History - Military - United States

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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

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of Ame...

Maria Goodavage

A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo...

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Published: Dec 2012

The Generals: American Military Comma...

Thomas E. Ricks

An epic history of the decline of American military leadership-from the #1 bestselling author of Fiasco Thomas E. Ricks has made a close study of America's military leaders for three decades, and in TheGenerals, he chronicles the wide...

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Published: Oct 2013

America's War for the Greater Middle ...

Andrew J. Bacevich

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end o...

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Published: Feb 2017

The New American Militarism: How Amer...

Andrew J. Bacevich

In this provocative book, Andrew Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, both conservatives and liberals alike. It is a marriage of militarism and utopian ideology, of unprecedented military migh...

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Published: Apr 2013

Eisenhower's Armies: The American-Bri...

Niall Barr

An authoritative and dramatic behind-the-scenes history of 'the Atlantic Alliance' during World War II.The Anglo-American relationship from 1941-1945 proved to be the most effective military alliance in history. Yet there were also co...

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Published: Apr 2017

Embrace the Suck

Austin Bay

MILSPEAK: Slang for military jargon, troop idioms, and Pentagonese. The perfect gift for anyone who is in the military, veterans, or who plans to serve.Don't be like a pig looking at a wristwatch.* With Milspeak, you'll know just what...

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Published: Dec 2017

Under Fire: The Untold Story of the A...

Fred Burton

The New York Times bestselling inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under f...

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Published: Sep 2014

Shock Factor: American Snipers in the...

Jack Coughlin

From the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shooter, comes a riveting narrative of how snipers have changed the course of America's war on al Qaida in the Middle East and Africa.Retired Marine sniper Jack Coughlin (Shoote...

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Published: Nov 2015

Braddock's March: How the Man Sent to...

Thomas E. Crocker

Winner of the 2011 New York Society of Colonial Wars Distinguished Book Award"The strength of this book lies in Crocker's presentation of the battle and the complicated logistics involved."—Times Literary Supplement"B...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Hidden History of America at War:...

Kenneth C. Davis

Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine), Davis brin...

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Published: May 2016

War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, Hi...

Rebecca Frankel

In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities―from their amazing noses and powerful...

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Published: Oct 2015

Beyond Air-Sea Battle: The Debate Ove...

Aaron L. Friedberg

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the debate over how the United States and its allies can counter China's rapidly growing military power.

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Published: Jun 2014

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, an...

Amy S. Greenberg

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abra...

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Published: Aug 2013

The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Mars...

Winston Groom

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest victory: leading the allies...

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Published: May 2017

While You Were Sleeping: Pearls of Wi...

Eric Hollister

The U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is one of the most important institutions of higher learning for Army officers, and has been for well over 100 years.  Here, mid-career officers obt...

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Published: Mar 2016

Area 51: An Uncensored History of Ame...

Annie Jacobsen

Area 51It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 ...

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Published: May 2012

Phenomena: The Secret History of the ...

Annie Jacobsen

The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51. This is a book about a team of...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored H...

Annie Jacobsen

NATIONAL BESTSELLERA Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51No one has ever written the history of the Defense...

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Published: Jun 2016

The Fourth Star: Four Generals and th...

Greg Jaffe

They were four exceptional soldiers, a new generation asked to save an army that had been hollowed out after Vietnam. They survived the military's brutal winnowing to reach its top echelon. They became the Army's most influential gene...

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Published: Oct 2010

A Great Place to Have a War: America ...

Joshua Kurlantzick

The untold story of how America's secret war in Laos in the 1960s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.January, 1961: Laos, a tiny nation few Americ...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of...

Cate Lineberry

A #1 Wall Street Journal e-book bestseller! "THE SECRET RESCUE combines all of the elements that draw us to WWII stories: the daring of The Guns of Navarone, the suspense of The Great Escape, and the bravery reminiscent of Ill Me...

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Published: Jun 2014

Mission America: Straight Talk about ...

Scott Mann

Ever since the days of Homer, warriors have faced an epic battle for which many were ill-prepared - coming home after a life of military service. Whether you served three years or thirty, transitioning to civilian life is an Odyssey i...

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Published: Sep 2016

To Hazard All: A Guide to the Marylan...

Robert Orrison

"The present seems to be the most propitious time since the commencement of the war for the Confederate Army to enter Maryland," wrote Robert E. Lee following his army's stunning success at Second Manassas.Confederate armies...

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Published: Jun 2018

Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geog...

Trevor Paglen

Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition. This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, ...

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Published: Mar 2010

I Could Tell You But Then You Would H...

Trevor Paglen

Updated with New Information and Additional Patches  They're on the shoulders of all military personnel: patches showing what a soldier's unit does. But what if that's top secret?  "A glimpse of [the Pentagon's] dark world thro...

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Published: Oct 2010

On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arli...

Robert M. Poole

Created at the end of the Civil War, Arlington National Cemetery has become a part of the landscape as fixed in the national imagination as the White House or the Capitol building. The mansion at Arlington's heart, and the rolling hil...

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Published: Oct 2010

Men of War: The American Soldier in C...

Alexander Rose

In the grand tradition of John Keegan's enduring classic The Face of Battle comes a searing, unforgettable chronicle of war through the eyes of the American soldiers who fought in three of our most iconic battles: Bunker Hill, Gettysb...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to...

Gordon L. Rottman

On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes appeared from the clouds above Pearl Harbor and fundamentally changed the course of history; with this one surprise attack, the previously isolationist America was irrevocably thrown into t...

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Published: Jul 2015

Everything You Were Taught About the ...

Lochlainn Seabrook

"Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!" is the book that every Civil War house, museum, gift shop, and Website has been waiting for, and that every Civil War buff and student of history h...

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Published: Nov 2010
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