Most widely held works about Malcolm McConnell
Most widely held works by Malcolm McConnell
Challenger : a major malfunction by Malcolm McConnell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
Describes what went wrong with the Space Shuttle focusing on the political and policy failures leading up to the Challenger disaster.
My year in Iraq : the struggle to build a future of hope by L. Paul Bremer ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,593 libraries worldwide
This memoir of fourteen months as America's proconsul in Iraq is the only senior insider's perspective on the crucial period following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. Bremer describes negotiations with emerging Iraqi leaders as they struggle to forge the democratic institutions vital to Iraq's future; his resistance to the cut-and-run policy that would have quickly delivered governance of Iraq to a handful of unrepresentative anti-Saddam exiles; heated sessions among members of America's National Security Council; his frustration with intelligence operations that concentrated on the search for weapons of mass destruction while the insurgency gathered strength; the selfless and courageous work of thousands of American servicemen and -women and civilians; and working with Iraq's traumatized and divided population to find a path to a responsible government.--From publisher description.
Men from earth by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,554 libraries worldwide
Recreates the story of America's race to the moon with the Soviets in 1969 with the launching of Project Apollo.
The master of disguise : my secret life in the CIA by Antonio J Mendez ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Tony Mendez, a top-level operative in the CIA, tells about his experiences as a master of disguises who helped hundreds of people escape potentially fatal situations.
Generally speaking by Claudia J Kennedy ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
America's first female three-star general recounts her thirty-two-year career in the U.S. Army, from her 1969 enlistment as a young officer in the Women's Army Corps, through her Pentagon service, to her retirement in 2000.
The last mission : the secret story of World War II's final battle by Jim B Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Traces the events surrounding the final American bombing mission of World War II, identifying a Japanese rebel plot for a massive coup that would have kept Japan in the war and prevented its surrender to Allied forces in August 1945.
Inside Hanoi's secret archives : solving the MIA mystery by Malcolm McConnell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Based on exclusive access to secret Vietnamese archives and classified U.S. sources, here at last is the key to solving the POW/MIA mystery that has haunted America since the end of the Vietnam War.
Into the mouth of the cat : the story of Lance Sijan, hero of Vietnam by Malcolm McConnell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Born to fly : the untold story of the downed American reconnaissance plane by Shane Osborn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Osborn was the pilot of a Navy EP-3 ARIES II reconnaissance aircraft that was forced into an emergency landing on Hainan after a mid-air collision with a Chinese fighter.
Explorations : my quest for adventure and discovery under the sea by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Dr. Ballard, a well-known American oceanographer and undersea explorer highlights moments in his career. He describes his trips to such notable sites as the "Titanic" and the "Bismark". He also chronicles expeditions to the wrecks of Cold War nuclear submarines, to ascertain why they were lost and what dangers they still carry.
Incident at Big Sky : the true story of Sheriff Johnny France and the capture of the mountain men by Johnny France ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Describes the kidnapping of Kari Swenson by a mountain man and his son, and recounts the police search for the two.
Hazardous duty : an American soldier in the twentieth century by John K Singlaub ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Recounts the author's "exploits in unconventional warfare, espionage, covert missions and frontline action." Includes history of OSS and CIA operations in Asia as well as CIA involvement in Central America.
Warlord : no better friend, no worse enemy by Ilario Pantano ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
This is the true story of the Marine lieutenant who, having fought for his country in the first Gulf War, went on to professional success in finance, only to be compelled to reenlist in the wake of 9/11. Leaving behind an ex-model wife and two children, he served once again in Iraq--and was charged by the U.S. military with murder. On a raid in the Sunni hotbed of the Al Anbar province, Lieutenant Pantano shot and killed two Iraqi insurgents. Months later, while successfully leading Marines during the explosive surge in terrorist activity, one of his own men disputed his self-defense claim in the Al Anbar shootings. Pantano was relieved of his command and charged with premeditated murder, a crime punishable by death. In the face of a widely publicized military hearing, Pantano's family "attacked into the ambush," launching a Defend-the-Defenders campaign that was met with overwhelming support nationwide.--From publisher description.
Without hesitation : the odyssey of an American warrior by Henry H Shelton ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 libraries worldwide
A memoir by a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff traces the story of his lengthy military career, from his contributions as a special forces soldier to his roles as a general, Special Operations commander, and the chief architect of the U.S. military response to 9/11.
American soldier by Tommy Franks ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
In this memoir, General Franks retraces his journey from a small-town boyhood in Oklahoma and Midland, Texas, through a lifetime of military service--including his heroic tour as an Artillery officer in Vietnam, where he was wounded three times. A reform-minded Cold War commander and a shrewd tactician during Operation Desert Storm, Franks took command of CENTCOM at the dawn of what he calls a "crease in history"--Becoming the senior American military officer in the most dangerous region on earth.
Faith in the future : healthcare, aging, and the role of religion by Harold G Koenig ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Eyes on the horizon : serving on the front lines of national security by Richard B Myers ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the four years following September 11, 2001, looks back over his career and provides a candid, revealing insider's view of the war on terror and proposing a bold new plan that will prepare America for the diverse national security challenges of the 21st century. Growing up in Kansas, Myers, a distinguished Air Force officer for more than forty years, learned early the value of steadfast integrity and selfless service. Here, he talks candidly about his career in the military, the unforgettable events of September 11, and the global war on terror. He outlines the mistakes made by the White House, Pentagon leadership, and the intelligence community. Myers believes that America has focused too narrowly on tactical battles, instead of on a long-range strategy that will overcome a global insurgency fueled by a struggle for control within Islam.--From publisher description.
Just Cause : the real story of America's high-tech invasion of Panama by Malcolm McConnell ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
A military historian assembles a comprehensive account of the U.S. invasion of Panama, a campaign that toppled dictator Manual Noriega in December of 1989.
Born to fly : the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Shane Osborn by Shane Osborn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
A U.S. Navy pilot who was forced to make an emergency landing in China after a collision with a Chinese fighter jet describes how he and his crew survived their ordeal.
Adventures in ocean exploration : from the discovery of the Titanic to the search for Noah's flood by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
"Traces the history of sea exploration, introducing some of the most notable seamen of the past and discussing the development of navigation and marine science; and provides photographs and narratives in which oceanographer Robert Ballard describes his adventures locating underwater wrecks, discovering life forms, and trying out new research technology."
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