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At The Helm Of Uss America

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Author: James E. Wise, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615683
Size: 20.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Book Description: Only the best officers are given command of U.S. Navy ships, and only the elite of these are selected for aircraft carriers. The USS America was the third of four Kitty Hawk–class super-carriers. Commissioned in 1965, decommissioned in 1996, she served three times in Vietnam, and once each in Libya, the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. This book profiles the 23 men who commanded the America and her crew of 5,000 during 31 years. Most of them were combat veterans—World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Mayaguez Rescue Operations, Lebanon, Haiti, Libya, Bosnia, and Desert Storm. Four were Naval Academy graduates; seven were test pilots; one became Inspector General of the Navy; one wore both Navy wings and submariner dolphins; and one was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly six years. Two retired as admirals—one was Chief of Naval Operations—five as vice admirals, and 11 as rear admirals. Each profile gives a career account based on official biographies, published memoirs, and interviews with the commanders or their families.


The Destroyers Civil War

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Author: William Rice
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329072278
Size: 43.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Book Description: The Destroyers Book 3 Civil War The fleet returns home this book takes place after the battles of Tau Ceti and the voyage home to earth where civil war awaits the fledgling Federation.


Valor Of Many Stripes

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Author: Scott Baron
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476674418
Size: 71.60 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: The award of a military decoration does not define valor—it only recognizes it. Many acts of notable courage and self-sacrifice occur on the battlefield but are often obscured in the fog of battle or lost to history, unrecognized and unheralded. The largely overlooked men and women in this volume did incredible things in dire circumstances. Although in some cases decorations were awarded—including several Medals of Honor—their stories remain unknown.


Conduct Unbecoming

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Author: Scott Baron
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623066
Size: 70.46 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: Men and women who serve in the armed forces are subject to a different legal code than those they protect. Throughout American history, some have—through action or failure to act or by circumstances—found themselves facing prosecution by the United States military. One measure of a nation’s sense of justice is how it treats those who surrender some of their rights to defend the rights of fellow citizens. Beginning with the first court-martial (predating the nation itself) and continuing to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the War on Terror, this book examines the proceedings of 15 courts-martial that raised such important legal questions as: When does advocacy become treason? Who bears ultimate responsibility when troops act illegally? What are the limits in protesting injustice? The defendants include such familiar names as Paul Revere and William Calley. The authors examine such overlooked cases as the Somers Mutiny, the trial of the San Patricios and the Port Chicago Mutiny. These trials demonstrate that guaranteeing military justice—especially in the midst of armed conflict—is both a challenge and a necessity in a free society.


The Ship That Held The Line

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Author: Lislie Rose
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612512097
Size: 13.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Book Description: The American fleet aircraft carrier Hornet is widely acknowledged for the contributions she made to the war effort. The Doolittle Raid, launched from the Hornet's deck, inaugurated America's Pacific counteroffensive and transformed the aircraft carrier into one of the world's prime strategic weapon systems. She was one of three carriers to participate in the victory at Midway and the fighting around Guadalcanal. Through the experiences of this key warship and the eyes of her crew and the aviators who flew from her deck, Lisle Rose recreates the first desperate year of the war in the Pacific. He tells how the Hornet was molded into a deadly weapon of war, how the ship was fought and ultimately lost, and what it was like to live aboard her at a time when the fate of the United States depended on the Navy's tiny carrier fleet. In chronicling the carrier's operational history, the author contends that the fate of the Hornet's air group at Midway remains one of the great controversies in modern naval history and that the ship's importance in helping to keep the Japanese juggernaut at bay during the most critical period of the Pacific war is incontestable. His arguments ring true today as the controversy continues. Rose succeeds both in letting the reader see things the way the men of the Hornet did and in placing their experiences in a broad historical context.


Cruising World

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Size: 71.26 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 1154
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Just Call Me Mike

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Author: Mike Farrell
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070359
Size: 46.53 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 380
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Book Description: Los Angeles Times bestseller: A memoir by the M*A*S*H actor revealing his hardscrabble childhood, his life in Hollywood, and his passion for human rights. Best known for his eight years on M*A*S*H and his five seasons on Providence, Mike Farrell is also a writer, director, and producer—and a fiercely dedicated activist who has served on human rights and peace delegations to countries around the world as well as working tirelessly on the issue of the death penalty. In Just Call Me Mike, he not only tells his story but reveals the candidness and decency that has endeared him not only to his fans but to commentators across the political divide. “In this honest autobiography, Farrell, who played B.J. Hunnicutt in the TV series M*A*S*H, provides intimate accounts of growing up working-class in the shadows of wealthy Hollywood, overcoming personal demons as he starts his acting career and finding happiness in the popular sitcom and what he describes as a supportive and cohesive cast and crew. Throughout the series, Farrell also began to pursue an interest in politics and human rights that took him to Cambodia, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and his passionate descriptions of the human rights abuses in those countries show why Farrell currently is considered one of Hollywood’s most prominent activists.” —Publishers Weekly “A stand-up guy . . . His book, Just Call Me Mike, will entertain and inform you far beyond most autobiographies. Farrell’s life is fascinating and his journey is well worth your time.” —Bill O’Reilly “He describes the fantastic, sometimes painful, and ultimately redeeming journey that his conscience has led him on . . . Disarmingly honest.” —Kamala Harris “Farrell doesn’t hesitate to put himself on the line, whether writing about his troubled past, the behind-the-scenes conflicts on the M*A*S*H set, or his human rights activism.” —The Sacramento Bee


The Puritan Origins Of The American Self

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Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300021172
Size: 36.71 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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Book Description: Errata slip inserted. Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dragon S Jaw

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Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306903466
Size: 35.11 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: A riveting Vietnam War story--and one of the most dramatic in aviation history--told by a New York Times bestselling author and a prominent aviation historian Every war has its "bridge"--Old North Bridge at Concord, Burnside's Bridge at Antietam, the railway bridge over Burma's River Kwai, the bridge over Germany's Rhine River at Remagen, and the bridges over Korea's Toko Ri. In Vietnam it was the bridge at Thanh Hoa, called Dragon's Jaw. For seven long years hundreds of young US airmen flew sortie after sortie against North Vietnam's formidable and strategically important bridge, dodging a heavy concentration of anti-aircraft fire and enemy MiG planes. Many American airmen were shot down, killed, or captured and taken to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp. But after each air attack, when the smoke cleared and the debris settled, the bridge stubbornly remained standing. For the North Vietnamese it became a symbol of their invincibility; for US war planners an obsession; for US airmen a testament to American mettle and valor. Using after-action reports, official records, and interviews with surviving pilots, as well as untapped Vietnamese sources, Dragon's Jaw chronicles American efforts to destroy the bridge, strike by bloody strike, putting readers into the cockpits, under fire. The story of the Dragon's Jaw is a story rich in bravery, courage, audacity, and sometimes luck, sometimes tragedy. The "bridge" story of Vietnam is an epic tale of war against a determined foe.


Ski

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Size: 15.81 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 140
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The U S Military Intervention In Panama Origins Planning And Crisis Management June 1987 December 1989 Paperback

The U S  Military Intervention in Panama  Origins  Planning  and Crisis Management  June 1987 December 1989  Paperback  PDF

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Author: Lawrence A. Yates
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160872495
Size: 35.16 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 331
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Book Description: This history examines the Panama crisis from June 1987 to December 1989 not simply as a prelude to Operation Just Cause but as a case study in its own right - as an extended series of interrelated actions and issues that U.S. military personnel had to confront on a daily basis in a process that imparted no sense of inevitability as to the outcome.