PEACE TRUMAN ANNOUNCES JAP SURRENDER, ENDS FIGHTING;
MACARTHUR NAMED CHIEF; DRAFT CALLS ARE SLASHED
Aug. 15, 1945. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Peace"
Vietnam was a different kind of war, calling for a
different kind of soldier. The LRRPs--Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols--were
that new breed of fighting man. They operated in six-man teams deep within
enemy territory, and were the eyes and ears of the units they served. This is
their story--of perseverance under extreme hardship and uncommon bravery--and
how they carried out the war's most hazardous missions.
[Paperback copy, 246 pages, Col. Michael Lee Lanning]
When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in
1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.
In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery,
and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical
torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends
die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and
in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.
His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit.
Most Important Book Ever Written About The Vietnam Experience. The people of the United States can be
immensely proud of Nick Rowe and Americans like him who have resisted and
survived the worst abuse a brutal enemy could visit upon us."--Robin Moore
you can read this story and not weep, you are inhuman."--The Cincinnati
[Paperback copy, 465 pages, James N. Rowe]
When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was
nineteen, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others--but with
two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L Company Rangers
of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit,
and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the
security of LRRP operations.
Undimmed and unmuddied by the passing of years, Johnson's
account is unique in the annals of Vietnam literature. Moreover, it is a
timeless testimony to the sacrifice and heroism of the LRRPs who dared to risk
[Paperback copy, 280 pages, Frank Johnson]
In mid-1943 James Megellas, known as “Maggie” to his fellow
paratroopers, joined the 82d Airborne Division, his new “home” for the
duration. His first taste of combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples.
Megellas was the most decorated officer of the 82d Airborne
Division and saw more action during the war than most. Yet All the Way to Berlin is more than just Maggie’s World War II
memoir. Throughout his narrative, he skillfully interweaves stories of the
other paratroopers of H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The result
is a remarkable account of men at war.
[Paperback copy, 400 pages, James Megellas]
More than 100 compelling, true stories of personal heroism
and valor– in a special expanded edition honoring courage in the face of war.
Complete with a list of all Vietnam Medal of Honor
recipients, this book offers a unique perspective on the war–from the early
days of U.S. involvement through the return home of the last soldiers. It pays
a fitting tribute to these patriotic, selfless souls.
“Vivid and gut-wrenching . . . The reader cannot remain
[Paperback copy, 352 pages, Edward F. Murphy]
Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and
courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng
to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo School, the hair-raising
graduation mission to scout out, locate, and out-guerilla the NVA. Here is an
unforgettable account that follows Chambers and the Rangers every step of the
way--from joining, going through Recondo, and finally leading his own team on
white-knuckle missions through the jungle hell of Vietnam.
made this book mandatory reading for my Rangers. . . . We went from the worst
platoon in the regiment to the best platoon in six months. In training we’d get
to the objective so fast they had to hold us back.”
Army Master Sergeant H. "Max" Mullen Ret. 75th
[Paperback copy, 312 pages, Larry Chambers]
An experienced Pentagon correspondent for Newsweek reveals
the excruciating training and dangerous missions of America's elite fighting
forces, including the Navy SEALs and Delta Force, following them into battle in
[Paperback copy, 496 pages, Douglas C. Waller]
"The American sniper could be regarded as the greatest
all-around rifleman the world has ever known. . . ."
At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had
no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and Army precision marksmen had
killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the equivalent of an entire
division--at the cost of under 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters
still had a place in the battlefield. Now noted military historian Michael Lee
Lanning shows how U.S. snipers in Vietnam--combining modern technology in
weapons, ammunition, and telescopes--used the experience and traditions of
centuries of expert shooters to perfect their craft.
[Paperback copy, 278 pages, Col. Michael Lee Lanning]
The True Story of the Only Soldier to Fight for both
America and the Soviet Union in World War II
As the twentieth century closed, the veterans of its
defining war passed away at a rate of a thousand per day. Fortunately, D-Day
paratrooper Joseph Beyrle met author Thomas H. Taylor in time to record Behind
Hitler's Lines, the true story of the first American paratrooper to land in
Normandy and the only soldier to fight for both the United States and the
Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. It is a story of battle, followed by a
succession of captures, escapes, recaptures, and re-escapes, then battle once
more, in the final months of fighting on the Eastern Front.
"Remarkable... Without a doubt, one of the most
incredible stories you will ever read." -The Roanoke Times
"Every once in a while, a true story comes along that
reads like fiction... It grabs you on page one and never lets go." -
Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee
[Paperback copy, 368 pages, Thomas H. Taylor]