American Heroes: In Special Operations

American Heroes: In Special Operations

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by Oliver North
     
 

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A follow-up to his previous New York Times best seller, Oliver North shares inspiring stories about what active military duty is really like for Navy Seals, Rangers, and Green Berets.

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A follow-up to his previous New York Times best seller, Oliver North shares inspiring stories about what active military duty is really like for Navy Seals, Rangers, and Green Berets.

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ISBN-13:
9781433673436
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2010
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NOOK Book
Sales rank:
213,033
File size:
45 MB
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Meet the Author

Chuck Holton spent four years with the 75th Ranger Regiment, flew military helicopters and now travels the world as the “adventure Correspondent” for CBN. He is the author of five books, including the Task Force Valor Series, A More Elite Soldier, and Bulletproof: The Making of an Invincible Mind. He splits his time between his home in Panama and his farm in Appalachia, where he enjoys raising animals with his wife and five children.

Oliver North is a Vietnam veteran awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts during his twenty-two years of service as a United States Marine. Later, he was assigned to the National Security Council staff by former President Ronald Reagan, who called North "an American hero." Today, he is a New York Times best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the FOX News Channel. North has four children, eleven grandchildren, and lives with his wife in Virginia.

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American Heroes in Special Operations 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
mact2 More than 1 year ago
I chose this book to read because of the author, Oliver North. I was very curious to read what he had written. It is actually a part of a series that he has produced. Had I fully known the subject matter of the book, prior to my selection, I wouldn't have chosen it. (I shy away from war stories, due to the violence.) That would have been tragic for me. My timing (Veteran's Day) was a coincidence, but made it all the more relevant. "American Heroes in Special Operations" is a compilation of short stories , reporting true Special Operations Force's events that have taken place since the launch of the War on Terror. The stories are reported with as much fact and detail as is allowed by law. The book includes: amazing photos, to help support the stories written about events in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq; detailed definitions for novices (like me); and most importantly, recounts the honors awarded to the participants in these events. Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It is written in such a manner so as not to titillate the reader by the horrorifics of battle, but to recount the stories in as much detail as possible, so the reader gets a very good sense of what the participants endured. The words flow smoothly so it is easy to become engaged in the stories and with the participants. I was cheering for the good guys, boo/hissing the bad guys, and weeping for those who were lost. The stories seem so fantastic that I had to frequently remind myself that this is not fiction or fantasy, but real stories about real people. I've found this book of true stories to be important to me, because it has helped me become more of a participant in the War on Terror, if only through new knowledge. I feel very strongly that this book belongs in every home in America. If there were ever a reason to get everyone moving in one direction at one time, it should be to collectively read this book so as to more fully appreciate what it actually means to go to war. This series should be mandatory reading for every government official.
RonieKendig More than 1 year ago
American Heroes: Special Operations gives an in-depth look into the hearts, minds, and operations of our elite heroes. It's easy as a observer to idolize these heroes who sacrifice everything, but this book gave me a deeper perspective and appreciation of those sacrifices. With North and Holton embedded with these elite warriors, readers are able to see the intricacies and frustrations these men face on a daily basis. What we see on the news is often slanted and a mere sliver of the truth, and that's why I love this American Heroes series because, in essence, it humanizes these warriors--it peels away the armor, the weapons, the deadly missions--and allows me to "see" a man behind all that gear and action. A man with a family, a dream. It's an absolutely fascinating, informative, realistic, and engaging read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"american hereos in special operations" is a very special book. most arthurs do there writing from in the states but colonel oliver north goes right to the battle lines and stays with the special ops troops and heres and sees their storys first hand and their photos are in this diary so you get to know these brave soldiers first hand and what their special work is day in and day out. this is a great tribute to the brave fighting forces over seas and it tells the real truth and it would make a great gift idea for a friend or family member
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