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In late 2012 the freelance American photographer Matthew Schrier was heading out of Syria after a stint of work when his taxi was stopped.

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“leaves behind a legacy as one of the Army’s most influential innovators . . .”

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"Hollywood makes movies about battles, helicopters, and daring escapes in the Vietnam War.

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It bears repeating that personal accounts and oral histories are important for a variety of reasons.

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For weal or woe, many names stand out in the history of our revolution against Great Britain: Nathan Hale, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Ethan Allen, for example.

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Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.

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When recruits enter the Marine Corps many of them have an idealistic view of what constitutes an effective Marine, and they embrace the adventure that awaits them.

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Such is the molten hot fury of Syria’s now almost seven-year conflict, that it seems hard to think back to how things were before.

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The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic and divisive events in the history of this country.

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“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .

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“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”

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Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.

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"John Harte, a former playwright and freelance writer . . . has written a very uneven book about Churchill and the First World War."

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In the first two decades of the 20th century in the United States, the national mood changed radically from one of heady optimism to dissolution.

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“a captivating and long overlooked study of a little known chapter in the American Revolution.”

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There has been a revival of interest in the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, perhaps because the United States has “pivoted” to the Asia-Pacific in its current foreign policy.

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In 1930, 18-year-old Betty Thorpe married British diplomat Arthur Pack and left Washington, DC, for Chile where Pack was commissioned.

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In the interest of full disclosure, an uncle of this reviewer was present at Iwo Jima during the course of the main invasion and fighting there.

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Following the publication of Lone Survivor and the release of its video counterpart of the same name, author Patrick Robinson discovered that there were questions regarding the account by

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“Poignant sometimes to point of inducing tears, Be Safe, Love Mom is not easy reading.”

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“As compelling as a car wreck, it’s impossible to look away . . .”

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