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Product picture for Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram
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John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person,...
Book cover from Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine by Robert Coram
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Victor "Brute" Krulak is arguably the most important officer in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. In China, he went on daring spy missions. In World War II, he was instrumental in developing amphibious vehicles, and masterminded the invasion of Okinawa. In Korea, he was a combat hero and pioneered the use of helicopters in warfare. In Vietnam, he devised a holistic strategy to fighting the Viet Cong, but when he stood up to LBJ, Krulak was forced to retire. Yet perhaps all of his...
Book cover from Double Ace: The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales by Robert Coram
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Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged determination to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. In Double Ace, veteran biographer Robert Coram, himself a Georgia man, provides readers with an unprecedented look at the defining characteristics that made "Scotty" a uniquely American hero.

First capturing national attention during...
Book cover from American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day by Robert Coram
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During the course of his military career, through World War II, Korean, and then Vietnam, Bud Day received every available combat medal, escaped death on no fewer than seven occasions, and spent sixty-seven months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, where his roommate was John McCain. Despite incredible torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere--a man who fought without pause, a prisoner at war.

But Day's story didn't end when he returned home from Vietnam. In...
Book cover from Gully Dirt: On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South by Robert Coram
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No part of America scars its children as does the south.

In this incandescent memoir, Robert Coram tells how a rough-edged boy escaped from a nowhere little town in rural southwest Georgia and became an accomplished writer.

With a flawless ear and an unblinking eye, Coram escorts us across a unique landscape, capturing the nuances of life in a small southern town during the 1950s, not by writing of the romantic south, but rather of a south that can be narrow and harsh and...
Book cover from Bridge Across My Sorrows: The Christina Noble Story by Christina Noble
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Christina Noble, is a child of the Liberties, the notorious slums of Dublin. Her story is one of extraordinary bravery and resilience in the face of deprivation and abuse such as most of people could not imagine. Christina recalls a childhood in Ireland that barely merits the name; after her mother's death the family is split apart, their alcoholic father unable to care for them. Christina is sexually abused by her uncle and later escapes from an orphanage to become destitute on the streets of...
Book cover from Running Dead by Robert Coram
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In the bestselling tradition of Joseph Wambaugh and David Lindsey comes a novel of intense suspense by Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Robert Coram. Running Dead pits a master terrorist who holds the key to a decades-old secret about a leading politician against a lethal homicide detective who would go to any lengths to get his man. Original.
Book cover from Bridge Across My Sorrows. The Christina Noble Story. by Christina Noble with Robert Coram
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Book cover from Dead South by Robert Coram
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Temporarily relieved from his homicide duties, police detective C.R. Payne is working undercover in Atlanta's seediest hangouts, until a bizarre murder leads him into a dangerous plot involving international arms dealers, the FBI, high-level political machinations, and a ruthless assassin