Dead Center

Author: Ed Kugler
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030782991X
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WHEN YOU'RE IN THE DEATH BUSINESS, EACH DAWN COULD BE YOUR LAST. Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there--the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at seventeen, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3d Force Recon Company, and then joined the grunts. To take advantage of that experience, he formed the Rogues, a five-sniper team that hunted in the Co Bi-Than Tan Valley for VC and NVA. His descriptions of long, tense waits, sudden deadly action, and NVA countersniper ambushes are fascinating. In DEAD CENTER, Kugler demonstrates the importance to a sniper of patience, marksmanship, bush skills, and guts--while underscoring exactly what a country demands of its youth when it sends them to war.

Poems of a Rogue

Author: Ed Kugler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 143571007X
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Ed Kugler, Author of Dead Center - A Marine Snipers Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War bring you, Poems of a Rogue describes in vivid detail the impact of war on our kids, an impact that is felt for many years. In this series of poems flows the pain and anxiety of many years, triggered by events in the war in Iraq. It is raw, real and heartfelt. It is a wake up call for America today.

Voices from the Vietnam War

Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813173868
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Vietnam War’s influence on politics, foreign policy, and subsequent military campaigns is the center of much debate and analysis. But the impact on veterans across the globe, as well as the war’s effects on individual lives and communities, is a largely neglected issue. As a consequence of cultural and legal barriers, the oral histories of the Vietnam War currently available in English are predictably one-sided, providing limited insight into the inner workings of the Communist nations that participated in the war. Furthermore, many of these accounts focus on combat experiences rather than the backgrounds, belief systems, and social experiences of interviewees, resulting in an incomplete historiography of the war. Chinese native Xiaobing Li corrects this oversight in Voices from the Vietnam War: Stories from American, Asian, and Russian Veterans. Li spent seven years gathering hundreds of personal accounts from survivors of the war, accounts that span continents, nationalities, and political affiliations. The twenty-two intimate stories in the book feature the experiences of American, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and North and South Vietnamese veterans, representing the views of both anti-Communist and Communist participants, including Chinese officers of the PLA, a Russian missile-training instructor, and a KGB spy. These narratives humanize and contextualize the war’s events while shedding light on aspects of the war previously unknown to Western scholars. Providing fresh perspectives on a long-discussed topic, Voices from the Vietnam War offers a thorough and unique understanding of America’s longest war.

Confirmed Kill

Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612430236
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Profiling the greatest military snipers of all time, this book presents exciting real-life stories of excellence in duty during wartime an don special operation missions. From mile-long hits in Afghanistan to confirmed kills deep in the jungle of Vietnam, this book gives all the details of the most amazing shooters.

How to Cope When Your Organization Is Changing Faster Than You Are

Author: Ed Kugler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430303808
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How to Cope When Your Organization is Changing Faster Than You Are is a hands on guidebook for coping with change in your organization. It is based on Ed's work as a Marine Sniper for two consecutive years in the Vietnam War and his thirty plus years as a corporate executive in Fortune 50 companies. It is real world and not theory from academia. If you want to know how to cope with the rapid pace of change you need this book. Ed takes you from coping to embracing change and it's not theory its principles that work.

Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam

Author: Ronald B. Frankum Jr.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879565
Format: PDF
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For Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War altered forever the history, topography, people, economy, and politics of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Cambodia, and Laos. That the war was controversial is an understatement as is the notion that the war can be understood from any one perspective. One way of understanding the Vietnam War is by marking its time with turning points, both major and minor, that involved events or decisions that helped to influence its course in the years to follow. By examining a few of these turning points, an organizational framework takes shape that makes understanding the war more possible. Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam emphasizes the international nature of the war, as well as provide a greater understanding of the long scope of the conflict. The major events associated with the war will serve as the foundation of the book while additional entries will explore the military, diplomatic, political, social, and cultural events that made the war unique. While military subjects will be fully explored, there will be greater attention to other aspects of the war. All of this is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Vietnam War.

Firefights of the Mind

Author: Ed Kugler
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499152500
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Ed Kugler is the Author of Dead Center - A Marine Sniper's Two Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War. In his latest book Firefights of the Mind he reveals for the first time his lifelong struggle with PTSD. The book was originally written before Dead Center in 1993. It was written as a diary covering the year after one of his snipers from Vietnam died. The book is straightforward, raw, honest and revealing. It was dusted off and rewritten by the Author in an effort to help todays Veterans returning with PTSD. If you want to see inside the mind of living with PTSD and still succeeding in life, this book is for you. You'll stand in the shoes, sleep with, live with and celebrate life with PTSD. Understand what it is like to send you people off to war and see what they live with the rest of their lives. Ed offers 10 distinct things he and his family have learned that might help today's vet's and their families. In this book Ed plows new ground in the battle with PTSD. You haven't read a book quite like this one.

The masters of success

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ISBN: 9781932863949
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Grounbreaking interviews packed with information and inspiration destined to help you succeed in business and in life"--Cover.

The United States Marine Corps in Books and the Performing Arts

Author: Richard L. Hemenez
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9780786407583
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This enormous annotated bibliography of the Marine Corps details fiction, nonfiction, stage, poetry, music, movie, and television references to the Marine Corps. It covers over 2,500 books, 500-plus Hollywood films, 80 made-for-television movies, 100 fictional television programs, articles, parts of books, dissertations, chronologies, dictionaries, and oral histories. Beginning with an introduction that focuses on the history of the Marine Corps, this work serves as research into such subjects as duty stations, ships, posts, heroes and their heroics, uniforms, boot camp, and equipment. Listed in the film section are over 100 former Marines who are film and television actors. Reflecting the comprehensiveness of the book, there are over 15,000 subject headings (totaling over 25,000 indexed items). The researcher (and the research librarian) will appreciate the depth and the breadth of the book.