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    Reminiscences by Douglas MacArthur

    Written in his own hand, and finished only weeks before his death, Reminiscences by General Douglas MacArthur spans more than half a century of modern history... Decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield, Reminiscences is a portrait of our most decorated military hero. It is the deeply moving final testament to a life of duty, honor, and service.

    The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-702) and index. 6

    Breakout by Martin Russ

    On General Douglas MacArthur 's orders, a force of 12,000 U.S. Marines were marching north to the Yalu river in late November 1950. These three regiments of the 1st Marine Division--strung out along eighty miles of a narrow mountain road--soon found themselves completely surrounded by 60,000 Chinese soldiers. Despite being given up for lost by the military brass, the 1st Marine Division fought its way out of the frozen mountains, miraculously taking thier dead and wounded with them as they ran the gauntlet of unceasing Chinese attacks. This is the gripping story that Martin Russ tells in his extraordinary book. Breakout is an unforgettable portrayal of the terror and courage of men as they face sudden death, making the bloody battles of the Korean hills and valleys come alive as they never have before.

    Helter Skelter by Vincent; Gentry, Curt Bugliosi

    "Afterword" dated: June 1994. Includes index.

    Fugitive Days by Bill Ayers

    Bill Ayers is the author of the acclaimed and controversial memoir Fugitive Days , its follow up Public Enemy , and many books on education, including To Teach , Teaching Toward Freedom , and A Kind and Just Parent . He is the founder of the Small Schools Workshop and was, until his retirement, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.

    This Kind Of War by T R Fehrenbach

    This Kind of War is the most comprehensive single-volume history of the Korean-American conflict that began in 1950 and is still affecting United States' foreign policy. Fifty years later, not only does this enlightening account give details of the tactics, infantrymen and equipment, but also chronicles the story of military and political unpreparedness that led to a profligate loss of American lives in Korea. The author T.R. Fehrenbach, an officer in the conflict, provides us with accounts of the combat situation that could only have been written by an eyewitness in the thick of the action. But what truly sets this book apart from other military memoirs is the piercing analysis of the global political maneuverings behind the brutal ground warfare that marked this bloody period of history, one which has been all but forgotten. Hailed as "a must for all soldiers and former soldiers" by an reviewer, This Kind of War restores the Korean War to its rightful place in American history -- as a touchstone for United States foreign engagement and a lesson for politicians ready to shed American blood on far-away soil.

    Sex and Rockets by John Carter

    In his short 37 years, John Whiteside "Jack" Parsons embodied at least several different roles in one tormented but glorious life.By day, Parsons' unorthodox genius created a solid rocket fuel that helped the Allies win World War II and NASA send spacecraft to the moon. Co-founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corporation, a lunar crater was named after Parsons.By night, Parsons called himself The Antichrist when he performed Aleister Crowley's Thelemic rituals to create a new sort of human being that would finally destroy Christianity.In a Pasadena mansion, the dark, handsome Parsons hosted soirees for the emerging literature of science fiction, visited by writers such as Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and none other than L. Ron Hubbard, who later founded the Church of Scientology. With Hubbard playing his "Scribe", Parsons enacted dark "Babalon" rituals to help foment a new occult age. Jack Parsons died suddenly in a huge, mysterious explosion that even today cannot be definitively explained. Was it murder? Suicide? Or just an accident?

    Masters Of Deceit by J Edgar Hoover

    Secret Warriors by Steven Emerson

    Hippie by Barry Miles

    Flight Of Jesse Leroy Brown by Theodore Taylor

    Picasso's Picassos by David Douglas Duncan

    Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch

    Brainwashing by Edward Hunter

    Die Nigger Die! by H Rap Brown

    Korean War by Max Hastings

    It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets -- including the Chinese -- Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home -- the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley -- and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam.

    Blowback by Christopher Simpson

    A Study Of Communism by J Edgar Hoover

    Winston S Churchill by Martin Gilbert

    The Coldest War by James Brady

    Woodstock Nation by Abbie Hoffman

    The Night Lives On by Walter Lord

    The Forgotten War by Clay Blair

    Billy Baldwin Decorates by Billy Baldwin

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