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Shot Down: The Secret Diary of One POW's Long March to Freedom

by Alex Kerr

Alex Kerr's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those...

Captain James Carlin: Anglo-American Blockade Runner

by Colin Carlin & Jr., William N. Still

A unique portrait of one of the most successful blockade runners who brought vital supplies to Confederate forces

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

by T. E. Lawrence

When T. E. Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and his own...

Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir

by Tom Jones

A gripping first-hand account of life in space and the making of an astronaut. What is it like to fly the space shuttle and work on and in the International Space Station? Veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones is...

The Autobiography Manuscript of Major Amos Stoddard: Edited and with an Introduction by Robert A. Stoddard

by Robert A. Stoddard

The Autobiography Manuscript of Major Amos Stoddard is part biography, and part autobiography. It is the story of the life and times of Major Amos Stoddard, the first civil commandant and governor of Upper...

ESCAPE TO ANZIO: Stan Smollan's 2nd World War Saga

by Jeff Smollan & David Saks

World War II, 1939, Private Stanley Smollan trained in South Africa. He sailed up the African East Coast to Suez. He was injured in the Battle of Sollum. On recovery, he rejoined his regiment in Tobruk, and...

Anders Lassen VC, MC of the SAS

by Mike Langley

The story of Anders Lassen is one of the most amazing and heroic of the Second World War – indeed in the history of the British armed services. He was awarded no less than three Military Crosses and the SAS...

All the Gallant Men

by Donald Stratton & Ken Gire

THE FIRST MEMOIR BY A USS ARIZONA SURVIVOR: Donald Stratton, one of the battleship's five living heroes, delivers a "powerful" and "intimate"* eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable...

The Red Baron: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Barry Pickthall

Beginning his wartime career on the Western Front in August 1916, Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron as he became known, had shot down an impressive total of fifteen aircraft by January 1917, as well as...

The Flying Man: Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation

by Richard Byers

Hugo Junkers (1859–1935) was a German engineer and aircraft designer generally credited as the pioneer of all-metal airplanes. His company, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG, more commonly referred to...

Fighting Blind: A Green Beret's Story of Extraordinary Courage

by Ivan Castro & Jim Defelice

Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper's post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined....

For Country, Cause, and Leader

by Stephen W. Sears

Now published for the first time, For Country, Cause & Leader offers an eyewitness account of the Civil War by a Union soldier who fought from Bull Run to Knoxville. This remarkable book presents the transcription...

A Matter of Honor

by Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans...


by John French

For a memoir of World War I, Sir John French's book 1914: The Early Campaigns of the Great War, does a fairly good job of recounting the facts, however skewed they may be. French, whose full name and titles...

Sheldrake: Memories of a World War II Gunner

by Major Richard Hughes

Major Dick Hughes. Major Dick Hughes’ personal account of his service with the guns artillery of the 53rd Welsh Division from Normandy to Hamburg including the hard fought battles for the Orne valley and Hetrogosenbosch...

Wind in the Wires and An Escaper's Log: A British Pilot's Classic Memoir of Aerial Combat, Captivity and Escape during the Great War

by Duncan Grinnell-Milne

Duncan Grinnell-Milne was one of that select band of young men who made history in the air between 1915 and 1918 when they learned to fly in machines that resembled box-kites and laid the foundations of aerial...

Camouflaged Sisters: Silent No More!

by Lila Holley

We see their strong, determined faces in uniform. We see their unceasing exhibition of honor and courage while protecting our country. But there is something we don’t see: victims of the system—the system...

Commanding the Home Front: True stories from the families who support the modern-day Australian Defence Force

by Maree Sirois

True stories from the families who support the modern-day Australian Defence Force

At a time of extraordinary operational tempo for the Australian Defence Force, many military families have faced long and even...

Miss Fortune's Last Mission: Uncovering a Story of Sacrifice and Survival

by Bill Boyce & John Hartley Torrison

Twenty-five years after his death, I wanted to know the things my father would not discuss about his time as a 19-year-old waist gunner in a B-24 bomber. I found the man who could tell me. He was Ray Noury,...

Above the Battle: An Air Observation Post Pilot at War

by Ronald Lyell Munro

In April 1943, a young officer arrived at Penshurst to join ‘C’ Flight, 653 Squadron. He was no ordinary pilot and this was no ordinary RAF outfit. Lyell Munro was a soldier and 653 was an Air Observation...