Shadow Warriors: A History of the US Army Rangers (Google eBook)

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Osprey Publishing, Oct 4, 2011 - History - 336 pages
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No American military unit can claim as colorful and volatile a history as the Rangers, who have led the way in America's wars for well over 300 years. This book traces the Rangers from the time of Robert Rogers during the French-Indian War of the 18th century to the most recent combat operations in Iraq. With a focus on today's Army Rangers, who combine the rugged individualism of American frontiersmen with the finely honed ability to operate as a close-knit team, wreaking havoc behind enemy lines, this fascinating volume incorporates many first-hand accounts of dramatic Ranger actions by the combatants themselves.


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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
6
The Revolutionary War
22
Korea and Vietnam
62
PART II
91
Operations Eagle Claw and Urgent Fury
107
From Just Cause to Desert Storm
125
Somalia Operation Gothic Serpent
141
PART 111
162
Operation Enduring Freedom I
176
Operation Anaconda and Takur Ghar
192
Operation Iraqi Freedom
241
APPENDICES
262
ENDNOTES
310
INDEX
324
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About the author (2011)

Mir Bahmanyar received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Subsequently, he joined the US Army, serving with the 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a machine-gunner and training non-commissioned officer. Mir also created www.suasponte.com a website chronicling the history of the American Ranger. He is a feature film producer and screenwriter, recently completing the film Soldier of God (www.soldierofgod.net). He lives in Los Angeles.


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