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Starfist: First to Fight

“Hard to put down . . . Any book written by Cragg and Sherman is bound to be addictive, and this is the first in what promises to be a great adventure series.

Author : David Sherman

Release : 1999-02-11

Publisher : Del Rey

ISBN : 0345436547

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"Marines, we have just become a low-tech deep recon patrol . . ." Stranded in a hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force, and supporting arms, and carrying only a day's water ration, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven-man team faced a grim future seventy-five light-years from home. The only thing between his Marines and safety was eighty-five miles of uncharted, waterless terrain and two thousand bloodthirsty savages with state-of-the-art weapons in their hands and murder on their minds. But the enemy didn't reckon on the warrior cunning of Marines' Marine Charlie Bass and the courage of the few good men who would follow him anywhere--even to death. . . "HARD TO PUT DOWN . . . Any book written by Cragg and Sherman is bound to be addictive, and this is the first in what promises to be a great adventure series. FIRST TO FIGHT is rousing, rugged, and just plain fun." --Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Red Army From the Paperback edition.

First to Fight

This book will be the standard work on the subject for many years to come' - Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny The Polish campaign is the forgotten story of the Second World War.

Author : Roger Moorhouse

Release : 2019-09-05

Publisher : Random House

ISBN : 1473548225

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A new and definitive account of the German invasion of Poland that initiated WWII in 1939, written by a historian at the height of his abilities. 'Deeply researched, very well-written... This book will be the standard work on the subject for many years to come' - Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny The Polish campaign is the forgotten story of the Second World War. The war began on 1 September 1939, when German tanks, trucks and infantry crossed the Polish border, and the Luftwaffe began bombing Poland's towns and cities. The Polish army fought bravely but could not withstand the concentrated attack. When the Red Army invaded from the east, the country's fate was sealed. This is the first history of the Polish war for almost half a century. Drawing on letters, memoirs and diaries from all sides, Roger Moorhouse's dramatic account of the military events is entwined with a human story of courage and suffering, and a dark tale of diplomatic betrayal. 'Important... Moorhouse has a wonderful knack for reminding us about the parts of the Second World War that we are in danger of forgetting' Dan Snow ** Shortlisted for the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History 2020 **

First to Fight

"First to Fight makes for wonderful reading. It is fast paced; often stirring; always
informed, interesting, and enlightening. Marines will zip through it, delight in it.
and wish it was far longer." —Marine Corps Gaze rte "General Krulak's skills as a

Author : Victor H. Krulak

Release : 2013-05-03

Publisher : Naval Institute Press

ISBN : 1612511619

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"Required Reading" Marine Corps Professional Reading Program Bluejacket Paperback Book Series In this riveting insider's chronicle, legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence of the Corps: what it means to be a Marine and the reason behind its consistently outstanding performance and reputation. Krulak also addresses the most basic but challenging question of all about the Corps: how does it manage to survive--even to flourish--despite overwhelming political odds and, as the general writes, "an extraordinary propensity for shooting itself in the foot?" To answer this question Krulak examines the foundation on which the Corps is built, a system of intense loyalty to God, to country, and to other Marines. He also takes a close look at Marines in war, offering challenging accounts of their experiences in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. In addition, he describes the Corps's relationship to other services, especially during the unification battles following World War II, and offers new insights into the decision-making process in times of crisis. First published in hardcover in 1984, this book has remained popular ever since with Marines of every rank.

First to Fight

In the fight which ensued he behaved with conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity,
and despite having been mortally wounded, he drove off the enemy and brought
his plane safely back to the aerodrome.”35 On September 28 First Lieutenant ...

Author : Oscar E. Gilbert

Release : 2017-09-19

Publisher : Casemate Publishers

ISBN : 1612005098

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“An amazingly detailed account of the American Expeditionary Force at Belleau Wood in 1918” from the authors of Tanks in Hell (Books Monthly). “Retreat, hell! We just got here!” The words of Capt. Lloyd Williams at Belleau Wood in June 1918 entered United States Marine Corps legend, and the Marine brigade’s actions there—along with the censor’s failure to take out the name of the brigade in the battle reports—made the Corps famous. The Marines went to war as part of the American Expeditionary Force, bitterly resented by the Army and Gen. Pershing. The Army tried to use them solely as labor troops and replacements, but the German spring offensive of 1918 forced the issue. The French begged Pershing to commit his partially trained men, and two untested American divisions, supported by British and French units, were thrown into the path of five German divisions. Three horrific weeks later, the Marines held the entirety of Belleau Wood. The Marines then fought in the almost-forgotten Blanc Mont Ridge Offensive in October, as well as in every well-known AEF action until the end of the war. This book looks at all the operations of the Marine Corps in World War I, covers the activities of both ground and air units, and considers the units that supported the Marine brigade. It examines how, during the war years, the Marine Corps changed from a small organization of naval security detachments to an elite land combat force. “The goal of revealing the thoughts and actions of individual soldiers in battle is achieved admirably here.” —The Journal of America’s Military Past

First to Fight

I sat alone in my little car and there read his letter for the first time without
shedding a tear. I saw then, for the first time, what impelled them to go to France,
and saw it in the light that they saw it.16 She shared the letter with the reporter.

Author : Steven T. Tom

Release : 2019-10-01

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 0811768104

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Five weeks after the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914, American Kiffin Rockwell was on a ship for France. The United States would not join the war nearly three years, but Rockwell believed it was time to fight. In France, he joined the elite French Foreign Legion and was soon fighting in the trenches of the Western Front. A combat wound in 1915 rendered him unfit to fight on the ground, so Rockwell volunteered to fight in the air, joining the brand-new Lafayette Escadrille, a storied fighter squadron of volunteer pilots, most of them American, most of them wealthy aristocrats. In May 1916, Rockwell became the first pilot to score a victory for the new unit when he shot down a German plane and soon after was wounded in the skies over Verdun. He flew the Lafayette Escadrille’s every mission until his death in aerial combat in September 1916. First to Fight is a high-octane drama of a remarkable soldier and pilot who fought in the trenches and in the skies during World War I. It is the story of one of the first American fighter pilots at the dawn of aerial combat, the era of the Red Baron, with dogfighting biplanes high above the trench lines. But more than a World War I story, more than an aviation story, this is the story of an idealist who volunteered—long before his country drafted its first soldier—to fight, and ultimately die, in defense of civilization.

First to Fight

Never afraid of controversy and always the first to fight , Henry Mihesuah fell in
love with and married a white woman and then served a dangerous tour of duty
in the Marines in post - World War II China . In the 1950s he took a chance and ...

Author : Henry Mihesuah

Release : 2002-01-01

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN : 9780803232228

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Documents the life of a Native American who grew up in Oklahoma, fought in post-World War II China as a U.S. Marine, relocated to California at the suggestion of a federal government program, and then returned home to Oklahoma to fight racism and revitalize the connections to his Comanche culture.

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Terrorists have seized a luxury airship - an exclusive sky-palace for the wealthiest citizens - and issued their demands. For Clausen, this is all part of the job.But something has gone wrong.

Author : J M Kaukola

Release : 2020-05

Publisher :


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The Terran Provisional Authority rose from the ashes of the Collapse to ensure human survival. On a planet torn apart by catastrophe, the Authority wields supreme power over its scattered hive cities. Outside lie chaos and ruin, the remains of dead AI, and the madmen that inhabit the waste.Sergeant Brian Clausen is a decorated veteran, but this latest mission may be his last. Terrorists have seized a luxury airship - an exclusive sky-palace for the wealthiest citizens - and issued their demands. For Clausen, this is all part of the job.But something has gone wrong. Clausen's orders are hidden, his leaders are lying, and these terrorists are more than they seem. With questionable allies and hidden enemies, Clausen's team may be marching straight into the jaws of a trap. Old lies, ancient crimes, and modern war collide in part one of "The Sword".

First to Fight

Author : Sidney H. Riesenberg

Release : 2011

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First to Fight II

An anthology of military fiction tales journeys to the front lines of battle on land, in the jungle, and in the ocean depths.

Author : Martin Harry Greenberg

Release : 2001

Publisher : Berkley

ISBN : 9780425180075

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An anthology of military fiction tales journeys to the front lines of battle on land, in the jungle, and in the ocean depths.

First to Fight

Author : Victor H. Krulak

Release : 1999

Publisher : Naval Inst Press

ISBN : 9781557504647

File Size : 64.50 MB

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Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insiders's chronicle of U.S. Marines - their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close look at the Marine experience during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam - wars in which Krulak was himself a participant - but also examines the foundation on which the Corps is built. In doing so, he helps answer the question of what it means to be a Marine and how the Corps has maintained such a consistently outstanding reputation.

First to Fight

Author : Bob Breen

Release : 1988

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780898391268

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First to Fight Box Set

Book 1, Anchor Gabriel Rossi has never met her, doesn’t even know her name, but the former Marine turned Coast Guard will do anything to rescue the woman who saved his daughter, even if it means risking his career, his life–and his ...

Author : Nicole Blanchard

Release : 2020-03-11

Publisher : Bolero Books, LLC (new account)


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Book 1, Anchor Gabriel Rossi has never met her, doesn’t even know her name, but the former Marine turned Coast Guard will do anything to rescue the woman who saved his daughter, even if it means risking his career, his life–and his heart. Book 2, Warrior Benjamin Hart returns home from his last tour in Afghanistan a broken man and learns the night he shared with his best friend’s little sister resulted in more than just smokin’ hot memories. Book 3, Valor Former MARSOC operator Benjamin Hart thought he knew everything there was to know about love. Losing it, winning it back. Now, he’ll have to learn what it will take to keep it.

First to Fight

Before Avalon, before the Fall of the Empire, Edward Stalker was a young man growing up in Earth's Undercity - a nightmarish rabbit warren of tiny apartments dominated by gangs who loot, rape and murder with impunity.

Author : Christopher G. Nuttall

Release : 2019

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781386186892

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Before Avalon, before the Fall of the Empire, Edward Stalker was a young man growing up in Earth's Undercity - a nightmarish rabbit warren of tiny apartments dominated by gangs who loot, rape and murder with impunity. When his family is killed in a gang attack, Ed takes the opportunity to run to the one place that will take him; the Terran Marine Corps. But becoming a Marine isn't easy and Ed will find himself pushed to the limits, surviving a training program designed to weed out everyone but the best, before he learns what it means to be a Terran Marine ...

U.S. Army Heraldic Crests

FIGHT, ...

Author : Barry Jason Stein

Release : 1993

Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN : 9780872499638

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A comprehensive guide to the authorized unit insignia from the American Revolution through the Persian Gulf War.

First to Jump

Agnew's first shot missed. ... He believed that if you were going to fight an enemy,
you could never show or ask any mercy. ... McNiece had heard the Germans
feared and hated bayonets after the closein fighting of the First World War, and ...

Author : Jerome Preisler

Release : 2014-12-02

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 110161479X

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The U.S. Army Pathfinders. The vanguard of the Allied forces in World War II Europe. Countless times they preceded invasions and battles vital to bringing the enemy to its knees. Because before the front lines could move forward, the Pathfinders had to move behind enemy lines . . . The first into combat, and the last out, their advance jumps into enemy territory were considered suicide missions by those who sent them into action. World War Two’s special operations commandos, they relied on their stealth, expert prowess, and matchless courage and audacity to set the stage for airborne drops and glider landings throughout Europe. They were born of hard necessity. After the invasion of Sicily almost ended in disaster, General Jim Gavin was determined to form an all-new unit of specialized soldiers who would jump ahead of the airborne forces—including the now legendary Easy Company—without any additional support, stealing across enemy terrain to scout and mark out drop zones with a unique array of homing equipment. Sporting Mohawk haircuts, war paint, and an attitude of brash confidence, they were the best of the best. Their heroic feats behind the lines were critical to nearly all of the Allies’ major victories from Normandy to snowy Bastogne—where they saved the day for thousands of besieged American troops in an operation almost forgotten by history—to the attack on the Ruhr River in Germany. This is the story of the U.S. Army Pathfinders—their training, bonding, and battlefield exploits—told from the perspectives of the daring men who jumped and the equally bold transport crews who risked everything to fly them into action. INCLUDES PHOTOS

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Civil War's 54th Massachusetts Regiment: The Shaw Memorial (ENHANCED eBook)

that the getting of you into the army is to “sacrifice you on the first opportunity. ...
fighting our battles in Louisiana, in South Carolina, I urge you to fly to arms, and
smite with death the power that would bury the Government and your liberty in
the ...

Author : Julia Hargrove

Release : 2001-03-01

Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN : 1429111917

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The monument to the 54th Massachusetts Regiment is a bronze bas-relief by the well-known and celebrated sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The story it tells is perhaps less well-known and celebrated, but is one of the significant events of the Civil War. Colonel Robert Shaw's troops were the first African American volunteer regiment to enlist in the Union Army. The original text of the Emancipation Proclamation, biographical information and a discussion of the Battle of Fort Wagner provide context for a variety of learning activities.

Off to Fight

Ever since their fight the other evening he had felt guilty about how things had
turned out between the two of them. It seemed the more time he spent with the
gang, the further he drifted from his father. First, the rock fight had gotten him in ...

Author : Alan N. Kay

Release : 2001-09-01

Publisher : White Mane Publishing Co.,

ISBN : 1572492406

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Just when twelve-year-old George Adams has begun to settle into life in Richmond, Virginia, the state secedes from the Union, and George joins the boys he has become friends with when they enlist to fight for the Confederacy.

The Complex

Only my team knows that I killed the man after the fighting was over. Only they ... It
was through the Microsoft Xbox game Close Combat: First to Fight (2005) that I
was sent, as real U.S. marines were in the 1950s and the 1980s, into Lebanon.

Author : Nick Turse

Release : 2008-03-18

Publisher : Metropolitan Books

ISBN : 1429941634

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A mind-boggling investigation of the allpervasive, constantly morphing presence of the Pentagon in daily life—a real-world Matrix come alive Here is the new, hip, high-tech military-industrial complex—an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives. From iPods to Starbucks to Oakley sunglasses, historian Nick Turse explores the Pentagon's little-noticed contacts (and contracts) with the products and companies that now form the fabric of America. Turse investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: the Pentagon's collaborations with Hollywood filmmakers; its outlandish schemes to weaponize the wild kingdom; its joint ventures with the World Wrestling Federation and NASCAR. He shows the inventive ways the military, desperate for new recruits, now targets children and young adults, tapping into the "culture of cool" by making "friends" on MySpace. A striking vision of this brave new world of remote-controlled rats and super-soldiers who need no sleep, The Complex will change our understanding of the militarization of America. We are a long way from Eisenhower's military-industrial complex: this is the essential book for understanding its twenty-first-century progeny.

Why Marines Fight

That was Joe's description of the firefight against the Chinese at the Chosin in
which he was wounded. In his book ... I was unable to regain full use of my right
arm and was disability-retired from the Marine Corps as a first lieutenant. Dorothy

Author : James Brady

Release : 2007-10-30

Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN : 142992263X

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United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles become bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight? Why fight so well? Why run toward the guns? Now comes a thrilling new book, pounding and magnificent in scope, by the author some Marines consider the unofficial "poet laureate" of their Corps. James Brady interviews combat Marines from wars ranging from World War II to Afghanistan, their replies in their own individual voices unique and powerful, an authentically American story of a country at war, as seen through the eyes of its warriors. Culling his own correspondence and comradeship with hundreds of fellow Marines, Brady compiles a story---lyrical and historical---of the motivations and emotions behind this compelling question. Included are the accounts of Senator James Webb and his lance corporal son, Jim; New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly; Yankee second baseman (and Marine fighter pilot) Jerry Coleman, and of teachers, firemen, authors, cops, Harvard football players, and just plain grunts, as well as the unforgettable story of Jack Rowe, who lost an eye and other parts and now grows avocados and chases rattlesnakes. Their stories poignantly and profoundly illustrate the lives and legacies of battlefront Marines. Why Marines Fight is a ruthlessly candid book about professional killers not ashamed to recall their doubts as well as exult in their savagely triumphant battle cries. A book of weight and heft that Marines, and Americans everywhere, will want to read, and may find impossible to forget. Praise for James Brady The Scariest Place in the World "[A] graceful, even elegant, and always eloquent tribute to men at arms in a war that, in a way, never ended." ---Kirkus Reviews "James Brady has done it again. A riveting and illuminating insight into a dark corner of the world." ---Tim Russert, NBC's Meet the Press The Coldest War "His story reads like a novel, but it is war reporting at its best---a graphic depiction, in all its horrors, of the war we've almost forgotten." ---Walter Cronkite "A marvelous memoir. A sensitive and superbly written narrative that eventually explodes off the pages like a grenade in the gut . . .taut, tight, and telling." ---Dan Rather The Marine "In The Marine, James Brady again gives us a novel in which history is a leading character, sharing the stage in this case with a man as surely born to be a gallant warrior as any knight in sixth-century Camelot." ---Kurt Vonnegut The Marines of Autumn "Mr. Brady knows war, the smell and the feel of it." ---The New York Times