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Kelly, Orr

Overview
Works: 20 works in 64 publications in 3 languages and 3,941 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Naval history  Anecdotes  Fiction  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D811.5, 940.542
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Orr Kelly
Brave men ... dark waters : the untold story of the Navy SEALS by Orr Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements. During the Vietnam war U.S. Navy SEALs terrorized the Viet Cong and effectively denied whole areas of the country to the communist guerrillas. The story of SEAL operations during Urgent Fury (Grenada), Just Cause (Panama), and Desert Shield/Storm (Persian Gulf) helps illustrate the evolution of the organization and its formidable strengths - as well as its limitations. Because of the SEALs' changing role, the author has organized the book around the question
Never fight fair! : Navy SEALs' stories of combat and adventure by Orr Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes in which members of the Navy's elite special forces, the SEALs, tell their own stories
From a dark sky : the story of U.S. Air Force Special Operations by Orr Kelly( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korean War, clandestine CIA missions in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, infiltrating intelligence teams during Desert Storm, and current-day operations throughout the world are all included in this exciting and unique history
Here is your war by Ernie Pyle( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's all here - the suspenseful landing at Oran; the risks taken daily by fighter and bomber pilots; grim, unrelenting combat in the desert and mountains of Tunisia; a ferocious tank battle that ended in defeat for the inexperienced Americans; and the final victory at Tunis. Pyle's observations relate the full story of ordinary G.I.s caught up in extraordinary times."--Jacket
King of the killing zone by Orr Kelly( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting the Fox : the Allied invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to victory in Tunisia by Orr Kelly( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meeting the Fox tells the dramatic, but now almost forgotten, story of the first Americans to confront Hitler's war machine in battle. It takes you from the huge armada that landed more than 100,000 troops along the African coast, through bitter defeats in the dry hills of Tunisia, and on to a stunning victory after six months of savage fighting on land, on the sea, and in the air."--Jacket
Dream's end : two Iowa brothers in the Civil War by Orr Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hornet : the inside story of the F/A-18 by Orr Kelly( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating true story of the controversial development and deployment of the supersonic fighter jet that changed aerial warfare forever The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet was born in 1978, a state-of-the-art supersonic fighter and attack aircraft with a top speed of Mach 1.8, more than one thousand miles per hour. It was versatile, fast, and reliable, and no war machine in the air could match it. The marines adopted it first, followed by the navy, impressed by its incomparable ability to engage in close aerial combat while at the same time efficiently delivering explosive payloads to designated enemy targets. It became the aircraft of choice for the US Navy & rsquo;s famous Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron in 1986 and served ably in combat from its first mission & mdash;America & rsquo;s launched air strike against Libya that same year & mdash;through 1991 & rsquo;s Operation Desert Storm and well beyond. Yet the Hornet has always been shrouded in controversy, and while still in its planning stages, it sparked an unprecedented political battle that nearly doomed the miraculous machine before it could take flight. Orr Kelly, the acclaimed military author who has notably chronicled the remarkable histories of the US Navy SEALs and other branches of America & rsquo;s Special Forces, tells the fascinating true story of the F/A-18 Hornet & mdash;how it came to be, how it almost wasn & rsquo;t, and how it forever altered the way our nation & rsquo;s wars are fought
Never fight fair! : inside the legendary U.S. Navy SEALs-- their own true stories by Orr Kelly( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting oral history of the US Navy SEALs{u2014}from World War II to Vietnam to Iraq{u2014}in the words of the warriors themselves?It is better to die than to look bad or lose.? {u2014}Capt. Ronald YeawThere is no more elite fighting force in the world than the esteemed US Navy SEALs. Famous for their rigorous training, fearlessness, and incomparable skills on sea, air, and land, these are the warriors who are routinely charged with carrying out the most dangerous combat assignments, always in secret and under cover of darkness. Much has been written about their remarkable achievements, from the earliest days of the World War II Underwater Demolition Teams through action in the Persian Gulf. But now these courageous men get to speak for themselves, telling their riveting war stories in their own words.Veteran military author Orr Kelly (Brave Men, Dark Water) has gathered together the stunning recollections of current and former SEALs to present a vivid and breathtaking picture of life and death among the best of the best in US Military Special Operations. These brave men speak openly about their training and their missions, offering the uncensored, inspiring, sometimes shocking truth about their combat triumphs and the rare but devastating failures. They carry the reader along with them on the path to glory and into the blistering heat of the fires of war
SEALs Eagle Force : desert thunder by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iraqis are about to unleash a weapon of devastating power: a modified Russian made Blackjack bomber with a terrifying capacity for mass destruction
SEALs Eagle Force : Eagle strike by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brave men, dark waters : the untold story of the Navy SEALs by Orr Kelly( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Orr Kelly offers a rich and riveting history of the SEALs, covering their remarkable triumphs while not shying away from the scandals and controversies
Meet the press : Sunday, September 29, 1968 with guest Clark M. Clifford, the Secretary of Defense( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert thunder by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brave Men, Dark Waters by Orr Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The definitive account of the illustrious and controversial history of America{u2019}s most elite Special Operations fighting force{u2014}the US Navy SEALsThe legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict. These Underwater Demolition Teams, as they were then called, soon became known for their toughness and fearlessness, and their remarkable ability to get the job{u2014}any job{u2014}done. Years later, the renamed US Navy SEALs (for Sea, Air, and Land) continued to be a wartime force to be reckoned with throughout the remainder of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. They served as rangers and scouts in the jungles of Vietnam, answered the call to duty in Panama, Granada, and in Saddam Hussein{u2019}s Iraq, while developing into the very best of the best, the cream of America{u2019}s Special Forces crop. Author Orr Kelly offers a rich and riveting history of the SEALs, covering their remarkable triumphs while not shying away from the scandals and controversies. An extraordinary portrait of extraordinary fighting men, Brave Men, Dark Waters shines a brilliant light into the darkest shadows of war, which is where the SEALs have operated for decades with awesome and deadly efficiency
Here is your war : story of G.I. Joe by Ernie Pyle( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A wonderful and enduring tribute to American troops in the Second World War, [this] is [a] story of the soldiers' first campaign against the enemy in North Africa. With unequaled humanity and insight, [the author] tells how people from a cross-section of America--ranches, inner cities, small mountain farms, and college towns--learned to fight a war. The Allied campaign and ultimate victory in North Africa was built on blood, brave deeds, sacrifice and needless loss, exotic vistas, endurance, homesickness, and an unmistakable American sense of humor. It's all here--the suspenseful landing at Oran; the risks taken daily by fighter and bomber pilots; grim, unrelenting combat in the desert and mountains of Tunisia; a ferocious tank battle that ended in defeat for the inexperienced Americans; and the final victory at Tunis. [The author's] observations relate the full story of ordinary G.I.s caught up in extraordinary times.-Back cover
Meeting the Fox : the Allied invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to victory in Tunisia by Orr Kelly( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the story of those first Americans who suffered a vicious lesson in warfare from Rommel, the Desert Fox. It is the story of how, in those first crucial battles in North Africa, the American army learned how to fight a skilled and tenacious enemy, learned which leaders to trust and which to discard, and prepared itself for victory on the ... battlefields of France, Italy, and Germany. - Introd
L'artiglio dell'aquila by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The hornet by Orr Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fascinating true story of the controversial development and deployment of the supersonic fighter jet that changed aerial warfare foreverThe McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet was born in 1978, a state-of-the-art supersonic fighter and attack aircraft with a top speed of Mach 1.8, more than one thousand miles per hour. It was versatile, fast, and reliable, and no war machine in the air could match it. The marines adopted it first, followed by the navy, impressed by its incomparable ability to engage in close aerial combat while at the same time efficiently delivering explosive payloads to designated enemy targets. It became the aircraft of choice for the US Navy{u2019}s famous Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron in 1986 and served ably in combat from its first mission{u2014}America{u2019}s launched air strike against Libya that same year{u2014}through 1991{u2019}s Operation Desert Storm and well beyond. Yet the Hornet has always been shrouded in controversy, and while still in its planning stages, it sparked an unprecedented political battle that nearly doomed the miraculous machine before it could take flight.Orr Kelly, the acclaimed military author who has notably chronicled the remarkable histories of the US Navy SEALs and other branches of America{u2019}s Special Forces, tells the fascinating true story of the F/A-18 Hornet{u2014}how it came to be, how it almost wasn{u2019}t, and how it forever altered the way our nation{u2019}s wars are fought
A nation can dry up by Orr Kelly( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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From a dark sky : the story of U.S. Air Force Special Operations
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Kelly, Alfred Orr

ケリー, オア

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From a dark sky : the story of U.S. Air Force Special OperationsHere is your warKing of the killing zoneMeeting the Fox : the Allied invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to victory in TunisiaDream's end : two Iowa brothers in the Civil WarNever fight fair! : inside the legendary U.S. Navy SEALs-- their own true storiesSEALs Eagle Force : desert thunderSEALs Eagle Force : Eagle strikeDesert thunder