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Rattler One Seven

Author : Chuck Gross
ISBN : 9781574412215
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rattler One-Seven puts you in the helicopter seat, to see the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an inexperienced pilot as he transforms himself into a seasoned combat veteran. At the age of twenty, Chuck Gross spent his 1970?71 tour with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company flying UH-1 Huey helicopters. He inserted special operations teams into Laos and participated in Lam Son 719, a misbegotten attempt to assault and cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail, during which his helicopter was shot down and he was stranded in the field.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wisconsin S 37

Author : Erin Miller
ISBN : 9781476631615
Genre : History
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 The signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973 signified the end of the Vietnam War. American personnel returned home and the 591 American prisoners held captive in North Vietnam were released. Still, 2,646 individuals did not come home. Thirty-seven of those missing in action were from Wisconsin. Their names appear on the largest object—a motorcycle (now part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection)—ever left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Using the recollections of the soldiers’ families, friends and fellow servicemen, the author tells the story of each man’s life.
Category: History

Exiting Vietnam

Author : Michael A. Eggleston
ISBN : 9780786477722
Genre : History
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Although the Paris Peace Accords ended direct United States military involvement in Vietnam on January 27, 1973, the process of withdrawal lasted over three years. This illuminating volume chronicles this withdrawal, its background, and its impact through a combination of official history and first-person accounts from key players at every level. Brief historical narratives join recollections from U.S. servicemen and support staff, North and South Vietnamese soldiers, and such notable figures as Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig and Richard Nixon to reveal the human story behind the history. A biographical dictionary summarizes the lives of important individuals, a glossary presents unusual terms and acronyms, and an appendix analyzes the war casualties under each U.S. president.
Category: History

Bone Rattler

Author : Eliot Pattison
ISBN : 9781582439549
Genre : Fiction
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In a novel rich in historical detail, acclaimed author Eliot Pattison reconsiders the founding of America and explores how disenfranchised people of any age and place struggle to find justice, how conflicting cultures can be reconciled through compassion and tolerance, and ultimately how the natural world has its own morality. Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. A strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War. Duncan is indentured to the British Lord Ramsey, whose estate in the uncharted New York woodlands is a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring factions are engaged in physical, psychological, and spiritual battle. Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties, Duncan, the exiled chief of his near-extinct Scottish clan, finds that sometimes justice cannot be reached unless the cultures and spirits of those involved are appeased.
Category: Fiction

Little Britches And The Rattlers

Author : Eric A. Kimmel
ISBN : 0761454322
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As Little Britches, in her best attire, starts for the rodeo in town, she is waylaid by several rattlesnakes wanting to do her harm, but with some quick thinking she finds a way to outsmart them all.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Brick And Clay Record

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ISBN : NYPL:33433090805122
Genre : Clay industries
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Author : Barry Andrew Chambers
ISBN : 9780786024674
Genre : Fiction
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He's Not Your Ordinary Frontier Hero. Then Again, He's Not Supposed To Be. . . Randall Foster was a young school teacher who got dragged into a deadly clash of clans. When the dust settled, the teacher was hand-picked by a covert government agency called The Service. Proving himself in a secret training program, Randall Foster soon has a new career, a code name "Rattler," and a stubborn horse who does everything except obey. In a mild-mannered disguise, Rattler comes to Clearview, Kansas, in search of a depraved killer using the name Featherston--and walks straight into the ruthless killer's crosshairs. People are getting slaughtered in cold blood, two other Service agents are already in deep, and Rattler's cover is wearing thin. Now, amidst corruption, murder and betrayal, Rattler must turn from secret agent to bold-faced fighter--against an enemy with more cunning than anyone can possibly know. . . "Rattler is loaded with action, humor, and the unexpected--Barry Chambers is a new star in Western fiction." --A.J. Fenady, Award-winning author of Chisum
Category: Fiction

Seal Team Seven 04 Direct Action

Author : Keith Douglass
ISBN : 9781101558799
Genre : Fiction
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During an attack on a terrorist group in Port Sudan, Lieutenant Blake Murdock and his SEAL team uncover three million dollars in counterfeit currency. When officials link the money to an economic terrorism plot on the U.S. currency system, there is only one solution—infiltrate and terminate. Murdock and his SEALs have their marching orders: destroy the Lebanese warehouse that’s producing the fake cash. But there’s one minor problem. The warehouse is teeming with well-armed terrorists who would like nothing more than to take on Navy SEALs.
Category: Fiction

Handling Serpents

Author : Jimmy Morrow
ISBN : 086554848X
Genre : History
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"Jimmy Morrow, a pastor and serpent handler for over a quarter of a century, explores the history of serpent handling from a variety of sources, including his extensive familiarity with families whose roots are deep in Appalachia. As a native Appalachian, Jimmy has access to histories unavailable to outsiders. While not formally trained as a historian, Jimmy's own narrative of the Jesus' Name tradition is a unique contribution to not only Appalachian studies but to the history of what many have prematurely thought to be a tradition whose obituary is soon to be written." "Jimmy's astounding photographs and his keen insight into the power of this tradition that he proudly upholds suggests that, while unlikely ever to be a dominant form of religious expression, it will continue as perhaps America's most unique form of religion that persists in Appalachia despite laws against the practice of handling serpents." "This is an extraordinary personal account of a unique form of religious devotion and dedication. It will be of interest to anyone interested in Appalachian culture or religion in the South."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History