From #1 Amazon Bestselling Author and Veteran Lawrence Colby! In the latest full-octane thriller from #1 Amazon bestselling author and former military pilot Lawrence Colby, Special Agent Leo Rossi organizes the greatest manhunt Washington has ever seen to locate one of the Pentagon's highest ranking generals that has suddenly disappeared.
"A riveting, unsparing, gritty, firsthand account of life in a great airborne unit that engaged in some of the toughest fighting in Afghanistan, in "the Arghandab," a district whose name became a metaphor for brutal close combat against tenacious enemies. Damn the Valley captures vividly the intense dynamics and relationships in the brotherhood of the close fight in the toughest imaginable conditions - and also the extraordinary reliance of paratroopers on their airborne buddies on their left and right and their leaders. A great read!" Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the surge in Iraq, U.S. Central Command and NATO/U.S. forces in Afghanistan; former director of the CIA; and co-author of "Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine." “Sobering, powerful, factual; this is a must-read ﬁrst-person story which brilliantly and empathically illuminates the facets of a soldier’s life during combat in one of Afghanistan’s toughest districts. This is a rare glimpse into the realities real American heroes face to pay for our freedom. As the Fury commander there, for 24 months, I understand we asked soldiers to sacriﬁce on our behalf with ill-deﬁned goals. Thus the book quote resonated with me, that the only way to win was to 'continually do [sic] the right thing in the face of everything that screams to you that it wasn’t worth it to stay on the path of the righteous.' They served with honor!" Brian Mennes. major general (ret)., former deputy commander, 18th Airborne Corps, U.S. Army “Yeske provides a riveting account of the brutality and unforgiving nature of direct combat from the paratroopers who had to deal with it in one of the most dangerous and contentious areas and times of the Afghan War. He also clearly articulates the interpersonal nature of small unit combat, and his writing makes the reader feel as if they are there, on patrol, or under ﬁre with him and his buddies. I recommend this book to any small unit leader to understand what combat is about and to any leader in general to understand what our troops at the tactical level must endure during extended combat.” John Wayne Troxell, SEAC (Ret), USA, 3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, JCS, and author of "Surrender or Die! Reﬂections of a Combat Leader."
A compelling tale about a remarkable man. It grips the reader with his strength of character and fascinating career in World War II as one of the first young men trained to fly the B-24 Liberator and then the B-29 Superfortress. Shot down on his first combat mission from Guadalcanal and just his second mission, his survival story is extraordinary. He then flew 80 more missions before the end of the war. He served 30 years in the Army Air Corps and USAF, including Air Attache in Indochina and NATO in France. His career spanned World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars.
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The award-winning memoir Consequences: An Intelligence Officer’s War pulls back the curtain on the shadowy world of espionage and the discovery of ISIS.
“This book captures the reality of war, emotional challenges, discomfort with the environment and fears of all Army nurses. But most importantly, it tells the story of the commitment of women who dedicated themselves to the well-being of our troops. A real page-turner ....” Karen Gausman, President, Army Nurse Corps Association As a woman reading this book, I felt very connected to the nurses' situation. At heart, you feel for their difficulty and truly honor their strength. I recommend this book to historical fiction readers. Jeyran Main, Review Tales It’s 1950. Mary Belanger, a Reserve Army operating room nurse, is called up and must leave behind a philandering husband and the baby of his runaway sister. All too soon, Mary is thrust into combat surgeries, dealing with unimaginable wounds and forced to grow in ways she never imagined. She and the other nurses do the impossible every day, saving the lives of American servicemen. When the war reaches a stage where there is hope for victory, their fate is dealt a cruel blow. At a time when U.S. Army regulations prohibited men from serving as nurses, the actual experiences of the MASH Nurses operating close to combat is told in this compelling tale.
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What would you sacrifice for your country? This award-winning airman's memoir is a must-read for every American.
In 2003, Maj. William Edwards and Lt. Col. Robert P. Walters of the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion were given the near-impossible task of improving the U.S. Army's security posture at Abu Ghraib prison under unfathomable conditions. With input from officers who served with them, their candid firsthand accounts of life at the notorious prison reveal unpublished details of the human devastation that took place there, along with unexpected glimpses of humanity.
Written by John Armbuster.