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Col. Michael Lee Lanning

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Michael Lee Lanning retired from the army as a lieutenant colonel after more than twenty years' service. During his assignment to Vietnam, he served as both an infantry platoon leader and a company commander in the 199th Infantry Brigade (Light). He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Battles of Peace

Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: January 3, 1995
Price: $19.00

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Blood Warriors
American Military Elites
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 29, 2002
Price: $6.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Blood Warriors
American Military Elites
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $6.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a paperback.

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Inside Force Recon
Recon Marines in Vietnam
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning and Ray W. Stubbe


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 29, 1989
Price: $6.99

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Inside the Crosshairs
Snipers in Vietnam
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 29, 1998
Price: $7.99

"The American sniper could be regarded as the greatest all-around rifleman the world has ever known. . . ."

At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and army precision marksmen had killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC... Read more >
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Inside the Crosshairs
Snipers in Vietnam
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 19, 2013
Price: $7.99

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Inside the LRRPs
Rangers in Vietnam
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 12, 1988
Price: $7.99

Vietnam was a different kind of war, calling for a different kind of soldier. The LRRPs--Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols--were that new breed of fighting man. They operated in six-man teams deep within enemy territory, and were the eyes and ears of the units they served. This is their story--of perseverence under... Read more >
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Inside the LRRPs
Rangers in Vietnam
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $7.99

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Mercenaries
Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to Today#s Private Military Companies
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $7.99

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Mercenaries
Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to Today#s Private Military Companies
Written by Col. Michael Lee Lanning


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

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