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American Soldier: Stories of Special Forces from Grenada to Afghanistan

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Publisher Comments:

During the past two decades, the aims and the nature of war have changed completely. Today, American soldiers on the ground typically operate in small, self-contained units with well-defined goals that require a high degree of training and risk. This book offers a look at the realities of that warfare, and the lives and deaths of the soldiers who fight it. American Soldier draws upon the extensive literature that has emerged in recent years describing episodes of warfare in places ranging from Somalia, Haiti, and Colombia to Afghanistan and Iraq. Mark Bowden in Black Hawk Down gives a gripping blow-by-blow account of action on the ground in Somalia while Martin Stanton, an officer in the first U.S. army unit to arrive, describes the army's "squalid and puzzling little failure" in Somalia on Five Dollars a Day. CIA agent Robert Baer tells of his twenty-plus years in counter-terrorist espionage in the Middle East in See No Evil, Peter Maas reports from Bosnia on the insanity of modern war in Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War, and Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady describes the terror of being shot down in Bosnia.

Book News Annotation:

Twelve previously published and articles and book excerpts chronicle experiences of American special force operatives on shady missions around the world. The pieces range from the celebratory to the thoroughly horrifying and include Tim O'Brien's reflection on coming to terms with Vietnam, Stan Goff's protest memoir of being ordered to aid the forces of dictatorship in Haiti, a recounting of CIA-sponsored terrorist training missions in Libya, and portions of Mark Bowden's book Black Hawk Down.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Hardcastle offers a look at the realities of warfare, and the lives and deaths of the soldiers who fight it. "American Soldier" draws upon the extensive literature that has emerged in recent years describing episodes of warfare in places ranging from Somalia, Haiti, and Colombia to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560254386
Subtitle:
Stories of Special Forces from Iraq to Afghanistan
Editor:
Hardcastle, Nate
Introduction:
Hardcastle, Nate
Editor:
Hardcastle, Nate
Editor:
Editor
Editor:
Hardcastle, Nate; Willis, Clint; *, EDITOR
Editor:
Hardcastle, Nate; Willis, Clint
Author:
Willis, Clint
Author:
Hardcastle, Nate
Introduction:
Hardcastle, Nate
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Special forces
Subject:
HISTORY / Military / United States
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
United States History, Military.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Adrenaline
Series Volume:
RN-0285
Publication Date:
20021028
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW photos
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in 16.50 oz

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , Hardcastle offers a look at the realities of warfare, and the lives and deaths of the soldiers who fight it. "American Soldier" draws upon the extensive literature that has emerged in recent years describing episodes of warfare in places ranging from Somalia, Haiti, and Colombia to Afghanistan and Iraq.
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