In 2008, multi-tour combat veteran and US Army Infantryman Chad Rickard embedded within the Afghan Army as a Combat Advisor. Sent to Khost Province, Rickard was confronted with a tenacious enemy. Often outnumbered, Rickard and his men fought the Taliban on the streets of Khost City and the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations to large-scale mountain warfare, follow in his footsteps in this action-packed, well-written memoir. “Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic style.”
In 2008, senior US Army infantry sergeant Chad Rickard deployed to Afghanistan as an embedded combat advisor to the Afghan Army. Follow in his footsteps as Chad takes you on a wild ride through Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations on the streets of Khost City, to battling numerically superior Taliban forces in the mountains at Spera Outpost, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination. “Skillfully written,” “Blood pumping cinematic narration.” Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic writing style and gritty, graphic realism! A Reader’s Favorite 5-Star award winner.
In Decoding Dylan, Jim Curtis takes readers behind Dylan‘s image as the quintessential rebel of the 1960s to reveal a new Dylan—Dylan the careful craftsman, a student of the art of songwriting. Curtis is the first Dylan scholar to draw on the revelations in his memoir Chronicles as well as a variety of sources about New York culture in the 1960s. He uses this material to arrive at a radically new interpretation of Dylan’s amazing songs, which revolutionized American music and which won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Curtis shows that these songs are actually collages in which he ingeniously combined themes and images from American popular culture with themes and images from European high culture.
Readers of Decoding Dylan will come away with a new understanding, not just of Dylan, but also of his place in the history of American popular culture as a whole. .