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289 Results
Janusz Zurakowski legend in the skies —Zuk, Bill, 1947-
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2008

Zurakowski was an aeronautical engineer, World War II combat pilot, squadron leader, and an aerobatic performer. He flew over 60 types of aircraft throughout his life and is one of the few pilots to have invented an aero...

A soldier first bullets, bureaucrats and the politics of war —Hillier, Rick, 1955-
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2010
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Born and raised in Newfoundland, Hillier joined the military as a young man and quickly climbed the ranks, playing a significant role in the 1998 ice storm and moving on to command a multinational NATO task force in Bos...

L'affaire Gerald Bull les canons de l'Apocalypse —Lester, Normand.
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2007

L'auteur a été le premier à révéler, après la mort de Gerard Bull, que ce dernier travaillait à un projet de canon géant d'une technologie révolutionnaire et que sa participation au programme irakien de missiles...

The astonishing general the life and legacy of Sir Isaac Brock —Turner, Wesley B., 1933-
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2012

A biography of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, describing his life, career, and legacy, particularly in the Canadas, and the context within which he lived. An unlikely hero of the War of 1812, he was admired by his Americ...

FOB doc a doctor on the front lines in Afghanistan : a war diary —Wiss, Ray, 1959-
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2010
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Unusually for a Canadian Forces physician, Ray Wiss spent virtually his entire tour in the combat area, at Forward Operating Bases - "FOBs" - in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and the most intense comba...

One gal's army —Ward Sue, 1913-
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2009

Ward recounts her adventures in the first-ever regular Canadian army corps for women. It's the middle of WWII, but the women's "battle" is not against a foreign enemy but against a military establishment ill-prepared to ...

Mrs. Ike memories and reflections on the life of Mamie Eisenhower —Eisenhower, Susan.
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2012

A granddaughter's memoir of the first lady of the 1950s. Portrays a confident and independent woman devoted to family and American values, whose life as an army wife was "no bed of roses." Affirms the integrity of her ma...

Fifteen days stories of bravery, friendship, life and death from inside the new Canadian Army —Blatchford, Christie.
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2009

Blatchford has covered the conflict in Afghanistan as an embedded reporter, and provides observations of military life in the twenty-first century. The troops share their accounts of their desire to serve, their willingn...

Candy bomber the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" —Tunnell, Michael O.
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2011

"World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in...

Mick the real Michael Collins —Hart, Peter, 1963-2010.
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2009

Before his death at 31, Collins had fought in the Easter Rising, organized the IRA, negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty, and run the first independent government in Ireland. Drawing on previously unknown sources and assess...

Monty the making of a general, 1887-1942 —Hamilton, Nigel.
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2011

This biography of British field marshal Bernard Law Montgomery provides a view of his personal life, military training, and military career up to his decisive and famous defeat of the Germans during World War II. c1981.

My early life a roving commission —Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
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2007

The first twenty-five years of Churchill's life were full of adventure: night marches, cavalry charges, skirmishes on the North West Frontier, escape from a Boer prison camp and a visit to the Cuban War. This is an elegi...

Mata Hari la poudre aux yeux —Bragance, Anne.
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2004

Biographie romanesque qui conserve, pour le fond, la vérité historique et emprunte la forme du roman. Portrait authentique de cette espionne devenue légendaire. 1995.

Long knives and short memories the Spandau Prison story —Fishman, Jack.
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2011

Document surveys the lives, crimes, and imprisonment of the seven men who Fishman calls "the Hitler gang." Among the questions Fishman discusses are the short memories of many people, especially those born after World Wa...

In enemy hands Canadian prisoners of war, 1939-45 —Dancocks, Daniel G. (Daniel George), 1950-
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2007

Here, in their own words, are the sometimes tragic, sometimes triumphant stories of 165 men and their adventures of imprisonment in and escape from the P.O.W. camps of Germany, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. 1983.

In the eye of the storm the life of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf —Cohen, Roger.
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2008

The first half of this book describes Schwarzkopf's life as a career military man who served twice in Vietnam. The second half looks at the Gulf War and the general's role in it. 1991.

High flight a story of World War II —Granfield, Linda.
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2003

Born in Shanghai and educated in England, John Magee was impatient to take part in the war raging in Europe and decided to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Not long after he wrote the poem "High Flight" at age nin...

My father, his daughter —Dayan, Yaël, 1939-
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2012

Memoir by the daughter of the Israeli military hero, Moshe Dayan. She portrays him as a calculating military tactician, a Spartan nomad and an amateur archeologist digging in search of his own history. Some strong langua...

Rickenbacker —Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973.
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2011

The colourful career of the American aviator included winning the Congressional Medal of Honour and the Croix de Guerre during World War I, and drifting for 27 days on the Pacific after a plane crash in World War II. 196...

Stonewall a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson —Farwell, Byron.
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2012

Chronicles the life of the famous Confederate general, from his birth in 1824 to his death in 1863 after the battle at Chancellorsville. Includes chapters on Jackson's early life in western Virginia, his years at West Po...

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