SHADOW WARRIORS: A HISTORY OF THE US ARMY RANGERS
Author: Mir Bahmanyar
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Sep 2006
Traces the Rangers from the time of Robert Rogers during the French-Indian War of the 18th century to the most recent combat operations in Iraq. Color & B&W photos t/out; 10x8 inches, 352 pgs.
No American military unit can claim as colorful and volatile a history as the Rangers, who have led the way in America's wars for well over 300 years. This book traces the Rangers from the time of Robert Rogers during the French-Indian War of the 18th century to the most recent combat operations in Iraq. With a focus on today's Army Rangers, who combine the rugged individualism of American frontiersmen with the finely honed ability to operate as a close-knit team, wreaking havoc behind enemy lines, this fascinating volume incorporates many first-hand accounts of dramatic Ranger actions by the combatants themselves.
History of Early Rangers 1600?1775: Colonial America, French-Indian Wars
American War of Independence 1776?83
The American Civil War 1861?65
The Korean War ? the first Airborne Rangers
The Modern Rangers 1974?2003
Desert One (Iran): Operation Eagle Claw 1980 ? Grenada Invasion: Operation Urgent Fury 1983
?All Hail the Regiment? ? Panama: Operation Just Cause 1989 ? Iraq: Operation Desert Storm 1990/1991 ? Somalia: Operation Gothic Serpent 1993 ? Haiti: Operation Uphold Democracy 1994 ? Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001 ? Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mir Bahmanyar received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Subsequently, he joined the US Army, serving with the 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a machine-gunner and training non-commissioned officer, from 1986-1989. Mir also created www.suasponte.com -a website chronicling the history of the American Ranger. He is a feature film producer and screenwriter, recently completing the film Soldier of God. He lives in Los Angeles.