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Baddest Troop Alive

Author : Steve Hauser
ISBN : 9781626752863
Genre : Drama
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“Get whitey!” they chanted marching toward their Redwoods campsite in the dimming light of dusk, wielding clubs and rocks. They were Troop 1135, mostly African-American inner city Boy Scouts. Whitey was their scoutmaster. Was this for real? It sure looked like it. In 1968, just three years after the Watts Riot, 21-year-old UCLA student Steve Hauser started Troop 1135 in the heart of the riot area of South Central Los Angeles. What began as a ragtag mix of boys with a penchant for disruptive antics and racial distrust, evolved into a cohesive Boy Scout troop – a vehicle for fun and character development. Baddest Troop Alive is the story of inner city Boy Scouts and their young naïve white scoutmaster. Former scouts’ share thoughts about their experiences and what they did with what they learned when they grew up. It is a personal story of growth, both in the boys and in their white leader, within the larger story of the civil rights movement.

The Vietnam War Why

Author : M. Sivaram
ISBN : 9781462912872
Genre : History
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"In Vietnam, the newsman is reporting a strange, baffling, frontless war—and an even stranger, more baffling, faceless political scene" writes M. Sivaram. In a factual, objective, straight-from-the-shoulder report he analyzes one of the most frustrating wars in history—and answers the question "Why?" The author, an Indian journalist who has covered such world trouble-spots as Korea, Suez, Malaya, and Laos, found Vietnam his most challenging assignment since the war. He describes the rise to power of North Vietnam's Ho Chih Minh—the most important, yet least known, war leader. He sketches the history of Vietnam from its earliest days, through its years as a French colony to today. He traces the history of the Diem family, its period of almost unlimited power, and its sudden fall. He takes his readers through the bewildering maze of coups and counter-coups which have devilled the government of South Vietnam and he shows the country-people of South Vietnam living in the constant shadow of war and death. This report on Vietnam is a clear, balanced and vivid picture of a country at war with itself, and of two rival ideologies—capitalism and communism—fighting for control in a struggle that could well decide the future of all Asia.

Seals Strategic Warfare Operation No Man S Land

Author : Mike Martell
ISBN : 9780062291318
Genre : Fiction
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A mission to the dirtiest of little wars The Briefing: Six SEALs have a covert meet with their CIA contact in the middle of a D.C. slum. Twenty-four hours later, they're parachuting into Kosovo. The Preparations: Everything is top secret, strictly "need-to-know." The weapons are already stowed when the warriors board the plane. And their first op is outlined in detail only moments before they leap out into the darkness. The Plan: To help bring a nasty genocidal war to a permanent end, by any means possible. The Mission: Rescue a downed U.S. flier. Cut off a massive drugs-for-guns deal. Find the one Serbian leader who is blocking the peace process--and take him off the board. But someone on their own side is blowing the SEALs cover. And a successful escape may impossible.

Kill Anything That Moves

Author : Nick Turse
ISBN : 9780805095470
Genre : History
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Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves." Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves takes us from archives filled with Washington's long-suppressed war crime investigations to the rural Vietnamese hamlets that bore the brunt of the war; from boot camps where young American soldiers learned to hate all Vietnamese to bloodthirsty campaigns like Operation Speedy Express, in which a general obsessed with body counts led soldiers to commit what one participant called "a My Lai a month." Thousands of Vietnam books later, Kill Anything That Moves, devastating and definitive, finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts Americans to this day.

Medal Of Honor

Author : Roy P. Benavidez
ISBN : 0028810988
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces describes his experiences during two tours of duty in Vietnam

Popular Science

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113558725
Genre : Science
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The Comedies Histories Tragedies And Poems Of Wm Shakspere

Author : Wm Shakespeare
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000238493
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