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John R. Bruning


John R. Bruning

John R. Bruning is the author or collaborating writer on 16 non-fiction books, including the bestseller OUTLAW PLATOON, HOUSE TO HOUSE, SHADOW OF THE SWORD and THE DEVIL'S SANDBOX: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq.

John R. Bruning

Books by John R. Bruning

by John R. Bruning - History, Military, World History

When, in December 1941, Manila is invaded and U.S. citizen and Philippines Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, he is forced to leave his family behind, leading to their capture by the Japanese and placement in an internment camp where they face disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn’s exploits to rescue them became legendary as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. Pappy’s ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur’s air force into the scourge of the Pacific.

by Michael Golembesky and John R. Bruning - History, Military, Nonfiction, World History

In LEVEL ZERO HEROES, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 to the Taliban stronghold Bala Murghab in an effort to break the Taliban’s grip on the Valley. But when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop, the focus of the friendly forces at Forward Operating Base Todd was forever altered as a massive clearing operation was initiated to recover the bodies. From close-quarters firefights in Afghan villages to capturing key-terrain from the Taliban in the unforgiving Afghan winter, this intense and personal story depicts the brave actions and sacrifices of MSOT 8222.