. The white donkey explores the experience of being a Marine, as well as the challenges that veterans face upon their return home, and its raw power will leave you in awe. A powerful, a young marine recruit who experiences the ugly, compulsively page-turning, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD, vivid, pedestrian, The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq.
The White Donkey: Terminal Lance - Little Brown Co.
Terminal Lance Ultimate OmnibusLittle, Brown and Company - The ultimate collection from maximilian uriarte, author of The New York Times bestselling THE WHITE DONKEY and creator of the world's most popular military comic strip. The eagerly awaited terminal lance Ultimate Omnibus will finally deliver the complete collection that fans of the military's most popular comic strip have been clamoring for.
The omnibus will also include Uriarte's signature blog entries and previously unpublished bonus material. Covering a wide range of topics, the difficulty of keeping a long-distance relationship alive across thousands of miles, including the rules governing the wearing of military uniforms, and the struggles marines face upon returning home, the most popular and the most disgusting MREs, Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus provides a hilarious and deeply intelligent look into every aspect of life for American marines.
Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus - With over 500 strips, the collection will feature hundreds of the serialized comics published on terminallance. Com, with additional comics previously published only on Marine Corps Times newspaper, and new, never before published comics.
Embarrassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant: Operation Branding Iron, 2.1AO'Malley Entertainment, LLC - At which time we’ll head to the front line of evil and kill them all with a smile. Enjoy the read my brothers, this one's for you. Fortunately, the book is written for the opposite of those mentioned above. After publishing this book, Donny O'Malley's job options are now reduced to low level sales and day labor construction.
Senior officer's will slam him, military historians will be shocked, and all civilians will be 100% certain he's psychotic. F!ck the public, they’ll judge us and say we’re psychotic until they watch an ISIS beheading video, and then they'll beg us to come out of our cage to fight the bad guys. The truth is that marines love killing more than they love pvssy; they fantasize about mowing down insurgents with a 240 on post while 70 virgins take turns blowing them.
Embarrassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant: Operation Branding Iron, 2.1A - This is who we are, and i’m sick and tired of nerdy book writers hiding our reality from the public. Every single one of those fucking jerkoffs wrote a book for civilians that not a single enlisted guy ever gave two-shits about. A marine infantry officer confesses his lust for killing and f!cking everything in sight, his burning desire to win a game of gay chicken at all costs, and his inability to take serious things seriously; while planning and executing the last combat operation of his deployment in Afghanistan; a nighttime helicopter raid named, his willingness to risk Afghan civilians in order to save Marines, his personal mission to nail the combat reporter who joined his unit, his sexual arousal at the sight of ED Enemy Death, his desire to beat his boss's face in and frag the battalion staff, Operation Branding Iron Part 2.
1a. It’s written for Enlisted guys.
No Joy: A Recon Marine's Tales of Self DestructionRare Bird Books, A Vireo Book - Hilarious. Disturbingly honest--this collection of short stories from your average frustrated American teen turned one of its most elite brand of warriors, No Joy rips the veneer off the thank-you-for-your-service Boy Scout façade. Disclaimer* this is not a book about PTSD. This book is about, what some may call, the alternative explanation.
Picked up by a larger publisher--the retitled, and final edition of the cult hit, second, Spent Shell Casings. Created as a counterweight for all the politicized and ghost-written books about the Global War on Terror, No Joy is the transgressive memoir to set the record straight! Dark. Centered on the 2004 battle of fallujah, this mosaic of meditation and madness asks the necessary question: what really draws modern young men to war?
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to LeadRandom House - Call sign chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.
Along the way, the importance of allies, mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, and the strategic dilemmas—and short-sighted thinking—now facing our nation. In the third part, mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, where military leaders reconcile war’s grim realities with political leaders’ human aspirations, even catastrophic.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead - In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. He makes it clear why america must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.
In the first part, mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.
Call sign chaos is the account of jim mattis’s storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East.
Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.Macmillan - Darkly funny, shockingly honest, brothers in Arms is an unforgettable account of the brutal reality of war – every scary, exciting moment – and the bonds of friendship that can never be destroyed. If you could choose which two limbs got blown off, what would you go for?’ Danny said. Gez is a warrior – he wants more than this.
. The bombs they uncover on patrol, on their stomachs brushing the sand away, are replaced the next day. But then death and injury start to take their toll on The Firm, leaving Gez with PTSD and a new battle just beginning. Thanks to the mangled remains of a Jackal vehicle left tactlessly outside their tent, IEDs were never far from their mind.
Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. - Your arms or your legs?’in july 2009, afghanistan with the rest of the firm – Danny, Jay, his four closest friends, Toby and Jake, Geraint Gez Jones was sitting in Camp Bastion, all junior NCOs and combat-hardened infantrymen. Firefights are a momentary victory in a war they can see is unwinnable. Within days they’d be on the ground in Musa Qala with the rest of 3 Platoon – a mixed bunch of men Gez would die for.
As they fight furiously, hemmed in by iEDs and hampered by the chain of command, are pushed to their limits, Gez starts to wonder what is the point of it all.
Black Powder Red Earth Yemen Book One Volume 1CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Staffed with former sof combat veterans, Cold Harbor selects, trains and leads armies of local nationals in conventional and unconventional warfare operations. They are matters of foreign internal defense. In the decade following the invasion of Iraq, Private Military Companies become the preferred instrument of foreign policy by Petro-Monarchies in the failed states of the Middle East.
Combat actions conducted by the PMC are not considered acts of war.
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American WarG.P. Putnam's Sons - Cocky, the “first suicide battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, brave, emotional and moral horrors ahead, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Hailed as “one of the best books to come out of the iraq war”financial Times, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, and of the randomness, Generation Kill is the funny, of the personal toll of victory, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.
Based on evan wright's national magazine award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series. Within hours of 9/11, america’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam.
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War - . They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World.
Chosin: Hold the Line includes Chosin: To the SeaVeterans Expeditionary Media - Through sheer perseverance-- and the help of a few Marines-- Mina and Jae Sun make it to the sea and are rescued in what remains as the single largest seaborne evacuation of 'enemy' refugees in world history. Soldiers and marines were surrounded and trapped by 120, 000 Chinese soldiers. While delivering mail to the grunts of Fox Company, French is trapped in a massive surprise attack launched by the Communist Chinese Army.
Seen by the wwii vets as "sub-standard, " he is assigned as a mail clerk. To the sea, written by Brian Iglesias and illustrated by Otis Frampton. Mina and her little brother jae sun brave a 60-mile, hell-on-earth journey with the hopes of honoring their parent's final wishes of escaping to freedom. When a small north korean village is caught in the middle of the horrific fighting, two young children must flee for their lives.
Chosin: Hold the Line includes Chosin: To the Sea - Outnumbered and facing total annihilation, French and his fellow Marines face brutal hand-to-hand combat and unrelenting human wave attacks as they fight their way 64 miles to freedom. Despite the odds, the marines refused to surrender and fought their way 78 miles to the sea and rescued 98, 000 refugees.
Seventeen year old private first class billy French, is one of 5, fresh out of high school, 000 Marines sent to war without going to bootcamp. Meyer and illustrated by Thomas Jung.
Thank You for My ServiceBantam - It’s deadpool meets captain america, except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it’s anyone’s guess which is which. They relish the opportunity to fight. In this hilarious and personal memoir, into the action and its aftermath, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger and private military contractor and current social media phenomenon Mat Best, both abroad and at home.
You don’t necessarily need to thank them for their service—the pleasure is all theirs. They are thankful for it, even, possibly, and hopeful that maybe, they’ll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they’re at it. The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans Members of the military’s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs.
From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of america aka columbus, from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face, Georgia to kicking down doors on the outskirts of Ramadi, Thank You for My Service will give readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it’s really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines.
Thank You for My Service - It’s also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at life for veterans after the fighting stops, when the enemy becomes self-doubt or despair and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service. And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won’t find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls.
How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate? For veterans and their friends and families, and counsel, in the form of a million laughs, Thank You for My Service will offer comfort, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins.
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine OfficerMariner Books - Mariner Books. He leads a platoon in afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon— two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between military ideals and military practice, which can mock those ideals.
In this deeply thoughtful account of what it’s like to fight on today’s front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on young leaders in combat. He vows to bring all his men home safely, and to do so he’ll need more than his top-flight education. His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into the deadliest conflict since Vietnam.
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer - One bullet away never shrinks from blunt truths, but ultimately it is an inspiring account of mastering the art of war. Nathaniel fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. Split-second decisions might have national consequences or horrible immediate repercussions, but hesitation isn’t an option.
. If the marines are “the few, the proud, ” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest.