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Generation Kill

Evan Wright

A narrative on the lives of twenty-three First Recon Marines who led the blitzkrieg on Iraq describes their training, their dangerous entry into suspected ambush points, and the physical and psychological challenges they faced in skir...

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Published: Apr 2005

The Face of Battle: A Study of Aginco...

John Keegan

What is it like to be in battle? John Keegan, a senior instructor at Sandhurst, the British Military Academy, speaks for soldiers who were present in the fray. For examples, Keegan selects Agincourt in 1415, Waterloo in 1815, and th...

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Published: Jan 1983

Boot

Daniel Da Cruz

IIt's America's boot camp, 88 days of drills, inspections, rifle practices, war games, grueling physical exercise and a regimen that separates the men from the boys...Boot is an insider's account, told by a former Marine and veteran j...

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Published: Nov 1987

How to Lose a War: More Foolish Plans...

Bill Fawcett

This is a followup to 'How to Lose a Battle', more military blunder miscellany, from Ancient Greece to modern-day, including such ill-fated plans as; Xerxes' defeat in Greece at Marathon; Alexander's invasion of India; Napoloeon's occ...

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Published: Aug 2009

Warriors Of The Rising Sun: A History...

Robert B. Edgerton

During World War II, many of Japan's soldiers committed such crimes against humanity that the world recoiled in horror. During the notorious six-week-long "rape of Nanking" in 1937, Japanese forces murdered at least 200,000 ...

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Published: Feb 1999

Brazen Chariots: An Account of Tank W...

Robert Crisp

'Unquestionably the finest narrative of tank warfare to come out of World War II.'—Los Angeles Times A tank officer's story of the desert war in North Africa, Brazen Chariots is one of the most widely praised war books ever publ...

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Published: Aug 2005

In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won ...

Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire—including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan— and here he offers a new perspective on the Empire by...

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Published: Aug 2004

The Dictionary of Espionage: Spyspeak...

Joseph Goulden

What's a black-bag job, a dead-letter drop, a honey trap? Who invented the microdot, and why do they call Green Berets "snake-eaters"? More than just an alphabetical presentation of 2,000 definitions, this volume offers a ...

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Published: Jan 2012

Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles...

Victor Davis Hanson

Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes's conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies...

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Published: Aug 2002

Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape o...

Bruce Henderson

In February 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over "neutral" Laos in territory controlled by Pathet Lao guerrillas and North Vietnamese regulars. After his capture, the German-born Dengler proved to be no ordinary prisoner...

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Published: Jun 2011

War and Our World

John Keegan

John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows...

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Published: May 2001

The Great Commanders of the Modern Wo...

Andrew Roberts

Great Commanders of the Modern World is a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the modern world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Antonia Fraser, Saul David and Stephe...

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Published: Jun 2016

Masters Of Chaos

Linda Robinson

Now in paperback: Linda Robinson's intimate, exclusive-and New York Times best-selling- account of the most secretive and elite soldiers in the U.S. Army today Army Special Forces soldiers have been at the forefront of America's count...

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Published: Sep 2005

God's Battalions: The Case for the Cr...

Rodney Stark

The truth about the Christian Crusades and Muslim Jihad.

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Published: Nov 2010

The Illustrated Art of War (Dover Mil...

Sun Tzu

Graced with 24 color illustrations of Asian art treasures, this gift edition of the world's earliest and most prestigious military treatise covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvers, and other topics still relevant today. I...

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Published: Mar 2012

Silent Night: The Story of the World ...

Stanley Weintraub

In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front li...

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Published: Oct 2002

Legionnaire: Five Years in the French...

Simon Murray

Provides a firsthand account of a young Englishman's five-year stint with the French Foreign Legion, detailing his enlistment in the 1960s, the merciless training and brutal conditions he endured, his dangerous mission to Algeria, and...

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Published: May 2006

A Table in the Presence

Carey H. Cash

A U.S. Marine chaplain offers an eyewitness account of the war in Iraq, detailing the day-to-day life on the battlefield and the faith that brought together the members of a U.S. Marine battalion and carried them through the perils an...

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Published: Apr 2005

My War: Killing Time in Iraq

Colby Buzzell

In this war memoir, an American soldier provides a first-person account of the War in Iraq and the everyday experiences of the front-line troops in that troubled war zone. Derived from a blog that Colby Buzzell started writing in 2004...

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Published: Sep 2006

Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth of...

Alan Axelrod

Now in paperback!Military Book Club® Main Selection  History Book Club® Featured Alternate*The battle that transformed a group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine CorpsMiracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 a...

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Published: Oct 2010

In The Company Of Heroes

Michael J. Durant

Piloting a U.S.Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insig...

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Published: Dec 2006

A History of Warfare

John Keegan

The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centures of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures. 'Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians . . . A History of Warfa...

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Published: Jan 1993

How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans a...

Bill Fawcett

The editor of It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . offers an information-packed compilation of real-life military disasters, ill-advised campaigns, and costly military decisions made throughout history, from the ancient world and the medi...

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Published: Jul 2006

Castles, Battles, and Bombs: How Econ...

Jurgen Brauer

 Castles, Battles, and Bombs reconsiders key episodes of military history from the point of view of economics—with dramatically insightful results. For example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building of castles in...

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Published: Sep 2009

U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Handboo...

Department of the Army

This book is the twenty-first century hand-to-hand combat field manual the U.S. Army distributes to all its soldiers. It presents all the essential skills in one durable package—how to ground-fight, throw and take down the enemy, st...

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Published: Jul 2010

Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Sto...

Sean Naylor

An award-winning journalist provides an eyewitness account of the brutal March 2002 battle of untested U.S. troops against fanatical Al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan's Shahikot valley, capturing the courage and resourcefulne...

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Published: Mar 2006

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Co...

John A. Nagl

Invariably, armies are accused of preparing to fight the previous war. In Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl—a veteran of both Operation Desert Storm and the current conflict in Iraq—considers the n...

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Published: Sep 2005

How Wars Are Won: The 13 Rules of War...

Bevin Alexander

Even as we head into twenty-first-century warfare, thirteen time-tested rules for waging war remain relevant.Both timely and timeless, How Wars Are Won illuminates the thirteen essential rules for success on the battlefield that have ...

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Published: Sep 2003

In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronic...

Rick Atkinson

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Long Gray Line journeys into the heart of the conflict in Iraq to provide an eyewitness account of life on the frontlines and a vivid portrait of the remarkable soldiers and leaders of the 101s...

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Published: Mar 2005

One Soldier's War

Arkady Babchenko

One Soldier's War is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier's experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of the book was hailed ...

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Published: Feb 2009
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