The Twilight Warriors

It is the story of young Americans at war in the air and on the sea—and of their enigmatic, fanatically courageous enemy.

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Author: Robert Gandt

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767932431

Category: History

Page: 400

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Winner of the 2011 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, The Twilight Warriors is the engrossing, page-turning saga of a tightly knit band of naval aviators who are thrust into the final—and most brutal—battle of the Pacific war during World War II: Okinawa. April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Third Reich is collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are overpowering the once-mighty Japanese Empire in the Pacific. For a group of young pilots trained in the twilight of the war, their greatest worry is that it will end before they have a chance to face the enemy. They call themselves Tail End Charlies: They fly at the tail end of formations, stand at the tail end of chow lines, and now they are catching the tail end of the war. What they don’t know is that they will be key players in the bloodiest and most difficult of naval battles—not only of World War II but in all of American history. The Twilight Warriors relives the drama of the world’s last great naval campaign. From the cockpit of a Corsair fighter we gaze down at the Japanese task force racing to destroy the American amphibious force at Okinawa. Through the eyes of the men on the destroyers assigned to picket ship duty, we experience the terror as wave after wave of kamikazes crash into their ships. Standing on the deck of the legendary superbattleship Yamato, we watch Japan’s last hope for victory die in a tableau of gunfire and explosions. The fate of the Americans at Okinawa, including a twenty-two-year-old former art student, an intrepid fighter pilot whose life abruptly changes when his Corsair goes down off the enemy shore, and a young Texan lieutenant who volunteers for the most dangerous flying job in the fleet—intercepting kamikazes at night over the blackened Pacific—is intertwined with the lives of the “young gods”: the honor-bound kamikaes forces who swarm like killer bees toward the U.S. ships. The ferocity of the Okinawa fighting stuns the world. Before it ends, the long battle will cost more American lives, ships, and aircraft than any naval engagement in U.S. history. More than simply the account of a historic battle, The Twilight Warriors brings to life the human side of an epic conflict. It is the story of young Americans at war in the air and on the sea—and of their enigmatic, fanatically courageous enemy.

Warriors The New Prophecy 5 Twilight

The fifth book in this second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy #5: Twilight, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

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Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062367064

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues in Warriors: The New Prophecy—now featuring fierce new art. The fifth book in this second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy #5: Twilight, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans. New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans, and former allies are acting strangely hostile. As divisions between the Clans grow deeper, Firestar’s daughters face troubling decisions. The choices they make now could affect ThunderClan for generations to come…and with an unexpected enemy preparing to attack, their courage and strength will be needed more than ever if the Clan is to survive. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Twilight Warriors

The result of fifteen years of reporting, Twilight Warriors is the untold story of the tight-knit brotherhood that changed the way America fights.

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Author: James Kitfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465096541

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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A dramatic portrait of the innovative Special Forces commanders and FBI agents who wage war against America's hidden enemies With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts in our nation's history were supposed to end. Yet we remain at war against expanding terrorist movements, and our security forces have had to continually adapt to a nihilistic foe that operates in the shadows. The result of fifteen years of reporting, Twilight Warriors is the untold story of the tight-knit brotherhood that changed the way America fights. James Kitfield reveals how brilliant innovators in the US military, Special Forces, and the intelligence and law enforcement communities forged close operational bonds in the crucibles of Iraq and Afghanistan, breaking down institutional barriers to create a relentless, intelligence-driven style of operations. At the forefront of this profound shift were Stanley McChrystal and his interagency team at Joint Special Operations Command, the pioneers behind a hybrid method of warfighting: find, fix, finish, exploit, and analyze. Other key figures include Michael Flynn, the visionary who redefined the intelligence gathering mission; the FBI's Brian McCauley, who used serial-killer profilers to track suicide bombers in Afghanistan; and the Delta Force commander Scott Miller, responsible for making team players out of the US military's most elite and secretive counterterrorism units. The result of their collaborations is a globe-spanning network that is elegant in its simplicity and terrifying in its lethality. As Kitfield argues, this style of operations represents our best hope for defending the nation in an age of asymmetric warfare. Twilight Warriors is an unprecedented account of the American way of war-and the iconoclasts who have brought it into the twenty-first century.

Warriors The New Prophecy 5 Twilight

Before there is peace, blood will spill blood.

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Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060827649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Before there is peace, blood will spill blood... New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans, who are still uncovering the secrets of their new home around the lake. Dangers they have never faced before are lurking in the twilight shadows, and former allies are acting strangely hostile. As divisions between the Clans grow deeper, Firestar's daughters face troubling decisions. One is torn between loyalty to her calling and a forbidden love, while the other struggles with her best friend's betrayal and the surprising perils of the forest. The choices they make now could affect ThunderClan for generations to come . . . and with an unexpected enemy preparing to attack, their courage and strength will be needed more than ever if the Clan is to survive.

The Twilight Warriors

The screenwriter whose naval aviation book, Bogeys And Bandits, was adapted for the television series, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, documents the story of a crew of young naval aviators during the April 1945 battle of Okinawa, citing their ...

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Author: Robert L. Gandt

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767932412

Category: History

Page: 385

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The screenwriter whose naval aviation book, Bogeys And Bandits, was adapted for the television series, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, documents the story of a crew of young naval aviators during the April 1945 battle of Okinawa, citing their contributions to the campaign to enable an invasion of Japan.

TWILIGHT Warriors The New Prophecy Book 5

In the exciting second Warriors story arc, the wild cats of the forest have lived in peace and harmony for many moons—but new prophecies from their warrior ancestors speak of a mysterious destiny and grave danger for the clans.

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Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007550920

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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In the exciting second Warriors story arc, the wild cats of the forest have lived in peace and harmony for many moons—but new prophecies from their warrior ancestors speak of a mysterious destiny and grave danger for the clans. The penultimate title in this thrilling feline fantasy adventure.

Twilight Warriors

From the weapons they use to the secrets they guard, this is the explosive story of the few, the elite, and the brave-- with the skill and daring to take on any enemy, any place, any time... Includes 8 pages of photographs!

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Author: Martin C. Arostegui

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 0312964935

Category: History

Page: 352

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Every army has them. Every nation needs them. Now enter the world of...Twilight Warriors. Deadly Scud hunts in the Gulf War. Daring hostage rescue missions at London's Iranian Embassy and the Japanese Embassy in Peru. Special Forces go where no one else will...and do what no other army would dare... Now, in vivid, fascinating detail, journalist and counterterrorism expert Martin C. Arostegui tells their stories: secret training exercises in the Australian desert; pitched warfare in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East; and some of the most X-rated R&R strikes ever carried out around the world. From the weapons they use to the secrets they guard, this is the explosive story of the few, the elite, and the brave-- with the skill and daring to take on any enemy, any place, any time... Includes 8 pages of photographs!

Twilight Warriors

Now, in vivid, fascinating detail, journalist and counterterrorism expert Martin C. Arostegui tells the stories of the Twilight Warriors: secret training exercises in the Australian desert; pitched warfare in the Falklands, Northern Ireland ...

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Author: Martin C. Arostegui

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613922379

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Now, in vivid, fascinating detail, journalist and counterterrorism expert Martin C. Arostegui tells the stories of the Twilight Warriors: secret training exercises in the Australian desert; pitched warfare in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East; and some of the most X-rated R&R strikes ever carried out around the world. From the weapons they use to the secrets they guard, this is the explosive story of the few, the elite, and the brave. Includes 16 pages of photos. Martin's Press.

Twilight

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Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 0606365060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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For use in schools and libraries only. After the warrior cat Clans settle into their new homes, the harmony they once had disappears as the clans start fighting each other, until the day their common enemy, the badger, invades their territory.

Professional Journal of the United States Army

NATIONAL INDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ALTH SAWYER OPERATION HOMECOMING THE TWILIGHT WARRIORS ANCIENT CHINESE WARFARE ANDREW CARROLL ROBERT GANDT THE TWILIGHT WARRIORS , Broadway Books , New York , 2010 , 400 pages , $ 24.99 .

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ISBN: OSU:32435083720839

Category: Military art and science

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