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Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills Berkley Charles Henderson


8th July 2013 Literature & Fiction 50 Comments
He's silent, invisible. He lies in one position for days, barely twitching a muscle, able to control his heartbeat and breathing. His record has never been matched: 93 confirmed kills. This is the story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, Marine sniper, legend of military lore. **MASS MARKET PAPER** Charles W. Henderson is a veteran of more than 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, with a distinguished career spanning from Vietnam to the Gulf War, after which he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills ...
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Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel History & Criticism African Esi Sutherland-Addy The Feminist Press at CUNY


28th November 2012 Literature & Fiction 2 Comments
With a strong focus on scholarly research and analysis, this second of a projected series of four regional African collections is not as accessible as the highly acclaimed Southern Region (2002). The editors do include lively essays, short stories, poetry, folklore, work songs, interviews, and novel excerpts that give voice to women too long unheard, from the age of African empires to the eras of colonial conquest, and showing the effects of Christianity, Islam, and the rise of nationalism. The diverse voices tell the truth about hostility as well as support among wives under polygamy, ...
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Acceptable Loss History Asia Southeast Asia Kregg P. Jorgenson Ivy Books 1ST edition


21st November 2012 History Books 37 Comments
The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving "friendly" fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities. The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in ...
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The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Arc Manor Franklin Delano Roosevelt


16th November 2012 History Books 0 Comments
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945 and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. Russell D. Buhite, Professor and Head of the Department of History in the University of Tennessee, holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is the author of Soviet-American Relations in Asia, 1945-1954, ...
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First Force Recon Company: Sunrise at Midnight History World 20th Century Bill Peters Ballantine Books


23rd October 2012 History Books 24 Comments
In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . .In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide strategic and operational intelligence to insure the security of American units as the withdrawal of the troops progressed.Making perilous helicopter inserts deep in the Que Son Mountains, where the constant chatter of AK-47 rifle fire left no doubt who was in charge, Peters and the other men of 1st Force Recon ...
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The Element of Surprise: Navy Seals in Vietnam History World 20th Century Darryl Young Ballantine Books


13th October 2012 History Books 34 Comments
It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn't true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy's SEAL Team One--incuding the author--carried out over a hundred missions in the Mekong Delta without a single platoon fatality. Their primary mission: kidnap enemy soldiers--alive--for interrogation. CHAPTER ONEThe Navy C-118 left the runway and circled to the north, then to the west, as we gained altitude leaving Guam behind. We were on the last leg of a four-leg flight from Coronado, California, to Tan Son Nhut Air ...
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Eyes of the Eagle History Asia Southeast Asia Gary Linderer Ballantine Books 1st edition


2nd October 2012 History Books 24 Comments
When Gary Linderer reached Vietnam in 1968, he volunteered for training and duty with the F Company 58th In, the Long Range Patrol Company that was "the Eyes of the Eagle." F Company pulled reconnaisssance missions and ambushes, and Linderer recounts night insertions into enemy territory, patrols against NVA antiaircraft emplacements, and some of the bravest demonstrations of courage under fire that has ever been described.... When Gary Linderer reached Vietnam in 1968, he volunteered for training and duty with the F Company 58th In, the Long Range Patrol Company that was "the ...
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Women of the Frontier History Americas United States 19th Century Billy Kennedy Emerald House Group Inc.


30th September 2012 History Books 25 Comments
Billy Kennedy is a journalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland who has done extensive research into the history of the Scots-Irish people in the United States. Mr. Kenned is currently working on a television series with the BBC and American Public Television; this is his eighth book. Tells the stories of more than 50 women who were part of the making of America from the 1700s through the early 1900s.Women of the Frontier (Scots-Irish Chronicles) Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project In this concise and well-written work, Wells (The Journey of Man) provides an accessible ...
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The Diary of Anne Frank Cliffs Notes 1 edition Dorthea Shefer-Vanson


23rd September 2012 Literature & Fiction 11 Comments
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature.CliffsNotes on Diary of Anne Frank takes you into the handwritten accounts of life in hiding from Nazis in World War II.Following the feelings of a 13-year-old Jewish girl who recorded her thoughts, impressions, dreams, and cherished hopes during the two years before she and her family were discovered, this study companion covers the backgrounds and fates of the real people within Anne's diary. Other features that help you figure out this important work includeHistorical ...
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Woodward Avenue: Cruising the Legendary Strip Car Tech Robert Genat


18th September 2012 History Books 17 Comments
Detroit s Woodward Avenue was America s center of gravity for cruising and street racing in the '50s and '60s. Its widely paved surfaces with long sections of arrow-straight road between traffic signals provided the ideal location for stop light street racing and cruising action. Woodward even became the unofficial test track for the profusion of hot factory iron churned out by Detroit s engineers. If you lived in the Detroit area in the '60s and wanted to drag race Woodward Avenue was the place to go. Woodward Avenue: Cruising the Legendary Strip is filled with stories from the people who ...
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