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Groberg, Florent

Summary: Describes the author's childhood relocation from France to the U.S., where as a naturalized citizen he joined the military and served multiple tours in Afghanistan before he was wounded while protecting his patrol from a suicide bomber.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GROBERG, FLORENT GRO

Morgan, Wesley

Summary: "When we think of the war in Afghanistan, chances are we're thinking of a small, remote corner of the country where American military action has been concentrated: the Pech and its tributary valleys in Kunar and Nuristan provinces. The rugged, steep terrain and thick forests made the region a natural hiding spot for targets in the American war on terror, from Osama bin Laden to the Islamic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 MOR

Schilling, Dan

Summary: "The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHAPMAN, JOHN SCH

Malkasian, Carter

Summary: If you want to understand Afghanistan, writes Carter Malkasian, you need to understand what has happened on the ground, in the villages and countryside that were on the front line. These small places are the heart of the war. Malkasian's War Comes to Garmser promises to be a landmark account of the war in Afghanistan. The author, who spent nearly two years in Garmser, a community in war-torn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 MAL

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the histories of the Persian Gulf (1991), Afghanistan (2001-2014), and Iraq Wars (2003-2011) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956.7 FIR

Harnden, Toby

Summary: America is reeling; Al-Qaeda has struck and thousands are dead. The country scrambles to respond, but the Pentagon has no plan for Afghanistan--where Osama bin Laden masterminded the attack and is protected by the Taliban. Instead, the CIA steps forward to spearhead the war. Eight CIA officers are dropped into the mountains of northern Afghanistan on October 17, 2001. They are Team Alpha, an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 HAR

Castner, Brian.

Summary: "When Brian Castner, an Iraq War vet, learns that his friend and EOD brother Matt has been killed by an IED in Afghanistan, he goes to console Matt's widow, but he also begins a personal investigation. Is the bomb maker who killed Matt the same man American forces have been hunting since Iraq, known as the Engineer? In this nonfiction thriller Castner takes us inside the manhunt for this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 358 CAS

Tyson, Ann

Summary: "Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first met Special Forces Major James Gant and heard about his battle renown when he was awarded the Silver Star several years ago. Soon after, in October, 2009, Gant rocked the US military establishment with hispaper "One Tribe at a Time," an incendiary criticism of what he considered a gaping hole in U.S. strategy: The failure to engage Afghanistan's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GANT, JAMES TYS

Golembesky, Michael

Summary: The author follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 GOL

Sileo, Tom.

Summary: "Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama stood in Arlington National Cemetery to deliver his Memorial Day address. He extolled the heroism and sacrifice of the two men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 SIL

Brennan, Thomas J. (Thomas James)

Summary: "A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer, whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls War tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BRE

Golembesky, Michael

Summary: "Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors. The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 GOL

West, Francis J.

Summary: Presents an account of a persevering Marine platoon's experiences in one of the most violent districts in Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 WES

Grenier, Robert (Robert L.)

Summary: The First American-Afghan War, a CIA war, was approved by President George W. Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani Intelligence, Grenier launched the “southern campaign,” orchestrating the final defeat of the Taliban and Hamid Karzai’s rise to power in eighty-eight chaotic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 GRE

Summary: Marred by an over-reliance on stock footage, this documentary attempts to link the United States insatiable appetite for oil as the chief trigger of the war in Iraq. After making some frightening if familiar points about increasing oil consumption and diminishing reserves is unfortunately veers off into discussions of radioactive depleted uranium rounds in Afghanistan, the privatization of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Free-Will Productions 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OIL

Spradlin, Michael P.

Summary: When his helicopter crashes in Kunar Province in Afghanistan, Lieutenant Jamal Jenkins is cut off from the forward base where the rest of his pararescue team is under fire--injured and captured by the Taliban Jenkins struggles to survive while the rest of his team sets out to find and rescue him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SPR

Ritland, Mike.

Summary: "Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors--who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them.This special edition...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 RIT

Giunta, Salvatore A. (Salvatore Augustine)

Summary: A Medal of Honor recipient shares the story of his military career, recounting his deployment to Afghanistan's volatile Korengal Valley and his life-risking efforts to provide medical aid to wounded fellow soldiers during an October 2007 Taliban ambush.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GIUNTA, SALVATORE GIU

Luttrell, Marcus.

Summary: The author, a Navy SEAL, returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him, and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything, including themselves, for the sake of family,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 LUT

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.10 Stanton 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Drawing on in-country observations and exclusive interviews, Stanton delivers the jaw-dropping tale of how 12 top-secret commandos slip into Afghanistan, kill Al Qaeda fighters, and topple the Taliban.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Following 9/11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan and rode to war on horseback against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across the mountains and captured the strategic city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Bone-weary, they were welcomed by throngs of overjoyed Afghans in the streets. Then the action took an unexpected turn: the Horse Soldiers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 958.1047 STA

Farthing, Pen.

Summary: Describes how the author's witness to the brutality of Afghanistan's dog-fighting activities prompted his intervention and led to his relationship with a freed canine, recounting how he helped create a makeshift pound for rescued and stray dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.08 FAR

Thorpe, Helen

Summary: Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 THO

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