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Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of America's worst naval disaster--­and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survivedOn July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact; close to nine hundred sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they struggled to stay alive, battered by a savage sea and fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time help arrived--­nearly four days and nights later--­all but 317 men had died. How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And how did these 317 men manage to survive? Interweaving the stories of three survivors--­the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine--­journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The . . .

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An "inspirational" and "extraordinary" memoir of one of the most courageous of the greatest generation, is a must-­read for anyone who read and loved by Lauren Hillenbrand. Now with a new foreword exclusive to the ebook edition, in which Louis Zamperini reflects on his life through 2010 and being the subject of Hillenbrand’s critically acclaimed biography. A juvenile delinquent, a world class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller than most, when it changed in an instant. On May 27, 1943, his B–24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Louis and two other survivors found a raft amid the flaming wreckage and waited for rescue. Instead, they drifted two thousand miles for forty–seven days. Their only food: two shark livers and three raw albatross. Their only water: sporadic rainfall. Their only companions: hope and faith–and the ever–present sharks. On the forty–seventh day, mere skeletons close to death, Zamperini and pilot Russell Phillips spotted . . .

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In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn,­" George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,­000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.­The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the significant research and findings of the past twenty-­five years--­which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first book to bring to light the details of the U.­S. Army cover-­up--­and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.­S. military history. Scrupulously researched, A TERRIBLE GLORY will stand as ta landmark work. Brimming with . . .

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Part of our value-­added professional format series of U.­S. military manuals, this U.­S. Marine Corps manual covers command and control. This doctrinal publication describes a theory and philosophy of command and control for the U.­S. Marine Corps. Put very simply, the intent is to describe how we can reach effective military decisions and implement effective military actions faster than an adversary in any conflict setting on any scale. In so doing, this publication provides a framework for all Marines for the development and exercise of effective command and control in peace, in crisis, or in war. This publication represents a firm commitment by the Marine Corps to a bold, even fundamental shift in the way we will view and deal with the dynamic challenges of command and control in the information age. The Marine Corps' view of command and control is based on our common understanding of the nature of war and on our warfighting philosophy, as described in Marine Corps Doctrinal . . .

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The Apache attack helicopter is one of the world’s most awesome weapons systems. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots who fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story—and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province. Their call sign was “Ugly”—and there was no better word for the grueling hundred-­day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of England’s Army Air Corps’ finest pilots flew right into the heart of battle, testing their aircraft to the very limit. Apache Dawn takes the reader with them on a series of unrelenting and brutally intense combat missions, from daring, edge-­of-­the-­seat rescues to dramatic close-­air support in the white heat of battle. Bestselling author Damien Lewis has been given unprecedented access to these heroic aircrews and to the men on the ground whose lives they saved. It is an astounding story of . . .

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima--­and into history. Through a hail of machine-­gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag.

Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.

To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. In...

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For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered. In, David Willis McCullough has turned back to the earliest accounts of these struggles to present a rich tapestry of Ireland's fight for its identity. Beginning with the legends of ancient wars and warriors, moving through a time when history and storytelling were not separate crafts, into a time when history was as much propaganda as fact, tells of tribal battles, foreign invasions, Viking raids, family feuds, wars between rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of rebellion against the English. This collection is peopled with familiar names: Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Mad King Sweeney, Strongbow, Edward and Robert Bruce, Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Essex, Hugh O'Donnell, and Hugh O'Neill. Battles formed the legends and history of . . .

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Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers’ ploughs.­Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy’s brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable Fitzpatrick at their family home? Was he a lawless thug or a noble Robin Hood, a remorseless killer or a crusader against oppression and discrimination? Was he even a political revolutionary, an Australian republican channelling the spirit of Eureka?­Peter FitzSimons, bestselling chronicler of many of the great defining moments and people of this nation’s history, is the perfect person to tell this most iconic of all Australian stories. From Kelly’s early days in Beveridge, Victoria, in the mid-­1800s, to the Felons’ Apprehension Act, which made it possible for anyone to shoot the Kelly gang, to . . .

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Tanzte der Wiener Kongress wirklich nur? Was war der Anlass für den Wiener Kongress? Welche Länder regierte Kaiser Franz Joseph II.? Wer waren die 'Vier im Jeep'? Welche Reformen prägten die Ära Kreisky? Und was ist Austropop? Karl Vocelkas kenntnisreiche und spannende Darstellung der Geschichte Österreichs bietet eine kompakte Einführung. Die wichtigsten Fragen zur österreichischen Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft werden prägnant und fundiert beantwortet - das Standardwerk für jeden historisch Interessierten!

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Part of our value-­added professional format series of U.­S. military manuals, this U.­S. Marine Corps manual is a reference on tactics, techniques, and procedures for small unit leaders in the mountain environment. This publication explains the basics of how to deal with the unique conditions imposed when operating in mountainous terrain.

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