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Blood Makes The Grass Grow Green

Author : Johnny Rico
ISBN : 9780307494184
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Outrageous, hilarious, and absolutely candid, Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green is Johnny Rico’s firsthand account of fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, a memoir that also reveals the universal truths about the madness of war. No one would have picked Johnny Rico for a soldier. The son of an aging hippie father, Johnny was overeducated and hostile to all authority. But when 9/11 happened, the twenty-six-year-old probation officer dropped everything to become an “infantry combat killer.” But if he’d thought that serving his country would be the kind of authentic experience a reader of The Catcher in the Rye would love, he quickly realized he had another thing coming. In Afghanistan he found himself living a Lord of the Flies existence among soldiers who feared civilian life more than they feared the Taliban–guys like Private Cox, a musical prodigy busy “planning his future poverty,” and Private Mulbeck, who didn’t know precisely which country he was in. Life in a combat zone meant carnage and courage–but it also meant tedious hours standing guard, punctuated with thoughtful arguments about whether Bea Arthur was still alive. Utterly uncensored and full of dark wit, Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green is a poignant, frightening, and heartfelt view of life in this and every man’s army. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding The U S Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Author : Beth Bailey
ISBN : 9781479826902
Genre : History
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Understanding the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is essential to understanding the United States in the first decade of the new millennium and beyond. These wars were pivotal to American foreign policy and international relations. They were expensive: in lives, in treasure, and in reputation. They raised critical ethical and legal questions; they provoked debates over policy, strategy, and war-planning; they helped to shape American domestic politics. And they highlighted a profound division among the American people: While more than two million Americans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many in multiple deployments, the vast majority of Americans and their families remained untouched by and frequently barely aware of the wars conducted in their name, far from American shores, in regions about which they know little. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan gives us the first book-length expert historical analysis of these wars. It shows us how they began, what they teach us about the limits of the American military and diplomacy, and who fought them. It examines the lessons and legacies of wars whose outcomes may not be clear for decades. In 1945 few Americans could imagine that the country would be locked in a Cold War with the Soviet Union for decades; fewer could imagine how history would paint the era. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan begins to come to grips with the period when America became enmeshed in a succession of “low intensity” conflicts in the Middle East. Instructor's Guide

Niche Wars

Author : John Blaxland
ISBN : 9781760464035
Genre : History
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Australia invoked the ANZUS Alliance following the Al Qaeda attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001. But unlike the calls to arms at the onset of the world wars, Australia decided to make only carefully calibrated force contributions in support of the US-led coalition campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why is this so? Niche Wars examines Australia’s experience on military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to 2014. These operations saw over 40 Australian soldiers killed and hundreds wounded. But the toll since has been greater. For Afghanistan and Iraq the costs are hard to measure. Why were these forces deployed? What role did Australia play in shaping the strategy and determining the outcome? How effective were they? Why is so little known about Australia’s involvement in these campaigns? What lessons can be learned from this experience? Niche Wars commences with a scene-setting overview of Australia’s military involvement in the Middle East over more than a century. It then draws on unique insights from many angles, across a spectrum of men and women, ranging from key Australian decision makers, practitioners and observers. The book includes a wide range of perspectives in chapters written by federal government ministers, departmental secretaries, service commanders, task force commanders, sailors, soldiers, airmen and women, international aid workers, diplomats, police, journalists, coalition observers and academics. Niche Wars makes for compelling reading but also stands as a reference work on how and why Australia became entangled in these conflicts that had devastating consequences. If lessons can be learned from history about how Australia uses its military forces, this book is where to find them.

The Valley Where The Grass Grows Green

Author : Bsn Skeoch
ISBN : 9781608441846
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Written by an experienced oncology nurse for cancer patients, families, and caregivers, The Valley Where the Grass Grows Green abounds with hope and encouragement while containing a wealth of practical medical information. The text is presented in two distinct but related parts; both sections are invaluable and can stand alone. Part I is a motivational, uplifting view of the human aspect of cancer, stressing the intrinsic worth of people in every phase of their lives. Its spiritual profundity is enriching for all cultures and philosophies. Part II gives a comprehensible overview of cancer, then walks the reader through the chemotherapy experience. Medical terms and concepts are explained, and indepth suggestions for preventing or coping with side effect are presented. This book is a must for the cancer community and is highly recommended for nursing and medical students, hospice families, support groups, seasoned health professionals, and introspective readers. In addition to the obvious benefits derived from the specialized health information in The Valley Where the Grass Grows Green, the book's joyful message of hope and purpose can contribute to the healing process. Science and healthcare professionals are increasingly recognizing the therapeutic value of spirituality as an adjunct to medicine in physical ailments. Replete with imagery and in an almost poetic style, the optimism that is imparted throughout this book is made credible by its realistic and informative approach. The book is designed to be short, with very short chapters, so as to appeal more readily to a wide audience in varying health circumstances, and it can be read repeatedly with new delight and insights each me. It is a perfect gift for anyone, whether touched by cancer or not. It is even a perfect gift to give yourself for a transforming, edifying, and expanding experience, a source of health information, spiritual enrichment, or simple enjoyment.

Tree Of Freedom

Author : Nelson Lowhim
Genre : Fiction
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Two Iraq war veterans, Rick and King, find the tortured body of King's sister in France. Already living a life of crime, they set out for revenge. Rick, however, is not so certain about this life. They were once honorable veterans of Iraq, now they have thrown society's concerns aside and gone off on their own. First it was crime, now it's murder. Rick's girlfriend, Coralie, wants him to stop. But how can he let his friend down? Torn between the two, between his past and his future, he must choose soon or else risk losing everything that matters in life. This novel dives into the dark hearts of men back from war. It's an honest psychological portrait of the violence that soldiers and nations have committed, and that can linger in their actions. Publisher's Note: 90% of the royalties from this book will go to charity. See for more information

Kelly Blue

Author : Peter Bowen
ISBN : UCSC:32106009540847
Genre : Humorous stories
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The raunchy, picaresque memoirs of Yellowstone Kelly--Indian fighter, adventurer, scout, and scoundrel--chronicles his frontier odyssey, secret missions for General Grant, and the colorful people he encounters along the way

2008 Novel Short Story Writer S Market

Author : Lauren Mosko
ISBN : 1582974985
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

2008 Writer S Market

Author : Robert Brewer
ISBN : 1582974969
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Incorporating all the great information writers have to come to expect for more than 80 years, this latest edition features higher profiles of its author interviews, five new market sections, and the most up-to-date market listings available to help readers find success.

2008 Writer S Market Deluxe Edition

Author : Robert Brewer
ISBN : 1582974977
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

2008 Guide To Literary Agents

Author : Chuck Sambuchino
ISBN : 1582975035
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada

March S Thesaurus Dictionary

Author : Francis Andrew March
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129721804
Genre : English language
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Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Author : Henry Martyn Field
ISBN : UOM:39015027781726
Genre : Southern States
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Save Our Planet

Author : Lonni Sue Johnson
ISBN : 0440294037
Genre : Nature
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Even though you are just one person who may have never done anything extraordinary before, you can change the world. Did you know: * Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to heat every home in the world for one year--free. * It takes twenty trees to keep one baby in disposable diapers for two years. * Of the billion pounds of pesticides used each year in the U.S., less than one percent reaches a pest. * The average American throws out their own weight in packaging every month. * If your office recycled one ton of the paper it uses, you'd be saving seventeen trees and keeping sixty pounds of air pollution out of the sky. There are hundreds of tips in this book, but don't let the numbers throw you. Even if you follow just one or two of the suggestions provided, tangible progress will be made towards restoring vitality to the Earth.

Poet Lore

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133690045
Genre : Drama
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The Virginia Quarterly Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B5289736
Genre : Little magazines
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The Shamrock

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ISBN : NYPL:33433088319359
Genre : English literature
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Monthly Literary Miscellany

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00319815A
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Monthly Literary Miscellany

Author : Daniel B. Quinby
ISBN : HARVARD:32044092835651
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The Best Of Texas Folk And Folklore 1916 1954

Author : Mody Coggin Boatright
ISBN : 1574410555
Genre : Social Science
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A representative anthology of Texas folklore from the first half of the twentieth century, including legends, ghost stories, songs, proverbs, and other writings.

A Matter Of Trust

Author : Mark Vakkur
ISBN : 0061000892
Genre : Fiction
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