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Gordon L. Rottman's US MACV-SOG RECONNAISSANCE TEAM IN VIETNAM (9781849085137, $18.95) offers insights into the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam SOG program, established in 1964 for conducting analysis of lessons learned in combat. In reality it was a classified task force that conducted secret missions in enemy territory--and this guide documents these missions. The experiences of these men are documented in detail in a title that uses photos and color art to accompany details on clothing, equipment, and military strategy and engagement. Wayne Stack's THE NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN WORLD WAR I (9781849085397, $17.95) tells the story of the war that reinforced New Zealand's national identity. It considers the courage and actions of New Zealanders who fought in the Middle East and on the Western Front, offering color illustrations and rare photos as it documents events. Any in-depth World War I or New Zealand history holding needs this! COLD WAR GONE HOT: WORLD WAR III 1986 (9781849085366, $24.95) offers gamers a fine alternative history where Reagan announces legislation that will outlaw Russia and make it ok to bomb them. US Missions, fire teams and squads, and scenarios from Cold War Gone Hot provide gamers with excellent scenarios for action. Rene Chartrand's THE SPANISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA 1700-1793 (9781849085977, $17.95) joins others in the 'Men at Arms' series and includes much previously unpublished information researched in Spanish, making this a unique in-depth coverage for any interested in the early Spanish Army. From participation in campaigns to battles, it includes rare manuscript images and color reconstructions and is a fine pick! Jim Moran's WAKE ISLAND 1941: A BATTLE TO MAKE THE GODS WEEP (9781849086035, $19.95) provides a fine survey of the Wake Island campaign, when the Japanese launched air attacks on an important American naval base still under construction in the Pacific. The Japanese then launched several invasion attempts on the island, making US forces surrender. This in-depth coverage surveys the 16-day siege of Wake Island and the battles for its occupation, and is an outstanding survey for any World War II collection. Color illustrations and strategy details abound. Mark Lardas' CSS ALABAMA VS. USS KEARSARGE: CHERBOURG 1864 (9781849084925, $17.95) provides a fine account of the battles between two warships during the American Civil War and is a fine pick for any Civil War collection. It considers ship design, battles, and the development of the Confederacy's forces, and covers three warship duels involving the two ships. A powerful survey, filled with strategic insights and illustrations! Julia Dye's BACKBONE: HISTORY, TRADITIONS, AND LEADERSHIP LESSONS OF MARINE CORPS NCOs (9781849085489, $24.95) discusses noncommissioned officers in the Marine Corps and how they operate. Fourteen leadership traits held by every NCO are analyzed in a title that pairs biographies and interviews with insights into the structure and unique approaches of Marine NCOs in a 'must' reference for any in-depth Marine collection. Mark E. Stille's TORA! TORA! TORA! PEARL HARBOR 1941 (9781849085090, $18.95) considers the political context of the attack on Pearl Harbor and operations on both sides, analyzing major confrontations, strategies, and including many maps, diagrams and vintage black and white and color illustrations throughout. As a detailed in-depth analysis of the event, this shouldn't be missed.
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Title Annotation:'US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam', 'The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I', 'Cold War Gone Hot: World War III 1986', 'The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793', 'Wake Island 1941: A Battle to Make the Gods Weep', 'CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864', 'Backbone: History, Traditions, and Leadership Lessons of Marine Corps NCOs' and 'Tora! Tora! Tora! Pearl Harbor 1941'
Publication:California Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Feb 1, 2012
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