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    • Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

    • By: Dakota Meyer, Bing West
    • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685

    In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out 100 men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, 21 year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Memoir

    • By Jean on 06-26-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • No True Glory

    • A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level (senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines) No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex, and often costly, interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a must read book!

    • By Todd on 12-06-05
    • A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 09-23-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 359 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • One Million Steps

    • A Marine Platoon at War
    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand, the fifty Marines of 3rd Platoon fought in Sangin, the most dangerous district in all of Afghanistan. So heavy were the casualties that the Secretary of Defense offered to pull the Marines out. Instead, they pushed forward. Each Marine in 3rd Platoon patrolled two and a half miles a day for six months - a total of One Million Stepsin search of a ghostlike enemy that struck without warning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humbling

    • By David T. on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Beyond Bin Laden

    • America and the Future of Terror
    • By: Jon Meacham (editor), James A. Baker III, Karen Hughes, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Gayle Humphrey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in American history - an enemy who brought the United States what President George W. Bush called “a day of fire”, and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took a decade of blood and sacrifice, of determination and frustration, but finally, in a nighttime raid at the end of a dirt road in Pakistan, the hunt for Bin Laden ended with a gunshot. It was a dramatic climax to a long and painful chapter. But now what?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scary Times That We're Living In.....

    • By James on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Village

    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Few American battles have been so extended, savage, and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such "Combined Action Platoons" (CAPs) are not a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of 15 resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought, and died; and why the villagers remember them to this day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable read!

    • By Jonathan P. Showalter on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • No True Glory

    • A Frontline Account
    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level (senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines) No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex, and often costly, interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping portrayal

    • By edward w odonnell on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Obama's Endless War

    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    How, specifically, does the Obama administration plan to destroy ISIS? Here’s an answer from a Pentagon spokesman: "By degrading them in Phase One and then dismantling them in Phase Two, we believe that that will set us up for Phase Three, which, of course, is the ultimate defeat of this enemy." There are two problems with that approach. First, the administration has ruled out the use of US troops in combat - which means that dismantling the enemy is unlikely, never mind defeating it.

    Regular price: $1.95