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The Last Ride of the James–Younger Gang: Jesse James and the Northfield Raid 1876 (Raid)

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The Last Ride of the James–Younger Gang: Jesse James and the Northfield Raid 1876 (Raid)

The Last Ride of the James–Younger Gang: Jesse James and the Northfield Raid 1876 (Raid) by Sean McLachlan
English | October 23rd, 2012 | ISBN: 1849085994 | 80 pages | EPUB | 15.82 MB

It was the beginning of the end for the James gang. In the past ten years Frank and Jesse James had gone from unknown ex-Confederate guerrillas to the most famous outlaws in the world. A string of daring robberies of banks, trains, and stagecoaches had brought them fame, admiration, hatred, and a surprisingly small amount of wealth. In 1876 they planned their most daring raid yet—to ride hundreds of miles from their home state of Missouri to rob the First National Bank at Northfield, Minnesota.

Killing Bin Laden: Operation Neptune Spear 2011 (Raid)

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Killing Bin Laden: Operation Neptune Spear 2011 (Raid)

Killing Bin Laden: Operation Neptune Spear 2011 (Raid) by Peter Panzeri
English | September 23rd, 2014 | ISBN: 1472804082 | 80 pages | EPUB | 16.85 MB

On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Flown from Afghanistan by Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and evading detection by the Pakistani military, two US helicopters flew towards the compound where they believed Bin Laden to be.

Kill Hitler: Operation Valkyrie 1944 (Raid)

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Kill Hitler: Operation Valkyrie 1944 (Raid)

Kill Hitler: Operation Valkyrie 1944 (Raid) by Neil Short
English | May 21st, 2013 | ISBN: 1780962584 | 80 pages | EPUB | 21.35 MB

Although far from a typical raid, the 20 July Plot – Operation Valkyrie – was still a daring and audacious attack undertaken by a small, very brave, group of individuals, determined to kill Hitler. Hitler was badly shaken by the blast and, despite the fact that numerous other attempts had been made on the Führer's life since he came to power, the July 20 Plot has achieved an almost mythic status. Numerous books, both factual and fictional, have been written on the subject.

Roughshod Through Dixie: Grierson's Raid 1863 (Raid)

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Roughshod Through Dixie: Grierson's Raid 1863 (Raid)

Roughshod Through Dixie: Grierson's Raid 1863 (Raid) by Mark Lardas
English | January 24th, 2012 | ISBN: 1846039932 | 80 pages | EPUB | 26.35 MB

On April 17, 1863 Benjamin Grierson led a force of 1,700 Union cavalrymen across enemy lines into the Confederate-held Tennessee in a bold diversionary raid. Over the next seventeen days, Grierson's horsemen caused havoc by destroying railroad lines, attacking outposts, burning military stores and fighting numerous small actions, before breaking back through the lines at Baton Rouge.

The Last Boarding Party: The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975 (Raid, Book 24)

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The Last Boarding Party: The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975 (Raid, Book 24)

The Last Boarding Party: The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975 (Raid, Book 24) by Clayton K. S. Chun
English | September 20th, 2011 | ISBN: 1849084254 | 80 pages | EPUB | 13.88 MB

Just two weeks after the close of the Vietnam War, communist Cambodian Khmer Rouge elements seized the S.S. Mayaguez in international waters. Believing they had to act quickly, United States Marines boarded the ship, only to find the crew had been removed. They then launched an assault on a nearby island where they believed the crew had been taken. Instead of a quick strike against a limited foe, the Marines encountered major opposition and were quickly pinned down. With large numbers of Cambodians closing in all around, the a desperate firefight developed as US forces tried to extract the Marines. This book recounts the bloody struggle on Koh Tang island, as a badly botched hostage rescue turned into a desperate evacuation.

Carlson's Marine Raiders: Makin Island 1942 (Raid, Book 44)

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Carlson's Marine Raiders: Makin Island 1942 (Raid, Book 44)

Carlson's Marine Raiders: Makin Island 1942 (Raid, Book 44) by Gordon L. Rottman
English | June 10th, 2014 | ISBN: 1472803272 | 80 pages | EPUB | 13.59 MB

On August 17–18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps' 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation was intended to divert Japanese reinforcements bound for Guadalcanal, over 1,000 miles to the southwest, in the wake of the US landings there ten days earlier; the Raiders were to destroy the seaplane base and radio station, take prisoners, and collect intelligence.