๐Ÿ“’ Author : Rusty Bradley
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Bantam
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-06-28
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 304
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780440423454
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Includes a new Afterword by the authors One of the most critical battles of the Afghan War is now revealed as never before. Lions of Kandahar is an inside account from the unique perspective of an active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces commander, an unparalled warrior with multiple deployments to the theater who has only recently returned from combat there. Southern Afghanistan was slipping away. That was clear to then-Captain Rusty Bradley as he began his third tour of duty there in 2006. The Taliban and their allies were infiltrating everywhere, poised to reclaim Kandahar Province, their strategically vital onetime capital. To stop them, the NATO coalition launched Operation Medusa, the largest offensive in its history. The battlefield was the Panjwayi Valley, a densely packed warren of walled compounds that doubled neatly as enemy bunkers, lush orchards, and towering marijuana stands, all laced with treacherous irrigation ditches. A mass exodus of civilians heralded the carnage to come. Dispatched as a diversionary force in support of the main coalition attack, Bradleyโ€™s Special Forces A-team and two others, along with their longtime Afghan Army allies, watched from across the valley as the NATO force was quickly engulfed in a vicious counterattack. Key to relieving it and calling in effective air strikes was possession of a modest patch of high ground called Sperwan Ghar. Bradleyโ€™s small detachment assaulted the hill and, in the midst of a savage and unforgettable firefight, soon learned they were facing nearly a thousand seasoned fightersโ€”from whom they seized an impossible victory. Now Bradley recounts the whole remarkable story as it actually happened. The blistering trek across Afghanistanโ€™s infamous Red Desert. The eerie traces of the elusive Taliban. The close relations with the Afghan people and army, a primary mission focus. Sperwan Ghar itself: unremitting waves of fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades; a targeted truck turned into an inferno; the death trap of a cut-off compound. Most important: the men, Americans and Afghans alikeโ€”the โ€œshakyโ€ medic with nerves of steel and a surgeonโ€™s hands in battle; the tireless sergeant who seems to be everywhere at once; the soft-spoken intelligence officer with laser-sharp insight; the diminutive Afghan commander with a Goliath-sized heart; the cool maverick who risks all to rescue a grievously wounded comradeโ€”each unique, all indelible in their everyday exercise of extraordinary heroism. Praise for Lions of Kandahar โ€œA raw and authentic war story about untamed Green Berets in action.โ€โ€”Dalton Fury, New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden โ€œA powerful and gripping account of a battle that helped shape the war in Afghanistan . . . With crisp writing and page-turning action, Lions of Kandahar is one of the best books written about the conflict.โ€โ€”Mitch Weiss, Pulitzer Prizeโ€“winning investigative journalist and co-author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War โ€œOne of the most important documents to emerge from the war in Afghanistan.โ€โ€”The Seattle Times โ€œPowerful . . . a riveting account of a strategic battle that doesnโ€™t glorify war or focus on heroic deeds . . . Make room on your military bookshelf for Lions of Kandahar.โ€โ€”San Antonio Express-News โ€œBradley takes the reader into battle.โ€โ€”Time From the Trade Paperback edition.


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๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2012
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๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : OSU:32435085379840
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Military art and science

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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Daniel Rodriguez
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-10-07
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 256
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780544365612
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : โ€œHarrowing, heartbreaking, redemptive.โ€ โ€”Sports Illustrated โ€œAn inspiring story of a resilient warrior who knows what it means to keep a promise. โ€œ โ€”Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL and best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist Daniel Rodriguez joined the army just weeks after graduating from high school. Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq and then to Afghanistan. While there, he made a promise to his best friend: โ€œWhen I get out of this shithole, Iโ€™m going to play college football.โ€ Daniel made it out; his friend didnโ€™t. After returning home, Daniel was unemployed and stuck in the clutches of PTSD, but he remembered the promise he had made and resolved to make good on it. When he posted a video online of his grueling training efforts, it went viral overnight. Through a mixture of hope, determination, and the power of the Internet, Daniel earned a spot on the Clemson University football team as a wide receiver. In Rise, Rodriguez tells his powerful storyโ€”a story that will inspire anyone fighting to make their dream a reality. โ€œA compelling story of one manโ€™s quest to overcome the horrors of war through fortitude and determination . . . If youโ€™re seeking a book to inspire you, this one deserves a look.โ€ โ€”San Antonio Express News โ€œLife is designed to beat you down. Daniel shows you how to kick its ass.โ€ โ€”Major Rusty Bradley, U.S. Army (ret.), best-selling author of Lions of Kandahar


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Casey Westenrieder
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2013-09-06
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 247
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781483691855
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Life is a series of stories woven together by choices, and sometimes experiences are put together by sheer chance and circumstance. Outcomes may be exactly as planned, but sometimes there is simply no real way of knowing what youve gotten into. Compelled by an inner conviction to protect and serve their country in a time of war and driven by deliberate decisions to join the fi ght against terrorism in ground-pounding combat as United States Army infantrymen, the soldiers of Third Platoon Charlie Company had no idea exactly what they were getting into and even less where this adventure would take them. Deeply imbedded in the Taliban-infested grape fi elds of the Panjweii District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, the birthplace of the Taliban and less than one hundred miles from the border of Pakistan, follow the dramatic encounters of daily combat where its not about playing soldier. Its about being a warrior . . . a survivor. What We Got Into tells the story about how they live out the choice they made to become infantry combat soldiers. As you read, youll journey with them as they fi nd brotherhood in the face of isolation, courage in the face of fear, and strength in the face of pain and ultimate sacrifi ce. You will renew your appreciation for the fact that freedom is paid for at a high price by those willing to fi ght to protect others . . . those who are willing to foot the bill. This story is a rare look through the insiders eyes at the catastrophic collision of choice, circumstance, and chance that rocked the lives of a whole platoon in the wake of a tragic and highly publicized suicide of one of their own and the unprecedented trials as military justice unfolds for the combatseasoned and highly decorated platoon charged in connection with his death. You will struggle with them as they fi ght to heal from the scars of war; to fi nd and rebuild their lives beyond their calling as soldiers. What will it take for them to reclaim their lives which have been forever changed by a series of stories woven together? Find out the truth of what they really got into. __________________________________________________ What We Got Into is a powerful account, from a soldiers perspective, of the war in Afghanistan against a cowardly enemy that you cannot see. It is brutal, emotional and enlightening. Prepare yourself for how these men fi ght a war where the US is the only ones restricted by any rules. MAJ Rusty Bradley Author, The Lions of Kandahar Westenrieder writes of his dangerous military career and of the soldiers under his command in a style that is unpretentious and unadorned, representative of the young men whose mission, defeating the enemy in the name freedom, is as transparent as it is precise A most readable, informative, and insightful book. Stephen J. Weiss, formerly of the 36th Texas Infantry Division Commandeur, French Legion d Honneur Author, Second Chance "What We Got Into" offers a gritty look into todays warriors as they struggle with the challenges of the modern day battlefi eld. Westenrieder describes an unadulterated and accurate portrayal of todays combat zones like you have never read before. J.R. Salzman, the author of military blog Lumberjack In A Desert at www.jrsalzman.com


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๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1967
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๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015059526684
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Wool industry

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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mark Silinsky
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : ABC-CLIO
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-17
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 263
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780313398988
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : Understand the complexities of the most lethal insurgent group of America's longest warโ€”the Taliban. โ€ข Provides insights from an author with academic training in politics and economics as well as a 30-year defense intelligence community background, including serving as an Army analyst in Afghanistan โ€ข Presents information recently obtained under the Freedom of Information Act โ€ข Analyzes the tribal, religious, political, and international elements of the greater Taliban problem


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Denise Patry Leidy
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Shambhala Publications
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 342
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781590305942
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : More than two hundred photographs most in stunning full colour provide the visual context for this tour of the world of Buddhist art. From the earliest second-century b.c.e. archaeological evidence to the nineteenth century this book showcases the marvelous variety of Buddhist art through the ages, from every country and region where Buddhism has influenced the culture in a significant way, including India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and all the regions of Southeast Asia. Included in the rich variety of forms are architecture and monumental art, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, fresco, brushwork, and textile arts.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Harold Lamb
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-03-04
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 306
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780803226197
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Countless authors have swept us into the exotic east, but few based their tales there. In a time when westerners still spoke publicly about "the white man's burden," Harold Lamb was crafting action-packed stories featuring Arabs, Mongols, and Hindus as heroic, sympathetic, and believable characters: men of honor and integrity ready to lay down their lives for their countries and their comrades.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : British Museum. Dept. of Coins and Medals
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher :
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1887
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 336
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : NYPL:33433066616073
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Coins

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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Annie Coath Dixey
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher :
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1931
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 243
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : UCAL:$B33946
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Dogs

SYNOPSIS : 'The Lion Dog of Peking' is a dissertation, appreciative rather than technical, on the qualities and characteristics of the breed, as shown in Chinese history, literature, and art from the earliest period and in the finest modern examples. It describes the Lion Dog proper, and also the varieties, such as Sun Dog, Sleeve Dogs, the grotesque Fo-lin, etc., and the part played for hundreds of years by these dogs in the elaborate court ceremonies, when they carried the trains of the mandarins' robes; the four thousand eunuchs interested in breeding them; the scrolls painted to illustrate their points; their sacred character, the staffs of servants allotted to them, the superstitions and legends that grew up round them, etc.