The Silence of War

The Silence of War
Author: Terry McGowan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1101988185
Category: Afghan War, 2001-2021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of War Book Excerpt:

Terry McGowan was a beat cop, a Marine captain, and an FBI Special Agent before retiring at age fifty. But after September 11th, 2001, McGowan was in Iraq, serving as a member of a team of high-ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. McGowan's success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on the front line; a platoon that was understrength and under fire. While an eighteen-year-old Marine can't look at a crowd of Afghans and pick out the guilty party, McGowan's years of experience in law enforcement had developedhis eye for the "felony look." His training as a Marine Officer, combined with his experience as an FBI Agent, made McGowan an asset as he struggled to keep up with young Marines while they humped over the mountains. Here, he recounts the many trials of his life of service, providing an intimate glimpse into the horrible realities of modern military conflict. --

The Silence of War

The Silence of War
Author: Terry McGowan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 1101988207
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of War Book Excerpt:

With a Foreword by Bill O’Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps. Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt an undiminished sense of duty to protect and serve his country. Six years later, he was in Iraq as a member of a team of high ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. His success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on the front line; a platoon that was understrength and under fire. While an eighteen year old Marine can't look at a crowd of Afghans and pick out the guilty party, with his years of experience in law enforcement, Terry had developed an eye for the "felony look". His training as a Marine Officer combined with his experience as an FBI Agent made him a unique asset as he struggled to keep up with young Marines while they humped over the mountains. In The Silence of War, Terry recounts the many trials of his life of service, providing an intimate glimpse into the horrible realities of modern military conflict. INCLUDES PHOTOS

WTFO The Silence Is Deafening

WTFO   The Silence Is Deafening
Author: Khaled Hafid
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 1105972356
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WTFO The Silence Is Deafening Book Excerpt:

A young Marine Staff Sergeant finally tells the tale of his two year experience in dealing with deployment, conflict, death and recovery. With a unique upbringing as an Arab-American, he wrestles with his beliefs and emotions, while trying to make sense of everything around him. It is a story of triumph from sadness, victory from the jaws of defeat. Follow him through his journey and see what becomes of him.

Aftermath of War

Aftermath of War
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 589
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One Marine s War

One Marine s War
Author: Gerald Meehl
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 1612510930
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Marine s War Book Excerpt:

An unusual account of a young American in combat in the Pacific during WWII, this book describes the experiences of a Marine language officer who was decorated for saving enemy lives, not taking them. He won the Bronze star for his unique service, winning the respect of his peers and countless Japanese for his successful efforts that resulted in the surrender of large numbers of enemy civilians and troops during the savage battles on Saipan and Tinian in 1944.

Siege of Khe Sanh The Story of the Vietnam War s Largest Battle

Siege of Khe Sanh  The Story of the Vietnam War s Largest Battle
Author: Robert Pisor
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 0393354520
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siege of Khe Sanh The Story of the Vietnam War s Largest Battle Book Excerpt:

A war correspondent’s masterful blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Khe Sanh, reissued with a new preface by Mark Bowden for the battle’s 50th anniversary. The six-month siege of Khe Sanh in 1968 was the largest, most intense battle of the Vietnam War. For six thousand trapped U.S. Marines, it was a nightmare; for President Johnson, an obsession. For General Westmoreland, it was to be the final vindication of technological weaponry; for General Giap, architect of the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, it was a spectacular ruse masking troops moving south for the Tet offensive. With a new introduction by Mark Bowden—best-selling author of Hu? 1968—Robert Pisor’s immersive narrative of the action at Khe Sanh is a timely reminder of the human cost of war, and a visceral portrait of Vietnam’s fiercest and most epic close-quarters battle. Readers may find the politics and the tactics of the Vietnam War, as they played out at Khe Sahn fifty years ago, echoed in our nation’s global incursions today. Robert Pisor sets forth the history, the politics, the strategies, and, above all, the desperate reality of the battle that became the turning point of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

An Inconvenient War

An Inconvenient War
Author: J. F. Cronin
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN: 1491736402
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Inconvenient War Book Excerpt:

Lieutenant Colonel Jake Gregg is a marine recruiter’s dream: handsome, well-respected, and on the fast track to making general. As an on-ground commander during the Gulf War, Colonel Jake led his troops into multifaceted battles, minimized dangers for his marines, and squashed all attempts to reward his outstanding leadership with a medal. But as the war ends and several years pass, the neoconservatives are not happy. They want the regime of Iraq overthrown. It is 2000 when Jake, who is known for fighting his superiors as much as the enemy, is relieved of his duties as director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As he begins his new role as general at Quantico, he assigns Major Fran Matthews, who knows all too well about the negative effects of being a woman in the military, to create a security plan for the Capitol area base. But when America is suddenly attacked on 9/11, everything changes for the neocons, Jake, and Fran as a new war begins in Afghanistan. An Inconvenient War is the tale of a seasoned military commander who embarks on a journey to not only fight in wars but also to battle Washington leaders who are determined to achieve their goals—even if others must pay for their choices in blood.

Too Young the Heroes

Too Young the Heroes
Author: George Lince
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN: 147660598X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Young the Heroes Book Excerpt:

Right after Pearl Harbor, the author joined the Marines at 17. After boot camp, he went to the First Marine Division, taking part in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific, including the landing on Okinawa where he was wounded. Fighting under terrible conditions, he and his fellow Marines persevered. This is the author’s story of combat and of growing up.

Bitter Peleliu

Bitter Peleliu
Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN: 1472849477
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Peleliu Book Excerpt:

The hard-hitting history of the Pacific War's 'forgotten battle' of Peleliu – a story of intelligence failings and impossible bravery. In late 1944, as a precursor to the invasion of the Philippines, U.S. military analysts decided to seize the small island of Peleliu to ensure that the Japanese airfield there could not threaten the invasion forces. This important new book explores the dramatic story of this 'forgotten' battle and the campaign's strategic failings. Bitter Peleliu reveals how U.S. intelligence officers failed to detect the complex network of caves, tunnels, and pillboxes hidden inside the island's coral ridges. More importantly, they did not discern – nor could they before it happened – that the defense of Peleliu would represent a tectonic shift in Japanese strategy. No more contested enemy landings at the water's edge, no more wild banzai attacks. Now, invaders would be raked on the beaches by mortar and artillery fire. Then, as the enemy penetrated deeper into the Japanese defensive systems, he would find himself on ground carefully prepared for the purpose of killing as many Americans as possible. For the battle-hardened 1st Marine Division Peleliu was a hornets' nest like no other. Yet thanks to pre-invasion over-confidence on the part of commanders, 30 of the 36 news correspondents accredited for the campaign had left prior to D-Day. Bitter Peleliu reveals the full horror of this 74-day battle, a battle that thanks to the reduced media presence has never garnered the type of attention it deserves. Pacific War historian Joseph Wheelan dissects the American intelligence and strategic failings, analyses the shift in Japanese tactics, and recreates the Marines' horrific experiences on the worst of the Pacific battlegrounds. This book is a brilliant, compelling read on a forgotten battle.

The Twins Platoon

The Twins Platoon
Author: Christy W. Sauro
Publsiher: Zenith Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2006-03-20
ISBN: 9780760323878
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twins Platoon Book Excerpt:

In the evening of June 28, 1967, 150 young Americans were sworn into the Marine Corps as part of the pre-game ceremonies of a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Before the end of the fourth inning these volunteers were being hustled on to buses, on their way to boot camp. It was a journey that would take them from a boyhood of baseball in the American heartland to manhood on the killing fields of Vietnam. Christy Sauro was one of the Twins Platoon, and in this book he tells what it was like-from the pomp and ceremony of induction to the all-too-real initiation by fire that would shortly follow: in mere months, he and most of the Twins Platoon were on the ground in Vietnam and promptly faced with some of the toughest fighting of the war, the Siege of Khe Sanh and the Tet Offensive, including the brutal Battle for Hue. From baseball to boot camp to brutal combat, his is a firsthand story of American life being lived at the limits-and changed forever.

Marines

Marines
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inspired by the Silence

Inspired by the Silence
Author: Jon M. Christenson
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2010-06-08
ISBN: 1450007724
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inspired by the Silence Book Excerpt:

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Dreams Outback

Dreams Outback
Author: Darrell Norrod
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN: 0595608132
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams Outback Book Excerpt:

Dreams Outback A Book About life and death and the American Dream of Freedom Dreams Outback's innocent book cover holds the explosive story of an American family and their sacrifices made for their country. Dreams Outback is a unique blend of fiction sprinkled throughout the pages with religion, politics, and war that takes the reader, no matter what age or sex, on a roller coaster ride of emotions. And the front row seat next to the reader is occupied with God and country. And the remaining seats are occupied when your innermost emotions of love and tears surface and spill over into the empty seats with your own thoughts of mystery and unanswered questions. After a slow start, your front row seat will open your eyes to your forgotten youth and you will participate as a willing character in the book. And with God and country sitting beside you, your newfound emotions will stir and unlock the action that will chase you down the steel tracks. Dreams Outback has a very powerful message for the American People and will put a smile on your face, tears in your eyes, and will make you proud to be an American as two young children start the search against all odds for the American Dream.

U S Marines in Iraq 2003

U S  Marines in Iraq  2003
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Marines in Iraq 2003 Book Excerpt:

"This volume presents a collection of 47 articles describing different aspects of U.S. Marine Corps participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom during 2003." ... [from Foreword].

The Marine Corps Gazette

The Marine Corps Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marine Corps Gazette Book Excerpt:

The Joker

The Joker
Author: Andrew Hudgins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN: 1476712727
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joker Book Excerpt:

"Since Andrew Hudgins was a child, he was a compulsive joke teller, so when he sat down to write about jokes, he found that he was writing about himself--what jokes taught him and mistaught him, how they often delighted him but occasionally made him nervous with their delight in chaos and sometimes anger. Because Hudgins's father, a West Point graduate, served in the US Air Force, his family moved frequently; he learned to relate to other kids by telling jokes and watching how his classmates responded. And jokes opened him up to the serious, taboo subjects that his family didn't talk about openly--religion, race, sex, and death. Hudgins tells and analyzes the jokes that explore the contradictions in the Baptist religion he was brought up in, the jokes that told him what his parents would not tell him about sex, and the racist jokes that his uncle loved, his father hated, and his mother, caught in the middle, was ambivalent about. This book is both a memoir and a meditation on jokes and how they educated,delighted, and occasionally horrified him as he grew"--

Pain and Purpose in the Pacific

Pain and Purpose in the Pacific
Author: Richard Carl Bright
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1490721533
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pain and Purpose in the Pacific Book Excerpt:

What follows here, just a brief insight into Pain and Purpose in the Pacific. This book did not begin with the idea of a chronology of the battles of the Pacific War, although an overview is included. But instead it was intended to be a brief account of the battles on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa as I retrace the travels of one Marine from the farmland of Minnesota to Japan and back. Carl J. Johnson spent 30 months in the Pacific. Four of those months were in bitter combat on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa. He is my uncle. I have been blessed to travel, & to spend time at many of the places he traveled during World War II. My travels didnt stop there. As a Continental Airlines pilot based in Guam, now retired and having lived on Saipan, I have had the opportunity over a seven year period to visit other islands that were the scene of horrific battles of World War II. In addition to Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa, I will mention a few of them. Included are Guam where I was based during the closing years of my airline career; also Belau, which is Palau, and includes Peleliu. Included too in this book are Iwo Jima, Corregidor and the Philippines. In my travels beyond Hawaii and Pearl Harbor, which was my introduction into the Pacific, were Yap, and Truk, which is Chuuk, and Pohnpei in the Carolines. And Ive spent time in Japan. During my time in the Pacific, I have been presented with the opportunity to speak with several of the veterans of the Pacific War. Doing so has in some cases allowed me in some small way to understand a sense of the hell they had to suffer through. Included in this report are a few of their stories, as well as stories from some of the people of the islands who in one way or another were involved in the conflict. It is with a depth of gratitude that I acknowledge the Military Historical Tours of Alexandria, Virginia for allowing me to be a part of their tours to the islands of Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, as well as Guam, Tinian and Saipan. I appreciate this organization, dedicated to preserving the memories of the war, and to the honoring of the military personnel who were there at the time. While living on either Guam or Saipan I also was able to visit on my own most of the islands mentioned on this page. But it was the Military Historical Tours, and its President USMC Colonel Warren Wiedhahn ([email protected]) that made it possible for me to visit Iwo Jima. They allowed me to join them once a year for 4 consecutive years. I have since returned a 5th time in March of 2010. It was through this great organization that over a 7 year period (while living on both Guam and Saipan in the Marianas Islands), I was able to meet most of the WWII veterans mentioned here; and these aging veterans of the War in the Pacific whom I have met, have touched my heart. In addition to my uncle, this book is for them too.

The Coldest War

The Coldest War
Author: James Brady
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429901950
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coldest War Book Excerpt:

America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea. In 1947, seeking to avoid the draft, nineteen-year-old Jim Brady volunteered for a Marine Corps program that made him a lieutenant in the reserves on the day he graduated college. He didn't plan to find himself in command of a rifle platoon three years later facing a real enemy, but that is exactly what happened after the Chinese turned a so-called police action into a war. The Coldest War vividly describes Brady's rapid education in the realities of war and the pressures of command. Opportunities for bold offensives sink in the miasma of trench warfare; death comes in fits and starts as too-accurate artillery on both sides seeks out men in their bunkers; constant alertness is crucial for survival, while brutal cold and a seductive silence conspire to lull soldiers into an often fatal stupor. The Korean War affected the lives of all Americans, yet is little known beyond the antics of "M*A*S*H." Here is the inside story that deserves to be told, and James Brady is a powerful witness to a vital chapter of our history.

All Goes on Twenty

All Goes on Twenty
Author: Jeep Canada
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2011-10-28
ISBN: 1467061573
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Goes on Twenty Book Excerpt:

From the orphanage to the Marine Corps there are over 40 pictures. They tell the story of war and the people who fought in them. The Chosin Reservoir is one of the greatest battles in American History. The Star of Kota Ri was as important to the First Marine Division as the Star of Bethlehem was to the three Wise Men. From Korea to Vietnam there are men killed on the battle field. Their loved ones years still want to know anything that I can tell them about their story.

Third Marine Division s Two Score and Ten History

Third Marine Division s Two Score and Ten History
Author: Turner Publishing
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1992
ISBN: 156311089X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third Marine Division s Two Score and Ten History Book Excerpt:

The illustrious history of the Third Marine Division is retold in this exceptional volume. The story begins at Camp Pendleton and follows the 3rd through New Zealand, Bougainville, Guadalcanal, Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Third marine personal stories complement the history of the division with humor, tragedy, and bravery. Medal of Honor recipients listed. Indexed.