Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe in the words of the men themselves, and perhaps the most honest and brutal account of combat possible on the printed page.

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743213295

Category: History

Page: 384

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Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick O'Donnell's Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe in the words of the men themselves, and perhaps the most honest and brutal account of combat possible on the printed page. For more than fifty years the individual stories that make up this narrative -- shockingly frank reflections of sacrifice and courage -- have been bottled up, buried, or circulated privately. Now, nearing the ends of their lives, our WWII soldiers have at last unburdened themselves. Beyond Valor recaptures their hidden history. A pioneering oral historian, Patrick O'Donnell used his award-winning website, The Drop Zone, to solicit oral- and "e-histories" from individual soldiers. Gradually, working from within the community, O'Donnell convinced some of the war's most battle-hardened soldiers to tell their stories. The result is WWII seen through the eyes of the men who saw the most intense of its action. O'Donnell focuses on the elite units of the war -- the Rangers, Airborne, and 1st Special Service Force -- troops that spearheaded the most dangerous operations and often made the difference between victory and defeat. From more than 650 interviews O'Donnell has chosen oral- and e-histories that form a seamless story line, a pointillistic history of the war in Europe from the first parachute drops in North Africa through the final battles in Germany and the long trip home. It is the story of the war not discussed in polite company. O'Donnell presents the wreckage of entire battalions nearly annihilated, invisible personal scars, and haunting revelations of wartime atrocities. But more important are the men who recount lives risked without hesitation for comrades and cause, and those who did not return: the friends who died in their arms. Their stories remind all of us that victory came only at the highest price. Remembering the infamous cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc, bloody Omaha Beach, the bitter fighting at the Battle of the Bulge, and Hill 400 in the Hürtgen Forest, the soldiers reveal war as seen, heard, and smelled by the GIs on the front line. Also included is the unique story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, and the trailblazing African-American "Experimental" Test Platoon that had to fight its own battle behind the lines. Beyond Valor captures the truths that exist among soldiers. It is one of the most inspiring accounts of the war ever produced.
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Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor is an inspiring true story of heroism aboard a B-29 Superfortress in the skies over Japan during World War II. In a swift moment of instinctive reaction, Red Erwin selflessly saved the lives of many, and for his courage ...

Author: Jon Erwin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400216840

Category: History

Page: 240

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Beyond Valor is one soldier’s extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion. "Amazing...A thrilling and poignant story of patriotism that all Americans can be stirred, moved, and encouraged by." -- Gary Sinise On April 12, 1945, a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission was simple: stop World War II by burning the cities, factories, and military bases of the Japanese em­pire, thereby forcing an unconditional surren­der. Yet the mission did not go as planned. On board one of the B-29s, the City of Los Angeles, a phosphorus bomb detonated inside the plane. Staff Sergeant Henry E. “Red” Erwin absorbed the blast of burning phosphorus yet managed to throw overboard the still-flaming bomb, be­fore collapsing from the third-degree burns over much of his body. Breaking protocol, the plane diverted to a military hospital at Iwo Jima. President Truman quickly ordered that Erwin be awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest honor of the American military, before the young airman died of his wounds. There was just one problem: no Medals of Honor were available in the entire Pacific theater. General Curtis LeMay dispatched a squad of airmen on a 1,000-mile mission to smash their way into a display case and steal a medal to give to Erwin before time ran out. Meanwhile, Red’s courageous young bride set out on her own mission, one of against-all-odds healing. Her success would determine the fate of the twenty-three-year-old warrior--and years later make possible the birth of the book's author: their grandson, Jon Erwin. Drawn from in-depth interviews with eyewitnesses and deep archival research, Beyond Valor is an extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion.
Categories: History

Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Dear Reader, I'm thrilled to announce that Beyond Valor opens a new series encompassing many military romances to come in Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin HQN. This story features continuing characters from BlackJaguar Squadron ...

Author: Lindsay McKenna

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373278091

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Luke Collier knows his duty. A marine corps combat medic, his job is to save lives--not satisfy his own desires. Megan Trayhern is his corpsman, but the beautiful redhead can't be anything more. Megan has her own mission. While she doles out medical care in the nearby village, she's also gathering intel. ... She needs to focus--and be careful--and the growing passion she feels for Luke can only put them both at risk. Honor binds them both, but the heart gives its own orders"--P. [4] of cover.
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The Last Cavalryman

The Last Cavalryman

O'Donnell, Beyond Valor, 6; Black, Rangers in World War II, 23–24. LKT Papers, memoranda, commando “ranger training” instructor comments to Truscott, n.d. D'Este, Eisenhower, 303–304, 306–307; Truscott, Command Missions, 45.

Author: Harvey Ferguson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806149691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In this biography of Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., author Harvey Ferguson tells the story of how Truscott—despite his hardscrabble beginnings, patchy education, and questionable luck— not only made the rank of army lieutenant general, earning a reputation as one of World War II’s most effective officers along the way, but was also given an honorary promotion to four-star general seven years after his retirement.
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Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Charlie wants a normal life, to just be one of the guys, and he thinks he's learned to balance his magical nature.

Author: S. M. Savoy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1947122282

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Charlie wants a normal life, to just be one of the guys, and he thinks he's learned to balance his magical nature. He's making friends and enemies at the Naval Academy, and while he has problems, they all seem mundane in nature, but his magic has needs of its own. Needs it makes known with a vengeance when he leaves the zone to do his first tour on an aircraft carrier.Unable to reach him, the magic tries to make another warrior; first through the magical lightning that transformed them, and then the old-fashioned way. But the magic doesn¿t know how to make a baby and its attempts end in disaster.And Charlie learns actions and inactions have consequences¿And when you possess magic, those consequences can change the world.
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FCC Record

FCC Record

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Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

In Beyond Valor lies the truth.

Author: Sherry Jenkins

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 164182963X

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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In Beyond Valor lies the truth. In the city known as Etin, people come to be at peace and make an honest living under the queen's rule. At the edge of this city, in a tavern deep in the forest, the queen sets an appointment with one of her loyalists: Bandit Shadow, known to many for his skills in battle. His name comes hard earned, even stolen from some of his victims. This meeting produces two more knights, Exo and Strawberry, and together they hunt for the elusive Templars to help restore the kingdom to its former glory. But this journey to find the most elite of knights is anything but smooth sailing. Betrayal, love, and other obstacles must be overcome on their way to the palace of the king. Many do not want the Templars resurrected, but these brave knights would give their all, if needed, to be of service to their queen.
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Dog Company

Dog Company

(OH); O'Donnell, Beyond Valor, 175. 152 “Will you lead us to . . . .” . . . “in case they were lying to me.” Ibid. 153 “Get on the radio and contact Colonel Rudder to lift all artillery fire and planes, all fire on the fort.

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306821592

Category: History

Page: 288

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An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion, D Company -- Dog Company -- who made that difference, time and again. From D-Day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the thickly forested slopes of Hill 400, in Germany's Hü Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field, captured the crucial hill, and held it against all odds. In each battle, the men of Dog Company made the difference. Dog Company is their unforgettable story -- thoroughly researched and vividly told by acclaimed combat historian Patrick K. O'Donnell -- a story of extraordinary bravery, courage, and determination. America had many heroes in World War II, but few can say that, but for them, the course of the war may have been very different. The right men, in the right place, at the right time -- Dog Company.
Categories: History

Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Her success would determine the fate of the twenty-three-year-old warrior--and years later make possible the birth of the book's author: their grandson, Jon Erwin.

Author: Jon Erwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1400216869

Category:

Page: 240

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Beyond Valor is one soldier's extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion. "Amazing...A thrilling and poignant story of patriotism that all Americans can be stirred, moved, and encouraged by." -- Gary Sinise On April 12, 1945, a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission was simple: stop World War II by burning the cities, factories, and military bases of the Japanese em-pire, thereby forcing an unconditional surren-der. Yet the mission did not go as planned. On board one of the B-29s, the City of Los Angeles, a phosphorus bomb detonated inside the plane. Staff Sergeant Henry E. "Red" Erwin absorbed the blast of burning phosphorus yet managed to throw overboard the still-flaming bomb, be-fore collapsing from the third-degree burns over much of his body. Breaking protocol, the plane diverted to a military hospital at Iwo Jima. President Truman quickly ordered that Erwin be awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest honor of the American military, before the young airman died of his wounds. There was just one problem: no Medals of Honor were available in the entire Pacific theater. General Curtis LeMay dispatched a squad of airmen on a 1,000-mile mission to smash their way into a display case and steal a medal to give to Erwin before time ran out. Meanwhile, Red's courageous young bride set out on her own mission, one of against-all-odds healing. Her success would determine the fate of the twenty-three-year-old warrior--and years later make possible the birth of the book's author: their grandson, Jon Erwin. Drawn from in-depth interviews with eyewitnesses and deep archival research, Beyond Valor is an extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion.
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Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Major Mitchell Barraka is ordered to lead a group of Italian partisans in a desperate attempt to rescue 300 Jews from the Nazis

Author: Frank Geron

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 0821714252

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 691

Major Mitchell Barraka is ordered to lead a group of Italian partisans in a desperate attempt to rescue 300 Jews from the Nazis
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CHASE THE CLOUDS

CHASE THE CLOUDS

... of the Storm Beyond the Limit Silent Witness Enemy Mine Firstborn Morgan's Honor Morgan's Legacy An Honorable Woman ... Beyond Valor #1739 Course of Action/“Out of Harm's Way” #1775 Silhouette Romantic Suspense Love Me Before Dawn ...

Author: Lindsay McKenna

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460317815

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 565

RANCHER TO THE RESCUE Sam Reese always got his way. When time came to collect on a debt, he didn't care whose toes were stepped on. He might be as stubborn as one of his own untested stallions, but he knew the value of a man's promise. One glance at Dany Daguerre told Sam she had no intention of honoring her ex-husband's contract. Especially if it involved riding a spitfire horse in a proper competition. Yet Sam offered her the chance to save her ranch—if she'd share his impetuous dream of winning. A dream Sam unexpectedly found included a faithful promise of love.…
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The 11 11 Code

The 11 11 Code

Iwas pleased by the coincidence, though I still had not seen 11:11 appearing for a while. There were two roads back to Valor from Picena, the high road and the low road. Itook the high roadand drove beyond Valor to the natural springs.

Author: Hilary H. Carter

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780990866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Have you ever looked at the clock and been surprised at how often it says 11.11 or 2.22 or 3.33? The 11:11 Code tells the story of yoga teacher Hilary Carter, who was brave enough to follow the coincidences around numbers to see what would happen. To her amazement the number signs, in particular 11.11, led her to buy an ancient convent in Andalucia, Spain. The problems this led her to were in a different league to the normal restoring old continental properties so common on our TV screens today. Her financial backer died, her first builder ended up in prison and her second builder was paralyzed in a tragic accident. But that scratches the surface. Formerly a home to the Knights Templar, the building was both haunted and seemed to have a will of its own.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Author: Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:301811348

Category: Medal of Honor

Page: 6

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Courage and Valor Above and Beyond

Courage and Valor  Above and Beyond

This is his first book This book is dedicated to my wife Deirdre Whose constant encouragement and love provided me with the strength and conviction to continue.

Author: Edwin C. Tingstrom

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483626420

Category: History

Page: 313

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Ed Tingstrom is passionate for history which has led to considerable study of U.S. history with emphases on military history. However he has detected inconsistencies in the recording of historical events which led mim to ask questions. He would research and ferret out the answers by utilizing the National Archives, Library of Congress and other institutions to provide the answers he sought. History has always been and will always be my passion. My quest is to share this passion with the younger generations in hopes of igniting a similar spark in them. History lives in all of us; all we have to do is seek the truth and remember. Mr. Tingstrom is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He enjoys giving lectures in history and military service at local high schools and colleges, as well as serving as a docent at the VFW museum, which houses a collection of vintage poster art and war memorabilia dating back to the turn of the twenth century. This is his first book This book is dedicated to my wife Deirdre Whose constant encouragement and love provided me with the strength and conviction to continue. To Professor Ransford Hopkins, Professor of History, Moorpark College, California, who lit the spark, which turned into a roaring fire to write this book, and to seek out history were ever it is found and share it with others.
Categories: History

Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

Her virtue is beyond valor . Nothing is more common than reproach : intrigues are unknown in to see a child of twelve or thirteen who Montenegro , and gallantry would find a has already been in a dozen battles , and sharp reproof at the ...

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ISBN: CHI:74725530

Category: American literature

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McBride s Magazine

McBride s Magazine

Her virtue is beyond valor . Nothing is more common than reproach : intrigues are unknown in to see a child of twelve or thirteen who Montenegro , and gallantry would find a has already been in a dozen battles , and sharp reproof at the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015018397839

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The Americans at Normandy

The Americans at Normandy

22–30; O'Donnell, Beyond Valor, pp. 167–168; Jack Isaacs, oral history, EC; McCaul, “82d Airborne Trooper at Normandy,” interview with Dunfee, World War II. 7. Max Dach, unpublished memoir, p. 10, EC. 8. Baldridge, Victory Road, pp.

Author: John C. McManus

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466845800

Category: History

Page: 496

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In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers. Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph? Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: History

Talent Leadership

Talent Leadership

It is beyond valor; in fact, heroism and courage are not synonymous because acts of heroism occur every day that are acts of impulse rather than true character.

Author: John Mattone

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814432402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 280

Great leaders drive the bottom line, which is why organizations pour money into leadership development. But most companies have no real way to gauge whether their endeavors are paying off-much less where they are falling short. Talent Leadership shows how to set up a world-class leadership-development program-and have the metrics to prove it!Packed with research findings, best practices, case studies, proprietary assessments, and more, this innovative book explains how to: * Employ assessments to benchmark current and future executive talent * Use the resulting data to identify leaders with potential based on their capabilities, commitment, and alignment with organizational goals * Leverage analysis to target training and coaching where they will have the greatest impact on individual performance and overall operating success By measuring, calibrating, and recalibrating the leading indicators that directly predict organizational health and the ability of leaders to meet those needs, HR and OD professionals will bring a much-needed numbers focus to their crucial talent development efforts. This book is for leaders of HR, Talent Management, OD/MD professionals, and the vast population of operating managers who are charged with identifying, managing and developing high-potential and emerging leaders.
Categories: Business & Economics

Into the Rising Sun

Into the Rising Sun

PATRICK K. O'DONNELL is a military historian and the author of six books: Beyond Valor, winner of the prestigious William E. Colby Award for Outstanding Military History; Into the Rising Sun; Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs; ...

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439192693

Category: History

Page: 320

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"Iwo Jima was a massacre. I never expected anything like that. People were dying left and right...No names should have been used on the flag raisings because we didn't get up there by ourselves. It was the collective actions of a lot of people and there were a lot of Raiders and paratroopers up there with us." -- Charles Lindberg, Flag Raiser Patrick O'Donnell has made a career of uncovering the hidden history of World War II by tracking down and interviewing its most elite troops: the Rangers, Airborne, Marines, and First Special Service Force, forerunners to America's Special Forces. These men saw the worst of the war's action, and most of them have been reluctant to talk about it. With O'Donnell's respectful coaxing, however, they first began telling their stories through www.thedropzone.org, his award-winning Web site. In 2001, veterans of the European Theater told their stories in O'Donnell's first book, Beyond Valor. Now, in Into the Rising Sun, O'Donnell presents scores of veterans' personal accounts, based on over a thousand interviews spanning the past ten years, to tell the story of the brutal Pacific war. "They were making a lot of noise, talking, yelling to one another, and I heard someone getting beat up on the left. I can still hear the screams. He was begging for mercy. They [the Japanese] were berating him. Later on I found that it was one of my friends, Ken Ritter." -- Robert Youngdeer, Guadalcanal These veterans were often the first in and the last out of every conflict, from Guadalcanal and Burma to the Philippines and the black sands of Iwo Jima. They faced a cruel enemy willing to try anything, including kamikaze flights and human-guided torpedoes. As O'Donnell explains in the Introduction, most of the men in this book were at first reticent to talk. Over the course of the war, they had spearheaded D-Day-sized beach assaults, encountered cannibalism, suffered friendly-fire incidents, and endured torture as pris-oners of war. Heroes among heroes, they include many recipients of the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and other medals of battlefield valor, but none bragged about it. As one soldier put it, "When somebody gets decorated, it's because a lot of other men died." By at last telling their stories, these men present an unvarnished look at the war on the ground, a final gift from aging warriors who have already given so much. Only with these accounts can the true horror of the war in the Pacific be fully known. O'Donnell has carefully verified each account by comparing it with official records and interviews, and he intersperses each story with brief commentary. Together with detailed maps of each battle, the veterans' stories in Into the Rising Sun offer nothing less than a complete picture of the war in the Pacific, a ground-level view of some of history's most brutal combat.
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Lippincott s Monthly Magazine a Popular Journal of General Literature

Lippincott s Monthly Magazine  a Popular Journal of General Literature

Her virtue is beyond valor . Nothing is more common than reproach : intrigues are unknown in to see a child of twelve or thirteen who Montenegro , and gallantry would find a has already been in a dozen battles , and sharp reproof at the ...

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