Bob Drury

1 The Heart of Everything That Is

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  History  Books  Military  United States 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-11-05
Description :  An acclaimed <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, selected by <i>Salon</i> as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a great Western” (<i>The Boston Globe</i>).<br /><br />Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud’s powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the nineteenth century’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.<br /><br />In <i>The Heart of Everything That Is</i>, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin restore Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history in a sweeping and dramatic narrative based on years of primary research. As they trace the events leading to Red Cloud’s War, they provide intimate portraits of the many lives Red Cloud touched—mountain men such as Jim Bridger; US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman, who were charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the memorable warriors whom Red Cloud groomed, like the legendary Crazy Horse. And at the center of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life.<br /><br />“Unabashed, unbiased, and disturbingly honest, leaving no razor-sharp arrowhead unturned, no rifle trigger unpulled....a compelling and fiery narrative” (<i>USA TODAY</i>), this is the definitive chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way.

2 The Last Stand of Fox Company

Author : Bob Drury
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2009-11-10
Description :  November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox’s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.

3 Lucky 666

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-10-25
Description :  “A fast-paced, well-researched…irresistible” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) World War II aviation account of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice that reads like <i>Unbroken </i>meets <i>The Dirty Dozen</i> from the authors of the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>The Heart of Everything That Is</i>.<br /><br />It’s 1942, just after the blow to Pearl Harbor and the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and the United States is reeling. A group of raw US Army Airmen travels to the embattled American Air Base of Port Moresby at Papua, New Guinea. Their mission: to protect Australia, to disrupt the Japanese supply lines, and to fly perilous reconnaissance runs over the enemy-held strongholds. Among the men are pilot Captain Jay Zeamer and bombardier Sergeant Raymond Joseph “Joe” Sarnoski, a pair of swashbuckling screw-ups whose antics prevent them from being assigned to a regular bombing crew. Instead, they rebuild a broken-down B-17 bomber from spare parts and christen the plane <i>Old 666</i>.<br /><br />One day in June 1943, a request is circulated: volunteers are needed for a reconnaissance flight into the heart of the Japanese empire. Zeamer and Sarnoski see it as a shot at redemption and cobble together a crew and depart in <i>Old 666</i> under cover of darkness. Five hours later, dozens of Japanese Zeros riddle the plane with bullets. Bloody and half-conscious, Zeamer and Sarnoski keep the plane in the air, winning what will go down as the longest dogfight in history and maneuvering an emergency landing in the jungle. Only one of them will make it home alive.<br /><br />With unprecedented access to the <i>Old 666</i> crew’s family and letters, as well as newly released transcripts from the Imperial Air Force’s official accounts of the battle, <i>Lucky 666</i> is perhaps the last untold “great war story” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) from the war in the Pacific. It’s an unforgettable tale of friendship, bravery, and sacrifice—and “highly recommended for WWII and aviation history buffs alike” (<i>BookPage</i>).

4 Halsey's Typhoon

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>This account of a disaster at sea during World War II is </b><b>“a powerful and engrossing story of tragedy, survival, and heroism” (Mark Bowden, author of <i>Black Hawk Down</i>)<i>.</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In the final days of 1944, Admiral William “Bull” Halsey is the Pacific theater’s most popular and colorful naval hero. After a string of victories, the “Fighting Admiral” and his thirty-thousand-man Third Fleet are charged with protecting General MacArthur’s flank during the invasion of the Philippine island of Mindoro. But in the midst of the landings, Halsey attempts a complicated refueling maneuver—and unwittingly drives his 170 ships into the teeth of a massive typhoon.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Halsey’s men find themselves battling ninety-foot waves and 150 mph winds. Amid the chaos, three ships are sunk and nearly nine hundred sailors and officers are swept into the Philippine Sea. For three days, small bands of survivors battle dehydration, exhaustion, sharks, and the elements, awaiting rescue. It will be up to courageous lieutenant commander Henry Lee Plage to defy orders and sail his tiny destroyer escort, the USS <i>Tabberer</i>, back into the storm to rescue drifting sailors.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Revealing a little-known chapter of WWII history in absorbing detail, this is “a vivid tale of tragedy and gallantry at sea.” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).

5 Last Men Out

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-05-03
Description :  <b>A “thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado, and loss” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) that tells the “gripping story of a handful of marines who formed the last body of Americans to leave Saigon on April 30, 1975” (<i>Booklist</i>). </b><br /><br /> In a gripping, moment-by-moment narrative based on a wealth of recently declassified documents and in-depth interviews, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin tell the remarkable drama that unfolded over the final, heroic hours of the Vietnam War. This closing chapter of the war would become the largest-scale evacuation ever carried out, as improvised by a small unit of Marines, a vast fleet of helicopter pilots flying nonstop missions beyond regulation, and a Marine general who vowed to arrest any officer who ordered his choppers grounded while his men were still on the ground.<br /><br /> Drury and Clavin focus on the story of the eleven young Marines who were the last men to leave, rescued from the U.S. Embassy roof just moments before capture, having voted to make an Alamo-like last stand. As politicians in Washington struggled to put the best face on disaster and the American ambassador refused to acknowledge that the end had come, these courageous men held their ground and helped save thousands of lives. Drury and Clavin deliver a taut and stirring account of a turning point in American history that unfolds with the heartstopping urgency of the best thrillers—a riveting true story finally told, in full, by those who lived it.

6 Mafia Cop

Author : Lou Eppolito & Bob Drury
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2005-08-15
Description :  He was one of the most decorated cops in the history of NYPD. From his "wiseguy" relatives, he learned the meaning of <b>honor</b> and <b>loyalty</b>. From his fellow cops, he learned the meaning of <b>betrayal</b>. <br /> <b><i>MAFIA COP</i></b> <br /> His father, Ralph "Fat the Gangster" Eppolito, was stone-cold Mafia hit-man. Lou Eppolito, however, chose to live by different code; he chose the uniform of NYPD. And he was one of the best -- a good, tough, honest cop down the line. Butu even his sterling record, his headline-making heroism, couldn't protect him when the police brass decided to take him down. Although completely exonerated of charges that he had passed secrets to the mob, Lou didn't stand a chance. They had taken something from him they couldn't give back: his dignity and his pride. <br /> Now, here's the powerful story, told in Lou Eppolito's own words, of the bloody Mafia hit that claimed his uncle and cousin...of his middle-of-the-night meeting with "Boss of Bosses" Paul Castellano...of one good cop who survived eight shootouts and saved hundreds of victims, who was persecuted, prosecuted, and ultimately betrayed by his own department. Full of hard drama and gritty truth, <i>Mafia Cop</i> gives a vivid, inside look at life in the Family, on the force, and on the mean streets of New York.

7 Incident at Howard Beach

Author : Bob Drury & Charles J. Hynes
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-11-02
Description :  <b>INCIDENT AT HOWARD BEACH<br /> A CASE FOR MURDER<br /> BY<br /> CHARLES J. HYNES and<br /> Bob Drury</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION<br /> The murder that shocked a city and nation and how our justice system works at its best.</b><br /><br />Late on the night of December 19, 1986, four black men were driving through the all-white community of Howard Beach, in the New York City borough of Queens, when their car broke down. By the early hours of the next morning, one of them lay dead on the Belt Parkway and one had been beaten nearly to death with a tree limb and a baseball bat by a dozen local teenagers. In the months to come, Howard Beach became a code all over the world for the worst in racial tensions. The story behind the Howard Beach incident, its investigation and the subsequent trial is a story of hatred, brutality and deceit; of media outcry, political shuffling and public manipulation; of a cast of characters ranging from petrified politicians to outraged black activists to the quiet citizens of an insular neighborhood. But it was up to one man to bring the case to trial and steer it to its fair conclusion: Special Prosecutor Charles J. Joe Hynes. Incident at Howard Beach is his storya riveting and candid expos of his fight to discern what really happened that night, his struggle to make a coherent case out of those events, and the battles and tactics he used during the trial a year later in state supreme court. From the on-site investigation through jury selection, behind-the-scenes deal-making, and trial deliberation, here is everything that led to the convictions of the ringleaders and helped to quiet a city in turmoil.<br /><br /><b>Charles J. Hynes</b><br /> Charles J. Hynes, the District Attorney of Brooklyn, New York, has been in public service for more than forty years. He has been chief of the Brooklyn DA's Rackets Bureau, a Special State Prosecutor investigating Medicaid Fraud, a Special State Prosecutor for Criminal Justice who prosecuted the Howard Beach case and a New York City Fire Commissioner. He has been the Brooklyn District Attorney since 1990.<br /><br /><b> Bob Drury</b><br /> Contributing Editor and Chief Military Correspondent of Men's Health, Bob Drury has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author, co-author, or editor of nine nonfiction books.<br /><br /><b>Re-reading Hyness excellent account of this awful racial crime with 25 years of perspective once again brings the blood to rapid boil. I covered that crime. I watched Hynes fight for justice as a special prosecutor in the courtroom. I interviewed him during the trial. I believe that had it not been for his tenacious prosecution in this vile murder New York City would today be a much uglier city. Reading his new Forward and Epilogue reminds me of just how far we have come in race relations in New York since Howard Beach. History will not forget that Hynes had a helluva lot to do with that desperately needed change. For that reason alone this compelling, page-turning book deserves this second look. </b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>Denis Hamill<br /> Columnist<br /> New York Daily News</b>

8 The Heart of Everything That Is

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  Social Studies  Books  Young Adult  Biography  History 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-02-07
Description :  From bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin comes the epic, untold story one of the most powerful Sioux warriors of all time, Red Cloud—now adapted for a younger audience!<br /><br />“I have but a small spot of land left. The Great Spirit told me to keep it.” —Red Cloud<br /><br />This young readers edition of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller of the same name tells the long forgotten story of the powerful Oglala Lakota chief, Red Cloud. At the height of Red Cloud’s power the Sioux claimed control of vast parts of the west. But as the United States rapidly expanded, the country brutally forced the Indians off their lands.<br /><br />Fighting for the survival of the Sioux way of life, Red Cloud successfully secured the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters, including Crazy Horse, and is the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war.<br /><br />Thanks to the rediscovery of Red Cloud’s long-lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, and with the help of a world-class adapter, the story of the nineteenth century’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.

9 Valley Forge

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Military 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  <b>The #1 </b><i><b>New York Times </b></i><b>bestselling authors of </b><i><b>The Heart of Everything That Is </b></i><b>and </b><i><b>Lucky 666 </b></i><b>return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history—the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution.</b><br /><br />On December 19, 1777, some twelve thousand members of America’s nascent Continental Army staggered into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a small encampment twenty-three miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force was reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of the King George III’s army, and barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, was at the lowest ebb of his military career. With the Continental Congress in exile and its treasury depleted, the American Revolution appeared lost.<br /><br /> As the days and weeks passed, however, Washington embarked on a mission to transform his troops from a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force. Keeping a wary eye out for a British attack, he was aided by a trio of home-grown generals as well as a young coterie of American advisors and foreign volunteers led by Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Within six months Washington had achieved his miracle.<br /><br /> <i>Valley Forge</i> is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents—and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation—<i>the </i><i>New York Times</i><i> bestselling authors </i>Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide a breathtaking account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence.

10 El corazón de todo lo existente

Author : Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-12-21
Description :  Nube Roja fue el único indio americano de la historia en derrotar al Ejército de EE. UU. en una guerra, obligando al Gobierno a procurar la paz bajo los términos impuestos por el jefe indio. En la cima del poder de Nube Roja, los sioux llegaron a reclamar el control sobre una quinta parte de lo que serían los contiguos Estados Unidos y disfrutaron de la lealtad de miles de guerreros feroces. Sin embargo, las neblinas de la historia han ensombrecido extrañamente su figura. Ahora, gracias al redescubrimiento de una autobiografía perdida y a la investigación meticulosa de dos galardonados autores como Bob Drury y Tom Clavin, puede contarse al fin la historia del guerrero indio más poderoso del siglo XIX.<br/> <br/> En este documento, los autores devuelven a Nube Roja su lugar en la historia. Repasando los acontecimientos que desembocaron en la Guerra de Nube Roja, nos ofrecen retratos íntimos de las muchas vidas con las que se cruzó el jefe indio: hombres de montaña como Jim Bridger, generales estadounidenses como William T. Sherman, exploradores intrépidos como John Bozeman, y memorables guerreros a quienes Nube Roja preparó, como el legendario Caballo Loco. En el centro de la historia se encuentra el gran jefe sioux, luchando por la mera existencia de la forma de vida de los indios.

11 Serce wszystkiego, co istnieje

Author : Tom Clavin & Bob Drury
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-05-17
Description :  Czerwona Chmura to jedyny Indianin, który zdołał pokonać armię Stanów Zjednoczonych i narzucić jej pokój na własnych warunkach. Aby zyskać szacunek współplemieńców, syn zmarłego w delirium alkoholika musiał być odważniejszy, sprytniejszy i okrutniejszy od innych. Od najmłodszych lat wykazywał się wyjątkową rozwagą i zmysłem strategicznym. Był śmiały, bezwzględny i niezwykle brutalny. Jednak ten być może najpotężniejszy indiański wojownik na wiele lat popadł w zapomnienie.<br /><br /> Bob Drury i Tom Clavin malują biografię wodza w żywych barwach, a w tle kreślą sylwetki jego towarzyszy, rywali i nieprzyjaciół: wodzów Siedzącego Byka i Szalonego Konia, człowieka gór Jamesa Bridgera, genarała Williama Shermana, odkrywcy Johna Bozemana i wielu innych. Ta książka to również dramatyczna kronika ostatecznego starcia amerykańskich cywilizacji i hołd oddany rdzennym mieszkańcom Wielkich Równin.<br /><br /> „Książek bezpodstawnie określanych jako „monumentalne dzieła” jest mnóstwo. Jednak reportaż Drury’ego i Clavina absolutnie zasługuje na ten tytuł. Fantastyczna, nasycona faktami i doskonale opracowana opowieść. Przez pryzmat historii niezwykłego wodza Czerwonej Chmury autorzy w przepiękny sposób ukazują dzieje szczepu Siuksów oraz walkę o dominację na amerykańskim zachodzie.” S. C. Gwynne, autor książki „Imperium księżyca w pełni. Wzlot i upadek Komanczów”<br /><br /> „Niezwykła, pełna fascynujących szczegółów historia Czerwonej Chmury – przebiegłego wodza i genialnego stratega, przy którym lepiej znani Siedzący Byk i Szalony Koń wypadają blado. To nie jest kolejna opowieść o przegranych i wygranych na Dzikim Zachodzie – to przejmująca i zaskakująca historia tego czasu oraz pomnik dla rdzennych mieszkańców Ameryki.” „USA Today”<br /><br /> „Rzetelna, żywa i porywająca opowieść o kłamstwach, podstępie i brutalnej rzezi Indian. Drury i Clavin kreślą sylwetki największych indiańskich wodzów, a w roli głównego bohatera obsadzają Czerwoną Chmurę. To również szczegółowa kronika losu Indian, brutalnie potraktowanych przez najeźdźcę niszczącego wielopokoleniową tradycję rdzennych Amerykanów.” Christopher Corbett, „The Wall Street Journal”<br /><br /> „Książka, od której nie można się oderwać. Sięgając do wielu źródeł – archiwów, listów i nieznanych wspomnień – autorzy stworzyli niezwykłą opowieść o kresie istnienia szczepu Indian, któremu przewodził Czerwona Chmura. Choć to rzetelny reportaż, czyta się jak najlepszy western.” Kate Tuttle, „The Boston Globe”<br /><br /> „Historia Czerwonej Chmury trzyma w napięciu jak najlepsza powieść o Dzikim Zachodzie. Wciągająca, pozbawiona sentymentalnych obrazów opowieść oraz nadzwyczajna rzetelność w poszukiwaniu dokumentów źródłowych pomagają odtworzyć ten niezwykły okres w historii podboju Dzikiego Zachodu.” „Minneapolis Star Tribune”<br /><br /> „Idealna książka dla wszystkich zainteresowanych historią rdzennych Amerykanów. Aż trudno uwierzyć, że Czerwona Chmura, jeden z najważniejszych z wodzów indiańskich, niemal popadł w zapomnienie. Na szczęście książka Drury’ego i Clavina pozwala nam odkryć tę historię na nowo.” „Publishers Weekly”

12 Signature Wound

Author : Bob Drury
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2011-10-18
Description :  Nominated for The National Magazine Awards, Public Interest category<br /><br />Every war has its "signature wounds," injuries inflicted by frightening new weapons and tactics the U.S. military has never faced before. Blistered flesh from mustard gas in World War I. Petroleum burns from oil and gas igniting on the surface of the Pacific in World War II. And now, lost legs, hands, and most devastating of all, g******s, as a result of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in today's war in Afghanistan. <i>Men's Health</i>&#xa0;contributing editor Bob Drury, a veteran reporter of both the Afghan and Iraq wars, delivers his most hard-hitting and important dispatch yet--the unforgettable accounts of U.S. soldiers who have suffered these very personal wounds. Their intense tales of battlefield survival are just a prologue to the unimaginable fights they face once they're stateside. This is essential reading for truly understanding what our fighting forces put on the line--and lose--every single day.

13 A Dog's Gift

Author : Bob Drury
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Lifestyle & Home  Pets 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-05-19
Description :  A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities.<br /><br />In <i>A Dog's Gift, </i>award-winning journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, <i>A Dog's Gift </i>is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul.



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