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The Longest Winter

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The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306814402
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Published: Da Capo Press - October 25th, 2005

This is the book we should have been assigned in high school in order that we understand something about the violence, fear, and confusion of actual combat. And how those factors bring about that elusive phenomenom called heroism. Alex Kershaw has already established himself as a historian with a unique capacity to recover both the tragedy and nobility of war. His unaffected prose, backed by impressive research, and a determined focus on the fate of ordniary individuals was wonderfully evident in his best-selling THE BEDFORD BOYS and is repeated here in THE LONGEST WINTER. Both titles are eloquent and powerful statements to the effect that wars are fought by regular folks thrown into situations that can produce behaviour ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. And occasionally heroic. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Black Hawk Down

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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802144737
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Published: Grove Press - April 13th, 2010

This is an excellent written history of a group of Army Rangers who withstood a full night of hostile enemy action on a humanitarian mission gone wrong. A well researched, well written account of what it is like to be in modern combat. Highly recommended.

Brothers In Arms

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Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767909136
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Published: Broadway Books - May 10th, 2005

This WWII third person narrative, written by six time NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, chronicles the 761st armored tank battalion. This "All Black" battalion spent 183 straight days in combat, suffering over 50% casualties. These brave men fought death, disease and racism, becoming one of Patton's best battalions of the Battle of the Bulge.

Washington's General

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Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805080056
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 10th, 2006

At last! A much needed biography of an indispensable and almost forgotten American hero...and Terry Golway, like his subject, has risen to the occasion. Absolutely first rate. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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Gettysburg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618485383
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Published: Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2004

This is a meticulously researched chronicle of the three day battle in July of 1863 that decided a nation's future. When you put down this mezmerizing book, you will feel as if you know every inch of the bloody battlefield. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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