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Inside Delta Force: The Story of Amer...

Eric L. Haney

Now the inspiration for the CBS Television drama, "The Unit."Delta Force. They are the U.S. Army's most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won't hear about their heroics on CNN. No h...

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Published: Aug 2005

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: In...

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad's Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. The Washington Post's forme...

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Published: Sep 2007

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

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Es...

Ben Macintyre

Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem f...

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Published: Aug 2008

Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from...

Stephen E. Ambrose

In this riveting account, historian Stephen Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war, from the high command down to the ordin...

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Published: Jan 1998

John Buchan's History of the Battle o...

John Buchan

A fine author's view of the Great Somme Offensive For many years there were few more highly regarded histories of the momentous Battle of the Somme, 1916, than that written by John Buchan, the renowned author of 'The Thirty Nine Steps...

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Published: Apr 2014

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Sto...

Doug Stanton

The New York Times bestselling "spellbinding true-life story" (USA TODAY) of a United States Special Forces team deployed to the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains in the weeks immediately following 9/11, overcoming great odd...

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Published: May 2010

SIEGE: MALTA 1940-1943 (Pen & Sword M...

Ernle Bradford

Situated halfway between Europe and Africa, Malta played a central role in the battles for the mastery of North Africa. The island was the vital supply base for British and Imperial troops in the to-and-fro desert campaigns against fi...

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Published: Apr 2003

The Missing of the Somme

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer's classic The Missing of the Somme is part travelogue, part meditation on remembrance—and completely, unabashedly, unlike any other book about the First World War. Through visits to battlefields and memorials, he examines...

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Published: Jul 2011

Thank You for Your Service

David Finkel

No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they ca...

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Published: Sep 2014

Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Por...

Jon Meacham

The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history's towering leadersFranklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." In Franklin ...

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Published: Oct 2004

Biggest Brother: The Life Of Major Di...

Larry Alexander

Complemented by never-before-seen photographs and insights by family, friends, and fellow veterans, this inspirational chronicle pays tribute to the war-time accomplishments of Major Richard D. Winters, the skillful leader of the Band...

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Published: May 2006

Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of...

Ken Alibek

Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of Russian bioweaponeers began to till a new killing field: a bleak tract sown with po...

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Published: Jan 1999

The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of ...

Cornelius Ryan

THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORMANDYThe Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory an...

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Published: Jan 2006

The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengean...

Howard Blum

In the final weeks of World War II, his Majesty's Jewish Brigade--the only such unit in the war--went into combat against the mighty Wehrmacht. 'The Brigade' is a personal drama of three remarkable men who set out to fight a war, and ...

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Published: Oct 2002

Americans in Paris: Life and Death Un...

Charles Glass

An unforgettable portrait of the diverse American community in Paris during the occupation. From the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, Americans in Paris recounts tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and s...

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Published: Feb 2011

Operatives, Spies, And Saboteurs: The...

Patrick K. O'Donnell

The battles of World War II were won not only by the soldiers on the front lines, and not only by the generals and admirals, but also by the shadow warriors whose work is captured for the first time in Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs...

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Published: Aug 2006

The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and W...

Peter Eisner

The Freedom Line unfolds a surprising history of World War II, telling the gripping story of the men and women who risked their lives to save Allied airmen trapped behind enemy lines.When twenty-year-old American pilot Robert Grimes w...

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Published: Jun 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

The Terrible Hours

Peter Maas

On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, ...

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Published: Aug 2000

The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and...

Michael R. Beschloss

A New York Times bestseller, The Conquerors reveals how Franklin Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's private struggles with their aides and Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin affected the unfolding of the Holocaust and the fate of vanquis...

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Published: Oct 2003

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the A...

Liza Mundy

An instant national bestseller hailed as "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times), Code Girls is Liza Mundy's award-winning account of the American women who secretly served as U.S. Army and Navy codebreaker...

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Published: Oct 2018

Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Deci...

Stephen E. Ambrose

In a narrative of steady fascination, Ambrose describes the political and military consequences behind General Dwight Eisenhower's decision to halt at the Elbe River and leave Berlin to the Red Army in the final months of World War II...

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Published: May 2000

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily ...

Rick Atkinson

"A triumph of narrative history, elegantly written, thick with unforgettable description and rooted in the sight and sounds of battle."—The New York TimesIn An Army at Dawn—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson pr...

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Published: Sep 2008

An Album of Memories: Personal Histor...

Tom Brokaw

"I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences....The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished d...

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Published: Apr 2002

The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic M...

James Campbell

A harrowing portrait of a largely forgotten campaign that pushed one battalion to the limits of human suffering.Despite their lack of jungle training, the 32nd Division's "Ghost Mountain Boys" were assigned the most grueling...

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Published: Sep 2008

Death Traps: The Survival of an Ameri...

Belton Y. Cooper

“Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone. . . . His stories are vivid, enlightening, full of life—and of pain, sorrow, horror, and triumph.”—STEPHE...

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Published: Apr 2003

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

Medic!: How I Fought World War II wit...

Robert "Doc Joe" Franklin

Lt. Gen. George S. Patton remarked that the "45th Infantry Division is one of the best, if not the best division that the American army has ever produced." Such praise, however, came at a steep price, for the 45th saw some o...

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Published: Oct 2008
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