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  • AMONG WARRIORS IN IRAQ

    A street-level view of the hell of combat in Mosuland Fallujah. Eight months after George W. Bush proclaimed major combat in Iraq over in 2003, author Mike Tucker found himself right in the thick of it – dirty, profane, violent, lethal, and daily major combat – with some of America’s most highly trained and accomplished soldiers. AMONG WARRIORS IN IRAQ is a street-level view of the struggles of maintaining control in the anarchy that pervaded Iraq after Coalition forces declared victory. Tucker journeyed – and fought – with Special Forces groups in both Mosul and Fallujah, cities unconvinced the war was over, and willing to do anything to ensure that the struggle would continue. Here is his frank and adrenaline-soaked account, seen through the resilient eyes of the soldiers willing to pay the ultimate price for victory.
    ISBN: 1592287328
    Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS
    Subtitle: TRUE GRITS, SPECIAL OPS, AND RAIDING IN MOSUL AND FALLUJAH
    Author: MIKE TUCKER

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  • THE HISTORY OF DEATH


    ISBN: 9781599212012
    Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS
    Subtitle: BURIAL CUSTOMS AND FUNERAL RITES, FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO MODERN TIMES
    Author: MICHAEL KERRIGAN

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  • IN THE SHADOWS OF THE MORNING

    Philip Caputo’s passion for travel and adventure was inspired by the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack London, and Herman Melville, and through the years this passion led to a rugged writer’s life, filled with hair-raising experiences in the jungles of Vietnam, the rubble of Beirut, and the savannas of Africa.

    In the Shadows of the Morning collects Caputo’s essays for the first time, each imbued with the powerful and memorable writing which made him famous. In “”The Ahab Complex,”” Caputo recalls a life-and-death struggle off the coast of Florida with a giant blue marlin whose quarter-ton body “”lit up as if a gigantic light had flashed in the water.”” He recounts his travels in Kenya’s largest national park among the only lions to have a natural tendency to stalk and eat human beings, and how their gruesome escapades invaded his dreams. In “”The Last of the Big Open,”” he reflects on a harrowing trip down the Alaskan river that nearly claimed his son’s life, nature’s indifference to human loss, and an evocative account of letting go. In the Shadows of the Morning is a fascinating journey through a lifetime of profound journeys.
    ISBN: 1592283314
    Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS
    Subtitle: WILD LANDS, WILD WATERS, AND A FEW UNTAMED PEOPLE
    Author: PHILIP CAPUTO

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  • NIGHT LETTERS

    This harrowing account from the front lines of the Afghan civil war can stand comparison with such masterpieces as Michael Herr’s Dispatches or George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia. Sometimes lyrical, sometimes harrowing, sometimes absurdly comic, NIGHT LETTERS gives an indelible human face to a conflict that few Americans have followed or understood. Rob Schultheis fell in love with Afghanistan in the 1970s, when it was a wild, unspoiled country that had barely changed in the past five hundred years. When this ancient land suddenly plunged into civil war between a Soviet-backed Communist government and implacable Muslim rebels, Schultheis found himself drawn to telling its heartbreaking story. Throughout the 1980s, he reported on the war from the front lines, risking his life time after time as he penetrated into the mountains of Afghanistan with the mujahedin insurgents. NIGHT LETTERS is an impressionistic first-person chronicle that conveys, with frightening immediacy, the nature of a war where men armed with bolt-action rifles squared off against tanks and helicopter gunships-weapons that could, and routinely did, reduce an ancient village to rubble in minutes. Yet the outgunned and outnumbered mujahedin never considered giving up the fight. Ultimately, they exhausted the Soviet occupiers. Not without reason was Afghanistan called “the Soviets’ Vietnam.”
    ISBN: 1585745642
    Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS
    Subtitle: INSIDE WARTIME AFGHANISTAN
    Author: ROB SCHULTHEIS

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