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Prodigals

Author : Richard Taylor
ISBN : 1935149865
Genre : History
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During his first tour in Vietnam, Dick Taylor was a well trained and highly motivated He became savvy in a hurry and found that he was both brave and resourceful. He barely survived Tet 1968, then served on an advisory staff. Taylor's second tour was altogether different. This combat memoir is heartfelt, honest, and a little melancholy.
Category: History

Prodigal Soldiers

Author : James Kitfield
ISBN : UOM:39015032272786
Genre : History
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Documenting the transformation of the U.S. military from Vietnam to the Gulf War, a history of a generation of officers examines changes in ideas about war, ending the draft, racial tensions, and integration of women into the ranks. 30,000 first printing.
Category: History

Rhythms Of War

Author : Richard Taylor
ISBN : 1499185030
Genre : Poetry
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There is a certain rhythm to war. Even if you pick up the rhythm and dance in tune, you may not make it to the final number. If you do come out all right, the rhythm stays with you for the rest of your life. Someone said "no one likes rhyming poetry any more." That may be true. But along with rhythm there's rhyme and meter and beat ... as well as bullets. This collection of the author is pulled from his own highly personal experiences in Vietnam, Grenada, the Cold War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. For the most part, the verses rhyme and carry the rhythm of war.
Category: Poetry

Homeward Bound

Author : Richard Taylor
ISBN : 0275983854
Genre : History
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By blending the historical experiences with the psychological and social obstacles faced by American veterans from the Revolutionary War through the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, Taylor chronicles their struggles as they try to realize their dreams when they return home from distant battlefields.
Category: History

Colt Terry Green Beret

Author : Charles D. Patton
ISBN : UOM:39015061438761
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Through one man's career, Colt Terry, Green Beret portrays the birth and development of America's most elite fighting unit."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Military Law Review

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ISBN : OSU:32437011476948
Genre : Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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The Prodigal Daughter

Author : Margaret Gibson
ISBN : 9780826266354
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The 1950s and 1960s were years of shifting values and social changes that did not sit well with many citizens of Richmond, Virginia, and in particular with one conservative family, a staunchly southern mother and father and their two daughters. A powerful evocation of time and place, this memoir—a gifted poet's first book of prose—is the story of an inquisitive and sensitive young woman's coming of age and a deeply moving recounting of her reconciliation later in life with the family she left behind. Returning us to a Cold War world marked by divisions of race, gender, wealth, and class, The Prodigal Daughter is an exploration of difference, the powerful wedge that separates individuals within a social milieu and within a family. Echoing the biblical Prodigal Son, Margaret Gibson's memoir is less concerned with the years of excess away from home than with the seeds of division sown in this family's early years. Hers is the story of a mother proud to be a Lady, a Southerner, and a Christian; of two daughters trapped by their mother's power; and of their father's breakdown under social and family expectations. Slow to rebel, young Margaret finally flees the world of manners and custom—which she deems poor substitutes for right thought and right action in the face of the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War—and abandons her fundamentalist upbringing. In a defiant gesture that proves prophetic, she once signed a postcard home "The Prodigal." After years of being the distant, absent daughter, she finds herself returning home to meet the needs of her stroke-crippled younger sister and her incapacitated parents. In this tale of homecoming and forgiveness, death and dying, Gibson recounts how she overcame her long indifference to a sister she had thought different from herself, recognizing the strengths of the bonds that both hold us and set us free. Interweaving astute social observations on social pressures, race relations, sibling rivalry, adolescent angst, and more, The Prodigal Daughter is a startlingly honest portrayal of one family in one southern city and the story of all too many families across America.
Category: Biography & Autobiography