Brave Men

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Author: Ernie Pyle

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782436146

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Ernie Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist. This is his first hand account of life on the European front-line during World War II. Written with touching sympathy and humanism, Brave Men offers a poignant description of the everyday experiences of American foot soldiers; their courage, humanism and unshakeable camaraderie. A must-read war memoir.

Brave Men

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Author: David H. Hackworth,Julie Sherman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671865609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 8695

America's most decorated soldier describes his experiences as an infantry leader during the Korean and Vietnam Wars

Brave Men, Dark Waters

The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs

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Author: Orr Kelly

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645638

Category: History

Page: 350

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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 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, as they were then called, soon became known for their toughness and fearlessness, 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, answered the call to duty in Panama, Granada, and in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, while developing into the very best of the best, the cream of America’s Special Forces crop. 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, Brave Men, Dark Waters shines a brilliant light into the darkest shadows of war, which is where the SEALs have operated for decades with awesome and deadly efficiency.

300 brave Men

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Author: Gautam Pradhan

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9352019733

Category: History

Page: 606

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"Land of the Marathas, Western India, 1641-1660 The Indian sub - continent is ruled by three tyrannical Sultanates... the powerful Mughals in the North, and the Shia rulers - Adilshah and Qutubshah in the South. The native population, supressed for centuries, is subjected to slavery, bigotry, injustice and even torture. Through generations of subservience, the very idea of freedom has been wiped from their minds. As incessant battles rage between the Sultanates, the soldiers who fight and die on the battlefields are mostly Marathas, sons of the soil. Villages and crops are repeatedly razed by the invading armies, men killed in both peacetime and war, their women abducted. Maharashtra, once a prosperous land ruled by competent native rulers and inhabited by peaceful people, has been reduced almost to a wasteland. In this dark era, the sixteen-year-old son of an Adilshahi jagirdar stands up to declare: “I shall not serve, and neither shall my people!” The dream of a free State and an identity for his peoplesmouldering in his heart, he dares to rebel against the powerful Sultan, Adilshah. He begins with nothing... no army, no weapons and an empty treasury. Yet he achieves what no soldier, chieftain or king has ever achieved in defiance of the imperialists who rule. 300 Brave Men is the incredible story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale, a legendary warrior king, guerrilla fighter, brilliant tactician and clever diplomat. But above all, a remarkable human being. You have read history... now read his story..."

Brave Men, Gentle Heroes

American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam

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Author: Michael Takiff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060935774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Brave Men, Gentle Heroes presents the honest, touching, and harrowing stories of men who served in World War II and of their sons who served in Vietnam -- fathers and sons bonded as deeply by their experience in war as by blood. Though World War II and Vietnam were vastly different -- the clear aims of World War II, the muddled goals of Vietnam; the hero's welcome accorded World War II veterans, the scorn heaped upon their sons -- each defined a generation. In these pages you will find war's carnage and heroism, purpose and futility, meaning and tragic meaninglessness. Molded by the awful crucible of war, these seemingly ordinary men offer extraordinary insights into what it means to be a warrior, an American, a father, and a son.

Brave Ship, Brave Men

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Author: Arnold S. Lott

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512852

Category: History

Page: 288

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Nimitz called this book about the USS Aaron Ward on the radar picket line in the Pacific, "the finest story of the war that I have been privileged to read."

Brave Men Run

A Novel of the Sovereign Era

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Author: Matthew Wayne Selznick

Publisher: MWS Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

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Big Guns and Brave Men

Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa

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Author: Rodney Walton

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612511317

Category: History

Page: 320

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Although it was the largest and final battle of the Pacific War, the Battle for Okinawa has long been overshadowed by other dramatic events in 1945. The books that have been written about it emphasize the role of infantrymen, armor, and U.S. Marines. This work takes a fresh perspective and focuses on the vital role played by the U.S. Army’s forward artillery observers—the eyes and ears of American artillery who were among the least recognized heroes of the war. According to Rodney Earl Walton, U.S. artillerymen matched Japanese gunners in intensity and surpassed them in effectiveness because their forward observers were able to provide a much shorter response time to requests for artillery support. Divided into teams consisting of four or five men led by an artillery lieutenant, these observers would spend three days on the front lines directing artillery against enemy positions, return to their artillery battery for three days, and then rotate up to the line of battle again. While trying to maximize the damage inflicted on the enemy, the men had to deal with the ever-present possibility of firing on their own forces. The ability to shift artillery fire throughout the battlefield was a new development in World War II, and its evolution is fully examined in the book. Walton, the son of one of the forward observers on Okinawa, spent more than twenty years investigating what happened to his father and other artillerymen during the conflict. Interviews with the artillerymen and the infantrymen they supported are central to his story, which is filled with gripping and sometimes humorous accounts of what happened. The work stands as a stirring tribute from the “baby boom generation” to the “greatest generation.”

All the Brave Men

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Author: James McCallum

Publisher: Crimeline

ISBN: 9780553297157

Category: Arson

Page: 303

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As a draught slowly puts a stranglehold on the land, and, one by one, the hardworking men and women of the region move away, rancher Charlie Flagg is determined to stay and wait until the rains. Reprint.

Brave Men to the Battle

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Author: Virgil Robinson

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572581646

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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Several hundred years after the apostle John wrote of a beautiful woman facing a fierce dragon in the last book of the Bible, the Waldenses fled from before Satan and his followers to find a refuge in the wilderness. Here is the story of the true church of Jesus, branded as heretics and pursued relentlessly in a Holy War to extinguish by intrigue, lies, betrayal and persecution, those keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Journey Among Brave Men

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Author: Dana Adams Schmidt

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146767

Category: History

Page: N.A

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On July 4, 1962, near the beginning of the First Iraqi-Kurdish War, New York Times foreign correspondent Dana Adams Schmidt left his post in Beirut to be voluntarily smuggled into Iraqi Kurdistan. It was the beginning of a nearly two-month journey that would climax in a days-long visit with the leader of the Kurdish rebellion, the most loved and feared man in Kurdistan, Mullah Mustafa Barzani. Accompanied by armed Kurdish guides and a 72-year-old Turkish interpreter, the six-feet-three-inch, seersucker-suit-clad Schmidt traveled, often at night, a secret route by foot, mule, horse and, on two occasions, jeep into the high Kurdish mountains to report on “the fightingest people in the Middle East” as no foreign journalist had done before. The physical dangers were acute—his group was strafed more than once by the Iraqi air force. Along the way, Schmidt learned about the history and culture of the Kurds, whose cause Barzani hoped Schmidt could convey to the world. Originally published in 1964 and now back in print with a new foreword by historian Charles Glass, Journey Among Brave Men is an enduring testament to the power of audacious journalism and to the strong will of the Kurds, an embattled people who remain in search of an independent state today.

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

A Novel

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Author: Will Chancellor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062280015

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A beautiful and compulsively readable literary debut that introduces Owen Burr—an Olympian whose dreams of greatness are dashed and then transformed by an epic journey—and his father, Professor Joseph Burr, who must travel the world to find his son. After his athletic career ends abruptly, Owen flees the country to become an artist. He lands in Berlin where he meets a group of art monsters living in the Teutonic equivalent of Warhol’s Factory. After his son’s abrupt disappearance, Burr dusts off his more speculative ideas in a last-ditch effort to command both Owen’s and the world's attention. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall offers a persuasive vision of faith, ambition, art, family, and the myths we write for ourselves.

A Dying Breed of Brave Men

The Self-Written Stories of Nine Married Priests

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Author: Robert J. Brousseau

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410755487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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KIN has been a long time coming for this author. It combines history with a terrific and tragic story of two brothers separated when they were young. One lives the life of a terrorist for the Irish Republican Army, the other works as an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and has to hunt his brother down. The brothers also have a sister who is dying from cancer, and her letters to her brother keep him walking a tightrope between the love for his family and his job of pursuing them at the same time. KIN contains, at times, heart-wrenching drama along with plenty of action and excitement. The one thing it does most of all is try to tell a story that covers both sides of the troubles Ireland has been plagued with for centuries. There are no happy endings when it comes to an Irish story, only realism and honesty. This is what the book accomplishes.

Men of Brave Heart

The Virtue of Courage in the Priestly Life

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Author: Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1612782949

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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What does it take to see man at his worst? To share the pain of suffering and death? To persevere a life of faith? It takes a courageous heart. Men of Brave Heart is a celebration of the priestly life--from the historical and Scriptural connections through the example of the saints before us. The priesthood is a vocation of courage and human drama that brings incredible gifts. Men of Brave Heart is the perfect inspiration for any priest or seminarian as well as anyone who wants to better understand the special calling of their priest.

Gallant Ship, Brave Men

The Heroic Story of a WWII Liberty Ship

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Author: Herman E. Rosen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781413408508

Category: History

Page: 129

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A spellbinding war memoir of a torpedoing and the fight for survival of 24 men in a lifeboat. Hank Rosen, Cadet-Midshipman aboard a Liberty ship, tells the dramatic story of 30 days adrift in the Indian Ocean."Gallant Ship, Brave Men" is an epic tale of heroism and sacrifice that builds suspense and proudly records the role of the Merchant Marine in World War II. "What an amazing story! I found it completely engrossing. Couldn't stop reading it, until I finished." Vice Admiral Joseph Stewart USMS, Superintendent United States Merchant Marine Academy

Brave Men of the Hills

Resistance and Rebellion in Burma, 1825-1932

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Author: Parimal Ghosh

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822071

Category: History

Page: 197

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Burma was conquered by Britain in the course of three wars fought in 1825, 1852 and 1885, and colonial rule was to last until 1948, when Burma regained independence. Throughout this period there were several armed uprisings against foreign rule and its social and economic ramifications. In Brave Men of the Hills Parimal Ghosh explores how peasant militancy was first generated and then crystallised into an open challenge to the colonial state. He focuses on two types of uprisings: the nineteenth-century resistance that followed the three wars of conquest, and Saya San's revolt of 1930-1933. Rather than seeing such Burmeses responses as being the symptom of a colonial pacification process, he argues that they were organic expressions of a momentum of resistance originating among a grassroots peasant base.

True Words for Brave Men

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Author: Charles Kingsley,Frances Eliza Grenfell Kingsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sermons, English

Page: 246

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True Words for Brave Men

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

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Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427056838

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

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A Few Brave Men

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Author: John R. Taylor

Publisher: Ipicturebooks

ISBN: 9781876963378

Category: Fiction

Page: 526

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This book tells the story of the post-World War I military, political and ideological debate that threatened the early development of America's strategic bombardment capability. General Curtis E LeMay is the centrepiece of this gripping and dramatic story of the struggle to advance U.S. air superiority. By 1939 the Second War had already begun in Europe. France and Western Europe nations were falling to the Germans led by the awesome but little publicised German air force and in particular their bombers. The British Intelligence service was having great difficulties in deploying and supporting their Special Agents operating behind the lines in Europe. They called upon President Roosevelt for aircraft and crew to take on the very dangerous support missions. The President responded by sending Bart Coltrane and his B-25 crew to England where they flew exciting and dangerous missions behind the lines for the RAF and British Intelligence. These were named Black Bart missions after the notorious British Pirate John Bartholomew Roberts of Pembrokeshire, Wales. The character Black Bart represents the early American volunteers who helped the British prior to the U.S. entering the war.