Shadow Warriors

A History of the US Army Rangers

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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.

Table of Contents


The rise of the rangers
Colonial Rangers
The Revolutionary War
The Civil War
Ranger Battalions of World War II
The Postwar Years: Korea and Vietnam

America's small wars
The Modern Rangers
Operations Eagle Claw and Urgent Fury
All Hail the Regiment
From Just Cause to Desert Storm
Somalia Operation Gothic Serpent

The Global War on terrorism
Operation Enduring Freedom I
Operation Relentless Strike
Operation Anaconda and Takur Ghar
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Further reading and Bibliography

Product details

Published Sep 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 336
ISBN 9781780960753
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 2 b/w; 6 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Mir Bahmanyar

Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ra…


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