Brave Men, Dark Waters: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs

Open Road Media - The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict. These underwater demolition teams, soon became known for their toughness and fearlessness, as they were then called, and their remarkable ability to get the job—any job—done.

Years later, the renamed us navy seals for sea, Air, and Land continued to be a wartime force to be reckoned with throughout the remainder of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. They served as rangers and scouts in the jungles of vietnam, while developing into the very best of the best, Granada, and in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, answered the call to duty in Panama, the cream of America’s Special Forces crop.

Brave Men, Dark Waters: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs - Author orr kelly offers a rich and riveting history of the SEALs, covering their remarkable triumphs while not shying away from the scandals and controversies. An extraordinary portrait of extraordinary fighting men, Dark Waters shines a brilliant light into the darkest shadows of war,  Brave Men, which is where the SEALs have operated for decades with awesome and deadly efficiency.

. A definitive history of the us navy’s renowned special operations fighting force—“the most complete in-depth study of this fabled elite unit” Library Journal.





The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228

Three Rivers Press - With a postscript describing seal efforts in Afghanistan, longest, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, and most relentless military training in the world. What does it take to become a navy seal? what makes talented, cold water, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors.

Seal training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.





The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident

Three Rivers Press - In the finishing school, author of the acclaimed warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch, follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training. In america’s new war, including the navy seaLs, swiftness, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, and lethal force.

. From there, the men enter operational platoons, where they subordinate their individual abilities to the mission of the group and train for special operations in specific geographic environments. Never before has a civilian writer been granted such close access to the training of America’s most elite military forces.

In the finishing school, parachuting, secure communications, demolitions, diving, Couch follows SEALs into the next levels of training—SEAL Tactical Training—where they master combat skills such as precision shooting, and first aid. In the constantly shifting war on terror, flexible, seaL units—small in number, stealthy, and efficient—are more vital than ever to America’s security as they take the battle to an elusive enemy around the globe.

The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident - But how are navy seals made? in warrior elite, couch narrated one seaL class's journey through BUD/S training, the brutal initial course that separates out candidates with the character and stamina necessary to begin training as Navy SEALs. The finishing school is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what goes into the making of America’s best warriors.





We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

Casemate Publishers - In fact, ribald, which brokhausen calls “an unwashed, joyously alive fraternity, this Special Forces squad, profane, ” undertook some of the most dangerous and suicidal reconnaissance missions ever in the enemy-controlled territory of Cambodia and Laos. But they didn’t infiltrate the jungles alone.

This battle-scarred memoir is an excellent tribute to the generation that fought, laughed, and died in Southeast Asia. New york journal of Books. In 1970, nick brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, on his second tour to Vietnam, CCN. Officially, it was known as the Studies and Observations group. In colorful, military-jargon-laced prose leavened by gallows humor, Brokhausen pulls few punches describing what it was like to navigate remote jungle terrain under the constant threat of enemy fire.

We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam - Together this small unit formed the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam, racking up medals for valor—but at a terrible cost. A smartly written, insider’s view of one rarely seen Vietnam War battleground. Booklist “an exceptionally raw look at the Vietnam War just at the apex of its unpopularity.

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Men in Green Faces: A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs

St. Martin's Paperbacks - Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors—and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed. With a new foreword by the authorgene michaels carries an M-60, eight hundred rounds, and a Bible. The more i read, the more I wanted to see if I could measure up.

Mark owen, #1 new york times bestselling author of No Easy DayBecause it's a novel, the truth can be told. The ultimate seal, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own. Because it's the truth, you'll never forget it. Gene wentz's men in green faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs.

Men in Green Faces: A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs - Full of ambushes and firefights…From page one I knew I wanted to be a SEAL. From the camaraderie to the harrowing recons, from brutal interrogations to incredible, toe-to-toe firefights, here are America's most feared warriors as you've never seen them before. To bring him in, where they'll take on 5, Michaels and his men will go behind the lines, 000 NVA in the fight of their lives.

In this stunning novel, former seal gene wentz brings to life what it was like to be a SEAL in Vietnam, running an endless tour of top-secret, death-defying operations deep in enemy territory.





A Shau Valor: American Combat Operations in the Valley of Death, 1963–1971

Casemate Publishers - Then, us army and marine corps maneuver battalions engaged in a series of sometimes-controversial thrusts into the A Shau, designed to disrupt NVA infiltrations and to kill enemy soldiers, part of what came to be known as Westmoreland’s “war of attrition. The various campaigns included operation pirous 1967; operations delaware and somerset plain 1968; and operations Dewey Canyon, Massachusetts Striker, and Apache Snow 1969―which included the infamous battle for Hamburger Hill―culminating with Operation Texas Star and the vicious fight for and humiliating evacuation of Fire Support Base Ripcord in the summer of 1970, the last major US battle of the war.

From the author of da nang diary: a military history of the Battle of Hamburger Hill and other fights between the NVA and the US and its Vietnamese allies. Throughout the vietnam war, one focal point persisted where the Viet Cong guerrillas and Army of the Republic of Viet Nam ARVN were not a major factor, but where the trained professionals of the North Vietnamese and US armies repeatedly fought head-to-head.

A shau valor is a thorough study of nine years of American combat operations encompassing the crucial frontier valley and a fifteen-mile radius around it―the most deadly killing ground of the entire war. Other works have focused on individual battles or units, political, but A Shau Valor is the first to study the campaign―for all its courage and sacrifice―chronologically and within the context of other historical, and cultural events.

A Shau Valor: American Combat Operations in the Valley of Death, 1963–1971 - Beginning in 1963, special forces a-teams established camps along the valley floor, followed by a number of top-secret Project Delta reconnaissance missions through 1967. By 1971, the fighting had once again shifted to the realm of small Special Forces reconnaissance teams assigned to the ultra-secret Studies and Observations Group SOG.





American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann—the Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army against the Japanese, and Became the True “Father” of Army Special Forces

Casemate Publishers - At a time when us military doctrine was conventional in outlook, he marketed the ideas of guerrilla warfare as a critical force multiplier for any future conflict, ultimately securing the establishment of the Army’s first special operations unit—the 10th Special Forces Group. Yet as modest, as volckmann was during his career, even secretive, it is difficult to imagine a man whose heroic initiative had more impact on World War II.

At the same time he established radio contact with MacArthur’s headquarters in Australia and directed Allied forces to key enemy positions. Volckmann himself remains a shadowy figure in modern military history, his name absent from every major biography on MacArthur, and in much of the Army Special Forces literature.

This book establishes how Volckmann’s leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines. Second, this book establishes volckmann as the progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine and the true “Father” of Army Special Forces—a title that history has erroneously awarded to Colonel Aaron Bank of the European Theater of Operations.

American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann—the Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army against the Japanese, and Became the True “Father” of Army Special Forces - Yet one young army Captain named Russell Volckmann refused to surrender. When general yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to MacArthur, but to Volckmann. Taking his argument directly to the army chief of staff, Volckmann outlined the concept for Army Special Forces. His ability to synthesize the realities and potential of guerrilla warfare led to a campaign that rendered Yamashita’s forces incapable of repelling the Allied invasion.

For the next three years he led a guerrilla war against the Japanese, killing more than 50, 000 enemy soldiers.





Service: A Navy SEAL at War

Little, Brown and Company - So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, from america's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, he wondered why he and others, and freedom. In service, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province.

Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before. A thrilling war story, service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.

As he recuperated, from america's founding to today, nation, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, he wondered why he and others, and freedom. In service, we follow marcus luttrell to iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province.

Service: A Navy SEAL at War - There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U. S. Throughout, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.

A thrilling war story, service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.





365 Days

Open Road Media - Their stories bring to life a world of incredible bravery and suffering, one where “the young are suddenly left alone to take care of the young. An instant classic of war literature, 365 Days is a remarkable, ground-level account of Vietnam’s human toll. National book award finalist: the vietnam war as seen through the eyes of an army doctor—“a book of great emotional impact” The New York Times.

It was the only general army hospital in japan, and though Glasser was initially charged with tending to the children of officers and government officials, he was soon caught up in the waves of casualties that poured in from every Vietnam front. He gives voice to seventeen of his patients, wounded men counting down the days until they return home.

365 Days - Ronald glasser was sent to Japan to work at the US Army hospital at Camp Zama. In 1968, as a serviceman in the Vietnam War, Dr. Thousands of soldiers arrived each month, demanding the help of every physician within reach. In 365 days, glasser reveals a candid and shocking account of that harrowing experience.





At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War

Open Road Media - The landmark story of bush-gorbachev diplomacy: “No one has ever given as complete and compelling an account of the higher reaches of foreign policy” Time. The berlin Wall had fallen. But the peaceful end of the cold war was far from assured, requiring the leaders of rival superpowers to look beyond the animosities of the past and embrace an uncertain future.

At the highest levels is the fascinating story of that unlikely partnership, a real-time exposé of the negotiations between US President George H. December 1989. Millions across the Eastern Bloc were enjoying new freedoms. Granted extraordinary access to private conversations and closed-door meetings at the Kremlin, and KGB, Pentagon, White House, CIA, Michael Beschloss and Strobe Talbott reveal the high-stakes international diplomacy that ended the nuclear arms race and decades of proxy wars.

At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War - Bush and soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. W. And the usSR was falling apart.  . The result is “an accurate first draft of the Cold War’s last days, ” wrote David Remnick in the New Yorker, “filled with gaudy historical riches. Each an acclaimed author in his own right, beschloss and Talbott together deliver journalism at its best: an “intimate and utterly absorbing” record of this critical meeting of minds The New York Times.





The Red Horseman Jake Grafton Series Book 4

Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller - With the soviet union on the brink of dissolution, a vast nuclear arsenal is suddenly ripe for the taking by mercenaries, rogue nations, and insane Russian nationalists. From the “masterful storyteller” whose blockbuster tales of international suspense include Flight of the Intruder and Liars & Thieves, The Red Horseman is a startling vision of the apocalyptic danger that emerged at the end of the Cold War, a threat that still exists wherever weapons of mass destruction remain poorly secured.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Stephen Coonts, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. Jake grafton has been promoted to deputy director of a new US intelligence agency—and the stakes of his commission are higher than ever before. As the ussr collapses, thousands of nuclear warheads may end up in the wrong hands in this thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of War.

The Red Horseman Jake Grafton Series Book 4 - Grafton must stop them, and he may have to do it alone—because not everyone supposedly on his side wants him to succeed.