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Beschloss, Michael R.

Summary: Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory, and seized greater power for themselves. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, we see these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 Beschloss 2018

Summary: Today, America has nearly eighteen million living military veterans, from the Greatest Generation to men and women coming home from recent tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. They join the now-silent ranks of American veterans reaching back to our earliest conflict, the Revolutionary War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 355 PBS

Kyle, Chris

Summary: Chris Kyle tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a SEAL. He uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 623.442 Kyle

Scahill, Jeremy.

Summary: Presents an expos of secret war programs being conducted behind the scenes of the War on Terror, revealing the human consequences of night raids, drone strikes, and other unofficial "dirty-war" tactics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.009 Schah

Brands, H. W.

Summary: What causes people to forsake their country and take arms against it? George Washington in the 1770s stood at the apex of Virginia society. Benjamin Franklin was more successful still, having risen from humble origins to world fame. John Adams revered the law. Yet all three men became rebels against the British Empire that fostered their success. Others in the same circle of family and friends...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 Brands

Coll, Steve

Summary: "Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11. Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.10 COLL 2018

Leckie, Robert.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Castle Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 Leckie 2020

Griffin, W. E. B.

Summary: Two marines trapped on a small Coastwatcher island while reporting on Japanese air activity must rely for their survival on the special rescue team that has been assembled to save them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jove Books 1993

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: PBK FIC Griff

Ricks, Thomas E.

Contents: Containment -- A bad ending -- Containment and its discontents -- This changes everything: the aftermath of 9/11 -- The war of words -- The run-up -- The silence of the lambs -- Into Iraq -- Winning a battle -- How to create an insurgency (I) -- How to create an insurgency (II) -- The CPA: "can't produce anything" -- Getting tough -- The descent into abuse -- The long term -- "The Army of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 Rick

Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.021 ELLS 2017

Hylton, Wil S.

Summary: " From a mesmerizing storyteller, the gripping search for a missing World War II crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy. On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For more than sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen, and a maverick team of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.542 Hylton

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.918 Brands

Dolin, Eric Jay

Summary: "The best-selling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters reclaims the daring freelance sailors who proved essential to the winning of the Revolutionary War. The heroic story of the founding of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution has been told before, yet missing from most maritime histories of America's first war is the ragtag fleet of private vessels, from 20-foot whaleboats to 40-cannon...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2022

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Meltzer, Brad

Summary: In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 973.4 Meltzer

Wallace, Chris

Summary: A Fox News Sunday anchor and a Pulitzer Prize-winning AP investigative journalist present a behind-the-scenes account of the secret meetings, global events, leadership decisions, and civilian realities that led to the Hiroshima bombing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 Wallace 2020

Prince, Erik

Contents: My father's son -- The great dismal swamp -- Columbine, the Cole, and cancer -- The rise of Blackwater -- Inherently traditional -- Bremer and the business model -- The expansion plan -- Fallujah -- Blackwater versus the Mahdi Army -- The rules of the road -- Character counts -- The Fallujah families -- Nisour Square -- Cold and timid souls -- A nightmare and a miracle -- The downfall -- The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.35 Prince

Robertson, James I.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.784 Rob

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Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.742 Time

Irish, Aarol William

Summary: "On May 26, 2006, one month and one day after her father's death, Teresa Irish raised the lid on the Army trunk that had resided in the family home her entire life. There, nestled in row after row, were her dad's nearly 1,000 handwritten letters from World War II. Carefully tucked away and visited only by him over the course of six decades, the letters were postmarked from November, 1942 to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5421 Irish

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