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Weiss, Mitch.

Summary: Based on government documents and eyewitness testimony, describes the U.S. Special Forces mission that led to the capture and execution of violent revolutionary leader Che Guevera.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Caliber 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 980.035 WEI

O'Donnell, Patrick K.

Summary: Members of the Ranger and Airborne troops from World War II tell their own stories of dropping behind enemy lines, in a series of eyewitness accounts of the war in North Africa and Europe based on more than six hundred interviews with the veterans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2000

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Bascomb, Neal

Summary: April 9, 1940. The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping up a silent fjord. Soon planes full of paratroopers roar over the mountains, and in two months, the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They cripple food supplies to the Norwegian people. And at the Vemork power plant, they gain access to an essential ingredient in the weapon that...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 940.54 BAS

Ricks, Thomas E.

Summary: Describes the values, strategic thinking, and leadership qualities of military leaders from World War II to the present day and how the widening separation between performance and accountability has not resulted in any recent Marshalls, Eisenhowers, or Pattons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 RIC

Macintyre, Ben

Summary: Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.54 MAC

McEwen, Scott.

Contents: The froggy origins of the Navy SEALs -- The tragedy that birthed SEAL Team 6 -- From pirates to professionals -- Drago's war -- Operation Red Wings -- Fallujah: the perfect op that led to prosecution -- Benghazi Libya: SEALs alone -- When SEALs answer the call -- The rescue that wasn't -- The teams: why the unique culture of the SEALs matters -- Appendix A: Benghazi timeline -- Appendix B:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 359.984 MIN

Alexander, Bevin.

Summary: Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.713 ALE

Webb, Brandon

Summary: In Among heroes, Webb offers eight profiles of uncommon courage--who these men were, what they stood for, and how they came to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Caliber 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 359 WEB

Hamilton, Nigel.

Summary: A close-up, in-the-room look at how FDR took masterful command and control of the Second World War, from wresting key decisions away from Churchill and his own generals, to launching the first successful trial landing in North Africa, and beginning to turn the tide away from the Axis.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN HAM

Egerton, Douglas R

Summary: Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 EGE

Summary: Capitán Dinesen toma un trabajo con el ejército argentino y trae sus quince años de edad, hija, Ingeborg, junto. Al ser la única mujer en la zona, que provoca un gran revuelo entre los hombres. Ella se enamora de un joven soldado, y una noche que huir juntos. Cuando se da cuenta de lo que pasó Dinesen, decide aventurarse en territorio enemigo para encontrarlos.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN JAU

Bowery, Charles R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Management Association 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.73 BOW

Jordan, Jonathan W.

Summary: The story of the greatest "team of rivals" since the days of Lincoln. In a lifetime shaped by politics, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved himself a master manipulator. But when war in Europe and Asia threatened America's shores, FDR found himself in a world turned upside down, where his friends became his foes, his enemies his allies. To help wage democracy's first "total war," he turned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Caliber, Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 JOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.917 Jordan 2015

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 Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Durant, Michael J.

Summary: Shares anecdotes from the army's elite aviation unit, describing the harrowing adventures of some of the world's top professional helicopter crews during their missions in Iran, Grenada, Iraq, and other locations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 356.16 DUR

Hochschild, Adam

Summary: For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa's photographs. But Adam...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 946.081 HOC

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Summary: In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the Theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Alexander, Larry

Summary: Through the epic war chronicle Band of Brothers, an entirely new generation of Americans learned of the heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie of the soldiers who served, fought, and died in Easy Company, 101st Airborne, during World War II. Larry Alexander returns to the very battlefields that made Easy Company a legend. Accompanied by Easy veteran Sergeant Forrest Guth, Alexander crosses an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Caliber 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 ALE

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: Chronicles the efforts of the Allied forces to thwart the Nazi occupiers of Norway in their effort to build an atomic bomb.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.54 BAS

Bozzo, Linda.

Summary: "An introduction to the life of Army Rangers in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amicus High Interest, an imprint of Amicus 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 356 BOZ

Summary: An all-gun-blazing World War II action epic based on the incredible story of the '30 Commando Assault Unit, ' an elite special ops division that took on the Nazis in a top secret search-and-destroy mission behind enemy lines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E One 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Age 2012

Coughlin, Jack

Summary: Retired Marine sniper Jack Coughlin offers a narrative of how snipers have changed the course of America's war on al Qaida in the Middle East and Africa during the War on Terror.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 956 COU

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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