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We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

Ia Drang—The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453293590
  • Category: History
  • Page: 453
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New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face). In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped 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 brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Gerald Ford Signed Edition+
  • ISBN: 9780974776989
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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These limited editions have been signed by Lt. Col.Harold G. Moore and Joseph L Galloway, and come with original photo of the signings. Also included are a Certificate of Authenticity, Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity, and two-part Hologram with is securely located on the signed page and on the individual COA.These beautiful leather editions have silk moire`end papers and built-in satin bookmarks.A must have for all serious collectors and historical libraries.

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young

Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • ISBN: 0345472640
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Chronicles one of the most brutal and crucial confrontations between Americans and the Viet Cong, when 450 U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the Ia Drang Valley and were immediately surrounded by 2000 North Vetnamese soldiers. Reprint.

We Are Soldiers Still

We Are Soldiers Still

A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061982830
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Lt. Gen. Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway return to Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley more than four decades after the battle they recalled in their #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Renewing their relationships with ten American veterans of the fabled conflict—and with former adversaries—the authors explore how the war changed them all, as well as their two countries. We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war's devastating cost.

Hal Moore

Hal Moore

A Soldier Once . . . And Always

  • Author: Mike Guardia
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480445711
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 232
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The definitive biography of Harold G. Moore, hero of the Vietnam War and author of the bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang. Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between US and North Vietnamese regulars. Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing seventy-nine soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew. This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopter—which became the staple of US operations for the remainder of the war. He later wrote of his experiences in the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1977. Hal Moore graciously allowed the author interviews and granted full access to his files and collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.

Heart of a Soldier

Heart of a Soldier

  • Author: James B. Stewart
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439188279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11. Heart of a Soldier is the extraordinary story of war, love and comradeship, danger and heroism, told by a Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of our finest writers. When Rick Rescorla got home from Vietnam, he tried to put combat and death behind him, but he never could entirely. From the day he joined the British Army to fight a colonial war in Rhodesia, where he met American Special Forces’ officer Dan Hill who would become his best friend, to the day he fell in love with Susan, everything in his remarkable life was preparing him for an act of generosity that would transcend all that went before. Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one’s comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick’s life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he’d held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.

About Face

About Face

The Odyssey of an American Warrior

  • Author: David H. Hackworth,Julie Sherman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671695347
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 896
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Chronicles the military career of America's most decorated living soldier, from his enlistment of age fifteen, through his service in Vietnam, where his growing disillusionment with American policies led to his post-war exile in Australia

Chickenhawk

Chickenhawk

  • Author: Robert Mason
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101175156
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 496
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A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger. "Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Hump

The Hump

The 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry, in the First Major Battle of the Vietnam War

  • Author: Al Conetto
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786499257
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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Operation Hump, the first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces, took place November 5-9, 1965, in South Vietnam's War Zone D. Known as "The Hump," it would change the nature of the war, escalating it from a hit-and-run guerrilla conflict to a bloody contest between Communist main force units and American commands of battalion size or larger. This memoir of an Operation Hump survivor begins with the sequence of events leading up to the battle, from the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Drawing on official Army documents and the recollections of fellow combatants, the author not only describes the battle in detail but explains the war's basis in fabrications at the highest levels of the U.S. government. His experiences with PTSD after the war and his eventual return to Vietnam in the 1990s are included.

Hal Moore on Leadership

Hal Moore on Leadership

Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Mike Guardia
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781548305109
  • Category: Command of troops
  • Page: 168
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A comprehensive guide to the principles that helped shape Moore's success both on and off the battlefield. They are strategies for the outnumbered, outgunned, and seemingly hopeless. They apply to any leader in any organization - business or military.

A General's Spiritual Journey

A General's Spiritual Journey

  • Author: Hal Moores
  • Publisher: Wild Goose Ministries
  • ISBN: 9780615178714
  • Category: Christian biography
  • Page: 55
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"I just want to be with my God and family --- and my men throughout eternity." Millions were inspired by the stirring, visceral account of Lt. General Hal Moore’s Vietnam War experience, as told in the New York Times #1 bestseller We Were Soldiers Once… And Young. The major motion picture adaptation, We Were Soldiers, was hailed by many as "one of the best war movies ever made." But there is so much more to the story. What forces shaped the character of this great man, one who still calls each of his fallen soldiers by name, who inspires the respect and awe of both his enemies in war and his friends in life? In A General’s Spiritual Journey, Hal Moore opens his heart and soul about the role of faith through his many life experiences. The book is an evocative collection of his memories, as observed and recorded by his friend and "driver." From his childhood in Kentucky, through West Point, to the bloody battlefields of Korea and Vietnam, in business and family, and into his current days of writing, speaking, and living without his beloved wife, Julia, Hal Moore leaves little doubt as to what he has always valued most in his life – his God. "Hal Moore has redefined heroism; his physical courage, his abilities to train and lead even through danger and desperation are only the beginning of character. He believes a leader’s role is not limited to the battlefield alone: he believes that God has created us to aspire to a different kind of Manhood, a Manhood that extends respect, honor, and compassion to everyone touched by the fires of war: wives, children, parents, siblings, and even those we have met as enemies. His heart is great enough to make Family a matter of choice. I am privileged to call myself a member of Hal Moore’s Chosen Family, and I aspire to live up to that gift." Randall Wallace, director of We Were Soldiers Upon graduating from West Point, Hal Moore chose to spend several days of retreat at the Abby of Gethsemani in Kentucky, to prepare himself spiritually for the challenge of commanding troops in Vietnam. A General’s Spiritual Journey is filled with snapshots of the remarkable experiences that resulted from this attitude of consecration—his wartime decisions not to attack Buddhist temples, his reunion with former enemy commanders in Vietnam, the deep bond he formed with his We Were Soldiers family. This treatise is about the different journeys we all walk and the immeasurable influence that is possible for each person whose actions are determined by an unbending devotion to Christ.

Seven Firefights in Vietnam

Seven Firefights in Vietnam

  • Author: John A. Cash,John Albright,Allan W. Sandstrum
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486146545
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Based on official army records, these eyewitness accounts offer a brief history of the Vietnam conflict from 1965 to 1968, conveying the heroism and horror of warfare.

The Forgotten Soldier

The Forgotten Soldier

  • Author: Guy Sajer
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1574882856
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 465
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The illustrated edition of the classic German WWII autobiography

We Were Soldiers Too

We Were Soldiers Too

Serving as a Reagan soldier during the Cold War

  • Author: Bob Kern
  • Publisher: Bob Kern
  • ISBN: 1508645299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 156
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Finalist for Book of the Year Military Autobiography in 2015 A GRIPPING, TRUE STORY TOLD FROM THE FRONT LINES AS THE WORLD FACED THE POSSIBILITY OF NUCLEAR WAR This is a personal account of military service and the historical events that were happening during President Reagan's time in office as the world faced the possibility of nuclear war. The author was in the US Army from November 1980 until March 1988 which coincided with President Reagan's time in office. He quickly went from a naive seventeen year old boy to a dedicated die hard soldier ready to sacrifice his life for his country. An assignment that likely would have been at Ground Zero of a nuclear war. On the verge of World War 3 and nuclear war, "We Were Soldiers Too" is about the difficult job of serving in the infantry during a very critical time of the Cold War. Serving as the first line of defense for a Soviet invasion in Germany, he found himself assigned the responsibility of defending an area in the Fulda Gap with only one objective, to hold the advancing Soviets until reinforcements arrived. Read what other veterans think of "We Were Soldiers Too" "An excellent illustration of the lives and sacrifices of our Cold War enlisted service members. I recommend it to all. It brings back memories of those days and what we did during that era." Edward A. Chesky "I highly recommend this for anyone to read, especially for anyone that has served this great Nation. I suspect that my fellow Cold War Veterans will be able to relate to a lot of what this author writes about." Tracy A Stephens "An excellent book about those men who served during the Cold War. Excellent insight into how the Army prepared for a possible Soviet invasion. I highly recommend this book." Gary E. Earls "I too am a Cold War Reagan Soldier and I Enjoyed this Book very much. I think Bob did a great job by putting in writing how we all feel. We were highly Trained and Ready to meet any Challenge and Subdue any Threat. We were part of the Strongest Army in the history of the United States. We were and Still are Soldiers. I am Proud to have served with such fine members of the Military." Curtis Nazelrod Scroll up and grab a copy today!

A Journey

A Journey

My Political Life

  • Author: Tony Blair
  • Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
  • ISBN: 0307398218
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 784
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In this remarkably gripping memoir, one of the most dynamic and controversial leaders of modern times gives us a firsthand account of his years in office and beyond. Here, for the first time, Tony Blair recounts his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana's death to the war on terror. With rare honesty and courage, he recounts the belief in ethical intervention that led to his decision to go to war in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and, most controversial of all, Iraq. Filled with fascinating revelations about Blair's close friendship with the Clinton family, his admiration for George W. Bush, and his relationship with Barack Obama, A Journey is a must-read political memoir, providing an unprecedented glimpse into Tony Blair's experiences as Prime Minister, through his own eyes. In his expansive new introduction, Tony Blair discusses his vision of a future based on open-mindedness, yet fully couched in the complex realities of our times.

House to House

House to House

A Tale of Modern War

  • Author: David Bellavia
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471105873
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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On 8 November 2004, the largest battle of the War on Terror began, with the US Army's assault on Fallujah and its network of tens of thousands of insurgents hiding in fortified bunkers, on rooftops, and inside booby-trapped houses. For Sgt. David Bellavia of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, it quickly turned into a battle on foot, from street to street and house to house. On the second day, he and his men laid siege to a mosque, only to be driven to a rooftop and surrounded, before heavy artillery could smash through to rescue them. By the third day, Bellavia charges an insurgent-filled house and finds himself trapped with six enemy fighters. One by one, he shoots, wrestles, stabs, and kills five of them, until his men arrive to take care of the final target. It is one of the most hair-raising battle stories of any age -- yet it does not spell the end of Bellavia's service. It would take serveral more weeks before the Battle of Fallujah finally came to a close, with Bellavia, miraculously, alive. In the words of the author: "HOUSE TO HOUSE holds nothing back. It is a raw, gritty look at killing and combat and how men react to it. It is gut-wrenching, shocking and brutal. It is honest. It is not a glorification of war. Yet it will not shy from acknowledging this: sometimes it takes something as terrible as war for the full beauty of the human spirit to emerge."

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

  • Author: Frederick Downs
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393076066
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide, May 1965 to October 1966 (Paperback)

Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide, May 1965 to October 1966 (Paperback)

  • Author: John M. Carland
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160873102
  • Category:
  • Page: 410
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The Once-And-For-All Truth About Sickness and Healing

The Once-And-For-All Truth About Sickness and Healing

Separating Bad Doctrine from Good People, and Leading Those People into the Fullness of Their Inheritance in the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

  • Author: Ron Craig
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465327150
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 241
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Of more than twenty book titles the Lord has placed upon my heart to write, this is the third. The Body of Christ is in dire need of the message of each and every book, this one being the most timely. Many influential Christians are being taken out by sickness on a regular basis; therefore something must be amiss in todays church. The shortfall is evidently in the modern believers lack of true biblical knowledge of the sickness and healing subject. This book fills in a multitude of gaps in the Christians understanding of one of Satans most subtle weapons. To my knowledge, no other book on the market contains the revelation found in this work. It will absolutely revolutionize your life!

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • Author: Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0307237818
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade, and ideas. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols’ “Great Taboo”—Genghis Khan’s homeland and forbidden burial site—tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world. Fighting his way to power on the remote steppes of Mongolia, Genghis Khan developed revolutionary military strategies and weaponry that emphasized rapid attack and siege warfare, which he then brilliantly used to overwhelm opposing armies in Asia, break the back of the Islamic world, and render the armored knights of Europe obsolete. Under Genghis Khan, the Mongol army never numbered more than 100,000 warriors, yet it subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans conquered in four hundred. With an empire that stretched from Siberia to India, from Vietnam to Hungary, and from Korea to the Balkans, the Mongols dramatically redrew the map of the globe, connecting disparate kingdoms into a new world order. But contrary to popular wisdom, Weatherford reveals that the Mongols were not just masters of conquest, but possessed a genius for progressive and benevolent rule. On every level and from any perspective, the scale and scope of Genghis Khan’s accomplishments challenge the limits of imagination. Genghis Khan was an innovative leader, the first ruler in many conquered countries to put the power of law above his own power, encourage religious freedom, create public schools, grant diplomatic immunity, abolish torture, and institute free trade. The trade routes he created became lucrative pathways for commerce, but also for ideas, technologies, and expertise that transformed the way people lived. The Mongols introduced the first international paper currency and postal system and developed and spread revolutionary technologies like printing, the cannon, compass, and abacus. They took local foods and products like lemons, carrots, noodles, tea, rugs, playing cards, and pants and turned them into staples of life around the world. The Mongols were the architects of a new way of life at a pivotal time in history. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed. This dazzling work of revisionist history doesn’t just paint an unprecedented portrait of a great leader and his legacy, but challenges us to reconsider how the modern world was made. From the Hardcover edition.