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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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The Few Da Capo Press Alex Kershaw


18th January 2013 History Books 45 Comments
By the summer of 1940 World War II had been under way for nearly a year. Hitler was triumphant and planning an invasion of England. But the United States was still a neutral country and, as Winston Churchill later observed, "the British people held the fort alone." A few Americans, however, did not remain neutral. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force to fight Hitler's air aces and help save Britain in its darkest hour. The Few is the never-before-told story of these thrill-seeking Americans who defied their country's neutrality laws to fly side-by-side with England's finest pilots. They flew ...
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Long Rifle: A Sniper’s Story in Iraq and Afghanistan Military Life & Institutions Joe LeBleu Lyons Press


17th January 2013 History Books 27 Comments
Long Rifle is gripping and moving, but most of all, inspiring. As 9/11 altered the terrain of so many lives, it shaped that of Joe LeBleu:He could only watch as Innocent people died and fires raged in the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As a former U.S. Army Ranger, Joe LeBleu knew what he had to do, return to active duty! By the time he received another honorable discharge in 2005 as a Sergeant, paratrooper, and sniper team leader, he had become known as Long Rifle for shooting an Iraqi insurgent at 1,100 meters in Fallujah. That single shot remains the farthest in ...
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Vietnam Gun Trucks Military Weapons & Warfare Conventional Gordon Rottman Osprey Publishing


13th December 2012 History Books 4 Comments
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. When US combat units began arriving in Vietnam in mid-1965 they were initially based in coastal cities. Munitions and supplies were ...
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The Gun Military Weapons & Warfare Conventional C. J. Chivers Simon & Schuster Reprint edition


7th December 2012 History Books 43 Comments
The AK-47 assault rifle is the defining weapon of the post-WWII era, thanks to its reliability, simplicity, and effectiveness. Over a hundred million units have been manufactured in enough variants-including imitations-to provide one for every 70 people in the world. It is praised in equal measure by soldiers, insurgents, hunters, and police. In his first book Chivers, a Marine Corps vet and senior writer at the New York Times who has reported extensively from Afghanistan and Pakistan, combines recently declassified documents with extensive personal accounts of AK-47 users from around the ...
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The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War Military World War I William Manchester Back Bay Books


9th August 2012 History Books 44 Comments
** 'A colorful, extremely readable account. To be the biographer of Krupp is to write the history of modern Germany.' - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW William Manchester is professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University. His biography of Winston Churchill, The Last Lion, is considered definitive. The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company. ** 'A ...
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The Secret Camera: A Marine’s Story: Four Years as a POW Military Prisoners of War Terence S. Kirk Lyons Press 3rd edition


21st June 2012 History Books 18 Comments
"They may be the only images in existence of American prisoners in Japanese prisoner camps. And they sat unpublished for more than fifty years, apparently ignored by a U.S. government that seemed indifferent to the atrocities the images documented."--Fort Worth Weekly Terence Kirk, a retired master gunnery sergeant, served thirty years in the U.S. Marine Corps, nearly four years of which were in a Japanese POW camp. He lives in Walnut Springs, Texas. "They may be the only images in existence of American prisoners in Japanese prisoner camps. And they sat unpublished for more ...
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Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now Military Pictorials James S. Brust University of Oklahoma Press


28th May 2012 History Books 46 Comments
James S. Brust, M.D., a specialist in historical photographs and prints, has published frequently on these topics in journals and magazines. He resides in San Pedro, California.Brian C. Pohanka, who passed away as this book went to press, was a military historian and author of several books. He also was senior researcher, writer, and adviser for Time-Life Books, television documentaries, and feature films. Sandy Barnard is an independent scholar and writer specializing in the Indian wars. He is editor of Greasy Grass and resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina. A stunning ...
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Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper’s Story Vietnam Continues Military Life & Institutions Charles Henderson Berkley


12th May 2012 History Books 48 Comments
Henderson, a retired Marine Corps officer, first told Hathcock's Vietnam-and-aftermath stories in his highly readable, highly hagiographic Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (1986), which continues to be a favorite item at the PX. Sniper detailed how U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Carlos J. Hathcock II used his uncanny marksmanship in Vietnam to record more than 300 hits, and how he dragged six of his unconscious buddies away from a burning tank. After an arduous recovery from serious burns received then, Hathcock learned that he had multiple sclerosisAthe disease he succumbed to last year. ...
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Snake Pilot: Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam Military United States Veterans Randy R. Zahn Potomac Books Inc.


8th May 2012 History Books 29 Comments
Randy R. Zahn is the chief pilot, Alaska Rotor Wing Division, for Era Helicopters in Anchorage, Alaska. He learned to fly helicopters while serving in the U.S. Army from 1968-71. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam (1970-71), earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star, two Air Medals for valor, and two Army Commendation Medals for valor. He lives in Eagle River, Alaska. Based on audiotapes he recorded during the war and sent home to his family, Randy Zahns Snake Pilot recounts his experiences flying AH-1 Cobra helicopters during the Vietnam War. First deployed in Vietnam ...
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