Download E-books Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War PDF

By Dakota Meyer

“The tale of what Dakota did . . . may be instructed for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from feedback given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony

In the autumn of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan infantrymen and Marine advisors in a mountain village known as Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was once located to wipe out 100 males who have been pinned down and have been again and again refused artillery help. Ordered to stay in the back of with the autos, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.
           
With a courageous driving force on the wheel, Meyer stood within the gun turret uncovered to withering hearth, rallying Afghan troops to persist with. Over the process the 5 hours, he charged into the valley many times. utilising various desktop weapons, rifles, grenade launchers, or even a rock, Meyer many times repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan infantrymen to safeguard, and supplied disguise for dozens of others to escape—supreme acts of valor and resolution. in spite of everything, Meyer and 4 stalwart comrades—an military captain, an Afghan sergeant significant, and Marines—cleared the battlefield and got here to grips with a tragedy they knew might have been shunned. For his activities on that day, Meyer turned the 1st residing Marine in 3 many years to be provided the Medal of Honor.
 
Into the Fire tells the complete tale of the chaotic conflict of Ganjigal for the 1st time,  in a compelling, human means that unearths it as a microcosm of our contemporary wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, via his Marine and sniper education, onto the battlefield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a conflict that has turn into the stuff of legend. 
 
Investigations ensued, whilst he was once pitched again into conflict along U.S. military infantrymen who embraced him as a fellow grunt. whilst it used to be over, he lower back to the States to confront dwelling with the lack of his closest pals. this can be a story of yank values and upbringing, of attractive heroism, and of fixing to loss and to civilian life.
 
We see all of it via Meyer’s eyes, bullet by means of bullet, with uncooked honesty in telling of either the error that led to tragedy and the get to the bottom of of yank infantrymen, U.S. Marines, and Afghan infantrymen who’d been deserted and confronted sure death. 
 
Meticulously researched and thrillingly advised, with nonstop speed and brilliant element, Into the hearth is the unvarnished tale of a latest American hero.

Praise for Into the Fire
 
“A tale of guys at their top and at their worst . . . leaves you gaping in admiration at Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer’s courage.”—National Review
 
“Meyer’s fabulous bravery wasn’t non permanent or impulsive yet planned and sustained.”—The Wall highway Journal
 
“[A] cathartic, heartfelt account . . . strive against memoirs don’t get from now on personal.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A nice contribution to the dialogue of an agonizingly advanced subject.”—The Virginian-Pilot
 
Black Hawk Down meets Lone Survivor.”—Library Journal

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Download E-books Victory of Eagles (Temeraire) PDF

By Naomi Novik

For Britain, stipulations are grim: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and effectively invaded English soil. Napoleon’s best target is the career of London. regrettably, the dragon Temeraire has been faraway from army service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to dying for treason. Separated by way of their very own govt and threatened at each flip by means of Napoleon’s forces, Laurence and Temeraire needs to fight to discover one another amid the turmoil of warfare. If basically they are often reunited, grasp and dragon could rally Britain’s scattered resistance forces and take the struggle to the enemy as by no means before–for king and nation, and for his or her personal liberty.

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Download E-books The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan PDF

By Gregory Feifer

“Fascinating….A hugely readable background of the conflict.” —New York instances e-book Review

In The nice Gamble, a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the conflict that contributed vastly to the loss of life of the USSR, and that gives impressive classes for the twenty first century, besides. informed from the viewpoint of the Russians who fought it, The nice Gamble deals necessary perception into the background of Afghanistan’s afflicted executive and the increase of the Mujahideen and Al-Qaeda. within the phrases of the Minneapolis superstar Tribune, “Feifer has performed actually outstanding study… For all its heft, [The nice Gamble] is an easy read—an strange and pleasurable combination.”

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Download E-books The Third Crusade 1191: Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the struggle for Jerusalem (Campaign) PDF

The conflict among King Richard I 'The Lionheart' of britain and Saladin has turn into mythical. during the a long time, army fans were desirous about the tactic of the resolute, seriously armed Anglo-Saxon military as opposed to their extra evenly armed competitors. Richard's lack of ability to recapture Jerusalem used to be disappointing, however it proved to the crusaders that Saladin was once now not invincible. This publication describes the fight of the Crusades (1095-1291) that has developed right into a mythic crusade for the Holy urban of Jerusalem, delivering an in-depth examine the conflict, the personalities concerned and the strategies hired through each one military.

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Download E-books The Falklands 1982: Ground operations in the South Atlantic (Campaign) PDF

By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

At the evening of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by way of Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its circulate opposed to the Falkland Islands. On three April British best Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher confronted an appalled and livid condominium of Commons to announce that Argentine defense force had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the boys of Royal Marine detachment NP8901; had run up the Argentine flag at executive condo; and had declared the islands and their inhabitants to be Argentine. an instantaneous reaction used to be required and a role strength was once speedily assembled to move into the South Atlantic and retake the islands. From this element until eventually the Argentine quit on 14 June, the British forces fought what used to be in lots of methods a 19th-century sort colonial crusade on the finish of prolonged offer traces a few 8,000 miles from domestic. This quantity will aspect the most important phases of the land crusade to retake the islands, concentrating on the San Carlos landings, the conflict for Darwin and Goose eco-friendly, and the ultimate battles for Mt Longdon, Tumbledown and instant Ridge, the mountains that surrounded the island's capital, Stanley.

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Download E-books The 14-Hour War: Valor on Koh Tang and the Recapture of the SS Mayaguez PDF

The ebook recounts the 1975 American operation to recapture the U.S. box send SS Mayaquez and her team, an incident that's strange to so much americans. past literary paintings documenting the development have interested by the activities of the team of the Mayaquez, the air strength helicopter pilots and, President Ford and the nationwide safety Council..The concentration of the 14 Hour struggle is the airmen, sailors and Marines, essentially the Marines, who went in to rescue a team that wasn't there, A strength constituted of nearly 2 hundred Marines such a lot of whom have been clean out of boot camp used to be tasked with the rescue, They have been briefed to anticipate minimum resistance from a few 20 to 30 evenly armed fishermen defense force, What they discovered was once among four hundred and six hundred Khmer Rouge strive against veterans with heavy guns in entrenched and fortified positions, suffering from incomplete and misguided intelligence and hindered by means of a micro-managed command and keep watch over constitution that prolonged the entire technique to the Oval place of work, the Marines held out for 14 hours opposed to a enormously stronger and more matured enemy in a struggle they dare no longer lose, Getting at the island was once extraordinary, Getting off the island was once a miracle, because of that 14 hour conflict, 4 Air Crosses and a army go have been presented, forty-one U.S, servicemen misplaced their lives and 3 Marines have been left at the back of and, the US regained a small little bit of luster to a name tarnished by way of its withdrawal from Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as a entire narrative of the making plans and the conflict itself, the e-book will comprise over 30 first individual bills through Koh Tang veterans and unpublished images taken by means of veterans whereas engaged with the enemy, The appendices will contain verbatim mins of NSC discussions and judgements in regards to the technique and strategies to be performed through neighborhood commanders, U.S. Marine Corps submit motion and Investigative stories and the most recent info as of December 2009) on what occurred to the 3 Marines that have been left at the back of.

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Download E-books Disarming Iraq: The Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction PDF

By Hans Blix

The struggle opposed to Iraq divided opinion in the course of the international and generated a maelstrom of spin and counterspin. the fellow on the eye of the typhoon, and arguably the one key participant to emerge from it together with his integrity intact, was once Hans Blix, head of the UN guns inspection team.

This is Dr. Blix's account of what fairly occurred in the course of the months major as much as the assertion of conflict in March 2003. In riveting descriptions of his conferences with Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Kofi Annan, he conveys the frustrations, the tensions, the strain and the drama because the clock ticked towards the fateful hour. within the technique, he asks the important questions about the warfare: used to be it inevitable? Why couldn't the U.S. and united kingdom get the backing of the opposite member states of the UN defense Council? Did Iraq have guns of mass destruction? What does the placement in Iraq train us concerning the propriety and efficacy of regulations of preemptive assault and unilateral action?

Free of the agendas of politicians and ideologues, Blix is the plainspoken, measured voice of cause within the cacophony of discussion approximately Iraq. His evaluate of what occurred is useful in attempting to comprehend either what introduced us to the current scenario and what we will be able to research as we attempt to maneuver towards peace and safety on the planet after Iraq.

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Download E-books For Whom the Bell Tolls PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to hide the civil warfare there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. 3 years later he accomplished the best novel to emerge from "the sturdy fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The tale of Robert Jordan, a tender American within the overseas Brigades hooked up to an antifascist guerilla unit within the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and braveness, love and defeat, and the tragic demise of an incredible. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the gorgeous Maria and his fabulous account of El Sordo's final stand, in his extraordinary travesty of los angeles Pasionaria and his unwillingness to think in blind religion, Hemingway surpasses his success within the solar additionally Rises and A Farewell to hands to create a piece right now infrequent and lovely, robust and brutal, compassionate, relocating, and clever. "If the functionality of a author is to bare reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after interpreting the manuscript, "no one ever so thoroughly played it." larger in strength, broader in scope, and extra intensely emotional than any of the author's past works, it stands as the best struggle novels of all time.

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Download E-books Hunting Down Saddam: The Inside Story of the Search and Capture PDF

By Robin Moore

This authoritative and gripping narrative plunges the yank public into the genuine and private tale of the us forces in Iraq, and their winning maneuvers in taking pictures essentially the most vicious dictators of our time.

Hunting Down Saddam includes up to the moment fabric and offers never-before-heard bills of the triumphs and frustrations, ideas and assaults, of these who positioned their lives in danger to trace down Saddam Hussein.

* the 1st ebook to inform the full tale of the pursuit of Saddam, from pre-war to his capture.

* Candid bills immediately from the warriors at the frontline, that have now not been sanitized or filtered during the media, the army, or the Pentagon.

* specific interviews with key army leaders, together with Colonel "Smokin' Joe" Anderson, Commanding Officer of the 2d Brigade, a hundred and first Airborne (Screaming Eagles), who led the assault on Saddam's sons.

The seize of Saddam Hussein is the defining occasion for this generation's army. Action-packed and debatable, Hunting Down Saddam teems with inside of details. Robin Moore will get the genuine tale from those scuffling with males as merely he can.

Doris Kearns Goodwin calls Hunting Down Saddam, "A speedy and livid learn . . . while the historians attempt to prepare the genuine evidence of the 2 wars the U. S. has fought due to the fact September eleven, 2001 this ebook could be a worthy contribution to their research."

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