9781526750556-1526750554-When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander at War

When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander at War

ISBN-13: 9781526750556
ISBN-10: 1526750554
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Milburn, Andrew
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781526750556
ISBN-10: 1526750554
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Milburn, Andrew
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Milburn, Andrew wrote When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander at War comprising 336 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1526750554 and 9781526750556. Since then When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander at War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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