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Ghostriders 1976-1995: “Invictus” Combat History of the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, Iran, El Salvador, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia (2)

Publication Date: 04/26/2022

Resistance is futile. You can run, but you’ll only die tired. The AC-130 Gunship was quickly developed in 1968 to provide fire support for ground forces in Vietnam. Twenty-eight C-130 cargo aircraft were converted into AC-130s for night attack operations. The AC-130 was crude, ugly, ad hoc, and detested by…

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At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero and His Horse

Publication Date: 04/19/2022

What makes 2nd Lieutenant Phil Larimore’s story special is what happened in World War II’s closing days and the people—and horses—he interacted with in this Forrest Gump-like tale that is emotional, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Growing up in the 1930s in Memphis, Tennessee, Phil Larimore is the ultimate Boy Scout—able to…

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Ghostriders 1968-1975: “Mors De Caelis” Combat History of the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

Publication Date: 02/22/2022

If necessity is the mother of invention, the AC-130 gunship was definitely her offspring. Ghostriders: Mors De Caelis is a comprehensive history of AC-130 gunship combat operations in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The story begins with the first AC-130 in 1968, and ends in 1975 at the end of the…

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Battle Maps of the American Revolution

Publication Date: 01/25/2022

From the American Battlefield Trust, an unparalleled collection of their popular battle maps of the Revolutionary War. “Wow! I just love those maps that you guys send to me.” It is a phrase that the staff of the American Battlefield Trust hears on a weekly basis and the expression refers…

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The Navigation Case: Training, Flying and Fighting the 1942 to 1945 New Guinea War

Publication Date: 11/23/2021

The Navigation Case reveals the drama and sacrifice expended by America’s pioneering pilots’ first ever demonstration of air superiority, during the greatest campaign in U.S. Air Force history. An aged and glossy leather briefcase was discovered when our family house was cleaned out and sold. We came to learn that…

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Revolutionary Surgeons: Patriots and Loyalists on the Cutting Edge

Publication Date: 10/12/2021

Revolutionary Surgeons offers an integrated picture of surgeons as political and military leaders of the American Revolution. Prominent surgeons participated in political activities that ultimately resulted in the breakaway of the colonies from Britain. Surgeons were members of the Sons of Liberty and other groups opposing Acts imposed on the…

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Links to Liberty: Defending the Great Chain at West Point

Publication Date: 10/05/2021

Teenage twin boys go on an adventure protecting the Great Chain at West Point, which turns into a rescue mission when one of them gets captured by the Redcoats! The year: 1779 The war: the American Revolution The secret weapon: twin boys and a Great Chain at West Point In…

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Accomplishing the Impossible: Leadership That Launched Revolutionary Change

Publication Date: 10/05/2021

A journey back in time to learn to be revolutionary leaders and managers! Accomplishing the Impossible draws contemporary leadership lessons from the events and people that were central to the beginning of the American Revolution. Retired general, scholar, and educator William E. Rapp, cuts through the popular mythology around the Boston…

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Triage: A History of America’s Frontline Medics from Concord to Covid-19

Publication Date: 09/28/2021

An articulate, compelling history of American battlefield medics. “I have walked the battlefields with Martin King, who has traversed them countless times with veterans. No one knows these stories like Martin, and no one can tell them quite the way he does.” —Rick Beyer, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost Army…

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Ranger School: Discipline, Direction, Determination

Publication Date: 08/10/2021

From Jimmy Blackmon, author of Pale Horse: Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division and Cowboys Over Iraq: Leadership from the Saddle, comes a blow by blow account of his journey through the most challenging leadership and small tactics course in the world—U.S. Army Ranger School. Through…

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