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Kelly, Orr

Overview
Works: 20 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 3,896 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 725 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 567 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These missions involved flying behind enemy lines or introducing unique new weapons such as the fixed-wing AC-47 gunship or the Pave Low helicopter, the air commandos have been a vital part of America's modern war-waging capability. Kelly describes the action going back to the 1940s when the Army Air Force provided aerial aid to anti-Nazi partisans and successfully extracted scores of downed American pilots. Helicopter insertion of agents into enemy territory during the
Here is your war by Ernie Pyle( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 369 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
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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Normandy, before Anzio, a fledgling Allied army of inexperienced officers and undertrained, ill-equipped troops launched a perilous amphibious invasion of unprecedented size and scope. Their mission: to fight their way across 1,200 miles of mountain and desert and wrest control of North Africa from the battle-hardened veterans of the Nazis' vaunted Afrika Korps, commanded by legendary Field Marshal Erwin Rommel - the Desert Fox."
King of the killing zone by Orr Kelly( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream's end : two Iowa brothers in the Civil War by Orr Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries 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'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
SEALs Eagle Force : desert thunder by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 50 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
Brave men, dark waters : the untold story of the Navy SEALs by Orr Kelly( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions. 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-any job-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's Iraq, while developing into the very best of the best, the cream of America's Special Forces crop
SEALs Eagle Force : Eagle strike by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DIG ANOTHER GRAVE : bad generals and the havoc they cause by Orr Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Brave Men : the Untold Story of the Navy SEALs by Orr Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries 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 warMeeting the Fox : the Allied invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to victory in TunisiaKing of the killing zoneDream's end : two Iowa brothers in the Civil WarSEALs Eagle Force : desert thunderSEALs Eagle Force : Eagle strike