One of the Vietnam War's most closely guarded secrets―a highly classified U.S. radar base in the mountains of neutral Laos―led to the disappearance of a small group of elite military personnel, a loss never fully acknowledged by the American government. Now, thirty years later, one book recounts the harrowing story―and offers some measure of closure on this decades-old mystery.Because of the covert nature of the mission at Lima Site 85―providing bombing instructions to U.S. Air Force tactical aircraft from the "safe harbor" of a nation that was supposedly neutral―the wives of the eleven servicemen were warned in no uncertain terms never to discuss the truth about their husbands. But one wife, Ann Holland, refused to remain silent. Timothy Castle draws on her personal records and recollections as well as upon a wealth of interviews with surviving servicemen and recently declassified information to tell the full story.The result is a tale worthy of Tom Clancy but told by a scholar with meticulous attention to historical accuracy. More than just an account of government deception, One Day Too Long is the story of the courageous men who agreed to put their lives in danger to perform a critical mission in which they could not be officially acknowledged. Indeed the personnel at Site 85 agreed to be "sheep-dipped"―removed from their military status and technically placed in the employ of a civilian company. Castle reveals how the program, code-named "Heavy Green," was conceived and approved at the highest levels of the U.S. government. In spine tingling detail, he describes the selection of the men and the construction and operation of the radar facility on a mile-high cliff in neutral Laos, even as the North Vietnamese Army began encircling the mountain. He chronicles the communist air attack on Site 85, the only such aerial bombing of the entire Vietnam War. A saga of courage, cover-up, and intrigue One Day Too Long tells how, in a shocking betrayal of trust, for thirty years the U.S. government has sought to hide the facts and now seeks to acquiesce to perfidious Vietnamese explanations for the disappearance of eleven good men.
In the mountains of Colorado Territory in 1872, the winters are too long. When Old Bear Le Vrette goes to town for supplies, he sees his dead wife in the face of Lilly Grace Hanson. He forces the young girl to go with him into the mountains. Now a desperate father and a U.S. Marshal must turn to the one man who knows the mountains as well as Bear Le Vrette. But can they trust Le Vrette's friend to track the trapper through the rugged country? Luther Corbett left the world behind. A veteran of the war, he sought peace in the mountains. He wanted to escape the troubles of men, but men have sought him out in his mountain hideaway to bring their troubles to his door. Worse, he believes they intend to kill his old friend. The posse of three will have to overcome the threats of nature, wildlife, and the plans of the old mountain trapper, but if they are going to save young Lilly Grace Hanson, they will also have to overcome each other. If you enjoy Western frontier adventures set in the Old West, then you will love Too Long the Winter.Get it now and join the posse as they track Bear and Lilly Grace through the Colorado wilderness.
Small town Wisconsin cop Val Ryker is about to move in with her longtime firefighter boyfriend when her old boss asks for a favor. Former Chicago Homicide lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels, needs Val to babysit for a few days.Val isn’t comfortable around toddlers, but she accepts.Then one baby becomes two, and some criminals from Jack’s past come calling with child abduction and arson on their agenda.Val might not know babies. But she knows a whole lot about putting up a fight...WATCHED TOO LONG by Ann Voss Peterson and JA KonrathSome would kill for a good babysitter…Watched Too Long is the 4th story in the Val Ryker series.
Is Life Too Long? Essays about Life, Death, and other Trivial Matters is a collection of 18 selected essays and medical tales that were first published in The Mining Journal and in The Mining Gazette, the two leading newspapers of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Dr. Shahar Madjar tells the stories of doctors and their patients with empathy, philosophical flavor, and humor.Shahar Madjar, M.D., M.B.A., is an Israeli-born urologist practicing in the remote, cold Upper Peninsula of Michigan (population 300,000). His medical training took him to different parts of the world: Tel Aviv, Israel; London, England; Miami, Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; Jackson, Mississippi; and Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Madjar is a former fellow at the University of Miami, Clinical Associate at the Cleveland Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.He has published more than 50 articles in the medical literature and has presented his research internationally. For the past several years, Dr. Madjar has been writing a popular medical column for The Mining Journal, and for The Mining Gazette, the two leading daily newspaper of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He lives with his wife and three sons in Marquette, Michigan.
Reporter Gabriel "Gabby" Gooding's unexpected arrival at Channel 7 is met with suspicion and resentment, and her rst assignment, which involves the discovery of a long-dead body in the basement of a Minneapolis home, pits her against the rest of the sta because she suspects it was murder rather than suicide. Her troubles are compounded when, before she gets a chance to settle in, Gabby is forced to confront a gure from her past who has tracked her down to the Twin Cities. As the suicide/murder investigation unfolds, Gabby and photographer Zach Anthony must also follow the twisted trail of this fugitive hiding in plain sight-a fugitive who would do anything to protect his identity ... and his freedom."
Set in Alaska and Suffolk, this story involves a brother (Ivo) and sister (Isabel), each of whom has a sexual relationship with Tim. When Ivo is left for dead on an Arctic island, the way seems clear for Tim and Isabel. But nothing plays itself out in the way one might expect.
Reviews of Allan Andrade's book, S.S. Leopoldville December 24, 1944 published in 1997 Thanks to the publication of this book and the publicity that it has received on regional and national television programs, Americans can now understand what had been a hidden tragedy. The book, in conjunction with the monument and memorials at Ft. Benning, helps ensure that the gallantry and sacrifices of the men of the 66th Infantry Division will no longer be unrecognized as they had been in the past. Dr. Steve Grove, USMA Historian, West Point, New York Allan Andrade's book is an excellent story of human courage in the face of a horrible tragedy. His book gives the reader an idea of what it must have been like to be aboard a sinking ship in the English Channel on Christmas Eve 1944. His extensive interviews with survivors tell how human error played a role in the death of so many U.S. soldiers and how lucky some survivors were to be in the right place at the right time. It was heartbreaking to read how the government lied to so many families who only wanted to know the truth about the fate of their loved one. It truly was a hard book to put down. Joseph P. Napsha, Reporter, Tribune - Review, Greensburg, Pennsylvania Through careful piecing together of survivors' accounts, of photos and wartime letters of both survivors and victims, Andrade weaves a heartbreaking narrative from the beginning of the calamity to its bitter conclusion. In this book, strangers otherwise lost to history are redeemed from the shadows. Ghosts speak in tender love letters of dreams and hopes, of their undying affection for dear ones. They stare gallantly from faded photos, their soldiers' hats jauntily cocked, their eyesanxious. They pose stiffly in family portraits, young kids clinging to their knees. Lovely wives with soft, 1940s hairdos, hug their babies. In the book, we learn firsthand of heroic rescues, desperate acts, brutal deaths, incomprehensible suffering and grief. The History Channel video of the event focuses on the military cover up.. Yet, it does not come close to conveying the gripping horror, pathos and heroism found in Andrade's book. Lynn Ascrizzi, Reporter, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
A Fort Too Far resumes the action-packed adventure of Jason Born’s acclaimed Long Fuse series. The French and Indian War rages. Within the chaos, each vivid character may hold the key to victory or defeat. Heroes and villains arise from these ranks of warriors and scouts.1756 A.D. Ephraim Weber is back among the clogged streets of Philadelphia to honor a pledge made to his dying wife. To do so, he’s taken leave from the war that thunders in the trackless wilds. But Ephraim is unable to escape violence. The bloodshed that he left behind in the wilderness has crept dangerously close to the seaboard – and his parent’s farm. During the reunion with his family, a misunderstanding complicates an already tenuous relationship. While there, Ephraim picks up unlikely companions – a singing minister and a Delaware chief. With them, he may bring a host of tribal enemies into the British fold. He leads them to the new commander of King George II’s expeditionary force. But Lord Loudoun sends Ephraim deeper into the war’s quagmire. If he is unsuccessful in his quest, Ephraim, the continent, and the world will find more blood waiting to be shed.A rousing tale of war and its echoing consequences, A Fort Too Far propels the reader into the flawed hearts and minds of a host of civilizations. Amidst the death and destruction, the seeds of division are planted that will one day result in the blooming of a great nation.