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

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Osprey Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - History - 336 pages
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No American military unit can claim as colorful and volatile a military history as the 75th Ranger Regiment. From its guiding principles first written down by Robert Rogers during the French and Indian War of the 18th century to the most recent combat operations in Iraq, Rangers have led the way in America's wars for well over 300 years. Today's Army Rangers 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 book takes an in-depth look at the most fearsome warriors of the most powerful army in the world, tracing their history and lineage back to the early days of colonial America.

  

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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
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

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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