Biography & Autobiography - Military

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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of...

Anderson Cooper

In 2005, two tragedies--the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina--turned CNN reporter Anderson Cooper into a media celebrity. Dispatches from the Edge, Cooper's memoir of 'war, disasters and survival,' is a brief but powerful chronicle...

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Published: May 2007

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of P...

Jon Krakauer

This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of...

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Published: Jul 2010

American Sniper: The Autobiography of...

Chris Kyle

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers . . . From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper ...

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Published: Feb 2013

I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lync...

Rick Bragg

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg lends his remarkable narrative skills to the story of the most famous POW this country has known.In I Am a Soldier, Too, Bragg let’s Jessica Lynch tell the stor...

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Published: Nov 2004

Grown Gray in War

Leonard J. Maffioli

GROWN GRAY IN WARFrom Iwo Jima to the Chosin Reservoir to the Tet Offensive, the Autobiography of a True Marine HeroMaj. Bruce H. Norton, USMC (Ret.) M.Gy.Sgt. Len Maffioli, USMC (Ret.)"Generation after generation of Marines have...

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Published: Nov 2014

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

Laura Auricchio

The Marquis de Lafayette at age nineteen volunteered to fight under George Washington and became the French hero of the American Revolution. In this major biography Laura Auricchio looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion o...

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Published: Aug 2015

Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Mis...

Don Mann

The Inside Story of America's Ultimate Warriors When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the U.S. government for over a decade...

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Published: Jun 2012

Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of ...

Robert L. O'Connell

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWilliam Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape—...

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Published: May 2015

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

William Guarnere

Tom Hanks introduces the "remarkable"(Publishers Weekly) story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heff...

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Published: Oct 2008

A Covert Affair: When Julia and Paul ...

Jennet Conant

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caugh...

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Published: Nov 2011

The Proud Bastards: One Marine's Jour...

E. Michael Helms

In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines -- and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the first stop on a journey that would forever ...

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Published: Feb 2004

Company Commander: The Classic Infant...

Charles Blair Macdonald

As a newly commissioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish-the Battle of the Bulge.

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Published: Jan 1999

Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary B...

Don Malarkey

Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack i...

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Published: May 2009

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Mari...

Nathaniel C. Fick

If the Marines are 'the few, the proud,' Recon Marines are the fewestand the proudest. Nathaniel Fick's career begins with a hellish summerat Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a platoonin Afghanistan just after 9/...

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Published: Sep 2006

Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pa...

William Manchester

For the first time in trade paperback, the book in which one of the most celebrated biographer/historians of our time looks back at his own early life and gives us a remarkable account of World War II in the Pacific, of what it looked...

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Published: Apr 2002

A Worm's Eye View: Being A Private in...

Pfc Calvin T. McKibbin

Set during one of the most tumultuous times in the history of America, A Worm's Eye View is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Cal's memories as a Private in 1944, during the invasion of Germany, reveal the everyday life and drudgery o...

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Published: Oct 2015

In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's ...

Gottlob Herbert Bidermann

In the hell that was World War II, the Eastern Front was its heart of fire and ice. Gottlob Bidermann served in that lethal theater from 1941 to 1945, and his memoir of those years vividly recaptures his grueling experiences with an a...

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Published: Sep 2001

My Detachment: A Memoir

Tracy Kidder

The award-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains reminisces about his own life, in a unromanticized profile of a young man coming of age during the Vietnam War, chronicling his experiences as a former ROTC intelligence officer i...

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Published: Oct 2006

The Last True Story I'll Every Tell: ...

John Crawford

A Florida National Guardsman who served in Iraq describes how he was called to active duty shortly after his marriage and two credits before he graduated from college, recounting his unit’s experiences during and after the fall ...

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Published: Apr 2006

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and ...

Luis Carlos Montalvan

* Now a New York Times bestseller *A heartwarming true dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, transforms a former soldier's life forever Excerpt: "Tuesday combines a golden retriever's innate playfulness ...

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Published: Apr 2012

Lost In Tibet

Richard Starks

Set against the majestic yet unforgiving Himalayan landscape of World War II Tibet-an unknown and tightly sealed land deeply suspicious of foreigners--LOST IN TIBET recounts the taut adventure of five American airmen facing the greate...

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Published: Nov 2005

The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredib...

Alistair Urquhart

Extraordinary story of a man who survived three close encounters with death.Alistair Urquhart was among the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore during World War II. He not only survived 750 days in the jungle work...

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Published: Nov 2011

The Scariest Place in the World: A Ma...

James Brady

In this memoir, celebrated Parade magazine columnist James Brady returns, after 50 years, to the crucible of war that helped shape him. With the ’axis of evil’ speech fresh in his ears, and with the newspapers carrying sto...

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Published: Apr 2006

The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: Am...

Michael Mooney

New York Times bestsellerThe life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Chris Kyle led the life of an American hero. His renowned courage and skill in military service earned him tw...

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Published: Mar 2015

Fate is the Hunter

Ernest Kellogg Gann

This book is an episodic log of some of the more memorable of the author's nearly ten thousand hours aloft in peace and (as a member of the Air Transport Command) in war. It is also an attempt to define by example his belief in the ph...

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Published: Jul 1986

For the Love of Flight

Robert E. Barr

With an aviation career spanning nearly fifty-one years, there are many stories to tell, many memories to share. From military tours in Southeast Asia to flying the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Robert E. Barr has a...

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Published: Mar 2014

Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and U...

Eric Blehm

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn't know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afgh...

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Published: May 2013

Jungle Ace: The Story of One of the U...

John R. Bruning

Flying P-38s, Jerry Johnson shot down 24 aircraft in 265 combat missions in the Pacific theater. At the age of only twenty-four, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific. Tragically, though Johnson had survived th...

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Published: Nov 2003

Islands of the Damned: A Marine at Wa...

R. V. Burgin

One of the real-life heroes featured in HBO(r)'s The Pacific tells his own true story. R.V. Burgin reveals his experiences as a Marine at war in the Pacific Theater, where Company K confronted snipers, ambushes along narrow jungle tr...

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Published: Mar 2011

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed t...

Robert Coram

A great American hero-a 20th-century warrior and military strategist who lived outside the spotlight but whose work has been enormously influential-is brought brilliantly to life in this acclaimed biography. John Boyd was the finest f...

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Published: May 2004
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