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  • Dinner with the Smileys (HB)

    Dinner with the Smileys (HB) HARDCOVER EDIITON One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime The week before Thanksgiving 2011, Dustin Smiley left for a yearlong military deployment. Soon after, his son, Ford, 11, invited Sen. Susan Collins to fill his dad's chair at dinner. On January 3, 2012, Sen. Collins came to dinner...and brought brownies. So began Dinner with the Smileys , nationally syndicated columnist Sarah Smiley's 52-week commitment to fill her husband's place at the family

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  • Shadow Warriors (HB)

    Shadow Warriors (HB) HARDCOVER EDITION The Untold Stories of American Special Operations During WWII In the nearly seven decades following World War II, the heroes of the Allied Forces have been rendered ageless through portrayals transforming their overseas triumphs into household tales. Books, films, and video games have reiterated the stories of such famed American units as Merrill's Marauders and Darby's Rangers. Some of World War II's most important missions, however, were also the most secretive: they

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  • Handbook for Marine NCO's, 5th Ed (HB)

    Handbook for Marine NCO's, 5th Ed (HB) While this thoroughly revised fifth edition reflects all of the many changes in the organization of the Corps, it continues to focus on helping Marine NCOs "make the most of their chevrons and...get ahead in the corps." Practical and easy to use, it is the only reference that provides fast access to all of the many official military regulations and instructions that an NCO needs to know. Its sound advice and up-to-date information on military matters help new NCOs

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  • Spouse Calls (PB)

    Spouse Calls (PB) PAPERBACK EDITION Messages from a Military Life Since 2007, renowned journalist Terri Barnes has been a touchstone for readers of Stars and Stripes through her popular weekly column, Spouse Calls . In Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life , Terri continues to bridge generations with a "best of" collection sure to touch the hearts and homes of every reader. From her own kitchen table to Capitol Hill, Terri takes readers beyond the headlines and homecoming videos for an inside look at

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  • Once A Marine (PB)

    Once A Marine (PB) SOFTCOVER EDITION Long awaited and well worth it. This exceptional Marine, whose career covered almost 40 years of adventure, tells his story with a quiet competence that only makes it more effective. If you're looking for buried skeletons or sensational disclosures, however, you'll be disappointed. If, instead, you're looking for the logic lying behind some of the decisions of great and lasting significance for the Corps, you'll be satisfied and fascinated. His story begins in

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  • Recipes From Across the World

    Recipes From Across the World This cookbook contains a collection of recipes from different parts of the world as well as traditional American recipes. Some are reflections of the contributor's heritage and some are a result of their experiences abroad. You will also find recipes that have just become favorites in the individual's culinary repertoire. It is our hope that this cookbook will further support the Fund's mission of standing by those who have served our country with courage and enormous

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  • Kentucky Marine (HB)

    Kentucky Marine (HB) HARDCOVER EDITION Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Major General Logan Feland (1869-1936) played a major role in the development of the modern Marine Corps. Highly decorated for his heroic actions during the battle of Belleau Wood in World War I, Feland led the hunt for rebel leader Augusto César Sandino during the Nicaraguan revolution from 1927 to 1929 - an operation that helped to establish the Marines' reputation in

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  • First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List

    First Lady of The Marine Corps (FLOTMC) Recommended Reading List , is not intended to tell people what they should read, but to make military family books more available on Marine Corps installations. Why a FLOTMC Recommended Reading List? Bonnie Amos said she had “one of those aha moments” while discussing books for military families with her husband: Why not create a recommended reading list for military spouses, and make the books available at base libraries and exchanges? An “aha moment” for this Marine

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  • The Lion's Gate (HB)

    The Lion's Gate (HB) HARDCOVER EDITION On the Front Lines of the Six Day War June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation's southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt's President Nasser has declared that the Arab

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  • Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War Hero (PB)

    Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez, Vietnam War Hero (PB) PAPERBACK EDITION Forewords by Bill Richardson and Captain Charles Stuppard At the age of 21, Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez was killed during the Tet Offensive in Hue City, Vietnam. For his actions defending his platoon that day, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Later, in 1996, in honor of his actions a U.S. Navy warship, the USS Gonzalez , was named after him. This biography, an outgrowth of the author's 2006 book, When the River

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