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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

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

Wright, Stephen L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2008

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

Megellas, James.

Summary: What World War II Lieutenant Megellas's memoir lacks in narrative force and elegance it makes up for in its unvarnished contribution to the historical record. Megellas was a senior at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis. during the Pearl Harbor attack; barely six months later, he had reported for duty and soon was enlisted in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Landing in Italy on the eve of the Anzio...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2003

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Paronto, Kris

Summary: The former Ranger and CIA contractor shares stories from the private sector and his military career to reveal how the values of the Ranger Creed can be applied by anyone to achieve personal victories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 356.167

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

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: A regiment of African American soldiers from Harlem travels across the Atlantic to fight alongside the French in World War I, and inspires an entire continent with their unique brand of jazz music.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 940.4 MYE

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Anderson, Christopher J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhill Books 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 358.18 AND

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

Matzen, Robert D.

Summary: In March 1941, Jimmy Stewart, America's boy next door and recent Academy Award winner, left fame and fortune behind and joined the United States Army Air Corps to fulfill his family mission and serve his country. He rose from private to colonel and participated in 20 often-brutal World War II combat missions over Germany and France. In mere months the war took away his boyish looks as he faced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GoodKnight Books 2016

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Sandler, Stanley

Summary: When the United States Army Air Corps, responding to pressure, opened its ranks to blacks in July 1941, it formed four fighter squadrons exclusively composed of black men. Known as the Tuskegee Airmen, these squadrons represented the total number of blacks who saw action in United States combat aviation in the Second World War. Compiling the operational and combat history of the Tuskegee...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Institution 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.544 SAN

Poole, Eric.

Summary: There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the incredible and harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 959.7 POO

Hamilton, John

Summary: Presents information on the United States Air Force, tracing its history, discussing the training process, and exploring the aircraft used by the soldiers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355.3 HAM

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: Sgt. Bilko is a schemer, swindler and an absolute laugh. Bilko runs a profiteering platoon in the Army and every money making scheme that he thinks he can pull off. Midnight cruises on landing craft, tank rides, poker games, and an interesting deal with local service stations for spare parts for jeep tires.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SGT

Taaffe, Stephen R.

Contents: Stopping the Japanese Offensive -- The North African Campaign -- The Long and Frustrating Italian Campaign -- The Dual Drive Offensive -- Liberation of France -- MacArthur's Return to the Philippines -- Long Bloody Winter -- Conquest of Germany -- Closing in on Japan -- Conclusions -- Biographical Afterword.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5412 TAA

Guarnere, William.

Summary: Guarnere gives a gripping account of D-day from the partrooper's perspective. In vivid detail, Guarnere and Heffron re-create dropping into Holland to capture the roads and bridges between Eindhoven and Arnhem, known as Hell's Highway. Through much of 1944 the friends fought side by side--until Guarnere lost his right leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Caliber 2007

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

Summary: They were crack troops skilled in the techniques of unconditional warfare, the soldiers of the Special Forces-- and the focus of Hollywood's first feature film about the Vietnam War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Hughes, Dean

Summary: Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, eighteen-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC HUG

Herndon, Booton.

Summary: The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOSS, DESMOND HER

Summary: US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When James arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Summit Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HUR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HUR RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HUR

Summary: A squad of American soldiers, led by Captain Miller, go behind enemy lines to save a missing paratrooper. Includes featurettes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Pictures 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SAV

Shea, Therese.

Summary: Explore the lesser-known details about what makes a Green Beret tick, including the rigorous admissions requirements and top-secret missions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 358 SHE