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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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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.

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

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

Summary: Follows many of the soldiers featured in "Restrepo" after they've left combat in order to examine how war works, what it feels like, and what it does to the young men who fight it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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

Junger, Sebastian.

Summary: Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat in this on-the-ground account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 958.104 JUN

West, Francis J.

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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,...

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

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

Junger, Sebastian.

Summary: Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat in this on-the-ground account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2010

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 JUN

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Books 2012

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

Summary: This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, starting in 2007. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films & Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RES
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RES

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Schilling, Dan

1 hold on 1 copy

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2016

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

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