Doug Stanton

1 12 Strong

Author : Doug Stanton
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Middle East 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-05-05
Description :  <b>“A thrilling action ride of a book” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>)—from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018—the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.</b><br /><br />Previously published as <i>Horse Soldiers</i>, <i>12 Strong</i> is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.<br /><br /> During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed by the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for their lives in the city’s immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the entire effort to outmaneuver the Taliban was likely doomed.<br /><br /> “A riveting story of the brave and resourceful American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 9/11 and waged war against Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account touches the mythic. The soldiers on horses combined ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat. Moreover, their careful effort to win the hearts of local townspeople proved a valuable lesson for America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. With “spellbinding...action packed prose...The book reads more like a novel than a military history...the Horse Soldier’s secret mission remains the US military’s finest moment in what has since arguably been a muddled war” (<i>USA TODAY</i>).

2 In Harm's Way

Author : Doug Stanton
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-05-01
Description :  A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster -- and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived.<br /><br />On July 30, 1945, the USS <i>Indianapolis </i>was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And perhaps most amazing of all, how did these 317 men manage to survive?<br /><br />Interweaving the stories of three survivors -- the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine -- journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, <i>In Harm's Way </i>is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.

3 The Odyssey of Echo Company

Author : Doug Stanton
Genre :  Military  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-09-19
Description :  <b>SELECTED BY <i>MILITARY TIMES </i>AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * SELECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND AUTHORS’ AS THE BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR</b><br /><br />The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>In Harm’s Way</i> and <i>Horse Soldiers</i> shares the powerful account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War in “an important book….not just a battle story—it’s also about the home front” (The <i>Today </i>show).<br /><br />On January 31, 1968, as many as 100,000 guerilla fighters and soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army attacked thirty-six cities throughout South Vietnam, hoping to dislodge American forces during one of the vital turning points of the Vietnam War. Alongside other young American soldiers in an Army reconnaissance platoon (Echo Company, 1/501) of the 101st Airborne Division, Stanley Parker, the nineteen-year-old son of a Texan ironworker, was suddenly thrust into savage combat, having been in-country only a few weeks. As Stan and his platoon-mates, many of whom had enlisted in the Army, eager to become paratroopers, moved from hot zone to hot zone, the extreme physical and mental stresses of Echo Company’s day-to-day existence, involving ambushes and attacks, grueling machine-gun battles, and impossibly dangerous rescues of wounded comrades, pushed them all to their limits and forged them into a lifelong brotherhood. The war became their fight for survival.<br /><br />When they came home, some encountered a bitterly divided country that didn’t understand what they had survived. Returning to the small farms, beach towns, and big cities where they grew up, many of the men in the platoon fell silent, knowing that few of their countrymen wanted to hear the stories they lived to tell—until now. Based on interviews, personal letters, and Army after-action reports, <i>The Odyssey of Echo Company</i> recounts the searing tale of wartime service and homecoming of ordinary young American men in an extraordinary time and confirms Doug Stanton’s prominence as an unparalleled storyteller of our age.

4 Bitva o pevnost Qala-e Džangi

Author : Doug Stanton
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-02-27
Description :  Dramatický příběh o malé skupině vojáků amerických speciálních jednotek, která po událostech 11. září 2001 tajně vstoupila do Afghánistánu a na koních se vydala do boje proti Tálibánu. Nepřítele, který měl čtyřicetinásobnou početní převahu, pronásledovala horským terénem a po řadě urputných bojů obsadila město Mazár-e Šaríf, které bylo pro porážku Tálibánu strategicky důležité.<br /> Jeho obyvatelé vítali vyčerpané Američany jako osvoboditele. Ovšem potom došlo k&#xa0;nečekanému zvratu. Během kapitulace asi pěti set Tálibánců byli američtí vojáci přepadeni ze zálohy. V&#xa0;ohromné pevnosti Qala-e Džangi bojovali proti mnohonásobné přesile o život. V&#xa0;sázce byl vojenský úspěch celé kampaně. Kdyby vojáci padli nebo byli zajati, mohlo by veškeré úsilí o porážku Tálibánu přijít vniveč. Ve snaze udržet pevnost podstoupili Američané jedny z&#xa0;nejtěžších bojů v&#xa0;městském prostředí v&#xa0;moderní době.&#xa0;<br /> Tento příběh ukazuje, že kombinace prastarých strategií válčení na koních s&#xa0;moderními technologiemi leteckého bombardování může vést ke zdánlivě&#xa0;neuvěřitelným vojenským úspěchům. Důsledná snaha těchto vojáků na koních získat si přízeň obyvatel města a zabránit civilním obětem navíc poskytla cenné ponaučení pro pokračující americké nasazení v&#xa0;Afghánistánu.&#xa0;<br /> Součástí knihy je fotografická příloha.

5 Soldados a caballo

Author : Doug Stanton
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2018-04-10
Description :  Esta es la historia de los soldados de las Fuerzas especiales norteamericanas y agentes de la CIA, a quienes, tras los atentados del 11-S de 2001, se les encomendó la formidable tarea de derrotar a los talibanes de Afganistán, lo que consiguieron en una campaña de dos meses combatiendo junto a 15.000 afganos de la Alianza del Norte. Obligados a luchar en un terreno montañoso, debieron acostumbrarse a hacerlo a caballo, consiguieron victorias decisivas y vivieron experiencias terribles.



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