Biography & Autobiography - Military

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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

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

Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Mari...

William W. Putney

As a twenty-three-year-old veterinarian, William W. Putney joined the Marine Corps at the height of World War II. He commanded the Third Dog Platoon during the battle for Guam and later served as chief veterinarian and commanding offi...

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Published: Oct 2003

White Tigers: My Secret War in North ...

Ben S. Malcom

Operating from a clandestine camp on an island off western North Korea, Army Lt. Ben Malcom coordinated the intelligence activities of eleven partisan battalions, including the famous White Tigers. With Malcom's experiences as its foc...

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Published: Apr 2003

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

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

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

Warbirds in the Cloak of Darkness: Th...

S. Fabian Butalla

Waiting in the frozen forest for hours near the border of Nazi Germany, people of the resistance wait for the weapons, supplies, and help from secret agents they so desperately need. They all quietly listen in the darkness for the sou...

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Published: Jun 2018

Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?

Horace Greasley

An incredible true tale of one man's courage and defiance of the German nation in the name of loveHorace "Jim" Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. There had ...

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Published: Sep 2013

Walking in the Shadow of Death: The S...

William Henderson

This is a story of a Vietnam Infantry Soldier who along with his second platoon survived the mountainous jungles of South Vietnam against a determined enemy.My prayers, which always gives me comfort in the most difficult moments of my...

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Published: Oct 2017

Commandant of Auschwitz : The Autobio...

Rudolf Hoess

A self-portrait, composed by one of the greatest monsters of all time: Rudolf Hoess, the Commandant at Auschwitz, and the man who knew more than almost anyone about how Nazi Germany implemented the Final Solution. Captured by the Brit...

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Published: Dec 2000

Through My Mother's Eyes: The Story o...

Michael McCoy

Jean-Marie Faggiano and her family were living in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. The following month, she and her family, along with over 3,600 other non-national civilians, were forced to surrende...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Lost Airman: A True Story of Esca...

Seth Meyerowitz

For fans of Unbroken, the remarkable, untold story of World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months bef...

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Published: Nov 2016

Heroes Of Annapolis: The True Stories...

David Poyer

David Poyer is a Naval Academy graduate, retired naval officer, and Distinguished Visiting Writer at USNA. His novels have been required reading in the Literature of the Sea course there, along with those of Joseph Conrad and Herman M...

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Published: May 2019

Vietnam: There and Back: A Combat Med...

Jim Purtell

I n 1967, Jim Purtell left his small Midwestern town to join the U.S. Army. He did so at a time when the country was pro-Vietnam and serving seemed an honorable thing to do. Little did he know that the tide would turn a mere six month...

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Published: Feb 2018

The Long Road Home: A Story of War an...

Martha Raddatz

The First Cavalry Division came under surprise attack in Sadr City on April 4, 2004, now known as 'Black Sunday.' On the homefront, over 7,000 miles away, their families awaited the news for forty-eight hellish hours-expecting the wor...

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Published: Jan 2008

A Soldier's Journal: With the 22nd In...

David Rothbart

An intimate, humorous and gripping memoir of WWII's 22nd Infantry Regiment, describes the drive across France to the battle of the Hurtgen Forest and recounts the chaos of war and how accidental atrocities, such as the use of poison g...

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Published: Dec 2005

War in the Boats: My WWII Submarine B...

William J. Ruhe

Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20 percent of U.S. submariners. As a young ensign, William J. Ruhe kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific. His colorful memoir has earned a place w...

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Published: Apr 2005

What They Don't Teach You in Deer Riv...

Julia a. Maki

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Published: Dec 2015

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

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

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

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again

James Harold Doolittle

After Pearl Harbor, he led America's flight to victoryGeneral Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the developme...

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Published: Apr 2001

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
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