When the tempest gathers : from Mogadishu to the fight against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations commander at war
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Philadelphia, PA : Pen & Sword Military, 2020.
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Central Library - Nonfiction - 2nd Floor
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xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
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English
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1526750554, 9781526750556

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"These are the combat experiences of the first Marine to command a special operations task force, recounted against a backdrop of his journey from raw Second Lieutenant to seasoned Colonel and Task Force Commander; from leading Marines through the streets of Mogadishu, Baghdad, Fallujah and Mosul to directing multi-national special operations forces in a dauntingly complex fight against a formidable foe. The journey culminates in the story's centerpiece: the fight against ISIS, in which the author is able to use the lessons of his harsh apprenticeship to lead the SOF task force under his command to hasten the Caliphate's eventual demise. Milburn has an unusual background for a US Marine, and this is no ordinary war memoir. Very few personal accounts of war cover such a wide breadth of experience, or with so discerning a perspective. As Bing West comments: "His exceptional skill is telling each story of battle and then knitting them into a coherent whole. By the end of the book, the reader understands what happened on the ground in the wars against terrorists over the past twenty years." Milburn tells his extraordinary story with self-effacing candor, describing openly his personal struggles with the isolation of command, post-combat trauma and family tragedy. And with the skill and insight of a natural story teller, he makes the reader experience what it's like to lead those who fight America's wars.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Milburn, A. (2020). When the tempest gathers: from Mogadishu to the fight against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations commander at war . Pen & Sword Military.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Milburn, Andrew. 2020. When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander At War. Philadelphia, PA: Pen & Sword Military.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Milburn, Andrew. When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander At War Philadelphia, PA: Pen & Sword Military, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Milburn, Andrew. When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander At War Pen & Sword Military, 2020.

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