One Soldier s War

Acclaimed by reviewers around the world, this is a devastating first-person account of war that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat.

Author: Arkady Babchenko

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555848354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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A visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier’s experience in the Chechen wars. In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naïve conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war the constant cold, hunger, exhaustion, filth, and terror and twists it into compelling, haunting, and eerily elegant prose. Acclaimed by reviewers around the world, this is a devastating first-person account of war that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of One Soldier’s War was hailed by Tibor Fisher in The Guardian as “right up there with Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 and Michael Herr’s Dispatches.” Mark Bowden, bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, hailed it as “hypnotic and terrifying” and the book won Russia’s inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write despite, not because of, their life circumstances. “If you haven’t yet learned that war is hell, this memoir by a young Russian recruit in his country’s battle with the breakaway republic of Chechnya, should easily convince you.” —Publishers Weekly
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One Soldier s War in Chechnya

This book collects his recorded memories of this most brutal of guerrilla wars, from New Years celebrations with rifles and condensed milk to the death of fellow soldier Yokovlev, who was `slit open like a tin of meat' by Chechen rebels and ...

Author: Arkady Babchenko

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 1846270405

Category: Chechnia (Russia)

Page: 405

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A vivid, autobiographical account of what life was like for a young soldier in Russia's Chechen wars, Arkady Babchenko provides an unsparing, unsentimental, blackly comic and brutally beautiful account of active duty.
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One Soldier s War

Mr. Koll had a typical infantryman's experience of the war, which he describes, including his feelings and the conflicts between his religion and a soldier's duty.

Author: Ralph J. Koll

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935377434

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 348

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Mr. Koll had a typical infantryman's experience of the war, which he describes, including his feelings and the conflicts between his religion and a soldier's duty.
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ONE SOLDIER S WAR In His Own Words

It is the story of a young soldier who spent his days waiting for marching orders, for direction, for information that would impact his life.

Author: Rita M Boehm

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798567278451

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Page: 178

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One Soldier's War is every soldier's war. PFC Alton Haight's story could have been written by any one of the millions of Allied soldiers who left their families to fight in a war far from home. It is the story of a young soldier who spent his days waiting for marching orders, for direction, for information that would impact his life. As you read Haight's spare and sometimes poignant words, first in letters to his mother and then in the daily scribblings of a soldier on the battlefield, you will gain a perspective on what life was like for a World War II soldier assigned to an anti-aircraft artillery battery. A soldier who arrived in North Africa in November 1942 believing he'd be home within a few months but who ended up slogging through Italy, France and Germany to the finality of war's end on V-E Day in May of 1945. Haight's brief passages relate what daily life was like living in primitive conditions where a shower was a rare enough event to be worthy of mention; where long bouts of oppressive heat were followed by periods of relentless rain; where the heart-stopping intensity of battle was followed by long stretches of monotony. The old adage 'one picture is worth a thousand words' proves true once again in One Soldier's War. To assist the reader both in understanding the geography and history of the areas mentioned, as well as the specific events described in PFC Haight's short journal entries, pictures have been added. Some of these pictures are from PFC Haight's collection, others are the result of research. His story is every soldier's story. One Soldier's War, published during the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, is an educational journey. It is also the author's tribute to her father-in-law and all in the military who sacrifice so much for the freedom we too often take for granted.
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The Dogged and the Damned

A tale inspired by the tragic story of a World War II combat soldier suffering the effects of what was, at the time, a little studied psychological impairment that, today, we call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Author: Roland Cheek

Publisher:

ISBN: 091898114X

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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A tale inspired by the tragic story of a World War II combat soldier suffering the effects of what was, at the time, a little studied psychological impairment that, today, we call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's about a federal veterans psychiatric hospital and its well-meaning staff. And it's about the soldier's war at home as he repeatedly escaped confinement to live by his wits in the wilds.The story includes the efforts of a county law enforcement agency sometimes bewildered in its ongoing attempts to capture a fugitive the media sensationalized as a "Wild Man." It's a tale of people in a place and at a time when the author came to manhood amid that hospital's nearby valleys and surrounding forests and mountains. Though a novel, what Roland Cheek creates are real people in real circumstances; a story with a message.
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Etched in Purple

A rediscovered classic memoir of World War II

Author: Frank J. Irgang

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597973533

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Page: 281

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A rediscovered classic memoir of World War II
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One Soldier s Story 1939 1945

This story details the fateful adventures of two Canadian army regiments dispatched to the Pacific to face the Japanese.

Author: George S. MacDonell

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550024086

Category: History

Page: 202

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This story details the fateful adventures of two Canadian army regiments dispatched to the Pacific to face the Japanese.
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The War In Heaven

The Book of Revelation in the Bible mentions a War in Heaven, a war that took place prior to this earth’s existence.

Author: Austin Hepworth

Publisher: Faith. Family. Freedom.

ISBN: 9781619848740

Category: Fiction

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The Book of Revelation in the Bible mentions a War in Heaven, a war that took place prior to this earth’s existence. This War was waged by Lucifer against God, and has already included many spiritual casualties in its wake, including many who chose to follow Lucifer instead of God. Little is known about the actual details of this War, yet it offers potential to teach so much about the things of God we often struggle to understand. One soldier in the War is born into a world of hardship, a world where darkness penetrates the depths of his soul. It is only through gaining an understanding of the War, his own pre-mortal history, and principles such as faith and sacrifice that he can finally gain the strength he needs to overcome the darkness inside and rejoin the battle for God's most prized possession.
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One Day the Soldiers Came

Today, in violence-torn regions across the globe, 20 million children have been uprooted, orphaned, or injured by war, famine, and poverty. This is their story . . . and ours.

Author: Charles London

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061759956

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Today, in violence-torn regions across the globe, 20 million children have been uprooted, orphaned, or injured by war, famine, and poverty. This is their story . . . and ours. In this powerful and unforgettable book—by turns painful, funny, terrifying, and triumphant—Charles London takes us into the world of refugee children, celebrating their unique skills for survival and reflection. Their remarkable stories and drawings chill the blood and touch the heart, offering an indelible, first hand portrait of the war that rages beyond the headlines.
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American Cipher

In American Cipher, journalists Matt Farwell and Michael Ames persuasively argue that the Bergdahl story is as illuminating an episode as we have as we seek the larger truths of how the United States lost its way in Afghanistan.

Author: Matt Farwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472238788

Category: History

Page: 352

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The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan In the early hours of June 30, 2009, Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl walked off his platoon's base. Since that day, easy answers to the many questions surrounding his case have proved elusive. Why did he leave his post? What kinds of efforts were made to recover him from the Taliban? And why, facing court martial, did he plead guilty to the serious charges against him? In American Cipher, journalists Matt Farwell and Michael Ames persuasively argue that the Bergdahl story is as illuminating an episode as we have as we seek the larger truths of how the United States lost its way in Afghanistan. Telling the parallel stories of an idealistic, misguided young soldier and a nation stalled in an unwinnable war, the book reveals the fallout that ensued when the two collided, and in the process, provides a definitive corrective to the composite of narratives - many simplistic or flawed, unfair or untrue - that have contributed to the Bergdahl myth. Based on years of exclusive reporting drawing on dozens of sources throughout the military, government, and Bergdahl's family, friends, and fellow soldiers, American Cipher is at once a meticulous investigation of government dysfunction and political posturing, a blistering commentary on America's presence in Afghanistan, and a heart-breaking chronicle of a naive young man who thought he could fix the world and wound up as the tool of forces far beyond his understanding.
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I Glanced Out the Window and Saw the Edge of the World

Ambrose, Stephen E. D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II.
London: ... In Religion, War and Ethics: A Sourcebook of Textual Traditions,
edited by Gregory M. Reichberg and Henrik Syse, 103–63. ... One Soldier's War.

Author: Catherine Halsall

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725259010

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book is about WAR--not the causes and results, not the planning and the campaigns, not the artillery and the bombs. It is about the heinous crimes committed by the combatants, the horrifying experiences of civilians, the devastation of cities and villages, the killing and the dying, the glory leading to revulsion and guilt, and the assimilation of suffering that either ends in death or in the triumph of the soul. It looks at the struggle of the church to remain faithful and the servants of the church who seek to bring sense and solace to the victims. It discusses antisemitism, racism, and war itself from biblical perspectives. It reveals the unjustifiable reasons for engaging in war and how this brings catastrophic results for all peoples--the mental instability of the survivors and the loss and grief of those on the home front. In war, how can men and women carry out the actions that they do? As Viktor Frankl writes: "After all, man is that being who has invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who has entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips."
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One Man s War

Author: James Ambrose Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081319845

Category: Brown, James Ambrose

Page: 185

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Soldiers

I was an angry young man , and all of my soldiers were angry ... but we had a job
to do and we did it . ... Although 1.2 million black Americans served in the U.S.
military in World War II , none received one of the 433 Medals of Honor awarded
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ISBN: OSU:32435058154824

Category: Soldiers

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Xin Loi Viet Nam

No one in Vietnam had to tell door gunner and gunship crew chief Al Sever that the odds didn’t look good.

Author: Al Sever

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780307549730

Category: History

Page: 336

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No one in Vietnam had to tell door gunner and gunship crew chief Al Sever that the odds didn’t look good. He volunteered for the job well aware that hanging out of slow-moving choppers over hot LZs blazing with enemy fire was not conducive to a long life. But that wasn’t going to stop Specialist Sever. From Da Nang to Cu Chi and the Mekong Delta, Sever spent thirty-one months in Vietnam, fighting in eleven of the war’s sixteen campaigns. Every morning when his gunship lifted off, often to the clacking and muzzle flashes of AK-47s hidden in the dawn fog, Sever knew he might not return. This raw, gritty, gut-wrenching firsthand account of American boys fighting and dying in Vietnam captures all the hell, horror, and heroism of that tragic war.
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One Soldier s Letters Home

One Soldier's Letters Home is the story of an Oklahoma farm boy turned U.S. soldier, PFC Holly Akin, as he writes letters home to tell of his daily activities near the end of World War II, where he also attempts to assure his mother that he ...

Author: Mary Akin Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733861203

Category:

Page: 122

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One Soldier's Letters Home is the story of an Oklahoma farm boy turned U.S. soldier, PFC Holly Akin, as he writes letters home to tell of his daily activities near the end of World War II, where he also attempts to assure his mother that he will be just fine as he heads off to foreign soil to fight. His letters also reflect the constant tug of home and his desire to provide for his family and make sure the family farm continues to be maintained in his absence. Holly's story, told by his niece, is one with which many can relate, even within one's own family history.
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Two Wars

This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror.

Author: Nate Self

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414362099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Robert’s Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story—from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his life—including his successes, tragedies, struggles with thoughts of suicide—to show how his faith and his family pulled him through. Includes 8 pages of color photos. In a nutshell: Excellent book for military familes trying to cope with the family pressures of a soldier's active duty. Inspirational book for a soldier struggling with post traumatic stress disorder. Helps readers understand the importance of faith in dealing with the war. An up-close-and-personal account of the war on terror; and the story of one soldier’s faith. An insider’s account of Robert’s Ridge Rescue in Afghanistan.
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Black Flag Journals

The story of America's longest war is complicated and difficult to convey, unless you were there. Dennis Woods was there. By following his stories in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can sense the enormity of his combat experiences.

Author: Dennis John Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: 1633933008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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The story of America's longest war is complicated and difficult to convey, unless you were there. Dennis Woods was there. By following his stories in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can sense the enormity of his combat experiences. Originally written for his daughter, Black Flag Journals is taken from the author's nine battle book journals. It covers his time from the fall of the Twin Towers through his last combat tour. Black Flag Journals contains not just stories from the first war of the new century, but a day-by-day record of events that other veterans may use to relate their own experiences. All who enjoy real life stories, and followers of history will connect with this first person account of America's longest war.
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Now the Hell Will Start

An epic saga of hubris , cruelty, and redemption, Now the Hell Will Start tells the remarkable tale of the greatest manhunt of World War II. Herman Perry, besieged by the hardships of the Indo-Burmese jungle and the racism meted out by his ...

Author: Brendan I. Koerner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440633874

Category: History

Page: 400

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An epic saga of hubris , cruelty, and redemption, Now the Hell Will Start tells the remarkable tale of the greatest manhunt of World War II. Herman Perry, besieged by the hardships of the Indo-Burmese jungle and the racism meted out by his white commanding officers, found solace in opium and marijuana. But on one fateful day, Perry shot his unarmed white lieutenant in the throes of an emotional collapse and fled into the jungle. Brendan I. Koerner spent nearly five years chasing Perry's ghost to the most remote corners of India and Burma. Along the way, he uncovered the forgotten story of the Ledo Road's GIs, for whom Jim Crow was as powerful an enemy as the Japanese-and for whom Herman Perry, dubbed the jungle king, became an unlikely folk hero.
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