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The Sheriff Of Ramadi by Dick Couch

Title The Sheriff of Ramadi
Author Dick Couch
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2013-07-10
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781612514185
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this ground-breaking book, best-selling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq s al-Anbar Province between 2005 and 2007. When he began his research, the author thought he would be writing about the SEALs courage in the face of a losing cause. Instead, he discovered a startling success story whose importance has gone unrecognized in the war against al-Qaeda. Couch argues that the lessons of Ramadi, with SEALs fighting alongside regular forces in an urban war zone, call for using this strategy more widely. One of the most significant military engagements in the global war against terrorism since 9/11 and the most sustained and vicious engagement ever fought by SEALs, the Battle of Ramadi demonstrates both their code of brotherhood and ability to adapt in an urban battle space, which Couch identifies as the keys to the SEALs success on the battlefield. The story of PO2 Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the battle, is a compelling example of their extraordinary brotherhood. First published in hardcover in 2008, the book is now available in paperback for the first time.

Down Range by Dick Couch

Title Down Range
Author Dick Couch
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2006-05
Category Political Science
Total Pages 255
ISBN 9781400081011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A former Navy SEAL and author of The Warrior Elite draws on firsthand interviews with warriors fresh from combat in the Middle East and other theaters of war to explore the role of U.S. Special Operations Forces in the battle against international terrorism, examining the grueling SEAL training and offering profiles of the elite warriors and their battlefield roles. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

A Tactical Ethic by Dick Couch

Title A Tactical Ethic
Author Dick Couch
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2013-07-10
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781612514208
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Following the success of his recent book on Navy SEALs in Iraq, The Sheriff of Ramadi, bestselling author and combat veteran Dick Couch now examines the importance of battlefield ethics in effectively combating terrorists without losing the battle for the hearts of the local population. A former SEAL who led one of the only successful POW rescue operations in Vietnam, Couch warns that the mistakes made in Vietnam forty years ago are being repeated in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the stakes are even higher now. His book takes a critical look at the battlefield conduct of U.S. ground-combat units fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the prize of the fight on the modern battlefield is the people, he warns every death has a consequence. Every killing has both strategic and moral significance for U.S. warriors. From his unique and qualified perspective, Couch examines the sources and issues that can lead to wrong conduct on the battlefield, and explains how it comes about and what can be done to correct it. He considers the roles of command intent and the official rules of engagement, but his primary focus is on ethical conduct at the squad and platoon level. Tactical ethics, according to the author s definition, is the moral and ethical armor that should accompany every American warrior into battle, and these standards apply to the engaged unit as well as to the individual. A harsh critic of immoral combat tactics, Couch offers realistic measures to correct these potentially devastating errors. He argues that as a nation, we must do all we can to protect our soldiers humanity, for their sake, so they can return from service with honor, and for our sake as a people and for our standing in the world.

Echo In Ramadi by Scott A. Huesing

Title Echo in Ramadi
Author Scott A. Huesing
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2018-02-20
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781621577638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ranked in the "Top 10 Military Books of 2018" by Military Times. "In war, destruction is everywhere. It eats everything around you. Sometimes it eats at you." —Major Scott Huesing, Echo Company Commander From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The Marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Their experience: like being in Hell. Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat. Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror they faced, Echo's Marines battled day-to-day on the frontline of a totally different kind of war, without rules, built on chaos. In Echo in Ramadi, Huesing brings these resilient, resolute young men to life and shows how the savagery of urban combat left indelible scars on their bodies, psyches, and souls. Like war classics We Were Soldiers, The Yellow Birds, and Generation Kill, Echo in Ramadi is an unforgettable capsule of one company's experience of war that will leave readers stunned.

The Last Punisher by Kevin Lacz

Title The Last Punisher
Author Kevin Lacz
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-02-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781501127267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq,” (Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing), The Last Punisher is a gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual successful return to the United States to play himself in the Oscar-nominated film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. The Last Punisher is a “thoughtful, funny, and raw…always compelling” (Bing West, New York Times bestselling author of No True Glory) first-person account of the Iraq War. With wry humor and moving testimony, Kevin Lacz tells the bold story of his tour in Iraq with SEAL Team THREE, the warrior elite of the Navy. This legendary unit, known as “The Punishers,” included Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Mike Monsoor, Ryan Job, and Marc Lee. These brave men were instrumental in securing the key locations in the pivotal 2006 Battle of Ramadi. Minute by minute, Lacz relays the edge-of-your-seat details of his team’s missions in Ramadi, offering a firsthand glimpse into the heated combat, extreme conditions, and harrowing experiences they faced every day. Through it all, Lacz and his teammates formed unbreakable bonds and never lost sight of the cause: protecting America with their fight. “A rare glimpse into the mind of a Navy SEAL,” (Clint Emerson, New York Times bestselling author of 100 Deadly Skills) Kevin Lacz brings you onto the battlefield and relays the tough realities of war. At the same time, Lacz shares how these experiences made him a better man and how proud he is of his contributions to one of this country’s most difficult military campaigns. The Last Punisher is the story of a SEAL and an “honest-to-God American hero” (Mike Huckabee, #1 bestselling author) who was never afraid to answer the call.

The Warrior Elite by Dick Couch

Title The Warrior Elite
Author Dick Couch
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2009-02-19
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780307566232
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world. What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Soldier S Dream by William Doyle

Title A Soldier s Dream
Author William Doyle
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2011-06-07
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781101188019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For six months in 2006, a charismatic young U.S. Army captain and Arab linguist named Travis Patriquin unleashed a diplomatic and cultural charm offensive upon the Sunni Arab sheiks of Anbar province, the heart of darkness of the Iraqi insurgency. He galvanized American support for the “Sunni Awakening,” the tribal revolt against Al Qaeda that spread through the province and eventually across Iraq, a turning point that led to dramatically lower levels of violence in the country. The Awakening may not have succeeded without Patriquin, who was so beloved by Iraqis that they adopted him into their tribes and loved him as a brother. This is the true story of a man who loved Iraq, and a soldier who helped engineer the turning point of the Iraq War. It is the story of America’s T.E. Lawrence—Travis Patriquin.

Teammates Seals At War by Barry W. Enoch

Title Teammates SEALs at War
Author Barry W. Enoch
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category History
Total Pages 318
ISBN 0671568302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A member of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team I describes his experiences in Vietnam

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

Title American Sniper
Author Chris Kyle
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2012-01-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780062082374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Title Blackwater
Author Jeremy Scahill
Publisher Profile Books
Release Date 2011-05-26
Category History
Total Pages 956
ISBN 9781847654786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion. This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.

Title From the Cold War to Isil
Author Jason Bohm
Publisher US Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2019-09-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1682474577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the former Soviet Union forced America's armed forces to redefine themselves and codify their role as a key element of national power. New threats and emerging technologies changed the very character of war and demanded new strategies and an adaptable military to address them. Jason Q. Bohm began his service to our nation as a Marine at the start of this tumultuous era. He takes the reader on a journey from the turbulent times at the end of the Cold War through the current fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Bohm provides candid and useful historical background as, through a series of personal vignettes and rich operational experience, he describes how Marines translated strategic and operational objectives into tactical actions. In this unique way, he not only tells his story but that of the Marine Corps, and provides an invaluable look at the challenging times confronting Marines.

The Sheriff S Son by William MacLeod Raine

Title The Sheriff s Son
Author William MacLeod Raine
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2019-11-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 254
ISBN EAN:4057664557896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Beaudry was a fearless sheriff in the Wild West who ended up killed by the notorious Rutherford crew, leaving behind a young and fragile boy. Many years later, Roy Beaudry is a grown man who never managed to live up to the standards his father set. However, when an old friend of his father reaches for help, Roy returns to his father's country, determined to overcome his nature and confront his demons. A local rancher has been missing for a while after interfering in the dealings of the same Rutherfords, who are suspected of pulling off a recent train robbery, and Roy gets a chance to stand up against the Ratherford clan and avenge his father's death.

Apache by Ed Macy

Title Apache
Author Ed Macy
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date 2010-05-11
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0802199968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A truly amazing portrayal of the technical, the emotional, and the courageous. Macy puts the reader in the cockpit of our most lethal attack platform.” —Dick Couch, New York Times–bestselling author Apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside one of the world’s most dangerous war machines. A firsthand account of the exhilaration and ferocity of war, Apache chronicles a rescue mission involving a stranded soldier in Afghanistan in 2007. Ed Macy had always dreamed of a career in the army, so when the British Army Air Corps launched its attack helicopter program, Macy bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up to fly the Apache—the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world and the toughest to fly. In 2007, Macy’s Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. Apache is Macy’s story—an adrenalin-fueled account of one of the most daring actions of modern wartime, and a tale of courage, danger, and comradeship you won’t be able to put down. “A fantastic, totally exhilarating roller-coaster read.” —Sgt. Maj. Dan Mills, author of Sniper One

Chosen Soldier by Dick Couch

Title Chosen Soldier
Author Dick Couch
Publisher Three Rivers Press (CA)
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9780307339393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Documents the complete training regimen of the U.S. Army's Special Forces soldiers, the Green Berets, from their initial recruitment, through their physically and mentally grueling course of training, detailing the special character, intelligence, language skills, and adaptability that the Army looks for in selecting these versatile troops. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Augustine by Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Title Augustine
Author Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 1953-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 413
ISBN 066424162X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These are Augustine's writings from the time of his conversion to Christianity in A.D.386 until he became Bishop of Hippo in 395-396. This volume is part of The Library of Christian Classics containing the great literature of the Christian heritage.

The Real Team by Richard Marcinko

Title The Real Team
Author Richard Marcinko
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2000-11-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780671024659
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The retired naval commander chronicles the real-life exploits of the Navy SEALs who inspired the characters in his best-selling Rogue Warrior series, profiling the members of his team, their training, their combat missions, and the characteristics that made them successful warriors. Reprint.

Leave No Man Behind by George Galdorisi

Title Leave No Man Behind
Author George Galdorisi
Publisher Zenith Press
Release Date 2009-01-16
Category History
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9781616732257
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beginning with the birth of combat aircraft in World War I and the early attempts to rescue warriors trapped behind enemy lines, Leave No Man Behind chronicles in depth nearly one hundred years of combat search and rescue (CSAR). All major U.S. combat operations from World War II to the early years of the Iraq War are covered, including previously classified missions and several Medal-of-Honor-winning operations. Authors George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips (both veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilots) highlight individual acts of heroism while telling the big-picture story of the creation and development of modern CSAR. Although individual missions have their successes and failures, CSAR, as an institution, would seem beyond reproach, an obvious necessity. The organizational history of CSAR, however, is not entirely positive. The armed services, particularly the U.S. Air Force and Navy, have a tendency to cut CSAR at the end of a conflict, leaving no infrastructure prepared for the next time that the brave men and women of our armed forces find themselves behind enemy lines. The final chapter has not yet been written for U.S. combat search and rescue, but in view of the life-saving potential of these forces, an open and forthright review of U.S. military CSAR plans and policies is long overdue. Beyond the exciting stories of heroic victories and heartrending defeats, Leave No Man Behind stimulates debate on this important subject.

Title First Fast Fearless How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL
Author Brian "Iron Ed" Hiner
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2015-09-11
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780071844819
Language English, Spanish, and French
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LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER SEAL-style leadership—your best weapon in today’s complex business terrain Beyond extreme physical and combat achievements, SEALs are known for mental toughness, bias for action, decisiveness, creative thinking, adaptability, and perseverance—all under extreme stress. They get things done through, by, and with others. SEALs have a unique way of approaching every challenge and opportunity that enables them to do what others can’t—or simply won't. Competing in the global economy isn’t unlike guerrilla warfare. Your competitors come at you from unexpected places with surprising force, and the marketplace is constantly shifting. As a leader, what do you do to empower your business and your people not only to survive but to thrive—and win? First, Fast, Fearless is a practical guide for the business leader who wants to learn from the best of the best how to build and lead effective teams in conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and constant change. As one of the most experienced trainers in Navy SEAL history, “Iron Ed” Hiner reveals how to: Develop your personal leadership brand—and make it your credo Create mission-aligned teams that operate as true comrades Establish and communicate crystal-clear goals Enhance team innovation and problem solving under pressure Combat the enemies of copious bureaucracy and inadequate resources Rise to the call of leadership when it counts most You may not be facing jihadists in the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Iraq like Hiner did. But just as his SEALs depended on him to lead them on successful missions and safe passage home, your people are counting on you to empower them, defeat the competition, and forge paths to greater success. Be a First, Fast, Fearless leader!

War Without End by Michael Schwartz

Title War Without End
Author Michael Schwartz
Publisher Haymarket Books
Release Date 2016-12-05
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781608460540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Michael Schwartz gets behind the headlines, revealing the real dynamics of the Iraq debacle and its legacy.

Deadly Consequences by Robert L. Maginnis

Title Deadly Consequences
Author Robert L. Maginnis
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-07-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781621571995
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With an important introduction by C. Everett Koop and passionate endorsements from Senator Edward M. Kennedy and public officials from every major city in the U.S., this authoritative and timely guide calls for the diagnosis and treatment of urban violence as a public health crisis.