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Kickers : a novel of the secret war

Author: Patrick Lee
Publisher: North Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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In 1961 President John F. Kennedy contemplates military intervention in Laos. Aware that military confrontation could escalate into nuclear war, Kennedy elects to fight a covert war using CIA surrogate assets. The intelligence agency chooses as its surrogates for the war Meo tribesmen and college-age US Forest Service firefighters, smokejumpers without military experience. Based on battles and events recalled by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Lee
ISBN: 9781492911036 1492911038
OCLC Number: 871456666
Description: xii, 368 pages : map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Patrick Lee.

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In 1961 President John F. Kennedy contemplates military intervention in Laos. Aware that military confrontation could escalate into nuclear war, Kennedy elects to fight a covert war using CIA surrogate assets. The intelligence agency chooses as its surrogates for the war Meo tribesmen and college-age US Forest Service firefighters, smokejumpers without military experience. Based on battles and events recalled by surviving smokejumpers, Kickers involves readers in a thirteen-year secret war most Americans don't know was fought.

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