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In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor--an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage. Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission, they engaged a vastly superior force. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Mike Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer. This was the first time Tom and Mike had been on a combat mission together. Mike's act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honor has been awarded in a combat action where one recipient received the Medal for saving the life of another. By Honor Bound is the story of Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, two living American heroes who grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission--a mission that would define their lives from that day forward.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Tom Norris
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2016-05-17
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466880733

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“It’s time we got married.” That’s what Alexander, Loren’s first love, has the audacity to say to her after stepping out of his helicopter. He is the eldest son of the legendary del Castillo family. The family rules an island kingdom in the Mediterranean, and Alex always treated Loren like a kid. He hasn’t contacted her in ten years, so why is he suddenly proposing to her now?

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Release: 2019-08-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9784596170002

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Jenna has always followed her army colonel father and now she lives in a battlefield in Spain with four other officers. All four officers are like family to her, but she is particulary fond of the eldest, Major Garrett. One day, her father is killed in combat! Now Jenna has no choice but to move out of Spain and live with her relative in England. One of the officers suggests that Jenna should marry one of them so that she can stay with them. While Jenna is startled by the officers' proposal, even Garrett asks her to marry him...!

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Julia Justiss
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Release: 2011-02-11
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9784596644008

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In this landmark study, two respected scholars provide a comprehensive, balanced, and authoritative account of what happened to the nearly eight hundred Americans captured during the Vietnam War. The authors were granted unprecedented access to previously unreleased materials and interviewed more than a hundred former POWs to meticulously reconstruct their captivity record and produce a compelling narrative of this sketchy chapter of the war. First published in 1999, some twenty-five years after the prisoners were released from Hanoi, the book remains a powerful and moving portrait of how men cope with physical and psychological ordeals under horrific conditions. Its analysis of the shifting tactics and temperaments of both captive and captor as the war evolved, skillfully weaves domestic political developments and battlefield action with prison scenes that alternate between Hanoi's concrete cells, South Vietnam's jungle stockades, and mountain camps in Laos. Details are included of dozens of cases of individual acts of bravery and resistance from such heroes as James Stockdale, Jeremiah Denton, Bud Day, and Medal of Honor recipient Donald Cook. Along with epic stories of endurance under torture, breathtaking escape attempts, and ingenious prisoner communication efforts, Honor Bound reveals Code of Conduct lapses and instances of collaboration with the enemy. This important work serves as a testament to the courage and will of Americans in captivity and as a reminder of the sometimes impossible demands made on U.S. POWs.

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Genre: History
Author: Stuart I. Rochester
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release: 2007
File: 706 Pages
ISBN-13: 1591147387

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In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctions between Russian and European history. Through the prism of honor, Kollmann examines the interaction of the Russian state and its people in regulating social relations and defining an individual's rank. She finds vital information in a collection of transcripts of legal suits brought by elites and peasants alike to avenge insult to honor. The cases make clear the conservative role honor played in society as well as the ability of men and women to employ this body of ideas to address their relations with one another and with the state. Kollmann demonstrates that the grand princes--and later the tsars--tolerated a surprising degree of local autonomy throughout their rapidly expanding realm. Her work marks a stark contrast with traditional Russian historiography, which exaggerates the power of the state and downplays the volition of society. --Eve Levin, The Ohio State University "American Historical Review"

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Genre: History
Author: Nancy Shields Kollmann
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 1999
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801434351

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Honor Bound is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Stuart I. Rochester and Frederick Kiley. In examining the lives of the prisoners in captivity, it presents a vivid, sensitive, sometimes excruciating, account of how men sought to cope with the physical and psychological torment of imprisonment under wretched and shameful conditions. It includes insightful analyses of the circumstances and conditions of captivity and its varying effects on the prisoners, the strategies and tactics of captors and captives, the differences between captivity in North and South Vietnam and between Laos and Vietnam, and analysis of the quality of the source materials for this and other works on the subject.

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Genre: Prisoners of war
Author: Stuart I. Rochester
Publisher:
Release: 1998
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015041995773

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Honor Bound is an intriguing book that explains the law of war and the inside story of military commissions. The author is a former JAG lawyer who served on the prosecution team, worked in Guantanamo Bay, and was legal advisor to an elite team of war crimes investigators. Through a series of entertaining vignettes, Rotunda discusses and analyzes the laws governing the war on terror, the Geneva Conventions, and the laws related to detainees held in Cuba. Readers will look at Marine Corps training in Quantico, Virginia; learn about Gitmo's detention camp through the author's experiences with real detainees and real interrogators; travel the globe with “terrorist hunters” following investigatory leads; see what went wrong in Gitmo and with the military commissions; meet Private Jessica Lynch; and learn about laws that protect the combat wounded. Scholarly and informative, this book is also a fascinating and engaging read.

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Genre: Law
Author: Kyndra Miller Rotunda
Publisher:
Release: 2008
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105064266492

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Release: 1993
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:748497206

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Those Who Brave the Challenges of Taming the Rugged Canadian Frontier Hunter Stone and his wife, Betsy, dreamed of raising their family on the Canadian frontier, and that dream had brought them west. But their hope of a promising future is suddenly shattered when Red Wolf, a Crow Indian on the warpath, burns Stone's homestead and kidnaps Betsy while Stone is away at the trading post purchasing supplies. Suspecting the perpetrator of this villainous deed is the same renegade responsible for burning his neighbor's ranch, Stone is driven by rage as he rides out to rescue his wife. His encounter with Red Wolf and his warriors ends in defeat and leaves him with a blinding wrath and an obsession for revenge. Reena O'Donnell, a young missionary to the Canadian Assiniboine Indians, finds Hunter, who is wounded and barely alive, and nurses him back to health. Though his body has healed, the deep scars of anger and lust for vengeance nearly destroy him. Will joining the North-West Mounted Police help him leave the past behind? Can Reena's faith and prayers make a difference in the life of Hunter, who has lost everything?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Alan Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 1996-05-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441263018

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Honor closed her eyes and crept closer in her husband's arms, feeling the solid strength of James Travis, For one magnificent moment she seemed to see down the aisle of years-laughing, weeping, loving,sharing, together-loving life with Christ the Son as head of Casa del Sol.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Colleen L. Reece
Publisher:
Release: 2001-08-01
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: 0786234431

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