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Vanguard of Valor

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


Vanguard of Valor: Enhanced Edition seamlessly combines eight compelling platoon level narratives with audio, video, simulations, photographs and much more to create an informative and immersive military history that shows the face of battle in Afghanistan.  The Combat Studies Institute invites readers to explore these meticulously researched and richly detailed narratives written by professional military historians and now enhanced with multimedia content to witness the day-to-day challenges faced by US Soldiers.


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Customer Reviews

A great read

This ibook is interesting, informative, and engaging. Great work, Combat Studies Institute!

A Giant Leap

I read the PDF version earlier and then learned of the enhanced version. The collection is extremely well done - and the the enhanced version brings reading military history to a new level with fly through terrain, descriptive timelined maps, weapon descriptions and embedded photographs. Exceptionally well done!,


A fantastic read on the iPad - what a great download! The story is fascinating and draws the reader in. But the extras are what earns this five stars. From pop up maps, diagrams, audio interview, video and more, I felt like I was not merely given an interpretation of events but sharing in the background material underlying the story. These enhancements are wonderful, because they aim to provide information and not overwhelm the story with "flash". You can choose as much or as little as you want.

Vanguard of Valor
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  • Free
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Military
  • Published: Mar 05, 2013
  • Publisher: Combat Studies Institute Press
  • Seller: CSI Press
  • Print Length: 248 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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