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Bullets, Bombs, and Fast Talk: Twenty-five Years of FBI War Stories

Potomac Books Inc., 2008

A desperate gunman holds a planeload of innocent passengers hostage. A heavily armed cult leader refuses to leave his compound, threatening mass suicide by a hundred of his brainwashed followers. A neo-Nazi militant in a cabin hideout keeps federal agents at bay with gunfire. A baby disappears; his only trace is an ominous ransom call to his parents. Prisoners riot, threatening the lives of prison officers and hundreds of other inmates. How do ...
  
  











  



  
Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines, 1945-2001

Potomac Books Inc., 2003

Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary’s homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear deterrent of the Cold War. For both East and West, the modern submarine originated in German ...
  
  











  



  
100 Missions North: A Fighter Pilot's Story of the Vietnam War

Potomac Books Inc., 2003

In 100 Missions North , Ken Bell recounts the harrowing sorties that he and his comrades flew in F-105 Thunderchiefs, the famous "Thud", in 1966-67, when pilots faced a 50 percent loss rate. What was it like to face these odds day after day? We learn that men sustained by faith in each other and joined by the unique bonds of combat can overcome anxiety, fear, and even terror to achieve common goals.
  
  











  



  
Tennis Confidential: Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies

Potomac Books Inc., 2003

In this outstanding collection of essays and interviews, Paul Fein takes the reader into the world of the pro tennis tour with inside scoops about the game’s greatest stars, past and present. Tennis Confidential includes interviews with such all-time greats as Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Arthur Ashe, and Jimmy Connors along with essays about the careers of other stars like Andre Agassi, the Williams sisters, Jennifer Capriati, and Anna ...
  
  











  



  
No Stone Unturned: A Father's Memoir of His Son's Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury
Joel Goldstein

Potomac Books Inc., 2012

Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. No Stone Unturned is the saga of Bart’s struggle to regain his life. Told from his father’s point of view, the book chronicles the family’s ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart’s life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months. Considering every possibility in their search for remedies to Bart’s catastrophic injuries, ...
  
  











  



  
Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam

Potomac Books Inc., 2005

On August 5, 1964, while Lt. (jg) Everett Alvarez was flying a retaliatory air strike against naval targets in North Vietnam, antiaircraft fire crippled his A-4 fighter-bomber, forcing him to eject over water at low altitude. Alvarez relates the engrossing tale of his capture by fishermen, brutal treatment by the North Vietnamese, physical and mental endurance, and triumphant repatriation nearly nine years later in 1973. Alvarez spent more time ...
  
  











  



  
Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition
Tom Wolfe

Potomac Books Inc., 2011

After completing military service, veterans can have a difficult time finding employment upon returning to civilian life. Out of Uniform is designed to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty. Although all service members share many common denominators, each individual brings something unique to the job market. The parameters of the search may vary, ...
  
  











  



  
Help! I'm a Military Spouse--I Get a Life Too!: How to Craft a Life for You As You Move With the Military, ...
Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer

Potomac Books Inc., 2007

Help! I'm a Military Spouse is not a book about being the perfect military spouse. And it's not about rebelling against military life. It's about creatively taking advantage of the military life's opportunities to fulfill one's own dreams. Military lifestyle columnists, workshop presenters and longtime military spouses themselves, Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer show how to tap into the richness and possibilities of a life with the military. ...
  
  











  



  
The Gulf Between Us: Love and Survival in Desert Storm (Memories of War)
Cliff Acree, Cynthia B. Acree

Potomac Books Inc., 2003

When Col. Cliff Acree was shot down and captured on the second day of the Gulf War, Cynthia Acree began her own form of captivity at the center of an international media storm. This compelling memoir provides two very different perspectives of the war.
  
  











  



  
Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey From Poverty and Prejudice (Memories of War)
Roy P. Benavidez, John R. Craig

Potomac Books Inc., 2005

Half-Hispanic, half-Yaqui Indian, and an orphan, Roy Benavidez fought his way out of poverty and bigotry to serve with the U.S. Army’s elite—the Airborne and the Special Forces. Seriously wounded in Vietnam, he was told he would never walk again. Benavidez not only conquered his disability but demanded to return to combat. On his second tour, when twelve of his comrades on a secret CIA mission in Cambodia were surrounded by hundreds of ...
  
  











  



  
Tempered Steel: The Three Wars of Triple Air Force Cross Winner Jim Kasler
Perry D. Luckett, Charles L. Byler

Potomac Books Inc., 2006

Perry Luckett and Charles Byler have written the first biography of Col. James Kasler, who is the only three-time recipient of the Air Force Cross, the second highest medal for wartime valor. Kasler served as an eighteen-year-old B-29 tail gunner in World War II, became a legendary jet ace in Korea, and was so famous in Vietnam that he was known by name in the White House. Major General Hoyt Vandenberg put Kasler, along with Chuck Yeager and ...
  
  











  



  
The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond: The 95th Bomb Group in War and Peace
Rob Morris

Potomac Books Inc., 2012

The 95th Bomb Group (Heavy), the most highly decorated bomb group of World War II, participated in every major mission of the war in Europe from May 1943 through the war’s end and was awarded an unprecedented three Presidential Unit Citations. Flying the celebrated B-17 Flying Fortress, the 95th was the first U.S. bomb group to bomb Berlin—a feat that put it on the centerfold of Life magazine—and the last group to lose a plane over Europe ...
  
  











  



  
Withdrawing Under Fire: Lessons Learned from Islamist Insurgencies

Potomac Books Inc., 2011

The post-9/11 world has witnessed a rebirth of irregular and asymmetrical warfare, which, in turn, has led to an increase in conflicts between conventional armies and non-state armed groups. In their haste to respond to the threat from insurgencies, nations often fail to plan effectively not only for combat operations but also for withdrawal, which is inevitable, win or lose. In order to answer the question of how to withdraw from engagement ...
  
  











  



  
The Flying Greek: An Immigrant Fighter Ace's WWII Odyssey with the RAF, USAAF, and French Resistance
Col. Steve N. Pisanos USAF (Ret.)

Potomac Books Inc., 2008

Steve N. Pisanos’s The Flying Greek is both the classic tale of an immigrant’s bond with America and an aerial adventure. When young Pisanos arrived in the U.S. in 1938, he worked, studied English, and learned to fly. He earned a private pilot’s license in 1941, and soon after Germany invaded Greece, he volunteered for the embattled British Royal Air Force. He served with the 268 and 71 Eagle Squadrons. The 71 Eagle Squadron was one of ...
  
  











  



  
Endless Enemies: Inside FBI Counterterrorism

Potomac Books Inc., 2011

FBI operative Raymond W. Holcomb’s assignments took him across America, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Africa, and involved espionage, counter narcotics, Mafia takedowns, national security, Special Weapons and Tactics, and much more. He and his men captured the terrorists behind the 1993 assault on the World Trade Center, investigated the bombings of U.S. embassies, and pursued the killers of the seventeen American sailors who died in the ...
  
  











  



  
Whiskey Women

Potomac Books Inc., 2013

Shortly after graduating from University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth “Bessie” Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky. After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over the prestigious company ...
  
  











  



  
Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar

Potomac Books Inc., 2006

Bernard Fall wrote the classics Street Without Joy and Hell in a Very Small Place , which detailed the French experience in Vietnam. One of the first (and the best-informed) Western observers to say that the United States could not win there either, he was killed in Vietnam in 1967 while accompanying a Marine platoon. Written by his widow Dorothy, Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar tells the story of this courageous and ...
  
  











  



  
War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare
Robert Taber

Potomac Books Inc., 2002

“The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog’s disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with.” With these words, Robert Taber began a revolution in conventional military thought that has dramatically impacted the way armed conflicts have been fought since the book’s initial publication in 1965. Whether ideological, nationalistic, or religious, all ...
  
  











  








   



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