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Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, H...
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One of our most acclaimed historians explores the decorated military service of one of America's most intriguing politicians - the leading Democratic presidential candidate for 2004 - and its profound effects on his career and lifeIn Tour of Duty, Brinkley explores Senator John Kerry's career and deftly deals with such explosive issues as US atrocities in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia. Using new information acquired from the recently released Nixon tapes, Brinkley reveals how White House aides Charles Colson and H.R. Haldeman tried to discredit Kerry. Refusing to be intimidated, Kerry started running for public office, eventually becoming a US Senator from Massachusetts.Covering more than four decades, this is the first full-scale definitive account of Kerry's journey from war to peace. In writing this riveting, action-packed narrative, Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews with virtually everyone who knew Kerry well in Vietnam. Kerry also relegated to Brinkley his letters home from Vietnam and his voluminous "war notes" journals, notebooks, and personal reminiscences written during and shortly after the war. This material was provided without restriction, to be used at Brinkley's discretion, and has never before been published. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000747/bk_harp_000747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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VA Disability Benefits for Vietnam Veterans!: A...
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The cost of the Vietnam War is painfully represented by a Vietnam Memorial that lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died overseas. However, the wall does not document any of the estimated 2.8 million US vets who were exposed to poisonous chemicals while serving and later died; sadly, we continue to lose these Veterans at an exponential rate.  When I was serving as a veterans service officer, I found that a vast majority of our Vietnam-era brethren were so negatively impacted by the war and the treatment they received during and after their service that they wanted nothing more to do with the military or VA upon their separation. However, now that many Veterans from that era are becoming sick and facing their own mortality due to their exposure to Agent Orange, they now are begrudgingly beginning to explore what benefits are available to them and their family. If this describes you, then this book is an important tool in addressing those concerns.My name is Rick Blair, and I served nearly 27 years in the US Air Force and then another 10 years in my “second career” as a veterans service officer (VSO). Now for my third and hopefully final “career”, I plan on taking it easy and writing books to continue my advocacy for Veterans, because the knowledge I gained during those 10 years as a VSO, I believe, is far too important NOT to continue sharing with other disabled veterans.As a VSO, I spent four years advocating for veterans' benefits at the St. Petersburg VA regional office, another four and a half years working with patients at the James H. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, and then the last year and a half providing community-based advocacy for our veterans in and around Sumter County, Florida. As a result of this experience, I not only became familiar with VA law and the VA disability claims and appeals processes, I learned the procedural matrices the decision makers (raters, decision review officers, and judges) utilize to ad 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sutherland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125135/bk_acx0_125135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Reach for More: A Journey from Loss to Love AND...
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What should have been a normal life path of childhood, college, and military service took a major detour for David Szumowski in 1969 in Vietnam. After 40 days leading his Army tank platoon, Szumowski's life changed. Whatever path in life he thought he would have, he now confronted a life without sight.  This is a memoir of one person's challenges with coping, emotional distress, finding a career, accepting the hand that was dealt, finding love and a life partner, and a successful legal career. This remarkable story of one man's resilience, perseverance, faith, and courage is inspiring. You will experience a range of emotions as you understand how one person lives with loss. Reach for More is truly an encouraging testament to faith and the human spirit!  I envisioned a steady path through life seeking success and happiness. The Vietnam War nearly derailed me from those goals. My faith, family, friendships, opportunities, and determination helped me to overcome obstacles and realize a satisfying life . This is my story of achievement by never giving up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Indiviglia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156804/bk_acx0_156804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Memoir of a Cold War Soldier , Hörbuch, Digital...
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Fifty years after America's involvement in the Korean War began, Richard E. Mack's memories of his time spent on the front lines are still strong and clear. A career soldier, Mack served in the U.S. Army until 1976, when he retired as a colonel. In Memoir of a Cold War Soldier, he recalls his service in front-line combat infantry units in Korea and Vietnam as a rifle platoon leader, adviser, and battalion commander. His accounts, perceptions, and observations of the military culture are incisive and candid. Colonel Mack comments on the lack of U.S. preparedness in Korea and, using his observations, combat experiences, analysis, and subsequent study, on the inadequate military and political leadership of the time. He discusses the tasks and challenges army platoon leaders faced in Korea, the problems and concerns battalion commanders confronted in Vietnam, and the uncertainty facing all soldiers during the Cold War. This book will be of special interest to those who served in Korea and Vietnam, but anyone with an interest in military culture and history will find Memoir of a Cold War Soldier a valuable source. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025728/bk_acx0_025728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Art of Peace , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 546min
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Smedley Butler, the most decorated marine in US history, said, "War is a racket". Follow the experiences of one of the most highly decorated veterans of the Vietnam War and see the conclusion he came to about the warfare state. The book will take you through his military career. He discusses both what he did during his time in service and comments on the state of endless wars the US finds itself embroiled in today. Empires end when they begin to enter into military adventurism. At that point either the empire goes into bankruptcy or another country defeats it in war. There are no other alternatives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078290/bk_acx0_078290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Grand Tour , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 651min
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A bitingly funny, smart, and moving road novel about two hapless lost souls - an alcoholic Vietnam veteran turned best-selling author and his awkward, shy college-student superfan - who form an unlikely connection on the world's most disastrous book tour. Richard Lazar is advancing in years but regressing in life. After a career as a literary novelist that has ground to a halt and landed him in a trailer in Phoenix, Richard is surprised to find sudden success publishing a gritty memoir about his service in Vietnam. Sent on a book tour by his publishing house, Richard encounters his biggest (and really only) fan: an awkward, despondent student named Vance with issues of his own - an absentee father, a depressive mother, his own acute shyness. Soon Vance has volunteered to chauffeur Richard for the rest of the book tour, and the two embark on a disastrous but often hilarious cross-country trip. When things go wrong, Richard and Vance forge an unlikely bond between two misanthropes whose mutual insecurities and disdain for the world force both to look at each other and their lives in a more meaningful way. As they reach the end of the book tour, The Grand Tour ultimately becomes a moving tale of unlikely friendship that should catapult Adam O'Fallon Price into the company of such masters of all-American dyspepsia as Sam Lipsyte, David Gates, and Walter Kirn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008993/bk_blak_008993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Known and Unknown: A Memoir, Hörbuch, Digital, ...
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Like Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown pulls no punches. With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history: his experiences growing up during the Depression and World War II, his time as a Naval aviator; his service in Congress starting at age 30; his cabinet-level positions in the Nixon and Ford White Houses; his assignments in the Reagan administration; and his years as a successful business executive in the private sector. Rumsfeld addresses the challenges and controversies of his illustrious career, from the unseating of the entrenched House Republican leader in 1965, to helping the Ford administration steer the country away from Watergate and Vietnam, to bruising battles over transforming the military for the 21st century, to the war in Iraq, to confronting abuse at Abu Ghraib and allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay. Along the way, he offers his plainspoken, first-hand views and often humorous and surprising anecdotes about some of the world's best-known figures, from Margaret Thatcher to Saddam Hussein, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, from Elvis Presley to Dick Cheney, and each American president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush. Rumsfeld relies not only on his memory but also on previously unreleased and recently declassified documents. Thousands of pages of documents not yet seen by the public will be made available on an accompanying website. Known and Unknown delivers both a fascinating narrative for today's listeners and an unprecedented resource for tomorrow's historians. Donald Rumsfeld is donating his proceeds from sales of Known and Unknown to military charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Rumsfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001649/bk_peng_001649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Known and Unknown: A Memoir , Hörbuch, Digital,...
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Like Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown pulls no punches. With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history: his experiences growing up during the Depression and World War II, his time as a Naval aviator; his service in Congress starting at age 30; his cabinet-level positions in the Nixon and Ford White Houses; his assignments in the Reagan administration; and his years as a successful business executive in the private sector. Rumsfeld addresses the challenges and controversies of his illustrious career, from the unseating of the entrenched House Republican leader in 1965, to helping the Ford administration steer the country away from Watergate and Vietnam, to bruising battles over transforming the military for the 21st century, to the war in Iraq, to confronting abuse at Abu Ghraib and allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay. Along the way, he offers his plainspoken, first-hand views and often humorous and surprising anecdotes about some of the world's best-known figures, from Margaret Thatcher to Saddam Hussein, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, from Elvis Presley to Dick Cheney, and each American president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush. Rumsfeld relies not only on his memory but also on previously unreleased and recently declassified documents. Thousands of pages of documents not yet seen by the public will be made available on an accompanying website. Known and Unknown delivers both a fascinating narrative for today's listeners and an unprecedented resource for tomorrow's historians. Donald Rumsfeld is donating his proceeds from sales of Known and Unknown to military charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Rumsfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001638/bk_peng_001638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat's Guide ...
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The Emmy award-winning news anchor of Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and co-host of the talk show Outnumbered shares the lessons she learned growing up in a military family paying homage to the military ideals that shaped her and showing how everyone can benefit from bringing the wisdom of military service into their lives. Born into a military family, Harris Faulkner revered her father, a decorated career officer who served three tours of duty in Vietnam and raised his children with the values and ideals of the US military. Accompanying him from posting to posting, young Harris experienced firsthand how success in life was rooted in the knowledge, integrity, and leadership that came from her military surroundings. Indeed, these formative lessons in leadership and work ethic became the guiding principles for her career as a journalist, lessons she credits with her rise to become one of the top hosts on Fox News. Now, she shares the advice, wisdom, and tools that she absorbed through her military upbringing, examining how these ideals have shaped her professional and personal outlook and how everyone can incorporate them into their own lives. Using her father’s career as the backdrop to her experience, she explores the lessons in courage, duty, patriotism, and responsibility that helped her succeed, demonstrating the truth to the axiom that in military families everyone serves - together. Along the way she also interviews current and former military families, generals and other officers, and tells stories from her father’s career to illuminate how and why the message and mission of the military is so effective at changing lives both on and off the battlefield. This instructive book, part memoir, part motivational life guide, reminds us of our most important values - the keys to a successful life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007478/bk_harp_007478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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