THIRTEEN SOLDIERS: A Personal History of Americans at War
John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to this subject. Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You’ll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there’s Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton “Tony” Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians. Each account illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War, and Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in an ambushed convoy. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing bravery, these thirteen soldiers embody the best America has to offer.
$0.01John McCain: POW & Statesman (Military Heroes)
This title examines the remarkable life of John McCain. Readers will learn about McCains family background, childhood, education, military and political career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail are McCains service in the U.S. Navy, includin
$29.42Betrayal: Left Behind
Betrayal recounts the 30-year saga of one man's journey fighting to gain freedom for US prisoners of the Vietnam War, who were still in captivity for decades after the war's end. That fight led him to work as an advocate for all US veterans against the injustices suffered by those who had honorably served.***"As a result of my service in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, I came to know three Marine recipients of the Medal of Honor: PFC Raymond M. 'Iron Mike' Clausen, Major Stephen Pless, and Staff Sargeant Karl Taylor. Though my admiration of these men is boundless, I have known no man or woman more resolute, more dedicated, or more courageous than Jerry Kiley. There is no better American."--Marine Corps helicopter pilot and combat veteran Tomas V. AshworthA Code to Keep: The True Story of America's Longest-Held Civilian POW in Vietnam
This is the true story of a man's lonely triumph over adversity. Ernest C. Brace was a decorated Marine pilot, the first to fly one hundred missions in the Korean War. A little more than five years later, however, a fateful accident and a hastily made decision stripped him of his rank, and he was dishonorably discharged from the Marines.Vowing to regain his lost honor, he flew secret supply missions to Laos as part of a C.I.A. operation during the Vietnam War. Captured in a surprise attack by the Pathet Lao, Brace was imprisoned and brought to an isolated outpost in North Vietnam, where he was confined in a bamboo cage, his head, hands, and feet bound. Though a civilian, he made it a point to live by the Military Code of Conduct: he resisted the enemy whenever he could, and attempted escape three times. But each run for freedom only led to crueler torments upon capture.In this extraordinary memoir of courage, sacrifice, and the will to survive, Ernie Brace recounts his experiences in a way that is stirring, inspiring, and memorable. A CODE TO KEEP is destined to stand out as one of the key documents of America's involvement in VietnamThe Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values Past and Present
Warrior cultures throughout history have developed unique codes that restrict their behavior and set them apart from the rest of society. But what possible reason could a warrior have for accepting such restraints? Why should those whose profession can force them into hellish kill-or-be-killed conditions care about such lofty concepts as honor, courage, nobility, duty, and sacrifice? And why should it matter so much to the warriors themselves that they be something more than mere murderers? The Code of the Warrior tackles these timely issues and takes the reader on a tour of warrior cultures and their values, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the 'barbaric' Vikings and Celts, from legendary chivalric knights to Native American tribesmen, from Chinese warrior monks pursuing enlightenment to Japanese samurai practicing death. Drawing these rich traditions up to the present, the author quests for a code for the warriors of today, as they do battle in asymmetric conflicts against unconventional forces and the scourge of global terrorism
$21.94Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II Reissue Edition by Zamperini, Louis, Rensin, David 
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$6.95Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide: The Sordid And Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia
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$34.99Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later
Open Doors is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of war and their individual determination in seeking personal and professional happiness upon their release. A testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of human will, it is also a celebration of freedom. While their experience in captivity has been well documented, historians have largely overlooked the current lives of former Vietnam POWs. Combining photo portraits and insightful profiles of thirty Vietnam-era POWs, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren offer an intimate look at these men—the longest-held group of returned POWs in our nation”s history—as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and grandfathers. Subjects include the famous (Sen. John McCain and former vice presidential candidate Vice Adm. James Stockdale) and the not-so-famous. None received celebrity treatment on their liberation; all resumed their lives as private citizens. Most of them have flourished in the face of great challenges, proud of their accomplishments.The book is based on a traveling photographic exhibit that has been touring the United States since October 2003. Rather than dwelling on the torture and suffering of their years in the notorious prison complex known to its inhabitants as the “Hanoi Hilton,” the authors focused on commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the POWs’ return to the United States and on celebrating the years of freedom and personal achievement that followed.
$10.19Rights vs. Public Safety after 9/11: America in the Age of Terrorism (Rights & Responsibilities)
These essays highlight where government will need to expand its authority in the fight against terrorism, where it risks overreaching, and how this might strengthen American society.
$19.72Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations
Large sets of petroleum fluid data exist for the various reservoir conditions and properties that occur in practice. Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations, written by three internationally well-known and respected petroleum engineers, is the result of several years of exhaustive research that gathered data sets from databases all over the world. The data were compared against the results of many published correlations of fluid properties in order to find the "best in class" required in the petroleum industry. Those findings are offered here as recommended use in reservoir engineering calculations. The data sets cover natural gases, reservoir oils, and reservoir waters (brines). The result of this research project is the best correlation for each fluid property. Key Features: * Best-in-class correlations contained in one volume * The most accurate data for reservoir engineering calculations * Correlations that cover all reservoir hydrocarbons and brines Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations will prove to be a valuable resource for reservoir engineers, production engineers who need to determine which set of correlation equations are most useful for their work, and graduate-level reservoir engineering courses.