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MEDAL OF HONOR: A Vietnam Warrior's Story
Roy P. Benavidez, John R. Craig

Brassey's, 1995

The book "every American should read" (Vietnam) now available in trade paperback. Here is the powerful story of one man's fight against bigotry, paralysis and his war enemy that led to the Medal of Honor.From migrant farm-worker and middle-school dropout to recipient of his country's highest award for bravery, Roy Benavidez demonstrated the courage and fortitude of an American hero. The half-Yaqui Indian, half-Mexican orphan fought his way out ...
  
  











  



  
Supersonic Flight
Richard Hallion

Brassey's UK, 1997

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight, this edition includes a new introduction and new photographs. The book is a history of the struggle to break the sound barrier. Starting with an introduction co-written by astronaut Michael Collins and a prologue relating the fatal attempt by Britain's Geoffrey de Havilland to break the sound barrier in 1946, the book describes: the basic problems of ...
  
  











  



  
Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea
John R. Bruning

Brassey's Inc, 1999

Based, in part, on recently revealed interviews with Soviet pilots, this account examines 20 of the most interesting aerial actions of the Korean War - a war which was the proving ground for a new generation of tactics and technology.
  
  











  



  
The Water is Never Cold: The Origins of U.S. Naval Combat Demolition Units, UDTs, and Seals
James Douglas O'Dell

Brassey's UK Ltd, 2000

The Water Is Never Cold is a groundbreaking study of the birth of the U.S. Navy's combat demolition teams. Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), little-known predecessors of the Navy SEALs, played a crucial role in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II. As the vanguard for amphibious assaults, they were tasked with beach reconnaissance, depth sounding, and clearing obstacles, mines, and ...
  
  











  



  
Couture Bridalwear: Pattern Layout and Design
Margot Arendse

Brassey's, 2000

A comprehensive guide to creating couture bridalwear, including dresses, trains, veils, head dresses, and the use of decorative techniques.
  
  











  



  
Everybody Had His Own Gringo: The CIA and the Contras
Glenn Garvin

Brassey's Inc, 1992

The Reagan administration spent eight years and a vast amount of money backing the Contras in their bid to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. Although the Sandinistas eventually were ousted, it was by the ballot box and not the M-16, for by that time the Contras had ceased to be a viable force. What caused their untimely demise? Some of the fault lies with the Contras themselves, but in this account of villainy, courage, ...
  
  











  



  
Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 August 1943
James Dugan, Carroll Stewart

Brassey's Inc, 1998

This is a reconstruction of the controversial mission in which, on 1 August 1943, an enormous armada of American B-24 Liberator bombers roared at nearly treetop level across the peaceful farms and villages of Romania. Their target: "The taproot of German might," Hitler's giant oil refineries of Ploesti. Hundreds of airmen volunteered for the mission despite warnings that half might not return. In 30 minutes, five men won the Medal of Honour.
  
  











  



  
China Pilot: Flying for Chiang and Chennault
Felix Smith

Brassey's Inc, 1995

At the end of World War II, young American pilot Felix Smith had to choose between returning home to a job with a commercial airline and remaining in Asia. Life in the Midwest, however, could not compete with the seductive mystique of China, so Smith chose to stay, becoming one of the first pilots to fly for General Clair Chennault's Civil Air Transport (CAT). Chennault, famous as the founder of the mercenary organization, dubbed as the "Flying ...
  
  











  



  
Yellow Ribbon: The Secret Journal of Bruce Laingen
L. Bruce Laingen

Brassey's Inc, 1992

Excerpts from Bruce Laingen's Secret Journal and Letters: . DAY 13, November 16, 1979--I am sick at heart, but I remain an optimist, too, confident that human decency will ultimately prevail. Then we will have a long, long time in which to reflect on this tragedy... DAY 50, December 23, 1979--The whole thing is unconscionable...that a government that professes to be guided by spiritual considerations should demonstrate such cruelty and ...
  
  











  



  
Glory Enough for All : Sheridan's Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station
Eric J. Wittenberg

Brassey's Inc, 2001

Provides a detailed strategic analysis of this pivotal Civil War cavalry battle; Challenges the prevailing assessment of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan; Contains more than fifty photographs and illustrations; Glory Enough For All is the groundbreaking story of the Civil War cavalry battle that took place at Trevilian Station, Virginia, in June 1864, as well as the ordeal of Sheridan's second cavalry raid. After the ferocious fighting at Cold ...
  
  











  



  
Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party
William H. Schmaltz

Brassey's, 1999

George Lincoln Rockwell flew U.S. Navy fighters against the Germans and Japanese during World War II. After the war, he raised a family with his college sweetheart, worked as a commercial artist - and founded the American Nazi Party. By the mid-Sixties, he was a charismatic national political figure. On August 25, 1967, he lay murdered in a laundromat's parking lot. This is the first time the details of Rockwell's bizarre, hate-filled life have ...
  
  











  



  
Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44 (Brassey's Intelligence & ...
Thomas E. Mahl

Brassey's Inc, 1998

- Reveals the widespread use of front groups, agents, and collaborators - Details how British agents manipulated polling data and influenced election campaigns It was a desperate time for England. Faced with the growing prospect of war with Germany in 1939, the British government mounted a massive secret political campaign in the United States to weaken the isolationists, bring America into the war, and then influence U.S. war policy in ...
  
  











  



  
Air Reconnaissance (Brassey's Air Power)
G. Oxlee, Oxlee

Brassey's UK Ltd, 1997

This volume explores the area of reconnaissance, ranging from its early history through to today's detailed tactical requirements. It aims to show how developments in reconnaissance have come to the fore in the recent advances in information technology to make a leading-edge subject in the field of air power. It also looks at latest developments, such as space reconnaissance, space reconnaissance, imagery enhancement and soft copy ...
  
  











  



  
MEDAL OF HONOR: A Vietnam Warrior's Story
Roy P. Benavidez, John R. Craig

Brassey's, 1995

The book "every American should read" (Vietnam) now available in trade paperback. Here is the powerful story of one man's fight against bigotry, paralysis and his war enemy that led to the Medal of Honor.From migrant farm-worker and middle-school dropout to recipient of his country's highest award for bravery, Roy Benavidez demonstrated the courage and fortitude of an American hero. The half-Yaqui Indian, half-Mexican orphan fought his way out ...
  
  











  



  
U-Boats (P)
David Miller

Brassey's Inc, 2002

U-BOATS provides a fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of the development, activities, and fate of known U-boats. Operating mainly in the North Atlantic, they also fought campaigns along the east coast of the United States and in the Mediterranean, the Arctic, the Black Sea, the South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean. You'll discover the tactics, technology, and weapons these vessels used to prey upon Allied warships and unarmed merchantmen ...
  
  











  



  
Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap (Association of the United States Army)
Cecil B. Currey

Brassey's Inc, 1996

Senior General Vo Nguyen Giap was the military leader of the Communist forces during the war against the Japanese, the French and later the Americans in the Viet Nam War. Cunning, determined, a master of logistics and willing to shed the blood of his countrymen, he defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu, one of the great battles of history. Twenty-one years later, the United States suffered an equally bitter loss with the fall of Saigon. Despite ...
  
  











  



  
Revolt of the Admirals: The Fight for Naval Aviation, 1945-50 (Brassey's Five-Star Paperback Series)
Jeffrey G. Barlow

Brassey's Inc, 1998

This study chronicles in detail the historic showdown between the US Air Force and the Navy over the role of carrier aviation in the national security framework of the United States. Drawing from recently declassified documents, this is an examination of the true causes of the revolt.
  
  











  








   



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