From the New York Times bestselling authors of In the Company of Heroes comes a thrilling account of military aviation for history buffs and “for those who love vivid tales of battlefield heroics” (Publishers Weekly). In the world of covert warfare, Special Operations pilots are notoriously close-lipped about what they do. They don’t talk about their missions to anyone outside their small community. But now, Michael J. Durant and Steven Hartov shed fascinating light on the mysterious elite commandos known as SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and take readers into a shadowy world of combat they have only imagined.
Drawing on unprecedented access to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone--including insights gained while working as a tour guide and during an illegal "stalker" hike--Darmon Richter creates an entirely new portrait of Chernobyl's forgotten ghost towns, monuments and more Since the first atomic bomb was dropped, humankind has been haunted by the idea of nuclear apocalypse. That nightmare almost became reality in 1986, when an accident at the USSR's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant triggered the world's worst radiological crisis. The events of that night are well documented--but history didn't stop there. Chernobyl, as a place, remains very much alive today. More than a quarter of a million tourists visited the Zone over the last few years, while millions more watched the acclaimed 2019 HBO mini-series Chernobyl. In Chernobyl: A Stalkers' Guide, researcher Darmon Richter journeys into the contemporary Exclusion Zone, venturing deeper than any previously published account. While thousands of foreign visitors congregate around a handful of curated sites, beyond the tourist hotspots lies a wild and mysterious land the size of a small country. In the forests of Chernobyl, historic village settlements and Soviet-era utopianism have lain abandoned since the time of the disaster--overshadowed by vast, unearthly megastructures designed to win the Cold War. Richter combines photographs of discoveries made during his numerous visits to the Zone with the voices of those who witnessed history--engineers, scientists, police and evacuees. He explores evacuated regions in both Ukraine and Belarus, finding forgotten ghost towns and Soviet monuments lost deep in irradiated forests, gains exclusive access inside the most secure areas of the power plant itself, and joins the "stalkers" of Chernobyl as he sets out on a high-stakes illegal hike to the heart of the Exclusion Zone.
At the close of the Chaos War that destroyed the golden city of Drendrelex, a new breed of creatures arose from the backlash of chaos magic that was unleashed in the battle at beginning of the age of chaos. As the chaos spawned began killing, they had but one goal, to rule the world. The Night Stalkers formed to quell the onrush of chaos spawn and end their attempts to rule Santellex. After their hunt for the vampire dragon, Nostoullous, ended successfully, Kollouns and his compan
Stalking has moved from being a novel area for study to become a core area of concern for mental health professionals, lawyers and other members of the criminal justice system. It has emerged as a significant social problem which not only commands considerable public attention but is now, in many jurisdictions, a specific form of criminal offence. This new edition brings the reader completely up-to-date with the explosion in published research and clinical studies in the field, and covers new issues such as cyberstalking, stalking health professionals, stalking in the workplace, female stalkers, juvenile stalkers, stalking celebrities, evaluating risk in the stalking situation, as well as exploring changes to the legal status of the behaviour. Illustrated with case studies throughout, this is the definitive guide and reference for anyone with professional, academic or other interests in this complex behaviour.
How to Cope with Narcissistic and Psychopathic Abusers and Stalkers
How to cope with stalkers, bullies, narcissists, psychopaths, and other abusers in the family, community, and workplace. How to navigate a system, which is often hostile to the victim: the courts, law enforcement (police), psychotherapists, evaluators, and social or welfare services. Tips, advice, and information.
Two Stalkers One Goal or How the Science of Implosions Nearly Destroyed Our Lives
High school sweethearts Jack and Kitty have it all - an Emmy Award winning children’s television show they created, a band touring the world and a film career heading for certain success. Deep in the woods, The Wisconsin Blaster sits in a shrine devoted to his obsession: Kitty. Surrounded by used tampons and discarded coffee cups, he carefully studies schematics…researching dynamite to take down a building. Several hundred miles away, another blaster has already been rigging the same building - meticulously planning an implosion of his own. They are two stalkers, with one goal: to destroy the personal and professional lives of Jack and Kitty. In a story stranger than fiction, this inspiring memoir offers hope and healing for victims of stalking, cyberstalking, narcissistic abuse, gossip and bullying…all with more twists and turns than any Hollywood thriller. In the game of life, hope is a chameleon.
Night Stalkers 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne
Night Stalkers are a special operations force of the Army who specialize in piloting helicopters. Kids will read about the helicopters Night Stalkers use to perform their missions, what kind of missions they perform, and what life is like as a Night Stalker.