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Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam

by Monika Jensen-Stevenson & William Stevenson

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.

For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular:...


Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed

by Kevin Ferris, Dava Guerin & George H. W. Bush

Unbreakable Bonds tells ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, US soldiers and Marines who suffered severe injuries during the War on Terror. The survival of these...


The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon

by Bryan Perrett

First published in 1997, The Real Hornblower offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of this great naval admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began...


Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


The Secrets of Q Central: How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the Second World War

by Leighton Buzzard Archaeology and History

Leighton Buzzard had the biggest telephone exchange in the world 1939-45, handling all telephone and teleprinter communications for the war in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Because of this,...


Waterloo 1815: Britain's Day of Destiny

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most important moments in military history. This book seeks to not only tell the story of this great battle, but also to challenge conventional thinking about the opposing...


Inspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West

by Todd M. Kerstetter

Covering more than 200 years of history from pre-contact to the present, this textbook places religion at the center of the history of the American West, examining the relationship between religion and the region...


Honorable Treachery: A History of U. S. Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA

by G.J.A. O'Toole

Foreign policy in peacetime and command decision in war have always been driven by intelligence, and yet this subject has often been overlooked in standard histories. Honorable Treachery fills in these details,...


@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

by Shane Harris

An investigation into how the Pentagon, NSA, and other government agencies are uniting with corporations to fight in cyberspace, the next great theater of war.


Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mohave Indians

by Royal B. Stratton

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


Navy SEALs

by Dick Couch & William Doyle

Written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community, here is the definitive history of the U.S. Navy SEALs, a thrilling chronicle that reveals the inside story behind the greatest...


The Life of Field Marshal Lord Roberts

by Rodney Atwood

This biography of Field Marshal Lord Roberts charts a remarkable life that spanned the apogee of the British Empire. During a diverse career, Roberts won the Victoria Cross, planned the strategic defence of...


War and State-Building in Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives

by Kaushik Roy & Scott Gates

The Mughals, British and Soviets all failed to subjugate Afghanistan, failures which offer valuable lessons for today. Taking a long historical perspective from 1520 to 2012, this volume examines the Mughal,...


The United States in the Long Twentieth Century: Politics and Society since 1900

by Michael Heale

The United States in the Long Twentieth Century explores the nature of American politics and society in the period from 1900 to the present day, illuminating both the changes and the continuities. This was a...


For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

by Howard Schultz & Rajiv Chandrasekaran

A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front.

Because so few of...


Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more...


Captive Paradise

by James L. Haley

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers...


Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

by Leslie Zemeckis & Blaze Starr

By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque--as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling...


The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb


America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

by John Bicknell

The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell...