By Oliver North
April, 2012 Retail ebook
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In American Heroes, Oliver North bargains an inspiring, first-hand account of the intense younger American volunteers protecting us opposed to radical Islamic terror. seeing that 9-11-01, North and his award-winning warfare tales documentary crew have made a dozen prolonged journeys to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines masking U.S. infantrymen, sailors, airmen, Guardsmen and Marines for FOX information Channel. With large adventure as a adorned army officer, a counter-terrorism professional and as a documentary filmmaker embedded with American wrestle devices, he has a distinct standpoint at the enemy we are facing and the features of these who shield us.
Illuminated by way of greater than three hundred full-color photos, American Heroes deals a close-up of this generation’s “citizen-soldiers” who've selected the trail of the patriot and long past into harm’s manner for his or her countrymen. North’s remarkable entry, his seize of historical past, and his lucid experiences from the crucible of strive against make this a stirring chronicle of braveness, dedication, compassion, and religion. Thank God for American heroes!
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American Heroes in the Fight Against Radical Islam by Oliver North