cute co-worker named Reagan, he knows it is only a matter of time before he has to tell her the truth about who and what he really is. However, Bodie has no idea that the truth is about to catch up with him sooner than he ever expected.... Paranormal romance meets military romance in a book that has twists that will keep you guessing right to the end. Be prepared to be surprised and thrilled! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kalinda Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058441/bk_acx0_058441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first comprehensive military history of armed confrontations between humans and extraterrestrials. It:Includes documentation of incidents from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the ongoing hostilities in the Middle East Reveals the US Navy’s defeat in Antarctica by ETs, the shoot-down of ´´flying saucers” at Roswell, alien sabotage of nuclear weapons, in-flight abductions of USAF and Soviet officers, and evidence of the Battle of Los Angeles Explains the link between the development of atomic bombs and ballistic missiles and the increase in extraterrestrial intervention in the 20th century Although close encounters with alien spacecraft are reported as far back as the reign of Pharaoh Thutmosis III in Egypt, it wasn’t until the 20th century that UFO sightings and extraterrestrial encounters were truly documented, due to advances in technology and record-keeping as well as the vast increase in incidents, particularly with military forces. Revealing his extensive research and the verifiable evidence he’s discovered, Frank Joseph presents a comprehensive military history of armed confrontations between humans and extraterrestrials in the 20th and 21st centuries. He explains how, with the development of atomic bombs and ballistic missiles, the frequency of extraterrestrial intervention in human affairs increased dramatically. He documents incidents both famous and little known, including the explosive demolition of US munitions factories in 1916 by unearthly aerial vehicles, the Red Baron’s dogfight with a UFO during World War I, ´´foo fighter” sightings and battles with Allied and Axis combatants during World War II, and eyewitness reports from encounters during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War in Iraq, and the ongoing hostilities in the Middle East. He examines the evidence for the shoot-down of ´´flying saucers” at Roswell and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Rick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009469/bk_sans_009469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.