By Oliver North
Following the good fortune of American Heroes: within the struggle opposed to Radical Islam (a New York Times top seller), Oliver North strikes from the frontline to the area of shadow warriors, introducing readers to the courageous, noble paintings of military Seals, Rangers, and eco-friendly Berets in American Heroes in unique Operations.
From the sands of Iraq to the mountains of the Hindu Kush, North relays insider tales and full-color pictures that depict soul-stirring missions, hidden victories, and determined fights opposed to very unlikely odds. but for those trustworthy, inspiring patriots, it's "all in a day's work."
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