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One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War

By: Bing West

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: June 2015

Seller ID: 17446

ISBN: 0812980913

Condition: New


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The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows

By: Brian Castner

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Anchor: April 2013

Seller ID: 17462

ISBN: 0307950875

Condition: New


Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them in Iraq as the head of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Whenever IEDs were discovered, he and his men would lead the way in either disarming the deadly devices or searching through rubble and remains for clues to the bomb-makers' identities. And when robots and other remote means failed, one technician would suit up and take the Long Walk to disarm the bomb by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America's wars in the Middle East. When Brian returned stateside to his wi... View more info

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Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

By: Dakota Meyer,Bing West

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: June 2013

Seller ID: 17430

ISBN: 0812983610

Condition: New


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The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan

By: Gregory Feifer

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial: January 2010

Seller ID: 17971

ISBN: 0061143197

Condition: New


The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a grueling debacle that has striking lessons for the twenty-first century. In The Great Gamble, Gregory Feifer examines the conflict from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. In gripping detail, he vividly depicts the invasion of a volatile country that no power has ever successfully conquered. A riveting account as seen through the eyes of the men who fought in the war, The Great Gamble tells an unforgettable story full of drama, action, and political intrigue whose relevance in our own time is greater than ever. View more info

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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

By: Jon Krakauer

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Anchor: July 2010

Seller ID: 7581

ISBN: 030738604X

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Generals' War : The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf

By: Michael R. Gordon

Price: $15.15

Publisher: Back Bay Books: November 1995

Seller ID: 16939

ISBN: 0316321001

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Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

By: Michael R. Gordon,Bernard E. Trainor

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vintage: February 2007

Seller ID: 17449

ISBN: 1400075394

Condition: New


Written by the chief military correspondent of the "New York Times "and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.A stunning work of investigative journalism, "Cobra II "describes in riveting detail how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency that followed. As Gordon and Trainor show, the brutal aftermath was not inevitable and was a surprise to the generals on both sides. Based on access to unseen documents and exclusive interviews with the men and women at the heart of the war, "Cobra II" provides firs... View more info

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

By: William Dalrymple

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Vintage: January 2014

Seller ID: 18114

ISBN: 0307948536

Condition: New


In 1839, nearly 20,000 British troops poured through the mountain passes into Afghanistan and installed the exiled Shah Shuja on the throne as their puppet. But after little more than two years, the Afghans exploded into rebellion. The British were forced to retreat--and were then ambushed in the mountains by simply-equipped Afghan tribesmen. Just one British man made it through. But Dalrymple takes us beyond the story of this colonial humiliation and illuminates the key connections between then and now. Shah Shuja and President Hamid Karzai share the same tribal heritage; the Shah's princi... View more info