The Silence of War
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Silence of War


  • Author: Terry McGowan
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Military
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With a Foreword by Bill O’Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps.Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt an undiminished sense of duty to protect and serve his country.Six years later, he was in Iraq as a member of a team of high ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. His success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on ...

The Silence of War
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Silence of War


  • Author : Terry McGowan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101988206


The Silence of War Book Description :

With a Foreword by Bill O’Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps. Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt an undiminished sense of duty to protect and serve his country. Six years later, he was in Iraq as a member of a team of high ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. His success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon o...

Aftermath of War

Aftermath of War


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754075441554


Aftermath of War Book Description :

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Siege of Khe Sanh  The Story of the Vietnam War s Largest Battle

Siege of Khe Sanh The Story of the Vietnam War s Largest Battle


  • Author : Robert Pisor
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393354522


Siege of Khe Sanh The Story of the Vietnam War s Largest Battle Book Description :

A war correspondent’s masterful blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Khe Sanh, reissued with a new preface by Mark Bowden for the battle’s 50th anniversary. The six-month siege of Khe Sanh in 1968 was the largest, most intense battle of the Vietnam War. For six thousand trapped U.S. Marines, it was a nightmare; for President Johnson, an obsession. For General Westmoreland, it was to be the final vindication of technological weaponry; for General Giap, architect of the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, it was a spectacular ruse masking troops moving south for the Tet offensive. With a new introduction by Mark Bowden—best-selling author of Hu? 1968—Robert Pisor’s immersive narrative of the action at Khe Sanh is a timely reminder of the human c...

Eat the Apple
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Eat the Apple


  • Author : Matt Young
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632869524


Eat the Apple Book Description :

"The Iliad of the Iraq war" (Tim Weiner)--a gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir of the consequences of war on the psyche of a young man. Eat the Apple is a daring, twisted, and darkly hilarious story of American youth and masculinity in an age of continuous war. Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age eighteen after a drunken night culminating in wrapping his car around a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived the training and then not one, not two, but three deployments to Iraq, where the testosterone, danger, and stakes for him and his fellow grunts were dialed up a dozen decibels. With its kaleidoscopic array of literary forms, from interior dialogues to infograp...

Real War vs  Reel War

Real War vs Reel War


  • Author : Suzanne Broderick
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-01-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442245563


Real War vs Reel War Book Description :

World War II has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of films produced in the United States alone. From training camp scenes in See Here, Private Hargrove to images of brutal combat in Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have been tasked with replicating pivotal moments in the war. But sometimes story lines and dramatic manipulations of audiences have led to less-than-faithful re-creations of what men and women have endured during times of conflict. In Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and World WarII, Suzanne Broderick looks at how on-screen portrayals hold up against wartime experiences of actual combatants—soldiers, sailors, pilots, code talkers, and prisoners of war. In addition, two women—real-life “Rosie the Riveters”...

Warning of War

Warning of War


  • Author : James Brady
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429901963


Warning of War Book Description :

The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Marines of Autumn Late November of 1941. Half the world is at war and with the other half about to join in, a thousand U.S. Marines stand sentinel over the last days of an uneasy truce between ourselves and the Imperial Japanese Army in chaotic North China. By November 27, FDR is convinced Japan is about to launch a military action. Washington doesn't know where, isn't sure precisely when. But the Cabinet is sufficiently alarmed that War Secretary Henry Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox are authorized to send an immediate and coded "warning of war" to American bases and units in harm's way. In Shanghai two cruise ships are chartered and 800 armed American Marines are marched through the great po...

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima


  • Author : Eric M. Hammel
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610607254


Iwo Jima Book Description :

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Your War  My War

Your War My War


  • Author : Donald F. Myers
  • Publisher : Ivy House Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1571971874


Your War My War Book Description :

The author presents short newspaper articles concerning the war in Vietnam along with writings of his memories of sixteen months of an extended Vietnam tour with the Marines....

Guns Up
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Guns Up


  • Author : Johnnie Clark
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 030777855X


Guns Up Book Description :

THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE. "Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth. The Marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes. This new edi...