WorldCat Identities

Kelly, Orr

Overview
Works: 18 works in 55 publications in 3 languages and 4,083 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Naval history  Anecdotes  Fiction  Pictorial works  Personal narratives 
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 )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elite. The story of the SEALs is exciting and provides a unique insight into the shadowy world of special operations
From a dark sky : the story of U.S. Air Force Special Operations by Orr Kelly( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In From a Dark Sky: The Story of U.S. Air Force Special Operations military affairs specialist Orr Kelly tells for the first time the complete, uncensored history of Air Force special operations: a history that had been up to now shrouded in cover stories, secrecy, and deception. Whether they called themselves Air Commandos, Carpetbaggers, or Ravens, they were the ones called on to do the "impossible" jobs - that other Air Force units couldn't, or wouldn't, do. Whether
Never fight fair! : Navy SEALs' stories of combat and adventure by Orr Kelly( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anecdotes in which members of the Navy's elite special forces, the SEALs, tell their own stories
King of the killing zone by Orr Kelly( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 333 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 )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 316 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 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is your war : story of G.I. Joe by Ernie Pyle( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 283 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 233 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’s famous Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron in 1986 and served ably in combat from its first mission—America’s launched air strike against Libya that same year—through 1991’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’s Special Forces, tells the fascinating true story of the F/A-18 Hornet—how it came to be, how it almost wasn’t, and how it forever altered the way our nation’s wars are fought
Never fight fair! : inside the legendary U.S. Navy SEALs-- their own true stories by Orr Kelly( )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is your war by Ernie Pyle( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SEALs Eagle Force : desert thunder by Orr Kelly( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 57 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 )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet the press Sunday, March 23, 1969 with guest Melvin R. Laird, the Secretary of Defense ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 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
A nation can dry up by Orr Kelly( )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
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
 
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Alternative Names
Kelly, Alfred Orr
ケリー, オア
Languages
English (52)
Japanese (2)
Italian (1)
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