BN.com Gift Guide

The Fighting 69th: From Ground Zero to Baghdad [NOOK Book]

Overview

One of the most celebrated units in the military for more than a century, by 1990, New York City's Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard was scarcely fit for duty. Its equipment was derelict, its discipline nonexistent, many of its leaders inept, and its ranks filled with kids barely out of high school who had little intention of serving their country for any longer than it took to get their paycheck, college credit, or job training. Then came the attacks of September 11 and the invasion of ...
See more details below
The Fighting 69th: From Ground Zero to Baghdad

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price

Overview

One of the most celebrated units in the military for more than a century, by 1990, New York City's Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard was scarcely fit for duty. Its equipment was derelict, its discipline nonexistent, many of its leaders inept, and its ranks filled with kids barely out of high school who had little intention of serving their country for any longer than it took to get their paycheck, college credit, or job training. Then came the attacks of September 11 and the invasion of Iraq. In The Fighting 69th, Sean Michael Flynn, himself a member of the unit, chronicles the extraordinary transformation of this band of amateur soldiers into a battle-hardened troop at one of the most lethal sites of war.

Watch a Video


Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101202791
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,343,016
  • File size: 513 KB

Meet the Author

Sean Michael Flynn served as the Fighting 69th assistant operations officer during the unit’s service at Ground Zero, commander of Alpha Company during its homeland defense duty at West Point, and commander of Bravo Company during the 69th’s service in Iraq. A captain awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his services in Iraq, Flynn is one of the few Irish-Americans remaining in the once all-Irish 69th and a direct descendent of Civil War veterans of the Regiment. Before joining the Army National Guard as an infantryman, Flynn served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Flynn has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

An Infantry Primer xiii

Prologue 1

October 1991

Book I Homeland Defense: March 2001-February 2004

1 Weekend Warriors 11

Saint Patrick's Day 2001

Failure to Launch

Missionaries, Mercenaries, and Misfits

2 Minutemen 32

A New Paradigm

Beirut-on-Hudson

3 The Strategic Reserve 51

Not Ready for Prime Time

The Roughnecks

4 Preemption 69

Parking Lot Heroes

Saint Patrick's Day 2002

The Bridge-and-Tunnel Group

5 The End of the Whip 88

The Storm Before the Hurricane

Saint Patrick's Day 2003

When Pigs Fly

Book II Operation Iraqi Freedom: March 2004-September 2005

6 When the 69th Comes Back 115

Saint Patrick's Day 2004

Checking the Box

The Blacksheep

General Order Number 1

7 Green in the Desert 141

Reconnaissance

Shithouse Poets

Mach Jesus

8 Taji 158

Task and Purpose

Babes in the Woods

Napalm in the Morning

9 The Rouge Bouquet 178

Framework Operations

The First Kill

The Economy of Force

10 The Infantry 200

Counterinsurgency

Charlie 24

The Heart of Darkness

11 Information Operations 215

Hagar the Horrible

The Most Dangerous Road in the World

12 Route Irish 231

Last Man Standing

Checkpoint 541

Vehicle-Borne Death

Saint Patrick's Day 2005

13 Task Force Wolfhound 250

Fresh Legs

The Trial

Revenge of the Assassins

Iraquization

14 Boots Off the Ground 272

69 Minutes

The Enemy at Home

Afterword: The Operational Reserve 284

Saint Patrick's Day 2006

Afterword to the Paperback Edition 289

Acknowledgments 295

Index 297

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 13, 2011

    GarryOwen

    This book hit me on a personal level being that i'm actually a member of the NY national guard 69th Infantry. Reading about the change the unit went through and sacrafices was very impactful. I've heard the stories from veterans and this book acurately portrays what the unit experienced from pre 9/11 to Iraq. I would recommend this book to anybody interested on what the national guard deals with and especially what NY guard members went through.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)