The Gulf War Chronicles: A Military History of the First War with Iraq

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iUniverse, Mar 18, 2008 - History - 280 pages
Extensively researched, painstakingly documented, and dedicated to the courageous men and women who fought and served in the First War with Iraq, this is a factual military history of Operation Desert Storm-and the only readable and thorough chronicle of the entire war.

From the first night of battle to Day Two, when Saddam struck back, to G Day and the eventual cease-fire, accomplished military historian Richard S. Lowry delivers a detailed, day-by-day account of each battle and every military encounter leading up to the liberation of Kuwait.

Desert Storm was a war of many firsts: America's first four-dimensional war; the first time in military history that a submerged submarine attacked a land target; the Marine Corps' first combat air strikes from an amphibious assault ship; the first time in the history of warfare that a soldier surrendered to a robot; and more. And it was an overwhelming victory for the United States and its allies.

Intentionally presented without political commentary and ending with a complete listing of the heroic Americans killed in Desert Storm as well as a battle timeline, glossary, bibliography, and resources, The Gulf War Chronicles provides a much-needed understanding of the nature of modern-day, high-tech warfare and honors America's collective resolve and commitment to freedom.

 

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A highly readable blow-by-blow account of the first Iraq War.Lowry, a chip designer for an aerospace firm when the Gulf War began in 1991, was dissatisfied with the level of information available ... Read full review

Contents

SADDAM STRIKES BACK
10
BATTLE IN THE SKIES
17
WHITTLING DOWN SADDAM
24
THE BATTLE OF KHAFJI
41
PRELUDE TO THE ONSLAUGHT
49
THE GATHERING STORM
68
THE EIGHT DAYS OF THE 100HOUR
81
G DAY
98
THE BATTLE OF THE 73rd EASTING
157
CRUSHING THE REPUBLICAN GUARD
175
MOPPING UP
186
THE CEASE FIRE
202
EPILOGUE
219
Appendix A AMERICANS KILLED IN DESERT STORM
225
AppendixB DESERT STORM ORDER OF BATTLE
243
ACRONYM GLOSSARY
281

G + 1
123
THE MOTHER OF ALL DEFEATS
140

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Richard S. Lowry is an internationally recognized military historian, entrepreneur, eleventh-generation American, and author of Marines in the Garden of Eden and New Dawn. He proudly served in the United States Nuclear Submarine Service during the Vietnam War and participated in the development of the Apache Helicopter?s Night Vision System. Lowry and his wife, Vickye, currently live in Northern Virginia.

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