Orders Is Orders

Orders Is Orders

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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The Chinese city of Shunkien is under siege by the Japanese. In the middle sits the United States Consulate, packed with refugees, facing starvation and cholera. Marine Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell is their only hope. But he’ll have to negotiate 200 miles of bullets, bombs and one bombshell dancer to get there. And then his greatest enemy of all: alcohol. If… See more details below

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The Chinese city of Shunkien is under siege by the Japanese. In the middle sits the United States Consulate, packed with refugees, facing starvation and cholera. Marine Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell is their only hope. But he’ll have to negotiate 200 miles of bullets, bombs and one bombshell dancer to get there. And then his greatest enemy of all: alcohol. If he gives in to temptation, it’s America that will pay the price.

As a young man, Hubbard visited Manchuria, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence in northern China.  Hubbard gained a unique insight into the hostile political climate between China and Japan—a knowledge that informs stories like Orders Is Orders. In addition, he served as a First Sergeant with the 20th United States Marine Corps Reserve—giving him first-hand knowledge of what it means to be a Marine.

“Demonstrating his unique ability to relate even to the most complicated story with a keen eye for detail and realism, Hubbard’s stunning writing ability and creative imagination set him apart as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly
 
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"Demonstrating his unique ability to relate even the most complicated story with a keen eye for detail and realism, Hubbard’s stunning writing ability and creative imagination set him apart as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. ...the story captivates thoroughly." —Publishers Weekly starred review

“One of my all-time favorite writers! On par with Jack London, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Dashiell Hammett.”
—George Clayton Johnson author of “Logan’s Run”

"L. Ron Hubbard was a working writer whose popular stories appeared in many of the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. … Orders Is Orders is the story of Marine Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell and Private First Class Spivits who are called upon to make a 200-mile trek to bring an anti-cholera serum to a remote American consulate in Shunkien, China against impossible odds and the risk of their very lives." —Midwest Book Review

"Give this to patrons (mostly males) looking for a short adventure story set against the backdrop of war.” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592126026
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Series:
Military & War Short Stories Collection
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
50,419
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

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