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Cavallaro, Gina.

Summary: Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen present heart-pounding real-life tales from the military's most experienced snipers--their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill--braving deadly situations to hit their targets dead-on.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 956.7044 CAV

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

West, Bing.

Summary: In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days--and half of them died.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 959.704 WES

Gobbell, John J.

Summary: "Commander Todd Ingram, commanding officer of the destroyer, USS Maxwell (DD-525) met Soviet Navy officer Eduard Dezhnev in 1942 when the starshiy leytenant (senior lieutenant) was naval attaché to the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco. They became close friends, or so Ingram thought, until he discovered Dezhnev was a spy and had directly contributed to his capture by the Japanese in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOB

North, Oliver.

Summary: A "chronicle of our national heroes' sacrifices and triumphs in Iraq and Afghanistan after their return to the homefront"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7044 NOR

Morris, Ian

Summary: "A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society--for the better "War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing," says the famous song--but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It Good For? the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.66 MOR

Gibson, Guy.

Summary: First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead quickly became regarded as the classic Bomber Command book, following Gibson's RAF career from flying the Hampden and Manchester at the beginning of World War II to the triumphant return home of the Lancasters from the famous 1943 Dambuster raid, which Gibson led and for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Enemy Coast Ahead is also the inside...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.544 GIB

Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon)

Summary: "In 1791, General Arthur St. Clair led the United States Army in a campaign to destroy a complex of Indian villages at the Miami River in northwestern Ohio. Almost within reach of their objective, St. Clair's 1,400 men were attacked by about one thousandIndians. The U.S. force was decimated, suffering nearly one thousand casualties in killed and wounded, while Indian casualties numbered only a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 CAL

Hagedorn, Ann.

Summary: "The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 TYS

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Klein, Joe

Summary: "The story of two decorated combat veterans linked by tragedy, who came home from the Middle East and found a new way to save their comrades and heal their country. This is one of the most hopeful stories to emerge from Iraq and Afghanistan--a saga of lives saved, not wasted. Greitens and Wood believe that the military virtues of discipline and selflessness, of sacrifice for the greater good,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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

Hamilton, Nigel

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Summary: To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war-proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Millard, Candice

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for parliament. He believed that to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 968 MIL

Kaplan, Fred M

Summary: "As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers displace terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan. Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 KAP

Burton, Bob.

Summary: "From Bob Burton - a former member of both the civilian and military intelligence communities and America's most feared bounty hunter - comes the complete lexicon of over eight hundred terms and meanings used in international and covert espionage. Top Secret includes the most up-to-date terminology of special operations from A to Z, including: Breaktime: The time it takes to break down he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 BUR

Conroy, James B.

Summary: "Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.738 CON

Waller, Douglas C.

Summary: "The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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

Parsons, Laila

Summary: "Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in the First World War, and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the arts of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising against the French authorities in Syria....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 QAWUQJI, FAWZI PAR

Groom, Winston

Summary: Groom has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 629.13 GRO

Haag, Pamela

Summary: "An acclaimed historian explodes the myth about the 'special relationship' between Americans and their guns, revealing that savvy 19th century businessmen--not gun lovers--created American gun culture"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.4 HAA

Goodavage, Maria

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2014

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

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

Croke, Vicki.

Summary: "J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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Frater, Stephen.

Summary: In a sensational tale of combat, and an unlikely friendship in the flak-filled skies above Germany, Frater chronicles the life of U.S. Captain Werner Goering, an exceptional American pilot who was also the nephew of Herman Goering, leading member of the Nazi party and Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 940.54 GOERNING, WERNER Fra