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              Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell
               

              Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell (Hardback)

              By Clavin, Tom

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              The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American f...rontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each others as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That vendetta ride would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier's last boom town.
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              ISBN 9781250214584
              Publisher St. Martin's Press
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              Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
               

              Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Drury, Bob; Clavin, Tom

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              The monsoon winds swirling up from the South China Sea had doubled in magnitude as Marine Staff Sergeant Mike Sullivan stood on the roof of the American Embassy, watching North Vietnamese artillery pound Saigon's airport. It was late in the afternoon of April 29, 1975, and for th...e past eight days the airstrip had been the busiest in the world as flight after flight of United States cargo planes ferried Vietnamese refugees, American civilians, and soldiers of both countries to safety while 150,000 North Vietnamese troops marched on the city. With Saigon now encircled and the airport bombed out, thousands were trapped. Last Men Out tells the remarkable story of the drama that unfolded over the next twenty-four hours: the final, heroic chapter of the Vietnam War as improvised by a small unit of Marines, a vast fleet of helicopter pilots flying nonstop missions beyond regulation, and a Marine general who vowed to arrest any officer who ordered his choppers grounded while his men were still on the ground. It would become the largest-scale evacuation ever carried out--what many would call an American Dunkirk.In a gripping, moment-by-moment narrative based on a wealth of recently declassified documents and indepth interviews, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin focus on the story of the eleven young Marines who were the last men to leave, rescued from the Embassy roof just moments before capture, having voted to make an Alamo-like last stand. As politicians in Washington struggled to put the best face on disaster and the American ambassador refused to acknowledge that the end had come and to evacuate, these courageous men held their ground and helped save thousands of lives. They and their fellow troops on the ground and in the air had no room for error as frenzy broke out in the streets and lashing rains and enemy fire began to pelt the city. One Marine pilot, Captain Gerry Berry, flew for eighteen straight hours and had to physically force the American ambassador onto his helicopte
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              ISBN 9781439161029
              Publisher Free Press
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              To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship--And the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War
                

              To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship--And the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War (Hardback, Original ed.)

              By Keith, Phil; Clavin, Tom

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                12 Apr 22

              Coming soon! To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth by Phil Keith\Tom Clavin will be available Apr 12, 2022.

              ISBN 9781335471413
              Publisher Hanover Square Press
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              The Last Stand of Fox Company
               

              The Last Stand of Fox Company (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Drury, Bob; Clavin, Tom

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              November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their... only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox's Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.
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              ISBN 9780802144515
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship--And the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War
                 

              To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship--And the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Keith, Phil; Clavin, Tom

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                12 Apr 22

              The enthralling story of the greatest Civil War battle at sea by the award-winning and bestselling historians Phil Keith and Tom Clavin. On June 19, 1864, just off the coast of France, one of the most dramatic naval battles in history took place. On a clear day with windswept ski...es, the dreaded Confederate raider Alabama faced the Union warship Kearsarge in an all-or-nothing fight to the finish, the outcome of which would effectively end the threat of the Confederacy on the high seas. Authors Phil Keith and Tom Clavin introduce some of the crucial but historically overlooked players, including John Winslow, captain of the USS Kearsarge, as well as Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama and one of the South's greatest heroes. Readers will sail aboard the Kearsarge as Winslow embarks for Europe with a set of simple orders from the secretary of the navy: Travel to the uttermost ends of the earth, if necessary, to find and destroy the Alabama. Winslow pursued Semmes in a spectacular fourteen-month chase over international waters, culminating in what would become the climactic sea battle of the Civil War.
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              ISBN 9798200864058
              Publisher Hanover Square Press
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              Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
               

              Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West (Paperback)

              By Clavin, Tom

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              Clavin's New York Times bestseller--the definitive story of the taming of the Wild West, set in Dodge City, Kansas, which by the 1870s was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West--now in a Tall Premium Edition. Martin's Griffin.s Griffin.

              ISBN 9781250190727
              Publisher St. Martin's Press
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              Promise: A Collection
               

              Promise: A Collection (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clavin, Tom

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              Promise is a collection of essays and observations by New York Times best-selling author Tom Clavin. As he has recently said: I have had the great good fortune to spend most of my life as a journalist, newspaper editor, and author of books. Those million-plus words were devoted t...o other people and events - some contemporary, many in other decades and centuries. Especially in recent years I have time-traveled and visited places I have never been and inhabited the minds of people I have never met. Telling stories of others has been thrilling and satisfying and I have managed to make a living doing it. In that part of my life, there are very few stones left un-turned. But there is territory closer to home that has mostly gone unexplored. This book contains a great deal of that material that is closer to home.
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              ISBN 9798665771090
              Publisher Independently Published
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              Being Ted Williams: Growing Up with a Baseball Idol
               

              Being Ted Williams: Growing Up with a Baseball Idol (Hardback)

              By Enberg, Dick; With Clavin, Tom

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              Stories of legendary baseball player Ted Williams, through the eyes of sportscaster Dick Enberg!

              ISBN 9781683582212
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival
                   

              Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Clavin, Tom

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                8 Dec 21

              The incredible true story of an American fighter pilot doomed to die in Buchenwald but determined to survive. On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his 44th combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one ...of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin's Lightning Down tells this largely untold and riveting true story. Moser was just 22 years old, a farm boy from Washington State who fell in love with flying. During the war he realized his dream of piloting a P-38 Lightning, one of the most effective weapons the Army Air Corps had against the powerful German Luftwaffe. But on that hot August morning he had to bail out of his damaged, burning plane. Captured immediately, Moser's journey into hell began. Joe Moser and his courageous comrades from England, Canada, New Zealand, and elsewhere endured against impossible odds in the most horrific surroundings... until the day the orders are issued by Hitler himself to execute them. Only a most desperate plan might save them. The page-turning momentum of Lightning Down is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Joe Moser, who prays every day to be reunited with his family. Lightning Down is a can't-put-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.
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              ISBN 9781432892807
              Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
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              Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Gol
               

              Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Gol (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clavin, Tom

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              During the Golden Age of Sports in the 1920s, Walter Hagen was to golf what Babe Ruth was to baseball. The first professional golfer to make his living playing the game rather than teaching it, Hagen won eleven major professional tournaments over his long career -- two U.S. Opens..., four British Opens, and five PGA Championships (including an amazing streak of four consecutive PGA wins) -- a record surpassed only by Jack Nicklaus. Hagen was also influential in helping to found the Ryder Cup and was the first American golfer to top $1 million in career earnings -- a figure equivalent to over $40 million today. Award-winning sportswriter Tom Clavin has penned a thrilling biography that vividly recalls Hagen's dazzling achievements and the qualities that made him a star. Energetic, witty, and one of the best putters ever to walk the green, Hagen was a man who loved to party, was extraordinarily generous to his friends, and golfed the world over, giving exhibitions. He preferred to travel by limousine, and if he intended to stay awhile he'd bring a second limo just to transport his clothes, which were nothing but the finest. On his many trips across the Atlantic to compete in the Ryder Cup or British Open, Hagen was known to throw parties that lasted days, ending only when the ship reached the shore. He was also the first professional golfer to admit to playing not only for the love of the game, but also for the love of the winner's purse. Walter Hagen, forerunner of today's sports superstars, is as dynamic a character as can be found in American sports history. Bringing Hagen to life with incredible detail and countless anecdotes, Sir Walter is the authoritative biography of the man who helped create professional golf as it's known today.
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              ISBN 9781476711218
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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