Best Operation Desert Storm Military History Books
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1. The Forever War
Author: by Dexter Filkins
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (June 2, 2009)
National BestsellerOne of the Best Books of the Year:New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America’s conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs.
Through the eyes of Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, we witness the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11th, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Filkins is the only American journalist to have reported on all these events, and his experiences are conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astonishing scenes. Brilliant and fearless, The Forever War is not just about America’s wars after 9/11, but about the nature of war itself.
2. Behind the Enigma: The Authorized History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency
Author: by John Ferris
Published at: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2020)
The definitive history of GCHQ, one of the world’s most tight-lipped intelligence agencies, written with unprecedented access to classified archives. For a hundred years GCHQ Government Communications Headquarters has been at the forefront of British secret statecraft. Born out of the need to support military operations in the First World War, and fought over ever since, today it is the UK’s biggest intelligence, security and cyber agency and a powerful tool of the British state.
Famed primarily for its codebreaking achievements at Bletchley Park against Enigma ciphers in the Second World War, GCHQ has intercepted, interpreted and disrupted the information networks of Britain’s foes for a century, and yet it remains the least known and understood of British intelligence services.
It has been one of the most open-minded, too: GCHQ has always demanded a diversity of intellectual firepower, finding it in places which strike us as ground-breaking today, and allying it to the efforts of ordinary men and women to achieve extraordinary insights in war, diplomacy and peace.
3. Hogs in the Sand: A Gulf War A-10 Pilot's Combat Journal
Author: by Buck Wyndham
Published at: Koehler Books (August 24, 2020)
“I am awed by my destructive power. With a small squeeze of the gun trigger under my right index finger, I can rip the turret off a thirty-ton battle tank and throw it 200 feet across the desert, while the rest of the tank burns in an explosion of white-hot, burning phosphorescence.
But the cold, morbid reality of it does not exist from where I sit and watch it happen. There’s no dramatic chord. No deafening explosion. No screams suddenly stifled. The soundtrack of a pilot’s war is mostly silent.”The mighty, iconic A-10 Warthog was first thrust into battle in Operation Desert Storm.
The men who took it through walls of flak and surface-to-air missiles to help defeat the world’s fourth-largest army were as untested as their airplanes, so they relied on personal determination and the amazing A-10 to accomplish their missions, despite the odds.
Hogs in the Sand is the epic and deeply-personal year-long journey of one of those pilots as he fights an increasingly terrifying war, all the while attempting to win over a woman and keep control of his internal demons. For anyone who has admired the Warthog, seen it in action, or called upon it to be their salvation, this story will fulfill a desire to virtually strap into the cockpit, while gaining unprecedented understanding of the mind of a modern combat pilot.
4. First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
Author: by Gary Schroen
Published at: Presidio Press; Illustrated edition (May 2, 2006)
While America held its breath in the days immediately following 9/11, a small but determined group of CIA agents covertly began to change history. This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous top-secret mission inside Afghanistan to set the stage for the defeat of the Taliban and launch the war on terror.
As thrilling as any novel, First In is a uniquely intimate look at a mission that began the U.S. Retaliation against terrorismand reclaimed the country of Afghanistan for its people.
5. Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
Author: by Rick Atkinson
Published at: Mariner Books; 58704th edition (October 19, 1994)
This definitive account of the Gulf War relates the previously untold story of the U.S. War with Iraq in the early 1990s. The author follows the 42-day war from the first night to the final day, providing vivid accounts of bombing runs, White House strategy sessions, firefights, and bitter internal conflicts.
6. Skunk Works
Author: by Ben R. Rich
Published at: Time Warner Books Uk; Reprint edition (August 1, 1995)
The true story of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation. The former head of Lockheed’s Skunk Works recounts a drama of Cold War confrontation and Gulf War air combat. The book tells the story of secret aircraft from the U-2 to the Stealth Fighter.
7. The Bookseller of Kabul
Author: by Asne Seierstad
Published at: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (October 26, 2004)
With The Bookseller of Kabul, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad has given readers a first-hand look at Afghani life as few outsiders have seen it. Invited to live with Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, and his family for months, this account of her experience allows the Khans to speak for themselves, giving us a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and of a country of great cultural riches and extreme contradictions.
For more than 20 years, Sultan Khan has defied the authorities – whether Communist or Taliban – to supply books to the people of Kabul. He has been arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and has watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street.
Yet he had persisted in his passion for books, shedding light in one of the world’s darkest places. This is the intimate portrait of a man of principle and of his family – two wives, five children, and many relatives sharing a small four-room house in this war ravaged city.
8. The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
Author: by Jean Baudrillard
Published at: Power Publications, Sydney (August 17, 2012)
Comprised of three essays written by Baudrillard in the lead-up to, during, and after the military clash in the Gulf in 1992, this book is a penetrating and provocative analysis of the unfolding drama using the author’s well-known concepts of simulation and the hyperreal.
Paul Patton’s introduction surveying the debate aroused by the conflict argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the events, correctly identified the political stakes involved in the gestation of the New World Order.
9. The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991 (American Military Experience)
Author: by Gregory Fontenot
Published at: University of Missouri; First edition (May 31, 2017)
This fast-paced and compelling read closes a significant gap in the historiography of the late Cold War U.S. Army and is crucial for understanding the current situation in the Middle East. From the author’s introduction: My purpose is a narrative history of the 1st Infantry Division from 1970 through the Operation Desert Storm celebration held 4th of July 1991.
This story is an account of the revolutionary changes in the late Cold War. The Army that overran Saddam Hussein’s Legions in four days was the product of important changes stimulated both by social changes and institutional reform. The 1st Infantry Division reflected benefits of those changes, despite its low priority for troops and material.
The Division was not an elite formation, but rather excelled in the context of the Army as an institution. This book begins with a preface by Gordon R. Sullivan, General, USA, Retired. In twelve chapters, author Gregory Fontenot explains the history of the 1st infantry Division from 1970 to 1991.
10. Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War
Author: by William G. Pagonis
Published at: Harvard Business Review Press (August 1, 1992)
“Business Week” described the Gulf War as “the largest military logistics operation in history”, entailing an unprecedented deployment of troops and supplies halfway around the world. Here is a firsthand account of the supply effort that led to the dramatic Allied victory in the Gulf, written by the general who spearheaded the remarkable undertaking.
General Pagonis recounts the Gulf War from the first fateful telephone call, to the mobilization of 550,000 troops and the shipment of 7,000,000 tons of supplies, to the enormously complex challenge of bringing home a half million soldiers and their equipment. Numerous leadership and logistics lessons can be gleaned from his experience.
Pagonis describes his battlefield innovations as well as his inspirational leadership style. Using historical examples and current business practice, he makes a strong case for better leadership and better logistics, both in the military and in the private sector. In the Gulf War, leadership and logistics came together, and extraordinary goals were achieved.
11. Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Author: by Anthony Swofford
Published at: Scribner; Reprint edition (December 16, 2003)
In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family.When the U.S.
Marines – or “jarheads” – were sent to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for the first Gulf War, Anthony Swofford was there. He lived in sand for six months; he was punished by boredom and fear; he considered suicide, pulled a gun on a fellow marine, and was targeted by both enemy and friendly fire.
As engagement with the Iraqis drew near, he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man.
12. The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting
Author: by Mike Guardia
Published at: Casemate (May 4, 2015)
With a Foreword by General (ret) Fred Franks – Commander, VII Corps in Desert StormAs a new generation of main battle tanks came on line during the 1980s, neither the US nor USSR had the chance to pit them in combat.
But once the Cold War between the superpowers waned, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein provided that chance with his invasion of Kuwait. Finally the new US M1A1 tank would see how it fared against the vaunted Soviet-built T-72. On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait.
The Iraqi Army, after its long war with Iran, had more combat experience than the U.S.Army. Who knew if America’s untested forces could be shipped across the world and thence contest the battle-hardened Iraqis on their homeground? The Kuwaitis had collapsed easily enough, but the invasion drew fierce condemnation from the UN, which demanded Saddam’s withdrawal.
Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him.In response, the U.S. Led the world community in a coalition of 34 nations in what became known as Operation Desert Storm – a violent air and ground campaign to eject the Iraqis from Kuwait.
13. Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War (American Warrior Series)
Author: by L. Scott Lingamfelter
Published at: University Press of Kentucky; Illustrated edition (May 19, 2020)
When Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, triggering the First Gulf War, a coalition of thirty-five countries led by the United States responded with Operation Desert Storm, which culminated in a one-hundred-hour coordinated air strike and ground assault that repelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
Though largely forgotten in descriptions of the war, an eight-day barrage of artillery fire made this seemingly rapid offensive possible. At the forefront of this offensive were the brave field artillerymen known as “redlegs.”In Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War, a veteran and former redleg of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery (otherwise known as the “Big Red One”), Col. L.
Scott Lingamfelter, recounts the logistical and strategic decisions that led to a coalition victory. Drawing on original battle maps, official reports, and personal journals, Lingamfelter describes the experience of the First Gulf War through a soldier’s eyes and attempts to answer the question of whether the United States “got the job done” in its first sustained Middle Eastern conflict.