The Only Thing Worth Dying For

The Only Thing Worth Dying For
Author : Eric Blehm
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2010-01-19
ISBN 10 : 9780061959790
ISBN 13 : 0061959790
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Thing Worth Dying For Book Description:

Eric Blehm, author of the award-winning The Last Season, is back with another true adventure story, The Only Thing Worth Dying For. Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the untold story of the team of Green Berets led by Captain Jason Amerine that conquered the Taliban and helped bring Hamid Karzai to power in Afghanistan. In the tradition of Black Hawk Down, The Only Thing Worth Dying For is, in the words of former Congressman Charlie Wilson (from Charlie Wilson's War), "the one book you must read if you have any hope of understanding what our fine American soldiers are up against in Afghanistan."

Legend

Legend
Author : Eric Blehm
Publisher : Crown
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2015-04-28
ISBN 10 : 9780804139526
ISBN 13 : 0804139520
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legend Book Description:

The true story of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and a Green Beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On May 2, 1968, a twelve-man Special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia—where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn’t know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never before published, as well as recently discovered archival, and declassified military records, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez’s life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, and the story of one of the many unsung heroes of the war.

Relentless Strike

Relentless Strike
Author : Sean Naylor
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2015-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781466876224
ISBN 13 : 1466876220
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relentless Strike Book Description:

The New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2015 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets. Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.

Things Worth Dying For

Things Worth Dying For
Author : Charles J. Chaput
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2021-03-16
ISBN 10 : 9781250239778
ISBN 13 : 125023977X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Worth Dying For Book Description:

With a balance of wisdom, candor, and scholarly rigor the beloved archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia takes on life’s central questions: why are we here, and how can we live and die meaningfully? In Things Worth Dying For, Chaput delves richly into our yearning for God, love, honor, beauty, truth, and immortality. He reflects on our modern appetite for consumption and individualism and offers a penetrating analysis of how we got here, and how we can look to our roots and our faith to find purpose each day amid the noise of competing desires. Chaput examines the chronic questions of the human heart; the idols and false flags we create; and the nature of a life of authentic faith. He points to our longing to live and die with meaning as the key to our search for God, our loyalty to nation and kin, our conduct in war, and our service to others. Ultimately, with compelling grace, he shows us that the things worth dying for reveal most powerfully the things worth living for.

The Heart Whispers

The Heart Whispers
Author : Sage Gordon-Davis
Publisher :
Total Pages : 82
Release : 2021-03-29
ISBN 10 : 9798554765681
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart Whispers Book Description:

Eros is not the only love. Poems of love and longing fill the pages of this second book of poetry from Sage Gordon-Davis. The search for love in all its forms from physical attraction to self love is the theme of this book. love matters it is all that matters it's the only thing worth fighting for worth dying for everything else is transient friends are love family is love you are love and love is all that matters Let this collection of poems fill you with joy as you explore the many forms that love can take.

Worth Dying For

Worth Dying For
Author : Kory M. Shrum
Publisher : Timberlane Press
Total Pages : 330
Release : 2016-05-02
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worth Dying For Book Description:

With enough power coursing through your veins, it's hard to remember whose side you're on. Jesse Sullivan's father commands a dark and terrible army under the guise of beloved church leader. Jesse and her friends must hide deep undercover for fear of arrest or murder by his faithful followers. Their every move brings risk of discovery. And when your enemy can control minds and teleport at will, there isn't a single place in the world where you can hide... Worth Dying For is the fifth book in the "smart, imaginative, and insanely addictive" urban fantasy series. The books do not have to be read in order, but the author recommends it!

Fearless

Fearless
Author : Eric Blehm
Publisher : WaterBrook
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2012-05-22
ISBN 10 : 9780307730718
ISBN 13 : 0307730719
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fearless Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER, GOLD AWARD—Over 500,000 copies sold! Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents. But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U.S. Navy SEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers, and friends. Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.

The Last Season

The Last Season
Author : Eric Blehm
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN 10 : 9780061869990
ISBN 13 : 0061869996
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Season Book Description:

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.

Worth Dying for

Worth Dying for
Author : Lee Child
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 510
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9780553825497
ISBN 13 : 0553825496
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worth Dying for Book Description:

Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in an explosive follow-up to the cliffhanger ending of 61 Hours. Has Jack Reacher finally met his match? 61 Hours ended with Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. Was that really the end of the road for the maverick loner? Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write - a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.

Dear Nicole I Love You Chair

Dear Nicole  I Love You Chair
Author : Jerry Bongard
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2010-05
ISBN 10 : 9781452010472
ISBN 13 : 1452010471
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Nicole I Love You Chair Book Description:

"I'm seriously considering not going to Church and not reading the Bible any more. They are too judgmental!" That was my granddaughter Nicole, age 20,defending her gay and her non-Christian friends. This book is our conversation about that statement, agreeing that people often divide into us against them rather than living in love or compassion. But there is a solution, one examined in depth in a series of letters to Nicole. The story of Adam and Eve is taken as a symbolic creation story, one that has supported a Patriarchal view of women. A new interpretation of this story provides support for viewing men and women as equals rather than women as submissive to men. This interpretation changes a mindset that has influenced the Western World for 2000 years. The book indicates the importance of living out our best ideals and the recognition that all human life is of enormous value because we are all created in the Image of God.