books by Brassey's
Wake Island Pilot: A World War II Memoir
John F. Kinney
James M. McCaffrey
Brassey's Inc, 1995
Days after Pearl Harbour, the Japanese struck the small US garrison on Wake Island. As the primary maintenance officer when not in the air fighting the Japanese, young pilot John F. Kinney used all his ingenuity to oversee the cannibalization of crippled planes. His heroic effort helped enable the desperate Marine and Navy defenders to hold out for an incredible two weeks. After the island's inevitable surrender, Kinney was a Japanese prisoner ...
Vessel of Sadness (Brassey's Commemorative Series, Wwii)
Brassey's Inc, 1996
A blend of history, fiction, poetry, and journalism set against the WWII battle of Anzio.
100 MISSIONS NORTH.
Kenneth H. Bell.
Lifeboat Sailors: Disasters, rescues, and the Perilous Future of the Coast Guard's Small Boat Stations
Dennis L. Noble
Brassey's US, 2000
Retired coast guard Dennis Noble travelled from unit to unit documenting stories from past and present regarding rescues, training, policies and equipment.
Charles Dahlgren of Natchez: The Civil War and Dynastic Decline
Brassey's Inc, 2002
-- Chronicles the life of an ambitious Pennsylvanian who fought for the Confederacy Biographer Herschel Gower eloquently traces the rise of Charles Dahlgren, brother of the famous Union admiral John A. Dahlgren, to social prominence in the pre-Civil War South. In search of glory, Dahlgren established himself in Natchez, Mississippi; married an heiress; started a family; and prospered. When Mississippi seceded from the Union, he defended his ...
Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times (Association of the United States Army)
Brassey's Inc, 1998
He has been called the greatest American general since U.S. Grant (by Sir Robert Thompson) and the world's champion tank commander (by Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.). Yet the general public knows relatively little about this man who, for more than four decades, in three wars and in peacetime, demonstrated the skill, courage, integrity, and compassion that made him a legend in his profession. In Thunderbolt, Lewis Sorley brings us the definitive ...
A Chain of Events: The Government Cover-up of the Black Hawk Incident and the Friendly Fire Death of Lt. ...
Joan L. Piper
Brassey's Inc, 2000
In April, 1994, two US air force jets encountered two US army Black Hawk helicopters, misidentified the helicopters and shot them down. One victim was officer Laura Piper. This is the story of her family's battle with government bureaucracies for accountability.
Record Breakers of the North Atlantic: Blue Riband Liners 1838-1952
Brassey's Inc, 2002
-- Beautifully presented, with 50 color illustrations and 120 black-and-white photos -- Written by the preeminent authority on the great age of transatlantic travel The Blue Riband, a mythical trophy for the fastest transatlantic crossing, has fascinated the public for almost 200 years. Although the race never officially existed, the battle for the Blue Riband was real. Five nations -- England, the United States, Germany, Italy, and France -- ...
DIEN BIEN PHU: (Battles in Focus)
David Stone (Liet Colonel)
Brassey's UK, 2004
The French strategy of seeking to establish a fortified base across the Viet Minh's route to and from Laos provoked an awesome struggle that lasted from November 1953 to May 1954. During this time Dien Bien Phu, surrounded by 2000ft hills and thus difficult to re-supply by air as the French had intended, became the scene of fearful contests between the locally savvy men of General Giap and the hapless French forces who, losing one strongpoint ...
B-17s Over Berlin (P) (World War II Commemorative)
Brassey's Inc, 1995
This true story of the European bomber war is told by the combatants themselves and by the sometimes bemused English villagers who came to love "their Yanks". The book focuses on the 95th Bomb Group (H), the first American unit to strike Berlin in a daylight raid and winner of three Presidential Distinguished Unit citations. Its personal stories chronicle furious air combat, fiery crashes, captures, escapes and friendships forged for life. ...
Aircraft Down!: Evading Capture in Wwii Europe
Philip D. Caine
Brassey's Inc, 1997
This work recounts stories of six evasion adventures set in Holland, France, Spain, Italy, Albania and Greece which took place during World War II, between 1941 and 1945. In 1944 alone, nearly 30,000 American airmen survived bailing out of, or crash landing, their aircraft in Europe. Most were captured, but others managed to evade their pursuers. The book is based on interviews with the airmen and Europeans who helped them at the risk of their ...
Russian Sideshow: America's Undeclared War, 1918-1920
Robert L. Willett
Brassey's, Inc., 2003
In July 1918, as the carnage of World War I continued, President Woodrow Wilson deployed U.S. troops to join other Allied forces in civil war-ravaged Russia. Ostensibly a mission to guard czarist military supplies and the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the true purpose of the Allied intervention was to help topple the nascent Bolshevik government. Dispatched to some of the most remote regions of the Russian wilderness-from the frigid port city of ...
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