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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 Return: A Field Manual for Life A...

David J. Danelo

"Because every person's war experience is unique, so is their return home. The combat veterans' reintegration to the society they left is a journey that's been made by returning warriors since before Homer first chronicled it. In...

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Published: Oct 2014

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

The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Time...

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor David Hanson, author of the highly regarded classic The Western Way of War, presents an audacious and controversial theory of what contributes to the success of military campaigns.Examining in riveting detail the campaigns of t...

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Published: Apr 2001

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

Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twe...

Alistair Horne

“EMINENTLY PROVOCATIVE AND READABLE.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNALSir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles of the past centu...

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Published: Nov 2016

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

War Dogs: A History of Loyalty and He...

Michael G. Lemish

Now in trade paperback, War Dogs provides an eye-opening look at unsung canine heroes from World War I to the present. Terriers, shepherds, beagles, collies, huskies, and Dobermans are only a few of the breeds that have pulled sleds, ...

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Published: Nov 1999

SAS: Britain's Elite Special Forces i...

Jon E. Lewis

You can only truly understand the strengths and smarts required to be part of this elite group when you hear the stories from the warriors themselves.A stunning anthology of over 100 eyewitness accounts from the men of the SAS to tie...

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Published: Sep 2011

Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1)

Osprey Publishing

This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treat...

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Published: May 2002

A Short History of the Civil War: Ord...

Fletcher Pratt

Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies and personalities revealed in an audacious style that carries read...

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Published: Jul 1997

Operation Garbo: The Personal Story o...

Juan Pujol

Juan Pujol Garcia, better known as Garbo, was perhaps the most influential spy of World War II. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured their absence in great numbers from Normandy's bea...

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Published: Feb 2012

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

While Men Slept . . .: . . . His Enem...

Karen Frazier Romero

While Men Slept . . . IS A WAKE-UP CALL TO THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA EXPOSING THE ENEMY WITHIN OUR MIDST . . . THEY HAVE PROMISED TO SILENTLY INFILTRATE OUR COUNTRY USING IMMIGRATION IN ORDER TO MULTIPLY THEIR VOTES, SECURE ALL POLITICA...

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Published: Mar 2014

Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes i...

Larry Smith

This first oral history of living Medal of Honor winners evokes Flags of Our Fathers with stirring accounts of patriotic valor. This New York Times best-selling account of battlefield courage celebrates the larger-than-life sacrifice...

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Published: May 2004

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

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

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
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