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John R. Bruning


John R. Bruning

John R. Bruning is the author or collaborating writer of a number of nonfiction books, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller OUTLAW PLATOON (Morrow) written with Sean Parnell, SHADOW OF THE SWORD with Jeremiah Workman (Ballantine), HOW TO BREAK A TERRORIST with Matthew Alexander (Free Press), HOUSE TO HOUSE with David Bellavia (Free Press), THE DEVIL'S SANDBOX (Zenith) and GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent with Fred Burton (Random House, a New York Times expanded list bestseller).

Bruning is well-traveled as an embedded combat correspondent. For his reporting in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense presented him with a prestigious 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award. For his work with the Oregon National Guard, he was inducted into the 162nd Infantry Regiment in September 2011 as an honorary member. John lives in Independence, Oregon, and has two children.

John R. Bruning

Books by John R. Bruning

by John R. Bruning - History, Nonfiction

December, 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippines Airlines manager Pappy Gunn is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions and combat strategies. By the end of the war, 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.