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We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
By HarperAudio
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sku: 0924-WS0801-A01010-0060082569, ean: 9780788754609, isbn: 0060082569,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together these actions constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War.The story of how these men persevered paints a vivid


Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea
By Tantor Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
When Ronald Reagan took office in January 1981, the US and NATO were losing the Cold War. The USSR had superiority in conventional weapons and manpower in Europe and had embarked on a massive program to gain naval preeminence. But Reagan already had a plan to end the Cold War without armed conflict.   Reagan led a bipartisan Congress to restore American command of the seas by building the Navy back to 600 major ships and 15 aircraft carriers. He adopted a bold new strategy to deploy the


The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
The riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II by ravaging Japan's merchant fleet and destroying its economy. The War Below is a dramatic account of extraordinary heroism, ingenuity, and perseverance-and the vital role American submarines played in winning the Pacific War. Focusing on the unique stories of the submarines Silversides, Drum, and Tang-and the men who skippered and crewed them-James Scott takes readers beneath the waves to experience the thrill of a direct


Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power
By Random House Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian


The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
By Hachette Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous 21-year-old daughter, Alice, served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired


The Silk Road: A New History
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different - and far more interesting - as revealed in this new history.   In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archaeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes. For centuries, key records


Comrade J: Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America after the End of the Cold War
By Tantor Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Spymaster, defector, double agent....Here is the remarkable true story of the man who ran Russia's post-cold-war spy program in America. In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed, the cold war ended, and a new world order began. We thought everything had changed. But one thing never changed: the spies. From 1995 to 2000, a man known as ''Comrade J'' was the highest-ranking operative in the SVR - the successor agency to the KGB - in the United States. He directed all Russian spy action in New York


Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous ''cult of silence'' has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades.  The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the


Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs
By Macmillan Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure. A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the


Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written 27 centuries ago, it has much to teach about


This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History
By Unknown
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
This Kind of War is a monumental study of the conflict that began in June 1950. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their


Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them. Sailors, not metallic superstructures and hulls, had won the battles and become the stuff of legend. Men like Commander Donald MacDonald, skipper of the USS O'Bannon, who


This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400118632, isbn: 1400118638,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
The fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War makes this an appropriate time to revisit This Kind of War, the monumental study of the conflict that began in June 1950. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based


The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781538478356, isbn: 1538478358,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
[Read by Stefan Rudnicki]On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction.The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman'sLife and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine's gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an


My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness
By Tantor Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
On the early morning of March 16, 1968, American soldiers from three platoons of Charlie Company entered a group of hamlets located in the Son Tinh district of South Vietnam, located near the Demilitarized Zone and known as ''Pinkville'' because of the high level of Vietcong infiltration. The soldiers, many still teenagers who had been in the country for three months, were on a ''search and destroy'' mission. Three hours after the GIs entered the hamlets, more than 500 unarmed villagers lay


The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea
By Tantor Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
In January of 1965, 24-year-old US Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world's most heavily militarized border. He believed his action would get him back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for 40 years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This


Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look inside North Korea
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. ''The General will now enter the room.'' Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il's face will soon appear. As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country


The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the US Marine Corps to be the Corps' finest hour. Fourteen Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses attest to the intensity of the battle. Based on first-person interviews from surviving


We are Soldiers Still CD: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam
By HarperAudio
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ean: 9780061458989, isbn: 0061458988,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
More than fifteen years since its original publication, the #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young is still required reading in all branches of the military. Now Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway revisit their relationships with ten American veterans of the battle, as well as Lt. Gen. Nguyen Hu An, who commanded the North Vietnamese Army troops on the other side, and two of his old company commanders. Moore and Galloway mix gritty and vivid detail with reverence


Dancing Bears
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their families and taking them on the road to perform. In the early 2000s, with the fall of Communism, they were forced to release the bears into a wildlife refuge. But even today, whenever the bears see a human, they still get up on their hind legs to dance. In the tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, award-winning Polish journalist, Witold Szablowski uncovers remarkable stories of people throughout Eastern



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