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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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Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Smith, Amber (Amber Lane)

Summary: A memoir of active combat by an elite female helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan describes her division's high-risk battles and how they were challenged to perform under extreme duress, and shares insights into her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated unit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, AMBER SMI

Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.868 HAR

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Velicovich, Brett

Summary: "For nearly a decade Brett Velicovich was at the center of America's new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles--drones--to take down the world's deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, he worked in concert with the full human and technological network of American intelligence--assets,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VELICOVICH, BRETT VEL

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Best, Mat

Summary: "Mat Best may be the only man alive known for both crazy-intense military ops and crazy-funny YouTube videos. In Freedom On!, he uses the gallows humor and ribald sensibility that earned him over a million Facebook followers to tell his personal story of military service and the bumpy transition to civilian life and successful entrepreneurship. Beginning as a teenager in a military family...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BES

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEST, MAT BES

Chivers, C. J. (Christopher John)

Summary: "Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7 CHI

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,...

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7044 LUT

Redman, Jason

Summary: "A Navy SEAL's highly-charged account of his combat missions in Iraq and his miraculous recovery from wounds that might have killed him--if it were not for his grit and the devotion of his wife and family"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 REDMAN, JASON RED

Schilling, Dan

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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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Iyer, Vijay

Summary: Holding it down: the veterans' dreams project is the result of three-year collaboration between Vijay Iyer and poet/librettist Mike Ladd, with veterans of color from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also the culmination of a trilogy of works spanning more than a decade of American life. For Holding It Down, Iyer and Ladd explore the experiences of veterans of these wars, in particular...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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O'Neill, Robert

Summary: Stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world’s most wanted...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 O'NEILL, ROBERT ONE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ONEILL ONE

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7044 SIL

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

Summary: Documents the stories of American men and women who heeded the call for military service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the challenges they faced upon their return home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRO

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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

De Capua, Sarah

Summary: In a time when the U.S. military was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen proved that blacks could fight as well and with as much courage as anyone. Learn about this group of exceptional pilots, whose outstanding flying and performances paved the way for the integration of the military.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 DE C

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

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Zullo, Allan.

Summary: Five times throughout a fierce firefight, Marine Scout Sniper Scott Montoya spots an injured comrade in the street. And five times Scott disregards his own safety and rushes out into the open, braving enemy fire to rescue each wounded Marine. Staff Sergeant Chad Malmberg and his small band of soldiers are outnumbered ten to one against well-armed insurgents and they're running out of ammo....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

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

Brooks, Max.

Summary: "From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment--the Harlem Hellfighters. The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment--the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 BRO

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.10 Stanton 2009

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1047 STA

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