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In a Guardsman's Boots: A Boy Soldier's Adventures from the Streets of 1920s Dublin to Buckingham Palace, WWII and the Egyptian Revolution

by Paddy Rochford & Caroline Rochford

When he was just eight years old, Paddy Rochford enrolled at Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Military School, where he was taught how to be a soldier with the British Army, like his father. Soon afterwards, in 1922,...


Eyewitness on the Somme 1916

by Matthew Richardson

What was the soldier’s experience of the Battle of the Somme? How did the men who were there record their part in the fighting or remember it afterwards? How can we, 100 years later, gain an insight into one...


Martin Luther

by Lyndal Roper

When Martin Luther nailed a sheet of paper to the church door of a small university town on 31 October 1517, he set off a process that changed the Western world for ever.

Luther's ideas spread like wildfire....


William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

by James Lee McDonough

A major new biography of one of America’s most storied military figures. General Sherman’s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his...


Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

by Arthur Herman

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation’s great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim—from the Pulitzer Prize...


Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces

by Dorit Sasson

When nineteen-year-old Dorit Sasson realized she had no choice but to distance herself from her neurotic, worrywart of a mother in order to become her own person, she volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces-and...


Nobody's Hero: The Story of a Marine Sniper Scout

by Karla R. Jensen

Author Karla R. Jensen tells the story of Del Schultz, a Marine who served in World War II. Schultz, who grew up in Wisconsin, learned the mindset of "kill or be killed" in order to survive his experiences,...


15 Years of War: How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service

by Kristine Schellhaas

Less than 1% of our nation will ever serve in our armed forces, leaving many to wonder what life is really like for military families.

He answers the call of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Pacific; she keeps...


Flight from Colditz: Would the Second World War's Most Audacious Escape Plan Have Succeeded?

by Tony Hoskins

Colditz Castle was one of the most famous Prisoner of War camps of the Second World War. It was there that the Germans interred their most troublesome or important prisoners. Hundreds of ingenious escape attempts...


The Survivor

by Felipe Albero Gomez & Ken Scott

This is the incredible account of Felipe Albero Gomez, who fought for both sides in the Spanish Civil War. When it ended, he was placed on a troop train, given a new blue uniform and told he would be fighting...


A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat

by Gene Barr

A True “Cold Mountain” from the Northern Perspective

More than 150 years ago, 27-year-old Irish immigrant Josiah Moore met 19-year-old Jennie Lindsay, a member of one of Peoria, Illinois’s most prominent...


Summary of Unbroken: by Laura Hillenbrand | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand | Includes Analysis

 

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Summary of  Destiny and Power: by Jon Meacham | Includes Analysis

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Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham is a biography of George H.W. Bush,  the 41st...


Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

by Carl Higbie & Scott McEwen

Carl Higbie was a member of the the Navy Seal team that captured the Butcher of Fallujah, only to later be accused of prisoner abuse.

Carl Higbie was on the Navy Seal assault team that captured the most wanted...


Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick

"Valiant Ambition may be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.”

—Boston Globe

"Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation...


The Bridgebusters: The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Wing

by Thomas Mckelvey Cleaver

"He had decided to live forever, or die in the attempt." — Catch-22

The men of the 57th Bomb Wing flew out of Corsica during World War II and bombed vital bridges throughout Italy to sabotage German supply routes....


Walk to Freedom: Kriegsgefangenen #6410 - Prisoner of War

by John L. Lenburg & Jeff Lenburg

June 30, 1944, fifty members of the United States 460th Bomb Group came under heavy attack on their mission to destroy German oil refineries in Silesia, Hungary, when German twin-engine Me-410 fighters blasted...


Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story

by Matti Friedman

Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the experience of a band of Israeli soldiers charged with holding a remote outpost in Lebanon during an unnamed war that foreshadowed the conflicts in Afghanistan,...


Raising Men

by Eric Davis & Dina Santorelli

After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL Teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions that could obscure his whereabouts...


Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

by Clinton Romesha

"A vitally important story that needs to be understood by the public, and I cannot imagine an account that does it better justice that Romesha's." —Sebastian Junger, journalist and author of The Perfect...