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Bacevich, Andrew J

Summary: A critical assessment of America's foreign policy in the Middle East throughout the past four decades evaluates and connects regional engagements since 1990 while revealing their massive costs. From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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Brooks, Rosa

Summary: A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security. --Publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 BRO

Herman, Arthur

Summary: "The Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Gandhi & Churchill goes beyond the mythologies of the World War II general to illuminate his strengths and weaknesses, placing his career against a backdrop of history while discussing how he shaped his character to meet national needs,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACARTHUR, DOUGLAS HER

Manchester, William

Summary: Biography of one of the most controversial American generals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1978

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACARTHUR, DOUGLAS MAN

Summary: Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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

Ambinder, Marc

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Summary: The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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

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

Cassidy, David C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pi Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530 CAS

Groom, Winston

Summary: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle were heroes of the aviation age. 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. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, led the Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 629.13 Groom 2013

Bakken, Tim

Summary: Veneration for the military is a deeply embedded but fatal flaw in America's collective identity. In twenty yers at West Point, whistleblower Tim Bakken has come to understand how unquestioned faith isolates the U.S. armed forces from civil society and leads to catastrophe. Pervaded by chronic deceit, the military's insular culture elevates blind loyalty above all other values. Bakken makes the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2020

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Clancy, Tom

Summary: In his first three Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with Generals Fred Franks, Jr., Chuck Horner, and Carl Stiner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling. Battle Ready is all of that--and it is also something more. Marine General Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZINNI, ANTHONY CLA

Dower, John W.

Summary: A groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times. Over recent decades, Pulitzer-winning historian John W. Dower has addressed the roots and consequences of war from multiple perspectives. Here he examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events--Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.00973 DOW

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

Boykin, Jerry.

Summary: Boykin reveals how his military duty worked in tandem with his faith to bring him through the bloody storms of foreign battle-- and through the political firestorm that ambushed him in his own country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Faith Words 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOYKIN, WILLIAM G BOY

Summary: Previously unpublished letters and emails, personal correspondence of US and foreign troops and civilians who have experienced major conflicts firsthand, from the American Revolution to 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 355 Carro

Wukovits, John F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 EIS

Roll, David L.

Summary: "The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Caliber, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARSHALL, GEORGE ROL

Jones, James

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1951

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Griffin, W. E. B.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 1996

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GRI

Griffin, W. E. B.

Summary: The first three volumes of the author's Marine saga, Semper Fi, Call to Arms, and Counterattack, are published together in a World War II epic reaching from Shanghai to Guadalcanal.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1994

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Benge, Janet

Summary: Whether masterminding strategy and fighting on the front lines to secure Allied victory in World War I and World War II or guiding war-torn nations to recovery in peacetime, five-star General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) faced every challenge with unwavering courage and resolve. The general began his honored army career by leading his fellow cadets at West Point and ultimately commanded all...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2013

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Griffin, W. E. B.

Summary: Refusing to surrender despite the odds against the American forces in 1942, a renegade Army officer organizes a resistance force while a Marine leads his team on a mission through the heart of enemy territory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1995

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRI

Griffin, W. E. B.

Summary: During World War II, a special rescue team assemble to take on a desperate mission during the battle for control of the Solomons when two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island--and faced with the double threat of dwindling supplies and discovery by the Japanese.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1992

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

Griffin, W. E. B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GRI

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