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One of Morgan's Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

by John M. Porter & Kent Masterson Brown

John Marion Porter (1839--1898) grew up working at his family's farm and dry goods store in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's nine children, he was studying to become a lawyer...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


Keeping the Promise

by Elliott E Donna

Forty years have passed since the so-called women's movement claimed to liberate women from preconceived notions of what it means to be female - and the results are in. The latest statistics show that as women...


My American Journey

by Colin L. Powell & Joseph E. Persico

"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."

--The New York Times Book Review

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from...


Mud, Blood and Bullets: Memoirs of a Machine Gunner on the Western Front

by Edward Rowbotham

It is 1915 and the Great War has been raging for a year, when Edward Rowbotham, a coal miner from the Midlands, volunteers for Kitchener's Army. Drafted into the newly-formed Machine Gun Corps, he is sent to...


A Bloody Picnic

by Alan Weeks

One of the crucial factors that kept Tommy going on the Western Front was his ability to see what was comic in the horror, deprivation and discomfort of trench warfare - an attitude which blossomed further in...


We Died with Our Boots Clean

by Kenneth McAlpine

At the age of seventeen, Kenneth McAlpine ran away from Repton school to join Churchill's new elite special force, the Royal Marine Commandos. As the youngest member of the youngest commando force, after three...


Before Their Time: A Memoir

by Robert Kotlowitz

in this memoir of his experiences as a teenage infantryman in the US Third Army during World War II, Kotlowitz brings to life the harrowing story of the massacre of his platoon in northeastern France, in which...


Roger Casement's Diaries

by Roger Sawyer

Born in Ireland in 1864 Roger Casement acted as British Consul in various parts of Africa (1895-1904) and Brazil (1906-11) where he denounced atrocities among Congolese and Putumayo rubber workers. knighted...


Bravest: Australia's Greatest War Heroes and How They Won Their Medals

by Robert Macklin

From the Boer War to the war in Vietnam, Bravest tells the story of 15 Australian war heroes and how they won the highest medals awarded for bravery.


Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

by Pam Hirsch

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon was the most unconventional and influential leader of the Victorian women's movement. Enormously talented, energetic and original, she was a feminist, law-reformer, painter, journalist,...


War Behind the Wire: Australian Prisoners of War

by Michael Caulfield

Michael Caulfield presents accounts of Australian prisoners of war, capturing the Aussie spirit that manages to endure through all.


Cry Havoc

by Simon Mann

For the first time since he was released from five years' incarceration in some of Africa's toughest prisons, making worldwide headlines, Simon Mann breaks his silence to tell everything Simon Mann's remarkable...


Call the Ambulance!

by Les Pringle

Exploding pressure cookers, a thwarted wife's deadly revenge and transvestites in distress - manning an ambulance in the seventies kept you on your toes.

Having survived the rites of passage as a probationer,...


The Road Taken

by Michael Buerk

'Dawn, and as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside Korem it lights up a biblical famine, now, in the Twentieth Century.'

Those words opened Michael Buerk's first report on the...


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2010

by Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies...


Heart for the Fight

by Brian Stann & John R. Bruning

This is the story of a kid from the wrong side of Scranton who made it to the Naval Academy, played linebacker for the Navy football team for four years, became a Marine officer, graduated first in his infantry...


Noble Warrior

by James E. Livingston & Colin D. Heaton

New addition to the "Commandant of the Marine Reading List, 2011"

 

Major General James E. Livingston received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role as an infantry company commander at Dai Do, Vietnam,...


Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine

by Robert Coram

From the earliest days of his thirty-four-year military career, Victor "Brute" Krulak displayed a remarkable facility for applying creative ways of fighting to the Marine Corps. He went on daring spy missions,...


Boer Boy: Memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War Youth

by Chris Schoeman

Boer Boy is the touching true story of a ten-year- old farm boy's traumatic but fascinating experiences during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. When Charles du Preez and his father were discovered hiding in...