A Soldier s Duty Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Soldier s Duty

  • Author : Jean Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 1101529296

A Soldier s Duty Book Description :

Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.

A Soldier s Duty Book

A Soldier s Duty

  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2002-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375760204

A Soldier s Duty Book Description :

Two young combat officers, Majors Cindy Sherman and Bud Lewis, discover the dangerous politics within the military and become embroiled in a deadly game that holds the future of the American military hostage.

Sacred Duty Book

Sacred Duty

  • Author : Tom Cotton
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0062863169

Sacred Duty Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An ode to excellence. An inspiring read for every American." --Robert M. Gates An extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton's Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of "The Old Guard," the revered U.S. Army unit whose mission is to honor our country's fallen heroes on the most hallowed ground in America. Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment--The Old Guard--between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the height of the Iraq Surge, he carried the flag-draped remains of his fallen comrades off of airplanes at Dover Air Force Base, and he laid them to rest in Arlington's famed Section 60, "the saddest acre in America." He also performed hundreds of funerals for veterans of the Greatest Generation, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Old Guard has embodied the ideals of honor and sacrifice across our nation's history. America's oldest active-duty regiment, dating back to 1784, The Old Guard conducts daily military-honor funerals on the 624 rolling acres of Arlington, where generations of American heroes rest. Its soldiers hold themselves to the standard of perfection in sweltering heat, frigid cold, and driving rain. Every funeral is a no-fail, zero-defect mission, whether honoring a legendary general or a humble private. In researching and writing the book, Cotton returned to Arlington and shadowed the regiment's soldiers, from daily funerals to the state funeral of President George H. W. Bush to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reliving the honor--and the challenges--of duty at the nation's "most sacred shrine." Part history of The Old Guard, part memoir of Cotton's time at Arlington, part intimate profile of the today's soldiers, Sacred Duty is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation.

Beyond Duty Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beyond Duty

  • Author : Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.
  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Release Date : 2017-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 :

Beyond Duty Book Description :

In the Line of Duty Book

In the Line of Duty

  • Author : Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh
  • Publisher : Lancer Publishers LLC
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935501787

In the Line of Duty Book Description :

Walking tall, literally, and figuratively, Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh, VrC, was one of the most gallant and outstanding officers of the Indian Army. He was among the first batch of officers commissioned from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. His military career of nearly 35 years was acknowledged for his distinguished service of an exceptional order. He commanded the 1st Battalion the Sikh Regiment during operations in J&K in 1947-48; the historic battle of Shelatang was fought under his command; Battle of Tithwal won him the award of Vir Chakra. He had the rare distinction of having had combat experience in command of troops of or against many nationalities, at all levels of command from a platoon of 40 men to an Army Group consisting of 400,000 military personnel. Born on 1st October, 1913 he started his military career in a war zone in the North- West Frontier Province of erstwhile British India in 1935. He then participated in Allied operations in Malaya during World War II and was held as a prisoner-of-war by the Japanese. He attended Imperial Defence College, London in 1958. Thereafter he held almost all important and key command and staff appointments in Western Command, and in November 1964, took over as Army Commander. In 1962 during the Chinese invasion he was posted as the Corps Commander NEFA and later on in the Sikkim Sector. In 1965 as Army Commander Western Command, it was under his leadership and overall command of the Western Army both in J&K and the Punjab theatre that the Pakistani attacks were repulsed. He was honoured with both Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in recognition of his meritorious services. This is a book about a soldier who had the courage of his convictions and was not afraid to use his judgement and face the consequences. He not only set a standard for himself to perform to the best of his ability but inspired others to do the same. The General has highlighted the shortfalls in strategic thinking on the part of a few military c

Soldier s Duty Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Soldier s Duty

  • Author : Elle James
  • Publisher : Elle James
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626952294

Soldier s Duty Book Description :

When their father disappears into the Crazy Mountains, the McKinnon boys rally... Angus McKinnon, the oldest son leaves the elite Delta Forces, returns to Montana and takes up the reins on the family ranch. The last person he expects to run into is the beauty who broke his heart. Bree Lansing promised to wait for Angus but a violent confrontation with her stepfather left her no choice. She had to leave. Later she learned her stepfather had died in the same barn where their fight occurred. Bree is afraid that if she returns to Montana, she will be charged with his murder. When her mother is poisoned, Bree returns home to face her guilt and fear and find out who will kill to get her family out of the way. Though fate forces Bree to work with Angus to discover the source of the poison, she’s determined to keep the man she once loved at a distance. She can’t let him close when her secret could ruin her life and his. Struggling to keep Bree safe and find his father, Angus risks losing his heart again to the only woman he ever loved.

Hazardous Duty Book

Hazardous Duty

  • Author : John K. Singlaub
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021979532

Hazardous Duty Book Description :

Long-experienced in the conduct of covert warfare, a founder of the CIA tells the dramatic story of his decades long involvement in the underside of American foreign policy

Duty Beyond the Battlefield Book

Duty Beyond the Battlefield

  • Author : Le'Trice D. Donaldson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: African American soldiers
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809337590

Duty Beyond the Battlefield Book Description :

"The book demonstrates how African American soldiers used military service as a tool to challenge white notions of second-class citizenry"--

A Soldier s Life in War and Peace Book

A Soldier s Life in War and Peace

  • Author : A. S. Naravane
  • Publisher : APH Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Artillerymen
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 8176484377

A Soldier s Life in War and Peace Book Description :

"This book chronicles the life and times of Major General A.S. Naravane, both in peace and war. He joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun in 1936 and was commissioned in 1938. He was amongst the first few who were accepted for the Indian Artillery, which, till 1934 was offered exclusively by the British. His early days in the regiment were one of very hard work and training. The profession of arms was a very highly prized occupation and all was done to make the young officers worthy of being in it. The training methods then are described with much pride and nostalgia. Naravane went to war as a captain and his artillery regiment, the 2nd Field, soon saw action against the then invincible Germans under Rommel. At Bir Hachiem he was taken prisoner. The trials and tribulations as a prisoner are worth reading, especially for the young officer, as they show that whatever the conditions, the first duty of every prisoner of war is to try and escape. Liberty may be lost, but courage and pride in one's regiment, never. The transition from the British Indian Army to a national army is brought out frankly but with restraint. His career and rise to the post of Director of Artillery is, in a way, the conflict of the old and the new that every pre-war officer had to face"--Dust jacket.

Marshal K K  Rokossovsky Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Marshal K K Rokossovsky

  • Author : Boris Sokolov
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-03-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912174508

Marshal K K Rokossovsky Book Description :

The author Boris Sokolov offers this first objective and intriguing biography of Marshal Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky, who is widely considered one of the Red Army's top commanders in the Second World War. Yet even though he brilliantly served the harsh Stalinist system, Rokossovsky himself became a victim of it with his arrest, beatings and imprisonment between 1937 and 1940. The author analyzes all of Rokossovsky's military operations, in both the Russian Civil War and the Second World War, paying particular attention to the problem of establishing the real casualties suffered by both armies in the main battles where Rokossovsky took part, as well as on the Eastern Front as a whole. Rokossovsky played a prominent role in the battles for Smolensk, Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, Belorussia, Poland, East Prussia and Pomerania. While praising Rokossovsky's masterful generalship, the author does not shy away from criticizing the nature of Soviet military art and strategy, in which the guiding principle was "at all costs" and little value was placed on holding down casualties. This discussion extends to the painful topic of the many atrocities against civilians perpetrated by Soviet soldiers, including Rokossovsky's own troops. A highly private man, Rokossovsky disliked discussing his personal life. With the help of family records and interviews, including the original, uncensored draft of the Marshal's memoirs, the author reveals the numerous dualities in Rokossovsky's life. Despite his imprisonment and beatings he endured, Rokossovsky never wavered in his loyalty to Stalin, yet also never betrayed his colleagues. Though a Stalinist, he was also a gentleman widely admired for his courtesy and chivalry. A dedicated family man, women were drawn to him, and he took a 'campaign wife' during the war. Though born in 1894 in Poland, Rokossovsky maintained that he was really born in Russia in 1896. This Polish/Russian duality in Rokossovsky's identity hampered his career

Soldiers First Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Soldiers First

  • Author : Joe Drape
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429955348

Soldiers First Book Description :

Bestselling author Joe Drape reveals the unique pressures and expectations that make a year of Army football so much more than just a tally of wins and losses. The football team at the U.S. Military Academy is not like other college football teams. At other schools, athletes are catered to and coddled at every turn. At West Point, they carry the same arduous load as their fellow cadets, shouldering an Ivy League–caliber education and year-round military training. After graduation they are not going to the NFL but to danger zones halfway around the world. These young men are not just football players, they are soldiers first. New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape takes us inside the world of Army football, as the Black Knights and their third-year coach, Rich Ellerson, seek to turn around a program that had recently fallen on hard times, with the goal to beat Navy and "sing last" at the Army-Navy game in December. The 2011 season would prove a true test of the players' mettle and perseverance. Drawing on his extensive and unfettered access to the players and the coaching staff, Drape introduces us to this special group of young men and their achievements on and off the field. Anchoring the narrative and the team are five key players: quarterback Trent Steelman, the most gifted athlete; linebacker Steve Erzinger, who once questioned his place at West Point but has become a true leader; Andrew Rodriguez, the son of a general and the top scholar-athlete; Max Jenkins, the backup quarterback and the second-in-command of the Corps of Cadets; and Larry Dixon, a talented first-year running back. Together with Coach Ellerson, his staff, and West Point's officers and instructors, they and their teammates embrace the demands made on them and learn crucial lessons that will resonate throughout their lives—and ours.

My Fellow Soldiers Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

My Fellow Soldiers

  • Author : Andrew Carroll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698192669

My Fellow Soldiers Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of War Letters and Behind the Lines, Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground. Andrew Carroll’s intimate portrait of General Pershing, who led all of the American troops in Europe during World War I, is a revelation. Given a military force that on the eve of its entry into the war was downright primitive compared to the European combatants, the general surmounted enormous obstacles to build an army and ultimately command millions of U.S. soldiers. But Pershing himself—often perceived as a harsh, humorless, and wooden leader—concealed inner agony from those around him: almost two years before the United States entered the war, Pershing suffered a personal tragedy so catastrophic that he almost went insane with grief and remained haunted by the loss for the rest of his life, as private and previously unpublished letters he wrote to family members now reveal. Before leaving for Europe, Pershing also had a passionate romance with George Patton’s sister, Anne. But once he was in France, Pershing fell madly in love with a young painter named Micheline Resco, whom he later married in secret. Woven throughout Pershing’s story are the experiences of a remarkable group of American men and women, both the famous and unheralded, including Harry Truman, Douglas Macarthur, William “Wild Bill” Donovan, Teddy Roosevelt, and his youngest son Quentin. The chorus of these voices, which begins with the first Americans who enlisted in the French Foreign Legion 1914 as well as those who flew with the Lafayette Escadrille, make the high stakes of this epic American saga piercingly real and demonstrates the war’s profound impact on the individuals who served—during and in the years after the conf

Duty Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings


  • Author : Robert M Gates
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307959485

Duty Book Description :

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he’d long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

Dogs on Duty Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Dogs on Duty

  • Author : Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0802736505

Dogs on Duty Book Description :

When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion. Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man's best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire. With full-color photographs throughout and sidebars featuring heroic canines throughout history, Dogs on Duty provides a fascinating look at these exceptional soldiers and companions.

The Road to Afghanistan Book

The Road to Afghanistan

  • Author : Linda Granfield
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Genre: Canada
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443113564

The Road to Afghanistan Book Description :

A moving tribute to all the soldiers who have served with the Canadian Forces. A young soldier just returned from Afghanistan has many memories: the beauty of the mountains and wildflowers, the colours of land and sky . . . but also the tragedy that war has brought to that ravaged country and those who fought there. Memories shift to another soldier in the family - great-grandfather's years in the trenches during WWI, and then grandfather's tour of duty during WWII. The young soldier also remembers those who did not return alive, but travelled home along the Highway of Heroes, honoured by silent observers. In this timely new book aimed at a younger audience than most, award-winning author and noted war historian Linda Granfield delivers a moving and honest portrayal of military service. Complemented by poignant, evocative artwork by acclaimed illustrator Brian Deines, this book is sure to provide insight and to inspire pride in families all across Canada.

One Was a Soldier Book
Score: 4
From 81 Ratings

One Was a Soldier

  • Author : Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1429920246

One Was a Soldier Book Description :

On a warm September evening in the Millers Kill community center, five veterans sit down in rickety chairs to try to make sense of their experiences in Iraq. What they will find is murder, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to one another and their small Adirondack town. The Rev. Clare Fergusson wants to forget the things she saw as a combat helicopter pilot and concentrate on her relationship with Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne. MP Eric McCrea needs to control the explosive anger threatening his job as a police officer. Will Ellis, high school track star, faces the reality of life as a double amputee. Orthopedist Trip Stillman is denying the extent of his traumatic brain injury. And bookkeeper Tally McNabb wrestles with guilt over the in-country affair that may derail her marriage. But coming home is harder than it looks. One vet will struggle with drugs and alcohol. One will lose his family and friends. One will die. Since their first meeting, Russ and Clare's bond has been tried, torn, and forged by adversity. But when he rules the veteran's death a suicide, she violently rejects his verdict, drawing the surviving vets into an unorthodox investigation that threatens jobs, relationships, and her own future with Russ. As the days cool and the nights grow longer, they will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny town to the upper ranks of the U.S. Army, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad. One Was a Soldier is "a surefire winner" (Booklist) and "Outstanding" (Library Journal)--Julia Spencer-Fleming at her best.

The Soldier s Guide Book

The Soldier s Guide

  • Author : Department of the Army
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9781634509572

The Soldier s Guide Book Description :

A comprehensive guide for the ultimate guardians of American freedom—the U.S. soldier. The Soldier’s Guide applies to every soldier in the Army—active, reserve, and National Guard—in every rank and specialty. It condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and other publications into one crucial volume. This manual describes the soldier’s role in the Army and the soldier’s obligations. Other subject areas are Army history, training, and professional development. This manual also describes standards in appearance and conduct and selected individual combat tasks that are important for every soldier to master. Written to answer the many questions asked by soldiers of all ranks in the Army, it covers everything from the history and traditions of the American military to training and service benefits. Find out about such ideals as The Warrior Ethos that drive soldiers during a mission and the Army’s values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and discipline. In addition, sections cover ethical reasoning, the basic principles of war, military courtesies, individual combat skills, and more. This guide will clarify and reinforce standards and help prepare any soldier to assume a leadership position. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a range of books for readers interested in military tactics and skills. We publish content provided by or of interest to the U.S. Army, Army Rangers, the U.S. Navy, Navy SEALs, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense. Our books cover topics such as survival, emergency medicine, weapons, guns, weapons systems, hand-to-hand combat, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.