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Drury, Bob

Overview
Works: 43 works in 225 publications in 1 language and 11,949 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Military history  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  War fiction  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bob Drury
The heart of everything that is : the untold story of Red Cloud, an American legend by Bob Drury( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud's powers, the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. Born in 1821 near the Platte River in modern-day Nebraska, Red Cloud lived an epic life of courage, wisdom, and fortitude in the face of a relentless enemy -- the soldiers and settlers who represented the "manifest destiny" of an expanding America. He grew up an orphan and had to overcome numerous social disadvantages to advance in Sioux culture. Red Cloud did that by being the best fighter, strategist, and leader of his fellow warriors. As the white man pushed farther and farther west, they stole the Indians' land, slaughtered the venerated buffalo, and murdered with impunity anyone who resisted their intrusions. The final straw for Red Cloud and his warriors was the U.S. government's frenzied spate of fort building throughout the pristine Powder River Country that abutted the Sioux's sacred Black Hills -- Paha Sapa to the Sioux, or "The Heart of Everything That Is." The result was a gathering of angry tribes under one powerful leader. What came to be known as Red Cloud's War (1866-1868) culminated in a massacre of American cavalry troops that presaged the Little Bighorn and served warning to Washington that the Plains Indians would fight, and die for their land and traditions. Despite his fame, the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. With this book, the story of our nation's most powerful and successful Indian warrior is finally told and it restores Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history. In a sweeping and dramatic narrative, based on years of primary research, the events leading to Red Cloud's War are traced as he fights for the very existence of the Indian way of life. It also provides intimate portraits of the many men and women whose lives Red Cloud touched, including mountain men, such as the larger-than-life Jim Bridger; U.S. generals, like William Tecumseh Sherman who was charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the warriors Red Cloud groomed, including the legendary Crazy Horse. This stirring chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch in American history and finally gives Red Cloud the modern-day recognition he deserves. -- Publisher description
The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat by Bob Drury( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Korean War, 234 heroic marines from Fox Company, First Division, held off a force of 10,000 Chinese soldiers in subzero weather to secure the Toktong Pass. This is their story
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue by Bob Drury( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1944, America's most popular and colorful naval hero, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, unwittingly sailed his undefeated Pacific Fleet into the teeth of a powerful typhoon. Three destroyers were capsized, sending hundreds of sailors and officers into the raging, shark-infested waters. Over the next sixty hours, small bands of survivors fought seventy-foot waves, exhaustion, and dehydration to await rescue at the hands of the courageous Lt. Com. Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sailed his tiny destroyer escort USS Tabberer through 150-mph winds to reach the lost men. Thanks to documents that have been declassified after sixty years and dozens of first-hand accounts from survivors--including former President Gerald Ford--one of the greatest World War II stories, and a riveting tale of survival at sea, can finally be told.--From publisher description
Lucky 666 : the impossible mission by Bob Drury( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "untold story of friendship, heroism and survival in World War II"--Jacket
Last men out : the true story of America's heroic final hours in Vietnam by Bob Drury( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last Men Out" tells the riveting story of the last 11 United States soldiers to escape South Vietnam on April, 30, 1975, the day America ended its combat presence
Valley Forge by Bob Drury( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"December 1777. It is 18 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and some 12,000 members of America's beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force is reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of King George III's army, and are barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. The Continental Congress is in exile and the American Revolution appears to be lost. Yet a spark remains. Determined to keep the rebel cause alive through sheer force of will, Washington transforms the farmland plateau hard by the Schuylkill River into a virtual cabin city. Together with a dedicated coterie of advisers both foreign and domestic--Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, the impossibly young Alexander Hamilton, and John Laurens--he sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Against all odds, as the frigid and miserable months pass, they manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force that will change the world forever. [This book] is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred, despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation, and the elements. Here is Steuben, throwing himself into the dedicated drilling sessions he imported from Prussian battlefields. Here is Hamilton, proffering the shrewd advice that wards off his beloved commander in chief's scheming political rivals. Here is Laurens, determined to integrate the Continental Army with freed black men and slaves. Here is Lafayette, thirsting for battlefield accolades while tenaciously lobbying his own king for crucial French aid. At the center of it all is George Washington, in the prime of his life yet confronting crushing failure as he fends off political conspiracies every bit as pernicious as his incessant military challenges. The Virginia planter-turned-general is viewed by many as unqualified to lead the Continental Army after the humiliating loss of Philadelphia, and his detractors in and out of Congress plot to replace him. The Valley Forge winter is his--and the revolution's--last chance at redemption. And, indeed, after six months in the camp, Washington fulfills his destiny, leading the Continental Army to a stunning victory in the Battle of Monmouth Court House. The momentum is never again with the Redcoats. Valley Forge is the riveting true story of a nascent United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents--and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation--Drury and Clavin provide the definitive account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence."--Dust jacket
Incident at Howard Beach : the case for murder by Charles J Hynes( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rescue season : the heroic story of parajumpers on the edge of the world by Bob Drury( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the challenges faced by the 210th Alaska Pararescue Squadron during their daring rescue of three English climbers on the West Rib route of Mount Denali--the highest peak in North America
Mafia cop by Lou Eppolito( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who turned his back on the mob to become a New York City cop describes how he was falsely accused of selling secrets to the mob
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend by Bob Drury( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named Riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog's Gift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul"--
The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat by Bob Drury( Recording )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drury offers the story of the courageous mission of the Marines of Fox Company who found themselves surrounded and greatly outnumbered by Chinese forces at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea
Fatso : football when men were really men by Arthur J Donovan( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Donovan starred with the Baltimore Colts, was named All-Pro four times, played in five Pro Bowls and on two NFL championship teams. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame six years after he retired
Halsey's typhoon : [the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue] by Bob Drury( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1944, America's most popular and colorful naval hero, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, unwittingly sailed his undefeated Pacific Fleet into the teeth of a powerful typhoon. Three destroyers were capsized, sending hundreds of sailors and officers into the raging, shark-infested waters. Over the next sixty hours, small bands of survivors fought seventy-foot waves, exhaustion, and dehydration to await rescue at the hands of the courageous Lt. Com. Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sailed his tiny destroyer escort USS Tabberer through 150-mph winds to reach the lost men. Thanks to documents that have been declassified after sixty years and dozens of first-hand accounts from survivors--including former President Gerald Ford--one of the greatest World War II stories, and a riveting tale of survival at sea, can finally be told.--From publisher description
Last men out : the true story of America's heroic final hours in Vietnam by Bob Drury( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last Men Out" tells the riveting story of the last 11 United States soldiers to escape South Vietnam on April, 30, 1975, the day America ended its combat presence
The comeback by Ryne Duren( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of everything that is : the untold story of Red Cloud, an American legend by Bob Drury( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the bestselling tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, this is the untold story of Red Cloud, the most powerful Indian commander of the Plains who witnessed the opening of the West. The great Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud was the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him. At the peak of their chief' s powers, the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States. But unlike Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, or Geronimo, the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, his incredible story can finally be told. Born in 1821 in what is now Nebraska, Red Cloud grew up an orphan who overcame myriad social disadvantages to advance in Sioux culture. Through fearless raids against neighboring tribes, like the Crow and Pawnee, he acquired a reputation as the best leader of his fellow warriors, catapulting him into the Sioux elite-- and preparing him for the epic struggle his nation would face with an expanding United States. Drawing on a wealth of evidence that includes Red Cloud's 134-page autobiography, lost for nearly a hundred years, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin bring their subject to life again in a narrative that climaxes with Red Cloud' s War-- a conflict whose massacres presaged the Little Bighorn and ensured Red Cloud' s place in the pantheon of Native American legends. A story as big as the West, with portraits of General William Tecumsah Sherman, explorer John Bozeman, mountain man Jim Bridger, Red Cloud protégé Crazy Horse, and many others, The Heart of Everything That Is not only places you at the center of the conflict over western expansion, but finally gives our nation' s greatest Indian war leader the modern-day recognition he deserves"--
Lucky 666 : the impossible mission by Bob Drury( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the last great untold stories of World War II. Featuring personal letters, diaries, US Army Air Force after action reports, even the translated Japanese Imperial Air Force's official account of the longest dogfight in history, It is a tale of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice set against the horrific backdrop of vicious aerial warfare, wounded crewmates, and a white knuckle emergency landing in the jungles of New Guinea
A dog's gift : the inspirational story of veterans and children healed by man's best friend by Bob Drury( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named Riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, Paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the life of Paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that Terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. Incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog's Gift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul
Valley Forge by Bob Drury( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history was the inspiring account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution. This is the riveting true story of an underdog United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents, and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation
Madagascar : or, Robert Drury's journal, during fifteen years' captivity on that island by Robert Drury( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue
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Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescueLast men out : the true story of America's heroic final hours in VietnamThe rescue season : the heroic story of parajumpers on the edge of the worldMafia copThe last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combatHalsey's typhoon : [the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue]Last men out : the true story of America's heroic final hours in Vietnam
Alternative Names
Drewrie, Robert 1687-1734

Drewry, Robert 1687-1734

Drury.

Drury, R.

Drury, Robert

Drury, Robert 1687-1734?

Drury, Robert F.

Drury, Robert geb. 1687

Robert Drury Brits auteur

Robert Drury englischer Seemann und Schiffbrüchiger

Robert Drury English sailor

드러리, 바브

ドルーリー, ボブ

ロバート・ドリューリー (船乗り)

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English (168)